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Infamous Hope Diamond, acquired by French traveller Jean-Baptiste Tavernier during his India travels in the seventeenth century, was the first blue diamond to capture the Western imagination. Blue diamonds are extremely rare and only one is found annually in the mine in the Gauteng province of South Africa, which has been the most significant source of blue diamonds since the last century.

Rowling to pen new magic movie

J.K. Rowling

British author J.K. Rowling, who finished her seven-book Harry Potter series about adventures of the boy wizard in 2007, has decided to write a screenplay for a film based on a minor character in the series.

UK govt split on £3,000 visa bond

The rift within the UK coalition between Conservative and LibDem ministers over the £3,000 visa bond plan for “high-risk” visitors from six nations, including India, from November spilled into the ope

Jhumpa’s Lowland on Booker shortlist

Indian-origin Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri was on Tuesday shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize for The Lowland, as the 13-book longlist was whittled down to six books by judges.

TV presenter Rolf Harris charged with sex offences

Entertainer Rolf Harris, 83, has been charged with nine counts of indecent assault on young girls, below the age of 16, and four counts of making indecent images of a child.

UK’s NHS seeks cheap India deal?

The UK government denied Friday that British patients would be sent to India for treatment as former Labour health secretary Patricia Hewitt revealed that several National Health Service trusts are keen to do business with India.

Apollo strikes sponsorship deal with Man U

India’s Apollo Tyres on Wednesday gave boost to its new strategy to take the business global by announcing a three-year sponsorship deal with England Premier League club, Manchester United.

Guardian editor: UK govt forced us to destroy data

The British government was struggling Tuesday to defend the airport detention of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda while he was transiting through Heathrow airport, as he launched legal action against his nine-hour ordeal.

Storm in UK: Leak reporter’s friend held 9 hrs at Heathrow

Scotland Yard is facing strong criticism, with MPs and others raising questions over the detention and nine-hour questioning of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner as he was transiting via Heathrow airport on Sunday.

Troubled Panesar to leave Sussex

England spinner Monty Panesar, who was contracted with the Sussex County Cricket Club, will be leaving the club at the end of the season days after being fined by the police earlier this month for allegedly urinating on bouncers of a club in Brighton.

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