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  1. ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN: Pakistan Saturday took off with a flying start winning a gold, a silver and four bronze medals on the opening day of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, which are formally to be kicked off Sunday with over 6,000 athletes from 65 Asian countries taking part in 21 different disciplines. Pakistan's Shahzeb Nawaz and Muhammad Rafique in the men?s duo show final upset Thailand witnessed by a jamp-packed indoor complex. The duo earlier upset Turkmenistan's twin brothers Ahmad Tanriberdiyew and Yousaf Tanriberdyew, after taking a bye in the opening round. Shahzeb and Muhammad Rafique in a close fight secured 45 points against 44.5 of the strong Thailand pair, leaving a difference of 0.5. Talking to APP, Shehbaz Nawaz and Rafique said they had undergone a hard training back home. After recording a victory against the host Turkmenistan, winning the gold medal was their target. Turkmenistan was a strong team and their defeat had boosted their morale that they could also beat Thailand, they added. Meanwhile, Pakistan grabbed two silver and three bronze medals in jujitsu and one bronze medal in traditional wrestling. The international duo Abu Hurrara and Ammar grabbed silver medals by defeating Tajikistan and then claiming the golden point when their fight with Thailand tied on 80 points each. They later lost the gold medal fight to host Turkmenistan. In the women duo show classic event, Sonia Manzoor and Komal Emmanuel grabbed bronze medals while Thailand won the gold medal and Turkmenistan took silver medal, respectively. Pakistan lost to Turkmenistan and Vietnam, and defeated arch-rival India. In the women duo show, the same pair won the bronze medal while Thailand won the gold medal and Turkmenistan the silver medal, and in the mixed duo classic, Pakistan's another pair of Shahbaz Nawaz Janjua and Rafique Siddique lost to Turkmenistan and Thailand and recorded victory against Tajikistan to grab a bronze medal. In the traditional wrestling Ambareen Massih won bronze medal in 58kg weight while her sister Humaira lost. Earlier, 135-member contingent of Pakistan led by Chef de Mission Amjad Ali Khan was warmly received by Turkmenistanian Olympic officials. The Turkmen children chanted slogans: "Long lasting Pakistan-Turkmenistan friendship" at the bird-like newly constructed international airport like other 65 participating countries of Asia. Pakistan is taking part in nine different Games comprising Athletic, Belt Wrestling, Free Wrestling, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Traditional Wrestling, Tennis, Taekwondo, Kick-Boxing, Weightlifting. Meanwhile, all is set for the formal opening ceremony of the much-anticipated event on Sunday evening with Ashgabat illuminated with multi-colour lights, colourful fountains and multi-banners on the roads leading to the Olympic City. In a media briefing Chairman Olympic Committee of Asia Charles Lo, CEO Games James Bulley and Operation Manager Games Annasuket KAKAYAV said Turkmenistan was the first Central Asian country to host any of the OCA events and Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berglimuhamedow along with dignitaries, including President Mamnoon Hussain of Pakistanwould grace the formal opening ceremony on Sunday. The ceremony will be held at the newly built Ashgabat Olympic Stadium. The impressive venue located at the center of the complex is a one of a kind facility and set to leave a long lasting legacy for Turkmen sports, especially as a football and athletics venue. With the 45,000-seating capacity Olympic stadium, Ashgabat boasts some truly impressive numbers, with a massive cast of characters, incredible feats of engineering and infrastructure, intricate arrangements in catering, and a slew of other preparations completed to accommodate the incoming athletes from Asia and Oceania. There are 45 countries of Asia and 19 Oceana countries, as well as one refugee team competing under the Olympic banner?a first for the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. The number of sports slated for the Ashgabat 2017 programme, including everything from Belt Wrestling to Track Cycling, with four of those sports part of the Olympic Games programme. There are 351 medal events and a total of 1870 medals would be awarded. A total of 15 different venues prepared according to international needs for the competitions spread out across the 1.5 sqr-km Ashgabat Olympic Complex. Out of the 15 venues 13 venues are newly built, with state of the art facilities at par with the best in the world, while two facilities have been fully upgraded for the games. There are 700,000 numbers of tickets available for spectators to view the 220 sport sessions on the Ashgabat 2017 programme, with ticket costs between 7-10 TMT (US $3). There will be 7000 young performers prepared for the most awaited opening and closing ceremonies with 8000 devoted volunteers helping the visitors to this beautiful Ashgabat City, famous at White Marbal City.
  2. Shoaib, a resident of Gujrat, was found in possession of gold jewellery worth over Rs20 million LAHORE: Customs authorities on Saturday seized 4 kilogrammes of gold from a passenger travelling from Manchester at the Allama Iqbal International Aiport. Shoaib, a resident of Gujrat, was found in possession of gold jewellery worth over Rs20 million, authorities said. 20kg heroin seized from PIA plane at Islamabad airport Sources said the drugs were hidden in the plane's catering cabin He has been taken into custody by the customs authorities for questioning.
  3. Two months ago, we published the story of very young Indian weightlifting prodigy being mentored by the Indian Army. His name's Jeremy Lalrinnunga and we were the first ones to acknowledge his incredible skills and the laurels he's racking for the country. In a country where it is hard to find weightlifting training centers, this incredible budding athlete has been making us incredibly proud. To give you a quick flashback- Jeremy began training as a boxer but the Indian Army mentors looked at the weightlifter in him and he was taken under the wings of Prestigious Army Institute of Sports, Pune. Just after few years of training, Jeremy began lifting 100+ kgs. His 170kg squat can put the most religious gym bros to shame. Jeremy stepped on to the competition stage last year and the following are his achievements from just 2016-2017 alone: 1) 2016 National Weightlifting Championship- 3 Gold Medals 2) Youth World Weightlifting Championship Malaysia Oct-2016 3) 107 Snatch(silver), Clean and Jerk- 127kg, Overall silver © IWF 4) 2016 Commonwealth Youth Weightlifting Championship- Gold Medal 5) 2016 Youth Asia Weightlifting Championship- Silver 6) 2017 National Weightlifting Championship 7) Youth Category (3 gold) and Junior Category (1 gold and 2 silver) © IWF 8) 2017 Thailand World Youth Weightlifting Championship But these achievements are merely a stepping-stone for the young lad, his ultimate goal is to win an Olympic Gold for India in weightlifting. Yesterday, Jeremy conquered another victory by snatching Gold in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Competition at Australia. His winning lifts included a 109 kg Snatch and 131kg Clean and Jerk at a bodyweight of 53kg. #109#snatch#commonwelth#championshipð #lifterjeremyðï¸ A post shared by jeremy ralte (@raltejeremy) on Sep 5, 2017 at 7:11am PDT Comparing it to his last tournament a few months ago, Jeremy has raised 1 kg on the bar in Clean and Jerk, which is pretty impressive. India's national records in 56kg weight category in the snatch and clean and jerk are 119 kg and 147 kg respectively. And considering that Jeremy is only 14-years-old, we believe he has the potential to break these records and raise our national flag at the Olympic podium. We wholeheartedly congratulate Jeremy and the team of coaches from the National Institute of Sports and Army Institute of Sports for nurturing such incredible athletes for our nation. Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.
  4. The 7th season of ‘Game of Thrones' has ended and so has our watch. The finale has left us in whirlwind of emotions and we have been replaying everything in our heads ever since. Too bad if you haven't watched it yet, we suggest you do not read any further because this piece has more spoilers than the hair in your head. First things first, Jon and Dany have finally hooked up after leaving fans on the brink of a climax with their sexual tension. Strangely enough, the intimate scene is coupled with the scene of Jon's bloody birth. Don't know why but we think Dany might soon have a child of her own. While Cersei might have sunk to her lowest yet and she is not budging even for the White Walkers, we see a point in her madness. Let your enemies fight and kill each other. One dragon is already dead; she might not have to fight at all to win this war perhaps. Nevertheless, let's take a moment to savour some of the best moments of this episode! They started off with a cocky joke Not without Bronn bringing things into perspective Brienne looks at the Hound like Tormund looks at Brienne! She means she is glad he is alive Arya could so have been their daughter Aaand a reunion that is anything but conventional We bet there's gonna be an insane battle between the Hound and the Mountain in the next season What. An. Entry. Too bad you gave away news of your dead dragon while trying to brag That look on Cersei's face when she is greeted by the Wight We are secretly hoping the evil genius Qyburn comes up with a plan for the White Walkers Of all the places and all the times, you chose this moment to bend the knee?! Yes, talk to the queen and tell her you love me, not her Or maybe she already knows Bingo boy! You haven't lost that edge. Wine suits you The only time Jon Snow made sense And also the only time Theon was glad to miss Little theon I swear it felt as scary as when the teacher singles you out and you haven't done your assignment Could watch this scene a thousand times Uh, well, one minute Mr Three-Eyed Raven, you are sitting with Samwell Tarly Erm..hi…wanna test out the witch's prophecy? Aegon Targaryen We loved this reunion better than any in the show! So that's basically Daenerys' dragon destroying the Wall for the White Walkers. Nicely played
  5. Of all the noteworthy words our beloved Captain Jack Sparrow said in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise, there was one dialogue that kind of stuck in our minds - “Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate”. And we guess neither Johnny Depp nor the kids of BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada will forget those words, especially after Depp paid a surprise visit to the hospital dressed as Jack Sparrow. Today #BCCH patients were delighted by a visit today with one of the world's most famous pirates, #CaptainJackSparrow. pic.twitter.com/ORsDDsO84Z — BCChildren'sHosp Fdn (@BCCHF) August 15, 2017 No treasure can be bigger than bringing a smile on someone's face and making them feel special and Depp did exactly that. The hospital appreciated the actor's gesture by posting pictures of the 54-year-old Depp who is currently busy shooting for his new comedy drama ‘Richard Says Goodbye'. #JohnnyDepp showed he has a heart of gold by stopping by and spending over 5.5 hours with our patients and their families yesterday. pic.twitter.com/ZnJxqMzBqH — BCChildren'sHosp Fdn (@BCCHF) August 15, 2017 They wrote, “Johnny Depp showed he has a heart of gold by stopping by and spending over 5.5 hours with our patients and their families yesterday.” They wrote in another post that “Johnny Depp as “Captain Jack Sparrow” sails into Vancouver to visit BCCH patients.” Johnny Depp as “Captain Jack Sparrow” sails into #Vancouver to visit #BCCH patients. pic.twitter.com/rB3N9Z9tbf — BCChildren'sHosp Fdn (@BCCHF) August 15, 2017 Depp looked really happy and excited to be meeting and posing with the kids and we are sure that his young fans didn't feel any different. © Facebook / BC Children's Hospital Foundation In the five hours he spent at the hospital, he not only spent quality time with patients but also participated in sword fights with some of them and filled the air with laughter and joy. © Facebook / BC Children's Hospital Foundation In a video posted by the hospital on their Facebook page, the actor was seen playing with the kids and jokingly said one of the young patients “How do you do? I have no sword. I come in peace.” © Facebook / BC Children's Hospital Foundation The kids too were extremely excited and elated meeting their favourite pirate. One of them even said in the video, “I didn't wake up in the morning knowing I was going to see Johnny Depp today.” He didn't get out of his character while enjoying with the kids and made their dreams come true. This is not the first time that the actor paid surprise visits to his fans. In April, the actor reportedly surprised riders on Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Last year, he visited Great Ormond Street Hospital in London as well.
  6. OnePlus announced a brand new colour variant for the OnePlus 5 and will be available to purchase on Amazon.in for the Independence Sale. The variant is called the “Soft Gold” OnePlus 5 and it will be available with 6GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage. This variant has a white front, different from the midnight black version. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Speaking on the new launch, Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India, said “As a maker of the most beautifully designed smartphones, it gives us immense joy to introduce the latest OnePlus 5 with even more refined and elegant Soft Gold finish this festival season. The latest OnePlus 5 Soft Gold will appeal to those who are looking for the perfect balance of beautiful design and powerful features.” © OnePlus According to OnePlus, it takes an average of 180 days to perfect the gold coating on a smartphone and the surface has been sandblasted and polished with intense precision. The limited edition OnePlus 5 will be available starting tomorrow at 12:00 am IST and will sell for INR 32,999. Customers can purchase the smartphone via Amazon.in or oneplusstore.in The Gold edition on the OnePlus 5 is identical to the one launched in June i.e. it has Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor under the hood and a 3,300 mAh battery. The display of the OnePlus 5 remains the same i.e. a 5.5-inch screen 1080p AMOLED display. OnePlus is also releasing the 8GB RAM/128GB Internal storage variant in the Slate Grey option in the coming weeks and it will be available to purchase on Amazon.in, oneplusstore.in and the OnePlus offline store in Delhi and Bangalore.
  7. Pakistan has won two gold medals in South Asian Karate Championship being held in Colombo. With Pakistani player Nargis? gold medal win in the below 68kg category ? Pakistan has bagged two gold medals in the tournament. Earlier, another Pakistani player, Shahbaz Khan claimed gold medal under 61 kg category. Pakistani team has won two gold, four silver and three bronze in the tournament.
  8. Caeleb Dressel won an historic seventh gold medal in Budapest on Sunday BUDAPEST: Caeleb Dressel brought the curtain down on the world championships with an historic seventh gold medal in Budapest on Sunday, equalling the record of swim legend Michael Phelps. Dressel swam the third leg of the men´s 4x100m medley relay to leave him with seven golds to equal fellow American Phelps´s record from a single worlds set at the 2007 championships in Melbourne. "I´m very happy to be done, pretty tired," admitted the University of Florida student after winning four golds in 48 hours. He had become the first swimmer to claim three world golds in one session on Saturday by winning the 50m freestyle, 100m butterfly and mixed 4x100m freestyle titles in a jaw-dropping 98 minute-spell. "I was seeing a star being born, he´s such a great guy, I thought I was witnessing the start of an awesome career," said US backstroker Matt Grevers after witnessing Dressel make history. Dressel´s seven golds include three individual titles in the 50m, 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly, plus relay golds in the 4x100m freestyle, 4x100m mixed freestyle, 4x100m mixed medley and Sunday´s 4x100m medley. His stunning display has earned comparisons with both Phelps and Mark Spitz, who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. The performances have been the icing on the cake for the USA, who finished with 38 swimming medals in Budapest -- over five times more than nearest rivals Britain, who won seven. Not to be outdone by the men, the USA broke the world record in winning the women´s 4x100m medley relay as Simone Manuel touched the wall at 3:51.55 minutes to break their own record set at the 2012 London Olympics. Michael Phelps pictured with Caeleb Dressel/file photo Lilly King got the evening off to a bang with a world record in winning the women´s 50m breaststroke. King clocked 29.40 seconds, breaking the four-year-old record, with Russia´s Yuliya Efimova taking silver at 0.17 back. The victory was King´s second of week over Efimova, who took bronze in the 100m final but had beaten the American over 200m with a commanding display on Friday when King finished fourth. Swedish sprint queen Sarah Sjostrom picked up her her third sprint title in Budapest with victory in the women´s 50m freestyle final having set the world-record in the semis. She also won the 50m and 100m butterfly finals and leaves Budapest with two world records after she became the first woman to swim the 100m freestyle under 52 seconds last Sunday. Hungary´s ´Iron Lady´ Katinka Hosszu was roared on by the crowd as she won the women´s 400m individual medley to complete the IM double. This is the third straight world championships where Hosszu has won both the 200m and 400m IM title and she is also the world-record holder in both events. She admitted the crowd carried her home at the end of a punishing week after also racing in the 100m and 200M backstroke, the 200m freestyle and 200m butterfly. France´s backstroke ace Camille Lacourt brought down the curtain on his career as the 32-year-old won the men´s 50m gold for the third straight championships before retiring. America´s Chase Kalisz is continuing the legacy of Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte in the men´s 200m and 400m IM after he won Sunday´s final over the longer distance. Kalisz clocked a new championships record time of four minutes, 05.90 seconds in the 400m final to complete the IM double in Budapest. "Those guys are my idols, just to be behind them is cool for me," said Kalisz in regards to Phelps and Lochte, who won the 400m IM five times between them. "I don´t think that I will ever be on the level of those guys, I think they are just a step above the level that anyone in our sport will ever be. "For me to continue our tradition of IM -- well I grew up with that. I watched those guys and watched them dominate.
  9. Mexico's Jesus Molina, left, jumps into the arms of teammate Hugo Ayala following Mexico's goal by Rodolfo Pizarro during the first half of a match against Hondurason July 20. Photo: Roy Dabner / Associated Press LOS ANGELES: Defending champion Mexico claimed the final semi-final berth in the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 1-0 win over the offensively-challenged Honduras national team Thursday at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Rodolfo Pizarro scored the only goal of the contest in the fourth minute, finishing off a nice passing series in front of the Honduras´ goal as Mexico took another step towards trying to win a record-extending eighth Gold Cup championship. Orbelin Pineda started the play on the left side with a short back pass to Jesus Duenas, who redirected across the front of the goal to the back post, giving Pizarro an easy tap in. Mexico advances to Sunday´s semi-final to set up a rematch of the 2015 final against Jamaica, who punched their ticket earlier in the day with a 2-1 win over Canada. Mexico and Jamaica faced each other in the group stage where they played to a 0-0 draw. The semi-final will take place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The USA and Costa Rica will square off in the other semi-final at AT&T Stadium on Saturday in Dallas, Texas. Honduras is eliminated from the Gold Cup after failing to score a goal in four games. Their only win came when French Guiana had to forfeit their game in the group stage after they fielded an illegal player. Mexico reached the semis despite fielding a B-team roster that includes just one player from their fourth place Confederations Cup squad. The seven-time tournament champions Mexico are now unbeaten in 10 consecutive Gold Cup contests. Mexico had several opportunities to add to their goal total, but either failed to get a shot on goal or the Honduras defense broke up the scoring chance. Honduras had one last chance to equalize in the 93rd minute on a free kick but the ball sailed wide and deep, leaving them without a clear shot on net. Honduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto said he was proud of the way his team competed. "I am not happy but somehow satisfied," said Honduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto. "We won in behavior in the Gold Cup even if we didn´t score or win." ´Figured it out´ Earlier Thursday, goals in each half from Shaun Francis and Romario Williams secured victory for the ´Reggae Boyz.´ "It wasn´t easy," said Jamaican goalkeeper Andre Blake. "Canada is a very good team. When we got the second goal I think we lapsed a little bit. They scored a beautiful goal. We figured it out and we won the match." Jamaica got off to a dream start at the University of Phoenix Stadium when Francis scored after only six minutes. Forward Darren Mattocks pounced on a stumble from Canada defender Steven Vitoria and darted into the area before squaring for Francis, who thumped his finish high into the roof of the net. Mattocks almost doubled Jamaica´s lead shortly afterward only for his shot to be well blocked by goalkeeper Milan Borjan. Canada striker Cyle Larin went close six minutes before the break but his shot was parried to safety by Andre Blake. Jamaica doubled their lead five minutes into the second half with a sublime goal from Williams. The Charleston Battery forward picked up Mattocks´ layoff before curling his shot from outside the area beyond Borjan. Canada hit back with a superb long-range strike from Cardiff City´s Junior Hoilett to set up a nervy finale. Hoilett came close to levelling with another thunderbolt from distance in the 71st minute, only to see his shot brilliantly turned around the post by Blake.
  10. A woman walks past a golden ATM, marking the location of the first 'hole in the wall', which opened fifty years ago in Enfield, Britain June 27, 2017. Photo: Reuters Five decades since it heralded a transformation in the way people obtained and used cash, the world's first ATM was turned into gold for celebrations of its fiftieth anniversary. The brainchild of Scottish inventor Shepherd-Barron, the first ATM (automated teller machine) was opened on June 27, 1967 at a branch of Barclays bank in Enfield, north London, the first of six cash dispensers commissioned by the bank. English actor Reg Varney, who starred in the British TV comedy show "On The Buses", was the first person to withdraw cash from the new machine. Now there are an estimated three million cash machines across the globe with some 70,000 cash machines in the UK alone which dispensed 175 billion pounds in 2016. The world's most northerly machine is at Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway and the most southerly located at the McMurdo station at the South Pole. To commemorate the anniversary, Barclays transformed the ATM at its Enfield branch into gold, added a commemorative plaque and placed a red carpet in front for its users. "Even though recent years have seen a huge uptake of digital banking and card payments, cash remains a crucial part of most people?s day-to-day lives," said Raheel Ahmed, head of Customer Experience and Channels at Barclays.
  11. NEW YORK: The Pakistani-American father of a soldier killed in Iraq who eviscerated Donald Trump during last year?s election campaign will publish a children?s book about the Constitution in November, his publishers announced. Harvard-educated lawyer Khizr Khan shot to fame in the United States for delivering a damning indictment of Trump at the Democratic National Convention, accusing him of sacrificing nothing for the country and stressing the importance of an inclusive America. Trump hit back hard, saying Khan had "viciously attacked" him and refused to apologise for suggesting that Khan?s wife Ghazala had stood silently at his side because she was not allowed to speak, triggering uproar within his party. "This Is Our Constitution" will be a non-fiction hardcover suitable for children aged 10 and over and be released simultaneously with Khan?s adult memoir, "An American Family," on November 14, Random House Children?s Books said Thursday. Khan grew up in Pakistan, before immigrating with his wife to the United States in 1980. Their son, Captain Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004 and posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He delivered one of the most memorable speeches of the Democratic convention, in which he honoured his son?s sacrifice, accused Trump of smearing the character of Muslims and questioned whether the Republican candidate had even read the Constitution. His publishers said the book would introduce young readers to the history and contents of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and why they are important. "This book is my humble effort to pay tribute to our future leaders, the true custodians of our Constitution, and to all of the human dignities enshrined in our Bill of Rights, as the making of our republic continues," Khan said. Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers acquired world rights for the book, said Barbara Marcus, President and Publisher of Random House Children?s Books.
  12. Our society loves two types of heroes – one who works for the betterment of people and helps bring justice in real life; and the other who fights the evils breeding in a parallel world, romances his lady love and entertains us with his antics on screen. Time and again our beloved Bollywood actors have placed themselves in both ‘real life’ and ‘reel life’ shoes and evolved as role models the world loves to follow. From Shah Rukh Khan to Irfan Khan, Aamir Khan to Akshay Kumar, most of them have done their bit to give back to society. Now, actor Sushant Singh Rajput has joined the bandwagon of philanthropists and will be providing free education to the underprivileged kids. © Instagram “My team is working on the idea where we are selecting a group of schools, and we will take a merit test of the kids,” Sushant said, according to a report published in Hindustan Times. He further added, “If the kids pass the exam, we will take care of their education cost for a year.” While talking about his initiative, he said that the kids will have to sit again for the test to get free education. Sushant thinks that this process will make students more competitive, and excite and encourage them to study more. Further, he feels that every kid has a right to basic education and we second his opinion. © Maddock Films Sushant credits his mother for making him realize the importance of education, “My mother always taught me that we educate our children not to become a doctor or engineer, but the impact of basic education reflects on their thought process and decision making.” He further believes that even if one is getting into a profession like acting, their basic education will open their minds and make them think analytically. We truly respect you Sushant for such wise thoughts. “Therefore, I have taken this small step towards providing basic education to deserving children.” The actor is currently busy in the promotions of his upcoming film, ‘Raabta’ which will hit the theatres on June 9. Source: Hindustan Times
  13. While the great Sachin Tendulkar remains India's biggest cricket icon, former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is no less than a demi-god himself. The Jharkhand cricketer, over the years, has been one of the most popular cricketers of his generation. Whether it's his impeccable set of leadership skills or his marauding batting prowess, Dhoni rules the hearts of cricket fans across the globe. From celebrities to other sports stars, Dhoni's popularity knows no bounds. So, when Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner Shah Rukh Khan revealed that he would even sell his pyjamas when it comes to buying Dhoni in the IPL auction, we weren't surprised. Twitter So much so that a Bollywood movie "MS Dhoni: An Untold Story" has also been made highlighting the struggles and exploits of the Indian cricketer's journey. If by any chance Dhoni missed out on connecting with certain individuals, his biopic only opened the floodgates for new fans. And, Caster Semenya is the latest addition to that list. The South African runner, who was apparently unknown to the Dhoni's exploits, couldn't stop herself from confessing her love for the right-hander. While Dhoni was busy doing the chores during Pune's clash with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the 2016 Olympic gold medallist took to Twitter to express her feelings. @msdhoni i have just watched your film.. Inspiring story it is.. #msdhoniuntoldstory... Salute.. — Caster Semenya (@caster800m) May 3, 2017 "@msdhoni i have just watched your film.. Inspiring story it is.. #msdhoniuntoldstory... Salute," she tweeted. After taking the Bollywood box-office by storm, the popular movie seems to have broken new barriers overseas. But, more importantly, the legend of Dhoni continues to grow stronger in almost every corner of the world.
  14. TOKYO: A solid gold Darth Vader mask is going on sale in Japan, with a $1.4 million price tag for a one-of-a-kind likeness of science fiction's most famous villain. Jeweller Ginza Tanaka on Tuesday showcased the 15-kilogramme (33-pound) sculpture, which has been commissioned to mark the 40th anniversary this year of the release of "Star Wars". The mask will be available for purchase on May the fourth -- a date known among fans as "Star Wars Day" because of its similarity to one of the franchise's most famous lines: "May the Force be with you". The jeweller also plans to release gold coins specially designed to celebrate the anniversary in the more affordable price range of $1,200 to $11,000. Ginza Tanaka, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, has in the past created other gold commemorative products including a Christmas tree, samurai helmets and footballer Lionel Messi's left foot.
  15. While you are making excuses for getting out of bed, run to the shower, running late to work and running late to touch deadlines, Man Kaur, at the age of 101 is actually running to win gold medals. © Twitter She won the gold medal after she finished the 100 metre race at the World Master Games in Auckland. In fact, she finished the race in a record time of 1min 14.58sec, which is just about 1min 4sec short of the women's world record for this race! Also, if that wasn’t enough, the record was merely 64.42 seconds short of Usain Bolt's 100m world record, which he set back in 2009. © Twitter © Twitter Man Kaur never actually had a history in sports and took it up at the age of 93 only. She has been a part of many athletic meets around the world and with this being her 17th gold medal, things are only looking bright. © Twitter She is not giving up on life, now what’s your excuse? Go figure life now.
  16. Did you know that you can apparently buy stuff like tanks online? Yeah, me neither. But this tank fanatic literally struck gold when he got a new model in a £30,000 trade-in. Nick Mead, 55, was restoring the Russian T54/69 with his friend, Todd Chamberlain, 50, when they discovered the five gold bars, amounting to be about £2million. Mead wasn’t messing around with this stuff, he already has 150 military vehicles under his belt. He runs Tanks-a-lot, which basically gives regular people an experience of driving any of his tanks on his farm in Helmdon. © Twitter While exploring his new purchase, he decided to film the whole thing as he was concerned that there might be weapons concealed somewhere in the tank, and if so, his footage would be helpful to the bomb disposal crew. © Twitter Both Mead and Chamberlain were going through the tank and found machine gun ammunition. Then, they decided to look inside the petrol tank and instead of finding any more ammunition, they found something a whole lot better. They discovered 5 solid gold bars worth a whopping £2 million. © Twitter They believe that the gold was looted by Iraqi soldiers in Kuwait during the Gulf War. Nick said, "They must have cut a hole in the fuel tank and rammed it full of gold bars." While talking to the Sun, he said, "We didn't know what to do. You can't exactly take five gold bullion bars down to Cash Converters without questions being asked, so we called the police." © Twitter Even though the Police took away the gold bars, they provided him with a receipt. He added, "Even if I don't get any of the gold back, I will still have my beautiful tank."
  17. If you are an SRK fan, then you have possibly dug up most of his movies, but you know what they say about value being in the details? Well, we stumbled upon some throwback, behind-the-scenes footage of ShahRukh’s movies, and that totally made our day so we decided to make yours. Let’s start with ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, the movie that pushed Karan Johar as an A class director and made us fall in love with our best friends. ‘Tum nahi samjhogey Rahul, kuch kuch hota hai’ The making of 'Om Shanti Om’ is another piece of fun that we came across. Who can get over the charming Aman from ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’? This BTS took us back to those days of dancing to ‘Pretty Woman’. The best is saved for the last, right? ‘DDLJ’ is like a tattoo on the heart. The BTS videos are PURE GOLD! You can never get enough of SRK and the magic that he weaves. Day made right? Knew it!
  18. Jagjit Singh was one of the best ghazal singers we've seen, and nothing can fill the void he left behind. Along with wife Chitra Singh, he delivered some of the most endearing songs ever. The duo's chemistry worked like magic, and Chitra's melodious singing was the perfect complement to Jagjit Singh's soothing ghazal voice. One of their most loved jugalbandis is ‘Punjabi Tappe’, performed at Birmingham in front of a live audience in 1979. Lok Tappe, as form of a folk tradition, has been popular as a light melodious form of music, which often involves friendly leg-pulling and flirting. A young Jagjit and Chitra create a rather fun setting as they sing about the hassles of meeting clandestinely, hiding from friends and family. When Chitra asks Jagjit to come to the garden and shoo away flies, he responds by telling her to less ‘gud’ (jiggery). Nothing beats the desi humour, and the Punjabi tongue just adds so much love to it. This one is pure gold.
  19. Telangana CM is going to offer gifts worth around Rs. 5.6 Crores to various gods and goddesses on his thanksgiving trip to Tirumala Temple. Earlier, K Chandrasekhara Rao had pledged ornaments and gifts to various gods and goddesses if his campaign for a separate state of Telangana was successful. According to sources, KCR will also gift a solid gold ornament to Lord Balaji at Tirupati and a nose-stud to Goddess Padmavati. This is the first time that Mr. Rao will visit the historic temple town of Tirupati after the separation of Telangana from Andhra. © Twitter The hoardings, which have been put up in and around the temple complex, feature slogans in favor of KCR, reading, “Nirupedala needa” (saviour of the poorest of the poor), “Avineeti Raabandula Simha Swapnam” (nightmare for the corrupt eagles of the state), “Janamejaya Maharaju” and Jana Netha” (king of the people and leader of the people).” Many critics are also now pointing out that it was a personal vow of the now CM to offer ornaments and jewelry, yet the government is picking up the tab which in turn will cost the taxpayer around Rs. 5.6 crores. © Twitter This is not the first time that KCR is presenting expensive gifts to temple deities. In October, KCR gifted a 12Kg crown worth Rs. 3.5 Crores to Goddess Bhadrakali at Wrangal. Following this, in November, KCR moved to a new home spread over nine acres which cost almost Rs. 50 crores. KCR’s current avatar is in stark contrast to the pro-poor figure he was hailed as while campaigning for elections. With so much money being spent on idols and gold plated figures we hope that KCR doesn’t get stuck with a mirage of his extravagant image in a state with so much poverty.
  20. A staunch devotee of Saibaba, a 72-year-old Italian woman has donated a gold crown worth about Rs. 28 lakh to the Shirdi Temple. Source: Facebook Selini Doloras has been a loyal follower of Saibaba for the past nine years and even visits Shirdi every single month. Source: Facebook According to Shri Saibaba Sansthan trustee Sachin Tambe, Doloras donated a gold crown, which weighed about 855 gms and is embossed with gems, to the temple. She has also donated two gold coated ‘rudraksha’ strings, also worth about Rs. 25 lakh, to the Saibaba Temple, Tambe added. Moreover, she also shared her intentions of building a Saibaba Temple in Italy and kept a construction map of the proposed temple at the foot of Saibaba's idol to seek his blessings.
  21. Former Indian boxer and Asian Games gold medallist Dingko Singh is fighting the toughest bout of his life. Suffering from bile duct cancer, the Indian pugilist is undergoing chemotherapy in Imphal. The procedure, which is quite expensive, involved removal of 70% of his liver. © Twitter Hearing about the sad news, Gautam Gambhir has come out to assist Dingko in this time of need. “It is disturbing to note that Dingko has been left alone to fight for his life,” he told Express. “It is really tragic the way we treat our sportspersons. I mean here is a guy who has won gold at Asian Games, Arjuna Award and is a Padma Shri. I am sure there are ways to look after him. I have done something which I won't like to publicise here.” Dingko had to be shifted to Imphal because of the high cost of treatment in Delhi. And this is shocking that our sportspersons have to go through this even after Sports minister Vijay Goel expressed that all his needs will be taken care of in Delhi. “We have decided to come to Imphal because of the cost and we found a hospital where he can undergo chemotherapy,” his wife Babai told Express from Imphal. © Twitter Vijender Singh, India’s Olympic medalist was also shocked to hear about this news. “I just came back yesterday night and to hear about Dingko was really shocking,” he said. He is a hero and a rockstar. I know him and he inspired me to become a boxer.” It is now up to the sports ministry to help Dingko and cover all his medical expenses which he has borne himself, selling some of his property in the process. We hope that the concerned authorities will take notice and that Dingko will push back harder at the disease and win this round by a knockout.