CBI files FIR in CWG consultants’ case

first_imgFormer Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi.There is more trouble for the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee. The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered an FIR in the Games consultants’ case. Headlines Today had reported how Suresh Kalmadi-led OC had appointed 35 consultants including Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who had been paid hefty amounts for consultancy and other services but they hardly did any work. The CBI is now investigating how much money was spent by the CWC OC on these consultants, who were also given high profile designations in addition to huge sums of money. Raids in overlay contracts’ case Meanwhile, the CBI continued its crackdown on the overlay contracts given out for CWG projects. On Thursday morning, it carried out raids at twenty places, including fifteen in Delhi, two in Mumbai and one in Kolkata. This comes after the registration of three new cases in connection with the renovation of Shivaji and Talkatora stadia for the October 2010 Games. Among those the CBI raided were NDMC chief architect S.S. Gupta and offices of Raja Aederi, consultants who had the contracts for renovation of CWG stadia.last_img read more

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 with 8-inch display, Snapdragon 660 launched: Price, specs and more

first_imgXiaomi on Sunday launched the Mi Pad 4 alongside the Redmi 6 Pro in China. The new Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is the successor to the Mi Pad 3 which was launched last year in China. While the Mi Pad 3 never made it to India, Xiaomi has been lately expanding its portfolio in India which arises a possibility that the Mi Pad 4 might launch in India. However, there’s no word on India availability yet.Xiaomi has priced the Mi Pad 4 at a starting price of Yuan 1,099 (Rs 11,497 approximately). This is the cost of 4GB RAM and 64GB storage Wi-Fi-only variant. The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage Wi-Fi + LTE variant will cost Yuan 1,499 (Rs 15,628 approximately). The sale for the tablets starts from June 29 with registrations already open now. Buyers can choose between Black and Gold colour variants of the Mi Pad 4.Coming to its specifications, the Mi Pad 4 sports an 8-inch display with an aspect ratio of 16:10. The tablet is powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset paired with 3GB or 4GB RAM inside. There is 32GB or 64GB internal storage that can be expanded via microSD card.In the camera department, the Mi Pad 4 features a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP sensor on the front. Xiaomi has also added the AI Face unlock feature that acts as the key highlight of the device. It runs Android Oreo-based MIUI 9. Backed by a 6000mAh battery, the Mi Pad 4 is available in both WiFi and LTE variants.Xiaomi along with the Mi Pad 4 also launched the budget phone Redmi 6 Pro. The Redmi 6 Pro costs Yuan 999 (Rs 10,436 approximately) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage model, Yuan 1,199 (Rs 12,525 approximately) for the 4GB RAM and 32GB storage variant, and Yuan 1,299 (Rs 13,570 approximately) for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The sale begins on June 26. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro sports a 5.84-inch FHD+ 19:9 display and is the first smartphone from Xiaomi to feature the iPhone X-like notched display. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 625 processor with either 3GB or 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB internal storage respectively. The storage can be expanded using a microSD card.advertisementlast_img read more