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16 Bollywood movies banned in Pakistan since 2010

(Web Desk) - India-Pakistan tensions have led to strict censorship and even ban on screening certain movies across the border. 16 Bollywood movies have been banned in Pakistan due to either objectionable content or controversial topics. The latest movie to be banned in Pakistan was Bollywood action thriller ‘Naam Shabana’. The ban was placed movie was banned a day after its release. However, it was allowed for screening initially, but a theatre in Islamabad showed it without the mandatory cuts, leading to the ban. Naam Shabana stars Taapsee Pannu and Manoj Bajpayee in lead roles and was initially released in Pakistan…
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Fleetwood Mac members announce new album

NEW YORK (AFP) - Members of blues-rock powerhouse Fleetwood Mac on Tuesday announced a new album that will bring together all of the band s classic lineup -- except Stevie Nicks. Guitarist Lindsey Buckingham said the album would be the first by a duo of him and keyboardist Christine McVie, who rejoined Fleetwood Mac for a 2014-15 global tour after staying out of the spotlight for years. Entitled simply "Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie," the 10-track album will come out on June 9 followed by a US tour. The duo will release a first single, "In My World," on Friday. The duo in…
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Complaint filed against Navjot Singh Sidhu for cracking vulgar jokes in Kapil’s show

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) - The troubles of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ are likely to escalate as a complaint has now been filed against Navjot Singh Sidhu, a fellow member of the comedy show’s cast, for making inappropriate jokes. Arora, an advocate of Punjab and Haryana High Court. He had earlier filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in court against Sidhu in the same case.
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Saba Qamar hints at marriage plans in 2018

LAHORE– Actress Saba Qamar has hinted at her marriage plans in 2018. The actress says that she do not wishes for a life partner who is rich but the one who has a good character. Saba suggest that her present age is suitable for marriage but cannot provide a time frame. The actress told that she has seen the time of poverty but now the Almighty has blessed her with respect, fame and money. Saba asserted that if she had to leave showbiz after tying knot she will consider the decision but will give importance to her married life.
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Liquor case: Plea to acquit actress Atiqa Odho dismissed

RAWALPINDI  – A plea to acquit television actress Atiqa Odho in liquor recovery case was dismissed by the civil court. She was named in the case when former Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry took notice during 2011. The case was heard by civil judge Waqar Mansoor who dismissed Atiqa Odho’s plea in the alcohol case and summoned her on April 15. The actress has been directed by the court to appear and submit her statement. Previously, Atiqa Odho was caught with bottles of wine at Benazir International Airport of Islamabad during 2011 while she was flying to Karachi. Former…
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Sports

Athletics: End of the road for 50km Olympic walk?

PARIS (AFP) - Athletics  governing body meets in London this week to assess Russia s progress in stamping out doping and whether the 50km walk has come to the end of the Olympic road. Also at Wednesday and Thursday s meeting the IAAF wants to discuss ending the practice of African athletes switching allegiances. The stamina-sapping walking event has been on the Games menu since Los Angeles in 1932 but is suffering from dwindling viewer interest and allegations of doping, especially among Russian competitors, leaving the discipline vulnerable for the 2020 Tokyo Games. The 2016 Rio 50km walk winner, Russia s Sergey Kirdyapkin,…
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Tennis: Rain washes out play at ATP Houston tournament

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Rain washed out all matches scheduled Tuesday at the US Men s Clay Court Championship, the ATP tournament in Houston, Texas. Organizers said all remaining first-round singles matches would be completed on Wednesday. That incudes fifth-seeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco taking on South African veteran Kevin Anderson and sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez taking on Bjorn Fratangelo. First-round play got underway on Monday when 39-year-old German Tommy Haas out-lasted 19-year-old American Reilly Opelka 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-3. Haas booked a second-round meeting with top-seeded American Jack Sock. Defending champion Juan Monaco of Argentina was ousted on Monday, falling to German…
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Football: Dybala hits double as Juve stun Barcelona

TURIN (AFP) - Argentina forward Paulo Dybala scored a delightful first-half double to eclipse illustrious compatriot Lionel Messi as Juventus recorded a stunning 3-0 win over Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. Dybala netted twice before the midway point in the first half and Giorgio Chiellini added the third goal early in the second half in Turin to leave Juve in control of the tie ahead of next Wednesday s return at the Camp Nou. Having made history when they overturned a 4-0 first-leg deficit against Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 by winning the return 6-1,…
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National weightlifting championship to start from today

LAHORE (APP): The 62nd edition of the National Weightlifting Championship will be held here from Wednesday at Railways Stadium under the auspices of Pakistan Railways Sports Board. “Country’s top lifters will exhibit their prowess and lifting abilities during the two-day premier activity,” said Sports Officer, Pakistan Railways Sports Board, Rashid Mehmood Butt, while talking to APP on Tuesday. The participating teams are Wapda, Army, Police, Higher Education Commission, host Railways and all the four provinces. He said that the competition would help in further popularising weightlifting among the people, especially the youth which is taking keen interest in taking up…
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International

Corruption probes target nine Brazilian ministers

BRASILIA (AFP) - Brazil’s corruption crisis struck the heart of President Michel Temer’s government Tuesday with the opening of probes into up to nine ministers and scores of lawmakers. What Brazilian media called "the bomb" and even "the atomic bomb" landed when the Supreme Court authorized probes against 108 politicians in the already giant "Car Wash" investigation. They ranged from ministers to senior senators, at least four former presidents and Rio de Janeiro’s mayor during the Olympics. All are suspected of involvement in a massive embezzlement and bribery conspiracy that fleeced state oil company Petrobras and funneled dirty money into…
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