PLATINUM

  • Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition launched in India at Rs 84.93 lakh August 21, 2014

    Porsche's Cayenne Platinum Edition is now available for sale in India. The new edition is priced at Rs 86.50 lakh exDelhi and Rs 84.93 lakh, exMaharashtra. So what's different about the Platinum Edition? For starters, there are many standard features which include Sport Design steering wheel with paddle shifters, Porsche Steering...
  • Britain's ladies inspired by 'Game of Thrones' heroine Daenerys Targaryen May 5, 2014

    London: American fantasy drama TV series 'Game of Thrones' is back with a new season and it is apparently inspiring beauty trends. The first episode of the fourth season of the show went on air April 7 and, according to amazon.co.uk, Britain is becoming a nation of platinum blonde, strongbrowed women...
  • Tendulkar, Gavaskar, Hadlee to grace KSCA function August 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The two legends of Indian cricket Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar will be attending the grand finale of Karnataka State Cricket Association's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations here at Chinnaswamy Stadium on August 17. "The gala awards night will see likes of Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, my favorite Kapil Dev, Bishan Singh...
  • Government hikes import tax on gold and platinum January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Monday hiked import duty on gold and platinum to six per cent from four per cent with immediate effect. The decision came from the government as the rising import of gold was hurting country's balance of trade and foreign exchange. Following the move, the gold price...
  • US kills idea of $1 trillion platinum coins January 14, 2013

    Washington: So much for the $1 trillion platinum coin idea. The US Treasury Department said on Saturday it will not produce platinum coins as a way of generating $1 trillion in revenue and avoiding a battle in Congress over raising the US debt ceiling. The idea of creating $1 trillion by...
  • Budget 2012: Gold, platinum to cost more March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Gold and platinum will be costlier as the government has proposed doubling the import duty on these precious metals. The basic duty on gold ore, concentrate and dore bars for refining has also been double to 2 per cent. "I propose to increase basic customs duty on standard gold...
  • Platinum Jubilee for temple entry proclamation November 11, 2011

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The platinum jubilee celebrations of the temple entry proclamation organised by the Hindu Aikyavedi will be inaugurated by Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma on November 12 at the Ananthasayanam Kalyana Mandapam here. Following that, Kanchi Kamakodi seer Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathy will inaugurate the State Hindu Representative meeting, which will give...
  • AI comes up with new scheme at competitive rates September 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Air India on Wednesday announced the extension of its short term promotion scheme, Silver and Platinum Pass aimed at providing air travel at competitive and affordable rates. The Silver and Platinum Pass being offered in two variants for unlimited travel in economy and executive class on the domestic sectors...
  • Toxic ship gets clean chit from Environment Ministry October 24, 2009

    New Delhi: A Ministry of Environment and Forests report has given a clean chit to a US ship Platinum II anchored at Alang port for scrapping. Although environmentalists allege the ship contains 200 tonnes of toxic asbestos, the Environment Ministry report says no toxic material has been found...
  • Watch: Central team to probe into toxic ship in Gujarat October 20, 2009

    A Central team has started looking into allegations whether the controversial US Ship Platinum II 2 anchored off the Alang coast in Gujarat is carrying toxic materials. This even as reports are suggesting that radioactive material is now leaking from the ship. ...
  • 'Toxic ship' anchored off Gujarat coast leaking October 19, 2009

    New Delhi: A US ship allegedly carrying toxic material has developed cracks in its hull and water has begun to enter the vessel off the coast of Gujarat. Platinum II is anchored off the Saurashtra coast waiting for clearance to beach at Alang, the shipbreaking centre in Bhavnagar district. Platinum II, a...
  • US ship at Alang poses toxic threat to India October 17, 2009

    New Delhi: The Alang shipbreaking yard in Gujarat is in the thick of controversy again. A US ship, Platinum II, allegedly loaded with highly dangerous toxic waste has been permitted to dock off the Alang coast before it is to be broken down for scrap. This has caused environmentalists to...
  • Asha Bhonsle's precious mettle, a spanking new album October 2, 2008

    Mumbai: Celebrated Bollywood Diva Asha Bhonsle chose International Music Day to talk about her latest album The Precious Platinum Collection. The septuagenarian singer with the lilting and melodious voice also spoke about her connection with international audiences and what makes her ageless. She's ruled over Bollywood music for over five decades...
  • Gold, platinum strike 8month low on surging dollar August 12, 2008

    New Delhi: Gold, platinum and silver have plunged to their lowest in more than seven months. The commodities have plunged on concerns of global economic slowdown impacting the demand for raw material. Gold's appeal as an investment option took a major hit on Tuesday. The prices of Gold plunged by over...
  • Platinum, silver lose colour, turn black, blue February 4, 2008

    Washington: Using the technique of intense laser light, optical scientists at the University of Rochester in US have been able to change the colour of some metals to create variations like gold aluminum, black platinum and blue silver. What this technique originally does is that it alters the properties of a...
  • Gold hits record above $910; platinum, silver surge January 14, 2008

    London: Gold surged to a historic high above $910 an ounce, as investors rushed in to buy the metal on further weakness in the dollar and expectations of a sharp cut in US interest rates, analysts said. The gold rally also prompted buyers to snap up other precious metals, with platinum...
  • Saluting diversity, IMA celebrates its platinum jubilee December 10, 2007

    Dehradoon: The Indian Military Academy is celebrating its platinum jubilee this year and the parade this year was symbolic of the changes that have swept through the academy in the last 75 years. It's a passing out parade that marks the culmination of two years of sweat and discipline...
  • Diamond encrusted skull worth $98M June 2, 2007

    London: British artist Damien Hirst, whose works infuriate and inspire in equal measure, did it again on Friday with a diamondencrusted platinum cast of a human skull priced at a cool $98 million. The skull, cast from a 35yearold 18thcentury European male, is coated with 8,601 diamonds, including a large pink...
  • Prez to review IAFs air skills March 6, 2007

    Chandigarh: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is celebrating its 75 years or its platinum jubilee on Wednesday (March 7), which means that the might of the Indian Air Force will be on full display. It will be a historic occasion for the IAF, and who better than the Supreme Commander of...
  • Abhishek joins the Platinum Club November 7, 2006

    New Delhi: Abhishek Bachchan will be the first member of the 'Platinum Club', a premium service aimed at the rapidly growing affluent consumer segment in India that American Express launched on Tuesday. Bachchan will also endorse the offering through an extensive marketing campaign with the theme "Membership Changes Everything". Members of...
  • IAF celebrates 74 yrs of flying high October 8, 2006

    New Delhi: As the Indian Air Force (IAF) entered its 75th on Sunday, the entire range of the IAF's potential were on display at the Hindon airbase near Ghaziabad. Chief of Air Staff SP Tyagi parajumped his way to take the salute at Hindon. Other highlight of the day was...