Fortis La Femme reaches out to Family physicians highlighting their role in women and child health care

October 30, 2017, Bengaluru – Fortis La Femme organized a Continued Medical Education (CME) program to discuss various health challenges faced by women and Children. The event took place on 29th October, 2017 with a team of world renowned doctors including Dr Prathima Reddy MBBS, MRCOG (London), FRCOG (London), FACOG (USA);Dr. Aruna Muralidhar, MD MRCOG;Dr. Sreenath S Manikanti, MBBS, MD, DCH(London), MRCPCH, Fellow-Neonatology (UK) and Dr. Ashlesha B, MBBS, MRCPsych, FRANZCP, Fellow in Women’s Mental Health and Perinatal Psychiatry (University of Toronto).

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The main objective of the scheduled CMEwas to edifythe industry experts, including eminent family physicians, of the many health related challenges faced by women and children today. The program offered a platform for knowledge sharing to bring together the brightest minds in the profession. Experts discussed their findings and shared observations to help enhance understandings of key relevant health issues like abnormal uterine bleeding & its management, need/importance of routine antenatal/postnatal care, role of general physician in perinatal mental health and the outcomes of indiscriminate antibiotic usage among children.

Fortis La Femme, Richmond Road, which opened October 2015 in Bengaluru, was the second hospital under the La Femme brand of hospitals. The hospital provides holistic clinical care designed just for women which covers every stage of a woman’s life from birth, adolescence, motherhood, to menopause and beyond. Medical care at the hospital includes Obstetrics (Painless Labor), Gynaecology, Neonatology (Level III NICU), Anaesthesia, Pediatrics, Pediatric ICU, General & Laparoscopic Surgery, Bariatric, Cosmetic Surgeries, Dentistry and Genetic &FetalMedicine.

Ms. Anika Parashar, COO Fortis La Femme, on the occasion said, “, “Women’s well-being and health are the most important topics for education today in healthcare industry. We at La Femme aim to be pioneers of Women’s Health Education by bringing forth our world-class clinicians to spread awareness across the country through these continued medical education programs.”

 

 

 

 

LAHARI.K.B.

Narayana Educational Institutions celebrate ‘Narayana Medikotsav 2017’

300 students from Narayana PU college and plus 1 colleges who have secured medical seats felicitated

·         Over 400 students, aspiring to become doctors benefit from interactive orientation session

Bangalore, 29th October 2017: In a unique event held in the city over 300 students (alumni) who have passed out from Narayana PU college and plus 1 colleges gathered together for ‘Narayana Medikotsav 2017’ where they were felicitated by the management of Narayana Institutions for clearing the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) with flying colors and successfully getting seats in leading medical colleges across Karnataka and the country. The felicitation program was preceded by an informative orientation session for the students of standard 10th who are aspiring to become medical professionals in the future. The medicos shared their life experiences and also shared their success stories with the kids to motivate them. This program helped to bridge the gap and helped the young aspirants to understand the challenges involved in successfully making it through the NEET examinations. The program was presided by Dr. Harsha IPS, Director of DIPR and DR. V. K. Srinivas MD, DM – Sr Interventional Cardiologist, Chief of Cardiology – Mallya Hospital

 Speaking on the occasion Dr. Sindhura, Managing Director – Narayana Group said, “It gives us immense pleasure to see all these 300 students together coming back to celebrate their success with their Alma Mater. We are overjoyed that these students have made us proud. We at Narayana Group believe in creating global leaders. The training we provide at our institute enables our students to prepare well for the academic challenges. We motivate them to excel in every aspect and the result of this in front of us today. 300 of our students have successful cleared NEET-17 with flying colors. We wish them all the very best for their future and hope they live up to our motto and become leaders globally”

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG is an entrance examination in India, for students who wish to study any graduate medical course (MBBS/ dental course (BDS) in government or private medical colleges in India. NEET-UG (Undergraduate), for MBBS and BDS courses, are conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). NEET replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges themselves in 2013. The Last NEET entrance exam(2017) was held on 7th may and results were declared on 23rd May 2017.

Commenting on the event, Mrs. Sharani – Director, Narayana Group of Institutions said, “The Narayana Medikotsav 2017 program is organized to help the young aspiring students to learn from the experiences of their seniors. The children today got direct exposure to what they will have to face in the coming years and hearing this from their own seniors makes them even confident and prepared. The NEET examination is a true test of the children’s skill and they have to be very focused and dedicated to pass out with flying colors like their seniors did. As facilitators we wish to take that extra step of not just training the students in classrooms but also enabling them to learn from the success stories, and who else could be better but their seniors who studied along with them. This not only motivates the children, but also talks volumes about the quality and standard of education at Narayana PU college and plus 1 colleges”

“We at Narayana PU college and plus 1 colleges work along with the children to help them achieve their goals. This approach has proven to be very successful for us. 3 of our students have topped the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) in the past and we are dedicated to continue our success spree” She added

The Narayana Group is Asia’s largest educational conglomerate with over 300,000 students and 30,000 experienced teaching and non-teaching faculty in over 500 centres. Spread across 13 states, Narayana is the pride of India in hosting a plethora of schools, junior colleges, engineering, medical and management institutions, along with IAS training academy, coaching and correspondence centres. With three and a half decades of experience in catering to the needs and aspirations of students, Narayana has already become a benchmark in academic excellence by continuously delivering top and matchless results in intra-national and international competitive examinations.

Mr. Md Habeeb, Mr.Surendranath Reddy and Mr. B V Nagaraju, the Core Deans at Narayana Group were also present at the event and motivated the children.






                                              -LAHARI. K. B. 

U.S. Immigration Fund and The Chopras Group Partner to bring India a Global Future

​Bengaluru – ​

October 14, 2017 |: The Chopras, a leading higher education business in exclusive partnership with U.S. Immigration Fund are bringing families in India the opportunity to invest in a global future to enable business, education, career and residential opportunities in the United States. An official series of exclusive seminars across the nation are educating investors and families on the details of the EB-5 program and the process of obtaining US Green Card Status via high quality real estate investments.

The EB-5 visa program offers foreign investors to invest $500,000 into a qualified project. The project should successfully create 10 full-time jobs for U.S. worker’s basis which the individual and his/her immediate family is given a permanent green card.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. John Linn, Director of Asia-Pacific Operations at U.S. Immigration Fund, said, “As Indian economy is growing at a rapid pace, there is a lot of exchange between our neighboring countries to facilitate and furthermore business opportunities. Such seminars will prove to be a beneficial exchange of culture and employment opportunity where potential investors can make use of long term benefits extended by the US government. This is a great investment vehicle and has huge potential in generating multiple jobs and in turn rich dividends to the investors.”

Shan Chopra, Managing Partner, The Chopra Group added “Our partnership is focused on advancing opportunity for individuals and families in education, careers and business in the United States. Global mobility and access are in high demand in an emerging India, and our offering provides freedom and flexibility to many aiming to build a global future for their families. We’re excited to be in the early phases of developing a program that has intrinsic value for all stakeholders and is sure to see a steep growth curve over the next 18-24 months in India”.

The seminar enlightened the future investors on the benefits and nuances of this U.S. EB-5 Investment program. The summit also focused on planning the future for U.S. college education and having a complete understanding of all the visa options. Both firms are working closely to establish a dedicated Investor Relations arm to manage the needs of their clients from start to finish in the execution of the EB-5 investor visa. The EB-5 investment opportunity is available in all offices operated by The Chopras across 20 cities, and growing.

The U.S. Congress created the EB-5 Program in 1990 to enable high net worth Foreign Investors to obtain a U.S. Visa by investing in a U.S. business that will benefit the economy and create more jobs.

The EB-5 seminar was scheduled to take place in five cities in India out of which Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Delhi were successfully conducted. The programme agenda and relevant information for the roadshows in the cities mentioned above is available on the website of The Chopras.

 

 

 

 

LAHARI.K.B.

USIF and The Chopras Collaborate For A Bright Business Future

October 14 , 2017 | Bangalore | : The Chopras in exclusive collaboration with U.S. Immigration Fund are bringing families in India the opportunity to invest in a global future to enable business, education, career and residential opportunities in the U.S. by conducting a session today on EB-5 Visa Process in Bengaluru.

Mrs.Bindu Chopra, Director-International Relations , The Chopras

The EB-5 visa program offers foreign investors to invest $500,000 or $1,000,000 (depending on the type of investment) into a qualified project. The project should successfully create 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers basis which the individual and his/her immediate family is given a permanent green card.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. John Linn, Director of Asia-Pacific Operations at U.S. Immigration Fund, said, “As Indian economy is growing at a rapid pace, there is a lot of exchange between our neighboring countries to facilitate and furthermore business opportunities. Such seminars will prove to be a beneficial exchange of culture and employment opportunity where potential investors can make use of long term benefits extended by the US government. This is a great investment vehicle and has huge potential in generating multiple jobs and in turn rich dividends to the investors.”

The Team of U.S. Immigration Fund, EB-5 experts and staff enlightened the future investors on the benefits and nuances of this U.S. Visa Programme. The summit also focused on planning the future for U.S. college education and having a complete understanding of all the immigration and visa options.

The U.S. Congress created the EB-5 Program in 1990 to enable high net worth Foreign Investors to obtain a U.S. Visa by investing in a U.S. business that will benefit the economy and create more jobs.

The EB 5 programme has been held in Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Delhi, Mumbai and finally in Bangalore. The programme agenda and relevant information for the roadshows in the cities mentioned above is available on the website of The Chopras.

 

 

 

 

LAHARI.K.B.

Forever 21 Launches Fall ‘17 Collection in India

Fashion and style Guru Prasad Bidapa showcased the latest collection~

~Sandalwood diva, Aindrita Ray launches the unique #WeAreForever campaign~

Bengaluru, October 12, 2017:  Forever 21, a leading fast fashion brand from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd launched its Fall 2017 collection with its unique #WeAreForever campaign celebrating individuality and inclusivity.Marking a new chapter in India’s fashion scene, Forever 21’s Fall ‘17 collection comprises of everything glamorous and edgy. The curated collection was showcased by famous fashion and style Guru Prasad Bidapa at a much fanfare gathering hosted at the Forever 21 store, VR Bengaluru, Whitefield. The showstopper for the evening was the stunning Sandalwood actress Aindrita Ray; she walked the runway with grace and splendor sporting the latest collection.

 The event saw the glitterati of the garden city coming out in full swing. The guest list comprised of the crème-de-la crème of the fashion industry, including world’s top snooker & billiards champion Pankaj Advani, upcoming sandalwood actress Ria Malwade, pro-golfer and social activist Nikki Ponappa.

                                                                                                                                                                   Speaking at the launch,Mr. Rahul Jhamb, Brand Head, Forever 21 (India Business Operations), Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited said, “We are happy to introduce the most awaited Fall ‘17 collection which is inspired by the latest global runway trends. Fashion is an important tool for self-expression and our fall campaign #WeAreForever strongly resonates this thought. Our collection celebrates individuality and inclusiveness. It calls out “Come FALL in Love” which represents the largeness of our campaign. At Forever 21, we aspire to make high fashion accessible to fashion-conscious youngsters by introducing different styles every week. The new collection will be available across our 18 stores in the country. We would like to thank all our patrons for making Forever 21 the most loved fashion destination of the country.”

Forever 21’s Fall ‘17 collection comprises of logo tees, to sheer ruffle adorned blouses, velvet and silk camisoles that are set against denim jackets, skirts and trousers mirrors the spirit of the collection. The new look of the classic moto jacket with studs is a wardrobe must have for the uber-chic women. Adding on to the collection is the wide range of accessories to choose from. Beanies, studded belts, golden hoop earrings, knee high socks, rose colored sunglasses and metallic booties, these fashion accessories is surely going to up the glam quotient of the discerning women. The men’s casual wear offers an interesting variety of two tone denims and track jackets with unique detailing and pops of color, velvet hoodies and camouflage which will provide a fresh and modern spin to their wardrobe.

Bringing global trends and runway fashion closer to the fashionistas, Forever 21 promises to provide a unique fashion journey to its fashion conscious customers.

 

 

LAHARI.K.B

Ciclo Café, India’s First Cycling-inspired Restaurant Enters Bengaluru!

Opens 4th café in Indiranagar, after the success of Chennai, Hyderabad & Gurgaon

Bengaluru, 11th October, 2017:  After pedaling through Chennai, Hyderabad and Gurgaon, India’s first cycling-themed restaurant, Ciclo Café (pronounced as Chee-klo), is now opening in the F&B hub of Bengaluru at Indiranagar. Ciclo Café aims to promote cycling as an active lifestyle choice throughout India, while serving up delicious food and drinks. The concept has had tremendous success in markets like Gurgaon, Chennai, and Hyderabad.

Ashsih Thadani

Ciclo merges the concept of cycling with a delightful café ambience which stands out with its quirky, cycling-inspired furniture. It is a well-lit space with comfortable long-table settings for families, an open seating area for large groups and a delightful use of bicycle components built into the decor. The carefully crafted menu is designed to cater to the metropolitan crowd of Bengaluru with interesting twists to local favourites from around the country including dishes like Telangana mutton, Bombay Vada pav, Grilled kasundi black pomfret to name a few.

In a stark departure from other restaurant experiences, customers of Ciclo Café can also choose from 8 premium bicycle brands like Montra, Ridley, Cannondale, Bianchi, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn, Dahon, etc. which are available for purchase or hire. Along with this, one can also expect cycling merchandise and accessories, expert advice on cycling, and curated rides – all accompanied with world-class hospitality.

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What’s more, if you’re a cyclist you can bring your cycle and your appetite over for some tender loving care. Ciclo services cycles as well as your appetite!

Speaking on the occasionAshish R Thadani, CEO, TI Absolute Concepts (Ciclo Café), echoed, “We launched Ciclo Café in 2015 with the vision to promote cycling as a culture in India. Ciclo is the place to head to whether you are a die-hard foodie or a cycling enthusiast! Bengaluru has the right combination of cycling aficionados and foodies with a global outlook, and we are delighted to be a part of the vibrant restaurant culture of the city.”

 

 

 

 

 

Property registrations in B’luru see a rise; falls in Karnataka as a whole

Bengaluru has shown a positive growth rate in property registrations. It has seen a marginal increase while in Karnataka as a whole there has been a significant decline.  In Karnataka as a whole property registrations have come down by 0.4%. It came down from 7.79 lakh in the first five months of 2016-17 to 7.76 lakh in the same period this year. 
 
However this is not the case in Bengaluru. In Bengaluru property registration has seen an increase by a margin of 5% in the first five months of the financial year (April- August) when compared to the same period last year. It is widely speculated  that boost in buyer confidence in Bengaluru due to the ease in getting loans and the central government’s incentive for low- income and middle- income groups may been reason for this rise in property registrations in Bengaluru. 
 
Viswa Prathap Desu, senior vice president (sales and marketing), Brigade group said,” Brigade has seen a rise in sales in August, post settling in of RERA and GST aspects. The sales are concentrated primarily in Ready-to-move-in apartments resulting in Developers liquidating their inventory. We have also seen a higher incidence of ready to move in apartments moving faster.  This phenomenon is visible primarily in Bangalore and hence once can co-relate with the increase in Registrations in Bangalore”.
 
It will be difficult to meet the annual target of Rs. 9,000 crore in revenue as shown by the figures for the first five months and the trends since then. Despite the ravage brought on by Demonetization on the real estate deals in the the last financial year, there were 17.39 property registrations in the state. But, this year the numbers till till August stood at 7.76 lakh. 
 
Suresh Hari, vice president of real estate association CREDAI said that the the main reason for the fall in registrations is the implementation of RERA ( Real Estate Regulation Act) and ongoing project registrations.“Builders are finding it hard to promote or advertise their properties because of the delay in the registration process. It has become difficult for the builders to sell So, until the registration process is sped up, this problem will remain”, he added.
 
Variables like rain, large number of holidays can also be the reason for the significant decline in registrations in the state.
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