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Five things to watch out for this weekend

| Updated on January 19, 2018 Published on February 06, 2016

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As many as 351 cricketers will go under the hammer when the 2016 Indian Premier League players' auction takes place in Bengaluru on Saturday. A maximum of 116 players can be bought at the auction.

The 13th edition of the annual India Conference at the prestigious Harvard University opens on Saturday. The theme of the two-day conference is ‘India in Transition: Opportunities and Challenges.’ Minister for Communication and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad, movie actor Kamal Hasan, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, and film director Karan Johar, will be addressing the conference.

This year’s edition of the 'Goa Carnaval' opens on Saturday. The tourism department is keen to develop the event as the state’s premier tourism event. A tribute to the state's diverse population and heritage, this year’s celebrations are being billed as one of the most colourful and vibrant editions of the festival.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two meetings during his visit to Odisha during the weekend. Modi will arrive in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. He will attend the inaugural ceremony of the National Institute of Science Education and Research on Sunday morning, after which he will fly to Paradip, where he will dedicate IOCL's refinery to the nation.

The special 2G court is to continue hearing the Aircel-Maxis money-laundering case on Saturday. The Enforcement Directorate had filed a charge sheet against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and Kalanidhi Maran in January in the special 2G court. ED said the Maran brothers violated the provisions of the PMLA and IPC, accusing them of taking illegal gratification of Rs 742 crore.

Published on February 06, 2016
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