precious metals

Woman’s presence holds up temple treasure assessment


September 20th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) The presence of a woman in a team appointed to take stock of the precious items in a vault of the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here ... Read more...

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Goa iron ore scam may have a golden lining: Congress spokesman


September 13th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 13 (IANS) A Congress leader in Goa has added a fresh twist to the state's illegal mining saga.Party spokesperson Jitendra Deshprabhu Thursday demanded that the central government should ... Read more...

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New oxide can help slash diesel pollution


August 19th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Researchers have identified a material that can slash pollution levels caused by diesel-powered vehicles by up to 45 percent.The material, from a family of minerals called ... Read more...

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Mexican town takes on world’s richest man


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Puebla (Mexico), July 23 (IANS/EFE) A peasant town in central Mexico has declared war on the world's richest man, Carlos Slim, to prevent him from operating a gold and silver ... Read more...

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India’s import of precious metals down 37 percent in Q1


July 17th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) India's import of precious metals in the quarter ended June 30, 2012 registered a 37 percent decline in rupee terms, compared with the like period a ... Read more...

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E-goods gobble up gold, silver


July 8th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Personal computers, mobile phones, tablet computers and other electronic items gobble up a staggering 320 tonnes of gold and 7,500 tonnes of silver worldwide, experts say.Manufacturing ... Read more...

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Stocktaking of Kerala temple treasure begins


July 5th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 5 (IANS) Two committees appointed by the Supreme Court Thursday started taking stock and estimating the value of the jewels, gems and precious metals kept inside one of ... Read more...

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World’s oldest meteor impact crater discovered


July 1st, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) The world's oldest meteorite crater - a giant impact zone more than 100 km wide - has been found in Greenland, scientists say.Researchers think it was ... Read more...

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Private firm plans to mine asteroids for rare metals


April 25th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Planetary Resources Inc. will mine near-earth asteroids (NEAs) for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals, the company said in a statement.First private deep-space ... Read more...

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Gold to cost more as budget proposes to increase customs duty


March 16th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Gold is set to cost more from April 1, 2012 with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposing to raise import duty on standard gold ... Read more...

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Russia to sell silver, diamonds worth over $300 mn


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia plans to sell silver worth about six billion rubles (around $201 million) and diamonds worth 5.4 billion rubles (around $181 million) in 2012, a ... Read more...

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British shipwreck containing $3 bn treasure found (Lead, changing dateline)


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) A treasure hunter claims to have located the wreck of a bombed British merchant ship containing platinum bars worth $3 billion, media reports said.If the theory ... Read more...

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Treasure hunter finds $3bn-worth platinum in shipwreck


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A US treasure hunter has announced a record find of Soviet platinum in a sunken World War II era shipwreck, BBC reported Thursday.The wreck - ... Read more...

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India’s exports rose 33.2 percent in Apr-Nov


December 9th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) India's exports rose by 33.2 percent to $192.7 billion in the first eight months of 2011-12 while imports during the same period increased to $309.5 ... Read more...

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Diwali glitter in Mumbai despite inflation!


October 24th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) In the run-up to Diwali, the shopping mood in India's financial capital is upbeat despite the spiralling cost of living. Garments, furnishings and high value consumer ... Read more...

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In Meghalaya, celebrating Durga Puja differently


October 5th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nartiang (Meghalaya), Oct 5 (IANS) As millions across India thronged Durga Puja marquees on the penultimate day of the festival Wednesday, so did the Jaintias, an indigenous tribe of Meghalaya ... Read more...

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After Goa’s illegal iron ore mining, is gold mining next?


October 5th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) Goa's illegal iron ore mining may have made headlines in recent times, but several prospectors, including Vedanta Resources owned Sesa Goa, over the last two decades, ... Read more...

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Tunisian ex-president’s daughter awarded jail term


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:47 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Oct 2 (IANS) The daughter of Tunisia's ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced in absentia to two years in prison and fined by a court ... Read more...

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A Nano car worth Rs.22 crore


September 19th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Tata Group Monday unveiled a Nano car - made with gold and silver, and studded with precious stones - worth an astronomical over Rs.22 crore. But, ... Read more...

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Kerala temple could well be the richest in country


July 2nd, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 2 (IANS) The Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala could well be the richest in the country as unofficial estimates Saturday, the sixth day of preparing an inventory of ... Read more...

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Stolen antique idols seized, five held


May 21st, 2011 - 1:54 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) Five people were arrested for allegedly stealing four antique idols valued at Rs.1 crore from a place of worship in Karnataka's Chikamagalur district, a senior police ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja inaugurates Kazakh art exhibition


May 11th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Union Minister of Culture Kumari Selja inaugurated an exhibition of artifacts and paintings from Kazakhstan here Wednesday.Part of 'Days of Culture of Kazakhstan' festival at ... Read more...

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Cheer for buyers as gold prices dip on Akshaya Tritiya (Roundup)


May 6th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Buyers in India were greeted by a pleasant surprise Friday as prices of gold that had been rising steadily in the past, fell by around ... Read more...

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Gold prices dip an added draw to Akshaya Tritiya buyers (Lead)


May 6th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Friday saw gold rush in Delhi, with buyers thronging jewellery shops after prices of the precious metal dipped by around Rs.500 per 10 gm, ... Read more...

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Slip in gold prices an added incentive to buyers this Akshaya Tritiya


May 6th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) There was a huge rush for gold Friday, with buyers thronging jewellery shops after prices of the precious metal dipped by around Rs.500 per 10 ... Read more...

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China enacts new laws to reduce capital crimes, address smoking ban, food security


April 30th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 30 (ANI): China's newly revised Criminal Law has reduced the number of crimes punishable by death and addresses issues such as a new smoking ban and food security.According to the ... Read more...

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Africa woos Indian investors with huge natural resources


April 5th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) African nations want to shrug off the least developed nation tags and are showcasing their vast resources, be it land, oil or minerals to woo ... Read more...

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Geologists discover 10.6 billion dollar worth rare earth deposit in eastern China


March 31st, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 31 (ANI): Geologists have reportedly discovered a huge rare earth deposit containing over 70 tonnes of scandium in east China's Zhejiang Province.Scandium is one of 17 rare earth metals ... Read more...

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China drops death penalty for 13 economic crimes


February 26th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Feb 26 (IANS) China has dropped the death penalty for more than a dozen non-violent, economic crimes for offenders over the age of 75.The 13 economic offences will be removed from ... Read more...

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China exempts 13 crimes from death penalty punishment


February 25th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- The Chinese Government on Friday exempted 13 crimes from death penalty punishment, leaving the number of crimes punishable by death at 55, the state-run Xinhua news agency ... Read more...

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Scientists create jewel-toned organic phosphorescent crystals


February 15th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers have created a new class of material that shines with phosphorescence, which they say could lead to cheaper, more efficient and flexible display screens, ... Read more...

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Treasure hunters eye underwater cultural heritage in Mexico


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 3 (IANS/EFE) Hundreds of sunken boats and thousands of other items lying hidden in the ocean, rivers, lakes, and cave pools, which make up part of Mexico's cultural heritage ... Read more...

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China to set up rare earths trade body


December 30th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 30 (IANS) China plans to set up an industry association and a government unit for the rare earths industry to gain more control over the precious metals, a media report ... Read more...

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UAE Hotel erects $11m Christmas tree


December 17th, 2010 - 2:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dubai, Dec 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is often said that everything in the United Arab Emirates is big. That might be very true because a hotel in the Arab state has ... Read more...

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Study says ‘alien’ bombardment brought gold to Earth


December 10th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new research has suggested that massive planetoids which crashed into the Earth late in its formation some 4.5 billion years ago might have brought gold and other ... Read more...

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