London hosts ‘Modest’ Fashion Week to celebrate hijabs and long hemlines – just a month after women in Iran burned headscarves in protest at Islamic dress

London Modest Fashion week kicked off this weekend, showcasing the latest styles in hijabs, abayas and long hemlines. The second installment of the two-day event, held at Victoria House, Bloomsbury, saw models parading down the runway in demure clothing – and rumoured Muslim convert Lindsay Lohan even made an appearance. Running alongside London Fashion Week the event, which charges up to £200 for tickets, features shopping, runway shows, talks and workshops – including a ‘sharia legal hub’. It comes just weeks after thousands of women in Iran, and around the world, risked imprisonment by…

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5 Snacks That You Can Eat After 8pm

Highlights Going to the bed with an empty stomach is always a bad idea Opt for healthy snack options to curb those odd hour hunger pangs It is believed that eating after 8pm can undermine weight loss efforts If you’re trying to shed some extra kilos, then you would have definitely been advised to cut down your food intake after a certain time in the evening. It is believed that eating after 7 or 8pm can undermine weight loss efforts. If you’ve had your early meal around 7pm, then there…

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After Farm Loan Waivers, Will Education Loan Waivers Spoil Us? Not If We Mend Our Ways

A serpentine queue of students heading to the enquiry encounter to check on various courses offered and eligibility criteria. (Manoj Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) Snapshot In India, the debt numbers are getting bigger and bigger. In some years, we will have a major problem on our hands if we fail to address it today.India risks moving towards an era of education loan waivers. Given how farm loan waivers have worked out for farmers, course correction is crucial. Student debt in the United States (US) has reached gigantic levels, so…

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After earthquakes, rural Mexicans struggle to afford food

The two massive earthquakes that devastated Mexico in September left thousands of people homeless and drove up food costs in many of the affected areas. Even before the disaster, many Mexicans were already struggling with rising food and fuel costs. The Mexican peso hit an all-time low this year, in part because of trade threats from President Donald Trump. And now the earthquakes have made it even harder for low-income Mexicans to make ends meet. In the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, by early October federal disaster relief has started…

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300 school children in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli fall ill after inhaling toxic gas

A representational image. Nearly 300 students were taken ill in Shamli after inhaling toxic gas emitted by a sugar mill near their school . Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Lucknow: Around 300 students were taken ill on Tuesday after inhaling toxic gas emitted by a sugar mill near their school in Shamli district, the police said. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered a probe into the matter by Commissioner Saharanpur. The students of a private school in Shamli started complaining of stomach ache, nausea and burning sensation in their eyes after…

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Grilled Cheese Cooked On Shutters? After Irma, Floridians Got Creative With Food

The power outages that followed hurricanes Harvey and Irma are unfortunately a common reality with powerful storms, just as is the fact that the affected people need to eat. Hurricane diets can consist of a lot of processed, prepackaged food, but with a bit of imagination or preparation, hot meals are possible. After Hurricane Irma hit Florida, Tara Gatscher and her family returned to their house in Tampa Bay to find that while the house didn’t have any terrible damage, they didn’t have power. During their hurricane preparations they had…

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Haryana bans nitrogen-laced drinks and food after Delhi man’s hole in stomach

The Haryana food and drugs administration department on Thursday banned the use of nitrogen in food and drinks across the state. The ban comes almost a month after news of a 30-year-old Delhi man gulping down a drink topped with liquid nitrogen and ending with a gaping hole in his stomach came to the fore. A government statement issued from Chandigarh on Friday stated that keeping in view the interest of the health of people in the state, the Haryana government has prohibited the flushing or mixing of liquid nitrogen with any…

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Newegg is offering a four-port USB hub for free today (after rebate)

Periodically Newegg decides to heavily discount its Rosewill cables and connectors. Right now, the retailer has a sale on its in-house products that’ll beat even a $0.99 HDMI cable on eBay: Everything’s free. Kind of. These products are free after rebate, so you still have to pay up front. (And depending on where you live, you’ll also have to pay sales tax, which won’t get reimbursed.) After the rebate, you’ll get a gift card worth the value of the purchase. Of all the products available today, I’m most interested in…

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BirkenShock! After 242 Years, Birkenstock Premieres at Paris Fashion Week

  1/6 Photo: Courtesy of Birkenstock The German health shoe brand Birkenstock is a bit like kale. It’s neither glamorous, nor exotic–no asparagus, no quinoa–yet it makes people feel good, almost virtuous. Because they know it is good for them. Last night in Paris this unbelievably venerable German footwear brand (it was founded in 1774) did something rather unexpected: It held what must have been a hugely expensive showcase and party in the temporary showspace of the Tuileries Gardens. There was a purpose built pavilion, all pine walkways and soothing…

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Two bodies recovered after search for speedboat

Image captionIt is thought the men were driving a speedboat from Port Logan in Dumfries and Galloway The bodies of two men have been found following a rescue operation launched off the Dumfries and Galloway coast. The bodies, recovered from the Irish Sea, have yet to be formally identified, but are believed to be those of two men – aged 35 and 46 – who went missing on Saturday. They had been driving a speedboat from Port Logan, possibly to Stranraer. Police Scotland said officers were trying to determine the…

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