KTM 250 Duke vs Yamaha FZ-25 : Comparisons, News

Amid much speculation, KTM launched the all new 250 Duke in India, thus entering the 250cc segment. With this KTM will directly rival against the yet another new product, the Yamaha FZ-25, which was launched in January, 2017. Now that we have all the information about the new KTM 250 Duke, we compare the new bike with the Yamaha FZ-25 for a quick spec comparison. Yamaha FZ-25Dimensions:Model KTM 250 Duke Yamaha FZ 25 Length 2050 mm 2015 mm Width 730 mm 770 mm Height 810 mm 1075 mm Wheelbase 1357 mm 1360 mm Ground Clearance 175 mm 160 mm Kerb Weight 161 kg 148 kgColors:The all new KTM 250 Duke comes in White and Orange color schemes. The new Yamaha FZ-25 will get 3 color options- Ballistic Blue, Warrior White and Knight Black.

February 23, 2017 12:33 UTC

Samsung Galaxy S8 will be globally available for buying from April 21: Report

Samsung's next flagship phone(s) - the Galaxy S8 (and the Galaxy S8 Plus) - will reportedly go on sale for the first time on April 21, according to a new report . The report that cites a "high-ranking official for a mobile network provider," suggests that the phone(s) will be globally available for buying from the said date. Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus at an event in New York City on March 29. While the Galaxy S8 will reportedly be a 5.7-inhc phone, the Galaxy S8 Plus is said to be a 6.2-inch phablet. Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S8+ specs leaked, 6.2' display, 'Dual Pixel' camera in tow

February 23, 2017 12:33 UTC

Dileep says he has no role in Malayalam actress molestation case, slams reports

Dileep says he is not involved in Malayalam actress molestation case. Dileep says he is not involved in Malayalam actress molestation case. Malayalam actor Dileep has lashed out at the media reports suggesting his alleged hand in the kidnapping and molestation of a popular actress. He has also slammed the media reports, which claimed that he was being questioned by the police in connection with the case. Speculations were rife that the attack on Malayalam actress took place at the behest of some influential insiders, who did not want her to succeed in the industry and reports hinted Dileep was one of them.

February 23, 2017 12:33 UTC

Tata Power's total operating capacity crosses 10,500 MW

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February 23, 2017 12:22 UTC

Eight killed, 30 injured in Lahore bomb blast

Punjab Health Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique told reporters that eight people were killed and 30 others injured in the blast at the Z Block market of the Defence Housing Society (DHA). Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said the blast seemed to be aimed at sabotaging Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore. The blast came days after the suicide blast on Lahore’s Mall Road in which 15 people, including police officers, were killed. Surge in explosionssA series of blasts in the country have killed more than 100 people, including women and children. Last Wednesday, at least seven people were killed and several others, including judges, injured in two separate suicide attacks in Pakistan’s restive northwest region.

February 23, 2017 12:22 UTC

Wriddhiman Saha: UNREAL: Wriddhiman Saha's one-handed stunner

NEW DELHI: Of the nine Australian wickets to fall on day one of the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Pune, the eighth included a moment of brilliance from India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha . It happened during the 82nd over of the day, bowled by pace bowler Umesh Yadav who was in the middle of a superb spell, when Australian tailender Steve O'Keefe got a thick outside edge.The ball flew off O'Keefe's bat and looked like it headed towards first slip, but suddenly Saha dived to his right and plucked the ball in stunning manner, and controlled himself as he fell to the ground.Having lost nine wickets at the score of 205, Australia survived close to an hour courtesy a quickfire fifty by Mitchell Starc that pushed them to 256/9 at the close of first day's play.

February 23, 2017 12:22 UTC

Logitech announces new Bluetooth-enabled Z337 speaker for desktops

Logitech has announced new Z337 Bold Sound with Bluetooth, the company's first speaker for the home that allows audiophiles to stream audio from any Bluetooth enabled computer, tablet or smartphone, and switch between them effortlessly. "The Z337 is Logitech's first desktop Bluetooth audio solution that builds a convergence of great sound quality and convenience of wireless music for the users." said Ashok Jangra, Logitech cluster category manager for India & South West Asia. Also Read: Logitech launches waterproof, multi-device wireless keyboard K375sThe Z337 offers up to 80 watts of peak power across the left and right speakers. The new Logitech Z337 speaker will start selling from February 23, 2017 In India at a suggested retail price of Rs 6,995.

February 23, 2017 12:21 UTC

Vikram Vedha teaser: Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi promise an iconic clash, watch video

Vikram Vedha teaser: Madhavan and, Vijay Sethupathi in intense cop film Vikram Vedha teaser: Madhavan and, Vijay Sethupathi in intense cop filmThe teaser of Vikram Vedha was released on Thursday and actor Madhavan, who shared it on his Twitter page, asked viewers as to what they think about this fifty-second long promo video. The teaser is high on the dramatic rivalry between Vikramadithiyan (Madhavan), a police officer, Vedha (Vijay Sethupathi), an ageing gangster. Going by the teaser, which packs strong background music and performances, Vikram Vedha seems to be one of the films that should be included in the must-watch upcoming films in 2017. Besides Madhavan and Vijay, the film also stars Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Shraddha Srinath and John Vijay in important roles. Watch Vikram Vedha teaser:While Vijay is shooting for Paneerselvam’s untitled flick, Madhavan will start shooting for the Tamil remake of the Malayalam hit Charlie, which had Dulquer Salmaan in the lead role.

February 23, 2017 12:18 UTC

India China talks: China says it's pleased with strategic talks with India

BEIJING: China said on Thursday that the strategic dialogue with India, which took place on Wednesday, proved to be hugely successful resulting in "extensive agreements". The upgraded strategic dialogue involved two teams of officials with the Indian delegation led by foreign secretary S Jaishankar and China's executive vice foreign minister Zhang Yesui leading a group of Chinese officials. "The two sides had an in-depth exchange and comprehensive exchange of views and reached extensive agreements," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at the ministry's regular briefing today. he added.Government departments in India and China will continue discussing several topics which came up during the strategic dialogue. They included issues like anti-terrorism, India's desire to join the NSG and Afghanistan 's reconstruction and development.

February 23, 2017 12:18 UTC

Rahul, Mohit clinch the final two spots for National Finals

Golfers Rahul Chadha and Mohit Talwar qualified for the National Finals of the MercedesTrophy on the final day of Gurgaon leg, here today. They will now be playing the National Finals scheduled in the Pune Oxford Golf Resort, to be held in Pune from March 15 to 17. Prominent winners included Rachit Mathur who won the Ballantine's Long Drive Challenge on the eight hole with a mammoth drive of 305 yards. Ekta Chadha won the SWISS Closest to Pin contest landing the ball just 1 ft. 11 inches from the pin on hole 12. Three Winners from the National Finals will further progress to the MercedesTrophy World Finals Stuttgart, Germany in September 2017 to compete against winners from all over the world.

February 23, 2017 12:12 UTC

Sembcorp to commission 1,320 MW soon

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February 23, 2017 12:11 UTC

Infra projects of ₹10,000 cr. to be cleared by March

The government had devised a unique strategy to attract investment for infrastructure development through the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Board (KIIFB). The first round of campaign to attract investment from NoRKs and NRIs and foreign governments was held in the Middle East. The Governor said the government was confident that projects worth ₹10,000 crore would be cleared by the KIIFB before March 2017. The first batch of tenders for projects was expected to go live in April. The present government could rescue several vital projects from red tapism, he said.

February 23, 2017 12:11 UTC

Will Deepika Padukone be seen at the Oscars? Here are all the details we have

For all Deepika Padukone fans who are wondering if she will be seen on the Academy Awards red carpet on Sunday, we finally have somewhat of an answer. Deepika’s stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman has been dropping hints on Instagram that we may actually see the actor at the prestigious awards ceremony. Saltzman shared a two-part Instagram story in which she declared that she had reached Los Angeles and is excited about Oscars. “Landed in La La Land” and “Oscar here we come” were the captions of the pictures. (Instagram)The celebrity stylist then posted a picture of Deepika Padukone on her page and wrote “LA here we come.

February 23, 2017 12:00 UTC

Haryana recognises Najafgarh lake as a water body

(Source: Google maps) (Source: Google maps)After claiming there was no natural lake in the Najafgarh area, the Haryana government has now taken a U-turn by telling the National Green Tribunal that it has been accepted as a water body. The re-designation would enable the governments of Haryana and Delhi to check construction and other activities in the dried up water body and restore its natural beauty. The state government had earlier claimed that there was no natural lake in Najafgarh but only a “low-lying area” existed. Noting the submissions, the NGT directed Delhi government to take “appropriate steps in accordance with law” with regard to the Najafgarh lake in view of the statement made by Haryana government. Located in south west Delhi and Haryana, the lake takes its name from the Najafgarh town.

February 23, 2017 11:55 UTC

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar arrives in Bangladesh for talks

DHAKA: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar today arrived here on a two-day visit during which he will meet top Bangladeshi leadership and hold discussions on bilateral issues, including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 's proposed India visit.Jaishankar, who came here after wrapping up his China tour, will hold talks with his Bangladesh counterpart Shahidul Haque later this evening, a foreign ministry spokesman said.Ahead of the talks with Haque, Jaishankar is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Hasina and Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali, the spokesman said.During the talks, the Indian foreign secretary would finalise signing of a number of proposed agreements, state-run BSS news agency quoted officials as saying. "The talks will include issues like storage of basin water for irrigation purpose and security cooperation," an official said.The officials said the long-pending issue of the Teesta water sharing agreement and the proposed Ganges Barrage were the major concerns of Dhaka.Another official said it might take some more time to finalise the date of Hasina's India visit but it might take place in April.Hasina was expected to travel to India in December but her visit was postponed amid speculation that it was not a suitable time to discuss Teesta water sharing issue given the preoccupation of the Indian government post-demonetisation and the unease in relations between the Centre and West Bengal, a key stakeholder in the issue.

February 23, 2017 11:52 UTC

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