Tuesday 29 April 2014

NRI Brings New Initiative To Help Punjabi Youth Develop Entrepreneurship

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Chandigarh 29th April:-- Gurpreet Singh Kang has travelled all the way to Punjab from France where his company K3 Group has its headquarters, to exercise his franchise. He does so at every election. Gurpreet Singh Kang, is an NRI, Serial Entrepreneur & CEO of K3 Group, which is an IT company in the business of developing Path breaking & Unique software, Apps etc. Its latest work is the software which has been in use in the recent political campaigns of political bigwigs like Narendra Modi & Arvind Kejriwal.

Gurpreet Singh Kang stated, his Company K3 Group has multiple sections. One part is 'Android' & 'I phone Apps & games' and we are now developing a company in association with Sura Microsytems of Jalandhar and will invest in IT sector in a big way. In this regard Gurpreet Kang announced the setting up of the joint venture of K 3 with Sura Microsystems, under which the mandate will be to help Punjabi youth in giving shape to their unique business ideas by hand holding them in all manners required.

Gurpreet Singh Kang, said that the company will be on the look-out for fresh new business ideas from 10 young prospective Punjabi entrepreneurs. Once these are selected through an intensive process, we will provide financial help and other related support to get the businesses going. Gurpreet Singh Kang gave a subtle message to concerned authorities when he said, "The Indian education System needs to be more dynamic so as to create more entrepreneurs. India has a great talent but the motivation to go the whole nine yards is not there. Government should help the businesses more."It is noteworthy that K 3 group in just one year of its establishment in France now has offices in London as well as USA. Some of his interesting Entrepreneurial Initiatives taken by the young company are: CoVoyagers.com which offers Social Networking for Travelers. YourIndianValet.com - A company to help NRIs all over the world as with its help NRIs do not need to travel to India for doing work here.


Asia Pacific Best Case Award for PGI Cardiologist

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Chandigarh 29th April:-- Dr Shiv Bagga, Assistant Professor Department of Cardiology at the Advance Cardiac Center, PGI won the Best Case Award in the complex case presentation held at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Asia Pacific (TCTAP) conference in Seoul, South Korea. TCTAP is one of the premier most interventional cardiology conferences being held at international level. Dr Bagga's case was selected as the best challenging case among the participants. The case involved an unusual complication following angioplasty with medicated stents which was successfully managed surgically. Dr Bagga's presentation was adjudged the best as it highlighted the rare manifestation of one of the complications related to medicated stents and the management issues related to such a case scenario.


Ashmah International School Carries Out Voter Awareness Rally

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Mohali 29th April:-- To make people more aware about the importance of
polling votes and using their democratic right at Ashmah International
School hold a rally at Mohali. Chairman J.S.Kesar flagged off
awareness rally. The students were carrying several placards with
slogans banners and posters in their hands in the rally. Students
urged both the local residents and passers-by of sector 70 to vote
during the elections. They asked people to contribute towards nation
building by voting. The students also urged the people to make the use
of their right to vote in order to elect a good Government.
Speaking on the occasion, principal Ashmah School Roopinder Ghuman
said that the main aim of the Voter Awareness Rally is to motivate
voters to increase voter turnout and change the nation. She urged the
future voters to act as change makers and spread the message of
effective electoral participation because it is necessary to vote out
the corrupt people from Government for country's stable economy

Govt. & Non-Govt.And Commercial institutions Will Remain Close on Election Day: Sidhu

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Mohali 29th April:-- In view of election on 30 April, all the Offices,
Boards, Corporations, Banks & Commercial, Industrial Establishments,
Govt. & Non-Govt. Organizations in the state will remain closed, so
that the officers, employees & staff members working there could cast
their votes.
Stating this, District Electoral Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner
Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that Sarabjeet Singh, Gen. Secretary,
Vyapaar Mandal, has also intimated about their decision to close the
markets in SAS Nagar district till 5.00 pm, so that the shopkeepers &
workers working there could use their constitutional right. Besides
above, North Country Mall (Chandigarh – Kharar Road) will also remain
closed till 5.00 pm. He further said that other shopping malls falling
under the district jurisdiction including Best Price at Zirakpur,
Metro Cash & Carry India Zirakpur, Big Bazaar, Big Cinema, &
Multiplexes/ PVR/ Cinema Halls in shopping malls will also remain
closed till 6.00 pm.

122 Hyper Sensitive & 231 Sensitive Polling Booths Will Be Under Strict Monitoring:Sidhu

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Mohali 29th April:-- In view of Loksabha elections on April 30, all
the necessary arrangements have been ensured for the SAS Nagar &
Kharar constituency of Anandpur Sahib Constituency & for Dera Bassi
which falls under Patiala constituency. Administration is fully
equipped & is geared up for conducting fair & transparent elections in
the district. Stating this, District Electoral Officer-cum-Deputy
Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that earlier during last
elections 67 percent polling was recorded whereas this time a target
of 85 percent polling has been set up & the same is sure to be
Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that 2752 polling staff members deputed
for 688 polling stations will remain available at their respective
polling booths from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm. He said that there are total 6
lac 16 thousand 854 voters in the district, out of which 3 lac 26
thousand 222 are males & 2 lac 90 thousand 632 are female voters,
whereas 20000 new voters have been enrolled in the district this time
from which 9109 voters are of the age group 18 -19 yrs. He said that
to facilitate the voters, Super Model & Model polling booths have been
established in the district. Wherein complete facilities like drinking
water, first aid & medical facility, toilets, sitting arrangement etc.
will be made available. He said that special care will be taken
towards female voters & old persons at polling booths. To assist them
NSS & NCC volunteers will be deputed. He said that appreciation
certificates for the first time young voters will be distributed by
BLOs at respective polling booths.
Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that polling parties along with election
material have reached their respective polling stations, and their
staying arrangement along with other necessary arrangement has been
ensured. Due care has been taken to facilitate female members of the
polling staff and separate arrangement have been made for them.
Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that for smooth functioning of election
process, supervisors, sector officers & micro observers have also been
deputed. He said that 122 hyper sensitive & 231 sensitive polling
booths will be under strict monitoring of administration, out of which
21 critical sensitive polling booths will be monitored through live
web casting. Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that to maintain normal law
& order and for orderly & smooth election process security personnel
along with polling parties have also been deputed at polling booths.

Ford India Launches-2014 Ford Endeavour with Bolder, Muscular Looks

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Chandigarh 29th April:-- Ford India today introduced the 2014 Ford Endeavour, the latest edition of its true-blue, all-terrain SUV, featuring dynamic new styling and adrenaline pumping features. The 2014 Ford Endeavour was launched today in Chandigarh by Nigel Harris, President Ford India. The 2014 Ford Endeavour, an SUV built to empower customers with unmatched road presence and proven off-roading capabilities, will sport a fresh new look, with a bold grille and headlamps, and refreshed interiors. The 2014 Ford Endeavour will be sold in three variants.  at an attractive price starting from Rs. 19,99,000* for the base variant, offering buyers great value for money and smart features.

 While interacting with media Nigel Harris, President Ford India said that at Ford, we are committed to delight customers through continuous improvements in our products. Endeavour is a trusted nameplate and holds a special place in Ford India's product portfolio. It has remained a vehicle choice for customers who desire for a dependable, muscular, rugged yet comfortable and safe SUV. The 2014 Ford Endeavour has been made more stylish, dynamic and comfortable while retaining its core DNA of an all-terrain vehicle. Distinctly characterized by its dynamic new styling, the exterior of the 2014 Ford Endeavour has been enhanced to accentuate the vehicle's overall appeal, making it tough and rugged while stylish and premium at the same time. The sleek, smart headlamps and newly designed fog lamp bazel add a dash of sophistication to the overall styling of the vehicle besides the all-new bold, muscular front grill and bumper with skid plate enhances its premium appeal. The specially designed blind spot passenger-side mirror maximizes view and enhances road safety. The stylish 16-inch alloy wheels are equipped to deliver mighty performance on the road while enhancing its aspirational value.  Step inside and the 2014 Endeavour welcomes you with abundant space -- three rows of seats and ample legroom. The interiors of 2014 edition have been refreshed and sport comfortable new leather seats to make the longest of journeys comfortable.  The high-end touch enabled SATNAV entertainment system adds to the fun of zipping away the SUV on highways and open roads.

 He added that the 2014 Ford Endeavour continues to be powered with a highly responsive and refined 16-valve Duratorq TDCi powertrain which feature outstanding torque output. The 3.0-liter Duratorq TDCi common-rail powertrain peaks at 380 Nm of torque at 2500 rpm with 156PS of power, delivering one of the most thrilling performances. The trusted SUV will also be sold with a 2.5-liter Duratorq TDCi with a 4X2 manual transmission. He said that the new 2014 Endeavour is available in three variants: 2.5 Liter Duratorq TDCi 4x2 Manual Transmission, a 3.0 Liter Duratorq TDCi 4x2 Automatic Transmission and 3.0 liter Duratorq TDCi 4x4 Automatic Transmission, that will be available at Rs. 19,99,000*, Rs. 21,53,417* and Rs. 23,33,580* respectively.


Cadbury India launches Cadbury 5 Star Chomp

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Chandigarh 29th April:-- Cadbury India, has announced the launch of Cadbury 5 Star Chomp. A new entrant under the Cadbury 5 Star umbrella, Cadbury 5 Star Chomp promises to offer consumers an irresistible combination of chocolate, caramel and nougat of Cadbury 5 Star, along with the crunchiness of peanuts.

Speaking on the launch of Cadbury 5 Star Chomp, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Director - Chocolate Category & Media, Cadbury India, said, that as category leaders we see a market making opportunity with Cadbury 5 Star Chomp. The product has been developed keeping in mind the evolving consumer palette. Cadbury 5 Star Chomp will introduce consumers to a completely new eat experience. Moreover, this launch is an important milestone in the journey of Cadbury 5 Star and is expected to widen the brand's play in the category. We therefore see the launch of Cadbury 5 Star Chomp expanding the repertoire of Cadbury 5 Star. Priced at Rs. 15 for a 30gm bar, Cadbury 5 Star Chomp is all set to give chocolate lovers a wonderful & engrossing eat experience.


International Workshop on ‘Chronic Total Occlusion’ Starts at Max Hospital

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Mohali 29th April:-- The 2-day international workshop on treatment
options for CTO (Chronic Total Occlusion – 100% blocked arteries)
started at Max Super Speciality Hospital (MSSH), Mohali today. The
workshop was being conducted by Cardiology Department of MSSH in
conjunction with Dr Yasushi Asakura, Co-Director of Cardiovascular
Medicine Toyohashi Heart Center, Aichi in Japan.
Speaking during occasion, Dr Asakura said that now 100% blocked
arteries could be opened with angioplasty with bypass surgery was not
required so far. Japanese have developed highly specialised wires,
balloons and catheters that were specifically used for treating these
blocks. Since the Japanese believed that their soul would depart if
their chest was opened during surgery thus forcing them to avoid
bypass surgeries. That's why the technique has highly developed in
Japan, quipped Dr Asakura in lighter veins.
Dr Sudheer Saxena, Principal Consultant & Coordinator, Department of
Cardiology, MSSH said that 1/3 of the patients with blocks in their
coronary arteries have at least one artery that was completely
blocked. These 100% blocks would remain one of the main reasons for
referring a patient to undergo a bypass surgery. Performing an
angioplasty in these arteries required a high level of skill and
specialized hardware. Unlike the routine angioplasty, these blocks
were made up of hardened tissues that were difficult to cross using
routine guide wires and balloon catheters. He said, Retrograde
technique of opening of CTO has several benefits to the patient. The
most important was that the patient with one artery total blockage
would not require coronary artery bypass surgery. There would be less
medication required and the heart would function better and improve
the quality of life. This was a complex angioplasty method that was
being done at only a few centres in North India. This minimally
invasive technique which has to be performed by team of skilled
interventional cardiologists promised to offer the best possible
outcomes for patients with CTO. Also the impact of drug eluting stents
on restenosis has improved long-term outcomes after successful
re-canalisation in CTO. Successful revascularisation was associated
with improved long-term survival, reduced symptoms, improved left
ventricular function and reduced need for coronary bypass surgery.

Monday 28 April 2014

Election Observer Reviewe Final Randomization of Micro Observers & Polling Staff

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Mohali 28th April:-- General Election Observer, Anandpur Sahib
Constituency Sanjay Dixit & General Election Observer Patiala Ram
Vishal Mishra, reviewed the randomization of micro observers & polling
staff for SAS Nagar, Kharar & Dera Bassi constituencies, which was
conducted in the presence of District Electoral Officer Tejinder Pal
Singh Sidhu at District Administrative Complex, SAS Nagar.
Explaining about the security measure in regard to elections on 30
April, Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that a close monitoring of each &
every polling booth will be done & to facilitate the smooth
functioning of election procedure micro observers will be deputed.
Micro observers will be present on respective polling booths from 6.00
am and after mock polling, the actual polling will be started from
7.00 am in their presence & they will be present whole day till the
completion of polling. Tejinder Pal Singh further Sidhu said that
there are 688 polling booths in the district, out of which 122 are
hyper sensitive & 231 are sensitive, which will be under strict
monitoring of the administration. Live web casting of 21 critical
sensitive polling booths will be done in this regard. Tejinder Pal
Singh Sidhu said that relevant training like procedure & functioning
of EVMs & sending information through SMS etc. have already been
imparted to poling staff. He said that as per directions of Election
Commission, to facilitate the voters, Super Model & Model polling
booths have been set up in the district. Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu
said that, for the first time district administration has distributed
the invitation card to voters to motivate them for voting exercise. He
said that Boot Level Officers are going door to door for distributing
the voter slips. He said that district administration under SVEEP
Program has organized many programs to motivate the voters for casting
their votes. Election Observer expressed his satisfaction for the
security measures & other arrangements for smooth functioning of
election process.

CMA Releases Its Members' Directory-2014

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Chandigarh 28th April:-- The Directory of Chandigarh Management
Association (CMA) was released today at Lions Club, Chandigarh. Dr.
Zora Singh, Chancellor, Desh Bhagat University was the Chief Guest.
Dr. Manoj Sharma, Past President was the Guest of Honour on the
occasion. A K Gandhi, President, CMA presided over the event. During
the function, Dr. Zora Singh launched the CMA Members' Directory-2014,
which was published after a gap of eight years. The Directory
includes the updated and compiled particulars of each and every member
of CMA in a systematic way. A Seminar on "Challenges in Higher
Education" was also organised on the occasion.
While speaking on the topic, Dr Zora Singh very well described the
challenges being faced by the educationists of private sector as
compared to the public sector. He said that the facilities being
provided by the Educational Institutions such as digitalization of
study material, wi-fi campuses equipped with all other modern
facilities, smart classrooms, availability of quality faculty etc.
involve huge funding. But as such there is no financial support to the
Dr. Manoj Sharma summing up the views of the speaker and the
apprehensions of the participating members stressed upon need to come
up with a sustainable policy and a comprehensive plan to achieve the
intended purpose of imparting higher education in earnest spirit.
A K Gandhi said that the seminar was grand success. During the
seminar, the members raised serious issues relating to higher
education. He added that the lengthy discussion involved pros and cons
of present system of higher education in Punjab. He also told that on
the occasion, new members were formally inducted into CMA fraternity
and were presented with appropriate certification. Dr. J S Nayyar,
Secretary General CMA; Mr. Deepak Dhingra, Chairman CMA Members'
Directory were also present on the occasion.

Saturday 26 April 2014


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Chandigarh 26th April:-- Dell, announced partnership with Redington
for the distribution of its enterprise products. The partnership will
aim to strengthen Dell's distribution business strategy launched last
month in the Indian market.
S. Sridhar, Director & General Manager, Enterprise Solutions Group,
Dell India commented, that their Enterprise solutions have been well
received by our customers because of the evident value of open
architecture and flexibility of Dell solutions. In order to meet the
demand for our solutions we need to ensure they are available any-time
anywhere for our customers. Dell has been working very closely with
channel partners who are effectively promoting Dell solutions and
hence partnering with a distribution partner will catalyze the time to
market from conceptualization to implementation. We are happy to join
hands with a strong partner like Redington who will give Dell the
market opportunity through their national presence and help create
customer value.
Speaking about the partnership he added that it is incredible the way
our distribution business is ramping up. Partnership with Redington
for commercial distribution will help build greater presence for Dell
enterprise solutions. We have received great feedback from our channel
fraternity who will now receive Dell Enterprise products without any
wait period. For them, the newly launched strategy simply means more
business growth opportunity with greater profitability" said Swarnendu
Mukherjee, Director Sales, Commercial Channel, Dell India. The
partnership will facilitate new business opportunities for both
parties, enabling Redington to access and sell Dell's world class
enterprise solutions portfolio, while Dell will leverage Redington's
wide network of 45 sales/branch offices across the country. Dell will
now attain further reach in the Indian market and the move will
benefit large number of small and medium enterprises. Redington will
now be able to provide Dell's cost-efficient, high-performing storage
and sever products and solutions to enterprise customers in India.
Mr. P.S. Neogi, President, Redington India Limited, Redington India
said that Dell's full featured enterprise products will add greatly to
Redington's well-diversified product portfolio; we are delighted to
have Dell on board as our partner. There is a tremendous amount of
growth opportunity in the market and we look forward to a mutually
beneficial relationship with Dell. We believe that the many synergies
with Dell- from customer centricity to partner focus- will make this
collaboration a successful one.

National Geographic Channel Brings Nat Geo Covershot : Mission North East

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Chandigarh 26th April:-- This season, photography will take a
competitive turn as India's top 10 amateur photographers fight it out
for one of the most coveted opportunities for a photographer –to be
featured on the cover of National Geographic TravellerIndia magazine!
Bringing back its successful mission series, National Geographic
Channel is set to challenge young amateur photographers from across
the country to embark on a journey of their lifetime on Nat
GeoCovershot: Mission North East. Set in the serene North East, the
show will bring out the competitive best of these young guns and make
them do whatever it takes to click that perfect shot. Bringing
together a compelling combination of breathtaking views, survival
instincts, edgy photography along with a sharp strategy, the show
premiers on April 26thand will air every Saturday at 10 pm on National
Geographic Channel.Mentoring and judging the second season of Nat Geo
Covershot will be two esteemed personalities – award winning
photographer Lana Šlezićand actor producer Rajiv Lakshman. With
expertise in skill and psychology, the two judges will present a
series of tasks for the contestants, urging them to bring out their
best shot this season. HostessShibaniDandekar will accompany these
aspiring photographers in this life changing journey in the
magnificent locales of North East India.
Talking about Nat Geo Covershot: Mission North East, Debarpita
Banerjee, Vice President, Marketing and Communication,NGC Networks and
FOX International Channels, said, Nat Geo Covershot: Mission North
East brings back the grandiose of Nat Geo photography and couples it
with passion of these young photographers to create an edgy viewing
experience. This season will bring out the competitive spirit that our
youth embodyand our expert panel will help them channelize it with a
compelling strategy to get that perfect shot.
Manas Mohan, Publishing Director, National Geographic magazines in
India, shared, that Associating with National Geographic Channel for
their Mission Covershot is an extension of our belief of encouraging
young talent while capturing the best images highlighting the beauty
of India. We are confident that the opportunity of featuring on the
NGTI cover will motivate the participants to give their best shot.
On being part of the series, actor and producer Rajiv Lakshman said,
that it's immensely exciting to be part of the Nat Geo family that
boasts of such an aspirational and respectable legacy. For a show like
Nat Geo Covershot: Mission North East, which promises to bring the
best of the amateur talent we have in photography, no other platform
could have been better. My role in the show will beto nurture the
creative disposition of the 10 photographers and bring out their
competitive best besides adding more personality to their work. I am
sure the viewers will have a great ride against the beautiful backdrop
of North Eastern India.

‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ Karanvir Bohra & Teejay Sidhu visit City Beautiful

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Chandigarh 26th April:-- After the success of their Punjabi film 'Love
Yoou Soniye', Karanvir Bohra and Teejay Sidhu are back, entertaining
audiences once again, but this time on national television. The
fun-loving jodi, who share a deep love for Punjab, were here today at
'2Hype' Lounge Restaurant in Chandigarh, for a meet and greet with the
The couple are now being seen facing their fears in India's Darr Ka
Blockbuster TV show 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' hosted by Rohit Shetty on
Colors channel. Karanvir Bohra is again on TV screens seven days a
week, as he is playing 'Aahil Raza Ibrahim', the new lead of Zee TV's
hit show 'Qubool Hai'.
While talking to the media Karanvir said, that Chandigarh and Punjab
is like our second home. We're excited about coming back here to share
our experiences about 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' and our other projects.
Sharing his Experience about Khatron Ke Khiladi (KKK), Karanvir said
that it was the greatest experience of my life. He believe this is one
reality show that every person must do. We jumped from choppers, dived
underwater, went through fire, had snakes, cockroaches, snails, rats
and lizards crawling all over us. We had a face off with lions,
cheetahs and crocodiles. You name the fear, we dealt with it. It was
truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Whereas Teejay said, that KKK was crazy, insane fun! It wound up our
fear, our adrenaline, our stress and our anxieties to their maximum
levels. I felt scared and adventurous at the same time. I did get
really scared sometimes, but I discovered that I never back away from
a challenge. I am mentally and physically strong enough to overcome
Telling about his busy life, Karanvir said, that he is at an exciting
phase in my career. I've been very busy these past few years, and I've
been given such a variety of work opportunities. After 'Saubhagyavati
Bhava' ended last year, I started shooting for my Punjabi film, 'Love
Yoou Soniye'. Then I was a contestant in the dance show, 'Jhalak
Dikhlaa Ja'. After that I was hosting the red carpet for the 'Life Ok
Screen Awards'. I was still planning a success party for my Punjabi
film (it went superhit) but before that could happen, I was on a
flight to South Africa to shoot for 'Fear Factor' in September, I'll
be shooting for a Marathi film. I've been working non-stop but I've
been loving it all since I'm learning so much. I would actually love
to do a Bollywood project but it seems I'm doing everything except

Models Demonstrating the Anatomical and Physiological Description of Human body Exhibits

By 1 2 1 News Reporter
Chandigarh 26th April:-- An exhibition of the models demonstrating the
Anatomical and Physiological description of Human body was organized
today by B.Sc. Nsg. Ist year students of NINE, PGIMER under the
guidance of Ms. Neena Vir Singh, Coordinator, NINE, PGIMER, Chandigarh
and Ms Mamta, Clinical Instructor. The event was inaugurated by Chief
Guest Dr Anjali, Asstt. Prof., Department of Anatomy, PGIMER,
The Principal Dr Sandhya Ghai appreciated the effort of the students
and motivated them to keep it up. Faculty of NINE commented that
students are very innovative and one of the groups (Haversian) used
poem to describe the physiology that shows their fantastic efforts. Dr
Anjali congratulated and enlightened the spirit of students by
stressing their remarkable skills and presentation.

North-west chapter of Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology Inagurates

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Chandigarh 26th April:-- The Department of Medical Parasitology at
PGI, today organized a conference "Food Borne & Zoonotic Parasitic
Diseases of Human Importance" . The North-West Chapter of the Indian
Academy of Tropical Parasitology (IATP) was inaugurated on this day by
Prof. RC Mahajan, Emeritus Professor, PGIMER, and Advisor ECD, Indian
Council of Medical Research, New Delhi. Under the North-west chapter
of the Academy, regular scientific events in this region of the
country will be held.
Prof. Y. K. Chawla, Director PGI, presided the occasion as the Chief
Guest, amongst a gathering of about 200 delegates and eminent
scientists from India and abroad. Prof. Chawla in his inaugural
address stressed upon the huge burden of foodborne zoonotic parasitic
infections of human importance in India, and the significance of
holding such scientific meets.
Prof. Rakesh Sehgal, the Organizing Chairperson of the conference from
the Department of Medical Parasitologytold, "Of the 17 tropical
diseases identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as
'Neglected Tropical Diseases', 12 are parasitic diseases, and this
conference addresses a majority of these diseases, which have a
significant presence in our country. Prof. Sehgal told that parasites
have been a problem for human health since times immemorial and some
of them have shaped history of mankind, like malaria, which was
rampant throughout the world. Due to scientific advances, some viral
diseases like small pox have been eradicated but parasites remain with
us and still cause untold misery. Malaria still kills nearly a million
people annually, mostly in the poorer nations. Helminths infect more
than 2 billion population, again mainly in the developing nations.
Globally, an estimated 450 million people were infected with hookworm
in 2010, more than 800 million with Ascaris lumbricoides (Roundworm)
and 465 million with Trichuris trichiura. The vast majority of soil
transmitted helminth infections (67%) occur in Asia.
Experts in the conference were of the opinion that unhygienic living
conditions, lack of education, and poor infrastructure are the major
factors responsible for the high prevalence of foodborne infections in
India.In the scientific session of the conference, Prof. Mahajan
described the current scenario of parasitic infections in India and
was very positive that parasitic infections can be dealt with very
effectively in our country, "India has been successful in tackling
infectious diseases like small pox, guinea worm, and poliomyelitis
very effectively. Soon, Kala Azar will join the list of infections
eliminated from India", said Prof. Mahajan. Various aspects of
detection of food borne zoonotic parasites were discussed by Prof.
Lucy Robertson from Department of Food Safety & Infection Biology,
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway. Prof. Nancy
Malla, former head of the Department of Medical Parasitology, PGIMER,
elaborated the perspectives of Human Hydatidosis in India, a diseases
transmitted by consumption of infected sheep meat. Prof. BR Mirdha,
Professor from AIIMS, apprised the delegates about the various
opportunistic parasitic infections in India. Prof. Jagat Kanwar from
Deakin University, Australia, described the use of nano-technology in
the development of new drug delivery systems which can be used for
these parasites.As 26th April is marked as the World Intellectual
Property Day and patenting system is highly neglected in India, Mr.
Rahul Taneja of the Patent Information Center, Department of Science
and Technology, Haryana, made aware the participants that India is far
behind in terms of Patent filing in healthcare as compared to other
countries such as United States of America, China, and European
The conference was preceded by a Workshop on Zoonotic Parasites of
importance in India, in which the participants ranked the parasites
according to their importance on human health using the WHO ranking
methodology. It was observed that the most important foodborne
parasite in India is tapeworm, similar to the ranking of WHO which
also ranks tapeworm as the most important foodborne parasite across
the globe. The other parasites of importance were Cryptosporidum,
Entamoeba histolytica.amongst several others. This workshop was a part
of a three-year educational exchange project between India and Norway,
in which PGIMER's department of Medical Parasitology is the Indian
"The theme of the present conference, 'Food Borne and Zoonotic
Parasitic Diseases of Human Importance' was chosen as this is a highly
neglected area of research and it was only recently that the WHO has
thought that this is an important area which cannot be neglected. Data
from India are lacking and hence all available prevalence data are
gross underestimates of the actual burden of these diseases in the
Indian population", told Prof. Sehgal. The purpose of this conference
was to increase awareness among the participants on this neglected but
important disease.

Holy Wonders School Celebrates Cleanliness Week

By 1 2 1 News Reporter
Mohali 26th April:-- Holy Wonders School celebrated cleanliness and
greenery week to serve Mother Earth . Students were appointed to taken
care the plants at school premises. Apart from that students were told
importance of sprinklers for less wastage and evaporation of the
Various activities with the theme save Earth were organized for the
students throughout the week like, making earth masks, making posters.
Slogan writing competition and poster making competition with the
theme to Stop pollution. Special movie and puppet show based on the
theme of saving Earth was shown to the students
Students of the school also spread awareness among the people by
explaining them different Ways of Saving Mother Earth while parading
in a rally in Sunny Enclave .Children also hold different kind
placards boring different slogans of saving mother earth to inspire
people. Apart from that students also went in the flats and houses
to cognizant people to keep their surroundings neat and clean .These
students along with their teachers, also explained stagnant water
and filthiness is cause of different ailments
Principal of the school, Premjeet Grover motivated students to adopt
healthy habits to eliminate pollution i.e.turning off computer and
incandescent bulbs when not in use , brush without running tap ,
recycle old cell phones , and plant a tree every year for each member
and Avoid plastic bags.

Underdoggs to celebrate first Anniversary in Chandigarh

By 1 2 1 News Reporter
Chandigarh 26th April:-- Underdoggs Sports Bar & Grill, has made out a
major plan to celebrate its one year long existence in Elante Mall
Chandigarh. A media meet was organised to announce the celebrations.
According to Rish Saini, Co CEO & Director of Marketing, said that we
will be giving our patrons a whole lot to look forward to in the
coming year. We have drawn out plans for week long celebrations from
May 1st to 7th. It is a time for us to rejoice after completion of one
year in City beautiful and what better way could possibly be there
than the company of our fans who make us the place we are. He added
that Underdoggs are offering 50% discount on their entire menu & all
gaming. The unique Sports Bar & Grill has made some big changes to
keep the menu fresh, while paying special attention in offering some
truly competitive pricing! Underdoggs has even answered the city's
call by adding an enhanced variety of vegetarian options. Some of the
enticing mouth watering new menu items include: Sweet Thai Chili
Pizza- Sweet plum sauce and crushed peanut paste, topped with seasoned
grilled chicken, bell peppers, bean sprouts, carrots and cilantro.
Garlic Lovers Pizza- Roasted Garlic Cloves, roasted onions and sweet
red peppers topped with basil and feta cheese. Vege-Tempura- Tempura
battered sweet potatoes, baby corn carrot, broccoli and cauliflower
with a soy dipping sauce. Zucchini Fries- Signature battered zucchini
strips served with a ranch dipping sauce. Mushroom Gulati Kebab-
Smoked & Spiced tender mushroom kebabs on mini sheermals. Crispy
Konji Lamb- Crispy Fried Shreds of lamb tossed with bell peppers in a
sesame chili oil. Kasundi Fish- Slices of fish marinated in mustard,
wrap end in individual banana leaves and steamed. Corn Chops with
Garlic Aioli- American corn kernels, jalapeños, coriander leaves,
garlic and herbs coated with bread crumbs.
Underdoggs has also revised its entire liquor menu pricing, so its
patrons can enjoy a bigger bag for their buck! In addition the sports
bar & grill has recently introduced a new unbelievably economical
happy hour menu. Which is packed with heavy discounts on everything
from imported and domestic beer, to liquor, shots, cocktails and
mocktails. In addition Thursdays have been set aside as a day with
All-Day happy hours. So don't forget to stop by Underdoggs Sports Bar
& Grill, on the 3rd floor of Elante Mall to enjoy its 1 year
Anniversary week.

Friday 25 April 2014

Aryans Colleges organizes "Career Counseling Camp"

By 1 2 1 News Reporter
Mohali 25th April:-- Aryans Group of Colleges, Chandigarh today
organized "Career Counseling Camp" at Aryans campus. Aryans Career
Experts guided the students in one to one counseling about various
career options after 10th, 12th and Graduation. Those who could not
participate in the Counseling, can contact on Toll Free Helpline No.
1800-30000-388. Dr Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group inaugurated
the event.
Prof A P Jain, Director, Aryans Group said that more than 250 students
of the region participated in the Counseling out of which, 35 students
were selected for scholarships in different courses like B.Tech,
M.Tech, MBA, BBA, BCA, BA, B.Com, Polytechnic Diploma, B.Ed, GNM etc.
Prof B S Sidhu, Registrar, Aryans Group said that after the completion
of exams of 10th, 12th and Graduation, students are always in status
of confusion that which option should be opted. With a try to remove
this confusion, Aryans launched this awareness campaign for the
students. He added that after checking the individual abilities and
interest of the students, the Experts suggested them that which option
should be selected. The students were also made aware about various
streams, eligibility criteria, fees structure, job opportunity,
entrepreneurial opportunity etc.

DC Issues Directions To SSP for Checking of Hotels, Restaurants, Lodges and Guest Houses

By 1 2 1 News Reporter
Mohali 25th April:-- Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu IAS District
Magistrate-cum-District Electoral Officer, has ordered the supporters,
relatives, outsiders of the candidates who are involved in election
campaigning, to stay away from the district premises after the end of
election campaigning on 28 April after 6:00pm onwards. The orders
issued above shall remain withhold for the elected members of Lok
Sabha & MLAs, however, campaigning in any means by anybody will be
prohibited. Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that the orders are issued
in view of Preservation of Public Peace & Public Safety during
election as the presence of such person could influence the peace &
harmony in the district, which in turn will affect on election
District Magistrate said that in accordance to the adherence of
directions of election commission, SSPs have been ordered to ensure
checking though SHOs to inspect the hotels, guest houses, restaurants,
community halls, lodges, for unauthorized stay of outsiders and also
ordered to make a list after verification of the outsiders. District
Electoral Officer said that all the alehouses & liquor shops falling
within the district jurisdiction shall remain closed from 28 April
6:00pm to 30 April 6:00pm. Besides this, the liquor shops/ Ahatas of
neighboring states such as Haryana, Himachal & U.T. Chandigarh,
falling within 3KM the district premises shall also remain closed. He
said that serving or distribution of hard drinks & liquor in personal
functions on or 48 hours preceding the Election Day, is also
prohibited. In view of successful & peaceful lok sabha elections,
District Magistrate using his powers under Code of Criminal Procedure
1973 (Act No. 2 of 1974) Section 144, has ordered for prohibition of
canvassing on 30 April by any party, candidate & their supporters,
within 100 meter radius of polling stations. He said that voting will
be done on 30 April from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. After this, District
Electoral Officer reviewed the training being imparted to presiding
officers & alternative presiding officers about the EVM machines at
SDM office here. He directed the official to clear all their doubts &
questions about the working & functioning of EVMs so that they could
not face any problem.

Thursday 24 April 2014

New Software Update Nokia Asha Touch Phones

By 1 2 1 News Reporter

Chandigarh 23rd April:-- Nokia has rolled out a new software update, platform 1.4, for its Asha touchscreen phones, bringing new functionality and improvements to its Asha range of devices.The new firmware offers several improved features such as MixRadio(an enhanced music application), a better camera, One Drive access and a more social and updated Fast lane.The update is available for Asha 230, Asha 500, Asha 501, Asha 502 and Asha 503.

 The latest Asha software update brings Nokia's MixRadio, the free and personalized music streaming service. For those without access to data connection on the move, Nokia MixRadio will even allow users to listen to music offline. Nokia MixRadio is available on Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 devices.Nokia is also offering 7GB of free storage on Microsoft's OneDrive and it is possible to automatically or manually transfer digital content to the cloud directly from the phone. The software updates include innovative additions to the camera app, with a voice-guided selfie feature and panorama mode; a power save mode for battery durability; performance improvements; improved video stabilization and parental control for the browser and Nokia Store access.Users can check for software up gradation by visiting 'Phone Update' in the Settings menu to check if it is available for their phone as yet or not.



International Workshop on Zoonotic Parasites:PGI Compiles Data To Fight Parasitic Infections

By 1 2 1 News Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd April:-- The 1st international "ZooPa" workshop on
'Zoonotic waterborne/ foodborne parasites' enters its second day on
Thursday at PGI, Chandigarh. This workshop kicks-off a three-year
educational exchange project between India and Norway, in which the
Department of Medical Parasitology, PGIMER, Chandigarh is the Indian
partner and the Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology,
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is the Norwegian partner.
During the second day of the workshop, group discussions were
conducted about risk ranking of foodborne parasites in the context of
the Indian scenario.
Prof. Rakesh Sehgal, Head of the Department of Medical Parasitology,
PGIMER, highlighted the medical importance of zoonotic waterborne/
foodborne parasites. He emphasized that over 60 % of human pathogens
are considered to originate from animals. Prof. Lucy Robertson from
Norway discussed the concept of 'One Health and One Planet' – in which
human infections, animal infections, and environmental factors are
considered together. The importance of zoonotic infections, that is,
the infections which are transmitted from animals to humans, were also
addressed. The department of Medical Parasitology is also conducting
research with their Norwegian and Spanish partners to investigate the
effect of climatic change in transmission of waterborne parasites.
PGIMER is also compiling the data of routine stool examination for
parasitic ova/cyst for the last 50 years. The data will be analysed in
relation to climatic data and will be useful for modelling the affects
of climate change on transmission and in formulating guidelines for
the control of intestinal parasitic infections. Water samples will
also be collected and analyzed for parasites by specialized
techniques; as contaminated water is a common source of infection.
Globally, contaminated water is a serious problem that can cause
severe illness, disability and even death. Common water-related
diseases caused by parasites include amebiasis, cryptosporidiosis and
giardiasis. People become infected with these diseases when they
swallow water that has been contaminated by these parasites. Proper
sanitation and hygiene are essential for prevention of waterborne
illness.India possess a favourable environment for the transmission of
both known and novel diseases between animals and humans as it
harbours the second largest human populations and one of the world's
greatest densities of tropical livestock. Nevertheless, zoonoses
research and control in India is fragmented and systematic studies are
lacking. Zoonotic waterborne/ foodborne parasites can infect large
numbers of common people in India. Throughout India, problems of
foodborne parasitic zoonoses differ because of varied food habits.
Other factors such as unhygienic living conditions, lack of education,
poor personal hygiene and poverty also contribute to the dissemination
of parasitic infections. This workshop aims to promote integrated
zoonotic disease prevention and control among the medical and
veterinarian students. Many food outbreaks can be linked to zoonotic
parasites. Many different types of food can be contaminated by
parasites such as raw vegetables, meat, fish and dairy products. Many
factors in the modern world may promote transmission of foodborne
pathogens, including changes in dietary habits (such as eating raw
produce and salads), increased international travel, and greater
import of different food products. The ZooPa project is funded through
the UTFORSK programme of the Norwegian Centre for International
Cooperation in Education (SIU). As well as this first workshop, the
project will include further workshops in Chandigarh and Norway,
"hands-on" practical courses, and scientific exchanges. In subsequent
workshops hands-on training will be provided for the detection of
parasites in water and food samples. This will help in establishing an
epidemiological link between animal source and human infection, so
that preventive and control measures can be taken.

Divaz4Business Launch in Chandigarh

By 1 2 1 News Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd April:-- To provide finance mantras to women start-ups
and entrepreunrs the first of its kind and exclusive forum
"Divaz4Business" launch today in Chandigarh today at Chandigarh Press
Club. Divaz4Business is presented by State bank of India and supported
by CICU .Divaz4Business is conceptualized by A.P.E Communication and
launched in association with SPH Consultants & eServices Pvt Ltd. The
event is happening on 25th April at CRRID Madhya Marg, Chandigarh.
While talking to the media Raj K Pathak, Founder President, APE
Communication said, that over 80% of women entrepreneurs start their
business in the age group of 30 plus. They usually have no support
system to help them overcome the hurdles. DIvaz4Business has been
launched with the objective to fill the knowledge gap. At APE
Communication, we have been promoting entrepreunership in India since
two decades through various means; Divaz4Business is the extension of
our objective.
Arun kumar Yadav, DGM, State Bank of India said, that SBI is proudly
associated with Divaz4Business and would extend our heartiest wishes
for its successful endeavor. SBI has always believed in women
empowerment and have many schemes to support their entrepreunial
dreams. Many women entrepreneurs have been financially supported by
SBI and we will continue to do so in future. At SBI, our experience
says that mostly women are not ready with proper project report when
they approach us, we hope Divaz4Business, will fulfill this gap.'
Ms Dolly Bhasin, MD, SPH Consultancy & eServices Pvt. Ltd. said, that
Being a women entrepreneur, I can understand the hurdles to start any
business. One of the biggest issue is generating finance for the
business. On one hand the financial institutions and banks have funds
and are looking for the right projects and on other hand women have
limited access to information on such funding opportunities. Women
need to have the knowledge of the funds, match them with the
opportunities and the understand the processes to apply for these
funds. Divaz4Business will enable them to prepare a fundable project
report and take them to the financial institutions to start or scale
their operations. Divaz4Business is the platform to connect wannabe as
well as existing women entrepreneurs with practical information,
knowledge and skills. Divaz4Business will primarily focus in tier 2
and tier 3 cities through workshops and online mentoring.

Need To Create Awareness Against Drug Addiction - Karam Chand

By 1 2 1 News Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd April:-- Drug abuse is not new but matters have been
getting worse in recent months as almost a whole generation of young
people is being lost to a menace that has literally shattered the
physical and mental health of Punjab's youth. As many as 67 percent of
rural households in Punjab had at least one drug addict in the family.
And the most drug addicts belong to the 16-to-35 age group, indicating
the high vulnerability of young people. Against this background
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Punjab State Council organized
an awareness session on Drug De addiction for the students of
Government ITI Nawanshahr.
Karam Chand Principal ITI Nawanshahr said that there is great need to
create awareness among the youth about the devastating effects of
consuming drugs. Paramjit Singh Sachdeva, Co-Convener, CII CSR Panel,
CII Punjab State Council & Managing Director Sachdeva Stocks Pvt Ltd
briefed the students about the CSR activities CII is doing in the
state and urged the students to keep themselves away from the drugs.
Dr Ajay Bagga, Senior Medical Officer from Hosiharpur, explained in
length about the causes, ill effects and preventive measures about
drugs. He advised the students that they should always focus on their
studies and should not deviate themselves from their goals. Jaspal
Singh Gidda, Principal ITI Garhshankar, was also present at the
session. While interacting with the students Gidda shared his views
about drug addiction and female feticide. Apart from session on drug
deaddiction, a session on placements was conducted by Swaran Jeet
Singh, HR Manager, GNA Enterprises. Singh briefed the students about
how to get ready for placements and shared his views what do companies
look for while hiring candidates.
At the end of the session Karam Chand Principal ITI Nawanshahr and
Jaspal Singh Gidda, Principal ITI Garhshankar, advised the students to
wholeheartedly go out with their family members to cast their vote.

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Ramshehar Fort Resort Launches Ramshehar Grandiose Club

By 1 2 1 News Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd April:-- Abhimanu Adventure Resorts Pvt Ltd announced
the launch of their ambitious hospitality venture, the "Ramshehar Fort
Resort" here today. The Abhimanu Group also launched their "Ramshehar
Grandiose Club Membership". The fort resort is a great place for
destination weddings, corporate events and family vacations amidst
nature and mountains.
Manu Raj Malhotra, Vice President, Abhimanu Group said, that after 15
years of serving with commitment in education sector the Abhimanu
Group forays into the hospitality sector with same commitment and
passion to facilitate. Ramshehar Fort Resort is one of its kind in the
region. We plan to develop it in a way that it becomes the ultimate
choice for the people of the region. Considering the demand and
immense response, the membership scheme is launched to provide the
members a range of exclusive benefits, from upto 50% off on dining to
exclusive discounts on accommodation. Special attraction of this offer
is that people who would apply for membership before 15 May 2014 shall
get it for 24 calendar months by paying for 12 calendar months only.

Mining In Full Swing in Sri Anand Pur Sahib:Himmat Singh Shergill

By 1 2 1 News Reporter
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PGI Workshop on Zoonotic Waterborne Parasites

By 1 2 1 News Reporter
Chandigarh 23rd April:-- The 1st international "ZooPa" workshop on
'Zoonotic waterborne/ foodborne parasites' started at PGIMER,
Chandigarh on Wednesday and will run for three days. This workshop
kicks-off a three-year educational exchange project between India and
Norway, in which the Department of Medical Parasitology, PGIMER,
Chandigarh is the Indian partner and the Department of Food Safety and
Infection Biology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is the
Norwegian partner.
In his welcome address, Prof. Rakesh Sehgal, Head of the Department of
Medical Parasitology, PGIMER, highlighted the medical importance of
zoonotic waterborne/ foodborne parasites. In her introductory
comments, Prof. Lucy Robertson from Norway discussed the concept of
'One Health and One Planet' – in which human infections, animal
infections, and environmental factors are considered together. The
importance of zoonotic infections, that is, the infections which are
transmitted from animals to humans, were also addressed. Over 60 % of
human pathogens are considered to originate from animals. India
possess a favourable environment for the transmission of both known
and novel diseases between animals and humans as it harbours the
second largest human populations and one of the world's greatest
densities of tropical livestock. There is a fragmented nature of
zoonoses research and control in India. Thus, zoonotic waterborne/
foodborne parasites can infect large number of common people in India.
Throughout India, problems of foodborne parasitic zoonoses differ
because of varied food habits. Other factors such as unhygienic living
conditions, lack of education, poor personal hygiene and poverty also
contribute to the dissemination of parasitic infections. This
workshop aims to promote integrated zoonotic disease prevention and
control among the medical and veterinarian students. Globally,
contaminated water is a serious problem that can cause severe illness,
disability and even death. Common water-related diseases caused by
parasites include amebiasis, cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis. People
become infected with these diseases when they swallow or have contact
with water that has been contaminated by certain parasites. Proper
sanitation and hygiene are essential to preventing waterborne
illness.Many food outbreaks can be linked to zoonotic parasites. Many
different types of food can be contaminated by parasites such as raw
vegetables, meat, fish and dairy products. Many factors in the modern
world may promote transmission of foodborne pathogens, including
changes in dietary habits (such as eating raw produce and salads),
increased international travel, and greater import of different food
products. The ZooPa project is funded through the UTFORSK programme of
the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU).
As well as this first workshop, the project will include further
workshops in Chandigarh and Norway, "hands-on" practical courses, and
scientific exchanges. In the subsequent workshops hands-on training
will be provided for the detection of parasites in water and food
samples. This will help in establishing an epidemiological link
between animal source and human infection, so that preventive and
control measures can be taken.
The aim of the project is to promote improved health by raising
knowledge and awareness about foodborne and waterborne parasitic
infections and addressing these problems through the "One Health"

To Provide Pleasant Feel, Super Model & Model Polling Stations Will Be Set Up: Sidhu

By 1 2 1 News Reporter
Mohali 23rd April:-- In a bid to attract voters to the polling booth &
to give a festive look to the electoral exercise during Lok Sabha
elections on 30 April, district administration has planned to set up a
few Super model & Model polling stations for the first time in the
district. For this to enhance the voter experience, some special
arrangements are being made which will include Voter Assistance Booth
with label "May I Help You". Actions in this regard have been
initiated. Explaining this District Electoral Officer-cum-Deputy
Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that to enhance voting
experience & to provide pleasant "Look & Feel" 122 Super model polling
stations & 122 model polling stations will be setup in the district.
Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that the motive of setting up model
polling stations is to boost voter turnout and to attract the voters
by offering pleasant & comfortable experience. He said that we are
making all efforts for conducting peaceful election & providing
pleasant atmosphere so that voters are not supposed to wait in queues.
He said that special care will be taken for queue management, as
priority will be given to patients, pregnant women, old people and
differently-abled persons for voting. NCC & NSS volunteers from
schools & colleges will assist for the same. He said that keeping in
view the hot weather conditions, drinking water will be served in
queues to the voters waiting for their turn. Special arrangements like
carpeting & sheds will also be made available at polling stations. He
said that prominently-displayed sign boards conveying the route for
polling booths will also be provided. Besides these there will be
proper arrangement of lightening at polling station. Basic
infrastructure like modern furniture including chair & tables will
also be provided to polling staff and arrangement for thoroughly
cleaned toilets will also be ensured. He said that to provide a new
look, the voting compartments will be made of fibre glass. Besides
this arrangements for some chairs inside polling booth will also be
made for voter if suddenly some one feels discomfort/ difficulty in
standing in the queue. He said to enhance the voting experience;
feedback will be sought from the voters. District Electoral Officer
said that for the first time the initiative has been made to motivate
the first time young voters, as appreciation certificates will be give
to the first time voters at polling booth. He said that these
appreciation certificates will be given by Block Level Officers.
Besides this, gifts etc. will also be distribute to motivate the
voters. He said that special arrangement like wheel chair etc. will be
made available at polling booth for physically disabled voters.

Hallmark School Panchkula.Celebrates World Earth Day

By 1 2 1 News Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd April:-- Hallmark School, Panchkula celebrated World
Earth Day today in a befitting way. Is organic food better than the
food produced by conventional methods? The answer is –yes as per an
expert in the field Abhimanyu Singla- a revolutionary in Organic
Farming who held a symposium at Hallmark wherein he explained the
difference between chemical fertilizers & pesticides vs organic
fertilizers & pesticides.
Hallmark's Kalakaar Theatre Group organized a play highlighting how
chemical fertilizers and pesticides suffocate our Mother Earth and
Plant life; how all human beings get affected and become prone to
diseases in this vicious circle of chemical fertilizers getting into
our drinking water system and vegetables and fruits and its adverse
effect on our health. And how converting to ORGANIC agriculture can
help us to heal mother Earth and also in fighting global warming.
Mrs. Kavita Wadhwa, Principal, said that children took a pledge to
maintain their own kitchen gardens at their homes from now on. This
will result in healthier food and good health of the students and
their family members.

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Indo Global College Opens CISCO Center of excellence At Its Campus

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Mohali 22nd April:-- Indo Global College of Engineering has opened
CISCO Centre of excellence at its Campus for providing the best talent
pool of Engineers to the Industries. Through CISCO Center of
Excellence the Computer Science Engineers will be trained in
Networking Solutions to tap the industry requirements globally in this
space. The inauguration of the Center was done by the students
themselves. A group of students Rishab, Aakash Kumar, Mithun, Parul &
Amandeep from Computer Science Engineering and Prince, Yogesh, Amita,
Anamika & Asit Ghosh from Electronics Engineering inaugurated the
Sukhdev Kumar Singla, Chairman ,Indo Global Colleges said at the
moment that the Center would unleash the creativity in the students
and train them for a bright and rewarding future in the networking
industry as the Internet and education are the greatest equalizers of
this century, and the lack of Internet -supported education and
shortage of technology-savvy workers pose global dilemmas .
Manav Singla, CEO of Indo Global Colleges believes that Computer
Science Engineers can make a quantum developmental leap by embracing
information technology and making a commitment to match technological
advancement with an investment in human skills.
The Cisco Center of Excellence at Indo Global Colleges shall provide
various courses to the students in the field of networking. The
Center will provide training and certification in CCNA, Routing &
Switching, CCNA Security, CCNP, CCIE etc.

PGI Holds Management Development Programme

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Chandigarh 22nd April:--To Strengthen Health System for senior
healthcare functionaries working under different state governments,
the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, has sponsored
a two week Management Development Programme (MDP) . This programme is
being conducted at PGIMER, Chandigarh by the Department of Hospital
Administration, PGIMER. The programme was inaugurated by Ms. Vini
Mahajan, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family
Welfare, Govt of Punjab, in the presence of Prof. Y.K. Chawla,
Director, PGIMER and Prof. A. K. Gupta, Medical Superintendent-cum-
Prof. & Head Department of Hospital Administration, PGIMER. The
programme has been conceived to target the key result areas to help
senior officials in health services strengthen healthcare from the
grass root level and beyond.
Twenty-five delegates holding eminent positions as healthcare
administrators in different states viz. Assam, Tripura, West Bengal,
Odisha, Gujarat, Meghalaya, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar
Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Chandigarh are attending this
The Chief Guest, Ms. Vini Mahajan, deliberated upon the challenges in
the current health scenario. She highlighted the need for optimal
utilization of resources available in the country and the need for all
to share their experiences to broaden the perspectives and approach
towards better healthcare delivery in the society. She emphasized
that participants should avail this opportunity to take to their
respective state ideas which can contribute to positive change in the
health scenario and suggested that even a single innovation can lead
to a monumental effect in the long run.
Prof. Y.K. Chawla applauded the efforts of the Department of Hospital
Administration, PGIMER for taking the initiative to organize such a
programme to promote applied leadership amongst the officials who have
been given the momentous task of leading healthcare administration in
their respective states.
Prof. A.K. Gupta exhorted the participants to utilize the opportunity
for sharing knowledge to contribute towards larger societal good.

Election Duty Certificates Will Be Provide To Polling Staff for Casting Their Votes: Sidhu

By 1 2 1 News Reporter
Mohali 22nd April:-- The Election Duty Certificates will be issued to
polling staff deputed for elections, to be held on 30 April. These
certificates could be obtained from the office of Assistant Returning
Officers. Stating this, District Electoral Officer-cum-Deputy
Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that district
administration has ensured each & every effort in view of elections &
the issuance of election duty certificates is being done so that
polling staff could also use their constitutional right to cast vote.
Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that to conduct fair & transparent
elections in the district, appropriate directions has been issued to
the department chiefs & executive officers to ensure the voting
exercise by polling staff. He said that polling staff could cast their
votes through various methods. He said that polling officer could cast
his vote in concerned polling station by showing Election Duty
Certificate, provided the polling officer is deputed in the same
constituency. He said that in case the polling officer is deputed in
different constituency then he could use Ballet Paper for casting the
vote. He said, many a time, it was noticed that polling officers are
not properly aware about the Election Duty Certificates & use of
Ballet Papers, due to the fact they feel unable to cast their votes.
District Electoral Officer said that direction in this regard have
already been issued to the department heads & officers concerned to
make aware the polling staff, about the use of their constitutional
right during election duty. He said that every department chief has to
ensure the timely submission of properly filled "Form-12-A" by the
polling officers, so that further necessary action in this regard
could be initiated.

CGC Jhanjeri Holds Placement Drives:15 MBA & B.Tech Students Selected at 2.5 Lakh Package

By 1 2 1 News Reporter
Mohali 22nd April:--A joint placement drives for the students of MBA &
B.Tech students has been organized by the Chandigarh Group of Colleges
(CGC), Jhanjeri. About 146 candidates from different colleges
participated in the placement drive. 15 Students were selected by the
two companies, in which Religare Enterprises company selected 7 MBA
students whereas Main Tech Technologies selected 8 B.Tech students
with the pay packages upto Rs. 2.5 Lakh p.a. plus various incentives.
Explaining the policy of CGC regarding placements, S. Rashpal Singh
Dhaliwal, President, CGC said that the students of all our colleges at
Landran, Gharuan & Jhanjeri are made to appear for placement drives of
various companies. Even the students of other colleges are also given
this opportunity if the concerned companies permit.
Dr. G.D. Bansal, Director General CGC said that in the drive by Main
Tech Technologies apart from the students of our own campuses, the
students of YCOE, Punjabi University, UCOE, Punjabi University, ACET,
R.I.T. Roorkee, Rayat & Bahra, Ropar & SCET, Saharanpur also






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Chandigarh 22nd April:-- The people now will have the mouthwatering taste food of north Indian dishes like Awadhi, Mughlai and Afghani along with an opulent spread of Punjabi cuisine at Saffron at JW Marriott. Additionally, savor the Signature recipes exquisitely crafted by Chef Shiva Arora and his team of expert chefs.  Saffron will throw its doors open to all for the new Al-a-Carte menu from April 23, 2014.  Chef Shiva Arora & Chef Mo. Mumataj Shah, along with their team of expert chefs have put together an elaborate a-al-carte menu with a blend of food from all the North Indian regions.  The new incomparable cuisine at Saffron is truly a majestic experience for food lovers, as a large spread in different cuisines will now be available all under one roof. The new menu will serve specially selected tandoori signature delicacies like Angaar ka Lobster which is a union of chilly, dried mint and garlic marinated whole lobsters smoked in tandoor.

 Another mouthwatering specialty is the Saffron Tandoori Murgh which is a flavoursome blend of red chili and fenugreek flavored whole spring chicken, finished in tandoor. Delectable starters to satiate your culinary cravings include PithiWali Bharwan Gobi, Tawe ki Aloo Tikki, Kurkura Paan Ka Patta and many more to tease your taste buds. Non vegetarian main course comprises of dishes like Nalli Shahi Korma, Palak Gosht, Raan-e- Sikanderi, Tari Wala Desi Kukkad, Kadhai Jhinga and a lot more savouries. The vegan menu comprises of Lauki Kofta Curry, Dhingri Hara Pyaaz, Hing Dhania Ke Aloo Mangodi, Soya Arbi Lazeez, and much more. Guest can also relish the array of salads and soups along with briyanis like Kesari Gosht Biryani, Dum Murgh Biryani and Dal Saffron which again a Saffron signature.

Talking about the palatable new menu, Chef Shiva Arora, Sous Chef, Saffron, JW Marriott Chandigarh said, that Saffron is Marriott's speciality restaurant that offers unique dining coupled with the warm Indian hospitality and Punjabi cuisine to the city people. It is high time that we offer the people of Chandigarh an epicurean journey like never before and make them go crazy over royal cuisine and slow fire cooking as the bawarchis and rakabdars of Awadh gave birth to. Talking about his specialties, Chef Mo.Mumataj shah said, that the new menu at Saffron serves up old classics from a heady combination of Punjabi, Mughlai and Awadhi cuisines. Flavourful and aromatic to the core, the new entrants have the choicest spices, dried fruits and nuts to bring alive the style and splendour of the erstwhile royal cuisine. One can also savor our special platter which comprise of kebabs, Awadhi Non-veg curry, delectable array of breads with a chattni to gratify to carvings. The new menu also brings you the most delicately cooked biryanis, tandoori dishes and regional sweetmeats to lure your palate. You can also try out oue glaoti kebabs, Kakori kebabs, ulte taw eke pranthe and Kandhari Naan. The perfect accompaniment for your meal is a premium selection of beverages with special emphasis on traditional Indian beverages found commonly in households like an Elachi Chai. The Beverage Menu offers indulgent concoctions with a touch of modernity and creativity.