Afghan opium poppy crop: Mixed results from drugs war
Oct 22, 2014 at 05:02 | Source:
The growing of opium poppies in the Afghan provinces of Helmand and Kandahar is predicted to be down for the second year running. But a UN drugs forecast released on Monday says that poppy growing will increase elsewhere in Afghanistan. Forecasting t...
Dhanteras Gold, Silver Sales Surge up to 30 Per Cent on Lower Prices
Oct 22, 2014 at 02:00 | Source:
New Delhi: Jewellery and coin sales sparkled on Dhanteras on Tuesday with sales rising by an estimated 30 per cent from last year as customers went on a buying spree lured by lower gold and silver prices. Gold prices are ruling at Rs 27,925 per 10 ...
Warburg glitter for Kalyan Jewellers
Oct 21, 2014 at 23:42 | Source:
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Mumbai, Oct. 20: Private equity company Warburg Pincus has invested Rs 1,200 crore in Kalyan Jewellers, a Kerala-based jewellery manufacturing and distributing company, for an undisclosed stake. This is one of the largest investments by a PE fund in...
Oil CEO in sad toll of famed plane crash victims
Oct 21, 2014 at 22:00 | Source:
PARIS (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA whose silver handlebar earned him the nickname "Big Mustache," died late Monday when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, according t...
How Oscar Pistorius went from global icon to convicted jailbird
Oct 21, 2014 at 18:57 | Source:
At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon.His sprint around the 400m track was the first time in history that a double-amputee had race...
Terry Walsh resigns as India's hockey head coach over pay dispute
Oct 21, 2014 at 16:53 | Source:
New Delhi: India's chief hockey coach Terry Walsh today sprang a surprise by resigning from his post because of a "pay dispute", barely three weeks after guiding the team to a historic gold medal in the Asian Games in Incheon.The 60-year-ol...
Total SA CEO's plane crash: Driver of snowplow was drunk, say officials
Oct 21, 2014 at 14:40 | Source:
Moscow: The head of French oil giant Total SA was killed at a Moscow airport when his corporate jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.Total confirmed "with deep regret and sadness" that Chai...
The sweet flavour of tradition: mithai, chakli and other tastes of Diwali
Oct 21, 2014 at 12:20 | Source:
Never mind the chocolates and macarons or whatever is the oh-so-fancy sweet of the season. If you dont have some traditional items on your Diwali thaali, then let's face it: it's not really a Diwali thali.The sinfully-sweet and ghee-dipped laddoos to...
Para Asian Games: India wins six medals with two golds on Day 2
Oct 20, 2014 at 21:16 | Source:
India opened their gold medal account with two track and field athletes bagging the yellow metal in a haul of six medals on the second day of competitions at the Para Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.The Indians grabbed one silver and three medals al...
Gold Recovers to Rs 27775 on Festive Buying, Global Cues
Oct 20, 2014 at 18:00 | Source:
New Delhi: Gold prices recovered by Rs 75 to Rs 27,775 per 10 grams in the national capital on Monday, on the back of increased buying by jewellers and retailers amid the ongoing festive season and firming global trend. Silver also recovered by Rs 22...
MFF Diary: Top directors tell you why Bollywood scripts are terrible
Oct 20, 2014 at 11:24 | Source:
If you had to talk to anyone in Bollywood about the distressing quality of film scripts, then Vishal Bhardwaj, Sriram Raghavan, Vikramaditya Motwane, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Shridhar Raghavan would be a good set of people for this conversation. A...
Gold, Silver Declines on Sluggish Demand, Global Cues
Oct 18, 2014 at 16:00 | Source:
New Delhi: Snapping its three-day winning streak, gold prices fell Rs. 160 to Rs. 27,700 per ten gram in the national capital today owing to easing demand at prevailing higher levels amidst a weak global trend. Silver also eased by Rs. 475 to Rs. 38 ...
Netherlands museum unveils James Bond's impact on fashion
Oct 14, 2014 at 23:46 | Source:
Rotterdam (Netherlands), Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) The Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam has inaugurated an exhibition titled "The 007 design, 50 years of Bond style", which sheds light on how the British secret agent influenced art, music, technology a...
The trench coat's forgotten WW1 roots
Oct 14, 2014 at 14:02 | Source:
It is a fashion classic that has endured through the decades. But away from catwalk shows and Hollywood glamour, the trench coat's first starring role was in World War One kitting out battle-weary soldiers. From Humphrey Bogart to Audrey Hepburn...
Investigator criticises FIFA for secrecy in ethics probe
Oct 14, 2014 at 13:37 | Source:
Michael Garcia, the lead investigator into alleged corruption surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups bidding process, has criticised soccer's global governing body FIFA for not conducting its ethics investigations in an open manner.Garcia submitted...
Boney Kapoor slaps legal notice on 'Sridevi': Well played Ram Gopal Varma!
Oct 14, 2014 at 12:51 | Source:
Following a spate of disastrous films like The Attacks of 26/11 and Satya 2, Ram Gopal Varma is all set to return to silver screen with a film titled Sridevi. The first look of the film was launched recently and actress Sridevi's husband, Boney Kapoo...