Koh-i-noor


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Koh-i-noor

(ˌkəʊɪˈnʊə) ,

Kohinor

or

Kohinur

n
(Jewellery) a very large oval Indian diamond, part of the British crown jewels since 1849, weighing 108.8 carats
[C19: from Persian Kōh-i-nūr, literally: mountain of light, from kōh mountain + Arabic nūr light]
References in classic literature ?
But the coin, to those who knew, was more solitary and splendid than the Koh-i-noor.
I have compared the silver coin to the Koh-i-noor, and in one sense it was even conventionally comparable, since by a historical accident it was at one time almost counted among the Crown jewels, or at least the Crown relics, until one of the royal princes publicly restored it to the shrine to which it was supposed to belong.
One could buy a hatful of Koh-i-Noors with the same money, no doubt.
For example, the Koh-i-Noor diamond was 'given' to Queen Victoria after the invasion of the Punjab.
The region is known for the mines that have produced some of the world's most famous gems, including the Koh-i-Noor, the Hope Diamond, Nassak Diamond and the Noor-ul-Ain.
The flare of world's largest known diamond Koh-i-Noor, forcible taken away by the British from Lahore, Pakistan sues the Queen of England and Indian politician Sonia Ghandi for the return of the stolen diamond, from the member of the Commonwealth: since the Koh-i-Noor was taken away from Lahore, what is now Pakistan, it shall return to the state of Lahore under international law and LexSitus, etc.
VU-528 at Koh-i-Noor Mills Bus Stop, Rawalpindi and recovered 5 Kg Heroin concealed in the vehicle.
Consider how the government shifted gears in presenting its claim over Koh-i-Noor, said to be the largest diamond in the world that has been a part of Britain's 'crown jewels' for over 150 years.
Allied Bank Limited (ABL), one of the largest commercial banks in Pakistan, has accomplished the launch of its Islamic Banking branch at Koh-i-Noor Road in Faisalabad.
INDIA has said it will press Britain to return the 106-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond, in a U-turn just a day after saying the UK should not have to give it back.
India will make all possible efforts to get back the Koh-i-Noor Diamond from Britain despite comments by New Delhi's solicitor general that the priceless jewel should stay with the former colonial ruler, the government said.
DRASTICALLY changing India's stand on bringing back the $200 million Koh-i-noor diamond from UK, the Modi government in a controversial statement on Monday told the Supreme Court that going by a 44-year-old law, the diamond cannot be reclaimed as it was given as a "gift" in 1849 by successors of Maharaja Ranjith Singh to the East India Company and not stolen or forcibly taken away from India.