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August 2, 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 2, 2007

Uma stages sit-in protest against Indo-US nuke deal
Bharatiya Janshakti Party leader Uma Bharti today staged a sit-in protest against the Indo-US nuclear deal. ANI

8 terrorists killed in three-day long army operation in Uri
The army operation against infiltrating terrorists from across the LoC in Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir that began on Tuesday ended today with the elimination of eight hardcore Afghan terrorists. ANI

Centre approves captive mining for gas production by coal gasification, liquefaction
The Centre has approved captive mining for production of gas through coal gasification and liquefaction. ANI

MSRTC strike leaves commuters harried
Bus commuters in Maharashtra faced difficulty today after employees of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) went on one-day strike to register their protest against the State Governments decision to legalise private transport. ANI

AIMF welcomes hike in soldiers allowances
The All India Minorities National Front (AIMF) today hailed the Union Cabinets decision to hike the allowances and perks of the soldiers deployed at field high altitude positions. ANI

Centre takes charge of Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for taking over the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvanthapuram ANI

Centre makes jute packing compulsory this year
With the year 2007-2008 declared as Jute Year, the Centre today made use of jute substances mandatory for packaging. ANI

Cabinet approves implementation of Vocational Training Improvement project
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for implementation of the scheme of Vocational Training Improvement project to improve the employment of their student. ANI

Home Secretaries of India and Bangladesh to strengthen constructive cooperation
The first day of the eighth round of India-Bangladesh Home Secretary level talks was held today in a positive and constructive atmosphere. ANI

Demon King Ravanas Village in Madhya Pradesh worships him
Ravana, the mythological demon King is generally remembered as an embodiment of evil. But for the residents of Madhya Pradeshs Khonpura village their 45-foot Ravana idol is a God. ANI

Orissa Zoo celebrates birth anniversary of three white tigers
Kids here were more than happy to be part of birth anniversary celebrations of three three-year-old white tigers--Rishi, Sitesh and Prachi-at the Nandankanan Zoological Park located on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. ANI

Jinnahs Pakistan heading for disaster
Pakistan would be celebrating its 60th year of Independence on August 14, a day before neighbouring India will be doing same, but the country which was founded by Muhammad Ali Jinnah as a peaceful homeland for the subcontinents Muslims, is faced with a serious domestic crisis. ANI

15 child labourers rescued in Haryana
The Haryana Police today rescued 15 child labourers from a hazardous sponge factory in Karnal. ANI

Asian rights body assails Bangladesh courts indecision on Hasina case
The Asian Centre for Human Rights has denounced the deferral of the order on Shiekh Hasinas bail plea to August 14, 2007 by the Supreme Court of Bangladesh as a blot to justice. ANI

Armymen in field area get hike in allowances
The Union Cabinet today decided to hike monetary allowances and other facilities for armed forces personnel deployed in high altitudes or engaged in counter insurgency operations. ANI

Sanjay Dutt to be shifted to Punes Yerawada Jail
Sanjay Dutt, who was sentenced to six-years of rigorous imprisonment on Wednesday, will be shifted from the Arthur Road Jail to the high security Yerawada Jail in Pune. ANI

Benazir wants Nawaz to make a joint return to Pak
With the Sharif brothers making a second attempt to return home, former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has indirectly invited Nawaz Sharif to come back to the country with her. ANI

Benazir wants Nawaz to make a joint return to Pak
With the Sharif brothers making a second attempt to return home, former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has indirectly invited Nawaz Sharif to come back to the country with her. ANI

Tourists enjoying evenings in Kashmir
With peace returning to the Kashmir Valley, a large number of local residents and tourists from different parts of the country and abroad are able to relax at public places till late in the evening. ANI

Millions displaced in flood-hit Northern, Eastern States
Millions of people have been marooned across Northern and Eastern India in the worst floods of the decade caused due to incessant monsoon rains. ANI

Fans perform special prayers for Sanjay Dutt
Fans of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt held special prayers here for relief to the imprisoned actor. ANI

Haneef says chat conversation being quoted out-of-context
Dr. Mohammad Haneef has said that Australian Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews was quoting him out of context to link him to a failed car bomb plot in Britain. ANI

Three Maoists arrested in Gaya
Police on Wednesday arrested three Maoist rebels in Bihars Gaya District. ANI

Overcome snake-phobia for personality development!
Believe it or not, a private company in Chennai has an unusual personality development programme which teaches participants or students to overcome their fear of snakes. ANI

High-level meet to review Naxal menace
Amid raising concern that the Naxalites are penetrating into new states like Delhi and Punjab, a high-level meeting is being held here today to review the Naxal menace in different parts of the country. ANI

Indo-Bangla Home Secretary level talks to begin today
The eight round of India-Bangladesh Home Secretary level talks will begin here today as part of the bilateral institutional mechanism set up in 1994 to resolve security and border management issues. ANI

HiQ Business Solutions and Sir Speedy Sign Franchisee Agreement
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Fidelity Moves to Promote Sales in Existing Schemes
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Dun & Bradstreet hosted conference on Dynamics of Infrastructure and Real Estate Markets: The Financing Perspective
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Prakash Industries Reports Impressive Performance
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TeleDiagnosys to Open Two World Class Teleradiology Centers in Mumbai and Pune
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Also see International News / Press Releases on August 2, 2007

Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 2, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8800
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8750
Silver (Kg): Rs. 17865

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17550
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8850

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 8895
Silver: Rs. 17600

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. 17665
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8765
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8120

Bullion Rates on August 2, 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 2, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.43 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.11 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.26 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.01 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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