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August 31, 2007

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Bihar today

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India News / Press Releases on August 31, 2007

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PM reviews status of agriculture in Maharashtra
A year after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Vidarbha region in Maharashtra and announced a 37.5-billion-rupee relief package, he today reviewed the status of agriculture in the state. ANI

Farmers willing to go to court over bounced compensation cheques
A year after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a special package for the debt ridden farmers in some parts of the country, the farmers are now planning to go to the court after their compensation cheques bounced. ANI

VP Ansari calls for bridging gaps in human development
Vice President Hamid Ansari today called for bridging the gaps in human development for peace, security and progress of all by adopting innovative approaches such as participatory banking. ANI

Kashmiris protest doctors negligence after pregnant woman dies
Sores of people took to the streets here on Friday to express their angst over alleged negligence of doctors resulting in untimely death of a pregnant woman. ANI

Liberhan Ayodhya Commission gets another 2-month extension
The term of the Liberhan Commission, inquiring into the destruction of the Ram Janma Bhoomi-Babri Masjid structure at Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, was today extended by another two months, up to October 31. ANI

Delicious Kashmiri apples to hit fruit markets soon
Apple lovers, who have been eager to taste the delicious Kashmiri varieties, need not wait for long. The apples have ripened and will be available in plenty in the shops across the country and abroad. ANI

Salman Khan released from jail on bail (Lead: Salman)
Four hours after Rajasthan High Court granted bail to Bollywood actor Salman Khan in connection with the 1998 Chinkara poaching case, the actor was released from the Jodhpur Central jail, where he was lodged for the past six days. ANI

Khalsa radicals remember Beant Singhs assassin
The Khalsa Action Committee today honoured the mother and father of Dilawar Singh, the assasin of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh.Parents of Dilawar Singh --Harnek Singh and Surjit Kaur-- were honoured with gold medals. An ardas was performed for Jagtar Singh Hawara and Bhai Balwant Singh, both of whom are currently on death row in connection with the same case. The committee also passed a resolution eulogising the sacrifice of Dilawar Singh and reiterated its objective of achieving a Khalsa nation. ANI

Lashkar-e-Toiba spreads its activities across north-east
The arrest of a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant in Kathua, who belongs to Manipur suggests that banned militant outfit has spread its tentacles in the countrys north-east region. ANI

Dera Sacha Sauda chief to present himself before CBI court on October 4
The chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda, Baba Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh, has been asked to appear before a Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on October 4, 2007 in connection with two cases of murder and the rape of a disciple. ANI

Army kills two KLNF terrorists, as operation in Karbi Anglong is intensified
The army killed two hardcore militants belonging to banned Karbi Longpi North Cachar Liberation Front (KLNLF) in East Karbi Anglong area after the security forces intensified its operations in the area. ANI

GSLV-F04 to be launched on Sunday from Sriharikota
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today said that the launching of the GSLV-F04 rocket would take place from Sriharikota, about 100 km from Chennai, on Sunday. ANI

RJD MP Shahabuddin sentenced to 10 years imprisonment
Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Mohammed Shahabuddin was today sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in the Siwan Superintendent of Police S K Singhal attack case that happened eleven years ago. ANI

Dalit protests in Haryana spread to Panchkula
Youths belonging to Dalit community clashed with policemen in Panchkula town in Haryana as violent protests that began in Gohana four days ago, spread to new areas in the State. ANI

Patil to visit Sriperumbudur on her first tour as President
President Pratibha Patil will visit Sriperumbudur on Saturday in what would be her first domestic tour to a state after becoming the First Citizen of India last month. ANI

SC issues notice to Gujarat in post Godhra riot case
The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Gujarat Government on a petition seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the killings of 21 persons in post-Godhra riots, whose bodies were exhumed in 2005. ANI

Government rejects demand for Parliamentary Committee to review nuke deal
The Centre today rejected the Opposition Bhartiya Janata Partys (BJPs) demand of constituting a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to review the Indo-US nuclear deal. ANI

Chinese dishes get official English names
Foreigners will not have any difficulty in ordering a meal in Beijing during next years Olympics, as most dishes and drinks will have English translations. ANI

No yawning while driving for Shanghai cabbies!
Shanghai has imposed a rather strange rule upon its taxi drivers. ANI

Nawaz likely to charter plane from Dubai for Islamabad
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has announced plans to return home along with his family members on September 10, is likely to arrive at Islamabad International Airport on a chartered plane. ANI

Jaswinder Bhalla, a comedian with a difference
At a time when many families across the country are raising concern over the impact of TV serials on the general household, the growing fascination for laughter shows on the small screen is courtesy comedians like Jaswinder Bhalla. ANI

Kummattikali dancers add shimmer to Onam festivities
Onam, the harvest festival is also a time for staging traditional folk dances like Kummattikali. ANI

Ambika Soni to participate in India Now festival in London
Union Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni will begin her two-day visit to London from September 2 to participate in Regent Street India Now Festival.The Mayor of London, Kenneth Livingstone, has invited Ambika Soni.The Regent Street Festival, to be held on September 2, will see Londons premier shopping street being transformed into an Indian streetscape with music, food and artisans. ANI

SAARC transport ministers mull plans for multi-mode subcontinent transport network
Transport Ministers of eight SAARC countries met here today to mull plans for a multi-mode transport network and boost intra-regional trade. ANI

PM dedicates two nuclear power reactors to the nation
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today dedicated two 540 MWe units of nuclear power reactors at the Tarapur Atomic Power Project (TAPP) to the nation. ANI

Salman Khan gets bail
Rajasthan High Court today granted bail to Bollywood actor Salman Khan in connection with the 1998 Chinkara poaching case. ANI

India cannot afford to miss the global nuclear bus: Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday asserted that India cannot afford to miss the developments taking place the world over in the field of harnessing energy from nuclear technology. ANI

Keralas Thrissur District stages Tiger Dance festival
The Swaraj Ground in Keralas Thrissur District played host to the vibrant Pulikali or Tiger Dance festival recently. ANI

Rare Lord Murugan ritual at Chennai temple draws thousands of devotees
Thousands of Hindus thronged the 160-year-old Vadapalani Murugan Temple here for a rare ritual that takes place only once in 12 years on Thursday. ANI

German politician meets Pranab Mukherjee
Volker Kauder, the head of Germanys ruling Christian Democratic Party (CDU), called on External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee here on Thursday.The visit assumes significance in the wake of the India asking Germany to prevent attacks on its citizens following a racist assault on eight Indians by a group of 50 Germans at a town fair in the eastern German town of Muegeln in Saxony. ANI

Greenpeace activists call on HCL to free their products of toxicity
Greenpeace activists have called on software services exporter HCL Infosystems Ltd to end the use of hazardous chemicals in their products. ANI

PM to dedicate two nuclear reactors to the nation
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will dedicate two units of Tarapur Atomic Power Project (TAPP) to the nation here today. The Units III and IV of 540 Mwe of Indias largest nuclear power plant has been built in the shortest time. TAPP comprises Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) which use natural uranium fuel and heavy water both as moderator and coolant. ANI

Salman Khans bail plea hearing today
The Rajasthan High Court will hear bail plea of Bollywood actor Salman Khan in connection with the 1998 Chinkara poaching case. ANI

NDTV to Launch India's First Lifestyle Channel 'NDTV Good Times'
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Businesses Worldwide Plan to Increase Spending on Network Security Next Year by as Much as 20 Percent
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Kajaria Ceramics to Issue Preferential Warrants to Promoters
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India Semiconductor Association (ISA) with Frost and Sullivan Announces the ISA Frost & Sullivan Report Update 2007/08
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Cleartrip Offers 40% Cash Back On 45 Weekend Getaways
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 31, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8955
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8905
Silver (Kg): Rs. 16915

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. 16475
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8935
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8280

Bullion Rates on August 31, 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 31, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.96 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.55 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.96 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 35.23 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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