Torque Shop: Driving a car with worn engine mountings will cause other parts to deteriorate, Motoring News & Top Stories

My car has recently begun to feel rough. It has lost its smoothness during idling and more so when it accelerates. I can feel the roughness on the steering wheel and the floor when I am driving. Strangely, its performance appears to be unaffected and the engine is still responsive to the throttle. Fuel economy, too, remains the same. My car is six years old and has clocked 88,000km.

A car engine with a faulty fuel or ignition system will not run smoothly. Often, a defective gearbox can also cause roughness. Such problems with the powertrain will frequently manifest in

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Ahmedabad’s Shivranjani crash injures 2, car overturns | Ahmedabad News

AHMEDABAD: Barely 100m from where a woman was crushed by the car driven by Parv Shah with two others injured, another accident was witnessed when a speeding compact car turned turtle after colliding with the BRTS corridor railing.
The two friends in the car suffered injuries and were rushed to the hospital. Police identified them as Yash Shah and his cousin Tirth.
N division traffic police inspector B B Vaghela said the accident took place at 2.30am on Friday and they have registered a case of negligent driving and are investigating further. The cops said at about 2.30am, Yash, who
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CAR declares unilateral ceasefire in fight with armed groups | Armed Groups News

Armed groups control large swaths of territory, and about one-quarter of the nearly 5 million population has been displaced.

Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera has declared a unilateral cessation of fighting against armed groups, saying he hoped it would lead to peaceful dialogue.

The country has seen recurrent rounds of rebel violence since former President Francois Bozize was deposed in 2013. Armed groups control large swaths of territory, and about one-quarter of the nearly 5 million population has been displaced.

Touadera said on television on Friday that he believed the ceasefire would help protect civilians from violence and allow

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2022 Ford Mustang, 2022 BMW 2-Series, 2023 Audi E-Tron: Car News Headlines

Ford continues to roll out special-edition Mustangs for the 2022 model year. The latest include a new Stealth Edition as well as the return of the California Special. The latter is available exclusively in Mustang GT Premium guise, and for the first time can be enhanced with the Mustang’s brilliant GT Performance Package handling upgrade.

BMW a few months back unveiled a redesigned 2-Series coupe, and now it has unveiled a redesigned 2-Series Active Tourer. The compact minivan is sold outside the U.S., and the latest generation is much sportier and much more premium than the one it replaces.


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covid-19: Pune: Hospitals told to update bed occupancy data on dashboard | Pune News

PUNE: The district administration has directed all the city and rural hospitals to update the Covid beds’ occupancy and availability data on the dashboard, enabling it to decide on the number of health hubs to be completely dedicated to coronavirus-infected patients’ care.
Pune district collector Rajesh Deshmukh told TOI that he had directed hospitals in the rural areas to update the date on the dashboard. The same applied to the facilities in the city limits, he added.
Admitting that there was a little laxity among the hospitals regarding updating the bed availability data on the dashboard, Santosh Patil, the deputy
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ISU launches COVID-19 vaccination dashboard | News

A total of 1,827 Indiana State University students, both on campus and online, have voluntarily provided proof of vaccination, according to the university’s new COVID-19 vaccination dashboard, reported Monday.

In addition, ISU reports that 30.3% of on-campus students [students who have at last one class on campus] have submitted proof of vaccination.

The data shows that 1,063 employees and graduate assistants have verified vaccinations, and 65.2% of benefits-eligible employees have provided such verification.

The new vaccination dashboard shows that 34.4% of the on-campus population [on-campus students and benefits-eligible employees] have been vaccinated, based on submitted records.

COVID vaccinations are recommended,

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Lake Country firefighters douse wildfire on Spion Kop – Kelowna News

Spion Kop fire doused

UPDATE 2:40 p.m.

Lake Country fire chief Steve Windsor says they were able to get a handle on a small brush fire on Spion Kop this morning before it spread significantly.

While the fire fell under the jurisdiction of the BC Wildfire Service, municipal crews headed up the hill on an ATV with a water tank to attack the fire.

Windsor says the blaze was about 40 by 60 feet. It started off a trail, and there was no sign of a campfire or campsite. The exact cause is unknown, but

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