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  1. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while speaking in his press conference at New York. Photo: Geo News NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Friday that he had 27 meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) 72nd session in New York, where he presented detailed stance of Pakistan with clarity on various issues to the members of international community. Speaking in a press conference, along with Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York Maleeha Lodhi, PM Abbasi said that he also had an informal meeting with US President Donald Trump. PM Abbasi said that he informed the world that there are no terror safe havens in Pakistan, adding that in the entire world only Pakistan is engaged in the war against terrorism. The premier said that in his meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence, he informed him that Pakistan wants to see peace in Afghanistan. "We want Afghan leadership to settle their disputes," he said. He said Pakistan's viewpoint clearly and impactfully presented before the international community has been appreciated all across the board. Prime Minister Abbasi said that a dossier of 300 pages documenting human rights violations in Kashmir has been presented to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Responding over a question he said that there will be no re-shuffle of portfolios of his cabinet members in coming days. PM's address in UNGA rime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during his address to the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Thursday, highlighted the persistent human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK), terming India's role in the region the "most intense example of foreign occupation". In what marked his debut at the highest international diplomacy ? after taking over the office last month following former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster in July ? Abbasi delivered a crisp and concise speech that touched upon almost every key factor positive for or detrimental to Pakistan's growth and development. The premier made it clear that Pakistan "is not prepared to be anyone's scapegoat", noting that Pakistan has been consistently active in the war against terrorism and has lost more to the cause than any other nation. During his 20-minute speech, he said that while Daesh has been decimated in most Middle Eastern regions, including Yemen, the group's creeping global influence is evident through the recent events around the world. Abbasi mentioned to the attendees that the UN charter has over time been eroding slowly, with unresolved conflicts taking a much larger part of the headlines than before, the rampant Indian aggression in occupied Kashmir a stark example of that.
  2. Syed Murad Ali Shah talking to media in Sukkur SUKKUR: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has expressed resolve to bring international cricket to Karachi. Responding to a question during media talk here on Saturday, the chief minister said the Sindh government will approach the Pakistan Cricket Board for hosting of international cricket matches in major cities such as Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur. ?We are fully prepared. The security situation [in Karachi] is also much better,? he said, adding that he had approached the board ahead of the Pakistan Super League final in Lahore as well. On the matter of IG Sindh AD Khawaja, Shah expressed his reservations over the Sindh High Court?s ruling but said the order is being implemented. ?We have our reservations [on the ruling] but we are following the court?s orders,? he said. The chief minister said Imran Khan was politically immature and still had a lot to learn. ?He [Imran Khan] may be good at cricket but he has yet to learn politics. After winning a few seats in Sindh, he thinks the whole nation is with him,? Shah remarked.
  3. LAHORE: International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Officer, David Richardson announced the possibility of ICC tournaments being organised in Pakistan in the near future. Speaking at a press conference along with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi, Richardson said: ?If things go like this then ICC events can be played in Pakistan.? He said that the ICC is doing what it can to assist Pakistan in these difficult times and help their cricket survive in these times. The ICC chief said security teams are satisfied with arrangements in Lahore, adding that the security situation in Pakistan has improved. ?PCB, Pakistan?s security agencies deserve praise,? he said. ?I think the next step is to grow and improve the capability in cities outside Lahore and build the confidence in teams like Australia and England to visit Pakistan, in fact, all the cricket teams.? the ICC CEO said. Responding to a question, Richardson said it is a wrong perception that ICC favours India more than Pakistan. "India is a very powerful cricketing country so it has a very strong voice at the ICC. But the fact remains that we have 12 members, and India doesn't have any more voice than any other member." He added that the current circumstances between India and Pakistan are more driven by the political circumstances. Meanwhile, Sethi said that the PCB officials had meetings with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials and now the board is consulting with lawyers and recording statements before taking the Indian board to court over violation of MoU for cricket series. "We've already written a letter to ICC for a 3-member board that'll look into the matter," he added.
  4. A scene of destruction from the war in Yemen. Photo: File/Reuters GENEVA: The time is not right for an independent international inquiry into human rights violations in Yemen, Saudi Arabia?s ambassador in Geneva said on Wednesday, responding to calls from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Since 2015, Saudi Arabia and its allies have been bombing the Iran-aligned Houthi movement which controls most of northern Yemen, including the capital Sanaa, in a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people. The Houthis have in turn fired rockets toward Saudi cities and villages. The Netherlands and Canada are backing a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council mandating an international inquiry, but Saudi Ambassador Abdulaziz Alwasil said a national Yemeni commission would be in a better position to investigate. ?We are working together to hopefully come to a compromise,? Alwasil told reporters. ?We have no objection to the inquiry itself, we just have a discussion about the timing, whether this is the right time to establish an international commission, with the difficulties on the ground,? Alwasil said. Saudi Arabia and its allies are waging their military campaign in support of the internationally recognized Yemeni government and they have the backing of the United States. UN human rights chief Zeid Ra?ad al-Hussein has long called for an independent international inquiry into the conflict and says Yemen?s National Commission is not up to the job of investigating the situation. Zeid said on Monday there had been only ?minimal? efforts at holding people to account in what the United Nations has branded the world?s worst humanitarian crisis. For the past two years, the 47-member Human Rights Council has rejected the Dutch demand for an international probe and backed the Saudi view that favours a Yemeni commission. Alwasil said he again expected the council to back its stance, adding that a locally formed commission would have better access and connections around the country. The Saudi envoy said the international community should focus its efforts on gaining access for humanitarian personnel. The Saudi-led coalition has also has set up a team to investigate civilian casualties. On Tuesday it said it had found a series of deadly airstrikes had been largely justified.
  5. Whatever Modi does, it trends. That's the rule of life. Or, at least, the internet. Last week, PM Narendra Modi was on a 3-day visit to Xiamen, China to attend the 9th BRICS Summit. He attended lots of meetings and listened to lots of speeches being given by the world leaders present there. © Reuters During one of the talks, Modi was photographed looking completely lost deep in thought. © Reuters Daydreaming during a boring meeting is probably the most relatable thing PM Modi has ever done, tbh. © Reuters The death stare you give when someone interrupts your daydreaming. Obviously, that picture caught the internet's attention quickly. While we don't know for sure what he was thinking about at that moment, people on Twitter have taken it upon themselves to fill in the blanks and have come up with some hilarious captions. Check ‘em out! Modi has caught the wanderlust bug. When you have taken so many flights that even in a room you feel you are taking off... pic.twitter.com/ZUpLabty4x — The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) September 11, 2017 agla desh kaun sa? pic.twitter.com/OKMzUgvJqV — capt. (@thephukdi) September 11, 2017 Waiting for the weekend like.. Mood on Friday Vs Monday pic.twitter.com/ZY9gputGqJ — Gautam Trivedi (@Gotham3) September 12, 2017 What a pun! When you're in class but have many aadhaar things in mind. pic.twitter.com/fjG1nLdmS8 — Pranav (@pranavsapra) September 12, 2017 Not cool. When you note bandi but the bandi doesn't note you back. pic.twitter.com/K0odR5HXJp — Light-Say-Burr (@gotzerochill) September 11, 2017 We've all been there. Me: "Yaar there's only front row mein seats available" Friend: "Koi nahi, let's go it's a reeeeeally good movie" [10 minutes later]: pic.twitter.com/AnikwJO2iI — Akshar (@AksharPathak) September 11, 2017 You can do it, Modi. We believe in you. 5 saal me world tour karna tha, 2 saal bache hai aur 146 countries baaki hai pic.twitter.com/tnSxwJLzoh — 007 (@James_Beyond) September 11, 2017 Such profound thoughts. Doosri chappal kahan chali gayi pic.twitter.com/exPvK47vpz — Bakwas Rider (@BakwasRadio) September 11, 2017 Wait, come back! मà¥à¤à¥ लिठबिना हॠà¤à¤¡à¤¼ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ यà¥à¥¤ð pic.twitter.com/9erCMP8yRN — RoAdSiDe BaBa (@Roadside_Monk) September 11, 2017 Series of events ð pic.twitter.com/sqc9o8sxIU — oPUNer ð®ð³ (@CA_Dhanesh) September 11, 2017 An abomination. When she orders Jain Chinese. pic.twitter.com/nsw8rlKQfr — Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) September 11, 2017 When you call her in the middle of the night & you hear "The number you are calling is on another call" pic.twitter.com/ZY0hC8X657 — Engineeredð (@thebtechguy) September 11, 2017 Obviously, Kejriwal made an appearance. ð¹ð¹ð¹ pic.twitter.com/VrxRsjjOi8 — â Veer â (@ClawedHumor) September 11, 2017 I'm watching you ð pic.twitter.com/8ctV8sqWws — BRAHMeme (@effucktivehumor) September 11, 2017 It's okay, Modi. "Woh ladki bohot yaad aati hai ð¶ " pic.twitter.com/LwTyDqSLUR — Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) September 11, 2017
  6. The second Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in March, 2009 is not remembered for the cricket that was played. Not many remember that Thilan Samaraweera scored a remarkable second double-century in successive Tests, or that Umar Gul toiled for a day and a half to earn a six-wicket haul. All that we remember from that Test, and especially before the third day's play, is the act of cowardice by the terrorists who targeted a cricket team to disrupt normalcy. On 3 March, the Sri Lankan team was on its way to the iconic Gaddafi stadium in Lahore to resume third day's play in the second Test. But, as the team made its way towards the Liberty Square, 12 gunmen launched a multi-pronged attack on the Lankan convoy. © Reuters Using RPGs, hand grenades and guns, the attackers took aim at the bus carrying the cricketers. The Pakistani driver of the team's bus was shot, but in a remarkable feat of endurance and extraordinary presence of mind, he managed to drive the team away from the assault to relative safety. Tragically, eight people were killed and those injured included seven Lankan cricketers and staff members. The match was abandoned and the Lankan side was safely flown back home. A day that had begun with a promise of exciting cricket, sadly turned into one of the darkest hours in the history of the sport. It was the worst attack on an international sports team since the infamous Munich Olympics in 1972. Though all the terrorists were either killed or detained, the damage was already done. Pakistan lost its reputation of successfully hosting international cricket matches. The country became a no-go zone for most cricket-playing nations. And, an entire generation of Pakistani fans were robbed of the right to watch international cricket in their own country. © Reuters Fast forward to 12th September 2017, the Gaddafi stadium beckoned again, as a momentous path-breaker highlighting a country's show of defiance. Pakistani flags were held aloft and fans of all ages were making their way through the infamous Liberty Square, towards the stadium. International cricket had finally found its way back into country as the Faf du Plessis-led World XI side locked horns with the Pakistani side in the first of the three T20Is of the Independence Cup. But, this was not just a game of cricket, it was much more than that - a country was trying to shed the tag of being 'unsafe' in international cricket, a team of overseas players were helping a nation stand back on its feet and even the home fans maintained as much discipline as possible to portray a positive image of their country. © Reuters The fans almost brought down the roof of the stadium while responding to Fakhar Zaman's back-to-back boundaries early on. Their excitement grew stronger thanks to a 122-run partnership between Babar Azam (86) and Ahmed Shehzad (39) that powered Pakistan to a competitive 197-run total. With the World XI's weak bowling attack laid surgically bare, a clinical batting performance by Pakistan was not the only thing that got the fans on their feet. Rather, those glued to the game on TV sets (like me) must've been a bit confused to see the home fans cheering for the opposition bowlers. © Reuters On Tuesday, probably for the first time in a cricket match, an entire stadium was seen cheering for the likes of Morne Morkel, Ben Cutting and Thisara Perera despite playing for the World XI side. There was a genuine sense of gratitude from the fans for these players. After all, they were instrumental in bringing the country's most-loved sport back home. In their chase, the World XI side proved no match to the bowling prowess of Pakistan who managed to eke out a 20-run win and a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. But, none of the cricketers received the reception Darren Sammy did when he smashed sixes which were met with loud roars. Sammy has long been vocal about the need of bringing international cricket back to Pakistan. In fact, he was an influential player in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) whose final was also held in Lahore. Such has been his passion for the Pakistani fans that he was even seen pushing an auto-rickshaw to help it start ahead of the match. Love this â¤ï¸, @darrensammy88 pushing rickshaw. #PAKvWXI #CricketComesHome pic.twitter.com/Yp7IML944d — Junaid Afridi (@iamjafridi) September 12, 2017 All the cricketers playing for the World XI were treated like Pakistan's own. Their exploits were celebrated with the same vigour as the ones enticed by a Pakistani cricketer. It was a beautiful sight to see the home fans stuck in a dilemma of which team to support - on one side they had their own countrymen and on the other, they had players from different nations helping in bringing their favourite sport back home. © Reuters Sport is a means to bring strangers together, whether it's a local football team or an international cricket side, and despite being a victim of terror activities, a much-needed show of defiance by Pakistan has not only silenced their critics, but also proved a valid point to international cricketers who were sceptical about touring the country. So, on this monumental day in cricket history, let's not stand separated with varied nationalities and hold back credit where it's due. After all, it's not just a win for Pakistan, but also for every fan and every country that idolises cricket.
  7. ICC chairman Shashank Manohar International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Shashank Manohar on Monday welcomed the return of international cricket to Pakistan, as the country prepares to host the World XI for the three-match T20 Independence Cup. ?This is a good day for world cricket as the PCB hosts a World XI in Lahore for three T20 International games. It has been a long and tough journey as the PCB, Pakistan players and fans have been starved of the opportunity to stage, play and watch international cricket in their own country. I am hopeful that today marks the start of the safe and steady return of international cricket to Pakistan,? the ICC website quoted Manohar as saying. ?The ability of Pakistan to play international cricket at home is crucial to the long term health of the game in Pakistan and one of the main reasons why the ICC established the Pakistan Task Force under the leadership of Giles Clarke, to explore, in partnership with the PCB, how we can get international cricket back to Pakistan safely and on a regular basis,? he said. ?I send both teams and the PCB the very best wishes from the whole cricket family for a competitive series that the passionate fans in Pakistan can enjoy. I sincerely hope that this week?s games mark the start of a steady flow of international cricket to this great cricket nation,? his statement added. Earlier today, ICC director Giles Clarke paid tribute to the efforts of the Pakistan Cricket Board and the passion of the cricket-loving nation in bringing international cricket back home. ICC?s Giles Clarke pays tribute to Pakistan for bringing international cricket back home ?It?s been a long road, I?m happy to see Pakistan hosting international cricket again? Addressing a joint press conference with PCB chairman Najam Sethi in Lahore, Clarke said he was happy to see international cricketing action return to Pakistan. ?It?s been a long road and I?m very happy to see international cricket finally return here,? the ICC director said, pointing out that Lahore?s successful hosting of the PSL final earlier this year was crucial in making the World XI tour possible.
  8. LAHORE: Jamiat Ulema-e Islam-F Chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman requested international organisations such as the United Nations and the Security Council to step in and stop violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, in a statement issued on Thursday. International organisations have not played their part in stopping the persecution of minority communities in Myanmar, he remarked, adding only stone-hearted people can remain quiet after seeing such violence against a minority community. He also announced that JUI-F will hold a protest to show solidarity with the Rohingya community. The government should take a stance and provide support to the marginalised community, he added. According to the United Nations says 164,000 refugees from Myanmar, comprising mostly members of Rohingya community, have so far fled to neighbouring Bangladesh. Speaking about the US President Donald Trump?s statements in which he alleged that Pakistan is supporting ?agents of chaos?, Fazl-ur-Rehman remarked that the statements have unveiled the US agenda. After the US threats, it is high time we correct our foreign policy, he added.
  9. Jazz is in the air, it literally is and Delhi's going to become a warmer shade of love, although it'll still be hot as hell! The 7th International Jazz Festival is coming back to the city with an ensemble of eclectic tunes and soulful saxophone sounds and we couldn't be happier! Usually, us Delhi folks relate a lot of things to the weather, and wait with bated breath for that nip in the air to plan our evenings out. Be it a walk in the park, play in the park, or some jazz in the park, we wait for the perfect weather! Although this time the air won't be that nippy at the International Jazz Festival, held on the lush green lawns of Nehru Park, Chanakya Puri but you could certainly look forward to some beautiful symphonies orchestrated by artists from all over the world. Since 2011, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has been hosting the festival, mostly during winter and has always managed a great opening befitting a world class event. This year too, jazz aficionados will be seen showcasing some beautiful rhythmic alternations and diatonic, leaving the crowd wanting more towards the end of each performance. (c) Flickr Delhi has earned its place as the international destination for many events in the recent years. After major cities of the world organised a jazz festival each year, Delhi too marked its spot on the world map as an ardent connoisseur of the genre. But the beauty of the situation lies in how Delhi, is bringing people together through music. And not just any music, music that originated in the late nineteenth century within the African-American communities and flourished for half its life in the United States of America. Due to its very enriching technique and unique style, it quickly gained popularity, as it crossed moved across regions and soon out to the world. In India, the jazz culture was introduced in the 1920's and since then, India, especially the capital, has been witness to numerous Jazz concerts and shows. This year, like last year, Jazz will be held in the park with all its glory on September 23-25. Although ICCR hasn't put forth a list of artists yet, we're sure as hell, it won't be anything short of glamorous and soulful and we can't wait to keep up with the annual jazz binging tradition. To know more, visit the event page here.
  10. Early morning on the 3rd of March 2009, the Sri Lankan cricket team was on its way to Lahore's Gaddafi stadium for third day's play of their second Test match against Pakistan. But, little did they know that a group of terrorists were on their way through Liberty Chowk with the sole intention of carrying out a multi-pronged attack on the Lankan convoy. Using RPGs, hand grenades and guns, the attackers took aim at the bus carrying the cricketers. The Pakistani driver of the team's bus was shot, but in a remarkable feat of endurance and extraordinary presence of mind, he managed to drive the team away from the assault straight to safety. © Reuters Tragically, seven people were killed - including six policemen - and another 20 injured in the attack. The injured include seven members of the Sri Lankan cricket team. While the visiting cricketers literally dodged a bullet, the incident undeniably turned out to be the worst-ever blow to Pakistani cricket. Since then, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been trying to repair their reputation in international cricket. While the Pakistani cricket team was forced to play their so-called home fixtures in the UAE, an entire generation of their home fans were deprived of experiencing the game first-hand in a country where cricket is arguably the most-celebrated sport. © Reuters However, a successful edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this year which saw the final being held at the same Gaddafi stadium. It was a long-awaited show of defiance by Pakistan who didn't just silence their critics, but also proved a valid point to the international cricket teams who were earlier sceptical about sending their sides to the country on security concerns. Riding on the success of the PSL, PCB's bid to revive international cricket in Pakistan is on the verge of getting a major boost through the highly-anticipated World XI series. The Pakistani national team will be seen locking horns with the 15-man World XI squad comprised of players from all the top Test-playing countries in a three-match T20 series. It was special to play in Lahore infront of such passionate ppl. @PeshawarZalmi #Champions but Cricket was the winner #MoreThanJustAGame pic.twitter.com/RgImqfzNa2 — Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) March 5, 2017 The World XI side, coached by Andy Flower, will undergo a seven-day training camp in Dubai before travelling to Lahore for three T20s, starting from 10 September. And, for the first time in nearly nine years, fans in Pakistan will have a season of cricket in their country to look forward to. However, no matter how enthusiastic the fans and the Pakistan cricket board continue to be, the hurdles for the sub-continent giants to bring international fixtures back to the country doesn't seem to end. The latest hiccup came to light after Pakistan-born South African cricketer Imran Tahir revealed his plight to obtain his visa in a bid to play the World XI series. Me with my family were humiliated & expelled from Pak High Commission earlier today when I went to get visa to play for WorldXI in Pakistan pic.twitter.com/VByiqV4oFh — Imran Tahir (@ImranTahirSA) September 4, 2017 The 38-year-old took to Twitter to express his displeasure after being humiliated and expelled by Pakistan Consulate in Birmingham. "Me with my family were humiliated & expelled from Pak High Commission earlier today when I went to get visa to play for World XI in Pakistan," he tweeted. "I have undergone a very unfortunate situation in the Pakistani Consulate Birmingham today. I had visited Consulate to secure our Pakistani visas with my family members. After going through the painful trauma of waiting for long 5 hours I was expelled by the staff explaining that the office hours are over and they are closing the Consulate. It was only after the intervention of High Commissioner Ibn-e-Abbas who instructed the staff that we were issued visas. It's an irony that being Pakistani origin South African Cricketer and intended to play in World XI was treated so miserably. Hats off to High Commissioner Ibn-e-Abbas who rescued me," wrote Tahir. Imran sorry to read your post. We will have this investigated and action will be taken against those responsible. — Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) September 5, 2017 Reacting to Tahir's account of the treatment meted out to him and his family, Pakistan's Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal promised a detailed investigation and adequate action against those responsible. The mistreatment of Tahir and his family was surely unfortunate and the so-called assurances from the concerned authorities seemed nothing more than damage control. But, the entire episode, once again highlighted the plight of a country that is currently fighting tooth and nail to bring international cricket back home. For a cricket giant that has been in exile and whose cricketers have been forced to call neutral venues their adopted homes (in international cricket), successfully hosting the World XI series is not just their top priority, but arguably the need of the hour.
  11. Bollywood?s ?Dhak Dhak Girl? Madhuri Dixit is all set to release her first-ever English language Extended Play (EP), The Film Star. The EP will be launched with the debut single, ?Tu Hai Mera.? The special ode ?Tu Hai Mera? is a special effort from the actress who ruled the hearts of fans across the world for all the love and support she?s received from them, Bollywood Hungama reported. A fusion of classical Indian folk music with western pop lyrics and beats, the play will bring together the East and the West to create an iconic global sound and vibe. President and Founder of A&R Worldwide Sat Bisla along with Dixit, and her husband Shriram Nene in a meeting last year decided to create the multilingual soundtrack. Talking about ?Tu Hai Mera? Dixit said, ?Music has been a part of my life from the very beginning. I was pretty clear that I wanted to kickstart this new chapter with a sense of celebration and gratitude for my fans who have offered their unrelenting support and all their love no matter what. So what better way to embark on this journey than by celebrating their appreciation?? She said it was a ?pleasure to work with a team of talented individuals? who understand and appreciate the beauty of ?the East and West.? ?We were able to create something that really speaks to your soul. Our hope is that the audience will appreciate all the hard work our team has put into the project and that it moves them as much as it has affected us,? Dixit said. It recently surfaced that ABC Television is working on an American comedy series based on the life of Dixit in the US, which is executive produced by Dixit herself and Priyanka Chopra.
  12. This picture was released by North Korea?s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Sunday, purportedly showing leader Kim Jong-Un (centre) looking at a hydrogen bomb. Photo: AFP1 BEIJING: Countries around the world swiftly condemned North Korea´s announcement that it had tested a hydrogen bomb Sunday, with South Korea calling for the "strongest punishment" against Pyongyang while key ally China strongly condemned it. Tensions on the Korean peninsula have spiralled in recent weeks, with North Korea testing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and threatening to fire missiles towards the US Pacific island of Guam and President Donald Trump warning he would rain "fire and fury" on the country. Last week the North fired a missile over Japan and into the Pacific. South Korean President Moon Jae-In called for the "strongest punishment" against the North over its nuclear test, including new UN sanctions to "completely isolate" it. China, which is hosting a summit of the five BRICS nations, said it "expresses resolute opposition and strong condemnation" over Pyongyang´s sixth nuclear test, which was felt in Chinese cities hundreds of kilometres from North Korea´s borders. China, a key provider of aid and trade to the North, is seen as the only country holding any real influence over its truculent neighbour. But relations have become more strained in recent years, in part because of Pyongyang´s dogged pursuit of its nuclear programme in the face of international condemnation. The North should "stop taking mistaken actions which worsen the situation and are also not in line with its own interests, and effectively return to the track of solving the problem through dialogue," the Chinese foreign ministry said. President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin remained silent on the subject at the opening of the BRICS summit in Xiamen, which includes Brazil, India and South Africa. Trump condemns ?hostile? move US President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets, condemned North Korea testing hydrogen bomb. Photo: AFP/file Responding to the North Korean nuclear test, US President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets, condemned the it. He wrote, ?North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States.? ?..North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success,? he said. Trump further added, ?South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!? After North Korea sent a missile over Japan last week, Trump tweeted that the time for talks was over. "The US has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!" he wrote. Trump had previously pledged the North would not get an ICBM and has warned that Washington´s weapons are "locked and loaded". ?Creating serious threat? Russia´s foreign ministry however expressed "strongest condemnation" of Pyongyang´s actions, while adding "it is imperative to remain calm and to refrain from any actions that lead to a further escalation of tension". The ministry said it regretted that the leadership of North Korea was "creating a serious threat" for the region and warned that "the continuation of such a line is fraught with serious consequences" for Pyongyang. North Korea says conducts 'perfect' hydrogen bomb test An earthquake 5.6 was recorded near the country?s known nuclear test site Punggye-ri Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slammed the test as "absolutely unacceptable" and said North Korea´s nuclear and missile programmes now pose a more "grave and urgent" threat to his country. "Whether we can stop North Korea´s reckless actions that threaten world peace depends on the cooperation and solidarity of the international community," he added. French President Emmanuel Macron also called for a "very firm" response by the international community and urged the UN Security Council to "quickly react". EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said she was looking forward "to the UN Security Council addressing the matter and taking a firm and effective stand". NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg condemned the test as "yet another flagrant violation" of multiple UN Security Council resolutions. "NATO is concerned by Pyongyang´s destabilising pattern of behaviour, which poses a threat to regional and international security," he said. Pyongyang, for its part, called the nuclear detonation "a perfect success". The test was substantially larger than previous ones, generating a 6.3 magnitude earth tremor according to US monitors.
  13. ISLAMABAD: The Professional Squash Association (PSA) confirmed that it has sanctioned two PSA world tour events in Pakistan in December, after lifting a ban imposed in February 2017 which prevented the country from hosting international events due to security concerns. "The decision to impose the ban on Pakistan was made after extensive consultation with Sport Risk in relation to security issues but the PSA is now satisfied that there are no immediate security concerns,? stated the press release from Pakistan Squash Federation. Out of the two events to be held in Islamabad, one will be a men?s tournament having $50,000 prize money, while the other will be a women?s tournament with $25,000 prize amount
  14. Photobombing has taken the world by a storm as it has become an important ritual to appear in someone else's picture. Either with an intention to spoil it as a practical joke or mistakenly, which somehow always finds a way to crack people up! Imagine you and your group of friends trying to take a decent picture and it's ruined most adorably by a doggo walking into the frame! That's 'photobombing' for you. But, that wasn't the case with NASA Photographer, Joel Kowsky, who observed the International Space Station to feature it in a range of photos, flying in front of the sun. Yes, the entire situation has crossed boundaries to reach outer space, y'all! While people gathered in various areas in the US to catch a glimpse of the "Total Solar Eclipse" that took place for the first time in 99 years, the International Space Station decided to make a star appearance right when NASA was capturing the epic moment on camera. It's the moon, sunspots AND the station in front of the sun. @NASA photographer captures station transiting sun during #Eclipse2017 pic.twitter.com/hAVRINz0bv — Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) August 21, 2017 Image of #Eclipse2017, made from 7 frames, shows @Space_Station, as it transits the Sun near Banner, WY. Flickr: https://t.co/PQFAbVSR32 pic.twitter.com/k0Lwc3i1as — NASA (@NASA) August 21, 2017 Meanwhile, a handful of people thought the station as a sunspot, and NASA quickly took to Twitter to clear everyone's doubts by sharing a 7 frame image of the raddest photobomb moment EVER! Folks on Twitter, on the other hand, were swift enough to respond to NASA's tweet, like always. While some were amazed to see the photobomb, others were convinced it was be a tie fighter from Star Wars, adding a humorous stride to the story. Here are a couple of tweets that you'll definitely want to check out after the live solar eclipse coverage. Is it just me or are there lots of #TIEfighters? #starWars. I knew the aliens were going to watch the #solarEclipse with us pic.twitter.com/exiq80NyjJ — Janelle Purple (@janelle_purple) August 22, 2017 Huh. pic.twitter.com/AMdCpNhKMP — Daniel C. Houston (@Daniel_Houston) August 21, 2017 Amazing pic.twitter.com/GqvtzjK0x7 — Collin O'Donnell (@fgdcat17) August 21, 2017 pic.twitter.com/PWlyMmeDNW — MIXTER (@mixta110) August 21, 2017 Don't lie NASA, those are clearly TIE Bombers docking with the Death Star pic.twitter.com/VgPcmrhjxJ — Jason Rainville (@rhineville) August 21, 2017 What really happens during a solar eclipse.. #photobomb ðð pic.twitter.com/Y5LN7k4nlY — Christie Nicholls (@followchristie) August 21, 2017 NASA Moon (the Twitter handle) wasn't far behind when it came to trolling the entire world, by taking the ‘moon covering the sun' quite literally. Tthe team humorously blocked the NASA Sun's handle, which took everyone by surprise. Obviously, the moment the eclipse came to an end; the team didn't take much time to unblock the page as well. Well played, NASA, well played! HA HA HA I've blocked the Sun! Make way for the Moon. #SolarEclipse2017 pic.twitter.com/nZCoqBlSTe — NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) August 21, 2017
  15. Neymar-mania, which has engulfed France, landed briefly in neighbouring Switzerland on Tuesday where the Brazilian star became Handicap International's first-ever ambassador at a ceremony at the United Nations in Geneva. Paris Saint-Germain's new prize acquisition told reporters the opportunity to work with the organisation that advocates for the rights of disabled people marked "a unique moment" in his life. The event saw the 25-year-old forward elevated to the top of the giant "Broken Chair" monument, which sits in the main square outside the UN's European headquarters. Perched at the top of the monument -- erected two decades ago to honour those mutilated by landmines in conflict -- Neymar dribbled and kicked balls into the small crowd assembled below, sending a few over the guarded gate of the UN compound. Speaking later to reporters inside the UN, Neymar said his precise role with Handicap International had not yet been hammered out, but voiced hope it would "be a successful partnership". Handicap International said the footballer's mandate would be advocate for the rights of "people with disabilities in poor countries, victims of natural disasters and conflicts." Neymar earned rave reviews for his goalscoring debut with PSG this week, which followed a record 222-million-euro ($264m) transfer from former club Barcelona.
  16. 'Asian Bradman? Zaheer Abbas ISLAMABAD: ?Asian Bradman? Zaheer Abbas on Monday welcomed the Sri Lankan cricket board?s clearance to tour Pakistan, saying it was good news for a cricket-loving nation and would help revive international cricket here. Talking to APP, Zaheer said he has interaction with many foreign players and they are keen to play in Pakistan. Sri Lanka cricket board on Sunday approved a tour to Pakistan, with its chief Thilanga Sumathipala saying that after a security assessment the team had been cleared to play three Twenty20 internationals including at least one in Lahore. Sumathipala said he was keen to take his team to Pakistan as his security experts have given the go-ahead signal. ?We have three T20s coming up against Pakistan in September and we would like to play at least one of those games in Lahore,? Sumathipala said. Sri Lanka confirms considering touring Pakistan for T20s in September Sri Lanka Cricket chief says ?keen? to send the team to Pakistan, at least for one T20I Former Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, also known as the Run Machine, said, ?It is wonderful that a team (Sri Lanka) attacked in Lahore is keen to revive international cricket in Pakistan. It is a positive message for other foreign teams, leaving no excuse for them to not play here.? Zaheer, who had two stints as captain of the national team in 1981 and 1984, said he hoped everything goes well and Sri Lankan team?s tour leaves cherishable memories for the country. Speaking about skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, Zaheer said Sarfraz has proved his mettle as a team leader and under his captaincy cricket would flourish. Zaheer, currently associated with Sports Board Punjab (SBP), said they were planning to open academies in the entire Punjab province for male and female players.
  17. Just yesterday, A-lister and fashion's male equivalent to Sonam Kapoor—Ranbir Kapoor was spotted taking a casual stroll outside the Mumbai International Airport, sporting an international brand that's been on our radar lately. Actually, even on Justin Bieber's, and on Kanye's, Future's and everyone who's remotely into hype beast culture. For a guy who flat-out wears the best pieces in the industry, wearing a brand that's internationally acclaimed, makes sense. But, is this a first for an Indian actor? Absolutely not. Maybe not an actor per se, but Karan Johar is often spotted wearing the brand at airport terminals. In fact, this isn't even first for Ranbir himself. Here's what he wore a while ago, with this then-girlfriend Katrina Kaif. © Viral Bhayani In Hollywood—Bieber, Travis Scott, Kanye West and ASAP Rocky too are absolute Supreme soldiers. In not less than a week, they're spotted in at least 2-3 different outfits from the brand. Some stand-alone pieces off the brand and a few from its recent collaboration with Louis Vuitton, including the pop red trunk bags. But nevertheless, every outfit they wear, every logo sweat-shirt they don, almost becomes like catnip for every Hypebeast out there. And quite evidently, for Ranbir Kapoor too! © Just Jared © Just Jared © Complex Look, when you're as famous as Ranbir Kapoor, you can't afford to copy another celebrity. So to be clear, Mr. Kapoor's not a copy cat. He's just wearing the finest out there and Supreme happens to be one of the finest brands to own. From their OG logo T-shirts (that come in endless color variants) to layering pieces, to even blaring logo bags—Supreme is officially the biggest show off for Hollywood celebrities today. Plus, they've always been about limited edition gear. There's no reason why the cobbled streets of Hollywood have always been the brand's runway. Back to Mr. Kapoor, who's no less than a dope Indian Hypebeast himself, trusts his shoes before he trusts the world. Now that's a typical trait! But just like the textbook definition of a Hypebeast, he's also au courant with the biggest trends of the industry. Pairing a classic Supreme T-shirt with some true-blue layering, with distressed or at least what they're appearing as—glitter distressed jeans, Ranbir completed this Holly-approved outfit with high-top sneakers. But can we say these so-well-put-together pieces are just another example of the man's sartorial excellence? Well, let's absolutely say that.
  18. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said on Thursday that the international community has completely failed to prevent mass murders of Kashmiri Muslims by the Indian forces. He added that the state of India desires to turn the Muslim-majority areas in Kashmir into a minority. Speaking at his weekly press briefing, he said at least 15 Kashmiris were martyred by Indian forces in the ongoing week. Responding to a question, Zakaria said that the United States of America is revisiting its policy on Afghanistan, further adding that the only solution for the Afghan crisis is holding of dialogue between all the parties. He said Pakistan appreciates the dialogue initiative between Hizb-e-Islami and the Afghan government. "Dialogue should be held with all groups, including the Taliban," said the spokesperson. Zakaria reiterated that Pakistan has been hosting Afghan refugees for the last four decades and stressed that the country did not force any Afghan refugee to leave the country. "We want Afghan refugees to return back voluntarily with honour, he added. He said that Pakistan has been taking action against all militant groups without any distinction. The spokesperson said that India is using Afghan soil against Pakistan, adding that the country reserves the right to raise the issue with the US government.
  19. Newly elected PCB chairman Najam Sethi LAHORE: Newly elected Pakistan cricket chief Najam Sethi has vowed to bring international competition back to the country after years of isolation. Sethi made the promise after being elected chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a three-year term. The new chief, whose first term as chairman in 2013 was marred by court wrangling, said bringing international cricket back to Pakistan would be a challenging but worthwhile goal. "We need to show patience because it is related to the security situation in the country," Sethi told media. Barring a limited-over series against Zimbabwe in 2015, Pakistan has not hosted foreign squads since a militant attack targeted the visiting Sri Lankan team in 2009. Sethi said he hoped the planned World XI tour next month would pave the way for future competition in the country. Najam Sethi elected new PCB chairman Najam Sethi elected unopposed as new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board "We hope to bring a World XI for a three-match Twenty20 series and the next two-three months will bring more good news," said Sethi. The cricket boss said he will also attend an Asian Cricket Council meeting in Colombo Saturday where he hopes to persuade Sri Lanka to send their team to Pakistan. "We have invited Sri Lanka to play a few matches after their series with us and I will try to get a reply on that invitation," said Sethi. Pakistan are due to play a two-Test, three one-day and two Twenty20 match series with Sri Lanka in September-October, which will likely be held in the United Arab Emirates -- Pakistan´s neutral venue for its home series since 2009.
  20. Pakistan's Aisam ul Haq and Aqeel Khan pictured during Davis Cup ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will host two back-to-back International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures (Men's Professional Circuit events) before the end of the ongoing year. "We will host these events in November-December this year," President PTF Salim Saifullah told APP. He said each event would carry a prize purse of 15,000 US dollars. "The ITF has agreed to provide us 5,000 dollars for each of the events, while the rest of the amount will be borne by the PTF", he added. Saifullah said ITF Manager Training Centres and Events Frank Couraud came Pakistan on a five-day visit to discuss tennis development. He said Frank's visit would pave the way for high-profile ITF officials to travel to Pakistan. "I'll also invite ITF President to witness Davis Cup tie's final against Thailand in September," he said. He said Pakistan successfully hosted Davis Cup tie against Iran after a gap of 12 years, which he said was a turning point for promotion of tennis in the country. "The way we conducted Davis Cup tie against Iran has told the world that we are a sports loving nation and know how to respect international stars," he added. He said unfortunately Hong Kong decided against playing in Pakistan, otherwise people would have a lot of international activity here. He added that Pakistan was fully prepared to host Thailand for Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group-II final in September. "Hosting of Thailand would further enhance the credentials of Pakistan to hold ITF events.?
  21. <p class="MsoNormal">After the incredible success of ‘Baahubali', the cast of the film has gained popularity internationally. It's not just Prabhas who became a superstar overnight but even Rana Daggubati is a huge name now. While the actor is gearing up for his new film ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri', we have another exciting news for all his fans.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">There are rumours that the actor is going global. The Telugu actor has a huge announcement to make as The London Digital Movie & TV Studios, a UK-based studio, has signed him as the Asian Ambassador. And that's just not it; he has also signed his first international film with them.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Looks like it's just not Tollywood who loves Rana but soon he is going to woo audience other than in India. The project is set to go on floors in 2018. The rest of the details are yet to be known but we are very excited about Rana going global.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Well, it surely is Rana's year. He is all set to even make his TV debut in a Telugu show ‘Yaari No 1'. We look forward to seeing Rana in a hot avatar, and we bet he will ace this as well.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Meanwhile, the actor's film ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri' is set to hit the theatres on August 11, where Rana is paired opposite Kajal Aggarwal. This is the first time the two have teamed together and their fans are very excited to see them together on the silver screen. </p> <iframe title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="1" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0WVqKbGN3RI"></iframe> <p> </p> <p> </p>
  22. A three-man crew from Italy, Russia and the United States on Friday blasted off from Kazakhstan for a five-month mission on the International Space Station. Footage broadcast by Russia's space agency Roscosmos showed the Soyuz craft carrying NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency take off from the Baikonur cosmodrome. "Everything is ok," said Russian mission control. The arrival of the three astronauts will boost the ISS back up to its full capacity of six for the time since April, after Russia decided to cut the number of its cosmonauts to two. NASA has responded to Russia's reduction by boosting the number of astronauts that will operate in its half of the ISS. In total, four astronauts -- Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer, Bresnik and Nespoli -- will now conduct experiments in the NASA-run segment, with Ryazansky joining Fyodor Yurchikhin to man the Russian section. Bresnik said at a pre-launch press conference on Thursday that the extra member would help the crew conduct experiments as well as carry out repairs. "There is a ton of science to do," he enthused ahead of the six-hour flight. Bresnik -- who is on his second flight -- also praised the work of Whitson, Fischer and Yurchikhin, already aboard the orbital lab. "They've really got their groove on. They are working very, very well. They have good technique and tempo," he said. Ryazansky, 42, who is embarking on his third stint aboard the ISS said at the press conference that he would be taking a small gnome into space in tribute to a song beloved by his family. At 60-year-old and with 174 days logged in space, Nespoli is the most experienced of the three fliers, but the Italian made it clear his love for space travel hasn't faded over time with a tweet showing him pulling his space suit on Friday. "Beam me up S?oyuz! Hitching another ride soon to the ," he wrote. The $100-billion ISS space laboratory has been orbiting Earth at about 28,000 kilometres per hour (17,000 miles per hour) since 1998. Space is one of the few areas of international cooperation between Russia and the US that has not been wrecked by tensions over Ukraine and Syria.
  23. <p>The Toronto International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals out there and it is a matter of great pride for us that three Indian movies will be representing the country there this year. </p> <p>Along with great movies from US, Britain, France, Germany, and Spain, Hansal Mehta's ‘Omerta', Anurag Kashyap's ‘Mukkabaaz', and Bornila Chatterjee's ‘The Hungry' will also have their world premiere at the film festival to be held from September 7-17.</p> <p>Omerta, starring National Award-winning actor Rajkumar Rao, follows the infamous British-born terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who kidnapped and murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002. Director Hansal Mehta shared the exciting news on Twitter. </p> <p dir="ltr" lang="en"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OMERTA?src=hash">#OMERTA</a> will have it's world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017 (<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TIFF2017?src=hash">#TIFF2017</a>). Congratulations & love to the team! <a href="https://t.co/1mv5q3pV1s">pic.twitter.com/1mv5q3pV1s</a></p> — Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) <a href="https://twitter.com/mehtahansal/status/889852154994987010">July 25, 2017</a> <p>Mehta said in a statement: "'Omerta' is my most provocative film so far. It is a chilling political thriller - a reminder of the volatile times we live in. I'm delighted for the entire team that has patiently and diligently worked on this very difficult film."</p> <p>Another highly anticipated title at the festival is Anurag Kashyap's Mukkabaaz which shows the journey of a lower-caste boxer and his struggle to make his mark in the boxing world.</p> <p class="articleimg"><img id="ed-img" class="art-lazy imwidth-full" title="Indian Films Will Be Screened At The Toronto International Film Festival" data-original="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/indian-films-will-be-screened-at-the-toronto-international-film-festival-740x400-2-1501238803.jpg" alt="Indian Films Will Be Screened At The Toronto International Film Festival" src="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/indian-films-will-be-screened-at-the-toronto-international-film-festival-740x400-2-1501238803.jpg" />© Twitter</p> <p>Based on Shakespeare's bloody tragedy 'Titus Andronicus', ‘The Hungry' unfolds at a big fat Indian wedding and features Naseeruddin Shah, Sayani Gupta and Tisca Chopra.</p> <p class="articleimg"><img id="ed-img" class="art-lazy imwidth-full" title="Indian Films Will Be Screened At The Toronto International Film Festival" data-original="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/indian-films-will-be-screened-at-the-toronto-international-film-festival-740x400-3-1501238829.jpg" alt="Indian Films Will Be Screened At The Toronto International Film Festival" src="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/indian-films-will-be-screened-at-the-toronto-international-film-festival-740x400-3-1501238829.jpg" />© Twitter</p> <p>All of these movies have such interesting storylines and it's amazing to see they're getting recognized on such a huge platform. It just shows that Indian film industry can produce films with substance, but maybe the audience is just not ready for it yet. </p>
  24. Mickey Arthur poses with the silverware after Pakistan beat India to win Champions Trophy 2017 LAHORE: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said Wednesday he hoped a proposed tour of the World XI to the South Asian country would bring the embattled nation a step closer to reviving international cricket. Pakistan have not hosted international cricket - barring a limited over series against Zimbabwe in 2015 - since terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. And Monday´s blast in Lahore which killed 26 people has again cast doubts over the World XI tour planned for mid September this year. However, Arthur said he regretted Pakistan´s isolation. "The isolation is being very hard on Pakistan cricket," Arthur told AFP. "PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) is doing an unbelievable job in trying to resurrect international cricket. I just hope the World XI tour goes ahead and that will almost be the curtain raiser to, hopefully, get some international cricket back." Pakistan has been forced to play home matches in the United Arab Emirates. "Every international match we play as a unit we are playing effectively away from home, away our own conditions and that makes it doubly difficult," he said. PCB seeking change in World XI schedule to include major int?l players Some of the major players not available during last week of September: sources "Look, I definitely think it affects all cricket. The first class cricketers in Pakistan are not able to see their stars playing at home and are not able to lift their standards so it´s a vicious circle," he added. Arthur said Pakistan´s Champions Trophy win in England last month will change impressions. "I think Pakistan was always a destination where it was hard to come and win. I was the coach of the South African team which came here in 2007. "We won the Test and one-day series and that was a massive win and achievement because not many sides had come and won in Pakistan."
  25. <p>Remember the time designers stopped copying each other? Neither do I. Call it a sad reality or a design instinct taught in unfortunate design colleges—the Indian fashion industry sings songs of a massive chor bazaar! Flagbearer of the rooster (cc: India Couture Week'17), ace designer Rohit Bal was at the receiving end recently and reacted promptly by patenting his designs. So, if you are thinking about stealing Mr. Bal's designs, think twice! </p> <p>Point being, people copy. There's a reason why ZARA exists (allegedly). But this one here is even bigger. It's about an A-list celebrity and one of the coolest menswear dudes in Bollywood a.k.a. Shahid Kapoor wearing a blatant copy. What we are talking about here is Shahid Kapoor's really sharp charcoal grey IIFA suit. This was an unapologetic, shameless copy of Belgian fashion designer and Dior menswear director, Kris Van Assche's A/W 2013 design. It was copied...perfectly! So much so that it's safe to say—self-proclaimed Indian couturier, Anuj Madaan really upped the ante for Mr. Kapoor's big night in New York.</p> <p>Here's a picture of Shahid Kapoor sporting a custom-made Anuj Madaan suit...</p> <p class="articleimg"><img id="ed-img" class="art-lazy imwidth-500" title="Shahid Kapoor's IIFA Suit Was A Shameless Copy Of An International Designer" src="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/shahid-kapoors-iifa-suit-was-a-shameless-copy-of-an-international-designer-500-1-1501075257.jpg" alt="Shahid Kapoor's IIFA Suit Was A Shameless Copy Of An International Designer" data-original="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/shahid-kapoors-iifa-suit-was-a-shameless-copy-of-an-international-designer-500-1-1501075257.jpg" />© Standard.UK</p> Seen It <p>And here's a snapshot from Kris Van Assche's A/W 2013 show. (Or if we may, the master key to Mr. Madaan's creative bubble...)</p> <p class="articleimg"><img id="ed-img" class="art-lazy imwidth-500" title="Shahid Kapoor's IIFA Suit Was A Shameless Copy Of An International Designer" src="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/shahid-kapoors-iifa-suit-was-a-shameless-copy-of-an-international-designer-500-2-1501075295.jpg" alt="Shahid Kapoor's IIFA Suit Was A Shameless Copy Of An International Designer" data-original="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/shahid-kapoors-iifa-suit-was-a-shameless-copy-of-an-international-designer-500-2-1501075295.jpg" />© Standard.UK</p> Style Do <p>What came to us as a bigger shocker was the way the suit was styled as well. Just like Kris' 2013 show—Shahid wore the suit with a black shirt inside. The only difference here is that he wore derby shoes instead of oxfords. (Anisha Jain hope you are listening?). This is a perfect case of "steal my homework but don't copy it completely".</p> <p>All in all, good news: Anuj Madaan makes impeccable INSPIRED copies of Internationally acclaimed designers who've defined and re-defined the future of menswear. He really does have a bright future ahead. Bad news: we'll be here reporting your nasty-a** to the internet!</p>