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Property dealer gunned down in Vikaspuri
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 16
Two unidentified assailants armed with revolvers shot dead a property dealer and injured another person who was sitting with the deceased in Vikaspuri today.

The property dealer was identified as Rabjeet Singh (35) and the injured Jaswinder Singh who had been admitted to a nearby hospital, police said.

According to the police, the incident occurred at 11 am when the property dealer was sitting in his office in Vikaspuri and reportedly making a deal with Jaswinder.

The assailants opened fire at them and ran away. One of the victims screamed for help. Hearing the gunshots, the neighbors went inside their shops and houses. They did not dare note down even the vehicle number of the assailants.

Someone from the area then telephoned the PCR and the local police, informing them of the incident.

By the time the police reached, the assailants had disappeared. The police rushed the victims to the hospital where Rabjeet was declared brought dead. He sustained injuries on the chest and leg while Jaswinder suffered injury on the left hand. The police said that he might disclose the identity of the assailants, but at present, he was unable to give statement.

According to the preliminary investigations, personal enmity might be the cause of murder. The case is being investigated and the culprits will be arrested soon, the police said.

The realtor’ body has been sent for a post-mortem.

50 Lepers Home inmates beaten up, looted

Bulandshahr: Some 15 masked bandits wrought hell for the 50-odd lepers lodged in Lepers Home (Kusht Asharam) under Kotwali police station area, Bulandshahr.

The lepers were first beaten up. The men and women were then bound and locked up in separate rooms and then deprived of their jewellery, watches, other valuables, etc.

The miscreants had also allegedly ill-treated the women inmates. The intruders also took Rs 10,000 in Gawri Shankar temple besides jewellery and crown on the deity in the temple.

All those who dared to resist, were tortured with the cigarette butts.

Since the Kotwali police had not taken any action in the matter, the lepers demonstrated in front of the SSP’s office. The police have registered the dacoity as a mere theft.

The Lepers Home is located near Behaleempur village across the railway line. The assailants had reportedly entered the Lepers Home after climbing the trees and jumping over the boundary wall.

More than 50 men, women and the children of the inmates were woken up from their beds in the compound and beaten up by the criminals. Many women Sukmini Bhai, Kam Shilpa, Tara Bhai, Basaiton were badly beaten up and reportedly hit even on their private parts.

The intruders collected cash, jewellery and valuables in the bedsheets and lungies of the lepers. The valuables included four watches and cameras.


Doctor held for rape of patient
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 16
The Delhi Police claimed to have arrested a doctor of the Safdarjung Hospital last night for allegedly raping his 16-year-old patient a few days ago in his hostel room.

The accused has been identified as Ravi Kumar (26), an intern in the hospital. He is a bachelor and lived alone in his room.

He was arrested by the Sarojini Nagar police on the statement of the girl, whose medical examination at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences confirmed the rape.

The police said that the accused had allegedly raped the minor girl in his hostel room after she had been administered intoxicants on the intervening night of May 12 and May 13.

The incident came to light after the victim, who used to visit him for the treatment of some nasal problem, alleged that she was raped after she fell unconscious under the effects of intoxicants.

As the news broke out, a complaint was registered against Kumar who absconded. He was finally arrested last night.

A city court today remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days.

Teacher commits suicide

Faridabad: A young married woman, working as a teacher in a public school at Ballabgarh, committed suicide by jumping into Gurgaon Canal here. She was reportedly being harassed by her in-laws for not bringing enough dowry.

The victim identified as Anita was married to one Ravi of NH-3 of the NIT here in January this year. She had been living with her parents for the past few days. She was also two months pregnant, according to a report. The body was handed over to her parents after a postmortem. TNS


MCD, NDMC get court notice
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 16
The Delhi High Court has issued notices to the officials of the MCD, the NDMC and the Delhi Cantonment Board, asking them to explain why prosecution should not be launched against them for failing to address the problem of garbage disposal in the Capital.

“Notices are issued to these officials to remain present and explain why prosecution be not launched against them,” said a Bench comprising Chief Justice Mr B. C. Patel and Justice Mr B. D. Ahmed and fixed the next date of hearing on May 19.

The order to this effect followed the hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), seeking the court’s direction to the civic authorities to construct garbage dump for disposal of plastic waste in various localities of the Capital. The PIL, filed by Mr M. K. Dhar, a resident of Mayur Vihar, had sought construction of a garbage dump and the court had asked the DDA to provide land to the MCD for the same.

The Bench expressed dissatisfaction with the civic authorities for not complying with the legal provisions to safeguard against environment pollution.

Dhar’s counsel told the court that in spite of notices, no action was taken by the local authorities.

Unhappy with the MCD’s reply on the issue, the court asked MCD Joint Director A. A. Khan to appear before it and file an additional supplementary affidavit. The DDA counsel told the court that an allotment has been made and a letter stating the same had been sent to the MCD.

However, the MCD denied receiving any such letter, a copy of which was later given to the MCD counsel.

The court had earlier issued notice to the MCD, the NDMC, the DDA and the DCB to explain why no action had been taken in the matter. 


Delhi BJP chief bears the brunt
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 16
With the Delhi BJP having failed to get the mandate for the second time in six months, trouble is brewing for state unit chief Harsh Vardhan with murmurs of demand for “overdue” organisational elections gaining ground.

As Vardhan plans to call a meeting of Working Committee next week to discuss the poll reverses, a section of the state BJP leaders have started blaming the party unit leadership for poor showing at the hustings.

“Organisational elections are overdue. These were to be held months back but were delayed on the pretext of Lok Sabha elections which were advanced,” said a state party leader.

He said Vardhan was appointed the party unit chief “temporarily” after Madan Lal Khurana quit the post following BJP’s poor performance in the Assembly elections in December.

“The party high command at that time had promised to hold organisational elections soon. Now after the Lok Sabha polls are over, these elections should be held as early as possible so that the new leadership could prepare for the next Assembly polls,” another Delhi BJP leader said.

The issue is likely to be raised at the Working Committee meeting.

They said the party has been facing electoral defeats because the leadership was “not changing their mindset in tune with changing character of Delhi’s population”.

The BJP had bagged all seven Lok Sabha seats in 1999 polls but could retain only one in these elections. In Assembly elections also, the party failed to wrest power from the Congress although it showed a marginal increase in seats from 14 in 1998 to 20.


Noida official still untraced
Our Correspondent

Noida, May 16
The Noida Authority official, Dhan Singh Rawat, deputed to do election duty, and reported missing since May 10, is still untraced.

The Noida employees union is quite angry with the Noida Authority and the district administration for taking the matter lightly.

Rawat has been deployed on election duty in Akbarpur village near Ghaziabad. He was reportedly taken ill and the officer incharge at the polling centre then made his son, Rajesh, to work in place of his father, who was asked to take rest outside the centre.

But when Rajesh came out at the end of the polling, he did not find his father there. After looking for him at home and other known places, a report was filed with police. Dhan Singh Rawat had a weak eyesight and could not move about without specs, it is said. According to his family, he had lost his specs somewhere.

The family members who had met senior officials in the Noida Authority and the district administration, complained that serious efforts had not been made to find Dhan Singh Rawat.

Residents rally

Sonepat: The residents here have been protesting against the ‘indifferent’ attitude of the district administration, particularly the police, against criminal elements. The residents of village Garhwal in Gohana sub-division staged a demonstration in front of the office of the Superintendent of Police on Saturday, demanding the arrest of three accused in the murder of a youth, identified as Suresh last Sunday. The victim’s body was recovered from a canal on May 13 night. OC


Lok Sabha victory strengthens Sheila’s hand
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 16
The victory at the Lok Sabha polls has gone to strengthen the position of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and her hold on her party, making her the unquestioned leader of the Capital.

After her second successive win in the last Assembly elections and in the civic elections earlier, the almost clean sweep in the Lok Sabha elections has come as a shot in the arm for Ms Dikshit, enough to silence her detractors in the party.

The BJP, which had won all the seven Lok Sabha seats in the 1999 elections, this time lost six to the Congress, with the Chief Minister’s son Sandeep Dikshit, a political greenhorn, defeating three times BJP MP Lal Bihari Tewari by a margin of about two lakh votes.

Ms Dikshit could not have secured a more prestigious win, as it was on this seat that she was defeated by the BJP in the 1998 Lok Sabha elections. Another morale-booster was the victory of Delhi Assembly Speaker Ajay Maken, a young party leader considered to be her protege, over Union Tourism and Culture Minister and veteran BJP leader Jagmohan in the VIP constituency of New Delhi.

Mr Jagmohan has been winning the seat for last three elections. This is the constituency, which has returned Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani in 1991 and 1989. The last time the Congress won from this constituency was in 1985 when K C Pant was elected. So it is after about 20 years that this seat has returned to the Congress.

Former cabinet colleague of the Chief Minister, Krishna Tirath has also won, defeating sitting BJP MP Anita Arya from Karol Bagh reserved constituency.

However, Pradesh Congress president Prem Singh and senior party leader Jagdish Tytler, who won Delhi Sadar seat, both of whom are not counted among the Chief Minister’s supporters gave the credit for victory only to party chief Sonia Gandhi, completely excluding any reference to the performance of the Sheila Dikshit government.

But Jat leader Sajjan Kumar who humbled Union Labour Minister Saheb Singh Verma in the Outer Delhi constituency, has included good governance in the Capital as one of the reasons for the party’s spectacular performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

When the Sheila Dikshit government came to power, ousting the BJP in the Capital in 1998, it was called ‘’Aaloo, pyaz ki sarkar’’ (onion, potato government), alluding to the sharp hike in the prices of onion and potato that had made these commodities out of reach for the common man.

However, the Congress’s thumping victory in the last Assembly elections again proved that Ms Dikshit’s government had this time got positive votes.

Now with the party’s resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections, Ms Dikshit may well claim that along with Ms Gandhi’s charisma, her government’s performance has also been appreciated by the metro voter.

Moreover, with her party’s government at the Centre, she would now find it easy to have her way in governing the Capital.


Sheila honoured by Sikh delegation
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 16
A delegation of Sikhs led by Paramjit Singh Pamma of INC presented Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with a sword, and her son and East Delhi’s Member of Parliament-elect Sandeep Dikshit with a Pagdi (headgear) on the party’s performance in the Lok Sabha election.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister is said to have assured the Sikhs of redressal of their grievances. The election results have shown that the Sikh community was well and truly with the INC, she was quoted as having told the delegation.


Victory fails to end group clashes in
Faridabad Congress
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, May 16
The landslide victory of the Congress party in the State, particularly in this constituency, seems to have failed to tackle the ever-existing problem of group clashes in the party.

Though most of the party supporters are happy with the Lok Sabha results, it is learnt that a move is on within the party leadership to take strict action against the party activists who were allegedly inactive during the election campaign of the party candidate from this constituency.

During the elections, the party observer for this constituency, Mr Rao Dharampal, an MLA from Sohna, had prepared a list and report of the local leaders and party who were not actively involved in campaigning of the party candidate Mr Avtar Singh Bhadhana.

The report, containing names of about 15 party leaders of the Faridabad constituency, included names of some prominent leaders including a former MLA, ministers and members of the Pradesh Congress Committee.

While the list contains the names of the leaders owing allegiance to the PCC President Mr Bhajan Lal, the other group is reportedly making efforts to bring this to the notice of the high command for an action in this regard.

Mr Avtar Singh Bhadhana, who won with a handsome margin of over 1.50 lakh votes from this constituency, is reported to have supported move and the list of the leaders was prepared with his help, disclosed a party activist here.

Meanwhile, a member of the PCC and senior leader, Mr Vasdev Saluja, has also demanded strict action against all those who did not work in support of Mr Bhadhana during the elections.

He alleged that these leaders and workers had disobeyed the party high command by not working in the campaign. He said it was the love and support of people which led to the victory of the Congress. However, the attitude adopted by these leaders, who remained inactive during campaigning, had not only sent a wrong message to the people about the party, it was ‘anti-party’ as well.

He said that all the leaders whose name figure in the list submitted should be expelled from the party immediately. He also said that the list prepared by the party observer contained several names including those of Mr J P Nagar, Mr Mahender Pratap, Mrs Sharda Rani, (both former ministers), Mr Azmat Khan, Mr Ram Rattan (former MLAs), secretary of Pradesh Congress Mr Bhuvnesh Dhingra, Mr Lakhan Singla and Mr Tek Chand Sharma.


Chautala brothers repeat 1972 history
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 16
As many as five pairs of brothers contested the recently concluded parliamentary elections in the country, of which two pairs won the elections, two pairs lost the elections whereas in case of one pair, one brother won but other lost.

Talking to the ‘NCR Tribune’ here today, President of the Lok Tantra Raksha Manch, Mr Joginder Singh Hooda, said that the Chautala brothers, Ajay Singh and Abhay Singh, who lost from Bhiwani and Kurukshetra constituencies respectively to the Congress candidates, have only repeated the history of 1972 when their grandfather Ch Devi Lal and his elder brother Sahib Ram lost the assembly elections from Tosham and Adampur (Devi Lal) and Rori (Sahib Ram).

The other pair is Vidya Charan Shukla and Shyama Charan Shukla in Chhatisgarh. While Vidya Charan Shukla (BJP) lost to Ajit Jogi of Congress in Mahasamand, SC Shukla (Congress) was defeated by Ramesh Bais of the BJP from Raipur constituency.

The victorious pairs are the Yadav brothers, Muyalam Singh and Ram Gopal in Uttar Pradesh, and Pawan brothers in Bihar.

The fifth pair of brothers is of Bhadana’s, Avtar Singh Bhadana and Kartar Singh Bhadana, contested on different party tickets and from different states. 


Maken takes victory lap of New Delhi seat
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 16
The Member of Parliament (MP)-elect from the New Delhi parliamentary constituency, Mr Ajay Maken, today took a victory lap of his constituency after defeating Union Culture and Tourism Minister Jagmohan.

Accompanied by scores of party activists, the MP visited several colonies of government employees and slum clusters to thank the voters. Maken, who began the tour of his constituency by praying at the Balmiki Mandir in Gole Market, first visited the residential colony of certain employees of New Delhi Municipal Council.

He also visited the government colonies in Kidwai Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Nauroji Nagar and Netaji Nagar. “I will go to go ernment colonies three days in a week with officials,” he told the residents. Maken also went to the officers’ flats on Baba Kharak Singh Marg near Connaught Place and also Vivekananda Camp of slum dwellers in Chanakyapuri.

The tour ended in a meeting behind the Dilli Haat where members of various tribal communities presented folk dances.


Protest planned against poll-related violence
Tribune News Service

Gurgaon, May 16
The Jharsa-Khap of 12 villages today decided to organise a public meeting on June 20 in protest against poll related violence in village Jharsa and the subsequent registration of case against a Congress leader and his five brothers from the village.

The decision by the Khap was taken at a panchayat today. The panchayat, organised in the village, expressed its reservation against the local MLA, Mr Gopi Chand Gehlot and his relatives.

Incidentally, Mr Gehlot and the Congress leader are natives of village Jharsa.

It may be recalled that there was a clash between the relatives of Mr Gehlot and the Congress leader outside a polling station in the village during parliamentary election on May 10. In the scuffle, a brother of Mr Gehlot, who is a police personnel received injuries. A criminal case was registered. The Congress leader also submitted a counter complaint to the police.

Mr Gehlot had also organised a panchayat in village Jharsa yesterday. The Congress leader alleged that it was stage-managed.

This panchayat had formed a 21-member committee to look into the issue and had urged the Congress leader to withdraw his complaint registered with the police.

The Jharsa-12 Panchayat appeared to be in sympathy with the Congress leader. The Panchayat was presided over by the president of the Jharsa-360(a cluster of 360 villages surrounding Jharsa), Mr Deva Singh.


Crafty plan
Two firms booked for bid to encash stolen
pay orders
Parmindar Singh

Ghaziabad, May 16
The manager of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) has filed a cheating case against two companies for trying to encash two stolen pay orders.

It may be recalled that 22 pay orders had been stolen from Oriental Bank of Commerce, (OBC), Sahibabad branch on March 3. Out of these 22 pay orders, one had been referred by Allahabad Bank, Ghaziabad, for clearance to OBC bank Sahibabad on March 18.

The pay order for Rs 71,770 had been issued by Viney Electronics, Rail Road, Ghaziabad.

The OBC had refused to honour this pay order. Another stolen pay order for Rs 73,000 had been presented to the OBC on Wednesday for clearance This had been issued from the Union Bank of India, Noida on behalf of Rhythm House, Sector-20 Noida. The Oriental Bank of Commerce officials had flatly refused to clear this pay order.

The Manager, Mr Promode Kumar Singh, has filed a case in Sahibabad police station against the two companies for trying to encash the stolen pay orders.


Clamour for removal of Hindu College principal
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 16
The Shiv Yuva Shakti Sangh has decided to present a memorandum to the Chairman of the Hindu Education and Dharmarth Society demanding immediate removal of Dr Shamim Sharma, from the post of the principal of the Hindu Girls College, Sonepat, for her alleged anti student attitude.

According to a report, the Sangh has also threatened to launch a statewide agitation if its demand is not accepted by the Chairman of the society.

The Sangh members also alleged that the future of some girl students had been put to stake due to the principal’s attitude. One of the students, they said, had filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, alleging that the Principal had not given her the roll number, that had been sent by the Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak, allowing her to appear for the annual examination.

The Sangh further alleged that the attitude adopted by the principal had brought a bad name to the institution.

One acquitted

Mr Dharamvir Singh, Additional Sessions Judge of Sonepat yesterday acquitted one Sagar of Madhubani, Bihar, on lack of evidence in a case registered against him under the NDPS Act by the Murthal Police on July 28 last year. According to information, Sagar had been arrested under the NDPS Act and the police had reportedly recovered contraband articles from him.

Subedar electrocuted

Mr Sameram, a Subedar of the Indian Army, was electrocuted at Ghillaur village, about 45 km from here, last evening. According to a report, the victim had come to his in-laws house to attend a marriage ceremony when the accident occurred. The incident cast a gloom in the marriage function.

Two assaulted

One Samsher Singh was injured seriously when he was attacked by a youth, Dinesh, in West Ram Nagar here last night. According to a report, the injured man was immediately hospitalised and is stated to be out of danger. In another incident, Krishan, a chowkidar, was injured when he was attacked by a youth, Brijesh, at Kalupur Village, about two km from here, last night. He was rushed to the local civil hospital for treatment. The police are still investigating into the cases and no arrest has been made so far.

Release bonded labourers, demand residents

The residents of Kundal village today submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner urging him to take immediate and effective steps for the release of bonded labourers from the clutches of the owner of a brick- kiln.

The residents reportedly alleged in the memorandum that the District Labour and Concilliation Officer had failed to take any action against the owner of the brick-kiln despite repeated complaints.

Earlier, several residents had held a demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office and raised slogans against the state government and the Labour Department.


NCR briefs
RI for beating up doctor
Our Correspondents

Jhajjar, May 16
A local court sentenced two persons to two years rigorous imprisonment for beating up a doctor in Bhatera village of the district, eight years ago.

According to information, Dr Ravinder, son of Rajpal of the same village was beaten up.

The victim lodged a complaint at the police station against the three accused under section 323, 325 and 34 IPC on June 6, 1996.

The Court of Justice A K Sharma awarded two years of rigorous imprisonment.

Battle in Mahendragarh parliamentary constituency

Rewari: The Samajwadi Party candidate, Mr Raghu Yadav, who secured third position in the recent Lok Sabha poll, asserted that the electoral contest in Mahendergarh parliamentary constituency has led to the polarisation of political forces in Ahirwal, which comprises the ten Assembly segments of Jatusana, Rewari , Bawal ( Rewari district ), Narnaul, Mahendergarh, Ateli ( Mahendergarh district ), Sohna , Pataudi, Gurgaon (Gurgaon district) and Salhawas (Jhajjar district).

Addressing a press conference here today, Mr Yadav stated that the battle lines had now been distinctly drawn between the forces behind status-quoism as represented by Rampura House and the forces of changes led by the Samajwadi Party.

He explained that the Samajwadi Party had registered a notable presence in the Assembly segments of Rewari, Bawal, Jatusana and Ateli.


Eight persons held under Gambling Act
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 16
The East district police claimed to have arrested eight persons under the Gambling Act in the Shakarpur area this morning.

Based on a secret information that some persons were involved in gambling, the police swung into action and arrested them.

They were identified as Shyam Sunder (60), Sri Krishna (45), Jai Prakash (40), Vinod Kumar (31), Harbans Lal (57), Wasim (38), Virender Kumar (42) and Shravan Kumar (39).

The police also claimed to have recovered a sum of Rs 68,838, which was used as stake money, from the premises of Shyam Sunder.

DU teachers for trial of Narendra Modi

A section of the teachers in the Delhi University today appealed to the ‘secular parties’ to try the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for “state supported carnage” in the state.

The teachers, who were part of the ‘Defeat BJP Forum’ during the elections, appealed to the ‘secular parties’ to form a stable, secular government.

Delhi University teachers, High Court lawyers and artists were among the signatories to the letter. Forum spokespersons Nirmalngshu Mukherji and Madhu Prasad also said that the Forum condemned the “reprehensible move” of BJP leader Sushma Swaraj and her husband Swaraj Kaushal of Haryana Vikas Party to resign from the Rajya Sabha if Congress president Sonia Gandhi becomes the Prime Minister.

It stated that the previous government’s “policy of saffronisation of education” must be reversed with immediate effect. The Forum stated that the steps have already been taken to privatise higher education and “distort” its scientific content. Terming the move as a “political gimmick”, they demanded that the BJP leadership issue a public apology for trying to “derail the legitimate democratic process.” 


Cash, gold, silver ornaments worth over Rs 3 lakh stolen
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 16
Four cases of thefts were reported at Pipli village, about 25 km from here last night. According to a report, thieves reportedly fled with cash, gold and silver ornaments and other goods worth over Rs 3 lakh.

It is stated that a group of thieves broke open the locks of the house of Mr Krishan and ransacked it.

They also decamped with Rs 11,000 in cash, two bank passbooks, two gold chains, five gold rings, four watches and some silver ornaments. The father and mother of Mr Krishan were asleep in the verandah.

According to another report, thieves also entered the house of Mr Satpal and took away four rings, three gold chains and other gold ornaments worth several thousands of rupees from the house. Thieves also ransacked two more houses owned by Mr Singh and Mr Ballu. The thefts have caused a panic among the residents of the village.

According to yet another report, thieves are reported to have stolen a motorcycle from the house of Mr Shekhar Chand in Ashok Nagar area of Ganaur, a sub-divisional town, about 16 km from here last night.

Mr Shekhar Chand had parked his motorcycle in his house. When he woke up in the morning, he found the motorcycle missing. The owner of the motorcycle has lodged a complaint with the police in this connection.


Youth crushed in road accident
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 16
A youth, identified as Gulab, was killed on the spot when a tractor hit him at Sikandarpur Majra village, 20 km from here last evening.

According to a report, the victim was going on foot when the accident occurred. The police have sent the body for the postmortem examination. Further investigations were in progress.

It is stated that his elder brothers, Sunny and Vijay, were riding on a bicycle when the accident occurred.

Three persons hurt

Three persons were injured when an auto-rickshaw on which they were travelling overturned on the G T road near Bahalgarh village, 10 km from here last night.

The auto-rickshaw was on its way to Kundli village from Sonepat along the Haryana-Delhi border.

One of the injured persons was identified as Maru Ram of Garhi Ghasita area of this city. The injured persons were hospitalised and stated to be out of danger. The police are still investigating into the case.

Boy injured

A boy was injured when he was hit by a motorcycle near Jat Joshi village, about 12 km from here last evening. The injured boy was hospitalised.

Meanwhile, four more persons were injured in different road accidents in this city last evening.

The injured persons were identified as Tej Bhan of Garhi Ghasita Sonepat,

Ram Parkash Yadav of Rishi Colony, Satyender of Jawahar Nagar and Umesh of Tara Nagar. All the injured persons were immediately hospitalilsed and one of them was referred to the PGIMs at Rohtak for further treatment.

One person was injured and two vehicles were damaged when a dilapidated building collapsed in the cloth market near the bus stand here last evening. The injured person was rushed to the local civil hospital where he was stated to be out of danger.


Armed miscreants set house ablaze
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 16
A group of armed miscreants set ablaze the house of Mr Madan Singh at Kheri Manjat village, 10 km from here last night.

According to a report, the miscreants arrived in a Tata Sumo around midnight and went straight to the house of Mr Madan Singh and set his house on fire.

One of the miscreant was apprehended by the villagers while the others escaped under the cover of darkness.

The apprehended miscreant was handed over to the police for interrogation.

He is reported to belong to Rajpur village under the Murthal Police Station area of this district.

The police have registered the case and further investigations were in progress.

The owner of the house, Mr Madan Singh alleged that there was a dispute over the house with Mr Randhir Singh, a resident of the same village and the case was pending in the court. He alleged that this dispute was the reason for the incident. 


This snazzy little wonder is streamlined for people on the move

Siemens has introduced ‘little wonder’, the CF62 efficient mobile phone with snazzy looks.

The latest flip phone from Siemens mobile, the tri-band CF62 is a stunning combination of style and technology. With a streamlined yet sturdy clamshell form and two LCD screens – including the 65,536 colour main display–the CF62 is designed for busy people on the move.

Home entertainment

Sony India has launched the new Sony Plasma WEGA range. Having already built a reputation for superior picture quality through Sony’s flat screen ‘WEGA CRT range’, the new Plasma WEGA line-up elevates home entertainment pleasure to an entirely new level.

“The Sony series sets a new standard in home entertainment solutions, catering to the most sophisticated and style-conscious consumer,” said Mr Keiichi Sakamoto, MD, Sony India.

Double backup

Microtek International has introduced two new models of UPS in the market–2 battery double power 800VA UPS and 2 hour maxpower 600VA UPS, in addition to its existing range of UPS.

The 800VA UPS model has two batteries of 7.2AH fitted in place of one battery of 7.2AH fitted in regular models. This UPS is designed for providing double backup in comparison to a regular UPS to one typical computer system and that too with a 17”monitor.

Hi-fashion footwear for women

Aigner International has announced the launch of women’s premium footwear collection in India. The footwear line, characterized by its traditional Italian handcraft designs is created with attention to subtle details, ensuring comfort with convenience.

Targeted at the fashion conscious women in age group of 15-50 years, the launch of women’s hi-fashion footwear range reinforces the heritage of Aigner as a premium brand on the high street in terms of quality and design.

Deep Woods for men

Oriflame has launched their natural, woody and spicy ‘Deep Woods’ fragrance for men. Oriflame’s ‘Deep Woods’ is a natural and spicy fragrance, which takes you close to the nature. A natural creation of woody and spicy elements, this new fragrance by Oriflame will reveal the power of nature while refreshing the senses.

Skin care

J K Helene Curtis Limited has re-launched its money for value brand. True to its name, Monarch is here to rule. What is a better way than to start your day with the fragrance and richness of the Monarch soap. While its creamy texture offers a rich lather, making your skin soft and supple, its pure rose fragrance will soothe your senses.

Fine Tech shirts for summer

Park Avenue has launched its latest offering of ‘Fine Tech’ shirts for the summer season. The shirts are made from 100 per cent cotton specially to keep the summer heat away.

‘Fine Tech’ yarn is spun using compact spinning technology, which is an innovation in spinning technology. This technology alters the relationships between certain fibre properties and yarn quality.

Medicinal soap

Godrej Consumer Products Limited has launched its latest soap brand–Nimin Health soap. Targeted at the entire family, the health soap is made from 100 per cent vegetable oils and combines natural ingredients like Neem, Tulsi and Lime.

Nimin comes with natural ingredients like Neem, known for its medicinal and toxin removing properties, Tulsi, which is highly effective for cuts, wounds, abrasions and lime, known for keeping the body clean and fresh.

Offensive against ageing

Dior has launched an offensive against ageing. ‘Capture First Action’ has both immediate and long-term impact, thanks to the tri-ageproof technology.

Innovative air-conditioners

The premium multi-split air conditioners, Daikin, have revolutionized the air-conditioning industry in India by introducing innovative products and technology. The first company to introduce ‘Cassette’ type air conditioners, Daikin, now takes a step forward in the ‘Cassette’ technology and introduces ‘Ceiling Suspended Cassette’ models.

Lifestyle products

D’Mart Exclusif–India’s premiere importer and distributor of high-end lifestyle products-now embraces Italian artisans to create Indian Gods under its ‘Limited Edition’ series. Shri Vigneshvara will be the latest addition in the ‘Limited Edition’ series of Indian Gods and Goddesses by D’mart Exclusif.

Watches for all occasions

The ‘House of Sandoz’, Switzerland, has launched a collection of stylish watches. The BM 716 collection of Sandoz watches are water resistant and available in leather strap with large stitching to face the daily grind.

Meant for all occasions, these watches are designed and built with uncompromising precision and quality. With total reliability and breathtaking features, the dials for this collection comes in various colours of white, black, blue and silver.

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