A Supreme Court judge on Wednesday recused herself from hearing a plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking to implead himself as a party in a case related to probe into alleged disproportionate assets of an ED officer investigating the Aircel-Maxis [...]
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday refused to grant relief to controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is facing charges of inciting communal disharmony and under the UAPA, observing that he did not show any interest or desire to help the [...]
New Delhi: West Bengal seems to be the new destination for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from where the party is not only expecting to make a major breakthrough but also working hard to create an environment in which the party [...]
Group B has two powerhouses of World Football - Spain and Portugal - along with Iran and Morocco. [...]
Diego Costa notched his third goal in two games when Ramin Rezaeian's attempted clearance bounced off the Spaniard's leg and into the net in the 54th minute. [...]
Spain take six points and join Portugal as Iran drop to the Third position in Group B. [...]
We may never know the life stories of the many thousands who died trying to reach Europe. But this is a tiny snapshot of some of the names on the ListDownload a PDF of the List hereThe Guardian is today publishing a list of 34,361 people who have lost their lives trying to get into Europe over the past 25 years. Many are just anonymous entries, but our reporters have investigated a few cases to put faces and stories to the victims.What is the List? Continue reading... [...]
As the government ploughs on with its controversial road expansion scheme, commuting in Nepal’s capital can take up to four hours – while many joke that the dust mask has become part of the national dress Continue reading... [...]
New Delhi: Amid recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir, emboldened Bharatiya Janata Party workers likely to organise a roadshow from Jammu airport to district convention center in its attempt to show its strength to the rival political parties including the Peoples' [...]
New Delhi: Teachers of government schools can now send their entries directly for National Award for Teachers. This was announced by Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar in his new initiative which was earlier decided by the [...]
An FIR has been registered on Wednesday against the owners & workers of SSJ International & Virat Hotels where at least five people were killed and while 5 people were injured. The fire started around 4.30am from a short [...]
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath termed the BJP's decision to pull out of the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir as a step in favour of the state and the country. "From the past three years, continuous efforts were being [...]
Former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said it was "a relief" that the "opportunistic" PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir collapsed today, and expressed hope that "the muscular, militaristic policy does not come back under the guise of Governor's Rule". Chidambaram, [...]
The BSEB online registration has begun. Bihar School Education Board notified the commencement of Degree admission process. BSEB will be conducting a centralized application process for admission to degree colleges,both constituent and affiliated with the 10 recognized universities in [...]
Volkswagen and Ford have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to explore a partnership in various areas, including their respective commercial vehicles segments in international markets. The German and American brands hope to leverage each other’s strengths in order to extend their capabilities, be more competitive and better serve their customers.
Both companies have confirmed that the strategic alliance between them would not involve equity arrangements, including cross ownership stakes.
While neither brand has entered the commercial market in India, the MoU could potentially have repercussions across other segments.
While this development will primarily affect international markets, closer to home, our market has not been the kindest to Volkswagen. The German brand is in consolidation mode in India and is not expected to launch any new models here in the near future. It will be sister brand Skoda that will lead product development for both companies and is expected to launch a wave of new models sometime after 2020.
Meanwhile, Ford India has joined hands with Mahindra to co-develop two new SUVs (possibilities include a sub-4m model and a XUV500 replacement) and share EV technology, which may result in a Ford Aspire electric compact sedan. [...]
When disaster struck his community in remote Chin state, Dr SaSa rushed to help – and found himself trying to treat 400 people a dayGrowing up in an isolated village in western Myanmar was tough, with no running water or electricity, and little access to healthcare. The nearest hospital was several days’ walk away. SaSa was determined to become a doctor, but just as he reached the end of his training, the bamboo on which his community survived was wiped out, triggering a huge increase in rats, who ate what little food was left. The overwhelming challenges of trying to bring medical help to the remote region inspired SaSa to found the organisation Health and Hope, which has since enabled hundreds of villagers in Chin state to become community health workers. Continue reading... [...]
Thanks to the unwavering commitment of the Indian Railways' gangmen that train continue to is desrt areas of Rajasthan despite sandstorms. The railway tracks kept getting buried under sand due to severe storms in western Rajasthan but the railways' gangmen cleared [...]
Cops get clean chit in Mandsaur firing that killed 6 farmers [...]
Yoga has been a part of India's culture for thousands of years. The idea to dedicate a day aimed at spreading awareness regarding the benefits of yoga was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), [...]
While all the 32 nations are eyeing the coveted FIFA World Cup trophy, the main contest is likely to be between defending champion Germany, five-time winner Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Portugal and France. [...]
Public money is "extremely safe" in state-owned banks, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said against the backdrop of several cases of frauds, including the USD 2 billion scam at PNB, unearthed recently. Speaking to reporters after meeting several [...]
Coolpad is hardly the name that comes to mind when talking about mid-range and budget smartphones. The likes of Xiaomi, Honor and Moto have kept customers busy while the Chinese company had been missi... [...]
As data shows one in every 110 people is displaced, UN special envoy Angelina Jolie warns of ‘terrible human consequences’ of Syria’s aid shortfallThe number of people forced to flee their homes rose to a record high in 2017, with 16.2 million people newly displaced around the world. The figure includes people who have been displaced for the first time, and those who have been forced from their homes multiple times.The figure of 68.5 million displaced people – 3 million higher than the total population of the UK – includes 25.4 million refugees, 40 million internally displaced and 3.1 million asylum seekers. Continue reading... [...]
A 31-year-old Mohini Patankar, who hails from Bengaluru, has been selected in Haut Monde Mrs India Worldwide-2018 Grand Finale (a beauty pageant for married Indian women across the Globe) which will be organised on 22nd September in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi. [...]
Former media baron Peter Mukerjea has agreed to grant divorce to his wife Indrani, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, her lawyer today said. The divorce procedure may take some time as both are in jail, [...]
American motorcycle brand Cleveland CycleWerks made its debut in India at the 2018 Auto Expo with a plan to start operations by June 2018. However, it has now announced (on Twitter) that the launch has been pushed to October 2018. Cleveland hasn’t given any reasoning for the delay; but we suspect the lack of a suitably set-up dealership network has deferred the launch. The American brand has partnered with Hyderabad-based Laish-Madison Motor Werks for production and distribution in India. At Auto Expo 2018, the company shared that the motorcycles launched in India will be imported as CKD kits from China and will be assembled at the bike maker's Pune facility.
Cleveland had showcased four new models for the Indian market – Misfit, Ace Deluxe, Ace Scrambler and Ace Cafe. Of the four motorcycles, the Cleveland Misfit is the most interesting looking motorcycle with its cafe racer styling. It is powered by a 229cc; single-cylinder, air-cooled engine with a power output of 15.4hp at 7,000rpm, and its peak torque of 16Nm arrives at 6,000rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox. The Misfit employs a tubular, steel-backbone-type dual-cradle frame, which is suspended on a USD fork and twin shock absorbers at the rear. It employs 18-inch steel spoke wheels on both ends which are wrapped with a 100/90 section tyre at the front and a 120/90 section tyre at the rear. The Misfit gets a 320mm disc with a four-piston radial mount caliper at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear. It gets a 15-litre fuel tank and it tips the scale at 144kg (kerb weight).
The Ace range is more conventional in comparison to the Misfit, but is offered in three different body styles. The powertrain on the Ace range is similar to the one found on the Misfit. The Ace range features a square-section single-downtube frame. The Ace Cafe 250 and Deluxe 250 sport USD forks, while the Ace Scrambler 250 has been equipped with a conventional telescopic fork. Twin shock-absorbers at the back remain common for all the three Ace motorcycles. While the Ace Cafe 250 and Deluxe 250 run on 17-inch aluminium spoke wheels at either end, the Ace Scrambler gets 18-inch aluminium rims. Braking hardware consists of a single 298mm disc with twin-piston callipers at the front, and a 210mm disc with a single-piston caliper at the rear, for all the Ace models. All three Ace models feature a 14-litre fuel tank and have a similar kerb weight of 133kg.
Cleveland CycleWerks plans to sell 5,000 units in India by 2019 and the Ace range and Misfit are expected to be priced between Rs 2-2.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Watch this space for more updates. [...]
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) and AGS Transact Technologies have launched HP-Fastlane, a contactless fuel payment solution that automatically identifies registered vehicles via RFID and uses a prepaid wallet for cashless payments.
The company has set a target of issuing 1,00,000 Fastlane fuel tags across Mumbai. Currently, there are 18 HP-Fastlane pumps across Mumbai, Vashi and Thane, which will be opened for end-consumers by July 1 this year. Subsequently, the company will install its Fastlane solution across 200 HPCL outlets across India, in a phased manner.
The HP-Fastlane fuel solution can be accessed over the Internet or through a HP-Fastlane mobile app, available on Android and iOS platforms. It enables customer to register their vehicle details and load money in the prepaid HP-Fastlane wallet as and when required.
When the registered vehicle reaches an HP-Fastlane enabled petrol pump, the RFID ring fitted in the vehicle’s fuel tank ensures just the right amount of fuel dispensation, thus avoiding fuel proliferation. After fuelling, the driver can simply drive away without having to make payments through hard cash.
HP-Fastlane components, according to the two companies, are intrinsically safe and certified by Petroleum Explosives and Safety Organisation (PESO) to be installed in hazardous areas. [...]
Modi fled India in February after he was accused of being at the centre of a $1.8bn fraud The fugitive billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi was last seen in Britain in March, Indian federal investigators have said.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing a multi-billion dollar scam allegedly involving Modi, who is worth $1.73bn according to Forbes, placing him 85th on India’s rich list. Continue reading... [...]