Metals

  • Scrap metal dealer finds one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs worth millions at a flea market 20-03-2014 01:07 PM

    London: There is good luck, outrageous good fortune - and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest. A London antique dealer said Wednesday that that the scrap metal entrepreneur...
  • New Zealand man gets 99-character name after losing drunken bet 13-03-2014 09:12 AM

    Melbourne: A 22-year-old man in New Zealand has changed his name to a 99-character tongue twister after he lost a drunken bet in a poker game. The man from Dunedin is now officially known as 'Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With...
  • Mumbai: AAP breaks metal detectors, RR Patil says matter to be probed 12-03-2014 05:34 PM

    There was chaos at the Churchgate station in Mumbai on Wednesday after Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal decided to take the local train. AAP supporters have reportedly damaged metal detectors at the Churchgate station. State Home Minister RR Patil said, "Every party and party leader should make sure that...
  • AAI plans to install full-body scanners at 2 airports in India 01-12-2013 11:45 AM

    Mumbai: The national airports operator Airports Authority of India (AAI) will soon install millimeter-wave technology-based full-body scanners at two non-metro airports on a trial basis, sources have said. So far, none of the 125 AAI-run and five privately-operated airports have such a crucial security equipment. "We have received two full-body...
  • DMRC gears up for Trade fair beginning November 19 15-11-2013 06:26 PM

    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has taken a host of measures to facilitate commuters visiting the India International Trade Fair from next week, including additional token counters and trains to meet the rush. To review the special arrangements, DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh on Friday inspected the Pragati Maidan Metro...
  • China to overtake India as No.1 gold consumer 14-11-2013 09:51 PM

    Singapore: China is this year set to usurp India as the world's biggest gold consumer by a convincing margin as strict import rules introduced by New Delhi bite, forecasts from the World Gold Council showed on Thursday. The industry body cut its outlook for Indian demand in 2013 to around...
  • India hikes import duty on gold jewellery to 15 per cent 17-09-2013 08:28 PM

    India on Tuesday hiked the import duty on gold jewellery to 15 per cent in a bid to protect domestic industry and curb the precious metal's imports, a key reason for the country's high trade and current account deficits. "Import duty on gold imports is increased to 15 per cent...
  • Gold prices drop to near one-month low; demand sluggish 12-09-2013 03:19 PM

    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...
  • Goa, the new destination for smuggled gold? 26-08-2013 06:47 AM

    Drugs may not be the only contraband to find favour in Goa now. A rising pan-India trend of gold smuggling and sudden seizures of the yellow metal in Goa, otherwise a narcotics haven, has forced customs authorities in the state to step up vigil not only at the lone airport,...
  • Two women arrested for trying to smuggle gold worth Rs 26.4 lakh 18-08-2013 02:10 AM

    In separate cases, two female foreigners have been arrested from the international airport in Mumbai for allegedly trying to smuggle in 987.48 grams of gold valued at Rs 26.4 lakh from Iran and Sri Lanka, a senior Customs official said on Saturday. The duo -- Farahnaz Gholamhossein Dahmardeh Ghalehnoo of...
  • Gold scales to eight-month high at Rs 31,525 17-08-2013 06:35 PM

    New Delhi: Gold prices took another jump of Rs 515 to scale an eight-month high of Rs 31,525 per ten gram here on Saturday on sustained buying by stockists and investors. After its biggest single day rise in two years on Friday, the precious metal advanced to a level last...
  • New steel import norms will dent capacity utilisation, say experts 13-08-2013 01:31 AM

    The recent government notification to ease steel import norms will not only increase inward shipment of the metal, but also add to woes of domestic firms battling demand slowdown, industry experts said on Monday. The industry called for an urgent review of the decision, saying the quality of domestic steel...
  • Gold prices drop to near three-year low on US data 26-06-2013 11:21 AM

    Singapore: Gold fell to its lowest in nearly three years on Wednesday, pressured by strong US economic data that boosted stock markets and supported the US Federal Reserve's plan to scale back its monetary easing measures in the next few months. Bullion, now down for a seventh session out of...
  • Watch: 'Iron Maiden' live performance in London 19-06-2013 10:39 PM

    'Iron Maiden' an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, played to a packed venue filled with die hard fans in London. ...
  • Gold up Rs 415 as rupee slumps to new lows 11-06-2013 05:35 PM

    New Delhi: Both the precious metals, gold and silver, on Tuesday surged on stockists buying as weak rupee raised concerns of increase in import costs. While gold spurted by Rs 415 to Rs 28,515 per 10 grams, silver surged by Rs 905 to Rs 44,690 per kg on rising demand...
  • Nokia Lumia 925 appears on the Nokia India website 26-05-2013 02:28 PM

    New Delhi: Nokia is planning to bring its metal-clad Lumia 925 to India. The phone has made an appearance on the Nokia India website and is listed as coming soon. There's no word on when exactly the phone will be available in India, however, or how much it will cost....
  • India's steel demand to grow 7-8 pc in 2013: SAIL 28-04-2013 02:05 PM

    New Delhi: Country's largest steel maker SAIL has said it expects the domestic demand for the metal to grow by 7-8 per cent in 2013, although prices may hover at the current level. "If you see the demand for the first four months of the current calendar year, year-on-year basis...
  • Gold extends gains, up 0.25 pc on global cues 23-04-2013 12:15 PM

    New Delhi: Tracking a firming trend overseas as investors increased physical purchases, gold prices rose by 0.25 per cent to Rs 26,429 per 10 gram in futures trading on Tuesday. Besides covering-up of short positions by speculators fearing further rise, firm demand in the domestic spot markets also influenced gold...
  • Gold prices in India seen recovering after massive fall 16-04-2013 03:10 PM

    Mumbai: Gold futures in India, which hit the lowest level in more than 18 months on Tuesday, may stage a recovery as key technical indicators point to the yellow metal entering oversold territory, according to analysts. Gold in India, the world's biggest buyer of the metal, has shed 21 per...
  • Gold slides further, hits weakest level in over 2 years 16-04-2013 09:00 AM

    Singapore: Gold plunged to a more than two-year low on Tuesday, extending a brutal sell-off that is likely to persist amid fears over central bank sales and global growth, while investors frustrated by the metal's lacklustre performance dumped their holdings. Bullion posted its biggest ever daily drop in dollar terms...
  • Drop in gold prices: Why is the yellow metal losing its sheen? 15-04-2013 11:24 PM

    Gold prices have slipped in the past six months and the near-term outlook is bearish. Why is the yellow metal losing its sheen and is it time to dump the metal from your portfolio? ...
  • Gold price falls to its lowest level in two weeks 19-12-2012 03:18 PM

    Mumbai: Gold importers in India, the world's biggest buyer of the metal, continued picking up bargains for weddings as a stronger rupee weighed on the yellow metal, extending losses to the lowest level in nearly two weeks. The wedding season will continue till early January and gold is an important...
  • TN: Work begins on metallic fuel reactor at Kalpakkam 12-11-2012 05:18 PM

    Chennai: Initial steps for the construction of another fast-breeder test reactor powered by metallic fuel at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) complex at Kalpakkam has begun, a senior official said on Monday. "The government had initially sanctioned Rs 25 crore for the 120 MW metallic fuel test reactor...
  • Metallica puts on a high voltage show for Banglore 31-10-2011 09:27 AM

    Heavy metal band Metallica rocked the I-T city of Bangalore on Saturday night. ...
  • Bhubaneshwar: 'Diwali' therapy helps mentally ill 25-10-2011 02:51 PM

    Bhubaneshwar: Mission Ashra in Bhubaneshwar is using the Diwali festivities as therapy for women with special needs and helping them reunite with their families. It has transformed Indira Choudhary's life, giving the 38-year-old the much-needed refuge to recover from a nervous breakdown after her father's death in 2006. Regular treatment...
  • Gold registers biggest fall in 28 years 26-09-2011 03:23 PM

    London: Gold was set for its biggest three-day loss in 28 years on Monday, as investors fled commodity markets in a scramble to secure cash in the face of mounting fear over the impact of a potential Greek debt default on the rest of the euro zone. European policymakers began...
  • India's failure to prevent child labour 12-12-2010 11:55 AM

    Gujarat: CNN-IBN brings a special report from Gujarat: The moving story of two teenagers who work with toxic metal scrap at the Alang Ship-breaking Yard. 13-year old Nasir Baloch of Bhavnagar does not go to school. Instead he works to sort and transport toxic scrap metal from ships at the...