Kerala gold smuggling case: Swapna releases audio tapes of chat with CM Vijayan’s ‘mediator’

India pti-PTI | Updated: Saturday, June 11, 2022, 0:04 [IST] Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 10: Swapna Suresh, a key accused in the gold smuggling diplomatic baggage case, on Friday released audio clips of her purported conversation with a man, who according to her is connected with the powerful people in the government, to “substantiate” her claim he … Read more

‘From Russia with love’: A ally Putin’s gold and plays favorites in Sudan

In a gold-rich area 200 miles north of the Sudanese capital, a mysterious foreign operator dominates the business. Locals call it “the Russian Company” — a tightly guarded plant that processes mounds of dusty ore into bars of semi-refined gold. “The Russians pay the best,” said Ammar al-Amir, a miner and community leader in al-Ibediyya, … Read more

Understanding the history, consumption trends, and health impact of edible gold

Gold! Gold! Gold!” exclaims Chef Sanjeev Kapoor as he talks to about people’s love and curiosity for the metal, not just as jewellery but even as food. It is well-known that gold occupies an important place in our society and culture, and is used to make a variety of significant and prized possessions including … Read more

Why gold prices have cooled just before Akshaya Tritiya

It’s believed that Akshaya Tritiya – which is on May 3 this year – is so auspicious that the valuables you buy on the day would remain ‘Akshaya’ – indestructible or inexhaustible – in value. This unbeatable idea makes Indians buy gold in massive amounts on the day. And the prices of India’s favorite precious … Read more

Explained: This Akshaya Tritiya, will the gold sale surpass the 2019 levels

India oi-Vicky Nanjappa | Published: Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 10:21 [IST] Gold prices are ruling over Rs 52,000 per 10 gram on MCX, while in the international markets it is traded at USD 1,897 per ounce. New Delhi, May 03: With the economic activities growing gradually after two years of COVID-related disruptions, jewellers are upbeat … Read more

Behind gold medal at Junior World Championship, lifter Harshada’s story of grit & a 50-kg rice sack

HARSHADA GARUD recalls the buzz that day when as a 12-year-old, she casually walked up to a 50-kg rice sack, lifted it on her back and coolly set it down, dusting off her palms, ready for the next one. She was in Class 8, and had seen her father struggling to lug the sacks into … Read more

Ukraine says Russia looted ancient gold artifacts from museum

The heist started when a mysterious man in a white lab coat showed up at the museum. A squad of Russian soldiers stood behind him, with guns, watching eagerly. Using long tweezers and special gloves, the man in the white coat carefully extracted scores of special gold artifacts more than 2,300 years old from cardboard … Read more