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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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Next Door Nepal: Prachanda’s second innings
The current change could be well be another temporary exercise. That will discredit Nepal’s political leadership even more. (Source: Express archive) Pushpa Kamal Dahal, alias Pra [...]
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US-Indians raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Nepal
In the shattered neighborhoods of Kathmandu, down buckled, potholed dirt roads, similar stories emerge. (Source: Reuters) Indian-Americans, along with the small Nepali community, ar [...]
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Petra Kvitova looks on positive side after 'rollercoaster year'
The 27-year old two-time Wimbledon champion defied expectations in returning to competition despite suffering serious wounds to her playing left hand as she fought off a knife-wielding intruder at her home in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov in December 2016. [...]
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10 ASEAN leaders to be chief guests at Republic Day celebrations
10 ASEAN leaders to be chief guests at Republic Day celebrations [...]
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Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder to use flat-six power
Porsche is developing the most driver-focused version of its current 718 Boxster. The car will be heavily related to the 718 Cayman GT4. In place of its current hottest 718’s turbocharged 2.5-litre flat-four, the new car will use the naturally aspirated, flat-six engine of the latest 911 GT3. The German automaker has now moved testing to the cold climate of the Arctic Circle. Porsche Motorsport has stuck to the formula applied to the car’s predecessors, which have cemented themselves as the driver’s Boxster model since 2009, giving the car a more responsive drivetrain that will make it the most involving Boxster on sale. “Natural aspiration is one of our main USPs,” Andreas Preuninger, head of GT car development at Porsche told our sister publication, Autocar UK, earlier this year. “At Motorsport, we think we can achieve throttle response and immediacy a little bit better with an atmospheric high-revving engine than any kind of turbo.” Output for the 4.0-litre unit is rated at 500hp at 8,250rpm in the 911 GT3. However, the Boxster Spyder’s power may be slightly down on this, in order to leave breathing space for its more expensive sibling. The previous Spyder used a 3.8-litre flat-six taken from the 911 Carrera of the time that was good for 375hp. The recently unveiled Boxster GTS and related Cayman GTS use highly-strung four-pot engines with 366hp. So the new Spyder will need to produce more power to cement itself as the top Boxster – an output of around 430hp seems likely. To signify its driver-focus, the car will be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard; but those after maximum on track performance will be able to select the option of a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. The Spyder will also go on a hefty diet, ditching cabin insulation, along with its radio and air conditioning. The 718 Boxster’s electric folding soft top will also go. Taking its place is a manually removable ‘tent top’. These weight savings will combine with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber to make the car the sharpest handling production Boxster, yet produced. Much of the design treatment applied the Boxster Spyder will mirror those featured on the GTS. The Cayman GT4 will likely get the same adjustments, along with a more prominent rear wing to signify its even harder status. There is no word on if the 718 Boxster Spyder will come to India. Considering the less hardcore GTS versions of the Cayman and Boxster will not be coming, the Spyder is less likely to do so. [...]
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Poor infrastructure — not outdated syllabi — is what ails Indian universities
Teaching at the school-level has a profound effect on the quality of our university graduates. (Source: Express File) The famous scientist and peace advocate, Linus Pauling once sai [...]
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Asus ROG G20CB gaming PC with Pascal GPU launched at a starting price of Rs 1,85,990
Asus ROG G20CB is a gaming PC with world’s most powerful NVIDIA Pascal GPU (Source: NVIDIA) Asus has announced another new gaming device under its ROG series in India. The new [...]
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Bus fire in Kazakhstan kills 52 people
Officials say victims were from neighbouring Uzbekistan and died on a road widely used to transport migrant workersA bus caught fire in a remote part of Kazakhstan on Thursday, killing 52 citizens of neighbouring Uzbekistan, the Kazakh interior ministry has said. The bus was travelling along a road in Kazakhstan’s north-western Aktau region that links the Russian city of Samara to Shymkent, a city in southern Kazakhstan close to the Uzbek border. Continue reading... [...]
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'Inside job' suspected after LeT terrorist's daring escape from Srinagar hospital
'Inside job' suspected after LeT terrorist's daring escape from Srinagar hospital [...]
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BlackBerry tries again, this time with the DTEK50 smartphone
  Once smartphone giant, BlackBerry, has launched the BlackBerry DTEK50 smartphone, calling it the world’s most secure Android smartphone. The device can be pre-ordered in US, Canada, UK, France,... [...]
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Pakistan blast: Explosion in Quetta hospital kills 25, 35 injured
At least 25 people were today killed and 35 others injured when a bomb ripped through a hospital in Quetta in Pakistan's restive southwestern Balochistan province followed by gunfire. The post Pakistan blast: Explosion in Quetta hospital kills 25, 35 injured appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Army chief witnesses <i>Hamesha Vijayee</i> military exercise near Indo-Pak border
Jaipur, Dec 22: Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday witnessed the 'Hamesha Vijayee' military exercise in Thar desert close to the India-Pakistan border where army and air force in integration executed manoeuvres to evaluate the capabilities to strike deep into [...]
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'Justice Loya died due to heart attack,' says Nagpur Police after thorough investigation
Nagpur Police who undertook a thorough investigation on CBI Judge BH Loya's death said that his death was due to a heart attack and that the postmortem & forensic reports confirm the same. Speaking about on CBI Judge BH [...]
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Arsenal offer 50m euros for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Report
Arsenal have reportedly had a first offer of 50 million euros ($61.1 million) for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejected by his German club Borussia Dortmund, according to Kicker magazine on Saturday. [...]
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Action Express clinch Daytona 24 Hours win
Action Express Racing took victory in the 56th edition of the Daytona 24 Hours, establishing a new distance record in the process. Filipe Albuquerque, Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa completed a total of 808 laps in the #5 Cadillac DPi-V.R, beating the previous record of 762 laps on the current track layout in 1992 and the mileage record established in 1982 on the previous 3.84-mile (6.17Km) configuration. The Prototype race was marked by a high number of casualties among the leading runners, including the Spirit of Daytona Racing (misfire) and Wayne Taylor Racing (spate of right-rear punctures). Both Extreme Speed Motorsport Nissan DPis also dropped out in the night with a gearbox failure and a blown turbo respectively. Meanwhile, a fire and a recurring electrical problem brought an end to the Joest-run Mazda’s race. That meant the race developed into a two-way contest between the two Action Express Cadillacs and Team Penske's pair of all-new Acura ARX-05s. Penske's challenge crumbled just beyond half-distance with an alternator problem for the #6 and a trip to the garage for the #7 when Helio Castroneves made contact with the #31 Action Express Cadillac. That left Action Express with a major advantage and allowed both cars to make late stops to top up their fluids amid concerns of overheating. The Felipe Nasr, Mike Conway, Eric Curran and Stuart Middleton car emerged from its stop in a fight for second with the CORE Autosport Oreca of Colin Braun, Jon Bennett, Romain Dumas and Loic Duval. Braun closed on the fuel-saving Middleton in the final stint but fell short by 21 seconds, as Albuquerque took the flag first 1m10s clear. United Autosports took fourth place with the best of its Ligier JS P217s driven by Bruno Senna, Paul di Resta, Will Owen and Hugo de Sadeleer. They overhauled the #78 Jackie Chan DCR Oreca driven by Alex Brundle, Ho-Pin Tung, Ferdinand Habsburg and Antonio Felix da Costa in the final two hours. Both teams' respective second cars, featuring current Formula 1 stars, hit trouble. Fernando Alonso’s #23 United Ligier dropped out of contention for a potential podium place in the evening with a brake issue that forced a lengthy trip to the garage to replace a master cylinder, before losing more time with a throttle issue and a repeat of the brake problem. Alonso and team-mates Lando Norris and Phil Hanson wound up 38th overall, 91 laps down. In the #37 DCR Oreca he shared with Daniel Juncadella, Robin Frijns and Felix Rosenqvist, Lance Stroll ended up 15th overall and 32 laps down after losing a significant amount of time to repair bodywork and suspension damage after a puncture. [...]
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Be prepared Manish, Modi Ji will send CBI against you: Kejriwal takes a swipe at Modi govt
New Delhi, July 21: Taking a dig at Modi Government, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday warned his deputy Manish Sisodia to 'be prepared' against CBI actions. Kejriwal's comment came to fore following after the inauguration of new building of [...]
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7th Pay Commission: Good news! Minimum pension of retired govt staff goes up by 157%
New Delhi, Aug 7: Retired central government employees will now get a minimum pension of Rs 9,000, up 157.14 per cent from the current Rs 3,500, following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations. The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances [...]
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Sponsored feature: Next-gen Hyundai Verna
SUPERBODY STRUCTURE The new Verna is built on the Superbody Structure, using advanced high-strength steel that empowers the car with superior handling, safety and NVH levels. The extensive use of advanced high-strength steel provides it with a higher level of structural rigidity, which in turn improves the amount of road feedback available to the driver. The Superbody Structure also allows key suspension components to be tuned more precisely; this improves the new Verna’s cornering stability and allows it to be handled more precisely.  The Superbody Structure also improves the NVH levels of the new Verna, making for a quieter and more refined driving experience. SMART TRUNK Sometimes, two hands are just not enough. Our hands have to carry, move, hold, type and touch – sometimes all at the same time. In moments like that, it’s good to have some help. The new Verna comes with a segment-first Smart Trunk,  a unique feature that makes loading and unloading the Verna’s trunk that much easier. The new Verna’s hands-free Smart Trunk is armed with sensors that are always on the lookout for the car’s Proximity Key fob. When it senses that the fob is within three feet behind the car for three seconds or longer, it understands that you need some help and pops open the bootlid for you. The Smart Trunk, as mentioned before, is a segment-first feature in the new Verna. [...]
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'Send Muslims to Europe, US not Pakistan', says Azam Khan to Shia Waqf Board Chief
Reacting to UP Shia Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi remark, Senior Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan said that send muslims to to Europe, America but not to Pakistan which don't even have bread. Speaking [...]
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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Vidarbha, Karnataka win big; Mumbai edge Tamil Nadu
Faiz Fazal returned to form with a stellar century as Ranji champions Vidarbha routed hosts Hyderabad by 237 runs for a hat-trick of wins in the Vijay Hazare Trophy domestic one-day cricket competition here on Thursday. [...]
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Boris Johnson: let Rohingya return home when conditions are right
UK foreign secretary visits refugee camp and calls for oversight of repatriationBoris Johnson has said Rohingya Muslim refugees should return to Myanmar only of their own accord and when the “conditions are right”.After a visit to a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the British foreign secretary stressed there should be international oversight of any repatriation to Rakhine province, from which thousands fled last summer. Continue reading... [...]
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L'affaire Siddhu: BJP has only itself to blame
New Delhi, July 20: The monsoon session of parliament was being projected as a triumphant one for the BJP with those opposing the GST Bill falling in line. Its passage was being seen more as a question of when, rather than [...]
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Afghanistan holds day of mourning after bomb kills at least 80
Interior ministry bans public gatherings in apparent attempt to avoid inter-communal strife after attack on Hazara marchAfghanistan has marked a national day of mourning a day after a suicide bomber killed at least 80 people who were taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Kabul. The attack was claimed by Islamic State.Authorities said 231 people were wounded, some seriously, in the bombing on Saturday afternoon at a march by members of the ethnic Hazara community, who are predominantly Shia Muslim. Most Afghans are Sunni, and Isis regards Shias as apostates. Continue reading... [...]
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LS opposition parties stage walkout over attacks on Dalits by cow vigilantes
New Delhi, July 29 Opposition parties on Friday staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha over incidents of atrocities against Dalits and the recent thrashing of two Muslim women in Madhya Pradesh by cow vigilantes. {image-cow-23-1469259136.jpg www.oneindia.com}Leader of the Congress party [...]
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News Flash: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal meets Kokrajhar terror attack victims
New Delhi, Aug 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to hold "Obama style" townhall to connect with citizens in Delhi today. Get all national, international news updates: {image-sarbananda-sonowal2-06-1470465796.jpg www.oneindia.com} 2.12 pm: #FLASH One man, Abdulla Hadi Abdul Rehman Al [...]
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Panchkula violence: Court to hear the matter on Jan 11
Panchkula District & Sessions Court will hear the matter pertaining to Panchkula violence on 11th January. Violence broke out at Panchkula after Ram Rahim was convicted in a rape case by the special CBI court on Friday leaving 32 [...]
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'Why BJP fears paper ballots?' asks Mayawati
Lucknow, Jan 15:  BSP chief Mayawati on Monday questioning the credibility of electronic voting machines, asked, why the BJP was afraid of holding elections through paper ballots. She said the chief election commissioner must think about it in wake of doubts [...]
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