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January 2016

Nana Patekar, culture minister to inaugurate 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav

New Delhi, Jan 31: Actor Nana Patekar and Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma will inaugurate the 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav theatre festival on Monday at the Kamani Auditorium here.The ceremony will be followed by the performance of "Macbeth" in Manipuri by Chorus Repertory Theatre, which is directed by theatre personality Ratan Thiyam. The best of plays from around the world will be part of this international festival, which promises to be bigger and better than the previous editions. To be…

No government until BJP assures on Mufti’s vision: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jan 31 (IANS) PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday told her party's core group that she was not averse to forming the government in Jammu and Kashmir but this cannot happen unless she has assurances from the ally BJP that her late father's vision would be fulfilled.Presiding over the meeting of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders, Mehbooba Mufti, according to party sources, said she needed concrete assurances from the coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party that the vision of late chief minister Mufti…

India vs Australia, Third T20I, Scoreboard

Sydney, Jan 31: The following is the scoreboard of India's third and final T20 International vs Australia here on Sunday.Australia: Usman Khawaja c Dhoni b Nehra 14 Shane Watson not out 124 Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 9 Glenn Maxwell c Raina b Yuvraj Singh 3 Travis Head b Jadeja 26 Chris Lynn c Jadeja b Bumrah 13 Cameron Bancroft not out 0 Extras (lb 2, w 4, nb 2) 8 Total (5 wickets; 20 overs) 197 Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Khawaja, 2.2 overs), 2-69 (Marsh, 7.4), 3-75 (Maxwell, 9.1), 4-168 (Head, 16.6), 5-193 (Lynn,…

India win third T20I by 7 wickets, win series 3-0 vs Australia

Sydney, Jan 31: India chased down an imposing target of 198 runs to inflict a 3-0 series whitewash on Australia, winning the third and final T20 International by seven wickets here on Sunday.In a pulsating match, India needed 17 runs off the last over and two off the last ball, Suresh Raina (49 runs off 25 balls) completed the task by hitting a boundary. Opener Rohit Sharma (52 off 38), Virat Kohli (50 off 36) also contributed to India's victory. Earlier, opener Shane Watson scored a superb unbeaten century (127)…

Sonam Kapoor campaigns against fear

Mumbai, Jan 31: Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is prepping for her upcoming film "Neerja", is campaigning against fear on social media platforms.The "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" actress uploaded a less than a minute video on Instagram, where she urged her fans and followers to share a clip of themselves talking about their fears and how they overcame it. "Hi everybody, I have a request, I want you to talk about your fear and how you overcame it. Neerja's fear gave her courage. The best videos you put out I…
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