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Karnataka elections: Yeddyurappa releases BJP’s manifesto, promises cow slaughter bill
Bharatiya Janta Party on Friday released its manifesto for the upcoming Karnataka elections in Bengaluru. The manifesto was released by party's Chief Minister candidate BS Yeddyurappa in the presence of various party leaders. The manifesto promises re-introduction of cow [...]
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Heavy rain lashes several parts in Rajasthan
Jaipur, July 29: Rains lashed several parts of Rajasthan today and the weatherman has forecast more showers tomorrow. Udaipur and Ajmer division received heavy rainfall while Bhilwara received 15 cm of rainfall followed by Arnod in Pratapgarh which received 13 cm [...]
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'The snowy carpet reflected like a camera the wonderful panorama'
Capt Fred Burnaby’s travel memoir from 1876 describes the northern lights in the sky above UzbekistanThe sunrise was glorious. “In no part of the world hitherto visited have I seen aurora in such magnificence,” wrote Captain Fred Burnaby, in his Central Asian travel memoir, A Ride to Khiva (1876). Continue reading... [...]
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New Bajaj V15 Power Up priced at Rs 65,626
The Bajaj V15 has got a significant update for 2019, and is now called the V15 Power Up. The motorcycle is powered by an updated version of the 149.5cc engine found on the older bike, but as the name suggests, it offers a little more power and torque. The engine now produces 13hp at 8,000rpm and 13Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. This is an increase of 1hp and 0.3Nm over the older engine, which made 12hp at 7,500rpm and 12.7Nm at 5,500rpm. As with most updated Bajaj engines, we’re sure to see that this one also brings the added benefit of better refinement and smoother power delivery. We have also learned that the Bajaj V15 Power Up gets a new gearbox shift pattern. The previous model had an all-up shift pattern, but the new one gets a sportier, one-down-four-up pattern. Stylistically, the bike receives a new treatment for the graphics; while they are similar, the graphics are slightly larger. On closer inspection, you’ll find that the graphics are of a slightly different pattern along the top of the fuel tank and on the side quarter panels as well. The upgrades do not come at a hiked price, and the V15 Power Up will continue to cost Rs 81,590 on-road in Pune. The Bajaj V15 remains a rather unique proposition in the market. We expect to see the Power Up model with a single-channel ABS set-up in the near future, though it doesn’t appear to be available at the moment. VISHAL VENUGOPAL Also see: Bajaj V15 vs Hero Achiever 150 comparison [...]
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Maruti Vitara Brezza sales crosses 3,00,000 unit mark
Maruti’s Vitara Brezza, which already enjoys the distinction of being India’s bestselling SUV, has added another feather to its cap by crossing the 3,00,000-unit sales mark. The carmaker says that this makes the Brezza the fastest SUV to reach this milestone in the country, achieving the feat in just 28 months. A regular in the list of the Top 10 selling passenger vehicles in India every month, the Brezza has not only boosted Maruti’s overall UV sales but also enabled the country’s biggest carmaker to dethrone Mahindra to become the largest UV maker. With sales of 2,53,759 units in FY2018, Maruti’s share grew to 27.53 percent from 25.69 percent, while Mahindra’s UV share (2,33,915 units) dropped to 25.38 percent from 29.20 percent in FY2017 when it was the market leader. Maruti recently updated the SUV, giving it an all-black interior, the option of a new orange paint and enhanced safety features. But the notable change was the option of AMT gearbox, which gave the Brezza's popularity a further boost. In fact, Maruti says the AMT has been well received, accounting for over 23 percent of fresh bookings since its launch in May 2018. We drove the Brezza AMT recently and found that the SUV was convenient and easy to drive around town with a linear creep function minus the jerk that is typical of most AMTs. “The contribution of the top variants in the total sales of Vitara Brezza has risen to 56 percent. Vitara Brezza continues to be the most loved SUV despite several new entrants in the segment,” R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director (Marketing and Sales), Maruti Suzuki, said in a company statement. The Brezza sold 15,629 units in May, up 26 percent year on year, and 1,48,462 units in FY2018, recording a growth of 36.66 percent. [...]
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India on the road to becoming a 'world beater' in handlooms
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Platform fixing in Bihar: It takes just Rs 100 bribe to change tracks of running trains at last minute
Platform fixing in Bihar: It takes just Rs 100 bribe to change tracks of running trains at last minute [...]
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Mid-air collision of Air India plane with Vistara flight averted, aircraft just '100 feet' apart
Mid-air collision of Air India plane with Vistara flight averted, aircraft just '100 feet' apart [...]
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Karnataka turmoil: 'No in-fight between MLAs', Congress denies rumours of clash, bribe
Bengaluru, Jan 20: Senior Congress leader and Minister D K Shivakumar said that there is no in-fight between Karnataka Congress MLAs Anand Singh & JN Ganesh. He further denied any rumours of clash or bribe. Speaking to media, on reports of [...]
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New Harley-Davidson Iron 1200, Forty-Eight Special unveiled
Harley-Davidson has added to its Sportster motorcycle line with the introduction of the Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight Special models. The latest in a line of 100 motorcycles the company plans to introduce by 2027, these new high-bar Sportsters combine throw back styling trends from the custom bike scene with the Sportster platform and the Evolution 1200 V-Twin engine. Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 The Iron 1200 carries on the design first seen in the Iron 883, but brings a bigger 1,202cc motor to the table. This results in a claimed increase in torque of 36 percent, from 72.9Nm in the Iron 883 to 98.9Nm in the Iron 1200. The styling is also influenced by original Iron 883, with a blacked-out engine and chrome pushrod tubes. The bike also uses similar nine-spoke, 19-inch front and 16-inch rear wheels as the Iron 883. The Iron 1200 features a raised handlebar that is 812mm wide and with a 165mm pull-back, which should result in a more upright riding position. The Iron 1200 also has a new cowl around the single headlight that isn’t seen on the 883. The bike comes from factory with a single seat and a 12.5-litre fuel tank. ABS and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System are available as factory-installed optional extras on the US-spec models. The Iron 1200 is priced at $9,999 (about Rs 6.5 lakh), which makes it a thousand dollars higher than the Iron 883 in the United States. However, it is the most affordable of the 1200cc Sportster range, priced thousand dollars below the 1200 Custom. The Iron 1200 is available in three colour options – Vivid Black, Twisted Cherry and Billiard White. Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special The Forty-Eight Special uses the same motor as the new Iron 1200. However, this bike gets a beefier front-end, with its 130mm section front tyre and 49mm diameter fork. Adding to the chunkiness in the front are the large aluminium triple clamps. The Special also has a tall handlebar but it is shorter and has less pull-back than the Iron 1200. The bottom-end of the 1200cc engine and gearbox on this motorcycle is covered in chrome. The exhaust system on the Forty-Eight Special is chrome as well, unlike the black-out pipes on the Iron 1200. The Special uses Harley’s famous “peanut” fuel tank with a capacity of around 8.3 litres. The wheels on the Special are 16-inch nine-spoke alloys, front and rear.  The Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special is priced at USD 11,299 (about Rs 7.35 lakh), which matches the price of the regular Forty-Eight and the Roadster. As with the Iron 1200, ABS and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System are available as factory-installed optional extras. The Special is available in three colour options - Vivid Black, Wicked Red and Billiard White. Whether these two motorcycles will come to India is currently under consideration, but we see good reason for at least the Iron 1200 to make it to India (if not both) as the new entry point to the 1200 range in the Sportster family. However, before that happens, Harley-Davidson will be launching two new motorcycles within the Softail family in India on the Feb 28. Harley’s international line-up in the Softail family consists of nine models, of which four are currently available in India – the Street Bob, Fat Bob, Fat Boy and Heritage Classic. [...]
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Honor View 20
  The Honor View 20 has been in our test lab for some days, and there has been a lot of excitement around it. IT sports a top-of-the-line processor from HiSilicon, a gratuitious 6 gigs of RAM and a time... [...]
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Now,modified chocolate that can slow down ageing
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Why was S P Vaid removed as J&K police chief
Srinagar, Sep 7: In a late night development, Shesh Paul Vaid was removed as the Jammu and Kashmir police chief. He will be posted as the state transport commissioner, while Dilbag Singh, DGP (Prisons) will hold the additional charge until a [...]
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Maruti Super Carry launched in India at INR 4.01 Lakhs
Only launched in Ahmedabad, Ludhiana and Kolkata, for now. Maruti has launched its first ever commercial pick up in India – the Maruti Super Carry. For now it’s only launched in Ahmedabad, Ludhiana and Kolkata, and priced at INR 4.03 Lakhs, INR 4.11 Lakhs and INR 4.01 Lakhs (all ex-showroom) respectively. For India, the Maruti Super Carry is available only in a diesel variant. The Tata Ace-rival has a payload capacity of 750 kg. It measures 3.8 meters long and 1.56 meters wide, has a load deck measuring 2.18 x 1.49 meters, a ground clearance of 175 mm and a turning cycle of 8.6 meters diameter. The suspension system comprises of independent MacPherson struts and coil springs in the front and a rigid axle with leaf springs at the rear. It sources the 793 cc two-cylinder diesel engine from the Maruti Celerio, producing 24 KW (32 hp) at 3500 RPM and 75 Nm at 2000 RPM. It is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission and capable of fuel efficiency of 22.07 Km/L as well as a top speed of 80 Kmph. The Maruti Super Carry has a top-speed of 80 km/h. As standard, it is equipped with a mobile charging socket, dual assist grip, odometer, trip meter, fuel meter, digital clock, provision for a stereo, integrated rain guard, sliding back window glass, and spare wheel. (Maruti) Suzuki Super Carry – Image Gallery (South African-spec) [...]
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TS DOST 2018: Check application process for Telangana Degree Admission 2018
The TS DOST admission schedule has been released. The Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) had announced the result for Intermediate 1st and 2nd year examination on Friday. For admission to degree programs in Universities in Telangana, students [...]
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Inside Track: Pecking order
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Source: PTI Photo) There is some heartburn in the Congress over the pecking order in the Rajya Sabha. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was surpris [...]
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With chemical foam, froth Bengaluru's Kalkere lake goes the Bellandur way
With chemical foam, froth Bengaluru's Kalkere lake goes the Bellandur way [...]
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Battle for the middle
Battle for the middle [...]
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Is a war on the cards or will India inflict Pakistan with a ‘thousand cuts’
New Delhi, Oct 3: India has taken an aggressive approach in the wake of the unending escalation of violence by Pakistan. Sushma Swaraj's tough talk at the United Nations was followed by a stern message by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The [...]
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'I'm more valued than before': women in Tajikistan get a new lease of life – in pictures
Physical and sexual violence against women is commonplace in Tajikistan, but a project designed to address the issue has produced remarkable results• All photographs by Anisa Sabiri for the Guardian Continue reading... [...]
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Yashwant Sinha ‘predicts’ BJP to win Karnataka floor test by ‘foul means’
New Delhi, May 19: Veteran politician and former member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yashwant Sinha, who has been closely observing the ongoing political drama in Karnataka, tweeted to predict that the BJP will win the vote of confidence on [...]
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Difference between Modi and Nehru jackets: Find out from the designer
New Delhi, Nov 3: The vests gifted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to South Korean President Moon Jae-in were 'Modi Jackets' and not traditional Nehru jackets as claimed by some, the company which makes them said on Friday. A [...]
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Indian Railways rotates clock back; restarts steam engine-powered train
Chandigarh, Nov 27: It's nothing less than a ride on the time machine. The Indian Railways has recently flagged off a train from Garhi Harsaru to Farukhnagar in Haryana district and it is pulled by a steam locomotive! The pricing of [...]
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PNB fraud case: Special PMLA court issues non bailable warrant against Nirav Modi
The special PMLA court in Mumbai issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in connection with the Punjab National Bank loan default case. Nirav Modi and his family left India in January before the CBI and ED started investigating [...]
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Actor Dileep's arrest for sexual abuse and the dark underbelly of Malayalam cinema
Dileep's arrest for sexual abuse: The dark underbelly of Malayalam cinema [...]
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Naomi Osaka clubs her way into Australian Open second round
Osaka will next lock horns with  21-year-old Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia in the second round.  [...]
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Maharashtra government slammed for awarding contract to firm chargesheeted in Girgaum fire
Maharashtra government slammed for awarding contract to firm chargesheeted in Girgaum fire [...]
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Boat Rockerz 275
  If you’ve noticed a large number of IEMs, wired and otherwise, entering the market of late, you aren’t the only one. There’s been a flood of CSR8635 based headphones in the market la... [...]
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