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Fans 'euphoric' as BTS performs first in-person concert in two years

The "BTS Army"—one of the biggest fandoms in the world is out in force after the seven-member super group decided to perform its first live concert since 2019 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. 

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Fans 'euphoric' as BTS performs first in-person concert in two years
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Los Angeles: Acclaimed K-POP group BTS kicked off the first day of their four-day concert in Los Angeles today. The performance marks their first in-person act in over two years. 

The "BTS Army"—one of the biggest fandoms in the world is out in force after the seven-member super group decided to perform its first live concert since 2019 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Hence, fans are in absolute melodious delight.

Two years since its last concerts in front of a live crowd, the renowned K-pop group has returned to the stage with four shows at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood slated November 27-28 and Dec. 1-2.

Hundreds of thousands of the massive fandom, known as ARMY, flock to the city to see their performances. 

Ahead of BTS concerts, fans from as far away as South Korea and across the US already lined up to buy their official merchandise. Despite the long wait, most fans said it was worth it.

The concerts will also be streamed at venewlive.com.

Besides their concerts in LA, BTS also performed at the American Music Awards 2021 and won three awards.

The band also appeared on ‘The Late Late Night Show with James Corden’ and also bagged their Grammy 2022 nomination.  

BTS aka Bangtan Sonyeondan consists of three rappers and four vocalists and made its debut in 2013.

The group has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, becoming one of the most popular Korean Pop and one of the most successful boy bands of all time. 

In 2020, they were the top-selling artists in the world, beating out the likes of Taylor Swift and Drake. 

In recent years BTS has also dominated social media, creating 19 of the most retweeted tweets of all-time with a legion of fans worldwide who call themselves the BTS Army. 

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Pakistan

PM’s article on State of Madina, the fundamental for Muslims to follow: Farrukh Habib

'These rules were setup for all times, for the betterment of an individual, a society and a nation'

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PM’s article on State of Madina, the fundamental for Muslims to follow: Farrukh Habib

Islamabad: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Farrukh Habib Monday said that the article by Prime Minister Imran Khan on the establishment of State of Madina was the fundamental for every Muslim to follow.

In a tweet, he said these rules were setup for all times, for the betterment of an individual, a society and a nation.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan stressed upon continuous struggle to embody as a nation and state the principles of Riyasat-i-Madina as laid down by the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).

On his official twitter handle, the Premier posted his article published in English daily, the Express Tribune, titled “Spirit of Riyasat-i-Madina: transforming Pakistan”.

“Explaining guiding principles of Riyasat-i-Madina as laid down by our Prophet PBUH creating the foundation of the greatest civilisation of all times. In Pak, to realize our potential today we have to struggle to embody these principles as a nation & state,” the caption read.

According to Imran Khan’s views expressed in his piece of writing the core of every civilization was its spiritual principles; when they died, the civilization died.

“In Islamic civilization, the manifestation of our spiritual principles happened in the Prophet’s (SAW) Madina. Besides many other important principles, there were five very important guiding principles upon which the state of Madina was built. These principles are unity, justice and rule of law leading to meritocracy, strong moral and ethical foundation, inclusion of all humans in progress and prosperity, and finally, the quest for knowledge,” he added.

The prime minister said to help revive the spirit of the covenant of Madina, National Rahmatul Lil ‘Alamin Authority (NRA) has been formed.

Highlighting the ethical and moral transformation of the people as per principles of Riyasat-i-Madina, the Prime Minister said NRA will endeavor to engage in doing good and forbidding evil by teaching seerat-al-nabi (PBUH) to our youth in schools and universities in the hope to raise the level the ethics and morals in our society.

Regarding Islam's principle of quest for knowledge, THE Prime Minister said that all sources that impact human behavior should disseminate knowledge which produces self-control, self-discipline, patience, forbearance, tolerance and a spirit of service and volunteerism.

Talking about the steps taken for the welfare of the people, Khan stated that his government allocated billions of rupees under Ehsaas Program to provide relief to the common masses. 

Imran Khan reiterated to establish the rule of law, which is the most urgent of all challenges facing Pakistan. 

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Under-19 World Cup: Pakistan to take on Zimbabwe today

Pakistan is the third most successful side after India and Australia in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

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Trinidad and Tobago: Pakistan will play their first match of the tournament against Zimbabwe in the ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup West Indies 2022 on Monday at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex in Trinidad and Tobago.

Pakistan will then meet Afghanistan on Thursday at the Brian Lara Cricket Ground, while their last Group C fixtures will be against Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Saturday at the Queens Park Oval.

Pakistan is the third most successful side after India and Australia in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, which was launched in 1988 before becoming a biennial event in 1998.

Pakistan have won titles in 2004 and 2006, finished runners-up thrice in 1988, 2010 and 2014, and achieved third positions in 2000, 2008, 2018 and 2020.

Squad: Qasim Akram (captain, Central Punjab), Abdul Faseeh (Northern), Abbas Ali (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Ahmed Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Ali Asfand (Central Punjab), Arham Nawab (Central Punjab), Awais Ali (Central Punjab), Faisal Akram (Southern Punjab), Haseebullah (wicketkeeper, Balochistan), Irfan Khan Niazi (Central Punjab), Maaz Sadaqat (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mehran Mumtaz (Northern), Mohammad Shehzad (Southern Punjab), Rizwan Mehmood (Sindh) and Zeeshan Zameer (Sindh)

Traveling reserves: Ghazi Ghori (wicketkeeper, Sindh), Mohammad Zeeshan (Central Punjab).

Pakistan fixtures:

17 Jan - v Zimbabwe - Diego Martin Sporting Complex.

20 Jan - v Afghanistan - Brian Lara Cricket Ground.

22 Jan - v PNG - Queens Park Oval.

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Two alleged terrorists killed, cop martyred in Islamabad face-off

Two motorcyclists opened fire on policemen at a picket

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Two alleged terrorists killed, cop martyred in Islamabad face-off

Islamabad: Two alleged terrorists were killed while a police head constable was martyred in crossfire between the police and suspects at a police picket on Monday, police said.

Some policemen were performing duty at Jilania police check post in Sector G-8 when two motorcylists reached there and opened fire on cops.

The exchange of gunfire led to killing of two suspects. A policeman also lost his life. Two other cops suffered injuries who were shifted to a state hospital.

Senior police officers rushed to the spot. Karachi Company police are dealing the case and collecting evidence from the crime scene. 

The Islamabad police chief told reporters that the incident was reported at around 9:30pm.

The suspects, who were killed, were terrorists, he said, adding they were wearing bullet proof jackets.

 

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