Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif will endorse jewellery brand Kalyan Jewellers.
"Katrina personifies brand Kalyan's attributes of style and elegance. She epitomises the quintessential woman of today - confident, progressive and with the courage of her convictions. Katrina has set her own path with sheer hard work, akin to Kalyan's own growth trajectory," Ramesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director, Marketing and Operations of Kalyan Jewellers, said in a statement.
The actress will endorse the brand's collections and will also be part of its customer engagement programmes across the showrooms in India and West Asia.
In India, she will predominantly feature in the company's communication campaigns, especially in the northern and western markets.
Katrina has joined other Kalyan brand ambassadors including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, politician Jaya Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Prabhu, Shivaraj Kumar and Manju Warrier.
Kalyanaraman thanked Sonam for "augmenting the product propositions of brand Kalyan over the past two years and helping strengthening its status as one of India's most trusted jewellery brand".
Bhubaneswar, April 24 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday requested Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to set up an airport in Odisha's industrial town Paradip.
In a letter, Pradhan sought the personal attention of Prabhu to examine the techno-economic feasibility for setting an airport at Paradip as soon as possible.
"The grand vision of development of Paradip would remain incomplete without an airport providing air connectivity, as the nearest Biju Patnaik International Airport at Bhubaneswar is 135 kms away and takes more than three hours by road," he said , adding that the Paradip Port Trust has already requested the Airport Authority of India to set up an airport there.
Paradip is one of the major ports in eastern India and last year became one of the three ports in India to have handled a total cargo of over 100 million tons.
The port is being further expanded and modernized and it is expected that by 2020 it would be able to handle 332 million tons of cargo per annum thereby making it the largest port in India, said Pradhan.
He said the Union government has declared Paradip Port as a Smart Port Industrial City, which is fast emerging as a major industrial hub in Odisha and Eastern India.
Besides having the port, Paradip already has an oil refinery of 15 MMTPA capacity, a 12 MMTPA pellet plant, two fertilizer plants together of 4 MMTPA capacity and a edible oil refinery, he said.
In addition, Pradhan said that his Ministry is implementing several big ticket industrial projects, including expansion of refinery to 21 MMTPA from 15 MMTPA, a 700 TMT Poly Propylene plant by 2018 and a 355 TMT Mono Ethyl Glycol unit by 2023-24 which will feed various downstream industries including plastics, paints, rubber and synthetic yarn industries, and all these initiatives "require seamless connectivity".