blue diamond

Nepal to mourn Mumbai, Norway attack victims


August 3rd, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 3 (IANS) Exactly a month after three synchronised explosions in India's business capital Mumbai claimed 24 lives, the dead as well as the nearly 150 people injured will ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Nepal gay MP dubs Azad sociopath


July 6th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 6 (IANS) The outrage triggered by Indian Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's statement that homosexuality was "unnatural" spread outside India with the founder of the gay rights movement ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Nepal lesbian wedding inspires Bengal, Kerala


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 22 (IANS) The first public lesbian wedding in Nepal, held this week under the aegis of the republic's gay rights icon Sunil Babu Pant, has inspired the gay ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

New law threatens Nepal as gay rights haven


June 10th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 10 (IANS) Almost three years after Nepal became the first country in South Asia where the apex court recognised same sex marriages, the nascent republic's strong gay rights ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gandhi will remain an inspiration: Nepal’s gay icon (Lead)


April 8th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 8 (IANS) Nepal's only openly gay public figure, who became an icon for South Asia's sexual minorities with his crusade for gay rights, says the sexual orientation of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nepal’s gay icon champions Gandhi in book row


April 8th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 8 (IANS) Nepal's only openly gay public figure, who became an icon for South Asia's sexual minorities with his crusade for gay rights, has now thrown his support ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Paris Hilton, Cy Waits spotted shopping for engagement rings


February 20th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 20 (ANI): It looks like Paris Hilton and beau Cy Waits are planning to get married.The two were spotted shopping for engagement rings yesterday at Jacob and Co., ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Uncommon Pink Diamond Auctioned For An Unparalleled Price Of Just Above $46 Million


November 17th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): An infrequent pink diamond of 24.78-carat has been vended for a world-record price tag of slightly more than $46 million at an auction organized by ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Gay rights movement celebrates decade in Nepal


September 12th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 12 (IANS) The only country in South Asia to recognise same sex marriages, Nepal Sunday celebrates a decade of the gay rights movement pioneered by a single group ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US firm unveils Rs.50-crore water heater plant in India


June 30th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 30 (IANS) America's leading commercial water heater manufacturer A.O. Smith Corporation Wednesday unveiled its first production facility in India at Harohalli near Bangalore, with an upfront investment of Rs.50 crore. "The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Jewellery auction market shows signs of recovery


April 15th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The jewellery auction market that slumped under the impact of financial meltdown is showing signs of recouping with increasingly discerning and confident buyers bidding for jewellery. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Blue diamond fetches 4.2 mn pounds in auction


April 8th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS) A flawless pear-shaped blue diamond has been auctioned for over four million pounds in Hong Kong, a media report said Thursday. The diamond, which was originally from De Beers ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nepal’s transgenders make a political mark (Feature with images)


March 7th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 7 (IANS) Bhumika Shrestha, who became the first Miss Pink Nepal, is an icon of the transgender community. And she is also its first member to take the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Diamond is a nanowire’s best friend!


February 17th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A team of engineers and applied physicists has sculpted a novel nanowire from diamond crystal and shown that the wire can act as a source of single photons. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Russian centre in Nepal stops screening gay film


February 16th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 16 (IANS) Nepal's sexual minorities are stung by the refusal of the Russian Cultural Centre in Kathmandu, run by the Russian government, to screen a documentary on gay ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Miss Gay Nepal now eyes the world (With Images)


September 27th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 27 (IANS) They became the first sexual minority in South Asia to wrest the right to same-sex marriage and have a say in the new constitution. Now ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

A Rare Blue Diamond Fetches a Record Price


May 14th, 2009 - 12:33 am ICT by GD
A rare, flawless and a vividly blue diamond that weighed approximately 7.03 carats was sold on 12th May at a record 10.5 million Swiss francs(around 6.2 million pounds). According to the Sotheby's ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

World record set for blue diamond at Swiss auction


May 13th, 2009 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 13 (DPA) A rare blue diamond fetched a world record 9.3 million Swiss francs ($8.4 million) at an auction by Sotheby's in Geneva Tuesday. The cut and polished gem weighing 7.03 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nepal becoming haven for persecuted lesbians


April 22nd, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) Sunil Babu Pant, Nepal's first openly gay MP who is also the founding president of the country's first gay rights organisation, the Blue Diamond Society (BDS), ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A unique diamond auction


April 21st, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
On Monday,the Sotheby's New York previewed the vivid blue diamond, slightly smaller than a dime and shaped like a cushion. The unique and the rare diamond which is 7.03-carat blue diamond, expected ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

First transgender choir strikes gay rights chord in Nepal


February 3rd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 3 (IANS) Bhakti Shah faces an uphill struggle to get her job back a year after Nepal's army sacked the physical training instructor for being involved in a lesbian relationship ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

American gay icon trust to honour Nepal MP


January 19th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 19 (IANS) Fourteen years after the death of noted American gay rights activist Paul Monette, his memory lives on through his writing and his battle against homophobia, which has been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rare blue royal diamond sets all time auction record of PS16.3m


December 11th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 11 (ANI): A rare blue grey diamond bearing 300 years of royal history and weighing 35.56 carat diamond has set a world record after fetching 16.3 million pounds at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rare blue diamond expected to fetch PS9 million at auction


December 7th, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 7 (ANI): A rare blue diamond bearing a royal background for 300 years and weighing a staggering 35.56 carats is estimated to fetch 9 million pounds at an auction.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New evidence confirms Hope Diamond is long-lost gem looted from Louis XVI


November 29th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): With the discovery of a lump of lead, a mineralogist has proved that the Hope Diamond, a star exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, is the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

World record set for sapphire at Christie’s auction


November 22nd, 2008 - 1:43 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Nov 22 (DPA) A world record was set when a 42-carat sapphire sold for $3.5 million at a Christie's auction, a spokeswoman said Friday.The precious stone auction, which took place the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Historic blue diamond from India may fetch PS10m at Christies


November 3rd, 2008 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): A rare blue-grey diamond, which traces its history to India, and had been given to the girl in one of the most famous paintings in Western art, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Nepal gets its first gay lawmaker


May 1st, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, May 1 (IANS) A 35-year-old gay rights activist, who last year won an award considered the Gay Nobel, has become Nepal's first homosexual lawmaker, marking a social revolution in the traditional ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

A Chennai landmark disappears - and with it a bit of city’s history


April 21st, 2008 - 11:17 am ICT by admin
(Letter from Chennai) By T.S.V. Hari Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Woodlands Drive-in Restaurant, a landmark of the southern metropolis known for its proximity to the US consulate and the arterial Anna Salai, has ceased ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘One Two Three’: a comedy with an edge


March 24th, 2008 - 10:01 am ICT by admin
(Preview)New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Writer-turned-director Ashwani Dheer takes a plunge into filmmaking with "One Two Three", a comic caper revolving around diamond theft that releases Friday. Dheer has roped in some ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Anti-gay bias evicts dying AIDS patients in Nepal


March 21st, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 21 (IANS) Twelve men diagnosed with AIDS, four of whom are terminally ill and unable to walk, were thrown out and the AIDS hospice and care centre run ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Gudiya’ strikes blow for gay rights in Nepal polls


March 20th, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by admin
(Feature) By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 20 (IANS) With the crucial election in Nepal three weeks away, eunuch Rajjab Ali's day starts early. With practiced expertise, he drapes himself in a maroon sari with ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Heres why the deep-blue Hope Diamond glows red like a fiery coal


January 9th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 9 (ANI): An expert at the United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has unearthed the reason why the deep blue Hope Diamond exhibits a red glow for several seconds, and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Subscribe