Surinder Kapur’s relentless pursuit of quality made Kapur a highly efficient manufacturer of automobile components, notes Bhupesh Bhandari. Image: Surinder Kapur was the biggest proponent of Japanese manufacturing practices in India Surinder Kapur died on June 30 in Munich after being ill for about a fortnight. He had sizeable business interests in Germany and had set up home in Munich. In the last few years, he would spend more and more of his time there. He was ... Rediff.com, 4 days ago
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India’s second largest private sector lender HDFC Bank on Monday launched '30-min auto' and '15-min 2-wheeler' loan schemes, for which customers have to provide only their biometric details. "The 30-minute auto loan is available for HDFC Bank customers, as well as others. With this technology-enabled solution, loans for two-wheelers can also be approved within 15 minutes," the Bank said. Any person willing to avail a loan can walk into an auto dealership or any other touch points of ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Once called India’s garden city, this upper middle-class residential area in Bangalore has India’s most toxic air, says Devanik Saha, IndiaSpend.com. On the day this story was written, April 10, 2015, the area with India’s most toxic air - among 10 cities where a new National Air Quality Index functions - was south Bangalore’s BTM Layout, a booming residential area dotted with restaurants and located conveniently near office towers and a web of highways. There ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago How India should handle the Ghani visit Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday described Pakistan as China’s “dependable” friend and firmly backed its territorial integrity, as he announced long-term support for the cash-strapped country’s economic development. Addressing a joint sitting of Pakistan’s parliament on the final day of his two-day maiden trip during which he oversaw signing of 51 agreements, Xi stressed that the bilateral ties are based on mutual trust and support. Xi, also the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Can Indian elephant take on Chinese dragon? 'Not in the next 20 years' Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The mediation between the warring co-managing partners of India’s largest law firm Amarchand Mangaldas, brothers Cyril and Shardul Shroff, was accepted by the Bombay high court on Wednesday. According to the terms of the arbitral award, the brothers have agreed to ‘split and bifurcate into separate entities independently carrying on the profession of law’. A detailed family settlement has been arrived at for division of family properties, professional practice and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
"350 million pairs of sports shoes are discarded every year and 1.2 billion, nearly a population of India’s size, wake up every day without having any footwear whatsoever." "Being athletes, my founder and I were forced to discard at least three to four pairs of sports shoes each year due to excessive usage." "Both of us began converting our torn shoes into slippers for personal use." "We have sold 50 pairs of footwear to public and donated 100 pairs to those without footwear in Mumbai." ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Hiware Bazar (Maharashtra): The richest village in India Hiware Bazar is a Maharashtra village which fought with its destiny and came out winning with flying colours. The village was hit by a severe drought in 1972 after which villagers started to move out ...Jagran Post, 2 weeks ago
Sources say of the 4,000 units in Surat, about half have been shut. Image: A model wears a 50.05-carat heart-shaped D-Colour internally flawless diamond pendant. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters. The image is used for representational purpose only. With the diamond sector in Surat recording hundreds of crores of losses and payment defaults on the rise, a cloud of uncertainty looms over workers in India’s diamond capital. Sources estimate 70-80 per cent of them have been affected by ...Rediff.com, 13 hours ago
If the impact of the Greece crisis spreads across Europe and parts of the world which are more interconnected than ever before, India cannot hope to be insulated, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta. There was no Night of the Long Knives. This time, it was boringly predictable. All but the most naive thought that an amicable solution would be found to prevent Greece from leaving the Eurozone. As "erratic Marxist" Yanis Varoufakis put in his papers as the finance minister of Greece, stock markets and ...Rediff.com, 13 hours ago
Union Minister Uma Bharti on Monday night said she is ‘scared’ by the number of deaths associated with the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh and said there is ‘panic’ in the state due to these deaths. "There is panic in Madhya Pradesh due to the deaths. I am scared for the lives of people connected to me. I am a minister but still I am scared. I will convey my fears to CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan," Bharti, a former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, was quoted as having ...Rediff.com, 23 hours ago
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