Friday, 24 November 2017

Tenali Rama Reaches Benchmark of 100 Episodes

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Chandigarh 24th November:- Its celebration times on the set of Sony SAB much popular show Tenali Rama. The folklore series which has touched the hearts of its viewers have achieved yet another benchmark. The show completes its 100thepisode. The occasion was celebrated with a cake cutting with the entire cast on the set.  

The cast which includes Krishna Bhardwaj, Manav Gohil, Pankaj Berry, Nimisha Vakhariya and Priyamvada Kant were all in a jovial mood. The character of Tenali Rama has become one of the favorites among the viewers in no time. With his wit and intelligence Rama has not only managed to win his King Krishnadevraya recognition but has also made a place in SAB viewers' hearts. The show has consistently been receiving overwhelming response for its stories, apt cast and their acting skills. All we can say is 'Sabse Sayana…T… T… T…Tenali Rama'! Here are too many more milestones for the show.

Krishna Bharadwaj who plays the character of Tenali Rama said that it's a good achievement for the show but still we have many more milestones to reach. It is a wonderful experience as Tenali Rama and he hope the audience will always continue showering their love.

Manav Gohil who plays the character of King Krishna Dev Raya said that he still remember the first day of his shoot, where he thought portraying the character of the king will be very difficult. But now the journey is really fun as well as challenging, and he is enjoying being a part of the show. He wishes the show achieves many such milestones.

Usha Strengthens its Heating Appliances Range

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Chandigarh 24th November:- Usha International, leading consumer durables company, strengthens its range of water heaters and room heaters to meet the demand of evolving consumers.

 In addition to the existing range of water heaters, the company has introduced two new water heaters, 'Usha Instano' and 'Usha Quado'.

The Usha Instano instant water heaters are compact, sleek and extremely energy efficient. This latest offering has a leak proof single body tank, high-grade ABS material on outer body and a brass fusible plug for added protection. Usha Instano water heaters come in 2 colours, Macaroon Beige and Moonlight White.

Usha Quado water heaters are equipped with vitreous enamel MS tank with 0.5 mm coating best suited for areas with hard water or poor water quality. The range is loaded with six safety features and whirl-flow technology for faster heating.  Usha Quado water heaters are certified with a 5-star BEE rating for lower energy consumption.

Usha Instano water heater range comes  with a 2 years warranty on product and 10 years on tank and is priced from INR 3490/- onwards. Usha Quado range comes with 3 years warranty on the heating element and 7 years warranty on the tank  and is priced from INR 8090/- onwards

The wide range of energy efficient Usha room heaters are available in six technologies including fan heaters,  quartz heaters, halogen heaters, carbon heaters, ceramic heaters and oil filled radiators. Usha fan heaters come with super-silent swing function for even and efficient heating across the room. Usha ceramic heaters are powered with PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) technology for maximum energy efficiency and have a timer and remote for digital temperature control.

Usha carbon heaters use a carbon fibre heating element that emits long, medium and short rays of infrared heat which are beneficial for health.  Usha oil filled radiators are equipped with up to 13 fins thus providing faster heating and maintaining optimum humidity levels in a room.

Usha room heaters are priced from Rs. 2349/- onwards.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Block Development & Panchayat Officers Directed to Prepare List of Locations for Mining at Panchayati Lands: Anuraag Verma

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Chandigarh 23rd November:- The Secretary Rural Development& Panchayat Department, Punjab Anuraag Verma has directed all District & Block Development & Panchayat Officers to prepare a list of Mining and Panchayati Lands in villages and also directed to prepare this list by 30 November 2017 positively.

During this speaking especially on the issue at Vikas Bhawan Mohali, Anuraag  Verma said that this will prevent illegal mining in the villages and on the other hands it will also add on the income of panchayats. He said that time to time various complaints are being received in the department regarding illegal mining in village's panchayat lands. In this regard, a DO letter from Director of mining, Department of Industry & Commerce Punjab has also been received. As such, directions to identify the mining panchayati lands in each village have been issued.

Anuraag verma also directed the concerned District& Block Development & Panchayat Officers to include the locations of Panchayati lands observing illegal mining in the said list. He said that if any complaint regarding illegal mining on panchayati land other than mentioned in the said list, is received after 30 November than the concerned District & Block Development & Panchayat Officer will be held responsible. He further said that these officials will obtain proper approval for legal mining at these locations in the village, after coordination with Deputy Commissioner of the district and SDMs.

He further said that for any kind of clarification, Sasminder Singh (State Geologist) at phone number 98761-85014 and Deputy Director (LD) could be contacted.

PGI is organising ‘Endo Update 2017’ on November 24 & 25

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Chandigarh 23rd November:- An academic extravaganza entitled 'Endo Update 2017'is being organized at PGIMER, Chandigarh by the Department of Endocrinology. Theme of the event is 'Gonads'. Highlights of the two day long meet(24-25th Nov.2017) includes polycystic ovarian syndrome characterized by weight gain, increased hair growth, menstrual disturbance; Turner's  syndrome which is genetic cause of short stature and gonadal failure with systemic associations; early development of secondary sex characters <8 years i.e. precocious puberty versus no development till  >14 years i.e. delayed puberty ;disorders of sexual differentiation, in which it is difficult to differentiate male and female body morphology.

Eminent national and international faculty will brainstorm over these topics laying emphasis on the fact that these disorders if recognized and referred   early to endocrinologists can be treated favorably. More than 250 delegates are expected to attend the event.

Body Donates to PGI: PGI Feels Proud

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Chandigarh 23rd November:- The Department of Anatomy, PGI, Chandigarh feels proud to received the body of  78 years, Vikram Singh   of Panchkula   as a donation on dated November 23, 2017.  The department is grateful to the family and admires them for this noble gesture. 

Videocon Wallcam Launches its Exclusive Dealership in Amritsar

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Amritsar 23rd November:- Videocon Wallcam , the brand engaged in providing End-to-End Security & Surveillance solutions inaugurated its exclusive dealership here today.  'United Internet Services' has been chosen as the distributor point equipped with affordable and easily accessible CCTV solutions.  This dealership will strengthen and enhance Vidoecon Wallcam's sales and service network in Amritsar. 

Videocon Wallcam also launched a unique Trade engagement program "Sajhedhari Vishwas Bhari", for Retail engagement and promotion.  Under the scheme, the Retailers of the brand will be awarded with consumer durables which includes 32" &  40" LED, Washing machines, Microwave Ovens etc & some Retailers will also get these items as advance gifts.

This newly launched distributor point will offer a range of products & solutions including AHD & IP cameras; DVRs & NVRs, Video Door phones, Cube cameras, Wifi/Wireless Kit, Car-Cams & dventure cams. Equipped with high-end specs & latest features, the Videocon WallCam product range are priced at upto 15% lower than the nearest competition prices making Video Surveillance affordable for end users.

Videocon Wallcam has a strong Distribution channel in place and is adding more partners in the upper north region ie Punjab, Haryana, J&K and HP. The brand is also engaging with system integrators for providing end to end solutions to the users. Videocon is also engaged in large Enterprise, Corporate and Govt projects. 

In line with Government's vision of Make in India to transform India into a manufacturing hub, Videocon Wallcam is manufacturing all security & surveillance products in India, equipped with high-end specs & latest features in the market. The products are available at an affordable price in the market which will make Video Surveillance more affordable for the end user. 

Speaking at the inauguration,  Arvind Bali, CEO, Connect Broadband and Videocon Wallcam, said that Punjab is a very important market for us, and hub for upper north states including Haryana, J&K and HP, that's the reason we have started this distributorship here. Our unique trade engagement program 'Sajhedari Vishwas Bhari' has been the 1st step towards our trade engagement and I'm delighted to share that the program has been widely accepted by our channel partners and we have been able to almost triple our retail base. A growing young company like us needs to do things differently to make a mark in this competitive market, and with this trade program we have just been able to achieve that. 

Arvind Bali said further that affordability, quality, innovation and after sales service are the mantras for our brand. Our products will be best when it comes to quality, specifications and features, and yet priced at 15% lower than other brands. We are focusing to make Security and surveillance a way of life for everybody, particularly the household segment. Our all products are made in India under Govt's Make in India initiative.

In a recent development, Connect Broadband and Videocon Wallcam  have partnered with nexGTv, India's favorite entertainment destination to offer world-class, entertainment experience on multiple screens including mobiles, tablets and/or laptops/PCs. With numerous awards under its belt, nexGTv offers an entertainment bouquet with a wide choice of programs across genres and languages offering 170+ Live TV channels, 1000+ blockbuster movies, and 8000+ hours of choicest Videos on Demand.  

Emami Launches Ammonia Free Diamond Shine Luxury Crème Hair Colour

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Chandigarh 23rd November:- Following a successful test launch in West Bengal, Emami Limited launches its all new Emami Diamond Shine Luxury Crème Hair Colour in the national market.  Glamorous Bollywood Diva, Shilpa Shetty has been roped in to endorse the brand.

Hair Colour is primarily used by consumers for grey coverage or a style makeover. Consumers are thus always on the lookout for hair colours which last longer and reduce the need for frequent 'touch up' applications.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Priti Sureka, Director, Emami Limited said that Crème Hair Colour is a sunshine category in the FMCG space. Women today are looking beyond grey hair coverage they don't just want to look young, but also feel young and confident. They want to make a statement, want to stand up and be noticed. Unfortunately, most available hair colours don't last beyond a couple of weeks, forcing frequent applications. Users feel hassled and it pinches their pockets. To plug this need gap, we have launched Emami Diamond Shine, a technologically superior product created by renowned international and Indian hair colour experts with 11 ayurvedic herbs and diamond serum. It gives colour that lasts 2X longer, superior shade delivery, softness & shine, and comes at a price similar to what users pay for their regular hair colour."

Emami Diamond Shine Luxury Crème Hair Colour is ammonia-free, offers 100% grey coverage. Aloe vera conditioners keep hair soft and protect it from damage.

Emami Diamond Shine Luxury Crème Hair Colour will be launched in Northern, Western and Eastern regions of India. It will be available in 5 shades – 1.0 Natural Black, 3.0 Dark Brown, 3.66 Cherry Red, 4.0 Natural Brown & 4.16 Burgundy, in a sachet pack priced at Rs. 30/-. Each sachet contains 20g colorant and 20ml developer.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Saruchi Diwan organises Imperials Models Miss and Mrs. Tricity-2017

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Chandigarh 22nd November:- Imperials Models Miss and Mrs. Tricity-2017, organised by Saruchi Diwan was an event to remember for its glamour and fashion finness.  Yashika grabbed coveted title of Miss Tricity. Satyajeet won award for Mr Tricity and Shalu Gupta won award for Mrs Tricity. 

Organiser of the show Saruchi Diwan said that she is happy with the overwhelming response the event received as we provided a unique platform to aspiring male and female models to showcase their talent and skills to make it big in glamour world. 

Event had association with Model and actor Navjeet Singh, Lt Gen L. S Singh, AVSM, VSM was the chief guest for the event and famous Tarot Reading Expert and Switch Word Veteran Nimrata Chadha was the Guest of Honour Nimrata wished good luck to all aspiring contestants. She seemed upbeat to take part in the show and stated. 

All these contestants have worked hard on themselves to reach at this platform and today's pageant is a unique en-devour that will help in realization of their dreams. Contestants came with great aspirations and desires and this event has worked towards lending wings to their dreams and aspirations further. Nimrata Chadha concluded that she is thankful to the organizer for having her as guest of honor to the event.  


Chandigarh Literary Society to Confer Lifetime Achievement Award on Ruskin Bond

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Chandigarh 22nd November:- The 5th edition of the Chandigarh Lit Fest, Literati, organized by Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) shall be held at the Chandigarh Lake Club on 25-26 November 2017.

Addressing the media CLS Chairperson and Festival Director Dr Sumita Misra informed that the trilingual lit fest shall have many prominent authors participating including world-renowned Padma Bhushan awardee Ruskin Bond, who will be delivering the keynote at the inaugural.

CLS is conferring the Lifetime Achievement Award on Ruskin Bond for his unparalleled contribution to the Indian literature, she said.

Canada's Consul General Dr Christopher Gibbins informed that Canada is the partner country this year again after the last year's success and two celebrated authors Lee Maracle and Columpa C. Bobb would be participating in the second day session on "Roots and Wings" which he would be moderating.

Celebrated Hindi writer and Vice Chair of CLS Madhav Kaushik said that Literati's major focus is to promote good literature in the region and nothing else, and this lit fest has gone from local to global with the participation of international authors.

In the two days back-to-back sessions will see authors sharing their insight on varied genres of writing vis-à-vis its social impact. The Team Literati also released the poster and the Sessions Schedule on the occasion.

The inaugural shall be followed by an hour-long session of Ruskin Bond in conversation with Dr Sumita Misra, while the post lunch sessions would span poetry, prose, stories, and history.

For those who enjoy history, "Lost and Found: History & Culture" shall get to interact with author of "Invisible City: The Hidden Monuments", Dr Rakhshanda Jalil along with famous author of "Mr and Mrs Jinnah" Sheela Reddy.

Archana Saini, Saurabh Sharma, Vineet Bajpai, Vandana Shukla, Neel Kamal Puri are some of the authors featured on the first day.

Waseem Barelvi, Kunwar Bechain and other eminent poets would be presenting their latest creations at the trilingual mushaira on the first day evening.

The second day shall open with famous Panjabi writers Atamjeet Singh, Jasbeer Mand and Manmohan Singh, with Ravee Pandher moderating the session.

Neel Kamal Puri shall be moderating the session on 'The Political and The Personal' with celebrated author and biographers Khushwant Singh and Shantanu Gupta author of "The Monk Who Became Chief Minister"

The Mumbai-based celebrity nutritionist and winner of the prestigious 'Nutrition award' from Asian Institute of Gastroenterology and exercise science expert, Rujuta Diwekar  would reveal her insight into uncomplicating the process of eating.

On this occasion Ram Varma's political memoir, "My Encounters with the Three Lal's of Haryana"  shall be released, and in a special session on stories of officialdom, fiction writer and former bureaucrat Vivek Atray shall moderate the session with Ram Varma and bureaucrat and author of "Memoirs of an Unrepentant Civil Servant" Robin Gupta on the panel.

The winners of this year's CLS short story writing competition shall also be awarded prizes at the concluding function on Sunday.

Literati are supported by the Chandigarh Administration and the Department of Cultural Affairs Government of Haryana.

Mercedes-Benz Sharpens Focus on Emerging Tier II and III Markets: Kicksoff Unique ‘Brand Tour’ Across India

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Pune 22nd November:- Strengthening its outreach to the emerging Tier II and Tier III cities, India's largest luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz India, announced the launch of its unique customer centric programme–'Mercedes-Benz Brand Tour'. Brand Tour focuses on reaching out to newer audiences in potential markets where Mercedes Benz doesn't have a direct presence through an outlet. The initiative will enthral the participants by offering a comprehensive brand experience and showcasing its complete product portfolio, test drives & off-roading, Mercedes-Benz Certified and flexible financial services to name few. A uniquely curated brand experience, Brand Tour acts as a brick and mortar showroom for potential customers, enabling them to witness the world renowned Three Pointed Star experience. Brand Tour commenced in early October from Jalgaon, Agra, Salem and will travel to 9 more cities namely, Patiala, Kottayam, Shillong, Bhopal, Ahmednagar, Shivmoga, Rajmundry, Jodhpur and Kolhapur before the end of 2017.

Speaking on the occasion, Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said that customers are at the focal point of every Mercedes Benz business strategy and it's imperative that we evolve our customer centric approach in our endeavour to reach out to a wider customer base. Mercedes-Benz Brand Tour is one such concept that is crafted to extend our growing footprint to the largely untapped Tier II & III emerging markets and provide the customers in these markets, who do not have easy access to a Mercedes-Benz showroom in their vicinity, a unique platform to experience a luxury marquee like Mercedes-Benz.

Roland Folger added further that Brand Tour is a curated plan that aims to unlock the market potential within smaller but faster growing towns and cities of India. From our diverse market experience, we are confident; this will help us reach to newer customers making the Three Pointed Star even more accessible to those who are creating the next growth story for India in these markets.

Brand Tour is a customer centric approach based on Mercedes-Benz's 'Go to Customer' strategy which is aimed at getting closer to customers by giving them an exclusive Mercedes-Benz brand experience. This initiative will enhance awareness, brand recall and will connect with consumers on an interpersonal level. The locations of Brand Tour is selected strategically based on demand and growing fondness for luxury consumption in the upcoming cities of India. Brand Tour will have all elements of a regular showroom such as branding and audio-visuals, which will intrigue consumer interest at the venue.

The customers will be able to enjoy the thrill of offroading and experience the key features and capabilities of Mercedes-Benz SUVs. They will also experience the pre-safe feature of Mercedes-Benz sedans – C Class and E-Class. Customers can engross themselves through special Information on Mercedes-Benz schemes, availability of official merchandise etc. will be available at the venue. Potential buyers can also test-drive their favourite cars and make bookings on the spot. Mercedes-Benz India is known for engaging with its customers at various stages and through various retail programmes at a company or dealership level. Initiatives such as Luxe Drive, Brand Tour help the company to venture into newer markets and retain its loyal customers. The company believes that these innovations will help them compete in a market where traditional luxury norms are evolving by the day.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Interactive Session of Electoral Literacy Club Held at PU

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Chandigarh 20th November:- The First Interactive Session of the Electoral Literacy Club (ELC) of Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh was held here today with S.D.M. (C)- cum-AERO-Virat, S.D.M. (S) Saurabh Mishra (Joint CEO) and other Officials from U.T. Chandigarh, and students and faculty members participated in the discussion relating to Electoral Literacy Awareness.

Virat briefed the members of the Club regarding the various initiatives taken by the Election Commission of India to mainstream the Electoral Literacy in India in general and young voters in particular.  He discussed at length the functions, objectives and nomenclature of the Electoral Literacy Clubs to be opened at different levels in India.  He also briefed the students about the special electoral revision drive being carried out by the Election Commission of India from 15th -30th, November 2017 and persuaded the students to get themselves registered and also motivate others to register through various means.  He also made the students aware about the online procedure to register as voters.  A detailed presentation was given by the officials from the U.T. Chandigarh.

Dr. Navjot, Chairperson, Department of Political Science, informed that such interactions will increase awareness about electoral reforms and ELC will organize such programme on regular basis.

Vodafone India Launches Vodafone Chhota Champion

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Chandigarh 20th November:- Vodafone India, today launched Vodafone Chhota Champion, an integrated voice and data pack at never before prices. For a pocket friendly price point of Rs. 38*, Vodafone Chhota Champion offers prepaid customers 100 Local and STD Calling minutes with 100 MB 3G/4G data for a period of 28 days.

Speaking about the Vodafone Chhota Champion, Avneesh Khosla, Associate Director– Consumer Business, Vodafone India said that Vodafone continues to innovate and provide greater value for its customers. Vodafone Chhota Champion pack is another step in this direction. It is a first-of-its-kind integrated offering that allows you to stay connected for an entire month at an economical price. As an additional benefit for customers, we have also built in 100 MB of data that, we hope, will get them started on their internet journey. Now, stay confidently connected and enjoys Vodafone SuperNetTM4G experience on our best network ever.

Vodafone Customers in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, Bihar & Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh & Telangana can avail 100 Local + STD Calling minutes, 200 MB 2G data, for 28 days, at Rs 38.

Vodafone Chhota Champion pack is available across all retail outlets, USSD, website and MyVodafone app.