Archive for March 18th, 2019

Elton John to publish ‘no-holds-barred’ autobiography

London, Mar 18 (PTI) Music legend Elton John has announced that he is working on his first autobiography, which will be published in autumn.

The 71-year-old musician had shared the news on Twitter.

The “no-holds-barred” memoir will be co-written by music journalist Alexis Petridis.

“My…

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New CM to be sworn in Monday: Goa BJP chief

Panaji, Mar 18 (PTI) Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar said there would be clarity on who would be the state’s new chief minister by 2 pm Monday.

Tendulkar said this after meeting Union minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari at a hotel near here over the issue.

Hectic…

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Sensex rallies over 300 pts, Nifty above 11,500 mark

Mumbai, Mar 18 (PTI) Domestic equities continued their bull run Monday with the BSE Sensex rising over 300 points and the Nifty reclaiming the 11,500 mark amid unabated foreign fund inflows and narrowing country’s trade deficit.

Besides, positive cues from other Asian markets too bolstered trading sentiment here…

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Priyanka Gandhi begins 3-day UP visit, offers prayers at temple

Allahabad, Mar 18 (PTI) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra kicked off her party’s campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh on Monday by offering prayers at the Lette Hanuman temple near Sangam.

During her three-day visit, Priyanka will cover a distance of 100-km by…

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Gadkari holds talks with BJP, MGP leaders to select new Goa CM

Panaji, Mar 18 (PTI) Union minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Monday held talks here with party leaders and alliance partner Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) to select a new Goa chief minister following the death of Manohar Parrikar.

The BJP-led coalition in Goa began discussions on Sunday…

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Will establishing more colleges improve our higher education sector?

Mar 18 : College education being a major component of Indian higher education is in need of reforms, in tune with societal needs and national development. Indian higher education sector is the third largest in the world and about one fourth of Indian population is in college going stage. Amongst which…

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Indian women storm into SAFF semis with 5-0 win over Sri Lanka

Biratnagar, (Nepal), Mar 17 (PTI) The Indian women’s football team sealed its place in the semifinals of the SAFF Championship with a resounding 5-0 win over Sri Lanka at the Sahid Rangashala Stadium here on Sunday.

This result has extended India’s unbeaten run in the competition’s…

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Swaraj meets top Maldivian leadership; discusses cooperation in defence, health

Male, Mar 18 (PTI) India and the Maldives on Sunday discussed measures to strengthen bilateral ties and collaborate in the fields of defence, development cooperation, capacity building and health as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with the country’s top leadership, including her Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid.

Swaraj…

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Our industry has balanced content, commercial cinema well: Anil Kapoor

Mumbai, Mar 18 (PTI) Anil Kapoor says Indian film industry has successfully struck a balance between content-driven and commercial cinema.

The 62-year-old actor said if the story is good, it receives love from the audience.

“There is a place and audience for all types of cinema – content…

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Rupee appreciates 17 paise to 68.93 against US dollar

Mumbai, Mar 18 (PTI) The rupee appreciated 17 paise to 68.93 against the US dollar in opening trade Monday driven by weakening greenback in overseas markets and sustained foreign inflows.

Besides, narrowing country’s trade deficit and selling of the American currency by exporters supported the domestic currency, dealers…

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