Redmi Note 9 Pro is all set to go on sale in India today. The sale will begin at 12pm (noon) IST via Amazon and Mi.com. The Redmi Note 9 Pro key features include Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC, 48-megapixel quad rear camera setup, and a large 5,020mAh battery. The phone will be available online in three colour options – Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black colour options. The more premium variant Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is all set to go on sale via Amazon and Mi.com on June 3.Redmi Note 9 Pro price in India, saleRedmi Note 9 Pro sale will begin at 12pm (noon) IST on Amazon India and Mi.com. The Redmi Note 9 Pro price in India is Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option, while the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 16,999. The phone will be available in Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black. Offers include Airtel double data benefits with Rs. 298 and Rs. 398 unlimited packs.While e-commerce deliveries of smartphones have opened up even in Red Zones, few containment zone areas are still exempted from deliveries. Due to these relaxations, more people will now be able to buy the Redmi Note 9 Pro today.Redmi Note 9 Pro specificationsThe Redmi Note 9 Pro runs MIUI 11 and features a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) IPS display with 20:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC, coupled with Adreno 618 GPU, and up to 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The Redmi Note 9 Pro has up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB).There is a quad rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel primary shooter, an 8-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide angle lens, a 5-megapixel sensor with a macro lens, and finally a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, you get a 16-megapixel selfie shooter.Coming to battery, the phone packs a 5,020mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. For connectivity, the phone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/A-GPS, NavIC, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.Is Redmi Note 9 Pro Max the best affordable camera phone in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details.
Army investigating death of Fort Bragg soldier killed on way to range
The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is leading an inquiry into an accident at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, involving an 18-wheeler and a backhoe that killed a soldier and injured two others Thursday morning. Safety investigators from the USACRC out of Fort Rucker, Alabama, are being dispatched to probe the accident, which involved an M-1088…
The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is leading an inquiry into an accident at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, involving an 18-wheeler and a backhoe that killed a soldier and injured two others Thursday morning. Safety investigators from the USACRC out of Fort Rucker, Alabama, are being dispatched to probe the accident, which involved an M-1088 High Mobility Engineer Excavator, according to a command press release. The soldiers involved in the accident were assigned to the 20th Engineer Brigade, according to Mike Negard, a spokesperson for USACRC. However, their names are still being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The deadly accident took place at about 9:15 a.m. Thursday when the 18-wheeler carrying the three soldiers ran into the back of the M-1088 excavator while on the way to a training range, a Fort Bragg official said. The soldier killed in the accident was the one driving the 18-wheeler, the official added. The soldiers had to be extracted from the vehicle on Raeford-Vass Road near its intersection with Plank Road. Raeford-Vass Road is one of several gravel roads — which make it more difficult for heavy vehicles to safely brake — leading to training ranges on Fort Bragg. “The accidental death of this Soldier is tragic; my thoughts and prayers are with the Family,” said Col. Scott Pence, Fort Bragg Garrison commander. Sign up for the Army Times Daily News Roundup Don’t miss the top Army stories, delivered each afternoon (please select a country)United StatesUnited KingdomAfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of TheCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’ivoireCroatiaCubaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-bissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMicronesia, Federated States ofMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNetherlands AntillesNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorthern Mariana IslandsNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestinian Territory, OccupiedPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRwandaSaint HelenaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and The GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbia and MontenegroSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and The South Sandwich IslandsSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwan, Province of ChinaTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-lesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUnited States Minor Outlying IslandsUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaViet NamVirgin Islands, BritishVirgin Islands, U.S.Wallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabwe Subscribe × By giving us your email, you are opting in to the Army Times Daily News Roundup. USACRC has the authority to take over Army accident investigations, and “makes every attempt” to investigate fatal accidents, the command’s release said.
This week in Congress: Final budget pitches before appropriators take their first swings
Defense officials will make another round of budget pitches on Capitol Hill this week as House members start their appropriations work with an eye towards final proposals next month. On Wednesday, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin makes his fourth appearance before Congress in five weeks to discuss the White House’s spending plans, this time answering questions…
Defense officials will make another round of budget pitches on Capitol Hill this week as House members start their appropriations work with an eye towards final proposals next month. On Wednesday, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin makes his fourth appearance before Congress in five weeks to discuss the White House’s spending plans, this time answering questions from the House Armed Services Committee. One week later, the House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to begin marking up its draft of the annual defense budget. The White House has asked for a $753 billion national defense budget for fiscal 2022, a figure that many conservatives have attacked as too small to meet current threats and some progressives have labeled still too large given recent spending boosts in recent years. Full committee mark-up of the defense spending plans isn’t scheduled to be completed until July 15, and the full House chamber likely won’t vote on the plan until September. Meanwhile, Senate appropriators still have not released a budget schedule, meaning the debate will likely linger late into the fall. Tuesday, June 22Senate Armed Services — 9:30 a.m. — G-50 Dirksen Navy/Marine Corps budgetActing Navy Secretary Thomas Harker, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday, and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger will testify on the fiscal 2022 budget request. Senate Appropriations — 10 a.m. — 192 Dirksen Army budgetArmy Secretary Christine Wormuth and Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville will testify on the fiscal 2022 budget request. Senate Armed Services — 2:30 p.m. — 232-A Russell Air Force modernization Service officials will testify on modernization efforts and the fiscal 2022 budget request. Wednesday, June 23House Armed Services — 10 a.m. — 2118 Rayburn Defense budget Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley will testify on the fiscal 2022 budget request. Senate Appropriations — 10 a.m. — 138 Dirksen VA BudgetVA Secretary Denis McDonough will testify on the fiscal 2022 budget request. Senate Armed Services — 2 p.m. — 222 Russell Ransomware attacksMaj. Gen. Kevin Kennedy, director of operations for U.S. Cyber Command, will testify on recent ransomware attacks and the Defense Department response. Senate Judiciary — 2:30 p.m. — 226 Dirksen ImmigrationVeterans advocates will testify on immigration and citizenship policies for veterans and military members. House Foreign Affairs — 3 p.m. — online hearing Caribbean strategyState Department officials will testify on U.S. engagement and strategy in the Caribbean. Senate Veterans’ Affairs — 3 p.m. — 418 Russell Pending legislationThe committee will consider several pending bills. Thursday, June 24House Foreign Affairs — 10 a.m. — online hearing LGBTQI rights State Department officials will testify on challenges to LGBTQI rights abroad. House Foreign Affairs — 10 a.m. — online hearingNATO Former NATO Secretary General Fogh Rasmussen and other outside experts will testify on the current and future status of the alliance. Senate Appropriations — 10 a.m. — 192 Dirksen Navy and Marine Corps budgetActing Navy Secretary Thomas Harker, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday, and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger will testify on the fiscal 2022 budget request. House Budget — 10:30 a.m. — 210 Cannon Defense budgetDefense Department Comptroller Michael McCord will testify on the fiscal 2022 budget request.
Bachelet seeks Xinjiang trip amid reports of Uighur persecution
UN human rights chief says she is pressing for ‘meaningful access’ to the region this year.UN human rights chief Michele Bachelet has said she hopes to agree terms for a visit this year to China, including its Xinjiang region, to look into reports of serious violations against the Uighur minority. “I continue to discuss with…
UN human rights chief says she is pressing for ‘meaningful access’ to the region this year.UN human rights chief Michele Bachelet has said she hopes to agree terms for a visit this year to China, including its Xinjiang region, to look into reports of serious violations against the Uighur minority.
“I continue to discuss with China modalities for a visit, including meaningful access, to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region,” Bachelet said on Monday, addressing the opening of a Human Rights Council session in Geneva.
“[I] hope this can be achieved this year, particularly as reports of serious human rights violations continue to emerge.”
Bachelet’s remarks marked the first time she has publicly suggested a timeline for any such visit, which her office has been negotiating the terms of since September 2018.
She is under growing pressure from Western states to secure unfettered access to Xinjiang, where at least one million Uighurs, a largely Muslim ethnic group, have been detained in internment camps in the province, according to the UN.
Mass internment camps
Critics, including the UK and the US, say inmates at the camps have been subjected to human rights violations, including arbitrary detention, forced labour, torture, forced sterilisation and family separation.
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch issued reports this year documenting anti-Uighur practices that they said could amount to crimes against humanity.
Beijing denies the accusations and describes the camps as vocational training facilities to combat religious extremism and boost economic development in the region.
Dozens of countries, led by Canada, are expected to deliver a joint statement to the council on Tuesday, voicing concern about the rights situation in Xinjiang and demanding China grant Bachelet and other independent observers access.
In anticipation of Tuesday’s statement, the Chinese mission in Geneva last week slammed the group for its efforts “to spread disinformation and lies to frame China” and use “human rights as a political tool”.
Meanwhile, on the situation in Hong Kong, Bachelet told the council that the national security law imposed by China in the territory a year ago has had a “chilling impact” on democratic space and media in the former British colony.
The legislation criminalised much dissent, gave China jurisdiction over some cases and awarded authorities new investigation powers.
Bachelet said 107 people had been arrested under the law, including 57 formally charged.
“This will be an important test of independence for Hong Kong’s judiciary in its willingness to uphold Hong Kong’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in accordance with the Basic Law,” she said.
Government officials in Beijing and Hong Kong say the national security law is needed to avert threats to national security, and that the rights and freedoms of ordinary Hong Kong people are being protected.
But critics say it is being used to crush dissent in the global financial hub.