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  • 2015 BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe to be launched in India on November 26 October 27, 2014

    After the launch of the new Mini 3- and 5-door in India, the M3 sedan and M4 coupe from BMW will be hitting showrooms on November 26. Apart from the slightly modified nomenclature, the highlight in the cars would be the new engine running them. The twin-turbo 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged engine...
  • Kim Jong Un's recent public appearance raise speculations over his long absence October 16, 2014

    Days after Kim Jong Un made his public appearance after a long period of absence, speculations have arisen over his disappearing act. ...
  • US cuts more Thailand aid, considers moving exercises June 25, 2014

    Washington: The United States said it has suspended more assistance to Thailand in response to a military coup and was considering moving a major regional exercise out of the kingdom. Washington has blocked $4.7 million in securityrelated aid to Thailand, which accounts for roughly half of its $10.5 million in annual...
  • US: Thai coup repressive, likely to last June 25, 2014

    Washington: Thailand's recent military takeover is more repressive and likely to endure longer than the last military coup eight years ago, a senior US official has said. Top diplomat for Southeast Asia, Scot Marciel, voiced concern over censorship of media and the Internet and detentions and intimidation of hundreds of political...
  • More than 110,000 Cambodian migrants flee Thailand after coup June 15, 2014

    Phnom Penh: More than 110,000 Cambodians have fled Thailand to return home in the past week, fearing a crackdown on migrant workers after last month's military takeover, an official said on Sunday. Labourers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar play a key role in Thai industries such as seafood, agriculture and...
  • Thai Army Chief: Elections could occur in 1 year May 31, 2014

    Bangkok: The head of the military junta that took control of Thailand in a coup last week said today that elections may not occur for more than a year because peace and reforms must be achieved first. Army commander Gen Prayuth Chanocha spelled out the junta's plans in his first speech...
  • US cancels military exercise with Thailand after coup May 25, 2014

    The US has cancelled an ongoing military exercise with Thailand and scrapped several bilateral engagements while urging restoration of democratic rule in the Southeast Asian country in the wake of a bloodless coup there. Thailand's army on Thursday seized power in a coup after months of antigovernment protests. The military junta...
  • Thailand army disbands Senate, intensifies postcoup crackdown May 24, 2014

    Thailand's military junta on Saturday dismissed the country's Senate as it intensified its postcoup crackdown and summoned 35 more people after detaining former premier Yingluck Shinawatra and top leaders of the ousted government for up to a week. "The Senate is dismissed. Responsibility for any laws needing the approval of the...
  • Opposition to Thailand coup simmers, former PM Yingluck Shinawatra in 'safe place' May 24, 2014

    Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was in a "safe place" on Saturday, an aide said, after being held by Thailand's army following its seizure of power this week, as opposition to the coup grew among her supporters and prodemocracy activists. The army moved on Thursday after failing to forge a compromise...
  • Thai military summons former premier, other leaders after coup May 23, 2014

    Thailand's military junta on Friday tightened its grip on the politically unstable nation, summoning the entire ousted cabinet, including former premier Yingluck Shinawatra to a meeting to restore peace and order, a day after it staged a coup. Yingluck was among the 155 people General Prayuth Chanocha, the army chief, summoned...
  • Thai military junta suspends constitution, seizes power May 22, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand's new military junta has announced that it has suspended the country's constitution. A military statement broadcast on national television on Thursday confirmed the nation's caretaker government is no longer in power but said the Senate will remain in place. The news came two hours after army chief Gen Prayuth Chanocha...
  • Thailand Army chief announces coup to restore stability in the country May 22, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand Army Chief General Prayuth ChanOcha has announced coup to restore stability and order after six months of political deadlock and turmoil in the country. General Prayuth Chanocha announced in a statement broadcast on national television that the commission which imposed martial law Tuesday would now take control of the...
  • Thailand's army declares martial law, says not a coup May 20, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand's army declared martial law on Tuesday to restore order after six months of antigovernment protests that have left the country without a proper functioning government, but denied that it was staging a military coup. The caretaker government led by supporters of selfexiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra was still in...
  • 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe launched in India at Rs 1.75 crore April 3, 2014

    BMW India has launched the 2014 M6 Gran Coupe at Rs 1,75,40,000 pan India. The M6 is the petrol-powered performance oriented variant of the 6 Series Gran Coupe and is now the flagship model in the M series. As is the case with most M variants, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe...
  • Antony defends Army, says no possibility of military coup ever February 23, 2014

    Seeking to put a lid on fresh controversy over movement of two army units near Delhi in 2012, Defence Minister A K Antony on Sunday said Indian military is a responsible force which obeys the civilian government's decisions and in no circumstances there will be a military coup in the...
  • Auto Expo 2014 Jaguar Land Rover lineup: FTYPE Coupe, Range Rover LWB and Project 7 February 2, 2014

    While we're still reeling from the sheer aural and visual impact of the Jaguar FTYPE drop top, Jaguar plans to send us back into a frenzy of poppinncracking with the new FTYPE coupe. The top of the line FTYPE R will feature a new 550PS V8 which is 55PS more...
  • Auto Expo 2014 MercedesBenz lineup: Concept GLA, CLA45 AMG and M Guard January 30, 2014

    2013 was a good year for MercedesBenz. The company released a slew of new models and reclaimed its position as the top luxury manufacturer in India for a few months. The company plans to keep the momentum up for 2014 and will kickstart the year by showcasing the CLAClass, GLAClass...
  • Auto Expo 2014 Volkswagen lineup: Taigun, Tiguan, Passat and WRC car January 30, 2014

    Volkswagen has had a good 2013 in terms of launches with as many as eight new models and variants going on sale in India. The brand's Polo TSI has especially been well received. For the 2014 Auto Expo however, VW will not be showing any more updates but will have...
  • Auto Expo 2014 BMW lineup: M6 Gran coupe, i8, 3 Series GT and X5 January 30, 2014

    BMW is coming to the Auto Expo with guns blazing. The company will have an arsenal of both high performance vehicles and an environmentally conscious electric and hybrid machine. Just as we told you a few months ago, the German manufacturer will launch the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo at...
  • Auto Expo 2014 Audi lineup: A3 sedan, R18 etron quattro and special editions January 30, 2014

    Audi will be displaying over halfadozen cars at the Auto Expo, including the Le Mans winning race car R18 etron and the A3 sedan. The soon to be launched A3 sedan will be Audi's most compact offering in India. As of now the stripped Q3 S SUV with a manual...
  • Honda India Auto Expo 2014 lineup: Honda Mobilio, Jazz, Vision XS1 January 29, 2014

    Honda seems to be on a roll, the Amaze is doing very well for them and the new City is already eyeing top spot in the Csegment. The car has launched before the Auto Expo but will be on display along with the various Modulo accessories specially made for it....
  • BMW i8 to be showcased at Auto Expo 2014 January 29, 2014

    The BMW i8 heralds a new breed of environmentally conscious hybrid sports cars that are both efficient and fun to drive. The i8 was launched at the 2013 Frankfurt Show for a price of Rs 86.72 lakh(before taxes and duties). That puts it in line with conventional sports cars like...
  • Auto Expo 2014 Toyota lineup: Toyota 86, Corolla, Etios Cross January 28, 2014

    Toyota will have a strong stand this time around at the expo. The company will be showcasing its new Corolla. The Corolla may have been the best selling nameplate in the world, however in India it hasn't exactly been a cash cow for its maker. More often than not, the...
  • Mercedes to unveil CLA 45 AMG sedan at Auto Expo 2014 January 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Riding on the success of its cars last year in India, German luxury carmaker Mercedes Benz will showcase a range of products, including the CLA45 AMG sedan, at the upcoming Auto Expo. Outlining the company's plans for India's flagship auto show, the firm said...
  • Audi to debut A3 sedan at Auto Expo January 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Buoyed by impressive sales last year in India, German luxury car maker Audi is gearing up to showcase a host of models, including the debut of its A3 sedan, at the upcoming Auto Expo. "We believe in being at the right place with the right product and experience for...