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Bengal BJP: Is gap widening between Mukul Roy and Dilip Ghosh?
Kolkata, Oct 12: When Mukul Roy joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in November last year, speculation was on whether the state leadership of the party will have a smooth going with the former heavyweight Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader. Both Roy [...]
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India vs West Indies, 2nd Test Day 1 live updates
India take on West Indies on Day 1 of the 2nd Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad on Friday.  [...]
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Mizoram elections: Congress announces list of candidates, Thanhawla to contest from 2 seats
Aizawl, Oct 11: Mizoram Chief Minister and state PCC chief Lal Thanhawla would contest from two constituencies in the election to the 40-member state legislature to be held on November 28. The names of the candidates was announced by [...]
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Footage from inside Soyuz spacecraft shows crew at moment of failure – video
A Russian-American space crew have been forced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan after their Soyuz rocket suffered a failure shortly after launching from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in one of the most serious space incidents in recent yearsSpace crew abort flight after post-launch rocket failure Continue reading... [...]
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Rocket launches to be grounded while mid-air failure is investigated
Problem with Soyuz’s thrusters must be identified before space flights can resume, say expertsThe Russian Soyuz rocket that launches astronauts to the International Space Station will be grounded for months after two crew members were forced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan.American Nick Hague and Alexey Ovchinin from Russia were aboard the Soyuz rocket when it developed a thruster problem nearly two minutes after takeoff and were forced to make an emergency landing in their capsule. The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, announced an immediate investigation into the incident. Related: Space crew abort flight after post-launch rocket failure Continue reading... [...]
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Government tweaks customs duty on certain products
New Delhi, Oct 11: The Union Government on Thursday changed custom duty on certain products including telephones and smartwatches. The increased duties would be effective from October 12, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBIC) said in a notification. This [...]
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Tata Tiago NRG receives over 3,000 bookings
When the Tiago NRG was launched roughly a month ago, Tata Motors had said it hoped the new cross-hatch would further bolster Tiago sales, and so far, it has just done that, garnering a notable number of bookings - over 3,000 - since its launch on September 12. Speaking to Autocar India at the launch of the Tigor facelift, Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, said "The response to the Tiago NRG has been wonderful so far. Not even a month has passed since the launch, and we've already got more than 3,000 bookings." Tata Motors will hope this trend continues, as the Tiago continues to be one of its best-selling models. August 2018 was the Tiago's best month in terms of sales, with 9,277 units being sold, with the top-spec XZ trim seeing the highest demand. The Tiago NRG - available only in one fully-loaded trim - could possibly benefit from this buyer preference. To refresh your memory, the NRG is a beefier-looking version of the Tiago hatchback, with front- and rear-bumper add-ons featuring faux brushed-aluminium scuff plates, along with additional trim pieces on the running boards and wheel arches. Other visual differentiators include a black roof, black roof-rails, black wing mirrors and door handles. A big difference between the NRG and the standard Tiago is the raised ride height. The Tiago NRG cross-hatch boasts 180mm of ground clearance, as opposed to the 170mm seen in the standard car. The Tiago NRG is the only Tiago variant available with a 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that doubles as the reverse-camera display. It also gets the Tigor's four-speaker Harman sound system. Engine options include an 85hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 70hp, 1.0-litre three-cylinder diesel unit. The only gearbox on offer is the five-speed manual – the standard Tiago can also be had with a five-speed AMT. At its introductory price of Rs 5.50 lakh for the petrol and Rs 6.32 lakh for the diesel (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Tiago NRG is about Rs 28-29,000 more expensive than the standard Tiago. Tata will bring in the hotted-up JTP variant of the Tiago by Diwali, and it is expected to pack more power than expected. Read all about it here. Also see: 2018 Tata Tiago NRG image gallery 2018 Tata Tiago NRG launched at Rs 5.50 lakh 2018 Tata Tiago NRG vs rivals: Specifications comparison [...]
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House in UK, tennis club in Spain: ED attaches Karti Chidambaram's properties worth Rs 54 crore
House in UK, tennis club in Spain: ED attaches Karti Chidambaram's properties worth Rs 54 crore [...]
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Income Tax raids at The Quint premises, Congress questions freedom of press
Income Tax raids at The Quint premises, Congress questions freedom of press [...]
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Arunachal Pradesh: IAF chopper with 16 onboard makes emergency landing
Tezpur (Assam), Oct 11: An MI-17 helicopter of the IAF with 16 Air Force personnel on board on Thursday made an emergency landing in West Tuting of Arunachal Pradesh near India-China border due to technical problem, officials said. The [...]
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Aamir Khan quits Mogul over sexual assault case against director Subhash Kapoor
Mumbai, Oct 10: Superstar Aamir Khan on Wednesday announced his departure from an upcoming project while maintaining its anonymity, saying he has been informed of "sexual misconduct" on the part of the collaborator. In a joint statement by Aamir [...]
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Rocket failure forces astronauts to make emergency landing
US and Russian crew of Soyuz spacecraft reported safe after being forced back down to EarthA Russian-American space crew was forced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan after their Soyuz rocket suffered a failure shortly after launching from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in one of the most serious space incidents in recent years.The launch began as a routine affair. Missions bound for the International Space Station (ISS) have been conducted every few months for the past 20 years. But 119 seconds into T hursday’s flight, mission controllers on the Nasa broadcast began to speak of a failure. Related: The Apollo programme: first steps into space, 50 years on Continue reading... [...]
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Rafale: Reliance defence was freely chosen as offset partner clarifies Dassault
New Delhi, Oct 11: Dassault Aviation the maker of the Rafale fighter jets said that it had freely chosen to make a partnership with the Reliance Group. The clarification comes in response to a French media website claim that Dassault was [...]
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J&K: One jawan injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch
Srinagar, Oct 11: One jawan was injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir last night. Earlier on 30 Sep 18 in noon hours, Indian [...]
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India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli unhappy with ‘SG’, vouches for Dukes ball in Test Cricket
The Indian skipper expressed his displeasure at the SG Test ball's poor quality and said that England-made Dukes ball be used instead.  [...]
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'It's for my daughter's memory': the Indian village where every girl's life is celebrated
Grief-stricken after his daughter’s death, the chief of Piplantri village declared that every newborn girl would have a tree planted in her honour. In the process, he sowed the seeds of cultural, environmental and political revolutionShyam Sunder Paliwal knows his way through the trees. Pushing through low branches, he reaches a shady copse where a profusion of different varieties grow. Every evening, he comes here on his motorbike to see one tree in particular, a burflower – kadam in Hindi – that symbolises sublime love. In the silence of the copse, he wraps both arms tightly around the slender trunk and rests his head against it, eyes closed. “This is my daughter’s,” he says.Kiran, Paliwal’s 16-year-old daughter, died in 2006 – a tragedy he marked by planting the burflower tree. He went on to channel his grief into a mission. “She meant so much to me. How could parents kill a baby girl in the womb?” Continue reading... [...]
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Karti’s UK cottage, tennis club and properties worth Rs 54 crore attached by ED
New Delhi, Oct 11: The Enforcement Directorate has attached assets to the tune of Rs 54 crore belonging to Karti Chidambbaram, son of former union minister, P Chidambaram. The seizure was made in connection with the Aircel-Maxis case. Assets have [...]
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'Bizarre and Outlandish': Karti Chidambaram on assets seized in India, abroad
New Delhi, Oct 11: Minutes after the news of the ED's seizure broke, Karti Chidambaram took to Twitter and called it 'a bizarre and outlandish Provisional Attachment Order'. Karti insisted the provisional attachment order "is not based on law or facts [...]
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India-Russia may work together on resource rich Northern Sea Route
New Delhi, Oct 10: India and Russia signing a deal on S-400 Triumf air defence system has been a significant move in the direction of beefing up security measures by India looking at the threat perception that the country faces but [...]
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PM Modi's war cry to party workers ahead of 2019 elections
New Delhi, Oct 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with booth-level workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party from Raipur, Mysore, Damoh, Karauli-Dholpur and Agra. "I am fortunate that on the first day of Navratri, I have gotten the opportunity [...]
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Okinawa Ridge+ e-scooter launched at Rs 64,988
Okinawa Autotech has launched a new ‘+’ variant of the Ridge e-scooter at Rs 64,988 (ex-showroom, India). The company says that the new Ridge+ will build on the footsteps of its predecessor, the Ridge. The new scooter has a claimed top speed and range of 55kph and 120km (per charge), respectively. The 800W motor is claimed to be waterproof and features a new removable lithium-ion battery. This will enable people to carry the battery pack into their homes to charge it. Like its predecessor, the scooter continues to feature an anti-theft alarm, keyless entry and a 'find my scooter' function. The scooter also uses the same alloy wheels, tubeless tyres and telescopic suspension as the Ridge. Jeetender Sharma, managing director, Okinawa Autotech, said, “The Ridge+ offers great convenience by providing the detachable battery which makes the charging at ease. Users can take out the battery and carry to their home or office for charging.” He also said that it is equipped with a micro-charger featuring the auto-cut feature that gets the scooter up and running in two hours, flat. Okinawa is targeting to roll out 500 units of the Ridge+ e-scooter in October 2018, followed by 1,500 units in November 2018. We had spent a week with the older Okinawa Ridge, to read about our experience with the original model, click here. Also see:  Is the Okinawa Praise genuinely Indian? Okinawa Praise e-scooter launched at Rs 59,889 [...]
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Hyundai Santro AMT to be offered in two variants
Hyundai will bring out the new Santro on October 23, 2018 with five trim levels, of which the mid-spec Magna and Sportz trims come with both manual and AMT gearbox options. The same variants will also be offered with an optional factory-fit CNG kit, albeit without an AMT 'box. The Santro is the first model from the Korean carmaker to sport an automated manual transmission. Both AMT and manual transmission units will be mated to the same 69hp, 1.1-litre petrol engine. To keep all the variants within the model's price bracket, the 5-speed AMT gearbox will not be offered on the top-spec Asta trim. As a result, the two Santro AMT models are expected to miss out on features available on the Asta variant, such as the reverse camera, the rear air-con vents and the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. However, safety kit and basic features like a driver’s side airbag, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, steering-mounted controls and power-adjustable wing mirrors are expected to be on offer across the Santro line-up, as standard. Prices for the Santro's AMT variants are expected to be about Rs 30,000 more than the respective manual gearbox-equipped variant. As Hyundai is looking at pricing the new hatchback aggressively, expect the AMT variants to be at par with the Tata Tiago AMT (Rs 5.04-5.63 lakh) and will possibly undercut the Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT (Rs 5.49-5.94 lakh). All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi. Also see: 2018 Hyundai Santro vs rivals: Specifications comparison New Hyundai Santro to be sold in eight variants, bookings open 2018 Hyundai Santro review, track drive 2018 Hyundai Santro image gallery [...]
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Student drowns while trying to complete college project
Student drowns while trying to complete college project [...]
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Muzaffarpur shelter rape case accused Brajesh Thakur was running show from jail
Muzaffarpur shelter rape case accused Brajesh Thakur was running show from jail [...]
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Inquiry ordered over segregation of Hindu and Muslim students in Delhi school
New Delhi, Oct 10: After it emerged that a municipality school in Delhi's Wazirabad segregated Hindu and Muslim students in different sections, an inquiry has been ordered and the MCD School in charge was suspended. Delhi Government has ordered an inquiry [...]
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Govt cuts excise duty on aviation fuel from 14% to 11%
New Delhi, Oct 10: In the wake of falling value of Rupee and sharp increase in fuel prices, the Union Government has decided to slashed excise duty on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) from 14% to 11%. The airline companies [...]
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MHA orders compilation of fresh information on Rohingya in a set format
New Delhi, Oct 10: India deported seven Rohingya infiltrators to Myanmar around a week ago, however, identifying them has been a big issue as they are allegedly getting Indian identity documents made with the help of local touts. So Union ministry [...]
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Rafale: Govt upset with CBI director meeting Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan
New Delhi, Oct 10: The government is understood to be unhappy with CBI Director Alok Verma meeting former Union minister Arun Shourie and lawyer Prashant Bhushan who demanded a probe into the alleged corruption in the Rafale aircraft deal, with a [...]
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