A galaxy of stars descend in Sochi with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, William, Pepe among others in the Portugal side while Diego Costa, Andres Iniesta, Jordi Alba and several other highlighting Spain's squad. [...]
Dust storms come months before the start of city’s traditional ‘pollution season’Smog more toxic than can be measured by monitoring devices has blanketed the Indian capital this week, months before the start of Delhi’s traditional “pollution season”.A thick haze was visible across the city from Tuesday and some government pollution monitors have recorded concentrations of 999 – the highest they can measure – as dust storms kicked up in nearby Rajasthan state blanketed the region.river of dust, high atmospheric aerosol loading, and hazardous air quality over N.I. subcontinent, as seen today by @nasa satellites and forecast at https://t.co/wBpx9GB1Cn - data from @NASAEarthData #worldview @airqualityindia @PakAirQuality @Open_AQ @jksmith34 @CBhattacharji pic.twitter.com/KnE25oTBJs Related: Breathless in Delhi: a taste of environmental Armageddon | Brigid Delaney's diary Continue reading... [...]
Kabul and Islamabad say Mullah Fazlullah killed along with two others in AfghanistanA US drone strike in north-east Afghanistan has killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah, according to Pakistani and Afghan officials.A spokesperson for Afghanistan’s ministry of defence said two other Taliban militants were also killed in the strike in Kunar province. Fazlullah led the insurgency in Pakistan’s Swat valley between 2007-09 and ordered some of the most shocking attacks in the country’s history, including an assault on a school that killed 132 children and the shooting of the young activist Malala Yousafzai. Continue reading... [...]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the fourth meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 17 June. The day-long meeting will be attended by Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories and senior officials from [...]
Monsoon will remain active giving light to moderate rain with few heavy spells over South Konkan and Goa, Coastal Karnataka, Kerala, Sub Himalayan West Bengal and Northeast India. Here is the weather forecast for Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai for June [...]
The IBPS RRB notification has been released. The notification is out for recruitment of Group "A"-Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Group "B"-Office Assistant (Multipurpose) has been released. The selection process will be held between August and October 2018. [...]
New Delhi, June 15: Currently, journalism in India is in the doldrums, to put it mildly. While on the one hand freedom of speech of journalists is under constant attack, on the other hand a group of so-called journalists have easily [...]
New Delhi: US intelligence agency CIA in the update of world factbook called Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal under the political pressure group and leaders category as a religious terrorist organisation while the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as nationalist organisation. Separatist [...]
New Delhi: At the time when the Delhi city is reeling under severe drinking crisis, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his three cabinet colleague - Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Home Minister Satyendra Jain and Labour Minister Gopal Rai - [...]
Volvo announced a new range-topping version of its upcoming S60. Preview images show that it uses high-performance Polestar parts and gets a boost in its electrified powertrain.
Dubbed the 'S60 T8 Twin Engine Polestar Engineered', the car will sit above the regular T8 Twin Engine variant of the new S60 due for a reveal next week, albeit leaked online, last month. Volvo has confirmed that the top S60 model will use a reworked version of the T8 Twin Engine’s hybrid powertain, which comprises a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor.
The engine produces a peak of 415hp and 670Nm of torque, up from 400hp and 640Nm of torque in the regular T8 model. The Swedish automaker has said that the software upgrades used to achieve this also unlock greater fuel economy and improved pure-electric performance, while smoothing out the eight-speed gearbox’s operation through a more effective torque-fill.
The car's Polestar-engineered parts include monoblock Brembo brake callipers painted in gold, slotted brake discs and Öhlins shock-absorbers for the multi-link front and rear suspension. The shocks are borrowed from the Polestar 1 hybrid performance car, implying that they are adjustable. The strut-brace that supports them to enhance front-end handling is also taken from the Polestar 1. Additionally, new lightweight wheels reduce un-sprung mass, while chrome exhaust tailpipes and gold-coloured seatbelts emphasise the car’s link to Polestar.
Henrik Green, senior vice-president of research and development at Volvo, said that the parts have been “fine-tuned to work together, delivering a responsive and exciting driver’s car”.
The Polestar Engineered sedan is the first of three confirmed models engineered by the carmaker's performance hybrid and EV brand, Polestar. The other two will join the V60 and XC60 ranges in 2019, simultaneously kick-starting Volvo’s shift towards electrification. Volvo has plans to see 25 percent of its line-up using electrified power by 2025.
“Electric cars are our future,” said Håkan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo. “Today starts a new era of Volvo electrified models enhanced by Polestar’s performance engineering prowess. This strategy is firmly grounded in our shared belief in an electric future for the car industry.”
Volvo will reveal the new S60 T8 next week at its first US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina. The facility will handle production for all S60s as the first Volvo model to be made in the US. [...]
Army jawan, Aurangzeb, who was abducted by the terrorists earlier today, was found dead at Gusoo area in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. The abduction of Aurangzeb had sent the security mechanism into a tizzy. A massive search operation was launched to secure [...]
Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across the country except Kerala on Saturday as the moon was not sighted today, Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari said. The festival will be celebrated tomorrow in the southern state as the moon was sighted [...]
Intruder rapes woman in her South Delhi home [...]
New Delhi, Jun 14: A Guwahati-bound passenger was apprehended at the Delhi airport today for allegedly carrying 15 live bullet rounds in his baggage, an official said. A CISF officer, deputed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) to scan the [...]
From politicians to journalists, the killing of Rising Kashmir's editor Shujaat Bukhari has left everyone shocked. Fifty-three-year-old Bukhari, who had worked as the state correspondent for national daily 'The Hindu' for several years, was shot dead soon after he boarded his [...]
Concerned about the portrayal of Muslims in India, author Nazia Erum hosted a multi-faith dinner in New Delhi to lay a few misconceptions to restAt a dinner in a Delhi home on Sunday, guests around the table were asked to write down one stereotype that they – Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Hindus – had about one another. The purpose? Breaking prejudices while breaking bread together.The interfaith meal was prompted by the hosts’ desire to address preconceptions about Muslims, whom they feel have been targeted under Narendra Modi’s government. Continue reading... [...]
The Guardian’s recently arrived correspondent reflects on the remarkable events of her first months in the job“Re-for-masi, Re-for-masi, Re-for-masi.” It was a warm evening last month as I stood in a field in Malaysia, listening as this deafening chant rang out from a crowd of thousands, gathered in an intoxicating mass. This was history in motion: Anwar Ibrahim, the man who had paid the high price of two jail terms for his attempts to bring reform in Malaysia – and who had coined the “reformasi” chant as the rallying cry for change – had just been released from prison that morning. A free man, he stood triumphant on stage as I watched from the sidelines. “We have entered a new era for Malaysia,” he shouted, to another euphoric roar from the crowd. Mahathir Mohamad takes no prisoners in his answers and, at 92, would probably outpace me in a marathon Continue reading... [...]
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention to end the IAS officers' "strike" claiming that Lt Governor Anil Baijal was doing "nothing" to break the impasse. In his letter to Modi, [...]
Heavy rainfall continued to batter in northern districts of Kerala causing widespread damage, landslip and waterlogging in various parts. The Revenue Minister held a meeting to review the situation. With the South-West monsoon vigorous over the state, there were [...]
Bluetooth over-the-ear headphones are available across a wide price range. You could get budget ones under 5k, and go as high as you can spend with expensive models. But, when it comes to performance... [...]
Around 11 out of 22 crew members of Merchant Vessel SSL KOLKATA were rescued on Thursday after the vessel caught fire on Wednesday night. On getting the message the coast guard ship immediately sailed with despatch from Haldia. Due [...]
Annual rate of inflation, based on monthly Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 4.43 per cent (provisional) for May, 2018 (over May, 2017) as compared to 3.18 per cent (provisional) for the previous month and 2.26 per cent during the corresponding [...]
Priced at Rs 3,390, the wireless version of OnePlus Bullets enter a segment which is littered with options. To ensure that its new earphone doesn’t get lost in the crowd, OnePlus has added some... [...]
Soumya Swaminathan has withdrawn from the Asian chess championship because of a rule requiring her to wear a headscarfAn Indian chess champion has withdrawn from an international competition in Iran, saying a rule requiring her to wear a headscarf would violate her human rights. Soumya Swaminathan ranks fifth in India and was preparing to compete in the Asian chess championship in Bangladesh. However, when the competition was moved to Iran, the 29-year-old withdrew from the competition. Related: Iranian woman who removed headscarf jailed for two years Continue reading... [...]
New Delhi, June 14: There is something unexplainable, eerily frightening about mob fury in the country. The frequency with which mob vigilantism is rearing its ugly head pinpoints towards systematic failure of the government machinery and society at large. Why people [...]
A rape allegation against an MP has highlighted progress and challenges in country’s nascent women’s rights movementA year ago, Saranzaya Chambuu received a distressed phone call from her sister Naranzaya. Their roommate had brought a male friend home the night before. When she left for work, he stayed. Hours later, Naranzaya called her elder sister. “She was crying and asking: ‘Who was that man? He raped me and then he left.’”That man, they would soon learn, was a ruling party MP, Gantulga Dorjdugar, who is now under investigation. He says he has been wrongly accused and the two “mutually consented” to having sex. Continue reading... [...]
Yet another police station came under a grenade attack in Kashmir today. The terrorists on Wednesday fired an Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) at Pulwama's Lassipora police station. According to ANI report, the grenade landed outside the police station. The guard [...]