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  • Burning of used tyres a bane of Okara residents

    OKARA: Burning of used tyres as fuel at brick kilns and absence of treatment plants in industrial units is causing environment pollution in the district, while the officials responsible for checking these illegal practices are not bothered...

    As old tyres are considered a low-cost fuel, these are illegally used in brick kilns, small manufacturing units, barbers’ saloons (for heating water in winter) etc, contributing to air pollution...

  • Tubeless tyres for motorcycles

    KARACHI: General Tyre and Rubber Company Limited (GTR) has introduced tubeless motorcycle tyres for the first time in Pakistan...

    GTR said some of the advantages of tubeless tyres are its easy maintenance, longer life and safe driving at night with family as there are remote chances of puncture and slow air loss in case of puncture...

  • World’s biggest uncut diamond sells for $53m

    LONDON: British jeweller Graff said on Tuesday it has purchased the world’s largest uncut diamond — roughly the size of a tennis ball — for $53 million (44...

    Canadian miner Lucara Diamond sold to Graff the 1,109-carat gem, the Lesedi La Rona, which was found in Botswana’s Karowe mine in late 2015...

  • World’s largest pink diamond expected to fetch $30m

    LONDON: ‘The Pink Raj’, an intense pink diamond described by experts as the world’s largest, is expected to fetch up to $30 million when it is auctioned in Geneva next month...

    It is a cushion modified diamond, with a lot of brilliance, a lot of facets, when you move it around and sort of have it on your finger,” Sotheby’s senior jewellery specialist Daniela Mascetti told Reuters...

  • 100-carat diamond sells for $22.1m at NY auction

    NEW YORK: An eye-popping, 100-carat diamond, the highlight of a magnificent jewels sale in New York on Tuesday, sold for $22...

    The perfect classic emerald-cut D colour diamond, which is about the size of a walnut and was mined by De Beers in southern Africa, was purchased by an anonymous buyer via a telephone bid...

  • NON-FICTION: BLOOD DIAMOND

    The world’s most infamous little diamond — only the 90th largest in the world — glimmers along a bloody trail from throne to armband, (briefly) a humble paperweight, from brooch to crown, smuggled and secreted, carelessly misplaced or locked away, looted, gifted, exhibited, mocked, cut and, even today, sought by several claimants...

    William Dalrymple and Anita Anand trace the Kohinoor diamond’s journey over the centuries in an...

  • India’s ‘Diamond City’ finds ways to keep its sparkle

    BANGKOK: With a booming trade in diamond cutting and textile manufacturing, the port city of Surat in India’s western state of Gujarat is a melting pot for migrants from across the country seeking work and business opportunities...

    In his early 30s, the Mumbai native moved to the “Diamond City”, as Surat is known locally because it handles 90 per cent of the world’s rough diamond cutting and polishing...

  • Rare 25-carat pink diamond found among Imelda Marcos collection

    MANILA: A rare 25-carat, barrel-shaped pink diamond has been found among the jewellery collection of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, Christie’s said on on Tuesday after the government asked the auction house to appraise her collection of rare stones...

    “We found an old briolette-cut diamond, which is 25 carats...

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