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Indian fashion industry needs to go far: Ritu Kumar

Indian fashion industry needs to go far: Ritu Kumar

New Delhi, April 30  The Indian fashion industry has grown from being virtually non-existent to being rich and vibrant but still needs to go “very far” and needs to do something to preserve the nation’s rich handloom heritage, says veteran designer Ritu Kumar, credited with starting the boutique culture in the country. “The Indian fashion […]

Kareena connects with ‘Pyaas Badhao’ slogan

Kareena connects with ‘Pyaas Badhao’ slogan

Mumbai, April 30  Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor says she identifies with Limca’s new slogan as its brand ambassador because it inspires youngsters to strive for more. The new ad’s tagline is “Pyaas Badhao” and the first instalment of the campaign is already out. “The brands I represent are an extension of my personality. The sensibility […]

Sarabjit ‘clinically dead’; family to return Wednesday

Sarabjit ‘clinically dead’; family to return Wednesday

Amritsar/Lahore, April 30 The distraught family of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was brutally assaulted in a Lahore jail last week, is likely to return home Wednesday after doctors have reportedly indicated that he was “clinically dead”. Raj Kumar Verka, vice chairman of the National Commission for the Scheduled Castes, said in Amritsar […]

Indian origin woman short-listed for ‘best job in world’

London, April 30  An Indian origin woman in Britain has been shortlisted for the role of Western Australia taste master, advertised in the Australian state’s tourism website as “one of the best jobs in the world”. If she finally lands the role, Asha Patel’s job would be to eat her way across the state, forage […]

Maharaja Polo Cup Gala Dinner 2013, Australia

Maharaja Polo Cup Gala Dinner 2013, Australia

On the 12th of April 2013, Under the Patronage of His Highness the Maharaj Raghav Singh Shivrati of Udaipur, Queensland hosted the first Maharaja Polo Cup event in Australia. The prestigious event, for the first time was held in Queensland, Australia at The Palazzo Versace Hotel. With a VIP guest list, the event was attended by esteemed national, […]

Kerala Police collect Rs.1.5 million as fine from smokers

Kerala Police collect Rs.1.5 million as fine from smokers

Thiruvananthapuram, April 28  The Kerala Police have collected around Rs.1.5 million as fine after stepping up vigil in the past five months against those smoking in public places, according to information available on the website of the state police. “A total 9,885 people were fined across 20 police districts, netting Rs.15.75 lakh (Rs. 1.57 million). […]

1,000 Sri Lankan boat people returned by Australia

1,000 Sri Lankan boat people returned by Australia

Colombo, April 29  The Australian government repatriated 25 more Sri Lankans who tried to illegally migrate, bringing the total number of boat people returned to over 1,000, the Australian embassy said Monday. The group was advised of its status and that all its 25 members were subject to removal from Australia as none raised issues […]

Scotland’s largest gurdwara set to open Sunday

Scotland’s largest gurdwara set to open Sunday

London, April 25 Built with contributions from members of the Sikh community, Scotland’s largest gurdwara is set to open April 28 in Glasgow. The four million-pound Sikh spiritual home has been designed on the lines of Amritsar’s Golden Temple, the Sikhs’ holiest shrine, local media reported. The gold-domed structure has all the facilities of a […]

IIM-Trichy to offer short-term executive courses

IIM-Trichy to offer short-term executive courses

Chennai, April 26  The Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirapalli (IIM Trichy) will soon start several short-term executive education and customised management programmes for individual companies at its centre here. In a statement Friday, the management institute said: “IIM Trichy will shortly announce a range of short-term executive education programmes and customised management programmes for individual […]

Don’t have Facebook, Twitter account: Tanushree Dutta

Don’t have Facebook, Twitter account: Tanushree Dutta

Mumbai, April 29  Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta says she does not have any personal account on social networking platforms like Facebook or Twitter. “I would like to tell everybody that I am not on Facebook or Twitter,” the 29-year-old said here in an interview. Recently, the actress had reportedly lodged a complaint against an unknown […]

India to Pakistan: Release Sarabjit

India to Pakistan: Release Sarabjit

New Delhi, April 29  Appealing for Sarabjit Singh’s release, India Monday asked Pakistan to take a “sympathetic and humanitarian” view on the Indian death row prisoner who is battling for life after being beaten in jail in Lahore. The possibility of transferring Sarabjit Singh to India for treatment could be considered in order to provide […]

Dikshit accepts protest letters; AAP says people’s victory

Dikshit accepts protest letters; AAP says people’s victory

New Delhi, April 28 Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Sunday accepted the 10,50,000 letters written to her by the Delhi residents over inflated water and power bills following the protest of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at Jantar Mantar here. AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said Dikshit’s agreeing to accept the letters is “people’s victory”. Kejriwal vowed that the […]

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