• Lufthansa begins search for India's most innovative SMEs in Bengaluru

    Bengaluru: The fifth edition of Lufthansa Runway to Success has taken off with mentorship camps in several Indian cities. Camps are being held across Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai, Jaipur, Kochi, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Hubli and Hyderabad. On August 12, 2017, Lufthansa invites young and aspiring entrepre...

  • SUVs may soon cost more as GST Council approves raising cap on cess

    New Delhi: Sports utility vehicles (SUVs), racing cars, station wagons and 10-seater cars, which includes some high-end cars and also cars used for rentals, may soon become more expensive as the GST Council has asked the government to raise the cess cap to 25 per cent from the current 15 per cent, a...

  • Hyundai to export 60,000 units of new Verna

    Chennai: Car major Hyundai Motor India Ltd will ship out its new and high strength Verna sedan model starting later this year, an official said on Friday. "We are targeting to sell around 4,500 units per month in the domestic market. We are confident of achieving the target. We will also start expor...

  • BITS students in contest to build 1,200 km/hour travel pod

    New Delhi: A proposed Bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will take approximately two hours, running at a maximum speed of 320-350 km per hour. But what if you were told this time could be reduced to a mere 40 minutes, travelling at a unprecedented speed of 1,200 km/hour? Most people would cal...

  • Meghalaya and modified automobiles - an age-old love affair

    By Azera Parveen Rahman Shillong: There is an endless splendour of natural beauty that would strike you on a visit to Meghalaya. Thick pine forests, green hills, countless waterfalls gushing down the slopes, low-hanging clouds and the like. One, however, also cannot miss the passion of the ordinary ...

  • Volvo's electric stance may clean up car act

    By Soumya Sarkar Unless the runaway growth of automobiles run on fossil fuels eases off, particularly in China and India, carbon dioxide emissions from cars and motorbikes will continue well into the latter half of the 21st century. It is in this context that the announcement by Volvo to phase out c...

  • Russia-India talks on buying new generation MiG-35s

    By Anjali OjhaMoscow: As the new generation Mig-35 fighter, touted as being superior to the US F-35, made its public debut at the MAKS Aerospace Exhibition, its Russian makers say talks are on with India for buying the jet.In the partially cloudy sky at the Zhukovsky airport, the 4++ generation jet ...

  • Audi recalls 850,000 diesel cars worldwide

    Frankfurt: The German auto manufacturer Audi AG announced that it will recall up to 850,000 cars with six-cylinder and eight-cylinder diesel engines worldwide except the US and Canada, to improve emissions of those cars. As a subsidiary company of Volkswagen Group, the Ingolstadt-based Audi has been...

  • France to ban petrol, diesel cars by 2040

    Paris: France is set to ban the sale of any car that uses petrol or diesel fuel by 2040, the media reported. On Thursday, Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot announced the planned ban on fossil fuel vehicles as part of a renewed commitment to the Paris climate deal, reports the BBC.Hulot, a veteran envir...

  • Tata Motors slashes passenger vehicles prices by up to 12%

    Mumbai: Tata Motors on Wednesday announced that it has slashed the prices of its passenger vehicles up to 12 per cent, following the roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). "We are offering a price reduction of upto 12 per cent ranging between Rs 3,300 and Rs 2,17,000 depending on the model an...

  • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick steps down

    San Francisco: Global ride-hailing service Uber's embattled CEO Travis Kalanick has stepped down following a strong opposition from shareholders, media reported on Wednesday.According to a report in the New York Times, Uber's five major investors had demanded that the chief executive resign immediat...

  • Bike-sharing schemes: Flourishing or running riot?

    By Liu Qin and Zhang ChunAlmost a hundred Chinese cities now have bike-sharing schemes. The bikes, in various colours, have GPS trackers and can be unlocked simply by scanning a barcode on the frame with your phone. China may be creating a new model of transportation that could be adopted globally.Z...