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Xiaomi Mi LED TV 4A Pro 49-inch
  The biggest problem with buying a budget smart TV in India today is that all of them run on AOSP (Android Open Source Platform). This means that even though you have access to hundreds and thousands o... [...]
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BJP appoints election in-charges for poll-bound states
New Delhi, Oct 3: Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Wednesday appointed Union Ministers J P Nadda, Prakash Javadekar and Dharmendra Pradhan as the party's election in-charges for Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh respectively, a party statement said. The [...]
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Maharashtra BJP MLA quits, cites 'corruption' in Rafale deal as reason
Mumbai, Oct 3: A day after he met Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Wardha, BJP MLA Ashish Deshmukh Wednesday resigned from the Maharashtra Assembly, citing alleged corruption in the Rafale deal as the reason. Deshmukh had Tuesday announced his decision [...]
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BJP to fight Mizoram assembly elections alone: Ram Madhav
Aizawl, Oct 4: The Bharatiya Janata Party would fight all the 40 assembly seats in Mizoram alone, but the party might forge an alliance with like-minded parties in a post-poll scenario, general secretary Ram Madhav said on Wednesday. Mizoram [...]
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Cabinet approves railway plans to commercially develop land, air space at stations
New Delhi, Oct 3: Paving the way for large-scale modernization of railway stations, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Railways' station redevelopment plans so as to commercially develop space in and around stations, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. [...]
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Steelbird hires ex-Dainese and AGV helmets R&D Director as Production Head
Steelbird has hired Massimo Varese, a helmet designer with over 25 years of experience, which include some big names in the automobile protective apparel/helmet business. Massimo has been associated with big companies like Dainese and AGV, Pastorfrigor, Nava and Omega in the past. According to the release sent out by the Indian company, Varese will spearhead the Steelbird helmet production in India. Speaking about this move, Rajeev Kapur, MD, Steelbird said, “The appointment of Massimo Varese who comes with such a rich experience will be responsible for expansion of Steelbird helmet’s portfolio including design, development and production for domestic as well as global market.” Massimo Varese said, “This is a great opportunity for me to apply my talent and expertise in the industry which is close to my heart. I am extremely excited to join Steelbird Helmet and to serve Asia’s largest helmet industry i.e. India.” At present, the Indian helmet maker manufactures around four million helmets annually and has ambitious plans to increase that number to 10 million units by the end of 2020. This massive jump over just a two-year period may have something to do with the proposed upcoming (and very controversial) ISI regulations. Also see: Making sense of the non-ISI helmet ban Sale of non-ISI helmets could be banned after two months [...]
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Datsun Go, Go+ facelifts to get dual airbags, ABS as standard
Datsun is all set to launch the revamped Go hatchback and Go+ mini-MPV on October 9, 2018. In the lead in to the launch, the Japanese carmaker has announced that both models will get an enhanced safety package, with dual airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), and rear parking sensors as part of the standard kit. So far, a driver-side airbag was a paid option on the models, while ABS was not available at all. Interestingly, the fitment of airbags, ABS and a rear parking sensor on the Datsuns come before the safety features become mandatory on all cars in 2019. The Datsun Go had been at the centre of a storm when Global NCAP rated the car with zero stars in 2014. As part of the update, the Go and Go+ will also get a slew of changes outside and in, including a new 7.0-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The models are unlikely to see any mechanical changes, however. Expect the facelifts to be accompanied by a bump up in prices. The Go currently retails at Rs 3.38-4.41 lakh while the Go+ has a price tag between Rs 3.95 lakh and Rs 5.25 lakh. *All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi [...]
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Shivraj Singh Chouhan approaches EC, accuses Congress of disturbing atmosphere in MP
Shivraj Singh Chouhan approaches EC, accuses Congress of disturbing atmosphere in MP [...]
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Bhima Koregaon case: Maharashtra govt moves SC against Gautam Navlakha's release
Bhima Koregaon case: Maharashtra govt moves SC against Gautam Navlakha's release [...]
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F&D W8 Bluetooth speaker
  As components become cheaper every single day, and the smartphone accessories market gets more crowded, it is expected that manufacturers will try everything to differentiate their products from the r... [...]
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Realme 2 Pro
  The mid-range segment is rarely about design. Even rarer is the combination of high performance and good looks. It’s usually either of the two, but not in the Realme 2 Pro. The newly formed bran... [...]
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Quick fire staccato: Here is what happened on day 1 at CJI Gogoi’s court hall
New Delhi, Oct 3: Justice Ranjan Gogoi took over as the 46th Chief Justice of India today. Minutes after the ceremony was over, he was back to work, but this time at the Court Hall 1 in the Supreme Court of [...]
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'This award is a result of India's 1.25 bn strong population, says Modi
New Delhi, Oct 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday received the United Nations' highest environmental honour 'Champions of The Earth Award' at a special ceremony in New Delhi. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres presented the award to PM Modi at the [...]
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Voting for Congress is like strengthening enemies of nation: BJP's Ravinder Raina
New Delhi, Oct 3: Stepping up the attack on the Congress ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP's Jammu and Kashmir chief Ravinder Raina has said that voting for the grand old party would be like strengthening the enemies of the [...]
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Rafale and S-400, a booster dose for IAF, says Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa
New Delhi, Oct 3: Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Wednesday said that both Rafale and S-400 air defence missile system deals are like a booster dose. The IAF chief added the Rafale was good aircraft and that it would bea [...]
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Is a war on the cards or will India inflict Pakistan with a ‘thousand cuts’
New Delhi, Oct 3: India has taken an aggressive approach in the wake of the unending escalation of violence by Pakistan. Sushma Swaraj's tough talk at the United Nations was followed by a stern message by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The [...]
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After death of 23 lions in Gir reserve, concerns about virus that killed 1,000 Tanzania lions
Ahmedabad, Oct 2: As many as 23 lions have died in Gujarat's Gir forest since September 12, sending shockwaves through the only abode of Asiatic lions in the world. Government authorities have attributed the deaths to infighting and viral infection, [...]
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It’s time for ‘Me Too India’ campaign: Maneka Gandhi comes out in support of Tanushree Dutta
New Delhi, Oct 2: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday came out in support of Tanushree Dutta, saying that "harassment of any kind will not be tolerated." Maneka Gandhi said, "I feel we should [...]
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U19 Asia Cup 2018: India beat Afghanistan by 51 runs, to meet Bangladesh in semis
Clinical India U-19 team registered an easy 51-run win against defending champions Afghanistan in their U19 Asia Cup match on Tuesday in Savar, Bangladesh.  [...]
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India, Russia to sign S-400 missile deal this week: Kremlin
New Delhi, Oct 2: India and Russia will sign a deal for the multi-billion-dollar S-400 surface-to-air missile system this week. Russian President Vladimir Putin will oversee the signing of a USD 5 billion deal this week to supply Delhi with S-400 [...]
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Pakistan Army in control of Grand National Narrative of the country
New Delhi, Oct 2: Army in Pakistan not only controls domestic politics and foreign policy but it is in every decision making of the country. Army has gradually captured minds of the people through the Grand National Narrative and even the [...]
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INTERMOT 2018: Suzuki Katana unveiled
The Suzuki Katana was one of the most highly anticipated motorcycle unveils at the 2018 INTERMOT motorcycle show and the new bike lived-up to the hype surrounding it. As expected, the new Katana pays homage to the original bike which debuted in 1981 and is one of the most iconic sportsbikes ever made by Suzuki. The 2019 Katana shares its underpinnings with the Suzuki GSX-S1000 naked bike, and the motorcycle carries forward many of the design elements that was seen on the Katana Concept showcased last year. It features a square LED headlamp housed in a sharp front fairing which is connected to the bottom of the short, but chiselled fuel tank. One drawback of the design is that the fuel tank only holds 12-litres. The floating tail section is minimalistic and adds to the appeal of the motorcycle. Another interesting highlight is that the Suzuki font on the tank is similar to the one used on the original Katana that made its debut 37 years ago. The bold styling of the new Katana is likely to play a key role in pushing sales of the new motorcycle. The all-digital LCD dash is similar to the one used on the Suzuki GSX-R1000R. Powering the new Katana is the same 999cc motor as seen on the GSX-S1000R. The liquid-cooled, in-line-four powerplant churns out 150hp at 10,000rpm and 108Nm of peak torque at 9,500rpm. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. It also features a three-level traction control system that can be turned off too. There was some speculation that the Katana could debut with a new 700cc turbocharged motor, but it appears we will have to wait a little longer to see the first production turbo from Suzuki. Underneath the retro-styled body sits the GSX-S1000's modern twin-spar aluminium alloy frame, which should endow it with likeable handling dynamics. Suspension hardware consists of a fully-adjustable KYB 43mm dia USD fork and a link-type monoshock unit adjustable for pre-load and rebound damping. Anchorage is provided by Brembo radial calipers and dual-channel ABS is standard. The Suzuki Katana will go on sale in Europe by early 2019 and it’s quite possible that Suzuki India will get the iconic motorcycle to our shores, perhaps by the end of next year. The upright and relaxed riding posture, retro-modern styling and the legendary name might make the Katana a popular performance bike for Suzuki in India. [...]
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Rafale, LCA Tejas will do away with aircraft shortage: IAF to PM Modi
Rafale, LCA Tejas will do away with aircraft shortage: IAF to PM Modi [...]
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What is the controversy surrounding IL&FS? All you need to know
New Delhi, Oct 2: Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS), an unlisted infrastructure lending giant with over 150 subsidiaries, has been making headlines of late for all the wrong reasons. The group has a debt burden of over Rs. [...]
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Weather forecast for Oct 3: Good rains likely in Mumbai
New Delhi, Oct 2: Here is the weather forecast for Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Thiruvananthpuram for October 3. Bengaluru The weathermen at Skymet Weather have forecast that during the next 24 hours, Scattered light to moderate rains will [...]
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National Portrait Gallery unveils Malala Yousafzai picture
Nobel prize winner says she hopes portrait will remind people of girls’ fight for changeMalala Yousafzai has expressed hope that a new portrait of her unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery will remind visitors that girls across the world are fighting for change.The gallery on Tuesday revealed one of two portraits of Yousafzai, an activist for girls’ education and the youngest Nobel prize winner. One has gone on display in London, while the other will travel in 2020 to Yousafzai’s adopted home city of Birmingham. Continue reading... [...]
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Tamil Nadu’s Islamic State problem and why Cuddalore is back on the radar
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 [...]
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Fuel prices sky-rocket, Petrol touches Rs 91.20 in Mumbai: Check today's rates here
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. [...]
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