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Gold Con: Inter-State ‘cheap gold selling’ racket busted
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Gold Con: Inter-State ‘cheap gold selling’ racket busted

January 15, 2021

Seven including one from Mysuru, three from Kerala and three from Kodagu arrested  Mysore/Mysuru: The City Police have cracked two cases of cheating where gullible people were targeted by inter-State gangs, who cheat by offering to sell gold at low prices. Seven persons have been arrested and cash amounting to Rs. 15 lakh has been…

City engineer falls prey to fake gold racket, loses Rs. 30 lakh
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City engineer falls prey to fake gold racket, loses Rs. 30 lakh

July 20, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: While COVID-19 has put brakes on many occupations and businesses, it has not stopped the business of cheating. An engineer, residing in city was duped to the tune of Rs. 30 lakh after being promised gold ornaments and coins worth crores of rupees at a cheaper price.  The conmen, posing as construction workers, claimed…

Pune man wears mask made of gold worth nearly Rs. 3 lakh
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Pune man wears mask made of gold worth nearly Rs. 3 lakh

July 4, 2020

Pune: A resident of Pimpri-Chinchwad of Pune district, Shankar Kurade, has got himself a mask made of gold worth Rs. 2.89 lakh amid the Coronavirus  pandemic. “It’s a thin mask with minute holes so that there is no difficulty in breathing. I am not sure whether this mask will be effective,” said Kurade. Kurade loves…

Steady rise in Gold price since December 2019
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Steady rise in Gold price since December 2019

January 12, 2020

Begins at Rs. 35,490 per 10 grams (22 carat) on Dec. 1, touches Rs. 38,600 on Jan. 8 Mysuru: Gold price in city has seen a steady increase since December 2019. It was Rs. 35,490 per 10 grams 22 carat on Dec. 1 and the price of the yellow metal on Jan. 9, 2020 was…

Sweeping for Gold !
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Sweeping for Gold !

September 21, 2019

Mysuru:  When most of Mysuru is fast asleep, a group of men and women set out on a gold hunt on city streets that are dominated by jewellery shops like the Ashoka Road. Along the narrow alleys, they scrape a living scouring the dust and even the drains for specks of the yellow metal. Armed…

Sweeping Gold
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Sweeping Gold

September 21, 2019

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar [Pics. by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav] The gold-diggers of Unnao found nothing. In Mysuru, however, several men and women — almost 50 of them — find gold on jewellery streets, sewage drains, dirty alleys and every nook and corner of a dusty street.  Every morning, a group of men and women make…

Since generations, they  are lured by the shine
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Since generations, they are lured by the shine

September 21, 2019

By Vinay Karekura There is another group of coin-and-treasure hunters at Paschimavahini in Srirangapatna. The speciality of this group is that they go in search of places where people come to immerse the ashes of their loved ones and perform ‘Pitru Paksha’ rituals every year at the designated auspicious season.  This group too hails from…

GOLD in the GUTTERS
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GOLD in the GUTTERS

September 21, 2019

If the holy grail of medieval alchemists was turning lead into gold, how much more magical would it be to draw gold from grime-filled streets? Gold, as microscopic particles, has long been known to concentrate on streets dominated by jewellery shops. While there are a set of people who collect gold-laced mud from the roads…

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