Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Zee Cinema to Showcase World Television Premiere of Do Lafzon Ki Kahani on 10th February

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th February:- With the season of love all around us, Zee Cinema, the world’s largest theatre for Hindi movies is all set to showcase the World Television Premiere of Do Lafzon Ki Kahani on Friday, 10th February at 8 PM.
Starring Bollywood heart-throb Randeep Hooda and the beautiful Kajal Aggarwal, the film is directed by Deepak Tijori. The movie sees the lead actor Randeep Hooda, playing the role of a MMA boxer under the supervision of India’s top MMA fighter and an expert from Bangkok, Irrfan Khan.
Do Lafzon Ki Kahani is the story of Suraj (Randeep Hooda), an ex-boxer who lives a lonely life in Malaysia. Some unfortunate events lead him to quit boxing, but fate had other plans. In a serendipitous moment, he meets Jenny (Kajal Aggarwal).  Although visually impaired Jenny’s zest breathes a new life in Suraj’s dejected heart. Determined to get her vision back, Suraj is once again forced to get into the boxing ring. As if the world conspiring against them, he meets with an accident leaving Jenny heartbroken and completely unaware.  What follows then is a series of misunderstandings that tear them apart.

&pictures Presents Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Time Story’ on 11th February

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th February:- Science-fiction movies make us believe that nothing is impossible. A unique and fresh concept, time travel has often fascinated movie lovers and caught their attention. To entertain the audience and give viewers a taste of how life on rewind could possibly be, &pictures, Naye India Ka Blockbuster Movie Channel brings an unusual narrative in sci-fi drama ‘Time Story’ on Saturday, 11th February, 2017 at 8:00 PM.
Time Story, a blockbuster hit was widely appreciated for its superlative action. The film promises power-packed drama with the backdrop of jaw-dropping VFX.
Directed by Vikram Kumar, ‘Time Story’ stars South Indian superstar Suriya in triple roles. The film starts with Dr. Sethuram (Suriya), a scientist, who leads a happy life with his wife Priya (Nithya Menen) and newborn son Mani. He invents a watch that helps the wearer travel back and forth in time for 24 hours. His evil brother Athreya (Suriya) grows greedy for the watch and Sethuram’s family is destroyed into pieces. Athreya kills Priya in the process while Sethuram runs with Mani, to save their lives. He hands over Mani to Sathyabama (Saranya Ponvannan), a stranger in the train while escaping from his brother. Sathyabama takes a promise of taking care of Mani, all her life. Sethuram loses his life in a fight with Athreya, who also gets severely injured. The film takes an interesting turn when Mani grows up (now Suriya) and sets on a journey to set things right after finding his father’s watch and his quest to find the truth takes him back and forth in time.

Punjab Half Marathon-2017:1,000 Persons to Run for Road Safety

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th February:- As many as 1000 persons from all walks of life will run for the cause of Road Safety in ‘Punjab Half Marathon-2017’ in the city beautiful on February 12. This mega- event is being hosted by the national level Thrill Zone Trust which is committed to spread awareness on good health and extensively working towards the cause of road safety in the country.
The 21 km long marathon will commence from Chandigarh club at 6:30 am on Sunday which will cross Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Kishangarh, IT Park and it will end at the point from where it started.
Sharing some vital information about the upcoming event, Founder of Thrill Zone, P C Kushwaha said that this is the 16th event in the row and we have previously covered various cities like Mumbai, Dehradun, Kathgodam and Delhi. He added that the marathon is aimed at spreading a message that human life is precious and the choices we make on the road can destroy or preserve it. The trial runs have already been completed successfully and we have tied up with Max hospital for the medical services to avoid any untoward incident. There will be medical counter on the route and recovery zone with Physiotherapist.
While speaking on the occasion, Founder of ArriveSafe NGO,  Harman Sidhu said that by associating with this Marathon, we want to draw attention towards the right to walk of pedestrians in the urban environment. Walking spaces are being reduced day by day to accommodate more cars. Policy makers need to think of where we walk and they should ensure that pedestrians should be able to walk without the fear of being run over. The aim should be to use road space efficiently, move people, not vehicles. We want to spread the message through this marathon that public transport system should be improved and rights of the vulnerable group called pedestrians should be protected.
The participants of the run will be given trophies, and free T-shirts. There will be ten water and Energy Drinks station on route for Runners. Besides, there will be Cyclist to support the Runners participating in Event.

PGI Receives Body of Kharar Resident as a Donation

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th February:- The Department of Anatomy, PGI, Chandigarh feels proud to receive the body of 81years old Mohabbat Rai resident of Kharar, Punjab  as a donation. The department is grateful to the family and admires them for this noble gesture.

National Institute of Nursing Education organizes Six day Training on HIV/AIDS & ART

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th February:- The six days training programme started on 2nd Feb., 2017 on HIV/AIDS and Antiretroviral therapy for B.Sc. Nursing 4th year and B.Sc. Nursing (postbasic) 2nd year students of National Inst. of Nursing Education concluded today. It was organized under the chairmanship of Dr Sandhya Ghai, Principal, NINE, PGI, Chandigarh and coordinated by Dr Sukhwinder Kaur, Lecturer, NINE, PGI, Chandigarh.   Total 164 students attended this training programme. The classes on various topics related to Epidemiology of HIV, ART therapy, counseling skills, HIV pediatrics were taken by faculty of NINE  Including role plays and videos on ART therapy and counseling techniques which were really appreciated by the students.

MCM College organizes Training Course on Fruit and Vegetable Preservation and Nutrition

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th February:- A Ministry of Women and Child Development (GoI) sponsored training course on Fruit and Vegetable Preservation and Nutrition was organised at MCM DAV College for Women by the Community Food and Nutrition Extension Unit, Chandigarh and the Home Science Department of the college. Harpal Singh, Demonstration Officer, Ministry of Women and Child Development conducted this week-long highly informative course.
During the course, the participants were made aware of the principles of preservation, different methods of preservation, nutrition, identification and management of nutritional diseases, importance of breast feeding and personal and food hygiene. The interactive lectures were followed by practical demonstration sessions on all days during which participants got hands on experience in preparing low cost nutritious recipes like peanut snacks and also preserved products like jams, squashes, pickles and sauces. The participants found the course extremely fulfilling as they cooked healthy recipes like peanut burfi, panjiri, etc. At the conclusion of the course, certificates were awarded to the participants.
MCM Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava thanked Ministry of Women and Child Development for providing practical exposure to the students so that they are aware of the industry demands and at the same time, are capable of incorporating nutrition in their everyday life.

Chandigarh Administrator Promote Manu Kukar as District Attorney

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th February:- The Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh has promoted Manu Kukar, Deputy District Attorney as District Attorney, Law & Prosecution Department, Union Territory, Chandigarh with immediate effect. He will be on probation for a period of one year from the date of assuming charge of the post of District Attorney.

CRB School organizes Annual Sports Meet

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th February:- A four day Annual Sports Meet is being organised by CRB Public School of Sector 7 B, Chandigarh with great zeal and fervor.
The tiny tots enthusiastically participated in various events viz Hop race, Ribbon race, Collecting objects, Hurdle race, Frog race, Picking the straw, Balancing the ball etc during the days. The meet also comprised of Shoe Box race, Relay race, Wheel and Barrow race, Martial arts, Kho-Kho, Basket ball, Skating, Long jump and Shot Put for senior classes. A colourful cultural display of reverberant events by the students marked the closing ceremony.
The winners of respective events were honoured with medals and trophies by our honourable principal Mrs. Sangeeta Mittal and Director Mr. Naveen Mittal. Principal Mrs. Sangeeta Mittal while addressing the school students emphasized on the importance of sports in the student’s life for physical and mental fitness along with the all round development. The most regular students for the year 2016-2017 were also awarded. The programme ended with the National Anthem.
Results of Annual sports meet:-
Shoe socks Race
1. Manas Pandiri (1st)
2. Sameer Chand Ramola(2nd)
3. Yogesh Lamba (3rd)
Handi Race
1. Mananya Arora ( 1st)
2. Jasmeen (2nd)
3. Tamanna Mittal (3rd)
Basket Ball (Girls)
1. Garima Kanojia
2. Mananya Arora
3. Muskaan
4. Jyoti
5. Jasmeen
Table Soccer
1. Gurkirat Singh, Navpreet (1st)
2. Parveen Singh, Arnav Nag (2nd)
3. Madhavi Sharma, Lavish Kumar (3rd)
1. Rohit (1st)
2.Harshit Verma (2nd)
3. Anushka Yadav (3rd)
Long Jump (Girls)
1. Twinkle(1st)
2. Nitika Devi(2nd)
3. Manjeet kaur(3rd)
Wheel and Barrow
1. Tushar, Prabhnoor Singh(1st)
2.Jatin Singh, Gurkanwal Singh(2nd)
3. Aditya Chauhan , Sachin Panday(3rd)

Result of Kindergarten
(Pick the Object) Boys                                  (Pick the Object) Girls
1. Abhinav                                                     1. Parishi
2. Rushank                                                     2. Aradhya Gaur
3. Pawandeep                                                            3. Smridhi
Nursery A
(Hurdle Race) Boys                                       (Hurdle Race) Girls
1. Arnav Ghai                                                            1. Khushi
2. Harman Chaudhary                                 2. Mansweeni
3. Rehatbir Singh                                          3. Nimrat Kaur Dhillon
Nursery B
(Pick the ribbon race ) Boys             (Pick the ribbon race ) Girls
1. Khushdeep                                                 1. Shivanshi Nautyal
2. Devyansh Chauhan                                  2. Minkal
3. Paras kalia                                                 3. Pragya
(Frog Race) Boys                                           (Frog Race) Girls
1. Nimanpreet Singh                         1. Tanisha
2.Tanish Rawat                                             2. Mannat Aditya
3. Navraj Singh Mann                                  3. Arhita Mahajan
(Pick the Straws) Boys                                  (Pick the Straws) Girls
1. Gurpartap Singh Chahal             1. Khwaish Shekhawat
2.Ayan Khan                                                 2. Kanika
3. Arshpreet Singh                                        3. Arshia Goyal
(Duck Walk) Boys                                         (Duck Walk) Girls
1. Shivam                                                                   1. Aanchal Kaushal
2.Tanish Tiwari                                             2. Mansi Bhardwaj
3. Aayush Kumar                                          3. Akshita
(Block Jump) Boys                                        (Block Jump) Girls
1. Aadit Giri                                                   1. Sejal
2.Mohit                                                                       2. Avneet Kaur
3. Muktesh Sharma                                       3. Pranzal Thakur

Canadian Govt. Extends ‘India2Canada’ Initiative for Another Year

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th February:- The Canadian Government funded India2Canada, a pilot program run by Abbotsford Community Services (ACS),  will continue to serve Canada bound immigrants for another year.
Consul General of Canada in Chandigarh Christopher Gibbins complimented the ACS team for successful completion of their existence in the city and hoped that it would continue to guide and mentor the immigrants to Canada to make their transition from one home to another hassle-free and comfortable. 
Rotary Club of Chandigarh’s President Neenu Vij appreciated the initiative of the Canadian government for their humanitarian support to help people migrate with ease.
Rod Santiago, Executive Director of ACS expressed his gratitude to the Canadian government for its financial grant under the aegis of Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship (IRCC), extending the services for another year.
The office celebrated its first year of operations in Chandigarh on Wednesday February 8th, 2017 and its ‘India2Canada’ programme offers a free-of-cost all pre-settlement related guidance to those qualified to become a Permanent Resident of Canada and is in possession of a letter from IRCC, Canada.
The services include documentation, deciding which city to live in, arrival procedures, employment, education, healthcare, cultural orientation and everything related to settlement that can help new immigrants with a smooth transition.
The Honourable Immigration Minister of Canada, John MacCallum and his delegation had visited the ACS office in November and offered their commendations for the work being done by the staff at the pre-arrival office.
Approximately 230 Indian nationals who sought guidance from the office have already reached Canada and have had successful beginnings in various provinces.
Earlier the special guests and invitees visited India2Canada office in the Elante Business Block where achievements were put on display.
Those who attended the function from ACS Canada included Manpreet Grewal, Director of Multicultural and Immigrant Integration Services, and Donna Lo, Manager Settlement Services,
ACS is a non-profit, multi-service, multi funded community based social service agency registered in 1969. It offers services through 80 different programs. ACS has provided Immigrant settlement services since the late 1970s and is a key immigrant service agency in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia.

Mutual Fund-Best Investment Avenues for Retail Investor:ICICI Prudential Asset Management

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th February:- Senior executives of India’s largest Asset Management Company, ICICI Prudential Asset Management were in Chandigarh town to share the fund house views on Outlook 2017 and where retail investors should invest in the year ahead.
Aniruddha Chaudhary Zonal Head (North, South and East) were joined by Sourabh Mahajan, Regional Head (Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K) and Anish Jindal, Director, Finbucks Financial Management, a leading financial advisor in Punjab for the press briefing.
Aniruddha Chaudhary highlighted the benefits of investing in Mutual funds for retail investors and mentioned that investors in Punjab are still overinvested in traditional investment avenues. For creating long term wealth, they need to diversify and invest in equity Mutual Funds. He complimented the market regulator SEBI for its work since Mutual Fund industry in India is seen as one of the best regulated areas in finance. This has led to making Mutual Fund as one of the best investment avenues for the retail investor and there is reasonable evidence of investor satisfaction through wealth creation by investing in such a transparent and low cost product.
He congratulated and acknowledged the efforts of the financial advisors and distributors in Chandigarh along-with media in making Mutual funds more popular. However, given the under penetration and lack of exposure to equities, he shared his view that much more is needed to be done.
He stressed upon the benefits of SIPs in long term wealth creation and as a preferred mode of investing in equity markets. The MF industry in India has seen notable interest in SIP book size growing from 1800 Crs per month in March 2015 to nearly 4000 plusCrs in December 2016.
On the recommendations for 2017 for retail investors, Aniruddha Chaudhary mentioned that with macros remaining supportive, RBI has still some room left to cut rates in 2017. However, we believe that most part of the fixed income rally has already played out and returns may moderate from here on. Having said this, we still believe that over the next three year period fixed income may continue to deliver good post tax returns in comparison to traditional fixed income investment avenues. For 2017, we are recommending retail investors to invest in dynamic duration, short duration and accrual funds.  For equities, we believe that dynamic asset allocation is a better choice to take exposure to equities in order to make best of the volatility which could emerge from global side. Also in a country where the base financial product is fixed deposit, you need an asset class with lower risk than equities to scale up investor interest in mutual funds. He also reiterated the importance of continuing with SIPs.
Anish Jindal mentioned that ICICI Prudential as a brand has maximum recall amongst investors and he is seeing a lot of investor interest in their schemes. The company as on 31st December, 2016 manages INR 2.27 lac crs across various schemes. As per Value Research, a leading MF data provider, the fund house has ensured that their schemes outperform their respective benchmarks, on a consistent basis, and this has helped the AMC to deliver better investor experience. 
Aniruddha Chaudhary cited the company’s focus on investor experience, promoting right products at right time, listening to customers and distributors and superior investment management capabilities as reason for their growth and industry leadership.
On being asked about the measures that can help the industry to grow, Aniruddha Chaudhary mentioned that simplified KYC process as available to insurance industry and adequate remuneration for distributors can help the industry to grow much faster.
Sourabh Mahajan shared information on the fund house’s IPRU Touch app, which helps distributors and investors to transact in a very convenient and cost effective manner with no paper work.
Anish Jindal shared information on various schemes of the fund house and specifically recommended ICICI Prudential Equity Income Fund, ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund, ICICI Prudential Balanced Fund and ICICI Prudential Dynamic Plan for lumpsum investments. For SIPs, he recommended ICICI Prudential ICICI Prudential Multicap Fund, ICICI Prudential Focused Bluechip Equity Fund and ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund.

RBI Credit Policy:Change in Monetary Policy Stance from Accommodative to Neutral

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th February:- The key highlight of the sixth bi-monthly RBI credit policy of 2017 is the change in monetary policy stance from Accommodative to Neutral. This coupled with no change in the repo rate has come across as more hawkish than expected.
Volatile global trends, expected higher inflation, growth and interest rates in the US, and sticky domestic core inflation other than food and fuel seem to have influenced the change in stance.
Inflation targeting is key here.  While inflation is likely to be subdued in Q1 of FY 17/18, upside risks outlined have firmed up global commodity prices including energy, currency volatility due to global factors and inflationary impact of 7th pay commission.
Banks have already transmitted rate reduction on account of liquidity surge in the banking system as a result of demonetization. This is expected to spur consumption and investment. Overall, the policy has a hawkish tone. From here on, global and local factors will be monitored closely to see the impact on inflation and growth for future policy stance.

‘Videocon Connect Young Manch Season 4’ Grand Finale:Babbal Rai, Gurnazar and Armaan Bedil to Rock the Stage with Enthralling Performances

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th February:- After scouting best of the talents from around Tri-city and the region, Videocon Connect Young Manch will host the Grand Finale of Season 4 at Indradhanush Auditorium today evening. Finalists will be adjudged by the jury panel comprising of famous singers Babal Rai, Gurnazar Chattha and choreographer Jas K Shan performed for the last time and out of the 12 worthy contestants, one worthy winner will take away the title of ‘Videocon Connect Young Manch 4’.The best singing sensation will be mentored by famous Music label Speed Records to help him/her launch their first music album. The live performances at Grand Finale will also stream online on Connect Broadband Facebook page for social media followers.
And if you thought that was all, wait till you hear the names of celebrities who will set the stage on fire with their scintillating performances. To adorn the Grand Finale Evening,  Videocon Connect Young Manch 4 has brought in famous Punjabi Singers Babbal Rai, Gurnazar and Armaan Bedil who will take the stage by storm today evening.
Babbal Rai is a celebrated Punjabi Singer, songwriter and actor. Famous for his video "Australian Challa" made him a YouTube sensation. His recent blockbusters are ‘Yaar Jatt De, Naa Kar Gayi, Tera Naam and Kudi Tu Pataka.
Gurnazar Chattha went Live as a band in 2012. His renowned tracks in Punjabi movies include Avega Mahi & Yaaran Da Katchup in the movie Yaaran Da Katchup and song Kala Tikka.
Aarman Bedil is also famous a young Punjabi singer who gave super hit tracks like boofer, laavan, and Chunni.
The Winner of ‘Videocon Connect Young Manch Season 4’ title will take away a scholarship worth Rs 1 lac to pursue his/her passion at an Indian and Foreign University. Winner in Singing Category will be mentored by famous Music label Speed Records to help launch their first music album. The titles of 1st and 2nd runners up will be awarded with LED TV and Microwave.
Videocon Connect Young Manch Season 4 spanned for over 3 months and saw over 40 audition rounds held across various malls in Chandigarh, Mohali, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Bathinda and Patiala. Season witnessed a record participation of over 5,000 students in different categories like acting, dancing, and singing. The finalists from various institutes had competed in the city finales to further compete in the grand finale for winning the coveted title.
Speaking about Videocon Connect ‘Young Manch’  Arvind Bali, CEO, Connect Broadband and Videocon Telecom, said that through ‘Young Manch’ our intent is to create a strong connection with the youth segment. The fourth season has been widely welcomed and hugely accepted and has enjoyed a massive success. Previous seasons gave our nation the talents like Rupali Jagga, Himanshu Kanohjia, Gagan Verma and others. We will continue to groom participants and provides them with a platform to showcase their talent.