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Indian menswear brands holding own against international labels


August 6th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The business dynamics of Indian men's apparel industry have witnessed key changes due to the influx of international players. Yet, the increased competition has ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Assocham sees cheerful growth for foreign liquor


July 4th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Spelling cheers for the liquor industry, a top industry group said Wednesday the sales of imported spirits, including the duty-free segment, are expected to exceed five ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Myntra aims to offer 1,000 brands online


June 7th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) Myntra.com, one of the leading e-retailers in India, is planning to expand brands for online shopping to 1,000 from the current 300 by this fiscal-end, a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Poor Muslim women connect to global fashion with crafts (With Image)


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Marginalised Muslim craftswomen and weavers in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and in the capital are making an international connection with their work thanks to two ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

‘Global brands can generate jobs in India’ (With Image)


May 21st, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) International brands can generate job opportunities if their entry into India is facilitated, says Montblanc, a century-old German company known for its timeless luxury pens, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘International designers won’t affect Indian brands’


April 20th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) International brands and designers are foraying into the Indian market with full force, but the trend is harmless for local designers in the country, feels ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Malabar Gold group to diversify into retailing of lifestyle products


March 30th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) As a business de-risking and diversification strategy, the Kerala-based $2.4 billion Malabar group with interests in jewellery retailing and real estate development has decided to venture ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘iPhone’ gas burners seized in China


February 25th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) In an incident that could trouble Apple founder Steve Jobs even after his death, cooking gas burners carrying the brand name "iPhone" have been found in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kidswear market boon for Indian economy: Designer Rocky S (With Image)


January 14th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) After almost two decades in the fashion business, he has earned an impressive clientele - from Hollywood's Lady Gaga and Paris Hilton to Bollywood's ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

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...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Business |

Made in India, faked in China — $5-bn loss


January 1st, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Chinese manufacturers are increasingly "faking" popular Indian products of consumer goods giants such as Dabur and ITC, undermining the legitimacy of brands and causing losses ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kingfisher girl nurtures Bollywood dreams


December 15th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Indian Brazilian model Nathalia Pinheiro, who has won the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012 title, is eyeing Bollywood and wants to a carve a niche for ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

China jails eight for selling fake sex pills


November 9th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 9 (IANS) Eight members of a counterfeit ring in China have been jailed for producing and selling fake Viagra and other sex pills across the country, officials said.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Aki Narula partners with vodka brand to support cause


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Indian designer Aki Narula has collaborated with Belvedere vodka to launch the product in India and the proceeds from the sales will go to the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Indian brocade big time hit among Europeans


October 31st, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Brocade fabrics - that is what many Europeans request for when their friends visit India, says Spanish designer Ana González, pointing out that the traditional ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Ratan Tata gets Swiss Ambassador’s award


October 17th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata has been honoured with the Swiss Ambassador's award for "exceptional leadership" and his contribution to strengthening bilateral ties between India ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Business at fashion week broke all records: FDCI chief (Review)


October 13th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The five-day Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) spring/summer extravaganza ended Wednesday with business breaking all records, said Sunil Sethi, president of the Fashion ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Cartier plans to expand in India


October 10th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Like many other international brands, French luxury jeweller and watch manufacturer Cartier is lured by India's emerging economy and is looking for expansion, but feels ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Farhan Akhtar to endorse watch brand Xylys


October 7th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Farhan Akhtar was Friday named the brand ambassador of Xylys, a brand of Swiss-made watches by Titan, for his "sophistication" and "individualistic" values. The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Appu Ghar to return in Gurgaon


September 30th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Delhi's much loved and remembered amusement park Appu Ghar, which shut shop in 2008, is all set to make a comeback by next year in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Wanted, more designers for menswear


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Indian men are waking up to the world of fashion but only a handful of women designers in the country are tailoring their work to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Wondering what to gift your sister this Rakhi?


August 12th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The gift of good health and wellness, gizmos and gadgets, apparels and accessories or good old cash - what is it that you're planning to ... Read more...

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Delhi airport’s T3 completes one year Thursday


July 27th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India's swankiest and largest terminal -- T3 -- at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here completes one year of operations Thursday.Delhi International Airport Limited ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Forbes list eludes as Indian models fight odds


July 8th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) They are pretty, raring to go and make a splash on the international scene every now and then. So what's stopping Indian women from ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Except tickets, Indians aren’t shopping online (With Images)


July 5th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Looks like Indian consumers aren't comfortable buying personal things like clothes, shoes or jewellery online.According to a report by the Internet and Mobile Association of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

From model to motherhood - Aishwarya’s fairytale journey (With Images)


June 25th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) For would-be mommy Aishwarya Rai, it was a fairy tale jouney into the world of glamour after winning the Miss World title in 1994. ... Read more...

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Riya, Raima, Moonmoon Sen are new face of lifestyle brand


June 14th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Bollywood's mother-daughters trio Moonmoon Sen, Riya and Raima are the new brand ambassadors of lifestyle store chain Maya.This is the first time that they will ... Read more...

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Late entrants, Taiwanese ICT firms take on biggies


June 12th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Taiwanese firms were largely equipment suppliers to companies across the consumer durables and technology solutions space. They are now gearing up to give tough competition ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Reliance Industries to be debt free by year-end: Mukesh Ambani


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) India's largest private sector firm Reliance Industries (RIL) Friday said that it will be debt free by the end of this year adding that the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

499 people arrested from Dubai streets


April 3rd, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 3 (IANS/WAM) A total of 499 people, including street vendors, beggars and car-washers have been arrested in Dubai, an official said.Several low-quality goods and pirated CDs were also ... Read more...

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Panasonic to invest Rs.10 bn on Haryana factory


February 20th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Japanese electronics giant Panasonic will set up an eco-friendly factory in Haryana's Jhajjar district with an investment of about Rs.10 billion (over $220 million), a member of parliament ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Abhishek teaches Italians to wear dhoti


January 21st, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) After the dhoti-clad look in his last period film "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey", Bollywood's star actor Abhishek Bachchan has become quite a pro in tying one ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Chinese college students living life the ‘low-cost’ way


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 23 (ANI): 'Low cost' life is the latest trend among Chinese college students, courtesy limited pocket money in hand.One way to do that, it seems, is team-buying. Online team-buying ... Read more...

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