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August 6, 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 6, 2007

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Manmohan reviews Yamuna conservation plan
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today reviewed the conservation and development plan of river Yamuna and decided to set up a high powered committee to look into it. ANI

Delhi HC stays proceedings against Natwar Singh in FEMA violation case
The Delhi High Court on Monday stayed the proceedings initiated by Enforcement Directorate against former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh and his son Jagat Singh in an alleged Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) violation case. ANI

50 feared drowned in Bihar boat mishap
At least 50 people are feared drowned when a boat carrying 130 passengers overturned in the midstream of River Ganga today. ANI

Congress rejects BJPs demand for JPC review of N-deal
The Congress Party on Monday went ballistic against the opposition BJP over the Indo-US nuclear deal, and rejected the latters demand for a review of the bilateral agreement by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC). ANI

Militants kill three tribals in Tripura
Members of the banned All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) on late Sunday night killed three members of a tribal family in a remote village bordering Bangladesh in the Tripuras Khowai sub-division. ANI

Delhi Government freezes allotment of fancy vehicle registration numbers
The Delhi government on Monday banned the issuance of fresh VIP registration numbers for vehicles in the wake of a land scam in which the main accused had acquired a bunch of such fancy numbers, allegedly on the recommendations of several Congress leaders. ANI

No news of any al-Qaeda threat: Jaiswal
The Centre today said that they have received no information of any al Qaeda threat and that the countrys security forces are always ready to face any such eventuality. ANI

We cannot afford to rest on laurels of First Green Revolution: Pratibha Patil
Calling for sustaining the momentum generated by the success of the first Green Revolution of the country, President Pratibha Patil today said the country could not afford to rest on the laurels it had received after the revolution. ANI

Bhim Singh seeks Centres intervention to alleviate Jammu migrants plight
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) Chairman Bhim Singh has sought Centres intervention to alleviate the suffering of 11,000 Jammu Dogra migrants living in relief camps. ANI

Agricultural policy must be pro-women: Pratibha Patil
President Pratibha Patil today called for development of agricultural strategies that are not only be pro-poor and pro-nature, but also pro-women. ANI

SC notices to Goa Govt, State Assembly speaker on floor test issue(Lead: Goa)
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to Goa Government and State Assembly Speaker Pratapsinh Rane on petitions challenging the Speakers order restraining three MLAs from voting, during Chief Minister Digambar Kamats floor test. ANI

Artists join rhino conservation campaign in Assam
Various artists and professionals from different walks of life joined a wildlife campaign this past week to spread awareness of the need to ensure the survival of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros in the countrys northeast region. ANI

Supreme Court rejects plea against Mayawati in Taj Corridor case
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking directions to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) designated judge, Lucknow, to proceed with the trial in the Taj Corridor case, in which Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is one of the main accused. ANI

Blackbuck poaching case: Salman appears before Jodhpur court
Bollywood actor Salman Khan today appeared before a Jodhpur court in connection with the blackbuck poaching case. ANI

Military World Games torch arrives in New Delhi
An Indian Armys cycle expedition carrying the torch of Military World Games, arrived here today from Leh on its way to Kanyakumari. ANI

Village that witnessed Nargis-Sunil romance, will not celebrate festivals
Two villages in Gujarat where Bollywood actors, Sunil Dutt and Nargis, romanced each other during the filming of Mother India have decided not to celebrate festivals for the next two months. ANI

Blackbuck poaching case: Salman appears before Jodhpur court
Bollywood actor Salman Khan today appeared before a Jodhpur court in connection with the blackbuck poaching case. ANI

Goans celebrate harvest festival of Konsachem
Goans celebrated their harvest festival of Konsachem on Sunday. ANI

An octogenarian goes to school with his grandson
An 86-year-old man in Uttar Pradesh may be the oldest student in the country, studying in the sixth grade with his grandson. ANI

Floods continue to wreak havoc in UP, Bihar
Floods continued to spread havoc in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on Monday, as several districts remained inundated and water levels of rivers continued to rise at an alarming rate. ANI

Rajasthan ensures wild animal safety through ex-army men
Wild animals living in various sanctuaries and reserves, particularly the Sariska Tiger Reserve and the Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary, may soon be more safe, thanks to a Rajasthan Government initiative to recruit ex-army men to monitor and protect them in their natural habitat. ANI

Three tribals killed by Tripura militants
Three tribals -- a mother and her two sons -- were killed by militants in Tripuras Khowai sub-division late on Sunday night. ANI

Army takes Bakarwal children on goodwill excursion
The Army has organised a goodwill excursion for children of Jammu and Kashmirs nomadic shepherd Bakarwal community. ANI

Villagers take up arms against Maoists in Bihar
Villagers of Mohanpur village in Bihars Begusarai District have taken up arms against Maoists, days after a police outpost was removed from the area without prior notice. ANI

BJP slams Indo-US nuke deal
Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh has rejected the Indo-US nuclear deal, describing it as an assault on the countrys nuclear sovereignty. ANI

98 Coimbatore blasts case: Court to hear bail applications
A special Coimbatore court will today hear the bail applications in the 1998 Coimbatore serial bomb blasts case. ANI

Sanjay Dutts sister Priya to file petition in Supreme Court
Priya Dutt, the sister of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, is expected to file a petition in the Supreme Court today to challenge his sentence of six-year rigorous imprisonment given by a special TADA court under the Arms Act. ANI

Supreme Court to take up petition against Goa Speaker
The Supreme Court will today take up a petition challenging the Goa Assembly Speakers order to restrain two Maharashtra Goa Gomantak Party (MGGP) MLAs from voting in the State Assembly during a vote of confidence against Chief Minister Digamber Kamat. ANI

Ajeenkya Patil Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Microsoft Launches Subscription based ERP Service for SMBs
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Freescale Launches Embedded Design Challenge for Students and Design Engineers in India
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Cleartrip Celebrates 60 years of India's Independence with the Launch of the 'Pay 60% Offer'
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Wipro to Acquire Infocrossing
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 6, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8850
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18060

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17850
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8960

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 9000
Silver: Rs. 17750

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. 17860
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8885

Bullion Rates on August 6, 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 6, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.45 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.7 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.94 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.39 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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