Indian Army to purchase Force Gurkha 4×4 based Light Strike Vehicles (LSVs)

Pune-based Force Motors has bagged the order for supplying Light Strike Vehicles (LSVs). Force Motors managed to get this order in spite of stiff competition from some well-established manufacturers. The Force Motors’ Light Strike Vehicle is a totally indigenous product that has been designed and developed by the company’s R&D team. The Force Gurkha-based LSV will be used for various military activities by our Forces. Commenting on the latest development, the spokesperson from Force Motors said, “We are happy that the Indian Army has reposed trust in the fully indigenous Light…

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2018 Force Gurkha review, test drive

What is it? The Gurkha manufactured by Force Motors is a serious off-roader – and by serious, we mean serious; its natural environment begins where other SUVs get stuck. Right off the bat, it makes its intentions clear; how many SUVs have you seen that come factory-fitted with a snorkel? But what exactly is it? Let’s begin with the looks. Looks are subjective, so the G-Wagen-inspired lines and flat panels (with corrugations) will divide opinion. But yes, all kitted out, the three-door SUV (there’s a larger five-door version as well)…

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‘Lewd acts’ force changes to New York wi-fi kiosks

Google-funded internet kiosks around New York City are being updated to stop them being used “inappropriately”. Free web browsing on the 400 kiosks will be disabled to stop people viewing pornography sites and also to prevent individuals using them for too long. The change comes after several New Yorkers reported people committing “lewd acts” at the booths. The kiosks will still offer free phone calls, wi-fi, charging points, maps and access to emergency services. Homeless hub In an update posted to its website, LinkNYC, which runs the kiosks thanks to…

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Moderate teachers’ union backs calls for industrial action over Government plan to force schools to become academies

Schools are being lined up ‘in preparation for wholesale privatisation,’ Mark Baker said PA A traditionally moderate teachers’ union has thrown its weight behind calls for industrial action over the Government’s plan to force all schools to become academies. The Association of Teachers and Lecturers voted unanimously in favour of urging its executive to consider action if the Government failed to listen to its opponents and withdraw the plan. The union’s move follows a decision by the National Union of Teachers over the Easter weekend to ballot its members on…

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Minimum £30,000 salary would force half of overseas teachers to leave Britain, union warns

The union warns the proposals will create a recruitment crisis PA Government proposals which could see half of overseas teachers forced to leave the country will increase the teacher recruitment crisis to record levels, the NASUWT teachers’ union has warned. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is currently considering plans to raise the minimum salary for all skilled migrants from outside the EU from £20,800 to £30,000. It is estimated that while the £30,000 cap would affect 14 per cent of all applications from skilled workers, it would hit 48 per cent…

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Minimum £30,000 salary would force half of overseas teachers to leave Britain, union warns

The union warns the proposals will create a recruitment crisis PA Government proposals which could see half of overseas teachers forced to leave the country will increase the teacher recruitment crisis to record levels, the NASUWT teachers’ union has warned. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is currently considering plans to raise the minimum salary for all skilled migrants from outside the EU from £20,800 to £30,000. It is estimated that while the £30,000 cap would affect 14 per cent of all applications from skilled workers, it would hit 48 per cent…

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RAF careers: Pioneering college offers teenagers chance to train for Royal Air Force jobs

Teenagers will be offered the opportunity to train to work in the RAF at a pioneering college to be opened in September. The Air and Defence Career College in Lincoln will be the first of its kind – at first offering 16 to 18-years the chance to train for a range of jobs with the RAF and the opportunity to use its facilities at its nearby air force base in Coningsby. The college will expand to take in 14-year-olds from September 2017 and – if successful – will be the…

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