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Australia's richest person may give half fortune away

Sydney , July 30

After a protracted and bitter family financial feud, Australian iron ore magnate Gina Rinehart is preparing to give away half her fortune to charity, media reports said on Thursday.

Lady Gaga bought shoes for 190,000 pounds

London , July 30

Singer Lady Gaga has bought three pairs of Alexander McQueen 'Armadillo' heels for 190,000 pounds as a "memory" of her friendship with the late designer.

Indian author in Man Booker Prize longlist

London , July 29

Indian author Anuradha Roy is among the 13 people longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for 2015, it was announced on Wednesday.

Delhi-based designer launches new range through video

New Delhi , July 29

Delhi-based designer Karan Arora has unveiled his new collection 'The Black And White Jazz' through a video.

Is India truly a mad nation? asks author Karri in his book

New Delhi , July 29 'I was born in a mentally retarded country', he begins his book. Encompassing a broad history of the country from the Emergency era in India, Babri Masjid demolition, economic liberalisation to the Godhra riots, journalist-turned-corporate-brander, Sriram Karri, in his book constantly reads this question to his readers: 'Is India truly a mad nation?' and adds, "India is unpredictable".

Sabyasachi, Louboutin give thrilling start to AICW 2015

New Delhi , July 30

Fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee opened the 2015 edition of Amazon India Couture Week (AICW) through a line that celebrated hand embroideries of different parts of India in the form of modern cuts and fine detailing.

Gogoi orders protection of Assam's historical monuments

Guwahati , July 29

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday ordered the formation of a committee for protection and preservation of the ancient and historical monuments in the state.

Working for human cause: Magsaysay winner Anshu Gupta

New Delhi , July 29 Goonj-founder Anshu Gupta, chosen for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award for 2015, on Wednesday said helping fellow humans is his "true calling".

Lakme Fashion Week to 'Re-invent Banaras'

Mumbai , July 29

Organisers of the Lakmé Fashion Week announced the launch of their initiative titled 'Re-invent Banaras' for the revival of Banaras handlooms along with designer-politician Shaina NC here on Wednesday.

India's first-ever social polling app is here

Mumbai , July 29

Do you want to create a ripple on a burning topic among your friends on various social media platforms? Download the country's first social polling app.