More than 100 people have been killed and hundreds injured after a series of explosions rocked churches in Sri Lanka. Footage circulated on social media showed the roof of one church almost entirely blown off, as people rushed to help worshippers caught in the attacks on one of the most important days in the Christian calendar.Sri Lankan president calls for calm after more than 100 killed in attacksSri Lanka church and hotel attacks: at least 100 killed in Easter Sunday explosions – live Continue reading... [...]
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Police sources say explosions hit churches in the north of the capital Colombo and town of NegomboExplosions hit two churches in Sri Lanka on Sunday, injuring at least 80 people as worshippers attended Easter services, police and health officials said.“Eighty people have already been admitted, and more are still coming in,” an official at the Colombo National Hospital told AFP on condition of anonymity. Continue reading... [...]
New Delhi, Apr 20: Let us have a look at the weather forecast for Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad on April 21. Bengaluru:Rain and thundershower activities would continue over some places of Jharkhand, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala [...]
Mumbai, Apr 20: NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Saturday that he was "terribly afraid" as to what Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who once called Pawar his mentor in politics, would do next. Pawar was addressing a campaign rally at Daund [...]
Ahmedabad, Apr 20: A poll rally of quota spearhead-turned Congress leader Hardik Patel was Saturday disrupted in Nikol area here allegedly by a section of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) members opposed to him. Hardik was campaigning for Congress candidate Geeta [...]
New Delhi, Apr 20: The Indian Air Force has transferred Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman out of the Srinagar airbase where he was posted amid concerns over his security in the Kashmir Valley. "The posting order of the officer has been issued [...]
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New Delhi, Apr 20: Bollywood actor Sunny Deol met BJP chief Amit Shah and ever since the meeting, there are speculations that Dharmendra's son will contest Lok Sabha election on BJP ticket from Amritsar. According to ANI, the BJP president met [...]
Woman claims she and family lost jobs after she rejected Ranjan Gogoi’s advancesThe chief justice of India’s supreme court, Ranjan Gogoi, has denied allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances towards a junior court assistant working from his home and that she was subsequently victimised.“This is unbelievable,” India’s most powerful judge told a special hearing of the court, which he called on Saturday so the allegations could be addressed. “I should not stoop low even in denying it.” Continue reading... [...]
Officials report gunfire as unknown attackers battle security forces in Afghan capital Three suicide attackers stormed the Afghan ministry of communications on Saturday, killing five and injuring six, the day after the collapse of long-anticipated peace talks between the Taliban and a broad spectrum of their Afghan opponents.The complex assault also shattered weeks of relative calm in the Afghan capital. The militants targeted one of the tallest buildings in Kabul, at the centre of its busy commercial hub and next to the prestigious Serena hotel, that has been hit several times before in insurgent attacks. Related: 'I lost consciousness': woman whipped by the Taliban over burqa without veil | Haroon Janjua Continue reading... [...]
Kolkata, Apr 19: Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will get a 'rosogolla' (zero) in West Bengal in the general elections, asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aim of winning a large [...]
Volkswagen India's plant in Chakan, Pune has rolled out its millionth car, 10 years after operations began. The 1 millionth model, the Volkswagen Ameo, was rolled off the assembly line in the presence of Gurpratap Boparai, managing director, Volkswagen India; Steffen Knapp, director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, the top management of Volkswagen Pune Plant and some of the oldest employees who have been part of the production department since a decade at Volkswagen Pune Plant.
The manufacturing facility became operational on March 31, 2009 – the first car that it produced was the Skoda Fabia. Three more models – the Volkswagen Polo, Vento and Skoda Rapid – soon started rolling off the production site by end of 2010. The plant, which was initially set up to cater to the Indian market, also began exporting cars to international markets such as South Africa in 2012.
Mexico went on to become one of the most important destinations for the made-in- India cars and the Vento quickly became the highest-selling Volkswagen in that market. Today, more than 4,00,000 cars manufactured at the Volkswagen Pune Plant have been exported to over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, North America and South America.
India 2.0 project to drive future growth
As we had reported earlier, the Volkswagen Group is looking to strengthen its commitment to the domestic market through its regional India 2.0 project. The focus of this project is to develop more cars that are relevant to the requirements of the Indian market on a platform that has been localised. The Volkswagen Group is investing a billion Euro (about Rs 8,000 crore) in this project and has already set up a Technology Centre at the Pune Plant for local development to begin. The brand is laying the foundation for development of products based on a heavily localised MQB-A0-IN platform tailored to the needs of customers in India.
Earlier this month, the Volkswagen Group announced its intent to merge its three Indian subsidiaries – Volkswagen India, Volkswagen Group Sales India and Skoda India. The Volkswagen Group brands – Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini – will maintain their individual identities, dealer network and customer experience initiatives. The brands will work under the leadership of Gurpratap Boparai with a common strategy for the Indian market.
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It was only in March this year that Ford gave its hatchback, the Figo, a much-needed facelift, which brought styling in line with the Aspire compact sedan, added more equipment to the model and introduced new 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre petrol engines. Now, Ford has revised prices for the hatchback with effect from April 1, 2019.
The base petrol Figo Ambiente is now priced at Rs 5.23 lakh, a hike of about Rs 8,000, while the diesel Figo Ambiente now costs Rs 6.13 lakh, representing a Rs 18,000 increase. Interestingly, while prices for the base variants have gone up, prices for the higher Titanium and Titanium Blu variants have decreased by a larger margin.
Petrol Titanium variants, which are available with 1.2-litre-manual and a 1.5-litre-automatic options, now costs Rs 39,000 less than the before– while its diesel sibling sees a downward revision of about Rs 29,000.
Coming to the sportier top-end Figo Titanium Blu variants, the petrol and diesel versions are now priced at Rs 6.65 lakh and Rs 7.55 lakh, respectively – a reduction of about Rs 29,000 and Rs 19,000.
As before the Figo facelift is available with three engine options – a 96hp, 1.2-litre petrol and 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox, along with a more powerful 123hp, 1.5-litre petrol unit offered with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
The Figo facelift rivals the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 and Volkswagen Polo.
Here is look at the variant-wise revision in prices:
2019 Ford Figo variant-wise pricesVariantNew pricesOld pricesChange1.2P Ambiente MTRs 5.23 lakhRs 5.15 lakh+ Rs 8,0001.2P Titanium MTRs 6.00 lakhRs 6.39 lakh- Rs 39,0001.2P Titanium BluRs 6.65 lakhRs 6.94 lakh- Rs 29,0001.5D Ambiente MTRs 6.13 lakhRs 5.95 lakh+ Rs 18,0001.5D Titanium MTRs 6.90 lakhRs 7.19 lakh- Rs 29,0001.5D Titanium BluRs 7.55 lakhRs 7.74 lakh- Rs 19,0001.5P Titanium ATRs 7.70 lakhRs 8.09 lakh- Rs 39,000
All prices are ex-showroom, India
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New Delhi, Apr 20: An urgent hearing of the Supreme Court was held after a former woman employee accused the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi of sexual misconduct. A special Bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Sanjiv Khanna was [...]
Pawan Kumar had voted for Modi party in confusion over symbols on machineA man has chopped off his index finger in desperation after voting for the wrong party in India’s general election.Pawan Kumar became confused by the symbols on the electronic voting machine and voted for Narendra Modi’s party instead of its regional rival in Uttar Pradesh state on Thursday, his brother said. Continue reading... [...]
New Delhi, Apr 19: As Libya's capital Tripoli continues to be hit by violence, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that over 500 Indians are stuck there and suggested that they leave the city immediately. The minister said that [...]
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