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Through a glass darkly
Film festivals were my window to world cinema. In our friends circles, the festivals triggered debates about good and bad cinema. When I reflect on those debates, I become more concerned with another aspect of cinema: How can quality films be made and how [...]
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Pakistan is my home. But as a journalist, my life is in danger there | Taha Siddiqui
From the safety of Paris, I can finally say what I want to the chief of the Pakistani army: dissent is essential to progress. Don’t censor itTo the chief of the army of Pakistan,I did not want to write an open letter to you. But after much deliberation, I thought it was important – not just for you to know what is happening in our beloved country, but also for the world to be aware of how dissent is being targeted in Pakistan, forcing journalists like me into exile. Continue reading... [...]
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Patel agitation and Dalit unrest threaten to unravel BJP’s dominance in Gujarat
Gujaratis are showing signs of fatigue from being ruled by the BJP since 1995. This is something more than “anti-incumbency. (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Two different kinds of p [...]
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Wish PM had mentioned Kashmir situation in Mann Ki Baat: Omar
Srinagar, Jul 31 Opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today rued that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not speak about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir in his 'Mann ki Baat' radio address. {image-omarabdullah-09-1468007685.jpg www.oneindia.com} "How I wish my Prime Minister [...]
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Triumph gears up again to set new land speed record
A 1,000hp streamliner piloted by Guy Martin to break the motorcycle speed record at the Bonneville Speed Week this month. [...]
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18-year-old Prithvi Shaw becomes joint youngest to score IPL fifty
Playing only his second IPL game on Friday, Delhi batsman Prithvi Shaw scored his maiden fifty and became the joint-youngest player to do so in the history of the league. Shaw reached his fifty in 37 balls against KKR and proved why many consider him 'one for the future'.  [...]
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New car launches around the corner
Four months into 2018, both high-end and mass market carmakers have launched a number of new models in India. Toyota brought out a facelift for its Land Cruiser Prado, while Ford introduced a new top-spec trim on the EcoSport compact SUV and the new Freestyle cross-hatch. The 2018 Auto Expo saw Maruti and Hyundai launch the third-gen Swift and a facelift for the i20, respectively. Premium manufacturers BMW and Mercedes introduced a slew of new models at the 2018 Auto Expo; the former brought out the 6-series GT and the X6 35i, along with the new M3, M4 and M5, while the German carmaker launched the Maybach-badged S 560 and S 650. Going forward, this year is expected to see quite a large number of new introductions to the Indian market. Here’s what you can look forward to in the coming months: In case you'd like to know which cars have already launched this year, check out our new cars and SUVs launched in 2018. Honda Amaze (May 16, 2018) Making its global debut at the Auto Expo 2018, Honda’s second-gen compact sedan shares design cues with its larger siblings, particularly the Accord. When it arrives, the new Amaze will be powered by the same 90hp, 1.2-litre petrol and 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engines available on the current model. The five-speed manual is also expected to be carried over, though the new bit will be a CVT-automatic option on the diesel. Output figures on the diesel-CVT model drop by 20hp and 40Nm, respectively. Also see: 2018 Honda Amaze review, test drive New Honda Amaze image gallery India-spec Honda Amaze details revealed New Honda Amaze image gallery Hyundai Creta facelift The refreshed Creta has been spied testing in India recently and will sport styling similar to that of the South American-spec model. The mid-cycle facelift will also carry forward the current set of engines which includes the 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines. The upcoming Renault Captur-rivalling model will get segment-leading cabin equipment. It is also expected to get a sunroof. Also see: Hyundai Creta facelift bookings open Jeep Compass Trailhawk Bookings have opened for the new top-spec trim of Jeep’s Mahindra XUV500 rival – the Trail Rated Compass Trailhawk. Already manufactured at FCA’s plant in Ranjangaon, the model is currently exported to Australia and Japan. The off-road-spec SUV gets 4WD technology from Jeep’s selection. Although the big news is that a diesel-automatic variant will be on offer for the first time. The 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel motor will be mated to a nine-speed automatic, rather than the six-speed manual offered on the current top-spec trim, the Limited (O) 4x4. Also see: 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk video review 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk review, test drive Jeep Compass Trailhawk image gallery Maruti Ertiga Spied recently, the new Ertiga is longer and slightly wider than the outgoing model. Its longer rear overhang should mean more space in the third row. Up front, this second-generation model also gets a more upright stance, with a high-set nose and front bumper. Wheels are expected to go up to a size of 16 inches. Maruti is likely to offer the new 104hp, 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel at launch, with a 1.5-litre diesel engine – currently under development in-house – replacing Fiat’s 1.3-litre diesel engine at a later date. Bentley Continental GT The third-gen sporty grand tourer from Bentley uses the Porsche-developed MSB (modular standard drivetrain) platform that’s also used in the new Panamera. The Bentley Dynamic Ride – a 48V electric active roll-control system from the Bentayga – also features on the new Continental GT. This, along with weight savings of about 85kg, makes the car even more agile than before. Propulsion is courtesy of a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 petrol engine that’s capable of doing 0-100kph in 3.7sec and reaching a top speed of 333kph. The insides are typically opulent. Honda CR-V Honda had brought the new CR-V to Auto Expo 2018; its USP – the seven-seat configuration. This third-gen model will replace the current one on sale and, unlike its predecessor, it will come with a new 160hp, 1.6-litre diesel engine option. A new nine-speed automatic may also be on the cards for this Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Compass rival. Also see: 2018 Honda CR-V review, test drive 2018 Honda CR-V diesel video review Mahindra MPV (U321) After being spotted testing frequently all over the country, Mahindra’s all-new three-row MPV will finally go on sale in the first few months of 2018. The company’s first monocoque-bodied MPV will be powered by a new 130hp, 1.6-litre mHawk diesel engine. We expect pricing [...]
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7th Pay Commission: Why government has no reason not to hike salaries of CG employees
There is a strong possibility that the hikes under the 7th Pay Commission will be implemented. There have been several developments in the past few months which has made the outlook of the government positive towards the Central Government employees. {image-seventh-pay-commission1-29-1511928230.jpg [...]
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Hopes for rare peaceful handover as Pakistan election date announced
Election to pit ruling PML-N party against that of former cricket star Imran KhanPakistan will hold a general election on 25 July in what could be only the second democratic transfer of power in the nuclear-armed country’s history.The election is expected to pit the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party against former cricket star Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party. Related: Nawaz Sharif has gone. But Pakistan’s high-level corruption survives | Tariq Ali Related: Shutdown of Pakistani TV network hints at army's bid for control Continue reading... [...]
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We need to free ourselves of discrimination, says Mohan Bhagwat
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday stressed on the need to unify India and make it a country free of social discrimination, and asked all citizens of the country to embrace each other. Bhagwat's comments came at [...]
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CBSE date sheet for Class 10, 12 exams announced
The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) has announced the schedule for exams for class 10th and 12th. CBSE date sheet 2018 is available at the official websites cbse.nic.in and cbseacademic.in. Lakhs of students, teachers and parents across the [...]
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Hero and TVS finish Dakar 2018 on a high note
After 14 grueling days, the high-attrition 2018 Dakar Rally finally came to an end with a concluding 120km run around Cordoba – the shortest stage of the rally since the opener. Hero Motosports’ Oriol Mena capped off his impressive Dakar debut with a strong sixth place finish in Stage 14. He finished the rally seventh overall, giving Hero its first top-10 Dakar result. “I enjoyed the last stage a lot and it felt as if these 120km were longer than my life. I aim at the finish line and have also won in the rookie class, so it’s a really good result,” said Mena. CS Santosh took his best Dakar finish yet, classifying 34th in the overall standings. This makes him the only Indian rider to have finished the Dakar Rally thrice. Commenting on his Dakar journey his year, Santosh said: “I had lots of ups and downs, some high points in the beginning, and then some lows as well. I think it was everything that you would envision a Dakar to be. My best Dakar so far, so I am really happy to be going home with that.” Despite Adrien Metge and Aravind KP’s early retirement, Sherco-TVS completed the rally in high spirits with Joan Pedrero 11th in the overall classification. 55-year-old Carlos Sainz clinched his second Dakar title, with a 44-minute lead over second-placed Nasser Al-Attiyah. [...]
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Rugs to riches: Meet the carpet manufacturer who defied all social stigmas
Rugs to riches: Meet the carpet manufacturer who defied all social stigmas [...]
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UK and India 'lay ground' for free trade deal with bilateral agreement
Countries sign bilateral agreement before Thursday’s Commonwealth summit in LondonBritain and India have laid the ground for a possible post-Brexit bilateral free trade deal and signed off on a series of commercial agreements worth up to £1bn, according to Downing Street.Brexit opponents claim the chances of Britain securing a trade deal with India superior to a Indian-EU deal are a fantasy unless the UK makes major concessions on Indian skilled labour accessing UK markets. Karan Bilimoria, the British Indian entrepreneur and life peer, insisted Modi’s priority was a free trade deal with the EU. Continue reading... [...]
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IPL 2018: Jos Buttler masterclass for Rajasthan stuns Chennai
Jos Buttler produced a batting masterclass as Rajasthan beat Chennai by four wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium to stay alive in IPL 2018 on Friday. [...]
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Jurgen Klopp praises ''brilliant fighter'' Zinedine Zidane on eve of Champions League final
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp called opposite number Zinedine Zidane "a fighter" before the Champions League final against Real Madrid and praised the Frenchman for his supreme record in Europe`s elite competition despite his short coaching career. [...]
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UP deputy CM says journalism started during Mahabharata, equates 'Narad Muni' with 'Google'
New Delhi June 1: Joining the list of BJP leaders linking modern inventions with ancient India, Uttar Pradesh minister Dinesh Sharma has claimed that journalism began during Mahabharata. Speaking at an event organised here to mark the 'Hindi Journalism [...]
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9 popular hangout spots in Delhi found serving expired beer
Before you gulp down your favourite brand of beer at a bar or a club in the city, make sure you check the expiry date on the bottle, especially after some establishments have been found serving "expired beer". The [...]
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WB reels under cold spell, similar conditions to continue: MeT
Icy winds walloped most areas in West Bengal intensifying the prevailing cold conditions even as the MeT office on Sunday forecast similar conditions for the next few days. While the western districts of the state experienced cold wave conditions, [...]
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Boris Johnson pushes Aung San Suu Kyi on Rohingya refugees
Foreign secretary tells de facto Myanmar leader refugees must return under UN supervisionBoris Johnson has told Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi the UN refugee agency must be allowed to supervise the return of Rohingya refugees, saying it was clear many were terrified to return home.The UK’s foreign secretary told reporters the charred homes of devastated Rohingya villages were like nothing he had seen before in his life, after visiting refugee camps in Bangladesh and northern Rakhine state in Myanmar. Related: Witness to a massacre: the former Myanmar soldier who saw his village burn Related: Rohingya refugees on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border – in pictures Continue reading... [...]
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Tripura higher secondary exams: These two papers rescheduled due to polls
Two papers of the higher secondary exams have been rescheduled in the event of the Tripura Assembly Elections 2018. The Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) has rescheduled exam of two papers of Higher Secondary examinations to avoid clashing [...]
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MP and Odisha bypolls 2018: 3 constituencies to go for polls tomorrow
Bypolls will be held in two key assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha's Bijepur assembly seat on Saturday. The by-elections in Madhya Pradesh are seen as providing an opportunity to gauge the mood of the state that will go for assembly [...]
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Swansea City scrape past Sheffield Wednesday into FA Cup quarterfinals
Swansea now face a last-eight home tie against Tottenham Hotspur or Rochdale. [...]
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Jeep unveils eight concept SUVs
Jeep is boosting the unveil of its all-new JL Wrangler with five design concepts based on the rugged off-roader and they will be revealed at the Easter Safari meet in Moab, North America soon. Four of the Wrangler concepts take the 4x4 in a new direction, having been designed by Jeep under design chief Mark Allen at its Auburn Hills ‘Design Dome’, while a Renegade, Wagoneer and further Wrangler concepts focus on Mopar tuning and aftermarket kits. “For us, the Wrangler is the nucleus of everything that Jeep does. Everything comes from the Wrangler,” says Allen. Jeep has made the Easter meet at Moab a focus for its design concepts because thousands of owners descend on the famous trails every year. Showing them at Moab is seen as a better way of targetting Jeep owners and potential buyers than glitzy motorshows, a policy understood to be pushed by FCA boss Sergio Marchionne. Jeep Sandstorm The most radical of Jeep’s Moab Wrangler concepts, the Sandstorm, is a Baja desert-racer with a cut-down body, smaller rear doors and high-articulation off-road axles, claimed to give 14 inches of front travel and 18 inches at the rear. Power comes from a 392 cu in (6.4-litre) hemi V8 and sand-grip 39-inch OD tyres help transmit the power to the ground. “We have really gone to town with the Sandstorm and created a real high-performance off-road Wrangler,” says Jeep boss Michael Manley. Jeep 4Speed Lightened by 950lbs, the 4Speed is a speedier, more nimble Wrangler inspired by earlier lightweight concepts: the Stitch (2013) and Pork Chop (2011). The HVAC and radio are removed, and have been replaced by a carbonfibre bonnet and wheel arches, while the roll-cage is fashioned from thin-wall cro -moly tubing. Power comes from the Wrangler’s new 2.0-litre turbo with 48V mild hybrid tech, which delivers higher performance courtesy of the reduced kerb weight. Jeep B-Ute The Renegade based B-Ute is named after a play-on-words of the 4x4’s internal codename - BU. Based on the off-road-focused Trailhawk model, it features a 1.5-inch suspension lift and disconnected front sway bars to improve off-road rock crawling. “This is a modern military look,” says design chief Allen. Inside, the luggage compartment is fitted out with military-style MOLLE universal equipment hangers. Jeep Wagoneer An all-new Wagoner is not far off, so as a styling and brand exercise Jeep has renovated a 1965 Wagoneer and updated it in an “Americana road trip style”. A rust-free donor car was sourced in California, stripped to a bare shell and the chassis boxed-in to boost rigidity. With new coil springs replacing the original leaf suspension, new steering, and modern disc brakes, Jeep prepped the Wagoneer for a 5.7-litre Hemi ‘crate’ engine, normally found under the hood of RAM trucks. Jeep Nacho The most realistic of all Jeep’s Moab concepts, all the bits on the Nacho can be sourced from Jeep Mopar dealers. Jeep says the whole kit of parts is priced from around $14k to fit on the two-door Rubicon donor car. To boost off-road performance the Nacho benefits from a 2-inch lift kit, 37-inch OD off-road tyres and 2.5-inch Fox off-road shocks. The tube doors, fuel-filler door and all-weather mats boost the looks. The extensive spotlight system is a prototype developed with Magnetti-Marelli. Jeep J-Wagon Based on a Wrangler Sahara, the J-Wagon is intended to add an urban look while retaining off-road performance. The bigger off-road tyres lift the chassis, while the raised intake stops dust entering the inlet of the J-wagon’s 3.6-litre V6 and new front wings from the Rubicon model boost trail performance. The paint job is known as “brass monkey”. “The colour scheme is warm grey with orange highlights for that urban style,” says Mopar boss Joe Danaher. Jeep Jeepster The second most-extreme Wrangler to be shown at Moab, the Jeepster features a 2-inch roof chop and 2.5-degree screen lay-back to re-create the ‘speedy’ styling of the 1966 Jeepster. The red and white paint job is a similar nod to the 1966 original. The Jeepster is also influenced by the aftermarket trend of relocating the Wrangler’s spare wheel into the rear cabin, so the outside wheel carrier can be modified to carry accessories. [...]
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Narshingh Yadav doping scandal: ‘Intruder’ who may have spiked Narsingh’s food identified?
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J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti apprises PM Modi of overall situation in state
Srinagar, Apr 9: J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and apprised him of the overall situation in the state, stressing on the need to end the cycle of violence by addressing alienation among [...]
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