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August 27, 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 27, 2007

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President, Vice President, PM greet the nation on Raksha Bandhan
President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, which is being celebrated tomorrow. ANI

Kerala celebrates Onam with fervour and gaiety
The Malayalee population here today celebrated the traditional harvest festival Onam, which also marks the homecoming of the mythical King Mahabali. ANI

Left-UPA meeting centres on mechanism to ease nuke deal tensions
A series of meeting between the Left leaders and the UPA today centred around the setting up of a mechanism to review the implementation of the US Hyde Act on the bilateral 123-Agreement pertaining to the Indo-US nuclear deal. ANI

PM asks Chief Ministers to provide basic services to urban poor
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today sent a letter to all the Chief Ministers of the States asking them to prepare a time-bound action plans for providing all basic services for the urban poor in major cities in their States. ANI

Bihar flood victims strip to draw attention to their woes
Bihar flood victims stripped to their undergarments here today in a bid to draw the governments attention to their woes. ANI

Seal commercial units in unauthorised colonies, SC tells MCD
The Supreme Court today directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to seal all commercial establishments in Delhis unauthorised colonies within three weeks. ANI

Armed forces still far away from launching joint operations: Army Chief
Chief of Army, General J J Singh, today said that despite rich experience, the three services of the armed forces have a long way to go in launching joint operations. ANI

Pak terror outfits LeT, JeM could be behind Hyderabad twin blasts: Centre
A day after Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil refused to take name of foreign terror outfits behind the twin Hyderabad blasts that left 44 people dead and over sixty people injured, Union Home Secretary today said that Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) could have masterminded the blasts. ANI

74 Orissa tribals killed by cholera outbreak in past two weeks
Seventy four tribal people have died and another 1800 are ailing for the past two weeks due to a cholera outbreak in Orissas Rayagada and Kalahandi Districts. ANI

Country ready to tackle terror outfits Nuclear-Biological -Chemical attack
A top scientist of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has said that the country is prepared to tackle any nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) attack carried out by any terror outfits. ANI

Lord Krishna devotees enjoy Vrindavans swings
A large number of Lord Krishna devotees are visiting various temples across Vrindavan city in Uttar Pradesh, these days to participate in the festivities of ongoing Jhoolan Mahotsav or Swings Festival here. ANI

Three killed in Mumbai building collapse
At least three people were killed and five were injured when a section of a residential building collapsed in Mumbai this morning.The building, which is over 60-years old, is located in the Dongri area of south-central Mumbai. ANI

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar teaches peace to Iraqis
Art of Living Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is teaching the relevance of peace to people in war torn Iraq and Israel. ANI

Asian rights body condemns denial of bail to Shiekh Hasina
The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today condemned the denial of bail to former Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by the Supreme Court of that country. ANI

Manmohan Singh wants Kerala-TN row over Salem rail division solved amicably
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written a letter to Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav to solve the railway row between Kerala and Tamil Nadu amicably. ANI

Police probing Nagpur links in Saturdays Hyderabad blasts
Nagpur Police is conducting investigations in the city to trace any connection to Saturdays twin blasts in Hyderabad. ANI

Sanjay to get TADA court judgement copy on Sept. 27
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who is out on interim bail in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blast case, will get a copy of the TADA court judgment order on September 27. ANI

Patna residents complain of receiving contaminated water supply
Residents of flood-hit Bihar have complained about receiving contaminated water supply in their homes. ANI

Infiltration continues in Kashmir: General J J Singh
The Chief of Army Staff, General J J Singh, today said that infiltration attempts in Kashmir have not reduced. ANI

PM greets nation on Raksha Bandhan
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has greeted citizens in India and abroad ahead of the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, which will be celebrated on August 28. ANI

Fire destroys goods worth thousands of dollars in Pune
A major fire at a Spencers retail outlet godown in the Kondhwa region of Pune has destroyed goods worth thousands of dollars. ANI

Candlelight demonstration in Hyderabad against twin blasts
Hundreds participated in a candlelight demonstration on Sunday night against Saturdays twin blasts. Residents called on the Government to curb the menace of terrorism. ANI

Bodies of seven Hyderabad blast victims reach Pune
The bodies of seven engineering students, who were killed in Saturdays twin bomb explosions in Hyderabad, have reached Pune. ANI

Rajasthan High Court to hear Salman Khans bail plea on Wednesday
The Rajasthan High Court will hear Bollywood actor Salman Khans plea for bail in connection with the 1998 Chinkara poaching case. ANI

Landslide blocks National Highway in West Bengal
A landslide, triggered by heavy rains, has disrupted traffic along the National Highway 31-A in West Bengal. ANI

Salman Khan to approach Rajasthan High Court
Bollywood actor Salman Khan will approach the Rajasthan High Court today seeking a suspension of his five-year jail sentence in 1998 chinkara poaching case. ANI

BJP, VHP calls for state-wide shutdown
The Bharatiya Janata Partys (BJP) Andhra Pradesh unit and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) called for a state-wide shutdown to protest against the governments soft stand in handling of terrorism in the wake of twin blasts in the city. ANI

For Punjabi women, career now takes precedence over social life
The new breed of women in Punjab is happy to be single with a glossy degree, a well-heeled job and self-reliant.Harpreet Gujral, 24, is a standing example of beauty and brains. She teaches spoken English at a business-school in Chandigarh and aspires for better career opportunities. ANI

Civil society groups playing a key role in promoting peace in Nagaland
The Central Government and leaders of a rebel Naga outfit may have initiated a process of normalisation and peace in remote Nagaland, but the role of civil society groups in this campaign can never be under estimated. ANI

Video Greetings - A New Concept Introduced by Keralavideos.com on the Eve of Onam
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Mr. Pankaj Razdan Appointed as Dy CEO, Financial Services of the Aditya Birla Group
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 27, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8950
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8900
Silver (Kg): Rs. 17075

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. 16595
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8930
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8800

Bullion Rates on August 27, 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 27, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.98 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.67 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 56.02 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 35.27 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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