VIDEO: Moment leopard injures 3 as rescuers try to catch it in India

A video has surfaced online showing the moment a leopard jumped out of a house in India on to a man as rescuers tried to catch it. (Screen grab)
Updated 13 March 2018

VIDEO: Moment leopard injures 3 as rescuers try to catch it in India

A video has surfaced online showing the moment a leopard jumped out of a house in India on to a man as rescuers tried to catch it.
Local residents called experts after they saw the big cat enter a building in Madhya Pradesh earlier this week.
“The leopard, around 8-years-old, had come from a forested area near here and caused panic among local residents,” Uttam Yadav, in charge of the civic-run Kamla Nehru Zoo told local channel, NDTV.

It injured two forest staffers and one employee of the Indore Municipal Corporation.
A forest official was injured as he approached the animal after it was hit by the first tranquillising dart, but the leopard pounced on him and tried to escape.
The animal was later captured after being hit by two tranquillising darts.


Cannes Film Festival postponed to July due to virus: organizers

Updated 27 January 2021

Cannes Film Festival postponed to July due to virus: organizers

PARIS: The Cannes Film Festival has been rescheduled for July 6 to 17 — postponed by around two months due to the ongoing virus crisis, organizers said on Wednesday.
“As announced last autumn, the Festival de Cannes reserved the right to change its dates depending on how the global health situation developed,” they said in a statement.
“Initially scheduled from 11 to 22 May 2021, the Festival will therefore now take place from Tuesday 6 to Saturday 17 July 2021.”
The festival was canceled last year, while rival European events in Berlin and Venice went ahead under strict health restrictions.
The Berlin Film Festival, which usually kicks off in February, said last month it would run this year’s edition in two stages, an online offering for industry professionals in March and a public event in June.
The Cannes festival normally attracts some 45,000 people with official accreditations, of whom around 4,500 are journalists.
It had only been canceled once before, due to the outbreak of war in 1939.
Its Film Market, held alongside the main competition, is the industry’s biggest marketplace for producers, distributors, buyers and programmers.
Last year, the festival still made an official selection of 56 films — including the latest offerings from Wes Anderson, Francois Ozon and Steve McQueen — allowing them to use the “Cannes official selection” label.

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