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Rare blue diamond aims for record price at Geneva auction GENEVA: A dazzling blue diamond once owned by mining magnate Philip Oppenheimer could fetch a record sale price Wednesday, with auction house Christie's hoping it tops the staggering $48.4 million mark set last year.The 14.62-carat "Oppenheimer Blue" is the largest stone in the exceptionally-rare Fancy Vivid Blue category ever to go under the hammer, according to Christie's, which has valued the gem between $38 million (34 million euros) and $45 million. But experts said it has a chance to beat the record set by Sotheby's in November with Hong Kong billionaire Joseph Lau's purchase of the 12.03-carat "Blue Moon of Josephine".The Oppenheimer Blue "is highly likely to break the $50 million mark to become the most expensive polished diamond ever sold at auction," said Tobias Kormind, managing director at 77diamonds.comSotheby's fetched a record price in the Fancy Vivid Pink Category on Tuesday, when a private buyer in Asia scooped up ...

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International Museum Day marked today ISLAMABAD: International Museum Day was marked in Pakistan like other parts of the world on Wednesday to acknowledge role of museums in enrichment and promotion of rich cultural heritages.The day was marked under the theme "Museums and Cultural Landscape" to convey the message that museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among people.National History & Literary Heritage Division (NH&LH) arranged a function at ...

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Women fined and deported for checking  husband's mobile An Arab woman, who went through her husband's phone after suspecting that he was cheating on her, has been found guilty by a court in Ajman UAE, and has fined AED150,000 and ordered her to be deported for invading into husband’s privacy.According to Gulf Digital News, the wife checked into her husband mobile phone and transferred his photos to her own mobile through WhatsApp without his permission, reported local Arabic daily Al-Ittihad.The man soon after ...

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Priyanka Chopra Increases Hotness Quotient in New York Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is on top of the world now, she has not only conquered Bollywood but Hollywood as well. The 33-year-old actress headlined the annual ‘ABC Upfront show’ in New York on May 17, delivering a performance that included a tribute to late musician Prince. Priyanka Chopra takes the stage with Miles Brown for a performance during the 2016 ‘ABC Upfront’ Presentation on Tuesday (May 17) at Lincoln Center in New York City. ...

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Everyone will know who you are, all thanks to this app Imagine a world where remaining anonymous in public, becomes a thing of the past. This might not sit well, but it is already a reality, all thanks to a new app developed in Russia.According to the Guardian, the ‘FindFace’ app allows users to identify anyone from their profile picture using only a photograph, with 70 percent accuracy. The app launched just two month back, has become very popular, on back of its unique algorithm.Now, coming ...

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Bollywood Actress Kalki Koechlin in a Short Pakistani Movie A few months back it was reported that Kalki Koechlin was in Pakistan and this made everyone wonder if something was in the making. It is now unveiled that Kalki is all ready to work in a Pakistani documentary.The ‘Margerita With A Straw’ actor is collaborating with Sabiha Sumar for her documentary, ‘Azmaish – Trials of Life’.“This project had been in the works for three years. When I met Kalki as a jury member at ...

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After Drugs Smuggling, Famous Bollywood Actress Accused of Money Laundering Controversial Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni has been in news for past few months for every wrong reason. After police found out about Mamta Kulkarni’s alleged husband Vicky Goswami’s involvement in international drug racket again, Mamta Kulkarni’s bank accounts are being closely studied and the police have already found out that the ex actress has been receiving large amount of money from abroad. The police suspect the money was being invested in real estate in Thane ...