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Fading volatility promises long period of gold stagnation

Aug 20, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON (Reuters) - Ultra-calm trading conditions in gold are becoming self-perpetuating as a persistent lack of volatility frustrates investors seeking a return, pushing them further away from a market that analysts say could be becalmed for years.Go...

India grouped with Pakistan in Asian Games hockey

Aug 20, 2014 at 18:50 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: With the forthcoming 17th Asian Games set to commence Sep 19, the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Wednesday announced the pools for both men's and women's events.Among the men, two-time winners India have been placed in Pool B alongside defe...

Did top defaulter Winsome Group divert Rs 6,500 crore loan funds abroad?

Aug 20, 2014 at 13:42 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Evidence emerging from India's second largest bank loan default raises suspicion that there was a criminal conspiracy to defraud Indian public sector banks of about Rs 6,500 crore and take most of the money out of the country or divert it ...

Lakme Fashion Week regular Masaba continues her reign as queen of prints

Aug 20, 2014 at 10:49 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: She's already a leading name in Indian fashion, with customers ranging from top Bollywood stars to teenage girls on pocket money.Yet 25-year-old Masaba Gupta best-known for her quirky cow and camera prints that adorn saris, dresses and even ...

China media: Miners arrested

Aug 19, 2014 at 23:01 | Source: BBC

The arrest of 124 suspected Chinese illegal miners in Accra, Ghana, is getting front-page coverage in China's newspapers. Ghanaian authorities introduced a ban in April on Chinese engaging in illegal gold mining in the central region of Ashanti,...

Delegation of six Indian MPs visits Australia to improve bilateral ties

Aug 19, 2014 at 09:22 | Source: FirstPost

Melbourne: Six Indian parliamentarians are on a five-day visit to Australia, aimed at further enhancing bilateral linkages and understanding between the two nations.The Members of Parliament (MPs) who arrived in Melbourne on Monday include Asaduddin ...

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...

Policies framed by the Prasar Bharati are old and incorrect, says Jawhar Sircar

Aug 18, 2014 at 15:56 | Source: FirstPost

Kolkata: Policies framed by the Prasar Bharati are "old and incorrect" and need to be reviewed,according to the public broadcaster's Chief Executive Officer, Jawhar Sircar.Sircar was referring to media reports about the All India Radio's 's...

Pope Francis urges inter-Korean reconciliation

Aug 18, 2014 at 14:02 | Source: BBC

The Pope has called for reconciliation on the Korean peninsula, on the final day of his visit to South Korea. Koreans, Pope Francis said, should reject a mindset of suspicion and confrontation and find new paths to build peace. He spoke at a Mass in ...

Meet Pappu Lekhraj, the man who supplies actors for Salman Khan to beat up onscreen

Aug 18, 2014 at 12:35 | Source: FirstPost

Pappu Lekhraj reclines in his cabin like Michael Corleone at the end of the Godfather trilogy. He is a tall, serious looking man. A thick gold chain peeks out from the neck of his ganji. In his frayed jeans and shirt, Lekhraj looks unremarkable and n...

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...

Gaza town Beit Hanoun sweeps rubble, tries to return to daily life

Aug 17, 2014 at 21:30 | Source: FirstPost

GAZA (Reuters) - It was not the wedding party venue Riyad Fayad had planned for his daughter Heba, but with his Gaza home damaged and neighbourhood in rubble, a shelter seemed like the only option.The United Nations refugee centre in a Gaza City scho...

Even I hope to receive Bharat Ratna in my lifetime, says hockey legend Balbir Singh

Aug 17, 2014 at 17:49 | Source: FirstPost

With Major Dhyan Chands name finally being nominated for the Bharat Ratna, another hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr feels going by his achievements he too deserves the countrys highest civilian award and hopes to get the recognition in his lifetime.Balb...

Premier League Preview: Van Gaal chutzpah could return Man United's lost aura

Aug 16, 2014 at 12:48 | Source: FirstPost

David Moyes' bland, gloomy, too-goody, mostly boring, cross-centric and we-will-try era at the club resulted in Manchester United's worst ever Premier League season. The football left a taste of mashed potatoes and turnips in the mouths of the fans ...

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...

Buyers lose appetite for gold

Aug 15, 2014 at 03:47 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Mumbai, Aug. 14: Gold demand in India fell 39 per cent to 204 tonnes during the second quarter of the current calendar year over the same period a year ago on expectations of prices going down, according to a World Gold Council (WGC) report. Consume...

From DD to Phantom ciggies: Twitter's favourite memories growing up in #FreeIndia

Aug 14, 2014 at 14:21 | Source: FirstPost

It seems nostalgia is the theme of the day today. On the eve of our 68th Independence day, we asked everyone (and ourselves) a simple question: Name three things that define growing up in #FreeIndia. And we were flooded with responses--most of them, ...

HCL Tech is IT's stock market star with a growth rate of 64%

Aug 14, 2014 at 13:12 | Source: Economic Times

BANGALORE: Among the big Indian IT companies, HCL Technologies has been the undisputed star of the stock markets in recent years. It's the smallest of the top five, and has tended to receive the least public attention - overshadowed by TCS' and Cogni...

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 ...

Somdev to spearhead India's campaign against Serbia in Davis Cup

Aug 13, 2014 at 18:44 | Source: FirstPost

In the absence of Leander Paes, Somdev Devvarman will be spearheading the Indian campaign in the crucial Davis Cup World Group play-off against 2013 finalists Serbia in Bangalore Sep 12-14.The All India Tennis Association (AITA) selection committee, ...

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