Monday, March 17, 2003, Chandigarh, India


N C R   S T O R I E S


Livid locals take BJP team to task
Bijendra Ahlawat
Tribune news Service

Faridabad, March 16
The local residents, livid at the excesses during the recent demolition drive in some parts of the town, have started targeting their political representatives.
The crackdown in Housing Board Colony of Sector-29 here last evening is a case in point. The bitter residents poured their anger on the politicians and the local authorities. A team of BJP leaders, which visited Sector-29 last evening after reports trickled in of the residents blaming the local politicians for their predicament, had to beat a hasty retreat after it was at the receiving end of mob fury. These leaders included four BJP MPs and state BJP President Rattan Lal Kataria.

Local MP R C Bainda and MLA from Mewla Maharajpur, Mr Krishan Pal Gurjar, had to mostly face the public ire.

Later, the BJP leaders claimed that they were caned by the police. However, eye witnesses’ accounts said that the local residents resorted to stone throwing and showered invectives on these leaders for not protecting their interests. Stones were also pelted on the vehicle of a local BJP MLA. Some of the senior leaders sustained minor injuries in the lathi-charge and stone throwing that followed the clash between the locals and the authorities.

Mr Kataria even alleged that he received a lahti blow and threatened to raise the matter in the Lok Sabha. These leaders had come to take part in a meeting of the party. Some of the Senior BJP leaders later met the Union

Home Minister L K Advani to lodge a complaint against the authorities.

Meanwhile, the local residents alleged high-handedness on the part of the district Administration, contending that the use of JCBs was unwarranted since they had themselves started removing the encroachments. They said the visit of the BJP leaders was also an eye-wash as they had surfaced after the damage had been done. One of the residents claimed that the people were angry with both the leaders and the district authorities and the stone throwing was a reflection of that.

He said the reckless action of the authorities had resulted in heavy loss of property and the site now resembled the quake-ravaged `Bhuj’ town of Gujarat. MLA K P Gurjar, who has threatened to resign, claimed that the drive was politically motivated and it was aimed at denting his vote bank. He said the authorities were not taking action in the Assembly constituency of MLAs supportive of the state government.

Interestingly, a press note was issued today by the District Public Relations department, which said that no district official was available yesterday for his comments. The press note, without quoting any official, claimed that no lahticharge took place on Saturday. It also said that the leaders had to face the anger of the residents.

Quoting a spokesman of the police and district administration, it said cases had been booked against several persons for indulging in stone throwing against officials, their vehicles and certain political leaders in Sector 29 here yesterday. It said the authorities had provided a security cover to the senior leaders who were present at the site yesterday.



MCD tribunal headless for five months
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 16
The MCD Appellate Tribunal, created to expedite the process of law, has not been functioning for the past five months in the absence of a Presiding Officer.
People aggrieved by the orders of demolition, alteration, relocation or sealing of properties by various urban bodies are bound to move this ‘’headless’’ tribunal which has the exclusive jurisdiction over the matter.

No other court in Delhi has the jurisdiction to take up such matters under the MCD Act. The decision of the tribunal is final with the right to appeal only before the Lieutenant Governor.

According to sources, hundreds of appeals against the orders of the MCD, NDMC and the DDA have come up before the tribunal since the last Presiding Officer B L Garg’s term ended on October two, 2002.

However, in the absence of a Presiding Officer, the appellants are left with no option but to move the High Court after obtaining a certificate to this effect. This has caused a lot of hardship to the common man who has to go to the high court to seek justice. So far, five Presiding Officers have been appointed since the formation of the tribunal 17 years ago. The appointment is notified by the Central Government on the recommendation of the high court.

According to sources, the Delhi High Court had sent its recommendation for the post to the Home Ministry on December 18, 2002.

Delhi Budget on March 25

Finance Minister Mahinder Singh Saathi will present the Budget 2003-2004 of Government of NCT of Delhi on March 25. Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly Prem Singh on Saturday said the House will be summoned for the Budget Session on Monday.



Nine NCR towns to get new fire stations
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, March 16
The National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) has sanctioned the scheme for strengthening fire services in seven towns and opening new fire stations in nine towns falling in the NCR at an estimated cost of nearly Rs 7 crore. This includes Rs 5.25 crore as loan component and Rs 1.75 crore as the municipal share.

According to official information, these schemes, which were earlier given approval by the Haryana Government before being submitted to the NCRPB, entail strengthening of fire services in Gurgaon, Bahadurgarh, Sonepat, Panipat, Palwal, Rewari and Rohtak and opening of new fire stations in Samalkha, Gohana, Ganaur, Jhajjar, Sohna, Hodal, Nuh, Meham and Bawal.

A sum of Rs 52.49 lakh was released by the NCRPB as first instalment and as many as 13 chassis for fire engines costing around Rs 72.93 lakh have been purchased through the Director of Supplies and Disposal, Haryana.

A sum of Rs 72 lakh as second instalment has also been released by the NCRPB. Against this amount, a sum of Rs 209.32 lakh was disbursed to the municipalities in August last year for the construction of fire station buildings and residences for the staff.

As far as Sonepat is concerned, two fire stations are proposed to be set up in the town in the first phase and a third fire station is proposed to be established in the second phase as per the recommendations of fire consultants, M/s Institution of Fire Engineers (India), New Delhi.

As one fire station already exists in Sonepat town remodelling was proposed within the available means of the municipal council. The two sites for the second fire station, as proposed by the district administration and the consultants, were not found suitable by a committee of the Haryana Slum Clearance Board. The third site located at Kakroi Road and belonging to the municipal council was found suitable and the council asked to take up construction at the site.

It is pointed out that there are only 22 sanctioned posts of fire staff in the Sonepat Municipal Council. But no posts have yet been sanctioned for the fire services in Gohana and Ganaur municipalities. The district administration has submitted details about the new posts to be created.



Theft of deities’ statues: The plot only thickens
Ravi S. Singh
Tribune News Service

Gurgaon, March 16
The followers of Jainism are upset with the failure of the police to solve the theft case of seven statues of deities from a temple in Kasan village near here. More than one month has passed since the incident. The plot only thickens with each passing day. The adherents of Jainism attach special significance to the statues as they fall in the category of antiques and were found in two pots in August 1997, when a person was digging his ancestral land in the village to construct a house.

The deities relate to the Digambara sect of Jainism and the statutes were of the Tirthankaras-considered to be the gods by the Jains. The development drew curiosity of the followers all over the country. The Jain community installed the statutes in a newly constructed temple in the village, a stone’s throw from the site where they had been found. The temple is run by Parsanath Jinalay Dharmath Trust, headed by Mr Nemi Chand Jain.

According to the members of the Jain community, the statues were worth about Rs 8 crore as they were made of compound and alloys of several metals. After the installation of the statues, the temple attained special significance and emerged as a religious centre for the community.

Seven of the statues were, however, stolen under mysterious circumstances during the night of February 13-14.

Significantly, the Union Minister of State for Shipping, Mr Duleep Gandhi, a member of the Jain community from Gujarat, had visited the temple in the company of some of his supporters the same evening en route to Teejara, another religious centre of the community in the bordering district of Alwar district in Rajasthan. Some of those who had accompanied the minister apparently showed admiration for the statues.

While the theft incident is wrapped up in mystery, the fact that the culprits left other three statues has stumped the followers. Besides, the fact that the overhead canopies made of gold and silver as well as golden base of one of the statues were also left untouched has added to the mystery.

The police registered a criminal case in the matter and the investigation continued. The police also visited the village today in continuation of the probe. About half a dozen members of the community from Delhi came to the village this morning and reportedly expressed dissatisfaction with the investigating officer. The members wondered why the police have not arrested the three security guards so far who were on duty that night. Also bewildering is the fact that all those present in the temple that night have reportedly been shifting their versions and also contradicting one another.

The investigating officer, however, rebutted charges of ‘police inaction’ and simply said that the investigation was on. There are reports that the three security guards are from Kasan village and the villagers are resentful of any perceived police action against them. Some of the members of the community who had come from Delhi, alleged that a senior INLD leader of the district was also trying to influence the investigation.

The common denominator of the versions of the employees, including the security guards, is that some unidentified persons locked them up in rooms in the temple complex before committing the thefts. Significantly, the three guards were locked up in the same room, a few yards from the sanctum sanctorum of the temple where the statues were installed. The adherents of the Jainism wonder how come all the guards were ‘deep-sleeping’ at the same time.



Driver of ill-fated Baleno arrested
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 16
The Delhi Police today claimed to have arrested the driver of the Baleno which had rammed into an Ambassador car on Prithvi Raj Road near Union Minister for Home Affairs L.K. Advani’s residence. Three MBA students, who belonged to affluent families of the Capital, died in the mishap.

The driver of the Baleno, Manas, was also injured in the accident and admitted to a hospital. Since then, he has been arrested on the charge of causing death due to rash and negligent driving, only to be released on bail. He is believed to be still under treatment. The other injured are out of danger.

The police said that Manas was reportedly under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred. Roused by the Prithviraj Road accident, the police have launched a drive against drunken driving during the night. Youth of affluent families have late night trysts with their friends and try to reach their houses early which is dangerous, the police.

The police also said that motorists were not allowed during the festival of Holy to drive the vehicle after drinks. Strict action would be taken against those who do not heed the police directive, the police said.



Phdcci opposes govt’s power to abolish contract labour
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 16
The provision empowering the government to abolish contract labour must be deleted from the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, the Phdcci said yesterday.

While the recent decision of the Group of Ministers to make relaxation in the law on employing contract labour is a welcome initiative, the Act should contain provision only for the regulation of contract labour and emphasise on issues like social security benefits and wages.

Increased competition amongst nations and industrial groups has necessitated reorientation of business leading to increased need of enhancing productivity and bringing about cost-effective manufacturing process, the chamber said, adding that such a situation needs greater flexibility in the course of manpower and labour deployment.

According to the chamber, engagement of contractors who are specialised in rendering different types of services provides flexibility and leads to efficient utilisation of resources and improved productivity, which makes it important to ensure that there are no hurdles in getting the work done through contract labour.

“The law should provide for regulation of contract labour and not for its abolition,” the Phdcci said.

While the Unorganised Sector Workers Bill 2003 as drafted by the central government is a step in the right direction to achieve the goal of extending social security to workmen in the unorganised sector, the status of domestic help may be kept as that of a self employed person only and they may get themselves registered with the proposed board for social security benefits, the chamber recommended.



INLD govt unable to check cow slaughter: Toghadia
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, March 16
The general secretary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Mr Parveen Toghadia, has lashed out at the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) government, headed by Mr Om Prakash Chautala, and alleged that it had failed to curb cow slaughter in Mewat region of the state.

Speaking to mediapersons on the premises of Shree Ram Krishan Sadhna Kendra at Murthal, about 8 km from here yesterday, he said that West Bengal led in cases of cow slaughtering and the Mewat region in Haryana came second.

He regretted that both the West Bengal and Haryana governments remained silent and refused to impose a complete ban on cow slaughter and ignored the demand made by the Hindu organisations.

He alleged that a number of cows are being slaughtered on the Muslim festivals. Even beef is served at the Iftar parties which, he said, has become an eyesore for the Hindus.

The VHP leader criticised the Chautala government for appeasing the Muslim community to get political gains. He said the state government paid more attention to launch development schemes in the Mewat region at the cost of other regions of the state.

He claimed that at least seven mosques had been built after demolishing the temples in different parts of Haryana and the state government has not taken any action to restore the land of the temples to the Hindus.

He warned that if the state government failed to hand over the possession of such lands to the Hindus, the VHP would be forced to launch a statewide agitation. It would also knock the doors of the court for seeking excavation of these sites to prove its claim.

Referring to the Ayodhya dispute on the construction of Shree Ram Mandir, the VHP leader said that a countrywide satyagraha is being launched from March 27 to April 2 for pressuring the Union government and the Lok Sabha members to pass a legislation to hand over the possession of disputed land to Shree Ram Janambhoomi Trust without delay.



CPI(M) to observe ‘anti-war’ week from March 23 
Our Correspondent

Rohtak, March 16
The Haryana unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has announced that it would observe ‘anti-war’ week from March 23 to 30. Addressing newsmen here today, Mr Hanan Mollah, MP and in-charge of the party affairs in Haryana, said demonstrations would be held at district headquarters and the masses will be made aware of the ill effects of war during the week.

The CPM leader alleged that the USA had been trying to impose war on Iraq to grab its rich oil wealth.

He claimed that the war would also affect adversely the economy of our country. He said the USA had lifted all the restrictions from Pakistan but not from India. He said Iraq had always supported us on Kashmir issue and it was our duty to protect it in this crisis.

Condemning the economic policies of the Centre, he alleged the public distribution system had collapsed due to the ‘faulty’ economic policies. Besides, he alleged there had been a considerable decline in the agricultural production and the small-scale industries had been closing down. He said the Centre had increased the prices of petroleum by times during the past 5 years.

Schemes for cattle: Mr Mohammad Ilias, the Minister for Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, said that the Haryana Government has launched several schemes to improve the conditions of cattle, especially the murrah breed of buffaloes. He was speaking at a animal health check-up camp organised at Meham town.

He urged the cattle owners to attend such camps as they could get information about the latest scientific techniques pertaining to the health of their animals. He said the government had announced cash prizes of Rs 1,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 6,000 for the farmers whose cattle yielded milk up to 15 kg, 18 kg and above respectively.

Mr K.C.Sharma, Financial Commissioner, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, said an amount of nearly Rs 200 crore would be spent on the upgradation of veterinary hospitals.

Two held for gang rape: The police today arrested two youths, who were allegedly involved in the abduction of a Dalit woman of Kharkara village recently.

The woman was gagged, dragged out of her house and gang raped in the fields. Those arrested are Mainpal alias Mannu and Bhajan alias Bhajani of the same village. The police said both the suspects were involved in the abduction but not in the gang rape. The Meham police had registered a case against Bijender, Dhola, Bhondu and Pradeep of the same village under Sections 342, 452, 364 and 34 of the IPC.



Haryana traders to down shutters for 48 hours
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, March 16
The Haryana Pradesh Beopar Mandal has decided to join the all India trade bandh for 48 hours from March 31 to April 1. The bandh call has been given by the Bharatiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal to protest against the implementation of the Value Added Tax (VAT).

Announcing this, Mr Laxmi Chand Gupta, a leader of the Beopar Mandal Haryana, told mediapersons here today that the traders of Haryana will also take part in the all India rally being held on April 8 in Delhi on the issue. The state committee of the Beopar Mandal, he said, will meet on March 20 in Rohtak to chalk out the strategy for forcing the state government to revoke its decision in this regard.

He said that it was not possible for the small traders and the small-scale manufacturers to maintain accounts as sought under the VAT Act. Meanwhile, the Executive Committee of the Bharatiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal has decided to organise protest dharnas in the markets of all states on March 21. They would submit memorandums and organise demonstrations on March 23 and present the same to the members of Parliament and the MLAs.

The traders will also organise demonstrations before all the legislators and governors on March 26 and burn effigies of Vat in the states on March 29.



Human chain to protest US sabre-rattling 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 16
A human chain was formed by students, teachers, workers, artistes and political activists today to protest against the US plan to wage war on Iraq.
Gathered under the banner of “Committee Against War on Iraq”, people from all walks of life joined hands at Mandi House heeding the international call to observe today as ‘Worldwide protest day’.

Among those who formed the chain were D Raja (CPI), Prakash Karat (CPI-M), Surendra Mohan (Socialist Front), Swapan Mukherjee (CPI-ML), Syed Shahabuddin (Majlis-e-Mushawarat), Nirmala Deshpande (Gandhian), Prof Prabhat Patnaik, Mala Hashmi (theatre) and Brinda Karat (activist). “We must reject war by all means,” the leaders said.



Road in disrepair

Sonepat, March 16
The state government and mainly the Chief Minister claim time and again that the road conditions in the state had been improved by spending crores of rupees on repairs and upgradation, but one of the major district roads—from Sonepat to Khanpur Kalan via Purkhas, has continued to be in a state of disrepair for the last five years despite the repeated pleas of the people of nearly 30 villages located on this road.

At many a places, the road has lost its original shape not to speak of the potholes and ditches everywhere on the road. It was not possible to drive in top gear during most of the journey of around 35 km. The truck drivers, bringing sugarcane from weighing centres to the sugar-mill, drive at a snail’s pace lest their vehicles should overturn. The road condition had also adversely affected the transportation facilities as most of the owners of cooperative bus services have withdrawn their buses from this route as the route was allotted to private transporters way back in 1994. The villagers are left at the mercy of the maxi-cabs or private jeeps for undertaking journeys to Sonepat or Gohana. OC



Five nabbed with Rs 5 lakh fake currency
Our Correspondents

Ghaziabad, March 16
A special team led by the Superintendent of Police (Rural), Mr Anil Kumar, arrested five persons involved in printing fake currency notes. The culprits were arrested after raids were conducted at bus stands under Mussori police station and in Vijay Nagar.

Fake currency notes worth Rs 5 lakh and equipment used for printing were also seized by the police. Those arrested were identified as Nizam, Dhannu, Anwar, Arif and Sameer. Sameer of village Sahanpur Budana (Muzzafarnagar) was identified as the leader of the gang. The police nabbed Dhannu, Nizam and Anwar from the Mussori bus Stand after the special team was tipped off about the ongoing fake currency racket.

During their interrogation, the criminals disclosed the location of their units. Dhannu operated in Dhobi Wali Gali in Kela Bhatta while Anwar was from Garima Garden, Passaunda, Sahibabad.

As a result of these clues, the police party conducted raids in Charan Singh Colony in Vijay Nagar and arrested Arif and Sameer in the process of printing fake currency notes.

District Bar Council nominations

Sonepat: As many as 13 candidates have filed their nominations for five posts of the District Bar Council during last two days. Only three nominations were filed on Saturday, which was the last day for submitting the nomination papers.

The elections for these posts are scheduled to be held on March 22. Now, the stage is set for a triangular fight among Prem Singh Atri, Anoop Singh Dahiya and Dharamjit Singh Malik, Pawan Rawal and Virender Tyagi will contest for the post of secretary and Jitender Dahiya, Jatender Pawar and Rajiv Tyagi will fight it out for the post of co-secretary of the Council.

Two years’ RI

The Additional Sessions Judge of Sonepat, Mr R K Bishnoi, has convicted one Joginder of Katlupur village under the Indian Arms Act and sentenced him to two years’ rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 2,000 or, in default, to undergo further three months’ rigorous imprisonment.

According to another report, another Additional Session Judge, Ms Anita Chaudhary, has accepted the bail application of an accused Ram Mehar involved in a criminal case registered against him by the police.

ST Bar Assn

Mr K K Gupta, a lawyer of Faridabad and Mr Ramesh Wadhwa, a lawyer of Sonepat were elected as the president and general secretary respectively of the Haryana Sales Tax Bar Association at a specially convened meeting of the association held here yesterday.

Addressing the members of the association on the occasion, the newly elected president Mr Gupta highlighted the various aspects of the Value Added Tax (VAT) and said that the government has liberalised the provisions for the registration of the traders.

Train blast condemned

Mr Jatinder Paswar, general secretary of the Haryana unit of the All India Anti-Terrorist Front today condemned the incident of explosion in a train in Mumbai by the terrorists and expressed sympathy with the families of the victims.



‘Allotted plots to be distributed’
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 16
The prayers of the 12 thousand beneficiaries of the 20 Point Programme for the Scheduled Castes (SCs) who were allotted plots, but not given possession of, have been answered. Revenue Minister Haroon Yusuf on Sunday declared that plots would be distributed to the families after updating the revenue records.

Yusuf told media persons the file had been sent to Raj Niwas for the Lieutenant- Governor’s approval. “The government has forwarded the file to the Lieutenant- Governor. The government arrived at this decision after studying the recommendations of the House Committee chaired by Mukesh Sharma,” he said.

He said the farmers would also get Rs three crore worth of financial assistance to buy fodder for livestock. The government, he said, would like to see the amount distributed among the farmers before the month-end. An added incentive, he told the farmers, would be a Kisan Mandi in Burari. The mandi (market) at Burari, he said, would be one of the nine such markets on the drawing board.

The minister said the first Kisan Mandi would come up in Andheria Mod near Mehrauli in South Delhi by May.

Arya alleges rules violation in library appointments: The Leader of the Opposition in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Mr Subhash Arya, alleged that the secretary of the Hardyal Municipal Public Library, Mr Ramesh Chander Sharma, appointed 11 persons for different posts violating rules and regulations mentioned in the bye-laws of the library.

The new appointments were made with the consent of the Mayor, Ms Jaishree Panwar and the Leader of the House, Mr Ram Babu Sharma, he alleged. Even the executive members of the library were not informed about the new appointments.



Truck loaded with urea worth lakhs stolen 
from Old DC Road
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, March 16
A truck, loaded with urea worth several lakhs of rupees, was allegedly stolen from the Old DC Road area here last night. According to a report, the owner of the truck has stated to the police that he had parked his truck No H.R. 46 A-4773 near Deepak Mandir last night but it was found missing this morning. An FIR was lodged in this connection. Further investigations were on.

Youth killed: A youth Jagbir was killed by a speedy truck on G.T. Road near Bari village about 15 km from here last night. According to a report, the youth was crossing the road when he was hit by the truck. He died on the spot. According to another report, two persons were injured when a motorcycle hit a cyclist on G T Road near Pipli village about 13 km from here last evening. One of the injured youths was identified as Sandeep of Baroli village whereas the other has not been identified so far.

Body recovered: The Government Railway Police (GRP) recovered the body of an unidentified man lying on the platform No. 1 near the godown at Ganaur railway station about 16 km from here last evening. He is reported to have taken the sulphas tablets and committed suicide. According to a report, the body of the victim remains unidentified.

Two assaulted: Two persons including a woman were injured in the cases of assaults reported from Rattan Garh and Qumashpur villages near here last evening. Both the injured were admitted to the local civil hospital where they are stated to be out of danger. The police are investigating the cases. However, no arrest has been made in this connection.



Satta racket busted
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 16
With the arrest of four persons, the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a satta racket in Adarsh Nagar. The suspects were identified as Ram Gopal, Umesh Kumar, Narender Aggarwal and Pappu Jain. They were operating a satta racket from a rented room in Cable Park area in Adarsh Nagar.

Earlier, they were involved in the sale of lottery tickets near the Badarpur border. They got involved in the satta racket after they incurred losses in their business.

The police received a secret information that a satta racket was being operated from Adarsh Nagar. The information was developed and a decoy customer was sent to the satta den. After a deal was finalised, the decoy called in the police deployed outside. When the police raided the premises, the suspects were busy in betting on the ongoing cricket match between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. Seven mobile phones, two listening and recording machines, one telephone and two speakers were seized. The police also seized Rs 2.68 lakh, the police said.

Liquor Seized: Sleuths of the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police seized six cartons of liquor containing 324 quarters to be sold in Rajasthan and Haryana. The liquor was seized following a raid conducted in a house in Brahmapuri in Dabri yesterday. The suspect, identified as Rajender Singh, has been arrested. He was previously involved in 10 cases of the Excise Act, the police said.



A sophisticated composition to facilitate summer romance in casual wear

Giovani’s Spring-Summer 2003 collection, “Summer Romance,” comprises executive wear, casual suits, jackets, shirts and knitwear for both men and women at very affordable price. Giovani’s fabric orientation is towards extreme sophistication among blends like linen, cotton, viscose and silk. These blends are calmer in appearance but seemingly sophisticated in composition.

Triple Choc: Kwality Wall’s has announced the launch of the delicious Super Cornetto Triple Choc. The Super Cornetto Triple Choc cone has light chocolate flavoured rosettes on top, delicious dark chocolate flavour below, a central rich core of mocha sauce that runs right to the bottom, all topped with a generous sprinkling of roasted almonds.

Special kids drink: Glaxo Smithkline, the healthcare company has re-launched Junior Horlicks, enriched with a unique combination of nutrients that act as resistance builder.

The special nourisher for kids provides nourishment to help build the developing immune system of the child, which is vital to help protect him against falling ill frequently and thus aid in promoting optimal uninterrupted growth.

Tornado: Usha International has launched ‘Tornado,’ the cooler with a large tank capacity of 26 litres. The cooler has an extra powerful motor and auto swing function. The beautifully contoured, full plastic and corrosion free body gives the cooler a contemporary look and longer life.

Miracle TV: Kolkata based hardware major, Jupiter Infosys Limited, has done miracle with the launch of Frontech Gold Miracle TV box, which works even without the PC CPU.

The product helps you catch your favourite show without waiting for your PC boot up. Just connect your monitor directly to Miracle TV and get ready for the show.

Compact cooktops: In its endeavour to offer the best to its customers, Glen has launched an exclusive range of state-of-the-art cooktops with triple ring burner. The cooktops incorporate a new compact design with sleek and elegant look that enhances the kitchen décor. To make cooking faster than ever before, Glen has now introduced five burner cooktops.

Speedy hair colours: With the introduction of ‘Bigen Speedy’, beauty enthusiasts can now bring out the exquisiteness of their hair in just 10 minutes. Enriched with hi-conditioning formula, it coats and protects your hair. It also contains pearl protein, which is an excellent organic hair conditioning. Bigen claims that its ‘Speedy’ range will last longer than conventional hair colours and not stain your skin.

Star Nuts: Speedway foods has launched ‘Star Nuts’, which are available in pouches and cans. Its products are packaged in special environment-friendly cans made with Swiss collaboration.

Curative power: After the success of Amar Strong, the makers of Amar have now unveiled ‘Amar White.’ The herbal content in the product has the curative power of the ages to eliminate ailments from the root.

Kids Sun Block Cream: Lotus Herbals has launched ‘Kids Sun Block Cream’ with SPF 25 under its Sun brand. The hypoallergenic cream is especially formulated for young delicate skin and has been tested by paediatricians and dermatologists. The cream blocks the harmful UVA and UVB rays, hence preventing tanning of the skin as well as occurrence of sunburns.

Day 2 Day wear: Giny and Jony, a kidswear brand has launched its collection, ‘Day 2 Day.’ The new collection is designed keeping in mind the current international trends and includes skirts, capris, pants, shorts, t-shirts, shirts for girls. The boys get to choose from jamaicanas, bermuda sets, pants, shorts, pajamas, t-shirts and more in knits, denims and other cotton based fabrics.

Cooling heads: Marico Industries has launched ‘Shanti Thanda Tel,’ and comes in four forms. Announcing the launch, Arvind Mediratta of Marico Industries said that ‘Shanti Thanda Tel’ is the second product in the Shanti family. Shanti Amla, which was the first product launched under the Shanti banner in 2001, has been one of the major achievements.

High Performance Fans: Asian Fans have come up with a complete range of fans. The range includes designer table fans and pedestal fans, high-performance wall fans, elegant ceiling fans and powerful exhaust fans. The focus of the company is on pricing, power consumption, temperature, air delivery, and all this is priced at an affordable price. The technology coupled with good looks guarantees perfection of the highest order.

Defining comfort: Lee Cooper has come up with an array of tints like chocolate, emerald, olive, coal, lime, wine and charcoal, besides the old indigo. The new collection consists of trendy boot cuts in non-denims, besides the stylized flat fronts in imported triple blends and linens. Men’s shorts wears a trendy look, with blasts, tints and exposed over locks, which are best for the season. Men’s trousers are in fabrics like lycra cord and micro blends. The entire Denim collection emphasizes the motto, ‘Free Your Legs’, that defines the comfort and freedom aspect of the whole collection.

Punjabi album launched: T-series has launched a new Punjabi album “Hawayein”. Babbu Maan has not only sung the songs but is responsible for the music as well as the lyrics.

Electric Kitchen Chimneys: Faber Spa of Italy has launched a new range of electric kitchen chimneys with revolutionary baffle filter technology.

It has been especially developed and patented by the Faber Spa for the Indian kitchen. The filter offers a one stop solution to all the basic problems attached to the present day kitchen chimneys like frequent clogging of filters due to the heavy release of oil and gas particles in the Indian kitchens and low suction power of chimneys.

Baby care: Johnson has come up with a new ‘Blossoms’ soap. Blossoms is a mild and gentle soap to keep the baby’s skin healthy and has new refreshing flowery fragrance to provide a pleasant experience that will leave the skin feeling smooth.

Casual shoes for men: In its endeavour to bring comfortable and innovatively designed shoes for its customers, Woodland has now introduced ‘Camels’ in its new ‘Super Light Weight Series’. Camels are hundred per cent genuine Nu-buk leather shoes in the casual wear segment for men. Camels are a specially designed and hand stitched Moccasin ankle high shoes.

Glitter effects: Elle 18 has launched trendy nail series, interpreting the contemporary fashion trends. The hottest nail trend is the ‘Elle 18 Be Trendy Nail Series–Trend 1 Glo”. Consisting of 12 exciting trendy shades and a new easy to use bottle, the new series will give your nails magical glitter effects and a fashionable look.


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