Rare cars that you can actually buy new: Mahindra Scorpio Getaway to Force Gurkha Expedition

Among the vast number of car models available in the Indian auto market, it is quite obvious for some of them to be barely visible. This is more so with cars that are placed in a niche segment or are in a price range which is inaccessible by the masses. We are talking about cars that one barely sees on road and many may not be even aware of any such vehicle being on sale. Let’s take a look at 8 such cars that are hard to spot in the…

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Buying a new car on loan: Should you go for used vehicle or rent one? Find out now

With loans available easily, the number of cars in India has been increasing virtually by the hundreds every day. If you are also planning to buy a car, then you should also consider the pros and cons before finally arriving at a final decision. This applies to all in general, and especially so to those who go for purchases to raise their status – yes, car buys as a status symbol are now very much a reality in India. And even if you are planning to buy a car on…

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7 New Makeup & Skincare Products Out This Week, Because It’s Time To Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag

Now that Easter is almost here, you may be getting in the mood for a beauty overhaul. If that’s the case, this week’s new makeup and skincare products will be right up your street. With experimental palettes, perfected formulas, and more collaborations than you can count, you are truly spoilt for choice. The biggest news, however, is that the collection everyone has been waiting for is finally here. Urban Decay’s Game of Thrones range will allow you to pick and choose which family you want to be on any given day. There’s even the…

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Facebook is regulating its products before lawmakers force them to

Earlier this month, Facebook undertook an effort to recast the debate around the regulation of big tech companies on its own terms. Mark Zuckerberg wrote an op-ed; Sheryl Sandberg published a blog post; and their deputies gave interviews to outlets read closely by policymakers. The overall effect was of a company that has spent the past two years on the defensive organizing around a core set of principles to advocate for: principles that will allow the company to continue operating basically as is. This week, we saw the second plank of…

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Ford, Mahindra could launch new JV company: Pros and cons of the joint-venture

Ford-Mahindra joint venture is likely to be finalised in the next three months Ford Motor Company and Mahindra & Mahindra are nearing the close of a deal to form a new joint-venture company in India. According to a Reuters report, this deal will likely be the end of the American car manufacturer’s independent operations in the country. The move will make Ford the latest car manufacturer to pull back on its operations in India, joining the likes of General Motors which stopped selling in the Indian market in 2017. Ford has invested more…

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Citroen to launch three new cars in India after C5 Aircross

Citroen has revealed that it will launch the C5 Aircross SUV in India towards the end of next year. The SUV will be a rival to the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, Hyundai Tucson and the upcoming Kia SP2i and MG Hector. Apart from the Citroen C5 Aircross, the company will launch one new product every year from 2021 till 2023. The new vehicles will be manufactured and introduced first in India before being launched in the international markets. It isn’t clear whether these will be all-new nameplates or new-generation versions of the existing models. However, our understanding is that the…

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Oil prices edge lower on economic concerns, but geopolitics support

Oil prices declined on Friday, with Brent slipping from the $70 mark reached the previous day, but both main contracts were set for weekly gains on mounting geopolitical risks. Brent crude futures dropped 25 cents to $69.15 a barrel by 1204 GMT, having touched $70.03 in the previous session, its highest since November 12. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell by 13 cents to $61.97, having hit their highest since November 7 on Wednesday at $62.99. Brent and WTI are on track for their second and fifth consecutive weeks…

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University Grants Commission bans distance learning degree programmes in agriculture

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in agriculture.(Thinkstock) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in agriculture. The decision was taken by the higher education regulator at its last meeting on the ground that a degree programme in agriculture is technical in nature as it requires practicals or laboratory courses. “The Union agriculture ministry had referred the matter to the commission, requesting it to consider prohibiting universities from offering Open and Distance Learning (ODL) degree programmes in agriculture,” a senior commission…

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