Quick view: Hondas manufacturing unit unveiled in Rajasthan

Updated: Feb 25 2014, 10:44am hrs
Honda Cars India on Monday inaugurated its second manufacturing facility at Alwar in Rajasthan, a move aimed at doubling the production capacity in the country. The Rs 3,520-crore plant, which has a total capacity of 1.2 lakh cars per annum, effectively doubles the companys total manufacturing capacity to 2.4 lakh cars per annum.

SC asks steel cos to go to CCI on cartelisation issue

The Supreme Court has referred the case of caretelisation by private miners as alleged by the steel companies to the Competition Commission of India (CCI). Steel companies had filed an affidavit on February 4 against private miners in the state of Karnataka alleging them collusion to fix high base prices for the e-auction of iron ore in the state.

NTPC Odisha coal mine to get green clearance

NTPCs coal mine in Odisha has been recommended for green clearance by an environment ministry panel. The Committee after deliberations of the submissions of the proponent has recommended for granting environment clearance with...specific conditions, says an official document.

Unilever, FB unit tie up to work out rural reach

FMCG major Unilever on Monday announced a partnership with Internet.org, a Facebook-led alliance, to understand better how internet access can be increased to reach millions across rural India. Through this partnership, Unilever and Internet.org are pursuing the mission of bringing the benefits of internet access to the two-thirds of the world who are not yet connected.

Wipro, Perfecto to set up mobile app testing centre

Wipro has partnered Perfecto Mobile to set up a mobility testing centre of excellence (CoE). Using Perfectos MobileCloud platform, Wipros experts will remotely test their customers mobile applications on real devices across the globe, Wipro said in a statement.

LPG distributors to go on strike from Feb 25

With the government not heeding to the demands of the LPG distributors, the All-India LPG Federation and Federation of LPG distributors of India have decided to go on an indefinite strike from Feb 25. The distributors had demanded that the government strike off some clauses from the Marketing Discipline Guidelines (MDG) 2014 which makes operations too stringent for them.

TechMahindra opens NFC test lab in Bangalore

Tech Mahindra has announced the launch of its Near Field Communication (NFC) test lab in Bangalore, India. The lab will cater to the fast-growing needs of chipset manufacturers, OEMs, service providers, acquires and issuers from the banking industry, according to a release issued by the company.

HGS unveils two centres in Philippines

Outsourcing solutions provider Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) has started two new centres in Philippines, supported by an investment of $6.79 million. HGS had entered Philippines in 2003 with the acquisition of C-Cube, and a decade later, the company boasts of 5,000 employees spread across six centres in the country. Spread across a total area of 22,377 sq mt in Philippines occupying 3,975 seats, the sites are located in Metro Manila, Iloilo province and now in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

DDB, Omnicom acquire marketing co 22feet

To strengthen its digital marketing services, ad majors DDB Group Asia Pacific and Omnicom Group, a leading global marketing ad company, has acquired Bangalore-based digital marketing company 22feet. Announcing the news, Madhukar Kamath, group CEO & managing director of DDB Mudra Group, said, With digital at the heart of DDB Mudra Groups agenda, we are happy about joining forces with 22feet.

Reliance Infra starts toll collection on NH-67

Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) said on Monday it has started collecting toll on the 63-km stretch connecting Trichy and Karur in Chennai on NH-67. RInfra had got the order from National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for doubling the stretch into four-lane, operating and maintaining the project for 30 years from the date of signing the contract.

Nissan to discontinue sales of X-TRAIL SUV

Japanese auto-maker Nissan said it will discontinue sales of its popular SUV X-Trail and 370Z coupe in India as the company is focusing more on localised manufactured models. Nissan currently imports X-Trail and 370Z coupe as completely built unit. The move comes in the wake of Nissans decision to focus on its locally manufactured models, said Nissan Motor India Private Ltd (NMIPL).