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Sophia Naz's new book captures the story of her mother Shehnaz — a life of royalty, showbiz, crippling trauma
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Sophia Naz's new book captures the story of her mother Shehnaz — a life of royalty, showbiz, crippling trauma

'Shehnaz' chronicles the life of a woman who survived domestic abuse, partition, familial estrangement, and what seemed like a glamorous life in Bombay long enough to live through love and companionship. The late yesteryear actress' daughter Sophia Naz speaks to Firstpost on how the book came about, tracing her mother’s history, and the emotional cost of putting it all together.

Pakistani filmmaker accuses Dawn newspaper CEO Hameed Haroon of rape; publication’s chief calls it ‘fabricated story’ aimed at silencing him
World

Pakistani filmmaker accuses Dawn newspaper CEO Hameed Haroon of rape; publication’s chief calls it ‘fabricated story’ aimed at silencing him

Reputed Pakistani filmmaker Jamshed Mahmood Raza has accused the Chief Executive Office of English-language newspaper Dawn of raping him 13 years ago

Pakistan blacklists, expels Asia coordinator of Committee to Protect Journalists; group's executive director calls move 'baffling'
World

Pakistan blacklists, expels Asia coordinator of Committee to Protect Journalists; group's executive director calls move 'baffling'

Pakistan blacklisted and expelled the Asia coordinator of global press freedom group the Committee to Protect Journalists, the group's executive director said Friday.

Pakistan committed biggest blunder by joining US' war on terror after 9/11 attack, says Imran Khan
World

Pakistan committed biggest blunder by joining US' war on terror after 9/11 attack, says Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan admitted on Monday that Pakistan committed 'one of the biggest blunders' by joining the US after the 9/11 attacks, saying the previous governments 'should not have pledged what they could not deliver.'

Donald Trump meets Imran Khan on UNGA sidelines, says ready to mediate on J&K if India and Pakistan agree
World

Donald Trump meets Imran Khan on UNGA sidelines, says ready to mediate on J&K if India and Pakistan agree

Donald Trump made the remarks during his meeting with Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session. "

Imran Khan likely to meet Donald Trump at UN General Assembly session on 23 September, says report
World

Imran Khan likely to meet Donald Trump at UN General Assembly session on 23 September, says report

Imran Khan is likely to meet Donald Trump in New York on 23 September on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, according to a media report.

Rose McGowan to make directorial debut with animated film Pomerania: 'It's all about race, breed, classism'
Entertainment

Rose McGowan to make directorial debut with animated film Pomerania: 'It's all about race, breed, classism'

Rose McGowan, known for her roles in the TV show Charmed, has previously helmed a short film titled Dawn.

Jammu and Kashmir News Updates: Amit Shah claims Article 370 'crushed democracy' in state; MEA briefs P5 nations on developments
India

Jammu and Kashmir News Updates: Amit Shah claims Article 370 'crushed democracy' in state; MEA briefs P5 nations on developments

Jammu and Kashmir News LIVE Updates: Home Minister Amit Shah claimed in the Rajya Sabha that Article 370 "crushed democracy" in Jammu and Kashmir and the Centre was revoking the Article to end bloodshed in the state. Meanwhile, the Ministry of External Affairs briefed the envoys of the US, UK, Russia, China, and France, on the developments related to the scrapping of Article 370.

Centre moves resolution to scrap Article 370 in J&K: Rahul, Mehbooba, Omar slam BJP for 'unilaterally' tearing state apart; Mamata demands arrested leaders be released
Politics

Centre moves resolution to scrap Article 370 in J&K: Rahul, Mehbooba, Omar slam BJP for 'unilaterally' tearing state apart; Mamata demands arrested leaders be released

In an announcement that triggered massive chaos in the Rajya Sabha, Amit Shah has announced that the government has decided to repeal Article 370 of the Constitution

Tense situation in Jammu in Kashmir following series of military and political events: Here's what we know so far
India

Tense situation in Jammu in Kashmir following series of military and political events: Here's what we know so far

Union home minister Amit Shah is set to introduce The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha today. The Bill seeks to extend the 10 percent quota to economically weaker sections to the state, which has special constitutional provisions.

Kulbhushan Jadhav case ICJ verdict: Pakistan's news outlets welcome 'fitting' judgment, call it 'pretty bad for India'
World

Kulbhushan Jadhav case ICJ verdict: Pakistan's news outlets welcome 'fitting' judgment, call it 'pretty bad for India'

In the verdict delivered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Pakistan was directed to conduct an "effective review and reconsideration" of the conviction and sentence of the former naval officer

Pakistan's counter-terrorism forces arrest regional head of international NGO for 'diverting funds to Al-Qaeda'
World

Pakistan's counter-terrorism forces arrest regional head of international NGO for 'diverting funds to Al-Qaeda'

In Pakistan, the regional head of an international non-governmental organisation, accused of diverting money to Al-Qaeda was arrested.

Pakistani journalist Cyril Almeida awarded IPI's Press Freedom Hero for coverage of Islamabad's civil-military ties
World

Pakistani journalist Cyril Almeida awarded IPI's Press Freedom Hero for coverage of Islamabad's civil-military ties

A Pakistani journalist has won the World Press Freedom Hero award of The International Press Institute (IPI) for his "critical" and "tenacious coverage" of the civil-military relations in Pakistan.

Pakistan Elections: How the country's judiciary and military gagged media and influenced public opinion
World

Pakistan Elections: How the country's judiciary and military gagged media and influenced public opinion

Ahead of the general election, the Pakistan Army, which has always been extremely sensitive about what is written about the country's domestic or foreign policies, tamed media outlets, reporters and columnists

NASA's Dawn spacecraft sends back close-ups of dwarf planet Ceres' surface
science

NASA's Dawn spacecraft sends back close-ups of dwarf planet Ceres' surface

Launched in 2007 with an ion engine, Dawn is nearing the end of its voyage soon.

Pakistani media gripped by fear of military ahead of General Elections as criticism of establishment could risk abduction, torture
World

Pakistani media gripped by fear of military ahead of General Elections as criticism of establishment could risk abduction, torture

The Pakistan military has tagged a number of journalists, bloggers and activists as anti-state and anti-military, curbing dissent ahead of the elections.

Pakistan court issues notice to Nawaz Sharif on petition against his admission of Pak hand in Mumbai terror attack
World

Pakistan court issues notice to Nawaz Sharif on petition against his admission of Pak hand in Mumbai terror attack

A Pakistani court has issued a notice to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on a petition seeking action against him for claiming that those involved in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack belonged to Pakistan.

Pakistan daily Dawn says govt officials are barring its circulation in Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan ahead of polls
World

Pakistan daily Dawn says govt officials are barring its circulation in Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan ahead of polls

Pakistani newspaper Dawn has been facing disruptions in its distribution in "targetted cities and towns" for the past month ahead of the July general election its management said in a statement on Tuesday.

'Campaign of fear' drives Pakistan's journalists to self-censorship as pressure mounts ahead of General Election
World

'Campaign of fear' drives Pakistan's journalists to self-censorship as pressure mounts ahead of General Election

With the Pakistan General Elections just a month away, journalists in Pakistan claim a "campaign of fear" is being run "against anyone criticising the establishment" especially the military

Distribution of Pakistan's Dawn newspaper 'disrupted' over Nawaz Sharif interview; Reporters Without Borders condemn action
World

Distribution of Pakistan's Dawn newspaper 'disrupted' over Nawaz Sharif interview; Reporters Without Borders condemn action

International media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the disruption in distribution of Pakistan's oldest newspaper Dawn after it published an interview suggesting that Pakistani militants were behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks