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News of The Day March 18, 2019: From Manohar Parrikar’s last rites to Gambhir on World Cup; top headlines

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News March 18, 2019: Citizens paid their last homage to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manohar Parrikar and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir broke his silence on the possible encounter with Pakistan.

News of The Day March 18, 2019: BIGGEST headlines

Known for his wide acceptability across communities, Manohar Parrikar was BJP’s tallest leader having even occupied the post of the Defence Minister of India, a rare feat for a Goan politician.  |  Photo Credit: IANS

New Delhi: The Holi week began with a Monday that saw politicians and citizens paying their last homage to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manohar Parrikar who passed away on Sunday evening. Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir broke his silence on the possible encounter with Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup and it was learnt that actor Vivek Oberoi would be sporting nine different looks in his upcoming biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Here are the day’s biggest headlines:

Manohar Parrikar’s demise leaves a hard-to-fill void in the political world

Known for his wide acceptability across communities, Manohar Parrikar was BJP’s tallest leader having even occupied the post of the Defence Minister of India, a rare feat for a Goan politician. His death has resulted in a void that the Indian polity would not be able to fill in some time to come.

No problem in forfeiting 2 points in India vs Pakistan WC match: Gautam Gambhir complete boycott on Pakistan

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Monday said that India should boycott the ICC World Cup 2019 match against Pakistan which is slated to take place on June 16 at Old Trafford, Manchester. He reckons that there won’t be any problem in forfeiting those two points but at the same time did urge his countrymen to stand by Team India if they don’t make it to the semi-finals or the final of the tournament. “We should also boycott the Asia cup so we don’t play Pakistan. No problem in forfeiting 2 points India-Pak match but the entire country should then stand behind the team and not blame them for not making it to the semis or finals,” Gambhir told Times Now.

Gambhir is the latest cricketer to join the bandwagon of players who have voiced their opinion against the India-Pakistan match in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack. Harbhajan Singh, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly are few of the mentionable names.

Vivek Oberoi to sport nine different looks in PM Narendra Modi biopic

The biopic on our current Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been making headlines for quite some time. The film that stars Vivek Oberoi essaying the titular role has been in the limelight mostly for revealing its cast one by one. The biopic will reportedly unfold the journey of PM Modi, ranging from his humble beginning to his rise as the Prime Minister of the country. Recently, film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter account to share a collage in which Vivek is seen sporting nine different looks of PM Modi and depicting various phases of his life.

Xiaomi may launch foldable smartphone in Q2 2019 that may cost half of Samsung Galaxy Fold: Report

Foldable smartphones are in vogue this year. First Samsung then Huawei and now Xiaomi is going to introduce its foldable smartphone in the market. Both Samsung and Huawei undoubtedly managed to gather a large amount of audience however their expensive price tag became its major setback. But Xiaomi is going to bring in a foldable phone at Rs. 74,999 in India almost half the price of its competitors.

Delhi: To ‘avenge’ insult, teenager plots girl’s murder for 3 years; caught within hours of committing crime

In another ghastly crime being reported from East Delhi’s Shahdara, a Class 12 student was arrested for the murder of a 14-year-old girl to take revenge. She had complained about him 3 years ago to her teacher. The crime was solved within hours of it being reported and the victim’s body has been sent for autopsy to ascertain whether she was sexually assaulted.

Pancreatic cancer: Why the condition is so hard to detect and treat, who’s at risk and can you prevent it?

Health experts say about 95% of people with pancreatic cancer succumb to the condition because it often shows no or vague symptoms during the early stages, when the tumour would be most treatable. In most cases, the cancer is discovered at advanced stages when abdominal pain or jaundice may result, making it the condition so lethal. This article tells us why pancreatic cancer can be so dangerous and whether it can be prevented.

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