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February 12, 2013
First Published: 00:18 IST(12/2/2013)
Last Updated: 00:19 IST(12/2/2013)

Modest modelling by muslim designer
ANI
Washington: Among the hundreds of shows during New York's Fashion Week, the presentation for the Ann Nahari label may be the only one in which the models are draped to conceal rather than reveal.

A practising Muslim and a fashion designer, Nailah Lymus, who designs a line for secular women who desire a little more modesty in their clothing, said that one can be more modest and still be fashion-forward and stay true to your faith.

Though she is not showing her own creations during Fashion Week, she is producing Saturday's show for desig-ner Sumiyyah Rasheed.

Beer, cocktails with eye check-up
ANI
New York: An eye doctor from Brooklyn, is offering drinks to customers to help them unwind before his tests.

Dr Justin Bazan told the New York Post that after 5pm, it's happy hour and told the patients not to worry as no one in his team will be drinking, the New York Post reported.

He said that his team is friendly, helpful and like to have fun and have beer/wine tastings all the time.

Bazan, 34, opened Park Slope Eye on Union Street in 2008 and said that he has been serving two types of glasses ever since.

In the hospital, his patients are offered tea, snacks.

Prankster back on air in Australia
PTI
Melbourne: One of the two Australian radio presenters whose royal prank call to a British hospital treating Kate Middleton went awry and created a furore when an Indian-origin nurse committed suicide, returned on air Monday.

Radio host Michael Christian, one of two Southern Cross Austereo presenters at the centre of the disastrous royal prank, has resumed work.

It all started with what was supposed to be a prank call to London's King Edward VII Hospital that was treating a pregnant Kate Middleton for acute morning sickness.

Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was the duty nurse when DJs Mel Grieg and Christian called the hospital pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles. She forwarded the call to another nurse, who divulged confidential medical info.

Machine that rolls out brick carpet
PTI
London: The arduous and back breaking task of paving a road may now be as simple as rolling out a carpet, thanks to a new Dutch invention.

The incredible machine, named Tiger-Stone, can lay out 400 square metres of new road every day.

The secret behind the invention lies in a smartly-designed gravity-based system, the Daily Mail reported.

All a worker has to do is load the bricks by hand from a hopper into the Tiger-Stone in the desired pattern. From there, gravity causes the bricks to slide together.


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