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December 18, 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'

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Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi

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Sonia expresses concern over scarcity of power and fertilisers for UP farmers
United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi today expressed concern over shortage of power supply and fertilisers for farmers of Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Congress promises water for poll-bound Himachal villages
Ahead of second phase of polling for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, the Congress party has told voters that Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh would be implementing Asias largest water supply scheme by bringing water from the River Beas to the water-scarce areas in the State. ANI

Thousands participated in Bull wedding in Rajasthan
A family in a Rajasthan village recently organised a marriage ceremony of an cow with a bull amidst much fanfare. ANI

Traditional Indian medicines have a world market, says Ramadoss
Union Health Minister Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss said here today that concrete steps should be taken to market traditional Indian medicines. ANI

Himachal voters want employment
On the eve of the final round of Assembly elections, villagers in Himachal are demanding more employment opportunities. ANI

Media hype over 1984 riots case will die down, says Tytler
Former Union Minister of State for Non-Resident Indians Jagdish Tytler said today that the media hype over reinvestigating the 1984 Sikh riots case was a farce, and added that things would settle down by tomorrow. ANI

Media hype over 1984 riots case will die down, says Tytler
Former Union Minister of State for Non-Resident Indians Jagdish Tytler said today that the media hype over reinvestigating the 1984 Sikh riots case was a farce, and added that things would settle down by tomorrow. ANI

Pratibha Patil gives away awards to 28 Hindi scholars
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today honoured 28 Hindi Sevi scholars for the year 2005 and 2006. ANI

Hunt for killer elephant Laden in Jharkhand
Tribals in the remote villages of Jharkand have launched a massive hunt in the States dense forest areas to end the mayhem and carnage unleashed by a killer elephant. ANI

There is more talk than action on security(Article)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold a meeting on security in the Capital on Thursday, which will be attended by the Chief Ministers of different States. ANI

Rajasthan govt to send Chopra panel report to Centre
The Rajasthan government on Tuesday decided to send the Justice Jasraj Chopra Committee report on the Gujjar communitys demand for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to the Centre. ANI

North India reels under a biting cold wave
North India shivered under intense cold wave conditions on Tuesday morning as freezing temperatures grip the region. ANI

Pravin Mahajan gets life sentence(Lead: Pravin)
A Sessions Court here today sentenced Pravin Mahajan to life imprisonment for the murder of his elder brother and the BJP General Secretary Pramod Mahajan. ANI

Government has open mind on giving ST status to six Assamese tribal groups: Kyndiah
Union Tribal Affairs Minister P R Kyndia today assured tribal leaders from Assam that the Central Government would seriously look into matters of tribal welfare in that state. ANI

Horticulture, a major poll plank in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh
The second phase of Assembly elections for Himachal Pradesh assembly is witnessing the two major political parties laying stress on wooing voters associated with the apple industry. ANI

Digambar Jains celebrate 75th birth anniversary of Acharya Bahubali Maharaj
Thousands of Jain devotees converged in Gurgaon on the weekend to celebrate the 75th birth anniversary of Acharya Bahubaliji Maharaj, the spiritual Guru of Digamber sect of Jain community and perform mass rituals. ANI

Antony lays wreath at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Defence Minister A K Antony laid a wreath at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum at Ba Dinh Square here on Tuesday morning. ANI

Antony calls on Vietnamese Prime Minister
Defence Minister A K Antony met Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi, Vietnam, last evening. ANI

China to eradicate Internet sex ads
Twelve Chinese ministries have launched a campaign to clean up cyberspace in the country. ANI

Delhi Court directs CBI to reinvestigate Tytlers role in 84 riots
The Kakardooma Court in Delhi today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to reinvestigate the role of former Union Minister Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. ANI

Pachauri welcomes Bali accord
Chairman of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri, has welcomed last weekends accord at Bali in Indonesia to launch negotiations on a new pact to fight global warming. ANI

Chinese Minister says Taiwans referendum bid could be risky
Beijings top official on cross-Straits affairs has condemned a referendum push by Taiwan leader Chen Shui-bian, saying it could usher in a period of high-risk. ANI

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

Madhu Koda Government to face no-confidence motion today
The Madhu Koda Government in Jharkhand will face a no-confidence motion to be moved by opposition parties in the State Assembly here this afternoon. ANI

Elaborate arrangements in place for final phase of Himachal polls
Elaborate arrangements have been made for the final and second phase of Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh to be held on Wednesday. ANI

M K Narayanan lauds Tamil Nadu for checking LTTE threat
National Security Advisor M K Narayanan has lauded the efforts of the Tamil Nadu State Government for the way in which it dealt with the threat posed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) activities in the state. ANI

Court to pronounce quantum of sentence to Pravin Mahajan
A Sessions Court will pronounce the quantum of sentence to Pravin Mahajan, who was convicted for the murder of his elder brother and the BJP General Secretary Pramod Mahajan. ANI

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on December 18, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 10260
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 10210
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18690

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18455
Sovereign: Rs. 8625
Standard gold: Rs. 10260

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18410
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 10175
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9430

Bullion Rates on December 18, 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 18, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 39.57 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 79.91 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 56.99 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.97 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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