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Nissan X-Trail likely to make a comeback in India by mid-2023



Nissan Motors, the major Japanese automaker, is very likely to re-launch its X-Trail SUV and introduce two other models in India soon. Nissan has recently announced that it is studying the feasibility of two of its most popular global models for the dynamic Indian market.

Confirming that testing has begun on the X-Trail and Qashqai, while at the same time showing off the Juke, Nissan aims to assess its suitability for the rapidly evolving Indian consumer base before launching the SUV.

A press release from the Japanese automaker stated: “Specifically focusing on its adaptability to Indian roads and varying terrain, the tests will assess each vehicle’s ability to meet customer needs. Starting this month, The vehicles will be put to the test by Nissan’s best engineers on the roads surrounding the company’s manufacturing plant in Chennai.”

Frank Torres, President of Nissan India, said: “The Indian market has limitless potential and it is critical that we introduce the best lineup of vehicles to align with what modern Indian consumers want and need.”

“Following the success of the Nissan Magnite in India, we plan to strengthen our focus and build on our expertise in premium SUVs that have become synonymous with our reputation,” added Torres.

In the coming weeks, Nissan will identify the feasibility of models from its global portfolio for potential future vehicle line-up in India. Once testing is complete, the X-Trail will go on sale first, followed by other models.

These vehicle assessments are part of a holistic study Nissan is undertaking to prepare for its future in India. The extensive review also includes securing future localized production for the long-term viability of domestic and export manufacturing, as well as exploring the potential for long-term electrification.

The X-Trail will reportedly return in its fourth generation avatar sometime in mid-2023 and will be incorporated as a fully built unit (CBU). You have a choice of a mild-hybrid and a strong-hybrid drivetrain that can send power to the front or all four wheels, depending on the drivetrain.

Upon its launch in 2005 in the country, the SUV immediately captured the imagination of young Indians. But despite being a draw for young people, the fuel-guzzling SUV was discontinued after nine years due to declining sales.

However, the automaker continued to make healthy sales in other markets, including the Gulf and the Middle East. This time, Nissan has improved the look and feel of the X-Trail.

When it launches, the X-Trail is expected to take on the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass and Citroen C5.

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Rs 60,000 looted from mini bank operator in Balasore by two fraudsters



Two scammers posing as engineers looted Rs 60,000 from a mini-bank operator in the Simulia region of Soro in Balasore district.

The victim, Bholanath Sarangi, who runs a mini-bank, was tricked by two scammers in broad daylight under the pretense of exchanging a five hundred rupee note for five hundred rupee notes.

In a statement to the media, Sarangi said: “The wrongdoers projected themselves as non-Odias, working as site engineers and asked for the address to exchange foreign currency. After a while, they asked for the highest ticket available.”

He further added, “After speaking for a brief period, they demanded a particular series of Rs 500 notes in which Bhola allowed them to check the available coin packs with him from which they cunningly took Rs 60,000 in three installments of Rs 20,000 each. . ”

Bhola found out that he was cheated when he counted his total cash of Rs1.44 lakh. The amount cheated was 60,000 rupees.

The police, based on the CCTV footage of the incident, are investigating this matter.

(Reported by Niranjan Behera)

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Know how to pour the right way to prevent stomach bloating



A cold mug of beer on a sunny afternoon can make any alcoholic beverage lover weak in the knees. In fact, beers, more precisely craft beers, have their own set of fans in India and the number is only increasing.

In addition to a moderate alcohol content, like any other soft drink, beer has a lot of carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2, when released from the bottle, creates a spectacular foam in the cup that gives the drink a distinctive visual appeal. Without the foam collar, it’s not really a beer.

However, some people are in the habit of minimizing the foam in the cup by pouring it slowly and low. But is it correct, or more precisely, is it healthy? Well, apparently not.

A Tech Insider video elaborates the point.

According to the video, beer foam can be bad for your belly. As people usually have the habit of chewing chips or nachos with beer, after entering the stomach, salty snacks can cause the beer to foam and break the CO2 inside the stomach. CO2 can cause the belly to bloat.

However, if you pour it like you pour water, the foam will come out breaking up the CO2 in the glass or cup. The beer will upset your stomach less after you drink it with the foam. In the head you can taste the sweetness of the malt and the bitterness of the hops. But it’s going to protect the integrity of that aroma that’s under the foam through every sip, Tech Insider reported.

Now you know why you feel bloated every time you drink a beer. Go ahead and pour it vigorously into the glass/mug or pitcher and don’t be afraid to create a bit of a head. Because it’s really worth it.

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BJP set for historic seventh consecutive mandate in Gujarat



BJP looks set to make history when the Gujarat Assembly election results are announced on December 8, as it is set to come to power for a seventh consecutive term in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state.

This was revealed by an IANS analysis of the ABP-CVoter Exit Poll with a sample size of 30,000 spread over 182 Assembly seats in Gujarat.

According to the findings, the incumbent BJP, which has already ruled Gujarat continuously for 27 years barring a brief revolt by Shankar Singh Vaghela, is projected to win 128-140 seats in the 182-member Assembly. Despite 27 years of fighting incumbency, the BJP’s vote share is expected to improve slightly from 49.1% in 2017 to 49.4% in this election.

As of 2017, the BJP had won 99 seats, the lowest tally for the party since it first came to power in Gujarat in 1995. The rise in vote share seems a clear indicator of voter support for the party despite the fact that the state faces a number of perplexing problems. problems ranging from unemployment to test skipping and a sudden stall in growing agricultural prosperity.

In 2017, Congress had put up a spirited fight, scaring off the ruling BJP. In this election, exit poll results have shown that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is emerging as a formidable third force in the state with a 15.4 percent vote share. The lion’s share will be borne by Congress, as its vote share is expected to fall from 41.4% in 2017 to 32.5% this time.

The AAP is projected to win between 3 and 11 seats, while Congress is likely to win between 31 and 43 seats, significantly less than the 77 it won in 2017.

If the exit poll numbers are true, the AAP looks poised to emerge as a national political force after its recent electoral success in Punjab.

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