Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Rose Festival:Chandigarh Administration to Host Rose Festival from 17th to 19th February

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 15th February:- Chandigarh Administration is organizing Rose Festival in the City Beautiful in the month of February for three days every year. The festival is jointly organized by Department of Tourism & Municipal Corporation, U.T. Chandigarh on the same days to make it more vibrant and fascinating.
Asha Jaiswal, Mayor, MCC, Chandigarh said that the festival is being organized by Municipal Corporation, U.T. Chandigarh and Department of Tourism, Chandigarh Administration jointly. The Municipal Corporation, U.T. Chandigarh organize the festival in Rose Garden, Sector 16, Chandigarh and the Department of Tourism, Chandigarh organizes the festival opposite Rose Garden at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh. 
B.Purusharth, Commissioner, MCC Chandigarh said that keeping in view, the tourism potential of these events, the Ministry of Tourism has also included Chandigarh Rose Festival in its calendar and provides Central Financial Assistance to organize the said festivals. Under the initiative of Government of India, Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat”, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, U.T. is the partner state of Chandigarh, U.T. to exchange their rich heritage, culture, customs and traditions.
To promote the scheme of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat’ the partner state of Chandigarh i.e. Dadra & Nagar Haveli, U.T. is also participating in the festival with Tourism Department, Chandigarh Administration at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh. The performers/students from Dadra & Nagar Haveli will also perform during the event and will showcase their cultural performances.
The celebrations shall provide an ample opportunity to visitors and citizens of tricity to participate in variety of events and activities, which would promote Chandigarh as a Happening City and as a hub of tourism and culture in this region.
The variety of activities is being organized during the activities during the Chandigarh Rose Festival is as under:
·        Exhibit participation by various Academies, Corporations, and Government Departments.
·        Day long cultural programmes by various artists on stage 1
·        Amusement park/joy rides and camel rides for the visitors.
·        Food Court by CIHM, AIHM, CITCO da Vehra and more
·        Professional Demonstration of ITBP Band, Dog Squad.
·        360 Virtual Reality Coverage of the event (Sponsored by The Transcend)
·        Free Laptop and other gifts for the visitors visiting Chandigarh Rose Festival and Leisure Valley by filling up form on entry gates which will also track the number of visitors in the festival (Sponsored by Aryans Group of Colleges (Education Partner of the event)
·        Entertainment Nite by Garry Sandhu on 17th February 2017 at 06.30 PM onwards
·        Punjabi Nite by Sukhshinder Shinda on 18th February 2017 at 06.30 PM onwards
·        Bollywood Nite by Adnan Sami on 19th February 2017 at 06.30 PM onwards
On this occasion the  Director Tourism Chandigarh, Jitender Yadav, expressed that the Chandigarh Tourism has a clear mandate of cultivating tourism to the City Beautiful & attracting more national and international tourist throughout the year. Through these regular festivals and events, Chandigarh Tourism hopes to create a lively environment in the city, with an ambience of fun and festivity for all tourists to witness and enjoy. 

Chennai to Host the 4th Season of UBA Pro Basketball League

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 15th February:- The United Basketball Alliance (UBA) today officially announced the 4th season of the UBA Pro Basketball League set to take place between 16th February and 1st March 2017 at the Satyabhama University, Chennai.
The 8 teams are divided into two divisions and feature some of the country’s finest basketball players - Mumbai Challengers, Delhi Capitals, Haryana Gold and Punjab Steelers form the North Division; and Chennai Slam, Pune Peshwas, Bengaluru Beast and Hyderabad Sky make up the South Division.
The competitive nature of the UBA Pro Basketball League has proven that every team has an equal chance to win the championship and in the first three seasons, each division has produced a team which has won the coveted title.
For the first time, 10 international professional basketball players from the US will join current UBA players and teams in the quest to claim the court. At least one international American player will be added to each UBA team, creating stronger competition, performance and a unique experience for basketball fans across India. The American players include Ron March, Pierre Newton, Tevin Kelly, Mak Boskailo, De'Sean Mattox, Jimmy Scroggins, Brendan Pineda-Morales and Dermaine Crockrell, Chris Solomon and Alex Scales.
An exclusive design from the UBA, this season will also see specially crafted floor for the players to experience international basketball standards. The high-quality floor imported from the United States is a long-term investment by the UBA and previously featured in the NBA All-Star festivities in Toronto and UBA Season 3 in 2016.
When speaking about season four, CMO of United Basketball Alliance, Michael Yanke said that we are extremely delighted to be back in India hosting the fourth season of UBA. Chennai holds immense potential to serve as the new basketball hub in India due to the amazing talent and vast fan base here. With the introduction of American players this season, we are confident that fans will come out in huge numbers this season, supporting and cheering on their favorite team.
Hyderabad Sky v/s Pune Peshwas (16:30 hours) and Bengaluru Beast v/s Chennai Slam (19:00 hours) will open the league on 16th February 2017. Catch all the action LIVE for the 4th Season on the Ten Sports network channels-Ten 1 HD & Ten 3 from 16th February- 16th March 2017 from Chennai and Goa.

Lubrizol and Finolex Industries Limited Join Hands to Process FlowGuard®Branded CPVC Pipes and Fittings

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 15th February:- The Lubrizol Corporation, inventors and the largest manufacturers of CPVC compound worldwide, and Finolex Industries Limited, the leading  PVC pipes and fittings manufacturer in India, today announce the signing of, FlowGuard® Processor agreement for the manufacturing and sale of Finolex FlowGuard®Plus pipes and fittings in India. The product will be launched in the market by Finolex Industries Limited in the last week of March 2017 and will cater to the building and construction industry.
Matthew Timmons, Managing Director, Lubrizol Advanced Materials India Pvt. Ltd said that Lubrizol is dedicated to supplying the highest quality CPVC compounds to service the Indian hot &cold water plumbing markets. He added that our partnership with Finolex Industries highlights the need and importance of quality CPVC pipes and fittings made from time-tested CPVC compounds provided by Lubrizol. Since January 2016, we have been manufacturing these world quality materials from a state-of-the art plant in Dahej, Gujarat. Our association with Finolex will further strengthen FlowGuard’s commitment to delivering reliability in India through Finolex’s wide spread network in the country.
Timmons continues, “Since we introduced FlowGuard to the Indian market, we remained committed through our support of processors who continue to benefit from our more than 50 years of expertise in manufacturing and compounding.  Additionally, with the government’s recent focus on housing for all, the infrastructure status given to real estate, loans offered at cheaper rates, introduction of the Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA), GST & many other initiatives, the need for quality products to be used in the country is greater than ever.”
Lubrizol introduced the resilient CPVC material into India nearly two decades ago. Since then, India’s plumbers, engineers, builders and consultants have been reassured by the only material of its kind to be designed and approved to meet all global standards.
Prakash Chhabria, Executive Chairman of Finolex Industries Limitedexpressed his views on the special occasion, said that we are committed to strengthening the plumbing industry through our association with Lubrizol falls in line with the culture of Finolex Industries in providing quality products ‘Made in India’s for the Indian market. We are confident about Lubrizol’s global expertise in compounding and appreciate the work done by them in changing the plumbing industry from metal-based to CPVC–based piping.  With FlowGuard’s raw material and support, our track record of providing superior products for Indian market gets strengthened. We look forward to a successful partnership.

Mahindra Introduces DiGiSENSE in Arjun Novo

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 15th February:- Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), a part of the US $17.8 billion Mahindra group, has introduced DiGiSENSE, a revolutionary connected vehicle technology solution in its leading tractor brand, Arjun Novo. This will enhance productivity of the farmers using Arjun Novo and will give new experience of tractor ownership. DiGiSENSE technology will be available in 57HP–605DI-i  Arjun Novo.
Mahindra becomes the first OEM in India to offer a cloud-based technology platform in the tractor category beginning with the Arjun Novo.
DiGiSENSE will empower tractor owners to access vital information about their tractors remotely, on a real time basis. This technology will benefit farmers significantly to improve their efficiency and productivity which will help them improve their earning potential.
According to Ravindra Shahane, Vice President-Marketing, Farm Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, said that today the need to stay connected is a basic necessity for our farmers, to monitor their tractors and improve productivity. With the introduction of DiGiSENSE, we have become the first Indian OEM to introduce a connected vehicle technology in our leading tractor the Arjun Novo, for the utmost convenience of our customers. He is confident that this will further revolutionize the way our farmers will interact with their Mahindra tractors, leading to higher productivity and prosperity.
Digitization is emerging as a key differentiator to increase productivity and the connected vehicles technology is one such manifestation. Developed by Mahindra, DiGiSENSE is the first of its kind technology platform which is multi-application and multi-product enabled. This unique technology connects the owner to his tractor and enables him to control its usage and prevent misuse. It is a smart application that will empower customers to digitally build knowledge 24X7 about the performance and location of their tractors. Farmers can now do a live tractor tracking, while remote diagnostics and reports will enable to monitor the tractor’s health and productivity parameters.
Giving detail about the key features of DiGiSENSE applicable for Arjun Novo, Ravindra Shahane,said that DiGiSENSE is a technology platform enabled by a Telematics device installed in the Arjun Novo tractor. Data is sent from the device to the Mahindra server via mobile network. The same data is processed and sent back to the customer on his mobile app and web-application on laptop/computer in real time, thereby allowing the customer to access important information and benefit from it. The DiGiSENSE technology will enable the Geo fencing & live tractor tracking:  Farmers can now secure their tractors in the area defined by them on a Google map. The Farmer will receive an alert when the tractor drives out of the fenced area and also he will be informed when the tractor drives inside the fenced area. This is similar to having a virtual tractor lock.
Alerts: These are SMS and notifications about critical parameters of tractors which allows customers to monitor & take corrective actions such as Low fuel alert, Battery not charging, Clutch override, High engine temperature, Air filter clog and High Engine rpm alert
Reports: This allows customers to access online and real time reports through the website on their laptop/computer about the usage of engine rpm on an hourly basis and other vital information on the vehicle usage and alerts.

Power Supply to Phase 7, 3B1, 3B2, Sector 70 and Sector 71 Effect Partially on 16th February

By Tricitynews Reporter

Chandigarh 15th February:- The power supply to Phase 7, 3B1, 3B2, Sector 70 and Sector 71 and nearby areas shall be effected partially, from 10-00 hrs. To 15-00 hrs. on 16th February,2017, due to urgent maintenance work of  66KV sector 71 substation , supply of all 11KV Feeders running from 66 KV 71- S/S.

UM Motorcycles opens Dealership in City:First in Punjab

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 15th February:- UM Lohia Two Wheelers Pvt. Ltd the Indian arm of the American motorcycle maker UM International, LLC  along with Lohia Auto opened its first dealership of Punjab here today . The dealership at Jindal Agencies Pvt Ltd, Phase1, Industrial Area was inaugurated by Rajeev Mishra, CEO–UM Lohia Two Wheelers Pvt. Ltd. Shubham Garg, Director, UM Royal Punjab was also presented during occasion.
The state of the art dealership located at Chandigarh is spread over a total of 2200sq. ft; which includes an area of 1500sq. ft for sales & service support. Customers will have access to the entire range of UM merchandise and accessories as well. The company further shared that the recently announced 24x7 Roadside Assistance Programme (RSA) will also be available for all customers of the city immediately.
Speaking at the launch, Rajeev Mishra said that Chandigarh as we all know is India’s best planned city which boasts of well maintained, beautiful roads. Additionally its close proximity to the mountains makes the city an ideal playground for motor heads and nomads alike. Moreover Chandigarh is known for its automobile culture, and we’re confident of getting an excellent response from this city. We have been working very hard to create motorcycles that engage with the rider and offer a balance between ergonomics and performance. We’re hoping this dynamism is something even the customers feel.
Shubham Garg , Director, UM Royal Punjab  said that it’s indeed an honor for us to be a partner with UM Motorcycles. Chandigarh has a rich motorcycling culture and after riding the Renegade siblings, he is sure that all bikers who prefer cruisers will opt for our products without a single doubt.  As representatives of UM Motorcycles we shall ensure all customers are given the complete motorcycling experience that UM is known for. Our investment in the showroom and workshop has already been rewarded by confirming orders which we have received prior to the inauguration.
The Renegade Commando is a low-slung cruiser powered by a high-powered 280 cc engine that delivers a power of 25 BHP at 8,500 rpm and 21.8 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. The light weight engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox, and offers the highest ground clearance of 200mm in its class, along with offering an inbuilt USB port as a standard feature. Both the Renegade Commando and the Sports S come with front disc brakes, along with hydraulic telescopic suspensions in front and spring suspensions at the rear; wide handlebars further offer ease of riding especially during long hauls.
An innovative feature called Service Alert Maintenance comes as a standard fitment in both the Renegade Commando and Renegade Sports S, giving customers a heads-up on the service update. The Sport S comes with LED lights as a standard feature which aids in rider visibility during night rides. The siblings have an18 liter fuel tank and bear a kerb weight of 172 Kg. The Renegade Sports S is available at INR 1, 61,835 (ex-showroom, Chandigarh), while the Renegade Commando is available at 1, 68,176 (ex-showroom Chandigarh).

PGI to organize 6th Annual conference of Neurological Surgeons Society of India from 16th-18th February

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 15th February:- The department of Neurosurgery of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGI), Chandigarh is organizing the 6th Annual conference of Neurological Surgeons Society of India (NSSI) on the 16th - 18th February 2017. This includes a cadaveric hands on workshop, continuing medical education program (CME), scientific sessions for doctors and a symposium for nurses. NSSI was founded in 2011 and is a society of brain and spine surgeons of India and allied specialties. It has over 750 members from all over India. In this two and half day scientific event, a ͞hands on cadaveric workshop is being conducted on the16th February where master neurosurgeons will not only be demonstrating but also training neurosurgeons on minimally invasive endoscopic spinal surgery techniques. Faculty for the workshop, continuing medical education program (CME) and scientific sessions consists of reputed Indian and foreign neurosurgeons. Over three hundred delegates have registered for this event. NSSI is also organizing a Nursing symposium on the 17th February in which six faculty and seventy nursing delegates shall be participating and discussing various aspects of patient management and care.

MCM College organizes Session on Skin Problems

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 15th February:- The Medical Committee of MCM DAV College for Women organised a highly informative lecture cum interactive session on the pertinent topic of 'Teenage Skin Problems'. Dr. Sheenam Sharma, a renowned dermatologist of Chandigarh shed light on the topic.
Beginning her lecture with the structure and functioning of healthy skin, Dr. Sheenam Sharma went on to elaborate on the physiological and biological problems that stem from unhealthy skin. She further elucidated on the skin care routine to be followed for different skin types and for different age groups. The lecture was followed by valuable counselling session for the faculty and students during which the expert responded to individual queries.
MCM Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava lauded this endeavor of the Medical Committee to create awareness about and address the problems that many individuals face these days and to encourage adoption of practices for a healthy living.

50 kWp Rooftop Grid Tied Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant and Science Park Inaugurated

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 15th February:- Ajay Narayan Jha, Secretary to Govt. of India, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Clime Change, New Delh, today, inauguratesd 50 kWp Rooftop Grid tied Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant and Science Park at Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18-C, Chandigarh, in the presence of Parimal Rai, Adviser to the Administrator, UT Chandigarh and Anurag Agarwal, Home Secretary-cum-Secretary (Env, Forests, S & T and Renewable Energy).
Later on while interacting with the media, Ajay Narayan Jha appreciated the efforts taken by UT Administration in developing Chandigarh as a Model Solar City. The Chief Guest took a round of the Science Park which has been established by School with financial assistance from Dept of Science & Technology and Renewable Energy at a cost of about Rs 2.0 lakh. It has lots of equipments displaying various scientific principal for easy understanding by students.
Earlier, the chief Guest visited Dhanas Lake where 10 kWp Floating Solar plants have been installed by CREST at total cost of 10.5 lakh. This solar plant is powering two fountains which are oxidizing the water of the lake and has been able to save life of lots of fishes especially in rainy season when oxygen level in lake water goes down.
The Chief Guest also visited Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Processing Plant at Daddumajra and was informed about its functioning leading to production of RDF.
Santosh Kumar, IFS, CCF & Director (Science & Technology & RE), UT Chandigarh informed that 50 kWp Rooftop SPV Power Plant has been installed by CREST (Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science & Technology Promotion Society) with 30% CFA from Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India. The total cost of the Project is Rs.45.48 Lac which includes operation & maintenance charge for 10 years. M/s Jakson Engineers Limited, Noida is the contracting firm who has installed this Solar Power Plant. The Plant shall be able to generate 60,000 kWh (units) per year.

Gautam Releases “DHEETH-Travelling The Road Never Travelled” Independent Rap Album

By 121 News
Chandigarh 15th February:- “DHEETH- Travelling The  Road  Never Travelled”, is an independent Rap album written, composed and produced by Gautam. This is my second project after “Bhid Ja” a Punjabi Feature Film. He did not know anything about how music is created, neither the technicalities like tempo, scales (sur) nor does he know how to play an instrument (Guitar, Piano). He never listened to Hip-Hop ever in his life. He uses to think it’s not understandable. But during the making of Bhid Ja (one and a half year back) he wanted something motivational, and Rap Music really inspired him to go further. At first he thought to make one song only, but then he said, he want the whole Album. He created some tunes on the Guitar and he bought a MIDI keyboard and started making Music for his stories. 
First few months were tough. There was a time when he just wanted to break the keyboard into pieces, but slowly he learnt and taught himself about Music. It took him a year to make 8 songs. For income he did three jobs and tried for stand-up comedy at different restaurants. The budget of the Album was 45K- 50K and is completed, in that budget too. Two songs were recorded in his room itself. 6 songs were recorded in the studio.  
Mixing of the songs is negligible. Lyrics of the songs are REAL, RAW, Straight Forward and hence the feel of the song. Plug-ins like Reverb, Echo has been used negligibly. Infact in the song “Sar Mein” mentioned below, no reverb or any type of computerized effects has been used, to maintain its Reanessl and Rawness. 
According to the experts technically the music and mixing is wrong, as he did not know about the technical aspects of Music. But he knows one thing, i.e. anything that sounds good is music to him and good to watch is a film. Trailer of the album has been made like a short Film itself. 
He has given attention to each word, line and alphabet and he is confident that the songs are amazingly executed and good to listen. Once people will come to know what type of songs are there in his album. He would like to sell it on online.