17 January 2021
  • 10:17 am Global music publishing is booming with high-profile sales
  • 10:17 am Today’s outlook: Committee investigates broadsheet controversy, Sindh CNG stations reopen
  • 10:17 am 2020 saw a 7-year high in rapes in Karachi
  • 9:47 am Indonesia hunts for survivors as quake death toll hits 56
  • 12:32 am Watch SAMAA TV Headlines 12am Pakistan – 17 January 2021
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The pandemic has left the performance industry reeling but music publishing, a normally under-the-radar side of the business, is roaring thanks to a frenzy of high-profile music catalog sales. The royalty streams of songwriting copyright portfolios can prove lucrative for the long haul, and increasingly are enticing investors even as other industries tank under the […]

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Here are some of the stories we will be following today [Sunday]: The Mumbai police presented earlier this week alleged text conversations between Republic TV Editor Arnab Goswami and former CEO of India’s Broadcast Audience Research Council Partho Dasgupta. The WhatsApp conversations, which were submitted in court, show that Goswami was aware of the key […]

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The number of rapes reported in Karachi have been increasing and 2020 saw a seven-year high of reported sexual abuse and rape cases against women and children. According to a police surgeon report, there was a 36% increase in reported rapes in 2020. That is to say, the actual number of rapes is much higher […]

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The death toll from a powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has jumped to 56, authorities said Sunday, with thousands left homeless as rescuers raced to find anyone still alive under mountains of rubble. Hospitals were overrun with hundreds of injured after the 6.2-magnitude quake struck in the early hours of Friday, triggering panic among […]

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Broadsheet CEO Kaveh Mousavi accused on Saturday former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari of trying to bribe him. Zardari offered to “settle” an investigation against late Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto, according to Mousavi. “Asif Zardari had a fellow here in London and I met him at his house and Asif Zardari’s white Rolls Royce was […]

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The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has nominated MPA Haleem Adil Sheikh as the Sindh Assembly opposition leader. Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved Sheikh’s nomination, according to party officials. MPA Bilal Ghaffar’s name is under consideration for its parliamentary leader. Sindh Assembly Opposition Leader Firdous Shamim Naqvi will formally resign on January 18. The PTI is likely […]

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The Mumbai police earlier this week filed alleged text conversations between Republic TV Editor Arnab Goswami and former CEO of India’s Broadcast Audience Research Council Partho Dasgupta. The conversations show Goswami was aware of the key Indian government decisions, according to the Indian media. “Bigger than a normal strike,” Goswami told Dasgupta on February 23, […]

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Southern Punjab along with hosts Sindh and Central Punjab registered victories in their respective Pakistan Cup 2021 matches in Karachi on Saturday. Hussain Talat-led Southern Punjab secured a comfortable eight-wicket win over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in their high-scoring game at the United Bank Limited Sports Complex. Taking guard, KP made 316-9. Khalid Usman remained not out […]

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