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Event to promote handicraft, handloom sector


August 17th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Niyaz Ahmad Bhat, a papier-mache artist from Kashmir, has never participated in a large exhibition but his happiness knew no bounds when his stall was ... Read more...

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NID training African craftspeople


July 24th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A group of 25 participants from Zimbabwe are attending a week-long crafts managers' workshop at the National School of Design in Ahmedabad to hone their ... Read more...

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Five die in Brazil when elevator crashes


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 22 (IANS/EFE) Five miners died in a elevator accident at an emerald mine in northeastern Brazil, officials said.The elevator the workers were riding in crashed into ... Read more...

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Government invites jewellers for talks


April 4th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it will hold talks with jewellers who have been protesting for the last three weeks against the budgetary proposals to ... Read more...

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Now, a course in Kangra miniature paintings


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh University here is starting a postgraduate course on Kangra miniature paintings to protect the dying art form, an official said here Tuesday.The University ... Read more...

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Goa gold dealers, jewellers call three-day shutdown


March 29th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 28 (IANS) Over 350 gold and jewellery dealers in Goa will down their shutters for three days beginning Thursday over the proposed changes in excise and import duty ... Read more...

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Artisans to turn designers, thanks to local NGO


March 18th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Happy Hands Foundation, an organisation that works closely on artisan-support programmes, has launched an initiative - Artists-in-Residence - that gives artisans from the remove corners ... Read more...

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Hidesign now forays into luxury line


March 11th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Indian leather accessories brand Hidesign is foraying into a luxury line that is exclusively styled by Milanese designer Alberto Ciaschini.Ciaschini, who has been leading the ... Read more...

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Handwoven Swarovski work dominates Akaaro’s show


February 16th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Swarovski crystals handwoven on outfits dominated the collection of designer Gaurav Jai Gupta at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Thursday."I have worked with ... Read more...

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India Inc welcomes 100 percent foreign equity in single-brand retail


January 10th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India Inc Tuesday welcomed the government's move to allow 100 percent foreign equity in single-brand retail."This is a welcome move with a clear potential to ... Read more...

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India allows 100 percent FDI in single brand retail (Roundup)


January 10th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India Tuesday allowed 100 percent foreign equity in single brand retail, notifying the norms that among other things said all wholly-owned international brands will need ... Read more...

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India allows 100 percent FDI in single brand retail


January 10th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India Tuesday allowed 100 percent foreign equity in single brand retail, notifying the norms that among other things said all wholly owned international brands will ... Read more...

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Under-nutrition unacceptably high despite GDP growth: PM


January 10th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Expressing concern that 42 percent of India's children were underweight, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday that levels of under-nutrition were "unacceptably high" despite ... Read more...

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Malnutrition a matter of national shame: PM


January 10th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Levels of under-nutrition in the country were "unacceptably high" despite impressive GDP growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday and added that the problem ... Read more...

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Taj fest postponed due to polls, Agra seethes with anger


January 10th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 10 (IANS) The annual 10-day Taj Mahotsav, which figures prominently on international tourism calendars, has been postponed from Feb 18 to March 16 in view of the Uttar ... Read more...

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Three killed in Tripura road mishap


December 6th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 6 (IANS) At least three people were killed when two speeding triple-ridden bikes collided with each other in Tripura, police said Tuesday. "Six people were coming on two ... Read more...

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Village handicrafts go on show at Dilli Haat


December 3rd, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) If you are fond of art work and handicrafts, the Dilli Haat is the place to visit these days. The village craftsmen's mart is hosting ... Read more...

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India, South Africa to cooperate in SME sector


November 15th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) India and South Africa Tuesday agreed to boost trade and investment and further strengthen bilateral cooperation in micro, small and medium enterprises sector.Minister of State ... Read more...

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Over 60 Indian firms to showcase products at Australian trade fair


November 15th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) Over 60 Indian companies and artisans will showcase their unique products at an international trade fair here -- Australian International Sourcing Fair -- from Nov 22-24.The ... Read more...

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185-foot Ravana goes up in smoke in Haryana village


October 6th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 6 (IANS) Brara village in Haryana's Ambala district is in the Limca Book of Records for having erected the tallest effigy of demon-king Ravana at 175 feet in ... Read more...

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Lucknow gets Tagore’s house replica for Durga Puja


October 1st, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 1 (IANS) During Durga Puja, the people of Lucknow will get a chance to perform prayers inside the ancestral Kolkata residence of legendary Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore as ... Read more...

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It’s Ganesh Chaturthi, millions welcome elephant god


September 1st, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) The sounds of the first 'aarti' and 'sthapan puja' welcoming the elephant-headed Lord Ganesh resounded through this Maharashtra capital Thursday as the 10-day Ganpati festival began ... Read more...

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Allahabad Bank to fund solar power systems buyers


July 26th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Kolkata-headquartered Allahabad Bank Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the Environ Energy Corporation for promoting installation of solar power energy systems by financing customers of ... Read more...

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Not knowing history, recreating it at Red Fort


May 9th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) For over 60 artisans employed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to restore the monuments inside the Red Fort in the national capital to ... Read more...

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Artisans across globe create Obama-Osama souvenirs


May 4th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Artists in Italy and China have created figurines showing US President Barack Obama's 'victory' over international terrorist Osama bin Laden.Genny Di Virgilio, an Italian artist, has ... Read more...

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Goa to showcase contemporary handicrafts


April 28th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) Artistic and contemporary terracotta and coconut coir handicrafts from Goa designed in consultation with the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, will soon be available right ... Read more...

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New Delhi hosts theater festival to preserve Manipur’s rich tradition


April 17th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): In an endeavor to preserve the extremely rich theater tradition of Manipur, which has not been able to achieve the kind of popularity it deserves at the ... Read more...

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North-east spring festival: A cultural extravaganza


March 26th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Dimapur, Mar 26 (ANI): The five-day long North East Spring Festival, recently organized in Dimapur city of Nagaland was a grand affair that showcased some of the best folk art forms of ... Read more...

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Fair dedicated to women in Madhya Pradesh


March 9th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal March 8 (IANS) A five-day fair featuring works of rural women will begin here Wednesday, officials said Tuesday.The Mamatva Mela, which is being held since 1990 by women self-help ... Read more...

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World Cup 2011 spurs creativity in Moradabad cricket fans


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Moradabad, Feb.23 (ANI): With World Cup fever intensifying, students and teachers in Moradabad have created an array of cricket-themed henna tattoos and tapestries.Many sported henna tattoos on their hands and arms showing ... Read more...

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Omani university develops low-fat ‘halwa’


February 21st, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Muscat, Feb 21 (IANS) A research team from a university in Oman has developed what it terms as "healthy halwa", a sweet dish with low fat alternatives.Mohammad Shafiur Rahman, a professor ... Read more...

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Traditional artwork exhibition held in Kolkata


February 20th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Feb 20(ANI): Various artworks by Kantha or embroidery artisans were put on display in an exhibition held in Kolkata.The artworks displayed in the exhibition were the efforts of poor women ... Read more...

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Traditional artwork Kantha empowering women in West Bengal


February 20th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Feb.20 (ANI): The Indian traditional artwork of Kantha or embroidery has empowered the poor women in West Bengal.Artwork by embroidery artisans displayed in an exhibition in Kolkata on Friday turned out ... Read more...

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Event to popularise Khadi to be held in Delhi


February 19th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Around 1,000 participants from across India will join in a three-day programme here, including a mass spinning programme, from Tuesday intended to bring Khadi into public ... Read more...

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Handicrafts exports recorded a growth of 18 percent: Maran


February 4th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): Union Textile Minister Dayanidhi Maran on Friday said that the handicrafts exports have recorded a growth of 18 percent and reached Rs.8614 crore till January 2011.Inaugurating International ... Read more...

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