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Prisma, Snapseed and VSCO: The top photo-editing apps compared
Prisma claims it turns your photos into works of arts using styles of Munk and Picasso. (Source: Nandagopal Rajan) (Image resized for web) Prisma app might be just a month old, but [...]
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Disaster risks make 2020 planning 'more complex': IOC's John Coates
Planning for the Tokyo 2020 Games has been made harder because of the high disaster risks in Japan, a reality hammered home by a deadly typhoon and earthquake just last week, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and top Tokyo planner John Coates said on Wednesday. [...]
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New Toyota Etios (facelift) spied ahead of launch this year
Changes could be similar to the Brazilian-spec 2016 Toyota Etios. Toyota is road-testing an updated version of the Toyota Etios sedan in Bangalore, featuring strategically-placed wraps that hide the cosmetic changes. It’s expected to launch in the country during the festive season this year. The facelifted Etios is expected to launch in the country during the festive season. To look contemporary in today’s market, it features a redesigned grille, where the sleek lines flow to form a V-shaped grille in the center with 4 slats, as well as new intakes and foglamp enclosures that look similar to the Toyota Vios. The rear-end has a new chrome bar running between the taillamps and a slightly redesigned lower bumper. An older spyshot has revealed the interior of the new Etios, which seems to feature a new fabric material for the seat upholstery and an updated steering pad with a digital instrument cluster similar to the unit fitted in the Brazilian-spec Etios and the Toyota Prius. The rear-end has a new chrome bar running between the taillamps and a slightly redesigned lower bumper. Also Read: Toyota Etios-based sedan (Honda City rival) to launch in Brazil first – Report Expect the engine lineup to remain unchanged. The current Etios is available with a 1.5L petrol engine and 1.4L diesel engine, which produces 90 PS/132 Nm of torque and 68 PS/170 Nm respectively. The only transmission option is a 5-speed manual gearbox in both variants. Brazilian-spec 2016 Toyota Etios – Image Gallery [Source: Motorbeam] [...]
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Cycling: Geraint Thomas’ Tour de France trophy stolen at cycle show
The Tour de France trophy won by Team Sky`s Geraint Thomas earlier this year has been stolen during a cycle show in Birmingham, the British team said on Wednesday. [...]
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New York City gets its first India-born woman judge
Raja Rajeswari from Chennai in India (2nd R) raises her right hand during a Judicial Swearing-In Ceremony at New York City Hall in New York April 27, 2015. (Source: Reuters) Raja Ra [...]
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Gau Raksha: Narendra Modi has found a voice, and not without reason
Modi said, “I would like to tell these people that if you have any problem, if you have to attack, attack me. Stop attacking my Dalit brethren.” Prime Minister Narendra [...]
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Who will form Karnataka government: Check behind the scene activities here
In cricket it is said never predict the result until the last ball is over. Both the Congress and the BJP are using every trick to ensure that the are able to form the government. The Congress has already declared support [...]
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UP: CCTV in boys' toilet to prevent cheating draws criticism
Aligarh (UP), May 21: Installation of CCTV cameras in the boys' toilet of a college here in a bid to prevent students from cheating in examinations has drawn widespread criticism by various youth organisations. Students of the Dharam Samaj [...]
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Altibox Norway chess Tournament: Viswanathan Anand beats Sergey Karjakin to finish joint second
Playing out his his third successive decisive game, Viswanathan Anand got the better of Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the final round to end joint second in the Altibox Norway chess tournament, here today. [...]
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Gorkhaland crisis: Tamang accuses Gurung of misleading people
Siliguri/Darjeeling(WB), Jan 21: The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) president Binay Tamang on Sunday leveled serious allegations on Bimal Gurung and said that the latter had misled common people in the name of Gorkhaland movement. Tamag made the allegation while [...]
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UK record just as poor as that of US on Afghan interpreters | Letters
Despite public and parliamentary denunciation of the present approach, the government’s shameful attitude persists, writes retired colonel Simon DigginsYour video about former Afghan interpreters for US troops (12 February, theguardian.com) is deeply poignant and highlights a shameful abandonment of those who served in their fight against the Taliban. Sadly, the UK’s attitude has, if anything, been worse.The UK has chosen to make an almost entirely arbitrary distinction between the minority of interpreters who had served for 12 months, in Helmand, between 19 December 2011 and 19 December 2012, and the overwhelming majority, some 2,000, who hadn’t. For the former, there is the possibility of a visa for themselves and their families and some 390 former interpreters have been granted visas; for the rest, the majority, there has been only one successful application and he was a triple amputee. Continue reading... [...]
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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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‘Temple will be built where Ram Lala is resting in Ayodhya’, says Vinay Katiyar
Lucknow, Feb 26: The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) tryst with the Ram temple continues. The Supreme Court is yet to give a final verdict on the matter, but that has not stopped BJP leaders from frequently issuing statements regarding the building [...]
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Madhya Pradesh by-election 2018 results: Congress takes early lead in Mungaoli, Kolaras
Madhya Pradesh by-election 2018 results: Congress takes early lead in Mungaoli, Kolaras [...]
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AP announces Rs 10 crore aid to rain affected Kerala
Amaravati, Aug 18: Andhra Pradesh government has announced a financial assistance of Rs 10 crore to rain-ravaged Kerala. Expressing grief over the devastation, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said his government would extend all possible help to Kerala. Also [...]
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Watch: Suresh Raina crooning 'ye shaam mastani' to great delight of fans
Suresh Raina may have been a little inconsistent with the bat of late but his singing appears to be spot on.  [...]
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Schools reopen in Karnataka’s rain-battered Kodagu district
Schools reopen in Karnataka’s rain-battered Kodagu district [...]
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Dyson trademarks Digital Motor for automotive use
Dyson’s road car project has taken a step closer to production following the appliance company's trademarking of the ‘Digital Motor’ terminology for automotive use. The trademark, filed recently and for the European market, applies to both cars and non-road-going machines, although the use of the trademark in an automotive context is a first for the company. It's first car is due next year, and the brand also wants to grow its EV programme workforce by 300 people in a bid to ramp up the pace of development before the vehicle reaches the market. The British brand, a leader in vacuum cleaners and hand dryers, already has 400 employees focused on the project, but is now "looking to fill an additional 300 automotive vacancies" as it moves into a new location at Hullavington Airfield, a 750-acre campus that will be Dyson’s second research and development site in Britain. The EV project has been working to produce three EV models for more than three years now. Its first car will be a low-volume model produced in fewer than 10,000 units. Company founder, Sir James Dyson, said this model will carry a premium price tag but will not be a sports car. Dyson will use its low volume first model development and production period to establish relationships with suppliers, so that when it focuses on future models, which will include mass produced cars, it will already be an established manufacturer. It plans to produce two mass produced EV models after its low-volume debutant. If all goes well, the brand then intends to continue developing electric cars into the future. Dyson is working to produce its cars with solid-state battery technology. This advanced battery chemistry, which uses higher energy density cells that are quicker to charge and store more energy than current liquid cells, is predicted to make it to market in time for the brand's second car, possibly at the start of the next decade. This would place Dyson at the front of the race to bring solid-state batteries to market. Of the existing car makers, Toyota has been most vocal about its plans to introduce the technology within the coming decade. A BMW spokesman recently claimed that the company is also making fast progress, while Porsche has hinted that solid-state EVs are in its product plans. Dyson's solid-state development appeared to take a hit when its battery expert, Ann Marie Sastry, left the company in late 2017. Dyson told Autocar that it doesn't "get into specifics on personnel matters" when questioned on the matter. The brand is also invested in artificial intelligence technology along with a long list of other cutting-edge digital technologies, including robotics and machine learning. Although not officially linked to its car programme, it suggests the brand will be well placed to integrate autonomous technology that can 'learn' as it goes into its earliest vehicles. Dyson's first EV The first car's development is being funded by a GBP 2 billion (about Rs 18,000 crore) investment from Dyson and the project has received support from the British Government. Dyson is keeping specific details, such as performance and range, a secret, but the first model won't be a mass-market car such as the Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf; instead, it will be aimed at a more tech-oriented market. Dyson's existing household goods tend to be more expensive than the competition, suggesting that the car's market position will be firmly in the premium segment, like that of Tesla. There's no definitive word yet on where the car will be built, but Sir James revealed to Reuters last year: "Wherever we make the battery, we’ll make the car; that’s logical. So, we want to be near our suppliers; we want to be in a place that welcomes us and is friendly to us, and where it is logistically most sensible. And we see a very large market for this car in the Far East.” Dyson has a large market presence in the Far East, so Chinese production isn't an unrealistic prediction, although the car is being developed in the UK. In the announcement of Dyson's electric car plan, Sir James took swipes at the governments' push for diesels and the Dieselgate emissions scandal. "Governments around the world have encouraged the adoption of oxymoronically designated ‘clean diesel’ engines through subsidies and grants," he said. "Major auto manufacturers have circumvented and duped clean air regulations. As a result, developed and developing cities are full of smog-belching cars, lorries and buses. It is a problem that others are ignoring." He revealed that a major aim is to reduce air pollution from cars "at the source", saying, "I committed the company to develop new battery technologies. I believed that electrically powered vehicles would solve the vehicle pollution problem. Dyson carr [...]
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10.or D2
  If you are looking for a smartphone in the sub 10k price bracket, then you have a few options to choose from. The most popular device under the sub 10k segment has to be the Redmi 5. The Redmi 5 price... [...]
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Afghan clerics in talks with Isis to break polio vaccine myths
Islamic clerics consult with Taliban and Islamic State to ensure immunisation campaign goes ahead despite scepticism and distrustIslamic clerics have agreed to work with the Afghan government to persuade militant groups in the country that vaccination programmes should be allowed in remote areas.Imans are to consult with the Taliban, Islamic State and other factions in the mountainous Kunar province in a bid to get efforts to eradicate polio back on track, after six new cases were reported in Afghanistan this year. Continue reading... [...]
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WATCH: Neeraj Chopra’s world record breaking throw at IAAF World U-20 meet
Neeraj Chopra is the first Indian athlete to become a world champion at any level. (Source: Express File) A day after becoming the first Indian athlete to became a world champio [...]
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Now,’shrimp cocktail’ to power cars and trucks
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Karnataka election: BJP ready with first list of candidates
The BJP's first list of candidates for the Karnataka assembly election 2018 is ready. The party has finalised the names of 130 candidates and would release it soon. The BJP's general secretary and in charge of party affairs in [...]
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Pakistan embrasses Navjot Singh Sidhu over Kartarpur corridor, says 'No official talks with India'
New Delhi, Sep 19: In what could be a big embarrassment for Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Imran Khan government on Wednesday said that there was no official word on behalf of Pakistan on Sikh pilgrims' direct access to the [...]
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How to download TSPSC VRO exam 2018 answer keys
New Delhi, Sep 25: The TSPSC VRO exam 2018 answer keys have been released. You can download the same on the official website. The TSPSC had conducted the Village Revenue Officer exam on September 16 and the OMR sheet [...]
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Havildar injured in April 17 ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir martyred
An Army jawan, who was injured in Pakistani firing along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on 17 April, succumbed to injuries at a military hospital in Jammu on Saturday. Havildar Charanjeet Singh had suffered bullet injuries [...]
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Yeddyurappa rules out battle between his, CM's sons in Karnataka's Varuna, BJP workers furious
Yeddyurappa rules out battle between his, CM's sons in Karnataka's Varuna, BJP workers furious [...]
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After NADA clean chit, Rio-bound Narsingh Yadav meets PM Modi
A relieved Narsingh said he is eager to go to the Olympics now and win a medal for the country. [...]
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