Friday, March 16, 2018

SADD Efforts Bear Fruits, Pakistan Punjab Passes Anand Marriage Act for Sikhs

NEW DELHI, Mar 14 — The SADD congratulated the Sikh community worldwide and thanked dignitaries and Pakistani lawmakers for passing the long-pending Anand Marriage Act for Sikh weddings in the Punjab province across India’s border.
SADD president Paramjit Singh Sarna has been lobbying with the Pakistani establishment for the past almost 10 years for a separate law for the Sikh minority to register community weddings. Prof. Gurtej Singh, a renowned scholar, and highly-respected legal luminary KTS Tulsi played a key role in the campaign for a distinct marriage law for Sikh couples in Pakistan, recalled SADD secretary-general Harvinder Singh Sarna.“We are extremely thankful to Prof. Gurtej Singh and S. KTS Tulsi, who lent us their valuable support in this endeavour. They even visited Pakistan to push this campaign, which has now culminated in success,” S.Sarna noted.
On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Punjab assembly unanimously passed the Anand Marriage Act for Sikhweddings, the first by any country outside of India.“We once again express our gratitude to all the members of the Pakistan Punjab assembly for thislandmark law,” S. Sarna sa

IMF raise concern US levy tariff

International Monetary Fund has expressed concern about US President Donald Trump’s decision to levy  steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
Christine Lagarde  said  economic history clearly shows that trade wars not only hurt global growth but are also unwinnable.The comment by the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund is in a statement released ahead of a G20 meeting in Argentina next week.
Lagarde says in a separate report that one-sided import restrictions would trigger protectionism throughout the world and heighten tensions.


Surpassing 2016’s Record Breaking Year by More Than 1 Million; 5.1 Percent Visitor Volume Growth Led to Increased Spending in Orange County 
Mumbai, 16th March 2018:  Visit Anaheim, the official destination organization for Anaheim, today announced Anaheim welcomed 24.2 million tourists in 2017 (Source: CIC Research, Inc.). This year marks the fifth record setting year in a row for visitation to the Southern California destination. Preliminary reports show that more than 1 million extra visitors, equaling a 5.1 percent visitor volume increase, visited Anaheim in 2017 compared to the previous year.
Anaheim has experienced a 31 percent growth in tourism since 2012. The local Orange County economy positively benefited from the record setting year, seeing a 6.2 percent increase in spending by Anaheim visitors in 2017 compared to the previous year, totaling $8.62 billion dollars. Spending was spread across a number of sectors including hotel accommodations, which experienced a 1.7 percent increase in visitors.
“The numbers clearly prove the direct and positive impact tourism has on Anaheim and Orange County,” said Jay Burress, President & CEO, Visit Anaheim. “2017 was a monumental year for our destination, opening a newly expanded space of the Anaheim Convention Center as well the start of several new development projects. Tourism means an increase in jobs, revenue for small businesses and is a key spoke in our local economy’s wheel.”
Development projects have been on the rise in the destination with several highly impactful projects underway to sustain tourism for years to come. Most notably,Disneyland’s much-anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and updates to Downtown Disney, which will offer Anaheim’s 24 million annual visitors additional entertainment and attraction options. Anaheim visitors will also be offered more diverse hotel accommodation options due to two highly-anticipated four diamond hotels breaking ground in 2017.
In Sept. 2017, the Anaheim Convention Center’s seventh expansion, ACC North, was unveiled, adding 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and cementing the Anaheim Convention Center as the largest convention center on the West Coast. ACC North allows meeting professionals the flexibility to design unique experiences for their attendees from education sessions, workshops, galas, marketplace connections and networking events. Additionally, many of Anaheim’s most impactful annual conventions hit record attendance or grew in size in 2017, including NAMM, Natural Products Expo West, VidCon, California Dental Association, OC Auto Show and LuLaRoe.
Visitor Growth 2013-2017
2013: 18,704,292
2014:  21,737,961
2015:  22,500,000
2016:  23,040,000
2017:  24,219,000 (preliminary)
Source: CIC Research, Inc.
Here is a video looking back at some of the exciting things that made 2017 a great year to visit Anaheim. For more information on Anaheim, please

Cologne tram crash

 More than forty  people were injured when two trams collided at a station just outside Cologne’s Altstadt on Thursday evening. Police suspect one driver of being drunk.
Cologne police confirmed on Friday morning that a breathalyzer test had shown up positive for the driver. Police are yet to release the results of a blood test.
Dozens injured in Cologne tram crash, driver reportedly drunk
The 55-year-old driver steered a tram of the Line 18 into another tram which was already stopped at the Eifelwall station.
With fierce impact it smashed the window panes and pushed the back of the front tram off the tracks. The Cologne Transport Company (KVB) said that it has never had a similar incident in its history. One of the passengers on the tram was reportedly seriously injured but his situation is not believed to be life threatening.

Ultra Media & Entertainment Group participates,‘HONG KONG FILMART 2018’

Ultra Media & Entertainment Group participates in ‘HONG KONG FILMART 2018’ with exclusive titles & new offerings across various genres  from 19th  to 22nd March  2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.
  • Ultra will be offering an array of Bollywood & International blockbusters, animated Films, TV Shows  & 85 well known films from the “Children Films Society of India (CFSI)”
  • From the regional stable it will also offer a range of films in Marathi, Bhojpuri and Bengali including the much acclaimed Bengali family TV drama “Chhay Ritu Saat Rang”
  • The most interesting highlight of the offerings will be the new edition of Ultra Cookery with 200 episodes
16 March 2018 : Along with its existing exhaustive slate of more than 1500 titles comprising of Indian & International films, television & animation content, Ultra will be participating with new exclusive titles in various genres, some of the other highlights are as below :
  • Ultra Cookery:  A series of unique cookery videos that feature healthy, delicious and easy to cook multi-cuisine recipes from worldwide. The recipes shown in this are quick to make and are a blend of innovative and novel techniques that are easy to follow and can be tried by anyone in the confines of their kitchen. The target audience for these videos are housewives, office going women, teenagers, learners, single & married men, students (both female & male) staying in hostels & paying guests accommodation, foodies , NRI’s and also others who share a passion for cooking
  • Teen Saheliyan : A television serial of a dramatic tale of 3 best friends who have always believed that their bond is forever. Until destiny takes an unexpected turn challenging the very survival of their friendship
  • 85 films from “Children Films Society of India (CFSI)” : Ultra has a collection of 85 films from CFSI which is an apex government body of India that produces “State of the Art” Children’s Films & TV programs in various Indian languages.
  • Malgudi Days : One of the most prominent Indian television series, which has received accolades  worldwide
Ultra Media & Entertainment Private Ltd (Est. 1982) is a professionally managed Entertainment Conglomerate from India providing end to end solutions for the Television & Film Industry globally. The company pioneers in Content Acquisition & Distribution of various media rights worldwide. It also has a fully integrated, multi-faceted studio engaged in various aspects of entertainment which offers post production services like 3D Conversion, DI, Editing, Dubbing, Sound designing, Restoration, Scanning, Upscaling, VFX, etc.
For further information you can get in touch with Mr. Vishal Kanungo on +91 9620100604 and Mr. Ashok Yadav on +91 9821300058, they will be present at Hong Kong Filmart throughout the tenure. They handle International Content Syndication and will share the required information.
For any further information or query, you can reply to my mail here OR you can contact me on:  +919820310487   Vivek Kotian.

Is opposition Unity to demolish Modi Fort in 2019

TDP momentum of  no-confidence motion against the NDA government,  received Inertia with CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury tweet: “Its (BJP’s) betrayal of the promise of special status for Andhra Pradesh is inexcuseable. Its all-round failure and evasion of parliamentary accountability needs to be highlighted.”
The Telugu Desam Party today decided to quit the NDA, days after two of its ministers resigned from the Narendra Modi government following the Centre’s refusal to grant Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.
The party will also move a no-confidence motion against the Modi  government over the injustice meted out to the state, an official communique said.
TMC, Congress, AIMIM, BJD, CPM, CPI, AAP, TRS have extended support to the TDP for the no-confidence motion. Mamata Banerjee’s TMC was the first to extend support followed by the Congress.  But for the no-confidence motion to be passed, the house — the Lok Sabha — has to be in order. Given the numbers in the treasury benches, it seems improbable, but the coming together of the opposition, will act as a warning to the government ahead of the general elections.
Further no confidence move shall not be successfully unless saffron is either betrayed by its ambitious lots or soft target within BJP which sit on fence for an opportunity of windfall gain in politics.

TDP No confidence next move

With TDP quitting the NDA would be demanding, No confidence vote against the Modi government with 18 Lower house members of TDP TCR 3 mombers, join opposition camp.TMC, Congress, Left, NCP and SP joining is matter of Conglomerate to decide.No confidence motion to be listed as per this nova- political calculus the parties to get together with revolt ignite from Gorakhpur by LS polls.
Political landscape change after PNB mega fraud busted and legend looter landed abroad without any visible government intend to nab the public fund embezzler.
Indian government rehearsing the way to quell these dark clouds and with bye polls the opposition unity found the way to dig Modi political rig deep down to hearts of masses and in International relations.
Will history of Atal Gov lost by one vote, will repeat in 2018.
Listing of No confidence motion need to be aporove by LS Speaker. TDP and TCR to move need 32 members  to get NDA Gov fall.

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