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Pregnant singer shot dead for refusing to stand while singing in Pakistan

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LARKANA — A pregnant Pakistani singer was shot dead during a festive ceremony in Kanga village near Larkana district of Sindh province on Tuesday as she refused to stand while singing.

Twenty-four-year-old Samina Samoon, also known as Samina Sindhu, was allegedly shot dead by a man identified as Tarique Ahmed Jatoi after late the singer reportedly refused to oblige the ‘demand’ that she stand up while she sang as she was pregnant, Dawn reported.

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The accused Jatoi who was allegedly intoxicated had pestered the victim to obey before he shot her dead. She was rushed to local hospital Chandka, but could not survive her injuries and was pronounced the dead.

Her husband has demanded that the First Information Report (FIR) should charge the accused of double murder for killing his wife and unborn child.

The accused has been arrested and an investigation has been launched into the singer’s murder.

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Korean Pop Cover Dance Competition -2018 to be held in Kathmandu

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KATHMANDU- Korean Pop Cover Dance Competition -2018 is to be held in the capital on December 14 with the objective of cultural exchange between Nepal and Korea by means of dance.

The dance competition is taking place at the Rastriya Naachghar at Jamal at 1 pm on December 14. Twenty six dance groups are competing in the contest being organized by Struck Pop in association with Youth for Change.

The Invincible Events and Management is managing the event.

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The 26 dance troupes were selected from total 150 groups through the first selection round held in Butwal, Narayangadh, Dharan, Pokhara and Kathmandu.

The team coming out first in the competition will bag Rs 30,000; the team standing second Rs 20,000 and the team coming third Rs 10,000, the founding director of Struck Pop, Sresh Moktan, said.

Struck Pop is a Korean dance troupe constituted in 2015. It has been carrying out various activities related to Korean dance since its inception.

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