BookMyShow is back with its Blockbuster Week; lines up amazing offers

Posted by: at 1/20/2017 07:53:00 am

Also reveals last edition’s winners who swept amazing Blockbuster prizes- all new Chevrolet Beat and an all-expenses paid trip to Dubai for two

Mumbai, January 20, 2017: As all movie buffs gear up for the first blockbuster movie weekend of 2017, BookMyShow has added to the excitement by bringing back its popular Blockbuster Week. Starting today, from January 20-29th,2017, all users who purchase minimum of two movie tickets in a single transaction can avail flat INR 150 off or 50% off on the transaction (whichever is lower) by using promo code GET150. BookMyShow users who purchase a minimum of four tickets in a single transaction can use promo code GET250 to avail flat INR Rs 250 off or 50% off on the transaction (whichever is lower). Freecharge wallet users also received an additional INR 150 as cashback to their wallet by using the same promo codes during checkout.

BookMyShow is back with its Blockbuster Week; lines up amazing offers

BookMyShow also announced the lucky winners of its recently concluded Blockbuster Week which was held from December 17-25, 2016. Not only users availed flat discounts on the transaction value, they also received assured discounts of Rs. 600 on domestic flight tickets from, while Freecharge wallet users received an additional cashback of upto Rs. 100, into their FreeCharge wallet. Among the bumper prize winners were Pune’s Anenkant Sharma who drove home an all-new Chevrolet Beat, and Srikanth Reddy from Vijaywada who will soon be travelling to Dubai.
Marzdi Kalianiwala, Vice President - Business Intelligence and Marketing, BookMyShow said, “BookMyShow Blockbuster Week is all about celebrating movies with friends and family. We are elated to present little joys to our users during the offer period in the form of prizes, instant discounts and assured gifts. We would like to specially congratulate the winners of our bumper prizes of the last edition of Blockbuster Week and trust that BookMyShow has led to an amazing start to their new year!”

On winning Chevrolet Beat, Anekant Sharma said, “We feel extremely lucky, all thanks to BookMyShow. Winning a car is indeed a great surprise that we received at the very beginning of 2017. When BookMyShow contacted us, we didn’t believe them at first and dismissed the prize as a prank, but when their team persisted and helped clear our doubts and confusion, they made this moment truly unforgettable for us.  Many thanks to BookMyShow for this lovely gift and giving our new year a BLOCKBUSTER start.”

Srikanth Reddy, the winner of an all-expenses paid trip to Dubai said, “BookMyShow is the definitely the best app available for booking movie tickets. The platform has brought ticketing for all movies, events and sports under one roof making ticket bookings extremely easy for us. Its promotional offers and prizes during the festive season has definitely attracted more users to transact on BookMyShow. We are thrilled to have won the bumper prize and are extremely eager to go for our Dubai trip.”

About BookMyShow
BookMyShow, (Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.), is India’s largest online entertainment ticketing platform that allows users to book tickets for movies, plays, sports and live events through its website, mobile app and mobile site. Founded in Mumbai (India) in 1999 and launched in 2007, BookMyShow is now present in over 400 towns and cities across India, currently meeting the entertainment demands of millions of customers. For more information, please visit
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17-Year-Old Brain Dead Teenager Gives A New Lease Of Life To Four

Posted by: at 1/20/2017 06:56:00 am

Bangalore, 20th January 2017:  A 17-year-old boy met with a road accident was admitted at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road on 12th January, 2017. He was declared brain dead on 19th January , 2017.
17-Year-Old Brain Dead Teenager Gives A New Lease Of Life To Four

The victim met with a bike accident suffered a head injury along with multiple fractures and abdominal soft tissue injury. The patient being the only son was survived by his sister and mother. While bearing the trauma of losing a child, the mother agreed to donate her son’s organs giving a new lease of life to four other needy people.

The organs donated and retrieved by the hospital are his heart, liver, kidneys and corneas. One kidney was donated to a 44-year-old man who was undergoing dialysis for past five years. The transplant took place between 12:00 am and 3:30 am on 20th January, 2017. Dr Mohan Keshavamurthy, Director Urology, Uro-Oncology, Andrology and Transplant Surgeon, Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, conducted the kidney transplant. The patient’s condition is stable and will recover completely within the next 10 days. After failing to receive a related kidney due to clinical incompatibility, approximately three years back ,the recipient signed up for the cadaveric kidney program hoping to receive a donor soon.

Parallely, the teenager’s heart was being transported to a private hospital in the city by creating a green corridor at 10.55pm. And also his liver, corneas and his second kidney was transported to another private hospital the city under the supervision of ZCCK (Zonal Coordination Committee for transplants in Karnataka).

Dr. Mohan Keshavamurthy adds ‘’a kidney is considered to be fit enough for transplant within 24 hours of ischemic time but is always best to transplant it at the earliest. In this case, the advantage was that the donor and the recipient were available in the same hospital and the transplant was done within three and a half hours which helps in optidmal kidney functioning ”.
Close to half a million Indians die, failing to get organs on time. The reason being, lack of awareness on organ donation and logistical inabilities to retrieve and transplant in an appropriate time frame.
We can help save such lives by increasing the organ donation rate in the country.

About Fortis Healthcare Limited 

Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 45 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and over 330 diagnostic centres.

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Frederique Constant introduces the new Slimline Auto Heart Beat

Posted by: at 1/20/2017 04:41:00 am

 In 2017, the Swiss watch manufacturer Frederique Constant is further enriching and consolidating its Slimline collection, which has become over the years a brand icon with the new Slimline Auto Heart Beat.

Frederique Constant introduces the new Slimline Auto Heart Beat

The absolute elegance of these three brand new models is due to their pure lines and the quality of the design, one of the slimmest models of Frederique Constant. Indeed with their 40mm case, available in a polished stainless steel or a luxurious rose gold plated, these new timepieces are visibly masculine and will look stylish on any man’s wrist. A Vividly eye catching mix between classical timepiece and innovation especially as we catch a glimpse of the jewelled mechanism through the dial aperture at 12’ o’clock. The quintessentially classic and traditional design of Frederique Constant watches are nonetheless enhanced by numerous details that are often also innovative. It was Frederique Constant in 1994 that developed the very first Heart Beat watch by showing the mechanical movement and therefore created a trend throughout the Horological industry.

The result of an exercise in style, and with the focus on minimalism, the Slimline Auto Heart Beat reflects a movement towards the essential. These new timepieces incorporate specific codes that enhance its unique character and its extreme simplicity with its thin polished baton-type hours markers, along with a supremely pure dial, either dark grey or silver. The overall design of the new Slimline Auto Heart Beat make them light, both visually and physically.

As Frederique Constant Slimline collection is synonymous of thin models, the Slimline Heart Beat houses the FC-312 caliber, an automatic movement that is one of the most slender in its category and drives the heart beat, hours and minutes functions. This movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 alt/h, has 25 jewels and a 42-hour power reserve. In order to protect the watch, the case is water-resistant down to 3 ATM.

Finally, the Slimline Auto heart Beat is graced with a delicate alligator strap, either black or brown matching the colour of the case.

Price start from1,35,900 INR and this Swiss brand is available at select Helios stores, across India.
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Ministry of Ayush, Government of India,Advertising Standards Council of India (asci) partnership to co-regulate misleading advertisements in the ayush sector

Posted by: at 1/20/2017 04:35:00 am

New Delhi, January, 20, 2017: Progressing with the impetus towards supporting co-regulation in advertising, the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) has signed an MoU partnering with the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI). Addressing the cases of misleading advertisements with respect to Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy Medicines, treatment and related services, ASCI will comprehensively monitor these advertisements across print and electronic media. ASCI has been given a self-monitoring mandate by the Ministry of AYUSH to identify potentially misleading advertisement in the AYUSH sector and process complaints through its Consumer Complaints Council (CCC). The Ministry of AYUSH will also redirect complaints against misleading advertisements they receive to ASCI, which will be reviewed using ASCI’s code and guidelines. The MoU also requires ASCI to report to the Ministry of AYUSH, advertisements in potential violation of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954 and Rules thereunder as well as non-compliance of ASCI’s CCC recommendations for the Ministry of AYUSH to take further action.  

This partnership will put in place, a much needed formal mechanism to monitor & curtail misleading advertisements in the AYUSH sector and will lead to effective implementation though strong support locally from the State Licencing Authorities as well as Centrally through the Ministry of AYUSH.

Commenting on the partnership, Sh. Ajit M. Sharan, Secretary, the Ministry of AYUSH said, “We are happy to announce this partnership with the ASCI. It is yet another important step taken by the AYUSH ministry to ensure that Indian consumers have access to safe and effective medicine. The arrangement would also ensure that any advertisement making claims for diseases and disorders, in violation of the notification issued by our ministry for indications that have been prohibited from claiming, are immediately brought to our attention. We have entered into an MoU with ASCI to effectively weed out such advertisements so that consumers are protected from unscrupulous manufacturers selling products making false claims. This is vital for the propagation of AYUSH system of medicine within India and beyond.”

Mr. S.K. Swamy, ASCI Chairman, added, “At ASCI, we have been relentlessly working to encourage self     -regulation in advertising content and ensuring the protection of the interests of the consumers. AYUSH is among top three sectors where we find a high incidence of misleading advertisements and some of the advertisements in the AYUSH sector claiming treatment of certain diseases in violation of the Drugs and Magic Remedies Regulations have been a cause of concern. ASCI’s partnership with the Ministry of AYUSH will provide the necessary support to our efforts in effectively curtailing misleading advertisements in this sector.”

Pic 1(L-R) - Shri Ramendra Pratap Shukla, Under Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Shri Anil Kumar Ganeriwala, Jt Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Ms Shweta Purandare, Secretary General, ASCI, Mr Srinivasan K Swamy, Chairman, ASCI, Shri Ajit M Sharan, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Dr Dinesh Chand Katoch, Advisor (Ayurveda) Ministry of AYUSH at the MoU signing ceremony at the Ministry of AYUSH

Pic 2(L-R) - Shri Ramendra Pratap Shukla, Under Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Shri Anil Kumar Ganeriwala, Jt Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Ms Shweta Purandare, Secretary General, ASCI, Mr Srinivasan K Swamy, Chairman, ASCI, Shri Ajit M Sharan, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Dr Dinesh Chand Katoch, Advisor (Ayurveda) Ministry of AYUSH at the MoU signing ceremony at the Ministry of AYUSH

Ministry of Ayush, Government of India,Advertising Standards Council of India (asci) partnership to co-regulate misleading advertisements in the ayush sector

Ministry of Ayush, Government of India,Advertising Standards Council of India (asci) partnership to co-regulate misleading advertisements in the ayush sector

About The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)
The Advertising Standards Council of India is a self-regulatory organization for the advertising industry to promote, maintain, monitor and uphold fair, sound, ethical and healthy principles and practices of advertising for the protection of interest of consumers and the general public. Established in 1985, ASCI’s role has been acclaimed by various Government agencies. ASCI & its Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) deal with Complaints received from Consumers and Industry against Advertisements which are considered as False, Misleading, Indecent, Illegal, leading to Unsafe practices, or Unfair to competition, and in contravention of the ASCI Code for Self-Regulation in Advertising. Under its National Advertisement Monitoring Service (NAMS), ASCI proactively monitors over 80% of new print and all new TV advertisements released in the country every month, for contravention of Chapter I of the ASCI code.

About Ministry of AYUSH
The Ministry of AYUSH was formed on 9th November' 2014. Earlier it was known as the Department of Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy (ISM&H) which was created in March 1995 and renamed as Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in November 2003, with a view to provide focused attention for the development of Education and Research in Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. (Source:

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Moonbow Introduces Air Purifier with PM 2.5 Indicator And Air Quality Monitor

Posted by: at 1/20/2017 04:34:00 am
January 20, 2017: The brand Moonbow from the house of HSIL Limited has expanded its product portfolio of air purifiers with the launch of a new, stylish and compact room air purifier AP –A8609UIA with a PM 2.5 Indicator and air quality monitor that keeps a track on the air quality in the room in real time.

Moonbow Introduces Air Purifier with PM 2.5 Indicator And Air Quality Monitor

The new purifier comes equipped with key features such as:

·         Puri 5 technology, which is a 5-stage filtration process having a Pre Filter, a True HEPA Filter, an Activated Carbon Filter, UV Light and Refreshing Energizers. These clean the air and kill almost every pollutant present in the surrounding area.
·         PM 2.5 Indicator which tracks the real time pollution of a room and displays the reading
·         Washable pre-filter captures large pollutants such as hair strands, etc. and helps in extending the life of advanced purification filters
·         The highly-efficient True HEPA filters remove 99.97% of microscopic particles bigger than 0.3 microns bringing in the freshness of pristine forest air into your home
·         Activated Charcoal filter is used in conjunction to capture gases and odours.
·         UV lamp eliminates almost 99% germs in the vicinity like mould spores, bacteria, viruses & pollen spores
·         Attractive display with remote control operation for convenience
·         Lower power consumption of 70W
·         Healthy CADR of 481 m3/hr
·         Powerful Japanese motor covers a room size of 500 sq. ft. area

The model is priced at INR 36,990/- and is available simultaneously on e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Snapdeal, Flipkart and brick-n-mortar outlets like Croma.

Last year, Moonbow introduced three models of room air purifiers to tackle the menace of the rising air pollution and smog in India. Three models introduced are priced at INR 34,990/, INR 15,990/- and 12,990/- respectively, and are powered by Puri 5 technology, a five stage filtration process.
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PVR Pictures: This Valentine's lets bridge "The Space Between Us"

Posted by: at 1/20/2017 04:25:00 am
There is no greater force than love. It makes miracles happen and romantic movies capture all such facets of love. And what better time to release one such film, than right before the Valentine's this year.

PVR Pictures: This Valentine's lets bridge "The Space Between Us"

A fun emotional roller-coaster that tugs the strings of your heart is just the doze cupid delivers through this romantic sci-fi movie "The Space Between Us". It stars Hugo fame Asa Butterfield and Tomorrowland actress  Britt Robertson. The movie revolves around a young teen couple from different worlds and how fate brings them close. Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) has an unusual upbringing on Mars. When his mother dies in childbirth, he is raised on that planet itself. At the age of 16, Gardner falls in love with a girl called Tulsa (Britt Robertson) living on Earth, after they connect via an online platform.

This movie is set around the age old question – ‘Will they - a man and a woman - who are often said to be from different planets, bridge the space between them?."

Watch this movie for a great concoction of sci-fi, adventure, romance.

Peter Chelsom, the director who made the --- iconic romantic film Serendipity is helming this movie. Let's kick in the Valentine week with 'The Space Between Us" on February 10, 2017 a release in India by PVR Pictures.

Link to trailer:

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mjunction conducts e-auction of commercial papers worth Rs 700-crore for SAIL

Posted by: at 1/20/2017 04:20:00 am

Kolkata, 20th of January, 2017: mjunction services limited, India’s largest B2B e-commerce company, successfully conducted yesterday an e-auction for commercial papers (CPs) worth Rs 700 crore for  Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). For SAIL, this was a significant step towards adopting a business practice that is completely technology-driven, and thus a step forward in the government’s Digital India programme.

mjunction conducts e-auction of commercial papers worth Rs 700-crore for SAIL

SAIL said: “For SAIL, this e-auction conducted by mjunction of commercial papers has led to better price discovery. The process was structured, less time consuming, has a scope for greater participation and above all transparent.”

Mr Vinaya Varma, mjunction CEO said, "We have the most technologically-advanced platform as an electronic book provider (EBP) for debt market instruments like commercial papers or bonds. From initiating bids till final issuance, our platform is completely automated ensuring total transparency to all stakeholders."
mjunction has been a pioneer in electronically transforming supply chains of steel and coal, bringing in efficiency and transparency to the way they were bought and sold. Today it exists in diverse sectors spanning the entire B2B e-commerce spectrum. Very recently, it conducted the e-auction of telecom spectrum for the second time for the government of India’s Department of Telecommunications.

About the company: mjunction services limited, India’s largest B2B e-commerce industry and a joint venture of TATA Steel and SAIL, was founded in February 2001. It offers a wide range of e-selling, e-sourcing, e-finance, e-retail and knowledge services across diverse industry verticals that empower businesses with greater process efficiencies. mjunction is a ISO 9001:2008, ISO 27001:2005 and a CMMI Level 5 certified company.
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Metropolis Healthcare trains 200 girls in self defence

Posted by: at 1/20/2017 04:15:00 am

Mumbai, January 20th, 2017:  Metropolis Healthcare Ltd., India’s only Multinational Chain of Pathology Centres in partnership with We Foundation, a NGO working towards educating, empowering and encouraging women; undertook a training session for 200 girls from Dharavi, Mumbai in self-defence, gift wrapping, personality development and other skill building activities.

The 48-week training program titled as the ‘Lakshya Project’ has been initiated with an aim to equip the girls both physically and mentally to tackle any harassment or violence against them. The program included simple and easy defence techniques. The girls also received training for personality development and gift wrapping to enhance their confidence and act as a source of livelihood respectively.

Metropolis Healthcare trains 200 girls in self defence

Metropolis Healthcare trains 200 girls in self defence

Ms. Ameera Shah, Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare said “We are extremely passionate about working towards the cause for women empowerment and this training program is an effort from our end to contribute to the cause. It is up to each one of us to teach the future generation to fight back and stay independent."

Dr. Duru Shah, Founder, We Foundation, said, “Initially we faced a lot of resistance in mobilising the girls for these training sessions. Even parents were not happy about their daughters attending these sessions. It has taken a lot of ground work to bring about a mind-set change and we are pleased with the kind of confidence the girls are exhibiting today. This project is set to become bigger now.”

The recording of crimes against women in India, including rape, domestic violence and abuse, has risen in recent years with 4 out of 5 women becoming victims. This is a step by Metropolis Healthcare to give these girls the weapons to fight back. The Lakshya Project is an on-going project by Metropolis and We Foundation and will continue to transform the lives of women for years to come.
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