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August 20, 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 20, 2007

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Ambika Soni opens China National Tourist Office
Union Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni and China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) Chairman Shao Quwei jointly inaugurated the China National Tourist Office here today. ANI

Parsis celebrate Navroz with fervour and gaiety
Members of the Parsi community on Monday celebrated the Zoroastrian New Year, Navroz with fervour and gaiety. ANI

BJP raps UPAs farm policies
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday held the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government responsible for the crisis in the farm sector and increasing number of farmers suicides. ANI

Greenpeace demands law to govern e-waste in India
Greenpeace activists on Monday took out a protest on Monday demanding a law to govern e-waste management in the country. ANI

Uma Bharti demands safety of Ram Sethu in lieu of Sethusamudram Project
Bharatiya Janshakti Party leader Uma Bharti on Monday said that she was not opposed to the Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project, if the government assured the safety of the mythological bridge, Ram Sethu. ANI

PM gives away Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award to Hem Dutta
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today gave away the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award-2006 to noted Gandhian from Assam Hem Dutta on the occasion of 63rd birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. ANI

Lefts stand on nuclear deal remains undiluted
The demand by the Left parties to immediately halt further negotiations to operationalise the Indo-US civilian nuclear energy cooperation agreement remained undiluted on Monday with the constituents of the Left Front asking the UPA government not to send representatives to Vienna for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meet. ANI

Antony apprehends delay in Gorshkov delivery due to unforeseen problems
The Defence Ministry, which has been maintaining that there has been no official communication regarding the delay in Russian aircraft carrier Gorshkov from Moscow, today said that there are apprehensions that some delay may take place due to unforeseen problems. ANI

Family, friends and fans celebrate Sanjay Dutts bail
Family, friends and fans of Sanjay Dutt burst into celebrations after the Supreme Court granted the actor interim bail in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. ANI

Delays in DRDO projects are due to genuine difficulties: Antony
Defence Minister A K Antony today said that there has been delays in some of the projects carried out by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and added that delays were due to some genuine difficulties. ANI

Chandigarh women artists group takes lead in promoting professional abilities in women
`WE, an all women artists group, is encouraging women, who were losing touch with their professional abilities in art. ANI

Chandigarh anti-obesity association promotes healthy lifestyles
The Chandigarh-based Association for Study of Obesity (ASO) has started an initiative to help obese people overcome their problems related with weight. ANI

Delhis Khalsa Diwan Welfare Society transforming Afghan kids lives
Giving Afghan youth, including those belonging to the Sikh community, a sense of freedom to choose and live is a motto the Khalsa Diwan Welfare Society here swears by. ANI

Jyoti Basu rules out mid-term polls over nuke deal
Veteran Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Jyoti Basu on Monday ruled out mid-term polls over Indo-US civil nuclear deal, which the Left alliance is opposing. ANI

Afghanistani Sikh families seek a new life in India
The turmoil in Afghanistan may have compelled a large number of Sikh families to flee their motherland, and now a majority of those living in India are seeking a new life here, and hope that the Indian Government will come forward to resurrect their lives in some way. ANI

Step aside Daler Mehndi, your wife Nikki wants the mike
Punjabi Bhangra King Daler Mehndi is facing competition on the home front, but of a different kind! His wife, Nikki, has decided to make her debut as a singer, 15 years after the two wed. ANI

Environment lovers in Dharamshala against certain Buddhist rituals
Many residents and environmentalists at Dharamshala are worried over the Tantrik prayer flags of Buddhists Bon, that are feared to be polluting environment here. ANI

Punjabis renew their faith in alternative medicines
In India, faith in alternative medicines is growing, and people, including Punjabis, are craving for any kind of medicinal system that offers them a complete cure to their ailments. ANI

More Chinese use transliteration of Western names
More Chinese are given names in western style or just direct transliteration of Western names, according to a survey on the use of Chinese language. ANI

Three in ten Chinese scientists are women
Three in ten scientists in China are women, according to statistics revealed at an international seminar on women in science in Beijing. ANI

Supreme Court grants interim bail to Sanjay Dutt(Lead: Sanjay)
The Supreme Court on Monday granted Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt interim bail in connection with his sentence of six years of rigorous imprisonment by the TADA court for violating the Arms Act at the height of the 1993 communal riots in Mumbai. ANI

Without integrating Naga areas, no solution is possible: Muivah
In an exclusive interaction with ANI after the recent extension of the Naga ceasefire for an indefinite period recently National Socialist Council of Nagaland or NSCN(IM) leaders Isak Chishi Swu, Chairman and Thuingaleng Muivah, General Secretary, categorically reiterated that the continuation of the cease-fire will depend on the progress in talks. ANI

Friends of Rajan Zed launched to promote famous Hindu chaplains vision of universalism
Admirers of Rajan Zed, the well-known Hindu chaplain from Nevada, who read the first Hindu prayer in United States (US) Senate in Washington DC recently in its 218 years history, have floated a Friends of Rajan Zed organization. ANI

Central Vigilance Commission has disposed off 393 cases in 2007
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) disposed of 393 cases referred to it for advice in July, 2007. ANI

15 al-Qaeda suspects arrested in Manipur
The Assam Rifles have arrested 15 men suspected to be al-Qaeda operatives from Moreh town in Manipurs Chandel District bordering Myanmar. ANI

Supreme Court issues notice to J-K Government on Jammu migrants relief
A three judge division bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Justice Tarun Chatterjee and Justice R.V. Raveendran, today issued notice to the Jammu and Kashmir Government through the states Relief Commissioner to update it on the status of relief being provided to Jammu migrants. ANI

Quality family time is what makes the youth happy
Spending time with family is the key to happiness for youngsters, aged 13 to 24, according to a new poll. ANI

Rajeev Gandhi Manav Seva awards for child welfare announced
The Ministry for Women and Child Development has announced the Rajeev Gandhi Manav Seva Awards for outstanding contribution towards child development, child protection and child welfare. ANI

NDA demands parliamentary panel to assess Indo-US nuclear deal
Commenting on the formation of an expert committee to look into the nuke deal concerns of Left parties, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) today demanded the appointment of a Parliamentary panel to study the pact. ANI

Maoists attack home of Bihar village official, kill three
Dozens of Maoist attacked the home of the head of a block in Bihar on Sunday night, and killed three persons. ANI

Nation pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi on his 63rd birth anniversary
The nation on Monday paid homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 63rd birth anniversary. ANI

Assams favourite is body-building
Who doesnt want a fit n fine body? But most of us are reluctant to sweat it out in the gym, and that too without a professional trainer. ANI

Mobile telephony modernising Mizoram
Mobile telephony is making a hug impact in Indians north-eastern region. ANI

Kanwarias pray at Bihars Bodh Gaya Temple
Bodh Gaya, a Buddhist pilgrimage centre, is visited by a large number of Kanwarias (Lord Shiva devotees) on their return journey from Deogarh, a famous religious place in Jharkhand. ANI

Supreme Court grants interim bail to Sanjay Dutt
The Supreme Court on Monday granted Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt interim bail in connection with his sentence of six years of rigorous imprisonment for violating the Arms Act at the height of the 1993 communal riots in Mumbai. ANI

PM urges political parties to appreciate Indias energy security strategy
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today urged all political parties to appreciate pursuing a sound energy security strategy, saying it is in the national interest. ANI

Floating art exhibition in Gods own country (Re-issue)
A houseboat has opened up its decks for artists to hold exhibitions in a bid to reach out art aficionados and tourists, while enjoying the serenity of backwaters in Kerala. ANI

Left parties meeting over Indo-US nuclear deal
All four Left parties-- CPI, CPI (M), Forward Bloc and RSP-- will meet here later in the day to decide their next course of action over the Indo-US civilian nuclear cooperation deal. ANI

Ambika Soni to open China National Tourism Administration
Union Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni will inaugurate the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) office here today. ANI

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

Supreme Court to hear Sanjay Dutts bail plea
The Supreme Court will today hear the bail plea of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been sentenced for six years of rigorous imprisonment by a TADA Court under the Arms Act. ANI

'How Mortgage Companies Can Achieve 95% Automation Levels' White Paper Released
Business Wire India

IIT Kharagpur Nina Saxena Excellence in Technology Award for Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Director Dr. S.P.S Khanuja
Business Wire India

Online Rakhi Gifts by The New Age Thread of Brother-Sister Relation
Business Wire India

Reliance Life Insurance Works its Way into "The Work 07" with JWT
Business Wire India

Karunya's debut album launched
"Karunya", From The Boy Next Door To The Voice Of The Nation
Solus Media

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 20, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8865
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8815
Silver (Kg): Rs. 17060

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. 16695
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8835
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8190

Bullion Rates on August 20, 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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