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Two mega diamonds unearthed in Botswana within weeks. What’s behind sudden rush?

  • The 1,174-carat diamond is the third gem-quality stone of over 1,000 carats unearthed from the same mining location, Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana.
Lucara Diamond Botswana managing director shows Botswana President a 1,174-carat diamond in Gaborone.(AFP)
Lucara Diamond Botswana managing director shows Botswana President a 1,174-carat diamond in Gaborone.(AFP)
Published on Jul 10, 2021 04:45 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

World's third largest 1,098 carat diamond unearthed in Botswana

It is the third largest in the world, behind the 3,106 carat Cullinan stone recovered in South Africa in 1905.
A 1,098 carat diamond, discovered in Botswana and believed to be the third largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined, is seen in this undated handout picture received June 16, 2021. (via REUTERS)
A 1,098 carat diamond, discovered in Botswana and believed to be the third largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined, is seen in this undated handout picture received June 16, 2021. (via REUTERS)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 03:53 PM IST
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Diamond believed to be world's third-largest unearthed in Botswana

  • The 1,098-carat diamond was shown to Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Wednesday, two weeks after the diamond firm Debswana discovered it.
A 1,098-carat diamond believed to be the third-largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined has been discovered in Botswana.(via Reuters)
A 1,098-carat diamond believed to be the third-largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined has been discovered in Botswana.(via Reuters)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 02:50 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Botswana probes deaths of two people who took AstraZeneca Covid-19 shot

  • India donated 30,000 doses of the vaccine that were manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, and Botswana bought 33,000 doses that were made in South Korea. The two people who died had taken the shots made in India.
Botswana has so far administered about 31,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, the only vaccine it has started rolling out. (Photo by Monirul BHUIYAN / AFP)(AFP)
Botswana has so far administered about 31,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, the only vaccine it has started rolling out. (Photo by Monirul BHUIYAN / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 10:03 PM IST
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UAE fast bowler Aaron William Benjamin looks to emulate India’s T. Natarajan, as the best left arm pacer in the Middle East

The young pacer represented the Botswana Under 15 team in a 4-match series with Namibia.
Aaron William Benjamin
Aaron William Benjamin
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 06:12 PM IST
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Diamond mines overflow as virus hits global sales

Now, as the coronavirus restrictions that froze the global industry for months begin to lift, the unsold diamonds present a dilemma: how to reduce billions of dollars’ worth of stocks without undermining the nascent recovery.
The five biggest producers are probably sitting on excess inventories worth about $3.5 billion.
The five biggest producers are probably sitting on excess inventories worth about $3.5 billion.
Published on Jun 08, 2020 04:33 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Bloomberg

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and baby Archie head to South Africa for official visit

The tour will begin with an education workshop in one of Cape Town’s townships -- areas crippled by gang violence that sit just miles from the city’s stunning beaches and rolling vineyards.
Prince Harry, Meghan and their son will touch down in the coastal city of Cape Town for the first leg of their 10-day southern Africa trip.(AFP File)
Prince Harry, Meghan and their son will touch down in the coastal city of Cape Town for the first leg of their 10-day southern Africa trip.(AFP File)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 09:16 AM IST
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Johannesburg | By Agence France-Presse

Festival to showcase classical-inspired contemporary Indian dance

Tribhangi Dance Theatre has over the years specialised in a unique combination of Indian, contemporary, African and Afro fusion dance forms that have found audiences in several countries.
Internationally renowned South African Indian dance company Tribhangi Dance Theatre will mark its 30th anniversary.(Unsplash)
Internationally renowned South African Indian dance company Tribhangi Dance Theatre will mark its 30th anniversary.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 04:47 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Johannesburg

India continue good run at Thailand Open boxing

Bhagyabati, who won a gold at the India Open earlier this year, defeated Vietnam’s Nguyen Huong 5-0 to make the medal rounds.
Representative Image.(Twitter)
Representative Image.(Twitter)
Updated on Jul 23, 2019 05:56 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Union min Prabhu aspires to make Africa most developed region in the world

Commerce and Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu‘s statement came while addressing business leaders from South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Madagascar, Ghana and Nigeria through a video conference.
Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu assured African leaders of India’s commitment towards fostering development in the region along with easing means of conducting trade and business for the Indian diaspora in African nations.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu assured African leaders of India’s commitment towards fostering development in the region along with easing means of conducting trade and business for the Indian diaspora in African nations.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Published on May 09, 2019 02:51 PM IST
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Where elephants have right of way

At an offbeat watering hole in Botswana, you may get closer to one of Earth’s largest creatures than you could find comfortable
Elephants gather every morning and evening at the watering hole in Botswana(Shutterstock)
Elephants gather every morning and evening at the watering hole in Botswana(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 15, 2018 08:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sathya Saran
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