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Ramie: The ancient fabric that could transform Indian dressing

Ramie was used in ancient Egypt and China long before cotton was introduced to the Far East.Ritika Kochhar reports on how Indian designers are bringing it back to life. Unlike cotton, which requires pesticides and other chemicals to grow, ramie is made from the nettles that grow wild in rainfall-rich states like Meghalaya in northeast India.Representational photograph: Pixabay.com.   When it comes to eco-friendly fabrics, most people would expect cotton to top the list. But they'd be ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago

4 IS terrorists killed in Afghanistan

At least four militants belonging to the terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS) have been killed in the latest airstrike conducted by the United States in the eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.Khaama Press quoted the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan ...
 Business Standard1 month ago

ASEAN is important to India's Act East policy: MEA

[India], Jan 25 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Secretary (East) Preeti Saran on Thursday underscored Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to all the ten leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries shows that the ...
 Sify2 months ago
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As govt eyes forest land, Mumbai's tribals faced with move to dingy flats

With the Maharashtra government doling out pieces of the lush green Aarey forest to various utilities, the tribals living in it for generations are feeling increasingly insecure. Hepzi Anthony reports.  Image: A kid looks at the Warli painting on the wall of one of the houses at Keltipada inside Aarey forest. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani / Rediff.com The Maharashtra government plans to rehabilitate all the tribals living within Mumbai's green zone of Aarey under its slum redevelopment ...
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Spy’s eye: India-China summit is a good idea

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to China for an informal meeting with President Xi Jinping at Wuhan city later this week is a pleasant outcome of the interaction of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with her Chinese counterpart at Beijing ...
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AFSPA removed from Meghalaya completely, partly in Arunachal

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act has been removed completely from Meghalaya and its area of operation in Arunachal Pradesh has been restricted to three police stations bordering Assam and three districts neighbouring Myanmar, officials said on Monday. AFSPA, which empowers security forces to conduct operations, arrest anyone anywhere without prior notice, has been removed from all areas of Meghalaya from March 31. The decision has been taken due to a significant improvement of security ...
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The lady behind Good Earth's success

'Good Earth was more a passion than a business for a long time,' Anita Lal tells Anjuli Bhargava.'Today, I can assure you I know more about retail than most, but I learnt it all the hard way.'Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The joy of creating something inanimate and one's own personal journey can at times be inextricably linked. One starts small and before you know it, the object acquires a life of its own. The momentum envelopes you and you find you have grown with it every ...
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Why Ram/Buddha, Tendulkar/Jayasuriya is hard to beat

If India follows smart cultural diplomacy in Sri Lanka, it has unmatched advantages over both China and Pakistan, says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). Part 1: A soldier returns to Sri Lanka IMAGE: An imposing statue of the Buddha in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, one of Buddhism's most holy sites. Photograph: Archana Masih/Rediff.com'Buddhists Sinhalas are deeply religious and everyone has a desire to visit Bodh Gaya and Lumbini (Buddha's birth place) at least once,' says Colonel Athale. The situation in ...
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Day after bandh, houses of Dalit politicians attacked in Rajasthan, MP

The death toll in violence during the protests on Monday rose to 11 with two more people succumbing to their injuries. IMAGE: Protesters hurl brickbats as smoke billows out of burning cars during Monday's 'Bharat bandh' in UP's Muzzaffarnagar. Photograph: PTI Photo Fresh violence broke out in Rajasthan on Tuesday as a 5,000-strong mob set ablaze the houses of a sitting and a former MLA, both Dalits, even as the death toll from Monday's nationwide stir by Dalit groups rose to 11 with two more ...
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5 reasons why Congress should merge with BJP

'I am quite optimistic that sooner or later, my wishful thinking would turn into a reality.''The only hitch is that the INC president's own career ambitions may be hurt if the Congress merges with the BJP,' says Sudhir Bisht. IMAGE: Congress President Rahul Gandhi greets Prime Minister Narendra D Modi, right. I am sure that the title of my article would draw ridicule from most and perhaps a bit of laughter from some, to start with. Upon reading the title again, many readers would term it ...
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