Monthly Archives November 2015

Noor Jehan overjoyed by PM’s words of praise in ‘Mann Ki Baat’

Kanpur: Hearing words of praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modiduring his radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday came as a pleasant surprise for 55-year-old Noor Jehan for whom lighting homes in her village by providing solar lamps on rent has now become a way of life.

“I am extremely happy that the Prime Minister took my name and praised my work. It is a morale booster,” Noor Jehan said as she welcomed scores of BJP leaders and media persons who flocked her home in the nondescript village Beri Dariyawan, which is some 25 kms from here.

Noor Jehan provides solar lamps to villagers at a moderate cost of about Rs 3...

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PM’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ lauds UP’s lady of solar lamps

With the Paris climate change summit getting underway, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held up the example of Noor Jahan from Kanpur who formed a group of women engaged in making and renting solar lanterns and also urged farmers not to burn crop residue and instead use it as organic manure.

“One Noor Jahan is inspiring everyone else. Her name also signifies giving light to the world,” the prime minister said in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio address.

Noor Jehan has set up a factory of solar lamps. These lamps are rented out to about 500 households for Rs 100 each per month while the charging costs about Rs 3-4 daily, the PM said. “Her work can be an inspiration for all those want to fight climate change,” he added...
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Billionaire Sunil Mittal Will Take Rs 5 Crore Salary Cut. Here’s Why

Billionaire Sunil Mittal, chairman of Bharti Enterprises, on Thursday said that he is taking a voluntary Rs 5 crore cut in his annual salary to provide legal and financial assistance to underprivileged undertrials.

“Just because a poor individual cannot afford the services of a lawyer or cannot stump up a small amount for bail bond or surety, he or she should not be denied justice,” Mr Mittal said.

Mr Mittal is India's 13th richest person with a net worth of $6.2 billion, according to Forbes 2015 list.

Mr Mittal is India’s 13th richest person with a net worth of $6.2 billion, according to Forbes 2015 list.

Mr Mittal said the idea of launching the legal aid service came to him during his visits to Patiala House Court in New Delhi for the 2G case...

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Companies must guard against short-term thinking to gain long-term trust: Ogilvy’s Madhukar Sabnavis

Products are getting commoditised. So brands are moving to the next level of communication: from ‘proposition’ to ‘purpose’; from ‘fulfilling’ human desires to ‘inspiring’ consumers to live fuller and better lives. Yet, the basic reason for brand’s existence is coming under question — trust.

Ignorance is bliss. Knowledge is power. But knowledge can also create doubts and fears of which the ignorant would be unaware. Doctors have to answer many more questions today than in the past, as patients come armed with Googled knowledge on symptoms or their medical reports. Doctors are also no longer the only credible source of information on illnesses. There are more scientific researches published than ever before...

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Most Trusted Brands 2015: How brands stack up in their respective territories

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