Coast guard officials in southern Vietnam have seized more than 1.2 million liters of diesel oil that three foreign boats with Thais and Cambodians crews were smuggling into Vietnam, the coast guard force said. The boats carrying 18 Cambodians and eight Thai nationals were caught transferring the fuel to a Vietnamese fishing boat around 80 nautical miles southeast of Vietnam’s Ca Mau last Friday. They tried to flee after spotting the coast guards but were captured after several hours of chase. None of them could produce legal documents for the fuel. The crews are still under arrest and subject to cash fines. Thais, Cambodians caught smuggling diesel oil in Vietnam's waters Vietnam coast guards seize illegal diesel from foreign boats According to Vietnamese coast guards, the country's police force in charge of sea patrol, fuel smuggling has been rife in Vietnam’s southwestern waters bordering Thailand since 2015, due in part to a gap between selling prices in … [Read more...] about Thais, Cambodians caught smuggling diesel oil in Vietnam’s waters
It looks like Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone will be back in the fourth film of Vin Diesel's xXx franchise, after all. In a recent post on social media, Diesel hashtagged the names of some of his co-stars from the third film of the series, xXx: Return Of Xander Cage, and Deepika's was one of the names. With an Instagram picture that shows him wearing Xander Cage's trademark enormous fur coat, Diesel wrote: "Appreciate the creativity. How ironic that I had a Xander Cage meeting. Each Franchise has its respective beautiful Family. Blessed." View this post on Instagram Appreciate the creativity... How ironic that I had a Xander Cage meeting. Each Franchise has their respective beautiful Family. Blessed. #RubyRose #ninadobrev #deepikapadukone #Liveforthis #XanderCage4 A post shared by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) on Dec 13, 2019 at 7:20pm PST He ran the caption with the hash tags: "#RubyRose #ninadobrev #deepikapadukone #Liveforthis #XanderCage4." xXx 4 will mark the … [Read more...] about Deepika Padukone back with Vin Diesel in ‘xXx 4’?
As the garden returns to bloom, you may have found yourself lamenting how the scents of spring are not as vivid as they once were. But while claiming things were better in your day is usually dismissed as nostalgia, it seems flowers really did smell sweeter in the past. A British scientist says pollution, especially from diesel fumes, is damaging the scent of plants in towns and cities and making them harder to detect from a distance. Five of the most common floral aromas in our gardens – lavender, daffodils, roses, snapdragons and lilies – are affected The phenomenon of pollution snuffing out floral scents was described in the New Scientist last month, which explained how pollinating insects distinguish between plants using the unique bouquet of chemicals they release Five of the most common floral aromas in our gardens – lavender, daffodils, roses, snapdragons and lilies – are affected. Nitrogen oxide (NOx), mainly from diesel cars, harms the compounds that … [Read more...] about Why spring smelt sweeter in the past: Scientists say pollution from diesel fumes is damaging the scent of plants
New Delhi: The Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will be locally manufacturing the Jaguar XJ 3.0-litre Diesel in India and have re-introduced the luxury saloon in the country at an attractive price starting from Rs 92.1 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The Jaguar XJ 3.0-litre was previously retailed at about Rs 1.16 crore, and now due to local assembly at its Pune plant, it is saving on government imposed import duties. This has aided the Tata-owned company to bring the price of the premium car under the Rs 1 crore mark. The Pune facility also assembles other JLR models like the Land Rover Freelander SUV and the smaller Jaguar XF sedan. Speaking about the price reduction of the Jaguar XJ, Rohit Suri, Vice President, Jaguar Land Rover India said, "We are delighted to introduce the flagship of the Jaguar brand, the epitome of extraordinary luxury, the XJ, as locally manufactured, at an extremely competitive price point in the luxury saloon segment in India." Though the Jaguar XJ is also available with … [Read more...] about JLR slashes price off Jaguar XJ 3.0-litre Diesel
New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped a fine of Rs 500 crore on the German automotive manufacturing company Volkswagen for damaging the environment in India by using 'cheat devices' in its diesel cars. According to a report by news agency PTI, the NGT has asked Volkswagen to deposit the fine amount within a span of 2 months. This comes soon after the tribunal had slammed the automotive company for failing to deposit a penalty of Rs 100 crore in accordance with its November 2018 order and had direct it to deposit the amount within 24 hours on January 18, 2019, or the directors of the company would be sent to jail. On November 16 last year, the tribunal had said that the use of 'cheat device' by Volkswagen in diesel cars in India leads to the inference of environmental damage and had asked Volkswagen to deposit an interim amount of Rs 100 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). In its earlier claim, Volkswagen had contested NGT's recommendation, … [Read more...] about NGT slaps Rs 500 cr fine on Volkswagen for damaging environment using ‘cheat devices’ in cars