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August 8, 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 8, 2007

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Kashmiris protest against disappearances of their children
Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate fraction of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, today led a protest staged by Kashimiris to demanded a probe into a spate of disappearances in the Valley. ANI

Fresh floods hit Gujarat; situation still grim in Bihar
Floods continued to ravage several parts of the country, with heavy rains inundating large parts of Gujarat on Wednesday. ANI

India Post, DuPont launch special Rakhsha Bandhan envelopes
India Post in collaboration with DuPont has introduced its first water-proof and tear-resistant envelope to meet the special requirements during the festival of Rakhsha Bandhan. ANI

Asian rights body seeks UN intervention in Pak blasphemy cases
The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has urged the United Nations Committee on the International Convention Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD Committee) to intervene in the trial of minorities accused of blasphemy in Pakistans anti-terror courts. ANI

Bhopal vets successfully operate on sloth bear for tumour
For the first time in the country, a rescued sloth bear has been successfully operated for a removal of a tumour. ANI

SC allows Shahabuddin to vote in vice-presidential poll
The Supreme Court today granted permission to jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin to cast his vote in the vice-presidential election, slated for August 10. ANI

HRD Ministry to abide by Supreme Court order
Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh today said that his ministry would abide by the directions of the apex court, which has declined to vacate a stay on the implementation of a quota for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in elite educational institutions. ANI

CITU called strike affects normal life in Siliguri
A nation-wide strike called by the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) demanding better wages and working conditions for workers, affected normal life here today. ANI

Forty-five-day-old Akshithaa becomes youngest tax-card holder
A 45-day-old girl has become the youngest person in the country to get a Permanent Account Number (PAN) from the tax authorities. ANI

Chandigarh kids dedicate their Saturdays to save the environment
While the world observes June 5 every year as Environment Day, children in Chandigarh have dedicated every Saturday to save and create awareness about the environment. ANI

PM assures availability of funds for fertilizer subsidy
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today directed the Union Finance Ministry and the Fertilizer Ministry to ensure that adequate funds are available to meet the disbursal requirements for fertilizer subsidy. ANI

Two killed in Jorhat bomb attack
At least two people have been killed and several others injured when a bomb exploded in Jorhat, Assam, today. ANI

Traders protest against Wal-Mart entry into retail sector
Traders on Wednesday took out a protest demonstration against the proposed entry of Wal-Mart Stores Inc in the Indian retail market, saying the goods supply chain will rob them of their livelihood. ANI

Nearly 70 hurt in Jammu migrants-police clash
At least 70 people, including 20 policemen, were injured when Jammu Dogra migrants, who were heading towards Jammu city to register their demands for relief, clashed with police on being stopped. ANI

Eminent film-maker Shyam Benegal gets Dadasaheb Phalke award
Shyam Benegal, one of the pioneers of Indian Cinema, has been selected for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2005. ANI

Musharraf in uniform is non-negotiable: Benazir
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has said that the issue of President Pervez Musharraf continuing in uniform is non-negotiable, and if he wants to reach a political accommodation with the opposition, he must relinquish charge as army chief. ANI

Tibetans protest 2008 Beijing Olympics
Tibetans here today held a protest against China hosting the 2008 Olympics, saying Beijing should fulfill its pledge on human rights, or give up hosting the games. ANI

Landslides cripple Konkan railway route
Landslides, triggered by incessant rains for the past ten days, have crippled train services on Konkan railway route. ANI

Naga rebel attempts to create crisis in North East decried
Recent attempts by Naga rebel groups to create tension at the Assam-Nagaland border has come in for criticism from people in the border areas. ANI

Supreme Court rejects Centres plea to vacate stay on OBC quota
The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined the Centres plea to vacate the stay on the implementation of reservation for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the central educational institutions. ANI

Amritsars Sham Lal promotes Gandhian values
Inspired by the principles, beliefs and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, a resident of Amritsar, Sham Lal, is promoting Gandhian values in his own unique style.Sham, who is popularly known as Sham Lal Gandhiwadhi, prefers to dress up like Gandhi and spend his entire day in slum areas educating people about Gandhis teachings. ANI

A 14-year-old Lucknow boy assembles a car from scrap
A fourteen-year-old boy has designed and assembled a car at a cost of over 700 dollar, using scrap. ANI

China to sign nuclear power pact with Frances Areva
China is expected to sign a deal with Areva, a French provider of technological solutions for nuclear power generation and transmission. ANI

BSPs Mayawati targeting Gujarat, predicts website
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has now set her eyes on winning Gujarat in the December 2007 Assembly Elections, says a website. ANI

Supreme Court to hear Sanjay Dutts bail petition on August 10
The Supreme Court will hear the bail plea of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt on Friday. ANI

Violence in Jabalpur over alleged disrespect to Quran
Muslims clashed with police here as rumours of alleged disrespect to the Holy Quran spread across the city. ANI

Bird samples from Tripura tested negative for avian influenza
The samples of birds sent to the High Security Disease Laboratory (HSADL) in Bhopal from Tripura for test of Avian Influenza virus were today found negative. ANI

Leech therapy back in Kashmir
The ancient physicians art of using leeches has made a modern comeback, as worms are known to help healers do everything, from curing blood pressure to gout. ANI

Sonia to host dinner for Left leaders
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will host a dinner for Member of Parliament (MPs) and leaders of the ruling coalition and the Left parties this evening, ahead of the Vice Presidential poll, scheduled to be held on August 10. ANI

CITU calls for strike in unorganised sector today
The Center of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has called for a nation-wide strike today in the unorganised sector, demanding better wages and working conditions for workers. ANI

Green Olympiad - TERI's Clarion-call to "Go Green"
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DBS Chola MF launches DBS Chola Infrastructure Fund
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Wipro Announces its Microsoft-Authorized Windows Server 2008 Software Certification Test Services
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 8, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8905
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8855
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18055

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. 17775
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8865
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8210

Bullion Rates on August 8, 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 8, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.58 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 81.85 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.7 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.09 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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