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Rakhi Sawant’s arrest warrant issued

(Web Desk) – Arrest warrant of Rakhi Sawant was issued on Monday by an Indian Punjab court after she failed to appear for hearing of a case against her over alleged derogatory remarks aimed at Ramayana author. Hearing of the case has been adjourned until April 10 while arrest warrant issued. She had allegedly passed derogatory remarks against Valmiki who authored Ramayana about the Hindu God, Lord Rama. Sawant has had a showbiz career peppered with controversies with many claiming that to be her claim to fame and way to remain relevant.
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Killer Charles Manson to feature in new TV show

CANNES, France: (AFP) - Notorious US killer Charles Manson is to feature in a new television reality show about the families of infamous criminals. "Sins of the Father" follows Manson s grandson Jason Freeman, a cage-fighter and oil rig worker as he struggles to come to terms with the stigma, production company Gil Formats told AFP. Freeman s own father, Charles Manson Junior, killed himself in 1993. "Am I doomed for life? Is there bad blood in me?" Jason asks in an excerpt from the new series being presented at the TV industry s top gathering, MIPTV, which runs  to Thursday in the…
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Fawad Khan replaced in Dhadkan sequel

MUMBAI (- Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan has been cut out from sequel of the 2000 hit film Dhadkan. Earlier reports of Indian media suggested that the ‘Khoobsurat’ actor was approached for the role of Dev, previously played by Suniel Shetty. Rumours were also there that Sooraj Pancholi and Shraddha Kapoor are in talks to play the role of Ram (Akhsay Kumar) and Anjali (Shilpa Shetty). However; now Fawad has been replaced by Indian model Rohit. Following the Uri attack in September last year, Indian Motion Picture Producers  Association (IMPPA) passed a resolution banning Pakistani talent from working in India. Fawad…
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Saba Qamar will not promote ‘Hindi Medium’ in India

MUMBAI– Pakistani actress Saba Qamar will not be a part of her Bollywood debut ‘Hindi Medium’ promotions. The actress is currently busy in the film’s shooting and is appearing opposite Irrfan Khan. Producer of the film Bhushan Kumar has confirmed the news that Saba will not promote the film in India. However; she will be part of the promotions in Pakistan where the film will be presented for exhibition. ‘Hindi Medium’ revolves around the lives of a middle-class couple settled in Chandni Chowk, Delhi. Saba plays Irrfan’s imposing and chirpy wife. The film is being directed by Saket Chaudhry who…
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Badminton: Malaysia’s ageing star Lee fired up for 2017

KUCHING (AFP) - After a phenomenal start this year, Malaysia s ageing badminton icon Lee Chong Wei said Monday he still has plenty of firepower as he aims for the elusive World Championship title in August. Lee, 34, the veteran world number one, captured the All-England Open last month with a trampling 21-12, 21-10 win over China s unseeded Shi Yuqi and is primed to defend his Malaysia Open title this week. "I am still keeping good fitness, good shape and good spirit, and I still have the fire to keep on playing," Lee told AFP. He had hinted of retiring after…
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Athletics: Kenyan star prepares ‘crazy’ sub-2 marathon bid

KAPTAGAT (AFP) - As dawn breaks over the foothills of the Rift Valley, Eliud Kipchoge s feet beat a steady rhythm along ochre trails and his mind is still, undaunted by a goal many think impossible. It is the next mythical barrier in running: smashing a sub-2 hour marathon. Kenya s Kipchoge is one of three elite runners chosen by American sportswear giant Nike to attempt to run the kilometres ( miles) distance in under two hours, combining the latest science on training, nutrition, psychology and sportswear. He, Ethiopia s former Boston marathon winner Lelisa Desisa and veteran Eritrean distance runner Zersenay Tadese…
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Tennis: Konta withdraws from Charleston WTA event

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Britain s Johanna Konta withdrew from this week s WTA Charleston event on Monday, citing a shoulder injury and illness which developed during her Miami Open victory. Konta, 25, who became the first British woman to win the Miami Open with victory over Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday, was the highest-ranked seed due to play in Charleston. "Charleston is a great tournament and I was really looking forward to taking part," Konta said in a statement. "I was battling a slight shoulder injury and sickness during Miami which has taken hold since the end of the tournament." With Konta…
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Tennis: Federer moves up rankings after Miami win

PARIS (AFP) - Swiss great Roger Federer has risen to fourth in the latest ATP rankings following his victory over Rafael Nadal in Sunday s Miami Open final. Roger Federer defeated long-standing rival Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 to win the Miami Open on Sunday and continue his outstanding start to the year. Since returning from his six month injury lay-off, the 35-year-old Federer has also won the Australian Open and Indian Wells and he heads into a self-imposed break before the French Open as, once again, the dominant presence on the ATP Tour. Federer has beaten Nadal in all of those…
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Aqeel Khan clinches DIG Aman Ullah Khan Tennis Tournament

PESHAWAR (APP) – Pakistan’s most Davis Cupper and No. 1 in ranking Aqeel Khan clinched the trophy of the 4th DIG Aman Ullah Khan Memorial Tennis Tournament played here at Tennis Courts of the Qayyum Sports Complex. President Pakistan Tennis Federation Salim Saifullah Khan was the chief guest on this occasion. President KP Tennis Association and famous plastic surgeon Dr. Tahir, Secretary Umar Ayaz, Organizing Secretary of the event and SVP known cardiologist Dr. Farhat Abbas, representatives of the Cell Lab Lahore, Brain Peshawar and Fermion Medicines, Director General Sports Junaid Khan, Director Operation Tariq Mehmood, veteran Tennis player Rahim…
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