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August 1, 2007

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Bihar today

FBI failed to act on Headley's wife's terror link expose 3 yrs before Mumbai attacks

Craven's horror flicks 'were inspired by real stories'

RBI will intervene if inflows turn lumpy: Subbarao

Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi

Now, laser technology that destroys tumours using heat

Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children

India News / Press Releases on August 1, 2007

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India, Pak agree on easing norms for cement, tea trade
The two-day Secretary level trade talks between India and Pakistan ended here today with New Delhi easing norms for the cement import from Pakistan, and latter too agreeing to facilitate tea import from India. ANI

Menon panel recommends splitting of criminal penal code into four
The Madhava Menon Committee on Criminal Justice System has recommended splitting the criminal penal code into four parts based on gravity and nature of offences. ANI

India appoints new Ambassadors to Russia, Romania
India on Wednesday appointed its new Ambassadors to Russia and Romania. ANI

Govts positive initiatives deserve due media coverage: Dasmunsi
Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi today emphasised the need for media coverage of positive initiatives taken by the government, saying the media has a duty to carry these up to the people. ANI

BJP, Congress sympathise with Sanjay Dutt
Cutting across party lines, politicians today expressed their sympathies for Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, sentenced to six years by TADA court under Arms Act, but they stood by the judicial decision. ANI

Delhi traders rally against Reliances retail chain stores
Traders in the Capital took out a demonstration rally against the retail outlets run by Reliance Industries on Wednesday, saying nationwide retail chains will rob vegetable traders of their livelihood. ANI

Legendary singer Mohammad Rafis fans demand music academy at his native place
About three decades after his death, playback singer Mohammad Rafi still rules the hearts of millions, especially in his native place of Kotla Sultan Singh, 35 kilometres from Amritsar. ANI

Overcome snake-phobia for personality development!
Believe it or not, a private company in Chennai has an unusual personality development programme which teaches participants or students to overcome their fear of snakes. ANI

Rajasthan govt to recruit retired army men to protect tiger reserves
The Rajasthan Government has decided to recruit 1000 retired army personnel as forest guards to protect the declining tiger population and its habitats, state Forest Minister Laxmi Narayan Dave said today. ANI

Gorshkov delivery delayed to 2011: Russian media
The schedule for the delivery of Gorshkov aircraft carrier has been further delayed to 2011, according to Russian media reports. ANI

92 Mumbai communal riots: SC seeks affidavit on Maharashtra Govts lapses
Taking a serious note of the 1992 Mumbai communal riots, the Supreme Court today sought a comprehensive affidavit on the alleged lapses by the Maharashtra Government in taking action against the perpetrators of the riots. ANI

Indo-Bangla Home Secretary level talks from tomorrow
The eight round of India-Bangladesh Home Secretary level talks will be held here on August 2-3 as part of the bilateral institutional mechanism set up in 1994 to resolve security and border management issues. ANI

98 Coimbatore blast case: Al-Umma founder, 72 others held guilty(Update:Coimbatore)
A Session Court here today held the founder of the Al-Umma, Syed Ahmed Basha, and 72 others guilty of conspiring and transporting bombs in the 1998 Coimbatore serial bomb blasts case. ANI

Boat capsizes, 35 feared drowned in UP
At least 35 people died today when a boat carrying them capsized in the overflowing Rohini river here on Wednesday. ANI

Sonia Gandhi concludes three-day Rae Bareli visit
Congress president Sonia Gandhi concluded her three-day visit to her Parliamentary constituency on Wednesday, during which she met people from all walks of life. ANI

CBI submits status report on Dera chief in Punjab and Haryana High Court
A day after filing a charge sheet against Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today submitted a status report of the investigations made into the case in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. ANI

A Jharkhand tribal village that looks after orphans
Setting a unique example in community care for orphans, residents of Dampara Village, located 90 kilometres from Jamshedpur, are running a shelter for around 40 children. ANI

Supreme Court to take up petition against Goa Speaker on Aug 6
The Supreme Court will take up a petition challenging the Goa Assembly Speakers order to restrain two Maharashtra Goa Gomantak Party (MGGP) MLAs from voting in the State Assembly during a vote of confidence against Chief Minister Digamber Kamat, on August 6. ANI

Menon committee on criminal justice submits its report
The Madhava Menon Committee on Criminal Justice System today submitted its report, in which it has recommended setting up of a separate national-level authority to deal with crimes threatening the national security. ANI

Ajay Shankar takes over as DIPP secretary
Ajay Shankar, a Uttar Padesh cadre IAS officer of the 1973 batch, has taken over as the new Secretary for the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. ANI

Dalit NRI donates 20 million dollars to his Kerala village
A Dalit based in Buffalo, New York, for the last 34 years, has given 20 million dollars to his village in Kerala.Eighty-one-year-old Kumar Bahuleyan, a neurosurgeon, who once led a lavish lifestyle that included moving around in a Rolls Royce and five Mercedes, besides an aeroplane, has used the money to build a hospital specialising in neurosurgery, a health clinic and a spa in Chemmanakary in Keralas Kottayam District. ANI

An Indore temple where devotees offer watches!
Believe it or not, residents of Indore Districts Chirmolia village have a unique custom of offering watches at a temple existing under a giant banyan tree. The watches are tied to the branches of the tree. ANI

A special court of snake charmers in Uttar Pradesh
In Uttar Pradesh snake charmers have a special court which meets thrice a year to sort out their disputes. Snake charmers from neighbouring States too arrive here to solve their disputes. ANI

Maoists kill one, injure 17 during Jharkhand shut down
At least one person was killed and 17 others were injured in firing by Maoists in Garhwa District during a 24-hour state-wide shut down today. ANI

Ramesh Chandra takes over as Chairman of Railway Board
Ramesh Chandra has assumed charge as Chairman, Railway Board from his predecessor J.P.Batra. ANI

Al-Umma founder, 12 others held guilty in 98 Coimbatore blast case
A Session Court here today held Syed Ahmed Basha, the founder of the Al-Umma and 12 others guilty of conspiring and transporting bombs in the 1998 Coimbatore serial bomb blasts case. ANI

Chinese Army will have zero tolerance on Taiwan independence moves
The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) will have zero tolerance toward Taiwan independence moves, Defense Minister Cao Gangchuan has said.. ANI

Al-Umma founder held guilty in 1998 Coimbatore blast case
A Session Court here today held Syed Ahmed Basha, the founder of the Al-Umma, guilty of conspiring and transporting bombs in the 1998 Coimbatore serial bomb blasts case. ANI

China not an economic threat to any country, says Vice Premier
China will never pose an economic threat to any country, nor does it have the ability to do so, Vice-Premier Wu Yi told visiting US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson in Beijing on Tuesday. ANI

Demolition drive targets handicapped-owned kiosks in Varanasi
Thirteen physically-challenged people consumed poison in Varanasi, leaving one dead, as they resisted a civic body drive to remove their roadside kiosks. ANI

Tamil Nadu fishermen celebrate onset of fishing season
Tamil Nadu fishermen are celebrating the onset of the fishing season. ANI

Tibetans protest over prosperity article by paper
Hundreds of Tibetans here have protested against a recent article by an Indian publication which showcased prosperity in Tibet under Chinese rule, terming it as misguiding. ANI

Gujarat farmers protest over electricity woes
Farmers here are protesting against the State Governments apathy towards the problems faced by them, particularly electricity shortage. ANI

Mozart fine-tunes math scores in Shanghai
Mozarts music is being used at a summer camp in Shanghai to improve students math scores, The China Daily reports. ANI

India, China, the new engines of global growth: IMF
India and China have replaced the United States and other developed countries as the new engines of global economic growth, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Rodrigo Rato was quoted as saying on Tuesday. ANI

Sonia Gandhi felicitates meritorious students in Rae Bareli
Congress President Sonia Gandhi has felicitated meritorious students in her parliamentary constituency, Rae Bareli. ANI

Mahatma Gandhis rare manuscript acquired by Nehru Museum
The draft of a rare article written by Mahatma Gandhi was recently acquired by the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. ANI

Paswan to take stock of fertiliser sector performance
The Fertiliser Advisory Forum will meet here today to discuss some key issues plaguing the sector. ANI

e-PhotoBook Launched by FoBaz in India
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Cambridge Technology Enterprises Ltd (CTE) Records Q on Q 78% Growth in Total Income and 44% Growth in PBT
Business Wire India

Software Major Cincom Systems India Announces it's Newly Formed Corporate Citizenship Program
Business Wire India

Picasa Users can now Print Photos/gifts through Picsquare!
Business Wire India

Rugby World Cup Plus Goes Live with Official and Exclusive Worldwide Video on Demand Service
Business Wire India

The Taj Mahal Marathon- A Discovery Journeys India Initiative
Business Wire India

NDTV 24x7: Only Indian news channel on Sri Lanka's DTH platform
Business Wire India

Impressive Performance by Triton Corp, Income Up 159%, Net Profit up at Rs.40 million
Business Wire India

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Highly-anticipated QWERTY Device Delivers E-mail, Entertainment and Seamless Mobility in One Ultra-Thin Package
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 1, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8750
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8700
Silver (Kg): Rs. 17700

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17450
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8830

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 8745
Silver: Rs. 17410

Indore Bullion Market

Gold (10 grams): Rs. 8910
Silver (1Kg): Rs. 18750

Bhopal Bullion Market

Gold (10 grams): Rs. 9150
Silver (1Kg): Rs. 18750

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17410
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8745
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8100

Bullion Rates on August 1, 2007 for All Major Indian Cities

Bullion prices presented here are indicative and are for general information only. Please check with your Gold Merchant or a local bank for latest and correct prices. All prices are in Indian National Rupees only.

Forex Rates on August 1, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.55 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.06 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.35 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.4 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of August 2007

Forex Rates presented here are historic data and for indicative purpose only. Please contact your Central Bank, Money Changers, Foreign Exchange Agent or Travel Desk for the correct and accurate convertion rates. Rates here are the closing rates in IST.

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