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Sponsors are shying away from Hockey Canada

Mired in controversies over the alleged sexual assault case, Hockey Canada continues to sink deeper in financial crisis as its major sponsors have started moving away at least for the time it comes out clean. Since Hockey Canada was in the…

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Tatas Submit Bid For Air India Sale, Say Sources

Air India is laden with a huge debt of around ₹ 43,000 crore of which ₹ 22,000 crore will also be transferred to the Air India Asset Holding Limited (AIAHL). The government is planning to sell a 100 per cent stake in the airline The government has initiated the process of financial bids for the debt-laden national carrier Air India (AI) on Wednesday as Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia made it clear that September 15 date for the process is fixed and will not change. After failing to find any buyer for a 76 per cent…

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Launched In India; Prices Start At Rs. 73.70

Mercedes Benz GLE LWB marks the debut of the latest Mercedes-Benz driving assistance systems. Mercedes-Benz had just launched the all-new GLE SUV in India starting from Rs 73.70 lakh for the GLE 300d variant and going all the way up to Rs 1.25 crore for the GLE 400d. The latter, launched as the G 400d Hip-Hop Edition, is a direct import, which contributes to its higher asking price. The entry-level model in the range is the GLE 300d, which is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine that is good for 245hp and…

Volkswagen ordered to pay $196.5M in emissions scandal

TORONTO — Volkswagen was ordered Wednesday to pay $196.5 million to the Canadian government for importing cars that secretly violated the country's emissions standards, a record-setting fine an Ontario judge said marks "a new era" in environmental protection. Judge Enzo Rondinelli handed down the fine hours after the company formally pleaded guilty to all 60 environmental charges it faced in the emissions-cheating scandal. The Crown and Volkswagen jointly suggested the penalty, which falls short of the maximum $265 million…

Volkswagen pleads guilty to all Canadian charges in emissions-cheating scandal

TORONTO — Volkswagen pleaded guilty to dozens of Canadian charges in a wide-ranging emissions-cheating scandal on Wednesday, admitting — among other acts — to secretly importing cars that violated pollution standards. The German automaker and the Crown submitted an agreed statement of facts in a Toronto court, acknowledging the company imported 128,000 Volkswagen and Audi vehicles, along with 2,000 Porsches, that violated the standards. Reading from the statement, prosecutor Tom Lemon noted that certain supervisors and…

INDIA

Punjab: Cabinet expansion on cards

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has been going steady to carry out his agenda in a time bound manner. After making a clean sweep in the Rajya Sabha elections by claiming all seven seats available from Punjab, he, however, suffered a reverse in the Sangrur Lok Sabha bye-election. Putting behind this reverse, he has been trying to grab back the initiative. The first Budget of his government last week was an opportunity to build bridges with electors of Punjab. While keeping his pre-election commitment of free supply of 300 units…

Mastermind of Disrespect Dera Chief Ram Rahim

The mastermind of the disrespect of Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab is Dera Sirsa Chief Ram Rahim. Ram Rahim's MSG film was not released then a complete conspiracy was hatched to take revenge. This has been claimed by the Special Investigation Team of Punjab Police. CM Bhagwant Mann has handed over a 467-page report to Sikh leaders involved in the case. More secrets may soon be revealed regarding this report. In the year 2015, 3 cases of disrespect to Guru Granth Sahib Ji were reported in Bargari village of Faridkot. This…

Will India have Capt Amarinder Singh as first Sikh Vice-President?

Who will be the next Vice-President of India? Will this position go to a Sikh leader this time? Though the answers lie with the BJP High Command, the possibility of the choice falling upon a candidate from minority communities is high. One of the strongest candidates for this position is former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh who on return from England after a surgery is expected to merge his Punjab Lok Congress with Bharatiya Janata Party. It is not the first time that Capt Amarinder Singh may be merging his…

Punjab: Aman Arora, Anmol Gagan Maan among five to be inducted in Punjab Council of Ministers

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is all set to induct five members to his Council of Ministers on Monday. Though the new ministers to be administered oath of secrecy have been informed individually, no formal announcement of the names of new ministers has been made. Sources in the ruling party have confirmed that of five new ministers, there will be a woman,  and after expansion, the strength of the Punjab Council of Ministers will go up to 15 leaving scope for the addition of three more ministers. Under the provisions,…

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