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August 9, 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 9, 2007

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Indian, Thai armies to hone counter-terrorism skills in September
Indian and Thai armies will be conducting a joint exercise near Ramgarh in Jharkhand next month, which will focus on counter terrorism tactics. ANI

Mahatma Gandhis messages are universal: PM
Launching a commemorative book on the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, here today, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the formers messages were not confined to his lifetime or only this region, but it is universal. ANI

NHRC issues 21-point recommendation on missing children
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has released its report on missing children in the country where it has recommended measures like setting up of special squad in every police station to trace missing children, and establishing of a National Tracking System for locating those children from the grass-root level. ANI

Kashmiris protest against arrest of students
Hundreds of people staged a protest against security forces here on Thursday for arresting three students and a woman in the Kashmir Valley. ANI

Police baton-charge protesting Congress workers in Gujarat
The Gujarat police baton-charged a violent protest by the state opposition Congress party against Chief Minister Narendra Modi here on Thursday. ANI

NHRC for action against SDM and police officers in a dowry death case
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended action against Prakash Chandra, who was Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Seelampur in New Delhi in 1999, and the then Officer in-charge of a local police station for their negligence in not registering an FIR in a dowry death case. ANI

Center releases DVDs on freedom struggle, Mahatama Gandhi
The Centre on Thursday released DVDs Swarajnama and Mahatama on the different facets of Indias freedom struggle and the life of Mahatama Gandhi.Information and Broadcasting, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi released the DVDs brought out by Prasar Bharati here. ANI

India, Bangladesh agree to tackle problems in water resources sector
Union Water Resources Minister Saifuddin Soz today expressed the hope that India and Bangladesh would continue to tackle various problems in the water resources sector to better the lives of millions of people in the two countries. ANI

Traders protest Wal-Marts entry into Indian retail sector
Traders today protested against the entry of Wal-Mart Stores Inc in the Indian retail sector, saying the goods supply chain would rob them of their livelihood. ANI

Andhra MLAs, 20 MIM activists manhandle Taslima Nasreen
Twenty activists of the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) led by Andhra Pradesh MLAs Afsar Khan, Ahmed Pasha and Mozum Khan, stormed the Press Club premises of the city today and roughed up Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen. ANI

Evening court system a hit in Gujarat
A decision to start evening courts in Gujarat has been welcomed by people across the board, with most saying that it will reduce the case backlog. ANI

India, Pak Coast Guard chiefs begin maritime talks
India and Pakistan Coast Guard officials met here today to discuss bilateral maritime co-operation, as a part of the ongoing confidence-building measure between the two countries. ANI

Pak sexagenarian walks 94 km in 13 hours
A 65-year-old Pakistani has covered a distance of 94 kilometres on foot in a record 13 hours of time. ANI

Centre approves special livestock, fisheries package for suicide-prone districts
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval to the modifications to the special package for livestock and fisheries in the 31 identified suicide-prone districts of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala. ANI

Maoists diktat force farmers from tilling their land
Maoists are demanding illegal taxes from farmers, forcing them either to pay up, or to stop tilling their agriculture fields. ANI

Nation remembers martyrs of Quit India Movement
The country today paid tribute to martyrs, who took part in the Quit India Movement, during the freedom struggle, on the 65th anniversary of the event. ANI

Fresh floods in Gujarat, displace thousands
Fresh floods in several parts of Gujarat have displaced thousands of people and inundated several towns and cities. ANI

Chinese men belly dancing their beer bellies away
Men in China have found a novel way to get rid of that paunch cause by drinking too much beer - belly dancing. ANI

India to open more Embassies
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the opening of Indian Missions / Post in Reykjavik (Iceland), Guatemala City, Niamey (Niger), Bamako (Mali) and Guangzhou (China). ANI

Centre gives nod to Arianespace deal worth 67.5 mn dollars
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for placement of a contract with Messers Arianespace (of Europe) for the launching of GSAT-8 and INSAT-4G. ANI

Hindu devotees love to use Kanwars made by Muslim artisans
As lakhs of Kanwarias, the saffron-clad devotees of Lord Shiva, undertake their back and forth pilgrimage from their native places to Hardwar, various Muslims artisans have been making decorative Kanwars or pots for these pilgrims for decades. ANI

Monsoon session of Parliament begins tomorrow
The Monsoon Session of Parliament, which begins tomorrow, is likely to see the introduction of 25 Bills and discussion and passage of another 25 Bills. Three Bills may be withdrawn during the session. ANI

India asks Pak to verify reports of Dawoods presence in Karachi
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reportedly written a letter to Pakistans Federal Investigation Agency(FIA) seeking its comments on recent media reports about the detention of Dawood by authorities in Karachi after a gun-battle, official sources said. ANI

Nation celebrates 65th anniversary of Quit India Movement
The nation is celebrating the 65th anniversary of Quit India Movement today. ANI

Jharkhand tribal girls take to sculpting as a career option
Jharkhands adolescent tribal girls are being trained at a Tribal Culture Centre (TCC) here to be master sculptors in the world of fine arts. ANI

Taj Mahal, a marvel in rose wows Bangaloreans
The Taj Mahal, created with red and white roses, is one of the major attractions at the annual Independence Day flower show at Bangalores Lalbagh. ANI

93 Mumbai Blast: SC says no discrimination against accused

New Delhi, Aug 09: The Supreme Court today assured that there will be no discrimination in dealing with the Mumbai bomb blasts accused, and agreed to hear the bail plea of Aziz Ahmed Mohammad Shaikh, who was convicted for five years under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA). ANI

Mangalore refinery wins Petroleum Ministrys safety award
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemical Ltd (MRPL) has won the prestigious Oil Industry Safety Award for the year 2006-07, conferred by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natrual Gas Oil Industry Safety Directorate. ANI

Rally in Kashmir against drug abuse
Women and children took part in a rally against drug abuse here. ANI

Left to raise Indo-US nuke deal in Parliament
Left parties, which shore up the government from the outside, and have rejected the Indo-US civil nuclear cooperation deal, have said they would press for a discussion in Parliament when it reconvenes for the Monsoon Session on Friday. ANI

Tibetans continue to rally against 2008 Beijing Olympics
Hundreds of Tibetans here continued to rally against China hosting the 2008 Olympics, saying that the Beijing should fulfill its pledge on human rights or give up hosting the Games altogether. ANI

Kashmiris launch drive to clean-up Dal Lake
Voluntary groups and residents have jointly launched a drive to clean-up the famous Dal Lake, a tourist hotspot in Srinagar. ANI

Mumbai roadside vendors protest eviction drive
Hundreds of hawkers here protested an eviction drive by the civic authorities to clean up the city, saying their livelihood is at stake. ANI

Indo-Pak maritime talks to begin today
As a part of bilateral confidence-building measures, the two-day Indo-Pak maritime talks will begin here today. ANI Offers Platform for Comparisons in the Indian Finance Market
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on August 9, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8860
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8810
Silver (Kg): Rs. 17980

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17714.4
Sovereign: Rs. 7600
Standard gold: Rs. 8905

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 8955
Silver: Rs. 17600

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. 17820
Retail: Rs. 19050
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8890
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8240

Bullion Rates on August 9, 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 9, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.4 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.32 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.77 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 33.78 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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