Honda unveils compact crossover WR-V

Honda Cars has finally forayed into the lucrative but competitive sub-4 meter sports utility vehicle (SUV) space in the country with the launch of its all-new Honda WR-V (winsome runabout-vehicle). Honda calls it a new “sporty lifestyle vehicle”.
After the new City in February, the WR-V model is its second launch this year.

Fast food, cola firms on collision course with FSSAI over junk label

Worried over an uncertain business future, many multinational and national food processors have joined hands to thwart India’s attempt to move on to a healthier and nutritious food market.
It is an area, which successive governments have steered clear of, for the fear of ruffling influential feathers. Soft drinks and food processing companies, as well as retail food chains, have met a couple of times since January to discuss strategy to counter a move to brand some food as ‘junk food’ and label it accordingly, sources said.

Renault chiefs implicated in emissions fraud: report

Renault has cheated for over 25 years on pollution tests for diesel and petrol engines with the knowledge of top management, according to a report by French fraud investigators obtained on Wednesday by AFP.
"The entire chain of management" up to the French car maker's chief executive Carlos Ghosn (in pic) was implicated in the "fraudulent strategies", said the report, which led prosecutors to open a probe into Renault in January.
Renault swiftly denied the accusations.

JCB India offers one-stop solution for road builders

JCB India is now moving from products to one-stop-solution for construction of roads and highways.
The company, which claims to sells one JCB machine out of two bought in the country, showcased a range of machines on Thursday at its factory at Talegaon, near Pune.
“Roads and highways continue to be a major driver for infrastructure growth in India and the government’s focus is evident through the significant outlay it has made towards this sector,” Vipin Sondhi, managing director and CEO at JCB India told Financial Chronicle.

Telecom mergers gather pace, Idea-ATC talks on

The high-octane telecom shotgun wedding is coming to fruition. Vodafone Group is nearing an initial agreement to merge its Indian operations with Idea Cellular in a deal that would create the largest telecom company in one of the world’s most competitive markets, people with knowledge of the matter said. The two companies plan to announce a preliminary agreement as early as this week, though the accord is unlikely to spell out the merged entity’s shareholding structure because the due diligence has not yet been completed.

Rupa teams up with Fruit of the Loom of US

Oban Fashions Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rupa & Company Limited, has entered into a License Agreement with Fruit of the Loom Inc, a New York based company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Company (a Warren Buffet company). In the new scheme, of things, Rupa & Company’s subsidiary will have the exclusive license to manufacture, distribute, advertise and sell innerwear and outerwear products for men, boys, women, girls and toddler in India, under their brand names and marks.

Zoomcar on expansion spree

Zoomcar, India’s first 100 per cent self-drive car rental company, which at present, has a fleet of over 3,000 cars pan-India, is looking at adding 500 cars per month on an average and in the process offering a fleet of over 4,000 cars by the next quarter (by June). Eventually Zoomcar has lined up plans to have a fleet size of over 25,000 cars by the end of 2018, said Greg Moran, CEO & co-founder, Bangalore-based Zoomcar. The company will also make its services based on marketplace model available across 30 cities in the country by June, he said.

Why Timex is the best watch for the money

Silvio Leonardi, an Italy-born executive at the Holland-based parent company of Timex, said, “If I say to an American person, ‘It takes a licking,’ they will continue the phrase.” Leonardi is its senior vice president of international markets, and his mission is to keep Timex ticking as a worldwide style item.

Paris to New Delhi, the technologies of elegance

With their effervescent and down to earth attitude, coupled with an air of avant-garde restraint, one could never have guessed that France based designers Didier Lecoanet and Hemant Sagar are all set to complete 36 years in the fashion industry. But that’s what happens when you’re on top of the game.

All the action at the Amazon India Fashion Week

It’s that time of the year when fashion takes center stage and the season’s hottest trends are up for grabs. It was style central at the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2017 in association with Maybelline New York which kick started at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium yesterday. Needless to say the best spot in the house is by the runway, but we present all that’s worth taking note of at this one stop spot for all things fashionable.