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August 28, 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 28, 2007

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PM asks Power Ministry to expedite power sector reforms
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today reviewed the Thrust Areas for the power sector, and directed that urgent steps be taken to operationalise the decisions taken in the Chief Ministers conference on power sector in May this year. ANI

Prime Minister calls on President
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called on President Pratibha Devisingh Patil here today. ANI

Chennai gets a blind-friendly cyber cafe
Nethrodaya, a non-government organisation (NGO), today launched a cyber cafe for visually impaired people of Chennai. ANI

Army Chief to witness Indo-Russian anti terrorism exercises in September
Chief of Army Staff, General J J Singh, will visit Russia next month. ANI

Nation celebrates Raksha Bandhan with full fervour
People from all walks of life celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan with full fervour across the country on Tuesday. ANI

Bhagalpur victims should get compensation on par with victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots
The Justice N N Singh Commission of Inquiry has recommended that victims of the 1989-90 Bhagalpur riots should be compensated on par with those of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. ANI

Nagpur women vote for closure of a liquor shop
Women of a municipal ward in Nagpur participated in an unusual voting at the weekend, and it was aimed at shutting down a liquor shop. ANI

Jaipur hotels do brisk `Shravan business
Luxury hotels in Rajasthan can look back with satisfaction at the brisk business they have accomplished during the holy month of Shravan by serving up ethnic vegetarian cuisine to visitors, particularly those belonging to the Hindu community. ANI

Left wants political committee to look into nuke deal issue
The Left parties today demanded a purely political committee to review the implementation of the US Hyde Act on the bilateral 123-Agreement pertaining to the Indo-US nuclear deal. ANI

Manmohan Singh to present national awards to small entrepreneurs
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will present National Awards to the micro, small and medium entrepreneurs here on August 30. ANI

Pratibha Patil calls for special attention to girl child
Interacting with children on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, President Pratibha Patil today stressed the need for special attention to the girl child and children in distress. ANI

RFP for 42000-crore rupees jet deal issued to 6 vendors
The Defence Ministry today issued the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the procurement of 126 Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) to six vendors. ANI

Hyderabadis coping with blast tragedy
Over a hundred hours after the twin blasts that rocked Hyderabad, more than three dozen grieving families are still finding it difficult to believe the loss of their loved ones. ANI

Now, Harry Potter series in Braille!
Visually impaired kids who may have missed the thrills of the famous Harry Potter series, need not worry anymore. ANI

Rakhi sisters visit Muslim brothers in Gujarat
Communal harmony was on show during the festival of Rakshabandhan on Tuesday in Gujarat, as many Hindu girls tied the sacred sibling thread on Muslims whom they accept as brothers. ANI

Children, women tie Rakhis on Sonia Gandhi and Advani
Raksha Bandhan, the sibling festival of Hindus, was celebrated across the country today with full fanfare. ANI

Patiala men eager to hit record books with daredevil acts
Eager to earn fame by registering their names in the record books, two men in Patiala have been performing daredevil stunts, and are unmindful of the risk to their lives. ANI

Victims of 2003 Uttarkashi landslide await rehabilitation
Hundreds of people, who lost their houses in a massive 2003 landslide in Uttarkashi, are still waiting for aid from the Government.The 2003 landslide, termed in the local parlance as the cracking of the Varnavat, destroyed hundreds of houses, commercial establishments and schools. ANI

Raksha Bandhan celebrated at Wagah
Over a hundred young girls from different schools and colleges arrived at the Wagah border on Tuesday to tie Rakhi or the sacred thread to their soldier brothers on the occasion of the sibling festival of Raksha Bandhan. ANI

Orissa CM visits cholera-hit districts, announces ex-gratia for victims kin
Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flew to the States Rayagada and Kalahandi Districts today to review the steps being taken to counter the outbreak of cholera where more than 100 people have lost their lives over the past one month. ANI

Lalu takes on Nitish Government in Bihar
Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday questioned the Janata Dal-led Bihar Government on the prevailing law and order situation in the State. ANI

Murder of Dalit leader Lara sparks off protests in Haryana
Dalit leader Rakesh also know as Lara, who was one of the main accused in the 2005 Baljeet Siwach murder case, was shot dead in Gohana town of Haryanas Sonepat District by three unidentified men on Monday night. ANI

TV actor Anjan Shrivastava pledges moral support to Mumbais sex workers
Television actor Anjan Shrivastava has lent a soothing touch to Mumbais sex workers, on the occasion of the sibling festival of Raksha Bandhan. ANI

Delhi traders seek regularisation of unauthorised colonies to escape sealing
Following Mondays Supreme Court order to seal commercial establishments in unauthorised colonies in Delhi within three weeks, the citys traders have demanded regularisation of all unauthorised colonies in the given time. ANI

Nagarjuna Construction Company Limited raises US$ 150 million from The Blackstone Group
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 28, 2007

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. 16455
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8950
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8290

Bullion Rates on August 28, 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 28, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 41.12 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.43 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 56.03 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 35.59 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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