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Former India football captain Baichung Bhutia and actors John Abraham, Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff will be present during the flag-off of the drag races

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Kolkata, October 27, 2016: The India Speed Week 2016 (ISW) organisers on Thursday announced a three-day extravaganza in Kolkata from December 9 to 11 to bring together drag racing teams and speedsters across various automobile segments and categories.

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Former India football captain Baichung Bhutia and actors John Abraham, Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff will be present during the flag-off of the drag races and across the three days of the festival to cheer for the teams as they head down the tracks.

Go to NewsGram and check out news related to political current issues.The India Speed Week 2016 (ISW) organisers on Thursday announced a three-day extravaganza in Kolkata from December 9 to 11 to bring together drag racing teams and speedsters.

“We are thrilled to announce an event so grand. We plan to exhibit this large scale affair by showcasing the best in drag racing, auto exhibitions, adventure sports and entertainment across the three days of India Speed Week,” Amit Modi, chairman, India Speed Week said.

“Public roads, no matter how deserted or controlled can never match the safety, peace of mind and thrill of an airstrip. The zestful show, in a never been seen before format, will celebrate extravaganza, adrenaline and glamour,” Modi added.

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Drag Racing at India Speed Week will be in the quarter mile format. So the fastest to cover a quarter mile distance on the runway from standstill is the winner in that category. Categories are defined by engine’s cubic capacities and modification levels. (IANS)

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  • Antara

    Great initiative!

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Prince Charles Arrives in New Delhi for two day Visit to Meet PM Narendra Modi

Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, accompanied by his wife arrived New Delhi for a two-day visit to India to complete their 10-day four-nation tour

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New Delhi, Nov 9: Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, accompanied by his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowles, arrived New Delhi on Wednesday on a two-day visit to India at the final leg of their 10-day four-nation tour that also took them to Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei.

“Their Royal Highnesses Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive,” the British High Commission in India tweeted.

Prince Charles is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday evening and discuss a wide range of issues, including that of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which will take place in April 2018 in the UK.

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Prince Charles arrives in India with his wife. IANS.

Ahead of the royal couple’s arrival, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said climate change, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), economic cooperation, and other bilateral issues would also come up for discussion.

Bilateral trade between India and Britain stands at $12.19 billion. India is the third largest investor in Britain and the second largest international job creator in that country.

Britain is the third largest inward investor in India, with a cumulative equity investment of $24.37 billion for the period April 2000-June 2017

The Indian diaspora in UK is one of the largest ethnic minority communities in the country, with the 2011 census recording approximately 1.5 million people of Indian origin equating to almost 1.8 percent of the population and contributing 6 per cent of the country’s GDP.

This will be Prince Charles ‘s ninth visit to India. He had earlier visited India in 1975, 1980, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2013. (IANS)