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Wrestling official held for robbery
New Delhi, August 30
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police today claimed to have arrested the President of the Indian Arm Wrestling Federation and Vice-President of the World Arm Wrestling Federation along with his three associates for their involvement in a robbery case.

Registry of property bought on power of attorney allowed
Noida, August 30
The people who had purchased property on the basis of power of attorney are a happy lot today, as the government has permitted the registry of plots, houses and other property.
Robbers arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell from Najafgarh in the Capital
Robbers arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell from Najafgarh in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo 


EARLIER STORIES

 

SC bodies to hold rallies for quota in private sector
Gurgaon, August 30
The All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations in conjunction with the Lord Buddha Club has decided to organise rallies in Chandigarh and at Ram Lila Ground in the national Capital to press for reservation of jobs for the SCs/STs in the private sector.

DOE’s hardline move for NIOS students
New Delhi, August 30
For students having passed their class X from NIOS shifting to a regular school may no longer be easy. The Directorate of Education (DOE) has spelt five conditions for these students coming from the Open school to the mainstream.

A girl ties a rakhi on the wrist of her brother on Raksha Bandhan in the Capital on Monday.
A girl ties a rakhi on the wrist of her brother on Raksha Bandhan in the Capital on Monday.
— Photo by Rajeev Tyagi

Schoolgirls tie rakhis to indulgent PM
New Delhi, August 30
Rakhis in all shapes and materials, from the simple thread to a crystal-studded extravaganza, conspicuously stood out. And leading the brigade of men, who had more than a few strands tied to their wrists, was the Prime Minister himself.

Sex workers celebrate Rakhi

400 plastic units facing closure
Faridabad, August 30
More than 400 plastic units in Faridabad could be facing closure or a cut in their operations due to a crisis caused by the rise in the cost of raw material. The manufacturing units here have sought the intervention of the Prime Minister to prevent the industry from dying a slow death.

NOSTALGIA: A little girl pens her thoughts of love as she recalls her childhood days with her brother on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan in the Capital on Monday.
NOSTALGIA: A little girl pens her thoughts of love as she recalls her childhood days with her brother on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan in the Capital on Monday. —  Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Markets to remain open till 11 pm from Sept 1
New Delhi, August 30
The Government of NCT of Delhi today decided that shops could remain open in the Capital till 11 pm and restaurants till midnight. The Cabinet, at a meeting here, took the decision, which would come into effect from September 1.

Planning Commission sets up body to decentralise policy making
New Delhi, August 30
In a move to decentralise its policy formulations and cut across bureaucratic decision making processes, the Planning Commission has set up an advisory body to the Commission.

Industrial growth top priority: DM
Greater Noida, August 30
District Magistrate Santosh Kumar Yadav said growth of industries and security of industrialists were among the top priorities of the administration.

Police hunting for fourth accused in Pushkin murder case
New Delhi, August 30
The Delhi Police are now pulling out all the stops to trap the fourth accused Moti, alias Mohit, one of the accused in the brutal Pushkin murder case. Mohit had allegedly stabbed to death Pushkin Chandra at his house in Anand Lok on August 13.

Six autolifters arrested
New Delhi, August 30
The Delhi Police claim to have arrested six vehicle thieves from different parts of the city. In the first incident, the South-West district police arrested four persons from Sarojini Nagar area.

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Wrestling official held for robbery
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 30
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police today claimed to have arrested the President of the Indian Arm Wrestling Federation and Vice-President of the World Arm Wrestling Federation along with his three associates for their involvement in a robbery case.

The wrestler, Shailender Kadian, who was conferred the title of Mr University in 1991 by the MD University in Rohtak, was arrested today from Najafgarh. His associates were identified as Yogesh Kumar, Anup Singh and Devanand, also residents of Najafgarh.

They were travelling in a stolen Zen car near Jhatikra village when they were arrested by a police team, led by Assistant Commissioner of Police Hemant Chopra, a police officer said.

It was revealed that that the Zen car was stolen from Najafgarh. Besides, an Italian .32 pistol, a country-made pistol and live cartridges, stolen Toyota Qualis jeep and three motorcycles were also seized their possession. They had looted a tempo in Jhajjahr, which was loaded with refrigerators.

During interrogation, the suspects confessed their involvement in a number of robbery cases, auto thefts and car jacking cases in Delhi and Haryana.

Shailender Kandian, the kingpin of the gang, was a graduate from University College, Rohtak and has an LLB degree from B.M. College of Law, Pilani, University of Rajasthan.

He also represented Haryana in the National Junior Weightlifting Championship. He won the gold medal in North India Taekwondo championship in 1994. He also won the gold medal in Haryana State Arm Wrestling championship in 1991 and 2000.

He is the Vice-President of the World Arm Wrestling Federation and President of the Indian Arm Wrestling Federation.

He has visited a number of countries, including U.K. USA, France, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium and Finland as member of various sports teams.

Shailender had also practiced law in Rohtak and Jhajjar district courts, the police said. He met a tout, identified as Savinder Pal Singh, who convinced him to collect money from people interested in going abroad, as he could arrange visas for UK, USA and other European countries.

Accordingly, he collected Rs 26 lakh from different people in Haryana and deposited it with the tout. However, the tout decamped with the money. Feeling the pressure of the people from whom he had had collected the money, he took to the world of crime.

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Registry of property bought on power of attorney allowed
Our Correspondent

Noida, August 30
The people who had purchased property on the basis of power of attorney are a happy lot today, as the government has permitted the registry of plots, houses and other property.

All those who were worried due to the legal hitch can get their property registered up to December 31, 2004.

The Noida Authority officials have started searching the relevant files of those buyers, who had not got the legal rights and status of owners to their property.

According to sources, some 4,000 to 5,000 properties of these categories are being dealt with, by the different departments of the Noida Authority.

Assistant Director Sewa Lal has, through a letter, told all departmental heads to get the maximum of such property registered during this period.

All those who had their property through the power of attorney can now get it registered by December 31, 2004.

The administration has further clarified that the registry of property can be done up to March 31, 2005, on the basis of original allotment rates. After March 31, 2005, circle rates of stamp duty will apply, the sources said.

“If the Noida Authority wants a special camp to be organised for facilitating the registration work, we are ready for this,” Asstt. Director Sewa Lal added.

DLF deposits Rs 130 cr with Noida admn

The Delhi and Land & Finance Co (DLF) has deposited Rs 130 crore with the Noida Authority as cost of a commercial plot. This amount has been deposited on the orders of the Supreme Court.

The Noida Authority had issued a press ad, inviting applications for a plot in Sector-18, Noida, five months ago. One A.K Srivastava had filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court, disputing the rates of this plot.

The DLF had quoted Rs 31,000 per sq mt as against Rs 27,500, the reserved price. Since the DLF was the only quotation, the Noida Authority had allotted the plot to it.

A.K. Srivastava had filed a petition in the High Court on the rates of allotments. Later, the case had gone to the Apex Court.

The Supreme Court, while rejecting the petition, ordered the DLF to deposit the amount.

According to Noida Authority sources, the deposited money has helped the DLF achieve its revenue target for the current year.

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SC bodies to hold rallies for quota in private sector
Ravi S. Singh
Tribune News Service

Gurgaon, August 30
The All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations in conjunction with the Lord Buddha Club has decided to organise rallies in Chandigarh and at Ram Lila Ground in the national Capital to press for reservation of jobs for the SCs/STs in the private sector.

This was informed here by the president of the state unit of the Lord Buddha Club and member of the Executive Committee of the All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations, Mr Satya Prakash Jrawta.

According to him, while the rally in Chandigarh will be organised on October 14, the one in Delhi will be on November 28.

The Lord Buddha Club and the All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations also lauded Congress president Sonia Gandhi for injecting the issue of job reservations in private sector in her party’s ruling alliance “Common Minimum Programme”.

The two organisations also organised a rally here on the reservation issue and handed over a memorandum to the Commissioner, Gurgaon, for the same to be handed over to the President, the Prime Minister and the Governor of Haryana.

The memorandum urged for implementation of job reservations for the SCs and STs in the private sector.

It regretted that Haryana is the only state where there is no provision for reservations in matter of promotion in the first and second class government posts. Also, the reservation policy was not implemented in right earnest in the state. A large number of posts meant for the Dalits and OBCs have not been filled by the state. A demand has been made to fill them up.

The memorandum said that no government in the state has so far tried to clear the backlog of jobs in the reserved categories.

The memorandum has in all 25 demands. It includes implementing all the notifications of the Centre regarding the welfare of the SCs and OBCs.

The two organisations stated that the SCs have received the best welfare measures only when the Congress was at power at the Centre. They singled out the tenure of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi for the welfare measures initiated by the Centre for the downtrodden.

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DOE’s hardline move for NIOS students
Smriti Kak Ramachandran
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 30
For students having passed their class X from NIOS shifting to a regular school may no longer be easy. The Directorate of Education (DOE) has spelt five conditions for these students coming from the Open school to the mainstream.

In a circular issued on August 19, the Directorate has listed that NIOS students are eligible for admission to government schools if “they have studied relevant subjects, acquired at least 55 per cent in aggregate and the applicant is not more than 17 years of age as on September 30, 2004”.

The two other conditions are “availability of seats and that the class strength should not be beyond 40”.

“These conditions are arbitrary and do not encourage students to study. We have learnt that there are about 10,000 NIOS students in Delhi who have scored less than 55 per cent and some of them are also above 17,” says Advocate Ashok Agarwal of the Social Jurists, who has filed a writ petition in the court.

Mr Agarwal points out, “Sometimes children owing to unfavourable circumstances drop out of regular school go to NIOS, instead of helping them rejoin regular school, the government has issued these directions, which may prove a deterrent for many.”

Citing the example of a student who has been denied admission in Government Boys Senior Secondary Schools, No 1 and No 2 Sagarpur, Mr Agarwal said the boy has been denied admission on the grounds that he has scored 45 per cent marks. “The pass percentage is 33 everywhere, then why should schools be discriminatory. A student who has scored 33 per cent in CBSE is eligible for admission to class XI in all government schools, laying down a condition for NIOS students is illegal, irrational and unconstitutional,” says Mr Agarwal.

Elucidating on the absurdity of the directive, Mr Agarwal says, “It is a well-known fact that there are government schools that have close to 200 on rolls in a class, it is the constitutional duty of the state to provide school education to children.”

This apart, the clause relating to the age of the candidate is also illogical, adds Mr Agarwal. “There are a large number of students in the Sagarpur schools who are currently in class XI and above 17. There are examples, which we can cite to the court. Further, this discrimination will lead to commercialisation of education as these children who have been turned away will eventually have to rely on private coaching centers, which charge exorbitant fees.”

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Schoolgirls tie rakhis to indulgent PM
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 30
Rakhis in all shapes and materials, from the simple thread to a crystal-studded extravaganza, conspicuously stood out. And leading the brigade of men, who had more than a few strands tied to their wrists, was the Prime Minister himself.

With about a 100-odd rakhis tied to both his wrists, the Prime Minister was a picture of composure as he indulged the girls from the Society of Rehabilitation of the Physically Handicapped at his residence here today.

As is the tradition, the Prime Minister’s house was ready to welcome the group of ecstatic girls, who had the privilege of trying the sacred thread on the Dr Manmohan Singh’s wrists.

The affection was reciprocated with not just sweets, but also warmth by the benignly, smiling Prime Minister. The schoolgirls tied rakhis of different designs and shapes on an obliging Prime Minister who offered them sweets.

Addressing the girls, Dr Singh said Raksha Bandhan is a festival that symbolises the brother-sister relationship, and celebrating the festival would foster harmony. Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat also spent time with the schoolchildren and volunteers from different social organisations. Disabled children from the Astha Special School in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, were among those who tied rakhi on the Vice-President.

Students of Mother’s Pride Pre-Nursery School, Sapphire International School and the DAV Senior Secondary School in Jind, Haryana, also visited Mr Shekhawat’s residence. Raksha Bandhan is a symbol of enduring love, fondness, caring and sharing based on human values, the Vice-President told the children. Elsewhere in the city, the festival was celebrated with the traditional pooja and mithai.

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Sex workers celebrate Rakhi

New Delhi: A number of social activists celebrated the Rakhi festival with sex workers and their children. Mr Anand Sharma, President of ‘Savera’, a social organisation engaged in the rehabilitation of sex workers, took part in a function on the Rakhsa Bandhan day here today. — TNS

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400 plastic units facing closure
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, August 30
More than 400 plastic units in Faridabad could be facing closure or a cut in their operations due to a crisis caused by the rise in the cost of raw material. The manufacturing units here have sought the intervention of the Prime Minister to prevent the industry from dying a slow death.

According to a spokesman of the Faridabad Plastics Association (FPA) units, a cartel had emerged at the supply point which had been responsible for a sharp hike in the cost of raw material over a period of just one year.

He said the increase in the cost had been 21 to 27 per cent since August last year. Holding the non-existence of any clear-cut policy about the price structure of raw material, the association has charged the main suppliers, which include the Reliance Industries Limited and the Indian Petrochemicals Limited (IPCL), with increasing the prices of raw material arbitrarily.

It is claimed that small processing and manufacturing units were being harassed and the companies hold back raw material without reasons.

Quoting the hike, he said the raw material identified as FS-040 and PI-9010 which was priced at Rs 48.16 and Rs 45.08 respectively on July 31, 2003, had gone up to Rs 74.63 and Rs 66.41 per kilogram.

In the representation to the Prime Minister with a copy each to the Union Petroleum, Industry and Finance Ministers, the association has claimed that due to lack of accountability of the big petro-chemical plants, and their ‘hidden’ strategies to earn huge profit through manipulation and improper routing channels, the ultimate sufferers were the small manufacturing units.

Demanding a check on the hike in cost of raw material, it said the government ought to provide support and a platform to ensure that the small units do not face such hurdles. It is added that more than 400 units in Faridabad could be facing closure or a cut in their operations, if the things were not brought under control soon. Stating that industry in Faridabad was already faced with several problems, including short supply of power for the past few months, the association has claimed that the problems of supply had turned the situation serious.

It has sought an end to the cartel pressure, adopted by the suppliers and priority to the small units in matter of raw material.

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Markets to remain open till 11 pm from Sept 1
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 30
The Government of NCT of Delhi today decided that shops could remain open in the Capital till 11 pm and restaurants till midnight. The Cabinet, at a meeting here, took the decision, which would come into effect from September 1.

Finance and Urban Development Minister A. K. Walia said the decision has been taken to enable the residents of the Capital to shop till late at night. He said that people, especially office-goers, reach home by seven or eight, so with the markets remaining open till 11 pm they would now get ample time for shopping.

Convention centre planned at Pragati Maidan

There is a proposal to turn the Pragati Maidan into an international convention centre and choose an alternate venue for hosting fairs and exhibitions.

Apparently, the idea is to decongest the heart of the city and allow for unobstructed flow of traffic by shifting the venue of fairs and exhibitions to the outskirts.

The erstwhile BJP-led NDA government had proposed setting up an international convention centre in Dwarka near Indira Gandhi International Airport. Presenting the Union Budget, the then Union Finance Minister, Mr Jaswant Singh, had proposed to allocate a certain sum of money for constructing it.

The Government of NCT of Delhi thinks it would be still better if Pragati Maidan is turned into one and a land selected on the outskirts to host fairs and exhibitions.

A plot of land in Outer Delhi is said to be the desired venue for setting up a complex similar to Pragati Maidan for which preliminary talks are understood to have taken place.

The proposal will ensure that the central and north districts are rid of a chaotic traffic situation near Pragati Maidan, which was constructed for hosting an international fair in 1972.

Special train to Amritsar

The Delhi State Akali Dal (Badal) has made arrangement for a special train to Amritsar so that the devotees could participate in the Parkash Utsav being celebrated on the occasion of the 400th year of the Guru Granth Sahib on September 1.

The train will start from Safdarjung Railway Station at 10 A.M. The journey will be free of cost. This was announced by the Secretary-General of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), Delhi State, and member of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Amritsar. He has also requested the Union Government to declare September 1 as holiday for the Central government employees.

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Planning Commission sets up body to decentralise policy making
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 30
In a move to decentralise its policy formulations and cut across bureaucratic decision making processes, the Planning Commission has set up an advisory body to the Commission.

Among those included in the advisory body are Mr Nandan Nilekani, Mr K.P.S. Gill, Mr Girish Karnad and Prof Arindam Chaudhuri, Dean of Indian Institute of Planning and Management.

Appreciating the initiative taken by the Planning Commission, Prof Chaudhuri said, “It’s a small step in the journey to realise the Great Indian Dream.”

His comprehensive research on the Indian economy and its inherent problems, has led him to formulate the ‘Alternative Budget’, which he submits every year prior to the Union Budget announcement, that has drawn rave reviews.

Unauthorised possession of Metro tokens

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to impose a fine of Rs 200 for unauthorised possession of Metro single journey tokens.

Contact-less single journey tokens, which are blue in colour, are presently provided to passengers who carry out single journeys on the Metro system in Delhi.

These tokens have to be dropped at the exit gate while leaving the system. Multiple journeys on the Metro can be done conveniently through Stored Value Smart Cards.

Any person found to be in unauthorised possession of a Metro token will be handed over to the police for the unlawful possession of Metro property if the fine is not paid. Extra vigilance will be provided at all exit points at Metro Stations.

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Industrial growth top priority: DM
Our Correspondent

Greater Noida, August 30
District Magistrate Santosh Kumar Yadav said growth of industries and security of industrialists were among the top priorities of the administration.

Addressing the district officers in a meeting in Collectorate at Surajpur, he said, “The state government is committed to providing conducive atmosphere for the industries to grow. I would thus urge all of you to speed up your decisions on all cases concerning the industrialists.”

The District Magistrate said strong action would be taken against the officials absenting themselves from these meetings. He advised the officials to pay special attention to the complaints of the industrialists. Twenty-six cases were considered in the meeting and decision on all of them taken expeditiously. Matters concerning finance corporation, Greater Noida Power Co. Ltd, labour, traffic police, UP Power Corporation etc were included in it. 

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Police hunting for fourth accused in Pushkin murder case
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 30
The Delhi Police are now pulling out all the stops to trap the fourth accused Moti, alias Mohit, one of the accused in the brutal Pushkin murder case. Mohit had allegedly stabbed to death Pushkin Chandra at his house in Anand Lok on August 13.

According to the police, Mohit, a native of Nepal, escaped there after committing the crime. The police got to know about his whereabouts from the other three accused, who had been arrested by the police recently. Where the senior officials of the Delhi Police claimed to have sent a team to Nepal, sources also confirmed that Mohit managed to escape from there after he got to know that the Delhi Police had reached there.

Rajesh and Moti, the prime accused in the Pushkin murder case, are residents of the slum cluster in Rajendra Nagar and had reportedly fled after the murder.

The Delhi Police team probing the Pushkin murder case said that Pushkin was known to around 500 persons whose telephone numbers and photos were traced out during investigations.

Meanwhile, Rajesh confessed to the police yesterday that it was Moti who had killed Pushkin. He also told the police that Moti did not like to be photographed while having sex with Pushkin and that led to a fight. He further told the police that after the fight broke out between Pushkin and Moti, Kuldeep reacted sharply and attacked first on Moti with kitchen knife.

The police also arrested Praveen Kumar and his father Jai Kishor for allegedly harbouring Moti and receiving stolen goods from Chandra’s house.

According to the DCP (South), r Praveer Ranjan, “We are trying to get information from his relatives and other known persons. Teams have also been sent to different parts in Nepal and to the adjoining areas of Delhi to get whereabouts of Moti.”

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Six autolifters arrested
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 30
The Delhi Police claim to have arrested six vehicle thieves from different parts of the city. In the first incident, the South-West district police arrested four persons from Sarojini Nagar area.

The accused were identified as Manoj Singh, Rajesh Kumar, Vandeep Singh and Vinod Kumar.

According to police, the Sarojini Nagar police intercepted a Maruti Zen car yesterday and asked for the registration papers of the car, all the four occupants were unable to produce the documents of the vehicle.

After investigation, they admitted that they had stolen all the cars from Siri Fort area 10 days back. The police recovered one Versa and another Mitsubishi Lancer from them.

In another incident, the North-East district police have arrested two persons for stealing a motorcycle from Mandir Marg. The accused were identified as Bijender Kumar and Abid, alias Amil.

Meanwhile, the North-East district police have arrested one person under Arms Act for possessing one country-made pistol. The accused has been identified as Tasleem, alias Hanuman, a resident of Seelam Pur.

The police have registered a case in Shahdara police station.

Illicit liquor seized

The Delhi Police have arrested a person for smuggling illicit liquor. The police also recovered 293 quarters of illicit liquor from him.

The accused was carrying the liquor in boxes on a scooter.

As he passed from the Sangam Vihar area, a PCR van intercepted him and caught red-handed.

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Van Mahotsav held
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 30
The Rotary Club of Delhi, Anand Vihar, organised a ‘Van Mahotsav’. To mark the occasion, Chairman of the club, Pradeep Jain, District Governor, Ramesh Chander, Swami Dharamvatsal and Swami Munivatsal from Akshardham Temple, planted saplings at Akshardham, near Noida.

A large number of people participated in the programme and planted saplings. Mr Ramesh Chander highlighted the need to keep the environment clean and healthy by taking part in special plantation drive.

Mr Chander highlighted the work of Mr Pradeep Jain, who had not only organised the `Van Mahotsav’ programme but was also instrumental in the distribution of books in the Municipal Schools, setting up blood donation camps and a number of other public awareness programmes.

Thanking the participants, Mr Jain said, “It is the duty of every Delhiite to keep their city clean and green and to help maintain a healthy environment for us and for the future generation”.

A `puja’ was also organised in the Akshardham Temple complex.

Swami Dharamvastal, who performed the puja, said, “It is essential to keep our environment free of pollution, as clean and healthy environment help in nurturing healthy thoughts.”

Dairy Colony to be developed

The MCD will shortly take up the development work in Dairy Colony in Ghogha, North Delhi. The Master Plan of the national Capital has provision for dairy activities here and the area is accessible by road.

The MCD had earlier directed its officers to take action against dairy owners in the urban areas. As a result, majority of the dairies had shut down.

It was stated by the MCD that the dairy owners should apply for plots in the Dairy Colony in Ghogha on application forms available in the office of the Assistant Veterinary Surgeon in all the 12 zones. The cost of the plot would be Rs 1000 per square metre.

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Financial aid for modern abattoir
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 30
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has made the MCD’s work for construction of a modern abattoir easy by sanctioning financial aid as the corporation was in dire need of finance. The construction of the abattoir is in progress in Ghazipur even after the opposition by the BJP and a few Congress councillors who represent various segments in the Trans-Yamuna area.

The construction work of the modern abattoir begun following the direction of the Delhi High Court. The Municipal Commissioner, Mr Rakesh Mehta, tabled a preamble before the Standing Committee for the construction of the abattoir. After seeking the permission of the corporation and money from different agencies, the construction work of the abattoir has been started.

A spokesman of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries said hat production of meat products in the country had been increasing slowly but steadily from 1995 onwards. Meat production is governed by the local by-laws because slaughtering is a state subject. 

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Smile your sweetest in an hour!
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 30
Whiter teeth can be yours in an hour, courtesy ‘Britesmile’, a superior teeth-whitening technology developed in the US that makes one’s teeth return to ultimate natural whiteness. The ‘Britesmile’ teeth-whitening technology has come to India for the first time. It is simple, safe convenient process where a gel is applied to the teeth, which is activated by a special blue plasma light. It is a painless process.

The special turbo equipment facilitates the process to be completed in one go. Without this technology, the patient has to visit the dental clinic a number of times and the results are not as impressive as with this technology.

According to Dr Meera Verma, a cosmetic dentist and owner of Dental Optima dental clinic, which has brought this whitening technology for the first time in North India, the ‘Britesmile’ technology whitens the teeth that have discoloured over time.

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