Luxury cars, SUVs to cost more; Mercedes-Benz complains

New Delhi/Chennai, Aug 7 : Sports utility vehicles (SUVs), racing cars, station wagons and 10-seater cars, including high-end cars and those on rentals, may soon become more expensive. The GST Council has asked the Centre to raise the cess cap on these vehicles to 25 per cent from the current 15 per cent, an official […]

I will win Rajya Sabha battle: Ahmed Patel

Anand (Gujarat), Aug 7 : Alleging that he was being targeted by the BJP, veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Monday expressed confidence that he will win Tuesday’s Rajya Sabha election from Gujarat. In a rare appearance before the media, Patel, political secretary to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, said: “Besides the 44 legislators (who were […]

Another Haryana leader puts BJP government on defensive

Chandigarh, Aug 7 : Already under attack over the incident of stalking involving Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala’s son, the state’s ruling BJP found itself on the defensive on another matter on Monday with a senior party leader being accused of stopping an ambulance over a minor accident which led to the death of a […]

Not under pressure, investigating with open mind: Chandigarh Police

Chandigarh, Aug 7 : Under criticism from over its flip-flop in the case of the stalking of a senior IAS officer’s daughter by the son of Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala, Chandigarh Police on Monday said that it was investigating the case with an “open mind” and more sections could be “added at a later […]

16-hour-long Mumbai bus strike called off

Mumbai, Aug 7 : After holding millions of commuters to ransom on Raksha Bandhan Day, around 37,000 employees of the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) called off their 16-hour-long bus strike here on Monday. The withdrawal came after the intervention of Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, who met leaders of the nine BEST employees […]

Britannia plans its largest plant in Maharashtra

Kolkata, Aug 7 : FMCG major Britannia Industries plans to set up its largest plant at Ranjangaon Food Park in Maharashtra, company Chairman Nusli Wadia said on Monday. “The company is planning to set up its largest plant at the Ranjangaon Food Park…,” Wadia told shareholders at the 98th Annual General Meeting here. The company […]