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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 3, 2007

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Sixteen injured in Kashmir grenade blast
At least sixteen people, including three policemen, were injured when militants hurled a grenade in Banihal area on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, about 175 kilometres from here, this evening. ANI

All options open to secure Sanjays freedom: Priya Dutt
Actor Sanjay Dutts sister, Priya Dutt today said that her family would de deciding on the next course of action in next two days for her brothers release, who has been sentenced to six years of rigorous imprisonment in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. ANI

PM dissatisfied with the state of agricultural extension system
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today expressed dissatisfaction with the state of agricultural extension system across the country. ANI

Mayawatis new agriculture policy aims to boost retail sector
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today unveiled a new agricultural policy for the State, as per which, the private players have been given free choice to procure crops directly from farmers and open retail centres. ANI

Nag Panchmi celebrated in Rajasthan
People in Rajasthan celebrated Nag Panchami festival with religious fervour on Friday. ANI

Sikhs demand arrest of Dera chief
Sikhs in Punjab took to the streets yet again on Friday, demanding arrest and trial of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Raheem Singh for dressing up as Guru Gobind Singh. ANI

Shravan month draws thousands of Kanwarias to Haridwar
: Thousands of Kanwarias have started descending the Haridwar city on the banks of Ganges River with the onset of Shravan (monsoon) month. ANI

Women in Vrindavan have no one but Lord Krishna for help
Vrindavan, the temple town near Mathura, dedicated to Lord Krishna, is also known for its Dharamshalas (charitable lodgings) and Bhajan Ashrams, offering shelter to the widows and destitute. ANI

India, Bangladesh agree not to allow each others territories for insurgent activities
Reflecting the improved relationship between the caretaker regime in Bagladesh and the Indian establishment, the Eighth Home Secretary-level talks between the two countries ended on a positive note today with both expressing satisfaction over the two-day discussions held in New Delhi. ANI

Heavy rains lash Mumbai, life thrown out of gear
Heavy rains lashed many parts of Mumbai on Friday, throwing normal life completely out of gear. ANI

Manmohan Singh urges States to enhance tiger conservation
Prime Minster Manmohan Singh has asked the states to take steps to strengthen institutional arrangements in the tiger reserves on an urgent basis. ANI

Centre notifies creation of English and Foreign Languages University
The Central Government today notified the coming into force of the English and Foreign Languages University Act, 2006. ANI

Pakistan, India to swap detained fishermen
Pakistani and Indian authorities have agreed to release at least 60 fishermen imprisoned in the two countries for poaching in each others territorial waters, a senior official said Friday. ANI

PML-N leader Hashmi to be released on Saturday
Incarcerated Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) acting president Javed Hashmi will be released from Lahores Kot Lakhpat Jail on Saturday evening, as he failed to deposit his surety amount of Rs.50,000 on Friday in compliance with a Supreme Court order. ANI

Musharraf not out of the woods yet, says Pak journalist
People close to President Pervez Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto are not optimistic about the power sharing deal between the two, but foreign leaders and diplomats in Islamabad are optimistic about the pact. ANI

India objects to ULFA using Bangladesh territory
India has objected to the use of Bangladeshi territory by some insurgent groups like the ULFA as security related issues dominated the first day of the two-day Home Secretary level talks held here on Thursday. ANI

India to strengthen human trafficking laws: Patil
Home Minister Shivraj Patil on Friday said that the human trafficking problem in country is no bigger than it is in other nations, and added that the government is seriously thinking about tackling the problem by giving more teeth to existing laws. ANI

Bhopal civic body undertakes sterilisation programme for dogs
Following various complaints about the nuisance created by the street dogs in the city, besides a growing number of dog-bite incidents, the local civic body has decided to sterilise dogs. ANI

Srinagar exhibition highlights Khat-e-Kufi art
Arabic calligraphy that was once a favourite of believers of Islam and especially among artists involved with scripting of religious texts, is facing extinction. During a recent exhibition, Khat-e-Kufi calligraphy was cynosure of all eyes. ANI

Indias first Arctic expedition flagged off
Union Minister for Science and Technology Kapil Sibal launched the first Indian Arctic Expedition here today, by handing over the National Flag to team leader National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Goa Director Rasik Ravindra. ANI

Kashmir hardline group asks migrant labourers to leave state
Jammu and Kashmir Realistic Front (JKRF) today forced a shutdown here, demanding all migrant labourers to leave the State. ANI

India, US civil nuclear agreement draft released
India and the United States on Friday simultaneously unveiled the text of civil nuclear deal, 123 Agreement, which will allow India access to the American nuclear fuel and technology, including the international fuel market, for its growing energy needs. ANI

Manmohan Singh begins review of Karnatakas economic scenario
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has arrived here on a days visit to review the economic scenario in Karnataka. ANI

Foreign media enjoying greater access in China, says official
A senior Chinese foreign ministry official has said that Beijing is happy to see increased coverage of China in the international media. ANI

Dalai Lama begins 20-day sojourn in Leh
Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, was given a rousing welcome here on his arrival for a 20-day sojourn. ANI

Month of Saawan, a festival season for newly weds
Come monsoon, and its an invitation to hold religious and cultural festivals in north India. ANI

Floods continue to wreck havoc in North, Northeastern India
Incessant rains over the past few weeks have inundated several districts in North and Northeastern States, with large swathes of land remaining swamped by floodwaters. ANI

2002 communal riots film peacefully released in Gujarat
A film based on the aftermath of the 2002 communal riots, has been greeted peacefully in Gujarat. ANI

Sanjay Dutt spends sleepless first night at Punes Yerawada Jail
It was a sleepless night for Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, who spent his first night at Special Cell 2 of the Punes Yerawada Jail on Thursday. ANI

West Bengal tea workers demand reopening of gardens
Tea workers in West Bengal have called for the reopening of tea gardens, and said their protests will go on till August 9. ANI

Manipal Education and Medical Group Launches Nationwide Health & Wellness Centre in Retail Space as "Manipal Cure and Care"
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 3, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8780
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8735
Silver (Kg): Rs. 17890

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. 17670
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8775
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8130

Bullion Rates on August 3, 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 3, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.36 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.18 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.31 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 33.87 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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