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SC upholds Shibu Soren's acquittal in 1994 murder case
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Delhi High Court verdict which had acquitted Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief, Shibu Soren in murder of his private secretary in 1994. It refused to interfere in 2007 verdict of HC which had set [...]
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Parliament LIVE: We will try to implement GST as soon as possible, says FM Arun Jaitley
All the political parties assured Lok Speaker Sumitra Mahajan of extending their "full support" in smooth functioning of Parliament in the Monsoon Session. The post Parliament LIVE: We will try to implement GST as soon as possible, says FM Arun Jaitley appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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New Nexus phones to have new Ambient Display features, ‘Support’ tab and ‘Night Light’ feature
  With Android Nougat just a few weeks away from release, it looks like the latest Nexus phones will have quite a few new features to offer on the software front.  Google is introducing a new la... [...]
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Panasonic GH5s
  Panasonic’s mirrorless cameras were some of the first in the world to come with in-body stabilisation. They were also the first to bring 4K video into the mirrorless form-factor. With the Panaso... [...]
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'Everyone has the right to pray but not right to desecrate', says Smriti Irani on Sabarimala row
New Delhi, Oct 23: Amid debate around women's entry into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, Union minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday said the right to pray did not mean the right to desecrate. "I am nobody to speak against the [...]
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Rashid Khan is world's best spinner in T20s, says Sachin Tendulkar
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday heaped praise on Afghanistan tweaker Rashid Khan, calling him the best spinner in the Twenty20 format. [...]
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DCW rescues 5 minor girls from ashram run by self-styled guru
DCW chief Swati Maliwal and advocate appointed by Delhi HC, Ajay Verma, on December 23 rescued 5 minor girls from ashram run by Baba Virender Dev Dixit at Mohan Garden in Delhi's Dwarka area. The team reached the Ashram [...]
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Shimla water crisis: Schools to remain closed from June 4-8
The schools in Shimla, which is reeling under severe water crisis, would remain closed from June 4 to June 8 and would instead remain open on during annual monsoon break which is scheduled for July, said an order by the Himachal [...]
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Ambareesh no more: Govt to arrange buses to ferry fans from Mandya to Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Nov 25: Karnataka government announced bus service from Mandya to Bengaluru to ferry fans and supporters of matinee idol Ambareesh who passed away on Saturday. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, speaking to reporters after meeting the family of the [...]
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Cheteshwar Pujara equals Sourav Ganguly's record of 16 centuries with gritty 123 vs Australia
Pujara departed for 123 after being dismissed following an excellent throw by Pat Cummins, playing a key role in India registering a total of 250/9 which seemed improbable at one stage.   [...]
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Tata teases its Auto Expo 2018 line-up
Tata has released a teaser video in which it provides hints of the models that it will bring to the Auto Expo 2018. In the video, three cars are visible under wraps, though which models will be exhibited have not yet been revealed. However, as we had reported earlier, the Indian carmaker is expected to bring its new Baleno and i20 rival, codenamed X451, and its five- and seven-seat rival to the Creta and Compass, codenamed the H5. Along with these two near-production models, Tata is also expected to showcase its capabilities and mobility solutions aimed at smart cities. While many manufacturers are staying away from the Expo, Tata seems to be pulling out all stops to maximise their participation. Here’s what you can expected at Tata’s stall in the 2018 Auto Expo: Tata X451 Based on Tata Motors’ new Advanced Modular Platform (AMP), the X451 will slot in above the Tiago in the carmaker’s line-up. Tata’s new design language, called Impact Design 2.0, will feature on the model, along with uprated versions of the Tiago’s 1.2-litre petrol engine and 1.05-litre diesel motor. The Nexon’s 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine may also feature at a later date. Expect a launch date for the model sometime in 2019. Tata H5 Underpinned by the Land Rover Discovery Sport’s L550 platform, the production-spec H5 will be available as a five- and seven-seater. Powered by FCA’s 2.0-litre, four-cylinder MultiJet II diesel engine, the five-seater will have it in a 140hp state of tune, while the seven-seater will get it in a 170hp tune. Expect the pricing to undercut the Jeep Compass and even Hyundai’s Creta. Mobility solutions Tata’s display at the Auto Expo will include 26 smart mobility solutions across its passenger and commercial vehicles. The brand’s Smart Mobility pavilion will be split into interactive zones like Residential zone, Sports zone, Smart Energy zone, and Inter and Intracity zones. Each zone, with its digital engagements around the product exhibits, is expected to provide Auto Expo audiences an engaging experience across the pavilion. H5 IMAGE SOURCE Also see: Auto Expo 2018 preview: Cars and SUVs Auto Expo 2018 preview: Scooters and bikes   [...]
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BJP minister gets two frogs married to please gods of rain
BJP minister gets two frogs married to please gods of rain [...]
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Lost job and unemployed for a month? EPFO has good news for you
Lost job and unemployed for a month? EPFO has good news for you [...]
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Karnataka assembly elections 2018: Congress looks to win polls, BJP style
Win booths, win the elections. The Congress has decided to adopt this strategy ahead of the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018. Following a crucial meeting, the Congress decided to rope in its senior leaders and put them in charge of polling booths [...]
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FIFA World Cup 2022: The where, when and what
The next FIFA World Cup may be more than four years away but it is never to early to start planning, is it? [...]
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Arunachal govt gets Congress ultimatum on TAH scam
Itanagar, Aug 11: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Takam Sanjoy has served a 10-day ultimatum to the state government to grant justice to all victims of the Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) compensation payment scam. "Our party has submitted a [...]
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BMW iX3 to debut fifth-gen EV tech in 2020
BMW will introduce its most advanced electric powertrain technology yet to the road in 2020 when a new version of the X3 is launched. Set to be called the iX3, it’ll arrive as part of the fourth-generation X3 range and be the first car to get all-new zero-emission underpinnings that are being developed for use in all of BMW’s next generation of electric vehicles. An iX3 test mule has been spotted in Scandinavia – where the range of its battery pack is being evaluated in conditions that dip below -10deg Celsius, on a regular basis. The electric powertrain of this mule – based on the third-generation X3 – is evident from the lack of water vapour from tail-pipes, as it drives away. In these sub zero conditions, combustion engine tail-pipes almost always produce vapour. The sighting of an EV X3 so early into the future car's development cycle indicates that the platform of the future line-up is being engineered to adopt an electric powertrain from the get-go. This is essential for effective packaging to ensure cabin space is not compromised by the placement of batteries in the car’s floor. The iX3's structure will be a development of BMW’s CLAR structure, which underpins the X3, as well as the latest 5-series and 7-series models and will be used in the 2019 BMW 3-series. Although the iX3 will probably feature a grille-free nose to reduce drag, its overall design is unlikely to differ drastically from that of its combustion engine sibling. The BMW Group’s latest stance on EV design is to be more discreet; Mini brand boss Sebastian Mackensen told Autocar recently that the marque “doesn’t need to make a big statement” about EVs. The electric architecture beneath the iX3 will be the most advanced put into production by BMW. The iX3 will use two electric motors – one mounted up front, driving the front wheels and a second at the rear, within the axle assembly to drive the rear wheels. This setup will enable torque vectoring to enhance traction. The electric layout will come as part of BMW's fifth-generation EV platform and will be used in 11 more electric BMWs, due to arrive by 2025. Not all of those cars will adapt the twin-motor setup employed by the iX3, however. Models less concerned with all-wheel-drive traction could adopt a simpler layout, which uses a front-mounted electric motor in combination with a fixed-ratio gearbox and so-called electric propeller shaft to channel drive to the rear wheels. Each of BMW's new electric models will gain an 'i' at the start of its name to signify its status. BMW recently patented a list of nine names spanning from iX1 to iX9, although not all will necessarily be used because most will be aligned with current models in the line-up. The largest confirmed model for BMW’s future range is the X7. The brand will also produce an electric version of the future 4-series GT, called the i4, in 2020 and an i5, which was previewed by the i Vision Dynamics concept and is due in 2021. The company patented the i1 to i9 names back in 2010, before the i3 and i8 arrived. Also see: Upcoming BMW X3 showcased at Auto Expo 2018 BMW i3S electric hatch showcased at Auto Expo 2018 [...]
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Walmart completes deal to acquire 77% stake in Flipkart
Mumbai, Aug 18: US-based retail giant Walmart Inc on Saturday said it has completed deal with Flipkart and now holds 77 per cent stake in the Indian e-commerce major. Besides, the Bentonville giant's investment includes USD 2 billion of [...]
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Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan clinch Gold in Asian Games Men's Tennis Doubles
This is the fifth Gold medal for India in the Men's Doubles (Tennis) since the Asian Games started. [...]
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Hyundai Creta facelift to get a sunroof
The refreshed Hyundai Creta has been on test in India for some time now, and latest spy pics reveal a crucial detail – the addition of a sunroof.  We expect a sunroof to be exclusive to top-spec versions of the updated SUV, and the inclusion is to meet the growing demand for the feature across car segments. A sunroof is a key differentiator on the Honda WR-V cross hatchback, for instance.    Going by the spy pics, the facelifted Creta for India is likely to get styling similar to the one sold in the South American markets. A test mule with its front and rear covered was recently spotted, wearing a colour scheme and alloy wheel design similar to the Creta Sport variant sold in South America. For those who may not know, Hyundai sells the Creta with three different looks for the Indian, South American and Chinese markets. The refreshed Creta for India will get a larger hexagonal grille with a thick chrome surround. The grille merges with the chunky new front bumper that sports creases and has separate housings for the fog lamps. Also new is a thick black chin that further enhances the SUV's muscular appearance.  At the rear, the new Creta will get a slightly redesigned bumper, and there are chances it'll come with mildly tweaked tail-lamps with LED inserts as well.  As far as engines go, Hyundai is likely to continue with the current set of engines including the 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel units.     [...]
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Over 70 terrorists have been shot dead this year: Manohar Parrikar
Jabalpur, July 31 Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said we have put a check on infiltration along the Pakistan border and over 70 terrorists who were trying to enter India from Pakistan have been shot dead so far this year. {image-manohar-parrikar-31-1469963232.jpg [...]
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PhotoGallery: Autocar Price Checker: How does the Toyota Yaris stack up?
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Fodder scam: CBI moves HC, seeks enhanced sentence for Lalu Prasad
Ranchi, Oct 5: The CBI has moved the Jharkhand High Court seeking that the prison term of RJD chief Lalu Prasad be enhanced from three-and-a-half to seven years in the Deoghar Treasury case in the multi-crore fodder scam. The [...]
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Mosque blasts kill at least 27 in northeast Nigeria
Mosque blasts kill at least 27 in northeast Nigeria [...]
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Withdrawing December 25 from calendar of national holidays shows Centre's narrow vision: Mamata
Slamming the Centre, Mamata Banerjee pointed out how the Government of India withdrew December 25 from the calendar of national holidays depicting their narrow vision. [...]
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Terror groups increasingly funding religious activity to set up sleeper cells
New Delhi, Nov 20: A recent probe by the National Investigation Agency had found that a Mosque at Palwal in Haryana was built with the funds of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. This came to light when the NIA was probing a module of [...]
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India vs South Africa, 1st Test: SA responded beautifully through rough patches: Faf du Plessis
After handing India a 72-run defeat in the opening Test at Newlands, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis on Monday focussed on the importance of putting pressure on the opposition in a brief three-match rubber. [...]
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Madras HC urges transport unions to end strike, directs TN govt to implement wage hike immediately
The Madras High Court on Wednesday urged the Tamil Nadu transport unions, who have been on a strike for the last five days over pay hike, to resume work immediately. The High Court said that public should not face inconvenience during [...]
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