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Pakistani media focuses more on Indian stars than their own: Neelum Munir

Actress Neelum Munir in a critique on media has said that they keep their focus on Indian artists instead of their own. She urged that the media should prefer Pakistan in promoting the film industry and artists. Neelum asserted that film and drama industry are producing better content but it is not being given the due praise which is often provided to the Indian entertainment industry and artists, which is disappointing. The actress told that she is been working on various projects however; there are people who envy others but she keep on doing her work with complete honesty. Neelum…
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Kapil Sharma vows to donate his eyes after he’s gone

(Web Desk) – Popular comedian turned actor Kapil Sharma recently invited the Indian blind cricket team on his show. “The Kapil Sharma Show” featured inspirational stories told by the blind cricketers themselves. View image on TwitterView image on Twitter Follow KAPIL ✔ @KapilSharmaK9 #Motivation #inspiration. a very special fun evening with the world blind indian cricket team is coming tonight #tkss9pm 🎂 3:18 PM - 5 Mar 2017 955 955 Retweets 9,672 9,672 likes Kapil Sharma pledged to donate his eyes after death during his interaction with the much-praised and skilled blind team. The comedian was so moved by their…
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Adele confirms marriage after years of speculation

NEW YORK (AFP) - Adele, who has become a global pop sensation with her songs of heartbreak, has confirmed years of speculation that she is married. The English singer has been in a long-term relationship with Simon Konecki, a former financier who founded drop4drop, a charity that presses for global access to clean drinking water. The couple have a four-year-old son, Angelo, but Adele has been coy about whether they are married as she tries to maintain her privacy. But she confirmed their status at a concert in Brisbane, Australia on Sunday as she introduced "Someone Like You," her breakthrough…
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Football: Kane double keeps Spurs in title hunt

LONDON (AFP) - Harry Kane extended his hot streak with a blistering brace as Tottenham beat Everton 3-2 to close the gap on leaders Chelsea to seven points on Sunday. Kane opened the scoring with a thunderous first-half strike at White Hart Lane and netted again after the break to take his goal tally to 24 in 28 games this season. Everton forward Romelu Lukaku, Kane s closest rival in the race to finish as Premier League top scorer, got one back before Dele Alli struck for Spurs in the closing moments. There was still time for Enner Valencia to…
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Football: Aguero on target as Man City go third

SUNDERLAND (AFP) - Sergio Aguero s 23rd goal of the season helped Manchester City reclaim third place in the Premier League thanks to a comfortable 2-0 win at struggling Sunderland on Sunday. A fifth goal in three games from the in-form Argentina international, whose future at the club has been clouded by the recent impact of the now injured Gabriel Jesus, paved the way for City s seventh victory in eight unbeaten games. The win left Pep Guardiola s side a point behind second-placed Tottenham Hotspur and eight adrift of leaders Chelsea. Not for the first time, Aguero s finishing…
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U-15 football team to visit Portugal in August this year: Secretary IFA

PESHAWAR (APP) - Secretary General Islamabad Football Association (IFA) Syed Sharafat Hussain Bukhari said that a well prepared team of Islamabad would participate in the forthcoming international football event in Portugal in August this year. Talking to APP on phone, Syed Sharafat Hussain Bukhari disclosed the aim and objective of the team participation in the international event Castelo de Vice Cup Portugal. He said our players had good talent of football, known as the poor-man Games in Pakistan, but lack of international exposure that talented players could not come to the international level. “We want to provide much needed international…
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Golf: Top-ranked Johnson captures WGC Mexico crown

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - World number one Dustin Johnson held off Spanish rookie Jon Rahm and England s Tommy Fleetwood over Sunday s final holes to win the World Golf Championships Mexico Championship by one stroke. The reigning US Open champion became only the fifth player to capture his first event after moving atop the world rankings, matching a feat done by Welshman Ian Woosnam, Australia s Adam Scott, Fiji s Vijay Singh and American David Duval. "It means a lot," Johnson said of the achievement. "It s a tough spot to be in. There s a lot of pressure…
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Tennis: French Open champs Mladenovic, Garcia split

PARIS (AFP) – France’s Kristina Mladenovic announced that her women’s doubles partnership with compatriot Caroline Garcia has ended despite the pair winning the Roland Garros title last year. Mladenovic and Garcia, ranked three in the world, were also runners-up at the US Open in 2016 but were beaten in the semi-finals of the Australian Open in January. "After the Dubai tournament, Caroline informed me of her desire to put an end to our partnership to focus on her singles career," Mladenovic wrote on Twitter. "We have had lots of success together and I will keep very good memories."
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International

North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into sea near Japan

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest coast early on Monday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, days after the reclusive state promised retaliation over Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war. South Korea’s military said the missiles were unlikely to have been intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) which could reach the United States, but flew on average 1,000 km (600 miles) and reached a height of 260 km (160 miles). Some of the missiles landed in waters as close as 300 km (190 miles) to Japan’s northwest coast, Japan’s…
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Greece arrests144 immigrants including Pakistanis hiding in caves

ATHENS (Reuters) - At least 13 suspected members of an international criminal organization smuggling undocumented migrants to other European countries have been arrested, Greek authorities said on Friday. An operation to dismantle the ring was under way on the island of Crete, and Britain’s National Crime Agency was also involved, police said. Crete, Greece’s southernmost island, lies north of Libya and Egypt. The head of the local coastguard, Dimitris Saitakis, told reporters at least 13 suspected smugglers had been arrested, as well as 131 migrants hiding in caves or warehouses. "This is a strong blow to organized crime on Crete,"…
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