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Flipkart shuts down Jabong; to concentrate on Myntra
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Volkswagen's Skoda targets Indian revival with tougher safety, emission rules
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Coronavirus: Death toll in China rises to 490, Japan confirms 10 fresh cases on ship
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India guards against virus at car show dominated by Chinese firms
India's biennial auto show that kicks-off this week is set to be dominated by Chinese automakers showcasing cutting-edge electric vehicles and connected cars - but with booths staffed only by Indian employees and representatives. With the death toll from a new coronavirus outbreak in China nearing 500 and cases of the disease spreading across the globe, organisers of the show are reassuring visitors that officials arriving from China will not be in attendance.

Auto Expo 2020: Maruti unveils e-Futuro electric SUV concept car as it gets set for electrification
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Indo-US trade deal likely during Trump's India visit
India and the US are set to seal a trade deal during President Donald Trump's planned visit to India in the last week of this month, multiple sources said. Trade officials of India and the US are giving final touches to the deal expected to cover specific sectors, they said. Trump is set to visit India on a two-day trip between February 23 and 26 and both sides are in the process of fine-tuning his schedule, sources said.