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Members of Korean boy band BTS make Instagram debut and fans can’t keep calm: All you need to know

BTS members Jungkook, Suga, V, RM, J-Hope, Park Ji-Min and Jin are now on Instagram and have gained over 16 million followers in less than 24 hours.

North Korean man to be shot dead for ‘smuggling’ South Korean show ‘Squid Game’

Squid Games is a popular South Korean drama on Netflix which shows a dystopian world where cash-strapped contestants are pitted against each other in a children's game for huge cash prize. Losing players are sentenced to death in the show.

Samsung heir fined SKW 70 million for drug abuse, had earlier served 20 months in prison for fraud

The Seoul Central District Court fined him 70 million won (US$60,055) and directed an additional forfeiture of 17 million won (US$14580) under the Narcotics Control Act.

Hometown Cha Cha Cha actor Kim Seon-ho faces major scandal: Read why his ads are being taken down in South Korea

In an anonymous post, a woman claiming to be Kim Seon-ho's ex-girlfriend has claimed that the Hometown Cha Cha Cha actor had made her undergo an abortion.

BTS given diplomat passports by South Korea president, to attend UNGA as special Presidential envoy

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met the septet of BTS at the Blue House, and granted them with certificates and diplomat passports to attend the forthcoming UNGA assembly as special envoys

Congress accuses PM Modi of playing politics while talking to PV Sindhu’s South Korean coach: Here’s why he actually brought up Ayodhya

As told by PM Modi to PV Sindhu’s South Korean coach, there is a special relationship between Ayodhya and South Korea

Former NDTV Editor accused of plagiarism by K-drama podcasters

The theme of the video was similar to that of the podcast of 'Crash Landed on Kdramas'. Talwar, too, had cited several examples, that matched the ones of the podcasters.

Korean band BTS fans trend dairy brand AMUL on Twitter. Here is why

BTS, the Korean pop band, announced single "Butter", netizens hope for a collaboration with Amul

Two Pakistani diplomats caught stealing items from a store in South Korea, one case dropped due to diplomatic immunity

On analysing the CCTV footage, the Yonsan police identified the 'hat thief' as a 35-year-old Pakistani diplomat.

Christian Pakistani rights activist says he may be deported back to Pakistan, was earlier attacked by Jihadists

Rahat John Austin, a Pakistani rights activist living in South Korea, said on Twitter that he might get deported and sent back to Pakistan where his life is under threat.

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