Friday, 2 September 2016

Thomas Cook India’s Centre of Learning Felicitates 270 Students

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 02nd September:- Thomas Cook India Limited’s education and training vertical, Centre of Learning, felicitated 270 students of the 2015-2016 batch at its fifth Convocation Ceremony held at the Indian Merchants Chamber, Mumbai, yesterday. The ceremony was graced by the Chief Guest Craig Astridge Regional Head, Marketing and Commercial Services, Asia-Pacific International Air Transport Association who delivered the keynote address. Guest of Honour at the event were Lokesh Matta, Regional Training Business Development Manager, South Asiaat International Air Transport Association (IATA) along with Ms.Soraya Homchuen, Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Abraham Alapatt, President & Group Head, Marketing, Service Quality, Financial Services & Innovation,Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. Gracing the occasion were Ms. Smeeta Gulvady,Vice President &HeadCentre of Learning at Thomas Cook (India) Ltdand other dignitaries from the travel and tourism fraternity.
The Centre of Learning Convocation Ceremony honoured its students who had successfully completed the Travel Professional Program, a Post Graduate Course in Travel & Tourism Management, Certificate Course in World Tour Management, IATA. Scholarship certificates and special prizes were awarded to top performers of Centre of Learning’s Travel Professional Program - a Post Graduate course in Travel & Tourism Management.
Thomas Cook India’s Centre of Learning has played a pioneering role in the education and training field with a focus on building a highly skilled resource human resource pool for the Travel & Tourism Industry. Centre of Learning was honoured with the prestigious “South Asia Top Performing Authorized training Centre 2016” for the fourth time for outstanding contribution towards helping human capital by reaching out to the next generation, by the internationally renowned IATA accreditation.
Centre of Learning’s vision sees strong synergy with The Skill India Mission by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which in turn seeks to impart vocational skills to 24 lakh workers this year and to 40.2crore people by 2022; an initiative that is expected to see profound changes in the education and training field in India.
Commenting on Ms. Mona Cheriyan, President & Group Head, Human Resources, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd said that it is indeed a proud moment for Thomas Cook India’s Centre of Learning, as we felicitate 270 students graduating today. Travel and tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in India. This service intensive industry relies heavily on human capital and we are delighted to see delivery of our strategic intent of education and training in the tourism domain.  At Thomas Cook’s Centre of Learning, our mission is to arm travel professionals with world class skills and training - not just for potential careers at Thomas Cook India, but for the entire Indian travel and tourism industry in line with its rapidly evolving needs. Our training programs offer a unique combination of travel academics and managerial courses, coupled with industry skills and hands on work experience to equip our students with a diverse portfolio of skill sets as future torch bearers of the Tourism Industry.
Craig Astridge Regional Head, Marketing and Commercial Services, Asia-Pacific added that the potential of India’s aviation market is huge. By 2026, we expect India to become the third largest passenger market in the world. The anticipated growth in travel demand will need to be supported by travel & tourism professionals. Thomas Cook India’s Centre of Learning which has played a pioneering role in the education and training field with a focus on building a highly skilled resource human resource pool for the Travel & Tourism Industry will be an important partner in building the required leadership and competencies that are essential forIndia.

Chandigarh Administration Declares Holiday on Poll Day

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 02nd September:- Chandigarh Administration has decided to grant special casual leave for 04.09.2016 (Sunday) (Date of Bye-election to Gram Panchayat of Village Daria, U.T.,Chandigarh) to all those voters/employees who are working with the Chandigarh Administration/ Boards/ Corporations/ Institutions/ Industries/ Factories /Private Sectors / Shops and hail from the concerned area and are registered voters in village Daria, U.T. Chandigarh, as well as within the meaning of section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 to enable them to exercise their franchise. Switches Gears Launches New Services

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 02nd September:- today announced the launch of several, innovative services aimed to help a consumer in his property buying cycle. These new services would bring in transparency, decision-support and personalised human assistance to a property related decision. Part of the latest offerings – PropWorth, Advice, Magicbricks Forum and MB Premium are all set to make home buying process a hassle free and a fruitful experience.
Sudhir Pai, CEO, said that we’ve built MB into India’s largest and most successful property marketplace. We’re happy that consumers now choose MB as the first port of call when they initiate a property transaction. However, the opportunity in this business is well beyond solving the listing discovery problem. We’ve now launched a bunch of products that help a consumer at different stages of the buying process.

Resident Doctor’s Unfortunate Death Shocks PGI Fraternity

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Chandigarh 02nd September:- The nuclear medicine department is in shock and deeply saddened by the sudden and unfortunate demise of Dr. Sunil Chandel, a first year junior resident in the department.
According to his fellow residents and faculty remember he was very polite and well behaved. He was sincere in carrying out his duties. A meeting was also held today evening where Dean, Faculty and Residents of the institute expressed their heartfelt condolences to the family members. His demise is a great loss to the departments and institute.

भाजपा व संघ को कांग्रेस ने दिया बड़ा झटका:एबीवीपी व संघ के 11 पदाधिकारी कांग्रेस में शामिल

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Chandigarh 02nd September:- भारतीय जनता पार्टी और आरएसएस को उस समय बड़ा झटका लगा जब अखिल भारतीय विद्यार्थी परिषद तथा भाजपा और संघ से जुड़े 11 पदाधिकारियों ने कांग्रेस में शामिल होने का ऐलान किया। कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष सोनिया गंधी उपाध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी की नीतियों तथा कांग्रेस के सिद्धांतों से प्रभावित होकर इन युवाओं ने कांग्रेस में शामिल होने के लिए सोनिया गांधी को पत्र भी लिखा था।
इस पत्र के बाद कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष ने हरियाणा के प्रदेशाध्यक्ष डॉ. अशोक तंवर को इन सभी पदाधिकारियों को कांग्रेस ज्वाइन करवाने के आदेश दिए। शुक्रवार को नई दिल्ली में डॉ. अशोक तंवर ने अखिल भारतीय विद्यार्थी परिषद के चंडीगढ़ के स्टेट कन्वीनर सुखजोत तथा उपाध्यक्ष सुखदेव भोरिया की अगुवाई में आए कुल 11 पदाधिकारियों को कांग्रेस की प्राथमिक सदस्यता ग्रहण करवाई। इस मौके पर पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री कुमारी सैलजा भी मौजूद रहे।
कांग्रेस में शामिल होने वालों में सुखजोत सुखेदव भोरिया के अलावा पंजाब यूनिविॢसटी में पुसू के पार्टी प्रभारी आशीष कुमार चढ्ढा (2014-15), अखिल भारतीय विद्यार्थी परिषद के उपाध्यक्ष अंगद गिल (2015-16), सेक्टर-11 स्थित सरकारी कॉलेज में एबीवीपी के अध्यक्ष अंकुर गुप्ता, एबीवीपी के उपाध्यक्ष अनिल मुखिया (2014-15), पीयू में पुसू के उपाध्यक्ष अमितोज (2014-15), स्टेट कन्वीनर लाली सधू (2014-15), पीयू में एबीवीपी के संयुक्त सचिव हरमन संधू (2014-15), एबीवीपी में साइंस के इंचार्ज सुप्रब जैन (2014-15) तथा यूआईएसएल के कन्वीनर सुखेल सम्राट (2015-16) शामिल हैं।
सुखजोत सुखदेव भोरिया ने सोनिया गांधी को लिखे पत्र में आरोप लगाए थे कि भाजपा और संघ जातिवाद की राजनीति कर रहे हैं। उन्होंने भाजपा और संघ पर दलित विरोधी होने के आरोप भी लगाए हैं। एबीवीपी के इन नेताओं का कहना है कि वे पिछले दिनों राज्यसभा सांसद कुमारी सैलजा से भी मिले थे। 
कांग्रेस प्रदेशाध्यक्ष डॉ. अशोक तंवर ने इन सभी को कांग्रेस में शामिल करवाते हुए कहा कि पार्टी में आने वाले इन युवाओं को पूरा मान-सम्मान दिया जाएगा। डॉ. तंवर ने कहा कि केंद्र की मोदी और हरियाणा की खट्टर सरकार हर मोर्चे पर विफल रही है। युवाओं को गुमराह करके और झूठ बोलकर वोट हासिल करने वाली भाजपा की पोल अब खुल चुकी है। देश के युवाओं में कांग्रेस उपाध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी के नेतृत्व में भरोसा है। 
प्रदेश कांग्रेसाध्यक्ष ने कहा कि जिस तरह से छात्र संघ चुनाव से ठीक पहले अखिल भारतीय विद्यार्थी परिषद में भगदड़ मची है उससे स्पष्ट होता है कि यूनिवर्सिटी छात्रों में भी भाजपा सरकार के प्रति आक्रोश है। छात्र संघ चुनावों में इसका फायदा कांग्रेस के छात्र संगठन एनएसयूआई और पार्टी को मिलेगा।

Registration for New Series "CH01-BJ" for Special and Choice Registration Numbers Will Start from September 13

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 02nd September:- The general public and residents of Chandigarh has been informed that the registration for participating in e-auction of vehicle registration numbers of new series "CH01-BJ" for special and choice registration numbers 0001 to 9999 will start from 13.09.2016 (10:00 AM) and will continue till 19.09.2016 (05:00 PM) and the e-auction will start on 20.09.2016 (10:00 AM) and will continue till 22.09.2016 (05:00PM).
The owner of the vehicle can register himself/herself on the National Transport website: and the link of the same is available on the Chandigarh Administration, Transport Department website: and obtain the Unique Acknowledgement Number (UAN). The owner of the vehicle who has purchased the vehicle at Chandigarh address only will be allowed to participate in e-auction. Sale Letter i.e Form No. 21, UID i.e. Aadhaar Card and address proof of Chandigarh are mandatory to participate in the e-auction. After getting himself or herself registered on the above cited National Transport website or through Chandigarh Administration, Transport Department website, the owner of the vehicle will deposit the fee for registration for participating in e-auction and reserve amount of the special or choice registration numbers in the O/o Registering & Licensing Authority, Near Municipal Corporation Building Sector-17, U.T., Chandigarh by way of DD in favor of “Registering & Licensing Authority, U.T., Chandigarh” payable at Chandigarh.
The detail of fee for registration for participating in e-auction, the list of reserve price for each special number, procedure of online auction and terms & Conditions for e-auction is available on Chandigarh Administration, Transport Department website: . For any further information and query please contact at 0172-2700341 or Inquiry Counter located at O/o Registering & Licensing Authority, Chandigarh (U.T.).

PGI Receives Body of Mani Majra Resident as a Donation

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 02nd September:- The Department of Anatomy, PGI Chandigarh received the body of 91 years old Mani Majra Resident, Roopwati Bhasin, as a donation on September 02nd . The department is grateful to the family and admires them for this noble gesture.

Deptt of Dietetics PGI is organizing One Day Continuing Nutrition Education Programme on 'Beat Diabetes and its Complications’

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Chandigarh 02nd September:- The Department of Dietetics, PGI is celebrating Nutrition Week (1-7th September) by organizing a one day Continuing Nutrition Education(CNE) programme on 'Beat diabetes and its complications’   under the aegis of Indian Dietetic Association, Chandigarh chapter in LT-1, Nehru Hospital PGI, Chandigarh on 4th Sept 2016. This programme will be inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Prof Subhash Varma Dean, PGI.   
Diabetes is one of the leading non-communicable diseases and a major life style disease in the developed and developing countries. The global number of diabetic patients is expected to increase from 180 million to 350 million in the next two decades. World Health Organization has projected that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death by 2030. The burden of Diabetes in developing countries continues to rise and India houses 66 million people with Diabetes Mellitus which is the 2nd largest population of diabetic community after China. This is attributable to rising prevalence of obesity, transition to calorie-dense food and adaptation to sedentary life style.
The major complications of diabetes have been observed to be kidney failure, blindness, heart attack, stroke and lower limb amputation. Diabetes represents 30-40% of all patients receiving renal replacement therapy later in life.
Diabetes is a life-long disease which cannot be cured but it can be controlled through preventive & curative measures. A healthy lifestyle and diet promotes a healthy environment which proves to be a win over genetic factors. As diabetics are faced with the challenge of deciding what to eat or what not to eat, individual tailor-made diet plans according to age, activity and glucose levels helps to bring improvement in glycemic control to normal glucose & HbA1C levels which leads to decrease in complications of Diabetes.
This CNE will endeavor to focus on creating awareness among the masses regarding healthy lifestyle and optimum eating patterns to be adopted and thereby help to reduce the burden of the disease, improve quality of life and save resources. The esteemed speakers from PGI, Chandigarh and AIIMS, Delhi will be sharing their ideas & expertise on diabetes & its complications in this programme. Approximately 275-300 delegates from tricity as well as from the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi are expected to attend the CNE program.
 This CNE is a flagship event of “Beat diabetes Initiative” to bring people from different expertise together, to pledge their support for diabetes awareness.

Nationwide Strike:Striking Employees and Workers Protested Against the Betrayal of Modi Government

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Chandigarh 02nd September:- As per the call given by Central Trade Unions and Federations, the employees and workers working din the offices of LIC, National Insurance. United India Ins., New India Assurance, Oriental Insurance. BSNL, Post Office. Govt. and UT Employees Electricity, MC Employees Horticulture, Water Supply, UT Roads, UT Safai Karamchari, Employees and Office of PSIEC observed the One day Strike today.
The striking employees and workers protested against the Betrayal of Modi Government to fulfill its promises. The Public Sector Undertakings are giving profits and filling the coffers of the Central Govt. is being handed over to the Indian and Foreign Private Houses. All Financial Institutions are being deregulated and being placed at the mercy of Foreign Corporate Houses. The Working class which was expecting employment but the rate of employment is decelerated in comparison to growth, share of wages and salary and income have been further reduced. Right to form the Trade unions and struggle are being scuttled in every possible way and it is being imposed through ordinances and with the wish of the employer upto all possibilities. Over and above the BJP rules state Govts., the Central Govt. is changing the labour laws in favor of Corporate Houses and labour rights are being denied to the workers. They are being denied minimum wages of Rs.18000 per month. Contractual system is being increased; equal wages for equal work is being denied. Not only the workers and employees are most resented against the betrayal of Morn Govt. but also other sections like Peasants, Shopkeepers, Transporters, Youths, Women and Pensioners are also hit hard by the policies of Central Govt.
The Employees and Workers protested before their offices and gathered in shape of rally near Bridge Market Sector 17 and marched through the main market, MC office, Neelam Theater, PSIDC Bhawan and bank square which culminated at LIC office. The marching employees and workers raised slogans against the policies of Modi Govt. demanding Minimum wage of Rs.18000, Stop Dismantling of Public Sector. Bonus to All. Control of Price Rise, Pension to all. Stop FD in Retail, Railway, Insurance, Bank etc. They also demanded from the Chd. Admn. not to impose 144 for employees and workers.
The rally was addressed by Corn.Rajeev Sehgal, Convener Employees Fourm, Com. Chander Shekhar, Vice-President, CIT, Com Brji Lal, President, Northen Zone Insurance Employees Association, Chandigarh, Raghbir Chand, Convener, Rajinder Katoch Co-Convener, Coordination Committee of Govt. and M.C. Employees, Com Gopal Datt Joshi, Gen. Secretary, Com. Sat Pal, Dhian Singh, Vijay Singh, Amrik Singh, Powermen Union, Com. Bhim Sen, President, of M.C. Horticulture Workers Union, Chain Singh, President  Water Supply, Vishram, Gen. Secy. U.T. Roads, P. Kamraj, President, M.C. Road Barjinder Kumar President, Tarlochan Singh Gen. Secy. U.T. Horticulture, Jaipal President, of ICCW Employees Union, Prem Lal, President CITCO, Kulbir Singh (MTC) POL –SDPO N Marwari, Gen. Secretary of PSIEC, Com. Rashpal, P & T, Chandigarh, Com. Bahadur Singh, A.G. Punjab/ Haryana, Com. Dhillon of BSNL Union, Om Parkash of Tubewell Corporation, Com. Naginder, PCMSRU, Com. MS. Gorsi and Com. Dinesh Parsad of CITU & Kulbir Singh (IHTUC).

Videocon d2h Enhances Video Experiences with Cisco Virtualized Video Processing

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 02nd September:- Cisco today announced that Videocon d2h India’s leading DTH platform has selected the Cisco Virtual DCM® to provide its subscribers with superior video experiences. The deployment provides Videocon d2h with a flexible infrastructure and simplified operations for advanced video processing functionality taking advantage of virtualization and orchestration from Cisco’s Virtualized Video Processing (V2P) platform. The Virtual DCM provides Videocon d2h the bandwidth efficiencies to deploy new services and meet ever-increasing consumer demands for 4K, multiscreen, OTT and Cloud DVR. The Cisco Visual Networking Index Forecast 2015-2020™ predicts that by 2020, 82% of IP traffic by will be video, and 50% of IP video traffic will be HD/UHD, and mobile devices will drive most of the growth, making 43% of IP traffic. With availability of more content for an ever ­­­­­increasing number of video-enabled devices, it is critical to maximize video delivery over available bandwidth and multiple networks.
Saurabh Dhoot, Executive Director, Videocon d2h said that our association with V2P platform of Cisco provides us the ability to enhance, extend and enrich video offerings so that today’s consumers receive more immersive and personalized viewing experience.  Our focus is on innovating and extending the service offerings like 4K UHD, OTT as per the changing preference thus enriching viewing pleasure. He further added that the time is right to capitalize on the unprecedented opportunities presented by the wave of digitization in the country. When it comes to customer service, digitization empowers us to better understand our customers.
Anil Khera, CEO Videocon d2h said that we are committed to creating the highest-quality consumer experience. 4K content is the future and with this development we are completely geared up and future-ready to embark on the cloud journey. We look forward to working closely with Cisco on the implementation of the solution to provide better consumer experience.
Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director, Service Provider Business, Cisco India & SAARC that today digital platforms are changing the way people experience television. Cisco's V2P solutions help our customers meet the ever-changing demands of the video industry. Cisco is providing Videocon d2h with a platform to transform its business in India to develop and deliver dynamic, secure new services with the agility and speed necessary to stay ahead of competition. Our association with Videocon reflects our continued commitment to deliver the right IT platform to enhance their customer service and loyalty.