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June 15, 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 June 15, 2007

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Antony to inaugurate Unified Commanders Conference on June 18
Defence Minister A K Antony will inaugurate the two-day Unified Commanders-in-Chief (UCC) Conference here on Monday, June 18. ANI

Kalam shows way to contain farmers suicide
President A P J Abdul Kalam today said the model which will contain the suicidal tendency among the farming community is very much available, and it is needed to replicated across the country. ANI

Pre-monsoon showers gives respite to Delhiites
After weeks of sweltering heat, pre-monsoon rains hit the national capital on Friday, giving some respite to Delhiites. ANI

HIV drugs unaffordable for common man: Kalam
Urging the medical community to develop much cheaper drugs to combat HIV/AIDS, President A P J Abdul Kalam today said the available first and second line treatment of the deadly disease is still out of reach of the common man in the country. ANI

Kisan-Khet schools for farmers in Punjab
In an initiative to motivate farmers to take up export quality Basmati rice crop, the Punjab Agriculture Department has opened Kisan-Khet schools (Farmers-Farm schools) under a crop diversification programme here. ANI

CBI can act as prosecuting agency in Babri case: UP court(Lead: Babri Case )
The Rae Bareli District Court today said that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) can act as a prosecuting agency in the Babri mosque demolition case filed against former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and six others. ANI

Pratapsinh Rane new Speaker of Goa Assembly
Former Goa Chief Minister Pratapsinh Rane was today elected the Speaker of the State Assembly. ANI

IJP activists attack Reliance retail stores in Delhi
Activists of Indian Justice Party (IJP), on Friday, attacked Reliance Fresh retail outlets here, to safeguard the interests of small vegetable vendors. ANI

Taps run dry in Mumbai as BMC struggles over water crisis
Taps ran dry in Mumbai on Friday as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cut water supply by 20 per cent to tide over the water shortage crisis in the city due to the late arrival of the monsoon. ANI

Mahatma Gandhis birthday to be observed as World Non-Violence Day
October 2, the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, will from this year be observed as the World Non-Violence Day. ANI

Pak must maintain transparency while taking donations: Sikh Diaspora
Sikh Diaspora has demanded the Pakistan Government to maintain transparency while using donations either for setting up the International Guru Nanak Dev University or for the up keeping of Sikh shrines located in that country. ANI

Vodafone to invest 2 bn dollars on expansion in India
British mobile phone company Vodafone Group Plc will invest two billion dollars to expand its new India mobile unit, its Chief Executive Arun Sarin said on Friday. ANI

Delhi to get relief from sealing for one year
The Centre today approved promulgation of an ordinance to grant temporary relief from sealing against unauthorized construction in Delhi for one year. ANI

Kerala bans mechanised fishing during monsoon
The ban on mechanised fishing in the high seas off the Kerala coast during the monsoon season came into force on Friday. ANI

Delhi to get 90 pc of power from Dadri second phase
Delhi will get 90 per cent of the power generated from the 980 MW second phase of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Project in Dadri, in view of the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, Union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said today. ANI

Guru Nanak Dev University plans being finalised at Nankana Sahib
Leaders of Sikh organisations from different parts of the world are meeting in Lahore to finalise plans for setting up the International Guru Nanak Dev University (IGNDU) at Nankana Sahib in Pakistan. ANI

Sivaji-The Boss enthrals movie buffs in Tamil Nadu
Kollywood star Rajnikanths latest film Sivaji - The Boss has caused a frenzy among his fans who have made a bee line at theatres on the opening day. ANI

Nine NLFT militants surrender in Tripura
a (West Tripura), June 15 (ANINine ultras of National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) Biswamohan faction laid down arms before Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Tripura sector, P P Singh in the 23 battalion headquarters at Jirania near Agartala on Friday.Militants said after surrendering that they decamped their base camp at Chittagong Hill Track in Bangladesh due to the fear of the lately launched anti-militants operation by security forces. ANI

Nandigram erupts again
Fresh violence erupted today at Nandigram in East Midnapore District injuring a police inspector , even as peace talks between Trinamool Congress led-Bhumi Ucched Pratirodh Committee and the West Bengal Government was underway. ANI

Gangster Ejaz Pathan dies
Gangster Ejaz Pathan, who was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, died today reportedly due to AIDS. ANI

Cabinet approves ratification of IAEA amendment to protect nuclear material
The Union Cabinet today approved the ratification of the IAEA amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, 1980. ANI

Manmohan Singh takes oath as RS member from Assam
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh took oath as a member of Rajya Sabha here today after being re-elected from Assam recently.Chairman of the House and Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat administered the oath in his Parliament House chamber. Dr. Manmohan Singh took oath in English. ANI

Cabinet approves ordinance to amend State Bank of India Act, 1955
The Union Cabinet today accorded its approval for carrying out the amendments to the State Bank of India Act, 1955 through an Ordinance. ANI

Solid evidence against Altaf Hussain: Imran
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has claimed that he had solid evidence to prove that Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain was behind the May 12 violence in Karachi. ANI

Mumbai girl overcomes gender and economic barriers to play basketball
A 13-year old girl from Nagpada has overcome gender and social barriers to emerge as a budding basketball player. ANI

Canines suffer heat stroke in Jaipur
As Rajasthan reels under intense heat wave, animals too are affected by scorching temperatures.Dogs in Jaipur have been suffering heat strokes with as many as 50 canines being treated at veterinary hospitals everyday.Veterinarians say such extreme heat is not favourable for pets, which dont have any sweat glands to keep cool. The sick dogs have to be put on drips and given ice treatments to bring their body temperature to normal.We have been getting a lot of cases of heat stroke in dogs these days. It is happening because of the high temperatures. These dogs dont have sweat glands because of which they are not able to sweat and hence pant a lot.e have been treating them with ice packs and also putting them on drips besides giving them anti-pyretic medicines when required, said Shashidhar Sharma, a veterinarian. Pet owners are a worried lot, rushing to hospitals to have their dogs treated, with no thought of the money to be spent.Satweer Kaur, whose dog Googly has been sick for two days, sits murmuring things into his ear to calm him down.He hadnt been eating for two days and was running a fever of 103 degrees. He was also suffering from loose motions and vomiting. We brought him here where he was given four shots and put on the drip. We can see an improvement in his condition, said Kaur. ANI

Chennai 15 month old takes to swimming like a fish
At an age when kids barely learn to walk, a fifteen-month-old in Chennai is all set to enter record books for his swimming ability. ANI

India-Ethiopia investment promotion agreement approved
The Union Cabinet today accorded its approval for concluding a Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPA) with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. ANI

Counselling through videoconferencing for medical seats
Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss today inaugurated the videoconference system connecting Delhi, Puducherry and Kolkata, for counselling of seat allotment for medical and dental courses. ANI

Indira Gandhi National Tribal University to be established
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for establishment of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University in Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh with Central Government funding. ANI

One soldier killed in J-K militant ambush
One soldier was killed and eight others were injured in a surprise attack by the militants on an Army convoy at Sopore in Jammu and Kashmirs Baramulla District today. ANI

Amritsars Kesar Da Dhaba, a traditional Punjabi kitchen
Amritsars Kesar Da Dhaba, almost a century-old food outlet, is keeping alive the essence of traditional Punjabi Tarka. ANI

Academia in Manipur crave for insurgent-free State
With insurgency jeopardising students academic life, almost all sections of Manipuris are craving for an end to insurgency and gun culture in the State. ANI

Boucher convinced Omar, Osama not in Balochistan
Visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Richard Boucher, has reportedly agreed to the Pakistani view that there was no solid proof supporting the presence of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and Talibans Mulla Omar in Balochistan. ANI

Historic Kerala beach linked to Vasco da Gama lies in neglect
Keralas Kappad Beach linked to Portuguese sailor Vasco da Gama is steadily losing its charm. ANI

The dark side of Firozabad glassware
Glassware made in Firozabad city has continued to charm people for ages. Bangles made here have been a rage among women for centuries. But very few know the conditions in which the workers make the glassware. ANI

Health checks on workers dismantling Blue Lady in Gujarat
Health check-ups of workers dismantling Norwegian cruise liner Blue Lady, carrying hazardous asbestos, is being carried out in Alang, a shipbreaking yard in Gujarat. ANI

Tripura inmate clears class X board examinations
When everyone had gathered at the Tripura Board of Secondary Examination office to know about the class X board results, Suraj Debbarma was busy studying books of class XI in his cell in the jail here. ANI

Haryana Police arrest doctor for female foeticide
Police have arrested a doctor on suspicion of illegally aborting female foetuses after recovering some 35 tiny bones from the basement of his clinic in Gurgaon. ANI

Argentine court says CBI presentation of Quattrocchis case was flawed
An Argentine lower court in its detailed order for denying extradition of Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, an accused in Bofors kickback case, to India has said that the CBIs request was not backed by ample judicial documents. ANI

Kalam on day-long visit to Vidarbha
President A P J Abdul Kalam is today going on a day-long visit to Vidarbha region to attend several programmes at Yavatmal, Wardha and Nagpur. ANI

UP court to hear Babri mosque demolition case
A Uttar Pradesh district court will today hear the Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi and six others. ANI

Amul Emerges As World's Largest Pouched Milk Brand
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Tradeindia.com Launches India's 1st online B2B Discussion Forum
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CII Appoints Business Wire India as the News Distribution Partner for Realty 2007, Future of Real Estate in India
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Implementation of Standards Critical in the Burgeoning Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems Market
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Innovative Therapies to Drive the Opioid and Non-Opioid Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Markets
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Citifinancial India Named Best Non-Bank Financial Institution in Asia Pacific Award
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Photograph  Tide creates India's Longest Clothesline
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Online community Forum for the Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) industry launched
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on June 15, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8705
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8655
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18220

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18600
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8705
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8700

Bullion Rates on June 15, 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 June 15, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.97 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 80.73 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 54.56 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 33.3 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of June 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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