Private Jets owned by Indian Billionaires

The most influential people of our country are fond of bounteous belongings which can be observed from the luxurious assets they have their hands on. These gentlemen own extravagant private jets as a crown-jewel.

Lakshmi Mittal- ArcelorMittal

Lakshmi Mittal

Captain of Steel Industry, Lakshmi Mittal, travels to three countries in a day in his Gulfstream G550 which is considered as Rolls-Royce of private jets. The airship caters eight passengers at a time whilst can reach to the speed of 675 miles per hour. Additionally, it is equipped with military-style “heads-up” display technology that allows pilots to take their eyes off the control panel.

Atul Punj- Punj Lloyd

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Atul Punj, a global business tycoon and Chairman of Punj Lloyd Group has a private jet that can accommodate two beds, shower facility and an ostentatious living room, a Gulfstream IV. The craft has an aerodynamically and structurally improved wing with 30 per cent fewer parts, for a $ 2 billion worthy entrepreneur.

Vijay Mallya- Kingfisher Airlines

Vijay Mallya.jpgAlcohol King, Vijay Mallya , owner of Kingfisher Airlines has reserved incomparable A319 ACJ for himself for which he gave away whopping $40 million just for retro-fitting and fireproofing upholstery. The sumptuous plane is designed to welcome 24 people on board and fly to US or UK with a single refueling halt. Apart from A319 ACJ, Mallya also acquires a GulfStream, a Hawker and a Boeing 727, a model which is also used by French and Brazilian state heads.

Gautam Singhania-  Raymond Group

 Gautam Singhania.jpgGautam Singhania, chairman of Raymond Group, is renowned for his passion towards fast cars, lavish yachts, nightclubs and jets. He possesses a Challenger business jet and a helicopter which is designed by International aircraft interior designer Eric Roth, who has given exquisite interiors to Singhania’s private jet. An advanced Collins ProLine IV EFIS avionics system with colour displays, and enhanced fuel tankage are intrinsic to Challenger’s aspects.

KP Singh- DLF Group

 KP Singh.jpgThe VIP of Real estate industry, KP Singh of DLF Group acquires a Gulfstream IV of utmost characteristics as it implicates Rolls-Royce Tay turbofans which take care of less fuel consumption and noise pollution.

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Navy phases out Sea Harrier aircraft, inducts MiG 29k/Kub into INAS 300

Fighter JetPANAJI: The Indian Navy bid adieu to the illustrious British-built Sea Harrier as it inducted the MiG 29k/Kub aircraft into the INAS 300 naval aviation squadron.
Chief of naval staff Admiral RK Dhowan oversaw the change of guard when the commander Shikhu Raj, a Sea Harrier pilot, handed over the baton signifying the command of the squadron to Captain KHV Singh.
Captain KHV Singh is a MiG 29k/Kub pilot and has over 800 hours of flying experience. “These sea harrier aircraft and their pilots did a sterling service to the nation. The sea harrier aircraft has not only done yeomen service to the Navy and the Nation, it has also made a mark for itself across the world,” Dhowan said.
The ceremony had a large number of serving and retired Sea Harrier pilots in attendance and included an air display by Sea Harriers and MiG 29Ks, including an 8G turn. May 11 marked the last flight of the Sea Harriers in the Indian Navy, Dhowan said.
The fighters were de-inducted from the Royal Navy in the year 2006 but continued in service with the Indian Navy even as the next generation MiG 29K/Kub fighters were purchased and integrated into service in India. The fighters operated for the last time from INS Viraat on March 6, 2016.

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Another feather in their cap: BCCI recommend Kohli for Khel Ratna, Rahane for Arjuna Award

India’s Test captain Virat Kohli may soon have another prestigious feather in his already illustrious cap.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended Kohli for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country’s highest sporting honour. Ajinkya Rahane has also been been recommended for the prestigious Arjuna Award.

BCCI sources confirmed the development. It is after a gap of four years that a cricketer has been recommended for the Khel Ratna.

 

We have received the recommendations from the BCCI. Their names will be sent to the awards selection committee,” a sports ministry official was quoted as saying by The Times of India. 

If Kohli is selected for the honour, it will make him only the third cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar (1997-98) and MS Dhoni (2007-08) to claim the the award. If selected, Rahane will join teammates Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin, who have been previous recipients of the awards.

According to sources Kohli will be up against Incheon Asian Games gold medallist shooter Jitu Rai, golfer Anirban Lahiri, athlete Tintu Luka and squash player Deepika Pallikal for the Khel Ratna.

The Khel Ratna carries a cash reward of Rs 7.5 lakh along with a citation, while the Arjuna award consists of a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation.

The last one year has been incredible for Kohli, who was given the Test captaincy in early 2015 after the retirement of Dhoni. He went on to lead India to a series win in Sri Lanka, and followed that up with a 3-0 win against South Africa at home, becoming the number one ranked Test nation in the process. Rahane has also improved immensely and is today one of India’s most consistent batsmen, especially in the longer format.

Kohli is enjoying a fine run of form in the ongoing Indian Premier League. He was also at the top of his game in the preceding ICC World T20, singlehandedly guiding India to wins over Australia, Pakistan and Bangladesh. For his exploits, Kohli was named the World T20 Player of the Tournament and skipper of the World T20 team. Rahane equalled the record of holding the highest number of catches in a Test innings during India’s series win against Sri Lanka last year under Kohli’s leadership.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says betting big on India

NEW YORK: Apple sees a “huge market potential” for its products in India and the technology giant is “really putting energy” in the country which will begin rolling out high-speed wireless networks this year, CEO Tim Cook said.
This is another huge one. India will be the most populous country in the world in 2022. India today has about 50% of their poptim_cook_ceo Appleulation at 25 years of age or younger. It’s a very young country. People really want smartphones there,” Cook said in a CNBC interview.
He said in emerging markets like India, LTE (wireless) penetration is currently “zero” but as LTE begins to roll out this year in the country, the dynamics will change.
And so that’s changing. Huge market potential,” he said in response to a question about the Indian market for Apple.
Cook said the company has got “great innovation” in the pipeline and new iPhones that will attract people in markets like India.
Cook said in countries like India, Apple penetration has been less since there is no LTE networks.
What I see is that countries like India, no LTE, so 0% penetration. They are selling smartphones, and we sell iPhone there. But arguably you can’t get the full value from it,” he said adding that retailers in markets like India are not “huge national kind of retailers.”
And the carriers don’t sell phones in India. So there’s a lot of work to do,” he said.
While sales for Apple in China, its second-largest market after the United States, fell 11% in the latest quarter, in India iPhone sales were up 56% from a year ago.
Noting the growth registered by Apple in India, Cook said “this is pretty big.”
He said Apple is “now…really putting energy in India” as well as in other markets across the world “where I think that people sitting here in this country look at it through just a lens of what’s happening in the United States. And but there are a lot of people in the world who don’t have the pleasure of owning an iPhone yet.

All you need to know about Salman Khan-Rio Olympics 2016 controversy

 

Salman Khan with Sardar Singh and Mary Kom

Salman Khan was named goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, but this decision has come with subsequent negative and positive reactions.
Speaking on this new association with IOA Salman said, “I am honoured that Indian Olympic Association has chosen me as the goodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

 

It is a matter of great national pride that our athletes are performing better and better at the Olympic Games and I think we should all join hands in giving them every support and cheer for them so that Rio 2016 becomes our best Olympic tally.
However, post this announcement there has been outrage from fellow athletes as well as social media. Seeming like unnecessary film promotion for Khan’s upcoming film Sultan, the Indian Olympic Associaton’s decision has not been received well.

Negative Reactions

At the forefront of the criticism of the appointment of Salman Khan as the ambassador are Milkha Singh and Yogeshwar Dutt.
While Milkha Singh said that he has nothing personal against Salman, he would have preferred if a fellow sportsman was picked instead.
I am of the view that our sportspersons — be those from shooting, athletics, volleyball or other sports — are the real ambassadors of India who would represent the country in the Olympics. Still, if we had to pick an ambassador, it could have been from the sporting arena,” the 85-year-old legend.
I want to make it clear that I am not against Salman Khan, but the decision of the IOA is wrong and the Government should intervene in the matter. This is for the first time I am seeing a Bollywood hero being made goodwill ambassador for Olympics. I want to ask, has Bollywood ever made any sportsperson an ambassador for any of their mega events?” he said, adding, “I want that the decision to name Salman Khan as ambassador be revised.
Meanwhile Yogeshwar Dutt, the London Olympics bronze-medallist, said he cannot understand what purpose such an appointment will serve for the athletes.
Everybody has the right to promote movies in India, but Olympics is not a place to promote films,” Yogeshwar tweeted in Hindi. “Can anyone tell me what is the role of goodwill ambassador? Why are you fooling the public?” he added.
The country needs medals, not sponsors,” said Dutt, on twitter.

Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu Prove That Love Is Timeless

The entire Bollywood industry and fans of veteran actor Dilip Kumar went into a tensed state when news of the actor being in an ICU broke. Ending all speculations and asking people to be stay calm, actor’s wife and actress Saira Banu shared a post saying that Kumar is fine and stable.

 

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An adorable picture of the yesteryear’s couple is doing rounds on social media. In the picture, now recovering Dilip Kumar is seeing resting while Saira Banu sits beside him, smiling for the camera. The couple has been together for more than 59 years and their bond seems to be strengthened with time.

Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu worked in six films together before tying the knot in 1966. The 93 years old actor is dealing with health problems and Banu has always been his rock, giving him strength to recover faster.

Well, this ageless couple definitely gives serious relationship goals to everybody out there.

Dilip Kumar, 93, Hospitalised; Doctors Say Next 72 Hours ‘Crucial’

Screen legend Dilip Kumar was taken to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital on April 16 after complaining of respiratory problems. The 93-year-old actor has now been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit or ICU but is being closely monitored because of his age. Dilip saab has been in and out of hospital over the last two years.dilip-kumar

The next 72 hours are crucial. He is under observation. We are keeping a close watch. He might have to be shifted to the ICU. It takes time for a patient to respond to the treatment in the same way as it takes three hours for the food to digest.” Dr Jalil Parkar told news agencies.

Dilip saab was taken to Lilavati Hospital in Bandra on Saturday around 2-2.30 am, hospital sources said.

Dr Parkar said that Dilip saab had fever and had vomited a few times. “He was suffering from pneumonia as well. His white blood cells had shot up. We thought it would be better to admit him to hospital.

Sources close to the family said that there was nothing to worry about. “He is normal. He is fine. There is nothing like that,” they said, when asked whether the actor was in a serious condition.

Dilip Kumar was born Mohammad Yusuf Khan and his six-decade career is studded with acclaimed classics such as Madhumati, Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam and Naya Daur.

Dilip saab, who married actress Saira Banu in 1966, is well-known for playing tragic heroes in films like Andaz, Baabul, Mela, Deedar and Jogan. He was last seen in 1998 film Qila.

Dilip Kumar’s many awards include the Padma Vibhushan, which he received in 2015. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994. He was the first winner of the Filmfare Best Actor award – for 1956’s Azaad – and shares the record for the most wins – eight – with Shah Rukh Khan. Dilip saab also received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award in 1993.