Popular Indian cars fail crash tests

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Popular Indian cars fail crash tests

India’s best-selling car Suzuki-Maruti Alto received a zero-star safety rating for adult occupant protection.

Five of India’s most popular small cars have failed crash tests conducted by a UK-based car safety watchdog.

The tests by Global NCAP showed that if involved in a crash, fatalities or serious injuries could result.

Among the cars tested was India’s talismanic Tata Nano, Read the rest of this entry »


Divided Thailand heads to polls

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Divided Thailand heads to polls

There were queues to vote at this Bangkok polling station

Millions of Thais are voting in a general election boycotted by the opposition and blighted by protests.

Anti-government protesters say they will disrupt voting across Thailand and continue their campaign to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to quit. Read the rest of this entry »

Thai opposition leader’s house attacked

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Thai opposition leader's house attacked
A loud blast shook the house of a senior Thai opposition leader overnight, police said on Wednesday, as protesters trying to oust the government remained camped in central Bangkok with no end to the political deadlock in sight.
Some hardline protesters have threatened to blockade the stock exchange and an air traffic communications facility on Wednesday if Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra does not step down. Read the rest of this entry »

US, EU urge talks for inclusive polls

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US, EU urge talks for inclusive polls
The US and EU envoys have expressed their deep disappointment at the boycotted January 5 polls and called for immediate talks for holding a free, fair and inclusive election.
US Ambassador in Dhaka Dan W Mozena today said the international community is highly disappointed by the 10th parliamentary election which did not reflect the desire of Bangladeshi people.
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Tit for tat: India asks US to withdraw diplomat from Delhi

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Tit for tat: India asks US to withdraw diplomat from Delhi
India :In a swift retaliatory action, India on Friday asked the US Embassy here to withdraw an officer of a rank similar to that of Devyani Khobragade who was asked to leave the US after being indicted for visa fraud and making false statements, reports ThieTimesIndia.
Government sources said India has reason to believe that this officer was involved in processes relating to Khobragade case and subsequent unilateral action by US.
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Kim Kardashian: Did She Photoshop Her Selfies? Vote

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Kim Kardashian: Did She Photoshop Her Selfies? VoteHas Kim been exercising…her use of photoshop? The star showed off her post-baby bod on Jan. 4 on Instagram with two mirror selfies. But were they manipulated? Two experts say yes.
Kim Kardashian, 33, showed off her slimmed figure on Instagram on Jan. 4 with best friend, Blac Chyna. A new RadarOnline report says that the photos looked altered. Read the rest of this entry »

Jayalalithaa demands rollback of LPG price hike

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Jayalalithaa demands rollback of LPG price hikeCHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday criticized the Centre for hiking the price of non-subsidized LPG cylinders. She said the price hike would add to people’s miseries and wanted the Centre to roll back the price, reports TIMESINDIA.
The Centre on Wednesday increased the non-subsidized LPG cylinders by Rs 220. Read the rest of this entry »