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19 hours ago
Now an artificial heart made of spider silk

London, Aug 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed cardiac muscle tissue made of spider silk, to investigate whether artificial silk protein could be suitable for engineering cardiac tissue. Ischaemic diseases such as cardiac infarction leads to irreversible loss of cardiac muscle cells, which is the main cause of reduced cardiac functionality that affects the working of the heart.

22 hours ago
'Independence was only transfer of power; true freedom is equal access to everything for everyone'

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The nation has just celebrated Independence Day with great pomp and fervour -- but does this special occasion evoke similar sentiments among the Dalits living in the country? No, contends author Sujatha Gidla, who was born an untouchable and is now creating waves in US literary circles with a provocative memoir capturing the life of her community in India. Until ...

1 day ago
Wendell Rodricks presents plus size show at LFW Winter/Festive 2017

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Ace designer Wendell Rodricks presented the 'aLL PRIMERO' collection at the plus size show at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 here. The presentation broke myths about plus size fashion where colour, style and fabrics were concerned with designs made to flatter men and women with great curves and ample muscles like the Apple, Pear, Hourglass, Rectangle a...

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Wendell Rodricks presents plus size show at LFW Winter/Festive 2017

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Ace designer Wendell Rodricks presented the 'aLL PRIMERO' collection at the plus size show at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 here. The presentation broke myths about plus size fashion where colour, style and fabrics were concerned with designs made to flatter men and women with great curves and ample muscles like the Apple, Pear, Hourglass, Rectangle a...

1 day ago
Jay Z admits he has 'real problem? with Kanye

Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Rapper-record producer Jay Z has revealed what led to the fallout with his former best friend and rapper Kanye West. Speaking on a podcast, Jay Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, explained that Kanye angered him by bringing up his and Beyonce Knowles and daughter Blue Ivy in one of his infamous on-stage rants, reports metro.co.uk. Jay Z said: What real...

1 day ago
Saiyami Kher turns show stopping bride for Nachiket Barve at LFW

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Designer Nachiket Barve collaborated with Lakme Salon's backstage experts to showcase the modern Indian bride through sheer timeless beauty of Greco-Roman goddesses - with Saiyami Kher as the show stopper, as he brought alive the theme of Eternal Luminance at the fourth day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017. My collection THEIA imbued the sensibilities...

1 day ago
Siyami Kher turns show stopping bride for Nachiket Barve at LFW

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Designer Nachiket Barve collaborated with Lakme Salon's backstage experts to showcase the modern Indian bride through sheer timeless beauty of Greco-Roman goddesses - with Siyami Kher as the show stopper, as he brought alive the theme of Eternal Luminance at the fourth day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017. My collection THEIA imbued the sensibilities ...

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Don't want to look sloppy while stepping out: Vaani Kapoor

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Vaani Kapoor, who walked the ramp for designer duo Sonam and Paras Modi at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/ Festive 2017 here, says she always tries to be true to her personality while dressing up, but never steps out of her house looking sloppy. I don't want to look shabby, sloppy, but I also don't want to overdo anything. I keep it very simple and I ke...

1 day ago
There's always been racism, there always will be: Ali Fazal

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal, who plays one of the title roles in Stephen Frears' directorial Victoria and Abdul with veteran actor Judi Dench, believes racism has always existed and it will continue to exist in future too. But he says he is one of the lucky few to have never experienced it. I don't think it is (racism) out of the picture. There has always been racism and there ...

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Gen Next designers find inspiration in Johnnie Walker's striding man

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Three Gen Next designers Asa Kazingmei, Abhishek Paatni and Ajay Kumar presented a specially curated limited edition capsule collection inspired by Johnnie Walker's iconic striding man on the fourth day of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017 here on Saturday. The designs were showcased as part of Johnnie Walker - The Journey show. Actor Ali Fazal as a s...

1 day ago
Court pulls Delhi Police for delaying de-sealing room where Pushkar died

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A court here on Saturday pulled up Delhi Police for the delay in de-sealing of Room 345 of Hotel Leela Palace where former union minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in January 2014. Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh asked police why it has taken two months time to inform the hotel that probe agency will need more time for investig...

1 day ago
More comfortable in non-glamorous roles: Nargis Fakhri

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Nargis Fakhri, who featured in glamorous roles in films like Main Tera Hero, Azhar and Housefull 3, says she is more comfortable doing non-glamorous parts. The actress walked for designer Anushree Reddy on the fourth day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017, sporting a fuller frame. To a question by IANS on whether she is comfortable doing...

1 day ago
'Bareilly Ki Barfi' gets sweet opening

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Bareilly Ki Barfi, starring Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao, opened on a sweet note by collecting over Rs 2 crore on its first day at the box office. Backed by positive word-of-mouth, the entertainer earned Rs 2.42 crore on Friday, read a statement issued on behalf of the film's team. Bareilly Ki Barfi is a collaborative effort between dire...

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Life of an artiste sexier than that of a superstar, says Ayushmann

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) From playing a sperm donor in his debut film to churning out some of the popular songs as a singer and song-writer to choosing unusual subjects in films, Ayushmann Khurrana is one multi-talented man who believes that being an artiste, he has a more interesting life than that of a superstar. Ayushmann's latest release is Bareilly Ki Barfi, and his next is Shubh Manga...

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Song from 'Thaana Serntha Kootam' to be shot in Croatia

Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) The makers of Suriya starrer upcoming Tamil film Thaana Serntha Kootam will be heading to Croatia later this month to shoot a song, a source said. Except for the song and patchwork, most of the shoot has been completed. After contemplating a few locations, the team decided to shoot the song in Croatia, and will be leaving next week, a source from the film's unit to...

2 days ago
IIT Kharagpur to start genomics lab

Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 18 (IANS) IIT Kharagpur is going start a genomics laboratory facility for students from all the branches of engineering, a statement said on Friday. The primary objective of this laboratory will be to teach all the students at the second year the basic techniques of life sciences that will include microscopy-based observation, molecular biology, protein struc...

2 days ago
'Government has limited understanding of health providers' pricing position'

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Supporting the efforts to address rising costs of health care, health experts on Friday however noted that the government, with a limited understanding of the health care providers' expenses, may not be accurately reflecting their pricing positions. On the final day of the two-day Ficci Health Conference 2017, they held that the most favourable outcomes can be ac...

2 days ago
SAIL looks for product differentiation

Rourkela/New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) State-run Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) sees product differentiation as a key strategy to survive in the competitive market, its chairman P.K. Singh said on Friday. In the present circumstances, only the best in the class will survive. At a time of high over capacities across the world, product differentiation is the requirement of the hour and we ...

2 days ago
TGBL reviewing its associates' plantation operations

Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Tata Global Beverages is reviewing plantation operations of its two associates -- Amalgamated Plantation Private Ltd (APPL) and Kanan Devan Hill Plantations Ltd -- to make them profitable, an official said on Friday. Responding to shareholders' query on company's associate, APPL Chairman N. Chandrasekaran said: It is a tough one. It is continuing to lose money. We ...

2 days ago
Older adults more concerned about privacy on Facebook

New York, Aug 18 (IANS) When it comes to privacy on Facebook, older adults are more suspicious about who is viewing their posts and this may deter them from using the social networking platform, say researchers led by an Indian-origin professor. In a study of older people's perception of Facebook by the team from Pennsylvania State University, participants listed keeping in touch, monito...

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