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We have to hug each Kashmiri, create new paradise: Modi        Rajnath Singh becomes first Defence Minister to fly in Tejas fighter aircraft        Netanyahu''s rival Gantz says he should be PM in unity government        Tunisia''s ex-president Ben Ali dies in exile        Sindhu out of China Open, Praneeth enter quarterfinals        Former Dutch soccer player Maynard shot dead        Israel election: Netanyahu trails by a seat with majority votes counted        MODI Pak refuses India''s request to open airspace for PM Modi citing ''situation in Kashmir''        HINDI Never asked for imposing Hindi over native languages, says Shah; Stalin postpones protest        Rupee stems losses, rallies 54 paise to 71.24 vs USD on easing oil prices        Kohli hits unbeaten 72 as India outplay SA to begin home season with a bang        Vinesh locks Olympic quota with bronze at Worlds, Pooja in line for second medal        China Open: Sindhu, Praneeth, Kashyap enter second round, Saina crashes out        Azad, Ahmed Patel meet Chidambaram in Tihar jail        DRDO, Air Force successfully test-fire ''Astra'' missile        NGOs receiving substantial financing from govt come under RTI Act, says SC        All party meet decides to explore legal options to help flat owners        Taliban kill at least 48 in bloody day ahead of Afghan polls        Pompeo heading Tuesday to Saudi Arabia over Iran tensions: Pence        Oil sinks 5% on forecasts of quick Saudi output recovery        
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Business News
Over 3,000 temporary jobs cut due to slowdown: Maruti Suzuki
 
New Delhi: Over 3,000 temporary employees have lost jobs with the country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) due to the ongoing slump in the automobile industry, a top company executive has said.

MSI Chairman R C Bhargava said contracts of the temporary workers were not renewed due to the slowdown while asserting that permanent workers have not been impacted.

"This is a part of the business, when demand soars, more contract workers are hired and reduced in case of low demand," he said while speaking to some leading private TV channels.

Bhargava was responding to a query on whether the current slump and production cuts have led to job cuts in Maruti.

"Around 3,000 temporary workers have lost jobs with Maruti Suzuki," he added.

Reiterating that automobile sector creates job in the economy from sales, service, insurance, licensing, financing, accessories, drivers, petrol pumps, transportation - he cautioned, "fewer automobiles (sales) will impact jobs on a larger scale."

These are not even visualised. The impact is much higher, he added.

When asked if the industry has hit the rock bottom in terms of sales in July, he said revival in the sense of positive growth will start from third or fourth quarter of this fiscal, partly because of the lower base effect.

"Hopeful to see strong revival in FY 2021. By then transition to BS VI will be over," he added.

Commenting on expectations from the upcoming festival season, he said due to the good monsoon, rural sales may pick up.

"If government makes an announcement and takes positive actions it should help improve the situation," he said, however, it was up to the government to decide on GST rate cut and take the corrective action.

"Personally we would like to see GST benefits linked to greener/cleaner cars...The government gave tax cut on EVs but hybrid should be given duty cut. There should be tax cut on CNG vehicles," he added.


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Oil sinks 5% on forecasts of quick Saudi output recovery
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Air India posts Rs 4,600 cr operating loss in 2018-19; aims operating profit this fiscal
SBI to move RBI to offer fixed-floating rate home-loans: Chairman
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China to lift punitive tariffs on US soybeans, pork
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Sensex drops over 150 pts; bank, auto stocks drag
15th Finance Commission holds meeting with Raj bodies, industry
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KERALA NEWS
Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover
 Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has decided to demolish and rebuild Palarivattom flyover as  
CM demands PSC questions in Malayalam
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candidate selection for Pala by-election is an internal matter of KC(M): Chandy
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Netanyahu''s rival Gantz says he should be PM in unity government
 Jerusalem: Benjamin Netanyahu''s main challenger Benny Gantz on Thursday presented himself as the ne
Tunisia''s ex-president Ben Ali dies in exile
Israel election: Netanyahu trails by a seat with majority votes counted
MODI Pak refuses India''s request to open airspace for PM Modi citing ''situation in Kashmir''
NATIONAL NEWS
We have to hug each Kashmiri, create new paradise: Modi
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Azad, Ahmed Patel meet Chidambaram in Tihar jail
DRDO, Air Force successfully test-fire ''Astra'' missile
NGOs receiving substantial financing from govt come under RTI Act, says SC
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