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July 17, 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 17, 2007

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Supreme Court asks Centre to file affidavit on Ram Sethu
The Supreme Court on Tuesday transferred to itself from the Madras High Court the petitions complaining that the Sethusamudram project would destroy the mythical Rama Sethu bridge. ANI

Pappu Yadav can vote in presidential polls: Delhi HC
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Lok Sabha MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, presently lodged in Tihar Jail here, was today permitted to cast his vote in the July 19 presidential election. ANI

There is no compulsion to vote but parties cant issue whip in presidential poll: EC(Lead:EC)
Reacting to the United National Progressive Alliances (UNPA) direction to its legislators to abstain from voting in the presidential election, the Election Commission today categorically said that political parties are free to canvas or seek votes of electors or appeal to them to refrain from voting, but the cannot issue any direction or whip to their members in this regard. ANI

PM assures all possible assistance to dead CCI officials family
Condoling the death of Cement Corporation of India (CCI) official Kailash Nath Jha, who died of heart attack soon after his abduction by militants in Assam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today assured his family of giving all possible benefits and other assistance. ANI

Manmohan Singh calls on Kalam
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called on President. APJ Abdul Kalam here on Tuesday, two days ahead of the presidential election which is scheduled for July 19. ANI

Kashmiris welcome PMs Line of Peace proposal
People of Jammu and Kashmir have welcomed the proposal of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to transform the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan into the Line of Peace. ANI

Two more get life-term in 93 Mumbai bomb blasts case
Resuming its sentencing in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case, a special TADA court today gave life-term to planter of the bomb Imtiyaz Ghawate and grenade-thrower Nasim Bharmare. ANI

Kanpur boy loves drinking petrol!
At an age when most of the children are found cherishing coca cola drinks at home or parties, ten-year-old Mohammad Sajid has developed an uncanny taste petrol! ANI

Virgin cow giving milk since two years of age!
Believe it or not, Kapila, an impregnated cow of Sarnagat in Dabra Tehsil of Gwalior District has been lactating since the age of two without ever getting crossed with a stud bull or an artificial insemination. Its been ten years now. ANI

UNPA cannot abstain from voting in presidential poll: EC
In a major relief to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ahead of the July 19 presidential poll, the Election Commission today said that third front United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) cannot abstain from voting in the election. ANI

India summons Australian envoy over Mohammed Haneefs detention
India on Tuesday summoned Australian High Commissioner John McCarthy to convey its concern over the continued detention of Bangalore-born doctor Mohammed Haneef at a detention centre in Brisbane after he had been granted conditional bail in connection with alleged role in the UK bomb blasts of June 30. ANI

India to spend Rs. 90 million on skill upgradation of workers for overseas employment
The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) has announced plan to spend 90 million rupees on upgrading the skills of workers seeking overseas employment. ANI

Border fencing of Sir Creek would help BSF check infiltration
Border fencing in the Sir Creek belt of the Rann of Kutch would make it easier for the Border Security Force (BSF) to patrol the area and check infiltration. ANI

Arjun Singh calls for hard assessment of primary education
Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh has said it is high time to make a hard assessment of the primary education in the country. ANI

India seeks civil nuke energy cooperation from Brazil, South Africa
India today sought civil nuclear energy cooperation from Brazil and South Africa, ahead of talks on a landmark deal with the U.S. ANI

Siddhivinayak temple to lift ban on coconut and garland offerings
The famous Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai on Tuesday announced that it would lift a ban on coconut and garland offerings, which was imposed a month ago following terror threats.In June, priests at Siddhivinayak temple asked devotees not to carry coconuts and garlands at the temple. ANI

Consultative Committee discusses draft National Policy on Criminal Justice
The Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Home Ministry today discussed the Draft National Policy on Criminal Justice. ANI

Two-day international exhibition on Naval armaments from July 19
An international seminar-cum-exhibition on naval armament, NAVARMS-07 will be held here from July 19 to July 20. ANI

Uttar Pradesh boy can write on mustard seeds!
Twenty four-year-old Atul Kumar of Uttar Pradeshs Fatehgarh area has trained himself into a master calligrapher who creates miniature drawings using magnifying glass. ANI

Runaway children find a home away from home in Secunderabd
Many orphans and runaway children from different parts of Hyderabad are learning how to lead a purposeful life at Forum for Street Children here. ANI

Haryana students learning adventure sports in Manali
Over seventy students from different parts of Haryana are learning basics of adventure sports in Manali as part of a week-long camp sponsored by the Haryana government here. ANI

Dukhtaran-e-Millat asks Kashmiri women to arm themselves
Dukhtaran-e-Millat (Daughters of the Nation) chief Aasiya Andrabi has exhorted all women in the Kashmir Valley to carry daggers to thwart rape attempts, especially by soldiers. ANI

1993 Mumbai blast: Sentencing likely to resume today
The awarding of sentences to the remaining convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts is likely to resume today after a month long stay. ANI

Supreme Court to hear Centres quota issue petition
The Supreme Court will today decide on the Centres application, seeking removal of a stay on the implementation of 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) students in admission to institutions of higher education. ANI

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

Plug and Play Smart TEDS Sensors Find Poor Customer Acceptance
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Asia's Mega-Wealthy Private Banking Clients Vote Citi Private Bank Best in Asia
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Sify to Report First Quarter 2007 Fiscal Year Financial Results on Monday, July 23, 2007
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Info Edge Recognized as Tomorrow's Giant
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HDFC Announces the Launch of 'Asset Plus'
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NDTV Financial Results: Q1, FY 07- 08
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Also see International News / Press Releases on July 17, 2007

Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on July 17, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8760
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8710
Silver (Kg): Rs. 17835

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17650
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8850

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 8865
Silver: Rs. 17600

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. 17415
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8780
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8120

Bullion Rates on July 17, 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 17, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.36 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.23 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.65 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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