Friday 30 November 2018

Benelli TNT 300, Benelli 302R and Benelli TNT 600i Relaunched

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Hyderabad 30th November:- Benelli, a leading worldwide manufacturer of premium bikes and Adishwar Auto Ride India–Mahavir Group, have recently become the exclusive distributor for Benelli products in India. The company, which currently has 15 dealers, is on a major expansion spree in India and aims to add another 25 dealers across the country by March 2019. Under the new partnership, the company is relaunching the Benelli TNT 300 and Benelli 302R at an introductory ex-showroom price of 3, 50,000 and 3, 70,000 respectively. The Benelli TNT 600i is priced at 6, 20,000. The company is also offering 5-years of unlimited kilometer warranty as standard. Official bookings have begun across PAN India for a booking amount of 10,000 for all three models. Production and dispatch of the Benelli TNT 300, Benelli 302R and Benelli TNT 600i starts in the 1st week of December 2018, followed by deliveries beginning 2nd week onwards, in a phased manner.

Vikas Jhabakh, Managing Director, Benelli India said that a core element of Benelli's vision in India is to enhance customer satisfaction. On that front, we recently announced revised service interval plans that reduce service costs by up to 34 percent. Staying true to our commitment, we are also announcing 5-years of unlimited kilometer warranty as standard, making Benelli the first Superbike brand in India to offer such an unmatchable benefit to its customers.

Krishna Malge, CEO, Benelli India said that with a series of new models in the pipeline, we are also focusing on expanding our dealership base across the country. We will have about 40 dealers by March 2019, bringing Benelli closer to our existing and prospective customers.  Motorcycle aficionados will also witness the launch of the highly anticipated TRK 502 (Tourer) and TRK 502X (Adventure) models in India, in the first quarter of 2019. The TRK range will also mark Benelli's entry into the mid-capacity adventure segment in India, proving its legacy and unwavering philosophy of delivering high quality products at competitive prices.

The company is also establishing robust after sales service in India to build a relationship of mutual trust and confidence with the existing and prospective customers. As a first step towards making ownership less of a hassle for existing customers, Benelli earlier announced the change in the service schedule through a nationwide campaign. The revised service intervals from every 4000 km or 4 months of periodic service to 6000 km or 6 months of periodic service, has helped reduce the service cost by up to 34%. The benefit is not only applicable to new but also existing customers owning the following Benelli superbikes - TNT25, TNT 300, 302R, TNT 600i, TNT 600GT, TNT 899 and TNT R. The company aims to remain focused on customer service and will continue to connect with riders, to improve after-sales experience across the entire existing and upcoming Dealership network.

Thursday 29 November 2018

CII to Host 4-Day International Agro-Technology Fair in Chandigarh: President Ram Nath Kovind to Inaugurate on December 1

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Chandigarh 29th November:- B Thiagarajan, Joint Managing Director, Blue Star Ltd and also the Chairman of 'States of India' Pavilion, CII Agro Tech India 2018, being organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), today announced that the premier industry body will host the 13th edition of India's premier integrated Agri Fair, CII Agro Tech India 2018, at Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh, from 1 to 4 December, 2018. 

B Thiagarajan, said that CII Agro Tech India 2018 is India's premier biennial agro technology and business fair with 195 exhibitors, including 37 foreign exhibitors from as many as 8 countries this year. "We are proud that countries like Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and the USA are participatin. He added that  Punjab and Haryana will be the Host States for the four-day international agricultural expo.

The Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, are Partner Ministries for CII Agro Tech India 2018.

Addressing media persons here today,  B Thiagarajan said that the 13th edition of CII Agro Tech India 2018 is one of the biggest confluences of stakeholders from agriculture and allied sectors. He is happy to share that Ram Nath Kovind, Hon'ble President of India will inaugurate the mega international agricultural fair on December 1, at the Parade Ground. Among other prominent dignitaries who would be attending the inaugural session include Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore, Haryana Governor Satyadev Narain Arya, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

In the last edition of Agro Tech held in 2016, two Heads of the States, Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble President of India and H E Reuven Rivlin, Hon'ble President of Israel, had come together to inaugurate the fair.

He added that the coming together of 8 countries makes CII Agro Tech India 2018 a truly international platform to showcase agricultural advancement. It highlights the growing importance of agriculture and food processing sector in India as well as the fact that CII Agro Tech India is becoming a global platform.

He said that CII has adopted the theme 'Technology in Agriculture: Increasing Farmers Income' for CII Agro Tech India 2018, as CII is focusing on Technology Intervention in a big way during this edition.

B. Thiagarajan said that CII Agro India is known for 'best' and the 'next' in agriculture, food and livestock. He said the fair will showcase and demonstrate innovative solutions, besides forging national and international business partnerships and display of state-of-the-art equipment.

Giving the fair details he said the exhibition will be spread over 16,000 sqm and there will be domestic exhibitors from 14 states with two special pavilions of States of India and International. More than 40,000 farmers are expected to visit the fair which would also comprise Kisan Goshthees and international conferences. He further elaborated, there will be concurrent shows including, Good Earth, Food Expo, Food Tech, Farm Tech, Dairy and Livestock, Implementex, Farm Services and Irrigation and Water.

Giving details of CII Agro Tech India 2018,  Sanjay Chhabra, Chairman, Good Earth, CII Agro Tech India 2018 & President & Business Head Shriram Farm Solutions DCM Shriram Ltd shared that this edition of CII Agro Tech event will play a pivotal role in creating a common platform for the farmer community to engage with the industry to explore, learn and adopt new and emerging technologies and farming practices aimed at improving overall productivity and consequently rural income. Apart from large domestic participation, this year CII Agro Tech 2018 has significant presence of international players in food processing and agriculture sector.  We have also envisaged several theme-based conferences & country specific sessions to build capacity and capability in Indian Farming Sector.

Sanjay Chhabra said that CII has also scheduled a roundtable with progressive farmers on doubling farmers' income. The objective is to come out with a roadmap and clear action plan for all the stakeholders to work towards achieving the vision of Hon'ble Prime Minister India to double the farmers' income in next 5 years.  

He further added that UK is a partner country at CII Agrotech this year. Some of the products and services that will be launched at the show includes electronic smart watering systems; environmentally safe water disinfectants that keep irrigation and water lines free from harmful bacteria; kits that can detect Tuberculosis and Johne's disease from cow's milk samples; pig genetics; bovine sexed and conventional genetics; agricultural software enterprise platforms; consultancy services on refrigeration, cold storage, factory design and precision agriculture; sustainable cooling solutions that can prolong shelf life of products; and sustainable packaging solutions.


Chitkara University Gets Farsighted with Infarsight for Technology Prowess

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Rajpura 29th November:- India has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Infarsight, LLC (headquartered in Princeton, NJ, USA) to introduce a transformative partnership model to the Indian education system.

The University and Infarsight are pioneering a new "University Delivery Model" that aims to establish a R&D and software engineering center, (Infarsight- Center of Innovation) in the University campus.  This model is designed to leverage the University's intellectual capital of faculty and students, to fulfil the industry needs of specialized talent graduating from its various education programs. .

Today, many travel and retail customers outsource work to large ITES providers like TCS, Cognizant, Wipro, and others, who house these projects in their campuses, and then look at universities to source top engineering talent.  The University Delivery Model is designed to help customers directly engage with University students and faculty members, while an experienced delivery leadership team of Infarsight, assures industry quality delivery to the customers. Sanjeev Sethi, the President of Infarsight, notes that this model is a win-win for the Customers, University and its student community. Customers contribute to the course curriculum, through industry specific modules, and live projects, which help students, specialize and gain real life experience. Customers thus drastically reduce training time required, while students build project-relevant skill sets and resumes. 

Dr. Archana Mantri, the Pro Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University outlined that this collaboration is set to bring a sea change to engineering education through  Infarsight's Centre of Innovation. Along with seeding industry projects, through the 'University Delivery Model' the Centre of Innovation, works closely with us on incubating meritorious ideas and concepts presented by students to help them take these ideas to its customer and market in general. Chitkara University has already built a formidable reputation in creating an innovation eco-system within the University by weaving a fabric of engineering exploration courses, STEAM school, NOVATE annual Hackathon, Start-up days, and establishing Incubation Centres at Rajpura and Baddi.

The Infarsight and Chitkara partnership will go a long way in supporting the "Make in India" movement in India.


Rama Comes Face to Face with His Doppelganger Sudama on Sony SAB’s Tenali Rama

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Chandigarh 29th November:- Sony SAB's renowned daily soap Tenali Rama, continues to amuse and engage its viewers with ingenious narratives and plots, with Pandit Ramakrishna solving cases in order to protect the village, using only his wit and intelligence. The upcoming track adds to the drama as Annacharya (Deepak Qazir) brings along Rama's (Krishna Bharadwaj) doppelganger, Sudama, who plans to assassinate King Krishnadevaraya (Manav Gohil) after abducting Rama and takes his place in the court.

In the episodes to come, Dhani Mani, who is aware of Annacharya's plan, struggles to find a way to inform Tathacharya (Pankaj Berry) of his brother's evil plan. Amma and Gundappa, on the other hand, already suspect Sudama to be Rama's doppelganger. With their dedicated efforts, they finally discover his real identity. Meanwhile, Rama finds a way to release himself from Daulat Khan's captivity and manages to reach his place with Sharda. However, to their surprise, Sudama stands in front of them with a sword in his hands, intending to assassinate all the members of the Rama Family.

Krishna Bharadwaj playing the double role of Rama and Sudama said that it is a challenging task to play double roles, with one character being so sophisticated and the other one being a bit clumsy. However, the upcoming sequence is full of surprises and how Rama deals with his doppelganger, in order to save his family and the king, will certainly be a treat for the viewers.

Connect Net Champs Edition 2: Intra-School Competition Staged Its 32nd Edition at AKSIPS Kharar

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Kharar 29th November:-Edition 2 of Connect Net Champs -a program that addresses Internet Security among school students–kicked off its 32nd session on Cyber Security at AKSIPS , Kharar.

 In an interactive session with the expert from Connect Broadband, children at the school learnt various nuances of the internet world. Topics of discussion included the potential risks related to internet and how to avoid these, exposure to inappropriate material, harassment and bullying, physical molestation, legal and financial, viruses and hackers. Additionally, important guidelines were imparted on how children can avoid online risks, rules for online safety, and how to be a smart internet user.

MP Sharma and Team Declared Elected in Jagrit Brahman Sabha

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Panchkula 29th November:- MP Sharma and his team were declared elected in Jagrit Brahman Sabha at Parshuram Bhawan, Panchkula. He and his team won the elections by huge margins. The voters expressed their full faith in MP Sharma and his principles and high values for democratic setup of the Parshuram Bhawan i.e. Liberty, Equality and Justice for all without any discrimination.

MP Sharma won as President by securing 341 votes against 241 secured by his opponent. Similarly, Captain Mukand Lal Bakshi (Retd) won as Vice President by securing 321 votes against 244 secured by his opponent. Also Vijay Bharadwaj, GC Kaushik and Vinod Sharma also won the election as General Secretary, Treasurer and Joint Secretary with huge margins.

A heroic welcome was accorded by Sector 10 Residents at Park opposite 623-624. All NGO's namely HOWA, RWA, Consumer Association, Park Development Societies 1002, 1004, 1049 and others participated and welcomed in unity without any discrimination. They rose to the opportunity to support MP Sharma and his team - An energetic team with integrity, honesty and sincerity will prove its worth in future to come.

NC Swami founder HOWA, BM Kaushik President HOWA, ML Gupta President RWA,NC Rana President Consumer Association, VK Sharma General Secretary RWA and Consumer Association, Park Development Society President Mr. Jain, Park Development Society 1004/2 President Dr. Ramesh Sharma,  Shashi Sharma, VB Kapil, Sunil Gupta , Senior Advocate Arun Sharma, Advocate Sunidh Kashyap, NR Sharma, NK Mittal and many other distinguished personalities honoured MP Sharma and his  team with Bouquet and Garlands. Consumer Association presented a momento to MP Sharma.

MP Sharma assured the gathering that he will work for the benefit of Brahmins as well as society as a whole and he will strictly adhere to the vision.

Wednesday 28 November 2018

All Contractual Karmachari Sangh Holds Candle March Protest

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Chandigarh 28th November:- Today thousands of Contractual & outsourcing employees, under the banner of All Contractual Karamchari sangh held a massive Candle March Protest for grievances and demands of Contractual and Outsourcing  employees and workers from Rally Ground to Punjab Raj Bhawan. The protest started from Rally Ground and was scheduled to Governor House but was stopped at University due to security reasons.

All Contractual Karamchari Sangh, Chairman Vipin Shersingh and President Ashok Kumar said that thousands of Contractual and Outsourcing employees and Workers from various departments of Education,Higher Education,Technical Education,Hospitals,Transport,Hotel, Management, Municipal Corporation, Health, Sports Deemed University, Punjab University, PGI etc participated in this drive.

All Contractual Karamchari Sangh claimed that the Chandigarh administration has engaged thousands of contractual employees and have no security of these employees in the absence of any Central policy since 20 years.These employees are suffering due to non adoption of Punjab regularization policy of 2011 by Chandigarh administration.

On the other hand the Outsourcing Workers were demanding Equal Work Equal Pay under Contract Labour and Regulation Act 1970. The Outsourcing workers were also demanding non replacement and non removal of workers in lieu of change of tender or contractor by issuance of notification by Chandigarh administration.

The NHM employees in Govt Hospitals and Civil Dispensaries demanded Equality of Pay at par with another Central scheme of Sarv Sikhsha Abhiyan.

The Karamchari Sangh had met Kirron Kher-M.P and V.P. Badnore, Administrator UT,Chandigarh, on the issues but Chandigarh administration has not taken any initiative so far.

The delegation of karamchari sangh was let to meet Governor by giving him a memorandum for demands for the strength of thousands of contractual and outsourcing employees and workers in various departments of Chandigarh.

The Karamchari Sangh Will intense their fight by holding a Maharally with families in the month of December if the demands are not met.

Open Trial for AG Junior Challenger Trophy 2018 (Under-14 Boys) Cricket Tournament at Sector 16 Stadium

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Chandigarh 28th November:- To provide big time exposure to the budding cricketers and to give them a platform to showcase their full potential, prestigious tournament for under-14 boys is coming up shortly by the name of AG Junior Challenger Trophy 2018 (UNDER-14 BOYS). The tournament will be organized by AG Sports World.

According to the official of the AG Sports World, the aim of the tournament is to provide big time exposure to the budding cricketers and to give them a platform to showcase their full potential. The open trials for this tournament will be held on 30th November 2018, at sector 16 Cricket Stadium Chandigarh. The reporting time for the players is 9:00 am sharp. 

इंडस टावर्स हरित, कनेक्टेड एवं स्मार्ट पंजाब और हरियाणा के निर्माण के लिए प्रतिबद्ध

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Chandigarh 28th November:- टेलीकाम टावर कंपनी इंडस टावर्स ने आज पंजाब एवं हरियाणा में सशक्त संचार नेटवर्क उपलब्ध कराने की प्रतिबद्धता की पुष्टि की है, यह संचार नेटवर्क क्षेत्र के विकास को बढ़ावा देगा। कंपनी क्षेत्र में 70 मिलियन से अधिक सब्सक्राइबर्स को संचार (कम्युनिकेशन) नेटवर्क से जोड़कर और स्थानीय प्रतिभा को निर्बाध नेटवर्क कनेक्टिविटी उपलब्ध कराने के लिए कौशल एवं रोजगार प्रदान कर क्षेत्र के विकास के लिए प्रयासरत है। 

वर्तमान में पंजाब और हरियाणा टेलीकाम सर्कल में इंडस टावर्स के 8900 से अधिक टावर्स और 19,002 समझौते हैं, जो न केवल क्षेत्र में सशक्त दूरसंचार नेटवर्क उपलब्ध कराते हैं बल्कि क्षेत्र के समग्र विकास में भी योगदान देते हैं। कंपनी ने विभिन्न दूरसंचार सेवा प्रदाताओं की उग्र रोलआउट योजनाओं के मद्देनज़र 2019 तक 600 और टेलीकाम टावर इन्सटाल करने की योजना बनाई है; इससे कंपनी के संचार नेटवर्क का विकास होगा।

इंडस टावर्स मोबाइल इंटरनेट की पहुंच बढ़ाकर सरकार की ई-प्रशासन एवं डिजिटल इण्डिया पहल में भी योगदान देगा। इसी के मद्देनज़र कंपनी कई महत्वपूर्ण स्थानों जैसे सरकारी इमारतों, अस्पतालों, अदालतों एवं सचिवालयों में इन-बिल्डिंग सोल्यूशन इन्सटाल कर रही है, साथ ही पंजाब और हरियाणा में टेलीकाम कनेक्टिविटी की बढ़ती ज़रूरत को पूरा करने के लिए छावनी क्षेत्रों में सैल आन व्हील्स लगाए गए हैं।

पंजाब एवं हरियाणा क्षेत्र में इंडस टावर्स की प्रतिबद्धता के बारे में बात करते हुए गगन कपूर, सर्कल सीईओ-पंजाब और हरियाणा, इंडस टावर्स ने कहा की इंडस टावर्स ने पंजाब एवं हरिेयाण में निर्बाध टेलीकम्युनिकेशन नेटवर्क कवरेज के विस्तार तथा दूरदराज के इलाकों में आधुनिक इन्फ्रस्ट्रक्चर की स्थापना के द्वारा क्षेत्र के विकास में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाई है। हमारे प्रभावी एवं भली प्रकार से कनेक्टेड टावर्स का नेटवर्क निर्बाध कनेक्टिविटी उपलब्ध कराकर क्षेत्र की अर्थव्यवस्था के विकास में योगदान दे रहा है। क्षेत्र में हमारे कर्मचारियों का सशक्त आधार है, हम स्थानीय प्रतिभाशाली युवाओं को रोजगार योग्य एवं उत्पादक बनाने के लिए प्रयासरत हैं।''

भारत को प्राथमिकता देने के दृष्टिकोण के साथ इंडस टावर्स का मानना है कि कंपनी का विकास इसके लोगों के विकास में निहित है। पंजाब और हरियाणा में कंपनी के 200 से अधिक (प्रत्यक्ष एवं अप्रत्यक्ष) कर्मचारी हैं। कंपनी अपने इन कर्मचारियों के कल्याण, प्रशिक्षण एवं समग्र विकास पर ध्यान केन्द्रित करती है।

गगन कपूर ने कहा की इंडस टावर्स पर्यावरण एवं समुदाय के प्रति ज़िम्मेदार और संवेदनशील है। उर्जा दक्षता एवं शून्य उत्सर्जन इंडस के केन्द्रीय मूल्य हैं और इसके दीर्घकालिक दृष्टिकोण का हिस्सा हैं।

अक्टूबर 2018 को कंपनी की कुल 5488 साईट्स में मौजूद 61 फीसदी टावर्स हरित हैं और आने वाले 2-3 सालों में इंडस ने अपनी सभी गतिविधियों में डीज़ल रहित संचालन की योजना बनाई है। इन हरित साईट्स में उर्जा के आधुनिक समाधानों का इस्तेमाल किया जाता है जैसे तेज़ी से चार्ज होने वाली बैटरियां, डीज़ल जनरेटर के विकल्प आदि। इन विकल्पों के माध्यम से कंपनी अपने संचालन क्षेत्र और देश भर में कार्बन उत्सर्जन में कमी लाने के लिए प्रयासरत है। अपने प्रयासों के तहत इंडस टावर्स ने पिछले साल में उत्तरी सर्कल में 4.4 मिलियन लीटर डीज़ल की बचत की है।

इसके अलावा, अपनी 'शट एसी' पहल के ज़रिए इंडस टावर्स ने पंजाब एवं हरियाणा में एसी शट डाउन कर 4908 साईट्स में रूपान्तरण किया है, जिसके परिणामस्वरूप कार्बन उत्सर्जन और प्रदूषण में कमी आई है।

स्थानीय अर्थव्यवस्था के विकास एवं स्थायित्व को बढ़ावा देने के लिए इंडस टावर्स अपनी सुरक्षा पहलों जैसे 'सुरक्षा रथ' के माध्यम से समुदाय में निरन्तर सुधार ला रही है। 'सुरक्षा रथ' एक सड़क सुरक्षा अभियान है जिसका संचालन विभिन्न स्कूलों, कालेजों और नगरों में किया जा रहा हे। इसके अलावा कंपनी ने अपने टेकनिशियनों की सुरक्षा में सुधार लाने के लिए 22 नवम्बर 2018 को भटिण्डा और चण्डीगढ़ में एक 'बाईक फ्री सिटी' पहल की शुरूआत की। इस पहल के लिए दोपहिया वाहनों को चार-पहिया वाहनों से बदला जा रहा है और मानवीय हस्तक्षेप को कम करने के लिए साईट आटोमेशन को बढ़ावा दिया जा रहा है।

इंडस टावर्स ने अपने कर्मचारियों को सुरक्षा प्रशिक्षण देने तथा नशे की लत से बाहर निकालकर पुनर्वास सेवाएं उपलब्ध कराने के लिए कई कार्यक्रमों का संचालन किया है। इंडस पर्यावरण को प्राथमिकता देती है, इसी के मद्देनज़र पिछले पर्यावरण सप्ताह के दौरान 1000 से अधिक पेड़ भी लगाए गए हैं।

High Security Registration Plates Scheme Recommences in Punjab

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Chandigarh 28th November:- With the reinstatement of High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) in Punjab after 3.5 years, the State has taken a step in the right direction in compliance with the Hon'ble Supreme Court's ruling with regards to the implementation of the scheme across the country.

The HSRP project began its operations in the State of Punjab earlier in the year 2011. It came to a standstill post a litigation between the Vendor Company i.e. Agros Impex (I) Pvt. Ltd. and Punjab State Transport Department in the year 2015. The matter has now been successfully resolved as the Court has directed the State to reinstate the original agreement with the vendor company. The vendor company has also been instructed to address certain lacunas in the process.

The Hon'ble Supreme Court is monitoring the progress of the project across all states. In its last order on HSRP, the Apex court has reprimanded several States with respect to the lackadaisical approach towards the implementation of the scheme. 

The affixation of HSRP's is aimed at curbing Vehicle borne crimes. These 'IND' Plates provide uniform and standardised manner of display of Registration marks and comes with chromium-based Hologram to protect against counterfeiting. The plates are affixed with non-removable, non-reusable Snap Locks. The front and rear number plates have Unique Alphanumeric Laser Identification Number, which upon affixation on the vehicle gets registered with the Central Database of VAHAN.

The operations of embossing and affixing of HSRP in the State of Punjab have already commenced at Regional / District Transport Authorities of Ferozpur, Faridkot, Nawasheher and Hoshiarpur. The remaining locations will be operationalised within a span of 2 months. All new vehicles registered in the State are mandated to affix HSRP as the Registration Certificate (RC) of the vehicle will be issued only post affixation of the plates. All remaining already registered vehicles in the State of Punjab are also to be affixed with the HSRP's, for which the State Transport Department and the Vendor company will roll out a schedule once all the districts in the State are covered with the facility of HSRP.

The vendor company has assured that some of the challenges that were faced initially in the project, have been addressed as they have been learning from their operations in other states such as Gujarat and Assam, and they are confident of rolling out the HSRP scheme that will not cause any inconvenience for the vehicle owners of the State. Instead, they will use technologies such as SMS alerts, appointment system interface, eWallet payments for Dealers  to make the experience seemless for both customers and vehicle dealers across the State. Even issues in the quality of the black foil that used to occassionally get faded in the earlier years have been resolved and customers will not face any such issues. Customers who have faced this issue of fading of the foil, will be given Free of Cost replacement of the foil on the plate by the Company, once the operations are live in the entire state.


Motu and Patlu Visit Chandigarh: Ask Kids to Vote for Their Favorite Stars at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2018

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Chandigarh 28th November:- Most awaited awards of the year – Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2018, is back, bigger than ever! It is all set to come to life on 13th December 2018 in Mumbai.

As Kids' Choice Awards is India's only award show wherein the kids get to choose their favourite in each category, kids favorite duo Motu and Patlu visits The New Public School in Sector 18  Chandigarh to encourage kids to vote actively and select the best in entertainment.

The kids enjoyed and had an experience of a lifetime playing games and getting pictures clicked with Motu and Patlu. Merry making activities with the kids, smiles all around and Motu and Patlu's entertaining presence, was indeed a treat to witness.  

The kids have to vote for one of their favorite in each category, each category has four nominees. This year the voting, is across 13 categories, like favorite actor, favourite actress, favourite movie, favourite song, favourite mobile game etc. exclusively on and the Voot app. The voting lines are now open, you can vote your favourite stars only on the Voot app or visit the website

Kids Choice Awards 2018 will have the best of Bollywood - Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Kartik Aryan set the stage on fire with the kids' favorite Nicktoons! Get ready to witness high decibel entertainment at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2018.

Army Trucks Flagged off for Kashmir Valley With Collections of New Woolens & Friendship Cards for Children’s: Thank U Cards Also Send for Army Soldiers

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Chandigarh 28th November:- Today, as a joint initiative of Yuvsatta, Independent Schools Association of Chandigarh and Peace Club of KB DAV Sr. Sec. Public School, Sector 7B, Chandigarh, Supported by Northern Command of Indian Army, an Army truck was flagged-off by Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests & Director, Environment, Chandigarh Administration from KBDAV-7 premises. Prominent amongst those who were present on the occasion included Mahavir Singh, Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, U.T., Harjinder Kaur,Chairperson, Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights-CCPCR, Prof. Devi Sirohi, Former Chairperson, CCPCR, Saroj Mittal, Dy. Director, Education Department, Bikram Singh Rana, State Liaison Officer, State Cell NSS,  Madhu Bahl, Regional Director, DAV Colleges Managing Committee, Social Innovator Smt. Indira Dasgupta, Chairperson, People Institute of Development and Training (PIDT), New Delhi, Sandeep Joshi the famous cartoonist and Pramod Sharma, Founder coordinator of Yuvsatta.

Giving information of the initiative Pramod Sharma shared that to promote spirit of national unity, communal harmony and patriotism, now from past five years, they're collecting new sweaters & jackets from tricity Schools of Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar (Mohali) for School students in Kashmir and also New Year Greeting Cards and 'Thank You' card for brave soldiers of Indian Army posted in Kashmir valley. And with support of the Indian Army the same is transported and later get distributed in the Kashmir valley.

The programme started with Harjinder Kaur addressing a gathering of students, teachers and heads of 24 prominent Schools of tricity of Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar whose students contributed this gifts promoting warmth of friendship, respect of others and above all spirit of patriotism and 1 India which everybody aspires.  Appreciating this unique initiative she said that this child to child presents of woolens and friendship cards are seeds of love sowing concern for fellow citizens and at the same time, such initiatives prepares a new generation with creative minds and caring hearts.

Debedra Dalai remarked that this gesture of young children expressing their gratitude to soldiers by sending them 'THANK YOU CARDS' is really remarkable effort. He also shared that the Indian Armed Forces, consisting of the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force, the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard are India's shield and sword, which keep our interests safe, our enemies at bay and the people of our country secure and free. They are respected and adored for their valor and sense of duty by the entire country. Many of us already know about their triumphs and stellar contributions to civilian life. And such initiatives of bringing armed forces and student's closer will certainly promote further patriotism and respected for motherland among young minds.

Madhu Bahl, Regional Coordinator of DAV College Managing Committee congratulating the organizer for doing a wonderful job by igniting the sparks of care, concern and compassion among young students, which can make them not only good citizens but also good human beings too.

Prominent partner schools whose heads and staff members were felicitated today for contributions of their students were; from Chandigarh AKSIPS, Sector 41, Chandigarh, Ashiana International School, Sector 46A, Alliance International School, Rajpura, Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, CL Aggarwal DAV High School, Sector 7B, Delhi Public School, Sector 40C, DAV Sr. Sec. School, Sector 8, Panchkula, DAV Public School, Mohali, DAV Model School, Surajpur, DAV School, Rajpura, DAV Police Public School, Panchkula, Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Dhanas, Govt. Girls Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 18C, Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 33D, IS Dev Samaj Sr. Sec. Public School, Sector 21C, KB DAV Sr. Sec. Public School, Sector 7B, Madrasa Eizahal-Uloom Mujahidi, Manimajra, Mount Camel School, Sector 47, New Public School, Sector 18B, St. John Sr. Sec. School, Sector 26,  Strawberry World School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, Sacred Heart Sr. Sec. School, Sector 26, Chandigarh & Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula.

The programme ended with vote of thanks by School Principal Pooja Prakash and National Anthem.

Korean Experts Teach 3D Modelling to Kids R Kids School Students

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Chandigarh 28th November:- A six day workshop on 3 D modelling was organised by 'Kama India' and was conducted by professionals from Korea National University of Art, for students of middle school at Kids R Kids school, Sec 42,Chandigarh.

This workshop was conducted as a part of an exchange programme between Indian schools and Korea and students learnt finer nuances of making 3 D architectural models using art. The 3 D modelling sessions were quite informative and included aspects like creative painting,  colour hunting, crafts and art meditation. 

As part of the training process the students were taken for a nature walk to the lake in sector 42 for colour hunting and there they learnt colour shading, which encompasses the art of making different shades of the same colour. The students were also taken through 2 D pattern making and a tactile program, in which the pupils came to know about importance of touch in the process of developing 3D architectural models. 

The students also learnt  the process of building models through  observation of buildings  and then drawing simplified versions using  pencils. The workshop concluded with a 3D modelling exhibition of various type of architectural building models created by students. The exhibition was appreciated by students and parents alike.

The Director Principal of the school,  Anupam Grewal said that it is extremely important to keep the students engaged and to give them the right exposure. We ensure that our students are provided the best opportunities to learn across a broad spectrum of information  in academics, sports and extracurricular activities. We also expose them to  ideas which are trending and creating a buzz across the world. Anupam Grewal added further that this workshop & exhibition were part of an art awareness program. Our school was chosen by the selection committee of the prestigious National Art University of Korea to conduct its annual cultural and artistic exchange forum between Korea and India.  The delegation enjoyed their interaction with our students appreciating the ambience of the school and the freedom in the learning environment.  We are already making plans for next year.

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Din Dehardey Le Jayengey to Be Screened on Nov 29

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Chandigarh 27th November:- Punjabi film Din Dehardey (DDLJ) all set for its screening on November 29. Star cast of DDLJ today interacted with media at Chandigarh Press Club. Its star cast includes Kartar Cheema,  Sapna Thakur, Ranjit, Rose, Nirmal Rashi, Satwinder Kaur, Kake Shah, Bhuto Shah, Sardar Sohi, Sanjeev Atgiri, Nirmal Rishi and Jatinder Suri while Guneet and Vaneet are acting in child role.

While addressing the media Honey-Romey said  that DDLJ as the name suggests is about is a potboiler, with the backdrop of two people coming together, and the challenges they face in doing so.  Raj is on the run, fed-up off his parents trying to hook him up with a suitable match, Simran. Simran also runs away and that causes a rift between the families. As Simran and Raj end up together on the run, not knowing each-other. Initially, their interaction becomes an altercation, which later ends up into love.

As they come back to their families, they come to find out that the rift between the families has become feudal, and  there is no way the families would end up agreeing to their match. Simran's family finds another match for Simran, an NRI named Sam, who is an old friend of Simran's, as well. Sam comes to know of Simran's dilemma and vows to help her and Raj.

The film is being produced by Krishan Garg, Sukhpal Singh Bhati, Asha Thakur and Honey Singh while Udit Oberoi, Subhash Nagar and Rohit Bhandari are Co-Producers. Story, Screenplay and Dialogues are done by Honey Singh, Jimmy and Manoj Sabharwal. Tarun Rishi composed the music while Kulwant Gararia, Nimma Loharka and Tarun Risi are lyrists. Kamal Khan, Shehnaz Akhtar, Mohammad Irfan, Amit Mishra and Rini Chandra lend their melodious voice to film's songs. 

Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham Instructors Teach Powerful Meditation Technique to Chandigarh Police & Students

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Chandigarh 27th November:- Around 350 policemen from Chandigarh underwent multiple sessions on Integrated Meditation Technique (IAM Technique)delivered by instructors from Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, the top-ranked private university run by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math of Kerala, to achieve inner peace and heighten their mental faculties.

The trainers, in association with the youth wing of the Math called AYUDH, also held IAM Technique and motivational sessionsin different schools and colleges in the city.A special session was held for around 100 NCC cadets in DAV College, Sector 10.The workshop on IAM was led by a team of certified IAM instructors from Amrita. In a matter of 7 days, they managed to touch the lives of more than 400 people across Chandigarh.

The simple yet effective meditation style, called Integrated Meditation Technique (IAM Technique), was created by theworld-renowned spiritual leader and humanitarian Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (affectionately called "Amma").

IAM Technique instructor Narinder Singh that IAM is a combination of relaxing yoga stretches, breathing and concentration exercises and takes only 20 minutes a day. It is a powerful practice that helps people find fulfilment in life. Its goal is the integration of body, breath, and mind. It is a suitable practice for people of all faiths; it is not bound to any religious or spiritual-belief system. According to Indian tradition, spiritual knowledge is given free of charge. This is also the case with the IAMTechnique courses.

The participants were delighted to learn the powerful IAM Technique for mental peace and wellbeing. Chiranji Lal, Inspector (In-charge VIP protection), Punjab Police, Chandigarh, said that our entire team is thankful to the team members from Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham who conducted such an effective meditation program. We all want more camps to be organised as our jobs our full of stress. IAM meditation helps us de-stress, gives us peace of mind, heals the body and strengthens our faith in God.

IAM Technique instructor Shweta from Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, said that meditation is not a new thing at all. For thousands of years, meditation in various forms has been taught in India. However, sages always create new forms to fit the times and in keeping with the culture, capabilities and needs of the current times. On the same lines, IAM Technique is Amma's gift to humanity. It is easy to practice and is just 20-minutes long, yet it incorporates the best elements of all types of meditation known to the world including physical relaxation exercises, visualizations, breathing practices and stimulation of self-awareness.

Employees Will Get Pay Scales Equal to Punjab When Congress Comes in to Power: Tanwar

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Chandigarh 27th November:- Dr. Ashok Tanwar, former M.P., President, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee has appealed to the people that they should vote for the Congress candidates in the coming elections to 5 Municipal Corporations and 2 Municipal Councils.

This call was given by him in Karnal today during the 'Jan Sampark Abhiyan'. Before starting this programme, Dr. Tanwar paid obeisance at the Gurudwara and prayed for the welfare of the people of Haryana. During the abhiyan, Dr. Tanwar addressed 25 meetings at different places in Karnal.

Speaking during this programme, Dr. Tanwar lashed out at the inefficiency of the Khattar Government and said that the Chief Minister and his Ministers have not been able to take care of their own constituencies and to expect welfare of Haryana from them is out of question.  He said that the employees in the State are on the roads to get their just demands, the farmers are compelled to sell their produce at low rates, the females are not feeling themselves secure and the common-man is worried about his own security.  He said that the BJP had made a large number of promises with the people but it has miserably failed to fulfill these promises. He said that under the patronage of the Chief Minister and the Ministers, the sand mafia is acting freely and the unsocial elements have no fear of law. The police administration in the State has not been able to control the incidents of rape, murder and other crimes. He said that the Home Department being with the Chief Minister himself, CM-Khattar his directly responsible for this failure. Dr. Tanwar said that the BJP is a sinking ship and a number of M.Ps. of this party has refused to contest the coming elections.

The Haryana PCC Chief appealed to the people to elect the Congress candidates with thumping majority in five Municipal Corporations namely Karnal, Panipat,Ymunanagar,  Rohtak and Hisar and 2 Municipal Councils of Jakhal Mandi (Fatehabad) & Pundri (Kaithal), so that the BJP and his B team INLD is taught a lesson.

Dr. Tanwar assured the people that when the Congress Party comes into power under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, the farmers will get assured reasonable price for their produce, old age pension will be increased and the demands of the agitating employees will be settled and deteriorating law and situation will be set right.  He also assured that after the Congress Party comes in to power in Haryana, the employees will be given pay scales equal to Punajb.

On this occasion, Bhag Singh, who contested last Vidhan Sabha election as Independent candidate expressed his full faith in the Congress Party and joined the Party.

In the Jan Sampark Abhiyan today, those who participated included Tarun Bhandari, Hoshiyari Lal Sharma, Pankaj Punia, Krishan Bastara, Mehar Singh Gharaunda, Munish Kamra,Gian Sahota, Shrawan Kumar, Khazan Singh, Santosah Kariliya, Sarita Saroha, Usha Tuli, Ex-M.C., Sagar and hundreds of Party workers.

Monday 26 November 2018

चंडीगढ़ की सुप्रिया गोयल राष्ट्रीय मानवता पुरस्कार से सम्मानित

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Chandigarh 26th November:- समाज सेवा के क्षेत्र में उल्लेखनीय व् सराहनीय सेवाओं के लिए वूमेन पावर सोसाइटी की ओर से विश्व पर्यावरण दिवस पर समाज सेवियो को आज राष्ट्रिय मानवता पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया। वूमेन पावर सोसाइटी की राष्ट्रिय अध्यक्ष मोनिका अरोड़ा ने इस अवसर पर देश भर के विभिन्न हिस्सों से आये 40 से 50 समाजसेवियों को सम्मानित किया।

चंडीगढ़ में आयोजित इस कार्यक्रम में  समाजसेविका सुप्रिया गोयल को भी उनके सामाजिक कार्यों को देखते हुए सोसाइटी की ओर से उनकी समाज में व्यक्तिगत उल्लेखनीय व् सराहनीय सेवाओं के लिए राष्ट्रीय मानवता पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया।

VR Punjab Marks Start of Its Christmas Celebrations with the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Mohali 26th November:- VR Punjab commenced the holiday season celebrations with the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. To spread the joy of the season, the Centre invited over 50 underprivileged children to be part of the celebrations.

The key highlight of the  Christmas celebrations at the Centre is the large 45 feet high Xmas tree placed at the Social Hub, decorated beautifully with many red and gold baubles. The Christmas Tree is definitely going to be the centre of attraction for visitors of all ages through the month. After the tree lighting ceremony, the Tree was surrounded with excited children and adults alike, taking many selfies to capture their joy.

Jermina Menon, Vice President, Virtuous Retail said that at Virtuous Retail we believe in embracing and enhancing traditions With this tree lighting ceremony not only do we mark the start of the festive period but also bring brightness and cheer in the lives of our shoppers. We were delighted today that we could share our joy with these children who enjoyed their visit to VR Punjab.

VR Punjab has planned a host of activities for the month from a Santa parade to carol singing. To ring in the party season, there will also be shopping offers on denim, winter and party wear through the month. 


Wedding Fiesta a Two Day Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition Begins: Showcases Wedding & Fashion Collections of Creative Designers from Across India

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Ludhiana 26th November:- 'Trends Exhibitions' a company having its base in Chandigarh, has put up a fashion & lifestyle exhibition - 'Wedding Fiesta', which has been curated with the upcoming wedding season in focus. The exhibition which offers the season's latest wedding collections and winter designer wear, started in Hotel Maharaja Regency, Ferozepur Road, Ludhiana.

Pankaj Jain, Founder-Director, Trends Exhibitions , said that the exhibition will be  on till November 26, & is presenting a platform for some of the best designers from all across India to unveil their wedding and fashion collections in Ludhiana. Our exhibition has brought trendy and in fashion collections in bridal couture, party wear, accessories, Indo- Western dresses , jewellery etc all at affordable prices.

Over 50 stalls of stylish bridal and other genres of fashion beckon  fashion lovers and wedding season buyers of Ludhiana and the vicinity, at the neatly and professionally set up exhibition. Designers have converged from different parts of India like capital New Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow , Chandigarh and many more.

Bridal wear collections are showcased at 'The Sixth Sense' , 'Mrignaini', 'Ru-Ba-Roo'. For ethnic designer wear labels like 'Better Choice', 'AK Fashioner by Anjali', 'Designer Hub by Harleen', 'Cynosure by Gauri', 'Pari Creation' and 'Deepika' have major attractions. Those looking for designer wear themed on traditional Indian styles can visit  'Mutiyaar'.

In the clothing genre 'Dubai Print', 'Sabina's Haute Couture', 'Cloth & Stitch Co' and 'Prints' have enviable collections. Indo Western too has been given a place of prominence. 'Perfection House (Delhi)' and 'Meenu Chawla Fashion' have Indo-Western items with an ethnic touch.  'Ritu Lamba', 'Tanvi Ceation', 'Baawri Couture', 'Katyani Kreations Delhi', 'Dh Designs', 'Classic Curves by Sania Bhatia', 'Shop in Style' have an array of Indo-Western dresses. Party wear dresses at 'Manushi' are not to be missed.

Regions and their crafts have also been showcased well at Wedding Fiesta.  The famous Jaipuri Kurtis are available in a wide choice at 'Saachi's Collection' the popular  Lucknowi Chikan is attracting visitors at 'Pleats Please' which is offering exclusive Lucknowi Chikankari.

Beautiful Stoles have been showcased at 'Vibrants India, Delhi', Western at 'Zeal by – Monika & Harit' and 'Aura Fashions'  while Kurties at Tunify and L 4 Looks are getting a lot of attention.

In block print- 'Ethnic Edge' and 'Renu Arts' are making a mark, while unstiched or  semistiched ensembles are there at 'Pahul Collection', 'Devasya', 'Designer Hub by Aanchal', 'Suneet's Creation', 'Shimona's Couture', 'Aaizah Chandigarh', 'Nazakat'.

 Undoubtedly it is a full house of fashion at Wedding Fiesta. Apart from designer wear accessories like hand bags , jewellery and footwear are available in a wide range.

Label 'Plush' has a plethora of hand bags, while 'London Chicks & Blokes' has designer handbags. For Punjabi jutties 'Hora Z Just Jutti' is a must visit.

A very holistic home décor showcase can be seen at 'Changing Landscape' and home furnishings at 'Me & U' are quite a draw.

The jewellery range at  'Myraphh' Hyderabad and 'Tehzeeb Jewellery' is enticing.

The best part of Wedding Fiesta is that most of the fashion designers who are displaying their wares have come here have launched their wedding or winter collections here. This makes the collections fresh and in trend. So fashionistas of Ludhiana do not miss the chance to upgrade your wardrobe with the latest at Wedding Fiesta.