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  • SU organises dhamal, plans to establish music dept, performing arts academy

    HYDERABAD: Sindh University organised Qalandar’s dhamal on the campus on Friday ‘to spread message of love and tolerance and convey a strong message’ to the extremists that struck Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine on Feb 16 when a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing around 90 and injuring 300 devotees...

    SU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Fateh Mohammad Burfat announced on the occasion the establishment of a department of music and an academy...

  • Music Mela — a feast for music lovers

    ISLAMABAD: The manicured green lawns of the National Art Gallery were the venue for the three-day Second Annual Music Mela that started on Friday night...

    “The idea is to encourage live music, provide platform to talented musicians, and make the show bigger next year and the years to follow,” said Project Coordinator, FACE, Mehnaz Perveen explaining how this year a day-long Movie Festival had been included to promote films...

  • In music: “I’m always around music”

    Music, music everywhere!”Falak has a special attachment with Simdh...

    After a recent tour of Karachi and Hyderabad, he says, “I have a lot of fans in Sindh, it’s just that being a Lahore-based singer, we get more offers there...

  • Music critics wonder: did television kill the classical music star?

    Kicking off yesterday on a breezy evening, the I Am Karachi Music Festival saw thin attendance at the Music Dialogues...

    These are two-day discussions that deal with copyright and recording issues as well as tracing the relationship between music and society, and are a lead up to I Am Karachi's live musical performances due to be held this weekend...

  • Hyderabad to have another museum as culture dept gets possession of Mukhi House

    HYDERABAD: Mukhi House, built in 1920 by prominent figure of Hyderabad, Mukhi Jethanand, has been handed over to the Sindh government, which will convert it to Hyderabad Museum...

    Speaking to the media, she said that an amount of Rs25 million was being allocated for the repair, rehabilitation and renovation of the proposed museum now when the Mukhi House had formally been handed over to the department...

  • Rest house upgraded to circuit house

    GUJRAT: The district council rest house has been upgraded to the level of a circuit house and additional bedrooms and other infrastructure will now be built there for temporary stay of government officers and other functionaries...

    The rest house was established by the Gujrat district council around four decades ago and was under its control since then...

  • Avenfield House or ‘tax haven’ house?

    LONDON: The family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is not the only resident of Avenfield House on London’s Park Lane who bought their properties through offshore companies incorporated in tax havens...

    According to the UK Land Registry record, the majority of flats in Avenfield House are owned by offshore companies incorporated in tax havens like Panama, the British Virgin Islands and Guernsey...

  • Saeed Ajmal allowed to reopen academy

    FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), following intervention of the Punjab government, has allowed senior Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal to reopen his cricket academy set up on the university land...

    Last Thursday, the UAF administration had issued a notification, which read: “The syndicate at its meeting held on Aug 29 last, keeping in view the security concerns and directive of the worthy governor/chancellor...

  • Harassment, rape allegations against notable cultural icon rattle Nobel literature academy

    The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, has been rattled by a sex scandal as several members, their wives and daughters accused an influential person with close ties to the prestigious institution of assault...

    Married to a writer with “close links to the Swedish Academy”, the man runs a cultural club showcasing exhibitions, readings and performances by both the cultural elite and hopefuls, including Nobel...

  • Academy considers expelling disgraced Harvey Weinstein

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was in emergency session on Saturday to discuss kicking out Harvey Weinstein amid mounting sexual harassment, assault and rape accusations...

    The academy, which organises the Oscars, issued a statement describing the nature of the allegations as “repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical” to its standards ahead of the meeting of its 54-member board of governors...

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