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Firoz Khan the famous Bollywood actor, producer and Director passed away on Sunday night in his Bangalore farmhouse.
He was 70 year old, The actor was suffering from cancer over a year ago.
Firoz Khan will be buried at the Johnson Market burial ground at 5.30 p.m. Monday, his younger brother Sanjay Khan said.
Feroz Khan last acted comedy "Welcome" was born in Bangalore on Sep 25, 1939
The filmmaker was leading a simple life in Bangalore, had been battling cancer for the past one year and was under treatment in a hospital in bombay. Family sources said his death was not ‘unexpected’ as his health had been deteriorating .
Firoz khan had acted in famous films like "Arzoo", "Aurat" and "Safar" as acted well in his own directorial ventures "Qurbani" and "Dharmatma". He won a Filmfare award for best supporting role in "Aadmi Aur Insaan" in 1970 and was honored with the lifetime achievement award in 2000.
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Akshaye Tritiya, falling on the third day of the bright half of the lunar month of Vaisakha of the traditional Hindu calendar, is one of the four most auspicious days of the year for Hindus.
The word Akshaye, a Sanskrit word, literally means one that never diminishes, and the day is believed to bring good luck and success.
It is widely celebrated in all parts of India by different sections of the society irrespective of their religious faith and social grouping.
The day is particularly considered auspicious for buying long term assets like gold and silver, including ornaments made of the same; diamond and other precious stones; and the real estate.
The legend states that any venture initiated on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya shall continue to grow and bring prosperity. Hence, it is normal to see many of the new ventures, like starting a business, ground breaking for construction etc on the Akshaya Tritiya Day.
The day is also traditionally celebrated as the birth day of the Hindu sage Parashurama, the sixth avatar (incarnation) of the God Vishnu.
In 2009, Akshaya Tritiya falls on 27 April.
According to Hindu mythology, on this day the Treta Yuga began; and the Ganges River, the most holy and sacred river of India, descended to the earth from the heaven.
The Sun and Moon are astrologically believed to be at their most exalted equal brightness on this day. The brightness is at its best at the west coast of India.
Goa and Konkan regions, even today, are referred to as Parusurama Kshetra.
The day gains more importance when it falls on a Monday or under Rohini Star. A dip in the Ganges on this day is considered to be very auspicious. Akshaya Tritiya is also called Navanna Parvam.
The pujas we have to perform on Akshaya Tritiya are as under: Kubera Lakshmi Puja This puja has to be performed on this day only. The puja should commence in the morning and end in the evening. From the next day onwards, one has to perform the puja regularly for 108 times by reciting the moola mantra. A photo of Goddess Lakshmi Devi along with Sudarsana Kubera Yantra could be used for the puja. Light with pure ghee should be used. Also light dhoop sticks with Kumkum and turmeric can be used.
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Things you wanted to know about Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, (born April 24, 1973 in Mumbai) an Indian cricketer, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.
In 2002, Wisden ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, next to Donald Bradman, and the second greatest one day international (ODI) batsman of all time, next to Viv Richards.
In September 2007, the Australian leg spinner Shane Warne rated Tendulkar as the greatest player he has played with or against.
Tendulkar was the only player of the current generation to be included in Bradman's Eleven, the dream team of Donald Bradman, published in his biography. He is sometimes referred to as Little Master or Master Blaster.
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Tendulkar is the highest run scorer in both Test matches and ODIs, and also the batsman with the most centuries in either form of the game.
The first player to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined, he now has more than eighty international centuries.
On October 17, 2008, when he surpassed Brian Lara's record for the most runs scored in Test Cricket, he also became the first batsman to score 12,000 runs in that form of the game, having also been the third batsman and first Indian to pass 11,000 runs in Test cricket. He was also the first player to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals, and also the first player to cross every subsequent 1000-run mark that has been crossed in ODI cricket history.
In the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia, Tendulkar surpassed Australia's Allan Border to become the player to cross the 50-run mark the most number of times in Test cricket history, and also the second ever player to score 10 Test centuries against Australia, after only Sir Jack Hobbs of England more than 70 years back.
Tendulkar has been honored with the Padma Vibhushan award, India's second highest civilian award, and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honor.
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Super Over is a new and exciting concept in cricket.
It was first timed tried in a 20-20 match between New Zealand and West Indies.
Super Over is similar to penalty shoot-out that we see in some of the other sports.
In case of the tie between two teams in 20-20 match, the match is decided with one over by each team.
The team winning in that over is declared as the match winner. This way all the matches ends up with a result and no-old boring match ties.In the first ever match decided by Super Over,
Iin the IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders score tied at 150 in 20 overs. According to the IPL rules, the match had to be decided by Super Over. The first over was bowled by Kamran Khan of Rajasthan Royals and he had given 15 runs of that over. Chris Gayle hit some good fours in that over. Rajasthan Royal had to made 16 runs to win the match and they send Yusuf Pathan and Ravindra Jadeja to bat. Yusuf Pathan finished the match quickly in four balls and by hitting some big shots against Ajanta Mendis, the bowler who bowled him earlier in the match.
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This facility is now available on the Internet through www.irctc.co.in.
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Tatkal bookings are allowed in all classes except First AC and Executive class
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Tatkal tickets can be booked five days in advance of the date of journey.
Tatkal i-tickets can be booked only on the opening day from 8.00 am onwards. eg- If .- today is 1st May, 6th -May will be the opening day i.e booking can be done for 4th th May,5th May and 6th May .
Time required for delivering Tatkal tickets remains same as normal tickets and users are advised to book their tickets considering the two/three days time required for delivery.
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Tatkal e-ticket can be booked for selected trains five days in advance upto chart preperation. e-tickets can be booked on the opening day from 8.00 am onwards.
e.g., If today is 1st May, for journey on the 5th day (opening day booking –6th May) e ticket booking starts from 8 AM and for journey on 1st May, 2nd May,3rd May,4th May and 5th May,e ticket booking starts from 5 AM onwards
Tatkal tickets can be booked only from source station to destination station and from remote station having Tatkal quota to destination with boarding facility from intermediate station. For some trains/class/locations Tatkal quota may not be available. Please check the availability before booking.
No concession is allowed in Tatkal booking.This restriction applies to Sr. citizen concession also.
Modification of ticket in any form is not permitted in Tatkal ticket.
A flat refund of 25% of total fare charged on ticket,excluding Tatkal Charges is granted on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets, which are cancelled up to 24 hrs. before the schedule departure of train. No refund on confirmed Tatkal tickets when cancelled within 24 hrs.of the schedule departure of train. For contingent cancellation & waitlisted Tatkal ticket cancellations,charges will be deducted as per existing Railway rules .
All other existing rules and regulations pertaining to i-ticket and e-ticket booked through internet and all railway rules are applicable to Tatkal tickets also.
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This bio-data is a three decade long story of attempting to enforce honesty in a corrupt third world bureaucracy. Almost from the moment of joining service (IAS) it became clear that the real enemy was the establishment in India. I paid the price of denial of promotion, frequent transfers (26 transfers in as many years of service in India), numerous charges and enquiries, bad assessment reports, ridicule by peers, seniors and subordinates, lack of support when giant offenders like Glaxo or senior officers and politicians were prosecuted by me, ugly threats from the Bombay land mafia and so on. See the section on CORRUPTION FIGHTS. But there was another side also. I made friends with good people outside the system who stood by me and was able to help those being oppressed by corrupt officials. Awareness about corruption was enhanced, many were punished. Unfortunately, many were protected. When things became too hot with Chief Ministers gunning for me I managed to get a break by being selected by the United Nations for assignments. This happened in 1984 after I lodged criminal cases against builders and officials as Collector, Bombay; then in 1994 when I closed the Glaxo factory in Bombay and began the inspection of the Nasik factory as Commissioner, Food and Drugs; and again in 1999 when I prosecuted the reigning Chief Secretary and corrupt officials of the Revenue Department and the Pune Corporation. Some might say that this picture is too black. But if we agree that generally the country is corrupt and mismanaged then it won't do to say that only the IAS is honest. More accurate it is to say that the top echelons lead and facilitate the corruption. In 2004 I contested the parliamentary election as an independent candidate from Pune and received over 60,000 votes without any infrastructure or organisational support and without adequate time. This time things will be different. Honest Indians will get this country back.
B.A. History (Honors) - St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, India
M.A. History, Economic History and Political Thought - Peterhouse, Cambridge University, England
Training in Development Economics, Law, Public Administration, Land Reforms etc. - National Academy of Administration, Mussourie, India
Training for Public Administration in a Welfare State - Administrative Staff College, Bombay, India
Training in Community Development and Decentralized Planning - National Institute of Community Development, Hyderabad, India
Training in Management Skills (1994) - UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services), Thailand
Summary Of Work ExperienceManagement experience (Asia, Africa) in United Nations multi-disciplinary rural development projects included monitoring, report writing, training, liaising with NGOs and national governments and the formulation of funding proposals for UN agencies. In India, appointments were at secretariat and field levels and in rural and urban local bodies. Work pertained to physical and social infrastructure (watershed improvement, health etc.), rural employment, tribal development, land reforms, anti-poverty schemes, famine relief, drought recovery, resettlement of urban slums, project displaced persons and political refugees, and governance reform. There was a focus on creating mechanisms for client participation in planning, execution and monitoring. Detected wide spread corruption. But the continuous effort to combat corruption met with limited success in the long term. Main areas of interest :
Appointments In The United Nations ( Long Term )
1999-2001 : CONSULTANT, UNOPS, (United Nations Office for Project Services), Asia Office, KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia.Supervision and evaluation of multi-disciplinary rural development projects in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangla Desh, Laos and Vietnam financed by IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations). As Team Leader, prepared monitoring and supervision reports, recommendations etc. for the UN and the national Governments. The projects covered minor irrigation, watershed improvement, forestry, micro-credit, income generation, agricultural extension, animal husbandry, rural employment, gender mainstreaming, social mobilisaton and health service delivery. The emphasis was on development of participatory methodologies in planning and project implementation.
1994-96: CTA (CHIEF TECHNICAL ADVISER) (LAOS)Worked as the CTA in the Xiengkhouang Highland Development Programme. This programme comprised of three projects which were supervised/managed by me. The main project, funded by IFAD, covered crop, irrigation, livestock and credit sectors. The other two related to rural development (health, education, water supply) and labour intensive road construction. These were funded by UNDCP (United Nations Drug Control Programme). The main functions pertained to preparation of budgets and work plans, procurement of supplies/equipment, report writing, monitoring, liaising with the Government and UN funding agencies and co-ordination/supervision of six international experts. A certificate was given by the Government of Laos for good work.
1985-1988: PROJECT ADVISER (BOTSWANA)Worked for three years as the Project Adviser in an IFAD funded project for small farmers in Botswana (Arable Lands Development Programme). Provided management support to the National Project Co-ordinator.
Short Term United Nations Assignments As a Consultant
August 1991: MaldivesWorked as a UNDP/OPS consultant to expedite implementation of the IFAD-funded Atolls Credit and Development Banking Project, Maldives, and assist the project to prepare the Annual Work Plan.
February, 1992: BangladeshWorked as a UNOPS consultant for a Follow-up Mission for the Special Assistance Project for Cyclone Affected Rural Households in Bangladesh. The main concerns were to identify implementation bottlenecks and recommend instruments to overcome them.
March, 1992: MaldivesWorked as a UNDP/OPS consultant to supervise the Atolls Credit and Development Banking Project, Maldives.
December, 1992: LaosWorked as a UNDP/OPS consultant for reviewing an IFAD funded Rural Credit Project in Laos. Assisted the Project to develop an M and E Plan.
October, 1993: LaosWorked as a UNDP/OPS consultant for using PRA methods to help the Rural Credit Project in Laos to define the poor and for assisting the Government in preparing the loan withdrawal applications.
October, 1994: MyanmarParticipated on behalf of UNOPS, in a Project Formulation Mission for Myanmar for the second phase of the Human Development Initiatives Programme.
Appointments In India
2002: Commissioner, Tribal Research and Training Institute, Pune, Maharashtra.Published reports on malnutrition related child deaths, and implementation of schemes pertaining to watershed development, small dam construction, financial assistance to tribal women, distribution of agricultural inputs, income generation, resettlement of project displaced persons etc. These were critical of government functioning and exposed a high level of corruption, wasteful deployment of resources and poor monitoring and evaluation.
1999: Commissioner, Pune Municipal CorporationWorked as the Chief Executive of a municipal body covering a population of 3 million. The concentration was on curbing corruption, introducing good/participatory governance and transparency (mainly in terms of giving citizens access to official records pertaining to resource allocation, expenditure, permissions for land use etc.), and diverting funds to priority areas like urban slums and public health. Prosecuted sitting Chief Secretary (the head bureaucrat in the state) for corruption in awarding road contracts. This predictably resulted in a premature transfer but citizens approached the Bombay High Court in a public interest litigation defeating the government and reversing the government order. The Chief Justice, on 13.4.1999, in Writ Petition 1395 of 1999 observed that "the decision to transfer Bhatia, in the facts of the present case, is so outrageous that it defies all logic and any moral standard. No reasonable person could have arrived at such a decision. We wish to emphasise that during the present days when, unfortunately, corruption and dishonesty are at their peak, honesty and action as per law deserve a pat, rather than punishment. The transfer of Bhatia, in our view, is in the nature of punishment".
1997-99: Divisional Commissioner, Pune.Supervised and co-ordinated work in five districts. Focused on empowerment of women by entering their names in land ownership records, on providing women access to judicial remedies, on the re-settlement of households displaced by irrigation projects, on waging a losing battle against corruption etc. Conducted enquiries and lodged prosecutions regarding corruption in urban bodies, government departments and the system of rural land management. 102 talathis and circle officers were trapped in cheating cases but I was transferred. Supervised the preparation of multi-sector annual plans for each district.
1993-94: Managing Director, Maharashtra State Co-operative Marketing Federation.
1993: Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Maharashtra State.Most of the country's pharmaceutical industry is located in Maharashtra State. Drug quality in the market was monitored and action taken against the spurious drug business in numerous cases. Took action against drug companies for manufacture of or involvement in the trade of spurious drugs. Glaxo was defeated in the High Court.
1992: Secretary to Government, Social Welfare Department.
1988-1991: Additional Commissioner, Nagpur Division
1981: Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development
1977-1983 (excluding 1981): District Collector (Satara, Dhulia, Raigad, Bombay)
1973-1976: Director of Relief and Rehabilitation for Bangladesh Refugees (Chandrapur)
1971: Chief Executive in the local self-government body (Zilla Parishad) in the District (Osmanabad) Publications: Some of the reports prepared during the tenure as the Commissioner, Tribal Research and Training Institute, Maharashtra, in 2002, were -
Resettlement of Persons Displaced by Irrigation Projects
Schemes for Income Generation and Distribution of Agricultural Inputs
The Truth about Malnutrition Child Deaths
Mismanagement in residential schools financed by the government and run by NGOs (many with political linkages)
The extent of corruption in development schemes (based upon a physical audit)
Which is my new constituency? Where will I get my voter ID card from? How can I correct my name in the voter list?
Queries like these, which run into about 6,000 every day, are literally raining at the help-line centre set up by the election authorities in India’s Tech hub Bangalore, which votes Thursday.
The 24X7 helpline number 22228888 started April 10 will receive calls till polling ends Thursday. The helpline located at Yeshwanthpur is manned by 100 people.
The helpline has been exclusively set up for voters of Bangalore Central, Bangalore Rural, Bangalore South and Bangalore North constituencies.
“Within two days of starting the helpline, we have started getting around 6,000 calls a day. Right from confused voters to government employees, who have been deputed on election duty, we’re flooded with calls,” Darshan Chinnappa, director of Trans Act BPO Service India Pvt. Ltd., told IANS.
The helpline is a collaborative effort of Karnataka election authorities, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) and Trans Act BPO Service India Pvt. Ltd.
Queries being addressed include voters’ ID cards, mistakes in names, address or age and the constituencies the callers belong to and their polling booths post-delimitation.
“With areas being re-configured after delimitation, a recurring question that voters are asking is about the status of their constituency and where their vote falls,” said Chinnappa.
After delimitation, the new Bangalore Central constituency was created and Kanakapura constituency has become Bangalore Rural.
Voters appreciated the utility of the help-line, saying it had helped them a lot.
“The centre helped me clear my doubts regarding the re-figuring of my constituency and our status after the delimitation,” said Senthil R., a resident of Gandhinagar, which has now been incorporated into Bangalore Central from Bangalore North.
Moreover, Karnataka State Human Rights Council (KSHRC) in association with the Karnataka election authorities and the Karnataka police April 15 launched a 24X7 helpline where voters can report any illegal practices by dialling 080-32989007.
S.K. Vivekananda, KSHRC state president said: “Any illegal and unconstitutional practices observed by our team will be immediately brought to the notice of returning officers of the respective areas.”
“The public if they come across any sort of illegal practices can inform us and we would immediately take the issue to the Election Commission,” he added. This facility will function till April 24.
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Around 500 polling stations have been identified as sensitive in the district in the run-up to polling day on April 23. While digital cameras will be installed at 248 polling stations, 118 polling stations have been identified as special.
75 polling stations from Maval, 157 from Pune, 175 from Baramati and 105 stations in Shirur have been identified as sensitive.
The district has 66.27 lakh voters after the revision of the Voter List with 6,957 polling stations after delimitation. Nearly 288 auxillary polling stations have been arranged with a staff strength of 53,555 to man these booths.
Nearly 170 videographers have been asked to form the quick action team and night patrolling too has been enforced for better security
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* Website: www.pune-election.info www.Pune.gov.in
* SMS: 54646 for details on voter list
* Voters can vote carrying any of their photo identity proof even if they do not have their photo identity cards
* Voting from 7 am to 5 pm.
An unknown blogger who claims to be a KKR team member is bent on letting the cat out of the bag all the time.
The blogger - calling himself Fake IPL Player - is sure he’ll never be a part of the playing XI.
"But, there’s one thing I do very well. Serve drinks. And that’s what I am expecting do in South Africa," he writes.
Evidently, he’s doing much more. The day begins with posts on what KKR did at the breakfast table to what Khan had to say to his team, who listened, who smirked, what the coach did the whole day, how’s Ganguly coping with lost captaincy and of course, what the rest of the teams and their players have been up to.
The blogger uses names coined by him to refer to these people. So the pieces are about "our megalomaniac owner", Badshah d****, Coachie, Skipper (Brendon McCullum), Calypso King (Chris Gayle), Lord Almighty or Lordie (a former skipper) and fast bowlers Kaan Moolo and Little John. T
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The recommendations of the Fifth Punjab Pay Commission (FPPC) constituted by the state government would lead to an additional burden of Rs 2,050 crore per annum for serving the employees and Rs 650 crore for pensioners on the state exchequer.
Further, there would be an additional burden of payment of arrears — Rs 3,450 crore for serving employees and Rs 1,350 crore for pensioners — as the commission had recommended revised pay scales from January 1, 2006.
FPPC chairman SK Tuteja submitted the recommendations on Monday. The Punjab government did not implement the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission as the state had constituted its own commission.
The commission stated that all recommendations should be implemented in whole as partial implementation would bring in anomalies and inconsistencies. The average increase is around 27 per cent and the commission also recommended increasing the retirement age for all employees from 58 to 60.
The commission also recommended that teachers, nurses, constabulary be paid higher scales and a person stagnating at the maximum of any pay band for more than one year continuously be placed in the immediate next higher pay band without any change in the grade pay.
In 2008-09, Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal presented a revenue deficit of Rs 1,000.18 crore. The Budget for the year 2009-10 would be announced after the elections.
It also recommended uniform annual increment of three percent, continuing the present system of dearness allowance on central pattern, five percentage points increase in house rent allowance for all areas in Punjab, rural area allowance to continue at 6 per cent, employees allowed to encash 10 days of leave at the time of availing LTC with a maximum of 60 days during the entire career.
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One of the leaders of the Bolshevik party since its formation in 1903. Led the Soviets to power in October, 1917. Elected to the head of the Soviet government until 1922, when he retired due to ill health.
Lenin, born in 1870, was committed to revolutionary struggle from an early age - his elder brother was hanged for the attempted assassination of Czar Alexander III. In 1891 Lenin passed his Law exam with high honors, whereupon he took to representing the poorest peasantry in Samara. After moving to St. Petersburg in 1893, Lenin's experience with the oppression of the peasantry in Russia, coupled with the revolutionary teachings of G V Plekhanov, guided Lenin to meet with revolutionary groups. In April 1895, his comrades helped send Lenin abroad to get up to speed with the revolutionary movement in Europe, and in particular, to meet the Emancipation of Labour Group, of which Plekhanov head. After five months abroad, traveling from Switzerland to France to Germany, working at libraries and newspapers to make his way, Lenin returned to Russia, carrying a brief case with a false bottom, full of Marxist literature.
On returning to Russia, Lenin and Martov created the League for the Struggle for the Emancipation of the Working Class, uniting the Marxist circles in Petrograd at the time. The group supported strikes and union activity, distributed Marxist literature, and taught in workers education groups. In St. Petersburg Lenin begins a relationship with Nadezhda Krupskaya. In the night of December 8, 1895, Lenin and the members of the party are arrested; Lenin sentenced to 15 months in prison. By 1897, when the prison sentence expired, the autocracy appended an additional three year sentence, due to Lenin's continual writing and organising while in prison. Lenin is exiled to the village of Shushenskoye, in Siberia, where he becomes a leading member of the peasant community. Krupskaya is soon also sent into exile for revolutionary activities, and together they work on party organising, the monumental work: The Development of Capitalism in Russia, and the translating of Sidney and Beatrice Webb's Industrial Democracy.
After his term of exile ends, Lenin emigrates to Münich, and is soon joined by Krupskaya. Lenin creates Iskra, in efforts to bring together the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party, which had been scattered after the police persecution of the first congress of the party in 1898.
After leading the October Revolution, Lenin served as the first and only chairman of the R.S.F.S.R.. In 1919 Lenin founded the Communist International. In 1921 Lenin instituted the NEP. During 1922 Lenin suffered a series of strokes that prevented active work in government. While in his final year – late 1922 to 1923 – Lenin wrote his last articles where he outlined a programme to fight against the bureaucratization of the Commmunist Party and the Soviet state. Lenin died on January 24, 1924.
Further Reading: Lenin Biographical Archive of the Lenin Internet Archive.
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Bhagyashree Patwardhan (Marathi-भाग्यश्री पटवर्धन), born February 23, 1969) is an Indian film and television actress. She is a Piscean, 5'2" tall, and comes from a conservative Marathi-speaking household. Her father was the former Maharaja of Sangli. She speaks Marathi, Hindi, English, and is also familiar with Sanskrit.
Bhagyashree made her acting debut in a television series Kachchi Dhoop (1983). Her debut movie Maine Pyar Kiya opposite Salman Khan made her very popular across India. Her career took a down turn after she started insisting on doing roles only opposite her husband Himalaya Dasani. Since then she only acted in television serials.
She also acted in the Parag Sarees commercial, which was a combination of singing and dancing. (It contained her saying in different Indian languages that people like Parag Saree. She made a comeback to films in Humko Deewana Kar Gaye in 2006.
She was involved in the teleserial Kagaz Ki Kashti, which is being produced by her husband Himalaya Dasani.
She is participating in the dance realtiy series Jhalak Dikhlaja ( season 3).
She has two children. She insists that her family comes before any project. Bhagyashree was knocked out of Jhalak Dikhhla ja on 7th March 2009 only after 2 episodes.
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April 18: Opening ceremony followed by Rajasthan Royals vs Bangalore Royal Challengers and Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings (Newlands, Cape Town )
April 19: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers (Newlands, Cape Town); Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab (Newlands, Cape Town)
April 20: Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Chennai Super Kings ( St. George's Park , Port Elizabeth )
April 21: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians (Kingsmead, Durban ); Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab (Kingsmead, Durban )
April 22: Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings (Kingsmead, Durban ); Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Deccan Chargers (Newlands, Cape Town )
April 23: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals ( St. George's Park , Port Elizabeth )
April 24: Kings XI Punjab vs Bangalore Royal Challengers (Wanderers, Johannesburg )April
25: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings (Newlands, Cape Town ); Deccan Chargers vs Mumbai Indians (Kingsmead, Durban )April
26: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab (Newlands, Cape Town); Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Delhi Daredevils (St. George's Park, Port Elizabeth)
April 27: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians (Newlands, Cape Town ); Chennai Super Kings vs Deccan Chargers (Kingsmead, Durban )
April 28: Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals ( Supersport Park , Centurion, Pretoria )
April 29: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab (Kingsmead, Durban ); Kolkata Knight Riders vs Bangalore Royal Challengers (Kingsmead, Durban )
April 30: Delhi Daredevils vs Deccan Chargers (Supersport Park, Centurion, Pretoria); Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings (Supersport Park, Centurion, Pretoria)
May 1: Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Kings XI Punjab ( Buffalo Park , East London); Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders (Kingsmead, Durban )
May 2: Rajasthan Royals vs Deccan Chargers (Wanderers, Johannesburg ); Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils ( St. George's Park , Port Elizabeth )
May 3: Mumbai Indians vs Bangalore Royal Challengers (Kingsmead, Durban ); Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders ( Buffalo Park , East London )
May 4: Deccan Chargers vs Chennai Super Kings ( St. George's Park , Port Elizabeth )
May 5: Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders (Kingsmead, Durban ); Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals (Kingsmead, Durban )
May 6: Mumbai Indians vs Deccan Chargers ( Supersport Park , Centurion, Pretoria )
May 7: Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings ( Supersport Park , Centurion, Pretoria ); Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Rajasthan Royals ( Supersport Park , Centurion, Pretoria )
May 8: Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians ( Buffalo Park , East London )
May 9: Deccan Chargers vs Kings XI Punjab ( Outsurance Park , Bloemfontein ); Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals ( St. George's Park , Port Elizabeth )
May 10: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils ( Buffalo Park , East London); Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Mumbai Indians (Wanderers, Johannesburg )
May 11: Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals ( Outsurance Park , Bloemfontein )
May 12: Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Kolkata Knight Riders ( Supersport Park , Centurion, Pretoria ); Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians ( Supersport Park , Centurion, Pretoria )
May 13: Deccan Chargers vs Delhi Daredevils (Kingsmead, Durban )
May 14: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals (Kingsmead, Durban ); Chennai Super Kings vs Bangalore Royal Challengers (Kingsmead, Durban )
May 15: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils (De Beers Diamond, Oval, Kimberley )
May 16: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians (Wanderers, Johannesburg ); Deccan Chargers vs Kolkata Knight Riders ( St. George's Park , Port Elizabeth )
May 17: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils (De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley ); Kings XI Punjab vs Deccan Chargers (Wanderers, Johannesburg )
May 18: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders ( Supersport Park , Centurion, Pretoria )
May 19: Delhi Daredevils vs Bangalore Royal Challengers (Wanderers, Johannesburg )
May 20: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab (Kingsmead, Durban ); Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders (Kingsmead, Durban )
May 21: Deccan Chargers vs Bangalore Royal Challengers ( Supersport Park , Centurion, Pretoria ); Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils ( Supersport Park , Centurion, Pretoria )
May 22: Semifinal 1 at Supersport Park , Centurion, Pretoria
May 23: Semifinal 2 at Wanderers, Johannesburg
May 24: Closing ceremony followed by final (Wanderers, Johannesburg ).
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1. Why the name Nano??
Nano stands for superior technology and small in size. This is what this car depicts and hence the name ?Nano?.
2. What are the fuel options offered on this car?
This car will now be offered only in the Petrol version ?A 624cc 2 cylinder petrol engine.
3. Will this car be offered in Diesel variant? Is it planned?
As of now the Diesel variant is not offered. It will be offered only in Petrol now
4. Can this car be converted to LPG/ CNG?
This car is available only in the Petrol version. No other alternate fuel option is offered on this car now. It is not recommened as of now to convert it to LPG/ CNG.
5. Where is the spare tyre located? How can this be accessed?
The spare wheel is located under the bonnet and is easily accesible.
6. Do any of the versions in Nano have alloy wheels?
The wheels in Nano are called ?Style-in-steel? wheels. They are steel wheels made to look like alloy wheels.
7. Where is the battery located?
The battery in this car is located below the driver seat.
8. How does the rear engine get cooled?
Two scoops are provided on either side of this car. These scoops allow for cooler air to enter as the car moves and help in engine cooling.
9. How do you avoid over heating of rear engine?
Two scoops are provided on either side of this car. These scoops allow for cooler air to enter as the car moves and help in engine cooling.
10. Why are front and rear tyre specifications different in this car?
The engine is located at the rear in this car. Hence, to take care of the larger rear load, rear tyres are wider than the front tyres. They also help maintain the slip angle while turning at higher speeds and to achieve good drivability and handling characteristics.
11. What should be the tyre pressure I should maintain in the Nano- for each of front and rear tyres?
The recommended tyre pressure is :
12. Front tyre: 26 psi and
Rear tyre: 28 psi
13. Can the spare tyre be fitted in the rear?
The spare tyre in the Nano is same as the front tyre i.e.135/70R12.
However there is absolutely no concern incase the rear tyre gets punctured since the spare tyre can also be fitted at the rear. But precautions need to be taken: In such a case, drive the vehicle at not more than 40-60 kmph, drive cautiously at sharp turns while driving with spare tyre at the rear.
It is recommended to replace the spare tyre at rear with standard rear tyre at the nearest service station.
14. Is there any storage space or luggage space in this car?
A luggage space of 80 litres is provided in this car behind the rear seat. The rear seat is a 100% bench seat that can be folded to create additional luggage space. With the rear seat folded, the luggage space in this car is 500 Litres. The other storage spaces are Cup holders in the floor console for Nano LX, door trims with pockets for books, magazines in Nano CX and LX, holding space (storage) on the dashboard due to its peculiar shape.
15. What is the Power to weight ratio for the Nano as compared to the competition?
The Power to weight ratio in Nano is ~58 PS/ ton which is higher than that of any other level car in the Indian market (It is ~56 PS/ton for Maruti 800)
16. Is a tachometer provided on the Nano?
No, tachometer is not provided on any of the trim levels in nano.
17. Are Power windows present in the Nano?
Yes, Front Power windows are offered only in Nano LX.
18. Will this car be available in BS 4 norms?
The BS4 compliant engine for the Nano is under development and will be introduced in a year?s time. The car will be offered in BS 2 and BS 3 emission norms only (The base ?Nano? and the mid ?Nano CX? will be offered in BS2 and BS 3, whereas the top end ?Nano LX? will be offered only in BS3 emission norms)
19. What is the size of the drum brakes?
The diameter of the drum brakes is 180 mm- both at the front and the rear.
20. Why does this car have drum brakes at the front instead of usual disc brakes? Does this affect performance in any way?
The engine is located at the rear of this car. As a result, the load on front wheels is low. Hence drum brakes at front will serve the purpose. The braking distance for this car is comparable to any other entry level cars.
21. What is the front and rear track of this car?
The front track is 1325mm and the rear track is 1315mm.
22. Can the Non-AC Nano be converted to AC later?
It is not possible and also not at all recommended to do such conversion. This is because such a change will require changing the cross car beam in the Nano and disturb the entire vehicle dynamics.
23. How does this car compare with other entry level cars in India?
The interior space for the Nano is 21% more than the Maruti 800. The power to weight ratio of the nano is more than Maruti 800. This is also wider and taller than Maruti 800. The Kerb weight of 600 kg for nano is lower than other entry levels cars in Indian market Certain high end features like body coloured bumpers, Power window on front doors and Central locking are offered on Nano LX which are not offered even on other entry level cars (Maruti 800 and Alto) that are priced between Rs.1.8 to 2.75 lakhs.
24. What is the passenger carrying capacity of this car?
The passenger carrying capacity of this car is 4: 1 Driver plus 3 passengers.
25. How comfortable is this car at the driver?s seat?
The driver?s seat comes with a slider and a recliner across the trim levels. The The instrument cluster is at the center of the dashboard thus ensuring maximum visibility at the front. The Inner rear view mirror is antiglare in the Nano LX that ensures easy rear view even in harsh conditions.
26. How safe is this car?
This car passes all the safety tests required in india including full frontal crash, roof crush (Roll over), side door intrusion for doors, etc. Nano design is also package protected for European safety tests like offset frontal & side impact. In addition other safety features like collapsible steering, ELR type seat belts at front, high mount stop lamps are provided. Nano LX has host of other safety and security features like front and rear fog lamps and central locking and antiglare IRVM. It also has a Hazard Warning Light switch which can be operated without the Ignition being turned on. This can be used in case of breakdowns esp. in the night when the vehicle has to be parked off the road or when the vehicle is operated in adverse conditions.
27. What is the mileage of this car?
This car gives a mileage of 23.6 kmpl (as per ARAI).
28. What are the versions/ variants offered on nano?
Nano has three Versions/ Variants. The base version is called 'Nano'. It is a non AC version The mid version (with HVAC) is called 'Nano CX'. The top end version ( fully loaded with power windows,HVAC, Central Locking etc) is called 'Nano LX'
Nano CX and LX are offered with HVAC.
29. What is the turning circle radius of this car?
Nano has the lowest-in-class turning circle radius of just 4m - compared to 4.4m on Maruti800 and 4.6m on Alto. This lowest turning radius mean that the car can be manouvered easily and driving in city traffic is easier. Getting in and out of the parking slots is also easier with this car.
30. What is the top speed that this car can achieve?
The top speed that can be attained on this car is 105 kmph.
31. Is Music system provided on any of the models in Nano?
Only a provision for music system (wiring) is provided on all the 3 versions of Nano.
32. Does this car come with Power steering?
No, Power steering is not offered on any of the trim levels in this car.
33. Is it a rear or a front wheel drive?
This is a rear wheel drive car.
34. What is the pickup of this car?
This car accelerates from 0-60 kmph in just 8 seconds. The torque on this car is 48Nm@3000 rpm.
35. Will the rear seat get heated when engine is located at rear?
The engine is well insulated with heat shields. So there is no chance of rear seat getting heated.
36. What is the engine capacity of this car?
The Nano has a 624 cc Petrol engine.
37. What is the power of this engine?
The maximum power in Nano is 35PS @ 5500 RPM.
38. What is the Maximum torque in this car?
The Maximum torque is 48 Nm @ 3000 RPM.
39. Is this car gearless?
No. The Nano has 4 forward speed and 1 reverse speed gearbox for all the versions
40. Is there a danger of overspeeding in this car?
This car has a feature of fuel cutoff at the top speed of 105 kmph. So, there is no danger of overspeeding in this car.
41. What is the tyre radius in this car?
All the tyres in this car are R12.
42. Are the tyres tubeless?
Yes. All the tyres are radial tubeless in this car.
43. What is the fuel tank capacity of this car?
The fuel tank capacity of the nano is 15 Litres.
44. Is metallic colour offered on the base version car 'Nano'?
No. The base version of Nano comes in 3 colours - Racing red, Ivory white and Summer Blue.
45. How many colours are offered on Nano CX- mid version?
5 colours are offered on Nano CX - Racing red, Ivory White and Summer blue, Champagne gold and Lunar Silver.
46. How many colours are offered on the luxury version- Nano LX?
The Nano LX is offered in 3 colours - Sunshine Yellow, Champagne gold and Lunar Silver.
47. Which are the different colors offered in Nano?
Racing Red, Summer Blue, Ivory White, Sunshine Yellow, Champagne gold & Lunar Silver.
48. Are fog lamps provided on this car?
Front and Rear fog lamps are provided only on the luxury version- Nano LX.
49. Is Central locking offered on Nano?
Yes. The Nano LX (Top end) version comes with Central locking.
50. What is the warranty on Nano?
The Nano comes with a basic warranty of 18 months or 24000 km whichever is earlier.
51. Is a tripmeter included in the instrument cluster of Nano?
The tripmeter is offered only on Nano LX.
52. Does the Nano have a cabin lamp/ roof lamp?
There is a roof lamp in all the 3 trim levels of Nano (that is integrated with the IRVM- Internal Rear view mirror).
53. Are ORVMs (Outer Rear view mirrors) offered on both sides in this car?
The ORVM (outer rear view mirror) is offered only on the Driver's side in this car.
54. Is a spoiler provided?
Yes. The rear spoilers are provided in the Nano LX.
55. Any charging point in this car?
A provision for a charging point is provided in Nano LX (in the front floor console).
56. How is the interior space for Nano 21% more than Maruti 800 inspite of the car being 8% shorter in length than Maruti 800
The rear engine and the monovolume design has allowed for maximum utilisation of the space. Also all four tyres in four corners of the car lend to higher interior space.
57. Are the door handles 'body coloured'?
The door handles are body coloured in the Nano LX.
58. Where is the ORVM located?
The ORVM is located on the driver's side only- mounted on the door.
59. Is the gear shifting pattern same (Standard) as that of any other car?
The standard gear shifting pattern in 'H' shape is maintained in this car.
60. Are the meters/ instrument cluster located in center or in front of the driver?
The instrument cluster in Nano is located at the center of the dashboard.
61. What is the Standard Service schedule offered on the nano?
The Std. Service schedule on the Nano is:
1st Service: 1000 km or 1 month whichever is less.
2nd Service: 5000 km or 6 months whichever is less.
3rd Dervice: 10000 km or 12 months whichever is less.
62. What is the body structure material of the Nano?
Nano has an all sheet metal body.
63. Is the body of Nano made of plastic material?
No. Nano has all sheet metal body.
64. Is the rear seat split?
No. Rear seat is not a split type. The rear seat is 100% foldable.
65. Is the rear seat foldable?
Yes. The rear seat can do a complete somersault.
66. Where is the fuel filling valve located?
The fuel filling valve located under the bonnet in this car.
67. What is the purpose of having the front quarter glass?
The front quarter glass in the Nano gives a feeling of roominess at the front seat.
68. What is the type of the steering wheel?
Nano has a 3 spoke steering wheel in the nano LX version and it is 2 spoke in the base version 'Nano' and in Nano CX
69. What is the ground clearance in this car?
It is a best in class 180 mm.
70. What is the graedability of this car?
It is 30%.
71. What is the length of this car?
Overall length is 3099 mm.
72. What is the width of this car?
It has a best in class width of 1495 mm.
73. What is the height of this car?
The overall height is 1652 mm which incidentally is higher than that of a Santro also.
74. What is the wheel base of this car?
Wheelbase is 2230 mm.
75. What is the type of trasmission or gears?
Synchromesh on all forward gears with overdrive, Slidingmesh for reverse gear
76. What is the type of suspensions of this car?
Independent, Lower Wishbone, McPherson Strut type, gas filled in front and Independent, Semi Trailing arm with coil spring & gas filled shock absorbers in the rear
77. What is the type of brakes in this car?
180 mm diameter drum brakes in front and rear. The Nano CX and LX versions also have a vacuum booster
78. Which emission norms are available in Nano?
Nano and Nano CX is available in BS II & III (Bharat Stage II & III) while Nano LX comes only in BS III.
79. What kind of fuel gauge is available in this car?
All three trims of Nano have a digital fuel gauge.
80. How is this car environmentally friendly?
Nano is BS 3 compliant and is BS 4 ready.
81. Does nano have an MPFI engine?
Yes Nano has a MPFI engine.
82. What are the gear ratios of Nano?
1st Gear: 3.45; 2nd Gear: 1.95; 3rd Gear:1.26 & 4th Gear: 0.83.
83. How does this car perform in Ghats?
It is extremely comfortable to ddrive the car in the Ghats due to a graedebility of 30%.
84. Why does this car have a rear engine?
Rear engine is used in most internationally acclaimed city cars. Rear engine leads to more passenger space in cars of small dimensions Also it makes lesser noise & vibration in passenger cabin.
85. How many kms does it run on one liter/litre of petrol?
23.6 kmpl as certified by ARAI.
86. What is the fuel average of this car?
23.6 kmpls as certified by ARAI.
87. How advisable is it, to drive the Nano on highway?
Nano runs perfectly fine on the highway.
88. Does the Nano have body coloured bumpers?
Yes. Nano LX has body coloured bumpers.
89. Does the Nano have bucket seats?
Yes. The front seats are bucket seats. The rear seat is a bench seat.
90. Is there any option for rear wiper in the Nano?
Nano has one front wiper. It however has no rear wipers.
91. Where would the spare parts for Nano be available?
The spare parts for the Nano will be available at all Tata Motors Authorised Service Centres.
Tech Mahindra, a joint venture between British Telecom and the Indian conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, stands to win control of Satyam Computer Services after a bid that values the fraud-damaged company at $1.2 billion.
Tech Mahindra was the highest bidder for Satyam, with a 58 rupee, or $1.16, per share bid, for 31 percent of the company, Satyam said Monday. The offer beats a bid from the Indian engineering firm Larsen & Toubro, which already owns a 12 percent stake in Satyam.
Mahindra Ltd. (TechM) formerly known as Mahindra British Telecom (MBT) is a joint venture between Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (M&M) and British Telecommunications plc (BT), UK with M&M(Mahindra and Mahindra) holding 44% and BT holding 39% of the equity. Tech Mahindra has its headquarters at Pune, India. Tech Mahindra has grown rapidly to become the 6th largest software exporter in India (Nasscom, 2007) and 2nd largest Telecom Software Provider in India (Voice & Data, 2007). It has more than 24000 employees.
With its core strength in providing Telecom Solutions, Tech Mahindra provides a wide variety of services ranging from IT Strategy and Consulting to Systems Integration, Application Development & Maintenance, BPO, Infrastructure Management and Product Engineering. Tech Mahindra is ISO 9001:2000 certified and is assessed at SEI-CMMi Level 5 and SEI-PCMMi Level 5. Tech Mahindra is also BS7799 certified across all development centers.
Some of its largest clients are BT, AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent & O2. Significant portion of revenues comes from UK, but the company is aggressively expanding in other major economies like US, Continental Europe, ANZ, Canada & Middle East. However dependency on its single largest client, BT, from which it derives 65% of its revenue is considered by analysts to be the biggest challenge for the company.
Through a subsidiary, it has emerged victorious in Satyam sell-off, a company probably two times its size in number of people.
Tech Mahindra emerges highest bidder to acquire Satyam
Ending the three-month ordeal of about 50,000 employees, Tech Mahindra on Monday emerged as a top bidder with an offer of Rs 58 a share for a 31 per cent stake in beleaguered Satyam Computer, beating a strong rival L&T.
Tech Mahindra would acquire the stake in an all-cash deal, followed by an open offer for a 20 per cent stake to take management control of the company.
No immediate comment could be obtained from either Tech Mahindra or L&T.
After evaluating the bids, the government-appointed board of Satyam Computer today announced that "its Board of Directors has selected Venturbay Consultants Private Limited, a subsidiary controlled by Tech Mahindra Limited as the highest bidder to acquire a controlling stake in the Company, subject to the approval of the Hon'ble Company Law Board."
The Company was administered by a new Board appointed pursuant to the orders of the CLB dated January 9, 2009. The process to select a strategic investor has reached this significant stage within three months of the new Board’s first meeting.
"On behalf of all Satyamites and their families, we congratulate Tech Mahindra on being the highest bidder. The selection of the highest bidder, in a fair, open and transparent process, signals a new stage for the Company in its progress towards stabilization and growth," Satyam said in an announcement.
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The final day for bookings of people's car arrived today. The much-awaited bookings for Rs one-lakh car Tata Nano will be opened today across the country for a limited period of 17 days.According to the Tata Motors, over 75,000 booking forms from its 218 outlets across the country has been sold out.A company spokesperson said 'response is progressively increasing everyday', but declined to divulge details.Booking centre:However, the forms are available at over 30,000 locations across 1,000 cities at company dealerships, branches of State Bank of India and other preferred financiers, and outlets of Westside, Croma, World of Titan and Tata Indicom.Payment mode: The Rs 300 forms will be submitted in SBI, the nodal agency for collecting the bookings.The booking amount for the base version is Rs 2,999 going up to Rs 3,499 and Rs 3,999 for the mid and top-end options with price tags of Rs 1.6 lakh and Rs 1.85 lakh. The price would be varied in different cities.According to the company, the interest rates on the loan amount would vary between 9 percent and 14.25 percent and customers would have to spend Rs 3,468-Rs 4,431 as insurance premium.The down-payment for the three versions is Rs 95,000, Rs 1.2 lakh and Rs 1.4 lakh respectively. The EMIs range from Rs 1,799 to Rs 2,975.Apart from this, only lucky customers will get delivery of Tata Nano in June as company has decided to conduct lucky draw for first one lakh car.
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Commencement of sale of application forms : 09-04-2009 (Thursday)Last date for the sale & receipt of application forms:
a) without late fee : 30-04-2009 (Thursday)b) with a late fee of Rs.500/- through D.D. : 07-05-2009 (Thursday)c) with a late fee of Rs.2500/- through DD : 14-05-2009 (Thursday)Date of Entrance Test : 26-05-2009 (Tuesday) to 02-06-2009 (Tuesday)
Applications can also be submitted online.
Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) has launched the online payment service of electricity bill facility.
This online bill payment service from Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) is currently available to the customers of Chennai city.
For making payment, the customer needs to log onto the official website of Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB)
Why the name ?Nano??
Nano stands for superior technology and small in size. This is what this car depicts and hence the name Nano
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It’s official. Ekta Chaudhary, the charming 22 year old from Delhi was crowned Miss India Universe 2009 in a glittering ceremony held in Mumbai. Standing tall at 5'9.5" and weighing 55.5kg, vital statistics of the new Miss India Universe are reported to be an amazing 32-24-36!
Pooja Chopra was chosen Miss India World, while Shriya Kishore was crowned Miss India Earth, by a panel of judges comprising big names such as Madhur Bhandarkar, Ajay Devgan, Sushmita Sen, Asin and Deepika Padukone among others. In accordance with tradition, the winners from the previous year – Miss India World Parvathy Omanakuttan, Miss India Universe Simran Kaur Mundi and Miss India Earth Tanvi Vyas – made an appearance on the ramp to bestow the crowns on their respective successors.
Glitz and glamour was understandably the mainstay of the event, which saw performances by a lively Genelia D’Souza and a very sedate Kangana Ranaut, not to mention a sizzling finale routine by former Miss World Priyanka Chopra, where the final five joined her on stage to shake a leg. Priyanka’s comment that ‘desi girls’ are the hottest in the world and unbeatable, received an expressive applause from the audience. The other title winners are as follows:
Miss India Sexy Legs: SonakshiMiss Fresh Face: DikshaMiss Agile : HarshitaMiss Confident: Karishma KarnikMiss Beautiful Hair : RaginiMiss Hospitality : Shriya KishoreMiss Photogenic : Dimple
PatelMiss Beautiful Eyes : NiharikaGolden Heart : Ishita Sarkar
Tata Nano is THE most fuel efficient car in India.
Automobile Research Association of India has given its confirmation that Tata Nano is now the country’s most fuel efficient car.
Maruti A-Star is now on the second spot. Maruti Alto and Hyundai i10 are at the third spot.
Maruti has been leading the charts for years now with their highly efficient models.
Tata Nano has crashed that party with its small size and highly optimized design which is designed to be efficient.
These ranks are for the petrol engine powered cars.
In terms of diesel… Hyundai Verna is the most fuel efficient model. Tata Indigo Dicor comes second.
After more than a year’s wait, the Nano is finally on display in Tata Motors’ showrooms. With the basic model being offered at the originally promised Rs 1 lakh, it’s the price tag that makes this car so attractive. If you are among prospective Nano buyers, here’s what you need to know about buying the car. Get-set-go
Applications for the Nano are being sold in Tata Motors dealerships, the Tata group retail outlets such as Croma and Westside and at branches of State Bank of India (SBI). You’ll have to shell out Rs 300 (as much as your college application form?), to apply for Nano. You can save Rs 100, if you choose to book the car online.
Money paid for the application form is non-refundable, though you may get ‘Nano’ merchandise in return. You are required to submit filled-in forms with SBI, the exclusive booking agent for the car, only during April 9-25. The booking process
Along with the application form, you need to pay the booking money, which ranges, for the three Nano variants, from Rs 95,000 to Rs 1,40,000. If you can afford to pay the entire booking money at one go, you need to draw a demand draft favouring “Tata Motors Limited.-A/c Tata Nano”. But on the other hand, if you don’t want to lock in this sum upfront, you can always seek help from banks.
Tata Motors has tied up with 15 banks, including State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India and United Bank of India, as preferred financiers for the Nano. On your availing of a loan from these banks, let’s say SBI, the booking amount that you have to shell out gets reduced to Rs 2,999; the rest will be be footed by the bank. Allotment Process
Allotment will commence after 60 days from the closure of booking. Initially the car will be allotted to only one lakh applicants (at the promised price) selected on a random computerised basis. The others have an option to either continue with the booking or cancel it. Those who choose to retain their booking deposit will be eligible for interest on their deposit.
However, note that this interest will be paid only from the date when Tata Motors announces the second set of allotments. The interest rate will be at 8.5 per cent (compounded annually) for a retention period between one and two years and at 8.75 per cent for a retention period of more than two years.
What if you decided to avail of financial assistance but your application has been not accepted in the first round of allotment?
This matter remains to be sorted out between banks and Tata Motors. If you still want to buy the Nano, banks say that you will be given an option to pay the bank the remaining booking amount and join the waiting list with the deposit amount. You can also simply choose to opt out.Delivery
Though it’s a well known fact that Tata Motors currently has the capacity to produce just 50,000 cars this year, the company promises that it will commence the delivery process from July 2009. It has also promised that the first one lakh cars will be delivered by March 2010.
So if you’ve decided to wait for the second phase of delivery, then committing funds to this car is something like putting your money into a fixed deposit scheme.
While a deposit with a public sector bank may fetch you interest rates ranging between 8 and 9.5 per cent for two years, the Nano “deposit” offers you between 8.5 and 8.75 per cent for the same period. Financing a Nano
There are 15 preferred financiers to exclusively fund loans for the Tata Nano, out of which only a few banks have as yet finalised their product offers. Take SBI’s scheme, for instance. You’ve got to pay Rs 2,999 to book the car through the bank. If you bag the ‘allotment’ in the first round, then SBI will chip in to cover 100 per cent of the booking amount (customers aren’t required to pay any margin money). Given SBI’s loan rates of 11.5 to 11.75 per cent; the EMI (equated monthly instalments) works out approximately to Rs 1,850 for a month for a six-year loan.
If you are to avail of a loan from Bank of India, you will spend about Rs 1,800 a month for the Nano, as EMI. But in this case, you’ll need to pay 5 per cent margin money to avail of the facility which roughly works out to Rs 4,750. United Bank of India is offering loan at 10 per cent interest.
To avail of this scheme, the bank charges just the processing fees (Rs 1,000) at the time of booking and will advance 100 per cent of the booking amount.
If you’re lucky to be allotted Nano in the first phase, your EMI payment will be Rs 1,760. But even if you’re not, you will still have to pay the bank the interest costs for the booking period. Maintenance cost
But remember, the EMI is just one of the “costs” of owning a Nano. If you’re upgrading from a two-wheeler, don’t forget to factor in higher running expenses on items such as fuel cost and replacements. Well, the company claims that Nano (under test drive conditions) offers a mileage of 21.6 km to a litre. Adjusting for Indian roads, motor reviewers optimistically expect the car to manage 15-17 km to a litre of petrol. This would be more than what other small cars such as Alto or Santro offer (11-14 km kilometres a litre). Nano has no diesel or CNG variants.
Being a rear engine model, Nano offers no boot space. So if you’re looking to make those long distance trips, you may need to fit in a luggage carrier and that would amount to an extra cost. Nano has just one wiper as against two or three in other cars. Nano also offers tubeless tyres that give lower rolling resistance.Go for it?
When compared to other small cars, Nano does seem a good bet strictly in terms of cost. Be it on EMIs or maintenance costs, even the high-end version of Nano is cheaper by 30-40 per cent when weighed against Santro and Alto. But if the car aims to capture the market space of two wheelers, it may still be a more expensive option.
You can pick a stylish bike that promises satisfactory on-road performance in terms of mileage and annual maintenance for Rs 35,000 to Rs 55,000; but then, Nano may carry some premium for a safe and
comfortable car ride.
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SURAT: The long wait for a glimpse of the world's cheapest car will come to an end for Surtis with Tata's Nano making its debut in the city on
Saturday. Nano has been eagerly awaited here ever since it was unveiled by Ratan Tata at the 9th Auto Show in New Delhi in January.
Preparations are in full swing at Tata Motor's dealership showroom at Puna Kumbharia to welcome the car being transhipped from Pantnagar in north India.
"The dream car will arrive on Saturday at our showroom and a sea of humanity is expected," says director of Auto Point Tarun Ghura.
Auto Point officials say they are flooded with queries from impatient customers. Till now, the dealership has sold over 300 booking forms in the last two days and the queue is only getting longer.
Auto maker Tata Motors today said it has entered into an agreement with Canara Bank for financing its range of passenger vehicles.
The car financing facility will be available at all the 2,729 branches of the bank and 470 sales touch points of Tata Motors, the company said in a statement.
Canara Bank offers car loans up to 90 per cent of the on-road cost, for tenure ranging up to seven years.
Meanwhile, Tata Group firm Trent announced that its retail chain Westside has started distribution of booking forms for Tata Motors Rs one lakh car 'Nano' from today.
"Application forms for Nano will be available across all the Westside stores from April 2 and the bookings will be accepted between April 9 and April 25, 2009," Westside said in a statement.
The Nano is being displayed at all Westside stores in the country.
Trent has set up 36 Westside departmental stores in Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Nagpur, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Lucknow and Ahmed
Get loan for Tata Nano and dont pay interest for 3 months
In a move that will benefit loan seekers of the Nano, Bank of India on Thursday said it has devised a scheme under which auto loan seekers will be granted a three-month moratorium on interest and principal payment.
The scheme, meant for existing customers, will also not recover any upfront interest from the borrower.
"The loan is highly beneficial to people who will get the allotment and delivery of vehicle as it shall be charging a floating rate of interest of 10.25 per cent with repayment period less than 36 months," Bank of India said in a release.
Borrowers will be charged 10.75 per cent between 3-6 years, the lowest rate on auto finance levied by banks," it said.
"On booking loan, it shall charge 12 per cent fixed rate of interest only till delivery of the vehicle. Booking loan may be for a short period of 90 days only and delivery period as declared by Tata Motors," it said.
Vehicle loans are for a maximum period of six years, at a rate of interest between 10.25 per cent to 10.75 per cent per annum, the lender said.
TATA GROUP of Industries announced on Wednesday (April 1) that it would start distributing the booking forms for Tata Nano, the Rs 1 lakh car, for the first time in India from its selected showrooms across the country from the coming Saturday (April 4).
The company officials announced that the Nano booking forms would be available at all ‘World of Titan’ showrooms throughout the country between April 4 and April 25. The ‘World of Titan’ network is the wristwatch retail chain of Titan Industries, a Tata group firm.
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