Sunday 31 May 2015

NSE Ties up with LPU to Launch MBA in Financial Markets

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Chandigarh 31st May:- To launch a three year BBA Programme in Financial markets and two year MBA Programme in Financial markets, from the 2015 academic session, The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has tied up with the Lovely Professional University (LPU). The courses will impart both academic and employable skills to students who study the BBA or MBA course and make them market ready, for meaningful jobs in the rapidly growing financial markets.

BBA students will study 10 NCFM and MBA students will study 14 NCFM modules e.g. Capital Market, Derivative Market, Commodities Market, Compliance, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Technical Analysis, Financial Valuation and Modeling etc.

NSE's MD and CEO, Ms Chitra Ramkrishna said that we would like to leverage our joint strengths to benefit hundreds of students who want to pursue a career in the Financial markets. Students will get hands on experience of the markets, by learning on specially created mock investment, trading and portfolio management software. She added that the University will give successful candidates a degree as well as credit marks awarded by NSE for the NCFM modules. 



Exim Bank Backs Jalandhar’s Leather Industry to Go International

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Chandigarh 31st May:- Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) and Punjab Leather Federation have announced their intent to explore areas of cooperation through which leather and leather product companies in the Jalandhar district of Punjab can be supported in accessing international markets. At a recent seminar, which was attended by representatives of Jalandhar's cluster of indigenous leather and leather product exporters, senior officials from both organizations highlighted the growth potential for the sector and outlined existing programs and facilities that would help address some pertinent issues.

Jalandhar is one of India's major production centres for leather and leather products. The Punjab Leather Federation estimates that leather and leather products worth Rs. 800 crore are exported from the cluster. Exports constitute primarily leather and fabricated products such as footwear and bags. Leather exporters in Jalandhar, however, are faced with several hard challenges including power shortage and high cost of power, competition from companies situated closer to the international airport in Delhi, unorganized cattle breeding in Punjab and the need for increasing the number and capacity of effluents treatment plants (ETPs) in the region.

Lt. Col. J. S. Paul, President of the Punjab Leather Federation highlighted the key issues and the role that the Federation plays in supporting the leather industry in the region.

Speaking at the seminar, Mrs. Kusum Singh, Regional Head, Exim Bank said that the SME sector plays an important role in sustaining growth. SMEs need to improve and upgrade their operations to penetrate global markets.


Department of Neurology organises Awareness Program on “Move Strong-2015"

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Chandigarh 31st May:- The Department of Neurology conducted a public awareness program on MS "Move Strong-2015" at Nehru hospital PGIMER on 31 may 2015.The programmes highlights were lectures for MS patients on various aspects of the disease like sign, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Dr Julie Sachdeva and Dr Anuja  Patil from department of neurology educate patients and caregivers about the disease, its common sign, symptoms and various treatment options available. The lectures were very well attended. Programme was attended by over 100 MS patients and caregivers. In just two decades, MS has moved from being an untreatable disease to one where there are now multiple disease modifying therapy options are available. Newer and safer therapies speeding are also in the horizon that offer hope to people with all forms of this life altering disease. Information on the latest treatments for MS were exchanged and all patient queries were handled by the most experienced Neurologist of city.Rehabilitation also play  a very important role and this was highlighted  by   Dr  Rajan Chellappa from department of Physical and  rehabilitation medicine,PGIMER.

A panel comprising Prof. J S CHOPRA, Dr. Dheeraj Khurana and DR Manoj Goyal clarified a number of questions and myths about the disease with the patients and caregivers. This was followed by a quiz for the attendees about MS. This event brought the focus on MS, its psycho-social impact on the individual & families, and the benefits from the latest advances in medicine & rehabilitation.

A glaring fact which emerged from talking and survey from the patients was that only 1/3 of the patients were actually on disease modifying treatment. A number of factors contribute to poor treatment rates like lack of affordability and physician ignorance which leads to delay in starting treatment.


"Dil Dhadakne Do’ Starcast Meet 3 Families of Chandigarh

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Chandigarh 31st May:-03 families from Chandigarh won an opportunity to meet Bollywood Stars Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar. The 03 families are of akshya Bhatia, Gurvir Singh, Ms. Bhagyashree. This was because of that those families won a contest "Crazy Family Contest' which was organised by Hindi movie channel - &pictures. This gave viewers a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the coolest, craziest 'Dil Dhadakne Do' family. &pictures and Excel Entertainment came together for the promotion of the theatrical release of the much awaited film releasing on 5th June. Adding an innovative take on their partnership, &pictures created an interesting platform for audiences to meet their favourite stars. These 03 families got a chance to hang out with the 'Dil Dhadakne Do' star cast today in Chandigarh.

Excel Entertainment's Ritesh Sidhwani commented that the contest was an interesting integration aimed towards finding families who are as much fun as our Mehra Family. Also, this was our first association with &pictures and we look forward to many more in the future.



Max Hospital organize Health Talk on ‘Management of Diabetes in the elderly’

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Chandigarh 31st May:-Max Super Specialty Hospital (MSSH), Mohali today organized an interactive health talk on 'Management of Diabetes in the elderly'. Almost 100 senior citizens attended the talk.

Speaking during occasion, Dr S K Mathur, Sr. Consultant, Endocrinology, MSSH said that diabetes was a major lifestyle disease in India that has affected over 60 million people. The disease was a leading cause for heart attack, brain stroke, kidney failure and limb amputations. However this could be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle which included physical activity, healthy diet, refraining from alcohol and junk food. He pointed out that the special precautions were needed while treating diabetes in elderly. There was a golden rule, 'start low and go slow'. In another words, while starting treatment in elderly one should start treatment with small doses of anti diabetics. However the doses should be escalated slowly later on. This was important to avoid low blood sugar. Low blood sugar has a risk of increasing heart attacks and heart failure. This has been shown in large studies in last two-three years.

He informed further, diabetes in elderly were due to sudden fall of blood pressure and nervous imbalance. This situation could lead to sudden loss of consciousness, fall and injury. This should be carefully looked out among those who have long duration of diabetes besides who were on treatment with drugs that would increase urine output. This would also lead to low level of electrolytes in our body causing unconsciousness.  

To simplify the tips for successful diabetes management, one should consider the situation in totality including status of heart, kidneys and nerves along with blood sugar. Diabetes should never be neglected because it was a slow killer disease. Regular monitoring of blood sugar could prevent the complications of diabetes. Regular checkup with doctor could give proper advice regarding lifestyle management and medication. It was our moral duty to educate our society about diabetes so that we could contribute towards diabetes prevention and healthy India, he asserted.    


Fitness Geri:Run for Health & Fitness organise at Sukhna Lake: 1500-2000 peoples Took Part in It

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Chandigarh 31st May:- Master Creations in association with NGO  Environment Society Of India organized Fitness Geri (run) for health and fitness at Sukhna Lake. A first of its kind mass event held to promote fitness, the event saw participation of around 1500-2000 people of all age groups of the city. Government and private schools' students and teachers, NCC and NSS cadets especially became a part of this endeavor. Brigadier M.G Sekaran, commandant NCC (Punjab, Harayana and Himachal) was the chief guest of event and Deepak Kainth superintendent of DC Office Chandigarh as guest of honor. This event, the first of its kind, will now be held every alternate month in order to promote and celebrate fitness in the entire Chandigarh.  Event was enriched by the Zeal of Zumba Dance, the Power of Bhangra Aerobics, adventurous fun marathon, back to the roots games like sack race, lemon spoon race, tug of war and the BMX Bike Show.

Organizers's of the Master Creations said that their goal for this event is to encourage people of Tricity to take control of their health: to learn the facts they need to make smart health choices and to make time for regular physical activity. They said that Fitness Geri aimed at celebrating Say No To Tobacco Day and promote a healthy lifestyle by making people pledge and take the challenge to quit smoking.



BJP Purvanchal Sanskritik Sangh Organize Jan Kalyan Parv

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Chandigarh 31st May:- On the successfully completion of one year of Bharatiya Janata Party Government led by Narendra Modi in Centre, Purvanchal Sanskritik Sangh, Chandigarh organized 'Jan Kalyan Parv' in Industrial Area, Phase-I, Chandigarh.  Sanjay Tandon President Bharatiya Janata Party Chandigarh was the chief guest on this occasion whereas Leader of BJP Councillor Arun Sood, District President Shakti Prakash Devshali and Councillor Satish Kainth were the guest of honour.  The guests were welcomed with garlands and bouquets on their arrival.

While addressing the gathering Sanjay Tandon said that this Government is much concerned about the development of poor, labourers, ladies, scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and minorities who were not given proper chances of development during the Congress regime of around six decades.  He also gave detailed information about all the schemes from Jan-Dhan Yojna to Atal Beema Yojana.  He further said that Bharatiya Janata Party is always with the community belonging to Purvanchal.

The program was also addressed by Arun Sood, Shakti Prakash Devshali, Satish Kainth, Mukesh Rai, Shilanath Gupta and others. 


Friday 29 May 2015

Book on Medico Legal Issues "Surrogacy" Releases

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Chandigarh 29th May:- The book, Surrogacy:Medico Legal Issues, written by Advocate Gehna Vaishnavi and Dr Navneet Takkar was released by Hon'ble Justice Rajiv Narain Raina in PGI today.  Hon'ble Justice congratulated the authors and remarked that surrogacy is a new challenge faced by infertile couples and while looking at it from legal point of view it is equally important to understand that surrogacy involves real people and their emotions. Most important of all is the child who must be assured safety, citizenship and identity. Litigation's in this area are likely to grow exponentially in near future. The need for enacting laws is in dire need and draft Assisted Reproduction Technology (Regulations) bills, 2008, 2010 and 2013 are on the drawing boards of stakeholders and legislature. The regimen of law controlling medico-legal stand points in surrogacy has to be put in place to prevent unregulated growth of the so called "commercial surrogacy.

Prof Yogesh Chawla, director PGIMER emphasized the need of check and balances, especially with economic growth, booming medical tourism due to excellent medical expertise and state of the art medical facilities.  Surrogacy which may be the only hope for some childless couple should not be allowed to become a commercial commodity, there is need to stop mushrooming of the so called baby farming or baby factories.  

Advocate Gehna Vaishnavi dwelled on the reasons behind writing this book. As the book has been written by both a lawyer and a doctor it has tried to address both human and legal aspects of surrogacy. Surrogacy is a sort of contract where in surrogate mother for a fee conceives a child through artificial insemination with the sperm of natural father. She is supposed to have no parental rights after the birth of the child. In addition to legal issues it involves the emotions of a woman and the plight of the childless couple. The book includes foreign judgements and Indian judicial precedents which have set bench mark as to how to deal with this issue. 





























































eBay India Offers Power & Hand Tools online

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Chandigarh 29th May:- eBay India ( now offering the widest range of tools in the category, with over 50,000 products listed in the segment, thus enabling B2C commerce.

While giving more detail about it, Navin Mistry, Head Retail Exports and Lifestyle Category, eBay India said that shopping for power & hand tools online has now become an easy and convenient affair  with eBay. He further said that the market size for power & hand tools in India is currently estimated at Rs 1200 crore which is growing at 25% CAGR. The online market size of power & tool is less than one percent, however, with over 100 new tool launches every year, the market is projected to grow by over 130 per cent y-o-y. eBay India is the leader in the category with over 51 percent of the online market share in the segment. He informed that the top 5 states that selling Powers & Hand Tools online are Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Tamil Nadu & Maharashtra. 

There are nearly 2500 power & hand tools manufacturers in India of which 95 percent are SMEs. Punjab and Haryana have nearly 450 hand tool units. 70 per cent of the power & hand tools industry is based in Jalandhar and Ludhiana with the balance spread out in cities like Sonepat and Faridabad. 

Navin Mistry said that sale of tools & equipment is a significant market in Punjab. However, with increasing competition from China and Taiwan, and to propel government's 'Make in India' vision, there's an urgent need to provide a thrust to Indian products by increasing their accessibility both globally and domestically. Clients are also choosing to buy tools independently and not in packs, hence online shopping and has become the preferred option among shoppers.

ATM Fraud:Chandigarh Resident Complain of 3.5 Lakh Cheating

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Chandigarh 29th May:- Chandigarh police arrested Mohinder Pal resident of of DMC, Chandigarh near Fish Market, DMC, Chandigarh and recovered 30 quarters of country made wine from his possession. A Case FIR No.194 U/S 61-1-14 Excise Act has been registered in PS-39, Chandigarh. Accused was later on bailed out. Further investigation is going on.

In another case Deepak Kumar Goyal Resident of Sector-22,Chandigarh alleged that unknown person cheated him total Rs. 3,45,000/- by withdrawing amount from his account through ATMs (i.e. ATM at CITCO Petrol Pump, Sector-38 (W), Chandigarh on the night intervening 6/7.2.2015. A Case FIR No. 174 U/S 420 IPC has been registered in PS-17, Chandigarh. The case is under investigation.



NSE Ties up with LPU to Launch 3 year BBA & 2 year MBA in Financial Markets

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Chandigarh 29th May:- To launch a three year BBA Programme in Financial markets and two year MBA Programme in Financial markets, from the 2015 academic session, The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has tied up with the Lovely Professional University (LPU). The courses will impart both academic and employable skills to students who study the BBA or MBA course and make them market ready, for meaningful jobs in the rapidly growing financial markets.

BBA students will study 10 NCFM and MBA students will study 14 NCFM modules e.g. Capital Market, Derivative Market, Commodities Market, Compliance, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Technical Analysis, Financial Valuation and Modeling etc.

NSE's MD and CEO, Ms Chitra Ramkrishna said that we would like to leverage our joint strengths to benefit hundreds of students who want to pursue a career in the Financial markets. Students will get hands on experience of the markets, by learning on specially created mock investment, trading and portfolio management software. She added that the University will give successful candidates a degree as well as credit marks awarded by NSE for the NCFM modules. 


Max Hospital Holds Workshop on Live Advanced Laparoscopy Surgery

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Chandigarh 29th May:- A live surgery workshop for advanced Laparoscopy in Gynecology was conducted at Max Super Specialty Hospital (MSSH), Bhatinda today. In workshop, Dr Seema Wadhwa , Sr. Consultant-Gynaecologist & Laparoscopy Specialist from MSSH, Mohali gave live demonstration of surgeries. The focus of workshop was to reduce operating time and at the same time refining interpersonal skills with difficult surgeries with newer innovative techniques advanced technology & latest energy sources.  The Gynaecologists & Surgeons from the region took part in the workshop.

Speaking during occasion, Dr. Seema Wadhwa said that one in six women would undergo uterus removal surgery worldwide by the time they were 60-year of age. This would make uterus removal surgery which was also known as Hysterectomy as the most common elective surgery among women. Dr. Seema Wadhwa mentioned that as many medical methods to save uterus were available, the surgery should be avoided. The problems like abnormal uterine bleeding should initially be medically managed. However in case of failure of medical management surgical options, the Laparoscopy surgery should be considered by Gynaecologists. Though there was a minimal role of open surgeries in modern Gynaecology now .

Dr. Seema operated upon patients requiring Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy to relieve their symptoms. It was a hands-on experience for the Gynaecologists present in workshop as the surgery performed was stitch-less, scar-less and painless. Dr. Seema asserted that in Laparoscopic surgery, the patient could be discharged within 24 hours & could resume normal day to day activities in 2-day time. No hospitalisation was required. There was no risk of any postoperative complications like hernia & adhesion formation as seen after open surgeries.

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé Launches at the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2015

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Chandigarh 29th May:- BMW Group India launched the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé at the curtain-raiser of the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2015 - India's most-awaited 'Bridal Couture' showcase. The new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé arrived in style at an exclusive fashion show, where the country's most acclaimed fashion designers presented the 'Preview' of their couture collection and upcoming trends for BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2015. BMW takes India Bridal Fashion Week national for the first time, showcasing breathtaking bridal couture across seven cities. The new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé is now available at all BMW dealerships across India as a CBU (Completely Built-Up) unit from today onwards.

Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said that at the heart of BMW is not only brilliant automotive engineering but also the desire to evoke emotions and spread JOY. Our automobiles are not just the end of a creative process but a beginning. Likewise, an Indian wedding is a celebration of emotions, aesthetics, craftsmanship and opulence. BMW also celebrates these values that are cherished by our esteemed clientele. BMW India Bridal Fashion Week has established itself as a unique avenue where the best of Indian fashion designers open doors to the latest trends in 'Bridal Couture'. It is the perfect platform for the launch of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé which combines absolute luxury and immaculate design with adrenalin rushing performance. He further said that the all India ex-showroom prices of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé is INR 1,14,90,000 and for BMW 640d Design Pure Experience it is INR 1,21,90,000.


Thursday 28 May 2015

Call Me India T-20 Cricket League from June 13

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Chandigarh 28th May:- A star-studded cricketing experience with upbeat cricket fans and cheer girls is sure to bring excitement as Call Me India Group and Queen Events have got together for the 'Call Me India T-20 CL'. The Cricket League takes off from June 13. Matches will be played every Saturday and Sunday while Final and Semi Final will be played on June 28 informed Call Me India, Group Business Head, Kanchan Verma at a press conference here today. She added the aim behind holding the league is to encourage a spirit of sportsmanship and a healthy environment among corporates who will be participating in the same.

Queen Events Director, Rohit Rattu and Surender Kumar while addressing the media said that Humane Society International NGO is supporting the event with a cause which will also be spreading messages of 'Go Vegetarian', 'Go Healthy'. They added that there will be live telecast of matches to be held in Chandigarh. Kanchan Verma informed a mobile application by the name of Call Me India which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store free of cost. Entertainment for Spectators: Call Me India's B.S. Entertainment and Punjabi Beat will bring entertainment for spectators during the match for which separate stages have been set up at every ground. Kanchan informed before the final match, famous Punjabi singers will play a friendly match.

Kanchan Verma informed league matches would be held at Sector 36 Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 40 Government Model Senior Secondary School and Sector 19 Government Model Senior Secondary School. All three schools will host six matches to be held in four groups on Saturdays and Sundays. She added Semi Final and Final matches will be played at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula, where the winning team will be felicitated with an impressive trophy. Knchan Verma further said reputed umpires will be coming for the league matches. A team of doctors from Ivy Hospital, Mohali will be stationed at all matches to provide medical care, besides provision of an ambulance at the venues. She further informed that four teams of the league have already got themselves registered, which include Ivy Hospital, Dainik Bhaskar, Amar Ujala, and Cricketer Shop. The last date for registrations is June 5 which can be done by logging in to



NIIFT, Mohali Students Present Final Collections

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Chandigarh 28th May:- The students of Fashion Marketing & Management (FMM) & Garment Manufacturing Technology (GMT) departments of Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT ) , Mohali presented their final degree projects at NIIFT, campus today. The jury evaluating these projects included,  Shashi Kanwal, Head Marketing, Groz & Beckert Asia Pvt Ltd and Neeraj, GM-R.B Knits, Ludhiana.

The research work was a part of the project, which provided a challenging platform to the students to extend and demonstrate the analytical skills necessary for decision making. This year total of 6 and 9 presentations were showcased from FMM and GMT respectively. The presentations focused on different areas like enhancing production, developing processes to meet deadlines, reducing the high labor cost, reducing delay due to unskilled labor , analyzing consumer demand, fashion forecasting and creating stories of web blogs etc.

FMM program has been designed to fulfill the requirements of the retail sector where as GMT fulfill the need of garment industry. The students worked in conjunction with the known names of the industry for a period of three months. In this period they found out areas of concern thereby giving suggestions, implementing and helping the units to resolve the problems being faced by the factory or management.

The students worked with export houses and retail units like Shahi Exports,  Faridabad , Nahar Spinning Mills, Ludhiana ,B.L International Delhi, Gaurav International,  Delhi, Orient Craft,Gurgaon, Radhnik Export, Delhi,SPL International, Delhi, Embee Exports,  Delhi, Benetton,,, ITC Wills Lifestyle etc

K S Brar, Director, NIIFT said that the work of a teacher was to stimulate apparently ordinary people to unusual effort. The presentations made by the students gave an insight into a deep analysis of market conditions and productive competitiveness.

Inderjit Singh, Registrar, NIIFT said that the students have done a good job in helping industry with their ideas and solutions.


World No Tobacco Day :Bhavan Vidyala, Max Hospital Hold Cycle Rally on ‘Quit Smoking’

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Chandigarh 28th May:-  As many as 100 students of Bhavan Vidyala School, Panchkula took out a cycle rally to mark World No Tobacco Day today. The rally was organized in association with Max Super Speciality Hospital Mohali and Simply Health Plus, an NGO. The cycle rally was flagged off by the Oncology team of Max Super Speciality Hospital (MSSH), Mohali and Mrs Shashi Banerjee , Principal of Bhavan Vidyala. The students rallied through diipinfferent sectors of Panchkula carrying placards with slogans like 'be a fighter', 'put down the lighter!', 'don't let your future go up in smoke' etc. En-route rally , students also shouted slogans highlighting the menace of smoking. After rally , Senior Oncologists from MSSH including Dr. Sachin Gupta, Dr Gautam Goel, Dr Ritesh Pruthi, Dr Sunandan Sharma, Dr Shweta Gupta, Dr Pankaj Kumar addressed the students on ills of smoking. The students took a pledge not to smoke ever.

Dr. Sachin Gupta, Sr Consultant, Medical and Hemato Oncology  said that there were over 4000 chemicals in a single puff of cigarette smoke and 69 of them were known carcinogens. Nicotine was a very addictive psychoactive substance which caused a change in the person's mood or behaviour. Tar was the same black substance that was used to make roads. Through cigarette smoke, tiny pieces of tar would condense and form a very dangerous sticky coating on the bronchial tubes.  

Dr. Sunandan Sharma, Sr Consultant, Surgical Oncology 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. We have drifted away towards the fast and often harmful trends of  life, for example alcoholism and smoking. 

 Revealing the alarming facts, Dr. Pankaj Kumar, Sr consultant, Surgical Oncology said that The New England Journal of Medicine study found that smoking already accounted for 900,000 deaths a year in India.

Explaining what would happen when you smoke. Dr. Gautam Goel, Sr. Consultant, Medical Oncology informed that the nicotine would travels to the bloodstream and then to the brain. This would take only 8 seconds.


Mobile Dealers Donate 85 Units of Blood to Mark Lumia 540 Launch

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Chandigarh 28th May:-  Chandigarh Mobile Dealers Association today announced the launch of feature-packed Microsoft smart phone Lumia 540. The launch was marked by a cause as the dealers organized a blood donation camp in the market, in which 85 units of blood were donated.

While giving more detail about the Lumia 540, the president of mobile dealers association Vivek Nijhawan said  that the dual SIM model which supports 3G networks, comes with a 5 inches display, and stands out as it is the only smartphone in the market which comes with features of phones which are priced around Rs 15,000. On the other hand Lumia 540 comes with a price tag of Rs 10,199 only.

He added that in this segment the model happens to be only one with 8 GB expandable storage and 1 GB RAM and also the fastest phone with quad-core processor. It comes with 8 Megapixel primary camera and 5 Megapixel wide angle front camera for selfie and Skype, and 2200 mAh battery. Vivek Nijhawan said that this model will give a stiff competition to mobiles coming with a pricing of Rs 10,000 to 15,000. Key retailer Anmol said the dealers said the Lumia 540 Dual SIM runs on Windows Phone 8.1 (with Denim) operating system and will be upgradable to Windows 10 later this year.

The launch in city's popular mobile market in Sector 22 was unique and different as mobile dealers from across the city joined the cause by donating blood at the camp. Among prominent present included Microsoft Regional Sales Manager, Brijesh Dubey, Sales Manager Mohit Kapur & the entire Microsoft team, which had organized the camp jointly with Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32.

Sandeep Singh owner of Microsoft Priority Store said that this will boost the category sale & will also fill the range gap. The distributor Girish Bhayana said that his 7 years association with the brand will strengthen further with this kind of launches, which give customer a value for money.


Punjab to organize State Civil Defense day on June 28

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Chandigarh 28th May:- Govt.of Punjab will organize State Civil Defense day on June 28 and a weeklong special training/mock drill/exercise/demonstrations will be organized from June 8 to 15 by Commandants of Punjab Home Guards and Civil Defense for the preparations for this event in their respective Civil Defense towns. These decisions were taken in a coordination meeting of Police and Punjab Home Guards departments held here today under the Chairmanship of SK Sharma, DGP-cum-Commandant General Punjab Home and Director Civil Defense. He asked the officers of civil administration to extend every possible help and cooperation to the Punjab Home Guards and Civil Defense department for the event and as well as for its preparations. He also discussed in detail the issues relating to Home Guards Jawans deployed in Law & Order duties and their welfare. The meeting was attended by IGP/Patiala zone, DIG/Patiala Range, DIG/Ropar Range, SSsP of Mohali, Patiala, Barnala, Sangrur, Ropar and SBS Nagar, Divisional Commandants, Punjab Home Guards, Patiala and District Commanders of Sangrur, Patiala, Ropar, Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur besides senior officers of civil administration of these districts. Creates New Milestone; Crosses 50mn+ Monthly Active Users

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Chandigarh 28th May:-, India's largest digital entertainment service, has achieved a new milestone in the Indian digital entertainment space by becoming the first company to cross 50 million monthly active users across its entertainment service. This milestone places Hungama among the top 5 music and video streaming services globally, including platforms like Pandora and Spotify.

Over 250 million consumers accessed Hungama's services over the last year, during which the platform registered 200% growth in monthly active users. Over the past 12 months, Hungama has introduced several first features as well as several key catalog additions to create an unmatched consumer experience. The fast pace of growth in mobile data adoption among consumers across the board has provided a platform for Hungama to tap into the market with its mobile-apps, leading to massive penetration in both metros, urban, semi urban and even rural India.

Speaking on Hungama's achievement, Neeraj Roy, MD & CEO of Hungama Digital Media Entertainment said that we are glad to be the music & video service of choice for over 50 million South- Asians across the world. The milestone is the result of initiatives that we at Hungama began undertaking about 15 months ago. Over the next year, we plan to continue to build on this momentum to grow into newer markets and explore more avenues to distribute digital music and video. Hungama is on track to reach 100 million MAUs by March 2016.

Hungama has also partnered with several studios and labels to offer music and video exclusively including tracks from popular artists like Yo Yo Honey Singh, Atif Aslam, etc. as well as music from latest Bollywood movies like Roy, Kuch Kuch Locha Hai, Gabbar & Mr.X along with Regional cinema to name a few. Today Hungama offers the widest selection of music and video from over 150 leading record labels and studios in 19 languages, being the largest and most widely distributed entertainment service for South Asians, globally.


Star Gold Brings Bollywood’s A-listers Blockbusters ‘Singham Returns’ on 31st May

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Chandigarh 28th May:- It's that time of the year when Star Gold brings you the best of A-listers blockbusters right in the comfort of your home. From family drama to comedy to romantic hits, Star Gold will be showcasing an engaging line-up of biggest Bollywood flicks starting from 25th May to 31st May at 8 pm onwards.

Kick starting the blockbuster movie marathon on 25th May, is Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor's, 2 States, where two lovers from different cultures face an uphill battle when they try to get their parents' permission to marry. On 26th May, watch Sajid Nadiadwala's, Housefull 2, a laughter riot created by four sons-in-laws who marry four brides whose fathers-in-law mistake the men for another man. Next in line is,'Roy' on 27th May, featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal & Jacqueline Fernandez, a romantic thriller in which a filmmaker finds himself in a love triangle with his girlfriend and the criminal who is the subject of his movies. Come 28th May, encounter a romantic psychological thriller, 'Ek Villain' starring Shraddha Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh where a lover becomes the latest victim of a serial killer.

On 29th May, get smitten by Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan's adventurous love story, 'Bang Bang' where an unexpected encounter with a mysterious charmer leads to a bank employee's wild adventure. Give a kick to your Saturday with Jacqueline Fernandez and Sallu Bhai's 'KICK' on 30th May. The festival culminates with a high-octane action and power-packed performances by Ajay Devgan along with his leading lady Kareena Kapoor Khan in 'Singham Returns' on 31st May.




Tuesday 26 May 2015

Freshers Party at Brilliance World School

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Chandigarh 26th May:- The tiny tots of Brilliance World had a fun filled day, as they celebrated the freshers day . There was  fashion show and the display of an amazing array of colours. Harnoor of K.G performed on ' I'm a barbie' & stole the show. Vaanika was selected as  Miss fresher & Bhvya was  Mr. Fresher. Harnoor was the Miss best dressed & Kabir Walia was dressed. Runners up well dressed were Meenal, Tarun,Anas, Siddhi, Samira & Aarush. 

Dikshant International School organizes Fruit Festival

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Chandigarh 26th May:-  Just before the onset of summer break, Dikshant International school organized a fun filled fruit festival for the kindergarten and primary section of the school .The festival was aimed at developing an understanding about seasonal fruits and promoting their importance amongst students. In an extremely engaging festival, where kids roamed around wearing their head gears and neck tags, a wide range of seasonal fruits were included in different forms. The little chefs in food and nutrition section of the fest, made their junior kids taste some freshly squeezed juice, cool smoothies and fresh fruit salad. At the information desk, the concepts of weight, size, money, preservatives, seeds etc were well explained keeping fruits as the central idea. Fruit stories and rhymes during circle time, gave kids a chance to enjoy an engaging interaction with their teacher and peers. The fun and art corners included some fun filled games like 'taste and tell', 'Fruit Shoot', colouring sheets, tattoo making, craft work etc. The festival touched various aspects and strengthened a range of concepts in a fun filled yet enlightening manner.


NIIFT, Students Showcase Design Collections in ‘Suvyan 15’

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Chandigarh 26th May:- The students of Textile Design Department, Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT), Mohali  showcased their 7th annual design collection show 'Suvyan 15' at NIIFT today. 'Suvyan' is a design collection show where three years of meticulous training is presented in the form of home décor & furnishing products created individually by students. Each student worked on three themes individually. These collections have been created by students with the entire support from industry and dedicated faculty. SR Ladhar IAS, Director General, NIIFT the chief guest during occasion appreciated the hard work and efforts put in by the students. In all 22 collections were displayed by students this time fulfilling the needs of international standards and as per market demand.  

Anju worked on three collections inspired by gorgeous theme of tenica nastro, geometrical patterns and flora. She used ribbon technique for ornamentation of cushion collection. Sanghmita collections were inspired by elegant theme of shore, rejuvenated craft and circus.  Sponsored by "K Wardrobes", Chatterpur, her work showed the concern with the plants, animals and other organisms that live in the ocean. Rakhi's work collections were inspired by attractive theme of mid-night moon, a portrait and a beautiful sun flower flawlessly shining in the sky. The work of Neha Nupur was inspired by stunning theme of geo exploration, tribal and marine. Whereas Rohit collections were inspired by attractive theme of Daichi- off to sea and iron maiden. Arzoo Oberoi work which was sponsored by 'Handfab Living, Panipat' related to the mixture of dusty colors in romance, which kept it different and interesting. Neha Thakur inspired from dazzling theme indicative of blue indigo, brushed blooms and artist's cocoon.

Ankush, collections were inspired by gorgeous themes of blurred –up, fresh nordiac and persian pickle. The collection was inspired by persian carpets because of its color scheme, and paisley is also gave traditional look to design. Kunal Rajan inspired by elegant theme of mystic mandala, faux painting and artistic expression.

Khushboo's art pieces were sponsored by 'Contential furnishing', Delhi and her collections spoke of Discovery, Mixology and Memory. Rahul's work was sponsored by ''Home Décor'', Noida. He worked on illusion, playing cards and geometrical shapes. He used brilliant color illustrations which chart a voyage of infatuation, growth, separation, and reunion that made this the gift book for the valentine season. Tamanna Oberoi collections were inspired by gorgeous theme of Perfect Moroccan, Sun God Art and Aztec Tribal. Her themes were designed with a spectrum of elegant blends and color combinations.

The students were guided by their mentors including Ms. Shweta Sharma, Course Co-coordinator, Textile Design Dept, Ms. Deepti Sharma, Asst. Professor and Ms. Indeep Kaur the guest faculty.

Speaking during occasion, K S Brar, Director, NIIFT said that fabric was the root of any creation. Students have done a great job in creating good marketable products according to the customer demand. We were confident that our students would meet the challenges posed by the industry successfully. Inderjit Singh, Registrar, NIIFT also praised students work.

Meanwhile NIIFT is ranked 6th in the country according to a survey conducted by Outlook Magazine in June, 2014. Keeping pace with the rising standards of education and as per requirements of the human resources of the Industry, NIIFT provides B.Sc and M.Sc Degrees. The admission for all courses has already been started which will be on till May28.




BMW Celebrates 40 years of BMW Art Cars. “Rolling sculptures”

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Chandigarh 26th May:- Ever since the invention of the motor car, artists have drawn inspiration from the thrill of speed, from the phenomenon of mobility and from racing cars as examples of modern sculpture. Since 1975, BMW Art Cars have been a central feature of this story. The idea behind the BMW Art Cars was the brainchild of French racing driver and art enthusiast Hervé Poulain: 40 years ago, Poulain asked artist friend Alexander Calder to apply his creative talents to his race car. Together with Jochen Neerpasch, then BMW Motorsport Director, the first BMW Art Car was born – and it became an instant crowd's favourite on the race track. Since then, new additions to the BMW Art Car Collection have been made over the years at irregular intervals, with unique works of art from artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney and Jeff Koons.

Maximilian Schöberl, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Governmental Affairs, BMW Group said that the BMW Art Cars provide an exciting landmark at the interface where cars, technology, design, art and motor sport meet. He added that the 40-year history of our 'rolling sculptures' is as unique as the artists who created them. The BMW Art Cars are an essential element and core characteristic of our global cultural engagement.

Maximilian Schöberl, further said that the anniversary celebrations got under way with exhibitions in Hong Kong, at the Centre Pompidou, the BMW Museum and the Concorso d'Eleganza at Lake Como, where the first four BMW Art Cars by Alexander Calder, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, plus the M3 GT2 created by Jeff Koons, were all on display. Further presentations are set to follow later in 2015 in New York, Miami and Shanghai. The BMW Group would also like to introduce the 40th anniversary of the BMW Art Car Collection into the public sphere through social media. While exploring the vision of each artist for their car on its social media channels, the company also wants to ask people what the 'art of the car' means to them. To track the content, it will be shared under the hashtag #BMWArtCar.




Monday 25 May 2015

Sohana Resident Arrested Under NDPS Act: Police Recovers 15 gm Smack

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Chandigarh 25th May:- Chandigarh Police arrested Vishal Kumar of Sohana, Distt. SAS Nagar, Punjab from Sector 52, Chandigarh and recovered 15 Gram of Smack from his possession. A Case FIR No. 180, U/S 21 NDPS Act has been registered in PS-36, Chandigarh. Further investigation is going on.

IPL finals craze witnessed at Underdoggs Sports Bar and Grill

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Chandigarh 25th May:- Massive support from cricket lovers today witnessed at the IPL finals played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings amidst massive 30 HD Screens displayed at Underdoggs Sports Bar and Grill at Elante Mall, Chandigarh. Stadium live atmosphere were seen at bar where end numbers of supports of Dhoni and Rohit Sharma team. The astonishing feature of the event was the menu of the bar was entirely based on IPL. Till late night supporters will cheer for their favourite team.

According to Shweta Verma, Marketing Manager of Underdogg Sports Bar and Grill their continues endeavour is to make memorable moments by organising such event for the customers.


Police Arrest One Person with 400 gm Opium

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Chandigarh 25th May:- The operation Cell of Chandigarh Police arrested Kamal Deen of Samadhi Gate, MM, Chandigarh near Shastri Nagar, MM, Chandigarh and recovered 400 Gram of opium from his possession. A Case FIR No. 280 U/S 18 NDPS Act has been registered against him in PS-MM, Chandigarh. Further investigation is going on.

Chandigarh Police on the complaint of Ms. Indu resident of Solan that the driver of Innova Car No. CH-01-AW-1225 namely hit her when she was crossing the road, near Rock Garden, Chandigarh on 24th of May. She got injured and admitted to GMSH-16. A Case FIR No. 82 U/S 279,337 IPC has been registered in PS-3, Chandigarh. Accused arrested and was later on bailed out. The case has been worked out.



Chandigarh Junior State Netball Championship on June 9 & 10 at TBS

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Chandigarh 25th May:- The Netball Sports Promotion Association Chandigarh is going to organize Chandigarh Junior State Netball Championship ( Boys & Girls ) under-19 on June 9 and June 10 at The British School Sector 44, Chandigarh.

Addressing media persons here today the President Netball Sports Promotion Association Chandigarh Ranjan Sethi said that the event is aimed at promoting the game amongst masses and encouraging the youngsters. Ranjan Sethi said that the chief guest of opening ceremony on June 9 would be Deputy Director, Panjab University, Sports department Dr Rakesh Mallik, while that of closing ceremony  would be Director of Sports , Panjab University Chandigarh Dr Parminder S Ahluwalia. They added that registration for event can be done with Miss Rupinder Kaur (Mobile No. 9463449800) who has also represented India in Commonwealth games,at The British School Sector 44, Chandigarh on or after May 30, 2015.

Net ball Sports Promotion Association Chandigarh General Secretary, P. S. Lamba said that players (both boys and girls) born on or after April 1, 1997 are eligible to participate in this championship. There will be no entry fee for the championship. He added that the Netball Sports Promotion Association Chandigarh was also organizing National Junior Netball Championship from June 25 to June 28 at The British School Sector 44. For this event all 26 states across India have confirmed that their players will be participating in the event. Around 650-700 players will participate. The boarding & lodging of participants is arranged at The British School Sector 44, Chandigarh. Even arrangements for medical services has also been arranged.