Monday, 17 July 2017

Sen Mahajan Forays into Bollywood with "Eik Haseena thee, Eik Diwana thaa"

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 17th July:- Many Punjabi youth across the world has recognized with their talent. Amongst them Punjab born, Canadian resident Sen Mahajan has proved his mettle. Mahajan is making his mark Sunil Darshan's directed hindi film ' Eik Haseena thee, Eik Diwana thaa'.
While briefing a press conference, Sen Mahajan revealed that he is living in Canada and England from last 13 years and served British Army for eight years before he seek early retirement. After retirement, he opened a restaurant and also starts catering Bollywood.
He said that Director Sunil Darshan spot him and by the dint of talent offer him a role. But due to professional commitment, he wants to expand his venture and hardly gave any thought to this offer. He added that but all of sudden after forty days, he again called him and asked him ready for the shooting. He went to set and surprised to see the everything was in place before he gets into action.
Sen Mahajan said since he spent lot of time in British Army, he was engaged in training and right implementation never been a problem to him. During the shoot, he realized that he again joined army to perform disciplinary.
During the interaction, he said that Director Sunil Darshan has also launched his son Shiv Darshan. Other who acted in the film includes Natash Fernandes, Upen Patel and Rumi Khan. Mahajan acted as villain in the film which was well appreciated. He said, he has two other projects lined up in coming time.

Three Day Conference on Oncology – Best of ‘ASCO’ Concludes

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 17th July:- A Three Day Mega scientific meet on Oncology–‘Best of ASCO’ (American Society of Clinical Oncology) organised by ASCO in collaboration with Max Hospital, Mohali, has concluded. 
Dr Gautam Goyal, Organising Secretary & Medical Oncologist, Max Hospital said that the objective of ‘Best of ASCO’ 2017 was to share most recent research data & papers which have had an impact on patient care, and were presented in the Global ASCO Conference held in June at Chicago, USA. Over 3 days, as many as 500 Cancer Specialists, Surgeons & Radiation Oncologists from abroad & pan India discussed path-breaking papers in Cancer.
Dr. Sachin Gupta, Co-Organising Secretary & Medical Oncologist, Max Hospital said that with the theme of ‘Demystifying Advances in Oncology’, the Conference gave a great opportunity to the fraternity to know about latest paradigms in cancer treatment. "What came up at the conference was that immuno-oncology therapies do hold hope in cancer treatment. Precision or molecular oncology too heralds lot of promise.
The Conference discussed threadbare these newer treatment protocols of Immuno & Molecular oncology.  
Dr. Bar Jair, Dy Director, Institute of Oncology, Sheeba Medical Centre, Israel; Dr. Jacob Sands, Assistant Professor, Lahey Medical centre, Boston, Dr. Amit Oza & Dr. Sanjeev Agarwala were the Oncologists from abroad who gave talks. A few well-known names from India who gave presentations were Dr.Purvish Parikh,Director Precision Medicine, Asian Institute of Oncology, Mumbai;  Prof. Kumar Prabhash, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai & Dr. D C Dovol, Rajeev Gandhi Cancer Institute, Delhi among others. Dr Harit Chaturvedi, Chairman (Cancer Care), Max Healthcare also attended the meet.
Dedicated lectures by top Oncologists engaged the Gynaecologists’ fraternity on aspects like facts of cancer, the diagnosis, approach to treatment & newer modalities of treatment. There was an exclusive lecture on HIPEC a new form of treatment of ovarian cancer. Organ Preservation surgery in cancer was also an interesting point of discussion.

Almonds are Snack of Choice When Urban Affluent Parents in India Look for Nutritious

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 17th July:- Snacking conjures up images of something crunchy, nutritious and healthy, according to majority of urban affluent parents, when they want to toss out the junk food and make snack time happy and healthy for their kids. According to a recent survey by Ipsos, a market research company, about 83% of respondents feel that their kids remain more energetic throughout the day after consuming almonds.
The quantitative study by Ipsos aimed to understand snacking habits among kids aged 6-14 years from the parents’ perspective in Tier I cities vs Tier II cities, whether it’s driven by taste or nutrition or both. The results indicate a growing preference for healthy snacking. However, taste is still a major criterion.
A total of 3038 affluent urban parents between 23-55 years were interviewed across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Nagpur, Bhopal and Coimbatore.
Urban affluent parents, strive to make their children’s snacks yummy, hot and crispy, while also wanting them to be healthy, crunchy, and nutritious, indicating a positive shift in mindset towards healthy snacking.
Ritika Samaddar, popular Delhi based nutritionist, said that this study indicates a promising trend towards healthy snacking with increasing number of affluent parents in urban centers seeing long-term value in maintaining a healthy family lifestyle that includes healthy snacking for their kids. By motivating children to take part in active sports and including healthier snacking options like a handful of almonds every day, parents can play an effective role in their children’s healthy future.
The Ipsos study also found that mothers rank ‘almonds specifically’ (94% of the total respondents) as the healthiest form of snacking. Parents believe that almonds help to boost brain development and are very essential for healthy and stronger bones in addition to providing daily dose of energy.
The findings from the survey also reveal that kids tend to snack more when they are hungry, followed by when they are happy or excited. Seventy percent of respondents prefer to snack mostly in the evenings-; though mid-morning and afternoon snacking is rampant as well. Further, a whopping 94% of the urban affluent parents from Mumbai polled say that they choose healthier options of snacking for their children all the time, followed by Delhi (92%), Nagpur (92%) and Coimbatore (87%).
Sheela Krishnaswamy, a well-known Bangalore based Diet, Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, said that snacking is an effective way to fit much needed nutrients into your child’s diet and if the right kind of food is offered at the right time, snacks can play an important role in managing kids’ hunger and boosting nutrition.  Hence, it is important to incorporate healthy snacking habits by munching on healthier options like fruits or sprouts or a handful of almonds that promote feeling of fullness while also keeping your child energized through the day.  Almonds are a natural source of many essential nutrients, including protein and healthy fats, making them a nutrient-rich snack for your kids.  Furthermore, the survey shows an interesting preference between Tier I and Tier II cities for branded vs homemade snacks. While 50% of the kids in Tier I cities prefer branded foods such as two-minute noodles and oats followed by unbranded foods such as pani-puri; on the contrary half of the surveyed kids in Tier II cities prefer homemade food.
Across cities fruits, biscuits, and almonds are the three most popular snacking options that parents prefer between meals and when hunger strikes their children. Not surprisingly, 91% of mothers in Tier I cities and 97% in Tier II cities rank almonds to be their first choice for their kids when it comes to healthier snacking options.
Madhuri Ruia, Mumbai based nutritionist, said that healthy eating is quite essential for a child's growth and development. Ensuring that your little one is receiving all of the essential vitamins, minerals, protein and calories that he/she needs to grow strong and healthy isn't always easy. Yet, it's important to teach these healthy eating habits early on, considering childhood obesity and diabetes are on rise on account of unhealthy snacking and sedentary lifestyle. In this context, the survey findings indicating higher preference for healthy snacks for kids such as fruits and nuts like almonds across cities and regions are encouraging.

अशोक तंवर, किरण चौधरी तथा पर्यवेक्षक चरण दास महंत को विधान सभा परिसर में प्रवेश करने से रोका: हरियाणा कांग्रेस ने खट्टर सरकार की घोर निन्दा की

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 17th July:- भारत के राष्ट्रपति पद के लिए आज हुए चुनावों में हरियाणा प्रदेश कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष डॉ. अशोक तंवर तथा अखिल भारतीय कांग्रेस कमेटी की ओर से नियुक्त पर्यवेक्षक चरण दास महंत, पूर्व केन्द्रीय मंत्री को हरियाणा विधान सभा परिसर में प्रवेश करने से रोकने पर डॉ. अशोक तंवर ने खट्टर सरकार की घोर निन्दा की है। उन्होंने कहा कि खट्टर सरकार का यह रवैये राजनीतिक द्वेष को दर्शाता है और कहीं कहीं धांधली की शंका पैदा करता है। 
हरियाणा प्रदेश कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष डॉ. अशोक तंवर, कांग्रेस विधायक दल की नेता किरण चौधरी तथा अखिल भारतीय कांग्रेस कमेटी की ओर से नियुक्त पर्यवेक्षक चरण दास महंत ने भारत के मुख्य निर्वाचन आयोग को एक पत्र लिख कर खट्टर सरकार के इस षडय़ंत्रकारी फैसले के बारे में अवगत करवाया, जिसकी प्रतिलिपि हरियाणा के मुख्य चुनाव अधिकारी को भी प्रषित की गई है।
भारत के मुख्य चुनाव आयोग को लिखे शिकायत पत्र में कहा गया है कि ऐसा पहली बार हुआ है जब प्रदेश कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष तथा एआईसीसी पर्यवेक्षक को विधानसभा परिसर में प्रवेश नहीं करने दिया गया, जोकि दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण और निंदनीय है, जबकि विधान परिसर में कुछ अनधिकृत लोग विधायकों को क्रॉस वोटिंग करने के लिए डरा रहे हैं।
पत्र में कहा गया है कि पिछले वर्ष हुए राज्य सभा चुनाव में भाजपा सरकार ने चुनाव अधिकारियों की मिलीभगत से पेन बदलकर कांग्रेस समर्थित उम्मीदवार को हरवाया था कांग्रेस नेताओं ने कहा कि कोई भी चुनाव हो सत्ता का दुरुपयोग और षडय़ंत्र करना भाजपा की नीति बन गई है।
कांग्रेस नेताओं ने कहा कि आज अन्य सभी राज्यों में संबंधित चुनाव आयोगों ने पीसीसी अध्यक्षों और एआईसीसी पर्यवेक्षकों को विधान सभा के परिसर में उपस्थित होने की अनुमति प्रदान कर रखी है। उन्होंने कहा कि अगर हम इतिहास देखें तो उससे पता चलता है कि राज्य की भाजपा सरकार की भूमिका कांग्रेस पार्टी के प्रति तानाशाही और नकारात्मक रही है जोकि पूर्णतया निंदनीय है।
पत्र में भारत के चुनाव आयोग से अनुरोध किया गया है कि ऐसा षडय़ंत्र रचने वाले लोगों को दंडित किया जाना चाहिए और यह भी सुनिश्चित किया जाये कि भविष्य में विपक्षी दलों के प्रति राजनीति से प्रेरित द्वेषपूर्ण भावना से की जाने वाली किसी भी कार्यवाही से खट्टर सरकार परहेज करे।

PGI Celebrates Institute's Foundation Day

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 17th July:- Dr. Girish Sahni, Secretary, Department of Science & Industrial Research, Government of India and Director General, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi, while addressing the new resident doctors joining PGIMER, in the July session for MD/MS/DM/Mch courses.  Dr. Girish Sahni emphasized on the spirit of unity and team work for entrepreneurship, to do research to create a product beneficial for a common man. He said the goal has to be from observation to discovery, from discovery to invention, from invention to innovation and finally value creation. If all the doctors, scientists, researchers and the industry work together we will come out with solutions for various diseases as well as with affordable medical care. While appreciating the contribution of PGIMER to the country, he said that undaunted PGIMER with its high quality medical care had been serving the poorest of poor and millions of lives had been touched saved and transformed. PGIMER and CSIR along with many other institutes together could create value in medicine which can impact the lives of people of India.
Dr. Girish Sahni in his address gave various examples of innovations done over the years that had impacted the common man’s life. Solar Power Tree, Ksheer Scanner to detect milk adulteration, Anti Diabetes Herbal Formulation- BGR 34 and Divya Nayan a personal reading machine for visually impaired. He also informed about the cutting edge research projects going on under CSIR. According to him translational research was the key word for today’s scientists and researchers which would bring drastic change in how our future generations would live.    
Earlier Prof Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER informed the audience about the latest developments in the Institute.  Regarding the infrastructure he said that the Institute has many state-of-the-art facilities for patient care which are comparable with any best medical Institutes in the world. Our transplant program has taken a giant leap in recent years. A few days ago, a team of over doctors and support staff comprising cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, Anaesthetists, Pulmonologists, Neurosurgeons, Transplant Coordinators, Technical and Nursing staff conducted the country’s 1st lung transplant in the public sector in a complex operation spanning over 12 hours. It is an indicator of PGI's accessibility to the lowest strata of society that this maiden lung transplant was performed in a lady belonging to a very underprivileged family. Eye, Renal, Bone Marrow and liver transplants are well established in PGI. Many families have generously donated various organs of their deceased loved ones. Till date PGI conducted 4 Heart transplants and 11 Pancreas kidney combined Transplants, largest in the country.
The Institute has several hi-tech equipments for enhancing patient care. These include the state-of-the-art da Vinci Si HD system for Robot assisted minimally invasive treatment for kidney, urinary bladder and prostate cancers. The robotic surgery facility is now extended to ENT and gynecological surgeries as well. A high-precision linear accelerator Trilogy has been recently introduced in the Institute, providing Image Guided Radio Therapy (IGRT) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) to patients with cancer. The Radiotherapy Department is recently designated as a center for Integrated Oncology and Palliative care for the period 2016-2018, by European Society for Medical Oncology.
While speaking about research in PGIMER Prof Jagat Ram said that the Institute has conducted cutting-edge research in both clinical and basic sciences.  Our focus of research looks for finding practical solutions applicable to our population.  Many of our research outputs have become national programs.
The Institute has upgraded its Central Sophisticated Instruments Cell, where diverse high-tech equipment are available under one roof, accessible to all Departments of the Institute. This has resulted in tremendous cost-saving by avoiding duplication, and provided state of the art services and facilities. The Institute has acquired a Liquid Nitrogen Facility- this is also a first of its kind initiative in a health-care institution.  This will help in development of bio-bank, culture collection facilities and research in many areas.

The PGI faculty has attracted around 29.30 crores as extra-mural grant last year and published about 1100 research papers.  We now have international collaborations with Universities of Virginia, John Hopkins, Harvard, Utah, Karolinska University (Sweden), University of Oxford and School of Tropical Medicine (London), George Institute and many national collaborations like Chandigarh Regional Innovation and Knowledge Cluster Council which includes Panjab University, Institute of Microbial Technology, IIT Ropar, IISER Mohali, Institute of Nano-science and technology, and with other collaborating Institutes like IMTECH, IIT Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorke, Mandi, Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore and National Academy of Medical Sciences. 
To show-case our research, we celebrate PGI Research Day every year for our young faculty and students.
We have around 500 faculty members, nearly 1400 resident doctors, 2663 nurses and 464 nursing students, 420 PhD and paramedical students. With their sincerity and hard work they all contribute in making PGI one of the best in the country”. 
The following PGI employees were honoured on this occasion by the Chief Guest Dr. Girish Sahni in the presence of Prof Jagat Ram for outstanding work in their field with devotion and dedication:

·         Mrs. Jagjit Malhotra, Dy. Nursing Supdt. ; Advanced Eye Centre
·         Ms. Prem Lata Arora, Senior Nursing Officer ; Robotic OT
·         Sh. Som Nath Rana, Administrative Officer ; Establishment Branch-I
·         Sh. Sanjeev Gupta, Technical Assistant ; Medical Microbiology
·         Sh. Kamaljeet Singh, Technical Assistant ; Radiodiagnosis
·         Sh. Inderjit Singh, Junior Engineer (Electrical) ; Engg. Deptt.
·         Sh. Rajender Kumar Sharma, Store Keeper ; Central Store
·         Mrs. Suman, Personal Assistant ; Biochemistry
·         Sh. Manish Kumar, Lower Division Clerk ; Establishment Branch-II
·         Sh. Raj Kumar, Driver Ordinary Grade ; Transport Deptt.
·         Sh. Karnail Singh, Hospital Attendant Gr-II ; General Branch
·         Sh. Aalok Tewari, Hospital Attendant Gr-II ; General Branch
·         Mrs. Rajni, Hospital Attendant Gr-II ; NINE
·         Sh. Roop Lal, Hospital Attendant Gr-II ; Establishment Branch-I
Prof. Subhash Varma, Dean PGIMER delivered the vote of thanks. Dignitaries from various Institutes of Chandigarh, former PGI directors and professors, heads of departments, faculty and other staff were present on the occasion.

Novex License Must for Successful Musical Event

                                                 Photo By Parveen Kumar
By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 17th July:- Novex Communications, who has been protecting the copyright industry since 2002 is the leading music licensing right holder in the country today. Novex Communications holds the rights for Yash Raj, Zee music, Shemaroo entertainment and Eros entertainment contributing to atleast 80 percent of music today. These companies consist of maximum percentage of the hit music, including party songs, hit albums, best bollywood music, Punjabi hits, ghazals etc.
While talking to the media Spokesperson Balwinder Singh said that Novex holds the complete package for top songs at parties, radios, pubs, discos etc for several few years which include hit music from movies like Shandar, Raees, Sultan, Baar Baar Dekho, Sairat, Bang Bang, Rustom, Udta Punjab, Befikre and many more.
Balwinder Singh informed further that Novex has been an ever expanding company in the music copyright industry, as they have been authorized by integrated media content firm Shemaroo Entertainment Limited and Eros entertainment as its official agent to exploit public performance licensing (PPL) rights in the sound recordings of songs since this year. He added further that Novex now holds the best hit music in the country dealing with old to the latest songs. The copyright law clearly states that any commercial establishment using Novex music from hotels to event organizers will have to obtain license from Novex and pay a fee to play audio music for their patrons, such as airports, amusement parks, art galleries, banks, beauty parlors, bowling alleys, buses, cinemas, clubs, dance centers, discotheques, DJs, exercise classes, exhibitions, factories, hospitals, magic shows, museums, nursing homes, offices, railways stations, railway trains, reception areas, shops, spectator sports, swimming pools and theatres.
Any musical composition, sound recording or any part thereof, in any format, for the purpose of profit or entertainment in a place will need a ‘Novex Music Licence’ from the copyright owner or authorized agent of copyright owner.
Novex Communication was established & Promoted by Ketan Kanakia, Managing Director of Novex since 2002.