Pune

Commercial vehicles take lead over others

The commercial vehicle industry in the country has started off the financial year in style, clocking a strong growth, bringing cheers to the auto makers in Asia’s third biggest economy.

Commercial vehicle sales, a key barometer of economic activity in the country, expanded to 75.95 per cent in the last month to an all time high of 72,993 units albeit on a low base of April 2017, latest data from industry trade body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers or Siam shows.

Resilient Indian auto industry to clock double digit growth

The growing Indian automobile market, is all geared to fire on all cylinders to continue the growth trajectory this fiscal. The apex trade body, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers or Siam and auto analysts say the auto industry is all set to grow in the higher single digit in the passenger vehicle segment and double digit in the commercial vehicle segment. Motorcycles sales will be moderate but scooter sales are expected to rise sharply.

Race edition of TVS Apache RTR 180 unveiled

TVS Motor Company, India’s third largest two wheeler maker by sales on Wednesday launched the race edition of TVS Apache RTR 180 in India to take on rivals such as market leader Hero MotoCorp, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter and Bajaj Auto.

Priced at Rs 83,233 in  Delhi showroom, the TVS Apache RTR 180 Race edition primarily competes with the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CB Hornet and Bajaj Pulsar 180.

The motorcycle special edition comes in a single colour, pearl white, and will be offered with front and rear disc brakes as standard.

Hyatt unveils EQ:IQ

Luxury hotel Hyatt Regency Pune has unveiled a new events space named EQ:IQ, i.e., emotional quotient: intelligence quotient. With an area of 19,000Sq.ft, it is the largest events space in the city.

Hyatt Regency Pune claimed EQ:IQ is one of its kind concept in the country that creates the perfect balance of work and play. Each room—curiously named Newton, Einstein, Galileo-- is equipped with the latest technology.

BMW’s Mini on expansion spree

BMW, India’s second biggest German luxury car maker by sales, is on a roll. Last week it announced how it's is betting big on its iconic British brand Mini as the Gurgaon-headquartered automobile major starts local production of the all-new second generation Mini Countryman at its factory in Chennai from June.

The company is also considering assembling more models under Mini range in the country to make them affordable and expand the luxury car market.

The ultra-luxurious ‘Indian’ Roadmaster Elite

Polaris India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based Polaris Industries Inc, on Wednesday expanded its super bike portfolio by introducing its all new iconic flagship motorcycle the ‘Indian' Roadmaster Elite priced at Rs 48 lakh in Mumbai.

Indian Motorcycles is the American oldest brand manufacturing sophisticated and technologically advanced bikes under two categories called cruisers and tourers starting with the engine capacity of 1,000 cc.

Maruti gains big as auto sector starts FY19 on a mixed note

Automobile majors Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra, and Tata Motors began the new fiscal on a positive note, posting good domestic passenger vehicle sales growth in April in Asia’s third biggest car mart. However, Toyota-Kirloskar and Ford reports sales decline. Others did not share data till going to the press.

Maharashtra to be drought-free in 5 years: Aamir Khan

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is making waves again after taking on the challenge for water conservation to fight the drought in Maharashtra.

The 53-year-old actor is enrolling college students from Pune, Mumbai, Nashik, Nagpur and other cities to become jalmitras and join his initiative, ‘shramdaan’ (volunteer work offering) to carry out watershed management work being executed in the remote perennial drought-prone villages of Maharashtra.

Water stewardship project spells prosperity for drought-prone villages

The scorching summer is upon us. With it hundreds of villages in the drought prone regions of the country dry up, forcing hapless villagers, especially wo­men to trudge long miles to bring home a pail of that precious water. And the government water tankers are not enough to quench the thirst of both the man and the beast.

But not so in 100 villages spread across three drought-prone districts of Ahmednagar, Jalna, Dhule in Mah­ar­a­s­h­tra and six villages in the Meheboob­nagar district of Telengana in the south.

Aamir Khan scripts real life water story

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is making waves again after taking on the challenge for water conservation to fight the drought in Maharashtra.

The 53-year-old actor is enrolling college students from Pune, Mumbai, Nashik, Nagpur and other cities to become jalmitras and join his initiative, ‘shramdaan’ (volunteer work offering) to carry out watershed management work being executed in the remote perennial drought-prone villages of Maharashtra.

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