Saturday, 8 October 2016

Mahindra & Mahindra First Indian Company to Announce Carbon Price

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th October:- Mahindra & Mahindra today became the first Indian company to announce its internal Carbon Price of US $10 per ton of carbon emitted. Mahindra’s carbon price is aligned with its business commitment to reduce its Green House Gas emissions by 25% over the next three years. Carbon Pricing is an internationally recognized business tool that enables companies to create resources which are invested in low carbon technologies, which help reduce future emissions and lower operating costs.
According to Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. Said that Mahindra is a pioneer in sustainability and is deeply committed to the creation of low carbon businesses. We have reduced our carbon emissions over the years and this new Carbon Price will help accelerate innovation and drive our investments in energy efficient and renewable technologies. We hope this encourages other companies to take action at a time when India’s emissions are set to rise in a BAU scenario, in step with the country’s economic growth.
Commenting on the development, Tom Kerr, Director, Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, The World Bank Group, said that Mahindra & Mahindra’s new internal carbon price is an excellent example for companies in India—and around the world—of how smart companies are taking advantage of low-carbon investment opportunities while managing carbon risk.” 
Mahindra adopted the new carbon price after several months of rigorous planning and effort in keeping with its progressive attitude toward sustainability. The company partnered with the World Bank and IFC led Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition along with the World Resources Institute, India to enhance its understanding of the Carbon Price mechanism.
Mahindra started reporting its emissions from FY-2008 and over the last eight years the company has reduced its carbon emissions by 47% and its energy use by 32%. It has invested in developing India’ first and only electric car, the E2O. Other initiatives include a recent investment in 4.2 MW of wind power and the use of Magnetic induction, LED lighting technology and waste heat recovery systems at its plants. 

“Girls Rise for Mohali” (GRM) Forum Formed:A Platform for Those Who Wish to Do Something for Society

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th October:- Mohali has withness one another Forum in the town today.  Today is Air Force Day and it marked the launch of a female led forum by the name of “Girls Rise for Mohali”. The forum has been conceptualized and initiated by Opinder Preet Kaur, who is the serving Councillor of Mohali Corporation from ward no. 29. The form was launched officially today at the Neighbourhood Park, Phase Xi, Mohali
The main purpose behind the formation of this forum is to give a chance and platform to all those girls and women who wish to do something for the society. The forum will spread awareness about various social issues prevailing in the present time and will also promises for  the enhancement of the abilities of its members by giving them opportunities through various self development programmes like self defense, fitness, career counseling, etc.
The launch of the forum was dedicated to the “safai staff”of the Mohali city as a gesture of acknowledgement of their work in keeping our city clean and healthy. In the session the female safai staff was sensitized about their right to avail free legal aid from the District Legal Services Authority.
The initiator of the forum Opinder Preet kaur while addressing the audience laid emphasis on the need for education to the female members of the family. She laid stress that the upliftment of our gender can only be achieved if equal rights and opportunities for education are given. She promised that this forum will stand up not only for uplifting the women, but where ever there will be a need to voice community issues, the forum will be in support.
Adv. Savita Sasodia and adv. Sukhpreet Kaur Kang represented the DLSA and spread awareness about the legal rights and schemes available for the under privileged. The first set of members of “Girls Rise for Mohali”were present sporting their women power t-shirts. Gurinder Kaur Rai, Aneeta Sabdish, Yuvika Grewal, Deepinder Kaur Shergill, Kishnita Singh, Dr. Sukhmanpreet Kaur, Gurpreet Bhatti, Rohini, Shaifali Thapar and others were present as the first enrolled members of GRM.

Irresistible Offers by BMW India:Make Owning a BMW Easier than Ever Before

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th October:- This festive season, BMW India has introduced exceptional offers, making it the best time for customers to own the BMW they always wanted. The offers are valid throughout the BMW dealership network in India in 30 cities.
Frank Schloeder, President (act.), BMW Group India said that this year, BMW will turn celebrations special for its customers. Our festive offer combines irresistible financial deals with comprehensive service packages for complete peace of mind. Owning a BMW is now much easier through flexible payment plans at extremely low rate of interest. Complimentary after sales packages and insurance eliminate all worries about servicing costs. And to top it all, an assured buyback guarantees an attractive value at the end of the contract. With this end-to-end offer, BMW fans have all the reasons to take home the car of their dreams.
During the festive season offer, customers can get their vehicle financed by BMW Financial Services India at a low rate of interest at 7.9%. The offer is valid irrespective of the loan amount, tenure or payment plan. With upto 40% lower EMIs, this proposition becomes all the more appealing.
Complimentary BMW Service Inclusive Plus and BMW Repair Inclusive that are valid for upto 3 years / 40,000 kilometers will ensure a completely hassle-free ownership experience. These transparent service packages cover the cost for maintenance, inspection and wear-and-tear. All service work is carried out by certified technicians using original BMW parts for unmatched quality assurance. Both the aftersales packages are transferrable to the next owner, thereby enhancing resale value.
BMW Service Inclusive plus covers all regular maintenance work such as vehicle check and standard scopes, engine oil service, engine oil top-ups along with service / replacement of air filter, fuel filter, micro filter, spark plugs and brake fluid. In addition, necessary replacement of brake pads, brake discs, wiper blades and clutch is also included. With BMW Repair Inclusive warranty, the cost for all necessary repairs is covered within the agreed mileage / duration.
The Festive Offer is valid on the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 5 Series and the BMW X3 till 31 October 2016. Customized offers are also available for other models in the BMW portfolio. 
‘The BMW Festival 2016’, a series of exclusive events, will be held for customers at BMW dealerships in 10 cities (Gurgaon, Pune, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Kochi). As part of this engagement, renowned fashion designers like Suneet Varma and Shantanu & Nikhil will present their festive couture collections and interact with the guests. Live musical performances accompanied by spirit tasting and sumptuous spreads will add to the flavor of festive celebrations. Guests will also have an opportunity to explore the range of Panerai luxury watches and avail special offers on their products.

DHFL Cuts Home Loan Rates to 9.35%

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th October:- DHFL, India’s leading housing finance company in the low and middle income segment, announced reduction in its interest rates by 20 bps to 9.35% for its new customers with effect from October 11, 2016. The Company will offer the interest rate of 9.35% for loans upto Rs 30 lakhs which is categorized under affordable housing; thereby enabling home ownership in the low and middle income segment.
Commenting on the move Harshil Mehta, CEO, DHFL said that further to the recent announcement made by the Reserve Bank of India to cut the interest rates, this step taken by DHFL will enable it to pass on the benefit to its end consumers.
He further added that throughout its years of growth, DHFL has stayed true to its core vision of financial inclusion, especially to the low and middle income customers across India. We at DHFL also believe that, the move complements the Government’s initiative of ‘Housing for All’ by 2022 and will help to create more demand making the sector more attractive for investors.
In August 2016, DHFL created history in the Indian Capital markets by raising a record Rs 14,000 crore within one month from two public NCD issuances. The total demand generated from the two issues was Rs 32,000 crores as per the data available on the exchanges.

HondaNo.1 Two Wheeler Brand in Punjab

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th October:- Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) – the No. 1 selling two-wheeler brand in Punjab is now created a new milestone.
Honda 2Wheelers is the first two-wheeler brand in the State to cross 50,000 unit sales (50,381) in just 3 months as per latest sales figures provided by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) for the first quarter of FY’2016-17. 
On achieving the fete,  Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, said that be it crossing 50,000 unit mark in 3 months or Activa becoming No. 1 selling two-wheeler in Punjab, Honda’s success story is a result of growing customer trust on the brand. The way people commute in Punjab is fast changing and automatic scooters are becoming No. 1 choice of Punjab. We are delighted that 2 of every 3 customers are buying Honda’s automatic scooter for their daily commuting. This festival too, led by auspicious buying, Honda is progressing towards a bumper October sales in Punjab.

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah's Gokuldham Society Residents Face a Festive Dilemma

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th October:- All the residents in Gokhuldham Society are super excited for this year’s Navratri, like every year. However, there is someone who is posing as a deterrent to their plans. 
Gokuldham society is all decked up for the festive season and the women of the society are all set with their preparations for Navratri. But, the celebrations are short lived when the residents get to know that an event manager called ‘All-in-one Bhai’ is organizing a Navratri Event on a ground close to the society on a grand scale and if one has to attend that event, they would have to buy steeply priced passes for it.
Concerned with the fact that the music from the two events would clash and they would not be able to enjoy playing garba, the society members decide to approach ‘All-in-one Bhai’ to shift his venue. The conversation turns ugly with the society members confidently challenging ‘All-in-one Bhai’ that they will have a better event in Gokuldham and people would attend their event for free instead of paying for the highly prices passes for All-in-one Bhai’s event.

Child Artist Ratna Shinde Roped in to Play Chota Baalveer

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th October:- The evil Prachandika is all set to unleash her fury in the latest track of Sony SABs Baalveer. Prachandika (Nigaar Khan) will be seen performing a spell over Baalveer (Dev Joshi) and the magical charm is such that if anyone attacks Prachnadika, they will also end up hurting Balveer indirectly. With the objective to free Baalveer from the magical charm, Ranipari (Sudeepa Singh) tells Baalveer to go inside a time machine to travel back in time to the day when Prachandika had cast the spell on him. Unfortunately, the time machine develops a technical snag and Baalveer becomes a 6 year old boy.
Mehar and Manav take Chota Baalveer(Ratna Shinde) to  Dagli house to take care of him. Tauba Tauba (Shridhar Watsar) who learns about the situation tries to kidnap Baalveer and on the other hand Prachandika devises a plan to destroy Earth by using a conglomerate of clouds from Parilok. How will Chota Baalveer foil Prachandika's devious plan? Or will Prachandika be successful this time around?
Commenting on the track, Dev Joshi who plays Baalveer said that it has been great fun to shoot with the child artist Ratna Shinde who is playing his 6­ year old self in the current track. It is difficult to play the younger version of an existing actor, but Ratna played the role beautifully. Whenever we shoot together, we have a lot of masti on set and he has a great equation with him. He wasn’t feeling very well during the shoot, but had the grace to complete the work as soon as possible.

Chandigarh Hospice Celebrates World Hospice & Palliative Care Day

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th October:- Chandigarh Hospice, today celebrated the World Hospice & Palliative Care Day on theme: Living and Dying in Pain. It doesn’t have to happen”
 The day is celebrated to create awareness for palliative care and importance of effective pain management for better quality of life of patient with advanced cancer. The vision is to increase the availability of hospice and palliative care throughout the world by creating opportunities to speak out about the issues and to raise awareness and understanding of the needs – medical, social, practical, spiritual – of people living with a life limiting illness and their families.
Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament, U.T., Chandigarh was the Chief Guest on this occasion. She distributed Wheel chairs and tricycles to special children under Kalam Express.
Rakesh Kumar Popli, Additional Excise & Taxation Commissioner, U.T. Chandigarh-cum-Secretary, IRCS, D.P. Khandelia, Dr S.C Sharma, Former Head of the Radiotherapy Department ,PGI, Dr. Firuza Patel, Mentor & Incharge Hospice, Dr Sushmita Ghoshal, Head of Radiotherapy Department, PGI and the volunteers from the community were also present  during the function.

CRB Public School Celebrates Dussehra with Great Fervour

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th October:- CRB Public school, Sector 7-B Chandigarh, campus was abuzz with the dussehra celebration. The Director of the school, Naveen Kumar Mittal offered homage to goddess Durga. Students draped as Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana enacted a scene from the Ramleela and the effigy of Ravana was also burnt.
Principal Smt. Sangeeta Mittal reflected on the importance of the festival and how good always triumphs over the evil. In her speech she also hinted on the need to respect women. She further said that celebrations of such festivals inspire children to follow the path of truth and imbibe moral values like cooperation, affection and brotherhood. It is also a step to bind students to their traditional roots.

Municipal Corporation and Malaria Wing Conduct Special Drive in Sector 37

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th October:- A special drive was conducted today at Sector 37 A and B jointly by Municipal Corporation and Malaria wing Chandigarh. Team was led Dr Gaurav Aggarwal and staff from Municipal Corporation. One more team was led by Assistant Director Malaria along with State Epidemiologist at EWS colony Dhanas  .Under this drive, house to house visits were made.  It was observed that major source of breeding is in house containers and coolers alongwith garbage dumps in these areas.
In the presence of prominent persons of the area, fogging was done at Vikas Nagar, Charan Singh colony, Village Kajheri , Palsora and sector 55.  Today, fogging will be done at sector 15, sector 37 A and B, Maloya Colny and Maloya village, CBI colony by vehicle mounted and hand held fogging machines.
Today 9 cases of Dengue has been reported from various health institutions which includes 5 new cases and4 confirmed amongst probable cases(till the release of press note)which brings the total number of Dengue cases to 531 in the city.1 fresh cases of Chickungunya have been reported by GMCH 32 and PGIMER. The details of 77 cases of Chickungunya detected in Chandigarh is; 23 imported, 22 wrong address and 32 from Chandigarh.
To further strengthen the preventive activities, daily fumigation is being carried out alongwith strengthening of field activities which includes mass awareness, checking of breeding sources like coolers, containers, tyres and other sources.

Chandigarh Volleyball Association to Conduct Pro Volley League Chandigarh

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th October:- Chandigarh Volleyball Association (CVA) to conduct Pro Volley League Chandigarh (PVL- Chandigarh) in Chandigarh starting October 2016. Chandigarh Volleyball Association (CVA) has awarded the long-term rights of its Pro Volleyball League- Chandigarh (PVL- Chandigarh) to Delhi based sports IPR Company Republic of Sports (ROS League Pvt Ltd). The first season of the League will kick start on 14th October 2016 at Sector 41 Chandigarh.
Chandigarh Volleyball Association entered into a 10 years contract with Republic of Sports (ROS League Pvt Ltd), a sport IPR Company. ROS has been instrumental in setting up regional and rural volleyball leagues in India, Gramin Volleyball League and Pro Volley Leagues are the flagship sporting leagues based on Volleyball.
CVA president Ashok Khatri said that CVA, as the governing body for Volleyball in Chandigarh, is committed to the growth of the sport in Chandigarh, and is extremely pleased to partner Republic of Sports in its endeavours to grow our sport in Chandigarh.
Commenting on it Anil Oberoi, Secratery General of CVA said that this is the first step taken by the Chandigarh Volleyball Association in many years to improve the volleyball standard in Chandigarh, the players affiliated with the association will get the chance to display their game in front of Chandigarh crowd.
He added that the league format is very simple, we are inviting all the schools, colleges, universities, professional clubs etc to participate in the league, the format is set to bring the competitiveness among the teams and eventually will get the Chandigarh Champion on 16th October.
Deepak Rathi, from ROS League Private Limited said that we are extremely honoured to be granted the long-term rights of a very prestigious league like the Pro Volley League- Chandigarh. We have been delivered the first edition of Gramin Volley League Uttar Pradesh, with huge success. We hope to make PVL one of the most admired leagues of the country by bringing the best players to take part in it.
We thank our sponsors and partners for supporting this league, the season #1 of Pro Volley League- Chandigarh is sponsored by Republic of Sports, and Market Online app, Nikon Camera, pain relief partner of the league is Nise-Gel.