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Curfew, protest shutdown continues for 25th day in Kashmir

Traffic on both the Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu national highways resumed during the night

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Authorities continued curfew and restrictions on Tuesday, August 3, as Kashmir remained shut for the 25th consecutive day.

Police said the curfew would continue in some areas of south Kashmir while restrictions under section 144 of the CrPc (Criminal Procedure Code) will remain in force inSrinagar city and other districts.

Overnight protests occurred in Shopian district.

Despite clashes at some places on Monday, August1, some semblance of normal activities of life was noticed in parts of Srinagar city as private vehicles and pedestrian movement was seen almost after three weeks.

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Curfew in Kashmir. Image Source: www.scoopwhoop.com

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti who interacted with members of the civil society in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday, appealed for a collective effort to reach out to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Traffic on both the Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu national highways resumed during the night.

Train services, educational institutions, banks, post offices and government offices except essential services like health, water supply, electricity, food supplies, police and fire services are shut here for the last 24 days.

Officially imposed curfew and protest shutdown called by the separatists through weekly protest calendars have crippled life in Kashmir since July 9, a day after Hizbul commander, Burhan Wani’s death in a gunfight. (IANS)

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When Khadi Transcends Boundaries

Indian Leading Designers Showcased collections using Khadi

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'Khadi - Transcending Boundaries' here.
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India’s leading designers Rohit Bal, Anju Modi, Payal Jain and Poonam Bhagat showcased collections using khadi at Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI)-presented ‘Khadi – Transcending Boundaries’ here.

The event, handspun around the country’s fabric of freedom Khadi in collaboration with Khadi Village and Industries Commission (KVIC), was a part of the SME Convention 2018 hosted by Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) on Monday night.

The designers showcased innovative modern twists to khadi ensembles in colours of white, black, indigo and mustard.

Representational image for a showcase event of KHADI.
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Giriraj Singh, Union Minister MSME, was the guest of honour and he thanked FDCI President Sunil Sethi, who was jubilant at the fashion show.

Khadi’s celebration was also witnessed by other prominent personalities like Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Union Minister of Minority Affairs, Meenakshi Lekhi, MP Lok Sabha, ad guru Prahlad Kakkar, KVIC Chairman Vinay Kumar Saxena, MSME Secretary Arun Kumar Panda and some international delegates.

“We would like to thank KVIC and Khadi India for believing in us. We will strive to promote Khadi through multi-faceted and meaningful drives which will bring to the fore its true potential and catapult it in the global arena,” said Sethi.  BollywoodCountry

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