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Completing 76 years of independence, India enters its 77th year of Independence. Celebrating Independence Day, Bharat Express News Network organized a function in Noida.
The park-premises in front of the Channel office was full with people’s participation. CMD & Editor in Chief of Bharat Express, Mr Upendrra Rai led the function in presence of the top officials of the news organization.
The function organized to celebrate national pride with patriotism spread in the ambience of the country today, witnessed a grand gala of people from in and outside the news organization. Lighting the lamp on the occasion, Mr Rai paid tribute to the martyrs of Indian freedom struggle. Hoisting the national flag he initiated the function followed by the national anthem.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Rai gave his life mantra via his impressive elocution. Sharing practical solutions, Mr Rai said, strong determination is necessary to overcome any addiction.
Explaining it, he said, just give yourself a bigger challenge, you certainly get rid of the bad habit. Mr Rai also said that service to the nation doesn’t necessarily required going to border to fight. We can serve the country any way we wish to, no matter where we are.
The special attraction of the occasion was the CISF band which played lovely tunes of national songs along with the national anthem. In the live patriotic atmosphere around, the police representation was also seen taking part during the entire celebration. Inspiring people for the conservation of the environment, the CMD also planted a tree amid a huge round of applause.
Directors, Mr Radheshyam Rai & Mr Sanjay Snehi along with CEO, Mr Varun Kohli, and many eminent guests graced the occasion with their valuable presence.
Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Saturday (12th August) said that he was associated with Naxalism when he was a student. He was replying to questions from India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma in the 'Aap Ki Adalat' show.
Chowdhury was asked "Did you have a history of being a Naxalite? Were you a rebel and dissenter from the very start?" In his response, the Congress leader said, "In the beginning, the Naxalite movement started in West Bengal. At that time, I was a student. I thought that this would be a way to alleviate the suffering and weaknesses of the country's poor. I wasn't very mature at that time. I had enthusiasm and anger within me. That's why I became associated with Naxalism."
Why did Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary become a Naxalite?
He further said, "I haven't committed murder, but I have been involved in looting firearms. I have also been in jail. I went to jail for the first time when I was 15 years old. On the day I was sent to jail, it was my sister's wedding day. I only studied up to the 9th grade in a government school."
"I am like a soldier. I fight for truth and justice. I have even taken a bullet to my chest, and when required, I have fired bullets as well. Several cases are still pending against me. If I have done something wrong, I should certainly face the consequences. I view jail as a university," he added. He said that there is a spate of murder cases in Bengal.
When Rajat Sharma asked whether you have actually killed someone, in response, he said that there are 26 cases registered against him. "There are several cases registered involving murder charges. If I had actually killed someone, why would I tell you? If I had committed murder, I wouldn't be here. In politics, such allegations are made when you protest against the ruling party," he said.
"In the affidavits submitted before the Election Commission, there are 26 cases against me, out of which 90 per cent have been closed. Even now, if I feel the need, I will continue to protest. When I feel that some injustice is happening somewhere, I won't step back from it, even if it means facing physical harm, getting shot, or going to jail," he added.
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is one of the leaders of the Opposition party who has hit the headlines recently. Speaking on the No-Confidence Motion brought by the Opposition recently, Chaudhury used some derogatory words for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which not only had to be expunged but the senior Congress leader was also suspended from the Lok Sabha.
Attacking the BJP government in Parliament, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury responded to some hard-hitting questions from India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma.
During this, Chowdhury answered the questions asked on different issues in detail. Responding to Rajat Sharma's question, he said that Manipur is a global issue. A bill on this was brought in the French Parliament when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had gone to Paris to receive a "big award." This was also discussed in the United Nations, Chowdhury added.
What Chowdhury said on Manipur issue?
He suggested that a meeting of all parties should be called. "Leaders of all parties including BJP, Congress should go to Manipur together and say that we all are with Manipur. This is how the issue of Manipur can be resolved," the Congress leader said. In response to another question, Chowdhury also gave advice to people who call Rahul Gandhi "Pappu." "There is a difference between Rahul Gandhi and the Prime Minister.
When the Prime Minister goes abroad, he needs a teleprompter in which his speech is written, but when Rahul Gandhi goes abroad, he speaks fluently without a teleprompter. He does not need "crutches" like teleprompters," he said.
He further said Rahul Gandhi is a good, honest and knowledgeable person but many a time his talks are presented in a distorted manner. Responding to Gandhi's flying kiss row, the Congress leader said that a flying kiss is a sign of love. "If you find fault, you will find fault everywhere," he added.
There has been rapid adoption of digital technologies across the globe. This trend is driven by multiple factors like technological advancements, transition in consumer behaviours, and the increasing need for greater efficiency. To further ensure digital readiness on emerging technologies and revitalize India’s digital economy, Zee Media is all set to host its first edition of ‘Digital India Dialogue 2023’ conclave in New Delhi on Thursday, 13th July 2023.
The Government of India has positioned its ‘Digital India’ program to generate an economic value of US$ 1 trillion from the digital economy by 2025. This can be possible only by utilizing the full potential of Web 3.0, AI, 5G, Metaverse, and Cyber Security to build India's strongest Digital ecosystem. The upcoming ‘Digital India Dialogue’ by Zee Media will bring together policymakers, C-Level Executives, directors, ministers, and tech heads for in-depth discussions on the development of advanced and intelligent solutions for securing cyberspace.
Zee Media ‘Digital India Dialogue’ will be graced by Chief Guest and Keynote speaker – Shri Rajeev Chandrashekhar (Union Minister of State for Electronics & IT and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship), renowned policymakers and Industry stalwarts across the technology and innovation sector. This public forum will comprise of panel discussions on topics like ‘Artificial Intelligence: How human life will speed up in the next five years’, ‘5G-powered digital transformation’, ‘The steps taken up by India for manufacturing high-tech electronic devices’ and ‘Media Metamorphosis- Exploring changing consumerism in the digital era’
Highlighting the sole purpose of the need for such a dialogue on the latest technological developments and cyberspace, Mr. Abhay Ojha, CEO, Zee Media Corporation Limited, said, “Be it big data, cyber security, virtual digital assistants, voice search or Artificial Intelligence, its impact will redefine the future of human intelligence in the near future. The Digital Economy will lead India as it is anticipated to generate 60–65 million job opportunities by 2025 and the digital component is expected to be 20% of the GDP. Zee Media ‘Digital India Dialogue’ is a step forward towards creating a forum allowing policymakers and industry experts to discuss on the potential of India becoming a technology and innovation manufacturing hub and rethink on the solutions that come along.”
Mona Jain, Chief Revenue Officer, ZMCL, further added, “The inaugural edition of Digital India Dialogue is a step ahead toward a strategic investment in meeting the technological transitions. It will work as a catalyst for the tech industry and government officials to present sector-specific areas with domestic use cases highlighting the potential usage of AI and other emerging technologies.”
The State Partner for ‘Digital India Dialogue’ is Punjab Government and co-presented by Paytm, Policy Bazaar and Watcho, TiE Delhi NCR (Ecosystem Partner), Sirca (Special Partner) and Simco Swift and Agarwal Packers & Movers Limited (Associate Sponsors).
BBC Hindi has announced the launch of Kalki Presents: My Indian Life in Hindi, after three hugely successful seasons in English from the BBC World Service.
The podcast, presented by Kalki Koechlin, is about being young and Indian in the 21st century. The Bollywood actor will meet and share young Indians’ remarkable stories from all over India.
The first episode is about Tanya, a private detective who says everyone has a secret. We hear about some of the cases she has investigated. There was a student who Tanya followed to an unexpected place, a fiancé who couldn’t give up his dream and a husband whose affair potentially put his life at risk.
In episode two, Kalki interviews a famous gamer with 34 million subscribers but none of them know who he is. He says he thinks he knows how Spiderman feels – his identity hidden from the world.
Notably, the podcast won’t shy away from exploring some challenging subjects, and issues like dealing with body shaming which can impact mental health, and myth busting. In one of the episodes, Indian actor Rytasha Rathore opens up about being stereotyped about her weight and being offered a certain type of role, to which Kalki also adds her own experience of being stereotyped.
Kalki Koechlin says: “I am delighted to present the BBC podcast ‘Kalki Presents: My Indian Life’ in Hindi for BBC Hindi after hosting three phenomenal seasons in English. Through this podcast, I will bring you amazingly inspiring stories of young Indians, who have overcome tough challenges and achieved onwards and beyond.”
The podcast Kalki Presents My Indian Life is an All Things Small production for the BBC World Service. All Things Small - part of Rainshine Entertainment - is a Mumbai based company, which focuses on telling true stories from South Asia. My Indian Life is its first project with the BBC.
It will also be available on BBC Hindi’s Facebook, YouTube, Gaana, Spotify, JioSavan and most worldwide podcast and audio streaming platforms.
Media veteran Manoj Jagyasi Dons a New Hat
Mentoring Businesses especially the startups eco system was always a Aha moment for me as a part of professional commitment and now I am really excited to announce that, I will be joining new age VC Fund - Nanda Capital Holding in the capacity of an advisor and member of Investment committee. The fund embodies the spirit of Bharat, and what Bharat can truly build not just for India but for the world. What's more interesting is Nanda Capital is run by a woman investor, and business owner, the fund works closely with startups not to just invest in them but be their confidant, advisor, and support in every step of the way, posted Manoj on his Linkedin Profile.
Capital Holding is helmed by Nikita Jain, who has dabbled and built strong businesses in real estate, textile, finance, education, and skill development. Having established all these businesses’ grounds up, Nikita truly understands what it takes to run a business in the current ever evolving environment, Manoj added