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Sexual abuse of minors: Nitish Kumar’s resignation sought
New Delhi, July 31: Civil society organisations on Monday held a protest demanding the resignation of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the alleged sexual abuse of minor girls in a shelter home at Muzaffarpur in Bihar. They staged [...]
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CBFC asks Mission Impossible: Fall Out makers to cut references to Kashmir
New Delhi, July 31: "Mission Impossible: Fall Out" makers were asked to remove the references to Kashmir by India's Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The Christopher McQuarrie movie, starring Tom Cruise as intelligence agent Ethan Hunt, released in [...]
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2018 MSBK Round 2: Rajini claims another podium finish
Rajini Krishnan endured a tumultuous weekend at Round 2 of the Malaysian Superbike Championship, but came through to achieve a top 5 finish in both races, including a second place finish in Race 1. Having qualified in second position for the first race of the weekend, Rajini started well but was unable to maintain the pace of the leader. Using the stock brakes on his Yamaha R1 race bike, he struggled with brake fade and brought the bike home in second place, fetching him 20 valuable championship points. Race 2 was even more eventful - Rajini found himself leading the early stages of the race, but his brake issue came back to haunt him. He ran wide at the final corner on lap 3, and this dropped him to fourth place. Rajini had to readjust his brake markers to compensate for his brake issues, and rode strongly to recover to second place by the penultimate lap. However, a screw came loose on his foot peg and caused a false neutral, causing Rajini to once again run wide off the track and fall back to fourth place, where he eventually finished the race. The next round of the MSBK Championship will take place from the September 14 to 16, giving Rajini and his team enough time to regroup and find a solution to his unfortunate brake issues.   [...]
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Suzuki Vitara SUV facelift unveiled
Suzuki has taken the wraps off its refreshed Vitara SUV for the international market. The facelift model is likely to be named the Vitara Series II in a few markets, like Australia. The new Suzuki Vitara is now fitted with two new turbo-petrol drivetrains, with 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre displacements. These engines replace the 1.6-litre petrol mill that powered the old, pre-facelift model. The Suzuki Vitara facelift with the 1.0-litre petrol engine churns out 110hp; meanwhile, the 1.4-litre petrol powertrain delivers 140hp. There will be no diesel engine option available on the updated Vitara, globally. In addition to this revised engine line-up, the Vitara facelift gets a subtle refresh in exterior styling as compared to its predecessor – with revised light clusters, grille and bumper at the front, as well as more intricate tail-lights at the rear. Inside, higher-quality materials have been used on the dashboard, while a colour screen is now fitted to the redesigned instrument cluster. The car's safety equipment has been given a boost, as well. The higher trim now gets standard automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and assistance, traffic-sign recognition, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The Suzuki Vitara is the company’s flagship SUV and has also been spotted in India more than once undergoing tests (not to be confused with the Vitara Brezza compact SUV sold in India). The Suzuki Vitara SUV, if launched here, can be a direct rival to the Hyundai Creta and the Mahindra XUV500 in the Indian market.   [...]
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2 guards get life term in the 2015 Cubbon Park rape case
2 guards get life term in the 2015 Cubbon Park rape case [...]
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Congress social media member arrested for sexual harassment, out on bail
Congress social media member arrested for sexual harassment, out on bail [...]
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All about Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2018 on child rape passed in Lok Sabha
All about Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2018 on child rape passed in Lok Sabha [...]
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HyperX Alloy Elite RGB
  HyperX has been catering to professional and hardcore gamers with their peripherals for a few years. Until now, they hardly went for gimmicky features on their products, sticking to only functional on... [...]
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'Culture of impunity' among MPs over hospitality from corrupt regimes
Transparency International UK finds that thousands was spent for MPs to visit AzerbaijanMore than £330,000 was spent on flights and accommodation for MPs to visit Azerbaijan between 2007 and 2017, and 12 MPs were paid more than £90,000 to appear on Russian state TV, according to a report by Transparency International UK.The report focused on parliamentarians who had accepted hospitality from corrupt and repressive governments while providing political access and lobbying. Continue reading... [...]
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Video of tourists killed in Tajikistan shows 'deliberate attack'
Footage suggests cyclists were murdered after being rammed off the road by black sedanNew footage has emerged that appears to show four western cyclists killed in Tajikistan were the victims of a deliberate attack that began with them being forced off the road and ended in an assault with knives and guns.The deaths of the four people – two Americans, one Swiss and one Dutch citizen – were originally reported as a hit-and-run incident that occurred on Sunday about 150 miles south of the capital, Dushanbe. Continue reading... [...]
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To deal with cow smugglers, this BJP MLA proposes a new methodology
Jaipur, July 31: The Union Government is working on a law to deal with incidents of lynchings. But a BJP MLA from Rajasthan has a different idea in mind. He feels that cow smugglers, when caught should be slapped a few [...]
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TN SSLC Supplementary Result 2018 date: Check updates
New Delhi, July 30: The TN SSLC Supplementary Result 2018 will be declared soon. The results once declared will be available on the official website. Although reports suggested that the results would be declared either on July 29 or [...]
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Sterlite plant in Tamil Nadu to remain shut: NGT
Chennai, July 30: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday rejected Vedanta's request to grant interim stay on Tamil Nadu Government's order to shut down Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi. The matter has been posted to August 9. This is the second [...]
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Weather forecast for July 31: Delhi rains to take a back gear
New Delhi, July 30: Here is the weather forecast for Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai for July 31. Bengaluru: As per IMD weather, Bengaluru would witness generally cloudy sky with light rain or thundershowers on July 31. Maximum & [...]
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SC planning to introduce digital filing in district courts
New Delhi, July 30: The Supreme Court is planning to introduce digital filing of cases in all districts of the country to ensure that the justice delivery system reaches all. According to the Times of India report, the apex [...]
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Smriti Mandhana equals fastest half-century in women's T20 cricket
Smriti Mandhana scored 50 runs off 18 balls, equalling New Zealand's Sophie Devine's record. [...]
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Vijay Mallya ''devastated'' to lose control of Force India F1 team
Vijay Mallya's right-hand man Bob Fernley has said in an interview that the embattled tycoon would act in the best interests of a team he acquired in 2007. [...]
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Sound One Rock
  Affordable Bluetooth speakers are almost dime a dozen these days. As a result, it is quite possible to get something from a brand you’ve not heard of, in the hopes of getting a good deal, but on... [...]
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Follow the New Silk Road
Jon Watts traces China’s Belt and Road as it flows from the steppes of Central Asia down to the Black Sea and into Europe, creating ports, railways and entire cities from scratch and radically remaking the lives of the people in its path Continue reading... [...]
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India: 4 million excluded from Assam's draft list of citizens
Plan to identify ‘foreigners’ living in state of Assam creates panic among those who could be left without citizenship rightsAbout 4 million people who live in the Indian border state of Assam have been excluded from a draft list of citizens, as Bengali-speaking Muslims fear they will be sent to detention centres or deported.The state government has put stringent security in place while the chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, has told Indian media that those finding themselves stateless overnight should not worry. Sonowal said they would be given a chance to prove their claim of citizenship, that none of the 4 million would be sent to a detention camp, and that “no one will be treated as a foreigner”. Sonowal told the Hindustan Times that “ample opportunity will be given to applicants to prove their eligibility”. Continue reading... [...]
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Maratha Reservation: Violence erupts in Pune, curfew imposed
Pune, July 30: Over 40 vehicles torched and several commuters have been stranded on Monday as Maratha reservation stir erupted in Pune. Section 144 (prohibits assembly of more than 4 people in an area) has been imposed in Pune's [...]
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UIDAI rubbishes claims that RS Sharma's personal details could be retrieved using Aadhaar number
New Delhi, July 29: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Sunday rubbished claims that personal information of TRAI chairman R S Sharma, who had made his Aadhaar number public on Twitter, could be retrieved using his Aadhaar number. [...]
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Floods have claimed over 1 lakh lives in last 64 yrs
New Delhi, July 29: Nearly one lakh people died while property worth over eight crore was damaged in flood-related incidents in the last 64 years, according to government data. According to the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, [...]
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SCOOP! Hyundai considering micro SUV to rival Renault Kwid
Hyundai is evaluating a micro SUV for India, Y.K. Koo, managing director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India has disclosed to Autocar India. The model in question will be positioned under Hyundai’s upcoming Carlino concept-based sub-4m SUV (code: QXI).   "Maybe later, we can introduce a micro SUV that is smaller than the QXI. This would enable us to have a strong SUV line-up comprising of the micro SUV, the sub-4 metre QXI and the Creta and then maybe the Tucson," Koo told Autocar India in an interview. Hyundai is conducting surveys and studies to ascertain the possible market for the micro SUV, which is not part of its plan to launch eight new products in India by 2020. The new model is said to be a good three-four years away from production, subject to the project getting a green light. Also, a mass volume product like an affordable micro SUV will require additional production capacity as the current plant is running beyond its installed capacity of 700,000 units a year on a three-shift basis. Additional capacity is unlikely to be added before 2020.  Sources at Hyundai hint the carmaker's decision to go ahead with the micro SUV could be based on the response to Maruti Suzuki's own micro SUV - the production version of the Future-S Concept from Auto Expo 2018. Currently under development, this new body style from Maruti (codename: Y1K) will launch in 2020. Rivals for the potential micro SUV from Hyundai will also include the Renault Kwid that can be credited with pioneering the SUV-inspired look in the small car space. Hyundai has met with tremendous success in the mass market SUV space, with the Creta consistently being a top 10 seller in India right from launch in 2015. A well-received micro SUV could just enhance sales exponentially. For now, Hyundai has its hands full as it gears up to launch its new small car this festive season.  [...]
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Bulls take charge of markets, Sensex above 37,400
Bulls take charge of markets, Sensex above 37,400 [...]
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Tamil Nadu CM visits Karunanidhi in hospital, says he is recovering well
Tamil Nadu CM visits Karunanidhi in hospital, says he is recovering well [...]
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SC/ST Act row: Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha demands removal of Justice Goyal as NGT chief
New Delhi, July 29: The dissent over Justice (retd) AK Goyal's appointment as National Green Tribunal (NGT) chairman seems to be gaining momentum with Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha becoming the latest to voice his objection. Goyal was one judges [...]
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Maratha reservation stir: Uddhav to hold meeting of Shiv Sena MLAs tomorrow
Mumbai, July 29: Amid ongoing stir by Marathas demanding reservation in government jobs and education, Shiv Sena has called for a meeting of its ministers and MLAs on Monday (July 30). The meeting would be held at Shiv Sena chief Uddhav [...]
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