Saturday, 26 May 2018

Four Years of BJP Rule As An Era of ‘National Betrayal’: Ashok Tanwar

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Chandigarh 26th May:-  Dr. Ashok Tanwar, former M.P., President, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee has called the four years of BJP rule as an era of 'National Betrayal'.  During these four years all the sections of the society have been betrayed by the BJP Government.

He was addressing the media persons in connection with call given by the Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi to observe May 26 as "Vishvasghat Divas".  Smt. Sumitra Chauhan, President, Haryana Mahila Congress was also present on this occasion.

Giving facts and figures Dr. Tanwar said that Narender Modi has literally proved to be "Kisan Virodhi"  (anti-farmer).  The cost of input has increased but the return to the farmers for their crops has decreased. He said that as per RBI report the Rural Wage Growth which was 38% in 2014 has come down to 0% in 2018. Dr. Tanwar said that slogan of Doubling Farmers' Income by 2022 is merely a Jumla.  The BJP has promised to give farmers cost + 50% for their agricultural produce but this has proved a white lie. He said that the Fasal Bima Yojna has benefited the insurance companies and not the farmers.  The profit of insurance companies has risen to 14828 crore rupees, whereas the compensation paid to the farmers has been merely 5650 crore.

The youth had been promised by Narender  Modi that they will get 2 crore jobs every year, but only 4.16 lakh jobs were created in 2016-17 and the number of unemployed youth in February 2018 has swelled to 3.10 crore. He said that demonetization has resulted in loss of 15 lakhs jobs. He said that BJP Government has no clear education policy and in the four years of its rule the Cess charged for education has amassed to the tune of 160786.85 crore rupees and there is no clarification where this amount has gone.  There have been frequent incidents of leakage of papers and another mafia named "Exam Mafia" has come into existence in the BJP misrule.

During the elections Narender Modi has shouted hoarse that he will never eat nor he will allow to be eaten, but four years of BJP rule under Narender Modi has resulted in scams like Punjab National Bank and other Public Sector Banks.  This has resulted in shacking of faith of the countrymen in the banking system of India.  A total of 61036 crores rupees of scams have taken place in 12 banks.  He said that the Modi Government has not taken any action against the culprits of Vyapam, PDS and other scams. Narender Modi is keeping a stony silence in the matters of Jai Shah son of Amit Shah, President, Bhartiya Janta Pary and Piyush Goyal, a Union Minister. The people of the country have suffered a lot due to "Modinomics" which have destroyed the country's economy.

The PCC Chief said that all the sections of the society even the house hold ladies are suffering from the pinch of petroleum price rise which have crossed all the reasonable limits. The price of petrol was 76.61 in 2014 when the crude price was $ 107.09 per barrel and now when the crude price is $ 76.43 per barrel, the petrol price has jumped beyond 80 Rs. per litre. The rise in the price of LPG has been more than 50% during these four years.

Dr. Tanwar announced that to educate the people of Haryana about the misrule of BJP at the Centre and in the State, the second phase of "Haryana Bachao-Parivartan Laao" cycle yatra will from Chautala in Sirsa district and May 31, 2018 and it will conclude on June 4, 2018 in Sirsa town.  He said that in connection with the "Save Constitution Campaign" launched by the Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi, a state level sammelan will be organised by the Pradesh Congress at Karnal on May 27, 2018. 

Earlier in the day, the Congress workers led by Dr. Ashok Tanwar and Sumitra Chauhan held a protest demonstration. This was a part of the call given by the Congress President Rahul Gandhi to observe Indian Betrayal Day against the misrule of BJP. The Party workers marched towards the Secretariat carrying the effigy of Narender Modi shouting slogans against the BJP Govt and the Prime Minister.  There were stopped by the police from proceedings to the Secretariat.  The Congress workers at that spot burnt the effigy of Narender Modi.  On this occasion Dr. Sneh Lata Ahalawat, Sr. Vice President, Haryana Pradesh Mahila Congress and Raghav Vij, State Coordinator I.T. Cell got their heads shaved as a symbol of mourning.


GianJyotians Shines in 12th CBSE Results 2018

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Chandigarh 26th May:-  Gian Jyoti Global School, Phase-2, Mohali students shine in 12th CBSE results 2018. Total no. of students appeared in the examination was 104 from Medical, Non-Medical & Commerce. Riya Ahuja (Medical) got 95.2% and stood first in the school followed by; Muskan Naroia (Medical) with 93.5%; Barikhav Sharma (Medical) got 92.4% and placed third. In Non- Medical Himanshi Prashar got 94.3% and stood firts, Mehak Bansal got 94% and stood second, Jatin Bansal got 92% and stood third, Simranjeet Kaur got 91.8%, Gurkamal Singh got 91.8% and Tarandeep Kaur got 91.4% and Dimpy Bharti toped commerce stream with 91%.

Mrs. Ranjeet Bedi, Principal, Gian Jyoti Global School congratulated all the toppers and their proud parents. Mrs. Bedi also said that the result for Medical, Non –Medical and commerce stream is 100%.

Dikshant International School Gets Outstanding Grade 12 Results

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Zirakpur 26th May:-  Grade XII students of  Dikshant  International School, Zirakpur have performed outstandingly well in AISSCE held by CBSE in the academic session 2017-18. Total of 42 students appeared in grade XII and the result is 100%. The school topper is Nikhita Rawal, who topped the Science (PCB) batch with 95.5% marks, PCM topper is Tanveer (90%), while the Commerce topper Manpreet scored 92% and 91%  marks were scored by Shubhdayini.

All subject wise toppers have scored exceedingly well. Akhil Bhardwaj topped in Accountancy with 96%, Business Studies toppers Manpreet and Awani scored 95%,  Mayank got 92% in Economics, while Riddhi Sood scored 95% in History.

The Political Science topper is Shubhdayini with 96% marks. In Science stream Nikhita scored highest in Chemistry (95%) and Biology (98%), while Ayush and Rijul topped Physics and Mathematics with 91% and 95% respectively. Manpreet scored 95% in Physical Education. Two students,  Sandhya and Nikhita scored perfect 100 in Painting.

12th Class Result: Chitkara International School Outshines in Board Exams with 100% Result

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Chandigarh 26th May:-  The students of Class 12th of Chitkara International School have showcased a tremendous execution of hard work with 100% result in the CBSE Board Exams, 2018. A total number of 63 students appeared for the examinations set by the CBSE Board with students, Vivek Kundu (Topper) securing 97.4% marks in Humanities, Anmol Rattan kamboj securing 90.6% marks in Commerce & Aashish Raizada securing 86% marks in Non-Medical.

Dr. Niyati Chitkara, Principal, Chitkara International School, said that the remarkable result is the collective hard work, consistency and sincerity of the teachers and students.

Vivek Kundu, an extremely humble and an all rounder with a flare of public speaking skill, brought laurels to the school by scoring an outstanding percentage of 97.4% in Humanities with 100/100 marks in Political Science & Economics.

Anmol Rattan Kamoj, an ace tennis player and a focused boy scored 90.6% in Commerce. With his dedication, hard work and commitment towards his goal, he proved himself by excelling in his desired stream.

Aashish Raizada, Rock-Band member, an Orator and very focused towards his studies made the school proud by scoring 86% in Non-Medical. He has set an example that with complete focus, regular studies, guidance from the teachers and no tuitions or coaching can make you score better in a technical stream as well. He proudly stands amongst all the students of any competitive field.

Following the league of top scorers, Kashish Sharma the fencing extraordinaire of the school resolved to burn the midnight oil by balancing both studies and sports with earnestness and coming up with above 90 % marks. This is not the first time that Kashish Sharma has made the school proud; she had also been awarded the National Award by our honorable President Dr. Pranab Mukherjee in November 2015 for her exemplary benefaction in fencing. She is also the Brand Ambassador of Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR).

The teachers of the school acknowledged every student for their commendable endeavours, and intense conviction to ensure 100 % results for the school.

Each and every student is declared successful in their attempt to perform phenomenally well in class 12 Board Results at Chitkara International School.

Chandigarh Housing Board Allows Need Based Changes in Dwelling Units

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Chandigarh 26th May:-  Chandigarh Housing Board had allowed Need Based Changes in Dwelling Units constructed by CHB, through various CHB orders issued in piecemeal. The CHB vide circular No.342 dated 26.12.2017 had also allowed interim relief for building violations subject to payment  of annual penal charges of Rs.100/- per Sq.ft which were subsequently reduced to Rs.25/- to 45/- per Sq. Ft. for different categories of DUs where such charges were deposited upto 15.04.2018. 

Subsequently, many representations were received in CHB from various RWAs to reduce penal charges and to make it one time measure rather than imposing annual fee and for allowing additional Need Based Changes. The matter was considered by the CHB in its 410th meeting held on 17.04.2018 and Board decided to constitute a committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary, CHB (with a representative of CHB allottees) to study and recommend the allowable Need based changes in a comprehensive manner. The scope of the committee is to study need based changes in a broader aspect to cover all type of violations so as to give maximum relief  to the allottees.

The committee has already started working in this direction and is likely to submit its report shortly. Based upon the recommendations of the committee a comprehensive policy shall be formulated on Need Based Changes by allowing one time relief in respect of the violations done by the CHB allottees. It has also been decided that no fresh notices for the old violations will be issued and status quo will be maintained till a final decision is taken in this regard. Further, it was decided to withdraw the previous circulars issued in piecemeal in respect of Need Based Changes so as to frame a comprehensive policy for allowing need based changes keeping in view the demands of the allottees. It is further clarified that withdrawal of these circulars/notifications is not from retrospective effect and under the forthcoming comprehensive policy; allottees will further get additional benefits.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Connect Net Champs Edition 2: Intra-School Competition Staged

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Panchkula 25th May:-Edition 2 of Connect Net Champs - a program that addresses Internet Security among school students – kicked off its 5th session on Cyber Security at St Teresa Convent School Panchkula today. The session included a thrilling Quiz contest for students. Two candidates were shortlisted for the next round.

In an interactive session with the expert, children at St Teresa Convent School Panchkula learnt various nuances of the internet world. Topics of discussion included the potential risks related to internet and how to avoid these, exposure to inappropriate material, harassment and bullying, physical molestation, legal and financial, viruses and hackers. Additionally, important guidelines were imparted on how children can avoid online risks, rules for online safety, and how to be a smart internet user.

Talking about the Program and its takeaways, Arvind Bali, CEO, Connect Broadband & Videocon Wallcam, said that Net Champs is a program that will make children well aware of the Internet and Technology. We feel Cyber security is a shared responsibility that every individual should embrace in their communities to keep the Nation and future generation secure. Campaign 'Net Champs' is designed to educate and empower the students, parents and teachers to take steps to protect themselves and their families online. This year we look forward to covering 200+ schools.


Popular Gaming Arena will Now Woo Customers in Amritsar

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Amritsar 25th May:- Punjab's heritage city – Amritsar just got a fresh stylish update. All the gaming enthusiasts in the city can revel as Smaaash Zone, India's leading entertainment and gaming zone is launching its brand new centre here, Smaaash Mall of Amritsar is our 32nd Smaaash center in 16th city, we are also open in USA, Minnesota& opening 2 centers in Middle East countries. Smaaash Zone family entertainment centre is now open on the Second floor of the Mall of Amritsar. Come along with your friends and family to experience the excitement at Smaaash Zone like never before.

Smaaash Zone offers bowling lanes, cricket, simulation games, arcades and most advanced technology VR games. The residents of Amritsar will love the all new pulsating games at Smaaash Zone. To add to the fun and frolic visitors will experience a unique adrenaline rush with a variety of highly advanced virtual reality games like Cricket, Bowling, Bull Ride, Camel Race, Finger Coaster, Jurassic Park, Walk the Plank and much more along with the arcade games.

The new outlet in Amritsar has Twilight Bowling - the very romantic and exhilarating UV lit bowling lanes, which will get many a heart racing. At Smaaash Cricket bowlers will look you in the eye. You got to have that shaken not stirred attitude to face off. The fielders will sledge; the crowd will be on your side. Let your bat do the talking at the 360 degree cricket simulator, where real world class bowlers will test your mettle with their genuine actions. At the Super keeper Football game, Experience the drama, excitement and emotions of a real penalty shootout, as you go one-on-one against our supersonic goalkeeper. At Super Keeper, it takes a lot more than mere skills to strike the ball to the back of the net. If you wish to score, we suggest you wear your lucky football shoes. Our Goalie hates losing,

PNB Metlife Junior Badminton Championships Season 4 Starts at Chandigarh

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Chandigarh 25th May:- PNB MetLife India, one of India's leading life insurance company, kick-started the fourth season of the biggest National open-platform for Badminton at grassroots level today at Sector 43, sports Complex, Chandigarh. The first day of the three-day tournament in the city saw more than 650 young future prodigies engaging in on-court battles. The fourth season of the tournament promises more thrilling and high voltage badminton action.

The tournament was inaugurated by senior State Badminton Champion, Varun Sharma, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of Honour for the opening ceremony.

The first leg in Chandigarh received overwhelming response with more than 650 entries. JBC 4 will cover the length and breadth of the country with tournaments in 10 cities - Chandigarh, Bangalore, Kochi, Lucknow, Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati and New Delhi. The matches will be played in four age categories – Under-9, 11, 13 and 15 for boys and girls. Top two kids from each category from every city tournament will proceed to the National Finale in New Delhi and get a chance to claim the National title.

The platform is being sponsored by PNB MetLife, with CRY Foundation as the CSR partner. The aim of this initiative is to revive the spirit of the sport by nurturing the right talent at an amateur level, thereby fostering their growth and ability to perform on a global scale.

Nipun Kaushal, Chief Marketing Officer, PNB MetLife said that we are happy to kick-off the new season of PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship 4, from Chandigarh.  We have used an integrated communication approach to promote this Olympic sport so that more children can benefit from playing it. We expect to have a total participation across the cities from 8000 children. We look forward to more children participating and providing them this platform. The passion and commitment that we saw today is a testament that tomorrow as national players they will cross new boundaries in the sport of Badminton.

Varun Sharma said that he is glad that badminton has evolved from being a recreational sport to that of a professional one. The recent success in Commonwealth Games stands testimony to this belief. In a country like India with its diverse demography, there is no dearth of talent. The gap lies in providing this talent with requisite backing with equal opportunities. Platforms such as PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship serve as an important step in creating a diverse sports culture in the country.

After Chandigarh, JBC 4 is set to get under way in Bangalore, Kochi, Lucknow and Pune. The feat would shift back to Delhi-NCR for the National Finale in August 2018.


Winners of fbb Colors Femina Miss India West 2018 Announced

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Pune 25th May:-   fbb Colors Femina Miss India West 2018 pageant wrapped up with infinite oomph and glamour at Hyatt Regency, Pune, which played the perfect hospitality partner for the same. India's most prestigious and credible beauty pageant gives the winners of the 4 states of the West Zone –Miss India Rajasthan, Miss India Gujarat, Miss India Goa and Miss India Maharashtra,a lifetime opportunity to get a direct entry to the Grand Finale of fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018 which is going to be held in Mumbai on 20th June.

Each of the four zones will be led by a celebrity mentor who has been given the responsibility of judging and selecting the best talent from their respective zones while guiding and sharing their experience. To take charge of the proceeding for the West Zone, we have none other than famous Indian actress Pooja Hegde.

The Judges for the evening were PoojaHegde -An Indian model and actress, Sonaakshi Raaj-very popular Bollywood celebrity, Nushrat Bharucha- An Indian film actress, Shreyas Talpade: renewed Marathi and Bollywood actor/Director. Sai Tamhankar- An Indian actress Marathi and Hindi films

Enjoyable and enthralling performance by Salman Yusuf Khan and Kings United Indialeft the audience spell bound with Meiyang Chang who hosted the evening.

The girls had to go through 2 rigorous rounds which included fbb Round–The round saw girls dressed in fbb Ethnic wear presents a contemporary collection of classic monotones, ranging from statement stripes and checks to intricate geometrical prints highlighted with accents of bold and bright colors through vivacious prints and playful silhouettes. Sonaakshi Raaj's Summer Spell Collection round –Inspired by nature and the beauty of its simplicity, Sonaakshi Raaj presents her high summer edit, fashioning her signature styles with a chic twist for the modern day bride. Titled A Summer Spell, this bold yet classic collection celebrates women and stands for all things raw, real and beautiful. It makes us revisit our bond with nature and teaches us the importance of loving ourselves with all our flaws. Immersed in rich, soft textures of organza, tulles and sheer; the collection is all about the little details that feature in the form of intricate embroidery, free flowing summer silhouettes and dreamy pastel hues. While the embroidery features a blend of delicate bead work with romantic tassels and dainty fringes, the color palette sparks a change with rose quartz, caramel and lavender tones. A Summer Spell is an elegant compilation of summer occasion wear, right out of a daydream. Here, every ensemble lends an effortless vibe to an endless summer of style.


विद्यार्थियों ने लगाई मीठे पानी की छबील

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Chandigarh 25th May:-   महर्षि दयानंद पब्लिक स्कूल दरिया चंडीगढ़ के विद्यार्थियों ने मुख्य बाजार में मीठे पानी की छबील लगाई। स्कूल के प्रिंसिपल डॉ. विनोद कुमार ने बताया कि तपती गर्मी में राहगीरों को राहत देने के उद्देश्य से से अध्यापकों और विद्यार्थियों ने संयुक्त रूप से मीठे पानी का प्रबंध किया। उन्होंने पैदल और वाहनों पर जा चल रहे लोगों को रोककर मीठा पानी भेंट किया। त्याग की भावना लिए विद्यार्थियों  ने लोगों को पानी पिलाकर खुशी महसूस की। स्टूडेंट्स ने बताया कि ऐसे कार्यक्रमों में भाग लेकर उन्हें प्रसन्नता मिलती है।

BankBazaar Brings Simplified Digital Finance to 1300 Cities Across India

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Chandigarh 25th May:-  BankBazaar.com, India's leading financial marketplace, attributes a six fold increase in traffic coming from Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities of India over the last two years as a key driver for its growth. According to the company, the rise in the number of people accessing the internet over mobile phones has facilitated this in a big way. Currently, mobile phones account for as much as 70% of the total traffic to the site, up from 50% in 2016.

The biggest rise in the number of people accessing personal finance digitally happened in the final quarter of 2016-17. The traffic from Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities saw an 86% increase on a quarter-on-quarter basis post demonetization. Moreover, the contribution from these markets comprising more than 1300 cities has increased to 43% in 2018 from 26% in 2016. These cities include Agra, Vishakhapatnam, Dibrugarh, Siliguri, Bathinda, Aurangabad, Dhanbad among others.

Pointing out the increasingly pan-India growth, Adhil Shetty, Co-founder and CEO, BankBazaar, said that we are happy that we are setting a positive example in the story of India's digital journey. The increase in the traffic from the tier-2, tier-3 cities shows the extent of influence digitization is making with more and more people getting access to financial services on their finger-tips. The fact that customers are adopting the new-age banking methods gives immense scope for players like us to provide services that are quick, efficient, and innovative.

The main growth driver for BankBazaar has been the paperless process which reduces the time required for the approval of unsecured credit products as little as one business day. The coupon programmes that made applying for financial processes as exciting as shopping were an additional attraction for customers across demographics.

The rise in the contribution of the tier-2 and tier-3 cities made significant impact on the overall traffic as well. Traffic has grown by 350% from 2016 to 2018, and in the final quarter of 2016-17 alone, the overall traffic shot up by 52%. This percentage increase in the traffic makes our overarching aim of reaching 400 million visits by FY19 a near future scenario.

BankBazaar hosts the widest range of financial products from over 85 of the biggest public and private sector banks, NBFCs, and insurance companies in India. It closed the last quarter (December-February) with 90M visitors. The company raised USD 110M through funding from investors such as Amazon.com, Experian, Fidelity Growth Partners, Mousse Partners, Sequoia Capital and Walden International.


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Samsung Launches Exciting New Galaxy J&A Smartphones With Infinity Display And Chat Over Video

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Chandigarh 23rd May:-Samsung, India's number 1 and most trusted smartphone brand, today launched four new smartphones with Infinity display. The mobile industry will witness a paradigm shift in the design of smartphones with the introduction of Samsung's signature Infinity Design philosophy on the galaxy A & J Series.

The Infinity Design on the Galaxy J6, J8, A6 and A6+ gives users nearly 15% more display area without increasing the overall size of the device. This can be attributed to extremely thin bezels and by swapping the physical home button with software powered in-display home button. The finger print sensor also moves to the back of the device for added convenience. These changes in the display hardware deliver a 18.5:9 aspect ratio that provides an end to end viewing experience and more browsing space. All four devices come with Samsung's Super AMOLED display technology that produces deeper contrasts and delivers the most vivid viewing experience. Samsung's Infinity display experience is further strengthened by a new 'Chat over Video' feature that facilitates an uninterrupted and uncompromised viewing experience while chatting.

The new smartphones have been designed to impress. Galaxy A series smartphones come with metal unibody and sleek design. The A6+ has a 6" FHD+ display, while Galaxy A6 sports a 5.6" HD+ display. Galaxy J series smartphones come with a premium polycarbonate unibody. The J8 has a 6" HD+ display, while J6 come with 5.6" HD+ display. All four smartphones have sleek curves and an ergonomic design with elegant style and comfortable grip.

Mohandeep Singh, Senior Vice President, Samsung India said that Galaxy J6, J8, A6 and A6+ are built for today's millennial. These smart phones will set the standard for an unparalleled viewing experience with Samsung's signature super AMOLED Infinity Display. These phones also get dual rear cameras that let users capture professional grade bokeh images and express themselves in a unique manner. Our latest 'Make for India' innovation Chat-over-Video allows uninterrupted viewing experience just the way millennial want it. We are also introducing a new youthful and vibrant blue color that shows that we listen to our young consumers who constantly seek stylish designs,

Galaxy J6, J8, A6 and A6+ debut Samsung's brand new 'Make for India' innovation that complements millennial requirements of uninterrupted video binging. Chat-over-Video allows consumers to chat through a transparent chat window and keyboard, while a video is still running. This new innovation eradicates the consumer pain point of chat interruptions while viewing content on their mobile devices. The other Make for India innovation, Samsung Mall app, brings a revolutionary new service for millennial. It uses Artificial Intelligence to let users shop by clicking a picture of the desired product and automatically getting results for the item across popular e-commerce platforms.

Galaxy J6, J8, A6 and A6+ sport best in class cameras that allow consumers to take beautiful shots or selfies anytime, anywhere. Galaxy A6+ and J8 come with dual rear cameras. The primary rear camera has 16MP and F1.7 aperture, while the secondary rear camera has 5MP and F1.9 aperture. With Live Focus, a flagship feature, you can take stunning portraits with background blur. The Dual camera also helps you adjust the background blur while taking a picture or even after taking the shot, leading to portraits that make you stand out. Galaxy A6 has a 16MP rear camera with F1.7 aperture while J6 sports a 13MP rear shooter with F1.9 aperture. The new smartphones are equipped with best in class low-aperture lenses, allowing consumers to capture sharp, clear photos in low light conditions, without sacrificing image quality no matter what time of day.