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List of world’s best-selling cars in H1 2016 revealed
F2M Global Mobility Database has released a report listing the best-selling cars in H1 2016 globally. Here are the world’s top 10 cars on the basis of sales during H1 2016. 1. Toyota Corolla – 6,34,298 Unsurprisingly, the top-most selling car during H1 2016 globally was the Toyota Corolla. Toyota managed to sell 6,34,298 units of the car. However, the sales declined by 1.2% compared to H1 2015 (6,41,850). 2. VW Golf – 5,00,630 Volkswagen sold 5,00,630 units of VW Golf during H1 2017 globally, which although being impressive given the “diesel-gate” scandal, was 1.8% lower compared to H1 2015 (508,829). 3. Ford F-Series – 4,78,384 Ford sold 4,78,384 F-Series pickup trucks during H1 2016 globally, registering a 12.6% growth from H1 2015 (4,24,884). 4. Ford Focus – 3,67,479 The Ford Focus, the VW Golf’s rival, witnessed a steep decline during H1 2016 from H1 2015 with the sales dropping by 16.4%, from 4,39,584 to 3,67,479. 5. Hyundai Elantra – 3,63,490 The Hyundai Elantra‘s sixth generation model is yet to show its colours globally, as the car’s sales declined during H1 2016 from H1 2015 by 9.7% , from 4,02,526 to 3,58,602. 6. VW Polo – 3,58,602 The VW Polo is the only sub-compact car to have made it to the top ten list during H1 2016. However, the sales dropped by 1.8%, from 3,65,257 during H1 2015 to 3,58,602. 7. Toyota RAV4 – 3,46,791 Toyota sold 3,46,791 units of the Toyota RAV4 during H1 2016, 10.8% more than it did during H1 2015 (3,12,993). 8. Toyota Camry – 3,39,611 The Toyota Camry witnessed an 11.7% decline in sales during H1 2016 compared to H1 2015; the sales dropped from 3,84,421 then to 3,39,611 now. 9. Honda CR-V – 3,33,697 Honda sold 3,33,697 units of the Honda CR-V during H1 2016, 3.9% more than it did during H1 2015 (3,21,038). 10. Chevrolet Silverado – 3,07,845 Unlike for H1 2015, when the pickup truck’s sales were 3,10,981, the Chevrolet Silverado made it to the top ten list for H2 2016 registering a half-yearly sales of 3,07,845, which translates to a 1.0% decline in sales. [...]
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Sleep disorders may increase risk of stroke
The findings suggest that people who have had a stroke or a mini-stroke, called a transient ischemic attack, be screened for sleep disorders. People with sleep disorders like insomn [...]
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Health tips: 7 ways to prevent liver diseases
Liver diseases can kill you! (Source: Thinkstock Images) With changing lifestyle, there’s been a sharp rise in liver diseases. Alcohol and obesity are the most common causes [...]
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Indian-American among top 25 women in US healthcare
An Indian-American Harvard Professor has been named as one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare in the US by Modern Healthcare magazine. Tejal K Gandhi, president and chief executive officer of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has been named as [...]
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Sikh group lauds USCIRF for recognising violation against them
Obama’s visit to India in Jan 2015, SFJ had petitioned Barack Obama with 100,000 asking him to raise the issue with the government. (Picture for representational purposes only)[/caption [...]
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From the lab: Understanding CHARGE syndrome, courtesy zebrafish
We at the CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, have been studying it in the embryo of a small fish called zebrafish that is found in the waters of eastern India.[/captio [...]
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Stuck With Them Pretty Pictures
Film Director Rituparno Ghosh. (Source: Express archive photo) How is the Bengali film industry doing, my non-resident Kolkatan friends often ask me when they come down for their ye [...]
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Now enjoy cuisine of Indian Railways in Abu Dhabi
In a unique opportunity for the UAE foodies to savour diverse Indian cuisines, a local restaurant has come up with sumptuous meals served on Indian Railways over hundreds of years. Indigo restaurant offers the best from across India in three set menus, ea [...]
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Mumbai’s Ronak Nanda wins Culinary Clash in US
Ronak’s three-course menu impressed diners, guest judges, and Luce’s Michelin-star Chef Daniel Corey. Mumbai-born Ronak Nanda has won this year’s Culinary Clash, a coo [...]
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Vismayam movie review: Mohanlal’s film is trying hard to appease middle-class values
Mohanlal’s Sairam character was easy on the eyes. Though his face is clearly showing weariness of ageing, his eyes still perform and the actor’s dialogue modulation is impeccable as ever. [...]
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Bogeybird in the bushes
The coucal is partial to groves, large gardens, fields, wooded areas et al and seems to prefer hopping to flying. At the time this happened, we were fairly new to Delhi (as I was to [...]
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LeEco’s LeMall for All shopping festival to be held on August 9
  LeEco has announced that it first LeMall for All shopping festival will be held on August 9. The festival will last for one day, during which customers will get a chance to purchase LeEco products lik... [...]
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August 6, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Assam Floods
A look at The Indian Express front page 40 years ago. Assam is in the grip of the fourth wave of floods, after a 10-day dry spell. This time the wrath of the floods is directed at t [...]
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Small step forward
When the government tabled the transgender bill in the Lok Sabha earlier this week, India took a step towards becoming one of the few countries that have anti-discrimination laws aimed to protect transgender people. The bill confers upon transgender perso [...]
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PM to lay foundation of Rs 10600-cr Telangana power project
Hyderabad, Aug 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the first phase of NTPC's Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) tomorrow. NTPC will establish the project in two phases, 1600 MW (2x800MW) in Phase-I and 2400 MW [...]
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Prohibition Bihar: Cheers for toddy
It is sad to see a promising politician stumble and be in danger of falling flat on his face. Till the Janata Dal United's setback in Bihar in the last parliamentary polls, its foremost leader, Nitish Kumar, was riding high. He [...]
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Bolt vs Them
Minutes after landing in Rio, Usain Bolt was asked if, during his long flight from home, he had dreamt about winning his third Olympic treble. “I didn’t sleep at all,” he said with a drawl. He isn’t the only one tossing and turning at night wonder [...]
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Narendra Modi on cow vigilantes: Here is hoping gau rakshaks get the message
  MyGov Townhall: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the public at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally spoken, silencing [...]
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Stone rage pushing Kashmir back to stone age
Srinagar, Aug 6: It's been almost a month and Kashmir is still in disarray. The region has been locked down -- the separatists have been raging over the July 8 killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani, and the security forces are [...]
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Assam terror attack: Kokrajhar remains tense, toll rises to 14
Kokrajhar, Aug 6: Tension continues to simmer here a day after militants of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) triggered grenade blasts and shot at civilians, even as the number of dead rose to 14 on [...]
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Google and Dashlane’s new approach to password management is YOLO
  When you think YOLO, the 4-letter acronym that was all the craze a few years ago, the first thing that comes to mind are college kids and teens who used You Only Live Once as a mantra to engage in all... [...]
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A constitutional adventure
The GST council, arguably, makes the states significant decision partners in national-level macro-economic management. (PTI Photo) The GST, if fully enacted, will not just be one of [...]
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Rain havoc: Flood alert in Pune after water released from Khadakwasla dam
Pune, Aug 5: An alert has been issued in parts of Pune following heavy rains in the catchment areas. Reportedly the Irrigation Department on Thursday released water from Khadakwasla dam into the Mutha river, that passes through the city, which affected [...]
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Odisha opens 100 new multi-purpose calamity shelter units
Bhubaneswar, Aug 5: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today dedicated 100 multi-purpose shelter houses to the people of Odisha for use during floods and cyclones. "Our goal is to ensure zero casualty during calamities. The state government is now well prepared to [...]
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Revealed HTC Nexus Sailfish benchmarks confirms 1080p screen, Snapdragon 820
  Every year, when the time for Nexus devices to hit the market draws closer, the internet gets a boatload of rumors about specs, designs, and brands chosen for the devices. This year is no different, w... [...]
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How to watch Rio 2016 Olympics live streaming day 1, August 6, live TV coverage in India starts 5:00 PM IST
Rio 2016 Olympics got underway officially with the opening ceremony on Friday night. (Source: Reuters) After the jazz, pomp and show of the opening ceremony at the Rio 2016 Olympics [...]
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Stage set for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden visit to Telangana
Elaborate arrangements are being made for the PM Modi's maiden visit to Telangana on Saturday.The PM will also launch piped drinking water program 'Mission Bhagiratha' in the state. [...]
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Muslim couple kicked off flight for 'sweating', saying 'Allah'
A Pakistani-American couple was allegedly singled out and asked to exit a US-bound Delta Air Lines flight after a flight attendant felt "uncomfortable" when she noticed that they were "sweating", saying "Allah" and texting. [...]
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