Friday, 20 July 2018

Mercedes-Benz Launches the First-of-Its-Kind ‘Service on Wheels’: Initiative in the Luxury Car Segment

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Chandigarh 20th July:- India’s largest luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz today announced the launch of yet another innovative customer service offering for its customers called ‘Service on Wheels’. This novel initiative comprises a service truck equipped with all tools along with professional service personnel to attend tocustomer cars, especially in Tier 2and tier 3cities where Mercedes-Benz doesn’t have a direct presence. On being notified, a mobile service truck will visit the customer’s area and carry out the inspection, repairs and service of the car, adding great value and convenience to the customers.This initiative is part of Mercedes-Benz’s hugely popular service differentiation strategy under the ‘My Mercedes, My Service’ umbrella, launched in July 2016.
‘Service on Wheels’ is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the Indian luxury car industry, which is highly customer-centric and tailor-made for the Indian market. This concept is a result of the Business Innovation project which is conceptualized by the employees of Mercedes-Benz India. It was launched by Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO and Santosh Iyer, Vice President-Customer Service, Retail Training and Corporate Affairs, Mercedes-Benz India in the key market of Amritsar today.The Phase I of‘Service on Wheels’ will travel to 15 different Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets undertaking service related requirements of customers in the remaining months of the 2018.
On the introduction of this customer service initiative, Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said that with our ‘Go to Customer’ strategy we keep exploring novel ways to make the ownership experience of a Mercedes-Benz delightful. This time round, we are virtually going to the customer’s doorstep with our new initiative, ‘Service on Wheels.’ With this new offering, we can assure our customers, especially in cities beyond the large metros,complete peace of mind when it comes to the ownership experience of their cherished Mercedes-Benz. With the support of our dealer partners across the country, we are confident of implementing this innovative programme across markets.
Roland  Folger further added that being a highly customer-centric brand, our service doesn’t end at the sale of our product;in fact the long delightful relationship just begins from there. ‘Service on Wheels’ is yet another step towards the direction of creating service differentiation in the luxury car market, which is key to market success. As the leaders in the luxury car segment, we lead from the front when it comes to delivering customer service excellence and ‘Service on Wheels’is a firm reiteration of our commitment to our valued patrons.
Rolling out the ‘Service on Wheels’ initiative, Santosh Iyer, Vice President - Customer Service, Retail Training and Corporate Affairs, Mercedes-Benz India stated that as the innovators of unique customer service initiatives, it is our constant endeavour to create new benchmarks of customer delight in the luxury car segment.With the introduction of ‘Service on Wheels’, for the first time for a luxury car brand, we are breaking the barrier of fixed location set-up for servicing a luxury car.Novel and transparent initiatives like these are key differentiators in earning customer trust and help us consolidate our leadership position in the dynamic Indian luxury car market. We are overwhelmed with customer feedback for the various service initiatives under ‘My Mercedes, My Service’, and with this industry-first offering, we are confident that Mercedes-Benz will continue to remain the preferred luxury car brand for our existing and also prospective customers.Featuring the largest service truck deployed, ‘Service on Wheels’ will provide customers an experience which is similar to any Mercedes-Benz workshop, and will travel across the country benefitting customers with quick service at their doorsteps.
With a history of serving customers in India since the last 24 years, Mercedes-Benz is known to provide the best-in-class service to its patrons. ‘Service on Wheels’ is an easily accessible mobile service centre for customers where a Mercedes-Benz dealership is not available conveniently. The technical team in the service truck inspects the car using a mobile lifting platform.Instances of the vehicle check comprises lights, windscreen, wipers, brake discs/pads, leaks, battery, etc.

Honda Cars India Launches New Honda Jazz 2018

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Chandigarh 20th July:- Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India, today launched the New Honda Jazz 2018 with enhanced style, enriched interiors and added safety features.
The new Jazz will now be available in 2 grades in Petrol–V and VX and 3 grades in Diesel –S, V and VX with Manual Transmission. Responding to the market trend of higher acceptance and demand for Automatics, new Honda Jazz will now be available with advanced CVT technology in both V and VX grades in Petrol. The colour line-up of the new Jazz also gets refreshed and the new model features Premium Beige interiors with a choice of 5 exterior colours–Radiant Red Metallic (new), Lunar Silver Metallic (New), Modern Steel Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic and White Orchid Pearl.  
Speaking on the introduction of the Jazz 2018, Rajesh Goel, Sr. Vice President and Director, Sales & Marketing, Honda Cars India Ltd. said that we are extremely delighted to introduce the New Honda Jazz 2018 with enhanced features. The new Jazz offers amazing value and will surely create fresh excitement in premium hatchback segment. He added that  in line with changing customer preferences in favour of automatics, the Jazz 2018 is now being offered with advanced CVT technology across the petrol range to cater to larger number of customers opting for automatic transmission cars for an absolutely comfortable and engaging drive.

FICCI Concludes Round Table on Legal Metrology Rules for e-commerce Industry

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Chandigarh 20th July:- The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry organized a round table to discuss the challenges faced in the implementation and enforcement of the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Amendment Rules, 2017 (LM Rules), in respect of the e-commerce sector, in Lucknow recently.
Industry participants affirmed that regulation of e-commerce companies under the LM rules was a move in the right direction for protection of consumer interest.
Participants concluded that e-commerce marketplace has to be recognized as an Intermediary under the Information Technology Act, 2000 and be exempt from any liability arising out of third party information, data or link available on the website as long as it complies with the IT Rules and Guidelines and  e- commerce marketplace can be made liable under the LM Rules only in the following circumstances
Speaking on the occasion, B.N. Dixit, Director (Legal Metrology) Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (MoCA) said that he welcomes industry’s efforts in organizing and participating in these sessions which will help in effective implementation of the law and removing ambiguities in the interest of consumers.

DCB Bank Announces First Quarter FY-2019 Results

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Chandigarh 20th July:- The Board of Directors of DCB Bank Ltd. (BSE: 532772; NSE: DCB) at its meeting in Mumbai on July 14, 2018, took on record the limited reviewed financial results of the first quarter (Q1 FY 2019).
The Bank’s Profit After Tax was at INR 70 Cr. in Q1 FY 2019 as against INR 65 Cr. in Q1 FY 2018. Profit Before Tax was at INR 108 Cr. in Q1FY 2019 a stable growth as against INR 101 Cr. in Q1 FY 2018.Operating Profit of INR 141 Cr. over INR 136 Cr. for the same period as compared to last year. The Bank earned Net Interest Income of INR 273 Cr. as against INR 233 Cr. for the same period as compared to last year. Non-Interest Income of INR 83 Cr. against INR 86 Cr. for the same period as compared to last year. Q1 FY 2019 included onetime Treasury gain of Rs. 10 Cr. as against Rs. 21 Cr. in Q1 FY 2018. Net Advances grew to INR 21,243 Cr. as on June 30, 2018 from INR 16,266 Cr. as on June 30, 2017 a growth rate of 31%. As on June 30, 2018, the Bank grew Deposits by 31% to INR 25,032 Cr. Retail CASA & Retail Term Deposits continued to provide a stable resource base to the Bank. Retail Deposits (including Agri and Inclusive Banking) were 75% of Total Deposits. CASA ratio stood at 24.63% as on June 30, 2018 as against 26.85% as on June 30, 2017, with Savings Accounts year on year growth rate of 32%. Net Interest Margin for Q1 FY 2019 stands at 3.90% as against 4.23% for Q1 FY 2018 and 4.09% for Q4 FY2018. Gross NPA ratio stood at 1.86% as on June 30, 2018 as compared to 1.74% as on June 30, 2017. Net NPA ratio remained at 0.72% as on June 30, 2018 as compared to 0.92% as on June 30, 2017. Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) was at 15.55% as on June 30, 2018 with Tier I at 12.02% and Tier II at 3.53% as per Basel III norms.
As of June 30, 2018 the Net Restructured Standard Advances was approximately INR 31 Cr comprising of 6 accounts.
The Bank’s branch network increased to 323 branches as on June 30, 2018.
Speaking about the performance  Murali M. Natrajan, Managing Director & CEO said that we have been able to achieve the envisaged growth from the branch expansion programme. Margins are under pressure especially in Mortgage and Corporate Loan book. We continue to be watchful of NPAs.

PGI Organizes Seminar on ""Raising Public Awareness Among Various Stakeholder Regarding Importance of Prevention and Management of Birth Defects and Release of a Booklet"

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Chandigarh 20th July:- The seminar was organized with the objective of spreading awareness regarding prevention and management of birth defects. Dr.Neelam Aggarwal, Professor, Department of OBG, PGIMER was Organising Secretary of this Seminar. Dr. Amarjeet Singh, Professor, Department of Community Medicine, PGIMER and Dr. Alka, Research Scholar, Centre for Public Health Panjab University were Convener and Co-convener of the seminar respectively. This seminar was linked with and based on Dr Alka’s PhD thesis work. A booklet has been developed by her in English and Hindi as an information material for General Public  to facilitate prevention and management of birth defects. This booklet would help those who are planning pregnancy and have a family history of birth defects or a previous history of multiple abortion or still birth. Booklet was released by Ex-HOD, Dr. Lakhbir Dhaliwal, OBG Department, PGI, Chandigarh.
Experts from PGIMER, Panjab University etc. shared their experiences. Dr.Shobhna from VMMC, Safdarjung, Dr.Inusha Panigrahi from Advanced Pediatrics centre, PGI shared their experiences regarding problems faced by parents having children with birth defects. Mrs. Bhwana Tyal, Director, Sadhna Society vocational training institute for mentally handicapped shared her experiences with Special Children. This was followed by performances by special children from Sadhna Society. Approximately 100 participants from OBG department, School of Public Health, and NINE, PGIMER, Centre for Public Health, Panjab University, Chitkara Nursing College, Rayat Bahara Nursing College, Sadhna Society NGO, Chandigarh etc. attended the seminar. Lectures were followed by interactive discussion with the audience. 
A special feature of the seminar was a presentation by Dr Meghna Sharma and Siddharth Angrish, from They highlighted how an app based e-referral can facilitate diagnosis, early detection and management of congenital disorders and genetic diseases.
Dr Risha presented an interesting quiz on this subject to the audience, for which prizes were given.

Hometel Chandigarh is Set to Bring to You “Oriental Food Festival” from July 20 to July 29, 2018

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Chandigarh 20th July:- Hometel  Chandigarh every time has come forward to introduce new food promotions to the food enthusiasts of City Beautiful Chandigarh. After successful completion of many food festivals and promotions such as Kashmiri, Sizzler Food Festival, Kebab & Biryani, Street Food Festival, Awadhi Food Festival etc., Hometel now organizes “Oriental Food Festival” from July 20, 2018 to July 29, 2017 at FLAVOURS-All Day Dining Restaurant in the evenings between 1900 hrs – 2300 hrs.
while interacting with the media Executive Chef Bidesh Biswas said that we want to bring a rich gastronomical experience to food lovers with every food festival we organise. It is exciting to bring varied food delicacies at Asian food fest. We hope that the innovative culinary specialties will excite and satisfy our patrons.
He said that Oriental food comprises of food from the Southeast Asian countries and largely uses the Asian style of cooking. This may include food from China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, etc. While the meat quotient in oriental cuisine is slightly less, vegetables are a dominating factor. Most dishes under oriental cuisine contain rice and noodles made in different kinds of sauces. Moreover, oriental food is prepared with a mix of a lot of spices and dried ingredients to give it a distinct flavour. The food under this cuisine is cooked through steaming, stir frying and deep frying methods.
Chef Bidesh Biswas further shared that Curry is another dish that is prominently found in oriental food. Apart from these, oriental food includes more of ginger, garlic, chillies, dry onions, sesame seeds, tofu and soy. Thus, oriental food menu will include your favourite Thai, Japanese and Chinese cuisine dishes. Noodles, dim sums, Chicken Teriyaki are few well-known oriental cuisine dishes.
Some of the popular dishes are Dim Sums, five spiced Chicken, Chicken Satay, Nasi Goreng, assortment of Mushrooms in oriental sauce. Not to forget is the all time Indian favorites, Chilli Chicken, Chilli Paneer, Vegetable Hakka Noodles, Spring Rolls, Crispy Fried Vegetables, Darsaan.
So get together with your food buddies at the Hometel and indulge yourself in the delectable delights on offer.

Samsung Launches Family Hub The Next Generation Refrigerator: To Enable Connected Home-Manage Food

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Chandigarh 20th July:- Samsung has always believed in developing products that ease the lives of consumers through path breaking innovations. The country’s biggest and most trusted consumer electronics brand today unveiled the next generation of refrigerators – IoT enabled Family Hub. The introduction of the Family Hub will revolutionize the Indian refrigerator industry and set a new standard for connected living.
The Indian market is rapidly adapting to digitization as a result of large internet user base that is estimated to grow manifold. As a result, the lifestyle of the modern Indian family is undergoing the following transformations like evolving Shopping Behavior–bulk shopping once/twice a week at organized retail outlets and through shopping apps and Food Habits – greater awareness of global cuisines/ingredients and healthy living and also Connected Living–households purchasing smart appliances that communicate with each other.
A winner of the 2018 CES Best of Innovation Award, Family Hub ensures a superlative entertainment experience with its 21-inch touchscreen and Bixby voice control and allows consumers to do what seemed unimaginable in past, allowing consumers to do a lot more than what a regular refrigerator does.
Saurav Katyal, Director, Consumer Electronics Business, Samsung India, said that Family Hub offers a wide range of smart features that allow consumers to do what they could not do before. These include syncing up food storage, keeping family members better connected and organized, and providing enhanced entertainment. Family Hub is also more intuitive and intelligent with the addition of Bixby voice control and its integration with Samsung’s SmartThings IoT ecosystem.

Honda Launches 2018 Edition NAVi

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Chandigarh 20th July:- Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd (HMSI) today launched the new 2018 edition of NAVi with new stylish fuel gauge and metal muffler protector which provide for extra convenience. Complementing existing utility package, all new body coloured elements- grab rail, headlight cover, rear view mirrors and sporty red colour cushion spring add to its FUNtastic looks. The 2018 NAVi will also be available in two new vibrant colours - Ranger Green and Ladakh Brown.
Since its launch in Auto Expo 2016, the revolutionary fun offering drew high attention among the youth and witnessed encouraging response from not just domestic but international markets like Latin America as well. The ‘most talked about’ two-wheeler launch of 2016 is now ready to make a strong mark in 2018.
Apart from the unique look, NAVi is a design statement in its standard form and is FUN TO SEE, absolute pure FUN TO RIDE and FUN TO CREATE with customization options.
Speaking on the occasion Yadvinder Singh Guleria-Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said that in the diverse Indian two-wheeler market, NAVi stands out firmly with its unique fun proposition. The trendy NAVi is a style statement for the youth and the new 2018 upgrades take it notch higher. Along with the convenience value addition like stylish fuel gauge and muffler protector, new vibrant colors offer an extra zing for those who have an appetite for uniqueness. We will continue to surprise our customers and add more fun for the riders.

अब खट्टर बताएं कितने लोगों की उंगली काटी जाएगी: नवीन जयहिंद

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Rohtak 20th July:- पंचकूला के मोरनी में हुए सामूहिक दुषकर्म की घटना की कड़े शब्दों में निंदा करते हुए आम आदमी पार्टी के प्रदेशाध्यक्ष नवीन जयहिंद ने प्रदेश सरकार को कटघरे में खड़ा करते हुए कहा है कि मोरनी की घटना ने हरियाणा सरकार की कार्यप्रणाली पर सवालिया निशान खड़ा कर दिया है। अब मुख्यमंत्री मनोहरलाल खट्टर बताएं कि वह कितने लोगों की उंगली काटेंगे। क्योंकि मोरनी की घटना में सीधे तौर पर पुलिस विभाग सवालों के घेरे में है।
खट्टर सरकार पर हरियाणा को रेप की राजधानी बनाने का आरोप लगाते हुए नवीन जयहिंद ने कहा कि यह सरकारी संरक्षण में हुई घटना है। मोरनी में चलने वाले गैस्ट हाउस सभी नियमों की धज्जियां उड़ाकर पुलिस की मिलीभुगत के साथ चल रहे हैं और सरकार चुप है। मोरनी में हुई घटना ने साफ कर दिया है कि हरियाणा की मनोहर सरकार महिलाओं की सुरक्षा करने में पूरी तरह से फेल हुई है। मात्र दो पुलिसकर्मी सस्पेंड करने से खट्टर सरकार अपना पल्ला नही झाड सकती| गृह विभाग का मुखिया होने के नाते मुख्यमंत्री मनोहर लाल को बिना किसी देरी के इस्तीफा देना चाहिए |