N C R   S T O R I E S


BJP & Cong chanting the same mantra
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 18
In the absence of a wave or an emotive issue like the ‘onion’, both the BJP and the INC are counting on the anti-incumbency factor to corner a lion’s share of the votes.

The BJP is hoping that anti-incumbency will go against the INC Government in NCT of Delhi led by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. It is, therefore, not ignoring the local issues.

The INC, on the other hand, feels that the anti-incumbency against the Members of Parliament (MPs) of the BJP in the dissolved 13th Lok Sabha would go in its favour.

The BJP, which received a drubbing in the Assembly election late last year, feels that the failure of the INC Government to solve local problems would be its undoing in this election.

The INC, however, feels that the support base of a large number of legislators would work wonders for the party this time. The party has 47 members in the 70-member Assembly.

Meanwhile, development and good governance have emerged as the common issues being focussed by the BJP and the INC to win the people’s mandate in the Lok Sabha election in the Capital.

The INC is relying on the local issues by highlighting the achievements on the development front, notched up by the Sheila Dikshit Ministry during the past five-odd years.

The BJP is concentrating on national issues like political stability, high growth rate and ambitious projects like the Golden Quadrilateral undertaken by the NDA Government.

This is in sharp contrast to the last Lok Sabha elections when the BJP got sympathy votes after the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government was ousted following its defeat in Parliament by a single vote.

Conversely, the ‘onion wave’ had cost the party its government in the Assembly election held a year earlier. Sharp rise in onion prices had angered people, who switched their loyalties to the INC.

The BJP is entering the fray with the confidence of having won all seven seats in the last Lok Sabha election bolstered by the ‘charisma’ of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

The INC is assured of its strength due to landslide victory in the two consecutive Assembly elections in 1998 and 2003. It is banking on its legislators to bolster its fortunes. That, and the anti-incumbency factor work against the Union Government. “That factor was also at work in the last Assembly poll as matters like the law and order are in the Centre’s hand.”

“This factor even continues now as the sitting MPs have failed to deliver,” says AII India Congress Committee general secretary and the man in charge of NCT of affairs Ahmed Patel. The BJP general secretary and spokesman, Mr Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, counters by citing the resentment about the Unit Area Method of assessing house tax and the inflated electricity bills.

“We are confident of our victory as people of the Capital are disenchanted with the Sheila Dikshit Government for its failure to solve their basic problems like water, power and sanitation,” he added.


SC nod to AIIMS doctor’s trial in bribery case
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 18
The Supreme Court has given a go-ahead for the trial of an AIIMS doctor in a bribery case, almost six years after he had allegedly received illegal gratification of Rs 10,000 from a person for showing undue favour in awarding a contract.

The proceeding against Dr R. C. Anand before a special court at Tis Hazari was stalled following a Delhi High Court order, quashing sanction for the prosecution granted by the Governing Body of AIIMS on grounds that it acted contrary to the opinion of AIIMS president.

Overruling the High Court decision, the apex court held that the plenary power to accord sanction for prosecution lay with the Governing Body which was not bound by the opinion of the president of AIIMS.

A Division Bench comprising Mr Justice Doraiswamy Raju and Mr Justice Arijit Pasayat said as per AIIMS regulations, the Governing

Body alone had the authority to decide on the question of sanction in the case and the president had no role to play.

“There was no necessity for recording reasons to differ from the view expressed by the president who had legally no role to play,” the bench said.

The Anti-Corruption Branch had filed a charge-sheet against Dr R. C. Anand and others on the strength of the sanction granted by the Governing Body. The proceedings were challenged by Dr Anand on the ground that the Governing Body of AIIMS had acted contrary to the opinion of Ministry of Law and Justice.

The special court took cognizance of the charge-sheet in which Dr Anand had been charged with accepting bribe from a contractor in 1998, for reviewing an order of cancellation and placing orders to make further supplies by renewal of contract.

The president had declined grant of sanction to prosecute, subject to ratification by the Governing Body. The Governing Body, however, passed an order superseding the president’s order.


Poor students need list of ‘free’ schools
Smriti Kak Ramachandran
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 18
Despite the high court’s directive to unaided recognised private schools to provide freeship/admission to the students of economically weaker sections, the eligible candidates are yet to fulfil their dreams of going to a ‘good school’.

The reason? The Directorate of Education and the authorities are yet to announce the names of the schools, these students can apply to. Taking up the cause of the students, Social Jurists, a social organisation, has once again knocked at the court’s door.

The organisation has filed a petition in the court, which is likely to come up for hearing on April 19, seeking a list of the schools that will have to admit 25 per cent of students from the weaker sections.

“Of the more than 1,500 unaided recognised private schools in Delhi, over 1,200 have been allotted public lands at throwaway prices. In exchange for this benevolence, the schools have to admit 25 per cent of the total students from the poorer sections of the society, a condition which has been grossly violated till now,” said Ashok Agarwal, Convenor, Social Jurists.

He adds, “We have now asked the courts to direct the authorities to furnish a list of these schools, which have to admit students free of cost. Through a signature campaign, we have got a list of more than a 1,000 parents, claiming that they are keen on getting their wards into a good school, but they are ignorant about the names of these schools.”

Earlier on January 20, a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Mr B.C. Patel and Mr Justice B.D. Ahmed directed the respondents to identify all such unaided recognised private schools in Delhi to whom the lands have allotted by public bodies at concessional rates and to place on record a list of all such schools.

These schools were asked to comply with the conditions of allotment of lands with regard to admission to the children of weaker sections of society to the extent of 25 per cent and grant freeship to them. The erring schools, the court had said, would be punished.

“Despite the court’s orders, the authorities concerned are not taking quick action. Their delay will harm the interests of the students, as the sessions have already begun, and the students are yet to be admitted in these schools,” said Mr Agarwal.

The petition submits that though the respondent, the Directorate of Education, had been given four months to carry out the exercise of investigating the matter, the process has not yet started.

“The Directorate of Education has not so far published the names and addresses of unaided recognised private schools, run by the societies to whom public lands have been allotted at throwaway prices,” added Mr Agarwal.

He went on to say, “If the list of the schools is not announced and children are unable to apply, the schools would be able to conveniently circumvent the court order as the question of violation of the terms of allotment by any school would not arise. The schools would simply claim that no student from the weaker section had applied for admission.”


Muslim woman seeks protection from livid father
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 18
The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the city police on a plea by a Muslim woman, seeking protection from her father for marrying against his wishes. Mr Justice B. N. Chaturvedi issued notice to the Police Commissioner and the father of the girl, who was allegedly threatening his daughter and the family members of her second husband.

The woman, through counsel Mohammad Sajid, said she was married off against her wishes by her father. She never consented to the marriage and that she had no conjugal relations with her first husband. He threw her out of the house and ultimately divorced her.

The lady, thereafter, obtained a decree of divorce from a registered Quazi and after completing the customary period of ‘Iddat’ (four months in pardah) married, in accordance with Islamic law, a person of her choice.

Her father, however, did not approve of the second marriage and threatened to take coercive steps against her, her husband and his family.

She feared that her father might have already lodged a complaint with the police, alleging that she has been abducted, just to harass her and her husband.

The petitioner claimed that she had been living in constant fear and running from pillar to post for protection. She had also given many representations to the authorities in this regard.


Carjacking cases set alarm bells ringing
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, April 18
The incidents of crime seem to be keeping pace with the rising heat of political activity in view of the Lok Sabha elections. Two cases of carjacking, including one in the town, have sent a shockwave among the people as the police appear helpless.

The first incident took place in broad daylight in the congested Sarai Khawaja area when a Delhi businessman had come here to the office of an export company.

It is reported that two armed youths walked to the car, parked outside the gate of the company premises, and asked the driver at pistolpoint to hand over the keys to them. The driver parked the car after the businessman had gone inside. The culprits then tied the limbs of the driver and left him near a secluded spot near Kattan Pahari in the Surajkund area and fled with the car. A case was booked by the police on a complaint lodged by the businessman.

In a similar incident, a driver of Qualis jeep who used to ferry the employees of a company to Gurgaon and back on contract basis was kidnapped by some armed persons yesterday. They threw him near Kelly village in the district after tying his hands and legs before escaping in his jeep.

This is reported to be fourth such incident in the district during the past one month.


Sensors to check vehicular pollution

New Delhi: Delhi is set to join the elite club of world-class cities having sophisticated remote sensors to check vehicular pollution, with the advanced sensing devices, the first of their kind in India, to be pressed into service from tomorrow.

The US-made remote sensing devices will identify the polluters by checking emissions from the vehicles through an invisible light beam projected across a roadway. The sensors are capable of checking emissions of a large number of vehicles almost simultaneously.

The devices will be put on trial from tomorrow to coincide with the Delhi Government’s four-week drive against polluting vehicles, the Delhi Transport Minister, Mr Haroon Yusuf said.

With this, Delhi will become the first city in the country to use the technology which is being used in 11 countries, including the US, Canada, Mexico, China, Japan and the UK. The sensors will be complemented by fixed station inspection and maintenance programmes to enhance mobile source pollution control efforts, Mr Yusuf said. TNS

Teenager raped by two youths

Faridabad: A teenaged girl was allegedly raped by two youths of SGM Nagar here. However, no arrest has been made so far.

According to police sources, three youths identified as Karan, Ramesh and Sonu, residing in the G-block of SGM Nagar of the NIT area, took the victim to a house in Sector- 48 here where two of them raped her. The third youth kept a watch outside the house. It is reported that the victim, a resident of F-block of the same colony, was known to one of the youths. He took her along with him on some pretext. TNS


Five killed in Faridabad accidents

Faridabad: At least five persons lost their lives in different mishaps in the district in the past 24 hours.

According to police sources, a person identified as Suresh Chand who was going on a bicycle on the National Highway in Palwal town, was hit by a speeding jeep.

The victim later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital yesterday. The jeep driver was arrested. In the second case, a 16-year-old boy who was standing by the side of a road with his motorcycle, was hit by a passing truck. The victim identified as Kamal, hailing from Banchari village, died on the spot.

Meanwhile a person travelling in a tractor-trolley near Bighawali village was electrocuted as an ironrod attached to the trolley came into contact with the high voltage powerline passing overhead.

The deceased was identified as Tulsiram of Madnaka village. Some other persons in the same trolley escaped with minor injuries. The trolley reportedly got burnt.

Two unidentified persons also lost their lives in the accidents on railway tracks near Ballabhgarh and Palwal railway stations. TNS


Sonepat not one-party borough
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, April 18
The Sonepat parliamentary constituency, which came into being in 1977, has never a pocket borough of any single political party as it has been won three times by Congress, in 1983, 1984 and 1991; three times by Devi Lal’s parties in 1980, 1989 and 1998, two times by BJP and erstwhile Jan Sangh in 1977 and 1999 and one time by Independent.

During these elections, the Congress had contested without alliance with any political party. But the BJP won twice with the help of Devi Lal’s parties. The BJP for the first time contested on its own in 1991, but its candidate could muster nearly 30,000 votes.

Similarly, Devi Lal’s candidate Kapil Dev Shastri also faced the defeat even after securing more than two lakh votes.

Like 1991 election, almost all the parties, including BJP, INLD, Congress, LJP, BSP and HVP, have already announced their candidates for this constituency and election campaign was in full swing. But from all calculation, it is going to be contest among the sitting MP Kishan Singh Sangwan (BJP), Dharampal Singh Malik (Congress), Jagbir Malik (HVP) and Krishna Malik (INLD).

First question being discussed in political circles is whether Mr Sangwan will score a hattrick. As INLD candidate and with the support of BJP, he won the seat by securing 2,90,299 votes.

However, in 1999, he bagged this seat as BJP candidate and with the support of INLD and secured over 4.57 lakh votes defeating the Congress candidate Chiranji Lal, who got nearly 1,91,000 votes. Now Mr Sangwan is to depend on the BJP vote bank, which has never been significant in this constituency, and the anti-incumbency divided votes of the Congress will also go to him.

Keeping it in mind that any one who gets around 2.50 lakh votes in this multi-corner contest will win the election, the Congress here is making efforts to mobilise its traditional vote bank of 2.50 lakh, which the party got in 1984 and 1991 elections and won the seat.

The Congress candidate Dharam Pal Singh Malik explains that when there is anti-incumbency factor against INLD state government and hardly any popularity of BJP in the constituency, the Congress is all set to win.

The INLD candidate Krishna Malki is optimistic saying that the INLD had the largest vote bank in eight of the nine assembly constituencies of Sonepat Lok Sabha seat and on the basis of the record number of development works completed by Chautala government in last five years, the people believing in Devi Lal’s policies will vote for her.

Similarly, the HVP candidate is hoping for success believing that Bansi Lal is the first choice of the people and they will prefer to vote for him.


Personalized electioneering is Rao’s mantra
Our Correspondent

Rewari, April 18
The Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) candidate from the Mahendergarh parliamentary constituency, Mr Anil Rao, believes that “personalized electioneering” is the “only way to win the hearts and mind of the electorate”. No wonder, talking to the NCR Tribune here last night, he claimed that he had already covered as many as 700 of the 1,270 odd villages lying in the Mahendergarh parliamentary constituency, which includes nine Assembly segments spread over three districts of Rewari, Mahendergarh and Gurgaon. He is pitted against the Congress candidate Rao Inderjit Singh and Dr Sudha Yadav of the BJP.

Mr Rao was confident that his personalized contacts with the electorate would pay rich dividends during the elections. He said the voters of Mahendergarh wanted to “know” their future representatives. The days of “remote campaigning” were over, he said. He said the Lok Sabha polls would also indicate the trend for the Assembly elections.


Cong has failed to improve civic conditions: Goel

New Delhi: The BJP candidate in the Sadar parliamentary constituency, Mr Vijay Goel, today toured Model Town as part of his campaign for the May 10 Lok Sabha election.

In his meetings, Mr Goel talked about solving the traffic problem in Azad Market and opening a hospital and as amusement park in the constituency.

“The people”, he said, “are fed up of the electricity problem, shortage of drinking water and poor sanitation … the INC has failed to improve the situation.”

Meanwhile, the party’s candidate in the Karol Bagh (Reserved) constituency, Ms Anita Arya, today continued her campaign in Kishanganj and Rajinder Nagar.

She criticised the INC for failing to provide adequate potable water to womenfolk in the area despite having Sheila Dikshit as chief minister and Krishna Tirath as the MLA of Baljit Nagar.

Ms Arya is contesting the election from this seat for the second consecutive time. Deputy Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly and Baljit Nagar legislator Krishna Tirath of the INC is her main rival. TNS


Samata candidate pledges two new rail lines for Jhajjar
Our Correspondent

Jhajjar, April 18
The Samata party nominee from Rohtak, Mr Sheeshpal Beniwal, promises to make efforts for laying two rail lines, Dadri to Bahadurgarh via Jhajjar and Rohtak to Hansi via Mahem, if he got elected to the Lok Sabha in the elections.

Dwelling on the issues, which he is raising in the elections at a press conference here today, Mr Beniwal said that apart from railway facilities in this part of the state, he favours simplification of loans to the farmers and also advocated re-survey of the BPL card holders as there are large-scale irregularities in allotting this facilities to the people.

The Samata candidate alleged that law and order situation is deteriorating swiftly in the state and certain ruling party leaders are having links with the hardcore criminals. He announced that he would press for building markets on the land along the Devi Lal parks in the townships, which could be allotted, to the poor unemployed youths on low rent rates. He also protested the casino bill and demanded the cancellation of the bill. He said that the people are responding to him enthusiastically in his public contact programmes in the constituency as he has covered about 70 villages so far.


Motorcycle rams into LPG-laden truck
Our Correspondent

Jhajjar, April 18
A man was killed when his motorcycle rammed into a truck loaded with LPG cylinders near Jakhoda village on the Bahadurgarh-Rohtak Road here last night. However, a major tragedy was averted, as the cabin of the truck caught fire which could not spread to the rear part of the vehicle where gas-filled cylinders were packed.

According to information, Kapil, a resident of Rohtak, was going to his home on his motorcycle when he collided with a truck coming from opposite direction. He died on the spot. As the bike entangled under the front part of the truck, the sparks cause fire in the cabin of the truck. Fortunately, fire did not spread to the rear of the truck and the fire brigade was called immediately to douse the flames.


Inter-state gang members held
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, April 18
With the arrest of three youths, the Kharkhauda police today claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of auto-lifters operating in Sonepat and nearby districts.

According to official sources, the arrested persons were identified as Deepak of Madina village and Hardeep and Mohit of Mandora village. The police also seized six stolen cars, four motorcycles and two scooters from their possession. Further investigation were in progress. A police team was constituted after the police received a secret tip-off about the gang. The police team carried out surprise raids and seized the stolen vehicles.

Summer timings for courts

All the Judicial Courts in this city and else where in the state will function from 7.30 am to 1.30 pm from May 1 for the summer season. According to a report, this change has been order by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Mayawati to campaign in Haryana

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader, Ms Mayawati, will tour Haryana on April 19 and 20 to campaign for her party candidates in the state.

According to a report, she will address election meetings at Sirsa, Panipat and Ambala on April 19 and Bhiwani and Faridabad on April 20.

Additional judicial court set up

On the directive of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, an additional judicial court has been set up in this city to settle pending civil and criminal cases. According to a report, Mr Ajay Prashar, Judicial Magistrate,(Ist Class)will hold court on April 26 at Sonepat.


Couple, associates held for running fake finance company
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 18
The Economic Offences Wing claimed to have arrested a couple and their three associates for running a fake finance company and cheating hundreds of innocent people on the pretext of arranging loans on lower interests.

The couple, Abhayvir Batra (50) and his wife Sumita Batra (48), who were evading arrest, have been arrested from a restaurant in Khatuali while on their way to Hardwar.

Their associates, identified as Neelam, Dinesh Kumar and Jitender, were arrested from their office in Hari Nagar.

Based on a complaint from one Srikant, resident of Janakpuri, that he had been cheated by the M/s Merilyne Fund Management Consultancy, Janakpuri, on the pretext of arranging a loan of Rs 45,000. However, when the victim made several visits to the agency, the accused persons failed to give him a positive response.

Abhayvir confessed to the sleuths that he cheated several people from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and had purchased properties in Punjab and Delhi with the ill-gotten money.

Man held in papers leak case

The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police has arrested another person allegedly involved in the leakage of the CBSE-PMT papers. The person arrested has been identified as Bani Singh Gautam (35), a resident of Kondli, East district. He was arrested from the Janakpuri area of West district. Besides, the police have already arrested Vikas Verma, Rakesh Verma and Kuldeep.

The police are still on the lookout for the other two accused, Ranjit Verma and Sandeep Verma. The police said that Bani Singh was the chief coordinator of Pili Kothi, New Ashok Nagar.

The police had received a tip-off that Bani Singh was present in Janakpuri area.

During interrogation, Bani Singh confessed that he had hired Pili Kothi in New Ashok Nagar area.

Three held for smuggling liquor

The North-East district police claimed to have arrested three persons, including two women, and recovered 36 cartons of illicit liquor. The accused persons were identified as Jamuna Devi, Kaushalya and Atul Gupta.


Prostitution racket busted, 7 girls held
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 18
Seven girls and five pimps were arrested in two prostitution rackets, busted in the South and Central districts today. In the first racket, the South district police have arrested five girls and four pimps from a guesthouse in Greater Kailash- II last night.

The police said that they had kept a watch on an advertisement regarding the ‘massage service’ published in a leading daily. Subsequently, five prostitutes in the age group of 18-30 years, along with four pimps, were arrested.

The pimps were identified as Manjay Mandal, Biju George, Surender and Lal Bose. Manjay Mandal is manager in the Surya Holiday Home in Lajpat Nagar.

In another case, the Central district police claimed to have apprehended two girls and a pimp from the parking area of Jhandewalan temple.

Based on a tip-off, the police struck a deal with the pimp, Jagrup Singh (29), resident of Rohini, through a decoy customer by paying an advance of Rs 2,000. Singh had agreed to bring the girls in the parking lot of Jhandewalan temple from where they were nabbed.

The girls, in the age group of 18-20 years, are from Kolkata and Amritsar. The police said that the girls charged Rs 5,000 per night from the customers.


Brothers killed in road accident

Rewari: Two brothers, Subhash (20) and Bhim, sons of Jai Singh of Bakhapur village, were killed when a speeding truck (RJ 14-G 4906) rammed into their scooter on the Rewari-Garhi Bolni Road near Dawana village, about 4 km from here.

A relative of the victims, identified as Raju, was also seriously injured. Raju, who was hospitalized here, was stated to be out of danger.

A case of rash and negligent driving under Sections 279, 337, 304-A of the IPC has been registered against the truck driver, Roshan Lal Yadav, son of Man Singh Yadav, resident of Hajipur village in Alwar district.


In-laws held in dowry case

Sonepat, April 18
The Gohana police have registered a dowry harassment case against five members of the in-laws family on the complaint made by a housewife, Sunita Devi, of Janakpura Mohalla of Gohana town in the district.

According to a report, the members of the in-laws family were identified as Sagar, husband of the complainant, Radhey Shyam, father-in-law, Prem Lata, mother-in-law, Dharampal, brother of her husband Sagar and Mrs Ashu wife of Dharampal. The police registered the case following the receipt of an order issued by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Sharad Kumar, who was approached by the complainant for taking action against her husband and other members of the family who are harassing her for bringing more dowry form the house of her parents. OC


A hi-tech insulin infusion pump for diabetes patients

Medtronic MiniMed India Ltd., has launched its insulin infusion pump for the treatment of diabetes. The model 508 pump offers several convenient features including remote programming capabilities to administer or suspend insulin delivery, and the capability to programme multiple patient-specific delivery patterns. The model 508 pump also includes a low volume alert, an optional vibrate mode and a child block feature to restrict programming.

Luxury Linen

Louis Philippe has launched its summer collection ‘Luxury Linen.’ The brand that gives you the best formal wear now expands its leadership into the semi-formal territory as well. Louis Philippe has made its name as the benchmark of status dressing over the years, with its staple and seasonal collections of the best of international men’s wear, with the finest fabrics, cutting-edge designs and an unquestionable eye for detail.

Batteries for all seasons

SAR Silicon Systems has launched the complete range of automotive and ‘Valve Regulated Lead Acid’ (VRLA) batteries. The batteries serve the requirements of automobiles, motorcycles, inverters, UPS and other stand-by applications.

The battery model include complete range of calcium alloy maintenance-free and low antimony dry charged automotive batteries for all four wheelers, buses and trucks, motorcycle batteries and thick plate selenium grid industrial batteries for inverter applications with long life expectancy.

Instant mixes

GD Flavours and Mixes has introduced a whole range of instant mixes. It has 12 different mouth watering instant mixes in the market. It has a wide range of mixes including those for vada, idli, rava idli, sambhar, dahi bhalla, dosa, rava dosa to moong dal ladoo, khaman dhokla to gulab jamun.

Skin-friendly shirts

Monte Carlo has had painted Irish linen shirts absolutely cool, which makes one feel light and airy. The colours used in them bring cleanliness to any stylish man’s ensemble and are made from vegetable dyes, which are environment and skin-friendly. The collection is all about light pinks, salmon, pale yellow, mauve, mint greens and has paint strokes going vertical, diagonals and so on.

Oil for healthy hair

Nimma International has introduced Nimson Divyaratna Oil, meant for healthy hair and mental relief.

It is a blend of several oils with therapeutic properties. It not only helps to nourish the scalp and hair, but also prevents hair problems like dandruff and hair loss.

Special protection for skin

Glycerine transparent soaps have always been the special choice of different class of people, especially in winter season when our skin needs to have a special protection from the dry and chilled weather. Fresh glycerine transparent soap is created with new formula that gives a natural attraction to your skin and ensures that your skin is not spoiled.

Ice cream mix powder

Weikfield has launched Freeze, a new range of ice cream mix powder in eight different flavours. Weikfield ‘Freeze’ powder forms rich and creamy ice cream. It is a delicious, nutritious, healthy and economical ice cream made with authentic flavours. Enjoy the chilled and creamy sweetness that tantalizes the tongue with every lick.

For the global woman

Cygnus has opened its two exclusive jewellery showrooms in Noida and Gurgaon. The exciting range of jewellery that Cygnus offers consists of rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets, neckwear, bangles and designer wears.

The jewellery is vividly crafted and designed to appeal to the global woman. The range of unique and authentically certified pieces of jewellery is made from 18 k gold, using the finest diamonds polished in the state-of-the-art facilities.

Scent for women

Oriflame gas launched the energising body scent for women. The newly launched scent is the first product in Oriflame aromacare range. The scent contains grapefruit essential oil that has a warm, happy and light influence, which prevents extreme mental tiredness and helps subdue depression and tension. Grapefruit oil, which is the key ingredient in aromacare, encourages adventure, awakens creativity and leaves the user re-energized and with a renewed zest for life.

Pest-free home

HIT has introduced superior and innovative products that enable you to maintain a pest free home, which you would be proud to claim as truly yours. Godrej Sara Lee Ltd., the maker of Good Knight and HIT aerosols, has now launched new HIT champion sprays: RED (for cockroaches and ants) and BLACK (for mosquitoes and flies), at an affordable price.

Fun dot tumblers

Tupperware has introduced the fun dot tumblers. Colourful, slim and polka dotted, theses tumblers are also equipped with airtight seals, which prevent spillage and enhance convenience. With its trendy looks and loads of utilitarian qualities, they are ideal travel companions for one and all in the family.

Watches with inimitable styling

The designer label FCUK has introduced its watch collection in the Indian market. The watches from FCUK, the brand born of a desire to be original, distinctive and accessible, brings to India watches that effortlessly combine its attitude with its inimitable styling. It creates an eclectic mix, which on the one end has watches that are sexy, super cool, trendy and funky.

Zero-bacteria milk

Amrit Food has launched zero-bacteria Gagan UHT (ultra-heat treated) milk in tetra packages. The UHT milk will be available in one litre aseptic packs. UHT is premium quality milk that has been specially processed and packaged so that is can be transported and stored without refrigeration.

The UHT processed milk retains its natural taste and has a shelf life of over four months. Additionally, Amrit Food has used direct steam infusion system (DSIS) to complement the UHT process.

HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | National Capital |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |