Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next “Trying to switch it up. Just like how the dunk contest was at one point it was great, then it wasn’t so well, so they had to kind of switch it up. Then it got good, then it got bad and you switch it up again. You see what happens.”Still, LeBron does not guarantee the change will indeed bring back the excitement to the once revered sporting spectacle, but he knows it’s worth the shot.“It’s hard to say if it’s good or bad yet. We haven’t done it yet. February isn’t here yet so no one knows how good or how bad it’s going to be. But I like the change. Why not?” Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES MOST READ Chicago man blinded in one eye by baseball sues the sport Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa READ: NBA changes All-Star Game format; captains will pick teams“I don’t see it as a bad idea. We had to do something,” the 32-year-old forward told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJames also did not mince his words regarding the event’s non-competitiveness in recent years, as players hardly play any defense and pretty content on just shooting wide open threes.“The All-Star Game has been pretty bad the last couple years just from a competition standpoint,” he admitted. Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) poses for the Twitter mirror as Kendrick Perkins looks on during the NBA basketball team media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Independence, Ohio. AP Photo/Ron SchwaneLeBron James has been a staple in the NBA All-Star games, having been chosen to represent the Eastern Conference for the past 13 seasons.With Commissioner Adam Silver confirming that this year’s festivities will undergo major changes, the two-time All Star Game MVP said he supports the long overdue adjustment.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments Liukin, a four-time Olympic medalist while competing for the Soviet Union, is the father of 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin. He is the longtime owner of World Olympic Gymnastics Academy in Texas and served as the elite development coordinator for USA Gymnastics from 2013 until taking over for Karolyi shortly after the 2016 Olympics.Liukin says it’s time for him to move in a different direction right now, but he will still support and encourage athletes and coaches from a different vantage point. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:46Makabayan bloc to Albayalde: Resign now01:47Senate panel recommends filing of drug charges vs Albayalde01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Liukin said in a statement that while he wanted to help turn the program around, “the present climate causes me, and more importantly my family, far too much stress, difficulty and uncertainty.”USA Gymnastics thanked for “for his dedication and contributions to the sport of gymnastics” and said it will begin the search for his replacement immediately. Liukin’s decision came just days after the USA Gymnastics board of directors stepped down under pressure from the United States Olympic committee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe USOC announced Friday it hired a law firm to conduct an independent investigation into decades-long abuse by Nassar, a longtime doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University who is awaiting sentencing for assault charges against athletes at a Michigan gym. Nassar has already been sentenced to up to 175 years in prison on similar charges in a separate case completed last week and was previously sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography charges.Dozens of women have filed civil lawsuits against Nassar and USA Gymnastics, with at least one lawsuit also naming Bela and Martha Karolyi as co-defendants. Liukin has not been named as a co-defendant in any of the pending litigation. FILE – In this May 25, 2012, file photo, Gymnastics coach Valeri Liukin during a practice session for the US Classic gymnastics meet in Chicago. Liukin, the coordinator of the women’s national team for USA Gymnastics, stepped down, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, the latest departure to rock the embattled organization in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal centered on former team doctor Larry Nassar. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)The coordinator of the women’s national team for USA Gymnastics has stepped down, the latest departure to rock the embattled organization in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal centered on former team doctor Larry Nassar.Valeri Liukin made the announcement on Friday, less than 18 months after taking over for Martha Karolyi in September 2016.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Djokovic says he had ‘medical intervention’ on right elbow Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Racela, TNT still holding out hope for q’finals berth John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:42NCAA Season 93 Preview: JRU Heavy Bombers00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next PBA IMAGESAllyn Bulanadi scattered 26 points as Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian drubbed Jose Rizal University, 74-67, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The sweet-shooting swingman went 6-of-9 from downtown, while also grabbing three rebounds and two steals to help the Revellers snap their two-game skid and go back to an even 3-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jeckster Apinan fired 14 points and eight rebounds for JRU, which has now dropped its last three outings for a 1-3 record.The Scores:CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 74 — Bulanadi 26, Faundo 13, Calisaan 9, De Leon 7, Jeruta 7, Capobres 5, Ilagan 4, Batino 3, Costelo 0, David 0, Lao 0, Santos 0.JRU 67 — Apinan 14, De Guzman 9, Esguerra 9, Dela Virgen 8, Mendoza 8, Pontejos 7, Ramos 7, Yu 5, Sawat 0, Tobiano 0.Quarters: 25-13, 35-26, 57-45, 74-67.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jeepy Faundo contributed 13 markers and nine boards, while Michael Calisaan bounced back with a solid nine points, eight rebounds, and three blocks this time out.Che’Lu-San Sebastian coach Stevenson Tiu admitted how big of a victory this was for his team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This is really a big relief for us. If we lost here, I don’t think we’ll have a chance to make it to the quarters. I told the guys that if we cannot win against JRU, we can’t win against teams like Zark’s and Marinero.”Bulanadi’s explosion allowed the Revellers to seize a 16-point lead, 66-50, before the Heavy Bombers staged a belated run which only saw them get to as close as five, 66-61, before running out of time. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes is sticking with the team’s decision to have Andray Blatche as the country’s only naturalized player.Under the new rules for the Fiba Olympic Qualifiers, any team can bring in a new naturalized for every game but Reyes said Sunday that Gilas will standy Blatche no matter what.ADVERTISEMENT “Andray’s got eight points but his man had five, so that’s a plus three,” said Reyes. “If you go to June Mar as against Brandt who had 17 or 16, that’s negative, if basketball is a linear game, but it’s not.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Castro takes charge in final seconds to save Gilas MOST READ Blatche took flak for his subpar performance against Australia when he had just eight points and seven rebounds on 3-of-11 shooting in the Philippines’ 84-68 loss, the team’s only setback in the group stage so far.Despite the criticisms, Blatche bounced back in the 89-84 victory over Japan with 18 points, 16 rebounds, and four assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“As for Andray, his value has always been beyond numbers and I know he got a lot of flak for the last game but his job was to guard [Daniel] Kickert, Australia’s best player,” said Reyes at Mall of Asia Arena.Kickert, prior to the Boomers’ game against Gilas, averaged 15 points a game but was limited to just five when he had Blatche guarding him. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum “So those of you who understand basketball, you will see that it’s not just the points,” said Reyes. “There’s a lot of value into it.Although Reyes stood by Blatche, he got a side casualty in the form of four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo.Fajardo’s defensive assignment against Australia was Angus Brandt, who before the Gilas game, averaged eight points.Brandt finished with 13 points to Fajardo’s 15 points but Reyes managed to use the statistic to give a negative connotation to his center’s effort.Reyes, however, got his numbers mixed up when he cited the efforts of Fajardo and Blatche.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Cedric de Joya paced Batangas-EAC with 15 points and four rebounds, while Jerome Garcia had 13 markers and two boards.The Generals incurred their third straight defeat to sink to a 1-7 card.The Scores:AKARI-ADAMSON 89 — Pingoy 23, Ahanmisi 16, Lastimosa 10, Sarr 10, Mojica 7, Camacho 6, Espeleta 6, Manganti 6, Catapusan 2, Lojera 2, Macion 0, Zaldivar 0.BATANGAS-EAC 79 — De Joya 15, Garcia 13, Ablaza 12, Altamirano 12, Diego 7, E. Mendoza 7, Dela Peña 4, Bautista 2, Maguliano 2, Martin 2, Tampoc 2, J. Mendoza 1, Corilla 0.ADVERTISEMENT Mariners bring back 44-year-old Ichiro Suzuki John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus “That’s an advantage of Pingoy. He’s willing to take the big shots,” remarked coach Franz Pumaren as Akari-Adamson rose to 6-2.Pingoy’s explosion came in handy for the Falcons in breaking the 78-all deadlock as his three straight triples gave his side a decisive 87-79 lead with 55.8 ticks remaining. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJerrick Ahanmisi also picked up where he left off last game, this time going 3-of-6 from downtown to unleash 16 markers and three boards.Jerom Lastimosa added 11 points, while Cameroonian big man Papi Sarr got 10 markers and six rebounds in the victory. Quarters: 26-27, 51-47, 66-64, 89-79. PBA IMAGESJerie Pingoy drilled three treys in the last two minutes to lead Akari-Adamson past Batangas-EAC, 89-79, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The stocky defensive playmaker showed another facet of his game as he went 6-of-9 from three to carry the Falcons with his 23 points, eight assists, four rebounds, and three steals.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Read Next LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH
FEU head coach Olsen Racela said he wants his team to focus more on ball movement and defense after the Tamaraws dished out 25 assists but allowed the Cardinals to score more than 80 points. “For a 40-minute game, our assists total is really impressive and it means they’re looking out for each other,” said Racela. “But our priority is still our defense because we gave up a lot. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with our offense but it’s not even.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingFEU shot 53 percent from the field but also let Mapua shoot a decent 46 percent.RJ Ramirez was the high-point man for FEU with 18 points while Arvin Tolentino had 17 points and nine rebounds. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast FILE PHOTO – Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University kept its record flawless in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup after handing Mapua a 99-84 beating Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Tamaraws improved to 4-0 in Group B while the Cardinals dropped to 0-6.ADVERTISEMENT Andrew Estrella had 17 points and five assists to lead the Cardinals. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LATEST STORIES JRU brushes off skidding UST MOST READ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games
Less than 40 days are left for the World Cup to begin in South Asia, but the International Cricket Council (ICC) has not received income tax exemption from the Indian government despite having submitted all the relevant papers.ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat and BCCI chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty.While allotting the tournaments owned by it, the ICC seeks a tax exemption guarantee from host countries so that it could manage its profits/foreign exchange generated at the events in the way it deems fit.In 2006, while hosting the Champions Trophy, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had struggled to get tax exemption. It took a senior Congress party leader and his son from Andhra Pradesh to get the required permission from the highest offices of the government. So far, the BCCI has not approached the duo.BCCI officials are, however, hopeful that permission would come soon to enable the 14- nation tournament to take off as planned on February 17. “There is a government policy that supports tax exemption.Whatever profit the ICC earns is under consideration for exemption. The Indian government is fully backing the event. The [joint] bid submitted with the ICC carried a message from the Prime Minister [Manohan Singh] supporting the event,” BCCI chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty told MAIL TODAY.”The government will continue to do that, whether it is its home ministry or the external affairs ministry or the visa relaxation or the finance ministry. The papers have been submitted with the government and it should be anytime that clearance would come,” he said confidently.advertisementBCCI treasurer MP Pandove explained why tax exemption is required by the host nation’s government on income generated from tournaments owned by the ICC.”Earlier, the tax exemption was on a case-to-case basis as all series used to be bilateral ones and the exemption was available to state associations as well as the BCCI. But ever since ICC has taken control of the World Cup and all other premier tournaments, all income goes to ICC, except for the income generated from the sale of tickets that goes to the host associations,” Pandove told MAIL TODAY .”So if it is proved that the ICC has made profit from the World Cup, it will be liable for income tax. And that’s why ICC needs exemption.” Pandove, also secretary of the Punjab Cricket Association ( PCA), clarified that the ICC would not have to pay Value Added Tax ( VAT) or sales tax for the World Cup. “VAT will have to be paid by the matchhosting state associations for whatever purchases they will make,” he said.The ICC doesn’t fall in the entertainment tax bracket too.Giving the example of the Punjab government, Pandove said that host venues will have to pay this tax. “Entertainment tax is also a state subject. For instance, in Punjab, the entertainment tax has been reduced from 125 per cent to 25 per cent and is now payable by all institutions, including cinema halls and sports bodies. The last Test against Australia that we staged in Mohali was under the new rule,” he pointed out.”Now, no exemption will be given to anybody since the state government has reduced the entertainment tax. So, we’ll have to pay 25 per cent tax for the World Cup matches [in Mohali] too. The ICC will have to pay only income tax.”While the BCCI is confident of getting tax exemption for the ICC, it has not sought help of the men who had helped it organise the Champions Trophy five years ago – former Hyderabad Cricket Association ( HCA) president G Vinod and his father and current Congress steering committee member G Venkataswamy.”At that time, we had got it done through Mr P Chidambaram [then finance minister] and Mr Manmohan Singh.This time, BCCI president Mr Shahshank Manohar has not contacted us so far. If they contact us, I don’t see why we can’t get the work done again,” Vinod told MAIL TODAY.”In a way, my father was solely responsible for getting the World Cup here because had tax exemption not been secured for the 2006 Champions Trophy, we wouldn’t have been eligible for hosting the World Cup.” The World Cup is being cohosted by Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Cricket Australia (CA) is among the country’s sports bodies which will meet government ministers in Melbourne on Friday to discuss a legislation that proposes 10-year jail terms for match-fixers.Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland. AgenciesCricket Australia CEO James Sutherland is chairman of Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports (COMPPS), which will present a working party paper on corruption to sports minister Mark Arbib on Wednesday.CA’s chief legal counsel Dean Kino is part of the team which has drafted the proposal.”There’s a meeting on Wednesday of sporting CEOs in Melbourne, they have a regular CEOs meeting, but here, the working party paper on corruption in sport will be tabled,” a CA spokesman was quoted as saying by the local media.”The federal minister for sport Mark Arbib will also be present. There’s been quite a lot of discussion between James Sutherland and Mark Arbib and the other CEOs, and a meeting will follow on Friday between government ministers,” he added.COMPPS’ executive director is former ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed.Arbib has suggested 10 years in jail as punishment for match-fixers in sports.Australia has been rocked by allegations of match- fixing in its national rugby league.The new legislation would also help rein in betting, which is rampant in cricket.Smith apologises to fansWhile apologising to the fans for not being with the South African team upon its return from the World Cup, Test skipper Graeme Smith defended his decision saying he needed to break away from “being stupid and saying stupid things.”advertisementSouth Africa Test skipper Graeme Smith. APIf their quarter-final exit in the quadrennial event at the hands of New Zealand in Dhaka was not enough, Smith infuriated fans further by travelling to Ireland to propose to girlfriend, Irish pop singer Morgan Deane, instead of returning home.”In the state of mind that I was in at the end of that tournament, it’s hard for me to look back and say that I made a mistake,” the 30-year-old said in Johannesburg.Smith apologised to his fans and said his decision not to return home should have been explained sooner.”I apologise and make no excuse for it, but I ask South African fans to understand that I was feeling incredibly emotional at the time.”The emotional strain and stress that I was feeling after the World Cup, was something I hadn’t been through in my career,” he said.- With Agency inputs
Each piece in this collection was designed over years by the world’s most gifted watchmakers to highlight a specific event, place, or cause. Driven by the desire to overload imagination, to re-invent inner mechanisms, to celebrate innovation, to perfect consistent precision and to deliver the most exclusive to the most,Each piece in this collection was designed over years by the world’s most gifted watchmakers to highlight a specific event, place, or cause. Driven by the desire to overload imagination, to re-invent inner mechanisms, to celebrate innovation, to perfect consistent precision and to deliver the most exclusive to the most discerning, these precious timepieces are available only to a very select group.Harry Winston: Opus ElevenFor Harry Winston, watches reflect a passionate belief that you can-and must-go beyond the imaginable. Instead of a hand, 24 placards revolve and rotate on a complicated system of gears mounted on an epicycloidal gear-train. Savour the moment, we say. 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Honda Cars India Honda Cars India today reported 88 per cent increase indomestic sales in August 2014 at 16,758 units as against 8,913 units the same monthlast year.Last month, the company sold 1,211 units of small car Brio, 9,198 units ofcompact sedan Amaze, 5,530 units of Mobilio and 757 units of the mid-sizedsedan City, Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) said in a statement.Besides, the company sold 62 units of sports utility vehicle CRV. In addition,the company exported a total of 460 units during the month.HCIL Senior Vice-President (Marketing and Sales) Jnaneswar Sen said: “Weare extremely happy to witness consistent growth for Honda cars month aftermonth. The festive season has already set-in and will bring further cheer tothe market. We are geared up for strong sales in coming months.”The company will resume production of its Honda City sedan from the 1st week ofSeptember 2014 and the car will now be manufactured at the Tapukara plant inRajasthan.