Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Pumpkart Founder Hails 100 crore Funds for Punjab Startups

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Chandigarh 17th October:- KS Bhatia Founder & CEO of Pumpkart.com a well known start up which has established itself quite well in the Industry, has welcomed Punjab Government's  decision of announcing a Rs 100 crores fund for start Up's in the State.

KS Bhatia said that this step taken by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal  will help in creating huge job opportunities in the state.

KS Bhatia who is also Convenor, Punjab state Council for Start Ups, CII appealed to the state government that startups should be given GST incentives for next 5 years. He said that start Ups in Punjab should get support from the government on other initiatives as well such as free Plug-and-Play facilities. State government should also honor innovative startups. He appeals to the corporates from the state to come ahead and support the startups.

KS Bhatia further added that if we talk about Flipkart, Ola and Zomato, their founders are from the region of Punjab. They have invested in more than 50 startups but none of them has invested in the state startups, because Startup Ecosystem is not developed in Punjab.  Government should take the initiative and include them in allocating the funds that are announced. By bringing these renowned companies will help in creating a start up ecosystem in Punjab.

KS Bhatia also gave the example of Karnataka, in which he explained that Google will provide $3000 worth of cloud credits for the startups that are registered in startup cell and the 100 Startups that are selected by Karnataka will be provided with $20,000 cloud credits. Same was being done with Amazon as they are also providing the same system in Karnataka. Karnataka's example can be emulated by Punjab. KS Bhatia has appealed to Punjab Government to setup a Startup University in Mohali.

In order to make the state grow every industry, State sponsors, State Associations and state government should join hands together to make this a technology driven state, concluded Bhatia.

सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ़ इंडिया ने शहरवासियों और अपने ग्राहकों को दीपावली की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं दी

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Chandigarh 17th October:- सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ़ इंडिया के फील्ड जनरल मैनेजर विजय मुरार ने समस्त शहरवासियों और अपने सभी सम्मानित ग्राहकों एवं सेन्ट्रलाइट परिवार को प्रकाश पर्व"दीपावली" की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं दी और कहा की दीपावली प्रकाश और खुशियों का त्यौहार है। भारत का प्रथम स्वपदेशी बैंक अपने उत्पाद और सेवा के माध्यम से आपके जीवन में खुशियों के रंग भरने को सदा की तरह  प्रतिबद्ध है । सभी परम्पदरागत एवं आधुनिकतम बैंकिंग सेवा  हेतु हमारी सभी शाखाओं में आपका स्वांगत है।

CRB Public School Celebrates Diwali with Great Fervour

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Chandigarh 17th October:- CRB Public School of Sector 7B, Chandigarh celebrated Diwali with great enthusiasm and fervour. The students decorated the school on this occasion with bright, colourful and eye-catchy Rangolies, diyas and lights through a Housewise Rangoli competition. Principal Mrs. Sangeeta Mittal and Director Naveen Kumar Mittal extended her warm wishes to the children and reiterated that children should celebrate a pollution free diwali in its purest form by lighting lamps and sharing gifts with their friends and relatives.

Principal Mrs. Sangeeta Mittal also discouraged the students from bursting crackers. Diya Decoration and Card colouring competition was also organised in the school to enhance the festive spirit among students. The whole school reverberated with joy and enthusiasm with a hope that this Diwali would bring lots of peace and prosperity in everybody's life.

South Korea organizes Quiz Contest Final

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Chandigarh 17th October:- More than 5,000 participants, 20 schools- knowledge about South Korea spread far and wide, all across Chandigarh Tricity. Thousands of Indian student were exposed towards the history, traditions, cuisine, tourist attractions and general knowledge about Republic of Korea through this quiz competition.

This was Chandigarh Tricity's largest ever Quiz Competition for School Students on international topic organised by Athena Ventures with support of Korea Tourism Organization. The prizes were given by Jae Hyoung Kim, Deputy Director, Korea Tourism Organization. The top winner got a free trip to South Korea for 6 Days and 5 Nights. Rest of the winners got heavily discounted Trip to South Korea. All the other finalists were given attractive Korean Souvenirs.

A unique and unprecedented project, South Korea Quiz Contest succeeded in bringing out heart-touching excellence in the form of intelligent answers to difficult questions from the Indian students. Some deeply imbibed the knowledge about Korea, while some just learnt the facts. But whatever may be their route, the destination of all was the same – learning more and more about South Korea.

Winner students, their parents and Principals interacted with media and told interesting stories about this competition. Mr. Jae Hyoung Kim, Deputy Director, Korea Tourism Organization appreciated the diligence of Indian students, while giving away the certificates.

Care was taken to make sure that this opportunity to learn about Korea and win attractive prizes reached schools across whole of Chandigarh Tricity. More than 100 schools were contacted for participation during this 3 month long competition targeted at Indian school students. Thousands of phone calls, faxes and emails kept the interaction going between the organizers and participating students, their teachers, principals and parents. A dedicated website www.southkoreaquiz.comhelped the participants to get all the relevant information from a single source.


Monday, 16 October 2017

Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd Announces Q2 Results FY 2017-2018

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Chandigarh 16th October:- Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited (KNPL), one of the leading Paint companies in India, today at the Board meeting announced its unaudited results for the second quarter of financial year 2017-18. For the quarter, the company declared sales of Rs. 1288Crores and sales of Rs.2731 crores for half year.

Government of India has implemented Goods and Service Tax ('GST') from 1st July, 2017. GST replaced Excise duty, Service Tax and various other indirect taxes. As required by Ind AS and SEBI Listing Agreement, revenue for the quarter ended 30th June, 2017 and 30th September, 2016 and year ended 31st March, 2017 were and are reported inclusive of Excise Duty. However, revenue for the quarter ended 30th September, 2017 is reported net of GST. Had the previously reported revenues been regrouped (netted off with excise duty), revenue growth of the Company would have been 16.2 % for the quarter and 14.1 % for half year.

EBIDTA wasRs.221.3 crores a growth of11.6 % over the same quarter of the previous year. For the first six months, EBIDTA was Rs. 428.6 Crores a growth of 11.3 % over the same period of the previous year.

Commenting on the results,  H. M. Bharuka, Managing Director, Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd said that c ompany has continued to register a double digit volume growth led by Decorative. All segments have done well. This quarter the effect of de-stocking by trade due to GST and preponement of sales due to an early Diwali were visible. The continued effect of higher raw material prices is continuing. The company is hopeful that with the implementation of GST and its broader acceptance coupled with a good monsoon, demand should be healthy across segments. Raw material prices and availability will continue to remain a concern due to larger geo political issues.

AIHM organizes Inter College Collage Making Competition on Theme “Mera Desh Meri Shaan”

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Chandigarh 16th October:- Dr.Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Technology, Sector-42D one of the leading institutes of Hotel Management providing various courses for hospitality education, is celebrating Paryatan Parv from 5th to 25th October, 2017.

The Institute joyously celebrated 12th day of "Paryatan Parv" by organizing an Inter College Collage Making Competition on the theme "Mera Desh Meri Shaan", with an objective to commemorate the pride of our national tourism amongst the students of different colleges in the region.

A total of 36 teams comprising of 72 students from various institutes participated in the said contest. Participating teams prepared beautiful collages based on different aspects of tourism using articles, handicrafts, images and other accessories highlighting the cultural diversity, history, monuments, food specialty, dance form , music , costume, and other tourism phenomenon. There was a great zeal and enthusiasm when all the participants expressed their views and thoughts on the theme by using their imagination and creativity on a piece of white chart paper. The teams were encouraged to express their ideas and expressions on the topic in best possible way. The creative collages prepared by the students made it really hard for the eminent panel of judges to decide the winner. The winners were awarded with certificates and trophies.

Gourav Bisht and Junaid Hafeez  from IHM Chitkara declared First, Heema and Nishtha Batheja from Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, Chandigarh, declared second and

Nakul Goel and Pankaj of AIHM Chandigarh declared Third in the competition.

Radiology Chair Oration and Gold Medal Awarded to HOD Radiodiagnosis, PGI

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Chandigarh 16th October:- Prof. N. Khandelwal, Head, Deptt. of Radiodiagnosis has been awarded the Radiology Chair Oration by the Shri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati. He delivered the oration on "Interventional Oncology: Present and Future". Prof. Khandelwal was also awarded a gold medal for his exemplary role as an academician and an administrator. The scroll highlighted his contribution for the development of sub specialiteis like Neuroradiology, interventional Radiology, Pediatric Radiology and Emergency Radiology.

This Festive Season: Transform Your Life With Mega Offers from Godrej Interio

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Chandigarh 16th October:- As the festive fervor sets in, India's leading furniture solutions brand in both the home and institutional segments, Godrej Interio is offering its customers assured discounts on every purchase under the festive scheme. Customers will also get scratch cards on the total value of the purchase which can win them mega discounts of up to 100%. The offer commenced on September 15th and will end on December 15th in the East and North East markets. In South the offer will continue till December 20th. This season, one would be eligible for free gifts worth upto a significant sum of MRP Rs. 15500/- with the purchase of mattress.

Last year, many customers enrolled under this scheme and over 250 people won 100% and 50% discounts. With the festival season just around the corner, grab the opportunity and gear up to gift your home a beautiful set of furniture and kitchen.

Anil Mathur, COO, Godrej Interio, said that at Godrej Interio, we believe in constantly delighting our consumers with new designs and deliver an unparalleled brand experience. We aim to stand by our effort of innovation and deliver the finesse thereby. This festive season, we wanted our customers to feel more joyous, therefore, are offering assured discounts on every purchase nationwide with the Great Indian Furniture Fest and Godrej Interio invites everyone to join in the celebrations.

Ola Launches ‘Heroes of Ola’: A Multi-City Program to Recognize Outstanding Driver Partners

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Chandigarh 16th October:- Ola, India's most popular mobile app for transportation, today launched 'Heroes of Ola', a multi-city programme where driver partners will be felicitated for their exemplary customer service. Driver partners will be felicitated by officials from Traffic police station and senior officials from Ola in the presence of their family members at an event in their respective city.

The 'Heroes of Ola' will be selected basis customer feedback received by Ola through various interactive channels like social media, emails, and in-app feedback. It is a special initiative aimed at recognizing these exceptional driver partners and to motivate the entire partner community to offer exemplary service at all times.  The program has been kick started in key metros and will be conducted every month in other cities too in the presence of authorities, city officials, driver partners, and their families.

Nitesh Prakash, Senior Director at Ola, said that we receive a lot of appreciation for our driver partners who go above and beyond the call of duty for their customers across India. Customers write in through various channels appreciating the partners, and these stories are often heroic and often tear-jerking. With Heroes of Ola, we want to encourage such a culture of service among our 9, 00,000 driver partner community and share these inspiring stories with the entire worldHe further added, "The initiative will go a long way in ensuring customer delight as these heroes go about serving the mobility needs of a billion Indians.

We had some heartwarming stories for instance, where in one case our 'Hero Ola driver partner' showcased exemplary bravery by dropping the customer at the airport during the recent Mumbai heavy rains and in one instance, our 'Hero Ola driver partner' showcased honesty by returning the valuables of one of the customers, by covering a distance of 12 kilometers way past midnight. Recognizing and acknowledging driver partners who are championing the cause of great experience for customers and public good at large,  'Heroes of Ola'  have already been celebrated in key metros such as Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi NCR, Kolkata, Pune, and Hyderabad and will eventually expand to other regions across India.

The winners will include driver partners across categories like Ola Mini, Ola Micro, Ola Prime, Ola Share, and Ola Auto. Customers can submit their driver partner appreciation stories either through social media, through e-mails or in-app feedback using #HeroesofOla.

बावा बने ब्लॉक नंबर 11 के अध्यक्ष

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Chandigarh 16th October:- चंडीगढ़ कांग्रेस की ओर से हरजिंदर सिंह बावा ब्लॉक नम्बर 11 के अध्यक्ष चुना गया है। पार्टी द्वारा अहम ज़िम्मेवारी दिए जाने पर एच एस बावा ने पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री पवन कुमार बंसल, चंडीगड़ कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष प्रदीप छाबड़ा सभी साथियों का धन्यवाद किया और कहा कि पार्टी द्वारा सौंपी गई ज़िम्मेवारी को वो तन मन से निभाएंगे। उन्होंने समस्त शहरवासियों को दीपावली पर्व की सुभकामनाए दी।

Sunday, 15 October 2017

समाज अधिकार कल्याण पार्टी की हुयी अहम बैठक: निक्का सिंह और समुन्दर सिंह को बनाए गया हिमाचल व् पंजाब का संगठन मंत्री

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Chandigarh 15th October:-  समाज अधिकार कल्याण पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष शम्भू बेनर्जी व चंडीगढ़ इकाई के अध्यक्ष एवं हिमाचल प्रदेश के इंचार्ज एडवोकेट दान बहादुर ने पार्टी की चंडीगढ़ इकाई का विस्तार करते हुए पार्टी के अन्य पदधिकारियों के नामो की घोषणा की। वही पार्टी की आज हुयी बैठक में हिमाचल प्रदेश के लिए निक्का सिंह को संगठन मंत्री और पंजाब के लिए समुन्दर सिंह को संगठन मंत्री नियुक्त किये जाने की घोषणा भी की गयी। बैठक के दौरान ही हिमाचल विधानसभा चुनावों सहित कई अन्य महत्वपूर्ण मुद्दों पर चर्चा की गई।

पार्टी के खरड़ स्थित मुख्य कार्यालय मैं बैठक के बाद पत्रकारों से बातचीत करते हुए शम्भू बेनर्जी और एडवोकेट दान बहादुर ने बताया कि इस पार्टी का मुख्य उद्देश्य समाज के अधिकारों की रक्षा करना है। उन्होंने इस मौके कहा कि पार्टी द्वारा पार्टी की आज एक अहम बैठक बुलाई गई थी। जिसमे हिमाचल प्रदेश और पंजाब के संगठन मंत्री के लिए नियुक्त किये गए नामो की घोषणा की गयी है और इसके अलावा चंडीगढ़ इकाई के प्रधान एडवोकेट दान बहादुर ने चंडीगढ़ यूनिट का विस्तार करते हुए पदाधिकारियों के नामो की घोषणा की है।

इसके अलावा और कई अहम मुद्दों पर चर्चा की गई है। दान बहादुर ने नामों की घोषणा करते हुए बताया कि केदार नाथ यादव को चंडीगढ़ इकाई का उपाध्यक्ष, बी के शर्मा को जनरल सेक्रेटरी, विनोद चंदेल को लीगल एडवाइजर, उमेश शर्मा को प्रेस सेक्रेटरी, सरवन कुमार को वार्ड नंबर 26 प्रेजिडेंट, अमर नाथ को सचिव, राजकुमार को केशियर और रागिनी जी को लेडी ओर्गनइजर नियुक्त किया गया है ।

Gurdaspur LS Bypoll: Cong.’s Sunil Jakhar Wins by Huge Margin

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Chandigarh 15th October:-  Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar on Sunday won the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll by defeating his nearest rival, BJP nominee Swaran Salaria with a margin of 1,93,219 votes. Sunil Jakhar polled 4,99,752 votes while Swaran  Salaria polled 3,06,533, poll official said. Aam Aadmi Party nominee Major General (Retd) Suresh Khajuria was at the third sport with 23,579 votes. The seat had fallen vacant after the death of BJP MP Vinod Khanna in April this year.

The Congress won this seat after the 2009 Lok Sabha poll when Congress candidate Partap Singh Bajwa had won this seat by defeating BJP candidate Vinod Khanna.

Vinod Khanna was four-time MP from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat. The actor had won this seat in 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2014.

An elated Sunil Jakhar thanked voters for the resounding victory in the bypoll. He said that with this victory, people have reaffirmed faith in the leadership of Amarinder Singh. He said furthet that this is a victory for the Congress and Capt Amarinder Singh.