Women held at compound run by guru appear drugged, with city’s commissioner for women fearful it is a site for sexual exploitationPolice in Delhi have discovered a “spiritual university” in the north-west of the city where inspectors say up to 200 women and girls are being held behind a series of locked doors.Conditions inside the building were “shocking”, said Swati Maliwal, the Delhi commissioner for women, who took part in a raid on the four-storey facility this week. Related: Ram Rahim Singh: fatal clashes follow Indian guru's rape conviction Continue reading... [...]
Acquitted in the 2G spectrum scam cases, DMK leader Kanimozhi thanked people for standing by her. Kanimozhi had a big smile on her face after the Patialia House Court acquitted her and all other accused in the 2G scam [...]
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 [...]
Every year, farmers have to dispose tonnes of potatoes. One farmer was forced to commit suicide after he was unable to pay back the loan that he had taken. With all this prevalent, governments are still up to no good to solve these issue. [...]
The one that sparked it all off was the Punjabi song "Main Tenu Samjhawan", when she was only 15. [...]
Amre who has been Rahane's childhood coach, says it is also his to figure out which are the areas in his batting that needs improvement. [...]
The Portugal star received rough treatment as he scored the winner in last Saturday's 1-0 victory over Brazilians Gremio in the final, but Ronaldo had insisted he would be fit for the visit of Barcelona. [...]
La Liga`s drive to build its audience in Asia and establish itself as the most popular league in the world prompted Saturday’s `Clasico` between Real Madrid and Barcelona to be scheduled at 1 pm local time, officials said on Thursday. [...]
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has banned folks from clicking selfies on the road leading up to his official residence in Lucknow. A sign put up by the state's police at the beginning of the road warning against [...]
After a special court acquitted all accused in the spectrum scam case, Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that the court has put the propaganda to rest. The judgement speaks for itself, Manmohan Singh said. "I do [...]
Reacting to 2G verdict, Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Thursday said that their stand has been vindicated. He also said that Vinod Rai's presumptive loss theory has been proven wrong. Speaking to media, Sibal said,'' I had always [...]
The cannon blasts water droplets at high speed to flush out air pollutants, but environmentalists say it doesn’t tackle the root cause of the problemIndia has unveiled a new weapon against air pollution – an “anti-smog gun” which authorities hope will clear the skies above New Delhi but which environmentalists say amounts to a band-aid solution.The cannon’s Indian manufacturers say the fine droplets of water it ejects at high speed can flush out deadly airborne pollutants in one of the world’s smoggiest capitals. Related: 'Half my lung cancer patients are non-smokers': toxic air crisis chokes Delhi Related: Pollution stops play at Delhi Test match as bowlers struggle to breathe Continue reading... [...]
Ace cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, who recently got married in Italy, on Wednesday, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and invited him to their wedding reception to be held in Delhi tomorrow. The Prime Minister also spoke [...]
A row has erupted over the recruitment of forest rangers in Madhya Pradesh which asks for the chest size of the candidates, including women applicants. In the criterion mentioned in the application form, men should have a minimum chest size of [...]
The BMW X7 SUV will be shown in production form towards the end of 2018, following the presentation of the X7 iPerformance concept at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2017.
BMW's seven-seat Mercedes-Benz GLS and Range Rover rival will sit at the top of its model range alongside the 7 Series. The first pre-production models have rolled off the production line in Spartanburg, South Carolina, US.
The X7 has been spotted testing several times in the past few months, offering glimpses of the future SUV's design and scale. It will be the largest SUV yet produced by BMW and adopts a typical SUV body shape with a boxy passenger area and, as the new BMW shots confirm, a flat-faced front end, toned down from the controversial styling of the X7 iPerformance concept. The extra large kidney grilles and slim headlight clusters remain, however.
The X7 iPerformance concept which precedes the production version will be toned down in styling ahead of the car's sales debut, but its dimensions will remain largely the same. This means that a length of 5020mm, 2020mm width and 1800mm in height, as well as a 3010mm wheelbase, will all remain largely the same, and the car will be roughly 113mm longer, 82mm wider and 37mm higher than the existing third-generation X5, with a 76mm longer wheelbase.
Beneath the camouflage will be familiar BMW design features, such as halo daytime running lights and kidney grilles. The light bar seen on the X7 iPerformance concept is not carried over to the production model.
The seven-seat BMW X7 is being developed with the US and Chinese markets in mind but was confirmed for the UK market by BMW's head of sales and marketing, Ian Robertson, in 2016.
Speaking to our sister-magazine, Autocar UK at the New York motor show, Robertson said: “We will have some versions that are top-end luxury, as well as more mainstream versions. I can’t talk about pricing now, but given that this car will have all the technology and luxury of the 7 Series, it gives you a pretty good idea of the price point we’re talking about.”
Previously, it was thought the X7 would be built on an extended version of the X5’s underpinnings, but Robertson said many parts are actually bespoke. “If you put both cars next to each other, the resemblance is small in terms of wheelbase etc. We’re not going to just extend the wheelbase, it’s a complete new panel cell.”
It is too soon for BMW to confirm which engines will go into the X7, but sources have previously speculated that it will feature a selection of six and eight-cylinder engines, such as the 3.0-litre diesel in 30d, 40d and 50d guises and the twin-turbo 4.4-litre petrol V8 from the X6 xDrive50i.
Robertson also hinted that the X7 would use engines from a wide range of BMW models, rather than just the X5 and X6. It will offer the choice of traditional petrol and diesel and, as showcased by the new BMW concept, a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid driveline with a zero-emission range of up to 100km
The BMW X7 will be built at the company's plant at Spartanburg in the US. It will have three rows of seats, making it a rival for the Cadillac Escalade and the Lincoln Navigator in that country and China. It's around 110mm shorter and a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLS, and around 30mm longer than the Range Rover. [...]
New Delhi, Dec 20: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new Consumer Protection Bill that seeks to establish an authority to safeguard consumers' rights and has provisions for penalty and jail terms in case of adulteration and misleading ads by [...]
Delhi's Patiala House Court will pronounce verdict in 2G spectrum scam case on Thursday. Hearing in the five-year-old trial had concluded in April. The verdict was reserved for orders on April 16, 2017. In the last hearing the judge had said [...]
Detainee struggled to fill out 41-page application form in English – and was not able to access legal assistance in timeA Tamil asylum seeker has become the first person slated for deportation – without having his claim for protection even assessed – after falling foul of the ministerial deadline of 1 October to apply.The man, who has been given the pseudonym Rajah because he remains at risk of being deported, was placed in handcuffs at Villawood detention centre on Wednesday morning and slated for removal in the evening. Related: Sri Lankan man 'risks torture and rape' if deported from Australia Related: The blanket deadline for a group of asylum seekers is unfair and dangerous | Anthea Vogl and Sara Dehm Continue reading... [...]
New Delhi, Dec 20: Anju Singh's mother on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over the life term awarded to Suhaib Ilyasi for killing her daughter after a 17-year-long battle. The former TV anchor and producer was awarded the sentence by a Delhi court [...]
Paul Day says ‘I go with the flow’ as critics ask if artist’s monument in Moscow square will reflect reality of Karimov’s bloody ruleThe late president of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, was widely regarded as one of the most ruthless dictators in recent history. His regime jailed and tortured critics, and massacred hundreds of unarmed protesters in the town of Andijan in 2005.Despite his reputation, a leading British sculptor is working on a memorial in Moscow to Karimov, who died last year after a 27-year rule over Uzbekistan. Related: Islam Karimov obituary Continue reading... [...]
A day before the R K Nagar bypoll, TTV Dinakaran has released a video showing Jayalalithaa in the hospital. In a strategically timed move, Dinakaran's team has released the footage to counter suspicion of Jayalalithaa being unconscious throughout her treatment at [...]
Disqualified MLA P.Vetrivel, a TTV Dhinakaran loyalist, on Wednesday released a brief video just a day before before the R K Nagar bypoll, of former chief minister Jayalalithaa in a hospital bed Vetrivel claimed the video was taken when she was [...]
Trump's policy shift on Jerusalem two weeks ago triggered Palestinian protests which are hurting the Christmas festivities in Bethlehem. [...]
The accused attacked the minor girl as she drew water near her house at dawn. [...]
The couple is believed to have extended an invitation for their
wedding reception to the PM, that is scheduled for December 21
(Thursday) in the national capital. [...]
Kashish had come to SBT as a 'vulnerable child' at the tender age of six, referred by a grassroots organisation. [...]
At 11, he did a project on tiled processors for the Intel IRIS National
Science Fair 2013, winning the Sam Pitroda Award for Research and
HospiLane enables one to specify their requirements, to which suppliers listed with the portal respond. [...]