ZEE5 premieres Babbar Ka Tabbar – an Original Series

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Close on the heels of the successful launch of Zero KMS, ZEE5 – India’s largest and most comprehensive digital entertainment platform for multilingual entertainment, today released yet another unmissable series, a light humoured family watch – Babbar Ka Tabbar.

Babbar Ka Tabbar reflects the times that we live in and addresses the generation gap between today’s youth and their parents in a quirky way. Watch out for the ultimate generation battle that’s the story of every household in the country! The series showcases a Punjabi family, the Babbars and their daily life struggles while trying to maintain sanity. Their saviour is their tenant Jamia played by Anshuman Jha, who becomes the sutradhaar between the parents and the kids. Jamia, because of his affinity to every member becomes almost a ‘part of the family’, providing solutions to everyday issues in the lives of the Babbars.

The 12-episode series set in Delhi is launching in 2 parts and stars Manu Rishi, Anshuman Jha, Ayesha Raza, Avneet Kaur and Bhavin Bhanushali who portray quirky and loveable characters. A ‘trying too hard to be cool’ father, an over-protective mother, a socially-awkward son, an overconfident daughter and a good-for-nothing paying guest cum family therapist. All these characters come together to make Babbar Ka Tabbar, a masala entertainer you can’t afford to miss.

LSD (Love, Sex aur Dhoka) fame Anshuman Jha, on his first web series says, “It has been really exciting working with seasoned actors like Manu Rishi and Ayesha Raza. Babbar ka Tabbar is fresh, relatable and a fun to watch series, something I have never attempted before. I can’t wait to find out the audience’s reaction to the show.”

ZEE5 has a diverse array of content that it is curating through the platform. Zero KMS– a thriller series, Mehmaan riding on suspense and Life Sahi Hai 2– a mix of drama and comedy; these are Hindi shows already garnering a great response. The regional series like Horn Ok Please in Marathi, America Mappillai in Tamil, Nanna Koochi in Telugu, Utsaha Ithihasam in Malayalam, etc. and some of our big launches in pipeline include – Sunny Leone’s biopic ‘Karenjit Kaur’, ‘Lockdown’, the first musical series from Rapper Badshah’s production house and many more.

Manish Aggarwal, Chief Marketing Officer, ZEE5 India said, “After Life Sahi Hai 2, here is another mass entertainer from our OC stable, and we are confident that the Babbars and Jamia will be loved as much as the rest of our characters. Since our launch, we have been registering viewers from across the country who are seeking entertainment and are willing to pay for it. This is in keeping with the content strategy we have carefully chalked out for ZEE5, and viewers have much to look forward to in the coming months. In a first, we will also be offering the first two episodes of Babbar ka Tabbar free for non-subscribers; we are confident that this binge watch-worthy series will have the viewer hooked.”

Speaking about the show, Victor Mukherjee, Producer of the show, said: “We are excited about partnering with ZEE5 on a format that is unique and has loads of desi tadka. Babbar Ka Tabbar is a light-hearted, funny and entertaining show which is perfect for an entertaining binge-watching experience. It has been an absolute pleasure working with such brilliant actors. We do hope the viewers enjoys watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.”

ZEE5 has an exciting original content line-up which will feature some of the biggest and most entertaining faces from the world of Indian entertainment. The platform will have 90+ original shows by the end of March 2019.

Availability: The ZEE5 App can be downloaded from Google Play Storehttp://bit.ly/zee5andand iOS App Storehttp://bit.ly/zee5ios. Also available at www.zee5.com, as a Progressive Web App (PWA), and on Apple TVand Amazon Fire TV Stick.ZEE5 also supports Chromecast.

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Explore the art behind capturing ‘Places and People’ with “Coffee with Leica”

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Known for its craftsmanship and German precision, renowned German Luxury Camera brand ‘Leica’ is all geared up to expand the culture of Photography in India. After opening its store in New Delhi, India, the brand has been focusing to share the Leica experience with the new generation of Photographers through it’s initiative ‘Coffee with Leica’.

After the success of the first session of ‘Coffee with Leica’, Leica Store is excited to announce the second session of with popular influencer and noted travel and documentary photographer, Mr. Pravin Tamang. This upcoming session scheduled for Saturday, 23rd June, 2018 at Leica Store, New Delhi addressing new generation of photographers

Sharing valuable information about ‘the art of capturing Places and People’ during the session, Pravin will also speak about his photography journey with Leica. The meet will have a lot of budding photographers who will be facinated with Leica experience. An invite only event, photography enthusiasts can register themselves online for the event.

Event: Coffee with Leica

Day & Date: Saturday, 23 June, 2018

Venue: Leica Store, N-42, Connaught Place, New Delhi

LANXESS: Price adjustment for PA 6.6 compounds

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LANXESS is raising its prices for Durethan A (polyamide 6.6) compounds in Europe, Middle East and Africa by EUR 0.60/kg with immediate effect.

The overall tight market situation with extremely limited availability of raw materials in the PA 6.6 value chain has led to further severe price increases for PA 6.6 base resin. As there are no signs of a relief, a price adjustment is unavoidable.

The High Performance Materials business unit offers support in exploring opportunities to replace PA 6.6 applications by PA 6 or PBT grades.

UN SDG Report: Countries embrace efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals amid mounting global challenges

A fast-changing climate, conflict, inequality, persistent pockets of poverty and hunger and rapid urbanization are challenging countries’ efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a UN report launched in New York on 20 June 2018.

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 found that conflict and climate change were major contributing factors leading to growing numbers of people facing hunger and forced displacement, as well as curtailing progress towards universal access to basic water and sanitation services.

For the first time in more than a decade, there are now approximately 38 million more hungry people in the world, rising from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016. According to the report, conflict is now one of the main drivers of food insecurity in 18 countries. In 2017, the world experienced the costliest North Atlantic hurricane season on record, driving the global economic losses attributed to the disasters to over $300 billion.

At the same time, the Report found that more people are leading better lives than they were just a decade ago. The proportion of the world’s workers living with their families on less than 1.90 per person a day declined significantly over the past two decades, falling from 26.9 per cent in 2000 to 9.2 per cent in 2017.

The under-five mortality rate dropped by almost 50 per cent and in the least developed countries, the proportion of population with access to electricity has more than doubled between 2000 and 2016. However, in 2015, 2.3 billion people still lacked even a basic level of sanitation service and 892 million people continued to practice open defecation. In 2016, there were 216 million cases of malaria compared to 210 million cases in 2013 and close to 4 billion people were left without social protection in 2016.

The SDG Report presents an overview of progress toward achieving the Goals, which were unanimously adopted by countries in 2015.

UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin said “Transitioning towards more sustainable and resilient societies also requires an integrated approach that recognizes that these challenges–and their solutions–are interrelated.”

As the global community moves forward to achieve the SDGs and address existing challenges, reliable, timely, accessible and disaggregated data is critically needed. This requires technology and innovation, increased resources and political commitment to build strong data and statistical systems in all countries.

Other findings of the Report include:

 

  • Rates of child marriage have continued to decline around the world. In Southern Asia, a girl’s risk of marrying in childhood has dropped by over 40 per cent between 2000 and 2017.
  • Nine out of 10 people living in cities breathe polluted air.
  • In 2016, the absolute number of people living without electricity dropped below the symbolic threshold of one billion.
  • Land degradation threatens the livelihoods of over one billion people.

Immerse your senses at Banyan Tree Samui

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Overlooking the azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand, Banyan Tree Samuiis nestled amid the lush jungle of a private bay in Lamai.

 

Choose to unwind in your pool villa, amuse your palate with delectable cuisine, partake in the range of recreational activities, delight in the blissful spa treatments or soak away your worries in The Rainforest, our hydrotherapy wellness facility. From couples, families or groups to comfort-seekers or adventure-seekers, tropical splendour awaits at Banyan Tree Samui.

INDIA MEN’S FUTURE TOURS PROGRAMME 2018-2023 RELEASED

The International Cricket Council, on behalf of its Members, today released the men’s Future Tours Programme (FTP) from 2018-2023. The FTP, which is available here, provides clarity and certainty around all bilateral international fixtures and incorporates all three formats of the game.

 

The result of a significant collective effort from the Members, with the support of the ICC, the FTP focuses on bringing more context to bilateral cricket. A World Test Championship has been created along with a 13-team men’s ODI league that will act as a qualification pathway for the ICC Cricket World Cup.

 

Nine top-ranked sides will participate in the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship, which will run from 15 July 2019 to 30 April 2021. The sides will play six series in the two-year cycle on a home and away basis against opponents they have mutually selected. The two top-ranked sides will then progress to the June 2021 final to decide the World Test champions.

 

In addition, the 12 Test playing nations and the Netherlands, will participate in the 13-team ODI League, which will run from 1 May 2020 to 31 March 2022 and all the sides will play eight series over a two-year cycle on a home and away basis against mutually agreed opponents.

 

India’s opening series in the World Test Championship is against the Windies in the Caribbean in July 2019, while their first ODI series in the league is against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka in June 2020.

 

This league will serve as a qualification pathway for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. India (as host) plus the seven highest-ranked sides in the ODI league as on 31 March 2022 will qualify directly for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, while the bottom five sides will get a second chance to qualify through the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

 

The principles followed by Members in the creation of this men’s FTP are as follows:

 

·        Scheduling the appropriate amount of cricket in each format (home and away) for each Member;

 

·        With matches scheduled at the preferred time of year in each territory;

 

·        Inclusion of existing  series that have already been committed to commercial partners (mainly in 2019-20);

 

·        Providing optimum preparation for ICC Events by playing the same format immediately before the tournament;

 

·        Sufficient time for Members to schedule their preferred bilateral content outside of World Test Championship and ODI league;

 

·        Periods when individual Boards want to allow their national team players to be available to compete in domestic T20 leagues.

 

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson congratulated the Members for their efforts in the preparation of the men’s Future Tours Programme:

 

“The agreement of this FTP means we have clarity, certainty and most importantly context around bilateral cricket over the next five years. The World Test Championship will get underway next year with the ODI league kicking off in 2020 as part of the qualification towards the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

 

“Bringing context to bilateral cricket is not a new challenge, but with the release of this FTP, our Members have found a genuine solution that gives fans around the world the chance to engage regularly with international cricket that has meaning and the possibility of a global title at the end.”

 

As part of the agreed international cricket structure, the ICC Board has already approved an additional ICC World T20 in place of the ICC Champions Trophy as well as giving Twenty20 International Status to all 104 Members.

Isuzu Motors India inaugurate a new 3S (Sales, Service & Spare) facility of ‘MohanMotor ISUZU’ in Siliguri

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Isuzu Motors India expanded its presence in the country by inaugurating a new 3S (Sales, Service & Spare) facility of ‘MohanMotor ISUZU’ in Siliguri, West Bengal. The new strategically located facility will address the growing demand for ISUZU vehicles in the North East, while enabling the company to offer seamless sales and service support to customers in the region. D-MAX V-Cross, India’s first Adventure Utility Vehicle, mu-X – full-size, 7 seater  Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), D-MAX S-CAB – 5-seater ‘Smart’ Commercial Pick-up and D-MAX Regular Cab commercial pick-up models were launched in the city marking the occasion.

The new facility in Siliguri becomes the second outlet of MohanMotor ISUZU after Kolkata, which has been selling these vehicles for nearly 2 years. MohanMotor is known for its customer-centric approach and is fully equipped to serve the customers in Siliguri and nearby districts.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ken Takashima, Deputy Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, said, “Siliguri being the gateway of North East India, it is imperative for ISUZU to set its footprint here. We are witnessing increasing demand for our products in the region, especially the V-Cross that complements the lifestyle of people in the North East and S-CAB enabling local businessmen to achieve their business goals efficiently. With the new S-CAB ‘Hi-Ride’ variant, we are quite confident of offering the right product to those discerning customers. I am delighted to be associated with MohanMotor as they are committed to customer satisfaction.”

Mr. Gaurav Bajaj, Director, MohanMotor ISUZU, said, “We are extremely excited to open our new facility for ISUZU here in Siliguri. ISUZU vehicles are engineered to meet every customer needs adequately and I am confident of extending uncompromised sales and service support in the region as well. We will maintain our focus on high customer satisfaction and provide a high quality of sales and service experience to our customers in the city.”

The new 3S (Sales, Service & Spare) facility in Siliguri has been designed and built according to ISUZU Dealership Standards and is strategically located so as to provide a convenient access to the visitors and customers. The dealership employees have been trained under the supervision of ISUZU personnel and will provide a quality customer experience. The showroom is designed to promote the ‘spirit of lifestyle & adventure’ in the region.