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August 14, 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'

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Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi

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India News / Press Releases on August 14, 2007

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A R Rahmans new album is a tribute to National Anthem
Music composer A R Rahman has brought together several maestros of the music industry to lend their voices to his latest album, Jana Gana Mana, his composition of Indias National Anthem. ANI

Flag makers make moolah out of Independence Day celebrations
Flag makers across the country are doing brisk business ahead of the Independence Day celebrations. ANI

Shutdown against killings of Hindi-speaking people hits normal life in Assam(lead:Assam Shutdown
A day-long shutdown called by the opposition political parties to protest against killings of Hindi-speaking people in Assam affected the normal life today. ANI

Two Hizb militants gunned down in J-K
Security personnel on Tuesday gunned down two Hizbul Mujahidden (HM) militants in an encounter in the forest area of Mava, Bandipora in North Kashmir. ANI

One militant killed in Tripura
One militant suspected to belong to All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) was killed in an encounter with the paramilitary forces in Tripura on Tuesday. ANI

Manmohan gets Sonias full backing on nuke deal
Congress President Sonia Gandhi today appreciated Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for his efforts in getting the Indo-US civilian nuclear energy deal through. ANI

President Patil calls for ensuring equitable growth
President Pratibha Patil today called for ensuring equitable growth for all and said that the full benefit of economic liberalization must reach people belonging to all levels of the society. ANI

Senior army official among 15 dead in Kashmir arms depot fire
The fire that broke out in an arms depot in Khundroo in Anantnag District of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday have killed at least 15 people, including a senior rank army official. ANI

Antony asks officers and commanders to become more accessible to jawans
Defence Minister A K Antony today urged officers and commanders of the armed forces to lay more emphasis on the humanitarian aspect, and asked them to become more accessible to jawans. ANI

Kashmir decked up for Independence Day celebrations
School children in Kashmir are enthusiastic about participating in the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Independence to be held here tomorrow. ANI

Farmers in coastal Orissa live in fear of tidal waves
Several villages along the coastline in Orissa are under a constant threat of tidal waves that cause erosion rendering large tracts of farmland saline. ANI

Independence Day a hectic time at Kora Gramodhyog Kendra in Mumbai
As the nation commemorates its 61st Independence Day there is a huge demand for the national flags on its eve. The high demand turns Kora Gramodyog Kendra a busy place, meeting high demand for the tricolours. ANI

Monkey, with human frailties, has a fan following in Varanasi
A monkey in the holy city of Varanasi, has acquired all the frailties of humans around, which has enabled the simian gain popularity of the local population and visitors to this pilgrimage centre. ANI

Three awarded Ashoka Chakra, 6 Kirti Chakra on Independence Day
A total of 140 gallantry awards for the armed forces was announced today on the eve of the countrys 60th year of independence that include three Ashok Chakras, six Kirti Chakras and 20 Shaurya Chakras. ANI

India release 72 Pak prisoners
Over 72 Pakistani prisoners were handed over today to Pakistan at the Wagah Border on the occasion of that countrys 61st Independence Day. ANI

We cant lower guard nor relax vigil, says J-K Governor
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) S K Sinha has called for greater vigilance against continued infiltration from Pakistan occupied Kashmir, saying that prevailing instability and a big spurt in terrorism in Pakistan poses a grave threat to us. ANI

Home Ministry undertakes intelligence agencies revamp
In order to optimize intelligence flow and co-ordination between multifarious agencies at the Centre and in the States in the field of counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence, a Multi-Agency Centre and Joint Task Force on Intelligence have been created in the Intelligence Bureau at Delhi, supported by Subsidiary Multi-Agency Centres in almost all State capitals. ANI

1.70 lakh freedom fighters getting pension: Government
The Government has sanctioned pension to approximately 1.70 lakh freedom fighters and their eligible dependents till July 31, 2007 since the inception of the Freedom Fighters Pension Scheme in 1972. ANI

Rains continue to wreak havoc in Bihar
Fresh floods inundated Patna after heavy overnight showers on Tuesday. ANI

Security tightened ahead of Independence Day
Security has been tightened in sensitive areas across the country, ahead of Independence Day. ANI

Pakistanis in India celebrate 60th anniversary of their independence
Pakistanis in India celebrated the 60th anniversary of their independence today. ANI

Manmohan Singh and Left leaders discuss Indo-US nuclear deal
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had discussions here this morning with the Left leaders on issues related to the Indo-US nuclear deal in an effort to patch up differences. ANI

A dying community of Cochini Jews takes pride being Indian
India, a country where all religions and communities have existed in harmony for ages, is also a home to Jews community. In Kochi, the Jews despite getting reduced to just 51, take pride in being a part of the country on its 61st Independence Day. ANI

Andhra Pradesh man prepares 211 metre high tricolour for I-Day celebrations
A man in Hyderabad has prepared a giant tricolour on the eve of the Indias 61st Independence Day celebrations. The national flag measures 211 meter in length and 2.5 meter in width and took four days to be prepared. ANI

Left leaders meet Manmohan Singh over Indo-US nuclear deal
Left leaders, whose outside support is crucial for the survival of the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh-led Government, met Singh this morning and discussed issues related to the US-India nuclear agreement. ANI

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moualem meets PM
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moualem met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday. ANI

12-hr shutdown in Guwahati over Hindu killings
A twelve-hour shutdown has begun here to protest the killing of Hindi-speaking people in Assams Karbi Anglong District by banned militant groups. ANI

Delhi HC to hear final arguments in Shivani Bhatnagar murder case
The Delhi High Court will hear the final arguments in the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case today. ANI

President Pratibha Patil to address nation today
On the eve of the 61st Independence Day, President Pratibha Patil will address to the nation this evening. ANI

Next Safety Announces Stunning Advance in Nicotine Delivery
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Molex Board of Directors Authorizes $200 Million Stock Repurchase
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Next Safety's Respirator Outperforms 3M's N95 Respirator
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Steiner Leisure Limited Announces Five Year Agreement with British Airways to Operate Elemis Spas in London and New York Air Terminals and to Provide Elemis Onboard Amenities
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Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine Highlights CVBT's Angiogenesis Therapy for Its Promise as a Next-Generation Treatment for Heart Disease
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Michelin introduces 'Regrooving' - a unique revolutionary initiative in tyre industry in India
Sushil Tyres becomes the first dealer to offer the service for optimizing tyre performance
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 14, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8895
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8845
Silver (Kg): Rs. 17755
Standard gold: Rs. 8845

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17550
Sovereign: Rs. 7600
Standard gold: Rs. 8960

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. 17515
Retail: Rs. 18750
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8875
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8220

Bullion Rates on August 14, 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 14, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.69 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 81.87 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.42 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.51 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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