DIAMONDS

  • Watch: How Surat based diamond baron recognises his employees' hard work this Diwali October 22, 2014

    A Surat based diamond baron has gifted his employees brand new cars, diamond jewellery and even homes as a Diwali gift for meeting targets for the year. He said the gifts were in recognition of their hard work. ...
  • Surat-based diamond companies to start an airline service October 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a first of its kind initiative, four Surat-based diamond companies have come together to start an airline service to connect Surat with smaller cities in Gujarat. At an initial investment of about Rs 30 crore, these firms have already acquired three aircraft. According to former president of the Surat Diamond...
  • Diamond ring worth half-a-million dollars stolen in Australia September 28, 2014

    Melbourne: A rare diamond ring worth half-a-million dollars was stolen from an auction site in broad daylight in Australia. The pink argyle and white diamond ring, valued at 577,000 Australian dollars, was taken from a display counter at Theodore Bruce Auctions in New South Wales. It is estimated that around 100 people...
  • International diamond thief detained in Switzerland: Interpol September 13, 2014

    Paris: A suspected Chinese jewellery thief accused of stealing millions of dollars worth of diamonds across the world has been arrested in Switzerland during another robbery, Interpol said. Chinese national Jianguo Meng, 46, is linked to over a dozen heists since 2012, including the theft of a diamond ring worth...
  • Vikas Gowda finishes overall 4th in IAAF Diamond League Series September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda got a morale booster ahead of the upcoming Asian Games as he finished overall fourth in the prestigious IAAF Diamond League Series to pocket USD 3,000 prize money. The United Statesbased Indian, who won a gold in the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,...
  • Usain Bolt breaks 10 seconds under roof in Warsaw August 24, 2014

    Warsaw: Sixtimes Olympic champion Usain Bolt broke 10 seconds for the first time this season when he won a 100 metres race under a closed roof at the National Stadium in Warsaw on Saturday. The Jamaican clocked 9.98 seconds into a slight breeze at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in front of...
  • Diamonds worth Rs 30 lakh stolen from Delhi recovered August 6, 2014

    Two diamonds worth about Rs 30 lakh allegedly stolen by three women from Delhi were recovered from a village in Rajgarh, police said. The two diamonds were stolen recently by three women, identified as Rachna, Shabana and Mewa, from near a jewellery showroom at South Extension area in the national capital,...
  • Silas Kiplagat shocks world champ Kiprop in sizzling 1,500m July 19, 2014

    Kenyan Silas Kiplagat shocked compatriot Asbel Kiprop to become the fourthfastest 1,500 metres runner of all time at a sizzling Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday. Kiplagat broke through to run a yearleading three minutes, 27.64 seconds and surprise twotime world champion Kiprop, who was attempting to break Hicham El Guerrouj's...
  • Yohan Blake's injury woes continue as he pulls up in Glasgow July 12, 2014

    Yohan Blake's injury troubles hit a new low as he pulled up during the 100 metres at Friday's Diamond League meeting in Glasgow. Blake's race ended after 60 metres with the Jamaican clutching his hamstring in obvious pain as his compatriot Nickel Ashmeade went on to win in 9.97 seconds, pipping...
  • Rail Budget: Bullet trains, Diamond Quadrilateral of highspeed rail July 8, 2014

    Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said that Indian Railways is on its way to fulfil the long cherished dream to run a bullet train. Presenting the Railway Budget 201415 in Parliament on Tuesday, he said, the Railways proposes bullet trains by starting off with an already identified MumbaiAhmedabad sector, where...
  • Earthsize 'diamond' discovered in space June 25, 2014

    Washington: Astronomers have discovered an Earthsized 'diamond' about 900 lightyears away in space, which is possibly the coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever detected. This ancient stellar remnant is so cool that its carbon has crystallised, forming in effect an Earthsize diamond in space. The object is likely...
  • Usain Bolt pulls out of Paris, Ostrava June 7, 2014

    London: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has delayed his debut on the international circuit this season, after pulling out of the Ostrava Golden Spike and Paris Diamond League. The World and Olympic champion announced he would miss the June 17 outing in the Czech Republic and the July 5 Meeting Areva at...
  • Beastie Boys seek $2 million from Monster for copyright infringement June 5, 2014

    Reuters: A lawyer for the Beastie Boys on Wednesday urged jurors to make Monster Beverage Corp pay at least $2 million for copyright infringement, saying the energy drink maker used their songs without a license in an online video. Kevin Puvalowski, the Brooklynborn band's lawyer, said in closing arguments in a...
  • World's biggest flawless diamond sells for $ 24 million May 15, 2014

    Geneva: The world's largest flawless vivid blue diamond sold for $ 23.79 million at Christie's auction, which realised a total of $ 154.19 million, the highest total ever for a jewellery sale, auctioneers said on Thursday. The 13.22 carat diamond was purchased by Nayla Hayek, CEO of US watch and jewellery...
  • Vikas Gowda wins silver at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace discus thrower Vikas Gowda won the silver medal in the IAAF Diamond League Series in Doha, on Friday. According to information reaching here, Gowda hurled the discuss to a distance of 63.23m, finishing behind Poland's Piotr Malachowski, who took the top spot with a throw of 66.72m. Estonia's...
  • Didi's political heir Abhishek eyes gold in Diamond Harbour May 9, 2014

    Stakes are high for Trinamool cadres in this sleepy town in the suburbs of Kolkata with party supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek fighting his debut poll, billed as a prestige battle, for a seat won by rebel TMC leader Somen Mitra, who resigned and switched over to...
  • Tintu Luka to participate in IAAF Diamond League 800m May 8, 2014

    Doha: It will be a turning point for Indian athletics if Tintu Luka can impress in the 800 metres race at the seasonopening IAAF Diamond League here on Friday. The current Asian champion and 2010 Asian Games bronze medallist is India's lone entry at the prestigious meet and is expected to...
  • Photos: World's first alldiamond ring is 150 carat, $70 million and literally carved from a single diamond with no metal support May 6, 2014

    There is one ring to rule them all, and this is that ring.Genevabased Swiss jewellers Shawish has designed a 150carat diamond ring that is literally the master of all diamond rings. The $70 millionring at Baselworld has been chiselled from one, single faceted diamond, with no metal support at all....
  • Manavjit Sandhu pips Olympic champion to clinch gold at shotgun World Cup April 12, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Manavjit Singh Sandhu produced some excellent shooting to clinch the men's trap gold medal ahead of two-time Olympic champion Michael Diamond at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Tucson, USA. The 37-year-old Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee shot scores of 121 and 13 in the qualification and finals,...
  • Bolt set to light up Paris Diamond League again January 21, 2014

    World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt will be the main attraction during July's Paris Diamond League meeting, organisers said on Monday. Bolt won the 200 metres last year at Stade de France, one month before increasing his world titles haul to eight at the Moscow championships where he clinched the 100m,...
  • Italian dad turns son's remains into diamond December 23, 2013

    New York: In a firstofitskind case in Italy, a grieving father had his dead son eternally preserved by getting the 20yearold's ashes transformed into a diamond. The father had his son's body exhumed and cremated before sending the ashes off to Switzerland so they could be compressed into the gemstone. The young...
  • 'Pink Star' diamond sells for world record $ 83 million November 14, 2013

    Geneva: A plumsized flawless diamond known as the Pink Star has been sold for a staggering $ 83 million at an auction here, a record price for a gemstone. Records came tumbling down as the 59.6carat diamond described by Sotheby's auction house as "Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond" was bought...
  • 'Pink Star' sold for world record price in Geneva November 14, 2013

    The "Pink Star", a flawless pink diamond the size of a plum, sold for 76.3 million Swiss francs in Geneva on Wednesday, a world record price for a gemstone at auction, Sotheby's said. "The diamond was bought by Isaac Wolf and the diamond has been renamed The Pink Dream," said Matthew...
  • With gold scarce, festival season loses its shine November 2, 2013

    A scarcity of gold and high prices are pushing Indians to look to silver or diamond jewellery as alternative gifts this festive season, adding to the gloom in the gold trade after government measures to restrict imports. Indians are the biggest buyers of gold in the world and many believe that...
  • Vote for change, to make India shine: Narendra Modi September 30, 2013

    Mumbai:BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday urged people to vote for change to make India "shine". Addressing a jampacked function of the Bharat Diamond Bourse the world's largest diamond exchange in Mumbai, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Gujarat chief minister said "it is a matter of just...
  • Lal Jose eyeing Bollywood with 'Diamond Necklace' remake September 30, 2013

    Chennai: After giving four backtoback hits in Malayalam cinema, popular director Lal Jose is in talks to remake his Fahad Fazil starrer 'Diamond Necklace' in Bollywood. Jose struck gold at the box office in these oneandahalf years with 'Diamond Necklace', Prithvirajstarrer 'Ayalum Njanum Thammil' in 2012, Mammooty starrer 'Immanuel' and...
  • What is the cost of diamond necklace that Gadkari gifted to Modi, asks NCP September 20, 2013

    NCP on Thursday sought to know the cost of the diamond necklace which former BJP president Nitin Gadkari recently presented to his party's prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi. "When Modi was anointed BJP's PM nominee, party leaders garlanded him." "The same day, Gadkari presented him with a diamond and pearl necklace. For...
  • Kris Humphries auctioning off Kim Kardashian's engagement ring September 12, 2013

    Los Angeles: Kim Kardashian's ex-husband Kris Humphries is auctioning off reality TV star's 20-carat diamond engagement ring. The NBA player has reportedly listed the ring for an October 15 sale at Christie's auction house in New York City. Humphries is not named explicitly as the seller, but according to reports, the...
  • Usain Bolt shines again in Brussels Diamond League September 7, 2013

    Brussels: World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt powered away late in the race to win the 100 metres in 9.8 seconds at the season-closing Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday. Bolt, who won 100, 200 and 4x100 relay golds at last month's world championships was one of several Moscow...
  • Usain Bolt wins 100 metres in Zurich Diamond League August 30, 2013

    Zurich: Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt outsprinted fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade and American Justin Gatlin to win the 100 metres at the Zurich Diamond League meeting on Thursday. Bolt, running into a slight headwind, made his customary sluggish start before accelerating away from the field to win in 9.90 seconds. Ashmeade...