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Court turns down CBI’s plea on Uday Shankar’s remand
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 25
A Delhi Court today rejected the plea of the CBI to remand Joint Director (Investigation), Anti-adulteration Cell of Ministry of Petroleum Uday Shankar for further custodial interrogation.

Special Judge Aruna Suresh dismissed the plea of the CBI saying that accused Shankar was already in custodial remand for three days and he was not nabbed while demanding and accepting the bribe.

However, the Judge extended the custodial remand of Sanjeev Kumar, who had accepted the money on behalf of alleged Gurgaon-based conduit Naveen Kumar.

Accused Shankar, Delhi-based naptha importer S. K. Gupta and Naveen Kumar had been remanded in judicial custody till June 8.

Counsel Ravi Prakash Gupta and Ramesh Gupta appearing for Shankar, opposed further extension of police remand of Shankar, saying that he was not involved in the bribery. Neither he demanded nor he accepted any money from anybody, they pleaded.

During the searches on his official and residential premises, the CBI did not find any incriminating documents or any property disproportionate to his known sources of income, they argued.

While seeking two more days police remand, the CBI said accused Sanjeev was a ‘fraud’, who used to introduce himself as an IPS officer.

Accused Shankar, Gupta, Naveen and Sanjeev were arrested by the CBI on May 22, on charges of conniving with dealers and selling adulterated petroleum products in the market.

The CBI learnt that the officer was allegedly taking bribe and had amassed property disproportionate to his known sources of income. During a secret surveillance, it was learnt that he was allegedly accepting the bribe through Naveen from several businessman and officials. The sleuths learnt that the official had demanded Rs 7 lakh from Gupta, who has a naptha plant at Ghaziabad.

GLITZ & Glamour

Capris for added comfort
Smriti Kak Ramachandran

Revolution has come up with a new range of Capris for the summer. It is claimed that most fabrics used have stretch for added comfort in twills, denims, cotton poplins, polyester and linen. There are also two tone denims with thread work embroidery, stretch denim with a fray edged woven mat detail at the bottom.

Formal pairs with Swarovski crystals and with drawstrings down the front, that can be ruched up for a funky look, are also included.

Stylish vintage collection

Vintage Collection by Wrangler Wrangler’s Vintage collection delivers vintage tones, balanced between a retro and a contemporary look, making the garments appear stylish with a clever use of styling, claims the company.

The blend look is exhibited in men’s bottoms through a whole range of styling details reminiscent of days of yore like hammer loops, saddle stitch, bootmarks and exposed zips.

Further the company offers, “functionary vintage details have been made contemporary to define high fashion. Pockets that were originally used to keep the fish tackle and hammers have been stylised and modified to hold the sleekest of mobiles”.

Women’s bottom wear has options like conformable stretch jeans in broken twill with a flare and there is a turn up jeans that has the adjustable tab that can help in getting the jeans to capri length.

Cool sequence

Finlay’s, a brand of fine cotton, has re-launched its range consisting of not just designer apparel, but also “designer towels and bedspreads”. The all-new range was unveiled at a fashion show, where models displayed the designer towels among other things on the ramp.

A pret line by designer Vinay titled ‘flight of swan’ in 11 cool sequence consists of “young, trendy and comfortable wear for the summer”. Apparel for men, comprises of kurta pajamas, trousers and shirts, and for women, there are sarees in cotton and organdie and cotton salwar kameez.

Be fresh, wear trendy

W’s summer collectionW, the makers of women’s apparels have foretold a summer tryst with Oriental styles. Their collection for the summer has lightweight, sheer fabrics like cotton, linen and flax blended with cotton.

In the “must have” sections prescribed by ‘W’ are kurtas with Oriental styling, marked by innovative designed loop buttons and chic magyar sleeves. Elegant cutwork for the airy summer feel, lined at the back for a stained glass effect, band collars, asymmetrical or angular necklines, front fastenings and trendy faggoting lace for attachment. Bright chalk stripes sare also in.

Designer Ajay Mehra has come out with a collection of sherwanis, an Indo-Western fusion wear.Ajay Mehra’s sherwanis

Designer Ajay Mehra has launched a range of sherwanis and suits under his label ‘Portrait’. The collection, he claims, is “skillfully crafted Indo-Western fusion wear, all set to personify the perfect image of today’s metro sexual man”.

Crafted in polysilk and crepe, the three-piece suits emphasise on the fusion of the Indo-Western look. The inspiration for sherwanis is the earthy hues. They have been embroidered in a blend of zardosi and aari and are available in shades of beige, blue and cream.

Dobby shirts from Park Avenue

Park Avenue has introduced a collection of ‘Dobby’ shirts, especially for the “men with an eye on staying cool through the hardest of summers”.

Dobby is a specially designed decorative weave that is characterised by small geometric figures woven into the fabric that gives an array of designs.

Available in whites and pastels, in cotton and blends, they are also available in two collar options, cut away and regular.

Stone jewellery in platinum and white gold

Stone jewellery set in platinum and white gold, launched by Nathumal and SonsAfter the apparel designers, it is the turn for jewellers to exhibit their summer collection. Nathumal Jewellers have unveiled their stone jewellery in different hues.

Apart from the usual diamonds and pearls, there are opals, amethysts, peridots, sapphires and corals, set in platinum and white gold. “For the summer, the gold is taken over by its fairer cousins, white gold and platinum, to beat the scorching heat with their coolness. The new collection has been designed to create waves”, says Gautam Chawla, partner Nathumal Jewellers.

Seminar on beauty care

Nature’s Essence organised a special session on latest beauty care. The session was conducted by Jatin Deshpande, beauty expert, and Sunita Arora, who presented the latest in hair styling and makeup.

Two new facials, the mango facial and hydrogel facial, were also introduced on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion R. K. Nanda, general manager, marketing, Nature’s Essence said, “to make beauty care more organised and move in a streamlined manner, this special session would entrust this sector to hold good with all its latest products, treatments and the related gadgets that are being introduced into the market”.


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