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Junaid Jamshed: 7 interesting facts about the late pop icon that you should know

Junaid Jamshed and his second wife died on December 7, 2016 when PIA Flight 661 crashed in Havelian. NEWS DESK: Junaid Jamshed, pop icon-turned-religious preacher, died last year on this day with his second wife when PIA flight PK661 crashed in Havelian near Abbotabad. Heaven on Earth Chitral. With my friends in the Path of…

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Quratulain Balouch faces backlash on Twitter after abusing Imran Khan

Famed Pakistani singer Quratulain Baloch faced a backlash on micro-blogging site Twitter after she used an expletive for PTI chief Imran Khan, on Tuesday. Quratulain Baloch is known for her melodious voice and the number of hits she has churned out for successful drama serials. Her numerous appearances on Coke Studio have also earned her…

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Playback singer A. Nayyar being remembered on first death anniversary

ISLAMABAD: The first death anniversary of famous playback singer Arthur Nayyar is being observed on Sunday, Samaa reported. Arthur Nayyar started his professional career as an English teacher in the University of Punjab. He started his music career by singing the song “Jee Rahe Hain Hum Tanha”. He sang two songs with Rubeena Badar for…

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Singer Zeb Bangash ties the knot

KARACHI: Singer Zeb Bangash has tied the knot with a US-based man in an intimate and simple ceremony in Lahore. In the presence of friends and family, Zeb’s nikah was conducted over Skype. In pictures released on social media, Zeb appears in a traditional dress, celebrating the day with her friends and family. Zeb Bangash’s…

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Qandeel Baloch murder: Mufti Qavi remanded to two-day police custody

MULTAN: A local court on Monday extended two-day physical remand of Mufti Abdul Qavi who was under investigation in connection with the murder of model and singer Qandeel Baloch. According to the prosecution, police produced the cleric before Magistrate Muhammad Pervez Khan after expiry of his previous four-day physical remand and sought his custody for…

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200 Muslims flee Indian village after Hindu priest kills Muslim singer

NEW DELHI: At least 200 Muslims have fled their village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan after a Hindu priest and his friends were alleged to have killed a Muslim folk singer late last month, police said on Wednesday, reported Reuters. Trouble erupted in Dantal village near the India-Pakistan border on Sept. 27, when…

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Indian fan of Momina Mustehsan pays tribute to her

An Indian fan of Pakistani songstress Momina Mustehsan paid a befitting tribute to her a couple of days ago by singing her debut Coke Studio song–Afreen.  Ever since she performed alongside Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in Coke Studio season 9, Momina Mustehsan has gone on to earn a big name for herself in Pakistan and…

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US music band performs in Lahore

A five-member US music band led by vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli pulled off an enthralling Jazz performance in Lahore at National College of Arts. Watch here a report by Jalal-d-Din Babar on the beautiful ceremony followed by brief snippets of conversation with members of the music band.

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Child whose video during math lesson went viral is Bollywood singer Toshi’s niece. And he defends the child beating..

NEWS DESK: The three-year-old child, whose video while being beaten during a math lesson by her mother went viral and sparked a debate on child abuse by parents, is the niece of Bollywood singers Toshi and Sharib Sabri, reported Hindustan Times. Moreover, Toshi went on to defend his sister, saying that she should not be…

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Singer Akhlaq Ahmed being remembered today

KARACHI: The 18th death anniversary of famous Pakistani playback singer Akhlaq Ahmed is being observed on Friday. He was born in May 8, 1940. Akhlaq Ahmed debuted as a singer in the 1973 film ‘Pazaib’ and remained a successful singer in late 1970s and 1980s. Akhlaq Ahmad was the third generation of top male playback…

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Malaika Faisal launches first love song

NEWS DESK: Singer Malaika Faisal launched her first love song Sajna in Lahore. Watch this report:

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Salman Ahmad’s tweets anger netizens

Pakistan’s noted Sufi musician and rock guitarist Salman Ahmed on Monday drew a flak from Twitter users for his insensitive tweets, linking the suicide blast in Lahore with Panama Papers case. Minutes after a suicide bomber struck Lahore, killing at least 26 people, the Sufi singer took to the popular micro-blogging website Twitter to express…

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Adnan Sami to make his first movie ‘as an actor and as an Indian’

Singer Adnan Sami is set to make his acting debut in Bollywood with Afghan – In Search of a Home, directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru. Adnan, 43, will be seen playing a musician in the movie. The singer and the directors last worked together in Salman Khan-starrer Lucky … No Time for Love….

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Katy Perry makes Twitter history with 100 million followers

Washington: Pop superstar Katy Perry has made history by becoming the first user to garner 100 million followers on Twitter, the social media platform announced. “Today we #WITNESS history,” Twitter said Friday in a tweet, referencing the title of Perry’s recently released fifth album. “Congratulations @katyperry, the first to reach 100 million followers! #LoveKaty.” The…

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Momina to cheer Pakistan at Champions Trophy final

ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan battles it out with arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday, the Men in Green will be cheered by singer Momina Mustehsan. Momina revealed her plan to watch the final of the mega event in a message on micro-blogging website Twitter. “Flying to London tomorrow for #PakVsInd…

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Selena Gomez says has evolved as singer

LOS ANGELES: Singer Selena Gomez said she has evolved as an artiste, according to a local magazine. According to People magazine, the 24-year-old star promised that her upcoming record will be markedly different from her 2015 album ‘Revival’, which featured hits such as ‘Hands to Myself’ and ‘Same Old Love’. “It’s an evolution and I…

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Controversial Indian singer returns to Twitter after verified account suspended

Indian Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya, whose verified account on Twitter was suspended over offensive and sexist remarks last week against a university student, returned to the micro-blogging site with a new account. In his first message, the controversial singer said ‘anti-nationals’ can’t stop his voice. Twitter on May 23 suspended Abhijeet’s account over sexist and offensive…

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Shakira plans new album this month

NEW YORK: Shakira announced Thursday that she will release a new album later this month after the superstar sported a reggaeton sound on her first single.

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Singer Talat Mahmood being remembered

Popular Indian playback singer and film actor, Talat Mahmood is being remembered on his death anniversary today (Tuesday). Watch this summary.

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Janet Jackson resumes tour after separation, childbirth

NEW YORK: Pop superstar and new mother Janet Jackson said she will resume a tour after a nearly two-year break as she confirmed separating from her husband. Jackson, who had abruptly suspended a tour in 2015 amid the surprise news she was pregnant, announced 56 concerts across North America later this year. In an online…

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Iconic singer Iqbal Bano being remembered today

KARACHI: The death anniversary of the legendary singer Iqbal Bano is being observed today (Friday). Born in Indian city of Rohtik in 1935, Bano was trained in the art of singing by Ustad Chand Ali Khan Dehli Walay. She was a star by the 1950s‚ singing soundtrack songs for famous Urdu films like Gumnaam‚ Qatil‚…

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