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August 17, 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 17, 2007

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Steps being taken to bring infiltration to a very low level: J J Singh
The Chief of Army Staff, General J J Singh on Friday said that all steps are being taken to ensure that infiltration from across the LoC is controlled and brought to a very low level. ANI

CPI plays down withdrawal threat, CPI (M) too
The Left parties marriage, honeymoon and divorce remark vis--vis its relations with the ruling UPA government at the Centre today took a backseat with both CPI (M) and CPI toning their ante against the coalition over the Indo-US nuclear deal. ANI

Sonia Gandhi launches Congress-backed Jai Hind TV
Congress President and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi today launched Jai Hind TV, a news and entertainment channel. ANI

Not feasible to withdraw Army from anti-terror duties immediately: Govt
The Centre has made it clear that the Army could not be immediately withdrawn from internal security tasks and anti-terror duties. ANI

Site for Indias third research station in Antarctica selected: Centre
The Centre today informed that the site for the countrys third research station in Antarctica has been chosen at Larsemann Hill area of the continent. ANI

Computerisation of 700 metropolis courts completed: Centre
The Government today informed the Lok Sabha that 700 courts in the four metropolitan cities of the country have been computerised under a Government scheme and computerisation of other 781 courts were have also been completed. ANI

Kolkata Muslims demand ouster of Taslima Nasreen
Hundreds of Muslims staged a protest here on Friday, demanding ouster of controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, who has been residing here for the last few years. ANI

Thousands of devout Muslims throng Hazratbal shrine in Kashmir
Thousand of devout Muslims visited the revered Hazratbal shrine here to offer prayers on the occasion of first Friday after Shab-e-Mehraj, celebrated on August 11. ANI

Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week to showcase creations of 72 fashion designers
Seventy-two fashion designers will unveil their spring-summer creations at the Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week here next month. ANI

Onam festival begins in Kerala
Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala began here today to a traditional beginning with a grand pomp and show at the Tripunithura town near Kochi. ANI

Centre considering making registration of marriages compulsory
The Centre today said that it is considering to make registration of marriages compulsory in the wake of Supreme Court judgement and the recommendations submitted by National Human Rights Commission and National Commission for Women. ANI

BJP wants parliamentary ratification made compulsory for international pacts
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday demanded a legislation to make parliamentary sanction mandatory for international agreements such as the Indo-US civil nuclear deal. ANI

Ayodhya Hilltop temple monsoon fair attract crowds
parvat (Faizabad) (U.P), Aug.17 (ANITens of thousands of Hindus have been flocking Ayodhya Maniparvat Temple, located at the hillock in Uttar Pradesh, to pray at the Lord Rama temple and to attend the accompanying monsoon fair. ANI

Parliament library gets a special corner for children
A special corner for children has been set up inside the Parliament Library Building for inculcating reading habits among them and helping them to know about countrys rich and vast resources. ANI

Rebels threat force drug companies stop supplies to Manipur
pur), Aug 17 (ANIDrug companies have stopped supplies to Manipur following extortion demands by a rebel group. ANI

Shankararaman murder case deferred till September 21
A Court here today deferred the Sankararaman murder case till September 21, in which the Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi and his junior Vijayendra Saraswathi, are the main accused. Of the 24 accused, only seven were present when the case came up for hearing before the Principal Sessions Judge D Krishnaraja. ANI

Tripura CMs communal remarks draw ire from Muslims
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkars remarks on Muslim Law and Madrassas (Islamic religious school) in the course of his speech on August 1, has drawn ire from Muslims groups, who have termed the comments as highly objectionable. ANI

Elephant goes on rampage, dies of chocking in Orissa
An elephant, after escaping from a sanctuary, went on rampage and died of chocking here on Friday. ANI

Weaponised helicopter Dhruvs flight was a proud moment for HAL
The Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has begun the test flight of the indigenous Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) Dhruv with new engines and weapons fitted in it. ANI

175 additional radio stations to go on air by year end
Eleven All India Radio (AIR) stations and 164 private Frequency Modulation (FM) radio stations are expected to become operational by the end of this year. ANI

Steel Technology Center to be set up at IIT Kharagpur
The Steel Technology Center will be set up at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur. ANI

Somnath rejects BJPs demand for N-deal discussion under Rule 184
Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee today rejected opposition Bharatiya Janata Partys demand for discussion of the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal under Rule 184 of the Parliament that entails voting. ANI

Ladakh festival, a big draw among food connoisseurs
It was literally a gourmets delight for a large number of people visiting the annual two-day traditional Ladakh Food Festival held here earlier this week. ANI

Meet Jaipurs man of letters!
Though modern-day gazettes appear to have literally robbed Generation X of the joy of writing letters to their near and dear ones, Chandra Prakash Gandhi of Jaipur has been keeping the art of letter-writing alive. ANI

Bhopal girls eager to take up boxing as career option
Setting aside notions that boxing is a game for men, girls in Bhopal are taking to amateur boxing at the Tatya Tope Stadium. ANI

Shiva devotees had fun and frolic too watching dancing girls
The Hindu devotees, who gathered at the religious fair organised at Uttar Pradeshs Ithia Temple, had an opportunity to witness half-clad girls dancing and watch movies during the month-long fair held here on the occasion of Shravan. ANI

Dolomite mines discharge pollutes river, damages tea crop in WB
Rivers and streams situated in the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal have been turning white and murky, due to heavy discharge of waste by dolomite mines operating in the hills. ANI

Ambika Soni to visit Kolkata on August 18
Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni will pay a day-long visit to Kolkata tomorrow to attend several inaugural functions. ANI

ASUS W5Fe - World's First SideShow Notebook is now available in India
Unleash full Vista power with auxiliary display convenience
ASUS Technology Pvt. Ltd., India.

Coca-Cola Strengthens Its Bonds with India, launches "Little Drops of Joy"
Adopts '5-Pillar' growth strategy, focuses ahead on People, Planet, Portfolio, Partners & Performance ~ Coca-Cola Little Drops of Joy, communication initiative to connect with diverse stakeholders
Integral PR

New Surgery for Piles with minimum pain fast recovery, least hospitalization, 30% less cost now available in all hospitals in twin cities
Nine out of ten piles patients avoid surgery due to fear of pain and long recovery period associated with conventional piles surgery. As a result, quacks take advantage of the fear and offer treatments that is unsafe and untested sometimes very dangerous.
Solus Media

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 17, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8840
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8790
Silver (Kg): Rs. 16945
Standard gold: Rs. 8790

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 16400
Sovereign: Rs. 7600
Standard gold: Rs. 8890

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 8955
Silver: Rs. 16800

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. 16520
Retail: Rs. 17700
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8830
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8180

Bullion Rates on August 17, 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 17, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 41.57 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.14 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.74 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 36.92 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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