Rolls Royce

  • AK Antony red-flags Defence Ministry proposal on Rolls Royce May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony has red-flagged a proposal of his own Ministry to continue doing business with the UK-based Rolls Royce, which is facing a CBI probe for allegedly paying bribes and engaging middlemen in contracts for supplying engines to the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. After the scam broke out...
  • Rolls-Royce to launch Ghost Series II in India by November March 30, 2014

    The Rolls-Royce Ghost series II was showcased at the recently concluded Geneva Motor Show. The new Ghost will be launched in the UK by mid-2014 and in the Indian market by November. The new model does not have major exterior changes and has little to distinguish on the outside from the...
  • CBI registers preliminary enquiry in Rolls Royce bribery case March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) into alleged bribery in the Rs 10,000 crore deal for supply of aircraft engines to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) by London-based Rolls Royce. The agency has named unknown officials of HAL, owner of Aashmore Private...
  • 5-day Hyderabad air show to start on Wednesday March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The fourth edition of the Hyderabad international air show will kick off on Wednesday, which is likely to see signing of some big ticket deals by the domestic aviation players. The show, with the theme 'Enhancing Air Connectivity' is being jointly organised by the aviation ministry and industry body FICCI...
  • Rolls Royce to return to govt Rs 18 cr paid to commission agents March 10, 2014

    Facing the heat of a CBI probe in an alleged bribery scandal, British firm Rolls Royce has written to the state-owned HAL that it was ready to return Rs 18 crore paid by it to its commission agents to the government. The Defence Ministry ordered a CBI probe into Rolls Royce's...
  • Rolls Royce denies using middlemen for HAL deal: Sources March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Defence Ministry put on hold all existing and future deals with Rolls Royce pending a CBI probe ordered into allegations of bribery and engaging middlemen in contracts worth Rs 10,000 crore for supply of aircraft engines to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, sources now say...
  • Defence Ministry puts deals with Rolls Royce on hold March 3, 2014

    The Defence Ministry has put on hold all existing and future deals with Rolls Royce pending a CBI probe ordered into allegations of bribery and engaging middlemen in contracts worth Rs 10,000 crore for supply of aircraft engines to state-owned HAL. The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has also been asked to...
  • BJP demands court-monitored probe into Rolls Royce contract March 3, 2014

    BJP on Monday demanded a court- monitored probe into alleged bribery in the purchase of Rolls -Royce aircraft engine and targeted the government once again on the issue of corruption in this context. The party was not satisfied with the CBI probe ordered by the Defence Minister alleging the government is...
  • Antony orders CBI probe into bribery charges in HAL deal March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A new potential scam has emerged with Defence Minister AK Antony ordering a CBI probe into allegations of bribery into a Rs 10,000 crore deal for supply of aircraft engines to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) by London-based Rolls Royce company. The deal relates to supply of...
  • India-born millionaire's arrest shakes up UK politics February 16, 2014

    London: The arrest of an India-born businessman and his son as part of a probe by the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into allegations of bribery at aerospace and defence major Rolls-Royce has shaken the corridors of power in Britain. Multi-millionaire Sudhir Choudhrie and his son Bhanu, well-known as major political...
  • Snapshot: Priyanka Chopra arrives at Zee Cine Awards in her new Rolls Royce car February 9, 2014

    If you have it, flaunt it. Proud owner of a Rolls Royce car, actress Priyanka Chopra arrived in style for the Zee Cine Awards. The actress, who bought the car in December 2013, made heads turn as she arrived in the luxury car on Saturday night for the event. Dressed...
  • Indian-origin woman to help specialist engineers build world's fastest car in UK August 27, 2013

    A 29-year-old Indian-origin woman from South Africa is set to join the team of specialist engineers building the world's fastest car in the UK. Beverly Singh, a mechanical engineer from Port Elizabeth, will help design the Bloodhound supersonic car, currently being built by a team of about 30 engineers in...
  • Rolls Royce launches Wraith in India at Rs 4.6 crore August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Ultra luxury car maker Rolls Royce launched its 'Wraith' model with a price starting at Rs 4.6 crore in India, as part of its expansion plans in the country. The company, which currently sells Phantom and Ghost models in the country, is also looking to expand its dealerships...
  • New Rolls-Royce Wraith coming to India in August July 22, 2013

    ere is a massive piece of news for all the Rolls-Royce fans in India. The 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith is set for an August launch. The British maker of iconic cars like the Phantom and Ghost has confirmed the launch of its latest - the Wraith: a car that effuses luxury, power...
  • Rolls-Royce plans customised cars for Indian buyers February 21, 2013

    Hyderabad: Super luxury car maker Rolls-Royce may roll out a customised edition of its Phantom and Ghost models for Indian buyers, a senior company official said today. "We want to be ready with the idea within the next two months. We are talking to professionals and designers. These discussions take...
  • First drive: 2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II August 4, 2012

    A Rolls-Royce was best sampled from the rear seat, that's a belief I lived with for the longest time. A limousine of its stature being driven by its owner raises enough eyebrows, does it not? If someone could afford to spend a princely sum for a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a driver...
  • Maharaja's tiger hunting Rolls may fetch $1 mn November 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Auction house Bonhams will put under the hammer a rare Rolls Royce Phantom modified for tiger hunting by an Indian maharaja during the days of the British Raj, featuring a mounted machine gun and a cannon, that may fetch up to $ 1 million. The custom-made 1925 Rolls...
  • Qantas flight returns after engine shutdown May 20, 2011

    Melbourne: A London-bound Qantas plane carrying 308 passengers was on Friday forced to return to Bangkok after take-off due to an engine shut down, the latest incident related to a Rolls-Royce engine. The Boeing 747 flight returned to Bangkok on Friday morning after pilots shut down one of four engines on...
  • Overdrive: the Geneva motor show, the Budget 2011 March 6, 2011

    This week, 'Overdrive' takes you to the Geneva motor show and also discusses the automobile market post the Budget 2011. ...
  • Overdrive: All new Rolls Royce Ghost December 19, 2010

    On this episode of Overdrive, we bring to you the baby of the Rolls Royce-Ghost and much more. ...
  • Qantas slaps notice against Trent 900 engines December 2, 2010

    Melbourne: Superjumbo A380, world's flying wonder has manufacturing defects in its Trent engines that could lead to "catastrophic engine failures" in flight, Australian Flight Safety officials have warned. The officials have recommended that the airlines who are flying the superjumbos that use Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines to carry out more checks...
  • Legends on wheels: Rolls Royce Ghost, Freelander 2 December 5, 2009

    Bold, aggressive and yet graceful: that is what the Overdrive feels. About Landrover’s compact SUV Freelander 2. At an ex showroom price of Rs 45.03 lakh in Mumbai it is no cheap luxury, but it is an SUV which you can drive everywhere and anywhere. Plus, a look at Rolls...
  • Rolls-Royce to slash up to 2,000 jobs November 20, 2008

    London: Rolls-Royce Group said Thursday it plans to cut up to 2,000 jobs next year as demand for its products slumps amid the global economic downturn. The aircraft engine maker said it plans to slash 140 jobs at its aerospace assembly and test facility in Derby, England. The company said this was...
  • Rolls-Royce captures heart of India, sets shop in Delhi September 12, 2008

    New Delhi Once touted as the car of Maharajas, the Rolls-Royce will now start rolling out from its second Indian showroom, in the national capital, with a price tag of Rs 3.15 crore set for its cheapest offering. The company, which opened its first Indian showroom in Mumbai in 2005, is...
  • Mystery of Bachchans' imported cars June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: When actor Abhishek Bachchan turned 31 on February 5 it was reported that he was gifted a spanking new Bentley. By only four days later, Amar Singh took it back and drove in the point that he was its rightful owner. “This is not a gift to Abhishek or Amitabh...
  • Bachchans' cars a tax-saving ploy June 20, 2007

    Mumbai: The Bachchans have been in news for having acquired two imported cars — silver Rolls Royce Phantom and Bentley — this month. While one turns out to be a very expensive gift to Amitabh Bachchan by filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the other one belongs to their family friend Amar...
  • Big B gifted Rs 3.5 cr Rolls Royce June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra is so smitten by Amitabh Bachchan’s performance in the film Eklavya that he has gifted the superstar a silver Phantom Rolls Royce worth Rs 3.5 crore as a thank you present. “He gifted me a great performance,” said Chopra and added in jest, “He promised...
  • Rolls-Royce for new maharajas June 17, 2007

    Detroit: Rolls-Royce exited India after Independence but it returned to the country in 2005 with its Phantom Sedan. Now the carmaker has a new product for the Indian market – a Phantom convertible launched at the ongoing North American International Auto Show in Detroit. While several vintage Rolls-Royce convertibles can...