Jewellery

  • Posing as courier delivery boys, 2 youths rob house 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Two youths posing as courier delivery boys allegedly committed armed robbery on Wednesday at a house in Outer Delhi's Rohini area and also thrashed its elderly woman occupant in the process, police said. Adding a 'filmi' touch to the crime, the robbers are also said to have painted...
  • Gold jewellery import dips 80 pc from Thailand in 2013-14 July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid concerns over the certificate of origin issue, import of gold jewellery from Thailand has dipped by 80.7 per cent to Rs 100.46 crore (351 kg) in 2013-14, Parliament was informed on Friday. "Since 2011-12, import of gold jewellery from Thailand has come down," Commerce and Industry Minister...
  • Jewellery sector expresses disappointment with Union Budget July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The gems and jewellery industry which had sought reduction in the gold import duty as well as abolition of the stringent "80:20 norms", expressed its disappointment with Union Budget on Thursday. "The entire industry was waiting for a positive turn of events but was let down by the government in...
  • Attackers chop elderly woman's legs to loot her silver jewellery May 19, 2014

    Unidentified miscreants severed the legs of an old woman to loot her silver jewellery, causing grievous injuries, in Bagadia's forest area, about 70 km away from Indore in the neighbouring Dhar district, police told reporters on Sunday. The victim, 70-year-old Kasturi Bai was rushed to M Y Government Hospital in Indore...
  • Photos: World's first all-diamond 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.Geneva-based Swiss jewellers Shawish has designed a 150-carat diamond ring that is literally the master of all diamond rings. The $70 million-ring at Baselworld has been chiselled from one, single faceted diamond, with no metal support at all....
  • Six armed men rob family at gunpoint in a house in Ghaziabad May 3, 2014

    At least six armed men barged into a house and looted jewellery and cash after making the family hostage in Loni area of the district, police said on Saturday. The robbery took place on Friday night at Pappu's home in Harmarpur area, police said, adding that the assailants entered the house...
  • Gold jewellery exports climb, set to keep rising April 30, 2014

    Gold jewellery exports from India rose for a second straight month in March as raw material supply improved after the RBI allowed more banks to import bullion, with industry officials saying the upward trend looks set to continue. Struggling with a ballooning trade deficit, India last year imposed a record duty...
  • Saudi beggar dies leaving million-dollar fortune behind March 20, 2014

    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 died...
  • Delhi: Three armed robbers loot gold, cash from a jewellery shop February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Three armed robbers looted gold and cash from a jewellery shop in Badarpur area of south-east Delhi, police said on Sunday. Police officers have got CCTV footage of two robbers entering the jewellery shop while one gunman was stationed at the shop's entrance. The footage clearly shows one of...
  • Jeweller born without fingers makes amazing miniature masterpieces worth thousands February 4, 2014

    Meet Annette Gabbedey, 48, a jeweller who has found her own way to make miniature masterpieces worth thousands of pounds. She was born without fingers. Gabbedey, spends months creating delicate rings and bracelets studded with precious diamonds and opals. She adapts conventional crafting devices to create dazzling ornaments. ...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Ornaments worth Rs 23 lakh stolen from temple January 22, 2014

    Shimla: Thieves struck at the historic Raghunathji temple in the heart of Kullu town and decamped with 40 kg silver and 165 grams gold jewellery. The estimated value of the stolen jewellery was about Rs 23 lakh. The priest of the temple discovered the theft on Wednesday morning, when he opened...
  • New Delhi: Robbers loot jewellery worth Rs 22 lakh January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi: A man was robbed off jewellery worth Rs 22 lakh at gunpoint at IP Extension area of Central Delhi, police said on Wednesday. Mukesh Jain and his brother Hemant, who have a jewellery shop in Chandni Chowk area, were returning home to Laxmi Nagar when the...
  • Armed dacoits attack 6 members of a family, decamp with valuables worth Rs 11 lakh December 6, 2013

    Armed dacoits looted cash and jewelleries worth Rs 11 lakh after injuring six members of a family in Bihar's Sitamarhi district, an officer said on Thursday. The dacoits barged into the house of Mukesh Kumar in Hanuman Nagar village late on Wednesday night and exploded crude bombs injuring six members of...
  • Jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh stolen from Patneshwar Dham Temple December 3, 2013

    Gold and silver jewellery worth around Rs 15 lakh were allegedly stolen from the 17th century Patneshwar Dham Temple at Dhana village near Sagar. The incident took place under Surkhi Police Station area on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday when temple priest Shiv Kumar Pyasi was asleep in...
  • Ghaziabad market shut over attack on shop owner, traders demand arrest of accused December 3, 2013

    Traders' organisations in Ghaziabad said on Tuesday the markets would remain closed until the culprits who looted a jewellery shop and shot at the owner on Sunday night were arrested. Earlier, the traders and political activists took out processions and staged dharnas against the deteriorating law and order situation. They announced support...
  • With gold scarce, wedding buyers recycle jewellery November 29, 2013

    Faced with high premiums to secure scarce supplies of gold, relatives and guests at Indian weddings are having their old heirlooms melted down to be reused as traditional presents. Along the narrow lanes of Mumbai's historic Zaveri jewellery bazaar, many shops display placards saying "we buy old gold jewellery", tempting buyers...
  • Gold jewellery exports fall 6.9 per cent in October November 25, 2013

    Exports of gold jewellery from India fell 6.9 per cent on month in October to $608.95 million, an industry body said on Monday. India, which is fighting hard to reduce its current account deficit, has brought in measures to restrict imports of gold -- its second-biggest import item after oil --...
  • 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...
  • People across India gear up for Dhanteras November 1, 2013

    People across the country have geared up for the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras on Friday. However, the sale of gold coins have gone down during the festive season. ...
  • Jewellery worth crores looted from shop October 16, 2013

    Ranchi: Gold and diamonds worth crores of rupees were robbed from a jewellery shop in Ranchi, the police said on Wednesday. Thieves stole jewellery from Anand Jewellers located on the Main Road in the city when the shop was closed for three days on account of Durga Puja, sources said. The...
  • Jewellers face long road to export growth October 2, 2013

    Indian jewellers, long spoiled by access to the world's largest group of gold consumers, must seek expansion overseas after the authorities tied gold imports to exports. But the path will not be easy. India has hiked import duty for gold, its biggest non-essential import, this year from 4 percent to 10...
  • Kenya mall attack: Shopkeepers allege troops stole valuables while saving people October 1, 2013

    Jewellery cases smashed. Mobile phones ripped from displays. Cash registers emptied. Alcohol stocks plundered. For the second time in two months, poorly paid Kenyan security forces that moved in to control an emergency are being accused of robbing the very property they were supposed to protect. First the troops were accused...
  • Jewellery designer rapes 19-year-old girl repeatedly for 8 years, arrested September 20, 2013

    A jewellery designer has been booked for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl over a period of eight years in Sundernagar area in Jaipur, police said on Friday. A case was lodged against Sultan Singh Jangid after the victim's father filed an FIR on Thursday, they said. The accused runs a jewellery designing...
  • Gold prices drop to near one-month low; demand sluggish September 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Gold prices in India fell to their lowest in nearly one month on Thursday, tracking overseas markets, but spot demand was subdued as jewellers hugged the sidelines hoping for prices to drop further. At 1345 IST, the benchmark October contract on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) was 1.36 per cent...
  • Indian girl fools mother, tries to run away with gold to settle abroad with Pakistani boyfriend August 14, 2013

    An Indian girl and her Pakistani boyfriend have been arrested for trying to rob and smuggle 20 kilograms of her mother's gold jewellery in order to settle down outside the country, Sharjah Police have said. The 20-year-old girl, identified only by her initials as NKD, disappeared after her mother left her...
  • Sushmita Sen: Took a break to be with Alisah, will come back with a film August 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Sushmita Sen has lost oodles of weight, and she looks wonderful. The former Miss Universe and actress admits she is readying herself for a comeback to showbiz. On the silver screen, Sushmita was last seen in the 2010 film 'No Problem'. During the three-year hiatus, she was busy taking care...
  • 2 policemen rob jeweller of valuables in Gonda, suspended August 5, 2013

    Two sub-inspectors of Uttar Pradesh Police have been suspended for robbing a jeweller of his valuables last month on the Faizabad-Gorakhpur highway, an official said on Monday. The robbery took place in Gonda, about 100 km from Lucknow, July 24 when a jeweller was riding his motorcycle to the market. The two...
  • Singapore-based jewellery firm's MD arrested for smuggling diamonds August 4, 2013

    Mumbai: The Managing Director of a Singapore-based jewellery firm Vihari Poddar was arrested on Sunday on charges of smuggling gold and diamond jewellery. Custom officials claimed that she was hiding the jewellery worth a crore in her underwear. The court has denied her bail and remanded her to judicial custody till...
  • Tamil Nadu: Families fight over bride's ornaments July 11, 2013

    Virudhunagar (TN): High drama prevailed at a marriage function Virudhunagar after the bridegroom's family allegedly objected to the bride wearing 'gilt' ornaments leading to fisticuffs between the two families and the ceremony being cancelled, police said on Thursday. The bridegroom, who was injured, has been admitted to hospital, police said, adding...
  • Mumbai: Four-storeyed building collapses; 5 dead, 6 injured June 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Just a day after Mumbra building collapse, similar incident took place in a crowded suburb of Mumbai. Five people are dead and atleast six injured when a four-storeyed building collapsed early Saturday morning in Dahisar. Nine people, mostly hawkers and the building watchman have been pulled out from the debris....