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July 26, 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'

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Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi

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India News / Press Releases on July 26, 2007

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Manmohan Singh calls on Pratibha Patil
A day after Pratibha Patil became the first citizen of India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called on her at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here today. ANI

Floods continue to wreak havoc in Northeast
Floods continued to wreak havoc in Assam on Thursday, as several districts remained inundated and water levels of rivers continued to rise at an alarming rate. ANI

Cabinet clears introduction of helicopter services in Nagaland
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for introduction of helicopter services in Nagaland to facilitate movement of state people and officials within it. ANI

Manmohan Singh calls on Pratibha Patil
A day after Pratibha Patil became the first citizen of India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called on her at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here today. ANI

India, Egypt to ink agreement on criminal matters
The Union Cabinet today gave its go ahead for signing of an agreement between India and Egypt on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and also ratification of the agreement. ANI

VHP protests Sethusamudram ship canal project
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists staged a protest here on Thursday against a controversial project to dredge a channel in a narrow strip of sea between India and Sri Lanka, which they believe would destroy a mythological bridge made by Lord Ram. ANI

Widow of Kargil martyr commits suicide in Gwalior
Rattled by her husbands death in the 1999 Kargil war, a woman in Gwalior committed suicide on Thursday. ANI

Delhi HC rebukes Kohli for delaying his extradition process
Reserving the judgement on a review petition filed by accused Maninder Pal Singh Kohli against his extradition to the United Kingdom in Hannah Foster rape and murder case, the Delhi High Court today rebuked him for delaying extradition process. ANI

Ailing kids Make a Wish and realise it
The Make A Wish Foundation, which has its headquarters in Mumbai with branches in various parts of the country, has made a difference in the lives of terminally-ill children various parts of the country. ANI

Vice Admiral Dewan appointed Chief of Personnel (Navy)
Vice Admiral D K Dewan AVSM took over over as the Chief of Personnel at Integrated Headquarters (Navy) today. ANI

Thousands of inlay artists living a miserable life in Agra
Agra, the historical city of Taj Mahal, that recently hogged newspaper headlines during the campaign for Seven Wonders of the World, has thousands of poor artisans seeking government attention to their plight. ANI

Migratory birds may give a miss to Rajasthans Keoladeo National Park
Migratory birds could give a miss to the Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan this year due to scanty rains. ANI

Lt. General Deepak Kapoor to be next Army Chief
The Government today announced that Lt. Gen. Deepak Kapoor, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC, presently Vice Chief of Army Staff, will be the next Chief of Army Staff. ANI

BJP set to form coalition government in Goa
After reducing Congress-led Government in Goa to a minority, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today named a new political group Goa Democratic Alliance (GDA) headed by Opposition leader Manohar Parrikar. ANI

Chhattisgarh Assembly Special Session on curbing Naxalism begins
The Chhattisgarh Assembly is discussing the issue of Naxalism at a special session here. ANI

Two militants killed in foiled security camp attack
The Central Reserve Police Force today foiled a suicide attack on one of its camp at Zakura in Jammu and Kashmir in which two militants were shot dead, a police official said. ANI

PM apprises BJP about N-deal
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today briefed a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee about the recent progress being made on the Indo-US civilian nuclear energy cooperation. r. Singh briefed Vajpayee, who was accompanied by former Foreign Ministers Jaswant Singh, Yashwant Sinha, BJP President Rajnath Singh and Arun Shourie, on the significant features of the recently agreed text of the 123-agreement, which is the operational part of the deal. ANI

Condoms used as balloons in Madhya Pradesh
Many claims are made by the Governments, both at the Centre and the States about distribution of condoms in their campaign against the spread of HIV/AIDS and for population control. But the fact is that villagers are unaware how to use them. ANI

Farmers in Punjab use liquor as pesticide
Farmers in Punjabs Faridkot District are using locally brewed liquor as pesticide to get better yield of their crops. ANI

Recollections of a Communicator:Information and Intelligence in warfare (Article)
In his recent publication Indias External Intelligence, Major General (Retired) V.K. Singh, who had served in the Research and Analysis Wing, has criticized the authorities for releasing tapes of a conversation between General Musharraf and his Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Mohammed Aziz, in May 1999, which clearly established the Pakistan Armys complicity in crossing the Line of Control and occupying the Kargil Heights. ANI

Kanimozhi, D. Raja take oath as Rajya Sabha member
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhis daughter Kanimozhi and Communist Party of India (CPI), National Secretary D Raja took oath as members of Rajya Sabha on Thursday. ANI

SC to take up OBC quota constitutional validity issue from Aug 7
The Supreme Court today decided to take up the issue of constitutional validity of the law made for providing 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) students in admission to institutions of higher education from August 7. ANI

AIIMS mulls offering specialisation in Emergency Medicine
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is hopeful of streamlining the patient load at its Emergency Department by starting a post graduate course in Emergency Medicine (EM) for MBBS students. ANI

Arm wrestling is childs play for this physically-challenged Kerala man
For physically-challenged Joby Mathew, arm wrestling is childs play, and his final goal in life is to climb Mt. Everest and become an example to millions of people in the world. ANI

Kashmiris take to soccer for relief
As peace slowly takes root in Kashmir, people are taking to soccer to forget the sound of gunshots and grenade blasts. ANI

Experts call for promotion of sex education in China
There are still many gaps in the way sex education is promoted in China, and experts, foreign and domestic, are of the view that it has to be more intensive and inclusive if issues like personal health and bringing down the incidences of HIV are to be improved upon. ANI

UP Police arrest four for plotting to kill Himesh Reshammiya
The Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested four gangsters for plotting to kill a popular singer-actor Himesh Reshammiya and film producer-director Raj Kumar Santoshi over extortion demands. ANI

Pratibha Patils elevation as President could bring back joint family system: Kalam
Former President A P J Abdul Kalam has said that the elevation of President Pratibha Patil, who heads a joint family, sends a good message to society, as she radiates a sense of well-being. ANI

BJP to stake claim in Goa, as Congress reduced to a minority
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to stake claim to form the next government in Goa after the Congress-led Government was reduced to minority in the 40-member State Assembly on Thursday. ANI

Top BJP delegation to meet PM today over N-deal
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee will meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh later in the day to discuss the recent developments over the Indo-US civilian nuclear energy cooperation. r. Singh will brief Vajpayee, who will be accompanied by former Foreign Ministers Jaswant Singh, Yashwant Sinha, BJP President Rajnath Singh and Arun Shourie, on the significant features of the recently agreed text of the 123-agreement, which is the operational part of the deal. ANI

General Musharraf congratulates President Pratibha Patil
President Pratibha Patil was congratulated by her Pakistan counterpart General Pervez Musharraf, on being elected to the top office of the country. ANI

2 militants, 1 policeman killed in 24 hour-long Baramulla encounter
Two militants, who were holed up in a house at Lam-Mohalla in Nadihal in Baramulla District, were killed on Wednesday night in a joint police-Army operation that lasted for more than 24 hours. police personnel was also killed in the encounter. ANI

Kalam to address Anna University faculty, students today
Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will address faculty members of Anna University today. ANI

Patni's Q2 2007 Revenues up 14.2% YoY at $163.3 million (Rs. 6,628.1 million), Net Income up 98.9 % at $ 33.2 million ( Rs 1,347.5 million)
Business Wire India

TiE Retail Summit 2007 to Provide Mentoring Programs for Budding Entrepreneurs
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Growing Emphasis on Preventive Medicine Driving the Growth of the European Personalised Medicine and Pharmacogenomics Market
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Increasing Government Support for Transportation Infrastructure Aid the Growth of the Logistics Industry in China
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Rediff.Com Reports Results for the First Quarter Ended June 30, 2007
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GKB Opticals Redefines Eye Care in India
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Cranes Software's Q1 FY08 Consolidated Revenues up 32%
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Wipro Technologies Joins IMS Forum®
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Also see International News / Press Releases on July 26, 2007

Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on July 26, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8900
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8850
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18105
Standard gold: Rs. 9

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17850
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8960

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 9005
Silver: Rs. 17800

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. 17850
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8895
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8240

Bullion Rates on July 26, 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 26, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.27 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.53 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.23 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 33.43 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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