Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Need Over 8000 Healthcare Professionals by 2020 for Cancer Alone:IIHMR University

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th February:- With lifestyle diseases taking a toll on the healthcare spending and the rise in the need of skilled healthcare professionals, the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR University) will celebrate The World Cancer WeekThe University invited Dr. Aseem Samer, Oncologist, Mahaveer Cancer Hospital who was present to share his insights on Cancer and also interact with the students of IIHMR University, Jaipur.
Dr. C. Ramesh, Dean School of Pharmaceutical Management, IIHMR University Jaipur said that over the years there is a drastic increase in lifestyle diseases and amongst the most dreaded one is Cancer. Though there has been advancement in cancer care programme and an improvement in technology, there is still lack of accessibility, affordability, awareness and late detection in case of Cancer. He added that Tobacco related cancers for males are estimated to go up to 225,241 and 93,563 for females in the year 2020. Breast cancer cases estimated in India till 2020 will be approximately 1.23 lakhs and the total number of people who will be affected by Cancer will be over 7 crore by 2021 in India alone (as according to EY report on Call for Action: Expanding Cancer Care in India).  The mortality rates in India are 4 to 6 times higher as opposed to US with baseline cost of the treatment to be about Rs. 3-4 lacs which is at times higher than the annual income of over 80-85% households.
Dr. Aseem Samar, (DM Medical Oncology) said that in India there is a dire need of healthcare professionals. India currently has a Doctor to Patient Ratio of about 1 in 2000 and aims to achieve a figure of 1 in 1000 for patients suffering from Cancer. India will need about 450-550 dedicated Cancer Centers by 2020. Currently India has over 1250 Oncologists currently and will need over 5000 Oncologists by 2020. This states that the total number of healthcare professionals needed including the Oncologists will be over 8000 by the year 2020. There is also a need to create awareness about Cancer at an early stage which is why we need to create awareness programmes that should highlight the routine check-ups for people especially women to avoid being detected with last stage cancer.
According to EY Report, lack of adequate infrastructure and absence of mass screening programs are key barriers to timely and accurate diagnosis in India. There are an estimated 2,700 mammograms installed in India, which represents less than 5% of that in the US. There are an estimated 120 PET-CT scanners installed in India, the majority of which are in metropolitan cities. Only 30% of the cancer centers in India have advanced imaging technologies such as PET-CT. PET-CT scanners are essential for accurate diagnosis, staging and response monitoring of cancer and are therefore critical to providing comprehensive cancer care. India has only 200-250 comprehensive cancer care centers (0.2 per million population in India vs 4.4 per million population in US), 40% of which are present in eight metropolitan cities and fewer than 15% are government operated. In addition, there is a significant shortage of oncologists in India. India has only one oncologist per 1,600 new cancer patients in India. With all the above requirements we would like to say that India still needs skilled healthcare workforce which is the need of the day.
The number of dedicated Cancer beds is about 5000-6000 and the total number of dedicated beds estimated by 2020 will be over 12000-13000. Cancer affected states in India till date are Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tripura and Manipur. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the women of Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Nagaland and Goa, and the second most common form of malignancy in females of Punjab, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Whereas in Tripura breast cancer represents the third most common form of cancer in women as according to the report Cancer Scenario in India with Future Perspectives.

Hardy Sandhu Song #tabbar Conceive and Compose in Half an Hour:Anjum Batra

By Tricitynews Reporter
Mumbai 07th February:- #Tabbar is recently released song from upcoming Punjabi movie MahiNri set to release this February starring Hardy Sandhu, Poppy Jabbal, Rameet Sandhu, B N Sharma, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Anjum Batra and RanjanSehgal. Song has received huge response from Punjabi audience and is a foot tapping number. Talking about the video of the song, B.N Sharma is seen in a new avtaarperforming the song in an akhada along with Hardy Sandhu and is liked by audience a lot.
This is the debut composition of AnjumBatra who is also acting in the movie.Interestingly the song was made in half an hour when the Director of the film Gaurav Bavdankar asked him to make the song. Ranjan Sehgal who penned it, completed the song in 30 minutes and Anjum Batra composed it then and there and song was recorded overnight one day before the shoot.
After receiving huge amount of appreciation for his work in Bollywood movies Anjum is all set to explore new dimensions in Punjabi Industry. He is playing a south Indian in the movie along with Ranjan Sehgal who is playing a Pakistani. Duos are from Department of Indian Theater Chandigarh and are working in Bollywood industry from last 7 years. Settled in Mumbai Anjum wants to stick to his roots and wants to work in Punjabi film industry too.

NCB Chandigarh Unit Seize 2.000 Kgs. Opium and 4.900 Kgs. Sweet Stone

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th February:- NCB Chandigarh Zonal Unit seized 2.000 Kgs. of Opium and 4.900 Kgs. Sweet Stone (Tanka) and arrested one persons Devi Singh, resident of village Bhaisonda Mandi, Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh at Derabassi, Mohali (Punjab).  
Dr. Kaustubh Sharma, Zonal Director said that the NCB team had received information that the above person is involved in drug smuggling during the last six months and supplying Opium in Haryana and surrounding region. Acting on this, NCB team had laid a naka near Derabassi, Mohali, Punjab and arrested Devi Singh when he is trying to smuggle Opium from Madhya Pradesh. The contraband was concealed in a bag recovered from the accused Devi Singh. Dr. Kaustubh Sharma further informed that the accused revealed that sweet stone (Tanka) is used for mixing with Opium to increase the quantity of opium which will fetch more money. Further, enquiries revealed that Devi Singh had supplied opium twice in Haryana in the past and this was his third attempt to supply Opium when he was caught red handed by Narcotics Control Bureau Chandigarh.

PGI Surgeon Honored With Honorary Secretary of International Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th February:- Prof. T.D. Yadav, Department of General Surgery, PGI has been elected as honorary Secretary of International Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (IHPBA), India  for  2017- 2021 in its annual meeting held in Bengaluru.  The tenure of honorary secretary is for a period of 4 years. The association conducts one annual meet, four midterm CMEs and two courses in a year to train young surgeons in hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery. The association has 650 active members till date.
Prof. T.D. Yadav has been on regular guest faculty during these courses conducted twice a year and also during the annual meetings. He has participated in the world congress meetings of IHPBA held once in four years and presented several papers. At present he is also a member of executive council of National Association of Surgical Gastroentrology for the second time.


T.S.Central State Library Holds its Annual Prize Distribution Function

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th February:- The Annual Prize distribution function of T. S. Central State Library, Sector-17, Chandigarh was held today. The Chief Guest for this occasion, Jitender Yadav, Director Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration gave away prizes to 81 students from 42 schools and colleges of the tricity who had won prizes in various competitions held during 2016-17 in the library.
Anju Gupta, Librarian Incharge, T.S. Central State Library welcomed the Chief Guest and presented the annual report 2016-17.
The chief guest emphasized on the importance of Public libraries, book reading culture and said that books are the real friends of a person. He also emphasized that Library should organize more outreach programmes for the under privileged masses who remain deprived of library services. He appreciated the efforts of the library for conducting a number of programmes throughout the year and congratulated the librarian and the team for this function.
Madhav Kaushik, Vice Chairman, Chandigarh Sahitya Acadmey also graced the occasion.

UBA-Pro Basketball League Season 4 to Raise the Game

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th February:- The United Basketball Alliance (UBA) announced the fourth season of the pro basketball league set to commence from the 16th of February, through the 1st of March, 2017 at the Satyabhama University, Chennai, later moving into the semi-finals and Championship series in Goa from the 10th to  16th of March.
The league is structured as eight teams play a regular season during competing to qualify for the playoffs.  Season 4 is set to be the most competitive and exciting season to date.  The teams are divided into two divisions and feature some of the country’s finest players: The Mumbai Challengers, Delhi Capitals, Haryana Gold and Punjab Steelers form the North Division, and the Chennai Slam, Pune Peshwas, Bengaluru Beast and Hyderabad Sky make up the South Division.
An exciting new addition to the game this season is the introduction of ten international professionals from the US to join current UBA players and teams. Following the successful completion of the league's second Pro Performance Camp in Phoenix during December 2016, a group of 15 elite UBA players joined the American players and together, underwent various team-building exercises, working on fundamentals, dribbling, defense techniques and shooting drills. The international players will step into the UBA spotlight for the first time this February.  At least one international American player will be added on each UBA team, creating stronger competition, performance and a unique experience for the fans of basketball across India.
The most experienced American player coming to India to play in UBA Season 4 is Alex Scales, who played with the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. Scales was a star at the University of Oregon in the NCAA before launching his pro career which includes two different NBA D-League teams and professional teams around the world in 11 different countries. Another player joining Scales is an American player of Indian origin, Chris Solomon who played college ball in Florida at Northwood University, then professionally in Italy and Mexico. The inclusion of these two stars is sure to raise the level and pace of the game. Other American players include Ron March, Pierre Newton, Tevin Kelly, Mak Boskailo, De'Sean Mattox, Jimmy Scroggins, Brendan Pineda-Morales and Dermaine Crockrell.
On announcing Season Four, CEO of United Basketball Alliance, Tommy Fisher said that we are absolutely elated to raise the game of basketball in India for the fourth season of UBA. Our goal is to always improve in all aspects from the previous season.  The past three seasons have shown significant growth and excitement, and we expect nothing less in Season 4.  Basketball continues to gain popularity across India in a big way and we are delighted to be associated with this movement in India. We look forward to seeing talented young players step up and showcase their exceptional skill and talent.
The previous seasons of the United Basketball Alliance were held in Hyderabad and Pune. Catch all the action LIVE for the 4th Season on the Ten Sports network channels-Ten 1 HD & Ten 3 from 16th February- 16th March 2017 from Chennai and Goa.

First Look Poster Release for Two Punjabi movie:“Aadi–The Best Friend” & “Chajju Da Chubara”

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th February:- The scarcity of Producers in Punjabi Film Industry doesn’t exist anymore now. Besides the big film making companies, lot of businessman are contributing a lot in the movie making industry. Businessman Dalvinder Guraya and Raman Aggarwal, under their banners and Guraya Films Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. and Raman Aggarwal Films are also going to announce their two Punjabi movies. The poster for these movies was revealed today.
The movie’s team which consisted of Dalvinder Guraya, Raman Aggarwal along with the Director Manbhavan Singh, writer Gurpret Palheri (Giani) and Jarnail Singh of Virasat films were present on this occasion. The posters of “Aadi–The Best Friend” and “Chajju Da Chubara” were released today.
The first movie, “Chajju Da Chubara”, will be written and Directed by Manbhavan Singh whereas, “Aadi-The Best Friend”, will be written by Gurpreet Palhari(Giani) and the Director’s name will be revealed soon. Both the films are on different topics. The team assured that both the movies will entertain the audience.
Producers Dalvinder Guraya and Raman Aggarwal, said that they will announce the other movies also while shooting for these two movies is on. Both the producers assured that they will contribute their part in making this Punjabi industry as good as Bollywood Film industry.
Director, Manbhavan Singh, said that Punjabi Industry is experimenting with new Topics now and the Punjabi Audiences Expectations from these movies has also increased now. And it is becoming difficult to entertain audience these days but his new film will be made as per the audience’s expectation.  From a long Gurpreet Palheri(Giani), has contributed a lot in Punjabi as well as hindi cinema industry. He has contributed a lot in Gippy Grewal’s “Ardaas”. The team of the two movies has assured that they will impart new information related to these movies.

Banks Accelerate Blockchain Investment Reveals Infosys Finacle and LTP Study

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th February:- Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY), along with its partner Let’s Talk Payments (LTP), today released a global survey report - “Blockchain Technology: From Hype to Reality”. According to the report, over 80 percent of bankers surveyed expect to see commercial adoption of the technology by 2020, with nearly half (50 percent) of the financial institutions already investing or planning to invest during 2017. This announcement builds on the recent announcement by Emirates NBD and ICICI Bank on the deployment of blockchain technology in international remittances and trade finance.
The aim of the study, which included a survey of more than 100 financial services professionals, was to understand the sentiment of blockchain technology in the areas of the technology’s current understanding in the banking industry, Adoption strategies and investments being pursued and the opportunities and challenges that the industry is dealing with.
The highlights of the blockchain technology is the 33 percent of respondents expect to see commercial blockchain adoption by 2018, while a majority (nearly 50 percent) see mainstream adoption by 2020. According to the survey, the average investment in blockchain projects in 2017 is expected to be about USD 1 million. Majority of banks, about 69 percent, are experimenting with permission blockchains. About 50 percent of the banks is either working with a FinTech start-up or technology company to augment their blockchain capabilities, whereas another 30 percent are opting for the consortium model? According to the study, 51 percent of executives driving the blockchain initiatives are either Chief Technology Officers or Chief Innovation Officers. The study confirms that the blockchain roll out would be prioritized in business areas where it can significantly improve transparency, automate processes across enterprises as well as reduce settlement and transaction time and the study further revealed that the top five use cases that are expected to go to production are: cross border payments, digital identity management, clearing and settlement, letter of credit process and syndication of loans. These use cases scored more than 3.2 on a scale of one to five, wherein one being the least prioritized use case for commercial adoption and five being most prioritized
Sanat Rao, Chief Business Officer and Global Head, Finacle, said that this research reaffirms our belief that the blockchain technology has potential to help banks reimagine banking processes. The technology can help banks automate inter-organization processes, significantly improve transparency and reset existing operational benchmarks. Several progressive organizations have already executed pilots to validate these propositions. We believe, in the coming quarters, the industry will experience greater momentum towards rolling out lab-pilots to real-life use cases.

Manu Exposes Real Identities of Trideviyaan and Their Secret Mission

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 07th February:- After solving the diamond robbery case, Dinanath and the Trideviyaan have another difficult case at hand.
Rituraj Singh, who is playing character of Dinanath Chauhan, is on a mission to expose a corrupt CBI officer who is coming to test the food of DN’s catering. He makes a truth serum, if a person consumes starts blurting out the truth. His plan is to make the CBI officer drink the serum in order to make him reveal the truth. But his plans fails when instead of the CBI guy Manu ends up drinking the serum.
In a series of events, eventually Shalini Sahuta, playing character of Manu reveals the top secret of her family and the top secret being that her father and her two sisters-in- law are secret agents. Because of Manu’s revelation, Dinanath, Tanu (Samaira Rao) and Dhanu’s (Aishwarya Sakhuja) plan almost gets failed in front of the CBI officer. After their identity gets exposed, they have two missions in front of them; one is to take care of Manu so that she does not reveal further information about them and second is to get the truth out from the CBI officer.
Commenting on the track Shalini Sahuta who plays Manu said that this track will reveal the truth of Trideviyaan and Dinanath Chauhan which is a secret since many months. It will be interesting to see how the Dinanath Chauhan’s will try to sail through the situation and track the case.