Friday 31 March 2017

DGP Inaugurates Extended Dispensary and Crèche:DGP Honors Civilians,Traffic Marshals & Police Personnel’s in Recognition of Good Work

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Chandigarh 31st March:- Tajender Singh Luthra, Director General of Police, UT, Chandigarh inaugurated the Extended Dispensary and Creche at IRBn Complex, Sarangpur, UT, Chandigarh. Eish Singhal, SSP/UT, Dr. Rakesh Kashyap, Director Health Services, Roshan Lal, Commandant/IRB & SP/Communication & Law and Order, Dr. G. Diwan, DMS, Doctors, DSPs, Panch/Sarpanch and residents of surrounding villages/colonies were present on this occasion. Earlier the services of this dispensary was available for IRBn staff only and on seeing better response from public of surrounding area and with the approval of W/DGP its services has been extended for public. The Sarpanch from Village Khuda Lahora, Sarangpur, Masatgarh, Parachh, Shinghari and Seonk were present during the inauguration function. The timing of dispensary has been set from 8 AM to2 PM (except Sunday & Gazette holidays). The 24 hrs. Service of Ambulance has been provided at the Dispensary. Dispensary is headed by Dr. Vandana Janmeja alongwith two pharmacist and 4 assistants will give services at this Dispensary.

Apart from this, a Crèche has been opened to facilitate the wards of police personnel especially lady police officials. The infants of lady police officials of IRB will be look after during their duty hours. The five attendants are provided to Crèche and services will be provided from 7 AM to 9 PM.

Besides above, an award function was also held at IRBn Complex, Sarangpur, UT, Chandigarh in recognition of good work done by Civilians, Traffic Marshals & Police Personnel's. On this occasion, police personnel who retired from police services after attaining the age of superannuation were also honored by Tajender Singh Luthra, Director General of Police, UT, Chandigarh. The nine police officers who retired from government services after attaining the age of superannuation are Inspector (ORP) Ranjeet Singh, Inspector (ORP) Sukhwinder Singh, Insp (ORP) Dharam Paul, Insp (ORP) Jai Pal, Inspector (ORP) Tarsem Singh, ASI (ORP) Ashok Kumar, ASI Jaspal Singh, ASI (ORP) Ram Lubhaya and Dharam Chand (cook). All retirees were honored by the W/DGP/UT with momentums and certificates. The families of retired police officers were also invited on this occasion.

The Civilians who were rewarded by W/DGP/UT are:- 

Fateh Singh R/o # 3149, Sector 39-D, Chandigarh was rewarded with cash Rs. 5,000/- with 1st class Certificate for saving a life of accident victim. On 24.02.2017 he saved a life of an injured person by lifting him to PGI from an accident spot in case FIR No. 27 dated 24.02.2017 U/S 279, 337 IPC, PS-03, Chandigarh.

Vinod Kumar Sr. Assistant posted as in-charge at Estt.-II Branch at Police Headquarters was rewarded with cash Rs. 5,000/- with 1st class Certificate for performing his duty with dedication and entire satisfaction.

Saroj Rishi, Music teacher at Govt. High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh was rewarded with cash Rs. 5,000/- with 1st class Certificate for performing her duty with keen interest and utmost devotion.

The Traffic Marshals who performed their duties with keen interest and utmost devotion and spent many hours for helping Chandigarh Traffic Police in organizing Traffic Nakas were also awarded by the W/DGP/UT. The following Traffic Marshals have been awarded with cash reward and 1st class commendation certificate:-

Harpreet Singh Walia, Traffic Marshal was rewarded with cash Rs. 5,000/- with 1st class Certificate for performing his duty with keen interest and utmost devotion during organizing various traffic nakas and road safety programme.

Col. Kulbir Singh, Traffic Marshal was rewarded with cash Rs. 5,000/- with 1st class Certificate for performing his duty with keen interest and utmost devotion during organizing various traffic nakas and road safety programme.

Vijay Kumar, Traffic Marshal was rewarded with cash Rs. 5,000/- with 1st class Certificate for performing his duty with keen interest and utmost devotion during organizing various traffic nakas and road safety programme.

Jasbir Singh Bhatia, Traffic Marshal was rewarded with cash Rs. 5,000/- with 1st class Certificate for performing his duty with keen interest and utmost devotion during organizing various traffic nakas and road safety programme.

'Trends': An Indo Pak Wedding & Lifestyle Exhibition Starts

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Chandigarh 31st March:- Trends 'An Indo Pak Wedding & Lifestyle Exhibition' started at Kisan Bhawan, Sec 35. The 4-day showcase of latest fashion trends in apparel, accessories, home décor etc will be on till April 3. The exhibition offers choicest collections of both Pakistani as well as Indian designers. There are Exhibitors from Afghanistan too.

Pankaj Jain, Organiser of 'Trends' said that the unique aspect of the Exhibition certainly is the Pakistan Onyx marble & the really soft fabric based designer wear from Pakistan which is perfect for summers. The famous Fatehpur Sikri stone has also been showcased among many more lifestyle products.

The Pakistani showcase is the centre of attraction at 'Trends'.  Mrs Nasreen Akhtar & Mrs Shahnaz Iqbal have brought their label 'Kanza Collections' from Multan. They specialize in Multani suitings. Mrs Kausar Sheikh & Mrs Samina Waqar are there with 'Attire Collection', with their unique Pakistani embroideries. A collection of enticing range of Pakistani Lawn Suitings has been displayed by Insaf & Co. 'Fahad Collection' which has a range of Ladies Lahori Suitings is here. 'Rehana Collection centre' has displayed special hand-made Ladies designer attires. N.Y.Traders is here with Ladies suitings in Loose Fabrics. 'Aadiaz Collection' is also here with pure chiffon. A range from the label 'Aarish' too has been displayed. Then there's Laila's Art, Gimmiks, ZA Collection & Sophia from Lahore has brought an enchanting collection liked by many. The label 'Cholistan' is here with its owner Asma Amir.

 'Nadia Collection' has got Pakistani Dry Fruits. 'Nadeem Enterprises' has a unique collection of Onyx - the popular Pakistani stone for decorative purposes, and the stall is attracting a lot of visitors. Hiba Ibrahim Couture from Afghanistan is also here with the finest Afghani quality.

Diya, a visitor said that the fact that an exhibitor has come from Afghanistan – a country ravaged by war, points to the fact that India is playing a role in giving a boost to traders from the country and this is appreciable. The exhibition is also a treasure trove for latest Pakistani fashion.

Apart from Pakistani & Afghan exhibitors top designers from across the region & country are also displaying their wares at 'Trends'. Fashion lovers from the city can look forward to designers like 'Mrignaini' from Panchkula who's designer sarees are quite a draw. 'The Sixth Sense' promises a cool collection of soft cotton suits & trendy dresses to beat the North Indian heat & look savvy at the same time. 'Shabanaz Creation' from Ludhiana.

It's not just all designer wear & wedding couture at Trends. 'Me & You' has displayed handloom & gift items. 'Fadnez -- by Vijay Furniture' is providing furniture items to liven up your home's interiors. The Jewellery genres available are exquisite.  Antique Jewellery, CZ/AD Jewellery, Polki Jewellery, Temple Jewellery,Navratna Jewellery , Kundan Jewellery, Jadau Jewellery , Theva Jewellery are on display. Fatehpur Sikri's famous stone has been brought by Nawab from 'Natural Handicrafts'.

ਗੈਰ ਕਾਨੂੰਨੀ ਮਾਈਨਿੰਗ ਨੂੰ ਰੋਕਣ ਅਤੇ ਸਟੋਨ ਕਰੱਸਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਅਧਿਕਾਰੀ ਅਚਨਚੇਤੀ ਚੈਕਿੰਗ ਕਰਨਗੇ : ਸਪਰਾ

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Chandigarh 31st March:- ਸਾਹਿਬਜ਼ਾਦਾ ਅਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਨਗਰ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹੇ ' ਰੇਤੇ, ਬਜਰੀ ਅਤੇ ਗੈਰ ਕਾਨੂੰਨੀ ਮਾਈਨਿੰਗ ਰੋਕਣ ਲਈ  ਅਤੇ ਸਟੋਨ ਕਰੱਸ਼ਰਾਂ  ਦੀ ਅਧਿਕਾਰੀ ਰਾਤ ਵੇਲੇ ਰੋਜਾਨਾ ਅਚਨਚੇਤੀ ਚੈਕਿੰਗ ਕਰਨਗੇ ਜਿਸ  ਲਈ ਵੱਖ-ਵੱਖ ਅਧਿਕਾਰੀਆਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਡਿਊਟੀਆਂ  ਲਗਾਈਆਂ ਗਈਆਂ ਹਨ ਇਸ ਸਬੰਧੀ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਦਿੰਦਿਆਂ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹੇ ਦੇ ਡਿਪਟੀ ਕਮਿਸ਼ਨਰ ਗੁਰਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਕੌਰ ਸਪਰਾ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਅਧਿਕਾਰੀ ਰਾਤ ਨੂੰ 09-00 ਵਜੇ ਤੋਂ ਸਵੇਰੇ 08-00 ਵਜੇ ਤੱਕ ਅਚਨਚੇਤੀ ਚੈਕਿੰਗ ਕਰਨਗੇ ਅਤੇ ਅਧਿਕਾਰੀ ਪੜਤਾਲ ਕਰਕੇ ਆਪਣੀ ਰੋਜ਼ਾਨਾ ਰਿਪੋਰਟ ਦਫ਼ਤਰ ਡਿਪਟੀ ਕਮਿਸ਼ਨਰ ਅਤੇ ਮਾਈਨਿੰਗ ਅਫ਼ਸਰ ਨੂੰ ਭੇਜਣ ਨੂੰ ਯਕੀਨੀ ਬਣਾਉਣਗੇ 

ਡਿਪਟੀ ਕਮਿਸ਼ਨਰ ਗੁਰਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਕੌਰ ਸਪਰਾ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ 01,15 ਅਤੇ 29 ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਨੂੰ ਜਗਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਧਾਮੀ ਕਾਰਜਕਾਰੀ ਇੰਜਨੀਅਰ ਪਬਲਿਕ ਹੈਲਥ, ਡਵੀਜ਼ਨ ਨੰਬਰ-1 ਅਤੇ ਬਲਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ  ਬੀ.ਐਲ.. ਖਰੜ ਮਾਈਨਿੰਗ ਵਿਭਾਗ, 02, 16 ਅਤੇ 30 ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਨੂੰ ਬਲਵਿੰਦਰ  ਸਿੰਘ ਉਪ ਮੰਡਲ ਅਫ਼ਸਰ ਪਟਿਆਲਾ ਜਲ ਨਿਕਾਸ ਉਪਮੰਡਲ ਪਟਿਆਲਾ ਅਤੇ ਹਰਵਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਬੀ.ਐਲ.. ਡੇਰਾਬੱਸੀ ਮਾਇਨਿੰਗ ਵਿਭਾਗ,03 ਅਤੇ 17 ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਨੂੰ ਯੁਵਰਾਜ ਸਿੰਘ  ਕਾਰਜਕਾਰੀ ਇੰਜਨੀਅਰ ਉਸਾਰੀ ਮੰਡਲ ਲੋਕ ਨਿਰਮਾਣ ਵਿਭਾਗ ਐਸ..ਐਸ.ਨਗਰ ਅਤੇ  ਗੁਰਿੰਦਰ  ਸਿੰਘ  ਐਸ.ਆਈ.ਪੀ. ਐਸ..ਐਸ.ਨਗਰ ਮਾਇਨਿੰਗ ਵਿਭਾਗ, ਮਿਤੀ 04 ਅਤੇ 18 ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਨੂੰ ਕਮਲ ਕਿਸੋਰ ਕਾਰਜਕਾਰੀ ਇੰਜੀਨੀਅਰ ਪਬਲਿਕ ਹੈਲਥ ਡਿਵੀਜਨ ਨੰ:  2,ਐਸ..ਐਸ.ਨਗਰ ਅਤੇ ਉਗਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਬੀ.ਐਲ.. ਮਾਜਰੀ ਮਾਇਨਿੰਗ ਵਿਭਾਗ, ਮਿਤੀ 05 ਅਤੇ 19 ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਨੂੰ ਬਲਵਿੰਦਰ  ਸਿੰਘ ਉਪ ਮੰਡਲ ਅਫ਼ਸਰ ਪਟਿਆਲਾ ਜਲ ਨਿਕਾਸ ਉਪਮੰਡਲ ਪਟਿਆਲਾ ਅਤੇ ਹਰਵਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਬੀ.ਐਲ.. ਡੇਰਾਬੱਸੀ ਮਾਇਨਿੰਗ ਵਿਭਾਗ, ਮਿਤੀ 06 ਅਤੇ 20 ਨੂੰ ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਜਤਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਢਿੱਲੋ ਬੀ.ਡੀ.ਪੀ. ਖਰੜ ਅਤੇ ਸਸ਼ੀ ਸੇਖਰ ਸੁਰੀ ਐਸ.ਆਈ.ਪੀ. ਐਸ..ਐਸ.ਨਗਰ ਮਾਇਨਿੰਗ ਵਿਭਾਗ, ਮਿਤੀ 07 ਅਤੇ 21 ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਨੂੰ ਸੁਖਵਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਕਾਰਜਕਾਰੀ ਇੰਜੀ: ਪੇਂਡੂ ਜਲ ਸਪਲਾਈ ਅਤੇ ਸੈਨੀਟੇਸਨ ਨੰਬਰ 3 ਐਸ..ਐਸ.ਨਗਰ ਅਤੇ ਸੁਰਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਐਸ.ਆਈ.ਪੀ. ਮਾਜਰੀ, ਮਿਤੀ 08 ਅਤੇ 22 ਨੂੰ ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਗੁਰਦੀਪ ਸਿੰਘ ਸਹਾਇਕ ਇੰਜੀ: ਜਲ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧ ਖੋਜ ਉਪਮੰਡਲ ਨੰ: 4, ਐਸ..ਐਸ.ਨਗਰ। ਬਲਵਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਗਰੇਵਾਲ ਡੀ.ਡੀ.ਪੀ. ਡੇਰਾਬੱਸੀ, ਮਿਤੀ 09 ਅਤੇ 23 ਨੂੰ ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਜਗਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਧਾਮੀ ਕਾਰਜਕਾਰੀ ਇੰਜਨੀਅਰ ਪਬਲਿਕ ਹੈਲਥ, ਡਵੀਜ਼ਨ ਨੰਬਰ-1 ਅਤੇ ਬਲਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ  ਬੀ.ਐਲ.. ਖਰੜ ਮਾਈਨਿੰਗ ਵਿਭਾਗ,  ਮਿਤੀ 10 ਅਤੇ 24 ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਨੂੰ ਦਿਲਾਵਰ  ਕੌਰ ਬੀ.ਡੀ.ਪੀ. ਮਾਜਰੀ ਅਤੇ ਉਗਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਬੀ.ਐਲ.. ਮਾਜਰੀ ਮਾਇਨਿੰਗ ਵਿਭਾਗ, ਮਿਤੀ 11 ਅਤੇ 25 ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਨੂੰ ਬਲਵਿੰਦਰ  ਸਿੰਘ ਉਪ ਮੰਡਲ ਅਫ਼ਸਰ ਪਟਿਆਲਾ ਜਲ ਨਿਕਾਸ ਉਪਮੰਡਲ ਪਟਿਆਲਾ ਅਤੇ ਹਰਵਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਬੀ.ਐਲ.. ਡੇਰਾਬੱਸੀ ਮਾਇਨਿੰਗ ਵਿਭਾਗ, ਮਿਤੀ 12 ਅਤੇ 26 ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਕਮਲ ਕਿਸੋਰ ਕਾਰਜਕਾਰੀ ਇੰਜੀਨੀਅਰ ਪਬਲਿਕ ਹੈਲਥ ਡਿਵੀਜਨ ਨੰ:2, ਐਸ..ਐਸ.ਨਗਰ ਅਤੇ ਸੁਰਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਐਸ.ਆਈ.ਪੀ. ਮਾਜਰੀ ਮਾਇਨਿੰਗ ਵਿਭਾਗ, ਮਿਤੀ 13 ਅਤੇ 27 ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਨੂੰ ਜਤਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਢਿੱਲੋ ਬੀ.ਡੀ.ਪੀ. ਖਰੜ ਅਤੇ ਸਸ਼ੀ ਸੇਖਰ ਸੁਰੀ ਐਸ.ਆਈ.ਪੀ. ਐਸ..ਐਸ.ਨਗਰ ਮਾਇਨਿੰਗ ਵਿਭਾਗ, ਮਿਤੀ 14 ਅਤੇ 28 ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਨੂੰ ਗੁਰਦੀਪ ਸਿੰਘ ਸਹਾਇਕ ਇੰਜੀ: ਜਲ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧ ਖੋਜ ਉਪਮੰਡਲ ਨੰ: 4, ਐਸ..ਐਸ.ਨਗਰ ਅਤੇ ਹਰਵਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਬੀ.ਐਲ.. ਡੇਰਾਬੱਸੀ ਮਾਇਨਿੰਗ ਵਿਭਾਗ ਡਿਊਟੀ ਨਿਭਾਉਣਗੇ



Hyatt Regency Chandigarh Presents Special Navratri Menu

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Chandigarh 31st March:- To mark the celebration of the auspicious nine days of fasting, Hyatt Regency Chandigarh presents a special Navratri menu. Spreading the zest of the festival, the hotel's multi-cuisine three-meal restaurant Urban Café is serving an authentic and scrumptious spread of Navratri dishes. Navratri special menu: 





·         KUTTU POORI





·         SAMAK RICE

·         SALAD

·         RAITA


Navjot Singh Sidhu Launch Special Campaign ‘Peoples Government at Their Doorsteps’

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Chandigarh 31st March:- Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu launched a special campaign 'Peoples Government at their doorsteps' aimed at connecting people at their doorsteps to understand their problems and make a permanent solution for the same.

Navjot Singh Sidhu launched this campaign saying that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has categorically set a mission for all of us to provide hassle free and corruption free atmosphere to the people. He made a surprise visit to the nearby town Nayan Graon along with the senior officials of the department and district administration. He also visited the proposed site for the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and found proposed site not suitable for the plant being situated near the residential area. He directed the officials to send a proposal of new site for the plant in convenience with the local residents.

During his visit Navjot Singh Sidhu gave patient hearing to the local residents and Municipal Councilors besides directing the officials of the Nagar Panchayat to solve all the problems raised by people in a time bound phase.  He directed the Executive Officer (EO) to make plan of all development works which are to be carried out in Nayan Graon in the coming year so that that all development works could be started in time.

Navjot Singh Sidhu reiterated Congress party's pre poll promise to provide quality services and corruption free system to the people. He added that corruption and harassment of the people in the hands of Public Servants will not be tolerated at any level.

Local Bodies Minister asked the officials to ensure transparency by displaying every detail of ongoing development works on the flex boards.

Navjot Singh Sidhu said that he would visit towns and cities across the state under this campaign and he will try to solve problems of the people with the participation of local residents.

CMMI Chandigarh Holds National Maritime Week Celebrations

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Chandigarh 31st March:- The Company of Master Mariners of India (CMMI), Chandigarh Chapter organized a seminar on "Connecting India through Shipping" here today.

Dinesh Kumar, Associate Editor of The Tribune who was the chief guest on the occasion said that Inland waterways had never been on the priority lists of successive governments in the country and all energies have gone into land or air transportation systems which are overburdened and unable to handle the growing traffic.

India is strategically located in the Indian sub-continent and has about 7516 kilometers of coastline and is serviced by a total of 182 ports, 12 of them under a special status as Major Ports, handling 90 per cent of India's international trade in terms of volume and 77 per cent in terms of value is moved by sea, he said.

However, there had been lack of information and awareness about maritime dimensions and the way it can contribute to the growth of Indian economy.

Dinesh Kumar informed that in many neighboring countries dependence on water ways for transportation has received equal attention where 47% in China, 40% in Europe and 35% in Bangladesh, the transportation is dependent upon waterways.

Capt Sivaraman Krishnamurthi, who had been the only world President of The Nautical Institute London, an international body of maritime professionals with presence in 110 countries, in his keynote address said that thanks to the active work by CMMI Chandigarh, the tricity area is developing into a shipping hub with many international shipping companies also setting up their base here.

Though the government has started focusing on hitherto neglected port infrastructure,  the development of inland waterways alone would contribute 2 percent to national GDP, Capt Krishnamurthi said.

Looking at the talent pool and strong presence of seafarers in Chandigarh, he announced that very soon the city would have the presence of The Nautical Institute of London.

On this occasion, Capt P S Ghotra, current Chairman of the CMMI Chandigarh handed over the leadership of the Chapter to Capt K.S. Sujlana for 2017-19.

The new executive committee for 2017-19 comprises Chairman: Capt K S Sujlana; Vice Chairman Capt M S Judge; General Secretary Arjun Singh, and Treasurer Dev Raj

Others who spoke on the occasion included Capt Jagdeep Singh Kahlon on "Inland Waterways of India: Challenges and Opportunities", while Shaju Peter presented his insight into 'Connecting India through Shipping'.

Arjun Singh, member of the Maritime Awareness Programme Society (MAPS) requested the professionals from diverse field to join the organization which is dedicated to generating awareness amongst the masses about shipping's role in contributing to national and global economy.

Former President of CMMI Chandigarh, Capt M S Kahlon informed that the Chapter would be paying wreath at the War Memorial on 5th April on 54th National Maritime Day, to salute all those mariners who laid down their lives for the country.


#JSLive on 1st April on occasion of #AprilFoolsDay

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Chandigarh 31st March:- "Going LIVE" through renowned social media platforms, a form of self-driven video streaming, is the buzzing thing on the internet to interact, connect with your peer group friends and colleagues and receive live notification feeds while on the go.

Do you ever feel annoyed when you see every tom dick and harry go live on Facebook.  All the more, unknowingly without a reason, and as frequent as possible.

Ojaswwee and Team bring you #JSLive, the hilariously sporting Jagdeep Singh Lamba's story and his obsession for going live every moment for the love he shares for finding a reason to go live to talk to his online friends in a world of self-created stardom. Ongoing live, everyone feels like a star, most desired, most asked for, most interactive and views and the number of comments add more to strengthen the belief.

Watch one such entertaining episode #JSLive to find out more on how it feels to people who watch him and many more alike, unsaid and unsung super dudes on the internet nowadays, and we bet you'd definitely relate to one such friend on your friend list.

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Chandigarh Traders Association Submitted Memorandum to DC on Reduction In Collector Rates

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Chandigarh 31st March:- Kamaljit Singh Panchhi President and L,C Arora Gen. Secy. Of Chandigarh Traders Association Sector 17 has submitted a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner U.T Chandigarh on REDUCTION OF COLLECTORATES in Chandigarh as under.

This is in reference with the subject mentioned above; we wish to bring to your kind notice that the collector rates in UT are abnormally high and   unrealistic than the prevailing market price. This serious anomaly has resulted in a complete breakdown of all transactions related to property in Chandigarh. The properties in the market are available at less than half of the price of current collector rates even after the revised collector rates last year wherein the Administration had reduced collector rates by 10% or so.

In this context we would like to bring to your notice that the Punjab Govt. has reduced the collector rates twice in last nine months resulting steep difference in our rates and their rates. The large gap in property prices in adjoining tricity has prompted the business establishments to migrate which directly mean revenue loss to exchequer. It is also worth to note that after the Demonetization, the value of property has crashed further by  40 to 50% and hence there is dire need to review collectorate in Chandigarh without any further delay.

We feel pinch to submit that our units are also facing extreme financial hardship as a consequence of which we are unable to discharge our financial commitments. With the steep increase in collector rates there are no customer for buying the property which is available at lower prices but stamp duty will be payable on the double of the price. The actual deals will be executed at the actual market price which will be 60% lower than the rates fixed by the Administration. The difference between the actual sale price & the registry price will create major problem with the Income Tax Department who will charge capital gain tax on the registry amount, which will run into crores of Rupees.

We request you to kindly look into the matter and  reduce the collector rates by at least 50% which will  help the citizen of Chandigarh  to finalize the deals which are already stuck up due to high collector rates. By reducing the collector rates even the Administration will earn crores of Rupees in the shape of stamp duty .

PGI Bids Farewell to General Surgery Head

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Chandigarh 31st March:-   Prof. Jagat Ram, Director PGI honored Dr. Rajinder Singh, Prof. & Head, Department of General Surgery on his superannuation today.

Dr. Rajinder Singh joined PGI in 1975 as Jr Resident and was selected as lecturer in 1981 after completing his senior residency from Medical College Shimla. He is a graduate of Medical College, Amritsar. Currently he is the Heading   the department of  Gen. Surgery (PGIMER)

 He established services in the department Such as: Upper  and Lower GI Endoscopy, Cryo surgery and stoma management clinic. He established  High Dependency unit(HDU), andSurgical Skill Laboratory for surgical skill training of surgery residents . He did WHO fellowship in the Laparoscopic Surgery and established these services in PGI along with other accomplishments.

Beside his clinical and teaching work he held various administrative responsibilities, to mention few:  chief hostel warden (1998-2015), Chairman of committee's like; Medical Board for residents & PGI employees, Thesis CommitteeNon plan purchaseHospital charges, Disability Board and  Operation Theatre Management (OTMC).He has beenmember of number of committees as constituted by the PGI authorities from time to time.

During his tenure several students finished post doctoral courses, M.Ch in Surgical Gastroenterology and M.S Surgery. He strengthened the M.Ch Surgical Gastroenterology and a fellowship on Breast Surgery was started during this period.  He has guided Phds, MS and  Msc students in their research work, has published several papers in national and international journals. He has been examiner in the various universities in India and abroad.

MCM Organizes Lecture on 'Aristotle;Concept of 'Equality and Friendship' and 'Culture and Literature'

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Chandigarh 31st March:-   The Department of Philosophy of MCM DAV College for Women organized an Indian Council of Philosophical Research sponsored lecture on 'Aristotle; Concept of Equality and Friendship'.

Dr. Lallan Singh Baghel, Chairperson, Department of Philosophy, PU lucidly elaborated the philosophy of Aristotle on the complex concepts of Equality and Friendship. Sharing relevant examples of the inequality prevalent in our society and briefing about the underlying causes of all sorts of discrimination, Dr. Lallan Singh Baghel reiterated that there exists an intrinsic relationship between truth, justice and equality. Apprising the students of Aristotle's point of view on friendship, Dr. Lallan Singh Baghel explained the two important principles of friendship i.e. mutual trust and integrity. The students listened in rapt attention to Dr. Lallan Singh Baghel's highly engrossing lecture. A skit on the concept of friendship was also enacted by the students of the department.

In another event, the Punjabi Department of the college conducted an interactive session with noted Punjabi author and playwright Prof. Kirpal Kazak on culture and literature. During this highly informative session, Prof. Kirpal exemplified the way various cultural arte  facts condition the human mind and also elaborated on the importance of decoding them in order to develop a better understanding of these and discarding the ones which are not progressive. Recounting the superiority of literature over other media, Prof. Kirpal said that literature affords us creative and intellectual liberty where we can deconstruct and reconstruct literature.

Lauding these appreciable endeavours of both the departments, Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava reiterated that through such interactions, MCM aims to contribute to the holistic growth of students who can develop mature perspective and deeper understanding of varied issues.

28th Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championship from 1st to 3rd April 2017

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Chandigarh 31st March:-   The forth coming weekend promises thrilling Kabaddi matches as the Amateur Circle Kabaddi Federation of India (ACKFI) is holding the 28th Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championship for men and women at Punjab University Ground, Chandigarh from 1st to 3rd April, 2017.

Kabaddi players from different states of the country will participate in adrenaline rushing matches. These include teams from Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Vidharbha, Maharashtra, Odisha, Karnataka, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Pudducherry.  

Founder General Secretary of the Amateur Circle Kabaddi Federation of India, Prof JP Sharma and Narinder Singh Kang, Senior Vice President of ACKFI said that Minister for Agriculture, Government of Haryana, OP Dhankar will inaugurate the championship on April 1st.  Ram Bilas Sharma, Minister for Education & Tourism, Government of Haryana is the President of ACKFI.

ACKFI is affiliated to World Circle Kabaddi Federation & Asian Cicle Kabaddi Fedration. Formed in the year 1978 at Jind, Haryana, the federation is registered body for men & women kabbadi games. This Kabbadi body has organized 27 Senior National Circle Kabaddi Championships for men & women uptill now. Besides, the ACKFI has held four Federation Cup tournaments and four North Zone Circle Kabaddi championships.

The federation has participated in International Circle Kabaddi tournaments in Lahore (Pakistan) in 1983, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2004. It also part in the World Circle Kabaaddi Championshiops in Canada & USA in 1995 and 1998. In 2008 ACKFI took part in the World Kabaddi Championship at Melbourne (Australia).

Prof JP Sharma has been felicitated at various national and international platforms for his contribution towards promoting Kabaddi. He said that even as cricket remains the most watched sport, Kabbadi is fast catching up in India and around the world. It has successfully established itself in terms of revenue and fandom within the Indian sporting firmament.  We have a large army of strong kabaddi players and it as important to promote them as is being done for the cricketers. We need to create more international opportunities for them.

Vodafone & IPL Celebrating Decade of Cricketainment

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Chandigarh 31st March:-   Every IPL season bring a fresh breeze of enthusiasm, excitement and passion amongst cricket lovers. Celebrating a decade of its association with the most watched cricket carnival in the world, Vodafone India promises to make Vivo IPL 2017 as Big as it gets!

The only national brand to be consistently associated with IPL since inception, Vodafone's high decibel campaigns have been a key highlight of each IPL season.  This year, even as Vodafone and IPL commemorate a decade successful partnership, Vodafone customers and IPL viewers can look forward to a never before array of adrenaline boosting initiatives making each day super special.

The ever popular Vodafone SuperFan, a first of its kind gratification platform that gave Vodafone customers a once in a lifetime opportunity to get the match winning ball signed by the winning captain on live television, takes on a larger avatar in IPL 2017. Vodafone Super Fan Ki Superwish opens doors for lucky SuperFans to win some dream come true experiences that are being introduced for the first time ever in the history of cricket!

To participate in Vodafone's IPL initiatives and win these amazing offerings, Vodafone customers can simply SMS SUPERFAN <CITY> to 199 and look forward to making their super wish come true. Alternately one can go to My Vodafone App and look forward to making their super wish come true. On offer are a dinner with their favorite cricketer, joining IPL stars at net practice, participating in Extra Innings show on Sony, taking a selfie with the Vivo IPL trophy, amongst others

Enthused by the super success of 'Hakke Bakke" in IPL 2016, Vodafone brings another foot thumping SuperCheer this time around, which also marks the return of the adorable Zumis. The Zumi Cheer films will enhance the spirit of IPL with the little characters displaying their signature steps.

Another first time in India, engagement initiative at IPL 2017 is an opportunity for aspiring Vodafone SuperFans to experience the unique feel of cheering for their favorite team from the FRONT ROW of the stadium, even if he/she is not actually in the stadium, but is watching the match from a Vodafone store, anywhere in the country. Vodafone has conceptualized this initiative thanks to the immense possibilities of their Data Strong Network.

Siddharth Banerjee, EVP - Marketing, Vodafone India said that Vodafone and IPL together have offered unique and engaging experiences to cricket followers and sports enthusiasts over the last decade. We at Vodafone are proud and privileged to have been part of this 10 year journey that has changed sports and cricket in India. If you have loved the iconic Vodafone campaigns over previous editions of IPL, this year is going to be bigger, better and even more action packed. Vodafone Super Fan Ki Super Wish and the chance to cheer from the Front Row will offer exclusive experiences to the Super Fan for the first time. Vodafone customers and cricket lovers can also look forward to enjoying this IPL season with the Zumi Super Cheers celebrating special cricket moments.

Besides Vodafone SuperFan, Vodafone has over the years successfully engaged with millions of cricket frenzy fans and viewers through multiple initiatives like the Vodafone Fan Army, Augmented Reality, 'Speed is Good', 'Hakke Bakke', '#BeSuper', etc. across multiple media.

ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹੇ 'ਚ ਕਣਕ ਦੀ ਖਰੀਦ ਦੇ ਸਾਰੇ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧ ਮੁੰਕਮਲ :ਗੁਰਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਕੌਰ ਸਪਰਾ

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Chandigarh 31st March:-   ਸਾਹਿਬਜਾਦਾ ਅਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਨਗਰ  ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹੇ ' ਭਲਕੇ 01 ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ ਤੋਂ ਕਣਕ ਦੀ ਮੰਡੀਆਂ ' ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਹੋਣ ਵਾਲੀ ਸਰਕਾਰੀ ਖਰੀਦ ਲਈ ਸਾਰੇ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧ ਮੁੰਕਮਲ ਕਰ ਲਏ ਹਨ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹੇ ਦੀਆਂ ਮੰਡੀਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਪੁੱਜੀ ਕਣਕ ਦਾ ਦਾਣਾ-ਦਾਣਾ ਖਰੀਦਿਆ ਜਾਵੇਗਾ ਅਤੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਕਣਕ ਵੇਚਣ ਲਈ ਮੰਡੀਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਿਸੇ ਕਿਸਮ ਦੀ ਦਿੱਕਤ ਪੇਸ਼ ਨਹੀ ਆਉਣ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਜਾਵੇਗੀ ਇਸ ਸਬੰਧੀ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਦਿੰਦਿਆ ਡਿਪਟੀ ਕਮਿਸ਼ਨਰ ਗੁਰਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਕੌਰ ਸਪਰਾ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਖੁਰਾਕ ਤੇ ਸਿਵਲ ਸਪਲਾਈ ਅਤੇ ਖਪਤਕਾਰ ਮਾਮਲੇ, ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਮੰਡੀ ਅਫ਼ਸਰ ਅਤੇ ਸਮੂਹ ਸਰਕਾਰੀ ਖਰੀਦ ਏਜੰਸੀਆਂ ਤੇ ਅਧਿਕਾਰੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਖਤ ਹਦਾਇਤਾ ਦਿੱਤੀਆ ਗਈਆ ਹਨ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਮੰਡੀਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਣਕ ਦੀ ਖਰੀਦ ਨੂੰ ਸੁਚਾਰੂ ਢੰਗ ਨਾਲ ਚਲਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਪੂਰੀ ਮਿਹਨਤ ਅਤੇ ਲਗਨ ਨਾਲ ਕੰਮ ਕਰਨ 

ਡਿਪਟੀ ਕਮਿਸ਼ਨਰ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਇਸ ਸੀਜਨ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਜਿਲ੍ਹੇ ਦੀਆਂ ਮੰਡੀਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ 115348 ਮੀਟਰਿਕ ਟਨ ਕਣਕ ਪੁੱਜਣ ਆਸ ਹੈ। ਜਦਕਿ ਪਿਛਲੇ ਸਾਲ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹੇ ਦੀਆ ਮੰਡੀਆ ਵਿੱਚ 100301 ਮੀਟਰਿਕ ਟਨ ਕਣਕ ਦੀ ਆਮਦ ਹੋਈ ਸੀ। ਉਨ੍ਹਾ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਇਸ ਸੀਜ਼ਨ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹੇ ' ਕੁੱਲ 12 ਮੰਡੀਆਂ ਜਿਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਖਰੜ,ਦਾਉਂ ਮਾਜਰਾ, ਭਾਗੋਮਾਜਰਾ , ਕੁਰਾਲੀ, ਖਿਜਰਾਬਾਦ, ਡੇਰਾਬੱਸੀ, ਲਾਲੜੂ, ਤਸਿਬੰਲੀ, ਸੰਮਗੌਲੀ, ਜੜੌਤ, ਅਮਲਾਲਾ, ਬਨੂੜ ਸ਼ਾਮਿਲ ਹਨ। ਕਣਕ ਦੀ ਖਰੀਦ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾਵੇਗੀ। ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਖਰੀਦ ਏਜੰਸੀਆਂ  ਨੂੰ ਮੰਡੀਆਂ ਵੀ ਅਲਾਟ ਕਰ ਦਿੱਤੀਆਂ ਗਈਆਂ। ਖਰੜ ਅਨਾਜ ਮੰਡੀ ਵਿਖੇ ਐਫ.ਸੀ.ਆਈ/ਪਨਗਰੇਨ/ਮਾਰਕਫੈਡ ਅਤੇ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਐਗਰੋ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਕਣਕ ਦੀ ਖਰੀਦ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾਵੇਗੀ। ਕੁਰਾਲੀ ਵਿਖੇ ਪਨਗਰੇਨ/ਮਾਰਕਫੈਡ/ਪਨਸਪ ਅਤੇ ਵੇਅਰ ਹਾਊਸ ਕਾਰਪੋਰੇਸ਼ਨ ਵੱਲੋਂ, ਖੀਜਰਾਬਾਦ ਵਿਖੇ ਐਫ.ਸੀ.ਆਈ. ਅਤੇ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਐਗਰੋ ਡੇਰਾਬਸੀ ਵਿਖੇ ਪਨਗਰੇਨ ਤੇ ਮਾਰਕਫੈਡ, ਲਾਲੜੂ ਵਿਖੇ ਪਨਗਰੇਨ,ਮਾਰਕਫੈਡ ਅਤੇ ਪਨਸਪ  ਵੱਲੋ ਬਨੂੜ ਅਨਾਜ ਮੰਡੀ ਵਿਖੇ ਐਫ.ਸੀ.ਆਈ./ਪਨਗਰੇਨ/ਮਾਰਕਫੈਡ ਅਤੇ ਵੇਅਰ ਹਾਊਸ ਕਾਰਪੋਰੇਸ਼ਨ, ਤਸਿੰਬਲੀ ਵਿਖੇ ਐਫ.ਸੀ.ਆਈ ਤੇ ਮਾਰਕਫੈਡ ਵੱਲੋਂ, ਦਾਊਮਾਜਰਾ ਅਤੇ ਭਾਗੋਮਾਜਰਾ ਵਿਖੇ ਪਨਸਪ ਵੱਲੋਂ, ਜੜੌਂਤ ਮੰਡੀ ਵਿਖੇ ਐਫ.ਸੀ.ਆਈ. ਅਤੇ ਸੰਮਗੌਲੀ ਮੰਡੀ ' ਪਨਗਰੇਨ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਕਣਕ ਦੀ ਖਰੀਦ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾਵੇਗੀ। ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਮੰਡੀਆ ਵਿੱਚ ਝਗੜਾ ਨਿਪਟਾਊ ਕਮੇਟੀਆਂ ਦਾ ਗਠਨ ਕਰ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ। ਇਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਕਮੇਟੀਆਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਕਿਸ਼ਾਨਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਕਣਕ ਸਬੰਧੀ ਸ਼ਿਕਾਇਤਾਂ ਦਾ ਮੌਕੇ ਤੇ ਹੀ ਮੰਡੀ ਪੱਧਰ ਤੇ ਨਿਪਟਾਰਾ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ

ਇਸ ਮੌਕੇ ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਫੂਡ-ਸਪਲਾਈ ਕੰਟਰੋਲਰ ਹਰਵੀਨ ਕੌਰ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਮੰਡੀਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਣਕ ਦੀ ਖਰੀਦ ਲਈ ਸੁਚੱਜੇ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ ਹਨ। ਵਾਰਦਾਨੇ ਆਦਿ ਦੀ ਕੋਈ ਕਮੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਆਵੇਗੀ ਅਤੇ ਕਣਕ ਨੂੰ ਸਟੋਰ ਕਰਨ ਸਬੰਧੀ ਵੀ ਢੁੱਕਵੇਂ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧ ਕਰ ਲਏ ਗਏ ਹਨ ਅਤੇ ਇਸ ਸੀਜਨ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਕਣਕ ਦੇ ਘੱਟੋ-ਘੱਟ ਸਮਰਥਨ ਮੁੱਲ 1625 ਪ੍ਰਤੀ ਕੁਇੰਟਲ ਦੇ ਹਿਸਾਬ ਨਾਲ ਕਣਕ ਦੀ ਸਰਕਾਰੀ ਖਰੀਦ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾਵੇਗੀ

Director PGI Honored Eleven officers on Their Retirement

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Chandigarh 31st March:- Prof. Jagat Ram, Director PGI honored Dr. Rajinder Singh, Prof. & Head, Department of General Surgery and eleven officers/officials on their superannuation today by presenting mementoes to them. Prof. S. Varma, Dean; Amitabh Avasthi, DDA and Sushil Thakur, FA; handed over beneficiary cheques comprising GPF, gratuity and group insurance. Respective Heads of Departments wished them well in life by presenting bouquets to them.

Can &Will Foundation and Dev Samaj College Sign Pact to Nurture Qualified Teachers

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Chandigarh 31st March:- Can & Will Foundation today signed an agreement with Dev Samaj College of Education,Sector 36, Chandigarh  to establish  Project eduCATe in the college. Can & Will has pledged to financially support the education of 5 intelligent girl students aspiring to qualify as teachers, but who are facing monetary hardships. Current students shortlisted by Dev Samaj include daughters of a driver and a gardener. 
Speaking on the occasion, Dr (Mrs.) Agnese Dhillon, Principal, Dev Samaj College of Education appreciated the initiative taken by Can & Will Foundation and extended full support to the project. Dr Dhillon said Project eduCATe was in keeping with the spirit of Dev Samaj ethos promoting quality education for all, regardless of financial hurdles. 

Supreet Dhiman, Trustee, Can & Will Foundation informed that the Foundation was established in 2008 and 132 students had been financially supported and mentored by it till now, including an MBBS Doctor and a girl completing her article ship to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. Funded purely by the philanthropic members of the Foundation, any well focused, intelligent student aspiring to undertake professional or vocational qualification, but facing monetary difficulties, may apply directly on the website: 

Thursday 30 March 2017

Sahdev Salaria Appointed Member of BJYM National Executive

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Chandigarh 30th March:- Youth Leader from Chandigarh Sahdev Salaria has been appointed Member of National Executive Committee of Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha by its National President and Member of Parliament (MP) Poonam Mahajan.

Sahdev Salaria has also been made the incharge of Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha, Himachal Pradesh. He is closely associated with Member of Parliament, Chandigarh Kirron Kher and has been working with her for the last 3 years. He has devoted himself full time to the party at a very young age 5 years ago. He started his political career as Mandal President in Pathankot and later worked with senior leader and presently Sangathan Mantri, North East Ajay Jamwal.

Sahdev Salaria has thanked Poonam Mahajan and has assured that he will work with full dedication. He has also thanked Kirron Kher and Ajay Jamwal for his appointment.

Mobile Units Start Operations at Gadget Gateway

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Chandigarh 30th March:- The city beautiful is turning into technology hub eventually, has motivated a lot of techies to have their establishment here. This led to the conception of a new idea–Gadget Gateway, country's first gadget mall in Berkeley Square at Industrial  Area, Phase 1.

Initiated the construction process in 2008, they have worked relentlessly to create an organized and authentic market for all technological advancements in Mobile, IT & Electronics. First of its kind mall, Gadget Gateway has already created buzz in the market and has attracted major brands to have their exclusive showrooms here. National & International brands like Samsung Smart Café, Dell exclusive store, Acer exclusive store and IT House are coming up with new technologies introduced worldwide. In the purview of latest happening, some of the local brands have already initiated their operations like, Himalaya Photo Store, Costprice, Pankaj communications, Cell Point, MK Electronics and Sai Mobile Communications.

Addressing a press conference at Gadget Gateway, Rajnish Chaudhary , CEO-Gadget Gateway claimed that Gadget Gateway is unique and inventive idea, focusing to give a different yet memorable experience and is completely customer oriented. He said further that Gadget Gateway is in fact a single-roof platform for technology geeks looking for an organized mobile market. Not limited to Mobiles, Computers, Laptops & Accessories, the mall is planning to build city's largest repair and servicing center catering to all the damage related issues. 

Rajnish Chaudhary mentioned that in addition to the technology products, the mall management is in talks with a number of IT firms to have their offices at 2nd floor here in the Mall.  Giving a holistic solution, the place is well-planned & resourceful market platform to give mobile & IT solutions from multiple local and international players.

Last but not the least, ground floor in the mall has space for business meetings with provision of high-speed wi-fi system. The silent and calm surrounding creates conducive ambiance for business people.

Gadget Gateway thrives to create an outlook where every store, every kiosk, every nook, and every cranny will be full of computers, computer parts, cameras, media players, games and consoles, phones, monitors, and every other kind of electronics you can think of. It is going to be a gadget lover's paradise.

Berkeley Square from Berkeley Group is built on 2, 00, 000 sq. ft. of area. It is six-story marvel of modern architecture mezzanine floor,  5 parking levels for 400 plus cars, splendid tinted glass façade, 100% power back-up , high speed lifts fully equipped with firefighting equipment.