Car review of new BMW X3 XDrive 20D: On-track, but not offbeat

New BMW X3 XDrive 20D It’s love at first sight. The striking design language of the new BMW X3—featuring a bold front with a double kidney grille, adaptive LED headlights and fog-lamps, and the expressive rear that has LED tail-lights combined with a low-slung roof spoiler and exhaust tailpipes on both sides in chrome—attracts attention wherever it goes. The X3, in its third generation now, reflects a new, youthful BMW. What is the X3? It’s a premium midsize sports activity vehicle—BMW calls its SUV-shaped vehicles as SAV. It was first launched…

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CBSE: Retest of economics paper will not delay Class 12 results, says official

The leak was exposed after an envelop containing four images of the hand-written economics paper was delivered to the CBSE headquarters in Delhi on the evening of the scheduled day of the examination—26 March. Photo: PTI New Delhi: An official of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has said that the re-test of the Class 12 Economics paper, held on 25 April, nearly a month after it was leaked, will not delay declaration of results. “The results will be declared on time as the evaluation is in advanced stage despite…

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Toyota to stop making Camry Hybrid if Indian government does not reduce taxes: MD

Toyota Kirloskar Motors, who recently re-started the production of the Camry Hybrid in India earlier this year. Toyota suspended the production due to increase in tax of the hybrid vehicles, which made the sales go down significantly. Now Toyota MD has commented that the high taxes may affect the future of the vehicle. How is that? The Indian government has imposed a high GST tax rate of 43 percent on the hybrid cars which have increased the prices significantly and the sales have dipped by a considerable number. Toyota sold…

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CBSE says Class 12 economics paper leak reports wrong, urges students not to panic

  Panic gripped students of class 12 following claims on social media that the economics paper was leaked on Monday ahead of the exam even as CBSE denied there was any slip up. Reports of the question paper being leaked circulated through social media and WhatsApp several hours before the paper commenced. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), however, denied any leak and urged students and parents not to panic. “We have checked with all examination centres and the paper was not leaked. The source of the circulation of…

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Have an idea for a startup but not sure where to start? These online classes can help.

Everyone and their mother has an idea for a startup, but the impressive part is getting it off the ground. Luckily, there are a few critical skills that will help you succeed in the startup world no matter which industry you plan to disrupt. The Startup School Bundle, which is just $40 right now (a massive 97% discount) offers ten courses that can help you learn essential skills for any field. Generating Ideas Most ideas for startups and apps are pretty vague, and just about everyone has a plan for “the Uber of…

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Nokia 2 and Other HMD Global Phones Will Not Support Project Treble

HIGHLIGHTS Project Treble is not coming to current Nokia family Smartphones don’t have a separate Vendor implementation Absence of Project Treble support will have “no end-user impact” HMD Global has confirmed that Google’s Project Treble will not be a part of any currently available Nokia phones, including the most affordable Nokia 2 and the flagship Nokia 8. The project, which was announced back in May, enables faster Android updates by reducing the burden on device manufacturers. It is available as an architectural change on Android Oreo. Responding a large number of queries related to the arrival…

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R.I. education chief emphasizes return to teaching, not testing

This fall, 20 principals will partner with Hasbro and the National Institute for School Leadership to deepen their leadership abilities. Later, Rhode Island superintendents will engage in a similar training program with CVS and the state Department of Education. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As Rhode Island Education Commissioner Ken Wagner enters his third year he discussed some of his priorities for the coming school year. Shared leadership Wagner said his predecessor, Deborah A. Gist, had done a lot of great work around setting high academic standards and creating tests to measure…

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Norms not followed in teacher appointments at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University: Scheduled Caste Commission

Lucknow: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has pointed to flaws in the reservation roster for appointment of teachers at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University here. The commission found that vacancies in the reservation rosters, submitted by BBAU vice chancellor RC Sobti ‘prima facie’, were not in accordance with the prescribed format of the department of personnel and training (DoPT). In its report, the commission said the vice chancellor could not explain how the posts were de-reserved if Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates had applied for the posts but the selection process…

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Don’t use your index finger! Or tap people’s heads. 7 things you must not do in Bali

The very thought of Bali conjures images of beaches and surfing, and the Balinese people are very warm and generous people. This is one of the reasons it is one of the top holiday destinations for people around the world. It is part of the Coral Triangle, which has the largest biodiversity of marine species. The average temperature in Bali is about 30 degrees Celsius and the humidity level is about 85%. Bali’s real estate industry has seen an upward spurt mainly in the tourist areas of Kuta, Legian and…

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Not just flowers, even walls are in bloom all year in this Polish village. See pics

Danuta Dymon, 70, has been at it since the sun came up, dressed from head to toe in clothes also displaying her brushstroke. “As you can see I’m covered in flowers,” she said, adding neon green leaves to the fluorescent orange and pink garland spanning the fence’s brick base in front of her home in Zalipie, in southern Poland. Danuta Dymon painting traditional flower patterns on her fence in Zalipie. (AFP) Dymon is known around the farming village for having painted flowers on virtually everything under her roof: the ceiling,…

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