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August 18, 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 18, 2007

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Congress reviews political situation amidst Lefts anti-nuke deal cry
The top Congress leaders met here on Saturday evening to hold discussions in the wake of the Left Fronts continuing opposition to the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal. ANI

IAF pilots of microlight expedition receive warm hospitality at Karachi
The IAF pilots envisaging to break the world record in circumnavigation of the globe today landed their microlight aircraft at the Karachi airport amidst warm greetings from the Pakistani officials and the local Base Commander of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). ANI

Bhopal students learn about harmless side of snake on Nag Panchami
Keen to educate children and students about snakes, an expert here showcased the harmless side of these reptiles today, which also happens to be Nag Panchami festival. ANI

Ramadoss gets Polio Eradication Champion Award
Rotary International on Saturday conferred this years Polio Eradication Champion Award on Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss. ANI

Walk the withdrawal talk: BJP to Left
The Left parties persistent opposition to the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal has led to the BJP asking the former to act on their withdrawal threat, and criticised it for continuing shadow boxing with the Congress-led UPA government. ANI

Vaishno Devi pilgrimage may touch 86 lakhs in 2015
The annual pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi on Trikuta Hills is likely to touch a new high of 72. 28 lakhs in 2009 and 86 lakhs in 2015 against 69.05 lakhs presently. ANI

Mopping operations around gutted Kashmir arms depot continue
The army has started a major operation to clear up the gutted arms depot of hundreds of hazardous rockets, artillery shells and bombs in Khundroo village. ANI

Patna students protest against kidnapping of Akash
Students of a school in Patna took to the streets on Saturday to protest the kidnapping of their twelve-year-old schoolmate, Akash. ANI

Bhopal gas victims demand justice on lines of 1993 Mumbai blast
Hundreds of victims of the 1984 deadly gas tragedy in Bhopal city staged a protest here on Saturday, and sought justice similar to what has been delivered in other cases like the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast. ANI

Petition questioning CBIs failure to extradite Quattrocchi moved in SC
A petition was filed in the Supreme Court today seeking a direction from the apex court to the Government and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to place before it all documents pertaining to Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchis extradition from Argentina where he was detained for six months. ANI

Hearing in Babri mosque demolition case adjourned till August 29
A special court here today adjourned the hearing in the Babri mosque demolition case till August 29. ANI

Students in Patna demand release of their kidnapped schoolmate
Students of a school in Bihar took to the streets on Saturday to protest the kidnapping of their twelve-year-old schoolmate, Akash. ANI

Avoid moving forward on nuke deal: Karat to Manmohan
The CPI (M) has asked the Congress-led UPA government to stop proceeding further in the operationalisation of the Indo-US civilian nuclear energy cooperation and not to sign any safeguard agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). ANI

Queen of the Hills, Shimla, faces severe water scarcity
Hit hard by water scarcity, Shimla is facing a parched future. ANI

City of Lakes promotes horse-riding for elite and commoners
Bhopal, the City of Lakes and capital of Madhya Pradesh has taken the elitist tag attached with the sport of horse-riding off. ANI

Idol makers in Mumbai gear up for annual Ganesh Chaturthi festival
Hundreds of idol makers in Maharashtra are busy these days preparing idols of Lord Ganesh, ahead of his annual birthday celebrations. ANI

Manmohan, Sonia meet Karat over nuke deal
CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Saturday afternoon over the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement at the latters official residence here. ANI

River water swamps Uttar Pradesh villages
Several villages in Uttar Pradesh face a flood-like situation with the River Ganga flowing near its danger mark. ANI

Nag Panchami sees devotees bowing to serpentine deities
Nag Panchami, which brings out a unique bondage between man and reptile, was celebrated with gusto across northern India on Saturday. ANI

Journalists protest rebel activities in Manipur - Amended
Journalists are on the warpath in Manipur to protest against activities of rebel groups in the State. ANI

Haneefs colleague Dr Ali returns from Australia
Mohammad Asif Ali, an Indian doctor who was questioned by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in connection with the June terror plot in UK, arrived in India on Friday. ANI

Uttar Pradesh struggles to contain Japanese Encephalitis
Doctors in Uttar Pradesh are grappling to fight off the spread of Japanese Encephalitis, a deadly viral infection, that has claimed at least 65 lives so far in the region. ANI

Five killed in Mumbai building collapse(Lead: Mumbai building collapse)
Five persons were killed after a portion of a five-storeyed Giridhar building collapsed onto an adjoining house in south Mumbai late on Friday night. ANI

Dal Lakes Chhali Point treats visitors to mouth-watering roasted corn
There is a parking place adjacent to Kashmirs Dal Lake, renamed Chhali Point or Corn Point, because of its hugely popular mouth-watering roasted corn outlets. ANI

Security forces to be reinforced in insurgency-hit Assam: Jaiswal
Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal has said that security forces would be reinforced in Assam following the killings of migrant labourers in Karbi Anglong District last week. ANI

Chennai zoo acquires 76 rare birds
The Arignar Anna Zoological Park, located in Vandalur, 30 kilometers from Chennai has acquired 76 rare birds, including parakeets and hybrid pea fowls. ANI

Frolicking pachyderms create scare in West Bengal
Two wild elephants created a scare in West Bengal, as they frolicked in a river close to human habitation before vanishing back into the woods. ANI

Kamal Nath to lay foundation stone of NIIPM today
Union Commerce Minister Kamal Nath will today lay the foundation stone of the new National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (NIIPM) here today. ANI

Ambika Soni to visit Kolkata today
Union Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni will arrive here today on a day-long visit to inaugurate the Travel and Tourism Fair. 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

Nagas welcome extension of cease-fire
People in Nagaland have hailed the indefinite extension of a cease-fire between rebel Naga groups and the Central Government, describing it as a landmark development. ANI

Punjab promotes Kisan-Khet schools to motivate its farmers
In an initiative aimed at motivating farmers to take up the production of export quality Basmati rice crop, the Punjab Agriculture Department has opened Kisan-Khet schools under a crop diversification programme here. ANI

Dera Sacha Sauda chiefs bail plea hearing adjourned
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today adjourned the hearing on a bail plea of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh till Monday, in connection with murder and rape cases. ANI

Landslides halt toy train service in Himachal Pradesh
A cloudburst that struck Himachal Pradesh has thrown the century-old toy train service out of gear. ANI

Chennai port workers threaten to go on strike from September
Workers of Chennai port threatened to launch an indefinite strike from September 1, if authorities dont hike wages and retirement age. ANI

Musharraf confident about his re-election before Oct 15
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said that he would be re-elected from the current assemblies at any cost before October 15, and that too in uniform. ANI

Panthers Party chief blames J-K CM Azad for police atrocities on migrants
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party has blamed Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for the recent police atrocities on migrants. ANI

China says its moon mission is not a race with others
Chinas lunar probe program has no purpose other than scientific achievement, and it is not competing with any other country, a senior Chinese official has said. ANI

Nawaz admits to understanding with Saudi Arabia, but not with Musharraf
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has categorically denied having any understanding with President Pervez Musharraf, but admitted that he had some sort of agreement with Saudi Arabia. ANI

English letters make learning Chinese easier
Many English letters have become a part of the Chinese language, making it easier for locals to use instant messenger tools such as MSN or QQ, listen to music on MP3 players and log on the Internet using ADSL. ANI

China takes steps to ensure toy safety
The recent recall of potentially unsafe toys in the United States and other countries, has prompted the Chinese Commerce Ministry to take steps to ensure toy safety. ANI

Left parties meeting over Indo-US nuke deal
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and CPI are holding a crucial meeting here today in the wake of its standoff with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government over the Indo-US civilian nuclear cooperation deal. ANI

Punjab Police to grill Dera chief
The Punjab Police will question Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh today in connection with a case filed against him for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. ANI

Babloo to appear before Delhi court in MCOCA case
Underworld don Bablu Srivastava will be produced before a Delhi court today as his 20 days police custody in a MCOCA case for allegedly running an extortion racket in the national capital during 1983-97, ended today. ANI

Ayodhya demolition case hearing today
A special court will hear the Babri mosque demolition case here today. ANI

Krishnasastriyam Audio Album Released
LalitaMohanam's maiden release garners critical acclaim for its graceful and captivating musical interpretations for eight of Krishnasastry's lyrical gems
Solus Media

World Photography Day Contest and Photo Exhibition Winners Announced
To mark the occasion, the A.P Press Photographers Association, gave a call last month for entries and invited contributions from photojournalists.
Solus Media

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 18, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8900
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8850
Silver (Kg): Rs. 16960

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 16645
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8880
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8230

Bullion Rates on August 18, 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.

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