Germany's Volkswagen Group today announced recall of 3,23,700 vehicles across its three brands -- Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen -- in India after a government-ordered probe found it using diesel engines equipped with a defeat device which help cheat emission tests.
Announcing "a voluntary recall for updating all cars with EA189 engines in the Indian market", the company said the recall will cover cars sold from 2008 till end of November 2015 in India.
The recall will encompass...
RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today kept the key policy rate unchanged but affirmed the central bank's commitment to ease it as and when room is available, saying inflation is likely to perform better than expected.
Accordingly, the repo rate at which the Reserve Bank lends to the system will continue at 6.75 per cent. The cash reserve ratio (CRR) or the amount of deposits banks park with RBI has also been unchanged at 4 per cent....
Heavy rains today lashed parts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, and neighbouring Puducherry, disrupting flight movement and leaving several areas inundated.
The picture looks no better for tomorrow with the weather office forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall for Tamil Nadu, especially over the northern districts of Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram.
It also forecast heavy rains for Puducherry.
"The trough of low pressure now lies over Southwest Bay adjoining Sri Lanka off Tamil Nadu," officials at the Regional...
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the Paris climate summit.
"...Obviously, if the meeting did take place, we welcome it," Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here yesterday when asked for the UN chief's response to the meeting between the two South Asian leaders on the margins of climate conference.
Modi and Sharif met briefly yesterday in Paris as...
BJP MPs were today asked to avoid making provocative statements amid the debate in Parliament over the issue of intolerance where controversial comments by some party leaders, including ministers, have come in handy for the opposition in its attack on the government.
In the first parliamentary party meeting during the Winter session, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told the members that provocative statements are being used by the anti-BJP forces to deflect the attention from...
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today demanded abolition of death penalty, describing it as an "aberration in a healthy democracy".
Raising the issue during Zero Hour, he said hanging people does not deter crime and there is a lot of subjectivity in application of death penalty.
"It (death penalty) is an aberration in a healthy democracy," Tharoor said, adding that instead preventive and reformative measures should be strengthened to prevent crimes.
Contending that death penalty has mostly affected the...
A court here today remanded former media baron Peter Mukerjea in judicial custody till December 14 in the Sheena Bora murder case.
"The accused is remanded in judicial custody till December 14," Magistrate N B Shinde said.
CBI counsel Kavita Patil told the court that the agency's investigation for now is over and Peter may be remanded in judicial custody.
Yesterday, CBI had secured Peter's custody for one more day (till today) telling the court that it...
The real dirt of India lies not on the streets but in "our minds and in our unwillingness to let go of views that divide society into them and us", President Pranab Mukherjee said here today emphasising on cleansing minds of divisive thoughts.
Speaking at a function in Sabarmati Ashram here, Mukherjee cited Gandhiji's vision of India as an inclusive nation where every section of population lived in equality and enjoyed equal opportunity and said the essence...
Social activist Anna Hazare today said he will step in if the NDA government at the Centre puts obstructions in the way of Janlokpal Bill, introduced in Delhi Assembly by the AAP government.
The anti-corruption crusader was talking to reporters after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Kumar Vishwas and Sanjay Singh met him at his native Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district to brief him on the salient features of the Janlokpal Bill, tabled in...
India has said it is open to joining and supporting regional initiatives, including the expansion of the Afghan Pakistan Trade and Transit Agreement, to ensure Afghanistan's greater integration into the South Asian region.
India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Asoke Mukerji also voiced concern over the security situation in the country.
"Afghanistan will be able to achieve its optimal economic potential only if it is allowed freedom of transit to major markets in South Asia. We...
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