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Delhi: Modi attends Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas' wedding reception
New Delhi, Dec 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attended Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas's first wedding reception at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi. After tying the knot in two elaborate ceremonies at Jodhpur's [...]
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Can Imran Khan be trusted?: Here is what Army veterans have to say
New Delhi, Dec 5: Imran Khan has been making strong statements for betterment of India-Pakistan ties ever since he took the office of PM. Even last week during the Kartarpur Corridor event, Khan dwelled on peaceful coexistence, but put the onus [...]
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Year-end discounts on Jeep SUVs
Jeep dealers are now offering discounts and benefits on their models in a bid to clear the old stock of cars. Buyers can now avail these offers and get themselves a Jeep SUV at discounted rates or with other benefits. Before buying a Jeep vehicle, take a look at how much you can save on each model. JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Save up to Rs 6 lakh Jeep’s flagship SUV, the Grand Cherokee, has not been a sales sensation in our market. Hence, Jeep dealers are offering the petrol Grand Cherokee Summit variant with a sizeable discount of Rs 6 lakh. The 3.0-litre V6-equipped diesel Grand Cherokee too is being offered with a Rs 3 lakh discount for the limited variant. The performance-focused SRT Grand Cherokee is powered by a 6.4-litre HEMI V8 motor that puts out 461hp and 624Nm of torque. This variant is currently available with a Rs 3 lakh discount from dealers. Prices for the Grand Cherokee start at Rs 78.82 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) JEEP WRANGLER Save up to Rs 8.50 lakh The Jeep Wrangler is a rugged off-roader with go-anywhere capability. Jeep has brought the Wrangler to India as a CBU unit, which is the cause for its expensive price tag. Right now, Jeep dealers are offering a Rs 5 lakh discount on the diesel-powered Wrangler. The petrol version of the Wrangler is also offered with Rs 5 lakh discount for the 2018 model year and a massive Rs 8.50 lakh off for the 2017 model year. As prices for the Wrangler start at Rs 58.74 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), you’ll be able to save about 10 percent with these deals. JEEP COMPASS Save up to Rs 73,400 The Compass has been the manufacturer’s best-seller in our market and is available with 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel and a 160hp, 1.4-litre petrol engine options. The Longitude 4x2 and Option variants are being offered with a Rs 50,000 cash benefit (or on an exchange offer) as a part of the brand's year-end discounts. The Limited 4x2 and 4x4 variants are available with a Rs 25,000 cash discount or Rs 50,000 as a part of an exchange offer. Similarly, the Limited Option 4x2 and 4x4 models have a Rs 58,400 cash benefit or a Rs 50,000 exchange bonus. Dealers are offering the most cash benefits on the Limited Option Black Pack variant of the Compass SUV. Both the 4x2 and 4x4 versions have a Rs 73,400 cash discount with a Rs 50,000 exchange bonus as a part of year-end discounts. The rival to the Hyundai Tucson is priced at Rs 15.40 lakh for the base petrol trim and Rs 22.90 lakh for the top-spec 4x4 diesel variant. Compass deals are not applicable on the Sport Petrol MT, Sport Diesel, Limited Plus 4x2 and 4x4 and 1.4 DDCT variants. Disclaimer: Discounts vary from city to city. Please check with your local dealer for exact discounts, which may not match figures quoted here. Also see: Year-end discounts on Innova Crysta, Fortuner, Yaris and more Year-end discounts on Baleno, Ciaz, S-cross and Ignis Year-end discounts on Renault cars and SUVs Upcoming Jeep Low-D SUV for India will share Compass platform India-spec Jeep Compass Trailhawk spied [...]
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Kumbhakaran Lift Yojana? BJP roars after Rahul Gandhi blunder
Kumbhakaran Lift Yojana? BJP roars after Rahul Gandhi blunder [...]
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How will lotus grow in Tamil Nadu without the Sun? Stalin asks BJP
How will lotus grow in Tamil Nadu without the Sun? Stalin asks BJP [...]
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Rajasthan polls: Number of candidates with criminal cases shoots up, crorepatis also in fray
Rajasthan polls: Number of candidates with criminal cases shoots up, crorepatis also in fray [...]
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Panasonic TH-55FX800D TV
  Buying a flagship TV generally means going for an OLED TV but if you are someone that will watch TV in a brightly lit environment or a room with a lot of sunlight, then chances are you will need somet... [...]
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US army chief says death toll of Afghan security forces is unsustainable
Lt Gen Kenneth McKenzie says Afghan forces cannot secure the country without helpThe death toll among Afghanistan’s security forces will not be sustainable, even with the stalemate in the fight against Taliban militants, according to the Pentagon’s pick to be the next head of US Central Command.“Their losses have been very high. They are fighting hard, but their losses are not going to be sustainable unless we correct this problem,” Lt Gen Kenneth McKenzie said during a Senate armed services committee hearing. Related: Taliban hails 'helpful' US talks as boost to Afghan peace process Continue reading... [...]
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AgustaWestland: How ’Fix it guy’ Michel managed the Indian media at Rs 330 crore
New Delhi, Dec 5: The alleged fix it guy in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, James Christian Michel has finally been extradited to India. He was brought down to India after losing an appeal in a Dubai court where he had [...]
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Don’t make a song and dance or rush to media, Jaitley advises agencies amidst CBI row
New Delhi, Dec 4: Weeks after public bickering between two top CBI officials, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday laid out cardinal principles for investigative agencies ranging from maintaining the utmost level of professionalism to remaining faceless and resisting the temptation [...]
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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino sympathises with his old club Southampton
Tottenham right back Kieran Trippier has recovered from a groin injury and is available for selection. [...]
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Gritty Azhar Ali leads Pakistan out of trouble against New Zealand
Azhar, who finished the day unbeaten on 62 off 169 balls, helped Pakistan recover from the loss of two early wickets to trail New Zealand by 135 runs with seven wickets remaining. [...]
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Hockey World Cup: Australia seals quarterfinals berth after China hold Ireland 1-1
World number 1 Australia scored three goals in the final quarter to register their second consecutive win in Pool B at the Kalinga Stadium. [...]
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UP Constable Result 2018, how to check
New Delhi, Dec 4: The UP Constable Result 2018 will be declared today. Once declared the same would be available on the official website. The candidates who will clear the examinations successfully have to appear in the Physical Efficiency [...]
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'My life is spent in this car': Uber drives its Indian workers to despair | Amrit Dhillon
After promises of high earnings, fare cuts and increased commission have left drivers with car loans they can’t pay off Moham Kumar wolfs down a few spoonfuls of spiced black chickpeas for lunch between passengers.It is 3pm. Kumar has been on the roads of the Indian capital since 9am without a break. He will continue driving until 9pm or 10pm. This is his routine, seven days a week. “When I get home my daughter is asleep. My life is spent in this car,” he says. Related: 'I can't breathe': older women do double the unpaid work of men, says study Continue reading... [...]
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BJP MLA gives different spins to killing of Inspector at Bulandshahr
Ballia, Dec 4: The police inspector who died during the Bulandshahr violence was killed in police firing, BJP MLA Surendra Singh claimed on Tuesday, denying any role of Bajrang Dal members in the death. Terming the incident "unfortunate", the Rohaniya legislator [...]
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RSS-affiliated think tank to release interaction-based book on triple talaq
New Delhi, Dec 4: India Policy Foundation (IPF), a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) affiliated think tank, is releasing a book on triple talaq called ‘Triple Denial of Justice, Dignity and Equality. The book is being published both in Hindi and English. [...]
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I'm Telangana's agent, not of BJP or Congress, says KCR
Hyderabad, Dec 3: TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao said Monday he was only an "agent" of the people of Telangana and not anyone else's, amid accusations that he was the BJP's "B team" and also the Congress' "agent". "He [...]
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TRS, Cong, TDP, AIMIM dynastic parties, becoming 'threat to democracy': Modi
Hyderabad, Dec 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the TRS, Congress, TDP and AIMIM of perpetuating dynastic and family rule, saying these parties were becoming a "threat to democracy". [Telangana elections: Rahul calls KCR 'Khao Commission Rao'] [...]
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SCOOP! JLR to pull out of 2019 Geneva Motor Show
Jaguar Land Rover will not participate in the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, as part of cost-cutting measures after its business suffered a serious blow due to low sales in China and waning diesel demand in Europe. One of the largest shows in the automotive calendar, the Geneva Motor Show showcases a flood of innovative technology and advanced design from various automakers. Even the production version of JLR’s 400hp all-electric I-Pace and the Range Rover SV Coupé made its debut at the 2018 edition of the motor show in the Swiss city. Following heavy losses in the previous quarter, Jaguar had announced that it will undertake steps aimed at driving a two- to three-year turnaround to improve profitability and cash flow. In fact, the carmaker recently conducted a two-week shutdown at its plant in Solihull. The British carmaker posted its second successive quarterly loss in the three months ending September 2018, with a post-tax loss to the tune of 101 million pounds (around Rs 908 crore). JLR sold 1,29,887 vehicles between July and September, recording a 13.2 percent decline year-on-year. Revenues declined 11 percent to 5.6 billion pounds (around Rs 50,201 crore). JLR said the recently begun trade war between China and US created consumer uncertainty and hurt demand. In an ironic turn of events that depicts a reversal of fortunes, JLR’s parent company and homegrown carmaker Tata Motors is expected to occupy a bigger space than usual at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The carmaker marked its 20 years at the 2018 edition of the motor show, with the global unveiling of the sleek all-electric EVision Sedan Concept. JLR, however, won’t be the only carmaker conspicuous by its absence as reports suggest Swedish carmaker Volvo could also give the 2019 Geneva Motor show a miss. [...]
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Nissan Kicks to be showcased at Autocar Performance Show 2018
As the Autocar Performance Show 2018 draws closer, here’s news of a brand new SUV that’ll be present at the show – Nissan will bring the Kicks SUV to APS 2018, making this the first time the SUV will be on display for enthusiasts in Mumbai. Revealed in October as a rival to the Hyundai Creta, the India-spec Nissan Kicks retains almost all the cues that are present on the international model we drove in September. What’s new on the India-spec Kicks is a redesigned front bumper with faux air inlets above the fog lights and an aluminium skid plate, all of which is meant to add a dash of toughness to the Kicks' appearance. Also present on the India-spec Kicks are LED headlights and a new honeycomb mesh design for the grille, flanked by a more angular ‘V-motion’ chrome band. Size-wise, the India-spec Kicks is bigger than the international model. It measures in at 4,384mm, 89mm longer than the model sold abroad, and is wider (1,813mm) and taller (1,656mm), with a longer wheelbase (2,673mm). It's based on an updated version of the Alliance's M0 platform (and not on Nissan's V platform), which also underpins the Renault Captur. Interestingly, while the Kicks is longer and taller than the Captur, it has the exact same wheelbase. Ground clearance on the India-spec Kicks is rated at 210mm. While the interior remains under wraps for now, what we can tell you is that the India-spec Kicks will have more space on the inside compared to the international model thanks to the increase in size, and will also likely have more boot space than the international Kicks' 432 litres. A 7.0-inch ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be part of the package, as will several other segment-firsts such as a 360-degree surround-view system and a telematics-enabled smartwatch. It is likely the India-spec Kicks will likely have the same engine and gearbox options as the Nissan Terrano, Renault Duster and Captur: the tried-and-tested 110hp, 1.5-litre diesel motor, and a 106hp, 1.5-litre petrol engine. Gearbox options could include a 6-speed manual for the diesel and a 5-speed manual for the petrol. A CVT gearbox on the petrol and an automatic transmission on the diesel engine will be offered with the Kicks, though some time after it has launched. As it will be positioned above the Terrano in Nissan's line-up, expect prices for the Kicks SUV to range from Rs 9.4 lakh to 15 lakh (ex-showroom) when it is launched in January 2019. The Nissan Kicks is set to take on the Hyundai Creta. Also see: 2018 Autocar Performance Show dates announced Autocar Performance Show 2017 report Autocar Performance Show 2017 image gallery Nissan Kicks to get segment-first features 2019 Nissan Kicks vs rivals: Specifications comparison [...]
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Lucknow: Local BJP leader stabbed to death by unidentified assailants
Lucknow: Local BJP leader stabbed to death by unidentified assailants [...]
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Owaisi accuses Naidu of 1999 police attack on him
Owaisi accuses Naidu of 1999 police attack on him [...]
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A N Jha appointed as new as Finance Secretary
New Delhi, Dec 3: AN Jha, Secretary, Expenditure, has been appointed as the new Finance Secretary, a government order said Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has cleared Mr Jha's appointment to the post after [...]
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Fortnum’s can lead tea workers’ struggle | Letters
The West End store must tell the estates from which it buys its tea that their workers need a pay rise, writes Fiona GoochFortnum & Mason has announced profits of £9.6m, buoyed by the sales of its loose leaf tea from Assam (Calming cuppa lifts fortunes for Fortnum & Mason, 30 November). At the same time, women in Assam are being paid less than £1.90 (167 rupees) a day to pick tea.If Fortnum’s wants better conditions for tea workers, it needs to follow the example of Yorkshire Tea and publish the list of the estates it buys from. And it needs to send a signal to suppliers in Assam that it would welcome a significant wage increase for workers. Continue reading... [...]
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India poised to be counted among top 3 nations, says Rajnath Singh
Jaipur, Dec 3: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh asserted Monday that India would soon be counted among the top three countries in the world as its economy is poised to expand at a fast rate. Addressing an election rally [...]
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Instead of passive protest, BJP workers actively helped the Congress to defeat their party in MP
New Delhi, Dec 3: The Congress in Madhya Pradesh is hopeful more on the fact that party has a fair chance of winning election as angry Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers unlike on earlier instances this time round worked for the [...]
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SC to hear pleas on 22 fake encounters in Gujarat, when Modi was CM
New Delhi, Dec 3: The Supreme Court will hear a plea on the 22 alleged fake encounters that took place in Gujarat when Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of the state. The petitions were filed by veteran journalist, B G [...]
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