Wednesday 30 December 2015

Kavita Kaushik To Promote Show Fakebook with Kavita

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Chandigarh 30th December:- BIG Magic, poised to be the ultimate comedy destination and 92.7 BIG FM, India's Largest and the No. 1 Radio Network from Reliance Broadcast Network Limited, launched an integrated show, Fakebook with Kavita, recently. The show is a fresh take on the hippocratic Indian society, focusing on topical issues which make you sit up, think and introspect, albeit with a pinch of humor. Kavita Kaushik was present in Chandigarh today to promote the show and was also a part of the BIG Shimla Carnival.

In line with the programming strategy, the content will be sarcastic, irreverent, relatable and cutting edge. Kavita Kaushik will be seen doing sketches where her character will vary depending on situations. The satirical comedy aired as a simulcast on television and radio for the first time in the industry.

Popular for her comic timing, Kavita Kaushik will be seen discussing various real life situations and incidents on hypocrisy with a twist of comedy. Fakebook with Kavita is on air on Big Magic, every Monday and Tuesday from October 19 at 7:30 pm, and on 92.7 Big FM on every Monday to Thursday at 9:00 PM.

Excited to lead the show, actress Kavita Kaushik said that she is glad to be associated with this unique show and thrilled that it is doing so well, already. It is a take on our hypocritical society but with a dose of comedy. Audiences see her discussing real life issues and topical situations with lots of humor. Looking at the scenario today, she genuinely believe that a show of this nature is much needed and it is the perfect time to launch it. The best part is that the reach of the show will be manifold as it will air on both BIG Magic and 92.7 BIG FM. She is super excited that she is promoting the show in Chandigarh too and hope that viewers here enjoy watching it too.

Sharing some insight on the new show, Bimal Unnikrishnan, Creative Director, Big Magic said that we are introducing a genre - satirical comedy, which has not been explored much on the small screen. Fakebook with Kavita, is a light hearted, relatable, satirical comedy series with a fresh take on the hippocratic Indian society. We are excited to launch our first integrated show which will enthrall the viewers of BIG Magic as well as the listeners of 92.7 BIG FM, thus enhancing the reach of the show across India. It is our consistent endeavor to create shows with cutting edge content coupled with 'full on lol' moments and we do hope that the audiences will love this.



Jeep(R) Brand Launches Website in India

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Chandigarh 30th December:- Jeep®, the authentic and original 4x4 SUV brand, which has been enthralling customers worldwide since 1941, revealed its new brand mark in India today.

A pre-launch website for the Jeep in India was unveiled today offering the first glimpse to customers and fans of its bestselling models – the Grand Cherokee and the Wrangler Unlimited – and positioning the brand ahead of its official reveal in India in February.

Speaking on the occasion Kevin Flynn, President and Managing Director, FCA India, said that it gives us immense pride to launch this iconic Jeep brand in India. Today, FCA embarks on a new expedition in the Indian market and we hope this significant milestone will help us to firmly establish Jeep in India right from the start. He added that the new Jeep brand positioning on the website reflects an ambition to expand the marque's global footprint while staying true to its legacy. Stay tuned to experience more about this exciting brand's arrival in India in the coming months.

Apart from the curtain raiser website, potential customers can engage on other digital platforms –such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter– to explore the brand and learn more about the new models. The iconic American manufacturer will be showcasing its model line-up for India during the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 from February 5, 2016.


Municipal Corporation to Take Stern Action Against Owner of Site No. 88:Deputy Commissioner

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Chandigarh 30th December:- Ajit  Balaji Joshi, Deputy Commissioner cum Estate Officer today ordered the Municipal Corporation to take stern action against the owner of Site No. 88 who had started the excavation of basement without submission of building plan and the norms of Architectural Control Sheet and against the rule 5 of the Punjab Capital Act 1952.

Action will be sought against the owner of Site No. 87 who had constructed the building along with basement without proper sanctioning of the building plans. The owner of the building had constructed the brick wall of the basement instead of 9-inch thick RCC wall as per submitted plan and Architect control sheet number ½ of job number 2636 issued by the Department of Urban Planning, U.T. Chandigarh.

The Estate Office, U.T. Chandigarh would take action against the private architect R.M Kalra and Associate for not supervising the work as per submitted plan and Architect control sheet number ½ of job number 2636 issued by the Department of Urban Planning, U.T. Chandigarh.

The Administration has today launched a toll free number 1077 so that the residents of the city can also inform the Administration officials about any kind of Construction issues. The Administration is also set to launch a Facebook account along with a whatsapp number by tomorrow.


Chandigarh Press Club New Year Bash:Money Aujla Led ‘Big Bangers’ and Sufi sensation Manak Ali To Perform

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Chandigarh 30th December:-Chandigarh Press Club and Acme Muzic today announced a blockbuster New Year bash in which the music company's unique band 'Big Bangers' and Sufi sensation Manak Ali will perform live to a big audience on the evening ofDecember 31. The announcement was made at a 'Ru-b-Ru' programme at the club premises here on Thursday, by club president Balwinder Singh Jammu and Acme Muzic producer Anup Kumar in the presence of the performing singers Money Aujla, B. Maestro and Stylish Singh, who constitute the 'Big Bangers' band, and Manak Ali.

Acme Muzic also released a special New Year track of 'Big Bangers' called "Oye Hoye". The track is a remix of the worldwide superhit Lean On, By the world famous Dj Snake and Mazor Lazor.The music has been recreated by Sachh (Saturday Saturday, Proper Patola fame).

Manak Ali's website was also launched.

Speaking on the occasion, Anup Kumar said the 'Big Bangers' band was already a super hit with audiences worldwide and their tracks 'Next Generation Bolian', 'London', 'Siftan', 'December', 'Sohnian', 'Dhak, Dhak, 'Bandukan', 'Yaar Glassy'  and the latest release 'Bullt' and 'Tihad Jail' were trending on YouTube and other music platforms. "We have worked really hard on 'Oye Hoye' and are confident that it will be a big hit with the audiences.

Manak Ali, an exponent of the Patiala gharana, has already created a sensation in Sufi and folk singing and is equally comfortable singing Punjabi ghazals.  Famous for his single track 'Saambh Ley' in Yo Yo Honey Singh's album 'International Villager' and his own albums 'Mehram' and 'Dastaar', Manak Ali's 'Je Lai Si' has also been received wide popularity among music lovers.


Celebrate New Year with ‘Sweet 16’ Facebook Contest by Connect Broadband

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Chandigarh 30th December:- Age of 16 is the sweetest time of one's life. In 2016 Connect Broadband urges us to be sweet 16 again. "What would you do to be 'Sweet 16' in the coming year?" Connect broadband, market leader in broadband and fixed line services invites its customers to participate in an exciting New Year contest 'Sweet 16' on Facebook, and a chance to win a brand new Tablet. To participate in the contest, customers just have to post their photograph with friends, explaining what they will do to be sweet 16 again in 2016. The photograph with maximum Likes and best write up will win a Tablet from Connect Broadband.

Connect 'Sweet 16' Facebook Contest inspires people to embrace the New year's spirit and share their own stories of celebrating this season as Sweet 16. The Contest will kick-start on December 30, 2015 and will culminate on January 5, 2016. Customers and fans can post their photos to The teleco has also made a special video titled 'Sweet 16' for the New Year. You can watch the video on teleco's Facebook and You Tube channel.

Speaking on the occasion, Arvind Bali, Director and CEO, Connect Broadband and Videocon Telecom said that just as Connect inspires customers with great value added services, this holiday season, we want our fans to share what inspires their greatest giving moments. The Contest is a way to engage with them and celebrate their lives with them.



J.P.Nadda Inaugurates Three Cutting-Edge Facilities at PGI

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Chandigarh 30th December:- Minister of Health and Family Welfare and President of PGI, Chandigarh JP Nadda, inaugurated three cutting-edge facilities at the PGI today and dedicated these facilities to the nation and people of North India in particular. While inaugurating the Online Registration Facility J.P. Nadda congratulated and praised the Institute for these three initiatives and said that PGI is a pioneer in these initiatives and other Institutes should follow these.  He said that after the earlier soft launch of online registration and tele-evidence, he had chosen this date for the final launch as Government of India is presently celebrating Good Governance Week.

The Health Minister said that hese initiatives are a major step towards making PGIMER operations paperless. These are also part of the "Digital India" campaign.

Earlier Prof. Yogesh Chawla welcomed the President of the Institute and apprised him about the facilities.

Online Registration Facility:- The Online Registration Facility is a part of the "Digital India Initiative" for improving the patient care in the region.  PGI introduced this online registration facility as a trial run for new patients in April, 2015 in a few OPDs and later extended to 16 departments and revisit of patients as well. Till date, 27,277 patients have availed this facility.  In addition laboratory reports from 21 laboratories have been made available to the patients at the click of the button on their computers. In addition the blood availability information at Blood Bank PGIMER can also be seen on the PGI website as well as Government of India ORS web portal. Other HIS facilities include admission/discharge/transfer of patients, procurement, stock inventory, accounting etc. Very soon PGI will be fully computerized.  J.P. Nadda desired that the PGI should aim for becoming paperless.  

Tele-evidence Facility:-Tele-evidence Facility was started on a trial basis with few courts initially. PGI received 2000 summons in 2014 and 2100 summons in 2015 for giving their professional or expert medical evidence in various courts located in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and few other States.  This facility is going to be started for courts in Himachal Pradesh very soon for which necessary approval has already been obtained. This facility is now well connected to all courts of Punjab and Haryana which has resulted in saving precious man-hours (613 mandays) of doctors which are now being utilized for patient care and saving of expenditure on fuel. Besides 1.93 tons of carbon foot-prints have been saved using the eco-friendly tele-evidence technology. He highly appreciated this facility and desired that it needs to be replicated at national level. He further advised PGI to initiate preparing a video film on tele-evidence facility for perusal at Ministry of Health.

Upgraded Central Sophisticated Instrument Cell:-The third facility inaugurated by the Hon'ble Union Health Minister was the Upgraded Central Sophisticated Instrument Cell. PGI being a centre of excellence, in the field of Medical Science, needs to have cutting edge technology for research.  To achieve this, sophisticated equipments are required for the translational research.  Having this facility at one place avoids purchase of multiple sophisticated equipments in many departments and optimal use of each equipment. The centre has the facilities for proteomic and genomic research including advanced imaging facility.  In this year, next generation sequencing, high-end Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry equipment and Scanning Electron Microscope are being processed. The department also has a nitrogen plant, one of its kind amongst the medical institute in country.


Finolex Industries Among India’s Top 100 Brands in Architecture and Design Sector

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Chandigarh 30th December:- India's largest PVC pipes and second largest PVC resin manufacturer Finolex Industries Ltd has been recognized as one of the top 100 brands in the A&D sector in asurvey conducted by MRSS India (Majestic MRSS Market Research). Nitin Kulkarni, President, Sales & Marketing, Finolex Industries Ltd. received the honour in a felicitation ceremonyheld at the Trident Hotel, BKC, Mumbai. A Coffee Table Book was also released on the occasion which was unveiled by Bollywood actor Aftab Shivdasani

4000+ key architects and interior designers across the country were asked to identify brands that are perceived to be the best in Class. A survey was conducted with a design sample of 2050. Of these, 300 brands spread across 17 categories were shortlisted based on popularity, quality and reputation. This list of the finest brands in the country was arrived at after polling respondents from 19 major cities in India. Subsequently, online interviews were conducted with the target group using a structured questionnaire and the rating was recorded on of a scale ranging from 1-100. The result of these was a final list of the brands shortlisted for the A&D Top 100 Brands.

The list of 100 brands covered in were from categories as diverse as Air Conditioning & Refrigeration & Elevators, Bath & Sanitation, Cables & Wires, Cement, Doors & Windows, Electrical Fittings, Furniture, Glass, Home & Office Automation, Laminates/Plywood, Lighting Controls/Electricals, Modular Kitchen, Paint, Pipes, Steel, Tiles and Walls, Roofing & Façade.

Nitin  Kulkarni, President, Sales & Marketing, Finolex Industries Ltd said that to be in the list for Top 100 brands in the architecture & construction space is a great honour for us. We as a brand have always carried pride in our products and its quality, which in turn helped us fulfil the consumer demands and lead us to be on this level. He further added that we have tried to understand the problems in a modern building and tried to devise solutions in order to effectively address the same. It is our endeavour to work in conjunction with our architects and designer friends to create a robust solution in the construction and infrastructure space.


YooShoppers Celebrates New Year In Different Way:Distributed Movie Tickets To Slum Children

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Chandigarh 30th December:- distributed Gold Class Movie Tickets to the underprivileged children form slums around Panchkula. YooShopper differently celebrated the arrival of NEW YEAR this year. Children were overly enthused on receiving the tickets. This is the first time ever the underprivileged children received the opportunity to watch a movie in a Multiplex enjoying Gold class seating. Guardians and caretakers of the children were overwhelmed for the same and extended their gratitude to Sunil & Varun the founders of The fare for transportation of the children to the Movie Multiplex is also being Bourne by YooShopper. Raj Kumar, founder of NGO Pehli Kiran extended his gratitude to Yooshopper authorities. Refreshments were also distributed amongst the children at the end of the donation.

Yooshopper has successfully connected stores and customers in a short span of time. also pledges to keep helping the needy in future. 

Monday 28 December 2015

Goa Institute of Management Recruits 90% of Students in Phase 1 of Placement Season

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Chandigarh 28th December:- Goa Institute of Management (GIM), one of the premier B-Schools in India, sees an exceptionally good placement season for the 2014-16 batch of PGDM students with over 90% of its students already placed in Phase 1.

This year saw a record 21 new companies participating in campus placements with a total of 55 recruiting companies. Some of the prominent campus hirers were Goldman Sachs, Citibank, Deloitte, D.E. Shaw, HUL, Infosys, Cognizant, PWC, E&Y, KPMG, WIPRO, and Amazon. IT, Consulting and FMCG companies led the numbers, accounting for over 45% of hires.

According to Prof. Umesh Mahtani, the Placements Chairman that the diversity in the companies which visited GIM shows that the Institute is now well-recognized across sectors as a source for high-quality talent.The highest placement package offered this year was around Rs. 16 lakhs. In addition, 22 students received PPOs based on the work they had done during their summer internship.Prof. Mahtani added that the consistency in the track record of placements has put GIM in the top league of B-Schools in India.

The newly started healthcare management (HCM) programme of Goa Institute of Management (GIM) has been well-received by recruiters. With just the second batch of the programme, the placement scenario has exceeded expectations. Last year, the very first batch of the programme graduated with a 100% placement record, all with lucrative offers (average CTC 6.3 LPA). The second batch is also on the way to a 100% placement record. The last term of the programme had barely begun and 50% of the students had lucrative job offers from reputable companies. Several more companies have given their confirmation to the institute that they will be recruiting from this batch in January 2016. As of now, the current CTC of the placed students stands at 8.2 LPA, with the maximum being 11.5 LPA and the minimum at 7 LPA. This year, the placement season has seen 4 pre-placement offers (PPOs) to summer internship students and one international placement as well. The Institute expects that by February 2016, 100% of the HCM students will be satisfactorily placed.

Prof. Arif Raza, who heads the Placement Committee of HCM programme said that there is a high degree of interest among healthcare companies about the HCM programme. He said that we received excellent feedback for our last batch of students and almost all companies approached for placement showed keen interest in hiring.




Winter Camp 'SNOWFLAKES' at Sacred Souls' School

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Chandigarh 28th December:- सैक्रड सोल्स स्कूल में विंटर कैंप स्नो फ्लेक्स का आयोजन आरम्भ हो गया है जिसमें आयोजित विभिन्न एक्टिविटीज़ में स्कूल विद्याथियों बाहर स्कूली विद्याथियों ने बड़े ही उत्साहवर्धक अंदाज में हिस्सा लिया। स्कूल परिसर में आयोजित विंटर कैंप स्नो फ्लेक्स 4 जनवरी 2016 तक आयोजित किया जायेगा। 

इस अवसर पर परम्परागत  इंडोर एवं आउटडोर एक्टिविटीज़ का आयोजन करने के साथ साथ फन इवेंट्स भी करवाए गए। कैंप के दौरान विद्यार्थियों में पर्सनल डिवेलपमैंट, आर्ट एंड क्राफ्ट, म्यूजिक,डांस एवं थियेटर पर जैसी गतिविधियों पर अधिक ध्यान कें द्रित किया गया।  इसके अलावा स्कूल परिसर में विद्याथियों को अलग अलग वर्गों में विभाजित कर उन्हें सेफ्टी मेजर्स के तहत स्कूल के तजुर्बेकार स्टाफ की निगरानी में एरोबिक्स, फ्री स्टाइल डांस, क्ले मॉडलिंग, बुक माक्र्स एवं गेम्स जैसी विभिन्न गतिविधियों में हिस्सा लिया।




Jannat Jahan to Take Matter to the Court:

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Chandigarh 28th December:- चंडीगढ़ की  बहुजन समाज पार्टी की काउंसलर जन्नत जहां और कालका की बी जे पी विधायक का झगड़ा अब बड़े विवाद में परिवर्तित हो गया है।  आज जन्नत जहां ने चंडीगढ़ प्रेस क्लब में अपने पति अनवारुल हक के साथ एक प्रेस कांफ्रेंस करके अपनी बेगुनाही और पंचकूला पुलिस द्वारा किये जा रहे असहयोग  के बारे में बताते हुए सी बी आई जांच की मांग की और मामले को कोर्ट में ले जाने का एलान किया

चंडीगढ़ की पार्षद जन्नत जहां की शिकायत पर धारा 323, 509, 34 आइपीसी के तहत अज्ञात आरोपियों के खिलाफ  केस दर्ज किया है। वहीं रॉयल एस्टेट जीरकपुर निवासी एक युवती जोकि लतिका शर्मा के बेटे की दोस्त है कि शिकायत पर धारा 323, 354, 506, 34 आइपीसी के तहत लगभग 10 अज्ञात लोगों जिसमें 3 से 4 महिलाएं भी हैं, के खिलाफ केस दर्ज कर लिया है। युवती की शिकायत के मुताबिक 24/25 दिसंबर 2015 की रात को उसे और उसकी दोस्त को शारीरिक छेड़छाड़ और जान से मारने की धमकी दी गई थी। जिसके बाद पुलिस ने अब दोनों पक्षों की शिकायत पर  मामले दर्ज़ कर लिए हैं।

जन्नत जहां ने बताया के होटल वालों ने लतिका शर्मा विधायक के दबाव में कर सी सी टी वी फुटेज गायब कर दी है और बोल रहे हैं के कैमरे खराब थे, और रिपेयर के लिए भेजे हुए हैं।मेरे पर अलग अलग लोगों के द्वारा सुलह करने के लिए दबाव बनाया जा रहा है। मैं हरियाणा के मुख्यमंत्री से भी मिलने की लिए समय ले रही हूँ। यदि मुझे न्याय नहीं मिला तो मैं मामले को लेकर कोर्ट जाउंगी। यह लड़ाई बहुजन समाज पार्टी और बी जे पी की होकर औरत के स्वाभिमान की लड़ाई है और मैं इसे अंजाम तक पहुंचाएंगी।