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June 24, 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 24, 2007

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Shiv Sena activists disrupt Hurriyat leaders press meet
Shiv Sena activists disrupted a news conference of Zafar Iqbal, chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, a constituent of moderate faction of the All Party Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference, here today. ANI

Gujjars demand immediate resignation of Rajasthan CM
Gujjar community today demanded immediate resignation of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia, as they held her responsible for the death of 26 Gujjars, who were killed in a police firing during the violent protests between May 29 and June 4. ANI

Amarnath yatra pilgrims held back at Baltal
Security personnel in Kashmir have held back many pilgrims of the annual Amarnath Yatra, who arrived here ahead of the formal opening of the pilgrimage to the cave shrine. ANI

Delhi Police bust fake visa racket
Police busted a major fake visa racket, and seized 25 fake passports and over 150 fake visas from a person here on Sunday. ANI

CPI (M) lashes out at RSS-BJP for launching false accusations against Patil
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today lambasted Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and BJP for churning out false allegations against UPA-Left Presidential nominee Pratibha Patil just before the elections. ANI

Tamil Nadu traders are upbeat over bumper mango crop
Mango sellers in Tamil Nadu are optimistic of good returns, as mango production has doubled this year compared to last year. ANI

Patna police put minors behind bars for stealing fruits
Patna police on Sunday arrested two juveniles for stealing Jamuns (Indian blackberry). ANI

5 militants killed in Kupwara
Five militants were killed in a joint operation launched by army and State police in the Kupwara District on Sunday. ANI

Trilateral talks on IPI-gas pipeline on June 28
A two-day trilateral talks on the India-Pakistan-Iran (IPI) gas pipeline will begin on June 28 where the three countries will discuss issues related to transportation charges and transit fees for the 2,300 km long gas pipeline. ANI

Orkut is a western worlds trick to defame Islam, alleges Muslim group
Condemning the anti-Islam messages posted on popular social networking websites like Orkut, All India Minorities Front (AIMF) has alleged that it is a western worlds trick to defame Islam. ANI

Sikhs hold procession for Dera chiefs arrest
Several Sikhs under the banner of Khalsa Action Committee took out a procession here today demanding arrest of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for his blasphemous act of appearing in attire akin to that of tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. ANI

Kolkatas gay film festival evokes warm response
A special film festival organised here to strengthen campaign against gay rights in the country and to introduce members of the gay community and the people of Kolkata to world-class films made on general awareness about gays related issues evoked warm response. ANI

Thai PM General Surayad Chulanont to begin his India tour from tomorrow
Thai Prime Minister General Surayad Chulanont will reach New Delhi tomorrow for his three-day tour of the country. ANI

Muslims join Hindus in celebrating Kheer Bhawani festival in J and K
Muslims in the region joined 25,000 Hindu devotees, who thronged Kheer Bhawani temple, on Saturday to mark Jyeshtha Ashtami, the birthday of the Goddess Kheer Bhawani. ANI

Kochi-based Spices Board goes to remote Assam for organic farming
Kochi-based Spices Board today launched a new initiative in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam that would encourage farmers to start organic cultivation of spices like turmeric, ginger and chilli on a large scale. ANI

Gujjars mahapanchayat on ST status demand begins
Thousands of Gujjars from across the country are participating in the Gujjar Mahapanchayat that began here today to decide future action plan on the communitys demand for a Scheduled Tribe status. ANI

Death toll due to rain in southern, western India reaches 95 (rain-Update)
The death toll due to the torrential rains that have been lashing Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karanataka, Goa and Assam have reached 95. ANI

Surat toddler rescued near Bhuvaneshawar
Gujarat police today recovered one and a half year old Surat toddler Pranshu Siroya from a village in Orissas Cuttack District. ANI

Shekhawat likely to file nomination on Monday
Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat is likely to file his nomination papers for the July 19 presidential election on Monday, the day coinciding with the 32nd anniversary of the 18-month long state of emergency imposed in 1975. ANI

Kolkata teenager fights social evils by sculpting dolls
A teenaged girl in Kolkata has turned her one time favourite pass time of sculpting dolls into a medium to highlight social evils like female infanticide and crime against women. ANI

Insurgency affected orphans find a home away from home in Assam
The Assamese children who turned orphan due to insurgency have found a home away from home in an orphanage, which is the one of its kind in upper Assam. ANI

Kolkata teenager fights social evils by sculpting dolls
A teenaged girl in Kolkata has turned her one time favourite pass time of sculpting dolls into a medium to highlight social evils like female infanticide and crime against women. ANI

Insurgency affected orphans find a home away from home in Assam
The Assamese children who turned orphan due to insurgency have found a home away from home in an orphanage, which is the one of its kind in upper Assam. ANI

Inmates learning Madhubani art in Patna jail
Many women inmates at the Beur jail in Patna are learning the art of famed Madhubani paintings in order to develop self-reliance in life. ANI

Rain plays havoc as 75 die in southern, western India
Torrential rains in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karanataka, Goa and Assam have claimed about 75 lives, while tens of thousands of people have been displaced. ANI

Three LeT men shot dead in Kashmir Valley
Security forces today shot dead three Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants in Uri sector of the Kashmir Valley when they were trying to cross the Line of Control (LoC). ANI

India, Ecuador ink accord on exemption of visas for diplomats
India and Ecuador have signed an agreement on exemption of visas for diplomatic and official passports, in a bid to further the existing bilateral ties. ANI

CPI-M to decide Achuthanandans fate; discuss presidential polls today
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) is likely to take the final decision on the suspension of Kerala Chief Minister, V S Achuthanandan and party state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, from its politburo in its central committee meeting here today. ANI

11 police personnel hurt in J and K blast
At least eleven police personnel were injured when their vehicle was blown up at Palampur area near here on Sunday morning. ANI

Rajkot lawyers join campaign for Tajs inclusion in 7 wonders list
Lawyers in Rajkot have joined the bandwagon of students, artists and historians campaigning to get the Taj Mahal inducted into the new list of Seven Wonders of the World. ANI

Maoists blast goods train in Orissa
Maoists in Orissa blasted a goods train, carrying iron ore, ahead of a planned shutdown call to protest against what they call exploitation of local resources. ANI

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Forex Rates on June 24, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.81 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 81.57 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 54.91 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 32.96 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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