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August 16, 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 16, 2007

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CCEA approves funding, execution of new line and gauge conversion projects
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its final approval for funding and execution of New Line and Gauge Conversion projects with their distance, estimated cost and the proposed year of completion. ANI

CCEA approves twin NDC proposals of ACA scheme and National Food Security Mission
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for a new Additional Central Assistance (ACA) Scheme which would be an incentive to those States that increase their share of agriculture in their State Plans. ANI

Cabinet gives ex-post-facto approval for extradition treaty with Portugal
The Union Cabinet today gave its ex-post-facto approval to the Extradition Treaty singed between India and Portugal on January 11 this year. ANI

Cabinet approves setting up of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to proposals regarding the development of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Project. ANI

Protest erupts in Maharashtra village over proposed SEZ
Thousands of villagers from Pen and Ursa villages on the outskirts of Mumbai, hit the roads today to protest against land acquisition for an Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project, which will cover a major portion of their villages. ANI

Centre extends truce with Assams UPDS for next six months
The Centre today announced extending truce with Assamese rebel group United Peoples Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) for more six months, which has a considerable presence in the Karbi-Anglong and North Cachar Hills area in the State. ANI

Floods continue to affect normal life in Patna
All schools and colleges in Patna remained shut today, as floodwaters swamped low-lying areas and entered buildings following incessant rains, which has been lashing the region for the past three days. ANI

Centre to build 8 new Heavy Water Reactors in 11th Five-Year Plan
The Centre in its eleventh Five-Year Plan will construct eight new pressurised heavy water reactors of seven hundred megawatt each in the country. ANI

India-settled Hollywood actress takes pride in teaching the poor
When Maggie OHara, a successful Hollywood actress arrived in India three decades ago, little did she think she would stay on forever. ANI

Australia to supply uranium to India, subject to strict conditions: Howard
Australian Prime Minister John Howard today announced that his government has decided to allow the export of uranium to India, subject to strict conditions. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee says India has sovereign right to conduct nuclear test
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee today reiterated the UPA Governments stand that India has the sovereign right to future nuclear tests, and would do so if it is necessary in the national interest. ANI

Hundreds join in adrenaline-raising white water rafting in Kashmir
Hundreds of tourists joined a adrenaline-raising river rafting event in Ladakh.Tourists, both domestic and foreign, thronged the banks of the Zangskar River for the rafting expedition. ANI

People make a five-and-a-half km long Rangoli in Bangalore
About 4,500 people in Bangalore participated in a Rangoli competition, creating a five-and-a-half km colour pattern on Wednesday. ANI

PETA protests torture and slaughter of animals
Activists of the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an international animal rights group, on Thursday protested against the torture of animals in slaughterhouses. ANI

Backwaters paradise for Sreesanth and his parents
Fast bowler Sreesanth, and his retired parents will henceforth spend their days at their new Mather Villa near Kochi, surrounded with Keralas famous backwaters. ANI

Parliament adjourned over Indo-US nuclear deal
The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned today over the Indo-US civil nuclear cooperation deal soon after they met for the days proceedings. ANI

A month-long workshop to revive tribal Idital art in Orissa
A group of artists in Orissa are making an endeavour to revive the vanishing Idital art form of the primitive Saura tribes of Orissa, by conducting a month-long art workshop here. ANI

Rescue operation continues in HP cloudburst-hit area
Relief and rescue operation continued in Himachal Pradesh, where around 60 people are thought to have died in landslides triggered by cloudbursts that buried an entire village near Rampur. ANI

Varanasi actor living with eunuchs for a real-life experience
Rahul Sengri, an actor from Varanasi, who is to perform in a film based on the lives of eunuchs as its protagonist, is residing with eunuchs for a real-life experience. ANI

Monsoon rains wreak havoc in Haridwar
Incessant monsoon rains have thrown life out of gear in Haridwar. The Ganges is flowing above the danger mark. ANI

Displaced Kashmiri Pandits cry government apathy
Hundreds of displaced Kashmiri Pandits have been demanding immediate rehabilitation and are seeking restoration of their property in the State. ANI

Business Process Modelling for 21st Century to be Key Focus During iCMG BPM Conference
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SYSTAT's Market Research Theme Now Available
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Fidelity Fund Management ties up with State Bank of India
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Nawaz Sharif: Musharraf is a Drowning Man on a Sinking Ship
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CBaySystems Acquires AMSplus, Inc
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Also see International News / Press Releases on August 16, 2007

Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 16, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8945
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8895
Silver (Kg): Rs. 17605

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17310
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8875
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8270

Bullion Rates on August 16, 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 16, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 41.09 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 81.46 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.16 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 35.46 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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