Thursday, 14 March 2019

2nd edition of NIA Centenary Mirchi Neon Run, is March 17

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 14th March, 2019:- Radio Mirchi’s most electrifying property, NIA Centenary Mirchi Neon Run, is all set to take its 2nd edition in Chandigarh to the streets, with its run on Sunday, 17th March ‘19 at Chandigarh Club, Chandigarh from 5 PM onwards.
In keeping with Mirchi’s vision to create memorable, annual events that integrate with people’s lives, this party run is inspired by international neon theme-based runs and brings together partying and fitness to create an unforgettable experience. With a warm-up session, a finale post-run BDM party by DJ SUKETU and loads of exciting neon glow-in-the dark merchandise and accessories, this 3km run promises to set the city a glow.
When it started in 2015, Mirchi Neon Run was India’s first neon theme-based run. This experience caters to people across different ages and fitness levels and ensures a fun-filled party run for the entire family.
Due to its spectacular success from the first edition onwards, this year Mirchi is taking this run to 21 cities including Vizag, Jaipur, Kochi, Lucknow, Patna, Raipur, Nagpur, Bhopal, Kanpurin addition to Chandigarh, Vadodara, Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi,Mumbai, Chennai, Indore, Ahmedabad, Surat, Amritsar, Coimbatore and Hyderabad where it has already taken place this year.
This year in Chandigarh, it is expected that more than 6,000 people will participate at Chandigarh Club. The event has already become more exciting with association of New India Assurance, and Smirnoff and JK Tyres in Co-Powered Category, Hayr-Self driving Partner, Driven by Tata Nexon – India’s safest Car, Pre Run Zumba session with Burn Gym – Fitness Partner, On Ground partner Can and Able, Entertainment Partner Smaaash , Live Media Partner Moksh Media Services, Travel Partner World Travel.Arc and Merchandised by
With the tagline “Run. Party. Glow!”, NIA Centenary Mirchi Neon Run promises to be a scintillating experience where one can participate with friends and family. Registrations for the event are open through Book My Show.

Elaichi and Pancham Reincarnate as Reshma and Lord Pancho in Sony SAB’s Jijaji Chhat Per Hain

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 14th March, 2019:- Sony SAB’s total family entertainer, Jijaji Chhat Per Hain, has managed to keep audiences hooked on to TV screens with Pancham and Elaichi’s twisted and difficult love story. As the truth of Adi-vasi drama comes out in front of everybody, the upcoming track has got Elaichi (Hiba Nawab) planning another tact to advance her chances of being with Pancham (Nikhil Khurana).
While Elaichi and Pancham try to make Murari (Anup Upadhyay) believe of their romantic relationship from their previous life, they scare everyone by calling out unusual names in their sleep. As the two come dressed up as certain Reshma and Lord Pancho, everyone is taken by surprise and decide to get a doctor for them. Pintu (Harveer Singh), comes disguised as a doctor and conducts hypnotism on Pancham and Elaichi only to reveal that both of them were lovers in their previous lives. As he suggests of getting the two married, Murari, unconvinced, rather plans of throwing Pancham out of the house.
Nikhil Khurana, playing the role of Pancham said that Pancham and Elaichi have their attempts of convincing Murari to get them married, but nothing seems to work. As the two make up the drama of Punarjanam this time, it is going to be a lot of fun for the viewers to watch what happens next. He is excited for another quirky look, that of Lord Pancho and he is sure the audienc is going to love it too.
Hiba Nawab, playing the role of Elaichi said that Elaichi has some or the other tact always running in her mind and has come up with another one to continue her attempts of getting married to Pancham. Disguised as Reshma, Elaichi is enjoying herself playing the character and she is enjoying it too. It is going to be extremely entertaining for our viewers to witness what happens next as Pancham and Elaichi fake a Punarjanam.

EcoSikh Launches ‘Breathing Punjab’ an Awareness Project to Counter Scourge of Air Pollution

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 14th March, 2019:- Shubhendu Sharma, Founder of Afforestt and India’s foremost expert on forest creation spearheaded the creation of EcoSikh’s first ever ‘Guru Nanak Sacred Forest’ in Bathinda at village Gill Patti to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. In a 3-day workshop organised by EcoSikh, over 80 trainees were taught the Miyawaki Afforestation Methodolgy and also practically trained by Shubhendu Sharma by building this 100 sq meter forest where they planted 350 trees.
A press meet was held by EcoSikh at Press Club, Chandigarh to announce unveiling of 'Guru Nanak Sacred Forests project' and the 'Breathing Punjab' initiative. The press meet was addressed by a distinguished panel of environment lovers & experts from across India. Those who participated in the press meet included Shubhendu Sharma, Founder of 'Afforestt', who left a cushy job at Toyota, Japan, to follow his passion of creating urban jungles across India, Charan Singh, EcoSikh Forest Creator from Mumbai, Supreet Kaur, EcoSikh, President (India), Ravneet Singh, EcoSikh Project Manager (South Asia), Gaurav Gurjar, Jungle Tree Expert, Afforestt from Jodhpur, Manjula Sularia, Director, Prasanchetas Foundation, Chandigarh, Harpreet Kaur Bagga, EcoSikh Board Member (Ludhiana) and Ibadat Singh, VP (Ops), Datawind.
Unveiling the details of the Guru Nanak Sacred Forest, EcoSikh’s Forest Creator, Charan Singh from Mumbai said that our 1st forest with Datar Educational and Environmental Trust includes 33 different native species that were planted by the world famous Miyawaki Japanese method and it is also the 1st Miyawaki forest in Punjab. EcoSikh will surpass the target of 1 million trees before the upcoming 550th gurpurab.
Charan Singh added that he strongly believe that every EcoSikh can create one Guru Nanak Sacred Forest.
Shubhendu Sharma who has planted 132 forests in 16 different countries explained that we are happy to collaborate with EcoSikh to create sacred forests in the state of Punjab. The Miyawaki Afforestation Methodology of developing mini jungles is a very effective way to bring back Punjab's lost forest cover. This is the most effective and natural way with which one can plant over 550 trees in 200 sq meters of space. These forests have more than 99 percent of survival and needs minimum maintenance. The forest grown by this methodology grows 10 times faster; they are 30 times denser, 100 percent bio diverse and natural.
This is needed in North India as according to the 2018 World Air Quality Report, six cities of Punjab namely Mandi Gobindgarh, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala and Khanna and five cities of Haryana namely Gurugram, Faridabad, Jind, Rohtak and Punchkula have featured in the list of most polluted cities of the World. Among Punjab cities, Mandi Gobindgarh ranks at the top at 26th position followed by Amritsar at 57, Jalandhar at 82 and Ludhiana at 95 positions.
Gaurav Gurjar, Jungle Tree Expert, from Afforestt Jodhpur shared his experience that he has witnessed that the only jungles that we are left with have some community ownership and are sacred. It is great that EcoSikh has re-initiated the concept of sacred forests that are native and bio diverse. These forests would serve as the genetic banks for the future generations and ensure its co-existence and survival.
Ravneet Singh, EcoSikh Project Manager declared EcoSikh’s plans to continue such sacred forests across Punjab and other parts of India and abroad, EcoSikh and Afforestt will be conducting 10 such workshops in Punjab to revive Punjab’s lost forest cover and create a generation of forest creators and climate warriors. It is now the right time for the community to come forward to show their commitment to the great Guru and practice his message by planting 1 million trees on their lands. The community has already given us over 40 such proposals for making the forests.
EcoSikh India President, Supreet Kaur also launched EcoSikh’s launched newest awareness initiative on air pollution, ‘Breathing Punjab’ in partnership with the US based 350.Orgwhich will be operational in Ludhiana and Chandigarh to guide the citizens on air pollution and how to cope with the rapidly deteriorating air quality in the cities and the rural areas. This project will be managed by a local NGO, Prasan Chetas Foundation in the tri-city and the EcoSikh team in Ludhiana. As per WHO air pollution kills 8 million people each year including 6 lakh children who die at an early age. Every hour 800 people die just because they are not breathing the right quality of air. Despite this, least attention is being given by countries to check air pollution. Under the newly launched projects EcoSikh will work with 350 Org to support the state government to create awareness for health of citizens, especially children and the elderly.

National Institute of Nursing Education, PGIMER organizes Conference on “Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing Research”

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Chandigarh 14th March, 2019:- National Institute of Nursing Education, PGIMER, Chandigarh organized pre-conference workshop of 5th Annual Nursing Research Society of India (NRSI) North zone conference 2019 on “Ethical and legal issues in nursing Research”on 14th March, 2019 under the Guidance and chairmanship of Dr. Sandhya Ghai, Principal, NINE.On the onset of the inauguration, Dr. Sandhya Ghai welcomed all the Guest faculty and the delegates. Prof. Gurpreet Singh Sub-Dean (Research), PGIMER Chandigarh, inaugurated the workshop as Chief Guest. In his inaugural address, he emphasized the importance of conducting research by following ethical principles of research. He appreciated the choice of the topic for the workshop. The key-note address was delivered by Dr. Meenu Singh, Professor of Paediatrics, PGIMER, Chandigarh on “Ethical considerations in nursing research”. She highlighted the ethical issues in Nursing Research such as importance of getting ethical approval from Institute’s ethics committee and taking written informed consent from all the participants enrolled in research.
Prof. H.C Rawat, President, NRSI (NZ) gave introduction of the association to the participants. He said that idea of having society was conceived by faculty members of NINE, PGIMER, Chandigarh in 1987. Since then, the society is conducting conferences and workshops every year. He congratulated Dr. Sandhya Ghai, Principal and all faculty of NINE to have organized this conference at NINE after a long time. 
Dr. S.L. Goyal, Professor emeritus Panjab University, chaired the session and shared his experiences as WHO expert in various projects. He highlighted the importance of Ethics not only in Research but also in publication as well as day to day life. Dr. R.K. Sharma, Professor, Public Administration, Panjab University, emphasized that the most sensitive issue for the researcher as well as supervisor is plagiarism. Researchers need to focus on primary data, original ideas and paraphrase the literature in their own words to avoid plagiarism.
The topics discussed during the workshop were: Historical aspect of ethics in research; Intellectual property right, copy right and royalties;  Salami slicing  and authorship  issues in research publication; Protection of research participants; Plagiarism issues in Health Sciences Research; Prevention of research misconduct and Central Trial Registry of India (CTRI).The delegates actively participated in all the sessions by having lot of discussion. Around 200 delegates attended the workshop from Northern part of India.
The workshop was concluded with the group work by Dr. Kathirvel S., Dr. Sukhpal Kaur, and Dr. Sushma Saini on patient information sheet, consent form, and how to register research trial in CTRI followed by refreshments. 

Mercedes-Benz Enhances its AMG Portfolio: Launches the New AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupé

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New Delhi 14th March, 2019:- India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today further bolstered its position in the performance car segment with the launch of the new Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupé. With the launch of this latest AMG, Mercedes-Benz India now has 15+ AMG and dream cars in its vast and diverse portfolio of performance cars. The two-door Coupé is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 bi turbo engine, producing 287kW of power and 520 Nm of torque, which accelerates the vehicle from standstill to 100 km/h in a mere 4.7 seconds. A perfect combination of performance and design, Mercedes-Benz India introduced the all-new Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupé for the first time in India.
Performance offerings from the AMG line-up, such as the E63S 4MATIC+, S 63 Coupé and the hallowed G 63 launched in 2018, witnessed a good response from the customers and brand loyalists. The Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupé was launched in the Indian market by Martin Schwenk, Managing Director  & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India in New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented that we have been very successful with our AMG product strategy in India, which comprises a wide array of performance cars under the 43, 45, 63 and the GT range. The response to the AMG 43 ranges has been amazing since its debut with the AMG GLE 43, and today we give further fillip to the line-up with the AMG C 43 Coupe. Encouraging customer demand in this segment substantiates our efforts to offer newer products in the market. The latest offering in this range, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupé, features a suave2 door coupe design, athletic character and thrilling performance that promises an adrenaline rush every time one gets behind the wheel. We are glad to introduce this model, especially for the young driving enthusiasts in India as it further cements the Mercedes-AMG brand promise of Driving Performance.
Martin Schwenk further added that in 2019, Mercedes-Benz completes 25 years in India and this milestone will be marked with a product and service offensive, in line with our motto of ‘Best Never Rest.’Our strategy for Mercedes-AMG is to expand the performance segment by introducing high pedigree products with sensual design, which is sure to lure customers and fans of the brand in India. 2019 is going to be an exciting year for us, where we aim to create new firsts, in customer satisfaction and overall ownership experience. 

Franklin Templeton Celebrates 25 Years of Wealth Creation Through Equities in India

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Mumbai 14th March, 2019:- Franklin Templeton, a leading foreign fund house in the country, is celebrating a remarkable journey through India’s economic & corporate evolution with Franklin India Blue chip Fund and Franklin India Prima Fund, two of the oldest equity funds that have completed 25 years. The two schemes were the first to be launched in December 1993 after the mutual fund industry was thrown open to the private sector.
Speaking on the occasion, Vivek Kudva, Managing Director, EMEA & India, Franklin Templeton commented that the 25-year journey has been quite eventful.  Our experience has given us a better understanding of the Indian Asset Management industry as well as the challenges and nuances of managing a rapidly growing, digitally enabled business, driven by rising investor expectations. He added further that the industry is moving into the next phase of growth due to a growing middle class with rising incomes, a shift in savings from gold and real estate to financial assets, a gradual reduction in the relative size of the informal economy, a large and growing millennial population and widespread digitalization of investments. We look forward to continue to help our investors ‘Reach For Better’ with wealth creation opportunities backed by our global and local asset management expertise.
Elaborating further on the occasion, Sanjay Sapre, President, Franklin Templeton - India said that we are proud that our schemes have helped investors achieve their financial goals over the past twenty-five years. To perform consistently and create wealth for investors over two and a half decades is a testimony to the investment philosophy of Franklin Templeton and a reflection of the depth and experience of our investment team. In this 25 year journey, we have built a small but well diversified product line up. Out of our 35 open-end funds, 9 funds have a 20 plus year track record including two with a 25-year history, and another 17 funds have a 10 year plus history. In all, more than two-third of our funds have over a decade of performance to showcase. We recently entered Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) business.  We plan to build a robust alternatives platform over the long term and bring some of our global capabilities in this space to India. Solutions-based products are another area of focus for us in India and globally, and we aim to not only launch relevant products, but also partner with investors and distributors to create custom solutions.
Speaking about the experience, Anand Radhakrishnan, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer–Emerging Markets Equity, Franklin Templeton-India said that markets often throw up surprises and investing is a continuous learning process. The track record of these funds is an indication that equities can potentially yield good results over a longer time horizon. The experience of investing through market cycles has helped us realize that the key to successful investing is a level head, ability to ignore the noise and having a long-term perspective.  It also highlights the discipline that we followed as a team in steering these funds across market cycles.  The role of individual judgement aided by a team of continuously evolving researchers cannot be under emphasized at this moment.  After all, longevity is one of the key factors that best explains quality of results.

Meeting of District MCMC Held

By 121 News
Chandigarh 14th March, 2019:- The District Media Certification and Monitoring Committee held its meeting under the chairmanship of Mandip Singh Brar, Additional Chief Electoral Officer cum Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh.
The District Media Certification and Monitoring Committee undertake activities related to certification of advertisements of political nature and monitoring of paid news.
After the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct, it is mandatory that any registered political party, any candidate, any group organization/ association or any individual who wishes to give a advertisement of political nature needs a pre certification from the District level committee.
The pre certification is required for telecasting advertisement of political nature on TV channels, cable networks, radio, cinema halls, audio visual displays in public spaces, bulk messages, voice messages and social media.
To obtain this pre certification, National, State party and every candidate has to apply not later than 3 days prior to the telecast. However, in case of any other person or unregistered political party, it should not be later than 7 days prior to the date of telecast.
The District MCMC shall decide the case within 24 hours of receipt of application if the application is received by 12 noon. If any candidate of political party is not satisfied with the decision of the district MCMC in cases of certification of advertisement of political nature than the former may apply to the state level appellate committee which is headed by A K Sinha, Chief Electoral Officer, Chandigarh.
The District MCMC will also monitor the cases of paid news in TV channels, cable networks, radio, cinema halls, audio visual displays in public spaces, bulk messages, voice messages, social media and print media.
Any news or analysis appearing in any media for a price in cash or kind as consideration is called paid news. In case of violation, the committee recommends to the returning officer to issue notice to the MCMC. The entire setup of MCMC has been operationized in the parliamentary constituency of Chandigarh.
The meeting was attended by all the members of the District MCMC.