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Rich-poor tiff delays Lima pact by a day

Sat, 2014-12-13 21:34
The UN climate talks spilled into an extra day on Saturday with developing nations including India and China rejecting the draft text released on late Thursday night

World Bank provides $1.1bn for <b>Indian freight</b> corridor project

Fri, 2014-12-12 04:00
The World Bank has agreed to provide $1.1bn loan to the Indian government for developing the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) which will ...

New makes and models of India’s cars in 2015

Fri, 2014-12-12 00:34
One of the best indications of a country’s economic performance is the sale of new cars. India’s car industry is certainly hopeful that 2015 will be a bumper year, with no shortage of different makes and models of cars having been scheduled for release over the coming 12 months. The industry looks to have recovered from the recent troubled economic times, with Ford India alone having sold nearly 13,000 units in November of this year alone. But here, we’re going to take a closer look at which makes and models are going to be the most sought after next year.


The compact SUV craze shows no signs of slowing, and many makes of cars are releasing models that look to capitalize on this current trend. For example, Hyundai are hopeful that their ix25 concept can pose a threat to Renault’s Duster, as it is similar in its engine spec and size, and the car is certainly one of the best-looking models consumers can expect next year. However, Hyundai will face stiff competition from Honda, one of their primary rivals and fiercest competitors. Honda are wising up to the importance of a diesel engine in a new SUV, but instead of producing a new model, they are simply adapting their hugely successful CR-V with a 1.6 litre i-DTEC engine. Though its price tag of Rs 24-27 lakh ($39000 – 44000) may put a few prospective customers off.

For those seeking a tougher, more dedicated off-road vehicle, they need look no further than a new version of Jeep’s classic Wrangler model. With a specially designed suspension system and one of the best four-wheel drive systems around, it promises to be one of the sturdiest and strongest new cars on the market for next year, and will hope to draw consumers away from the Audi A5 and the Mercedez-Benz ML 250 CDI.

The top end of the market will be seeing some of the most prestigious car makes releasing new models. The Audi Q7 is the epitome of new car technology, and its sleek design and 3.0 litre petrol engine will make it popular amongst those drivers looking for a more powerful car. The new model will also be 350kg lighter, thanks to a reworking of the chassis, but Audi’s esteemed reputation means that it will be a particularly expensive buy, with prices starting at Rs 60 lakh ($98000). Land Rover will certainly be hoping that such a price puts consumers off, and their new Discovery Sport model has the enormous advantage of having seven seats, which will surely be popular in India. However, whether they can muscle in on Audi’s dominance of the upper end of the car market remains to be seen.

New makes and models of India’s cars in 2015 is a post from: India Transport Portal

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After Uber rape case, cabbies across <b>India</b> face govt ire; Barring Kerala?

Fri, 2014-12-12 00:11
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 12: This might be a very short stint, but the state governments are finally rising to the necessity of safe transportation for ...

Kerry appeals to all to share burden of climate change

Thu, 2014-12-11 23:33
US secretary of state John Kerry on Friday appealed to the countries at UN climate talks to jointly share the burden of combating climate change and draft their energy policies around renewable sources.

UN climate convention: Poor countries gear up to battle the rich

Thu, 2014-12-11 19:07
Making a strong intervention during a key meeting, Indian environment and climate change minister Prakash Javadekar said, “We are here to enhance the implementation of the convention, certainly not to re-write it”.

Lima climate summit: Saarc stands up to be counted as one

Thu, 2014-12-11 19:02
The Saarc bloc has finally emerged as a united force at the ongoing climate talks with ministers and key representatives of all eight member countries formally sealing the existence of south Asia as a common entity here as far as putting across their stand at the UN forum is concerned.

Russia to remain top defence partner: PM

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:48
Indian officials said a total of six reactors will be built at Kudankulam. ... India and Russia today reaffirmed to carry forward the strategic partnership between ... of new hydrocarbons exploration, production, and transportation projects.

Government of <b>India</b> and World Bank Sign $1.1 Billion Agreement for the Eastern Dedicated <b>...</b>

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:26
The Government of India and the World Bank today signed a $1.1 billion agreement towards the second loan for the Eastern Dedicated Freight ...

Russian, <b>Indian</b> Oil Companies Agree to Cooperate on Hydrocarbon Exploration

Thu, 2014-12-11 13:45
“Both parties intend to work together in areas such as the exploration, production and transportation of hydrocarbons, technological cooperation, the ...

Uber to tighten driver screening after alleged Delhi rape

Thu, 2014-12-11 10:56
... was in discussions with the government, transportation organizations and safety experts in India “to implement robust solutions to ensure a safe ride.

Russia to build 12 nuke reactors in <b>India</b> in next 20 years

Thu, 2014-12-11 07:26
Russia will build at least 12 nuclear reactors in India by 2035 and agreed to ... Calling Russia a "pillar of strength" for India, Modi, in a joint media interaction ... of new hydrocarbons exploration, production, and transportation projects.

US rules out China-like climate deal with India in near future

Thu, 2014-12-11 03:14
the US special envoy for climate change Todd Stern on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of a wide-ranging deal to cut greenhouse gas emission with India on the line of the recent US-China deal.

Won’t allow progress review, India tells UN climate meet

Wed, 2014-12-10 20:04
India categorically told the climate conference that the country will not allow any outside body to review progress of its "intended" targets/measures as these will be “nationally determined” contributions.

Mumbai picked for study on impact of <b>transport</b> on climate and environment

Wed, 2014-12-10 15:15
Climate change might already have caused adverse effects on different settlements in India,” said Farideh Ramjerdi from Institute of Transportation ...

Indian metropolis subject of climate change case study

Wed, 2014-12-10 12:37
Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore will serve as case studies for a Norwegian research project to study climate change impacts on Indian cities

<b>India</b> Donates 15 Brand New Ashok Leyland Buses to Liberia

Wed, 2014-12-10 03:15
President Sirleaf thanked the Government and people of India for the ... towards meeting the increasing demand for public transportation in Liberia ...

<b>India</b> Responds to Liberia's Headache

Wed, 2014-12-10 03:15
The Indian government has responded to Liberia's request for mass transit buses to ease transportation headache here, with a donation of 15 brand ...