Thursday, May 29, 2014

Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in a function

  “Malti Gyan Peeth Puraskar-2014” 
New Delhi:29th may 2014: (PIB):
The Union Minister for Women and Child Development,   addressing at the presentation of the “Malti Gyan Peeth Puraskar-2014”, in New Delhi on May 29, 2014. The Vice President, Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari is also seen.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

H. S Phoolka's reaction on statement by Harsimrit Kaur Badal

 Wed, May 28, 2014 at 4:11 PM
Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal taking charge as the Union Minister for Food Processing Industries on May 27, 2014.
श्रीमती हरसिमरत कौर बादल 27 मई, 2014 को नई दिल्ली में केन्‍द्रीय खाद्य प्रसंस्‍करण उद्योग मंत्री के रूप में कार्यभार संभालते हुए
 The statement of Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Cabinet Minister, that Modi Government would implement the Report of Nanavati Commission to punish the guilty, is highly surprising.

Nanavati Commission submitted its report in February 2005 and was tabled in the Parliament on August 8, 2005.
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In this Report, Nanavati Commission had recommended registration of only 4 cases which are against Sajjan Kumar, Jagdish Tytler. All these 4 cases were registered and investigated by the CBI. Nanavati mentioned in his report that 241 cases are closed by Police and were never sent for trial to Courts. But, unfortunately it recommended reopening of only 4 cases. Other 237 cases, Nanavati never recommended to be reopened. Justice could only be done and the guilty could be punished if these 237 cases are reopened. For this purpose Kejriwal government had constituted SIT to reopen and reinvestigate these 237 cases which are closed by Police and never sent for trial. The SIT has not been made functional yet. The Modi government should immediately make the SIT functional and get these 237 cases reinvestigated.
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The details of 4 cases recommended by Nanavati Commission are as follows:-

1)    Police Station- Delhi Cantt.- Against Sajjan Kumar- Ex-MP, Mahinder Yadav-Ex-MLA, Balwant Khokhar-Ex-Councillor and 3 others.

The case was registered in 2005 and the chargesheet was filed in January 2010. Trial took 3 years to complete. Trial Court finally decided the matter on April 30, 2013. Sajjan Kumar was acquitted, Mahinder Yadav- Ex MLA was convicted and Balwant Khokhar- Ex Councillor was also convicted. Appeals are pending in High court. The bail of Balwant Khokhar- Ex Councillor was listed in Delhi HC today. The matter has now been adjourned for July 07, 2014. He is in the jail.

Mr. H.S Phoolka, Senior Advocate appeared in the High court in this matter today on behalf of the victims.

2)    Sultanpuri Police Station- Against Sajjan Kumar and 4 others- Chargesheet was filed in January 2010, the case is still pending before the Trial Court and evidence of witnesses is still going on in Karkardooma Court.

Mr. H.S Phoolka, Senior Advocate is representing the victims.

3)    Mangolpuri Police Station- Against Sajjan Kumar. The eye witness Dr. Iqbal Singh died long time back, therefore, this case was closed.

4)    Bara Hindu Rao, Police Station- Against Jagdish Tytler- Case was registered by CBI in October 2005. After investigation the CBI filed the Closure Report which is rejected by the Court and the case is pending for investigation with the CBI now. Jagdish Tytler has challenged the order of Add. Sessions Judge rejecting the closure report of CBI and reopening the case. His appeal is listed on May 29, 2014 in Delhi High Court.

Mr. H.S Phoolka, Senior Advocate is representing the victims.

For rehabilitation, Prime Minister Package was declared in January 2006. This has not been completely implemented. This Package included giving jobs in each family of victims. Modi government should implement this package and provide job to the victims.
                                                                             H. S Phoolka
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Demonstration by Associate Banks Officers' Association

Mon, May 26, 2014 at 5:05 PM
Ludhiana: 26th may 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau): 
Associate Banks' Officers' Association today held a Dharna in front of State Bank of Patiala, Zonal Office, Ludhiana on the following issues:-

• Framing of unwarranted DPD cases against officers and making these cases as vigilance angle cases without going into merits of the case.
• Violation of Transfer policy of officers.

Com. Rakesh Khanna, Secretary, Com. Mahesh Goyal, MCC, Associate Banks' Officers' Association, Unit SBOP, Ludhiana zone and Com. Naresh Gaur, President, State Bank of Patiala Employees Union (Pb.) and Workman Director on the Board of State Bank of Patiala addressed the Bank officers.

Com. Rakesh Khanna while addressing the bank officers said that the management of State Bank of Patiala is unduly harassing the officers by framing unwarranted DPD cases against the officers and more so involving vigilance angle in more than 95% cases which is highly unwarranted.  This is being done in contravention of the instructions of CVC regarding vigilance angle cases.  The CVC has clearly given definition of vigilance angle cases whereas the management is calling simple routine matter ommissions as vigilance angle cases and harassing the innocent officers of the Bank without any malafide on their part.  The management is also doing transfers in gross violation of the laid down policies regarding transfer of officers.  He further stated that our officers are doing their duty towards our beloved institution with sincerity, dedication, devotion and honesty.  We want cordial industrial relation in the Bank but not at the cost of self respect and dignity of our officers.

On the occasion, Com. Naresh Gaur, President, State Bank of Patiala Employees Union (Pb.) and Workman Director on the Board of State Bank of Patiala also addressed the gathering.  He said that State Bank of Patiala Employees Union (Pb.) and All India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation stand by Associate Banks' Officers' Association, Unit SBOP regarding their above issues.  He further stated that the management should resolve this issue with the Officers Association immediately so that the industrial relation in the Bank are not hampered.  

Sunday, May 25, 2014

A spl. GBM & CME held in IMA House Ldh.

Sun, May 25, 2014 at 11:47 AM
Constitution of IMA Ludhiana also passed and presented
Ludhiana: 25th May 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
A spl. GBM & CME was held in IMA House on 24th May 2014 (Saturday). Dr R.K Sharma President IMA Ludhiana presented constitution of IMA Ludhiana which was passed by the House.

The CME organised by Medanta-The Medicity Gurgaon was on urogenital cancers and cyberknife -a tool to cure cancers

Dr N.P Singh and Dr Tejinder Kataria spoke about Robotic Surgery and Cyberknife, two very recent modalities to treat cancer which are available only at very few places in big Metropolis. The Sessions were chaired by Dr B.S Aulakh, Dr G.S Sidhu, Dr Deepak Parasher & Dr Gurdeep Singh.

Friday, May 23, 2014

SRI LANKA: Deaths in police custody are of serious concern

Fri, May 23, 2014 at 8:39 AM
A Press Release from the Standing Committee on Rule of Law, Bar Association of Sri Lanka forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) 
Image courtesy:AHRC
Series of deaths of persons in police custody as suspects regarding the commission of criminal offences is of serious concern. The identical explanations given by the police regarding each such case of death while in custody and acceptance of such blatant manifest untruths has made a mockery of the system of administration of justice in our country. It is an insult to the intelligence of our people if the police expect the people to believe these fantasy stories about attacks on them by suspects while in custody and handcuffed.
What is strange is that these cases of brutal murder has gone unchecked and the absurd explanations given by the police has gone unchallenged.
These killings violates all international conventions on protection of persons in state custody and is in violation of the right to life as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is enshrined in our constitution that every person is presumed to be innocent till proved guilty by a competent court (Article 13(5)), no person shall be punished with death or imprisonment except by order of a competent court (Article 13(4)), any person charged with an offence is entitled to be heard at a fair trial by a competent court (Article 13(3)), any person shall not be held in custody, detained or deprived of personal liberty except upon order of a judge made in accordance with procedure established by law (Article 13(2)).
While these murders are in violation of the constitution what is of grave concern is the impunity with which these murders are committed. In no country that respects rule of law and democratic governance can these acts be condoned under any circumstances and the responsibility lies with the state to account for these violations of fundamental rights.
Failure to act decisively against such persons responsible for the commission of these crimes, adversely affect the image of our country and the people lose faith in the judicial system of our country. Nothing short of a full inquiry by a commission of inquiry to be constituted of present or retired judges of the Superior Courts can redeem the image of the country and restore confidence in the administration of justice. Therefore we demand the appointment of such a judicial commission to inquire and report on the deaths of suspects under police custody during the last at least 3 years.
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About AHRC: The Asian Human Rights Commission is a regional non-governmental organisation that monitors human rights in Asia, documents violations and advocates for justice and institutional reform to ensure the protection and promotion of these rights. The Hong Kong-based group was founded in 1984.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sun Group to Open 50 Skill Development Centres in Punjab

Wed, May 21, 2014 at 5:14 PM
Sunfert gives away prizes to lucky draw winning farmers 
Ludhiana, May 21, 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
India’s leading international trading and consultancy organization, the Sun Group today announced that it would be opening 50 skill development centres in the state of Punjab through its NGO, Sun Foundation. In addition to these centers, the Sun Group will also be opening agriculture centers in collaboration with Markfed. 
The initiative was announced at a function held at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan here today to give away prizes to farmers under a lucky draw scheme of Sunfert for Punjab farmers.
The group had through Sunfert International Pvt. Ltd. recently introduced a lucky draw scheme for the farmers, which provides for lucky draw coupons in DAP bags. Diammonium phosphate (DAP) is the world's most widely used phosphorus (P) fertilizer.
Sunfert International in collaboration with Markfed are supplying premium quality of DAP “Sunfert” to cooperative societies in Punjab so as to promote the use of DAP. The prizes included a tractor as the first prize which was won by Malwinder Singh of Moga district, while second, third and fourth prizes were a motorcycle, five LED televisions and 50 mobile phones respectively.  

Mr. Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Punjab Finance Minister was the Chief Guest on the occasion while Mr. Karamjeet Singh Sra, Managing Director, Markfed was the Guest of Honour.
Announcing the Skill Development Campaign in Punjab, Mr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney, Chairman Sunfert, a Padma Shri awardee, while speaking on the occasion said, “Launching a Skill Development Campaign is our humble initiative. India is expected to be home to a skilled workforce of 500 million by 2022. About 12 million persons are expected to join the workforce every year. These individuals need to be adequately skilled. Various steps are being taken towards meeting the above objectives by government and many organizations.”

He added while one centre was today finalized in Ludhiana, another 49 would be set up in other parts of the state till next year which would offer 20 courses mainly to enable girls from poor families to be financially independent. Mr. Sahney also announced opening of agriculture extension centers in collaboration with Markfed.

Mr. Vikramjit Singh Sahney is Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Africa for Northern India. Mr. Sahney is also the Chairman of Sun Foundation, a charitable organisation for empowering destitute women, differently abled youth and other weaker section of society.

He informed that the initiative through this campaign will focus on underprivileged sections of society thereby enabling a move out of poverty, and similarly focus significantly on the unorganized or informal sector workforce. The Sun Group will empower all individuals through skill and knowledge to gain access to descent employment by enabling support systems such as quality assurance, information systems and train the trainer through its Surya Kiran Centres in various districts of Punjab. The aim is to fulfill the growing need in India for skilled manpower across sectors and narrow the existing gap between the demand and supply of skills.

Mr. Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Punjab Finance Minister while speaking on the occasion stressed youth on need for skill development for youth in Punjab, adding that the government would give full support to Sun Group for opening of such centers in the state.

The Sun Group has set up more than 50 Skill Development Centers in other parts of the country, of which about 12 Centres and two De-addiction centres are running in Punjab which impart free training and are  empowering over 3000 beneficiaries annually through projects such as ‘Surya Kiran’ where vocational training and skill development are imparted to women and girls to empower them for sustainable livelihood, ‘Taare Zameen Par’ vocational training institute for differently abled children, ‘Save the Girl Child’ campaign to raise strong concern about exacerbating sex discrimination and female foeticide and ‘Angels of Sun’ which aims at providing financial support to needy children for their Care and Development.

Unlawful demolition of 130 homes, 600 rendered homeless

Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan
Slum dwellers start Satyagraha asserting their right to shelter: AAP to support
Mumbai: 20 May 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) condemns the unlawful eviction of 600 people and brutal demolition of 130 homes that took place at 90 ft. Road, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Nagar, Mulund (E), Mumbai yesterday, May 20th.

In January 2013, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had set up an enquiry commission to curb corrupt practices plaguing 6 SRA (Slum Rehabilitation Authority) projects and Re-development plans in slum areas of Mumbai after local residents had exposed the irregularities. The commission was led by Mr. Debashish Chakrabarty, Principal Secretary (Housing).

It is after 1 year and 5 months of investigation that Mr Chakrabarty submitted his report to  Chief Minister in which it is concluded that the slum dwellers should approach the Additional Collector for getting the eligibility issue resolved, and for other issues they are asked to submit their application to the SRA who would give an hearing and settle the issues. All this is yet to happen. It is also not clear that whether the CM has approved the report however the report is recently received by NAPM and the NAPM was to act on the same. It is therefore absolutely unjustifiable that the houses are demolished without serving the purpose of the enquiry itself.

While the enquiry is extra-ordinarily delayed, Samarth Spark Developers have used this opportunity to their own advantage, which is grabbing land by displacing the poor. First, they have cleverly manipulated the law by prompting Ashtabhuja Society to file a case against them (vide writ petition 647/2014 date. 03.04.2014) as a result of which the High Court has ordered demolition of these houses. Whether the court was kept in dark about the enquiry commission or not, its judgement has led to the demolition even before the enquiry’s final findings. Then, in cahoots with the local administration, they’ve carried out the demolition before the victims could take recourse to law.

Demolitions were carried out in the early hours of morning by Tehsildar Smt. Dalvi under direct orders from Deputy Collector Ravi Patil.

Out of the 136 demolished homes, 16 were unsurveyed and hence didn’t qualify for demolition.

Out of the demolished houses 111 didn’t qualify under the 1/1/95 cut-off for slum dwellings  but they were to be in the process of getting declared as eligible since the government had decided to increase the 95 cut-off to the year 2000. [‘Free housing for slumdwellers till 2000’ |TNN | Jan 3, 2012]. The Deputy Collector was well-informed about this process but went ahead with the demolitions showing clear bias for the builder fraternity at the cost of urban poor. It is thus clear that the election promises to the urban poor in Mumbai have already forgotten and the politicians are back to their unjustice & illegal practices.

Ten households which were legal structure, but had denied rehabilitation in transit camps were also evicted. Their inability to move into the transit camp was again an administrative blunder as the camp was situated on disputed land (public playground). In any case the transit camp are in a very bad condition and while others are compelled to stay there this households had demanded a legal and liveable transit accommodation. Such high-handedness is unacceptable in any civilized society and can only lead to further disenchantment of the people from administrative machinery and alienation from recourse to law. Other households have been demanding their inclusion in the housing scheme of ashtabhuja society as project affected person (PAPs) since this was accepted by the ashtabhuja society when they were granted the land for the housing project inspite of about 600 families living on the land at the time of allotment.

Ms Medha patkar had called and spoken to Chief Minister asking him to intervene in the matter and not to permit eviction and demolition of houses till the process of enquiry is completed and justice is assured. He had promised to do the same but with no avail.

Eviction notices were handed out on 19th May, 2014 at 1 PM. Showing exemplary promptness and utmost loyalty to their builder benefactors, officials carried out demolitions much before the stipulated deadline of 24 hours was over. At 9.30 AM, 600 families including children, senior citizens and a large number of women were thrown on the streets. Their personal possessions lie buried in the rubble, and in the scorching heat and an impending monsoon, all these citizens of Mumbai have been cruelly left at the mercy of nature.

In the past 11 years, SRA plans have shown little progress. The CAG report for Maharashtra (Civil) dated 31st march 2011 clearly indicates the failure of this scheme.

It is important for media to note the fact that in the past, Chief Promoter of the SRA – Moreshwar Koli and aides of Samarth Spark Developers led by Dattaji Desai and Raju Salve have taken violent measures to take over the land. They are responsible for not just intimidation, but goons were hired on 10th July, 2011 to inflict serious assault on members of Ambedkar Basti.

At this hour of extreme injustice, we seek the support of all citizens of this country who believe in the basic right of shelter for all human beings. Demolition is an act of violence with official sanction; its victims are poor who are living in shanties not out of choice. By criminalizing hard-working women and innocent children, Mumbai will only become a city but without a heart.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Solar Salt

20-May-2014 16:25 IST
Special feature on Regional Sidelines                                   --M.V.S. Prasad*
Common salt touches the lives of almost everyone. Indian salt industry has made rapid strides during last six decades. From an import dependent nation at the time of Independence, today it ranks third amongst 120 salt producing countries, with an average annual production of about 24 million tonnes. The Indian Salt Industry after meeting country's domestic requirements of 18 million tonnes, exports about five million tons of salt to 20 countries.

Out of the total of salt produced in the country annually, 70% salt is produced from sea brine and 28% salt comes from subsoil brines and the remaining 2% is produced from lake brines/salt rocks. Mandi in Himachal Pradesh is the only source of rock salt in India. In India, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan contribute to about 96% of the country's salt production. Gujarat contributes 75% to the total production, followed by Tamil Nadu (11%) and Rajasthan (10%). Other states such as Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Karnataka, West Bengal, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Diu & Daman also contribute to a small extent. About 62% of the total production is from large salt producers, 28% is contributed by small scale producers and rest by medium scale producers. Most of the salt is produced by private sector only. The Indian salt industry uses labour intensive technology in contrast to high level of mechanization in salt industry of nations like Australia, Canada, France, USA etc. India exports surplus production of salt to the tune of about 35 lakh tonnes on an average. Major countries importing salt from India are Japan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, South Korea, North Korea, Malaysia, U.A.E., Vietnam, Qatar etc.

           Nearly 30% of total salt produced goes for human and animal consumption and thus can be a potential carrier of essential micronutrients for combating various diseases normally occurring from deficiency of such nutrients in human body. Salt is also required as a basic feedstock in many of the chemical industries. Worldwide about 60% of the salt produced is used in chemical industry, mostly for producing chlorine, caustic soda and soda-ash which are further utilized in the processes like, organic synthesis, polymer and petrochemicals and petroleum refining etc. and is also required in applications such as de-icing, water treatment or coolants etc.

           The salt content in the oceans is 'virtually inexhaustible.' Besides this there are substantial deposits of salt in major salt producing countries. There are mainly three ways of producing salt (a) direct mining of rock salt, (b) forced evaporation of brine, and (c) solar evaporation of brine. The most common and energy efficient method is progressive evaporation and concentration of sea, subsoil or lake brines in various condensing and crystallizing pans utilizing solar energy.

           In general, purer the salt the more valuable it is. Moisture in salt, mainly due to the presence of excess impurities of magnesium salts, is also detrimental as it can lead to the caking up of salt besides being an unwanted baggage during transportation of salt. For example, if 10 million tonnes of salt has to be transported from the fields by road, a 4% moisture level in salt would amount to ca. 40,000 unnecessary trips! A dry salt thus helps reduce the carbon footprint.

           Over the years a series of inventions have taken place in the area of solar salt. CSIR-Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, a premier salt research institute has made a commendable contribution in the development of novel cost effective technologies of high purity solar salt production.

           The Indian salt industry in general lacks adoption of novel methods of solar salt production leading to inferior quality of harvested salt than countries such as Australia and Mexico. Improving the quality of such impure salt requires mechanical washing and other chemical treatments. CSIR-Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, along with various State Governments and Salt Department, the Government is continuously pursuing the programmme of improving the quality of solar salt in a cluster development fashion as well as in the form of establishment of model salt farms which serve as demonstration units among the salt producers.

           Mechanization/modernization of solar salt works and use of saline wastes of various industries during solar salt production will also lead to enhancement in salt productivity. The latter will help not only in improving yield but also in improving the quality of slat and mitigation of environmental hazards generally occurred from discharge of effluent in sea or other at other places. Heavy losses in salt production are incurred as a consequence of unfavourable climatic conditions like heavy rainfall etc. Such issues can be addressed partially by mechanization and automation of solar salts. The mechanization of salt works will not only help in overcoming the problems of shortage of desired manpower engaged in salt production activities but will also help in improving the quality and yield of solar salt.

Indian salt industry is targeting production of 40 million tons salt by 2020 to meet its domestic requirement of 25 million tons an export about 10 million salt. It can be achieved by effective utilization of the available 6.1 lakh acre land and increasing productivity using modern technology. The slat industry is to be mechanized, merger of the salt works to increase the size of operation and use of solar plant in place of traditional electric / diesel power is to be encouraged.
*Director, PIB, Chennai
PIB (Feature)

Monday, May 19, 2014

"47 to 84": Road Show in Delhi

Road Show in Delhi to promote 47to84
New Delhi: 19th May 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Yesterday, under United Sikh Mission Sikh organizations like Sant Sipahi Seva Dal, Adol Passionates) and few others organised motorbike road rally for promotion of upcoming movie "47TO 84" produced by Babli Singh.
Motobike  Road rally started from Rajouri Garden and moved to Rajouri Garden main market, Subhash Nagar Market, Krishna Park Market, Tilak Vihar, Tilak Nagar Main Market, Jail Road, Fateh Nagar which ended at Gurdawara Sri Bangla Sahib.
In this movie Babli Singh explained how Sikhs are killed in 1947 during the partition of India & Pakistan and thereafter shows Sikhs are brutally killed in 1984.

Indefinite hunger strike by BSNL employees

Protest Dharna before GMT office Ludhiana
Ludhiana: 19th May 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
NFTE (BSNL) Ludhiana unit today started their agitation to press for their demanded that those posted to rural areas 5-6 years back be brought back to city area. Protected negotiations were held over several months been without results. NFTE feels that they did not have any other option as the administration was continuously indulging in delaying tactics. In today agitation once representation started indefinite hunger strike.

The gathering on this occasion had Com. Surjit Singh, Com. Sudhakar Rai, Com. Mohinder Parshad, Com. Nand Kishore, Com. Sanjay Walia, Com. K.K. Mishra, Com. Jeewan Kumar, Com. Keshav Rai, Com. Peeyush Verma.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Punjab set to reel under Dilip Chhabria Magic

DC Design Showroom opens in Ludhiana
Ludhiana: 18 May 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau): 
After spreading Dilip Chhabria’s car magic in 10 States , DC Designis bringing the magic to Punjab through its North India franchisee ‘Swift Initiative’ with the launch of their first exclusive DC Design Showroom on Ferozpur Road , Ludhiana.  
DC has evolved during the years , their products are world class and of utmost luxury , the Lounge addition can be compared with any of the latest aircraft recliners , DC is also coming up with the first Indian sports car ‘ Avanti’ which will take the country by storm , Their 2014 launch of the Elaron –  Two door Targa top SUV and Tia- Two door Two seater mini is really futuristic and something India would not have seen before, we will be showcasing some of theese cars during our launch ,  On the business front we get a lot of customers from punjab and to meet the demand we finally decided it’s the right time to launch an exclusive showroon in punjab said Bharat Sidheshwar Rai , M.D. Swift Initiative . 
DCD has produced more than 600 unique car  designs; from supercars to a complete re-haul of the humble Ambassador. DCD has also provided design and prototyping services to the likes of Aston Martin, Renault and GM. Today DCD also designsrefurbishes aircraft interiors , Home Interiors and Art . DCD is now synonymous with bespoke luxury and avant-garde automotive design, added Rai.
This is what every car wants to grow up to be. DCD has custom interior and exterior variations available for Toyota Innova ,Fortuner , Mahindra XUV 500, Manindra Thar, , Renault Duster , Ford Eco Sport , Nissan Evalia , Nissan Sunny , Nissan Teranno . There are also exterior body kits for Swift, i20, City , Cruze , Elamtra and many more . These modifications include luxury interiors, attractive exteriors and a whole host of technology options. That little DC logo on your car will mean that you are a part of an exclusive club that appreciates refined taste and do not settle for ordinary.
More About DC Design: 
The journey begins in 1983 when Dilip Chhabria returned to India after spending a year at General Motor’s Design Center in Detroit. Having studied Transportation Design from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, his experience in the car mass-production business soon made him realize that his passion lay in developing and designing unique creations. He took the entrepreneurial plunge and started creating automotive accessories for the mass market.

They say passion breeds its own success and soon enough DC’s accessories became a favourite for automotive enthusiasts. Within a decade it became the largest accessory manufacturing outfit in the country. But this canvas wasn’t big enough for DC. From the start he knew that his goal was to design a whole car and not just some of its parts.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

CICU has launched the Skill Development Initiative

Sat, May 17, 2014 at 5:49 PM
After completion candidates are awarded with Govt. Recognized Certification
Ludhiana: 17th may 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Chamber of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings (CICU) has launched the Skill Development Initiative Scheme (SDIS) in a big way at their SDC at Head office Gill Road, Ludhiana from May 2014 as a VTP under Social Corporate Responsibility Program.
It will help the industry and commerce sectors of Punjab, in providing them skilled workforce who may be unemployed/underemployed youth i.e. school/college pass outs/drop outs & ITI graduates etc. on Modular Employable Skills (MES) pattern.
On one side it will help our youth in improving their economic conditions and getting good jobs, on other side it will keep them away from social evils like drug addiction etc.
Although we have a large young population, but only 10% acquires the Vocational Skills in India. Whereas in industrial developed countries of world it varies from 60%to 96%.
CICU will provide large number of unemployed/underemployed youth an access to Skill Development trainings /courses for improving their employability & making them availability of proper jobs. The skilled workforce will improve the productivity as well as ability to adapt in the changing industrial environment to face global competition and our industry will become self sufficient for skilled workforce.
This program has been started under Ministry of Labor & Employment, (GOI) with the help of the State Govt. considering it essential for youth under strategic frame work in close consultation with Industry, MSME, unorganized sector, experts and academicians after studying the educational levels, social and economic needs of the youth of Punjab.
General Secretary of CICU, Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja told that we have opened two centres for IT and Engineering courses. The capacity of the centres will be 300 students per month for getting different type of trainings.
CICU has also made special arrangements to provide training to the elderly persons to upgrade their computer and engineering related skills to enhance their job & business prospects, in addition to unemployed youth.
The courses offered are basic engineering measurements & calibration, basic & advanced AutoCAD, basic & advanced computer/ IT courses, basic & advanced accounts & banking courses, computer networking, telecom sale and retail sector management. These are short terms (1-3 months) and flexible delivery (1-3 hrs a day) courses of different levels (foundation, skill formation, up gradation) to meet demands of various target groups of industry & commerce, under the guidance of qualified and experienced faculty.
After completion of the training the candidates are awarded with Govt. Recognized Certification as well as guidance and assistance for job opportunities through strong CICU network system.     

PM’s Address to the Nation

17-May-2014 10:17 IST
I am confident about the future of India
Following is the text of Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s address to the Nation:

My Fellow Citizens, 

I address you today for the last time as Prime Minister of India. 

Ten years ago, when I was entrusted with this responsibility, I entered upon it with diligence as my tool, truth as my beacon and a prayer that I might always do the right thing. 

Today, as I prepare to lay down office, I am aware that well before the final judgment that we all await from the Almighty, there is judgment in the court of public opinion that all elected officials and governments are required to submit themselves to. 

Fellow citizens, each one of us should respect the judgement that you have delivered. The just concluded elections have deepened the foundations of our democratic polity. 

As I have said on many occasions, my life and tenure in public office are an open book. I have always tried to do my best in serving this great nation of ours. 

In the last ten years, we as a country have seen many successes and achievements that we should be proud of. Today, India is a far stronger country in every respect than it was a decade ago. I give credit for these successes to all of you. However, there is still vast latent development potential in our country and we must collectively work hard to realize it. 

As I leave office, my abiding memory will be the love and kindness that I have always received from you. I owe everything to this country, this great land of ours where I, an underprivileged child of Partition, was empowered enough to rise and occupy high office. It is both a debt that I will never be able to repay and a decoration that I will always wear with pride. 

Friends, I am confident about the future of India. I firmly believe that the emergence of India as a major powerhouse of the evolving global economy is an idea whose time has come. Blending tradition with modernity and unity with diversity, this nation of ours can show the way forward to the world. Serving this nation has been my privilege. There is nothing more that I could ask for. 

I wish the incoming government every success as it embarks on its task and pray for even greater successes for our nation. 

Thank you. Jai Hind. 


Learn to Lead Scholarship Test, 2014

Sat, May 17, 2014 at 1:53 PM
CJM K.K.Singla insisted on job oriented education courses
Ludhiana 17th May 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau): UEI Global College, Ludhiana  organised the Learn to Lead  Scholarship Test, 2014 to award its Scholarships & Scholarship Certificates to students who have appeared or passed  Class 12th board exams, with interest in professional &  job oriented  courses in  Hotel Management & BBA.
The event was presided by Mr. Navneet Chitkara,  Director  UEI Global College, Ludhiana & Mr. K.K.Singla, Chief Judicial Magistrate cum Secretary Punjab Legal Service Authority,Ludhiana was the Chief Guest.On this Occasion he motivated students & parents for professional Courses & Uprise  the esteemed gathering about Fundamental duties especially duties of parent to send there children to school for education. Cash prizes were given under the Learn to lead program  & Scholarships worth Rs.4.15 lacs were given in Various Hotel Management & BBA courses in UEI Global, were given under the Kapil Dev Scholarship Program by the Kapil Dev  Foundation to 20 students. This was followed by a presentation by Mr. Navneet Chitkara  on the importance of  professional courses in changing the employability scenario of the youth of our country.

On the occasion Mr. Navneet Chitkara Director,  Ludhiana  said, “UEI Global – India’s leading Management Institute with 16 campuses across India, is proud to announce and bring the nationwide campaign   “Learn to Lead”. The campaign “Learn to Lead” through 3,000 volunteers will cover 25,000 schools to reach 5,000,000 students across the nation. This initiative is to connect with the students currently studying in XIIth standard, aspiring for professional courses. Through this campaign they will be able to understand the significance of experiential learning”.  

Ms Disha Arora Team Leader, UEI Global Ludhiana also said, “It is just the Third phase of the “Learn to Lead” campaign & more cash prizes and scholarships would be awarded till September. Mr. Davinder Singh, Harpreet Kaur, Himanshu, Sukhwinder Kaur, Jasvir Singh, Jagmohan Singh, Priya Singh, Jaswinder Kaur, Gurinder Ali & Many More students who got scholarships in the range of Rs 5000-30000.

The other students were also delighted to get the scholarships and wanted their friends also to get the benefit of Kapil Dev Scholarship. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

EVMs could have been tampered

Thu, May 15, 2014 at 11:09 PM
An address tag used on the Control Unit found on road
Dear Friends,

We wish to bring a shocking incident to your notice. An address tag used on the Control Unit used at Polling Station No.29 at Shivajinagar / Mankhurd assembly segment of the Mumbai North East Parliamentary constituency was found on the road at Shivajinagar today. This address tag is an important identifier of the machine used on the day of polling and the tag being found on the road indicates that the machine could have been tampered with before being transported to the place of storage after the elections. We have already filed a complaint with the Returning Officer and urged him not to start counting in this booth till thorough investigation is done in this matter.  A copy of our complaint and the picture of the tag is being sent to you.


Medha Patkar
Candidate of AAP from Mumbai North East

(Contact: Sanjay M G :- 9869984803; Suniti S R :- 9423571784)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pledge to fight for a society based on justice and equality

Wed, May 14, 2014 at 5:05 PM
Homage to Martyrs Com Gurmail Singh Hunjan and Com Joginder Singh
PandherKhedi: (Ludhiana): 14 may 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
The Communist Party of India (CPI) has flayed the Akali - BJP Government in Punjab for its promotion of the mafia of various types and blatant intervention in the police affairs which has led to deterioration of law and order in the state. The latest case of acquittal of all the culprits in the Sarabha Nagar shoot out case has thoroughly exposed the government and the role of police, because of which people involved in public shootout be acquitted even though the two groups reached a compromise. This public shootout threatened the lives of innocent people therefore the people involved should have been booked under relevant IPC act. This was stated by several speakers addressing the gathering on the occasion of 25th martyrdom anniversary of Com Gurmail Singh Hunjan and Com Joginder Singh who fought against separatist designs of Khalisatni terrorists and laid down their lives for integrity and sovereignty of the country, a mammoth public meeting was organised under the president ship of Mrs.Harbans Kaur at their native village Pandher Kheri, Block Dehlon, Distt. Ludhiana where like previous years thousands of people gathered  to pay homage to the beloved leaders. While paying homage Com Com Bant Singh Brar- Punjab State Secretary CPI praised the glorious role of comrades in Punjab who did not care for their lives to save integrity of the nation during the days of terrorism in Punjab. He cautioned that similar danger signals are appearing again. It is a serious matter that the present Akali BJP government is completely ignoring such development and sheltering such elements. Com Brar further cautioned said that communists have dual challenge of fighting fundamentalism as well as struggle for socio economic justice. After the neoliberal economic policies the working class, peasantry and other toiling masses are hit hard due to job freeze, under employment, insecurity of jobs, violation of labour laws with impunity, rising prices of essential items and inability to afford the high cost of health and education. The super rich are being given subsidies while the govt. is taking away all subsidies from the poor people.  In Punjab, he said, the public sector is being scuttled blatantly. Referring to the transport he said he said that whereas the govt. run buses are being run on non profit timings, the private buses owned by the CM and his kins are being given tax concessions and highly profitable timings causing immense loss to the exchequer. As a result of the neo liberal policies promoting mad race for money there are occurring scams of  unprecedented level.

Com Kartar Singh Bowani – Distt. Secretary CPI said that the deteriorating law and order situation in Punjab is a very serious matter. He expressed deep concern at the falling economic condition of the farmers in Punjab leading to suicide by them. Others who paid tribute to the martyrs include Dr.Arun Mitra, Com O.P.Mehta, S.Tej Parkash Singh, S. Malkit Dakha, S. Lakhvir Singh Lakha, Com.Gulzar Goria, Amar Singh Bhattian, Mewa Singh-Raikot, Bhagwan Singh-Maloud, Com D.P.Maur, Dr.Gulzar Pandher, Principal Jagjit Singh, Com.Paramjit Sehora, Com.Kulwant Singh Hunjan also gave tribute to the martyrs. The meritorious school students were awarded. School children recited patriotic poems. Revolutionary songs were presented.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Style of Celebrating Guru's Birthday

Wed, May 14, 2014 at 2:53 PM
A free Dispensary opened for needy peoples
Ludhiana: 14 may 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Anand Marg Pracharak Sangh Ludhiana celebrated the birthday of revered Guru "Shri Shri AnandMurthi Ji" by doing Akand Kirtan for 6hours on 13.04.2014 and then Meditation and discussions on ideology. A Free Dispensary was opened for poor and down graded people in the area of New Kundan Puri Ludhiana.
The opening ceremony was done by Acharya Chitprabhanand Avdhoot and renowned doctors Mr. Bhupinder Jain and Mr. Anish Jain were doctors to attend the patient.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

CICU Condemns the Proposal of PSPCL

Sat, May 10, 2014 at 5:15 PM
Imposing Power Cuts and Seeking Hike in Power Tariff will have negative impact
Ludhiana: 19 May 2014: (Punjab screen Bureau):

Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU said that the proposal of PSPCL for Imposing Power Cuts and seeking hike In Power Tariff submitted to PSERC is uncalled for which will have negative impact on the industry as the cost of production will go up subsequently and lead the industry uncompetitive. This unrealistic proposal is contrary to the tall claims of power surplus Punjab repeatedly being announced by PSPCL. Besides inconvenience to power consumers, the hike in power tariff will be burdening industrial and domestic sectors at the cost of providing free electricity to agriculturalists. Punjab is now a power surplus state therefore should provide power at reasonable rate with other States in India.

Hiking power tariff every year to provide free electricity to farmers cannot be justified as MSMEs are also reeling under adverse economic scenario. All policies framed by PSPCL are anti industry and the industrialists of Punjab are being supplied power at exorbitant rate as compared with all other Northern States. One cannot hope that any new industry will come up in the State due to repeated hike in power tariff and imposition of power cuts.

Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja General Secretary said that losses of PSPCL are mainly attributable to deficiencies in financial management, planning, implementation of projects, running their operations and monitoring and losses can be minimized or eliminated with better management. He has requested and urged upon Chairman Punjab State Energy Regulatory Commission not to grant permission to PSPCL for hike in power tariff which is bound to fuel inflation and prices northward, so as to save the Punjab industry from disaster and further exodus to adjoining states having pro industrial policies.  

CICU requests and urges upon Hon’ble Chief Minister, Sh. Parkash Singh Badal to advise Chairman PSERC not to grant approval for the proposal of PSPCL for seeking hike In Power Tariff so as to encourage investments from other States in Punjab and to boost existing industry.

Friday, May 9, 2014

President and General Secretary CICU Facilitated and Honored

Fri, May 9, 2014 at 6:15 PM
Event organized by Focal Point Welfare Association 
Ludhiana: 9th May 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Sh. Avtar Singh on his election as President of CICU and nomination of Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja as General Secretary CICU were honoured by Focal Point Welfare Association, Phase-VII, Ludhiana.

Sh. Kulwinder Singh Benipal President Focal Point Welfare Association in a statement released said that Stalwarts of Ludhiana Industries and CICU Members elected Sh. Avtar Singh, as President, who is associated with the Chamber since 1990,  un-opposed in the Annual General Meeting held on 23rd April’ 2014.    Taking into consideration the all outs efforts and services, for the growth and development of Trade and Industry, the President has nominated Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja as General Secretary CICU.

Sh. Avtar Singh President CICU said that it is challenging time ahead, MSMEs can grow faster than ever but we need to change quickly and continuously.  An encompassing growth is need of the hour as a Small Entrepreneur today will be a big Entrepreneur tomorrow and might become multi-national Enterprise eventually, if given the comfort of timely development support. Accordingly, CICU intend to accelerate activities periodically for boosting growth and development of MSMEs in the State of Punjab. 

Sh. Upkar Singh Ahuja General Secretary CICU said that under the guidance of Sh. Avtar Singh President, I will handle the affairs of CICU in a smooth, effective and transparent manner. This meeting was attended by Sh. Manjit Singh Khalsa ChairmanFocal Point Welfare Association, Sh. Ajit Singla, Sh. Joga Singh, Sh. Malik Singh, SH. Rajesh Arora and other prominent & Key Industrialists who expressed confidence in the new leadership of CICU.