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Major News and Events of 27 April 2013

What Happened on 27 April 2013

MI beat RBC at Wankhede Stadium

Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. 

Mumbai decided to bat first after winning the toss and made a mammoth score of 194 for seven with Dwayne Smith's 50 off 36 balls. 

Royal Challengers could make only 136 for seven with Dhawal Kulkarni taking three wickets for 19 runs for Mumbai.

Law Minister will not resign: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated that there was no way that Law Minister Ashwani Kumar will submit his resignation on the coal blocks allocation issue and slammed the opposition for disrupting parliament over the issue.

This occurred a day after the opposition asked for the law minister's removal on the issue of vetting a draft Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) report on the coal scam intended only for the Supreme Court.

The PM said that the matter is in the court and is sub-judice so it is not appropriate for him to do anything about it. He also specified that the opposition in nine years have demanded his resignation several times. The PM added that the world is laughing at India and that the opposition has made a mockery of the system of democracy by disrupting the functioning of the Parliament time and again. He requested to the opposition that the Parliament be allowed to function as it is the right place to discuss and debate.

He refused to comment on BJP’s allegation that he was using the law minister to cover himself in the investigation of the alleged irregularities in the coal block allocation during UPA's first term (2004-09).

Parambrata in "Gang of Ghosts", remake of "Bhooter Bhabishyat"

Satish Kaushik, the director of Gang of Ghosts, the Hindi remake of the Bengali film Bhooter Bhabishyat has retained only Parambrata Chatterjee from the original cast. 

"Bhooter Bhabishyat, which released in 2012 and is one of Bengali cinema's biggest hits, was a story about ghosts in an old bungalow who refuse to leave their abode. 

It is being said that the producers of the remake - Venus and Ratan Jain - made a conscious decision to keep out the original Bengali cast.  They felt a complete revamp was required as the original Bengali film was not suited for a pan-India market.

The movie will feature actors like Sharman Joshi, Mahie Gill, Anupam Kher, Saurabh Shukla, Rajpal Yadav, Chunky Pandey, Asrani, Vijay Verma, Yashpal Sharma, Rajesh Khattar and Jackie Shroff. 

The shooting of "Gang Of Ghosts" begins on May 2 and will complete in June.

India' first meet on travel technology in Kerala

India's first international event on travel technologies will be hosted in Kerala. The aim is to help the travel and tourism industry capitalize on the huge marketing potential of the internet.

The International Conference on Travel Technology (ICTT) India will take place at Kovalam from June 7-9. The participants will include subject experts, tour operators, hotel and resort owners, tourism marketing professionals, academics, researchers and experts from India and abroad to discuss emerging technologies and their scope.

The organizers are Association of Travel Trade Organisations, India (ATTOI) - a not-for-profit body which promotes responsible travel and sustainable tourism with the support of Kerala's Department of Tourism.

An exhibition will also be hosted along with the conference where national and state tourism departments, national and international tourism organisations, trade bodies, tour operators, hotels, resorts, health spas and medical tourism facilities, technology and communications services providers, IT companies, financial service providers, airlines, education institutes and tourism publications will participate. 

Gold price increases to Rs 28,100 per 10 grams

Gold prices increased by Rs 100 to Rs 28,100 per 10 grams in Delhi on Saturday due to purchases made for the ongoing wedding season.

Silver prices dipped by Rs 500 to Rs 46,900 per kg as there was lack of demand and follow-up support.

Gold prices of 99.9 and 99.5% purities have increased by Rs 100 each to Rs 28,100 and Rs 27,900 per ten grams respectively.

Price of silver (ready) declined by Rs 500 to Rs 46,900 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 100 to Rs 45,000 per kg. Silver coins were at Rs 77,000 for buying and Rs 78,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

Sarabjit in critical condition, family to travel to Pakistan on Sunday

The Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh’s condition worsened and he was admitted to a Lahore hospital. Sarbjit was brutally assaulted by fellow inmates. He had received head injuries and is in a coma at Lahore's Jinnah Hospital.

He was beaten with bricks and plates by fellow prisoners in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat prison on Friday.  A separate room has been transformed into an ICU for his treatment.

Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur, who was organizing the campaign for his release from Lahore's Kot Lakhpat prison, his wife and two daughters, came from their hometown Bhikiwind, 50 km from Amritsar.They met with Raj Kumar Verka, Vice Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, to request for visas to Pakistan which they will submit at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.They have got the visa and would travel to Lahore on Sunday. 

Dalbir Kaur too fell sick on Saturday morning and was examined by a doctor after she complained of uneasiness and chest pain.

A medical board has been set up in Lahore for Sarabjit Singh’s treatment. 

Sarabjit was convicted for bomb blasts in Lahore and Multan which killed 14 people and he has been on a death row in Pakistan since 1990. 

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