Narendra Modi wields a staff and stretches over a boulder in fitness regime shared onlineNarendra Modi, whose supporters boast of his physical prowess and indifference to sleep, has shared the secrets to his morning fitness regime in a video in which the Indian prime minister wields a staff, walks backwards and flexes over a boulder.The “refreshing and rejuvenating” benefits of his exercise workout were posted online on Wednesday, and also included a meditative stroll along a path inspired by nature. Related: Yoga with Modi: Indian PM stars in cartoon video of poses Continue reading... [...]
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At least three Rohingya refugees have died and more have been made homeless after lethal mudslides in camps in BangladeshAt least three three Rohingya refugees have died in Cox’s Bazar after extreme monsoon rains hit the refugee camps causing lethal mudslides.A 3-year-old Rohingya boy died and his mother was injured when the mud walls of their house in Kutupalong settlement collapsed while they were sleeping. Two Rohingya refugees were killed in Balukhali camp. Mohammad Ali, 20, died after he was crushed by an uprooted tree on Tuesday morning, while a Rohingya woman died after she was crushed in her shack when the rain triggered a landslide. Related: Myanmar and UN announce deal for return of Rohingya Continue reading... [...]
The counting of votes for election in Bengaluru's Jayanagar constituency, which went to poll on June 11, would be held today. Jayanagar is one of the two constituencies in the State where polling was postponed by the Election Commission. The polling in [...]
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee although he is responding to treatment and is on antibiotics, he is likely to remain in AIIMS hospital for few more days, according to reports. According to News 18 TV reports, Vajpayee will [...]
The sit-in staged by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues at Lt Governor Anil Baijal's office entered the third day on Wednesday. After spending two continuous nights on a sofa in the waiting room of L-G's home, Kejriwal [...]
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Patent images of the all-new BMW Z4 – announced by the brand back in 2015 – have surfaced online. These images show the car's swept-back headlights, flat rear lights and wide kidney grilles. They reveal every angle of the car's styling to remain true to that of the 2017 concept. The automaker previously confirmed a 2019 unveil of its new Z4 at Pebble Beach in August – a month before its specifications are to be announced at the Paris motor show.
The upcoming Z4 model is expected to go on sale in March 2019 and has been caught by cameras during testing for more than a year. The latest sighting showed the car wearing production-spec bodywork covered by a light camouflage. The new sports car sits on smaller-diameter wheels than previously spotted cars, which suggests that the spotted car is a lower-spec model. An earlier video showed the car cornering at pace, wearing winglets on its nose (suggesting that BMW was assessing the car's performance when under load).
On a mechanical level, powering the new Z4 will be a choice of BMW's latest turbocharged petrol engines. The Z4 sDrive30i will get a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder that produces about 251hp, while more powerful variants will get the turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder unit shared with the M240i, producing about 355hp. Both engines will come with standard rear-wheel drive and a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox.
BMW's decision to equip the Z4 with the same rear axle as the M3 and M4 suggests its hardware will be compatible with their 430hp, twin-turbo, 3.0-litre straight-six or the M2’s 370hp, turbocharged, 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine. These motors get a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission driving the rear wheels. This also indicates that the Z4 would have an M variant, which will get bespoke bodywork and a more focused chassis set-up.
The Z4 shares parts with the upcoming Toyota Supra and is similarly expected to be offered with a hybrid drivetrain. Such a drivetrain would likely come with four-wheel drive. The car's relation to the Supra is part of Toyota and BMW's decision to co-develop a new sports car platform.
While the Z4 will be a convertible, Toyota's new Supra will be a spiritual successor to the original Supra and as such will be a hardtop – as shown by spotted development cars. Inspiration for the new Supra's design has been taken from the striking FT-1 concept, first seen at the Detroit motor show in 2014. [...]
The special PMLA court in Mumbai issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in connection with the Punjab National Bank loan default case. Nirav Modi and his family left India in January before the CBI and ED started investigating [...]
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New Delhi, June 12: Delhi BJP leaders termed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues' sit in at the L-G office a "drama" and "mockery of democracy", and claimed that it was done keeping in mind the general elections next [...]
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has made another arrest in connection with the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh. The SIT arrested a man identified as Parashuram Wagmare from Sindagi in Vijaypur district. He was produced before 3rd ACMM court on Tuesday. [...]
Virat Kohli was the star attraction as he received the prestigious Polly Umrigar Trophy (Cricketer of the Year). [...]
Zinedine Zidane quit Real Madrid on May 31 as the coach, saying he had decided to leave at the top and that it was time for a change for himself and the club. [...]
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BJP's YA Narayanswamy won the Karnataka South East Teachers' Constituency by 2000 votes. JDS' Maritibbe Gowda won Karnataka South Teachers' Constituency by 360 votes against Congress' M Laxman. Counting of votes is underway for four other legislative council seats. [...]
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday seized an under construction mall which was being built by Lalu Yadav's family in Patna. Reports say that Bihar's biggest mall was supposed to come up there, but the construction was stopped and the land [...]
The country has become "slave" to a handful of BJP-RSS leaders, Congress president Rahul Gandhi alleged today and asserted that the entire opposition will unite in six months to a year to show the trio -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP [...]
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today pitched for a national-level entrance test for "talent infusion" into the subordinate judiciary. But at the same time, he made it clear that he was not rooting for a national-level judicial service on [...]
A little feminism goes a long way in parts of rural India where the number of women who die in labour has been cut by 90 percentThe message is written on a poster, hung between trees that offer shade but little relief from the blazing sun. It spells out what has been achieved in this rural Indian village: “We no longer die in childbirth.”For the women of Purabgaon, in the Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh, expectations had always been clear. Get married young, then have back-to-back pregnancies. Those babies would be delivered in unsanitary conditions at home by a dai, a village midwife with no training and many superstitions. Continue reading... [...]
The United Kingdom should not be viewed as a safe haven for wanted criminals of other countries, India said today, even as Britain confirmed fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi's presence on its soil. India's clear message was conveyed to [...]
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram questioned the veracity of the letter seized by police on Rajiv Gandhi-like plot to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it is "unverified", and noted that it was government's duty to provide foolproof protection and security [...]
Mahindra’s new MPV, known by its codename U321, has been repeatedly spotted testing across the country, and now we are just months away from its launch. Here are the most important things to know about the upcoming model:
Typical Mahindra looks
The U321 has only been seen under heavy camouflage but even so, a few design and styling details are clear. For one, the U321 will have a cab-forward design, with the A-pillar pushed far forward to maximise cabin space. Interestingly, the U321 also boasts a low floor despite its body-on-frame construction. Spy shots also reveal a shorter version of the typical Mahindra toothy grille and slim (for its size) wrap-around headlamps with LED daytime running lamps (expected only on higher trims). LED inserts on the tail-lamps have also been seen. The top-spec variant is also expected with five-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels shod with chunky Apollo Apterra tyres.
Seven- and eight-seat configurations will be on offer
Mahindra will offer a degree of flexibility in its seating configuration, with seven- and eight-seat versions on offer. Based on the spy images, higher variants of the production-spec MPV will get a dual-tone dashboard with piano black and faux aluminium trim, and chrome-finished air con vents. The pictures also give an idea of the equipment the MPV will come with. A new-design steering wheel with audio controls, an auto climate control system, air con vents for all three rows of seats and the XUV500’s touchscreen infotainment system are some of the features you can expect.
It will get a new 1.6-litre diesel engine
The MPV will come powered by a new 1.6-litre diesel engine from the brand’s mFalcon family. The turbo-charged, four-cylinder diesel engine is expected to make power in the region of 130hp. While there is no word on the transmission options, we expect the U321 to come with a six-speed manual gearbox at launch. Mahindra could also look at an automatic in the future.
It is expected to be priced between Rs 10-15 lakh
The Mahindra U321 MPV is expected to slot right in between the upcoming new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Toyota Innova in size, but will be closer to the former on price. Competition will also come from the likes of the Renault Lodgy and the Honda BR-V.
It’s just one of three new Mahindra for 2018-19
For 2018, Mahindra has planned three major utility vehicle launches, one of which is the production-spec U321 MPV. The brand will also bring its SsangYong Tivoli-based sub-four-metre SUV, to rival the Tata Nexon and the Ford EcoSport (currently codenamed S201), and the Mahindra-badged all-new SsangYong Rexton to rival the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour. [...]