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Actress Lea Seydoux tests COVID positive ahead of Cannes festival

CANNES: James Bond actress Lea Seydoux, who was to appear next week at the Cannes Film Festival, where organisers are trying to keep COVID-19 contagion in check, has tested positive for COVID-19 in Paris. The world’s biggest cinema showcase, which

India holds massive religious gathering as COVID-19 cases surge

NEW DELHI: India’s health ministry warned that a huge gathering of devotees for a Hindu festival could send coronavirus cases surging, as the country recorded the most new infections in nearly four months. The ministry said up to 40 people

Karachi Theatre Festival concludes successfully

KARACHI: The ‘Karachi Theatre Festival’ has concluded successfully at Arts Council. The event started on 1st October and showcased 24 new theatre plays, performances, discussions, debates and three interactive workshops. Renowned intellectual and writer Anwar Maqsood congratulated Arts CouncilPresident Ahmad

Film on Pakistani street child footballers to be screened in Paris

ISLAMABAD: A film on street child footballers in Pakistan has been selected to be aired at a film festival in Paris next year. “Concrete Dreams” by Pakistani filmmakers @SabaKarim & Zayer Hasan on street child football in Pakistan to shine

Comic-Con 2020 canceled due to coronavirus crisis

SAN DIEGO: The San Diego Comic-Con has been canceled due to coronavirus-related restrictions around large gatherings, but organisers said they are planning for the festival to return in July 2021. The annual entertainment and comic book convention was scheduled to

Cannes Film Festival postponed due to coronavirus

PARIS: The Cannes Film Festival,  the world’s most prestigious film festival and cinema’s largest annual gathering, has postponed its 73rd edition due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers confirmed on Thursday evening that the film festival will no longer take place

Coachella music festival postponed due to coronavirus

LOS ANGELES: The Coachella music festival has been postponed from its usual two-weekend-run in April to October due to growing concerns about coronavirus. The festival’s producer Goldenvoice made the announcement and also confirmed that Stagecoach, a country music festival, will

Literary festivals

Literary festivals have blossomed in Pakistan which is unusual for a country with a low literacy rate; in Pakistan arts and culture have always remained under threat and reading habits have been declining. The past few years have seen literary

Karachi Eat food festival set to commence tomorrow

The biggest and most anticipated food festival of the year, Karachi Eat, is being held bring food lovers from across the city together. Karach Eat 2020 will kick off from tomorrow Friday, January 10 and will continue for three days

3rd WOW festival being held in Karachi

KARACHI: The British Council together with the WOW Foundation is hosting the third WOW – Women of the World festival – from 14-15 December 2019 in Karachi. The festival’s diverse programme was reflective of Karachi’s dynamic spirit with important talks

DC comics celebrate Batman’s birthday in a memorable way

LOS ANGELES: The followers and fans of batman series are lighting up the night on Saturday around the world with the famous bat signal to mark Batman’s anniversary. “On this date in 1939, the first Batman comic was released in