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August 10, 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 10, 2007

President Patil greets Hamid Ansari for his election as Vice President
President Pratibha Patil on Friday greeted UPA-Left candidate Hamid Ansari for his election as the 13th Vice President of the country. ANI

I will try to fulfil my responsibilities to best of my ability: VP-elect Ansari
Vice President elect Hamid Ansari today said that he is aware of the responsibilities entrusted with the post and would try to fulfil them to the best of his ability. ANI

Cross-voting inflated Ansaris victory margin in the Vice Presidential poll
The victory margin of the ruling UPA-Lefts candidate Hamid Ansari in the Vice Presidential polls got inflated by a substantial amount of cross voting in his favour. ANI

After 3 failed attempts, Army retrieves mortal remains of soldiers killed in 1968 air crash
After four decades and three failed attempts, the Indian Army has retrieved the mortal remains of three soldiers who were killed in a 1968 crash of an AN-12 aircraft that was carrying 102 soldiers on board. ANI

Lefts rally against Nagasaki bombing turns into anti nuclear deal in Tripura
The Left parties protest rally to mark the 62nd anniversary of the bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki by the US forces turned out to be platform for the leaders to vent their anger over the Indo-US civilian nuclear energy cooperation. ANI

Speeding train kills two elephants in Assam
Two elephants were run over by a speeding train in Assam on Friday. ANI

I want to stay peacefully in India: Taslima Nasreen
A day after being assaulted by some Muslims legislators during a book launch in Hyderabad, Bangladeshi feminist writer Taslima Nasreen today said that she wants to stay in India despite being violently opposed by radical Muslims. ANI

Hamid Ansari elected as Vice President
The ruling UPA-Lefts candidate Hamid Ansari today won the Vice Presidential polls by defeating his nearest rival Najma Heptullah of the opposition NDA by more than 233 votes. ANI

10 CRPF personnel injured by accidental grenade blast during training
Ten personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were injured here today when a grenade burst during a training session. ANI

Painters and musicians draw the contours of Shravan
Shravan, the auspicious month as per Hindu almanac, when rains pour in almost all parts of the country largely dependent on agriculture, is an occasion for many artists to sing Raag Malhar. ANI

India, Pakistan willing to share information on smuggling, drugs trafficking
The two-day talks between Indian Coast Guard and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency concluded here today with both sides expressing willingness to sharing of information on matters of mutual importance. ANI

Babubhai Kataras fourth bail plea rejected in human trafficking case
A city court here on Friday denied bail to suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Babubhai Katara, who is chargesheeted in a human trafficking case. ANI

BJP alleges subversion of democracy in Goa
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators from Goa held a demonstration here today against alleged improprieties in a recent confidence vote in the State Assembly. ANI

Operationalising of US-India nuke deal will be a national tragedy: Left
Cutting across party lines, Left leaders on Friday again reiterated that the operationalising of the US-India civilian nuclear deal would be national tragedy. ANI

Wireless telephone, a lifeline for Bihar flood victims
For hundreds of people marooned by floods in a village in Bihar, a wireless telephone is the only link to the outside world. ANI

Anti Collision Device on Indian Railway network will be in place by 2013
An Anti Collision Device (ACD), which is an on-board train protection device, will be in place by 2013 on the entire railway network so as to reduce chances of collision. ANI

Volunteers rescue Gujarat flood victims
Voluntary religious organisations are coming forward to help thousands homeless, hungry and vulnerable people in flood-hit Gujarat. ANI

Supreme Court to hear Sanjay Dutts bail plea on August 20
The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and deferred the hearing of the interim bail application of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt to August 20. ANI

Anti-obesity campaign in Chandigarh
A group of medical practitioners and various professionals have formed a non-government organisation Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) to fight the growing menace of obesity here through a general awareness drive. ANI

A collection of Indian rupees to record significant dates
Basantlal, a resident of the Chandausi subdivision of Uttar Pradeshs Moradabad District, is a popular man these days, because of his unusual hobby of collecting currency notes that have significant numbers printed on them. ANI

Kanwarias go on rampage near Allahabad after an accident
Kanwarias or Shiva devotees here went on a rampage, setting vehicles on fire, after three of them were run over by a bus. ANI

Wildlife officials seize 46 endangered parakeets
Wildlife officials have seized 46 parakeets from a bird trader in West Bengals Darjeeling District. ANI

Benazir welcomes Musharrafs decision against imposing emergency
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has welcomed President Pervez Musharrafs decision not to impose emergency in the country. ANI

Your chopsticks could ruin your health
The use of disposable chopsticks should be abandoned for the good of ones health and the environment, a China Cuisine Association (CCA) official has said. ANI

Its Tumbi, Dhadd, Chimta for Punjabi youth
The Punjab Cultural Society is training the young in Punjabi folk music and dances, to keep alive their culture and traditions.The rhythms of the Dhadd, an unconventional percussion instrument holds the music pupils spellbound at the training camp. ANI

Parliament adjourns in Chandrasekhars memory
Parliament adjourned for the day as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Chandrasekhar, who died last month after a prolonged illness. ANI

Book your burial place in Lucknow in advance before it gets too late!
It is said that all one needs is a small piece of land after death, but if Muslim and Christian leaders are to be believed, increasing encroachment of land, is creating a grave shortage of burial space. ANI

Most Pakistanis want Musharraf to shed his uniform: Survey
A poll conducted by an US think tank showed that most Pakistanis want President Pervez Musharraf to give up his uniform. ANI

Polling for 13th vice presidential election begins
Polling for the 13th vice presidential election is underway. ANI

Monsoon session of Parliament begins
The Monsoon Session of Parliament began here today, which is coinciding with the vice presidential polls. ANI

Supreme Court to hear Sanjay Dutts bail petition today
The Supreme Court will today hear the bail plea of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been sentenced for six years of rigorous imprisonment under the Arms Act. ANI

Wella launches 'Wellastrate Relaxing Service'
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Indyarocks Enters Online and Mobile Video Streaming Space
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India Angel Network: India's First and Largest Network for Angel Investment Opportunities
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CAMO Announces Merger for Outsourced Product Development with Proteans Software
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Also see International News / Press Releases on August 10, 2007

Forex Rates on August 10, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.67 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.12 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.6 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.44 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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