Gold

  • 125 years of Charlie Chaplin: These are 10, full length Chaplin movies on YouTube you need to watch to celebrate his genius 16-04-2014 12:26 PM

    They foiled plots and cracked Nazi codes, but Britain's spies were unable to solve the mystery of Charlie Chaplin's birth. Although the entertainer is celebrated as one of London's most famous sons, declassified files reveal that Britain's MI5 domestic intelligence service found no records to back up Chaplin's claim that...
  • Gold, silver imports dip 40 per cent to $33.46 billion in 2013-14 11-04-2014 03:22 PM

    Gold and silver imports declined 40 per cent to $33.46 billion in 2013-14 mainly due to restrictions imposed by the government on inbound shipments of the precious metal to narrow the current account deficit. Imports of gold and silver in 2012-13 stood at $55.79 billion. In March, the imports of...
  • 'Golden man' Bappi Lahiri's wife owns more gold 10-04-2014 07:49 PM

    Kolkata: Known for always sporting flashy gold chains, veteran Bollywood musician Bappi Lahiri's wife owns more jewellery than her husband and he owns moveable and immoveable assets worth nearly Rs 12 crores besides five cars including BMW and Audi. According to Bapi's affidavit filed with the Election Commission, he owns...
  • Kochi: Over Rs 50 lakh worth gold seized from air passengers 08-04-2014 07:06 PM

    Gold weighing 1.7397 kg totally and valued at Rs 50.93 lakh was seized and three passengers, including a Singapore citizen, were arrested by customs officials at the airport in Kochi on Tuesday for allegedly attempting to smuggle the precious metal in different forms. While two of the passengers arrived from...
  • NRI arrested with gold valued at Rs 1.46 crore at Indo-Nepal border 04-04-2014 01:28 PM

    An NRI has been arrested after gold valued at Rs 1.46 crore was allegedly recovered from his possession in Sonauli area on the Indo-Nepal border. Dipak Bajaj (43), who is based in London, was arrested last night during a routine check and over four kg of gold was recovered from...
  • Nifty ends above 6700; SBI loses 2 pc, pharma outperforms 03-04-2014 09:33 AM

    Mumbai: Equity benchmarks retreated from record highs on Thursday with the Nifty snapping 10-day winning streak on account of profit booking in banks, oil & gas and capital goods stocks. The market fell as much as 0.8 percent intraday but it managed to trim losses in late trade. The Sensex...
  • Customs seizes gold from passenger's rectum at Goa airport 01-04-2014 02:39 PM

    Panaji: The customs department arrested a passenger from Chennai on Tuesday, for allegedly trying to smuggle gold into the country by hiding it in his rectum. The person, whose identity has not been disclosed, was arrested at the newly built Goa airport terminal, after he arrived on an Air India...
  • Shuttler Sourabh Varma loses in Malaysia GP Gold final 30-03-2014 03:54 PM

    Johor Bahru: Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma gave a fantastic fight but eventually went down to Indonesian 15th seed Simon Santoso in the men's singles final of the $120,000 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold here Sunday. Despite leading a large chunk of the match, the eighth seeded Indian went down 21-15, 16-21,...
  • Red Bull seek guide on sensors at Malaysian GP 28-03-2014 02:25 PM

    Sepang: Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says the team will talk with Formula One race director Charlie Whiting before deciding on it use of fuel sensors for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, following on from its disqualification in Australia. Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified in Melbourne, after finishing second, because...
  • Gurusaidutt, Sourabh enter quarters of Malaysian GP 27-03-2014 09:35 PM

    In the mixed doubles, eighth seeded Indian pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Siki Reddy N defeated Chinese Taipei's Po Han Yang and Hung Yu Chen 21-13, 17-21, 21-14 to enter the quarter-finals. Earlier, it was curtains for Aditya Prakash in the round two. The youngster lost 17-21 10-21 to...
  • Nine Indians shuttlers reach 2nd round of Malaysian GP Gold 26-03-2014 05:39 PM

    Johor Bahru: Nine Indian shuttlers, including Sourabh Varma and P C Thulasi, advanced to the second round of the men's and women's singles competitions in the USD 120,000 Malaysian Grand Prix Gold at Pasir Gudang here on Wednesday. Eighth seed Sourabh Varma, who has clinched three titles -- TATA Open,...
  • Young shuttlers to lead Indian challenge in Malaysia 24-03-2014 12:57 PM

    Johor Bahru: With top brass skipping the tournament, young guns of Indian badminton, including Sourabh Varma and Arundhati Pantawane, will brace up for the challenge when they begin their campaign at the USD 120,000 Malaysian Grand Prix Gold, starting with the qualifiers at Pasir Gudang on Tuesday. After back-to-back tournaments,...
  • Saudi beggar dies leaving million-dollar fortune behind 20-03-2014 07:19 PM

    Jeddah: A 100-year-old woman in Saudi Arabia, who spent decades begging on the streets, has died leaving behind a secret fortune of gold coins, jewellery and a real estate portfolio worth a whopping $10,66,580. The blind woman had begged for 50 years on the streets of Jeddah, before she suddenly...
  • Sindhu, Kashyap lose in semis; Saina out in quarters at Swiss Open 15-03-2014 11:14 PM

    Basel: Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap suffered heartbreaking defeats in the semi-finals, while Saina Nehwal was knocked out at the last-eight stage as India's campaign in the USD 125,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold tournament came to an end on Saturday. World championship bronze medallist, Sindhu, who had...
  • Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap knocked out of Swiss Open 15-03-2014 09:44 PM

    Basel: Third seeded shuttler Parupalli Kashyap was knocked out of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold after losing his men's singles semifinal at St. Jakobshalle here Saturday. Chinese World No.27 Houwei Tian upset the Hyderabadi 21-17, 21-11 in 42 minutes in their first ever clash. World No.9 P.V. Sindhu...
  • Anand Pawar out of Swiss Open, Saina Nehwal in 2nd round 13-03-2014 10:33 PM

    Basel: Indian shuttler Anand Pawar went down fighting to Chinese Taipei's Tien Chen Chou in the pre-quarterfinals while Saina Nehwal made a winning start to her campaign in women's singles in the USD 125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold on Thursday. World number 36 Anand squandered a first game advantage...
  • Sindhu, Kashyap enter second round of Swiss Open 12-03-2014 11:27 AM

    Basel: Top Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and Anand Pawar got off to winning starts, notching up victories in their respective opening round singles matches at the the USD 125,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold tournament here on Wednesday. World championship bronze medallist Sindhu posted a comfortable 21-18 21-15...
  • Sindhu not to defend Malaysia GP Gold title 11-03-2014 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: P.V. Sindhu, World No.9 shuttler, will not be defending her women's singles title at the $120,000 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold being held at Johor Bahru March 25-30. The World Championship bronze medallist won her first Grand Prix title last year in May when the tournament was held in...
  • Arvind reaches semi-finals of German Open Grand Prix Gold 01-03-2014 02:43 PM

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: Senior Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat advanced to the semi-finals of the USD 120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold after registering a straight-game victory over Danish 14th seed Viktor Axelsen here. The two-time former national champion, Arvind thrashed the 14th seeded Danish 21-17 21-14 in a 35-minute...
  • Bangalore: 54 kg gold seized, largest haul since curbs on metal import 27-02-2014 08:27 AM

    Bangalore: Three men were caught in Bangalore on Tuesday after 54 kilograms of illegal gold was seized from them. It's the single largest haul of illegal gold since curbs were imposed on gold import by the Centre to help prop up the falling rupee. "We also came to know that...
  • California couple finds $10 million in buried treasure while walking dog 26-02-2014 09:11 PM

    A trove of rare Gold Rush-era coins unearthed in California last year by a couple as they walked their dog may be the greatest buried treasure ever found in the United States, worth more than $10 million, a currency firm representing the pair said on Tuesday. The 1,400 gold pieces,...
  • HS Prannoy stuns Parupalli Kashyap in German Open badminton 26-02-2014 09:05 PM

    Germany: Young HS Prannoy on Wednesday pulled off one of the biggest upsets of his career as he overwhelmed his much higher-ranked Indian compatriot Parupalli Kashyap at the USD 120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold. Before that, other Indian shuttlers in the fray, Anand Pawar and Arvind Bhat, entered the...
  • Watch: Extravagant possessions left by Ukrainian President 25-02-2014 10:15 AM

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled his country and left behind a seemingly endless array of extravagant possessions. It included an armoured soviet-era Limo, Vodka with his face on it, ostriches in a private zoo, a 19-year old Bentley and gold-plated toilet brushes. ...
  • Trade deficit narrows on 77 per cent drop in gold imports 11-02-2014 03:58 PM

    India's trade deficit narrowed in January, helped by a 77 per cent drop in imports of gold and silver while exports ticked up, improving the outlook for the country's fragile current account balance. The trade ministry said it had recommended easing curbs on gold imports, prompted by the brighter trade...
  • Hyderabad: Man held with gold ornaments stolen from Muthoot Finance 03-02-2014 05:42 PM

    Hyderabad: A labourer from Jharkhand was on Monday arrested in connection with the theft at Muthoot Finance in Zaheerabad town and 7 kg gold ornaments and Rs 13.42 lakh in cash was seized from his possession, police said. Ashok Sharma, a native of Saheb Gunj mandal of Jharkhand, who was...
  • Saina rises to No.7, Sindhu back in top 10 of BWF rankings 30-01-2014 03:56 PM

    New Delhi: Following her win at the India Grand Prix Gold on Sunday, Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal jumped two places to No.7 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released on Thursday. Saina overtook German Juliane Schenk and Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying to rise up...
  • Won't let poor form affect me, focussed on future: Saina 29-01-2014 02:43 PM

    Hyderabad: Her confidence back after the India Grand Prix Gold triumph, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Wednesday said the setbacks of an injury-marred last year are now firmly behind her. Saina snapped a 15-month title drought by claiming the India Grand Prix, beating rising star P V Sindhu in...
  • Restrictions on gold imports to be reviewed by March end, says P Chidambaram 27-01-2014 12:16 PM

    The restrictions on gold imports will be reviewed by March end, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday. "I am confident that by the end of this year we will be able to revisit some of the restrictions on gold import but we will do so only when we are...
  • Saina Nehwal dedicates title to Gopichand, parents 27-01-2014 09:28 AM

    Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Sunday dedicated her first title in 15 months - the India Grand Prix Gold - to her parents and chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand. The World No. 9, who had last won a title at the Denmark Open Super Series Premier in October...