Thursday 30 June 2016

SBI to Celebrates Foundation Day

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Chandigarh 30th June:-  To mark celebrations of State Bank of India Foundation Day, is organizing Musical Evening by bollywood's renowned singer KK at Tagore Theatre, Sector-18, Chandigarh on 01st July,2016. State Bank of India also going to organize Blood Donation Camp on Chandigarh Circle Day in association with PGI, Chandigarh on 02nd of July, 2016 


Vodafone India Brings Global Design Experience to Mini Store in Panjab

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Chandigarh 30th June:- Vodafone India, staying true to its commitment to deliver seamless retail and customer experience, begins to upgrade all its Vodafone mini stores to treat customers with technology and services at par with any Global design store. Following the success of its Global Design stores and to provide world-class service experience, Vodafone is extending the concept to its mini stores in Punjab (franchisee stores) beginning with a mini store at Landran.Road , Near IDBI Bank , Sohana ( Mohali ).

The upgraded mini store retail concept is designed and equipped to be warm and customer friendly, to meet the evolving needs and expectations of the customers. This store has been specifically adapted and customized after testing and validating a full suite of customer insights, which are relevant to customer needs in India.

With the increasing use of smart phones, mobile internet and new technologies, the customer is evolving at a fast pace. Customers are more empowered and have clarity of thoughts on what they want.

Speaking on this new retail initiative, Pushpinder S Gujral, Business Head, Punjab, HP and J&K, Vodafone India said that we are very happy to launch the global format mini store as it has been our endeavor to enhance customer experience at our stores. Retail stores help address our customers' queries and provide them the overall world class experience and services that Vodafone has on offer. The launch of store in Sohana, underlines the importance of the customers in the area for Vodafone.



Standard Chartered Rolls out ‘Touch ID’:A Fingerprint Verification System

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Chandigarh 30th June:- Standard Chartered Bank today unveiled its 'Touch ID' innovation on its mobile banking platform, 'SC Mobile'. This feature is designed to enhance the user experience of the Bank's customers as they have the option of using Touch ID as a replacement for having to type out their username and password to log onto the SC Mobile banking platform.

With this launch, the mobile banking customers of Standard Chartered Bank will be offered the chance to log in to their mobile banking application with a fingerprint verification system. The launch of this innovation is in line with Standard Chartered's commitment towards enhancing its digital banking application. This feature will ensure better security as well as a more convenient banking experience.

Speaking on the occasion, Shyamal Saxena, Head, Retail Banking, India at Standard Chartered Bank said that in our endeavor to be the Digital Main Bank, we are constantly looking at avenues whereby we can strengthen and support our product and service offerings through digital innovations. We are confident that our customers will use this innovation and enjoy the convenience and enhanced user experience that it offers.


EkSoch Sandbox to Host ‘Development Dialogue 2016’

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Chandigarh 30th June:- Spice Mobility and Spice Digital's initiative, EkSoch Sandbox in collaboration with Deshpande Foundation is organizing 'Development Dialogue 2016'on 19th July 2016 at Banaras Hindu University Campus, Varanasi.Development Dialogue 2016will have social entrepreneurs under one roof who work in partnership to impact lives of people at grass root level.

With the Development Dialogue 2016, EkSoch Sandbox aims to initiate a dialogue on affordable and scalable solutions required to empower the lives of people at the grass root level with the necessary leadership and skill development. Addressing the local challenges, it will provide affordable and scalable solutions required for social entrepreneurship.

The keynote speakers of this Development Dialogue will include the Gururaj "Desh" Deshpande, Founder of Deshpande Foundation;  Dilip Modi, Chairman, Spice Mobility;  Chaudhary, Jaipur Rugs and leaders from diverse non-profit and social enterprises who will share their stories of change and transformation. The theme for the upcoming Development Dialogue 2016 is "Execute locally and innovate globally" to deliberate on the intertwined nature of innovation and execution.

Dilip Modi, Chairman, Spice Mobility and Spice Digital, said that through EK Soch Sandbox model, we have developed an ecosystem that will foster innovation and entrepreneurship in one of India's most densely populated regions, Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Development Dialogue 2016 is a platform to bring social entrepreneurs under one roof, and work in partnership to impact lives of people in rural areas.I firmly believe that we can build a developed India with focused intervention in particular areas of development.

Going further, EkSoch Sandbox plans to seed 10 more social entrepreneurs in eastern Uttar Pradesh and 25+ mentors. Currently, through its various programs like Lead, Agastya, Save a mother, Navodyami impact, fuel etc. it has already impacted the lives of people in 50K households and further plans to improve the lives of many more people.

Naveen Jha, CEO-Deshpande Foundation said that we started with "Social Innovation Sandbox" model eight years ago with focus on Hubli, Karnataka to nurture social entrepreneurship. The noticeable success it has achieved in the last eight years has inspired us to take it to other cities in India. We are pleased to share that our bottom up approach and steadfast principle of 'scaling up' by proving first has been recognized and appreciated. We are now replicating it at different locations in India. We are now looking to empower social entrepreneurs in smaller cities like Varanasi with the EkSoch Sandbox. Going forward, the Development Dialogue 2016, Varanasi will help us to cater to the development and encouragement of more business aspirants.


&pictures Presents Jackie Chan’s ‘The Tuxedo’ on July 1

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Chandigarh 30th June:- &pictures, India's leading premium Hindi movie channel, will premiere'The Tuxedo' in Hindi. As a part of the on-going martial arts film festival 'Chiniwood', the film will premiere on Friday, 1st July at 8 PM. Going by the mantra 'Bollywood se zyaada masala, Hollywood se zyaada action', Chiniwoodshowcases some of world's biggest martial arts action heroes like Tony Jaa, Jackie Chan and Jet Li amongst others fighting it out, only on &pictures.

Talking about the action sequences in the movie, Jackie Chan said that once during the shoot, he kicked a door and he got hurt. Two days later it was all red, and blood all over. Also when he slid down [the 120-foot silo] his butt touched the wall and the shoes, after two shots already had holes in them. These things, for him, are nothing. As long as he don't go to the hospital, it's nothing for him. Pain is my daily routine.

The movie revolves around Jimmy Tong(Jackie Chan), a fast paced cabbie who's asked to chauffeur a millionaire and an international spy Clark Devlin(Jason Issacs). An unsuccessful attempt is made to end Devlin's life and he winds up in the hospital. Tong decides to get to the bottom of this and puts on Devlin's prized tuxedo. He immediately has the power to do whatever he attempts as long as he's wearing the tuxedo. Tong takes over Devlin's secret agent role and acquires a rookie partner (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and somehow gets involved in a case to stop a national calamity.


SAB TVs Khidki:When Reel Meets Real

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Chandigarh 30th June:- Aishwarya Sakhuja who will be seen in the first story of SAB TVs Khidki recently had a very interesting encounter when she met the girl from whom her character Anju is inspired. Aishwarya spent some time with the girl chatting and was very glad about the chanced meeting. The stylish actress will be seen in a never seen before avatar where she will shed her glamorous image to play a simple girl next door.

Aishwarya who will return to fiction shows on the small screen after a gap of almost two years will be essaying the role of a simple girl whose passion is boxing. The story which is titled Anju Ki Shaadi also stars Rajeev Mehta and Lubna Salim who play the role of Anju's worried parents who want to get their eldest daughter married. To prepare for the role Aishwarya watched movies like Million Dollar Baby and Mary Kom and observed people on the set to get the Gujarati accent right.

Aishwarya Sakhuja who will be seen as Anju said that she met the girl on whom the character Anju is based and she was very very happy with the way we had portrayed the character. She was happy that a story was being made on her. It was a great experience overall meeting her.


Sarita Joshi to Play a South Indian ‘Amma’ in Khidki’s 2nd story

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Chandigarh 30th June:- The talented and versatile actress, Sarita Joshi, is all set to return to the small screen. In her first association with SAB TV, the veteran actress will be seen essaying the role of a South Indian lady in the second story of Khidki titled- 'Govinda Govinda' whose last wish is to go to Tirupati with her entire family. The show will revolve around stories that have been sent in by viewers all over India, which will be adapted for the small screen, with a set of recurring actors who will feature in every story, portraying different characters.

Amma (Sarita Joshi) has been unwell for a very long time and her frequent trips to the ICU have not dampened her spirit. Amma comes back to her ancestral house with renewed energy and takes charge of everything, which leaves her family dismayed as they are interested in Amma's property. However, one day Amma summons all her family members and tells them that she wants to take a trip to Tirupati with the entire family, after which she will make her will. The whole family gets together for the sake of Amma's will and decide to fulfill her last wish. The family is taken by surprise when Amma puts forth one more condition that the family will travel by train. The family soon sets on a roller coaster ride of misadventures as they try their best to fulfill Amma's dream.

Sarita Joshi who plays Amma in Khidki's second story, Govinda Govinda said that she is playing a South Indian woman whose last wish is to visit Tirupati with her entire family. She puts forth a condition that she the entire family has to travel by train post which she will make her will. Khidki is a very unique comedy show which will depict stories sent by our viewers, thereby making it very special. She look forward to becoming a part of the SAB TV Family and working again with our producer, JD Majethia, and she hope the viewers will enjoy this show.


Director PGI Honored Seven Officers on Their Superannuation

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Chandigarh 30th June:- Prof. Yogesh Chawla, Director PGI honored seven officers & officials on their superannuation today by presenting mementoes to them.  Amitabh Avasthi, DDA handed over beneficiary cheques comprising GPF, gratuity and group insurance. Dean and Respective Heads of Departments wished them well in life by presenting bouquets to them.



SEBI, NSE, Citizen Awareness Group and Press Club Join Hands to organise Investors’ Awareness Program

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Chandigarh 30th June:- India's largest stock exchange National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) in association with the market regulator SEBI, Citizen Awareness Group and Press Club - Chandigarh organized a Regional Investor Awareness Programme on "Financial Inclusion through Financial Education" at Chandigarh today. The program was conducted to educate people about benefits of financial markets and to make them aware about opportunities to grow their wealth.

The welcome address was delivered by Jaswant Singh Rana, President, Press Club. He said that SEBI has always taken the lead in spreading awareness about the market through such programs. The regulator will continue to take steps to ensure faster financial inclusion.

Amit Pradhan, Regional Director, SEBI delivered the keynote address and spoke about SEBI's role in ensuring fair trade and its role in monitoring the financial market. He also informed that the regulator is now playing a larger role as it started monitoring the commodity market as well.

Rana Usman, Sr. AVP, NSE was also present during the program. Referring to SEBI's publication, she informed that North India plays a critical role in India's capital market as states like Punjab, Haryana, among others, contribute heavily and NSE is witnessing healthy participations in new age products like ETF from these states in particular. AUM of ETF has surged to an all-time high recently, hovering around Rs 16000 cr. "Nifty based ETFs are witnessing a high participations as the benchmark index captures the India's growth story", she said. ETF's are low costs and well researched products. For instance, an investor can invest in the top 50 stocks traded on NSE, by buying just one unit of Nifty ETF, for just around Rs 600.  The units are easy to buy and sell on an exchange platform. At the same time, risk is reduced, because you are investing in 50 stocks (of the Nifty index) and not in only one stock.

A technical session was also delivered by Suryakant Sharma, DGM, SEBI, NRO and Renu Bhandari, CM, NSE. Investors were advised on the steps they should take to ensure that their interests are protected. "Investors needed to execute few mandatory and voluntary documents with a member broker. They must read them and should know the 'do's and don'ts' of investing while entering the market", they said during the interaction.



Wednesday 29 June 2016

‘Mera Badla–Revenge’ on Saturday on Zee Action

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Chandigarh 29th June:- India's one stop destination for action movies, Zee Action will showcase yet another action blockbuster 'Mera Badla Revenge' on Saturday, 2nd July at 8 PM. This suspense thriller is sure to leave audiences at the edge of their seats with nerve wrecking action and various twists and turns. It stars Venkatesh, Anushka Shetty, Richa Gangopadhyay, Shraddha Das, Poonam Kaur and Kamalinee Mukherjee in lead roles and revolves around a wealthy man and his five daughters.

A wealthy man, Sarath Babu has five daughters and they live in a palatial mansion in a village. The eldest daughter Gayatri (Kamalinee Mukherjee) - a Bharatnatyam dancer wins a priced possession, a portrait that is 100 years old. It is a portrait of Chandramukhi who supposedly was a dancer at the king's darbar. Soon things start going wrong in this mansion and Sarath Babu attributes it to the portrait. People visiting the mansion complain of witnessing a huge snake and other paranormal activities.

The story revolves around how Sarath Babu along with a Siddhanti (an astrologer cum sage) and Dr. Vijay (Venkatesh), a psychiatrist resolve this issue.



फारूकी मस्जिद मे दावत ए इफ्तार का अायोजन

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Chandigarh 29th June:-चंडीगढ़ के सेक्टर 56 फारूकी मस्जिद परिसर मे रमजान पर्व के अवसर पर दावत इफ्तार का अायोजन सलमानिया कमेटी सेक्टर 56 चंडीगढ़ के द्वारा किया गया इस अवसर पर पूर्व रेलवे मंत्री पवन कुमार बंसल मुख्य अथिति के रूप  मे पहुचे ओर इबादत का महीना रमजान की मुस्लिम समाज को मुबारकें दी इस अवसर पर नावेद अहमद ननू ने कहा की रमजान का महीना इबादत का महीना होता है ओर इफ्तार दावत अापसी भाई चारे का संदेश देती है अापसी एकता कायम रहती है इस मोके पर हाजी अहमद अली ने कहा की सिर्फ भूखा प्यासा रहना ही रोजा नही है हर बुरे ओर गलत काम को खुद को पूरी तरह अलग रखकर पाक साफ रहना रोजे की सर्त है इस मोके वार्ड नंबर 11  पार्षद दर्शन कुमार गर्ग, प्रदीप छबड़ा ,पवन शर्मा, नावेद अहमद ननू, विशाल भूषण, मलिक ,मोहमद् शाफ़ी, फारुख, तयब अंसारी, मंजीत सिंह चौहान, शाहरुख खान, कलीम अख्तर, फुरकान अन्य भाईचारा भी मोजूद रहा

ItzCash Makes Strategic C-Suite Appointments to Drive Growth

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Chandigarh 29th June:- ItzCash Card Ltd India's largest and only "Multi Service Payment Solutions Company with annual payment volume of over US$ 2 Billion; today announced the appointment of Bhavik Vasa as 'Chief Growth Officer' and Ravi Singh as 'Chief Business Officer'. These appointments come soon after a series of strategic partnership announcements, all designed to ensure a strong foundation to foster growth across emerging business, a burgeoning startup ecosystem, evolving digital solutions and consumer trends. Both Bhavik and Ravi will report to ItzCash Managing Director Naveen Surya.

With the current focus on 'Digital India' as part of the national mandate, ItzCash is poised to play a leading, transformational role in the next 5-10 years with its strong digital footprint of 110 million accounts cumulatively and  annually servicing 35+ million consumers and industry leading physical network of 75,000+ retail outlets across the country. This timely development in the core leadership team at ItzCash underlines the company's renewed focus on its next phase of growth while achieving the right balance between the conventional and digital platforms of the company to deliver on ambitious commercial objectives.

As the industry leader, ItzCash has established pioneering partnerships with leading global and local technology stalwarts and e-commerce brands across sectors including Amway, Flipkart IRCTC, OYO, and Uber, the world's most valued private company among others. This new core leadership team will continue its aggressive expansion strategy to tap newer markets and business sectors. In keeping with the company's omni-product, omni-channel strategy it is well positioned to offer a new comprehensive portfolio of services leading the path to 'FinServ Convergence'. The new segments include international remittance, credits and loans, insurance and investments. Bhavik and Ravi will be jointly leading the drive toward these new focus areas.

Speaking about this recent development Naveen Surya, Managing Director, ItzCash said that both Bhavik and Ravi have excelled in their respective roles and been instrumental in building ItzCash into the industry leader we are today. He said that we are confident that they will continue to deliver par excellence in their elevated roles and help shape the future of this company for many years to come. The domain expertise and experience they bring on board is well sculpted for their new responsibilities and I wish them the very best in their individual endeavors.

Ravi who has been associated with ItzCash since 2012 was Head-Payments and has been heading the business and retail teams of the company. In his new profile, he will further strengthen ItzCash's dominant presence across 3000+ Indian towns & cities and market leadership in Payments & Money Transfer business verticals. With more than two decades of experience across sectors with the likes of Western Union, Tata Teleservices Limited, Birla 3M Ltd, Hutchison Max Telecom, Singh reinforced lead play for the company in the Remittance & Prepaid Cards segment.

Both Bhavik and Ravi who has driven unprecedented growth for the company, over 9x, in the last few years in terms of payment volumes and revenues plays a key strategist striking the right balance between the online and offline platforms of the company to drive business growth.


100 Attend Free Multispecialty Health Camp Held at Shimla

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Shimla 29th June:- As many as 100 staff members and employees of Dayanand Public School, Shimla attended a  Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mohali free multispecialty health camp at school today. A team of doctors including Dr Pushkin Sharma from Orthopedics and Dr. Ravikant Takhi from General Medicine provided free consultations to staff during camp. During camp free tests of bp, blood sugar and bone mass densitometry were also done.

Sandeep Dogra, Senior VP and Zonal Head, Max Hospitals Punjab said that we are committed towards making specialized healthcare services accessible to all sections of society, especially women who are the backbone. Through this free medical camp, our endeavour is to address the health concerns of the staff and employees of school who are often neglected due to busy schedules and distance from a good healthcare facility. In line with the Max Group philosophy of 'seva-bhav', we have taken up the initiative to provide free consultation and medicines to the faculty and are happy that this initiative will benefit them.

Dr. G P Malik, Medical Advisor and Director, Internal Medicine at Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mohali said that guided by a single minded focus on medical and service excellence, Max has always worked towards delivering unwavering patient care. We feel that it is important for people to commit themselves to a healthier future comprising of a comprehensive health check-up on a regular basis. With this objective, our team of expert doctors has come together to counsel people for their gynaecological, Orthopaedic and bone related problems.


AMRL SEZ Set to Become the Engine of Growth in Southern Tamil Nadu

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Chandigarh 29th June:- AMRL SEZ  is set to become the engine for industrial  growth and socio-economic development in southern Tamil Nadu. The multi-product SEZ, financed by Srei and marketed by Attivo, a Srei initiative, is now ready to house a diverse set of industries, including electronics, general engineering, aerospace, auto  and components, solar, renewable energy, food processing,  and many more. The SEZ has the potential to generate direct employment in excess of 50,000 over the next decade making it one of India's largest industrial zones.

Spread over 2,518 acres in Nanguneri, Tirunelveli district, AMRL SEZ  has created a sustainable and comprehensive industrial zone that offers a platter of choices for industry from land lease to ready-built-factories and warehousing facility. The Tamil Nadu government's Global Investors Meet in 2015 has successfully showcased the attractive growth prospects of the state and demonstrated the state government's commitment in maintaining its position as one of India's most preferred investment destinations. While the SEZ has been operational for some time, current initiatives have given a further impetus to the on ground development and the  first phase of the SEZ,  involving 1,250 acres, has been launched into the market; and offers investors an opportunity to actively participate in the Tamil Nadu growth story.

Commenting on the development,  Indranil Dasgupta, CEO, Attivo Economic Zones, said that we expect the SEZ which can also offer an adjacent domestic tariff area (DTA) in the near future, to kick-start the industrialization of the region. Being located in the less developed part of the state, the government offers a slew of incentives to encourage industry to set up facilities in this part of the state. Tamil Nadu is the second largest contributor to India's GDP and we believe that through AMRL SEZ  we will be able to participate in the growth story of the state and be the engine for Tamil Nadu's economic growth and development in the southern region. With the financial support received from Srei and the marketing efforts of Attivo Economic Zones, we estimate that the AMRL SEZ will bring in domestic investments as well as global. We already have nine companies on board across industry like LED lighting, pumps, solar components and warehousing. We are set to make a significant difference in the region in the decade to come.

Parashar Lohia, Director, Ashray Logistics, whose initial 100,000 square feet warehousing space is under construction in the SEZ said that we have plans to grow our logistics business in the SEZ by constructing 1,000,000 square feet warehousing space and develop a Logistics Park. With a proposed investment of Rs 100 crore over a period of 5 years in our warehousing and 3PL services, we expect to initially employ 100 skilled and semi-skilled people and then scale up as per requirement in a phased manner.  As the import and export business depends on timely deliverables, our logistics services will support the SEZ units in timely deliveries and provide all logistic support. The enabling infrastructure in the SEZ and its strategic location near the highly efficient Tuticorin port will help us in keeping our commitments to our clients without any delays. The government is supportive and we look forward to the ease of doing our business at AMRL SEZ.

The estimated total turnover in the SEZ is about Rs 2,000 crore and direct employment of more than 10,000 people in the next 3-5 years. The off-take will speed up in the subsequent years.


Man Operated Upon Successfully for 5-cm Tumour at IVY

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Chandigarh 29th June:- A 60-yr old man has been treated successfully for a tumor measuring 5-cm in size at IVY Hospital by Dr Vineet Saggar, Senior Consultant Neuro & Spinal Surgery recently. Normally pituitary tumours are small of 1-2 cms size. Tumours larger than 2-cm are called 'Macro Adenomas'. But tumours achieving such humongous proportions are called 'Giant Macro Adenomas'. Such tumours encase vessels of brain and are challenging for skull base neurosurgeons. Thus surgery becomes even more difficult in recurrent cases.

Ironically, Kulwant Singh (name changed), the patient had operated for tumor removal 10-year back. But is has returned to haunt him and that too with a vengeance.

Dr Vineet Saggar informed that he was earlier operated for tumor in pituitary gland via Tran's cranial route. After that he was all right but for past few months he had become slow in his work. For past one week he has even stopped eating properly too. Hi MRI revealed that tumor had recurred and was even larger in size as compared to before. The 5-cm tumor was greatest of dimensions.

Dr Vineet Saggar added that Kulwant was operated via trans-nasal route and near total removal of tumour was achieved. He was discharged after 7-day of surgery in complete conscious state.

Dr. Kanwaldeep, Medical Director of IVY group of Hospitals said that IVY hospital is committed to quality and affordable healthcare, and this complex surgery is one of the milestone of our dedication and hard work.


Aadhaar Based Birth Registration Starts in Chandigarh

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Chandigarh 29th June:- Aadhaar based Birth Registration has been started in Chandigarh with effect from 28th June 2016. Tablets and Authentication Devices have been provided to all the Government Hospitals for Aadhaar registration of new born children along with Birth Registration Certification. On the first day, 26 Aadhaar and Birth Registrations have been done. Union Territory of Chandigarh has become the second State after Haryana to start Aadhaar Linked Birth Registration. Private Hospitals will be starting the Aadhaar Registrations on the same grounds shortly. 

Additional Charges Assign to Finance Secretary

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Chandigarh 29th June:- The Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh is pleased to order that Sarvjit Singh, Finance Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, shall continue to look after the charges of Anurag Agarwal, Home Secretary, Chandigarh Administration till he joins back, in addition to his own duties.

Malaria wing of Health Deptt. organizes Health Awareness Camp and Workshop at Khuda Ali Sher

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Chandigarh 29th June:- As a preparatory activity for control of Malaria and Dengue in the coming season the Malaria wing of Health Department, UT-Chandigarh today organized Health Awareness camp/ advocacy workshop at Vill. Khuda Ali Sher.    

The awareness camp was attended by Dr. Inderpal Singh-Epidemiologist, Dr. Tanvi Behal (Medical Officer I/c civil dispensary Vill. Khuda Ali Sher), and staff from the Malaria wing, opinion leaders and general public from the area.

Dr. Inderpal Singh stressed on active community participation at all levels to prevent occurrence of mosquitogenic situation in the area. He outlined the preventive steps for this purpose and assured continuance of anti larval and anti adult measures for mosquitoes with full zeal in the season. He also urged all to maintain vigil over the water borne diseases in the area.

Various teams were constituted by the NVBDCP Staff for carrying following field activities. 09 slides were examined during the camp.


Economics Planning and Statistical Development Celebrates Statistics Day

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Mohali 29th June:- In recognition of notable contribution made be Late Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahanalobis in the fields of Economics Planning and Statistical Development, Regional office Mohali of National Sample Survey Office, Government of India having its jurisdiction in Punjab State celebrated "Statistics Day at Hotel Town's Pride, Sector 64, Phase 9 mohali.

The Government of India has designated 29th June every year to earmark the Birthday of Late Prof P.C. Mahanalobis, as the "Statistics day" in the category of Special Day to be celebrated across the country.

The objective of the day is to create public awareness, especially among the younger generation about the role of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation. The theme for the Statistics Day 2016 is "Agriculture and Farmers" Welfare.

The function will be presided by the Chief Guest Mohan Lal Sharma, Economic Advisor, Department of Economics & Statistics, Government of Punjab and jasbir Singh Bains, Director, Agriculture Department, Government of Punjab, Tirath Singh, Director, DES Punjab and Reji Bhuvendram, Assistant Director, Labour Bureau, Government of India will be the Guests of Honor. On the occasion, a Seminar will be held on the theme of the Statistics Day 2016.


Tuesday 28 June 2016

City Girl Anupreet Sidhu Selected to Showcase Her Collection at Lakme Fashion Week

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Chandigarh 28th June:- Chandigarh's own "Punjabi kudi" Anupreet Sidhu is all set to showcase her designer collection on the ramp of main show area during India's biggest fashion event Lakme Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2016 to be held at Mumbai. She will be proudly presenting her Collection while sharing the same ramp with top designers like Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Anita Dongre, Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, Neeta Lulla and many more.

Anupreet's Collection is inspired from Post-impressionist painting called "Starry Night over the Rhone" by Vincent Van Gogh. The Collection is an interpretation of the original painting in a wearable form. Little details like The Great Bear, the reflection of the lights and darkness of the night have been depicted in our technique and color scheme. Stainless Steel was selected to truly reflect the strength, modernism and forward thinking of the artist. It is aimed at a woman who loves to keep a bit of heaven without going gaga. Natural leather, high quality Linen and fine Net have been used to create interchangeable pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a new look each time.

Anupreet Sidhu has been featured in many magazines like Marie Claire, Teen Vogue (international online), and Vogue Italia etc. She has also designed outfit for Minissha Lamba (Heer and Hero). She is also a regular Fashion Click Blogger for Teen Vogue.

INIFD is the official knowledge partner to Lakme Fashion Week – India's premier fashion and lifestyle event for 16 consecutive seasons and proudly presents the Gen Next show a premium Platform for Budding Designers.


Sartaj Gill Sheds 8 Kgs for His Role in EK Tha Raja EK Thi Rani

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Chandigarh 28th June:- The good-looking actor Sartaj Gill, who is currently essaying the lead role of Rajbeer in Zee TV's immensely popular primetime show, EK Tha Raja Ek Thi, post a time leap of 12 years, is on a weight loss spree. The actor, who is undergoing a rigorous workout regimen and a strict diet plan, has shed almost 8kgs in less than two months to look better on screen and suit the young, college-going character well. Rajbeer's character in the show has a royal and classy look, for which he has to wear minimum three layers of clothing, which would make him look heavy on the camera. To ensure that the layered look does not add undue bulk to his appearance, the actor has been following heavy workout and diet regimen in order to lose weight since the time he's taken up the role of Rajbeer.

Sartaj Gill said that it is important for actors to stay lean as the camera adds more weight to your actual appearance. His character Rajbeer in the show has a royal look with heavy outfits and layers of clothing. The day he gave his nod for the role, he started working towards losing weight. In just 2 months He started getting results and shed those extra pounds.  He is on a proper diet with a daily workout regimen. He has been working really hard to lose weight and stay fit. He carries home-cooked food and takes small and healthy meals at regular intervals. He totally avoids outside food and only survives on vegetables and fruits. He has quit sugar, milk & non-veg for the time being. This role is really close to his heart and he doesn't want to leave any stone unturned in giving his absolute best. He hope hishard work pays off and audiences continue to shower us with their love and blessings.

The current track sees Rajbeer getting to know that Gayatri is Rani and he embraces her, but is surprised to see Gayatri's reaction as she doesn't seem excited. What will happen next, will Gayatri accept Rajbeer's friendship after all his initial snubs and arrogance or will the equation between the two only get worse?


Actress Trishikha Ashish Tripathi of Chidiya Ghar Unwell

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Chandigarh 28th June:- It seems that the monsoons have not only brought us relief from the scorching heat, but also a lot of ailments.  The latest victim of the "Monsoon fever" is the actress, Trishikha Ashish Tripathi A.K.A. Chuhiya of Chidiya Ghar.

Trishika Tripathi was down with a high fever when she had to shoot a Naagin dance sequence in the show. She was so weak that she had no energy to even stand properly. Still, within a few minutes, she completed her shoot and managed to perform the song of the movie 'Naagin', 'Tere Pyar Mein Nahi Todna'.

Commenting on the same, Trishikha said that she was down with high fever and it was really difficult for her to actually perform. But, with the extreme help of her team, She managed to complete the shoot. The entire unit supported and helped her out to complete it flawlessly. And as it is said, work should go on. She glad that she could complete the scene on time.