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July 16, 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 July 16, 2007

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Sikhs clash with Dera followers in Haryana
Followers of Dera Sacha Sauda sect clashed with Sikhs in Sira, Haryana on Monday, after a motorcade of the Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was allegedly stoned by the Sikhs. ANI

Militant kidnappings in Assam are acts of cowardice: PM
Condemning the militant kidnappings in Assam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today termed them as an act of cowardice and inhumanity. ANI

Antony calls for aggressive indigenisation in defence production
Defence Minister A K Antony today called for aggressive indigenisation in defence production in the country due to the delay in supplies from foreign vendors. ANI

Fourth IBSA ministerial-level meeting begins tomorrow
The trilateral ministerial-level meeting of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) will begin here tomorrow, aimed at providing a direction for the future of the group. ANI

India closely monitoring arrests of high profile leaders in Bangladesh (lead: Bangladesh)
India today said that it was closely monitoring the developments in neighbouring Bangladesh, including the arrests of high-level politicians there. ANI

India expresses concern to Australia over Haneefs detention
India today expressed concern over detention of Dr. Mohammad Haneef, suspected of being involved in the foiled UK terror plot, and has asked the Australian government to treat him in fair and just manner under the Australian law. ANI

Devotees throng Puri to participate in the annual Rath Yatra
A large number of devotees thronged Puri today to participate in the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, his sister Subhadra and brother Balram. ANI

Third Fronts decision to abstain from presidential poll is unconstitutional: NDA
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Monday decried the decision of the Third Front to abstain from presidential poll, terming it as unconstitutional. ANI

Teachers demanding regular job clash with police in Srinagar
Hundreds of temporary teachers employed under States educational guarantee scheme today clashed with police during a protest rally here. ANI

Bhopal court acquits Monica Bedi in fake passport case
A local court here today acquitted Monica Bedi, former Bollywood actress and companion of underworld don Abu Salem, in a forged passport case. ANI

Congress leader Madhavrao Scindias spirit wanders in Uttar Pradesh
Villagers of Morta in Uttar Pradeshs Bhongaon Tehsil cannot forget the 2001 airplane crash in which Congress leader Madhavrao Scindia and seven others were killed. ANI

Three-month long India Now festival to begin in London from July 17
To promote India as an important tourist destination for Britons, the Tourism Ministry in coordination with the office of Mayor of London is undertaking an extensive media campaign along with the inauguration of a three-month long festival India Now in London from July 17. t is the biggest Indian festival to be staged in the UK, with activities planned across London from July to September expecting participation of at least one million locals and visitors. ANI

Post Lal Masjid siege: Indian Army notices exfiltrations across LoC
Less than a week after the siege of the Lal Masjid in Islamabad, the Indian Army has noticed incidents of exfiltrations- Pakistan based militants returning back to their part of Kashmir- across the Line of Control (LoC). ANI

Hospital in Gaya becomes a Barat Ghar
It was a typical Bollywood story in real life -full of drama, action and a happy ending - concluding in a marriage in a Bihar hospital. ANI

Pak scribes distressed at seeing bullet-riddled Lal Masjid
Most journalists who covered the Lal Masjid siege are perturbed and distressed after seeing the mosques bullet-riddled walls and roof. ANI

Kidnapped Cement Corporation of India official dead
A senior official of the Cement Corporation of India (CCI), who was kidnapped on Sunday, has died reportedly due to heart attack. ANI

Chargesheet filed in Sohrabuddin fake encounter case
The Gujarat police today filed a chargesheet in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh, fake encounter case against 13 police officials including three IPS officers. ANI

Asian rights body says Hasinas arrest is a conspiracy to get her out of Awami League
The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today condemned the arrest of former Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and described the move as a premeditated conspiracy to keep her out of the Awami League, and from the process of dialogue for the upcoming elections. ANI

Scot college to enrol 60 Punjabi students every year
Scotlands AYR College has joined hands with the Ludhiana-based Canadian Institute for International Studies (CIIS) to enrol at least 60 students for various streams every year. ANI

Centre files application in Supreme Court for removal of stay on quota issue
The Centre today filed an application before the Supreme Court seeking removal of the stay on the implementation of 27 per cent reservation for the students of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the admission to higher educational institutions. ANI

North East Indians mark their presence at Eighth World Hindi Conference
The Eighth World Hindi Conference held last week here was novel in more ways than one. It saw the UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon, a South Korean, ending his inaugural speech in Hindi while many nationals including the Chinese participated in it. ANI

Thousands throng Lord Jagannath Chariot Festival
Tens of thousands of devotees thronged Puri in Orissa and Ahmedabad in Gujarat for an annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath, which is marked by elaborate processions accompanied by great fanfare. ANI

Building collapse claims three lives in Delhi
Three people were killed and another three were injured in a building collapse in the citys Ballimaran locality near Chandni Chowk, early this morning. ANI

Puducherry court adjourns Shankararaman murder case till August 17
A Puducherry Sessions Court today adjourned hearing of the Sankararaman murder case till August 17, in which Kanchi Sankaracharyas, Jayendra Saraswathi and his junior Vijayendra Saraswathi, are the main accused. ANI

Kerala collector exhibits rare photographs of Gandhi
After the controversy surrounding the Christies auction of Mahatma Gandhi letter written 19 days before his assassination, its now the turn of original black and white photographs of Gandhi making news in Kerala. ANI

Tamil Nadu village body bans tobacco consumption
Setting an example for others to follow, the Varanavasi Village Panchayat near Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu has imposed a ban on tobacco consumption among villagers. ANI

Climate change reducing flow of rivers in China, warn scientists
The volume of water flowing in two of Chinas longest rivers -- the Yangtze and the Yellow -- is reducing steadily because of climate change linked to the contraction of wetlands, warned the countrys leading scientists. ANI

Indo-US nuke deal must not affect our deterrence capability: BJP
Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh has said that Washington must amend the Hyde Act to accommodate India with a credible minimum nuclear deterrent. ANI

BJP, Shiv Sena headed for split over Presidential polls
The alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its right wing ally, the Shiv Sena, is reportedly on the rocks following the latters decision to support the candidature of Pratibha Patil for the July 19 Presidents polls. ANI

Russian girl marries Rajkot man in Hindu ceremony
Fascination for Indian style marriages has led a Russian girl to travel all the way to India to tie the nuptial knot. ANI

Daitapati community children participate in Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra
Children of the Daitapati community are participating in the annual Rath Yatra (chariot festival) of Lord Jagannath as volunteers, which commenced here this morning. ANI

Benazir fears Musharraf will postpone general elections
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has warned that President General Pervez Musharraf could postpone this years general elections in the wake of the Lal Masjid episode the resultant backlash in the Swat and Dera Ismail Khan areas of the countrys North west Frontier Province (NWFP) over the weekend. ANI

Buddhists offer prayers for Dalai Lamas long life
Buddhist monks and followers offered prayers for the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala to overcome, according to Tibetan astrology, the year of obstacles in his 73rd year. ANI

Puducherry Sessions Court to hear Sankararaman murder case
A Puducherry Sessions Court will hear the Sankararaman murder case today, in which Kanchi Sankaracharyas, Jayendra Saraswathi and his junior Vijayendra Saraswathi are the main accused. ANI

Yureeka Taxes Reports Season-To-Date Adoption of Online Tax Preparation Software
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Rapid Manufacturing Spearheading Growth of the World Rapid Prototyping Equipment Markets
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on July 16, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8805
Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17935

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17800
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8880

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 8895
Silver: Rs. 17850

Indore Bullion Market

Gold (10 grams): Rs. 8910
Silver (1Kg): Rs. 18750

Bhopal Bullion Market

Gold (10 grams): Rs. 9150
Silver (1Kg): Rs. 18750

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17650
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8800

Bullion Rates on July 16, 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 July 16, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.37 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.18 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.67 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 33.13 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of July 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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