Monday, August 25, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Govt in the dock for ‘usurping’ farmer’s plot
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 24
The Delhi High Court has directed the Central government to clarify by August 26 whether or not it was in possession of a piece of land belonging to a villager in South Delhi.

The villager, through counsel R K Saini and N R Sharma, pleaded that in June 1994 the government had conveyed its resolve to acquire 42 bighas and 13 biswas on payment of compensation. The land was intended for an NTPC project.

However, possession was acquired of 45 bighas and seven biswas, which included a plot of two bighas and 14 biswas in the middle of the acquired land, he claimed. Alleging that the authorities had ‘illegally’ taken possession of this piece of land, he demanded that either it be formally acquired and be compensated for, or that possession be restored to him. A Division Bench, comprising Chief Justice B C Patel and A K Sikri, ordered the Union Power and Irrigation Ministry, the National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd and the Land Acquisition Collector (South) to state whether the government was in possession of land measuring two bighas and 14 biswas, belonging to Shiv Charan, hailing from village Aali near Badarpur border and whether the same had been acquired or not.

Charan said he had since made numerous representations to the authorities in this regard but to no avail. He moved the high court, which issued notices to the Centre, the NTPC and the LAC in February 2002. However, even after a year, they were not in a position to sit together and come to a conclusion on the issue of possession, acquisition and compensation.

“How there was a delay... was required to be understood,’’ the judges said and observed that the respondents had acted in a high-handed manner in the matter. In April this year the court had even imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on the collector, to be paid from his own pocket, because no steps had been taken to respond to the case.

Protest in Greater Noida

Greater Noida: The farmers here have refused to hand over possession of their land to the Greater Noida Authority. They have done this in protest against the refusal of the Greater Noida Authority to pay land compensation at par with what the farmers in Noida have received. A delegation of Greater Noida farmers, led by Gaje Singh and Chhinda Singh of Sakipur village, briefed Sudhir Garg, Additional CEO, Greater Noida, on their decision. The farmers have alleged that the Greater Noida Authority wants to wrest possession of the land without paying them anything. The Additional ECO, in turn, reportedly warned the team that the Authority could forcibly occupy the land, in case the farmers did not do the needful.

The livid farmers have threatened the Greater Noida authority with dire consequences, if any attempt is made to assume “forcible possession of even an inch of their land.”

Noida inter-state bus stand is a cattle pen 
Parmindar Singh

Noida, August 24
The dilapidated bus stand of UP Roadways on the two-acre plot in Sector-35 presents a picture of utter neglect. As only 9 buses emanate from here, the enterprising villagers residing in the vicinity have started using the premises as a cattle pen. They tie their cattle under the sheds and themselves laze around. Neither the UP Roadways Corporation, nor the Noida Authority, has done anything about the abuse of the public place.

In view of the lack of maintenance, the commuters prefer to go to Anand Vihar or Serai Kale Khan to take buses for Agra, Mathura, Aligarh, Eta, Etawa, Farrukabad, etc.

Though the UP Roadways is understood to have deposited some money for the maintenance of the bus stand with the Noida Authority, the latter has taken no steps in this direction. The bus stop is bereft of any benches or chairs; nor are there any ceiling fans; drinking water and public conveniences, too, are not visible.

The roadways had established this inter-state bus stand way back in 1982 for the convenience of Noida’s denizens. A decade earlier, 32 buses used to originate form here, thanks to the special efforts of Regional Manager, UP Roadways, Ashok Kumar Nagar. The plethora of services had yielded an income of Rs two lakh daily to the corporation. Then, the bus stand also had its full staff complement.

But since Mr Nagar’s transfer, the number of buses originating from here has dwindled; with that, the revenue accruing from the bus stand has also plummeted. Now, only three persons, including the manager and two security guards, man this bus stand.

The bus services for Kanpur and Lucknow have been discontinued and the hapless passengers have to trudge to Delhi bus stands.


Local VIPs skip martyr’s cremation
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, August 24
The cremation of a valiant soldier, who lost his life fighting for the honour of his country, seems to no longer interest politicians and senior officials in the district.

As the body of Niab Subedar Dharamvir Singh of 6 Mahar Regiment was consigned to flames in his native village of Mirpur Korali in Hodal sub-division today, a large number of villagers came out in hordes to pay homage to the local lad who died in a fierce gun battle in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. (Four Army men had lost their lives yesterday in the incident, but not before they had slain six terrorists in the encounter.)

The State Government and the District administration was represented by the SDO (Civil), Mr S P Sharma, DSP Baghicha Singh, the Secretary of the Zila Sainik Board and the Secretary of the District Red Cross Society. But no MP, MLA or any other elected representative of the area bothered to attend the cremation.

The Deputy Commissioner and the SP also happened to be absent. The spokesperson of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Krishan Murti Hooda, has condemned the absence of senior officials and the local MLA and minister at the cremation. Mr Hooda said that this was a classic example of how much the

state government cared about public sensibilities. Moreover, by skipping the cremation they were being `disrespectful’ to the martyr and his family.

He alleged that the Chautala government had been giving a raw deal to the martyrs’ kin. He further alleged that the authorities had started drawing a fine distinction between the soldiers who lost their lives in the Kargil operation and those who died elsewhere in anti-insurgency operations.


Minors plead guilty in Khooni Darwaza case
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 24
Putting an end to speculation about the minors involved in the rape of a fourth year medical student of the Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), the Juvenile Justice Board has finally decided to convict them.

The board gave the order after the two pleaded guilty to the charges yesterday. The sentence will be pronounced on August 30.

The three-member board, headed by Metropolitan Magistrate Santosh Snehi Mann, had framed charges under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 376(2)g (gang rape) against the two accused.

Even though the two have been convicted, the sentence cannot be pronounced under the provisions of IPC; instead, the Juvenile Justice Act will come into effect. Therefore, the two cannot be sent to jail and have to be confined to a special home for a maximum of two years.

The rape of the fourth year medical student on November 15 last year in the historic Khooni Darwaza near the Police Headquarters on the busy Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg had rocked the Capital with several individuals and groups questioning the efficacy of the Delhi Police.

The main accused, Rahul, alias Budh Prakash, has been charged with raping the medical student along with Amit and two minors — his friends — at knife-point. The trial against Rahul and Amit is going on at the Sessions court at Tis Hazari.

Two others — Mohanlal and Ashok — have been charged with receiving stolen property (the victim’s mobile) and harbouring the offender, respectively.


Ragging case: Peeved HRD Ministry forced IIT-D to expel students
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 24
Four students, who were expelled from the Aravalli Hostel of IIT Delhi for six months after being found guilty of ragging a freshman, Prakash Rajpurpohit, have now been expelled from the IIT as well.

The decision to expel the four students for six months was taken at a meeting late last evening. The Disciplinary Committee, which had been set up to ascertain the charges of ragging against the four students, submitted their report last week, following which the students were expelled for six months from the hostel.

However owing to the displeasure expressed by the Human Resource Development Ministry at the ‘mild punishment,’ the IIT authorities have expelled the four students from the institute.

Taking cognisance of the incident, which was reported in the newspapers, the MHRD had issued orders to the IIT to take stern action against the accused. The Ministry had issued a warning that it will close down the hostel if no action is taken and should such incidents recur.


Mother Dairy to ensure larger volumes of milk
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 24
Mother Dairy will pay co-operatives 10 per cent more than the procurement price to pump larger volumes of milk into the Delhi market. The price at which it sells milk to consumers will remain the same.

A spokesman for the agency said the decision was taken to overcome the shortage of milk reported from several areas of the Capital. Mother Dairy will now pay Rs 17 per kg, instead of Rs 15.50 per kg. “It is expected that the various steps taken by Mother Dairy will contribute to normalisation of the supply of liquid milk in the Capital in the coming days,” he said.

Giving the reasons for shortage of milk, he said the drought in Australia and tight supply position of milk powder abroad had hardened international prices of milk powder. Similarly, domestic price of ghee had increased from Rs 130 a kg in August last year to Rs 156 a kg. Owing to these high prices, private dairy plants have found it lucrative to grab milk available in the villages to manufacture dairy commodities, leading to shortage of fresh milk.

The spurt in demand for milk in view of Raksha Bandhan and Janmashtami had severely constricted the supply of fresh milk to dairy co-operatives and consequently to Mother Dairy, the spokesman added.


Homeopathic sure cure for eye flu

New Delhi: An association of qualified homeopathic physicians today said that it does not expect any let-up in the conjunctivitis epidemic owing to the long-drawn monsoon.

The Indian Institute of Homeopathic Physicians, a national association, has advised the public to desist from self-medication. It was pointed out that homeopathy offers a safe and effective remedy and patients should consult a qualified doctor for the treatment of conjunctivitis.

The institute, which recently held a meeting here to discuss the treatment of conjunctivitis, recommended that homeopathic medicine, ‘APIS MEL 200,’ should be taken twice daily for two days; it is also efficacious as a preventive measure against the disease.

“This is Genus Epidemicus remedy for the current epidemic of viral conjunctivitis,” a release said. TNS


Undertrial attacked in lock-up 
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, August 24
An undertrial prisoner, Dilbagh, was allegedly attacked with a sharp-edged weapon by co-prisoner Tek Ram in the lock up of the judicial courts here yesterday.

According to a report, the injured prisoner, Dilbagh, raised a hue and cry on being attacked. Immediately, policemen rushed to the site and opened the lock-up, shielding the prisoner from the alleged assailant, Tek Ram. The injured prisoner was rushed to the local civil hospital, where he is stated to be out of danger. The police have registered a case against the alleged assailant on the complaint of the injured prisoner and further investigations are on.

Dilbagh, a resident of Barwasni village, who was allegedly involved in the murder of a woman, was to be produced before the judicial magistrate in the morning; he was kept in the lock up along with other prisoners waiting to be produced in the court. Incidentally, Tek Ram, accused of the murder of the younger brother of Dilbagh, was also kept in the same lock-up. It is stated that Dilbagh of Barwasni village had allegedly murdered a woman about 18 months ago and the relatives of the woman had murdered the younger brother of Dilbagh; after that, the Sadar police had arrested four persons in this connection and Tek Ram was one of them.


BSNL issues notices to defaulters
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, August 24
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has issued notices to thousands of telephone subscribers who have not deposited their outstanding bills for several years now.

According to a report, a sum of Rs 2 crore is outstanding against these defaulters and in most cases their telephones have also been disconnected.

The Nigam has launched a scheme for the recovery of the amount of the telephone bills, under which the rent amount will be waived off if a telephone subscriber wants his telephone re-connected after the payment of the outstanding bill. This scheme will expire on September 30.

So far, 42 telephone subscribers have benefited from this scheme, and connections of 26 subscribers have already been restored.

There are about 71,000 telephone subscribers in this district and a revenue of Rs 2.5 crore is generated by the Nigam every month.

The BSNL has declared as many as 1,046 subscribers as defaulters and issued notices to 80 subscribers for non-payment.

According to another report, the Public Health Department has issued notices to defaulters for non-payment of bills for sewer connections in this city.

The amount of arrears outstanding against the defaulters has gone up to Rs. 25.80 lakh and the defaulters have not paid this amount inspite of repeated reminders.

The department has warned the defaulters that their sewer connections would be cut-off if they failed to deposit the pending amount immediately.


Office of Weight and Measure Department to be shifted for better coordination 
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, August 24
In order to improve the working of the office of Weight and Measure Department in Sonepat, the administration has decided to shift it within the office premises of the District Food and Civil Supplies Controller at Railway road.

The shifting will be completed within 3-4 days, according to the DFSC, Mr P. K. Sharma. There is a district level office of the Weight and Measure Department functioning from a rented room near the Malviya Shiksha Sadan at Gohana road.

Interestingly, the people in the area are totally dependent on the sole inspector, whose duty is to certify the tools and instruments of weight and measurement. He also has to carry out inspections of these at shops and industrial units.

According to information, the inspector has fixed specific days for his inspection in order to cover the entire district. Accordingly, he has reportedly fixed three days for his visits to Gohana, Ganaur and Kharkhauda, and the remaining two days for Sonepat town.

However, the problem arises when he is not present in the office, which has to be locked, as there is no other staff to man the office.

This situation is particularly troublesome, as the business activities have increased manifold with the increase in the number of shops, industrial units and even rehriwalas, who require certification of weights and measurements.

However, the office was often found locked due to the shortage of staff and the field tours of the inspector, creating inconvenience to those who require certification.

Several complaints were also being received that large number of shopkeepers were not obtaining certification of weights and measurements and were allegedly cheating the customers.

According to a rough estimate, there are 12,000 shops, more than 200 industrial units and nearly 2,000 rehriwalas using tools and instruments of weights and measurements.

Taking notice of the public grievances, the administration reportedly decided to shift the office within the premises of the DFSC’s office.

With the change of office, there would be better liaison between the office and the people, said Mr Sharma.


Call to end insensitive attitude towards families
of martyrs 
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, August 24
The Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U) president, Mr Ved Prakash Vidrohi, has criticised the state government for not giving due regard to the families of the martyrs, who had lost their lives during the Kargil war.

In a signed press statement issued here today, he said that the families of the Kargil victims were being subjected to humiliation. As a proof, he cited the recent incident at Ambala.

He urged the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, to take ‘effective and positive steps’ to curb the insensitive and indifferent attitude adopted by the bureaucrats towards the families of the martyrs.

Mr Vidrohi also demanded the removal of the Agriculture Minister, Mr Jaswinder Singh Sandhu, from the state Cabinet as the incident had happened in his presence.

He also suggested that the Chief Minister should inquire from the families of the martyrs whether they had been given adequate compensation when he goes to the villages in connection with his ‘Sarkar Aap Ke Dwar’ programme.

Referring to the ongoing development schemes in the rural areas, the Janata Dal (U) leader alleged that sub-standard materials were being used in the construction and repair of roads and streets. As a result, he said, most of them had been damaged during the recent monsoon rains.

He alleged that in the absence of any proper monitoring mechanism by the district authorities, the bulk of wheat allotted under the ‘Food for Work Programme’, had been sold in the market by the sarpanch of the villages.

He urged the Chief Minister to order a high-level inquiry into the public complaints about the diversion of wheat allotted under the ‘Food for Work Programme’ into the black market.


CM inaugurates Stree Shakti camp
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 24
The Delhi Chief Minister, Ms. Sheila Dikshit, inaugurated the fourth ‘Stree Shakti Camp’ at Jaswant Singh Lane, behind Andhra Bhavan here today.

The camp is being organised by the NDMC in association with the Social Welfare Department, NCT of Delhi, as part of their women empowerment programme.

Ms. Dikshit also inaugurated a Vocational Training Centre for Women at Jaswant Singh Lane and urged women to avail the services of the camp. The camp is offering vaccinations and allopathic medicines, including Hepatitis B vaccination.

Senior doctors were also available for consultation and about 1,500 women attended the camp.

The vocational centre, which has bee started in association with the Delhi Labour Welfare Board, offers training in rangoli making, manufacture of candles, agarbatis, soft toys and liquid detergents.

The NDMC under the aegis of the Delhi Legal Service Authority organised a Lok Adalat at Palika Kendra to dispose off pending cases in various courts related to different services.

The Additional District Judge, Ms. Sangeeta Dhingra Sehgal, settled seven of the nine cases across the table and the remaining were adjourned for next the Lok Adalat.

While five cases pertained to commercial, there was one each from Civil, Enforcement and Estate and Architecture Department.

These cases were pending in various courts for over 10-25 years.


Trust to organise chetna march
Our Correspondent

New Delhi, August 24
To mark the memory of Baba Jiwan Singh Ji (Bhai Jaita Ji), Shaheed Baba Jiwan Singh Educational and Welfare Trust is going to organise fourth chetna march from Shri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar to Chandani Chowk, Delhi.

According to the president of the Delhi chapter of the trust Mr Satnam Singh Uppal, the sarva dharam chetna march will set off from Darwar Sahib, Amritsar on September 3, and will reach at Gurdwara, Majnu Ka Tila on September 5, which will be welcomed by Dilli Gurdwara Prabandh Committee president Paramjeet Singh Sarna.

The deeds of Baba Jiwan Singh Ji will also be exhibited on the stage through light and sound system at the open-air theatre, Gurdwara Majanu Ka Tila on the evening of September 5. The main objective of this march is to highlight the great martyr Baba Jiwan Singh Ji who sacrificed his whole life and family for the sake of freedom of faith and truth. Thousands of people from all religions will join to the march to convey the message of peace, harmony, unity and brotherhood in our country, said Mr Uppal.


Kumaramangalam remembered
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 24
In order to commemorate the third death anniversary of the former Union Power Minister, P. R. Kumaramangalam, the P. Rangarajan Kumaramangalam Vichar Manch had organized a prayer meeting here on Saturday.

The meeting was attended by trade labour leaders of various groups, family members and friends of the late leader, who was an ardent fighter of labour fraternity. Fondly addressed as ‘Ranga’ by all, the gathering, including the members of Railway Protection Force, recalled the consistent efforts made by the late leader for their uplift.

Ms Kitty Kumaramangalam, wife of Ranga, and also an advocate admonished the labour fraternity for often resorting to strikes forgetting that the industries were going through serious recession. She rather advised them to concentrate on work for the advancement of the industries and then demand for their rights.

“Trade unions have enormous responsibility in guiding their people in right direction with right approach besides formulating strategies for the welfare of their community,” Kitty said.

Raj Kamal, president of the Manch, remembered the work done by ‘Ranga’ to the labour community. Ranga was instrumental in setting up a number of power projects cleared in a short period, he said. Dr Geeta Chadha, Gynaecologist in Apollo Hospitals and a columnist, said: “While highlighting the plight of the labourers in the private institutions, stressed the need to have commitment towards work as everyone has a potential to become role models in the era of globalization.”

Traffic diversions

The traffic police have made elaborate arrangements for the procession of Jhule Lal Mela committee on August 25. The procession, which will start at 5 pm from Jhule Lal Mandir-Kamla Nehru Park-Subzi Mandi-Baraf Khana-Pul Bangash-Azad Market-Pul Mithai-Tis Hazari-Hamilton Road-ISBT and will reach Yamuna River Tibbia Ghat. The police have advised the motorists to take necessary diversions.


Scooterist crushed
Our Correspondents

Rohtak, August 24
A scooterist was crushed when a truck overturned near Dobh bypass today.

The deceased has been identified as Attar Singh of Madhaudi Rangtan village in Kalanaur sub division. According to information, the scooterist was trying to overtake the truck, which overturned when the truck driver suddenly applied the brakes.

10-year-old drowned

Sonepat: Deepak, a 10-year-old boy, was drowned in a pond at Rampur Kundal village about 25 km from here last evening. According to a report, the boy was slipped in the pond and drowned before raising an alarm. The body was cremated without conducting the postmortem examination.

Youths beaten up

Three youths were caught red-handed and beaten up by the parents of two college girls for eve-teasing near the government senior Secondary School, Model Town here last evening.

According to a report, two of the youths, however, managed to escape and the third sustained injuries. He was immediately hospitalised and stated to be out of danger. The police have not registered a case in this connection.

According to another report, the Government Railway Police (GRP) have arrested as many as six persons on the charge of travelling in the women’s compartments of the trains. Cases under the Railway Act have been registered against them.

Delegation meets Labour Commissioner

A deputation of the Haryana Sheet Glass Company called on the Labour Commissioner of Haryana, Mr K. K. Khandelwal yesterday and apprised him the excesses of the management on the employees and the workers for the last few months.

According to a report, the members of the deputation alleged that the management of the company had terminated the service of at least 750 employees without the payment of salary, bonus and the arrears outstanding against the company. Moreover, the management has also forced 450 employees to sign on the resignation letters and submit the same to the management.

Mr Khandelwal assured the deputation that he would look into the matter and take appropriate action.


Girl killed as wall crumbles
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 24
A seven-year-old girl was killed after she was trapped under the rubble in a wall collapse this morning at Bhagwati Garden in Uttam Nagar.

The victim, Abilasha, was immediately rushed to the Nayyar Hospital, where she was declared brought dead. The incident had occurred this morning when the girl was playing near the B-23, Bhagwati Garden, where the house was under repair.

The tenant of the house, Thakur (30), was repairing the house under the instructions of the house owner Prem Prakash Verma.

Suddenly, the wall collapsed and the victim was trapped under the rubble.

The police have registered a case and an investigating is on.

Dacoity foiled, five held

The South-West district police today claimed to have arrested five dacoits, who were planning to commit a dacoity in the Naraina Industrial Area on the night of August 23.

Based on a secret tip-off that some armed dacoits would be assembling near the Naraina Industrial Area to commit dacoity, police swung into acting and nabbed Dharm Dev alias Dharmbeer (19), resident of Kirti Nagar, Kamlesh (20), resident of Chunna Bhati, Dharmender alias Pramod (23), resident of Inderpuri, Zila Singh (24) alias Prakash alias Monu and Samsuddin (25), resident of Naraina.

The police have recovered a loaded countrymade weapon from one of the accused.



Criminal escapes, cops refuse to take cartridges
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, August 24
The recovery of three cartridges from an alleged thief, who was admitted in Civil Hospital, Gohana, by the police, has put the hospital’s doctor in a fix. The alleged thief has escaped from the hospital and the police have refused to take the possession of the cartridges.

According to information, an unidentified thief was nabbed by the people when he entered into the house of a trader in Gohana Anaj Mandi on Friday night.

As the thief was given thrashing by the people before handing him over to the police, the police took him in the Civil Hospital for treatment. After his admission in the hospital, the police reportedly left the hospital.

When the doctor on duty, Dr Praveen Goyal started treating the thief, three cartridges were recovered from the pocket of the thief.

The doctor reported it to the police and informed about the recovery of the cartridges. But, the police reportedly did not turn up in the hospital for nearly two hours after receiving information.

Meantime, as no police personnel didn’t turn up into the hospital, the thief managed to escape from the hospital. The police also failed to trace him in the town.

But when the doctor wanted to deposit the cartridges in the police custody, the police authorities refused to accept the cartridges. The helpless doctor has been knocking at every door of the health and police authorities, but he was not being helped by any one.

The doctor said: “What is my fault? It was the duty of the police to guard the thief in the hospital.

Moreover, it is a case of crime and a legal procedure must be followed.” He has reportedly sought the intervention of the SDM and DSP of Gohana in the incident.


Man kills three-week-old baby
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, August 24
A three-week-old infant, Monu, has allegedly been killed by his father, Surender, in village Pai under Kharkhauda police station last night.

The quarrel between Surender and his wife Laxmi Devi is stated to be the reason behind this gruesome murder.

On the complaint of Laxmi Devi, a case under Section 304 IPC has been registered in Kharkhauda police station against Surender, who is absconding after committing the crime.


Maruti car snatched near SP’s residence
Our Correspondent

Rohtak, August 24
Four miscreants snatched a Maruti car from a youth at gunpoint near Mansarover Park here this afternoon. According to information, the four youths who had hired the Maruti car from Bahadurgarh, forced the driver out of the vehicle near Mansarover Park at around 4 pm.

It may be mentioned here that the official residence of the district police chief, Mr Alok Rai, is located in front of Mansarover Park.

Mr Rai could not be contacted for his comments on the deteriorating law and order situation in the district.


For your dry, dull and wanton locks
Tribune News Service

AYUR has launched a new enriched ‘Heena Tulsi Shampoo’ and ‘Rosemary Shampoo’, which will help get rid of your dandruff problem. These new products of herbal shampoos are suited for all types of hair whether they are normal, oily, dry, thin and delicate or damaged. They are specially enriched with natural conditioners and cleansers to give that extra bounce to hair without harming them.

Superior shave

Gilette has launched the ‘New Gillette 7O’ Clock Ready II Ready Shaver’ with a new long handle. The ‘Ready Shaver’ incorporates an ergonomically designed new long handle that delivers greater control and improved manoeuvrability and platinum-coated twin blades assure a smoother and closer shave.

Manoj Kumar, Regional Business Director, said: “With the launch we hope to further expand the Indian Ready Shaver market by offering discerning consumers a hassle-free, close and superior shave.”

Water softening system

‘Pentair’ has launched ‘Pentair Home Softener’, a home water softening system in India.

‘Pentair Home Softener’ chemically removes hard undesirable dissolved minerals (Chemical and Magnesium) that result in annoying white scales on fixtures, appliances and piping.

Softening the water produces immediate benefits, like cleaner cloths, good skin, better tasting food and beverages, prevent scale build up and reduces usage of soap and detergent.

Promoting prettiness

‘Nature’s Essence’ offers you the right solution with its all-new premium aroma-based ‘Platinum Facial’ range just for your personalised need.

‘Nature’s Essence’ has brought forward ‘Platinum Facial’, which is a combination of a range of products that clean, beautify, promote attractiveness or alter appearance. The platinum range consists of Platinum Tinge, Platinum Rose, Platinum Smooth and Platinum Princess.

It’s cool

TotalFinaElf, a petroleum company, has launched their organic coolant ‘Glacelf Supra’, thus, making an entry into the coolant market in India.

‘Glacelf Supra’ will be available through 500 committed distributors and 30,000 dealers across the country, the distributor’s and dealers network is catered through a well-structured 65 depot network located at all the major towns and cities.

P. K. Mittal, Senior Vice-president said, “We have been providing our customers with technologically advanced products and services for many years. The advanced coolant technology was developed by our group and has many millions of miles of road used behind it.”

High quality biscuits

ITC Foods has launched, ‘Sunfeast’, range of high quality and great tasting biscuits with offerings in Glucose, Marie and Cream segments. Sunfeast, with the brand essence ‘Spred the Smile’, connotes happiness, contentment, satisfaction and pleasure one would derive from great tasting and high quality biscuits. The brand positioning and imagery is reinforced by the Sun mascot conveying the emotional and gratifying aspects of the product.

Home entertainment

VIA technologies has launched its new fastest processor for embedded and multifunctional fanless digital and communication devices for home entertainment and communication devices.

The Eden ESP 7,000 processor is a 733 MHz speed device based on the highly efficient Cool Sream architecture featuring the PadLock Data Encryption Engine and enhanced security and digital media performance for fanless entertainment, communication, commercial and industrial applications.

Beauty requirement

Oriflame has introduced its all-new accessories - Cosmetic Bag and Body Brush. Oriflame’s latest addition to its product portfolio, the ‘Cosmetic Bag’ is a specially designed bag of size 20cm X 15cm X 6cm.

Thomas Ekberg, CEO said: “These two additions to our existing range is our commitment to serve all the beauty requirement of our customers.”

A perfect classmate

ITC has laid special thrust on the stationary market and towards expanding its product portfolio. The company has launched ‘Classmate’, a brand of notebooks under its umbrella brand ‘Expressions PaperKraft’, catering to the mass and high-end segment.

The ‘Classmate’ range, which stands for quality and dependability, is available in more than 180 variants and comes in hard as well as soft covers.

Adventurous trekking

Long Boot is the new launch for ‘Trekking’ from the House of Action. Action shoes are a well-established name in the country. They constantly apply innovative ideas in shoe technology by studying the consumer needs.

Action uses high standards of quality procedures to make shoe wearing a comfortable and an enjoyable experience. Trekking Long Boot has been especially designed for adventurous souls.

Water purification

Luminous Electronics Limited has launched ‘Puraflo’, range of water purifiers. Puraflo water purifier is available in two models, UV water purifier and Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Purifier.

Luminous ‘Puraflo’ UV water purifier is an ideal water purification product for homes and small offices, especially, where the water supplied is brackish or hard. In such a situation, the best water purification solution is a multi-stage UV water purifier.

Classy accessories

Plaza Cables Group of Industries has introduced ‘Plaza Rose Modular Series’, which contains power controllers, power and date outlets, dimmer and fan regulators, plates, metal boxes and other accessories. This new series is the combination of style, safety and beauty.

As a part of the group’s diversified arena of electrical accessories, this series is the latest addition, which proves to be “with the taste of time.” All category of products under this series is having ISI mark, thus ensuring you quality and harmless electrical accessories.

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