Diamond

  • Manavjit Sandhu pips Olympic champion to clinch gold at shotgun World Cup 12-04-2014 11:21 AM

    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...
  • Bolt set to light up Paris Diamond League again 21-01-2014 08:19 AM

    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...
  • Italian dad turns son's remains into diamond 23-12-2013 01:20 PM

    New York: In a first-of-its-kind case in Italy, a grieving father had his dead son eternally preserved by getting the 20-year-old'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....
  • 'Pink Star' diamond sells for world record $ 83 million 14-11-2013 07:38 PM

    Geneva: A plum-sized 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 59.6-carat diamond described by Sotheby's auction house as "Internally Flawless Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond" was...
  • 'Pink Star' sold for world record price in Geneva 14-11-2013 11:53 AM

    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...
  • With gold scarce, festival season loses its shine 02-11-2013 02:05 PM

    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...
  • Vote for change, to make India shine: Narendra Modi 30-09-2013 07:24 PM

    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...
  • Lal Jose eyeing Bollywood with 'Diamond Necklace' remake 30-09-2013 04:04 PM

    Chennai: After giving four back-to-back 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 one-and-a-half years with 'Diamond Necklace', Prithviraj-starrer 'Ayalum Njanum Thammil' in 2012, Mammooty starrer 'Immanuel' and...
  • What is the cost of diamond necklace that Gadkari gifted to Modi, asks NCP 20-09-2013 01:20 PM

    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...
  • Kris Humphries auctioning off Kim Kardashian's engagement ring 12-09-2013 04:42 PM

    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,...
  • Usain Bolt shines again in Brussels Diamond League 07-09-2013 08:41 AM

    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 30-08-2013 08:46 AM

    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...
  • Usain Bolt to run in Zurich Diamond League 27-08-2013 10:38 AM

    Zurich: Sprint legend Usain Bolt is among six Jamaicans confirmed for the Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday. Bolt will compete in the men's 100 metres, his first race since the Moscow World Championships, reports CMC. The six-time Olympic champion stole the spotlight at the Moscow World Championships by...
  • Merritt wins as world champions triumph in Stockholm 23-08-2013 08:43 AM

    Stockholm: American LaShawn Merritt eased to victory in the 400 metres as one of several newly-crowned world champions to shine at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Thursday. Fresh from his success in Moscow earlier this month, Merritt (44.69 seconds) was slower by nearly a second than his time at...
  • Air passenger arrested for attempting to smuggle in rough diamonds 21-08-2013 11:15 PM

    An Indian passenger has been arrested at the international airport in Mumbaifor allegedly trying to smuggle in 4.9 kg of rough diamonds valued at Rs 1 crore from the United Arab Emirates, a customs official said on Wednesday. Prashant Harsora had arrived from Sharjah on an Air Arabia Airline flight...
  • Usain Bolt delivers on return to London 27-07-2013 08:58 AM

    London: Usain Bolt returned to the scene of his triple Olympic glory and duly delivered for 60,000 camera-flashing fans as he overcame a slow start to win the 100 metres and give the London Anniversary Games the Friday finale it demanded. Ukrainian high jumper Bohdan Bondarenko did briefly threaten to...
  • Usain Bolt wants to inspire fans weary of doping 25-07-2013 05:34 PM

    London: Usain Bolt will again fly the flag for drug-free athletics at this weekend's London Diamond League meeting after a news conference where the multi-titled Jamaican was bombarded with questions about the sport's latest doping scandals. Any hopes Bolt had that his appearance in London would be a celebration of...
  • World champion Greene out of London Diamond League 25-07-2013 09:22 AM

    London: World champion Dai Greene has pulled out of the 400 metres hurdles at this weekend's Diamond League meeting in London in a bid to get fit to defend his title in Moscow next month. The 27-year-old Briton, who has struggled with injury and illness all season, withdrew from last...
  • Relentless Asbel Kiprop races to fastest time since 2004 20-07-2013 05:58 PM

    World champion Asbel Kiprop's relentless pace proved too much for his rivals, including Mo Farah, as the Kenyan clocked the fastest 1,500 metres time since 2004 at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday. With the world championships in Moscow just over three weeks away, world leads and minor records...
  • Could have run faster in Paris: Usain Bolt 11-07-2013 11:56 AM

    Paris: Sprint sensation Usain Bolt says he could have posted a faster time in the 200 metres at the Areva Diamond League Meeting in Paris. Bolt was made to work hard in the half-lap and was forced to fend off a challenge from his compatriot Warren Weir before completing victory...
  • Gowda finishes fourth in IAAF Diamond League 07-07-2013 03:47 PM

    New Delhi: Newly-crowned Asian champion Vikas Gowda finished a creditable fourth in the ninth leg of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League athletics series in Paris. Gowda hurled the iron disc to a distance of 64.45m which he achieved in his third attempt at Stade de France Saturday night. He was...
  • Bolt races to year's fastest 200 metres time 07-07-2013 12:19 PM

    Paris: Olympic champion Usain Bolt sent out a warning to his rivals ahead of the world championships by running the fastest time of the year to win the 200 metres at the Paris Diamond League on Saturday. The world record holder eased to the line in 19.73 bettering American Tyson...
  • Tyson Gay continues impressive buildup with Lausanne win 05-07-2013 08:33 AM

    Lausanne: American champion Tyson Gay continued his impressive buildup to next month's world championships on Thursday by winning the 100 metres at Lausanne's Athletissima Diamond League meeting in 9.79 seconds. Jamaica's former world record holder Asafa Powell was among the athletes left trailing while 2003 world champion Kim Collins of...
  • Carter, Brathwaite win, Fraser-Pryce beaten in Birmingham 01-07-2013 03:23 PM

    Birmingham: The Diamond League meeting in Birmingham saw mixed results for Caribbean athletes with Jamaican Nesta Carter and Ryan Brathwaite the only Caribbean winners as Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was upset in the women's 200 metres. Carter took the men's 100m dash Sunday in a competitive 9.99 seconds despite his...
  • Fraser-Pryce leads Caribbean charge in Birmingham 30-06-2013 04:19 PM

    Bridgetown: About a dozen Caribbean athletes led by double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica are down to compete at the Diamond League meeting at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Sunday. Fresh from her victory at the Jamaica National Championships last weekend with a world leading time of 22.13...
  • Falling value of rupee against dollar hits Surat's diamond industry 28-06-2013 09:33 AM

    Surat: The falling value of the rupee against the dollar has taken the shine off Surat's diamond industry. The industry is staring at the possibility of another recession as units are being forced to cut production and workers are finding themselves with fewer jobs. On a normal day, diamond worker...
  • Watch: Usain Bolt behind the wheel of an F1 car 15-06-2013 05:20 PM

    Oslo: Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, got faster when he got behind the wheel of a replica racer at the recent IAAF Diamond League this week. The iconic 100m star did a lap in a Formula 1 race car after he won the 200m meet on Thursday...
  • Surging Bolt powers to 200m victory in Oslo 14-06-2013 09:36 AM

    Oslo: Olympic champion Usain Bolt responded to last week's surprise sprint defeat in Rome by storming to a world-leading time of 19.79 seconds over 200 metres at the Bislett Diamond League meeting on Thursday. The Jamaican world record holder, surprisingly beaten over 100 metres by American Justin Gatlin in Italy,...
  • Sluggish Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in Rome 07-06-2013 10:49 AM

    Rome: Usain Bolt's defeat by Justin Gatlin in the 100 metres at the Rome Diamond League meeting on Thursday is unlikely to cause the Olympic champion too much concern ahead of August's world championships. American Gatlin, bronze medallist at the London Games after a four-year doping ban, ran 9.94 seconds...
  • Queen Elizabeth II marks 60 years since coronation 03-06-2013 01:00 AM

    London: Queen Elizabeth II kicked off the four-day Diamond Jubilee celebrations this weekend to mark 60 years since being officially crowned Queen of England. The 87-year-old monarch was joined by husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the Epsom Derby on Saturday, one of the key events in Britain's...