Kantha stitches lives of rural women in West Bengal
West Bengal, March 17 (ANI): Women in rural hinterland of West Bengal are becoming self reliant by making Kantha, a kind of traditional embroidery. The revival of Kantha in Bengal is the brainchild of Shamlu Dudeja, who brought Kantha out of the rural households in the 80s. An initiative by the central government under the National Rural Employment Gurantee Scheme, this self help group set up Dudeja is acting as blessing for many rural women.
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Miss India beauty contestants get in shape
Mumbai, March 18 (ANI): About twenty finalists of the Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2009 are undergoing rigorous fitness training ahead of the contest in Mumbai next month. The month-long training is being conducted in a gymnasium under the watchful eyes of fitness freaks and professionals to ensure that the eventual winners fare exceptionally well at international pageants. Bollywood actor Isha Kopikar met the finalists at the gymnasium and gave them some tips.
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Varun Gandhi to explain his 'hate speech' to EC
New Delhi, March 20 (ANI): 20 Bharatiya Janta Party leader Varun Gandhi has to file a reply with the Election Commission on Friday, explaining his controversial speech in Pilibhit earlier in March. On Thursday, Varun tried to cover his back, desperately looking for options to avoid arrest. He first petitioned the Allahabad High Court for quashing the FIR against him, and has also filed for anticipatory bail in the Delhi High Court fearing arrest.
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Black is designer's favourite at the Indian Fashion Week
New Delhi, March 20 (ANI): Black emerges as hot pick of Indian fashion designers for Autumn/Winter Season at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi. Drawing inspiration from the world of sports,Bollywood stylist and one of the country's leading fashion designers,Manish Malhotra showcased a collection in black and gold merging sports and evening wear to come up with an assortment of dresses for both men and women.
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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh elects new chief
Nagpur, March 22 (ANI): India's hardline Hindu organization, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS, elected a new chief on Saturday. Mohan Bhagawat replaced K S Sudarsahan, who was held the top post for almost nine years. The election of Bhagawat came on the second day of a three-day conclave at the group's headquarters in Nagpur. Addressing RSS functionaries, the newly appointed chief said that the organisation was capable of changing along with time, but would not deviate from its avowed goals.
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Self help group in Uttarakhand makes herbal medicines
Ramnagar,March 24 (ANI): A self help group trains rural women in herbal farming and medicines in Uttarakhand state to make them self reliant.Women of Ramnagar area of Nainital have joined Navjyoti Self Help Group and are being trained in herb farming and making herbal medicines.These women have created a small garden to grow herbs and from these herbs they are making medicines.The self help group consists of 19 women where they make various tonics,syrups and herbal oils.
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Neeta Lulla showcases her collection at LFW
Mumbai, March 30 (ANI): Layers, frills and skirts, with 'feminity' written all over in bold letters, highlighted Neeta Lulla's collection displayed at the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai on Sunday. The collection was showcased on the third day of the fashion week in western Mumbai. Lulla's collection represented eco friendly organic line with the collection. Bollywood actors Hema Malini, Diya Mirza and Sameera Reddy attended the show and really liked the collection.
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Mukherjee sends condolence to Pakistan over Lahore attack
Jangipur/ Wagah Border/ New Delhi, March 31 (ANI): India's Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday sent condolence to Pakistan over the militant attack at a police training centre in Pakistan's city of Lahore. Addressing reporters in Jangipur on Monday, Mukherjee termed militancy as the biggest threat to world peace.
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Indian Hockey team geared up for Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy
Bhopal, April 3 (ANI): The Indian hockey team is geared up to make a mark at the Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy to be played in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5 to12 after undergoing a rigorous practice session in Bhopal. Indian Hockey coach Harendra Singh told reporters that the five-nation event, comprising of New Zealand, Pakistan, Egypt, Malaysia and India, will be a build-up for the Asia Cup and would also improve the international rankings.
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Political parties use mobile digital screen to campaign
Hyderabad, April 4 (ANI): Political parties in Andhra Pradesh are using unique mobile digital screens to woo voters in the ensuing elections to the state legislature and Lok Sabha. Designed and manufactured by the Hyderabad-based MIC Electronics Limited, the mobile digital screen enables a two way video conferencing and also displays live images to a large audience within a radius of 200-300 metres.
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Lakshadweep- smallest constituency prepares for polls
Lakshadweep, April 4 (ANI): The authorities and the people in India's Lakshadweep Islands, the smallest parliamentary constituency in the country, are getting ready for the general elections. Lakshadweep is a cluster of 36 islands, which are scattered in the Arabian Sea. The constituency has around a total of 44,424 electors in its 11 habitated islands.
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Mid Day Meal successful in Maharashtra
Aurangabad, April 4 (ANI):Mid Day Meal schemes introduced by India's central ruling Congress government for school going children is showing positive results in Aurangabad city of Maharashtra.In Aurangabad alone, the scheme is currently running in about 296 government aided schools. Almost 24,411 students from the first to the fifth grade and 6025 students from the sixth to the eighth grade are the beneficiaries.
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Tulip festival kicks off in Srinagar
Srinagar, April 9 (ANI): The ongoing seven-day tulip festival has began to boost the tourism prospects in Jammu and Kashmir. One of the largest tulip flower gardens in Srinagar, Siraj Bagh was opened for the tourists to enjoy the 'Tulip Festival'. The tourism authorities in the state said they are using the festival to promote the state as a preferred destination.
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Sehwag world top cricketer for 2008
New Delhi, April 9 (ANI): Wisden, regarded as cricket's Bible, has today declared Virender Sehwag the leading cricketer of the world for the year 2008 - making him the first Indian to bag the honour. Last year, the nawab of Najafgarh smashed 319 off 304 balls, the fastest triple century ever, against South Africa. His unbeaten 201 against Sri Lanka gave India its only Test triumph in a nightmarish series.
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Three regional parties release their manifestoes
Uttar Pradesh/Maharashtra/Patna, April 11 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party released its manifesto in Uttar Pradesh today which states that the party will tackle issues of unemployment, education, corruption, environment, and reservation for backward classes, minorities and tribals. Releasing the manifesto, party chief and former UP chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav promised to improve the plight of farmers. Two other Indian regional parties, Shiv Sena and Janata Dal also released their manifestoes.
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A look at Shahid's long list of love interests
Mumbai, April 11 (ANI): Cupid strikes Shahid Kapoor with his sharpest arrows. No wonder, he falls in love again and again. Kareena Kapoor bowled over Shahid, and she was his first love in the industry. They were the talk of the town and Shahid made millions envious every time he made a public appearance with Bebo. However, the gorgeous babe left him for Saif Ali Khan.But when Shahid was left forlorn, but there was another lady who gave him a shoulder to cry on.
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Villagers get employment under NREGA
Darshan Nagar Village/ Madna Village, Faizabad, April 13 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Government is involving villager in the construction of a sewage line and a pond to generate employment. In Darshan Nagar village in Faizabad District, a sewage line is being dug in front of concrete houses. The construction is being carried out under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), which is being promoted by the Ministry of Rural Development.
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Ash Abhi and Saifeena will be seen as spies
Mumbai, April 13 (ANI): It's not only Bollywood's stylish couple Saif and Kareena who will be seen in the avatars of spies in the upcoming flick, Agent Vinod. Another couple to join the league is none other than the cute couple, Ash and Abhi. The pair will soon be seen playing the roles of spies in the film Crooked. The film is said to be based on the Hollywood flick, Bourne Identity, and will be shot in Greece, Istanbul, Thailand and India.
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Madrasa promoting amity among Hindus and Muslins
Faizabad, April 14 (ANI): Jahangirganj village in Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh is a perfect example of harmony between different communities.Here,Hindus and Muslims live,work,together and even learn together in a madrasa.Known as the Niyamatul uloom madrasa,it is unlike any other madrasa.Here,Hindu and Muslim children attend classes not just to learn the teachings of Prophet Mohammad through the Quran,but also study the Mahabharata and Ramayana.
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BJP vows to stop controversial Ram Setu project
Aurangabad/ New Delhi, April 20 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday vowed to stop a controversial project to carve a shipping channel in seas off India's south coast, if voted to power. Religious groups say that the project will destroy a mythical bridge of sand made by Hindu god, Lord Ram. Meanwhile, in a move that could boost the BJP's prospects in Darjeeling, an ethnic group-Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, fighting for separate statehood, pledged support to the BJP.
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