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  1. 'More men than women have serious problems, and patients who are overweight are at higher risk,' says medic
  2. World Bank, IMF say suspending debt payments would provide 'a global sense of relief for developing countries'
  3. The worldometers site showed that number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan reached 169,942 with 18 deaths, which triggered a panic
  4. Call Of Duty: Warzone is literally taking the world by storm right now. It's the hottest new battle royale title to attract millions of players worldwide just in its honeymoon phase. Yesterday, the developers revealed that the game had managed to hit 15 million players worldwide. Now, that's an insane number because it hasn't even been that long since it came out. Heck, it hasn't even been that long since people knew that it existed. Activision managed to keep the game under the curtain for a long time. They revealed the game just a day before the release. We crossed 15 million players earlier today, thank you #Warzone fans. #FreeCallofDuty pic.twitter.com/6Xw7MyFk2C â Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) March 14, 2020Honestly, nobody knew that it even existed until 4 days back. And now, it already has 15 million players playing it worldwide. That's more than double the 6 million who'd started playing it in the first 24 hours. Just to put things into perspective, Respawn's Apex Legends was up to 10 million players in its first three days. And Fortnite, on the other hand, took weeks to get attract 10 million players. Obviously, the number will go down over the days, as it did for Apex too. © Activision After all, not all games can get a steady source of traffic and build a following so quickly. It's just a matter of time when the hype goes down. COD Warzone will have truly made it the day it achieves Fortnite's level of popularity and relevance in the world. It's highly unlikely, but we bet Activision will do anything in its power to achieve some crazy numbers. View the full article
  5. Buckingham Palace said the queen´s diary commitments had been changed "as a sensible precaution and for practical reasons in the current circumstances".
  6. Ever since the makers of Angrezi Medium announced that Irrfan Khan will make a comeback on the big screen, his fans have been eagerly waiting for the movie to release in the theatres. The story is about a single father who is ready to go to any extent to make sure his daughter Tarika (Radhika Madam) gets to fulfil her dream of studying at an esteemed university in London. Well, the movie has finally released and the audience verdict is also out and the reactions are surprisingly mixed. While some found it interesting, others called it a flat-out disappointment. @irrfank is an actor par excellence.Then there is #DeepakDobriyal to compliment.@radhikamadan is also superb ! #AngreziMedium is a fun, emotional & beautiful ï¸ â Mirchi RJ Charu (@Mirchi_Charu) March 13, 2020#AngreziMedium - A DECENT Film#IrrfanKhan & #DeepakDobriyal are the lifeline. Film has both emotions & humour as promised by the trailer but lacks consistency. It entertains in parts. Direction is average. Editing is weak. One Time Watch! Rating: â­â­â­#AngreziMediumReview â Aavishkar (@aavishhkar) March 13, 2020Couldn't Hookup with this, Performances were good but #HindiMedium was Gold ï¸.. Overall An Okay movie.. Maybe I've expected more. 2/2#AngreziMedium#AngreziMediumReview https://t.co/YkeTuJKYeK â Pawan Kalyan (@Pa1Kalyan06) March 13, 2020#AngreziMedium Super Duper High On Content!! @irrfank IS A PERFECTIONIST! #homiadajania Brilliant Direction, @TripathiiPankaj @RanvirShorey amazing work! @MaddockFilms @jiostudios @jayantilalgada pic.twitter.com/4bCiJQiPSR â Manohar Wadhwani (@manoharwadhwani) March 13, 2020What a waste of a great cast of #AngreziMedium . The film just keeps dragging itself to unnecessary things instead of focusing on the core issue. Potential ruined entirely. Feel bad for Irrfan Khan and Deepak Dobriyal, they were so amazing in the film. â abhi changer (@abhichanger) March 13, 2020#OneWordReview...#AngreziMedium: MEDIOCRE. Rating: â­ï¸â­ï¸ Pales when compared to its predecessor #HindiMedium... Appeals in parts, not in totality... Writing of convenience... #Irrfan and #DeepakDobriyal superb. #RadhikaMadan decent. #Kareena, #Dimple wasted. #AngreziMediumReview pic.twitter.com/zDgFWRdL5J â taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 13, 2020Watched #AngreziMedium it was a super movie . it's a must watch Movie for everyone with family its a complete combo pack dhamaka of comedy & emotions with a very good message. i like it very very much. @irrfank Sir May god bless you i hope it will be a blockbuster . â Mohit K Bathija (@mohit_5544) March 13, 2020There are a few people who are still very eager to watch the movie but are avoiding it because of the Coronavirus outbreak in the country. Owing to the deadly virus, the movie will not be screened in Delhi, Kerala, and UT of Jammu and Kashmir, as of now, and there are people who are requesting the producers to release the movie on Prime Video or any other OTT platform. @bookmyshow @INOXMovies @CMOMaharashtra I have booked 4 ticked for today at Malad Inorbit for Angrezi Medium, was planning 5o visit with family ,request you to cancel the same as I don't think it's safe to visit crowded place due to ongoing coronavirus as the cases are increasing â Rittesh Rathi (@ritteshrathi) March 13, 2020@MaddockFilms @RanvirShorey @kikusharda @radhikamadan01 Please release ANGREZI MEDIUM on Netflix or any other OTT platform major theatres are shut down in so many cities because of Corona virus â Queen K (@11bhavyavyas) March 12, 2020 Well, the theatres getting shut in the national capital will surely affect the box office collection of the movie. Trade analyst Girish Johar told Zoom, âIt is a big blow to the film industry as Delhi is among the key markets for Hindi films. It is a big revenue loss for sure. The makers of Angrezi Medium have gone ahead with the nationwide release except in Delhi, Kerala and Jammu & Kashmir. I am expecting the film to lose out on 30 to 40 per cent business because of the fractured release.â For those who arenât able to see the movie, you will have to wait until the theatres are back in action. Let's hope the wait will be worth it. View the full article
  7. Coronavirus pandemic has killed over 4,500 people while infecting more than 124,000 in 113 countries and territories
  8. The cast of the hit US sitcom 'Friends' is reuniting for a 25th anniversary special, much to the delight of fans
  9. Ayushmann Khurrana is the only man who has never let us down with his movies, and it's safe to assume he never will. The guy gives back-to-back hits, a great performance after another, and hopefully, his streak will continue throughout his career. His latest release is no different; it's a shubh mangal day for Ayushmann as his movie Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is already being considered a hit online. That's what happens when you're unproblematic and do incredible movies, everyone should take notes, tbh. As everyone knows, the plot of the movie is about same-*** marriages and it can be a tricky topic to approach since it can get problematic very quickly, if not portrayed well. But, going by the reviews, looks like director Hitesh Kewalya managed to perfectly bring a romance to life and gave an important message about family and love. #ShubhMangalZyaadaSaavdhan the steak continues for @ayushmannk he has tat Midas touch, brilliant acting n story captures today's issue n tackles it,hats off to everyone #ShubhMangalZyadaSavdhaan is a hit, #ayushmanbhava Another feather in his success. pic.twitter.com/PwftsIpG7o â ZeA (@nitecrawlerz) February 21, 2020Isn't that a good thing? #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan interval: I am dead laughing . â badal: the cloud ï¸ (@badal_bnftv) February 21, 2020That's saying a lot. .@ayushmannk #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan is fantastic so far. The way they have treated the topic is so different from the way homosexuality has been dealt with in Bollywood. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/oHFFdJPK3e â Mayukh Majumdar (@themayukhsutra) February 21, 2020And, I oop- #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan is pretentious, preachy and at times even boring. Issue lies in poor screenplay with forced one-liners, no connect in the narrative & multiple on your face monologues. Some sub-plots are illogical, performance of entire cast stands out. â­â­ (2 Stars) â Himesh (@HimeshMankad) February 21, 2020That's a first. A must watch movie. First movie in bollywood not mocking homosexuality and actually accepting it. Movie did not disappoint at all. Watched it first day first show. Loved it @ayushmannk and jeetu bhaiya #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan pic.twitter.com/zGqO4lexQF â Bhumika ia #HeartBreakWeather â̽â̽ (@alwayslou24) February 21, 2020The actor that stands out. #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan is really enjoyable, funny, weird and audacious. Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao are top notch. Entire supporting cast actually. And Ayushmann continues having a ball and doing what no one else would. â lÉɯÉÊÉ¥s (@ShyFyy) February 20, 2020That's a balanced review. #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan - Bog-standard flick, depicts the homosexuality subject with maturity but lacks soul, falls flat in comical sequences . Ayushman & the entire star cast did a fine job , but couldnât rise above the lackluster script. Might work with youth. Rating- â­ï¸â­ï¸ â Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) February 21, 2020Okay, then. #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan is an AVERAGE watch! Filled with Funny & Witty dialogues. 99% of the laughs are caused by Gajraj Rao, Manurishi, Neena Gupta & Sunita Rajwar. However story & screenplay are average. Editing is lazy. Music is okay. Climax is heart-warming. Rating: â­â­1/2 â Aavishkar (@aavishhkar) February 21, 2020So many fire emojis. Watched #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan Rating- â­ï¸ â­ï¸ â­ï¸.5/5 COMEDY+EMOTION = Perfect Commercial Movie â¢AYUSHMANN DOES IT AGAIN â¢JEETU IS GOOD ð» â¢Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao are The new girl is also good at acting â¢Supporting Roles -JEETUâs brother & vakeel are pic.twitter.com/q3IFXQXs5l â Dracoâ¡ï¸161-287â¡ï¸ (@DracoRKF) February 21, 2020Hmm. #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan will be yet another success story for @ayushmannk. It's a brave film which presents a sensitive Topic in very interesting and Impactful way. The first half is simply Laugh riot & Second half explores few emotions and has Laughing Moments too. 4 STARS !! pic.twitter.com/2v3n9QieeM â Box Office Stats (@boxoffice_stats) February 21, 2020That's promising. #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan : is a victory for cinema and artists after years of stereotyping #homosexuality. It creates a brand new thought process for the average regressive Indian audience. #AyushmannKhurrana is brilliant and the supporting cast - âpricelessâ. A laugh riot . pic.twitter.com/9E7owMZ6OA â bollywoodofficial (@bollynews_ind) February 21, 2020 View the full article
  10. Elon Musk is known to be very frank, honest and sometimes witty and thereâs no denying that he likes to take a few digs at rivals and competitors as well. And now, he has tweeted a dig at WhatsApp. Tesla CEO thinks that the popular messaging app WhatsApp is not great at security and prone to hacks. Musk tweeted a meme highlighting a new emoji that indicates the messaging app comes with a âfree phone hack.â New emoji! Last one comes with free phone hack. pic.twitter.com/T3jjwZycog â Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 6, 2020 Facebook's security advisory had also explained the issue and said, "A vulnerability in WhatsApp Desktop when paired with WhatsApp for iPhone allows cross-site scripting and local file reading. Exploiting the vulnerability requires the victim to click a link preview from a specially crafted text message.â © Reuters The âfree phone hack" is probably a dig at WhatsAppâs recent lapses in security. WhatsApp was in the news recently. Earlier this week, reports claimed that a WhatsApp bug would let hackers read files on a victimâs computer. Investigators believe that Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezosâ iPhone was hacked and compromised after he received a video on WhatsApp that fetched personal data. In a similar fashion, 1,400 journalists and human rights activists' phones were also broken into by Pegasus software from Israel-based NSO Group last year. View the full article
  11. Ever since 2004, the Saw series has been synonymous with torture-porn, grisly moral experiments and bringing R-Rated, no-holds barred violence back in vogue for horror fans across the globe. The series has gone on to become one of the genre's most successful franchises of all time. Off a collective budget of $77 million, the films have gone on to rake in nearly $1 billion at the box office, adjusted for inflation. That's not to say that things didn't go stale - after Saw 3D released in 2010, the series suffered a 7-year gap before Jigsaw, a reboot of sorts, which appealed primarily to longtime fans. With the 9th film, titled The Organ Donor under works, this begs the question - after 8 films, what does it take to make the series interesting again? According to comedian Chris Rock, the answer might be comedy. Speaking to IGN, Rock was quoted saying, “A lot of times I go to a movie or I watch a TV show and I go: 'Wow, you know, two jokes would have made a big difference in that.' I love Saw, but I was like: 'Wow, it has almost no humor at all”. There's a point to be made there. The series has always been clear and upfront about its intentions to revolt and simultaneously fascinate its audience with its elaborately designed death-traps, yet its characters seem to do little other than what is expected of them. Rock took this idea quite seriously, and penned down a story idea which he then pitched to Lionsgate Films. The studio approved of it immediately - “Completely reverential to the legacy of the material while reinvigorating the brand with his wit, creative vision and passion for this classic horror franchise,” commented Lionsgate CEO Joe Drake. That sounds good, doesn't it? It still pales in comparison to what the studio did next - in a move that no one saw coming, they managed to bring in someone we never expected to be part of the franchise - Samuel L. Jackson himself. The veteran actor is famous for portraying fearless badasses on screen - the kind of character the series was desperately missing, and which may pair well alongside Rock's comedic intentions. Rock will reportedly star as a police officer on the trail of a potentially new killer, with Samuel L. Jackson appearing as his father. While some longtime fans might be doubtful of jokes making it into an otherwise serious franchise, Rock suggests that on the edit table, things are still very much as Jigsaw would have it. “The new Saw, I've seen like a rough cut,” shared Rock. “It's still Saw… it's bloody, it's gory, but there's like a sprinkling of humor here and there. We're not revamping it, it's not Scary Movie, it's Saw.” Whatever happens, there will be blood. The film makes its way into cinemas on May 15, 2020. View the full article
  12. An image grab from footage obtained from the state-run Iran Press news agency on January 10, 2020 shows Iran´s civil aviation chief Ali Abedzadeh delivering a press statement in Tehran. Photo: AFP/ Ho/Iran PressTEHRAN: Iran's Civil Aviation Organisation chief Ali Abedzadeh said on Friday he was confident that a Ukrainian airliner which crashed after taking off from Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport was not hit by a missile. "One thing is for certain, this airplane was not hit by a missile," Abedzadeh told a news conference in Tehran after Britain and Canada both said intelligence sources suggested a catastrophic error by Iranian air defence batteries had downed the aircraft. "The information in the black boxes ... is crucial for the aviation organisation to make a statement," Abedzadeh said, adding that they were intact and under examination. Also read: Iran says US suspecting Tehran shot Ukraine plane by mistake makes 'no sense' Dismissing allegations against Iran, he said that "any remarks made before the data is extracted ... is not an expert opinion." The statements from Britain and Canada came as video footage emerged that appeared to show the moment the airliner was hit. The footage, which The New York Times said it had verified, shows a fast-moving object rising to an angle into the sky before a flash is seen, which dims and then continues moving forward. Several seconds later an explosion is heard. "We have seen some videos. We confirm that the airplane was on fire for 60 to 70 seconds," Abedzadeh said. But "that it was hit by something cannot be scientifically correct," he added.
  13. A general view of the US Embassy at the Green zone in Baghdad, Iraq January 7, 2020. Photo: ReutersBAGHDAD: Two rockets crashed late Wednesday into Baghdad’s Green Zone, the high-security enclave where foreign embassies including the US mission are based, security sources told AFP. Just before midnight, AFP correspondents in Baghdad heard two loud blasts followed by the wailing security sirens of the Green Zone. The attack came nearly 24 hours after Tehran launched ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases housing American and other coalition forces, which did not cause casualties. The strikes were in retaliation for a US drone strike that killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis last week. Muhandis had been the deputy head of the Hashed al-Shaabi, a web of armed groups incorporated into the Iraqi state but which also have close ties to Tehran. Read also: Iran says it respects sovereignty of Iraq, a day after missiles launch The United States had accused Hashed groups of being behind a string of rocket attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad and bases hosting American troops across the country. On Wednesday, the Hashed’s hardline factions vowed they, too, would take revenge for the US raid. Paramilitary chief Qais al-Khazali — blacklisted as a "terrorist" by the US — said Iraq’s response to the US "will be no less than the size of the Iranian response." Harakat al-Nujaba, a hardline Hashed faction, vowed to avenge Muhandis. "To American soldiers: Do not close your eyes. Revenge for the martyr Muhandis is coming at the hands of Iraqis — until the last soldier among you leaves," it said. US has restored 'level of deterrence' on Iran: PentagonUS Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday said Washington had re-established some deterrence toward Iran in the wake of the January 3 drone strike that killed Soleimani. Esper also downplayed the firing of two rockets into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone late Wednesday, where the US and other foreign embassies are located and many US troops are based. Read also: Trump says Iran standing down, US 'ready to embrace peace' "We should have some expectation that the Shia groups, either directed or not directed by Iran, will continue in some way, shape or form to try and undermine our presence there, either politically or, you know, take some type of kinetic actions against us or do Lord-knows-what," Esper told reporters. Iran standing down, US 'ready to embrace peace': TrumpOn Wednesday US President Donald Trump offered peace to Iran, saying Tehran was "standing down" after missile strikes on US troop bases in Iraq that resulted in no American or Iraqi deaths. Trumps comments came as tensions between Washington and Tehran soared. Will strike 'resounding blow' if Israel is attacked: Netanyahu warns Iran Addressing a press conference at the White House, Trump said the targeted military bases suffered 'minimal damage' owing to "precautions and an early warning system" that helped save lives when the missiles were fired. "The American people should be happy. I am pleased to announce that no US soldiers were hurt in the attack last night by the Iran regime," he said. "Iran seems to be standing down which is good for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world," he said. Read more: Khamenei says Iran strike on US bases ‘a slap in the face’ for Washington Can the Iranian army confront the might of the American military? What has transpired since US killed Iran's Soleimani?
  14. In the local market gold moved up Rs2,600 to Rs93,400/tola from Rs90,800/tola. Photo: ReutersKARACHI: Gold prices hit an all-time high of Rs93,400/tola on Monday in Pakistan following tensions between United States and Iran, reported The News. Tehran and Washington are at loggerheads following the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani last week in Baghdad disrupting various investment markets. Read more: Trump warns Iran of 'major retaliation', threatens sanctions on Iraq In the local market, gold moved up Rs2,600 or 2.86 per cent to Rs93,400/tola from Rs90,800/tola, according to the publication. President All Sindh Saraf Jewellers Association Haroon Chand said the Iran-US tension was the major cause behind the increase in prices of gold in the international market, while other reasons also contributed. Local jewellers claimed the price of 10-gram gold also moved up Rs2,230 to Rs80,075. In the international market, the prices of the yellow metal increased $26 to $1,578 per ounce, the highest in the last five months. Read also: Gold price reach record high of Rs90,800 “Whenever there is uncertainty and a war-like situation around the world, people invest in gold, which is considered a safe haven,” Chand said. He said there were other reasons as well besides Iran-US tension. “The US is not increasing interest rate, nor are there any new jobs being created, so the dollar is also weakening and people are moving towards gold as a mode of investment,” he added. Chand added the performance of the real estate market in the US also remained below than expectations in 2019, which was also moving investment towards gold. Given the situation, the trader said, gold was likely to take international market beyond $1,600 per ounce. Muhammad Shafi Khan, a senior goldsmith, told The News that the sale of jewellery had also declined considerably in the last week. “Only investors are buying pure gold bars for investment purpose, while jewellery sale is down,” Khan said. Khan said the international market was moving around $1,590 per ounce, while 95 per cent to 99 per cent local people had no means to buy gold. “Less than one per cent are coming to buy gold. They have no issue with the price and can afford gold, while 99 per cent of the people are going for artificial jewellery,” he said. The goldsmith added the two to three days would be crucial. “If tensions increase and war starts gold can go to an all-time high,” he said. In the past, gold in the international market once peaked to $1,938 per ounce. “If the situation calms down, it can go down $1,500 or below,” he said.
  15. England celebrate after Joe Denly dismissed Elgar. Photo: AFPSouth African opening batsman Dean Elgar insisted that he was "very confident" he should not have been given out on Monday during the second Test against England at Newlands. Elgar, who made 88 in the first innings, fell for 34 when he was given out caught behind by Jos Buttler off Joe Denly's occasional leg-spin, despite referring the decision. "I wouldn't waste a referral knowing that I've nicked it. I don't play cricket like that," the 32-year-old told Sky Sports. "I like to see myself as someone who takes their outs when they're definitely out. "It's a bit of an emotional time when those kind of things happen. Obviously I had to simmer down and watching the footage, I could still say that I haven't hit it." The left-hander pushed forward against Denly's delivery, with a faint 'spike' on UltraEdge enough for TV umpire Chris Gaffaney to uphold Paul Reiffel's on-field decision of out. South Africa closed the fourth day in Cape Town on 126-2 in pursuit of a world-record 438 for victory, with England needing eight more wickets on Tuesday to level the series at 1-1. "I'm going to reserve my comments because I don't want to get into trouble by the ICC, but as a player I can say that I'm very confident that I didn't nick it," added Elgar. "Sometimes you have those things go your way and sometimes you don't. "Unfortunately today, again I was feeling a million dollars, it just didn't work out for us. But saying that, we've still got guys in the shed." Elgar was England batsman Denly's first Test victim.
  16. Flares are seen over the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, December 31, 2019. REUTERS/FilesBAGHDAD: Two rockets hit near the US embassy in Iraq's capital Sunday, witnesses told AFP, shortly after the deadline from a hardline pro-Iran faction for local troops to get away from US forces. The vehemently anti-American group, Kataeb Hezbollah, had warned Iraqi security forces to "get away" from US troops at joint bases across Iraq by 5PM (1400 GMT). Sunday's attack marks the 14th time rockets have been fired towards US installations in Iraq over the last two months.
  17. Photo: ReutersJAKARTA: Nine people died after Indonesia´s capital was hit by its deadliest flooding in years, authorities said Wednesday, as torrential rains on New Year´s Eve left vast swathes of the megalopolis submerged. Thousands were evacuated to temporary shelters as electricity was switched off in scores of waterlogged neighbourhoods across greater Jakarta, home to about 30 million people, with some train lines and one of the city´s airports also shut. Indonesia´s National Disaster Mitigation Agency called on residents to leave flood-hit areas. "The first priority is saving lives," said agency head Doni Monardo. A 16-year-old was electrocuted by a power line, while three more people died of hypothermia, according to the disaster agency. "My son´s body was covered with newspaper when my two other children passed by," said Fadrid, who identified himself as the dead teen´s father. "People asked them whether they knew the victim. If they hadn´t been passing by, we wouldn´t have known my son had been killed," he told AFP. Among the victims was an elderly couple trapped inside their home in a district where floodwaters reached as high as four metres (13 feet) after a river burst its banks. Another victim drowned while four people were killed after the Tuesday evening downpour triggered landslides in the city´s outskirts. "We have shut down power (in many areas) to avoid more electrical shocks," Ikhsan Asaad, an official at state firm PLN, told AFP. Asaad said he could not estimate how many residents had been affected by the power shutdown. "We´re currently focusing on taking measures to ensure people´s safety," he added. Angelina Widiyanti was among scores of residents whose houses were flooded with their possessions ruined by the disaster. "We´ve had flooding several times before but it was never this high," she said from her home, where the power had been cut. "We weren´t prepared for this." Authorities said about 19,000 people were evacuated, but that figure did not include residents in Jakarta´s satellite cities. "We´re evacuating people right now," Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan told reporters. "Everyone living near rivers should anticipate (more) flooding," he added. Images from across the region showed waterlogged homes and cars submerged in muddy floodwaters, while some people took to paddling in small rubber lifeboats or tyre inner-tubes to get around. The disaster marked Jakarta´s worst flooding since 2013 when several dozen people were killed when the city was inundated by monsoon rains. Jakarta is regularly hit by floods during Indonesia´s rainy season, which started in late November. On Wednesday, service at Halim Perdanakusuma airport, which handles commercial and military planes, was temporarily shut due to severe flooding on its runways, according to the transport ministry. Many flights were transferred to Jakarta´s main Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
  18. Photo: FileKARACHI: The metropolis' cold weather was expected to intensify in January 2020, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Director Sardar Sarfaraz said Monday. Karachi had recorded its lowest temperature — at 9.2°C — in the current winter season, he said. Prior to the current record, the city recorded its lowest at 9.5°C. Western winds were expected to enter Balochistan from Iran from January 3, likely bringing rain to both Balochistan and Sindh, he added. Record-breaking winter The current winter season is on a spree of breaking all previous records, as mercury in Peshawar dropped to a freezing -1°C after 36 years. Karachi, on the other hand, recorded its lowest (9.2°C), while Skardu reached a freezing -21°C. Educational institutions shut down Sindh’s education department was expected to increase the winter holidays after this week’s record-breaking temperatures, sources said. Separately, schools and colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa extended the holidays and would remain closed till Januray 7; however, the Sindh government was still considering such a move.
  19. According to reports, a biopic titled Gul Makai, on Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, is scheduled to release on January 31, 2020. The film is a HE Amjad Khan directorial and is produced by Sanjay Singla. In the film, actor Reem Shaikh will play Malala's role. The much awaited film's ensemble cast also includes actors Pankaj Tripathi, Divya Dutta, Atul Kulkarni and Mukesh Rishi among others in pivotal roles. One child, one teacher, one book & one pen can change the world! Witness the journey of Malala Yousafzai. #GulMakai, in cinemas on 31st January 2020. @reem4you @divyadutta25 @atul_kulkarni @akhandirector @jayantilalgada @gulmakaifilm pic.twitter.com/TSFoGHrhbx — PEN INDIA LTD. (@PenMovies) December 27, 2019 The makers of the film recently issued a press release stating, “the film revolves around the courageous journey of Ziauddin Yousafzai family when Swat Valley in Pakistan was seized by Taliban gunmen in 2009 and Sharia law was imposed upon its people." Malala, the daughter of Ziauddin Yousafzai, is known to raise her voice against the world's most dangerous terrorist organization through her blogs on BBC Urdu website about the oppression faced by the people in her native Swat Valley, Pakistan. View this post on Instagram This week my portrait, by artist @shirin__neshat, was added to the National Portrait Gallery in London. I hope it will remind visitors that girls everywhere are fighting for change in their communities and countries — their stories must also be heard. Many thanks to Shirin for her beautiful work and Dr. @nicholascullinan, the team at @nationalportraitgallery and @outsetart for welcoming me. A post shared by Malala Yousafzai (@malala) on Oct 3, 2018 at 1:48am PDT The name of the film is inspired by Malala's pen name, Gul Makai, which she used to write her anonymous journal under. The reports suggest that some parts of the film have also been shot in Kashmir. Malala is extensively known for her advocacy for the rights of girls in her native, especially the right to receive complete education. She is popular across the globe for her brave journey and is the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. View the full article
  20. After Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Sunny Singh is here to entertain his fans once again with another project, Ujda Chaman. The film, a remake of the 2017 Kannada sleeper hit Ondu Motteya Kathe, tells the story of a young lecturer in Delhi suffering from premature balding. When an astrologer mandates that he must get married by 30 or else remain a bachelor forever, he starts looking out for the perfect bride. The movie has finally hit the screens for people to watch and judge if it conveys the message loud and clear or not. Well, the critics have been ridiculing the movie and have mentioned that it's a half-baked movie with less humour in place. However, the audience has been giving a mixed response to the movie. There are some who have bashed the movie left, right and centre, calling it a flop movie which is a waste of time. #UjdaChaman is tad and boring affair which got flummoxed under the debris of poorly written screenplay . It is unlike its trailer where majority of fun elements have been shown just to whet the appetite of cinegoers , this will be sure shot flop ! â­â­ — Rahul verma (@RahulVerma4860) November 1, 2019 I think #UjdaChaman is missing @ayushmannk — JAYANTA DAS (JD) (@jayantadas100) November 1, 2019 Total **** in movie... basterd #UjdaChamanreview #UjdaChaman waste of time...! pic.twitter.com/Fa8MuLJJvs — Sushil Tiwary (@Sushil_Tiw) November 1, 2019 Ujda chaman poor hai isko screen kyu diye @foxstarhindi — Sandip Khiladi HF4 (@KhiladiSandip) November 1, 2019 But, there are also some who have praised the movie for its jokes and performance by the lead actor, Sunny Singh. Go & Watch #UjdaChaman :) — I A K (@its_IAK) November 1, 2019 © Google Reviews © Google Reviews Goes without saying that people are now in a double-mind situation, as critics are bashing the movie but the audience seems to be loving it. Talk about a pickle. Critics are ridiculing #UjdaChaman but those who have watched it are praising it immensely. Whom to trust... — Nimit (@nimitarora1991) November 1, 2019 One of the Twitter users said that people should consider the fact that the original movie is much better than the remake. #UjdaChaman - A loud & intentional comedy ruining a rare & thoughtful sub officially adapted from a brilliant original. Frankly its sad that many sincere cinema lovers will watch this first ignoring the far superior & thought provoking orig Kannada film. ðð#BobbyTalksCinema — Bobby Talks Cinema (@bobbytalkcinema) November 1, 2019 Well, we would still suggest that you watch the movie on the big screen first, because everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Talking about his character, Sunny in an interview said, “The bottom line of my character is that he is under-confident. He hesitates before talking to anyone. He is embarrassed about his hair, because of which he is not getting a girl. We had to crack the minute details of a person like that — how he reacts to a situation, how he deals with his students, and so on. Thankfully, we had a young team working on the film, including our writer (Danish J Singh). They helped me pull off the part convincingly.” Watch the trailer here: Are you planning to watch the movie? Let us know in the comments section below. View the full article
  21. After rocking the industry with his smash-hit movie, Kabir Singh, Shahid Kapoor is set to make a comeback soon as he will be seen stepping into the shoes of a cricketer in the Hindi remake of the hit Telugu film Jersey. The film will be directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who was also the director of the Telugu version of the film. The original film starred noted actor Nani. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the first look and wrote, “Shahid Kapoor begins prep for the role of a cricketer in the #Hindi remake of #Telugu film #Jersey... The #Hindi version will be directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who also helmed the original #Telugu version, starring Nani... 28 Aug 2020 release.” Check out the tweet here: In the picture, you can see Shahid in flannels and a headband as he holds a cricket bat. As the first picture of the actor as a cricketer is out now, fans are excited to see him nail this character as well and are confident that he will do justice to the role. Check out the reactions: What a movie Jersey was, too many emotions in one movie, a complete film, #Nani Salute to your natural acting, I wish Shahid will be at par. #Jersey All the best #ShahidKapoor — ravindra verma (@ricky2great) November 1, 2019 Another blockbuster loading for @shahidkapoor — Saiteja Akinapelly (@I_saiteja_) November 1, 2019 BLOCKBUSTER. — Shahid's SuperFan© (@ShahidsSuperFan) November 1, 2019 BLOCKBUSTER. — Shahid's SuperFan© (@ShahidsSuperFan) November 1, 2019 Man, He looks promising. — Syed imran (@syedrocko) November 1, 2019 Talking about the film, Shahid told IANS, “It took me some time to decide what to do next after Kabir Singh. But the minute I saw Jersey, I knew I wanted it to be my next. It is a wonderful, inspiring and a personal human journey that I connected with deeply.” Are you excited to see Shahid as a cricketer? Let us know in the comments section below. View the full article
  22. Anushka Sharma has finally signed her next film after her last film, Zero, failed to impress the audience. According to reports, in her next, she might pair up with Hrithik Roshan for the first time. The film is reportedly titled Seven, which is also said to be the remake of the 1982 hit, Satte Pe Satta. View this post on Instagram Can't hear the hatersðð»ðð A post shared by AnushkaSharma1588 (@anushkasharma) on Oct 19, 2019 at 9:56am PDT Farah Khan and Rohit Shetty are coming together for this highly speculated film. Also, Farah recently spoke to IANS in an interview, and said, “Rohit is producing the film and I am directing it. Unless we come together and make a proper official announcement, everything is speculation." "Hopefully, we will make the announcement by Diwali. I am waiting for Rohit, because he is quite occupied these days, finishing the last leg of the shooting of his film Sooryavanshi," she added. View this post on Instagram Contemplating my next move to win the #War! ð A post shared by Hrithik Roshan (@hrithikroshan) on Sep 5, 2019 at 5:39am PDT Satte Pe Satta starred Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini in titular roles and was one of the much acclaimed movies of that time. The film revolved around the story of seven orphaned brothers who live in chaos until one falls in love with a nurse. Meanwhile, Hrithik recently also hinted at his next project which is a Rakesh Roshan directorial Krrish 4. Also, the actor's latest film, War is set to cross the Rs. 300 crore mark at the box office. India grows stronger when we become healthier. Join the Times of India Hifi movement and take your steps forward to a happier life! Visit now!
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