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  • Indian motor sports gets government recognition at last 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian government has finally recognised motor sports as a sport by including governing body FMSCI in the list of sports ministry-backed National Sports Federations (NSF). The development comes at a rather quiet period for Indian motorsports and at a time when efforts are being made to bring Formula...
  • The all-new Chevrolet Spark (Chevrolet Beat for India) unveiled April 2, 2015

    After releasing teasers of the new Chevrolet Spark (Beat for India), General Motors has finally unveiled the car at the New York Auto Show 2015. The new Chevrolet Beat sits on a slightly longer wheelbase and loses out on that youthful design seen in the previous car. General Motors says that...
  • Delhi: 32-year-old man injured in road accident gets over Rs 22 lakh March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A 32-year-old man, who was grievously injured in a road accident involving a rashly driven truck, has been awarded a compensation of over Rs 22 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT). MACT Presiding Officer Manish Gupta directed Oriental Insurance Company Ltd, insurer of the offending truck,...
  • General Motors launches the updated Chevrolet Captiva in India at Rs 25.13 lakh March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: General Motors India today launched an updated version of its sports utility vehicle Captiva, priced up to Rs 27.36 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Commenting on the launch General Motors India President and Managing Director Arvind Saxena said the introduction of the all new 'MY 15 Captiva' is in line with...
  • Sensex at one-month low, down 65 points on profit-booking March 16, 2015

    Mumbai: In a volatile trade, the benchmark Sensex on Monday fell over 65 points to hit an over one-month low of 28,437.71 on profit-booking in metal, FMCG, oil & gas and power stocks ahead of the US Federal Reserve's policy meet. The 30-share Sensex after hitting a session high of...
  • Rajya Sabha to sit beyond 7 PM from Monday March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha will sit for late hours in last week of the first half of the budget session from Monday to clear the pending legislative and other businesses. The Business Advisory Committee of the House that met on Thursday decided that the House will sit beyond 7 pm from...
  • Chinese automaker SAIC Motor, Alibaba to invest $160 million in Internet-connected cars March 13, 2015

    Beijing: Chinese auto maker SAIC Motor Corp Ltd said on Thursday it would join forces with e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to invest $160 million in a fund to develop Internet-connected cars. The pair will establish a joint venture and aim to launch their first car in 2016, SAIC said...
  • Parliament nod to allow e-rickshaws in Delhi March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Parliament on Wednesday cleared a bill to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws in Delhi, months after Delhi High Court had put a ban on them. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to amend the 1988 Act was passed by Rajya...
  • Delhi government to organise e-rickshaw camps again March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government will organise a 4-day special camp for registration of e-rickshaws from Tuesday, giving a final opportunity to the drivers of such vehicles. The government had also organised special camps in February for issuing licenses to drivers of e-rickshaw and registering e-rickshaws. "The 4-day special camps will be organised...
  • Bill to allow e-rickshaws in Delhi passed in Lok Sabha March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It is the third ordinance to be replaced by a bill passed by the Lower House since Monday, the others being the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and...
  • Michael Schumacher's teenage son Mick moves up to Formula 4 March 2, 2015

    Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher's teenage son is following in his father's racing footsteps after moving up to Formula 4 from kart this year, his new team said on Monday. Mick Schumacher, whose father -- a seven-time F1 champion -- suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013...
  • Bill to allow e-rickshaw operations in Delhi introduced in Lok Sabha March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 introduced by Minister of State for Road Transport P Radhakrishnan, will replace an ordinance promulgated in January in this regard. E-rickshaws,...
  • Car technology troublesome but important to buyers February 26, 2015

    Detroit: Connecting a mobile phone and giving voice commands are still causing drivers problems, but new technology features will be highly desirable to buyers when they make their next new vehicle purchase, according to a study of auto dependability released on Wednesday. Looks and exterior design are still the top reasons...
  • Force India hope to debut new F1 car on Friday February 25, 2015

    London: Force India will have a maximum of three days testing with their new Formula One car before the start of the season after the team said it would not debut in Spain until Friday. "The VJM08 will arrive in Barcelona on Friday morning and the final set up will take...
  • Government approves Motor Vehicles Act amendment bill February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The government is believed to have approved a bill, proposing amendments to the existing Motor Vehicles Act, to replace an Ordinance brought out last year for enabling plying of e-rickshaws in the National Capital. According to sources, the Cabinet this evening approved Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill to be tabled...
  • Minority shareholders voting on Gujarat plant in 6 months: Maruti January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India expects to obtain minority shareholders approval on its plans to let parent Suzuki Motor Corporation own and invest in its upcoming plant in Gujarat in the next six months. The company, which had delayed seeking the approval for the same, is awaiting the amendments to...
  • Tata Motors gears up to revive the Nano January 23, 2015

    Kolkata: Tata Motors is gearing up to revive the country's cheapest car Nano which is still on bumpy roads. "We are doing 2,000-2,500 units per month. It is below expectation and there is 'some product intervention (on Nano)' which is going to happen," Tata Motors sales head (south & east) Ashesh...
  • Tata Motors launches the Bolt hatchback in India at Rs 4.45 lakh onwards January 22, 2015

    Tata Motors have launched their latest resurrection weapon in the Indian market, the Bolt. After having tasted success with their mid-size sedan, the Zest, Tata Motors are now gunning for a sizeable share of the lucrative hatchback market. The Bolt is available from a starting price of Rs 4.45 lakh...
  • Chevrolet Bolt: General Motor's concept electric car can travel up to 320 kms on a single charge January 13, 2015

    Detroit: With the introduction of an affordable electric car that can go 200 miles on a single charge, General Motors sets up a showdown with Tesla to sell an electric vehicle to the masses. It may also upstage a car of its own. GM unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt, a $30,000 concept...
  • Suzuki Chairman says Gujarat plant will be ready by 2017: Vibrant Gujarat Summit January 11, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Suzuki Motor Corp's new car manufacturing unit in Gujarat, being set up at an investment of Rs 4,000 crore, will be ready by 2017, its Chairman Osamu Suzuki said. "Currently we are constructing a new plant in Gujarat... we will complete it by 2017 with the support of Chief Minister...
  • Tata Bolt to be launched in India on January 20 December 29, 2014

    Tata Motors will launch the highly anticipated Bolt hatchback in India on January 20, 2015. The Indian marque has already started accepting bookings online for the Bolt. The Bolt has been built on the same platform as the Indica Vista X11. However, unlike the Vista which looked very much like...
  • Tata Motors starts online booking for the upcoming Bolt hatchback December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Motors has launched online bookings for its soon to be launched hatchback 'Bolt'. Customers can book the Bolt online by making a payment of Rs 11,000, Tata Motors said in a statement today. Bolt, which will be available in petrol and diesel variants, is the second brand new vehicle...
  • Bill to regularise e-rickshaw introduced in Lok Sabha December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for battery-operated vehicles was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday, paving the way for such vehicles to ply in the national capital and other places. The Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2014, was introduced in the...
  • Overdrive: Review of Tata Bolt December 13, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, we bring you the review of Tata Bolt. ...
  • Delhi rape: Nitin Gadkari opposes ban on cabs, says need to fix the system December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday opposed the ban on some taxi services saying there was a need to fix the system instead. Gadkari's remarks came in the backdrop of a Uber cab driver raping a 25-year-old MNC employee on December 5. Gadkari said, "Train main hua to...
  • Delhi: Major fire breaks out at TATA Motors godown December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A major fire broke down in Tata Motors godown in south Delhi's Mahipalpur area on Friday evening. Nearly 30 fire engines were sent to the spot to douse off the flames. No casualty has been reported. More information awaited. ...
  • Rubens Barrichello wins stock car title in Brazil December 1, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Former Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello has won his first stock car title in Brazil. The 42-year-old Brazilian finished third in Sunday's season-ending race in Curitiba to secure the title in his second full season in the series. Barrichello finished eighth in the drivers' standings last season. It was Barrichello's...
  • Watch: Mark Webber survives horror crash in Brazil December 1, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Mark Webber was undergoing medical checks Sunday after a horrific crash during the final race of the World Endurance Championship in Brazil. The Australian's Porsche collided with Matteo Cressoni's Ferrari before slamming into a wall at Sao Paulo's Interlagos circuit, Xinhua reported. At the time of the incident, Webber was...
  • Overdrive: Tata Motors celebrates 60 years of truck manufacturing in Jamshedpur November 30, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, CNBC-TV 18 talks to Tata Motors Executive Director Ravi Pisharody about his experience with Tata Motors. ...