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December 13, 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 13, 2007

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Sania Mirza apologises for ad shoot in mosque
Hours after case was filed against Sania Mirza for trespassing into Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad to shoot for an advertisement, the tennis player tendered an apology for hurting religious sentiments. ANI

Oscar Fernandes calls upon corporate sector to help build a more humane society
Union Labour Minister Oscar Fernandes today called upon the corporate sector to be a partner in making a more humane and just society. ANI

Deora rejects reports of inconsistency in petrol pump allotment to Parliament attack martyrs family
Petroleum Minister Murli Deora today rejected media reports that the wife of one of the martyrs of the December 13, 2001 terrorist attack on the Parliament has not received land for petrol pump, as promised by the government. ANI

Pratibha Patil stresses on proper housing for construction workers
President Pratibha Patil today called for minimum housing facilities for workers engaged in construction of houses. ANI

Sonia to BJP: Congress lost two former PMs to contain terrorism
Congress party president Sonia Gandhi today lambasted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for playing up the bogey of terrorism to justify its radical Hindutva card. ANI

Ruling coalition in Nagaland survives no-confidence motion
The Nagaland Peoples Front (NPF)-led ruling alliance in Nagaland today survived the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition Congress in the State Assembly. ANI

Shivraj Patil condemns blast in Rajdhani Express
Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil today condemned blast in the Rajdhani Express in Assam. ANI

Union Home Secretary reviews Coastal Security Scheme
Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta today reviewed the Coastal Security Scheme (CSS) in a meeting that was attended by nine coastal states and four Union Territories. ANI

Kerala rural boys popularising bamboo with a musical fusion
A group of rural youngsters in Kerala, who have gathered under the banner of Creator, is promoting the use of bamboo through musical instruments made of bamboo. ANI

Darjeelings Padmaja Naidu Zoo giving snow leopards a new lease of life
Darjeelings Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, nestling at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range, is offering a new lease of life to the highly endangered species of snow leopards. ANI

Gujarat villagers rubbish Modis claim of development
Villagers of Rajivnagar town in Gujarat have rubbished Chief Minister Narendra Modis tall claims of development and good governance. ANI

Hindus, Muslims join hands against Sethusamudram Project
People belonging to the Hindu and the Muslim communities offered prayers here for protection of the Ram Setu. ANI

Punjab police seize 7kg RDX
The Punjab Police on Thursday arrested three militants in Jalandhar and recovered seven kilograms of RDX from their possession. ANI

Nation pays tribute to martyrs of 2001 Parliament attack (Lead: Parliament attack anniversary)
Dozens of people and politicians today paid homage to the martyrs of the December 13, 2001 terrorist attack on Parliament. ANI

Centre to invest 9.2 billion rupees for Indian Met Departments modernisation
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for implementation of the modernization of observation and forecast facilities of India Meteorological Department (IMD) to improve the weather forecasting services at an estimated cost of 9.2 billion rupees. ANI

Centre to spend 3.53 billion rupees in Indira Dock
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for development of harbour wall berths at Indira Dock at an estimated cost of 3.53 billion rupees. ANI

Centre to establish trauma centres along golden quadrilateral
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for establishment of an integrated network of trauma centres along the Golden Quadrilateral, North-South and East-West Corridors of the National Highways. ANI

CCEA gives nod to marketing support and services scheme for 11th plan
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for implementation of Marketing Support and Services Scheme for the 11th five year plan. ANI

Industry is the most able partner for Indian Armys modernisation, says Army Chief
The Indian private industry has matured into a dynamic self reliant sector and is now capable of undertaking design and development works indigenously as well as in collaboration with foreign countries, said General Deepak Kapoor, Chief of the Army Staff at Army - Industry Partnership Meet 2007 an International Seminar on Future Infantry Soldier as a System (F-INSAS), organised by jointly by Infantry Directorate and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), here on Thursday. ANI

Cabinet approves signing of Avoidance of Double Taxation pact with Senegal
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the signing of the agreement between India and the Republic of Senegal for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on income. ANI

Tenure of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis to be extended
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the extension of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis with effect from January 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009 with a Chairman, one lady member and three other members. ANI

Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme to be extended to Coast Guard pensioners
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the extension of the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) to uniformed Coast Guard pensioners and retired personnel of Defence Security Corps (DSC). ANI

Cabinet approves setting up of textiles management institute in Coimbatore
The Union Cabinet today gave its ex post facto approval for setting up of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Textiles Management (SVPITM), Coimbatore with a plan support of Rs. 29 crore (Rs. 290 million) during the 11th Five Year Plan. ANI

Ladakhis demanding recognition of their language
Thousands of Ladakhis staged a demonstration here today, demanding recognition of Ladakhi language known as Bhoti. ANI

India to invest Rs. 7.5 billion in Delaram-Zaranj road in Afghanistan
The Union Cabinet toady gave its approval for up-gradation/construction of road from Zaranj to Delaram in Afghanistan at the cost of Rs.746.79 crores (Rs. 7.5 billion approximately). ANI

Cabinet approves pursuance of Gram Nyayalayas Bill
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for pursuance of the Gram Nyayalayas Bill, 2007 in Parliament and to move official amendments in the Rajya Sabha. ANI

Cabinet gives nod to operationalisation of investment function of Post Office Life Insurance Fund
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the operationalisation of the investment function of the Post Office Life Insurance Fund (POLIF) and the Rural Post Office Life Insurance Fund (RPOLIF). ANI

Chinas film corporation denies ban on US movies
The China Film Group Corporation (CFGC) has dismissed the New York Times report which alleged that China had stopped granting permission to US films to be screened in cinemas on the mainland. ANI

Election Commission reviews Himachal Pradesh poll preparedness (Lead: EC)
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) N. Gopalaswami today reviewed the poll preparations for the second phase of Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, scheduled to be held on December 19. ANI

Supreme Court not bound by judges remarks: KG Balakrishnan
Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan has said the Supreme Court is not bound by the recent remarks of a two-judge bench which was critical of judicial activism. ANI

Heavy snowfall affects electioneering in Himachal Pradesh
Heavy snowfall is dampening the election spirit in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, even as tourists are thronging Shimla and other hill resorts in the state to enjoy the snow. ANI

Nepal Army Chief meets Pranab
Nepalese Army Chief, General Rookmangud Katawal, met External Affairs Minster Pranab Mukherjee here today. ANI

Bengalis love for invitation cards and their link with Kolkatas College Street
Bengalis love for sending invitation cards to friends and relatives on almost every other occasion is today a common knowledge in West Bengal. A function is considered incomplete till at least 100 guests attend it. ANI

Naxals kill three policemen in Chhattisgarh
Three policemen were killed and one seriously injured in a Naxal attack on a police station in Bisrampuri in Chhattisgarhs Bastar District. ANI

Manmohan conveys his best wishes to Haj goodwill delegation
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh met a Haj goodwill delegation here today and conveyed his best wishes for a successful Haj pilgrimage. ANI

Indian alligators found dead in Chambal River
In a shocking incident, several Indian alligators (Gharials) have been found dead in the Chambal River in Etawahs Chakar Nagar sub-division of Uttar Pradesh. ANI

SC stays Calcutta HC order for CBI investigation into Nandigram police firing(lead: Nandigram)
The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed a Calcutta High Court order directing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to begin criminal proceedings against police officials for the March 14 firing in Nandigram. ANI

A Coimbatore girl who writes fives languages in reverse
A student of Class Twelve in Coimbatore has developed a special ability to write five languages --English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and French -- in reverse. ANI

Verbal slugfest in Gujarat ahead of second phase of polls
The Congress Party has accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of using the issue of terrorism to garner votes for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) . ANI

Nation pays tribute to martyrs of Parliament attack
Nation remembers and pays tribute to the martyrs of the terrorist attack on the Parliament on December 13, 2001. ANI

Delhi-Ahmedabad Rajdhani Express derails, five injured
Eleven bogies of Delhi-Ahmedabad Rajdhani express train derailed between Sirohi and Banas station in Rajasthan early on Thursday morning. ANI

SC to hear WB govt petition over Nandigram today
The Supreme Court will today hear a petition filed by the West Bengal Government, challenging the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the March 14 police firing in Nandigram. ANI

Election Commission to review Himachal Pradesh poll preparedness
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) N. Gopalaswami alongwith two Election Commissioners Dr. S Y Qureshi and Navin Chawla will review the poll preparations for the second phase of Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh today. ANI

Bomb blast in Assam Rajdhani Express, five killed
At least five persons were dead and four others injured when a bomb exploded in the 2423 A Guwahati-Delhi Rajdhani Express in Assam early on Thursday morning. ANI

Cincom Synchrony Receives 2007 Product of the Year Award Presented by Customer Interaction Solutions® Magazine
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Aar-Em Electronics Makers of CHAMPION UPS to Enter Renewable Energy Market
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2nd Annual CFO Leadership Summit 2008 - Transition from Analyst to Strategist
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Fernandes Urges Industry to be Equal Partner in Skill Development Programmes
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Honeywell Wins Three Frost & Sullivan Awards Recognising Excellence in Building Integration Technologies
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CII Felicitates Abilympics' Winners
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ZODIAC launches the Barolo Collection this New Year & Party Season 2007
Inspired by Barolo Italian dark wines famous for their full bodied vibrant red colour and an obvious purple tinge denoting youth, Zodiac presents the Barolo Collection. ICPAR

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on December 13, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 10385
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 10335
Silver (Kg): Rs. 19260

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 19100
Sovereign: Rs. 8700
Standard gold: Rs. 10415

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 10470
Silver: Rs. 18900

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 19375
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 10330

Bullion Rates on December 13, 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 13, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 39.37 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 80.49 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 57.92 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 35.22 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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