Toyota SUV ‘Fortuner’ to be launched in India by September

Toyota SUV ‘Fortuner’ to be launched in India by September Come September and Toyota's sports utility vehicle 'Fortuner' will hit the Indian markets! The announcement about the SUV's projected launch was made by the Indian unit of Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday.

The world's biggest carmaker, which marks its Indian presence through a joint venture with the Kirloskar Group - Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd -, said that the SUV with a three-litre futuristic common-rail diesel engine will cost nearly Rs 20 lakh.

IIM-L, IIM-B to hike PGPM fee by Rs.1.5 lakh per annum

IIM-L, IIM-B to hike PGPM fee by Rs.1.5 lakh per annum Close on the heels of fee-hike announcement by Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A), the IIM Lucknow and IIM Bangalore too have announced that, from the forthcoming academic session, the fee for their flagship Post Graduate

Programme in Management (PGPM) will be increased Rs.1.5 lakh per annum.

BEL reports Rs.4,618 crore ‘provisional’ turnover

Bharat Electronics LimitedThe Bangalore-based Navratna defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has reported a `provisional' turnover of Rs. 4,618 crore for the year 2008-09, indicating a 12 percent increase over the year-before turnover figures of Rs. 4,102.54 crore.

In terms of the turnover per employee, figures depicted a year-on-year increase from Rs. 33.16 lakh to Rs. 38.6 lakh. The value added per employee also depicted an increase from Rs. 16 lakh to Rs. 18 lakh, as BEL exports also went up nearly 15 percent - from $15.43 million to $17.75 million.

Moily files nomination from Chikballapur

Moily files nomination from Chikballapur Bangalore, Apr 2 : Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister, M Veerappa Moily, today filed his nomination for Lok Sabha elections as a Congress candidate from Chikballapur constituency.

Earlier in the day, he resigned as the Chairman of the Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC). Moily as the ARC chief was instrumental in bringing out reports on a variety of topics concerning governance as also one on terrorism.

Deepika Padukone promotes Bangalore marathon

Deepika Padukone promotes Bangalore marathonBangalore, Mar 26 : Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone on Thursday announced that a ten-kilometer marathon would be held here on May 31, 2009.

Padukone, who is promoting the marathon, said she would try to run as much as she could in the marathon.

"I have been practicing yoga for the past few years. I don't know how much that is going to help me. Maybe not in terms of endurance but definitely in terms of metal strength. In flexibility, I think I have a decent stamina. So, I will try and run as much as I can," she said.

Muthalik’s Sri Rama Sene to support Varun Gandhi

Muthalik’s Sri Rama Sene to support Varun GandhiBangalore, Mar 24 : Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik has said that he and his group would support the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi, who is in trouble after his alleged anti-Muslim speech.

Muthalik also said that Gandhi had the guts to speak the truth.

"He has the guts to speak the truth. Rama Sene would support him. I think every true Hindu would support him," Muthalik said on the sidelines of a function organised by the Vishwa Hindu Dharma Rakshana Vedike at the Town Hall here.