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December 31, 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 31, 2007

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Goa government scraps 12 SEZs
The Goa Government today decided to scrap all the 12 Special Economic Zones (SEZs), and recommended the de-notification of the three zones to the Union Commerce Ministry. ANI

Kids in Coimbatore leap-like-a-frog to draw attention to conservation efforts
In an effort to protect the fragile eco-diversity and the animal chain, the Coimbatore Zoo organised a programme to save frogs, an endangered species from extinction. ANI

Passengers relieved as Samjhauta Express resumes services
Passengers have heaved a sigh of relief with the resumption of the Samjhauta Express that plies between Attari in India to Lahore in Pakistan. ANI

President appoints four new High Court Chief Justices
The Centre today announced appointment of four new Chief Justices of Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh High Courts by President Pratibha Patil. ANI

Term of Liberhan panel extended by another two months
The Centre on Monday extended the term of the Liberhan Ayodhya Commission of Inquiry, which is probing into the destruction of the Ram Janma Bhoomi-Babri Masjid structure at Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, by another two months. ANI

President Patil to spend New Year Day with DRDO scientists
In an unique gesture President Pratibha Patill will be visiting the Missile Complex of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Hyderabad on Tuesday, and will be spending few hours of the New Year day with top scientists. ANI

Centre extends ceasefire with Dima Halam Daogah
The Central Government has agreed to extend the ceasefire with the Dima Halam Daogah (DHD), a militant outfit operating in Assam, by another six months ANI

George Fernandes New Year message with a difference
Former Defence Minister and convenor of National Democratic Alliance (NDA), George Fernandes in his New Year message has announced the revival of The OtherSide journal, a decade after its publication was stopped. ANI

Will Bastar tribals ever see the end of tunnel?
Though known for its rich natural resources like iron ore and thick forests, Bastar region in Chattisgarh has invariably remained deprived of development and benefits from various government schemes due to Naxalite campaigns. ANI

Pak turmoil bothers people in border areas
People living in areas along India-Pakistan border have expressed concern over the unrest in Pakistan in the wake of assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. ANI

Bikaner becomes tourists choice for New Year celebrations
Bikaner is playing a perfect host to tourists for the New Year celebrations as the desert city, located 320 kilometres from Jaipur, is bustling with party hoppers. ANI

A snow-less Srinagar disappoints tourists on New Year
Lack of snowfall in Srinagar has dampened the spirits of tourists and residents alike who expected to celebrate the New Year amidst heavy snow, a usual occurrence in the state around this time. ANI

Manmohan promises support to make Himachal economically strong(Second lead: Dhumal)
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today. Dr. Singh promised Dhumal of all possible support from the Centre to make the state economically strong. ANI

Makhdoom Amin Fahim only a Bairam Khan, Jeeve Bhutto
All of nineteen, the new heir Bilawal, sporting Armani glasses, quivering lips, Oxford accent intact....one more sacrificial lamb from the Bhutto stables. ANI

Makhdoom Amin Fahim only a Bairam Khan, Jeeve Bhutto
All of nineteen, the new heir Bilawal, sporting Armani glasses, quivering lips, Oxford accent intact....one more sacrificial lamb from the Bhutto stables. ANI

Three ultras killed in Assam encounter
Three ultras belonging to the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were killed and another injured in an encounter with security forces in the Dibru-Saikhowa Reserve Forest area. ANI

Manali tourists get set to usher in New Year traditionally
Tourists are preparing to usher in the New Year here in a traditional way. ANI

Orissa still waits for normalcy
In spite of government claims of total normalcy prevailing in Orissa, some parts of the state are still under curfew. ANI

Largest Muslim congregation begins in Uttar Pradesh
A large number of Muslims have gathered in Uttar Pradeshs Azamgarh District for the Alami Ijtema, the largest international congregation. ANI

Winner of Mr.Singh International contest salutes Sikhism
It was a moment of great joy and pride for the 29 finalists of the third Mr. Singh International competition, when they walked on the ramp amidst a cheering crowd during the annual contest held here recently. ANI

UNESCO delegation visits Chandigarh
Chandigarh today boasts of all those features which are required to get a world heritage status. The next step is the submission of a dossier to the UNESCO for its nomination. ANI

Assamese Ramayana in Delhi
Assam has a rich tradition of Ramayana. The popular version of the epic is the 11th century Ramayana of Sri Madhava Kandali. ANI

Dhumal meets Prime Minister (Lead: Dhumal)
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today. ANI

President, Vice President greet people on New Year
President Pratibha Patil and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today extended their greetings to fellow citizens on the occasion of New Year. ANI

Manmohan Singhs assurance to Christians in Orissa
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has assured Gladys Staines, wife of slain Australian missionary Graham Staines that the Government is taking all necessary steps to restore peace in Orissa. ANI

PM greets nation on New Year
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation on the occasion of New Year. ANI

Delhi Metro services to be curtailed on New Years eve
The Delhi Metro rail services will be partially curtailed on Line 2 (Vishwa Vidyalaya to Central Secretariat) and Line 3 (Indraprastha to Dwarka Sector-9 on New Years eve. ANI

Polling begins for first phase of Assam panchayat polls
Polling for the first phase of panchayat poll in Assam has begun this morning, amidst tight security. ANI

Dhumal to meet Prime Minister today
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today. ANI

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar comes to state on a 4-day visit
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Also see International News / Press Releases on December 31, 2007

Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on December 31, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 10745
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 10695
Silver (Kg): Rs. 19560

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 19250
Sovereign: Rs. 8900
Standard gold: Rs. 10800

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 19675
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 10695
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9910

Bullion Rates on December 31, 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 31, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 39.41 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 78.74 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 58.12 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 35.21 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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