Thursday, 29 August 2019

Plumtin Holds Showcase to Revive Legacy of Rich Indian Craftsmanship

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 29th August:- Connoisseurs of heritage jewellery and breathtaking wedding trousseau, have reason to cheer.  An exclusive showcase of heritage wedding jewellery from the stable of India’s famous & iconic jewelry house Amrapali Jaipur and an exotic bridal collection of Chandigarh’s renowned Couturier Samarjeet Kaur Gurm Buwal has kicked off at Plumtin, Sec 7 here. The display will be on from August 29 - 30.
It is noteworthy that the collection of Amrapali Jaipur has been brought to Chandigarh by Plumtin, Chandigarh’s well known luxury boutique, founded by Fashion Designer Samarjeet Kaur Gurm Buwal. The label has collaborated with Amrapali Jaipur, to bring a fine jewellery collection that offers modern design for one’s wedding trousseau. Tarang Arora, CEO & Creative Director of Amrapali Jaipur is participating and is explaining finer nuances of the collection to eager visitors. What’s more, the Founders of Amrapali Jaipur - Rajiv Arora and Rajesh Ajmera too are present. On day 1 of the showcase, Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher also visited. She spent a good amount of time viewing the collections, particularly the Jewellery display. Kher appreciated the exclusive pieces of jewellery and bridal attire.    
It is pertinent to state here that Tarang has studied gemology from London and oversees all aspects of the brand, from sourcing stones to designing the collections. The brand has stores in India, Pakistan & London. The brand also operates a museum of Indian Jewellery in Jaipur.
Tarang Arora said that Amrapali Jaipur’s collection presented here includes magnificent pieces that give a befitting tribute to style and aesthetics of India. Each piece created with gold, diamond, emerald, sapphires and navratna has harmonized the classical tradition through rare craftsmanship. The collection boasts of inventive jewellery creations handcrafted by skilled artisans with great love and respect.
Plumtin on the other hand is showcasing their winter bridal trousseau collection 2019; the collection celebrates the folk lore of tapestry embroidery in luscious shades of pastels. Rich textiles like silk, crapes and chiffons are layered together for a splendid feel.
Samarjeet Kaur Gurm Buwal, Founder, Plumtin said that she has used rich Indian embroideries like Zardozi, phulkari, mukaish, nakshi, kasab, kalma etc in my collection. Hand embroidery seems to be going out of trend due to the onslaught of modern machines. We through our creations are trying to keep the authentic & traditional craft of designing alive. The showcase aims to revive our timeless craftsmanship.
Both Amrapali’s and Plumtin’s collections have been modeled by actress Pooja Batra and super model Nayanika Chatterjee. The display is a must see for all those who are in love with pure Indian craft and heritage traditions. Samarjeet’s unique expertise of rendering zardozi on pashmina which has been copyrighted by her is also on display. The unique combination of jewellery and bridal couture has been put up with the upcoming wedding season in mind.

Rafael Expands Operations in India and Announces New Facility with Astra

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Chandigarh 29th August:- Astra Rafael Communication System (ARC), a Joint Venture between Astra Microwave Pvt Ltd. and RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel, inaugurated their state-of-the-art facility at Hardware Technology Park, Hyderabad on 27 August 2019. The occasion was graced by G Kishan Reddy, Hon'ble Minister of State, Home Affairs, in the presence of H.E. Ron Malka, Hon'ble Ambassador of Israel to India.
The Joint venture, setup on a 51:49 percent basis with all regulatory approvals, is in line with the Government's "Make in India" initiative and will invest in high-end technology and advanced production techniques to design, develop and manufacture state-of-the-art Tactical Communication systems (BNET), for the Indian Armed Forces. The Joint Venture’s focus is on leveraging the technological ability and indigenous manufacturing capability of AMPL, combined with the state-of-the-art technology expertise of RAFAEL, to support the requirements of the Indian Armed Forces in the ‘Make in India’ program. It is envisioned that ARC will emerge as a leader at the forefront of technology in the Tactical Communication domains. This green field Joint Venture envisages creation of significant direct and indirect employment opportunities, import substitution and foreign direct investments into the country.
ARC would soon be India's first private sector company to manufacture cutting-edge Software Defined Radios in multiple variants, at its facility spread across an area of over 20,000 sq.ft. ARC will also be involved in the development and manufacture of a wide range of other advanced capabilities, with the aim of opening new export markets.
RAFAEL’s President and CEO, Maj. Gen (Ret.) Yoav Har-Even said that our cooperation with India is strategic. This has been demonstrated a number of times, not just in declarations, but in actions. The inauguration of the facility here today is yet another proof of RAFAEL’s implementation of India’s Prime Minister’s MAKE IN INDIA strategy and policy and of our ongoing and uncompromising support for the needs and requirements of the Indian Armed Forces.
COO ARC, Brig Ravi Hariharan said that ARC is a company which is starting into the business of revolutionising the communication domain in the defence environment. Currently we have ongoing orders for providing state of the art Software Defined Radios to the Indian Air Force. We intend to work with all the players in this strategic sphere, both public and private sector to create a great environment for defence electronics. ARC would like to acknowledge the contributions made by both Astra Microwave and Rafael in helping this company come alive and allow us to contribute to the country’s much-needed indigenous defence capability.

Black Lotus Wows with Its New Menu

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Chandigarh 29th August:- Black Lotus, the fine dining Chinese restaurant at Taj Chandigarh, introduces an all new menu that has been especially curated by their expatriate Chef, Yan Jun Jun.
Already a leading Chinese restaurant in the city, Black Lotus at Taj Chandigarh is a popular destination for epicureans who enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine. The restaurant had impressed the city foodies with its revamp last year that saw a lovely alfresco added to the restaurant along with a lounge too. Then they went on to welcome on board the only Chinese expatriate chef of the city in an endeavor to bring Beijing flavors to Chandigarh.
General Manager, Surinder Singh said that ‘in an attempt to constantly better themselves, the hotel keeps pace with the latest in the industry and attempts to bring it to the guests.’ The central idea in having Chef Yan Jun Jun come on board was to bring to Chandigarh, the unadulterated dishes of China.
The new menu is perfectly balanced with regards to the vegetarian and non-vegetarian palate. Apart from the main course, guests can choose from a range of options covering soups, salads, dim sums, kothe, baozi, wontons, appetizers, hot pots and also the ever-popular Black Lotus grills.
An old favorite, the Peking Duck has been retained from the old menu, though the new Chef does add his personal zing to this interactive meal course. This holds true for the clay pot section of the menu too, where one finds that Chef Yan Jun Jun has indeed brought in his special touch to this wholesome meal option.
The menu packs in a variety when it comes to delicacies like prawns, calamari and lobsters. However, there are some vegetarian delights like wok tossed tomato, zucchini, bell pepper in old Beijing sauce, which should not be missed at all.
The dessert section of the menu deserves special mention too. Regulars like darsaan, date pancake and banana and apple toffee have been retained, with new gems like red cherry Bavarois frosting and lemon grass crème brulee, have been introduced too. Chocolate fondue deserves special mention here for not just how well the dish has been presented, but also the lovely variety of flavors that it brings to the table.
A sure shot winner, the new menu at Taj Chandigarh Black Lotus is indeed a delight for guests and bound to have you flocking to the restaurant over and over again.

Candle March Draws Attention Towards Plight of Stray Dogs

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Chandigarh 29th August:- A large number of residents  held a candle march against the ill-treatment and sheer negligence of Veterinary Hospital Dog Sterilization Centre, Sector 38, Chandigarh, which took the lives of four stray dogs recently.
The group of people who participated in the march  included men, women and children. The march  started around 6 pm from sector 42 lake, passed Bhaskar Chowk and came back to culminate at the start point- at sector 42 lake.
The residents held banners and also raised slogans against the  Municipal Corporation for not taking any action against the culprits.
Simran, a social worker, who feeds the dogs on a daily basis at Sector 42 Lake said that she admitted 5 stray dogs at Dog Sterilization Center.  After few days when she went to the center to inquire about the well being of the dogs the staff members didn’t give her a positive response.
Simran further added that a few days later, she got to know that the dogs were found in a critical condition near Sec 42 lake. When she went to check there, she was shocked to see the condition of the dogs. The stitches of the two dogs were opened and organs were lying out of their stomach due to which they died later. And the rest two dogs died after being inflicted by infection. They were the same dogs, who were admitted by her at the Dog Sterilization Centre.
Malkit Singh, husband of Simran said that we have registered a complaint against the staff and doctors of Veterinary Hospital Dog Sterilization Centre with the sector 38, Police Station. And a complaint letter has also been forwarded to the Chandigarh Municipal Commissioner K.K Yadav, but to no avail.
He said that we only demand justice for the voiceless lives and that strict action should be taken against the unprofessional staff and doctors.

पूर्व पार्षद व् वरिष्ठ कांग्रेसी नेता हरमोहिंदर सिंह लकी पर लगे मंदिर पर कब्ज़ा करने के आरोप: लकी ने आरोपों को बताया बेबुनियाद और निराधार

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Chandigarh 29th August:- चंडीगढ़ के सैक्टर 8 स्थित श्री सनातन धर्म मन्दिर में वर्चस्व को लेकर दो कमेटियां आमने सामने आ गयी है। मंदिर में यहाँ पुरानी कमेटी चुनाव जीत कर आयी है, वहीँ दूसरी स्वयंघोषित कमेटी सत्ता के लालच में काबिज़ होना चाह रही है। ये स्वयंघोषित कमेटी चंडीगढ़ नगर निगम के पूर्व पार्षद कांग्रेसी नेता हरमोहिंदर सिंह लकी द्वारा बनाई गयी है। पूर्व मन्दिर की पुरानी कमेटी के द्वारा मंदिर के चढ़ावे में आये करीब 25 लाख के गबन करने व् मंदिर गुल्लक के भी ताले तोड़ने के भी आरोप इस स्वयंघोषित नई कमेटी पर लग रहे है। कमेटी के प्रधान सत्य देव बंसल एवं अन्य कमेटी पदाधिकारियों ने इस मामले में क्षेत्रीय थाना पुलिस को सुचना दी और मामले की गंभीरता को देखते हुए आरोपियों के खिलाफ सख्त से सख्त कार्यवाही किये जाने की अपील की है । कमेटी के पदाधिकारियों ने इस मामले में पंजाब के राज्यपाल और चंडीगढ़ के प्रशासक महामहिम वी पी सिंह बदनौर को भी शिकायत दी है, जिन्होंने इसका संज्ञान लेते हुए आश्वासन दिया है कि इस सम्बन्ध में उचित कार्यवाही की जाएगी।
कमेटी के प्रधान सत्य देव बंसल एवं अन्य कमेटी पदाधिकारियों ने पत्रकारों से बातचीत करते हुए बताया कि उनकी कमेटी 13/01/2019 को चुनाव जीत कर आयी थी। उस चुनाव में हरमोहिंदर सिंह लकी व् अश्वनी गुप्ता ने चुनाव की प्रक्रिया पर दस्तखत किये और इसकी प्रक्रिया को माना था । सत्य देव बंसल ने आगे बताया कि अब हरमोहिंदर सिंह लकी ने अश्वनी गुप्ता और अन्य लोगों कि सहायता लेते हुए मंदिर कमेटी पर काबिज़ होने कि चाह में एक अपनी ही अलग ०९ सदस्य कमेटी तैयार कर ली। इन्होने मंदिर कि डिस्पेंसरी में जबरदस्ती अपना ऑफिस बना लिया।  जब इसकी भनक मंदिर कि चुनी हुयी कमेटी को लगी तो उन्होंने जब इस मामले में पूर्व पार्षद कांग्रेसी नेता हरमोहिंदर सिंह लकी व् अन्य से बात करनी चाही तो वो लोग बदतमीज़ी से बात करते हुए हाथापाई पर उतर आये।   इसके अलावा हरमोहिंदर सिंह लकी ने सत्यदेव बंसल के घर पर जाकर भी उन्हें धमकाया, जो कि सारा वाक्या घर में लगे सी सी टी वी में कैद है। वही इस माह की २६ तारीख को मंदिर के 06 गुल्लकों को भी जब मंदिर दिन के 12 बजे बंद हो गया था, तो मंदिर बंद होने के बाद 12 से 02 बजे के बीच ताले तोड़कर चढ़ावे के सारे पैसे बिना किसी आदेश के या बिना किसी कमेटी के पदाधिकारी या केशियर रोशन लाल की अनुमति के ले कर चलते बने। उन्होंने आगे बताया कि मंदिर चढ़ावे के करीबन 25 लाख रूपये ये लोग हड़प गए। इसलिए उन्होंने मामले की गंभीरता को देखते हुए कमेटी के अन्य पदाधिकारियों के साथ हरमोहिंदर सिंह लकी व् अन्य लोगो पर आयी पी सी के धारा 391, 392, 379 ,409,406,506 ,34, 120-बी के तहत पुलिस में  शिकायत दर्ज करवायी और आरोपियों के खिलाफ सख्त से सख्त कार्यवाही किये जाने की मांग की है ।
सत्य देव बंसल ने बताया की उन्होंने इस मामले में देश के प्रधानमंत्री, गृहमंत्री, को मेल भेज कर शिकायत दी है इसके अलावा पंजाब के राजयपाल और चंडीगढ़ के प्रशासक सहित चंडीगढ़ प्रशासक के सलाहकार, चीफ जस्टिस ऑफ़ इंडिया, चीफ जस्टिस ऑफ़ पंजाब एन्ड हरियाणा हाई कोर्ट, डी जी पी चंडीगढ़, होम सेक्रेटरी, एसएस पी और थाना प्रभारी सेक्टर 03 को भी लिखित शिकायत सौंप दी है ।      
वहीँ जब इस मामले में चंडीगढ़ नगर निगम के पूर्व डिप्टी मेयर और वरिष्ठ कांग्रेसी नेता हरमोहिंदर सिंह लकी से बात की गयी तो उन्होंने बताया की सत्य देव बंसल द्वारा उन पर लगाए जा रहे सभी आरोप बेबुनियाद और निराधार है। बल्कि उनकी छवि को धूमिल किया जा रहा है। वो बाकायदा सर्वसम्मति से मंदिर सभा के प्रधान चुने गए है। उन्होंने पुलिस अधिकारी की मौजूदगी में ही मंदिर की गुल्लक के ताले खुलवाए थे, इस दौरान मंदिर में और भी गणमान्य लोग मौजूद थे। हरमोहिंदर सिंह लकी ने बताया की इस सारे प्रोसेस की वीडियोग्राफी भी की गयी थी। सत्य देव बंसल व् अन्य उन्हें बदनाम कर रहे है।