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Motorcycle companies in India’s ‘Detroit’ hit by strike over wages

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of workers at motorbike companies including Yamaha and Eicher Motors are on strike in Chennai, demanding better wages and a right to form unions to defend their interests. Employees said the companies had employed a large number of contract workers to get around rigid Indian labour laws that make it difficult to hire and fire full-time staff and have refused to bring them on company payrolls even after years of contract work. The unrest is the latest to hit the state of Tamil Nadu, dubbed the…

U.S state to name street in honor of Michael Jackson

DETROIT: The king of pop will be honored in Motown with a street named Michael Jackson Avenue, officials announced on Thursday in Detroit. The city, which has a rich history of nurturing American musical talent, will rename a portion of its Randolph Street in the downtown theater district in honor of the late entertainer. The tribute comes 50 years after his family group known as the "Jackson 5" birthed their career with a successful recording contract audition in the Motor City. "The Jacksons were among the first…

Neo-noir thriller Detroit: Become Human to release in May

Neo-noir thriller video game Detroit: Become Human developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment will finally release on PlayStation 4 on May 25, 2018. David Cage, Director Quantic Dream, made the announcement on the official PlayStation blog stating that players will have the chance to get their hands on their most ambitious title to date. In a dystopian vision of the near future, Detroit is the story of three androids, three machines designed to obey, who start to feel emotions.…

Google shows improved self-driving system in Chrysler Pacifica

DETROIT: Google unveiled its latest self-driving system in a Chrysler Pacifica minivan during a Sunday preview ahead of the Detroit auto show, saying the technology is more reliable and affordable. The announcement came from John Krafcik, head of Google's Waymo unit, whose search for partners to develop and install the company's autonomous driving technology into real cars has so far yielded only an alliance with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and a pending deal with Honda Motor Co. Headlining a future mobility conference…