Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Made-in-India Jeep Compass Local Production to Commence By June 2017

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th April:- FCA India, a wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s seventh largest automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is all set to roll out the Jeep Compass from its Ranjangaon manufacturing facility by June 2017. The car and SUV manufacturer had invested US$ 280 million in the Jeep Compass project. The manufacturing of Jeep Compass sets high benchmarks in the Indian Automobile Industry having introduced many technologies and processes for the first time ever. The Jeep Compass will have the highest levels of Quality and will be one of the safest SUVs on Indian roads when launched in the third quarter of calendar year 2017.
At the SUV’s first showcase at the manufacturing facility Kevin Flynn, President and Managing Director, FCA India said that the local production schedule of the Jeep Compass is firmly on track and we are all set to begin local production of the Jeep brand’s Global SUV by June this year. The Jeep Compass will come with several Industry-first features and will set benchmarks in the Indian SUV space.
The Company also announced two powertrain options that will be offered with the Jeep Compass – the 160+ HP, 250 Nm Multi-air petrol and the 170+ HP, 350 Nm, Diesel. The SUV will also come with options of the 6-speed manual transmission and the 7-speed Dual Dry Clutch Technology Automatic or DDCT. Both these engines will be scalable to BS VI regulatory requirements in India.
He added that one of the important highlights of the Jeep Compass is that both its export as well as the India models will be identical in terms of Build and Quality. We will export to International right-hand drive markets from India.
FCA launched the Jeep brand in the market for the first time in August 2016 with its Completely Built Units (CBU) and the company has been on track with its strategy to launch a heavily localized SUV for the Indian market this year.
The Jeep Compass brings with it the Jeep brand’s legacy, originality and capability. Its exterior styling is fresh but has the legendary design cues that Jeep SUVs are recognized with. The Jeep seven-slot grille and trapezoidal wheel arches define the Jeep Compass’ roots.
The Jeep Compass will come with the Jeep brand’s famous four-wheel drive capability called as Jeep Active Drive, which is equipped with Selec Terrain Traction Management System. The SUV will come with a Driveline Disconnect Technology (DDT). True to its name, DDT disconnects the drive that goes to the rear wheels automatically when not required. This helps in fuel saving and assists safer driving.
The Jeep Compass will offer the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) across the range. The EPB comes in four modes. The Jeep Compass will be the only SUV in this size and classification that will offer this cool safety and security feature across the range
The Jeep Compass will have Frequency Selective Damping (FSD). This technology provides variable damping that adjusts to road undulations. These shock absorbers use a special valve inside to enable an optimal ride at both high and low frequencies. FSD is usually used in performance and luxury vehicles; however with this adaptation to the Compass our product will stand apart in ride quality and exclusivity.

Emami Introduces India’sFfirst Waterless Face Wash with ‘HE On The Go’

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th April:- Emami Ltd.,has launched ‘HE On The Go’ Waterless FaceWash under the male grooming brand ‘HE’.    ‘HE On The Go’ is the country’s first waterless face wash, developed by Emami based on its keen consumer insight and the penchant for offering effective& clutter breaking products.
To mark this launch, Emami along with WATConsult - part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, has launched a digital campaigns, #HEOnTheGo, #Waterless for its latest product ‘HE On The Go’ Waterless FaceWash to reach out to the young netizens of the nation.
Conventionally, using a facewash requires water for cleansing. But what does one do to clean the face where water is not available, especially when one is on the move? HE has come up with the perfect solution with “HE On The Go Waterless Facewash”. HE Face wash is the first of its kind ‘waterless’ face wash that offers cleansing on the go and helps one to present a groomed look anytime, anywhere.
With this innovation, HE (Advanced Grooming) offers a differentiated product, creating a new niche within the emerging face wash category. With aloe vera and minerals from marine extracts, the product offers ease of use and convenience, making the user look cleaner, fresher and brighter anytime, anywhere.
Speaking on the launch & the new campaign, Harsha V Agarwal, Director, Emami Ltd said that we are very excited with the introduction of ‘HE On The Go’ Waterless Face Wash, a first in India, from our male grooming brand ‘HE’.  We are confident that today’s alpha male, who are constantly on the move, will find this innovative face wash extremely convenient and refreshing.  The product has all the attributes to become a constant companion to every Indian man.
To create intrigue amongst its target audience, HE released “The Flying Basin”  teaser video early this month. The video promoted the idea of a possibility of cleansing one’s face while ‘on the go’.   The video showed people booking flying basins through an app to wash their face whenever water was not easily available to them. The concept video generated intrigue and interest among consumers and received 2.4 million views and 4300+ shares within first 4 days of it going live.  The video made the consumers wonder about whether such a concept could be a reality.
HE On The Go Waterless Face Wash would be available across Indian metros in various sku sizes such as 50gm and 20 gm packs, priced at Rs.85/- and Rs.35/- respectively.

Balpreet Kaur of BA III was crowned Miss GGSCW:Balpreet Kaur Crowned Miss GGSCW

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th April:- Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector-26, Chandigarh organized farewell party to bid farewell to the final year students of on 12th April, 2017. Students from different streams i.e Arts, Commerce and Computer Science conjoined for this gala event.
The final year girls, dressed in colorful attires came forward for modeling and astonished the audience with their moves. Dance forms representing different cultural flavors such as Manipuri, Punjabi, Afghani and Western were performed by the students.
Balpreet Kaur of BA III was crowned Miss GGSCW followed by Preeti Nehra of MA II as the 1st Runners-UP and Pooja of BA III as the 2nd Runner UP. Tahmina of BA III won the title of Miss Charming whereas Manpreet Kaur of BA III was declared Miss Elegant.

Principal, Dr. Charanjeet Kaur Sohi congratulated the winners and wished them luck for their future. 

Spring Festival Organizes by SBI Officers Resident Welfare Society

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th April:- The varied colors of Chandigarh during the Spring inspired the residents of Sector 42-C, SBI Officer’s Colony to celebrate the Spring Festival in a unique way.
A group of accomplished Harmonica Players ‘Harmonica Diwane’ from Chandigarh and all parts of the country were invited by the residents to grace the occasion and perform. The open air stage, moonlight night and back-to-back retro tunes on Harmonica made the audience spellbound. Most of the artists were Senior Citizens and were amateur, self taught and had their own professions to pursue. They are all the members of the Indian Mouthorgan Players Association, who assemble every year in different parts of the country and try to keep the instrument alive by staging musical programmes and shows.  The group at the regional level was formed in the year 2014 in the memory of Harmonica Legend Milan Gupta  to promote the Harmonica among youngsters.  This year, all the members were at Chandigarh for their annual meet and staged the Spring Festival in the premises of the SBI Colony.
The unique event was highly applauded. The Harmonica Players of Chandigarh, Pritam Chandel and Shakti Singh Kohli and the SBI Officers Association Residents organized the festival. Arun Sharma managed the stage and SBI Dy General Managers Chandok, Shannbag and Raghvendra honored the artists.

Powermen to Observe Day Long Dharna & Demonstration on 25th April

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th April:- In pursuance of the call given by the U.T, Powermen Union Chandigarh to observe day long dharna and demonstration on 25th April, 2017 near the Electricity Office, Sector- 17, Chandigarh.  Union General Secretary Gopal Datt Joshi while elaborating while addressing the rally said that there is acute shortage of staff in the department but no efforts have been taken even to fill up the vacant posts.  Employees sitting on same posts since 20-30 years are waiting for their promotion but no action has been taken to promote them and they are retiring without getting a single promotion.  Similarly the posts vacant of Direct Quota have not been filled up.  Some posts of LDC, Lineman, ALM’s have been engaged on outsource basis against sanctioned posts last year but their contract have not been extended which put the department in miserable conditions and consumer services are being  worst affected.  The tools and safety devices have not been provided to the workmen.  Pay anomalies have not been removed; Amendments in rules have not been done in favor of Employees. He blamed that instead of implementing the demands, unnecessary and illegal show cause notices have been served to the employees after two decades of their promotions  and entire attention has been given to transfer of the employees on pick and choose basis to please the vested interests even transfer orders of Class IV employees have been issued who are widow and have not completed 3 years tenure. The concerned Employees have also requested to the higher authorities including Chief Engineer and Hon’ble Administrator mentioning their genuine problem, the higher authorities have also directed the S.E. Electy to review the orders particularly in case of widows but the S.E. Electricity is still adamant. He even did not want to hear the genuine problem. 
Similar transfer orders have been issued to Junior Engineers, which crippled the smooth functioning of the department.  There is acute shortage of staff in Division and Sub-Division offices and employees remain half against sanctioned posts on the other there is double staff against sanctioned posts in the office of Superintending Engineer even then the grievances of employees remain unresolved since years.  Even drivers have not been provided for redressal of the consumer’s complaints. There are 14 Complaint Centers, 10 Operation Sub- Divisions beside Store Sub- Division, Protection Sub- Division, SSE Sub- Division’s along with constructions Sub- Divisions. In addition to engagement of Drivers against the vehicles of S.E. and 5 Xen’s but the extensions of 37 nos. driver have not been granted which affect at consumer complaints but the authorities are sitting tight over the genuine issues i.e. extension of the Drivers.
The Protest rally were also addressed by Satpal President, Vijay Singh, Senior Vice- President Narinder Kumar, Lalit Singh & Other Leaders of the Union while addressing the rally the leaders blame the authorities for their repressive attitude and appeal the employees to participate in the 25th April, 2017 rally in a massive way.

Rattan College Celebrates Baisakhi with Traditional Fervor

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th April:- Rattan Professional Education College, Sohana today celebrated Baisakhi in the campus. On this occasion students performed vibrant and exhilarating folk dance Giddha and Kiklee. All faculty members and students were dressed in colorful Punjabi outfits. 
On this occasion students also showcased Punjab heritage attractive exhibition in the campus. The event was chaired by, Sangeeta Aggarwal, Director RGI and presided over by Amarjeet Kaur, Principal (Nursing) and Dr. S.M. Khera, Educational Adviser.

Right Path: A Finishing School for Bollywood Launched in City Beautiful

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th April:- Good news for all the aspiring actors , Right Path a finishing school for bollywood has been launched in the city. It is one of its kind institutes where students can learn the intricate details of the industry and get hands on knowledge of the various technicalities of the cine world. The 9 month course has been meticulously planned to give the students maximum knowledge and know how.
Rajesh A Babbar the brain behind the venture is a well known name in the bollywood and television industry. Armed with experience of more than 15 years in theater and direction Rajesh Babbar has given hit serials like “Sapney Suhane ladakpan ke” “ Meri Aashiqui Tumse hi “ Mera Sasuraal” and many more. His next directorial venture Sethji will be telecasted on ZEETV very soon. 
Speaking on the occasion Rajesh A Babbar said that we have immense talent which needs the right direction and channeling. The aim of coming up with Right Path is to make students well equipped with the professional know how of the industry. The raw talent we have needs polishing for them to make the maximum mark in the start studded cine world.
Rajesh A Babbar Babbar has taught the intricate art of acting to many celebrities like Yuvika Choudhary, Ankita Lokhande , Vipul Roy to name a few.
The faculty at Right Path believes in instilling the creative qualities and developing the acting abilities of the students. The 9 month curriculum involves personality development, camera facing techniques,  characterization, diction, confidence building , storytelling, theatre, drama, dubbing and presentation of drama and short films this together will give an hands on knowledge to the students.  The best performing students can get a chance to work with the best of the best in the television and film industry.

The institute has two batches for youngsters from age 5 to 19. The registration begins from 15th April.

PGGCG-11 Holds its 60th Annual Convocation: 800 Graduates and Post-Graduates Students Conferred Degrees

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th April:- The 60th Annual Convocation of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sec-11, Chandigarh was held today. Prof. (Dr.) R. K. Kohli, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The Convocation was inaugurated by lighting of the Ceremonial Lamp by the Chief Guest and Principal Prof. Anita Kaushal which was followed by rendition of Saraswati Vandana by the students.
Prof. Anita Kaushal, Principal of the College presented the College Annual Report and highlighted the illustrious achievements of the students in academics. Enlisting the glorious progress made during the last session, she highlighted that three new courses at PG Level; MA (Fine Arts), M.Com. & M.Sc.-IT and a career oriented Elective Subject of Fashion Designing at UG level will be introduced in the next session. She also mentioned various infrastructural additions such as new hostel with a capacity of 400 residents nearing completion, Colorful Mural and an ultra-modern Seminar Room to name a few.
Congratulating the Graduates and Post-Graduates in his Convocation Address, Dr. R K Kohli said that the students must take pride in the fact that they have been the students of one of the best institution of the country and they should now be role models for others. He motivated them to stand and fight exploitation and also preserve the dignity of others. He stressed that being educated they have entered a new phase of their lives and it is their responsibility to pay back to the society and nation. Emphasizing misuse, overuse and wastage of resources, Dr. R K Kohli motivated the students to conserve and maintain the resources by not repeating the mistakes committed by earlier generations.      
More than 800 Graduates and Post-Graduates were conferred degrees. 140 Post-Graduate degrees were awarded in Public Administration, Economics, Dance, Music Vocal, Music Instrumental, Sociology, English, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, and Computer Applications. In the Graduate category 170 for B.Com. and B.Com. Honours; 182 for B.A. Honours; 157 for B.A. Pass Course; and 168 Science graduates were conferred degrees in B.Sc. Medical, B.Sc. Non-Medical, B.Sc. Computer Science and BCA.  
Students of the college who secured positions in the Panjab University Examination were felicitated on the occasion. 7 students who stood first in the Panjab University examinations were awarded Medals, and 13 were decorated with Roll of Honour by the Chief Guest for their outstanding academic performance. The recipients of Roll of Honour are: Yumlembam Chinglembi for M.A. Dance; Nitika for M.A. Music Vocal; Sonia for M.A. Public Administration; Shally Jain and Shyna Bhalla for M.Sc. Botany; Shallu Uppal and Surbhi Chawla for M.Sc. Zoology; Ravati for B.A. Hindi Honours; Diksha for B.A. Sanskrit Honours; Preeti Yadav for B.A. Geography Honours; Mehak Mehra for B.A. Psychology Honours; and Punit Karwal for B.A. Psychology Honours and B.A. Pass Course.
Ms. Manju was awarded B.P. Bagchi Medal and Panna Lal Madan Medal for standing First in M.A. Music Instrumental. Ms. Nitika were awarded Panna Lal Madan Medal for standing First in M.A Music Vocal.  Ms. Anishka Garg and Ms. Manti Murari were awarded scholarship instituted by Sunder Lal Prashad Khosla Charitable Trust, for standing First and Second respectively in B.Com.
The students of Music department presented a group song with a motivating message ‘Kalpana Karo, Pavitra Kalpana Karo’

Director Higher Education is on Leave: Charges Assigned to CITCO-MD

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th April:- Consequent upon proceeding on leave from 08.04.2017 to 15.04.2017 by Jitender Yadav, Director Higher Education, Union Territory, Chandigarh, the Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh is pleased to order that the following charges being held by him shall be look after by Smt. Kavita Singh, Managing Director, Chandigarh Industrial & Tourism Development Corporation Ltd., Chandigarh, in addition to her own duties, till the officer joins back.

Additional Charges Assigned to K.K. Jindal

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th April:- Consequent upon proceeding on leave from 08.04.2017 to 16.04.2017 by Dr. S.B. Deepak Kumar, Secretary Technical Education, Chandigarh Administration, the Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh is pleased to order that the following charges being held by him shall be look after by K.K. Jindal, Secretary Personnel, Chandigarh Administration, in addition to his own duties, till the officer joins back.