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New Delhi, March 5: RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti has put the onus of running a company being probed for money laundering on her husband and a dead CA, even though the ED has said that the duo "actively [...]
Arrest seen as military sending signal to Rohingya community that they are under threat from further attacksA former Rohingya MP has been arrested in Myanmar, in move that has been condemned as a further escalation of the attacks on the Rohingya community. Aung Zaw Win, a major property tycoon and former MP for the Union Solidarity and Development party, was arrested at Yangon international airport on Wednesday as he was about to leave on a business trip to Bangkok. Related: 'Everything is gone': satellite images in Myanmar show dozens of Rohingya villages bulldozed Continue reading... [...]
Looks like National Conference (NC) patron Farooq Abdullah's comment on Mohamed Ali Jinnah, Jawaharlal Nehru and partition is set to become a national debate. Union Minister Jitendra Singh did not back Abdullah's remark but said that Pandit Nehru was in a [...]
An avalanche in north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Sunday left one person critically injured. Two others were rescued after they were buried under the snow. The avalanche occurred near Farkin Top in Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir. A JCB machine [...]
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Abarth has revealed the 124 GT ahead of its official unveiling at the Geneva motor show.
The GT gets a removable carbon-fibre hard-top roof that weighs 16kg and is lined on the inside. It, however, has to be stored separately when not in use, unlike the Mazda MX-5 RF’s folding hard-top.
The hard-top roof adds rigidity to the car’s chassis, although Abarth hasn’t specified by how much. The carbon-fibre construction is a market first. The 124GT is equipped with demisters in the rear window, insulation, and soundproofing as well.
It also gets a tweaked styling and exclusive parts like lightweight OZ alloys.
Performance is unchanged - the same 1.4-litre turbocharged engine gives 170hp and 249Nm of torque, equating to unchanged acceleration to 100kph in 6.8sec and a top speed of 230kph. In terms of weight, the standard 124 weighs 1,060kg, while the GT is at 1,073kg.
Abarth is expected to commence sales of the 124 GT in the UK market before the end of the year. It’s likely to command a small premium over the standard 124.
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BMW will introduce its most advanced electric powertrain technology yet to the road in 2020 when a new version of the X3 is launched. Set to be called the iX3, it’ll arrive as part of the fourth-generation X3 range and be the first car to get all-new zero-emission underpinnings that are being developed for use in all of BMW’s next generation of electric vehicles.
An iX3 test mule has been spotted in Scandinavia – where the range of its battery pack is being evaluated in conditions that dip below -10deg Celsius, on a regular basis.
The electric powertrain of this mule – based on the third-generation X3 – is evident from the lack of water vapour from tail-pipes, as it drives away. In these sub zero conditions, combustion engine tail-pipes almost always produce vapour.
The sighting of an EV X3 so early into the future car's development cycle indicates that the platform of the future line-up is being engineered to adopt an electric powertrain from the get-go. This is essential for effective packaging to ensure cabin space is not compromised by the placement of batteries in the car’s floor.
The iX3's structure will be a development of BMW’s CLAR structure, which underpins the X3, as well as the latest 5-series and 7-series models and will be used in the 2019 BMW 3-series.
Although the iX3 will probably feature a grille-free nose to reduce drag, its overall design is unlikely to differ drastically from that of its combustion engine sibling. The BMW Group’s latest stance on EV design is to be more discreet; Mini brand boss Sebastian Mackensen told Autocar recently that the marque “doesn’t need to make a big statement” about EVs.
The electric architecture beneath the iX3 will be the most advanced put into production by BMW. The iX3 will use two electric motors – one mounted up front, driving the front wheels and a second at the rear, within the axle assembly to drive the rear wheels. This setup will enable torque vectoring to enhance traction.
The electric layout will come as part of BMW's fifth-generation EV platform and will be used in 11 more electric BMWs, due to arrive by 2025. Not all of those cars will adapt the twin-motor setup employed by the iX3, however. Models less concerned with all-wheel-drive traction could adopt a simpler layout, which uses a front-mounted electric motor in combination with a fixed-ratio gearbox and so-called electric propeller shaft to channel drive to the rear wheels.
Each of BMW's new electric models will gain an 'i' at the start of its name to signify its status. BMW recently patented a list of nine names spanning from iX1 to iX9, although not all will necessarily be used because most will be aligned with current models in the line-up. The largest confirmed model for BMW’s future range is the X7.
The brand will also produce an electric version of the future 4-series GT, called the i4, in 2020 and an i5, which was previewed by the i Vision Dynamics concept and is due in 2021. The company patented the i1 to i9 names back in 2010, before the i3 and i8 arrived.
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Hundreds of thousands of Indians still make their living as scavengers, emptying dry toilets by hand, or cleaning septic tanks without protectionJust before 7am one morning in Mumbai, three men clearing a sewer pipe were overcome by deadly fumes and collapsed. Their deaths sparked a cat-and-mouse pursuit across India.Records show the bodies of the trio were rushed to an embalmer, where a certificate was issued declaring them safe for flying. Permissions were sought in their home state of Orissa. Within hours, a plane had taken off from Mumbai, bearing their remains, bound for the east Indian state. Continue reading... [...]
The NPP-led coalition comprising of the BJP, UDP and HSPDP met Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad on Sunday and staked the claim to form a government in the northeastern state. NPP, UDP, BJP and HSPDP together have 29 MLAs, but the majority mark [...]
Days after a Yajna was suggested to ward off evil spirits supposed to be haunting the Rajasthan Assembly, what has now emerged is that Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tej Pratap Yadav has vacated his government-provided bungalow in Patna fearing ghosts. And [...]
Downplaying the BJP's victory in Tripura, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the saffron party will never win West Bengal and Odisha, and dubbed it as "a cockroach dreaming of becoming a peacock by putting on its feathers". [...]
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday launched a campaign against alleged killings of Hindu activists in Karnataka. The Ankola leg of the two-pronged Padayatra was launched by parents of Paresh Mesta- a 21-year-old resident of Honnavar who was found dead [...]
Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine – the globe is scarred by violenceWe live in a world of trouble. Conflicts today may be much less lethal than those that scarred the last century, but this brings little comfort. We remain deeply anxious. We can blame terrorism and the fear it inspires despite the statistically unimportant number of casualties it inflicts, or the contemporary media and the breathless cycle of “breaking news”, but the truth remains that the wars that seem to inspire the fanatics or have produced so many headlines in recent years prompt deep anxiety. One reason is that these wars appear to have no end in sight.To explain these conflicts we reach for easy binary schema – Islam v the west; haves against have-nots; nations that “play by the rules” of the international system against “rogues”. We also look to grand geopolitical theories – the end of the Westphalian system, the west faced by “the rise of the rest” – or even just attribute the violence to “geography”. None of these explanations seems to adequately allay our concerns. Related: Saudi crown prince's UK visit will throw spotlight on ties and tensions The front lines in these new conflicts often follow boundaries that divide clans or castes, not countries Related: Putin’s quest for lost glory | Shaun Walker In an attempt to convey the desperate and unyielding misery, the United Nations Children’s Fund released a blank statement on 20 February. A footnote said the agency has no words to describe the “children’s suffering and our outrage”. Continue reading... [...]
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Guwahati, March 3: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the results of the Assembly elections in the three northeastern states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya have given a clear indication that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will return to power after the 2019 [...]
New Delhi, March 3: Since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made it a point to win all the major elections, except for a few aberrations like the Delhi and Bihar Assembly polls. Once again on [...]