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Hopes pinned on Auto Expo to reignite demand, push sales

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 18:33

Amid economic slowdown, Auto Expo, the biggest spectacle in the Indian automobile sector, will begin next week with the industry hoping for a reignition of demand through the show which will see 70 new unveilings.

Automobile sector: A look-back at the major highlights

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 12:04

A drive through a long endless dark tunnel best describes the journey of India's auto sector in 2013.

Steel consumption grows 0.8% in Apr-Sept period

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 16:14

India's steel consumption in the first six months of the current fiscal remained flat, showing just 0.8 percent year-on-year growth due to poor offtake by construction and automobile sectors.

Hiring in auto sector at a standstill, layoffs imminent

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 15:14

With car and vehicle sales continuing to reel under a prolonged slump, fresh hiring of employees has been frozen in India's automobile sector while layoffs loom large.

'TN, Rajasthan states with highest potential in auto sector'

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 15:13

Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan have emerged as the two prominent states to have the highest growth potential in the automobile sector for attracting new investors, industry body Assocham said today.

Cabinet approves setting up of National Automotive Board

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 22:22

According to sources, NAB will be a specialised body for promoting sustainable development of the Indian auto sector. Besides, it would also have a larger role in developing skills for the growing automobile sector.

Govt proposes a board for growth of automobile sector

Last Updated: Friday, April 27, 2012, 00:46

The government Thursday said it has proposed setting up of a National Automotive Board (NAB) under the Department of Heavy Industry to support new initiatives for the growth of the automobile sector.

Car makers post rise in Nov sales; Maruti down for 6th time

Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 20:43

Major car makers in the country, barring market leader Maruti Suzuki India, on Thursday reported growth in sales in November on the back of new models, notwithstanding a sluggish market.

SIAM lowers car sales growth forecast to 2-4 % for FY'12

Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011, 18:04

The Indian automobile industry on Monday significantly lowered the passenger car sales growth forecast for 2011-12 to 2-4 percent due to lower output at Maruti Suzuki because of labour issues, and higher lending rates.

Ramesh urges caution on use of biofuel for automobile sector

Last Updated: Thursday, August 26, 2010, 15:38

Even as the government is pushing for biofuel for automobile sector, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday cautioned that it will not work in the land-scarce country plagued by food security issues.