Maruti Dzire Vs Ford Aspire Vs Honda Amaze Petrol-MT: Real World Performance Comparison

There are many competitors in the sub-4m sedan segment at this time and while the focus tends to be on practicality, performance cannot be ignored either. We’ve taken the three best-selling cars from the segment – the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Ford Aspire and the Honda Amaze – in their petrol-manual guise to see how they fare in our real-world performance

Luxury real estate demand set to rise: Developers

Real estate demand:The luxury real estate segment with a customer base of its own did not witness a slowdown as significant as in the mid-level properties in the last few years and with the latest cut in GST rate, developers say, demand will pick up from here on. The major factors for a customer of

PMO advises DoT to help BSNL with wage bill till June

DoT help BSNL:The Prime Ministers’ Office on Friday took stock of the telecom sector’s financial position, including two ailing PSUS, and is learnt to have asked Department of Telecom to support BSNL, currently going through a huge financial crisis leading to salary default, till a new government takes over in June. The time has been

WeChat introduces in-app gaming tab

WeChat introduces in-app :The China-based messaging and payments platform WeChat is adding an in-app mini-gaming platform to let users play basic games like Tetris, open to developers worldwide. The company had listed two developers outside China for now and Google was one of them with its doodling game — “Guess My Sketch”. WeChat said its

Sensex up 116 pts, Nifty above 11,550 mark

Sensex Nifty up:The Sensex and Nifty opened higher on Friday following firm Asian markets along with gains in the pivotal banking stocks. Sentiments continued to be upbeat on Friday over sustained inflows of foreign funds which has supported the equities and the domestic currency alike. The rupee gained against the US dollar and selling in

True wireless hearables to touch 129 mn units by 2020

Wireless hearable market 2020:The global market for true wireless hearables is expected to reach a volume of 129 million units by 2020, driven by traditional wireless headset manufacturers – Samsung and Huawei, a report by Counterpoint Research said on Friday. True wireless hearables are in-ear Bluetooth headphones that don’t have a cord connecting them either

Google benefiting Chinese military: US officials

Google benefiting Chinese military:Top Pentagon officials have slammed Google, saying its work with China is “indirectly benefiting” the military in that country. In a report published in The Hill on Thursday, senior defence officials blamed the tech giant of favouring China. “The work that Google is doing in China is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military,”

Sensex hits 38,000, Nifty at 11,400

Today Sensex :The BSE Sensex on Friday touched the 38,000 mark for the first time since September, supported by healthy buying in the banking and finance stocks. The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange also touched 11,400 points after a period of six months. Gains in the major Asian markets also aided the rise in

BSNL Finance Director replaced amid financial crisis

BSNL Finance Director replaced:Amidst the acute financial crisis at BSNL, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has handed over the responsibility of the Finance Director at the cash-strapped PSU to current Director Mobile as well as fixed line, Vivek Banzal divesting the charge from Sujata Ray. Official sources said Banzal, who is already holding two key

Sensex up 250 points, oil, gas stocks surge

Sensex up 250 points:Amid mixed global cues Sensex surged close to 250 points as key equity indices opened in green on Monday, owing to gains in the banking and finance stocks. Healthy buying was seen in all the sectors with BSE Oil and Gas index leading the pack, closely followed by banking and finance scrips.

Qualcomm seeks $31 mn in damages from Apple

Qualcomm claim $31mn:Chip-maker Qualcomm is seeking nearly $31 million in damages from Apple for violating its intellectual property rights. The ongoing trial in a US court is focused on three Qualcomm technology patents, which the company claims Apple used without permission on its iPhone, CNET reported on Friday. “The figure is based on $1.40 per

Nirav Modi, India’s most-wanted man, tracked down to £8-mn flat in London

Tracking Nirav Modi:Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, who is wanted by Indian agencies in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case, has been spotted in London, a media report said. A video released by the UK’s The Telegraph newspaper showed Nirav Modi walking the London streets. He wore a changed look — with handle

Reliance Capital to cut debt by Rs 10K-12K crore soon

Reliance Capital cut debt:The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Capital Ltd on Thursday said it will reduce its debt by approximately Rs 10,000 to 12,000 crore in the next three-four months by monetising its stakes in group companies and non-core investments. In a statement issued here, the company said this substantial 50-60 per cent reduction in its

US stocks close lower as construction data disappoints market (Lead)

US stocks close lower: US stocks ended lower as investors digested weaker-than-expected US construction spending data in December last year and a batch of healthcare stocks extended losses.The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday decreased 206.67 points, or 0.79 per cent, to 25,819.65. The S&P 500 decreased 10.88 points, or 0.39 per cent, to 2,792.81,

Achieving Paris climate target could add billions in fisheries revenue

Achieving Paris climate target: Achieving the Paris Agreement global warming target could protect millions of tonnes in worldwide fisheries catch, as well as billions of dollars of annual revenues, a study has found. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, compared the ecosystem and economic impacts of the Paris Agreement warming scenario of 1.5

Chinese yuan jumps 20 basis points against US dollar

Chinese yuan jumps: The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, strengthened 20 basis points to 6.7131 against the US dollar on Monday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System. In China’s spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by 2 percent from the central

Benelli TRK Launch
Benelli TRK 502 ADV Bike Launched At Rs 5 Lakh

Can be booked for a token amount of Rs 10,000. First ADV offerings from Benelli for India.  Both the bikes will be assembled at the new Benelli plant outside Hyderabad.  Doesn’t have any direct rivals, sandwiched between Kawasaki Versys X-300 and the Versys 650. Benelli India has commenced its journey in the adventure tourer segment today

Honda Civic 2019 Skoda Octavia
Honda Civic 2019 vs Skoda Octavia: In Pics

We compare the latest Honda Civic for India with its Czech rival that has evolved significantly in the time the former was on a hiatus from India. Set to be launched on 7 March 2019, the new tenth-gen (facelift) Civic is making a comeback six years after the eighth-gen model was discontinued in 2013. In those six

Nissan Diesel Mileage
Nissan Kicks Diesel Mileage: Claimed Vs Real

With the launch of the stylish and premium Kicks compact SUV, Nissan finally has a worthy rival to take on the Hyundai Creta. Priced between Rs 9.55 lakh and Rs 14.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), it is available with the choice of a 1.5-litre petrol or diesel engine. The petrol unit comes mated with a 5-speed manual while the

Skoda Octavia
Skoda Introduces 6 Year Warranty On Rapid, Octavia, Superb, Kodiaq

Skoda is looking to rejuvenate the brand in the Indian market with a strategy they call “India 2.0.” As part of that, it has now introduced Skoda Shield Plus, a new service plan that offers a 6-year warranty on its vehicles. That’s an additional two years warranty than before, or until 1.5 lakh kilometres, whichever