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August 23, 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 23, 2007

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Govt approves amendments to Payment and Settlement Systems Bill, 2006
The Union Cabinet today approved making amendments to the Payment and Settlement Systems Bill, 2006 based primarily on the recommendations of the Standing Committee of Parliament on Finance, already introduced in Lok Sabha. ANI

Cabinet approves signing of treaty with Vietnam on mutual legal assistance
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for signing of Mutual Legal Assistance Treat in Criminal Matters with Vietnam, and also ratification of the treaty. ANI

Indo-US relation is solid: US Admiral Keating
Visiting US Pacific Command Chief, Admiral Timothy J Keating today termed the Indo-US relationship as solid, and said that besides interoperability, the US Navy is keen to exchange information and share databases with the Indian Navy, to make international maritime security more robust. ANI

Fear of losing face globally led to rejection of Malabars postponement
The UPA Government was reportedly thinking about postponing multilateral naval exercise Malabar with the US to appease the Left, but deferred it over fears of losing credibility abroad. ANI

PM approves funding of railway projects in North East
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved funding of the Bogibeel Rail-cum Road Bridge and the Rangia-Murkongselek gauge conversion projects at a cost of Rs1980 crores. ANI

I have a long battle to face, please pray for me: Sanjay Dutt
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was released today from Punes Yeravada jail where he was lodged in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, said he has full faith in the judiciary, but has a long battle to face. ANI

Indian soldier cremated 40 years after his death
The snow-preserved body of an Indian soldier was cremated here on Thursday, 40 years after he died in a plane crash in the Himalayas. ANI

Cutting trees forbidden in Dharamshala temple complex
Almost eight hectares of forest land around the Baba Sidh Goriyan Temple in Sidhbari near Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh abounds in trees of various kinds. ANI

Chandigarh joins big cities with its own souvenirs
Chandigarh has joined big cities like London, New York and Singapore by releasing its own souvenirs and memorabilia. ANI

China facing sex imbalance threat, warn experts
Experts have warned that China could suffer from a sex imbalance in the not to distant future because of an increasing crime rate, a growing demand for pornography and illegal marriages. ANI

Reliance Fresh closed keeping in view law and order situation: Mayawati
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today said the order to close 10 new Reliance Industries supermarkets was given keeping in view the law and order situation in the state. ANI

Sanjay Dutt was treated like any other prisoner, say jail authorities
Maharashtra State prison officials have said that no special privileges were giving to Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt during his stay at Yeravada Jail, from where he was released today. ANI

Tibet enjoying tourism boom thanks to Qinghai-Tibet Railway
The Tibet Autonomous Region in Southwest China is enjoying a booming tourism industry thanks to the opening of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway over a year ago. ANI

West Bengal to play major role in India-Japan relations: Abe
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who arrived in Kolkata on Thursday during the second leg of his three-day Indian visit, said his country expects West Bengal to play a key role in strengthening Indo-Japanese ties. ANI

Kanpur man ready to display rare antiques in a museum
A 40 year-old man in Kanpur has claimed possesses rare antiques, which he is willing to display in a museum. ANI

CPI-M Central Committee endorses Politburos stand on Indo-US N-deal
The two-day Communist Party of India (Marxist) Central Committee meeting concluded here today, with it endorsing the Politburos stand on the Indo-US civilian nuclear cooperation deal. ANI

Uttar Pradesh hamlet facing problem of handicapped children
k Chak (Uttar Pradesh), Aug.23 (ANISemra Manik Chak hamlet, with a population of about 2,000, has at least one or more member suffering with some kind of disability in almost every family. ANI

Mayawati withdraws 20-day-old farm policy
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday withdrew the agriculture investment policy, which was announced on August 3, saying it was only a voluntary alternative arrangement for the farmers benefit. ANI

First ever monkey sterilisation in Andhra Pradesh
Wildlife officials, in a first ever initiative of its kind in Andhra Pradesh, have sterilised at least 10 monkeys in a forest reserve to curb the growing population of simians here. ANI

Orissa tribals in Satkosia sanctuary seek government help to survive
Orissas Satkosia Gorge (Tikarpada) Sanctuary spread over 800 kilometres of area overlapping Angul, Cuttack, Nayagarh and Boudh Districts is described by many as nature lovers paradise. ANI

Japanese Prime Minister leaves for Kolkata
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday left for Kolkata on the second leg of his three-day visit to India. ANI

Police baton charge agitating teachers in Ranchi
Police baton charged agitating teachers here, following a demand for better remuneration. About a dozen were injured in the clash. ANI

Police seize six kilograms of heroin in Punjab
Police in Ludhiana, Punjab, have claimed to have busted an international drugs syndicate with the seizure of six kilograms of heroin and the arrest of three smugglers. ANI

Japans First Lady rides in Delhi Metro
Japans First Lady, Akie Abe, took a ride on the capitals swanky Metro Rail on Wednesday. ANI

Yadwinder Singhs Ranjha to appeal to younger audiences
Yadwinder Singh, an expatriate Punjabi artist, is all set to enthral music lovers with his album Ranjha. ANI

Sanjay Dutt released from Punes Yerwada Jail
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was released from Punes Yerwada Jail this morning. ANI

Mukesh Ambani Emphasizes Innovation as Key Driver for Excellence at TERI's Foundation Day Lecture
Business Wire India

Indian Delegation Interacts with Norwegian Leaders for Forging Partnership in Aquaculture
Business Wire India

Tanla Solutions Appoints Srinivas Ravi as Senior Vice President, Product Development and Strategy
Business Wire India

Up to 50 Percent Cashback Offers for Visa Cardholders who Make Bookings on Travelguru
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Vertu Ascent Ferrari 1947 Limited Edition, Celebrates Ferrari's 60th Anniversary
Business Wire India

Samsung launches Mobile Tracker Phones in India
Provides Solutions to Mobile Loss and Emergency Situations; Launches this feature across the price range in all form factors
Integral PR

An all time favourite and healthy drink - Buttermilk
The proverb, 'Health is wealth', still holds true even today and we need to watch what we eat and drink.
Integral PR

Also see International News / Press Releases on August 23, 2007

Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 23, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8895
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8845
Silver (Kg): Rs. 16955

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. 16420
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8880
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8230

Bullion Rates on August 23, 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 23, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.86 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 81.62 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.38 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 35.25 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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