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Organic Farming in India

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New Delhi, June 29, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB-India)  Organic farming is a holistic production management system which  promotes and enhances health of agro-ecosystem related to bio-diversity, nutrient bio-cycle and soil biological and microbial activities.  It is normally defined as a system of farming without use of chemical inputs (fertilizers/insecticides etc.) and is primarily based on principal of use of natural on farm organic inputs (like farm yard manure, green manure, oil cakes, press mud etc.) and also natural biological pest control and plant protection measures to promote agro-economic system and soil biological activity.



Wallop Media (Reach360) Among Microsoft BizSpark Finalist

Bangalore, India, June 20, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Wallop Media, an online and mobile interactive ad company, made it to among top 15 finalists at MicroSoft BizSpark India Startup Challenge 2011. Wallop Media has received this recognition for its patent pending technology that converts statics ads into interactive, dynamic ads on the fly (in real-time), according to a press release.



Eros International Brings Blockbuster Movies Into In-Flight Entertainment Via Mint Pod

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Mumbai, June 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International), India’s largest integrated film studio with a film library of over 1,100 titles, has tied up with Mumbai–based technology company, IP Avenue to bring a new revolution for in-flight entertainment, according to a press release. Through this association, the Mint Pod, a 5.3” wireless interactive hand held TV developed by IP Avenue, will provide personalized entertainment to air travelers at a nominal fee.



Cinépolis Movie Theater in Bangalore Gets 100,000 Customers in Five Weeks

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Bangalore, India, Jun 1, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) Cinépolis, the world’s 4th largest cinema chain and India’s 1st international exhibitor today announced that it has achieved the important milestone of one lakh (100,000) customers in Bengaluru, in less than its first 5 weeks of operations. In April 2011, Cinépolis introduced International cinema viewing in Bengaluru and since then has become known in the city for its unique experience delivered through innovative technology that ensures real-life cinema experience.

Mr. Ashish Shukla, Head-Exhibition, Cinépolis India added, “Arriving at the 1 lakh customer mark within a month of our launch is a momentous achievement for all of us at Cinépolis Bengaluru and we credit this success to our loyal patrons. Our business mission is to offer the latest technology benefits along with the best local entertainment to reinvent movie viewing and make it a cherish-able experience. Following which, we have been in the forefront of promoting vernacular cinema in the city and have brought our best international practices. We are grateful to our customers for their support and will rededicate ourselves to providing an enhanced entertaining experience.”

The all digital screening format at Cinépolis enables crystal clear picture quality and the best-in-class sound technology makes the surround sound close to a real-life experience. In addition, the digital technology of Cinépolis provides a compelling movie experience for all its customers.


Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd. acquires the entire audio catalog of Pen India

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Mumbai, May 24, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd. one of the leading content provider and aggregators in Indian Digital space has acquired the entire audio catalogue of Pen India to leverage it across all platforms including the emerging new media platforms. Shemaroo, with its extensive strategies of acquiring content and deploying it on different mediums, today ranks among the top 10 VAS (Value Added Services) players in Digital Media Space, per a press release.


Advantage India in the Services Sector

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New Delhi, May 23, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) As the world stands on the cusp of financial recovery it is an opportunity to build upon and maximise our potential as an important economic power. The recent changes in the global economic landscape shows the epicentre of growth has finally moved to our time zone. We have sustained the growth of 8-9% even in the hard time and embarking on the reform process keeping focus on the more open and equitable market. The story of India’s success is driven by growth in ‘services sector’ and powered by controlled monetary and fiscal policies of the Government. Today, India stands out for the size and dynamism of its services sector. The contribution of the services sector to the India economy has been very impressive; today services sector accounts for  around 60% of our GDP, growing by 10% annually, contributing to about a 35% of the total employment, accounting for the high share of the Foreign Direct Investment ( FDI ) inflows and in value terms over one-fourth  of India’s total exports.

Leading Kolkata Corporate Banqueting Service Jamuna Banquets Celebrates 6th Anniversary

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Calcutta, May 23, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Jamuna banquets, one of the most famous banquets of Kolkata, celebrated it’s 6th anniversary on 20th may, 2011 at their own banquets, tulip and orchid.

Jamuna banquets is a corporate banqueting facility having tie ups with 600+ corporates and has got the patronage of 6,00,000+ guests till date.



Feasible Cluster Development Model: Perspective for Development of Micro and Small Enterprises in India

New Delhi, May 10, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB-India) As far as competitiveness of products of Indian Micro and Small Enterprises vis-à-vis cheaper imported products is concerned, strong clusters based on common viewpoint and common work-plan may be the practical solution.  Cluster development initiatives give rise to external economies like specialized suppliers of raw material, components and machinery, sector specific skills, etc., favours the emergence of specialized technical, administrative and financial services, creates a conducive ground for development of inter-firm cooperation and specialization as well as cooperation among public and private institutions for collective production, innovation and learning.

Micro and Small enterprises constitute major segment on Indian industry. They are observed to follow the co-optive behaviour in terms of cooperating on some fronts such as establishing common facility centres, common branding and marketing, etc. and simultaneously competing with each other in terms of open market sales, hiring of workforce, information sharing, etc. A cluster has to be visualized as possessing both hardware and software. The social capital (or software) which can be described as a complex sum total of various relationships that exist among different stakeholders of the cluster. Social capital as software governs what and how different cluster actors will cooperate with each other or compete with each other. The effective results of hardware installation and implementation can only be achieved through rich social capital in the cluster. The Cluster Development Agent may play a critical role in creating social capital in the clusters.


Making Contract Labour Act More Worker Friendly in India

New Delhi, April 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB-India) Contract labour has become the order of the day given the compulsions of remaining afloat in a highly competitive environment due to globalisation.  The employment structures are undergoing changes across the world with emphasis on flexibility in labour markets.

To meet the changing scenario many countries have embarked on amending labour laws to liberalize their respective labour markets.  India too has been in it. The subject of contract labour figured prominently during the 43rd Indian Labour Conference where the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said that  this might be the time to ponder the wider issues.  He said, ‘’We need to  consider the role of some of our labour laws in contributing to rigidities in  the labour market, which hurt the growth of employment on a large scale.  Is it  possible that our best intentions for labour are not actually met by laws that  sound progressive on paper but end up hurting the very workers they are meant to  protect?’’


INDEXPO 2011 to bring large number of MSMEs under one roof

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, April 1, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / India PRwire) Looking to cater to the interest of a large number of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in various industry verticals, IndiaMART.com, India's largest online B2B marketplace, has decided to sponsor INDEXPO 2011. To be held from 22nd April to 24th April, 2011 the mega trade show will be organised by Indore Infoline at Lalbagh Palace Ground in Indore. IndiaMART INDEXPO 2011 seeks to engage visitors from industries such as automotive, steel, pharmaceutical, printing, packaging and food processing industry. The aim is to foster a culture of business interaction and networking amongst small businesses.


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