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Bengal Government coming up with a Gems and Jewellery hub at Bonhooghly

Bengal Government coming up with a Gems and Jewellery hub at Bonhooghly

Kolkata, Sep 12 (UNI) West Bengal Government is coming up with a Gems and Jewellery hub at Bonhooghly near North Kolkata on 6- acre plot. It is going to be developed by the State Government in collaboration with the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the official sources here today said. Most of the jewellers who have workshops in the traditional jewellery hub of Bowbazar in the city would be allotted plots there. This is a major effort by the state government to bring down the level of pollution in Kolkata Plans are also on to build two common facility centres (CFC) in the state, which would house costly, state-of-the-art instruments for crafting jewellery. Smaller jewellers who would not be able to afford the cost to make use of the instruments can make parts of their jewellery there. In this connection, it must be mentioned that the state government, in collaboration with the GJEPC, has initiated the process of getting a geographical indication (GI) registration, conventionally known as a GI tag, for Kolkata-made jewellery, under the brand name of ‘Kolkatti’. The reasons for going for the GI registration of such jewellery are that these fine, hand-crafted jewellery are in big demand in the Middle East, US and UK, and, precisely because of this big demand, many people are selling jewellery, improperly branding them as Kolkata jewellery. UNI BM

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East to West: Yoga inspires world to fitness

21 Jun 2018 | 3:39 PM

Kathmandu, June 21 (UNI) The practice of ‘Yoga’ which originated in the eastern part of the world, gradually spread to the west and across the globe, leading to declaration of International Day of Yoga on June 21.

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Mela Kheer Bhawani: Kashmiri Pandits reunite with Muslims brethren

Mela Kheer Bhawani: Kashmiri Pandits reunite with Muslims brethren

20 Jun 2018 | 4:30 PM

By Abid Bashir
Kheer-Bhawani, Tullamulla, June 20 (UNI) Emotional scenes were witnessed on Wednesday during Mela Kheer Bhawani here as it’s that time of the year when Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) reunite with their Muslim brethren, who wait eagerly for the whole year to meet their long-lost friends.

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A battle to save Indonesia's orangutans

A battle to save Indonesia's orangutans

19 Jun 2018 | 6:23 PM

Jakarta, June 19 (UNI) A deep peatland forest in Indonesian Borneo is home to one of the world's largest remaining populations of endangered orangutans, but the habitat is under threat despite changes in law designed to protect it.

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Water crisis can lead to 'forced migration': Waterman

Water crisis can lead to 'forced migration': Waterman

16 Jun 2018 | 3:42 PM

By Satish Sharma
New Delhi, June 16 (UNI) Amid alarming reports of water shortage and related problems from different parts of the country, renowned activist "waterman" Rajendra Singh has feared forced migration from the country in the next seven years, if effective steps are not taken on urgent basis for optimally saving available water and replenishing ground water by way of check on wasteful draining of rain water.

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Farming underground: Fight against climate change

15 Jun 2018 | 5:26 PM

La Paz, Bolivia, June 15 (UNI) The Andean Plateau or the Altiplano is one of the largest and highest plateaus in the world where Bolivian farmers are going underground in order to protect their crops from drought, flash floods and increasing temperatures, says a BBC News report.

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