New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) American automobile company General Motors' Indian subsidiary Tuesday said it will increase the prices of its vehicles from the first week of June, 2013. "We have decided to increase the prices of all our vehicles up to Rs.10,000 depending upon the model with effect from the first week of June on account of increase in transportation costs due to hike in diesel price," said P. Balendran, vice president, General Motors India
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) Israeli cultivation technology and know-how of fruit plants will be shared with Indian farmers and horticulturists at the centre of excellence for fruits which was inaugurated Tuesday in Haryana's Sirsa district. The centre was inaugurated by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Israeli Ambassador Alon Ushpiz at Mangiana village in Sirsa district, 280 km from here. After setting up a centre of excellence for vegetables in 2011, India and Israel have now joined hands for setting up a centre for fruits, a spokesman of the Haryana government said here.
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) global development centre in suburban Goregaon east here Tuesday. Tata Group Chairman Cyrus P. Mistry hosted Keqiang and his delegation at the centre.
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 126.80 points down to stand at 20097.17.
Sydney, May 21 (IANS) Fiji's National Federation Party (NFP), comprising mostly of Indian-origin members, says it is ready for the elections scheduled for 2014 in that south pacific island nation. Party president Raman Pratap said that there was no need for a change in the party's executive line-up and a meeting will be held in June to discuss the party's election strategy.
Buenos Aires, May 21 (IANS/EFE) Gen. Rafael Videla, the emblematic figure of the military junta that ruled Argentina from 1976-83, died of a heart attack resulting from injuries and broken bones he suffered five days earlier when he fell in the shower, judicial sources told the official Telam news agency.
San Juan, May 21 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican reggaeton star Yomo was unhurt in a shootout that occurred Monday on a busy highway in San Juan in which a woman who was traveling with the singer was wounded multiple times, police said. Authorities said that the 32-year-old singer, whose real name is Jose Alberto Torres Abreu, was in an automobile with several other people when unknown gunmen opened fire on the vehicle near the old Oso Blanco jail. Amarys Ortiz Morales, 22, was wounded by the gunfire but is expected to survive
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets was trading nearly 0.30 percent down in the pre-afternoon trade Tuesday owing to negative foreign cues and continued profit-booking. There was healthy buying spree in IT, technology, media and entertainment (TECk) and consumer durables stocks
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) A NRI, running a NGO here for HIV-AIDS afflicted, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his rented accomodation here Monday, police said. While police claimed that it appeared to be a case of suicide, the deceased - Shivanand Dunker George Khan - had polythene was wrapped around his face with a rubber band tying it around his neck
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Veteran actor-producer Anupam Kher, whose play "Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai", is based upon the ups and downs in his life, says it will inspire people and change their viewpoint about failures in life. "I wanted to celebrate the failure and wanted to take this philosophy to the people that failure can also be celebrated," he said at the showcase of his play, in which he performed for the 300th time.