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Demonetisation brigade silenced

India, Jan. 23 -- The big takeaway is not what portion of the scrapped currency has returned as deposits into the banking system. It cannot be a barometer of demonetisation's success. What matters is, what portion of the money that came back is wealth that had never been accounted for

The year 2016 was the year of Black Swans, the biggest one being Donald Trump trumping Hillary Clinton, leaving the credibility of American media that never saw it... Read More


12 new Volvo buses soon, with over six women conductors

Lucknow, Jan. 22 -- Commuting to New Delhi or Jaipur via bus will now be easier, as a dozen more Volvo buses will be introduced to run from Lucknow on different routes. What is more, over half of them will have women conductors.

The state transport department has identified six routes from Lucknow where these buses will be deployed. These routes are New Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, Dehradun and Jaipur.

In its recruitment drive two months ago, the dep... Read More


2018 Ford Mustang Convertible unveiled

India, Jan. 22 -- Ford recently took the wraps off a facelifted version of the Mustang coupe. It sports a revised design, updated feature list and smaller engine option list. And now following in the footsteps of its hardtop sibling, Ford has unveiled the convertible version of the 2018 Mustang.The convertible Mustang is exactly the same as its hardtop sibling save for the section behind second row which has been modified to accommodate the foldi... Read More


Ford to expand network in remote areas

India, Jan. 22 -- As part of Ford's plans to expand and strengthen its presence in the Indian market, the automaker will be expanding its footprint in tier-3 and tier-4 towns. In next two to three years, Ford is planning to expand its sales and service outlets to 500 from the current 376 and most of it will be based in smaller towns.

Ford to expand network in remote areas

Ford's sales and service facility is spread across 209 cities across the ... Read More


Tata Motors announces April-December passenger car sales up by 18 pct

New Delhi, Jan. 22 -- Automotive manufacturing company Tata Motors Ltd. has announced a steady growth in 2016 despite demonetisation between April and December with a registered growth in its car sales with 17.5 percent.

It projected that in the current fiscal, between April and December 2016, the growth in car sales is 17.5 percent to 1.2 lakh units over the same period last year. Industry grew by eight percent during the nine months.

The comp... Read More


Mali : Bouyé Haïdara, Cherif de Nioro : « Au lieu de s'occuper de moi, qu'il [IBK] se préoccupe plutôt de la fin de son régne ! »

Mali, janvier 22 -- Le Chérif de Nioro a récemment refusé un luxueux cadeau d'IBK qui n'est rien de moins qu'une Mercedes Brabus année 2016 convoyée jusqu'à Nioro par le Fiston national, Karim Kéita lui-méme. Le leader religieux ne s'est pas contenté de rejeter le présent. Il a profité de l'occasion pour se faire entendre du charitable donateur.

«Au lieu de s'occuper de moi, qu'il se préoccupe plutôt de la fin de son régne», a-t-il froidement la... Read More


Tata Motors Apr-Dec passenger car sales grows 18%

Kolkata, Jan. 22 -- The passenger car division of Tata Motors Ltd has grown steadily in 2016 despite demonetisation move and between April and December 2016 the company has registered a car sales growth of 17.5 per cent. "In the current fiscal, between April and December 2016, the growth in car sales is 17.5 per cent to 1.2 lakh units over the same period last year. Industry grew by 8 per cent during the nine months. We expect to end the year wit... Read More


A quaint house in the hills

India, Jan. 22 -- Pahadi House in Kanatal, Uttarakhand, is the perfect place to savour the simple life of the hills and also to see the Himalayan landscape, writes AMITAV CHAKRABORTY

Tired of three months of driving and high altitude treks with my St Bernard, Leo, I decided to call it a day and decided to check out some resorts in Uttarakhand where my travels were taking me to. I found a lot of options but my search continued for a place that is... Read More


FIVE STUDENTS HURT AS CAR RAMS INTO MEDIAN

Mysuru, Jan. 22 -- Five students sustained injuries when the Volkswagen Car (KA-55 M-7075) in which they were travelling rammed into a median near Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) College on Outer Ring Road yesterday afternoon. The injured, who are being treated at Columbia Asia Hospital, have been identified as Mohammed Nayeem, Parveen Pasha, Ishak Shahid, Syed Nabeer and Mohammed Avez, all residents of Subhashnagar in N.R. Mohalla. S... Read More


3 killed, 4 critical as cars collide head-on in Odisha capital

Bhubaneswar, Jan. 21 -- In a tragic incident, three persons were killed and four others critically injured after two cars collided head-on near Tomando in Odisha capital late last night.

The deceased were identified as Prabhat Behera (42) of Gopalpur village in Janla area, Happy (35) of Kalapathar area in Khordha and Papu Mohapatra (24) of Rakma area in Nayagarh.

According to reports, the mishap took place when a Scorpio SUV was going towards K... Read More