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Botswana diamond exports triple


April 12th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Gaborone (Botswana), April 12 (IANS) Botswana's diamond exports bounced back from a four-month slump in February, rising to 2.23 billion pula (nearly $306 million) or three times their level in ... Read more...

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China set to overtake US in diamond consumption


February 17th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) China is expected to overtake the US to become the world's largest diamond-consuming country in 2016, Ari Epstein, CEO of Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), said ... Read more...

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Stop diamond firm from mining in Chhattisgarh: Ajit Jogi


September 19th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Congress leader Ajit Jogi Monday expressed strong opposition to diamond trading firm, B. Vijaykumar and Company, saying the Chhattisgarh government should stop it from carrying ... Read more...

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India’s diamond markets shut over Mumbai terror attack


July 14th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Ahmedabad/Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) For the first time ever, diamond traders across India shut shop Thursday after terror struck the country's largest diamond trading hub in Mumbai.While India's largest diamond ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma inaugurates India Show in Switzerland


March 26th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by ANI
Baselworld (Switzerland), Mar 26(ANI): Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has inaugurated the India Show in Switzerland along with Swiss Home Minister Didier Burkhalter.The India Show is coordinated by the Gem ... Read more...

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Diamonds in demand, prices soar in Surat


November 18th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by ANI
Surat, Nov.18 (ANI): Increasing demand of diamonds in the international markets prompted traders in Surat to hike the prices of rough diamonds by seven to 20 percent.Diamond-trading companies have supplied new diamonds ... Read more...

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Ex-Kiwi cricketer Cairns reinventing himself as Dubai diamond dealer


August 28th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Aug.28 (ANI): Former New Zealand cricket all-rounder Chris Cairns has spent the last two years reinventing himself in the United Arab Emirates.Now, playing a social form of cricket for ... Read more...

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Vice president ends Africa tour


January 12th, 2010 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Gaborone (Botswana), Jan 12 (IANS) Indian Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari left for home after wrapping up his three-day visit to Botswana Monday night. Ansari reached Gaborone Saturday and held delegation level talks ... Read more...

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India not to be ‘prescriptive’ while giving aid, Botswana told


January 11th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra Gaborone (Botswana), Jan 11 (IANS) Indian Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari Monday wrapped up his three-day visit to Botswana Monday evening with the same message he carried to other African ... Read more...

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Ansari arrives in Botswana


January 9th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitGaborone (Botswana), Jan.9 (ANI): Vice-President Mohammmad HamidAnsari arrived in Botswana capital Gaborone this afternoon on athree-day official visit.Botswana Vice-President Mompati Merafhe and his wife receivedVice-President Ansari alongwith other dignitaries at ... Read more...

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With diamonds on mind, India’s vice president reaches Botswana


January 9th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra Gaborone, Jan 9 (IANS) On the last leg of his three-nation African tour, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari arrived in Botswana Saturday, hoping to increase direct access to the country's ... Read more...

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Ansari leaves Malawi for Botswana


January 9th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitLilongwe (Malawi), Jan.9 (ANI): Vice-President Mohammmad Hamid Ansari left Malawian capital Lilongwe this morning after completing a fruitful three-day official state visit. Malawian Vice-President Joyce Banda and senior ministers and ... Read more...

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‘Botswana’s diamonds of interest to India’


January 5th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra Lusaka, Jan 5 (IANS) Botswana's diamonds are of "direct interest" to India, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari said as he began his three-nation Africa tour Tuesday."Botswana is the world's first ... Read more...

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Inside the world’s largest diamond-sorting facility


October 7th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Clare Byrne Gaborone (Botswana), Oct 7 (DPA) Before entering the world's largest diamond sorting facility in Gaborone, you have to check your chewing gum at the door - lest you be tempted ... Read more...

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Indian diamond company comes to Botswana’s rescue


July 18th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, July 18 (IANS) Diamond Trading Co (DTC) Botswana, the sales arm of global diamond major De Beers, has appointed an Indian diamond producer as its sightholder to ensure the ... Read more...

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100 Bajrang Dal activists held during Surat shutdown


June 15th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Surat, June 15 (IANS) Police arrested nearly 100 activists of the right wing Bajrang Dal as they went around this Gujarat city trying to enforce a day-long shutdown protesting the gang rape ... Read more...

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Fire engulfs Bharat Diamond Bourse Mumbai


October 20th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) A major fire engulfed the under-construction Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in the Bandra-Kurla complex here Monday evening, according to the city fire brigade.Eight fire tenders and three water ... Read more...

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India among top diamond trading partners for Dubai in 2008


August 16th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 16 (IANS) India, along with Angola, the European Commission (EC) and China, were the top diamond trading partners for Dubai in the first six months of 2008, jointly accounting for ... Read more...

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Diamonds are forever in India-British trade


July 10th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, July 10 (IANS) Nearly 35 percent of British exports to India consist of rough diamonds - a startling fact that calls into question the quality of trade between ... Read more...

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Gujarat to boost diamond and jewellery business


February 19th, 2008 - 6:59 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Facing stiff challenges from Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu in the diamond and jewellery business, Gujarat is now evolving new strategies to retain its supremacy in the sector. The ... Read more...

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