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Big swoop down on musclemen in Najafgarh
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 23
Cracking down on musclemen in Delhi who were offering services to candidates of various political parties, the Delhi Police Crime Branch today claimed to have arrested six alleged gangsters and detained 20 others in the Najafgarh area of South-West Delhi.

The sleuths also claimed to have recovered three illegal weapons, 35 live cartridges, fake licenses, credit cards, passports, sticks, iron rods and election campaign material from their possession.

Chandrashekhar, brother-in-law of INLD candidate Bharat Singh, was among those arrested. The others were Karambir, Rajbir, Pradeep, Bijender and Surender Kumar, all members of the Kishan Pahalwan gang.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Deependra Pathak said the sleuths had acted on a tip-off that gangsters were intimidating the public to vote for Bharat Singh. The sleuths initially spotted Karambir alias Pappu alias Ravi on Meharauli-Gurgaon road and seized a Maruti 800 car (HR-18-6915). During interrogation, it was found that Karambir was convicted a year back and he had jumped bail. He has been residing in Gurgaon under an alias. When questioned, Karambir identified himself as Ravi and flashed his driving license to establish his bona fides. After he came out on bail, Karambir stayed in Dubai for two years and earned a good amount of money; he had also allegedly established ties with the underworld, a matter which is being verified.

A case was registered against Bharat Singh in 1985 for trying to assault public servants.

The sleuths have been gathering local intelligence over the past few days to keep a tab on the activities of the musclemen in Delhi. We have also strengthened out network in sensitive Outer Delhi areas like Kapashera, Narela, Bawana, Mahipalpur, Najafgarh and other areas, said DCP Pathak.

The Najafgarh local police have detained 20 persons, who were allegedly offering musclemen services to various candidates contesting the December 1 Assembly elections. The police said that Hari Singh, Mahesh, Ramesh, all residents of Bihar; Dhan Singh, a resident of Rajasthan; Manjit alias Manni, Sanjay, Shamsher, Ramesh, all residents of Najafgarh; Suresh, Ramesh, Umesh, Kuldeep, Rajeev, all residents of Haryana; Kanta, a resident of Bihar, Suresh, Dharambir, both residents of Haryana; Rama Ram, a resident of Rajasthan; Mukesh, a resident of Najafgarh; Karmvir and Yogesh, both residents of Bahadurgarh; were being questioned.


A few candidates worth lakhs, a few others
worth ‘Nil’
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 23
Among the 815 candidates contesting the Assembly election, there are a few who are worth several tens of lakhs and some who have in their affidavits filed before the Returning Officer declared “Nil” in the column for cash.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, the Congress candidate from Gole Market, has Rs 30,000 in cash and a bank balance of Rs 3.98 lakhs.

She has invested money in the shares of some private limited companies, mutual funds and government securities and bonds. There are investments in gold, silver and real estate also.

A post-graduate from Miranda House, Ms Dikshit has a flat in Nizamuddin. She does not own a personal vehicle. Her Cabinet colleague M.S. Saathi also does not own a vehicle.

Saathi, who holds the portfolio of finance in the Council of Ministers, is contesting from Vishnu Garden. He too has invested several lakhs in shares, bonds, jewellery and immovable property.

The Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly, Mr Subhash Chopra, who is the INC candidate from Kalkaji, has Rs 1.75 lakh in cash and Rs 2.06 lakh in banks.

He has a 20 per cent share in landed property worth Rs 1.5 crore in Okhla and residential and commercial property worth Rs 162.95 lakh. He, too, does not have a vehicle of his own. Virendra Singh, who is contesting from Babarpur, in an affidavit filed before the Returning Officer, has shown “Nil” in the column for cash. Ditto Veer Narayan Kaushik and Neeraj Dhamija.

Kaushik is contesting from Karawal Nagar and Dhamija from Rohtash Nagar. Shiv Sena’s candidate in Nand Nagri, Bhikari, also has declared nil cash.



More Sikhs fighting on Cong ticket than on
any other turf
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 23
More Sikhs are contesting on the Indian National Congress (INC) ticket than any other party. The INC has fielded seven Sikh candidates. In comparison, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded one candidate and given four seats to its ally, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). The SAD candidates are contesting on the BJP symbol.

The INC has given a ticket to sitting legislators Mahender Singh Saathi (Vishnu Garden), Prehlad Singh Sahni (Chandni Chowk), Jaspal Singh (Tilak Nagar), Arvinder Singh Lovely (Gandhi Nagar) and Tarvinder Singh Marwah (Jangpura). Bhajan Singh Walia and Surinder Singh Bittoo are contesting the poll for the first time.

A former Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) General Secretary, Bhajan Singh Walia, joined the INC after resigning from the post of president of the Sikh Cell of BJP. He is contesting from Shalimar Bagh. Surinder Singh Bittoo is the party’s candidate from the Timarpur Assembly constituency.

The BJP has fielded H.S. Balli in Hari Nagar. The BJP turned down the SAD’s request to field its candidate from the Hari Nagar constituency. The four SAD candidates are contesting elections on the BJP’s “Lotus” symbol and not the “Scales”. This has evoked resentment among a section of the SAD rank and file.

The SAD has fielded Sarbjeet Singh from Rajouri Garden constituency; DSGMC members Ravinder Singh Khurana and Tarjeet Singh Nagi from Adarsh Nagar and Gandhi Nagar constituencies, respectively; and SAD Delhi Secretary General Kuldip Singh Bhogal from Jangpura Assembly constituency.


Ashok Vihar ‘rapist’ held, BJP protest march today
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 23
In less than 36 hours after the rape of an eight-year-old girl in the Ashok Vihar area of North district, the police today claimed to have arrested the alleged rapist, Arvind Kumar alias Piloo (23), a resident of Bhajan Pura and a barber by profession.

Arvind weaned the victim away from a political function where free food was offered by the organizers. The accused enticed the victim with the offer of additional food to a DDA park near Kalidas Marg and raped her there. He later deserted her and fled from the area. The victim, who was found bleeding profusely by a constable at around 1.30 am, was taken to her house by the latter.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Northern Range) Ranjit Narayan said on Sunday that several teams had been formed to gather intelligence about the accused. During investigation, the girl also provided valuable inputs, which suggested that the accused was familiar with the area; the victim also gave important descriptions to help establish the identity of the accused.

The leads enabled the police to trace the culprit; the available evidence also pointed at the involvement of the accused in the rape. The accused has confessed to the crime; he told the police that he was in the habit of visiting brothels.

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought action against certain individuals who, it alleged, interfered with the investigation by the Delhi Police and went to the police station to free the detainees accused of rape. (The victim was raped after she had ventured into a function organised by the Indian National Congress.)

Delhi Pradesh BJP President Madan Lal Khurana said his party would hold a demonstration on Monday to protest against the silence of the leaders of the INC.

Meanwhile, 16 members of the Indian Federal Democratic Party (IFDP), led by president of IFDP’s Delhi unit Amit Sharma, today joined the BJP. 


A village that has existed for 90 yrs, but is not even
a speck on the map
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, November 23
Kailashpur, a tiny hamlet on the outskirts of the city, which has existed for the past 90 years ago, is yet to appear on the map of Sonepat district. It is only a speck in the minds of the villagers.

According to a report, this village, which is home to the Kashyap Rajput (Jheewar) Biradari, is inhabited by only 400 persons. Incidentally, most of the residents are illiterate; only one of them, Tara, is working as a gardener in the office of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).

The village is encircled by Sector 15 of the HUDA on one side, the Rewli village on the other, the village of Garh Shahjahanpur on its third side and the Sonepat-Murthal road on the fourth.

The residents of Kailashpur recall that their ancestors had worked as agricultural labourers, cheek by jowl with the Muslim farmers, before the partition of the country. The Muslim landowners, before leaving for Pakistan, had donated about 10 acres for construction of huts; they had handed over the land documents to the tillers before leaving. However, the villagers failed to get the land registered in the revenue books as most of them were illiterate. After Partition, this land was allotted to Punjabi migrants from Pakistan. But even then the original residents of the village did not stake claim to this land.

Some property dealers instigated the residents of nearby Rewli village to grab the land. However, they failed in their repeated attempts owing to the stiff resistance put up by landowners and the members of the gram panchayat. Over a period of time, the villagers obtained ration cards and got their names included in the voters’ list.

However, most residents do not recall exercising their franchise in the village itself. At the time of polling, they have to go either to Rewli village or to Garh Shahjahanpur village to cast their votes. They cast their votes during the municipal elections when the city boundary was expanded and their village was included in Sector 15.

The village is a segment of Sonepat Assembly constituency. There are 100 houses in the village and 25 per cent of them are ‘pucca’. However, there is no pucca approach road to the village. The postal department has not yet made provision for a letterbox in the village and the residents have to mail their letters in the nearby villages or in Sonepat city. Lack of health services is another bottleneck and the residents have to visit private practitioners.

The hopes of the residents soared when Ms Phoolan Devi, the MP from Mirzapur, had visited the village and assured all assistance to them. But after her death, this hope petered out.

There is only one room each in the primary school and the village chaupal, which were built with the help of public contributions.


HC seeks report on ST certificate scam
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 23
The Delhi High Court has issued notices to the Central and Delhi governments and sought a report from the CBI on allegations that some unscrupulous people were taking employment on the basis of forged Schedule Tribe certificates from Bihar.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice B. C. Patel and Justice A K Sikri, issued notices to the Union Home Ministry and Delhi government’s Home Department and asked the investigating agency through its director to file a report on the averments made in the plea.

Petitioner Chandeshwar Prasad (a government servant working in Delhi and hailing from Bihar), through counsel Asit Roy, sought a probe into people being absorbed into the Delhi Development Authority, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, schools and colleges in the capital prior to 1990 on fabricated ST documents purportedly issued from various places in Bihar.

Numerous candidates from Bihar, prior to 1990, were employed on such forged certificates, he alleged.

The petition sought action against such people who had secured jobs on the basis of fake certificates, which the petitioner claimed were fabricated by the mafia operating from Delhi, using duplicate rubber stamps and copied formats of various caste certificates. Such people were denying the ‘real’ ST candidates an opportunity to get the employment they deserve.


Noida’s biggest ever tax evasion detected

The Trade Tax sleuths have detected the biggest ever tax evasion in Noida, amounting to over Rs.15 crore in a case of stock transfer. The department has also seized some 16 books from the trader’s premises in this connection. Some half a dozen teams of the Trade Tax Department are being dispatched to Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Lucknow to unravel the complete scam.

According to Joint Commissioner Trade Tax (Special Wing) S.N. Sinha, the premises of a company were raided and it was found that the company used to dispatch its goods to Chennai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Lucknow and to its 16 branches in other parts of the country, showing the dispatch of goods as stock transfer. No trade tax is required to be paid on stock transfer. All the 15 trade tax employees posted at Kulesra post are likely to be dismissed from service. OC



Veterans come calling at ‘aap ke dwar’
Tribune News Service

Sunil Dutt pitched in for the Congress candidate from Haus Khas, Prof Kiran Walia, in the Capital on Sunday
Sunil Dutt pitched in for the Congress candidate from Haus Khas, Prof Kiran Walia, in the Capital on Sunday.
Singer Suresh Wadkar with the BJP candidate from Paharganj, Mr Virender Babbar, and the Chandni Chowk candidate, Mr Dharam Vir Sharma, along with the Union Minister of State, Mr Vijay Goel
Singer Suresh Wadkar with the BJP candidate from Paharganj, Mr Virender Babbar, and the Chandni Chowk candidate, Mr Dharam Vir Sharma, along with the Union Minister of State, Mr Vijay Goel.

New Delhi, November 23
After the sirens form Bollywood, it was time for the veterans to come canvassing. Actor and MP Sunil Dutt decided to pitch in for the Congress candidate from Haus Khas, Prof Kiran Walia.

Addressing the crowds, Dutt senior spoke on the need to weed out corruption. He said, “The Congress is the only party which can give the people a clean government. The deep-rooted corruption in BJP has been exposed and now it is up to the electorate of Delhi to decide which party and candidate they want to vote for”.

The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr L. K. Advani, while making promises was quick to point out that the development taking place in the country was because of good governance at the Centre and the states.

Speaking at Sarojini Nagar in support of the party nominee and sitting legislator Ram Bhaj, Mr Advani said the overall development of the country took place when there were good governments in place at the Centre and in the states.

He said the BJP always considered security and development as the two most important issues. Later, speaking in R. K. Puram in support of party candidate Ajit Singh, he said the BJP had “honestly tried to keep inflation under check while taking the country to the path of economic self-sufficiency”.

Memories of the “onion” that made the government shed tears resurfaced as Mr Advani pointed out that had it not been for the onions the Congress would never have come to power in Delhi. “‘This time there is no onion and people should judge candidates on the basis of the parties’ performances”, he said.

Chandni Chowk MP and Union Minister Vijay Goel’s work has inspired singer Suresh Wadkar to sing …speak to the masses on why they should vote for BJP candidates from Chandni Chowk and Paharganj, Mr Dharam Vir Sharma and Mr Virendra Babbar.

Wadkar claims to be impressed with the Prime Minister, Mr Vajpayee, and also with the fact that the two contestants are young and working for good causes. Among the good causes are working with Mr Vijay Goel to ban lottery and help develop schools in the area where students from poor families are enrolled.

Weighing the candidate against coins and ladoos, which has become a must to show support, continued with supporters of BJP candidate from Geeta Colony Naveen Kumar weighing the leader when he along with his retinue came calling for votes.

Mr Naveen Kumar, who is fighting against Dr Walia, blamed his opponent for “cheating the innocent people of Geeta Colony”. He alleged that Dr Walia had failed to carry out development work in the area.

Mr Ajay Chautala of the Indian National Lok Dal attended a public meeting in Najafgarh to raise support for the candidate, Mr Bharat Singh. Mr Chautala said the BJP and the Congress had neither an issue nor any substantial programme.

He also alleged that both the parties had made no attempts to develop the rural areas and that even the Metro had been kept off the rural belt to maintain the rural-urban divide.

Interestingly, with elections just a week away various candidates’ supporters have been seen frequenting marriage pandals for seeking support.


Adopt scientific method for onion cultivation:
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, November 23
“In many areas of the district, soil is very suitable for onion cropping and if the farmers adopt it, they can not only earn more, but it will help in bringing a change in the cropping pattern, which has become a need of the hour in the agriculture sector,” according to the agriculture scientist, Dr J. K. Nandal.

While talking to the NCR Tribune, Dr Nandal said that though there had been ups and downs in onion cultivation in the past, but most of the onion plantations was being done on old methods by the farmers. And in this way, they did not get the desired production. He also claimed that that if the farmers adopt the scientific methods on the guidance of agriculture scientists, they could produce at least 400 quintals of onion in one-acre area.

He observed that most of the farmers were ignorant about the high-yielding varieties being developed by the agriculture scientists.

Whatever variety they get form the market, same is used in bearing nurseries for transplantation. Then there is lack of knowledge about the methods of transplantation and the using of pesticides and fertilizers, he added.

Dr Nandal, who is serving in Krishi Vigyan Kendra of HAU here, pointed out that most of the farmers did not pay attention while rearing nursery and its transplantation in the fields.

For rearing nursery, he suggested that four kg seed was enough for rearing nursery required for transplantation in one acre land. “It is necessary to cover the nursery seed with a layer of dung-fertilizer and paddy husk in order to maintain the required temperature and moisture for better growth of nurseries,” he added.

Stating that the most suitable time for transplantation is from the beginning of October up to the middle of November, Dr Nandla, however, suggested that it could be done during December also.

“While transplanting, the farmers must take care that the distance between layer to layer and plant to plant should be 15 cms and 10 cms respectively,” he added.


Agricultural centre gets nod to purchase mushroom
from growers
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, November 23
At last, some relief for the mushroom growers. The Agriculture Research and Development Centre of the Haryana Agro Industries Corporation has been authorised to make purchases of mushroom directly from the mushroom growers. The purchase will commence from this year’s production, according to the in-charge of the centre at Murthal, Mr Ajai Kumar Yadav.

Disclosing this to the farmers at the centre on Saturday, Mr Yadav stated that the centre would purchase the unwashed mushroom at the rate of Rs 35 per kg form the growers. And the purchase would be continued up to the end of March, he added.

He said that the purchased mushroom would be exported to other states by the centre. With this decision, the government had fulfilled the longstanding demand of the mushroom growers of the region and particularly of Sonepat district, which has gained top position in the state in mushroom cultivation, he said.

He also remarked that earlier the growers used to take their produce to Delhi for sale and most of the times were not getting the remunerative prices. But now they will be assured of the remunerating price through out the season, he added.

At present, about 12,000 families in as many as 80 villages of the district are reportedly engaged in mushroom cultivation.

The number of mushroom growing trays has increased up to 3.30 lakh during this season and its production was expected to cross over 2000 quintals this year.


Elaborate traffic measures for Martyrdom Day
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 23
As large number of devotees are expected to take part in the Martyrdom Day on Monday, the anniversary of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, from Parade Ground to Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, the Delhi Traffic Police have made elaborate traffic arrangements to facilitate smooth flow of traffic.

The procession, which will start at 10 am from Parade Ground (Chandni Chowk) and pass through Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Chandni Chowk, Nai Sarak, Chawri Bazar, Hauz Qazi, Ajmeri Gate, Pul Paharganj, Desh Bandu Gupta Marg, Chuna Mandi, Main Bazar, Paharganj, Basant Road, Panchkuian Road, Connaught Circus, Regal Building, Baba Karak Singh Marg, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, GPO, New Delhi, Pandit Pant Marg, will terminate at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, at about 10 pm.

The traffic police have advised all the motorists using the route to take necessary diversions to avoid any confusion.


Man stabbed to death by son
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, November 23
Mr Om Parkash (55) was allegedly stabbed to death by his son Manoj (20) in their house at Gian Nagar near Sarang Road here last night. According to a report, the alleged assailant, however, managed to escape immediately after murdering his father.

The police reached the site after 15 hours and took the body for a post-mortem examination. It is stated that the accused was in the habit of consuming liquor and used to reach the house around midnight daily. This was opposed by his father who used to snub him daily. Manoj reached the house around midnight and his father snubbed him as usual. Thereupon, Manoj became furious and assaulted his father with a knife resulting in the death of the latter.

Two students hurt in mishap

Two students, namely Devinder (18) of Kaithal and Jai Parkash (25) of Jasranas village, sustained injuries when the motorcycle on which they were travelling was hit by a truck on the GT Road near Rai village, about 13 km from here, last evening.

According to a report, both these students were rushed to the local Civil Hospital from where they were referred to the PGIMS at Rohtak for further treatment. They were students of MPW School at Panchkula and had come to Motilal Nehru Sports School at Rai for taking part in the examination. The police have registered a case and further investigations are in progress.


Inter-state criminal held
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 23
The Special Staff of the North-West district police today claimed to have arrested an inter-state criminal who was involved in murder, attempt to murder, dacoity, robbery, theft and cases under the Arms Act. He was identified as Raju, alias Rajender, alias Bhedia, alias Ganja. He was arrested from Shakurpur where he resided. He was arrested following the interrogation of his associates who were arrested in August. A spring-actuated knife was recovered from his personal search. During interrogation he disclosed that he was an illiterate. He has two wives and seven children. His first wife Inderkali is living in his village and the second wife Rani is residing in Kachhi Colony, Shukkar Bazar Road, Sangam Vihar. He operated in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, the police said.


Traders told to cough up tax
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, November 23
The Income Tax Department has tightened its noose on the tax evaders and warned the trading community to pay the income tax under the self-assessment scheme to avoid any legal action.

This was stated by Mr A. K. Aneja, Income Tax Commissioner, Rohtak Range, while addressing a meeting of the traders, businessmen, industrialists and other tax payers here last evening.

The meeting was specially convened by the department to redress the grievances of the tax payers of the area. Mr P. K. Prishti, Additional Commissioner, Income Tax, and Mr D. S. Rathi, ITO, were among those who were present in the meeting.

Mr Aneja asked the traders to be honest and pay the income tax regularly to avoid any legal action from the department.

He assured them that the assesses who pay the income tax under the voluntarily assessment scheme would not face any hardships or harassment. He also asked the department officials to be moderate and help them at all costs.

He disclosed that the collection of income tax in Sonepat district had declined as compared to other districts.

He also took a serious note of the decline in the revenue and asked the officials to conduct a survey to identify the tax evaders and take effective steps to augment the tax collections till the end of the current financial year.

Mr Aneja also assured that the tax payers that arbitrary scrutiny of their returns would not be allowed but the tax evaders will have to face the penal action if they failed to deposit the amount of income tax honestly. He also asked the officials to keep a strict watch on the tax evaders and try to include them in the lists of the assesses.

Later on, many traders pointed out that the farmers are taking their produce to the nearby Narela mandi (Delhi) for sale and this has adversely affected their business.

In this way, they had been earning less income. They, however, assured that they would do their utmost to keep the transparency of their accounts and help the department in increasing its revenue.



This multi-functional device can replace
a workaholic

NATIONAL Panasonic has launched its imported multi-functional device, Digital Imaging Systems, for Indian offices. Panasonic’s Workios can copy, print, fax, scan and e-mail with equal ease, integrating data and workflow into a single, seamless process for increased efficiency and productivity.

Mr Takeshi Ikeda, Director, Panasonic India, said, “With the launch of this product we are sure that Indian offices will find these products a great enhancement tool for their productivity.”

Motors that cater to diverse needs

Lawkim, a Godrej company, has now entered the general purpose motors (FHP motors) and the domestic sets market. The company has started producing a variety of motors for specialised uses such as needle vibrator and dewatering pump and sugarcane crusher. Over a period of time they intend to have more than 500 different varieties of motors to cater to different needs. They are targeting residential bungalows, flats, hotels, clubs, garages, dairies, laundries, hospitals as users of their ‘self priming domestic pump sets.’

Tailored as art for the discerning male

Shoppers Stop has announced the launch of Austin Reed’s “Windsor Collection,” the leading British quality fashion and lifestyle brand. Inspired by the aura, the sheer strength and artistic splendour, Austin Reed’s Windsor Collection represents the finest fabrics, woven as poetry, tailored as art. Targeted at the affluent progressive 28-45 age group discerning, urban, career-focused man, the collection is a mix of refined materials and tailoring. The styles offer crisp shapes, warm colours and a royal feeling.

An easy-on-pocket battery toothbrush

Oral B has announced the ‘Power-2-You’ winning offer on the New Braun Oral-B Battery Toothbrush.

Mr Vipul Sabharwal, Regional Business Director, Oral Care, said, “With the change in season, the ‘Power-2-You’ offer gives consumers the power to change over the best products in their categories at an affordable price point and gives them an opportunity to experience the benefits of a battery toothbrush.”

Shoes for boogying the night away

Stryde, the premium footwear brand, has launched its hip new range of party shoes, “Grand Canyon.” For the first time in India, the new range of formal shoes for men, introduces the stylish front taper that gives it a distinctive look. Conforming to global fashion trends, these sundowners are perfect to boogie away the night at your favourite nightclub.

The Grand Canyon range is crafted out of supple two-tone printed leather which guarantees to get you noticed.

A cream that softens dry hands

Oriflame, the Swedish cosmetic company, has launched its hand cream, specially developed for very dry skin. The hand cream is a light and silky emulsion that contains urea to protect and soften dry hands. This non-greasy formulation gets absorbed quickly while moisturising, softening and protecting over-dry skin. It also includes plant extract-arnica oil-to heal and protect the hands and UV screens to prevent the apparition of dark spots.

Winter-wear that dazzles

T T Limited, the manufacturer of yarns, fabric, garments and undergarments, has now introduced a dazzling collection of innerwear and outerwear for winter under its brand name ‘HOTPOT’ to cover all categories for men, women and children. It is a classy product with excellent quality. It is also about warmth and softness. It is a must for those venturing out in the cold. HOTPOT inner wear range has a quilt-knit that is enriched with lycra in the ribs that makes for snuggy comfort as it is polyfill quilted with super-combed Australian Cotton.

LPG geyser that reduces cost

Luminous Electronics has launched the LPG Instant Geysers. The LPG Geyser comes with unique “winter and summer knob option” that results in ultra-high efficiency and saves on effort to get water at the desired temperature. It also reduces the running cost by 70 per cent compared to storage electric geysers. The fully automatic LPG Geyser switches on with turning the tap and come with in-built 20-minute timer to switch off the geyser automatically.

Delicious topping for desserts

Kwality products has launched the Double Dream Topping. This unique whip ‘n’ cook topping is a gourmet’s delight because this topping whips to almost double its volume. You can conjure your favourite fresh dessert recipe with Double Dream in very less time. With Double Dream stacked in your refrigerator you can enjoy a delicious fruit dessert be it a chilled mango or pineapple souffle or some mouth-watering pies and truffles.

Symphonic multimedia on mobile

Siemens mobile has launched three new models in the market. The three new models are A60, C60 and MC60 with high-end features such as colour display, Tri-band and multimedia features like digital photography, multimedia messaging available for the entry-level consumer in category. The entire new range features large colour displays with the focus on a colorful and symphonic multimedia mobile experience with an array of polyphonic ring tones, extra-long SMS and colorful pictographic enhanced messaging service (EMS).

No data loss with these notebook computers

IBM has announced a completely updated line of ThinkPad notebook computers – ThinkPad R50 and T41 models. The new notebooks feature the world’s first automatic hard drive protection technology called IBM Active Protection System, which is designed to prevent hard drive crashes and data loss. These notebooks will be ideal for any business organisation, from large enterprises like manufacturing and distribution companies, financial organisations to small and medium businesses, government and educational institutions.

Swiss watches in stainless steel

Swiss Bell watches have been launched in the Capital and its adjoining districts. The watches are marketed in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Swiss Bells watches are available in over 100 models in all colours. They come in stainless steel in crystal cases with an assortment of dials designed in Switzerland and fitted with genuine leather and steel straps.

This camera boasts of clarity

Jindal Photo Films has launched the Zoom 90S camera. The Zoom 90S model is a 35 mm full manual control zoom camera with infrared auto focus multimode selectable flash and a handy LCD panel that allows the user to simply rotate the lens to zoom smoothly in and out for clarity and sharpness.

Your own theatre at home

Sony has launched the WEGA theatre. WEGA theatre is a revolutionary new concept which brings together the best in visual and sound technology from Sony to create your own personal theatre experience.

Comprising the most comprehensive range of projection televisions, flat screen TVs, DVD and VCD players and audio equipment that can simulate cinema sound, it can easily fit in your room.

Geyser with fast response time

Summerking Electricals has introduced LPG-run gas water heater. With Summerking’s gas water heater, the shortage of warm water and spiralling power expenses will be a thing of the past. That is because it works on the same LPG you use for cooking and is vastly more cost-effective. Extremely convenient to use, its response time is very fast. In less than 10 seconds of turning the tap on hot water starts flowing.

For uncluttered, clean kitchen

Zago has announced its modular kitchens which has modular setups of kitchens in different styles that give the customers an idea how to visualise and design their kitchens.

Mr Rajesh Chopra, said, “We design kitchens for our customers keeping in mind their need for maximum storage cabinets where they can keep their crockery and their electronic gadgets in a convenient way to give a clean and uncluttered look”.


SBI holds customer meet

Rohtak, November 23
The customer meet, organised by the State Bank of India here, was attended by over 200 customers. The meet was chaired by Mr Ashutosh Sharma, Assistant General Manager from Chandigarh. He appraised the customers that the bank has designed various products for all categories of its customers.

Mr Sharma also mentioned about various schemes of the bank like house loan, car loan, education loan, personal loan, mortgage loan etc. He also disclosed the recently launched ‘SBI Credit Khazana’ scheme, which covers the existing as well as housing loan borrowers. Under the scheme, the borrower will get interest rebate of 0.25 percent on all ‘p’ segment advance. OC

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