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December 19, 2007

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

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India News / Press Releases on December 19, 2007

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Indian army contingent reaches China for first Sino-India joint exercise
A contingent of Indian Army on Wednesday reached Chinas Yunan province for the six-day joint counter terrorism exercise beginning from Thursday. ANI

Himachal registers 67 percent of polling in final phase (Final lead: HP polls)
Around 67 percent of Himachal Pradesh electorate today exercised their franchise during the second and final phase of assembly elections that were held in 65 seats. ANI

One more test left for Akash missiles final induction into IAF
Two more tests of indigenously developed surface-to-air nuclear capable Akash missiles were carried out on Wednesday from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea, 15 km from Balasore in Orissa. ANI

PETA activists protest against leather industries
Activists of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) today protested against leather industries alleging them for encouraging cruelty against animals. ANI

President Patil celebrates her birthday with specially abled and destitutes
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today celebrated her 73rd birthday with specially abled and destitutes of the city. ANI

Child Rights panel seeks reply from Gujarat govt. on two childrens death
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sought reply from the Gujarat Government in connection with death of two children in plastic factories of the state. ANI

Brisk polling despite chill in Dharamsala
Voters braved the chill and turned out in large numbers to cast votes for the second phase of assembly elections in Dharamsala on Wednesday amidst tight security. ANI

High-level meeting to review internal security begins from Thursday
The Centre will take a holistic review of the internal security of the country by holding a high-level meeting in the national capital on Thursday, and will try to evolve a joint strategy for countering terrorists and Naxals. ANI

Thousands of dead fish found on Brahamputra river bank
Thousands of dead fish have washed ashore in Brahamputra River in Assam since early this week. They were discovered on the river banks Guwahati. ANI

National issues should be addressed by women in one voice: Kiran Bedi
Women should be national women, contributing collectively to the development of India as a nation, said Kiran Bedi, former Director General of the Bureau for Police Research and Development at the conference on Women as Catalyst for Indias Transformation, here on Wednesday. ANI

Modi leads BJP-ruled states in opposing minority welfare schemes
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday opposed the special outlays for the minority welfare programmes under the proposed Eleventh Five Year Plan and demanded its review in the interest of maintaining the social fabric of the nation. ANI

Pakistan Radio spreads false information on selection of pilgrims to Nankana Sahib
Advocate Jaswinder Singh of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has denied allegation of Lahore-based Pakistan Radio that Hindus are given preference over Sikhs while preparing the list of devotees to Nankana Sahib. ANI

Kolkatas Santa kids take part in clean city drive ahead of Xmas
Children in the City of Joy, Kolkata, took part in a unique initiative to welcome X-Mass and new year in a cleaner greener and mosquito free city . ANI

Karmapa Lama visits Bodhgaya medical camp
The 17th Karmapa Lama, Ogyen Thrinley Dorje has visited a free medical camp in Bodhgaya. ANI

Women should unite to bring about transformation: Renuka Choudhury
There is a need to change the mindset as women should put collaborative effort to get into mainstream of society and bring transformation for inclusive and sustainable growth of India, said Renuka Choudhury, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Women and Child Development at a conference on Women as Catalyst for Indias Transformationhere on Wednesday. ANI

Communist Party of India (Maoists) hails Dantewada jail-break
Formally accepting their support and role in facilitating the recent escape of 303 inmates at the Dantewada Jail, the Communist Party of India (Maoists) has hailed the incident as a huge moral victory for all revolutionaries. ANI

Low voter turnout in Himachal Pradesh(Lead: HP Polls)
A low voter turnout was witnessed during the first four hours polling in the second and final phase of Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh. ANI

Naxalites too have sex-exploits
A woman Naxalite, nabbed recently by the Jharkhand Police here, has revealed how joining a revolutionary group could be a nightmare for any female in the male-dominated armed groups of Naxalites. ANI

Kagyu sect celebrates festival at Bodhygaya
The 17th Karmapa Lama, Ogyen Thrinley Dorje led several Buddhist monks and devotees in prayers for world peace and harmony at the opening day the 25th International Kagyu Monlam prayer festival on Monday. ANI

PM greets President Pratibha Patil on her 73rd birthday (Update-President birthday)
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh greeted President Pratibha Patil on her 73rd birthday today. ANI

Four killed in Tamil Nadu building collapse
At least four members of a family were killed after an under-construction building collapsed at Aandalveethi near Tiruchy early this morning. ANI

Pratibha Patil to celebrate her 73rd birthday with special children
President Pratibha Patil, who is celebrating her 73rd birthday today, will meet special children. ANI

UP MLA caught with live ammunition at airport
An MLA from Uttar Pradesh was arrested for carrying live ammunition while trying to board a Mumbai-bound flight from Dabolim Airport in Goa. ANI

Red Ribbon Express reaches Bhopal
The Red Ribbon Express, the worlds largest social mobilisation campaign against HIV/AIDS, has reached here to educate the masses about the deadly virus. 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

National Development Council to take up Eleventh Five Year Plan
The 54th meeting of the National Development Council (NDC) will be held here today to consider the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-12). ANI

Polling for final phase of HP Assembly elections begins
Polling for the final and second phase of Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections has begun this morning, amidst tight security. ANI

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen to address seminar on The Right to Education: Actions Now
Nobel Laureate and noted economist Amartya Sen will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural session of seminar on The Right to Education: Actions Now here today. ANI

Renuka Choudhury to inaugurate Women as Catalysts for Indias Transformation session
Minister of Women and Child Development, Renuka Choudhury, will inaugurate a day-long session on Women as Catalysts for Indias Transformation here today. ANI

IDS Launches Fortune Care
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Alpine-HCC JV Bags Rs. 297.51 Crore Order from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
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Ritu Wears Latest Accessory: Pine Labs 'Nova'
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on December 19, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 10330
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 10280
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18755

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18600
Standard gold: Rs. 10310

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 10470
Silver: Rs. 18900

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18620
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 10250
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9500

Bullion Rates on December 19, 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 19, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 39.55 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 79.62 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 57.02 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.92 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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