Four arrested for selling chemically-ripened fruits

Imphal– Four retailers have been arrested in Nagaland for selling chemically-ripened fruits to unsuspecting consumers, police said on Monday.

The seized fruits, including bananas, oranges, apples and grapes, have been sent for forensic analysis, a police source said.

The Sunday raid took place on Sunday in Dimapur.

A similar exercise took place in Manipur a few months back when police raided some fruit shops on charges of selling chemically-ripened fruits.

Forensic scientist L. Fimate told IANS that fruit sellers use chemicals like calcium carbide, arsenic phosphorus and acetylene gas to ripen the fruits artificially.

A fruit seller said green fruits can be ripened in one or two hours by spraying chemicals. Another method is to inject chemicals into the fruits using medical syringes.

Maruti Suzuki to showcase new compact car design at Auto Expo

New Delhi– Passenger vehicle major Maruti Suzuki on Monday said that it will showcase an all new compact car design — ConceptFutureS — at the upcoming Auto Expo.

About the “#ConceptFutureS”, Maruti Suzuki India’s Senior Executive Director (Engineering) C.V. Raman said: “The increasing preference for UVs and their bold architecture inspired our design team to study a new character for compact cars.

“ConceptFutureS could mark a distinctive shift in how compact cars are shaped and designed in India in the future.”

The global premiere of “#ConceptFutureS” will take place at Auto Expo in early February.

Tata Motors to showcase 26 ‘smart mobility solutions’ during Auto Expo

Mumbai– Automobile major Tata Motors on Monday said that it will showcase 26 “smart mobility solutions” during the upcoming “14th Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2018”.

“The company will be demonstrating its capabilities and mobility solutions as the most powerful Indian OEM shaping India’s future of mobility,” the automobile major said in a statement.

“Giving a sneak peek into the future with global premiere of some key PV (passenger vehicle) and CV (commercial vehicle) models, the company will also reveal its new design language – IMPACT Design 2.0 in PV.”

The “Auto Expo” will be held at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.

Mercedes-Benz India’s 2017 annual sales up 16%

Mumbai– Mercedes-Benz India on Monday reported a 16 per cent growth in its 2017 annual sales.

According to the company, its 2017 annual sales increased to 15,330 units.

“Mercedes-Benz firmly retains its volume leadership in the luxury segment for the 3rd consecutive year,” the company said in a statement. (IANS)



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