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December 12, 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 12, 2007

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Airport at Amravati not for my convenience, says President Patil
President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday said that the proposed new airport being built at Amravati is not for her convenience, but is part of the Maharashtra State Governments initiatives for the development of the Vidarbha region. The proposed new Airport is one of the various initiatives of the Government of Maharashtra for the development of Vidarbha region and not aimed at the convenience of the President, a statement released by the Rashtrapati Bhavan stated. ANI

1 more decomposed body found in a grave in Nandigram
A decomposed body was today found in a sack at Parulbari village in Nandigram as police dug up a grave in a paddy field. ANI

India, Pakistan discuss border related issues
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers today held talks about the issues relating to the border of the two countries here, as part of their quarterly meeting. ANI

Modi has brought visible development, feel most Ahmedabad residents
Ahead of the second phase of Assembly elections in the State, most of the people in Ahmedabad credit Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for bringing visible development in the State, and say that BJPs claim of Vibrant Gujarat does not ring hollow. ANI

SC issues contempt notice to Modi, exempts him from personal appearance (Lead:Modi Verdict)
The Supreme Court today issued contempt notice to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for inflammatory remarks that he made in connection with Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. ANI

Heavy snowfall blocks movement on Jammu-Srinagar Highway (Lead:Kashmir snowfall)
Heavy snowfall has blocked traffic movement on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, including the 2.5 kilometre-long Jawahar Tunnel. ANI

Indias interceptor missile test yields new surface-to-surface missile as a spin off
Two successful interceptor missile tests carried out by Indian scientists as part of the countrys ballistic missile defence program in the first week of December has led to development of a new surface-to-surface missile that could be possibly named as Ashvin. ANI

Manmohan calls for improving rural tele-density(Lead: PM)
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, inaugurated a four-day long India Telecom 2007 conference in the national capital on Wednesday, and called for improving tele-density at the rural level. ANI

Over 50 pc Indian women justify wife bashing
Over a year has passed since the coming into effect of a law against domestic violence in India, but a new UNICEF report has found that over 50 per cent of Indian women still justify the beating of a wife by her husband. ANI

Riot-scarred Muslim voters apathetic to Gujarat polls
Muslim voters of Naroda-Patia, who witnessed the most gruesome massacre during the 2002 communal riots, are apathetic to the assembly elections in Gujarat. ANI

Toll in Bangalore building collapse rises to 7
The toll in the Tuesday night building collapsed in Bangalore has risen to seven. Other eighteen people were injured when a balcony of an old residential building collapsed here. ANI

Life sentence for ex-Bihar minister
A fast track court of Nawada district in Bihar has sentenced a former minister, Aditya Singh, for killing a village headman in 2006. ANI

SC issues contempt notice to Modi, exempts him from personal appearance
The Supreme Court today issued contempt notice to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for inflammatory remarks that he made in connection with Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. ANI

Gurgaon school shootout: Students sent to juvenile home

Gurgaon (Haryana), Dec 12: Aakash and Vikas, students of class eight, who shot dead one of their classmates Abhishek Tyagi on Tuesday, have been sent to 14-day judicial custody at Faridabad Juvenile Home. ANI

Oscar Fernandes urges industry, NGOs to be equal partner in skill development programmes
India needs to impart relevant skill to 10 million people every year to reap the benefit of globalization, Oscar Fernandes, Union Minister of state for Labour and Employment, said at International Conclave on Skills Development here on Wednesday. ANI

Medha Patkar accuses Orissa govt for acquiring land for POSCO steel plant
Social activist Medha Patkar, who led a protest rally here, has accused the State Government of forcibly acquiring land for the 12 billion dollar steel plant planned by South Korean steel maker POSCO. ANI

Standing Labour Committee to meet tomorrow to discuss key labour issues
Union Labour Minister Oscar Fernandes will chair the 42nd Session of Standing Labour Committee (SLC) here tomorrow. ANI

Sikhs reject Pakistan Radio allegation of forced conversion
Pakistan Radio has been attempting to spread communal strife in border areas of Punjab, by making allegations that Hindus are forcing minority sections to change their religion. ANI

A Puja to ward off evil spirits from an Allahabad bridge
A special Puja was conducted here recently to protect a bridge built over River Yamuna from the influence of evil spirits who are believed to have possessed it and led to a number of suicide incidents in the recent years. ANI

Advani says Manmohan Singh remark on him exposes Congress weakness
Bharatiya Janata Partys (BJP) prime ministerial candidate and former party president, L K Advani today said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs remark relating to his anointment ahead of the Gujarat Assembly polls revealed that the Congress party did not have an alternative to Narendra Modi. ANI

Union cabinet approves bureaucrat appointments
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments:- ANI

Heavy snowfall blocks movement on Jammu-Srinagar Highway
Heavy snowfall has blocked traffic movement on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, including the Jawahar Tunnel area. ANI

Rock pythons rescued and sent to their natural habitat
Forest Officials in Tamil Nadu are rescuing rock pythons from residential areas and sending them back to their natural habitat. ANI

Manmohan Singh for a fair, transparent, equitable, spectrum policy
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today emphasised on the need for a fair, transparent, equitable and forward looking policy regime for making spectrum available. ANI

Seven killed in Bangalore building collapse
At least seven people were killed and eighteen injured when a balcony of an old residential building collapsed here late on Tuesday night. ANI

All-eves polling booth for Rajput women in Gujarat community in Gujarat
Its election time in Gujarat and the Rajput women belonging to the Darbara community in Gujarats Jamjodhpur area find themselves privileged to have an all-women polling booth, exclusively set up for them. ANI

Himachal villages celebrate centuries old Shanth Yajna festival
Villagers in the upper hill area of Himachal Pradesh have been observing a centuries old traditional festival called Shanth in the local parlance. ANI

Maoists blow up railway tracks in Bihar
The CPI Maoist rebels have blown up the railway tracks near Bhalui halt station in Lakhisarai district of Bihar in the wee hours today. ANI

Supreme Court to hear petitions against Modis remark on Sohrabuddin killing
The Supreme Court will today hear petitions against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modis inflammatory remarks on Sohrabuddin Sheikh Case. ANI

CEC to review poll preparedness in Himachal
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) N Gopalaswami along with the other two Election Commissioners will arrive here today to review poll preparedness for the second phase of Assembly elections, scheduled to be held on December 19. ANI

Alphion Corporation Announces PON Extension System
Business Wire India

Increasing Acceptance of Alternate Fuel Vehicles Aiding the Growth of the Indian Alternate Fuel Vehicles (LPG & CNG) Kit Market
Business Wire India

Turner International and Alva Brothers Team Up to Launch Entertainment Channel in India
Business Wire India

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on December 12, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 10335
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 10285
Silver (Kg): Rs. 19200

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 19300
Sovereign: Rs. 8620
Standard gold: Rs. 10375

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 10470
Silver: Rs. 18900

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 19165
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 10270
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9520

Bullion Rates on December 12, 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 December 12, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 39.36 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 80.31 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 57.79 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 35.44 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of December 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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