In PKL Season 4 Puneri Paltan dashes semi-finals by crushing Bengaluru Bulls in a nail biter

Posted by: at 7/27/2016 11:14:00 am

Manjeet Chhillar creates a history by grabbing 11 defense points

Delhi, July 27, 2016: In a nail biting finish, Puneri Paltan dashed in the semi-finals of Season 4 Pro Kabaddi League by crashing Bengaluru Bulls 36:33

In PKL Season 4 Puneri Paltan dashes semi-finals by crushing Bengaluru Bulls in a nail biter

In a stellar performance as defender, Captain Manjeet Chhillar created history in PKL by making a record of scoring 11 defense points.

Though Puneri Paltan began the game well it soon was lagging behind the opposition. At half-time the scores were 12:21 where Bengaluru Bulls led by 9 points.

In the second half, Puneri Paltan turned the table. Bengaluru Bulls struggled to score points while Manjeet Chhillar showed heroics in capturing the raider’s one after the other.

Deepak Hooda & Ajay Thakur were the stars of Puneri Paltan victory in the raiding department. Ajay Thakur was declared the man-of-the-match & Deepak Hooda was adjudged the best raider as well as well as the man of the match.

Manjeet Chhillar, captain of Puneri Paltan said, “Today was a do-or-die match for us. We had no option but to fight it out with courage & conviction on the mat. I am really happy the way we performed as a team & highly appreciate the efforts of Ajay & Deepak. We look forward to give our best in the semi-finals.

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U Mumba sign off Season 4 with a win over Dabang Delhi

Posted by: at 7/27/2016 11:10:00 am
U Mumba sign off Season 4 with a win over Dabang Delhi

The Season 3 finalists unable to qualify for the semis despite spirited comeback

27th July, 2016, New Delhi: It was a bittersweet end for U Mumba as they won 38-34 through a spirted team effort against Dabang Delhi but signalled the end of their Season 4 campaign as they failed to make the play-offs and finished 5th on 42 points.

The game began with U Mumba needing to win over Dabang Delhi by a margin of 45 points, a steep task with the fact that Puneri Paltan had already beaten Bengaluru Bulls in the earlier match. The home team wanted to make a statement to their home crowd and star raider Kashiling Adake along with Prashant Kumar Rai lit up the stage as they out foxed the U Mumba defence to hand them their first all-out in the 10th minute itself, the score being 12-6. While the latter usually set the pace of the game, Delhi wanted to move things along rapidly which threw U Mumba off their game, making mistakes in both attack and defence. In a do or die raid for Prashant Kumar Rai, he was successfully tackled but defender Surjeet was sent out because he had stepped over the end line. A review called by Rakesh Kumar was unsuccessful and U Mumba sank lower, the score being 16-11. The lanky Delhi raider continued to wreak havoc on the orange and black, executing a super raid and leaving Anup as the last man just before half-time to inflict a second all-out inside the first half. The Mumbai outfit went into half-time with the score 24-13 in favour of Delhi.

It looked like a stern half-time talk from coach Bhaskaran because when the second half began, U Mumba began to recall their winning formula. Star raider Rishank Devadiga, who hasn't shown his spectacular Season 3 form in this season, began collecting touch points with ease. Surjeet and Jeeva Kumar, the latter having not performed to expectations this season, were calm and tactical when it came to their tackles. But the sign of the pressure of making the play-offs was seen getting to captain Anup Kumar as he was signalled a two-minute time-out when the referee showed him a yellow card. Soon Dabang Delhi were all-out in the 25th minute through a two-point raid from Rishank with the score 27-24. After this, both captain and team began to dictate the pace of the game and force the Delhi team to commit errors. Rishank was extremely fired up and that was seen in a particular raid where he carried the defender across the mid line. With the margin of qualifying for the play-offs seeming too steep, it looked like the U Mumba side wanted to end things on a high. They took the lead in the match for the first time when Rishank managed to inflict a second all-out, eliminating the last man Meraj Sheykh, the score going to 30-34. Prashant Kumar Rai managed to reach his super 10 raid points just after Rishank. But in the end, when captain Anup rang out the buzzer raid, U Mumba ended their campaign with a win.

Commenting on their journey in Season 4, captain Anup Kumar said, "We won more games than Pune overall but our big loss in the first leg against them hurt us. Our players could not give their 100% and we lost some of our games due to our weak defence. I don't know if our team will be the same next season but we will bounce back."

Coach Bhaskaran dismissed the fact that a complete overhaul of the team was the reason for them missing out on the play-offs. "We lost big names in the auction but our new players from the auction too came after good performances from other teams." When asked the reason for Rishank being unable to repeat his Season 3 form, coach Bhaskaran indicated, "Rishank was the best raider in the first and last game but he lost his rhythm in the middle. Maybe the pressure of performing got to him"

With four season completed for him, Anup indicated his desire to continue playing the game as long as he can. "I will play kabaddi until I am fit and I'm performing well. The day my performance goes down, I will quit. I wish I could play for 15-20 years though."

Rishank Devadiga stretches to reach a Dabang Delhi defender during their encounter tonight in New Delhi
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Walmart India_ Ms. Sunny Leone visits Walmart India's Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Zirakpur

Posted by: at 7/27/2016 06:14:00 am

India 27 July 2016: Sunny Leone visits Walmart India’s Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Zirakpur, Punjab to promote Lust deodorant and Forever fragrance brands. Enclosed is the image for your reference.

Photo Caption: Bollywood actress, Sunny Leone visits Walmart India’s Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Zirakpur, Punjab to promote Lust deo and Forever fragrance brands. Seen in the photo are: (L to R) Tajender Pal Singh, General Manager, Personal Care, Walmart India; Member of Best Price Mukesh Bansal and Zirakpur Best Price Store Manager Prakash Dawani. During the promotion, Sunny Leone handed over a gift hamper of the brand to Mukesh Bansal. Mr. Bansal, a reseller, was recognized for doing exceptional sales of Lust deo & Forever fragrance brands.

Walmart India_ Ms. Sunny Leone visits Walmart India's Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Zirakpur

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Indian students among 65 students chosen to be trained as future leaders under Cargill’s Global Scholar Program

Posted by: at 7/27/2016 05:42:00 am

New Delhi, July 27, 2016 – For the fourth consecutive year, Cargill, in partnership with Institute of International Education (IIE), is continuing the Global Scholars Program to build a foundation for future leaders, getting new talent ready to take on exciting opportunities and challenges.  The Cargill Global Scholars Program worth US$5000  is a distinctive scholarship opportunity  not only provides financial support, but offers leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events, and a one-on-one mentoring program. These enrichment activities have been designed to help foster and enhance leadership potential and critical thinking skills in the students, and equip them with the tools necessary for becoming future global leaders and decisions makers.

The program being run in six countries will support 65 talented and high-performing undergraduate students this year. The selected individuals will be chosen based on their demonstrated high level of academic performance and leadership potential.

Indian students among 65 students chosen to be trained as future leaders under Cargill’s Global Scholar Program

Indian students among 65 students chosen to be trained as future leaders under Cargill’s Global Scholar Program

Indian students among 65 students chosen to be trained as future leaders under Cargill’s Global Scholar Program

Indian students among 65 students chosen to be trained as future leaders under Cargill’s Global Scholar Program

In India, 10 scholarships are being awarded for the academic year 2016-2017 to students in three leading science and technology institutions- Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi; Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai; and National Institute of Technology, Trichy. The total number of participating colleges being five.

“Cargill recognizes the need for talent development to make effective leaders of the future across all sectors. We are committed to improving the communities in which we operate, and supporting higher education is part of this commitment. We are excited to see the journey of these 10 new students as they get ready to take on new opportunities in their academic career,” said B.K. Anand, Director, Cargill India and Head- Grain and Oilseeds

Students who are selected as Cargill Global Scholars will receive scholarship funds of up to US$2,500 per year for up to two years and will be invited to take part in a series of leadership and enrichment activities designed to enhance their critical thinking skills and equip them with the tools necessary for becoming leaders and decision makers in their chosen fields. Students will gain valuable opportunities to observe and learn from business and community leaders in their own countries.

“The CGS Program has given me an opportunity to achieve my academic and professional goals and learn more about the role of companies like Cargill in alleviating environmental degradation and utilizing sustainable practices in business. In particular, the program’s mentorship element gave me an opportunity to discover myself better and helped me to take on leadership positions in life.” Paridhi Rustogi (student, who received scholarship in 2015)

Finally, as the Global Scholars complete their leadership and enrichment activities under this program and graduate from their universities, they will join the international alumni network of Cargill Global Scholars, where enrichment and networking opportunities will continue.

Namrata Jha (Director-IIE, India) says, “Institute of International Education is very proud of partnering with Cargill on this scholarship program, through which we are able to provide unique opportunities to undergraduate students, to help create pathways right after their college. Self-awareness, critical thinking skills, networking opportunities with other scholars across the globe, truly help them to be future leaders.”

About Cargill India

In India, Cargill’s operations started in 1987. It has businesses in refined oils, food ingredients, grain and oilseeds, sugar, cotton, animal feed and trade structured finance. Cargill Foods India, markets leading consumer brands of edible oils such as Nature Fresh, Gemini, Sweekar, Leonardo Olive Oil, Rath and Sunflower brand of hydrogenated fats. It also markets wheat flour under the Nature Fresh brand name. The Animal Nutrition business of Cargill provides animal feed and premix and nutrition for aqua, dairy and poultry. It markets animal feed and premix under the brands such as Provimi, Purina, Citura and Cargill. The Grains and Oilseed crush business originates grains & oilseeds at 240 storage locations.  It employs more than 2,000 employees working across offices and plants and a network of warehouses and depots.

About Cargill

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and  150 years of experience. We have 149,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit and our News Center.

About IIE 

The Cargill Global Scholars Program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) on behalf of Cargill. Founded in 1919, IIE is one of the most experienced not-for-profit organizations in the field of international education and scholarship management, and has worked extensively in areas of leadership development. IIE currently administers over 200 programs benefiting over 25,000 men and women from 175 nations.

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LexisNexis® launches Lexis® Practical Guidance in India, a first-of-its-kind online solution that complements the way legal industry works

Posted by: at 7/27/2016 05:34:00 am

New Delhi, July, 27, 2016
. Following overwhelming success in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong and Singapore, Lexis® Practical Guidance, an innovative online workflow-based solution, was launched in India at The Lalit, New Delhi, on July 26, 2016, in presence of distinguished dignitaries like Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President, Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF), along with eminent senior law firm partners, senior advocates and corporate counsels by LexisNexis®, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions.

Welcoming the dignitaries present and briefing on the need of Lexis® Practical Guidance, Mohan Ramaswamy, Managing Director, LexisNexis® India - Legal & Professional, said, “If you look into the legal process dynamics, you will discover that more than 40% of the time of in-house counsels and partners is spent on drafting, conveyance and legal research, leaving them less time for business development or discovering new opportunities in unfamiliar areas of law. Moreover, non-availability of trusted legal updates makes the research process more time- and labour-consuming. No doubt, about 85-90% of the corporate lawyers see technology tools as key efficiency drivers. With Lexis® Practical Guidance, we have tried to re-engineer how things are done and, in particular, how we can make operations quick, trackable and efficient, saving both time and money.” He also mentioned that for India, LexisNexis® has specifically developed premium content in partnership with the Society of Indian law firms (SILF) and some eminent corporate/general, uniquely aimed at the Indian market, with currently offering modules in Companies Act, Mergers and Acquisitions, Enterprise Corporate Management, Commercial Contracts and FEMA, with many more in the pipeline.”

Expounding on the association between SILF and LexisNexis India, Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President, Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF), said, "Our partnership with LexisNexis® is to be recognized as the leading association in India for the betterment of the legal landscape, providing futuristic solutions to today’s challenges. This strategic partnership combines our and LexisNexis’s expertise in developing indispensable knowledge resources with the aid of our legal experts’ knowledge, principles and practices to produce the best, most reliable and user-friendly content for legal professionals."

On Lexis® Practical Guidance’s success globally, Karen Taylor, Executive Director, Lexis® Practical Guidance Asia, said, “Lexis® Practical Guidance has been a tried and trusted solution for legal practitioners across the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. LexisNexis’s award-winning platforms, combined with expert local content, bring the very best in know-how, drafting and compliance all underpinned by market-leading analysis and commentary with on-point links to cases and legislation. Whether for Indian matters, cross-border deals, or international compliance requirements, Lexis® Practical Guidance is the solution. It is time for Digital India, Digital World.”

During the event, Vikesh Dhyani, Director Marketing, Customer Discovery & Innovation, LexisNexis® India - Legal & Professional, said, “This solution provides an unprecedented advantage of having a specialist on their desktop to guide their associates that, in turn, enables them to save time on research, increase their billable hours and get instant guidance on unfamiliar subjects. Whether you are a law firm, or a corporate counsel, a solo practitioner or a start-up, struggling with competition driven by new players and offerings from alternative legal services, together with tighter economic conditions, it is a pioneering solution to drive efficiencies, bring more strategic approach to risk management and most importantly achieve a value-based cost structure.”
Sandeep Ganju, Senior Director, Sales & Business Development, LexisNexis India, said, “Now is the age of information, and the manner in which information is consumed and analyzed by law firms and corporate counsels is going to be a key differentiator in making product decisions, mitigating risks and managing the litigating process better. With solutions like Lexis® Practical Guidance, LexisNexis has brought an advanced online platform that enables professionals to seamlessly navigate from case law to commentaries and legislations, thereby examining a point of law in a holistic fashion and giving a pragmatic view of the matter at hand.”

Preeti Arora, Head of Lexis® Practical Guidance, LexisNexis® India - Legal & Professional mentioned that Lexis® Practical Guidance content is structured around key topics and sub-topics within each practice area, including practice notes, precedents with drafting notes and alternative clauses, checklists and flowcharts, to enable legal professionals to efficiently complete transactional matters with speed and precision.
About LexisNexis®

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional ( is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis® Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

About SILF

The Society of Indian Law Firms or SILF is a collective of India's Top Corporate Law Firms and the only representative body for Law Firms of India till date. It also serves as a forum for exchange of ideas and information as also a medium for interaction with the government, the judiciary and the bureaucracy. SILF since its inception has amassed a wealth of experience, knowledge capital as well as unity and solidarity between competing law firms which would be difficult for any other entity to match. SILF also has a Memorandum of Understanding with Queensland Law Society and sustaining memberships with International Bar Association (IBA), Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), LAWASIA and Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).

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