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Deepika Padukone’s Instagram post reveals sterling talent from her childhood days

MUMBAI: Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone who is enjoying the euphoric zone caused by the blockbuster success of her latest flick, Padmavat that is gathering big luck for the movie and those associated with it. Her movie has so far crossed the Rs 500 crore mark at the worldwide box-office. In her latest Instagram post, she…

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Quick claim to fame: Here are ten commoners who got overnight fame

The advent of social media and Internet has changed a lot of from how things used to turned out in past. Now, just a video on any social media platform including YouTube or Facebook may transport you up to the level of celebrity. One ready example is Priya Prakash Varrier. The 18-year-old actor from Kerala…

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Complaint filed against Indian internet sensation

HYDERABAD: Young Indian actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who become overnight internet sensation, is in hot waters after a youth group in India filed complaint against her for ‘hurting sentiments of Muslims’. The actress who is awaiting the release of her debut Malayalam movie “Oru Adaar Love” has taken social media by storm, with a clip…

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Social media erupts with memes as Priya Prakash’s winking clip goes viral

KARACHI: Indian film actress Priya Prakash Varrier became an overnight social media sensation after a clip of her flirting with a fellow student went viral. The Tamil film, Oru Adaar Love, is scheduled to release on March 3. Priya is making her debut in the film. Over the weekend, a film clip of the young…

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Indian fan ‘racially abuses’ Imran Tahir

JOHANNESBURG: Pakistani-born South African cricketer Imran Tahir was allegedly racially abused by an Indian cricket fan in the fourth one-day against India at Johannesburg, Samaa reported. According to Cricket South Africa (CSA), the Indian fan racially abused 38-year-old leg-spinner as the 4th ODI at Johannesburg was going on. CSA stated that the incident is underway…

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Three-day #MilkBoycott campaign begins

In the wake of exorbitant hike in prices of dairy products in Karachi, social media campaigners have called for a three-day boycott campaign, urging Karachiites not to buy milk from Feb 9 to 11. Ignoring rates fixed by city administration, milk sellers in Karachi have raised the price of milk to Rs.105 per litre across…

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Ali Gul Pir slams the two extremes–‘liberals’ and ‘fundos’ in tell-all interview

BY SHAHJAHAN KHURRAM VIDEOGRAPHY: NASIR AHMED KARACHI: Ali Gul Pir is arguably Pakistan’s first ever YouTube star–the one who shot to overnight fame with the song Waderay Ka Beta— and ever since then he has come up with witty rap singles that have shone the spotlight on issues we’d rather discuss in our drawing rooms.  Pakistan…

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The media and its social responsibilities

By Farah Jamil Media – a medium to communicate with people, a country and the entire world. Media empowerment is a sign of true democracy and no one can deny its role in making or breaking a society. Media has a responsibility on its shoulders, which is to guide the people who have blind faith…

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Heartbroken Mathira decides to take a break from social media after divorce

KARACHI: Pakistani actress, model and television show host Mathira stated in a recent interview that she was taking a break from social media, a couple of days after she announced that she had split from her husband.  Mathira is one of the most controversial personalities in Pakistan that also has a sizable fan following on…

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Facebook makes privacy push ahead of strict EU law

BRUSSELS – Facebook said on Monday it was publishing its privacy principles for the first time and rolling out educational videos to help users control who has access to their information, as it prepares for the start of a tough new EU data protection law.  The videos will show users how to manage the data…

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Indian man brutally thrashes son; video goes viral

Indian police in southern Karnataka state arrested a man for mercilessly thrashing his 10-year-old son after a video showing this went viral on social media. The video was reportedly shot by the mother of the child about two months ago, but was leaked after she gave her phone for repair recently. In the video, the…

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Police arrest human traffickers who kidnap girls via social media

A racket involved in human trafficking has been busted by in Mirpur Khas. Three traffickers have been arrested. The kidnapped girls were recovered.  The group was involved in smuggling of young girls. They people used social media to trap innocent girls. The group was arrested and girls were recovered. Watch this video report.

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SAMAA poll: Majority support Imran Khan’s anti-Parliament tirade

On Wednesday, during Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s rally Sheikh Rashid repeatedly cursed the parliament and announced his resignation from his National Assembly seat. Imran Khan said he would consider quitting the assemblies on the grounds that parliament had lost its utility in protecting people’s rights. Khan, voicing his support for Rashid, had also “cursed” the parliament….

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Naqeeb wanted to become Facebook star, says brother

PESHAWAR: Sher Alam, the brother of Naqeebullah Mehsud, the youth who was killed in a fake police encounter, told SAMAA that his brother wanted to become famous on Facebook.  Speaking to SAMAA from Waziristan, Sher Alam said that his brother used to spend most of his earning on his dresses and fashion as he wanted…

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Social media brims with anger over Naqeebullah Mehsood’s killing

Death of a 27-year-old man Naqeebullah Mehsood in a suspected police encounter in Karachi triggered rage and anger on the social media. Watch this report…

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Social media congratulates Junaid Jamshed’s son on his Nikkah

Junaid Jamshed’s son Babur Junaid Jamshed tied the knot with Mahnoor Ghaznavi on Sunday the 14th of January. On posting his picture, announcing his Nikkah, Babur has been receiving immense love and well wishes from the social media. Here is how the people congratulated him: Junaid Jamshed ‘s son Babur Junaid got Nikkahfied . congratulations…

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Famous Pakistani actress and host is on vacations in Maldives

Sanam Baloch is a Pakistani actor who has been entertaining the viewers with her splendid performances both as an actor and a host. Recently Sanam has been spotted vacationing in Maldives and her pictures have taken the internet by storm. She’s been super-active on social media, and her pictures are giving us some serious vacation…

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New drug begins attracting girls in Peshawar

The youths in Peshawar are facing yet another threat as the drug addiction has enticed the girls also. Video of a girl taking the Ice Drug went viral on the social media. The girl has been arrested by Hayatabad police. Know more in this video report.

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Webology Episode 1: #JusticeforZainab

The digital desk of Samaa has come up with web series where we will be discussing the most trending issues and topics that take the social media by storm. If you have something to contribute, comment on our videos and we will reach out to you!

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Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON: Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world’s largest social network, reported Reuters. Zuckerberg, in a sweeping post on Facebook,…

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Kiran Naz gets world fame after program on Zainab

International media houses and broadcasters has started taking interviews of Samaa’s newscaster Kiran Naz after she conducted a program on ill-fated little girl Zainab. The program went a long way to shake the international conscience as the newscaster becomes a loud and clear voice of the wronged girl. With an emotional intro on Zainab, Kiran…

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