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Keisuke Honda carried Japan to their first World Cup finals victory on foreign soil when he scored the goal that beat Cameroon 1-0 in a Group E match on Monday.

Paul Le Guen's Cameroon had been expected to ease to victory against an out-of-form Japan in what on paper appeared their easiest group fixture. But Takeshi Okada's Japan had other ideas and bustled their way to a deserved win to join the Netherlands as the day's Group E winners after the Dutch beat Denmark 2-0 in the early match.

"Recently our team has not been delivering very good results and to be honest the mood was not the best but...our team delivered our best and this very good result today," man of the match Honda told reporters.

French auto major Peugeot set to re-enter Indian market


French auto major Peugeot looks set to re-enter the Indian market which it exited in the late 1990s. Peugeot-Citroen is currently prospecting locations around the country, including Tamil Nadu, to set up a manufacturing plant. 

The lure of the thriving Indian passenger car market (which is expected to grow from the present two million cars a year to six million in 10 years time), particularly at a time when Peugeot's market share in Europe is eroding, seems to be too strong to resist. 

State government officials confirmed the development to TOI. "We are in discussions with the company. The plant would be located near Chennai," said Rajeev Ranjan, principal secretary, industries department, government of Tamil Nadu. "Everything is still at the discussion stage at this moment." 

Details of size of investment, planned capacity or location of the plant is not available. Peugeot could not be reached for a comment either. 

Sources added that Peugeot was exploring various options — from assembling imported units to setting up a full fledged factory — on the outskirts of the city. 

If the plant comes up near Chennai, it would make Peugeot, the second French major to enter Tamil Nadu after Renualt-Nissan. 

Chennai is also home to Hyundai, Ford, Mitsubishi and BMW and currently has the highest installed capacity of cars in India - 10.80 lakh. 

At a recent event, deputy chief minister M K Stalin had said, "Chennai will have capacity to produce 12.8 lakh cars and about 3.5 lakh commercial vehicles each year. This translates to an output of three cars every minute and one commercial every 75 seconds." 

Attractiveness of Chennai is the presence of a supporting eco-system. The city along with its suburbs hosts a large number of automotive component makers and a large talent pool of skilled engineers and diploma holders.

CBI nabs leader of Maoist-backed outfit in Jnaneswari case


CBI has arrested a leader of a Maoist-backed organisation for alleged role in derailment of Jnaneswari Express last month that left nearly 150 people dead and sought permission from court for invoking the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in the case.
The accused, Hiralal Mahato, was produced before a local court which remanded him to police custody for 10 days, a CBI spokesman said.
He said the CBI had also moved an application in the court for invoking section 16(committing terrorist acts) and section 18 (No suit or legal proceeding against the Government in respect of any loss or damage) of UAPA.
The spokesman said Mahato, who belonged to People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA), was arrested from a village Rasua in Midnapore district with active cooperation of the West Bengal Police.
It was a joint operation led by Inspector General of Police (Western Range) Zulfikar Hassan and his staff during which the arrest was made, the spokesman said.
As many as 148 people were killed when the Jnaneswari Express derailed on May 28.
The police had on June 4 seized a pickup van, claimed to have been used to ferry men who sabotaged the railway tracks leading to the derailment.
The van was registered in the name of Chhabi Mahato, a former CPI(M) panchayat member of Sardiya. Her husband Khagen Mahato was arrested by CID sleuths from Kharagpur town in West Midnapore district and remanded to police custody for 10 days.
According to sources, Hiralal Mahato had used the van to ferry the saboteurs to the railway tracks at around 10:00 pm on May 27, hours before the disaster.
A mobile phone from which Mahato made a number of calls that night was also seized, they said.
The saboteurs, including PCPA members Bapi Mahato, Manik Mahato and Umakanta Mahato, had held a meeting at a Shiva temple at Muramoni to firm up their plans, the sources said.

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