Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Congress High Command Approves Ticket for Sunil Jakhar from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Constituency

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Chandigarh 20th September:- Congress High Command on Wednesday announces Sunil Jakhar President of Punjab Congress as official candidate from Congress Party from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Constituency.

Janardan Dawedi Congress spokesman said, that Mrs. Sonia Gandhi has approved the name of Sunil Jakhar and issued official letter for candidature of Sunil Jakhar. After consulting in detail with Captain Amrinder Singh CM Punjab, Pratap Singh Bajwa , Sunil Jakhar and Asha Kumari Incharge of Punjab Affairs , name of Sunil Jakhar was made final.

He will file nomination from September 22. Meanwhile after announcement of candidature, Sunil Jakhar was felicitated by party workers.

In the meantime Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh felicitated to Sunil Jakhar, President PPCC after announces by National Congress president Sonia Gandhi as Congress Candidate for by-poll election from Gurdaspur.

Punjab Industrial Policy to Propel MSME Growth: Rakesh Verma

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Chandigarh 20th September:- MSME is the key engine of social and economic growth of the country, and the forthcoming industrial policy of Punjab puts special emphasis to propel its progress in the state, said Rakesh Verma, Secretary of Industries and Commerce, Punjab.

Speaking at the inaugural of the one-day conference organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on "Propelling MSME Growth", he said that the state government intends to stimulate industrial revival in the state by creating conducive environment for industry, ensure skills development and open newer employment opportunities for the youth.

He asked the industries to form clusters in their respective areas for which the state government would facilitate access to substantial Centre's grant and other infrastructure support.He added that cluster development is one of the key strategy that the state government has planned in the state.  He informed that there are over 1.5 lakh MSME units in Punjab and state is setting up Bureaus to facilitate regulatory clearances, and fiscal incentives, besides setting up 10 new Technical Centres in next two years to propel economic growth.

Rakesh Verma said that a facilitation council of Punjab government is already helping MSMEs to sort out the issues of delayed payments and more such branches are planned to be opened in Punjab.

Regional Director of Reserve Bank of India, Nirmal Chand,  informed that RBI has taken several initiatives under National Mission for Capacity Building of banking sector to sensitise them to meet the need of the industry in the country, simplify the documentation process, and make disbursements time-bound, apart from offering 100 % collateral –free finance to the startups.

On the other hand, RBI is in touch with industry and helping them understand the significance of documentation for quick approvals of loans from the banks.

SIDBI's Regional Director, Anand Prakash Srivastav, informed about their advanced Skills Development Centre set up in Mohali with stimulator which is guaranteeing 100 percent employment to youngsters, and has also signed up an MoU with Mohali Industries Association, on whose recommendation, as per the parameters of due diligence, collateral free loan would be available to the industrial units.

SIDBI is also organizing financial health checkup camps in the region where balance sheet and other financial documents of industry are analysed to point out discrepancies, if any, so that access to finance becomes trouble-free.

Later, Punjab's Director Industries & Commerce, D.P.S. Kharbanda, asked the industry to form clusters and take advantage of team-work for which the government would lend all support.

Ashok Sangwan, Director Industries & Commerce, Haryana, informed that a Mini Cluster Scheme has been launched where the state government provides almost 90 percent of the funding upto Rs.2 crores, and Haryana intends to setup 25 such mini clusters by 2018.

The state government is reaching out to industry and resolving the issues of MSMEs right on the spot through its 'Samadhan Divas' programme being implemented in 10 industrial districts of Haryana.

A K Malhotra, General Manager (Technical), Industrial Development-cum-Facility Centre, UT Chandigarh informed that for public procurements by UT Administration, preference is given to MSMEs, and through single-window portal all clearances and approvals can be obtained online.

Ashwani Kumar, Assistant Manager, National Small Industries Corporation informed that technical and marketing support is being provided to MSMEs free of cost.

Earlier, R.S. Sachdeva, Chairman of Punjab Committee, PHD Chamber, said that MSME sector requires hand-holding by all stakeholders especially the government and the financial institutions to grow and stay competitive especially in the global marketplace.

NSS Unit of GGSCW organizes “Rally For Rivers” Seminar

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Chandigarh 20th September:- NSS unit in collaboration with Environment society of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh organized "Rally For Rivers" seminar in the college today. Volunteers from Isha Foundation enlightened the students about the importance of rivers. The students were motivated to grow more trees in order to avoid soil erosion and floods. They emphasized on participation for rally for rivers by everyone who consumes water. A poster making and slogan writing competition was also held to highlight the cause of depleting rivers.

College Principal, Dr. Charanjeet Kaur Sohi applauded the efforts of college students and motivated them to contribute towards the noble cause.

Measles Rubella Campaign Achieves Target of 92% in Chandigarh: Immunize 2,84,735 Children in the Age Group of 9 Months to 15 Years

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Chandigarh 20th September:- Measles Rubella Campaign in UT Chandigarh has achieved the target of 92 % after immunizing 2,84,735 children in the age group of 9 months to 15 years. The MR Vaccination is being carried out in government and private schools .Also the outreach sessions are being conducted in Aanganwadi centers and all health facilities of Chandigarh. In 6 major hospitals i.e. PGIMER-12, GMCH-32, GMSH-16, CH-22, CH-45 and CH- Manimajra the MR vaccination is carried out daily and in rest of the health facilities MR vaccination is twice week i.e. Wednesday and Saturday.

The 3rd State Task Force meeting of MR Campaign was held under the chairmanship of Sh. Anurag Agarwal, Health cum Home Secretary, Chandigarh Administration wherein all the stakeholder were geared up to cover each and every child of Chandigarh with MR Vaccination.

The Health Department, UT Chandigarh appreciated the efforts of all the schools and the staff working hard for successful implementation of MR Vaccination Campaign. Amongst the private schools, St. Joseph's Sr Sec School, Sector 44, Chandigarh and amongst the govt. schools, the Government High School, Hallomajra, Chandigarh have achieved highest MR vaccination coverage. But, there are few schools where the MR Vaccination Campaign is lagging behind and the catch up sessions in these schools would be planned after the examinations are over.

The representatives from WHO, UNICEF, PGIMER, GMCH-32, LIONS International and were also present in the meeting. 

PGIMER Pediatric Surgeons Makes a Mark: Attend 30th International Symposium on Pediatric Surgical Research

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Chandigarh 20th September:- A team of 10 pediatric surgeons from PGIMER led by Prof Ram Samujh, Head of Department of Pediatric Surgery attended 30th International Symposium on Pediatric Surgical Research and update on newborn and fetal surgery organized by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi at New Delhi .

Prof Ram Samujh chaired a scientific session with Michael Hollwarth (Graz, Austria) and Dr. Agostino Pierro (Toronto, Canada).

Fifteen cutting edge research and scientific papers were presented by the Department of Pediatric Surgery in the conference.

The poster entitled "Urethral Duplication in Boys" presented by Dr. Umesh Bahadur Singh (Senior Resident) under the supervision of Prof J.K. Mahajan has been awarded the best poster award by the Scientific Committee of the Workshop.

Faculty Bids Farewell to Four Eminent PGI Professors

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Chandigarh 20th September:- PGI Faculty bid farewell to four eminent Heads of Departments who superannuated recently. Prof Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER presided over a function to honor Prof Rajendra Prasad, Prof Rajinder Singh, Prof KLN Rao and Prof S.C.Verma on their superannuation. Many heads of the departments, former directors and professors were present. 

Samsung Consolidates Smartphones Leadership in Punjab: Launches Exciting Festive Offers

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Chandigarh 20th September:- Samsung, India's number one mobile phone company and country's most trusted brand, has further strengthened its leadership in Punjab. Samsung Galaxy J series is India's most popular smartphone series and the recently launched Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J7 Max have received an overwhelming response. To acknowledge the love and trust of consumers in Punjab, Samsung India today announced the "Never Mind" offer for buyers of Samsung smartphones.

Samsung's "Never Mind" offer brings peace of mind to consumers and extends across popular models above INR 9,000. This includes the J Series, A Series, C series, On series and flagship S Series and Note Series.

Ahead of the festive season, Samsung recently launched its flagship Galaxy Note8 in India, offering the next level Note for people who want to do bigger things.

Aditya Babbar, General Manager, Mobile Business, Samsung India said that our focus on consumer-centric innovations and providing superior products and services to consumers have made Samsung India's top brand. The 'Never Mind' offer is our way of thanking the people of Punjab for their love and trust. Samsung has always believed in creating value for consumers through innovative features and the latest offer bears testimony to Samsung's commitment to consumer delight. Aditya Babbar said that the "Never Mind" offer is aimed at adding to the joy and excitement of the festive season with a one-time screen replacement offer. Under Samsung's "Never Mind" offer, consumers can avail one-time replacement of a broken screen within 12 months of purchase by paying INR 990 at the time of repair. The offer is valid on purchases between September 21, 2017 and October 21, 2017.

He added that our exciting new J series of smartphones backed by Make for India innovations have helped us strengthen our leadership in Punjab.

The recently launched Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J7 Max are offered with new features that consumers have really come to appreciate. Features like Social Camera, out of the box Android Nougat and Samsung Pay have increased the appeal of Galaxy J. Every third smartphone sold in India today is a Galaxy J.

 Samsung's disruptive payments platform -Samsung Pay - is revolutionizing the way people carry out their day-to-day payments & transactions. Samsung Pay allows Samsung smartphone users to simply tap and pay with their phones without needing to carry the physical card. Under 'Make for India' innovations, Samsung has also integrated mobile wallets like Paytm and MobiKwik along with the government's Unified Payments Interface in the Samsung Pay platform.

Aditya Babbar shared further that Samsung plans to execute the festive bonanza via its wide retail network of more than 7,000 partner stores, 150 exclusive stores and 78 service centers across the state of Punjab.


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

CMA CGM Group Signs Strategic Partnership with Infosys to Accelerate Transformation of its Information Systems

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Chandigarh 19th September:- The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in container shipping, and Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, today announced a strategic seven-year partnership which will simplify and transform CMA CGM's IT applications and improve customer service experience.

As part of the agreement, and at the request of CMA CGM, Infosys will open a Delivery Center (DC) in Marseille, which will become a key hub attracting and enhancing local expertise.

Infosys will also acquire CMA CGM's Innovation and Delivery Center in Dubai, UAE, expanding its footprint in the Middle East.

These new systems will allow CMA CGM to be more flexible and innovative in a dynamic industry.

Rajesh Krishnamurthy, President and Head of Europe, Infosys, said that simplifying the technology footprint and leveraging next-generation technologies is the need of the hour for the hyper-competitive shipping and logistics industry. We look forward to helping CMA CGM leapfrog to the next-generation of software-led business innovation which is customer friendly, cost effective and flexible. Infosys is keen to leverage its logistics industry experience and assist CMA CGM with its business transformation journey.

Rodolphe Saadé, CEO, CMA CGM, said that innovation and digitalization are at the heart of our strategy. Our ambition is to create a competitive advantage by offering our customers state-of-the-art technologies. The partnership with Infosys is key to attaining this objective. By setting up their Center for Innovation in Marseille, CMA CGM, as well as the region, will benefit from both their expertise and their proximity.

छठ पूजा पर्व मनाने के लिए स्थायी जगह मुहैया कराने की मांग

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Chandigarh 19th September:- गांव दड़वा में छठ पूजा का पर्व मनाने की तैयारियों के सिलसिले में ग्राम पंचायत से गुजारिश की गई कि डिस्पेंसरी के पास इस पर्व को मनाने के लिए स्थायी जगह मुहैया कराई जाए। पूर्वाँचल छठ कमेटी के सदस्य सुनील कुमार गुप्ता, हरिन्द्र प्रसाद, पारस साहा, राजेश्वर सिंह, जहरूल आलम, प्रभुनाथ गोस्वामी,विनय सिंह, शिवजी यादव, नन्दू गुप्ता आदि इस मांग को लेकर सरपंच गुरप्रीत सिंह हैप्पी से मिले उन्हें इस बाबत प्रस्ताव सौंपा। जिस पर हैप्पी ने कार्रवाई का आश्वासन दिया।


DRecords Announces its First Duet Album in Sanskrit by Children

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Chandigarh 19th September:- DRecords an independent music label mentored by the stalwart performer, author and composer Daler Mehndi and run by his wife Taran Mehndi is set to release its first Sanskrit song performed by a 7 year old girl from Mumbai, Lovely and her 10 year old brother Krishna.

The brother sister duo perform the praise song or strotra of the Vindhyawasini Ma innocently with lots of love and dedication.

The powerful devi, the daughter of Nand ji and Yashodha who mocked Kansa, slipped off his hands to reside in the astounding Vindhyanchal mountains is revered as one of the Shaktipeeths. The strot praises the divine aspects of the Devi who is considered an incarnate of Goddess Durga.

The song is composed by Babloo Kumar, the robust rhythm substantiating the powerful deity. Backing vocals are by Pandit Sagar Shende, Ashwani and a budding rapper from Indore Amit Mady.

The peppy strotam or strot will resonate with you and the innocent voices of the singers Lovely and Krishna will touch a chord.

The talented brother sister duo are very excited to present a beautiful gift for the worshippers of Ma Durga with their powerful rendition of Vindhyavasini Strot.

Rishabh Chaddha Talks About His Role in Upcoming Show "Aadat Se Majboor"

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Chandigarh 19th September:- Sony SAB is coming up with new office comedy called Aadat Se Majboor. The talented actor Rishabh Chaddha will be essaying the role of Jamnadas Dhirubhai Majethia fondly called as JD. JD is a street smart person who always finds shortcut to earn money. JD works as a sales person for the magazine 'City Chakkar'. In a brief conversation with Rishabh.

How does it feel to be part of this show?

It feels great to be part of 'Aadat Se Majboor' as after the entire rebranding SAB have raised their bar in terms of comedy. We actors have to put a lot of efforts to get our comic timing correct. This show has one of the best cast and crew that he has worked with. There is a great positive vibe on the set because of which all of us actors get motivated.

How will you describe your character?

His character is named JD who is a small town guy. He is a part of a rich group but he is not rich. He is street smart. JD believes that money is the most important factor in life. He wants to earn lots of money, through a simple short cut of marrying a rich man's only daughter. JD is also quite lazy due to which is gets late for everything.

Do you relate to yourself with JD?

Every actor has to connect to the character they are playing to feel and associate with it. The same way JD and Rishabh are two different people but only thing that connects them is that they both are street smart. If he had to not relate to his character, he would have said he is opposite of JD.

What were the challenges faced for this show?

Every director has a different way of working. As an actor initially it was difficult to adjust with his director who has completely different working style than he has worked before. With time he managed to cope up with it. But yes these challenges are making him a better person and a better actor.

Breathtaking Performances by Jugni Cultural & Youth Welfare Club

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Chandigarh 19th September:- The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Chandigarh, in collaboration with Pracheen Kala Kendra, organized a performance of Folk Songs & Dances of Punjab at Kosers' Auditorium, Pracheen Kala Kendra, Mohali on yesterday late evening.

Divulging further, Davinder Singh, President of the Jugni Cultural & Youth Welfare Club said that ICCR is organizing cultural performances by artistes in the region every month under the "Horizon Series" programme thus contributing towards promotion and propagation of rich cultural traditions of the region. In this series of the council, Religious Song 'Shukar Dateya' was presented by Lakhbir Singh Lakhi, Folk Dance 'Luddi' was very mesmerizingly showcased by Gurmeet Kaur, Simarpreet Kaur, Sparshdhar, Ankita Kanwar, Arshdeep Kaur, Himani, Money, Tejdeep Kaur, Harmi, Gurleen Kaur and Supriya Dolly, Bachan Ram, Surmukh, Sigar, Gagandeep Singh and Harshdeep Singh Lakhi. 'Kawishri (Lok Tatth)' by Hardeep Singh, Sehajdeep Singh and Vishwajit Singh.

The wonderful presentation of 'Vaar (Baba Banda Singh Bahadur' by Harman, Hardeep & Vishwajit Singh, folk song 'Mitti Da Bawa' by Gurmeet Kular, 'Mirza' by Gagangeet, song 'Na Bachdey Vekhe Nagniye' by Lakhvir Singh Lakhi, 'Beenbaja Nachar' by Garjaram and party, another song by Honey, Martial Dance 'Gatka' by Jagdeep Singh, Harmanjit Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Ishwinder Singh, Balbir Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Vikas, Honey, Harneet Singh, Parwinder Kaur, Diljit Singh, Kala, Sarbjeet and Batta and that of 'Bhangra' by Ashmit Singh, Suvansh, Amanjot Singh, Sahil, Manpreet Singh, Saagar, Dilbagh and Gurinder Singh left the audience dancing who were spellbound by the talented artists of Jugni Cultural & Youth Welfare Club.