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Fashion and Lifestyle – ‘Winter session next yr will be in new Parl building’

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Fashion and Lifestyle – Asserting that the winter session of Parliament in December next year will take place in the new Parliament building and the Republic Day parade next year will be held at the refashioned Central Vista avenue on the 75th anniversary of Independence, sources in the government on Friday said there was no “either-or” choice between the projects and the budget for Covid management. Reacting to the opposition’s attacks against the government for going ahead with the two projects, sources said the parties, mainly Congress, were spreading false propaganda about Central Vista of which the under-construction projects were small parts, being developed at a cost of barely Rs 1,300 crore. “MLAs bungalows in Mumbai are being constructed for Rs 900 crore whereas the new Parliament building and the Central Vista avenue together will cost Rs 1,300 crore,” an official said. Besides, tenders for the two projects were awarded in pre-Covid times, the official said. The remaining projects under Central Vista redevelopment will be taken up later as the entire project has to be completed over an extended period. Sources said over 400 workers were deployed at the two project sites where Covid-19 protocol is being complied with strictly. A senior functionary said the opposition was demanding to stop the Central Vista project, which in reality had not even started. Congress’s criticism was premised on the party’s think-tank AICC Research Department, which had made hypothetical observations about the project, the official said. He added that the actual cost of the project would be clear only after tenders were awarded but initial assessment was that the whole Central Vista, comprising 13 buildings including a centralised secretariat, bungalows for the prime minister and the vice president, would cost approximately Rs 17,000 crore. The project, which is estimated to be completed by 2026, is being executed by the housing and urban affairs ministry. Several opposition parties recently wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi asking him to start free vaccination for all and stop the Central Vista project.Urban development minister Hardeep Singh Puri has defended the project. “Congress’s discourse on Central Vista is bizarre. Cost of Central Vista is about Rs 20,000 crore, over several years. GoI has allocated nearly twice that amount for vaccination. India’s healthcare budget for just this year was over Rs 3 lakh crore. We know our priorities,” he had tweeted.
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Fashion and Lifestyle – CityMall raises $22.5 mn in funding from General Catalyst, others

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Fashion and Lifestyle – Recently, the company has expanded beyond daily-use products like groceries and FMCG products, into fashion, electronics, electrical appliances, cosmetics and others.
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Fashion and Lifestyle – Prime Day 2021 clothing deals: The best fashion offers from Levi’s to Adidas and Vans

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Fashion and Lifestyle – There’s plenty of big brand names to snap up in the second day of the Amazon Prime Day sale
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Fashion and Lifestyle – Tsinghua design school accused of internalized racism for accentuating Chinese models’ slanted eyes at runway show

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Fashion and Lifestyle – Did graduates of a prestigious design school feed into racist stereotypes with a fashion show featuring models who all had noticeably slanted eyes, and makeup to accentuate their “Chinese eyes”? Or are Chinese internet users just oversensitive?
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