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ASUS Cerberus V2
  ASUS has been quite aggressive with their gaming product lineup for a few years. Their Cerberus series saw several peripherals from their side, catering to the lower budget segment. It was a long time... [...]
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Pakistan celebrities break taboo to reveal child sexual abuse
Three prominent women link up with #MeToo movement amid furore over rape and murder of seven-year-old girl Three Pakistani celebrities have become the first women in the conservative nation’s history to publicly reveal that they were sexually abused as children, amid a national furore over the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl. The actor Nadia Jamil, designer Maheen Khan, and PR guru Frieha Altaf shared their stories on social media. Related: Me Too founder Tarana Burke: ‘You have to use your privilege to serve other people’ Continue reading... [...]
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UGC NET 2018: JRF age limit increased, Paper 3 withdrawn
The UGC NET 2018, Paper 3 has been withdrawn. The CBSE has also notified changes and increased the JRF age limit. CBSE on the behalf of UGC conducts NET to assess candidates and select them for Junior Research Fellowship [...]
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Formula One abolishes 'grid girls'
Formula One has ended the practice of using scantily clad "grid girls" before races, the sport`s organisers Liberty Media said on Wednesday. [...]
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Auto Expo 2018: Our star cars
Honda Amaze - Hormazd Sorabjee The Honda Amaze has grown up and how. It may be a compact sedan in size, but it sure doesn’t look like one. Not this second-generation car, at least. The Brio-esque grille is gone and replaced by a vertical, chunky bar of chrome which gives it instant big-car cred. The interiors, too, have been spruced up and the new Amaze feels like a mini-City on the inside and not a Brio with a boot. And the cleverest bit is slipping a CVT automatic transmission into the diesel variant, which will no doubt help the Amaze find many new buyers. Kia SP Concept - Shapur Kotwal It takes a while normally for car companies to be on the ball here in India, but one look at Kia’s SP Concept and you know this company is going to hit the ground running. The bright work up front may be exaggerated and even so on the wheels, but this show car, in essence, is what we’ll see on our roads come 2019. The same spot-on proportions, the same fantastic stance and then there’s the tightly stretched skin. The more I looked at it, the more I liked it; especially those subtly flared wheel arches and the seamless manner in which the white roof merges with the rest of the car. Expect a lot from Kia. Kia Stinger GT - Gavin D'Souza There are more powerful sports sedans than the Kia Stinger GT, there are also better looking ones, ones with more desirable badges and more luxurious ones too. If given the option, chances are, many would not give it a second look, and simply put even more money down on something more familiar. But just the fact the Stinger GT exists at all makes it my pick from the 2018 Auto Expo. With 370hp and a 100kph time of 4.7sec, it’s no slouch, and unlike almost every other Kia, this one uses a proper, handling friendly rear-wheel-drive chassis! Kia could have just stuck to its affordable hatchbacks, family crossovers and planet-hugging hybrids, but they went and did this too. Please put it on sale here. Tata H5X - Nikhil Bhatia First up, kudos to Tata’s social media team. I think the cryptic teaser images they released in the run up to the Auto Expo 2018 were really nicely done. They got all and sundry genuinely excited about Tata’s big SUV reveal at the motor show. And you know what? The SUV really lived up to the hype. Bold, chunky and sexy even, the H5X, in my book, just takes Tata SUV design to the next level. I love the design and I love the detailing, and the techy cabin is really cool too. Now if only the final production version can stay true to concept.   Suzuki e-Survivor - Nishant Parekh The Suzuki e-Survivor is my star car of the Auto Expo, not least because the concept is as futuristic as it gets. Distinctive rugged looking exterior, massive wheel arches, huge wheels and four-wheel drive assure go-anywhere ability. An electric motor powering each of the four wheels promises an engaging driving experience. I hadn't even soaked in the exterior fully when the ultramodern-looking dash with its spherical monitor that displays vehicle data caught my eye – I was sold; I couldn't care less about its autonomous driving ability. To me, it's all the car one will ever need. Tata Racemo - Akbar Merchant I had my eyes on this little Tata right from its first showcase at Geneva last year. The ‘Racemo’ attempt by Tata has a really huge potential. The looks that are just right, the two-seat setup and that small, yet powerful engine could give India its own version of the Mazda Miata. Look at it! It’s surely a head-turner! Its combination of just about the right proportions, overall striking and ‘in your eye’ looks, a futuristic and youth oriented interior, and the 190hp motor – I find these to be just the perfect recipe for a unique product from Tata. Give it a few minor interior and exterior tweaks to make it production ready and there we have it!  We've seen the Tiago, the Tigor, the Hexa and the Nexon, and not to forget the stylish H5X and the 45X at the Auto Expo – they have surely made Tata Motors one of the most exciting mass-market car brands in recent times. Although chances are bleak, but I think a production version of the Racemo could just be an icing on that delicious cake that many of us are looking for. Tata 45X - Amaan Ahmed It'd be easy to draw up a list of stunning supercars, fancy sedans and burly SUVs. The list of jaw-dropping hatchbacks, though a short one, would definitely have the Tata 45X figure on it. There couldn't be a better way to introduce the IMPACT 2.0 design language. It's long and low-slung, the face displays just the right amount of aggression, the split rear spoiler looks funky and the detailing is just exquisite. Even the colour was done to perfection, and to add to the effect, Tata had placed it inside a glass showcase, so we were all looking at it like chil [...]
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Trump to Clinton: ‘No more Mr. Nice Guy’
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The post Trump to Clinton: ‘No more Mr. Nice Guy’ | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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If India is to make Jammu & Kashmir love India, referendum is the only way
Chidambaram has now broken the silence about the original bargain. Of course, he will be criticised. There is celebration in heaven when a single sinner repents. In Indian Parliamen [...]
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Bajaj Pulsar CS400’s instrument cluster detailed in new spyshots
Also features a secondary display mounted on the fuel tank. New spyshots from Motoroids offer a much closer look at the Bajaj Pulsar CS400, ahead of its launch in the coming weeks. The CS400 will be Bajaj’s most powerful motorcycle in its lineup, when it goes on sale. The spyshot offers a first look at the digital instrument cluster of the production-spec Bajaj Pulsar CS400. The spyshots offers a first look at the digital instrument cluster of the Pulsar CS400, which displays most of the real-time info in one screen. It also has a small secondary screen on the fuel tank, although it’s unclear as to what info it displays. Other features seen in close-up shots include LED headlamps, telescopic forks, mono-shock rear suspension, single front and rear disc brakes. A single-channel ABS could be standard, while a dual-channel system could be optional. Powering the Pulsar CS400 is a modified version of the KTM Duke 390’s 373.2 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, which will feature Bajaj’s familiar DTS-i spark ignition system and a 6-speed transmission with revised gear ratios. Powering the Pulsar CS400 is a modified version of the KTM Duke 390’s 373.2 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine. Also Read: Bajaj V sells 100,000 units in 120 days – Report The Bajaj Pulsar CS400 was previewed by the Bajaj Cruiser Sport concept at the Auto Expo 2014. Compared to the concept, there are very little styling changes. The only significant change is that the concept’s front suspension was an inverted fork, while the production-spec model features a conventional telescopic fork. Bajaj Pulsar CS400 – Image Gallery [Source: Motoroids] [...]
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Rain Havoc: Mumbai already flooded, now high tide alert!
Mumbai, Aug 5: Heavy rains since Friday morning have thrown normal life out of gear in Mumbai. Reportedly, heavy downpour has flooded many areas causing waterlogging and traffic snarls at various places. Rail and road traffic as well as flight services [...]
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How to watch Rio 2016 Olympics live streaming day 1, August 6, live TV coverage in India starts 5:00 PM IST
Rio 2016 Olympics got underway officially with the opening ceremony on Friday night. (Source: Reuters) After the jazz, pomp and show of the opening ceremony at the Rio 2016 Olympics [...]
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Christmas violence and arrests shake Indian Christians
There has been a surge in anti-Christian attacks following the election of Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist governmentThe strains of Hindi carols have rung out in the Aligarh Church of Ascension every Christmas since 1858. Armed police on the grounds is a more recent tradition. This year the officers will be out in force. On Thursday night in the north Indian city, Rahul Chauhan was playing tabla drums while the rest of his Seventh–Day Adventist choir sang Christmas songs in the home of a follower. Related: Christians in India increasingly under attack, study shows Continue reading... [...]
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'How will criminalising Triple Talaq benefit women', asks Congress
With the Union Government set to table the Triple Talaq bill in the Lok Sabha today, the Congress party has said that it will not support it. Senior Congress leader and former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid said that the BJP-led [...]
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Australian Open: Angry Sandgren says 'demonised' by 'sensationalist' media
After losing 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-3 to Chung Hyeon on Wednesday, the avowed Christian read a prepared statement and refused to take questions on anything but the tennis. [...]
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
  When Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 4 (review), the mid-range market wasn’t as competitive as it is today. It can be argued that the Redmi Note 4 opened the floodgates to a series of phones powe... [...]
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England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Cook, Root tons help hosts post 314/4 on Day 1
England captain Alastair Cook, who won the toss on a good pitch and in sunny conditions ideal for batting, made 105 and shared a second-wicket stand of 185 with Root. [...]
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Hearing test may identify infants with autism risk
This technique may provide clinicians a new window into the disorder. (Source: Flickr|Daniel Egge) A non-invasive and inexpensive hearing test may help physicians identify infants w [...]
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Arundhati Ghose (1940 – 2016): India’s CTBT Durga
On August 8, 1996, Ghose declared in Geneva: “India will not sign this unequal treaty. Not now, not ever.” And the acronym CTBT soon entered the Indian lexicon to convey righteous indigna [...]
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Did you know that dental root tip infection can up heart disease risk?
Dental root tip infections are connected with a high level of serum antibodies. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Untreated infection of the root tip of a tooth – which is common an [...]
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Denying information for lack of Aadhaar violates RTI Act: Central Information Commission
Denial of information for the lack of Aadhaar card is a serious breach of right guaranteed under the RTI Act and amounts to harassment of the applicant, the Central Information Commission has held. The Commission has imposed maximum penalty [...]
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Jeep Compass, TVS Apache RR 310 clinch top honours at Autocar Awards 2018
Jeep and TVS won big at the Autocar Awards 2018, with the Compass being crowned the Car of the Year, and the Apache RR 310 winning the Bike of the Year title. The jury's picks mirrored the sentiments of the viewers, as the Compass and Apache also won the Viewers' Choice Car and Bike of the Year awards, respectively. Victory was sweeter still for the Compass, which also picked up the Premium SUV of the Year award. The evening was a memorable one for Maruti Suzuki. Apart from winning the Manufacturer of the Year award, it picked up three more honours: the Dzire secured the Compact Sedan of the Year award, the Baleno RS bagged the Variant of the Year accolade and the Autocar Professional Man of the Year title went to Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited. In other important categories, the Ford EcoSport lay claim to the Compact SUV of the Year title, and the Hyundai Verna was adjudged Sedan of the Year. The Tata Nexon sealed the Best Design & Styling and Value for Money Car of the Year awards, while the Skoda Octavia RS was declared the Best Driver's Car.  In the performance division, the Audi S5 won Performance Car of the Year and the Triumph Street Triple RS was chosen as the Performance Bike of the Year. As for awards in the luxury category, it was the Mercedes-Benz E-class that snapped up the Luxury Car of the Year, and the Volvo XC60 took home the Luxury SUV of the Year title. Mahindra Racing picked up the Motorsport award for the success it tasted last year in Formula E. 1. Car of the Year – Jeep Compass 2. Bike of the Year – TVS Apache RR 310 3. Viewers' Choice Car of the Year – Jeep Compass 4. Viewers' Choice Bike of the Year – TVS Apache RR 310 5. Best Design & Styling – Tata Nexon 6. Best Value for Money Car of the Year – Tata Nexon 7. Variant of the Year – Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS 8. Manufacturer of the Year – Maruti Suzuki India Ltd 9. Performance Car of the Year – Audi S5 10. Performance Bike of the Year – Triumph Street Triple RS 11. Compact sedan of the Year – Maruti Suzuki Dzire 12. Sedan of the Year – Hyundai Verna 13. Compact SUV of the Year – Ford EcoSport 14. Premium SUV of the Year – Jeep Compass 15. Luxury SUV of the Year – Volvo XC60 16. Scooter of the Year – Honda Grazia 17. Premium Bike of the Year – Honda Africa Twin AT 18. Import Bike of the Year – Kawasaki Z900 19. Motorsport Award – Mahindra Racing 20. Autocar Professional Man of the Year – Kenichi Ayukawa – MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd 21. Technology and Innovation Award of the Year – BMW 5-series 22. Engine of the Year – Ford ‘Dragon’ 1.5 petrol 23. Luxury Car of the Year – Mercedes- Benz E-class 24. Best Driver's Car of the Year – Skoda Octavia RS [...]
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Triple jumper Sheena Nellckal Varkey wins silver in Asian Indoor Athletics
Sheena Nellckal Varkey emerged the lone Indian medal winner as she bagged a silver in women's triple jump on the opening day of the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships here on Thursday. [...]
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Unlike Army’s six months, RSS can prepare an army within 3 days: Mohan Bhagwat
Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said the organization has the ability to prepare an "army" to fight for the country within three days, if such a situation arises. The RSS chief said this while addressing [...]
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Rocket attack in central Kabul, no casualties
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KABUL A rocket hit an area of central Kabul on Sunday, an interior ministry official said, triggering alarms in foreign embassies that were on high alert following a suicide attack a day earlier in which 80 people died. The post Rocket attack in central Kabul, no casualties | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Nitish Kumar lashes out at UP govt for deviating from the ideals of Ram Manohar Lohia
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh and accused it of deviating from the ideals of socialist ideologue Dr Ram Manohar Lohia. The post Nitish Kumar lashes out at UP govt for deviating from the ideals of Ram Manohar Lohia appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch killed by brother after friends' taunts – mother
Parents of the celebrity mourn ‘amazing daughter’ who died because her sibling was told she was dishonouring familyThe mother of a Pakistani celebrity murdered in a so-called “honour” killing said her son strangled his sister after being taunted by his friends over her behaviour.The death earlier this month of the model and singer Qandeel Baloch, who shot to fame for her provocative selfies and videos in the conservative Muslim country, shone a spotlight on such killings and re-ignited calls for legislative action to curb the crime. Related: The dishonourable killing of Qandeel Baloch Continue reading... [...]
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SwiftKey app bug leaked user suggestions and email IDs to strangers
SwiftKey blog post says that the bug related back to the app’s cloud sync service that has now been suspended Users of the keyboard app SwiftKey recently realised that the app [...]
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Himachal Pradesh elections counting: Elaborate security arrangement in place
Dec 18 Shimla, Dec 16: Elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure peaceful counting of votes on Monday for all 68 assembly constituencies in Himachal Pradesh that went to polls on November 9, an official said today. Counting [...]
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