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Entrepreneurs share their inspirational success stories at TiECON in Nagpur

Nagpur chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) recently organised (April 7 and April 8) a two-day conference – TiECON ? at Persistent Systems, IT Park, Nagpur. The intention behind organizing the conference was to inspire and enlighten budding entrepreneurs with the help of success stories of entrepreneurs and founders of national and multi-national companies. The theme of the conference was – Entrepreneurs RISE!  Standing for-reinvent, invocate, success and enjoy.

Among those present at the conference were Suja Chandy (VP, Invest India), Amit Kumar (VP, Quikr), Bhagirath Merchant (Former President, BSE and Chairman, Visaka Industries), Nikhil Agrawal (Founder, Entrepreneur café and High commissioner India, WBAF), Avik Chattopadhyay (Co-creator, Expereal), Ramesh Daryapurkar  (CEO, Lars Enviro), SP Garnaik (CGM, EESL), Mahavir Pratap Sharma (Chairman and Co-founder, Rain), Vishwas Mahajan (Founder, Lifeline), Amitabh Shrivastava (VC, IAN), Subhadeep Sanyal (President, Omnivore Partners), Devendra Gupta (Co-founder, Ecozen), Anil Nair (President, CREDAI), Debraj Ghosal (Faculty, SPJIMR), LS Murti (Director, IIM Nagpur), Pradeep Bhargav (Past Chairman, CII – Western Region), Prakash Soni (Chairman, Officemate), Ritesh Singhania (Managing Director, Manmohan Minerals and Chemicals Private Limited), Yash Gandhi (COO, AK Gandhi Group), Prashant Garg (Director, Diffusion Engineers Ltd), Sheetal Amte (CEO, Anandwan), Rashi Bedia (GM, Tata Communication), S Natarajan (Strategic Partner, Intel), Sunil Ranka (Z Nation Lab), Guhesh Ramnathan (Excubator), Monika Panpaliya (Senior Director, Boeing), Rizwan Ahmed (President of Technology, Delaplex), Aditi Rohan (Elanic), Angad Singi (Lithos Motors), Kunal Gadre (FinEffi Energy), Sahil Chawla (tSecond), Udit Kejriwal (Trapiago), Prithvi Shergil (Co-Founder, Smarten Spaces), , Pankaj Poddar (Co-founder, Hipcouch), Rajendra Jaiswal (Marathoner), Sandeep Shrivastava (Dialogue Writer of movies like Shivay, Ab Tak Chappan, etc) and Shruti Jasani (Proprietor, The Stage).

The conference kick started with a welcome address by Milind Chittawar (President, Nagpur chapter of TiE). Chittawar, during his address said, The aim of TiE and TiECON is to provide budding industrialists with mentoring, education, networking, incubation and funding opportunities.  His speech was followed by a session by three entrepreneurs on the topic: Driving Central India’s Economic Growth. During the session, Ramesh Daryapurkar, while speaking on the subject – Go to Market – mentioned about business success and failures, customers and various other strategies adopted by his company Lars Enviro. Stressing upon the importance of being ethically right in business processes while exporting products, Daryapurkar said, Never forget that you are exporting as an Indian (representing India) and our countrys name is at stake.

Addressing the people present further on Day 1, various entrepreneurs spoke on topics like – Startup and Investments, Investor and Investee, Competition Driving Innovation, Business operations: Key to productivity, Business and ethics, Family Businesses and Woman of Substance.

The Day 2 of the conference revolved around topics – Corporates and Startups: Significant Companion, Disruption in Technology, Startups, Human Resource: Key Insights, Rags to Riches, Its Determination that works, Learning from Film Industries and Arts and Hobbies.

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Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to twitter to inform netizens that he had lost his brand new unboxed phone in Nagpur on Tuesday.

Kohli, who is in the city for first test match against Australia on Thursday,  said, “Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it  Has anyone seen it?”

Food delivery app Zomato was quick to respond by asking the ace cricketer to ‘feel free to order an ice cream from his wife and actor Anushka Sharma’s phone.’ 

The tweet read, “feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi’s phone if that will help.” However, many users anticipated Kohli’s tweet to be an advertisement for a brand.

Also read: Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai

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Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai




Radhika Dhawad | Bombuflat
Bombay High Court rejected stay plea filed by CBI paving way for the release of ex-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Ex-Home Ministe Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur. 

The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency. 

“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.

The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”

Also read: All 31 days in January 2023 in Nagpur observed to be polluted, reveals study

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Interesting facts you didn’t know about Union Budget | Must Read




Radhika Dhawad | Bombuflat


Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth straight Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.

Here are some lesser known facts about Union Budget…

The British government presented India’s first ever Union Budget on April 7, 1860.

The first budget of independent India was presented by country’s first Finance Minister RK Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947.

Even though traditionally, the finance ministers present the budget, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are the only Prime Ministers to have presented the Union Budget instead of Finance Ministers.

Until 1955, the Union Budget was presented in English. However, the Congress government then decided to print the Budget papers in both Hindi and English.

In 2019, Sitharaman became the second woman to table the budget after Indira Gandhi who presented the budget for the year 1970-71.

Earlier, the government tabled the rail budget separately for 92 years but since 2017, the rail budget was merged with the Union Budget.

Until 1999, the government tabled the Union Budget at 5 pm on the last working day of February as per British era practice but 

former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha changed the timing to 11 am. Years after, late Finance Minister Arun Jaitely changed the budget presentation to February 1. 

There’s a customary event called the ‘halwa ceremony’ that is held every year ahead of the Union Budget. It is considered as a gesture of appreciation for all people who have worked on the Union Budget. 

To ensure the secrecy of the budget document, a lock-in process is followed – in which all the officials involved 

in preparing the Budget come out of Parliament’s North Block only after the Finance Minister has presented the budget.

In 2021, Sitharaman became the first to table paperless Union Budget.

Former Prime Minister Moraraji Desai holds the record of presenting 10 budgets as finance minister, which is the maximum so far.

Also read: Not a populist but a fiscal consolidation budget: CAMIT Chief Dr Dipen Agrawal

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