Monday, December 4, 2023

5 lucky winners win a Bumper Draw of 1 kg Gold at IJSF23

135 prizes across 48 cities were announced. Bumper prize winners were from Hyderabad, Nagpur, Cuttack, Kanpur and Chattisgarh

Aggregate prizes worth approximately Rs.11 crores will be distributed as a part of the festival offering

Mumbai, 2nd December 2023: India Jewelry Shopping Festival 2023 (IJSF23) the jewelry shopping festival organized by All India Gem and Jewelry Domestic Council (GJC) that concluded on 26th November 2023, today announced the Bumper Prize Winners of 1 kg Gold at a draw that was conducted today in the presence of EY, who were the process advisors for the event. The winners who hail from Hyderabad, Nagpur, Cuttack, Kanpur and Chhattisgarh were selected by EY, the process advisors, in a fair and transparent manner in the presence of legal fraternity and media. In all, 135 prizes across 48 cities were also announced. 

IJSF 23 started on 15th October and went on till 26th November. As a part of the festival offering IJSF will distribute prizes to the tune of Rs.11 crores to its participants.


Mr. Dinesh Jain, GJC Director & IJSF Convenor, said “I am very happy to announce these winners today and would like to congratulate them on their wins. The entire process of selection has been very fair and transparent. We are very happy with the response that IJSF has received across the country. This has given us lot of confidence and encouragement to come back next year in a bigger and better way. This is one positive step towards making India a jewelry shopping hub.”

For more information on IJSF please visit


About GJC: All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council is a national trade body established with the objective to address the industry, its functioning, and its cause with a 360° approach to promote and progress its growth, while protecting the industry’s interests. GJC, since the last 18 years, has been serving as a bridge between the Government and the trade as well as undertaking various initiatives on behalf of and for the industry.


Vespa: A One Billion Euro Brand

London - Pontedera, 04 December 2023 –  With a global relevance and perceived as a lifestyle icon, the brand Vespa has been valued at more than one billion euros (1,079 million) with a 19% growth in value, compared to the previous valuation (906 million euros in 2021).

This is the result of a new study about Vespa that Piaggio Group (PIA.MI), Europe’s largest scooter and motorcycle manufacturer and one of the world leaders in the industry, has commissioned to Interbrand. The study demonstrates Vespa’s global reach also in terms of distinctiveness, design, lifestyle and entertainment. 

“The term 'iconic' is often overused, but there’s really no other way to define this brand,” says Manfredi Ricca, Interbrand’s Global Chief Strategy Officer. “Vespa is a heritage brand, and yet it is constantly evolving; it’s quintessentially Italian, and yet globally loved; it’s premium, and yet inclusive. Our valuation work doesn’t only set into numbers the success of this desired and demanded brand - it also shows how Vespa can signify freedom and joie-de-vivre well beyond the boundaries of mobility, and into new arenas. The calibre and the success of the brand’s partnerships speak for themselves.”

In determining Vespa brand’s financial value, Interbrand employed proven, proprietary brand valuation techniques, incorporating financial analysis with primary and quantitative data collected through a global market research, conducted across Vespa’s 10x key markets (Italy, France, Germany, Spain, USA, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, China, and India).

The brand Vespa is confirming its leadership in European markets and gaining more relevance in US and Asia, showing growth especially in Indonesia, where Piaggio Group has recently opened a new plant for the local market. 

The report confirms that Vespa is globally perceived more than just a scooter – it globally represents both the opportunity for people to express themselves within their community and a product for leisure and entertainment. Recent global partnerships with Dior, the Disney Pixar movie Luca, Justin Bieber, Lego and the last Mickey Mouse have further strengthened the unique DNA of the brand.

According to the 10 brand strength factors analyzed in Interbrand’s study, Affinity and Distinctiveness are confirmed as key brand strengths of Vespa. This strongly demonstrates not only the deep closeness this icon has with its customers, but also its ability to create an emotional connection with them, through highly differentiated and innovative moves.

In short, Vespa confirms itself as a fashion-lifestyle brand on two wheels, rushing towards the future with a clear brand strategy, followed and loved by millions of passionate followers worldwide. 

The findings of these in-depth analyses reveal that, during the complex macroeconomic period we are currently experiencing, Vespa's brand not only serves as a risk mitigator, but also functions as a genuine business accelerator. Further this is confirmed by the fact that Vespa’s brand has increased its role in driving customers’ choice, in an industry traditionally more attached to functional drivers. Another key element to consider is the great momentum Piaggio Group is experiencing: in 2022 the Group reached the milestone of 2bn euros in revenue for the first time in its history, growing 25% versus the previous year. 

Piaggio Group

Established in 1884, the Piaggio Group is Europe’s largest scooter and motorcycle manufacturer and one of the world leaders in its sector. It has been listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 2006 (PIA.MI) and has three main lines of business: 2 and 3 wheel vehicles (scooters and motorcycles), light commercial vehicles and the robotics division (Piaggio Fast Forward) in Boston. The Group portfolio includes some of the best-known and most iconic light mobility brands, such as Piaggio, Vespa, Moto Guzzi, Aprilia, Ape and Piaggio Commercial. With more than 6,600 employees, the Piaggio Group markets its products in over 100 countries and has eight manufacturing plants, in Italy, India, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and America. The Group also has four R&D centres with around 1,000 employees. Piaggio Group 


It was 1946 when Vespa made its debut on the roads of a Europe devastated by the recent conflict but, equally, full of creativity and a desire for renewal. After seventy-seven years of history and over nineteen million scooters, Vespa is a global reference for style, elegance and technology. A brand known and loved all over the world that, with almost two million vehicles produced in the last decade, is experiencing one of the most fortunate and dynamic periods in its story. 



Interbrand has been a world-leading brand consultancy for almost five decades, having pioneered iconic work and forged many of the brand-building tools that are commonplace across the industry today.  In an age of unprecedented abundance of choice and speed of innovation, customers’ expectations are moving faster than business. While incremental change is still essential, it is no longer sufficient. It takes bold moves to leap ahead of customers and competitors. Interbrand calls these moves Iconic Moves. In collaboration with the world’s leading brands, Interbrand’s global team of thinkers and makers are pioneering the future of brand building. By turning customers into active participants, Interbrand helps its clients strengthen their brands on an ongoing basis. This approach gives them the confidence to make Iconic Moves that spark desire and create utility, driving extraordinary results.  Interbrand is a part of the Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC). For more information, please visit

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Janhvi Kapoor unveils Kalyan Jewellers' 2 new showrooms in Mumbai at Goregaon and Bandra


Takes up the tally of showrooms in the Mumbai to 11

Located at MG Road in Goregaon and Junction of Waterfield & Gurunanak Road in Bandra

Offers luxurious shopping experience in world-class ambience

Mumbai, 3rd December 2023: Kalyan Jewellers, one of India’s most trusted and leading jewellery companies, today launched 2 new showrooms in Mumbai at Goregaon and Bandra. Bollywood star Janhvi Kapoor inaugurated the showrooms, which will offer an unparalleled experience to patrons in a world-class ambiance. 

The showroom at Goregaon is located at Kabra Diamante on MG Road, whereas in Bandra it is located at Junction of Waterfield & Gurunanak Road. With these launches, Kalyan Jewellers marks its presence across 11 locations in the financial capital of India – Mumbai. The company has been consistently expanding its brand footprint and operations in the region, to supplement its growth and make the brand more accessible to patrons in the region.

As part of the launch offer, customers can avail up to 20% off on making charges for all jewellery pieces. Additionally, the "Kalyan Special Gold Board Rate", which is the lowest in the market and standardized across all company showrooms, will apply, ensuring a seamless and service-backed shopping experience.

Addressing the enthralled crowd, Bollywood star Janhvi Kapoor said, “It's a privilege for me to be a part of Kalyan Jewellers’ grand showroom launch celebrations. I believe that its stunning collections are a perfect fusion of grace, paying homage to the diverse traditions followed across our nation. Serving as a representative for this esteemed brand fills me with great pride, knowing that it is built on the pillars of trust and transparency, along with a strong commitment to customer satisfaction. I am confident that the patrons in this region will wholeheartedly embrace and support the brand.”

Talking about the new showroom, Mr. Ramesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director of Kalyan Jewellers, said, "As a company, we have achieved huge milestones and taken major strides towards creating a holistic ecosystem to enhance the customer shopping experience. We are delighted to announce the launch of our new showrooms in Bandra and Goregaon. As we embark on this next phase of our growth journey, consistently expanding our geographical footprint in the region, we are committed to continue offering best-in-class shopping experience to our customers, while staying true to the company's core values of trust and transparency in times to come."

The jewellery retailed at Kalyan Jewellers is all BIS hallmarked and goes through multiple purity tests. Patrons will also receive Kalyan Jewellers' 4-Level Assurance Certificate, which guarantees purity, free lifetime maintenance of ornaments, detailed product information, and transparent exchange and buy-back policies. The certification is part of the brand's commitment to offering the very best to its loyalists.

The showroom will also stock Kalyan's popular house brands, including Muhurat (Wedding Jewellery Line), Mudhra (Handcrafted Antique Jewellery), Nimah (Temple Jewellery), Glo (Dancing Diamonds), Ziah (Solitaire-like Diamond Jewellery), Anokhi (Uncut Diamonds), Apoorva (Diamonds for Special Occasions), Antara (Wedding Diamonds), Hera (Daily Wear Diamonds), Rang (Precious Stones Jewellery), and the recently launched Lila (Coloured Stones and Diamond Jewellery).

For more information on the brand, its collections and offers, visit

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About Kalyan Jewellers

Headquartered in Thrissur in the state of Kerala, Kalyan Jewellers is one the largest jewellery retailers in India with a presence in the Middle East. The company has enjoyed a long-standing presence in the Indian market for nearly three decades and has set industry benchmarks in quality, transparency, pricing and innovation. Kalyan offers an array of traditional and contemporary jewellery designs in gold, diamonds and precious stones catering to the distinct needs of the customers. Kalyan Jewellers has over 220 showrooms across India and the Middle East.


A Sunday morning fiesta that transformed the road into a canvas of fun saw the presence of celebs like Gadar 2 lead pair Utkarsh Sharma and Simrat Kaur, Shiv Thakare, V.I.P, Jayvijay Sachan, Farhan Sabri, Dr.Deepak Namjoshi, Dr.Masuuma Joshi & many more.*

This past Sunday morning, the vibrant community of Malad came alive with the exhilarating spirit of *"Malad Masti," a groundbreaking neighborhood-vehicle-free- free street event spearheaded by the dynamic leadership of Aslam Shaikh*. *Drawing together the diverse tapestry of Malad's 70,000 residents*, the event transformed the streets into a dynamic canvas, fostering camaraderie, fitness, and cultural celebration.

The event featured a myriad of activities, ensuring there was something for everyone. From the pulsating beats of DJ music to the energetic rhythm of Zumba and Aerobics, "Malad Masti" created an atmosphere of joy and unity. Sports enthusiasts had their share of excitement with organized Badminton, Cricket, and Football matches, while the 2.5-kilometer stretch of Mindspace road played host to cyclists, skaters, dancing groups, and joggers. Hundreds of women conducted yoga. Students gave an enthralling band performance. Members of the Laughter Club also occupied a space on the vehicle-free road. And, students also marched in with a band performance. A mind-blowing performance, street play,  by some students, music, and races for children were some of the other activities.

Not just an event but a celebration of community, "Malad Masti" highlighted the power of coming together for a common cause. *Aslam Shaikh, MLA From Malad West and Former Cabinet Minister of Maharashtra State, a driving force behind the initiative, expressed his enthusiasm for the event, stating*, _"Malad is not just a locality; it's a community of diverse talents and passions. 'Malad Masti' is a testament to the unity and vibrancy that defines our neighborhood"_

Residents and participants alike praised the inclusive nature of the event, emphasizing the sense of belonging and pride it instilled. "Malad Masti" successfully bridged the gaps between generations, fostering a sense of community pride and cooperation.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

मुंबई महानगर की पूरी मातृशक्ति को जागरूक करते उनको सेवा कार्य के लिए प्रेरित करने हेतु महिला पतंजलि योग समिति मुंबई द्वारा आयोजित महिला सशक्तिकरण महासम्मेलन दिनांक 28 नवंबर 2023 को योगी सभाग्रुह बी पी एस स्वामीनारायण मंदिर दादर में संपन्न हुआ.

लगभग 3000 से ज्यादा लोगों ने इसमें सहभाग लेके इसे पूरी तरह से  यशस्वी बनाया. योग ऋषि स्वामी रामदेव जी कीं शिष्या आचार्य डॉक्टर साध्वी देव प्रिया दीदी जी जो पतंजलि योग समिति हरिद्वार की मुख्य केंद्रीय प्रभारी है और वह दिल्ली पतंजलि विश्वविद्यालय दर्शनशास्त्र विभाग की अध्यक्ष भी है उन्होंने दैवी जीवन का रहस्य पंच महाभूत से कैसे उन्नत करें इस बारे में सविस्तर जानकारी दी और उपस्थित लोगों का मार्गदर्शन भी किया. उन्होंने अपने उद्बोधन में मुख्यत: महिलाओं का आरोग्य, परिणामत: परिवार का आरोग्य और महिलाओंका का सामाजिक कार्य में सहभाग और महिलाओं के माध्यम से भारतीय संस्कृति का प्रचार व प्रसार यह सब बातों पर विशेष जोर दिया. मुंबई महिला राज्य प्रभारी आदरणीय कश्मीरा जी के नेतृत्व में सुबह 9:30 बजे चालू हुआ यह 4 घंटे का सम्मेलन था जिसमे आचार्य बालकृष्ण जी भी प्रत्यक्ष वहां पर उपस्थित रहे और स्वामी रामदेव जी वर्चुअलि उपस्थित रहे और दोनोने जब सबका मार्गदर्शन किया तो महा सम्मेलन को चार चांद लग गए. यह सम्मेलन यशस्वी करने में श्रीमती सुधा अली मोरे महाराष्ट्र की वरिष्ठ राज्य प्रभारी, श्रीमती शोभा भागिया जी महाराष्ट्र पूर्व की वरिष्ठ प्रभारी और श्री सुरेश यादव जी मुंबई के राज्य प्रभारी भारत स्वाभिमान इन सभीने अपना सहभाग दिया।

वस्त्रोद्योगात भारताला आणखी प्रगतीची झेप घ्यायची आहे त्यासाठी अधिक प्रयत्नांची गरज - केंद्रीय वस्त्रोद्योग मंत्री पीयूष गोयल


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देशाचा अमृतकाळ सुरू असून गुलामीची मानसिकता सोडून नव्या भारतासाठी प्रयत्न केले पाहिजे - गोयल

Posted On: 02 DEC 2023 4:13PM by PIB Mumbai


मुंबई, 2 डिसेंबर 2023

संपूर्ण जगाला भारतात व्यवसाय वाढवायचा आहेजग भारताकडे मोठ्या आशेने बघत आहे. पंतप्रधान नरेंद्र मोदी यांच्या नेतृत्वाखाली भारत झपाट्याने प्रगती करत आहे. त्यासाठी कोणतेही क्षेत्र मागे राहता कामा नये. वस्त्रोद्योगात भारताला आणखी प्रगतीची झेप घ्यायची आहे त्यासाठी अधिक प्रयत्नांची गरज केंद्रीय वाणिज्य आणि उद्योगवस्त्रोद्योग तसेच ग्राहक व्यवहार आणि अन्न -नागरी पुरवठा मंत्री पीयूष गोयल यांनी व्यक्त केली आहे. मुंबईतील व्हीजेटीआय माटुंगा येथील संस्थेच्या शतक महोत्सवी वर्षानिमित्य आयोजित कार्यक्रमात ते बोलत होते.

देशाचा अमृतकाळ सुरू असून आगामी 25 वर्षात देशाला विकासित भारत बनवायचे आहे. देशातल्या युवाशक्तीच्या प्रयत्नांनीच देश पुढे जाऊ शकतो. गुलामीची मानसिकता सोडून नव्या भारतासाठी   प्रयत्न केले पाहिजे  असे गोयल म्हणाले.

व्हीजेटीआय या संस्थेने देखील आता गरज लक्षात घेऊनपायाभूत सुविधां मध्ये आमूलाग्र बदल घडवला पाहिजे. नवीन आधुनिक तंत्रज्ञान आत्मसात करण्याबरोबरच संस्थेच्या पायाभूत सुविथांंचे अद्ययावतीकरण करण्याकडे  व्यवस्थापनाने  लक्ष द्यावे असे आवाहन गोयल आणि केले.

5000 हजार विद्यार्थी संख्या असलेल्या आणि शतकी महोत्सव साजरी करणाऱ्या व्हीजेटीआय संस्थेला गोयल यांनी शुभेच्छा दिल्या. पंतप्रधान नरेंद्र मोदी यांनी स्वातंत्र्यदिनी लाल किल्ल्यावरून केलेल्या भाषणातील पंचप्रण चा उल्लेख करत गोयल यांनी पंचप्रण बरोबरच नारीशक्तीचे सक्षमीकरण आणि भ्रष्टाचार मुक्त भारत करण्याचा संकल्प करण्याचे आवाहनही त्यांनी केले.

यावेळी व्हीजेटीआय चे माजी विद्यार्थी आणि उद्योजक योगेश कुसूमगड आणि डाँनियर समूहाचे व्यवस्थापकीय संचालक राजेंद्र अग्रवाल यांचा पीयूष गोयल यांच्या हस्ते सत्कार करण्यात आला. तसेच एका अहवालाचे प्रकाशनही करण्यात आले.

या कार्यक्रमाला राज्य वस्त्रोद्योग मंत्रालयाचे सचिव विरेंद्र सिंगएनटीटीएम चे संचालक सौरभ मुखर्जीव्हीजेटीआयचे संचालक डॉ सचिन कोरेटेक्सटाईल इंजिनिअरिंगच्या विभाग प्रमुख डॉ नेहा मेहरा यांच्यासह वस्त्रोद्योग क्षेत्रातील प्रख्यात उद्योगपतीव्यावसायिकतज्ञसंशोधक आणि संस्थेचे विद्यार्थी उपस्थित होते.

यानंतर वस्त्रोद्योग क्षेत्रातल्या विविध विषयावर तज्ञ आणि संशोधकाचे मार्गदर्शन सत्र झाले.

Friday, December 1, 2023

ZEE5 Global Fortifies US leadership with Aggregation of leading South Asian streaming platforms in one destination

Launches Add-ons in the US ; Unveils partnerships with multiple top-tier streaming platforms; more to be announced soon

Easy access to the best content at the lowest cost in the market.

Multiple Campaigns to benefit subscribers – the largest Consumer Giveback offer for U.S. subscribers with huge prizes including all-expense paid holidays to Hawaii, gift vouchers and more

Unique India to US Referral Program to roll out soon

Announcement at a star-studded event in Mumbai featuring a panel discussion with Anupama Chopra, Manoj Bajpayee, Guneet Monga, Vishal Bhardwaj and Pratik Gandhi.

National, November 29, 2023: ZEE5 Global, the world’s largest streaming service for South Asian content, today announced a strategic move to aggregate multiple South Asian streaming platforms within the ZEE5 Global platform with the launch of Add-ons in the US. ZEE5 Global Add-ons will offer subscribers in the US a single-window to access their favorite South Asian entertainment platforms on the ZEE5 Global platform itself, with Add-ons pricing starting from just $1.49 onwards.

ZEE5 Global Add-ons was unveiled by Mr. Amit Goenka, President, Digital Businesses and Platforms and Ms. Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global at a mega event in Mumbai, India attended by Bollywood & Regional celebrities, industry stalwarts and others.

“The launch of Add-ons on ZEE5 Global is a significant milestone, further cementing our leadership position as the No.1 South Asian streaming platform in the US market,” said Ms. Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, “Add-ons will bring the best of South Asian content from multiple streaming platforms within ZEE5 Global for the diaspora in the US and soon globally, and at the best possible value.” 

ZEE5 Global Add-ons currently offers content across languages from streaming platforms like Simply South (all South Indian languages), Oho Gujarati (Gujarati), Chaupal (Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Haryanvi), NammaFlix (Kannada), EPIC ON (Hindi) and iStream (Malayalam) with at least six more being onboarded. 

As a first for ZEE5 Global, Gujarati content will be available on the platform to delight the huge Gujarati-speaking diaspora in the US.

ZEE5 Global Add-ons partner titles will further add to the platform’s huge catalogue of over 250,000 hours of movies, TV shows, and originals across languages.

Mr. Amit Goenka, President – Digital Businesses & Platforms, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. said, “As digital entertainment consumption and delivery models evolve in the global landscape, addressing the growing consumer demand for engaging content and a seamless, personalized experience that combines accessibility and affordability is the need of the hour. With the launch of our aggregator platform ZEE5 Add-ons, we aim to unite the entertainment ecosystem for the discerning viewer to build a robust monetization opportunity for multiple players in the global markets. We are pleased to have on board some of the most renowned names offering South Asian content to the diaspora audience, and we look forward to building a healthy partnership by enhancing capabilities in the realm of content creation and distribution by establishing ZEE5 Global Add-ons as the single destination for all South Asian content.”

Sharing her vision for ZEE5 Global Add-ons, Ms. Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, added, “As the foremost South Asian streaming platform in the United States, ZEE5 Global has played a crucial role in connecting the South Asian diaspora with their cultural roots. Building on our leadership, the natural progression was to evolve into the premier aggregator for South Asian entertainment. Add-ons will help address challenges such as content and consumer fragmentation and empower subscribers to effortlessly access their preferred content at one destination. It also benefits our partners, who can bank on our extensive reach in the US and save on customer acquisition and marketing costs." 

With Add-ons, users will now have just one app to download, only one login and a single password to remember. Billing and payment is also simplified through a single platform for all streaming subscriptions. Personalized recommendations across languages, unified user interface and search across platforms, and an ad-free viewing experience are just some of the other key benefits for consumers in the US. 

In addition to Add-ons, ZEE5 Global is set to launch the largest consumer giveback program, the Great ZEE5 GiveAway, for its US consumers over the next few weeks in association with multiple partners like Quicklly, the leading online South Asian marketplace in the US, wherein with every purchase of ZEE5 or any Add-On pack, all new or existing subscribers will stand to win guaranteed gifts and sweepstakes ranging from gift cards to all-expenses-paid trips to destinations like Hawaii, Las Vegas, and more. 

A unique India to US Referral Program will also be rolled out shortly. Subscribers in India will be able to share their unique referral link with friends or family in the US and earn Rs.500 for each successful referral. The best part: no capping on the number of referrals, so there is no upper limit to how much one can get. 

Speaking at the event, Archana Anand also announced a massive campaign against global piracy to be launched soon with ZEE5 Global offering a logical and legitimate option for consumers tempted by the content variety and low costs offered by pirate platforms.

Tied in with her aspiration around ZEE5 Global being at the forefront of taking South Asian entertainment larger on the global stage, the launch event also featured a panel discussion titled the Coming of Age of South Asian Entertainment: The Time is Now. The panel discussion, moderated by Anupama Chopra, featured actor Manoj Bajpayee, Guneet Monga, Vishal Bhardwaj, Pratik Gandhi, and Archana Anand from ZEE5 Global. The panellists discussed a range of topics around the subject covering how South Asian content is finally taking centre stage, their own perspectives about the South Asian diaspora audience, how storytelling has evolved and whether crossing over was a personal aspiration for them. 

ZEE5 Global Add-ons is available across platforms like Android, iOS,, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, and Samsung TVs. 

About ZEE5 Global

ZEE5 Global is the digital entertainment destination launched by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), a global Media and Entertainment powerhouse. The platform launched across 190+ countries in October 2018 and has content across 18 languages: Hindi, English, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Punjabi, including six international languages Malay, Thai, Bahasa, Urdu, Bangla and Arabic. ZEE5 Global is home to 200,000+ hours of on-demand content. The platform brings together the best of Originals, Movies and TV Shows, Music, Health and Lifestyle content in one destination. In addition, ZEE5 Global offers features like 15 navigational languages, content download options, seamless video playback and Voice Search.

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