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111-year-old Japanese declared world's oldest man

Aug 20, 2014 at 16:53 | Source: FirstPost

Tokyo: Sakari Momoi, a 111-year-old Japanese citizen, onWednesday was officially recognised as the oldest man in the world by the Guinness World Records award committee in Tokyo.Momoi bags the title after the death of the previous record holder,US ci...

Gold Extends Losses on Subdued Demand, Weak Global Cues

Aug 20, 2014 at 16:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

New Delhi: Continuing its losing streak for the fifth straight session, gold lost Rs 50 to close at Rs 28,500 per 10 grams in the national capital today on easing demand from jewellers and retailers amid weak global cues. Silver also lacked necessary...

BHP Billiton to create new metals and mining company

Aug 19, 2014 at 19:02 | Source: BBC

BHP Billiton plans to spin-off some of its assets into a new $14bn (£8.4bn) metals and mining company in order to simplify its operations. The world's biggest mining firm also posted a rise in annual profits of 23% to $14bn, missing analysts�...

Japan to field first ever female captain for Asian Games in South Korea

Aug 19, 2014 at 09:32 | Source: FirstPost

Japan named weightlifter Hiromi Miyake as team captain and archer Kaori Kawanaka as flag bearer for next month's Asian Games in South Korea, the first time the country has selected women for both roles.The duo will lead Japan's team of 716 athletes f...

Steeplechaser Lalita Babbar set for Asian Games with gold

Aug 18, 2014 at 20:36 | Source: FirstPost

Lalita Babbar of Maharashtra kept enough strength for a late burst as she pipped 2010 Asian Games gold medallist Sudha Singh to second spot and virtually sealed a place in the Indian team for next month's Asiad on the third and penultimate day of the...

Gold Falls by Rs 100 on Weak Global Cues, Sluggish Demand

Aug 18, 2014 at 15:39 | Source: NDTV Profit

New Delhi: Gold prices fell by Rs 100 to Rs 28,600 per 10 grams in the national capital today after it declined in global markets on easing tensions over Ukraine amid subdued demand from jewellers and retailers. Silver followed suit and lost Rs 645 a...

Gold Declines for Second Day as Palladium Reaches 13-Year High

Aug 18, 2014 at 11:44 | Source: Bloomberg

Gold decreased for a second day as the outlook for an improving U.S. economy outweighed tension in Ukraine. Silver fell to a two-month low, while palladium retreated from the highest level in more than 13 years. Gold for immediate delivery lost as mu...

Silver pricing moves into digital domain

Aug 18, 2014 at 04:52 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

London, Aug. 17: Computers have fixed prices in most financial markets for more than a decade, but last week silver finally yielded to the digital age when the benchmark value of the precious metal was set electronically for the first time in its 11...

Rajasthan's Kheta Ram breaks 5000m meet record to qualify for Asian Games

Aug 17, 2014 at 17:42 | Source: FirstPost

Rajasthan Kheta Ram virtually earned a ticket for Incheon Asian Games as he won the mens 5000m race with a meet record on the opening day of the 18th Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships in Patiala on Saturday.Kheta Ram clocked a cr...

Gold Declines by Rs 100 to Rs 28700 on Weak Global Cues

Aug 16, 2014 at 16:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

New Delhi: Gold prices fell further by Rs 100 to Rs 28,700 per 10 grams in the national capital on Saturday, largely in tandem with a weak global trend amid subdued demand from jewellers. Silver also dropped by Rs 425 to Rs 43,525 per kg on reduced&a...

India win chess Olympiad bronze, individual gold and silver

Aug 15, 2014 at 12:14 | Source: FirstPost

On a day when China annexed the Olympiad chess gold medal, India captured the bronze crushing Uzbekistan 3.5-0.5. Woman Grandmaster (WGM) Padmini Rout won the gold medal on the fifth board while Grandmaster (GM) K. Sasikiran took home the silver meda...

Gold, Silver Import Tariff Value Hiked

Aug 14, 2014 at 22:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

New Delhi: The government on Thursday hiked the import tariff value on gold and silver to $426 per 10 grams and $650 per kg, respectively, taking cues from firm global prices. For the first fortnight of this month, the tariff value on imported gold ...

Bollywood Insider: Why B-town stars like Ajay, Aamir say no to award shows

Aug 14, 2014 at 11:58 | Source: FirstPost

The season of popular awards has come and gone this year and we, along with him, can heave a collective sigh of relief. Time after time, we see the same stars dancing and walking away with awards. It's hard to tell one award function apart from anoth...

Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar opts out of Asian Games and World C'ship

Aug 14, 2014 at 08:49 | Source: FirstPost

His eyes firmly trained on the 2016 Rio Games, two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar will skip the upcoming World Championship as well as the Asian Games slated to be held next month, as he now wants to win a gold in the biggest sporting event.The ...

After CWG disappointment, Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar eyes Asiad high

Aug 13, 2014 at 18:23 | Source: FirstPost

London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar, undergoing treatment for a neck injury, is desperate to avoid a race against time ahead of the World Championships and Asiad, stage where he would look to make amends for his shocking exit at Glasgow Comm...

Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89

Aug 13, 2014 at 14:01 | Source: IBNLive

New York: Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen. A fashion model and bit-part New York actress before moving to Hollywood at 19, Bacall achieved immediate fame in 1944 with one scene in her first film, &...

Zest: Tata Motors launches new compact sedan at a starting price of Rs 4.64 lakhs

Aug 12, 2014 at 20:12 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Tata Motors on Tuesday launched a passenger car, its first new offering in four years, in a bid to regain market share and plug losses in its domestic business. The car, called Zest, is a compact sedan built on a new platform and, in a dep...

Gold, Silver Recover on Global Cues, Festive Buying

Aug 12, 2014 at 16:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

New Delhi: After two days of losses, gold prices recovered by Rs 25 to Rs 28,750 per 10 grams in the national capital today on the back of buying by jewelers for the festive season amidst a firming global trend. Silver also rebounded by Rs 275 to Rs ...

Indian archers prepare for Asian Games by winning gold at World Cup

Aug 11, 2014 at 08:26 | Source: FirstPost

There was mixed news for the Indian archery contingent at the World Cup stage 4 with the women's recurve team clinching gold while the men's recurve team settled for silver in Wroclaw (Poland) on Sunday.India beat Mexico 6-0 without surrendering a si...

Stronger India-US defence ties are essential for peace around globe: Chuck Hagel

Aug 09, 2014 at 20:01 | Source: IBNLive

New Delhi: US defence secretary Chuck Hagel welcomed the Indian government's decision to raise the FDI cap in defence sector. Speaking at the Silver Jubilee function of the Observer's Research Foundation (ORF), Hagel said that increas...

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