Maruti Suzuki cuts car output by 18 in May

first_imgNew Delhi: The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has cut vehicle production by over 18 per cent in May, according to a regulatory filing. It is the company’s fourth consecutive month of taking a production cut.The car market leader produced a total of 1,51,188 units in May, including Super Carry LCV, down 18.1 per cent from 1,84,612 units in the year-ago month, MSI said in the filing. Barring Super Carry, the company reduced production of all other segments, including that of its big selling compact and mini cars last month. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsMSI slashed production of passenger vehicles, including Alto, Swift and Dzire, by 18.88 per cent to 1,48,095 as compared to 1,82,571 units in May 2018. The company cut production of mini segment vehicles by 42.29 per cent to 23,874 units last month as against 41,373 units in the year-ago period. MSI also slashed production of compact segment cars by 9.54 per cent to 84,705 units in May from 93,641 units in corresponding month of last year. Production of utility vehicles also witnessed a decline of 3.21 per cent to 24,748 units, as against 25,571 units in May last year. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefThe company said production of vans declined by 34.99 per cent to 10,934 units last month compared to 16,819 units in May 2018. MSI had cut production by around 10 per cent across its factories in April. In March, the company had reported a production cut of 20.9 per cent across its factories. In February, the company had cut production by over 8 per cent to 1,48,959 units from 1,62,524 units produced in the year-ago month. Auto manufacturers have been facing muted sales for quite some time now. The slowdown has forced companies to adjust their production schedules to market demand. Last week, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) said it will shut production across plants for up to 13 days in the ongoing quarter to adjust to market demand. Overall passenger vehicle sales in India dropped over 17 per cent in April, the worst monthly fall in nearly eight years, as subdued sentiment and the ongoing liquidity crunch hit car sales. On Saturday, homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) said that it will shut production across plants for up to 13 days in the ongoing quarter to adjust to market demand.last_img read more

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Playing in the V the secret to Kohlis success

first_imgNew Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli has been on song in the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales. With three fifties, Kohli has so far scored 244 runs in the four innings he has played. While he is currently 12th in the list of leading run-getters, Kohli will surely move upwards with India still to play as many as four games in the group stages alone. Before the World Cup, Kohli was not at his usual best in the Indian Premier League. While he did score 328 runs in the 14 matches for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), it was not the kind of performance which one associates with India’s ‘run machine’. However, in the World Cup, Kohli is looking a lot more comfortable, be it while facing the quicks or the spinners. If one does an analysis of his performance in the four innings he has played so far, one will find that the 30-year-old has concentrated on playing in the ‘V’ and has resisted from playing cross batted shots. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevThis approach can be seen as an attempt to tackle the swing on offer in English conditions to the pacers and also to adjust with the variable bounce which has been seen on many wickets on which India have played. In India’s first match against South Africa, Kohli was not able to score much as he managed just 18 runs off the 34 balls he faced before he was caught brilliantly by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock. However, against Australia, the number one ODI batsman looked to be in fine form and scored 82 off 77 balls. During the course of his innings, he scored 60 runs in the V (23 on off side and 37 on leg side). Shikhar Dhawan also scored a brilliant 117 as India defended their 353-run target with ease. Against arch-rivals Pakistan, Kohli continued with his form and hit 77 runs off 65 balls. Out of the 77, 51 runs came in the ‘V’ (26 on off side and 25 on leg side). His knock, along with that off Rohit Sharma’s 140, helped India post 336/5. The Men in Blue won that match by 89 runs (D/L method) and maintained their World Cup dominance over Pakistan. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’shipsAnd in their fifth encounter against Afghanistan when most of the Indian batters struggled against the Afghan spinners on a sluggish Rose Bowl wicket, Kohli batted brilliantly and scored 67 runs off just 63 balls. In that game also, the Indian skipper preferred to play in the ‘V’ and collected 42 runs in that region (19 on off side and 23 on leg side). His cover drive has been on full display in the ongoing World Cup and one can surely expect the Indian skipper to come out with those smashing flicks and straight drives against the likes of Sheldon Cottrell and Mark Wood in the remaining matches.last_img read more

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Canada notes death penalty will do little to help Sri Lankas image

“This form of punishment is incompatible with human dignity and can lead to irreversible miscarriages of justice. No justice system is immune from error,” the High Commission said. Further, the Canadian High Commission in Colombo said that the resumption of executions could attract global attention and would do little to rebuild Sri Lanka’s image as a peaceful and welcoming destination for travellers and investment.Canada said that it joins many Sri Lankans and friends of Sri Lanka around the world in urging the Government to maintain the moratorium on the death penalty. (Colombo Gazette) Canada is deeply concerned by reports that Sri Lanka is considering a reversal of its long-standing moratorium on the death penalty.The Canadian High Commission in Colombo said that Canada strongly and unequivocally oppose the use of the death penalty in all cases. Canada noted that while action to counter the illicit drug trade is important and necessary, there is no evidence that the death penalty is an effective deterrent. read more

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