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BTS' J Hope becomes highest ticket-selling artist in Lollapalooza history 

The rapper is the first South Korean artist to ever headline a major US music festival.

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BTS' J Hope becomes highest ticket-selling artist in Lollapalooza history 
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Chicago: J-Hope, aka Jung Hoseok of acclaimed K-POP boy band BTS made history Sunday night when he rocked out from one of the main stages of Lollapalooza— becoming the first South Korean musician to top the bill at the famed Chicago festival. 

According to an organizer of the event, the songwriter is the artist with the most sold-out tickets in Lollapalooza’s history in the last 31 years. 

Usually, Sundays are the days with the lowest attendance for the music festival, but J-Hope has managed to pull the largest crowd in Lolla history. 

This year, Lollapalooza’s line-up has been pretty lit, but the name of BTS’s J-Hope stood out more than the rest so much that even the official website took the moniker from the fans, and started calling it the ‘Hobipalooza’.

The 28-year-old star dramatically popped out of a box— dressed in a grunge-style black T-shirt and black pants— as he took the stage in Chicago’s Grant Park. 

J-hope performed a medley of 18 tracks— including eight of the 10 tracks from his just-released debut album ‘Jack in the Box’— to close out the iconic summer music festival, which was held from Thursday to Sunday.  

Throughout his 70-minute electrifying performance, Hobi also showcased five cuts from 2018’s ‘Hope World’ mixtape, and threw in a handful of BTS’ own songs. 

Moreover, the rapper along with singer Becky G did their first ever live performance of their song ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’. 

Needless to say, ARMY has trended ‘Hobipalooza’ on Twitter, with fans overwhelmed with his performances.

Other headliners at the festival included J. Cole, Kygo, Dua Lipa, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Baby, and Metallica. 

In the meantime, the vocal line of BTS (Jimin, Jungkook, Jin, and V) have something new for ARMY in the form of the track ‘Bad Decisions’— a collaboration with Benny Blanco and Snoop Dogg. 

The song will be out on August 5, and the first teaser was released Sunday

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More rain expected from August 10-13: PMD

Travelers and tourists are advised to remain more cautious

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More rain expected from August 10-13: PMD

Islamabad: Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted more rains in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, and Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and parts of Balochistan from August 10-13 with occasional gaps.

The monsoon currents continuously penetrating the country are likely to become stronger from August 10.

About the possible impacts of rain, the met office revealed that heavy rains may generate urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore and Gujranwala from August 10-12.

Flash flooding is expected in local Nullahs of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Shakargarh, Sialkot, Narowal, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Dir, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, and Kashmir from August 10-12.

Heavy Rains may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, and Mirpurkhas from August 11-13.

Flash flooding is expected in Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Barkhan, Kohlu, Mosa Khel, Sherani, Sibbi, Bolan, Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbela, Awaran, Turbat, Panjgur, Pasni, Jiwani, Ormara, Gwadar and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan during the forecast period.

Catchment areas of Ravi, Jhelum and Chenab may receive heavy downpours causing the water levels to rise significantly during the forecast period.

The rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, Ghizer, and Skardu during the forecast period

Travelers and tourists are advised to remain more cautious during the forecast period.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain alert and to take necessary precautionary measures during the forecast period.

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ECP issues schedule for by-polls on four vacant, one reserved seat of NA

The ECP will scrutinize nomination papers by 17th of this month.

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ECP issues schedule for by-polls on four vacant, one reserved seat of NA

Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued the schedule for by-polls on four vacant and one reserved seat of the National Assembly.

As per the schedule, the process of filing nomination papers for by-polls began today which will continue till Saturday while the list of candidates will be published on Sunday.

The ECP will scrutinize nomination papers by 17th of this month.

Candidates will be able to file appeals against approval and rejection of nomination papers by by 20th of this month.

Polling for the by-polls will be held on 25th of next month.

The vacant constituencies include NA-22 Mardan, NA-24 Charsadda, NA-31 Peshawar and NA-45 Kurram.

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Chinese and Taiwan navy ships stay close to Strait median line: Source

Several Chinese navy ships continued to conduct missions off Taiwan's eastern coast as of Wednesday morning, the source said.

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Taipei: About 20 Chinese navy and Taiwan navy ships continued to stay close to the median line of the Taiwan Strait as of Wednesday morning, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters. 

Several Chinese navy ships continued to conduct missions off Taiwan's eastern coast as of Wednesday morning, the source said.

SOURCE: REUTERS 

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