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August 21, 2007

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India News / Press Releases on August 21, 2007

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Contradictions could be resolved for a durable policy framework: PM
In the backdrop of the Indo-US nuclear deal becoming a bone of contention between the ruling UPA and the Left and the survival of the government being questioned, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said that sometimes problem do arise in implementing some adopted policies, but such contradictions could be resolved to build a durable and stable policy framework. ANI

Bollywood welcomes Sanjay Dutts bail, but actor awaits his release
The Mumbai film industry has welcomed the Supreme Courts decision granting interim bail to actor Sanjay Dutt in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. But the actor is still awaiting his release since the requisite papers have not reached Yeravada jail, where he is lodged. ANI

Shia, Sunnis clash over building Bismillah Khans tomb
The idea of creating a memorial at the grave of Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan has led to clashes between the two Muslim sects-Shias and Sunnis-in Varanasi. ANI

LeT militant involved in Shalimar bus blast eliminated
The Jammu and Kashmir police today eliminated two top Lashker-e-Toiba militants in Shopian after a daylong encounter. One of the slain militant, Ab Hai Rather alias Sad Bhai Khubab, was the district commander of the LeT and was responsible for the July 29 bus blast in Shalimar Bagh in Srinagar. ANI

Handwara incident led to exodus of non-Kashmiri labourers from Valley: Centre
The Centre today admitted that after the Handwara rape and murder incident, a sizeable section of non-local workers and labourers left the Valley due to the threats issued by certain secessionist groups. ANI

Centre has not received any ULFA proposals for direct talks: Home Ministry
The Centre today said that it has not received any formal proposal from rebel United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) for direct talks. ANI

Terrorist related violence in Kashmir down by one-third
The number of terrorists related violence in Jammu and Kashmir has significantly dipped in last one year and has come down by 33 per cent till July, 2007, as compared to the same period in 2006, according to Union Home Ministry. ANI

Centre sends fact-finding team to gutted Kashmir arms depot
The Centre has sent a four-member fact-finding team to Kashmir to investigate the Khundroo ammunition depot fire in Anantnag in which twenty one people died, including army personnel, firefighters and civilians. ANI

Japanese PM Abe arrives in New Delhi
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, accompanied by a 200-strong delegation of business leaders, arrived here today on a three-day visit to strengthen the bilateral ties with India. ANI

Coimbatore artist makes matchstick monuments
Venkatesh of Coimbatore is an expert in creating art works using matchsticks. He has created various replicas of famous monuments and historical structures. ANI

Jaswant Singh donated Rana Pratap statue unveiled in Parliament
A life-size statue of Maharana Pratap on horseback was unveiled in the Parliament complex on Tuesday. ANI

Centre seeks report from Indian mission in Germany on racial attack
The Centre has sought a report from Indian mission in Germany on an alleged racial attack on Indians by a mob in Eastern Germany. ANI

Uttar Pradesh flood death toll rises to 205
The flood toll in Uttar Pradesh has climed to 205 with the death of another eight persons. ANI

Karat, Bardhan criticism of Manmohan, nuke deal makes Left cadres happy
The vociferous attack against Manmohan Singh and the Indo-US nuclear deal by Left leaders Prakash Karat and AB Bardhan, has made party workers happy at grassroots. ANI

Vajpayee admitted to AIIMS
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was today admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here after he complained of giddiness. ANI

Uproar in Parliament over Ambassador Sens remarks on nuke deal
Parliamentarians today cut across party lines to condemn Indian Ambassador to the United States Ronen Sens statement, in which he allegedly called the Left headless chickens for opposing the Indo-US nuclear deal. ANI

Landslide blocks National Highway in West Bengal
Landslides, triggered by torrential rains have crippled traffic on the National Highway in West Bengal. ANI

Silk weaving, a big business in Assam
Ever heard of shoes made of silk? Yes its true. An entrepreneur from Guwahati has presented an idea to redesign and market the traditional product of the Assam ANI

People relieved as oil companies call off strike
People heaved a sigh of relief after employees of public sector oil companies called off their strike on Tuesday. ANI

Rameshwar Thakur sworn-in as Karnataka Governor
Former Governor of Orissa Rameshwar Thakur was today sworn-in as the 15th Governor of Karnataka. ANI

Advani predicts governments fall over Indo-US nuclear deal
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today predicted that the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) would have to drop the Indo-US nuclear deal to stay in office. ANI

Dalai Lama admires Apple Messiah American missionary Stokes
Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has paid tribute to American-born Indian missionary Satyanand Stokes, who introduced apples to Himachal Pradesh. ANI

Indo-Japan talks to focus on economic, science and technology cooperation
Talks between India and Japan during the visit of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will primarily focus on enhancing economic, scientific and technological cooperation, a senior official of the Japanese Government said today. ANI

Destitute kids of Kolkata produce film for International Festival
Children living on the margins of society have produced a film depicting their plight for the international film festival to be held next month. ANI

Orissas daily wager pulls a motorbike with moustache!
Sporting a moustache may have ceased to fascinate of the youngsters in metropolitan cities, but for 34-year-old Siba Prasad Mallick of Orissa his moustache is his biggest pride. ANI

Police warn of Olympic hijack threat
Hijackers may pose a potential threat to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Chinese police officers and civil aviation officials have warned. ANI

Family and fans wait for Sanjay Dutts release from Pune prison
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutts fans continue to wait outside Punes Yerwada Jail today for his release, in the wake of the Supreme Court granting the actor interim bail. ANI

Beijing facing overpopulation crisis, warn experts
Beijings population exceeds 17 million, and is just a million short of reaching the ceiling the city government had set for itself for the year 2020. ANI

Nuclear medicine surpasses other medical testing techniques
Nuclear medicine is being increasingly used in India for great many applications in diagnosis and treatment of diseases like cancer, according to Dr Atul Pathak, Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Escorts Heart and Super Specialty Institute. ANI

Musharraf should give way to younger, capable generals: Benazir
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief Benazir Bhutto has urged President General Pervez Musharraf to quit army so that younger and capable generals take over the office of Chief of the Army Staff. ANI

Left playing Chinas game in seeking to dump US-India nuke pact: Experts
There is a growing consensus among strategic experts in India and the United States that the Left is pushing India towards playing a secondary role to China by insisting that the Manmohan Singh-led UPA not seek International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) approvals for the July 18, 2005 US-India civil nuclear cooperation pact. ANI

Oil PSU employees call off strike
Within hours of going on an indefinite strike, employees of public sector oil companies called off their stir after the government agreed on higher interim relief on Tuesday. ANI

Paramedics in Kashmir demand regularisation of services
Hundreds of paramedics staged a protest here, demanding regularisation of their services in Kashmir. ANI

Malaysian car rally welcomed at Wagah
A high-profile Malaysian car rally, which is on its way to Kuala Lumpur from Cape Town in South Africa, entered India on Monday after crossing the Wagah border check post in Punjab. ANI

Oil PSU employees go on indefinite strike
Employees of public sector oil companies went on an indefinite strike from today, demanding higher wages and release of ad hoc payment. ANI

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to arrive today
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will arrive here today on a three-day visit to strengthen the bilateral ties with India. ANI

NISSIN to Set Up Manufacturing Facility at Neemrana-Phase III, Rajasthan
Business Wire India

Reebok Rolls-out Fitness Camps for Runners
Business Wire India

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Nandan Biomatrix and Desmet Ballestra for their Efforts in the Indian Biofuels Market
Business Wire India

Wipro Technologies designated as Authorized Test Laboratory by Wi-Fi ALLIANCE®
Business Wire India

Lavasa Brings International Hospitality Learning to India
Business Wire India

'Campus Collection' for college goers from Fastrack Eye Gear
Aspirations cloud our minds when we go from school to college and continue to have them when the college reopens, wondering how the first day at college is going to be after a long vacation? If you will be the hunter or the hunted with ragging? What to wear and how to dress, to grab all the attention you always desired.
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 21, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8850
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8800
Silver (Kg): Rs. 16940

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 16600
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8920

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 8940
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. 16535
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8830
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8180

Bullion Rates on August 21, 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 21, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 41.06 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 81.41 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.34 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 35.8 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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