Virender Sehwag wishes Team India ahead WC title defence

Virender SehwagGurgaon: With the ICC Cricket World Cup just a little over a month away, out-of-favour batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday wished the Indian team and hoped that the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side would be able to defend its title in Australia and New Zealand.

"We are going to play the World Cup and we are the defending champion, so I hope we do well and bring this trophy to India and give lot of joy to Indian public," Sehwag said posing with the ICC World Cup Trophy which was showcased to cricket fans at Cyber Hub here.

Maruti Suzuki India Limited says car sales growth will be slow

Maruti SuzukiNew Delhi/Gurgaon, Oct. 31 - India's biggest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Limited said on Thursday the growth in car sales will be slow in the second half of the year, dampening expectations of a rapid recovery in the country's automotive market .

Maruti, which sells almost one in every two cars in the country, beat analyst estimates with a near 29 per cent rise in its quarterly net profit on Thursday, thanks to a 15 percent jump in car sales during the six months to September 30.

Maruti's chairman, R.C. Bhargava, said sales momentum was now slowing, and growth over the 2014-2015 financial year would average out at about 10 percent.

Change your destiny, vote for development: PM Modi

Narendra ModiGurgaon, Oct 11 : Describing Gurgaon as 'Mini India' Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the people to vote for the BJP and shun those families that have monopolised power in Haryana.

Addressing an election rally here, Prime Minister Modi asked the electorate to teach those families a lesson by using their finger comparing its power with that of mythical Hindu god Lord Krishna's 'Sudarshan Chakra'.

Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz at Rs 6.99 lakh onwards

Gurgaon - Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Monday launched mid-sized sedan Ciaz with an introductory price starting at Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The petrol variants of the sedan are priced between Rs 6.99 lakh and Rs 9.34 lakh while the diesel variants are priced between Rs 8.04 lakh and Rs 9.8 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom Delhi).

"Millions of Indians have enjoyed Maruti cars for years. These customers are looking to upgrade to mid-sized sedans. Ciaz is for them, " MSI Managing Director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa told reporters here.

He added that the company has been able to achieve localisation content of 98 percent for the car.

Got the concept of D2D from son's school: Akshay Kumar

Akshay KumarGurgaon: Superstar Akshay Kumar, who is returning to TV with an unique talent hunt `Dare 2 Dance` (D2D), has borrowed the concept of the reality show from his recent visit to son`s school in sport`s day.

The show will challenge the trained dancers to prove their mettle in extreme conditions and the contestants would not be eliminated at one go.

AAP's Gujarat tour sponsored by Congress: Swamy

Subramanian-SwamyGurgaon, March 8 : BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Saturday described AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's tour of Gujarat as a "sponsored drama" of the Congress.

Swamy, who merged his Janata Party with the BJP some seven months ago, was the chief guest at a meeting here of traders organised by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

"AAP failed to provide details of their foreign funding to the home ministry. Kejriwal and his team have been busy in Gujarat to escape action by the central government," he said.

Nagarro achieves second Microsoft gold collaboration, content competency certification

Nagarro-IncGurgaon, Feb 21 : High-end technology services firm Nagarro Inc. has earned a second Microsoft gold competency, attaining certification in Collaboration and Content in addition to Application Development.

The firm, specializes in strategic software and IT projects, has earned the certification for demonstrating a "best-in-class" ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers' evolving needs.

Asia-Europe ministerial meeting begins

Asia-Europe-MeetingGurgaon, Nov 11 : Foreign ministers of Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) countries began their two-day conclave here Monday in one of the biggest diplomatic gatherings this year in India.

Foreign ministers of 36 Asian and European countries, deputy foreign ministers of 12 countries and two vice ministers are participating in ASEM - a gathering of 49 countries and two international organisations - the European Commission and the ASEAN Secretariat.

'Gurgaon emerging as major centre of golf'

Bhupinder-Singh-HoodaGurgaon, Nov 6 : Gurgaon is emerging as a major golf centre in north India. It attracted about 30,000 golf tourists last year and the numbers are increasing 10 percent annually, said Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Hooda was addressing a function of 'Take Solutions India Golf Awards' organised here Tuesday evening. The India Golf Awards, powered and created by golfing journalist Shaili Chopra, recognised over 30 special winners.

Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia was also present.

Gurgaon expressway snarls causes concern, says Canon CEO

Kazutada-KobayashiGurgaon, Oct 14 : Canon India president and CEO Kazutada Kobayashi Monday termed the regular traffic snarls on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway a "cause of concern" and the poor infrastructure here a scar on millennium city's developing face.

"Traffic problems on National Highway 8 (Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway), specially near toll plazas, are a cause of concern," said Kobayashi, who has been living in Gurgaon for more than a decade since the company set up its Indian headquarters in the city in 1997.

Miss Universe starts India tour

Olivia-CulpoGurgaon, Sep 27 : Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo Friday began her official tour of India. She is here on her maiden tour, and she will raise concern about the girl child.

Designer Sanjana Jon will accompany her for the tour.

"It is such an important social cause. We will be celebrating the girl child and are against violence against women. We needed someone like her who is so young and has the heart to associate herself with such a cause," Jon told IANS.

Culpo, 21, will also be going to Mumbai, where superstar Salman Khan will be associating himself with the cause.

Kamini Kaushal receives Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award

Kamini Kaushal receives Kalpana Chawla Excellence AwardGurgaon, Sep 26 :  Veteran actress Kamini Kaushal received the Kalpana Chawla Excellence Awards for Women at its 10th annual function here Wednesday for her contribution to Indian cinema.

The 86-year-old actress was last seen in Rohit Shetty's "Chennai Express".

She started her career with Chetan Anand's "Neecha Nagar" for which she was awarded the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the Cannes Film Festival in 1946.

Sistema to launch new data transfer services in India

Sistema to launch new data transfer services in IndiaGurgaon, Sep 22 : Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL), the Indian arm of the Russian conglomerate Sistema, will soon launch new technology-based data transfer services that would be the most competitive in the Indian market in terms of speed, stability and price.

Karisma Kapoor launches 'My Yummy Mummy Guide'

Karisma-KapoorGurgaon, Sep 17 : Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor Tuesday launched her book "My Yummy Mummy Guide" on pregnancy and motherhood. She says it is for 'desi' mothers.

"We don't have an Indian take on pregnancy and motherhood. I felt that this will be something that Indian mothers will be able to relate to," Karisma told reporters at the launch of the at the Landmark book store.

The 39-year-old has written about everything related to pregnancy and childbirth. The book also gives tips on how to loose post pregnancy fat.

Former information minister V.C. Shukla dead

V-C-ShuklaGurgaon, June 11 :  Veteran Congress leader V. C. Shukla, who was grievously injured in a Maoist attack in Chattisgarh last month, died here in a private hospital, doctors said Tuesday.

Shukla, 84, who was the main architect of media censorship during the emergency regime of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, died at around 2.30 p. m. in the Medanta Medicity Hospital.

A former union minister, he received three bullet injuries and lost a lot of blood in the attack on a Congress convoy in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region May 25. He was flown in an air ambulance to Delhi and taken to a private hospital in Gurgaon.

Shukla still critical: Doctors

VC-ShuklaGurgaon, May 29 : Congress leader V. C. Shukla, who was critically injured in the Maoist attack on party leaders in Chhattisgarh last week, continues to remain critical, doctors attending on him here said Wednesday.

"He is still critical but conscious. He has been put on ventilator and administered strong antibiotics to contain the infection. We are closely monitoring him," a doctor treating Shukla at Medanta Medicity told IANS.

Doctors had performed exploratory laparotomy surgery (a diagnostic tool that allows physicians to examine the abdominal organs) Sunday when he was admitted to the hospital.

14th IIFA to be held in Macau

IIFA-MacauGurgaon, May 14 : The 14th International Indian Film Academy awards (IIFA) will be held in Macau from June 4 it was announced here Tuesday. This is the second time that the event will be held in the city.

The three-day event will take off at The Venetian Macao.

"IIFA is a pioneering initiative that opens new doors and creates myriad opportunities for the film industry, taking it to new shores each year," actor Abhishek Bachchan told reporters at a press meet at the Kingdom Of Dreams here.

Maruti's Dzire and Ertiga win design award

Swift-Dzire-Ertiga1Gurgaon April 18 : Passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki's Swift Dzire and Ertiga cars have been awarded the India Design Mark Award, a company official said here Thursday.

The award is given to products which are trustworthy, reliable, offer value for money, and most importantly, are manufactured in a responsible manner, a Maruti Suzuki spokesperson said.

This is the second consecutive year when this award has been bestowed on Maruti Suzuki models. In 2012, the company's Wagon R and Swift were the winners of this award.

Tension at Suzuki plant in Gurgaon

Suzuki-Motors-plantGurgaon, April 4 : Tension prevailed at Suzuki Motors plant here over the issue of revoking the suspension of three employees, including two senior union leaders, a leader said Thursday. The union is now threatening strike.

Suzuki Motorcycles India Ltd (SMIL) management suspended three workers -- including the union's president Anil Kumar, general secretary Avinash Kumar and Pradeep Kumar -- on disciplinary grounds on March 19.

Many workers have alleged that the company management harasses them over one or the other issue.

Maruti Suzuki to suspend production Saturday

Maruti-SuzukiGurgaon, March 15 : Auto major Maruti Suzuki has decided to suspend production of cars at its Gurgaon and Manesar plants Saturday, a company spokesperson said.

Amid declining sales, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MSIL) will Saturday keep on hold production of petrol and diesel cars in all five units of its Gurgaon and Manesar plants for a day.

On March 8 too, MSIL suspended production of petrol cars at three units of the Gurgaon plant.

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