SILK

  • Government notifies conditions for export of dried silk worm to EU 21 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Export of dried silk worm pupae to the European Union will be allowed subject to a shipment clearance certificate to be issued by the Chemical and Allied Products Export Promotion Council, the government has said. "Conditions for export of dried silk worm pupae to EU have been notified,"...
  • 'Xi's visit to India shows China's neighbourhood diplomacy' September 21, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India and three other countries highlighted China's sincerity and determination in advancing its neighbourhood diplomacy, official media said on Sunday. India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Tajikistan which Xi visited are emerging countries struggling for prosperity, a commentary by staterun Xinhua news agency said....
  • An insight into Varanasi through walks July 15, 2014

    For gods and humans alike, Banaras or Varanasi has always been an object of desire and now a book suggests a series of walks through the city's tangled and twisted lanes to unravel its secrets. In "Banaras: Walks through India's Sacred City", author Nandini Majumdar says that one of the unique...
  • Soldiers may wear bulletproof spider silk in the future June 29, 2014

    New York: Soldiers of the future may be wearing bulletproof material made from spider silk, a new research suggests. Researchers have genetically engineered silkworms to produce spider silk, and have used the material to create gloves that will soon undergo strength testing. "Spider silk in nature has truly unique properties....
  • US to auction bitcoin seized in raid on Silk Road market on June 27 June 14, 2014

    Bangalore: The US government plans to auction about 30,000 bitcoin, the electronic currency, valued at about $17.4 million, on June 27 the US Marshals Service said. The bitcoin were seized during an FBI raid in October on the Internet marketplace Silk Road, known as a hub for transactions involving illegal drugs...
  • Jayalalithaa's 24x7 power supply promise falls short in TN's Kanchipuram June 10, 2014

    Kanchipuram: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had promised that there would be no power cuts from June 1 in the state. While cities like Chennai and Coimbatore are largely free of power cuts, CNNIBN did a status check on the power situation in the silk town of Kanchipuram. Just...
  • Chinese imports hit Kosa silk trade in Champa November 16, 2013

    Rise in imports of silk yarn from China, the result of an insufficient supply of quality silkworms, is fast becoming a cause of concern for weavers and traders in Chhattisgarh's Champa, renowned for the 'Kosa' brand of highquality silk. Those associated with the industry in Champasay they have no option but...
  • Silk Road, the online marketplace of vice, shut down by FBI October 3, 2013

    Boston: Before it was shut down by US agents this week, people looking to buy street drugs, hire hackers or hitmen, and acquire stolen ecommerce accounts anonymously online could go to Silk Road, the Amazon.com of vice. For more than two years, according to US authorities, the website allowed users to...
  • I don't follow industry rules, says Milan Luthria August 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Be it casting Vidya Balan as sex siren Silk Smitha in 'The Dirty Picture' or helming Emraan Hashmi shed his serial kisser image in 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai', director Milan Luthria says he loves casting his actors against their established image. Luthria, who has made eight films...
  • Tribal women trying to give traditional 'Godna' art a facelift August 2, 2013

    'Godna' (tattoos), a popular form of art among tribals, is being experimented beyond its traditional usage by Chhattisgarh women, who are trying to give this primitive artistry a modern twist by using it on textiles. The tribal women are improvising on the art form by painting 'Godna' on fabrics, silk, canvas,...
  • 1984 antiSikh riots: HC to hear Sajjan's plea today May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will hear the appeal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar to quash charges of murder and rioting framed against him in the 1984 antiSikh riots. He is accused in the murders of six people in the Sultanpuri area of New Delhi. Earlier in May, Sajjan was...
  • Curfew relaxed in Assam's silk town, probe to be ordered April 2, 2013

    Guwahati: Life is limping back to normal in Sualkuchi the silk town of Assam, where seven people including two policemen were injured in a clash between weavers and security forces, the government said on Monday, adding it will order a judicial probe into the incident. The indefinite curfew, which had...
  • Vidya Balan's 'Silk' in 'Dirty Picture' now a case study? March 19, 2013

    Vidya Balan won a National Award for portraying southern siren and soft porn actress Silk Smitha in her film 'The Dirty Picture'. She won wide acclaim for taking on a role that many of her contemporaries would have shied away from. The role of Silk is now a case study...
  • Woman fights child labour in Karnataka's silk factories March 15, 2013

    Bangalore: The sixth edition of Real Heroes is celebrating ordinary women performing extraordinary service. Real hero Saroja amma is fighting child labour in Karnataka's silk industries. According to the Census 2011, 12.6 million children work as labourers in India. India has the highest number of child labourers in the world,...
  • TN: Kanchipuram's weaving industry hit by powercuts December 17, 2012

    Kanchipuram: For the weavers of Kanchipuram, the darkness has now become a part of their daily life. With a massive sixeight hour power cut everyday, business in the silk capital of India is taking a massive hit. And due to decline in production, the weavers are now forced to move...
  • Sana Khan's next is a biopic on Silk Smitha December 16, 2012

    'Silambattam' girl Sana Khan is currently playing the lead role in a Malayalam film titled 'Climax', which is said to be a biopic on late actress Silk Smitha. Directed by Anil, the film is scripted by Antony Eastman, who directed a movie titled 'Inaiyai Thedi', which had Silk Smitha in the...
  • Heroine: Not another of Bhandarkar's realistic films September 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Normally, Madhur Bhandarkar is perceived as a filmmaker who tries to remain close to the apparent reality; however this strategy doesnt work all the time. The style that Madhur has adopted since Chandni Bar (Trishakti is a forgettable film), has so far worked for him, except in Aan...
  • Dirty Picture: Is 'Silk Smitha' too dirty for TV? August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Is showing a kiss on television really a big deal now? Is Vidya Balan aka Silk really too hot for television? Finally, director Milan Luthrias award winning film The Dirty Picture was aired on television on August 26, 2012. After 56 cuts, the Central Board of Film Certification...
  • Sana is excited to play Silk Smitha in 'Climax' August 8, 2012

    Sana Khan, who plays Silk Smitha in the Malayalam flick 'Climax', is all excited for having bagged a dream role. "Being a part of such a project makes me elated. I feel lucky as biopics on yesteryear actors are rare in the film industry," smiles Sana. The 'Silambattam' girl, however, admits...
  • Poonam Pandey may appear in Kannada 'Dirty Picture' July 20, 2012

    Looks like the makers of 'Dirty Picture Silk Sakkath Maga' are not letting Rama Sene leader Pramod Muthalik get off them so easily. Even after the recent issue of Veena Malik, who plays the lead in the film, the makers have pushed themselves further to bring in Poonam Pandey...
  • Sri Rama Sene protests Veena's Kannada film role July 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Activists of right wing outfit Sri Rama Sene staged a protest against casting of controversial Pakistani actress Veena Malik in the Kannada version of 'The Dirty Picture' movie and demanded her replacement with another Indian actress. The protesters, led by Sri Ram Sene President Pramod Muthalik, shouted slogans and...
  • Veena Malik: Size zero doesn't exist in the South July 3, 2012

    Mumbai: If Vidya Balan gained 12 kg to play southern sex siren in 'The Dirty Picture', Pakistani actress Veena Malik claims she has put on 5 kg for the Kannada version of the film and that her dialogues have not been dubbed. "I had to put on five kg for the...
  • Mohit Chauhan ties the knot with Prarthna July 2, 2012

    Shimla: Wellknown Bollywood playback singer Mohit Chauhan married journalist Prarthna Gehlot at a hotel here, family sources said. The marriage was a quiet and private affair. A family member told IANS that the marriage was solemnised Friday evening at a hotel in Barog, near Kasauli hills in Solan district. The guest...
  • Actress Sana Khan as 'Silk' Smitha in Malayalam June 19, 2012

    Silk Smithas life witnessed an anticlimactic end. That may be the reason why the makers have decided to opt the title 'Climax' for the sexy siren's biopic which will be made in Malayalam. Bollywood glamour girl Sana Khan will live the life of Silk Smitha in the film. Directed by...
  • India, US discuss Afghanistan, New Silk Road June 13, 2012

    Washington: Observing that India and US are cooperating in South and East Asia, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday sought India's active role in accomplishing her ambitious goal of the New Silk Road linking South and Central Asia with South East Asia. "Together, we must continue laying the groundwork...
  • Sandalwood hotties don't want to be Silk Smitha May 16, 2012

    Veena Malik is currently riding high being the new Silk Smitha down South with her debut in Kannada film, titled Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga. As for speculations, a couple of actresses who believed it would be a dream role were approached to reprise the role of Silk. In fact,...
  • 'Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga' is not biopic May 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Veena Malik is currently riding high being the new Silk Smitha down South with her debut in Kannada film, titled Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga. As for speculations, a couple of actresses who believed it would be a dream role were approached to reprise the role of Silk....
  • B'wood gives mixed response to censor cuts on TV May 8, 2012

    Mumbai: The no show of Vidya Balan's superhit movie 'The Dirty Picture' on television has met with mixed reactions from Bollywood, with some filmmakers not in favour of editing the bold content, while others agreeing to the censor board's decision. Vidya Balan's portrayal as southern siren Silk Smitha in 'The Dirty...
  • Title of Kannada 'Dirty Picture' in discussion May 6, 2012

    'The Dirty Pictures' in Hindi created a sensation with Vidya Balan doing the role of South Indian actress and dancer Silk Smitha life sketch. The film of Ekta Kapoor 'The Dirty Picture' was a super hit in Hindi and Vidya Balan also got the national honour for it. With the same...
  • Now a Malayalam film on 'real' Silk Smitha May 5, 2012

    Kochi: The Dirty Picture may have been one of the most popular Hindi films of 2011 but it appears not everyone is convinced that it was an authentic biopic on Silk Smitha's life. It is the argument of those pushing for a 'real' take on Silk Smitha that all...