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August 13, 2007

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Bihar today

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India News / Press Releases on August 13, 2007

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Attrition of scientists from DRDO not hampering R and D work: Govt
The Centre today said that the attrition of scientists from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is not hampering the development of new products and defence warfare systems. ANI

Gujarat fake encounter: Supreme Court cancels DSPs anticipatory bail
The Supreme Court on Monday quashed the anticipatory bail of Gujarat Deputy Superintendent of Police, Narender K Amin, who is allegedly involved in the 2005 Sohrabbudin Sheikh fake encounter case. ANI

Assam CM asserts joint operation to flush out militants
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi here on Monday said that a joint operation would soon be launched to flush out militants from the State. ANI

Security stepped up in J-K ahead of Independence Day
Security has been tightened across Jammu and Kashmir, ahead of Independence Day celebrations. ANI

Now, YouTube.com showcases Indias tourism potential
The Tourism Ministry has tied up with the Googles video-sharing platform, YouTube.com to showcase the countrys tourism potential. ANI

Pakistan delegation arrives in Wagah to attend Independence Day celebration
A high-level delegation from Pakistan, including leading legislators and eminent journalists, today arrived here to participate in the Hind Pak Dosti Mela that has been organised to mark the 60th year of independence of both countries. ANI

More Kashmiris in Valley want to remain with India than Pakistan
While an overwhelming majority of the people of Jammu and Kashmir have said that the situation in the State have improved since 2002 when the last Assembly elections were held in the State, there is also a greater number of Kashmiris in the valley who are comfortable with remaining in India then their homeland being made a part of Pakistan. ANI

Pakistan releases 134 Indian prisoners
On the eve of Pakistans Independence Day, Islamabad today handed over 134 Indian nationals who had been languishing in various jails in Pakistan. ANI

Devotees worship at Bijli Mahadev Temple on new moon day
Scores of Hindu devotees visited the Bijli Mahadev Temple, deep in the Himalayas, on Amavasya (the new moon day of Shravan (monsoon) month) on Sunday following the lunar calendar. ANI

UPA-Left thaw on nuclear deal visible in Parliament
There were visible signs of a thaw between the ruling UPA and the Left on the issue of Indias civilian nuclear energy cooperation deal with the US as the latter did not take part in the ruckus created by the opposition BJP members in the Parliament. ANI

Chennai students design 60 feet high Independence Day card
A group of students of the Chennai-based Design and Media Studies Institute have designed a greeting card that almost equals the height of a six-storey building! ANI

Manmohan Singh felicitates Rajya Sabha Chairman Ansari
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh felicitated new Vice-President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Mohammad Hamid Ansari here today. ANI

25 missing after Kashmir ammunition depot fire
Two days after a fire broke out at an ammunition depot in Anantnag District, 25 people, including ten soldiers and 13 fire fighters, are missing. ANI

Chinese made idols of religious leaders annoy SGPC
The Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) has taken umbrage over Sikhs worshipping Chinese manufactured idols of Sikh Gurus. ANI

2 killed, 13 injured in Kashmir grenade blast
At least two people were killed and 13 others, mostly children, were injured today in a grenade explosion in Kashmirs Bandipora town, about 75 Kms north of Srinagar. ANI

Fresh rains flood several parts of Kolkata
Fresh rains today disrupted normal life in Kolkata with several localities in the city waterlogged following heavy rains since Sunday night. ANI

Indo-US civil nuke deal does not impinge on Indias sovereignty: Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said that the Indo-US civil nuclear deal does not impinge on the countrys sovereignty or its right to future nuclear tests in any way. ANI

Chhari Mubarak reaches Srinagars Sharika Bhawani Temple
Chhari Mubarak, the holy mace of Lord Shiva, today reached the Sharika Bhawani Temple at Hari Parvat in Srinagar ahead of a prayer session, which forms an important part of the annual Amarnath yatra. ANI

Gaya boy is a daredevil biker in Bihar
Eighteen-year-old Sudhir Kumar of Dobhi, 35 kilometres from Gaya, has become talk of his town for his daredevil stunts on motorbike that he has developed in the last three months. ANI

Jaipur woman does a bridal make up blind-folded!
Believe it or not, a make-up artist in Jaipur can do a bridal make-up blind folded. And, the results are as impressive as produced by a master make-up artist at an expensive beauty salon in metropolitan cities. ANI

Kashmiri women take to self-defence training
The Indian Army is training women in the border villages of Jammu and Kashmir in the use of firearms for self-defence. ANI

Marathon boy Budhias coach detained on mothers complaint
Marathon boy Budhia Singhs coach, Biranchi Das, was detained by police today after his mother lodged a complaint against him. ANI

Democracy has been throttled in PoK: J-K-Governor
Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Lt. Gen. (Retired) S.K. Sinha, today said that policies relating to Kashmir should be jointly handled by the Ministries of External Affairs and Defence, if fruitful results were to be obtained for the people of the region in the immediate future. ANI

Security tightened in northeast ahead of August 15
With Independence Day just two days away, security has been tightened in insurgency-hit Manipur, and other northeastern states. ANI

Supreme Court to take up petitions against Goa Speaker
The Supreme Court will today take up petitions challenging the Goa Assembly Speakers order on restraining three MLAs from voting, during Chief Minister Digambar Kamats floor test. ANI

Kashmiris celebrate Prophet Mohammeds Meraj-ul-Alam Festival
Hundreds of devotees offered prayers at the Hazratbal shrine here as part of the Meraj-ul-Alam Festival. ANI

PM to make statement on Indo-US N-deal in Parliament
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will make a statement on the Indo-US civilian nuclear cooperation deal in the Parliament today. ANI

National Wildlife Crime Control Bureau to meet today
The National Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) will meet here today to check the increasing wildlife poaching and destruction of forest wealth in the country. ANI

HCC bags Rs.415 crore Water Tunnel project from BMC
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TWB Fortifies Defense and Aerospace Offerings - Collaborates with Technocraft of Canada
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 13, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8895
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8845
Silver (Kg): Rs. 17820

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17550
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8950

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 8990
Silver: Rs. 17500

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. 17505
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8875
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8220

Bullion Rates on August 13, 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 13, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.56 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.03 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.55 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.28 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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