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The Reserve Bank of India announced on Monday that the Real-Time Gross Settlement service will not be available for 14 hours on April 18 (Sunday) due to a technical upgrade.(File photo)

News updates from HT: RTGS service will be unavailable for 14 hrs on April 18

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 04:49 PM IST
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FILE PHOTO: People arrive to visit the Red Fort on a smoggy morning in the old quarters of Delhi, India, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: People arrive to visit the Red Fort on a smoggy morning in the old quarters of Delhi, India, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo(REUTERS)

News updates from HT: Dust-laden winds blow over Delhi deteriorating air quality

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2021 04:50 PM IST
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VW entered the Indian market in 2001 through vehicles under the Skoda brand from its Czech Republic unit.(Reuters)
VW entered the Indian market in 2001 through vehicles under the Skoda brand from its Czech Republic unit.(Reuters)

Cheaper models to fuel Volkswagen’s India drive

By Malyaban Ghosh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 04:09 AM IST
  • The world’s largest automaker is ramping up local sourcing of auto parts to offer more affordable ownership costs as it prepares to start selling the Kushaq mid-sized sport-utility vehicle in July.
The amount of market value added in March is well over half the total capitalization of Diess’s former employer, BMW AG, which set a goal Wednesday for roughly half of total sales to be all-electric by the end of the decade.(REUTERS)
The amount of market value added in March is well over half the total capitalization of Diess’s former employer, BMW AG, which set a goal Wednesday for roughly half of total sales to be all-electric by the end of the decade.(REUTERS)

VW's CEO Diess becomes stock market darling, imitates Elon Musk

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 04:48 PM IST
Herbert Diess has taken a page out of the Tesla CEO’s script for captivating investors big and small, taking a hands-on role in getting VW’s message out on social media and staging splashy events big on ambition.
A man walks past a screen displaying a logo of Volkswagen at an event in New Delhi.(Reuters)
A man walks past a screen displaying a logo of Volkswagen at an event in New Delhi.(Reuters)

Launch of India-specific vehicles remains on track for Volkswagen group despite Covid-19 challenge

New Delhi, Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 12:13 PM IST
The Czech carmaker Skoda Auto, which is leading the revival of the Volkswagen group in India, is however facing delays in its planned network expansion in India, especially in tier II and III cities due to the health crisis.
Elon Musk in August suggested on Twitter that Tesla may be able to mass produce batteries with 50% more energy density in three to four years(Reuters File Photo)
Elon Musk in August suggested on Twitter that Tesla may be able to mass produce batteries with 50% more energy density in three to four years(Reuters File Photo)

Tesla traders bet on Elon Musk battery pitch to spark rally

By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Batteries make electric cars cost more than gasoline-powered ones, so the ability to produce low-cost, long-lasting batteries could put Tesla cars on a more equal footing and help usher in mainstream acceptance.
The look of athleticism is central to this car’s appeal
The look of athleticism is central to this car’s appeal

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorbajee: Volkswagen T-Roc, an SUV for oneself

Hindustan Times | By Hormazd Sorabjee
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2020 06:53 AM IST
If you love to drive and are unaffected by price-to-size ratio, give this car a shot

Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: A look at the Hyundai Creta

Hindustan Times | By Hormazd Sorabjee
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 12:22 AM IST
The next-generation Hyundai Creta is here to snatch back the crown of the best-selling SUV
Love for the Beetle in Ethiopia goes back decades, and is rooted in both economics and nostalgia.(File Photo)
Love for the Beetle in Ethiopia goes back decades, and is rooted in both economics and nostalgia.(File Photo)

In Ethiopia, VW Beetles undergoing an extensive restoration for hip youth

Addis Ababa | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 01:12 PM IST
Love for the Beetle in Ethiopia goes back decades, and is rooted in both economics and nostalgia.
Ferdinand Piech, Volkswagen AG’s former chairman and chief executive, who transformed the German company from a struggling midsized carmaker into a global automotive powerhouse, has died.(Reuters Photo)
Ferdinand Piech, Volkswagen AG’s former chairman and chief executive, who transformed the German company from a struggling midsized carmaker into a global automotive powerhouse, has died.(Reuters Photo)

Ferdinand Piech, architect of Volkswagen’s global expansion, dies aged 82

Frankfurt | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2019 11:31 AM IST
A brilliant engineer, Piech turned around VW after betting on a modular construction technique which allowed Audi, Skoda and VW brands to share up to 65% common parts, helping Volkswagen Group to attain greater economies of scale.
German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had charged former Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler with fraud.(REUTERS Photo)
German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had charged former Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler with fraud.(REUTERS Photo)

Former Audi boss Rupert Stadler charged with fraud over ‘dieselgate’

Frankfurt | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 08:47 PM IST
The charges are linked to over 430,000 VW, Audi and Porsche cars fitted with “defeat devices” to fool regulators’ emissions tests.
Porsche, a subsidiary of Germany’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen, has not appealed the ruling.(AFP)
Porsche, a subsidiary of Germany’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen, has not appealed the ruling.(AFP)

Porsche to pay 535 milllion euro fine over diesel cheating affair

Berlin | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2019 07:33 PM IST
Porsche confirmed the fine and said that prosecutors’ proceedings against the company had now come to an end
Arshad Mohammed was a current resident of orthodontics at UIC seeking an advanced certificate in orthodontics and a master’s of science in oral sciences.(dentistry.uic.edu)
Arshad Mohammed was a current resident of orthodontics at UIC seeking an advanced certificate in orthodontics and a master’s of science in oral sciences.(dentistry.uic.edu)

32-yr-old Indian dentist killed in road accident in US

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 06:19 PM IST
Arshad Mohammed graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2018. He is a recipient of American Institute of Orthodontics Award and Dr. Alan C. Peterson Scholarship Award.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday imposed a Rs 500 crore penalty on German automaker Volkswagen for using a “cheat device” in its diesel cars to deceive emission tests.(REUTERS)
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday imposed a Rs 500 crore penalty on German automaker Volkswagen for using a “cheat device” in its diesel cars to deceive emission tests.(REUTERS)

Volkswagen fined Rs 500 crore for using cheat device to deceive pollution tests

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 06:39 PM IST
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday imposed a Rs 500 crore penalty on German automaker Volkswagen for using a “cheat device” in its diesel cars to deceive emission tests.
The NGT had said the use of ‘cheat device’ by Volkswagen in diesel cars in India leads to inference of environmental damage.(REUTERS)
The NGT had said the use of ‘cheat device’ by Volkswagen in diesel cars in India leads to inference of environmental damage.(REUTERS)

Volkswagen told by NGT to pay Rs 100 crore by 5pm tomorrow for violating green norms

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 01:01 PM IST
A bench headed by NGT chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel took strong exception to the non-compliance of its order by the automobile giant and asked it to give an undertaking that it will submit the amount by 5 PM Friday.
An NGT bench headed by chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel invoked the “polluter pays” and “precautionary principle” to compensate the environmental damages caused by Volkswagen vehicles which didn’t meet emissions criteria.(Reuters File Photo)
An NGT bench headed by chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel invoked the “polluter pays” and “precautionary principle” to compensate the environmental damages caused by Volkswagen vehicles which didn’t meet emissions criteria.(Reuters File Photo)

Can’t duck responsibility: NGT’s message in Rs 100 crore fine order on Volkswagen

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 10:57 PM IST
Asserting that the Volkswagen complied with emissions norms defined in India, a group spokesperson said it will challenge the NGT order.
Suspended Audi CEO Rupert Stadler joined the company in 1990 and had been with Volkswagen ever since. He became Audi CEO in 2007 and joined Volkswagen’s management board three years leader.(REUTERS)
Suspended Audi CEO Rupert Stadler joined the company in 1990 and had been with Volkswagen ever since. He became Audi CEO in 2007 and joined Volkswagen’s management board three years leader.(REUTERS)

Arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler leaves company

Berlin | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2018 08:40 PM IST
Volkswagen said its supervisory board approved an agreement with Stadler that will see him leave with immediate effect.
Skoda Auto CEO Bernhard Maier announces the investment of one billion euro (around Rs 7,900 crore) between 2019 and 2021 by Volkswagen group in India which will be led by Skoda Auto India, at a press conference, in New Delhi, on Monday, 02 July 2018.(PTI Photo)
Skoda Auto CEO Bernhard Maier announces the investment of one billion euro (around Rs 7,900 crore) between 2019 and 2021 by Volkswagen group in India which will be led by Skoda Auto India, at a press conference, in New Delhi, on Monday, 02 July 2018.(PTI Photo)

Volkswagen group to invest 1 billion euro in India by 2021

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2018 06:48 PM IST
As part of Volkswagen’s ‘India 2.0’ project, Skoda Auto is setting up an engineering design and development centre at Pune besides enhancing capacities at the group’s two plants at Aurangabad and Pune
Varun was taken to Medipoint hospital by another car owner, where it was found that he had sustained a nose fracture.(HT PHOTO)
Varun was taken to Medipoint hospital by another car owner, where it was found that he had sustained a nose fracture.(HT PHOTO)

21-year-old assaulted by four in Pune, bystanders look on

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 03:06 PM IST
Varun, a third year student of Symbiosis college of arts and commerce, was on his way to play cricket with his friend Hriday Ranade, a resident of Chaitraban Society, when the incident took place.
ooperation with the owner of Jaguar Land Rover Plc is possible “in principle” in the future, said Bernhard Maier, chief executive officer of Skoda Auto AS, part of the VW group.(REUTERS File Photo)
ooperation with the owner of Jaguar Land Rover Plc is possible “in principle” in the future, said Bernhard Maier, chief executive officer of Skoda Auto AS, part of the VW group.(REUTERS File Photo)

Volkswagen open to partnership with Tata Motors for budget cars

Bloomberg | By Elisabeth Behrmann and P R Sanjai
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2018 05:21 PM IST
Volkswagen hasn’t found success in India in the affordable car segment, where an average Indian buyer prefers compact hatchbacks or sub-compacts made by Suzuki Motor Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co.
Rahil Gangee won a golf tournament after 14 long years, at the Panasonic Open in Osaka.(Asian Tour/Twitter)
Rahil Gangee won a golf tournament after 14 long years, at the Panasonic Open in Osaka.(Asian Tour/Twitter)

Rahil Gangjee buries ghost of the past with Panasonic Open golf title

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2018 05:31 PM IST
Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee pulled off a thrilling one-shot victory to end 14-year title drought after the Volkswagen Masters title in 2004.
(AFP Photo)
(AFP Photo)

Dirty Money: VW apologises for conducting diesel tests on animals

Agencies, Frankfurt | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 01:13 PM IST
A New York Times report graphically describes the experiment, in which 10 monkeys packed tightly together in an airtight enclosure were exposed to diesel fumes emanating from a VW Beetle, which was in fact one of the models the company had rigged to cheat pollution tests.
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