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'Full House' returning to TV

Los Angeles , April 22

"Full House" is officially coming back to the small screen.

No vanity issues for Carey Mulligan

Los Angeles , April 22

Actress Carey Mulligan feels that she is a "better person" when she isn't worried about her clothes or about putting on makeup.

The changing demographics in north Bengal's tea estates

Kolkata , April 21 Even as seven tea gardens in the north Bengal hills remain closed, labour demographics in the estates producing the globally famous Darjeeling tea have begun to rapidly change with local workers migrating to other areas and states and those from Nepal and Bhutan rushing in to fill the vacuum.

Assamese musician wants to popularise stories from his land

New Delhi , April 21 Digboi-born musician Joi Barua, who has lent his voice to Bollywood films like "Udaan" and "Dev.D", says he takes a "lot of pain and effort to ensure that our local stories are heard".

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Tatra Trucks back in action in India

Abu Dhabi , April 21 Czeck company Tatra Trucks is back in business in India's military space, after the ban on it for alleged corruption was lifted by the government a couple of months ago.

Bollywood songs add power to Pakistan fashion show

Lahore , April 20 The sounds of Bollywood tracks "Humma humma", "O humdum suniyo re" and "Maahi ve" resonated as models sashayed across the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2015 (PSFW) 2015 ramp here in creations by designer Zara Shahjahan. For an Indian onlooker, it was a moment of pride.

PFDC-The Boulevard to take online route for expansion in India

Lahore , April 20 The Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) plans to expand their PFDC-The Boulevard franchise in India through the online medium, says Sehyr Saigol, the chairperson of the fashion council.

Mariya Suhaib: Russian model with a clause in Pakistan (Lead, correcting para 3) With Images

Lahore , April 20 She is a Russian by descent, was born in Kazakhstan, and is happily married to a Punjabi from Pakistan, where she is settled with her husband and their three children. Mariya Suhaib, a model at the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2015, catwalks with a clause -- no skin show.

Mariya Suhaib: Russian model with a clause in Pakistan

Lahore , April 20 She is a Russian by descent, was born in Kazakhstan, and is happily married to a Punjabi from Pakistan, where she is settled with her husband and their three children. Mariya Suhaib, a model at the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2015, catwalks with a clause -- no skin show.

Pakistan politician with designs on India

Ranbir KapoorRanbir Kapoor
Lahore , April 21 She's a member of Pakistan's Punjab legislative assembly. And she has a fashion label of her own -- Teena. She also believes India is a great market for Pakistan-designed labels. Hina Butt feels improving trade between India and Pakistan can give a boost to the fashion industry in both countries.

A success story called the AAP

Arvind KejriwalArvind Kejriwal
New Delhi

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Tripura block's incredible feat in financial inclusion

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
Agartala , April 20 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will confer an award on Tripura's Mandwai block on April 21 in New Delhi for best performance in financial inclusion and financial literacy.

40 years after Aryabhata: Nothing too far for India

Chennai , April 20 India's first satellite - Aryabhata - was launched successfully by a Russian rocket on an April day 40 years ago, taking the country on an exciting space odyssey as far as the Moon and the Mars.

Afghanistan rebuilding itself - with a little help from India

New Delhi , April 20 As Afghanistan rebuilds its institutions, including in the fields of governance and education, after decades of war, Afghan officials say they have a lot to thank India for.

'Make in India' can lead to 'Decade of Manufacturing'

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
New Delhi

The government's manufacturing focus is evident. On the recent three-country foreign visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Make in India campaign received a fillip. India was also the partner country at Hannover Messe, described as the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology.

Obama's 'chadar' presented in Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Ajmer/Mumbai , April 20

A 'chadar' (sacred cloth) sent on behalf of the people of United State of America and President Barack Hussein Obama, was ceremonially presented at the Dargah Ajmer Sharif on Monday morning.

DNA barcoding to the rescue of India's ornamental fish

Kolkata , April 20 Indian scientists are using a new approach to identify animal species based on genetic labels or barcodes, that can help monitor and clamp down on trafficking of ornamental fish from northeast India - a biodiversity hotspot - and aid conservation.

Modi confers award on Tripura block for financial inclusion

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
Agartala , April 21

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday conferred an award on Tripura's Mandwai block where every tribal family has a bank account.

With Love from Obama, a 'Chadar' for Ajmer Sharif

Barack ObamaBarack Obama
Mumbai , April 18

The 803rd Urs (annual feast) celebrations of the revered saint Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisty of Ajmer, starting Monday, will be momentous affair this year - thanks to US President Barack Obama.