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INDIA

Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric drive

NEW DELHI, India: India will roll out nearly 100,000 battery-powered buses and autorickshaws onto its sulphurous city streets in the coming weeks...

18 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

India's Mistry launches legal battle against Tata Sons

Cyrus Mistry, the ousted former chairman of Indian conglomerate Tata, took his battle against former employer Tata Sons to court Tuesday...

22 Dec 2016

INDIA

Smartphone makers seek growth in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Smartphone manufacturers are in a race to capture the bottom of India's economic pyramid as they battle for customers in the fast-growing low-end market where analysts say opportunities are vast.

8 Sep 2014

INDIA

Shoes that show you where you're going

NEW DELHI, INDIA: "Wizard of Oz" heroine Dorothy only had to click her ruby red slippers together and they would spirit her home to Kansas.

1 Sep 2014

INDIA

Intex smartphone costs just $33

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Intex, the manufacturer of a new $33 smartphone billed as India's cheapest said it aims to sell 500,000 devices in the next three months in what it called a "new era" for the market.

28 Aug 2014

INDIA

India is no longer a land of 'snake charmers and black magic'

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said a "digital India" could compete with the world and hailed its information technology professionals for banishing the country's image as a land of "snake charmers and black magic".

18 Aug 2014

INDIA

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

INDIA

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

INDIA

Telecommunications pact between Reliance and Bharti

NEW DELHI - Two of India's billionaire tycoons announced a pact that will see them share telecommunications infrastructure that may accelerate roll-out of communication services in the fiercely competitive sector while cutting costs of using these technologies.

13 Dec 2013

INDIA

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

INDIA

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

INDIA

Nokia says India 'least favourite market': report

Tax problems lead to Nokia criticism of India as its "least favourable market"in which to operate.

26 Aug 2013

CAMEROON

Counterfeit medicine trade targets Africa's poor

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: From Cameroon to Ivory Coast, Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), traders in counterfeit drugs do a thriving business with the utmost cynicism and sometimes at the cost of human lives.

24 Aug 2013

INDIA

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

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