March 19, 2017

Maruti, Tata Motors, Renault see good sales

New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India, Tata Motors and Renault are the only auto makers among the top seven players in the Indian passenger vehicles segment to have gained market share in 11 months of the current fiscal. Hyundai Motor India, Mahindra & Mahindra, Honda Cars India and Toyota Kirloskar Motor, have all witnessed fall in market share during the period. According to the latest data from Society of Indian Automobile

Cruise policy to make India global hotspot: Gadkari

New Delhi: A policy is in the works to make India a global destination for cruise shipping and efforts are on to identify such circuits, besides a slew of steps, to boost infrastructure, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said. “A high-level task force has been appointed and top global consultants are drawing up blueprint for it,” Gadkari, who holds the shipping, road transport and highways portfolio, told. Five circuits each

Advice youngsters in their way, elders told

Chennai: “From time immemorial, we have always learnt and followed our elders. Youngsters of today need to be told things in a specific way, a modern way and so the challenge lies within elders to try and put things in their context,” said MOP Vaishnav College for Women principal Lalitha Balakrishnan. Participating in the “International Women’s Day” celebrations organsied by Senior Citizens Support (SCS) Forum at Russian Centre of Science

Chamber seeks MRTS in Kovai

Coimbatore: The local chapter of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Saturday appealed to Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to take steps for a Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) in the city to help ease traffic congestion. A memorandum submitted by a delegation of the chamber to the Chief Minister during his visit here said MRTS was much needed as Coimbatore is rated as Tier II city. It urged

PWF faces virtual split

Chennai: People’s Welfare Front, comprising CPI(M), CPI and VCK, looks to be headed for a virtual split with the Marxist party announcing its candidate for the 12 April R K Nagar bypoll brushing aside the views of other constituents not to contest. CPI(M) State Secretary G Ramakrishnan on Saturday said “difference of opinion”, arose among the constituents of the PWF following which his party decided to contest the bypoll to

Speed governors must to check road mishaps

Chennai: Speeding commercial vehicles were one of the main reasons for growing number of road accidents in the country, National Road Safety Council member Kamal Soi said on Saturday, highlighting the need for speed governors. Noting that Tamilnadu reported highest number of road mishaps in the country in 2015, he said commercial vehicles travelling at high speeds on highways were one of the main reasons for the accidents. Addressing a

New scheme to detect heart disease among children

Puducherry: Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Services of Puducherry government has introduced a Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme to screen and detect congenital heart disease among children. A release from the Deputy Director J Allirani said positive cases of congenital heart ailment among children would be referred to private hospitals in Chennai for necessary operation. The government will bear the expenditure for the surgery through the Puducherry State Health