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LFW W/F'17: Jayanti Reddy brings drama of Byzantine era on ramp

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) It was glamour of a bygone era that took over the ramp at 6Degree Studio during Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 when Jayanti Reddy showcased a collection inspired by the colours and fashion of the Byzantine or Eastern Roman Empire. There was a variety of silhouettes with lehengas, jackets, shararas, blouses, shawls, tunics and pants. The ensembles worked wond...

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Still feel Friday release pressure, says Taapsee Pannu

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu says that she takes ownership of every films she works in and therefore feels pressure on every Friday morning whenever her movie is hitting the box office. Oh I do. I just got the Telugu release last Friday so I do get the pressure because I take the ownership of my films. I just don't let it go and ride it on other names... that's why I get t...

17 hours ago
Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth in focus at Badminton Worlds

Glasgow, Aug 20 (IANS) Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, a hungry Saina Nehwal and a reinvigorated Kidambi Srikanth will be in focus when the World Badminton Championships begin here on Monday. Sindhu, seeded fourth, will be one of the favourites in the women's singles and the 22-year-old's big tournament temperament will help her handle the pressure. The double World Champio...

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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.

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Indian fashion industry must embrace safety: Dusanj-Lenz

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian fashion industry needs to embrace the highest safety standards, says Suki Dusanj-Lenz, country co-ordinator for Fashion Revolution India. For this, India must first stop using chemicals that are banned in the rest of the world, she said, talking about a global movement that desires greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry.

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Would love an Indian adaptation of 'Sherlock': Actress Sian Brooke

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Sian Brooke, who surprised many when she entered Sherlock as an evil and mentally-disturbed third Holmes named Eurus, is clueless about the future of her character and the British series. But the English actress says she would find it interesting if the globally-loved show gets an Indian version. I would love to see the Indian adaptation of 'Sherlock' ; it will b...

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From RM to CM: Parrikar trades Tejas for tomatoes, surgical strikes for papad dough

Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Until some months ago, as Raksha Mantri, Manohar Parrikar, with his trademark fidgety eloquence, could explain the flaws in the LCA Tejas or confidently hold fort on the now-fabled surgical strikes against Pakistan. However, Parrikar appears to have re-adapted to his role as Chief Minister of India's smallest state, Goa, and in the course of his relatively subdued c...

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UP survey of rural women: Want to work, watch news, go to parlours

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) A survey of rural women in Uttar Pradesh, Indias largest state, has shown the rising spiral of their aspirations -- 56 per cent want to work, 67 per cent want to study further, at least five per cent visit a beauty parlour regularly, and at least 10 per cent watch the news on television. The survey of 5,000 women -- one of the largest ever of rural women in the sta...

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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...

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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
Ethnic wear basics for men

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) There are many options that men can play with while going for ethnic wear. Pathani suit, Jodhpur pants and dhoti are the basics that men should have in their wardrobe, say experts. Sandeep Kapoor, owner of Shree Lifestyle Private Limited, and Dheeraj Bhatia of Gritstones.com, tell how men can get the style right while wearing ethnic: * Kurta pyjama: It is...

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Not focusing on films at the moment: Pernia

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Fashion entrepreneur and stylist Pernia Qureshi, who made her Bollywood debut with Muzaffar Ali's Jaanisaar, says that she is not focusing on movies currently as she has other priorities. Films is not something I'm focusing on at the moment. I'm not opposed to them but at the same time I'm not active in that field. My focus right now is my pop up shop and my classic...

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23 dead, 40 injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh

Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed and at least 40 injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening. More casualties are feared as a number of passengers are said to have been trapped in the...

1 day ago
23 dead, 400 injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh

Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed and 400 injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening. More casualties are feared as a number of passengers are said to have been trapped in the deraile...

1 day ago
13 dead, scores injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh

Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and scores injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening. Thirteen people have died, and 58 injured people have been admitted to hospital, Union Ministe...

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74th National Open Water Swimming meet in Murshidabad from August 27

Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Competitors from Bangladesh, Spain and Thailand, alongside India, will take part in the 74th edition of the National Open Water Swimming Competition slated to get underway in Bengal's Murshidabad district from August 27, it was announced on Saturday. Organised by the Murshidabad Swimming Association, and recognised by the Swimming Federation of India (SFI), the mee...

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Four dead, 20 injured in train accident in Muzaffarnagar

Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) At least four persons died and more than 20 were injured, some critically, when six coaches of the Haridwar-bound Kalinga Utkal Express derailed at Khatauli, 24 km from Muzaffarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening, officials said. The accident took place at 5.46 p.m. when some parts of the tracks were found ripped out. One coach rammed into a house on...

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Ghosh-Sathiyan enter Bulgaria Open final

Panagyurishte (Bulgaria), Aug 19 (IANS) The Indian pair of Soumyajit Ghosh and G. Sathiyan defeated compatriots Anthony Amalraj and Sanil Shetty to enter the men's doubles final at the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open table tennis tournament here on Saturday. The Ghosh-Sathiyan duo defeated Amalraj and Shetty in straight games 11-3, 12-10, 11-8. They will now take on the to...

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Ethiopia to host global meet on maternal, child health

Rabat, Aug 19 (IANS/MAP) Ethiopia will host an international conference on maternal and child health on August 24 and 25 under the theme Overcoming critical obstacles to maternal and child survival. Initiated jointly by Ethiopia and India, the conference aims to celebrate progress to date, share best practices and identify key milestones for achieving the sustainable development goals se...

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JD-U hints at action against Sharad if he attends RJD rally

Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) On a day the party decided to join the NDA, rival groups of the Janata Dal-United were on the war path on Saturday with the faction headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar virtually putting Sharad Yadav on notice, daring him to split the party and face action. On its part, the JD-U faction led by Yadav announced that it will approach the Election Commission to st...

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