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

CM unveils works worth Rs 1,313 cr in 4 districts

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said his government was the continuation of the good governance given by former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who gave various development projects in the entire sector. Speaking after inaugurating various development schemes worth Rs 1,313 crore for four districts of Coimbatore, Erode, Tirupur and Nilgiris districts at a function in Coimbatore on Saturday, he said that the government was implementing schemes announced by Jayalalithaa

3 students run over by mini lorry on ECR

Chennai: Three engineering students were killed on the spot when the twowheelers in which they were riding were knocked down by a mini-lorry near Kovalam – ECR Junction in the wee hours of today. According to police sources, Sakthivel (20), Ravikumar (20), Sasikumar (20) and Prakash (22) were studying at a private engineering college in Sholinganallur. They were returning in two motorcycles after visiting a friend in the wee hours.

India takes lead thanks to Pujara

Ranchi: Cheteshwar Pujara was unbeaten on 182 in a resolute batting display of more than five sessions as India managed lead in their first innings in reply to Australia’s 451 at lunch on day four of the third cricket Test here today. Shortly after lunch, Indian had scored 474 for 6 with Saha unbeaten on 78. Pujara and Saha added 146 runs so far for the eighth wicket. India number

Pak violates ceasefire along LoC

Jammu: Pakistani troops today violated the ceasefire twice by firing from automatic weapons along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali and Balakote sectors of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army. There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Bhimbher Gali and Balakote sectors from 6 am to 6.45 am using 2 inch mortars and automatic weapons, a Defence Spokesman said today. Army troops gave a befitting reply,