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June 18, 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 18, 2007

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Trinamool seeks Prime Ministers intervention in Nandigram
Trinamool Congress on Monday sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs intervention in Nandigram, where violence continued for the fourth day. ANI

Ban on offerings at Siddhi Vinayaka temple resented
After Mumbai police imposed a ban on taking flowers, garlands and coconuts inside the Siddhivinayak temple in central Mumbai citing security reasons, the fate of hundreds of shops selling offerings outside the temple is in a suspense. ANI

Following public outcry, schools admit HIV positive children
Two schools, which refused to admit HIV positive students after parents of other students complained, admitted them following a public outcry. ANI

Money lender tried to burn me alive, alleges Amravati farmer
A farmer here has alleged that the person from whom he had borrowed money tried to burn him alive since he protested against attempts to sell off his land. ANI

Myanmar nationals in India demand freedom for Suu Kyi
Myanmar nationals living here today staged a demonstration demanding freedom for the pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, on her birthday tomorrow. ANI

2 dead in cyclone, as Tripura remains cut-off from rest of India
Two persons were killed and three others, including two children, were injured in the cyclone and flash floods that lashed the State on Sunday cutting it off from the rest of the country. ANI

Humiliations by casteist teacher force Dalits in Jharkhand village to start their own school
Dalit villagers in Thadi Village of Jharkhands Dumka District have started a school on their own, after their children were humiliated by a casteist teacher. ANI

Meira Kumar promises to maximise Hindi language usage in her ministry
Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Meira Kumar today said that her Ministry is committed to make all possible efforts for maximum use of Hindi language in day-to-day works of the Ministry. ANI

Kashmir to soon have LPG, CNG driven vehicles
The Union Petroleum Secretary M S Srinivasan today said that the Centre would soon introduce Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuels for automobiles in Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Kashmir to soon have LPG, CNG driven vehicles
The Union Petroleum Secretary M S Srinivasan today said that the Centre would soon introduce Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuels for automobiles in Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

17 injured in villagers-police clashes over land acquisition in Burnpur
At least 17 people were injured when irate villagers clashed with police personnel on Monday over acquisition of land for Indian Iron and Steel Companys (IISCO) factory in West Bengals Burnpur District. ANI

Financial intelligence unit-India joins Egmont group
The Financial Intelligence Unit-India (FIU-IND) has become a member of the Egmont Group, an international organization for motivating cooperation amongst FIUs across the world. ANI

Top Defence Commanders still undecided on Chief of Defence Staff
The top brass of the armed forces deliberated on different issues concerning countrys strategic and security aspects during the two-day long conference of Unified Commanders beginning here today. An important subject of discussion was the need for a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). ANI

Delhi High Court orders Tihar jail authorities to release 600 inmates
Apparently to decongest the Tihar jail, the Delhi High Court today passed orders directing the jail authorities to release 600 inmates, accused of minor offence and unable to provide personal surety for bail. ANI

China witnesses misfit tattoo boom
The three-day long largest tattoo gathering in Chinas capital Beijing evoked a huge response with thousands of people visiting the convention for either donning the ink on themselves or for seeing the displayed works of tattoo artists. ANI

Third Front proposes Kalams name for second term
All India Dravida Munnetra Khazgam (AIADMK) chief Jayalalithaa today announced that the newly formed Third Front proposed incumbent President APJ Abdul Kalams name for a second term. ANI

Seven Dalit Panther activists killed in road mishap
Seven activists of Dalit Panthers of India (DPI) were killed when the van in which they were travelling collided head on with a lorry near Virudhunagar, about 55 km from here today. ANI

Mamata visits tea gardens hit by starvation deaths
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has asked the government to help workers of closed tea gardens, who are suffering from starvation. ANI

When potters took lessons in modern pottery in Tripura (Re-Issued with correction)
Pottery, the age-old art of making articles using clay, has been a family tradition for hundreds of families in Tripuras Nandanagar Paulpara Village. Today, its facing extinction for lacking modernity. ANI

Kashmir gears up for annual Amarnath Yatra
Kashmir has geared up for the annual pilgrimage to the hugely revered and popular Amarnath cave shrine, starting from June 30.The work of the clearance of the track from Pahalgam to the Amarnath cave is almost complete. ANI

Bikaner folk artists campaign for Taj Mahals inclusion in new wonders list
Folk artists in Bikaner have joined the campaign for the inclusion of the Taj Mahal in the new Seven Wonders of the World list. 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

Gujjars protest issue: Supreme Court sends notice to Centre, States
The Supreme Court today sent notices to the Centre and the State Governments of Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, asking them to present their views over imposition of punitive actions against those involved in the destruction of public properties during the Gujjars agitation. ANI

NDA to back Shekhawat for Presidential election
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) today decided to back Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat for the post of the next President, who will contest as an independent candidate. ANI

Musharraf advised to learn lessons from Vajpayee, ZA Bhutto govts defeat
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has been advised by one of his Cabinet Ministers to learn lessons from the defeat of Atal Behari Vajpayee government in India, saying the decision to get himself re-elected from the current Parliament is not a credible option. ANI

Bhopal residents living under bats kingdom!
A lot of people in Bhopal have turned an agitated lot due to unexpected guests visiting their homes at the twilight hours these days. The problem is nobody can stop them, simply because they are not human beings but bats. ANI

Now, enjoy Phulkas anyday, anytime
Many of us crave to eat Phulkas or, puffed chapattis even if its late at night or when one has taken ill. Defence Research and Development Organisations (DRDO) scientists have developed a technique that can preserve ready to serve chapattis with minimum efforts. ANI

Mamta visits tea gardens hit by starvation deaths
Trinamool Congress chief Mamta Banerjee has visited Siliguri, where several workers of closed tea gardens died of starvation. ANI

Orissa wildlife officials reunite baby elephant with herd
Wildlife officials in Orissa have reunited a baby elephant they had rescued after it was separated from its herd in May. ANI

Scores take part in Keralas Ochira Kali festival
Scores of people took part in Keralas Ochira Kali festival, a mock fight to commemorate a battle between two rulers. ANI

Keralas famous Koyilandy Hookahs facing extinction
The once famous Koyilandy Hookahs, traditional smoking pipes) of Keralas Calicut District may soon become a thing of the past. ANI

Hannah Foster case: Delhi High Court stays Kohlis extradition
The Delhi High Court today stayed the extradition of Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, a Non-Resident Indian (NRI), to the United Kingdom (UK) in connection with the Hannah Foster rape case. ANI

India concerned over growing instability in neighbourhood: Antony
Defence Minister A K Antony today said that the most crucial challenge being faced by India is the growing instability in the neighbouring countries. ANI

1989 Bhagalpur riot case: Fourteen held guilty
A Sessions Court here today held guilty fourteen people in connection with the 1989 Bhagalpur communal riot case. ANI

Third Front meeting to decide strategy on Presidential polls
Senior leaders of the newly formed Third Front will meet here today to finalise its strategy on the presidential polls. ANI

NDA to announce its candidate for Presidents election
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will meet here today to announce its candidate for the post of the President. ANI

Antony to inaugurate Unified Commanders Conference today
Defence Minister A K Antony will inaugurate the two-day Unified Commanders-in-Chief (UCC) Conference here today. ANI

India's First Insurance Shopping Website Launched
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Frost & Sullivan to Host "Partnership Opportunities in the Global Automotive Industry"
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Cranes Invests in Key Acquisitions, Totalling About Rs. 70 Crore
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on June 18, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8775
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8725
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18435

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18125
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8755
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8110

Bullion Rates on June 18, 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 18, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.76 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 80.67 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 54.58 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 32.99 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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