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Delhi seeks to block Uber app after rape claim

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Authorities in Delhi have asked the national government to block the Uber app, saying the cab hailing company is operating illegally in the Indian capital...

26 Feb 2015 12:13


New Delhi bans all web taxis after Uber rape claim

NEW DELHI, INDIA: New Delhi has extended a ban on Uber to all web-based taxi services in the Indian capital...

10 Dec 2014 12:19


Tata Motors' profit triples on JLR sales

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Tata Motors, India's top vehicle group, on Monday (10 February) reported a tripling of quarterly net profit in a sterling performance by British luxury brand Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), which offset dismal domestic sales.

11 Feb 2014 07:42


Tata's new Nano now with power steering

MUMBAI, INDIA: India's struggling Tata Nano, launched in 2009 as the world's cheapest car, unveiled a new, pricier variant of the jelly-bean-shaped car now with power-steering in a bid to boost flagging sales.

14 Jan 2014 09:11


India's Ratan Tata sees brighter future for Nano

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's struggling Tata Nano, billed as the world's cheapest car, could still have a strong future with a more upmarket image, claims Tata group tycoon Ratan Tata, as the company looks to give the hatchback a new start.

2 Dec 2013 08:20


India car sales post steepest drop in decade

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's car sales fell nearly five percent year-on-year in the first half of the financial year due to the weak economy. This is the steepest drop in a decade, according to data released on Tuesday (8 October).

9 Oct 2013 07:38


Tata rebrands 'world's cheapest car' to boost sales

MUMBAI, INDIA: India's top vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors says it plans to reposition the Nano as a "smart city car" after its marketing pitch as the world's cheapest vehicle resulted in disappointing sales.

22 Aug 2013 12:42


India's car sales drop for ninth time

NEW DELHI INDIA: India's car sales slid by over seven percent in July, marking a ninth month of decline, industry data showed on Monday (12 August), as an economic slump and high borrowing costs discouraged buyers.

13 Aug 2013 11:35


Indian employees fired after GM's recall

NEW DELHI, INDIA: General Motors said on Saturday (27 July) it has fired "several employees" after violations of company policy led to the recall of 114,000 of its Chevrolet Tavera sport-utility vehicles in India.

29 Jul 2013 07:28


Datsun back in India as brand returns

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Japanese car company Nissan resurrected its iconic Datsun marque on Monday (15 July) as it launched its new generation of vehicles for economy-minded buyers in emerging markets.

16 Jul 2013 08:48


India's car sales drop 12% in May

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Car sales in India slid by over 12% in May, data showed Tuesday (11 June), marking an unprecedented seventh month of decline as an industry body warned that layoffs now loomed in the once-booming sector.

12 Jun 2013 08:49


Car sales slump in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Car sales in India's once-booming passenger market plunged nearly 26% last month on an annual basis, their worst performance in 12 years, industry figures showed on Monday (11 March).

12 Mar 2013 07:19


Bigger is better says motor industry

Growing affluence in emerging markets is good news for manufacturers of gas-guzzling vehicles.

11 Mar 2013 07:32


Jaguar Land Rover raises US$500m

MUMBAI, INDIA: British luxury car company Jaguar Land Rover, owned by India's Tata Motors, said on Tuesday (29 January) it raised US$500m through a bond issue to fund operating costs and growth plans

31 Jan 2013 12:05


Mahindra wants to buy Aston Martin

MUMBAI, INDIA: Indian car manufacturer Mahindra is competing with Italian buyout firm Investindustrial for a stake in British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin, media reports said on Monday (26 November).

27 Nov 2012 07:43


Bajaj launches new ultra-low-cost car

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Indian manufacturer Bajaj Auto unveiled an ultra-low-cost car on Tuesday 3 January, its first foray into the four-wheel market, pitching the vehicle as a solution to urban pollution and congestion.

6 Jan 2012 08:41


Tendulkar bats for Castrol

MUMBAI, INDIA: Castrol, the world's leading lubrication company, recently announced the signing of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar as their global brand ambassador for the next two years.

1 Feb 2011 10:25


Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.

27 Oct 2010 06:22


The talking newspaper

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Volkswagen brand awareness is notoriously low in India so to launch the Sedan Vento, Volkswagen needed something that would make them stand out in the highly competitive mass-market segment.

14 Oct 2010 09:59

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