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Saudi Arabia first cinema in over 35 years opens

Saudi Arabia first cinema in over 35 years opens

Private screening of blockbuster follows lifting of cinema ban in ongoing modernization drive by reformist crown prince Saudi Arabia has unveiled its first cinema in over 35 years with a private screening of the blockbuster Black Panther. The invitation-only gala event in a converted Riyadh concert hall on Wednesday was the first in a series of test screenings after a …

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International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December): 40% respondent never attended ABAC training

International Anti-Corruption Day - 9 December: 40% respondent never attended ABAC training

Ahead of the International Anti-Corruption Day, observed annually on December 9, a report released on Thursday showed that 40 percent of the respondents have never attended an anti-bribery and anti-corruption (ABAC) training done by their organisation. The report, released by EY India, said that the cost of corruption has risen significantly over the last few years, with increased penalties, financial …

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Charles Bronson and his ‘tough guy’ film career

Charles Bronson and his 'tough guy' film career

He was an unlikely movie hero, with an average height and build, a rough-hewn appearance instead of good looks, a voice low and gravelly than pleasant, and a languid, laid-back air that however couldn’t conceal an unmistakable toughness. These attributes would instead make Charles Bronson star of some of the most popular Hollywood and European action movies, spanning the war, …

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Bollywood makes $2 bn – but loses $2.7 bn to piracy

Bollywood makes $2 bn - but loses $2.7 bn to piracy

India’s film industry, said to be the largest globally with some 1,000 movies produced each year, earns around $2 billion from legitimate sources such as screening at theatres, home videos and TV rights. But with $2.7 billion, piracy earns 35 per cent more, and a way out has proved elusive. Red Chillies Entertainment, a production house promoted by actor Shah …

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Muhammad Ali dead at 74

Muhammad Ali dead at 74

Legendary former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who had been hospitalised following respiratory problems, has passed away, a family spokesman said. “After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74,” family spokesman Bob Gunnell said in a statement on Friday, media reported. Ali was hospitalised for a respiratory problem on June 2. One …

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Pakistan Celebrities finding comfort in Bollywood

Pakistan Celebrities finding comfort in Bollywood

Celebrities like Fawad Khan and Atif Aslam from Pakistan have created waves with their talent in Bollywood, but Indian actors haven’t found much space in showbiz on the other side of the border. Pakistani star Ahsan Khan, who blames budget constraints for this, says Hindi filmdom is “the best thing to have happened” to them. Bollywood will soon see the …

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World Culture Festival – Art of Living Foundation: Day 2

World Culture Festival – Art of Living Foundation: Day 2

Thousands of followers of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had their lessons in art of living amid thundering showers at Yamuna flood plains here on 12th March, 2016. Musical groups and dance troupes from countries like Ghana, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and the Netherlands performed before a huge gathering on a windy evening. The entertainment was mixed with religious teachings …

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