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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' to hit shelves this summer Great news for all the Potter fans out there! A new Harry Potter book is in the line and will be available to fans at midnight on July 31, coinciding with Harry Potter's birthday.The book titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II would mark JK Rowling's first publication of the Potter series in eight years.The latest installment picks up the story of famous trio Harry, Ron and Hermione, 19 years after the famous ‘Battle of Hogwarts, in the epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, according to author J.K. Rowling's website Pottermore.The website added that the story is staged in two parts, due to the ‘epic nature of the story.’The upcoming 8th edition of the ‘Harry Potter’ series is also the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.From its title, ‘the Cursed Child’ that indicates that Harry's peace and parental bliss is ...

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Oscar Winning Lady Believes Her Documentary End Honour Killings in Pakistan Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy express that her latest Academy Award-nominated documentary will help bring tougher laws against honour killings in the country.According to local media report, “People need to realize that it is a very serious crime,” Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy told in an interview in Karachi. “It’s not something that is part of our religion or culture. This is something that should be treated as pre-meditated murder and people should go to jail for ...

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Rihanna album at US number one after unusual release NEW YORK: Rihanna's long-awaited album "Anti" hit number one Sunday on the US chart after an unusual roll-out that included two commercial tie-ups."Anti," the first album since 2012 by the Barbados-born superstar, which was released January 27 after apparent delays, topped the Billboard chart for the week through Thursday.The album came out initially as an exclusive on Tidal, the streaming service led by rap mogul Jay Z, in a surprise timing on a Wednesday evening ...

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'Intizar Hussain towering personality of literature' MULTAN: Diction used by different female characters in novels of iconic writer Intizar Hussain is beautiful and decent.He also highlighted strong belief of women in superstitions through female characters besides their other behaviours.Head of Urdu Department Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Dr Aqeela Javid expressed these views while talking to APP here on Wednesday.She said Intizar Hussain was a towering personality of Urdu literature and added that he was a follower of traditions of the past."Intizar ...

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Ch Rehmat Ali remembered on his death anniversary ISLAMABAD: Founder of Pakistan National Movement Chaudhry Rehmat Ali was remembered on his 65th death anniversary on Wednesday.He is credited with creating the name "Pakistan" for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia.He was born in a Muslim family in Hoshiarpur District of Indian Punjab in 1895. After graduating from Islamia Madrassa Lahore in 1918, he taught at Aitchison College Lahore before joining Punjab University to study law.In 1930, he moved to England to join ...