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2017 Force Gurkha launched in India

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New Delhi, March 17:  Force motors has launched a new Gurkha with BS-IV engine at a price of Rs. 8.38 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) for 5-door expedition and Rs. 9.36 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) for 3-door expedition.

It is available in two variants – Xplorer and Xpedition. The Xplorer is the serious off-roader comes with four-wheel drive with low range and Xpedition is a rear wheel drive.

Force Gurkha comes with drastic changes in exterior –new front and rear bumpers and a new grille up front and some minor cosmetics from inside. The SUV model comes with terrain tyres.

It has a huge engine comes with OM 616 sourced 2.6 litre inter-cooled, direct injection, turbocharged diesel engine which produces 85 bhp of peak power and 230 Nm of peak torque, mated to a G-28 five-speed manual transmission.

It is based on a new ladder-frame chassis,with new suspension setup. At the front, rear comes with new multi-link setup has a feature of gas-charged hydraulic shocks and the SUV gets new independent struts with gas-charged shock absorbers rather both  has the anti-roll bar.

Gurkha comes with a major feature, the air intake is through a snorkel mounted at roof height of vehicle that ensures ample supply of clean air, better combustion strain on the cleaning system unlike others where air intake is closer to the ground and prone to dust entry. Gurkha gives a high wading ability of up-to 550mm, unmatched by any other vehicle in the category.

The 2017 Force Gurkha comes with wheelbase of 2750mm and 4342mm in length, 1790mm in width and 2055mm in height.

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J&K: 1 terrorist killed, 2 Army men injured in an encounter in Kupwara

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New Delhi, July 16: One terrorist has been killed and two 2 Army personnel were injured during an encounter in Safawali Gal in Kupwara along the Line of Control on Monday. One AK-47 rifle has been recovered from the terrorist. 

The encounter is currently underway.

Alert troops of the Army noticed suspicious movement in Safawali Gali and challenged the infiltrators.

“When challenged, the terrorists fired, triggering a gunfight. One terrorist has been killed in this operation which is still going on,” news agency IANS quoted the sources as saying.

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Key Indian equity indices trade flat in morning session

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Mumbai, July 16: The key Indian equity indices was trading flat-to-negative on Monday soon after opening.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading 15.79 points or 0.04 per cent lower soon after opening.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 23.30 points or 0.21 per cent lower at 10,995.70 points.

The Sensex of the BSE, which opened at 36,658.71 points, was trading at 36,525.84 points (at 9.30 a.m.), lower 15.79 points or 0.04 per cent from the previous day’s close at 36,541.63 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 36,658.71 points and a low of 36,496.65 points in the trade so far.

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Over 4,000 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath Yatra

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Jammu, July 16: Over 1,87,300 pilgrims have so far performed this year’s Amarnath Yatra as another batch of 4,195 pilgrims left Jammu for the Valley on Monday.

“A total of 4,195 Yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in two batches of 2,455 and 1,740 for the Valley in escorted convoys. Of these, 2,455 Yatris are headed for Baltal while 1,740 are going to Pahalgam base camp,” police said.

The 60-day long Yatra will end on August 26 coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.

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