Hyundai’s new Sonata will cost at Rs 18.52 lakh

According to the latest news, Hyundai has recently announced the new Sonata premium sedan with the price tag of Rs 18.52 lakh for the manual version and Rs 20.61 lakh for the automatic variant.

Earlier, the company had launched the first look of the car at the Delhi Auto Expo in January in 2012.

Reports have said that the 6th generation Sonata takes forward the ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design philosophy already seen in its smaller sibling, Verna.

In addition, the new Hyundai Sonata is only available with a petrol engine — the 2.4 litre GDi, same as compared to the Honda Accord (Rs 20.28 lakh) and Toyota Camry (Rs 21.58 lakh).

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Maruti Suzuki hikes car prices up to Rs 17,000

Fresh Auto sector news reveals that Maruti Suziki India [MSI], the country’s largest car manufacturer, has today announced to increase the car prices by up to Rs 17,000 after the recent hike in the excise duty in the Budget.

It is said in reports that the hike in car prices will affect Maruti’s models ranging from small car segment M800 to mid-sized cars like Sedan SX4.

While talking to media, MSI Managing Executive Officer, Marketing & Sales, Mr. Mayank Pareek said, “There has been an average increase in prices of our vehicles by 1.75 per cent after the Budget.”

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Australia tour was turning point in my life: Virat Kohli

virat kohli 300x244 Australia tour was turning point in my life: Virat KohliThe upcoming star cricketer of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli has recently said in an interview that Australian tour was the turning point of his career which also made him mature as a cricketer.

Talking to media about his Australia tour, Virat Kohli said, “I knew that Australia was one tour that could make or break me. It was always going to be tough on the mind, very challenging.”

Virat Kohli was talking to media during a function where he was introduced as Ambassador for ICC’s partnership with Room to Read on Saturday.

He said, “You`ve got to be mentally prepared and obviously, you need to have game plans as well.”

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India offers to launch satellite for South Korea

Nuclear Summit2 India offers to launch satellite for South KoreaAs a move to boost the relations with South Korea, India has today announced that it is ready to launch a satellite for South Korea and invited its businesses to invest in the country, mostly in the communications sector.

Talking to media, the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, “I offered to launch Korean satellite on Indian space launch vehicle.”

The Indian PM was talking to media along with South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak after bilateral talks.

Further, both the leaders showed their great interest as to boost the bilateral trade following the signing of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement in 2011 and establishing a target of achieving USD 40 billion trade by 2015.

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Norway Couple row: NGO seeks permission to bring back kids

Norway Couple row 300x249 Norway Couple row: NGO seeks permission to bring back kidsAs per latest news, a Kolkata-based NGO has recently filled an appeal to external affairs minister SM Krishna to support it in bringing back to India the two children who are in the custody of Norway government.

India’s Smile, NGO-located in Kolkata, which had earlier asked the central government to bring back Abhigyan (3-years-old) and Abhigyan (1-year-old), children of Anurup and Sagarika Bhattacharya, residing in Oslo in Norway.

The NGO also said the government that it will bear all the required cost in bringing back the two children and take care of their educational and other expenses till the age of 18.

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Balwant Singh Rajoana row: Govt will take all required steps, Parkash Singh Badal

Parkash singh badal 300x287 Balwant Singh Rajoana row: Govt will take all required steps, Parkash Singh BadalThe respected chief minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal said on Saturday that his government will take all the required legal steps pertaining to death case convict Balwant Singh Rajoana.

However, the SAD’s core committee is expected to meet today to hold further talks on the issue.

Talking to media, Parkash Singh Badal said, “My government has been taking advice from legal experts. All possible legal steps will be initiated pertaining to Rajoana’s case.”

Earlier on Friday, Akal Tahkt has asked CM and SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar to meet the President Pratibha Patil to save Balwan Singh, who is in jail in the killing of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh.

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Wishtel unveils low cost tablet worth Rs 4,000

Wishtel has recently announced to unveil its new budget tablets in the Indian electronic market. Now, this is clear that Datawind’s Aakash is set to face more competition in the manufacture of tablet sector.

Named as Ira and Ira Thing, the new tablets will cost as low as just Rs 4000.

In the meantime, Wishtel is the 2nd lowest bidder in the Aakash tablet project tender after Datawind.

For now, the company is planning to launch two variants of its tablets in the Indian electronic market. However, one variant will be operating on Android 2.2, and the other one will have Linux Sugar OS on-board.

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Actor Emraan Hashmi turns 33-years-old

emraan hashmi 300x232 Actor Emraan Hashmi turns 33 years oldThe so-called Serial kisser of the Hindi film industry, actor Emraan Hashmi turned 33-years-old on Saturday and it looks that 2012 is going to be the busiest year for the actor.

This is so, as his many upcoming films are under production and some are on the edge of completion.

Meanwhile, actor Emraan’s forthcoming Bollywood projects are ‘Jannat 2′, ‘Shanghai’, ‘Raaz 3′, Percept Picture’s ‘Raftaar’, which was earlier named ‘Play’ and now is called ‘Rush’, is also almost complete, after a busy schedule.

During his seven year long career in Bollywood, the actor has worked in 23 films. He first seen in 2003 in ‘Footpath’, the film failed to work on the box office.

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New Delhi set to host ‘Earth Hour’ on March 31

earth hour 2012 300x263 New Delhi set to host ‘Earth Hour’ on March 31The national capital of India, New Delhi is all set to observe ‘Earth Hour’ on March 31 this year. Further, the city opened the run-up to the event with an ‘Earth Hour 2012 Cyclothon on Saturday.

It is said in reports that more than 1000 cyclists will take part in the event and cycled 8 km from WWF-India along Lodi Road. Many more respected personalities will take part in the event as volunteers who stood along the way holding placards calling ‘Earth Hour’.

On the event day, the city will join around 5000 cities allover the world to switch off lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm local time as a representative sign of saving the planet from climate change. The master blaster from Indian Cricket team, Sachin Tendulkar is the face of this year’s Earth Hour in India.

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