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‘Maldivian Girl With Aqua Blue Eyes’ commits suicide

(Web Desk) – Fashion model and a medical student who rose to prominence after a striking photo titled ‘Maldivian Girl With Aqua Blue Eyes’, committed suicide in a hostel in Bangladesh, DailyMail reported on Friday. 21-year-old Raudha Athif was a second-year student in Islami Bank Medical College in Rajshahi of Bangladesh. She was found dead by her classmates on Wednesday in her dormitory.
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No difference between Punjabi theatre mujra, item numbers: Hamza Ali Abbasi

LAHORE – Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi has said that no one has the right to criticize on other person’s personal life. During an interview, Abbasi suggested that Punjabi theatre mujras and item numbers hold no difference and are the same in nature. The actor says that he is against item numbers in the film but do not oppose songs as they are the part of the culture. Hamza asserted that Pakistani artists have their unique place in the world.
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Have no interest in working in Bollywood: Mehwish Hayat

LAHORE - Actress Mehwish Hayat has said that Indian filmmakers usually cast Pakistani actors in B and C grade roles. She says that Pakistani actors make their way to Bollywood in search of fame, however; the present treatment with the artists in the neighbouring country should open their eyes. Mehwish has said that she has no interest in working in Bollywood and will prefer to work in Pakistan as she is being offered numerous drama and film projects. She is of the view that item songs are not a bad thing and there is no harm in performing on them.
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I am not against exhibition of Indian movies in Pakistan, says Sadia Imam

LAHORE– Actress Sadia Imam has said that she is not against the exhibition of Indian movies in Pakistani cinemas. The actress says that cinemas need movies for their survival however lack of Pakistani films makes place for Indian ones and cinema owners screen them for their business. “Whoever has invested millions hopes for revenue too. Annually 14-16 films are screened in cinemas which result into a crisis situation,” she said. Sadia told that she has no plans to work in films and wants to limit herself to TV dramas.
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Govt offers support to veteran TV actor Naila Jaffri

WEB DESK - The Federal Government has reportedly offered financial help to the veteran TV actor Naila Jaffri, who is battling the last stages of cancer in Liaquat National Hospital. It has been reported that the veteran actress will be given Rs1 million. Meanwhile, the artist community and some philanthropists are also helping Naila Jafri.
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Football: Mata adds to Mourinho’s injury problems

MANCHESTER (AFP) - Manchester United s injury problems mounted on Friday as the club revealed Spanish midfielder Juan Mata would be out of action after undergoing a groin operation. The 28-year-old -- who appears to have gained United manager Jose Mourinho s trust after failing to do so when they were both at Chelsea -- will be out for an unspecified amount of time, the club said in a statement.
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Golf: Record-setting Kang seizes PGA Houston Open lead

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - South Korea s Kang Sung scorched the Tournament Course at the Golf Club of Houston on Friday, firing a nine-under par 63 for a record-setting second-round lead at the Houston Open. The 29-year-old, who entered the week ranked 202nd in the world, opened the second round one shot off the lead held by American Rickie Fowler. He produced seven birdies and an eagle at the par-five eighth hole, where he rolled in a 30-footer. Kang s 16-under total of 128 broke the 36-hole tournament record by a stroke. His six-stroke advantage heading into the weekend is the largest…
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Golf: Tiger Woods won’t play the Masters

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Tiger Woods announced Friday he had lost his battle to be fit for the Masters, saying he was "not tournament ready" for the first major of the year and did not have a timetable for his return. Woods, whose 14 major titles include four Masters green jackets, has not played since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic on February 3 with ongoing back spasms. He made his comeback in December after missing all of the 2015-16 season in the wake of back surgery. But his return has run aground, with the 41-year-old withdrawing from the Genesis Open…
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Tennis: Federer denies Kyrgios, will battle Nadal for Miami crown

MIAMI (AFP) - Roger Federer beat Australia s Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (11/9), 6-7 (9/11), 7-6 (7/5) on Friday to set up a mouth-watering Miami Open final against Rafael Nadal. Federer and Kyrgios produced an extraordinary range of shots in an enthralling, fiercely intense semi-final that kept a capacity crowd at Key Biscayne on the edge of their seats.
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Govt committed for promotion of sports: Riaz Pirzada

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada has said the government is committed for the promotion of sports in the country. He was addressing the opening ceremony of 4th National Tchoukball Championship for Men and Women 2017 at Liaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex in Islamabad. The Minister said the sports activities are underway in the country and people should come towards sports fields for encouraging our players. Tchoukball Championship for Men and Women 2017 will continue till Sunday. Men and women teams from all four provinces and Azad Jammu and Kashmir are participating in the Championship.
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