Tuesday, 27 September 2016

OYO Introduces Sunrise Check-in From 6 AM

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th September:- OYO, India’s largest branded network of hotels, has launched a much-needed solution assuring early check-in up to 7 days prior to booking. This is sharp disruption - to the prevalent industry norm across the world, with each hotel having its own arbitrary check-in time (usually 12 noon), and guests left stranded and helpless. The new feature is the latest in the list of pioneering solutions introduced by OYO to deliver efficient, predictable and standardized stays to travelers. This facility is being offered free of cost in many OYOs, and at a nominal charge in others. With this launch, OYO has become the first hotel brand in the world to offer guaranteed early check-in to guests.
OYO’s Sunrise check-in is now live both on its website and mobile app. Customers can easily identify, select and book hotels that offer confirmed early check-in. In addition, guests can also modify their existing booking and secure an early check-in.
 Speaking on launch, Ritesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, OYO, said that despite changes in the way we live, travel and work, the hotel industry across the world continues to follow the outdated concept of a standard check-in time. Nowadays, travel is no longer about following prescribed itineraries. At OYO we understand our guests and build features tailored to their needs. With Sunrise check-in travelers can plan their mode of travel, duration and trip-itinerary in a better way, without being constrained by the check-in time.
Often times travelling customers start arriving in cities as early as 6 AM. However, they are inconvenienced by the fact that most hotels offer check-in only after 12 noon. Whether they need to get ready or freshen up for a meeting, catch a quick nap before a long day, unwind or prepare to visit a temple, all types of travelers - business, leisure and pilgrim – can require early check-in. So far, their only option was to request the hotel prior to check-in or upon arrival, with the facility being offered subject to availability of rooms.
Ritesh elaborated that the need to get a guaranteed early check-in is one of the key reasons that guests book hotels by walking in. Many of our guests shared that strict schedules for check-in times is one of their biggest pain-points related to hotel-booking.  Our Sunrise check-in feature gives them the freedom to plan their travel in a flexible manner. We expect an enthusiastic response to this feature and early indications show that nearly 20% of bookings post-launch are availing this service.
Sunrise check-in service is delivered via the OYO Partners system where hotels update days where they can offer early check-in and millions of users receive this update on a real-time basis. Strict guidelines ensure full compliance towards the fundamental philosophy of delivering a delightful stay experience.

Government of Jharkhand at Las Vegas to Woo Investors

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th September:- Pushing ahead on his agenda to make Jharkhand ‘the global destination of choice for investors’ Jharkhand CM Mr. Raghubar Das and his business- savvy team reached Las Vegas to attend MIN Expo 2016(Mining Expo), where the state has a dedicated pavilion. US whistle - stop tour of Raghubar Das and his Team has an agenda for exploring foreign investor potential for Jharkhand.
At MIN Expo 2016(Mining Expo), CM and his delegation met Scott Phillips, CEO of GE Mining, Chicago, Sean McLanahan, CEO of Hollidaysburg Pennsylvania, USA and Rahul Jain, Business Head of Surface Mining and Technology of Caterpillar Pvt. Ltd.
During the interaction session, State delegation had a detailed discussion with Mining Tycoons. At MIN Expo (Mining Expo), Jharkhand Pavilion, Caterpillar Pvt. Ltd. proposed setting up of a mining equipment manufacturing unit in Adityapur, Jharkhand.
During the session, Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that Jharkhand is ushering in an era of industrial growth and is geared up to showcase its enormous potential to the national and international investment communities in order to attract suitable investments—and the MIN Expo in this scenario is a platform to lure investors who will become long term partners in the burgeoning development of one of India’s youngest states, which has over 40 per cent of India’s mineral reserves. He added that the state accounts for 27 per cent of national coal reserves and 26 per cent iron ore besides others.
While detailing   the investors Raj Bala Verma Chief Secretary of Government of Jharkhand said that so far the government has held fruitful road shows in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. During the road shows, Jharkhand Government signed some crucial agreements with global corporations like CISCO and Oracle to impart skilling to prepare for the technology leveraged future , Two MoUs were also signed with global technology major Hewlett Packard for e-healthcare and tele-education
Raj Bala Verma further added that during this US Sojourn  Government of Jharkhand is looking to seal collaborations with leading organizations & industrial institutions of commerce and trade bodies with the objective of boosting American familiarization with and investment in Jharkhand.
The expo would be followed by a visit to San Francisco where the delegation is scheduled to visit Hewlett Packard Enterprise with which memoranda of understanding were recently signed in the areas of tele-education (virtual classrooms) and IT enabled primary healthcare.
All this orchestrated lobbying is aimed at culminating in a sizeable attendance at Jharkhand’s maiden global business meet— The Momentum Jharkhand Global Investors Summit, scheduled to take place in state capital Ranchi, on 16-17th February 2017.

PETRONAS Launches PETRONAS Urania with ViscGuard™

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th September:- PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) today launched PETRONAS Urania with ViscGuard™, its flagship commercial vehicle lubricant (CVL) formulated to effectively guard against engine deposits build-up.
This new range of diesel engine lubricants prevents abrasive wear and oxidation to maintain optimal oil viscosity that is necessary to keep commercial vehicle drivers and businesses on the move.
PETRONAS Urania with ViscGuard™ will be available in phases, starting from Oct, 2016 onwards in the India.
Chief Commercial Officer of PLI, Giuseppe Pedretti said that PETRONAS Urania with ViscGuard™ is the result of PLI’s global research, conducted to understand our customers’ and the end consumers’ business and transportation needs. He added that we discovered that unplanned downtime is their biggest fear as it may lead to opportunity cost and loss of reputation. Thus, ensuring proper maintenance of their key asset, the engine, is extremely important.
Giuseppe Pedretti said that PETRONAS Urania with ViscGuard™not only guards the heart of a vehicle against engine deposits build-up, but also has a direct impact on the total cost of ownership for our customers. In addition, itensures that our customers are able to remain operational and meet their business commitment day after day.
The build-up of engine deposits is a common but underestimated problem, which can lead to engine failure and unplanned downtime if not addressed. Soot particles produced during the combustion process can enter the engine oil, causing thickening and further agglomerate to form larger particles that stick to critical engine parts.
These ‘silent killers’ can starve critical engine parts which require necessary lubrication and increase engine’s wear and tear. Over time, and aggravated by the severe operating conditions that commercial vehicles undergo, it will eventually lead to total engine breakdown.
Pedretti added that technology is our key differentiator at PETRONAS. We dedicated much of our focus to hone in and further sharpen our technological edge. This has allowed us to leverage our strong legacy in lubricants technology to innovate and deliver superior products and service offerings that meet the needs of the automotive industry and our end consumers.
Mohd Khalid Bin Mohamed Latiff, Head Asia-Pacific region, mentioned that PETRONAS Lubricants has been aggressively building a strong base in the highly competitive lubricant industry in India. Our USD50 million-plant investment is the proof of our commitment. We envision strong growth in future and are committed grow our commercial vehicles business with a CAGR of 30%over the next 5 years. Commercial Vehicles contribute to a significant portion of our volumes and this launch of PETRONAS Urania with ViscGuardTM, will help us deliver the same. Our new route-to-market approach will enable our distributors to improve ROI through high efficiency management, enhanced professional selling skill and toolkits, and more resource support from the PLI Group.

Streax Professional Expands its Footprints in Punjab

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th September:- Streax Professional, a renowned Professional Hair–Care MNC Brand expanding its footprints in Punjab, is on its education-mission on educating City’s top hairdressers on the Latest season’s hair-styles & cut-color. Streax in span of 6yrs is now India’s 2nd top selling Brand in volumes.
Streax Professional recently organized a Mega Hair-Styling & Cut-Color seminar in Tricity, on Autumn-Winter’s Hair-Styles & Coloring Techniques, & educated city’s top 150+ hair dressers.
This Seminar was led by, India’s 1 of the most admired “Internationally Renowned Hair Expert” & Streax Professional’s ALL India Technical Head, Ms Agnes Chen, along with Punjab & J&K’s technical Manager Ms Jyoti Rana, educated more than 150+ Hairdressers of Tricity & nearby towns today.
Streax’s Regional Head (North & East India) Tarun Saini, Streax have taken the “education-Pledge” to educate each & every hairdresser of the North & to realize this dream, the team will also be conducting the similar seminars in Ludhiana, Amritsar & Jammu to educate the lead 600+ hairdressers of all 3 towns in next 5 days & will keep conducting such initiatives till we realize our dream.
Ms. Agnes Chen will also be conducting “Exclusive Master-class” on teaching the “Super-Advance” latest hair techniques with very selective 50 hairdressers.
This Seminar was highly appreciated by the Hairdressers who walked-out very confidently post learning “Latest Autumn Winter Trends on Hair-styles & Cut-Coloring” & was eager for more such educational seminar from Streax.
For More Info – Please follow/Like Streax-Professional’s Facebook page & Twitter handle for the latest updates on “Season’s New & Advance hair-fashion trends .

DLF Tops India’s Most Reputed Real Estate List:Godrej Properties and Lodha Follows

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th September:- Gurgaon-based DLF ranked as India’s Most Reputed Real Estate brand in a study by Blue Bytes in association with TRA Research (both part of the Comniscient Group). Mumbai-based Godrej Properties trailed DLF at the second spot. Another Mumbai-based developer, Lodha Group, featured third, followed by Hiranandani Developers at the fourth place, which had a Brand Rep Score 14% lower than Lodha. Tata Housing ranked fifth with an 18% lowers Brand Rep Score. Bangalore-based Prestige Estates came in at sixth place and is the second non-Mumbai-based developer to make the list. A total of eight Real Estate developers from Mumbai featured among the top 10 in the Most Reputed Real Estate Brands list. K Raheja Corp. took the seventh spot,followed bythe 150-year-old Shapoorji Pallonji, which took the eighth spot. Oberoi Realty (ranked ninth) and India bulls Real Estate (ranked tenth) completed the top 10. A total of 57 Real Estate brands were listed in the India’s Most Reputed Real Estate Brands report, which saw 28 brands from Mumbai, 14 from Delhi, 10 from Bangalore, 3 from Pune, and 1 each from Chennai and Hyderabad.This Report is the third in the India’s Most Reputed Brands series, and Blue Bytes is set to launch a Report each month that covers different Sectors. The study evaluates Brand Reputation by analyzing media perception and consumer perception.
Pooja Kaura, Chief Spokesperson for India’s Most Reputed Brands said that rrealty in India is intimately connected to progress, to growth, to business success, and to the asset building of its populace. Though Real Estate investments in the coming years may not give the returns it has been giving for the last 2 decades, this can only be seen as a sign of the maturity of the Industry. He added that maintaining a good Reputation in this competitive Sector is a tough task, as the Industry is intricately connected to social status, finances, and foresightedness. Consequently, brands need to be certain about the risks they take, as it may just result in them losing their hard-earned and hard-fought Reputation.
India’s Most Reputed Real Estate Brands was a study conducted within the Real Estate Industry with Blue Bytes analyzing news of 57realty brands in all the major English and Hindi print media (newspapers and magazines) across 9 cities as a representative of the news across all media. A total of more than 27,000 articles related to different Real Estate brands were captured in the period between August 15, 2015, and August 15, 2016.In addition to news analysis, the consumers perception was also studied and this part of the analysis was contributed by TRA Research, which interviewed 2,500 consumer-influencers on the aspect of Respect. The 60-page, soft-bounded report is available for Rs. 999/-.

International Psychological Science Congress to Begin on 28th Sep

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th September:- The 3rd International and 5th Indian Psychological Science Congress (IPSC2016) will begin in Chandigarh on 28th September. Prof Arun Kumar Grover, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh will inaugurate the much awaited academic conference at Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh at a grand function at 10.30 AM tomorrow in the college auditorium.
The researchers participating in IPSE2016 are representing Bangladesh, Nepal, Iran, Pakistan, USA, Spain, Nigeria, Ethiopia, apart from various parts of India like Goa, Karnataka, Jammu, Srinagar, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Bangalore, Mumbai, Gujarat, West Bengal, Tripura, Gangtok, Punjab, Haryana, Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, etc.
Addressing a press conference at Chandigarh Press Club here today, Dr Roshan Lal Dahia, Conference Director and Assistant Professor, Psychology Department,  Panjab  Univ, Chandigarh, said that this is an endeavor for the development, representation and advancement of different areas of psychology as a science. Many national and international associations are functioning in psychology but the new association in the present scenario is an effort to introduce scientific platform of professionalism in psychological research and application for benefit of an individual and society concerned.
Dr Dean V. Leuven, Founder Chairman, World Emotional Literacy League (WELL), USA and popularly known as “The Dean of Peace”, will deliver a lecture on the scientific perspective of ‘the role of anger and impact on life’.
A former Airforce Captain, Dr Leuven said that he came to realize the benefits of being without anger would be so powerful and life transforming that he wanted this for himself. He made the commitment to learn how to change his response patterns and decided he would no longer accept anger in his life. After developing and personally applying the anger elimination tools and techniques he presents in his books and has taught to thousands, he said with great peace and joy, he feels peaceful and happy every day.
The psychological science congress is being organized under the aegis of National Association of Psychological Science (NAPS). Dr Rajesh Kumar, organizing secretary, said that IPSC 2016 is a three day international conference proposed on ‘psychological well-being’ would explore practical ways to achieve well-being with conceptual clarity. The theme of the conference this year is ‘peace and harmony’ and the event is also supported by the Global Peace & Harmony organization.