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Renault's New Small Car - Lodgy MPV April 16, 2015 18:05

Renault India, the fully owned subsidiary of French automobile firm has officially rolled out its much awaited MPV model, Lodgy in the Indian automobile market. This vehicle is being offered in a total of seven variants for the buyers to choose from. This new small car will be based on an all new platform, CMF-A, which has been jointly developed by Renault and Nissan. The vehicle will use the same 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine that also powers the Renault Duster and the engine will be offered in two states of tunes - 84bhp and 108bhp. The Lodgy aims to offer the performance and comfort of a sedan with the space and convenience of a MPV.ExteriorsThis newly launched vehicle has a decent body structure. Its radiator grille has a very distinct design unlike any other model in the Renault's portfolio. It is decorated with extensive use of chrome. It is embodied with the company's logo in the center that renders it a majestic look. The small headlight cluster looks quite aggressive and adds to the rugged stance of its frontage. There is an attractive dual tone bumper that is fitted with black strips. Its air intake section is surrounded by two round shaped fog lamps, which are garnished with chrome surround. The bonnet, with its expressive design renders a modernistic stance to the frontage.InteriorsThis newly launched vehicle has a very spacious internal cabin. It is being with seven and eight seater configuration, Both the second and third rows have enough space to accommodate at least six passengers, while its front row can host two occupants. The driver's seat also has height adjustment facility. Its seven seater version gets captain seats in its second row, which is further accompanied by armrests. The top end variant in this model series has fabric upholstery with leather inserts. This MPV has a dual tone color scheme and is further highlighted by metallic accents. Beside this, its dashboard along with instrument cluster rings gets chrome.Acceleration & Pick-UpThe engine is fitted under the hood of 110PS version is mated to a six speed manual transmission that helps it to achieve a top speed in the range of 170 Kmph. Its less powerful mill is mated with a five speed manual gearbox that allows the vehicle to achieve a top speed mark of 160 Kmph. It can break the 100 Kmph mark from a standstill in 15 seconds.Engine and PerformanceThe vehicle is having a 1.5-litre diesel engine. This is the same mill, which is currently powering the Duster SUV. It comprises of 4-cylinders and sixteen valves based on a dual overhead camshaft valve configuration that displaces 1461cc. This can produce a maximum power of 108.45bhp at 4000rpm along with 245Nm of hammering torque at 1750rpm. This mill is mated to an advanced six speed manual transmission gear box that sends torque output to the front wheels. This mill is also available in the form of 85PS version, which offers better fuel efficiency but develops less power. This mill is capable of churning out 83.8bhp at 3750rpm along with a torque of 200Nm at 1900rpm. Unlike its 100PS version, this motor is mated to a five speed manual gearbox that enables it to deliver flawless performance. MileageThis vehicle offers different state of power that influences its fuel efficiency. This diesel engine is integrated with an advanced common rail fuel injection system that enhances its fuel efficiency and overall power. The company claims that its 85PS version is capable of delivering a maximum mileage of 21.04 Kmpl and powerful 110PS version can give a maximum mileage 19.98 Kmpl, which is rather impressive.Power This vehicle is currently available with 1.5-litre diesel engine which will produce power in two states-of-tune. This 4-cylinder mill in the 85PS version can deliver a maximum power of 83.8bhp and yields a pounding torque of 200Nm. In 110PS version, it can unleash a maximum of 108.45bhp along with 245Nm of hammering torque. By Premji

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Satyamurthy will not say thank you April 16, 2015 17:55

It was heard that there would be a success meet to prove that the movie is a hit, sorry, to celebrate the success of Son of Satyamurthy. But it was again heard that the plan was now dropped.Son of Satyamurthy which was released few days back fell into the mixed reviews. But still is managing to do good business at box office. Currently it grossed 37 crores and still long to go. To celebrate this occasion, movie unit has planned a thank you function on 18th April at Shilpakala vedika. But as per few reports, there was a misunderstanding with the venue authorities and a small conflict between the duo, led to the cancellation of the function. But very soon after opting the other venue, the will as usual be held, the movie unit said. By Phani

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First Made in India Sports Car - DC Avanti April 16, 2015 17:47

The DC Avanti is one of the most awaited launches that are the first made-in-India sports car. The company will deliver the cars on first-come-first-serve basis i.e. the folks who opted for early-bird bookings will get the Avanti first. DC Avanti has received a total of 762 confirmed bookings till date, which speaks volumes about the India's penchant for sports cars. The company has already initiated the process with the first batch of 25 cars are set to be handed over to customers this month.Avanti measures 4,550mm in length, 1,965mm in width and 1,200mm in height. It has a ground clearance of 170mm. Avanti might be the perfect car for Indian driving conditions. The body of the sports car has several carbon-fibre components developed by the company's in-house engineers.Powering the Avanti is a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, mounted between the back of the seat and the rear wheels. It produces a peak power output of 248bhp along with 241Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.Safety features like Anti-lock braking system (ABS), developed by Continental, will be offered as standard equipment. The car is expected to be priced between Rs. 25 lakh - 35 lakh. The total cost will eventually be decided by the level of customization buyers opt for. Moreover, DC Designers say that they do not wish for any two cars to look alike, hence customers will be able to choose from a palette of 40,000 exterior colours and 4,000 interior trim levels.InteriorDC Avanti is a two seated sports car manufactured with leather. This material is used on the doors, dashboard, seats and space between the seats. The instrument cluster, steering wheel and more noticeably AC and all basic units have leather.ExteriorThe headlamps of Avanti are bi-xenon units while there are LED DRLS shaped like eyebrows for the headlamps. For massive air intake, a bunch of foils are designed at the back of DC Avanti. It also has a long and low bonnet that dips in the middle giving prominence to the DC Logo and a single air vent located on top.Engine & GearboxDC Avanti is equipped with a Ford EcoBoost 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine. It is capable of generating 250bhp of power at the rate of 360Mn torque. It has been mated to a six speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels.Key Features of DC Avanti 2.0 L (Petrol)1. City / Highway fuel economy - 8.0 kmpl / 10.0 kmpl2. Fuel Type - Petrol3. Engine Displacement - 2000 cc4. BHP - 250bhp@5500rpm5. Torque - 366Nm@3500rpmTechnical Specs of DC Avanti 2.0 L (Petrol)1. Top Speed -     180km/hr2. Acceleration (0-100 kmph) -     6 Seconds3. Engine Displacement (cc) -     20004. Maximum Power - 250bhp@5500rpm5. Maximum Torque - 366Nm@3500rpm6. Engine Description - 2.0-litre 250bhp 16V Turbo Charged Engine7. Turning Radius (wheel base) - 6 metres8. No. of Cylinders - 49. Drive Type - RWD10. Turbo Charger - Yes11. Super Charger - No12. Valves Per Cylinder - 413. Fuel Supply System - Direct Injection14. Gear box - 6 Speed15. Steering Gear Type - Rack & Pinion16. Seating Capacity - 217. No of Doors - 218. Length - 4550mm19. Width - 1965mm20. Height - 1200mm21. Ground Clearance - 170mm22. Wheel Base - 2700mm23. Front Tread - 1670mm24. Rear Tread - 1650mm25. Gross Weight - 1580kg26. Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) - 6027. Tyre Size - Fr: 255/35 R20 ; Rr: 295/30 R2028. Tyre Type - Tubeless,Radial29. Alloy Wheel Size - 20 Inch30. Air Conditioner31. Power Steering32. Transmission Type - Manual33. Navigation System - Optional34. Adjustable Seats35. CD Player36. FM/AM/Radio37. Audio System Remote Control38. Speakers Front39. Integrated 2DIN Audio - Optional40. Low Fuel Warning Light41. Leather Seats42. Fabric Upholstery43. Cup Holders-Front44. Shock Absorbers Type - Coil Cover45. Trunk Light46. Bottle Holder - Front Door47. Front Suspension - Double Wishbone48. Rear Suspension - Double Wishbone49. Anti-Lock Braking System50. Central Locking51. Power Door Locks52. Side Impact Beams53. Front Impact Beams54. Passenger Side Rear View Mirror55. Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank56. Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc57. Rear Brake Type- Ventilated Disc58. Emission Norm Compliance - Euro V59. Country of Assembly - India60. Country of Manufacture – IndiaBy Premji

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Pulsar AS 200 and AS 150 new motorcycles from Bajaj Auto April 16, 2015 17:41

Bajaj Auto has expanded its Pulsar range of bikes with the launch of two new models AS 150 and AS 200, priced at Rs 79,000 and Rs 91,550 (ex-showroom Delhi). During the launch, Bajaj Auto Ltd President (Motorcycles Business) Eric Vas said: "The Pulsar Adventure Sport series will be a delight to young bikers who want to fulfill their need of daily city riding, while at the same time desire to explore vast and incredible outdoors over the weekends."The Pulsar AS 200 is powered by a 199.5 cc triple spark, 4-valve liquid cooled DTSi engine. It is based on the Pulsar 200 NS’s platform. It is powered by the same four-valve, DTS-i, triple-spark, liquid-cooled, 199.5 cc single-cylinder engine which is capable of 23.5 PS of power. AS 200 features an Alpha-male styling with an aerodynamic half-fairing and a muscular tank. The motorcycle gets an extended touring windscreen to prevent wind blast. A high-intensity projector headlight is also present on the Pulsar AS 200. It uses a pressed steel perimeter frame which is claimed to offer a high-stiffness and low-flex ratio. A telescopic front fork and a Nitrox mono suspension are seen on the bike. At 1,363 mm, the AS 200 is claimed to offer the longest wheelbase in its class. AS 200 gets a 280 mm disc up front and a 230 mm disc for the rear. ABS is not offered on the motorcycle.The Pulsar AS 150 runs on a 149.5 cc twin spark, 4-valve air cooled DTSi engine. It is not based on the Pulsar 150, but features a perimeter frame chassis much like the Pulsar AS 200 and the Pulsar 200 NS. It is powered by a 149.5 cc single-cylinder, twin-spark, 4-valve, air-cooled, DTS-i engine which produces 17 PS of power at 9,500 rpm. AS 150 too gets a half-fairing, a muscular tank, an extended visor and a projector headlight. The suspension is handled by a telescopic front fork and a monoshock Nitrox unit, much like the AS 200. Both motorcycles are available in a choice of three colors viz. Red, Black and Blue.By Premji

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Car sales increase by 2.64 percent April 16, 2015 17:33

Domestic passenger car sales grew 2.64 percent to 1,76,011 units. Motorcycle sales last month dipped 5.22 percent to 8,59,521 units. Total two-wheeler sales in March declined by 0.84 percent to 13,23,184 units. Sales of commercial vehicles were up 2.14 percent to 65,470 units in March, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).Vehicle sales across categories registered a decline of 0.15 percent to 16,75,432 units from 16,77,890 units in March 2014. For the fiscal year 2014-15, ended March 31, domestic car sales grew by 4.99 percent to 18,76,017 units as compared to 17,86,826 units in the 2013-14 fiscal. Total two-wheeler sales were up 8.09 percent for the 2014-15 fiscal at 160,04,581 units, up from 148,06,778 units in 2013-14. Motorcycle sales for the fiscal ended March 31, were up 2.50 percent to 107,43,549-units from 104,81,115 units in corresponding fiscal. Sales of commercial vehicles were down 2.83 percent to 6,14,961 units in 2014-15. Vehicle sales across categories were up 7.22 percent at 197,52,580 units in 2014-15 from 184,23,223 units in 2013-14 fiscal.By Premji

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Rakul rejects Mahesh April 16, 2015 17:26

Rakul Preet Singh is currently the hotty of Telugu film industry. Most of the star films in the recent times that starred another heroine in the lead are actually the films where Rakul has to be roped in. But due to the absence of dates, the movie unit who were left with no option had to turn to other heroines. She was already roped in films with Ramcharan, NTR, Raviteja and Ram. No where, her dates are adjustable to any other movie for quite some time in future. Instantly it was heard that even the Mahesh starrer Brahmothsavam team too tried to rope this beauty into the film but, she couldn't adjust the dates for the movie and was so planned with other heroine now.  The thing is, the top most heroines like Samantha and Tamanna too were considered as just the substitutes of Rakul. This might be the perfect example, that the stardom is just for the heroes as they were offered roles for years together even though they get white hair. But how white the beauties are, they can get the offers only for  a limited period of time.     By Phani

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Indian Shuttler Saina Nehwal regained the number one position in International rankings April 16, 2015 17:12

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal regained the number one position in international rankings after China's Li Xuerui dropped a couple of rungs to third in the latest list issued on Thursday.Saina, the first Indian woman shuttler to be world number one after her India Open Grand Prix Gold triumph earlier this month, had dropped to the second place following her semifinal finish in the Malaysia Open Super Series.She skipped last week's Singapore Open Super Series but gained in the rankings after Xuerui also pulled out of the tournament, leading to loss of two positions in the women's singles chart.Elsewhere, PV Sindhu dropped out of the top 10 and was placed 12th this week after slipping three spots.In the men's rankings, K Srikanth retained the fourth spot, while P Kashyap raised a rung to 14th owing to his semifinal finish in the Singapore Open.HS Prannoy, who ended a quarterfinalist in Singapore, slid one spot to be 15th in the rankings.Saina skipped Singapore Open Super Series but gained in the rankings after Xuerui also pulled out from the tournament.In women's doubles, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa are ranked No.18. There are no Indian shuttlers in the top-25 of the men's and mixed doubles rankings.

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Women falls into wormhole April 16, 2015 16:58

The influence of the electronic gadgets on the present day youth is taking waves. But due to this wave there might be another wave that might take you away..confused ? Come down to know in detail.A 21 year old student almost knocked the hell door and came back. The girl who was taking few pics and videos of a huge wave was suddenly swept in a worm hole by a gigantic wave in the Aran Islands. By god's grace, the girl has returned safely and when she was asked about the experience, she said that it was just like a water fall and that probably cushioned the fall. But it was observed that her ankle was totally smashed and she might be experienced a serious pain at that time.  Ms Gupta was saved by witnesses Seamus McCarthy, a paramedic, and his partner Fionnuala Quigley, a teacher, who were on their way to visit the wormhole. "We managed to get an army-type jacket and a backpack and we hooked the jacket onto the backpack", Mr McCarthy said. "It was still dangerous on the cliff ledge and we sat her down to calm her before getting her all the way to safety.” Ms Gupta is recovering in hospital after sustaining a fractured ankle, which was stabilised at the scene by Mr McCarthy before a rescue helicopter arrived. By Phani

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Baahubali decides wise businessmen April 16, 2015 16:53

Just because of the single cinema, the release dates of many other big movies are playing hide and seek in the industry. Needless to say, that movie is Baahubali.Rudramadevi, Dochey, Dynamite and such other movies are instantly adjusting the dates of their movies according to the moves of the Baahubali team. It was known that, initially, the film release date was declared to be on may 15th , but due to the VFX works, movie unit is in a plan to postpone the film's release for the better quality. Immediately after this buzz, the business minded producers started to roll their minds to pre pone their film, so that it manages to do a good business before the big film grabs the theatres. Guna shekhar is in a very bad need of success and Rudramdevi is the film which is going to define his future. If at all the film is a flop, then its for sure that his name will nowhere be heard in the film industry, as he himself was even the producer of this high budgeted film. So at this point of time, it will be a wise decision if he releases his film as soon as possible.Next it will be the Lion turn, where the movie is releasing amidst of many expectations among Balayya fans. The previous film Legend which was a blockbuster drags this attention on the film. But the buzz is, its Boyapaati Seenu's direction capabilities that made the film successful. If made a proper analysis, it might be true as the past two films of Balayya, Simha and Legend were huge successes and those flicks were directed by Boyapati. The remaining films of the actor in between and far back from those both films were again flops.Now Lion is directed by some other new director. So at this time, its better for the film unit to release the film soon before Baahubali conquers. Anyway Dochey, Dynamite and some other films had their own ideologies to adjust the dates of the movies according to the Baahubali adjustments.   So, lets see which producer turns to be the wise businessman in Summer.By Phani

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KCR doing his higher studies April 16, 2015 16:24

KCR , the honorable Chief Minister of Telangana is ruling well, all his programs are successful and also receiving huge applause from the state people. I don't understand why he is still trying to go for higher education. Which job can give the status of a CM of a state ?Getting into the details, the polytechnic exams are currently been held in Vizag. A student who attended the exam centre presented the hall ticket to the officials who were shocked to see the Telangana Chief Minister KCR photo on the hall ticket. But later after the thorough scrutiny of the details at the college centre, he was allowed to write the exam.The college staff and the students over there were seen giggling and smiling at every corner reminding the incident.By Phani

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