US Politicians Slam Pfizer-Allergan Deal

By Aglaia Staff

U.S. politicians condemned Pfizer Inc‘s deal with Allergan Plc as a tax dodge on Monday, bringing another round of hand-wringing in Washington over the corporate tax code, though legislative action before 2017 is unlikely.

Democrats heaped the most criticism on the New York-based drug maker, with Hillary Clinton accusing Pfizer of using legal loopholes to avoid its “fair share” of taxes in a deal that she said “will leave U.S. taxpayers holding the bag.”

The front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in the November 2016 election said she will propose steps to prevent more inversions, but she did not provide details. “We cannot delay in cracking down on inversions that erode our tax base,” said the ex-U.S. secretary of state and former New York senator in a statement.

Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who has called for a corporate tax overhaul, called the deal “disgusting” in a statement, saying “our politicians should be ashamed.”

Pfizer is doing the largest inversion deal of all time. In a $160-billion transaction, it plans to move its tax address from the United States to Ireland, if only on paper, by buying and merging into Allergan, a smaller, Dublin-based competitor.

The combined company will be called Pfizer and will be run by Pfizer’s CEO, with executive management staying in New York and extensive operations across the United States, but it will no longer be taxed as a U.S. company.

More than 50 similar deals have been done over three decades by well-known companies such as Medtronic Plc, Fruit of the Loom and Ingersoll-Rand Plc. Congressional researchers have estimated inversions, left unchecked, will cost the U.S. Treasury nearly $20 billion in the next 10 years.



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Three Shot On Tennessee State University Campus

By Aglaia Staff

One person has been killed and two others wounded by gunfire on the campus of Tennessee State University in  Nashville, police have said.

The shootings, which occurred just before 11 pm local time on Thursday, appeared to have stemmed from a dispute over a dice game in a courtyard, the Metropolitan Nashville police department said.

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Police did not say whether those involved were students. It is unclear whether any arrests have been made.

Three people were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said Tanya Stone, operations supervisor for the Metro Nashville emergency communication centre.

Last week, three people were shot and wounded during a large house party near the Tennessee State University campus.

The incidents follow a string of gun violence at or near several US schools in October, including fatal shootings on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and near Texas Southern University in Houston.


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Unidentified Foreigner Spotted Using Drone Near Parliament

By Aglaia Staff

In a major security alarm, an unidentified person was spotted flying a suspected drone near the high-security Vijay Chowk intersection close to Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament here on Saturday evening.

Police said that the incident was reported in the evening after a media person spotted a foreigner standing on the pavement near Vijay Chowk with a remote control in his hands. The foreigner was operating a flying object — suspected to be a drone — which was seen hovering around 20-30 feet above the ground, said a police official. -

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The media person told police that when he confronted the foreigner, he stopped the device and fled in a car that was parked near the pavement. The media person further claimed that the vehicle had a diplomatic registration number pertaining to the Russian embassy, said the official. The incident was caught on camera and the footage — in which the unidentified man can be seen sporting a white T-shirt and shorts — has been handed over to Parliament Street police station, said the official. “

The issue came to our notice through the media. We are inquiring into it,” said DCP (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal. He said that a special team is studying the video footage and further action will be initiated accordingly. Police said that it is only when the person who was operating the device is questioned can it be known whether the gadget was actually equipped with a camera and if he was taking photographs or videos in the high-security zone. Meanwhile, following the incident, security was tightened in and around Parliament Street and several police teams were deployed in the area.

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Love Story That Cost GVK Biosciences Its International Reputation

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A GVK Bio whistle-blower‘s personal crisis led to EU suspending approval for its generic drugs.

A torrid love affair between two employees resulted in the international scrutiny of GVK Biosciences and a ban on marketing of around 700 generic drugs tested by the facility.

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The employee, in love with a junior, left with her in 2011, prompting the girl’s parents to approach the police. As a result, GVK Biosciences — one of the largest Contract Research Organisations based in Hyderabad — dismissed the employee.

The police, during the investigation, went through the employee’s emails and found that he had written to every major drug regulatory authority in the world raising doubts about the quality of clinical research conducted at GVK Biosciences. The disgruntled employee’s emails served their intended purpose, at least for him.

International medicine agencies sought to inspect GVK Biosciences’ Hyderabad facility and alleged manipulation of data by the organisation. The European Union banned 700 drugs tested by GVK Biosciences in July this year after which the Indian government suspended the EU Free Trade Agreement (EU FTA) talks that were to resume in August after a two-year break.

It was found that the employee, though married and blessed with two children, had an illegitimate affair. He resigned from GVK Biosciences in September 2011 to sort out/resolve this issue but started blaming GVK Biosciences for his personal issue,” said Dorothy Paul, the company’s spokesperson.

The employee did not respond to email queries sent by The Hindu on October 6.

Between January and October 2013, the whistle-blower sent 15 emails to the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) and the National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety (ANSM), requesting them to audit the facility. The emails have been seen by The Hindu.

“After thorough internal investigations on the anonymous emails, GVK Biosciences filed a police complaint,” added the spokesperson. Citing his reasons for the revelations in one of the 15 emails to USFDA, the employee wrote, “cruel politics of selfish senior employees” prompted him to complain against GVK Biosciences.

Reacting to the ban by European drug regulators, the Commerce Ministry said in a release that it was “disappointed by and concerned” at the ban on “one of the flagship sectors of India”, as the story snowballed into the latest setback to the reputation of India-made generic drugs.

The ban had come in the backdrop of increasing tensions, with multinational pharmaceutical companies accusing India of having a hostile intellectual property climate. The Indian generic drug-makers had countered by accusing big pharma of using patents as an excuse to keep affordable Indian medicines from the access of poor patients.

“The IPA is deeply concerned about the damage it has caused to the reputation of the Indian pharmaceutical industry as a reliable supplier of safe, effective and quality medicine at very competitive prices to the EU Member States and their people. The banning of these 700 drugs merely on a suspicion of “manipulation” of ECGs of healthy volunteers and without sufficient evidence was uncalled for. The inspector had erred, yet the Agency did not intervene, in spite of the error being brought to its notice by the government. It only leaves doubt about its intention,” said D.G. Shah, secretary-general of Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA), a lobby of domestic drug-makers.

G.N. Singh, Drug Controller-General of India (DCGI), confirmed that he knew about the whistle-blower. “We do not know why the whistle-blower — if that was his intention — did not approach the Indian regulators first. Having said that, one must understand that there is a bigger game being played out here. I have repeatedly stated that multinational pharmaceutical companies constantly use incidents like this to bring disrepute to Indian generic drug makers,” he said.



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Voting Begins In Four North-East States

By Aglaia Staff

The 5-week parliamentary elections entered its second phase on Wednesday with voting in four north-eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland.

Simultaneous polls for two Lok Sabha and 49 of the 60 assembly seats of Arunachal Pradesh began on a peaceful note on Wednesday.


Congress, BJP, NCP, Peoples Party of Arunachal besides independents are in the fray in the Western and Eastern parliamentary constituencies, which are traditional Congress strongholds since 1975, except in 2004 when the BJP made its dent for the first time.

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering of Congress is pitted against BJP nominee Tarir Gao and PPA’S Wangman Lowangcha in the Eastern Parliamentary seat.

In the Western seat Congress MP nominee and sitting MP Takam Sanjoy has locked horns with BJP’s Kiren Rijiju in a multi-cornered contest which has eight candidates.

In the assembly polls the main contest will be between Congress and BJP but new entrant Naga Peoples Front (NPF), along with PPA and NCP are expected to put up formidable fight in several seats.

Altogether 155 candidates including 5 women are in the fray for 49 of the 60 Assembly seats in the state.

The rest 11 seats have been won uncontested by Congress. Among the winners are Chief Minister Nabam Tuki from Sagalee constituency.

An electorate of 7,53,170, including 3,77,272 women will cast their votes in 2,158 polling stations in the state.

An additional 20 companies of central paramilitary forces besides 24 existing companies have been deployed as well as 8000 policemen to maintain law and order during the polls.


Polling for the lone parliamentary seat in Nagaland which will decide the fate of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rioin began on a peaceful note on Wednesday.

Mr. Rioin is pitted against Congress’ K V Pusa and Akheu Achumi of Socialist Party (India).

This will be the first time that Nagaland would webcast poll proceedings of 84 stations out of the total 2,059 stations to maintain transparency.

Those polling stations can be viewed live through the CEO Nagaland website.

An electorate of 11,82,948, including 5,82,458 women will cast their votes during the day.


The Outer Manipur Lok Sabha seat, one of the two parliamentary constituencies in the state went to the polls on Wednesday.

A total 10 contestants from BJP, Congress, Trinamool Congress, Naga People’s Front, NCP, JD(U) and Aam Admi Party, besides three independents are in the fray.

The candidates whose fate will be decided today are sitting Congress MP Thangso Baite, Gangmumei Kamei (BJP), C Doungel (NCP), Kim Gangte (TMC), Soso Lorho (Naga People’s Front), L Gangte (JD—U) and M K Zou (AAP).


An electorate of 9,11,699, of whom 4,63,068 are women, will cast their votes in 511 polling booths.

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Indian-Origin Engineers Create Device For Wireless Technology

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Using an inexpensive Rs 3,600 inkjet printer, two Indian-origin electrical engineers at the University of Utah have for the first time produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information.


This new technique, which controls electrical conductivity within such micro-structures, could be used to rapidly fabricate superfast components in electronic devices — making wireless technology faster for printing magnetic materials.


A recently discovered technology called plasmonics marries the best aspects of optical and electronic data transfer. By crowding light into metal structures with dimensions far smaller than its wavelength, data can be transmitted at much higher frequencies such as terahertz frequencies.


“Very little well developed technology exists to create terahertz plasmonic devices, which have the potential to make wireless devices such as Bluetooth — which operates at 2.4 gigahertz frequency — 1,000 times faster than they are today,” explained Ajay Nahata, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and senior author.


Using a commercially available inkjet printer and two different colour cartridges filled with silver and carbon ink, Nahata and his colleague Barun Gupta printed 10 different plasmonic structures with a periodic array of 2,500 holes with different sizes and spacing on a 2.5-inch-by-2.5 inch plastic sheet.


“Because we can draw and print these structures exactly as we want them, our technique lets you make rapid changes to the plasmonic properties of the metal, without the million dollar instrumentation typically used to fabricate these structures,” Nahata added.


Depending on the relative amounts of silver and carbon ink used, the researchers could control the plasmonic array’s electrical conductivity or how efficient it was in carrying an electrical current.


Plasmonic arrays are currently made using micro-fabrication techniques that require expensive equipment and manufacture only one array at a time. Until now, controlling conductivity in these arrays has proven extremely difficult for researchers.


Nahata and Gupta used terahertz imaging to measure the effect of printed plasmonic arrays on a beam of light. When light with terahertz frequency is directed at a periodic array of holes in a metal layer, it can result in resonance — a fundamental property best illustrated by a champagne flute shattering when it encounters a musical tone of the right pitch.


According to Nahata, with this new printing technique, “We have an extra level of control over both the transmission of light and electrical conductivity in these devices”. You can now design structures with as many different variations as the printer can produce, he added in a study that appeared in the journal Advanced Optical Materials


These faster plasmonic arrays could prove useful for wireless devices and printing magnetic materials for greater functionality in different devices.


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Six Years On, Mumbai Awaits CCTV Project

By Aglaia Staff

Mumbai’s wait for a much-delayed CCTV-based surveillance system may get a little longer with the state government deciding to extend the deadline for the submission of the bids for around Rs1,000 crore project due to lack of response from potential bidders.


The CCTV project was initiated after the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008, and the high-level enquiry committee headed by former union home secretary Ram Pradhan, which probed the attacks, had also touched the issue.

It plans to install around 6,000 CCTV cameras across 1,500 identified locations with an average of 14 cameras per sq km. The project will also include 12 patrolling vans with mounted cameras and 1,000 police vans with GPS.

In November 2013, which saw the fifth anniversary of the 26/11 attacks, the state government invited Request for Proposals (RFP) to design, implement and operate a state-of-the-art, internet protocol-based CCTV surveillance system. It also held a pre-bid meeting.

The first attempt by the state to award the project hit a dead end after one of the companies in the consortium which had successfully bid for it was blacklisted. In the second attempt, the selected bidder faced a financial crunch and failed to deposit the bank guarantee.

“While 38 bid documents were taken, we did not receive any bids by February 13, which was the last date for submission. Hence, we extended the duration to February 24,” said a state government source. He said one reason for the poor response could be the stringent conditions laid down in the tender.

The official said the tender consisted of conditions like the companies having a net profit of Rs100 crore for three years. “The IT industry has been in a bad shape in the past few years,” said the official, adding that hence, it was necessary for the condition to be diluted.

“Otherwise, that leaves only the big players in the fray… but many multinational firms have been dithering in submitting their bids,” the officials said, adding that some IT majors were seeking that they get a mobilisation advance for the project. According to the conditions, the successful bidder will get 20 per cent of the cost of the project if it goes live in 52 months and the companies have been seeking the extension to 62 months and the increase in the amount to 40 per cent. The remaining amount will be paid in phases over the next five years. The source said that the potential bidders had sought over 880 pre-bid clarifications and added that the project would be challenging considering the extent of work and amount of digging of roads required. The source further added that some potential bidders had also sought a “mobilisation advance” if the project were to be successfully awarded to them.

The work on installing 1,285 CCTV cameras in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad has already been awarded.

Incidentally, the Pradhan report had pointed out that the Mumbai city police had no ready access to the CCTV cameras mounted in private premises including hotels. These had to be requisitioned legally if need be. However, the police force in places like New York have ready access to these cameras.


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Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead Of Overdose

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 Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the leading actors of his generation, who won an Academy Award for his title role in the film “Capote,” was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday in what a New York police source described as an apparent drug overdose. 

Hoffman, 46, was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of his Greenwich Village apartment by police responding to a 911 call, and Emergency Medical Service workers declared him dead on the scene, New York City Police said in a statement. An investigation was ongoing. 

A police spokesman said investigators found Hoffman with a syringe in his arm and recovered two small plastic bags in the apartment containing a substance suspected of being heroin. A police department source earlier told Reuters that Hoffman had died of an apparent drug overdose. 

Hoffman, who is survived by three children with his partner Mimi O’Donnell, had detailed his struggles with substance abuse in the past. 

“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone,” Hoffman’s family said in a statement issued through his publicist. 

“This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving. Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers,” it added. A representative said the family would not make any further statements for now. 

Onlookers gathered on Sunday afternoon near Hoffman’s apartment in a four-story red brick building in a fashionable neighborhood of the West Village, where many other actors keep homes. The entire block was cordoned off by police. 

Rachel Melman, a neighbor who described herself as a fan, said she frequently saw him around the neighborhood. 

“I never spoke to him, but I always wanted to,” she said, adding that she would see him sitting on the scaffolding of the building, often dressed in socks and no shoes, “just reading and hanging out out there. 

“Of course I’m sad. It was such a shocker,” she said. 

CNN, citing a law enforcement official, reported that Hoffman was last seen alive at 8 p.m. Saturday. He had been expected to pick up his children on Sunday but failed to show up, prompting playwright David Katz and another person to go to his apartment, where they found him dead, CNN said. 

Hoffman spoke in the past of struggling with drugs, including a 2006 interview in which he told CBS he had abused “anything I could get my hands on. I liked it all.” 

His death, if confirmed from an overdose, would recall the 2008 death of actor Heath Ledger, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment from a lethal combination of drugs. 

Born in upstate New York near Rochester, Hoffman won the Best Actor Oscar for the 2005 biographical film “Capote,” in which he played writer Truman Capote. He also received three Academy Award nominations as best supporting actor, for ” The Master” in 2013, “Doubt” in 2009 and “Charlie Wilson’s War” in 2008. 

After more than a dozen earlier roles, Hoffman burst onto the film scene in 1997′s ” Boogie Nights,” in which he played a lovelorn gay man in a movie about the porn industry that helped make Mark Wahlberg a star. 


Hoffman appeared in blockbusters such as ” Twister” and ” The Hunger Games” series. But he was more often associated with the independent film world for his intense portrayals of often disturbing and complex characters in such films as “Happiness,” in which he played an obscene phone caller, and “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.” 

In the latter, he played a son who schemes to rob his parents’ jewelry store, resulting in their deaths. Hoffman could also play nice, as in his portrayal of an angelic nurse in “Magnolia.” 

Other noteworthy films included ” Moneyvball,” “The Savages,” “Cold Mountain” and “Scent of a Woman,” one of his earliest films, which garnered its star, Al Pacino, an Oscar. 

Lionsgate, the studio behind “The Hunger Games” called Hoffman “one of the most gifted actors of our generation.” 

“We’re very fortunate that he graced our Hunger Games family. Losing him in his prime is a tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Philip’s family,” the studio said in a statement. 

Hoffman also frequently appeared on Broadway, earning Tony award nominations for “Death of a Salesman,” “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” and “True West.” 

Showtime, the cable television network which had just ordered a 10-episode comedy, “Happyish,” starring Hoffman and produced by his company, Cooper’s Town Productions, mourned the loss of the talented actor. 

“Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of our generation’s finest and most brilliant actors. He was also a gifted comedic talent. It was a great privilege and pleasure to work with him and we are all absolutely devastated by this sudden loss,” it said. 

Hoffman appeared last month at the Sundance film festival in Utah for the premiere of “A Most Wanted Man,” an espionage thriller based on the John le Carre novel in which he played German spy Gunther Bachmann. 

At the premiere, Hoffman told Reuters that he connected to Gunther’s personality, a man driven by the shame of previous failure into an obsessive pursuit of capturing terrorists by any means necessary. 

“I think it’d be hard for anyone not to connect with the loneliness. He’s pretty lonely, driven, obsessive guy, unforgiving of himself in a lot of ways. A lot of traits that a lot of people carry in one grade or another,” Hoffman said. 


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Demis Hassabis, Strikes A Deal For Deep Mind

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A former child chess prodigy and computer game designer from London has sold his company to Google for around £300 million ($498 million) in one of the internet giant’s largest European acquisitions.

Demis Hassabis, a computer scientist, has struck the deal with Google for his secretive start-up business Deep Mind Technologies, which specialises in artificial intelligence (AI) for computers.

Hassabis, 37, has built the company by bringing together neuroscientists and computer computer engineers in an effort to use technology and medical research to help machines to mimic the brain’s ability to improve performance.

He previously led a study at University College London in 2009 that scanned human brains and found “just by looking at neural activity we were able to say what someone was thinking”.

Google founder Larry Page, who has expressed interest in making search commands easier by having an implant in the brain, is understood to have led the move.

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The website The Information claimed that Google had beaten Facebook to the acquisition and had sealed the deal after agreeing to set up an ethics board to ensure that the AI technology was not abused.

Hassabis is known within the computer gaming industry for having “a brain larger than a planet”. He began playing chess when he was four years old, reached Master Standard by the age of 13 and represented England.

He did his first work in the games industry only two years later when he entered a competition to design a clone for Space Invaders. Going into the industry seemed like “the perfect marriage between games and programing”, he has said.

By the age of 16, Hassabis began working at games company Bullfrog and co-wrote the successful game Theme Park — which was based on an amusement park and released in 1994 — in his year off before going to the University of Cambridge. His student friends struggled to believe tha

o believe that he was the author of such a successful product until they saw his name on the packaging.

After graduating in computer science from Queen’s College, Hassabis quickly returned to the games industry. He set up his own business, Elixir Studios, where he was executive designer of a game called Republic: The Revolution, which attempted to recreate a “living, breathing city” and was nominated for a BAFTA.

The Great Gamer

For many years, Hassabis

was a successful competitor in the London-based Mind Sports Olympiad, taking part in its elite Pentamind contest — a sort of mental pentathlon. Hassabis was Pentamind champion in five of the first seven years after the Olympiad was founded in 1997. His success meant that he was described as “probably the best games player in history”.

His next computer game Evil Genius, which was based on a Bond-style villain in an island lair, was more favourably received by critics. 

After selling the rights to publishers, Hassabis went into medical science to pursue his interest in AI technology. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for his game designs.

As a cognitive neuroscientist he specialised in autobiographical memory (combining personal recollection and general knowledge) and amnesia. He investigated whether patients with lesions to the Hippocampus parts of their brains suffered damage to their imagination process as well as their memory recall. He completed

his doctorate in cognitive neuroscience in 2009 at University College London and was visiting scientist at MIT and Harvard.

In 2012, he left academia to set up Deep Mind Technologies, developing technology for e-commerce and gaming. The company has a reputation for secrecy. Its aim is said to be to develop computers that think like humans. It is said to employ 50 people, including cofounders Shane Legg, a 40-year-old New Zealander, and Mustafa Seleyman, a 29-year-old Briton.

Deep Mind’s investors include US Tesla car mogul Elon Musk, early Facebook investor Peter Thiel and the family of Summly creator Nick d’Aloisio, who are all set for windfalls following the sale to Google.








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Biggest Car Dealerships In India

By Aglaia Staff

Luxury automakers in India are going out on a limb when it comes to imposing showrooms that you can’t ignore. They’re big and fancy, and an embodiment of global standards. Nippon Toyota  rules the roost when it comes to size, while JLR, Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz India now have dealerships that factor size as an important parameter.

Mercedes-Benz‘ crowning glory is their 60,000 sq ft T&T Motors Delhi dealership that can display 26 cars. Last month they inaugurated of the largest state of the art service station of North India with T&T Motors Gurgaon work shop, which stands at 62,000+ sq. ft., with 28 dedicated bays, capability to service 15,000 cars a year, at an investment of INR 300 million.


Mercedes-Benz India has recently inaugurated a new dealership in Lucknow at an investment of INR 12 crores. Smart Hoops Lucknow, located at Uttardhauna on Faizabad Road is spanned over an area of 23,000 sq ft showroom displaying a total of 11 cars of the Mercedes Benz range and 25,000 sq ft first rate service center.

The dealership also houses a Mercedes Benz Customer Lounge and an area for display of exclusive accessories and boutique items while a Mercedes Café caters to visitors and customers to the showroom. This new showroom adds to the 56 other Mercedes Benz showrooms across 32 cities in the country.

Audi’s Delhi South dealership houses 20 display cars and is spread over a total area of 30,000 sq. ft., while their Karnal showroom is spread over 66000 sq.ft., with an 11 car display, and the capacity to service 12 cars.

BMW India Deutsche Motoren dealership in Noida houses a sales and service facility spread over an area of 90,611 sq.ft. The showroom has can display 9 cars while its service workshop can cater to the servicing needs of a total of 130 cars per day across its 33 service bays.

Deutsche Motoren Faridabad spread over 130,000 sq ft is a 4S facility that houses an after-sales service facility featuring Sales, Service, Spare Parts and Business Systems. The showroom can display up to 13 cars and the workshop is has 92 bays that can service up to 350 cars each day.

Jaguar’s new 50,000 sq ft showroom has come up at Oddar Palayam, Ondipudur in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, where the 3S facility has a display area for upto 12 cars, a workshop area of 10,500 sq ft and 14 bays and onsite spare part availability. The entire range of Jaguar Land Rover models will be on sale at this new showroom and will include models such as Jaguar XJ, XF, XKR and F-Type besides the recently launched Range Rover Sport, Range Rover, Evoque, Discovery 4 and Freelander 2.
Back in 2011, Nippon Toyota in Kochi. Nippon Towers at Kalamasserry handles service, sales, spares and financing. The 3,85,000-sq.ft. building also looks into sale of pre-owned cars.


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