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IAF AN-32 missing: All you need to know about the aircraft
Chennai, July 22: While all the three defence forces-Navy, Army and the Air Force-join hands to find the missing AN-32 aircraft, experts turn to speculations as to why it went missing, given its immaculate track record. Although considered to be the [...]
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MV Agusta inaugurates MotoRoyale dealership in Ahmedabad
The new MV Agusta store sold eight bikes on the day of its opening; retails five of the bike maker's models. [...]
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Isuzu MU-X (Toyota Fortuner-rival) to launch in India this year – Report
Will be assembled in Isuzu’s new plant in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. Overdrive reports that Isuzu will replace the aged MU-7 with the all new Isuzu MU-X later this year. The MU-X is a body-on-frame SUV that rivals the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The MU-X is a body-on-frame SUV that rivals the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. Sharing its underpinnings with the Chevrolet Trailblazer, the Isuzu MU-X features a more contemporary styling that borrows cues from the new D-Max. It sports a chrome grille, flared wheel arches, 16-inch alloy wheels and a wraparound rear windshield similar to the Trailblazer. The similarities with the Trailblazer are also seen inside. The MU-X comes with a silver accented steering wheel, 6-way electrically adjustable driver seat, 6-speaker touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and navigation, roof-mounted 10-inch DVD monitor, climate control, split and fold second and third row seats, 12 cup holders and 19 cubby holes. Compared to the MU-7, the Isuzu MU-X features a more contemporary styling that borrows cues from the new D-Max. Also Read: Isuzu D-Max V-Cross price starts from INR 12.49 Lakhs [Update] It’s unclear if the MU-X will launch with the smaller RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine that produces 150 PS at 3,600 rpm and 350 Nm at 1,800-2,600 rpm, or the 4JJ1-TCX 3.0-litre turbo-diesel motor that develops 177 PS at 3,600 rpm and 380 Nm at 1,800-2,800 rpm. With the 1.9-liter engine, Isuzu can sell the MU-X in Delhi-NCR where there’s a ban on diesel engines displacing more than 2,000cc. Isuzu MU-X – Image Gallery [Source: Overdrive] [...]
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India-bound Skoda Kodiaq teased in new images, premieres on Sept 1
Will have its world premiere on 1 September. As its debut nears, the Skoda Kodiaq‘s marketing campaign has seen release of a set of new teaser images. Along with releasing the new images, the Czech automaker has also slipped in an announcement that the Skoda Kodiaq will have its world premiere in Berlin on 1 September. Then, at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the Skoda Kodiaq will have its public debut. The Skoda Kodiaq will be the company’s first production mid-size crossover. Previewed by the Skoda VisionS concept – also a design study showcasing the design language of future Skoda crossovers/SUVs – the Skoda Kodiaq is the company’s first mid-size crossover to be launched in the market. Once launched, the Skoda Superb‘s crossover equivalent will likely become the brand’s new flagship product. The Skoda Kodiaq is based on the VW Group’s MQB platform and will be offered with three TSI petrol and two TDI diesel engines initially. A German media report from earlier this month said that the output of the three petrol engines will range from 125 PS to 180 PS (123.24 hp to 177.47 hp), while the the two diesel engines will produce 150 PS and 190 PS (147.89 hp and 187.33 hp). Transmission choices will include 6-speed manual and DSG dual-clutch automatic. The Skoda Kodiaq will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform. Also See: 2017 Skoda Yeti – Rendering The Skoda Kodiaq will go on sale in Europe in early-2017. Its Indian launch is reported to take place in the second half of 2017. While the international markets will get the Kodiaq in 5- and 7-seat versions, it remains to be seen what product strategy Skoda takes up for India. Skoda Kodiaq – Image Gallery [...]
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New video shows BMW G310R alongside KTM Duke 390, Yamaha MT-03
The BMW G310R is expected to launch in India this financial year. The video below, shot in Russia by HM Channel, shows the BMW G310R alongside the KTM Duke 390 and the Yamaha MT-03, two of the key rivals of the G310R. The video allows for an enthusiast to listen to the G310R’s exhaust, and watch its acceleration in comparison to its rivals. [YouTube link] According to a recent report, the BMW G310R will not launch in India this calendar year, rather towards the end of this financial year (February-March 2017). However, TVS Motor, the joint venture partner responsible for manufacturing the motorcycle, will begin exports of the G310R from its plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu this year. Initial markets include European countries including BMW Motorrad’s home market in Germany. Among the lot, the BMW G310R sports the smallest engine: a 313 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled unit that develops 34 PS at 9,500 and a peak torque of 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm. The KTM relies on a 375 cc single-cylinder unit while the Yamaha is powered by a 321 cc parallel-twin. ABS and disc brakes at the front and rear will be standard fitment on the BMW G310R. Also read: BMW working on 6-cylinder 160 PS superbike – Rendering The BMW G310R is equipped with a 6-speed gearbox, as is the competition. The G310R also gets disc brakes at both ends and ABS as standard. According to the company, the naked street-fighter has a top-speed of 143 km/h with a kerb weight of 158.5 kg. BMW G310R – Image Gallery [...]
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Oxygen deficiency can lead to childhood heart disease
Childhood heart disease is the most common form of birth defect and affects one in 100 babies globally, showed the study. The developing heart in an embryo can be damaged by the cel [...]
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Breastfeeding may reduce mother’s risk of diabetes: Study
Breastfeeding can alter the maternal metabolism to protect against diabetes.(Photo: Thinkstock Images) Breastfeeding has the potential to reduce the long-term risk of developing Typ [...]
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Indian-American student sentenced to life for killing friend
Indian-American engineering student has been sentenced to life in prison by a US court. A 25-year-old Indian-American engineering student has been sentenced to life in prison by a U [...]
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Reliance Jio’s 4G rollout in next three months: CLSA
Jio is seen to kickstart its advertisement campaign soon as it has become the principal sponsor of India’s Olympic contingent for the 17-day event starting August 5. Billionai [...]
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Cloud shift to affect over $1 tn in IT spending by 2020: Gartner
More than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to Cloud in the next five years — making Cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces of IT spending since early days of the digital age, market research [...]
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JJ Abrams, Star Trek cast honour Anton Yelchin at premiere
Filmmaker JJ Abrams and the team of Star Trek Beyond paid tribute to one of the cast members, Anton Yelchin, who died last month after a freak automobile accident at his home in Studio City. The film’s team was present at the San Diego Comic-Con? [...]
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Stay Hungry, Stay Smart
Some of the goodies that will be available at Gastro-Bazaar. Not that we mean to misquote Steve Jobs, but this is really what you should do this Sunday. Monkey Bar, in association w [...]
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Playing with the Palate
At the Bharat Rang Mahotsav. (Source: Express Photo by Amit Mehra) Supplanted from the big tree (pun intended) and the machan surrounding it located near the centre of the NSD compo [...]
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Star Trek Beyond movie review: Nobody is asking important questions
Star Trek Beyond movie review: The film doesn’t bother explaining why the universe across planets may be after it. Not that anyone is asking that question, for Star Trek Beyond is much [...]
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Lights Out movie review: Can’t always have the lights on
Lights Out movie review: Sandberg, who extended his own impressive short by the same name into this extended film, should have let this one rest. Can’t always have the lights on.[/capti [...]
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People estimate own ability based on others’ performance
People are strongly influenced by performance of people around you When it comes to rating one’s own abilities, you are strongly influenced by the performance of others, a stu [...]
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India begins search for military aircraft missing with 29 people on board
Massive rescue operation launched after Indian air force plane vanished over the Bay of Bengal shortly after takeoffIndia has launched a massive search and rescue operation for an Indian air force (IAF) plane that went missing with 29 people on board over the Bay of Bengal.With concern mounting hours after its disappearance, five surveillance aircraft and 13 navy and coastguard ships began searching on Friday for the plane, which vanished shortly after takeoff from the southern city of Chennai.Full scale Search & Rescue launched to look for IAF AN 32 overdue at Port Blair since 1130 hrs. Max assets being deployed at earliest. Continue reading... [...]
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AAP’s Bhagwant Mann is in trouble, and rightly so
AAP MP Bhagwant Mann at Parliament House in New Delhi. Express Photo/Prem Nath Pandey Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann, on Thursday, shot a Facebook Live of himself, driving into Pa [...]
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Indian Air Force’s AN-32 plane goes missing: A pilot looks at what could have gone wrong
An-32 has been IAF’s trustworthy work horse many years, and is designed to be extensively used The Indian Air Force’s An-32 aircraft, that was on a courier flight from C [...]
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Rajasthan: Another FIR lodged against Hardik Patel
Udaipur, July 22: An FIR was today registered against Patidar reservation agitation spearhead Hardik Patel for allegedly threatening a toll booth staff in Rajasthan's Rajsamand even as police restricted his movement outside his temporary residence here. IG Anand Srivastava said this, [...]
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Odisha: 10 injured in bus-truck collision
Bhubaneswar, July 22 : At least ten people were injured on Friday when a bus in which they were travelling in hit a truck from behind in Odisha's Bargarh,media reported. The bus on its way to Sambalpur lost its control and [...]
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Smartwatch market falls further, as Apple Watch sales decline
  A survey by research firm IDC showed that the global sales of smartwatches have decline by 32% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2016. The survey showed total sales of 3.5 million units, and decli... [...]
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New FDI norms pave way for Apple Stores in India
  The Indian Government has reportedly approved a three-year exemption from the 30% annual local sourcing norms required for foreign single-brand retail companies with “cutting-edge technology&rdq... [...]
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July 22, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Mars Probe
The Viking-1 robot probe of Mars has detected nitrogen and argon gases in the atmosphere of the red planet in sufficient abundance to make scientists more optimistic that life could flourish there, the project’s director said. While not providing enough [...]
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Why simultaneous elections make sense
PM Modi gave the idea of having simultaneous elections for the Lok Sabha and state assemblies. Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi floated a very pertinent idea of having simultan [...]
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Caste system like Taliban, needs to be discussed: Sharad Yadav
New Delhi, July 21: Atrocities against Dalits have been increasing since Independence, and the caste system in India has a "Taliban-like attitude", Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav said on Thursday in the Rajya Sabha.Yadav also demanded a ban on a cow [...]
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Govt "blocking" Judges' appointments: Cong
New Delhi, Jul 21: Congress leader Anand Sharma today alleged that the government was blocking the appointment of judges as it was "very angry" after the Supreme Court's decision in the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), a charge strongly refuted by [...]
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Kickass Torrents' alleged owner arrested, domains seized
  The US Department of Justice have announced that they have apprehended the alleged owner of Kickass Torrents (KAT), one of the most popular torrent websites. Artem Vaulin, 30, was arrested in Poland,... [...]
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