Friday , 26 April 2019


Maruti to pull the plug on diesel cars from April next year

PTI New Delhi India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) will discontinue sale of diesel cars in the country from April next year, coinciding with the transition of the automobile industry to stricter BS VI emission norms, a top company official said Thursday. The auto major currently gets 23 per cent of its total sales in the domestic market from ... Read More »

India to stop importing oil from Iran

Says will make up lost volumes from alternate sources PTI New Delhi India will stop importing crude oil from Iran following the US move to end sanction waivers, and will use alternate supply sources such as Saudi Arabia to make up for the lost volumes, top officials and industry sources said Tuesday. The Trump administration Monday decided not to renew ... Read More »

Varanasi: Telangana farmers may contest against Modi

IANS Hyderabad Fifty turmeric farmers from Nizamabad district of Telangana plan to contest the election against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency to highlight their problems. After making their presence felt in Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency in April 11 election, a group of farmers on Tuesday announced their decision to take on Modi, who is seeking re-election ... Read More »

Rahul promises special kisan budget from next year

IANS Rajasthan Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday that a Special Kisan Budget will be presented in Parliament next year if the party is voted to power in the ongoing general elections. “There will be two budgets presented in Parliament from next year, one will be the national budget which is presented each year while the other budget will ... Read More »

Jio tops 4G download, Vodafone upload speed in March

IANS New Delhi With 22.2 Mbps (megabits per second) average download speed, Reliance Jio topped the 4G download speed chart of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for March. For Jio, it’s an improvement over 20.9 Mbps achieved in February. Reliance Jio was the fastest 4G operator in 2018 with the highest average download speed all through the year. ... Read More »

SpiceJet inks pact with Emirates for code-share partnership

PTI Mumbai Budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday said it has inked an initial pact with Gulf-based Emirates for code-share partnership, a move that will give wider connectivity to its passengers on the latter’s network across the US, Europe, Africa and Middle East. In turn, Emirates’ passengers will enjoy unhindered access to SpiceJet’s 51 domestic destinations — 10 through direct connectivity ... Read More »

Investors demand write-offs as Jet owes over `11,000 cr outstanding debt

IANS Mumbai Prospective investors in the temporarily grounded Jet Airways have asked lenders to take a massive haircut or write-off around 80 per cent outstanding debt of the airline which is more than Rs 11,000 crore, document and sources revealed on Monday. According to industry insiders, nine India based banks and two international lenders are expected to suffer major write-off ... Read More »

DTH players violating new norms to face strict action: TRAI chief

PTI New Delhi Telecom regulator TRAI on Monday warned of strict action against those cable TV and DTH players who are found violating its new tariff order and regulatory regime. The watchdog also promised to shortly begin “audit” of subscriber management and other IT systems of errant operators. TRAI chairman R S Sharma said consumer choice and consumer interest are ... Read More »

‘Trump’s assertion of India being the tariff king incorrect’

New Delhi: President Donald Trump’s allegation that India is tariff king does not hold true and India has the right to take appropriate measures to protect its domestic interests in specific sectors, Trade Promotion Council of India said on Friday. Please like & share: Read More »