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·        15 AAP MLAs oppose discoms electricity tariff hike petitions
·        MLAs will be present at DERC public hearings on discoms petitions
·        MLAs demand that DERC should outrightly reject the discoms petitions & order reduction in electricity tariffs

Fifteen MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party have submitted written objections to the electricity tariff revision petitions for 2015-16 submitted by the private power distribution companies (discoms) to the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission.

The MLAs have strongly objected to any tariff hike as demanded by discoms and have provided written reasons on why the discoms petitions should not be entertained by the DERC at all.

Each of these MLAs have also given their names to the DERC for being given a chance for personal presence during the public hearings on the discoms petitions.

These MLAs have pointed out that keeping all the facts and circumstances in mind, the DERC should order the discoms to immediately reduce the electricity tariffs for domestic consumers to restore its credibility as an impartial regulator.

These MLAs have provided para-wise rebuttals to the points raised by discoms in their petitions seeking a hike in electricity tariffs in Delhi.
The objections include the following points :
·        Discoms are misleading the public citing regulations as the main reason for their default payments. Inefficiency of discoms cannot be allowed to burden the public.
·        On what basis are the discoms seeking a higher rate of interest on working capital.
·        Discrepancies in the power procurement prices cited by discoms.
·        Attempts to hide non-tariff income by the discoms
·        Examples of financial mismanagement by discoms
·        Unrealistic projections to garner tax payers money through short term power purchase arrangements to fool the people
·        Faulty methods used in reading the meters of consumers and wrong methodology applied under the garb of day and net metering.
The MLAs who have sent separate letters to the DERC are : Anil Bajpai (Gandhinagar), Adarsh Shastri (Dwarka), Pawan Kumar Sharma (Adarsh Nagar), Bhawna Gaur (Palam), Rajesh Rishi (Janakpuri), SK Bagga (Krishnagar), Amanatullah Khan (Okhla), Fateh Singh (Gokalpur), Naresh Yadav (Mehrauli) Jarnail Singh (Tilak Nagar), Avtar Singh Kalkaji (Kalkaji), SS Dalal (Mundka), Gulab Singh Matiala, Akhilesh Pati Tripathi (Model Town) and Ritu Raj (Kirari).       

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Delhi Masters seals new three-year commitment

New Delhi, April 9, 2015: Following successful qualifying events in Kolkata, Chandigarh, Delhi and Mumbai earlier this year, The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) and HSBC have reaffirmed their commitment to developing tennis in India with the All India Tennis Association (AITA), by bringing Wimbledon legends Tim Henman and Goran Ivanisevic to pass on their skills and experience to a new generation at the Road to Wimbledon Delhi Masters 2015.

The Delhi Masters will take place on 6 – 11 April to mark the culmination of the Road to Wimbledon 2015 tournament in India.  Aimed at boosting the development of junior tennis in India, The Road to Wimbledon is a tournament for players aged 14 and under and offers four regional winners who qualify for the Junior Masters, in Delhi, and two coaches, the chance to play on Wimbledon’s famous grass courts at the UK HSBC National Finals on the grass at Wimbledon in August (10-15).

Croatian Ivanisevic, Wimbledon Champion in 2001 and runner up in 1992, 1994 and 1998 and Henman, four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist, will be accompanied by All England Club Head Coach Dan Bloxham to host a series of coaching clinics in Delhi to mark the climax of this year’s Road to Wimbledon tournament in India.

Until last year The Road to Wimbledon was a UK only tournament, but 2014 saw India host the first Wimbledon-branded tennis events staged outside the UK as The Road to Wimbledon arrived in Delhi and Mumbai. The move paid immediate dividends when 14-year-old Siddhant Banthia, from Pune, beat off competition from the UK and India to win the boys' singles title.

Henman, who kick-started his career in India in 1994 with three successive tournament wins on the Indian satellite circuit, said: “This is my third time in India in the past year as part of the Road to Wimbledon with HSBC and we are starting to see some positive results already with the young talent here showing signs of following in the footsteps of last year’s winner Siddhant Banthia. I have great memories of tennis in India as it was here that I made my breakthrough and hopefully with support from the All England Club and HSBC, The Road to Wimbledon could provide a real springboard for a new generation of talent in India.”

Ivanisevic, famous for being the only wildcard to have won the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Championship, said: “The chance to play at Wimbledon is something young tennis players all over the world aspire to. Thanks to the All England Club and HSBC this dream could become a reality for some of the young talent here in India. It is fantastic to see India’s rich history of grass court tennis alive and well, and with more grass courts in India than any other country outside the UK, these talented young players have the chance to create their own grass court history.”

Richard Lewis, Chief Executive of the AELTC, said: “The prospect of playing at Wimbledon is now within touching distance for those competing at the Delhi Masters this week and we look forward to welcoming the finalists to the lawns of the All England Club at the UK National Finals in August.”

Anil Khanna, President of the AITA, said: “We continue to work closely with the All England Club and HSBC to make The Road to Wimbledon a success in India. Tim, Goran, Dan and Tournament Director Paul Hutchins, have been truly inspirational.

Their coaching clinics for India’s young tennis players combined with their coach education workshops will provide a great foundation across all levels of tennis in India and we look forward to continuing this work with them for the next three years.

Tournament director Paul Hutchins said: The All England Club and HSBC are committed to broadening the appeal and participation in grass court tennis across Asia. Holding the Road to Wimbledon in India over the next three years is an ideal platform to do this, and so too are the development and coach education sessions run by Road to Wimbledon and HSBC with Tim, Goran and Dan. We are incredibly grateful to the AITA and local regional India Tennis Associations for their support.

HSBC Global Head of Sponsorship & Events Giles Morgan said: “India is a hugely important market for us and Wimbledon is one of the jewels in the crown of our sponsorship portfolio and it is satisfying to see this partnership flourish. 

“Our existing support for The Road to Wimbledon involves 700 clubs and thousands of children from all over the UK but this three year commitment in India adds a whole new dimension to the initiative. Siddhant has set the bar pretty high and we believe that the Road To Wimbledon will continue to provide the perfect stage for the next generation of Indian tennis talent.”

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Press Release

                                                                        Ultra Media & Entertainment Pvt Ltd to promote 3D Marathi Films in India…

Ø  Ultra Studios & Digital Labs – a division of Ultra Media & Entertainment Private Ltd will offer various end to end 3D film making solutions for the Marathi Film makers in subsidized rates globally

Ø  Will offer them customized, tailor-made solutions using the State of the Art In-house indigenous softwares & services to provide 3D content of Global Standards

Ø  The services will range from 2D to 3D Conversion Output, Specialized 3D Direct Cameras & made to order Camera rigs on rentals to providing Technically sound 3D Stereographers for direction and assistance

April,2015,Mumbai : Ultra Media & Entertainment Pvt Ltd, earlier popularly known as Ultra Video or Ultra Distributors is all set to promote 3D Marathi Films in India. Ultra Studios & Digital Labs - a division of Ultra Media & Entertainment Private Ltd with its “State of the art” studio will be offering various end to end 3D film making solutions for the Marathi Film makers in subsidized rates globally

A custom made solutions package will be provided for every 3D film makers as per their unique requirements under this vertical. The core idea behind this initiative is to provide specialized, hi tech 3D content output of global standards for these film makers in India itself

The various services offered under this vertical will be: 

Ø  2D to 3D Stereoscopic Conversion using the Studio’s In house indigenous software
Ø  VFX for 3D films
Ø  Analytical Quality Measurement & Enhancement software application
Ø  Providing specialized 3D Direct Cameras on rental
Ø  Supply made to order 3D Camera Rigs on rental
Ø  Provide technically sound Stereographers for film direction and assistance etc
In the recent past Marathi Film Industry has been churning some interesting 3D films but with a rare frequency. The first 3D film in Marathi Aai Mala Maru Nako was made by Satyaprakash Mangtan and released in 2012.This was followed with Zapatlela 2 by Mahesh 2013. Dhyaaas which released in 2014 was the last 2D to 3D stereoscopic film in Marathi that was released in India. 
Currently Young film makers are making interesting films on various contemporary and out of the box subjects. This has opened up a new set of viewers who patronize such films3D technology can enhance viewing experience especially of films made by these makers in certain genres like Sci Fi, Action & Adventure, Horror and Thriller etc. 
Ultra in the recent past had successfully provided complete 3D solutions to many national and international projects. Especially by providing these 3D solutions package, Ultra particularly wants these experimental film makers to experience the “Make in India” phenomenon in its true sense. 

In their endeavor to provide a one stop shop service for the Marathi film industry from shooting the first scene to the end DPX/ DCP format. Ultra Studios have also recently started providing them with their “state of the art”, In-house post production facilities in subsidized rates. This Hi tech studio based in the heart of the Mumbai City offers a range of services through their indigenous softwares and latest technologies as follows:

Ø  Studio for Dubbing, sound recording, mixing, editing,VFX and other related facilities 
Ø  Digital Intermediate & Colour Grading
Ø  Digitisation in various formats
Ø  Content Scale Up: from SD to 4K formats
Ø  Restoration:  Frame by frame Restoration in various formats
Ø  Colorisation from B/W to Colour  
Ø  Editing, Audio & Sound Engineering

Ultra Media & Entertainment Private Ltd also had in-house produced and distributed well known Marathi films like:

Ø  Gondya Martay Tangada
Ø  Lonavala Bypass
Ø  houn jau de
Ø  Saalina Kela Ghotala etc

Mr. SushilKumar Agrawal, MD, Ultra Media & Entertainment Private Ltd added: “We at Ultra have always offered all our services abreasted with its latest technology. Currently Marathi cinema is going through a very interesting phase with films made in all genres possible for the global audience. I can foresee many Marathi films being made in 3D in the immediate future and our specialized 3D film solutions will only enhance the story telling and viewing experience for the audience. By offering these exclusive services in subsidized rates we only would like to help these filmmakers. It will actually assist them to completely concentrate in their craft of making interesting 3D films with less commercial burden.”

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