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The Fight For Rights, Dignity | Uttar Pradesh
The Fight For Rights, Dignity | Uttar Pradesh [...]
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Hours after EC ban ends, Adityanath's 'Babur Ki Aulad' jibe at SP leader
Lucknow, Apr 19: Back after a 72-hour Election Commission ban, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday called a Samajwadi party candidate "Babur ki Aulad" or "Babur's child". Taking on the SP candidate from Sambhal, Shafiq-ur-Rehman Burq, the [...]
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IPL 2019, Day 28 points table, orange cap and purple cap leaderboard
Bangalore registered their second win in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, following victory by a margin of 10 runs against Kolkata on Friday.  [...]
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IPL 2019, Kolkata vs Bangalore Highlights: As it happened
Team Bangalore defeated Kolkata by 10 runs in the 35th match of the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Friday.  [...]
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IPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore pull off 10-run win after another Andre Russell carnage
Needing 113 runs off the last six overs, Russell (65 off 25) and Rana (85 not out off 46) almost got their team over the line but Moeen Ali managed to defend 24 in the final over.  [...]
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SpiceJet hires 500 Jet Airways employees, including 100 pilots
New Delhi, Apr 19: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Friday said it has already absorbed over 500 employees, including 100 pilots, of the grounded carrier Jet Airways and it is open to induct more as it adds more aircraft and routes in [...]
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Analysis: Hyundai Venue – Still want that Creta?
At the end of a series of teaser videos and a fairly long wait, the Hyundai Venue compact SUV finally made its global debut yesterday. While potential buyers know exactly where the Venue fits into Hyundai’s scheme of things, a lot of people were left wondering – does the Creta still have something unique to offer? And if the Venue can do it all, does one really need to stretch their budget for a Creta? This is a question that’ll be on the mind of every individual who has either of the two SUVs on their shopping list, so we’ve tried to answer all your questions and tell you what both SUVs have to offer. Is the Hyundai Venue an alternative to the Creta? In case you’re wondering, the Venue is not intended to be an alternative to the hot-selling Creta. What it is, is Hyundai’s first-ever compact SUV, one that will enter what is possibly the hottest segment in the Indian passenger vehicle market today, and will go up against established rivals such as the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and the Mahindra XUV300. It is now the smallest SUV in Hyundai’s global line-up. How much of a size difference is there in between the Venue and the Creta? Being a sub-four-metre SUV, the Venue is decidedly more compact than the Creta, which is a proper midsize SUV and sits a segment above. Overall length is where the biggest difference lies between the two Hyundai SUVs. The Creta is a full 275mm longer than the Venue that has been tailored to fit into the sub-four-metre bracket (and consequently enjoy tax sops extended to ‘small cars’). The Creta is also a good 75mm taller, overall, than the Venue, and while the Venue is nearly as wide (1,770mm) as the Creta (1,780mm), the Creta has a 90mm longer wheelbase, which makes a clear difference in terms of interior space. The Venue’s rear seat is significantly down on space to the Creta’s, which has a good amount of room. Hyundai hasn’t yet revealed the exact capacity of the Venue’s boot, and while it is spacious and well-shaped for a compact SUV, it will most certainly fall short of matching the Creta’s 405-litre boot. Ultimately, for someone who needs the extra space, the Creta will still be the SUV to pick. How do the Hyundai Venue’s engine and gearbox options compare to the Creta’s? When it comes to petrol engines, the Hyundai Creta has only one option on offer – a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder unit that produces 123hp and 151Nm of torque. Gearbox options for the Creta petrol include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor automatic. The Venue offers more in the way of choice when it comes to petrol engines. On offer with the Venue are a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder unit – the same as on the i20 – that makes 83hp and 115Nm of torque, and a brand-new, 1.0-litre, three-cylinder T-GDI turbo-petrol churning out 120hp and 172Nm. An interesting point to note is that the Venue’s turbo-petrol engine makes more torque than the Creta’s 1.6-litre unit, and being the smaller of the two, the Venue is likely to be a sprightly drive. While the 1.2-litre petrol variant can only be had with a 5-speed manual, buyers can pick either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox for the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol. Do remember, the Venue is the only compact SUV to currently get a dual-clutch gearbox, and that the Creta doesn’t get a DCT. What the Creta does get, however, is a bigger diesel engine. Yes, it does have a smaller 1.4-litre unit available too (making 90hp and 220Nm of torque), but the one that sees most takers is the 1.6-litre diesel that makes 128hp and 260Nm of torque. In comparison, the Venue diesel borrows the 1.4-litre diesel from the Creta in the same state of tune. Where the Creta pulls out an advantage is in the gearbox options – while a 6-speed manual is standard for both SUVs, the Creta also has the option of a torque convertor automatic gearbox available with the 1.6-litre diesel engine. Yes, there is no automatic option offered with the Venue diesel – at least at launch. By default, the Creta will be the pick of the two, for those looking for the convenience of a diesel-automatic.  Does the Hyundai Venue have more features than the Creta? It would be incorrect to say the Venue gets more features than the Creta, but it does pack in most of what its bigger sibling does. The biggest differentiator for the Hyundai Venue is its BlueLink infotainment system, which, with an embedded SIM card, offers 33 connectivity features, including giving owners the ability to track their vehicle, remotely switch the engine and air-conditioning on or off and more. The Creta does not have this feature, and will only get it when the new-generation model arrives later in 2020. The Venue’s floating 8.0-inch touchscreen unit is also bigger than the 7.0-inch screen in the Creta. Both SUVs get projector headlights with LED DRLs, allo [...]
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Modi govt made Kovind president because of his caste: Ashok Gehlot
Modi govt made Kovind president because of his caste: Ashok Gehlot [...]
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Kalank review – an opulent attempt to save the Bollywood melodrama
Abhishek Varman spares no expense in this tale of forbidden love – but heavenly visuals are marred by clunky storytellingWith the oddly titled Kalank (Blemish), we find Bollywood in something of a pickle. Since the runaway global success of the two-part Telugu epic Baahubali, Indian producers have followed a bigger-is-better credo, drumming up a succession of thunderous historical throwbacks such as Manikarnika, which summoned multitudes of extras but precious little poetry or wonder.Audiences have started to gravitate instead towards more personal stories and pithier genre fare, such as surprise-pregnancy comedy Badhaai Ho and horror Stree. Continue reading... [...]
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With Jet suspending operations, will your travel plans be affected?
New Delhi, Apr 19: With Jet Airways suspending operations, as many as 440 slots are vacant at Delhi and Mumbai airports which will be allocated to other airlines in a transparent manner, a senior official said. The grounding of planes by [...]
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Here is why trade along LoC with Pakistan was suspended by India
New Delhi, Apr 18: Citing misuse India on Friday suspended trade along the Line of Control with effect from April 19. The action was taken after it was reported that Pakistan based elements were using the trade route to smuggle weapons, [...]
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Analysing the voter turn out for phase 2 of Lok Sabha elections
New Delhi, Apr 19: Moderate to high voter turnout was recorded in the 95 constituencies in 11 states and Puducherry that went to polls in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections which were marred by sporadic incidents of violence in [...]
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Malegaon to Samjhauta: How politics of terror derailed these cases
New Delhi, Apr 18: The BJP after selecting Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur as its candidate from Bhopal said that the decision was taken to punish the Congress for its Hindu terror bogey. It was in the year 2008 that the word [...]
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India suspends LoC trade with Pakistan
New Delhi, Apr 18: India has suspended trade along the Line of Control with effect from April 19. The action was taken after it was reported that Pakistan based elements were using the trade route to smuggle weapons, fake currency and [...]
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Clinical Mumbai thrash lacklustre Delhi by 40 runs
Chasing 169, DC made a mess of the target after Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for 35 in the 7th over of the innings by Rahul Chahar.  [...]
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IPL 2019, Day 27 points table, orange cap and purple cap leaderboard
Delhi were subjected to their fourth defeat in this edition of the tournament, dropping to the third position in the team rankings following the loss to Mumbai.  [...]
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IPL 2019, Delhi vs Mumbai Highlights: As it happened
Team Mumbai defeated Delhi by 40 runs in the 34th match of the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on Thursday. [...]
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'I lost consciousness': woman whipped by the Taliban over burqa without veil | Haroon Janjua
Aziza’s story reflects the growing number of violent public assaults on women deemed to be in breach of sharia law in Afghanistan One of four women who was recently subjected to a brutal public lashing by armed Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has spoken about her experience, amid an increase of violent punishments given to those violating its strict interpretation of religious law.Aziza, who like many other Afghan women only uses one name, was rounded up by the Taliban’s shadow police for being out of her house without her husband and not being fully veiled. She was beaten so badly she lost consciousness. Related: Afghan women still jailed alongside murderers for 'failing' virginity test | Fariba Housaini Continue reading... [...]
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Bangladeshi teenager set on fire after accusing teacher of harassment
Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused with kerosene and burned at her school, dying 10 days later of her injuriesA teenage Bangladeshi girl who reported being sexually harassed has died after being set on fire at school. Police and school authorities had ignored her complaints.The murder of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was doused with kerosene and set on fire at her school in Feni on 6 April, followed her allegations of sexual harassment against her headteacher two weeks before. Nusrat suffered 80% burns to her body and died 10 days later from her injuries. Related: Revealed: women making clothes for west face sexual abuse Continue reading... [...]
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Tejashwi Yadav calls PM Modi ‘fake OBC’, BJP hits back
Patna, Apr 18: The BJP on Thursday accused RJD leadership of promoting dynasty and using politics for personal "enjoyment", as it hit out at Tejashwi Yadav after he questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's OBC credentials. BJP general secretary Bhupendra [...]
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EC lets off Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi with warning for 'Modiji ki sena' remark
New Delhi, Apr 18: The Election Commission on Thursday let off Minority Affairs Minister and BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi with a light rap for his 'Modiji ki sena' remark and "warned" him against using the armed forces for political propaganda. [...]
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Something wrong with EVMs, need to study them: Sam Pitroda
New Delhi, Apr 18: Technocrat-turned-politician Sam Pitroda said Thursday that he feels there is something wrong with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). He can not pinpoint the flaw immediately and would need to study the machine for that, the Congress leader said. [...]
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Honda Accord recalled in India to replace Takata airbags
Honda Cars India has announced a recall for the Accord in order to preemptively replace the faulty front airbags inflators sourced from Japanese company Takata. The recall issued in India is part of a precautionary global recall campaign by Honda. The recall will affect 3,699 units of the Accord manufactured between 2003 and 2006. The replacement of the faulty part will be carried out at Honda dealerships across the country from April 18, 2019, and at no cost to owners. While Honda will get in touch with the 2003-2006 Honda Accord owners directly, they can also check if their cars are affected by the recall by submitting the 17-character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the brand's microsite or by getting in touch with dealers. This is the second recall announced by Honda India in the recent past, to fix an issue pertaining to the Takata airbags; the first was in January 2018 and affected 22,834 units of the 2013 Accord, City and Jazz.  Many carmakers including Tesla, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Subaru, and Ferrari have announced recalls to replace the airbag module. In February this year, about 1.7 million models in the US were recalled due to the same issue. The model that has been recalled is the eighth-gen Accord and not the ninth-gen model that is currently on sale in India as the Accord Hybrid, which is priced at Rs 43.21 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The 10th-generation model is already on sale in international markets and is likely to come to India later. Unlike the current gen, which has been brought in as a CBU, Honda is expected to local assemble the new Accord in India. Click here for Honda Accord prices, reviews, videos, images and more [...]
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Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi, says he "divided" country
Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi, says he "divided" country [...]
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Lok Sabha election 2019 voting Live: Battle of ballots across 95 seats today
New Delhi, Apr 18: Voting for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 will be held across 95 parliamentary constituencies spread across 12 states and one Union Territories (UTs) today. During the second phase, the polling will be held in [...]
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Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase Two: Key contests between top candidates
New Delhi, Apr 18: The stage is set for the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections in which 95 constituencies spread across 13 states and union territories will vote on Thursday in the mega seven-phase electoral exercise. Polling in Vellore, [...]
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'A pen can change the world': the duo behind the 'world's largest public library'
Nidhin Kundathil and Manoj Pandey are using stickers and posters to create what they hope will be the largest repository of literature in public spacesThere are thousands of street food carts in New Delhi. But only one has the opening lines of Riyazat Ullah Khan’s poem Wazoodiyat on the side:Where can the pauper keep his pain of existence?He has no container but a heart.Censorship is the thing that stops you doing what you want to do, and what writers want to talk about is what they do. Not what stops them doing it. Continue reading... [...]
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This party manifesto promises alcohol at half rate, free goat and free gold for women
New Delhi, Apr 17: The Lok Sabha election 2019 season is on. Political leaders are campaigning tirelessly, notwithstanding the blistering heat. With the Lok Sabha elections 2019 underway, the two biggest political parties of India -- Congress and BJP -- have [...]
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