Monday 30 November 2015

Chandigarh Police week Culminates:IG Inagurates ATM of HDFC Bank and Wet Canteen at IRB Complex

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Chandigarh 30th November: - Chandigarh Police celebrated the 6th Police week from 23.11.2015 to 30.11.2015. As part of the Police week, today ATM of HDFC Bank and Wet Canteen at IRB Complex, Sarangpur have been inaugurated by Rajender P Upadhyay, Inspector General of Police, U.T., Chandigarh in the presence of  Amarjeet Singh Cheema, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Sukhchain Singh Gill, SSP-UT, Maneesh Chaudhry, SSP-Security & Traffic, Ram Nivas Meena, Commandant-IRB, Ms. Anjitha Chepyala, DSP-IRB. SP-Communication, all ASPs & DSPs took part in this event.  It culminated with an official lunch for the officers and media persons. The sports persons of IRB were also congratulated by IGP.


Zee TV Extends its Week Day Programming

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Chandigarh 30th November: - Zee TV, India's leading Hindi GEC, has constantly endeavoured to enhance its rich and vibrant content offering for its loyal audiences. Packing in an extra punch to its weekends, Zee TV extends its weekday primetime shows to 6 days a week from Monday to Saturday. 28th November onwards, the shows from 07 to 09 PM will be telecast on Saturdays as well. While Satrangi Sasural and Sarojini have already been airing 6 days a week, popular shows Kala Teeka, Qubool Hai, Tashn-e-Ishq and Jamai Raja will now begin to air at their respective time slots on Saturdays and provide more entertainment to their avid follower base with intriguing plots and exciting turning points in the upcoming episodes. With the introduction of 'Sunehra Shaniwar', Neeli Chhatri Wale will air every Sunday at 08.00 PM.

Pradeep Hejmadi, Zee TV Business Head said that he objective of extending our weekday primetime properties to Saturdays is to give our audiences more. The move brings our protagonists even closer to our viewers.


Administration Earmark Rally Ground for Rallies & Dharnas

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Chandigarh 30th November: - The Chandigarh Administration has earmarked the Rally Ground, Sector-25, Chandigarh for organizing rallies and dharnas. No permission will be granted by the Chandigarh Administration to organize rallies and dharnas etc. elsewhere in the city other than the designated location at Rally Ground, Sector-25, Chandigarh. Moreover, the prohibitory orders u/s 144 Cr.P.C. is already imposed in U.T. Chandigarh, which is effective from zero hours on October 25th, 2015 to 23rd of October, 2015.

This has been done to avoid traffic congestion and keeping in view the convenience of general public. Permission for organizing rallies and dharnas even at Rally Ground, Sector-25, Chandigarh, must be obtained by the organizer from the competent authority i.e. the District Magistrate and concerned Sub Divisional Magistrate, U.T. Chandigarh. Further, organizing of rallies and dharnas at any location other than the earmarked site at Rally Ground, Sector-25, Chandigarh would be viewed seriously and stern action will be taken against the violators in accordance with law.


MCM College organizes Havan Ceremony

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Chandigarh 30th November: - MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh organized a Havan Ceremony to seek the blessing of Almighty before the commencement of Semester and House examination in December. Bhajans and Hymns allured in the positive energy as students from all classes joined their hands in prayer to ask for grace. The Havan was then followed by an oath taking ceremony of the 37 Discipline Incharges inducted for maintaining better decorum in the MCM Hostel. The Incharges pledged to endeavor for a congenial and participatory environment in the hostel management to ensure a satisfactory and orderly atmosphere in all the blocks. Appointment of students as Hostel Discipline Incharges by the authorities is a step to inculcate in the students the virtue of administration and self- constraint by increased participation in decision making.

The Principal of the college, Dr. Nisha Bhargava, was all praises for the endeavour of the students. She motivated them to study hard for the upcoming exams and commended their spirit of selfless service.




Rannvijay& Sushil Visit Chandigarh to Give Chandigarhians a Chance to Be a Roadie

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       Chandigarh 30th November: -Known for being a game- changer through the years, MTV, the ultimate word on the youth, is all set to give youngsters a reason to experience a rush of adrenaline running down their spine with the brand new season of the cult reality show, Renault MTV Roadies X4 powered by Park Avenue Deodorants and connected by Hike.  Having transformed the lives of many aspiring youngsters through previous seasons of Roadies,the new season of Roadies brings in a twist by adding two extra wheels and provides the contestants with the opportunity to drive the most aspirational sports utility vehicle, Renault Duster for a powerful, intense and thrilling motoring sojourn.

This season of Renault MTV Roadies X4 powered by Park Avenue Deodorants and connected by Hike, will be a treat for adventure junkies providing them with an electrifying blend of thrill and fun and a brand new brigade of gang leaders joining the original Roadie, Ranvijay Singh.

 Accompanying Rannvijay Singh in the hunt for the ultimate Roadie are Indian Television's eye- candy Karan Kundra, Bollywood's hottest femme fatale, Neha Dhupia and Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar. Gang leaders Rannvijay Singh and Sushil Kumar were present during the auditions held at Chandigarh City to enable participants live their ultimate dream of becoming the next Roadie.

Rann vijay Singh said that like last year, we have Roadies in the city of Chandigarh which is brimming with ever- so- enthusiastic participants. The zeal among the participants is contagious and we too have got into the Roadie spirit seeing their keenness to be a part of Renault MTV Roadies X4. The Chandigarh auditions were held on 30thNovember and 1stDecember, the auditions started with group discussions being followed by one- on- one interaction with the gang leaders.As always, the auditions were filled with oodles of drama and excitement; and the fun was doubled with the gang leaders upping the game. He further said that the Roadies team drove into the city of Chandigarh to select the lucky few from the aspiring participants and enabled them to unloose the real Roadie within them. People in Chandigarh came out in large numbers with high spirits to fulfil their coveted dream of becoming a Roadie and embark on an adventure- packed, life- changing journey. In order to become a part of the ultimate test of bravery, aspirants from different walks of life participated to take a shot at their luck and show off their true legacy of being a Roadie.

Sushil Kumar said that roadies has been inspiring youngsters ever since and it is amazing to see the determination and passion among them. Becoming a Roadie is all about determination and discipline and he is sure Chandigarh would not disappoint him.




Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Roll

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Chandigarh 30th November: -   The Election Commission of India ordered a Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Roll w.r.t. January 01st, 2016 as the qualifying date in which the claims and objections have to be received till November 30th,2015. The Election Department U.T. Chd organized the Special Campaign dates on November 28th & 29th of November. 

On the special campaign date on 29th of November the Electoral Roll Observer Ms. Kavita Singh, IAS appointed by the Election Commission of India with Naib Tehsildar(Election) visited and inspected the polling stations of Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency and found all the BLO's were present at their designated polling stations locations and they are receiving the claims and  objections from the public. 

All the left out residents who attains the age of 18 years as on January 01st, 2016 are requested to submit their claims and objections by November 30th,2015at the Sampark centre or in the office of the concerned A.E.R.Os.


HSRP of Series ”CH03-V” and ”CH03-W” Starts

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Chandigarh 30th November :-   The Registering & Licensing Authority, UT, Chandigarh has started process for affixing of High Security Registration Plates on vehicles already registered in UT, Chandigarh at three notified locations i.e. the offices of R&LA, Sector-17, SDM(S), Sector-42, SDM (E), Indl. Area, Phase-I, Chandigarh. The owners of the vehicle having registration number of"CH03-V" and "CH03-W" series shall apply for affixation of HSRP at their respective offices with the request on plain paper mentioning the detail of Chassis Number, Engine Number, Make, Model, copy of Registration Certificate of the vehicle, copy of valid insurance and copy of Identity Card of the owner within one month from the date of 01.12.2015. The original Registration Certificate (RC) is mandatory at the time of applying for the same. In case, if, the owners of the vehicle of above series do not affixed HSRP plates within the stipulated period on their vehicles, the Traffic Police, UT, Chandigarh will be asked to initiate the process for Challaning of their vehicle.


Microsoft Launches Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL in India

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Chandigarh 30th November :-   Microsoft today announced the launch of Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, the first Lumia phones to come pre-loaded with Windows 10, in India. Designed to offer consumers the best of Windows 10 combined with powerful and performance driven technology, the new flagship devices include innovative features like Cortana, Windows Hello beta for Lumia and Continuum for phones.With stunning HD displays, new PureView cameras with 20 megapixel sensors and triple LED natural flash that shoots 4K video, as well as the latest in processing power, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL represent the best innovationfrom Microsoft.

Starting today, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will be available for pre-booking at Microsoft Priority Resellers across the country, Microsoft Store on and retail chains of Croma, Reliance and Sangeetha at a best buy price of INR43,699/- and INR 49,399/- respectively. Consumers will get Microsoft Display Dock free as a limited period offer.[i]Airtel consumers can double their data for free on purchasing their Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL. 

Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India,said that with the launch of Windows 10, we have ushered in an era of more personal computingwhich is all about interacting more easily, more naturally and more securely in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Now, with Windows 10 on Lumia we take innovation to the next level and build upon the unique experiences of Windows 10 for phone users. He added that we built Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL for people who want the most productive smartphones running the most productive operating system.

Ajey Mehta, Country General Manager, Microsoft India said that the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL deliver a familiar and consistent experience that extends across your Windows devices, including innovative features like Cortana, Windows Hello beta for Lumia and Continuum for phones, taking innovation to the next level.


‘Connect Net Champs’ Inching Towards City Finale Stage

By 121 NewsChandigarh 30th November :-   In a significant leap, Connect Net Champs Program enters the school classrooms to impart training on internet etiquette, making it an ideal platform to provide technical know-how to children, parents and teachers. To address the concern on how fast the growing internet revolution is impacting young minds, Connect Net Champs today conducted a seminar at Delhi Public School today. The program started with a seminar addressed by Jagdeep Singh, from SIP Academy, followed by a thrilling Quiz contest for students. Four candidates were shortlisted for the next round.

Children at Delhi Public School were educated on the advantages of the internet and what children could do offline and online. Know how on the potential risks related to internet and how to avoid such risks were also imparted. The potential risks such as exposure to inappropriate material, harassment and bullying, physical molestation, legal and financial, viruses and hackers were explained to the children. Additionally, important guidelines were imparted on how children can avoid online risks and rules for online safety and how to be a smart internet user.

Talking about the Program and its takeaways, Arvind Bali, Director and CEO, Connect Broadband & Videocon Telecommunications Limited, said that Net Champs is a program that will make children well aware about the use of Technology and Internet. We not only want to guide our future generation on internet etiquettes but also make learning more fun. Our motive is to make sure that the youth which is obsessed with the latest technological devices and are always on the lookout for the newest gadgets in the market to be well aware about the pro's and con's and use internet smartly.


Director PGI honours Officers on their Retirement



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Chandigarh 30th November :-   Prof. Yogesh Chawla, Director PGI honoured Prof. Y K Batra, Head, Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care; Prof Deepak Bhasin, Head, Department of Gastroenterology and six officers & officials on their superannuation today by presenting mementoes to them.  Chetan PS Rao, DDA and 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.

CRB School Holds Healthy Tiffin Competition

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Chandigarh 30th November :-   The tiny tots of CRB Public School Sector 7-B, Chandigarh participated in Healthy Tiffin Competition today. The parents of the young students had put great efforts to organize a special healthy food platter. The Tiffin's were vibrant with variety of food items. The children also ate their Tiffin's lovingly. The teacher's motivated children to eat healthy food for a healthy childhood and growth. Healthy Tiffin competition was also organized on this occasion and students were encouraged to say 'No' to junk food

School Principal Sangeeta Mittal said that to make little ones aware about healthy food and to encourage them to say 'No' to junk food and also inculcate healthy eating habits in young children healthy Tiffin competition was organized.  


Sunday 29 November 2015

TCAS Holds Qualifying Rounds of 7th Hero O&A Autocross Motocross and off Road Challenge

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Chandigarh 29th November:- The qualifying rounds of 7th Hero Racing O&A Autocross Motocross and off Road Challenge began on saturday at GMADA ground, opposite PUDA office, Phase 8 Mohali amidst the crowd of enthusiastic spectators. Adventure lovers and seasoned riders displayed their best motoring skills which heated up the ambience.  

As many as 12 qualifying rounds were held in the autocross category where participants from all across the country took part. In autocross category which is open to any stock or modified car of any make, best performers were Vishal Bedh, Nitish Pawar, Rajan Sidhu, Sangeet Batth, Kabir Baraich

Rahul Kumar, Nitish Pawar Irfaan Alam, Avinash Singh, Umesh Yadav Deepak Madan, Jeewanjeet Singh, Ranjit Thakur performed pretty well in the Motocross category where 10 qualifying rounds were held. This category is open to all Indian as well as Imported bikes. Around 18 Marshals remained present for the event. The results were displayed on LED toward to avoid any confusion.

Two ambulances from the safety partner of the event, Fortis Healthcare were stationed and their paramedic team along with all first aid kits was also present at the venue.  

Nikhil Jaspal, Steward of the event had given briefed the participants about the rules and regulations of the game. He also entertained the queries put up by contestants.


Asaya Jaswal of Hallmark School Wins Zee Q’s Kahaani Express City Finale

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Chandigarh 29th November:- The second innings of Zee Q "Kahaani Express" was culminated in the city on 28th November 2015 at Gurukul Global School. The city finale saw a participation of unprecedented 160 children from Chandigarh city, where one city champ goes to the National finale in Kolkata. Asaya Jaswal from Hallmark School Chandigarh was the winners of competition and whereas the 1st Runnerup was Vivikta From Chitkara, School, Chandigarh and 2nd runner up was  Anushka Dhillon from Bhawan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh.

The city finale was judged by renowned personalities who provided their invaluable feedback and advice to the students, motivating them to improve their performance. Donning the hats of judges was Kulvinder Singh, educationist and International education and training programs specialist as well as Raspal Kaur, recognized Australian training and development professional and English language training specialist.  The winner will be competing with national finalists in the mega finale, scheduled to be held in Kolkata next month.

Ashwin Sashital, Brand Head, Zee Q, informed that we are overwhelmed with the response we have received for the second season of Kahaani Express. The talent in Chandigarh is truly exceptional and we are honorued to be providing them the platform to showcase this at a national level.



National Awards for PGI Doctors

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Chandigarh 29th November:- The Department of Anatomy, PGI Chandigarh has received two best poster awards at 63rd National Conference of Anatomical Society of India, held at Lucknow. 

 Dr. Tulika Gupta, Assistant Professor received National Award, Dr T. Kodandaramaiah Memorial Gold Medal on her work on the topic "A Tale of Two Commissures: Morphometry for Safe Surgical Corridors to the Third Ventricle", Dr. Khayati Sant Ram, Senior Resident, also presented a poster on the topic "Comparative Microanatomy of Suprarenal Glands of Anencephalicand Normal Fetuses of Different Gestational Age Groups" and received National Award, Dr. Manju Naresh Memorial Gold Medal. 


CME of Rheumatology on Current Paradigms in Arthritis Concludes

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Chandigarh 29th November:- The One day  CME of Rheumatology on current paradigms in arthritis in PGI concluded successfully today with over 150 physicians participating in the meeting. This meeting saw stalwarts like Dr Anand Malaviya, Dr Ramnath Misra, Dr Amita Aggarwal and Dr Rohini Handa among others participate. The CME was inaugurated by the Director PGI and the chairperson for the CME was Dr Subhash Varma, Head, Internal Medicine PGI. The organizing secretary was Dr Varun Dhir from Internal Medicine. There were many interactive sessions, MD residents Quiz and a DM Rheumatology students Debate which were well received by the audience. The Punjab Medical Council has awarded 4 credit hours to this CME.

Amateur Judo Association Chandigarh to Hold Senior National Judo Championship Men and Women

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Chandigarh 29th November:- Amateur Judo Association Chandigarh under the Banner of Judo Federation of India is holding the Senior Judo Championship for Men and Women  at Panjab University Chandigarh. Punjab University Chandigarh is Co organizer of the Championship. 

Raj Pal Chauhan, President Amateur Judo Association Chandigarh, said that the Judokas is being provided with the good boarding and lodging arrangement.  This is the third time the Association is holding the Championship in the City Beautiful. About 490 Star Judokas from all the States of India, ITBP, All India Police Sports Control Board, Railway Sports Board, SSB, CISF and BSF and about 100 officials will participate in the 4 days event. 

N.K.Thakur organizing Secretary said that more than 35 team has confirmed their participation. The championship is being played from 02nd of December to 05th December. He added that full arrangements has been made for the championship.

Stan Autos Launches New Model of Maruti Wagon-R Auto Gear Shift

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Chandigarh 29th November:- Stan Autos of Mohali today unveils latest version of Maruti Wagon-R auto gear Shift. While briefing about the new models of Maruti Wagon R, General Manager H.S.Siddhu said that latest petrol version of Maruti Wagon R has got ABS and Air Bag feature. He further said that the price range of it is from 4.79 lakh to 5.13 lakh Rupees. H.S.Siddhu said that mileage of its is 20.51 KM/lt. and it is available 07 exciting colors.


BMW India Hold National Final of BMW Golf Cup International 2015

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Chandigarh 29th November:- BMW India held the National Final of BMW Golf Cup International 2015 at the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon on 28 November 2015. India's iconic sportsman and BMW Sachin Tendulkar felicitated the national winners for their stellar performance on the course. The winners of the National Final will participate in the World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International which is scheduled to be held in South Africa from 07 – 12 March 2016. India is one of 50 participating countries at the World Final of BMW Golf Cup International 2015 which is a global series with 1,000 qualifying tournaments involving 100,000 players.

Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW India said that we are delighted to present the sport of golf and its many valuable attributes to a broader audience across India. The world of amateur golf in India is witnessing progressive development and exemplifies the advancement and legacy of the sport in this country. The BMW Golf Cup International attracts not just our customers and prospects but also other patrons of the game. We have seen impressive golf this year and look forward to host the next season of BMW Golf Cup International in India.

 Over 2000 golfers participated in the BMW Golf Cup International 2015 across 13 cities in India – Kochi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Lucknow, Greater Noida and Gurgaon. The winners from these tournaments competed in the National Final of the BMW Golf Cup International 2015.

An exclusive, invitation-only event, the BMW Golf Cup International 2015 is an amateur golf tournament series designed for customers, prospects and opinion leaders and provides the right mix for an exclusive social interaction.

The BMW Golf Cup International 2015 has three categories, A (for handicaps up to 12), B (for handicaps 13 – 28) and Ladies Category (for handicaps up to 28). The winners, runners-up and second runners-up of the individual handicap categories qualify for the National Final. The winners in each of the three handicap categories in the National Final qualify to take part in the World Final of BMW Golf Cup International 2015.


Arora Family Wins Max 2 Ludhiana’s Family No 1

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Ludhiana 29th November:- The families across Ludhiana, Moga , Firozepur participated in a 'Film, Family and Fun' event at Guru Nanak Auditorium, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Quin Centenary Celebration Committee, Bharat Nagar Chowk , Ludhiana last night . The event was a unique initiative by MAX 2 the iconic Hindi movie channel to find Ludhiana's family no 1.

Arora family comprising of Nandini, Uday, Yashika Shelza & Veena from Hargobind Nagar won the coveted title. The initiative was instrumental in helping families escape from their daily routine and enjoy the charm of Hindi cinema while spending quality 'family' time.

The initiate was started on November, 16 where families were invited to play 'Filmy Housie'.  The jeeps branded with 'Film, family and fun' having dancers grooving to iconic film songs kept roaming in various locations of three cities. MAX 2 provided families with the option of giving a missed call on the toll free number 1800 3000 6916 if they wished to register their performance or confirm their attendance along with conducting on-the-spot registrations of families. To qualify for the final act, each family had to either enact a scene or sing a song or dance from a list of 10-15 iconic movies such as 'DDLJ', 'Satte Pe Satta,' 'Namakhalal', 'Silsila', 'Chandani' and 'Disco Dancer.'

From 'family photo booth', to 'Filmy Roulette Wheel' and 'Dart Game' the families were seen having a fun filled time indulging in the various interactive games that the channel had lined up.

Vaishali Sharma, Senior VP- MAX & MAX 2 said that after a successful run in UP, MP, Maharashtra, Haryana and Rajasthan, we decided to replicate the success of our unique consumer initiative in Punjab. It was overwhelming to see families from these towns turn out in their filmy avatar and put up their best act in a bid to win to win the unique title of 'Family No.1'."


Students of Lawrence School Excelles in Mohali Distt. Athletic Meet

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Chandigarh 29th November:- Lawrence Public Senior Secondary School, Sector -51 students participated in Mohali School Distt. Athletic meet which was organized by CBSE and won   as many as 24 medals. Students from various  includes the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal and Jammu & Kashmir participated in the competition  .In Under - 16  boys Vishnu Bhatia, Navrohi Singh, Sarabjit Singh, Simar Singh, Sparsh Rishi won gold medals in 4X100 relay where as in under 14  boys Gursharan Singh, Mohit,  Abhinav won gold medals in 4x100 relay & Padam Pratap Singh won silver medal .Besides this Vishnu Bhatia and Simar Singh won silver medal in long jump and Discus throw respectively . Harshdeep Singh bagged bronze medal in discus throw and shot put. Jaskiran kaur & Gurvir Kaur won bronze in shot put and long jump respectively.

While encouraging the Students Principal of the School Veena Malhotra said that Fine tuning, coordination and innate talent helped them to bag a gold medals. She further added that Lawrence school always stressed on the holistic development of the children, so that, its students can mark their presence and can outshine in their interested sector.

Friday 27 November 2015

Adviser Inagurates Cricket Tournament for Children with Intellectual Disability

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Chandigarh 27th November:- The Adviser to the Administrator, Vijay Kumar Dev, inaugurated the 4th All India Cricket Tournament for Individuals with Intellectual Disability from 27th to 29th November, 2015 organized by GRIID, Sector 31, Chandigarh.

The Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh emphasized saying, Chandigarh should become the sports hub for the Persons with intellectual disability not only for the outdoor games but also indoor games

Anurag Agarwal, Home Secretary-cum-Secretary, Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh Administration was the Guest of Honor on this Occasion. He highlighted that this kind of events must be encouraged and conducted regularly so that they can also proof their potential.

The overview of the event was given by Dr. Atul Sachdev, Director, GRIID. The rational of having such event at National Level was briefed by Dr. B.S. Chavan, Joint Director, GRIID. The Vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs. Vani Ratnam, Officer Incharge, GRIID.


Oakridge International School Students Excells in Zonal and District Athletics Meet

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Chandigarh 27th November:- The students of  Oakridge International School, Mohali brought laurels for the school by achieving Gold and Silver medals in different categories at Zonal Atheletics Meet held at Govt. Sn. Sec. School, Jhanjheri and District Athletic Meet held at Govt. Sn. Sec. School,Mohali. Kashish Kumar Chabbra of class 8th won gold medal in 100meter and 400 meter Sprint and silver medal in 200 meter Sprint race in Under-14 Boys category and in Girls Under-14 category Jasmine Kaur of class 6th won silver medal in 100 meter Sprint race. In Under-17 Boys, Karanvir Singh Natt of class- 9th won Gold medal in Javelin throw and Silver Medal in High Jump. Kashish Kumar Chabbra also qualified for the State level by bagging Gold Medal in District Level Under-14 Boys Sprint race in categories  100 meter 200 meter, 400 meter and also in the relay race. Karanvir Singh Natt got participation certificate in Javelin throw and High Jump in Under-17 Boys Category.

Ramanjit Ghuman Principal of the school applauded the athletes for their wonderful performance and motivated them to keep it up in the future also. She also appreciated the effort put in by teachers for making these achievements possible and by putting in all his hard work to ensure that the children achieve high ranks.


UGI organizs Symposium on Emerging Pardigms in Guidance and Counselling

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Chandigarh 27th November:- Universal Group of Institutions organized a Symposium on Emerging Paradigms in Guidance and Counselling. As many as 65 Counsellors from Punjab School of Education Board participated in this career oriented seminar.  Shruti Shukla, Deputy Director, SCERT was the guest of Honour at the moment.

While speaking at the moment Deputy Director SCERT Shruti Shukla said that nowadays we have to motivate the students to take the right path in deciding their Career. HPS Harry, District Manager, Punjab School Education Board, Darshan Singh, Superintendent, Punjab School Education Board, were also present on the occasion. Darshan Singh focused on the attitude and the mindset of the students.

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Chairman Universal Group of Institutions welcomed all the dignitaries and said that this is an important platform where we can discuss about the various concepts in regards to counselling and guidance of students related to career. He also focussed more on the Aptitude and will of the students. He further added that student must choose the career first instead of subject. If the students set their own goals in life in regards to career then it will be quite easy for them to decide about the education and to be successful in life.

AirAsia X Launches Direct Flight from New Delhi to Kuala Lumpur

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Chandigarh 27th November:- The highly-anticipated Big Sale* by AirAsia and AirAsia X is back, with All-inclusive fares starting from INR 990 to Pune, Goa, Kochi, Guwahati, Vizag and many more domestic destinations connected by AirAsia India and INR 3699 to International destinations like Bangkok & Kuala Lumpur from India connected by the Group Airlines. Seats are available for booking on from, 23 November until 29 November 2015. AirAsia X is also recommencing its direct flights to Kuala Lumpur from New Delhi and return with 4 weekly flights starting 3 February 2016, promotional all-in-fares from only INR 7990 one way.

The travel period for the Big Sale* will be from 1 May 2016 until 5 February 2017, with priority redemption 24 hours ahead from 0001hrs – 2359hrs (GMT+8) on 22 November for AirAsia BIG members, AirAsia Go users, BIG Prepaid MasterCard and AirAsia Citibank card members.

AirAsia's Group Chief Commercial Officer, Siegtraund Teh said that Big Sale is something that our airline groups have been offering our guests and this time around, we have added many new destinations and connectivity into our network such as exclusive routes to Maldives, Kaohsiung, Changsha, Goa, Pattaya and on top of that, our latest new direct route to New Delhi. He said that We are very pleased to be recommencing this exciting new route now with attractive low fares.


Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival to Host Seventh Edition from 14th to 17th January 2016

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Chandigarh 27th November:- Apeejay Surrendra Group and Oxford Bookstores today announced the seventh  edition of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, 2016 (AKLF 2016) to be hosted in Kolkata from 14th -17th January 2016The literary forum is the first of its kind to be created by a bookstore.  With its seventh edition AKLF 2016 has built on several unique concepts with a fresh approach. Continuing to celebrate the city's magnificent public monuments and heritage sites the festival aims to rediscover the quaint and hidden charms of the city through heritage walks. Some of the sites hand-picked for this edition are Nandan, Town Hall steps, The Indian Museum, Presidency University, Tollygunge Club and  Victoria Memorial.

 Among other themes, AKLF 2016 will be commemorating the '125th anniversary of Dame Agatha Christie, Queen of Crime Fiction', with the launch of "A for Arsenic: the Poisons of Agatha Christie" by Kathryn Harkup in association with UK's leading Crime Writing Festival, Bloody Scotland! Other broad themes running through the festival reflect current concerns such as diversity, gender equality, continuities across borders and youth engagement.

Providing the first glimpse of the upcoming festival,  Award winning filmmaker, screenwriter and actor Aparna Sen, spoke about her association with the festival this year and announced the all-India premiere of her film 'Saari Raat' based on playwright Badal Sircar's eponymous play as the inaugural event.  Also present for the occasion were AKLF partners such as Stephane AmalirDirector, Alliance FrancaiseAnuradha LohiaVC Presidency UniversityDevi KarDirector, Modern High School for GirlsJayanta SenguptaCurator, Victoria Memorial Hall and Director, Indian Museum, along with other valued partners, associates and friends of AKLF, who also shared their thoughts and their association with the festival. Ms. Maina Bhagat and Ms. Anjum Katyal – Festival Directors  set the theme for the year, sharing the schedules, highlights and announcing the  much anticipated line up of authors and participants this year. AKLF 201 promises to be an exciting journey with a celebration of diverse themes across books, theatre, the arts and cinema.  

 The forthcoming 7th edition of AKLF is poised to scale new heights, with an outstanding and meticulously curated programme, bringing the world and the nation to Kolkata. AKLF 2016 has participation from Australia, Israel, Scotland, Italy, Nigeria, Portugal as well as England, France, Germany, Pakistan, Bhutan and others. Some of the prominent personalities who will be part of the literary extravaganza are Ben Okri, Lord Meghnad Desai, Christine Manfield, Barkha Dutt, Vir Sanghvi, Bharati Pradhan, Meera Syal, Shatrughan Sinha, Shobhaa De and more. 

 Ms. Maina Bhagat, Director, Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival said that it is truly gratifying to witness the trajectory of AKLF's growth - in scope, content and presence - since its modest beginning in 2010. We believe that the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival is truly a Window to the World of Ideas and Creativity. New vistas shall open, bringing vigor, debate, new voices and concerns to Kolkata's informed audiences at AKLF 2016, come January.

 Ms. Anjum Katyal, Director, Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival said that the 7th edition of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival we have tried to curate events that explore the literary spirit in innovative ways.  New innovations this time include poetry café, blogging contests, film screenings, campus sessions, and heritage photo walks. We hope everyone involved with the world of books – readers, authors and publishers - will enjoy AKLF.

 Eminent Poet and Novelist Ben Okri shared his excitement to be part of AKLF 2016 through a statement that it is with great pleasure that he is coming to the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival. As you all know, he feels India to be a kind of home for me. It is a mysterious feeling and he has felt it since the first day he visited many years ago. This is his first time at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, and I am looking forward to the sharing of ideas and to the customary warmth with which India receives its visitors.

 The inaugural event of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2016 for the first time will be hosted at Nandan, commencing with the  all-India premiere Aparna Sen's 'Saari Raat' based on playwright Badal Sircar's eponymous play and recently the centerpiece of the New York Indian Film Festival,  followed by the launch of the book Badal Sircar: Towards a Theatre of Conscience. The festival will also commemorate '125th anniversary of Dame Agatha Christie, Queen of Crime Fiction', with the launch of "A for Arsenic: the Poisons of Agatha Christie" by Kathryn Harkup.  The sessions at AKLF 2016 this year include participation by award winning authors, Man Booker Prize winner Ben Okri who will launch his new novel Age of Magic, a story of a group of world-weary travellers who discover the meaning of life on a journey to a mysterious Swiss mountain. Apart from book launches by Lord Meghnad Desai, Christine Manfield, Barkha Dutt, Vir Sanghvi, Bharati Pradhan, Meera Syal and others, there will be discussions on myriad subjects like current affairs by Vir Sanghvi, Salil Tripathi and Saba Naqvi, motivation and leadership sessions, blogging contests, literary adda, heritage walk, poetry café, especially curated events for children and author breakfast meetings adding a fresh elements to the festival. There will also be a special session with a group of crime writers. The festival will also focus on young writers and new voices in an attempt to build an audience for books and reading.   There will also be sessions dedicated to cross border discussion with Reema Abbasi on her book 'Temples of Pakistan'. The four day long, multi-faceted event has several stimulating components designed to give visitors and the audience an enriching experience, with a great blend of literature, culture, art and heritage.


Administration Hold Review Meeting of High Powered Steering Committee on Smart City

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Chandigarh 27th November:- A review meeting of High Powered Steering Committee on Smart City for finalization of draft Smart City proposal was held today at the U.T. Secretariat, Chandigarh. The meeting was chaired by Vijay Dev,Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh Administration, Anurag Agarwal, Home Secretary cum State Mission Director, Chandigarh Administration, Sarvjit Singh, Finance Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, Smt. Poonam Sharma, Mayor, Chandigarh, Maninder Singh, Chairman, CHB, R. P. Upadhyay, IGP-U.T., Sukhchain Singh Gill, Senior Superintendent of Police-U.T, Smt. Bhawana Garg, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, S B Deepak Kumar, Secretary Information Technology, Danish Ashraf, Nodal Officer Smart City Mission, Bhupesh Chaudhary, Assistant Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Directors and senior officials of the Chandigarh Administration and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).  

The agenda of the meeting was to discuss about the: approach regarding development of Smart City Proposal, National Goals for Smart City, Chandigarh Vision & Goals, Pan-City Intelligent Government Services and Area Based Development. During the meeting a presentation was delivered highlighting various aspects, which have been added based on the evaluation and assessment as done by Deloitte and CII with the Chandigarh Administration. Feedback and suggestions were taken from the officers regarding the various components, which would be a part of the Smart City proposal. The meeting was concluded with the (HSRP) approving the Smart City vision and Sub-Goals, PAN City Solutions & Area Based Development.

While addressing the meeting, Vijay Dev, Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh Administration, said that the active support of the citizens, experts and officials of the administration, backed with the huge feedback gathered through various mediums would be reflected in the Chandigarh specific solutions, which would be a part of the Smart City Proposal.


GMSS School 32 Celebrates its Annual Prize Distribution Function

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Chandigarh 27th November:- Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32-C, Chandigarh celebrated its Annual Prize Distribution Function today in the school premises. The chief guest of the day was Director Public Instructions (S), Rubinderjit Singh Brar. Deputy General Manager, Assistant General Manager of the Bank of India and other dignitaries from the Education Department, Principals of various school graced the occasion.

The programme commenced with the unfurling of the school flag and salute to the march past troops. Students showcased their talent through their performances in various dances. Qawaali and orchestra stole the lime light. Gatka, Giddha and Bhangra show casing the flavour of Punjab were a thrilling visual treat.

The honourable chief guest gave away the prizes to the students who brought laurels to the school in various fields. In his speech the DPI Schools applauded the efforts and appreciated the cultural programme.



Power Supply to Naya gaun,Kansal,Mullanpur,Desmaesh Nager, Ratwara Sahib Effect Partially on Monday

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Chandigarh 27th November:-The power supply to Naya gaun, Kansal, Mullanpur, Desmaesh nager, Ratwara and all village of Mullanpur sub divn. and nearby areas shall be effected partially, from 09-00 hrs. to 14-00 hrs. on November 30th ,2015 i.e. Monday,due to urgent maintenance work of  66 KV Mullanpur S/S  and all 11kv feeder.

Chandigarh Police Week:Chandigarh Traffic Police & Vodafone Join Hands to Create Awareness on ‘Road Safety’

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Chandigarh 27th November:- Looking to create awareness on 'Road Safety' amongst young school-going children, Chandigarh Traffic Police and Vodafone Punjab Circle today organised a drawing competition for students in the age group of 10 years to 16 years at Children Traffic Park, Sec 23, Chandigarh. Organised as part of the 6th Chandigarh Police Week being observed from 23rd to 30th November, 2015, students from across all schools in Chandigarh were invited to come forward and participate in the competition. The competition was held for students in two age groups, from age 10 to 13 and age 14 to 16.  Hon. Home Secretary Anurag Aggarwal, the chief guest for the event, graced the occasion and encouraged the students. Also present at the event were SSP Traffic & Security Chandigarh Maneesh Chaudhry (IPS) and DSP Traffic Admn. & South- Rajeev Ambasta.

Sharing his views Home Secretary Anurag Aggarwal said that it is important to understand the importance of road safety and traffic rules not only for your own benefit, but for the benefit of other commuters as well. If everyone starts following traffic rules and makes a conscious effort to make the roads safer, then it can help prevent a lot of accidents and loss of life and property. He further said that activities like today's painting competition will go a long way in ensuring that young children receive the right guidance and think in the right direction which can help make our roads much safer in the near future.

Seconding his thoughts, Pushpinder S Gujral, Business Head,Punjab, HP and J&K, Vodafone India said that today's students will become safety ambassadors of tomorrow. If we educate them, train them and make them realise the importance of adherence to traffic rules today then it will go a long way in ensuring safer roads tomorrow. Their minds are impressionable and if we can impart right knowledge and values at an early age then they will become responsible citizens. At Vodafone, we educate our employees, associates and their families on traffic rules and adherence to them is a must. For this purpose we have put policies and checks in place as well. We have come up with 8 absolute Safety Rules (ASR's) out of which 5 focus on road safety.

Post completion of competition, while the jury comprising the Hon. Home Secretary, delegates and officers from Vodafone and Chandigarh Traffic Police deliberated upon the winners, officials from Chandigarh Traffic Police spoke on the importance of road safety and shared tips on being road safe. The students were served refreshments by Vodafone volunteers who also kept them engaged through different interactive activities

Home Secretary Anurag Aggarwal and senior Vodafone officials handed over the prizes to the winners. In the age group 10 to 13, Dhruvi Yadav of Carmel Convent stood first, Vedansh Vasudeva of Gurukul Global School stood second and Anand Vishwakaran of Govt. High School, Sec 32 stood third respectively. In the age group 14 to 16, Samanta of Sri Guru Harkishan School stood first, Kajal of Govt. Sr. Sec School, Mauli Jagra stood second and Ashutosh of Shivalik Public School stood third respectively. A special award was given to a special child Rehnuma Rani of Govt. High School, Mauli Colony, Chandigarh who drew with her feet.



7th Hero O&A Autocross Motocross and Off-road Challenge Takes off

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Chandigarh 27th November:- The three-day 7th Hero O&A Autocross Motocross and Off-road Challenge took off today at GMADA ground, Phase 8, Mohali. Top riders and motorsport enthusiasts from various parts of the country reached to test their motoring manoeuvres. All the vehicles participating in the event including diverse makes of two-wheelers and four-wheelers were inspected. The vehicles were scrutinized as per the norms of the Federation of Motorsport Clubs of India (FMSCI).

Sharing information about the event, the Clerk of the Course (COC), Gulpreet Aulakh said that we have received an overwhelming response for the all the categories. Participants will be put on a test of endurance and technique here. All the vehicles have been scrutinised today and the qualifying rounds will be organised tomorrow.

Adding to it, the steward of the event Nikhil Jaspal said that adventure lovers are all set to enjoy the triple treat ,AutoCross, MotoCross and Off-Roading here. We have taken full care of safety norms and two life-support ambulances with paramedic staff have been stationed at the spot.

A huge rush of spectators around the ground was noticed as the contestants practiced at the track to win in the competition. The finest teams who reached here included Hero Racing team, A2B team, TVS Riders, Jaipur Riders, Delhi Bikers Club, Tusker Motorsport, Capital Offroaders, 4X4 Earth Crawlers, Gerrari Offroaders Xtreme Offroaders, Ludhiana and Mudaholics Jalandhar.



PGI to Hold CME on Current Paradigms in Arthritis

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Chandigarh 27th November:- Prof Yogesh Chawla, Director PGI will inaugurate the yearly update and Continuing medical education program in Rheumatology, themed ''Current paradigms in Arthritis'' on 29th November 2015 for MD residents and General practitioners and paramedical personnel involved in care of patients with common rheumatological problems. 

The Department of Internal Medicine, PGI, Chandigarh is organizing the CME.  Dr Subhash Varma, Head, Internal Medicine, PGI will preside over the function. The CME will cover common rheumatological illnesses like Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Gout that will be covered by Current and past Professors of Rheumatology from SGPGI, Lucknow, AIIMS New Delhi and PGI Chandigarh. Dr Varun Dhir, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine is the Organizing Secretary.

The USP of this CME is that it will be interactive and discuss case scenarios. The discussions will be of half an hour slots in between where patients from the time they enter the clinic to their examination and finally investigations and diagnosis will be discussed.  This will simulate a real patient who comes to a doctor with musculoskeletal pain.

Musculoskeletal diseases and pain has a high prevalence in the society.  Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common arthritis affecting almost one in 100 people - it is often neglected as vague pains or sometimes to the contrary over diagnosed just because a rheumatoid factor is positive. A new test called CCP is now available for this.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a common arthritis affecting the spine - it presents in young people with a backache which is more in mornings with lot of stiffness and improves with movement unlike other back aches. It can over time lead to a bent posture and reduction of neck movement.



Orations on “Pharmacogenomics: Implementation in Medicine” Given On the Second Day of 42nd National Conference of ACBI

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Chandigarh 27th November:- On the second day of 42nd National Conference of Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI)scientific activity started with the plenary lecture delivered by Dr. Helen Martin, President, Australian Association of Clinical Biochemistry who highlighted the importance of albumin in health and diseases. Thereafter, Awadesh Saran & Seth G.S. Memorial orations were delivered by eminent scientists, namely Dr. Tester F. Ashavaid (P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai) on "Pharmacogenomics: Implementation in medicine" and by Dr. Harish C. Joshi (USA) on "Microtubules, small plant derived molecules and uncontrolled cancer cell division". Dr. Joshi in his presentation emphasized on his findings of use of noscapinoidsin cancer treatment. The conference is being organized by the Department of Biochemistry at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh. 

Nine sessions were held in which over fifty papers by leading international and national experts were presented. More than hundred posters were also presented by the young researchers. The topic covered were "Molecular basis of genetic disorders, metabolic syndrome, and evidence based laboratory and emergency medicine, cancer biology, laboratory accreditation etc."

More than thousand delegates from different parts of the country and abroad are participating in this three day national conference. During the three day conference three simultaneous sessions are being organized where presentations are being made by national and international experts and young scientists are presenting their work with the help of posters. Latest advances in clinical biochemistry covering important aspects of molecular basis of various disease processes as well as applications of latest techniques and quality management of laboratory are being discussed in the conference. 

During the conference Prof. Rajendra Prasad, Professor & Head, Department of Biochemistry, PGI, Chandigarh, was selected as the President of the Association of Clinical Biochemists of India for the year 2016.