India car sales plunging — what’s behind it?
16 August 2019 | 11:48 am
India's automotive sector is facing a crisis, with a sharp decline in sales forcing manufacturers to cut back on production. Industry insiders warn that hundreds of thousands of jobs are at risk.
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Taking inspiration from Ann L. Mason, a U.S. diplomat who was already using a tuk tuk, three other diplomats, Shareen J. Kitterman, Ruth Holmberg and Jennifer Bywaters have bought personalised tuk tuks.
More than 80 people have been injured in southern India as villagers continue to protest the building of a seaport. The project is being financed by Asia's richest man, Gautam Adani.
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