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June 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'

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 26, 2007

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CPI(M) warns UPA against formalisation of Indo-US nuclear deal
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today warned Congress-led UPA government about the serious consequences of the Indo-US civilian nuclear energy cooperation and asked it not to clinch the deal by compromising on vital issues. ANI

UP Police rescue 11 Nepalese girls from flesh trade trap
Police today rescued 11 Nepalese girls from being illegally trafficked to Gulf countries in Gorakhnath in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Parents protest re-admission of HIV positive students in Kerala
Re-admission of five HIV-positive students to a school in Keralas Pampady town has sparked protest among parents of other students who threatened to pull out their wards and admit them elsewhere. ANI

Youths, children take out rallies to sensitise people against drug abuse
Hundreds of people on Tuesday took out rallies against drug abuse and tobacco on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. ANI

Congress asks Shekhawat to disqualify Natwar Singh from Rajya Sabha
The Congress party today wrote a letter to Rajya Sabha Chairperson Bhairon Singh Shekwat seeking disqualification of suspended Congress leader and former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh from the Upper House of the Parliament. ANI

EC directs Returning Officer to file case against Jayalalitha
Acting upon the Madras High Court order, the Election Commission (EC) today asked the Returning Officer to file a case against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha in connection to her filing of four nominations during the 2001 State Assembly polls. ANI

Thai PM allays concern over political uncertainty in his country
Visiting Prime Minister of Thailand Surayud Chulanont today allayed concerns over political uncertainty in his country in his bid to hasten negotiations on a free trade pact with India. ANI

Islamic designs imposed on Sikh shrines in Pakistan
The Sikh Diaspora has raised allegations that Pakistani authorities are imposing Islamic architecture on gurdwaras located in Pakistan in name of renovation. ANI

Shinde releases a bi-monthly magazine on energy conservation
Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today released Urjavaran, a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to energy conservation and environment preservation. ANI

Little monks learning basics of monastic life in Sikkim
Several little monks at the Enchey Monastery here are learning skills and acquiring knowledge on how to lead a monastic life. ANI

Google, Orkut officials in Muslim dock over Prophet defamation
Urging Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil to intervene in the matter of defaming the profile of Prophet Mohammad, the All India Minorities Front led by its National President S M Asif today sought the immediate arrest of Google and Orkut officials. ANI

Fishermen in flood-hit Vijayawada blame Govt for their woes
Fishermen in flood-hit Vijayawada on Tuesday blamed Government apathy for their woes even as floodwaters were receding, leaving them with tattered nets and damaged boats. ANI

Miffed BJP accuses Shiv Sena of being hand in glove with Congress
A day after the Shiv Sena announced its support for UPA-Left Presidential nominee Pratibha Patil, an angry BJP hit out at its oldest ally, charging it with being hand in glove with the Congress. ANI

BJPs pitches 16-point pro-agriculture initiatives to end farmers' crisis
Urging the country and the UPA Government to take the warning given by the eminent agriculture scientist Prof. MS Swaminathan that the situation is deteriorating rapidly and the entire farming sector is heading for a total collapse seriously, the Bharatiya Janata Party today said that Indian agriculture is facing multi-dimensional challenges both from within and outside. ANI

Maoist blockade over SEZs paralyses Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar
Maoists blew up a goods train and paralysed transport at the start of a two-day economic blockade in three states -- Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar -- against the governments SEZ policy. ANI

Delhiites savour Sharbat-Lassi on Nirjala Ekadashi
A slight drop in temperatures brought some respite for Delhiites from the scorching heat on Nirjala Ekadashi, an annual festival that falls in the month of Asad as per Hindu almanac and is said to have major significance for believers. ANI

I-Tax raid on real estate developers in and around Bangalore
The Income Tax Department along with police today are conducting simultaneous raids on over 20 offices of real estate developers in and around Bangalore. ANI

Intel, NIIT partner to launch Intel multi-core training curriculum globally
Intel and NIIT, a global IT training major today announced the launch of multi-core training curriculum that has been developed jointly and will be deployed by NIIT, globally. As industry transitions from single-core processors to multi-core, software developers will need a new set of skills to design and develop software that harnesses the full potential of these processors. ANI

Concern in Mizoram over growing tobacco-related diseases
Alarm bells are ringing as cases of tobacco-related cancer increase in Mizoram, which happens to be the highest tobacco consumer. ANI

Thai PM meets Pranab Mukherjee
Visiting Thailand Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont held bilateral discussions with External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee today. ANI

When Bhopal shopkeepers celebrated birthday of a Neem tree!
How does one determine the birthday of a tree? Traders in what is commonly known as the shop market here have decided that the birthday of a tree is the day when it was brought to there as a sapling and planted. ANI

Thousands celebrate Ganga Dussehra festival in UP
Thousands of devotees offered prayers to the River Ganges during the auspicious Ganga Dussehra festival. ANI

Boutiques flourish in Ludhiana
Many fashion boutiques have come up in Ludhiana and a huge clientele of females prefer these boutiques which are accessible at their doorstep. ANI

Goans celebrate monsoon festival
Goans this weekend had a gala time celebrating annual Monsoon festival, which marks San Joao, the feast of John, the Baptist. ANI

Tiffin culture gains popularity in Amritsar
Amritsar, which has been known for its Dhaba food, is now witnessing the gradual growth of tiffin culture. ANI

Administrative Reforms Commission for repealing Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act
The Administrative Reforms Commission in its report submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday has recommended repealing of the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). ANI

Poor roads disappoint pilgrims and temple authorities in Gangotri

By Ashish Goel ANI

Sethusamudram Project will create international boundary row: BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has maintained its objection to the proposed Sethusamudram ship canal project, linking the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, saying that it could spark off an international boundary row. ANI

Tiffin culture popularising in Amritsar
Amritsar, which has been known for its Dhaba food, is now witnessing the gradual growth of tiffin culture. ANI

Colonial past of Shimla draws foreign tourists
Shimla, well-known as the queen of hill stations, still retains some of the landmarks of its association with colonial India. ANI

Shiv Sena parliamentarian tonsures head in support of Nagpur farmers
A Shiv Sena parliamentarian has tonsured his head as a mark of support for farmers in Nagpur who are demanding better compensation for lands acquired by the Maharashtra Government for a cargo hub project. ANI

Leopard captured in Siliguri tea-estate
Forest authorities have captured a leopard from the Matidhar tea-estate near Siliguri after being informed of its sighting by the Matidhar management. ANI

Madurai Assembly by poll begins
Polling for the Madurai West Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu began this morning. ANI

One killed, several injured in UP prison clash
One inmate was killed and several injured, including two policemen, in a prison clash in Uttar Pradeshs Sultanpur District on Monday. ANI

Suspected HUJI militants arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata Police have arrested three militants suspected of having ties with the banned Bangladesh-based Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islam (HUJI) terrorist outfit. ANI

Hexaware to Offer Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Solutions Through a Joint Venture
Business Wire India

UTV-ASTRO's BINDASS Announces the Appointment of Ramon Chibb as Its VP-Head of Content and Operations
Business Wire India

Stem Cells' Differentiation Capabilities Open Research Avenues to Formulate New and Alternative Therapies
Business Wire India

Also see International News / Press Releases on June 26, 2007

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

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8700
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8650
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18020

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. 17520
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8695
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8060

Bullion Rates on June 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 June 26, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.95 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 81.8 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.09 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 33.23 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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