Tuesday, 17 January 2017

IHRC Holds its Installation and Induction Ceremony:Lalit Bajaj Appointed as President of Chandigarh Unit

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Chandigarh 18th January:- The International Human Rights Council of  Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali region today organized its installation and induction ceremony for the year 2017. National secretary of IHRC, Ajay Garg was present as the chief guest.
On this occasion Lalit Bajaj was appointed as President of Chandigarh unit, Anil Arora appointed as President of Panchkula unit, Pradeep Sharma appointed as President of  Mohali unit, Rajnish appointed as President of Zirakpur. While N.K Bajaj appointed as a chief Executive of  Manimajra unit, Gulshan Grover appointed as a Director, Surinder Verma appointed as a  Media Incharge and Mohit Modi was appointed as a Joint Secretary. 
During the program members were appreciated and awarded for their better engagement.
Newly elected Chandigarh unit chief Lalit Bajaj thanked to Ajay Garg and other official members of the Councils. He acknowledges public interest and to protect the human rights and take the Citizen Awareness Group on the new higher mode. 
Surinder Verma, Chairman of Citizen Awareness Group & Media Incharge of Manimajra unit said that the central government's social development plans should be handed over to NGO’s as well as the financial assistance to be provided so that these plans can be implemented so as well. He said that his organization already working in the field of social welfare.
Chief Guest and council National Secretary Ajay Garg welcomed the newly appointed officials and said that organization is working on various projects i.e. Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Swacch Bharat campaign and  Nasha Mukt India campaign of centre Govt. 

At the end of the Programme Joint secretary Mohit Modi gave vote of Thanks.

Balbir Sidhu Files Nomination:Over 10000 Congress Supporters Attend Sidhu’s Show of Strength at Mohali

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Chandigarh 18th January:- Congress candidate Balbir Sidhu filed his nomination papers in the presence of Returning Officer-cum-SDM Anuprita Johal at the District Administrative Complex here this morning. Sidhu's son Kanwarbir Singh Sidhu is the covering candidate for him. 
Balbir Sidhu was accompanied by his wife Daljit Kaur Sidhu, Jatinder Kaur Sidhu wife of his younger brother, Amarjeet Singh Sidhu, his daughter-in-law Eknoor Sidhu , Rishab Jain, senior deputy mayor, Mohali MC  and  Rajinder Singh Rana, ex-mayor of Mohali MC.
Balbir Sidhu is eyeing his second straight victory from Mohali assembly seat. In last election in 2012, he had won with the margin of 17000 votes. This time too, he is not only confident to win but win with the more margins. He was also elected MLA during 2007 election from Kharar constituency.
Later addressing a massive rally at Dusshera ground at phase 8 here, Balbir Sidhu vowed to turn Mohali into a modern city. Over 10,000 party supporters attended the rally.
Balbir Sidhu assured to upgrade local civil hospital besides opening a girls’ college in Mohali. Talking about much hyped newly opened bus stand in Mohali, he said that the faulty location of bus stand is putting people to a great inconvenience.  It has failed to serve the desired benefits to people due to its outer location from town. He further said that if Congress voted to power, we will provide affordable electricity at Rs. 5 per unit and subsidized water and sewerage. Taking abut free housing for all houseless SCs, Balbir Sidhu said that we will ensure endowment of greater resources by giving free houses or 5-marla plots with financial assistance of Rs. one lakh to eligible hopeless SCs.
The famous industrial clusters of state including Mohali are today moribund because of SAD-BJP government apathy towards industry. As a result, the industrial development in the state has become stagnant with no creation of jobs for the state youngsters.
Balbir  Sidhu said that we will also aggressively pursue prominent global and domestic investors to set up unit in Punjab in general and in Mohali particular. The Congress government will end drug mafia, mining mafia, liquor mafia, land mafia, cable mafia, transport mafia and lottery mafia in Punjab.
The government will provide one job for each family under its program ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’ while ensuring employment in a time bound manner.
He said that for farmers who have remained at loggerhead during SAD-BJP regime , the Congress govt in addition to debt relive will provide continue free power, direct transfer of subsides, full input tax waiver for agro and food processing industries, introduction of farmers pension scheme by raising ex-gratia payment to Rs. 10-lakh for families affected by suicide , raising crop compensation to Rs. 20000 per acre, provision of health , life and plot based insurance.
Speaking during occasion, former Railway Minister, Pawan Kumar Bansal said that only Congress can bring back Punjab on the development path.
Among others, Davinder Singh Babla a councilor from Chandigarh MC,  Rishab Jain, Rajinder Singh Rana and Amrik Singh Somal, councilor Mohali MC were presented during occasion.

Aditi Sajwan’s Memorable Trip To Amritsar

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Chandigarh 18th January:- The cheerful and elegant, Aditi Sajwan has been one such woman with a talent to win many hearts with her role as Koyal in Sony SAB’s Chidiyaghar. Recently, Aditi was spotted exploring Amritsar with her family.
 Aditi, who was in Amritsar for her younger sister’s marriage confirmed the news. She excitedly commented that her younger sister Amrit’s grand wedding was in Amritsar. It was a three days affair. So she decided to make the optimum use of her stay and explore Amritsar. Considering her schedule she had to club everything together.
She further added that the most important thing on her wish list was visiting ‘Golden Temple’. After the success of her show ‘Chidiyaghar’ which recently completed 5 years, She wanted to thank almighty for his blessings on us. It is marvellous yet a serene place where people go to attain peace. That’s exactly what she felt there. She prayed for her family and friends and for her show, anticipating it to cross yet another 5 years in the future.
Enjoying her mini vacation with her family she explored various places in Amritsar. She even visited the historic ‘Jallianwala Bagh’. However, she could not visit the Wagah Border due to the time constrain. Summarizing her visit she mentioned thatb Amritsar is one of the oldest cities of our country yet the outlook and the mindset of the people is much evolved and modern. The lovely weather, the yummy food and the positive vibes of the city touched her heart. She was in Punjab for few years when she was a kid, so visiting Amritsar was almost like a homecoming. She really wishes to visit the place again.

MeriDurga:Story of a Father Who Determined to Educate His Daughter for Her Better Future

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Chandigarh 18th January:- Set against the backdrop of Haryana, a state with the highest rate of female foeticide, where every girl has to work at the field as a priority over school, Meri Durga brings a story of a father who, against all odds, is determined to educate his daughter for her better future. Whereas his daughter, despite her best efforts to study and noble intentions, keeps falling short of his expectations. Star Plus brings to you a story of an endearing father-daughter relationship with seasoned actor Vicky Ahuja as Yashpal Choudhary and his on-screen daughter Ananya Agarwal as Durga.
It doesn’t matter where you come from; your dreams determine what you will become in future. Yashpal, as a mere school peon embodies this thought as a progressive father who not only believes in equality towards a girl and boy, unlike the counterparts in his village but also nurtures a dream beyond his means for his 12-year old daughter. He believes that education is the only way to build a better future. 
Durga, on the other hand, is an innocent young girl who enjoys childhood fun and experiences in her beautiful surroundings in Haryana. She finds running after kites across paddy fields, swimming in rivers, much more interesting than reading about them in books. She likes to hide behind the mango trees or runs after a falling kite on her way to school. She doesn’t shy away from hard work and spends a lot of time with her books ‘trying to study’ but somehow alphabets & numbers refuse to make her brain their home. She knows her family’s dilemma and financial situation and does everything in her might to help them even if it needs her break her piggy bank every now and then. Alas, a bright girl she lacks aptitude for studies and especially maths.
Talking about the show and his character, Vicky Ahuja commented that MeriDurga is a very slice of life story of an adorable father-daughter relationship. He believes Yashpal and his daughter Durga’s journey will connect with every parent. It tugs at your heart with relatable parenting challenges. Here is a father who goes against his family and society to provide a better life to her daughter. He dreams of her to be an educated and successful individual; and hence will often go out of his reach to ensure his daughter doesn’t deviate from the goals he has set for her education.
AnanyaAgrawal as Durga said that for Durga, her father’s dream is of utmost importance and she tries very hard to live up to her father’s expectations. However, she is below average in studies especially maths. Growing up in Mumbai, She didn’t have the same childhood experiences that Durga has in Haryana. She loves running after a falling kite, plucking mangoes from the trees and playing with his friends. She had a lot of fun shooting for these as they were so different from the games she play with her friends in Mumbai.

AI Adoption Driving Revenue Growth for Businesses:Leadership on Workforce Implications Vital:Infosys Study

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Chandigarh 18th January:- Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology, and next-generation services, today released multinational research findings on artificial intelligence (AI) business impact, market maturity and expectations. The research report, Amplifying Human Potential: Towards Purposeful Artificial Intelligence, polled 1,600 senior business decision makers at large organizations across the world.
The report revealed a clear link between an organization’s revenue growth and its AI maturity: Organizations who report faster growth in revenue over the past three years were also more likely to be further ahead when it comes to AI maturity. AI is perceived as a long-term strategic priority for innovation, with 76 percent of the respondents citing AI as fundamental to the success of their organization’s strategy, and 64 percent believing that their organization’s future growth is dependent on large-scale AI adoption. While there are ethical and job related concerns – 62 percent believe that stringent ethical standards are needed to ensure the success of AI – most respondents seem optimistic about redeploying displaced employees with higher value work. The majority, 85 percent, plans to train employees about the benefits and use of AI, and 80 percent of companies replacing roles with AI technologies will retrain or redeploy displaced employees.
Sandeep Dadlani, President & Head of Americas, Infosys, said that artificial Intelligence (AI) adoption is on the rise and we are excited to see the investments in AI that businesses are gradually making to derive meaningful and creative change. The achievements are remarkable and the opportunities AI is bringing forth are vast. He further said that as we are seeing AI mature and gain momentum, our research shows that the next four years will witness further spikes in interest, and general bullishness about the significant value and benefits that can be obtained through AI adoption. As an industry therefore, we must take necessary steps to ensure AI is developed morally and ethically across every part of society and that employees are actively engaged and provided with the necessary training to be central to this journey.

Central and SBI Card Launch Premium Co-Branded Credit Card

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Chandigarh 18th January:- Central, a leading fashion and lifestyle department store from Future Group and SBI Card, a top credit card issuer today announced the launch of a unique co-branded credit card designed for the aspirational urban shopper. The new Central SBI co-brandcard offers a rewarding experience to consumers in the premium lifestyle and fashion space, combining benefits on shopping with dining and entertainment. The card has been launched in two variants, SELECT and SELECT+, which offer a superior savings proposition to the loyal customers of Central.
Designed for new age consumers who are brand savvy, frequently purchase premium lifestyle and apparel brands and like to spend on leisure and entertainment,  the Central SBI SELECT and SELECT+ Cards offer an unmatched value proposition in this segment. The card delivers value from the point of enrolment itself, offering welcome gift vouchers worth up to Rs 5000 to cardholders. Through an accelerated rewards point structure, cardholders earn 20 reward points for every Rs. 100 spent at Central stores. Dining and entertainment spends earn the cardholder 10 reward points per Rs 100 spent while purchases in all other categories earn the cardholder 2 reward points per Rs 100 spent.
Along with ongoing benefits via accelerated rewards, the card also rewards customers for their loyalty through various annual milestones as well as bonus points upon card renewal. Customers can avail savings of up to Rs 4000 annually, on achieving certain milestone spends. Renewal benefits to the tune of 12000 reward points can be availed as well.
Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of India said that SBI Card has been witnessing a strong year on year growth in the last few years and is today the second largest credit card issuer in India. She further said that with the launch of our retail co-branded credit card with Future Group brand Central, we are looking to deliver more value to existing and prospective credit card customers. Both SBI and Central are two very strong customer centric brands and we are sure this new partnership will drive growth for SBI Card in the high growth premium lifestyle and apparel segment.
Kishore Biyani, Group CEO, Future Group said that catering to the needs and comforts of our customers has been the key factor that has governed all our decisions, over the years. Where Central offers a premium experience to shoppers of high fashion, SBI has always remained a hallmark for reliable banking. Therefore, a collaboration of these two Central and SBI was the perfect way to ensure the best experience to our customers. This partnership of two industry leader in India retains the Indianness behind the shopping experience, while assuring a touch of high definition of global fashion for new age customers.
Commenting on the launch, Vijay Jasuja, CEO, SBI Card said that we are pleased to partner with Future Group to bring a rewarding shopping experience to customers of Central. At SBI Card, it is our constant endeavor to forge associations and create products that bring enhanced value to consumers. Through this tie-up we will be able to deliver a rewarding cashless shopping experience to the growing set of fashion forward, brand conscious consumers. Central, a growth leader in the lifestyle retail segment is the right partner for us to reach out to this customer set. We have had a very successful association with Future Group for the fbb SBI StyleUP Card, which has become the leading retail co-brand card in the country. We are confident of repeating this success with the Central SBI co-brand card.
Reward points on the SELECT and SELECT+ cards can be redeemed instantly against purchases at Central stores or in the form of Central gift vouchers. The card comes equipped with contactless technology enabling transactions at express speed while ensuring a high level of safety. Joining and renewal fees are Rs 2999/ for SELECT+ variant and Rs 750/ for the SELECT variant.

Ayurveda:The Health Boosters for Winters

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Chandigarh 18th January:- Winter is the most awaited season in India as it offers a rejuvenating break from the scorching heat of summers. During winters, the body temperature experiences a sudden drop as the environment cools down. As our bodies are still adjusting to the new climatic change, the onset of winters may bring with it a plethora of diseases that could be manifested more if the immunity levels are low, especially amongchildren.
Contrary to popular belief, winter is the best season to improve immunity. According to Ayurveda, winter is the optimal time of the year to pay close attention to our health as well as skin. Centuries old Ayurvedic science offer as the right remedy to help control a plethora ofdiseases in this season of cold & flu. While allopathic science has a solution to treat diseases, ancient Indian herbs and compound formulations explained in Ayurveda offer the right combination for maintaining a healthy and energetic lifestyle.
Dabur India, a 132-years-old Ayurveda products manufacturer, believes in developing products by marrying the ancient Indian knowledge of herbs and Ayurveda with modern day cutting edge science to customize them for modern lifestyle and seasonal changes. As the world leader in Ayurveda, Dabur offer a wide range of products to stay healthy, balanced and rejuvenated even when the weather threatens to throw you off.
Dr. JLN Sastry Head Health Care Research Dabur India Ltd. said that as we are all aware, Ayurveda is based on man's symbiotic relationship with nature and its resources. Today, people have started to adopt Ayurveda in their lives for holistic well-being as it offers great solutions that help in dealing with today’s demanding lifestyle. Dabur’s flagship product Dabur Chyawanprash and Dabur Honitus is made from the formulation mentioned in the original Ayurveda scriptures, making it the ultimate guide to stay healthy during winters. We have also mixed the goodness of honey along with 10 powerful unique Ayurvedic herbs to create Dabur Honitus Hot Sip, an Ayurvedic Kadha in modern-day formats, especially designed to help fight cough & cold.

21 Candidates Filed Nominations Papers for All Constituencies in District SAS Nagar:Mangat

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Chandigarh 18th January:- For the assembly election 2017, total 21 candidates submitted their nominations papers with concerned returning officers. Stating this district electoral officer cum deputy commissioner D.S. Mangat said that any participating candidate could file their nomination papers at prescribed counters in the office of returning officers till 18 January from 11 AM to 3 PM on any day.
D S Mangat said that from assembly constituency 053 SAS Nagar 8 candidates submitted their nomination papers at Returning Officer cum SDM SAS Nagar Anuprita Johal, at District Administrative Complex, whereas for assembly constituency 052 Kharar 5 candidates filed their nominations with returning officer cum SDM Kharar Smt. Amninder Kaur Brar & for assembly constituency 112- Dera Bassi, 8 candidates fled their nominations with returning officer cum SDM Ruhi Duggi.
D S Mangat said that scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on 19 January and till 21 January any candidate could withdraw his/her nomination. Polling will be held on 4th Feb Saturday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Finally counting of votes will be done on 11th March 2017.

Samsung Launches Galaxy C9 Pro

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Chandigarh 18th January:- Samsung India today announced the launch of its all new smartphone powerhouse, the Galaxy C9 Pro. The all metal unibody smartphone is loaded with powerful features and is designed for consumers who demand more from their smartphone. 
The Galaxy C9 Pro is a feature powerhouse with a super screen, super memory and super camera offering consumers an immersive viewing, the best multimedia and camera experience.
Vishal Kaul, Director, Mobile Business, Samsung India said that India is one of the fastest growing smartphone markets. Consumer trends indicate that more users prefer larger screen smartphones. Further, the needs of Indian users, who are now moving to their 2nd or 3rd smartphone, have evolved and they are demanding more from their smartphones. With the introduction of the Galaxy C9 Pro, we continue our commitment to offer our customers the very best of features and technology. He further said that the Galaxy C9 Pro will enhance and give users the best multimedia experience with its 6” Full HD AMOLED display while delivering a powerhouse performance thanks to its advanced processor, 6GB RAM, huge battery power and storage. And to top it all, the superb 16MP front and rear camera with f1.9 lens will help users capture brilliant photos even in low light conditions..
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro gives its consumers a complete offering with its revolutionary features.
While talking about its features he said that Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is the first Samsung with powerful 6GB RAM which offers a seam-less multi-tasking experience. In addition, it also comes with an inbuilt memory of 64GB which is expandable upto 256GB. Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro also hosts a 64-bit Octa Core Processor. Truly a performance powerhouse, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro enables consumers to seamlessly enjoy multimedia, gaming and apps.
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro sports enhanced 16MP front and rear cameras both with super wide F1.9 aperture which allow users to take clear images even in low light conditions. The high-resolution front camera offers an upgraded selfie experience while the 16MP rear camera comes with Dual LED Flash for super-clear and enhanced images.
The smartphone provides an enhanced viewing experience with its 6.0” Full HD sAMOLED screen. The large immersive screen is also complemented with a dual speaker in the phone that makes it a perfect choice for users with high multimedia consumptions.
Galaxy C9 Pro has been designed with perfection. It has a full metal unibody design and with 6.9mm thickness, the handset has a comfortable one-handed grip. It is light weight and weighs only 188gms which is very impressive for a large 6.0” phone.
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro comes with a long lasting 4,000 mAh battery along with fast charging technology, to enable avid gamers and multi-media users to do more.  The device supports USB Type-C that offers a faster data transfer. To give flexibility to its consumers, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro has two Sim card slots and a separate additional MicroSD card slot.
Vishal Kaul said that Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro will be available in 2 beautiful colors - Black and Gold. The device will be available across all retail channels in the latter half of February 2017 at a price of INR 36,900.
Interested customer can pre-book the device through select stores and online channels from January 27, 2017 and avail the Pre-booking offer of One Time Screen Replacement for a period of 12 months.