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December 20, 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 20, 2007

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IAFs daredevil air show sweeps Agartala residents off their feet
The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted its first air show in Tripura on Thursday morning mesmerising the people who had gathered here at the Agartalas Dasharat Dev Stadium. ANI

Devotees throng Tamil Nadus Ranganatha shrine on Vaikunta Ekadesi
A large number of devotees congregated at Ranganatha shrine in Tamil Nadus Srirangam temple town to celebrate the Vaikunta Ekadesi festival today. ANI

Manipur theatre festival showcases States young talent
pur, Dec 20 (ANIBudding theatre artistes in Manipur are showcasing their talent at the All Manipur Drama Festival being held here. ANI

PM says its time for setting up of a special force to tackle Naxals
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that to tackle threats from Naxals, a special force on the lines of Special Task Force of Andhra Pradesh, must be created by the States affected by this problem, and also suggested constitution of such a force at the national level. ANI

Shiv Sena protests against repeal of Urban Land Ceiling Act in Maharashtra
Shiv Sainiks on Thursday took to the streets in Mumbai to protest against the Maharashtra governments decision to scrap the Urban Land Ceiling Act that led to freeing up large tracts of prime real estate. ANI

Kashmir celebrates Id, in spite of snowy weather
Despite a chilly weather, Muslims in Srinagar are busy preparing for one of their most important festivals, Eid-ul-Zuha. ANI

X-mass preparation underway
Preparations for the forthcoming Christmas festival are under way all over the country particularly in Kolkata and Goa. ANI

Heavy rains claim 6 more lives in Tamil Nadu, toll mounts to 34
Six more people died in heavy rains in Tamil Nadu on Thursday taking the total toll to 34 in the State. ANI

India, China begin anti-terror war games
China and India have started a week-long anti-terrorism military drill to improve trust and cooperation as the two rising powers seek to put aside decades of frosty relations. ANI

Vice President greets people ahead of Eid-ul-Zuha
Vice President Hamid Ansari has greeted the eople ahead of Eid-ul-Zuha. ANI

Punjab police arrests travel agent for fraudulent practices
Punjab Police today arrested a private travel agent for possessing over 15000 passports, which were beyond his permitted licence limit. ANI

Hyderabad court places Abu Salem in judicial custody till jan 3
Underworld don Abu Salem was remanded to judicial custody till January 3 by a Hyderabad court today in connection with a fake passport case. ANI

Delhi High Court recieves Al-Qaeda threat
The Delhi High Court has reportedly recieved a threatening e-mail from the Al-Qaeda. ANI

President to visit Andhra Pradesh from Friday
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will pay an official visit to Andhra Pradesh from December 21 to January 6. ANI

Democrats to pursue US-India nuke deal if elected: Steinberg
Democrats will continue efforts to conclude the US-India nuclear deal, and are willing to work together towards the larger cause of global disarmament, said James Steinberg, Dean, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas, at a session on Strategic Choices for the United States in the 2008 Election and their implication for US-India Relations, organised by The Aspen Institute India here on Thursday. ANI

Senior Maoist leader arrested in Kerala
A senior Maoist leader Malla Raji Reddy has been arrested in the town of Angamaly in Kerala. ANI

Fish death of fish in Assam
The discovery of thousands of fish in the Brahmaputra River that flows from Tibet into Assam Valley has left environmentalists and officials baffled. ANI

Ponds Institute organises high-end anti-aging plenary workshop
Ponds Institute conducted a plenary workshop for leading dermatologists from across the country under the aegis of Ponds scientists Dr. David Horne, Dr. Mike Cheney, Dr. Pushker Sona and Dr. Stacey Hawkins. ANI

Patna vegetable vendors set up Girls school
A group of vegetable vendors in Gulzarbag District of Patna are trying to improve the lot of children by sponsoring an all-girls school. ANI

Naxal extremism is single big internal security challenge: Manmohan
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that the Left wing extremism remains as the single big internal security challenge for the country, and called for using all means to overcome the menace. ANI

Uttar Pradesh forest officials investigate death of alligators Chambal River
Forest officials in Uttar Pradesh are investigating the cause of death of several Indian alligators (Gharials) even as more carcasses of endangered reptiles have surfaced in the River Chambal. ANI

PM greets nation ahead of Id-ul Zuha
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation ahead of the auspicious occasion of Id-ul-Zuha, which will be celebrated on Friday. ANI

Rape of low-case girl leads to protest in Haryana village
People took to the streets in Haryanas Yamunanagar District on Wednesday demanding police action against a relative of the high-caste village head for his role in the alleged rape of a low-caste girl. ANI

First Indo-China joint military exercise begins today
The first Sino-Indian joint training exercise codenamed Hand in Hand 2007 will commence today in Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan province of China. ANI

AIIMS governing body to decide on permanent director
The governing and institute body meeting of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will be held here this evening to discuss the appointment of a permanent director. ANI

CPI (M)s Central Committee meeting begins
The three-day meeting of CPI (M)s Central Committee began here today to finalise the draft political resolution for the upcoming party congress at Coimbatore. ANI

Manmohan to chair a high-level meeting to review internal security
The Centre will take a holistic review of the internal security of the country by holding a high-level meeting here today. ANI

French Foreign Minister arrives on four-day visit
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner arrived here on a four-day visit today to further strengthen the bilateral ties with India. ANI

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Pond's Institute Organizes a High-End Anti-Aging Plenary Workshop for Leading Dermatologists
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Progressive Infotech Receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Strategy Leadership for Best RIM Services in India
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Cranes Software Announces the Release of the 64 bit NISA Version 15.5 on Microsoft® Windows
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AbsolutData CEO Addresses Global Direct Marketing Community at DMA07
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World GameMaster Tournament concludes amidst great fanfare!
ASUS showcases the best in gaming hardware ASUS Technology Pvt. Ltd., India

Neeta's Herbal arrives in India through their Indian partner Dhaatri Herbals Pvt. Ltd
With Neeta's Herbal, Dhaatri Group, a Hyderabad based Construction Infrastructure Development and Communications Group of Companies forays into Herbal Medicine for Hair and Skin Care; To open India's first Neeta's Herbal Clinic at Hyderabad Solus Media

New improved Strepsils Lozenges
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on December 20, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 10310
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 10260
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18790

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 10470
Silver: Rs. 18900

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18720
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 10255
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9500

Bullion Rates on December 20, 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 20, 2007

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

1 GBP = 78.93 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 56.85 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.96 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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