Italian automaker Benelli has launched its 2021 model of highly-awaited 'TRK 502X' in India. With BS6 compliance, the middleweight adventurer is priced between Rs 5.19L-5.29L for different colours. Coming with a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheels, the off-road version includes backlight switchgear and redesigned rearview mirrors that offers clear visibility. Rs 31,000 cheaper from the earlier version, the new bike comes with 499cc… read-more
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The Punjab government has approved two ecotourism projects around Pathankot's Thein dam built along the Ranjit Sagar lake. Reportedly, the Rs 550-crore project has drawn inspiration from well-known lakes of Italy and would be modelled upon the "Himalayan style architecture". Initially proposed by the former SAD-BJP government, the project, in a revamped form, is currently spearheaded by the ruling Congress government and may be instituted as… read-more
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In a surprising revelation, Italy's Bologna University researchers suggested that a gut microbiota once found in Neanderthals' intestine is still prevalent in present humans. Interestingly, Neanderthals had evolved into Homo Sapiens 7,00,000-year ago. The researchers compared the modern human gut microbiota to Neanderthals' DNA extracted from their 50,000-year-old fecal samples to find similarities. However, the scientists stated these… read-more
The BJP has attacked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on social media over his visit to Italy's Milan. Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi and questioned his "short holiday" amid the ongoing farmers' protest. Also, his visit to Italy came a day before the Congress party's 136th Foundation Day on December 28. However, the Congress general secretary KC Venugopal said that Rahul has gone to see his grandmother.
After Diego Maradona's demise, another legendary Italian footballer Paolo Rossi has passed away after prolonged illness for an incurable disease. Italy's 1982 World Cup hero was earlier honoured with the Golden Boot and Golden Ball award. Banned for two years over match-fixing charges, Rossi made a comeback with his stellar performance in 1982 World Cup. The 64-year-old Italian has been recognized as top European footballer with Ballon d'Or… read-more
To spare the passengers from 14-day quarantine, Italy is planning to start "Covid tested" flights from US’ New York, Newark and Atlanta. Starting in December, passengers will be set free if tested negative for the COVID-19 within 48 hours of departure and arrival in Rome, stated operators of Leonardo da Vinci airport. Currently, Italy has banned tourists and allows only EU citizens and their relatives, students and medical tourists.
Italy's Jannik Sinner clinched his maiden ATP title after taking down Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 3-6 ,7-6(3) in the finals of the Sofia Open 2020 held in Bulgaria. The 19-year-old became the youngest first-time winner on the ATP men's tour in 12 years. Sinner took a lead in the first set after dictating rallies but lost the second set. However, he was composed enough in the third set to claim the victory.
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The bilateral ties between India and Italy are set to be reviewed on November 6 as PM Modi and Italian PM Giuseppe Conte are scheduled to meet virtually. According to the External Affairs ministry, the two leaders will discuss the “major regional and global issues of mutual concern.” The statement further added that India considers Italy as an important member of the European Union (EU) and values its effort in promoting India-EU ties.
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To fight depopulation, a common phenomenon in small towns of Italy, a Sicily town is offering house for Rs 86. The Salemi town locals who were planning to sell their properties were further affected by the pandemic. Surrounded by vineyards and olive-groves, over 4,000 residents had left town after 1968 Belice-Valley Earthquake. Mayor Domenico Venuti said the properties belong to city-Council and they have made infrastructural developments and… read-more
In an exceptional instance, Nortosce town of Italy has just two residents and still they are following strict COVID-19 protocols. Giovanni Carilli (82) and Giampiero Nobili (74), making up the town’s population with no neighbours, not only wear masks, but also they hardly leave the town. While Carilli, afraid of the COVID-19 virus, said there is nobody to look after him if he gets sick, Nobilli advocated to follow the rules.
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