Citroen to launch three new cars in India after C5 Aircross

Citroen has revealed that it will launch the C5 Aircross SUV in India towards the end of next year. The SUV will be a rival to the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, Hyundai Tucson and the upcoming Kia SP2i and MG Hector. Apart from the Citroen C5 Aircross, the company will launch one new product every year from 2021 till 2023. The new vehicles will be manufactured and introduced first in India before being launched in the international markets. It isn’t clear whether these will be all-new nameplates or new-generation versions of the existing models. However, our understanding is that the…

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University Grants Commission bans distance learning degree programmes in agriculture

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in agriculture.(Thinkstock) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in agriculture. The decision was taken by the higher education regulator at its last meeting on the ground that a degree programme in agriculture is technical in nature as it requires practicals or laboratory courses. “The Union agriculture ministry had referred the matter to the commission, requesting it to consider prohibiting universities from offering Open and Distance Learning (ODL) degree programmes in agriculture,” a senior commission…

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The Bollywood factor in India’s election

“India will not fear terror,” we hear the flag-waving strongman say, as he leads followers and soldiers in the snowy terrain of Kashmir before they come under a hail of bullets from militants. “Terror will fear India.” The man portrayed is Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the scene is the most memorable of a two-and-a-half minute film trailer that has caused a political storm in the country ahead of the forthcoming election. The slick biopic, titled PM Narendra Modi, is due for release on 5 April, days before India’s weeks-long…

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New car launches in India in March

Before stepping into the second quarter of 2019, car manufacturers in the country are gearing up to launch the last batch of new cars for Q1. The upcoming cars, namely the Honda Civic, Ford Figo and the Porsche Macan, have already created a buzz among enthusiasts and buyers. The new 10th generation Civic will be more-or-less similar to the concept version last seen at the 2018 Auto Expo event in the country. Meanwhile, the new Ford Figo and the Porshe Macan will be introduced with fresh cosmetic and feature upgrades. Read below to find out more…

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Once a BJP favourite, Computer Baba finds a job, courtesy the Congress government in MP

Namdev Das Tyagi, better known as ‘Computer Baba’ who had shot to fame after he was appointed by the previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to a five-member committee of godmen to suggest ways to improve the Narmada catchment in April last year has now been appointed as the chairman of the ‘Ma Narmada, Ma Kshipra and Ma Mandaknini River Trust’ by the Kamal Nath government on March 8. The Kamal Nath government issued orders appointing Computer Baba as the chairman of the state government set up trust in the…

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Computer to call balls and strikes in minor league

NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready for strikes by robots. No, overworked machines aren’t walking out in a labor protest. Computers will be used for ball/strike calls starting April 25 in the independent Atlantic League, where the distance between home and first will be shortened by 3 inches. The ground between the mound and home plate will lengthen by 2 feet for the second half of the season beginning July 12. The 60-foot-6-inch distance between the front of the pitching rubber and the back point of home plate has been…

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BMW and Daimler invest €1bn in new car venture

BMW and Daimler have unveiled a joint venture covering new-generation services such as driverless vehicles, ride-hailing, and pay-per-use cars. Normally fierce rivals, the firms are investing €1bn (£880m) in the project, which will also help drivers find parking and electric charge points. It comes as carmakers face competition from mobility services providers such as Uber and other technology firms. The two German firms said they were open to buying tech start-ups. Established ride-hailing firms have been expanding. China’s Didi Chuxing aims to expand its business in Latin America and Uber…

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Untrained Woman Rams New Car Straight Through Glass Doors Of A Car Showroom In Himachal Pradesh

In a shocking incident, an untrained female driver rammed a new car through the glass doors of a car showroom. The incident took place in Mandi Himachal Pradesh and the woman allegedly lost control of the accelerator. As seen in the video, the woman got into an Elite i20 car, placed in the middle Grand i10 and i20. Just as she started the car, she lost control and raced the car through the doors. The car crashed into another vehicle parked outside after speeding out of the showroom. In the video, another woman standing…

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