Friday 28 June 2019

Injuries Won’t Stop Vighnaharta Ganesh’s Paras Chhabra from Rising

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Chandigarh 28th June:- Injuries and pain come as an unavoidable part of one's life journey but most commonly, people are seen losing to these troubles. But, Sony Entertainment Television's Vighnaharta Ganesh's Raavan played by Paras Chhabra has a different story to tell. Having been casted in the role of Raavan, Paras was needed to make his physique highly muscular and wide to adhere to the set rules of look for the popular mythological character. The look of the character also involves the use of heavy jewellery where, only the crown he wears for the show weighs 12 kgs. But what if this 12 kg article falls right on one's nose? Something similar happened to paras during show.

While shooting for a sequence, the crown fell right on Paras's nose, leaving him injured. He could have easily stopped shoot and left midway but being as dedicated a he is, Paras took a call to continue shooting and did not let the difficulties and injury comes in the way. Other than that, now and then Paras incurred various injuries while his shoot and workout sessions for the character but he took immediate precautions. Recently, the actor got a surgery of his shoulder and though, the production and even his co-actor and his real life girlfriend Akanksha Puri tried to convince him to cancel his shoot, Paras disagreed and decided to continue to shoot with his bandaged shoulder.

When contacted Paras said that injuries are bound to happen especially when one chooses to shoot for a character that requires heavy built like Raavan. A lot of preparation needed to be made in terms of his physique and workouts were heavy due to which he seldom got muscle pulls. Also, there were injuries sometimes due to his heavy metal costume which bytes his entire body. When the 12 kg crown fell on his nose the entire unit was concerned and wanted him to abandon shooting. The same happened after the shoulder surgery which I he underwent only a few days back. But according to him time is precious and time once gone never returns. One can't lose to these small obstacles. His work is his passion and none of the injuries can break him from his passion.

Current track of the show revolves around Vishnu's and Parvati's marriage and their married life, how they are challenged by 5 girls who want Vishnu for themselves and even through a spell impress him. The show will depict how Shiva and Parvati help Lakshmi in winning Vishnu back for herself.

Omaxe Introduces New Chandigarh’s First Hyper-Hybrid Business Park

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New Chandigarh 28th June:- Omaxe Limited, one of India's leading real estate companies brings to New Chandigarh, region's first hyper-hybrid business park- "Beacon Street". The business park will be a future-proof business hub, complete with a glass and chrome skyline and 360-degree amenities such as retail, office, living, dining and entertainment spaces.

Manoj Suri, AVP-Sales & Marketing, Omaxe limited said that "Beacon Street" is part of Omaxe's commercial projects, namely, India Trade Tower, International Trade Tower and Holiday Inn, in New Chandigarh. It will be a kaleidoscope of colour, taste, smell and pleasures for everyone and of every age. He further shared that under its roof, Beacon Street will have Palika Bazar, Bespoke Boulevard, Centre Point, Gourmet Gallery, Café, Clubs & Pubs, Court Cullinaire, Funder land, Megaplex, Odeon, Uni-Suites, Serviced Apartments, 7-screen multiplex cinemas and The Roof Top. With sky escalators, playing areas for kids and beautiful ambience, Beacon Street can cater to become the next favourite shopping destination. It will be a destination combining business space with green, high-end horticulture, which will take your commercial experience to a different level.

Bhupinder Singh, Business Head – Chandigarh, Omaxe Limited said that we are very excited to introduce our new project Beacon Street. New Chandigarh is a modern city, Omaxe is very thrilled to bring its hyper-hybrid hub as a project for the new generation. It brings multiple experiences under one roof. We are hopeful that Beacon Street will be a unique and successful journey.

Beacon Street project is conveniently located along a 200ft stretch on Madhya Marg Extension road, just opposite to MediCity and next to transport terminal. The site is close to major residential area. Marked by large landmarks and with more projects to come, the business hub will be fast becoming one of the most valuable investment zones in North India.

Mahindra Showcases World of SUVs: A First of Its Kind Transformative Experience in Automotive Retail

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Chandigarh 28th June:- Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group today showcased its World of SUVs, a new format, next generation dealership to redefine the customer purchase experience. A transformation experience in automotive retail, the company has already set up over 300 such World of SUVs across the country, within a record time span of 6 months.

The company envisioned the future to shape a breakthrough in brand and customer experience and presented the World of SUVs. It is a new format dealership that redefines customer experience, thanks to digital technologies and interventions. It is aptly themed around the Mahindra DNA of 'Live Young, Live Free.'

Speaking at the showcase of the World of SUVs, Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Customer Care, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said that the Mahindra World of SUVs is a differentiated customer experience, a synthesis of next level technology with a physical environment that showcases the brand promise of 'Live Young Live Free'. Infact it is built on the foundation of providing convenience, transparency and personalisation.

Veejay Ram Nakra further added that at Mahindra we have always leveraged technology to re-imagine the purchase and ownership experience for our customers.  For a personalized experience we have several industry first initiatives such as, Bring the Showroom Home and multiple tie-ups with portals for online booking of our vehicles at the pre-purchase stage. Further, for a seamless ownership experience, With You Hamesha is a digital platform for our existing customers.

The World of SUVs fortify Mahindra's engagement in the pre-purchase and purchase stages by integrating the virtual world with the real on a phygital (physical+digital) platform, alongside a robust backend mechanism.


Chief Minister Invites Industry Captains to Invest in Himachal Pradesh

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Chandigarh 28th June:- Himachal is a vibrant and jubilant State that has the highest forest cover of 70% in the country and also has a great potential to draw Investment. Through the Rising Himachal Global Investors Meet, we are looking towards welcoming all Sectors to come and invest in Himachal and help the state develop into a booming economy. This was stated by  Jai Ram, Thakur, Chief Minister, Government of Himachal Pradesh at the Mumbai Road show organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) of the "Rising Himachal Global Investor Summit, 7-8th November at Dharmashala.

In the series of domestic road show, for attracting investors interest in the Global Investors' Meet scheduled at Dharmashala on November 7th-8th, 2019, a high-level State delegation led by Jai Ram Thakur, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh along with Bikram Singh, Hon'bl Industries Minister and senior officers from the Himachal Pradesh Government called upon the Captains of the industry, including Ratan Tata, Adi Godrej, Anand Mahindra for investment in the state.

The State Delegation is seeking investments in Tourism, Infrastructure & Logistics, Pharmaceuticals, Food Processing, etc. and received a humongous response from the business leaders in Mumbai.  Many MoUs for investment in the State were signed with the leaders. One of the MoU signed with Mahindra holidays and Resorts worth INR 300 Cr in Tourism and another MoU in Wellness Resort by M/s Himalayan Bliss.

Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group shared that the group is exploring HP as the next destination for electric vehicles as well as in the areas of Intelligent traffic management for smart cities. The group is also keen in implementing Enterprise Solutions for Government bodies. Waste to Energy is another area where the group intends to invest in Himachal as there has a vast potential to convert pine cones and needles into energy.

Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Trusts assured that he would ask Chairman of Tata Sons to constitute a task force to explore investment possibilities.

Chief Minister during the discussions with Adi Godrej, Godrej Group Chairman requested him to increase group's presence in the state in fast moving consumer goods and real estate sectors and extended an invitation for participating in Global Investors' Meet in Dharamsala in November.

The series of B2G meetings had a fruitful outcome and commitment of fresh investment in the state. The first meeting was with Arun Nanda, Chairman, Mahindra holidays and Resorts – an MoU was signed with Mahindra Resorts for investment in Mahindra resorts at Kndaghat, Dharamshala, Janjheli and Koldam dam for 300 crores

In the meeting with Harsh Goenka, Chairman, RPG group, Harsh Goenka shared his Investment plan in IT park at Wakhnaghat and informed that they are looking at plantation as they are largest in tea and rubber plantation. The group is looking at possible options in northern India to which the State Government suggested that contract farming is suitable option for plantation in Himachal Pradesh and invited Harsh Goenka for the Global Investors meet to be held in November.

D P World (a world leader in global supply chain solutions) expressed its interests in setting up logistic parks at large industrial area in Baddi. The State delegation also met Ms. Sree Patel, Executive Director, Mondeleze India and Sagar Kaushik, COO United phosphorous ltd, who expressed interests to invest in Horticulture. He shared the innovations done for apple irrigation and are looking at post-harvest technology to increase shelf life of fruits procured from Himachal Pradesh. They have also submitted a proposal for expansion of existing facility in Himachal Pradesh by 5 times for procurement of apples.

Bhupendra Dalal, Chairman, Foods and Inns ltd, expressed his interest in investment in Food processing sector.

Whereas Neeraj Akhoury, MD & CEO, ACC Ltd, appreciated state contribution over the years, and shared the company's expansion plans in Chamba district.

Nikhil Miswani, Executive Director, Reliance Group expressed his willingness to invest in sectors such as Retail, agri-marketing, hospitality etc, were taken up.

Chief Minister greeted the distinguished guests and lauded the entrepreneurial spirit of Indians that has created wonders and is well acknowledged across the globe. He also presented the priority sectors of the state like Tourism, Food Processing, Pharmaceuticals, IT, etc and requested the participants to explore investment opportunities in these sectors. He shared about Himachal Pradesh's strengths, meticulously framed policies, suitable opportunities and State's readiness to attract and encourage investment. He informed the business leaders about the reforms undertaken by the State Government in Ease Of Doing Business and further added that the state would provide world class industrial infrastructure as well as enablers like one of the lowest tariff power, abundance of water and other amenities. He also invited the gathering of potential investors to block their dates for the Rising Himachal Global Investors Meet and make it convenient to join at Dharamshala.

Thursday 27 June 2019

Bariatric Surgery: Long Term Solution for Weight Loss; Reduces Risk of Serious Diseases

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Chandigarh 27th June:- Bariatric Surgery provides the most effective long-term solution for weight loss when other methods have failed, said Dr. Amit Garg, Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeon, Fortis Hospital, Mohali while addressing a press conference at Chandigarh Press Club here today.

Meanwhile, Fortis Mohali has launched its comprehensive Bariatric Campaign. A team of Specialists, a Bariatric Surgeon, a Dietitian and a Gastroenterologist will be offering complimentary consultation to overweight patients. During this period, Fortis Mohali will also be organising Health Camps across different locations.

Dr. Amit Garg said that on average, people can expect to lose 60 to 70 percent of excess body weight, which can be 40 kgs  or more. Like any weight loss plan, patients have to make lifestyle changes to make it work including exercise and adopting healthy eating habits.

Dr. Amit Garg said that one of the key aspects of the program that makes it different from many others is that we take a holistic approach to our care and follow our patients for life. After surgery, we follow them closely for the first 18 months and then annually to help keep them healthy and motivated. We work closely with their primary care doctor to check weight and nutrition, recommend labs and address any issues such as nutritional deficits, medical issues and any excess weight gains so we can help our patients stay on track.

We also understand that a successful transition to lifelong healthy living requires more than just losing the weight and may require the support of other specialists, said Dr. Garg. As a result, the Bariatric Center also includes medical nutritionists, an exercise specialist and a clinical psychologist to support a patient's medical, physical and mental health throughout the process.

Dr. Amit Garg said that in addition to weight loss and improved quality of life, there are other reasons a patient and his or her physician may want to think about weight loss surgery. "Increasing evidence shows that it can help reduce a person's risk for a number of serious diseases like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and cancer. He added that Morbidly obese patients having type 2 diabetes and other problems who don't lose weight with all efforts are advised bariatric and metabolic surgery.

He added that all of the surgeries are performed laparoscopically, which means they involve making several small incisions that are closed with only a few stitches, resulting in fewer complications and a much quicker recovery time for patients.

Dr. Amit Garg, said that the health and quality of life benefits these patients receive from bariatric surgery and other weight loss methods are tremendous,. They are more mobile, feel better about them, have less depression and have better family, social and work lives.

At the press conference some patients who have undergone bariatric/ metabolic surgery at Fortis Hospital, Mohali shared their success stories. Vinod Bansal, 47 yrs old Journalist from Bathinda, who got Metabolic Surgery by Dr. Amit Garg at Fortis Hospital, Mohali shared that he had a long history of poorly controlled diabetes with HbA1c of 14.3 and was on daily dose of insulin. After metabolic surgery he is off all diabetes medicine and lead a normal life.

Another patient, Mrs Poonam Singh, 40 yr old Punjabi Film Choreographer shared that after diabetic surgery by Dr. Amit Garg, now ahe ia not taking any diabetes medicines. She feels lighter and energetic and able to keep up with her hectic work schedule.

Mrs Dipika Swarup, 53 yrs old from Gurgaon who lost 104 kgs in 18 months and was crowned the biggest loser 2018-2019 shared that being morbid obese with BMI of 68, she was rejected for surgery in some of the best hospitals of Delhi/NCR. After undergoing bariatric surgery her self-confidence is boosted in every step ahe take and now feel very independent and motivated.

Mrs Monica Mittal, 44 Yrs, Educator from Lucknow said that she had diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and sleep apnea and was taking 90 units of Insulin and oral medications but her diabetes was still not controlled. She got Metabolic surgery done after suffering for eight years. Immediately after surgery, her blood sugar levels came to normal. Presently she is not taking any medicines and HbA1c is now 6.5. She feels very energetic with weight loss which was a bonus of diabetes surgery.

Scintillating Mango Feast for Mango Lovers

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Chandigarh 27th June:- This summer, relish the different avatars of the king of fruits, during the Mangolicious Food Festival at Cloud 9 – Hotel Shivalikview , with the perfect ambience to relax and spend time with family. Revel and relish this delicious and succulent fruit all through these ten days ( June 28–July 7 , 2019 )  at Cloud 9 , featuring some of the most delicious varieties of mangoes.

According to the Deputy General Manager Hotel Shivalikview, Bikram S Virk  the king of fruits–the delightful mango is the highlight of a plethora of specialty dishes in our Restaurant ,  Come & Beat the scorching heat this season by enjoying a magical feast at Hotel Shivalikview .

The beautifully curated al la carte menu promises a tantalizing new take on all things mango and includes Fresh Curd Almond & Mango based Indian Summer Seducer ,Mango Almond Lassi , Ambi Panna & much more . With the king of fruits in season, do not miss out on desserts. For those with a sweet tooth the Mango Kulfi , Mango bliss , Mango Ginger Mousse , Mango Cheese Cake.         

Chef Nitin  & Chef Gopal Khadka  have curated the festival with dishes like Grilled Chicken with Mango Black Pepper Reduction , Pan Seared Fish with spicy Mango Salsa , Mango Tango Pizza and many more . According to Chefs that our sumptuous recipes cooked with freshest mangoes will definitely bring you back here for another visit.

Spread of Tomato and Mango salsa on soft Pizza base, topped with Pineapple and Mango dices loaded with Mozzarella will give you a sweet twist whereas Raw Mango based boneless Chicken Curry accompanied with Cumin Rice stands out of all.

Chef's special Marinated Grilled Chicken topped Mango Black Pepper reduction served with charred Veggies and Potato Wedges is an instant hit. The signature dish Marinated Pan Seared Basa Fish topped with Mango Salsa accompanied Rice and Vegetables will satisfy craving of eating mangoes. For mango lovers , Grilled Sandwich with stuffing of Ripe Mango Salad and Cheese accompanied with French Fries and Mango Salsa is a must try.

Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund Launches Aditya Birla Sun Life Pharma & Healthcare Fund

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Chandigarh 27th June:- Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund, the mutual fund arm of Aditya Birla Capital Limited, has launched the Aditya Birla Sun Life Pharma & Healthcare Fund, an open ended equity scheme investing in Pharma and Healthcare Services Sector. The fund opens on June 20, 2019.

The Indian Pharma Industry is projected to become US$100bn industry by 2030, with domestic pharma expected to grow at 10-12% per annum. Indian Pharma companies are global leaders in generic drug manufacturing, in fact 1 in every 3 medications sold in the US is supplied by an Indian Pharma Company. The gradual global shift from branded to generic drugs will act as a tailwind and further fuel the exports market for Indian Pharma. Increased Government spending on public healthcare through schemes like 'Ayushman Bharat', growing penetration of health insurance, higher life expectancy and increasing spends towards healthcare and wellness will act as a stimulus for growth.

Commenting on the launch, A. Balasubramanian, CEO, Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Ltd, said that the sector has been a long term outperformer over a 10 year period, except in the past 2-3 year. The underperformance of the sector in the last 3 years was due to compliance issues coming from abroad and pricing pressures. We believe this risk is already factored in the prices, given the strong balance sheet and export potential of companies in the sector. Poised for a strong rebound, there is opportunity in the coming cycle to take position given the attractive valuations and the potential growth in the sector.

With a new business cycle coming into play and new businesses with high growth potential and sticky profit like Diagnostics, Wellness & Specialty Chemicals also available to invest in, this sector is more vibrant than ever before. "To add to novelty, we also have ability to invest in innovators, patent holders & specialty instrument makers in global markets", added A Balasubramanian.

Apart from the core Pharma and Healthcare space, the fund will also look at other large opportunities in sectors like Hospitals and Diagnostics growing at over 20% CAGR; Wellness businesses growing at 10-12% every year, or the Global Contract Research and Manufacturing Services industry (CRAMS) which is growing at 7% per annum. The scheme can also invest in equities of listed overseas companies, in line with the RBI and SEBI guidelines.

GoAir Records Best ‘On-Time-Performance’, 9th Time in Row

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Chandigarh 27th June:- GoAir, India's fastest growing airline, has recorded the best On-Time Performance (OTP) for the 9th consecutive month. GoAir recorded 91.8% OTP according to the latest report released by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for May 2019. This achievement is the result of GoAir's continuous focus on enhancing customer experience without compromising on service deliveries. Besides, for the month of May 2019, GoAir had the lowest cancellation rate of 0.33%. 

OTP ranking assumes critical importance in today's context when passengers are looking at reliability and trust. From various research studies, it is evident that achieving better customer satisfaction is about more than airfare and flight availability. When considering an airline, travelers look for timeliness and assurance and on-time arrival is one of the major factors.

GoAir is pleased to offer a reliable travel service wherein we assure travelers to get them to their destination in a timely manner while taking into consideration factors that are not necessarily in the control of the airline like airport congestion, taxi times from the runways, gate availability etc. as these challenges are in the domain of air traffic control or the airport authority.

Besides, the DGCA report also states that GoAir had the second highest load factor of 93.3 % indicating the number of seats filled.

GoAir spokesperson said that GoAir is India's fastest growing airline and we will continue to step up our performance and invest in Operational Excellence across the board. We thank our customers as this milestone would not have been possible without their punctuality, loyalty and support of millions of guests who have flown with us.

GoAir operates over 270 daily flights and carried around 13 lakh passengers in the month of May 2019. GoAir flies to 24 domestic destinations including Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Kannur, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi and Srinagar, and 4 international destinations, including Phuket, Malé, Muscat and Abu Dhabi.


NGO Urges Punjab Govt. to Expedite Fixing of High-Security Number Plates

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Chandigarh 27th June:- With the Punjab government resuming the drive to install high security registration plates (HSRP) on vehicles after four years, Raahat- The Safe Community Foundation, a non-governmental organization, has urged the government to expedite the process.

The HSRP project had begun operations in the state in 2012 but came to a halt in 2015 post a litigation between the vendor company Agros Impex (I) Pvt. Ltd. and Punjab state transport department.

Speaking on the occasion Kamaljit Soi, Chairman of the foundation urged the government to instruct the vendor concerned to also commence the process on a priority basis. Implementation of HSRPs in the state is important as it shares its border with the neighboring country and has witnessed several terrorist activities in the past. These 'IND' plates provide a standardized display of registration marks and come with chromium-based holograms to protect against counterfeiting.

The front and rear number plates have a unique alphanumeric laser identification number, which are automatically registered with the central database of VAHAN when fixed on the vehicle. HSPRs can also curb vehicle-borne crimes and other illegal activities such as drug peddling, smuggling, snatching and theft cases.

With the commencement of the scheme in the state, it is compulsory for new vehicles to affix HSRP, failing which the registration certificate (RC) of the vehicle will not be issued. As per the NGO, Punjab currently has over 1 Crore vehicles that are plying on the roads without HSRPs.

Career Launcher Felicitates Students on their Success

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Chandigarh 27th June:- To commemorate the success of students, Career Launcher organised a grand felicitation ceremony, to honour the meritorious students of the Institute at Industrial Phase 2, Chandigarh. Over 70+ students qualified for National Law Universities Nationwide, Symbiosis, IPM-IIM Indore, and IHMs (Hotel management Colleges).

On this occasion, Bharat Jain, Director of Chandigarh & Patiala Region, Career Launcher rewarded the meritorious students with a trophy & certificate on their academic achievements. It is pertinent to mention here that apart from Patiala two centers of Career Launcher are running in Chandigarh -- one in Sec 35 and the other in Sec 8.

While addressing the gathering, Bharat Jain congratulated the students for their success and also expressed gratitude towards the efforts of the teachers & faculty members, whose sheer determination and hard work led to this moment.

Gautam Puri, the Co- Founder of Career Launcher was also present. He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

According to Gutam Puri that Career Launcher focuses on diverse segments of education across learners of multiple age-groups led by a team of highly qualified professionals, including IIT-IIM alumni, with a passion for excellence in education.

Power of Flight or Invisibility: What the Stars from Sony SAB's Aladdin Naam Toh Suna Hoga Wish for as Genies

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Chandigarh 27th June:- Sony SAB's Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga has successfully captivated viewers by taking them on a magical journey with Aladdin and his brand new troop of Genies. The new season of this legendary tale has witnessed new Genies with exciting powers which includes the enchanting Genie-Menie, also known as 'Genie of the Bottle' who can freeze anyone, albeit only for 15-20 seconds and the adorable Chaand Changez, the 'Genie of the Pendant' who is a shapeshifter, taking the shape of any non-living object but only for a limited time.

On that magical note, the stars of this show shared their interesting thoughts and desires when they were asked this intriguing question – "If you were a Genie for a day, what would you do?

When the  most energetic and charming artist, Siddharth Nigam who plays the role of Aladdin, was asked this question, he was thrilled to shared that his character Aladdin has an entire gang of Genies and he'd love to have that opportunity of being one as well. So if he is a Genie for a day, I'd first make sure that he retain my powers forever and he would save this world from all the threats. When asked if he would like to do something for himself he shared that he'd fulfill everything his loved ones wish for in life.

The glamourous, Avneet Kaur who plays the character of Yasmine said that she have always wished to have the ability to fly and I'd make that come true if she were a Genie for a day. Avneet later shared that she carries immense love for travelling and exploring the world and she would use this power to fly anywhere in the world for free. She also expressed her desire to contribute to the world with her powers by magically crafting a lavish feast for the underprivileged.

Talented and experienced artist, Aamir Dalvi essays the role of evil Zafar on the show gave a heart-felt response when asked this question, if he is a Genie for a day, I'd bring he father back to life. He passed away a long time ago and I'd love to see him again and show him that his son is doing well.

Child artist Krishang Bhanushali who plays the role of Chaand Changez responded with great excitement and said that he would want to have all kinds of power but first he would love to fly like a bird. He further added, being a car lover, he would magically have all his favorite cars appear at his home for various occasions and moods. Playing the role of a Genie on the show, Krishang expressed that he enjoys the character Chaand Changez and his power of being a shape shifter.

Sonal Bhojwani who has recently joined the Genie troop as Genie-Menie in this popular fantasy show said that I'd like to control the various elements of the nature: water, fire, earth and wind and play around with it. She expressed her desire to float in the air and when asked about the object she'd be connected to, she responded with sheer excitement that it would be a 'Genie of a sparkling diamond tiara.

Raashul Tandon who plays the role of Ginoo, the most powerful Genie of the Lamp, had a rather different take on using his powers as a Genie in real life. He said that he would have the power to be invisible and use this power to eliminate misunderstandings by being the invisible fixer of any situation  Raashul had some notorious plans as well if he was invisible. He would tease his friends if he had such powers.

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Global Premier of Renault TRIBER in India

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Chandigarh 26th June:- Renault, the number one European brand in India, revealed its all new global product, Renault TRIBER in India today. Renault TRIBER is the outcome of a joint project between Renault teams in India and France and is a world-first vehicle specifically designed for the Indian market.

Thierry Bolloré, CEO of Groupe Renault, at theunveiling of the RENAULT TRIBER, said that India is a key market for Groupe Renault. We are still young to India, yet our ambitions are high in line with our "Drive the Future" strategic plan: we aim at doubling our sales by 2022. For that reason, we are bringing Renault TRIBER, another breakthrough concept, targeted for Indian's core market. Renault TRIBER was conceived, developed and produced in India, for Indian customers first, before we take it to the world. It is a real game-changer.

Speaking about the designing innovation around Renault TRIBER, Laurens van den Acker, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Design, Groupe Renault, shared that our goal with TRIBER was to design a car that would transform according to the many needs and the many lives of our customers. Whether they are parents, lovers, a friends' group, a family pack, whatever their tribe, whatever their lifestyle, Renault TRIBER should adapt. TRIBER is true to the Indian values of conviviality and sharing, which are the same in Renault. It offers an attractive, robust and compact design and is re-inventing space for all. We are very proud of our latest breakthrough, which turned a length challenge into a miracle within 4 meters.

Kalash Yatra Organises with Full Enthusiasm at Sanatan Dharam Mandir

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Chandigarh 26th June:- " Kalash Yatra" was organised on the occasion of 32nd remembrance of 'Bhramlin Shri Satguru Shri Shri 108 Shri Muni Gourvanand Giri ji' at Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Sector  23 Chandigarh here today.

In a large number of devotees, Sabha members of Mahavir Mandir Muni Sabha and san kirtan mandaliyan of the city joined the 'Kalash Yatra' with full enthusiasm, which took place from the Sanatan Dharam Mandir and culminated at Mahavir Mandir sector 23.

During the procession, people welcomed the Kalash yatra with showering flowers.

Shri Atul Krishan Shashtri from Pathankot/Vrindavan will mesmerize the audience with his spellbinding narration of 'Bhagwat Katha' to the devotees till July 1 at the premises of the temple.

Among others present on the occasion were Pt. Deep Sharma,  Dalip Chand Gupta, O.P Pahwa and other members of Shri Mahavir Muni Mandir, Sector  23, Chandigarh.

NISA Raised Objections on Proposed Education Policy of Centre Govt.

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Chandigarh 26th June:-Private schools of Haryana under the banner of National Independent School Alliance (NISA) has raised voice demanding amendments in the proposed Education Policy 2019 being implemented in the country. National President NISA Sh. Kulbhushan sharma and Chief Secretary Haryana Sh. Baldev Saini while addressing the press interacted with representatives of various private schools and said that the new education policy is being implemented by centre govt. throughout the country. The future of crores of children and schools depends on this policy.

Most of the school managerial staff or principles are on vacations with families. Moreover, merely 30 days has been given by govt. for providing suggestions/ amendments proposals on 648 pages policy which has been formed in three years. As such this time line of 30 days is not sufficient. Hence, minimum two months should be provided to appropriately review and to give suggestions on draft policy.

Kulbhushan sharma said that numerous private budget schools are in operation in state of Haryana. The policy does not depict any provision for these schools. Highlighting the attack on teachers and principle at private schools in Yamunanagar, he said that the new policy has not been formed keeping in mind any kind of safety & security measures for teachers and principles.  Sh. Sharma said that as per policy TET (Teachers Eligibility Test) is being mandated after B-Ed for teachers, which is not justifiable. If govt. wants to retain the recognition of TET, then it should be mandated prior to B-Ed.

HE said that decision for formation of SMC (School Management Committee) in non-aided schools is contrary to the fundamental rights of doing business provided by the Constitution.

Proposal and suggestions approved in meeting of NISA that regulation of all coaching classes throughout the country, Weightage to be given for marks obtained in School boards along with entrance exams of Medical & Engineering, Provide Autonomy to un-aided private schools, The money being provided under RTE, not to be given to schools, rather be directly transferred to the parent's account through DBT voucher, Proposal should be made raising security concerns of teachers and principals and applicability of TET before B-Ed.

5 Launches Options - X: India's Most Affordable Plan for Options Traders

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Chandigarh 26th June:- India's most affordable discount broker has today, announced the launch of  Options–X, India's lowest cost exclusive brokerage plan for Options Trading, which allows customers to effectively capitalize on market opportunities with higher exposure. app, has close to 30 lac users, and through Options –X customers will be able to enjoy 5x exposure for options trading on all days, and 10x exposure for options trading on expiry days. In order to use Options – X, customers will need to pay a flat fee of Rs 2/lot, the lowest in the industry. The scheme is applicable for intraday options trading in equity and will be soon added for currency and commodity segments as well.

Prakarsh Gagdani, CEO, said that at 5 we always focus on the lowest cost and best technologies to enable customers to meet their desired goals. Options traders prefer our platform for lighting fast speed and no downtime. With Options – X we expect at least 100% growth in customers in the current year., which is the only listed discount broker in India with a daily average turnover of about Rs 25,000 crores achieved 185% growth on customer acquisition in the quarter ended March 2019. It has grown its market share to 2.4% in the cash segment and 1.9% overall in just about three years of its operations.

Sandeep Marwah Honored For Environment Protection

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Chandigarh 26th June:-   A national level Award to Dr. Sandeep Marwah was handed over by V.Muraleedharan Minister of State Ministry of External Affairs Government of India at Vigyan Bhawan during the 1st Global Conference and Awards, Exhibition on Recycling, Waste Management & Environment Climate Change, EPR, Circular Economy under the leadership of Inderjeet Ghosh Managing Director of Dynamic Outreach (P) Ltd.

Clean India, Green India, Clean Ganga, Clean Jamuna, Develop Village Develop Nation, Plant Tree, Gift A Tree, probably every National campaign Dr. Sandeep Marwah has been associated with when it comes to Environment and Climate is concerned.

Now his latest subject is solar energy and assisting International Solar Alliance, United Nations Information Centre, Indian Federation of United Nations Associations, International Human Rights Association, International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry in building a beautiful international network to propagate this subject. Sandeep Marwah has created more than 200 International Committees and 543 National Committees on Environment and Climate Change, He is chairing more than 100 organizations and every organization now possess environment Committee.

‘Day of the Seafarer’ Celebrated: Importance of Increasing Number of Women in Seafaring Emphasised

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Chandigarh 26th June:-  To mark the 'Day of the Seafarer 2019' with the campaign 'I am on Board-With Gender Equality', Merchant Navy Officers Association (MNOA) along with the Company of Master Mariners of India (CMMI) (Chandigarh Chapter), Fleet Ship Management (Caravel Group) and the Chandigarh Yachting Association organised an event at the Lake Sports Complex, Sector  Chandigarh.

On this occasion, Maj. Gen. Rambir Singh Mann VSM, ADG NCC was the Chief Guest, and the Guest of Honour was Vice Admiral H. S. Malhi (Retd.) AVSM, VSM. Simran Mann, Chief Officer also spoke on the occasion and motivated young women to join Merchant Navy.

In keeping with the 'World Maritime Day's' theme this year – 'Empowering Women in the Maritime Community', 'Day of the Seafarer' was celebrated with a focus on improving women participation in Seafaring. The eminent panelists gathered on this occasion discussed the challenges & opportunities for women in Maritime activities, particularly Seafaring. Speakers emphasized that Women seafarers are considered by International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as an underutilised and an underdeveloped resource and that if number of women in seafaring was increased, it could contribute to the solution of problem of crew shortage.

While addressing the gathering, Balbir Singh Mangat, President, MNOA urged the shipping companies to unlock the doors of opportunities for women in seafaring and demanded to create a healthy & safe work environment for them. He said that women should get equal respect as men in the merchant navy and now the time has come for women to lead in Seafaring.

Ajit Singh, General Secretary, MNOA said that there is a need of having proper maritime laws that should be framed to avoid sexual harassment cases against women. There is a need to change the mindset towards women and their capabilities too.

Capt. Mohan Singh Judge, Chairman of CMMI (Chandigarh Chapter) said that of the 2% women involved in maritime activities, nearly 94% are on cruise ships and involved in passenger transportation. Women seafarers constitute a miniscule percentage of 39.3% of the global manpower of women. This number needs to be pushed up significantly.

 Capt. K. J. S. Sujlana of Fleet Ship Management (Caravel Group) highlighted that the fear of sexual harassment also discourages women to take up this career. Old-fashioned thoughts and approach towards employment of women as seafarers, social perceptions and fears are misplaced. Entering a male centric environment requires tremendous mental strength, grit and will, which he feels the women of today possess. 

The event witnessed participation of women involved in maritime assignments. The idea was to encourage young girls to take up Merchant Navy as a career, along-with other opportunities available off shore. Many other allied Maritime Career Avenues were also discussed at the event. The presence of about 30 women NCC Cadets of the Chandigarh Wing under Capt P Bist ,(Indian Navy) was greatly appreciated by one and all.

It is noteworthy that the Global Shipping Industry celebrates 25th June as the 'Day of the Seafarer'. This year the day assumes much greater significance as it also marks 100 years of Indian Maritime Shipping's sailing world-wide over the seven seas, since S.S. Loyalty set sail in 1919.



Dish TV India Launches Cricket World Cup Anthem to Support Team India

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Chandigarh 26th June:-  Celebrating the cricket world cup spirit, Dish TV India Limited, the world's largest single-country DTH Company has launched a unique anthem 'Sirf Fan Nahi, Dishkiyaon Fan' for all the cricket fans to cheer for Team India. The anthem is a part of its ongoing contest Dishkiyaon Cup', wherein participants can predict match winners and win exciting prizes.

Capturing the emotions of cricket fans, the Dishkiyaon Fan anthem embodies the spirit of the brand tagline 'Dish Nahi Dishkiyaon Hai Yeh'. In order to participate, cricket enthusiasts are invited to perform on the anthem and showcase their inner talent in various innovative ways using #DishkiyaonFan. The contestants need to upload their video entries on social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram. The best-selected entries will win exciting prizes. Since its launch, several entries have been pouring in from across the country with fans showcasing their unique talent.                                

 Commenting on the initiative, Sukhpreet Singh, Corporate Head, Marketing, Dish TV India Ltd, said thatwe are thrilled to launch our world cup anthem for all the cricket fans in the country and urge them to come forward and show their love and support for cricket and Team India. With the #DishkiyaonFan anthem, we intend to bring alive the cricket frenzy in a unique 'Dishkiyaon' way. We, at Dish TV, always focus on delivering innovative and engaging content to our customers and this engagement program is a step in the same direction.

Nitin Kumar Becomes Emotional on the Sets of Superstar Singer

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Chandigarh 26th June:- Sony Entertainment Television's kids singing reality show, Superstar Singer is all set to hit the television screens starting 29th June. With building popularity and exploring immense talent of young children, once contestant really got Captain of the show Nitin Kumar emotional. Harshit Nath from Assam who was present on stage, shared a very emotional story on how financial conditions won't stop him from achieving his dreams. Hearing his journey, Nitin was seen teary eyed as he could connect with Harshit.

Harshit Nath is one of the contestants that caught the judges and the captains attention. The financial situation he faced did not comprehend his singing skills which made the judges and captains respect him even more. Nitin Kumar noticed that Harshit did not wear proper shoes which reminded him of his days of struggle. Nitin Kumar himself came from a background where they had to work exceptionally hard to ensure they are sufficient with daily necessities. He broke down on the sets when he realised that Harshit was going through a similar situation. Nitin immediately took over all the travel expenses of a kid and decided to bring out such talent to audience  and superstar singer platform. The judges of the show Alka Yagnik, Himesh Reshammiya and Javed Ali over whelmed with the kind of gesture made by Captain Nitin Kumar.

Nitin Kumar said that contestant Harshit Nath has immense singing skills and with his situation, He find himself instantly connecting with him as he also faced dark days in his life. It was an emotional moment for him. When he got to know the situation and the financial condition of his family, the moment he decided that we can't let this opportunity to go just because of money. This boy needed a platform and guidance of all the guru's. He wants to  see shine and wish him luck for the future.

S Raghupathy DDG-CII & In-charge, IGBC Re-Elected as Chair of World Green Building Council

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Chandigarh 26th June:- S Raghupathy, Deputy Director General, CII & in-charge, IGBC has been re-elected as Chair of World Green Building Council (WorldGBCs) - Asia Pacific Network (APN) for a second term. S Raghupathy's next term will commence  from 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2023.

APN is a strong network of over 15 Countries in the region and works closely with the stakeholders in identifying new growth opportunities, which in turn will facilitate the adoption and promotion of green buildings and green built-environment across the globe.

Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)  became one of the Founding Members of WorldGBC in early 2000 and since then is playing a catalytic role in the spread & growth of global green building movement. IGBC has demonstrated that green buildings make good business and constructing a green building is technically feasible and economically viable. As a result of concerted efforts, IGBC has facilitated India  become one of the top Countries in the world in terms of largest registered green building footprint with various types of projects adopting IGBC green building rating system.

Expressing delight over the re-election, V Suresh, Chairman, IGBC underlined that, S Raghupathy's second term at APN will enable India to further advance the green building movement in India and facilitate sharing of best practices/ success stories among APN member Countries.