Thursday 30 April 2015

‘Rajasthan Ideal Destination for Punjab-Businessman to expand Their Base

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Chandigarh 30th April:- The Government of Rajasthan in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized investors' meet. The Hon'ble Minister for Medical, Health, Family Welfare & Ayurveda, Government of Rajasthan, Rajendra Rathore, was the chief guest of the meet.  The event is part of a series of roadshows being held across India and abroad to promote investment opportunities in Rajasthan and to invite investors to the Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit which will be held in Jaipur on November 19-20, 2015. The delegation from Rajasthan is led by Rajendra Rathore and includes Kuldeep Ranka, Secretary, Agriculture & Horticulture, Assistant General Manager Business Promotion, RIICO Sunil Gupta and officials from Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Jaipur Chapter and Bureau of Investment Promotion (BIP).

Rajendra Rathore said that punjab is recognised as a big hub for textiles, agro products and light engineering goods. We are here to explore opportunities for linkages across sectors such as these.   He further said that Rajasthan offers major advantages like its vast mineral resources; close proximity to the northern and western markets of India; educated and skilled labour force; and investor-friendly State Government. This is an opportune time to explore investment opportunities in the State.

S S Bhogal, Chairman, CII Punjab State Council, in his address at the event, commended the state government's pro-industry approach. He said that CII is happy to note the new initiatives the state government is taking to promote investment. The focus is on ease of doing business. This will motivate industry within and outside to invest in Rajasthan ".He highlighted the recent announcement by Rajasthan to spend Rs 4000 crore in developing green corridors in Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jodhpur and Bikaner which would lead to balanced regional growth in the State.

Kishore Khaitan, Managing Director, Basant Wire Industries Pvt Ltd shared his experience of investing in the State. He said that "The announcement of the New Solar Policy and the introduction of the Rajasthan Investment Promotion Scheme are welcome steps. The state government has systematically created a policy environment that nurtures private enterprise.

Ranka, Secretary, Agriculture & Horticulture, said that Rajasthan is a leading producer of coarse cereals, pulses, gram, oilseeds and seed spices. A huge opportunity thus lies for prospective investors in agro-based industry in conventional and high-value segments



Trailer of ‘Oh Yaara Ainvayi Ainvayi Lut Gaya’ Launch

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Chandigarh 30th April:- Just a few days back, shooting of this film was going on in town, and now, the trailer is ready. It is Punjabi film 'Oh Yaara Ainvayi Ainvayi Lut Gaya', the trailer of which was launched on Wednesday at city's Elante Mall. This presentation of Father and Son Films stars singer-actor Jassi Gill and TV's favorite girl and Big Boss winner Gauahar Khan who will be seen playing husband and wife. This romantic comedy has been produced by Mukesh Sharma and Khushwant Gill. Director of the film is Raj Sinha who was the creative director of the same production house's last hit film 'Jatt James Bond'. Raj is professionally a film editor and has been associating with Dharmesh Darshan. He also has written screenplays of a few Bollywood films. Along with Jassi and Gauahar, B.N. Sharma, Karamjit Anmol and Rana Ranbir will also be seen in main characters. The film has been made in a light-hearted manner so that the families can enjoy together.

Producer Mukesh Sharma said that people these days do not have much time, so we focused on making a film where they can leave their worries outside the movie hall. The topic is about husband-wife's love and war which is the story of every household. Every family member would be able to relate to this film laughingly. Producer further added that comedy is such a genre which could be called 'evergreen'. No matter how weird people talk about such films but at the end of the day the audiences want to laugh out loud and welcome comedy films with open hearts. We hope our film makes a place for itself in audiences' hearts as well as their homes.

Jassi Gill said that playing such character wasn't much tough as we usually see love and conflict between a couple in our homes and families. He can undoubtedly say whichever couple will go to watch this film, would walk out with much more love for each other. Gauahar, while working in this film, enjoyed the Punjabi culture and hospitality. She said that professionalism in Punjabi cinema is no less than that in Mumbai but she could feel more love and attachment here which is also the topic of our film.


Experts from Trinity College Dublin Delivers Lecture at Thapar University

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Chandigarh 30th April:- Thapar University, Patiala hosted a lecture on Irish and Indian history by a global expert from Trinity College Dublin at the university campus today. This comes just a few months after Thapar University's contemporisation agreement with the Dublin-based College. A key feature of the agreement relates to faculty exchange programmes.

Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, a globally renowned scholar of early modern Irish history, delivered a rare talk on the theme ''Ireland, India and the British empire''. She drew a parallel between the Irish and Indian freedom movements, offering a rather uncommon insight into a facet of history not well known in India. The professor elaborated on how Ireland was often the policy laboratory from where policies were imported by the erstwhile British Raj and foisted on pre-independence India. A visiting professor of history at Jawaharlal Nehru University, the widely respected Prof Ohlmeyer has also founded the School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin.

Thapar University Director Prof Prakash Gopalan said that as part of this roadmap to benchmark Thapar University with global standards, an exercise of internal overhaul of all our processes is underway, ranging from pedagogy to research and faculty to curriculum. We are aligning with the Trinity way of teaching with more emphasis on research-inspired teaching than classroom instruction. We have already moved away from a content-based education system to an outcome-based one.



Renault Lodgy to Fuel Renault’s Expansion in India

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Chandigarh 30th April:- Renault India, one of the country's fastest growing automobile manufacturers, launched the all new Renault Lodgy at an introductory entry-level pricing of Rs. 8.30 Lakh (ex-showroom, Chandigarh), offering customers a compelling value proposition. With this, Renault marks its foray into the rapidly growing MPV segment in India. Lodgy will come in 7 variants with an introductory price range of Rs. 8.30 – 11.90 Lakh (ex-showroom, Chandigarh).

Over the last 3 years, Renault has already become one of the fastest growing automobile manufacturers and the number 1 European automobile brand in the country.A hallmark of its growth remains its commitment to innovation and this is highlighted in theRenault Lodgy. Lodgy breaks new ground in performance, fuel efficiency, comfort and features, combining the best offerings of a sedan, and the space and convenience of a MPV.

Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations said that Renault Lodgy is a breakthrough product that will redefine the benchmark of performance and convenience of the MPV segment. Itcomes with features and services that are people centric, addressing real customer needs and will cater to a diverse set of customers.We have priced it extremely competitively, and we are confident that Lodgy will create a new segment in the Indian automotive industry, as we have successfully done with Duster in the recent past. He added that we have a very clear focus on establishing ourselves in the growing and volume segments of the Indian automobile industry. Alongside our aggressive product introduction plans, we are also determined to offer customers the best experience with our brand and will continue to introduce several initiatives towards achieving that..







Maharishi Dayanand Public School organizes Poster Making Competition

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Chandigarh 30th April:- Maharishi Dayanand Public School Daria, Chandigarh organized a Poster Making Competition on water resources day in collaboration with Environment Department, Chandigarh. Many students participated in the competition. This competition was divided into two categories i.e., junior and senior. Through the competition students expressed that water is an essential resource for all life on the planet. Forest is nature's water factories. Forests capture, store, purify and release clean water. As the global population grows, so demand for fresh water increases. On the earth only three percent of water is fresh. Fresh water is exploiting by mankind in ever increasing demand for sanitation, drinking, manufacturing, leisure and agriculture. Many people who live in dry region face water scarcity. Many water systems around the world are currently overtaxed and some have already collapsed. People should protect drinking water. Innovative solutions can serve as models for conservation anywhere on earth. All should work to break down barriers that exist between conservation and health. Clean water should be promoted for all.  

In junior category Tiya, Anchal, Khushi and suman bagged first, second third and consolation prize while Pardeep,  Lovlesh,  Ankush  and Surya Prakash Diwvedi  in senior category got first, second, third  and consolation position prizes.

Principal Dr.Vinod Kumar gave away prizes to the winners. He told that the main aim of this competition was to create awareness about water resources.

CGC Landran Gets Best Industry Interface Engineering College Awarded

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Chandigarh 30th April:- Chandigarh Group of Colleges Landran awarded the Best Industry Interface Engineering College by Prime Time Research Media Private Limited in an award ceremony held in The Lalit Hotel, Connaught Place, New Delhi. Kirti Azad Member Parliament & Former Cricketer honoured Principal Dr. B Pattnaik during the function.

While explaining the reason of award he told that college has made positive efforts in bringing young professionals near to their core area of activity by persistent interaction with the industry. The institution has been adopting the globally relevant best practices to create a continuous stream of future student leaders, continuously improving upon the past. The students are always guided to make them industry ready.

Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chairman & Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, President of CGC while expressing his ecstasy said that CGC aims at fostering excellent working relationship between the college and partner industries. They further added that it is the persistent hard work of the institution as a whole which is being recognized the world over. We have tie ups with institutions across the world and that always helps us in sharpening our skills for achieving our goals. 



Vodafone Reduces National Roaming Tarrifs

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Chandigarh 30th April:- Vodafone India, one of India's leading telecommunications service providers, has announced the revised roaming tariffs on National Roaming effective May 1, after the telecom regulator has slashed ceiling rates.  Vodafone customers will now pay less for both local and STD calls on National Roaming. On roaming, for all outgoing local calls, a ceiling of 80 paise/minute has been fixed from the earlier Rs 1/min, and for STD calls it is Rs 1.15/min from earlier Rs 1.5/min. For incoming calls on roaming, a ceiling of 45 paise/minute has been fixed from the earlier 75 paise/minute. Vodafone Customers will now pay up to 75% less for texts while on roaming. For a local text, it is 25 paise compared to Rs 1 before; and for STD texts, 38 paise from Rs 1.50 earlier, in accordance with the Telecom Regulator Authority of India (TRAI) guidelines.


Bajaj Auto Launches the New Age Pulsar Range

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Chandigarh 30th April:- Bajaj Auto today unveiled the Pulsar Adventure Sport series with Pulsar AS 200 and Pulsar AS150 together with the fully faired Pulsar RS 200. This new range offers a world class styling and performance which is unmatched by any other competitive product offering.

According to Sumeet Narang, VP Marketing, Bajaj Auto Ltd. That the new age Pulsars is showcase of the R&D prowess of the company. We have constantly innovated to ensure that the Pulsars stayed well ahead-on performance, technology, styling and class leading features. The development of range of such differentiated superlative products within a short span of time is a rare phenomenon in this industry. He further added that today Pulsar range sells more than 55,000 units every month in the domestic sports motorcycle market with a leadership market share of 43% making it India's no.1 Sports bike for 14 years in a row.  We are confident that this new offerings will enable us to take that share closer to 50%. With Pulsar NS, AS and RS range, Bajaj is catering to all the possible needs of customer who is looking for a sporty, stylish and powerful bike.

The Pulsar Adventure Sport series will be a delight to young bikers who want to fulfil their need of daily city riding, while at the same time desire to explore our vast and incredible outdoors over the weekends. These new generation bikes are a winning combination of easy handling in traffic and raw brutal power when one needs it. The Pulsar AS 200 is priced at Rs 91,948 and the Pulsar AS 150 at Rs 79,396 ex-showroom Chandigarh. They are available in three colours – Red, Black and Blue.

The Pulsar RS200 demonstrates the design, fit and finish of the dream super sports bike that Indian youth would love to ride on. The muscular yet aerodynamic bike with its Pulsar design character, stylish front fairing and evolved performance dynamics entices you to race. Once astride, the HD focus twin projector headlights tame the darkest roads with devil's eyes. The high intensity crystal LED tail lamp mesmerizes other riders that it leaves behind. The new Pulsar is in a position to completely change the dynamics and expectations in the Super-sport segment. The Pulsar RS 200 starts at Rs. 1,18,395 (non-ABS version) and comes at Rs.1,30,390 (ABS version) ex-showroom Chandigarh.



11 Officials Retires From PGI

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Chandigarh 30th April:- Prof. Yogesh Chawla, Director PGI honored eleven officers/officials on their superannuation today by presenting mementoes to them.  Sushil Thakur, Financial Adviser handed over beneficiary cheques comprising GPF, gratuity and group insurance. Respective Heads of Departments wished them well in life by presenting bouquets to them.



New public School Hold Inter School Painting Competition To Mark Water Resource Day

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Chandigarh 30th April:- To mark Water Resource Day, The Eco Club of New Public School under the aegis of Environment Department, Chandigarh Administration organized an Inter School Painting Competition in its school. The Eco Club at New Public School celebrates this day every year to create awareness amongst children and their elders about the significance of conserving water and to make judicious use of it while doing the every single routine activities. One should keep in mind that water is precious and we have to value each drop of water. Satish Kaushik (Artist ) from Govt. Medical College Sec-32, Chandigarh and Ishwar Chander Free lance artist were the esteemed judges on the occasion and they evaluated the paintings made by the Students .

In the completion held today almost 130 Students from 22 different school of the Tricity participated. Students were divided in 2 two categories namely, juniors (VI to VIII) and Seniors (IX to X). Whereas the students in Juniors category were given topic "SAVE WATER", the students on the Senior Category were given topic "Shapes and Shades of water".

Ex Deputy Mayor & Councilor, MC Chandigarh, Davesh Moudgil was the chief guest on the occasion and he gave away the prizes to the winners of both the categories. In his brief address to the students he applauded the initiative taken by the school.




Ruchi Soya Signs Two MOUs with Government of Maharashtra

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Chandigarh 30th April:- Ruchi Soya Industries Limited (Ruchi Soya), India's number one edible oil and soya foods company recently entered into two MOUs with the state in the presence of the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis. The MOUs with a commitment of Rs. 500 crore will focus on building and entire value chains for soya, tomato and other cultivators in the state. These efforts will have a special emphasis towards farmers of the drought prone regions of Vidarbha and Marathwada. The Rs. 500 crore investments will be spread over a period of three years. The memorandum of understanding was signed by Dinesh Shahra (Founder & Managing Director), Sarvesh Shahra (CEO-FMCG Business) on behalf of Ruchi Soya Industries Limited and Vikas Deshmukh, Commissioner, Agriculture, Government of Maharashtra in the august presence of the Hon'ble Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

 Under the terms of the agreement, Ruchi Soya will create an entire value chain for farmers which will see end to end activities for the farming community. The company will extend its services to Soya and Tomato farmers in the state and help them undertake pre harvest activities like providing high quality seeds, pesticides and insecticides to farmers. The company aims to reach out to over two lakh tomato farmers through this initiative.  In the post-harvest stage, besides procuring the produce, the company will also build agri-infrastructure to help the farmer store his produce (cold as well as dry storage space). The company will also support the farmer with renewable energy solutions like Rooftop Solar Power Generation, and Advanced Biomass gasification based Tri-generation.

Commenting on the MOU, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis said that the Maharashtra Government has signed deals with Ruchi Soya Industries Limited as part of its efforts to scale up the Public Private Partnership for Integrated Agriculture Development (PPP-IAD) initiative in the next five years. The company will work closely with the state government in setting up value chain development. This agreement will also help in utilising best agricultural practices to increase productivity.

Dinesh Shahra, Founder and Managing Director of Ruchi Soya Industries Limited said that they are delighted to be partnering with the state government in the initiative to come up with a long term solution for the drought hit farmers of the State. This is a small beginning and going forward we expect to contribute further through similar partnerships.



Glitterati Events Organizes Quiz Contest on Law & Beauty

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Chandigarh 30th April:- It was a unique quiz contest show, where women have not only discussed beauty and entertainment but they also brainstormed on various laws enacted in country constitution to make them safer against crime. The quiz which focused on law and beauty was organised by city based Glitterati Events at Rotary Club, Chandigarh here today where over 70 women from tricity including Women Power Club, Panchkula and Rotary Club, Chandigarh took part with much zest and zeal. The quiz has 7 segments including health, beauty, law awareness, culture, tradition, entertainment and punctuality.

Various questions on health were asked from participants. In beauty segment the participants knowledge were tested on treatment difference now and old times on blemish, long hair care, acne and wrinkles.  Under entertainment and culture segment the skills of participates were checked on questions like name of any 5 famous traditional songs of any state, any 5 latest ornaments, 5 metal used in utensils these days, any 5 western dresses, any 5 food item used these days, any 5 folk dances of any state . Under law awareness segment, knowledge of participants were checked on various law enacted to protect women welfare in various issues. 

Giving information on women empowerment Ms. Tajinder Kaur Sonia of Glitterati Events said that gone were days when women was treated like slaves in society. She said that now women were increasingly and gradually seen marching into domains which were previously reserved for males. Their quest for equality has given birth to the formation of many women's associations and launching of movements.

The winners of quiz were Queen of the show –Ms.   Sonika; Health awareness award- Ms. Gurmeet Kaur; Culture and entertainment award- Ms. Renu Sapra; Modesty title – Ms.  Rita Bedi; Law awareness awards – Ms. Sonika and Ms. Renu Sapra, Punctuality queen- Ms. Reena and Beautiful long hair award- Ms. Meenu Kiran.

The jury who judged the quiz were included , Dr Mamta , from Vishwas Hospital, Ms. Mona Khattar, Social Activist and Ms. Dolly Malkiat, a TV artist . The quiz was anchored by Ms. Risham Sausan. The program was sponsored by Bulbul, Stylist on Demand app and Vishwas Hospital. Ms. Shalini Hoonar was wardrobe sponsor and makeup artist was Ms. Anjali Verma.


TVS Motor Launch TVS Phoenix 125

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Chandigarh 30th April:- In keeping with its commitment to strengthen its product portfolio with periodic introductions of new models, TVS Motor Company has announced the launch of the 2015 edition TVS Phoenix 125. An exciting combination of maximum styling, maximum performance and maximum features, the 2015 Edition TVS Phoenix 125, comes with the added advantage of TVS Motor Company's persistent focus on deeper consumer understanding and delivering best in class quality.

Commenting on the launch, K N Radhakrishnan, President and CEO, TVS Motor Company said that they have taken TVS Phoenix 125 to the next level, infusing an element of excitement into the product. The 2015 edition now comes with a whole range of class leading exciting features and added new styling elements give it even more flair. This launch underlines our commitment to customers in terms of bringing out products that are superior to others in their class and that are high in quality and customer appeal.

The 2015 edition TVS Phoenix 125 comes with new stylish tank scoops, a premium 3D logo, and bold body-coloured front visor & pillion grab rails. Additional features include a first time comprehensive white backlit, fully digital speedometer which includes a rev indicator, a service reminder and low battery indicator. The motorcycle is equipped with Roto-Petal Disc Brakes and tubeless tyres and is available in the drum brake version as well. Another interesting feature is the introduction of 'Vehicle Location Assist' which enables the rider to easily locate his motorcycle in a parking lot by pressing a button on his vehicle key. 

Powering the 2015 edition TVS Phoenix 125 is a further refined 125cc EcoThrust Engine which delivers 11 PS of power and high fuel economy of 67 kmpl. With a flat torque curve and effective power delivery, the 2015 TVS Phoenix 125 comes with first-in-class Monotube Inverted Gas (MIG) filled canister shocks with Series Spring, making it a pleasure to ride even on difficult road conditions.

With the introduction of best-in-class features and engineering refinement in the 2015 Edition TVS Phoenix 125, TVS Motor Company has raised the bar in the executive segment in terms of ride quality and handling, features and comfort.

The 2015 edition TVS Phoenix 125 is priced at Rs. 51,510/- ex-Chandigarh for the drum version and Rs. 57,060/- ex-Chandigarh for the disc brake version. It comes in an exciting range of colours including Black Magic, Crimson Black, Midnight Black, Red Hot, Cherry White and White Night.


Paper Boat Partners with Indo Nissin Targets National Footprint

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Chandigarh 30th April:- Paper Boat has entered a strategic partnership with Japanese food giant, Indo Nissin Foods. The collaboration will see Paper Boat and Indo Nissin Foods coming together to reach newer geographies, helping Paper Boat strengthen their distribution and brand presence in tier II cities and some rural pockets. Through this partnership, Paper Boat will distribute a newly launched pack of 200ml SKU of their four country-wide favourite flavours – AamPanna, Aam Ras, Jaljeera, and Jamun Kala Khatta. Sharing a tradition of innovation and led by strong cultural values, the tie-up is believed to be complementary for both the brands. Indo Nissin Foods, the makers of the famous 'Top Ramen' noodles and other instant noodles products including 'Cup Noodles' and 'Scoopies' will distribute the new Paper Boat SKUs across India.

Affirming his optimism on this partnership, Gautam Sharma, MD, Indo Nissin Foods said that they are happy to associate with Paper Boat in this first of its kind distribution tie-up. We feel that there is a tremendous cultural fit between the two companies. They are innovators in the instant noodles category. Paper Boat is an innovator in the traditional beverages category. Moreover, the distribution channel being explored is quite in tandem. We already have a strong hold in distribution, and good penetration, and Paper Boat intends to go the same way.

Commenting on the partnership, Neeraj Kakkar, CEO and Founder of Hector Beverages, said that they are excited to partner with a global leader such as Indo Nissin, whose distribution network will aid us in creating a national presence. This strategic partnership is aimed at giving consumers more access and options to buy the brand, which is something that every company strives for. Indo Nissin's market knowledge and distribution network will greatly support us in reaching out to more markets.

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Stylam Exe Dir Gets First Generation Entrepreneurs Award

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Chandigarh 29th April:-  Stylam Industries, Panchkula has awarded with First Generation Entrepreneurs of Haryana state.  Satish Gupta Executive Director, received award from Manohar Lal Khattar,   Chief Minister, Haryana recently during an event organized by Laghu Udhyog Bharati at Panchkula. Stylam Industries has been awarded the prestigious award for its significant contribution in country's GDP, employment generation and skill development. The award recognizes valuable contributions of Indian exporters to the growth of an Indian economy.

On receiving the award, Satish Gupta said that, the award aimed to demonstrate the powerful economic development potential of local entrepreneurs. It showcased their innovative and resourceful achievements. Moreover, the industries would need to bring qualitative changes while focusing on technology and research. In coming times he would work exceedingly to provide skill-development opportunities to the youths of India.




KFC Introduces the New OMG Burger & Roller

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Chandigarh 29th April:- There's an exciting new addition to the host of eating out options consumers will have this summer. For all those complaining about the spiralling cost of frequenting restaurants, KFC presents the all new WOW menu. Not only does the menu bring together a craveable range of burgers, wraps, KFC's signature chicken and Krushers but also does this so at a wonderfully-delicious starting price of just Rs 29/-.  The highlight of the new WOW menu is the OMG (short for Omelette, Molten cheese and Golden hashbrown). The campaign is officially being launched across the country on April 22.

Burger which is a never-before-seen combination of an oven-baked omelette with onions, bell peppers, filled with molten Cheddar cheese, jalapenos, paprika and chillies placed on the bed of a crispy golden hashbrown, all served in a bun. For wrap lovers, this is also available as an OMG roller. With the range being launched bang in the middle of the summer, it includes a host of new beverages from KFC's Krushers range. One of the highlights here is the choco-laden Brownie Blast, an unreal combination of chocolate slush, chocolate cookies and (there's more) melt-in-your-mouth chocolate brownies.

On the launch of the WOW range, KFC India Chief Marketing Officer Dhruv Kaul said that the KFC WOW range brings to our fans the signature KFC combination of craveable taste, variety and trusted quality, all at a pocket-friendly starting price of Rs 29/-. This is one of our key innovations in the Indian market this year. We are confident it will further strengthen our position as the preferred hangout for Indian youth. As one of India's most-loved QSR brands, we are always looking at adding more value to our customers' experience and the WOW range is another step in that direction.





Army Institute of Law Celebrates its Annual Day

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Chandigarh 29th April:- Army Institute of Law celebrated its Annual and AWES Day.  Maj. Gen. J T Chacko MG AOC & Chairman, cordially invited LT Gen. KJ SINGH, AVSM** GOC-IN-C, Western Command & Patron-In-Chief, as the chief Guest of the function. The Annual Day commenced by the lightening of lamp by the dignitaries. 

Principal, Dr Tejinder Kaur read out the annual report of the Institute and highlighted the achievements of the students in sports, academics and cultural activities. Maj Gen J T Chacko MG AOC headquarter Western Command and Chairman of the  Army Institute of law emphasized the fact that nurturing excellence in all the endeavors of the Institute inculcates the vision to be No.1 institute in near future. LT GEN KJ SINGH, AVSM** GOC-IN-C Western Command and his wife Mrs Anita Singh distributed prizes and trophies to all the students who had excelled in various inter college  and intra college competitions like debate, cultural, sports and moots etc.

 LT GEN KJ SINGH, AVSM** GOC-IN-C Western Command & Patron-In-Chief in his magnanimous speech motivated the students to aim high in life. He reiterated the fact dreaming is not enough; it's the effort to turn the dreams in reality that makes all the difference between better and best. 



Police Arrest One Person Drinking At Public Place

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Chandigarh 29th April:- Chandigarh police arrested Virender resident of Ren Basera, Sector-17,  Chandigarh from backside, ISBT-17, Chandigarh while consuming liquor at public place. A Case FIR No. 135, U/S 68-1-14 Excise Act has been registered in PS-17, Chandigarh. Accused was later on bailed out.

 Police Station 17 has registered a case on the complaint of Vijay Sood of Sector-22, Chandigarh that someone has stolen his M/Car No. CH-01V-5430 in front of his residence on 11th of April.A Case FIR No. 134, U/S 379 IPC has been registered. The case is under investigation. 




CGC Jhanjeri Students Placed with Salary Package of 4.8 Lakh Per Annum

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Chandigarh 29th April:- Chandigarh Group of Colleges ,Jhanjeri  achieved a new milestone in the field of placements of its MBA students. 54 students going to pass out in July 2015 got appointment letters from leading companies offering hefty pay packages upto Rs. 4.8 Lac p.a. plus other incentives. The recruiting companies include 3M, IFB, Maruti, Indusind Bank, Ceasefire, XL Dynamics, Ralson, Reliance Fresh, Bose, Asahi India Glass Ltd, Yellow Pages, Uday, Tommy Hillfiger, Som Dutt Companies, Purshottam Dass & Sons, Epic Research, Easy Policy, Ways 2 Capital, Outlook, Finnjob, RKS Future Foods, Creed Infotech, Jaisleen Ceramics and HR Solutions. 

Giving details about the placement policy of CGC Jhanjeri, S. Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, President CGC said that apart from giving top class quality education, all the students of CGC are given a 3600 pre placement training in which they are given extensive training on soft skills and Group Discussion. Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal further added that some companies need to recruit experienced persons. For this the college remains in constant touch with its alumni & keeps on helping them for still better placements as per requirements of these companies.  



OPPO Opens its Exclusive Brand Store in Chandigarh

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Chandigarh 29th April:- OPPO, a Smartphone Company opened its exclusive brand store in Chandigarh. The Exclusive Brand Store was inaugurated in Sec 22 B Chandigarh. Baljit Ghumman, Sales Manager (Punjab) and Balinder Gautam, Store Manager, were present along with the entire team. The OPPO outlet is made on the basis of international guidelines and has a fully equipped 1000 sq ft. carpet area.

Baljit Ghumman said that the exclusive brand store has been designed so as to give the best product experience & service to consumers. OPPO plans to expand its retail footprint in North India and will roll out brand stores in key markets of Punjab like Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana very soon. We project sales volumes of 10000 per month within the next 2-3 months. There are in all 13 models on display including the flagship OPPO models – N3, R5, FIND7 and 4-5 OPPO Smartphone models are coming up within 1-2 months. He added that N3 is a high end offering 16 MP world's first motorized camera. R5 is one of the slimmest phones and is known for its build quality and pure image. FIND7 has VOOC charger that automatically disconnects after charging the device in just 30 minutes it charges 75 % battery of the device.

Balinder Gautam said that the price range of cell phones available at the outlet ranges from Rs. 6490/- and goes up-to Rs. 42990/- with a uniquely independent R&D capacity. OPPO designs, develops, manufactures, markets and sells its products with full control over the entire supply chain.


Red Mango Rolls out ‘Frozen Chillers Fiesta

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Chandigarh 29th April:- You have something really good to beat the sweltering heat with this summer. Red Mango has rolled out 'Frozen Chillers Fiesta', which will be on through the summers till June 30 at their 3rd Floor outlet in Elante Mall.

Ms. Smriti Kumar, Director and Head of Training & Product Development for Red Mango India said that with the summer season & scorching heat pouring down from the sky, Red Mango, has jumped onto the 'better-for-you' shakes platform with Dream Shakes, Spicy Mojitos & an innovative all new range of drinks for summers during the Festival. "Delicious desserts when blended can create mind-blowing flavors and that's what we have done with Dream Shakes.  Smriti added that the idea behind introducing these drinks  through the Festival was that although customers are responding to the importance of consuming healthy and functional foods, they still have a desire for indulgence and comfort, especially when it comes to frozen treats and beverages. Our customers are already engaged in the practice of combining the healthy with the indulgent in our DIY (Do it yourself) concept.

She further said that the Dream Shakes available at the Fiesta are made of a miraculous infusion of indulgent famous desserts like Tiramisu and Apple Pie while the SpicybMojitos are based on Kiwi, Mango and Passion Fruit & have a hint of spice, giving it a refreshing look and taste: just right for summer. At the Festival, one can indulge in the brand new Ghirardelli Strawberry Chocolate shake with flavours of the famous Ghirardelli Chocolate and fresh strawberries or the delectable Chocolate Crunch with real bits of chocolate crushed to shake up your day. Smriti said that the Dream Shakes & other innovations at the Fiesta are Red Mango's new inventions, keeping in mind the health aspect of the brand. What's more, these also fit into the product line in keeping with consumers' taste & preference." So come beat the heat at Red Mango's 'Frozen Chillers Festival'. 






Mercedes-Benz Inaugurates ‘Safe Roads’ to Emphasize Awareness for Road Safety

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Chandigarh 29th April:- Mercedes-Benz and its group companies Mercedes-Benz India (MBIL), Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) and Daimler Financial Services India (DFS) inaugurated their unique Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, 'Safe Roads' today. This unique initiative was flagged off by Jochen Feese, Head of Accident Research, Sensor Functions and Pedestrian Protection, Mercedes-Benz Cars, in the presence of Eberhard Kern, Managing Director &CEO, MBIL, Erich Nesselhauf, MD&CEO, DICV and Manu Saale, MD & CEO, MBRDI

Safety is a core competency and a core value for Mercedes-Benz and its automotive brands. Mercedes-Benz in particular, is renowned worldwide for developing highly sophisticated safety systems.  How ever ,implementation of effective safety systems remains a challenge, as the road users often do not comply with traffic rules or do not use the safety systems onboard their vehicles. On Indian roads, approximately 140,000 people die every year of road accidents, largely caused due to ignorance of safety norms and rules. 'Safe Roads' was hence conceptualized by Mercedes-Benz, in an effort to reduce this startling fatality rate on Indian roads, by creating more awareness on road safety.Mercedes-Benz is convinced that such initiatives can begin an era of road safety awareness that supports a new culture of road safety for Indians.Over 70 per cent of the fatalities can be reduced in the next ten years through education and enforcement of safety rules and by creating awareness.

'Safe Roads' is a road show that spreads the message of road safety through physical demonstration, visual aids and research reports. The physical demonstration will be undertaken with the use of exhibits that have been brought from Germany providing a real life experience of safety measures that can potentially save lives during road accidents.


TVS Motor Revenue Grows 27% to Rs. 10098 Crores in FY 2014-15

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Chandigarh 29th April:- A comprehensive product portfolio, good market  acceptance of new products and consequent growth in volumes has enabled TVS Motor  Company to post good financial results for the financial year 2014-15.  During the year, the company took forward the legacy of the Scooty brand which has  pioneered many innovations in its segment with the introduction of TVS Scooty Zest  110, targeted at the new age Indian woman. The company also strengthened its  presence in the motorcycle segment with the introduction of TVS StaR City+. Both  products went on to win many leading trade awards. A limited edition TVS Jupiter  and an upgraded TVS Wego were also launched during the year.

TVS Motor Company reported revenue growth of 13.8% increasing from  Rs. 2159.79 crores in the fourth quarter of the financial year ended March 2014 to  Rs 2456.85 crores in the fourth quarter of the financial year ended March 2015. The company's Profit Before Tax (PBT) increased from Rs.71.88 crores in Q4 of the  previous financial year to Rs.100.66 crores in the fourth quarter of 2014-15. Profit After  Tax (PAT) increased from Rs.52.12 crores in the corresponding period last year to  Rs.90.52 crores in the year under review. Motorcycles sales increased from 1.97 lakh units registered in the fourth quarter of 2013-14 to 2.21 lakh units in the fourth quarter of 2014-15. Scooters sales increased from 1.37  lakh units in the fourth quarter of 2013-14 to 1.66 lakh units registered in the fourth  quarter of 2014-15. Two wheeler exports grew from 67,000 units in the fourth quarter of 2013-14 to 83,000 units in the quarter under review. Three wheeler sales increased from21294 units in Q4 of the previous year to 26901 units in the fourth quarter of 2014-15

During the year ended March 2015, the overall two-wheeler sales of TVS Motor  Company, including exports grew from 19.93 lakh units registered in the year 2013-14 to  24.09 lakh units in the year 2014-15. Motorcycle sales during the fiscal year increased  from 7.86 lakh units in the year ended March 2014 to 9.51 lakh units in the year ended  March 2015. Scooters sales during the period under review increased from 4.74 lakh  units in the year ended March 2014 to 7.00 lakh units in the year ended March 2015.  Three wheeler sales of the company increased significantly from 0.80 lakh units in the  previous year to 1.08 lakh units in the year ended March 2015. Total exports of the  company increased from 3.09 lakh units recorded in March 2014 to 4.13 lakh units in the  year ended March 2015.

The company's total revenue crossed the landmark 10,000 crore figure during the current  financial year. Total revenue increased by 26.8%, growing from Rs 7965.94 crores in the year ended March 2014 to Rs. 10098.22 crores in the year ended March 2015. Profit Before Tax (PBT) grew by 29.4%, increasing from Rs. 352.54 crores in the year  ended March 2014 to Rs. 456.16 crores in the year ended March 2015. Profit After Tax  grew by 32.9% increasing from Rs. 261.63 crores in the year ended March 2014 to  Rs. 347.83 crores in the year ended March 2015.

The directors have declared a second interim dividend of Rs.1.15 per share (115%) on the share capital of Rs. 47.51 crores for the year 2014-15.



Monday 27 April 2015

Vodafone India To Observe Policies on Health, Safety, Well-Being of Employees and Partners

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Chandigarh 27th April:-  Vodafone India, a leading telecommunications service provider, is one of the pioneers in the service sector to observe the HSW (Health Safety and Wellness) Policy. As a value based organization, Vodafone India is passionate about people. Vodafone is committed to achieving the highest standards in HSW, with the aim of providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for employees, associates, customers, partners, contractors, visitors and member of public. The goal of HSW programs is to foster a safe work environment. 

The Company's HSW (Health, Safety and Well being) policies for employees are amongst the best in the industry. Absolutes Safety rules (ASR) has been developed for health & safety. These ASR rules are not only for health & safety at work place but also to be implemented at home. These rules primarily focus on three key risks- Electrical safety, Height Work & Road Safety.

The rationale behind introducing these 'Absolute Safety Rules' is Vodafone India's belief that doing good for its employees, it's partners and society is not just good for the company, but also for business.  And that is the reason why there are many initiatives which ensure that every employee is cared for, not just at the workplace, but also at home….that every partner is made aware of, and encouraged to, adopt the similar policies and that awareness of the need to be safe and follow safety rules is heightened among the general public as well.

India has one of the worlds worst records as far as safety on the roads go. Here, too, Vodafone is taking steps to ensure that citizens are made aware of the need to practise greater safety while driving. As a part of its policy, the company does not hire any vehicle which is more than 4 years old. Company has also taken initiatives like Flash Mob, distributing absolute safety rules fliers and Nukkad Nataks to educate people on the issue of Road Safety. It does not permit its employees to travel in a car without fastening seat belts, even when they are sitting in the rear seat.

Vodafone does not permit its employees to ride a bike/car without a valid driving license and it does not permit its employees to ride a bike/car while talking on mobile phone. Vodafone makes it mandatory for not only the 2 wheeler rider but also the pillion rider to wear ISI approved full mask helmets.  Vodafone also ensures that all electrical problems at its establishments are fixed by qualified workers only.  Regular health checkups at work are organized to ensure that each employee is in the best of health.

Vodafone encourages all employees to leave office on every alternate Wednesday by 6 pm to have quality time with their friends & families to provide a healthy work life balance. It also ensures that people who work at heights have to take permit for the same & wear proper safety harnesses. The company has associated with the traffic police departments in many cities to organize safety weeks, where Vodafone employees distribute safety related literature at key traffic signals. Helmets are also distributed to two wheeler drivers who are asked to be safe because they have some loved one waiting for their return home. Special help lines, vehicle check up camps are some of the other initiatives which Vodafone India has conducted across the country.


Maidens of Trafford House Eight Short Stories Book Release

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Chandigarh 27th April:-  Maidens of Trafford House, a collection of eight short stories, by Harsh Vardhan Khimta was released along with a book reading by the author, in the presence of Dr Harish Dhillon, renowned author and former Principal of YPS, Patiala and Mohali and The Lawrence School, Sanawar. The event took place at the CGA Golf Range, Chandigarh today.

The book was earlier released by Gautam Chintamani, bestselling biographer of late veteran actor Rajesh Khanna, and the Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi. The book has also been recognised as a potential addition to contemporary works in English Literature by former Union Minister, Dr. ShashiTharoor.

Talking about the book, Harish Vardhan Khimta, said that each of the eight stories of The Maidens of Trafford House covers a wide range of experiences of human existence. The reader is treated to the falling in love of an artist with a series of images, made interesting through regularly conflicting identities. Each story is merrily slow and reflective, vivid and penetrating, funny and sad, and ends on a note that is comforting and surprising.



Post Matric, Pre Matric SC Students Given Scholarships of 12 crore 60 lakh: Sidhu

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Chandigarh 27th April:-  The Punjab Government is fully committed to the welfare of scheduled castes and backward classes. In this regard, SC students in the district have been given Rs. 12 crore 60 lakh as scholarship under post matric and pre matric scheme. Stating this, Deputy Commissioner, Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that 4872 SC students in the district were given Rs. 11 crore 78 lakh and 3646 SC students of 9th and 10thstandard were given Rs. 2250 per student, total amounting to 82 lakh.

He said that the State Government awards scholarships to SC students in the district under post matric scheme in the fields of Medical, Engineering, Diploma, Degree, post graduation, veterinary. Apart from this, SC students of 9th and 10th standard are awarded scholarships for education through online mode. He further elaborated that the Ambedkar career and courses institute, run by welfare department in 3b2, prepares SC students for I.A.S., P.C.S., P.O. exams. They are also given free stenography and boarding and lodging facility.

The Deputy Commissioner elaborated that Rs. 1 Crore 92 Lakh financial assistance was given to 728 beneficiaries under shagan scheme. Under shagan scheme, persons belonging to SC, backward classes, economically backward, Christian and widow of any caste are given 15000 rupees as financial assistance. Under shagan scheme, awarding of financial assistance 15 days before marriage will be ensured



FXTM Receives ‘Most Trusted Forex Broker Award

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Chandigarh 27th April:-  International forex broker ForexTime (FXTM), has been recognized as 'Most Trusted Forex Broker' at the recent 14th MENA Forex Awards 2015. The award ceremony which took place in Dubai closed the first day of the '14th MENA Forex Managed Funds & Investment Show', with the awards being selected by an international jury of professionals.

 Olga Rybalkina, Chief Executive Officer at ForexTime Limited said that being recognised as 'Most Trusted Forex Broker' is a testament to FXTM's fair and transparent service, and our commitment to providing our customers with a reliable, high quality trading platform. As a company which takes its regulatory requirements seriously, FXTM is properly capitalized and always follows industry guidelines, giving our clients peace of mind when trading.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of several other recent accolades for FXTM, including the award from 'Most Educational Broker 2014' from FXEmpire, a leading online financial portal, and 'Fastest Growing ECN Broker Asia', from the Global Banking & Finance Awards. Educating traders is one of FXTM's key priorities and goes hand-in-hand with offering a trusted service through which clients can trade successfully. FXTM encourages both new and experienced traders hone and refresh their knowledge and expertise of the trading tools and markets by providing a range of educational materials.