Monday, December 30, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Stamp duty evasion: Builders in the dock
Parmindar Singh

Ghaziabad, December 29
Taking a rigid stand against revenue stamp duty defaulters, the district administration has arrested the Chief Manager of Ansal Housing Construction Co, Mr A.K.Aggarwal, for evading duty on stamps worth Rs 1.72 crore. Besides, the offices of six builders have been sealed by the district administration here for duty default.

On the orders of District Magistrate Sanjeev Mittal and ADM, Finance, Ajay Deep Singh, Deputy DM Sadar Rajesh Prakash arrested A K Aggarwal and remanded him in Tehsil Jail.

With A K Aggarwal’s arrest, the Ansal brass is reportedly firing on all cylinders to get him released as it is affecting the company’s image. However, the district offices have turned down all pleas to release Mr Aggarwal. Deposit the defaulted amount first, the Ansal brass was told.

An officer of the district administration said that apart from allegedly cheating the allottees and the public, the Ansals have not even spared the government and now owe it Rs 1.72 crore in arrears. The Ansals have been given a week’s time to deposit the sum, it is learnt.

The Sadar Tehsil team had also sealed the offices of six other builders: Suneja Towers, Pushpa Builders, ELDCO Housing & Finance, Mahalaxmi Land & Finance and Ahluwalia Constructions in the district.

All of them collectively owe more than Rs 4.50 crore in the form of stamp duty arrears.

The 4000 sq yd plot of defaulter Charanjeet Kochhar has been attached by the district administration.

The ADM, Finance, has asked the defaulters to immediately deposit the money, otherwise harsh action will be taken against them.

The recovery team includes Deputy DM Rajesh Prakash, Tehsildar Sohanlal, Naib Tehsildars S P Sharma, Harish Chand Verma et al.


Bawana estate: Too little, too late
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 29
Then: The Government of NCT of Delhi barely escapes the wrath of the Supreme Court for dragging its feet over converting buses and autorickshaws to CNG fuel.

Now: The Government of NCT of Delhi has to relocate industries from non-conforming residential areas to the outskirts. The deadline expires on December 31. How will the courts respond ?

The Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation (DSIDC) feels there is cause for worry. All the necessary infrastructure required for the smooth operation of 16,000 industrial units relocated in Narela and Bawana industrial areas is complete. Three thousand allottees have taken possession of their plots.

“It is now up to the industries to shift to Narela or Bawana as we have done whatever was asked of us by the court,” says DSIDC Managing Director Rajni Kant Verma. “More industries,” he says, “would have moved in if only they had changed their attitude.”

Still, he says, the resistance to change is weakening. “Impressed by the facilities about a hundred plots have been taken up during the past fortnight.” And about 10 thousand units, mostly small-scale industries, have made full payment for their plots.

Verma says about 150 entrepreneurs have already started construction. A healthy number of entrepreneurs would have begun production by February or March. Soon, he informs, low-cost housing for 3,000-odd workers spread over 23 acres would become a reality.

About infrastructure, Verma says 10 megawatt of power has been made available. “It is sufficient for running factories,” he says. Permission has also been granted to MTNL for laying of telephone lines in the entire industrial area.

All of the 143 km road connecting each and every plot in the industrial area had been laid and metalled and there was also a proper connecting road to Bawana. A total of 140 km of sewer lines along with 260 km of storm water drain on both sides of the road had been laid.

Electricity was being supplied from the 66 KV electric sub-station at Puth Khurd. Work on two additional 66 KV grid sub-stations would be completed next month and which would be connected to the Bawana sub-station in another six months.

“Raw material markets, day care centre, labour welfare centre, night shelters, bus depot, ESI Hospital and research and training institutes are some of the facilities that will be available in the industrial estates in future,” Verma adds.


Down with handicap, bulldozed by MCD
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 29
The High Court has asked the MCD to allot a commercially viable site to a polio-afflicted man, whose PCO booth was demolished earlier this year.

Directing the Assistant Commissioner, MCD (south zone), to personally hear the grievances of Raju, whose PCO booth was razed at Bhikaiji Cama Place, Justice S K Kaul disposed of the petition.

The petitioner alleged that the Municipal Corporation of Delhi had acted in a partisan manner and demolished his shop but spared another as some officials of the corporation obtained illegal gratification.

The petitioner submitted that the land allotted to him under ‘handicap quota’ in 1998 was demolished by the MCD on May 15, 2002 on the basis of a notice served on May 9, 2002 asking him to vacate the site by May 11.

He sought the quashing of the notice issued by the MCD, which granted him only two days to vacate the premises.

He also requested the court either for the possession of the same or the allotment of an alternative site close to Bhikaiji Cama Place.


Delimitation plan costs Bhiwani a segment
Our Correspondent

Bhiwani, December 29
The Bhiwani Assembly segments are being reduced from seven to six as the Delimitation Commission has approved the proposal in toto forwarded by the state government. The delimitation of parliamentary and assembly constituencies is likely to be completed in the state by next July.

If the commission accepts the delimitation plan in its full form, the career of many a political stalwart could be in limbo.

Some political leaders in the state are having the jitters. Dharmbir, a Congress MLA from Tosham Assembly constituency, recently organised an Ekta Yatra followed by a rally against the plan in Bhiwani.

In the delimitation plan, Tosham Assembly constituency has been scattered and its villages have been included with its adjacent assembly segments.

Tosham Vidhan Sabha area has reportedly been divided into four zones and Mundhal Vidhan Sabha has been renamed as Bond. Buwani Khera has been kept as reserve constituency but its few villages from Hisar district, have now been included into Hisar Assembly segment.

Under the new plan, 14 villages of Siwani have been included in Loharu Assembly and 17 villages of Tosham and Riwasa Kanoongo have been included with the Buwani Khera segment. Bhiwani Assembly area has also been widened.

While the opposition parties have termed the delimitation plan as political vendetta.


Faridabad civic body
No dearth of funds for New Year greetings
Bijendra Ahlawat
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, December 29
The Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF), which often remains in the news for the wrong reasons, especially its financial crunch, sheds its frugal image when it comes to greeting the people on occasions like the New Year. Such greetings generally come on big banners and hoardings put up at vantage points in the city.

This year, too, the MCF authorities have put up at least a dozen hoardings on the National Highway and other arteries, wishing the residents a Happy New Year.

Most of the hoardings are plastered with the pictures of Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala while some others carry the photograph of the Mayor, Mrs Anita Goswami.

MCF officials, of course, claim that there is nothing wrong in using popular mascots like the Chief Minister or the Mayor for greeting the people. However, there are many others who believe that the exercise amounts to frittering away the corporation’s funds.

It is pointed out that the MCF officials always harp on the shortage of funds whenever any development scheme or project is put forth. According to the MCF sources, many development projects were hanging fire owing to shortage of funds.

Again, the contractors of the civic body have a recurring complaint that their payments are always held up and that bills worth several crores are pending at any given time.

The Senior Deputy Mayor, Mr Shiv Charan Lal Sharma, has been accusing the MCF authorities of not clearing several development schemes or holding up various projects due to political discrimination. He said ward no five and six, which have a population of several lakhs, had no proper provision for drinking water or a sewerage system. Residents here were forced to `buy’ water from private supplier even in winter.

According to Mr Ravir Singh, a Spokesperson of `Punarjagran Sanstha, the MCF had been reduced to a `defunct body’ and a financial burden on the state government as it had handed over the work of cleanliness and operating water tube wells to private parties on contract basis.

He charged that the MCF had become a hub of `corruption’ as the officials had been making illegal money in name of the anti-encroachment drive. He claimed that those who fail to ‘grease’ the hands of authorities find their constructions demolished.

He observed that the majority of employees were drawing ‘huge’ Salaries, without doing anything. He alleged that the work of getting a building map passed had become a source of raking in the moolah.


29 gangs smashed, 100 nabbed, what more
does Rohtak want?
Vipin Sharma

Rohtak, December 29
The district police claimed to have busted 29 gangs engaged in various underhand activities during the year. They have arrested nearly 100 suspects and recovered stolen property worth Rs 1.43 crore from them.

According to police sources, 12 gangs involved in burglary, 11 in vehicle theft, 2 in robbery and 1 each in dacoity, chain/purse snatching and wire theft were smashed during the period. The incidents of murder registered a slight increase during the year and 60 such cases were registered during this year as against 58 last year. The police claimed to have solved 50 such cases this year while the suspects in four such cases had reportedly died.

The cases registered under NDPS Act, Gambling Act and Arms Act also rose this year. As many as 84 cases were registered under NDPS Act this year as against 79 during last year. Similarly, 352 cases were registered under Gambling Act this year as against 289 last year. As many as 785 persons were arrested in this connection this year. The police registered 156 cases and arrested 155 persons under the Arms Act this year while only 81 cases were registered and the same number of persons were arrested during last year.

The cases of elopement and attempt to murder also showed an increase this year. As many as 16 cases of elopement were registered during the period as against 13 last year. The police claimed to have settled 12 such cases this year while four cases were found to be fabricated. As many as 33 cases of attempt to murder were registered this year while this figure was 29 last year. The police claimed to have decided all such cases.

However, the cases of robbery, burglary, clashes with government employees, accidental deaths, rape and attempt to rape showed a decline. Twenty-seven cases of robbery were registered this year as against 29 last year. The police registered 217 cases of burglary this year while the number was 223 last year. Twenty-seven cases of violent clash with the government employees were registered this year as against 34 cases last year. One hundred eighteen cases of deaths in road accidents were recorded this year as against 142 cases during the corresponding period last year. Seventeen cases of rape were registered this year as against 28 the last year. The police claimed to have solved all such cases. They arrested 260 bail jumpers and 20 proclaimed offenders this year.

Rape, dowry death cases on the decline

The cases of dowry death, molestation, rape, dacoity, robbery, theft and vehicle theft registered a decline this year if the figures made available by the Rohtak range police are to be believed. The Rohtak range comprises Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonepat, Panipat and Karnal districts.

According to official figures, the police registered a decrease of 11 cases of dowry death, 14 of molestation, 17 of rape, 18 of robbery, 19 of dacoity, 79 of theft and 22 of vehicle theft this year.

The Rohtak range police recovered looted property worth Rs 1.34 crore out of a total of 1.88 crore under the head ‘dacoity and robbery’ this year. Stolen property worth Rs 5.13 crore out of 7.19 crore was recovered by the police.

Seventy-two cases pertaining to the recovery of stolen property were solved during the period. The police recovered 18 countrymade guns, 525 countrymade pistols, 34 countrymade revolvers and 522 cartridges during the year.

The Rohtak range police registered 905 cases under the Gambling Act in which 1,715 persons were arrested and an amount of Rs 11.64 lakh was recovered. The police claimed to have busted 116 criminal gangs in which about 400 accused were arrested and an amount of Rs 3.07 crore was recovered from them.

The police arrested 207 proclaimed offenders and 1,571 bail jumpers during the period.


One killed, 11 hurt as trucks collide
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, December 29
One person was killed and 11 others were injured when two dumper trucks collided on the Pali-Sohna road here this morning.

It is learnt that 12 labourers were going in an empty dumper, which collided with a loaded truck coming from the opposite side. The truck carrying the labourers overturned after the collision and one person, identified as Chitter, was killed. The injured include one Ramchander, Shuomani, Prakash, Sushil, Mahender, Akalveer, Neeldhan, Naresh and Ram Sharan. They have been admitted to the civil hospital here.

Four held for dowry harassment

Noida: Four persons have been arrested following a complaint by a woman in Sector 52 under the Sector 24 police station that they have been harassing her for an additional dowry of Rs 1.50 lakh. The accused include her husband.

According to the police, Manoj Gupta, son of Hari Nandan of B-325 in Sector 26, Noida had married Ritu of Delhi four years ago. At that time, Ritu’s family had given her dowry. Manoj shifted to Aravali Apartments in Sector 52 along with Ritu later. Manoj and his family members are reported to have asked Ritu to bring Rs 1.50 lakh as an additional dowry. Members of both the families had met a number of times to resolve the issue but of no avail. The police arrested Manoj, Ritu’s brother-in-law Sanjay Gupta and father-in-law Hari Nandan Gupta. The police are looking for her mother-in-law, it is learnt..

Cong leader slams Kelkar panel

Rohtak: Describing the Kelkar committee recommendations as a reflection of the ‘anti-people’ policies of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, Mr Shamsher Singh Surjewala, a former Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee chief and president of the Haryana Krishak Samaj, alleged that the salaried class and the farmers had been worst affected by recommendations.

Addressing newsmen here today, Mr Surjewala said it was strange that the Kelkar task force recommended reduction in loans of house and car while suggesting imposition of income tax on agriculture. 


Rs 41-lakh plan to beautify Bhiwani
Our Correspondent

Bhiwani, December 29
The local Improvement Trust has evolved an ambitious scheme to beautify the town. The chairman of the trust, Mr Verender Bhoruka, told this correspondent yesterday that a sum of Rs 41 lakh would be spent on construction of dividers and to implement various schemes as part of the beautification.

Mr Bhoruka said that the repairing of roads of the town would be completed by December 31 at a cost of Rs 12 lakh as per the guidelines of the Chief Minister.

He said that roads of Adarsh Nagar, Vikas Nagar and Shiv Nagar were in disrepair and repair work had been started on a war footing. He said that Rs 6 lakh would be spent on the development of parks at Vikas Nagar, Adarsh Nagar and that of Thathera park.

Taking a serious note of the encroachments, Mr Bhoruka said that he had visited Vikas Nagar, Adarsh Nagar, old bus stand and Shiv Nagar colonies and encroachments would be removed at any cost from these areas.

He said that in order to reduce accidents, road dividers would be constructed from Neki Ram Chowk to Maharana Pratap Chowk and from Agrasain Chowk to Sadar police station to regulate traffic. A four-feet high railing would be erected on the dividers. He said that Rs 23.5 lakh was estimated for this purpose.

He said that the electric poles, which proved a hurdle for traffic in the middle of the roads, would also be removed and erected at roadsides. He disclosed that a scheme was afoot to widen the roads.

Scribes sore at police ‘inaction’

Resentment prevails among local journalists as the police could not track down the accused who fled after injuring a senior journalist and ex-chairman of INFED Bhagwan Vashisth. Mr Vashishth reportedly was hit by a Maruti car (HR 19-6800) on the evening of December 17 when he was going towards Dinod Gate. He was badly injured in the incident and nearby shopkeepers admitted him to a private hospital. A case was registered with the city police the same night.


Cong a divided house: HVP 
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, December 29
Mr Surinder Singh, a former MP and the secretary-general of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP), said that the Congress in Haryana was a divided house and had failed to come up to the expectations of the people in the state.

Speaking to mediapersons here today, he alleged that the Congress was divided in five parts and there were six claimants to the post of the Chief Minister. Hence, it was not interested in the welfare of the people and its leaders were in league with the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, for their selfish motives.

He appealed to the people not to be misled by their tactics meant to come to power again in the state. He claimed that only the HVP supremo, Mr Bansi Lal, could provide a clean administration and a stable government in the state. He lashed out at the Chautala government for not paying heed to the demands of the farmers hit by the unprecedented drought and said that the government was interested in opening the casinos instead of mitigating the sufferings of a common man.

The HVP leader described the packages for the drought-affected farmers announced by the Chautala government as a mockery and said that no consideration had been paid to the sorry plight of the farmers.

Regarding the de-recognition of 800 residential colonies by the Chautala government, he said that the government had earlier regularised these colonies but by a stroke of the pen, it had done away with its own decision and the residents had paid the development charges at the time of sanctions for their building plans at the rates fixed by the state government.


Rally of backward sections against NDA decisions on Jan 19
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 29
A mahapanchayat of organisations working for the protection of interests of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, backward classes and minorities today decided to organise a rally on January 19 in Sultanpuri.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) general secretary Jaikishen told mediapersons that the rally would highlight the concerns of the working class and mobilise opinion against the unpopular decisions of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.

He said people in resettlement colonies and jhuggi-jhopri clusters were anguished by the Union Government’s delaying the filing of an appeal in the court of law for reconsidering its decision. The courts, he said, had instructed the Union Government to get the settlers evicted from houses bought on power of attorney and give alternative plots only to those JJ dwellers who have been staying in a given JJ cluster prior to 1990.

It was the responsibility of the Union Government, he said, to file an appeal in the court and give succour to the lakhs of people living in JJ clusters and resettlement colonies. The rally would also raise the concerns of the working class.


Special Focus on Sonepat
Amenities in this industrial city beg attention
R. D. Sapra

Sonepat, December 29
Sonepat is a fast growing industrial city in Haryana with a large number of big, medium and small-scale industries employing more than two lakh people. It appeared on the country’s industrial map in 1951 after the setting up of Atlas Cycle Industries Limited, which is the largest bicycle manufacturing concern.

There has been a rapid growth of industrial units over the past 20 years. It is said that most of them exist only on paper.

Basic amenities in the city remain inadequate on account of encroachments, erratic power and drinking water supply, faulty sewerage, unsanitary conditions, traffic hold-ups and dilapidated roads. The drinking water supply always remained inadequate owing to the lack of control on the keymen by the officials entrusted with the job.

Encroachments have become a regular feature here on account of the apathy of official agencies, particularly the PWD (B&R), the Sonepat Municipal Council and the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA). Go to any part of the city. One will find people encroaching on government land with impunity. This puts local residents to a lot of hardship. The authorities have shown no any inclination to tackle this nagging problem.

Shopkeepers have grabbed the footpaths on both sides of the main roads in the absence of any checking by the authorities concerned. Most shopkeepers on the bus stand road, railway road, Mamoon Bhanja Chowk, Sonepat-Bahalgarh road, Sonepat-Rohtak road, Sonepat-Gohana road, Telephone Exchange road, Sarang road, Atlas road and Ashok Nagar display their commodities outside their shops and woo customers to ensure better sale. The shopkeepers usually go much beyond their own boundaries and leave little space for vehicles to pass through.

Some shopkeepers have installed permanent or temporary sheds in front of their shops. On the Atlas road and the button factory area, the owners of eateries have grabbed public land along the roadsides by putting tables and chairs in the areas, which always stink because of stagnant and muddy water. The valuable land meant for the laying of a park has been grabbed by the shopkeepers near the ESI dispensary, thanks to the failure of the civic authorities to take any action against the erring shopkeepers who had built concrete platforms to display their goods.

Stray animals and pigs can be seen throughout the day roaming in the markets and streets of the city. Heaps of garbage remain un-removed from the interiors for days together.

The Sonepat railway station is also in a bad shape. Sanitary conditions are bad as garbage is thrown in the open and passengers are forced to ease themselves in the open because toilets remain dirty most of the time. There is no regular water supply in the toilets and water taps are missing. The railway station has only two small rain shelters and most of the passengers have to wait for the trains in the open. Many commuters alleged that all their complaints made to the Station Superintendent and the Chief Booking Clerk in this regard have fallen on deaf ears.

A similar situation exists in the reservation office where the staff always put up a signboard indicating that the “computer is out of order”. The passengers feel harassed when they go there to reserve seats in the long-distance trains.

A large number of passengers who fail to get the tickets after standing in the queue for a long time are forced to board the trains without tickets. On many occasions, such passengers are caught by the ticket checkers in the running trains and penalised for no fault of theirs.

The Daily Railway Passengers Welfare Association today urged the Union Railway Minister to order a high-level inquiry into the mismanagement at the railway station in this city and take stern action against the erring officials of the booking office, reservation office and the Station Superintendent.


No canal water to tail-end villages
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, December 29
Representatives of various farmers’ organisations have sent a joint memorandum to the state government demanding immediate suspension of the officials of the Gohana Water Service Division who are allegedly responsible for the canal water shortage in the subdivision. They also urged the government and the district authorities to take a serious note of this and take steps for the regular supply of canal water to the farmers at the tail-end villages.

Regular supply of canal water to villages falling under the jurisdiction of the Gohana Water Service Division remains a pipe dream even after several complaints made by farmers to the authorities.

The farmers whose fields are situated at the tail-end villages have now demanded a probe into the inadequate and erratic supply of canal water even during the rotation period fixed by the government. Many farmers alleged that theft of irrigation water by unscrupulous and influential farmers backed by some officials and certain political bosses of the ruling party in the state was rampant. Certain officials of the irrigation department are allegedly hand in glove with these farmers.


Teacher commits suicide

New Delhi
A 75-year-old retired lady teacher committed suicide by setting herself on fire in her house last night in Vasant Kunj in South-West district. The deceased, Vimla Oberoi, wife of Harbans, was living alone in her house and was being looked after by her nephew Vishal Prakash. The incident came to light when her nephew tried to contact her on phone yesterday and elicited no response from her. Immediately he contacted her neighbours who then informed Prakash that some smoke was emanating from her house.

When Prakash rushed to the house and broke open the door, Vimla was found dead in the bathroom with 100 per cent burn injuries. Prakash told the police that she was depressed for the last few months.

Hardwar girl raped

New Delhi: A 17-year-old girl from Hardwar was allegedly raped by two youths in the city last evening on the pretext of offering help to locate her friend at Zakir Nagar in New Friends Colony. Both the accused Tahseen Ahmed (23), a property dealer and Kamran (22), a grocer, residents of Zakir Nagar, were arrested.

The girl came to Delhi in June 2002 to stay with her elder sister in trans-Yamuna area. During her stay in Delhi, she came in contact with one Madarsar, resident of Zakir Nagar, when she had reportedly gone to watch a movie in Chand cinema in the area. After her meeting with the person, she left for Hardwar.

The girl came to Delhi again last evening and wanted to get in touch with Madarsar but failed to locate him. When two youths spotted her looking for some address, they offered help and promised her to find her friend. The police said that the gullible girl followed them to a house in Zakir Nagar area. Upon reaching the fourth floor of the house, one of the youths allegedly raped the girl inside the room, while the other kept guard outside. The duo, after the incident, bolted the girl inside the room and fled. TNS


Boy killed in mishap

Gautam, a 10-year-old boy, was killed on the spot when he was hit by an unknown vehicle on the G.T. Road near Kundli village, about 25 km from here, last evening. According to a report, the police have registered a case and sent the body for the post-mortem examination.

Held for multiple murders

With the arrest of one person, the Sonepat police today claimed to have solved the alleged murder of a woman, Rajesh, and her three children of Lehrara village in this district on December 14.

According to the police, the arrested person was identified as Dalbir, brother of the victim’s husband. The other culprit who was allegedly involved in the multiple murders has also been identified as Satish, a resident of Nahri villge in this district. Satish is employed as a driver with Mr Maya Singh, a BJP Member of Parliament of Madhya Pradesh.

Dalbir is stated to have confessed to his crime and told the police that on the day of the incident, he and Satish went to the house of the victim and pressured her to have illicit relations with them but she declined and asked them to leave her house. Thereupon, they assaulted her with sharp-edged weapons and killed her and her three children before they escaped.


Neighbour sets woman afire

New Delhi, December 29
A 28-year-old woman was set afire allegedly by her neighbour last evening in Sangam Vihar. The woman was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital with major burns. The Police said that Sudana Gupta, resident of K Block of Sangam Vihar, had gone to her parents’ house in J Block. During this time, her neighbour, identified as Manoj, resident of I Block, poured kerosene on Sudana and tried to set her ablaze. She was immediately admitted to the hospital by her parents. The suspect has absconded.

Blind murder solved

With the arrest of three persons including two minors, the West district police today claimed to have solved a blind murder case of one Gaurav, whose body was found abandoned in a vacant plot in Sector 16, Dwarka on December 23. TNS


Trade Fest concludes
Our Correspondent

Faridabad, December 29
Trade Fest - 2002 concluded at Surajkund today. The fair was organised by the Trade Fair Authority, Haryana, Haryana Tourism, district administration and various industry associations. More than 300 companies took part in the fair and business worth Rs 6 crore were generated. Haryana Governor Babu Parmanand gave away the prizes to the active contributors to the success of the fair. These included Mr Anil Malik, Deputy Commissioner, Mr Rajinder Kumar, SP, Mr S. P. S. Bhatia, Civil Surgeon, and Mr Ram Kumar and Mrs Suhama Saini for public relations. Among the industrialists who received prizes were Mr K. C. Lakhani, Mr Vinay Gupta, Mr Rajiv Chawla and Mr Manmohan.


A processor that helps you breathe easy in the kitchen
Tribune News Service

Ultrafresh has introduced a kitchen environment processor, Tusli, which has an ionizer, pest repellent and an electric chimney that surpasses any other chimney. Its ionization process cleans the overall air environment in the kitchen. The pest repellent device executes its utility without harming the pest physically. Its ultrasonic, high frequency sound waves force the pest to run away from their shelter, as it strikes their auditory and nervous system. Further, the chimney of Tusli has a unique oil-absorbing capillary cushion that traps oil and greasy particles and throw out them through its bigger air outlet without any obstacle.

Watch this

TAG Heuer has launched chronographs Kirium Formula 1 and Micrograph in the country. The Kirium Formula 1 is a chronograph that combines multiple technological feats and is capable of measuring time within 1/100th of a second making it a worldwide success. The Micrograph seizes the moment to measure time within 1/100th of a second and provides for more than the traditional hour, date, alarm and dual time zone functions.

Home theatre

Beltek has launched a home theatre system with super-slim DVD player with progressive scanning for superior picture clarity and which is compatible with Dolby Digital, DTS surround, VCD, CD-R, audio CD, Karaoke CD, HDCD, MP3, SVCD, full function remote-controlled active sub-woofer with amplifier to enhance sound re-production manifold, magnetically shielded five-wall mountable high-clarity direct-reflect speakers with two floor stands.

Musical feast

T-Series has released Sangeeta Kopalkar’s `Humnashee’. She has given the lyrics and music with assistance from Shiv Dutt Sharma and Kashif Zadi. The eight songs in the cassette have different themes from peppy Punjabi number to enthralling Arabian musical.

Kids’ brush

Oral-B has launched the new Oral-B kids toothbrush designed to meet the oral care needs of children of ages from three to 12. Brushing for kids will now be a thoroughly fun-filled experience with Mickey and friends. The new toothbrush pack with Disney characters is available in four fun colour combination.

Economy watches

Sikkim Time Corporation Limited (SITCO) has unveiled a new range of watches for the economy segment. The watches will have the body of stainless steel, with gold-plated and indiglow feature.

Fresh mushrooms

Weikfield has launched “fresh button mushrooms”. These mushrooms are not only superb in quality, taste, texture, colour and flavour but also have nutritive values and enhanced shelf life, ensuring high value and economy to consumers. These mushrooms are high in protein, iron and vitamins and are absolutely cholesterol free.

Tough tiles

SPL Ltd has launched the `Bisaza’ series, premium Italian glass mosaic finish tiles. The series is a super tough but aesthetically pleasing range and the only one available in the country that can be laid both on floors and wall.

Mega OTG

Sunflame Appliances has introduced the widest range of Oven Toaster Griller in 8, 16, 22 and 31 litres with add on features like auto-cut timer, motorised rotisserie and turbo fan. The main body of the Sunflame OTG is made from 1-mm thick steel, which is almost double the thickness of the main body of any other make.

TV game chip

Samsung India Electronics has launched a 15-game chip in select models of CTV in 21” flat and 29” category both in the conventional as well as the flat category. Some of the games incorporated include cricket, sea hunter, car race, iceman and parachute shooter.

Desk organiser

Solo has launched desk organiser and multi-pen holder, which is ideal for offices, students and home. The organisers have been specially designed to accommodate almost everything of daily use of any working desk – be it pen, eraser, sharpner or scissors, pin, clips, stapler, scale, cutter, glue stick. Even other important articles like calculator, mobile phone, CD, floppy, wristwatch and wallet can also be safely stored in these desk organisers.

Diary for managers

Organise and Smile, the management diary introduced by Nightingale, is a unique product for the managers of today. The diary has pithy management cartoons on every page by internationally acclaimed management cartoonist, advertising and marketing expert and strategic thinker Priya Raj.

New subwoofers

Intex Technologies Limited have launched a new range of subwoofers with an output of 2000w PMPO. The subwoofers are capable of delivering a deeper, richer, more impactful bass for music and keep tonal balance consistent at all volume levels.

Wireless bridge

D-Link India Ltd has launched wireless outdoor bridges, which connect LAN located in distant buildings at 11Mbps speed. These bridges operate without any network wires and have unique features designed especially for outdoor applications, making it an ideal solution for wireless building-to-building connectivity.

Elite pen

Linc Pens & Plastics has introduced a new variety of pen named ‘Vision Elite’ for the kind of person whom a pen is something more than just a writing instrument. This pen comes with two kinds of tips – elite fine and elite micro – and is available in two-body colours, black and white, and three ink colours – black, blue and red.

Cup noodles again

Indo Nissin has re-launched cup noodles in a bright new colour packaging in line with the international look of the brand. The cup noodles are available in two variants – spicy vegetable and tangy chicken, with real vegetable and chicken pieces, which are hygienic, nutritive and delicious way to beat hunger.

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