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24/05/2019

‘Lady on Fire’ sends Cannes swooning

Sciamma’s film hailed as a masterpiece Since her shimmering, shattering period romance “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” premiered to rapturous acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, its director Céline Sciamma has had some time to consider the passionate response. “I think it’s because it’s a love story,” Sciamma said in an interview on a sunny terrace in Cannes. “You can get some love back. It’s kind of beautiful, actually.” The French filmmaker’s movie has arguably provoked more ardor than anything else in Cannes. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” has been hailed as a masterpiece not just for the...
24/05/2019

23rd Jabriya Cooperative Society Futsal League for Martyrs concludes

The Martyr Issa Al-Saad team emerged winners of the 23rd Jabriya Cooperative Society Futsal League for Martyrs at Mohammad Ismail Al-Ghanim School in Jabriya area. Martyr Issa Al-Saad team defeated Martyr Mousa Ashkanani team by a score of 4-1 to win the title. The title cup was handed over to the winning team by the sponsor of the league Sheikh Fahad Al-Jaber in the presence of MPs Abdullah Al-Kandari and Abdulhadi Ghodonfori as well as the executive chairperson of Jabriya Cooperative Society among other guests. Prior to the final match, fans were thrilled to watch a fun match between the...
23/05/2019

Kuwait is not far from effects of US-China trade war

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: Referring to the trade war between America and China which escalated with the two countries announcing the exchange of customs duties on goods, Mohammed Ramadan, an economist said “Kuwait is not far from the effects of the US-China trade war, whether on the government, Kuwaiti companies, or even consumers,” reports Al-Rai daily. He stressed in a statement to the Al-Rai daily on the need for the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) to prepare basic plans and alternatives to all the expected scenarios in order to avoid the impact of the trade conflict on the values of investments...

23/05/2019

Indian principal held in alleged ‘hawala’ transfer – Money sent from Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: India’s Assam police have arrested a Muslim cleric and businessman for their alleged involvement in a “hawala” (money order) transaction amounting to about 845,000 Indian rupees which was allegedly sent from Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily quoting the Business Standard website. Nurul Islam, the principal of the Jamia Islamia Salafia Arabic College in Barpeta, has been arrested and the money has been confiscated from him, according to Barpeta’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Robin Kumar. “During interrogation Nurul Islam has admitted that the money came from a transfer from Kuwait,” Kumar said. The website said the Barpeta police...
23/05/2019

Fine & good conduct pledge frees ex-member of ISIS

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: The Court of Cassation upheld the verdict issued by a lower court to refrain from penalizing a Kuwaiti woman in her 20s who was accused of joining DAESH in Sinai, Egypt. The court also upheld the verdict issued to impose a fine of KD 500 and obligated her to sign a pledge of good conduct for a period of two years. Lawyer Dr Khalid Al-Khafifa explained that his client became a victim to the calls for “Jihad” made by some scholars. Previously, the Public Prosecution had charged the citizen with joining DAESH and being a member...
23/05/2019

An Egyptian dies, 4 hurt in wall collapse

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: An Egyptian died and four others, including a fire officer, were injured when a three meters high wall collapsed in the basement of a building under construction on Baghdad Street in Salmiya, reports Al-Rai daily. When police and firemen arrived at the scene of the mishap they discovered the wall had come down on the scaffolding. Three Egyptians working on the site were injured and rushed to the Mubarak Al-Kabir Hospital. One of them, 42, was taken to the intensive care after losing consciousness, but died of injuries sustained. A security source said one of the...

23/05/2019

Encroachments razed, citations issued against hawkers, illegal ads removed

Municipality in countrywide campaigns KUWAIT CITY, May 23: Head of the Emergency Team of Hawally Municipality Ahmad Ramadan says the achievements of his team during the month of April included lifting of 108 violations related to encroachment on state properties and issuance of 37 citations for violation of cleanliness regulations. In a press release, he explained that the team also issued 97 warnings against cases of encroachment on state properties, 32 citations against the misuse of road pavements, five citations against hawkers, 53 warnings against the violation of housing bachelors, and four warnings against constructions built on state properties. It...
23/05/2019

Islamabad police official suspended following 10 yr old girl killing

ISLAMABAD (AP) – Authorities in Pakistan have suspended a police chief in the capital, Islamabad, over the disappearance, rape and killing of a 10-year-old girl whose case triggered widespread condemnation and outrage, including on social media. Officer Mohammad Imran says the chief, Mohammad Abbas, was suspended on Wednesday for failing to act promptly in the case. An investigation is under way. The body of the girl, who disappeared after leaving home a week ago, was discovered two days ago in a nearby forest. The killing triggered protests in Islamabad by members of the girl’s family, originally from the Pashtun minority...
23/05/2019

Syrian and an Egyptian engage in traffic brawl

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: Police have arrested an Egyptian and a Syrian for exchanging blows following a dispute over the right of way, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily said when the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry received a report on the incident police rushed to the spot and found the men beating each other. They were taken to the police station and the Egyptian said the Syrian blocked his way and refused to move causing traffic disruption and this led to a verbal spat between them and ended in assaulting each other. A case of causing nuisance on a...

23/05/2019

Indian ruling party heads to victory with wide lead in votes – Imran Khan congratulates Modi

NEW DELHI (AP) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party was headed to a landslide election victory in Thursday’s vote count, while the leader of the main opposition party conceded a personal defeat that signaled the end of an era for modern India’s main political dynasty. Election Commission data on Thursday night showed that Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party had won 92 seats and was leading in 211 other constituencies out of 542 seats in the lower house of Parliament. Its main rival, the Indian National Congress, had won 25 seats and was leading in 26 others. The final...
23/05/2019

Iraq Ramadan show ‘revives’ an industry

DeGeneres show extended BAGHDAD, May 22, (RTRS): On a studio set in Baghdad, a director watches the star of his TV series hold a knife against the neck of a fellow actor, in a dramatic revival of fortunes for Iraq’s entertainment industry. Filmed in Iraq where the entertainment industry has been battered by conflict, “The Hotel” unfolds in a run-down hostel owned by a novelist who records the lives of his guests as they struggle against violence or become caught up in romance. Made on a small budget, the series of daily shows has been airing during the Muslim holy...
23/05/2019

‘H’wood’, a dazzling ode to cinema

With Brad and Leo, Tarantino debuts a fairy tale in Cannes It has been 25 years to the day since Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, crystalizing a cinema revolution, and we have never looked back. Yet here’s one more QT anniversary, a bit less monumental but, in its way, as meaningful: It has been 10 years since the premiere of “Inglourious Basterds”, which also took place at Cannes – and for me, at least, that means it’s been a decade since Quentin Tarantino gave us an unambiguously great Quentin Tarantino movie. You know the difference...