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Tata Motors held Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) on November 12 reported a 5.5 percent decline in total retail sales at 41,866 units in October as compared with the year-ago period.Jaguar sales were at 10,606 units during the month, down 22.9 per cent from October 2018, a statement from Tata Motors read.Land Rover sales, on the other hand, were at 31,260 units, up 2.4 per cent from the same month last year, it added.Close "The automotive trading environment remains challenging globally. Against this background, it is all the more encouraging to see our China turnaround strategy and work with the local retailer network generating positive results as sales have improved in China for the fourth consecutive month," JLR Chief Commercial Officer Felix Brautigam said. related news 100X.VC to invest over Rs 200cr in startups Traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar highway, Mughal road remains closed for the 7th day Ayodhya verdict: As historic SC ruling paves way for Ram temple, … [Read more...] about JLR sales down by 6%, fall to 41,866 units in October
The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) has decided to seek contributions for the proposed Ram Mandir to be built in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, according to a report by The Times of India.According to the report, the organisation is also exploring ways to enlist involvement of Ram devotees in the temple’s construction. A formal plan on this will be released soon.Devotees from all of India’s 718 districts will be invited to stay at the site in Ayodhya for a week and help in the temple’s construction.Close “Ram bhakts (devotees) from across the country will be approached for contribution to the construction of the temple. The Ayodhya movement was associated with the faith and sentiments of scores of Hindus and they will have to do their bit, including ‘kar seva’, whenever the project begins,” Vinod Bansal, VHP’s National Spokesperson, told the newspaper. Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report. related news 100X.VC to invest … [Read more...] about VHP to take crowd-funding route for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya: Report
Three days after the Supreme Court delivered the historic judgment in the Ayodhya case – giving the disputed land to Ram Lalla Virajman to construct a temple, and an alternate 5-acre plot of land to the Sunni Waqf Board – the temple town remained calm.No incidents of communal clashes have been reported so far, courtesy extremely tight security arrangements in sensitive areas across Uttar Pradesh as well as various cities, including Delhi and Mumbai. Security has also been enhanced for the five judges, including Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who delivered the verdict.Here is what is next in the pipeline post-Ayodhya verdict:Close Meeting with NSA related news 100X.VC to invest over Rs 200cr in startups Traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar highway, Mughal road remains closed for the 7th day National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval met with Hindu and Muslim religious leaders to ensure that communal passions remained under check, The Times of India reported. … [Read more...] about Ayodhya verdict: As historic SC ruling paves way for Ram temple, what’s next?