Everything you need to know about Govt.silk Farm: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Govt.silk Farm: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Update your wardrobe with the silhouettes inspired by floral to tribal prints as well as folklore-inspired clothing to get that soft feminine and glamorous look.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): A committee looking into the U.S. giant Walmart's lobbying activities to enter India on Saturday submitted its report to Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal to allow Steel Authority of India (SAIL) and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) to undertake direct chartering of ships without going through the centralized chartering organization under the Ministry of Shipping and Road Transport, namely TRANSCHART.
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS/EFE) Beetles, centipedes and tarantulas are among the insects that visitors to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, or NHM, can learn about.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Affordable innerwear for women with floral prints, stylish cuts and net inserts are some of the designs lingerie designers are experimenting with nowadays.
Jaipur, May 13 (IANS) Designer Neeta Lulla, who has adorned several Bollywood celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, showcased her exclusive bridal collection at the grand finale of Rajasthan Fashion Week (RFW) 2013 here Sunday.
Jaipur, May 10 (IANS) A major attraction of the second edition of Rajasthan Fashion Week (RFW) 2013 was an offsite show by Jaipur-based designer Rohit Kamra, who showcased his menswear collection at the pool side area of the Fairmont hotel.
Jaipur, May 10 (IANS) The second edition of Rajasthan Fashion Week (RFW) 2013 began at the Fairmont here Friday with Mumbai-based designer Vikram Phadnis showcasing Rajasthan's traditional outfits and accessories for both men and women.
London, May 8 (IANS) A new exhibition of paintings from the British royal collection and historic clothing cast an unusual light on the clothing and accessories of European royalty over 250 years.
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Ever thought of taking your mom out for a luxury make-over? Buy her a designer outfit created by the some of the known Indian brands especially for the Mother's Day, which falls on May 12.
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The government has constituted a state-level committee to look into the grievances of weavers in Assam, Minister of State for Textiles Panabaaka Lakshmi said Monday.
London, May 06 (ANI): A small Scottish island has been put up on sale for 2.5 million pounds.
London, May 4 (IANS) Actress Zoe Saldana walked the white carpet at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" in a black and white silk gown, but windy weather played spoilsport.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) From matka silk of Bihar, chanderi from Madhya Pradesh, and chiffons and woven yardages along with borders from Benaras, one can experience the kaleidoscope of India's rich culture and tradition in designer brand Ekru's latest collection.
New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): The Government on Tuesday said that it will continue with its efforts for passage of other bills on food security and land acquisition, which are equally important.
New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): The government has asked banks to fast track implementation of the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme (DBT) ahead of the launch of its second phase from July 1.
New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): The Delhi High Court has sought the Central Government's response on a plea questioning how children below the age of 18 are allowed to open accounts on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, despite Indian laws not permitting it.
Guwahati, Apr. 23 (ANI): The northeast is known for producing quality silk. An expo was held recently in Guwahati to promote products made of pure silk.
New Delhi, April 22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday condemned the government's move of to provide 'Z' category security to Reliance Industries Limited Chairman, Mukesh Ambani.
New Delhi, April 14 (ANI): Pulling up the ruling UPA Government over the coalgate scam, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Sunday slammed the ruling Congress Government, stating that they were misusing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to tweak the investigation in their favour.
Kollam (Kerala), April 14 (ANI): Former Australian cricketer Steve Waugh on Sunday participated in Vishu festivities here.
New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): One of the greatest symbols of Assamese culture, the gamocha has became the part of history, when an over 1,000-metre-long silk sheet made it to the Guinness Book of Records beating the previous record held by Indonesia.
Guwahati, Apr 9 (ANI): Seven days of carnival for Rongali Bihu (traditional harvest festival), has kicked-off in Assam with the locals participating with great enthusiasm in the event organised ahead of it.
Guwahati, April 8 (IANS) The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Monday directed the state government to conduct an inquiry into police action and firing at Sualkuchi that left seven people injured.
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Animal and dairy scientists have revealed that drinking milk at an early age can help mammals throughout their lives.
Chennai, Apr 5 (ANI): Handicrafts and handloom items from the northeast are gaining popularity in southern parts of the country. And in an effort to further promote them, a handicraft fair is being held in Chennai.
London, April 5 (ANI): Men's underwear is becoming a recession-busting item, with one major retailer reporting an increase in sales by 28 per cent since the start of the year.
New Delhi, Apr. 3 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal today announced the next course of the civil disobedience movement, which will start from April 6.
New Delhi, Apr. 2 (ANI): The Congress-led UPA Government today deferred a decision on hiking dearness allowance (DA) of central government employees to 80 percent from 72 percent at present.
Guwahati, April 1 (IANS) Life is limping back to normal in Sualkuchi - the silk town of Assam, where seven people including two policemen were injured in a clash between weavers and security forces, the government said Monday, adding it will order a judicial probe into the incident.
London, Apr. 1 (ANI): Google's decision to honour the birthday of U.S. labour organizer Cesar Chavez angered some American conservatives, who were fumed that it was disrespectful to celebrate Chavez with a so-called Google Doodle on Easter.
London, March 31 (IANS) When model Katie Price took her marriage vows with husband Kieran Hayler for the second time in front of family and friends last week, the elaborate fireworks reportedly set fire to a nearby tree.
Guwahati, March 30 (IANS) At least seven people, including two policemen, were injured after a group of weavers and locals clashed with security forces at Sualkuchi in Assam over the sale of Banarasi silk in the name of Assam silk Saturday.
Washington, March 30 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan, who was recently accused of stealing from the 'Anger Management' set, has told friends that she had a deal with producers to take all the stuff she wanted, and they'd just deduct it from her salary.
London, March 28 (ANI): Rolling Stones is all set to headline the Saturday night of this year's Glastonbury festival.
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Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Designer Soumitra Mondal revived the magic of old weaving techniques when he presented his collection at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer-Resort 2013.
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari, who walked the ramp for designer Payal Singhal Monday at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer-Resort 2013, said the collection took her down memory lane.
Melbourne, March 24 (ANI): British mattress maker Savoir Beds has launched a "Royal Bed" that cost 168,000 dollars this week in London, calling it as an investment in a good night's sleep.
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Using his signature black, designer Rocky S. Saturday showcased a bold and sophisticated 'Romantic Fashion' collection at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer-Resort 2013.
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Bling and colour seem to be the flavour of the spring season with designers like Pia Pauro, Sanjay Hingu and Komal Sood presenting bright and colourful lines, with a hint of bling, at the Lakme Fashion week (LFW) summer-resort 2013 here Saturday.
Sao Paulo, March 23 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch showcased a summer collection notable for its femininity and distinct winter feel on the fourth day of Sao Paulo Fashion Week.
New Delhi, Mar. 23 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal began his indefinite hunger strike at the Rajghat here on Saturday against increased power and water bills in the national capital.
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) The Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) summer-resort 2013 kickstarted here Friday with six budding designers showcasing their modern creations at the Gen Next show.
New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday assured that the government is committed to the freedom of internet users.
Melbourne, March 21 (ANI): Miranda Kerr has shared some tips to make long flights and hotel-room living a little healthier.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) It wouldn't be too hard to stick out in a simple white shirt and black pants amid a crowd of glamorous dresses, jazzy shirts, colourful trousers and high heels. Varanasi-based Badruddin and Hanumanta were a duo with a mission of creating awareness of the charm of India's age-old handloom work - and its growing problems.
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The magic of Pablo Picasso's paintbrush and colours was revisited when designer Pratima Pandey showcased her collection, inspired by the painting of the famous artist, at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW).
Los Angeles, March 17 (IANS) Lady Gaga will reportedly wear a Donatella Versace dress on her wedding to "Vampire Diaries" star Taylor Kinney. The wedding is rumoured to take place this summer.
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Designer Sonam Dubal celebrated tenth year of his label "Sanskar" with his latest collection titled "Winter Garden" at the ongoing autumn-winter edition of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW).
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) India's second-largest tractor maker TAFE will soon train women in farm management, including driving tractors and using implements.
London, March 16 (ANI): Rebecca Loos, who claimed that she had a fling with David Beckham in 2004, has now admitted that she doesn't regret speaking out about her affair with the footie ace.
London, March 16 (ANI): Lady Gaga has decided to have her wedding dress designed by Donatella Versace.
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Ace designer Manish Malhotra opted for young actors including Sidharth Malhotra, Esha Gupta and Jacqueline Fernandez who sashayed down the runway to showcase a collection titled 'Threads of Emotions' at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW).
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Ignoring floral shades like green, yellow and orange for subtle colours like dark reds, pinks, blacks and mustards, designer duo Abraham & Thakore's collection 'Shaadi Redux' aimed to provide a range out of the usual league for the modern bride
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Shantanu-Nikhil have maintained a class and style. Their glamorous yet sophisticated creations - a perfect fusion of East and West - have always charmed the fashion lovers and set the new standards. They continued to do so at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2013 Autumn-Winter, with their collection inspired by the dunes and desserts.
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Long free-flowing multi-coloured silhouettes such as lehengas, saris, and shararas, embellished with intricate hand embroidery and sequin work reminded fashionistas on the opening day of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) of the Mughal era that represented style and class.
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Actress Gul Panag will be the celebrity showstopper for designer Urvashi Kaur at the upcoming Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW). She will walk the ramp Thursday.
Guwahati, Mar. 12 (ANI): A fashion fest was recently held in Guwahati to promote handloom traditions of the northeast, especially for the national and international market.
New Delhi, Mar. 11 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday informed that the government is aware of Chinese participation in development projects in the Indian Ocean Region and keeps a constant watch on all developments concerning the national security.
Minister of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development andEducation, Govt. of Delhi Prof. Kiran Walia has exhorted that the people to discourage all types of crime against women and to ensure safe
Paris, March 8 (IANS/EFE) Designers, including Venezuela's Oscar Carvallo, presented a wide range of garments, accessories and jewellery in the studios and boutiques of the French capital during Paris Fashion Week.
Dhaka, Mar. 5 (ANI): Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni on Saturday said the government is considering a demand by civil society activists to ban the country's top Islamist party, the Jamaat-e-Islami, for spearheading ongoing clashes bordering on militant activity.
Minister of Social Welfare, Women, Child Development and Education, Govt. of Delhi, Prof. Kiran Walia has said that Government is committed to ensure empowerment of women in the Capital
New Delhi, Mar. 3 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K.Advani on Sunday said his party plans to uproot the corrupt UPA Government in the 2014 general elections.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Indian silk exporters Thursday expressed concern at Finance Minister P.Chidambaram's proposal to increase duty on imported raw silk, fearing that it would further hit exports of silk fabrics as they heavily rely on cheap and high-quality imported raw silk from China.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India's economic growth slumped to 4.5 percent in the third quarter of the current financial year on poor show of manufacturing, mining and farm sectors.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Designer Nida Mahmood, known for her flair for creative and dramatic creations, will showcase an amalgamation of textiles from various regions of the country at the autumn-winter edition of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW), starting March 13.
New Delhi, Feb.28 (ANI): Finance Minister P. Chidamabaram on Thursday announced that items like tobacco products, SUVs and mobile phones would cost more.
New Delhi, Feb. 28 (ANI): The General Budget for 2013-14 presented by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram reiterates clarity in tax laws, a stable tax regime, a non-adversarial tax administration and a fair mechanism for dispute resolution.
Washington, February 26 (ANI): Its may seem unrealistic when in 'Spiderman 2', the superhero uses his webbing to bring a runaway train to a standstill moments before it plummets over the end of the track.
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Feb.24 (ANI): Silk weavers in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, have expressed their ire over the government's false promises of providing them with basic amenities.
Rome, Feb 22 (IANS/EFE) Italian fashion house Gucci unveiled a collection at Milan Fashion Week that evokes romance and feminine sensuality using silk, patterns and dark tones.
New Delhi, Feb. 19 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Tuesday ruled out his resignation in connection with the VVIP chopper deal.
New Delhi, Feb. 17 (ANI): A day after an Italian court denied to share any documents with India regarding the Agusta Westland deal for 12 VVIP choppers, the Congress party on Sunday said that the government is committed to find out the truth behind the alleged corruption in the deal and an investigation team will visit Italy despite the court refusal.
New Delhi, Feb. 15 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government over its decision to hike petrol price by Rs 1.50 per litre and diesel price by 45 paise a litre with effect from midnight tonight, saying this is absolutely atrocious and will increase the prices of all commodities.
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Designer Samant Chauhan, known for his stylish creations using Bhagalpuri hand-woven silk, has opened his first ever flagship store in the capital.
London, February 11 (ANI): Rihanna stole the show at Sunday night's Grammy Awards, ignoring the alleged ban on 'sheer see-through clothing' by flashing her nipples on the red carpet.
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Justin Timberlake, who gave his last performance at the Grammy Awards four years ago, has made his much-anticipated return to the stage with Jay-Z.
London, February 10 (ANI): A Princeton researcher has reported that he's made a temporary tattoo that can detect things like bacterial infections and let others know you're sick.
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new high tech tattoo woven of gold and silk, which could detect things like bacterial infections and let others know you're sick.
New Delhi, Feb. 8 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday accused the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre of shielding militants.
Bhubaneswar, Feb. 8 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Friday gave call for a two-day nationwide strike on February 20 and 21 to protest against the government's anti-people policies.
Chennai, Feb 8 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Friday lashed out at Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai for hitting out at the Manmohan Singh-led UPA II Government at an international forum, and said that constitutional authorities should be circumscribed by the 'Lakshman Rekha' propriety.
London, Feb. 6 (ANI): A delicate pair of slippers, which were sitting unnoticed in a Scottish University's collection for more than a century, may have belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte's youngest sister, Princess Pauline Borghese, according to researchers.
London, Feb 2 (ANI): A book containing ingenious James Bond-style gadgets invented by British "spooks" to help prisoners of war escape has been sold at an auction for over 5,000 pounds.
Tirupati, Feb 2 (ANI): Star batsman Sachin Tendulkar sought divine intervention at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh state on Saturday.
New Delhi, Jan. 31 (ANI): The government on Thursday decided to constitute an executive committee on climate change to assist the Prime Minister's Council on the issue.
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Farm mechanisation must be given priority to attain the projected demand of 280 million tonnes of food grains by 2020-21, union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said Wednesday.
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Megan Fox, who has recently posed for the cover of Marie Claire's March issue, has revealed that she is enjoying being mum of four-month-old son, Noah.
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Scientists have cracked the secret of spider silk's strength and what makes the fibre at least five times as tough as piano wire, weight for weight.
Washington, Jan. 29 (ANI): Scientists at Arizona State University are on the brink of understanding what makes the spider's spun fibre - weight for weight - at least five times as strong as piano wire.
New York, Jan 29 (IANS) The first Indian apparel trade show here featuring 35 exporters and their Fall/Winter 2013-14 collections is expected to bring more than 300-400 US buyers, including at least 20 brand stores.
London, Jan 27 (IANS) An intelligence officer for British secret department M19 has come up with a catalogue that shows how troops used James Bond-like gadgets during the Second World War to outwit the enemy.
London, January 26 (ANI): A catalogue, which details top secret designs for gadgets which British prisoners of war used to fool the enemy, offers a remarkable and fascinating insight into the inventive methods used by soldiers during the Second World War.
Amsterdam, Jan 23 (IANS) A revolutionary coating permits cotton to absorb roughly three-and-a-half times its own weight of water from misty air or fog.
Washington, January 23 (ANI): Waste from the cows and food products are used to produce gas to power electric generators in a city in England, it has been revealed.
Washington, January 22 (ANI): While President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term in office, it was the women in his life Michelle, Sasha and Malia, who draws the attention of the many Inauguration watchers by sporting colorful coats.
New Delhi, Jan.21 (ANI): Minister for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath on Monday said the government will spend around 100 crore rupees per annum on the appointment of protection officers to work exclusively for the implementation of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005.