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Gandhi Jayanti 2022: Why Mahatma Gandhi considered Khadi to be more than just a piece of clothing
India

Gandhi Jayanti 2022: Why Mahatma Gandhi considered Khadi to be more than just a piece of clothing

Gandhi viewed Khadi as the end of reliance on foreign resources and as the first lesson in true independence

PM Modi appeals to gift only Khadi village industries' products this festive season
India

PM Modi appeals to gift only Khadi village industries' products this festive season

The PM said that giving place to Khadi in clothes will give momentum to the 'Vocal for Local' campaign

Clothing as a hymn to the planet: 11.11/eleven eleven on their sustainable practices, fostering respect for artisans
Fashion & Trends

Clothing as a hymn to the planet: 11.11/eleven eleven on their sustainable practices, fostering respect for artisans

The DNA of the label is in tracing the journey of the garment: the product, the services and the foundation of the supply chain, all the way back to the land and the people at the site of manufacturing.

In a new book on partition, Marina Wheeler reconciles India's political struggle with personal histories
Arts & Culture

In a new book on partition, Marina Wheeler reconciles India's political struggle with personal histories

Using her mother's story as the primary source for the non fiction, the human rights lawyer and Queen's Counsel crafts a meaningful prose that describes India's struggle for political independence alongside her mother's quest for her own freedom.

Coronavirus Outbreak: KVIC serves legal notices to business firms, claims damages for selling PPE kits using its brand name
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: KVIC serves legal notices to business firms, claims damages for selling PPE kits using its brand name

KVIC maintains that it has, so far, not launched any PPE kits in the market. The kits developed by KVIC made of khadi fabric are at a testing stage.

Nitin Gadkari sets 5-year road map: Plans to spend Rs 15 lakh cr on highways, globalise khadi and MSME products
Business

Nitin Gadkari sets 5-year road map: Plans to spend Rs 15 lakh cr on highways, globalise khadi and MSME products

Gadkari said that the priority for him will be "rolling out all stuck highway projects that include many of the IL&FS projects within 100 days".

Shyam Saran Negi prepares to vote in Lok Sabha polls for 17th time: India's oldest voter seeks strong leader as PM
India

Shyam Saran Negi prepares to vote in Lok Sabha polls for 17th time: India's oldest voter seeks strong leader as PM

In October 1951, Shyam Saran Negi became the first person to vote in Independent India. Now, over 67 years on, Negi has not missed voting in a single election

Fabindia submits undertaking to Bombay High Court, says it will not brand its products with term 'khadi'
India

Fabindia submits undertaking to Bombay High Court, says it will not brand its products with term 'khadi'

The KVIC had approached the high court in June this year against Fabindia for illegally using its trademark "charkha" (spinning wheel) and selling the apparel with the khadi tag. In its suit, the KVIC had sought damages to the tune of Rs 525 crore from Fabindia.

Misuse of khadi mark by Fabindia adversely affects interests of artisans; KVIC has strong case against erring firms
Business

Misuse of khadi mark by Fabindia adversely affects interests of artisans; KVIC has strong case against erring firms

KVIC has a strong case to prevent the misuse of the khadi mark by companies in India, on the ground that KVIC owns the khadi trademark in India.

Giriraj Singh slams Rahul Gandhi's unemployment remark, says those eating Rs 30,000 pizzas can't see Rs 12,000 jobs
India

Giriraj Singh slams Rahul Gandhi's unemployment remark, says those eating Rs 30,000 pizzas can't see Rs 12,000 jobs

Stating that his ministry had created four crore jobs, Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh on Tuesday took a swipe at the Congress, saying "those who eat pizzas worth Rs 30,000 cannot see a Rs 12,000 job".

Kasganj violence: 'Such minor incidents happen often,' says UP minister Satyadev Pachauri
India

Kasganj violence: 'Such minor incidents happen often,' says UP minister Satyadev Pachauri

Stoking a potential controversy, Uttar Pradesh minister Satyadev Pachauri on Saturday termed the violence in Kasganj a "minor incident".

Mann ki Baat: Narendra Modi claims khadi sales have increased 90%, says product has transformed lives of poor
India

Mann ki Baat: Narendra Modi claims khadi sales have increased 90%, says product has transformed lives of poor

Khadi has become a means of transformation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday while highlighting that the sales of khadi products had recorded a 90 percent increase during this Diwali season

Narendra Modi's Mann Ki Baat full text: PM advocates use of khadi, salutes armed forces
India

Narendra Modi's Mann Ki Baat full text: PM advocates use of khadi, salutes armed forces

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi elaborated on his Diwali experience in his monthly radio programme 'Mann ki Baat.'

No bouquets for Narendra Modi on tours in India, flower with khadi handkerchief or book preferred
India

No bouquets for Narendra Modi on tours in India, flower with khadi handkerchief or book preferred

The Ministry of Home Ministry (MHA) has directed that no bouquet be presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his tours within India

Smriti Irani to Firstpost: Involving weavers in policy implementation the way forward for Indian textiles
Politics

Smriti Irani to Firstpost: Involving weavers in policy implementation the way forward for Indian textiles

Union Textile Minister Smriti Z Irani isn't coy about her image that she maintains. A feisty leader, Irani essays her new assignment after her abrupt exit from the Ministry of Human Resource Development with usual aplomb.

Khadi sales up 33% to Rs 2,005 cr in FY17; seen crossing Rs 5,000 cr in FY19
Business

Khadi sales up 33% to Rs 2,005 cr in FY17; seen crossing Rs 5,000 cr in FY19

The khadi and village industries commission (KVIC) said in a statement that it expects to surpass the sales target of Rs5,000 crore in 2018-19

KVIC sends legal notice to Fabindia for using brand name 'Khadi'
Business

KVIC sends legal notice to Fabindia for using brand name 'Khadi'

Khadi India has threatened to sue Fabindia, a chain of ethnic wear retail outlets, for allegedly indulging in "unfair trade practice" by using and selling its cotton products unauthorisedly under its registered brand name "Khadi".

Khadi calendar row: Modi's singular 'I' instead of collective 'we' doesn't bode well for democracy
Politics

Khadi calendar row: Modi's singular 'I' instead of collective 'we' doesn't bode well for democracy

Recently the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), particularly Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has accelerated its efforts to appropriate historic national icons like Gandhi and Ambedkar.

Sedition to replace Mahatma Gandhi with Modi, says Lalu
Politics

Sedition to replace Mahatma Gandhi with Modi, says Lalu

Stating that the act of replacing Mahatma's picture with that of Modi's on calender has made a case of "sedition", Prasad said that people must protest as it insulted Mahatma Gandhi.

Anil Vij withdraws his remarks against Gandhi, calls them his 'personal opinion'
India

Anil Vij withdraws his remarks against Gandhi, calls them his 'personal opinion'

Haryana minister Anil Vij on Saturday withdrew his remarks against Gandhi and said the statements were only his personal opinion.