Saturday, 19 August 2017

Property Consultants Association Holds its Executive Body meeting: Discuss Conversion of Residential Property from Lease Hold to Free Hold

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Chandigarh 19th August:-  Property Consultants Association (Regd), Chandigarh, held its urgent Executive Body meeting in Chandigarh Club. The meeting was attended by many members  to discuss and welcome the decision of Chandigarh Administration regarding Conversion of Residential Property in Chandigarh from Lease hold to Free hold and for giving special thanks to H.E. V.P.Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator, U.T., Chandigarh for giving this relief to the residents of Chandigarh.  It was the long pending demands of the residents of City Beautiful.

In the meeting it was also discussed that Administration is planning to co-relate the conversion charges with the collector rates which are already very high and various associations of are already requesting the Administration to reduce the collector rates.  It will not be out place to mention here that Punjab and Haryana Govt. have already reduced the collector rates in view of slow down of the market. 

Kamaljit Singh Punchhi, Chairman, suggested that the administration should covert the properties of those applicants who had already applied on the old rates i.e. @ 1710/- per S.Yds in the public interest.

Kamal Gupta,  General Secretary, suggested that if at all Govt. wants to change  the conversion charges a nominal change should be done which should be within the reach of public, so that maximum number of persons should be able to take benefit of the scheme and also generate revenue for the Administration.

Rajiv Avasthi, President and J.D.Gupta, Legal Advisor urged the authorities for introduction of conversion policy for commercial and industrial properties also from lease hold to freehold.  If this is done it will lead to increase in sale purchase of properties in Chandigarh.  The Buyer of Chandigarh will not go to Mohali and Panchkula.

It was also decided to meet the Administrator on this issue very soon.

DST-Center for Policy Research PU organizes Round Table Meet on Public-Private Partnership

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Chandigarh 19th August:-  A Round Table Meet titled 'Developing Country Specific Models for the Promotion of R&D via Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode' was organized by the DST-Centre for Policy Research, Panjab University(PU), Chandigarh, here today with the objective of promoting Industry-Academia Partnership of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy of the Government of India.

Dr. V. K. Saraswat, Member of NITI Aayog and Chancellor, JNU in his inaugural address, emphasized strongly for linking universities with industries & national research laboratories and setting up of dedicate funds for state universities for strengthening their R&D. He also shared the importance of Industry-Academia Research Collaborations in the success of ISRO for the development of Satellites and Rockets. He defined the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in order to overcome the impediments in pursuing successful collaborative research. Dr Saraswat congratulated DST-CPR team at Panjab University, on compiling large scientific information. He stated this information as precious and underlined that it can be used as a database and finally integrates into guidelines for Science, Technology, and Innovation & Research.

The Guest of honor, Dr. Girish Sahni (DG, CSIR), apprised the audience about the acceptance of CSIR by the international bodies in the domain of Science & Technology. Dr. Baldev Raj (Director NIAS, and Chairman of Policy Research Cell, DST, New Delhi) & Dr. Neeraj Sharma, Head PRC, DST, New Delhi informed the audience about the genesis of establishing Centers of Policy Research at five locations in India.

Prof. Rupinder Tewari, Coordinator, DST-Centre for Policy Research at Panjab University, Chandigarh gave a compact presentation on the activities undertaken by DST-CPR at PU, Chd in promoting Industry-Academia interface and PPP  in India. He also presented successful models of PPP in R&D in India, compiled by DST-Centre for Policy Research. The participants shared their experiences for the development of institutions, Centers for Excellence, Innovation Parks, incentivizations of R&D activities being performed in Public and Private R&D Sector. It was unanimously agreed that there should be free exchange of scientist of universities and industries. In addition, Emphasis was laid upon for establishment of independent Industry-Academia Interface at Regional Level.

Prof. Arun K Grover (Vice Chancellor, PU, Chd.) informed the audience about creation of Chandigarh Region Innovation & Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC) as a single window for the industry for gaining access to the Academic Excellence & Infrastructure of 27 Institutes of Higher Learning & Research located in and around Chandigarh. The recommendations of the Meet will be submitted to DST, GoI, New Delhi for further deliberations.  

The meeting was attended by directors of large corporates (Reliance India ltd., HCL Technologies), Innovation Research Parks (IIT-Madras & IIT-Delhi), National Research Laboratories & Universities.

 Later, while talking to the press, Dr. V. K. Saraswat elaborated that  Think tank has been created for supporting the Govt. in the policy analysis and framework to ensure that the participation of the States is 100% in the planning, execution and monitoring process. He informed that NITI Ayog is focusing on heath, agriculture, education, Make in India, and other schemes of Govt. of India initiated by Hon'ble PM. He appreciated the efforts of PU and said that PU has compiled entire information under the leadership of Prof Rupinder Tiwari on India's R&D system  and the basic purpose of this meet was to bring entire domain of policies for research and technical development so that synergy between Industry, Academia, National Laboratories could be improved by policy guidelines. It is to find out ways to improve utilisation of equipment in various National Labs by the Industry and Academia, how to provide facilities of the Industry to the Universities, he added. Also, need of the hour is to see that the teachers go to the Industry to know their demands and also to bring Industry to Universities for helping in Innovation and Development he stressed.

The purpose of the policy guidelines will be to systemize across the globe so that the Central/State Universities and the IIT's have a model. 

Govt. Move to Hike Import Duties in Palm Oil: Brings Cheer to Oil Palm Farmers and Industry

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Chandigarh 19th August:-  OPDPA (Oil Palm Developers and Processors Association), the nodal agency for oil palm development in India, cheered the latest move by the government to increase the import duties on Palm Oil. This is a tremendous boost to the industry as the duty hike will help farmers to get remunerative price for their produce and help the domestic processing industry remain self-sufficient.

The government has announced raising of import duty on crude Palm Oil to 15% from current 7.5% and refined palm oil to 25% from the current 15%.  The impact of increase on crude Palm Oil alone translates to around Rs.40-60 crore extra in the hands of the farmer.

Sanjay Goenka, President of Oil Palm Developers and Processors Association (OPDPA), said that the move by government brings in a strong sense of self-sufficiency to the Oil Palm ecosystem. The price paid to the farmer is based on the realization that Palm Oil fetches in the market. Increase in import duty helps in increase of price of palm products, thereby resulting in higher price of the produce to the farmers.

While this development is extremely positive and addresses some of the challenges – there is a need to ensure that the farmer is protected from price fluctuations. Currently, the price of the produce is fixed by a scientific formula, derived by the CACP committee, which links the price payable to the farmer to the landed cost of crude palm oil. A price stability mechanism is required to keep farmer's price remunerative at all times.

The association is continuing its persuasion with the Government to protect the interests of the Oil Palm farmer by requesting the Government to bring in a strong MSP framework that insulates the farmer from market forces.

Commenting on the developmentP. Narender Reddy, Sales Head 3F Oil Palm Pvt. Ltd. said that the Oil Palm industry can play a very important part in making India self-sufficient towards its edible oil needs. Oil Palm is a very versatile product that finds multiple uses in industry, generating large scale employment and contributes to the growth of the underdeveloped regions. If it continues to receive the encouragement it deserves and its potential is fully leveraged, it can help in saving millions of dollars of valuable foreign exchange against import of Palm Oil.

Fresher’s Party at GGSCW-26

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Chandigarh 19th August:- Joyful exuberance and high spirits marked the Fresher's Party organized by students and staff of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26 on August 19, 2017. Aptly called Fresher's Party, the purpose of the event was to make the new students feel like an integral part of the college family. The enthusiasm of young girls dressed in their best attire filled beautiful colors to the campus.

The event was set on course by spectrum of dance items with foot tapping music, including Manipuri, Rajasthani, Western and Punjabi dance performances. The audience was kept enthralled with dance and modelling which was artistically presented. The students on stage were encouraged and supported by their seniors and teachers.




Mehak Chopra (BA )


Diksha (M.Sc IT )


Navpreet Kaur (BA)


Vidhi (B.Com)


Swati (MSc IT)

Dr. Charanjeet Kaur Sohi, Principal welcomed the "daughters" of GGSCW and highlighted that such programs generate feelings of fraternity among students of the college. The Principal admired the whole-hearted effort made by them and at the same time reminded them to be true to their academic goals too. 

Organ Donation Awareness Campaign of ROTTO PGIMER Concluded

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Chandigarh 19th August:- The gap between demand and supply is burgeoning with every passing day in view of the increased incidence of lifestyle diseases. We need intensified and impactful awareness campaigns to reduce this gap. People must come forward, pledge their organs and keep their families informed about their decision. This move will save thousands who die for want of organs. This was stated Prof. Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER while addressing at the Concluding Ceremony of ROTTO PGIMER's Organ Donation Awareness Campaign here at PGIMER today. The Campaign was kicked off on 3rd August.

The other dignitaries present on the occasion included the top leadership of PGIMER including Prof. D. Behera, Dean (Research), Prof. Rajesh Kumar, Dean (Academic), Amitabh Avasthi, DDA, Prof. Anil K. Gupta, MS-cum-Head, Dept. of Hospital, Sushil Thakur, I.A.A.S, FA, and Dr. Vipin Koushal, Nodal Officer, ROTTO, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Though PGIMER has to its credit some pioneer work done in the space of organ transplantation space, but every transplant begins with a donation. So it is not simply a clinical endeavor, but at its core, it reflects a humanitarian act of compassion and kindness. Whenever any patient receives this gift of life, we see the impact of this kind act of Organ Donation." added the Director who had been rightly pitching for community involvement to promote the cause. He opined that the problem of low donation rates can be overcome by engaging with multiple stakeholders through these awareness drives.

The director also felicitated 28 volunteers including students, teachers, NSS coordinators from various schools of the city who had spearheaded different infotainment activities organized to promote the altruistic cause of organ donation during the campaign launched on 3rd August by ROTTO PGIMER.  

Through the campaign, ROTTO PGIMER collaborated with multiple stake-holders ranging from religious outfits, educational institutions and NGOs to media houses, corporate bodies, financial institutions including Vishwas Meditation, NDTV, Fortis, Canara Bank, Chandigarh College of Engineering & Technology, Sector 26, Govt. Senior Secondary Schools of Sector 20, 20-D, 19 and 32, Carmel Convent, Rotary Club, Himachal Youth Brigade, PGIMER Faculty Association to mention a few and organized engagement activities and awareness sessions in Chandigarh and adjoining states.  

Encouraged by the positive response towards the Organ Donation Campaign, Prof. Anil K. Gupta, Medical Superintendent-cum-Head, Dept. of Hospital Administration, PGIMER shared that many people find talk of organ donation uncomfortable and perhaps morbid, and others believe organ donation is a good thing but put off doing something about it for another day. So the campaign was launched with intent to reach out and engage with multiple partners to educate them about the cause, dispel myths around the subject and encourage them to sign up as organ donors.

Reiterating the same sentiment, Dr Vipin Koushal, Nodal Officer, ROTTO PGIMER said that considering the fact that organ donation is not less because there are no potential donors but because the potential donors do not convert into actual donors due to the lack of knowledge, awareness and socio-cultural views. To address this issue, ROTTO PGIMER has been proactively tapping multiple windows of opportunities to embed awareness about organ donation in public conscience. In our country with high rate of road accidents, probably one death every 3.6 minutes in road accidents, deceased donor transplantation offers a second chance of life for many. Hence awareness can really play a savior.

Established in March, 2016 under the aegis of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the Union Ministry of Health, PGIMER designated as ROTTO (Regional Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization) has been creating awareness among people on deceased organ donation to garner traction for the cause. As an outcome of these consistent efforts, PGIMER is witnessing an increasing trend in organ donation with 33 cadaver organ donations already in this year till date as compared to 27 throughout in 2016. Till date, the transplants done by PGIMER are as follows :  Kidney : 3586 (Live 3340; Cadaver 246); Liver : 32; Heart : 4; Pancreas :11, Lung : 1 and Cornea : 3405.

Vikram Rana, NSS State Liaison Officer, Chandigarh Administration, awarded on the occasion, stated that encouraging participation from the students to inculcate awareness among family members to promote Organ Donation can have huge impact in changing the mind sets as the students can act as 'change agents.

Sanya Chhabra from Carmel Convent School and one of the awardees shared her happiness as she said that it is an incredible gesture on the part of PGIMER. We will try our best to disseminate the information about this noble cause.

The event concluded with the felicitation of the volunteers.


Mirchi Gang of Girls organizes Power Drive

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Chandigarh 19th August:- Mirchi, India's No. radio station, has always championed contemporary issues which are relevant to society. One such issue is women's safety and sexual harassment against women. Mirchi Chandigarh organized a "Power Drive" in the city on 18th August led by its Gang of Girls (Mirchi's team of spunky female RJs Charu, Aashi and Mehak). This Power Drive involved a large group of women who rode through Chandigarh making a statement for women's safety in the city especially at night.

The rally started from the Sector 7 Market–Madhya Marg to Housing board 10 PM covering approximately 5 kms. The Chief Guests for the event were the stars of the new Punjabi movie Rocky Mental–ParmishVerma and Tannu Kaur Gill.

When asked about the initiative, ParmishVerma said that this is an issue that is very close to my heart. The safety of women, especially in this beautiful city of ours, is something we all need to work together to ensure. He commends Radio Mirchi for taking up the cause of raising awareness about it.

Tannu Kaur Gill agreed and said that she is so happy to be able to be a part of this event. Women should feel safe anywhere and anytime in Chandigarh and we need to raise awareness about this.

On the initiative, Bhanu Pratap Singh Chauhan, Cluster Head , Punjab & HP, Radio Mirchi said that we were excited to be a part of this initiative of a power drive for women. At Mirchi we have always strongly supported progressive thinking and consider women's safety as a matter of great importance. Through this initiative we want to convey this message to our lakhs of listeners in and around the tricity area. We are very happy that so many people came out in support of this event as it shows how important this is, not just to us at Mirchi, but also to the people of Chandigarh.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Daler Mehndi Celebrates His 50th Birth Anniversary

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Chandigarh 18th August:-  Daler Mehndi is India's coveted Pop Icon, the country's celebrated Live Performer and a prolific songwriter, composer, musician, environmentalist and philanthropist.

Born into a family of Gurbani singers, Daler Mehandi began performing on stage with his father at the age of 4. Endowed with a distinctive, perfect pitched voice and a pugnacious spirit, he ran away from home to seek training in the classical Indian vocal tradition from the Late Ustad Rahat Ali Khan of Patiala Gharana of Gorakhpur, UP.

In a country hooked onto film music, his 1995 breakthrough album Bolo To Ra Ra went double- platinum and created a new genre that came to be labeled Indipop. His fourth consecutive chart toping albumTunak Tunak Tun is probably the greatest grosser in non- film music in India to this day. India's first green technology video become an Internet phenomena and the song that became an anthem worldwide and also got adopted by the World of War craft community.

Non drinker, deeply spiritual, always dressed in signature long flowing robes, bejeweled, turban and jewelry, his snappy fashion and eye- catching outfits have earned him Elle magazine's "Most Stylish Person in Music"award.

His extensive body of work and the stage have earned him many titles like the "Messiah of Masti," "Sardar of Swing", He is all that He is Bigger than the Beatles."

Daler Mehndi is currently one of the highest paid play back singers of the motion picture industry of India. With 52 million views in the Telugu version of the super duper successful FilmBaahubali , 28 million in Tamil and 20 million in Hindi, Daler Mehndi etched his named as a voice to reckon with. Not only has he vowed his Punjabi fans, but also fans across languages, cultures, faiths, countries.  The motivational singer has inspired the nation with his Sher Ki Dahaad in Dangal and moved every soul with his par excellence performance in Mirzya which he calls, the song of his soul. With Kudiyan Shehr Diyan for the Deol brothers to be released in September, another Kannada song, and the title track for Saif ALI's Chef in the pipeline and back to back concert performances, Daler Mehndi is enjoying entertaining his fans.

The award winning recording artist is a noted environmentalist, promoting and advocating taking care of mother nature by setting an example by planting 12,00,000 trees in New Delhi , he is humanitarian and philanthropist running a 24 hour free kitchen for the homeless. 

He has to his credit an invention of an instrument which he has named Swar Mandir a combination of Rabaab Tanpura and Swar Mandal, which was released with the blessings of the Late Sitar Maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar ji in the capital in 2012.

He continually re-inventes himself and his art at breakneck speed and illogical disjointedness.  It seem as though time was always at a premium. He deconstructs that which makes him singular, and then a new element arises to confound and entice the masses who think they have just figured out his latest incarnation. His USP is his Originality.

Daler Mehndi is regarded for the intellectual depth of his work both by the critics and the Music industry. MTV refers to him as the Artist whose art straddles the classes and the masses.

He has pioneered with technology over the years. Introduced the green screen technology in India in 1998 with Tunak Tunak, then introduced HD cameras in music videos in 2003 and this August he has taken a notch higher by being the first Asian to produce a VR (Virtual Reality) music video for Samsung USA. 

Capt. Amarinder Singh Inaugurates Digitized New Section of Library at Punjab and Haryana High Court

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Chandigarh 18th August:-  Chief Minister, Punjab  Capt. S. Amarinder Singh had visited  in the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association  for inauguration  of Digitized New Section of Library and share his views with the Members of the Bar Association. Hon'ble Justice S.J. Vazifdar, Chief Justice & Other Hon'ble Judges of Punjab & Haryana High Court have presided over the function. A large number of Advocates including, Advocate General Punjab and Advocate General Haryana, Additional Solicitor General of India and Assistant Solicitor General of India have also attended the function.

On this occasion Capt. Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab has announced Rs. 50 Lacs (Fifty Lacs ) for the Welfare of the Members of the Bar Association and the Development of the Bar Association of Punjab & Haryana High Court.  Dr. Anmol Rattan Sidhu, President, Ms. Puneeta Sethi, Vice President, Ravinder Singh Randhawa, Honorary Secretary, Gagandeep Jammu, Treasurer and Ms. Loveinder Kaur Brar, Joint Secretary of Punjab & Haryana High Court Bar Association have thanked the Chief Minister Punjab for the above said announcement. The Office Bearers of the High Court Bar Association have also given a Charter of Demand on behalf of the Members of Punjab & Haryana High Court Bar Association, Chandigarh. The Chief Minister Punjab has also given a assurance to the High Court Bar Association that in future also he will  work  for legal fraternity  and he will try to fulfill all the demands  of the Members of the Bar.

MC Employees Pledge for Harmony & Integrity

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Chandigarh 18th August:-  Asha Jaswal, Mayor, B. Purushartha, Commissioner, Saurav Mishra, and Uma Shankar Gupta, Additional Commissioners, N.P. Sharma, Chief Engineer, all officers and employees of MC of offices located in Sector 17 office pledged for the observance of "Sadbhavana Diwas" for maintaining the harmony and Integrity of the Nation.

They committed that they will work for the emotional oneness and harmony of all the people of India regardless of caste, creed, region, religion or language. They shall resolve all differences among them through dialogue and constitutional means without resorting to violence.

They shall work unstintingly for eradication of corruption in all spheres of life and shall remain vigilant and work towards the growth and reputation of the organization. Through their collective efforts, they shall resolve all differences among them through dialogue and constitutional means without resorting to violence.



9th Blood Donation Camp at Quadrant Televentures Ltd. Mohali

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Chandigarh 18th August:- Quadrant Televentures Ltd. Mohali the organization behind the brand Connect Broadband in Punjab has been organizing voluntary Blood Donation Camp since 2010 at their Head Office in Mohali.

The camp used to be organized every year on the eve of the Independence Day in collaboration with the PGI Blood Bank Society. All over 790 units have been donated at the camps in the 8 years combined.

The Management & Employees of the Company are committed towards contributing to the society by participating in various CSR activities from time to time.

They believe that it is very important for all the business houses & organizations to actively participate & contribute towards the welfare & development of the society.

This was the 9th Blood Donation Camp in 8 years at Mohali in addition to many Blood Donation Camps organized at zones.

These Blood Donation Camps are a part of the Company's commitment towards development & well being of the Society & the Nation.

Role of Photojournalists in Media is Vital: CM Amrinder Singh

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Chandigarh 18th August:- The Role of photojournalists in media world is too vital, hence this work field has got immense new dimensions, this was stated by Chief Minister Punjab Captain Amrinder Singh while inaugurating the three day long photo exhibition being organized by Photojournalists Welfare Association to mark the 178th World Photography Day at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh. Present also on occasion were MLA Mohali Balbir Singh Sidhu, Former Minister Balwant Singh Ramuwalia, Advisor to CM, BIS Chahal and Media Advisor to Chief Minister Raveen Thukral.

Photojournalists Welfare Association has attributed this edition of photo exhibition to Late S Paul, legendary photojournalists of Indian Media who died very recently.

The exhibition houses a total of 110 frames which represents the best work of photojournalists of region.

Akhilesh Kumar, President, PJWA, said that we want to serve this exhibition as the platform of those clicks of our photojournalists which do not get due space in publishing newspapers but deserve a mention at exhibition. We have received an overwhelming response across Canada and Gulf countries from our Chandigarh based photojournalists so that locals can have a feel of overseas culture.

Exhibition is also displaying the work of Chief Minister and Governor. "It is a matter of pride for us Chief Minister has sent three frames of his photography collection of his South Africa wildlife tour. Also His Excellency, the Governor Punjab VP Badnore is a class photographer. We have displayed his nine frames which he had clicked of his Rajasthan and Ladakh sojourn.

The exhibition will be concludes on August 20 in the presence of His Excellency Governor Punjab VP Badnore. A total of nine veteran photojournalists will be felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the occasion.

Goan Food Festival at Hotel Taj Chandigarh from 18th to 27th August

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Chandigarh 18th August:- Chef de Cuisine EdridgeVaz adds a Goan gourmet flavour to the monsoons of City Beautiful, as he takes over the Dera kitchens at Taj Chandigarh for a ten day food festival from 18th to 27th August 2017.

Having collected over a decade of experience while working at various hotels like Vivanta by Taj–Panjim, he recently took over as Chef de Cuisine for the Goan speciality restaurant Alegria, at Taj Exotica Goa. Chef Edridge played a vital role in enhancing the menu at Taj Exotica, Benaulim and was promoted from Demi Chef de Partie to Chef de Partie within a span of a year

The menu that Chef offers is a comprehensive collection of almost all the signature dishes of Goa. Right from the very famous prawn curry to mutton xacuti one finds it all on the menu. Vegetarian delights like potato cafreal and tendli sukka and more will have you transported to the land of sand and sea. Some very interesting and authentic dishes like chouris pao and Goan rice must not be overlooked by those wanting to experience the local flavours of this port town. Those with a sweet-tooth will be able to relish some authentic bebinca and dodol too.

While Chef has trained extensively, he does attribute the genuine flavours of his dishes to his growing up in Chorao, a small town near Goa. Smiling about the secret spices that his mother used, he tell us how he enjoys making pork vindaloo a lot even today and rates it as one of his best and favourite dishes.

Surinder Singh General Manager Taj Chandigarh is 'always looking to bring in new cuisines to the city'. Having spent enough time in Goa himself, he is well adept with the various dishes on the menu and is very excited about the festival. He goes on to state that 'not only are the dishes cooked in authentic spices for the perfect flavour, the music and ambience of the restaurant has also been adapted in keeping with the region.'

Open for lunch and dinner, the Goan Food Festival at Taj Chandigarh promises to bring in several gourmet delicacies from 'the perfect holiday destination.'

Tenali Rama Puts Tathacharaya in Trouble

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Chandigarh 18th August:- Pandit Rama Krishna a.k.a Tenali Rama comes to Vijayanagar Kingdom to be part of King Krishnadevraya's court. With great difficultly and efforts Rama finally became part of King Krishnadevraya's darbaar. He was appointed as Vidushak which Tathacharya did not appreciate much. Later, Tathacharya creates all kind of trouble for Rama in the court but this time around Rama puts Tathacharya in trouble.

In the upcoming track, Rama who solves the problem of Sindoorpat by creating two duplicate Sindoorpats for both the Queens, he handovers the real Sindoorpat to King Krishnadevraya. Satisfied and happy with Rama's solution, the king gives the real Sindoorpat for a puja of the village Goddess to Tathacharya and narrates how Rama got two Sindoorpats for Queens to solve the problem. Tathacharya who hates Rama decides to take advantage of this situation. He blackmails Rama about revealing the truth to both the ladies in such a way that he gets exposed in front of the entire kingdom during a get-together. But Rama immediately gets an idea and provokes Saudamini, Tathacharya's love interest to get the real Sindoorpat from Tathacharya and kept it for herself. Saudamini innocently asks for Sindoorpat and Tathacharya is left with no option but to give it to her. What will happen when the three ladies come face to face?  

Commenting on the track, Krishna Bharadwaj said that Rama is always in trouble because of Tathacharya and now he gets a chance to put Tathacharya in trouble. The track gets hilarious when all the three come face to face wearing the same Sindoorpat. Tathacharya feels helpless and asks Rama for help. The twist is will Rama help Tathacharya this time.

GGSCW organizes Eye and Dental Screening Camp

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Chandigarh 18th August:- The NSS Team of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector-26, Chandigarh, organized Eye and Dental Screening Camp for their students and staff on August 18, 2017. In all, around 300 students were screened for dental and eye ailments. The aim of the camp was to promote good heath and prevent diseases. Dr. Monga, a volunteer from Sri Guru Grath Sahib Seva Society made necessary arrangement for the camp. Dr Nitin, Eye Surgeon and Dr. Harmit Kaur, Dental Surgeon were present with their teams.

Dr. Charanjeet Sohi, principal of the college inaugurated the camp and applauded the efforts of the volunteers.

Admission Open for 11 Months Weekend Professional Programs at Pearl Academy

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Chandigarh 18th August:- Pearl Academy, India's leading institution in design, fashion, creative businesses and media announced that it has commenced admission process for 11 months weekend professional programs in Fashion Design (women's wear), Fashion Styling, Fashion Make-up and Interior Decoration. Eligibility for the admission is open to all enthusiasts and duration for the courses is 11 Months (weekends).

The students can apply online by visiting Pearl Academy They can also call Pearl Academy's Toll free number 1800 103 3005 to register.

Fashion Design (women's wear) - This professional certificate course will equip the student for fashion design and manufacturing opportunity. It is based on active learning methodology and learning includes industry visits, craft fair visits, museums of textiles and art.

Fashion Styling: This course is aimed at equipping the learners with the ability to style themselves and others aesthetically, to enhance their personal style image, appearance and grooming skills. This course imparts holistic value addition through image management, personal styling, appearance management, social etiquette and others

Fashion Make-up:   This course aims at introducing the professional skills required of a makeup artist, increasing the awareness of different products available in the current market, covering the basics from pre- foundations to makeup on a variety of faces. It includes Traditional and contemporary bridal and bridal party makeup, Runway, Theatre and cinema make-up.

Interior Decoration: Course introduces elements and principles of Interior Decoration, and develops an understanding of Décor elements to create visually appealing and aesthetical interior decoration schemes for Residential and Commercial spaces like Homes, Hospitality (Hotels, Restaurants), Commercial and Retail Spaces.

The Release of Rupinder Gandhi 2 The Robinhood Deferred by 13 Days Due to Unavoidable Reasons

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Chandigarh 18th August:- You call it a biography, you call it a drama, call it an action movie or simply call it a question to the audience. Punjabi film 'Rupinder Gandhi – The Gangster..?..The movie left a mark on the Punjabi Film Industry for being a hit blockbuster of Year 2015 and created a history in the industry. The biopic on Sarpanch Rupinder Gandhi was made under the banner of Dream Reality Movies. The team gathered the truths and good aspects of Rupinder Gandhi and tried to show it to the audience and their effort to leave the decision on the spectators whether he should be called a Gangster or not, was, to some extent proved to be on the positive side of Sarpanch Rupinder Gandhi that the Producers thought of making a sequel, "Rupinder Gandhi 2 The Robinhood" which will definitely force the audience to believe it that he shoudn't have been called a Gangster.

The team again started working on the concept and plot of the film but this time they were very sure that this movie will be made with hard core facts of his life, and Dev Kharoud will only play the lead role as he had lived that character for a long time and he had done justice to the character.

The movie is completed and was ready to release on the 25th of August, 2017 but the Producers are continuously getting one or the other true aspect and truth of Rupinder's life and they found few aspects to be so heart touching that they never wanted to leave those aspects untouched and they decided to change the date from 25th August, 2017 to 8th Sepetember, 2017 in order to bring out the complete true story of Sarpanch Rupinder Gandhi, so that the audience should know that he was not supposed to be called a Gangster but a Robinhood.

The Producers Ravneet Chahal, Daljit Singh Bola and Rajesh Arora said that they are very keen to show the exact life of Rupinder Gandhi and doesn't want to leave any aspect untouched and took this decision of changing the release date.

Cheap Lunch Provided to 46 Thousand People Under "Sadi Rasoi" Project: Jasbir Singh

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Chandigarh 18th August:- With an objective to provide cheap meal to the poor, needy & homeless people, the scheme named "Sadi Rasoi" started in the state in cooperation with Social organization Istri Shakti, has provided cheap meal to 46 thousand peoples, so far. This was stated by Assistant Commissioner (General) Jabir Singh alongwith Secretary District Red Cross Society while starting the noonmeal near ESI Hospital at Industrial Area Phase 7.

Jasbir Singh said that under the Project "Sadi Rasoi" cheap food is being served in front of Punjab School Education Board, Judicial Court Complex and Civil Hospital Phase- 6 Mohali. Now, expanding the serving area, cheap food has been started near ESI hospital at Industrial Area Phase -7, so that needy & poor people could avail hygienic food at a marginal amount of Rs. 10.  He said that the main objective of this scheme is to provide cheap and hygienic food to the poor, needy and homeless people at a nominal cost. He appealed the people to not to litter the food packets and use dustbins for dropping the garbage, so that cleanliness could be ensured. He further said that very soon this scheme will be started at sub division level. He further said that approximate 1000 food packets are being distributed daily by district Red Cross Society under the scheme. He said that on the first day of serving cheap food near ESI hospital, 200 food packets has been distributed.

During this Executive Magistrate Roop Singh, Secretary District Red Cross Society Rajmall, Social activist Er. P.S.Virdi,Industrialist Savinder Singh Khokhar, Praveen Kumar Kapoor, Gurcharan Singh, Smt. Kavita Singh and other reputed persons were present.

High Resolution CCTV Cameras Will Be Installed at Sensitive Places to Keep Close Watch: Chahal

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Chandigarh 18th August:- Various delicate areas in the district which are extremely sensitive and prone to criminal incidents will now be closely monitored through High resolution CCTV cameras. These cameras will also keep a close watch on anti social elements. Stating this SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said that 60 High resolution cameras have been installed at various sensitive places in the district and very soon 15 more cameras will be installed. Further depending upon the surveillance requirement, the number of cameras could be enhanced.

SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said that the High resolution cameras have been installed at Airport Road, Zirakpur, Kharar, Kurali, Derabassi, Bus Stand Mohali, Phase-7 lights, Phase 6 and other prominent places in the district. He said that these cameras will helpful in keeping a close watch on criminal incidents and other criminals like snatchers and snooping scammers. He said that installation of CCTV cameras will reduce the criminal incidents in the district.

SSP said that besides above, these cameras will also be helpful in traffic surveillance and keep a watch on commuters violating traffic rules. SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said that, there is a proposal for installation of these High resolution cameras in the various markets and it will bring down the theft cases. Kuldeep Singh Chahal said further that District Police is dedicatedly working for maintaining peace, law and order in the district and anti social elements will not be accepted at any cost. Seeking cooperation from the general public, he said that people should approach to the nearby police station in case any kind of anti social activity is observed by them, so that in time prevention of criminal incidents could be ensured.

Brilliance World School Celebrates Independence Day

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Chandigarh 18th August:- Brilliance World School, Sec 12, Panchkula celebrated the 71st Independence Day with great enthusiasm. An inter-house patriotic song competition was conducted on this occasion. Students from playschool and Grade-1 dressed up as the personalities associated with the freedom struggle. The Managing Committee handed over the trophies to the winning houses. Nilgiri won the 1st position,  Aravalli was 2nd and Vindhyachal bagged the 3rd place. The song 'Aao Bachho' by the school choir lifted the spirits of all.

The Chairman Shyam Sundar and Principal Niranjana Chatterjee extended their good wishes to the students.

Architecture is A Tough Profession: Sangeet Sharma

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Chandigarh 18th August:- Being an architect is touch, says one of the leading architects, Sangeet Sharma, who delves into the journey of a professional practice through his novel, 'Castles in the Air: Misadventures of a Profession".

An architect, author, poet, architectural critic, artist, motivational speaker, thinker, and a musician, Sangeet Sharma, opens the novel with a prologue to the book with the words, "Architecture is one hell of a profession."

Sangeet Sharma said that though it is fiction, it smacks of ground reality of being architecture.

The frustration of dealing with clients and their general distrust with the architects, unprofessional contractors and suppliers, and above all the lackadaisical attitude of the education system, which gets reflected through the protagonist who goes through the pain of the profession.

He explained that he has followed the writing style of A&D i.e. Appear and Disappear, where different characters in different milieu of this professional journey act their part in that particular segment or chapter and leave.

Many may not agree with my depiction of the professional pangs, but reality of practice prevails, and at times a creative professional finds stifled, about which Sangeet writes in the epilogue, with a concluding remarks, as the ultimate satisfying thoughts, "We are immortalized along with our buildings".

The book delights as one comes across the nitty-gritty of being an architect.

Sangeet is a visiting faculty to various architecture colleges, and professional fora, and has five other books to his credit, including Architectural Aesthetics, Publisher-Abhishek Publications;  Step by Step Hospital Designing and Planning, Publisher: JAYPEE publications; Architecture Life & Me, Publisher: Rupa & Co.; Corb's Capitol, Publisher: A3 Foundation/White Falcon; Archi Talks, Publisher: A3 Foundation; One book on English poetry "The Touch of Moon"

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Now Connect Customers to Get Double Reward Points for Each Transaction with Connect

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Chandigarh 17th August:- Connect Broadband, market leader in the Wire-line and Broadband segment today announced the launch of 'Connect Double Reward Point Program' for its customers across Punjab. On the occasion, Arvind Bali, CEO Connect Broadband & Videocon Telecom felicitated some of the customers who have been using Connect services since 2000.

Connect Reward program entitles customers to earn double benefit for the amount they spend on consuming any Connect product and service. The customers earn reward points for any transaction with Connect whether it is activating a VAS service, or paying bills online, upgrading the plan, subscribing to e-bill, making payment before due date automated birthday rewards or anniversary rewards. The customers can redeem these loyalty points and use them to avail a range of Connect Broadband services.

A customer can now earn double reward points with each transaction done, for example a customer earlier earned 20 loyalty points on subscribing to e-bill; now with the introduction of "Double Reward program" the points would get doubled to 40 points.

Every new and old customer automatically becomes a member of Connect Reward Program. Members enjoy privileges depending on the level of points gathered. The customers can redeem points through any of the available modes as Connect App, website or call centre. Earned points can be redeemed against wide range of products & services such as TOP UP's (Local, STD, and ISD), Data on demand, and many more. The reward points accumulated from time to time can be checked through the Connect Broadband App.

Arvind Bali, CEO, Connect Broadband & Videocon Telecom said that we feel humbled to have earned the support of over 3 lacs customers in Punjab alone. We consider this an important milestone. This journey of two decades is an incredible milestone that we certainly wouldn't have accomplished without our loyal patrons. Seeing how our customers already interact with our brand, Connect Rewards offers them an organic way to benefit. For us, it means happy customers, increased customer engagement, retention, and revenue. We always try to engage with our customers at all touch points of their journey and reward them.

M4U Group to organize One India Concleve-2017 at Noida on August 27

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Chandigarh 17th August:- One india conclave 2017. On upcoming 27th august 2017 in film city Noida. A mega meet is going to organize by M4U group under the name of one india conclave the director of event Dushyant singh said that this is a global platform for social people where they will get opportunity to meet more than 100 celebrity from India, Thailand, Dubai, Singapore etc the conclave is organize in a beautiful arena of Laxmi studio sector 16 film city Noida entire programme is running under six subject like. GST, how to build india, clean and healthy india, secular india, dharma and jyotish a program is organize by a big co operation of Chauthy Duniya,, Bharat Samachar, news, Hichki, Media Planer, DNA, Aaj ka Matdata, Complete Cinema, Mastana Food, Polaars Group, The Black Ink, News Fox, Estarn Star, Hint Hindi, Pioneer Alliance , Mayapuri, Purvanchal Nama, Bright Outdoor, TBI 9, Mallics Outdoor, PTV, Purvanchal Redio, Ishwar TV., Green School, Aviral Group, Pratima Fashion, Vision Communication, Saanvi Jewels, Ritu Astro World, Forever Aura, Hint Redio and many more.

The co ordinator of the conclave Ved Prakash said that the very renowned people from all over like Sanjay Joshi, Prem Shukla, Santosh Bhartiya, Dr. Ashwani Mahajan, Mahamana eshwar Martand Puri, Mahamanaeshwar Umakant Anand Saraswati Ji, Pawan Mishra, Dr. Kamaljit, Karan Singh, Krishanbeer Chaudhry , Radhey Radhey Babu Ji, Anil khurana, Acharya Padam Priya Ji, Film Director Manoj Agarwal, Amit Banarji, Yogesh Lakhani, Atul Mohan, Chama Sharma, Mrs. Nilu Gupta, Actor Kamar R. Khan, Eayzaaz Arshad Qaasmi, Mohit Pandey, Khan Abdul Waheed, Dr. Vijay Mishra, Ashok Singh, Ms. Shalini Pal, Ms. Divya Giri, Dr. Muqim, Sitaram Das, Anil Shashtri, Mahamantra Das, Maulana Yasoob, Shripad Gopal Hari Das, Tanveer Azami, Yakub Bulandshehri, Vaibhi Sriji, Ms. Rupa Satrupa Pandey, Ms. Mithila Purohit, Amilesh Pandey, P.N. Rey, Shakti Prakash Srivastava, Dr. Ami Adhar Nidar, Virendra Mishra, Simmer Bhatiya, Devendra, Kamal Shekhri, Himanshu Jhunjhunwala, Amaranath Mishra, Imran Hasan Siddhiki, Dr. Kumar Ganesh, Ajay Bhambi, Ritu Singh including big politician to like Sateesh Chandra Mishra, Dr. Sanjay Singh, Mrs Shobhal Singh, Dr. Rameshwar Chaudhry, Ankur Shrivastava etc.

तीन दिवसीय भगवन श्री कृष्ण की विभिन्न लीलाओं की झांकियों का समापन: कीर्तन में सीनियर डिप्टी मेयर ने की शिरकत

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Chandigarh 17th August:- जन्माष्टमी की रौनक लोगों को हार साल की तरह इस वर्ष भी मठ की और खींच लाई l  चंडीगढ़ सेक्टर 20 में  इस वर्ष की 45वीं जन्माष्टमी के अंतिम दिन लगाई झांकियां लोगों को काफी आकर्षित कर रही थी। 13 तारीख से चल रही भगवान श्री कृष्ण की विभिन्न लीलाओं की झांकियों का समापन भी आज हो गया

श्री चैतन्य गोरिया मठ के महासचिव भक्ति विचार विष्णु महाराज जी ने भक्तों को कथा करते हुए बताया कि आज ही के दिन भगवान श्री कृष्ण जी के जन्म के उपरांत नन्द महाराज ने खुशी में अपने साथियों नगरवासियों को एक भोज का आयोजन किया गया था। जिसे नंद उत्सव का नाम दिया गया यह परंपरा 5000 वर्षों से आज भी चली रही है।

चैतन्य गौड़ीय मठ के प्रवक्ता जय प्रकाश गुप्ता ने जानकारी देते हुए बताया के झांकियों के पश्चात भगवान श्री कृष्ण जी का आज नंद उत्सव के दौरान व् जन्मो उपरांत उन्हें पंचामृत से अस्नान कराया गया। अभिषेक के तत्पश्चात भगवान श्री कृष्ण का 108 व्यंजनों से भोग लगाया l व्यंजनों में मुख्य रुप से शाही पनीर, मलाई कोफ्ता फ्रूट क्रीम, पास्ता,  खीर मोहन ,अमृत जलेबी गुलाब जामुन, रसगुल्ले ,मालपुआ खट्टी मीठी खिचड़ी , मीठे चावल केले की सब्जी पाइनएप्पल की चटनी आदि मुख व्यंजनों में शामिल  थे। भंडारे से पूर्व किर्तन कथा का आयोजन किया गया। जिसमे  चंडीगढ़ के सीनियर डिप्टी मेयर राजेश कुमार गुप्ता (उर्फ) बिट्टू विशेष तौर पर भगवान श्री कृष्ण जी का नंद उत्सव पर आयोजित लंगर में प्रसाद ग्रहण करने के लिए अपनी टीम के साथ पहुंचे