Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Despacito Breaks All Records on Wynk Music

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 03rd October:- Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Spanglish summer single Despacito featuring Justin Bieber has broken all streaming records on Wynk Music. Notably, ever since its launch in late April, the Song has been played over 50MN times and downloaded by over 3MN users on the app. Within days of its launch,  it became the most searched for track on the music streaming app and has stayed on the No.1 spot since. The racy single which rocked the global music charts, has left behind some of 2017’s biggest Bollywood and international hits in becoming a fan favorite in India as well.
Sharing his excitement, Devraj Sanyal, Managing Director and CEO, Universal Music Group, India and South Asia added that despacito is by far the most streamed International song in India. Competition notwithstanding, it has even out performed Bollywood songs across platforms and continues to build strong! The phenomenal numbers on WYNK speak for itself as the song continues to break several records in India! It’s a clear sign-of-the-time where International music is making a huge head way into our territory and we at UMG India are proud to be leading this movement. With a stellar line up of new and exciting International music currently in play from UMG–Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber/BloodPop, Maroon 5, U2, Sam Smith, J Balvin, Avicii, to name a few - we are confident that this skew of International music consumption will continue to see an upswing.
Greater exposure to global popular culture is driving up the demand for International music among Indian listeners. The phenomena is not limited to metros either, as English music consumption has spiked in non-metro, tier 2 cites as well. This is partially driven by music streaming apps such as Wynk that allow listeners to discover new music by top international artists for free. 
Kartik Sheth, CEO Wynk, explained that through our partnerships with international music labels, we have created a viable platform for Indian millennials to discover and enjoy the music their western counterparts are listening to. That’s why, today International music makes up more than 26% of overall song plays on Wynk Music, with top international tracks competing head-to-head with Bollywood hits. As a result, while Bollywood still rules the roost, English music streams have grown manifold on the app, with Pop & EDM being one of the most popular genres.

Hydrabadi Food Festival at Hotel Western Court from 3rd Oct. to 15th Oct, 2017

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 03rd October:- Hotel Western Court group, Chandigarh & Panchkula, the European Style Chain of Boutique Hotels is organizing Hydrabadi Food Festival, “Nawabi Nazakatein Kuch Hydrabad Se” from 3rd Oct. to 15th Oct, 2017 for the food connoisseurs of the tricity. Hyderabad the Pearl City is historic Urban centre that brings to mind a spirit of romance, historical maneuverings and plunder of richness, opulence and fascinating cultures. The Hyderabadi food acknowledged as India’s finest cuisine, which blends the class of curries with their old traditional magic of secret spices.
One is always touched by the ambience created unimaginably by our team in classic Hyderabadi tradition in Hotel Western Court.
The elaborate menu consists of the Hyderabadi delicacies which shall be prepared by Master Chef’s Khem & his team. They are very authentic in their culinary expertise, as they honestly follow the secret preparing ways of Nizam’s Khansamas (Cooks), preparing the delicacies patiently and with Dil Se. The balance of secret spices and herbs in their cooking is so magnificent that it enhances the essence and zest of Hyderabadi aroma maintaining the richness of Nizam’s fusion food culture, we can name some of our Signature Dishes just to tempt you and your family with dishes like, Raane-E-Nawabi, Nawabi Machhali, Sabz Nizami, Tandoori Platter, Mushroom 65, Nilgiri Murgh, Korma Dalcha, Mirchi ka Salan, Safri Gosht, Baghare Baaingan, Hyderabadi Gosht Biryani, Nilgiri Murgh Korma, least not the last Khansama special Zarda Pulao (Sweet) & Manu more.
Live performance by our versatile singers Mohd. Fais, and party on stage shall entertain you with their Ghazals and memorable old melodies throughout the evening.

किरण खेर ने गांधी जयन्ती पर पुष्पांजलि अर्पित कर चरखा कताई की

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 03rd October:- गांधी स्मारक निधि, पंजाब, हरियाणा, हिमाचल प्रदेश तथा चण्ड़ीगढ की ओर से राष्ट्रपिता महात्मा गांधी एवं भारतरत्न लाल बहादुर शास्त्री की जयन्ती पर सांसद किरण खेर ने सैक्टर 16 में गांधी हाल का उद्घाटन किया। नवनिर्मित गांधी स्मारक निधि के भवन में गांधी जी के प्रिय भजनों पर आधारित एक (वैष्णव जन नामक) सी.डी. का विमोचन भी किया गया जिसमें डा. नसीब सिंह मन्हास व डा. संगीता चैधरी ने अपना सुर दिया है।
कार्यक्रम का आगाज ब्लू बर्ड स्कूल के बच्चों द्वारा (वैष्णव भजन) गायन से हुआ। मुख्य अतिथि सांसद किरण खेर ने गांधी जी के दिखाए हुए मार्ग पर चलने के लिए लोगो को प्रेरित किया। जिसमें आपसी भाईचारा, आसपास की स्वच्छता को बनाए रखना आदि मुख्य है। इसके पूर्व उन्होंने गांधी जी की प्रतिमा पर पुष्पांजलि अर्पित कर चरखा कताई भी की। इस अवसर पर  विषिष्ट अतिथि रविकांत शर्मा (पार्षद) चण्डीगढ़ तथा सुभाष गोयल (समाज सेवक) ने भी अपने विचार रखे।
कार्यक्रम की शुरूआत गांधी स्मारक निधि के अध्यक्ष के.के. शारदा ने आए हुए मेहमानों का स्वागत करने के साथ-साथ गांधी स्मारक भवन के नव निर्मित भवन में योगदान देने वालों का धन्यवाद किया और अन्य लागों से भी सहयोग की अपील की। मंच संचालन पुनीता बावा ने किया। इस अवसर पर कई सहित्यकार समाज सेवीसिनियर सिटीजन, गांधी स्मारक निधि व आचार्यकुल के सद्स्य उपस्थित थें।

'Swachhta Pakhwara' Concludes at GGSCW

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 03rd October:- A fifteen day long 'Swachhta Pakhwara' was organized at Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh under the aegis of Government of India from 15th September, 2017 to 1st October, 2017. Various activities were undertaken by the college students and the NSS volunteers to clean the college campus and iconic places in the city like Sukhna Lake. Activities like Slogan Writing, Essay Writing, Declamation Contest and Nukkad Natak were organized to generate awareness about the benefits of clean, healthy and hygienic surroundings.
The drive concluded on 2nd October, 2017 with cultural activities by NSS volunteers on the theme "Swachhta and Digital India" and Gandhi Ji's Principles.
College Principal Dr. Charanjeet Kaur Sohi commended the girls on their enthusiastic performances and motivated them to contribute generously towards making India a better place to live.

The Motor Show-Auto Expo 2018 Dates Announced: Exciting New Initiatives to Watch Out

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 03rd October:- Auto Expo, the biggest extravaganza and much-awaited event of the automotive industry in India, kick-starts in the second week of February 2018. The Motor Show is scheduled from 9-14 February 2018 at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, while Components Show will be held at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 8-11 February 2018. The joint inauguration of Auto Expo 2018 will be held on 8th February 2018.
This time the Motor Show will witness one additional day, extending the world-class experience to auto-enthusiasts. This extension has been done due to the rising interest and increasing footfalls of the visitors.
Auto Expo– The Motor Show and Components Show, jointly organized by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), has been successfully establishing itself as a key Global Auto Show in the region. The Auto Expo mirrors the rapid growth of the Indian automotive industry and aptly showcases the grandeur of the industry. The event has developed into a platform for the automotive industry to exhibit its prowess in manufacturing, R&D, and in future mobility concepts and designs.
Highlighting the salient features of Auto Expo – The Motor Show, Vishnu Mathur, Director General, SIAM, said that the Auto Expo has conventionally been one of the most pursued platforms for the automobile industry in India and with the continued success of the show, it has gained a global thrust giving the participating brands a worldwide exposure. Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2018 is aimed at celebrating the industry’s biggest automotive event offering an opportunity to the Industry and visitors to Co-Create, Co-Exist and celebrate.
Auto Expo –The Motor Show 2018which will be spread across 1,85,000 sq mtrs with all automobile majors participating in 14 indoor exhibition halls, is all set to whet the appetite of the auto-enthusiasts with exciting new launches and displays. Apart from several vintage cars, super cars and others, a particularly unique initiative this time is the creation of special zones for visitors such as Innovation Zone, Destination Zone, Smart Mobility Zone and Competition Zone that would offer world class technology-enabled experiences under one roof.
The tickets for the Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2018 will be available exclusively on BookMyShow.com in addition to the box office at IEML – Greater Noida and at select Metro Stations in Delhi NCR.
In parallel, the Auto Expo - Component Show 2018, themed ‘Automotive Technologies that Drive the World’ will be spread across 60,000 sq mtrs, with participation from over 1,200 companies. Several international pavilions including those from China, Canada, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the U.K. will have on display an array of cutting edge component technologies. Overseas delegations from around 15 countries, to explore market and investment opportunities, have already confirmed their participation.
Enumerating the highlights of the Auto Expo – Components Show, Vinnie Mehta, Director General, ACMA said that in the backdrop of a slew of regulatory changes, the Auto Expo – Components show will exhibit path braking technologies for the future of mobility. Further, fast integration of the Indian auto component industry into the global supply chain is leading to a year on year increase of international participants at the event. We are confident that this edition of Auto Expo – Components will witness more traction in trade and business than any of the previous editions.

Videocon Lights Up Festive Season: Launches 21 New Products

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 03rd October:- Ringing in the start of the festive season, Videocon, the leading indigenous player in the consumer durables segment, is all set to launch a slew of technology driven products across its diverse product portfolio. The company will be rolling out 21 advanced models in its LED, washing machine and refrigerator categories. Among some of the high-end products will be Videocon 4K-HDR (Borderless) TV and the new range of LED TVs with the Eyeconiq Engine Technology. Videocon’s Eyeconiq Engine is capable of reproducing upto 100%* colors that a human eye can see. Videocon will also be introducing energy efficient Refrigerators with Inverter Compressor in the frost-free segment. With this lineup, Videocon aims at redefining product experience for its patrons this festive season.
Amplifying the festive enthusiasm and elevating the overall festive buying experience, Videocon will also be coming up with bundled offers** and an extended warranty** across its product categories. All this will be topped by easy finance schemes**.
Speaking about the festive season, Rajesh Rathi, Business Head, Videocon said that with the onset of the festive season, we are looking forward to a strengthened business. The consumer sentiments are at an all-time high with festive season arriving early this year. We are launching 21 new models across LED, washing machine and refrigerator categories that are rich in features and based on advanced technologies. We will also extend bundled offers and finance schemes during the season to make the customer buying experience easy and worthwhile. With this, we are targeting an overall 20% sales growth across categories over the same period last year.

Youngsters Enjoy Garba and Dandiya Night "Masti with Bhakti"

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 03rd October:- On the arrival of Goddess Durga, on the one hand, there was Navratri celebration, Girls and women dressed in flamboyant colors, while on the other hand music of Dandiya echoed the entire atmosphere.
Beginning with two days of Garba Night "Masti with Bhakti" at Harmilap Nagar, along with Aarti, about 500 people celebrated Navratri with the tunes of Gujarati, Punjabi and Hindi devotional songs. Dholie Tharo Dhol Baaje, Nagada with Dhol Baaj, Woh Krishna hai song's nonstop tunes made everyone to dance and celebrate this festival.
Program organizer Shobha Jindal said that Garba Ras is a traditional culture of Gujarat and people here in North like it as much as Gujarati themselves. We want that Punjab and Haryana's culture should also be presented in other states in such a way that people can also add them to their fun festivals.
Kamal Jindal, Director of the program's Hermitage Plaza said that we always prefer the happiness of families whether they are in the form of a house or as a business. Garba Ras is a family celebration and we are very happy for our participation and collaboration with this event.

Infosys Wins Three Prestigious Oracle Excellence Awards for Specialized Partner Cloud Services

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 03rd October:- Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services and Cloud Elite member of Oracle Partner Network, today announced it has been awarded three Oracle Excellence Awards for expertly delivering solutions based on Oracle technology.
Infosys has been awarded the 2017 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year under CX Cloud category both globally and in North America. Infosys earned these two recognitions for its ability to deliver innovative customer experiences with a mobile-first approach. The company’s offerings cover the entire spectrum of Oracle CX Cloud, including pre-built Industry solutions and integrations through PaaS solutions.
Infosys has also won the 2017 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year in North America for the on-premise-to-cloud Business Model Transformation category. This award recognizes Infosys for providing a comprehensive, end-to-end Oracle Cloud solution spanning Software-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and lift-and-shift on-premise legacy applications to the cloud.
Anil Roy, VP, Enterprise Applications, Ricoh USA Inc . said that our goal was to provide our sales representatives, sales managers and sales leaders with meaningful intelligence that they can actually use to manage and measure their business. He shared further that Infosys partnered with us for this CRM Transformation initiative to create the roadmap for future technology architecture for the organization.  Together, we have started migration to Oracle Cloud PaaS to provide meaningful analytics to our sales teams. We not only expect significant cost savings but also anticipate a reduction in the time taken for a new business requirement to production deployment.
Infosys is also an Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP), helping enterprises accelerate their cloud journey and achieve compelling business value by combining Oracle’s IaaS and PaaS with expertise from Infosys Cloud Consulting, implementation and managed services. Infosys’ differentiated tools and solutions, such as Infosys Workload Migration Suite and Infrastructure Management Suite, together with Oracle Infrastructure-as-a-Service can empower enterprises to leverage their existing IT investments while accelerating their journey to the cloud.
In addition to Infosys, two of its clients – Cummins and Ricoh – have also been recognized by Oracle with the 2017 Oracle Proactive Support Champion Individual Award and 2017 Oracle Innovation Award - Application Development,  respectively, based on solutions Infosys helped these two companies implement.
Ravi Kumar S., President and Deputy COO, Infosys, said that winning Oracle Excellence Awards under CX Cloud and On-Premise to-Cloud Transformation categories this year is an endorsement of  our innovation, investments and expertise in Oracle Cloud Applications, platform and infrastructure. We are also proud to be collaborating with Oracle as a Cloud Elite Partner in empowering and accelerating our customers’ journey to the cloud. Together, Infosys and Oracle reinvent enterprises, making them agile, connected and ready to succeed in the digital economy.
Camillo Speroni, Vice President Worldwide Strategic Alliances, Oracle, said,  that we congratulate Infosys in achieving the 2017 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year for CX Cloud (North America and Global) and On-Premise-to-Cloud Transformation (North America) categories. This achievement is a testament to the company’s commitment to providing differentiated customers solutions and services that drive real business value and results.

Chandigarh Housing Board Approves New Citizens Charter

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 03rd October:- 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 notices in such cases.
In order to give notice to all the concerned and interested persons, who have reasonable claim(s) against the property and to avoid any sort of fraudulent transfers, it is decided that public notice giving 15 days time for inviting objections to the proposed transfer, shall be given in all such cases, as per the provisions of the New Citizens’ Charter with effect from 19/09/2017.  It is further clarified that the transfer applications received before that date shall be processed as per the past practice, in order to avoid inconvenience & harassment to applicants.

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Sporty and Dynamic C-Class ‘Edition C’

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 03rd October:- India‘s largest luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz today, enhanced its C Class portfolio with the addition of the new ‘Edition C’. The ‘Edition C’ hosts new exterior and interior upgrades, enhancing the sportiness of the existing C-Class. With the Edition C, Mercedes-Benz now adds yet another exciting paint option to the C-Class in India the designo Hyacinth red. The C-Class ‘Edition C’ was launched by Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, and will be available across all Mercedes-Benz dealerships in the country.
Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said that in today’s dynamic market, constant upgrade of our products is essential for effective life cycle management, and it remains key to our product strategy. At Mercedes-Benz, it remains our endeavour to always keep the customers excited and offer them a fresh product portfolio. Be it latest introductions from our global portfolio, mid-life facelifts or upgrades of existing models, our regular product interventions keep our portfolio new and customers intrigued. The C-Class had been a spectacular success story in the Indian market and has sold over 27,500 units since its debut in India. He added that we are confident that the ‘Edition C’ will retain its top billing and discerning customers will find a lot of value in the product.

Gandhi Jayanti Celebrated at CRB School

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 03rd October:- CRB Public School at Sector 7-B, Chandigarh celebrated Gandhi Jayanti with great enthusiasm and fervour. The programme included paying of floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. A choir rendering of favourite Bhajans of Mahatma Gandhi were sung and students of class II showcased the teachings of Gandhiji reflecting themselves as ‘Never see anything wrong’, ‘Never speak anything bad’ and ‘Never hear anything wrong’. An ‘Essay writing competition’ and ‘Art Exhibition’ was organised.
In an address by the Principal, Mrs. Sangeeta Mittal appreciated the efforts of the students who participated in the ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’ launched by the school. The students also took a pledge to follow the principles of non-violence and truth as advocated by Rashtarpita Mahatma Gandhi.