N C R   S T O R I E S


Raths, street plays to tom-tom BJP feats
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 2
The Delhi Pradesh BJP today added another dimension to its campaign to ‘mobilise’ and ‘motivate’ the voters before polling on May 10 for all the seven Parliamentary and one Assembly seat in the Capital.

Delhi Pradesh BJP president Harsh Vardhan today flagged off 16 Vijay Raths and Nukkad Natak teams that would visit all 16 districts in NCT of Delhi to highlight the achievements of the Vajpayee Government in the last five years and compare them to the ‘misdeeds’ of the INC as well as the INC-supported governments in the past 48 years.

The street plays and audio/video shows would convey to the electorate important works done by the NDA Government for the people of NCT of Delhi and the country as also its resolve for future development, Dr Harsh Vardhan said.

The teams would cover the densely populated areas in the city and especially target the youth, government employees, women, labourers, traders and consumers.

Meanwhile, from a low-paid job at McDonalds to modelling and then to acting, Smriti Irani says she has left her mark wherever she worked and now in her new role as a young politician, she is sure of repeating her performance.

Pitted against veteran INC member and spokesman Kapil Sibal, 28-year old Smriti says she is not afraid of her rival’s political stature. “I have made my mark in whatever I have done or wherever I have gone as a good, dependable and professional person. I am totally committed and put in my best. Even at the height of my popularity, I remained well behaved, never shirked work assigned to me. I am a humble and hardworking person and this is what today’s voter, already disenchanted with the non-performing politicians, are looking for,” Smriti said.

Meanwhile, the prestige of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is at stake in the East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency where her son Sandeep is pitted against veteran BJP member and member of 13th Lok Sabha, Mr Lal Bihari Tiwari.

Mr Tiwari feels his contest against debutant and “political non-entity” Sandeep Dikshit would be a ‘cakewalk’. On the other hand, Sheila Dikshit, having led the INC to a landslide victory in NCT of Delhi twice, is confident of the party’s victory in the election.

Against Mr Tiwari’s seniority and experience, she places Sandeep’s youth, enthusiasm and determination as his assets. And so thinks Sandeep.

He says that he could better represent the aspiration of the younger generation in the constituency and solve their problems.

“The increasing number of educated unemployed is a major problem in East Delhi, besides congestion and poverty. I, with my experience of working in the field of rural management, am better equipped to solve these problems,” Sandeep said.

Making light of these claims, Lal Bihari Tiwari says the son is merely trying to cash in on his mother’s name. “Who is Sandeep? He is not even from Delhi, does not know the area. People do not recognise him. His only qualification is that he is the Chief Minister’s son. I am a farmer’s son and rooted to the soil. People know me by the development work done by me in the past 30 years,” he said.

Dismissing the ‘outsider’ tag, Sandeep says he was born, brought up and educated here. “Going out of Delhi for four to five years for work hardly makes one an outsider,” he observed.

Though denying the charge of perpetuation of dynasty in the Capital on the lines of Gandhi family, Sandeep says that though the work done by the Sheila Dikshit Government in the Capital would stand him in good stead, he would have to prove his abilities. However, Mr Tiwari said that Sheila Dikshit’s image has nosedived after the Assembly election as she has failed to improve the tattering civic services in the constituency. People are facing severe water and power crises and sewage problems.


Delhi to have about 100 new polling booths
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 2
As many as a hundred polling booths have been added in the Capital to facilitate smooth exercise of franchise. The decision has been taken keeping in view the increased number of voters in the Capital by three lakhs since last year’s Assembly election.

The Delhi Election Commission had set up 8,972 polling booths during the Assembly polls to cater to the number of electorate at that time. However, as at least 3.11 lakh new names were added to the electoral list since then, the commission officials decided to reassess the situation.

The Election Commission today said that after studying the situation, it was decided to increase the number of polling booths to 9,068.

Of these, around 3,300 are located in Outer Delhi constituency, which has the largest number of voters in the entire country—33,70,541. The total number of voters in the state is 87,53,656. In keeping with a recent Supreme Court directive, the commission is also trying to ensure that the disabled voters have no problems in exercising their franchise on May 10.

“Most of the polling booths will be in the schools where ramps are already there. In other booths, we will build wooden ramps by polling day,” the officials said.

The commission has also published a detailed list of the dues that the 129 candidates, for the seven Lok Sabha seats, owe to the various government agencies and departments in accordance with a High Court directive.

Boycott call

Contestants for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, who have a dubious record, are over 60 years and unemployed among others things, need to cross their fingers.

The All India Citizens Committee has given a clarion call for boycotting these candidates. TNS


A Punjabi treat from Sheila 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 2
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today spoke in chaste Punjabi at a meeting she addressed in Rajouri Garden for the INC candidate in the South Delhi parliamentary constituency, Mr RK Anand.

Accompanying Ms Dikshit on the dais were certain members of the Sikh community; they later presented Anand with Saropas and swords.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) President, Mr Prahlad Singh Chandok, met the BJP candidate in the Sadar parliamentary constituency, Mr Vijay Goel.

An aide of Mr Vijay Goel said that Mr Chandok spoke about how the former had always sided with the Sikh sangat and even rescued Sikhs during the 1984 riots.

The members of certain Sikh associations were present on the occasion.


When residents put candidates in the dock
Ravi S.Singh
Tribune News Service

Gurgaon, May 2
The candidates for Mahendragarh parliamentary constituency today ran the gauntlet of searching questions from the residents of Gurgaon which affected their life in the city.

The candidates were brought on a common platform so that a section of the residents could have an audience with them. It eventually turned out to be a grilling question-answer session. The event, organised by a non-governmental organisation, was attended by Mrs Sudha Yadav, BJP nominee; Mr Anil Rao of the HVP; Mr Raghu Yadav of the Samajwadi Party and Swami Dharamdev of the ruling INLD in the state. Rao Inderjit Singh of the Congress was missing on the occasion.

The candidates had one thing in common: the depleting underground water and the way they would go about remedying the situation.

All of them laid stress on more academic institutes in the city. This apparently confused the residents who had come with knives, so to say, to trim down their choices and decide their preference about a candidate.

The residents raised several issues, related mainly to electricity.

They wanted a direct answer from all the candidates as to how they would ensure power supply to the city.

There was a recurrent issue pertaining to the highhandedness of private builders and how they did not fulfil their contracts with the buyers of plots in the colonies set up by them.

Environment was also a dominant theme. While one candidate said it should be protected, the other one set about dilating on the shortage of water.

Negligible public transport system within the city was also a dominant issue among the audiences.

A salient feature of the event was the absence of women on the occasion. Only three women were spotted that includes a political activist who had come to the venue with her party candidate.


Jat Mahasabha to work for INLD defeat
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 2
The state unit of the All India Jat Mahasabha (AIJM) and the Haryana Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti have decided to work for the defeat of the INLD candidates in Haryana in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, according to the spokesperson of the AIJM and the convenor of the samiti, Mr Tara Chand Mor.

In a press statement issued here today, Mr Mor said the INLD chief had assured the Jats of giving them reservation if he was voted to power in the assembly elections five years back but after coming into power Mr Chautala not only backtracked from his promise but also put the Gurnam Singh Commission recommendations on the shelf.

He reminded that Ch Devi Lal and Mr Om Prakash Chautala were the first in India to promise reservation for Jats: “The Jats have already got reservation in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh but the Jats in Haryana are still without the reservation benefit,” he added.

Moreover, there had been a rule of three persons, Mr Chautala and his two sons, and other representatives of the public did not have any say in the government, he said.

Mr Mor also pointed out that Mr Chautala had an understanding with Mr Bhajan Lal against the wishes of the late Ch Devi Lal and the INLD workers. The Chautala government had done nothing for the welfare of the people except installing statues of Devi Lal every where in the state, he said, claiming that the people were completely disillusioned with the working and style of functioning of the Chautala government.


Booths in 46 villages declared hypersensitive
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 2
On the direction of the Election Commission, the Union Home Ministry has sent 164 officials and jawans of the CISF to Sonepat for the smooth conduct of elections in Sonepat parliamentary constituency. The Sonepat parliamentary constituency has been declared a sensitive constituency by the Election Commission. According to a report, the police authorities have made arrangements for their stay in the Police Lines.

Mr Thapa is heading the officials and jawans. Earlier, they were deployed in Hazaribagh parliamentary constituency of Jharkhand. Meanwhile, 46 villages in six Assembly segments of Sonepat district, which fall in Sonepat Parliamentary constituency, has been declared hypersensitive by the district and police administration. 


Faridabad denizens stumped by size of hails
Bijendra Ahlawat
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, May 2
The size of the hails that lashed the district on April 30, along with the cyclonic rainfall, has been the talk of the town. While this led to a huge loss to the vegetable growers and damaged the harvested wheat lying in the open, it also reportedly led to the death of a person in a nearby village.

Residents of many villages in Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Hassanpur and Palwal subdivisions claimed that the size of the hailstorms had been amazingly huge and perhaps it was the first time that many people had seen such big hails.

Mr Laik Ram of the nearby Sarurpur village said that each hail that rained on Friday afternoon was quite large and he had never seen such hailstorm.

He said the hails damaged his new car by causing dents all over. It was parked in the open in the village.

Rajender Nagar of Fajjupur village in the Ballabhgarh subdivision made similar claims and said this development had affected adversely the vegetable growers in the area.

He added that the wheat lying in the fields or the Mandis had also been damaged during the unseasonal rains.

Meanwhile, a middle-aged person, Moulli of nearby Chhainsa village, died after hails poured over him while he was looking after his cattle grazing in the fields. It is reported that he was injured and later succumbed to his injuries.

It is learnt that the victim’s brother rushed to a tubewell shed to escape the fury of the hailstorm.

It is claimed that the size of the hails that lashed varied from 50 to 100 gm in weight.

Meanwhile, two persons, including a woman was killed in separate accidents in the district.

One Ramvir of Aurangabad village was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a vehicle near Palwal. An aged woman also died after she was hit by a speeding vehicle near Alawalpur Chowk in the same town.

Jail Deputy Suptdt suspended

Sonepat: The Director General of Police (Prisons), Mr A. S. Bhatotia, has ordered the suspension of Mr Sewa Singh Gehlot, Deputy Superintendent of the Sonepat district jail, and appointed Mr Jai Kishan Chhillar, Deputy Superintendent of Jail, Rohtak, in his place.

This action followed an inquiry made by the DGP (Prisons). Details on page 2


Land pledged as security, sold on the sly
Our Correspondent

Ghaziabad, May 2
A case against 18 persons, including suspended Secretary of Ghaziabad Urban Co-Operative Bank, R.D. Sharma, has been filed for fraud, involving land worth crores of rupees.

The accused had allegedly obtained loans from the bank, after pledging land as security. Eighteen persons have been named, including R D Sharma, in a report filed in Kothwali Police Station here on behalf of Secretary and General Manager, Mahesh Yadav, of Urban Co-Operative Bank.

It has been alleged in the report that the land, pledged to the bank as security for grant of loan, had been sold by the accused. The bank has not recovered the loan so far.

Some people had, in connivance with R D Sharma, opened fictitious accounts in the Urban Co-Operative Bank. These artful account holders procured loans to the tune of crores. They had been granted loans of a far greater magnitude than warranted by the market values of the land. This was allegedly made possible by the then Secretary R D Sharma. After obtaining loans by pledging land to the bank, small plots of the same land were allotted to the public.

The accused had kept the deal a secret and did not bother to get even a non-objection certificate from the bank before selling the land. Fictitious companies had been floated by close friends of R D Sharma, bank General Manager Mahesh Yadav found in his probe. The police have been given the names of the proprietors of the fictitious companies.

The accused had been indulging in the fraud for the last seven years. Their bank accounts still show a balance over and above the loans obtained. The police have registered a case for fraud against 18 accused, including R D Sharma, under Section 420/467 and 468. Besides, R D Sharma has also been booked under another fraud case (No. 1399/2004).

SO Incharge Kotwali, Som Veer said R D Sharma could not be arrested as he had obtained a stay from the High Court.


Tent mafia gobbles up DDA land in E Delhi
Nalini Ranjan

New Delhi, May 2
The tent mafia has encroached upon much of the DDA land, meant for sports and other recreation activities, mainly due to its nexus with the officials. The structures pitched up by the tent owners are a major fire hazard in summer much to the chagrin of the residents.

The residents have complained time and again but the authorities concerned have just turned a blind eye to the encroachments. A big ground near Vivek Vihar police station in East Delhi has been completely encroached on by five tent owners of the area. They have erected permanent stages, managed to get round the clock water supply, electricity and other facilities.

The nearby residents pointed out that according to the DDA rules, no tent can be erected for more than two days on the authority’s land. Permission from the DDA is to be taken even for this period. The tents have been pitched up for years, some of them in magnificent shapes like those of Titanic, Taj Mahal and other mahals.

This particular plot in Vivek Vihar falls within the 100-meter radius of the local petrol pump and LPG filling station. As per the Supreme Court guidelines, no permanent structure can be erected in the 100-mt vicinity of petrol pumps and filling stations as it could be serious fire hazard.

Similar such structures can be seen at other DDA grounds in areas like Geeta Colony, Anand Vihar, Yojna Vihar and Jyoti Colony.


DGP suspends Deputy Suptdt of Sonepat jail 
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 2
The Director General of Police (Prisons), Mr A. S. Bhatotia, has ordered the suspension of Mr Sewa Singh Gehlot, Deputy Superintendent of the Sonepat district jail, and appointed Mr Jai Kishan Chhillar, Deputy Superintendent of Jail, Rohtak, in his place.

This action followed an inquiry made by the DGP (Prisons) who had visited the jail after receiving information about the shooting down of an undertrial, Jasbir, alias Jassu, by two prisoners, Promod and Satish, in the jail on April 26.

Nine employees, including three chief wardens of the jail, have already been suspended on the charge of dereliction of duty. They include chief wardens Jasbir Singh, Mahavir Singh and Sant Ram and wardens Azad Singh, Bitta Singh, Shamim Khan, Vijay, Chander Pal and Suraj Mal.

Mr B. L. Singal, District and Sessions Judge, paid a surprise visit to the Bal Sudhar Graha run by the Social Welfare Department here yesterday and took serious note of the irregularities and malpractices indulged in by the staff that were detected by him during the visit.

Mr Singal was also surprised to see the supply of sub-standard meals to child prisoners. He pulled up the officials for their failure to supply the meals to them by 1.30 pm. He also warned the officials that stern action would be taken if they failed to treat the child prisoners properly.

Meanwhile, inquiries made by this correspondent have revealed that as many as 151 child prisoners had been lodged in the Bal Sudhar Graha under the supervision of only six employees. These include head warden Ram Kuwar, Dharambir, Hazari Prasad and Sukhpal, all wardens, and Om Parkash, a police officer.

According to the norms of the state government, three wardens are deputed for 25 child prisoners.

Dozen villages suffer powerless, three-day ordeal

About a dozen villages, including Purkhas, Panchi Jatan, Datauli, Dhaturi, Ram Nagar, Bari, Khizarpur, Ahir Majra, Rajlu Garhi, Sitawali and Bajana, have continued to remain powerless for the past three days. As many as 39 electricity poles were uprooted and nine transformers got burnt when lightning struck on Thursday evening last.

Officials of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) have succeeded in restoring power supply in most of the villages that were badly hit by the strong gale which lashed the region on Thursday evening.

The gale was followed by heavy showers which inundated many villages in this area.

In Sonepat city a number of residential colonies have turned into islands as rain water has accumulated on the roads and streets. The areas of old DC road, West Ram Nagar, Kakroi road, Garhi Ghasita, Patharwali Gali and Ganesh Park were the worst hit. The authorities concerned failed to drain out the accumulated rainwater from these areas despite repeated complaints made to them by the residents in this regard.

Gohana sub-division of this district has received 27 mm rain during the past three days and it is considered beneficial for the sowing of kharif crops in the area.

Meanwhile, taps remained dry in the evening in the old section of the city following the stoppage of water supply by the Public Health Department. These areas have been reeling under a water crisis since March 15 and the authorities concerned have adopted a rigid attitude towards public complaints in this regard. The residents are now contemplating gheraoing the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintending Engineer of the PHD if the authorities fail to restore the evening supply. The residents also held demonstrations in protest against the water crisis during the past few days.


Blind murder case solved, youth arrested
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 2
With the arrest of a youth, the West district police today claimed to have worked out a blind murder case of Samaipur Badli. The suspect was identified as Surender alias Tinku.

He was arrested yesterday from Keshopur. The police received a tip-off that a criminal was expected near the Keshopur DTC bus depot in the evening to meet his friends.

He was arrested after the informer identified him. A self-actuated knife was recovered from his possession, the police said.

During interrogation, he confessed his involvement in murder, scooter thefts, cases under Arms Act, extortions etc.

He was a member of the Sonu Upadhyaya gang, a history sheeter of Sultanpuri.

He and his associates were involved in extortion, vehicle thefts and robberies in and around the Budh Vihar area.

He further confessed his involvement in the murder of one member of the Ram Niwas gang in 2000 in Budh Vihar.

Later, the body was disposed of in a drain beside GT Road near Sarup Nagar.

The body was discovered next day by some passer by. The body was identified by his relatives.

In revenge, the members of the Ram Niwas gang killed Sonu Upadhyaya in 2003 in Sultanpuri. Most of the members of both the gangs were absconding. Efforts are being made to arrest the members of both the gang members, the police said.

Five auto lifters held

The North district police have arrested five persons for involvement in the auto lifting from near the Amba Cinema area.

The arrested persons have been identified as Anil Rawat, Dhanpal, Mohammed Farheen, Shahjaan and Nagender Singh. They were travelling in a stolen Maruti car at the time of arrest.

The police also seized eight motorcycles and four cars from their possession, which were stolen from different parts of the city. Besides, the police also recovered one country-made pistol, knife, forged stamps and registration certificates.

The police informed that the arrested persons were in the age group between 20-25 years.

Man held with illegal weapon

The North-East district police have arrested a person from the Bhopra check post last night for carrying illegal arms.

A country-made pistol and two live cartridges were seized from him.

The arrested person was identified as Rajesh (30), a resident of Sunder Nagri and was allegedly involved in a case of murder and dacoity in UP. He was arrested in a routine checking in the Nand Nagri area.

Country-made liquor seized

The North-East district police have arrested a person with 20 cartons of containing 240 bottles of country-made liquor.

He was arrested from the Nand Nagri area. The person arrested was identified as Rishipal (31), a resident of MS Park. The police said that the accused was carrying the liquor in a Maruti car.

Road diversion for ID-Milaad-Nabi

The Delhi Traffic Police have advised commuters to avoid certain roads in Old Seelam Pur, Sunehri Masjid and Kanti Nagar extension in view of a procession on May 5 in connection with ID-Milaad-Nabi (birthday of Prophet Mohammed).

The procession would pass through Gali No-4, Old Seelam Pur, Gole Baithak, Raghuvarpura, Shanti Mohalla, Gandhi Nagar, Taj Colony, DCP North-East office, Welcome Colony, Keshav Chowk, Shyam Lal College, Krishna Nagar police station and then towards the Sunehri Masjid, Kanti Nagar Extention. 


DSIDC rules out hike in Bawana land rates
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 2
The Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation (DSIDC) today said that there would be no increase in the prevailing price of industrial land in Bawana. The Corporation has increased the rate of industrial land in Narela, Patparganj, Badli and Jhilmil area.

According to Jalaj Shrivastava, Managing Director of DSIDC, “The price of the industrial land in Bawana would be the same.” He also said that the last date for shifting of industries to Bawana has been extended to May 31.

Besides this, the Delhi Lt-Governor, Mr Vijai Kapoor, has approved the regularisation of all plots allotted under the ‘Relocated Scheme of Industries’ in Bawana in the names of the allotees. ‘’However, the awardees of the plot would have to pay a nominal fee of Rs 100 to get it registered in their name,’’ said Shrivastava.

Shrivastava added that a marginal increase in the price of land in Narela, Patparganj, Badli and Jhilmil has been made. “It would be Rs 7,776 per sq mt in place of Rs 5,400 in Narela, Jhilmil and Badli and Rs 10,886 per sq mt in Patparganj as compared to Rs 7,569 earlier.”

Similarly, the cost ‘unearned increase’ in Narela and Badli has gone up from Rs 650 to Rs 2,796 per sq mt and from Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,796 per sq mt in Patparganj and Jhilmil.

Along with this, Bawana allotees, who had made 50 per cent of the payments for the plots, have been given a final chance to make the remaining payment, with 18 per cent interest, by June 30, he added. 


NCR briefs
Arms recovered from four criminals nabbed in encounter
Our Correspondent

Noida, May 2
The Jahangirpur police arrested four criminals after an encounter yesterday and recovered four revolvers and a large number of live cartridges.

According to the S O Jahangirpur Police Station, Mr Rakesh Vashishth, the four criminals were involved in about a dozen crimes.

Four revolvers and 25 cartridges were seized from them, the SO said.

The robbers were planning a dacoity in the Ram Lila grounds. When challenged, they tried to flee while firing at the police.

However, the police team overpowered them.During interrogation, they identified themselves as Brijindra alias Veerpal, Shalilmar and Ram Singh, all from Jahangirabad, and Sanjay of Manjpur. The Bulandshahar police confirmed that they were dreaded criminals involved in dacoity, loot and murder cases and were wanted by Jahangirabad, Khampur and Khurja police.

The criminals had kidnapped a van driver at Palwal and snatched his van. However, they later abandoned the vehicle when it developed some defect, the police said.

Body found near village pond

Sonepat: The Kharkhauda police found the body of one Krishan near a village pond at Rampur Kundal village, about 25 km from here last evening. According to a report, the police believe it to be a case of murder. A case has been registered in this regard. The body has been sent for the postmortem examination.

It is stated the victim had been missing from his house. His parents had lodged an FIR with the police in this connection.


Traders were held captive in village
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 2
Two traders, identified as Sunny Jain and Mr Ashu Jain (both cousins), who were allegedly kidnapped on March 25 by two militants affiliated to Khalistan

Commando Force, had been kept in illegal confinement in Patsa village under the Aalapur police station of Badayon district (UP).

They were released after receiving Rs 25 lakh as ransom amount.

According to a report, these militants have been identified as Jagtar Singh alias Jagga, resident of Mansa (Punjab) and Ravinder Singh alias Ranga, a resident of Sriganga Nagar (Rajasthan). The duo had been killed in an encounter recently by the Delhi Police.


A new homeopathic remedy for recurring headaches

For the millions of people, who suffer from headaches, there is finally a homeopathic remedy- RelaXhed- to axe that headache at its root. An innovative solution for all kinds of headaches, RelaXhed provides instant relief from pain by reducing the intensity and is also very useful in recurring headaches.

Vitamin-packed shampoos

The new Garnier Fructis fortifying shampoos and conditioners have been made with vitamin-packed active fruit concentrate that acts both deep within and on the surface of the hair. Its unique formulation nourishes, strengthens and smoothens the hair from top to tip. Its peachy scent provides a very fresh note. It comes in three variants- vitality for normal hair; extra nourishment for dry hair, extra shine and protection for coloured hair.

High performance fans

A leading manufacturer of electrical switchgear and accessories, Havell’s India Ltd, now unveils a range of high quality performance fans. The fans are available in stunning range of shades and designs in ceiling fans, ventilators and soon-to-be introduced pedestal fans, to meet the discerning needs of various buyers. The company claims that the uniqueness of these fans lies in the frugal power consumption (only 70 watts) as compared to similar fans offered by others. Termed ‘Enforce’, the ultra powerful motor is built from the finest material.

Ceiling fans from Padmini Essentia

Padmini Essentia, a leading brand in home appliances from the house of Padmini Appliances, has launched its high quality and sophisticated ceiling fans. The range includes Euro, Ultra, Royal and Spectra. The main feature of these fans is that it consumes low electricity due to its light-weight body and good motor that saves power.

Treat for music lovers

T-series has released the music for the film “AAN”. The promos and music of the film has already received the attention of the movie lovers. The music has been composed by Anu Malik and lyrics by Sameer.

A collection of eight songs in this album promises to be a musical treat this summer season.

Premium brand from Park Avenue

Park Avenue, the premium contemporary formal men’s wear brand from Raymond Apparel Ltd. has launched a new range of men’s innerwear collection comprising of undershirts and briefs. The collection will be available under various sub-brands such as Apollo, Zephyr, Eros and Adonis.

LA Collection from VHM

VHM Industries, the maker of VHM international suiting, has launched LA Collection, a special range of pair packing with shirt piece and a trouser length packed in a re-useable pouch with 100 per cent sure scratch N win offer for consumer. It has also launched a ceremonial range of suiting for safari’s, packed in a special box as well as re-useable bag.

Hi-tech digital video cameras

National Panasonic India, one of the leading consumer electronics players, introduced two state-of-the-art digital video cameras, NV-GS 15 and NV-GS 11 in its mini digital video camera segment.

100 per cent cotton fabric

The premium men’s apparel brand, Arrows, presents an extended collection of unstainables-its unique range of shirts and trousers based on a revolutionary fabric technology. It has 100 per cent cotton fabric, a repellant property while still allowing it to breathe.

Innovative baby products

The US-based Munchkin has come up with innovative baby products in India. The company is introducing its best collection of baby products in the country.

Rejuvenating lipsticks

Oriflame introduces mascara and new shades of Giordani Gold rejuvenating lipsticks. It is a natural Swedish cosmetic company. The lash defining mascara from Oriflame has been specially formulated for perfectly defined and conditioned lashes.

Batteries for inverters

Okaya Japanese technology batteries promoted by Microtek group through its group company Arrow International Pvt. Ltd. has launched special batteries for inverters, the OB series with models. The battery carries 18 months warranty. The batteries are extremely rugged and are especially designed to suit uncertain Indian Power conditions.

Cool Shirts

Scullers present the Yatch club collection for spring/summer 2004. It features cool shirts, tees and chinos in colour that captures the romance of the sport of yachting-red, white and blue for men and women.

The colours express themselves in sporty strips and classic checks, and have been especially designed in natural fabrics ranging from linens to denim to premium combed cotton.


Essilor, the world leader in ophthalmic optical products, has announced the launch of ‘Airwear’ spectacle lenses for the new generation. The ultra thin, ultra flat and ultra light lenses promise a never before experience for people who require spectacles.

Sandal wood products from Lambency

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of pure sandal wood oil, the quality product leader, SVIL group, is spreading its wings with the launch of its first cosmetic brand, Lambency. SVIL group is now all set to take the cosmetic segments by storm. Under the Lambency brand, the products launched are Sandal face pack and Sandal wood oil.

Casual shoes from Florsheim

Florsheim’s casual shoes have been designed keeping in mind the new refined casual wardrobe. It is a perfect vehicle to navigate a long and busy day. According to Mohammed Viquar, General Manager, Marketing, “These new set of casuals have update silhouettes and styling details that bring comfort into the realm of the contemporary.”

Shoes with exuberating style

Mirza Tenners, one of the leading exporters of footwear and the manufacturer of Red Tape shoes, brings its latest summer wear collection of sandals with exuberating style and attitude. Red Tape, synonymous with fashion in footwear, with its world-class brand of casuals, semi-formal shoes and sandals, is today one of the largest selling brands in its segment.

Home entertainment from Sony

Sony India today announced the much-anticipated launch of Sony plasma wega range. Having already built a reputation for superior picture quality through Sony’s flat screen wega CRT ranges, the new plasma wega line up elevates home entertainment pleasure to an entirely new level. 

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 |