offers from Kinetic
manufacturer Kinetic Motor Company is kicking off the
festive season with two new launches and attractive
two new scooter launches from Kinetic are Kine and the
Kine is a lightweight, zippy and stylish Scooterette
while the Kinetic-4s is an important upgrade to the
Kinetic Zoom a very popular two-wheeler. The
new Kinetic-4s will feature a new four-stroke engine
along with new look and features.
company is also offering schemes to give consumers'
a chance to go easy on down payments, 100 per cent finance
and low EMIs.
full-sized scooters, Nova135 (the most powerful gearless
scooter in India) and Kinetic-4s can be owned for down
payments as low as Rs799 while the down payment on the
Kine is Rs599.
advertising campaign for the festive season is also
on the cards, with a major emphasis on print.
to launch liquid detergent Omo
Lever (HLL) is planning get into the premium end of
the fabric-care market with liquid detergent brand,
Omo, part of Unilever's brand portfolio.
HLL is testing its liquid detergent on the silk sarees
belonging to the Nalli Saree chain.
analysts say HLL's entry into the high-end liquid detergent
market is primarily because there are not many players
in this arena which will enable it to get attractive
margins. Apart from Godrej's Ezee, the liquid fabric
detergent market has no other player.
Deccan to increase fares by 15 per cent; Re1- and Rs500-fares
Deccan is increasing its fares by 10 to 15 per cent,
However, the popular Re1- and Rs500- fares will remain
fares which are above Rs3,000 will be hikes by 10 to15
per cent according to the airline's managing director,
Capt G R Gopinath. The new fares will come into effect
by mid-October. The fares are being increased to offset
the rise in aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices. The
fares on its ATR aircraft will also remain unaffected.
40 per cent of the seats on Air Deccan are reserved
for low fares. The fares on Air Deccan range between
Re1 and Rs6,500. This is the first time the airline
is raising its fares because of the hike in aviation
Telecom launches video tones, SMS tones
Telecom, Punjab's premier cellular operator has launched
video tones service, a
personalised mobile video service where the subscriber
gets an alert for an incoming call through a video clip
instead of the traditional ring tone or a musical tone.
can personalise different video tones for different
callers and also change the video tones when they want
as well as post-paid subscribers of Spice telecom can
access the video tones service.
use Spice video tone service, customers need to download
Tone application on their handset from Spice's GPRS
this Spice subscribers need to have active GPRS connection.
To activate GPRS, Spice subscribers should dial *789#
Video Tone application is handset dependent and will
be installed only if the handset has the configuration
to support it.
Airways offers 'Web Check-in' facility
October 2005, Jet Airways, India's leading airline,
becomes the first domestic airline in India to offer
a distinctive online facility of Web Check-in to all
specialised Web Check-in facility is currently available
for passengers holding a confirmed and valid E-ticket,
anytime between 48 hours and 60 minutes prior to their
flight departure, in 29 of the airline's destinations
can be issued through travel agents, Jet Airways portal,
Jet Airways airport and city offices.
Web Check-in application has been developed by Sabre
Airline Solution, leading airline solutions provider
based in the United States. This has been further customised
for Jet Airways at their development centre in Bangalore.
launches Rasna Juc Fit
has entered the highly competitive Fruit Juice market
by launching Rasna Juc Fit.
to the company, Rasna Juc Fit is enriched with vital
vitamins, minerals and calcium fulfilling human body's
daily nourishment requirements.
product is available in three flavours orange,
mango and mixed fruit at select outlets.
The launch of the new product is backed by an aggressive
marketing strategy that entails extremely economical
pricing, excellent quality standards and a strengthened
dealer network of 1.7-million retailers.
actor Hrithik Roshan is endorsing Rasna Juc Fit and
will feature in its print advertising campaigns.
200ml-tetra pack of Rasna Juc Fit will be priced at
Rs10 while the 1-liter pack will cost Rs45.
Stores plans Rs 100-crore expansion
Stores India, which owns and manages two chains
The Home Store and Sabka Bazaar is planning to increase
its footprint across the country in the next two to
three year backed by a total investment of Rs100 crore.
The Home Store (THS) offers home and lifestyle products
and is present in eight major cities across the country,
Sabka Bazaar, which sells food and grocery items, is
present in Delhi-NCR.
Home Store currently has 14 stores in the country in
cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, Chennai,
Bangalore and Kolkata. The company plans to expand by
setting up 20 stores in two to three years.
newer stores would be bigger than the current home stores
and the expansion of these stores would be restricted
to tier-1 and tier-2 cities.
Bazaar will be expanded to most major cities in North
Stores India is also establishing hypermarkets in Lucknow,
Agra and Panipat, with an additional investment of Rs15
crore. The largest of these hypermarkets will have an
area of 55,000sq. ft., the smallest will be of 30,000sq.
ft. The hypermarket in Lucknow, the first of the three,
will be operational by April.
player camera-phone launched by SAGEM
Sagem has unveiled a brand-new camera-phone handset
equipped with the latest functionalities in terms of
music, photo, video and games, MyX 6-2
to the company the MyX6-2 is the ideal multimedia mobility
companion. By concentrating on the essentials in technical
terms, the Sagem MyX6-2 has everything needed for mobile
communication. Owing to its intuitive menu structure
and central navigation button, the way around all its
functions are can be easily found. Sagem MyX6-2 being
a tri-band mobile, can be used anywhere around the globe.
MyX6-2 integrates a micro SD card player in order to
expand its storage capacity, therefore allowing the
user to manage his music collection that constantly
follow him on his handset. Other than its great ergonomics,
its digital player renders a high-quality sound and
its compatibility with a stereo kit gives an outstanding
rendering, truthful to the original soundtrack
new model is reinforced by its Bluetooth connectivity
which ensures hands-free comfort use as well as a large
choice of accessories in option: stereo ear-kit, car
kit, USB data cable, car charger, pedestrian Bluetooth
kit and interchangeable covers. Its fluid lines address
ones need for beauty, simplicity and sophistication
whilst remaining sober in its form.
SAGEM MyX models include: Hi-Fi ring tones (vocal),
interchangeable covers, handsfree speakerphone and conference
calling facility. The product comes priced at Rs12,000
to start communication solutions chain
Pantaloon Retail (India) is setting up a new retail
division Communication Products to offer
communication solutions. The company has appointed senior
telecom professional Neeran Chhiber as the CEO and president,
division will offer mobile phones, landline instruments,
computers, peripherals and mobile airtime and broadband
services. It will be represented through independent
stores and also be part of Centrals and Big Bazaars.
Biyani, managing director, Pantaloon Retail (India),
said, "Communication needs today represent six
per cent of consumer spends and we would like to capture
this part of the consumer's basket by offering them
a one-stop shop for bundled and complete communication
solutions via this new venture."
announces festive offer
Bank of India has reduced interest rates on various
loans as part of Dasara-Deepavali festive offer.
offer commenced on October 1 and will be valid till
November 15. As against the interest rate of 8 per cent
on home loans with five years' repayment period, the
loans will carry a floating rate of 7.25 per cent during
the offer period.
interest rate on car loans repayable in three years
has been reduced from 8 per cent to
7 per cent.These concessions have been extended to two-wheeler
and personal loans also.
Compiled by Mohini Bhatnagar
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