New Delhi [India], Mar. 16 : The national capital, yesterday, saw a small glimpse of the Indonesian Fashion at the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2017, courtsey designer Novita Yunus.
NY, by Yunus, is a premium brand of Batik Chic, created under the framework of 2013 Indonesia Fashion Forward program of Jakarta Fashion Week 2014.
Her collection, titled 'Bumi-Langit,' prepared for Amazon India Fashion Week 2017, is inspired by the idea of balancing colour palettes of the autumn leaves and cold winter sky.
Speaking on the same to the media here, Novita said, "My concept is Bumi-Langit. It's an Indonesian language, meaning the sky and the Earth. Sky symbolizes the sun and the earth symbolises the eco-print I use, using the leaf material from Indonesia."
New Delhi [India], Mar 9 : Fintech platform delivering flexible EMI-free loan products to salaried professionals LoanTap participated in an esteemed '3rd Festival of Innovation' at the office of the President of India to recognize, respect and reward grassroots innovations and foster a supportive eco-system for them.
The event which was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, witnessed Vikas Kumar, Founder and CTO of LoanTap leveraged the opportunity to pitch his innovative business idea in front of venture capital investors and accelerators.
Held in the month of March at The President's House, 'Festival of Innovation' is an annual event to promote creativity and innovation in India.
New Delhi [USA], Mar. 9 : The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), in keeping with its commitment of staying true to the Indian ethos, will be dedicating the first day of the upcoming Amazon India Fashion Week AW'17, in association with Maybelline New York, to the celebrations of indigenous handlooms and textiles.
The event will be held from March 15-18 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Lodhi Road.
Taking this further, in an attempt to pay homage to the unsung heroes- the weavers who spin magic, six shows with 71 style aficionados will translate their vision through heady ensembles on the first day of the fashion spectacle.
London [UK], Mar. 8 : Google commemorates International Women's Day by putting together a Doodle slideshow to celebrate some of the female pioneers who have paved the way for women today.
It brings together images of 13 remarkable women from history and the internet search giant says each of them have "made a mark in her own way".
"They pursued a range of professions and passions and hailed from an array of backgrounds and countries. In fact, all of these women have been featured in individual doodles in the past, but often only in their countries of origin. So today we're taking the opportunity to share their stories with everyone."
Copper prices traded in range and ended with small gains amid concerns over a strike at the world's largest copper mine in Chile. Data from China, including manufacturing and service sector activity, cast doubt over the sustained growth of the world's second-largest economy and largest copper consumer. Freeport McMoRan told employees in an internal memo that it sees "no returning to business as usual" at its Grasberg mine in the Papua province of Indonesia. Freeport is under a concentrate export ban as it negotiates a new operating licence from the government of the Asian nation and Reuters reports in the memo, the Phoenix-based company announced that it has had to "drastic reductions" to manpower levels in efforts to cut costs.
Washington .D.C [USA], Feb. 4 : After putting Tehran "on notice" earlier this week in the wake of the ballistic missile tested by it, U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Friday enacted new sanctions on Iran.
The Treasury Department said that it was imposing the sanctions on 25 individuals and companies connected to the missile program and those who were providing support to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Qods Force, reports CNN.
This list also included three separate networks linked to support the missile program, which was opposed by US.
The tensions between the two countries have been on the boil since the election of Trump.
New York [United States], Jan. 28 : Criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees, Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg has expressed his concern on this decision.
"Like many of you, I'm concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by President Trump," CNN quoted Zuckerberg, as saying in a Facebook post, which cited his family's immigrant background and his volunteer work with undocumented schoolchildren.
Zuckerberg in his post said that the U.S. should keep their doors open to refugees and those who need help.
He said his wife Priscilla's wouldn't be here if the country had turned away refugees a few decades ago.
New York [USA], Jan. 28 : U.S President Donald Trump has signed two executive actions, including one limiting the flow of refugees into the country by instituting "extreme vetting" of immigrants.
The executive order is titled "Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States".
"I am establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America," the CNN quoted Trump as saying during the signing at the Pentagon after the swearing-in of Defence Secretary James Mattis.
He added, "We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas. We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people."
London [UK], Jan. 28 : Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak to his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump via telephone on Saturday in their first conversation since the latter took office.
This comes as recently, top Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway said that removing U.S. sanctions on Russia is "under consideration", reports the Guardian.
Trump has been steadfast in his praise for Putin and Russia and ascended to the presidency amid allegations of Russian interference in the election campaign.
He has hinted he could look at removing sanctions on Russia, and has suggested the U.S. and Russia could work together in Syria, where Russia is allied with the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.
New Delhi [India], Jan. 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday morning wished the nation on occasion of the 68th Republic Day.
Prime Minister Modi took to his Twitter handle and greeted the nation.
"#RepublicDay greetings to everyone," Prime Minister tweeted.
Vice-president Hamid Ansari also conveyed his warm greetings and best wishes to the citizens of the country.
In a message, he said that people should reaffirm commitment towards the Constitution and founding principles of the Republic and revalidate faith in the ideals of liberty, equality, fraternity and justice for all.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi also extended her greetings and said Indian Republic's intrinsic strength lies in country's Constitutional values. (ANI)
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan. 23 : Amid the massive protests going on across the state on the bull-taming festival of Jallikattu, the Bill to replace the ordinance passed by the Governor on the same, will be tabled in the Tamil Nadu Assembly today.
Monday morning witnessed a renewed clash between agitated locals and the police here at Marina Beach, now a battleground for the Jallikattu issue, as protesters swarmed in droves demanding a permanent solution and not a 'temporary' ordinance.
The Chennai city police had earlier requested the protesters to leave Marina Beach in a peaceful manner as "that their purpose has been fully achieved" after the state government promulgated an ordinance on Saturday.
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 20 : Calling himself the "messenger" of a movement, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to make America great again.
"We are going to make America great again, and I'll add greater than ever before," ABC news quoted Trump as saying.
Trump was addressing a large gathering of his supporters at his inaugural concert, a day before officially being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
"This journey began 18 months ago. I had something to do with it but you had much more to do with it than I did. I'm the messenger," Trump said.
He said that all Americans were tired of seeing what was going on in the country and wanted a real change to take place.
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 20 : Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has praised the American people for making him 'a better president' and 'a better man'.
"Before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th. Because all that I've learned in my time in office, I've learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man, Obama said in a thank you letter to the American people on Thursday.
On his last day in office before President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, Obama described the American people as 'the source of goodness, resilience, from which he has pulled strength.
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 20 : Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that nearly 50 senior Obama administration appointees have been asked by President-elect Donald Trump to remain in their posts after his inauguration in order to ensure continuity in the government.
The Obama holdovers include the highest-ranking career officials at key national security agencies like the Pentagon and the State Department.
Spicer said Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work and America's third-ranking diplomat, Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon, will remain in their agencies until a replacement is named by the Senate, reports VOA news.
New Delhi [India], Jan 19 : There could never be a more unique way to bring good health and cheer at your doorstep than Yakult Ladies delivering the probiotic Yakult, the ultimate healthy drink to boost your immune system! And to applaud these young women's' efforts, Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd., today recognized their efforts by rewarding them with various awards and recognition at an award function.
The host of awards were presented to Yakult Ladies in various categories such as "Long Term Association", "Best Sales Talk", "Perfect Attendance", "Best Home Delivery growth in a Year", "Best Sales Growth". The Awards were handed over by Mr. Minoru Shimada. Managing Director,Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd. at a ceremony in Tivoli Gardens, Chattarpur amidst much fan fare and fun.
New Delhi(Lucknow) [India], Jan. 19 : Expressed his anguish over the tragic accident in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the passing away of young children.
"I pray that those injured in the accident in Etah recover at the earliest," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
"Anguished by the tragic accident in UP's Etah district. I share the pain of the bereaved families & condole passing away of young children," he said.
More than 24 children lost their lives and over 40 others sustained injuries in the accident, which took place in Aliganj town where a private school bus collided head-on with a speeding truck.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan. 19 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam will on Thursday meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to urge him to promulgate an ordinance to lift the ban on bull taming sport, Jallikattu.
Pannerselvam will fly down to New Delhi today and discuss the prospects of brining such an ordinance.
He also requested the youth and protesters to give up their agitation over the issue.
"Tamil Nadu Government will continue to take necessary steps to ensure holding of Jallikattu- CM O.Panneerselvam (sic)," the AIADMK tweeted.
Muktsar (Punjab) [India], Jan. 19 : The Punjab police yesterday seized Rupees twenty five lakh in the denomination of Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 500 in new currency from two persons in Muktsar.
Those carrying the cash however, could not produce any document and details of the cash.
Meanwhile, the police informed the seizure to the Income Tax officials.
More details are awaited. (ANI)
New York [USA], Jan. 19 : Ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has received a unique gift.
A biologist has named a newly discovered species of moth after the next U.S. president.
The Neopalpa donaldtrumpi is a wee little creature found in parts of California and Baja, Mexico, reports the CNN.
The moth sports a very familiar-looking crown of yellowish scales like Trump's golden hairdos.
"With its hair tufts, its presence in US and Mexico, and its fragile habitat that needs conservation, I really did not have any choice with this one other than to name [the moth] after Mr. President-elect himself," said evolutionary biologist Dr. Vazrick Nazari.
Nazari said he also chose the name to bring awareness to conservation challenges.
Beijing [China], Jan. 19 : China has defended the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying that the project isn't aimed at India and Beijing is committed to developg friendly and cooperative relations by respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbours.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said, "The CPEC is a new framework for long-term cooperation and development in various fields built up by China and Pakistan, which will help promote regional connectivity and trade and economic cooperation as well as regional peace, stability and development. It targets no third party and will not affect China's stance on the Kashmir issue,"