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Millionth Q5 rolls out from Audi Ingolstadt plant
The Q5 continues to be the best-selling SUV since 2008 launch; 266,968 units sold last year. [...]
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Suresh Rana and co-driver Parminder Thakur win the 2016 Dakshin Dare
T Nataraj aces the Ultimate Bikes category while Ganesh Moorthy and co-driver T Nagarajan take home the Endurance trophy. [...]
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Hyundai Creta Anniversary Edition, Creta E+ petrol launched in India
Anniversary edition based on Creta SX+. Hyundai has launched two new variants of the Creta in the Indian market: the Hyundai Creta Anniversary Edition and Hyundai Creta E+ petrol. Based on the SX+ grade, the Creta Anniversary Edition adds a contrasting black roof, black-painted C-pillar and integrated spoiler, etc. The Hyundai Creta Anniversary Edition is priced at INR 12.23 Lakhs and INR 13.76 Lakhs (both ex-showroom Delhi), for the petrol and diesel MT variants respectively. Based on the SX+ grade, the Creta Anniversary Edition adds a contrasting black roof, black-painted C-pillar and integrated spoiler, dual tone 17-inch alloy wheels from SX(O) grade, bright silver skid plates, body graphics, Inside, it features a dual tone black and grey dashboard with red accents around the HVAC vents, fabric upholstery with red inserts and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Feature list is identical the regular Creta SX+ grade. Hyundai has also introduced a new variant that sits above the base Creta E, the Hyundai Creta E+. Also Read: Bookings for 2016 Hyundai Elantra start in India Along with that, Hyundai has also introduced a new variant that sits above the base Creta E, the Hyundai Creta E+. It adds a bit more equipment such as a touchscreen audio system, steering-mounted audio and bluetooth controls and tweeters, roof rails, power-operated ORVMs with LED turn indicators & rear AC vents. Like the base E grade, it’s only available with a 1.6L VTVT petrol engine paired to a 6-speed MT. Its priced at INR 9.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Hyundai Creta Anniversary Edition – Image Gallery [...]
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Suzuki Vitara compact SUV confirmed for Brazilian market – Report
Will be showcased at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show. Suzuki has confirmed that it will launch the fourth generation Suzuki Vitara in Brazil. The company has announced that it’s bringing the Vitara soon to Brazil, but hasn’t revealed the launch date or any specific details as to the features and specifications planned for the country. The 2016 Suzuki Vitara is available with three engine options in Europe. The fourth generation Suzuki Vitara was introduced at the 2014 Paris Motor Show and entered production in March 2015. The Euro-spec 2016 Suzuki Vitara measures 4,175 mm in length, 1,775 mm in width and 1,610 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,500 mm and a ground clearance of 185 mm. In Europe, the 2016 Suzuki Vitara is offered with three engines. The M16A 1.6-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder unit that develops 88 kW (117.96 hp) and 156 Nm of torque is the least powerful petrol engine. Another, more powerful petrol engine available is the K14C 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit that produces 103 kW (138.07 hp) and 220 Nm of torque in the Vitara S. Lastly, there’s the D16AA 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel unit good for 88 kW (117.96 hp) and 320 Nm of torque. Transmission choices include 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. The fourth-gen Suzuki Vitara will be imported in Brazil from Hungary. Also Read: Next-gen Suzuki Jimny SUV to be based on ladder-frame platform Like the Suzuki S-Cross, the Suzuki Vitara will be imported from Hungary. It’s expected to be launched in late-2016 or early-2017. Brazilian media reports say that the compact crossover will be showcased at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show in November. Suzuki Vitara S – Image Gallery [...]
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Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition launched in UK
Powered by a 3-cyl turbo-petrol engine. Hyundai has introduced the Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition in the UK. The special edition i20 has been designed, engineered and built in Europe. The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition is powered by a 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine. The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition, as the name suggests, is powered by a 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged three-cylinder petrol motor producing 74 kW (100 PS) at 4,500 rpm and 171 Nm of torque at 1,500-4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Turbo Edition model has a CO2 emissions rating of 104 g/km and a fuel consumption rating of 4.5 L/100 km (22.22 km/l). Hyundai offers the 1.0-litre T-GDi engine model with a 6-speed manual transmission also, in which the turbocharged unit produces 88 kW (120 PS) at 6,000 rpm, while the torque output remains unchanged. The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition is based on the Hyundai i20 SE grade. Noteworthy features include automatic lights with dusk sensor, 16-inch alloy wheels, Black/Grey interior, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control with speed limiter, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation and reversing camera. The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition is based on the Hyundai i20 SE. Also Read: Hyundai to rename ‘i’ models The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition is priced from £12,975 (INR 11.33 lakhs) and will reach UK showrooms this month. Exterior colour choices include Polar White, Aqua Sparkling, Sleek Silver, Stardust Grey, Phantom Black and Red Passion. Hyundai i20 GO! – Image Gallery [...]
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2016 Toyota Innova spied in Malaysia ahead of launch
Malaysia could get the Innova from the Indonesian manufacturing plant. The 2016 Toyota Innova has been spied testing in Malaysia by Paultan reader Daran. Introduced first in Indonesia in November last year, the second generation Toyota Innova was launched in India just months back, in May, and has over 30,000 bookings to speak for. The 2016 Toyota Innova was introduced in November last year; Indonesia was the launch market. The 2016 Toyota Innova measures 4,735 mm in length, 1,830 mm in width and 1,795 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,750 mm. In India, the all-new Innova is sold as the Innova Crysta, and offered in 7- and 8-seat versions. Currently two engine options are offered in India: 2GD-FTV and 1GD-FTV. The 2GD-FTV is a 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 110 kW (150 PS) at 3,400 rpm and 343 Nm of torque at 1,400-2,800 rpm. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard for this engine model. The 1GD-FTV is a 2.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that delivers 128 kW (174 PS) at 3,400 rpm and 360 Nm of torque at 1,200-3,400 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2016 Toyota is available with two petrol and two diesel engine options globally. Also Read: Toyota Calya mini MPV revealed – In 15 Images In other markets, the 2016 Toyota Innova is offered with the 1TR-FE 139 PS 2.0-litre Dual VVT-i naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine as well as the 2TR-FE 164 hp 2.7-litre Dual VVT-i naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine. In Malaysia, the first-gen model is currently sold only with the 1TR-FE engine. 2016 Toyota Innova – Image Gallery [Image Source: Paultan] [...]
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List of world’s best-selling cars in H1 2016 revealed
F2M Global Mobility Database has released a report listing the best-selling cars in H1 2016 globally. Here are the world’s top 10 cars on the basis of sales during H1 2016. 1. Toyota Corolla – 6,34,298 Unsurprisingly, the top-most selling car during H1 2016 globally was the Toyota Corolla. Toyota managed to sell 6,34,298 units of the car. However, the sales declined by 1.2% compared to H1 2015 (6,41,850). 2. VW Golf – 5,00,630 Volkswagen sold 5,00,630 units of VW Golf during H1 2017 globally, which although being impressive given the “diesel-gate” scandal, was 1.8% lower compared to H1 2015 (508,829). 3. Ford F-Series – 4,78,384 Ford sold 4,78,384 F-Series pickup trucks during H1 2016 globally, registering a 12.6% growth from H1 2015 (4,24,884). 4. Ford Focus – 3,67,479 The Ford Focus, the VW Golf’s rival, witnessed a steep decline during H1 2016 from H1 2015 with the sales dropping by 16.4%, from 4,39,584 to 3,67,479. 5. Hyundai Elantra – 3,63,490 The Hyundai Elantra‘s sixth generation model is yet to show its colours globally, as the car’s sales declined during H1 2016 from H1 2015 by 9.7% , from 4,02,526 to 3,58,602. 6. VW Polo – 3,58,602 The VW Polo is the only sub-compact car to have made it to the top ten list during H1 2016. However, the sales dropped by 1.8%, from 3,65,257 during H1 2015 to 3,58,602. 7. Toyota RAV4 – 3,46,791 Toyota sold 3,46,791 units of the Toyota RAV4 during H1 2016, 10.8% more than it did during H1 2015 (3,12,993). 8. Toyota Camry – 3,39,611 The Toyota Camry witnessed an 11.7% decline in sales during H1 2016 compared to H1 2015; the sales dropped from 3,84,421 then to 3,39,611 now. 9. Honda CR-V – 3,33,697 Honda sold 3,33,697 units of the Honda CR-V during H1 2016, 3.9% more than it did during H1 2015 (3,21,038). 10. Chevrolet Silverado – 3,07,845 Unlike for H1 2015, when the pickup truck’s sales were 3,10,981, the Chevrolet Silverado made it to the top ten list for H2 2016 registering a half-yearly sales of 3,07,845, which translates to a 1.0% decline in sales. [...]
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Sleep disorders may increase risk of stroke
The findings suggest that people who have had a stroke or a mini-stroke, called a transient ischemic attack, be screened for sleep disorders. People with sleep disorders like insomn [...]
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Health tips: 7 ways to prevent liver diseases
Liver diseases can kill you! (Source: Thinkstock Images) With changing lifestyle, there’s been a sharp rise in liver diseases. Alcohol and obesity are the most common causes [...]
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Indian-American among top 25 women in US healthcare
An Indian-American Harvard Professor has been named as one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare in the US by Modern Healthcare magazine. Tejal K Gandhi, president and chief executive officer of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has been named as [...]
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Sikh group lauds USCIRF for recognising violation against them
Obama’s visit to India in Jan 2015, SFJ had petitioned Barack Obama with 100,000 asking him to raise the issue with the government. (Picture for representational purposes only)[/caption [...]
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From the lab: Understanding CHARGE syndrome, courtesy zebrafish
We at the CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, have been studying it in the embryo of a small fish called zebrafish that is found in the waters of eastern India.[/captio [...]
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Stuck With Them Pretty Pictures
Film Director Rituparno Ghosh. (Source: Express archive photo) How is the Bengali film industry doing, my non-resident Kolkatan friends often ask me when they come down for their ye [...]
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Now enjoy cuisine of Indian Railways in Abu Dhabi
In a unique opportunity for the UAE foodies to savour diverse Indian cuisines, a local restaurant has come up with sumptuous meals served on Indian Railways over hundreds of years. Indigo restaurant offers the best from across India in three set menus, ea [...]
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Mumbai’s Ronak Nanda wins Culinary Clash in US
Ronak’s three-course menu impressed diners, guest judges, and Luce’s Michelin-star Chef Daniel Corey. Mumbai-born Ronak Nanda has won this year’s Culinary Clash, a coo [...]
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Vismayam movie review: Mohanlal’s film is trying hard to appease middle-class values
Mohanlal’s Sairam character was easy on the eyes. Though his face is clearly showing weariness of ageing, his eyes still perform and the actor’s dialogue modulation is impeccable as ever. [...]
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Bogeybird in the bushes
The coucal is partial to groves, large gardens, fields, wooded areas et al and seems to prefer hopping to flying. At the time this happened, we were fairly new to Delhi (as I was to [...]
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LeEco’s LeMall for All shopping festival to be held on August 9
  LeEco has announced that it first LeMall for All shopping festival will be held on August 9. The festival will last for one day, during which customers will get a chance to purchase LeEco products lik... [...]
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August 6, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Assam Floods
A look at The Indian Express front page 40 years ago. Assam is in the grip of the fourth wave of floods, after a 10-day dry spell. This time the wrath of the floods is directed at t [...]
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Small step forward
When the government tabled the transgender bill in the Lok Sabha earlier this week, India took a step towards becoming one of the few countries that have anti-discrimination laws aimed to protect transgender people. The bill confers upon transgender perso [...]
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PM to lay foundation of Rs 10600-cr Telangana power project
Hyderabad, Aug 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the first phase of NTPC's Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) tomorrow. NTPC will establish the project in two phases, 1600 MW (2x800MW) in Phase-I and 2400 MW [...]
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Prohibition Bihar: Cheers for toddy
It is sad to see a promising politician stumble and be in danger of falling flat on his face. Till the Janata Dal United's setback in Bihar in the last parliamentary polls, its foremost leader, Nitish Kumar, was riding high. He [...]
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Bolt vs Them
Minutes after landing in Rio, Usain Bolt was asked if, during his long flight from home, he had dreamt about winning his third Olympic treble. “I didn’t sleep at all,” he said with a drawl. He isn’t the only one tossing and turning at night wonder [...]
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Narendra Modi on cow vigilantes: Here is hoping gau rakshaks get the message
  MyGov Townhall: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the public at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally spoken, silencing [...]
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Stone rage pushing Kashmir back to stone age
Srinagar, Aug 6: It's been almost a month and Kashmir is still in disarray. The region has been locked down -- the separatists have been raging over the July 8 killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani, and the security forces are [...]
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Assam terror attack: Kokrajhar remains tense, toll rises to 14
Kokrajhar, Aug 6: Tension continues to simmer here a day after militants of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) triggered grenade blasts and shot at civilians, even as the number of dead rose to 14 on [...]
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Google and Dashlane’s new approach to password management is YOLO
  When you think YOLO, the 4-letter acronym that was all the craze a few years ago, the first thing that comes to mind are college kids and teens who used You Only Live Once as a mantra to engage in all... [...]
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A constitutional adventure
The GST council, arguably, makes the states significant decision partners in national-level macro-economic management. (PTI Photo) The GST, if fully enacted, will not just be one of [...]
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