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VOLKSWAGEN has finally taken the official wraps off the XL1 prototype, the development of which has been the driving force behind the Volkswagen Group’s astonishing advancements in fuel efficiency.

The 111kmpl Volkswagen XL1

After working on the idea for over a decade, Volkswagen has revealed the near-production version of the XL1 at the Geneva Motos Show. The XL1 is a two-seat, plug-in diesel hybrid designed to be the world's most energy-efficient automobile. VW estimates the XL1 can get up to 111 kilometre per litre — although with a time to 100 kmph of 12.7 seconds, it won't get there quickly.

  • Watch Video of India’s First Tesla; Car Owned by Essar Group’s Prashant Ruia in Mumbai
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    Watch Video of India’s First Tesla; Car Owned by Essar Group’s Prashant Ruia in Mumbai

    Tesla Model X is a full-sized, all-electric, luxury, crossover SUV

  • Shah Rukh Khan Enjoys Everything About Being A Father Except THIS One Thing – View Post
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    Shah Rukh Khan Enjoys Everything About Being A Father Except THIS One Thing – View Post

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  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee shoots off letter to finance ministry, slams FRDI Bill
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    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee shoots off letter to finance ministry, slams FRDI Bill

    FRDI bill a draconian law will forcibly take away the hard earned life-savings of the common people, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

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    Here's how to slay the bridal look on your D-Day with 5 easy tips!

    New Delhi [India], Dec 16 (ANI): We all recently witnessed the most anticipated wedding of the year with Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma taking the nuptials. As soon as the #Virushka wedding pictures were out, the fans were left awestruck by Bollywood's leading lady Anushka Sharma, who slayed the bridal avatar. While it is a race against time for the bride-to-be, the anxiety and pressure can take a toll on her mental and physical health.

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    Author in Indian attire denied entry to Calcutta Swimming Club

    Kolkata (West Bengal0 [India], Dec 16 (ANI): Art of Living teacher and renowned author Khurshed Batliwala was allegedly denied entry to the Calcutta Swimming Club for sporting Indian attire recently. The matter came to light after Batliwala voiced his distress on social media and requested his followers to blacklist the club for following "British" rules According to the teacher's post, he and his two friends - Shiv and Dinesh - went to the Calcutta Swimming Club on Friday dressed in kurta-pajamas. Batliwala told ANI, "We were wearing kurta-pajamas.

  • Interpol refuses to issue red corner notice against Islamic preacher Zakir Naik
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    Interpol refuses to issue red corner notice against Islamic preacher Zakir Naik

    In a major setback to Indian agencies, the Interpol has refused to issue a red corner notice (RCN) against the controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik.

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    Rajyavardhan Rathore announces sports tie-up with Japan

    New Delhi [India], December 16 (ANI): To uplift the sports culture in the country, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore announced a sports tie-up between Lakshmi Bai University of Physical Education and a Japanese university on Saturday. Speaking at the Japan-India sports exchange programme, Rathore said, "Talks with Japan about the growth of sports in India is on.

  • Suhaib Ilyasi – Host of India’s Most Wanted and One of The Most Famous TV Anchor, Convicted in Wife’s Murder
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    Suhaib Ilyasi – Host of India’s Most Wanted and One of The Most Famous TV Anchor, Convicted in Wife’s Murder

    New Delhi, December 16: Famous TV anchor Suhaib Ilyasi, best remembered as the host of one of the popular television crime series “India’s Most Wanted”, has been convicted in connection with the death of his wife 17 years ago, news agency ANI reported on Saturday. Suhaib Ilyasi’s wife – Anju, was admitted to a hospital […]

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    We did our best in treating Jayalalithaa, says Apollo Hospital

    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], December 16 (ANI): Two days after former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's nephew appeared before an inquiry commission probing her death, the founder of Apollo Hospital on Saturday reiterated that his doctors did their best while treating the late CM. Former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa was brought to hospital in a critical condition, showed significant progress later, but disease pattern was such and due to acute respiratory distress syndrome she passed away.

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    7th Pay Commission: Latest News on Pay Hike and Fitment Factor; Check Out Here

    New Delhi, December 16: The struggle of central government employees will go in vain if the decision of no minimum pay hike is finalized by the government. Since last 4-5 months, the decision on incrementation of the pay scale of central government employees under 7th Pay Commission recommendation is dragged by the financial department of […]

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    Lindsey Vonn 'hurt' by backlash to her Trump comments

    England [UK], December 16 (ANI): Lindsey Vonn recently made some critical comments about United States President Donald Trump, but the Olympic skiing sensation is now shocked and hurt by the backlash she has received since her remarks. American alpine ski racer had earlier, in an interview to a media company, said that she would "absolutely not" visit the White House if invited. Vonn took to Instagram to post her response over the criticism she has received since her Trump comments, reports People.

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    CBI arrests businessman Rohit Reddy in bribery case

    New Delhi [India], December 16 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday arrested the Director of BGR Mining and Infra Private Limited, Rohit Reddy Bathina, in connection with a bribery case allegedly involving National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) Director Finance Kulamani Biswal. Biswal, who is on the Board of Directors of the NTPC Limited, had asked Bathina to arrange U.S. dollars equivalent to Rs. 5 lakh for him for a U.S. trip. As per a CBI source, Bathina had arranged the cash through Hawala channels and had asked Kumar to deliver the amount to Biswal, who, along with the family, was scheduled to leave for the U.S. on Friday.

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    Internet will also reach tribal belt of Andhra, says Nara Lokesh

    San Francisco (California) [USA], Dec 16 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Information and Technology Minister Nara Lokesh said on Saturday that the Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC) technology to be brought in the state will enable the state to provide internet facility in rural areas and the tribal belt of the state. The Andhra Pradesh government has signed an agreement with X, the research division of Google's parent company, Alphabet, to provide high-speed wireless internet to millions of people without laying cable.

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    Powell helps aspiring athletes with valuable tips

    Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Legendary long-jumper Mike Powell on Saturday helped aspiring local athletes with valuable tips here, asking them not to think much about faulty jumps.

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    Pradhan inaugurates Eastern India's first CNG stations

    Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Dec 16 (ANI): Terming it as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's New Year gift to the people of Odisha, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today inaugurated Eastern India's first compressed natural gas (CNG) stations at Bhubaneswar. "Today is a happy day for the city of Bhubaneswar.

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    Foreign-marked gold worth Rs 39 lakh recovered at Mumbai Airport

    Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Dec 16 (ANI): Five foreign-marked gold bars worth Rs 39,40,788 were recovered from a passenger by the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Mumbai airport's Customs department, on Saturday. The passenger, Alumthodi Sudeep, who had arrived at the the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport from Dubai had an Indian passport. "Based on intelligence and profiling officers of AIU A batch intercepted one passenger namely Mr Alumthodi Sudheep holding Indian passport arrived from Dubai by Jet airlines flight no. 9w 0541 on 15.12.2017," read an official press note.

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    Only Observer's phone will be allowed inside counting hall, directs EC

    New Delhi [India], Dec 16 (ANI): Ahead of the counting of votes in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Saturday directed that nobody except the observer will be allowed to carry mobile handset inside the counting hall. The press note issued by the EC reads," The Commission has further directed that nobody except the Observer will be allowed to carry the mobile handset inside the counting hall." The note also mentions that the only the phones of the Reporting Officer (RO) will be linked to Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) which will be used to receive One Time Password (OTP). The note further adds that the mobile phone is to be kept in the Observer's custody in switch off mode.

  • UIDAI Suspends Airtel, Airtel Payments Bank’s Licence to Conduct eKYC Verification
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    UIDAI Suspends Airtel, Airtel Payments Bank’s Licence to Conduct eKYC Verification

    New Delhi, Dec 16: The Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) on Saturday cancelled the licences of  Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank to conduct Aadhaar-based SIM verification of mobile customers using the eKYC process as well as e-KYC of payments bank clients.  The action comes in the wake of allegations made by the customers of Airtel […]

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    ED attaches assets worth Rs 245 cr of Balasore Alloys Ltd

    New Delhi [India], Dec 16 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday attached immovable properties worth Rs 244.89 crore of Balasore Alloys Ltd in lieu of the proportionate share of Pramod Kumar Mittal and Global Steel Holding Ltd (GSHL) in the company, in connection with a case of defrauding the State Trading Corporation (STC).

  • Christmas 2017: Here are Six Unique Gift Ideas That Could Make this Festive Season Special for Your Loved Ones
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    Christmas 2017: Here are Six Unique Gift Ideas That Could Make this Festive Season Special for Your Loved Ones

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    Tansen Samaroh: MP Minister apologises to Amjad Ali Khan

    Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Dec 17 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Tourism and Culture Minister Surendra Patwa on Saturday issued an apology to Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan after talks started doing rounds that the latter was upset on not being invited at the state's music festival Tansen Samaroh. Amjad Ali Khan is a great artiste, but if he has been in any way hurt, then I personally apologise to him, but we work according to the system of Sanskriti department. Neither we nor the Sanskriti department intend to hurt anyone," Patwa told ANI.

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    Sir Peter Jackson responds to Weinstein's casting denial

    Washington DC [USA], Dec 17 (ANI): In the wake of disgraced movie star Harvey Weinstein denying Hollywood director Peter Jackson's allegations of pushing actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino out of the 'Lord of the Rings', the latter has released a statement obtained by Deadline, citing aspects of Harvey's denial as 'insincere'. The statement read, "Aspects of Harvey's denial are insincere. In the 18 months we developed the 'Lord of the Rings' at Miramax, we had many casting conversations with Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and their executives." The statement further said that whilst Weinstein was not involved in the final casting, his claims that he had ''bad experiences'' working with Ashley and Mira meant that going forward, Peter ruled them out of the running.

  • Delhi: Nizamuddin East becomes city's first green colony
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    Delhi: Nizamuddin East becomes city's first green colony

    Nizamuddin East becomes only residential area to have 100% waste segregation, with a recycling centre already in the vicinity.