Monday, October 13, 2003, Chandigarh, India


N C R   S T O R I E S


Capital breathes easy with no fresh dengue cases
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 12
Local authorities today heaved a sigh of relief with no fresh cases of dengue being reported in the Capital. Around 3,700 houses were sprayed and mosquito-breeding larvae were found in 354 dwelling units. However, only 150 house owners were challaned.

The Director, Health Services, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Dr K.N. Tewari, disclosed that no new cases of dengue had been reported in the government hospitals, which indicated that the disease was under control. ``Dengue invariably erupts after the rainy season. Water tends to accumulate primarily because of the neglect of the residents who do not care to drain such water bodies”, he said.

The MCD is not empowered to take action against such neglect. When the corporation officials challan the house owners, they refuse to see reason. Often there are cracks in pipelines of the Delhi Jal Board; the seepage creates water bodies in which breeding takes place. The spread of dengue can be stopped only with the active cooperation of the people, the director said.

Incidentally, the dengue mosquito breeds in clean water while the malarial parasite breeds in dirty water. This was detected for the first time in 1996. Now that the authorities are aware of the disease, they should take precautionary measures after the rainy season, the director added.

Sources in the hospitals said that dengue cases were unlikely to be reported on Sunday as laboratories were closed for the day and no clinical examination was possible. Patients may be admitted on Sunday but their treatment would be guided by oral diagnosis.

The Delhi Government and the MCD were waiting for the report of the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), where samples of some of the suspected dengue patients have been sent.

In almost 60 per cent of the cases before the NICD, the patients were found to be suffering from some fever other than dengue. This had caused considerable alarm in the medical circles and efforts were being made to identify this new strain of fever.

Senior officials said that there was no need to panic as the hospitals were well equipped to tackle the disease.

A round the clock watch was being kept on the situation. The dengue larvae normally breeds till November and then dies because of the fall in temperature. 



Patients run from one blood bank to another
Our Correspondent

Noida, October 12
Most of the dengue patients in Noida are opting for private hospitals because the government hospitals have been found wanting in many respects, especially in their ability to cope with a large number of patients.

At least 70 dengue patients have been confirmed, though the actual number, according to sources, is two to three times that number.

Most of the dengue cases have been admitted to Noida Medicare Hospital, Sector 30, which had some 34 confirmed patients till Saturday. Seven arrivals on Friday and nine on Saturday had added to that number.

The NMC has cancelled the leave of all its doctors and paramedical staff, according to its Director, Ms Sadhua Sood, in view of the disease having assumed epidemic proportions in the area.

Senior doctors like Dr Vaishnav and Dr Ajay Aggarwal have been camping in the NMC Hospital round the clock to attend to various patients and provide relief to the new patients coming in.

The scarcity of blood is stalking dengue patients here. The relatives of many dengue patients have been running from one blood bank to the other in the area as well as in Delhi but they are not able to procure the right quantity and type of blood needed for their dear ones down with the scourge, it is learnt. According to Dr Ajay Aggarwal, the demand for blood has increased four times with the spread of dengue in the area.



Vulnerable Faridabad areas to be sprayed daily
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, October 12
The Director-General, Health Services, Haryana, Dr B. S. Dahiya, has asked the doctors and staff of the civil hospitals to be more alert and active in containing dengue and other viral diseases in the district. He has directed the Health Department to undertake fogging daily from 10 at night to 7 am in the vulnerable areas.

Dr Dahiya took stock of the situation regarding the outbreak of dengue and viral fever at a meeting of doctors and senior officials of the department. He said doctors and staff should work sincerely and take up the challenge as social workers and not as officers.

Dr Dahiya, who visited some of the hospitals and dispensaries, said efforts were on to provide all kinds of facilities and medicines to the patients. He urged social organisations to create awareness about dengue and the precautions that needed to be taken to avoid the disease. He said a helpline had been set up to provide necessary information and guidance to the affected persons. A committee would go into the recent deaths due to dengue and other diseases. However, he added that there had been no death due to dengue in the official records.



poll polemics
Strapped for issues, Khurana latches onto dengue
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 12
The outbreak of dengue has given the BJP a stick to beat the INC with. Delhi Pradesh BJP President Madan Lal Khurana on Sunday sought Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s resignation following reports of deaths due to dengue in the NCT of Delhi.

The demand comes a day after the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) sought Deputy Prime Minister and Union Minister of Home Affairs LK Advani’s resignation for the worsening law and order situation in the Capital. The Ministry administers the Delhi Police.

“The deaths due to dengue is more than what is being reported in the newspapers.... The Government of NCT of Delhi and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) are trying to mislead the public by reporting the deaths in select hospitals,” Mr Khurana said.

Addressing the Pardafaash Sammelan in Nazafgarh as part of the campaign for the December 1 Assembly elections, he blamed the Government and the MCD for the outbreak of dengue. Its spread, he said, could have been contained had timely action been taken.

“Potholed roads filled with water have been the breeding ground for mosquitoes,” Mr Khurana told the gathering, “The chief minister had announced that the roads would be repaired by September 30, but nothing much has been done so far.”

Mr Khurana claimed a scam in the road repair works. “I have information that crores of rupees were paid to contractors but the repair work has been on paper only,” he said. His colleague and Union Labour Minister Sahib Singh Verma said the government had taken the farmers for a ride.

Verma said when some BJP legislators met the then Agriculture Minister Ajit Singh in the wake of the floods that had damaged crops, Ms Dikshit had termed it an intrusion into the government’s affairs. “But what Ms Dikshit did was rub salt on the wounds of the farmers by distributing them cheques for Rs two, three and 10,” he said.

Citing other decisions taken against the farmers, he said the government had put a ban on the construction of village growth centres under the mini Master Plan, imposed a 12 per cent ceiling on compensation to farmers and also taken away the rights of farmers to sell their land.



Man murdered by sons for squandering his property
Our Correspondent

Noida, October 12
A man, accused by his sons of squandering his property, was shot dead by his three sons last night in Sarfabad village under the Sector 49 police station. Two of the sons have been arrested while the third is absconding.

A woman is suspected to be behind the deceased selling 40 bighas land and a house. This was resented by his three sons.

According to the Sector 49 police, Daya Ram, a resident of Sarfabad village, owned 40 bighas worth crores near the village and a big house in Sarfabad.

Daya Ram had four sons, Kale, Podhan, Bhola and Praveen. They were all married and each had been given a small share in their father’s property.

But Daya Ram had a soft corner for his son Praveen whose in-laws were in Muradnagar. Daya Ram is alleged to have developed relations with a woman in the family of Praveen’s in-laws.

Daya Ram is alleged to have disposed of his house and valuable land at a dirt-cheap price. He is alleged to have squandered his money on the woman. When his sons objected to it he left his house and started living in Muradnagar.

On Friday Daya Ram had come to visit his favourite son Praveen in Sarfabad when he had an altercation with his three other sons. Soon, a fight ensued.

Although some villagers tried to intervene and pacify them, but his sons Kale, Podhan and Bhola became violent. They fired shots from a .315 countrymade revolver.

One of the bullets fired by his sons hit 50-year-old Daya Ram in the head, killing him on the spot. Villagers informed the Sector 49 police. SO Arjun Singh came with his force and arrested Podhan and Bhola and also seized the revolver used by them. Kale is absconding. The body has been sent for an autopsy. Praveen has filed an FIR, naming his three brothers for his father’s murder.



Minor girl raped by gang of five
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, October 12
A minor girl was allegedly abducted and gang raped by five youths for four days in a field at Chichhrana village under the Baroda police station of Gohana subdivision in this district.

According to a report, the girl was returning home on the morning of October 6 when she was allegedly abducted by the youths. When she did not return to her house, the parents started a search for her but failed to trace her. The girl, however, reached home on Friday and narrated the story of her abduction, illegal confinement in the field and gang rape by five youths.

Thereafter, the mother of the girl lodged a complaint with the police against the youths, namely Kala, Dilsher, Kalia, Anand and Rameshwar, alias Dogarie. The police have registered a case under Sections 363, 366, 342, 506 and 34 of the IPC against them. The police have launched a massive hunt to apprehend the culprits who are still at large. The incident has caused widespread resentment among residents of the village.

Married woman assaulted by neighbour

Faridabad: A married woman was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Sector 7 here yesterday. According to a complaint lodged by the victim, the accused, identified as Kalyan Singh, came to her house around noon when her husband was away. She stated that he asked her for a glass of water. When she went to the kitchen to fetch water for him he overpowered her and raped her. A case has been registered. TNS



Armed men barge into house, abduct 20-year-old
Our Correspondent

Ghaziabad, October 12
Had the Ghaziabad police acted with a wee bit of alacrity, the kidnappers of the son of a fertiliser factory owner in Shastri Nagar could have been nabbed. The police control room was informed within 10 minutes of the incident.

Armed criminals had held the family of Krishipal Singh captive and then kidnapped his 20-year-old son from his house B-81 in Shastri Nagar, Ghaziabad.

The five criminals, who came in an Indica car, barged into the house just as Krishipal was about to leave for his factory at 10.30 am. They had dragged along the wife of a ground floor tenant, an SBI Manager B. K. Bansal.

Three of the five intruders whipped out revolvers, snapped the telephone wires and snatched Krishipal Singh’s cell phone and told him, his wife Santosh, son Vikas and daughter Sonia to keep quiet. They searched the steel almirah and helped themselves to Rs 15,000 in cash and jewellery worth Rs 50,000, the family said.

The latest kidnapping case has highlighted the utter lack of coordination among police officials. 



Neighbourhood roads still the best option for holding social functions 
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, October 12
Weddings in this city are perhaps celebrated with greater pomp and show than elsewhere in the state. However, no matter how grand the marriage, how delicious the food and how fancy the invitation cards, the residents here inevitably economises on one expenditure- hiring of banquet hall for the ceremony.

According to a report, a very small percentage of the residents feel it necessary to hire a banquet hall for the marriage ceremony and the reception.

After all, the neighbourhood roads are everyone’s property, and nobody thinks twice before cordoning off a section of a lane and putting up a striped tent, a shamiana complete with chairs and other paraphernalia.

Interestingly, the daily commuters left with no choice often has to make his way, as best he can, through crowds of wedding guests.

However, the vehicle owners have little choice but to make a long detour.

The authorities, on the other hand, have failed to take action against such people in the habit of cordoning off the streets and roads for holding marriages and other social functions.

Meanwhile, the season of Bhagwati Jagran is at its peak. These jagrans held late at night not only disturb the residents but are a major source of law and order problem in the area. The recent spurt in incidence of theft in the city has turned into a major worry for the police. Even as the police have taken to intensive night patrolling, they believe that some of the culprits mix up with the devotees at the various ‘Bhagwati jagrans’ and look for an opportune time to target their victims.

According to the police, they sneak into the deserted houses and commit various crimes, including robberies, thefts, burglaries and loot. Further, the tents and shamianas on the roads and streets causes traffic hazards also. Unfortunately, the district and police administration has failed to fix the timings for the holding of ‘Bhagwati Jagrans’ and curb the use of loudspeakers after midnight.



Special Focus on SONEPAT
Steady rise in milk price as festive season approaches 
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, October 12
As the diwali festival draws near the residents of the town are faced with twin problems of steady rise in price of milk and accompanying shortage of supply. The bad new for the residents is that the problem is feared to get more acute as the festive season draws near.

The people point out that the health authorities have recently increased its vigilance of units and people involved in the supply of adulterated milk. According to reports, the health authorities have lifted nearly two dozen samples of adulterated milk during the last two months. Reportedly, the bulk supply of adulterated milk comes from the adjoining areas of Uttar Pradesh.

Moreover, the sudden increase in demand of milk in the national Capital during the festive season has diverted large chunk of the local supply to Delhi.

In effect, even individual suppliers are diverting their milk supply to the lucrative the Delhi market. As a result, the residents fear that there might be acute shortage of milk in the coming festive season.

Moreover, the prices of milk-produced sweets have also been showing upward trend since dussehra.

Reportedly, suppliers of packet milk have asked their local retailers to book their bulk orders in advance for the festive season. In effect, the owners of the 300-odd `Halwai’ shops in the district are reportedly worried over the shortage in milk supply and increase in the prices of milk and milk products.

Apart from the supply of packet milk, there are around 30 milk dairies within the municipal limits of Sonepat town and more than 200 milk vendors cater to the requirements of the residents.

Earlier, the administration used to ban the preparation of milk-sweets during the peak summer season and diwali season as a measure to overcome the milk shortage. However, with the increasing supply of packet milk by companies, such orders have been discontinued.

According to available information, the average daily supply and consumption of milk in the district is around three lakh litres. After agriculture, milk vending is the main occupation for the rural people of this district.

However, since milk vendors from Sonepat villages are one of the major suppliers of milk to the national Capital, the local consumers are bound to suffer during the period of shortage in festive season. In comparison to last year, the milk prices, according to a survey report, have increased by 30 per cent during this diwali season. 



Seminar planned to focus on Dulina massacre 
Tribune News Service

Gurgaon, October 12
The Indian Justice Party led by Mr Udit Raj has decided to shift the focus back on the killing of five Dalits in Jhajhar district in Haryana on October 14, last year.
It has decided to organise a seminar in the national Capital on October 15 on the theme, “Cow versus Dalit,” on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Dulina incident.

It may be recalled that a dassehra crowd had killed five Dalits in what seemed to be a case of mistaken identity. The mob was led to believe that the victims had killed a cow.

The police at the Dulina check post had allegedly played foul with the victims.

While they were on transit, they were detained at the check post. Reports have it that the Dassehra crowd had noticed the police torturing the five Dalits.

When the passing crowd reportedly got furious at the behaviour of the police, it was given to understand that they had killed a cow. The crowd allegedly took away the five detained Dalits from the custody and killed them.

The Dalits were involved in trade of hide and on that fateful night they were taking their goods to a market.

The Dulina incident had drawn a lot of attention in social and political circles.

According to the national secretary of the Indian Justice Party, Mrs Nandita Bakshi, the seminar is being organised so that such barbaric acts do not fade away from public memory.



Villagers apprehend youths trying to loot passengers 
Our Correspondent

Sonepat October 12
Two armed youths, Naresh and Dinesh, residents of Ahulana and Chiri villages, respectively, were apprehended by the residents while trying to loot the passengers of a bus at Mahipur village, about 15 km from her last night.

According to a report, the residents informed the Kharkhauda police and handed over the duo to them for further investigations.

It is stated that five policemen arrived in the village and took the duo to the police station.

However, they left the handcuffs and the country-made pistol there. The pistol belonged to the accused, who had thrown it in the drain before they were apprehended by the residents.

Later, the residents of the village took the handcuffs and the pistol to the office of the Superintendent of Police, Sonepat, and apprised him the facts of the case.

Later, the Superintendent of Police gave a dressing down to the policemen involved in the case, and assured the villagers that the five officials would be placed under suspension.

Chowkidar shot: A chowkidar, Islamuddin, was shot at and wounded by some unidentified persons while he was asleep at Kilorad village, about 5 km from here last night. According to a report, the masked assailants, however, managed to escape.

On hearing the bullet shots, people arrived at the spot and they took the injured chowkidar to the local civil hospital, from where he was later sent to a trauma centre at Delhi for further treatment.

The police have registered the case and further investigations were in progress. The cause of the incident was unclear to the police. A hunt is on to apprehend the alleged assailants.

Body found: The police have recovered the body of an unidentified girl (20) from a pond at Khewra village, about 13 km from here last evening. The body was sent for the postmortem examination.

According to a report, a case has been registered in this connection and further investigations were in progress. 



ncr briefs
Hindu College girls show their class 
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, October 12
The Hindu Girls College of Sonepat has created a record by bagging as many as 190 prizes in various items presented in the youth festival of Sonepat zone of the Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU) Rohtak held at Government College, Gohana in the district.

According to a report, at least 21 teams of different colleges of Sonepat zone took part in 35 items and showed their talent. However, the girl students of this college bagged nine first, five second and five third prizes and thereby topped other colleges of the zone.

Urmila, a girl student who acted as Rangla in the Hindi play ‘Kaun Nachaye Naach’ presented by the Hindu Girls College, Sonepat was declared the best actress. Similarly, Madhu Prashar who acted as Mahasraj (Bhushan Bhatt) in Sanskrit play presented by the Hindu Girls College, Sonepat, was declared the best actress.

Dr Shamim Sharma, principal of the college congratulated Mrs Nirmala Jabbal, organiser of the teams and the girl students who played their role well in the items presented by them in the zonal youth festival. According to the principal, a 10-day NSS camp organised by the college, concluded here yesterday. More than 50 students who took part in the camp had done a commendable work during the camp.

Four vehicles stolen

Faridabad: At least four vehicles, including two cars and two motorcycles, were stolen in the town during the past two days. Maruti cars (HR-29-P-3610) and (HR 35-D-0005) were lifted from Sector 22 and NH-5-B block of the NIT.Similarly, two bikes were stolen from two places spots Ballabgarh town. TNS



Woman-son duo held for vehicle thefts
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 12
With the arrest of a woman and her son, the South district police today claimed to have worked out at least 14 cases of vehicle thefts and seized two cars from their possession.

Based on a tip-off that a woman and her son would be coming to Defence Colony area to steal a vehicle, the police spotted two persons in a Maruti Zen car near Anzal Plaza and apprehended them.

The car was stolen from Noida. The accused were identified as Ranwati (55) and Suresh (28), residents of Uttam Nagar. Ranwati also said that she has seven sons and five of them are notorious criminals.

Based on the demand from the North-Eastern states for cars, the accused would steal and sell them at a lower price.

Three burglars caught: The East district police today claimed to have arrested three burglars and solved 12 cases of burglaries and thefts.

The accused Ram Avtar alias Raju alias Shakal, resident of Rani Garden; Irfan, resident of Loni; and Kranti, resident of Rani Garden were active in Shakarpur, Gandhi Nagar and Krishna Nagar areas.

‘Proper advice cuts medical bills’ A proper medical counselling can result in good health and reduce your medical bills.

This was stated by Senior Consultant, Nephrology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Dr D K Agarwal in an Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine. He said with the help of clinician’s proper guidance, one’s medical expenses could be brought down.

In the era of advancement of investigation facilities, the knowledge of clinical medicine is very important to enable a clinician reach the probable diagnosis and frame the required investigation and management appropriately.



CRPF welfare exhibition-cum-fete
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 12
A three-day CRPF welfare exhibition-cum-fete concluded today with various group centres from all over the country putting up their stalls consisting of articles like handicrafts, pottery, textiles and furniture.

The income made from the exhibition will be utilised for various family welfare centres like the well-being of disabled personnel, children and the widows of CRPF personnel.



Ten persons held for rioting at railway station 
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, October 12
The Government Railway Police (GRP) have arrested 10 persons in connection with a violent incident that occurred at Narela Railway Station, 11 km from here on Friday night.

According to a report, the arrested persons were identified as Devinder, Dinesh, Amrit Jakhar, Sanjiv, Mukesh, Yogesh, Suresh, Rajbir, Pradeep Jindal and Rajesh. Four persons, including a constable, Rajinder, were injured in the incident.

It may be recalled, a group of violent passengers on a Delhi-Sonepat-Panipat train (7 DPM) had smashed railway property and attacked the railway staff.

The police had to use lathi charge, teargas, water cannons and even fire shots in the air to scatter the mob.

It is stated that two groups of passengers travelling in the train from Delhi were involved in the brawl over the sharing of seats. Reportedly, some of the passengers involved in the argument belonged to Holambi Kalan, and became violent as soon as Holambi Kalan Railway Station approached. They even indulged in stone throwing at the railway station.

However, when the train reached Narela, the group that had taken a beating at Holambi Kalan wanted to divert the train back to Holambi Kalan so that they could have their revenge.

The stationmaster, however, refused, and said that the best he could do was to register a complaint against alleged manhandling by the passengers at Holambi Kalan Railway Station.

However, the mob became violent and began rioting. The arrested people have been charged with rioting and causing damage to public property. 



Six inter-state robbers nabbed, 45 cases solved
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 12
With the arrest of six desperate inter-state robbers, including two proclaimed offenders after a brief encounter, the South-West district police today claimed to have solved more than 45 cases of attempt to murder, rape, robbery, snatching and auto theft. The police seized four country-made pistols, three live cartridges, one toy revolver, cricket bats and iron rods from their possession. A sum of Rs 1.2 lakh, four stolen vehicles and five mobile phones were also recovered from them.

The police after receiving a tip-off that the accused would be coming towards Mahipalpur to commit a crime, nabbed Surender Singh alias Mahesh Gupta (28), resident of Haryana; Mukesh Kumar alias Rao alias Tau (32), resident of Haryana; Ravinder Paswan (23), resident of Dabri; Minto alias Mustafa (25), resident of Dabri; Satish Kumar Verma (42), resident of Dwarka; and Ashok Kumar (30), resident of Dabri.

The police team after spotting the accused, chased and intercepted them near the Sports Ground, Mahipalpur. The miscreants immediately opened fire on the police party, but were soon overpowered. All of them were staying near Todapur, Inderpuri, posing themselves as the wholesalers of tea products. The accused used to create terror in the district and were involved in several robbery cases. On September 22, they intercepted a Fiat Uno car and ran away with the money kept in the car by breaking the windscreen.During interrogation, one of them, Surinder Singh told the police that he along with his associates robbed a person of his Maruti car, mobile phone, cash and gold two weeks ago. In 1999, Surinder, Mukesh and some others kidnapped a Manipuri girl from Kapashera and raped her.



Fine fan to give your living room a light and airy feel

Havell’s, a leading solution provider in the Power Distribution Equipment industry has introduced its new and wide range of fans, in the market for the premium segment. This marks the company’s entry into the consumer goods market. The company has already rolled out ceiling fans under its brand name, Havell’s. The complete range of table, pedestal, wall mounting and exhaust fans in innovative designs, styles, sizes and colours is also expected to hit the market.

Non-stick cookware: Nirlep, a brand name in the leading cookware market has launched ‘Vajra Joy’, a sleek scratch resistant, metal spoon safe range of non-stick cookware. The launch of ‘Vajra Joy’ marks the foray of the popular and premium Vajra range in the mid-price segment.

With ‘Vajra Joy’, Indian households can enjoy the benefits of healthy cooking and cost saving as this non-stick cookware facilitates less oil consumption and cooks faster.

Door security locks: Sio Vasundhara International, a leading company in the builder hardware industry for importing hardware products from across the world has launched an exclusive range of door security locks in various designs, styles and patterns. These door security locks include night latches, cylindrical locks, dead locks and mortise locks.

Mouth-watering candies: Sweet World has introduced the western concept of Pick ‘N’ Mix delectable candies, offering customers greater choice to sweeten their day. In a country with a sweet tooth, they offer an exciting alternative to the traditional mithai or other chocolates and candies already available in the market. Sweet World is tapping the explosive candy market by employing effective purchasing and merchandising strategies with a unique and creative store environment.

Glue to strengthen plywood: Century Plyboards, a leading manufacturer of plywood and decorative veneers has introduced a unique protection formula–GLP, that strengthens the ply from within and increases its longevity. This path-breaking protection technique from Century addresses the age-old problem of borer and termite attacks in plywood in a simple yet effective manner. GLP is a technique where the glue is specially treated with a chemical and then applied to every cross section of the layers of plywood.

Chic shoes: Red Chief’s winter collection 2003 has been designed specially to suit the Indian foot shape consisting of different colours, ranging from the traditional black, brown and cheery to the more bold tobacco and mushroom in Nubuck. The leather used in this range is soft and smooth.

Comfy shirts: Arrow, the premium men’s wear brand has launched its latest festive collection– ‘Highlands’. The collection has been inspired by the Scottish tradition of Tartan checks, which brings a splash of colour to the Highlands. The shirts are a bright range of colours with subtle checks and bold designs—all washed for the consumerr’s comfort. The range of fabric innovations introduced are Compact Yarn and Silk Finish.

Trendy tuxedos: Ajay Mehra with the labels like Mr Janak and Studio by Janak under his belt is again ready to create designer news for his brand new range of black tuxedos and sherwanis. With the minimal embellishments, Ajay Mehra’s classy tuxedos stand out for their sheer elegance. Lovingly crafted with emphasis on detailing, these are available in a variety of styles and fabrics. There are prince-collared jackets, jackets in the Machintosh style and straight jackets for the formal occasions.

Eye-catching glasses: Esprit, a leading brand has launched six new optical frames and sunglasses. For the first time, Espirit has a line of frames and sunglasses to meet the needs of those who would like to wear Esprit eyewear. Like all sunglasses models, Esprit frames are designed for those who do not seek confirmation in the things they choose but rather choose only what best emphasise the most genuine aspects of their personality.

Fragrance potpourri: A new fragrance from Mont Blanc was launched amidst the sparkles of diamonds and gems recently. A synergy between the fine art and aroma is long bound and to get this working, MKP distributors, the sole distributors of international fragrances and cosmetics in India, for the first time conceptualised the revelation of a fragrance amid new designer collection at the Jet Gems Jewellery Salon.

Smooth and consistent flour: Navdeed product, Nani Daman has introduced ‘Navdeep Atta Master’, equipped with specially designed grinding chamber that gives you smooth and consistent flour. The company’s distributor C.M. Mathur said that Navdeep uses magnetic regulator which is a highly advanced technology called Electro Magnetic System that ensures control of grain supply to grinding average capacity per hour.

Timeless watches: Timex has launched watches of international style in India. The 2003 collection from Timex, is the perfect blend of innovation, style and technology. This collection from Timex is predominantly digital, but has also chronographs, Ana-Digi’s and Analogue watches. These international watches are available in 50 styles for men and 28 styles for women.

‘Together’ to perfume your lifestyle: Oriflame has launched ‘Together’, a watery light and transparent fragrance for Him and Her. The new fragrances have been launched keeping in mind the international trend for launching male and female fragrances together.

Thomas Exberg, CEO, Oriflame said, “The products are yet another initiative by the company to bring cheer to the life of our consumers during the festive season.”

Say cheese with these rolls of film: Jindal Photo Films has introduced a new carded pack of Fujifilm, Superbrand of the year 2003, Fujicolor Crystal 400 ASA and 200 ASA film roll along with two Zinc Chloride Super AA batteries free. Fujicolor Crystal 400 ASA film roll has an additional fourth layer which enhances the colour quality and gives the print a true colour.

Sporty watch: Omega, a Swiss francs Swatch Group has launched the ‘Seamaster Aapnea’ for the festive season. This elegant yet sporty watch has been designed with the help of one of free diving’s most legendary figures, the late Jacques Mayol. G Kannan, Swatch Group said, “The exciting new watch has a range of special timing functions for the sporty Indian male.”

Divali pack: The Emami group has launched an exclusive Divali pack of Sona Chandi Chywanprash. The Chywanprash contains dhoop, Gangajal, mishri, laung, elaichi, supari, janeu, roli, chawal, moli along with the puja vidhi booklet Aarti and the red cloth.


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