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From the looms of Benaras

Gauhar Khan was the showstopper for Rinku Sobti’s show at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015

Natural dyes, organic fabrics and largely Indian aesthetics dominated the ramp on Day Two of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015, also the Indian Handloom and Textile Day at the sartorial extra

Crustacean species named after Elton John

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Scientists have discovered a small “hitchhiking” coral reef crustacean species in Indonesia, and named it after English composer and singer Sir Elton John.

Purple potatoes may prevent colon cancer

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Washington: Compou-nds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, Indian-origin scientists have found.

Lakme Fashion Week 2015: Winter gets festive for GenNext

Models display creations of designer Payal Singhal during the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.  (Photo: AP)

One of Indian fashion’s biggest calendar events, the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015, began on Wednesday with an army of fresh designers making their debuts on the ramp.

McWhopper: Dream union of McDonald’s with Burger King

Is a McWhopper in the near future for fast-food lovers?

Pierce Brosnan: It’s time for black or gay Bond

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The next James Bond should be black or gay, says 007 veteran Pierce Brosnan.

Former Bharatiya Janata Party leader K.N. Govindacharya did not have many visitors when he was staying in New Delhi’s elite V.P. House, home and office to many parliamentarians and parties.

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India is to pronounce whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right or not.