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  • 'South Indian cities reeling under severe air quality, need urgent intervention' January 27, 2022 1:54 pm (MENAFN- IANS) Bengaluru, Jan (IANS) In terms of air-quality and pollution levels, cities in south India are seen to fare better than their counterparts in north India, but things may not be so rosy anymore. Several cities in the states of Andhra Pradesh, …
  • Bengaluru among 10 cities in south India where air pollution levels exceed WHO guidelines January 27, 2022 1:40 pm The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions on economic activity had little impact on the air quality of Bengaluru from November 2020-21. Bengaluru, along with Mangaluru, saw annual PM2.5 levels exceed World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines of 5 …
  • Targeting 75%: With migration on the rise, EC must evolve strategies so that migrants don’t lose out on voting day   January 27, 2022 12:44 pm Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking citizens and party workers to achieve 75% voter turnout in upcoming elections is a target that can build on the already stupendous work done by Election Commission to expand voting rights. On National Voting Day, Chief …
  • Karnataka health dept flags concern over surge in self-testing kits January 27, 2022 9:22 am A surge in demand for at-home antigen testing kits is becoming a cause of concern for the authorities, as several Covid-19 cases are untraced due to lack of reporting, Karnataka health officials said on Wednesday. Senior officials of the health department …
  • Gig workers ride solo during third wave January 27, 2022 7:13 am Bengaluru/Mumbai: India’s gig workers — who primarily operate as delivery staff for major online platforms — have raised red flags over what they say is a lack of proactive assistance from their employers in terms of second-dose vaccinations as well as …
  • Govt agencies passing buck on pending cases: Homebuyers January 27, 2022 3:30 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: Responding to statements by government officials and housing minister regarding complaints of fleecing against builders and promoters, home buyers alleged that authorities are shifting responsibilities without offering a …
  • Karnataka logs 41K new Covid cases against 53K recoveries January 27, 2022 12:18 am By IANS January 26, 2022 11:05 IST Mask up properly as Covid reinfection is highly possible, experts warn Karnataka on Tuesday logged 41,400 new Covid cases against 53,093 discharges, while 52 fresh deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Positivity …
  • Isthara acquires Letsmobility to bolster digitization in the Co-living, Proptech and Foodtech services January 26, 2022 8:14 am Through Letsmobility’s flagship product- Livet, Isthara aims to revolutionize the way residents engage with their co-living and smart food court segments SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 26, 2022 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- Isthara Co-Living, …
  • Telangana: 100% vaccination in Karimnagar January 26, 2022 2:59 am Image used for representational purpose onlyHYDERABAD: Setting a major record, Karimnagar district has officially become the first district in Telangana to have completed 100% administration of second dose vaccination on Tuesday. Incidentally, Karimnagar …
  • Digital ideas will drive growth of Karnataka's futuristic cities January 26, 2022 2:26 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: Drawing board plans for Karnataka’s seven Smart Cities have a host of digital and virtual ideas which look at harvesting cutting-edge technology to benefit the poorest of their citizens. Integrated Command Centres in each …
  • BJP gets ready for BBMP polls in April-May, starts work on manifesto January 25, 2022 3:23 pm The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is getting ready for the the much-delayed elections to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) which it expects to be held in the last week of April or by May first week. The party kicked off a three-day …
  • Ola Electric Car Launch Plan – CEO Shares Teaser (Tata Nexon Rival)? January 25, 2022 12:00 pm Is this the upcoming Ola Electric Car? After the successful launch of Ola electric scooter, the company is getting ready to launch an electric car. Rumors of an Ola electric car launch have been doing the rounds for quite some time. But now, Ola CEO …
  • Ministers not dissatisfied over district in-charge allocation: Karnataka CM January 25, 2022 9:29 am Defending the allocation of district-in-charge responsibilities, which is learnt to have led to rumblings among senior ministers, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the decision had been taken after consultations, and that no one is …
  • Pune Inc: $1 million funding for startup founded by Pune youth January 25, 2022 8:22 am A startup called Un1Feed, founded by two college dropouts — 19-year-old Hardik Patil from Pune and 20-year-old Ansh Nanda from Delhi — has raised $1 million in funding. Un1Feed’s purpose is to enable people to override and edit their social feed algorithm …
  • Karnataka Chief Minister Appoints District In-Charge Ministers January 25, 2022 7:35 am Basavaraj Bommai will complete six months in office on January 28 Bengaluru: Almost six months into his government coming to office, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday allocated districts among the Ministers of his Cabinet, of which they …
  • Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai appoints district in-charge ministers, retains Bengaluru Urban January 25, 2022 4:16 am
  • Karnataka to complete Smart City projects ahead of Centre’s deadline January 25, 2022 2:07 am Work on seven smart cities in Karnataka will be completed by March 2023, ahead of the Centre’s deadline of July 2023, according to Urban Development Minister B. A. Basavaraj. The Minister told mediapersons in Bengaluru on January 24, after reviewing the …
  • Netaji's statue to be shifted in front of Vidhana Soudha: CM Bommai January 25, 2022 1:49 am Netaji's grand statue to be installed at India Gate; holographic projection to fill spot temporarily Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's statue would be shifted to a suitable spot -- in front of the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, Chief Minister Basavaraj …
  • Karnataka CM reshuffles district in-charge Ministers January 24, 2022 3:39 pm Just ahead of the government completing six months, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has reshuffled district and COVID in-charge ministers. According to the new list announced on January 24, the Chief Minister retains Bengaluru Urban district, …
  • Karnataka CM Bommai reshuffles ministers in charge of districts, keeps Bengaluru for himself January 24, 2022 1:16 pm Express News Service BENGALURU: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday reshuffled the ministers in charge of various districts and in a strategic move kept Bengaluru city for himself ahead of the BBMP polls likely to be held after April. Having declared …
  • Karnataka achieves 100% first dose vaccine coverage January 24, 2022 6:33 am Karnataka on Sunday achieved a milestone of recording 100% average coverage of the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In doing so, it is the first large State, with a population of more than 4 crore, to achieve this. The State has also achieved 85% …
  • Authorities passing the buck, allege home buyers January 24, 2022 12:33 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: Homebuyers alleged that authorities are trying to pass the buck when it comes to solving their issues with builders and promoters. The Karnataka Home Buyers’ Forum was responding to statements by District Magistrate J …
  • 42,470 COVID cases, 26 deaths in Karnataka; Bengaluru sees dip in infections January 22, 2022 5:48 pm By PTI BENGALURU: Karnataka on Saturday reported a substantial dip in its COVID-19 upsurge with 42,470 fresh infections, which was about 5,500 cases less than Friday's tally, the health department said. However, the fatalities increased from 22 on …
  • Bengaluru Urban sees dip in fresh COVID cases January 22, 2022 5:37 pm After reporting nearly 30,000 COVID-19 cases for the last few days, Bengaluru Urban on Saturday recorded a sharp dip with 17,266 new cases. Overall, 42,470 new cases were reported in the State taking the total to 34,67,472. With 26 deaths, the State’s toll …
  • K'taka live: Ex-PM HD Deve Gowda tests Covid +ve January 22, 2022 3:39 am 48,049 new Covid cases in Karnataka, 29,068 from Bengaluru aloneContinuing to register a surge in cases, Karnataka on Friday logged 48,049 new cases, taking the tally to 34,25,002. Bengaluru Urban recorded 29,068, followed by Tumakuru the second highest …
  • IKEA leases 1 lakh sq ft at R City Mall in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar for city-center store January 22, 2022 3:04 am Swedish furniture and home furnishings retailer IKEA has leased two floors spread over 1 lakh sq ft of retail space at realty developer Runwal Group’s R City Mall in Mumbai’s central suburb Ghatkopar for a long-term tenure of total 9 years, said persons …
  • Home tests: Praise for BBMP’s quick follow-up January 22, 2022 2:39 am The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) quick coordination and real-time response in tracking and monitoring patients drew praise from sections of citizens, most of whom are Covid positive.​BENGALURU: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) …
  • Bengaluru city retains air quality of 2020 lockdown: Centre for Science and Environment data January 22, 2022 2:14 am Express News Service BENGALURU: An analysis of winter air pollution holds good news for Bengaluru: the city has been able to hold on to most of the air quality gains made during the lockdown in 2020. The analysis, as per Air Quality Index (AQI) …
  • Lokayukta may move Karnataka HC over nod to prosecute bureaucrats January 22, 2022 1:31 am Express News Service BENGALURU: The Lokayukta, the state anti-corruption watchdog, is likely to knock on the doors of the Karnataka High Court seeking directives to the State Government to clear the proposals seeking sanction for prosecution of bureaucrats …
  • Focus on other districts too as COVID positivity rate is on the rise: Experts to Karnataka officials January 22, 2022 1:31 am Express News Service BENGALURU: Assessing the positivity rate of each district, experts have directed officials to shift their attention from Bengaluru to other districts, where the caseload is on the rise. They reason that cases are fluctuating since …
  • Top 11 Cold Storage Companies in India January 22, 2022 12:51 am Introduction to cold storage companies in India: A cold storage facility is a commercial facility used to store perishables such as meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, etc. Each product is stored at a different temperature based on the requirements. Some …
  • Omega Seiki Mobility, SUN Mobility Sign MoU To Deploy Electric CVs With Swappable Batteries January 21, 2022 11:36 pm Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM), part of the Anglian Omega Group, has entered into a strategic alliance with Bengaluru-based SUN Mobility, a leading EV technology solutions company. Under the alliance, the two brands plan to launch 10,000 electric commercial …
  • COVID: 48,049 new cases recorded in Karnataka, 29,068 from Bengaluru alone January 21, 2022 6:20 pm By PTI BENGALURU: Continuing to register a surge in cases, Karnataka on Friday logged 48,049 new cases of COVID-19, and 22 fatalities, taking the tally to 34,25,002 and the death toll to 38,537. The state had recorded 47,754 fresh infections on Thursday. …
  • Covid-19: Karnataka stops weekend curfew, continues night curfew January 21, 2022 1:37 pm Hospitalisation among Covid-19 patients not exceeding 5% cited as reason for relaxation   Under pressure from the public, and trade and business establishments, Karnataka Government announced lifting of weekend curfew (Saturday and Sunday). However, the …
  • Karnataka government to lift weekend curfew from January 22, night curfew to continue January 21, 2022 12:13 pm By Express News Service BENGALURU: In a major decision, the Karnataka government has decided to lift the weekend curfew from January 22. However, night curfew will continue from 10 pm to 5 am. Schools can open across the state, except in Bengaluru. Schools …
  • I am all for a committed relationship: Rukshar Dhillon January 21, 2022 10:05 am Rukshar Dhillon, who shot to fame with Nani's 'Krishnarjuna Yuddham', is busy doing a series of films these days. 'Ashoka Vanamlo Arjuna Kalyanam', fronted by Vishwak Sen, is her next Telugu film. Since the film is a relationship rom- …
  • Introducing TV Dinners January 21, 2022 9:33 am (MENAFN- IANS) By IANSlife New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANSlife) Bengaluru residents will be able to purchase a very fun set dinner developed by Chef Rahul Sharma via AirMenus beginning January 17. Perfectly portioned and ready for a binge-watching session. In …
  • Karnataka Reports 47,754 New Covid Cases, 30,540 From Bengaluru Alone January 21, 2022 2:41 am The total number of active cases across the state is now 2,93,231. (File) Bengaluru: Registering a steep spike, Karnataka on Thursday reported 47,754 new cases of COVID-19, and 29 fatalities, taking the tally to 33,76,953 and the death toll to 38,515. The …
  • Karnataka just 0.1 per cent shy of full coverage of first dose of COVID vaccine January 21, 2022 2:28 am Express News Service BENGALURU: This may well be a booster shot for the morale of staff in the Health Department and city corporations who are working extensively to control the virus spread and vaccinate all citizens. After assessing the information …
  • How covid shaped India’s smart protein pie January 20, 2022 8:58 pm The menu didn’t change; only the meat in its non-vegetarian dishes—chicken, lamb and pork—was switched out for soy-based alternatives: what we now know as mock meat. The change didn’t fare well. Meat eaters weren’t happy; it was either mushy, rubbery or …
  • COVID: 47,754 new cases recorded in Karnataka, 30,540 from Bengaluru alone January 20, 2022 6:38 pm By PTI BENGALURU: Registering a steep spike, Karnataka on Thursday reported 47,754 new cases of COVID-19, and 29 fatalities, taking the tally to 33,76,953 and the death toll to 38,515. The state had recorded 41,457 fresh infections on Tuesday and 40,499 on …
  • K'taka logs in 40,499 Covid cases, 21 deaths in last 24 hrs January 20, 2022 2:21 pm Vitality of Covid booster doses: Data from Switzerland sheds crucial clues Karnataka on Wednesday logged in 40,499 cases against 23,209 discharges. Besides, 21 deaths reported in the last 24 hours and positivity rate for the day stood at 18.80 per cent. …
  • Hindustan Unilever warns of margin pressure; rural slowdown persists January 20, 2022 1:32 pm By Chandini Monnappa BENGALURU – Hindustan Unilever, India’s largest consumer goods maker, said sales in its segments that make ice creams and beauty products returned to pre-pandemic levels but warned high raw material costs and inflation could pressure …
  • Civic body has to bear 50% of ₹6,000 cr. sanctioned for projects January 20, 2022 2:23 am The State Government will bear only 50% of the ₹6,000 crore of funds it had cleared towards a slew of infrastructure projects for Bengaluru under the Chief Minister’s Amrut Nagarothana scheme over a period of three years. For the remaining ₹3,000 crore, …
  • Metros show gender gap in vaccination, more men get jabbed January 20, 2022 12:05 am India has clocked over 158 crore vaccines – first, second and precaution doses taken together — until January 18, at a ratio of 954 women for every 1,000 men. Overall, this is higher than the sex ratio (933) as per the last Census but it’s the top metros …
  • Karnataka logs 41,457 new Covid cases; CM hints at "lifting of curbs" after consulting experts January 19, 2022 9:09 pm K'taka CM inaugurates vaccine drive for 15-18 year age group Karnataka on Tuesday logged 41,457 new Covid cases and 20 deaths, while the positivity rate stood at 22.30 per cent, as per the Department of Health and Family Welfare. There were 8,353 …
  • Karnataka logs 40,499 Covid cases, 21 deaths January 19, 2022 4:57 pm The total number of active cases across Karnataka is now 2,67,650.BENGALURU: Karnataka on Wednesday reported 40,499 new cases of Covid-19, and 21 fatalities, taking the tally to 33,29,199 and the death toll to 38,486. The state, which has been witnessing a …
  • CredR to invest $15 million to expand used two-wheeler business January 19, 2022 8:19 am Used two-wheeler buying and selling platform CredR on Wednesday said it will invest USD 15 million (around Rs 110 crore) in 2022-23 to expand its business. The Bengaluru-based firm plans to open 50 CredR showrooms for used two-wheelers in FY22-23 and over …
  • Sinu Joseph's new book 'Rtu Vidya' talks about period and menstruation January 18, 2022 11:33 pm Express News Service After working as a menstrual educator in government schools, Sinu Joseph, founder and managing trustee of Mythri Speaks, found out that there were many questions about menstruation that were being unanswered. In her book 'Rtu Vidya …
  • 41,457 new Covid-19 cases in Karnataka January 18, 2022 4:07 pm Of the new cases recorded during the day, 25,595 were from Bengaluru Urban that saw 4,514 people being discharged and 7 deaths.BENGALURU: Active cases in Karnataka crossed 2.5 lakh on Tuesday as the State registered yet another spike logging 41,457 new …
  • Officials anxious as Hassan district records highest Covid positivity rate in Karnataka January 18, 2022 2:54 pm Express News Service HASSAN: The Hassan district administration is anxious over the rise in the number of Covid cases in the district from Monday. Hassan district tops the state in Covid positivity rate with 39.93 percent. The district also stood third in …
  • Bigger is better: 67% HNIs want to buy a luxury home in 2022, says new study January 18, 2022 2:17 pm A large majority of the HNIs are proposing to buy property in the next two years reflecting a strong and decisive turnaround in the luxury real estate segment, revealed a survey conducted by India Sotheby's International Realty. The survey elicited …
  • Nagaland : Kohima Among Top 10 Winning Cities Under ‘Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge’ January 18, 2022 7:22 am Kohima is among the top 10 Indian cities which won the ‘Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge’ – a three-year initiative hosted by the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India in collaboration with the Bernard …
  • Cases in Bengaluru drop, but rise in other districts of Karnataka January 18, 2022 4:35 am As the third wave of COVID-19 continues to see cases mounting, the numbers in districts other than Bengaluru Urban are showing a worrying upward trend. Mysuru, Hassan and Tumakuru have started reporting over a 1,000 cases a day even as Karnataka has been …
  • COAI lauds Karnataka govt's policy for 1-time fee for installing telecom towers January 18, 2022 2:23 am Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], January 18 (ANI): Cellular Operation Association of India (COAI), the representative body for the Indian telecommunications industry, lauded the notification of RoW Policy on Urban Municipal Corporation by the Government of …
  • With Suzuki in tow, Toyota readies for a 'Big Leap' in 2022 with new gen SUV in India January 17, 2022 6:39 pm Toyota Motor, the world's largest automaker which overtook General Motors in North America for the first time in 2021, is beginning a new chapter in its India journey to drive the emerging market. As part of the plan, called the "Big Leap" …
  • Experts foresee COVID peak on January 25 in Karnataka: Minister January 17, 2022 5:50 pm By PTI BENGALURU: The COVID-19 experts in Karnataka expect that the state may witness coronavirus infections touching the peak on January 25 before coming down gradually, Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka said on Monday. "The experts are of the …
  • Active cases near 2 lakh in Karnataka, minister says respite in mid-February January 17, 2022 2:23 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyBENGALURU: More than 34,000 fresh cases on Sunday pushed the number of active Covid-19 infections in Karnataka close to the two lakh-mark, with new cases expected to continue rising until the second week of …
  • Karnataka logs 34,041 new Covid cases January 16, 2022 7:53 pm (MENAFN- IANS) Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Karnataka on Sunday logged 34,047 new Covid cases taking the number of active cases in the state to 1,97,982, while there were fresh 13 deaths in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 5,902 people have recovered and been …
  • 34,047 COVID cases, 13 deaths in Karnataka; over 21,000 infections in Bengaluru January 16, 2022 5:38 pm By PTI BENGALURU: Karnataka on Sunday added 34,047 fresh infections and 13 deaths to its COVID-19 tally, the Health Department said. The number of new cases so far is 32,20,087 and the death toll 38,431. A bulletin said 5,902 people were discharged and …
  • IPO-bound India1 Payments aims to deploy 20,000 ATMs in next 4-5 yrs January 16, 2022 10:30 am IPO-bound India1 Payments Ltd, which is currently rolling out 300-400 ATMs in a month, is hopeful of deploying over 20,000 such machines in next 4-5 years to ensure cash availability to customers in semi-urban and rural areas, its MD and CEO K Srinivas …
  • Karnataka may soon overtake other states in daily Covid cases January 16, 2022 2:07 am Express News Service BENGALURU: With Karnataka recording the sharpest single-day spike of 32,793 new cases on Saturday, a 14.16 per cent jump from 28,723 cases a day earlier, it stood among top three states that are leading the Covid surge in the country. …
  • The Cannabis Renaissance January 16, 2022 1:25 am Express News Service It’s stigma seems to be evaporating rapidly on Indian turf. From an intoxicating agent provocateur to an alternative cure for creaky joints, insomnia, anxiety and other urban health disorders, cannabis has finally arrived in a slick …
  • Only Emergency Cases Can Visit Hospitals: Karnataka Amid Covid Surge January 15, 2022 4:09 pm Karnataka has been registering a spike in cases. (FILE) Bengaluru: In the wake of the COVID-19 situation in the State, the Karnataka government on Saturday said only the sick and patients requiring emergency care may visit the hospitals for the next two …
  • Karnataka Reports 32,793 New Covid Cases, 22,284 From Bengaluru Alone January 15, 2022 4:08 pm The total number of active coronavirus cases across Karnataka is now 1,69,850. (File) Bengaluru: Registering yet another spike in numbers, Karnataka on Saturday logged 32,793 new cases of COVID-19, and seven fatalities, taking the tally to 31,86,040 and …
  • Only the sick, emergency cases can visit hospitals for next 2 weeks to halt spread of COVID-19: Karnataka government January 15, 2022 3:34 pm By PTI BENGALURU: In the wake of the COVID-19 situation in the State, the Karnataka government on Saturday said only the sick and patients requiring emergency care may visit the hospitals for the next two weeks to prevent crowding. The government has asked …
  • COVID-19 | Third wave sees cases doubling every two days January 15, 2022 9:41 am The COVID-19 virus is spreading rapidly during the third wave of the pandemic, with cases doubling every two days or so. In the first wave, it took around 10-12 days, while the doubling time was eight days during the second wave. But in the third wave, …
  • South India's Aadhaar centre may move from Karnataka to TN January 15, 2022 1:46 am Express News Service BENGALURU: The Regional Office of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for South India, located in the heart of Bengaluru, is mulling over relocating to Tamil Nadu after its bitter struggle over getting a piece of land …
  • Karnataka Health Minister says Congress' padayatra led to surge in Covid cases January 14, 2022 11:17 am Bengaluru: Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Thursday said the Padayatra by Congress has indeed led to a surge in COVID-19 cases. Speaking to the media at Vikasa Soudha here, Sudhakar said, "Government constantly tried to persuade Congress to …
  • Global Home Cleaning Services Market to Reach US$10 Billion by the Year 2026 January 14, 2022 10:19 am New York, Jan 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Global Home Cleaning Services Industry" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06219617/?utm_source=GNW Such a high growth in …
  • Congress fears backlash over Mekedatu padyatra amid third Covid wave January 14, 2022 2:37 am Express News Service BENGALURU: The Opposition Congress might have succeeded in putting the Mekedatu balancing reservoir project on the centre-stage of political discussion and managed to generate enthusiasm among workers as well as display unity among the …
  • Fresh Covid cases doubling faster in Karnataka during third wave January 14, 2022 2:37 am By Express News Service BENGALURU: The Covid-19 infection of the Omicron variant, although milder than other variants, is most likely to infect a huge number of people. Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said the doubling rate in the third Covid-19 wave is much …
  • Over 25,000 new COVID cases in Karnataka; 18,374 from Bengaluru alone January 13, 2022 7:10 pm By PTI BENGALURU: Continuing to report a spike in numbers, Karnataka on Thursday reported 25,005 new cases of COVID-19, and 8 fatalities, taking the tally to 31,24,524 and the death toll to 38,397. The state, which has been witnessing a steady surge in …
  • Need to further accelerate ‘Har Ghar Dastak' drive, PM Modi says: Key points January 13, 2022 4:04 pm A health worker (L) inoculates a man with a dose of the Covishield vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus during a door to door vaccination drive in Khag village in the Budgam district (AFP)NEW DELHI: Daily Covid cases across the country continue on an …
  • Toyota/Suzuki partnership on track to spawn third SUV January 13, 2022 12:34 pm The now three-year old joint venture between Toyota and Suzuki’s Maruti division in India will reportedly spawn yet another new model later this year. What will be the seventh model after the Starlet/Glanza based on the Baleno, the Urban Cruiser spun- …