Friday, 12 August 2016

Animal Planet's New Catchy Campaign ‘YEH MERA INDIA’ Breaks on August 15

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- Witness the spectacular, explore the exotic and celebrate incredible Indian wildlife as Animal Planet launches a new season of YEH MERA INDIA.Starting August 15, every night at 8 PM, the month-long programming initiativeYEH MERA INDIA travels across India’s most stunning national parks, nature reserves and bio-diverse regions to discover it’s rich and varied wildlife.
Animal Planetalso plans to reach out to the youth and family towards the Indian wildlife through a music video‘Party like an Animal’, composed by music duo Sachin-Jigar.  Sung by leading Bollywood sensations Monali Thakur, Anusha Mani and Rahul Pandey in Hindi, Tamil and Bangla, the multi-lingual party track has gripping lyrics, vibrant choreography and glitzy performances.
The song Toh sochta hai kya, aachal main dikhadoon, aa party karneketarike main sikha doon, come party like an animal…” inspires viewers to come along, connect with the wild kingdom and party like an animal. The groovy and celebratory party anthem aims to capture the millennials’ attention through its trendy aesthetics and foot-tapping beats. Reminding viewers of nature’s beauty and amazing wildlife, YEH MERA INDIA seeks the current generation to be the change agents for a better tomorrow.
Sachin and Jigar said that we are delighted that Animal Planet gave us opportunity to connect with our fans and youth across the country. Party like an Animal music track aims to appeal to today’s generation and sensitise them to preserve the natural world for our own future.
In its fifth year, Animal Planet’s annual programming initiative YEH MERA INDIA takes viewers on an immersive journey across India exploring its iconic wildlife, mystical locations, epic landscapes and colourful beauty.  From Kaziranga and Manas wildlife reserves in Assam to Jawai and Ranthambore in Rajasthan, from Gir and Thar in Gujarat to Nagarhole and Shola range in Southern India, this new season of YEH MERA INDIA focuses on the biodiversity of different regions and extraordinary wildlife that thrives in it.
Beginning its journey on August 15, YEH MERAINDIA’s first episode Manas: Return of The Giantstells the story of revival of Manas National Park and returning of all its endangered giant animals: the wild water buffalo, the gaur, the one horned rhino and the Asian elephant. 
In Jawai: India's Leopard Hills, rare footage from Jawai, a picturesque location in Rajasthan surrounded by hills, reveals leopard behavior like never before and challenges widely held opinion about the big cat. 
The episode India: Where Wild Things Roam featuringKaziranga National Park brings focus on the fate of endangered animals like the one horned Rhinoceros, theEastern Swamp Deers, Asian Elephants, Bengal Tigers and wild Asian Water Buffalos. 
Exploring India’s great desert Thar Desert Sacred Sands reveals that despite lack of food and water, humans and animals thrive amid the baking, drought ridden dunes of the Thar Desert.
Capturing the essence of wilderness and investigating the threats to India’s precious ecological heritage, Nagarahole - Tales Froman Indian Jungle highlights one of the last strongholds of wildlife in southern India - the Nagarhole National Park which is home to most large animal species found on the subcontinent.
Experience the dramatic convergence of rare wildlife with people and habitats on YEH MERA INDIA from August 15, every night at 8 PM only on Animal Planet.

Vedanta Empowers Youth through Skill Development Programmes

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- Vedanta, India’s leading diversified natural resources company is aligned with the UN’s International Youth Day 2016 Theme: The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production. Vedanta provided over 5,800 youth with vocational skills training while over 2,900 youth were linked to earning opportunities in FY 2015-16 and 375 youth were engaged under micro enterprise development in India & Africa. The company enacts the vision of Chairman, Mr. Anil Agarwal to ensuring poverty eradication through a strong focus on skilling the youth and providing employment.
Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta said that skill building equals nation building. He is gratified that all the businesses at Vedanta support the youth in our operational areas in terms of building vocational skills, which provides employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, and enables progress of the communities.
Vedanta’s Lanjigarh operations launched the Yuva Pragati Kendra (YPK), based on a very unique model encompassing counseling, coaching and training the rural youth for government and non-government jobs, competitive exams and interviews. The objective of the YPK is to ensure 100% employability to the rural youth through skill enhancement. The outreach of the YPK programme has extended to the peripheral villages in the gram panchayats of Chhattarpur, Champadeipur, Lanjigarh & Trilochanpur and over 1,000 young individuals have been enrolled till date with the YPK. The process to gain access is well-laid out and simple, interested candidates are encouraged to fill forms and attend coaching provided free of cost to enable them to face competition and interviews. The computer literate graduate youngsters are encouraged to join the Rural BPO training centre at YPK with placement opportunity after six months of training.
The Vedanta—Sesa Technical School (STS) in Goa has till date trained 1,245 students by imparting technical knowledge and providing vocational training, thereby enhancing their opportunities for securing jobs or being self-employed. 
The Cairn Centre of Excellence is a premier world-class vocational training center and a Cairn India flagship initiative in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Cairn India’s Cairn Enterprise Centre (CEC), a vocational training center in Barmer, was established in the year 2007 and since its inception, a total of about 12,000 students have been trained in various vocational and enterprise development skills.
Vedanta Limited’s Bharat Aluminium Limited Company, (BALCO), has partnered with IL&FS, one of India's leading infrastructure development and finance companies for setting up Vedanta Skill School at Korba, Chhattisgarh to impart employment linked training to the marginalized sections of society, training nearly 4000 youth.
At a time when the India’s economy is on an upward trend, it is critical to optimize the demographic dividend for a sustainable, broad-based economic growth. The youth comprises of over 50% of India’s total population. While the Government has launched innovative outreach schemes like the National Skill Development Mission and National Policy for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Vedanta facilitates programmes with an aim for the future generation to find employment in skilled sectors.
Vedanta believes in the philosophy skilling empowers the youth to integrate with the mainstream economy, and it gives a significant fillip to the economy itself by providing trained manpower to industry.

&Pictures to Brings‘Welcome Back to Comedy’ Festival on August 13

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- &Pictures, India’s leading premium Hindi movie channel brings the entertainment buffs and comedy enthusiasts a string of movies to tickle their funny bones with an all-day long ‘Welcome Back to comedy festival’ on Saturday, 13th August.  Intending to take its viewers on a crazy, relaxing laughter riot over the weekend, the channel will air back to back comic capers such as No Entry, Welcome, Phata Poster Nikla Hero and present the premiere of Welcome Back at 8 PM.
Three friends weave a web of lies to escape from their wives and find respite in the other woman. All looks fine till one day they all come face to face and confusions begin. Starring Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Lara Dutta and Fardeen Khan, Saturday madness begins with the mad cap entertainer No Entry as early as 10:40 AM. Next is line comes Welcome, the Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif starrer comedy that scores as one of the most watched movies on television. The first ever encounter of Uday and Majnu with the audience, Welcome is sure to regale you with hefty doses of laughter at 2 PM.
The momentum further continues with Phata Poster Nikla Hero at 5 PM starring Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D’cruz. A light hearted comedy about mistaken identities, this film about an aspiring actor Vishwas (Shahid) who comes to be believed as a real life cop, something his mother has always wished for.
But the best and biggest dose of humour awaits you at 8:00 PM with the premiere of Welcome Back. Shot at various extravagant locations of Dubai, this film revolves around Uday Nana Patekar) and Majnu (Anil Kapoor) who have quit the underworld to become ethical businessmen. Their sister Ranjana’s marriage responsibility is on them. All hell break loose when hot hunk - Ajay aka Ajju (John Abraham), a street smart criminal falls for Ranjana. That is when Uday and Majnu decide to take help of the most powerful don Wanted Bhai (Naseeruddin Shah) and things take a turn.

Debate on Interdependence in International Relations Held at MCM

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- The department of Political Science at MCM DAV College for Women organized a Debate Competition here today. Speaking on the topic- 'Today all modern states are independent to be interdependent', over participants convincingly put forth their views on the increasing interdependence among nations due to globalization and the resultant benefits and pitfalls. Janvi of B.A.-III stood 1st in the competition while Arshkiran of BA-I 2nd came and Pragrati B.A.-II was adjudged 3rd.
Principal of the college Dr.Nisha Bhargava was all praises for the debating acumen of the participants.  Stressing on the fact that the increased interdependence between states reduces the chance of them engaging in conflict, she added that such versatile activities at MCM help in creating informed global citizens.

PNB Holds 137th Meeting of State Level Bankers’ Committee

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- The 137th meeting of State Level Bankers’ Committee Haryana was held today at Hotel Mount View, Sector 10, Chandigarh. D.S. Dhesi, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Haryana was the Chief Guest of the Meeting.. The meeting was presided over by Nirmal Chand, Regional Director,  Reserve Bank of India, Chandigarh., Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance & Planning, Govt. of Haryana,  Ram Subhag Singh Deputy Director General, UIDAI, Amit Jha, Principal Secretary, Social Justice & Empowerment Deptt., Govt. of Haryana, C.G.Rajini Kaanthanan, Special Secretary, Finance, Haryana, A.Sreenivas, Special Secretary, Electronics & IT Department, Haryana & Managing Director, HARTRON, Sunil Sharan, IES, Director IF&CC, Govt. of Haryana, P.C. Chaudhri, CGM, NABARD, Regional Office, Haryana, Dr. Rakesh Gupta, General Manager, PNB, Head Office, New Delhi, A.K. Dargan, Zonal Manager, Punjab National Bank, Haryana Zone & Convener, State Level Bankers’ Committee, Haryana, Senior Officers of the State Govt. and Controlling Heads of the Banks operating in the State of Haryana were among those who attended the meeting.
Nirmal Chand, Regional Director, Reserve Bank of India, Chandigarh in his key note address informed that since launch of Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) on 28th August, 2014, banks have opened 5254304 accounts up to 30 June, 2016 and garnered an amount of Rs.1287 crore under this scheme.  Out of total 2385643 accounts of women have been opened which is 46% of the total accounts opened and Rupay Cards have been issued in 4419849 accounts which is 84% of the total accounts opened.  Nirmal Chand called upon all the bankers to continue opening of accounts under PMJDY till the coverage of last un-banked person and issue Rupay Cards in all accounts.
While informing the house about the progress made by banks in recently launched 3 Social Security Schemes namely Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) for accidental death insurance, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) for life insurance cover and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) for old age pension, Nirmal Chand informed that under PMSBY the banks have enrolled 2452091 persons, under PMJJBY enrolled 801234 persons and  in Atal Pension Yojana (APY) enrolled 68361 persons upto 30 June, 2016.  He called upon the bankers and the officials from respective insurance companies to accelerate their efforts to extend the benefits of the scheme to a large number of masses in the State.
While speaking on Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana, Nirmal Chand said that Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana was launched to”fund the un-funded” by bringing such enterprises to the formal financial system and to extend affordable credit to them.  So far, the offering of MUDRA mainly consist of non-farm enterprises in manufacturing, trading and services whose credit needs are below 10 lakh.  He informed that under MUDRA loans as on         30 June, 2016 the banking system in Haryana has disbursed an amount of Rs.378.62 crore against Annual Target of Rs. 3015.98 crore and achieved 12% of annual budget in the Financial Year 2016-17 in all three categories of MUDRA i.e. Shishu loans, Kishore loans and Tarun loans.  He expressed hope that during current financial year, banks in Haryana will surpass the allocated target under MUDRA.
Nirmal Chand, Regional Director, RBI, Chandigarh informed that 21RSETIs (Rural Self Employment Training Institutes)/RUDSETIs are functioning in the state. As at June, 2016, 75557 trainees including 40415 women, 26594 SC/ST persons & 444 handicapped persons participated in 2671 training programmes of Skill Development at these RSETIs. 11002 trainees were financed by the banks to start their enterprises. 
While speaking on Financial Literacy, Nirmal Chand said that Financial Literacy Programme has an important role to play in Financial Inclusion and Financial Empowerment of people by creating awareness about the services and facilities being extended by banks.  122 Financial Literacy Centre run by Banks are providing Financial Education to the public in the State of Haryana.

Atlético de Kolkata Signs Hélder Postiga its Marquee Player

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- In their quest for the title in the third season, the title winner of the inaugural season of the Indian Super League and the semi-finalist of the second edition, Atlético de Kolkata announced today that the marquee player for the forthcoming season would be the iconic Portuguese striker Hélder Postiga. A Portuguese international footballer since 2003, Postiga represented his country in two World Cups and three European Championships, helping the nation reach the final at Euro 2004. Postiga made a resounding entry as the youngest marquee player in his first ISL and although it was cut short due to a grave injury, he created a lasting impact in the mind of his Indian fans in the opening game of the season, scoring twice in a 3–2 win versus Chennaiyin FC. The team management also announced the retention of two key players in the team ranks, Borja Fernández and Javi Lara, today, who played stellar roles in taking ATK to greater heights on the field. The team management also announced the signing of left back Keegan Pereira on loan from Bengaluru FC and left winger Abinash Ruidas on loan from East Bengal.
Sanjiv GoenkaChairman RP- Sanjiv Goenka Group, Co-owner, Atlético de Kolkata commented that on behalf of the team management, we welcome home Postiga within the Atlético de Kolkata family for the second time as our marquee player for the 2016 season of ISL. Postiga has been in electrifying form and fitness and his sheer ability to score goals made us go back to him and seal the deal. The red and white brigade fans were unfortunate to miss his on field camaraderie with our Indian players and skills last season owing to his injury. But this year the ATK management feels that it will be an altogether different sight to see him charge with the ball. We would also like to thank Atlético de Madrid for their support in recruiting the International Players.”

Growth Momentum Continues in Q1 FY17:Consolidated Sales Grew by 44% YoY to Rs.767 Cr

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:-Minda Industries posted robust results for Q1 FY17, maintaining its growth momentum. The consolidated revenue stood at Rs.767Cr for Q1 FY17 as against Rs.533 Cr in Q1 FY16 recording a growth of 44%YOY.
The company reported EBITDA of Rs.72Cr, a growth of 112% year on year. EBITDA margin has expanded by 303basis points to 9.4% for Q1 FY17. PBT (Before Exceptional item) for the consolidated entity grew to Rs.34 Cr for Q1 FY17 as against Rs. 16 Cr for Q1 FY16, growth of 113% year on year.
Profit after Tax and Minority Interest increased by 99% year on year from Rs. 27 Cr in Q1 FY17to Rs. 14 Cr in Q1 FY16. PAT after MI margin at 3.5% in Q1 FY17 from 2.6% in Q1 FY16, an expansion of 97basis points during the year.
EPS for the company is at Rs. 17.09 per share during Q1 FY17 as compared to Rs.8.60 per share in Q1 FY16.
As part of group realignment, MIL board has approved acquisition of 49% equity shares in Roki Minda Co.Pvt. Ltd. for a consideration of 42.50 Cr. The shares have been purchased at 10.50 per share, having a face value of Rs 10 each. Roki Minda will be consolidated with MIL with effect from October 1, 2016. Roki Minda is a leading manufacturer of air filtration system & Canisters for 2W/4 W. The company had a turnover of ~215 Cr with a PAT of 6 Cr in FY 2015-16.
This company was incorporated in 2012 as a joint venture with Roki Co. Ltd, Japan which holds 51% equity shares.

सी टी यू वर्कर यूनियन की अपनी मांगों को लेकर विशाल गेट रैली

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- सी टी यू वर्कर यूनियन की और से डायरेक्टर ट्रांसपोर्ट के ऑफिस में अपनी मांगों को लेकर विशाल गेट रैली की गई। यूनियन के प्रवक्ता व् प्रधान भूपिंदर सिंह, उप प्रधान जोगिन्दर सिंह, महा सचिव सतिंदर सिंह, वित्त सचिव जतिंदर पाल सिंह व् पार्टी प्रधान रणजीत सिंह हंस ने रैली को संबोधन करते हुए सी टी यू  के वर्कर यूनियन की तिथि 27.7.2016 को सैकटरी ट्रांसपोर्ट यू टी व् डायरेक्टर ट्रांसपॉर्ट के साथ हुई मीटिंग के बारे में जानकारी दी
सभी वक्ताओं ने चंडीगढ़ प्रशासन द्वारा सी टी यू के लिये 200 नई बसें लॉन्ग रुट के लिये खरीदने के प्रस्ताव को मंजूरी देने पर चंडीगढ़ प्रशासन  का धन्यवाद किया अब सी टी यू के फलीट में 40 लग्ज़री बसें 120 HVAC  व् 40 साधारण बसें जल्दी ही शामिल होने जा रही है लग्ज़री बसों के शामिल होने से और सी टी यू का अपना 417 बसों का फलीट भी पूरा हो जाएगा वर्कशाप के लिये जूनियर टेक्निशन की भर्ती की फ़ाइल भी क्लीयर हो गई है। वर्कशाप में यह पोस्टें भर्ती होंने के बाद आने वाले समय में सी टी यू की बसों की रिपेयर भी सही ढंग से हो पायेगी। सी टी यू में 127 ड्राइवर, 109 कंडक्टरों और 31क्लर्कों की भर्ती की प्रक्रिया चल रही है सी टी यू में सरकारी कर्मचारियों के लिए प्रति वर्ष विशेष 50 सरकारी मकान बनवाने के लिए चंडीगढ़ प्रशासन ने मंजूरी दे दी है और इस वर्ष के 50 मकान बनाने का बजट भी जारी हो  चुका है। इन मकानों को बनाने को बनाने के लिए जगह की तलाश प्रसाशन द्वारा की जा रही है। यूनियन ने मांग की कि 49 नई बसों में कंडक्टर सीट का प्रबंध किया जाए