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Published: 23rd November 2012 11:50 AM

Last Updated: 23rd November 2012 11:50 AM

Raining discounts at Titan Eye Plus

Titan Eye plus, India’s leading eyewear retail chain announced up to 40 percent discount offer on its frames and sunglass collections. The offer is valid from November 20, 2012 across all Titan Eye Plus stores in Bhubaneswar. This offer is valid across the entire range of frames from in-house brands like titan, Eye+, Dash and Cabana sunglass range from Titan Eye Plus. Customers can also avail this attractive offer on a wide range of international brands. To make it all the more exciting, Titan Eye+ is extending this offer to its newly luanched Bikers collection from Cabana and Suncovers collection from Polaroid. Also on offer is a flat 10 percent discount on Titan lenses and a flat 20 percent discount on all brands of contact lenses. This offer is applicable across more than 500 products at stores across the country.

Cinthol launches shower gel

Cinthol, the 60 year old flagship brand from the stable of Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) announced the launch of a range of shower gels to its kitty to cater to vibrant, energetic and young India.Sunil Kataria, EVP, Marketing and Sales, GCPL said ‘’The campaign aims to target the ‘youthful explorer’ that exists in all of us. We have revamped the product range and the packaging of Cinthol making it look more premium and ‘alive’. We wanted to communicate this new personality of the brand with a proposition of ‘Alive is Awesome’. With this new campaign the brand will connect to a vibrant, energetic, young India in order to build a strong personal grooming brand that delivers premium experiences.”

Foundation day lecture at KIIT

Dr. Verghese Kurien, the Father of White Revolution in India, had utmost respect for the wisdom of Indian farmers and the expertise of competent professionals, said  RS Sodhi, Managing Director of GCMMF (Amul) at KIIT University on November 20, 2012. Delivering the 6th Foundation Day Lecture at KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM), he said, Dr. Kurien was against policy measures such as FDI in retail sector, since he felt that such a move would be detrimental to the interest of Indian farmers.

A Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS congratulated Sodhi and said KIIT likes to invite great personalities to the institution and the state and learn from their wisdom. Prof. PP Mathur, VC, KIIT University, Dr. Sasmita Samanta, Registrar; Dr. LK Vaswani, Director, KSRM; and RN Dash, Secretary KIIT & KISS also spoke on the occasion.

New branch of OBC inaugurated

Oriental Bank of Commerce, Bhubaneswar Region added a new branch at Kendrapara on November 19, 2012. Inaugurated by Durga Prasad Behera, Collector & District Magistrate, Kendrapara in the presence of Gautam Sinha Ray, DGM, OBC, the total number of branches in  Bhubaneswar region reached 45 and total branch network of the bank touched 876.

Synergy lab gets GoI recognition

The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research,Government of India has accorded recognition to the research laboratory of Synergy Group of Institutions under Shivani Educational and Charitable Trust. Recently a scientific team visited the research laboratory of Synergy Institute of Technology and highly appreciated the research work being carried out in this institution in different areas of Nanotechnology and Polymer Science. This has been possible due to the concerted efforts of Binod Dash, Chairman Synergy Group of Institution and Prof PL Nayak, Director(R&D).

Samsung Galaxy Note II Incredible Art Piece

India’s number one smartphone device provider, Samsung announced the launch of ‘Samsung Galaxy Note II Incredible Art Piece’ - a first of its kind initiative by Samsung to create a digital art piece that will break the Guinness World Records title for the most artists contributing to a single art piece. The current world record is held by Great Britain with 201,958 contributions in April 2012.

The ‘Samsung Galaxy Note II Incredible Art Piece’ initiative is an invitation to all resident Indians to participate by  contributing their creations for the mega art piece. They can either log on to or visit Samsung Facebook page at

SamsungMobileIndia where an online app will help them in creating their masterpiece and submitting digitally. Consumers can also create an art piece offline , scan and email their contributions through

Aircel ‘Pocket Internet Games’

Aircel, one of India’s most innovative telecom players, launched a new retail mobile recharge card the ‘Aircel Pocket Internet Games’. A first ever retail initiative that will allow Aircel subscribers to download and play unlimited games along with unlimited internet access at affordable prices.

Aircel has associated with DisneyUTV and Electronic Arts (EA) for providing world-class gaming content to bring alive ‘Pocket Internet Games’ that would offer more than 1500 titles from EA & Disney’s exhaustive gaming title library for the gaming enthusiasts.

Moreover, the unlimited internet bundled also allows limitless surfing on mobile. Aircel has released a series of six exclusive card designs for Pocket Internet Games which would be available over the retail counters for mobile users.

An Aircel prepaid connection and a GPRS enabled mobile handset is all that one would need to break away from the mundane moments of life and enter the exciting world of limitless gaming. The card is available across India from November 22, 2012.

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