Saturday, 30 May 2015

Fujifilm announces the launch of the Instax series in India

Finalists of Femina Miss India 2015 unveiled the instant cameras - Mini 8, Mini 25, Mini 50S & Mini 90

Mumbai, May 2015: - Fujifilm India Private Limited, announces the launch of its cutting-edge instant print technology that gives the instant print; instax series in India. Instant Print comes out of the camera develops gradually and gets sharpen in few minutes. The four products which will be launched in India are the Mini 8, Mini 25, Mini 50S and Mini 90.

Inspired by its success all over the world, Instax series is a range of instant cameras presenting various features suitable for different age groups and usage patterns. Inspired by the success of all over the world; Fujifilm India plans to showcase five major products from the series in the country on 8th of May 2015 i.e. Mini 8, Mini 25, Mini 50S, Mini 90 and Wide Range.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Yasunobu Nishiyama said, “We are excited to launch the Instax series which has been well accepted in countries outside India. This range has been designed keeping in mind predominantly young age group and their requirements. Indian young population is experimental/ wants to seek new experiences and maintain their family values. Each camera has its own unique features, distinguishing one from the other and comes with 1 year warranty. Considering the growth of the market and the steady progress of the Indian economy, we have an extremely positive outlook for this series and expect it to be welcomed by customers of diverse needs in the country.”

The price range of the camera varies from Rs 6441 – Rs 10999. The Mini 8 for Rs. 6441, Mini 25 for Rs. 8045, Mini 50S for Rs. 9147 & Mini 90 for Rs. 10999.
The instax series has products suitable for kids and teenagers as well as adults and professionals in diverse fields. It gives an emotional connect of the Target Group in the Digital Age by expressing their emotions on the frame of the picture.

The instax Mini 8 is a camera that brings instant fun and excitement to everyday life. It has a cute and compact body design and is available in seven different, cheerful colours. It comes with a simple operational system for instant pictures and Brightness adjustment dial that enables taking photos in different modes easily. It is suitable for kids and ladies who can accessorize the camera color with their attire

The instax Mini 25 comes in Stylish and compact design. It can be used anytime, anywhere by Target group who love to click themselves as it comes with a self-snap mirror for taking self-shots.  It takes selfie print instantly which today’s youth uses to express them.

The instax Mini 50S is for used to capture the Glamour of the moment which is used in sophisticated parties by Socialites/ Elite class/ People who party. It comes with a self-timer mode. It captures the mood in beautiful photo prints instantly

The instax Mini 90 is designed with a classic/retro look. It offers advanced features such as bulb and double exposures which are attractions of traditional analog cameras and offer an enhanced capability to capture light creatively. The instax Mini 90 is also equipped with new functions and features like macro mode and high performance flash, making this an ideal camera for every photographer, developed under the concept of "NEO CLASSIC."

All our instax range is available online at

Fujifilm  established in 1934 has believed in Innovation and creation of new values through leading edge and proprietary technologies. FUJIFILM India as a firm believer in sophistication, the company continues to work hard to provide the Indian consumer the best products and services.
Our corporate slogan is “Value from Innovation.”
Along with expressing Fujifilm's commitment to continuously creating innovative technologies, products and services that empower the potential and expand the horizons of tomorrow's businesses and lifestyles, the slogan also encapsulates the company's desire to combine our own original technology with human resources, expertise and technology from around the world both internally and externally to create innovation. A new brand statement has also been created to articulate these commitments more specifically, and the slogan encapsulates the main points of the brand statement.

Our Goal is to be a company that is able to resolve a diverse variety of the problems that face society, contribute to the world through the continuous creation of value – added products and services, and achieve sustainable growth through constant innovation. That was the commitment we made to the world when we launched our new corporate slogan “Value from Innovation”

We quickly ascertain customer needs, and communicate these clearly and accurately to those involved in product development.  Instant camera – instax is successful example of this in Photo Imaging business which was developed after accurately assessing market demands and with all related business divisions working together throughout the entire process from production to sales on a worldwide scale. 

LimeRoad Launches the Largest Plus Size Collection

Introducing 800+ products in Plus Size Range 

Bangalore, May, 2015: LimeRoad, India’s social commerce platform has launched the largest collection of plus size clothing - with more than 800 delightful products available in all sizes for women across the country.  

LimeRoad, with its plus size collection is giving each and every woman a reason to embrace her body type in style! This is a thoughtful extension to the brand's long established philosophy of celebrating every woman’s individuality. 

“Being a brand for women, we understand that every Indian woman is unique and so are her needs. Not all of us can look like runway models but there is an innate sense of style that LimeRoad wants to fulfill. Indian women looking for plus-size clothing have extremely limited options to choose from and very often experience difficulty in buying stylish clothes due to the size constraint, and it is highly frustrating. LimeRoad ventured into this segment to enable and empower women to experiment freely with their looks and purchase from a vast range of plus-size western wear within the comfort of their homes. LimeRoad is the first destination for lifestyle products for women irrespective of their size, shape and age.” said Suchi Mukherjee, co Founder & CEO,

LimeRoad’s latest collection of plus size clothing includes confident and flattering silhouettes by veteran plus size brands such as Mustard, Meiro, Dressberyy and Pluss. Size range is from L to 5XL which promises that each user will be able to discover something they love, in their size.  

LimeRoad  is a fun and exciting way to discover, share and shop. The social commerce platform targeted at the intelligent woman of today, aims to become the most delightful and affordable lifestyle discovery platform in the country.  It hosts an incredible width of brands and stores, and offers consumers tools to curate and share collections, referred to as scrapbooks. The platform covers apparel, accessories including footwear and bags, as well as home and living. is a brand owned by A.M. Marketplaces Pvt. Ltd. Tiger Global, Matrix Partners India and Lightspeed Venture Partners have co–led a $45 million of funding in A.M. Marketplaces Pvt. Ltd., the parent company of social commerce platform

Understand the behavioural changes of your new born babies on Babyhugz’s digital platform

Providing parents with holistic solutions for all their baby-related quandaries

New Delhi, May 20th, 2015: Tired of your baby’s unpredictable behaviour and incessant tears? Don’t be perturbed as Babyhugz has almost all the answers for those persistent baby-quandaries parents constantly face., a content to commerce market place for babycare essentials,  announces its blogging site, ‘’ that provides holistic solutions to new entrants in the hectic world of parenting. Helping them deal with all sorts of baby related problems, the platform is one of its kind and presents parents with innovative ideas to decode the language of their little ones and understand them in a better way.

It is a herculean task to handle the various issues related to babies and usually it leaves parents perplexed, annoyed and helpless. The portal presents parents with valuable information pertaining to baby care, baby growth, breast feeding, baby digestion, baby crying and everything else related to the little ones.

Babyhugz CEO Mr. RP Singh commented, “Our digital platform dovetails seamlessly with our core mandate of making parenting easier through our qualitative baby products and the reliable information that we provide through our content platform. We understand the challenges that parents have to face as far as their tiny tots are concerned. With this platform, we aim to reach out to all those parents who are anxious to nurture their little ones in the right manner.”

From ‘How to calm a crying baby in public’ and ‘Identifying common baby ailments’ to ‘How to establish good sleeping habits in babies and ‘How to control baby tantrums’, the platform provides everything related to little ones from alpha to omega.

Ms. Reema Batta, CMO of Babyhugz further elaborated, “Babyhugz is a content to commerce market place for babycare essentials. The blog extends this idea further. Considering raising a kid can be one of the biggest challenges parents go through, the blog is our way of being an able companion or their go-to guide for stress-free tips on child rearing. "It gives us great pleasure to launch the blog. As a brand we are focused on developing a holistic ecosystem for the families. We want to provide engaging information in addition to a carefully curated high quality product collection".

Yes, it is a fussy and stressful affair to handle toddlers. There are only two things that can make the initial parenting journey, a cakewalk for parents: that adorable smile that their tiny tots flash and the brand new digital platform of Babyhugz, is a content to commerce market place for babycare essentials. From credible information regarding parenting to baby products like apparel, skin care products, diapers and toys, Babyhugz is the one-stop destination for all this and more. Based out of New Delhi, the company aims to develop the baby care category by building a path-breaking ecosystem that provides parents with both, valuable information as well high quality essential items.

The origination of Babyhugz was inspired by the huge gap between what people need and what they are being offered, and the fact that existing online portals are product-centric. The portal was officially launched in October, 2014. Since then, the company has engaged over 25 merchandise partners including international brands at a pan-India level. It presents a variegated assortment of baby products like apparel, toys, baby gear, feeding, bath, skincare, nursing accessories, diapers etc. It is also continuously improving its product experience as well as shipping time.


·         Revenue at Rs. 775.6 Cr. Up 16.4% Vs previous year
·         PAT of Rs. 55.3 Cr, a 55.4% growth over previous year

·         Highest ever Revenue of Rs 3,294 Cr, up 16.2%
·         Highest ever PAT of Rs. 211 Cr, up from 71.3%
·         Record cash delivery of Rs 244 Cr
Gurgaon, May 29 2015:  Whirlpool of India, a subsidiary of Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading home appliance company, today announced strong operating results for the fourth quarter of 2014-15.  Total income of Rs. 776.6 Cr. grew by 16.4% and Profit after Tax at Rs. 55.3 Cr. was higher by 55.5% over the same quarter last year.  EBITDA margin at 12.0% was better by 1.8 points than the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal. 

Total income for the financial year 2014-15 stood at Rs 3,294 Cr, a growth of 16.2%. EBITDA margin saw a 2.8% improvement over the previous year. The company continues to remain debt free with a record cash surplus of Rs 536 Cr. EPS of 16.60 was the company’s best ever and significantly higher than Rs 9.60 posted last year.

Mr. Arvind Uppal, Chairman Whirlpool of India Limited and President Asia Pacific, Whirlpool Corporation said, "We delivered strong results in the 4th quarter driven by both top line growth and moderation in input costs.  The impact of unseasonal weather conditions is likely to moderate demand in semi urban and rural areas, but we remain optimistic that growth will accelerate in the second half of the year." 

Whirlpool has launched a new range of air conditioners and refrigerators for the summer. It has also increased its in-shop presence across the country, with the intention of growing categories such as Air Conditioners, Microwaves and Water Purifiers. Its premium Built In appliances, sold through the kitchen manufacturer channel, is also expanding its footprint across the country.

 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION - is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 100,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers throughout the world in 2014. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag,Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in more than 170 countries. Additional information about the company can be found at, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorpxx.

Penguin presents Anant Samant’s ‘Aiwa Maru’ in English Translation

The most popular and influential Marathi novel of the past 20 years that is a bestseller even today, now in a brilliant English translation

Anant Samant’s ‘Aiwa Maru’, is a much acclaimed psychological thriller that has a bold style and a frenetic pace with an unforgettable cast of characters.

Penguin presents
the unputdownable
Aiwa Maru
Anant Samant
Translated by Prashant Pethe

Anant, a young Indian seaman sets out on a hazardous voyage from Hong Kong aboard the M.T. Aiwa Maru-a blacklisted vessel that has been banned from sailing. Although wary of the risks involved in his new assignment, he is mesmerized by the ship. But the terrors of the open sea are not the only perils that beset the multiracial crew of the Aiwa Maru. With the arrival of the Second Engineer’s beautiful young wife Ujjwala, Anant finds himself irresistibly drawn to her even as matters aboard this bewitching vessel spin dangerously out of control.

A cult novel in the original Marathi, Aiwa Maru is a dark and thrilling tale of passion, greed, obsession and adventure.

The Author:
Anant Samant was born on 12 August 1952 in Arnala, a tiny village near Mumbai. After completing high school he got a diploma in hotel management and catering technology from ICTAN, Mumbai. He worked in various hotels and the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation. He joined the merchant navy, worked as a chief steward and navigating officer on tankers, container carriers, bulk carriers, livestock carriers, cargo vessels.
His literature shocked Marathi readers with its bold style and the never-seen-before world it invoked. His first novel M.T. Aiwa Maru was like a fresh wind gushing in to feed the hunger of younger generations. It was immensely acclaimed and won many prizes too. Even after twenty years it is a bestseller and the only novel of its kind in Marathi literature.

Anant Samant has won the Maharashtra Rajya Puraskar four times, the Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad thrice, as well as the Yashwantrao Chavan Mukta Vidyapith, the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh and Na. Si. Phadke Puraskar, among many others.

The Translator:
Prashant Pethe was born in Pune and went out to sea at the age of eighteen, right after high school. Before he went out to sea, a teacher from school tried to dissuade him from doing so by giving him M.T. Aiwa Maru to read. Reading the novel only strengthened Prashant’s determination to become a seaman. During his time out at sea he could never forget Aiwa Maru. His desire to ensure that more people read this novel compelled him to finally translate it.
Prashant produced a couple of Marathi movies in 2007 and 2008. Both movies, Valu: The Wild Bull and The Damned Rain, were very successful locally as well as internationally.

Concrete Show India 2015 paves way for Infrastructure industry

UBM India concludes the show with over 28 % increase in visitors over last edition

Mumbai, 29th May 2015: UBM India successfully concluded the Concrete Show India 2015 (7th to 9th May 2015) with over 150 exhibitors from across 10 countries and 5000 trade visitors, amidst an industry showcase of products, solutions and services at the trade fair at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

The event had a grandeur opening with the special address given by Shri S.M. Ramchandani, Joint Managing Director, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Ltd. (MSRDC) and participation from Government officials, leading Associations, industry professionals and domain experts. Some of the key Industry speakers at the conference included  Mr. Surya Prakash, President, Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India), Mr. Vinay Gupta, Chief Executive Officer –M/s Tandon Consultants Pvt Ltd., Dr Himanshu Raje, Director Raje Structural Consultants Pvt Ltd, Mr. J P Rao, Director Corporate Marketing Strategy, Shapoorji Pallonji & Co Ltd, Dr Michael Tholen, Managing Director, American Concrete Institute Professional Development, ACI University, Mr Cyrus Dordi, Consultant, Ambuja Cement Ltd., Dr Gopal Rai, Joint Secretary, Institute of Bridge Engineers(IIBE), CEO-Dhirendra Group of Companies, Pranav Desai, Head Product Development and Management, Lafarge India Pvt Ltd. The conference saw delegates from renowned companies such as ACC, Bharat Hosiery, BSBK Pvt Ltd., Hess, Hindustan Zinc Ltd., JSW Cement, Leela Tata Realty, Louis Berger, Magicrete Precast, Polygon Chemicals Pvt Ltd., Raheja Engineering, Relcon Infraprojects Ltd., Roop Telsonic Untrasonix Ltd., Spancrete, Tata Steel, Tekla India Pvt Ltd. amongst others.

Eminent Speakers at Bridges India on 8th May included Mr. Subhash Joglekar, Vice President, Stup Consultants Ltd, V N Heggade, Sr Vice President (Projects) and Member, Board of Management, Gammon India Ltd, D A Bhide, Vice President (Design), IRB Infrastructure Ltd, P Niranjana, Head Nuclear and Special Bridges, L & T Ltd.
The Infrastructure and construction industry representatives from China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, The Netherlands, USA and throughout the value chain visited India to gain insights pertaining to technology trends and market movements. Technology showcase was at its best with innovations from companies like Toyota Forms India Pvt. Ltd., Ashtech, Hess Concrete Machinery India Pvt. Ltd., JSW Cement Limited, RMC Readymix (India), Godrej, Apollo Infratech Private Limited, Hyundai Aluminum Co. Ltd., Tata, Reliance Industries Ltd.  The Innovation Corner, Interactive zone, and Concrete Man were some highlights of the event. The viewer’s choice in innovative product was won by Ashtech.
Mr. Surya Prakash, President, Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India), saidCement and concrete industry in India is poised for a definite growth. The recent five year plan emphasize more on infrastructure as it is the basic requirement for development of any sector. India is the third largest country in the world with a massive production of 280 million tonnes and this will go to 800 million tonnes in next few years. Innovations on self healing and bending concrete are still going on and it will be practice soon. With the increasing demand of concrete, raw material required which is river sand has become very expensive in today’s price war. In order to meet the demand supply gap manufactures should device new methods of production like recycling ceramic waste, stone dust, coconut shell, rice husk etc. If we bring such innovations to industry then infrastructure sector will definitely have a great future. Concrete Show India 2015 is an appealing platform for visitors and beneficial for the exhibitors as the whole construction and infrastructure ecosystem was accessible”.

Industry Response:
Mr. Manoj Kumar, Managing Director, HESS Group, said, “We have been associated for 3 years with Concrete Show India and the feedback we received was positive. The new policies are helping us in expanding our business and Concrete Show India 2015 is the perfect platform to showcase our technologies. We provide 100% solutions required for creating power plant and this year we are showcasing Wet Concrete & lightweight concrete.  We are fairly satisfied with the response and are in high spirits to participate in the next year’s edition.”

Mr. Nitant Shah, General Manager- Customer Technical Services, JK Cements, said, “After the new policy initiatives introduced by government, there has been a growth in the industry where most of the preference has been dedicated to infrastructure industry. This exhibition is a platform to reach out to most of our existing & prospective customers to showcase our product competence & developments. For us it is a privilege to participate in Concrete Show India 2015 and use this platform to exhibit innovations of cement industry. We are showcasing eco friendly cement products like grey cement, wall putti, white cement and its different applications.”

Mr. Pravin Lal Thirwani, Chief Manager, Construction Materials Mumbai, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd, said, “We are happily associated since last 2 years and we continue to understand that the brand visibility has grown based on customer feedback.  This year we are showcasing AAC lightweight blocks, an innovative technology over conventional bricks and TUFF concrete products (RMC product).  Events like these give us a podium wherein people come to know what kind of technologies and products we are offering especially the AAC lightweight blocks.” 

About UBM India

UBM India is India's leading exhibition organizer that provides the industry with platforms that bring together buyers and sellers from around the world, through a portfolio of exhibitions, content led conferences & seminars. UBM India hosts over 25 large scale exhibitions and 40 conferences across the country every year; thereby enabling trade across multiple industry verticals. A UBM Asia Company, UBM India has offices across Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. UBM Asia is owned by UBM plc which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organizer in Asia and the biggest commercial organizer in mainland China, India and Malaysia. For further details, please visit

Shoppers Stop launches the latest collection from its popular youth brand ‘LIFE’

Lauren Gottlieb and other stunning models showcase the collection
Lauren Gottlieb with Vinay Bhatia
Delhi, May 29th 2015: The Gorgeous actress Lauren Gottlieb (of ABCD & ABCD 2 fame) along with other stunning models showcased the latest collection from Shoppers Stop’s popular youth casual brand – ‘LIFE’.  ‘LIFE’ offers preppy, colourful and casual clothing and accessories for young men and women. From printed tees, to flirty dresses, from funky shorts to cute cropped tops, and from chic sling bags to cool linen shirts, the brand offers the perfect summer holiday wardrobe.

Actress Lauren Gottlieb said, “Shoppers Stop’s exclusive brand LIFE is absolutely vibrant. I totally love the colours, soft fabrics, quirky prints and funky silhouettes. The collection exudes a beachy holiday vibe. I think it offers just the perfect look for the summer.”

Speaking on the occasion, Vinay Bhatia, Customer Care Associate & Executive Vice President – Marketing, Loyalty & Analytics, Shoppers Stop Limited said, “Our exclusive brand LIFE is quintessentially youthful, trendy and individualistic. It is one of our most popular brands and resonates very well with the youth. The brand has a complete offering of apparel and accessories such as bags, footwear and jewellery.”

The summer look for ‘LIFE’ derives inspiration and inferences from the fashion diary of a beach-bound traveller. Nautical elements such as sailor stripes, boat prints, flamingos and bright colours are prominently featured.

‘LIFE’ apparel and accessories are exclusively available at Shoppers Stop stores in the city and

DailyObjects launches Corporate cases

Custom designed cases and solutions for corporate buyers

DailyObjects, Indias largest seller of designer smartphone cases, launches a special service for Corporate buyers to offer custom designed branded smartphone cases of the highest quality. With this new feature added to their offerings, DailyObjects is set to expand its portfolio by catering to corporate brands with special promotional rates and dedicated customer service.

dailyobjects custom cases offer companies a creative method to showcase and promote their brand or offerings, since they are personal items, they offer excellent brand visibility. Commenting on the new offering, Pankaj GargCo-Founder & CEO of DailyObjects, said, We strongly believe that your phone is your identity. DailyObjects has succeeded in attracting users to premium quality customisable cases that they use as a means of personal expression, something that they have never had before. dailyobjects custom cases are ideally suited for corporates and we have already sold a lot of cases to corporate buyers He further added, Whether you give DailyObjects cases to your employees, customers, clients or suppliers; they make an excellent corporate gift that you will be proud to have your companys logo and branding on

DailyObjects offers a user friendly tool for designing one-of-its-kind custom cases which allows corporates to either choose a template from the wide range of exclusive designs and personalise them or start with a blank canvas and add any photos, images and text that perfectly define the brand. The high quality polycarbonate cases are manufactured using the most advanced image technology; MT³ which combines several leading edge processes to embed designs permanently into the surface of the case. This gives peerless quality and a brilliant, lasting finish that doesnt peel or fade. With superior quality protection for more than 100 models across all major global smartphone brands, DailyObjects strives to raise the bar for product design & originality in the country. It has transformed smartphone covers from a boring necessity and a mere form of protection into a high quality accessory for self-expression.

For more details, visit:

About DailyObjects: is the premier Indian site offering over 3000 designer and customisable cellphone cases for over 100 models of global smartphone brands. DailyObjects strives to raise the bar for product design & originality in the country. The cases are manufactured using advanced, MT3 technology to provide customers with products that are as durable as they are delightful. The company stands behind its products with an industry leading warranty policy and a level of customer service previously unseen in India.

Faasos fortifies its footprints in Gurgaon

Offering 20% introductory discount to customers on the launch day through its upgraded mobile application

New Delhi, May 29, 2015: Faasos, India’s first and largest food technology business, is all set to expand its operations in North India, with the launch of Gurgaon on May 25th, 2015. As an introductory offer, the company will be giving 20% discount to Gurgaon customers on all the meals ordered on the launch day, through its Mobile App.

Mr. Revant Bhate, Head of Marketing at Faasos said, “Faasos has built a niche place for itself in West and South India and with this launch, we are aiming to penetrate North India as well. Post Gurgaon, we will be launching in Delhi and Hyderabad in a few weeks. The Gurgaon market is vibrant and is full of potential, thanks to the massive working population of the city. We want our customers in Gurgaon to experience our technology-led proposition of providing daily specials delivered in quick time.

As of now, Faasos serves customers across 8 cities namely, Gurgaon, Pune, Mumbai, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Indore. It will be including 4 more cities in in the coming months, namely Delhi, Noida, Hyderabad and Jaipur.

Faasos was Incorporated in 2011, Faasos is India’s first and largest food technology business. The company’s forte lies in speedy and seamless delivery of quality food, high in taste. As the only vertically integrated food business in the country, Faasos technologically operates all the three important aspects of a ‘Food on Demand’ business, viz. Ordering (the most convenient ordering app in the country), Distribution (availability of food across different cities) and Fulfillment (Delivery through the company’s own logistics or delivery boys). Series A from Sequoia Capital in FY2012 and Series B led by Sandeep Murthy backed Lightbox Ventures in FY2015, has assisted Faasos in its expansion plans significantly. With its wide assortment of sumptuous meals from breakfast to dinner, delivered to customers at any time of the day; Faasos aims to become the best-in-class ‘Food on Demand’ business in the country, with the apropos tagline ‘We Got Your Food’.


Dragonair announced today that it will commence a twice-weekly service between Hong Kong and Hiroshima in Japan starting 16 August 2015 (subject to government approval), strengthening the airline’s network in Asia and further boosting its presence in Japan. Dragonair will be the only carrier offering a non-stop service between Hong Kong and Hiroshima.

The city will become Dragonair’s fourth destination in Japan, joining Tokyo (Haneda), Fukuoka and Okinawa in its network. Flights to Hiroshima will be departing from Hong Kong on Thursday and Sunday, operated by the airline's fleet of Airbus A321 aircraft in a two-class configuration.

Dragonair Chief Executive Officer Algernon Yau said: "We are very pleased to add Hiroshima to our growing Asia network. Japan has long been a popular destination among the Hong Kong travelling public and this new service will cater to the growing demand for both leisure and commercial traffic. The launch of the Hiroshima service highlights Dragonair’s commitment to developing a comprehensive network in Asia and, at the same time, strengthening Hong Kong’s position as one of the region’s key aviation hubs.”

Rajesh Menon, Regional Sales & Marketing Manager, South Asia says, “We are delighted to offer flights to yet another destination in Japan to the Indian traveller. Along with sister airline Cathay Pacific Airways, we offer connections to six cities and Hiroshima will be the seventh city in Japan. We have been seeing a rise in incentive and corporate travel groups from India to this city and leisure travel is gradually increasing as well. With Dragonair being the only airline to offer direct flight connections through our hub in Hong Kong, we are confident that there will be an increase in the number of travellers to this city from India.”

With this new service, Dragonair and sister airline Cathay Pacific will operate more than 140 flights a week to eight destinations in Japan, including Tokyo (Narita), Tokyo (Haneda), Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Okinawa and Hiroshima.

The schedule for the Hong Kong (HKG) - Hiroshima (HIJ) service from 16 August 2015 is as follows (all times local, subject to government approval):

Flight No.
Day of the week
Thursday, Sunday
Note: The schedule may change without prior notice.
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Dragonair website address:

USINPAC hails Crowley amendment

May 28, 2015: Congressman Crowley proposed an amendment to the Defense authorization Bill which was adopted on the floor of House. This bill, recognizes the diversity of the US Armed forces and specifically names Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims and others who serve in US military.
The amendment underlines the unity in diversity character of US military as well the country’s reputation of being fair and equal in its recognition of military achievements.
Hailing the move Dr. Rahul Jindal, USINPAC Executive Committee Member, has said. ”This amendment will boost the morale of Indian Americans serving in US military.”
About Congressman Crowley: Congressman Crowley represents the 14th district of New York and is the vice chair of Democratic Caucus. His district represents one of the most diverse communities in America and Rep Crowley has been working to create a better life for its citizens which is multi ethinc in character. He has been one of the biggest supporters of Indian American community which have made US their home and have contributed significantly to progress of the country.

About USINPAC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is a bi-partisan non-profit organization and the voice of 2.7 million Indian-Americans. It works to impact policy on issues of concern to the Indian-American community in the US. We also provide bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community. This bill is an example of the work USINPAC is doing with various elected officials in promoting diversity in the US Army. For more information, visit us at
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