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Maya Kodnani acquitted in Naroda Patiya riot case
The Gujarat High Court has acquitted Mayaben Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya riot case. The court held that there was no criminal conspiracy by her and the witnesses were not reliable. The court also acquitted Ganpat Chhara and Haresh [...]
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'Reconsideration of Justice Joseph’s elevation not revenge', says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Union Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad has rejected the narrative that the government had turned down the elevation of Justice K M Joseph to the Supreme Court due to his judgment on president's rule in Uttarakhand. The government is well [...]
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Jayalalithaa's videos from hospital released ahead of R K Nagar bypoll
A day before the R K Nagar bypoll, TTV Dinakaran has released a video showing Jayalalithaa in the hospital. In a strategically timed move, Dinakaran's team has released the footage to counter suspicion of Jayalalithaa being unconscious throughout her treatment at [...]
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EC orders probe after Congress flags over 60 lakh 'fake voters' in MP
EC orders probe after Congress flags over 60 lakh 'fake voters' in MP [...]
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Saraikela encounter: 1 CoBRA Commando, policeman killed; Chopper sent to airlift injured
One commando of the elite CoBRA force and a policeman were killed in an encounter with the Maoists in Jharkhand's Saraikela region on Thursday. The policeman was initially injured, but it was later reported that he succumbed to his injuries. Two [...]
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PM Modi hosts dinner for \"Friend\" Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a private dinner for his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and wife Sara at his 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence on Sunday night. "Delighted to welcome Mrs. Netanyahu and PM @netanyahu to 7, Lok Kalyan [...]
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CPI(M) asks cadres to organise protests against polarisation
New Delhi, Jun 24: The CPI(M) central committee on Sunday asked its units across India to organise protests against the BJP-led central government, alleging that the four-year rule of the dispensation has seen "unprecedented" attacks on people's livelihood and sharpening of [...]
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Two British climbers rescued from Pakistan mountain
Austrian Christian Huber was killed when an avalanche crushed the trio’s tentPakistan’s air force has rescued two British climbers after an avalanche crushed their tent near the top of a mountain in northern Pakistan, killing the third member of the party.Bruce Normand and Timothy Miller raised the alarm on Saturday night after tumbling snow and ice trapped them 5,900 metres (19,400 ft) up Ultar Sar, a mid-size mountain in the Karakoram range that includes K2, the second-tallest mountain in the world, and spans the border of China, India and Pakistan. Continue reading... [...]
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Infocus Turbo 5
   Good battery backup is something I personally look for when buying a phone. I usually commute for long periods and want to keep myself entertained while I travel, a feeling that I think many... [...]
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Mumbai dance bar case: SC fixes next hearing on August 8
Mumbai, July 24: The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the matter and fixed its next hearing of the Mumbai dance bar case, where, the bar owners have challenged the stringent norms regulating bars on August 8. The Maharashtra government has justified [...]
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Tripura recorded over 85 per cent voting during repolling at 6 booths
Agartala, Feb 26: On Monday, repolling was held at six booths in six Assembly constituencies in Tripura. Repolling saw more than 85 per cent voter turnout, according to IANS. According to ANI, repolling witnessed 37.07 per cent voter turnout till 11 am. [...]
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Madhya Pradesh: Eight swept away in flash flood in Shivpuri
Shivpuri (MP), Aug 15: At least eight merrymakers were swept away while bathing in Sultangarh Waterfall in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh today, police said. Over 40 others are stranded as of tonight, they said. "Eight persons have been [...]
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Larger than life, Atal Vajpayee, the leader who took everyone along
New Delhi, Aug 17: The BJP rode on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's larger than the party image and avuncular manners to win over new allies and back to back victories in Lok Sabha elections in 1998 and 1999 to [...]
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Female smokers at higher risk of brain bleed
Women indulging in smoking are more at risk of developing bleeding inside the lining of the brain.  Women indulging in smoking are more at risk of developing bleeding inside the li [...]
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First 3D printed car on roads by 2019
The world’s first 3D printed car looks set to make production next year – and its maker believes it previews an “inevitable” change that’ll affect the whole industry. Produced by Chinese company Polymaker and Italy-based vehicle manufacturer X Electrical Vehicle (XEV), the Smart-sized LSEV is almost entirely made using 3D printing technology, which creates parts from the ground up, layer by layer. Only a few components, such as the chassis, glass windscreen and tyres, are made using conventional methods. This means that, like most 3D printed products, waste material produced from the production of the vehicle is drastically reduced – something that Polymaker boss Xiaofan Luo said will “inspire more [car] companies to adopt 3D printing”. 3D printing has also enabled Polymaker to reduce the number of plastic parts in the car from 2000 (using conventional built methods) to just 57 – a vital improvement that could help to significantly reduce the environmental impact of car production. A prototype for the LSEV demonstrates the performance it can offer. The prototype is claimed to be capable of a 93-mile range and can do 43mph. It weighs 450kg – close to half that of a Smart Fortwo. The LSEV is on display at Shanghai’s China 3D-printing Culture Museum. It will be shown at the Beijing motor show next month. It took three days to build the prototype and XEV expects production to eventually total around 500 units per year on a single production line. When sales open sometime in late 2019, likely to be in China first, prices are estimated to start at about £7100. Luo believes that the LSEV will soon be followed by more 3D printed cars. He said that: “The availability of more functional high-performance materials will enable 3D printing to be used on many more applications.” He described 3D printing production as “an inevitable trend in the [car] industry”. Established manufacturers have recently begun to use 3D printing for component production. Mini offers 3D printed trim that can be completely customised, while Bugatti has developed a 3D printed brake caliper that it claims is 2kg lighter but tougher than the previous part. [...]
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Manufacture, Sale and Distribution of 439 Drugs prohibited in India
New Delhi, August 2 The government today said it has prohibited the manufacture, sale and distribution of 439 drugs in the country. {image-jpnadda-26-1461674460.jpg www.oneindia.com} "The government has so far prohibited/restricted/ suspended 439 drugs for sale, sale and distribution in the country. [...]
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1.24 km river ropeway planned to boost tourism in Goa
Panaji, Aug 8: A 1.24 km long ropeway, linking Panaji to the picturesque Reis Magos village and home to one of the most popular Portuguese-era fort, is being planned over Mandovi river, Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said on Monday."The length [...]
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Congress warns people to be wary of BJP's ‘lies and deception'
Accusing the BJP of dividing the people to be in power, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala warned people to remain vigilant against such attempts. He said that the BJP came to power at the Centre and in Haryana on the basis of [...]
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India can't be run by 3 people, Oppn to unite in 6-12 months: Rahul Gandhi
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 [...]
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Kia Sportage: 5 things to know
Korean carmaker Kia has big plans for India. It will start its India innings in 2019 with the production version of the SP Concept, following which it will add four more models to the line-up. A compact SUV will be part of this mix and, as we reported, the Stonic and Grand Carnival are also under consideration. The Sportage, which was part of Kia’s massive Auto Expo 2018 exhibit, could also be on the cards for India. Here are five things you need to know about the attractive Kia SUV: Looks that match its name The model that Kia brought to the Auto Expo was the fourth-gen Sportage. It is a decidedly sporty looking SUV that carries Kia’s latest styling language with aplomb. Kia’s trademark ‘Tiger Nose’ grille is the focal point at the front, and comes flanked by large headlamps that help to accentuate the sporty look. Even from the side and rear, the Sportage exhibits an athletic design with a sloping roofline, a large rear spoiler and dual-exhaust pipes. The Korean brand also came out with a facelift for the model recently, which comes with tweaked lighting details at the front and rear, slightly different bumpers and new wheels available in 17- to 19-inch sizes. The top-spec trims get LED fog lamps and even sportier detailing. A range of engines on offer The facelift that was revealed wasn’t a mere nip-and-tuck job. The brand took the opportunity to introduce a new 1.6-litre diesel engine (replacing the older model’s 1.7-litre motor) in 115hp and 136hp states of tune. While the previous model’s 1.6-litre turbo-petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines continue unchanged, the 2.0-litre diesel also gets the option of a hybrid powertrain in international markets. All-wheel-drive is available as an option for the 136hp 1.6-litre diesel, 1.6-litre turbo-petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines. If brought to India, expect the Sportage to share its cousin, the Hyundai Tucson’s, 185hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine. Kitted up Even the base trim of the Sportage gets a decent level of kit, at least in international markets. This equipment includes front fog lights, hill-start assist and descent control, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, DAB radio and cruise control. Higher-spec variants get the option of either a 7.0-inch or 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an eight-speaker JBL sound system, a panoramic sunroof, a reversing camera, parking assist, adaptive bi-xenon headlights and LED front fog lamps. The recently revealed facelift added a smart cruise control system (which can bring the car to a halt or pull away in traffic) and a 360-degree camera. Hyundai Tucson rival The Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson are built on the same platform. Remember, Hyundai owns Kia. Given that the two models are about the same size and uses similar powertrains too, the cousins will be rivals too. Aside from the Tucson, the Sportage would also take on the Jeep Compass and Volkswagen Tiguan. Honda is bringing its new CR-V to India soon and while it will be a rival to the Sportage on price and power, the Honda has the advantage of a third row of seats. Under evaluation for India launch The potential that the Sportage has for the Indian market is undeniable, with Kia currently evaluating the model to be brought to India in completely knocked down units, and then assembled at the brand’s facility in Andhra Pradesh. Besides sharing a number of parts with the Tucson, this localised assembly would also help keep costs in check and provide for competitive pricing. Should the Sportage be one of the Kias you’d like to see on sale in India? Let us know in the comments section below. Also see: Kia Stonic: 5 things to know Kia holds first supplier meet in New Delhi Kia Grand Carnival: 5 things to know [...]
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WATCH: Man attempts stupid selfie stunt, train knocks sense into him
WATCH: Man attempts stupid selfie stunt, train knocks sense into him [...]
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High tide in Mumbai as heavy rain lashes the city; BMC on alert
Mumbai, July 15: Mumbaikars, already battling waterlogging due to heavy rains, faced another tough battle in the form of high tide on Sunday. The highest tide of the season at 4.97 metres is predicted to be at 1.49 pm on Sunday, [...]
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TDP MPs meet Lalu Prasad Yadav in Patna
Patna, July 17: Ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs met with RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in Patna on Tuesday and handed over TDP President & Andhra Pradesh CM N.Chandrababu Naidu's letter seeking cooperation. {image-tdp-1531813263.jpg [...]
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The big picture: Afghanistan’s largest state school for girls, Herat, 2009
Monika Bulaj’s photograph of Afghan schoolgirls back in class following the fall of the TalibanDozens of young girls are hunched over their books, white headscarves glowing in the dim light, chasing an education, maybe one day even a degree and a job. One is standing up, glancing out of shot towards a teacher, or perhaps just caught up in her dreams.The image, The Hidden Light of Afghanistan, was captured by Polish photographer Monika Bulaj as part of the Aftermath Project, which aims to document the complicated, messy realities of life in the wake of conflict. Bulaj’s subjects are the Afghans the west claims it went to war for in 2001 – all the women shut out from education and work by the Taliban, children whose lives were suffocated by the narrow strictures of extremism. Continue reading... [...]
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Pakistan declares 26/11 attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed a terrorist
Pakistan declares 26/11 attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed a terrorist [...]
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Top 5 bikes under Rs 2 lakh in India
Some years ago, it was unimaginable to spend over a lakh on an India-made motorcycle (barring Royal Enfields, of course). Today, this Rs 1-2 lakh segment is one of the fastest growing in the Indian market. Unsurprisingly, this bracket also encompasses some of the most interesting, fun and relatively accessible motorcycles in the country. And as always, we’re looking at the ex-showroom prices, not the final on-road costs. Note: All the prices mentioned here are post-GST. Yamaha FZ25 After years of waiting for Yamaha to launch a quarter-litre motorcycle in India, it finally surprised us this year with the FZ25. The bike sports a squat, muscular stance much like the FZ16 and manages to look quite pleasing, albeit not as intimidating as some of Yamaha’s larger streetfighters. It gets a 249cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor that not exactly is a shining example of power and performance, but does dish out a healthy dose of refinement and linear power delivery. Weighing 148kg, the FZ25 is among the lighter bikes in this class, which makes for acceptably sprightly acceleration. And with a claimed mileage of 43kpl, it certainly seems to be one of the most efficient motorcycles in this segment as well. It is sprung a bit on the stiffer side, but that does endow it good handling characteristics, although it is not the best in class. It doesn’t get features such as ABS yet, however, it does pack an LED headlight as well as an all-LCD instrument cluster. The FZ25 might not be setting benchmarks in this category, but with its practicality, comfort, refinement and charming design, it is certainly one of the most easily likeable bikes here. Power: 20.9hp at 8,000rpm Torque: 20Nm at 6,000rpm Price: Rs 1.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) Also read: 2017 Yamaha FZ25 review Bajaj Pulsar RS200 The Pulsar RS200 is the company’s flagship model and the only faired motorcycle in its range. It has been around since 2014, and its last noteworthy update came in 2017 with the arrival of the BS-IV emission norms. To refresh your memory, the RS200 is summarily the faired version of the NS200; which, in turn, is Bajaj’s spin on a fun motorcycle produced by its Austrian counterpart – the KTM 200 Duke. However, the RS200 is more than just another motorcycle with a lot of bodywork. The bike has a completely different frame and suspension set-up than the KTM and is a seriously fast and capable motorcycle in its own right. Underneath the fairing sits a 199.5cc motor paired to a six-speed gearbox. This liquid-cooled, four-valve, single-cylinder engine is similar to the KTM but uses a unique triple-spark-plug SOHC layout. The result is a healthy 24.5hp output at 9,750rpm with a peak torque of 18.6Nm at 8,000rpm. Like some of its competition, the RS misses out on LED headlights. However, the projectors it is equipped with do a very good job of lighting up the road. The Pulsar also has decently sized brakes – 300mm up front and 230mm at the rear – and also offers a single-channel ABS. That being said, all is not perfect with the RS200. The fit and finish levels need to improve and the styling is not to all tastes. Power: 24.5hp at 9,750rpm Torque: 18.6Nm at 8,000rpm Price: Rs 1.26 lakh (non-ABS), Rs 1.38 lakh (ABS) (ex-showroom, Delhi) Also read:  2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS200 comparison Bajaj Dominar 400 Thanks to Bajaj, we got the first India-made power cruiser last year – the Dominar. Styled to look like the Ducati Diavel’s baby sibling with its low-slung, muscular stance, the Dominar packs quite a bit of road presence. There are some very interesting design choices as well, such as mounting the tell-tale lights on the fuel tank in a secondary instrument dashboard rather than around the all-digital primary instrument console. And it has the performance to match its beefy looks as well, as it packs a motor derived from the 373cc mill found in the KTM 390. Sure, it only gets a single camshaft, so it does lack a bit of the top-end performance of the orange machine. But thanks to three sparkplugs in the head and an engine specifically tuned for bottom-end performance, you get improved fuel efficiency and a whopping 28Nm (of the total 35Nm) of torque coming in at just 3,000rpm. This means brisk low-speed acceleration; and the Dominar can also manage to cruise comfortably at speeds of 120-130kph. It stops short of being a long-distance tourer, thanks to a small fuel tank, capacity of 13 litres, and a stiff suspension. But because of its setup, it does manage great handling characteristics; and with optional dual-channel ABS, stopping power isn’t an issue either. The Dominar promises and delivers a very thrilling riding experience. Power: 35hp at 8,000rpm Torque: 35Nm at 6,500rpm Price: Rs 1.62 lakh (dual-channel ABS) (ex-showroom, Delhi) Also read: 2017 Bajaj Dominar 400 re [...]
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India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I: Heinrich Klaasen, JP Duminy come good as the Proteas level series at 1-1
Heinrich Klaasen and skipper JP Duminy sparkled with the bat as South Africa beat India by six wickets in the 2nd T20I to level the three-game series at 1-1 at Centurion's SuperSport Park on Wednesday.  [...]
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‘Teary eyed' Kamal Haasan pays tribute to Sridevi in a video message
In a video message expressing grief over the demise of actress Sridevi, actor turned politician Kamal Haasan on Sunday got emotional and said her stardom was well deserved. Haasan, who worked with Sridevi in over 25 films, said her stardom was [...]
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