Tuesday, 19 September 2017

CMA CGM Group Signs Strategic Partnership with Infosys to Accelerate Transformation of its Information Systems

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th September:- The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in container shipping, and Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, today announced a strategic seven-year partnership which will simplify and transform CMA CGM's IT applications and improve customer service experience.
As part of the agreement, and at the request of CMA CGM, Infosys will open a Delivery Center (DC) in Marseille, which will become a key hub attracting and enhancing local expertise.
Infosys will also acquire CMA CGM’s Innovation and Delivery Center in Dubai, UAE, expanding its footprint in the Middle East.
These new systems will allow CMA CGM to be more flexible and innovative in a dynamic industry.
Rajesh Krishnamurthy, President and Head of Europe, Infosys, said that simplifying the technology footprint and leveraging next-generation technologies is the need of the hour for the hyper-competitive shipping and logistics industry. We look forward to helping CMA CGM leapfrog to the next-generation of software-led business innovation which is customer friendly, cost effective and flexible. Infosys is keen to leverage its logistics industry experience and assist CMA CGM with its business transformation journey.
Rodolphe Saadé, CEO, CMA CGM, said that innovation and digitalization are at the heart of our strategy. Our ambition is to create a competitive advantage by offering our customers state-of-the-art technologies. The partnership with Infosys is key to attaining this objective. By setting up their Center for Innovation in Marseille, CMA CGM, as well as the region, will benefit from both their expertise and their proximity.

छठ पूजा पर्व मनाने के लिए स्थायी जगह मुहैया कराने की मांग

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th September:- गांव दड़वा में छठ पूजा का पर्व मनाने की तैयारियों के सिलसिले में ग्राम पंचायत से गुजारिश की गई कि डिस्पेंसरी के पास इस पर्व को मनाने के लिए स्थायी जगह मुहैया कराई जाए। पूर्वाँचल छठ कमेटी के सदस्य सुनील कुमार गुप्ता, हरिन्द्र प्रसाद, पारस साहा, राजेश्वर सिंह, जहरूल आलम, प्रभुनाथ गोस्वामी,विनय सिंह, शिवजी यादव, नन्दू गुप्ता आदि इस मांग को लेकर सरपंच गुरप्रीत सिंह हैप्पी से मिले उन्हें इस बाबत प्रस्ताव सौंपा। जिस पर हैप्पी ने कार्रवाई का आश्वासन दिया।

DRecords Announces its First Duet Album in Sanskrit by Children

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th September:- DRecords an independent music label mentored by the stalwart performer, author and composer Daler Mehndi and run by his wife Taran Mehndi is set to release its first Sanskrit song performed by a 7 year old girl from Mumbai, Lovely and her 10 year old brother Krishna.
The brother sister duo perform the praise song or strotra of the Vindhyawasini Ma innocently with lots of love and dedication.
The powerful devi, the daughter of Nand ji and Yashodha who mocked Kansa, slipped off his hands to reside in the astounding Vindhyanchal mountains is revered as one of the Shaktipeeths. The strot praises the divine aspects of the Devi who is considered an incarnate of Goddess Durga.
The song is composed by Babloo Kumar, the robust rhythm substantiating the powerful deity. Backing vocals are by Pandit Sagar Shende, Ashwani and a budding rapper from Indore Amit Mady.
The peppy strotam or strot will resonate with you and the innocent voices of the singers Lovely and Krishna will touch a chord.
The talented brother sister duo are very excited to present a beautiful gift for the worshippers of Ma Durga with their powerful rendition of Vindhyavasini Strot.

Rishabh Chaddha Talks About His Role in Upcoming Show "Aadat Se Majboor"

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th September:- Sony SAB is coming up with new office comedy called Aadat Se Majboor. The talented actor Rishabh Chaddha will be essaying the role of Jamnadas Dhirubhai Majethia fondly called as JD. JD is a street smart person who always finds shortcut to earn money. JD works as a sales person for the magazine ‘City Chakkar’. In a brief conversation with Rishabh.
How does it feel to be part of this show?
It feels great to be part of ‘Aadat Se Majboor’ as after the entire rebranding SAB have raised their bar in terms of comedy. We actors have to put a lot of efforts to get our comic timing correct. This show has one of the best cast and crew that he has worked with. There is a great positive vibe on the set because of which all of us actors get motivated.
How will you describe your character?
His character is named JD who is a small town guy. He is a part of a rich group but he is not rich. He is street smart. JD believes that money is the most important factor in life. He wants to earn lots of money, through a simple short cut of marrying a rich man’s only daughter. JD is also quite lazy due to which is gets late for everything.
Do you relate to yourself with JD?
Every actor has to connect to the character they are playing to feel and associate with it. The same way JD and Rishabh are two different people but only thing that connects them is that they both are street smart. If he had to not relate to his character, he would have said he is opposite of JD.
What were the challenges faced for this show?
Every director has a different way of working. As an actor initially it was difficult to adjust with his director who has completely different working style than he has worked before. With time he managed to cope up with it. But yes these challenges are making him a better person and a better actor.

Artists of Jugni Cultural & Youth Welfare Club organizes Performances of Folk Songs & Dances of Punjab

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th September:- The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Chandigarh, in collaboration with Pracheen Kala Kendra, organized a performance of Folk Songs & Dances of Punjab at Kosers' Auditorium, Pracheen Kala Kendra, Mohali on yesterday late evening.
Divulging further, Davinder Singh, President of the Jugni Cultural & Youth Welfare Club said that ICCR is organizing cultural performances by artistes in the region every month under the "Horizon Series" programme thus contributing towards promotion and propagation of rich cultural traditions of the region. In this series of the council, Religious Song 'Shukar Dateya' was presented by Lakhbir Singh Lakhi, Folk Dance 'Luddi' was very mesmerizingly showcased by Gurmeet Kaur, Simarpreet Kaur, Sparshdhar, Ankita Kanwar, Arshdeep Kaur, Himani, Money, Tejdeep Kaur, Harmi, Gurleen Kaur and Supriya Dolly, Bachan Ram, Surmukh, Sigar, Gagandeep Singh and Harshdeep Singh Lakhi. 'Kawishri (Lok Tatth)' by Hardeep Singh, Sehajdeep Singh and Vishwajit Singh.
The wonderful presentation of 'Vaar (Baba Banda Singh Bahadur' by Harman, Hardeep & Vishwajit Singh, folk song 'Mitti Da Bawa' by Gurmeet Kular, 'Mirza' by Gagangeet, song 'Na Bachdey Vekhe Nagniye' by Lakhvir Singh Lakhi, 'Beenbaja Nachar' by Garjaram and party, another song by Honey, Martial Dance 'Gatka' by Jagdeep Singh, Harmanjit Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Ishwinder Singh, Balbir Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Vikas, Honey, Harneet Singh, Parwinder Kaur, Diljit Singh, Kala, Sarbjeet and Batta and that of 'Bhangra' by Ashmit Singh, Suvansh, Amanjot Singh, Sahil, Manpreet Singh, Saagar, Dilbagh and Gurinder Singh left the audience dancing who were spellbound by the talented artists of Jugni Cultural & Youth Welfare Club.

BLS International Signs Another Contract with Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for Saudi Arabia

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th September:- BLS International Services Ltd., world’s largest specialist service provider for outsourcing of visa, passport, attestation and citizen services to the governments and diplomatic missions globally, signs another contract with Embassy of Afghanistan for Saudi Arabia. This is the second contract signed recently. Under this partnership, BLS International will be providing consular services through registration of Afghan citizens in Saudi Arabia.
As per the contract, BLS international will open Registration Centers in Saudi Arabia for The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. This contract has been signed to provide efficient and well-organized services to Afghan citizens who are living in Saudi Arabia. The company will be processing about 200,000 applications through mobile centre for registration apart from registration centers in the region.
While signing the contract, Afghanistan Ambassador in Saudi Arabia, H.E Sayed Jalal Karim said that we are looking forward to benefit from the experience and expertise of BLS to give the best service to our citizens in Saudi Arabia and finish the registration process in the shortest time as per the contract.
On this occasion,  Shikhar Aggarwal, Joint Managing Director, BLS International Services Limited said that our win will ensure applicants enjoy a service with quality, faster processing and world-class convenience. We have tried to bring convenience through mobile centers which are a landmark achievement. Our relationship has been strengthened with Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with this second contract.
The contract was signed by Afghanistan Ambassador in Saudi Arabia, H.E. Sayed Jalal Karim in the presence of senior officials from BLS International.
With this contract, the registered citizens can exercise a wide range of rights such as the one to property, privacy, freedom of movement and obtaining passport, person’s eligibility to vote and free choice of place of residence, as well as access to social services like education, healthcare and retirement pension.

Infosys Finacle Selects Niki.ai to Offer Chat Based Commerce to Banking Customers

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th September:- Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY), today announced its partnership with Niki.ai, a FinTech start-up that offers chat based commerce solutions. With this partnership, Finacle solution suite will be available with Niki.ai’s chat-based virtual assistant–Niki. This offering will enable banks to offer its customers a virtual banking assistant for shopping products and services.
The joint solution from Finacle and Niki.ai will provide a smart-purchasing chat bot by leveraging natural language processing and machine learning to converse with customers and perform online transactions. The bot will comprehend natural speech text in the context of the customer and will deliver personalized suggestions. The solution will provide banks an opportunity to initiate two-way automated intelligent conversations with customers.
Niki.ai is one of the companies that was recognized in the recently concluded chapter of Finacle FinTech Connect, an initiative that builds on ongoing alliances and the Infosys Innovation Fund program to identify promising new FinTechs.
Sanat Rao, Chief Business Officer, Infosys Finacle said that as AI technologies mature, they present an opportunity for banks to automate interactions and enhance customer experiences. This partnership will enable Finacle to provide a virtual assistant that banks can use to expand their commerce footprint through a large pre-integrated ecosystem. This will further help banks to enhance their revenues as well as improve customer stickiness.
Sachin Jaiswal, CEO, Niki.ai shared that with our vision to empower every Indian to fulfill banking and commerce on mobile, we have been working on building simple, smart and secure conversational interfaces, powered by AI for over two years now. Our partnership with Finacle via FinTech Connect will give us a platform to impact the masses through its existing clientele. Finacle's experience will help us innovate in banking and commerce products further.
Daniel Latimore, Senior Vice President, Celent said that Bot technology holds great promise for banks seeking to reduce expenses and provide a better customer experience. Working with technology partners that bring in an extended ecosystem of external organizations is one interesting way for banks looking to innovate beyond the mere provision of financial transactions.

Ali Asgar Reach Chandigarh to Promote Show "Lip Sing Battle"

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th September:- Get ready to witness a fun filled, highly entertaining never seen before kind of a battle between biggest celebrities of India. Pitting them against each other in this fun filled format is none other than Bollywood’s super successful director Farah Khan.  All this, on Star Plus’ brand new offering Lip Sing Battle.
The show is an Indian adaptation of the successful international show–Lip Sync Battle – bringing together a host of A-list celebrities including not only Bollywood superstars but also popular television actors and luminaries from the world of sports apart from others.
Farah is known for brand of hardcore entertainment and there’s no doubt that she takes the show several notches higher on the entertainment scale. Popular among the audience for her sense of humor and effervescent persona, Farah is not only the presenter but also creatively involved in the show that promises great entertainment value with celebrity madness.
Each episode of the show features two celebrities coming face-to-face as they are pitted against each other in a competition of winning the viewer’s hearts by their madness quotient and their ability of lip-syncing on super hit songs.
The show also features Ali Asgar who brings comic relief with his funny antics and witty gags. He said that he has been shooting for the show since a few days and let him tell that it’s been a blast.  You have Bollywood superstars coming on sets and doing wacky stuff that you have not seen them doing before anywhere else and in between all the madness and masti, he too add a dash of humor with his gags. You will get to see him in several avatars, sporting various get ups, mimicking well-known celebrities and popular filmy characters and so on. There is a great amount of learning on the sets. He is a big fan of Farah and he loves her creative instincts and spontaneity.
Ali Asgar added further that what attracted him to Lip Sing Battle is its unique fun filled concept. The idea of having two celebrities competing with each other on Bollywood dance tracks is very amusing. Their skills are tested over three different levels and the one, who entertains the best, wins.
Lip Sing Battle is set to go on air on September 16 and will feature stars like Arjun Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Karan Johar, Parineeti Chopra among others, who will come in pairs to outdo each other in the battle of entertainment and lip-syncing in this unique format called Lip Sing Battle.

PGI Neurosurgeon Gets Young Asian Neurosurgeon Award

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th September:- Dr. Navneet Singla, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, PGIMER got the Young Asian Neurosurgeon Award and travel Fellowship for his presentations at 22nd annual meeting of the Japanese Congress for Brain Tumor Surgery, which was held in Kagoshima, Japan from 7th-9th, September, 2017. Around 600 neurosurgeons attended this conference from all around the world. This conference was about surgeries of different types of brain tumors, various approaches and surgical outcomes.
He presented two papers, one on Vestibular Schwannoma surgery and another on Intraoperative Frozen section of various brain tumours. Vestibular Schwannoma surgery paper was result of surgeries done under the Guidance of Professor S. K .Gupta, Head of the Department of Neurosurgery and presented By Dr. Navneet Singla. It showed very good preservation of Facial Nerve function even with giant (sized more than 5 cm) vestibular schwannomas. Paper on Frozen sections presented by Dr. Navneet Singla was done under Guidance of Dr. Sandeep Mohindra. This paper shows that an experienced surgeon can correctly tell the histology of brain tumours solely upon intra-operative impression.
He was one of the only two Indians who got this award and fellowship.

UILS Organizes Mediation & Negotiation Competition-2017

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th September:- The University Institute of Legal Studies(UILS), Panjab University (PU) is organizing the Intra- Department Mediation & Negotiation Competition 2017 on 20th & 21st of September. The competition is the first of its kind and has received a tremendous response in its first endeavor.  It will see the participation of 100 teams comprising of 3 students each. The competition is unique in the fact that it will train the students of law to develop their social skills including the ability to communicate effectively taking into account the human emotions involved in the process. Prof. Rattan Singh, Director, UILS has provided the platform for this event and provides his unstinted support for these activities.
Dr. Shruti Bedi, the mentor of the UILS ADR & CCL Board says that this initiative is being undertaken to make the students aware of the consensual form of resolving disputes.
The event right from its inception has received an overwhelming response, so much so that the registrations had to be closed in a couple of days. 137 teams had registered in the first instance. However due to infrastructural constraints, it had to be restricted to a maximum of 100 teams. The propositions for the various rounds will be based on different aspects of family and commercial law. The competition is spread over 2 days, 20th and 21st Sept., 2017.
The preliminary rounds will begin on 20th morning at 9.30 am which will carry on till 1:00 pm. Thereafter the quarter final rounds are scheduled to take place at 2: 30 pm. The semi final rounds are scheduled to take place on 21st Sept., in the morning. Two teams will be shortlisted for the final rounds which are scheduled to take place at 3:00 pm on 21st.
This will be followed by the prize distribution ceremony for the winning teams and students.
The competition is being organized by the UILS ADR & CCL Board which has been constituted in July 2017 and this is its first initiative. The Board comprises 12 members from the 3rd, 4th & 5th year students. The Board members have put in their best effort in making this competition a success. The Mediation Center of the Punjab & Haryana High Court has played a very important role by providing trained mediators from the High Court for judging the competition.

Chandigarh Housing Board Approves New Citizens’ Charter

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 19th September:- The Chandigarh Housing Board has approved the New Citizens’ Charter vide Agenda item no. 402.5.1. During the process of implementation of the provisions of the New Citizens’ Charter, it has come to notice that there are provisions for giving public notice for inviting objections in the cases applied for transfer under the Consensual/Blood Relation/Addition or Deletion of the spouse name Transfer Policy and for mutation of property on the basis of Sale deed/transfer deed/gift deed etc. However, as per past practice, the Chandigarh Housing Board is not releasing public notice in such cases.
All the concerned and interested persons, who have reasonable claim(s) against the property and to avoid any sort of fraudulent transfers, it has been decided that public notice shall be given in all such cases, as per the provisions of the New Citizens’ Charter with effect from 19/09/2017.