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Kalam’s green mission at Rashtrapati Bhavan


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The sprawling Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapati Bhavan became a laboratory for nature-related experiments for A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during his 2002-07 presidential tenure."It was a great ... Read more...

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Help artists in distress: Pakistani daily


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily has highlighted the plight of a Pakistani pop music pioneer and demanded that the government should disburse funds and lend support ... Read more...

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Five Goa ministers allotted portfolios


March 16th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) Friday allotted portfolios to the five ministers who were sworn in a day after winning ... Read more...

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Kashmiri flowers gulaala, giltoor inspire Manish Malhotra’s collection


February 18th, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Renowned designer Manish Malhotra brought curtains down to the third day of ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) by showcasing an elegant collection ... Read more...

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Delhi pavilion to showcase handicrafts


November 7th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Delhi pavilion at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) this year will showcase handicrafts including gems and jewellery, ivory work and 'ittar', the Delhi ... Read more...

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Delhi building that collapsed was 60-years-old


September 28th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The three-storied building, which collapsed killing five and injuring 22 people in the Walled City in the capital, was more than 60-years-old, locals said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Third Delhi Haat to come up in Janakpuri


August 24th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the third Dilli Haat or village craftsmen's mart in the Janakpuri locality in the ... Read more...

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Agra gears up for Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations


April 14th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Agra, April 13 (IANS) Preparations are in place for the three-day Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations beginning Thursday in Agra, often described as the Dalit capital of north India,.With a population of ... Read more...

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ICC World Cup trophy a 60 cm high silver-gold structure


April 1st, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) The winner of Saturday's India-Sri Lanka World Cup final here will hold aloft a 60-cm-high trophy weighing 11 kg which features a golden globe atop three ... Read more...

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Moradabad fans cheer Team India with create 45- feet tall bat


February 26th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Moradabad, Feb 26 (ANI): Cricket fans in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday created a 45-feet tall bat to cheer Team India, ahead of their World Cup match against England.About 500 students ... Read more...

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‘Harry Potter’ franchise to be honoured at BAFTA


February 4th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 4 (IANS) The "Harry Potter" film franchise will be honoured at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) for its outstanding contribution to cinema."I am thrilled that ... Read more...

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Harry Potter franchise to be honoured at this year’s BAFTA awards


February 4th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 04 (ANI): The Harry Potter movies will be honoured at this year's BAFTA awards with an outstanding British contribution to cinema prize, it has emerged.According to the organizers, Potter author ... Read more...

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Adriana Lima Showcases $2 Million Fantasy Bra?


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
It is not any usual garment with usual fabric or color. This special bra designed by Damiani has 60 carats of diamonds and 82 carats of sapphires as well as topazes. ... Read more...

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Assam hosts career fair for ‘disabled’


November 20th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Nov.20 (ANI): A career fair is held for the disabled in Guwahati as an initiative to generate employment among disabled.Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi inaugurated the fair on Friday.Career access has ... Read more...

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Visakhapatnam jewellery exhibition sells diamond studded pen for rupees 2.3 million


November 1st, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Basi ReddyVisakhapatnam, Nov.1 (ANI): A pen studded with thousands of dazzling diamonds was sold for 2.3 million rupees at an ongoing jewellery exhibition here over ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan craftsmen to visit Delhi


October 27th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Master craftsman from Sri Lanka will display long-preserved traditional art of producing handmade crafts through unique tools and indigenous raw materials here from Oct 30.The exquisite ... Read more...

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Muslim artisans sell ‘Chopdas’ for Hindu businessmen in Ahmedabad


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
By KrutikaAhmedabad, Oct.23 (ANI): Ahead of Diwali, Muslim artisans in Ahmedabad are making and selling 'Chopdas' the traditional account books used by members of Gujarati and Rajasthani business community.The Muslim craftsmen are ... Read more...

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Muslim craftsmen make effigy of Ravana in Varanasi


October 16th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Girish Kumar DubeyVaranasi, Oct.16 (ANI): Ahead of the Dussera festival, artisans belonging to the Muslim community are preparing a giant effigy of Ravana in Varanasi.Along ... Read more...

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Ali Zafar to auction his art


September 24th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 24, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Doing his bit to contribute towards the flood relief in Pakistan –singing sensation Ali Zafar is soon to auction his art- proceeds of which would go towards ... Read more...

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Myanmar to build sculpture village


September 5th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 5 (IANS) Myanmar will build its first sculpture village to showcase the country's craftsmanship to the world, Xinhua reported. The village will cover 81 hectares of land in the Dagon-South area ... Read more...

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Inflation hits Uttar Pradesh’s age-old cottage embroidery industry


July 24th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), July 24 (ANI): Facing heavy losses, the artistic and highly acclaimed embroidery business in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur city, is in dire straits after being caught in an endless abyss ... Read more...

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NEIFT Organizes North-East Handloom Festival 2010


July 22nd, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): North East Institute of Fashion and Technology (NEIFT), an Assamese domestic organization celebrated North East Handloom Festival 2010 on July 21.The Ministry of Textiles, Government of ... Read more...

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India exports registered an increase amid global economic meltdown: Maran


June 9th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): Union Textiles Minister Dayanadhi Maran on Wednesday highlighting the major accomplishments undertaken by his Ministry said the India exports had registered an increase amid the global economic ... Read more...

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British architect plans to recreate a medieval hamlet


May 16th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): A British Architect has an ambitious plan to recreate a medieval English hamlet in Home Counties by utilizing a dilapidated 30-acre site in Kent for this operation.Seventy-year-old architect ... Read more...

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Rohit Bal Roots For Kashmir


May 15th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 15, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Rohit Bal has always been one to stick to his roots. Most of his collections have a traditional touch to them. This Kashmiri designer has somehow, always ... Read more...

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Varanasi craftsmen make a flag symbolizing communal harmony


May 5th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), May 5 (ANI): Keen to reduce the differences between Hindus and Muslims, craftsmen in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi have made a flag symbolizing communal harmony."The Hindu-Muslim differences should lessen down. ... Read more...

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‘Aadukalam’ - an unusual tale of Madurai


March 30th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 30, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Just like many filmmakers have started focalizing Madurai as backdrops in their films, director Vetrimaaran seems to have moved towards the same pattern too. But the ... Read more...

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Surajkund Mela provides showcase to northeast artisans


February 13th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Niharika VermaNew Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Craftsmen and artisans from the north east who participated in the grand Surajkund Craft Fair here have earned appreciation from visitors for their skills ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka seeks Haryana’s help to organise crafts fair


February 8th, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka has sought Haryana's expertise in organising a Surajkund-type crafts fair in Colombo, an official said Sunday. Representatives of Sri Lanka Sunday said that their government is planning ... Read more...

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Emma Watson unveils her new fair-trade clothing range


February 1st, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Harry Potter star Emma Watson has come up with a new range of 'clean, sexy' outfits for ethical clothing brand People Tree.Courtesy the latest venture, the young ... Read more...

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Manipur hosts fair promoting rural handicrafts and handlooms


December 10th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Dec 10(ANI): A ten-day fair was recently held in Manipur which was aimed at promoting rural handicrafts and handlooms of the state in domestic as well as international market. 'Saras Fair- ... Read more...

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Kerala artisans construct temple to be shifted to US


November 27th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Thrissur (Kerala), Nov 27 (ANI): Artisans and craftsmen here are working round the clock to give finishing touches to a wooden temple to be shifted to the United States in December.The ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh artists make jewellery with animal bones and horns


November 25th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
By VibhavMuradabad, Nov.25 (ANI): Artists in Muradabad city of Uttar Pradesh have mastered the unique art of making wealth from waste. Believe it or not, they make jewellery from bones and horns ... Read more...

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Kolkata Fashion Week did little business


September 18th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The second edition of Kolkata Fashion Week (KFW) may have recorded a good turnout of designers and spectators, but commerce did not pick up, with foreign ... Read more...

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Mandira Bedi rocks Kolkata in Satya Paul collection


September 12th, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Popular TV personality and cricket commentator Mandira Bedi kept the Kolkata Fashion Week-II audience spellbound as she sashayed down the ramp for the Satya Paul collection that was showcased ... Read more...

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