The year was 1999 and the location New Delhi, where the Channel V Music Awards were being held. The nominations for Best International Group were announced and Junoon (English translation: “Passion”) emerged as the winner beating popular bands such as Aqua, Backstreet Boys, and Boyzone. Jon Pareles, the chief popular-music critic for The New York Times, has compared the Pakistani band’s music to that of the Irish rock band U2. Junoon is arguably one of South Asia’s biggest rock bands active from 1990 to 2005, with critically and commercially successful albums, international tours, awards and documentaries. The trio’s lead vocalist Ali Azmat, lead guitarist Salman Ahmed and bassist Brian O’Connell recently released a music video of one of their popular songs, marking the band’s return after 13 years. The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox Junoon’s history and success Junoon was formed in 1990 and … [Read more...] about Junoon: South Asia’s biggest rock band returns
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PakistanImran Khan The ex-cricketer has already triumphed over 22 years of adversity, but there will be more pain ahead as he tackles an ailing economy and security issues By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid July 27, 2018 6:25 PM (UTC+8) Share Tweet Linkedin Print Email Share 0 Comment 0 “Today completes 22 years of struggle for me,” said Imran Khan, as he prepared to take over on Thursday as Pakistan’s 19th prime minister since 1947. But in reality, the battle is just beginning for a politician whose stated ambition is to create a just and egalitarian society. Even Khan’s biggest supporters acknowledge this ideal will be hard to live up to in a nation burdened by chronic corruption and inequality. The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox “The challenge now is to remember why he entered politics in the 1st place,” former wife Jemima Goldsmith tweeted, while speaking glowingly of the “humiliations, … [Read more...] about Khan is saying the right things, but can he really deliver?
Imran Khan, the man who will become Pakistan’s next prime minister, has had a colorful past. Before entering politics in the mid-1990s, Khan was an Oxford scholar, world-renowned cricketer, and a playboy with a reputation on London’s party scene. His first two marriages were to a British socialite and a BBC weather presenter, who has since accused him of cheating and taking hard drugs. His third wife is a woman whose face he had never seen until after the wedding. Khan’s party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, won more seats than its opponents in the country’s general election. It will need a coalition to form a government. Scroll down to learn more about Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician. This is Imran Khan, the 65-year-old leader of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party. The party, whose name means “Movement for Justice” in Urdu, won more seats than other parties in the Pakistani parliament, which would … [Read more...] about Meet Imran Khan, Pakistan’s next prime minister who was his country’s biggest sports star, a notorious playboy, and married his 3rd wife before ever seeing her face
LAHORE, Pakistan: Pakistani cricket legend Imran Khan said he was "quietly confident" of victory in a general election this month and that as prime minister, he would drive an anti-corruption and anti-poverty campaign in the south Asian nation.The 65-year-old opposition leader, a glamorous part of the London upper crust in his younger days, also dismissed allegations that the powerful military was working behind the scenes to favour his campaign for the July 25 poll.Oxford-educated Khan spoke in an interview on Friday as his arch foe, ousted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, was due to return to the country and be arrested on a conviction that was handed down by an anti-graft court last week. Much of the eastern city of Lahore, the hometown of both Khan and Sharif, was on alert for protests by Sharif's supporters.Khan is campaigning hard on populist promises of a prosperous Pakistan that breaks away from its persistent legacy of corruption, even as he expands appeals to nationalist … [Read more...] about Pakistan’s Imran Khan ‘quietly confident’ he will be PM
source Getty Images The world is home to some truly gigantic sports venues, covering much-loved sports like football, soccer, and rugby. To work out which non-racing stadium is king, we have collected official crowd capacity data from the venues to produce a power ranking based on their size as of March 2018. When it comes to game day, it is fair to say these stadiums can become as heavily-populated as small cities. Scroll down for the world’s big 30. =29: Twickenham — London, England source Getty Images Capacity:82,000. Home team: England national rugby union team. Twickenham has been around since 1907 and has grown into the second-largest stadium in the UK, and the fourth-largest in Europe. It has hosted Rugby World Cup games for the 1991, 1999, and 2015 tournaments. It is also a prime music venue. =29: FedExField — Landover, Maryland, United States source Getty Images Capacity: 82,000. Home team: Washington Redskins (NFL). NFL franchise … [Read more...] about The 30 biggest stadiums in world sports, ranked by crowd capacity