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Renault unveils Triber globally in India

first_imgNew Delhi: French auto major Renault Wednesday made its global unveil of its compact multi-purpose vehicle Triber here in India, where it aims to double total sales by 2022. Renault Triber is the outcome of a joint project between Renault teams in India and France and is the world’s first vehicle specifically designed for the Indian market, the company said. “India is a key market for Groupe Renault. We are still young to India, yet our ambitions are high in line with our ‘Drive the Future’ strategic plan: we aim at doubling our sales by 2022,” Groupe Renault Chief Executive Officer Thierry Bollor told reporters here. He further said, “For that reason, we are bringing Renault Triber, another breakthrough concept, targeted for India’s core market.” The compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) has been conceived, developed and produced in India, for Indian customers first, before it is taken to the world, Bollor said. “It is a real game-changer,” he said. Renault said it is aiming to double the sales volume to two lakh units annually over the next three years in India. Commenting on design innovation around Triber, Groupe Renault Executive Vice-President (Corporate Design) Laurens van den Acker said the goal was to design a car that would transform according to the many needs and the many lives of customers. “Whether they are parents, lovers, a friends’ group, a family pack, whatever their tribe, whatever their lifestyle, Renault Triber should adapt,” he said. The model offers an attractive, robust and compact design and is re-inventing space for all, he said. “We are proud of our latest breakthrough, which turned a length challenge into a miracle within 4 metres,” Acker added. The vehicle is powered by a 1-litre petrol engine. The Renault Triber will be manufactured at the Chennai plant and hit the Indian market in the second half of 2019.last_img read more

Ban marks International Day by stressing need for concrete action to pursue

“The best way to honour Monsignor Romero’s legacy of fighting for human rights and human dignity is by taking concrete action to fulfil the right to truth and other fundamental human rights in our time,” Mr. Ban said in a message marking the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims.The Day, observed on 24 March, was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly five years ago to honour in particular the Roman Catholic priest’s work and values as a human rights defender. “Earlier this year, I had the honour of paying my respects at the gravesite of Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered in El Salvador on this day in 1980,” Mr. Ban said. “Monsignor Romero was an icon for human rights and social justice.”After witnessing numerous violations of human rights, Monsignor Romero began to speak out on behalf of the poor and the victims of repression. On 24 March 1980, an assassin fired from the door of the chapel where Romero, then Archbishop of San Salvador, was celebrating mass and shot him dead.“The right to the truth – which is both an individual and collective right – is essential for victims but also for society at large,” Mr. Ban said. “Uncovering the truth of human rights violations of the past can help prevent human rights abuses in the future.” “That is why,” he said, “the United Nations supports fact-finding missions, commissions of inquiry, and truth commissions to uncover the truth about gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law.”The UN works to promote justice, propose reparations, and recommend reforms of abusive institutions.In addition to the numerous commissions of inquiry supported by the UN, the world body is also providing advice and assistance to a number of transitional justice processes, including in Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia, the Secretary-General noted.“I once again call for the full implementation of recommendations of commissions of inquiry and truth commissions,” he said.He went on to say: “On this vital day, let us together pledge to help victims, their families and societies realize their right to truth and protect all who strive to see the truth prevail.” read more