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Young Naga designer makes a mark in the fashion world

Manipur, Oct 17 (ANI): Asa Kazingmei, a young Tangkhul Naga fashion designer, has become a sought after name in the Indian fashion industry and is one of the most promising designers to look out for. Hailing from Lunghar village Ukhrul district in Manipur, Kazingmei had a keen interest in fashion from a very early age and came to Mumbai in 2008. After working with several designers, he launched his own label 'Asa Kazingmei Haute Couture' in 2012. He made his debut as a Gen Next designer at Lakme Fashion Week 2012 and within a short span of time has been able to establish his foothold in the industry. His collections include a variety of garments and accessories like leather bags, jeans, jackets, dresses, boots, belts and wrist bands. Naga traditional patterns and motifs feature extensively in Kazingmei's work and is a major inspiration for him. He combines traditional Naga designs into contemporary styles and draws heavily from the customs of his tribe to create his designer collections. He launched his new collection titled "Changvei" at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 in August and received a good response. Oct 17, 2014
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Terracotta 'diya - makers' face loss as people in West Bengal opt for Chinese lamps ahead of Diwali

Siliguri/ Kanpur, Oct 15 (ANI): With cheaper lighting options flooding the markets, Indian potters complain of slack in the sales of their traditional terracotta 'diyas' or earthen lamps ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights. In recent years, Chinese fairy lights and electric lamps and other similar alternatives to handmade lamps have entered Indian markets, giving fierce competition to the indigenous pottery industry. Potters in a village in Siliguri city of West Bengal complained that their sales have gone down. Repeated complaints to the village council were in vain. The potters do not receive any help from the government either. The major advantage of electric lights is that they are more durable than terracotta diyas, which may break after one use and need constant oil refills which add to their cost. Diwali, which will fall on October 23 this year, is celebrated with great fervour and gaiety all over India as it marks the return of Hindu god Lord Rama to Ayodhya after he defeated Ravana, the powerful king of Lanka. Oct 17, 2014
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CDC warns against travel ban on Ebola-affected countries

US health officials face grilling by lawmakers infuriated over the nation's fumbling response to Ebola, and reveal that the first health care worker infected with the virus will be transferred from a Texas hospital to the NIH near DC. Duration: 00:44 Oct 17, 2014
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Serbia gives isolated Putin a hero's welcome

Serbia lays out the red carpet for Russian President Vladimir Putin, on a visit to shore up ties with its loyal European ally as Moscow faces increasing international isolation. Duration: 00:42 Oct 17, 2014
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Ebola survivor lives with tragedy

As Ebola continues to ravage west Africa, some residents in the northwestern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo have recovered from it. Duration: 01:48 Oct 17, 2014
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Financial Expert: Global markets facing 'perfect storm'

A 'perfect storm' is playing out on the global markets according to Joe Rundle, Head of Trading ETX Capital in London, as fears surrounding the spread of the Ebola virus, poor US data and stagnant Eurozone growth causes sharp losses. Duration: 00:49 Oct 17, 2014
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Baghdad car bombs kill at least 26

Car bomb blasts, including a suicide attack, in and around Baghdad Thursday killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens, police and medical sources said. Oct 16, 2014
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Nigerian elections chief: Boko Haram will not threaten vote

Nigeria can hold elections in February even if Boko Haram violence makes voting impossible in parts of the northeast, the country's elections chief told AFP, arguing that the disenfranchisement of thousands of people would not undermine the entire vote. Oct 16, 2014
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Ebola measures on table at key EU meeting

The European Union held a meeting of health ministers Thursday to discuss the possible screening of travellers from Ebola-hit west African countries. Oct 16, 2014