Mridula Jain, a successful woman entrepreneur

Ludhiana, Jan 30 (ANI): Winters bring with it many fashionable trends which the youth enjoy following and experimenting. One such experimentation of trendy shawls was done by Mrs. Mridula Jain when shawls were available in very limited designs. It was her vision of bringing up designer shawls in the market in 1986 that became very popular among people. She now heads Shingora Textiles Ltd. in Ludhiana city of Northern Punjab state. Following the new innovations and techniques available in the market, shawl industry in India today stands at around 800 crore. The industry size is increasing as the product has gained good momentum in the market. Shingora Textiles Ltd. also exports its products to many countries across the world. Jan 31, 2015

Enthusiasts, students flock to bird fair in Jaipur

Jaipur, Jan 30 (ANI): Bird lovers and students flocked to the 18th annual Indian Birding Fair in pink city Jaipur. The two-day fair dedicated to biodiversity conservation is being held at the city's famed Man Sagar Lake. Though largely a citizen's initiative, it is being led by the Tourism and Wildlife Society of India. The fair, which was started in 1997 to protect the then dying lake, received positive response, year after year. Bird watchers showed children and other enthusiasts the birds through binoculars and telescopes. Visitors also attended seminars on conservation. Many overseas experts are expected to visit as well. As per reports, the fair has received support from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-India, the Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN) and other organisations. Jan 31, 2015

People in Kashmir eat spicy traditional cuisine 'Harissa' to fight cold

Srinagar, Jan 31 (ANI): Kashmiris are flocking restaurants to relish a special mutton dish which helps them fight biting cold. The traditional mouth-watering cuisine Harissa is a much-sought after dish in the state during winters. Harissa is prepared with mutton meat, rice, milk and a lot of spices. The mixture is cooked for long on fire, stirred continuously to make it mushy and smooth. When served, hot oil is poured on top of it and it is served with traditional Kashmiri naan (bread). A customer Farooq Ahmed said that Harissa is good for health. The more than 100-year-old dish is a regular in breakfast menu in almost every household when temperatures dip to sub-zero levels during winters. The dish is also popular among visiting tourists as it is not available elsewhere in India. Reyaz Ahmed, who works as a cook in a local restaurant, said the demand for Harissa picks up during winters. Jan 31, 2015

Salty the Crocodile chooses Seahawks for Super Bowl win

Fort Worth Zoo's Salty the Crocodile made his choice for this weekend's American football Super Bowl, deciding to eat a chicken colored Seattle Seahawks green, rather than one in New England Patriots blue. Duration: 00:33 Jan 31, 2015

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The Japanese government has been in close touch with Kenji Goto’s wife, who broke her silence hours before the deadline for a hostage swap that could save his life, the Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga says. Duration: 00:50 Jan 30, 2015

Pakistan mosque hit by deadly sectarian attack

A bomb blast at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan kills at least 15 people and wounds dozens more, officials say, in the deadliest sectarian attack to hit the country in more than a year. Duration: 00:35 Jan 30, 2015

LA volunteers tally homelessness numbers

Volunteers took part Thursday night in a bi-annual count of the number of homeless people living in downtown LA, including the notorious 'skid row.' Duration: 01:04 Jan 30, 2015