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  1. Bluetooth headphones, once a niche gadget aimed at the discerning collector, are now essential accessories that add to the convenience of streaming audio from mobile devices. The need for the best wireless Bluetooth headphones has gradually increased across all age groups of people. Wired headphones are good but Bluetooth headphones are manageable in rush. With a Bluetooth headphone, you don't have to deal with wire and also it looks classy to carry a wireless headphone. Also, the future is wireless. While wireless charging isn't a very mature option yet, wireless headphones have been here for quite some time now and the recent omission of the headphone jack on major devices like the iPhone has left many of us with very limited options. So, let's take a look at the 5 best wireless headphones you can buy under Rs 5,000. 1. Skullcandy Uproar With Skullcandy S5URHW wireless headphone with mic, you can connect wirelessly to your device from up to 33 feet away. It has powerful bass and a long-lasting battery life of 10 hours. You can adjust volume or manage music on any Bluetooth enabled device with the OnBoard Mic/Remote. The Soft ear pads are wrapped in incredibly soft synthetic leather that gives comfortable listening. It looks very sleek and simple providing top-notch bass and long battery life at the same time. Buy it here 2. Jabra Move This pair of on-ears are also quite light, and hence, reasonably comfortable for long hours of listening. You also get wired playback if you happen to run out of charge. In terms of battery, the Jabra Move lasts for a little over 7 hours of playback time, and charges from null to full in just about one hour. Build quality is of high-quality plastic with a sturdy and sporty feel, giving it a premium look, with no frills making it worth flaunting. A cable for a wired connection is also provided with the pack. Buy it here 3. BoAt Rockerz 600 Featuring extra bass and being this cheap are added advantages and therefore, this pair is definitely a great deal worth grabbing today itself. Made for today's heavy-hitting bass lines and dropping beats, super extra bass technology delivers powerful, clear bass sound where it's hard to find in its class Bluetooth headphones. The battery of this wireless headphone with the mic can work up to 8 hours. The standby time is about 100 hours on one charge. Buy it here 4. JBL T450BT JBL T450BT on-ear Bluetooth headphones with mic are flat-folding, lightweight and comfortable. It has a deep and powerful bass. You can control music and calls from the earcup. This Bluetooth headphone with Mic can run up to 11 hours on a single charge. Music and call controls/microphone are located on the earcup. Buy it here 5. Philips SHB7000 If you are partial to bass in your music, then the SHB7000 does the trick. These headphones are capable of good noise isolation due to their circum-aural design. And like the Jabra Move, you can also use these with a cord when the battery runs out, but not to answer calls. The headphones are also compatible with Google Assistant or Siri and can be activated by pressing the earcan button. Buy it here 6. Zebronics Eternity Zebronic Eternity wireless Bluetooth headphone is new in the market with built-in media controls and 300mAh rechargeable battery. It has aluminium finish ear cap with extra soft cushion for prolonged utility. It has music controls with built-in microphone. Buy it here
  2. Day 2 of Amazon India Fashion Week was all about edgy style and chilled-out comfort. While innovative silhouettes ruled the roost, it was essentially accompanied by the calming presence of a relaxed, comfortable vibe. Cottons and linens were spotted in plenty, along with tonnes of layering and detail. All we can say is that AIFW Day 2 saw the best of streetstyle. Here, we have compiled a list of the 10 best outfits that can serve as a lookbook for every streetstyle enthusiast. 1. This comfortable layered longline t-shirt with a pair of skinny ripped jeans and black high top sneakers. © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 2. This relaxed ensemble made up of a pair of relaxed ripped jeans and white t-shirt, topped up with a statement half-sleeved bomber style buttoned jacket. © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 3. This evergreen combo of white shirt and cropped grey tapered trousers. Add a pair of high top leather boots and throw in a matching fanny pack for that extra edge. Also, if you're gutsy enough, dye your hair bubblegum pink. © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 4. This all-black ensemble with a mesh jacket on top. The statement bag and sneakers are definitely adding to the charm of the outfit. © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 5. Go for a pair of denim shorts and a plunging neck t-shirt. Wear an oversized checked shirt on top and pair it up with colourful sneakers. Bonus: You can show off the result of all those punishing leg days. © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 6. Asymmetric is in. Choose a muted colour palette and go wild with cuts and details for an uber cool look. © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 7. The good old fitted chinos and a cropped kurta can make you look super stylish if you style it properly. Just wear the right pair of sneakers and groom up! © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 8. Nothing is more comfortable and playful than a pair of bright shorts and the right half sleeve shirt to go with it. Pair it up with a pair of eye-catching sneakers and voila! © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 9. The simplest kurta with an uneven neckline can make you look runway ready if you pair it up with the right lowers. This relaxed pair of chinos cropped at the hemline is doing that job perfectly. © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 10. A well-fitted pair of jeans plus a tank top with a checked shirt on top. It's an unbeatable classic. Fold up the sleeves and feel free to use some accessories (like the pocket chain here) to jazz up the look. © Shannon Mikhail Lobo
  3. If you've been waiting for the music streaming application Spotify to launch in India soon, your prayers have been answered. The company is working on launching their services in India and it was later confirmed by CEO Daniel EK at the company's investor day presentation. "We are working on launching in some of the biggest markets in the world, including India, Russia, and Africa which has a very rich musical culture," Ek said. © Reuters Don't get too excited though as no specific launch day or even the timeline was detailed by Ek at the presentation. Earlier this month, Spotify admitted that the company did set up office space in Mumbai last year. The company already has over 300 employees in India and it would not be far-fetched for the company to launch their services in India soon. It would also be profitable for the company as Spotify needs to add more users to its service and they can be found in the Indian subcontinent. © Reuters The company is going public on April 3 and that entails the company to acquire more users in order to maintain a good listing price. Spotify currently has 71 million paid subscribers and hopes to expand that number by entering India. © SPotify India has been growing in terms of mobile payments and Spotify hopes to capitalise in order to gain more paid subscribers. India is expected to have over 700 million mobile users by the end of 2018 and if the company manages to convert even a fraction of the total into paying customers, the company will have great scope of growth. Spotify will have to compete with local players such as Gaana, Saavn, Jio Music and others in order to gain a market share. Currently, music streaming revenues in India are on the rise and is expected to cross Rs 3,1000 crore in the next two years. Source: ET
  4. Hillary was on a three-day private tour in India. Photo: AFP The former secretary of state for the United States, Hillary Clinton, could not follow her itinerary in Indian city of Jodhpur as she injured her right hand. According to reports, Hillary injured her hand after slipping in a bathtub at the palace where she was staying in Rajasthan?s Jodhpur city. Doctors, who were called to Umaid Bhawan Palace following the mishap, advised the 70-year-old to rest as they diagnosed her with a sprain. Due to this, Hillary had to cancel her plans to visit the Mehrangarh Fort, which she had lined up for the day. After her visit to the Mehrangarh Fort, Hillary had leave for Salawas village to see weaving of durries (carpets). However, since the pain did not subside, Hillary decided to get her hand checked at Goyal Hospital in Jodhpur where an X-ray of the wrist showed she had a hairline fracture, according to Times of India. This was the second time Hillary fell on her tour of India. Earlier, she was seen stumbling while descending the staircase of Jahaz Mahal, a 13th century harem in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh. It was unclear whether the fall caused injury in Hillary?s hand as she used her right hand to catch herself on the stairs.
  5. One of the biggest fashion events in the country, Amazon India Fashion Week started off in New Delhi's Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium on 14th March. Day 2 was all about urban swag and relaxed outfits with edgy silhouettes. However, one element adding that extra zing to all of it was the sneaker craze. Any outfit can absolutely be turned around with the perfect pair of sneakers, and we had a glimpse of this very truth. Here, we have compiled a list of the 10 best sneakers spotted on Day 2. 1. These super muted pink Nike Air sneakers are to die for. © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 2. This black pair of Roberto Cavalli sneakers should definitely be on the 'want' list of every sneakerhead. © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 3. When it comes to statement style, this pair in white beats 'em all. We're blinded by love here as well! © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 4. These black beauties are super futuristic and edgy AF. © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 5. These white sneakers with that intricate gold leaf pattern must be from heaven. Just look at them! © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 6. This pair of Adidas EQT in powder grey is an absolute delight to look at. Plus, they are super comfortable. © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 7. Another racy, futuristic looking pair from Adidas. The black and white combo is a killer. © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 8. This pair in deep teal and grey has a super edgy, ominous feel to them - courtesy the studs. © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 9. Tiger yellow Asics are always a class apart, and they are super durable too. © Shannon Mikhail Lobo 10. This super comfy black and orange pair with a compact mesh detail is a must-have for every sneakerhead. © Shannon Mikhail Lobo
  6. Imagine trying to sign into your account and realizing that you can't access it. Moreover, you also lost that precious blue tick mark on Twitter in the process. In short, nightmare, right? Something of a similar nature happened to the official account of Air India yesterday, and honestly, it is kind of hilarious. Basically, the account was hacked by suspected Turkish hackers, which caused a lot of confusion among passengers. Although there is no confirmation, it seems like the Turkish Airlines took over the account somehow since the cover photo was changed to that of Turkish Airlines and tweets in a different language started appearing. Or maybe, it was just the number one fan of Turkish Airlines trying to give it some free publicity. Along with some Pro-Turkish and threating tweets, there was one tweet announcing that all flights had been cancelled, however, it was all fake. I'm glad that I wasn't flying anywhere with Air India yesterday, the last-minute fake cancellation would have been stressful. The tweet read, “Last minute important announcement: All our flights have been cancelled. From now we will fly with Turkish Airlines” I really hope that was from Turkish Airlines because this is the best and the funniest marketing strategy I have ever seen. And, as if the tweets and the picture weren't enough to signify that, yes, the account was hacked. The hackers even went the extra mile and changed the handle from @airindiain to @airindiaTR. With the change in that, Air India also lost that blue verification tick for a while, because Twitter usually removes it for a brief time when a verified user's handle is changed. But, everything is back to normal now, yay! #FlyAI : Early today #AirIndia twitter handle @airindiain was hacked. We would like to inform our passengers, that the handle is fully functional now. Further there is no cyber security threat on this handle and security measures have been taken. Thank you @Twitter @TwitterIndia. — Air India (@airindiain) March 15, 2018
  7. When we talk about bringing in some culture within our realms and into our country, we actually and literally need for it to fly 'directly' into our laps! And it's happening finally! The controversial Vietnamese airline 'VietJet' has announced direct flights from New Delhi to Ho Chi Minh City, later this year. The airline will fly frequently out of the capital, almost four times a week, starting sometime between July and August this year and we're ecstatic AF. © VietJet Calendar2018 Although their announcement said 'direct flights', we think they truly mean non-stop flights between the two cities. The difference? Direct flights usually have a stop-over, but flying directly to the destination means not having to change flights in-between. In this case, the stop-over between Delhi and Ho Chi Minh City are Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia. A non-stop flight is well, non-stop! Currently, there will be only direct flights between the two cities and no non-stop flights. © VietJet Calendar2018 Well, by now we're sure you've figured out which airline we're really talking about! The one with bikini-clad air hostesses! Rings a bell yet? VietJet became controversially infamous for their supposedly racist and sexist marketing stunt of featuring models wearing bikinis and posing as flight attendants, ground staff, and pilots for their yearly calendars. The airline founded by a billionaire woman entrepreneur has also gathered a lot of flak for its 'onboard' fashion shows, featuring models in bikinis, walking down the aisle! Imagine if our flight attendants put up a similar show every time we boarded a flight! © VietJet Calendar2018 VietJet also puts up frequent 'modeling' shows up in the air! In 2002, they had 5 contestants from a local beauty pageant giving a performance mid-air. The airline was fined INR 55,000 for risking air safety. This year they did an encore with models parading down the aisle wearing lingerie, for the benefit of the national football team, which was on board to witness the show! Talk about impressing an audience and how! © VietJet Calendar2018 The founder of 'VietJet', Thi Phuong Thao, has a completely different view of how her airline is projected and the concept is based on "empowering images in Vietnam's conservative culture". We're sure many men and women in Vietnam love the concept of empowerment already! For now, let's welcome VietJet and their vision of empowerment to India! Here's a glimpse of what happens inside the airline!
  8. Pakistan cricket fans. Photo: AFP Pakistan is the 75th happiest country in the world, according to an annual survey issued on Wednesday. Pakistan ranks higher than Bangladesh (115), India (133) and Afghanistan (145) in the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network?s (SDSN) 2018 World Happiness Report which ranked 156 countries according to things such as GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and absence of corruption. Finland is the world?s happiest country and Burundi came in the bottom of the report. The report found Americans were getting less happy even as their country became richer. Taking the harsh, dark winters in their stride, Finns said access to nature, safety, childcare, good schools and free healthcare were among the best things about in their country. ?I?ve joked with the other Americans that we are living the American dream here in Finland,? said Brianna Owens, who moved from the United States and is now a teacher in Espoo, Finland?s second biggest city with a population of around 280,000. ?I think everything in this society is set up for people to be successful, starting with university and transportation that works really well,? Owens told Reuters. Finland, rose from fifth place last year to oust Norway from the top spot. The 2018 top-10, as ever dominated by the Nordics, is: Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia. The United States came in at 18th, down from 14th place last year. Britain was 19th and the United Arab Emirates 20th. One chapter of the 170-page report is dedicated to emerging health problems such as obesity, depression and the opioid crisis, particularly in the United States where the prevalence of all three has grown faster than in most other countries. While US income per capita has increased markedly over the last half century, happiness has been hit by weakened social support networks, a perceived rise in corruption in government and business and declining confidence in public institutions. ?We obviously have a social crisis in the United States: more inequality, less trust, less confidence in government,? the head of the SDSN, Professor Jeffrey Sachs of New York?s Columbia University, told Reuters as the report was launched at the Vatican?s Pontifical Academy of Sciences. ?It?s pretty stark right now. The signs are not good for the U.S. It is getting richer and richer but not getting happier.? Asked how the current political situation in the United States could affect future happiness reports, Sachs said: ?Time will tell, but I would say that in general that when confidence in government is low, when perceptions of corruption are high, inequality is high and health conditions are worsening ... that is not conducive to good feelings.? For the first time since it was started in 2012, the report, which uses a variety of polling organisations, official figures and research methods, ranked the happiness of foreign-born immigrants in 117 countries. Finland took top honours in that category too, giving the country a statistical double-gold status. The foreign-born were least happy in Syria, which has been mired in civil war for seven years. ?The most striking finding of the report is the remarkable consistency between the happiness of immigrants and the locally born,? said Professor John Helliwell of Canada?s University of British Columbia. ?Although immigrants come from countries with very different levels of happiness, their reported life evaluations converge towards those of other residents in their new countries,? he said. ?Those who move to happier countries gain, while those who move to less happy countries lose.?
  9. A F/A-18E Super Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-31) comes in to land onboard the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H W Bush (CVN 77), in the Gulf Aug 12, 2014. Photo: Reuters 1 NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE: Boeing Co, considered the frontrunner in the race to supply the Indian navy with new fighter jets, is now in contention for a much bigger $15 billion order after the government abruptly asked the air force to consider the twin-engine planes. Until recently, Lockheed Martin Corp?s F-16 and Saab AB?s Gripen were in a two-horse race to supply at least 100 single-engine jets to build up the Indian Air Force?s fast-depleting combat fleet. Both had offered to build the planes in India in collaboration with local companies as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s drive to build a domestic industrial base and cut back on arms imports. But last month the government asked the air force to open up the competition to twin-engine aircraft and to evaluate Boeing?s F/A-18 Super Hornet, a defence ministry source said. That jet is a finalist for the Indian navy?s $8 billion to $9 billion contract for 57 fighters. The ministry plans to issue within weeks a request for information (RFI), the first stage of a procurement process, for a fighter to be built in India. The competition will be open to both single and twin-engine jets, the official said, but both Lockheed and Saab said they had not been informed about the new requirements. The latest change of heart is a major opportunity for Boeing, whose only foreign Super Hornet customer so far is the Royal Australian Air Force. It also illustrates how dysfunctional the weapons procurement process and arms industry are in the world?s second-most-populous country. The need for new fighters has been known for nearly 15 years, but after many announcements, twists and turns, the country?s air force has only three-quarters of the aircraft it needs. An indigenous light combat aircraft, the Tejas, is still not operational, 35 years after it was first proposed. An Indian Air Force source said fighter procurement was urgent: the branch?s operational strength has fallen to just 33 squadrons, its weakest level in four decades, as it decommissions Soviet-era MiG-21s. ?The IAF wants the RFI issued within weeks and get the process started,? said the source, who declined to be identified because he was not authorised to speak to the media. ?The problem is that government keeps shifting what it wants.? A pressing need A test pilot stands near a F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft on display ahead of the 'Aero India 2011' at Yelahanka air force station on the outskirts of Bangalore February 8, 2011. Photo: Reuters 1 Over the next decade, 13 more squadrons will be retired as their aircraft age out of service, parliament?s standing committee on defence said in a December report. The defence ministry declined to comment on the air force?s aircraft modernisation programme, saying it was not in a position to do so. Lockheed, which had offered to shift its F-16 production line in Fort Worth, Texas, to India, said it had not been told of any change to the Indian plan for single-engine fighters. ?Our proposed F-16 partnership with India stands firm,? the company said in an email. Last year it picked Tata Advanced Systems as its local partner and said it was in talks with dozens of firms to build up the supplier network. ?The Government of India has not yet issued formal requirements but we are continuing to support government-to-government discussions and engage with Indian companies about F-16 industrial opportunities,? Lockheed said. Sweden?s Saab was also caught off guard. ?We have seen the reports in the Indian media, but no new formal communication has been made to us regarding the fighter programme,? said Rob Hewson, Saab Asia Pacific?s head of communications. France?s Dassault Systemes SE?s Rafale, the Eurofighter Typhoon and Russian aircraft are also potential contenders under the new requirements, the air force source and industry analysts said. An order the size of India?s is rare. The only comparable opportunity for the Super Hornet is Canada?s request for 88 fighters, which could be worth as much as $14.6 billion. The Indian air force competition has echoes of a 2007 tender for 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft, which the Rafale won. But negotiations quickly bogged down over local production and prices, and in the end, the government ordered just 36 of the planes in 2016 for $8.7 billion. Local fighter The air force ideally would like a combination of lighter single-engine and twin-engine jets, as well as stealthy aircraft, but cannot afford such a range of foreign systems, analysts said. A twin-engine foreign fighter would perhaps offer the best value while the Tejas finishes development, they said. India?s annual defence capital procurement budget of $14 billion to $15 billion has to be spread over the army, navy, air force and the indigenous defence research organisation. ?The operational costs are going up with increased manpower, higher wages and general inflation. Ministry of Defence doesn?t have the luxury to go for too many platforms despite the rapidly falling squadron strength of the air force,? said Amber Dubey, partner and India head of aerospace and defence at global consultancy KPMG. Boeing India President Pratyush Kumar said the company was ready to respond to any request from the air force. ?We will follow the MoD?s lead on their process and will be responsive to their needs if we are asked to provide any information,? he said. Kumar said Boeing was committed to building the planes in India and had offered to help with India?s plans to develop its own advanced medium combat aircraft. But the experience with the Rafale contract has made experts sceptical that the latest tender will proceed as planned. Richard A Bitzinger, visiting senior fellow at Singapore?s S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said he did not expect a resolution in even the next two to three years. ?I am never surprised by what the Indians do when it comes to their procurement tenders. They are constantly changing the rules, changing their minds, and often even cancelling orders mid-way through,? he said. ?The Indians have a remarkable knack for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.?
  10. I have a very important question for everyone – why are you all so sad? No, it is not me who is saying that we're all sad, but the World Happiness Report which was recently released just ahead of the International Day of Happiness on March 20. The list basically combines economic, health and polling data compiled by economists that are averaged over three years from 2015 to 2017. According to the UN report, India comes in at 133 while considering the happiest countries, and just to give some more context, there were a total of 156 countries, so you know how unhappy we are! Since we are all so sad anyway, here is another nugget of information that should pile on our misery; India is also behind the majority of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations, apart from war-ravaged Afghanistan, that stood at 145. So basically, we're not as happy as Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Actually, there was a huge margin between India and Pakistan. Pakistan was at 75, Bhutan at 97, Nepal at 101, Bangladesh at 115 while Sri Lanka was ranked 116. But, on a happier note, Finland topped the list, and the reason behind that is access to nature, safety, childcare, good schools and free healthcare which were among the best things in their country. Well, that seems about right. Okay, but coming back to India, why are we sad? I can think of a lot of personal reason, but talking as a whole country, what's the problem? The report is from 2015-2017, so the biggest thing that has happened in this time period is obviously demonetization. Is it that? - Or, is it because our money now looks like monopoly money? - PM Modi's 'achhe din' was too much for us? - Is it because we had to endure so much Virushka? - Or, was it the realization that Taimur, a one-year-old kid, is more rich and famous than we'll ever be? The last thing I would like to say is that we should just follow the example of our favourite Prime Minister. Look how happy he is. I'm just feeling happier looking at him. Arent you?
  11. A senior Pakistani diplomat was forced to stop his car and was harassed by unknown individuals on a busy road in the Indian capital-Geo News NEW DELHI: Two more incidents of harassment of officers and families of Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi emerged on Wednesday, a day after the Foreign Office lodged a strong protest with a senior Indian diplomat stationed in Pakistan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement on Tuesday, said the staff and their families have been facing harassment, intimidation and ?outright violence? from Indian state agencies. Diplomatic sources told Geo News that a senior Pakistani diplomat was forced to stop his car and was harassed by unknown individuals on a busy road in the Indian capital. The incident happened when the diplomat was on his way to home after work. In yet another incident, the vehicles of diplomats? families were stopped at a road in a similar fashion and harassed. On Tuesday, a car carrying school-going children of Pakistan?s counselor was followed by ?unknown persons on cars and motorcycles?. Moreover, the vehicle was blocked and videos and photographs of the children were constantly made for 40 minutes. Pakistani diplomats, families harassed in India According to sources, a car carrying children of a diplomat was forcefully stopped today on a busy road in the Indian capital, underage children were made to disembark and harassed by unknown individuals Alongside, the drivers of the high commission were forcibly halted and their mobile phones aggressively switched off to prevent them from contacting anyone. In another incident, the vehicle of another senior counselor was forcefully stopped by an unknown individual who then disembarked and took pictures of the counselor. The unknown individual did not let the senior counselor's vehicle pass obstructing his vehicle, turning a ten-minute journey home into a 90-minute ordeal. The incidents are part of a continuing trend that started last week on Wednesday when a senior diplomat?s vehicle was stopped and damaged. The following day the Deputy High Commissioners' vehicle was chased by unknown individuals in a car and on a motorbike, who dragged the driver out of the car and hurled abuses at him. In another earlier incident, a member of the Pakistan High Commission was chased and his car was damaged by unknown individuals. Pakistan's High Commissioner raised the issue with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and met with the MEA joint secretary about the incidents. Following the meeting, instead of the incidents stopping, two counselors of the Pakistani mission were harassed in a similar manner. Pakistan High Commission again raised the issue with the MEA. After the latest incidents, the Pakistani High Commission has once again taken up the matter with the Indian government. Tensions between the two countries flared up after India accused Pakistan of involvement in attacks on its military posts in a bordering town ? an accusation Pakistan strongly denies. The foreign office on Tuesday also summoned Indian deputy high commissioner and registered strong protest over the incidents. DG South Asia Dr. Faisal handed over a protest letter to the diplomat and said protection of diplomatic staff is the responsibility of India under the Vienna Convention, which it has failed to. Indian agencies are busy harassing children, the statement added.
  12. The news of Stephen Hawking's demise shattered many hearts. The genius scientist is the reason we got introduced to different theories and possibilities that gave us an idea of things we could never think of. Not only was he an incredible scientist but also an actor who left us impressed with his performance and wit in shows like The Big Bang Theory and Simpsons. Stephen was indeed an example of spirit, going out of the way and doing what no one could. Yapma be Hawking reyiz! Harika kitapları, muhteÅem zekası ve Åakacı halleriyle Hepimizin reyizi olan Stephen Hawking 76 yaÅında hayatını kaybetti. Ä°nsanlıÄa çok Åey kattın, sana teÅekkür ederiz. ð¢ð¢ #stephenhawking A post shared by Ahmet Sami Topçu (@ahmet_topcu1965) on Mar 14, 2018 at 9:01am PDT When he was 21, he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and was just given two years by the doctors to live. But he decided to make history. Before he could even complete his work, he was confined to a wheelchair, but nothing could keep him bound. He was meant to do bigger things. He had many wishes and one of it was visiting India. And the genius did visit our country 17 years ago. As per reports, Hawking wanted to visit famous historical monuments like the Red Fort, Jantar Mantar, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar and the Taj Mahal. Mi hai insegnato che non serve a niente il corpo quando si è tutto cuore e mente hai saputo correre con le tue idee, i tuoi pensieri avevano mani veloci così veloci da tenderle in nostro aiuto prima ancora che cadessimo ed è vero, non potevi indicare ma a cosa serve indicare una galassia quando si è l'unico a vederla ad occhio nudo? non avevi il sorriso paralizzato avresti potuto benissimo tenere il broncio ma non lo hai mai fatto hai preferito immobilizzare di tua volontà un sorriso perenne hai giocato con la massima serietà e sei stato serio con la massima giocosità hai sempre riso di te stesso ma mai delle stelle con loro non si scherza, hai detto una volta non credevi in Dio ma non hai mai smesso di cercarlo tra un cielo e un altro, e oggi uno di questi cieli sei tu, e oggi finalmente la tua ricerca avrà una risposta e una certezza mentre l'unica cosa che io so di certo è che il buco nero oggi lo hai lasciato tu qui da noi. riposa bene genio . . #StephenHawking #gioevan A post shared by Gio Evan (@gio_evan) on Mar 14, 2018 at 8:17am PDT Expressing his desire, he wrote a letter to Javed Abidi who then was the Honorary Director, National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (N.C.P.E.D.P.). Soon, the letter reached the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). This, of course, threw them overboard as they believed any modification shouldn't be made to an archaeological site. However, overnight changes were made and temporary ramps were put so he could visit the place. Well, this was something many Indians would have wished for but it was only after Hawking that this thing was taken into consideration. Though Hawking got to see Qutub Minar and Jantar Mantar he left without seeing the Taj Mahal, the site that thousands of people travel from across the world to see. (c) Istock Soon after he went back, the then Tourism Minister Ananth Kumar decided to make Taj Mahal and all other historical places accessible to the disabled. Though his dream remained unfilled, it is because of him that millions are able to see these amazing sites. Perhaps, if it wasn't for him we might still be stuck at that moment!
  13. The Pakistani High Commission has taken up the matter with the Indian government Staff at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi have complained of being harassed in their host country, diplomatic sources told Geo News. The diplomats also complained of their families being harassed. According to sources, a car carrying unaccompanied underage children of a diplomat was made to stop on a busy main road in the Indian capital on Tuesday, the children were forcefully made to disembark and harassed by unknown individuals. The diplomat's daughter, according to sources, is still traumatized by the ordeal. In another incident, the vehicle of another senior counsellor was forcefully stopped by an unknown individual who then disembarked and took pictures of the counsellor. Tuesday's incidents are not the first, rather, a continuing trend that started last week on Wednesday when a senior diplomats vehicle was stopped and damaged. The following day the Deputy High Commissioners' vehicle was chased by unknown individuals in a car and on a motorbike, who dragged the driver out of the car and hurled abuses at him. In another incident on Thursday, the minister political of the Pakistan High Commission was chased and his car was damaged by unknown individuals. The very next day on Friday, Pakistan's High Commissioner raised the issue with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and met with the MEA Joint Secretary about the incidents. Following the meeting, instead of the incidents stopping, two counsellors of the Pakistani mission were harassed in a similar manner. Pakistan High Commission again raised the issue with the MEA. After the latest incidents, the Pakistani High Commission has once again taken up the matter with the Indian government. Tensions between the two countries flared up after India accused Pakistan of involvement in attacks on its military posts in a bordering town ? an accusation Pakistan strongly denies.
  14. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was undeniably enjoying all the fanfare in lieu of his success with the Indian cricket team. He was shattering records and setting up winning streaks as captain, while his ability to finish the game gave Team India and their fans reason to keep on dreaming even in dire situations. But, after successfully establishing himself as one of the most popular and cherished Indian cricketers, Dhoni and his fellow teammates witnessed the rise of Virat Kohli who carved his own niche on the back of consistent performances across all formats. While his never-say-die attitude reflected a new brand of cricket, his artistry with the willow quickly turned him into one of the most influential cricketers for his side. It was Kohli's ability to assess match situations and mould his game accordingly which forced the team management and Indian fans to believe that maybe this was the guy who could succeed Dhoni as captain of the national team. Soon, he was seen shepherding the Indian side in Tests and, in January 2017, he finally took over the reins from MSD to become the new skipper across all formats. © BCCL For a man who came and conquered the very world that was once ruled by MSD, it would have been understandable if Kohli and his predecessor didn't see eye to eye or had some understanding issues. But, thankfully for Indian cricket, there was none of it. Despite the change in leadership, Kohli and Dhoni didn't let it affect their relationship. In fact, the duo further strengthened their bond on the back of trust and mutual respect. Irrespective of Kohli's position in the team as captain, Dhoni is still seen guiding the bowlers, setting up the field and even calling for Decision Review System (DRS) in the matches. On the other hand, at a time when cricket pundits and fans were questioning MSD's place in Team India, Kohli threw his weight behind the former Indian captain and tipped him to stage a comeback. © Reuters Today, whether it's family outings or discussions on the field, the two cricket icons are inseparable. However, the scenario, 10 years ago, wasn't as rosy as it seems now. If Dilip Vengsarkar - the former chief selector of BCCI's national selection committee - is to be believed, Dhoni was not in favour of handing Kohli his debut with Team India in 2008. Vengsarkar claims that he wanted to hand Kohli his Team India debut during the ODI series against Sri Lanka that year, but then skipper Dhoni and coach Gary Kirsten challenged their decision and favoured S Badrinath's selection ahead of the Delhi dasher. But, Vengsarkar stood his ground and the world witnessed the debut of Kohli. © Reuters "I felt this was an ideal situation to include Kohli in the squad. Although the other four selectors agreed with my decision, Gary Kirsten and MS Dhoni were reluctant as they had not seen much of Kohli. I told them that I have seen him and we have to include him in the team,” Vengsarkar revealed. “I knew that they were keen on keeping S Badrinath in the team because he was a Chennai Super Kings (CSK) player. If Kohli would have come in, Badrinath would have been dropped. N Srinivasan was the BCCI treasurer at that time. He was upset that Badrinath was dropped because he was their player,” he added. © BCCL Vengsarkar further claimed that it was his decision to select Kohli and drop Badrinath that made then BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan very angry, ultimately costing him his job as India's chief selector. "When Kohli was preferred over Badrinath, Srinivasan was not happy. He got fed up as his player was kept out and he questioned me as to how I didn't pick Badri? I replied that I had gone to watch the Emerging Tour in Australia and found this boy Kohli exceptional. So I have picked him in the team and Srinivasan reasoned that Badrinath had scored 800 runs for Tamil Nadu. I told him he will get a chance and angry Srinivasan asked "when he will get a chance, he is 29-years-old? I replied: 'Whenever the time comes'," he disclosed. © Reuters "Srinivasan then made (Kris) Srikkanth the chairman and I was sent home. That was the end of my career as a selector," he concluded. Though Vengsarkar's decision that cost him his job didn't bear fruit immediately as Kohli was dismissed for just 12 runs on his debut, but the right-hander made his mark with a half-century in the fourth game of the series which eventually turned out to be an historic ODI series win for India in Sri Lanka. Today, given Kohli's growing list of batting records and ever-improving stint as captain, Vengsarkar will surely be proud of his decision which cost him his job, but gave Indian cricket an indispensable player who continues to rise in stature with every game.
  15. The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports made a declaration at the Rajya Sabha to promote traditional sports in India and work towards the welfare and promotion of indigenous, rural and tribal games in the country. Simultaneous to that statement, inclusion of the tribal's to participate in various sports in India and outside is becoming more prominent. An Indian team of archers participated in the Asia Cup, stage I archery meet in Bangkok, and came home with a gold medal, defeating the Mongolian team, scoring 27-26, in the first tiebreaker. The trio of Akash Malik, Gaurav Lambe, and Gora Ho bagged a total of three gold medals and two bronze medals in Bangkok. But the one name we're really proud of, who stood out from the trio is a young tribal boy from Jharkhand, who battled poverty, to participate in the Asia Cup and came out as the winner! This is the story of the young Gora Ho and his ceremonious victory which will never be forgotten for years to come. © Facebook World Archery Standing straight, with one hand gripping the arrow and the other holding the bow, Gora released the arrow to bring gold for the country, after struggling to make it to the finals. The tribal belt in Jharkhand still battles with carrying forth daily chores with ease, to make ends meet. In so much poverty, Gora always lacked resources to hone his skills or even practice with the resources required. About six years ago, he was found by his current coach B Srinivasa Rao, at the Arjuna Archery Academy in Kharswan, who spotted him there and realised his talent immediately. Rao was sure of the fact that Gora would do wonders in archery if he got proper guidance and resources. And he was absolutely right. Rao enrolled Gora at the Dugni Academy in Seraikela, and there was no looking back from there! "This boy is Olympic material. His natural talent needs to be honed through focused training under the guidance of a recognised foreign coach" - B Srinivasa Rao (as told to Times Of India © thinkstock representative image With about 100 medals under his belt, in sub-junior and junior events, at state and national level, Gora is considered as the youngest prodigy and the brightest talent the state has seen in the longest time, earning him the title of the 'Golden Boy'. The ace archer will definitely be seen in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, as predicted by those who have seen him in action. But life's not been so simple and kind to Gora. Even though he possesses immense talent in archery, he belongs to a poverty-stricken background, like most of the tribal's from the region do and up until his talent was recognised, he didn't have proper means to propel his interest in archery. Pursuing sports as a career choice was way out the realms of his imagination and he was very well aware of that. Youngest of the four siblings, Gora lost his mother two years ago in 2016. The same year, his father, Khaireu Ho, suffered a paralytic attack and has been bed-ridden since. Looking at these bleak circumstances, Gora had every reason to back out from following his dreams but he pursued them regardless, to bring back fame, honour, and glory to his country. © Twitter In 2015, Gora received the National Child Award from the then president Pranab Mukherjee, as he won three tournaments at the National School Games in Ranchi. He also bagged ten medals at the Jharkhand Archery championships at the age of 13. "Even as a little boy, he showed a remarkable talent for archery. He has the capacity of doing the country proud in more international competitions. He needs the proper guidance" - Prem Shankar, Gora's elder brother (as told to Times Of India). If you're wondering what's next for this bright lad, then you can put your curiosity to rest. Gora plans to continue acing his skill as an archer and presently he is a cadet at the Army Boys Club in Pune. He is still continuing his training in Jamshedpur and hopes to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. We've really got our fingers crossed and hope to witness this young prodigy in action, very soon! © Facebook World Archery "Support from my teammates and hard work helped me perform well at my first tournament. I wish to keep this dream alive and shoot for India at the 2020 Olympic Games." - Gora Ho (as told to Times Of India) Watch the video from the Asia Cup tournament here
  16. Today, India is the fourth fastest growing economy in the world with 7.2 percent projected growth in the future. Adding to that is the rapidly growing startup culture which is motivating other big companies to be more employee friendly as well then they were before. All these factors are just the indication of how rapidly the work environment is changing in India, and that too for the better. Recently a U.S. employment search engine company, Indeed, ranked the top technology companies to work for in India and this is what managing director of Indeed India, Sashi Kumar has to say on the report. "The companies featured on our Best Places to Work — Tech Companies in India list are not only industry leaders, but also firms known for valuing their employees and offering them great opportunities for career progression,” he said. He further added, "Companies that can attract the best talent across sectors are able to create and maintain a strong sense of community and provide capable mentorship. This is especially true of technology firms which strive to create a productive environment for their employees, ensuring optimum levels of job satisfaction," Here is the list of the company as per their ranking. 1. Google © Indiatimes 2. Amazon 3. Intel 4. IBM 5. Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) © TOI 6. Cisco 7. Microsoft 8. SAP © Gadgets Now 9. HP 10. Cognizant Technology Solutions
  17. India keeps hosting so many political figures from around the world, it's so hard to keep up. In the last month only, we've seen so many prominent people being the perfect tourists in our country and it's nice to see them embrace the culture and enjoy everything India has to offer. First, we had Justin Trudeau, who actually put a spell on everyone in the country with all of his desi antics. Canadian PM @JustinTrudeau makes an entrance at the Canada house in New Delhi. Truly in the spirit of India. @DemocracyNewsL pic.twitter.com/ph19O7ysB4 — Rohit Gandhi (@rohitgandhi_) February 22, 2018 Then, people on Twitter saw a picture of French President Emmanuel Macron hugging PM Modi and just ran with it. It's honestly the best meme I've seen in the last week. Season Finale cliffhanger ending shot. pic.twitter.com/CtWMRggPlI — Aisi Taisi Democracy (@AisiTaisiDemo) March 11, 2018 And, now we have more hilarious – or should I say 'hillary-ous' – meme material, all thanks to Hillary Clinton. After falling off the polls last year and losing to Donald Trump, it seems like she's continued her falling streak, quite literally. In case you didn't know, the former presidential candidate is in India currently, and things don't seem to go well, and I'm kinda sad for her, tbh. © AP But, what I'm not sad about is the fact that someone captured her slipping and almost falling on the stairs twice, because, let's be real, who doesn't like watching people fall? Are we all that sadistic, though? But, whatever this video has made everyone's day in my office and I'm sure it will be the most hilarious thing that you'll watch all day. © AP The unfortunate yet incredibly funny incident took place at Jahaz Mahal while she was being all touristy but as fate would have it, she slipped on the stairs, not once, but twice. So, I guess now we can call her 'Slippery Clinton'. (Please don't @ me because of the bad pun, thanks) Let's see everything in gif form, because a gif is worth a thousand words, obviously. The first slip – That wasn't so bad, right? But, one is never enough, so here's the second almost fall. Wow, that one was bad. And, then goes the chappal! Why did she give up on her flip flops? Watch the whole thing go down and enjoy 32 seconds of pure joy at the expense of someone else.
  18. Nine trekkers died and 18 others were left with serious burns as wildfires swept through a popular hiking spot in India´s Tamil Nadu state. Photo: Gulf Today NEW DELHI: Nine trekkers died and 18 others were left with serious burns as wildfires swept through a popular hiking spot in India´s Tamil Nadu state, officials said Monday. The group was hiking through Theni district, a hilly region in southern India thickly forested and dotted with tea plantations when they were forced to flee a fast-approaching fire. They apparently became separated while trying to find a safe way to escape the oncoming blaze. "It seems that the victims deviated from the regular trail. This is a popular trekking spot," Theni district official S. Kandasamy told AFP. "Nine people lost their lives and 27 others were rescued." Of those rescued, 18 were injured, Kandasamy said. Some of the victims were taken to hospital with serious burns over most of their bodies, the Press Trust of India reported. Kandasamy said the fire is still burning uncontrollably in the region bordering Kerala state some 540 kilometres (335 miles) from the Tamil Nadu capital Chennai. The cause of the blaze is being investigated, he added. Helicopters from the Indian army have been enlisted to help douse the flames, PTI reported. Emergency teams had accounted for all those on the hiking expedition, Theni district police superintendent V Baskaran told AFP.
  19. Indian Army tanks take part in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. Photo: Reuters Weapons imports to the Middle East and Asia have boomed over the past five years, fueled by war and tensions in those regions, a new study showed on Monday. In the period between 2013 and 2017, arms imports to the conflict-ridden Middle East more than doubled, jumping by 103 per cent compared with the previous five-year period, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) calculated. And the Middle East accounted for 32 percent of all arms imports worldwide. SIPRI, an independent institute, monitors arms deliveries by volume over periods of five years in order to iron out short-term fluctuations. Saudi Arabia - which is waging a war against Shia Houthi rebels backed by its regional rival Iran - is the world's second largest importer of arms after India, SIPRI said. The United States accounts for 61 percent of arms imports to Saudi Arabia and Britain for 23 per cent. On Friday, Britain signed a preliminary multi-billion-pound order from Saudi Arabia for 48 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets, military equipment maker BAE Systems announced. The deal sparked heated debate and protests in the UK where the NGO, Save the Children, placed a life-size statue of a child near parliament "to draw attention to the violence that is being fuelled, in part, by British-made bombs." "Widespread violent conflict in the Middle East and concerns about human rights have led to political debate in Western Europe and North America about restricting arms sales," said senior SIPRI researcher Pieter Wezeman. "Yet the US and European states remain the main arms exporters to the region and supplied over 98 percent of weapons imported by Saudi Arabia." Growing demand in India Nevertheless, Asia and Oceania was the biggest region for arms imports, accounting for 42 percent of the global total between 2013 and 2017, the institute calculated. And India was the world's largest weapons importer, with Russia its main supplier accounting for 62 per cent of its imports. At the same time, arms deliveries to India from the US, the world's top weapons exporter, increased more than six-fold in the five-year period, SIPRI calculated. "The tensions between India, on the one side, and Pakistan and China, on the other, are fuelling India's growing demand for major weapons, which it remains unable to produce itself," another SIPRI researcher Siemon Wezeman said. "China, by contrast, is becoming increasingly capable of producing its own weapons and continues to strengthen its relations with Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar through arms supplies," he added. Beijing, whose weapons exports rose by 38 per cent in the five-year period, is the main arms supplier for Myanmar, accounting for 68 per cent of imports. It also accounted for 71 per cent of weapons imports to Bangladesh and for 70 per cent of imports to India's nuclear-armed rival, Pakistan. Myanmar's violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority has caused some 700,000 of the people to flee over the border to Bangladesh since August, taking with them horrifying testimony of murder, rape and arson by soldiers and vigilante mobs. The atrocities have triggered international condemnations, including EU and US sanctions, against Myanmar.
  20. India´s state-run hospitals are often ill-equipped, severely underfunded and stretched to breaking point-Photo: File-AFP NEW DELHI: Indian authorities have suspended two doctors and launched an investigation after a patient´s severed leg was used as a pillow to prop up his head, a hospital official said Sunday. Administrators at the government-run hospital in Uttar Pradesh state vowed "strict action" after images emerged showing the patient on a stretcher with the amputated limb being used as a headrest. "We have set up a four-member committee to find out who put the severed leg under the patient´s head," said Sadhna Kaushik, principal of the Maharani Laxmibai Medical College and Hospital in Jhansi, told AFP. "Strict action will be taken if our staff is found at fault." Two doctors have been suspended pending investigation, she added. The man, identified as 28-year-old Ghanshyam, was seriously injured in a bus accident. His relatives told the local NDTV news network that hospital staff ignored their requests that Ghanshyam, who goes by one name, be given a pillow. "When we reached the hospital, we saw his leg being used as a headrest," Janaki Prasad, a relative, told NDTV. "I repeatedly asked the doctors to intervene but they refused," Prasad added, saying Ghanshyam´s relatives eventually bought a pillow from a local market. Kaushik said the patient was given "immediate" medical attention and one of his relatives placed the leg under his head, the Press Trust of India reported. "The doctor looked for something to raise his head. The patient´s attendant used the leg," she told PTI. India´s state-run hospitals are often ill-equipped, severely underfunded and stretched to breaking point. Just a handful of specialists are available to treat millions. Uttar Pradesh, which is home to 200 million people, is one of India´s poorest states, and long waits are common for even minor treatments. Medical negligence is not uncommon either. Last year, dozens of children died in a single week at a government hospital in Uttar Pradesh that suffered oxygen shortages. And an unlicensed doctor was arrested last month for allegedly infecting at least 46 people with HIV by re-using a syringe.
  21. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) walks with France´s President Emmanuel Macron before a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on March 10, 2018. Photo: AFP China´s mighty strategic shadow hangs over an accord signed by India and France on Saturday aimed at stepping up military cooperation in the Indian Ocean. Under the deal signed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron, each country will open its naval bases to warships from the other. China´s territorial ambitions in the South China Sea already worry world powers. And its move into the vast Indian Ocean -- stretching from the Suez Canal to the Malacca Strait -- has heightened that concern. Modi and Macron are particularly anxious as China extended its military presence by opening a naval base in the eastern African nation of Djibouti last year. Beijing is also building up its trading network -- the so-called One Belt One Road initiative -- which involves many of the Asian and African nations that line the Indian Ocean. It has built a port in Gwadar, taken a 99-year-lease on Sri Lanka´s Hambantota and bought a number of tiny islands in the Maldives. All of this has alarmed India, which sits at the heart of the Indian Ocean region. New Delhi experts see Chinese companies investing in assets ranging from airports to the Bangladesh stock exchange as Beijing´s Trojan horses. "They essentially work at the behest of the state and all of their investments are actually not commercial investments but strategic investments and they are meant to serve a geopolitical purpose," said Abhijit Singh, an analyst at the Observer Research Foundation, a New Delhi-based think tank. Modi made clear when he came to power in 2014 that boosting India´s influence in its immediate neighbourhood was a strategic priority. His government expressed fury when Sri Lanka let a Chinese submarine make a stopover in 2014. Colombo refused a similar request the following year. ´Critical partners´ India has stepped up its patrols in the Sunda Strait in the eastern Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf, while boosting its maritime surveillance capability around the Andaman and Nicobar islands off Myanmar, where Chinese warships and submarines have increasingly been on patrol. Reunion island is in turn a key French territory in the Indian Ocean and Paris also has extensive Pacific interests. "We have a strong maritime power, a big navy with our nuclear submarines," Macron said in an interview with Indian television broadcast Friday. France is "very active in this region to preserve collective security and for me India is one of the critical partners to preserve stability in the whole region." China strongly denies any territorial motive against India despite its huge investments and military moves. "The two countries are partners in development not rivals," said the foreign ministry in Beijing. Liu Zongyi, a specialist at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies, told AFP that India was using the "China threat" to extend its own military power. Some international experts have doubts about Modi´s response to China in the Indian Ocean and elsewhere. "On a regional level, the Modi government has not proposed a convincing alternative to the new Silk Road proposed by Chinese leader Xi Jinping. India just does not have the same financial and administrative strength as China," said Isabelle Saint-Mezard, a South Asia specialist at Paris VIII university´s institute of geopolitics. Brahma Chellaney, a professor at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi said "India is at last waking up to this new threat." But he is among many who fear storms in the Indian Ocean. "For the moment, China cannot take on India in its own strategic maritime backyard," Chellaney said. "But the country is growing, deploying submarines and the situation could quickly change to India´s disadvantage."
  22. It's Swedish, it's affordable, it's electric and it's not a Volvo. Uniti is a relatively new startup in Sweden that is attempting to redefine mobility and electric cars as we know it. Built by a small team in Sweden, the Uniti One is an all-electric city car which the company plans to bring to India in 2020. The One features a simple, aero-friendly design with smooth surfacing and fully covered wheels. To give you an idea of size, the One is about as big as a Mahindra e2o. (c) Uniti One Employing a 22kW lithium-ion battery, the Uniti One has a claimed range of 200 kilometres on a single charge. While there are no performance figures from Uniti, there are a few notable stats: using Uniti's fast charger, the One can be charged from 0 to 90 percent in just 20 minutes, and a full charge will take 40 minutes. Using a standard wall charger will take about 3 hours to juice the One up fully. The new Uniti One showcased at Auto Expo 2018 will be offered with a 24kWh battery pack. The battery pack has been installed and is spread across the floor of the car in order to maintain that low center of gravity. The brand employs the Siemens sourced Gallio motor that is mounted on the rear axle that is also present on the Volvo XC90 plugin. (c) BCCL The windshield becomes a big HUD for extra information, without taking your eyes off the road. In most places, buttons have been replaced by intuitive swipes. Interestingly, Uniti already has a price for the One: it will go on sale in 2020 at a price of Rs. 7.14 lakh (ex-showroom), and it could go further down once the Governments FAME subsidy is accounted for. Pre-orders are open now and you can book one for as little as Rs. 1,000.
  23. It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. Time to give respect where it is due.
  24. Sundar Singh is a man the nation should look up to!
  25. Chasing 175 for victory, SL rode on Kusal Perera´s 37-ball 66 to achieve the target with nine balls to spare. Photo: SL Cricket Twitter COLOMBO: Kusal Perera hit a blazing half-century to power Sri Lanka to a five-wicket win over India in the opening Twenty20 international of the tri-nation tournament on Tuesday. Chasing 175 for victory, the hosts rode on Perera´s 37-ball 66 to achieve their target with nine balls to spare at Colombo´s R Premadasa Stadium. The left-handed Perera, who hit 6 fours and 4 sixes, overshadowed Indian opener Shikar Dhawan´s career-best 90 that saw the visitors post 174-5 after being put into bat first. Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar hurt Sri Lanka´s chase by picking up two wickets each but Perera´s fiery start made sure the hosts stand tall. The islanders lost an early wicket but a 58-run second-wicket partnership between Perera, who notched up his eighth T20 fifty, and Danushka Gunathilaka put their innings back on track. Perera, who hit paceman Shardul Thakur for 27 runs with 5 fours and a six in the third over of the innings, took the steam out of the inexperienced Indian bowling attack. Perera though faltered after getting stumped to Sundar´s off spin as the Sri Lankan chase wobbled with the Indian bowlers coming back with some disciplined effort. Thisara Perera, on 22, and Dasun Shanaka, on 15, then put on an unbeaten 39-run stand to keep up the spirits of a raucous home crowd. Earlier Dhawan´s 49-ball blitz, laced with 6 fours and 6 sixes, lifted India from a precarious 9-2 to put up a respectable total. Dhawan put on a crucial 95-run third-wicket stand with Manish Pandey, who made 37, to test the Sri Lanka bowling but missed out on a ton after falling to Gunathilaka´s off-spin. Pace spearhead Dushmantha Chameera claimed two wickets including the prized scalp of India skipper Rohit Sharma for nought in the first over of the innings. India will take on Bangladesh in the next match of the tournament, which is timed to commemorate Sri Lanka´s 70 years of independence, on Thursday.