Tuesday 31 May 2016

Inauguration of SBI ATM at Admin Block Panjab University on June 01

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Chandigarh 31st May:- RBI Chandigarh Regional Director, Nirmal Chand, and Panjab University Registrar,Col. G S Chadha , alongwith Anil Kishora, Chief General Manager, SBI Chandigarh Circle will inaugurate new SBI ATM at Admin Block, Panjab University on June 01st.

Inauguration of SBI ATM at Admin Block Panjab University

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Chandigarh 31st May:- RBI Chandigarh Regional Director, Nirmal Chand, and Panjab University Registrar,Col. G S Chadha , alongwith Anil Kishora, Chief General Manager, SBI Chandigarh Circle will inaugurate new SBI ATM at Admin Block, Panjab University on June 01st.

MCM Releases its Prospectus for New Academic Session of 2016-17

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Chandigarh 31st May:- MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh released the college and hostel prospectus for the upcoming academic session 2016-2017. The prospectus is suffused with indepth information of various courses available in the MCM DAV College and highlights the innovative envisioning that makes it the most coveted seat of learning in the entire region. The college, ranked as the topmost college of the region by India Today, has opened its portals for admission to various streams.

The college prospectus gives a panoramic overview of the value system of blending tradition with technology and explicitly states the endeavors that make it an exceptional portal for women education in the region. The prospectus also elaborates about the holistic training methodologies adopted at MCM to transform aspiring young girls into women of substance. A detailed description of the activities, events, and academic as well as ex- curricular endeavors of the college has also been provided.

The principal of the College, Dr. Nisha Bhargava, unveiled the prospectus with prayers for another fulfilling and prosperous academic year ahead. She invited the students to a unique value based holistic learning experience.


PGI Celebrates World No Tobacco Day

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Chandigarh 31st May:- PGI, Chandigarh, continuing its efforts in contributing towards a Tobacco-Free healthy society, organized a Public lecture on World No Tobacco Day, i.e. May 31, 2016.

It was organized by the Department of Hospital Administration, PGI in lecture theatre of the Nehru hospital and got an enthusiastic response from general public, faculty members, residents, nursing staff and employees of the Institute. A renowned Chandigarh based anti-tobacco social activist, Hemant Goswami enlightened the audience with different premises driving the consumption of tobacco in the society. He cited the examples from a couple of research studies based on the consumption pattern, economics and consequences associated with tobacco use. Hemant Goswami advocated complete ban on tobacco production as the appropriate strategy for curbing tobacco use.

Prof. D. Behera, Head of the Department, Pulmonary Medicine apprised the audience with numerous diseases and cancers involved with the consumption of tobacco. He encouraged the audience to quit tobacco as he brought forth the fact that quitting tobacco at any age will be beneficial than consuming it.

Prof. A.K. Gupta, Medical Superintendent cum Head, Department of Hospital Administration informed the audience about the steps taken by PGI, Chandigarh in making the Institute tobacco free. He further added that PGI has been actively pursuing this "No tobacco campaign" since 2014 and successfully been able to discourage the entry of tobacco containing material in the hospital premises. He informed that so far the Institute has been able to destroy more than 900kgs of tobacco containing material. He urged the audience to be the force multipliers in this campaign.

The Director, PGI, Prof. Y.K. Chawla, applauded the dedicated efforts of the Department of Hospital Administration towards creating a TOBACCO- FREE PGI. He also suggested that more such wide reaching campaigns be organized to curb the evils of tobacco consumption.

There was an amazing display of posters painted by the students of various schools of Chandigarh. The students who got first, second and third prizes respectively were felicitated by the anti-tobacco social activist, Hemant Goswami, Director, PGI, Prof. Y.K. Chawla, Medical Superintendent, Prof. A. K. Gupta and Head of the Department, Pulmonary Medicine, Prof. D. Behera. The talk concluded with reinforcement to the message of impact of Anti- Tobacco practices in PGI and in the society at large.


Airtel Launches Platinum 3G in 149 Towns Across Punjab

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Chandigarh 31st May:-   Bharti Airtel ("Airtel"), India's largest telecommunications services provider, today launched its Platinum 3G services for customers in Punjab. Airtel Platinum 3G, which is being offered on the efficient 900MHz spectrum band, offers a superior mobile experience to customers through faster mobile data speeds, significantly enhanced indoor data coverage and better voice clarity.

Commenting on the launch of Platinum 3G services in Punjab, Manu Sood, Hub CEO – Upper North, Bharti Airtel said that we are delighted to launch Platinum 3G in all 149 towns across Punjab that will redefine mobile experience for our customers. He said that with Platinum 3G and 4G Airtel has the largest and widest mobile broadband network deployment in the state and our customers can now enjoy superior data speeds, significantly enhanced indoor data coverage and better voice clarity across the state. This launch is part of Project Leap, Airtel's nationwide network transformation initiative and underlines our commitment to our customers. We will continue to invest in network augmentation across Punjab to deliver best-in-class mobile services to our customers.

He added that Airtel Platinum 3G is available in all 149 census towns across Punjab circle. With the combination of Airtel 4G and Platinum 3G, the Company has the largest and widest high speed internet network deployment in the state that offers its customers unparalleled mobile broadband coverage.

Airtel's Platinum 3G network will also help further optimize the backend engagement between the network and mobile devices, thus allowing customers to enjoy extended battery life on their phones.

Airtel has recently commenced the implementation of its network transformation program 'Project Leap' in Upper North. With a national investment of Rs. 60,000 Crores over the next three years, Airtel's 'Project Leap' is a strategic company initiative aimed at perceptibly improving its network quality and delivering the best customer experience.



SAD-BJP Would Have Clean Sweep in 2017 Vidhan Sabha Elections:Majithia

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Chandigarh 31st May:-   The next assembly elections would be fought on the issue of development and Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janta Party would have a clean sweep in the Vidhan Sabha elections to be held in 2017. This was said by Bikram Singh Majithia, Revenue and Rehabilitation, Information and Public Relations Minister, Punjab, while speaking to media persons at Gurudwara Amb Sahib, here today. Bikram Singh Majithia was here to attend the Bhog of Shri Akhand Path Sahib organised by newly appointed Akali Dal (Urban), Mohali, and President Paramjit Singh Kahlon.

While speaking to media persons, Bikram Singh Majithia said that the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janta Party led Punjab government has carried overall development of the state and that is why Punjab now stands first in terms of infrastructure in the country. He said that due to good policies of Punjab government, our state is now power surplus and all main roads of the state are made either four-laned or six-laned.

On a question related to Congress and Aam Aadmi Party, Bikram Singh Majithia said that due to anti-people policies, Congress is decimated from the country and in 2017 Vidhan Sabha elections, it would be completely wiped out. On AAP, he said that this party has failed on all fronts in Delhi and the people of Delhi are suffering due to shortage of both electricity and water. He said AAP has no standing in Punjab and the Punjabis would reject this party of opportunists soon. He said that Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janta Party has worked hard for the betterment of public.

He further said that with the start of international flights from newly constructed International Airport at Mohali, the area would get developed further. He said that new job avenues would be opened and people from neighbouring states of Haryana, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh would also get benefitted.

While addressing the gathering, Bikram Singh Majithia said that the Shiromani Akali Dal has always stood for their workers. He congratulated newly appointed Akali Dal (Urban) Mohali president Paramjit Singh Kahlon and said that he should work hard for the betterment of the party as both Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal have posed faith in him. He urged PS Kahlon that he should respect all workers and make sure that the party wins all three seats of Mohali district in 2017 Vidhan Sabha elections. He said that Mohali is a very important district and is also known as Mini Punjab as people from all districts reside here. He also congratulated the workers for securing victory for Senior Akali leader Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra during the Lok Sabha elections.

While speaking on the occasion, Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra said that Akali Dal has made the right choice by choosing Mr Paramjit Singh Kahlon to lead the party in the district. He said that earlier, PS  Kahlon has also worked hard as a General Secretary in Youth Akali Dal. Paramjit Singh Kahlon assured all that he would work hard for the party 24X7.


Administration organizes Special Yoga Camp for Blind Children

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Chandigarh 31st May:- The Chandigarh Administration has organized a special Yoga camp for the students of institute of blinds, sector 26, here today morning from 8 am to 9 am. The camp was organized under the supervision of Ms. Madhu Pandit, yoga expert from Art of Living, Chandigarh chapter. More than 20 students participated in the camp.The children were taught various Yoga asanas and pranayamas according to the Yoga protocol for the preparation of the celebration of 2nd International Yoga Day on 21st June, 2016 at Chandigarh.


Workshop on Harmful Effect of Using Tobacco organised at Snehalaya

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Chandigarh 31st May:- A work shop on harmful effect of using tobacco was organised in Today at Children's Home Snehalaya by Gurnam Singh, Executive Head of   Saanjhi Soch (N.G.O.) in collaboration with Dr. Navreet Kaur Consultant, Fortis Hospital Mohali.

The Harmful effects of consuming Tobacco in various forms (smoking chewing tobacco etc.) were elaborated at length.  It was also told that the most affected and likely to be affected group is the adolescent age group who have high tendency of experimenting these things and they also have a great influence of peer groups.

The workshop also focused on the hazards of consuming tobacco like difficulty in breathing, damage of lungs and kidneys, reaction in body and skin etc leading to fatal diseases. During the whole session the children of Snehalaya participated   actively by interacting with the resource persons and by asking questions.


Union Minister for Rural Development Hold Meeting for Conclusive Titling Regime

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Chandigarh 31st May:- The Union Minister for Rural Development Chaudhary Birender Singh along with Vijay Madan, Secretary Land Resources, held a meeting at U.T. Guest House to take stock of the preparations of Administration of U.T. Chandigarh to move to a Conclusive Titling regime from the present Presumptive Titling system. Dignitaries of Chandigarh Administration present during the meeting included Advisor to Administrator, Finance Secretary, Home Secretary, Deputy Commissioner, Special Secretary (I.T.) and Director, IT-cum-AEO. The Department of IT, SPIC and Estate Office are managing this project in collaboration with Infosys.

The main advantage of the new system is that it guarantees title to the citizen. Thus, with introduction of the Conclusive-titling regime, civil disputes in various courts are likely to reduce drastically and the ownership of various properties shall be guaranteed by the State. The U.T. of Chandigarh shall be the first city in the country to introduce a Conclusive Land Titling System.

Under the new system, The Estate Office (and subsequently other property record keeping offices) will issue online Certificate of Property Title that shall certify the ownership rights to the extent of share percentage of the respective property.

This Certificate displays unique Land Parcel ID apart from mandatory details like file number, site address, name of owner, Father/Husband/Authorized Signatory Name and associated Aadhaar number and respective share percentage towards the Property.

The Certificate shall also depict the key map of the Sector where the property lies along zoomed view of the property and adjacent plots (North, South, East, and West). The map generated through the GIS enabled web service developed in house by SPIC, Dep. Of IT, Chandigarh Administration in association with ESRI India; shall be embedded in this Land Title Certificate.

The Certificate also has provision to show the Mortgage related information for this Property. The Certificate has ownership trail/ legacy details as well as is under process of integration with Sub Registrar Office where the Sale Deed, Transfer etc are executed. The unique feature of the Certificate is that apart from it been digitally signed it contains a QR Code. Upon scanning the QR Code from any Smart Mobile/device, the latest Certificate showing the Property Title/Ownership would be displayed. This would reduce cases of cheating/ malpractice etc. and provide clean title.

The Certificate are generated by an intranet application been developed by Department of IT, SPIC and Estate Office in association with Infosys, Chandigarh. The Certificate apart from QR code would also be available online via Estate Office Website by entering the text information at search or via GIS enabled map.

The Proof of Concept has been done and shortly the Estate Office will be implementing this system.



ASKMEPay Announces Launch of Campaign ‘Baap of all Pay apps"

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Chandigarh 31st May:- ASKME, India's leading consumer Internet Company announced the launch of campaign 'Baap of all Pay apps'for its e-wallet app, ASKMEPay. The TV commercial starring Ranbir Kapoor was released today establishing for the first time payments through an app for both online & offline merchants with ASKME network and beyond.

Conceptualised by Rajkumar Hirani Films and the Marketing team at ASKME, the TV commercial shows Ranbir as a new age, digital native, who shops on his mobile for widest range across products and services on AKSME app and pays using ASKMEPay. The widest range of offerings on ASKME network across ASKMEBazaar, ASKMEGrocery& Mebelkart is depicted in unique creative form where products endlessly keep coming out of his bag at airport security check counter. And he chooses to pay for all of this using his phone rather than traditional formats of currency, cards etc. In today's world, where people seek easy ways of shopping given the paucity of time, ASKMEPay comes with a premium payment platform to help create a value for both its customers and merchants.  

Speaking on the occasion Manav Sethi, Group CMO & Head Digital Strategy, ASKME said that for us it's an obvious and logical product offering. ASKME Network has 15M+ SMEs who offer either a product or a service. In most of the cases the transaction consummates on our platforms itself across ASKME, ASKMEBazar, ASKMEGrocery& Mebelkart. POS (Point-of-sale) systems for payments acceptance has been colossal failure in India due to prohibitive costs. Manav Sethi further said that Mobile phone is ubiquitous device for merchants ranging from grocery seller to a Doctor who pays for premium listing on ASKME or a restaurant manager/owner who offers awesome deals for next Sunday Brunch on ASKME. ASKMEPay aims to be that vehicle that allows payments for these scenarios in both online & offline world. We launched ASKMEFin with similar intent to enable funding needs for these merchants who gets transacted through us.

Karan Narvekar, Creative Director said that the idea behind 'Baap of all Pay apps' was to showcase how today's generation use mobile apps & services to their advantage. The whole concept of cashless payment which is the trend of the new age is reflected through this campaign with range of offline services and online products available on AKSME Network of apps.


Thomas Cook Announces a Strategic Partnership With Vista Rooms

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Chandigarh 31st May:- Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India's leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company, has announced a strategic partnership with Vista Rooms, one of the largest emergent network of hotels, to give India's leisure and business travellers the benefit of a branded standardised accommodation experience, at over 800 properties across 90 locations pan India, together with more than 200 hotels in 25 cities in Sri Lanka. The diversity of properties includes boutique hotels, guesthouses, service apartments, private villas and home stays and extends across Tier 1 metros, mini metros like Mumbai and Pune, as also Tier II, III and IV locations, including Mangalore, Coorg, Coimbatore, Ooty, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Pushkar, Hampi, Munnar, Thekkady, Salem, Nashik, Shirdi, Aurangabad, Lonavala, Vapi, Surat, Rajkot, etc

The Thomas Cook- Vista Rooms partnership offers customers convenient online booking options via thomascook.in, covering standalone accommodation, and as inclusions in the Company's holiday packages.

Thomas Cook India's analytics having revealed the significant and rapidly growing appetite of India's consumer for branded standardised accommodation; this was reiterated by industry data that highlighted a 200% surge over last year (source: Google Travel Trend Reports). Hence, in a focussed initiative to leverage this clear and distinct demand, Thomas Cook India announced a partnership with Vista Rooms to offer customers a wide range of stay options, at optimal locations and maximised savings, targeting both business and leisure segments.

Commenting on the partnership, Abraham Alapatt- President and Group Head- Marketing, Service Quality, Financial Services and Innovation, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. Said that with an exploding base of travel-hungry aspirational Middle India on the one hand, and increasing stresses of work life on the other, travel forms a delightful outlet, with weekends and myriad public holidays offering much scope for getaways in India or Sri Lanka. Thomas Cook India's partnership with Vista Rooms is an endeavour to establish a high degree of consistency with standardised stay experiences that customers have come to expect from us- be it for business, leisure or b-leisure.

Ankita Sheth Co-Founder Vista Rooms, said that we're delighted to partner with Thomas Cook India who –is a trusted and well renowned brand in the travel industry. There are huge synergies between our businesses, especially with our hotel offerings in Sri Lanka. The Vista brand proposition which emphasizes high quality and predictable stays, will resonate well with Thomas Cook India's business and leisure customers. We look forward to a long and prosperous working relationship to drive greater quality standards and customer delight in the budget hotel segment.


Monday 30 May 2016

GGSCW organizes National Seminar on "Trends and Issues in Contemporary Literature"

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Chandigarh 30th May;- A National Seminar on "Trends and Issues in Contemporary Literature" was organized by thePost Graduate Department of English of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh. Prof. Surjit Hans from GNDU, Patiala was the Chief Guest of the day. Prof. Hans is credited with the translation of entire works of Shakespeare into Punjabi, a task accomplished over more than two decades. Prof Harpreet Pruthi, Dept. of English and Cultural Studies, PU, Chd was the Guest of Honour while the Key Note Address was delivered by Prof. Anil Raina, Dept. of English and Cultural Studies, PU, Chd. Among other speakers were Prof. Roshan Lal Sharma, Head, Dept of English and European Languages, Central University of Himachal Pradesh who delivered the Inaugural Address and invited speaker, Prof Tejinder Kaur, Dept of English, Director, Centre for Diaspora Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala.

The Seminar delved into the main areas of contemporary literature with a view to understand the issues which woke interest in the field of language and literature today. Around 25 research papers were presented in the technical sessions by the Faculty members, research scholars and students. The seminar was sponsored by Sikh Educational Society. Col(Retd.) J.S Bala, Secretary, SES, gave Vote of Thanks. 


Ruchi Soya and Adani Wilmar Propose to Join Hands

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Chandigarh 30th May;- Ruchi Soya Industries Limited ("Ruchi Soya"), and Adani Wilmar Limited ("Adani Wilmar"), a joint venture between Adani Enterprises Limited ("Adani") and Wilmar International Limited ("Wilmar"), are pleased to announce that they have agreed to combine their respective procurement, marketing, distribution and sales businesses, for the products mentioned below.

It is contemplated that a new joint venture company will be formed which will own and manage all procurement, sales and marketing of the below mentioned businesses of the respective parties, and each party will also contribute its portfolio of brands in relation to the products mentioned below. The manufacturing requirements of the joint venture company are proposed to be fulfilled by Adani Wilmar and Ruchi Soya. It is proposed that Adani and Wilmar will, through Adani Wilmar, jointly hold an equity stake of 66.66% in the joint venture Company, and Ruchi Soya will hold 33.34%. A non-binding term sheet has been signed in this regard.

This proposed new integrated platform is expected to have significant value for both the Indian farmer, in terms of efficient handling of produce and sales realization, as well as for the Indian consumer, who will stand to gain from an increased range of high quality finished products through distribution networks that will be optimized to provide the highest standards of quality and handling, at the lowest cost possible.

Dinesh Shahra Founder and Managing Director, Ruchi Soya Industries Limited said that our company is truly honored to be able to partner with such reputable conglomerates, and together we feel we will be able to leverage on each other's strengths to truly make a difference to the agricultural backdrop of the country. This joint venture will not only enable us to continue with our core manufacturing operations via toll processing arrangements, but also to capture the synergistic value by working closely together and learning from each other's experience to make things more lean and efficient.

Lady Cadets of Mai Bhago AFPI Celebrates Successful Completion of First Year Training

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Chandigarh 30th May;- An interactive cum cultural programe for the parents of the Lady Cadets was held at Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute on 30 May 2016. The occasion was the successful completion of first   year training of the Lady Cadets at the Institute. Mai Bhago AFPI is one of the only premier Institutes of its kind anywhere in the country where young girls are trained for a career as officers in the Defence Services. The director addressed the parents and discussed issues related to their training and welfare. He also explained to them the activities held the year around, individual performances and overall achievements and standards achieved by the Lady Cadets. The parents expressed wholehearted appreciation for the efforts put in by the director and his team in honing the academic, physical and mental faculties of their wards. They also acknowledged the efforts of the director in organizing training visits and other extracurricular activities to provide valuable exposure to the Lady Cadets.

During a short cultural program, the Lady Cadets gave mesmerising performances through a skit on social issues that plague our society amidst the gathering. The parents expressed their extreme satisfaction and pleasure on seeing their young girls transform and bloom into women of substance.  The director thanked the parents and acknowledged their support in the Lady Cadets progress. The programme culminated with the announcement of achievement awards for the Lady Cadets.


Shamita Shetty in a Dance Cameo on TV

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Chandigarh 30th May;- The svelte and sensuous Shamita Shetty will be seen performing a racy number in ZEE TV's popular drama Meri Saasu Maa. This week, the audiences will see a special mahasangam between two of ZEE TV's popular shows Kaala Teeka and Meri Saasu Maa. The current track of Meri Saasu Maa sees high voltage drama where Sattu (played by Pearl V Puri) parts ways with his wife Pari (played by Hiba Nawab) and is getting married to Roop (Played by Aanchal Khurana), a dancer from UP.  It's a conspiracy by Pari and Sattu as this is the only way they can get to the bottom of Maa Saab's death and Baba Saab's real motive behind coming back to the family. To help them in this mission are Gauri (Simran Pareenja) and Yug (Rohan Gandotra) of Kaala Teeka. The family is totally unaware of Pari and Sattu's conspiracy and are busy preparing for his wedding with Roop. Sattu's friends throw a bachelor's party for him and organise a dance performance. This lavish celebration will have a sizzling dance performance by actor Shamita Shetty on the currently popular dance number 'Oye Oye' from the film Azhar .

Speaking about her dance cameo, Shamita shared that she will be dancing at Sattu's Bachelor party as Shamita Shetty. She love dancing and have previouslydone a dance cameo in a fiction show. However, this time around, along with a dance performance, she has a small part to play as well. The song, 'Oye oye', is quite peppy and yet has elements of mystery. The dance moves required her to wear something light yet sexy. So she chose a white lace dress, which is easy to carry and pretty at the same time. It's a beautifully choreographed act with sensuous moves. She has thoroughly enjoyed performing on Meri Saasu Maa. Hope the audiences like her act.


Rise Global Academy to Hold Summer Camp for Kids: Children from 3 to 15 years Age Group Can Participate in Camp

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Chandigarh 30th May;- Rise Global Academy Chandigarh is organizing Summer Camp for kids from 1st June to 15th June 2016. Children from the age group of 3 years to 15 years will participate in this camp.

Raj Thakral Director of the Rise Global Academy said the motto of the camp is to make children aware of the creative activities. During this summer camp students will learn lots of brain sharpening activities and enjoy mind games. Art & Craft, paintings, Dance, Music and Theater activities will also become part of the camp and student will spend their quality time by indulging in these activities. Teachings on moral values and general etiquette will also be delivered.

Raj Thakral further told that second summer camp will be organized from 15 th June to 29th June. Participants will be awarded with certificates and prizes. Timings for the camp will be 10:00 a.m to 12:00 noon and children can get registered at S.C.O 269, 2nd floor, Sector-32 D Chandigarh.  


SAB TV’s Badi Door Se Aaye Hain:2015 Finally Reaches Sunshine Colony

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Chandigarh 30th May;- SAB TV's Badi Door Se Aaye Hain is at the peak of drama and tensions are only going to escalate as we will see in the upcoming episodes. While on one hand the suspense of the real 2015 is revealed, on the other, danger doesn't seem to leave the Ghotalas. Sunshine colony finally witnesses the arrival of 2015 (Amit Dolawat) but in a mysterious way. Turns out that he was in the custody of 1313 (Rakesh Paul), the ultimate baddie of the alien world and he flees from there to reunite with his family. However he is unaware of the fact that 1313 has actually fixed a GPS locator on his back, due to which 1313 is well aware of all his moves.

2015 reaches Sunshine Colony and morphs himself into Mr Rastogi, the broker, but gets caught by Bhavna who starts interrogating him with all sorts of weird questions and putting 2015 in a spot. In order to escape from her 2015 morphs into Ojha, but Bhavna and Bhairavi get on his case once again. Petrified, 2015 (as Ojha) starts flying in the air and vanishes. Bhairavi records the entire incident on her phone and they both go and narrate it to Ojha and Bhadresh who in turn suggest they should report the incident to the BAIR (Bureau of Alien Investigation & Research) agents.

The BAIR agents arrive and have a look at the footage; they advise caution and instruct them to stay indoors. Meanwhile, Bhairavi and Bhavna narrate the incident to Vasant who tells them that it might be their son 2015 as 1313 does not possess the power to fly, and now he is seemingly in trouble as they have sent BAIR agents looking out for him.

Sumeet Raghavan who plays Vasant Ghotala in SAB TV's Badi Door Se Aaye Hai said that the Ghotala's son 2015 has finally managed to escape from his captor. However due to some goof up he is not re-united with his family. The Ghotalas are now trying their best to locate him and rescue him from the evil alien 1313.



ZEE TV’s Vishkanya Goes from Simple to Sizzling

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Chandigarh 30th May;- The young and attractive Aishwarya Khare who has won hearts as the mysterious Apu or Vishkanya of television is set to charm you with an all-new look on the show. Aishwarya will be seen in an avatar that is sure to take you by surprise.  A complete departure from her current look of simple salwar kameezes in plain pastels, one-sided dupattas, no jewellery and minimal make-up, Aishwarya will enjoy a more glamorous and bewitching look for her on-screen engagement with Malay (played by Vin Rana). 

A delighted Aishwarya shared that she had sported a very simple look till now on the show but during the shoot of her engagement, she got an opportunity to get more glamorous attire. She had to look like a bride. It required a completely different look in terms of hair, make-up and zeroing down on the right accessories to go with the lehenga. It was quite a task. It took us three days of trying numerous lehengas and sarees, experimenting with different hair and make-up to decide the final look. We chose a heavily embellished orange lehenga with a beige dupatta. To add to the look, she chose bright red lipstick, a smoky bold effect for her eyes and wore very elegant, classy kundan and pearl jewellery. She loved the look but what she enjoyed the most was the entire process of narrowing down to the final attire and accessory. It really was fun and she received quite a few compliments too.

On the show, we see Malay and Apu's engagement comes to a standstill when Vardaan (Prachi Sinha) suddenly runs in, snatches and throws away Malay's engagement ring.  Malay takes a tough stand, asking Vardaan and Renu to leave the house and announces that he will handle all the arrangements and get married to Apu within ten days.


MebelKart Rolls Out Advertisement Campaign Showcasing “Ease of Buying Furniture”

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Chandigarh 30th May;- MebelKart, one of India's leading online furniture marketplace today launched a new ad campaign across TV and digital platforms. The TVC featuring Kangana Ranaut showcases the "Ease of Buying Furniture" through their mobile application and getting them home delivered in one click.

Conceptualized by Rajkumar Hirani Films, AskMe and MebelKart team, the campaign is going live on television today. The idea behind this TVC is to create a space in the furniture category highlighting the ease of buying furniture by just sitting at home and ordering. The story is told from the perspective of a tech-savvy new age girl who uses technology to her advantage. She convinces her strict father and hoodwinking him that she was looking for furniture the entire day in her own impish way.

Speaking on the occasion, Rahul Agrawal, Co-founder and CEO, MebelKart said that there is a huge problem of service, warranty, design availability, cost effectiveness and brand absence in furniture market which is primarily unorganized. Our aim is to remove these hassles through technology and speed its growth by focusing on mobile sales, augmented reality-based app and the services market.

Manav Sethi, Group CMO & Head Digital Strategy, AskMe said that home furniture market of India has observed a steady evolution over the past decade with a shift in customer perception to choose organized brands instead of developing furniture products from carpenters. The increase in knowledge about designs, wood materials and pricing schemes has propelled the Indian customer to choose more branded products.

AskMe holds a majority stake in the online furniture marketplace MebelKart. With furniture being available at AskMe.com now, one does not have to travel around to choose their furniture, instead all they need to do is browse through the wide range of furniture at AskMe.  This is precisely what the advertisement suggests, with added flavor of Kangana's acting skill.

Karan Narvekar, Creative Director said that our interpretation of 'Ease of Buying Furniture' was quiet interesting and the campaign is completely based on hassle free shopping experience starting from search to the delivery of the product. It reflects the idea of designing every home in India at the most affordable prices with best services.


Baalveer’s Tryst With an Egyptian Mummy

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Chandigarh 30th May;- Excitement levels will be at an all-time high in SAB TV's Baal Veer, as the plot will thicken and lead to the revelation of some interesting twists.

Rudra Soni who plays Manav dreams of a mummy trying to hurt him. In class, when he is interrogated about Egyptians, he answers without hesitating. Meanwhile, Shatir Pari conspires against Baal Veer (Dev Joshi) and gets a mummy back to life, only to realize that Manav was an Egyptian prince in his previous birth and is now seeking vengeance. In an elaborate plan, Shatir Pari gets the mummy to its original look and sends a fake mummy to distract Baal Veer, so that Manav can be kidnapped and killed.

The real mummy manages to kidnap Manav and in the process, hurts Baalsakhi, who then gets hypnotized and helps to plot along with the mummy to kill Baal Veer. Meanwhile, Baal Veer, in a discussion with the paris finds out that the mummy can be killed only during a solar eclipse. Therefore, Baal Veer, with the help of Manav and the paris, chalks out an intricate plan that'll kill the mummy and save Baalsakhi from his clutches.  

Rudra Soni who plays Manav said that the upcoming episodes will be a lot of fun as the audiences realise that Manav was actually an Egyptian prince in his previous birth, who is now in a quest for revenge. There's going to be lots of action as Manav gets kidnapped by a real mummy and then Baal Veer hatches a plan to come to their rescue and save the day again.


Lux Industries Announces Turnover up 3.51% to Rs 940.86 Crore

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Chandigarh 30th May;- Lux Industries Ltd. (BSE: 539542 | NSE: LUXIND) announced that it has registered growth in topline by 3.51%reaching a turnover of Rs. 940.86 crore in 2015-16 against Rs. 908.96 crore in 2014-15. The bottom line grew by 13.51% touching Rs. 51.34 crore in the year under review, against Rs. 45.22 crore in 2014-15 and has also recorded growth in Earning per share (EPS) with an increase by 13.51% reaching at Rs. 101.65 in the year under review against Rs. 89.55 in 2014-15.

Pradip Todi, Managing Director, Lux Industries Ltd. Said that at Lux Industries Ltd. we are consistently focusing on the growing markets through new innovative product introductions. This year we have outperformed our success by registering a turnover of INR 940.86 crore which ensured a topline growth by 3.51%. He added that we are one of the fastest growing innerwear companies in India, reporting a compounded annual revenue growth rate (CAGR) of 12.56% over a period of five years leading to 2015-16 as against the textile industry's single-digit percentage growth. We plan to focus on further expansion and bring in more innovation in the products that we will offer to our consumers.

Lux Industries Ltd. has recently launched LUX COZI GLO collection which has innovative fabrics like cotton modal and has witnessed path breaking success in the market. The company has recently launched TVC with Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput and is aiming aggressive growth in the coming quarters. The company's aggregate manufacturing capacity is at 1.2 million garments per day across more than 11 manufacturing facilities in India. Lux Industries Ltd. has more than doubled its revenue in the past 5 years and is constantly pushing its boundaries to increase its turnovers while maintaining its uncompromising stance on quality. Lux as a brand continues to strengthen its leadership in the innerwear category by unlocking comfort and style.


99 Institute of Beauty & Wellness organizes Grand Fashion Show

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Chandigarh 30th May;- A Grand Fashion was organized by the students of 99 Institute of Beauty & Wellness at Hotel GK International. This Fashion Show proved that students had learned International level beauty skills from 99 Institute.

While giving information Sukhdev Singh, Director 99 Institute of Beauty & Wellness, India said that the prime focus of our Institute's is to get each and every student ready for International Career Opportunities so that they can opt career anywhere in the world. Emphasizing on that point students are given more practical training along with theoretical training. That's why beauty skills of students are polished and students work more efficiently in their field and easily got themselves settled in Industry as beauty expert.

Bollywood Hair Stylist Pranav Puri from Chandigarh 99 Institute, while giving more information about this Fashion Show stated that students will show 20 different-different types of Asian Bridal Makeups in this Fashion Show from their own side. These bridal Makeups are: Gujrati, Marathi, Rajasthani, Punjabi Bridal Makeup, Ethnic Makeup etc. Besides this Ramp Modeling Makeup, Fantasy Makeup. Davil Makeup, Angel Makeup, Ethnic Style Makeup, Body Art etc will also performed by students of 99 Institute.

The panel of this Fashion Show will be facilitated by Pollywood Makeup Artist Navdeep Kaur, Bollywood Makeup Artist Rati Jain Puri and Pollywood Artist and Solo Singer Pinky Sandhu (know as Pinky Moge Wali). Rati Jain Puri is having working experience as Makeup Artist with renowned multinational companies, KFC Brand, Economics Times, Image Theme Park, Film Actress Raveena Tandon, Mandira Bedi, Pollywood Artist & Singer Babbu Maan, Singer Artist Roshan Prince & Artist Binoo Dhillon. Likewise the other judge of this panel Pinky Sandhu is having versatile experience in Industry. She started her career as Artist from Jalandhar Doordarshan in 2006. Then she worked in Punjabi Film Sarpanch, Jatt in Mood & Yaar Jugadi, She has also worked as Model in video songs of Hans Raj Hans, Master Saleem & Kanth Kaler, This panel of judges will give their judgment in this Fashion Show and will select best work of student's of 99 Institute. 



Saturday 28 May 2016

H&M opens its First Store in Panjab

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Chandigarh 28th May:- H&M, Hennes & Mauritz AB, the International fashion retailer, known for fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way opened doors to its first store in the tricity area of Punjab at the North Country Mall, Mohali. At 11AM today, more than 500 eager shoppers queued up with their friends and family to shop the brand's latest summer collection.

Janne Einola, Country Manager at H&M India, cut the red ribbon and welcomed the first customers in line together with Area Manager Mikko Alatalo and Store Manager Lallit Dhadeech. The first three people in line received gift cards worth Rs. 7000, Rs.5000 and Rs. 3000 respectively, while the next 200 in line received a gift card worth Rs. 500 to shop in the store.

Dhatri Bhatt, Head of Communications at H&M India explained that we are thrilled to see the enthusiastic response of our customers here in Punjab, and at the same time very excited to open our sixth store in India within 7 months of our country launch. She added that spread over 27,000 sq. ft, the H&M Store in North Country mall will offer fashion inspiration as well as timeless basics for women, men, teenagers and kids with items arriving in store daily. It welcomed all fashion lovers with its summer fashion looks, live music and engaging activities. The store will be open from 10am- 10pm on all days.

In India, H&M currently has presence in Delhi NCR, Bengaluru and Mohali. In fall this year, the brand will continue its expansion in the country with two new locations in Mumbai.



Hockey Chandigarh Holds Election of Office Bearers:Dr.Chander Shekhar,Anil Vohra and Sarvesh Sharma Unanimously Elected as President-Secretary Genl and Treasurer

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Chandigarh 28th May:- The General Council Meeting of Hockey Chandigarh for the Election of Office Bearers was held today on 28th May at Hotel Park Inn, Sec-35, Chandigarh. 

Dr. Chander Shekhar, Anil Vohra, and Sarvesh Sharma unanimously elected as President, Secretary General and Treasurer respectively.

All the Affiliated Units of Hockey Chandigarh have Participated in the Election Process.

Padam Shri Balbir Singh (Sr.) was unanimously appointed as Election Incharge by the House to conduct the Election Process.  The Term of the Office Bearers is for Four years.

Sardar Gurdeep Singh, Senior Manager appointed by Chandigarh Sports Council as observer was present in this Election Meeting.


“Bike Studio” opens Outlet in Chandigarh

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Chandigarh 28th May:- In Today's Hectic schedule, Peoples are now more concerned about their health. Level of awareness about fitness is increasing day by day among the people and cycling played a major role in it.  For ending their search of fitness, the legendary name in the field of imported & high end bicycles L.A. sovereign announces the debut of its new franchise store in Chandigarh with the opening of the "Bike Studio" Located at SCO.141-142 sec 8, in the heart of Chandigarh city, the store will feature the entire bicycle range of L.A. bikes like mountain, geared, BMX, MTB, kids & road bicycles.  The bike studio celebrated an official grand opening on Saturday, May 28th 2016 in the presence of Top dignitaries from police and judiciary accompanied by RJ Meenakshi.

Parsh Poplani, Franchise owner of Bike Studio Chandigarh said that perfect for cycling enthusiasts, professional and new customers alike, the bike store gives a completely immersive experience into the world of cycling. He further said that it offers complete range for all age groups like racing cycles, riding cycles, Angry Bird Collection for kids, a snow cycles & many more. The well equipped service centre is also there in store. We are offering a complete showcase for our products and services as well as a creative setting for our customers.

Nitin Ghai (Franchise Manager India ) Bike studio said that it is an exclusive Franchise outlet of LA sovereign , where all kinds of cycling , bikes, spare parts, accessories and services are available under single roof for the customers. The outlet will offer quality products which is what the brand is known for. To promote cycling among the youngsters lots of events are organized by the company at national level.  

गुरू चंडाल योग खत्म होने पर होगी शिक्षकों एंव गुरुओं की समस्याऐं:ज्योतिषी प्रमोद अग्रवाल

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Chandigarh 28th May:- इस समय ग्रह की दशा के अनुसार गुरु चंडाल योग चल रहा है। इस योग में शिक्षकों एवं गुरुओं पर भारी समस्याऐं आती है। यां यु भी कह सकते है कि यह योग  शिक्षकों एंव गुरुओं पर भारी होता है। यह कहना है ज्योतिषी प्रमोद अग्रवाल का प्रमोद अग्रवाल ने यह शब्द अपने आफिस में ज्योतिष के बारे में बताते हुए कहे। उन्होनें आगे कहा मंगल शनि युति राजनीति श्रेत्र में उथल पुथल का माहौल पैदा करती है। 

प्रमोद अग्रवाल पिछले पंह्रह सालों से ज्योतिष का अध्ययन कर रहे है। इसके लिए उन्होनें राजुपरा से अपने गुरुओ स्व. संजय चोपड़ा जी राजपुरा वाले और रामेश्वर कुमार जी सरहिंद वालों से शिक्षा प्राप्त की। परंतु पिछले तीन साल से वो समाजसेवा के लिए लोगों को अपनी विद्या से लाभांवित कर रहे है।  अब उन्होनें अपना जीवन ज्योतिष को समर्पित कर दिया है। इसक्रम में उन्होनें एनएसी के एससीओ 842 के प्रथम तल पर एस्ट्रोकेयर नाम से ज्योतिष कार्यालय शुरू किया है। 

प्रमोद अग्रवाल ने आगे बताया कि वो लाल किताब और वैदिक  दोनों ही प्रकार से अपने यजमानों के उपाय करवाते है। इसके चलते हजारों लोग उनकी विद्या से फायदा उठा चुके है। उन्होनें बताया कि ज्योतिष लोगों को कष्ठ से निवारण दिलवाने के लिए उपयोगी साबित होता है। परंतु कर्मो के हिसाब से लोगों फल जरूर मिलता है। 

उन्होनें आगे बताया कि लाल किताब के उपाय पारंपरिक ज्योतिष उपायों से भिन्न है। वैदिक उपाय थोडे खर्चीले दीर्घकालिक और परिश्रम वाले है , जिनमें धनराशि ज्यादा लगती है। वहीं लाल किताब के उपाय आसान कम खर्चीले और कम समय में हो जाते है। जोकि आज के व्यस्त जीवन में संभव है। ज्योतिष के मूल रूप से दो भाग हैं। इनमें से एक है सिद्धांत और दूसरा है फलित। सिद्धांत पक्ष में ज्योतिष का वह भाग है जो खगोलीय गणनाओं से संबंधित है और इन गणनाओं में से ज्योतिष के उपयोग में आने वाली गणनाओं का इस्तेमाल किया गया है। जैसे कि आकाश को 360 डिग्री में बांटकर उसका 12 बराबर भागों में विभाजन, नक्षत्रों की स्थिति, ग्रहों की गति और ग्रहण जैसी घटनाएं। आकशीय घटनाओं की पुख्ता जानकारी मिलने के बाद उनका मानव जीवन पर असर के बारे में अध्ययन ज्योतिष का फलित हिस्सा है।

प्राचीन या वैदिक कही जाने वाली भारतीय फलित ज्योतिष में उपचारों के लिए दान, जप,तप और पूजन का प्रावधान दिया गया था। यह कमोबेश ग्रहों की स्थिति के कारण बन रही खराब स्थितियों के लिए प्रायश्चित की तरह था, लेकिन उपयोगी था और लाल किताब ने उपायों की एक नई श्रंखला की शुरूआत की। जोकि मितव्ययी सुगम और कम समय में होने वाले और आज की व्यस्त जीवन श्रंखला के अनुसार आसान है। जिसके हर कोई आसानी से कर सकता है यहां दोनों विद्याओं लाल किताब और वैद्धिक द्वारा आदिदैहिक,आदिभौत्तिक और अध्यात्मिक मानसिक हर समस्याओं का समाधान होता है। दोनों विद्याऐं अपने आप में संपूर्ण है इसमें कोई भी शक या संदेह नही है।