Thursday, 16 March 2017

Bin Kuch Kahe’s Sameer Arora Rushed to Hospital

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th March:- While shooting for ZEE TV’s young romantic early primetime drama Bin Kuch Kahe, the handsome Sameer Arora, who plays the lead protagonist Kabir, was rushed to a local hospital on account of low blood pressure (BP). This happened when the actor had just returned to Jaipur, where the show is being shot, from a visit to his hometown, Nainaital.
Having wrapped up a long shoot schedule of the show, the actor decided to make the most of his two days off from work and took off to be with his family in Nainital. The journey via Delhi that had him changing flights and also traveling a fairly large distance by road, clearly took a toll on the actor's health. On resuming shoot in Jaipur, the actor began to feel listless and low on energy and with his BP dipping, was immediately rushed to the hosital. Not wanting to inconvenience the crew, the dedicated actor is already back to shooting for his show.
Sameer said that he was down with high fever and almost fainted when a crew member from the production house fed him some sugar, chocolate syrup, lime juice and Electral. Finally, he gained some energy and finished his close up shots. But later, again, He felt dizzy and was admitted to hospital where doctor decided to put him on a Glucose drip. He added that within a short while, he felt better and decided not to wait as long as the doctor had prescribed and reached the sets to continue shooting. He finished all his scenes for the day because he knows what a unit goes through when actors go missing. Health comes first and he did tend to it, but he was not about to let his show suffer either.
In the upcoming episodes, Kabir and Myra will discuss the pros and cons of love marriage vis a vis arranged marriage and to arrive at a conclusion, they turn to others for a perspective. Aryan gets upset on being asked certain questions and moves away.

Filmfare Announces 1st Edition of Jio FIlmfare Awards Punjabi 2017

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th March:- Filmfare, the most coveted awards in Indian Cinema is all set to honor the Punjabi film industry. Filmfare’s Black Lady will woo the talented artists in Punjab as Filmfare announced the 1st Edition of Jio FIlmfare Awards Punjabi slated to take place on 31stMarch 2017 at Multipurpose Sports Stadium in Mohali. Renowned actor, Jimmy Shergill and Filmfare Editor, Jitesh Pillai marked Filmfare’s foray into Punjabi cinema by lighting the ceremonial lamp at Reliance Digital store at Elante Mall, Chandigarh.
Filmfare has always been at the forefront of acknowledging the artistic excellence and hardwork in the film industry, across regions and genres. With the 1st Edition of Jio Filmfare Awards Punjabi 2017, the most deserving artists in Punjabi cinema take home the symbol of honor, the coveted Black Lady. The awards will recognize the creative efforts and diligence showcased by the artists in the year 2016 and engages the audience with captivating performances by the industry stalwarts.
Punjabi Film industry, over the years has made its presence felt across the nation and its bouquet of enthralling films and music is loved by the audience across borders. With the combined efforts of talented artists, musicians, and filmmakers, the Punjabi Film industry has always stood out by itself and this very intrinsic quality of Punjabi Cinema will be awarded at the 1st Edition of Jio Filmfare Awards 2017.
Commenting on the announcement of JIO Filmfare awards Punjabi 2017, a JIO spokesperson said that we are thrilled to present the first JIO Filmfare Awards Punjab 2017. Presented by Jio, the Filmfare Awards Punjab 2017 will showcase the cinematic excellence from the vibrant state of Punjab in a variety of digital ways. JIO is bringing transformational changes in India’s digital services space to enable a Digital Life for 1.2 billion Indians. This association is consistent with Jio’s mission to celebrate the diversity and richness of Indian cinema.
Commenting on Filmfare’s foray into Punjabi cinema, Jitesh Pillai said that it is a moment of utmost pride, as we witness Filmfare awards expands its footprints across the nation. We, at Filmfare, have always rewarded creativity and diligence of the films across industries and promote more such wonderful cinematic experiences. The 1st Edition of Filmfare Awards Punjabi 2017 will be a night of grandeur and elegance and we are looking forward to meet and greet the whole of Punjabi film industry.
A visibly ecstatic actor Jimmy Shergill said that it is a dream comes true. It is proud moment for us to have Jio Filmfare awards in Punjabi cinema. His support is always there and he wants to thank Filmfare and Jio for having him here for this great moment.

Powermen Raise Issue of Shortage of Men Power & Safety Devices to Workmen Before JERC

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th March:- The U.T. Powermen Union Chandigarh today raise the issue of shortage of staff, T & P and safety devices and training to field staff apart from continuation of electricity concession to the employees, before the JERC during the public hearing on the petition filed by electricity department on ARR for the financial year 2017-18.
Union General Secretary Gopal Datt Joshi while speaking on the occasion appeal the Hon’ble Commission to direct the department to fill up the sanctioned vacant post on regular basis instead of engaging on outsource basis as the nature of work in department is permanent and the employees are engaging on outsource basis which does not serve the purpose and requesting the commission to intervene and direct the department to appoint regular employees against sanctioned post and if it take some times till then employees on contract basis be appointed by the department itself instead of hiring  them on outsource basis to avoid the burden on department by giving 13 to 15% service charge to  outsource agencies. He further appeal the commission to direct the department to provide T & P and safety devices to the workmen besides giving them technical training. Apart from above the union appeal the Hon’ble Commission to continue the concession on electricity bill to the employees as per earlier practices as given on the pattern on PSPCL and other utilities and pointed  out that despite shortage of staff the employees are working 16-18 hours to maintain the continuity of supply and attending breakdowns without taking any overtime and other benefits. More so the insurance of the staff have also not been done by the department thus there is no reason to stop the minor concession given to them being given as a motivated tool. The commission heard the arguments of the union and presenting stake holders on the occasion also supported the view point of the union and appreciated the best efforts of the employees for the continuity of the power supply.

SML Van to Be Used for Legal Literacy Camps

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th March:- Under the aegis of Punjab Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh, one SML Van is being used for Legal Literacy campaigning & activity throughout the Punjab. According to the schedule, the said vehicle will be used by District Legal Services Authority, SAS Nagar from 16.03.2017 to 28.03.2017. Mrs. Archana Puri, Learned District & Sessions Judge cum Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, SAS Nagar today flagged off the SML van.
While talking to the media-person, Mrs. Archana Puri said that the vehicle has been sent by the Punjab Legal Services Authority, chandigarh for creating awareness amongst the general public. Therefore, during this period this Authority will hold various seminars & camps to create awareness, whereby Panel Advocates and Para Legal Volunteers of this office will sensitize the public of villages such as Sahora, Goslan, Mauli Baidwan, Kalewal, Bajheri, Rasanheri, Raipur Kalan, Chhat, Singhpura, Lakhnaur and Gigemajra about the legal services and schemes provided by District Legal Services Authority.
On this occasion Mrs. Monika Lamba, Learned Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, SAS Nagar told that a person of SC/ST, woman/Child, person with disability, an industrial workmen or a person with an annual income of less than Rs. 1,50,000/- can avail free legal aid. For more information one can contact the office of District Legal Services Authority, SAS Nagar or can call toll free No. 1968.

Touchstone Educationals Signs Up ‘IELTS Partnership Programme’ with Cambridge University Press

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th March:- A foreign degree today is not a far-fetched dream anymore for city youngsters. To provide world-class training to IELTS aspirants in Punjab, Touchstone Educationals, the undisputed leader in English Programmes space and Cambridge University Press, world’s leading ELT Publisher today signed the ‘IELTS Partnership Programme’. As per the partnership programme, Touchstone Educationals has committed to use a variety of original and official Cambridge Preparation material for IELTS exam from Cambridge University Press.
Speaking about the partnership, Amit Baveja, National Sales Head, Cambridge University Press, South Asia said that Punjab has developed a cosmopolitan culture and every other student wants to go overseas now to pursue a career there. We aim to develop English as a life skill which would help students and professionals move closer to their dream of pursuing higher studies and career abroad. We, at Cambridge University Press, support Touchstone Educationals by providing various online webinars and offline workshops for continuous professional development of their faculty.
Ashutosh Anand, Managing Director, Touchstone Educationals said that the global necessity for English language skills is increasing each day and the challenge is to provide learners with accurate and meticulously researched material. He added that Cambridge University Press has stepped into this space with us at Touchstone in order to deliver an effective learning experience to the students. We at Touchstone will be using the official and original preparation material from Cambridge University Press, the official publisher of IELTS preparation material, which will benefit our students largely.
With aspirations of students soaring, moving overseas for pursuing higher education has become the next step for many of them. This partnership programme will enable students prepare better for IELTS. As a part of the Programme, Cambridge University Press provides training session’s to all the counsellors and IELTS trainers at Touchstone Educationals, who then train students registering for the IELTS training classes. Touchstone Educationals has 14 centres with 24 branches across Haryana, Chandigarh and Punjab.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Nissan Trophy Tour Reaches Chandigarh

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th March:- The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Nissan Trophy Tour concluded with the display of Trophy at Joshi Nissan here today. The trophy tour began its journey from Kolkata on March 01. After enticing fans in the city of Mumbai, Cochin, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Delhi NCR,  it has reached Chandigarh today.
The tour granted cricket fans an unexpected access to the ICC Champions Trophy. The Trophy was greeted with excitement by all cricket fans in the city. As part of the entire journey, the trophy was displayed in Kolkata, Mumbai, Cochin, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi NCR and Chandigarh.
During tour, events were organized at university campuses, shopping malls, corporate parks and Nissan dealerships in these cities where fans could get up close to the trophy, take 360-degree pictures with it, and play virtual reality cricket games.
As global partner and supplier of the official car of the ICC, Nissan have driven ICC Champions Trophy in vehicles to events in seven major cities in India and taking the trophy on some more unusual journeys to surprise and delight cricket fans as well. Nissan is also collaborating with the ICC to create a series of events that will bring fans together with the trophy and enable them to share their excitement and anticipation for the tournament.
Arun Malhotra, MD-Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. said that Cricket is a religion in India which binds the country together and we salute this spirit and are proud to be a sponsor of ICC Champions Trophy. India is the defending champion of this trophy and we at Nissan are excited to bring it closer to cricket fans across India.
The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Nissan Trophy Tour was set off on February 21 in Dubai. After India, the trophy will visit other competing nations like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and England, before the opening game between England and Bangladesh at The Oval on 1st June, 2017.

Honda Cars India Launches ‘Honda WR-V' in India

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th March:- Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, today introduced its much-anticipated new model, Honda WR-V. The WR-V is an all-new Sporty Lifestyle Vehicle based on Honda's globally successful Jazz platform. It features a Sporty and Sophisticated exterior design, high quality spacious interiors with advanced equipment, top of the class fuel efficiency, powerful performance and full range of safety features.
WR-V is the first model developed by Honda R&D India along with Honda R&D, Japan, to match the needs and aspirations of young Indian customers who are looking for status, comfort and have an active lifestyle.  The R&D in India has specifically worked on design & engineering concept suitable for right-hand drive and India-exclusive power trains.
Speaking on the occasion,  Noriake Abe, Chief Operating Officer, Regional Operations (Asia & Oceania), Honda Motor Co., Ltd. said that the WR-V is an all-new premium model in the Honda family and features the brand’s global DNA. Based on Honda’s most successful platform world-wide, WR-V has the best of Honda technology and design.  India is the first country to manufacture and launch the Honda WR-V in the world which is testimony to Honda Motor Company’s commitment to the Indian market.
Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd. said that the fast-evolving Indian market has shown strong demand for compact vehicles that are stylish, comfortable and have premium features. With the launch of the Honda WR-V, we would like to provide joy for recreational usage and comfortable driving for daily use in the city for customers in India. We are confident that WR-V will help us to fortify our premium image in all segments. He added that we are extremely thankful to our customers in India for their faith in the brand.

Bhagwani Devi Turns Savior in Her Death:Gives ‘Gift of Life’ to Two Critical Patients at PGI

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th March:- Following the footsteps of other twelve brave-heart families this year, the benevolent family of deceased Bhagwani Devi gave the greatest gift anyone can give  the ‘gift of life’ to two critically ill patients through the selfless and generous act of organ donation of their dear mother, 54 year  old deceased Bhagwani Devi here at PGIMER today.  
On March 12th, the deceased, a resident of Baltana in Panchkula District was brought to PGI in an extremely critical condition following a subdural hemorrhage (SDH) and was being treated in the Neuro-Surgery department of PGI. However, it was something else willed by the Almighty. May be the time of Bhagwani Devi’s mortal existence  was over as she could not be saved despite best of the efforts and was declared brain dead on 15thMarch.  
It was then the transplant coordinator raised the matter of organ donation with Ramesh, son of the deceased Bhagwani Devi, who gave his consent for the same. Following this, liver and kidneys were retrieved from the deceased. Later, the transplantation of liver and one of the kidneys enabled second lease of life to two critically ill patients in PGI. The second kidney being shrunken in size was not found usable by the concerned transplant surgeons.
Extremely courageous Ramesh, while trying to cope up with his own dark tragedy of losing his mother said that his mother was selfless. She never did anything for recognition. She did things for others because it made her feel good. There was always something special on her face and in her eyes as she would tell him of her experience of helping someone. Even in her death, she has done what she lived for by selflessly saving the lives of two others. She will continue to live amongst us through them. The family gathered around the operation theater described the deceased as a ‘kind and large-hearted person.
Sharing her experience, the transplant coordinator here at PGI said that he thinks being aware himself and efforts of the attending doctors to acquaint him about the prognosis of the disease enabled Ramesh give consent for his mother’s organ donation braving his own tragedy.”
Ranuka (name changed), the wife of the liver recipient knew that the chance of her husband surviving debilitating liver ailment for long was zero without a liver transplant. Renuka said that her husband got that chance today with a liver transplant at PGI as a result of the courageous decision made by the brave-heart son of Bhagwani Devi.  Any amount of thanks can never be enough to thank the donor family.

BMW Group India to Increase Prices from April 01

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th March:- BMW Group India will increase prices by average of 2% across the BMW and MINI product range from the beginning of Indian financial year (1 April 2017).
Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said that BMW India has been in the forefront of providing Sheer Driving Pleasure to the Indian customers by introducing innovative products, building world-class dealerships and offering state-of-the-art services ahead of its time. In today’s economic conditions, to maintain our exceptional brand positioning and continue offering a distinct value proposition to our premium clientele, we have decided to marginally revise the prices of the BMW and MINI product portfolio.
With its three brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group has its sight set firmly on the premium sector of the Indian automobile market. Along with automobiles and motorcycles, the BMW Group's activities in India comprise of financial services for its premium clientele. Headquartered in Gurgaon (National Capital Region), BMW India is a 100% subsidiary of the BMW Group. Till date, BMW Group invested over 4.9 billion Indian Rupees (€ 69 million) in BMW India. The wide range of BMW activities in India include a manufacturing plant in Chennai, a parts warehouse in Mumbai, a training centre in Gurgaon NCR and development of a dealer organization across major metropolitan centers of the country. Currently, BMW India has 41 sales outlets in the Indian market. The total number of employees at BMW Group India is 650.
The BMW Plant Chennai locally produces the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 7 Series, the BMW X1, the BMW X3 and the BMW X5. BMW dealerships also display the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, the BMW X6, the BMW Z4, the BMW M3 Sedan, the BMW M4 Coupe, the BMW M5 Sedan, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the BMW X5 M, the BMW X6 M and the BMW i8 which are available in the country as Completely Built-up Units.
MINI has successfully established itself as a premium small car brand in India. Presently, the MINI model range in India includes the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door, MINI Convertible, MINI Countryman and the all-new MINI Clubman. MINI has established five exclusive dealerships in India.

SBI Organizes Town Hall Meeting for Customers

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th March:- State Bank of India organized Town Hall meetings all over India, across all District & Tehsil Centers on 15th of March 2017. The Associate Banks are going to be merged with SBI w.e.f 01.04.2017, to augment and to reaffirm its commitment to provide better services to customers & general public. It was an open invitation for customers and general public to participate in the meeting and share their experiences and expectations from SBI which would help the bank to further enhance and improve its customer service. 
As a part of the series of meetings, a Town Hall Meeting was held in Chandigarh at Hotel Sunbeam, Sector 22, Chandigarh. Representatives from Associate Bank's also participated. More than 100 citizens of Chandigarh attended the meeting. Anil Kishora, Chief General Manager, SBI Chandigarh Circle addressed the gathering.
In his address, Anil Kishora said that the Bank is committed to achieve excellence in customer service. He focused on using Digital Banking Channels like Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, ATM etc, to provide round the clock service & access of the Banking services to the general public. He also urged upon the public to carry International Debit & Credit Cards with them, while travelling abroad, which is the most convenient medium of spending there.
Besides providing the information about latest products and schemes of the Bank, representatives from SBI's subsidiaries like SBI Mutual Fund, SBI Life Insurance, SBI General Insurance and SBI Card also disseminated their product knowledge to enable the gathering to understand the schemes in a very simple and effective way. An open session followed where many customers shared their banking experiences with SBI and Associate Banks, gave their valuable suggestions and feedback. Their queries were nicely addressed by the Chief General Manager Anil Kishora & Deputy General Manager, Mohan Ganeshan and other officials. Concluding the meeting, Anil Kishora thanked the customers for their valuable suggestions and assured that their feedback would help in designing new tools for making improvements in existing services. He said that it would be a continuous process and it would be the endeavor of the bank to hold such meetings at regular intervals.