Thursday, 24 January 2019

Contractual Employees Hold Maharally in Lieu of Their Demands: To Go on indefinitely Mass Strike if Demands Not Met

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Chandigarh 24th Jan, 2019:- Thousands of Contractual Employees and Outsourcing Workers hold Maharally with their Families under the banner of All Contractual Karamchari Sangh, U.T. Chandigarh for voice of nearly 20000 workers for Regularization of services and Equality or Security of Tenure. The workers and their families raised protest against Chandigarh administration with slogans.
All Contractual Karamchari Sangh Chairman Bipin Sher Singh and President Ashok Kumar apprised that the contractual employees and outsourcing workers are working since 20-25 years in various departments of Chandigarh administration, Municipal Corporation and PGI etc. but no efforts have been made by administration to regularize their services and even there is no policy to regularize the services of contractual employees in Chandigarh till date.
The major demands of All Contractual Karmachari Sangh includes regularization of contractual employees, equal work for equal pay and non replacement of existing outsourcing workers in lieu of change of tender or contractor, to ban contract system resulting into exploitation of qualified youth and intelligentsia and equal work equal pay to NHM employees in Hospitals at par with SSA workers etc.
They said that Punjab Rules are being followed in U.T. Chandigarh and Punjab has already framed and implemented the regularization policy in the year 2011 by regularising the services of contractual employees who had completed 03 years of service. They asked then why there is disparity with Contract employees in U.T. Chandigarh.
Ashok Kumar said that five point agenda program in the form of Candle March, Black Flag March etc. had already been executed and in continuation this Maharally with Families is being done in support of their genuine demands.
Karamchari Sangh Secretary Parveen Kumar alleged that if their genuine demands are not met and meeting with Advisor ,Chandigarh administration is not been fixed shortly for demands then the indefinite Mass Strike will be held in near future along with 25 unions and their struggle, voice and fight will continue till the justice or policy is reached.

Awfis Opens Its 1st Centre in Chandigarh: Set to Expand its Footprint by 2X Pan India in 2019

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Zirakpur 24th Jan, 2019:- India’s largest shared workspace provider, Awfis has launched its first co-working space in Chandigarh with a new state of the art centre in Zirakpur, Mohali region, banking on the city’s urban infrastructure, design and booming industrialization. The co-working facility is spread across 15,000 square feet and is capable of seating over 300 customers. With a sound foundation in place, Awfis now intends to build on this growing momentum in Chandigarh and eyes to expand further in the region in the next 10-12 months.
Awfis, with an already deep penetration across key metros, aims to create a strong ecosystem for corporates, SMEs and Start-ups to nurture the spirit of innovation and enterprise in the emerging Indian cities as well. Addressing the demand for Grade A offices, Awfis has now built a network of professionals and business communities through its convenient, collaborative and dynamic work environment.
The avant-garde centre in Chandigarh provides leading and budding companies a great avenue to work and expand their businesses. The city’s commercial infrastructure is moving towards the new age corporate space utilization, while creating a productive work ecosystem. With major clients having already signed up to operate out of Awfis’ centre in Zirakpur, Awfis continues to provide not only a business focused workspace but also an affordable set-up with the opportunity to collaborate, network and grow.
Amit Ramani, Founder & CEO, Awfis said that coworking became a global phenomenon in 2010, but it’s only in the past 3 years that the demand for shared workspaces in India has seen unprecedented growth. Tier 2 markets are projected to grow to 8.5mn seats by 2020 owing to the steady growth of entrepreneurial spirit in these cities, thereby, creating the demand for affordable Grade A coworking spaces. Being one of the well-planned cities, Chandigarh is leading the trend among the emerging cities of India. We are confident that our futuristic and uniquely designed workspace will facilitate growth across businesses and we are excited to be the pioneers of the workspace revolution in Chandigarh.
Sumit Lakhani, Chief Marketing Officer, Awfis shared that Tier 2 cities are geared to lead the next wave of economic growth of India in the coming years and are providing a favourable environment for start-ups, SMEs & large corporates to either set up their base or expand their footprints. We are delighted to open our first centre in Zirakpur which gives us great encouragement to enhance our reach and raise the bar for workspaces in one of the fastest growing cities of India.
Labh Chand Mittal, Director, Motia Group said that at Motia group, we have always exemplified innovation through our real estate projects. Continuing this trend, we are extremely excited to be associated with Awfis to open their first coworking centre in Zirakpur. The emergence of coworking spaces in the city is a testament to its growing economy and entrepreneurial aspirations. With Chandigarh’s current growth trajectory only moving upwards, it makes for an exciting time for all stakeholders to witness the region's sharp economic progression in the coming years and beyond.
Backed by marquee investors like Sequoia Capital, TTS:IO and InnoVen Capital, Awfis currently has a nationwide network of 55 centres with 25,000+ seats across 9 cities and 45 micro markets. Besides Chandigarh, Awfis also aims to expand to other Tier 2 cities such as Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Indore, and Bhubaneshwar and aims to establish 100+ centres with 50,000+ seats across Mumbai, NCR, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune and Zirakpur in the next 12 months. 

Big FM Undergoes Revamp with New & Refreshed Content

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Chandigarh 24th Jan, 2019:- India’s leading FM radio network Big FM has undergone a brand revamp with a new positioning ‘Dhun Badal Ke Toh Dekho’. Through the new positioning, Big FM intends to be a ‘Thought Inspirer and an agent for positive change. This key messaging will now form a part of the larger brand positioning of the radio network to encouraging listeners to ‘think differently’. This is the essence of the new positioning.
Speaking on the revamp, spokesperson of BIG FM said that our new tag line of ‘Dhun Badal Ke Toh Dekho’ reflects the philosophy that ‘Changing the world for the better starts with changing your thoughts’. If we want real Change, it is important that we are not rigid in our approach and thinking but are open to looking at things from multiple perspectives.
Legendry singer Sonu Nigam has lent his voice for the inspiring ‘Dhun Badal Ke Toh Dekho’ song that brings alive the new positioning. The audio and video format of the song went live from 21st January on-air and across social media and other assets of the radio network in Punjab, Shimla, Haryana and J&K markets.
‘BIG FM is not just about entertainment but a brand that has a purpose. With its extensive reach, localised content and credible RJs the brand plays the role of a ‘thought inspirer’ and an agent of positive change in society’ quoted Preet Hundal, a renowned Punjabi singer who was in the BIG FM Studios on the relaunch and unveiled Big FM’s new Jingle.
Some of the iconic shows are evolving with new formats and innovations. ‘Suhaana Safar with Annu Kapoor Take 2’ will witness thought-provoking ‘dhun badlo’ stories from yesteryears. ‘Yaadon Ka Idiot Box with Neelesh Misra’ in its new avatar will feature topical themes and new styles of story-telling.
Movie reviews take a twist with Padma Shri Bhawana Somaaya in a brutally honest movie review show called ‘Godmother of Reviews’ and fitness expert Simmi Sakhuja launches ‘Jo Fit Hai, Woh Hit Hai’ a practical and target based fitness regimen. The station will reflect the new positioning in all aspects of its brand and communication.

Unearthing Hidden Travel Gems With the Discovery Sport

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Chandigarh 24th Jan, 2019:- The bliss of travelling and exploring new destinations allows one to experience thrilling adventures, while rediscovering themselves. With a DNA built out of pure adventure, the Discovery Sport will fuel your curiosity and urge you to embark on a thrilling journey, with the promise of true adventure across all destinations. Extending our compassionate ode towards adventure and travel, this National Tourism Day, we have curated five unexplored locations in India that deserve to be on the radar for your next road trip. What makes these destinations truly unique is the journey to the destination itself. From steep roads filled with rock and gravel to extreme weather conditions, an expedition to these destinations may seem tough but the reward of thrill and adrenaline rush through astounding views of breathtaking landscapes will make it all worthwhile. It is vital to revel the journey just as much as the destination itself. Combining design excellence and exceptional versatility, the Discovery Sport propels you to push boundaries, break new grounds and lose yourself in the expedition, hence making it the perfect travel partner for a thoroughly adventurous and high-octane expedition.
Enroute Bikaner, 280km from Delhi, the tiny town of Churu is not your regular tourist hub. A date with the town's history tells us that Churu was once a hub for prosperous Marwari merchants. The architectural splendors and exquisite murals will surely plum met you down a brilliant memory lane of the town's rich heritage. Churu is full of age-old havelis, built by the Kothari and Surana merchants. Built in Shekhawati and Italian architecture style, Malji Ka Kamra is a must-visit location while the Double Haveli of Surana brothers is a true architectural masterpiece. A getaway to the Great Indian Desert, Churu is the perfect destination for all explorers and wanderers. Adding to the bouquet of experiences, navigating through the sand dunes here proves to be an adventurous task. With Discovery Sport, a generous wheel articulation offering coupled with innovative off road technologies, stemming from the Terrain Response feature, enhances the overall drive experience. As part of this feature, the vehicle adapts to the terrain, thus maximising drivability, comfort and traction. So switch to Sand mode, cruise through the desert and gear up to travel back in the times of artsy relics and architecture!
Gear up to relive your childhood memories and reminisce the old times as you drive down to the Agumbe forest with your family and friends. The lush reserve of forests like Kundapur, Sringeri, Hosanagara and Thirthahalli, together known as Agumbe Rainforest Complex, are sure to furnish you with bountiful peace and calm. While you’re at it, make sure you visit Swami’s home as it is bound to bring back the wondrous memories of Malgudi Days. Besides basking in this nostalgic serenity, you can visit India's only Rainforest research station and explore this less fabled destination. From exploring the bio-diversity in the area, to relaxing in the lush woods and spending much required quality time with family, memories from this trip are bound to last a lifetime. Synchronous to this destination's wondrous offerings, the Discovery Sport offers exemplary levels of comfort and outstanding versatility. The second row is extremely spacious and flexible as the seats are able to slide back and forth for greater load space. Additionally, by folding down the third row, a flat load space is available for whenever you need it. The configuration and design of the vehicle will provide maximum space and comfort during this memorable journey.
A lesser-known village surrounded by snowcapped ranges, a drive to the Hemis is sure to leave all adventure lovers spellbound and wanting for more. Famous for snow leopards and bharals, you can visit the Hemis National Park, which spreads across 600 sq km. This incredible stretch gives you the opportunity to revere the Discovery Sport’s supreme performance, now powered by the 2.0 l Ingenium Diesel, which delivers an output of 132 kW. Displaying incredible capability, the vehicle is equipped with best-in-class features that combat the severe terrain and weather conditions with relative ease, thus making it a smooth drive up to the village.  The vehicle is armed with features such as All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC), Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Gradient Release Control (GRC). So buckle up and spend some "me time" at the Hem is Gompa, the largest monastery in Ladakh, away from the hustle of the city. We promise you this journey will enable you to rediscover yourself.
Situated in the Baleswar district of Odisha, while the Talasari beach does not feature as one of the prominent beaches in India, the splendour of the pristine waters and calm shores are unmatched. The estuary of the Subarnarekha River further adds to the picturesque beauty of the location. Limited access and partial tourist facilities make it the perfect location to unwind and relax. The drive from Kolkata to Talasari is sure to be an entertaining and fun-filled one as the Discovery Sport provides you with the latest In Control™ Touch Pro Navigation system. The InControl Apps feature a range of Land Rover approved apps that can be connected to the car from your smartphone, to enhance aspects of your in-car experience. The Meridian Sound System in Discovery Sport delivers exceptional sound quality, thus bolstering the wondrous experience of this beautiful journey. Stay connected with the world, thanks to the in-car Wi-Fi Hotspot that provides a stable Internet connection and lets you connect upto eight devices to ensure you don’t miss out on those important calls and messages.

Mercedes-Benz Pioneers a New Segment with the Most Versatile ‘Luxury Multi- Purpose Vehicle’, The V-Class

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Pune 24th Jan, 2019:- India’s largest luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz today pioneered the ‘Luxury Multi-Purpose Vehicle’ (MPV) segment by launching the much awaited V-Class in India. With the introduction of the V-Class in India, Mercedes-Benz now offers a world class ‘Luxury Multi-Purpose Vehicle’ that combines highest standards of passenger car with functionality of a MPV, which can be adapted to market and customer-specific demands owing to its wide range of equipment options. The V-Class was launched in the Indian market by Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India in Mumbai, today.
Speaking on his first launch in India, Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented that we are excited to kick-start 2019 by introducing an exciting product from our global portfolio, the V-Class. The launch of the V-Class in India firmly underscores our pioneering spirit as we introduce the ‘Luxury MultiPurpose Vehicle’ segment for our discerning Indian customers. The V-Class combines exemplary functionality with luxury appeal, unsurpassed comfort, efficient driving dynamics and uncompromised safety, all of which characterize a Mercedes-Benz. The versatile V-Class is targeted at a wide array of potential customers comprising large families, sports enthusiasts and businesses.
Martin Schwenk further added that in 2019, Mercedes-Benz completes 25 years in India and this milestone will be marked with a wide range of product offensive, starting with the V-Class. The V-Class is the first-of-its kind product in India and with its distinctive qualities, it is going to create a new benchmark for luxury travel in the country. We have some of the most awaited products planned for the Indian market in 2019 that will keep the customers and enthusiasts fascinated.