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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]
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For example, the Koh-i-Noor diamond was 'given' to Queen Victoria after the invasion of the Punjab.
India, which produced the Koh-i-Noor Diamond that is now in Britain, is a diamond polishing hub, polishing 14 out of every 15 rough diamonds in the world.
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.
Reacting to one of the many attempts by Indian groups to push for its return to India, in 2015, British historian Andrew Roberts was quoted as saying, "Those involved in this ludicrous case should recognise that the British Crown Jewels is precisely the right place for the Koh-i-Noor diamond to reside, in grateful recognition for over three centuries of British involvement in India, which led to the modernisation, development, protection, agrarian advance, linguistic unification and ultimately the democratisation of the subcontinent.
NEW DELHI, Rajab 12, 1437, April 19, 2016, SPA -- 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 on Tuesday, according to Reuters.
Lahore -- The Lahore High Court overruled an objection - on a petition - seeking directions to the federal government to bring Koh-i-Noor diamond back from the possession of British Queen Elizabeth-II and ordered to fix it for preliminary hearing before any bench.
On the hunt for the mystical Koh-i-Noor diamond, assassin Arbaaz's parkour-like progress requires more involvement from the player than the simplified movements of the core series.
The Koh-i-Noor diamond is one of the largest diamonds in the world, but what does Koh-i-Noor mean?
The story of the Koh-i-Noor diamond is a 750-year bloodstained history of murder, megalomania and treachery.
During its dark days of colonisation by the British, India's renowned wealth was pillaged by the East India Company, including the famed Koh-i-Noor diamond, that is now part of the British crown jewels.