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‘Indian jewellery designs traditional, not global’

New Delhi, March 11: India’s luxury market has unlimited potential and is growing rapidly, but the country’s jewellery business is still largely inspired by “tradition and heritage” rather than by global trends, says Costantino Papadimitriou of London-based diamond company Forevermark, a part of the De Beers group. “Indian jewellery is all about opulence and people here... 

Kim Kardashian asks fans if her ‘butt looks too big’

Kim Kardashian, who has been flaunting her new Goldie Locks avatar recently, has posted a photo of her ample derriere asking fans if her “butt looks too big in these jeans.” The reality starlet, who is no stranger to self-promotion, decided that she needed to up her ante on twitter, and managed to hog the attention of fans and haters alike, the New York Daily News reported. “Ms.... 

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West starting a shoe line together

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Kanye West are teaming up to launch a joint shoe line. The couple, who have had success individually with their own clothing collections, have apparently had a meeting with Francois-Henri Pinault, who heads the company which owns Louis Vuitton, reported Radar Online. “Kim and Kanye had lunch with Francois-Henri the other day at the yacht club because... 

Christina Aguilera turns fashion designer

London, Feb 7: Popstar Christina Aguilera is all to venture into the world of fashion with own line of clothing. The 30-year-old singer has teamed up with Brazilian department store C&A to create her own line and says that she cannot wait to get to work, reported Femalefirst. “I am here and very focused on the campaign,” said the singer. The ”Genie in a bottle” hitmaker... 

INS Vindhyagiri ‘sinking’ after collision with Norwegian vessel

MUMBAI: A major fire has broken out on Indian naval ship INS Vindhyagiri, which was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel, at the naval dockyard here today. The ship is listing and unconfirmed reports said it was sinking. A defence spokesperson said they are awaiting further details. A dozen tankers are engaged in firefighting operations, officials said. An official said there was a dent in... 

Offices of anti-govt website in Sri Lanka set on fire

COLOMBO: A group of men broke into the offices of a website critical of Sri Lanka’s government and set fire to it Monday, a journalist from the publication said, adding that he suspected a government role in the attack. Bennett Rupasinghe, news editor of LankaeNews.com, said the fire destroyed everything in the offices. He said the attackers could have been sent by the government as punishment... 

Rajapaksa sued in US Courts over war-crimes

WASHINGTON D.C: Three Tamil plaintiffs whose relatives were killed in three different incidents, all considered to be war-crimes, filed a civil case in the District Court of District of Columbia against Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday at around 4:00 p.m, the attorney for the plaintiffs and former Assistant Deputy Attorney General of the US, Mr Bruce Fein, said in a release sent... 

Karunanidhi meets PM, discusses fishermen issue

DELHI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi and is understood to have raised the issue of Indian fishermen being killed allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy. Mr. Karunanidhi, who arrived here yesterday on a three-day visit, met Dr. Singh at his 7, Race Course Road residence and is believed to have asked the Prime Minister to tell Colombo not... 

Foreign citizens advised to evacuate from Egypt

CAIRO: Foreign governments stepped up their warnings Sunday about travel to Egypt, with several urging their citizens to evacuate as soon as possible amid uncertainty over where the Arab nation is headed after nearly a week of mass protests. The fears of foreign tourists mirrored those of many Egyptians. Dozens with the means to do so rented jets or hopped aboard their own planes in a mad dash that...