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Pakistan praises India for hosting of South Asian games


Guwahati: Abdul Basit, Pakistan High Commissioner to India praised neighbor for the hosting of 12th South Asian games. The games started in Guwahati and Shillong on Friday.

“Today met PakistanHigh Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, who appreciated law and order situation of Assam,” Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi tweeted.

“He also appreciated the arrangement and facilities put in place for the South Asian Games 2016,” Gogoi added, along with a picture of Basit with the traditional Assamese honour of a gamocha on him.

A 436-member Pakistani contingent is taking part in the Games being hosted in the capitals of Assam and Meghalaya in India’s northeast.

Inaugurating the event on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Games would become a springboard for bringing peace and prosperity in the South Asian region “through business, interaction and sporting activities”.

The games will go on until 16th February. More than 2500 players will be taking part in the games competing in 23 different sports events. With Olympic scheduled this year later in Rio, these games can be used by the players to warm up and create a momentum for the biggest sporting event in the world.

Because of lot of political organisation, there were security concerns especially for players from Pakistan.

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Acer launches new gaming desktop in India

Taiwanese hardware and electronics brand Acer on Wednesday launched its "Predator Orion 9000" gaming desktop in India

Acer releases new desktop in india. IANS

Taiwanese hardware and electronics brand Acer on Wednesday launched its “Predator Orion 9000” gaming desktop in India. Starting at Rs 319,999, the gaming desktop features powerful Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processors with up to 18 cores and 36 threads and up to two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti graphics cards, the company said in a statement. It is the first gaming desktop with Intel’s Core i9 Extreme Processor and Optane Memory to be available in India, the statement added.

It is a laptop made exclusively for gaming. Pixabay

“We are thrilled to welcome to our gaming arsenal the iconic ‘Predator Orion 9000’ gaming desktop,” said Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer Business Head, Acer India. The gaming desktop also features liquid cooling and Acer’s IceTunnel 2.0 to keep the temperature down while the game heats up.

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IceTunnel 2.0 is an advanced airflow management solution that separates the system into several thermal zones, each with an individual airflow tunnel to expel heat, the statement added.

“With the launch of this, we have moved a step closer to our commitment of delivering the best gaming products for gamers at every level,” Panigrahi said. The “Predator Orion 9000” is available at select Croma stores and Acer Exclusive stores. IANS

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