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Alka Yagnik is all praises for Ahsan Khan over Udaari

(Web Desk) – Revered Indian playback singer, Alka Yagnik has wished all the best to Ahsan Khan on Monday ahead of Lux Style Awards 2017 for his path-breaking role in Udaari for which he is nominated in Best TV Actor category. In a video posted on Instagram, Yagnik said that it is unbelievable that an actor who has played charming, lover boy roles has brilliantly performed this anti-hero character. “You have done it so incredibly, so beautifully. It’s not that I’m the only one saying it, all my friends feel the same way,” Yagnik said. “I believe you are nominated…
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Janet Jackson, husband split months after baby: reports

NEW YORK (AFP) - Pop superstar Janet Jackson has split from her husband, the Qatari tycoon Wissam Al Mana, just months after they had a baby, reports said Monday. Several celebrity news sites, quoting unnamed sources, said that the 50-year-old younger sister of late King of Pop Michael Jackson had separated from Al Mana, her third husband. Jackson has kept a low profile before and after giving birth in January to son Eissa, her first child. She had repeatedly postponed dates on her "Unbreakable" world tour before stunning fans in April by announcing the late-age pregnancy. A representative for Jackson…
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Composer Du Yun wins Pulitzer for trafficking opera

NEW YORK (AFP) - Chinese-born composer Du Yun won the Pulitzer Prize for music on Monday for "Angel s Bone," an experimental opera that explores the psychology behind human trafficking. The one-act opera, which premiered last year at New York s Prototype festival, takes place in a non-descript American suburb but is filled with spiritual symbolism. "Mr. and Mrs. ," riven by marital strife and financial problems, enslave and victimize a pair of angels who stumble upon the property. The music reinforces the unsettling plot with a loud electronic beat set to a chamber orchestra and choir. At the premiere, one of…
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Pakistan bans Indian movie ‘Naam Shabana’

ISLAMABAD  - Pakistan has banned the screening of Bollywood action thriller ‘Naam Shabana’ over ‘objectionable content related to terrorism’. The movie was banned a day after its release. It was allowed for screening initially, but a theatre in Islamabad showed it without the mandatory cuts, leading to the ban. "It prompted the censor board to ban the screening of the movie," an official said. Some of the scenes related to terrorism were not fit enough to be shown, he added. Censor board officials were hesitant to screen the movie however; the local distributor Ever Ready Pictures convinced them to allow…
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My experience of working in ‘Hindi Medium’ was great, says Saba Qamar

LAHORE  – Making her Bollywood debut from ‘Hindi Medium’, Saba Qamar calls on Pakistan and India to put an end to their conflicts and enmity. While talking to a British newspaper, Saba asserted that her experience of working in ‘Hindi Medium’ was great and many people have praised and congratulated her on the movie. When asked whether she will visit India for her film’s promotion, Saba said that it is impossible as the relations between both the countries are at a deteriorating level. However; she said that she will go there when the relations will clam down. On her future…
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Sports

Football: Wretched Arsenal hit new low as Palace run riot

LONDON (AFP) - Arsene Wenger s wretched season hit a new low as Arsenal crashed to a humiliating 3-0 defeat at lowly Crystal Palace that leaves their top four bid in tatters. Wenger has been under siege in recent weeks as angry Arsenal fans demanded his resignation and the calls for the Gunners boss to quit will grow even louder after one of the most chastening defeats of his 21-year reign. Needing a victory to keep pace with their rivals in the race for Champions League qualification, spineless Arsenal showed none of the required poise and passion as they crumbled on…
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Tennis: Age no object as Haas downs Opelka in Houston

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Experience trumped youth Monday as 39-year-old Tommy Haas defeated 19-year-old Reilly Opelka 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-3 in the first round of the ATP clay court tournament in Houston, Texas. "It’s nice to win these matches, especially against the young guys who are going to be around for a long time," said Germany’s Haas, a former world number two who is now semi-retired from the tour. "The nerves when you’re trying to win a match are something you can’t practice. You can run all day on the treadmill, be in the gym a lot, but you can’t…
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Federer, Murray play tennis on floating court

ZURICH (– The 18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and the world number one Andy Murray played tennis on a boat at Limmat River to commence proceedings of the ‘Match for Africa 3’. The purpose of this promotional campaign was to raise funds for Roger Federer Foundation that supports kids in Switzerland and South Africa to have an education. Roger Federer helps kids from Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Switzerland. Both stars featured in a three-set tennis match afterwards at Hallenstadion. Federer and Murray also had a photoshoot near the Limmat River and met the Zurich Mayor…
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WWE: Brock Lesnar tops list of highest paid wrestlers in 2016

STAMFORD (Web Desk) - Former UFC and current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar remained the highest paid wrestler in WWE last year according to figures given by Forbes. As per details, the WWE Universal Champion earned $12 million in 2016 despite making fewer appearances in the ring as compared to other stars. He hardly featured on a few dozen dates across the calendar year, but was still able to top the charts of highest earners. John Cena was second in the list who earned $8 million. Triple H netted $ million in 2016 followed by Roman Reigns who pocketed $…
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International

First ‘Silk Road’ train from Britain leaves for China

STANFORD-LE-HOPE, United Kingdom (AFP) - The first-ever freight train from Britain to China, laden with whisky, soft drinks and baby products, started its mammoth journey on Monday along a modern-day "Silk Road" trade route. The 32-container train, around 600 metres (yards) long, left from the vast London Gateway container port on the River Thames estuary, bound for Yiwu on the Chinese east coast. It was seen off on its 18-day, 12,000-kilometre (7,500-mile) journey with a string quartet, British and Chinese flags, and speeches voicing hope that it will cement a new golden age of trade between the two countries as…
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