first_imgIndia stepped into the 72nd year of independence on Wednesday and on the wondrous occasion, Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble led a brigade of sportspersons who wished the country on the day.Since India gained independence on August 15 in 1947, the country has seen the rise of quite some sporting icons. India may not be a sporting nation just yet but different sporting disciplines have been on the rise in the last few years.On the day when the entire country revelled in the national anthem and pride of living in an independent India, various sportspersons took to social media to wish their fans and the country a Happy Independence Day.While the country celebrates the 72nd Independence Day, the Indian cricket team are preparing to play the third Test of the five-match series against England at Trent Bridge. On the other hand, various Indian units have left for Indonesia with the Asian Games beginning on August 18.Celebrating the Independence Day, Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to give a fitting tribute to the freedom fighters and urged the people of the country to not take this freedon for granted.”Everything in life is hard-earned. Just like our independence. Among countless other things, there would have been no ‘Team India’ if not for the sacrifice of our brave freedom fighters. Let us not take that freedom for granted. #HappyIndependenceDay,” Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.Everything in life is hard-earned. Just like our independence. Among countless other things, there would have been no Team India if not for the sacrifice of our brave freedom fighters. Let us not take that freedom for granted. #HappyIndependenceDay pic.twitter.com/RYrveJ9P7yadvertisementSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 15, 2018Anil Kumble, who is one of the most decorated Indian bowlers and coached the Indian cricket team for a year, had just a simple wish, much like his own personality, for the country.Happy Independence Day! Jai Hind!Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 15, 2018A couple of cricketers from other countries like Russel Arnold and Sandeep Lamichhane also wished India on Independence Day.Wishing all Indians A Happy Independence Day !!!Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) August 15, 2018Happy Independence Day to India #Keep_Spreading_Love pic.twitter.com/LRmsHYbYQWSandeep Lamichhane (@IamSandeep25) August 14, 2018Former India batsmen VVS Laxman and Aakash Chopra and the current all-round of the Indian cricket team Hardik Pandya were also among the big names who made the Independence Day wishes early on.While Laxman, like Sachin, dedicated his tweet to the freedom fighters, Pandya and Chopra posted their pictures with the Indian flag with pride and wished the people on the auspicious occasion.I bow down to all those wholaid down their lives so that we can celebrate this day.Happy #IndependenceDayIndia pic.twitter.com/nvG8vcVJdQVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 15, 2018Wishing every Indian across the globe, a very #HappyIndependenceDay! pic.twitter.com/E6gz570mJFhardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 15, 2018Happy Independence Day Jai Hind… pic.twitter.com/YrqPKI00YLAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 15, 2018India pacer Mohammed Shami wished a ‘Happy Independence Day’ with the hope that the people of this country will also have innate freedom to live life their way.May we always have freedom to choose, freedom to live and freedom to dream…Happy independence Day 2018#IndependenceDay2018 pic.twitter.com/GVOvcire44Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) August 15, 2018Asian Games-bound athletes like Saina Nehwal, Heena Sidhu, Manika Batra and PR Sreejesh also wished Indians on the day with Sreejesh posting a video of the Indian hockey team sending wishes from Jakarta.Happy Independence Day !!! …sending you all Independence Day wishes from Jakarta #asiangames #team #india #hockey @TheHockeyIndia pic.twitter.com/lFNJnf4aVxsreejesh p r (@16Sreejesh) August 15, 2018Our feedom and independence came with struggle, with toil and hard work we made our country. We are our country and our country is us. Happy Independence day to all!!Heena SIDHU (@HeenaSidhu10) August 15, 2018Thousands laid down their lives to get us an independent India, now it is upon us to keep it at its bestI am on to give my best in what I do …and I request you all to do your part.#Happy72ndIndependenceDay pic.twitter.com/CdZogKsmq6Manika Batra (@manikabatra_TT) August 15, 2018A seed of thought is all that matters and every individual can seek to become an inspirational leader -Happy Independence Day to each one of you and on this day let’s come together to take care of our nation for a better tomorrow! #SalutingLeaders #Herbalifenutrition @Herbalife pic.twitter.com/fGivHfGPgYSaina Nehwal (@NSaina) August 14, 2018On this Independence Day, here’s wishing our dreams of a new tomorrow come true for all of us, now and always. Happy Independence Day !! #HappyIndependenceDay #ProudIndian pic.twitter.com/KBb25dvDrxadvertisementVinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) August 15, 2018last_img read more

first_imgHonda Cars India is all set to launch the tenth generation of Civic on March 7. The production of the sedan has begun and it is being manufactured at the company’s Greater Noida plant. The pre-launch bookings for the 2019 Civic commenced on February 15 and the firm is claiming that in just seven days, it has exceeded the expected three-week pre-launch booking numbers.The tenth-generation Honda Civic can be booked for an amount of Rs 31,000 at all the authorized company dealerships across the country. Upon its launch in India, the sedan will take on the likes of Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra.”We are delighted to begin the production of all new Civic which will be launched on March 7. Since this has been a highly anticipated launch in India, we are receiving an outstanding response during pre-launch phase. In just 7 days, we have exceeded our expected 3-week pre-booking numbers which is a testament to the excitement the iconic Honda Civic has generated amongst customers,” Rajesh Goel, Senior Vice President and Director, Marketing and Sales, Honda Cars India, said in a statement on February 22.The 2019 Honda Civic will be available in India in both petrol and diesel engines. The sedan will get a 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol motor producing 141 PS of power at 6,500 rpm and 174 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. It will be mated to a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). There will also be a 1.6-litre i-DTEC turbo diesel mill, from Honda Earth Dreams Technology series, churning out 120 PS of power at 4,000 rpm and 300 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. This powertrain will get a six-speed manual transmission.advertisementWith regard to the fuel efficiency of the new Civic, the company is claiming that the petrol variant will return a mileage figure of 16.5 kmpl, while the diesel one will be good for 26.8 kmpl.The tenth-generation Honda Civic will have a length and width of 4,656 mm and 1,799 mm, respectively. It will be 1,433 high and have a wheelbase of 2,700 mm. It gets a 47-litre fuel tank and a 430-litre boot. The kerb weight of the petrol variant is 1,300 kg, while the diesel one will weigh 1,353 kg. The sedan will have 17-inch alloy wheels with discs, both at the front and rear.Civic is Honda’s longest-running automotive nameplate with cumulative sales of 25 million units worldwide. It is sold in 170 countries around the globe.It is being speculated that the tenth-generation Honda Civic will be priced in India between Rs 15 lakh and Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom). While Octavia is priced between Rs 15.99 lakh and Rs 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Corolla Altis ranges from Rs 16.45 lakh to Rs 20.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Elantra is priced between Rs 13.81 lakh and Rs 20.04 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).Honda Cars India was established in December 1995 and has two manufacturing facilities, one each at Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) and Alwar (Rajasthan). It has been a busy 2019 for the company. While the firm has discontinued the production of hatchback Brio, it has recently introduced exclusive editions of compact sedan Amaze, premium hatchback Jazz and compact sports utility vehicle WR-V. Now, it is all set to drive-in the tenth-generation Civic.ALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki Ertiga demand rises, customers will have to wait for 22-24 weeks for deliveriesALSO READ | Tata 45X Concept officially named Altroz, to be commercially launched in mid-2019ALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki Ignis facelift deliveries to start by first week of March, hatchback gets more safety featureslast_img read more