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R K Nagar bypoll: How actor Vishal's nomination drama unfolded
The R K Nagar bypoll has become synonymous with drama and the perception is here to stay if Tuesday's incidents are anything to go by. Actor Vishal's nomination for R K Nagar took multiple twists and turns ultimately resulting in disappointment [...]
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Surface-to-air missile 'Akash' successfully test fired from Odisha
Surface to Air Missile 'Akash' with indigenous radio frequency seeker against target Banshee, was successfully launched from the Launch Complex-III at ITR Chandipur in Odisha on Tuesday at 1338 hours. This is the first surface-to-air missile with indigenous seeker [...]
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Gujarat:  Cyclone Ockhi is expected to cross Surat by midnight, says IMD
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in Ahmedabad on Tuesday night that Cyclone Ockhi around 350 km south-SW of Surat is expected to cross by midnight.  Meanwhile, Maharashtra went on a state of high alert to tackle the side-effect of the [...]
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TVS Apache RR 310: What we know so far
TVS is all set to launch the Apache RR 310 tomorrow (December 6) at 11am. The fully faired motorcycle is one of the most awaited motorcycle launches of the year. It will be the company’s fastest and most expensive bike till date. Let us look at what we know so far about TVS’ Apache RR 310.   Sharp looker There has been no shortage of leaked images and videos of the upcoming Apache. The latest of which almost completely reveals the design of the bike. With its high tail and sharp fairing, the RR 310 features an aggressive supersport-like design. The bike also looks to have a large angular tank that works well with the rest of motorcycle design. The RR 310 is going to be one of the sharpest, raciest-looking motorcycles in its segment.  Track-focused TVS has been teasing the motorcycle with videos and captions suggesting how it will be track-focused. They have gone so far as to say that it is “crafted to hit the apex” and we do not doubt that. The motorcycle has all the bits needed for it to be a track-focused motorcycle. Its aggressive stance, high cornering clearance, reasonably rear-set foot pegs, USD fork, trellis-frame, Michelin tyres should help it perform well on the track.  High-tech DNA Since the RR 310 has been built around the BMW 310 R, we expect it to share its high-tech DNA. It will get the same 313cc, DOHC, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine. While the peak power and torque outputs for the BMW stand at 34hp and 28Nm of torque, respectively, there’s a chance that the engine will be tuned differently for the TVS. We do believe that many of the underpinnings will be shared with the BMW. This engine will be reverse inclined, just like in the G 310 R, for better weight distribution. In addition to this, it will come equipped with dual-channel ABS, all-around LED lighting, and a feature-filled instrument cluster. You can watch the launch as it happens at 12pm on December 6 right here on www.autocarindia.com Stay tuned! Which aspect of the Apache RR 310 are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments section below. Also see:    TVS Apache RR 310 spotted undisguised on track TVS teases new Apache RR 310 sport bike [...]
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All-new Honda Gold Wing launched at Rs 26.85 lakh
Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India (HMSI) has announced opening bookings for its all-new Gold Wing in India with prices starting at Rs 26.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). India gets two versions of the Gold Wing – including the Gold Wing Tour – and both models come with a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission as standard. Interestingly, the pricing is at par with the outgoing Gold Wing and puts the new Honda in the same price bracket as BMW’s own heavyweight tourer, the GTL. Harley Davidson’s Street Glide Special is about Rs 8 lakh pricier, still. The Gold Wing can be booked only at Honda’s dedicated big bike Wing-World outlets in Delhi and Mumbai. The Gold Wing – which made its debut at the 2017 Tokyo motor show – remains true to its lineage with massive dimensions and an imposing look. As always, the Gold Wing comes with a host of comforts. It also debuts Apple CarPlay on a motorcycle. The ensemble also includes a windscreen that is electrically adjustable for height and angle, a smart key control, a 7.0-inch TFT colour display and full LED lamps.   Powering this motorcycle is an 1,833cc, horizontally-opposed, six-cylinder engine that makes 127hp at 5,500rpm and 170Nm of peak torque at 4,500rpm. Importantly, the new engine uses a 4-valve per cylinder layout, unlike the 2-valve per cylinder setup on the outgoing Gold Wing. As mentioned, the Gold Wing for India will only be offered with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and will also be missing the six-speed manual option, as abroad. The transmission offers a special low-speed ‘Walking’ mode in addition to a reverse gear to ease manoeuvring the bulky motorcycle in and out of parking spaces. Honda has packed in Hill Start Assist, as well; and riders also get cruise control and four ride modes – Tour, Sport, Econ and Rain.  The third-generation Gold Wing is built around a new chassis. The die-cast aluminium twin-beam frame is stiffer and lighter than the older model’s by 2kg. However, the real highlight on the new Gold Wing is its unique double-wishbone front suspension. There are four preloaded settings for the rear springs which can be monitored via the 7.0-inch TFT screen. The Gold Wing comes equipped with ABS and Dual-Combined Braking System (D-CBS), as standard.  Also see: 2018 Honda Gold Wing debuts at Tokyo [...]
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\"Amit Shah wants aggressive protest\": BJP MP says on tape, leaves party embarrassed
"Amit Shah said that Yuva Morcha's protest should be aggressive enough to induce tear gas and lathi charge. I assured him that I would lead aggressive protests". These are the confessions of Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pratap Simha. A video of [...]
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A year after Jayalalithaa: How the AIADMK drama unfolded
Following her death a year ago, Jayalalithaa's AIADMK has taken tumultuous turns and is now a far cry from the organisation that she has caressed. Jayalalithaa's demise brought with it uncertainty and a clear vacuum of leadership. Here is a timeline [...]
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Honor 7X
  Honor has launched an interesting portfolio of smartphones here in 2017, including the Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9i and the Honor 6X to name some. Today we have the successor to the Honor 6X, predictably cal... [...]
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Sri Lankan bowler vomits in Delhi cricket match due to polluted air
Bowlers Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage are forced to take a break as harmful pollutants reach 12 times WHO safe limit A Sri Lankan player vomited on the field and was escorted off the ground as heavily polluted air continued to plague an international cricket test match in Delhi.Fast bowler Suranga Lakmal was seen doubled over and retching on Tuesday afternoon as levels of the most harmful pollutants hovered at about 300 in parts of the Indian capital – 12 times the World Health Organisation safe limit. Related: Pollution stops play at Delhi Test match as bowlers struggle to breathe You can't host sport events in Delhi from Diwali till end of Feb, at least. It is a fact. We had to accommodate our whole schedule to avoid it and others should also think about athletes health first #DelhiSmog Related: Delhi doctors declare pollution emergency as smog chokes city Continue reading... [...]
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Final hearing on Ayodhya dispute in SC today: Mapping a three-decade history
The Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi land dispute in Ayodhya is a decades old issue which has proved to be a source of religious and political conflict. The first suit regarding the structure was filed in 1885, when the Faizabad Deputy [...]
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NSG Commando shoots at wife, sister-in-law before committing suicide
A National Security Guard (NSG) Commando allegedly committed suicide after shooting at his wife and sister-in-law at NSG Camp in Manesar on Tuesday morning. Both the women have been admitted to hospital. Dharamvir, ACP Manesar told ANI that the [...]
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The west can’t fix the climate crisis. Asia will have to do it | Chandran Nair
The future is about resources, not technology. The planet really needs developing nations to get it rightThe climate change talks in Bonn have now wrapped up with little firm action. Next year they move to Poland. But whatever is discussed or agreed in European cities over the coming years, the answers to climate change will not come from the west (beyond a few technological tweaks), but Asia. Related: ‘Planet at a crossroads’: climate summit makes progress but leaves much to do Related: China's great green wall grows in climate fight Continue reading... [...]
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Bullock cart race ban: SC to hear Maha govt's appeal on Monday
The Supreme Court on Tuesday submitted Maharashtra government's appeal challenging Bombay High Court's order of banning bullock cart races in the state and listed the case on Monday. The Maharashtra government had challenged the Bombay High Court's orders of [...]
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Does Rahul need a math teacher? Congress VP’s 7th query to Modi cites wrong figures
New Delhi, Dec 5: This time, math proved to be a stumbling block for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. The scion of the Gandhi family is infamous for committing silly mistakes in his speeches often. However, on Tuesday, he had a facepalm [...]
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Kult Gladiator
  There’s somewhat of an unwritten belief in the Digit office. 16GB of internal storage is no longer enough. The reason is pretty straightforward. The more space you have, the longer it will last... [...]
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New Indian envoy to China presents credentials to Xi Jinping
India's new envoy to China Gautam Bambawale had a brief conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping after presenting his credentials. [...]
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India vs Sri Lanka: Suranga Lakmal vomits, Delhi may lose winter Tests
Delhi`s government last month ordered schools to shut temporarily after pollution readings in some places peaked at 500, the most severe level on the government`s air quality index that measures poisonous particles. [...]
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India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Birthday boy Shikhar Dhawan completes 8000 runs in first-class cricket
The left-handed batsman reached the landmark with four off the third ball of 27th over in the Indian second innings. It's his 115th first-class match. [...]
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Shabir Shah's PMLA case: Court denies bail to hawala dealer
New Delhi, Dec 4: Alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani was denied bail by a Delhi court in a decade- old money laundering case which also involves Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah. Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma dismissed the [...]
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Ready to find a bride for Tej Pratap, says Sushil Kumar Modi
Patna, Dec 04: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi offered to find a bride for RJD MLA Tej Pratap Yadav provided he gave an undertaking never to threaten to disrupt any wedding. Yadav, who is also the son of RJD [...]
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Lenovo Ideapad 720s
  Ultrabooks are the culmination of good performance, reliable battery life, great design, condensed in a thin and light chassis. It is an ever growing category and even though there are plenty of lapto... [...]
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Baby boy found to be alive after Delhi hospital declared him dead
Two doctors have been sacked after parents of premature baby pronounced dead find him wriggling in body bagPolice in Delhi have launched an investigation after a baby that had been pronounced dead by doctors was found to be moving in a body bag as his parents prepared to deliver funeral rites.Two doctors have been sacked from Delhi’s upmarket Max hospital in Shalimar Bagh, where the boy and his twin sister were born prematurely at 22 weeks last week. Continue reading... [...]
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SC to commence final hearing in Ayodhya dispute from tomorrow
New Delhi, Dec 4: The Supreme Court is likely to commence final hearing in the long-standing Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid title dispute from tomorrow, a day before the 25th anniversary of the demolition of medieval-era structure. A specially constituted [...]
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Asked Internet firms to shut down Blue Whale game:Centre to Delhi HC
New Delhi, Dec 4: The Delhi High Court was informed by the Centre that it has directed internet majors, including Google, Facebook and Yahoo, to shut down in India the 'Blue Whale' challenge game which is linked to the deaths of [...]
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Why will Tulip Siddiq not speak out on Bangladesh’s ‘disappeared’ innocents? | Michael Polak
Ahmad bin Quasem is among the hundreds abducted by state forces. The British MP whose aunt is Bangladesh’s prime minister can’t keep dodging the issueWe don’t often find the leader of another country popping in to listen to the maiden speech of a British member of parliament. Yet that was the privilege afforded to Tulip Siddiq, after she was elected to represent the people of Hampstead and Kilburn in 2015.Looking proudly on from the gallery was Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the prime minister of Bangladesh since 2009, under whose watch hundreds of political opponents have been “disappeared” – kidnapped by state security forces and ending up either dead or incarcerated with no recourse to justice. Related: We MPs do our best – I can sympathise with Tulip Siddiq’s lapse of judgment | Rupa Huq Continue reading... [...]
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NIA court frames charges against all accused in Mysuru court blast case
NIA Special Court Bengaluru framed charges in Mysuru court blast case (August 2016) against all the 3 accused. An explosion had taken place in the Mysuru court complex in August 2016. The NIA had initially arrested three persons from [...]
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Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar disqualified from Rajya Sabha
Rebel JD(U) MPs, Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar on Monday was disqualified from Rajya Sabha. Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar, both of whom are contesting the official Nitish Kumar faction's move seeking their disqualification, have questioned Rajya Sabha chairman's [...]
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Flipkart Billion Capture+
  The Billion Capture+ comes in at interesting times. Xiaomi just became the most popular phone maker in the country, at par with Samsung, in terms of market share. We witnessed the resurgence of Nokia.... [...]
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