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1. Imran Khan Won’t Invite Foreign Dignitaries to Swearing-in: Report

Pakistan’s PM-in-waiting Imran Khan has decided against inviting foreign dignitaries to his oath-taking ceremony, Dawn reported. Khan reportedly wishes to have an austere ceremony, which rules out the possibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi being invited.

"The PTI chairman has directed to stage the oath-taking event with austerity. He will take his oath in a simple ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr (President House)," PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry told Dawn.

(Read the full story here.)


2. Review: Mulk is a Must-Watch Movie for Both Its Message & Performances

Mulk is a well-intentioned and extremely important film by writer director Anubhav Sinha. It lays bare the communal hatred and prejudice that has slowly seeped into our mulk. How does Muraad Ali prove his love for the country? How could the people he called his friends view him with monstrous hate and suspicion for him overnight? What does it mean to be a Muslim in our mulk today?

This predicament is negotiated in the courtroom, where accusations and seething biases are mouthed by the prosecution lawyer, Santosh Anand aka Ashutosh Rana. Arti Mohommad (Taapsee Pannu), the bahu of the Muhammad family, takes it upon herself to demolish both, the charges and the pernicious religious bigotry.

(Watch the full review here.)


3. Bak Bak Bilal: Yes, Suhana Khan is on the Cover of Vogue... So?

Suhana Khan has been getting a lot of hate for her latest shoot with Vogue. It's not just nepotism, but all of us are responsible for turning star kids into celebrities. Aren't we responsible for making them stars even before they start their career? We blame nepotism (which exists everywhere BTW... every possible industry and even politics), but aren't we responsible for increasing their "market value" even before the industry puts a price tag on them? Not saying PR doesn't have a role to play – of course they cash in on the audience's interest.

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4. Day 2 India vs England: England All Out at 287 Runs

After a great outing on Day 1 in the first Test against England at Birmingham, India continued their great run on Day 2 as they bowled the English team out for 287. India took only ten deliveries to end the English innings before their openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan gave them a good start.

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5. The Viral ‘Pig-Human Hybrid Baby’ is an Italian Artist’s Creation


A set of photos claiming that a pig had delivered a baby with human features is going viral on social media. The pictures are circulating not only in India but also in other countries across the globe.



According to fake news debunker SMHoaxSlayer, the pig-like baby is an art-piece created by Laira Maganuco, an Italian artist who creates life-like sculptures using silicone rubber.

Maganuco has shared her artwork on her Instagram profile.

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