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August 24, 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 24, 2007

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India, Japan to enhance defence cooperation
Defence Minister A K Antony and his Japanese counterpart Yuriko Koike today expressed happiness on the enhanced defence cooperation between the two countries in recent years. ANI

Salman is in Mumbai, likely to surrender on Monday
Actor Salman Khans lawyer today said that his client, against whom a non-bailable arrest warrant has been issued, was in Mumbai and would surrender before the concern authorities in Rajasthan on Monday. ANI

Comptroller and Auditor General tables report in Parliament
The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on the performance audit of Union Government (Civil) Educational Development of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for year ended March 31, 2006 was tabled in Parliament today. ANI

Tread nuclear ground with caution, say former Indian diplomats
Former Indian diplomats on Friday cautioned the government to tread carefully on the Indo-US bilateral civilian nuclear cooperation deal, which will allow India to access nuclear fuel and reactors from the US. ANI

EUs nominee for IMF head meets PM; seeks Indias support
European Unions (EU) nominee for the top post in International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here today to seek Indias support for his candidature. ANI

CPM doesnt want nuke deal to hijack other important issues: Yechury
Communist Party of India (Marxist) Politburo member Sitaram Yechury today toned down the partys stand on the Indo-US civilian nuclear cooperation deal, saying other matters of national interest should also be debated in Parliament. ANI

1,500 kilograms of gold goes into making of aTamil Nadu temple
Devotees and curious onlookers flocked to the Narayani Lakshmi Temple in Tamil Nadu, which has been plated with nearly 1,500 kilograms of gold, worth billions of dollars. ANI

Thousands of migratory birds converge at Orissas Nandankanan Zoo
Bird lovers are rejoicing over the arrival of thousands of local and migratory birdsat Orissas Nandankanan Zoo for their seasonal nesting. ANI

Guilty in Srikrishna Commission report will be punished: Dasmunsi
Parliamentary Affairs Minister P R Dasmunsi today said the UPA Government would deal firmly with those found guilty by the Srikrishna Commission Report on the 1992-93 communal riots in Mumbai. ANI

President asks Hyderabad college students to give back to society
President Pratibha Patil today asked the visiting students of Villa Marie Degree College for Women, Hyderabad to give back to society. ANI

Bangalore police seize five kilograms of heroin
Bangalore Police on Friday seized five kilograms of heroin worth millions of rupees in the international market. ANI

Darjeeling toy train to run two hours faster
After chugging for almost a century and a quarter in West Bengal, Railway authorities have decided to increase the speed of the world famous toy train. ANI

EC issues notice to Jharkhand CM for violating poll conduct
The Election Commission today served a show cause notice to Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda for violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in Jamshedpur, where by-election for Lok Sabha seat is slated for August 29. ANI

Rajasthan court orders arrest of top Orissa cop and his son
A Rajasthan court has issued non-bailable arrest warrants (NBWs) against the Director-General of Police (Fire Services and Home Guards), Cuttack. B B Mohanti and his son Bitihotra, after the latter jumped parole in connection with a rape charge. ANI

Madras High Court upholds legislation on Tamil as compulsory subject
The Madras High Court has upheld a State legislation that makes Tamil a compulsory subject from Class one to nine in all schools in Tamil Nadu from the 2006-07 academic year. ANI

Lakhwinder, treading the Wadali Brothers musical journey
Born to renowned musician and Sufi singer Puran Chand of Wadali Brothers fame, it could be anything but easy for Lakhwinder Wadali to emulate his fathers name and reputation. ANI

Meet the sparrow that just wont leave its rescuer!
A sparrow that was rescued by a Taiwanese couple now refuses to leave them. ANI

Japan Defence Minister meets Antony
Japanese Defence Minister Yuriko Koike met her Indian counterpart A K Antony here today. ANI

Aizwal Book Fair-2007 delights booklovers in Mizoram
A large number of book lovers from different parts of Mizoram recently had a wonderful time collecting books from the wide range put on display during the annual Aizwal Book Fair-2007 here. ANI

Yediyurappa to become next Karnataka Chief Minister: BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that B S Yediyurappa, who is currently Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, will become the next Chief Minister as per the power-sharing agreement between the coalition partners. ANI

Kurko murder case: Shibu Soren to appear before Giridih court
Former Union Minister Shibu Soren, who has been acquitted in the Shashi Nath Jha murder case, will appear before a Giridih court today in connection with the 1974 Kurko murder case.Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Soren is an accused along with some others, who had allegedly killed one Balbir Rai of Kurko village in Giridih District, for having killed a goat and eaten its meat. ANI

Chinkara case: Salmans fate to be decided today
The Jodhpur district and sessions court will give its verdict on Bollywood actor Salman Khans appeal against a five-year jail term handed to him by a lower court last year for poaching a Chinkara during the shooting of a film. ANI

Burgers, pizzas make way for milk-processed products in Punjab
Burgers, pizzas and sandwiches are making way for milk-processed products in Punjab, which is experiencing a boom.The Moudgil family of Chandigarh has taken a fancy to milk processed products like cheese and butter. ANI

Chinkara case: Salmans bail plea rejected
Rejecting Bollywood actor Salman Khans bail plea in connection with the Chinkara case, the Jodhpur District and Sessions Court today issued arrest warrant against him. ANI

Rajasthan to Host 'Resurgent Rajasthan: Partnership Summit'
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Today's Petrotech, ITT Corporation to Set Up Rs 30 Crore Facility
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Ingres Debuts Its Business Intelligence Appliance
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 24, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8875
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8825
Silver (Kg): Rs. 16925

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 16490
Sovereign: Rs. 7600
Standard gold: Rs. 8910

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. 16400
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8850
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8200

Bullion Rates on August 24, 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 24, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 41.18 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.41 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.85 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 35.53 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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