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Karnataka pre-poll survey: Congress 128, BJP-73, JD(S)-38
The Congress will win 118 to 128 seats in the Karnataka assembly elections, the latest survey states. The second pre-election poll conducted by C fore says the Congress would end up with 118-128 seats. In the case of the [...]
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Bihar: 8 men drag, strip minor girl in broad daylight, onlookers shoots video
A shocking video has emerged in which a group of eight youth were seen molesting a minor girl in Bihar's Jehanabad area. The entire incident has been caught on camera and has been doing the rounds on social media since Saturday [...]
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Kabul: casualties reported as explosions hit city centre
At least four dead in suspected suicide attacks on Afghan capital one week after a blast killed 60 people at a voter registration centreAuthorities in Kabul say two explosions have hit the centre of the Afghan capital and at least four people are dead.Kabul chief of police Dawood Amin says the area hit by the first blast on Monday morning included foreign offices. Authorities said at least four people, including a journalist, were killed and eight wounded. Related: Dozens dead in bombing at Kabul voter registration centre Continue reading... [...]
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Nearly 10,000 people joining Sangh every month through \"Join RSS\" initiative
New Delhi, Apr 29: To strengthen its presence among the youth, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has started a "Join RSS" initiative on its website and nearly 10,000 people are joining the organisation every month through the programme. The Sangh [...]
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Volkswagen mulling over new Polo GTI’s India launch
Volkswagen’s Polo GTI is now moving into its sixth generation and the company is mulling over its India launch. The company is facing a challenge with the hot hatch’s pricing, as import duties and the car’s MQB platform could make it expensive. The other option is to launch the car after the local MQB platform (MQB A0 IN) is developed, though this would mean a delay of two years or more.   The Polo GTI was imported and launched in November 2016 at a rather exorbitant Rs 26 lakh, and while the company moved the first lot of 100 units quite quickly, the second batch brought in had to be discounted towards the end. With the Polo, and thus the GTI version, now moving into the sixth generation with a new platform (MQB) the company needs to reevaluate its launch in India.  The hot hatch was imported in the three-door format and Volkswagen admits that its steep pricing did keep potential buyers away. However, it believes that, if priced right, there exists a good enough market for it. Additionally, the company is very keen on launching the new car to maintain the nameplate continuity. It could thus end up importing the new GTI straight away; however, it would become an issue in keeping the price competitive against its rivals, like the Mini. The VW Group had recently announced plans to develop a low-cost version of its modular MQB A0 platform, dubbed the MQB A0 IN. This locally developed platform will underpin cars for both brands – Volkswagen and Skoda. However, its development work would take some time and priority would be given to vehicles from higher volume segments, with the first product expected to be a small SUV to take on the Creta. Given the scenario, company sources tell us that that they are also mulling doing both, bringing in the import now and later moving to local production. Also see: 2017 Skoda Octavia RS vs Volkswagen GTI comparison 2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI, Polo GTI R5 image gallery [...]
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Summer: Sweltering heat sweeps Punjab and Haryana
Chandigarh, Apr 29: Hot weather conditions prevailed in most parts of Punjab and Haryana, where Hisar registered a maximum temperature of 43.2 degrees Celsius oN Sunday. Bhiwani and Karnal in Haryana recorded above normal maximum temperatures of 41.6 and [...]
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J&K Deputy CM Nirmal Singh resigns
Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister resigned from Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti' cabinet, a day before the reshuffle, said reports. Reports say that Kavinder Gupta could be made the new Deputy chief minister. The PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir [...]
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BJP hits back at Rahul over 'Jan Akrosh' rally, dubs it as 'quest for power'
Patna, Apr 29: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad came down heavily on Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday and described his party's "Jan Akrosh" rally in the national capital as one held in the "quest of power". Taking strong exception to [...]
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SAD attacks Punjab govt for 'expunging' chapters on Sikh history from Class 12 books, CM terms allegations as "malicious"
SAD attacks Punjab govt for 'expunging' chapters on Sikh history from Class 12 books, CM terms allegations as "malicious" [...]
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Philippine President calls North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'hero of everybody'
Philippine President calls North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'hero of everybody' [...]
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Kamal Haasan announces next set of his political tours in Tamil Nadu
Kamal Haasan announces next set of his political tours in Tamil Nadu [...]
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Exclusive: Pawan Kumar Chamling on Sikkim development model, Gorkhaland and more
Exclusive: Pawan Kumar Chamling on Sikkim development model, Gorkhaland and more [...]
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IPL 2018: Fielding lapses stop RCB from taking control
Lynn was dropped on 8 by M Ashwin, who misjudged a high catch off the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal. [...]
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Premier League: Late Marouane Fellaini header condemns Arsene Wenger to Old Trafford defeat
Arsene Wenger's final match at Old Trafford as Arsenal manager ended in defeat with a stoppage-time header from substitute Marouane Fellaini earning the points for second-placed Manchester United. [...]
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Maharashtra: Two NCP workers shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Ahmednagar
Two members of Nationalist Congress Party were shot dead by miscreants in Ahmednagar in Maharashtra. The NCP workers have been identified as Yogesh Ralebhat and Rakesh Ralebhat who were shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Ahmednagar. It is learnt that [...]
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Thousands flee in Myanmar amid fighting between army and Kachin rebels
UN says more than 4,000 people have fled in three weeks in the northern Kachin state and many civilians remain trappedThousands of people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar’s army and ethnic insurgents in the country’s remote north.More than 4,000 people have been displaced in the country’s northern-most state of Kachin near the border with China in the last three weeks, the head of UN’s office for the co-ordination of humanitarian affairs (OCHA), Mark Cutts, said on Friday. Related: Aung San Suu Kyi seeks new relationship with UN over Rohingya crisis Related: 'Untouchable' Myanmar army under fire over torture and murder claims | Joshua Carroll Continue reading... [...]
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Karnataka elections: Giving up the American dream
The Congress kept up its promise of not fielding a candidate from Melukote in Mandya. This has made it easier for the Swaraj India candidate, Darshan Puttanaiah who was in the news for giving up his software firm to contest the [...]
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Mann Ki Baat LIVE: Let us work towards water conservation, says PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation in the monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', at 11 am on Sunday. This will be the 43rd episode of the monthly programme, which will be broadcast on All Indian Radio and Doordarshan. [...]
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Kedarnath Temple reopens, laser show among new features for devotees
Kedarnath Temple opened for pilgrims on Sunday on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri and with several new highlights for devotees making the holy pilgrimage. Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday extended a warm welcome to devotees [...]
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'Congress depending on a runaway Chief Minister', says Amit Shah
Taking a dig at Karnataka Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah, the BJP's national president Amit Shah said that the Congress was dependant on someone who was running away looking for a safer seat. "The Congress depends on Siddaramaiah in this assembly [...]
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'Adopt poor kids to get votes': Anandiben Patel tells BJP leaders
Madhya Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel has reportedly asked BJP leaders of a town in MP to adopt poor and malnourished kids to garner votes for the saffron party. An undated video of Anandiben Patel purportedly offering advice to Bharatiya [...]
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Byton previews new concept electric sedan
China-based start-up firm Byton has announced that it will unveil a concept version of its second vehicle, an electric sedan, in June at CES Asia in Shanghai. It has released the first pictures to preview its design. Even though the images only feature outer lines, they suggest that the model will feature a sleek look akin to its SUV sibling. The sedan is likely to follow the example of the SUV with a focus on interior comfort and connectivity. Like the SUV, the interior will also be dominated by a large touchscreen, with a digital tablet built into the steering wheel. While the SUV is due to go on sale in China in late 2019 (with US and European sales following in 2020), the sedan is set to be launched in 2021 – most likely with an initial focus on the Chinese market, again. The machine will be built on the same platform as the previously shown concept SUV. It is the second of three EVs that will form the firm’s early line-up, with a seven-seat MPV set to follow. Benoit Jacob, Byton’s design chief who previously worked at BMW’s 'i' division, said that using the same platform architecture for all three models is what allowed the new firm to launch them relatively quickly without straining the company's production process. Byton plans to build all its vehicles at its new plant in Nanjing, China, which is also due to be officially opened in June. That facility will have a capacity to produce around 3,00,000 cars a year. Byton may also open a localised plant in the United States, depending on what trade restrictions are in place at the time. [...]
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Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission unveiled
Nissan has revealed a new Leaf-based electric car for China – the Sylphy Zero Emission – at the Beijing motor show. The Sylphy will be built and sold exclusively in China, later this year. The car has a longer wheelbase than the Leaf in order to provide extra leg room – a unique demand made by Chinese buyers. The Sylphy's design has clear links to the Leaf, especially with the similar V-shaped front section. However, it has a liftback rather than a regular hatchback. Power comes from the same lithium-ion battery used in the Leaf, with an electric motor driving the front wheels. Nissan claims that the Sylphy can eke out 338km on each charge, according to Chinese official tests. The Leaf is good for 378km on Europe's old NEDC test. Nissan says the Sylphy's audio and infotainment can be controlled using a smartphone, although it has refrained from revealing further details about the in-car technology. It’s likely that the Sylphy will use at least some part of the Leaf’s dashboard, which itself takes heavy influence from the latest Micra’s cleanly designed cabin. It has a centrally mounted touchscreen to house the infotainment. Nissan is one of several brands that have launched China-only models at the Beijing motor show. The market is the world’s biggest buyer of new cars, and Nissan has plans to introduce 19 further electric models there by 2022. To preview its future electric cars, Nissan also showed its IMx Kuro concept car at Beijing. The electric crossover, which was first revealed at the Geneva motor show, last month, features the brand’s brain-to-vehicle technology, which analyses a driver’s brainwaves and uses them to enable the car to react more quickly. Also see: Nissan Leaf SUV expected to breakthrough to the mainstream New Nissan Terra SUV officially revealed 2018 Nissan Leaf review, test drive Nissan keen on bringing Leaf to India [...]
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Karnataka elections: 2,655 candidates in fray for 224 assembly seats
A fierce contest is on the cards for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly Elections with 2,655 candidates contesting the polls. Of the 3,509 who filed valid nominations by the last date on Tuesday, 583 candidates withdrew by Friday and [...]
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Modi-Xi to give 'strategic guidance' to militaries to ease tensions along India-China border
Modi-Xi to give 'strategic guidance' to militaries to ease tensions along India-China border [...]
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RSS not happy with BJP's work in UP, will send cadres into public
RSS not happy with BJP's work in UP, will send cadres into public [...]
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Kerala CPI-M youth wing organises cricket tournament to protest against fuel price hike, announces 1.5 litre petrol in prize
Kerala CPI-M youth wing organises cricket tournament to protest against fuel price hike, announces 1.5 litre petrol in prize [...]
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IPL 2018 CSK vs MI Scores Update
Follow the 27th match of IPL 2018 between CSK and MI here. [...]
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