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June 21, 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 21, 2007

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An artists depiction of Sonia Gandhi as goddess evokes anger
An artists depiction of Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi as a Hindu goddess has evoked angry reactions from BJP activists in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Five boys detained after police raid Srinagar cyber cafes, restaurants
Acting on numerous complaints from parents of young girls and boys bunking their schools to stray into cyber cafes and restaurants, Kothibagh Police conducted searches in the city on Thursday. ANI

Two Huji militants arrested in Lucknow
The Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday arrested two Harkat-ul-Jihad al Islam (Huji) suspects and recovered RDX, besides detonator wires and remote switches. ANI

Telgi, two doctors awarded 7 yrs RI in anti-Corruption case
A Special Court today awarded seven years rigorous imprisonment (RI) to Abdul Kareem Telgi, the kingpin of the multi-crore stamp scam, and two doctors whom he had bribed to procure false medical certificates for getting released on bail. ANI

Kolkata students drum up support for President Kalam
Schoolchildren in Kolkata are drumming up support for President APJ Abdul Kalams candidature for a second term at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. ANI

Hyderabad school kids pray for Sunita Williams safe return
School children in Hyderabad on Thursday held prayers for the safe return of Indian origin American astronaut Sunita Williams following her six months sojourn in space. ANI

Manmohan Singh reviews Rural Employment
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh reviewed the progress of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (NREGP) at a special review meeting here today. ANI

Sunita authors book from Space!
The world is watching with bated breath as Indian origin American astronomer Sunita Williams and the rest of the crew on board the space shuttle Atlantis makes its final descent to Earth after having undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) earlier yesterday. ANI

Minorities front seeks central assistance for Assam flood victims
The All India Minorities Front (AIMF) today sought immediate central assistance for the flood victims of Assam while accusing the State Government of failing to provide adequate relief. ANI

Pratibha Patil resigns as Rajasthan Governor
Rajasthan Governor and the United Progressive Alliance-Left presidential candidate Pratibha Patil today submitted her resignation from the post of the Governor to President A P J Abdul Kalam. ANI

CPI protests against proposed POSCO steel plant in Orissa
Communist Party of India (CPI) activists staged a demonstration against the proposed POSCO-India steel plant in Jagatsinghpur district here today by blocking the roads. ANI

Kashmiris protest Rushdies knighthood
Angry protesters took to the streets in Kashmir on Thursday to denounce the knighthood to noted Indian born British author Salman Rushdie, whose novel the Satanic Verses had outraged Muslims worldwide when it was published in 1988. ANI

Kalam asks BrahMos developers to work on Mark-II version
President APJ Abdul Kalam today called upon the BrahMos Aerospace team to work on Mark-II version of the missile so that the country remains the market leader in hypersonic cruise missiles. ANI

Centre plans to observe August 20 as Rajiv Gandhi Urja Akshay Diwas
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy will celebrate Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas on August 20 to mark the birth anniversary of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. ANI

Swayamsidha women empowerment scheme gets one year extension
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for the extension of the Centrally sponsored Swayamsidha, a women empowerment scheme, for one year upto March 31, 2008. ANI

Centre gives nod to merit-cum-means based scholarship for minority
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for a centrally sponsored scheme of Merit-cum-Means Based Scholarship to students belonging to minority communities. ANI

Trip to Tibet set to become easier
Travelling to Tibet is all set to become easier for foreigners, as the local government is considering doing away with the laissez-passer system, a senior Tibetan official said. ANI

Centre increases sugar buffer stock by 3 million tonnes
The Centre today announced the creation of an additional buffer stock of three million tonnes of sugar in order to give relief to the sugar industry. ANI

Bombay HC issues notice to Amitabh Bachchan for tax evasion
The Bombay High Court today issued notices to Bollywood cine star Amitabh Bachchan, the Union Government, Revenue Intelligence Department and the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a case of alleged tax evasion and cover-up deals. ANI

Allegation against Naresh Goyal of Jet Airways
The Bombay High Court today asked Mumbai Police Commissioner D N Jadhav to file a report within two months over the alleged Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal links with the underworld. ANI

General J J Singh to visit France, UK
Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Army Staff General JJ Singh will begin his nine-day official visit to France and the UK from June 24. ANI

A home delivery service for your pet dog in Bhopal
Non-veg Biryani, Mutton with Rice, Chicken Soup, Beef Rice, Mutton Soup...if all these names have tempted you to have them, please wait a minute, as these special dishes are not for you but dogs! ANI

Village women close down liquor vend in Vidharba
Tired of the menfolk getting drunk every other day, women of Davva village of Vidharbha region forced a liquor shop to shut down despite it being a Government licensed vend. ANI

Left says no to UNPAs proposal for Kalams second term
The Left parties today ruled out the possibility of supporting the United National Progressive Alliances (UNPA) proposed presidential candidate A P J Abdul Kalam for a second term. ANI

A Hindu girl determined to become a hafiz
A nine-year-old Hindu girl Hemlata of Khagaul near Patna is determined to become a Hafiz - one who has learnt the Holy Quran by heart. ANI

Assam bans plastic bags to prevent floods
Assam has banned the use of polyethene bags to prevent drains from getting clogged during the rainy season, which in one of the reasons for incessant floods in the region. ANI

Lalu, Rabri endorses Pratibha Patil candidatur
Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi today endorsed the name of the United Progressive Alliances presidential candidate Pratibha Patil. ANI

12 killed in Dharamshala bus mishap
At least twelve passengers were killed and 21 others injured when a private bus plunged into a gorge in Kainchimode area in Dharamsala on late Wednesday night.The bus, carrying 34 passengers, was on its way to Vaishno Devi from Delhi when the accident took place between 11.30 p.m. and 12 a.m. ANI

India prays for safe return of Sunita Willaims
People in different parts of the country are praying for Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams safe return to earth after six months in space. ANI

Another lesbian couple appears with a promise to live together
After the break-up of the first Amritsar lesbian couple Raju and Mala, another lesbian couple has tied the nuptial knot. ANI

New US weapon behind Waziristan killings
The blasts in a madrassa that killed over 30 people in Datakhel area of North Waziristan was caused by a new weapon the US is using in that area to target Taliban and al-Qaeda suspects, US media reports have said. ANI

Left ready to consider Kalam for second term: Naidu
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu said today that the Left parties have agreed to consider the name of the incumbent President A P J Abdul Kalam for a second term in the Presidents office. ANI

Lucknow adopts high-tech solution to check stray cattle menace
Civic authorities in Lucknow have started planting microchips in cows to check stray cattle menace. ANI

Tripura becomes first eastern state to get CNG refilling station
Tripura has become the first eastern state of the country to have a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refilling station.Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar inaugurated the station yesterday, which has been set up by Tripura Natural Gas Company Ltd (TNGCL), a division of the Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL). ANI

Jharkhand villagers build dam to solve irrigation woes
Villagers of an undeveloped hamlet in Jharkhand constructed a dam on their own to irrigate nearly 1000 hectares of parched farmland. ANI

Kashmirs Muslim clerics learn English to turn global
Steadfast to go global, Muslim clerics in Kashmir have enrolled themselves in a university to learn English. ANI

Inzamam ineligible for PCB central contract
Former Pakistan cricket captain Inzamam-ul-Haq was not considered for the central contract to be give to 20 players by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), as he did not fulfil the requirement laid down by the board, chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed said. ANI

Ajit Singh signs nomination for Pratibha Patil
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh today signed nomination papers of Prathiba Patil -- the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-Left candidate, as a proposer for the upcoming presidential polls. ANI

Rising mercury helps beer to achieve record sale in Rajasthan
The heat wave sweeping across Rajasthan has been a bonanza for the beer breweries since the demand for the chilled fermented beverage has shot up by 15 percent. ANI

The steel frame between two stools
A great deal has been written about the role played by the officers of the Indian Civil Service - the Steel Frame -in administering the country, and establishing sound traditions before and after Independence. ANI

12 killed in Dharamshala bus mishap
At least twelve passengers were killed and 21 others injured when a private bus plunged into a gorge in Kainchimode area in Dharamsala on late Wednesday night.The bus, carrying 34 passengers, was on its way to Vaishno Devi from Delhi when the accident took place between 11.30 p.m. and 12 a.m. ANI

93 Mumbai blasts: Court to pronounce sentence for 16 convicts
A special TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention Act) Court is likely to pronounce sentence for 16 convicts in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case here today. arlier, the court had adjourned the sentencing after the convicts produced a Supreme Court judgment, which stated that punishing TADA accused even when the Act has expired could be a violation of Article 14 (equality before law) of the Constitution. ANI

Ramadoss to discuss Chikungunya with State health ministers today
Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss will meet health ministers of nine states here today to discuss the measures to be taken to control the mosquito-borne disease, Chikungunya. ANI

PerkinElmer Establishes Wholly Owned Subsidiary in India
Business Wire India

Increasing Number of Prime Replacement Age Vehicles Drives Remanufactured Engine and Transmission Sales
Business Wire India

Raising Physician and Patient Awareness Critical to Pushing Uptake of Pain Management Devices
Business Wire India

Favourable Legislation Fires up European Biodiesel and Feedstock Market
Business Wire India

Indian Start-up Redefines Life on the Move - Launches Unified Social Platform Indyarocks.com
Business Wire India

Photograph  KAPPA is the Official Apparel Partner of the Hutch India Rugby Team
Business Wire India

Photograph  GlobalLogic Expands In Europe
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Forex Rates on June 21, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.75 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 81.17 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 54.59 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 32.97 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of June 2007

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