Tata Nano bookings close; around one million cars booked!

Shree Cement books 1000 Nanos for rewarding its employees

Shree Cement books 1000 Nanos for rewarding its employeesRattan Tata's dream small car Nano has been scaling new milestones due to heavy interest shown by common people and some corporate houses. Recently, Shree Cement Managing Director, HM Bangur announced to place a bulk order of 1000 Nanos on the eve of Earth Day on Wednesday.

India’s first woman photojournalist, Homi Vyarawalla, to get first Nano in Vadodara!

Homi VyarawallaThe very first owner of Tata Nano in Vadodara will be the 96-year old, first woman photojournalist of India - Homi Vyarawalla.

In rather interesting series of incidents, Vyarawalla, who had recently written a Rs 95,000 cheque for Tata's brand new wonder car, was told by officials from Tata Motors that she would be the first 'out-of-turn' Vadodara owner of the Nano, in July!

Tata Teleservices launches location-based A-GPS service

Tata-TeleservicesA new, location-based service has been launched by Tata Teleservices Ltd on Monday. Called the 'Quickfinder Assisted Global Positioning System' (A-GPS) service, it aims at facilitating for the CDMA subscribers the pin down of locations of interest, and the en-route tracking of vehicles and consignments.

The latest offering from Tata Teleservices is powered by Qualcomm's 'QPoint' solution and 'gpsOne' technology incorporated into its chipsets. The Navigator application of the service will provide end-users with driving instructions, and information about the shortest route to a preferred destination.

TCS net profit increases 4.6% in FY 2009; Board recommends 1:1 bonus share issue

Tata Consultancy ServicesThe quarterly profit of the autos, commodities and services businesses-inclusive Tata Group firm, TCS - Tata Consultancy Services - has increased by 4.6 percent. Compared to the Rs 4,508.76 crore after-tax net profit reported during earlier fiscal, the figures for the year ending March 31, 2009 stood at Rs 4,696.21 crore.

The year-on-year total income increased from Rs 18,979.67 crore in the last fiscal year, to Rs 21,947.76 crore this fiscal.

Tata-owned Jaguar may receive a 800-million pound refinancing loan

Jaguar Land RoverAccording to the Sunday Times, an 800-million pound refinancing loan for the Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) appears to be on the cards, given the "advanced talks" of the company with British ministers and a banking syndicate led by the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds TSB.

The talks have been somewhat slow since November 2008, with officials being overwhelmed by "the size and power of the vast Tata business empire."