Motors launches Safari variant Dicor
Motors has launched the Safari Dicor, a diesel variant
of its sports utility vehicle Safari. The new variant
is fitted with a common rail direct injection (CRDi)
engine and the company says it plans to offer the CRDi
engines on its other models as well.
3-litre Safari Dicor is priced between Rs7.83 lakh and
Rs12.70 lakh. The company expects the new variant to
boost the model's sales by 25 per cent.
has been selling about 250-300 units of the Safari every
month. The company's passenger vehicle sales last fiscal
grew 27.9 per cent, and sales are expected to slow down
does away with the 95-paise tags
India has withdrawn its famous 95-paise pricing and
now Bata chappals, shoes and other footwear will
come without the 95 paise though prices may still end
at Rs299, Rs199 or Rs99.
95 paise will not be there anymore.
famous Bata pricing was a take-off on pricing trends
in the US and Europe where it is common to find products
priced at $1.99, etc.
the price tag was devised to communicate to customers
that Bata values even their five paise.
India officials said the company had decided to do away
with the most distinctive pricing in the country because
five-paise coins have now gone out of circulation.
Deccan tickets now selling at Reliance Webstores
Tickets of Air Deccan are now available at Reliance
WebWorld's nationwide broadband chain through the week.
Reliance would get 5 per cent standard commission on
the sale of tickets. The facility is targeted at fliers
without a credit card or internet access.
a web guide to help them, travellers can buy, reschedule,
cancel tickets and even get an immediate refund at any
of the Reliance Web World centres.
This marks the first e-ticketing foray for Reliance
e-ticketing facility will be available at 241 Reliance
broadband centres across 104 cities within the country
between 10 am and 11 pm.
40 per cent of Air Deccan tickets are sold online and
the rest through the airline's call centre, travel agents
and at the airport. Air Deccan also sells its tickets
through HPCL petrol vendors.
Tele launches `Indicom Gem' mobile
Teleservices has launched `Indicom Gem' a branded mobile
phone, exclusively designed and manufactured for Tata
by Huawei, the Chinese global telecom equipment manufacturer.
Gem comes equipped with polyphonic ringtones, group
SMS and a large capacity phone book. It is also T-SIM-enabled,
thus providing additional memory for the phone book
and SMS, and weighs 70gm.
company has launched a special launch offer for Indicom
Gem under which a customer, on paying Rs1,999, would
get an activated handset. Other freebies along with
the offer include free talk time worth Rs1,500 for calls
to local Tata Indicom mobiles.
Pandey-The Rising publicity extends to online blogs
by Aamir Khan
Mangal Pandey himself or Aamir Khan will begin posting
comments on Mangal Pandey - The Rising blog on
MSN Spaces and interacting with users as publicity before
the release of the film.
Other promotions include allowing movie buffs to access
all the inside information on the movie, exclusive pictures,
trailers etc on the MSN Mangal Pandey mini site. Other
MSN initiative includes conducting an MSN Mangal Pandey
look-alike contest. The Mangal Pandey look-alike contest
would require the user to match his image to Aamir's
look in the movie.
would have to replicate the much talked about moustache
and long hair. The winner will be flown to Mumbai to
attend the premiere and to meet Aamir Khan as well as
win a whole bunch of goodies.
Mangal Pandey - The Rising web site is designed
and powered by Movie Talkies, MSN's entertainment partner
in India. The Rising is its biggest project till now.
launches PC for Rs 9,990
Infosystems has launched a fully functional Linux-based
low-cost personal computer at Rs9,990.
PC comes with a 1-GHz processor from Taiwan's VIA Technologies,
128MB RAM, 40GB hard disk, 15-inch digital colour monitor,
52X-optical drive, keyboard and scroll mouse. It will
support applications such as word processing, spreadsheet,
power-point presentations and Web browsing, email clients
and audio-video playback. It will also be bundled with
Chowdhry, chairman and CEO, HCL Infosystems said this
was the start up model, and additional features such
as an Internet modem, would have to be added.
company is expanding capacity from 750,000 PCs a year
at its manufacturing plants in Chennai and Pondicherry
to produce around one million units a year.
low-cost PC has provision to operate on a car battery
and for eight hours without power.
unveils PCs priced at Rs 9,790
The price war in personal computers has just begun.
Now the Xenitis Group has launched a personal computer
(PC) priced at Rs 9,790
is priced marginally lower than that launched by HCL
Infosystems a few days ago at Rs9,990 with the processor
from Via Technologies' Xenitis PC is based on the Intel
unveils fragrance range
Cigarettes-to-hospitality major, ITC, has launched a
range of personal care products for men and women under
the brand Essenza de Willis.
first range under the brand comprises two sets of fragrance
products Inizio Femme (for women) and Inizio
Homme (for men). The men's fragrance is based on "Oriental
Woody Fruity" concept and the Women's parfum is
based on "Floral Fruity Musky" concept.
day fragrances have been designed by two of the leading
international fragrance houses in France.
to the company the fragrance products are world-class
in quality and aimed at the high-end of the market.
They will initially be available at Wills Lifestyle
Stores in Delhi and subsequently will be sold at other
similar lifestyle retail outlets in the country.
The fragrance range has undergone
extensive product testing in India as well as in laboratories
in Europe, to ensure that the Indian consumer has a
memorable product experience.
Compiled by Mohini Bhatnagar
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