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Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

Pokemon Go craze finally hits Japan TOKYO: Pikachu was welcomed home by thousands of enthusiastic Japanese gamers Friday as the global phenomenon that is Pokemon Go finally launched in its native market.The smartphone app has now been launched in more than 40 countries, including the US and much of Europe, but Japan -- where Nintendo started the mythical creature franchise 20 years ago -- was kept waiting.The suspense lasted for days, as international media reports about a timeline for the Japan rollout kept changing, and Nintendo, the Pokemon Company, and the game's US-based developer Niantic all declined to comment.But that finally ended Friday as the game was made available online in Japan."We are truly happy that we have been able to bring this to Japan, where Pokemon was born," Niantic announced on its blog.It attributed the delay in Japan to responses "beyond our expectations" after the game's rolling release began on July 6.User reaction in Japan ...

Arts & Leisure - Movies

Day off for south Indians as new film sparks frenzy CHENNAI: Fans of the wildly popular Indian film star Rajinikanth queued overnight for a 4am screening of his new movie Friday in the southern city of Chennai, where many companies abandoned hope of staff coming to work and closed for the day.Tickets for "Kabali", which stars Rajinikanth as an ageing gangster, sold out well before the release and were changing hands on the black market for up to 5,000 rupees ($75) -- a huge sum ...

Arts & Leisure - Arts

Google in hot water for listing PM Modi as top criminal The world’s largest search engine, Google has had its fair share of controversies and troubles. This time an Indian court has issued notice to the search engine giant, its CEO and India head for listing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi among top 10 criminals in the world.According to Mashable, the court was hearing a complaint filed by Sushil Kumar Mishra, an advocate who has argued that a Google search for the ‘top ten criminals of ...

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Ranbir Kapoor Searching for His Life Partner The most eligible bachelor in the Indian film industry Ranbir Kapoor is searching for his life partner, as his parents Neetu Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor has been short listing prospective brides for their son.According to Hindustan Times, a source close to the actor said that Rishi Kapoor and Neetu are concerned about their son’s future they’ve had enough of his bachelor life.On the other hand, Rishi Kapoor once said that he doesn’t want to force ...

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Arrest Warrant Issued Against Model Ayyan Ali in Murder Case Pakistani supermodel Ayyan Ali is being hunted by Pakistani police for the murder case of custom official Chaudhry Ejaz Mahmood. An arrest warrant has been issued against the supermodel and Ayyan needs to be presented in the court within a month.According to a local media report, the inspector’s wife told the police that Mahmood told her that he was under a lot of pressure due to his association with the high-profile case. She claimed that ...

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After Qandeel, Meera Receives Life Threats After social media sensation Qandeel Baloch, who was strangled by her own brother in Multan, another Pakistani model/actress Meera seeks security from government. Lollywood actress Meera refused to appear in court due to security threats and reasons of fear for her life. She had earlier declared that she was never married to Ateeq ur Rahman, and that he had forged the Nikkah Nama which was a strict crime. According to a local media report, The ...

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Supermodel Miranda Kerr Engaged to Snapchat Founder Young tech genius Evan Spiegel has finally found love in showbiz industry. The 26-year old young billionaire is now engaged to Victoria Secret’s model Mirenda Kerr. Kerr took to Instagram to share the big announcement, posting a bitmoji of the tech genius who was named one of Forbes' youngest billionaires—getting down on one knee and proposing to the brunette beauty with the words ‘Marry Me!’ written across. “I said yes!!!” she captioned the photo with ...