28 Nov

Nothing to fear in CWG, says Delhi Police chief

first_imgDownplaying the security apprehensions raised by some participating nations ahead of the Commonwealth Games, Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal today said there is nothing to fear and he is completely satisfied with the arrangements.Dadwal, who is the commanding officer for over one lakh security personnel that would be pressed into action for the sporting extravaganza, took a tour of the Games Village here to take stock of the security arrangements.”I am completely satisfied with the security arrangements. We have been preparing for months now,” Dadwal told PTI. An IPS officer of the 1974 batch, Dadwal assured that security has been completely taken care of and there is nothing to fear.Asked about a recent sting operation carried out by a foreign news channel claiming lack of security, he said, “That was completely bogus. He just shot from outside.” Security has been one of the primary concerns for the Games, scheduled from October 3 to 14.Over one lakh personnel including commandos drawn from the paramilitary forces as well. Helicopters with commandos and unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) would be guarding the air space.Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) teams of the Army as well as the National Disaster Relief Force would also be deployed. Dadwal’s assertions come even as international athletes continue to raise security fears. Some have even pulled out citing safety fears.last_img read more

19 Nov

Mahindra pulls the plug on automatic variant of Scorpio

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 25 (PTI) Utility vehicle major Mahindra & Mahindra has discontinued sales of automatic variant of its popular sports utility vehicle Scorpio.The Mumbai-based company has already removed the Mahindra Scorpio AT variant from its official website.When contacted, a Mahindra & Mahindra spokesperson confirmed the development.”The automatic transmission that served the Scorpio well for all this time has come to the end of its cycle,” a company spokesperson told PTI.Going forward the company will take a considered call on introducing automatic transmission in Scorpio based on the markets requirements, the spokesperson added.M&M had launched the automatic variant of the new generation Scorpio in 2015 priced between Rs 13.13 lakh and Rs 14.33 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).The company had launched the new generation Scorpio, which has been built on an all-new platform, in September 2014.According to industry sources, the company is already working on a facelift of the SUV. The company is also said to be in the process of developing the fourth generation and launch it by 2020.The Scorpio range is currently priced between Rs 9.78 lakh and Rs 14.32 lakh.The Scorpio Getaway, on the other hand is tagged at Rs 9.29 lakh and Rs 10.28 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi). PTI MSS SBT SBTlast_img read more