Mohammad Shami returned figures of 4/66 in West Indies’ first innings. (Source: AP)
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Srinagar, Sep 7: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered the transfer of Director General of Police (DGP) Shesh Paul Vaid. DGP (Prisons) Dilbag Singh has been given the additional charge of the state police. The appoinment and transfer [...]
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Ferrari scored a hat trick at the International Engine of the Year awards 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany, clinching the overall trophy for the third consecutive year for its 3.9-litre V8 that powers the 488 Pista. The engine won by a huge margin to the Porsche 3-litre six-cylinder turbo and impressed the judges for its performance, emotion and advanced technology.
The 488 GTB gets the most powerful iteration of the V8, putting out peak power of 720hp and torque rating of 770Nm. This propels the Pista to 100kph from standstill in 2.8sec and onwards to 200kph time in 7.6sec. We exclusively drove a prototype of the Pista recently and were mighty impressed by its performance.
“In the 488 GTB, the 3.9-litre eight cylinder was a near-perfect example of a high-performance turbocharged engine, setting the bar so high that it swept aside rival powertrains. But redeveloped and tweaked for the 488 Pista, the best engine in the world just got better,” said Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the IEOTY Awards.
Apart from the overall prize, the 3.9-litre V8 won top honours in the ‘Performance Engine’ and the ‘3.0 to 4.0-litre’ categories as well.
In the Electric Powertrain category, which was created specifically for full-electric vehicles in 2017, Tesla’s all-electric powertrain was adjudged the winner. It also won the title of best 'Green Engine'.
Volkswagen's 999cc three-cylinder turbo won in the 'sub-1.0-litre' category unseating the Ford's popular Ecoboost, which reigned supreme for six years. The unit powers various VW Group models such as the Polo, Skoda Karoq, Audi Q2 and the Up GTI.
In the '1.0-litre to 1.4-litre' category, the PSA Peugeot Citroën 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine won for the fourth year in a row. The unit staved off competition from Volkswagen's 1.4-litre TFSI which powers the Tiguan amongst other models.
BMW's 1.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid from the i8 continued its winning streak, securing a fourth consecutive win in the '1.4 to 1.8-litre' category. In the '1.8-litre to 2.0-litre' category, Porsche secured its second win in a row with the 2.0-litre turbo that powers the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman.
In the '2.0-litre to 2.5-litre' category, Audi's 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo powering the RS 3 and TT RS was adjudged the winner. However, second placed Porsche 2.5-litre used in the 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS did give the Audi a run for its money.
Porsche's 3-litre flat-six turbo petrol powering the carmaker's 911 Carrera range was the juror's favorite in the '2.5-litre to 3.0-litre' category. It enjoyed a comfortable lead over the BMW's 3-litre six-cylinder unit that is equipped in the M4 Competition.
Securing a hat trick of wins, Ferrari's explosive 6.5-litre V12 emerged victorious in the 'above 4.0-litre' category. The unit, which powers the 812 Superfast, propels the rear-wheel drive F12 Berlinetta replacement to 100kph from standstill in 2.9sec. The V12 also clinched the best 'New Engine' award.
2018 International Engine of the year award winnersNew EngineFerrari 6.5-litre V12Green EngineTesla full-electric powertrainElectric PowertrainTesla full-electric powertrainPerformance EngineFerrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8Sub 1-litreVolkswagen 999cc three-cylinder turbo1-litre to 1.4-litrePSA Peugeot Citroen 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo1.4-litre to 1.8-litreBMW 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol electric hybrid1.8-litre to 2.0-litre Porsche 2.0-litre turbo2.0-litre to 2.5-litre Audi 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo2.5-litre to 3.0-litre Porsche 3-litre six-cylinder turbo3.0-litre to 4.0-litre Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8Above 4.0-litre Ferrari 6.5-litre V12International Engine of the YearFerrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8 [...]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people in India and abroad in the 45th episode of his 'Mann Ki Baat' programme at 11 am today. The 44th episode of the monthly programme will be aired [...]
New Delhi, June 29: The Patiala House court on Friday sent Major Nikhil Handa, accused of killing his colleague's wife, to a 14-day judicial custody On June 25, a Delhi Court granted Handa four-day judicial custody for allegedly killing Shailja Dwivedi, [...]
“We know all these players so well. We know them at a tactical level, we know what they are capable of doing and we know their individual qualities. I think it’s an advantage for our planning,” Chadli told a news conference after Belgium’s training session on the outskirts of Moscow. [...]
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Ozil, who faced a barrage of criticism for having his photograph taken with Turkey’s authoritarian President Tayyip Erdogan, was especially piqued by criticism from German Football Association head Reinhard Grindel, who he said blamed him for Germany crashing out of the 2018 World Cup.
In a shocking incident of corporal punishment, a LKG student suffered serious injury on her back after she was thrashed by her teacher at at Manjeera High school in Patancheru area of Telangana. As per the report by ANI agency, the [...]
New Delhi, Aug 14: Under attack over incidents of lynching, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said the government was not in support of such "despicable" acts or hate speeches by party leaders against minorities as he dismissed suggestions that it [...]
If successful, India would be fourth country to conduct manned space missionIndia will send an astronaut into space by 2022, the country’s prime minister has claimed during an annual independence day speech.Narendra Modi announced the target from the ramparts of the 370-year-old Red Fort in Delhi on Wednesday morning. “We have decided that by 2022, when India completes 75 years of independence, or before that, a son or daughter of India will go to space with a tricolour [Indian flag] in their hands,” he said. Related: Spacewatch: India loses contact with communications satellite Continue reading... [...]
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Lynk & Co, the new brand from Chinese car firm Geely, has unveiled its new 02 small crossover at an event in Amsterdam.
The 02, which will only feature electrified powertrains, sits alongside the bigger 01 SUV and a saloon called the 03 in the nascent company’s range. The firm says that 02 will offer 'sporty' handling to appeal to a European audience.
The 02 will initially sold internationally by 2020 using the three-cylinder 1.5-litre engine from the Volxo XC40, likely in both hybrid and plug-in hybrid form. A full electric version is planned, but it unlikely to arrive before 2021. That will use the same electric motor as the forthcoming XC40 EV. Lynk & Co, which has the same owners as Volvo, began selling cars in China last year. It says the new 02 is central to its plans to gain a share in the European market.
Like the 01, the 02 is built on Geely's Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform, also used by Volvo for the XC40. The platform is highly adjustable, and the 02 has a shorter wheelbase, lower ride height and wider rear track that the 01. It also has stiffer rear suspension, to make it more sporty. The 02 will be offered in a range of two-tone colours schemes, with a limited number of 'personas' instead of trims.
Lynk & Co has put a heavy focus on in-car connectivity, with large touchscreens and infotainment systems, along with what it claims is the ‘world’s first in-car share button’. Lynk & Co models won’t feature traditional trim levels and options. Instead, the firm says it will offer a series of one-price collections.
Along with its other Volvo-based models, the 02 will be built at Volvo’s factory in Ghenk, Belgium. The company says that its models will be designed with European handling tastes, with an emphasis on being fun to drive.
Lynk & Co's focus on 'globally connected urbanites' was also shown by a new partnership with online designer retailer Tictail, who will work with the car firm on a collection entitled 'The City Dweller Series'. [...]
Patna, Apr 7: In a Bihar Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a decision was taken to reduce the fee for various competitive examinations for women candidates of all categories of the state. The decision was taken on Friday [...]
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The Jodhpur High Court will on April 25 hear a plea by the Rajasthan Police to pronounce the judgement in a rape case against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu to avoid any law and order situation in the city. The [...]
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Chennai beat Delhi at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Monday to go back on top of the 2018 IPL standings. [...]