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Three simple ways to differentiate between Khadi and handloom

08 Aug 2019

Three simple ways to differentiate between Khadi and handloom

Many people often end up misjudging the type of fabric, when they go out shopping for clothes.

#KhadiExpress: Special train dedicated to Gandhiji launching in 2 months

06 Feb 2019

#KhadiExpress: Special train dedicated to Gandhiji launching in 2 months

Indian Railways is all set to launch a special train dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi named "Khadi Express" soon.

Business Roundup: Here are today's top 6 business news

01 Jun 2018

Business Roundup: Here are today's top 6 business news

Hola, ready to ride on your business express? Here we go.

Khadi wars: KVIC sues Fabindia for Rs. 525cr

06 Feb 2018

Khadi wars: KVIC sues Fabindia for Rs. 525cr

After warning Fabindia for using the registered 'khadi' trademark earlier, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has sued the retail chain for Rs. 525cr for continuing to do so.

India Post personnel to don khadi uniforms from February

30 Jan 2018

India Post personnel to don khadi uniforms from February

The 90,000 postmen and postwomen of India Post will be donning new uniforms from February.

Patanjali's next stop? Disrupting branded apparel market in India

03 Aug 2017

Patanjali's next stop? Disrupting branded apparel market in India

Come 2018, if things go right, we are going to see a major shopping spree for the 'swadeshi' line of clothes, for men, women, and children, that Baba Ramdev plans to launch.

Khadi will now be promoted overseas as "Cloth of India"

25 May 2017

Khadi will now be promoted overseas as "Cloth of India"

According to Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) data, the sale of Khadi products in last fiscal year was a staggering Rs. 2,005 crore, 33% up from Rs. 1,635 crore during the 2015-16 period.

Tihar jailmates will now learn bee-keeping, preparing honey

10 May 2017

Tihar jailmates will now learn bee-keeping, preparing honey

Inmates of Delhi's Tihar jail, the country's largest prison, are currently learning the art of bee-keeping and preparing honey within the four walls of the prison.

With Rs. 50,000cr sales, Khadi, Gramodyog emerge as top businesses

02 May 2017

With Rs. 50,000cr sales, Khadi, Gramodyog emerge as top businesses

For the first time ever, the presumably unprofitable Gramodyog (village industries) and khadi industry witnessed sales of over Rs. 50,000cr last year.

The debate of real Khadi

15 Feb 2017

The debate of real Khadi

The Fabindia-KVIC tussle has opened a larger debate i.e. what is 'real khadi'?

R-Day: Burj Khalifa lights up in India's honour

25 Jan 2017

R-Day: Burj Khalifa lights up in India's honour

The world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, has lit up in colours of the Indian flag on the eve of Republic Day.

No online tickets for Digital India's R-Day parade

25 Jan 2017

No online tickets for Digital India's R-Day parade

Even though India has signalled to the world its intention of becoming a digital economy, tickets for this year's Republic Day celebrations are not available online.

UAE Crown Prince in India for Republic Day

25 Jan 2017

UAE Crown Prince in India for Republic Day

Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is this year's Chief Guest for the Republic Day Parade.

Republic day parade will feature 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao'

24 Jan 2017

Republic day parade will feature 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao'

For the upcoming ceremonial Republic Day parade, a total of 23 tableaux are expected to be on display.