Who owns news?

By Manal Shakir

When talking about journalists, some may describe a journalist as always having news in his/her blood. However, when describing a media mogul like Rupert Murdoch, one may say owning news was always in his blood.

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NY celebrities pose at Prada’s Costume Institute Benefit

Kristen Stewart attends the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 7, 2012, celebrating the opening of Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.

 

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Pashto poet/politician Ajmal Khattak’s shrine destroyed by militants

The shrine of famous Pashto poet and leader of the Awami National Party (ANP) Ajmal Khattak came under attack by suspected militants in Nowshera on Wednesday.

Khattak, who passed away on February 7, 2010, was a renowned poet of the Pashto language and among the most prominent politicians of the region.

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The Promise of Pakistan

My exposure to Pakistan was limited. I classified it as one of those countries that was created on religious concepts, was racist toward the rest of the world and wanted the Americans dead.

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Forman Christian college hosts conversation with the legendary Shabnam

The Forman Christian College History Department, hosted a conversation with legendary film star Shabnam in collaboration with the Zohra and ZZ Ahmed Foundation on Tuesday.

Talking to a packed hall, where students born after her retirement from Pakistani films outnumbered older people, Shabnam mesmerised the audience simply by her presence which drew a standing ovation . . . → Read More: Forman Christian college hosts conversation with the legendary Shabnam

Pakistan Cricket coach content with team progress

Interview by Umar Farooq

You were considered the strongest candidate by the Pakistan board. Did you need much convincing or were you always keen?

I had always privately harboured a strong desire to return to international cricket since my last international appointment with Bangladesh [2007]. I went down the path to some degree . . . → Read More: Pakistan Cricket coach content with team progress

Brad Pitt becomes the first man to represent Chanel No.5

Actor Brad Pitt is to be the new face of Chanel No.5 perfume, one of the most famous fragrances in the world, the French fashion house said on Wednesday.

“Chanel has selected world renowned actor Brad Pitt to be the face of the upcoming advertising campaign for Chanel No.5,” Chanel said in a brief statement . . . → Read More: Brad Pitt becomes the first man to represent Chanel No.5