South Africa to host the IPL Second season next month

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at an emergency meeting Sunday decided to hold the Twenty20 tournament outside the country after the state governments expressed their inability to provide security to the tournament as it clashes with the general elections.

Tendulkar, who is the captain of the IPL team Mumbai Indians said he is disappointed with IPL being held abroad.

“It is disappointing that IPL has been moved out of India,” Tendulkar said.

“We will miss playing in front of our supporters. It won’t be the same.”
Sachin Tendulkar on Monday said Indian Premier League (IPL) on foreign shores would not have the same feel as it had last year.

South Africa has overtaken England as the preferred venue to host the IPL next month. Lalit Modi, the IPL chairman, was flying to South Africa on Monday night to meet with senior officials of the South African government and an announcement is expected on Tuesday.

Weather turned out to be the principal factor that swayed the BCCI officials, a bulk of whom had been in favour of England until Monday morning when the realisation occurred that rain could seriously affect "as many as 70% of the matches" in the Twenty20 tournament, which runs from April 10 to May 24..more

Tata Motors formally launched the Rs 1 lakh Car

Monday, March 23, 2009

Today Tata Motors formally launched the Rs 1 lakh Car in Mumbai.
Speaking at the launch late on Monday evening, Tata Motors unveiled the Nano.

Ravi Kant, Managing Director of Tata Motors, said the base version of the car would priced at Rs 1 lakh (ex-factory) while the AC version would be priced between Rs 1.39 and Rs 1.42 lakh (ex-Delhi). The deluxe version of the Nano, he added, would cost Rs 1.7 lakh (ex-Delhi).

Tata Nano: The big small dream

“Today is another day in the journey of the Nano,” Ratan Tata, Chairman of the Tata Group, said at a press conference, outlining the six-year journey of the ultra low-cost small car. It is not just a cheap car but a car that will give the people of India an opportunity to drive.”

“In the next few days, the Nano will be available in various Tata Motors showroom,” Tata said, adding that the sale of Nano booking forms will start from April 9-25 and one lakh applicants will be selected randomly and the cost of the booking forms will be Rs 300.

Specifications of the Nano:

• Length: 3 metres
• Top speed: 105 km per hour
• Meets all Indian safety regulations
• Comes with an 18-month warranty or 24,000 km (whichever is earlier)
• Will be offered in three versions: Base variant, CX version (with heating and air condition) and LX version (front power windows, fog lamps).

Booking features and more