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“Produce consciously, limit waste, keep market trends in mind”: Amit Aggarwal, Founder & Creative Director, advices brands

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Amit Aggarwal is the Founder & Creative Director of Amit Aggarwal, a fashion designer, haute couturist and a household name. In a recent exclusive interview with NewsX, Amit Aggarwal sheds light on his ideology behind his brand, his experiences during the pandemic and his predictions for the future.

He recently launched an inspiring limited edition collection with a cause on Independence Day. He elaborates the idea of interdependence behind the collection and the necessity of giving back to the Karigar community during these trying times. He emphasised the indispensability of the Karigars and considers his collection a necessary contribution to empower the entire community. The collection consisted of 12 free-size T-shirts created and designed by the Karigars.

He proudly declares that “In an hour, we were sold out and all the proceeds went to the Karigars”. This collection is a paradigm of the innovative ways in which we can empower and help economically weaker sections of the society during the pandemic. This exemplary philosophy of starting smaller, innovative initiatives to make bigger changes seems to be the need of the hour and it is exemplified in his label which has been created on the fundamentals of sustainability, innovation, interdependence and ecological consciousness.

Speaking about the trials that the pandemic created, he states, “After the first few months, there was some more clarity about the future and our immediate priority was to take care of the Karigars and ensure continued work.” After the Unlock 3, his physical store has seen some footfall and clients. His advice to brands during this time is to”Produce consciously, limit waste, keep market trends in mind so as to avoid producing in excess”.

He’s optimistic about the future of Bridal couture and believes that it isn’t going to be affected too much because people still want to look just as good on their wedding day. The selected number of guests isn’t going to affect the beauty in the wedding any more than it will affect the sanctity of the marriage .His vision is “an amalgamation of traditional aesthetics and the technology of the future to create a dynamic present”. The driving force behind his vision is the creativity of the Karigars and he stresses on the need to empower them and allow them to create clothes in every imaginable way.

His label has been retailing internationally for the last 10 years to 23 countries of the world and he’s only ventured into the indian market and reached impeccable heights in the last 4 years.

According to his assessment of the future, he believes that things will be more digital and suggests embracing the change. He states that the brand thrives on innovation and adapt and voices his plans to go digital to limit waste and showcase his innovative designs. However, he continues that “a brick and mortar boutique creates an unparalleled sense of luxury” ; one that isn’t going to be replaced anytime soon.

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Iran accuses US of ‘hypocrisy’ over anti-hijab protest

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Following President Joe Biden’s statement that he will impose “further costs” over its response to protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, Iran accused the US of “hypocrisy” on human rights on Tuesday.

Since the 22-year-old Kurdish woman died on September 16 following her arrest by Tehran’s morality police for allegedly violating the country’s strict clothing code for women, protest has erupted across the Islamic Republic.

Numerous individuals — largely protestors but also security personnel — have died as a result of the street violence, and hundreds have been arrested.

It would have been better for Mr. Joe Biden to think a little about the human rights record of his own country before making humanitarian gestures, although hypocrisy does not need to be thought through,” foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said in an Instagram post, reported by Iranian media.

“The US president should be concerned about the numerous sanctions… against the Iranian nation, the sanctions whose imposition against any nation is a clear example of a crime against humanity,” he added.

Kanani was responding to a statement issued by the White House late on Monday in which Biden stated he would impose unspecified more sanctions against Iran later this week in addition to the crushing sanctions already in place over Iran’s nuclear activities.

This week, the United States will be imposing further costs on perpetrators of violence against peaceful protesters. We will continue holding Iranian officials accountable and supporting the rights of Iranians to protest freely,” Biden said.

“The United States stands with Iranian women and all the citizens of Iran who are inspiring the world with their bravery,” he added.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the top leader of Iran, charged earlier Monday that Israel and the US were behind the turmoil roiling the nation.

“I say clearly that these riots and the insecurity were engineered by America and the occupying, false Zionist regime, as well as their paid agents,” he said.

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Bombay High Court grants bail to Anil Deskmukh, remains in jail

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In a money laundering case brought by the Enforcement Directorate, the Bombay high court on Tuesday granted bail to former Maharashtra minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Anil Deshmukh.

The bail was granted on a surety amount of Rs 1 lakh. The ED has asked for a two-week delay in the order’s implementation.

Deshmukh was arrested in November of last year and moved the high court after his bail request was rejected earlier this year by a special PMLA court.

Deshmukh has been given bail in the ED case, but he will continue to be held in relation to the CBI case that was brought against him in April of last year.

The Supreme Court had earlier ordered the High Court to quickly hear and resolve the NCP leader’s case because it had been pending for six months.

Deshmukh’s lawyers, Vikram Chaudhari and Aniket Nikam, argued that the senior NCP politician ought to be given bail in light of his age (72), good health, and lack of prior convictions.

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Karnataka: 15-year-old boy forced to performed forbidden rite to pay his father’s loan

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In a horrifying incident, a 15-year-old boy from the Karnataka town of Koppal was forced to execute the forbidden ceremony known as “Bettalu Seve,” in which a naked worship is offered to the god, reported The New Indian Express.

After his father’s failure to pay back the debt he obtained to build the house, the victim was made to undergo the ceremony. Even though the incident occurred in June, it only recently came to light as a result of the teen’s viral video. On Sunday, a FIR was also filed against the accused.

The report claims that the accused loaned some money to the victim’s father and was given a deadline by which to repay the amount. The 15-year-old boy relocated to Hubbali in Karnataka and started working as a daily wage labourer to assist his father in repaying the loan when his father was unable to make payments. However, the boy was allegedly persuaded by the accused to perform Bettalu Seve and was led to believe that it would resolve all of his father’s issues. According to reports, after transporting the boy to a hidden area, the accused forced him to strip and carry out the superstitious rite. Later, the boy relocated to Mangalore and kept working at a commercial building site.

Three months later, the victim’s parents learned about the incident from a viral video and reported it to the Koppal (rural) police station. A specialised police unit was formed to look into the matter.

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Mobile data services shutdown in Jammu, Rajouri, Amit Shah is on 2-day visit

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Mobile data services in the districts of Jammu and Rajouri have been temporarily shut down by the Jammu & Kashmir government. Amit Shah, the union minister, is visiting the area for two days.

Meanwhile, there is considerable unrest in the area following the murder of Hemant K. Lohia, the director general of prisons, at his residence.

In a statement, the administration said the services were being suspended over the possibility of the same being “misused by anti-national elements that may cause deterioration in public order”. The suspension order will remain effective till Tuesday 7pm.

Earlier, ADGP Mukesh Singh said some uncorroborated stories are being spread regarding the murder of Lohia. “All are advised to please stick to the official version which is based in investigation,” he said.

DGP Dilbagh Singh has just arrived at Lohia’s home, where he was found dead last night. Earlier, DGP Dilbagh Singh called the death “extremely unfortunate.”

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Kolkata : Case files against Hindu group for installing Mahatma Gandhi’s idol as asura in Durga puja

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The Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha has been charged by the Kolkata Police for installing a Mahatma Gandhi idol at the feet of the Durga idol during a community puja instead of the asura (demon). Hindu texts claim that Durga killed Mahishasura to preserve the earth.

On Sunday, when Gandhi’s birth anniversary was being honoured, police took Gandhi’s idol from the puja location after its photographs appeared on social media and sparked protests.

“A case has been registered on the basis of a specific complaint,” said a Kolkata Police officer late on Monday.

Chandrachur Goswami, the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha’s state working president, earlier said he was unaware of any case. “Nobody has contacted us and no member of our party has been arrested,” said Goswami. He said the purpose of the exercise was to depict Gandhi as evil. “By the time the police came and replaced Gandhi’s idol with that of the asura, our mission was complete.”

One of those who filed a complaint against the Hindu group was Congress leader Koustav Bagchi, who also sent a copy of the complaint by mail to chief minister Mamata Banerjee. As far as I’m aware, no official case was filed until Monday afternoon, according to Bagchi.

Shyama Prasad Mookerjee led the West Bengal Provincial Hindu Mahasabha, a group that asserted it is unrelated to the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha. The Bharatiya Jana Sangh, which became the Bharatiya Janata Party, was founded by Mookerjee in 1951. (BJP).

Like every year, our Durga puja has been organised at Girish Park in north Kolkata. Anirban Ganguly, BJP leader and director of the Delhi-based Dr Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, inaugurated our puja on Friday.”

Goswami said, “We want Gandhi-mukt India. We don’t consider him the father of the nation. He did immense harm to the country.”

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After Queen’s demise, here’s what royal family’s new portrait looks like

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After Queen’s demise, here’s what royal family’s new portrait looks like

The new family portrait of Britain’s Royal Family has been unveiled. Buckingham Palace has shared the new photo of King Charles III with Queen Consort Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
According to Page Six, the photo was clicked the night before the Queen’s funeral. The photo was posted on social media through the royal family’s official account and was clicked by photographer Chris Jackson.
In the photo, Kate Middleton is seen wearing a long-sleeved black dress along with black tights and pumps. Prince William, on the other hand, opted for a classic suit.
Camilla Parker Bowles wore a black embroidered dress, while King Charles III also wore a classic suit like his son.
According to Page Six, the photo was taken at the pre-funeral reception that Buckingham Palace hosted a day prior to the funeral of the Queen, where many world leaders, including US President Joe Biden, were also present.
Many people noticed the absence of Harry and Meghan from the family portrait on social media.
Britain’s longest-serving monarch died hours after the palace said that the Queen was under medical supervision at Balmoral after the doctors expressed their concern over her health.
Her death was followed by 10 days of official mourning and a grand procession of events that were followed around the world, culminating in her state funeral in London and burial at Windsor.
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II was lowered into the Royal Vault at Windsor Castle in London after the committal service.

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