Chennai, Oct 2: A specific threat to the Cuddalore jail in Tamil Nadu has once again raised the question about the big presence of the Islamic State in the state. Tamil Nadu and the ISIS have had a long association and [...]
New Delhi, Oct 2: The fuel prices across India hit an all-time high on Tuesday (October 2). The price of petrol was increased by 12 paise in Delhi and it now stands at Rs 83.85 per litre in the national capital. [...]
More than 700,000 Rohingya have fled violent clashes and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar’s Rakhine state since August last year. Photographer Hardy Amo makes the train journey through the scattered camps and villages where Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims once lived side by sideThe train leaves Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, and slowly begins the 11-mile journey to the village of Zaw Pu Gyar, edging across a stretch of countryside where Buddhists and Muslims once lived peacefully as neighbours.But this is a land now marked by segregation and carrying the scars of brutal clashes between the two communities. Tensions have remained high since the violent riots of 2012, when the Muslims were expelled from the capital and pushed into makeshift settlements. Continue reading... [...]
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 2: Acclaimed violinist Balabhaskar, who was undergoing treatment in a hospital following a road accident, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday. He was 40-years-old. Balabhaskar and his family had met with an accident on September 25. While [...]
New Delhi, Oct 2: During the recent visit of President of Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to India, the visiting leader not only supported a comprehensive reform in the United Nations but also in the United Nations Security Council for global [...]
New Delhi, Oct 2: October 2 is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti. Much has been said and written about the Father of the Nation, who is fondly called as Bapu. Also Read | Now, Railways not to mark Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary as [...]
Former Test batsman Sanjay Manjrekar on Monday backed day-night Test matches saying that it will increase viewership. [...]
India, who had qualified to the quarters after a gap of 16 years, fell short of their first-ever merit entry into the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. [...]
Bengaluru, Oct 1: Our modern day lives can be extremely hectic but we also read so many inspirational stories of people, taking that moment from their day and time to do an extra bit, not for themselves, but for others. Ushering [...]
New Delhi, Oct 1: Outgoing Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Monday said that Indian judiciary has been strongest judiciary in the world having capability to handle mind boggling number of case. "Our judiciary has been strongest judiciary [...]
On the eve of the 2018 Paris motorshow, Renault has taken the wraps off of its ‘A-segment, SUV-inspired, electric vehicle’, the K-ZE. The K-ZE that will get its global unveil at the motorshow is, in effect, the all-electric version of the Kwid. Described as a global model, the production car will first go on sale in China in 2019, before making its way to other markets around the globe. India is one of the markets in consideration for the product.
Renault has not revealed full details as yet but claims the K-ZE has a range of 250km in the NEDC cycle. The car features double charging that will be compatible with domestic plugs and public charging infrastructure. The charging port is positioned on the right flank of the car.
The K-ZE's look is a development of the standard Kwid’s now-familiar styling. The show car sports narrower headlamps, a restyled ‘grille’ with a larger Renault lozenge and a redone front bumper with a more pronounced scuff plate and larger fog lamps. Flashy (and seemingly larger) wheels as well as blue highlights across the body also help distinguish the K-ZE’s look. At the rear, the show car also carries more detailed tail lamps. Highlights within the cabin include a central touchscreen, a reverse camera and rear parking sensors.
The production K-ZE will be manufactured in China by e-GT New Energy Automotive Co, a Joint Venture with Dongfeng Motor Group and Nissan. Don’t expect Renault to be in a tearing hurry to bring the e-Kwid to India, though. Inadequate charging infrastructure aside, costs are a major issue. Renault engineers who we’ve spoken to have said that, at present, a typical EV costs at least 60 percent more to manufacture than its conventional engine-powered version. Until such time that Renault can rein in costs of components like battery packs (partially possible, if the Kwid EV clicks in China) the model is unlikely to come to India, soon.
Assam government launches wage compensation scheme for pregnant women in tea garden districts [...]
New Delhi, Oct 1: The Delhi High Court on Monday freed activist Gautam Navlakha, one of the five rights activists arrested in connection with Koregaon-Bhima case, from house arrest. The Delhi High Court granted him relief, saying the Supreme [...]
As the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus were receiving the update to Android 8.1 Oreo, Moto announced the Moto One Power, the company’s first phone under the Android One programme. The two events ma... [...]
A decade after former Miss India walked off a set alleging sexual harassment, Bollywood is now paying attention Tanushree Dutta was sheltering inside her trailer on the set of a Bollywood music video. Outside, she recalled, a crowd of men were banging at the door. They demanded the actor emerge and finish her shoot. She refused.When Dutta’s parents finally arrived and picked her up, footage from the 2008 incident shows the men surrounding the car, shattering the windshield and trapping the family inside. Related: Bollywood sexual harassment: minister for women writes to film-makers Related: Bollywood sexual harassment: actors speak out on Indian cinema's open secret Continue reading... [...]
Mumbai, Oct 1: The government on Monday took control of the debt-laden Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS), whose recent defaults have roiled the markets. A Mumbai bench of judges M K Shrawat and Ravikumar Duraisamy approved the takeover of [...]
New Delhi, Oct 1: The issue of Pakistan issuing some postage stamp has been in controversy including Burhan Wani being depicted as freedom fighter. Pakistan has issued some other postal stamps in support of the terrorists and terrorism in the valley. [...]
New Delhi, Sep 30: The price of Compressed natural gas (CNG) has been hiked in Delhi-NCR region. Price of CNG has been increased by Rs 1.70 per kg in Delhi and Rs 1.95 per kg in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad. [...]
New Delhi, Oct 1: Today's Google Doodle honours the 100th birth anniversary of Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy, an ophthalmologist who dedicated his life to eliminating blindness. Dr. Venkataswamy, who was known as Dr. V to his friends and admirers throughout the world, was born [...]
New Delhi, Sep 30: Subsidised cooking gas (LPG) price was on Sunday hiked by Rs 2.89 per cylinder to Rs 502.4 per cylinder. The price of non-subsidised LPG at Delhi will increase by Rs 59.00 per cylinder in October 2018 mainly [...]
Ferrari`s Sebastian Vettel could see his hopes of a fifth Formula One world title fading with the Sochi sunset on Sunday after falling 50 points behind Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton with five races remaining. [...]
Both teams started off quiet, with Villarreal earning ball possession and trying to force the visitors to leave spaces, but with no success. [...]
New Delhi, Oct 1: Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is considered as one of the most important leaders of India's freedom struggle. His principles of non-violence and satyagraha continue to influence political leaders and movements till date. Every year on [...]
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 30: Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Sunday informed the Kerala authorities that the huge number of Rohingyas travelling to the state by train and are traveling in groups with their families. "All Rohingyas are travelling in groups along with [...]
Chennai, Sep 30: The Madras High Court on Sunday ordered the removal of unauthorised banners put up for M G Ramachandran centenary celebration. More than 1,800 illegal hoardings have been erected across the city for the MGR centenary celebrations which will [...]
Skoda's first large SUV has notched a new production landmark. The 2,50,000th Kodiaq rolled out of the Skoda Auto plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic, on Tuesday.
The carmaker’s first large SUV was revealed in September 2016 at the Paris motor show. Production of the bold SUV began in end-2016 and in a span of less than two years – 23 months to be precise – it has produced 2.5 lakh units – an impressive milestone. Today, the Kodiaq is one of the Czech brand’s best-selling models and is seeing a sustained demand for the same. In the first eight months of this year alone, over 1 lakh vehicles were delivered to customers.
The 2,50,000th Kodiaq is a SportLine model in Meteor Grey and will be delivered to a customer in France. The SUV is currently manufactured at six factories. In addition to the plant in Kvasiny, the large SUV is also produced at sites in Changsha in China, Nizhny Novgorod in Russia, Aurangabad in India, Solomonovo in Ukraine and Ust-Kamenogorsk in Kazakhstan.
Introduced in India in February 2017, the Kodiaq had sold 2,174 units in the country by end-August 2018.
Skoda’s SUV portfolio currently includes three cars including the Kodiaq – the compact Karoq as well as the Kamiq, which is produced in China for the local market. Soon, the Kodiaq will get another variant in the form of the Kodiaq RS. The 240hp Kodiaq RS will make its debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, this October. [...]
Electronic Stability Control or ESC is a life saver. ESC counters oversteer or understeer in corners, or a loss of traction on slippery surfaces by braking individual wheels and even reducing engine power until stability and driver control is restored. The good news is the technology will become mandatory on Indian cars by 2023. But what are the most affordable options with ESC already on sale? Read on to find out.
(All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi.)
7 – Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 AT Delta: Rs 9.8 lakh
The facelifted Maruti Suzuki Ciaz gets a new 1.5 petrol engine that is offered with manual and automatic gearbox options. What’s nice to know is that all versions of the automatic come with ESC as standard. The feature is a new addition to the Ciaz.
6 - Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend+ AT: Rs 9.75 lakh
The Ford EcoSport gets ABS and dual airbags as standard across the range, but the top-spec models get further safety equipment in the form of fouradditional airbags and ESC. This makes it one of the safest compact SUVs in our market.
5 – Volkswagen Polo GT TSI: Rs 9.33 lakh
The Volkswagen Polo is one of the safest hatchbacks on sale in India. It scored 4 stars on the Global NCAP’s crash rating and is equipped with dual airbags and ABS as standard, as well. The Polo GT TSI variant, however, comes with the added safety of ESC.
4 – Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 TDI AT Comfortline Plus: Rs 9.21 lakh
Volkswagen’s compact sedan not only features a sophisticated dual-clutch gearbox but also scores high on safety. Dual airbags and ABS are standard, and the diesel-automatic also gets ESC thathelps rein in the engine’s power at times.
3 – Ford Aspire 1.5 Titanium AT: Rs 8.78 lakh
The Aspire automatic features safety kit like dual airbags, ABS, traction control and ESC. This makes it among the safest compact sedans you can buy today. Expect the upcoming facelifted Aspire to offer the same levels of safety.
2 – Ford Figo 1.5 Titanium AT: Rs 8.25 lakh
The Ford Figo automatic might be pricey as hatchbacks go but, dual-clutch gearbox aside there is another reason to extend your budget for one. And that is ESC. Hill Launch Assist is also part of the package. The updated Figo that is also coming soon will carry these features for sure.
1 – Ford Freestyle 1.2 Titanium MT: Rs 7.41 lakh
At the moment, the most affordable car in India with ESC is the Ford Freestyle 1.2 Titanium. It gets active rollover protection that cuts engine torque if the car senses an impending rollover. You also get dual airbags andopting for the Titanium+ version will take the airbag count to six. [...]
DTC driver turns into Delhi Police DCP to extort money from truck drivers [...]