111-year-old Japanese declared world's oldest man
Aug 20, 2014 at 16:53 | Source:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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, &...
Gold, Silver Recover on Global Cues, Festive Buying
Aug 12, 2014 at 16:00 | Source:
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:
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...