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August car sales down over 18 percent: SIAM


September 10th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Higher fuel prices and interest rates and a slowdown in the economy saw car sales plummeting more than 18 percent in August, the biggest drop ... Read more...

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Shutdowns the bane of Kerala: CM


September 7th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvnanthapuram, Sep 7 (IANS) If you ask Chief Minister Oommen Chandy what the single-biggest deterrent to Kerala's progress is, pat comes his reply: "The calling of hartals (shutdowns) at ... Read more...

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Four shot at in South African mine: Police


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 3 (IANS) Security guards shot and wounded four people at a mine near Johannesburg early Monday, police said, adding one of the injured was in a serious condition.The ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki sales down 40 percent in August


September 1st, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki logged 40 percent lower sales in August as compared to the offtake during the corresponding month of 2011.The automobile maker was hit by labour ... Read more...

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Kingfisher Airlines faces operational shutdown, says CAPA


August 24th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Kinghfisher Airlines may have to shut down operations if $600 million cash is not infused in the next two months, the Centre for Asia Pacific ... Read more...

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South Africa declares week of mourning


August 20th, 2012 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 20 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma Sunday declared a week-long national mourning after 44 people died during a labour unrest.Thirty-four people were killed in a shootout Thursday ... Read more...

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Talks on suspended workers fail at Honda scooters


August 8th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 7 (IANS) Talks between the workers' union and the company management on the issue of two suspended workers at the Honda Scooters factory in Manesar failed Tuesday. The ... Read more...

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Haryana to post police battalion in Manesar


August 1st, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 1 (IANS) The Haryana government will station a police battalion in Manesar where violence blamed on workers at the Maruti-Suzuki factory left an officer dead.The government move is ... Read more...

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21 countries register for Kerala investment meet: Chandy


July 31st, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday said that 21 countries and 1,600 delegates have now registered for the Emerging Kerala investment meet to be held ... Read more...

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Labour pains for Haryana government (Haryana Newsletter)


July 27th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 27 (IANS) The violence at the Maruti Suzuki car manufacturing plant at Manesar near Gurgaon this month brought back memories of the July 25, 2005 violence at the ... Read more...

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Maruti not to abandon Manesar plant, says Bhargava (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Passenger car major Maruti Suzuki declared an indefinite lockout at its Manesar (Haryana) plant but denied any plans to shift after Wednesday's violent clashes that ... Read more...

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Manesar violence blow to Maruti, may hit Japanese investment


July 20th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The violent clashes between workers and management staff at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant in Haryana Wednesday may hit the leading car maker's plans to ... Read more...

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SIT to probe fresh violence in Maruti Manesar plant (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon/Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe Wednesday's labour unrest and fire incident in Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant, in which an official was ... Read more...

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SIT to probe Maruti’s fresh violence


July 19th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 19 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe Wednesday's labour unrest and fire incident in Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant, in which an official was ... Read more...

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One killed in fire at Maruti car plant


July 19th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 18 (IANS) One person was killed and over two dozen people were injured in a fire in automobile major Maruti's plant at Manesar in Haryana Wednesday as thousands ... Read more...

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Fire at Maruti plant


July 18th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 18 (IANS) A fire broke out in automobile major Maruti's plant at Manesar in Haryana Wednesday as thousands of protesting workers locked its main gates trapping officials inside, ... Read more...

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Angola workers crisis: Bihar asks PM to intervene


May 19th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Concerned over the safety of over 1,100 Indian workers, including those from Bihar, facing trouble in Angola, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has sought Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Will swiftly resolve workers crisis in Angola: Krishna


May 18th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) With over 1,100 Indian workers in trouble in Angola, Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday said all efforts for "swift resolution" of the ... Read more...

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India conveys concerns over workers unrest to Angolan envoy


May 17th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) In the backdrop of over 1,100 Indian workers' protest over pay-related issues in Angola, India Thursday called the southern African nation's envoy to South ... Read more...

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India says it is acting to resolve its workers’ crisis in Angola


May 16th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Indian government is "acting on all fronts" to resolve a crisis faced by its 1,100 workers at a cement factory in Angola and ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki expects car sales to rise 10 percent 2012-13


April 5th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Market leader Maruti Suzuki Thursday said it is expecting 10 percent growth in sales of passenger cars this fiscal on the back of a higher ... Read more...

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Excise duty hike pushes auto sales up in March (Roundup)


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, April 2 (IANS) The Indian automobile sector Monday reported healthy sales numbers for March as customers rushed to buy vehicles ahead of a price hike after the ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki’s March sales up 3.3 percent


April 2nd, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki Monday reported a rise of 3.3 percent in March sales including exports at 125,952 units from 121,952 units in ... Read more...

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Dunlop India suspends operations at Chennai plant


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Tyre maker Dunlop India has suspended operations at its plant here citing labour unrest.In a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange, the Rs.174 crore turnover company ... Read more...

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Maruti ramps up car production to bring down waiting period


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) After reporting lower sales for its inability to meet the boom in demand for diesel vehicles, country's leading car maker Maruti Suzuki Friday said it is ... Read more...

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Maruti plans to roll out SUVs and MPVs


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki has ramped up production of the diesel versions of its passenger cars and plans to roll out SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) and MPVs (Multi-purpose ... Read more...

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Regency Ceramics declares lockout at Yanam unit


February 1st, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Floor tiles major Regency Ceramics Ltd Wednesday declared a lockout at its unit in Yanam, Puducherry, which was burnt down during last week's labour unrest.A three-page ... Read more...

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Regency Ceramics to revive damaged plant in Yanam


January 31st, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Regency Ceramics plans to re-open in the next few months its factory in Yanam, which sustained massive damage in labour unrest last week, but is waiting ... Read more...

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Auto sales up 22.2 percent in November


December 8th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Despite high input costs, fuel price hikes and rising interest rates, the Indian automobile sector's November sales grew by 22.22 percent at 1,489,714 units from ... Read more...

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Assam gas project cost rises to Rs.8,920 crore


November 16th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The government Wednesday revised upward the cost estimate of the Assam Gas Cracker project to Rs.8,920 crore from the earlier Rs.5,460.61 crore due to ... Read more...

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Not shying from investing in Haryana plants: Maruti Suzuki


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 3 (IANS) Automobile giant Maruti Suzuki Thursday said that its decision to buy land in Gujarat is based on the need to expand capacity for meeting future ... Read more...

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Strike, interest rates dampen automobile sales


November 1st, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, Nov 1 (IANS) Production losses at industry leader Maruti Suzuki and a slump in sales because of high interest rates and rising fuel prices have resulted in a ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki to buy land in Gujarat for unit


October 29th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 29 (IANS) Automobile giant Maruti Suzuki Saturday said it will buy land in Gujarat for setting up new manufacturing facilities."The board granted approval to purchase land in ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki quarterly net profit declines 59.81 percent


October 29th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Automobile giant Maruti Suzuki Saturday reported a decline of 59.81 percent in its net profit for the quarter ended Sep 30 due to the prolonged ... Read more...

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Hooda optimistic of breakthrough in Maruti impasse


October 20th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Gurgaon, Oct 20 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Thursday said he expected the talks the Maruti Suzuki management and striking workers were having to end the dragging ... Read more...

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