Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Hostel Freshers Party Held at Dev Samaj College for Women

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Chandigarh 26th September:- Dev Samaj College for Women, Sec-45/B here held a an event which was a platform for freshers who have just joined the college Hostel, to showcase their talent. The event was brought alive by wonderful performances of Bhangra and Fusion Dance. The hostel freshers presented a very well choreographed semi-classical dance. The audience were thoroughly entertained by the hilarious comic acts done by the freshers who have just joined the Hostel. The event witnessed various competitions as well.
The event was graced by the presence of the Chief Guest, Dr. Agnese Dhillon, Principal, Dev Samaj College of Education , Sec 36, who reiterated Dev Samaj’s support towards women education. She welcomed the Freshers and congratulated them on  residing in  one of the best hostels in the city. The Principal  of DSCW 45 Dr. Jaspal Kaur too welcomed the hostelers and assured them of a comfortable stay and a feel of home away from home.
The winners of various competitions were Hostel Miss Fresher's - Harmanjot, Hostel Miss Fresher's 1st Runner up  Meena, Hostel Miss Fresher's  2nd Runner up - Tanya, Hostel Miss  Dazzling  - Megha and Hostel Miss Elegant  - Nancy.

“Alexa, ask IndusAssist to Do Fund Transfer”: IndusInd Bank Launches Voice-Based Banking Services Through Amazon Alexa

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Chandigarh 26th September:- IndusInd Bank has always aimed at creating path breaking solutions by leveraging emerging technologies. In keeping up with this legacy, the Bank  has launched its Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Alexa Skill-‘IndusAssist’- that enables its customers to conduct financial and non-financial banking transactions on Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices using voice based commands. Alexa is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon, and is capable of voice interactions for music playback, booking cabs, ordering food, providing information and much more.
IndusInd Bank customers will need to undergo a one-time registration process for linking their bank details using the Alexa app on their smartphone. Post registration, all authentication and transaction requests will remain voice-based, thus offering a more intuitive banking experience to customers. They  will now be able to recharge their mobile phones, pay credit card bills and so on by voicing out simple commandments like “Alexa, ask IndusAssist to recharge my mobile number”, “Alexa, ask IndusAssist to pay my credit card bill”.
Using voice based approach, IndusInd Bank aims to empower its customers for initiating voice-based banking transactions such as fund transfer, bill payments, recharges, account information with ease and efficiency. All the transactions done through this medium are completely safe and secure, following the 2-factor authentication guidelines prescribed by the regulator.
Speaking about this tie-up, Ritesh Raj Saxena, EVP & Head–Savings, Digital & Payments Business, IndusInd Bank said that like Amazon, we pride ourselves in driving client experience around consumer technologies. The integration of our chatbot “IndusAssist” with Alexa is our attempt at taking banking beyond the banking channels to the Internet of Things. While most of the banks have used text based chatbots for enabling daily transactions, we have continued our legacy of being an innovative bank by providing these services over voice as a medium of choice. With Alexa’s easy to use voice service backed by Amazon’s rigorous security framework, we are confident of offering our common clients the best banking experience, on the move.

Acute Cases of Stroke Successfully Treated at Fortis

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Mohali 26th September:- A stroke is a medical emergency that needs immediate medical attention because the brain does not receive enough oxygen or nutrients, causing brain cells to die. How a person is affected by their stroke depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged. This was informed by Dr Sandeep Sharma, Senior Consultant and Head, Neuro-interventional Radiology and Dr Amit Shankar Singh, Consultant, Neurology, from Fortis Hospital, Mohali. Two recent stroke cases reported at the hospital were successfully treated.
Dr Sandeep Sharma said that a stroke also called as a ‘brain attack’, occurs when the blood flow to an area in the brain is blocked.  There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and haemorrhagic, due to bleeding. He further informed that in the haemorrhagic stroke, there is a brain aneurysm burst or a weakened blood vessel leak (haemorrhagic), which is one of the two types of stroke.  While it is the least common of the two types of stroke; it most often results in death. Whereas, an ischemic stroke is one in which the blood vessel carrying blood to the brain is blocked by a blood clot (ischemic).
Giving details about cases, Dr Sandeep Sharma said, Ram Nath, 50 years old had large brain haemorrhage and a very big aneurysm (which is a balloon like swelling in the brain artery). He was counselled by multiple doctors regarding the grave nature of the disease. He was referred to Fortis Mohali’s Neurosciences department for endovascular treatment. He was treated on the same day using coils and advanced devices and was discharged within two days.
46-year-old Jasnik Singh was brought to Fortis with thrombus in large artery of brain with severe paralysis. He was given drug dissolving solution within two hours by which he improved but again deteriorated within minutes. With no delay he was advised mechanical clot removal from brain artery by the neurosciences team. Dr Sandeep Sharma performed the clot retrieval. Dr Sandeep Sharma said that patient recovered from very bad paralysis the very next day which was a surprise for both medical community and patient relatives because his brain had developed patches. He was discharged from the hospital within two days and continued under preventive care.
Citing another case, Dr Sandeep Sharma said that a 57 year-old patient was brought to emergency with severe paralysis. The family went to many private and government hospitals before coming to Fortis Mohali. They came to the hospital after 10 hours had lapsed. Mechanical Thrombectomy was done. His totally paralyzed body started improving the very next day and he was discharged within 5 days. Now he does not have significant paralysis and is under preventive care and regular OPD care.
Abhijit Singh, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital, Mohali said that the best way to prevent a stroke is through lifestyle changes, including eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, not smoking tobacco, avoiding alcohol, keeping blood pressure under control, managing diabetes and treating conditions like obstructive sleep apnea.
A recent study said that around 82% stroke patients reached a hospital providing tertiary care after six hours of the onset of a stroke. Around 12% patients reached the hospital between three-and-a-half and six hours, and only 5% patients reached within three-and-a-half hours.

Designer Duo Bharat Reshma Grover Bring Alive Sartorial Exuberance with Randeep Hooda

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Chandigarh 26th September:- Creative genius ups sartorial expressions as ace designer duo Bharat and Reshma Grover, Studio H2, are all set to dig deep into the archive of men's fashion. Duo unfolded saga of fashion with Sartorial Splendor, their nouveau fashion line. Diversified portfolio of men's fashion celebrated vivid occasions and customs. 
From timeless traditional to  uber cool contemporary, from Indo western to bespoke, melange of fashion was showcased and celebrated in all its diversity and glory. Sheen of spectacular Indian weddings and customs exuded the ambiance and illuminated the runway. 
Spectacle of ebullient fashion and designs based on riveting concept  explored luxury and unveiled hottest trends for upcoming season. Artistic and sartorial exuberance parlayed into vivid versions of fashion epitomizing class and elegance. 
Bollywood's gen next star Randeep Hooda looked dapper donning beautiful designs.with matching accessories, he looked every bit on point as he stole hearts and show as showstopper for the show. Stunning Models  sashaying down the ramp in beautiful ensembles with edgy cuts and sharp clean silhouettes.From Sherwanis to Bandgalas, Jodhpuris to futuristic Western suits, structured Blazers and statement accessories, collection explored and discovered fashion for men with H2's signature twist. 
Contemplating with textured fabrics unconventional and modern approach to the embroidery techniques accentuated traditional and bespoke designs of very talented designers Bharat Reshma Grover. Collection saw pallatte of pastel hues fusing with floral motifs referencing designers love for flowers and nature. Deep bright overtones punctuated and enhanced silhouettes, Muted and bright tones faded into touches of dark tones as ensemble encapsulated expressions swinging with embroidered imagination and contemporary cuts. 
Explaining inspiration behind the collection designers stated that show remains the most coveted event and we feel privileged to be part of it for the second time in a row. Through the show we have endevoured to reiterate brand's core identity with contemporary aesthetics that remain discreet and high end. Our new collection epitomizes fashion wear cutting across traditions and customs across the globe. With the show we have tried to take drama to next level and bring to fore recent trends on the fashion runway. We are glad to receive overwhelming response for our new innovative collection', designers concluded.
From celebrities to stylists, from industry insiders to corporate honchos really turned out to cheer for the duo as they presented the magnificent collection.

Lakshita Launches Its First Exclusive Store in Panchkula: Offers Elegant Clothing to the Fashion Conscious Women

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Panchkula 26th September:- Lakshita, India's leading women apparel brand, today announced its expansion in North India, with the launch of its first exclusive store in Panchkula District. Spread over 4500 Sq. ft. in area, the store will serve as a convenient shopping destination for the residents of Panchkula and its neighboring areas.This makes the total count to 54 stores across the country.
Lakshita is pioneer in the fast fashion category, which makes it the most preferred fashion destination for women.The brand aspires to make fashion accessible to fashion conscious women, by introducing different styles every week.
On this launch Sachin Kharbanda, Director and Co-founder Lakshita said that it is our moment of pride to expand our presence in Punjab which is the strongest market for Lakshita. With the launch of this store, we will cater to the huge demand emerging from the city. We are excited to begin our innings here and look forward to great response from the customers of Panchkula and neighboring areas.
He further added that this also marks the beginning of the festive season for the customers. Lakshita aims to achieve around 25% of sales from Punjab region during this festive season.
The Panchkula store houses the latest collection which sets the tone for a joyous and upcoming festive season. Textures and colors are the focal point of the collection with plus size, featuring a range of fabrics. The festive collection offers show-stopping styles from a colorful blend of ethnic and western wear silhouettes fused together in one aesthetic.
The store is located in the main market of the city at Sector 09 Panchkula.

Stanza Living Raises Rs. 73 Crores to Strengthen Its Position in India’s Student Co-Living Segment

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New Delhi 26th September:- In a move to strengthen its position as one of India’s largest student co-living companies, Stanza Living has raised a total of Rs 73 crore (USD 10 million) in an investment round led by Sequoia India. This is in addition to Rs 13 crores (USD 2 million) that the company had raised in its first round of institutional funding from Matrix and Accel Partners in November 2017.
With the funding in place, Stanza Living will focus on strengthening its three key business pillars of technology, people and network of operations.
Technology is at the centre of Stanza Living’s business and is one of its core differentiators. The fresh funding will be channeled to bolster the company’s tech engine that drives effectiveness in project management, efficiency in business operations and enables personalised service delivery. Stanza Living will further leverage the funding to expand to multiple markets and strengthen its core leadership team while on boarding specialised talent across functions.
Commenting on the funding, Anindya Dutta, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Stanza Living, said that the student housing segment in India offers immense potential but remains largely unorganised. We are determined to transform this segment by offering a professionally-managed co-living experience that mirror international standards.We currently operate 15+ residences in Delhi NCR with a total capacity of 2000 beds. The funding will enable us to unlock multiple opportunities that we’ve identified across important educational hubs and exponentially grow the Stanza community across the country.
Sandeep Dalmia, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Stanza Living , said that the Marquee global players investing in Stanza Living underlines the confidence the investor community has in our business model. He added that we understand that a student’s lifestyle is extremely distinct. Our industry-first, full-stack business model fundamentally enables us to design our co-living spaces and tailor our services to cater to their specific needs and desires. It allows us to set up and manage end-to-end operations which we believe is absolutely critical to ensure an unmatched experience for our residents.
Ashish Agrawal, Principal, Sequoia Capital India Advisors said that Stanza’s team and their execution is impressive, and Sequoia India is delighted to partner with them in their vision to provide quality housing to students in India. Student housing is an established asset class in the west and we believe Stanza, with its scalable business model and strong economics, can create the asset class in India.
Gourav Bhattacharya, Director, Matrix India, commented that we are very excited about the progress the Stanza team has made over the last 12 months, and think they have a unique opportunity to create a large company by organizing the student housing space. Their approach is a win-win for students and parents through better experience, as well as supply owners through better economics. We are delighted to continue supporting Anindya and Sandeep on their journey.
Abhinav Chaturvedi, Principal at Accel added that we are delighted to continue our partnership with Stanza Living. In a short period of time, Stanza has become the go-to place for student accommodation in Delhi/NCR. The new money will help expand the Stanza brand to other parts of the Indian market.

K.S. Bharti and Parveen K Bhambri Elected President and General Secretary of "Masters Games Association of Chandigarh"

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Chandigarh 26th September:- K.S. Bharti, former joint director, Sports, Chandigarh Administration and Parveen K Bhambri unanimously elected President and General Secretary of *Masters Games Association of Chandigarh* in the General body meeting held at Chandigarh.
However Surinder Kumar elected as treasurer and Davesh Modgil, Mayor, Chandigarh also elected Patron in chief of the Association. ManMohan Singh, incharge, North Zone MGFI, was the observer and Vinod Kumar, Sectary General MGFI Also present and apprised the house about the Master Games.