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Engineering global leader sets up plant in Noida

New Delhi (NM Bureau): Delhi NCR region has a new feather in its cap now. The last week of October saw the plant opening ceremony of IMI Precision Engineering’s brand new 67,000 square foot facility in the prime industrial area of Noida.

This is IMI Precision Engineering’s second largest manufacturing site in the Asia Pacific region, and has been built to meet the demand for its branded products. Known for brands such as IMI Norgren, IMI Buschjost, IMI FAS, IMI Herion and IMI Maxseal, IMI Precision Engineering is a world leader in pneumatic motion and fluid control technologies.WithIMI’s global manufacturing and product standards at its core, this new ‘built to suit’ plant has used Lean principals throughout andreplicates best practice from its many manufacturing centres throughout the world.

Kuldeep Bhan, Managing Director of IMI Precision Engineering- India said: “This is an exciting time for us to be in India.  Our expansion plan is aligned with the government’s‘Make in India’ strategy and is now moving to the execution phase. Over the next few years, we will be further increasing our product and technical offering.

“By localising production of its most popular pneumatic motion and fluid control components, IMI Precision Engineering will be able to cut lead times by supplying locally manufactured products to global manufacturing standards.”

Massimo Grassi, Divisional Managing Director said: “This purpose-built facility in India places the company in an ideal situation to expand the business in the Industrial Automation, Commercial Vehicle, Rail, Life Science, Energy, and Food & Beverage sectors.The plant will form an important part of our global strategy to deliver growth, customer satisfaction and operational excellence.”

Andrew Taylor, Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific said "India is an important and growing market.  IMI Precision Engineering is actively supporting the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative to promote manufacturing of products locally.  By tripling production space, we will be in a much stronger position to serve our many customers, sales and service offices across India.”

The state-of-art production facility is slated to give a major boost to the employment scenario in the capital region.

Esha Bahal

Indian student becomes UK Ambassador for a day

New Delhi (NM Bureau): Monday was a special day for Esha. She was the UK Ambassador to India for a day. 

Indian student Esha Bahal from Amity University, few miles away from India’s Capital, was nominated after a contest to take charge of Britain’s overseas diplomatic network in India for a day. She took charge of the British High Commission for 24 hours as the winner of a unique contest.

To mark the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, the British High Commission had organised the contest for Indian girls aged between 18 and 23 to become the British High Commissioner to India for 24 hours and Esha was chosen as the winner. 

The competitors in the contest were asked submitted a short video presentation on the theme “What does gender equality mean to you?”.  British High Commission informed that as many as 58 people from all over India contributed their video and the entries were subjected to scrutiny by experts to select a winner.

The successful entry chosen by the jury was from Esha Bahal, a student of Political Science at Amity University (Noida, near Delhi). After her success, Esha told media that she plans to become a social entrepreneur with higher studies in public policy and law after her graduation. Bahal took over as acting British High Commissioner for the day on Monday, October  8.

“Acting as British High Commissioner for a day has been a great and unique experience. I’ve learnt about the breadth and depth of UK-India relations and had the opportunity to highlight the importance of gender equality and inclusivity issues, which are of great importance to me,” Bahal told media after her experience as High Commissioner. 

News agency ANI reported that Bahal assumed the charge in New Delhi and led a meeting with heads of departments across the High Commission during the course of working during the day


Second building collapse in Ghaziabad

GHAZIABAD: At least Five labourers have been killed and more are feared trapped beneath the rubble after an under-construction building collapsed in Mishal Garhi in Dasna in Ghaziabad. The labourers were working at the construction site when the incident took place. The Ghaziabad police said in a tweet that some labourers were rescued and sent to a hospital for treatment.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel were pressed into service soon after the incident and rescue and search operations were underway.


Aarushi muder case: Judge moves SC, seeks deletion of personal remarks

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Former trial judge, Shyam Lal, in Aarushi-Hemraj muder case has taken the plea to the top court for the deletion of personal remarks which were made by Allahabad high court judge.

The Allahabad High Court had chastised the trial court judge for telling a "different story" propelled by "vitriolic" reasoning convicting dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in the murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in May 2008.

Additional sessions Judge Shyam Lal in Ghaziabad (UP) had sentenced the Talwars to life imprisonment on November 28, 2013, holding them guilty in the twin murder case.

Allowing the appeals of the Talwars against the CBI court order, Justices BK Narayana and AK Mishra of the Allahabad High Court last year acquitted the couple, saying that neither the circumstances nor the evidence was enough to hold them guilty.

In "absolute agreement" with Justice Narayana in giving the Talwars the benefit of doubt, Justice Mishra said, "The learned trial Judge has prejudged things in his own fashion, drawn conclusion by embarking on erroneous analogy conjecturing to the brim on apparent facts telling a different story propelled by vitriolic reasoning."

(With agency inputs)

CRMNEXT Starts Its Plantation Drive

CRMNEXT Starts Its Plantation Drive

  • Carries out tree plantations in the greenbelt in NOIDA through its CSR Foundation NIMAYAA

CRMNEXT in association with Nimayaa Foundation, recently carried out the Go-Green initiative at the greenbelt in Sector 62, NOIDA. The initiative will continue to plant  tree saplings over next 12 months as a drive to create awareness and involvelocal residents to join the larger Go-Green movement in the region.