Ashok Leyland Bags An Order For 200 Buses From Bangladesh


Ashok Leyland has announced the winning of another order from Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) for the supply of 200 Ashok Leyland buses.




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The buses will be manufactured in India and exported to Bangladesh as completely built-up (CBU)

Ashok Leyland today announced bagging a new order to supply 200 buses to the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC). The home-grown commercial and heavy vehicle manufacturer has received an order for Single Decker AC buses which includes Intercity AC buses as well as City AC buses. The buses will be manufactured in India and exported to Bangladesh as completely built-up (CBU) units and BRTC will be procuring these new single decker AC buses against a tender under Indian Line of Credit.

Announcing the order win, Vinod K. Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland, said, “We continue to serve the Bangladesh market and this repeat order, after the double-decker bus order, is a testament of the trust they have in our brand. Bangladesh continues to be one of our most important export markets. And it will continue to play a key role in our strategy of increasing our export share in total revenue.”

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Early last year, Ashok Leyland has announced opening a new assembly plant in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The company entered into a partnership with Bangladesh’s IFAD Autos Limited, and the plant was supposed to be built over a period of 15 months. Ashok Leyland is looking to consolidate its presence globally and this is just one step in that direction. The plant will have a capacity to roll out 600-800 vehicles each month and will be equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and assembly lines.

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Ashok Leyland Inaugurates EV Facility In India


At present the facility has a capacity to take care of about 5000-10000 vehicles per annum, with different battery and charging options.




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The facility is equipped with digital tools for manufacturing and field tracking.

On its 70th Anniversary, Ashok Leyland inaugurated its electric vehicle facility in its Ennore plant. The facility is India’s first integrated facility for design, prototyping, testing, process prototyping and solutions design. The in-house facilities include engineering, prototyping and testing for Motors, Battery Modules and Packs and a Power Electronics Lab. The facility is equipped with digital tools for manufacturing and field tracking. This centre, along with the eMobTech centre, located in IITM Research Park, will be generating and implementing all the Services and Solutions contracts that are related to eMobility, for Ashok Leyland.

Vinod K. Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland, said, “In our 70th year, we are laying the foundation for our future. The EV Centre in Ennore will give us the edge throughout the evolution of eMobility. Currently, we are the only OEM globally to offer different Energy Management strategies and an architecture which is modular. Our plan is to start working on new product platforms in EVs such as eLCV, Low Floor City Buses, Last Mile Connectivity and Power Solutions products. We have also launched a host of new Business Models including eMaaS (eMobility as a Service) and eMSol (eMobility as a Solution) which ensures that we are closer to our end customers and capture more value. The Government’s eMobility vision is an opportunity for the country to save Forex and to reduce Oil dependence. For the industry and us, it is an opportunity to reduce total costs of ownership and, more importantly, be at the very cutting edge of technology for the first time.”

Karthick Athmanathan, BU Head, EV’s & eMobility, Ashok Leyland, said, that the company is working on multiple technologies and platforms which will help the company stay ahead in the commercial vehicle mobility space.

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At present the facility has a capacity to take care of about 5000-10000 vehicles per annum, with different battery and charging options. The company will leverage start-ups in India as well as from abroad, to bring in innovative yet cost-effective solutions.

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Ashok Leyland’s Sales Grow By 27 Per Cent In August 2018


The LCV sales saw a spike in its sales with an increase of 38 per cent with 4,228 units sold in August 2018 against 3,067 units as compared to the same period last year.

Commercial vehicle maker Ashok Leyland announced its sales report for the month of August 2018. The company reported an increase in its sales by 27 per cent at 17,386 units in August 2018, compared to 13,637 units sold in the same period last year. The MHCV sales stood at 13,158 units this month as compared to 10,570 units sold in August 2017. Till August this fiscal, Ashok Leyland sold 74,713 units compared to 54,116 units sold till August of FY18.

Also Read: Ashok Leyland’s Sales Grow By 28 Per Cent In June 2018 

The LCV sales saw a spike in its sales with an increase of 38 per cent with 4,228 units sold in August 2018 against 3,067 units as compared to the same period last year.

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The company sold 54,801 units from April 2018 to August 2018 and this meant that the company showed a growth of 39 per cent compared to the same period last year. With new launches in the offing, Ashok Leyland looks to continue this growing streak in the coming year.

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In UP Assembly, BJP Lawmaker Ashok Singh Chandel Alleges Threat To Life


Ashok Singh Chandel said his security was downgraded by the previous Samajwadi Party government.

Lucknow: 

BJP MLA Ashok Singh Chandel today created a flutter in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly when he alleged threat to his life and said he was not getting adequate security despite raising the issue with authorities in Lucknow.

“I had met officials regarding my security issues. The additional security I am being offered involves huge expense… sharp shooters were arrested in Varanasi and some arrests were also made in Hamirpur and all this underlines the threat aspect,” he told the House during the Zero Hour.

The MLA from Hamirpur Sadar said he had got security on a high court order earlier but it was downgraded by the previous Samajwadi Party government.

Terming the matter as serious, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Khanna assured him that necessary directives will be issued in this regard.

Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Ram Govind Chaudhary said similar threats have been received by some opposition members as well.

Speaker Hriday Narain Dixit directed the government to take note of various incidents of threat to the lives of MLAs and ensure adequate security to them.

Mr Chandel was referring to the arrest of four sharp shooters by the Special Task Force (STF) in Varanasi on August 29 and the recovery of a prohibited bore weapon and a double barrel gun in course of raids in Hamirpur.

According to a report from Banda, a joint operation by Banda and Hamirpur police led to the recovery of the arms which were to be handed over to the sharp shooters for the murder of the MLA.

DIG Chitrakoot Dham Manoj Tewari had said that after getting inputs about the conspiracy, raids were carried out at the residences of local BJP leader Rajiv Shukla and the recovery was made.

Those arrested in Varanasi by the STF, a day earlier, had given inputs in this regard, the DIG had said.





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PM Modi Trying To Erase Nehru’s Role, Says Ashok Gehlot


Ashok Gehlot said the nation has never seen a PM before who acts so revengefully (File)

Jaipur: 

Congress general secretary Ashok Gehlot on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of attempting to “erase” Jawaharlal Nehru’s role as the opposition party slammed the proposed changes at the Teen Murti Bhavan complex, which houses the former prime minister’s memorial.

Mr Gehlot’s comments come amid reports about the government’s plans to build a museum for all former prime ministers of the country in the Teen Murti Bhavan complex. The Congress is vehemently opposed to the idea.

“It is very unfortunate that PM Modi is trying to erase former PM Nehru ji’s role at Teen Murti Marg Memorial. The nation has never seen a prime minister before who acts so revengefully, just because most former PMs were not of Modi ji’s ideology,” Mr Gehlot said in a tweet.

The NMML was established in the memory of India’s first prime minister and the museum at the Teen Murti House has preserved some rooms as they were at the time of Nehru’s death.

Last week, former prime minister Manmohan Singh wrote to PM Modi, urging him to leave the historic Teen Murti complex “undisturbed”.

“Jawaharlal Nehru belongs not just to the Congress but to the entire nation,” Mr Singh said in his letter.

The decision to build a museum for all the former prime ministers was announced last month by NMML director Shakti Sinha.

“We will build a museum for all Prime Ministers in the 25 acre estate (Teen Murti Bhavan). This will be separate from the existing structure of the Nehru Memorial,” Mr Sinha had said.

The decision was taken at the 43rd annual meeting of the NMML, chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Citing a news report about the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) refusal to share information about expenses incurred on the security of BJP president Amit Shah, Mr Gehlot accused the Modi government of hiding information.

“Modi government has become a government functioning in secrecy. They do not believe in revealing or disclosing anything. Information is hidden, media is gagged, democracy is stifled every day under Modi govt,” the Congress leader said in another tweet.

According to the report shared by Mr Gehlot, the CIC refused to give out the information citing RTI Act exemption clauses of “personal information” and “safety”.





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Haryana State Congress Committee president Ashok Tanwar has claimed the post of Chief Minister


नई दिल्ली: हरियाणा के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री भूपेंद्र सिंह हुड्डा के साथ लंबे समय से चले आ रहे मतभेद की खबरों के बीच प्रदेश कांग्रेस कमेटी के अध्यक्ष अशोक तंवर ने मुख्यमंत्री पद के लिए परोक्ष रूप से अपनी दावेदारी पेश करते हुए कहा है कि राज्य के दलित, पिछड़े और दूसरे वंचित वर्गों की यह अकांक्षा है कि अगला मुख्यमंत्री उनके बीच से बने. तंवर ने मुख्यमंत्री पद के बारे में फैसले को कांग्रेस नेतृत्व का विशेषाधिकार करार दिया, लेकिन साथ ही कहा कि अगले साल प्रस्तावित राज्य विधानसभा चुनाव में कांग्रेस को बिना किसी चेहरे के जनता के बीच जाना चाहिए और चुनाव में जीत के बाद जनभावनाओं के अनुसार मुख्यमंत्री के उम्मीदवार का फैसला किया जाना चाहिए. 

इसे भी पढ़ें: हरियाणा में कांग्रेस की ओर से कौन होगा सीएम का चेहरा, हुड्डा ने दिया ये जवाब

उन्होंने कहा, राहुल गांधी जी चाहते हैं कि मुख्यमंत्री की बात आए तो पांच-सात विकल्प होने चाहिए. विधायक और सांसद बनने की बात आए तब भी कई विकल्प होने चाहिए. अलग-अलग वर्गों से हमारे पास विकल्प होने चाहिए. 

कठिन समय में मुझे अध्यक्ष की जिम्मेदारी
मुख्यमंत्री पद के दौड़ में शामिल होने के बारे में पूछे जाने पर हरियाणा कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष ने कहा, मैं अपनी दावेदारी क्यों खारिज करूं? राहुल जी ने कठिन समय में मुझे अध्यक्ष की जिम्मेदारी दी. हरियाणा के दलितों, पिछड़ों और वंचित वर्गों की यह अकांक्षा और सपना है कि मुख्यमंत्री उनके बीच से हो. इसी भावना के साथ लोग हमारे साथ जुड़े हुए हैं. जिन लोगों को कभी भागीदारी नहीं मिली उसको मौका मिलना चाहिए. 

विशेषाधिकार अखिल भारतीय कांग्रेस कमेटी का
चुनाव से पहले मुख्यमंत्री पद का चेहरा घोषित करने के सवाल पर तंवर ने कहा, मुख्यमंत्री का चेहरा घोषित करने का विशेषाधिकार कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष और अखिल भारतीय कांग्रेस कमेटी का है. अमूमन यह देखा गया है कि जहां हम विपक्ष में होते हैं वहां हम बिना चेहरे के चुनाव में जाते हैं. इसके बाद जनता का विश्वास जिसके ऊपर होता है वही अगला मुख्यमंत्री होता है. मैं समझता हूं कि (हरियाणा में भी) पार्टी के लिए यही बेहतर है. 

हुड्डा से मतभेद पर कोई फर्क नहीं पड़ता

हुड्डा के साथ मतभेद के सवाल पर तंवर ने कहा, हर पार्टी के अंदर मतभिन्नता होती है. उससे कोई फर्क नहीं पड़ता है. वैसे राज्य में पार्टी अध्यक्ष और राहुल गांधी का सिपाही होने की वजह से मेरा किसी के साथ मनमुटाव नहीं है. हम पार्टी को मजबूत बनाने और आगामी लोकसभा एवं विधानसभा चुनाव में जीत दिलाने के लिए काम कर रहे हैं. उन्होंने हरियाणा की मनोहर लाल खट्टर सरकार पर सभी मोर्चों पर नाकाम रहने का आरोप लगाया और कहा, राज्य की जनता बदलाव का मन बना चुकी है और कांग्रेस की वापसी तय है. 

(इनपुट एजेंसी से)

 





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Sachin Pilot Ashok Gehlot and CP Joshi in happy mood before Sankalp Rally of Congress | क्या कहती हैं यह तस्वीरें? क्या कांग्रेस में हो चुका है सब कुछ ठीक या फिर…


सुशांत पारीक, जयपुर: चित्तौड़गढ़ के सांवलियाजी में शुक्रवार से कांग्रेस ने संकल्प रैली का आगाज किया. रैली की खास बात यह रही कि जहां बड़ी संख्या में कांग्रेसी कार्यकर्ता जुटे वहीं कांग्रेस के तमाम दिग्गज नेता एक साथ एक मंच पर एकजुट नजर आए. खास बात यह भी रही कि सभी की शारीरिक भाषा जिसे बॉडी लैंग्वेज कहा जाता है वह भी सकारात्मक दिखी. यानी कांग्रेस के भीतर जिस तरीके से आपसी कलह चल रही थी. वह राहुल गांधी के निर्देशों के बाद अब थमती दिखाई दे रही है.

इस वजह से नजर आ रही हैं नजदीकियां
ऐसा लग रहा है कि कांग्रेस के नेताओं को यह समझ में आ गया है कि कुर्सी की लड़ाई से पहले सत्ता में आना जरूरी है. और सत्ता में तभी आप आएंगे जब एकजुट होकर लड़ेंगे. अन्यथा कांग्रेस के नेताओं की आपसी लड़ाई का फायदा भारतीय जनता पार्टी को होगा. दूसरा कांग्रेस के दिग्गज नेताओं के हिसाब से मनमुटाव की वजह से कार्यकर्ता भी असमंजस की स्थिति में रहेगा. एकजुट होकर चुनाव में अपने नेता के साथ नहीं लग पाएगा. कांग्रेस के लिए वोट नहीं मांग पाएगा. मतदाता को बूथ स्तर लेकर नहीं आ पाएगा.

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अविनाश पांडे ने किया था ट्वीट
शुक्रवार को इस कार्यक्रम के शुरू होने से पहले कांग्रेस के प्रभारी नेता अविनाश पांडे ने एक ट्वीट किया था जो काफी कुछ कह रहा था. जिसमें उन्होंने राहुल गांधी के जयपुर कार्यक्रम के दौरान अशोक गहलोत और सचिन पायलट के गले मिलने की तस्वीर लगाते हुए एक नारा दिया था “राजस्थान के विकास के लिए कांग्रेस है जन जन के लिए, कांग्रेस ही एकमात्र विकल्प है”.

कार्यक्रम शुरू होने से पहले यह था आलम
इसके बाद कुछ दूसरी तस्वीरें कार्यक्रम शुरू होने से पहले नजर आईं. जब कार्यक्रम को लेकर आपसी चर्चा करते सचिन पायलट, अशोक गहलोत, सीपी जोशी, अविनाश पांडे बेहद प्रसन्नचित्त मुद्रा में नजर आए. तस्वीरों से दिख रहा है कि सचिन पायलट अशोक गहलोत और सीपी जोशी को कुछ समझाने की कोशिश कर रहे हैं. और दोनों नेता पायलट की बात पर मुस्कुरा रहे हैं.

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यह कहीं तूफान से पहले की खामोशी तो नहीं
लेकिन सवाल फिर वही है कि कि क्या कांग्रेस के भीतर सत्ता का संघर्ष खत्म हो गया है. क्या अशोक गहलोत राजस्थान मुख्यमंत्री पद की अपनी चाह को पीछे छोड़ चुके हैं. क्या सचिन पायलट ने अशोक गहलोत को अपना नेता मान लिया है. अगर यह सब नहीं है तो आप यकीन मानिए की ये जो चेहरे हैं यह मुस्कान जो है यह केवल दिखावा है. यह तूफान से पहले की खामोशी है. जरा इंतजार कीजिए.





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Ashok Gehlot says Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra must stopped for political spending public money


अशोक गहलोत ने कहा कि हाईकोर्ट ने भी एक याचिका पर बीजेपी से इस यात्रा पर हुए खर्च का हिसाब शपथ पत्र सहित पेश करने का आदेश दिया है.

सीएम राजे की 'गौरव यात्रा' पर गहलोत का वार, सरकारी पैसे पर बंद हो चुनावी यात्रा

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Ashok Chavan On Falling Rupee


Ashok Chavan said the falling rupee was an Independence Day “gift” to the people.

Mumbai: 

The Maharashtra Congress hit out at the Modi government today over the rupee breaching the 70-mark against the US dollar and said the drop shows “achhe din” are here for US citizens.

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Ashok Chavan said the falling rupee was an Independence Day “gift” to the people of India from the BJP-led NDA government.

“Achhe din (good days) are here for US citizens with the rupee touching a historic low of 70 per dollar. On the eve of Independence Day, this is the incredible India that BJP has gifted us,” the former chief minister tweeted.

The rupee crashed below the 70-mark in early trade to touch an all-time low of 70.10 against the US dollar, a day after bloodletting in global markets due to worries over Turkish economic crisis and a sharp plunge in the lira.

Ushering in “achhe din” was one of the key campaign slogans of the BJP in the 2014 general elections.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)





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Eight Fire Tenders Rush To the Spot After Fire Breaks Out At Delhi’s Ashok Hotel: Fire Officials


No one was injured in the fire, says fire service official.

New Delhi: 

A fire broke out in the basement of The Ashok Hotel at Chanakyapuri today, said a senior officer from the Delhi Fire Service.

A call was received at 12.20 pm about the fire in the hotel’s records kept in the basement and eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot, he said.

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The fire broke out in the basement of the Ashok hotel.

No one was injured in the fire, says fire service official.

The fire was doused at 3.15 pm, the officer added.





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