Cairo, April 28 (IANS) The Cairo Criminal Court Sunday refused an appeal by former president Hosni Mubarak and decided to keep him in prison pending investigations in a case related to illicit gains, state media reported. The appeal was submitted against the April 24 decision by the illicit gains authority to renew Mubarak's detention for 15 more days over making illicit gains using his power, Xinhua cited Nile TV as saying
Cairo, April 24 (IANS/AKI) A court in Cairo has sentenced Egypt's former minister of finance Youssef Boutros Ghali to 25 years in prison for squandering public funds.
Cairo, April 21 (IANS) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said Saturday he intends to announce an imminent cabinet reshuffle, he posted on his official Twitter page.
Cairo, April 20 (IANS) A court in Egypt decided Saturday to temporarily release former president Hosni Mubarak over charges of illicit gains, but still ordered he be kept in custody over other cases, the official MENA news agency reported. The decision of the Court of Appeals came in response to Mubarak's appeal over his continuous detention in a case of graft and illicit gains. The court, presided over by Judge Ahmed Salah al-Shehabi, decided to "wholly accept the appeal in form and substance and to release the defendant (Mubarak)," Despite the court's decision, Mubarak will remain in temporary custody over other two cases - over looting public funds allocated for maintenance of presidential palaces and for getting deluxe gifts from state-owned newspapers.
Cairo, April 18 (IANS) In a first of its kind in Egypt, the Indian embassy and Teamwork productions in collaboration with the soloists of the Cairo Opera Ballet Company presented "Bollywood Music and Dance Fusion" at the Opera House here last weekend, drawing enthusiastic support from the audience. Bollywood Fusion was a whirlwind of colorful dancing, singing and performances by Bollywood singers Mukesh Tomar, Parul Mishra, and choreographed by Gilles Chuyen with dancers from the Cairo Opera Ballet Company. The show wove together melodic music, vibrant costumes, amazing lighting and great dancing into a colourful spectacle.
Cairo, April 18 (IANS) A unique exhibition of visual arts showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Indian scripts has been unspooled at the Hanager Arts Centre in this Egyptian capital. The exhibition - Akshara, Crafting Indian Scripts - showcases India's great written heritage by focusing on calligraphy through craft forms in multi-faceted ways by linking the art of calligraphy and design creating a new repertoire of designs that incorporates the ancient with the contemporary. Handcrafted applications of scripts on metal, carved and inlaid wood, clay, stone, pottery and stone ware, papier mache, a range of embroidered and woven textiles, and different areas of traditional art like paper cut, shibori, hand block printing, and a variety of lesser known forms of folk art were on display.
Cairo, April 18 (IANS) Indian music and dance won many Egyptian hearts when a Bollywood fusion show rocked the Cairo Opera House here earlier this week. In a first of its kind in Egypt, the Embassy of India and Teamwork productions in collaboration with the soloists of the Cairo Opera Ballet Company presented "Bollywood Music and Dance Fusion" at the Opera House main hall between April 14-
Cairo, April 18 (IANS) Indian handicraft and calligraphy are being showcased in the Egyptian capital through a week-long exhibition, aimed at highlighting India's great written heritage. This exhibition of visual arts named "Akshara" is being organised by the Embassy of India in collaboration with Teamwork productions at the Hanager Arts Centre here from April 15-21, an official release said.
Cairo, April 18 (IANS) An Egyptian court has set May 11 as the date to retry former president Hosni Mubarak and his interior minister Habib al-Adli in a case related to the protesters' killing, Xinhua reported.
Cairo, April 17 (IANS) Egypt's prosecution Wednesday ordered that former president Hosni Mubarak be sent back back to Tora Prison Hospital, Xinhua reported quoting official Al-Ahram news website. Prosecution spokesman Mahmoud al-Hifnawi said Prosecutor-General Talaat Ibrahim Abdullah decided to discharge Mubarak from Maadi Military Hospital and send him back to the prison hospital "according to today's reports of the forensic medical commission that examined the ex-president in the military hospital".