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Gaurang wins best designer award


August 14th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Hyderabad-based fashion sesigner Gaurang Shah has won the best designer award for utilization of Indian weaves and craftsmanship at the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.The designer ... Read more...

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Corporates told to give handlooms, handicraft products as gift items


August 13th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The textiles ministry is organising a conclave appealing to Indian industries to source domestic handlooms and handicrafts for corporate gifting instead of regular gift such ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to set up more border markets


July 27th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 27 (IANS) Dhaka and New Delhi are keen to set up eight more markets along the India-Bangladesh border in the northeastern states, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes ... Read more...

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International Woolmark prize comes to India, shortlists 10 designers


May 10th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The International Woolmark Prize, known for nurturing talents like Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, has come to Indian shores for the first time and ... Read more...

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Rahul Mishra named best womenswear designer


May 8th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Indian designer Rahul Mishra was adjudged the best womenswear designer by Cotton Council International (CCI) Tuesday for his creations with the fabric."I am feeling extremely ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to improve trade facilities along border


May 7th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 7 (IANS) Officials of India and Bangladesh will undertake a joint study next month to examine the infrastructure for trade and business along the border and also suggest ... Read more...

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Anuradha Ramam to take Indian weaves to San Francisco (With Images)


April 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) India is focusing on hi-street boom and the West is showing interst in Indian handloom and designer Anuradha Ramam will give it a boost by ... 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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A fashion show to mark 100 years of Bihar (With Image)


March 27th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Bihar-born designers Samant Chauhan and Arun Tiwari are set to mark 100 years of Bihar with a fashion show called "Silks of Bihar".Eco Tasar Silk ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to set up more ‘Border Haats’


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 23 (IANS) India and Bangladesh have agreed to set up more 'Border Haats' (bazars) along their border in Tripura, Assam and Meghalaya to boost local trade and economy, ... Read more...

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West on backburner: Designers endorse Indian heritage


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Are Indian designers done with Western influences? Many are travelling the length and breadth of the country in search of traditional craftsmanship, colours and techniques ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks another textile park


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Industries Minister Kishan Kapoor Tuesday requested the central government to provide funds for setting up another textile park in the state.Speaking at a meeting ... Read more...

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Major reshuffle in Tamil Nadu cabinet


November 4th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 4 (IANS) In a major reshuffle of her cabinet Friday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa dropped six ministers and inducted as many new faces into her cabinet.According ... Read more...

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Himachal reviving Chamba art forms


October 30th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 30 (IANS) To protect and revive the decades old, globally acclaimed dying art forms of the erstwhile princely hill state of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh is training and improving ... Read more...

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New textile policy for Bengal soon


September 14th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) The West Bengal government's new textile policy, seeking to revive the state's handloom and powerloom sectors, will be announced next month, state Textiles Minister Manas Bhunia ... Read more...

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LFW designers set to bring Ladakh’s hues, shades on ramp (With Images)


July 13th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Thinles Chosdup and Nirajana Adhya, who will participate in the Lakme Fashion Week's GenNext category, are set to spread the hues and shades of Ladakh ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa rehuffles cabinet, drops a minister


July 3rd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) Within one-and-a-half months of assuming office, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Sunday effected the second reshuffle of her cabinet, dropping a minister, inducting a new one ... Read more...

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IT, outsourcing power India’s job market (Second Lead)


June 30th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) India's information technology and outsourcing industries led organised employment growth last fiscal, accounting for 70 percent of the one million new jobs, despite protectionism in ... Read more...

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IT, BPO sector lead job growth in India


June 30th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Nearly 1 million jobs were created in the organised sector in India during 2010-11, almost 70 percent of it in information technology and outsourcing sectors ... Read more...

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Fashion frat’s social work genuine or eyewash?


June 24th, 2011 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Organising shows for a cause or collaborating with NGOs, the fashion fraternity often indulges in charity work, but many are of the opinion that these ... Read more...

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RJs now promoting Tihar’s Brand TJ (Lead)


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Tihar Jail is not just in the news for its prisoners, some of them high-profile. A range of snacks and consumer goods produced by Tihar ... Read more...

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Tihar facing problems retailing inmates’ products


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Retailing the brand TJ - goods the inmates of the Tihar Jail are turning out as they serve out their rigorous imprisonment - is ... Read more...

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India sets up 169 rural tourism sites


April 13th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India has set up 169 rural tourism sites in the remote but exotic locales of the country to attract foreign tourists eager to sample village ... Read more...

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Govt. committed to make NTC a world-class textile company: Maran


January 5th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran on Wednesday said the government is committed to make the National Textile Corporation (NTC), a world-class eco-friendly integrated textile company and flag-bearer ... Read more...

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Fabindia Employees Become The Company’s Shareholders


January 3rd, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
In a move that will surprise many, Fabindia has distributed shares of the company to 700 of its employees as a mark of the celebrations of the 50th year of ... Read more...

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‘We will provide freebies as long as poor people exist’, says Karunanidhi


January 1st, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Jan 1 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Saturday said his government would continue to put into action populist schemes as long as poor people existed in the state. ... Read more...

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Jharkhand’s thriving Silk industry, helps adivasis (Part-II)


December 4th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
contd.This near idyllic situation has risen out of the foresight and dynamism of some stellar government servants. Mr. Virendra Kumar, IFS who was posted as Special Secretary to Industries Department in 2005-2009 ... Read more...

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Proud Jorhat village showcases its young entrepreneurial talent


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Jorhat (Assam), Dec.2 (ANI): The Naobishi village in Assam's Jorhat District has acquired fame in the northeast region for its young entrepreneurial talent.Here, the safety of government jobs is looked down upon, ... Read more...

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Himachal to set up ‘Grameen Haats’ to help artisans


November 29th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 29 (IANS) To enable local artisans market their products in their vicinity, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday announced that 36 'Grameen Haats' or rural markets would be ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to set up ‘Border Haats’


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 3 (IANS) India and Bangladesh have agreed to set up 'Border Haats' (bazars) along their border in Meghalaya, Assam and Tripura to boost local trade and business, a Tripura minister ... Read more...

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Section of media misinterpreted my comments: Buddhadeb


September 20th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Monday took potshots at a section of the media for reporting that he had expressed doubts about the Left Front government being ... Read more...

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Delhi’s handicraft street gets ready for Games’ visitors


September 10th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Discounts, new stocks, eye-catching displays...state emporia selling exotic and colourful products from around India are set to make Commonwealth Games (CWG) visitors shop till they ... Read more...

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No minimum wages in 34 industries in Bangladesh


August 26th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 26 (IANS) Known in the global market for its cheap labour, Bangladesh does not have minimum wages for 34 industries and has not revised wages in a dozen others for ... Read more...

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Rescued from Delhi handloom unit, 39 kids return to Patna


August 18th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
By AjayPatna, Aug 18 (ANI): Around 39 minors, working as daily wage labourers in a handloom and embroidery unit in New Delhi, were handed over to the Child Welfare Board in Bihar's ... 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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