It's taken 34 years for the first big conviction in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. Sajjan Kumar has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the violence that left nearly 3,000 Sikhs dead. But when will the victims ever truly get justice? That's the debate on Face Off with Zakka Jacob.
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From years of animosity to friendship, the pendulum of relationship between the Congress and the DMK seems to be moving towards old personal equations. Bonhomie between the Gandhis and the DMK parivar was on full display today. As the battle for 2019 heats up, the Congress too goes ally hunting down south and gets the biggest endorsement yet on Rahul Gandhi's leadership as MK Stalin says Rahul should be the PM face of Mahagathbandhan. Will it lead to unease among allies of the UPA?
The 2018 Tech and Auto Awards are here and it's time to look back at those who made a mark in the industry. Catch us live on YouTube today, 6 pm onwards only on News18 Digital When it comes to buying a new set of wheels you can’t help but make sure that you get the best-looking vehicle. Now, looks are subjective but these vehicles are sure to turn heads wherever they go. Starting with the Ducati Panigale V4. Now this motorcycle is the very definition of what a superbike should look like. It’s big, it is fast and it looks jaw-dropping gorgeous. Then, there’s the Volvo XC40 which brings the latest Volvo design language to a more accessible price tag. Everything about this SUV is proportionate to each other and we would forgive you for thinking that this is a concept car rather than a production model. Coming to the Range Rover Velar which is the latest addition to the Range Rover family and is arguably one of the best looking SUVs on sale right now. Everything about it is sporty yet luxurious and being a range rover, it can take some serious off-roading too. And when it comes to sedans, our pick is the Audi RS5. This is the sportier version of the regular Audi A5 but takes subtle aggression to a whole new level. It looks fast even when it is standing still and have you looked at those wheels? Wrapping up our nominations for this category is the TVS Apache RR 310 which brings the big-bike feel in a budget and can be called India’s very own sporstbike. Vote for your favourite design by logging on to news18.com.
The 2018 Tech and Auto Awards are here and it's time to look back at those who made a mark in the industry. Catch us live on YouTube today, 6 pm onwards only on News18 Digital Taking a look at some more categories for the upcoming 2018 edition of the Tech and Auto Awards, there’s plenty of competition to be talked about. Starting off with the technology, there are several possible winners for the Design of the year. Competing in this category is the Apple Watch Series 4 which gets a larger screen than before but keeps the size somewhat similar to the previous generation of the Apple watch. In its latest version, it is a treat to look at, thanks to the new watch faces that have been launched and make full use of the minimal bezels on the screen. That’s not it, the Apple Watch Series 4 also comes with new technologies like fall detection, which identifies when the wearer of the device has had a fall and is not moving, and in that case, it sends an alert out for rescue to your list of emergency contacts. Then, there’s the Microsoft Surface which takes innovative approach to a conventional laptop. Key design elements include the usage of alcantara fabric around the keyboard and also manages to sneak in the speakers underneath the keyboard. Add to that the fact that it is one of the slimmest laptops in the windows ecosystem and you have a one great looking laptop. This is followed by the Apple iPhone XR (Product RED) which is arguably one of the prettiest apple devices out there right now. It marks the return of the colours to the iPhone offerings and retains the metal and glass build giving the phone a premium look and feel. And since it is a Product (RED) offering, every device that is sold, a portion of the money goes to charity too. The other smartphone competing with the Apple iPhone XR (Product RED) is the Oppo Find X that took innovation in the smartphone space to the next level. What the Oppo Find X offers is a mechanical camera that pops out every time you open the camera application and that makes this one of the first phones to have moving mechanical parts. Also, what this enables Oppo to do is that they’ve managed to attain a whopping 93.8 percent screen to body ratio that makes the phone feel like a big screen in hand as there’s no space being taken up by cameras at the front. And finally, there’s the Dyson V10 Cyclone Vacuum Cleaner. Yes, it’s a vacuum cleaner but it not an ordinary one. The Dyson V10 Cyclone is the most powerful vacuum cleaner ever and has 14 cyclones that work in tandem with the powerful motor on board. How powerful? Well, the motor spins faster than a formula 1 car’s engine and that combined with the straight line design makes the Cyclone v10 not only look good but also extremely efficient. Make sure you vote for your favourite design of the year for technology at news18.com.
The 2018 Tech and Auto Awards are here and it's time to look back at those who made a mark in the industry. Catch us live on YouTube today, 6 pm onwards only on News18 Digital The budget phone of the year is one of the most important category both for the end user as well as the manufacturers as it is this category that most of the people purchase phones in. And one of the most popular phones in this category is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro which, as a result, has also been India’s best-selling smartphone for successive quarters. The big reasons for that is that the phone gets a simple yet elegant design which not only looks good but also has a good build quality. And then there’s the performance part of the Redmi Note 5 Pro that is impressive and makes the phone a complete package. But a new entrant into this segment has been the Nokia 6.1 Plus which marks the return of being a great value for money smartphone by Nokia that is also accessible to the masses. The Nokia 6.1 Plus gets a modern design and look premium too. But one of its biggest strong point is that the phone comes with android one software which gives it a stock OS that allows for a clean interface and quick android updates too. Moving on to the next nomination, the RealMe 2 Pro competes in this category and what it has going for it is the fact that it is the first phone in india to introduce a dew drop notch display, making it one of the best-looking phones in a budget. And, since it uses the new generation of Qualcomm processors, it enables the phone to use AI based applications extensively and it is also one of the most affordable phones in India to offer 8 GB RAM. But let’s not forget the Honor 8X which has been certified by TUV Rheinland for the comfort mode display and has an impressive 20 megapixel dual camera setup that uses artificial intelligence to offer a host of features for the user. Last but not the least, the Moto G6 makes the cut for being one of the few affordable phones in india that runs clean android OS making it a smooth phone to operate and use. It also supports dolby audio for a great media experience and has a design that is inspired by the more expensive moto X4. Make sure you vote for your favourite budget smartphone of the year by logging on to news18.com.
The Vishva Hindu Parishad is on a mission to get the Indian government pass a law for the construction of the Ram temple at the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya. It has held over two hundred rallies and reached out to MPs across parties to lobby its cause. On Off Centre the organization’s International Working President, Alok Kumar explains to Anuradha SenGupta, why the VHP doesn’t want to wait for the judiciary’s verdict.
In the past one year there have been many innovations and advancements both in the world of technology and automobiles, and now it is time to celebrate the best of the best. And to do that, we are back with the 2018 edition of the Tech and Auto Awards. There are several categories and several candidates are competing for the prize. But what does it take to be a winner, and more importantly, how do we choose them? Well, we explain it all in the Tech and Auto Show Episode 65.
The 2018 Tech and Auto Awards are here and it's time to look back at those who made a mark in the industry. Catch us live on YouTube today, 6 pm onwards only on News18 Digital When we talk about sedans, they make for a sensible upgrade for most of the hatchback owners in India and it is the largest selling body-type in the whole world, and India is an important market for that as well. Starting off our list of nominations is the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz which got a facelift this year and came back as a sharper, more stylish sedan and also offered an updated list of features at an aggressive price tag. The Tata Tigor got itself a facelift too and now comes with an even better infotainment system that adds to the already segment best in-car audio experience, along with the change in styling to make it look bolder. Then, there’s the Toyota Yaris which shows that Toyota had a clear intention of what kind of a product they want and feel would be the best for India. The result is a sedan that is the first car to offer a whopping 7 airbags as standard across all variants. Ford also wanted in on the action and their offering is the new Ford Aspire which now holds the tile for the most powerful compact sedan in India right now. And the surprise offering is the Honda Amaze which is now an all-new model that offers great amount of practicality, host of features and all of it at a lucrative price. Make sure you vote for your favourite sedan on News18.com/vote.