Friday 30 May 2014

NIIFT Students Unveil ‘SUVYAN 2014’:A Creative Piece and Design Collections

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Chandigarh 30th May:-- 'SUVYAN 2014', a creative piece and an annual design collections show by graduating students of Textile Design Department at Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT), Mohali was unveiled at Hotel Shivlik View here today. The final presentation was an integration of the learning that the students imbibed during their rigorous 3-yr education at NIIFT. Through this exhibition of  colors, materials, finishes and techniques, students expressed individual statements as design solution for fabrics, home furnishing products and stoles etc. In all 'SUVYAN 2014' showcased 33 collections. Each student worked with an industrial client for a nearby period of 5 months which resulted in development of their individual collections and exhibition of design work.


The Chief Guest, Raminder, IAS, Director General, NIIFT & Secretary cum Director, Department of Industries and Commerce, Punjab inaugurated the exhibition and said that the work of textile design students was par excellence and the textile students have a wide scope in the market. He appreciated their hard work and effort.


Ms. Shweta Sharma, Course Co-ordinator, Textile Design Department, NIIFT said that keeping up its commitment for nurturing and promoting new talent in the Indian Textile Industry 'SUVYAN 2014' was a platform for our students to reveal their best creations. Each design presented was inimitable and  reflected student's reverence for art, culture and nature, she asserted


Mr. Vishav Bandhu, Director, NIIFT, Mohali said that Suvyan played an important role for our students to uncover their best creations. The collections were very creative, original and visually pleasing.


An eminent jury made up of Textile designers, Industry experts and Art proponent were invited to evaluate the collection for the awards. The jury included Sunil Arora, CEO, M/s Blue Moon, Ludhiana, and Sanjay Kulshreshat, Assistant VP, Nahar Fabrics, Lalru and Ravi Sharan, Design Analyst.



PGI To Organise Foot march on World No Tobacco Day

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Chandigarh 30th May:--On the Occasion of World No Tobacco Day, PGIMER, Chandigarh, is organizing a foot march on Saturday, in continuation of its efforts towards contributing a Tobacco-Free society. The march will be flagged off by Dr. A.K. Gupta, Medical Superintendent-cum-Prof & Head, Department of Hospital Administration, PGI from Reception, Nehru Hospital, PGI and after covering all the advanced centres of the Institute, will be concluded in the New OPD Block, PGI by the Director, PGIMER, Prof. Y.K. Chawla.


According to the spokesperson of the PGI, World No Tobacco Day is an official campaign marked by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is observed all over the world every year on May 31. It aims to encourage abstinence from all forms of tobacco and to draw attention towards the negative effects of tobacco consumption on health. The foot march, being organized by the Department of Hospital Administration, PGIMER, in co-operation with Carmel ex Students' Association (CESA), involves the participation from students of Carmel Convent School and St. John's High School Chandigarh. It will also involve members of CESA, faculty and residents of the department and employees from the Security and Sanitation departments of PGIMER.


The march is expected to foster awareness in the society regarding the harmful effects of tobacco consumption. It will also reinforce the implementation of Anti-tobacco efforts of the Department of Hospital Administration to make PGIMER a Smoke-Free zone and to gather social support for an effective tobacco control.


100 NCC Cadets Take Oath To Not To Smoke

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Chandigarh 30th May:-- To mark World No Tobacco Day, Max Super Speciality Hospital Mohali held an awareness program at Post Graduate Government College (PGGC), Sector 11, Chandigarh today. The program was attended by 100 NCC Cadets who belonged to Army, Air Force, Navy and Girl Wings of the Armed forces, During occasion, the Cadets took an oath to not smoke ever in their life .


Among others Brig J.S. Arora, Group Commander NCC Chandigarh, Wing Commander J. S. Jeji ,Commanding Officer, 1 Chandigarh Air Squadron NCC, Chandigarh and Dr J S Raghu, Principal, PGGC and Doctors from Oncology and Pulmonology team of MSSH, Mohali including Dr Vinay kumar, Dr Sunandan Sharma, Dr Pankaj Kumar, Dr Deepak Bhasin, and Dr Shaveta Gupta were presented during occasion.


While addressing the Cadets, Dr. Sachin Gupta, Sr Consultant, Medical Oncology, MSSH said that although Chandigarh was a no smoking city since 2007, there has been an upswing of lung cancer cases being reported. Since these were the people who have been habitual smokers since long. The risk of getting lung cancer would remain high even 20 to 30 years after leaving the habit of smoking, warned Dr Gupta. Dr. Gupta further said that The New England Journal of Medicine study found that smoking already accounts for 9,00,000 deaths a year in India. In fact, about 90 percent of lung cancer deaths in men and almost 80 percent of lung cancer deaths in women were due to smoking. People who smoke were 10 to 20 times more likely to get lung cancer or die from lung cancer than people who did not smoke.


Explaining what happens when one smoke, Dr. Sachin informed that the nicotine travelled to the bloodstream and then to the brain. This would take only 8 seconds. It would make the heart beat faster, increases the blood pressure, decreases the sense of smell and taste, makes the teeth and fingernails become yellow and makes your breath become smelly.


There were over 4000 chemicals in a single puff of cigarette smoke and 69 of them were known carcinogens, pointed out Dr. Deepak Bhasin, Sr Consultant, Pulmonology, MSSH while delivering a talk on topic 'Cigarette smoking and the youth'.  The 30% cancer deaths in India were due to tobacco use. The experts predicted 1.5 million smoking deaths in India by 2020.  Exhorting the NCC Cadets to give up tobacco, Dr. Bhasin asserted that whether it was chewing tobacco, snuff, pipes, cigars or cigarettes, they were all equally dangerous and accounted for 1 out of every 10 deaths in India.


Dr Sunandan Sharma said that as the young Indian generation would get more and more westernized, we have picked up negative ideologies of the advanced world. The pop and the pub culture have gripped the young generations.


During occasion a skit presentation was also made by the Cadets demonstrating the harmful ingredients used in tobacco products.


PGI & SBI Jointly To Organise Blood Donation Camp For Thalassemic Children

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Chandigarh 30th May:-- Thalassemic Children Welfare Association, PGI Chandigarh and  State Bank India, M.I Branch, PGI is jointly going to organize 3rd Blood Donation Camp on Saturday in Zakir Hall, Block –A, PGI Chandigarh. The camp will be inaugurated by Ashwani Bhatia, General Manager, State Bank India, L.H.O, Chandigarh.


 According to the spokesperson of the PGI, it is a 3rd blood donation camp in the series of Six Blood donation Camps. The Blood donation camp is for the to meet with the shortage of blood during summer months so as to save the lives of serious patients & Thalassaemics.







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Chandigarh 30th May:-- Hallmark Public School, Panchkula has taken a unique initiative by introducing aero-modeling and Aircraft Designing both to the school students . Accordingly the students of classes seven upwards have been put through a dozen sessions in the art of aeromodeling & Aircraft Designing under Daaman Joyia, an Expert in the field. The workshops culminated with a grand finale that saw students putting their self made 'Gliders' into the air and getting a high from it.


Mrs. Kavita Wadhwa, Principal, Hallmark Public School, said that they wanted to familiarize their students with this career learning opportunity. They saw 100% participation from students who became part of the Workshops with enthusiasm. The school bought special kits of balsa wood chuck gliders for all students to give them a real life experience of designing and engineering gliders and aeromodelling.  The initial few sessions focused on imparting theoretical knowledge about Principals of Physics that govern designing and flying of aircraft. These also taught the theorems employed in the science of flying and information on major parts of an Aircraft. The latter sessions were used to build Aero models (Chuck Gliders) by using Balsa wood.


Jivtesh Garg, Director, Hallmark Public School, said that all materials required in aero modeling were used. Construction of the 40 cm Balsa Glider from kits was undertaken. The students experimented with different wing configurations. The grand finale saw students proudly putting into flight their prized Glider models.


Daaman Joyia, The Aeromodelling Expert who conducted the workshops, said that the hard work put in by students was rewarded when they saw the Chuck Gliders made by them take flight. The gliders, made from light weight Balsa Wood were a treat to watch as they soared into the air on being chucked. He added that cutting Techniques for Balsa which included cutting the design from the wood, sanding & smoothing techniques, sanding & smoothing the Cut Balsa Designs, putting it all together, discussing concepts of balance and Centre of Gravity affecting Flight, techniques to Chuck, Chuck & Catapult Launch etc were all undertaken by the students during the workshops.




Thursday 29 May 2014

Haryana Cabinet Gives Nod For Appointment Of Sonu Narwal Kabaddi Player as DSP

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Chandigarh 29th May:-- The Haryana Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, has decided to appoint Sonu Narwal, outstanding player of Haryana PSI as Deputy Superintendent of Police. He won Gold Medal in North Zone Kabadi Championship-2009, All India Police Games at Madhuban- 2009, Asian Games at China-2010 and 58th Senior National Kabaddi North Zone Championship at Delhi – 2011, Silver Medals in Beach Asian Games at Ranchi, Jharkhand-2011, Beach Asian Games at Srilanka-2011 and Senior National Kabaddi Championship at Mumbai-2011 and Bronze Medal at 4th Beach kabaddi National Championship Vengurla Beach at Maharashtra-2010. He has been appointed DSP under the sports quota against the Ex-cadre post of DSP.

The cabinet also approved the proposal of the Home Department for granting out of turn promotion to inspector Krishan Kumar as DSP on a regular basis keeping in view his act of bravery.

Dr Kiran Bedi Launch “Aryans Special Scholarship Scheme for JK students” in J&K

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Mohali 29th May:-- Dr Kiran Bedi launched "Aryans Special Scholarship Scheme for JK students" in J&K. Thousands of students participated in the function held in Jammu and in Srinagar. Kiran Bedi also launched a Toll Free Number 1800-30000-388 on the occasion. Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group of Colleges presided over the event.

Giving this information, Dr Anshu Kataria said that 50 meritorious students were also given Scholarship Letters by Dr Kiran Bedi each in Jammu & Srinagar who were selected under various schemes of Aryans.

Dr Kiran Bedi while interacting with students said that she came to know that more than 700 JK students are studying in Aryans which is news in itself. I was pleased to honour the 4 Aryans Kashmiri girls on stage in Chandigarh who developed "Aryans Android App" and also the 4 Aryans Kashmiri boys who developed "Life saving Glove" with Nursing Team of Aryans. This shows that at Aryans, students are not only studying but also doing innovations.

Dr Bedi further said that now Aryans is launching a project especially for JK students. And my full support is with Aryans for this project. She added that the students who will be selected under this project should help other needy students after completing their studies.


SMD Little Champ School Organises Splash Pool Party

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Panchkula 29th May:-- Students of SMD Little Champ school beat the summer heat with a splash pool activity organized as part of the summer camp at the school. Children were agog with excitement of splashing water in the pool as music played out in the background. Students are being exposed to various fun activities like art & craft, gift wrapping, hand writing improvement & personality development at the camp. The Splash pool activity was very refreshing and the students presented a pretty & colourful picture flapping their tiny hands and feet in the cool water.

According to Naresh Gupta, Director, that their curriculum is activity oriented and enriched with concepts. Daycare facility is also available till 5.30 PM for working parents. Our campus is E- surveillance secured, moreover with air conditioned & spacious classrooms; there is no problem for students attending the summer camp. We also provide Air-conditioned transport facility.



Idea’s 3G Services Now Available in Chandigarh & Part Of Panjab: Idea Launches ‘3G Like Never Before’

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Chandigarh 29th May:-- Committed to providing affordable and seamless mobile data services across India, Idea Cellular, announced the launch of 3G services in Punjab today. Idea's national 3G footprints now covers 28 Indian states, with its own network set up across 13 large states, and through Intra Circle Roaming (ICR) agreements in the rest of the country. 

Idea's 3G network in Punjab will offer an experience 'Like Never Before' to customers who have waited anxiously for the state's oldest, and most preferred mobile operator, to launch 3G services. Starting from - the Capital city of Chandigarh; to the progressive, agricultural belts of Nawanshahr, Jagraon, Malerkotla and Nabha; to the industrial hub of Ludhiana – Idea's 3G network will grow to cover 170 towns across the state with 1800 3G cell sites by the end of FY15.

Speaking at the launch event, P Lakshminarayana, Chief Operating Officer - Corporate, Idea Cellular said, that having witnessed consistent growth over the last 5 years, Idea is now well poised for the next wave of mobile broadband revolution, and has been investing in spectrum acquisition, network expansion, enhancing sales and service delivery channels, to proliferate mobile data services across the country. Our recent spectrum wins in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz band has now given us the ability to further expand our 3G network, and launch 4G services in key revenue markets including Punjab, at an appropriate juncture. He further said that Idea is one of the leading mobile operators and the fastest growing in Punjab with a revenue market share of 21.3% as on Q3 FY14. With a network footprint of 4,553 sites, Idea offers 2G coverage across 227 towns and 12,103 villages in Punjab. The company is now investing in setting up a robust 3G network in the state and has the ability to launch 4G services, as well, in future. This will make Idea the only operator to offer all three mobility technologies - GSM, 3G and 4G – in Punjab, in the next few years. 

 Talking about Idea's 3G offerings, Sudhir Pradhan, Chief Operating Officer – Punjab, J&K and HP, Idea Cellular said, that Idea is the only pan-India GSM operator to offer 3G services in Punjab and we assure our customers of a 3G experience 'Like Never Before'. Idea's 3G services will offer enhanced user experience to subscribers, allowing them to stream audio and video files at high speed, enjoy social networking, and watch movies, mobile TV and play HD Games. With a wide range of 3G data usage plans and Idea-branded 3G devices at attractive prices and affordable EMIs, Idea customers can now conveniently switch from 2G to 3G in Punjab.

 Talking about tariff plan Idea's Sudhir Pradhan said that 3G tariff plans in Punjab have been designed to suit all pockets. From packs priced at Rs. 19 for 80MB data valid for 2 days, to Rs. 56 for 200MB for 7 days, and Rs. 98 for 300MB valid for 28 days, it also has unlimited 3G plans starting from Rs. 645 for uninterrupted data services for heavy data consumers. Idea will also be introducing a range of affordable 3G devices like high speed 3G NetSetter, Idea Netsmart Wi-fi Dongles, and Idea Smartphones in the Punjab market.


PGI's School of Public Health To Celebrate No Tobacco Day

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Chandigarh 29th May:-- PGI's School of Public Health is celebrating No Tobacco Day on 31st May in seminar hall of School of Public Health. Director PGI and Principal Secretary Health, Punjab has consented to be a part of function. On this occasion two releases ' Journey towards smoke-free Punjab' and ' smoke-free Compliance Assessment Guidelines' shall be released during the function. In addition, to that a SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN was launched from 26th till 31st May 2014, wherein, a PLEDGE that 'I shall not consume tobacco products and also make aware my peers and family members about harmful effects of tobacco'. The big flex banners are been displayed at strategic places within PGI like New OPD, Nehru Hospital, Advance Cardiac Centre, School of Public Health and Kairon Block.

According to the spokesperson of the PGI tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of death and diseases that poses the biggest challenges to public health today. It kills nearly 54 lakhs people globally and more than 12 lakhs Indians every year. According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey Report 2009-2010 (GATS) one third adults are using tobacco in some form or other in India. Nearly 15% of the young children in the age group of 13-15 use tobacco in smoke form or other (Global Youth Tobacco Survey-2009) while 27.4% boys and 8.3% girls in the age group of 15-24 use tobacco (GATS).

Every year on 31st May is observed as World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and to advocate for effective policies to reduce consumption of tobacco and tobacco products. In this year, WNTD 2014 theme is "RAISE TAXES ON TOBACCO", since it is proved through various research findings that tax rise are the most effective means of reducing tobacco consumption.



Monday 26 May 2014

UT Home Secretary Releases Fortis Doctor’s Book on Kidney Transplant

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Chandigarh 26th May: -- Kidney donation within family should be primarily encouraged to deal with problem of compatible kidneys needed for kidney transplantations. But with the advancement of science, we have come to a phase wherein even the incompatible kidneys are working wonders. This was stated by Chandigarh's Home Secretary, Anil Kumar while releasing a book on Incompatible Blood Type Kidney Transplant here today. Authored by Dr Priyadarshi Ranjan, the transplant surgeon at Fortis Hospital Mohali, the book release function also had Regional Director (North), Fortis Healthcare, Col Harinder Singh Chehal.

Speaking at the event UT Home Secretary, Anil Kumar said that need of this book was to quell fears in the mind of people who do not get compatible kidneys for kidney transplant operations. The book is the first in the country that elucidates how kidney transplant is possible even when donor and recipient have different blood groups. He added from successfully carrying out kidney transplants, highly skilled doctors are now even incompatible donor exchanges, thus giving hope to thousands of patients.

Having trained in the Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program from the prestigious Johns Hopkins, Dr Ranjan said, that Doctors across globe and also now in India have started transplanting kidneys across blood group. People need to be aware of these developments so that their miseries on dialysis can end by getting a kidney transplant. He added that provisions of Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA) of India are very strict and they only allow close or blood relatives to donate a kidney to their loved ones. Additionally, since many families in today's date are nuclear, not many donors are available.  We come across many patients every day whose family member is ready to donate a kidney, but since their blood groups do not match, they cannot get the transplant done, he revealed.

Talking about the kidney transplant programme at Fortis Hospital Mohali, Col Harinder Singh Chehal said the book, which has been written in simple language, will be distributed free of cost. On the occasion, three patients who benefitted from incompatible type kidney transplant at Fortis Mohali shared their experiences. Patients Om Prakash, Santosh Kumari and Saroj got a new lease of life as they received a kidney transplant, which was previously deemed impossible for years.

Dr Ranjan said that in India, we have just started to take on these highly specialized kidney transplant surgeries, whereas in developed centers of world, it has now become a standard.  He added that until now, a transplant patient could only receive an organ from someone with a compatible blood type. An organ from an incompatible blood type would be perceived as foreign and vulnerable to attack by the recipient's natural antibodies. Now, through a process of immune conditioning, a recipient is able to receive a kidney from a donor of a different blood type.


Indo-Global College Organises Placement Drive

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Mohali 26th May:-- Indo Global Colleges achieved 100% of MBA 2014 batch. While giving information about placements of different streams Chairman, Surinder Kumar Singla said that six placement drives resulted in very attractive placement achievement. The whole batch of MBA had many options and the entire batch of 2014 got placed on average salary package of 4 lacs per annum. Out of total 442 students in final year of 2014 engineering batch, 383 have got good placements. In B.Tech Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology Branches out of total 128 students, 102 got placed with average salary package of 3.60 lacs per annum, in Civil Engineering out of 73 students 71 got placements on average salary of. 3.68 lacs per annum, in B.Tech Mechanical Engineering out of 72 students 67 got placed on average salary of 4 lacs per annum, in B. Tech Electronics & Communication Engineering out of 143 students 121 got placed on average salary of 3.20 lacs per annum

Indo Global CEO Manav Singla while giving Information said that the biggest attraction for the students this year was the recruitment drive held by Indian Army and Indian Navy for recruitment of Commissioned Officers. He further added that other remained students are either interested to join a business or want to join job in their home town. He further urged students to work hard to be successful in life.


PGI Organise National Workshop on Operational Research

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Chandigarh 26th May: -- School of Public Health, PGI, Chandigarh organized a National Workshop on Operational Research: Writing a research paper from 26 to 31st May 2014. This workshop shall be attended by participants from across the country. This six days workshop will enable the participants to identify research question, effectively write the methods and results and make relevant interpretations in tobacco control research. This course will thus empower researchers in skills of scientific writing and develop confidence to write further scientific papers.

Dr. Arun K. Aggarwal (Chairperson) and Dr. Sonu Goel (Organising Secretary) told that there is lot of secondary data available with us which can provide answers to many policy related issues, however, the scientific fraternity lack capacity to write research paper from existing secondary data. During the workshop, a data set of Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) shall be provided to the participants. They will identify relevant policy oriented research question from the data set and draft a research paper during the workshop. The workshop shall provide hands on training to participants on how to write a research paper. The key facilitators of the workshop are Dr Rana. J. Singh, Senior Technical Advisor, The UNION; Dr Ajay MV Kumar, Technical Advisor (OR Course), The UNION; Mr Pranay Lal and Mr Ravinder Kumar,  The UNION; Mr Vishal Dogra, Save the Children; Dr Arun Aggarwal and Dr. Sonu Goel from PGIMER, Chandigarh. This is the first such course in PGIMER Chandigarh and perhaps in this region of country. Dr Ajay MV Kumar and Dr. Sonu Goel has been facilitator of South Asia OR Course organised for international participants. The course is supported by Indian Council of Medical Research, Medical Council of India and International UNION against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases. 


Max Hospital Organise Health Talk On ‘Common Eye Problems:100 Senior Citizens Attend

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Mohali 26th May:-- As many as 100 Senior Citizens attended a health talk on 'common eye problems in elderly' at Max Super Speciality Hospital (MSSH), Mohali today. Addressing them, Dr Harpreet Kapoor, Sr Consultant, Ophthalmology, MSSH said that glaucoma is the 3rd leading cause of blindness in India, with 12 million people affected by it that accounted for nearly 13% of the country's blindness. Glaucoma could affect any age group, including newborn, infants, children but it was most prevalent in the elderly.

 Dr Harpreet Kapoor said that blindness from glaucoma was irreversible and could cause a permanent loss of vision. So early detection was the key to preserve vision in Glaucoma. People at risk include those over 40 years of age, those with Glaucoma in the family and those with diseases like diabetes, hypertension or people using steroid containing preparations over a long duration. Terming it as silent thief of sight, Dr Harpreet Kapoor said that Glaucoma would lead to damage of the nerve fibres which helped us see. It was usually associated with increase in the pressure of the eyes and often did not cause symptoms in the early stages. By the time the person would get any symptoms, majority of the damage was done, which was irreversible.

Talking about the other eyes disorders that could affect the geriatric age group, Dr Kapoor informed that in Cataract the normal transparent lens of the eye become cloudy. As cataract progressed the light rays could not pass through the cloudy lens to reach the retina and as a result the person was unable to see clearly. Cataracts often formed slowly causing no pain or redness in the eye. In the early stages cataract caused increasing glare and haloes around light, difficulty in night driving and sometimes even frequent change in glasses.  With advances in technology and availability of state of the art machines, cataract surgery was now a very safe procedure with a high success rate.


​Special Sanitation Campaign To Enhance The Beauty of Banur City: Sidhu

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Mohali 26th May:-- A special sanitation campaign will be initiate for Historical town Banur, falling under SAS Nagar district. In this campaign proper cleanliness of roads, management of waste water & drains will be ensured to minimise the damage during monsoons & to avoid breeding of flies & mosquitoes during rains. These directions were given by Deputy Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu while he was addressing a meeting with officers of Municipal Council Banur at District Administrative Complex.

Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu directed the officers of Municipal Council for laying premix within a week on main road approaching towards grain market. The estimated cost for this road is Rs. 47 lacs & Rs. 34 lacs have been spent for the same so far. Deputy Commissioner also directed for repair & renovation work of other roads inside Grain market and also directed to ensure proper cleanliness so that the farmers could not face any problem. Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that illegal encroachments will not be accepted at any cost. He directed the officers concerned to take appropriate action against the persons for illegal encroachments and report the same within 24 hrs.

Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu directed the officials to enhance the beauty of Municipal Park situated within the city, so that the residents of the Banur city could be benefitted. He directed the officers to install musical fountains at there. Sh. Sidhu said that Rs. 4 crore 13 lacs were spent during last year for development works of Banur city.

 It is worth mentioning at here that with endless efforts of Deputy Commissioner, the new Bus stand of Banur gets operational and due to this, approximate Rs. 8000/- per day got added in the daily income of Municipal Council. Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that for showrooms near bus stand, proper land will be allotted, which in turn will increase the income of Municipal Council. Deputy Commissioner directed the officers present to work with dedication & also said that he in person will inspect the progress of development works after 15 days.


Power Supply To Part Of Mohali Effect Partially On Tuesday

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Mohali 26th May:-- The power supply to Phase 3B2,3B1,Sec-70,Phase-7,Sec-71  and nearby areas shall be effected partially, on Tuesday from 08-30 hrs. to 10-30 hrs., due to urgent maintenance work of  66 KV S/S Sec-71 and all 11 kv feeder running from this.


Saturday 24 May 2014

AVON India Join Hands with Mohit Narang Renowned Cosmetologist & Skin Care Expert

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Chandigarh 24th May: --To motivate women's that how to care & protect their skin from UV-A & UV-V rays, Avon Beauty Products India (P) Ltd., brings on board Mohit Narang, one of the renowned cosmetologist in India with a wealth of knowledge in the Cosmetology and skincare arena pioneering several training programs and conducting multiple workshops on skin care across the globe. Mohit Narang gave his expert views to the womens about Acne & Pigmentation.

Mohit has been imparting education on advance skin treatments across the globe at par with international standards. He has been associated with renowned professional skin care brands including KLAPP Cosmetics (Germany), Phytomo (USA) and MediSpaLaboratory & Technology (USA). He has been also been a pioneer in conducting several International Training Programs for Indian aestheticians including participation in Beauty Congress Germany, and specialized training programs in Turkey, Hong Kong, Macau, Dubai, Bangkok to name a few. A beauty veteran who has been professionally trained and educated in Germany, Mohit Narang has a deep knowledge of cosmetology, and is one of the most prominent personalities in the field of skincare in India. He has more than a decade of experience in this field and is popularly known as the GURU of Modern Aesthetics!

Mohit Narang on his appointment as Skin Care Expert, Avon India said that he is honored to join the Avon family. As a cosmetologist, it is exciting to partner with a brand that not only makes quality products, but also works on empowering woman. He looks forward to engaging with the consumers and guides them towards a evolved skincare regimen for timeless beauty. He also  suggests womens that how to take care of their skin & how get best beauty pack at their own at home with the best products available in the market.

Ujjwal Mukhopadhyay Managing Director, Avon India said we are excited to associate with Mohit Narang, he will add a new dimension to the brand with his expertise in skincare trends. His instinctive knowledge coupled with the ability to connect with consumers will create a brand experience in a whole new way.


17th PGI-ICMR-WHO: National Training Course on Fungal Infections Concludes

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Chandigarh 24th May: -- The 17th PGI-ICMR-WHO National Training Course on fungal infections was concluded today with a valedictory function at Department of Medical Microbiology, PGI, Chandigarh. Prof. Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Head, Department of Medical Microbiology presided over the function and distributed the certificates to the participants. In today's morning sessions Prof. Ashim Das of Pathology Department discussed the tissue reactions in fungal infections. Dr. M R Shivaprakash discussed the method of identification of medically important fungi. He discussed the techniques in an interactive session. In an interactive session on issues and program implementation, all participants discussed the present scenario of different mycology laboratories of this country.


IIAFT Students’ Unique Designs Shine At Lavanya 14

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Chandigarh 24th May: -- Institute of Interior & Fashion Technology - IIAFT -Mohali  and CHD CITI Centre, Zirakpur  presented  "LAVANYA  2014" the Institute's Annual Show in The Altius Boutique Hotel , Chandigarh . The Chief Guest for the show was N K Sharma , Chief Parliamentary Secretary (CPS), Govt. of Punjab. The students of MBA, BSC / BBA in Fashion designing, Interior designing  , AMM and GMT,  courses showcased their creativity by designing awesome collections for their Fashion Show, "LAVANYA  2014"

Giving details of the show Kawaljeet Singh, Director of IIAFT-Mohali said, that students were given a choice of themes to design their collections. These were Elegant Mayuri, Adortic Blush, Almarine, Nazaakat and Paperina. The  collections have been designed beautifully keeping in mind the fashion forecast of the coming year and the latest trends according to the taste of modern generation , using fabrics like – Shimmer , Crepe, Satin,  Self Net, Georgette, Chiffon, Silk , Velvet , etc. Surface Ornamentation is given with Embroidery in semi precious stones, sequins, Laces and Ribbons etc.

 The young designers who showcased their talent and their chosen themes were: Adortic Blush by Deeksha, Almarine by Shewta Pathania, Elegant Mayuri by Abhimanyu, Nazaakat by Daljeet Kaur Virk and Paperina by Kusum, Amana, Simranjit, Poorva, Shilpa, Silky and Sukhwinder Kaur. A total number of 60 dresses were presented by International model, Super model and Fashion Week models like, Katrina, Ruby, Sasha, Alexandra, Aastha , Yoshiki  and many more.

Apart from Foreign Models the other USP of event was that the music played out during  different rounds was by DJ Rafcy, who is a celebrity music provider and has done the score for Saif Ali Khan-Kareena wedding reception and parties of celebrities like Shilpa Shetty  & Shah Rukh Khan.


Tulip World School To Organise Summer Camp

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Chandigarh 24th May: -- With the onset of Summer Break in schools, children have plenty of time on their hands. This time can be utilized gainfully by engaging in constructive activities. In this direction a Summer Camp -- 'Camp for Champs' is being organized at Tulip World School, Sector-7, Panchkula from 26th May 2014 to 14th June.

Ms. Anjali Makin, organiser, said that the purpose of this upcoming camp is to give students an option to do something useful during vacations. There are a host of activities to choose from. Both Western & classical Dance sessions will be there, carpentry, art - craft, Sports Sessions, Water Play, Cartoon Quiz etc are all part of the camp. She further said that some unique activities of summer camp are imagine n Dream (Rang Manch), Enhancing Skills (Categorized), Art of Living (Inspirational Activities), Lecture by professional Child Psychologist, Wildlife Videos, Mud Craft, Storytelling with pictures and props, GK on current affairs, Anger Management, Time management, relaxation exercise, nature walk, kids movie screening.

 The camp will be on from 10 AM till 1 PM daily, one can choose a preferred activity and register by calling:  +91 9988168397, 9216513222, 0172-6501222


The Holy Wonder School Organises Art Workshop

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Mohali 24th May:-- The Holy Wonders School organized a workshop of creative art using coloured paper to make flowers like lotus, wall hangings, dolls & rangoli designs. In this workshop participants learnt how to create a stunning center piece. The objective of the workshop was to stimulate the young brains of the school to be imaginative, innovative & creative. The students enjoyed the workshop while trying their hand on different piece of arts. This class also included an introduction into color theory; how to choose the right colour of flowers.

While speaking at the moment Principal Premjit Grover said that such show encourages children to express themselves through art, craft & sculpting. Such an artistic display of talent helps children to become more productive using their imaginative skills. Besides this due to such workshops students learn cooperation and team work which will helpful for them to become responsible citizens.  She further added that their efforts would be to bring significant positive and creative changes among students. Through these workshops, we aim to contribute towards an innovative, advanced and futuristic education system where creative thoughts could breathe freely.



Oakridge International School To Organise 6 days IOT Arsenal Soccer School Camp

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Mohali 24th May:-- Oakridge International School will be hosting a 6-day India on Track Arsenal Soccer Schools Camp at its campus for the children between 6 to 16 years of age for both boys and girls of the Tri-City. The highlight of the camps will be the training imparted by highly qualified and Arsenal trained foreign coaches who will ensure the key principles of playing the Arsenal way in the camp.

Pranjala Das, Principal, Oakridge International School informed that India on Track aims to create recreational opportunities for children to learn and play a sport and imbibe the essential skills, fitness, technical and mental fortitude along with the satisfaction of participating in a whole and productive activity. This camp will provide soccer loving children of the Tri-City a chance to learn from this inspiring soccer programme which is going to commence from 2nd June to 7th June at Oakridge campus. Morning batch 9 to 10:30 AM or the evening batch 4:30 to 6PM can be chosen by the children. She said that  free Transport will be provided for the participants from various selected points of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. For further information on the IOT Arsenal Soccer Schools camps at Oakridge logon to or call 1800-200-8171.



Thursday 22 May 2014

Bindass’ Is Coming Up With New Show ‘Love By Chance’ - Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai

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Chandigarh 22nd May: -- Bindass, India's youth entertainment brand is all set to enthrall audiences with its latest offering 'Love by Chance'. The show offers a refreshing, fun and lighthearted take on relationships and how love can flourish when people give it a chance in the most unlikely of meetings/situations. The new show will feature 26 delightful stories, (one every week) inspired by various real life moments of two young people who bump into each other and find love…just 'by chance'.  The show is going to be on air only on bindass at 07 pm.  on Saturday, May 31st, 2014.

"Bindass' shows based on love and relationships seen through the youth's point-of-view have always resonated with our young audience. With Love By Chance, we will further strengthen our positioning in the relationship space. What makes this show different from our previous relationship based shows such as Emotional Atyachaar and Yeh Hai Aashiqui is humor as the underlying theme and the treatment of the show; which is more on the lines of a romantic comedy. With this show we expect to expand our audience base and make inroads across TV viewers", says Shalini Sethi, Director Content, Media Networks – Disney India.

The unique concept of the show will drive home the message that love can happen even in unforeseen situations and today's youth have the courage and confidence to give it a chance to grow. Each episode of Love by Chance will feature stories recreated by actors and elaborated by the host of the show. Love By Chance will see popular Bollywood actor and stand-up comedian, Kavi Shastri presenting these delightful stories as the sutradhaar of the show. He will play an instrumental role in introducing the characters and situations to the audiences in his own way.

Kavi Shashtri, host of Love By Chance, said that Love is a universal emotion and I am getting a chance to present it like never before. Most of us have a story to tell on how we met that special someone in our life in the strangest of ways. Love By Chance is a collection of such stories that will appeal to most youngsters as it talks about issues closer to their heart like Love & relationships in a light hearted manner. As a stand-up comedian I have learnt how to connect with my audience, through this show I intend to add a fresh perspective to the way love is portrayed.

The channel has also unveiled a music video preceding the launch of the show on the hummable sound track of the show composed by popular music director Abhishek Arora, which truly captures the essence of the show.


International Models To Walk The Ramp At IIAFT’s Annual Show ‘Lavanya 2014’

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Chandigarh 22nd May: -- Institute of Interior & Fashion Technology - IIAFT -Mohali and CHD CITI Centre, Zirakpur will present 'LAVANYA  2014' the Institute's Annual Fashion Show in The Altius Boutique hotel , Chandigarh on May 23. This was announced at a Media Conference in Chandigarh by the students of MBA, BSC/ BBA in Fashion Designing, Interior designing who have designed awesome collections for "LAVANYA-2014". Their designs and creativity will be showcased by top National and International level models, These models too participated in the Press Conference. 

Kawaljeet Singh, Chairman IIAFT-Mohali said, that the students were given a choice of themes. The elegant and beautiful collections meet the latest trend. A total number of 60 dresses are going to be displayed by International models and fashion week models like Katrina, Ruby, Sasha, Alexandra, Aastha, Yoshiki and many more. He added that the USP of the event is that DJ Rafcy, who is a celebrity music provider and has done music for Saif Ali Khan-Kareena wedding reception and parties of celebrities like Shilpa Shetty  & Shah Rukh Khan, will be doing the music score for the event.

 Kawaljeet Singh, further said that the Institute is providing best facilities to students with industry oriented programmes and training. The students get placement with all top most fashion export houses of the country with the help of a well qualified Principal & experienced faculty members. He said that Designer students who will showcase their talent along with their chosen themes will be Deeksha, Daljit Kaur Virk, Abhimanyu Kumar, Shweta, Amanat, Kusum, Poorva, Simranjit Kaur, Silky, Shilpa and Sukhvinder Kaur. 

 The Principal Sponsor of the event CHD CITI centre, Director Pankaj Gupta, and Raman Khurana, Head (Sales) CHD CITI centre were also present at the Press Meet of "LAVANYA 2014". Pankaj Gupta, Director, CHD CITI centre said, that it's a great honour to be a principal partner with IIAFT- Mohali for the Institute's Annual Show "LAVANYA  2014" . We, at Chandigarh Citi Centre take pride in presenting the biggest retail market at the most promising location of Zirakpur.


Fun & Frolic Day Of Pool arty For Students of Anee’s School

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Mohali 22nd May:-- It was a fun and frolic day for students of Anee's school here today, The school organized a summer cool party for the students in the campus. The little ones enjoyed the splash pool, drinks and fruits to beat the heat .They played in swimming pool wearing crowns of different summer fruits. The teachers explained the importance of fruits and juices, lassi, curd and encouraged them to have these entire daily to keep them energetic in the hot summer. The kids also enjoyed playing in sand pits. Each of them had own special angle of enjoyment with no compulsion to conform to a pattern.. The motive for the act as effective stress busters in the hectic school schedule and also help to create an environment that is conducive to the general growth and development of young minds.

Aneet Goel, Director Anee's group of schools said that it is very important for the education authorities to ensure that students are not over burdened with the school curriculum and are able to devote sufficient time for the overall personality development. Principal Mrs Harpreet Grewal appreciated the efforts and encouraged the little ones to take fruits in their regular meals