Monday, November 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India

N C R   S T O R I E S


Why have a Krishi Vigyan Kendra on 
prime city land!
Ravi S. Singh
Tribune News Service

Gurgaon, November 10
The Chaudhary Charan Singh Hisar Agriculture University has decided to wind up its ‘Krishi Vigyan Kendra’ (Farmers’ advisory centre). It has transferred all the personnel. The issue has kicked up a political controversy with the Congress vehemently criticising the move.

In a statement, a local leader of the Congress, Mr Khazan Singh, said that the closing of the Kendra was on account of political rivalry between Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and Union Agriculture Minister Ajit Singh, son of late Premier Chaudhary Charan Singh.

He has appealed to Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Haryana Governor Babu Parmanandji and the Union Agriculture ministry against winding up the Kendra.

The issue was also raised in a full House meeting of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC), held last Thursday. The government was criticised by senior leaders, including the leader of the Congress Legislature Party and Leader of the Opposition in the Haryana Assembly, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

The leaders suspect that the government wanted to open a casino at the site. The Kendra was established in 1970 on a sprawling campus of 46 acres. It is located in the heart of the city and has now become most prized land.

Unofficial reports say that the government agencies will set up an institutional area at the site.

The HAU Vice-Chancellor, Mr Vinay Kumar, told the ‘NCR Tribune’ that the main reason for closing the Kendra was the pressure of Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), an apex body of the agriculture universities. The reason being that already there was a similar Kendra of the Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), Pusa Institute, Delhi, functioning in Gurgaon.

The ICAR is also the funding body for both the Kendras.

He said that there was additional pressure to close the Kendra as its cultivation and research works were hindered since the campus now falls in the heart of the city on account of increase in population.

According to him, the university could open an alternative Kendra in rural areas of the district like Mewat if about 50-acre land was given to it by any village panchayat through the state government.



Burglars who attacked Shanti Bhushan nabbed
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 10
The South district police today claimed to have arrested the burglars who had looted the house of former Union Law Minister Shanti Bhushan’s sister-in-law Rajni Rani on November 5. Both Bhushan and his sister-in-law as well as a head constable and a private security guard were injured in the scuffle. With their arrest, the district police claimed to have worked out 25 cases of dacoity and other crimes.

The police have recovered the mobile phone of Bhushan, jewellery worth Rs six lakh and seven wrist watches from their possession. The four burglars, all Bangladeshis, Mohsin alias Aleem (28), Mohammad Yunus (21), Zakir (20) and Mohammad Hasan alias Mintu (27), were arrested by the police team from Ghaziabad railway station while they were trying to board a Howrah-bound train. The police have launched an intensive search to nab the remaining accused.

These persons were also involved in a sensational dacoity at the residence of V K Jain, an Excise Commissioner with the Delhi Government, on November 2. After inflicting injuries on Jain and locking up his family in a room, the burglars had decamped with Rs 25,000 in cash and jewellery. In another case, on November 4, they had robbed the house of one Arya in Sector-56, Noida.

Additional Commissioner of Police (South) Praveer Ranjan said that the gang members would break into houses with firearms and thick rods; mostly they would target posh houses near the railway track. They would enter the house on the sly after unscrewing the window grill.

“After breaking in, they would intimidate the family members and coax them into disclosing where the valuables were kept. If the family members offered resistance, they would target the head of the family (the father or any other elderly person) to terrorize the other members. Once this was achieved, in a state of shock the family members would spill the beans about where the jewellery and the cash were kept,” said Ranjan.

The Zakir-Khalil gang would pass on the valuables to “border operators,” who had contacts in Bangladesh. In fact, these burglars are specially inducted across the borders by the operators and have been paid rent, travelling allowance and other dues, including dearness allowance.

One of the border operators has been identified and will be nabbed soon, said Ranjan. In Delhi, the gang had its hideouts in Hazi Colony, Okhla Vihar, Seema Puri and Sadar Bazar.



Only dumb criminals and cops don’t use mobiles
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 10
Several years ago, when mobile phones were first introduced in the country, they became an instant hit with the underworld. The gangsters latched onto the mobiles with alacrity, using the devices to order supari killings or to strike underhand deals. Because of their miniscule size, these instruments could easily be smuggled into the secure confines of the jail where the dons used them to carry out their nefarious activities.

The law enforcement agencies carried out periodic checks in the jails and occasionally seized the phones but the game continued unabated. It took the law enforcement agencies a couple of years to realise that the nascent technology — which the gangsters were using to commit crimes with impunity — could also be utilised to nail them.

A little homework and some sessions with the mobile operators gave birth to what is now being dubbed as the technical investigation. The police were informed that one could not only obtain detailed transcripts of chats on mobile phones but one could also pinpoint the location of the person using the phone at that particular time. And this has been the undoing of many a criminal.

The recent Ansal Plaza shootout and the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case are two prime examples of the mobile fall-out. There have been many other cases where the police have been able to trace the suspects on the basis of the mobile phone transcripts and numbers.

After a technological investigation, based on monitoring the position of the mobile phone used by self-proclaimed doctor Hari Krishna, who claimed to have been an eye-witness to the alleged encounter in the basement of the shopping plaza on November 3, the sleuths of the Special Cell have been able to refute his claims.

Contradicting claims that he was present in the South Delhi shopping mall between 6 PM and midnight on that day, the officers of the Special Cell, armed with the technological data from the mobile company, said that he was at his Greater Kailash residence at 6.25 PM, at Soami Nagar between 7.30 PM and 8.30 PM, Panchsheel at 9.19 PM and reached Ansal Plaza only at 9.32 PM, more than two hours after the alleged encounter.

A similar investigation was conducted in the sensational Shivani Bhatnagar murder case with the police tracing the movements of prime accused R K Sharma to the house of deceased Indian Express scribe Shivani Bhatnagar to further substantiate their charge of intimacy between them.

A similar investigation recently led to the arrest of one of the accused in a daylight robbery, where a sum of Rs two crore was looted from a van carrying the money from the Reserve Bank of India, Parliament Street Branch, to the ICICI Bank at Connaught Place. Investigators had used the information from the mobile phone used by the suspects to zero in on them.



Surajkund Fest bids fair to become a grand event
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, November 10
Although the response of the business community to the proposed industrial fair at Surajkund from December 21 to 29, named as ‘Surajkund Trade Fest – 02’, is still not known, the organisers hope to make it a big annual event on the pattern of India International Trade Fair (IITF) held at Pragati Maidan in Delhi in November each year.

An income of over Rs 1 crore is expected as rent charges and entry fee from the visitors.

According to organisers, about 360 stalls will be made available. The participants opting for stalls of the sizes of 400 sq. ft, 200 sq. ft and 100 sq.ft will have to pay Rs 50,000, Rs 25,000 and Rs 12,000 respectively. There are about 250 stalls of 100 sq. feet size, while 75 and 25 stalls are of the size of 200 and 400 sq. feet of area.

If all the stalls are booked, the organisers would get an amount of Rs 80 lakh as rent.

Besides, an attendance of about five lakh visitors is expected and if this goes as per plan, the organisers could earn another Rs 50 lakh from the tickets alone.

The entry fee has been kept at Rs 10 per person (Adult). The organisers which include Trade Fair Authority of Haryana (TFAH), Haryana Tourism Development Corporation, and Faridabad District Administration, see the ‘Trade Fest’ as having a potential to grow into a big event on the lines of Arts and Crafts Fair or the India International Trade Fair of New Delhi. The Surajkund Trade Fest is likely to be a smorgasbord of entertaining events. 



Top cops at Bulandshahr shunted out
Parmindar Singh

Noida, November 10
Within three months, the police in Bulandshahr is once again in the dock. The Debai police, who had first kidnapped a businessman and then allegedly killed him, are facing the wrath of the people after the recovery of his body.

The administration, which has taken a serious view of the violence that took place on November 8, has transferred the Senior Superintendent of Police, two assistant superintendents and suspended the police inspector concerned. Incidentally, the action has come within three months of almost the entire police team having been shunted out following the major goof-up involving the father of state chief minister Mayawati in Khurja.

The new SSP, R N Katheriya, had been entrusted with the challenging assignment of putting the new team in place. However, the Debai incident proved to be the proverbial last straw on the camel’s back for the Bulandshahr police which was already stretched to its limit in a worsening law and order situation.

As a result, the SSP had to take the flak for the poor impressions that the public harboured of the district police. He has now been posted as SP in CBCID, Lucknow, and CBCID’s SP, Alok Sharma, has been named as the new SSP, Bulandshahr.

ASP Balbir Singh has been posted as Dy. Commandant of 36 Bn of PAC in Varanasi. His post will be taken over by Beena

Mukesh, Assistant SP from Ambedkar Nagar. Khurja’s ASP, J P Kananujya, has been posted as Dy. Commandant, 26 PAC Bn, Gorakhpur, while his post will be taken up by D P Srivastav from PTC.



Ambedkar statue damaged 
Our Correspondent

Meerut, November 10
Some anti-social elements vandalised the statue of Dr B R
Ambedkar in Dhampur village under Incholi police station, 10 km from the district headquarters. The miscreants removed the glasses from the bust and garlanded it with slippers and shoes before damaging it in different places. Later, they tarred the statue black in mobil oil.

As the news spread in the Dalit community of Dhampur, the situation got tense and many members of the community from Dahmpur and adjoining villages converged near the statue.

Meanwhile, it was panic stations in the administrative circles with several senior police and administrative officials rushing to the spot with a large contingent, including the ADM and the SP Rural Area.

The officials responded with alacrity not known in the administrative circles. The statue was repaired and repainted. The officials also held a meeting with the villagers, asking them to maintain peace and harmony in the village.

The police have registered a case of vandalising against five villagers. Incidentally, some obnoxious pamphlets were also found near the statue. A villager told the NCR Tribune that his son had seen the vandals striking at around 1 am. According to the eye-witness, the culprits were five in number. When he raised an alarm, they fled from the spot. The matter was brought to the notice of the police at 9 am. But by then villagers from Durveshpur, Gazipur, Tohfapur, Rampur and Kunkura had gathered at the spot. The SP and the SDM had also reached the site.

As a preventive measure, a PAC contingent has been deployed in the village and Section 144 has been imposed.



Adulterated petrol pollutes Sonepat
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, November 10
In and around Sonepat, most of the filling stations are allegedly selling adulterated petrol, and the authorities have just winked at the practice.

According to a report, they also weigh less fuel to the customers since there is no arrangement for public utility service at these filling stations.

The vehicle owners are thus forced to buy petrol mixed with solvent, which increases air pollution in the area.

About 90 per cent of the petrol pump owners are allegedly involved in this malpractice. They also allegedly sell adulterated lubricants to the two-wheelers, which soon render the vehicles out of order.

One can see the movement of trucks loaded with solvent around the petrol pump stations, particularly late at night. The solvent is available in the market at around Rs 20 per litre and by selling one tanker of the chemical, the dealers earn a profit of over Rs 1 lakh.

Mr K K Sharma, a resident of Sonepat said that he bought 30-litre petrol for his car and proceeded to Faridabad. But when he reached Delhi, the engine of his car stopped working. It could only be started when a mechanic drained out the solvent mixed in petrol and changed the fuel.

Many vehicle owners alleged that the staff at the petrol filling stations do not give receipt for petrol.

Only last week, the officials had checked some petrol pumps in this city and found excess quantity of petrol at Batra petrol pump. Thereupon, the officials sealed it for 24 hours.

The District Magistrate also issued a show cause notice to its owner asking him to explain why penal action should not be taken against him as he is selling petrol in less quantity to the customers. However, the follow-up action taken against the owner is not yet known.

A few years ago, the then District Magistrate of Sonepat had ordered the officials of the Food and Supplies Department to collect samples of petrol sold at these filling stations. But the petrol pump dealers raised a hue and cry by saying that the officials of the oil companies could take petrol samples alone. Thereupon, the local administration had to stop taking samples.

On the other hand, the officials maintained that they may collect samples and issue notices to the guilty parties.

It is alleged that all petrol pump owners pay some monthly amount to the officials.

He said that no checking of any petrol pump in the city has been made for the past several months.

Meanwhile, the representatives of various political parties, social and voluntary organisations and trade unions today expressed concern over the selling of adulterated petroleum products in this city and elsewhere and demanded stern action against those found guilty of the irregularities. They also urged the district authorities to take a serious note of the public complaints and depute a senior official of the department to hold an independent and impartial inquiry on this issue.

The authorities of the Food and Supplies Department have completed the inquiry against the owner of a petrol pump where the excess quantity of petrol was found during the surprise checking by the officials of the petroleum company.

The authorities would submit their report to the DC on November 11 for taking action against the owner of this petrol pump. It is alleged that the employees of the petrol pump were involved in supplying less quantity of petrol to the customers who purchase the same from this petrol pump.



Bhandari call to improve political system
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 10
In an emotionally charged address to the students of Asian Academy of Film and TV, former foreign secretary Romesh Bhandari gave a clarion call for overhauling the political and bureaucratic system of the country.

Expressing anguish over the living conditions of as many as 75 per cent of the population, Mr Bhandari who has recently joined the Janata Dal (S) as a vice-president, called upon the countrymen to sacrifice a bit of their present for the future well-being of the motherland.

He categorically stated that properly educated and trained human capital is the greatest asset of a nation.

The former governor of Goa and UP called upon film, television and print media professionals to support his party’s movement and try to build a happy, healthy and sane society through their work of art. Mass media can play a vital role in the national development, he added.

Mr Bhandari was formally releasing a book published by the documentation division of Asian Academy of Film and TV and International Film and Television Research Centre at Marwah Studios.

Speaking on this occasion, the well-known documentary film-maker and former director of Film and Television Institute of India, commended the effort of Prof Sandeep Marwah in preparing the much-needed printed and audio-visual study material on film and television production work. There is a need to fill this void, he added.

Speaking about the power of the films to influence the human mind,

the editor-in-chief of Sahara Urdu daily said that some of the recent feature films including Bharat Bhagya Vidhaata are an apt comment on the current state of society.

Dr Pravesh Miglani, a noted social worker, also addressed the gathering.



Social service, second nature to this housewife
Nalini Ranjan

New Delhi, November 10
For 48-year-old Prem Lata Rahi, founder of the Laxmi Nagar-based “Jan Kalyan Samiti”, social service runs in the family. Credited with having single-handedly contributed to the cause of community service, this housewife is supported not only by her husband, but also by her children, a son and a daughter.

Winner of a Gold Medal from the Lions International and a special citation from the Delhi Mayor, this social worker started her career in college in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh when she became the secretary of the Adult Education wing of the National Social Service Scheme. For about a decade, she ran two adult education centres and she proudly recalls that the enrolment never dropped below 300.

“Such was the response from the people that I became more popular than my uncle and her mentor, Mr Nanak Chand who initiated her into social work,” she told the ‘NCR Tribune’ laughingly.

But for the support of her husband, Mr S. N. Rahi, things would have been different when she got married in 1979. Spurred on by the support, Mrs Prem Lata set up the Jan Kalyan Manch in 1995 and now has 24 active members.

The Samiti runs four adult education centres in the Yamuna Pushta area of East Delhi. Vocational courses are also being offered to make the residents of slum colonies financially independent and the response has been very positive.

The Samiti also runs health check-up camps regularly and had recently organised mass marriages for 501 girls from the deprived classes at Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. Such was the impact that the Governor of Uttar Pradesh conferred a special citation on the Samiti for its efforts in community welfare.



Message of peace given at samagam
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 10
“It would be wrong to believe that by causing fire on earth, one can dream of heaven. One cannot claim to be a true follower of a religion or a Guru or prophet so long as one is guided by hatred, jealousy and violence. For this, one must follow the path of truth, love and peace taught by them.”

This was observed here last evening by His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, head of the Sant Nirankari Mission, while addressing the first day’s session of the 55th Annual Nirankari Sant Samagam. The three-day samagam is being attended by lakhs of followers of the mission from various parts of the country and abroad.

The samagam began with a colourful rally taken out by volunteers of the Sant Nirankari Sewa Dal, who look after the arrangements during samagams and other congregations. Thousands of men and women in their respective uniforms participated in the rally.

His Holiness said that saints had always been worried about man’s behaviour and taught him to imbibe noble qualities of love, compassion, tolerance and generosity. The endeavour was continued even today, since it was the need of the hour. The present samagam too sought to spread the same message. Here also, “we want to remind man to give up the tendencies of hatred and violence before it is too late”, he said.

Referring to the threat of a nuclear war, Baba Ji said that it had rightly been observed that the best way to win such a war would be to see that it did not start. He also recalled the opinion that it was hard to believe that we could build so many arsenals but did not have enough to feed our people. 



Mangolpuri man killed in mishap
Our Correspondent

Jhajjar, November 10
One person was killed when a Maruti car collided with a scooter near Krishan akhara on the National Highway No 10 in Bahadurgarh here today. According to information, the deceased, Brij Lal of Mangolpuri in Delhi, was coming towards Bahadurgarh on his scooter (DL 8S 2356) when a Maruti car coming from the opposite direction collided with it. Brij Lal was rushed to a Delhi hospital where he died later. The police have registered a case of negligent and rash driving against the car driver.

Students go missing

Sonepat: Mystery shrouds the disappearance of two students, Dalbir alias Kuki of Khewra village and Bhairon of Bahalgarh village in this district, from their houses since October 3.

According to a report, Dalbir, who is a student in the ITI, left his house saying that he was going on a tour along with other students. The parents had given him Rs 1,000 for the tour. However, he had not returned since then. When the parents enquired with the ITI authorities, they informed that no student had gone on tour during the holidays. In another case, Bhairon, a student of class X in Nutan Shiksha Sadan, Bahalgarh, left his house for the school but did not return. The parents approached the principal who said that the boy had not been attending classes for the last one month and his name had been struck off the rolls.

The parents have lodged an FIR with the Bahalgarh police in this regard and the police have started a hunt for both the missing students.

DHBVN extends date

Faridabad: The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has extended the date of surcharge waiver scheme on pending power bills in the district to November 15. According to a press release, surcharge on power bills of domestic and agricultural tubewell connections stands waived if the consumers submit the bills before the above date. It is reported that a large number of bills had been pending in the district and the defaulters include government and semi-government offices. The authorities have disconnected power supply of about 3,806 consumers, who defaulted on the payment of their pending bills in the Palwal subdivision in the period between April and October this year. The department also recovered an amount of Rs 90.18 lakh as fine from the defaulters during the period.

Food for drought-hit

Eighty-seven trucks with food products for drought-hit areas of Rajasthan were sent by the district administration today at a simple function presided over by Mr Ajay Chautala, MP. Mr Anil Malik, Deputy Commissioner, said that 41 trucks were meant for Seikri and 46 for Raj Garh.



Censor board to monitor TV channels demanded
Tribune News Service

National Akali Dal chief Paramjeet Singh Pamma and activists burning a TV set
National Akali Dal chief Paramjeet Singh Pamma and activists burning a TV set in protest against the vulgarity on TV channels at Jantar Mantar.

New Delhi, November 10
The National Akali Dal today demanded the setting up of a separate censor board to monitor television channels and strict action against those depicting vulgarity.

Alleging that satellite channels were promoting an “immoral lifestyle” in the country, Paramjeet Singh Pamma, president of the National Akali Dal, said that the guilty channels should be shut down. He was addressing a demonstration here. He claimed that the “vulgar” programmes on the channels were having a harmful impact on children. In protest against the vulgarity on TV channels, his supporters burnt a TV set at Jantar Mantar. Artists and intellectuals gathered at Jantar Mantar to show their anger against the presentation of vulgarity on TV channels. Mr Pamma said that the culture of Punjab was promoted through its traditional dances, Gidda and Bhangra. Now the cultural organisations were also using vulgarity during celebrations of Punjabi songs and dances.

Cardiologist gets award: Dr B. L. Jain, an eminent cardiologist, has been conferred the International Medical Excellence Award by the International Study Circle here on Thursday. He was presented a gold medal, certificate and plaque. The award presentation ceremony was organised at the India Habitat Centre. Former Governor of Tamil Nadu Bhishma Narain Singh was chief guest in the ceremony. Besides him, former election commissioner G. V. G. Krishnamurthy and educationist S. S. Bhakri were also present at the ceremony. He is the director at Delhi Heart Hospital, the only cardiac hospital in East district that provides emergency life support, a press release said.

War memorial: The district authorities have announced that they have inscribed the names of the martyr jawans at the war memorial built in Sector 12 here and anybody could visit the place on any day. But it is learnt that the memorial, which has also a library, remains closed most of the time and there is hardly anybody to guide the people who want to have a look. 



‘Motherland better than heaven’
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 10
Shri Satpal Maharaj said that the people of India belonging to different religions were like different flowers and the eternal soul within all of them was the thread of the garland. Differences cropped up due communalism, casteism and superstitions.

He was addressing a gathering at Ram Lila Ground here on the occasion of the Manav Dharam Sammelan organised by the Manav Utthan Sewa Samiti. Satpal Maharaj appealed to the saints ad sages present at the sammelan to go to every village, town and city of the country to strengthen national unity. He illustrated the love of motherland expressed by Lord Ram. Lakshman was overwhelmed by the beauty and charm of Lanka and proposed to stay at Lanka but Lord Ram said no to the proposal as the motherland was better even than heaven.



Sheila joins others to offer Chhat Puja 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 10
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today joined large number of women to offer Chhat Puja on the banks of the Yamuna. She visited several of the ghats on the river to worship the Sun God.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by her Cabinet colleague Haroon Yusuf and legislator Mahabal Mishra. The Government of NCT of Delhi had secured additional water from Haryana, as the water level in the Yamuna was less than that required for the puja.



Temple thieves who killed sadhu at large
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, November 10
The police have been unable to make any arrest so far in connection with loot and murder in an ashram in a temple at Deegot village near Palwal town in the district on Friday night.

About 10 unidentified persons entered the ashram at about 10.30 pm when the sadhus had gone to sleep. The culprits asked for the keys to the donation box and beat up those who offered resistance. One of the sadhus identified as Kishan Nath (30) was even strangled. The body of the deceased sadhu has been handed over to the villagers.

The gangsters snatched all the cash and personal belongings of the inmates before making themselves scarce.

Senior police officials visited the spot, but they have not been able to trace the culprits so far.

Meanwhile, in another incident, a domestic help working at a house in Sector-9 here reportedly decamped with Rs 50,000 and jewellery items of the owner, Bansi Lal. The servant identified as Mahender was kept on job about three month back. A case has been registered.



New model that offers a safari of 
comfort and luxury
Tribune News Service

Tata Engineering has launched a new range of its premium SUV- the Tata Safari for the year 2003. The new Safari EX and LX vehicles come with new contemporary interiors and cabin features aimed at providing increased drive comfort.

Rajiv Dube, vice-president, commercial, said: “The Safari has been a trend-setter. Ever since its launch, the Safari has created a niche for itself and has fulfilled the need for a luxury sports utility vehicle in the domestic market.”

Fit for a bath

Jaquar, has recently launched its bath fittings with affordable prices. Jaquar is acknowledged as one of the good quality and performance brands in the country. Its basket of products includes ultra-sophisticated to ultra-stylish and ultra-modern bath products. With impressive designs, quality finish and functionality, Jaquar products promise to offer you total satisfaction.

Pinning on men

Jewellery designer Anuradha Chhabra has launched a new range of designer jewellery for men, including cuff pins, tiepins, buttons in gold, platinum and thewa.

Anurandha said, “Men of today don’t want to be left out. It is not only the women who are in for branded jewellery. Not to be left behind, and rightly so, today the men too are looking at jewellery for themselves. Jewellery includes buttons in gold and diamonds, cufflinks and tiepins in white and yellow gold. In the ethnic wear for men, Thewa cufflinks and buttons for Sherwanis were launched.

Sole of shoes

The US-based LA Gear has launched LA gear range of formal shoes for men in the Indian market. The LA gear, targeted at youth, includes casual high fashion shoes in various leather categories fitted with attractive trims in black and brown colours. These shoes, which are targeted at school and college going students besides the office executives, are developed to suit to Indian rugged conditions and have breathable soles.

Sheer curtains 

F&F has offered its customers an enchanting collection of world-class embroidered sheer curtains. These curtains are exclusively imported from Turkey and have width extending up to three metres. These sheer beauties have a truly distinct personality. With designs that cast a mesmerising spell and finishing that accentuates the elegance of intricate embroidery, they are the best bet to lend a royal and sophisticated look to your interiors.

Marry in style

Studio Aamrita, an exclusive Indian wear label for today’s women, has unveiled its Wedding Collection – a dream collection for every woman. The wedding collection, encompassing a melange of styles and fabrics, is a successful marriage of style and affordability.

The collection offers a complete wardrobe solution for the newly wed bride, right from the engagement ceremony, mehandi, sangeet till the wedding reception. It comprises exotic range of lehengas – in crepe, raw silk, heavy georgette with antique tabka work and swaroski crystals also with heavy resham embroidery along with kundan work.

Mark this heater

Marc Enterprises has introduced Marc Solitaire water heaters in the market. Marc has an array of water heaters in instant and storage models. All models have the universal features of automatic thermostat, thermal cut out, pressure and vacuum release valve and fusible plug, which act as a safety device to the users. Available in different designs and colours, these water heaters are certified by ISI. Pramod Jain, director, Marc Enterprises, said, “Our experience has helped us to produce the best water heaters with latest technology, which could suffice the functionality as well as the interior of any modern bathroom.”

Garden fresh tea

Bharat Agro Private Limited has launched Indo-Gold tea. The company claims that the tea is procured from selected tea gardens in Assam under strict quality checks. The tea has a pleasant aroma and strong colour.

For glowing skin

Sunova Natural Glow is a natural cleanser and a skin vitalizer that flushes out toxins from the body and clears up acne, rejuvenates the damaged skin cells and dissolves the fatty deposits that block the skin pores. It leaves the skin soft and supple by improving the blood supply to the skin and maintaining the elasticity of the skin. Sunova is a combination of Spirulina, Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Neem.

Tiled rooms

Bathline India has introduced the Live Tile, a world-class bathroom products and accessories. These tiles are truly multipurpose and is all set to change your bathroom looks.


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