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The India 2019 World Cup squad will be picked on April 15 with Indian media reports claiming that the national selectors, led by MSK Prasad, will gather in Mumbai to make a final call. The World Cup 2019 will be held in England and Wales, starting May 30. The International Cricket Council (ICC) requires all 10 squads to be submitted by April 23. India are one of the favourites along with England to lift the trophy but a couple of spots are still up for grabs in the Indian team. Who will bat at No.4, has been a matter of debate between pundits and former cricketers.

For Jaya Bachchan, her daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda shared an endearing birthday post on Instagram. Instead of a throwback picture, Shweta picked a photo from one of the recent events, for which Jaya Bachchan, 71 today, wore a white suit while Shweta was dressed in a black saree. "O Captain! My Captain!" she captioned it alluding to Walt Whitman's poem. On the other hand, Shweta's actor brother Abhishek shared a throwback picture of Jaya Bachchan and wrote: "Ma. The word says it all. Happy Birthday Ma. Love you." In few words, Shweta and Abhishek described the role Jaya Bachchan plays in their lives and that's just 

On Monday, Shweta also hosted an intimate dinner party for Jaya Bachchan and she invited some of her mother's close friends. For the party which was hosted in Tresind, a suburban Mumbai restaurant, Shweta opted for a casual denims and t-shirt look while Jaya Bachchan looked graceful in white. Paparazzi clicked pictures of the mother-daughter duo while they were exiting the restaurant.

Shweta is the elder of actor couple Jaya Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan's two children. She is married to businessman Nikhil Nanda and they are parents to Navya Naveli, 21, and Agastya, 18. Abhishek Bachchan is married to actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Unlike her parents and her sibling, Shweta decided against making a career in films. However, she is a published author - her book Paradise Towers released in October last year.

Jaya Bachchan was among the top crop actresses in the Seventies and she is best-known for her role in films such as Guddi, Abhimaan, Zanjeer, Mili and Uphaar among others.

India retained its position as the world's top recipient of remittances with overseas Indians sending a whopping $79 billion back home in 2018, the World Bank said in a report on Monday.

Megastar Rajinikanth's much-talked-about venture 'Thalaivar 167' first look has been unveiled and as usual it has got the typical Thalaivar stamp. The makers have also released its Hindi poster with the title 'Darbar'.

 US buyout firm Carlyle Group has agreed to buy between 30 and 40 percent of Spanish energy company Cepsa from Abu Dhabi state investor Mubadala, valuing the stake at as much as $4.8 billion.

Washington's blacklisting of Iran's notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is "an urgent and necessary step to end war and terrorism throughout the region and the world," the Iranian resistance said on Monday.


New Delhi


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