By Aradhana Aravindan PUNE (Reuters) - Tata Motors on Wednesday launched eight upgrades of existing models, including a CNG-fuelled version of its low-cost Nano, but said little about plans for completely new vehicles to help reverse sliding car sales in India. In recent quarters, strong performance at its luxury Jaguar Land Rover unit has helped compensate for weak passenger car sales at home, where Tata is losing market share to rivals Hyundai Motor Co and Maruti Suzuki, which last year launched its successful Ertiga multi-purpose vehicle. ...
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- Rupee slips to another low ahead of US Fed meeting IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Indian rupee fell to 58.91 against a dollar Wednesday, fractionally less than the record low of 58.98 hit last week, on concerns that the … More »
- 163 people rescued from flooded areas in Uttarakhand, Himachal IANS
A total of 163 people were rescued Tuesday from flood-affected areas caused by torrential rains in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, disaster management officials … More »
- Karnataka MLAs were frugal in their poll spending! IANS
Bangalore, June 19 (IANS) Fighting and winning Karnataka assembly poll on an average costs just about Rs.700,000, less than half of the Election Commission-imposed … More »
- It's 'burning hot' in wettest place on Planet Earth IANS
Sohra, June 19 (IANS) It has been raining cats and dogs in India's northern states, but Cherrapunjee (renamed Sohra) - known as one of the wettest places on the … More »
- Gujarat CM counters UPA govt claims, walks away with Rs 59,000 crore Hindustan Times
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi took a backseat and allowed his men to settle scores with the Planning Commission regarding the panel's criticism of Gujarat's … More »
- Monsoon fury toll mounts in north India, rescue efforts on IANS
Swollen mountain rivers fed by heavy rains destroyed homes and property in many areas in north India even as the monsoon downpour continued, leading to flooding and … More »
- China completes Internet, phone monitoring scheme for Tibet Reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has completed a monitoring scheme in restive Tibet that requires all telephone and internet users to register under their real names, state media said on Wednesday, as part of a campaign to crack down on what officials describe as rumours. Tibetans are already closely watched, due to decades of often violent unrest in protest at Chinese rule, which Beijing blames on exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. By the end of last year, all 2.76 million fixed line and mobile telephone users and 1. ...
- Suicide bomber, gunmen attack UN office in Somalia Reuters
By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked a United Nations compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police and witnesses said, in a strike that bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda-linked militants. The bomber set off his explosives outside the gate of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) base before attackers ran inside and opened fire on security guards, a senior police official told Reuters. Gunfire could still be heard more than 30 minutes after the initial explosion. It was not immediately clear whether any U.N. ...
- Syrian rebels claim attack on Shi'ites in Lebanon Reuters
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Syrian rebel unit has claimed responsibility in a video for killing four Shi'ite men in Lebanon this week as Syria's civil war spills into its smaller, religiously divided neighbour. In the video, posted on Tuesday by a group calling itself the "Syrian Mujahideen Unit", a fighter says his brigade killed the four men as they were trying to enter Syria. He said they were members of Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shi'ite militant group that has actively helped Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his fight against a mostly Sunni Muslim revolt. ...
- Islamists say behind U.N. compound attack in Somalia Reuters
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab said on Wednesday its fighters were behind an attack on a United Nations compound in Mogadishu and said a battle between their gunmen and security forces continued more than an hour after an initial blast. "Mujahideen units from the Martyrdom Brigade have stormed the UNDP compound near the airport in Mogadishu," the group said on its official Twitter feed @HSMPRESS1. A U.N. spokesman in Mogadishu said the attackers had entered the compound. (Editing by Richard Lough and Edmund Blair)
- Obama to revive push for nuclear weapons cuts in Berlin speech Reuters
By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton BERLIN (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will use a speech on Wednesday to revive proposals for a world without nuclear arms by targeting cuts in deployed nuclear weapons of up to a third below levels achieved in a 2010 treaty with Russia, a senior U.S. official said. In Berlin, where John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan gave Cold War speeches denouncing the division of the city, he will try to move beyond the "New START" treaty that required the United States and Russia to cut stockpiles of deployed nuclear weapons to 1,550 each by 2018. "The U.S. ...
- Llambias resigns as Newcastle United managing director Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias resigned on Wednesday, the day after Joe Kinnear's controversial return to the Premier League club as director of football. The Newcastle website (www.nufc.co.uk) gave no reason for the departure but quoted Llambias as saying he had been on "an incredible journey" during his five years at the club, "including some challenging times". Llambias had said in a statement on Tuesday that "the board are pleased to welcome Joe back to the club". ...
- Sensex ends higher ahead of Fed outcome; telecom stocks lead Reuters
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The BSE Sensex edged up on Wednesday amid volatility ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve policy outcome, with telecom stocks such as Idea Cellular gaining as new roaming regulations were seen as less stringent than expected. Idea Cellular provisionally rose 4.5 percent, while Bharti Airtel ended 2.4 percent higher and Reliance Communications rose 1.7 percent. The BSE Sensex provisionally gained 0.09 percent, while the Nifty ended up 0.12 percent. (Reporting by Abhishek Vishnoi; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)
- FACTBOX - Formula One's international tribunal Reuters
REUTERS - Mercedes and tyre supplier Pirelli appear before Formula One's International Tribunal in Paris on Thursday to face charges that they broke Formula One testing regulations in Spain in May. This factbox details the issues and potential outcomes. WHAT IS THE TRIBUNAL? The tribunal was set up by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) in 2010 to rule on matters submitted by the FIA to ensure that the regulations are upheld. Thursday's hearing will be the first time it has ruled on an F1 controversy. ...
- Brawn needs brains to avoid F1 tyre trouble Reuters
By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Mercedes principal Ross Brawn, a past master at finding Formula One loopholes, may need to pull another rabbit from his magician's hat on Thursday if his team are to escape potentially heavy sanctions. The burly Englishman will explain to an International Tribunal hearing in Paris why the team of 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton and Germany's Nico Rosberg should escape punishment for apparently breaking strict rules on testing. ...
- EU fines Ranbaxy, others for blocking cheaper drugs Reuters
By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Nine drugmakers, including Denmark's Lundbeck and India's Ranbaxy , were fined a total of 146 million euros by EU antitrust regulators on Wednesday for blocking the supply of a cheaper anti-depressant medicine to the market. The punishments follow a 2009 report by the European Commission on the pharmaceutical sector, which said "pay-for-delay" deals lead to consumers paying as much as 20 percent more for their medicines. The EU action came two days after the U.S. Supreme Court said that U.S. ...
- A Minute With: Gemma Arterton on choosing roles, new challenges Reuters
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - British actress Gemma Arterton does not need to worry about typecasting with roles ranging from a fairy tale character and literary heroines to MI6 agent Strawberry Fields in the 2008 James Bond film "Quantum of Solace." In "Unfinished Song," a comedy-drama that opens in U.S. theaters on Friday, Arterton, 27, stars as Elizabeth, a music teacher in a boys' school. She also directs a choir for seniors, which includes Marion, played by Vanessa Redgrave, and forges a special friendship with her cantankerous retired husband, played by Terence Stamp. ...
- IAAF denies prior knowledge of Italian Schwazer's doping Reuters
By Karolos Grohmann REUTERS - The world athletics body (IAAF) on Wednesday denied that it had any prior knowledge or evidence of Italian 2008 Olympic race walk champion Alex Schwazer's doping practices before he was caught with a positive test last year. Schwazer, who was one of Italy's big medal hopes, was excluded from last year's London Olympics after testing positive for the banned blood-boosting substance EPO days before the start of the Games. He was banned for three-and-a-half years by Italian authorities earlier this year. ...
- Afghan government irked over U.S. talks with Taliban Reuters
By Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai distanced himself from U.S. peace talks with Taliban insurgents that are likely to begin on Thursday, and, as a mark of displeasure, said the government was suspending negotiations with Washington over a troop agreement. A senior Afghan official told Reuters on Wednesday that the government was unhappy over the official status being given to the Taliban, who opened an office in Doha, the capital of Qatar, on Tuesday. U.S. ...
- Japan finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwater Reuters
By Osamu Tsukimori and Yuka Obayashi TOKYO (Reuters) - High levels of a toxic substance called strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the utility that runs the facility said on Wednesday. Strontium-90 is a by-product of the fission of uranium and plutonium in nuclear reactors as well as nuclear weapons, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says on its website. ...
- 483 people rescued from flooded areas in north India: NDRF IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A total of 483 people were rescued by the NDRF from flood-affected areas caused by torrential rains in various places of north India, including Uttarakhand, a disaster management official said Wednesday.
- Court allows lie detector test on Raja Bhaiyya IANS
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) A special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday allowed the investigative agency to conduct a polygraph test on former Uttar Pradesh minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh aka Raja Bhaiyya.
- Australian charged in attack on Indian restaurateur IANS
Sydney, June 19 (IANS) Police in Australia charged a man Wednesday in connection with a vicious gang attack on the owner of an Indian restaurateur earlier this month.
- Punjab hires private chopper to rescue stranded people IANS
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) With hundreds of pilgrims from Punjab stranded near the Sikh shrine of Hemkund Sahib in the calamity-hit Uttarakhand, the Punjab government has hired a private helicopter to airlift them, a spokesman of the Chief Minister's Office said here Wednesday.
- Nitish wins trust vote, says BJP won't win in 2014 IANS
Patna, June 19 (IANS) Three days after he dumped the BJP, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday proved his majority in the assembly and declared that his former ally won't win the next Lok Sabha battle.
- President to visit Tripura IANS
Agartala, June 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a two-day visit to the Left Front ruled Tripura from Thursday, an official said here Wednesday.
- Is UP heading for a flood crisis? IANS
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) With monsoon rains lashing Uttar Pradesh and river banks breached in several districts, the state may be headed for one of its worst flooding.
- Rupee slips to another low ahead of US Fed meeting IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Indian rupee fell to 58.91 against a dollar Wednesday, fractionally less than the record low of 58.98 hit last week, on concerns that the US Federal Reserve might signal cutting back on stimulus that will strengthen the greenback further.
- Atul Singh Coca-Cola's new deputy president, Pacific Group IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Atul Singh, Coca-Cola's president and CEO (India and Southwest Asia), will take over as deputy president (Pacific Group) from July 1, the company said Wednesday.
- It's 'burning hot' in wettest place on Planet Earth IANS
Sohra, June 19 (IANS) It has been raining cats and dogs in India's northern states, but Cherrapunjee (renamed Sohra) - known as one of the wettest places on the earth - nestled in the abode of clouds in Meghalaya in is "burning hot" at over 28 degrees Celsius!
- Nitish Kumar wins trust vote IANS
Patna, June 19 (IANS) Three days after he dumped long-time ally BJP, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday won a trust vote to prove his majority in the state assembly.
- Lucky didn't have to struggle: Palak Muchhal IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Playback singer Palak Muchhal, who hogged the limelight after singing "Lapata" in Salman Khan starrer "Ek Tha Tiger", considers herself lukcy as she didn't have to struggle much.
- Theatre akin to investment for comedian Kapil IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Popular stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma, who has turned producer with "Comedy Nights with Kapil", considers his 12-year theatre experience, when he worked for free, as an investment.
- Scant respect for cyclists, say experts IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Cyclists face a harrowing time on roads as motorists have scant respect for them, said experts who feel that India's cycling coach Ruma Chatterjee's death in a road accident on the Noida Expressway was due to the driver's negligence.
- Champions Tropny semifinals: England put South Africa in to bat IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) England opted to field against South Africa in the first semifinal of the Champions Trophy at the Kennington Oval here Wednesday.
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