Monday, September 15, 2003, Chandigarh, India


N C R   S T O R I E S


Boy sacrifices life to save sister’s honour
Our Correspondent

Meerut, September 14
Communal tension gripped Abdullapur village on the outskirts of the city when four boys assaulted a teenaged girl of another community and tried to outrage her modesty late on Saturday night.

Her younger brother Ashok who rushed to rescue his sister was brutally beaten to death by the boys.

In the whole affair, police remained a silent spectator and did not take cognisance for more than three hours even after the station house officer had been informed. The circular officer who reached the spot at 1 am on Sunday morning, compelled the girl to come to the thana, where her parents and other family members were present.

The tragic whole drama unfolded at 9.45 pm on Saturday night in the Nai Basti locality in Abdullapur on the outskirts of the city, where two communities share a common street.

Seema (name changed), d/o Chhanga, went upstairs to bring some clothes down. On the roof, she was assaulted by Islamuddin, s/o Idrish, Shamshad, s/o Hakimuddin, his brother Irshad and Anvar, s/o Zullah. They tried to outrage her modesty. Her clothes were torn. When she raised the alarm, her younger brother Ashok rushed and tried to save her. The four culprits then beat him up badly, hitting his forehead with bricks. Both of them somehow escaped. However, Seema alleged that all the four chased them and beat up her brother again.

Meanwhile, a large number of Dalits from Abdullapur village and adjoining locality gathered at the main road and

protested against the police. At about 1 am, several senior police officials rushed to the spot after the reports that communal tension prevailed in the area.

In the thana, the girl narrated the whole episode to the journalists and also showed her torn clothes. The villagers alleged that the police had not yet tried to arrest the culprits. Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in the area.


Assembly poll: Intense politicking already on
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 14
The campaigning for the Assembly election in NCT of Delhi will gain momentum after the Election Commission (EC) announces the date and political parties select their candidates. With allegations and counter-allegations flying thick and fast, it is likely to be a bitterly fought election.

The official notification is yet to be issued but the NCT of Delhi has already had politicians slapping their rivals with legal notices. The first to fire a salvo was Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who served Delhi Pradesh BJP president Madan Lal Khurana with a defamation suit.

Mr Khurana, in turn, filed a defamation suit against Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Prem Singh for alleging that he (Khurana) had collected huge sums from traders and industrialists for the Parivartan Yatra.

Between fending off her detractors, the Chief Minister manages to lay the foundation stone of a school or inaugurate a hospital. She would not be able to do much after the code of conduct comes into force, therefore the race against the clock.

Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani launched the BJP’s campaign in NCT of Delhi. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will address a meeting on the last day of the Parivartan Yatra, which Mr Khurana has embarked on.

Mr Khurana is claiming credit for persuading the Centre to bring the Delhi State Bill 2003 in the monsoon session of Parliament. While the BJP has announced that the alleged corruption in the Government of NCT of Delhi would be its poll plank, Ms Dikshit is planning to catalogue her “development works” before the electorate.

Besides her much-trumpeted Bhagidari (collaboration of people and administration), the Chief Minister is claiming credit for privatisation of the power distribution system, introduction of CNG-powered transport, Metro and construction of a large number of flyovers.


Deprived of land, man attempts suicide
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, September 14
Despite his all efforts and knocks at the doors of all concerned from the Deputy Commissioner to the Chief Minister, when a complainant failed to get justice, he attempted to commit suicide in the full house of the monthly district public relations and grievances committee meeting which was being presided over by the State Agriculture Minister, Mr Jaswinder Singh Sandhu, here on Saturday.

No sooner, the inquiry officer, SDM Sujan Singh Yadav submitted his report in the meeting, the complainant Sri Niwas of village Mahlana opposed the report, alleging that the revenue officials were involved in interchanging the records and transferred his land in the name of others.

He pleaded with the agriculture minister that he was being deprived of the justice for the third time in the grievances committee meeting. When the house did not listen to his pleas, he started dashing against the wall and got himself injured. The incident shocked the minister and other members of the committee. He was taken to the hospital by the police.

A disgusted Sri Niwas informed the mediapersons that he would again appear before the Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, during his visit to Sonepat on September 15 and lodge a complaint that he had failed to get justice in the last two years.

According to the details of the complaint, two persons, Sat Narain and Jai Bhagwan of his village have allegedly got Sri Niwas’ land transferred in their names in revenue records in connivance with the village patwari and the other revenue officials including tehsildar.

Sri Niwas lodged a complaint to get the revenue records rectified; but none of the officers entertained his complaints.

However in 2001, his complaint was listed for hearing in the district public relations and grievances committee meeting on the direction of the then Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav. After conducting an inquiry, a compromise was reached between both the parties and the land (khewat) of both the parties was separated in the revenue records and the compromise was signed on an affidavit by the parties concerned.

But as alleged by Sri Niwas, the members of other party again got the affidavit and revenue record changed.


Bhati’s killing may lead to gang war
Our Correspondents

Noida, September 14
The murder of Surender Bhati in the court complex in Phase-II, Noida, is directly linked with the murder of Ajit Pal four years ago. Both had a common link as they had started their career as leaders of workers’ unions. They were good friends in the beginning but when Bhati became popular and an influential union leader, Ajit Pal was done to death. Bhati was one of those named as an accused in the murder case.

After Surender Bhati’s murder on the Noida court premises, the possibility of a full-fledged gang war is being feared in the area.

Metal detectors to be installed on court premises

Bhiwani: The district administration has taken steps with regard to the security measures to avert the recurrence of any incident as had taken place on the court premises yesterday.

It may be recalled that an outsider had opened fire in the courtroom in front of the judge at a murder suspect who had come to appear in the court. The Judge, Mr Kuldip Jain, had a narrow escape in the incident.

The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Harpal Singh, examined the situation today along with the Superintendent of Police and advised the officer concerned to get metal detectors installed at the entries of the court premises. He met the District Judge, Mr R. C. Bansal, and with his consent, it was decided that the open entries of the courts premises be closed by opening three gates within it. These three gates will be covered by separate metal detecting system and entry will only be allowed through these gates.

While talking to this correspondent here today, Mr Singh said provision would be made to register vehicle numbers entering the court premises and mini secretariat. The vehicles would be checked properly and regular commuters issued passes to avoid inconvenience. He said such arrangements were being made at Charkhi Dadri court premises also.


Anti-encroachment campaign goes phut
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, September 14
The anti-encroachment campaign launched by the district, police and civic administration in this fast-growing industrial city and a district headquarters in Haryana, has proved a total failure.

The public, municipal and Huda lands, got vacated earlier, have again been occupied by the same persons. The grabbing of the land has caused traffic hazards and the people wonder if the administration has the will and resources to get the land vacated permanently.

There is hardly any main road in the city where the encroachment has not been made. The open drains have made the life of people miserable and the district, police and civic administration remain just silent spectators.

Not only in Model Town, Eight-Marla Colony and Ashok Nagar (Kutche Quarters), but in Sector 14 and 15, the residential colonies of Huda also, the house owners have encroached upon the land in front of their houses by fixing grills and turning them into lawns.

This has resulted in narrowing the roads obstructing the free flow of traffic. The button factory shopkeepers had grabbed even the park land.

Similarly, the footpaths in the mandi and other areas of the city have been reoccupied by the shopkeepers.

The rehriwalas and rickshaw pullers add to the traffic problems and the complaints of the people remain unattended as these persons have the patronage of the ruling party politicians.

The orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court banning the running of commercial establishments in the residential houses in Sectors 14 and 15 have not been implemented by the Huda authorities. The public land on both sides of G T Road between Kundli and Haldana border has been grabbed by the owners of dhabas, hotels and restaurants in the absence of any checking by the officials of the PWD (B&R).


ROAD RAGE: Truck driver silenced by policeman

New Delhi: A serving Delhi Police constable reportedly shot dead a truck driver on the busy Mehrauli-Badarpur Road late last night after a minor accident.

The driver is reported to have died instantaneously. The constable, Anil, posted at the Okhla police station has been arrested.

According to the police, the incident occurred while the constable was returning home after duty on his motorcycle. On Mehrauli- Badarpur Road, his bike was reportedly hit by the truck driven by one Raju Bhandari, a resident of Haldwani in Uttranchal.

The police said that there was not much damage done, but the constable was infuriated by the incident. There was an exchange of hot words even as a crowd gathered there. The constable is reported to have whipped out his service revolver then and shot the driver dead. He was later arrested by the Sangam Vihar Police and the body of the deceased sent for a postmortem. The police said that a case of murder had been registered and further investigations were on. The family of the deceased has been informed. TNS


Woman dupes SBI of Rs 19.50 lakh
Our Correspondent

Jhajjar, September 14
The Bahadurgarh branch of the State Bank of India (SBI) was duped of Rs 19.50 lakh by a woman, who opened a saving account on a fake address.

The police said that the woman, who had identified herself as Sunita, daughter of Lakhiram, had opened an account with an initial deposit of Rs 800 on July 17. She reportedly deposited two demand drafts in her saving account issued by the Bank of Saurastra, Shripuram branch in Hyderabad. After a while, she asked the bank to issue two bearer cheques of the same amount in the name of Anita Malik.

However, as the bank had issued the cheques to her in the name of Anita Malik, she wanted it cancelled for she argued that Anita Malik instead preferred the amount in cash. Subsequently, the bank issued Rs 19.50 lakh to her on her cheque.

She decamped with the cash amount leaving behind Rs 30,500 in her account. The bank sent the drafts to the issuing bank in Shripuram. But the bank employees were at their wits end when they received a fax massage from the Bank of Saurastra that the bank had not issued any such draft of Rs 19.50 lakh to anyone.


Trader robbed of Rs 4 lakh
Our Correspondent

Hapur (Ghaziabad), September 14
Armed miscreants robbed a coal merchant of Rs 4 lakh at 8.30 last night. The trader was returning in his Maruti car after collections from Chandpur. The criminals tied him and his accountant, and then threw them in the fields near Atseni.

In another incident, at least six armed criminals robbed a trader, Sant Ram, of cash and jewellery near the railway crossing under Surajpur police station.

The incident took place when the trader, a resident of Lakhanwali, was taking his sick wife, Munesh, back home after treatment in a hospital in Dadri.

When he wanted to lodge a report, the police shooed him away, saying, “We shall look into it after daybreak tomorrow.”

No men at the helm

As a result of the change in government in UP, it is for the first time that the Ghaziabad Development Authority is without a vice-chairman; Ghaziabad district is without a district collector and district magistrate; and the Ghaziabad police force is without an SSP and the SP (City).

It has happened for the first time in the past 26 years that the city is without so many key officers at the same time.

Looking at the law and order scenario and other facets of life here, it perhaps hardly matters, many people feel.


Cong leader’s birthday party becomes
show of strength
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, September 14
The turnout at the birthday ceremony of veteran Congress leader and former member of Parliament Chiranji Lal Sharma was an unprecedented one in the history of this city yesterday.

According to a report, the function, which was largely attended not only by the people of this city but the neighbouring villages also, is considered a show of strength of Mr Sharma who has established his supremacy in the state politics and in the Congress party.

Several Congress leaders, including Mr Moti Lal Vohra, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Ms Selja, Mr Randhir Singh, Mr Dharampal Singh Malik, Mr Arvind Sharma, Mr Virender Singh Dunmar and some Congress MLAs, former ministers and former

MLAs attended this function and congratulated Mr Sharma on his birthday. However, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, Chief Minister, and Mr Bhajan Lal, former Chief Minister, and HPCC presidents besides other Congress leaders, who were invited for the function, failed to turn up.

The absence of Mr Bhajan Lal from the function was an indication of groupism prevailing in the state unit of the party.

Earlier, crowds of people on tractor-trailers from the rural areas started pouring in at the venue of the function around 8 am. The entire place was packed with a sea of humanity and the presence of people in large numbers at the function was a reminder that they still stood by Mr Sharma as he had stood by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the dark days faced by her. A havan yajna was performed on this occasion in which a large number of people hailing form urban and rural areas took part.


HVP activists take out march against police atrocities
Our Correspondent

Jhajjar, September 14
Activists of the Haryana Vikas Party took out a procession in Beri village of the district in protest against police atrocities in the state. The protest march was led by the general secretary of the party’s youth wing, Mr Kultaj Singh, and hundreds of party workers participated in it.

Addressing the party workers on this occasion, Mr Kultaj Singh said the present INLD government had become unbearable for the people as this government was based on false promises and dictatorship. He held that it was because of discontentment with the regime that a large number of people were attending public meetings and rallies of his party chief, Mr Bansi Lal. He said, “Mr Chautala had promised to fill 70,000 vacant government posts but now he has removed 50,000 government employees from various departments in the name of rationalisation”.

Mr Singh said the Chief Minister had evolved a new method to fool the people recently, adding that when the government got a whiff about growing resentment among people it released appointment notices in the government for posts in various departments and the unemployed youth applied for the job by spending thousands of rupees. He held that the state government was exploiting the unemployed youth financially and the consequences of this would come to fore in the next assembly elections.

He also took a swipe at the state Congress for indulging in politics of casteism. He said Mr Bhajan Lal would not allow any other Congress leader to be the Chief Minister if his party came to power.

He maintained that neither its leaders nor workers were united due to factionalism. He said that Mr Bhajan Lal during his chief ministership had put all government jobs on sale and corruption was prevalent in every government department. He informed that Mr Surender Singh, general secretary of the HVP, would address a public meeting at Madina village on September 20.


Sonepat stinks as civic bosses take a snooze
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, September 14
The historic city of Sonepat stinks as a result of the callous neglect and insensitivity of the authorities towards the basic needs of the people. Rampant corruption and petty politicising by officials makes them least concerned about providing basic amenities.

Nobody is bothered about the misery of the people and with the rainy season on they are left to cope with diseases spreading due to unhygienic conditions.

Sanitary conditions are worse in the walled city. The residents cannot remember the last time the roads and lanes of the inner city were cleaned or repaired. The safai workers of the Sonepat Municipal Council are hardly ever seen.

With the formation of an elected body of members in the municipal council, the residents had hoped things might take a turn for the better. But sadly, most of the members have been busy politicking from day one.

Most of the sewerage pipes have stayed choked for years together. The drains are not cleaned and piles of garbage are left on the roads, thus aggravating the problem. Those living in the slums are in a bad shape. Heaps of garbage, potholed roads and absence of drainage facilities have resulted in the outbreak of malaria and other water-borne diseases.

There is hardly any traffic regulation. In the absence of a road divider in most parts of the city, there is a free-for-all on the main roads. Encroachments on government and municipal land with the help of certain unscrupulous elements in the administration have become the order of the day.

The conditions of the roads do not seem to bother either the PWD (B&R) or the Municipal Council or HUDA or the Market Committee. Almost all main roads and the inner ones are equally bad. Though they are repaired from time to time the work is of such poor quality that it lasts only for a few days. Moreover, because of the poor planning the roads get damaged frequently. Laid lower than the surrounding ones, which is contrary to the basic rules, they get clogged with dirt and water.

This historic city, a district headquarters in Haryana, has a population of more than two lakh but it has only about 13 tubewells for supplying drinking water which cover nearly 50 per cent of the population. Hardly five per cent of the city is covered with a proper open or underground drainage system.

The areas earmarked for the development of parks have gradually become dumping grounds for the garbage due to the failure of the authorities to maintain these parks. Such a situation persists in Sector 14 and 15, the residential colonies of HUDA and the Haryana Housing Board.

The mushrooming of unauthorised colonies on the periphery has seriously affected the development of the city. There are about 50 such unauthorised colonies within the municipal limits which are fast growing into slums.

The embankments of Drain No 6 passing through the city have been illegally occupied by the squatters and big residential houses and shops had been constructed on either sides of the embankments of the drain in the absence of any action taken against the land grabbers.

Meanwhile, the district administration has launched a number of schemes to give a facelift to the city. The present Deputy Commissioner has shown a keen interest in this connection.


Chaos is the reigning deity at this busy chowk
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, September 14
Neelam Chowk, one of the busiest crossings in the heart of the city, is in a state of disrepair. Chaos is a routine affair here.

Located near the Ajronda flyover, it is an important crossing point for the residents of NIT and visitors who come to various parts of one of the most congested and populated areas of the town. The condition of the chowk is pitiable and pathetic, to say the least.

Although the office of the Municipal Corporation Faridabad, (MCF), the body responsible for maintenance of civic facilities, is located less than a kilometre away with officials of the corporation and the district administration crossing the spot nearly daily there has been no move to improve the state of affairs. The chowk, which is frequented by thousands of vehicles daily, has developed craters and potholes and the road surface has completely peeled off. The spot resembles a pool whenever there is rain and has clouds of dust when the weather is dry. One cause for resentment and inconvenience to many people is that the chowk was closed for vehicles coming from the Bata Chowk area. The vehicles from this side have to take a turn from BK Chowk to return to it. There is a long queue of vehicles during rush hours and chaos prevails at all times. The MCF authorities are yet to take up the repairs of roads , which have reached their worst state following rains. It is reported that almost 97 per cent of the 2000-km-long roads in the municipal corporation area have been damaged.


Demand to reopen cases of massacre of Pandits
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 14
The Delhi wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party today called for stringent steps to stop cross-border terrorism and demanded that the National Human Rights Commission reopen all cases of massacre of minorities in Kashmir.

Observing the ‘Balidan Diwas’ to commemorate the martyrdom of former BJP vice-president Tikka Lal Taploo, the J&K Cell of the Delhi BJP said that without adequate measures to contain terrorism, peace would not return to Kashmir and terrorism would spread to other parts of Northern India.

‘’Terrorism is an ever-growing threat to all the northern states of India. If the terrorist operations are not met with adequate military resistance, peace will not return to Kashmir and the danger, which cross-border terrorism poses, will continue. Any soft policy to deal with terrorism will have serious consequences and will erode the unity of India and also erodes its support base,’’ Cell president C. L. Gadoo said.

He said that it was a pity that the NHRC was fighting for the cause of minorities in Gujarat in the Supreme Court, but the minorities of Kashmir who suffered unheard atrocities, torture, killings and rape, had been neglected. He urged the NHRC to reopen all the cases of massacre of minorities in Kashmir so that the culprit could be brought to justice.


Students sing for noble cause
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 14
Experimenting with different genres and styles of music, young singers of Delhi University enthralled the audience with a musical performance last evening.

A group of 60 students, ‘Artistes Unlimited’, gave a musical performance titled `60 in a Maze’, which included Indian and western classical music as well as sufi, jazz and gospel strains.

The charity performance was organised by the British Council in collaboration with NGO Can Support, a press release from the council said.

The performance was part of the musical events being organised worldwide by the UK-based ‘Voices for Hospices’ to raise awareness about the needs of the people with advanced cancer and to raise funds to cover the costs incurred by local palliative care units, the release added.

Jain Rath Yatra

A grand Rath Yatra of five Jain temples was organised today at Darya Gunj by the Jain Sabha on the conclusion of “Daslakshan Mahaparva’. Idol of Bhagwan Mahavir was placed on a chariot and children wearing attractive kesaria uniform, jewellery and silver mukut, depicted Indra’s heavenly scenario. The collective recitation of Jain bhajans gave a festive look to the occasion.

Contract awarded

The visit of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to LAO People’s Democratic Republic during November 2002, has shown fruitful results. The Government of LAO PDR has accepted the US $ 10 million credit line and also utilised it by awarding the contract of design,

manufacturing, testing, delivering and installation for the 115 kv transmission line system and sub-station Ban Na-Attapeua for power export to Cambodia in south of Laos to Delhi based Angellique International Limited (an EPC company) for completion by December, 2004.

The director of Angelique International Limited, Mr M. P. Gupta, said that the successful completion of this project will culminate into still stronger ties with LAO PDR and fit into the Prime Minister’s strategy of developing close ties with the ASEAN region.


HVP to provide legal aid to victimised students
Our Correspondents

Bhiwani, September 14
The Haryana Vikas Party chief and former Chief Minister, Mr Bansi Lal, said the state government has “betrayed the traders by implementing VAT (Value Added Tax) system,” which had increased the difficulties for the traders. The HVP president was addressing a public meeting held at the local Neki Ram Sharma chowk today. He assured the people that his party would withdraw the VAT system when it came to power in Haryana. Lashing out against the state government, the HVP leader said that the law and order situation was deteriorating and the crime rate was on the increase in the state.

Criticising the Chautala government for betraying the students and creating troubles for them by affiliating colleges of Bhiwani, Hisar and Jind districts with the newly formed Ch. Devi Lal University at Sirsa, he assured the students that these colleges would again be affiliated with the MD University if his party came to power. He further announced that legal aid would be provided to those students who had been victimised for their agitation on the affiliation issue

Bhajan criticises Chautala

The Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee president, Mr Bhajan Lal, has condemned the oppressive actions being taken by the state government to curb the ongoing agitation of the students of Bhiwani, Hisar and Jind districts. Extending his party’s full support to the students’ agitation, Mr Bhajan Lal advised that the government to withdraw all cases framed against the students. He said that all cases registered against the students will be withdrawn if his party came to power in the next elections.

Cong flays BJP

Jhajjar: Ridiculing the State BJP for criticising the state government led by Mr Om Prakash Chautala, Mrs Kanta Kaushik, spokesperson of the district Congress, said the BJP cannot absolve itself of the misdeeds of the state government.

The Congress leader held that both the parties were equally responsible for the miserable state of affairs in Haryana, as the BJP had fought the elections as a partner of the INLD, and also extended its support in the state Assembly.

She said now when the resentment of the people against the INLD led government has been picking up, the BJP was pretending to be the well wisher of the people.



Daryaganj hotel manager, waiter held for rape
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 14
The Central district police have arrested the manager and a waiter of Duke Hotel in Daryaganj on charge of raping a woman, who along with her husband, Mozid, were staying in the hotel.

The suspects were identified as Moti Lal and Ram Parsad, the manager and the waiter of the hotel respectively. The victim and her husband had arrived in the national Capital from Assam in search of a job.

Meanwhile, her husband was doing some petty job and was in search of an accommodation.

The woman was raped when her husband had gone to Yamuna Pushta area in search of an accommodation. However, when he came back, the victim narrated the unfortunate incident to him. Mozid reported the case to the police, who later arrested him.

Fake coin racket busted

The police in Connaught Place have arrested two youths, Kumar Singh and Bal Kishan, who were involved in the racket of fake coins. They were arrested from a sub-way opposite the Hanuman Mandir in Connaught Place. The police recovered 5,000 fake coins of Rs 5 denomination from their possession.

3 robbers arrested

The North-East district police today arrested three robbers who were involved in a number robbery cases in the Trans-Yamuna area. The police received a tip-off that three notorious robbers, identified as Sajid, Feroz Khan and Taj Mohammad, would gather near the kabrastan at Mustafabad.

A trap was laid and the suspects were arrested. Three country-made pistols along with 15 live cartridges, two mobile phones and one gold ring were recovered from their possession, the police said.

Gang of bag-lifters smashed

With the arrest of two persons, one of them a proclaimed offender, the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of bag-lifters active at railway stations and bus stands. The police received specific information that the gang would assemble near the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station. A trap was laid, leading to the arrest of the accused, identified as Arvind Jain and Manoj Kumar, the police said.


Hi-tech food waste disposer for a clean kitchen

SRM Home solutions has launched ‘In-Sink-Erator’, the food waste disposer. The erator helps everybody to protect their kitchen, keeping it hygienic, clean and fresh. It is an absolutely safe product, as the ‘In-Sink-Erator’ does not have any blades or sharp edges. The food falls onto a spinning metal base plate, a centrifugal force pushes the food continuously onto the outside wall, where the pressure of the food against this stationary grinding surface reduces it to fine particles.

Quality tea

With its flavour and pleasant fragrance, tea with Chai Garam is a wonderful experience. Dilip Naagdev, MD, said the quality, purity and nutritious value were the main reasons behind its success. “We are concentrating on complete quality and purity of tea,” he said.

Legacy serving range

Tupperware has added two new highly utilitarian products under its ‘Legacy’ serving range, ‘Legacy Flash Bowls’ in three sizes and a ‘Keep ‘n’ Serve’, which are ideal for all Indian households. The ‘Legacy Flash’ bowls with its multipurpose functional quality could be utilized for serving, storing as well as micro-wave heating.

Natural radiance for your complexion

Oriflame has launched its premium ‘Giordani Gold Range’, which includes ‘Bronzing Pearl’, ‘Luxury Brush’ and ‘Giordani Gold Fragrance’. The Bronzing pearls when used would add natural radiance and glow to your complexion. The pearls are ideal as a blusher, and could also be used to shape and contour the face to highlight bone structure and to emphasise your best features.

Fragrance for women

Lanvin, the French fashion and accessories brand, makes its foray into the Indian market with its new fragrance for women. The new fragrance, Eclat d’Arpege, revered for its classic existence, celebrates the woman of today. The composition of the fragrance is marvelous, floral symphony in which more than 60 natural essences play their harmonious part.

Making a statement

Pepe Jeans has launched its first flagship store of the subcontinent at Connaught Place. Pepe’s MD, Chetan Shah, who has revitalized the image of Pepe Jeans in India from just another international brand to a vibrant youthful brand with whole lot of attitude, said, “its not just about fashion anymore, it’s the pace to be seen at and the clothes to be caught in. It’s the statement our customers make when they wear Pepe.”

Dual benefit shampoo

Head and Shoulders, the anti-dandruff shampoo, has launched the “New Head and Shoulders Silky Black” shampoo, which offers consumers the dual benefits of dandruff-free and silky black hair. It’s formula, which contains natural ingredients like ‘Kale Til’ and walnut extracts, leaves the hair silky black and its unique ‘Smart ZPT’ gives 100 per cent dandruff-protection.

Stress-free tonic

Schwabe India has launched specially formulated tonics for diabetes and kids under its existing brand ‘Alfalfa Tonic’. ‘Alfalfa Tonic Diabetic’ is a specialized ‘sugar free,’ formulation that provides natural amino acids and minerals, which help in revitalizing and promoting general well being. ‘Alfalfa Tonic Diabetic’ helps relieves fatigue, tiredness, weakness, tension and stress.

Royal collection

‘Ostermann,’ has launched its premium ‘Royale’ collection of trousers. Primarily incepted to cater to the up-market men’s segment, the ‘Royale’ collection provides you a vast array of innovative fabrics and textures of truly international styles. Attuned to complement the best quality and comfort, the ‘Royale’ collection is supported by a perfect blend of imported fabrics with a unique bounce.

New pocket tool

The Swiss Army knife brand has introduced a new pocket tool, which an adventurer has always wanted in isolation, fire. “SwissFlame”, Victorinox’s distinctively red, multi-bladed knife, has an inbuilt shiny gas lighter between the blades and the tools.

Silk Finish shirts

Arrow, the leading men’s wear has launched its new range of ‘Silk Finish’ shirts called ‘Vivid’. The collection falls under the Arrow America’s premium range. The collection is made of 100 per cent cotton with a wrinkle free finish.

Created in a palette of colours that are out of the ordinary, the range includes turquoise, maroons, purples and ochre for the festive look.

Giving boost to your health

Dabur Foods has launched the first packaged, fruit plus vegetable juice, ‘Real active orange carrot,’ a blend of juicy oranges and sweet carrots. A nutritious powerhouse to boost your health, the juice is available in 1 litre packs. This combo brings together the taste and nutrition of orange, with beta-carotene rich carrot juice that is recognized by health experts as the ‘wonder juice.’ Packed with high amount of antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E, the carrot juice provides instant rejuvenation to the body and also strengthens the immunity level.

Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
123 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |