The Sri Lankan Parliament passed a motion of no-confidence against new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday. His controversially appointed government, a day after the Supreme Court stayed a presidential decree dissolving the legislature.
According to media reports Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced that a majority of the 225-member Assembly supported the motion against former President Rajapaksa who was made Prime Minister in October this year and replaced Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Jet Airways a major Indian international airline to sell six Boeing 777 planes to reduce its debt, media reported on Wednesday.
According to reports, after the sale of six Boeing 777 planes, the airline will be able to reduce its debts by Rs 1,800 crore which stood at Rs 8,052 crore quarter ended on September 30, 2018.
Jet Airways chief financial officer Amit Agarwal was quoted by the live mint as saying, “The airline has identified six Boeing 777 aircraft, which it will sell to lessors under...
Television actor Karanvir Bohra's wife Teejay Sidhu, wrote an open letter to the makers of Bigg Boss 12, asking why her husband Karanvir Bohra, who is currently a participant on the reality show, is being targetted every weekend.
Teejay took to her Instagram account to share the message.
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Bollywood actor Rakhi Sawant who usually surround herself with controversies on Tuesday was left unconscious after a wrestling match with a CWE (Continental Wrestling Entertainment) wrestler in Panchkula. She was hospitalised and her condition is said to be stable.
According to media reports, Rakhi has been seen being beaten mercilessly by her opponent and when she was knocked to the ground, she could not get up. She was then carried out of the ring to a hospital. She further also complained of...
Hinduja Group firm Ashok Leyland's Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Vinod K Dasari has decided to step down in March 2019 to pursue other interests, media reported on Tuesday.
"This (resignation of Dasari) was something unexpected. The board needs time to discuss this (and find a replacement). Vinod has done an excellent job and the team in Ashok Leyland is very strong," Hinduja told media.
Dasari who served the commercial heavy vehicle maker for the past 13 years was reappointed...
The Delhi High Court rejected the bail plea of a middleman, Manoj Prasad, on Tuesday, in a corruption case involving the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
It is learnt that Justice Najmi Waziri dismissed the bail plea observing that the allegations against Prasad were serious in nature and the investigation in the case was at a crucial stage.
The CBI had on October 15 registered a case against Asthana for allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs 2 crore from Sana...
Toyota Unveils Hydrogen-Fueled Sedan At Frankfurt Auto Show
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September 17 , 2015 , 14:39 IST
[caption id="attachment_126741" align="aligncenter" width="700"] The new Toyota Mirai is displayed on the first press day of the Frankfurt Auto Show IAA in Frankfurt, Germany. (Photo: AP)[/caption]
Toyota is taking the next step in its quest for carbon-free travel with the launch of the Mirai hydrogen-fueled sedan.
The Japanese brand that pioneered the hybrid gas-electric powertrain sees hydrogen cars as the end-game, following plug-in hybrids and full-electric vehicles.
The region's new CEO, Johan van Zyl, told reporters on the sidelines of the Frankfurt auto show on Monday that "It's not a question of if, it's a question of when," hydrogen technology will go mainstream.
Toyota Europe expects sales of between 50 and 100 Mirai's this year and next, with 47 ordered to date. It is being sold only in Britain, Germany, Denmark and Belgium, where Toyota is working on getting in hydrogen pumping stations with local partners.
Toyota Europe sales chief Karl Schlicht said that current customers include governments and companies looking to reduce their carbon emissions. He expects the technology to be affordable for average consumers by 2025.
Toyota Europe last year sold 880,000 cars, up 3 percent from a year earlier. Twenty percent of those were hybrids. Schlicht forecasts sales will be down 1-2 percent this year due to the economic slowdown in Russia.
Van Zyl expects hybrid sales to grow with the launch at Frankfurt show of the new RAV4 small SUV, which for the first time will be offered also with a hybrid powertrain, joining the Yaris, Auris and restyled Prius.