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July 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 July 20, 2007

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UPA-Left reach understanding on Hamid Ansaris name for VPs post (lead: UPA-left)
The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and the Left parties on Friday reached an understanding on the name of National Commission for Minorities (NCM) Chairman and former diplomat, Hamid Ansari, for the post of the Vice President. ANI

School student murdered after being raped in Handwara
Handwara Police recovered a throat-slit body of a student from the orchards between Langate and Batpora in Handwara. ANI

Geelani condemns recent blasts in Pakistan
Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani today condemned the recent blasts in Pakistan, which occurred after the Pakistani military stormed the Lal Masjid in Islamabad few days back. ANI

Grenade attack near J-K Assembly, 2 injured
Militants lobbed a grenade near the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly building here today, while the Assembly was in progress, injuring a civilian and a CRPF personnel. ANI

Normal life affected by heavy rains, water logging in Patna
Water logging after heavy rains has brought life to a standstill in Patna, as water has flooded many residential colonies here. ANI

Teacher-recruits set train on fire in Allahabad
Teacher-recruits on Friday torched two trains in Allahabad, alleging irregularities in entry-level examinations. ANI

Orissa police raid hospitals
Orissa police have raided hospitals and pathological laboratories after recovery of seven bodies of female infants near Duburi foothills in Orissas Nayagarh District. ANI

Hundreds of Lord Shiva devotees visiting Srikhand mountains
The untimely melting of the ice lingam at the Amarnath Shrine may have disheartened many Lord Shiva devotees, but several other devotees are now heading for the Srikhand peak in Himachal Pradesh. ANI

Its harsh life for security personnel at the Rann of Kutch
As India moves ahead to celebrate its 61st Independence Day, a large number of soldiers deployed at the Rann of Kutch take pride in the fact that they are contributing to national security, though braving hardships rarely heard by anyone. ANI

Government approves dispensing of control over jaggery
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the dispensing of control over jaggery (gur) and for amending the Sugarcane (Control) Order, 1966. ANI

Now, clinical trials in India will be publicly accountable
India on Friday launched Asias first online registry of clinical trials, making them publicly accountable. ANI

Cabinet clears acquisition of 12 new building vessels
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today permitted the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) to acquire 12 new building vessels with an investment of over 31 million rupees. ANI

93 Mumbai blasts: One more sentenced to death
The special TADA court today awarded death sentence to Mohammad Iqbal Sheikh, one of the accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, taking the number of persons awarded capital punishment in the case to seven. ANI

No Blue Lines on Delhi roads for next two days
The Delhi Government on Friday decided that no Blue Line buses would ply on city roads on July 21 and 22 in the wake of road mishaps involving these vehicles. ANI

Third Front candidate Rashid Masood files nomination for Vice President poll
Rashid Masood, the candidate of the Third Front, filed his nomination papers for the August 10 Vice Presidential poll on Friday with the backing of regional parties, including the AIADMK, which had voted in Thursdays presidential poll, defying the groupings decision to abstain. ANI

Flood alert sounded along Cauvery River
District and revenue authorities in Tamil Nadus Salem, Erode, Karur, Namakkal,Trichy, Tanjavur, Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam areas have issued a flood alert along the Cauvery River, as the Mettur Dam is fast approaching its full capacity. ANI

Cabinet approves restructuring of NHAI
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the restructuring of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) under which selection of the Chairman will be done by a Search Committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary. ANI

Case registered against jeweller, Mumbai building collapse toll is 29
A case has been registered against a jeweller -- Kailash Jain -- for allegedly carrying out illegal structural modifications at a store owned by him on the ground floor of the Borivali building that collapsed on Wednesday and led to the deaths of 29 people.Additional Commissioner of Police (North Region) Suresh Khopde confirmed the registration of a case against Jain, the owner of the Vardhaman Jewellery store.He also said that Jain had lost three of his relatives in the tragedy, and would be arrested after completing funereal rituals. ANI

Indo-Bhutan power project gets govt nod
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for signing of the inter-governmental agreement with Bhutan to implement the 1095 Mega Watt (MW) Punatsangchhu-I Hydropower Project in Bhutan. ANI

Amritsars Gurudwara Guru-Ka-Bagh on a mission to save the environment
Gurdwara Guru-Ka-Bagh in Ghukkewali near Amritsar, was once visited by Guru Arjan Dev and Guru Tegh Bahadur respectively, and has acquired fame for promoting save the environment message. ANI

Delhi High Court to hear Natwar, sons oil scam petitions on August 2
The Delhi High Court will hear petitions of former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh and his son Jagat Singh relating to the Iraqs oil-for-food scam to August 2. ANI

Left proposes ex-diplomat Hamid Ansaris name for Vice Presidents post
Leaders of various Left parties have proposed the name of the Chairman of National Commission for Minorities (NCM) and former diplomat, Hamid Ansari, for the post of Vice President. ANI

Jumbo frightened Kerala woman sells tea from a tree
For many people the idea of living atop a tree may sound adventurous, but for a 50-year-old woman it was compulsion. ANI

Haryana Jain saint ends life performing Santhara
A Jain saint committed Santhara, a Jain ritual to give up life by abstaining from food until death, here on Wednesday night. ANI

Varanasis Vishwanath temple goes online
The revered Vishwanath temple in Varanasi went online with the launch of an exclusive website to give information on day-to-day rituals. ANI

Haneef should be treated well, feel Bangalore residents
The prolong detention of Bangalore born doctor Mohammed Haneef by the Australian authorities in connection to his suspected involvement in the June 29 and June 30 foiled terror attack in the UK has generated anguish among people here. ANI

Hanna Foster case: SC refuses to cancel Kohlis extradition to UK
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to cancel the extradition of Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, the prime accused in the rape and murder case of Hanna Foster, to the UK. ANI

Landslide kills seven members of a family in Assam
Seven members of a family died when their house was buried in a landslide in the Ganesh Nagar area in Assam on Thursday. ANI

China to scenically develop Qinghai-Tibet Plateau by 2020
Chinese tourism administrators have reportedly come up with a 14-year-long sustainable development plan for the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, which will include retaining the same blue-sky and plateau views even after development. ANI

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on July 20, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8915
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8865
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18200

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18050
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8970

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 9010
Silver: Rs. 18050

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. 17910
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8900
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8250

Bullion Rates on July 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 July 20, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.33 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.63 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.65 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 33.01 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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