'More than one brand in a showroom is too risky because customer loyalty in this market is low. Most people don't drive different cars made by the same manufacturer for a lifetime, they experiment.' IMAGE: Toyota Camry. Photograph: Kind courtesy Toyota Motors In foreign markets, a Lexus and a Toyota Camry sell side by side in a showroom with there being no confusion for customers, but industry experts indicate the same distribution channel is hard to pull off in India. Gurpratap Boparai, managing director for Skoda India, who is also in charge of VW Group India, says: "In our context, more than one brand in a showroom is too risky because customer loyalty in this market is low. Most people don't drive different cars made by the same manufacturer for a lifetime, they experiment." IMAGE: Lexus LS 500h. Photograph: Kind courtesy Lexus India Despite Indians' preference for low-cost lightweight and fuel efficient cars sold at affordable prices, the country hasn't seen the entry of potential … [Read more...] about Why Indians are one-brand car customers
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Homicide detectives believe Leslie Ralph Ball, 73, who was reported missing on May 22, 1993, was murdered by his son-in-law, David Phillips, who died in 2015. Brisbane Coroners Court today was told a witness told police that Mr Phillips confessed to him that he killed Mr Ball. Megan Jarvis, counsel assisting Deputy State Coroner John Lock, said police believed the witness was credible, as he had information he would not have known if Mr Phillips had not told him. MORE NEWS: TRENT THORBURN REPORTEDLY ON TINDER ALLEGED DARWIN GUNMAN’S RAMPAGE TO FIND ONE PERSON Police have asked Mr Lock to consider finding that Mr Ball was murdered at the premises of Mr Phillips and Mr Ball’s daughter, Leanne Phillips, in April, 1993. Police have also asked Mr Lock to find that David Phillips was likely responsible for the murder. “Police believe the motive for the murder was financial,” Ms Jarvis told Brisbane Coroner’s Court. “There is evidence suggesting … [Read more...] about Leslie Ball disappearance: Witness says killer confessed to him
CHENNAI: About 100 residents of a slum, occupying the southern banks of Buckingham canal in RA Puram, are set to be moved out, as the Madras high court has rejected their last-ditch argument that slum-dwellers are not encroachers and hence should not be evicted. The court has given officials time till June 10 to evict them. A division bench of Justices M Venugopal and S Vaidyanathan, which had in February 2018 ordered their eviction, reiterated the order on Tuesday and refused to review the verdict. Referring to the disconnection of power supply 10 months ago following the bench’s order, the judges said electricity need not be restored now. The judges also lambasted government officials for remaining ‘mute and dumb spectators’ to an encroacher’s claim of adverse possession of a piece of land at the same location. “On the deviant/erring officials concerned, being identified, necessary departmental action (including placing concerned under suspension), may … [Read more...] about Remove slum dwellers from Buckingham canal bank: Madras high court
Earlier this week, Game of Thrones latest episode The Long Night became the most tweeted about television episode in Twitter history. It received more than 52 million tweets in just a single day, an impressive feat for any film or show. While most fans were in awe of the episode, its blurry and dark cinematography and the unbelievable twist at the end left some dissatisfied.According to a new report on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, critics were not all love for the episode. The episode received a fresh but disappointing rating of 75% after registering 93 reviews, making it the second worst rated episode in the entire series. While for any other film or TV show, 75% rating would be called healthy and hopeful, the same doesn’t stand true for Game of Thrones, 22 episodes of which have earned 100% ratings so far. For those wondering which episode still maintains the worst rating, it is fifth season’s sixth episode titled … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones’ The Long Night is series’ second worst rated episode on Rotten Tomatoes. Can you guess the worst one?
KANPUR: In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to the city and the possibility of witnessing the condition of the Ganga, lavatories are being built and sewage is being redirected to stop pollution in the river. Besides, additional water is being released into the river from Narora dam. In the first measure, the irrigation department has started releasing more water from Narora dam so that increased water level engulfs the major part of the river banks. In another measure, teams of officials have started visiting localities situated on the bank of the river to review cleanliness and other civic issues. Modi is likely to visit the city on December 14 to review the Namami Gange Mission. During his Kanpur stay, he will visit the ghats from Ganga Barrage to Siddhanath Ghat. During ghat inspection, he could also witness the Sisamau Nullah, notorious in terms of discharging sewage waste into the Ganga. Teams of Kanpur Municipal Corporation officials have conducted a … [Read more...] about Focus on Ganga cleanliness as officials brace up for PM Narendra Modi’s visit