Friday, 14 July 2017

Savina Birla Bags Title of First Bollywood Miss India 2017

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 14th July:- Bagging the title of beauty pageant might be the dreaming of almost every girl in this world. Why, because not only winning a beauty pageant helps girl flaunt her beauty with a confidence on her face.
Similarly, Chandigarh-based Savina Birla brings laurels to the City Beautiful as she wins the title of Bollywood Miss India 2017.
The event which was held in Delhi was attended by the renowned Bollywood celebs like Arbaaz Khan, Sana Khan, Rajniesh Duggall, Mahima Chaudhary, Claudia Ciesla, Debina Bonnerjee and Yash Ahlawat among others.
During a press meet held at Press Club Chandigarh, Savina talked about her victory and more.
While talking her participation in the pageant, Savina said that she always wanted to be the part of a beauty pageant, but because of height and figure criteria she could not. But, when she got to know that a show is asking not for external beauty but for internal personality.
That was the reason that Savina applied for the pageant on the internet, and she was selected for the auditions.
Further, Savina shares that the four-day grooming workshop has been the most wonderful experience of her life. She shared that we learnt how to walk on ramp with confidence, how to style ourselves and how to get involve in meditation. Meditation now has become the most important life of my day-to-day life.
Having been chosen Bollywood Miss India among 28 contestants, Savina feels completely high in confidence. She takes pride in saying that there was no hesitation or nervous when she walked the ramp in front of top-notch Bollywood celebs.
Meanwhile, talking about her future aspirations, Savina shared that she is quite passionate to pursue as a career. She said that it is her childhood dream, And now that she has this title to her credit, she thinks she is more confident about her future. As soon as possible, she is going to enrol herself in acting classes.
Last, but not the least, Savina credited her parents for being an immense support in her life. She said that without the confidence that her parents have in her, she would have been able to take a single step.

Cancer Conference on Oncology-Best of ASCO Begins: Immuno & Molecular Oncology Herald Hope for Cancer Patients

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By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 14th July:- A Three Day Mega scientific meet on Oncology, the medical specialization dealing with Cancer –‘Best of ASCO’ (American Society of Clinical Oncology) is being held for the first time in the region. The Conference which started today in Hyatt Regency here, will be held till July 16,  in collaboration with Max Cancer Care Centre, Mohali. The Conference is seeing a participation of as many as 500 Cancer Specialists, Surgeons & Radiation Oncologists from abroad & across the country.
Dr Gautam Goyal, Organising Secretary Best of ASCO & Consultant Medical Oncologist, Max Hospital & Dr. Sachin Gupta, Co-Organising Secretary,‘Best of ASCO' held a press conference along with Dr. Jacob Sands,Assistant Professor, Lahey Medical centre, Boston, Dr Purvish Parikh, Director(Precision oncology), Asian Institute of Oncology, Mumbai & Dr Harit Chaturvedi, Chairman(Cancer Care), Max Healthcare on Day 1 of ASCO to share details of the important Oncology event on its sidelines.
Dr Gautam Goyal said that the objective of ‘Best of ASCO’ 2017 is to review the most important, practice changing data presented at ASCO 2017, which is the largest gathering of Oncologists across the world & took place recently at Chicago, Illinois. Over 3 days, Experts in specific fields of Cancer will present abstracts & discuss foremost research & strategies in Oncology that will directly impact patient care. The Conference will also show case research work done by Indian Oncologists presented as at ASCO 2017.
Dr. Sachin Gupta, Co-Organising Secretary of ‘Best of ASCO’, explained that the theme of the conference is ‘Demystifying Advances in Oncology’, "ASCO will present on one platform recent advances on various Tumour types and clear the research around cancer. The research showcased here will be that which is presented to the world for the first time. The sessions focus on cancer awareness, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, newer drugs like targeted therapy, Immunotherapy etc.
Dr Jacob Sands said that the highlight of ASCO will be Immuno-Oncology. Since cancer cells are very different from normal cells in the body, the immune system attacks them when it is able to recognize them. However, cancer cells often find ways to disguise themselves as normal cells, so that the immune system does not always recognize them as dangerous. As the natural immune response to cancer cells is often not strong enough to fight off all the cancer cells, Immuno-oncology therapies activate our immune system, making it able to recognize cancer cells and destroy them.
Dr Harit Chaturvedi, Chairman(Cancer Care), Max Healthcare said that speakers will provide evidence from recent research which suggests that immuno-oncology therapies’ effect on cancer cells, last for a long time. This exciting feature of immuno-oncology therapies offers hope of quality survival for the very first time to many patients for whom prognosis was previously very poor.
The other important research in the conference is Molecular Oncology. Dr Purvish Parikh, Director(Precision oncology), Asian Institute of Oncology, Mumbai mentioned that as the name suggests, a specialist needs to test patient’s cancer cell for any  abnormality at genetic or DNA level & then try to counter that mutation or change with a specific drug to get better results & less toxicity, we also call this Precision Oncology.
The Conference gains importance with Cancer responsible for causing mortality leading to around 0.3 million deaths every year in India. Some International speakers who will take sessions include   Dr. Bar Jair, Dy Director, Institute of Oncology, Sheeba Medical Centre, Israel; Dr. Jacob Sands, Dr. Amit Oza& Dr. Sanjeev Agarwala. A few well-known names from India are Dr.Purvish Parikh,Director Precision Medicine, Asian Institute of Oncology, Mumbai;  Dr. Sudeep Gupta, Dy Director, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai & Dr. D C Dovol, Rajeev Gandhi Cancer Institute, Delhi among others.

Mahindra Launches Jeeto Minivan to Redefine Last Mile Transportation

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By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 14th July:- Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $19 billion Mahindra Group, today announced the launch of the Jeeto Minivan, its stylish and comfortable passenger carrier developed on the successful Jeeto platform, in Chandigarh. The Jeeto Minivan is best suited for urban and semi urban modes of transportation and will cater to last mile connectivity, contract and stage carriage use for tour / travel purposes and intra-city people movement. Competitively priced, the Jeeto Minivan starts at Rs. 3.4lac (ex-showroom Chandigarh for BSIV diesel variant) and will be available in two body forms, namely hard top and semi hard top and 3 fuel variants, including diesel, petrol and CNG.
The Jeeto Minivan is powered by m_Dura, a Direct Injection (DI) and BSIV emission compliant engine from the Mahindra stable. Designed for superior performance with a class leading power of 11.9 kW (16 HP) and torque of 38 Nm, the Jeeto Minivan is well suited for all kinds of terrain. It has the ability to do more trips and delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency of 26 km/l.* Further, the Jeeto Minivan, with its lower maintenance cost, fatigue free car-like drive-ability, spacious cabin and well-cushioned seating for best-in-class comfort and distinctive exterior styling, offers a superior value proposition over its competitors.
Speaking on the launch of the Jeeto Minivan, Veejay Ram Nakra, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said that the popular Jeeto brand has already set new benchmarks in innovationperformance, safety and comfort and the launch of the Jeeto Minivan will further extend this platform for last mile passenger transportationAt Mahindra, we have identified specific need gaps amongst customers and he is sure that the Jeeto Minivan will provide a more efficient, safe and comfortable mode of transportation. In fact, this new product presents an ideal option for 3 wheeler customers to upgrade their vehicles, as we enable them to Rise by drivingpositive change in their lives.
 He shared further that the Jeeto platform was conceptualized to effectively cater to the needs of multiple segments in the passenger and cargo movement categories. It delivers a superior value proposition with its existing and popular Jeeto Minitruck and the newly introduced Jeeto Minivan. In its endeavour to upgrade 3 wheeler customers to the Jeeto Minivan, the company has introduced attractive exchange and finance schemes with significantly low down payment options and a longer tenure for affordable EMIs.  
He added that the Jeeto Mini Van comes with a class-leading warranty of 2 years/40,000 kms (whichever is earlier) and customers can choose from three attractive colors, includingSunrise Red, Ultramarine Blue and Diamond White. It will be launched in a phased manner. In phase one, the semi hard top diesel variant of the Jeeto Minivan will be launched. Over the next couple of months, the Jeeto Minivan range will be completed with the launch of the hard top CNG and diesel variants and the semi hard top CNG and petrol variants.

Rushiraj Pawar to Portray Role of Lord Shaani in BIG Magic’s Chakradhari Ajaya Krishna

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 14th July:- BIG Magic a variety entertainment channel has been attracting the viewers with its compelling concepts targeting its Kids and Male audience. The mythological show Chakradhari Ajaya Krishna has been luring its viewers with its beguiling storyline. The upcoming track based on Lord Shaani’s story is all set to take its spectators on a mythical ride.
The talented child artist Rushiraj Pawar who is known for his exceptional acting skills has been roped in to play the role of Lord Shaani in the show. A source close to the production house informs us about the new developments, There were many actors who had auditioned for the role of Shaani, but eventually we finalized on Rushiraj Pawar for the role. He perfectly fits the character in consideration to his looks and his acting skills. The child artist has already started shooting and his entry will soon be seen in the show.
On being a part of Chakradhari Ajaya Krishna, Rushiraj Pawar said that he have more interest in doing Mythological and Historical shows and hence he is glad to be a part of Chakradhari Ajaya Krishna. The role of Shaani Dev is very appealing and he is looking forward to the shooting of the show.
To watch the phenomenal performance of the actor, stay tuned to Chakradhari Ajaya Krishna every Monday to Friday at 6pm only on BIG Magic.

Two Families from Haryana Showcase Unprecedented Courage & Rare ‘Spirit of Giving’: Turn Their Heart Wrenching Loss into Renewed Life for Five & Sight for Four at PGIMER

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 14th July:- It was once again an extensive team of unassuming do-gooders at PGIMER that turned the heart-wrenching loss of two lives into heart-warming renewed life for five critical patients through successful cadaver organ transplantation in the last twenty four hours here at PGIMER today. The retrieved corneas of the two donors will also restore the vision of another four patients, thereby impacting nine lives in all.
 Working tirelessly and seamlessly since yesterday, with one eye one firmly on the clock, the entire team involved in the transplantation process right from the brain death certification committee, transplant coordinators, treating doctors, anesthetists, investigating labs to transplant surgeons, nurses and technicians, worked their magic through the night and translated the noble wish of courageous families of donors Avtar Singh and Kuldeep Singh, both from Haryana into a second lease of life for five critical patients suffering from end stage diseases. The donor families’ kind gesture will also help restoring the vision of another four patients after transplantation of corneas, thereby impacting nine lives in all.  
The tragic death of Avtar Singh, a 68 year old resident of village Jansui, district Ambala, in a freak accident is beyond comprehension and extremely difficult to reconcile with . He was brought to PGIMER after sustaining grievous head injury on 1th July, 2016, where he was declared 'brain dead' by a panel of doctors as per the protocols of THOTA.
In another case, the picture perfect life of Kuldeep Singh, all of only 19 years from village Pai, district  Kaithal came to a sudden halt after he lost his battle with life, following a tragic two wheeler road accident leading to critical head injury. Though the family rushed him to PGIMER on the night of accident itself on 12th July, all their efforts as well as those of the attending doctors’ could not change the will of the Almighty and Kuldeep Singh was declared brain dead on 13th July.  
Showcasing unprecedented courage and rare ‘spirit of giving’,  the families of both Avtar Singh and Kuldeep Singh did not let these tragic deaths go in vain and agreed to multi-organ donation when the transplant coordinators raised the matter with them. 
Following their consent, the process of the retrieval of the organs including liver, kidneys and corneas of donor Kuldeep Singh and kidneys and corneas of donor Avtar Singh was initiated. A team of surgeons performed a grueling procedure that resulted in a successful transplantation of the retrieved liver of donor Kuldeep Singh. The kidneys retrieved from both the donors, through transplantation enabled second lease of life to four patients battling for survival here in PGIMER. The corneas of both the deceased will be transplanted for another four patients in PGIMER, thereby giving them sight and impacting their lives.  
Shattered yet courageous Subhash Chand, the father of donor Kuldeep Singh said that there cannot be anything more tragic than losing your child in his prime youth. He was the axis around which our lives revolved. Hope his decision for organ donation helps some parents turn lucky and save their children. This will be our biggest tribute to him.  
The same sentiment was echoed by dauntless Satbir Singh, son of donor Avtar Singh, that there is no age for parents. They should never go. We are devastated by his loss. No words can convey the remorse. With organ donation, at least he will be able to save someone else the pain and trauma of losing their parents.

Dr. Vipin Koushal, Nodal Officer, ROTTO PGIMER detailing about the cadaver organ donation, shared that we salute the socially significant decision taken by the families of donors Avtar Singh and Kuldeep Singh, who transcended social taboo and stigma to restore the gift of life to others Their spirit of giving has touched every one. The active intervention by the senior Police Officers from Haryana ensuring timely clearance as per the mandates of THOTA deserve a special mention. Their contribution in the entire process cannot be undermined. Time being the critical factor, a synergized and well-coordinated effort by PGIMER made sure that the sentiments of these two families are honored. This is PGIMER’s small tribute to both the families’ generous gesture.

Hinduja Ventures Limited Announces Successful Implementation of NXT Digital’s Digital Delivery Platform in Chandigarh

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By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 14th July:- NXT Digital, the newest addition to the Hinduja Group of companies announced the successful implementation of NXT Digital’s digital delivery platform at an event in Chandigarh. NXT Digital’s project in Punjab ensures its viewers get uninterrupted world class viewing experience at economical price in the market.
Speaking on the occasion Ashok Mansukhani, MD and CEO of Hinduja Media Group said that India is faced with challenges in the digitization journey and every challenge is an opportunity that NXT Digital wants consumers and operators to benefit from.
He further added that this opens up door for the existing Cable Operators, who want to continue to own their networks and have state-of- the- art high technology for Digital TV viewing. Also considering the entrepreneurial abilities and strength of Punjab youth, this platform is aptly suited for the new generation of entrepreneurs of Punjab. With NXT digital’s superior technology, economic pricing and uninterrupted viewing, we will help the brand rise above competition and continue to lead in this age of digital TV.
With India at the cusp of a digital revolution, NXT Digital promises to deliver the best television viewing experience with world class technology, cost effective payment systems and a smart revenue pre-paid model that will create a new benchmark for success in the Digital TV Market. NXT digital will also help businesses to the next level with minimum investment and maximum returns.
NXT Digital ensures that every customer gets a unique television viewing experience and provides benefits that are unmatched in the industry. The key benefits of NXT Digital TV technology platform are:500 channels and services offered together with the operators which can be bundled and packaged as per the markets requirement, Localized content through Local channels  which will also provide the technology to encrypt them as per requirements of the government, Hassle free, convenient & multiple modes of payment
Flexibility, Ease Cash and Carry Model and 24*7 end to end support.
The Economic Survey Report for 2016 of the Government of India with respect to Media & Entertainment states that HITS technology has a major role to play in achieving hundred percent digitization in the country. HITS technology is best suited for the remaining Phase III & IV towns and cities as they are spread over a wide region. The integrated satellite based technology for digital cable ensures to complete cable digitalization in any part or difficult geographic terrains of this vast country
IMCL has taken a leadership position in the digital cable industry in converting the B2B business areas into a more transparent and competitive prepaid process. IMCL’s objectives of strengthening its back end processes covering largely the collection and customer service processes, innovative packaging to ensure customers pay for what they view and get better value for money in the existing areas of Phase I and Phase II fully enabled digital cities and expansion in Phase III of the digitization program of the Government have paid off well.

Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh Hands Over Appointment Letters to 732 Canal Patwaries

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 14th July:- Power and Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh today said that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has been committed to safeguard the water interests of the state and it has been proved in the chapters of history that he never let down the interests of the state may it be struggle at village Kandu Khera or passing act in the assembly to safeguard the waters of the state.
Addressing the function organized here to handover appointment letters to newly appointed 732 Canal Patwaries, Rana Gurjeet Singh said that as per program Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had to welcome these newly appointed youngsters in the government but he was busy in a meeting regarding SYL issue. He said that for the state like Punjab nothing is important and above than its waters.
Congratulating newly appointed Canal Patwaries and their family members on this occasion, Rana Gurjeet Singh asked them to do well for their state and family.  Rana Gurjeet  said that all of you are young and talented. Department will assign you duties as per your caliber and not just the duties assigned for the post of Canal Patwaries.
Suggesting the change in nomenclature of the post of Canal Patwari to some more technical one, Irrigation Minister said that most of the newly appointed Canal Patwaries were efficient enough to perform various challenging jobs for the department. He added that we are facing challenges like depleting water level and water pollution. We all are bound to contribute our best to solve these problems. He hope that newly appointed Canal Patwaries will do their best during their service period in this direction too.
Irrigation Minister said that out of 732 newly recruited Canal Patwaries 236 will be posted at Sirhind Canal Circle Ludhiana, 116 at Ferozepur canal circle Ferozepur, 214 at IB Circle Patiala, 41 at Bhakhra Main Line Circle Patiala, 83 at Upper Bari Doab Canal Circle Amritsar and 42 at Bist Doab Jalandhar.
Earlier, Balbir singh Sidhu, MLA, Jagmohan Singh Kang, former Minister, V.K. Singh, Principal Secretary Irrigation Department, A.S. Miglani, Secretary Irrigation also addressed the gathering and stressed on the need of water conservation.
Prominent amongst others Sushil Rinku, MLA, Parampreet kaur Sidhu, Additional Secretary Irrigation, Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, Deputy Commissioner Mohali, Pushpinder Garg, Chief Engineer Irrigation and a number of senior officers of irrigation department were also present on the occasion.