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MeToo: Alok Nath seeks written apology and Re 1 compensation from Vinta Nanda
Mumbai, Oct 15: In a civil defamation suit filed against writer producer Vinta Nanda, actor Alok Nath has sought a written apology and compensation of Rs 1. Vinta Nanda had earlier accused Alok Nath of rape. "We have filed a defamation [...]
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French Open champion Simona Halep earns second successive year-end top ranking
The 27-year-old Romanian beat Sloane Stephens at the Roland Garros to win her maiden Grand Slam title in June. [...]
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Rafael Nadal holds top spot in ATP rankings, Novak Djokovic in 2nd; Federer 3rd
Djokovic climbed up to the 2nd spot after claiming the Shanghai Masters title for the 4th time against Croatia's Borna Coric on Sunday.  [...]
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Legendary cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya charged under ICC's anti-corruption code
Jayasuriya has been allotted a period of 15 days, starting October 15 for providing a response.  [...]
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Terror groups funding Mosques: How Kashmir-Kerala paved the way towards radicalisation
New Delhi, Oct 15: The investigations being conducted by the National Investigating Agency has found that a Mosque in Palwal, Haryana was built with the funds of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. This came to light when the NIA was probing a [...]
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Minister MJ Akbar denies #MeToo allegations, warns of legal action
New Delhi, Oct 14: Union minister M J Akbar, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment by a number of women journalists denied all accusations against him as false and fabricated. "Accusation without evidence has become a viral fever [...]
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Review: 2017 Hyundai Tucson long term review, fifth report
Smart looks, spacious interiors, punchy engine and frugal nature – these have always been the Tucson’s strengths. They are also the reasons that have made me hold on to this particular long-termer for a while now. Since it joined our fleet in February last year, the Tucson has undertaken plenty of long-distance drives and has even been driven across the border to Nepal! It has definitely earned a reputation for being a great highway cruiser and tops my list in our long-term fleet for whenever I plan a drive out of town. It’s travelled frequently to Nashik, Mahabaleshwar and Goa, and apart from these long drives, I also clock about 60-odd kilometres on my daily commute. Our Tucson is a top-of-the-line GLS variant loaded with features that have really spoilt me. The keyless entry-and-go, for example, is very useful to get into the Tucson and drive off without having to pull out the key from the pocket. What I really find very convenient, though, is that the tailgate opens automatically when it senses the key in close proximity to the boot – quite useful for when my hands are full of bags. I also like the dual-zone climate control which lets me select different temperatures for the driver’s and the passenger’s side. Another feature I have really become used to is Apple CarPlay; it mirrors some of my phone’s applications onto the Tucson’s infotainment screen, from where I can use them without having to fiddle with the phone. The infotainment system has also been integrated with the Amazon Music app, allowing me to use it directly. The Tucson’s headlamps light up  automatically while I drive out of my building’s dark basement parking and the automatic wipers take care of the water leaking from the roof of the tunnel that I pass through on my way to office. A small, but very useful feature of the Tucson are its puddle lamps that light-up as I approach to unlock the Tucson. The door handles too have lights that highlight them, making it easy to place them in the dark. I like the large front seats – they are wide and well-shaped – but the cushioning is on the firm side. There is also a grouse that is common amongst the people riding shotgun – the seat height is positioned too low. Unlike the driver’s seat, it cannot be adjusted and almost feels a floor lower. But these are the faults I see only if I need to point at some. On the whole, the Tucson has always managed to keep long drives comfortable and hassle-free.  It did have its share of small niggles here and there; but to be fair, our Tucson has done some serious long-distance travelling, causing premature wear and tear. It is now nearing the 30,000km-mark and will soon need a routine service. The good thing is that the service will be covered under Hyundai’s 3-years/30,000km free maintenance program. Another long drive needs to be planned soon after it comes back from service. Any suggestions? Also see: 2017 Hyundai Tucson long term review, fourth report 2017 Hyundai Tucson long term review, third report 2017 Hyundai Tucson long term review, second report 2016 Hyundai Tucson long term review, first report [...]
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2018 Hyundai Santro CNG to be offered in two variants
Hyundai is set to launch the new Santro on October 23, 2018. It will be available with one engine and two gearbox options; however, the CNG-equipped variants of the car will only be available with a manual gearbox and in the mid-spec Magna and Sportz trims. The petrol-powered Santro houses a 69hp, 1.1-litre petrol engine with a claimed 20.3kpl fuel economy, irrespective of the transmission. However, the CNG-powered version of the Santro will put out a lower 58hp when mated solely to a 5-speed manual gearbox. To keep all the variants within the model's overall price bracket, the top-spec Asta trim will not be fitted with the CNG mill. Likewise, the two Santro CNG models are expected to miss out on features available on the Asta variant, such as the reverse camera, the rear air-con vents and the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. On the safety front, the Santro will come fitted with ABS, EBD, a driver's airbag and rear parking sensors as standard. Visually, the new Santro takes after its larger brethren and sports the cascading grille. Upon launch, the tall-boy hatchback will be available in seven exterior paint shades. Pricing for the new Santro CNG has yet to be announced but we estimate that it will be priced about Rs 50,000 more than the equivalent petrol variant. dealers are expected to begin deliveries of the car around October 25, 2018 Also see: More Hyundai models to get AMT gearbox options 2018 Hyundai Santro first look video Hyundai Santro AMT to be offered in two variants 2018 Hyundai Santro vs rivals: Specifications comparison 2018 Hyundai Santro review, track drive [...]
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4,000 kgs of turmeric went into making this Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata
4,000 kgs of turmeric went into making this Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata [...]
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What constitutes sexual harassment at workplace?
What constitutes sexual harassment at workplace? [...]
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Manohar Parrikar returns to Goa, to continue medical treatment at home
New Delhi, Oct 14:  Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar was shifted to his residence back in the state on Sunday afternoon from New Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after being treated at the hospital in the capital for [...]
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Nine climbers killed in Himalayan storm
Five South Koreans and four guides die at their base camp on Mount Gurja Five South Korean climbers and their four Nepali guides have been killed after a storm devastated their base camp in the Himalayas, local police and hiking officials have said.The record-breaking climber Kim Chang-ho was among those killed in Nepal’s worst climbing accident for two years. Continue reading... [...]
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As fuel prices rise, PM Modi to meet major oil company heads today
New Delhi, Oct 15: The petrol, diesel prices continued to rise across the four major metros today even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to meet oil company chief's today to take stock of the scenario. The fuel price hike continued [...]
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Rajnath Singh to celebrate Dussehra with BSF jawans in Rajasthan's Bikaner
New Delhi, Oct 14: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will celebrate the festival of Dussehra with BSF jawans in Rajasthan's Bikaner during two-day visit on 18 & 19 October. Perhaps this is for the first time that a senior [...]
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Thierry Henry good choice for Monaco coach: Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
Monaco are currently placed 18th on the Ligue 1 table with just 6 points following a poor start to the season.    [...]
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Pakistan vs Australia: Pak captain Sarfraz Ahmed faces questions over tactics, team composition
Left-arm quick Wahab Riaz also failed to effectively exploit any reverse swing, forcing Sarfraz to continuously change his tactics and fielding positions. [...]
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India vs West Indies, 2nd Test Day 3 live updates
India takes on the West Indies on Day 3 of the 2nd Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Sunday. [...]
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Delhi air quality deteriorates as stubble burning begins
New Delhi, Oct 14: The air quality in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) deteriorated to hazardous levels due to stubble burning in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana in the last few days. [Fuel prices continue to rise, petrol [...]
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Union Minister MJ Akbar sends his resignation through Email
New Delhi, Oct 14: Union Minister MJ Akbar tendered his resignation on Sunday. He had returned to India on Sunday morning amid the storm raised by sexual harassment allegations against him. According to sources, he sent his resignation through Email. {image-mjakbar-1539446728.jpg [...]
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Datsun Go, Go+ facelift: 5 things to know
The Datsun Go hatchback and Go+ mini-MPV have been on sale since 2014. While these models have got mild tweaks over time, they’ve just received their first full update. Here are five things you should know about the refreshed models. They’ve got a visual makeover The Datsun’s exteriors have received plenty of changes. Their revamped front-ends feature more shapely bumpers, the grilles get a new mesh and top-spec models also feature LED DRLs. Larger, 14-inch wheels (alloy wheels, on the top-spec trim) have also done much to help the stance of the cars. At the rear, both Datsuns get a new bumper and a newly added windscreen wiper. Additionally, they get new body colours – the hatchback gets a new orange scheme and the MPV gets a new brown colour. Heavily reworked interior Datsun has given the interiors a major refresh. The redesigned dashboard gets reprofiled central AC vents and the glove compartment sees a long overdue addition of a lid. An analogue tachometer has been added to the instrument cluster as well but it’s the new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system (featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity) which is the highlight on higher variants. Creature comforts like electrically adjustable exterior mirrors and power windows on all doors have also made their way inside the cabin. Of other notable changes, the ‘connected front seats’ have been replaced by individual seats for the driver and passenger, which allows for the handbrake to shift from the centre console to the now free space between the two front seats. Sadly, the adjustable headrests for the rear seat occupants are still missing.   More safety kit The Datsun Go was at the centre of a storm soon after launch, when Global NCAP rated the car with zero stars in its crash test. Datsun says the updated Go and Go+ meet India’s latest crash test norms, and has also given the cars a more loaded safety kit ahead of the features becoming mandatory on all cars next year. Dual front airbags, ABS, EBD and rear parking sensors are now standard across the whole variant line-up. This gives the Go a significant leg-up over its competitors like Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Tata Tiago, which do not offer these safety features as standard as yet. Engine-gearbox options remain unchanged Datsun's facelift is primarily a cosmetic one, with no changes seen under the hood. The hatchback and MPV both continue to be powered by a 1.2-litre three-pot petrol engine churning out 68hp and 104Nm of torque. Transmission duties are handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox. There is no official confirmation on an automatic gearbox option so far. They are more value-for-money now With the introduction of the updates, Datsun is trying to position the Go and Go+ as more premium offerings. However, prices for the base and mid-spec versions haven’t changed much. The new top-spec trim cars are more expensive; but given the equipment they come with, they come across as being well-priced. Updated Datsun Go prices range from Rs 3.29-4.89 lakh while the Go+ costs Rs 3.83-5.69 lakh. Also see: 2018 Datsun Go review, test drive 2018 Datsun Go, Go+ price, variants explained 2018 Datsun Go image gallery 2018 Datsun Go+ image gallery Updated Datsun Go and Go+ launched in India [...]
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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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Fuel price rise: Know how much petrol, diesel will cost you today
Fuel price rise: Know how much petrol, diesel will cost you today [...]
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Gurugram: Judge's gunman shoots at his wife, son
Gurugram, Oct 13: The wife and son of a Gurugram Judge were fired upon by the Judge's gunmen near Arcadia market in Sector-49, Gurugram, on Saturday. Both have sustained injuries and have been admitted to a hospital. As per latest reports, [...]
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MeToo: Tanushree Dutta demands Narco analysis of Nana Patekar and other accused
Mumbai, Oct 13: Tanushree Dutta has demanded Narco Analysis, Brain Mapping and Lie Detector Test of Nana Patekar and other accused in connection with the sexual harassment charges she has levelled against them. Tanushree Dutta's lawyer submitted an application [...]
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Yechury dubs Centre's policy on Kashmir as 'diabolical'
Kolkata, Oct 13: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday said the Centre's policy on Kashmir is "diabolical" and the "alienation of the people of the Valley is almost complete". The BJP-led government at the Centre is using the disturbances in [...]
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Nine climbers feared dead in Himalayas after storm at Mt Gurja
Officials say base camp of South Korean and Nepalese group was devastatedA group of five South Korean climbers and four Nepali climbers and porters are feared dead after a storm hit a camp on a Himalayan peak in west Nepal.Tourism ministry official Rameshwar Niraula said the storm struck the group at the base camp of Mount Gurja, a mountain of 7,913 metres. The official said the camp had been destroyed. Continue reading... [...]
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Sri Lanka, the land of the disappeared​ – a photo essay​
Moises Saman’s latest work captures the terrible aftermath of the country’s civil war among its Tamil minorityIt is nearly a decade since the civil war in Sri Lanka ended, but for many families the long struggle will never be over. During the conflict, many thousands of people from the minority Tamil community in the north of the country were “disappeared”. Amnesty International estimates that there are at least 60,000 of these “missing” people, perhaps as many as 100,000. Their families do not know if they were killed or imprisoned by the government forces. Many were teenagers or young adults when they were lost.The photographer Moises Saman travelled in the north of Sri Lanka earlier this year. His pictures are an attempt to photograph absence. They are haunted by the memory of the people who should be in them. You see those people, perhaps, in the empty rooms and the empty landscapes, in the ruined houses and the unslept-in beds.Yesudasan Francisca, 70, whose son disappeared in 1996 during an army raid on her village on the outskirts of JaffnaThe ruins of an outdoor theatre destroyed during the civil war in Point Pedro. The town came briefly under the control of the Tamil Tigers during the early 1990sA makeshift memorial commemorating the massacre of Tamil civilians at the hands of the Sri Lankan army near the end of the warAn empty room in the village of Keppapulavu, northern Sri Lanka, now abandoned by its former Tamil ownersA Tamil woman returns to her home years after the Sri Lankan army confiscated the property and land after the end of the war in 2009Vivekamanththan Yeyalinkeswary, 43, whose daughter, Tanoja, was 16 when she disappeared during an attack by the Sri Lankan army on the village of Mullivaikal. All images © Moises Saman/Magnum Photos with support from the Pulitzer Center Continue reading... [...]
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BJP to make electoral battle in Rajasthan Modi vs Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Oct 13: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is working on a strategy of making the electoral battle in Rajasthan as Prime Minister Narendra Modi versus Congress president Rahul Gandhi. This is part of the strategy of the BJP to [...]
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