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  2. BOGOTA: A boat carrying some 150 tourists on a reservoir in Colombia went down late Sunday night, the air force said. A statement from the air force said it was not immediately clear if the vessel capsized or sank in the Peñol-Guatapé Reservoir in the north-western tourist town of Guatapé. An air force helicopter is on its way, the statement added. The four-deck ship called Almirante went down Sunday afternoon. The reservoir is 68 kilometres from the city of Medellin and one of Antioquia department's main tourist draws. A video circulating on social media shows the ship going down and dozens of other vessels approaching it to try to rescue people. "The situation looks serious," said an official with the Antioquia government. Rescued people are being sent to the local hospital in Guatape, the official added. The town fills with tourists on long weekends like this one, since Monday is a holiday in Colombia. According to Official Colombia Travel & Tourism's website, the Peñol-Guatapé reservoir is a dam built in the late 1970s that can store water between May and November for use in the summer. Travellers can find a reflecting pool here to fish and ride jet skis and boats. Medellin's mayor Federico Gutierrez said he is sending a team led by a firefighting crew captain and five scuba divers. It is not clear at the moment if "there were any casualties, or where the tourists are from", BBC said. However, the publication added that a rescue operation is currently underway.
  3. England's Dawid Malan plays a shot during the third Twenty20 (T20) international cricket match. ? AFP CARDIFF: Debutant Dawid Malan's hard-hitting 78 helped England to a 19-run victory over South Africa in Cardiff on Sunday to secure a 2-1 series win. The 29-year-old left-hander Malan, who was born in London and brought up in South Africa, blasted 78 from 44 balls, including 12 fours and two sixes as England, whose captain Eoin Morgan was rested, made 181 for eight. South Africa were never really in the run chase, especially after captain AB de Villiers was caught in the deep by Alex Hales off the spin of Mason Crane for 35, leaving his team at 82 for four. They eventually fell short on 162 for seven. Chris Jordan picked up three wickets for England who will be delighted to have won the series while also blooding some new talent.
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  5. LEICESTER, England: South Africa defeated Pakistan by three wickets in the Women World Cup match played in Leicester on Sunday. Pakistan scored 206 runs for eight in the first innings. The South African side achieved required target in 49 overs at a loss of seven wickets. Laura Wolvaardt scored 52 runs, while Lizelle Lee hit 60 to steer South Africa to victory. Pakistan's Sadia Yousuf took two wickets.
  6. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said all challenges will be overcome by staying united and steadfast as a nation, while wishing the country on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). "Pak Army stands shoulder to shoulder with victims of terrorism and fire," the ISPR quoted the army chief as saying. The statement added that General Bajwa shares the "grief of fellow Pakistanis on Eid". Earlier today, at least 152 people were burnt to death and scores injured after an oil tanker caught fire in Bahawalpur's Ahmedpur East town. More than 117 people were injured in the incident. Dozens of people were killed on June 23 when bombs exploded in Quetta and Parachinar. In a separate gun attack, four policemen were martyred in Karachi on the same day.
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  8. Chinese workers at Gwadar port. -AFP ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has deployed a 15,000-strong military force to protect Chinese nationals working on energy and infrastructure projects in the country, the president said Sunday, after the abduction of a Chinese couple raised safety concerns. President Mamnoon Hussain told visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Islamabad that the protection of Chinese citizens working in Pakistan was the "top priority" of the government, according to a statement issued by the presidency. Beijing is investing around $50 billion in its South Asian neighbour as part of a plan unveiled in 2015 to link its far-western Xinjiang region to Gwadar port in Balochistan with a series of infrastructure, power and transport upgrades. But fears over safety arose last month when two Chinese workers were abducted in Quetta, the capital of the southwestern Balochistan province, which is at the heart of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project but racked by separatist and militancy. Authorities were going to all possible efforts to arrest those responsible for kidnapping, Hussain said. Pakistan has been battling militancy and insurgencies in Balochistan since 2004, with hundreds of soldiers martyred and militants killed in the fighting.
  9. PESHAWAR: Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt reached Parachinar on Sunday and assured the families of the martyrs and local tribes that those responsible behind the attack would be traced as the death toll reached 72. The corps commander addressed the local Jirga and emphasized that the role and participation of locals in support of security forces is vital in bringing back normalcy in Parachinar, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). LT Gen Butt also visited the injured and offered prayers for the martyrs. The back-to-back explosions occurred as people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid in the Turi Bazaar area, close to a crowded bus terminal in Parachinar, Kurram Agency. The second explosion took place as people rushed to provide aid and rescue the wounded from the first explosion.
  10. PESHAWAR: A bomb resembling a toy killed at least six children Sunday in Speenmark village in the South Waziristan, officials said. The bomb exploded while the children were playing with it in the tribal district. "Six children aged between six to 12 years, all boys, were killed by a toy bomb and two others wounded critically," a local government official told AFP on condition of anonymity. Another local security official confirmed the incident and casualties. The origin of the bomb was unclear. Dozens of children, mostly in north-west Pakistan, have lost their lives in the past when playing with "toys" that turned out to be explosive devices. South Waziristan is also one of the seven tribal areas, where the army has for more than a decade been battling militants linked to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. Pakistan army launched an operation in June 2014 in neighbouring North Waziristan to wipe out terrorist bases in the tribal areas and end an insurgency that has cost thousands of civilian lives since 2004. As a result, security has improved.
  11. President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dismissed calls for Turkey to close a military base in Qatar and said a wider list of demands issued by four Arab states was an unlawful intervention against the Gulf emirate's sovereignty. In his strongest statement of support for Qatar in the nearly three-week-old crisis centred on the Gulf state, Erdogan said the call to withdraw Turkish forces was disrespectful and that Doha ? which described the demands as unreasonable ? was taking the right approach. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain imposed a boycott on June 5 on Qatar and issued 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television, curbing relations with Iran, shutting the Turkish base and paying reparations. Doha said it was reviewing the list, but said it was not reasonable or actionable. "We approve and appreciate the attitude of Qatar against the list of 13 demands," Erdogan, speaking outside a mosque in Istanbul, said. "...This approach of 13 demands is against international law because you cannot attack or intervene in the sovereignty of a country." The demands are apparently aimed at dismantling Qatar's interventionist foreign policy which has incensed conservative Arab peers over its alleged support for Islamists they regard as threats to their dynastic rule. Both Qatar and Turkey, whose ruling AK Party has its roots in Islamist politics, backed a Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt before it was overthrown in 2013. The Arab states have demanded Qatar cut any links to the Brotherhood and other groups they deem to be terrorist, ideological or sectarian. Bahrain's state news agency on Sunday confirmed the demands set out by un-named Gulf officials on Friday, including that Qatar close the Turkish base, end military cooperation with Ankara inside Qatar and stop supporting militant groups. "The demands aim to achieve regional countries' stability, stand firmly against foreign interference and stop support for terrorist organizations," it said. 'No pullout' Turkey, the most powerful regional country to stand by Qatar, has sent 100 cargo planes with supplies since its neighbors cut air and sea links. It has also rushed through legislation to send more troops to its base in Doha. Two contingents of Turkish troops with columns of armored vehicles have arrived since the crisis erupted on June 5, and Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday that further reinforcements would be beneficial. "The strengthening of the Turkish base would be a positive step in terms of the Gulf's security," he said. "Re-evaluating the base agreement with Qatar is not on our agenda." Hurriyet newspaper said last week a joint exercise by Turkish and Qatari forces was expected following the Eid ul-Fitr holiday which started on Sunday, and the number of Turkish soldiers sent to the Gulf state could eventually reach 1,000. An air force contingent was also envisaged, it said. Erdogan said Turkey had also offered to establish a military base in Saudi Arabia, but never received a clear answer. "If Saudi Arabia wants us to have base there, a step toward this also can be taken," he told reporters. "I made this offer to the king himself and they said they will consider this." "They did not come back to us since that day and even though they still didn't come back to us on this, asking Turkey to pull back its troops (from Qatar) is disrespectful against Turkey". Speaking outside the Istanbul mosque after prayers marking the Muslim Eid ul-Fitr holiday, Erdogan said he would continue his planned program despite feeling briefly unwell. "I had a little condition about my blood pressure, related to my diabetes," he said.
  12. LONDON: At least six people were injured on Sunday after a car mounted a pavement outside a sports center in the northern English city of Newcastle, but the incident is not believed to be terrorism-related, police said on Sunday. Local media said hundreds of people were celebrating Eid, which marks the end of Islam's holy month of Ramadan, at the sports center and that two children were among the casualties. "On Sunday June 25, at approximately 9:14 a.m. Northumbria Police received reports that a vehicle had collided with pedestrians outside of Westgate Sports Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne," the police said in a statement. "Police enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly what happened but, at this time, it is not believed to be a terror incident." Police said a 42-year-old woman had been detained and was in custody.
  13. Photo: File Pakistan welcomed the creation of the new UN Counter-Terrorism Office and congratulated Russia on the appointment of veteran Russian diplomat Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov as the Under-Secretary-General for the newly established office on Sunday. Speaking at a meeting of the Advisory Board of the UN?s Counter-Terrorism Center, Pakistan?s Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said she hoped the new office will bring better coordination and coherence across the UN system on counterterrorism, according to a press release issued by the Pakistan Mission to the UN. Pakistan expects the new office to also play an important role to improve coordination in counter-terrorism related capacity building assistance to the member states, at their request, as well as in the balanced implementation of the UN?s Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy across its four pillars, Lodhi added. She said Pakistan looks forward to working closely with the newly established office and will provide all possible assistance to the new Under-Secretary-General in the implementation of the mandate provided to him by the General Assembly. The new UN Office of Counter Terrorism (OCT), was established following the adoption by the General Assembly of a resolution by consensus on June 15, 2017. Its creation represents the first major reform of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to be implemented since his assumption of office. On June 21, 2017, the Secretary General appointed Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov, the Russian Ambassador in Vienna, as the Under-Secretary-General to lead the OCT. Pakistan is a member of the Advisory Board of the UN?s Counter-Terrorism Center, whose recent meeting reviewed the UN body?s work. In her remarks, Ambassador Lodhi emphasised that the need for the UNCCT to develop a greater understanding of various terrorist movements, their specific motivations, objectives, organisations and modus operandi. ?We cannot build an effective response without such understanding.? The Pakistani envoy appreciated the UNCCT?s work and stated that it had played an important role in developing programmes and projects for enhancing capacity and capabilities of the member states to respond to the growing threat of terrorism at global, regional and national level. She told the participants of the meeting that since its inception the UNCCT had come a long way, and had worked to create synergies within the UN bodies by adopting an ?all of the UN? approach. The UNCCT?s wide-ranging programmes including border security and management, assistance to member states in terrorist designations and assets freezing, youth empowerment initiatives and various other programs have helped build the technical capacity of Member States in combating terrorism. Going forward, she said, it is also important that the UNCCT?s projects and programmes keep pace with the rapidly evolving and multi-faceted threat posed by terrorist and extremist ideologies. In this regard, it is important that member states are encouraged to take the initiative in identifying their specific needs, which could then be addressed by the UNCCT through close coordination and consultation with the respective states. Apart from Pakistan, the members of the Advisory Board include Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, US, and the EU (as guest member).
  14. KOHLU: Security forces foiled a terror plot in Kohlu district of Balochistan on Sunday as part of the ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, Geo News reported. Intelligence agencies and levies personnel conducted an operation in tehsil Kahan of Kohlu district, according to security sources. In the operation, they seized a huge amount of explosives material including mines and weapon. Recovered weapons include a machine gun with 170 rounds, 75 mortar bombs, 14 mortar fuses, 11 anti-tanks mines, six anti-tank fuses, 1,328 rounds of light machine gun, and a satellite phone, said the security sources. Ammunition recovered in Lahore In another operation, about 47,500 bullets were recovered from a vehicle in Lahore?s Shera Kot on Sunday. Two suspects, identified as Noor Jan and Anwar Shah, were also arrested. The suspects were travelling to Lahore from Peshawar, according to the police. The police stopped the ?suspicious? vehicle at a checkpoint and recovered bullets of pistol and 9mm from it. A case has been registered and further investigation is under way.
  15. LONDON: The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday cut short his visit to Britain to return home today. The PM expressed remorse over the loss of precious lives after an oil tanker caught fire and subsequently exploded in Bahawalpur's Ahmedpur East town on Sunday morning to claim 148 lives. 142 burnt to death as oil tanker catches fire in Bahawalpur Scores injured in fire that broke out after oil tanker overturned and crowds rushed to collect fuel Earlier in the day, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry said that the country was bleeding while the PM was enjoying holidays in London. The PTI leader was speaking to media, where he criticised the PM for being absent in the wake of back-to-back tragedies that have hit the country within a short time. PM vacationing in London while Pakistan bleeding: Fawad Chaudhry The PTI leader was speaking to media, where he highly criticised the PM for being absent in wake of back-to-back tragedies While talking to members of the press after offering Eid prayers in a mosque in central London, the premier said the National Action Plan had significantly reduced the incidents of terrorism in the country. ?[Peace and stability] conditions in Pakistan are steadily improving,? the PM said. He added that he met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and both leaders mutually agreed on a few matters. ?We are working to make our relations with Afghanistan better,? the prime minister said.
  16. ISLAMABAD: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday that Pakistan has the capability to bring stability to the region, adding that in order to put that thought to fruition a meeting should be held of Pakistan, China and Afghanistan. The Chinese Foreign Minister is currently on a visit to Pakistan, during which he met President Mamnoon Hussain and made the above-mentioned statements. The Chinese FM further said that the future of Pak-China friendship?s future is outstanding. Later in the day, the Chinese FM along with Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz gave a joint press briefing, after holding a meeting at the PM House. Sartaj Aziz said that Pakistan and China see eye to eye when it comes to the balance of power in Pakistan. Peace in Afghanistan is in favour of Pakistan, said Sartaj Aziz, adding that it was agreed to increase cooperation among China, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi on Saturday arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit to discuss the bilateral ties.
  17. Bollywood Beauty Kangana Ranaut once again, opened up on nepotism while taking a dig at Karan Johar. The Queen actress who is quite famous for her blunt and bold style said that her much-talked about the debate with Karan Johar on nepotism did not affect her at all. During a recent interview with Anupam Kher, on his show, The Revolver Rani star said that she felt KJo's blog on nepotism was "more of a brainwash than being objective." "Honestly, the debate did not affect me at all. I am quite self-sufficient at this point of time in my life as I have also launched my own production house. I want to propagate my story and there should be nothing wrong about it. When Karan Johar posted a blog on nepotism, I felt it was more of a brainwash than being objective," she said. In one of the episodes of the last season of 'Koffee with Karan,' Kangana accused the filmmaker of favouring star kids. Karan Johar who at that moment took it sportingly on the show, later confessed that he was offended by Kangana's remark. As a result, a blog 'In Defence Of My Nepotism,' was published. Karan Johar also tweeted, "Dear Nepotism...can you pave the way for skepticism and cynicism....both these words also want to be famous!!!!" Kangana, during the interview, said that the 'privileged' star kids effortlessly get audience and critics from the very beginning of their career, whereas, it takes a lifetime for an outsider to reach that starting point. Kangana said, "Do these Bollywood kids know that it takes almost 10 years to build an audience and to get a critic. These star kids already start from a point where they have everything and they are not aware of the fact that for an outsider, it can take his entire lifetime to reach the starting point." "I got one critic after struggling for 10 years and no one cared whether I was alive or dead prior to me becoming a star. One has to earn their critics, so you are privileged, let me put this way and yes, it is not your fault. But at the same time, it is a democracy and we cannot let the society be segregated in this extreme manner and we have to make sure everyone is given the equal opportunities." she added.
  18. ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali announced that load shedding will not be held during the three-day Eid-ul-Fitr holidays, from June 26 to June 28. ?We want to spread happiness by ensuring uninterrupted supply of power to the people,? he added. He said that the government has created a record of producing 19, 252 Megawatt of electricity, we have additional power to provide now. In the next six to eight months, electricity production will reach 25,000 MW. Load shedding continues in Karachi On the other hand, the government failed to live up to its promises as load shedding continues during the last days of Ramazan in Karachi. In many parts of the city such as Golimar, Kemari, Moosa Colony, Liaquatabad CI area, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, Landhi, Ibrahim Hyderi, North Karachi, Orangi Town, Mauripur, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Lyari, New Karachi and Surjani Town electricity remained suspended early Sunday morning during Sehri time.
  19. A Palestinian man dressed in a bear outfit plays with a girl near the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem. Photo: AFP Indonesian Muslim youth wait outside their home to greet friends and neighbours during Eid-ul-Fitr in a neighbourhood in Tangerang, in the suburbs of Jakarta. Photo: AFP A Palestinian girl takes a selfie during a Eid-ul-Fitr prayer gathering in Gaza city on June 25, 2017. Photo: AFP Palestinian boys hold balloons as Muslims gather for the morning Eid-ul-Fitr prayer near the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem. Photo: AFP Libyan men take photos as Muslim worshippers gather at the Martyrs´ Square in the capital Tripoli to perform Eid-ul-Fitr prayers on June 25, 2017 to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramazan. Photo: AFP Muslim women take pictures of themselves before Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on June 25, 2017. Photo: AFP Kyrgyz Muslims pray in central Bishkek on June 25, 2017, during celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitr marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramazan. Photo: AFP Palestinian Muslims attend the Eid-ul-Fitr prayer in open area in Gaza city on June 25, 2017. Photo: AFP A group of women pose for a picture, before the start of Eid-ul-Fitr prayers, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramazan at Luneta Park in Metro Manila, Philippines. Photo: REUTERS Libyan Muslim worshippers greet each other as they gather at the Martyrs´ Square in the capital Tripoli to perform Eid-ul-Fitr prayers on June 25, 2017. Photo: AFP Residents, who fled the conflict in Marawi, greet each other after attending Eid-ul-Fitr prayers on the grounds of the city hall in Iligan City on the southern island of Mindanao in Philippines. Photo: AFP A Palestinian woman holds balloons as Muslims gather for Eid-ul-Fitr prayer near the Dome of Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem. Photo: AFP Muslim worshippers perform Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at the Blue mosque (Sultanahmet) on June 25, 2017 in Istanbul. Photo: AFP An imam delivers a sermon during an Eid-ul-Fitr prayer on the grounds of the city hall in Iligan City on the southern island of Mindanao. Photo: REUTERS A boy looks on amongst Muslims praying during Eid-ul-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramazan in Singapore. Photo: REUTERS Young Kosovo Muslims attend the Eid-ul-Fitr prayer near the Sulltan Mehmet Fatih mosque in Pristina on June 25, 2017. Photo: AFP Afghans greet each other outside the Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, on the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr. Photo: REUTERS
  20. Australia said on Sunday it will push for greater powers to tackle the use of encrypted messaging services used by terrorists and criminals at an upcoming meeting of ministers from the "Five Eyes" intelligence network. The United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, will meet in the Canadian city of Ottawa next week, where they will discuss tactics to combat terrorism and border protection, two senior Australian ministers said. Australia has made it clear it wants tech companies to do much more to give intelligence and law enforcement agencies access to encrypted communications. ?I will raise the need to address ongoing challenges posed by terrorists and criminals using encryption,? Australian Attorney-General Senator Brandis said in a joint statement. ?These discussions will focus on the need to cooperate with service providers to ensure reasonable assistance is provided to law enforcement and security agencies.? Tech firms such as Apple and Facebook, which owns encrypted messaging service WhatsApp, have been criticized in the United Kingdom and the United States for not doing enough to crackdown on so-called dark spaces where extremists can communicate. Industry involvement in thwarting the encryption of terrorist messaging will be a priority for Australia at the gathering, Senator Brandis said.
  21. While the men's team failed to lift the ICC Champions Trophy, the Indian women's cricket team kick-started their 2017 World Cup campaign with an astounding win over England at County Ground in Derby. While India secured a comprehensive 35-run victory, it was skipper Mithali Raj who eteched her name in the history books with yet another personal feat. Put in to bat, the Indian team got off to a brilliant start with both the openers Punam Raut (86) and Smriti Mandhana (90) providing a 144-run stand to their side. Their partnership was eventually broken by Heather Knight who got Mandhana out caught by Danielle Hazell in the 27th over. While England would've fancied a comeback after Mandhana's dismissal, they were soon left bearing the brunt of Mithali's blazing willow. The Indian captain slammed a 73-ball 71 including eight boundaries to keep the scoreboard ticking for her side. A seventh consecutive fifty for the @BCCIWomen skipper, Mithali Raj! 🇮🇳 ➡️ #ENGvIND #WWC17 — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 24, 2017 It was Mithali's seventh consecutive half-century, bettering the likes of Lindsay Reeler (Australia), Ellyse Perry (Australia) and Charlotte Edwards (England), all of whom slammed six back-to-back fifties each in the past. In her last seven ODIs including this one against England, Mithali has scored - 71 vs England, 62* vs South Africa, 54 vs South Africa, 51* vs South Africa, 73* vs Bangladesh, 64 vs South Africa and 70* vs Sri Lanka. Also, this is Mithali's 47 ODI fifty, which is also the highest in women's cricket history. Meanwhile, the India skipper is also just 148 runs away from becoming the first women's cricketer ever to slam 6000 ODI runs. Superb batting performance by the @BCCIWomen's team! Keep it up @SmritiMandhana, Poonam Raut and @RajMithali — sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 24, 2017 Thanks to her blitz alongside the fifties from Mandhana and Raut, India managed to post a competitve total of 281 runs at the loss of just three wickets in 50 overs. In reply, England fell short by 35 runs before being bowled out in 47.3 overs. Fran Wilson (81) and Heather Knight (46) tried to get England's chase on track, but both of them got run-out thanks to some brlliance in the field by India. With figures of 3-47, off-spinner Deepti Sharma turned out to be the most effective bowler for India. Seamer Shikha Pandey, too, impressed with her tally of two wickets at the expense of 35 runs. Captain #MithaliRaj posts a record seventh consecutive half-century in ODIs - India 235/2 #WWC17 #ENGvIND Follow - — BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) June 24, 2017 The Indian team will now take on West Indies in their second group game at the County Ground in Taunton on 29 June.
  22. Eid is a great time to kick back, grab some popcorn and cozy up to a movie, of course once done with family outings. There are plenty of big budget projects, with star-studded casts, coming to a theatre near you from Hollywood and our very own Lollywood, this holiday. If you are headed to the theatres and aren?t sure what to watch, we?ve got your back. Here is a list of all the movies releasing on Eid: Yalghaar Based on true events, Yalghaar follows the lives of four young soldiers of the Pakistan army as they mount an assault against militants in the Piochar area of Swat. Starring: Shaan Shahid Humayun Saeed Adnan Siddiqui Ayesha Omer Sana Bucha Transformers: The Last Knight The war between humans and gigantic robots continues in this new saga. The Last Knight is the fifth instalment of the Transformers film series. Starring: Mark Wahlberg Anthony Hopkins Laura Haddock Pirates of the Caribbean 5 The carefree, swashbuckling Jack Sparrow returns this summer to face off against his oldest nemesis, Capt. Salazar. Starring: Johnny Depp Javier Bardem Geoffrey Rush Orlando Bloom Keira Knightley Despicable Me 3 The lovable Gru, an unsuccessful criminal turned father, meets his twin brother Dru in the third installment of the 3D computer-animated comedy film. Starring: Steve Carell Kristen Wiig Jenny Slate Mehrunisa V Lub U One of the most anticipated Lollywood flicks of the season is Yasir Nawaz?s upcoming romantic drama, which will hit screens during Eid holidays. Starring: Danish Taimoor Sana Javed Javed Sheikh *Information provided by Super Cinema and Cinestar.
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  24. Our lavish international airport has won many awards and accolades world wide and why not, it's worth every praise that comes its way. © YouTube Since two is better than one, the proposal for another airport has been cleared by the civil avaiation ministry. This one will be constructed in Greater Noida. We have granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar (Greater Noida) to cater to the growing flying requirements of NCR. — Ashok Gajapathi Raju (@Ashok_Gajapathi) June 24, 2017 The air traffic is ever increasing and since it is the capital city and an extremely busy port, a need for a new airport has become necessary. The Noida International Airport is being aimed to cater to around 30-50 million passengers per year (MPPA). The airport will be 72 kms away from the Indira Gandhi International Airport and will initially have one runway spanned across 3,000 hectare (7,400 acre). © YouTube This is another feather added to the currently blooming, shining cap of Indian tourism. A new airport means that we will be able to cater to more tourists and a better channel for travelling will be in place.
  25. When it comes to Shah Rukh Khan, everything we say is less. The man literally redefined the meaning of romance and there is no one who can replace him. In 1992 when he made his debut, little did we know that one day he would rule millions of heart. From that dimpled smile to his charm, there is nothing that doesn't flatter us. He started his journey with 'Deewana' and soon took over the industry becoming its ‘badshah'. He changed the face of Hindi cinema forever, creating films that every generation has loved. (c) Giphy It's not just his acting but the way he says those dialogues that make us skip a beat. We bet there is no soul on earth who hasn't used his lines once in their lifetime. Today, King Khan completes 25 years in Bollywood and we still look forward to watching him on the silver screen because Indian films will never be same without him. Here are 12 of his best dialogues that we can never get tired of hearing! Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Shah Rukh tum nahi samjhoge We won't forget you SRK.........Jab Tak Hai Jaan.......... Jab Tak Hai Jaan........ Jab Tak Hai Jaan A movie that made tons of girls want a lover like Rahul When he made us believe in our dreams When whole India rooted for our girls hockey team with coach Kabir Khan Who can stand and flair in front of Amitabh Bachchan? Just one man-- the King of Bollywood Because just one isn't enough If only lovers like Veer really existed! He taught us “Ek tarfa pyar ki taqat” The dialogue that gave everyone goosebumps........Kkkkkkiiiirannnn Aree o Deva.....a love story that made us shed tears Life lessons from SRK Baazigar Tu Baazigar One of those actors who can pull any character flawlessly
  26. When you have someone as crazy as Venom as your protagonist, it only makes sense to get someone even crazier to be the antagonist, right? Well, that's Carnage for you. He's sort of like Venom, but much worse. Pinterest/Javier Perez The only previous outing for Venom on the big screen was in the forgettable Spider-man 3 which came out in 2007. While Topher Grace is in no way a bad actor, there were too many problems in that movie and we're counting on Tom Hardy to right all the wrongs. And when you have someone as formidable as Tom Hardy playing Venom you can only imagine how crazy the actor you get for Carnage would have to be. Leave your picks in the comments. Worked on Tom Hardy as Venom with @comicbook today, personally I love the casting because I love tom :D — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) May 20, 2017 While there is no news yet of whether Tom Holland will be making an appearance in this movie or not (Sony and Marvel need to get their shit together!) we now know that Carnage will be in the movie as confirmed by Hollywood Reporter. Pinterest/Nerd Network Carnage is easily one of Spider-man's most formidable foes and it won't be right if Venom puts him down singlehandedly. That's why we believe Spider-man should make an appearance here. Or at least some other superheroes should. 'Venom' is set for a big screen release on the 5th of October 2018 while 'Spiderman: Homecoming' will be in theatres on the 7th of July 2017. Keep an eye out for any mentions of Venom or Carnage in there. Before you go we take you back to these three instances when Carnage (Cletus Kasady) redefined the meaning of the term psychopath: #1 He murdered his own dog using an electric drill Marvel Comics #2 He pushed his own grandmother down the stairs Marvel Comics #3 He went on a killing rampage just to attract Spider-man Marvel Comics
  27. While he might not have led Team India to the coveted ICC Champions Trophy final victory, but Virat Kohli continues to remain the country's prized possession in the game of cricket. His popularity knows no bounds and the Indian batting sensation enjoys a fan-following like no other in modern era of the sport. And, on Sunday, the 28-year-old's popularity reached a new height as he became the second most-followed Indian celebrity on Facebook with more than 35 million fans, overtaking Bollywood star Salman Khan by more than 6,00,000 followers. Earlier this year in April, Kohli had also become the most-liked cricketer on Facebook as well as Instagram. He is now ahead of some of the most-popular celebrities including Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. The latest list of top Facebook celebrities also includes Sachin Tendulkar on the sixth spot with 28,53,64,42 fans. The Indian cricket captain enjoys 3,57,25,719 fans on Facebook, 16 million followers on Twitter, 14 million on Instagram to become the most famous cricketer around the world. Out of the 35 million plus fans on Facebook, 83 per cent are Indians, followed by 5% from Bangladesh. Kohli seems to have a strong fan base in arch-rivals Pakistan as well with over a lakh fans. His last two posts on Facebook garnered an engagement to the tune of over 7 million. On June 21, the cricket star changed his profile picture which fetched him 732 thousand likes, 2,070 shares and around 10 thousand comments from fans across the world. Prior to that, Kohli's photograph of congratulating the Pakistani team on winning their maiden Champions Trophy title was also a big success in terms of engagment. The post captioned: “What a great Tournament. Indian Cricket Team played their hearts out but the Pakistan Cricket Team came out on top in the #CT17 Final. Congratulations to them on winning the ICC Champions Trophy 2017” crossed 896 thousand likes and 15,603 shares. In the last six months, his fan base increased from 33 million to almost 36 million. Such has been his popularity that he is now only behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the list of Indians with most number of followers on Facebook. And, despite the recent controversy related to former Indian coach Anil Kumble, it appears that the fans are still backing the Indian captain who is currently busy leading his side against West Indies in the limited-overs series.
  28. Bollywood actor Salman Khan has always been making headlines whether it's about hit and run case or his alleged link-ups. The Dabangg actor who allegedly had an affair with Aishwarya Rai in the past has always maintained his silence whenever he is asked about getting married or in love. When Sallu Bhai was asked about the concept of marriage during an interview with an Indian magazine, he said, "Now, say if someone comes and asks me something straight up, like this whole marriage shit. They're really not interested, you know that. They just want to publish that marriage thingy. That pisses me off. For me, I think marriage is a waste of money!" Salman also revealed that he doesn't believe in love and it's just about the word 'need'. The Big Boss host further said "I don't believe in love at all. I don't think there's any reason for the word 'love' to exist. The word is 'need'. It depends on whose need is more. Or who you might need at some point. But she may not need you at all. This can also turn the other way round when you don't need her sometimes. So, basically, the need has got to be equal at all times. Which may or may not happen." Adding more to it, he said, "Then there is companionship, habit - that you've been together for so long - emotional connect, or the fact that both of you have flaws but you're aware of the larger picture, and that you're happy together. But 'love' is, essentially, need." If rumours are to be believed, Salman Khan is currently dating Romanian model Iulia Vantur and is often spotted with her at public events.
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