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Today Congress is holding "maha-gathbandhan" (grand alliance) - Swabhimaan (self-respect) rally in Patna, Bihar. Soniya Gandhi too joining rally. With seat sharing decided and a firm coalition in place, the Janata Dal United-Rashtriya Janata Dal-Congress partnership is all set to show its strength with the mega Swabhiman rally.
India have declared at 325 for 8 and have given Sri Lanka a target of 413 to win the second Test in Colombo at P sara Oval stadium. While, chasing 413 Sri Lanka Lost 2 wickets, Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara. Kumar Sangakkara failed in his final Test as he was dismissed for 18.
Sehwag decided to play for Haryana and leaves Delhi in domestic cricket season. Sehwag, who has been playing for Delhi since 1997-98 and played 18 domestic seasons now he will be seen playing for Haryana Cricket Association.
Despite losing in World Championship Saina recaptures the top spot in Badminton women's singles Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.
Firebrand Patidar leader who arrived in Delhi this morning, said clearly that he won’t allow any political party to join his agitation.
Hinting that Reserve Bank of India may cut interest rates for the fourth time this year. RBI governor said that when the whole world is facing problem of slowing economic growth the India central Bank may lower interest rates to give boost to nation's economy.
As US fed hinted at delay in rate hike the BSE sensex continued its gaining streak since yesterday and surged to settle down 26,000 mark.
Disney on Wednesday announced it’s plan to stage India’s first Broadway-style musical in Mumbai and Delhi in October and December. The Beauty and the Beast, a long-running Broadway musical based on Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature, will be the vehicle for Disney’s maiden entry into the live entertainment space in India.
Speaking at the launch, Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director, Disney India, said: “There are many Indian families with disposable incomes who are willing to spend on an evening out with the kids but what are their options apart from movies or eating out? Given the few live entertainment options available to them, sky is the limit for us.”
The all Indian musical has a cast of 18 people in total right now who were all selected amongst 8,000 entries after over 1,000 auditions in five cities.
Leslie Lewis, Terrence Lewis and Suzanne D’Mello are responsible for the music, choreography and vocal coaching respectively. The production will be staged all through October in Mumbai at the National Sports Club of India indoor stadium in Worli, and all through November in Delhi at the Thyagaraja Sports Complex in INA Colony. Each show will seat an average of 2,500 people. Disney India has not yet revealed the ticket pricing. The Beauty and the Beast is among the longest-running and highest-grossing Broadway shows of all time, having won numerous awards. Since 2004 it has been produced in 28 countries, in 17 different languages and, according to the company, seen by over 35 million people. “We have through experience found that The Beauty and the Beast is the ideal way to introduce new audiences to live entertainment,” Mr. Kapur added.
Government official claims to complete metro rail first phase by 2018, Ahmedabad have to wait one more Assembly election to travel in Metro train.