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China, India can't destroy each other, says Dalai Lama on Modi-Xi meet
China, India can't destroy each other, says Dalai Lama on Modi-Xi meet [...]
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Engine of Chennai-bound train derails in Tiruchirappalli, no casualties
Tiruchirappalli (TN), April 25: The engine of the Karaikudi-Chennai Egmore Pallavan Express derailed in Tiruchirappalli on Wednesday, Southern Railway officials said. No injury was reported. The front wheel of the locomotive of the Karaikudi-Chennai Egmore Pallavan Express derailed while entering [...]
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MBA Entrance Exam 2018: Full schedule for VAT, MAT, XAT, SNAP and all others
New Delhi, Oct 5: Here is the MBA Entrance Exam 2018/19 schedule. More details are available on the official website. Most B-schools in India accept CAT scores for admission. However, some of the colleges have their own entrance examinations [...]
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Has Saudi Arabia provided $6 billion assistance to Pakistan to avoid isolation?
New Delhi, Oct 24: Pakistan has been able to receive $6 billion financial assistance from Saudi Arabia during the investor's summit in Riyad. Pakistan is in a complete financial mess needs $12 billion to bail out its economy. With this much [...]
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TVS Apache RR 310: Tech secrets
Like the TVS Apache RR 310? Why wouldn’t you? It’s a gorgeous, fast motorcycle with an impressive equipment list, fantastic handling and a tempting price tag as well. Yes, you also know by now that there is a fair bit of BMW (G 310 R) under its skin but is that all there is to it? Certainly not. Read on to find out what makes the Apache RR 310 the commendable motorcycle it is. ENGINE TECHNOLOGY The 312.2cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine has been jointly developed by BMW Motorrad and TVS and is common to, both, the BMW G 310 R and the Apache RR 310. The DOHC motor produces 34hp at 9,700 rpm and 27.3Nm of torque at 7,700 rpm, and is reverse inclined (tilts backwards), with the exhaust port emerging from the rear as well. This helps position the engine further ahead allowing for a longer swingarm, while keeping the wheelbase short, which aids stability and handling progression. The position of the engine helps it comply with emission norms since it makes the required exhaust length shorter, helping the catalytic converter heat up faster. Thanks to the cylinder head featuring a down draft port with a button tappet arrangement, this engine benefits from an 8 per cent increase in volumetric efficiency. This essentially translates to better intake characteristics and optimum use of the air-fuel mixture available within the cylinder. Additionally, the crankcase is a horizontally split unit and the engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox, which is slick and encouraging of quick gearshifts. AERODYNAMICS The Apache RR 310 has been designed extensively to provide top-notch aerodynamic performance. It has been wind-tunnel tested in India for over 300 hours, resulting in slippery bodywork with a best-in-class coefficient of drag as per TVS’ claims. The gill vents on the fairing channel hot air away from the engine and TVS has also designed a deflector cowl (patent pending) that diverts engine heat downwards and away from the rider. While the windscreen isn’t adjustable, it is, by default, accommodating enough to allow even tall riders a full racing crouch. Another notable touch is the panel gap consistency, which is a quality-control measure but also aids the RR’s aerodynamic performance. ABS Standard on the RR 310 is a dual-channel ABS unit that is programmed to be least intrusive. In a real-world scenario, this means the ABS only kicks in when you absolutely need it – either at crawling speeds or under absolute panic braking. This is great for those who don’t like the ABS intruding (who does, right?) into aggressive braking styles. Unfortunately, for those with an agenda against physics, the ABS cannot be disengaged, which means stoppies will be harder to perform. SUSPENSION The RR 310 shares its suspension components with the BMW G 310 R, albeit tuned to suit its purpose as an everyday road motorcycle that will also be ridden on a racetrack. The front-end gets a 41mm upside-down cartridge fork and the rear gets a preload-adjustable gas-assisted monoshock, both courtesy KYB. TYRES Michelin Pilot Street tyres, 110/70 R17 at the front and 150/60 R17 at the rear, are standard on the RR 310. These tyres have been co-developed with TVS, specifically for the RR 310. While these tyres offer impressive levels of grip – our racetrack stint was entirely devoid of drama no matter how hard we tried – they aren’t as communicative those on some of the RR’s peers (the KTM 390’s Metzelers that is).   Also see: In conversation with Arun Siddharth of TVS Motor TVS Apache RR 310: Where can you buy one? 2018 TVS Apache RR 310 review, test ride TVS Apache RR 310 vs rivals: Specifications comparison [...]
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Mirzapur, Sacred Games and India's new wave of mafia TV
The Indian screen gangster – long a staple in Bollywood – has evolved in recent years, with Netflix and now Amazon Prime tapping in to the country’s interest in crime storiesThe launch of Amazon Prime’s gangster saga Mirzapur marks another milestone in the evolution of the Indian screen gangster. The TV series will go head-to-head with season four of Netflix’s Narcos, providing rich pickings for those wanting to see the grittier side of life outside the western world.Telling the story of a crime dynasty ruling the town of Mirzapur in the dusty outlaw hinterland of Uttar Pradesh – a vast Indian state with more than 200 million people, which has long been synonymous with violence and corruption – the show is the latest to feed India’s perennial appetite for seeing the raw underbelly of its society on the big screen and on TV. Related: Sacred Games: can Netflix's Mumbai mob drama turn India on to TV? Continue reading... [...]
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The man who paves India's roads with old plastic
Indian chemistry professor shows that repurposed plastic can be good for the environmentAt 73, Dr Rajagopalan Vasudevan is roughly as old as the mass production of plastic. But that is not the reason why the chemistry professor has a soft spot for the much-maligned material.“Plastic isn’t the problem,” the venerable scientist says in his office in the southern Indian city of Madurai. “We are. Plastic wouldn’t clog our oceans or our landfills if we didn’t throw it there in the first place. And there is so much we can do with it instead.” Related: 'We no longer die in childbirth': how Indian villages saved their mothers Continue reading... [...]
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Kudremukh set to become largest iron ore producing mine in the world
Indo-Iran trade: The hill of riches [...]
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Too little, too late
Too little, too late [...]
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Is it a bird…is it a plane?
Is it a bird, is it a plane? Gyrocopters to debut in Indian skies soon [...]
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India end 25-year wait to win first bilateral ODI series in South Africa
When Hardik Pandya ran Hashim Amla out in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, the writing was almost on the wall. India were on the brink of a historic first ever bilateral ODI series win on South African soil. And it happened. [...]
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Social media gangsters unmasked: Vested interests can trigger false propaganda online
An India Today reporter has exposed rings of young IT professionals who can orchestrate malice and religious polarisation in the virtual world no matter if it tears apart lives, careers and reputations in the real. [...]
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Body of Unnao rape case witness exhumed, kin attempt immolation in protest
Unnao (UP), Aug 25: The district administration on Saturday exhumed the body of Yunus, the key CBI witness in the Unnao rape and murder case. Yunus was a witness in the case registered after the death of the father of [...]
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Cape Town Test: Cameron Bancroft faces ball tampering claims as South Africa stretch lead against Australia
Australian opening batsman Cameron Bancroft could face tampering claims after being spoken to by umpires about an object in his pocket during Saturday' s play in the third Test against South Africa. [...]
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PM Modi assassination plot: Urban naxal-NE terror groups under radar
New Delhi, Sep 1: With the Pune police furthering its probe following the arrest of five persons allegedly sympathetic towards naxalites, the focus is now on insurgent groups from the north east. Sources tell Oneindia that a huge procurement [...]
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CM asks ministers to fan out in flood-hit areas in Assam
Guwahati, Jul 28: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed his cabinet colleagues to visit flood- hit districts to review the prevailing situation and supervise relief and rescue operations, an official release said here. The ongoing session of the Assam Legislative [...]
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ATM cash crunch: Delhi slightly better off than neighbours
ATM cash crunch: Delhi slightly better off than neighbours [...]
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RSS news feed: How Modi government helped Sangh revive Hindusthan Samachar
The Sangh Parivar finds a really simple way to revive its languishing news agency - a government policy pushing newspapers to subscribe. [...]
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Stone rage pushing Kashmir back to stone age
Srinagar, Aug 6: It's been almost a month and Kashmir is still in disarray. The region has been locked down -- the separatists have been raging over the July 8 killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani, and the security forces are [...]
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Review: Arai Chaser-X Shaped Red helmet review
When the time came to replace my race-spec Arai RX-7 after a crash at the track, I wanted to try something a little more street-oriented. Most of my riding is on the street on a variety of motorcycles, but I do make the occasional visit to the racetrack as well. The goal was to find something up to it all, and the Chaser-X has proved remarkably good at this. There are many things the Chaser-X shares with the range-topping RX-7V, including a similar anti-microbial inner lining material and Arai’s new variable axis visor system. Pull it over your head and it feels just as premium, with a remarkably balanced feel that effectively hides its 1,548gm weight. The Chaser-X also offers Arai’s trademark facial contour cheek pads that fit comfortably against your face, and the fit can be fine-tuned by thin layers of foam that peel away from the headliner. I find that most Arai models fit me differently (which is why you absolutely must try them on before purchase) and in the case of the Chaser-X, the head area was a bit too tight at first. The peel-away pads helped, but if you’re looking for more, Arai also sells a number of different sized headliners to make sure you get the fit you’re looking for. On the outside, the Chaser-X immediately comes across as more compact than the RX-7 and I like this. I also absolutely love the Shaped Red graphic design, despite initial apprehension that the helmet looked a bit boring in images. But Arai has a way of working with colours and textures in its graphics and the orange in this scheme absolutely pops in person. It helps make this an attractive design, but without being as loud as a typical race replica graphic. Overall quality is fantastic, right from the paint finish to the feel of the materials, and you are left with no doubt that this is a top-shelf helmet. Ventilation is impressive, especially from the two-stage jaw vent, and Arai’s trademark brow vents, built into the visor, channel the air through ducts above the head. The single vent on the top does a decent job, but there is a noticeable reduction compared to the almost breezy feel that comes with the RX-7V, which has three intake vents on top. On the plus side, the Chaser is much quieter, especially at urban speeds, but earplugs become necessary when riding on the highway. The Chaser-X is a sport-biased helmet and I’ve found that it works well enough on the track too. Unless you’re a professional racer or a track-day refugee, I think this helmet makes for a more rounded performer than the RX-7V. Of course, the Chaser does lack some of the RX-7s features – namely Arai’s latest, peripherally belted, outer shell technology, as well as the emergency-release cheek pads. But like all Arais, the Chaser-X conforms to the company’s stringent in-house testing that far surpasses the mandatory European ECE 22-05 standard, which this helmet is also certified to. Rs 51,000 might seem like a lot for a helmet, but it’s up to Rs 34,000 less than the top-spec RX-7V. Crucially, it is the full Arai experience and makes no significant compromises. An absolute recommend. Where: www.performanceracing.in Price: Rs 51,000 [...]
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Thunderstorm throws normal life out of gear in several northern states; 9 dead, 34 injured in UP
Dust storm, high-velocity winds and rains accompanied by lightning wreaked havoc in several north Indian states on Sunday evening. In Uttar Pradesh, nine people were killed and 34 injured due to the storm. One woman was killed and a [...]
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Vijay Diwas: Heroes of Indo-Pakistan war of 1971
Today India is celebrating Vijay Diwas to commemorate armed forces victory over Pakistan in 1971 Bangladesh liberation war. The Indian armed forces fought the war in alliance with Bangladesh Mukti Bahini. The I971 Indo-Pak War for Liberation of Bangladesh is a [...]
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Sri Lankan political crisis could lead to bloodbath, says speaker
Calls for parliament to reconvene to pick prime minister as two stake claim on the rolePressure is mounting on Sri Lanka’s president to allow parliament to decide between two men claiming to be the country’s lawful prime minister, amid warnings that the constitutional dispute could lead to a “bloodbath”.President Maithripala Sirisena announced on live TV on Friday that Ranil Wickremesinghe, with whom he had governed in a fragile coalition since 2015, had been dismissed. In his place he has appointed the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. Related: Sri Lanka's political crisis: everything you need to know Continue reading... [...]
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RSS affiliate takes out morcha of tribals against BJP government in Maharashtra
RSS affiliate takes out morcha of tribals against BJP government in Maharashtra [...]
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'Pranab Mukherjee has shown mirror of truth to RSS', says Congress
The Congress on Thursday said that the former president Pranab Mukherjee had shown the ‘mirror of truth' to the RSS by reminding them of India's 'pluralism, tolerance, secularism and inclusiveness' as an article of faith and soul of the country. {image-randeepsurjewala-1528387570.jpg [...]
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Will soon find out if real deal can happen, Trump tweets before summit with Kim Jong-un
Will soon find out if real deal can happen, Trump tweets before summit with Kim Jong-un [...]
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J&K Governor wasn't under pressure from Centre to dissolve assembly: Raj Bhawan
Srinagar, Nov 27: Jammu and Kashmir Raj Bhawan PRO on Tuesday stated that the Governor was not under pressure to dissolve the state assembly. J&K Raj Bhawan PRO said some news channels are misinterpreting Governor's statement and putting [...]
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Karnataka polls: Don’t fall into BJP’s trap says Madhu Yakshi Goud of Congress
Do not fall into the BJP's trap, Congress leader Madhu Yaskhi Goud has warned party workers ahead of the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018. The BJP will try to "provoke" Congress workers on communal lines, but they should not fall [...]
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