Weekly News Round-Up (2nd – 8th October)
This week in the news included a catastrophic earthquake in Balochistan, the birth of Sarah Khan’s baby daughter, Adele’s new album and more. Read on to find out what you’ve missed!
News Of The Earthquake In Balochistan Leaves Pakistanis Mourning
On Thursday the 7th of October, the provinces near the Harnai district in Balochistan experienced a 5.9 magnitude earthquake. Tremors were throughout various cities in the province including Sibbi, Ziarat, Quetta, etc. 15 people were killed and over 150 were injured and according to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority “the exact damage hasn’t yet been confirmed”. Various Pakistani celebrities took to Twitter to express their devastation over the loss of so many lives:
Nadia Hussain Speaks Up About Her Public Spat With Nabila
In May, earlier this year, Nadia Hussain and Nabila had a very public feud over how Nadia’s newly launched ‘Go Makeup Platette’ was similar to Nabila’s ‘Zero Makeup Palette’. Nabila was upset about how Nadia’s product was a loose interpretation of something she had poured her heart and soul into it, and so she went so far as to call it ‘plagiarized’ and blocked Nadia Hussain on all platforms. Surprisingly, Nadia Hussain decided to make their spat public and now after four months, she’s finally opened up why. In a recent interview with Momina (Momina’s Mixed Plate), she stated,
“I was horrified at what had happened…There is no way I will allow anyone to trample on my feelings and my achievements…Why should I? I really didn’t care who she was. If someone is going to behave in such an untoward way with me, and if I have an issue with that, especially somebody who’s well known, I will take them to the task.”
By the looks of things, it seems the animosity between them is far from resolved.
Sarah Khan & Falak Shabir Welcome Baby Girl!
Our favourite celebrity couple are now finally parents to a wonderful, sweet baby girl! Their daughter, Alyana Falak, was born today and Falak broke the news to fans on Instagram saying,
“In the blessed month of Rabbi ul Awal and on the blessed day of Friday, Allah has bestowed his Mercy upon us. So happy to announce the arrival of my daughter who is half me and half the one I love. Introducing Alyana Falak”.
We congratulate the new parents and wish them the best on their journey!
The Pakistan Pavilion At The Dubai Expo 2020 Is A Crowd Favourite!
“The narrative of the Pakistan Pavilion reflects the poetic way in which the past, present and future are woven together as a tapestry that reveals the rich and layered history, culture, people and traditions of this land, while also highlighting the immense potential and possibilities it holds for the future”.States Noorjehan Bilgrami, designer and artist.
No wonder the Pakistan pavilion is proving to be a crowd-pleaser with its eclectic display of all things Pakistani!
Hrithik Roshan’s Heartfelt Open Letter To Aryan Khan & The Rejection Of His Bail Appeal
Earlier this week Bollywood’s Badshah Shah Rukh Khan’s Son, Aryan Khan was arrested In the Drugs-On-Cruise Case. Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s 23-year-old son Aryan Khan was first detained, then arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau, NCB on Sunday night following a raid at a rave party on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai. The NCB are trying to expose a cartel and a possible link to Bollywood by stepping up action on anti-drugs cases since last year following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. This seems to have now become a Bollywood Fraternity vs Police Case too as stars turned out in numbers and on social media to express solidarity and offer their support to SRK and family. However, Hrithik Roshan’s personalised letter to Aryan Khan seems to have struck a chord with the masses who now eagerly await updates from the case.
Alas, it doesn’t seem that Aryan Khan will be getting bailed out of jail anytime soon as Mumbai Court rejected his bail application on the 8th of October 2021 and Aryan Khan and the other accused will be kept in a quarantine cell for 3-5 days in Arthur Jail.
I am a 23 yr old with no prior antecedents. I am from respectable family, my parents, siblings are here. I hold Indian passport. I have roots in the society, cannot abscond. There is no question of tampering of evidence or accused. The electronic evidence is taken, the other accused are in custody.Satish Maneshinde had said in his concluding arguments while defending Aryan Khan (Source: ToI)
Adele Is In The News Headlines This Week For All The Right Reasons!
Adele will be gracing both the editions of Vogue and British Vogue for November, in preparation for promoting her upcoming album “Easy On Me”. This will be her first new music in six years (which if you ask fans, is way too long to be deprived of Adele’s magic) and will be her fourth studio album after “25” which was released in 2015. According to Adele, her new album is a way of explaining her divorce (which happened in 2019) to her son.
“My son has had a lot of questions. Really good questions, really innocent questions, that I just don’t have an answer for, [like] ‘why can’t you still live together?'” she told British Vogue. “I just felt like I wanted to explain to him, through this record, when he’s in his 20s or 30s, who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his entire life in the pursuit of my own happiness. It made him really unhappy sometimes. And that’s a real wound for me that I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to heal…I feel like this album is self-destruction…then self-reflection and then sort of self-redemption. But I feel ready. I really want people to hear my side of the story this time.”
Adele’s new album, “Easy On Me” is scheduled to release on 19th November 2021 and we can’t wait to cry our hearts out!