KINDS OF NEWS1. National News :
News having nationwide importance is national news. For Pakistani newspapers, news about Pakistan is national news.
Doctors call off strike (By Our Correspondent) :
Quetta, April 29: Doctors called off their strike on Saturday following assurances by the chief justice of the Balochistan High Court and the provincial chief secretary to redress their grievances.
A delegation of the Balochistan chapter of the Pakistan Medical Association met Chief Justice Amanullah Khan Yasinzai and Chief Secretary K.B. Rind and discussed problems faced by doctors. The delegation was led by PMA Balochistan president Dr. Naeem Agha.
The chief secretary and officials of home and health departments would again meet PMA representatives on Tuesday.
Later, the PMA’s general body called off the strike that lasted four days. Dawn, 3oth April, 2006
2. International News :
News of anything about all the world is international news. For example, news of American aggression against Afghanistan and Iraq are international news.
Uncertainty over US-Iran talks :
Baghdad, April 29: A spokesman for Iraq’s president denied a media report on Saturday that quoted the head of state as saying US and Iranian officials had held talks on Iraq.
Iraq’s independent Sharqiya television channel said Jalal Talabani told writers at a cultural festival that US-Iranian talks ‘dedicated to the Iraq issue’ took place ‘a while ago’ in the Kurdish lakeside resort of Dukan, in northern Iraq.
“That meeting never took place,” presidential spokesman Kameran Qaradaghai said.
A US embassy spokeswoman said she was unaware of any such meeting. Iranian officials made no immediate comment.
Iranian and US officials have said in the past that they would hold talks to discuss Iraq.
Both sides, which have not had diplomatic relations since Iran’s 1979 revolution, have said any such talks would only cover Iraq and have yet to decide on how and where discussions might take place.
Some analysts said they could open a conduit for discussion of other issues, particularly the dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme-ReutersDawn, 14th May, 2006
3. Local News :
Local news are the news concerned with the city from which newspaper is published.
PU exams :
Lahore, May 13: The Punjab University has notified the schedule for B.Sc. home economics annual examinations for 2006. The B.Sc. home economics first and third year examinations will begin from May 29, while the second and final year examinations will begin from May 30.-Staff Reporter Dawn, 14th May, 2006
4. Sports News :
News about different games played all over the world are sports news. For example, news about cricket, hockey, football, boxing and many other games are sports news.
Morton century puts W. Indiesin control :
Port of Spain, May 13: A brilliant century by opener R. Morton and enterprising half centuries by Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarain Chanderpaul powered West Indies to 263 for six wickets in the fifth ODI.
Despite losing Chris Gayle cheaply, West Indies batsmen took heavy toll of some wayward bowling by inexperienced Zimbabwe attack.
Morton and Sarwan (54) put on 134 for the second wicket while Chanderpaul (51 not out) and Carlton Baugh (25 not out) were involved in unfinished seventh wicket stand worth 57 runs. Newball bowler Mupariwa and Higgins were the pick of Zimbabwe bowlers taking two wickets each. Dawn, 14th May, 2006
5. Business News :
News about commercial market, stock exchange and other relevant business is business news. Some other important kinds of news are:
Port Qasim :
Karachi, April 29: Four ships carrying containers, diesel oil and chemicals were berthed at QICT, FOTCO Oil Terminal and EVT during the last 24 hours, said a PQA press release. Meanwhile, two more ships with edible oil and sugar also arrived at the outer anchorage. Berth occupancy remained on high side at 89 percent as nine ships were busy in loading and unloading containers, rice, canola seeds, edible oil, diesel oil, chemicals and iron ore.
A cargo volume of 90,215 tons comprising 66,430 tons of import and 23,785 tons of export was handled. Sailing was active as Hammurabi, Amasis and Samho Horn left the port while Nederland and Mykali were due to depart.
Three ships, Brasilia, Saudi Hofuf and Sea Lion were due to arrive at the port. Dawn, 30th April, 2006
Political News :
Political News is, concerned with political activities.
PML-N workers convention (By Our Correspondent) :
Okara, April 29: Former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif has said the interference of army in politics is detrimental to the stability and integrity of the country.
The message of the former prime minister was read out in a PML-N workers’ convention at the residence of party district president Mian Muhammad Zaman here on Saturday. PML-N Punjab president Sardar Zulfikar Ali Khan Khosa chaired the convention.
Speaking on the occasion, Sardar Zulfikar Ali Khosa said the country was in the grip of lawlessness due to the dictatorial rule of the army general.
He said the PML-N had supported the tenants of military farms the land of which was being cultivated by them for about a century.
Workers chanted slogans against Gen. Pervez Musharraf and in favour of their leader Mian Nawaz Sharif.
Meanwhile, PML-N provincial joint secretary Mian Munir and his supporters were not allowed to participate in the convention.
Punjab lawyer wing president Naseer Bhutta Advocate, MNA Pervez Malik, Punjab women wing president Begum Najma Hamid, Punjab youth wing president Mian Ghulam Hussain Shahid, PML-N secretary-general Syed Zahid Gillani and Syed Shahid Iqbal of the labour wing were also present on the occasion. Dawn, 30th April, 2006
Information News :
In this type of news, some information is given to readers.
New airport to be completed in 3 years (By Our Staff Reporter) :
Islamabad, April 29: The construction of new Islamabad International Airport would begin by the end of this year and the project Would be completed in three years at a cost of Rs. 18 billion.
This was stated by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Director-General Air Marshal (retired) Pervez Nawaz while talking to reporters on Saturday after giving a presentation to President Musharraf on CAA.
The design of the new airport, he said, would be completed by the middle of next month, while land acquisition for the project has already been completed.
About the Gwadar Airport, the DG said the CAA was expecting to get possession of the land for the project next month. Reputed international companies have been invited for the design and project management.
Gwadar Airport would have an open sky policy for attracting foreign investors, and bolstering tourism. Dawn, 30th April, 2006
Weather News :
Rain in Cholistan :
Bahawalpur, April 29: Some parts of Cholistan on Saturday received rain accompanied with storm which reduced temperature of the desert.
Temperature in Cholistan had reached above 46 degree Celsius and the rain had made the weather pleasant.-APP Dawn, 30th April, 2006
Crime News :
It is obvious that in crime news, crimes are mentioned.
Two brothers shot dead (By Our Staff Reporter) :
Rawalpindi, April 29: Two brothers Were shot dead by their rivals in the jurisdiction of Westridge police on Saturday, police said.
Talib Khan and Mir Zalik had an old dispute over a marriage issue with their two relatives, Bhadur Shah and Ashiq Hussain.
On Friday night, Talib and Mir Zalik came to Bhadur Shah’s house and had a quarrel with him, during which they pulled out their pistols and shot Bhadur dead. They also shot and injured A-sif Hussain when he came to rescue his brother.
The injured was shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital where he died in the wee hours of Saturday. The alleged killers escaped from the scene. Dawn, 30th April, 2006
Cultural News :
Any cultural activity, which is going to take place is told in cultural news.
The Art Gallery is holding a group show of Naheed Raza, Muhammad Kazim and Tabinda Chinoy. This exhibition will continue till November 17 at 8, Marine Galleria, Block 9, ,Clifton, Karachi. “Review” Nov. 15-21, 2001
Other types of news are :
i. News of Industry
ii. News about Women
iii. Finance News
iv. News of Society
vi. News of Education
vii. News of Special Occasion
viii. News about Deaths
ix. News of Government
x. Accidents, Suicide News
xi. Court News
xii. Science News