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December 1, 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 December 1, 2007

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Bill to provide Sashastra Seema Bal an armed force status passed
The Parliament today passed the Sashastra Seema Bal Bill, 2007 to provide armed force status to Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and give it legal backing to strengthen policing of borders with Nepal and Bhutan. ANI

Arjun Singh lays foundation stone for IIM in Shillong
Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh today laid the foundation stone for the countrys seventh and the north-eastern regions first Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Shillong. ANI

Disturbed area status in Manipur extended for another year
The Manipur Government has extended the disturbed area status under the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958 to all parts of the State, except Imphal municipal areas, for another one year with effect from December 1. ANI

Sonia launches poll campaign in Gujarat, attacks BJP
Congress party president Sonia Gandhi today attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on various issues, particularly for its alleged failure to tackle terrorism, while launching her poll campaign in the poll bound Gujarat. ANI

Shiv Sena protests against SGPC over Bhinderanwalaes portrait issue
Activists of Shiv Sena today burnt an effigy of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar to protest against the installation of Jarnail Singh Bhinderanwalaes portrait in the Central Sikh Museum at the Golden Temple complex. ANI

Thai devotees offer special prayers in Bodh Gaya
Buddhist devotees from Thailand offered special prayers for peace at Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya in Bihar. ANI

Paramilitary forces deployed in Gujarat for assembly polls
Deployment of para-military forces has begun in Gujarat ahead of the two-phased assembly elections to be held here on December 11 and 16. ANI

Heavy police deployment around POSCOs plant site in Orissa
A tight security arrangement has been made in Jagatsinghpur in Orissa to prevent escalation of simmering protests against the proposed 12-billion-dollar steel plant to be set up by South Korean steel giant POSCO. ANI

Centre has allocated rupees three billion for creation of artificial water bodies
The Central Government has allocated Rs 300 crore (Rs 3 billion) for creation of artificial water bodies, Minister of State for Water Resources Jaiprakash Narayan Yadav told Lok Sabha on Saturday. ANI

Antony denies report on Chinese destruction of Indian bunkers in Sikkim
Union Defence Minister A K Antony today rejected reports appearing in the media about Indian army posts and a bunker being destroyed by Chinese forces in the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet border tri-junction. ANI

40 injured as trains collide in Bihar
At least 40 people were injured when two passenger trains collided at Bihars Saharsa railway station today. ANI

Mumbai dabbawallahs pack AIDS advice in meal box
Thousands of office goers in Mumbai, who have their home-cooked food delivered by the citys famed dabbawallahs, the tiffin carriers, also found a piece of advice on countering AIDS, along with food this time. ANI

India gave enough guarantees on peaceful uses of nuke energy: Socrates
Pointing out that it is high time for the world to acknowledge that India has given enough guarantees on peaceful uses of nuclear energy, Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates today supported New Delhi s case in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). ANI

Condoms no longer to be considered a proof of prostitution in China
According to an official with the AIDS prevention committee under the State Council of China, condoms will no longer be considered as an evidence of prostitution by Public security departments. ANI

Punjab joins UP in banning screening of Aaja Nachle
The Punjab Government today its counterpart in Uttar Pradesh in banning Madhuri Dixits come back film Aaja Nachle, alleging that the lyrics of a song in the movie were derogatory to Dalits. ANI

Gujarat villagers reel under flooding from ONGC pipeline breach
Residents of Gamanpura Village in Gujarat are reeling from floods caused by the gushing of underground water from ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) pipelines. ANI

Norway Jazz band enthralls Manipuris
Despite the disturbance in Manipur, people dont lose zest and keep organizing events to enliven normal life. Recently, a Jazz band Solid, came all the way from Norway to preform here.The physical distance and cultural differences separating Norway and Manipur seemed to melt away when they performed in the state. ANI

Navy Day celebrations begin in Kochi
The week-long Navy Day celebrations have commenced at the Southern Naval Command with a variety of military exercises and entertainment programmes, including air shows and naval expos. ANI

HIV positive children get a joy ride while spreading awareness about AIDS
A group of HIV positive children were brought all the way from Mumbai to New Delhi in a special red-painted Air India flight, symbolic of the movement against AIDS. ANI

Orissa villagers clash over POSCO steel plant
Orissas Jagatsinghpur District continues to simmer with protests over opposition to a proposed 12 billion dollar steel plant being planned by South Korean steelmaker POSCO. ANI

USAID banks on the power of partnerships to spread AIDS awareness
USAID India Mission Director George Deikun has said that strong partnerships between individuals, organisations and governments could make big difference in the fight against AIDS. ANI

Rahul Gandhi to arrive in Amethi today
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will arrive here today on a two-day visit to participate in several programmes. ANI

Sonia Gandhi to address public rallies in Gujarat
Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi will address public rallies in Gujarat today as a part of her party campaign for phase one election for which voting is scheduled to be held on December 11. ANI

Antony to arrive in Sikkim today
Defence Minister A K Antony will arrive here today on a two-day visit to forward areas of the Sino-Indian border in Sikkim. ANI

Pranab to visit Bangladesh today
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee will visit Dhaka today to hand over the aid pledged by India with a sense of urgency following a severe cyclone-hit Bangladesh on November 15. ANI

Rajasthan Unveils a New IT and ITES Policy
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on December 1, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 10145
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 10095
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18750

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18675
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 10115
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9370

Bullion Rates on December 1, 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.

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