Congress rakes up retired judge AK Goel's appointment as NGT chairman [...]
NSUI alleges BJP replaced Nehru's photo with that of Savarkar in Goa school textbook [...]
Inquiry to determine if data of Indian voters and Facebook users was compromisedIndia’s federal investigating agency will determine whether personal data from Indian voters and Facebook users was compromised by the political consultant company Cambridge Analytica.The minister of electronics and information technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, said the Central Bureau of Investigation would look at whether the British company violated Indian laws. Continue reading... [...]
Former cricket star claims victory although it is not clear if his Tehreek-e-Insaf party will have to form coalitionPakistan’s former cricket star Imran Khan has claimed victory in his country’s parliamentary elections.Khan’s statement came amid slow counting of ballots after an election marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence. Related: Pakistan election 2018: Imran Khan claims victory – live Continue reading... [...]
New Delhi, July 26: With the government slashing GST rates on select white goods by 10 per cent, consumer durable makers say they will pass on the benefit to consumers and cut prices of commonly used items by 7-8 per cent. [...]
Bengaluru, July 26: The farm loan waiver in Karnataka remains a burning political issue. After Karnataka chief minister HD Kumarswamy announced a total of Rs 44,700 crore crop loan waiver for farmers, the main opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), began a [...]
Imran Khan’s political fortunes have shown a remarkable – and not untroubling – turnaroundFor 26 years, Imran Khan’s greatest achievement was winning Pakistan the 1992 Cricket World Cup. The 25 July general election might have eclipsed that grandest of triumphs.That Khan has emerged from Wednesday’s historic vote as the likely next prime minister of Pakistan involves a remarkable turnaround in his political fortunes. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Continue reading... [...]
New Delhi, July 26: There have been two very disturbing developments in the past two days, where the issue of Rohingya Muslims arre concerned. A patrol team of the Assam Rifles was fired upon recently and two Bangladeshis who were trying [...]
The Barmy Army is England's cricket team supporter's club. [...]
Sourabh Verma and Rituparna Das progressed to the quarterfinals of the USD 75,000 Russia Open BWF Tour Super 100 tournament. [...]
This is the second match for the Indian team in the tournament and will be played at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Stadium. [...]
Ex-national cricket hero will struggle to convince whole of Pakistan he is worthy, honest and credible winnerThe likelihood that Imran Khan, a former playboy and cricketing hero with zero experience of government, will become Pakistan’s next prime minister marks a radical departure for a politically and religiously conservative country dominated for decades by the wealthy Bhutto and Sharif family dynasties.Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Related: Pakistanis vote after bitterly contested and violent campaign Related: Khan is only a player in the circus run by Pakistan’s military | Fatima Bhutto Continue reading... [...]
New Delhi, July 26: Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said that Cambridge Analytica data breach case will be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Prasad said in Parliament that Cambridge Analytica has denied to the [...]
Two Indians are among this year's Ramon Magsaysay award winners, regarded as an Asian version of the Nobel Prize. Bharat Vatwani was awarded for leading the rescue of thousands of mentally ill street paupers to treat and reunite them with their [...]
New Delhi, July 25: A foetus, believed to be around six months old, was recovered from a lavatory of an AirAsia plane after it landed here from Guwahati this afternoon, police said. A woman who boarded the plane in [...]
New Delhi, July 25: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today took a swipe at the BJP over his hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament, saying now the party's MPs take "two steps back" on seeing him fearing he may embrace them [...]
It got a fair amount of attention at the Auto Expo 2018, but American motorcycle outfit Cleveland CycleWerks has taken a slow and cautious approach to formulating its Indian operations. Now, as confirmed to us by official sources, Cleveland has finally inaugurated its assembly facility on the outskirts of Pune, Maharashtra.
Cleveland will enter the Indian market with a range of two models – the Misfit and the Ace. The latter being available in three variants – Cafe, Deluxe and Scrambler. These motorcycles will be imported as CKD kits from China and locally assembled in Pune. Both motorcycles and all its variants share a 229cc, OHV, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor which produces 15.4hp at 7,000 rpm and 16Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm mated to a five-speed gearbox.
The Misfit employs a tubular, steel backbone-type dual-cradle chassis while the Ace gets a square-section single-downtube frame. A USD fork is standard fitment on both motorcycles along with dual shock-absorbers with five-step preload adjustability. The Misfit weighs 144kg, has a 15-litre fuel tank, offers 150mm of ground clearance and gets steel rims with wire spokes. In addition, the bike gets a 320mm disc with a four-piston radial-mount calliper at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear.
The Ace weighs 133kg, features a 14-litre fuel tank and boasts a ground clearance of between 150-180mm (for the Scrambler). It gets a 298mm disc with a twin-piston calliper at the front, a 210mm disc with a single-piston calliper at the rear and aluminium wire-spoke rims. Both models should offer at least single-channel ABS as standard, as required by the current norms.
The American brand has partnered with Hyderabad-based Laish-Madison Motor Werks for production and distribution in India. At the time of launch, Cleveland will have nine sales and service outlets in place, with a plan to hike that number to a sizeable 30 before the end of the year.
With indicative prices of between Rs 2-2.5 lakh, Cleveland Cyclewerks may have an uphill task ahead, given how competitive that price band is. Considering its motorcycles boast specifications (in terms of powertrain) that are more in tune with the 150cc motorcycles on sale in India right now, Cleveland’s probable highlight will be its choice of cycle parts and the brand’s exclusivity factor. [...]
Mercedes-Benz has released a first set of images and details of the standard version of its new A-class sedan.
The latest-gen A-class range has already been seen in hatchback and China-only long-wheelbase sedan form. The global sedan with a conventional wheelbase length, designed to rival the Audi A3 sedan and upcoming BMW 2-series Gran Coupé, will make its public debut at the Paris motor show in October.
As it slots into Mercedes' line-up under the C-class sedan, it will become the German carmaker’s most affordable four-door model; in a move that mirrors the 1982 launch of the original 190, which sat beneath the E-class and was subsequently rebadged as the C-class.
Mercedes has confirmed that the A-class sedan will be offered with just two engines initially, although further units are planned once production is ramped up.
The enigne options at launch are a turbocharged 1.3-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine with 163hp and 250Nm (badged as the A 200) and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel with 116hp and 260Nm (badged as the A 180d). Both come with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, although, as with the hatchback, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic 'box with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles is an option.
Together with standard front-wheel-drive versions of the A-class sedan, Mercedes also plans to offer a limited number of four-wheel-drive 4Matic variants, including the A 35 4Matic and A 45 4Matic models from its AMG performance division. The A-class sedan adopts the same front-end styling treatment as the A-class hatchback, with a prominent grille and angular headights that taper into the leading edge of the front fenders.
It’s only behind the B-pillars that the sedan differs from the hatchback, with a longer roof, longer rear doors and a longer rear overhang to accommodate a short, separate boot. At 4,549mm long, 1,796mm wide and 1,446mm tall, the sedan is 130mm longer, has the same width and is 6mm taller than the hatchback, with an identical wheelbase of 2,729mm. In comparison, the Audi A3 sedan measures 4,458mm long, 1,796mm wide and 1,415mm tall, with a 2,637mm wheelbase.
Mercedes says a relatively small frontal area and the extended rear overhang of the sedan make it highly aerodynamically efficient. It has a Cd of 0.22, beating the 0.23 Cd of the firm’s previous aerodynamic production champion, the first-gen CLA four-door coupe.
Inside, the A-class sedan features the same dashboard and advanced infotainment functions as the new hatchback, including Mercedes' new MBUX infotainment system with touchscreen control and speech recognition. Mercedes claims the sedan offers above-average shoulder, elbow and headroom for front seat occupants and class-leading headroom for those in the rear. Its 420-litre boot capacity, however, doesn’t quite match the 425 litres of the smaller A3 sedan.
The A-class sedan is built on Mercedes-Benz’s MFA II platform and, as with the hatch, utilises two rear suspension layouts - a torsion beam arrangement on cheaper models and a multi-link system on higher-end variants. The model will be initially built at Mercedes' Rastatt plant in Germany and in Aguascalientes, Mexico, at a new joint venture factory run in co-operation with Renault-Nissan. The long-wheelbase version for the Chinese market is built at Beijing Benz Automotive in China.
The A-class sedan is the sixth member of Mercedes-Benz’s small car line-up, joining the A-class hatchback, B-class MPV, CLA coupé, CLA Shooting Brake and GLA crossover in an expanded line-up that will also include an Audi Q3 and BMW X1-rivalling SUV called the GLB, by the end of 2019.
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Patna, July 25: The Bihar Assembly witnessed pandemonium for a second day today over the Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal, with the RJD accusing the ruling NDA of trying to influence the probe and demanding Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation. [...]
New Delhi, July 25: Eight months ago, Anil Ambani wrote to Congress President Rahul Gandhi refuting allegations of his Reliance Group lacking experience to get the Rafale fighter jet deal and said the government had no role in French Group Dassault [...]
Cow smuggling, vigilantism goes on unabated in Alwar despite efforts from police [...]
I will be in Congress till I die, says Karnataka MLA's son out on bail [...]
New Delhi, July 26: Decisive action seems to have been taken by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government to clean up the system emphasising on transparency and accountability with the passage of the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2018. The decision [...]
Patna, July 25: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party Upendra Kushwaha today created a flutter by saying that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should voluntarily "give up the bid" for a fourth term in office in 2020. In an interview to a [...]
400,000 soldiers deployed at polling stations, prompting claims of military interferenceMillions of Pakistani voters have cast their ballots in a general election beset by allegations of military interference and scarred by the deaths of at least 31 people in a suicide attack outside a polling station in the eastern city of Quetta.After a bloody campaign during which 151 people were killed a fortnight ago in Pakistan’s second deadliest terrorist attack, on Wednesday a militant blew himself up hours after polls opened. Continue reading... [...]
Mumbai, July 25: Maratha, largely engaged in agriculture, is the politically influential community in Maharashtra. The community which roughly constitutes around 30% of the state's population, has been demanding reservation in educational institutions and government jobs under the OBC (Other Backward [...]
New Delhi, July 25: The two Jamaat -ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh operatives who were arrested near Delhi had planned on carrying out a major strike in the National Capital. Sources tell OneIndia that they were also trying to activate a module comprising Rohingya [...]
The 2018-19 La Liga fixtures were announced on Tuesday, with Atletico Madrid, who finished second last season, travelling to fourth-placed Valencia in the pick of the opening day`s games. [...]