Monday, January 4, 2016

Renault India registers 160% growth in domestic sales in December 2015
Renault outperforms the industry with 20% YTD growth

New Delhi, January 4, 2016: Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive companies in India, registered a growth of 160% with monthly domestic sales of 10,292 units in December 2015 as against 3,956 units in the corresponding month last year. 
In the calendar year 2015, Renault India sold 53,847 units compared to 44,849 units in the preceding year, registering a cumulative growth of20.1%.
With substantial efforts and developments on product, network and customer engagement, Renault India has entered a new phase of growth in India, and is gearing up towards making its products and services more accessible to customers across the country. Renault India has substantially increased its sales and service network reach in India, from 14 sales and service facilities in mid-2011 to 200 currently, and will reach 240 facilities by end of next year, which includes expanding its presence in existing and new markets in urban, semi-urban and rural India.

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PM holds meeting on Pathankot, Afghanistan attacks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today presided over a high-level meeting in New Delhi to discuss the ongoing operation at Pathankot air base to flush out holed up terrorists and the attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan.
Top security officials, including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, are learnt to have briefed Mr Modi on both the matters. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who are members of the Cabinet Committee on Security, were also present in the meeting.
The Prime Minister had chaired a similar meeting last night of top officials, including Mr Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar soon after returning from his two-day visit to Karnataka. The operation against militants holed up at the air base entered the third day today after explosions and firing continued intermittently overnight.


At least six people were killed and over 90 injured as a strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake epicenter in Manipur today hit the northeastern region, causing damage to buildings and triggering panic. Manipur bore the brunt of the temblor which struck at 4.35 AM, jolting the people out of their sleep. Many buildings collapsed or developed cracks in Tamenglong, where the earthquake was epicenter at a depth of 17 km. All six deaths were in the state while 70 people were injured.
Power supply to Imphal city has been disrupted and some power installations have suffered damage, an official statement said after Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha held a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) this morning. Nearly 20 persons were injured in Guwahati and other areas in Assam due to the earthquake, Assam Commissioner and Secretary (Disaster Management) Pramod Kumar Tiwari said at least 30 buildings have developed cracks.
Army and Air Force have joined the relief operations and two teams of National Disaster Response Force have been rushed to Imphal while one was being sent to Assam where at least 20 people were injured. Home Minister Rajnath Singh took stock of the situation and said, the Centre will provide all necessary help and support to Manipur and other affected states.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is continuously monitoring the situation in the Northeast due to the earthquake. In a series of tweets, Mr Modi said, NDRF team has been instructed to move from Guwahati to the areas affected by the earthquake. The Home Minister briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over phone about the situation and the steps taken for rescue and relief.
Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke spoke to Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and other chief ministers in the region to take stock of the situation. Rajnath Singh also said he spoke to Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, who will reach Imphal from Arunachal Pradesh to monitor the situation.
NDMA spoke to the control room/relief commissioners of all the states in the North-East- Manipur, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland as well as West Bengal. According to the Regional Seismological Centre in Guwahati, the earthquake is one of the biggest in recent times and was felt in the entire North-east region. All states in the North-East are categorized under zone V in the country’s Seismological map and considered to be highly vulnerable.
Meanwhile, fresh tremor measuring 3.6 on richter scale were felt in Manipur. In Mizoram, people ran out of their homes looking for safe places in capital Aizwal and the quake was also felt in other parts of the state. Nagaland State Disaster Management Agency said that strong tremors were felt across the state, but there were no reports of any damage. A report from Agartala said the tremor was felt across Tripura today, but there was no report of any casualty or damage to property so far.
In Bangladesh, it was panic fleeing that claimed the death of a 23-year old student of Dhaka University who apparently suffered a cardiac arrest. Many of the injured in Dhaka are students of Dhaka University who jumped from their second or third floor residential halls in panic as the buildings shook and swayed during the quake. As already reported panic-driven cardiac arrest killed another in northwestern Rajashahi. In northern Sylhet district which borders Assam, 30 people were injured as people desperately tried to flee their homes.
The high-intensity earthquake also jolted parts of Tibet with many residents waking up after feeling the ground shake. The earthquake affected the prefectures of Nyingchi, Shannan and Qamdo as well as the regional capital Lhasa reporting “strong tremors. No casualties have been reported so far. The head of Nyingchi’s Metok County told state-run Xinhua news agency that the tremor was so strong that the local government had to tell local township and village officials in the Tibet autonomous region to check for possible casualties or damage.
The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), said in its bulletin that there was no danger of a tsunami from the strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake. Based on historical earthquake and tsunami data, Tsunami threat does into exist for India, it added.

Combing operation  to continue in Pathankot 

Encounter and combing operation is going on inside the Pathankot airbase and it will continue till the airbase is cleared off the terrorists.
At a joint press conference, army, air force and NSG officers said that terrorists had taken shelter in a two storey building and four of them were killed while 2 more are suspected to be hidden in the building. Officers said operation is going on in full co-ordination of forces fighting the terrorists. Officers told the media that terrorists came with full preparedness but they were contained in time and all defence equipment has been saved from their reach.
No damage is reported to the civilian area or any civilian. All residential area of airbase is also safe.

Lt Gen A Chakravarty, DGNCC will address a Press Conference

Lt Gen A Chakravarty, DGNCC will address a Press Conference to           coincide with the annual NCC Republic Day Camp 2016.
Date                :           05 January 2016 (Tuesday)
Time               :           1200 hrs
Venue             :           NCC Auditorium, DGNCC Republic Day Camp, Garrison                          Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt.

Cabinet Secretary chairs NCMC meeting

Government assures of all necessary help for quick rescue, relief and restoration work
The Cabinet Secretary Shri P. K. Sinha convened a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meeting this morning here today. The situation emerging out of earthquake in North-East was reviewed.It was decided that NDRF to send two teams to Imphal immediately for relief and rescue. In addition, one team be sent to Silchar, Assam. Secretary, Power to send a team of engineers from Power Grid Corporation to Imphal to assist the State Government in restoration of power. Secretary, Health and Family Welfare to send a Special Team of doctors from Delhi including orthopedics to Imphal today. The State Government has been assured of all necessary help for quick rescue, relief and restoration work.
So far, there are 06 causalities and 43 persons have been injured. Telecom connectivity is more or less normal. Power supply to Imphal city has been disrupted and some power installations have suffered damage.
The meeting was attended by Secretary (Power), Secretary (Telecom), Member, NDMA and DG (Indian Meteorological Department). The representatives of Ministries Home and Defence also participated in the meeting. Chief Secretary, Manipur participated through the video link.

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