Tag Archives: Indian

Pullela Gopichand worried about Indian badminton’s future; says ‘we haven’t invested in coaches’

Hyderabad: India might be celebrating a world champion in PV Sindhu right now but national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand feels there are reasons to be worried about the future as the country has not “invested enough in coaches”. Sindhu, who is also an Olympic silver-medallist, became India’s first world champion in the sport with a straight-game triumph over Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara ... Read More »

Indian Army to purchase Force Gurkha 4×4 based Light Strike Vehicles (LSVs)

Pune-based Force Motors has bagged the order for supplying Light Strike Vehicles (LSVs). Force Motors managed to get this order in spite of stiff competition from some well-established manufacturers. The Force Motors’ Light Strike Vehicle is a totally indigenous product that has been designed and developed by the company’s R&D team. The Force Gurkha-based LSV will be used for various military ... Read More »

The Indian man who changed his name to Regret

His parents named him Sathyanarayana Iyer. But he changed it to Regret Iyer. The BBC’s Geeta Pandey meets him in the southern Indian city of Bangalore to find out if he has ever regretted his decision. Mr Iyer wears many hats – he describes himself as a writer, publisher, photographer, journalist, cartoonist and many other things. When I met the ... Read More »

Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Review

Meet the new Indian Chieftain Dark Horse – this massive mass of black metal with a name that promises a lot of character and stamina, quite like a thoroughbred black stallion. Technically though, the only thing new is the blacked out look. The Chieftain Dark Horse shares the same engine and mechanicals with the standard Indian Chieftain, but the difference is in the ... Read More »

Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Review

Meet the new Indian Chieftain Dark Horse – this massive mass of black metal with a name that promises a lot of character and stamina, quite like a thoroughbred black stallion. Technically though, the only thing new is the blacked out look. The Chieftain Dark Horse shares the same engine and mechanicals with the standard Indian Chieftain, but the difference is in the ... Read More »

Chinese Firms Dominate Indian Smartphone Market in Q4 2016: IDC

Smartphone shipment in the country remained almost flat at 25.8 million units in the October-December 2016 quarter compared to the year-ago period, impacted by demonetisation and seasonal slowdown after festive sales, research firm IDC said. Compared to the July-September 2016 period, shipment in the said quarter declined sharply by 20.3 percent. “In CY Q42016, smartphone shipments clocked 25.8 million units, ... Read More »

Chinese Manufacturers Capture Nearly 40 Percent of Indian Smartphone Market in 2016: IDC

Chinese smartphone vendors last year captured about 40 percent share in India, the second largest smartphone market in the world, the official media here reported. Among all, Lenovo saw its shipment volume rise to the second only after Samsung in the third quarter last year, state-run China Daily quoted global research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) survey as saying. Xiaomi ... Read More »

Top 5 Happenings In The Indian Automotive Industry In 2016

It’s been quite an eventful year for the automotive industry in India. When asked how 2016 has been for the industry at the recent CarandBike Awards 2017 ceremony, the reactions of each and every one was unanimous when they said, “It was a mixed bag”. It’s true though, because though the sales of both two and four-wheelers have seen a ... Read More »

Indian Banks May Raise $30 Billion Through Bonds By March 2019: Fitch

Banks need around $90 billion in extra capital by March 2019, says Fitch. New Delhi: Indian banks need around $90 billion additional capital by March 2019 and one-third of this amount is expected to be raised through bonds, according to a report by ratings agency Fitch. Indian banks are likely to become more active in the Additional Tier 1 (AT1) ... Read More »

More Entry-Level Smartphone Players Will Quit Indian Market in 2017: Counterpoint

With mounting revenue losses amid too many players fighting to grab a pie, exits will surpass entrants in the Indian smartphone market in 2017, analysts said on Thursday. There are nearly 250 million unique smartphone users in the country and by the end of 2016, there will be 280 million Indians with these devices. “With declining margins amid cut-throat competition, ... Read More »