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December 17, 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 17, 2007

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Six officials suspended for Dantewada jailbreak
Day after Naxalites attacked a jail in Dantewada and freed 299 inmates, the Chhattisgarh authorities today stepped up prison security and suspended six officials. ANI

E-mail threat puts Delhi airport on high alert
Security in and around the Delhi airport has been tightened following reports of an anonymous e-mail that has warned of bomb blasts in January. ANI

Daily-wagers lobby for job regularisation in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh
Daily-wagers in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh have pledged to vote for the candidate who would ensure job regularisation for them and an increase in their wages. ANI

CBI gets two-month time to wrap up Nandigram firing investigation
The Calcutta High Court on Monday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to submit its final report on the March 14 police firing incident in Nandigram within two months, in spite of the investigating agencys plea of granting them four months time to complete their investigation. ANI

Chopper carrying Congress leader breaches PMs security
A security breach in Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singhs security took place on Monday afternoon when a private helicopter carrying Congress leader R K Dhawan entered the restricted air space around the Prime Ministers convoy. ANI

Manmohan criticises BJPs record in Himachal Pradeshs development
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for covering up its no-show in Himachal Pradeshs economic development by raising religious and regional issues. ANI

Sri Lankan Tourism Minister calls on Ambika Soni
Sri Lankan Tourism Minister Milinda Moragoda called on Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni here today and discussed ways to promote and strengthen bilateral relations in the tourism sector. ANI

Rural employment scheme not fully operational in Himachal
Thousands of unemployed youth in Himachal Pradesh have not been able to get jobs even after one year of Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme becoming operational in the State, for the single reason that they were not aware of the details of the scheme. ANI

Congress confident of winning Himachal second time, says Singhvi
With the election campaigning coming to an end this evening in Himachal Pradesh, the Congress party claimed that it is confident of retaining the state, and said that the second stint of Congress Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh would come on the basis of it hard work done by him during the last five years as compared to the earlier BJP government. ANI

India and Vietnam announce measures to boost defence cooperation
The Defence Minister AK Antony, who is on a three day visit to Vietnam, announced at the meeting with his counterpart General Phung Quang Thanh in Hanoi today that India will transfer 5000 naval spares belonging to Petya class of ship to Vietnam to make many of the ageing ships operational. ANI

Designer shoes for Indore jumbo!
An elephant walking around with designer shoes in the town has turned a big attraction for people, especially the kids. ANI

Politicians, civil bureaucracy holding up police reforms, says expert
Vested interests of politicians and powerful civil bureaucracy to keep the police under their control is one of the major reasons holding up the much needed police reforms, according to Dr. Arvind Verma, an IPS officer-turned professor at the Indiana University in the United States. ANI

Jaipur holds sand biking championship
Bikers from across the country participated in the National Bike Race Championship to exhibit their motocross biking skills in Jaipur. ANI

Prime Minister congratulates Narain Karthikeyan
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has congratulated Narain Karthikeyan for winning the Feature Race in A1GP. ANI

Rizwanur case: CBI to submit report on January 8
The Calcutta High Court today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to submit its probe report into the mysterious death of computer graphic designer teacher Rizwanur Rehman on January 8. ANI

Shivraj Patil condemns Manipur blast
pur, Dec 17 (ANIUnion Home Minister Shivraj Patil has condemned Sundays blast near Imphal in Manipur. ANI

Justice Chopra Committee submits report on Gujjar status to Rajasthan Government (Laed:Chopra Committee report)
The Justice Jasraj Chopra Committee, which was constituted by the Rajasthan Government to examine the Gujjar communitys demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status, today submitted its report to the Government. ANI

Asian food to take up 1/3 of menu at Olympic Village
Asian food will make up about a third of the menu at the Olympic Village next summer, with a final menu to be approved on January 1, officials from the Beijing Olympic organizing committee said. ANI

Pinjore Heritage festival held
Popular as the oldest Mughal Garden of the Indian sub-continent and also a heritage site, the four centuries old Yadavendra Gardens (or the Pinjore Gardens) came alive recently during the Pinjore Heritage festival. ANI

Policemen held in captivity after altercation handed over in J-K
Angry residents of Panzgam Village in Jammu and Kashmirs Kupwara District handed over two policemen held as hostages to the authorities. ANI

Pravin Mahajan convicted in Pramod Mahajan murder case (Lead:Pramod Mahajan)
A Sessions Court today convicted Pravin Mahajan in connection with the BJP General Secretary Pramod Mahajan murder case. ANI

Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi today
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will attend the concluding function of the ongoing training camp of Nyay Panchayat chairmen at Jagdishpur today. ANI

Chopra Committee to submit report to Rajasthan govt today
Justice Jasraj Chopra Committee, constituted by the Rajasthan Government to examine the Gujjar communitys demand of Scheduled Tribe (ST) status, will submit its report to the government today. ANI

Court to pronounce verdict in Pramod Mahajan murder case
A trial court will announce its verdict today in the BJP General Secretary Pramod Mahajan murder case. ANI

State Tribal Secretaries to discuss financial programme for tribals
The Centre has convened a meeting of State Tribal Secretaries today to review financial assistance programmes for tribals. ANI

Ambika Soni to inaugurate adventure tourism convention
Minister of Tourism and Culture Ambika Soni will inaugurate the Sixth Annual Convention of the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) here this evening. ANI

10th Indo-French Defence Cooperation meet today
The two-day meeting of the 10th India-France High Committee on Defence Cooperation (HCC) will begin here today. ANI

Cincom and Valutech Partner to Provide Document and Claims Disbursement Solutions
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Ocimum Biosolutions Raises Capital from Kubera and Acquires Gene Logic's Genomics Division
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Lifestyle's 'Great Christmas Celebrations'
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Ragnarok and Gunz now on Indiagames Games On Demand
Indiagames and Level Up partner to offer Mmorpg's to a larger audience Equator PR

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on December 17, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 10265
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 10215
Silver (Kg): Rs. 19050

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18290
Sovereign: Rs. 9650
Standard gold: Rs. 10205

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 10470
Silver: Rs. 18900

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18290
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 10155
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9410

Bullion Rates on December 17, 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 17, 2007

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

1 GBP = 79.47 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 56.83 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.82 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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