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June 27, 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 27, 2007

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Mayas close confidante Mishra to quit UP Cabinet
Bahujan Samaj Party general secretary and Uttar Pradesh Minister S C Mishra is all set to resign from the states cabinet in order to garner upper caste vote for the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, UP Chief Minister Mayawat said here today. ANI

Asian nations must stop looking at each other through borrowed eyes: PM
Expressing confidence that the rise of Asian economies will alter the global balance of wealth and power in the 21st century, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today emphasised the need for a new attitude between Asian countries to enable mutual comprehension of each others concerns and priorities. ANI

Two army men paraded naked in Kashmiri village
Two soldiers of the Indian Army were paraded naked through the streets in Kunan village of Jammu and Kashmir today for allegedly trying to rape a 17-year-old girl. ANI

Jaiswal to lead delegation to Rome for conference on Afghanistan on July 2-3
Minister of State for Home Affairs Sriprakash Jaiswal will lead a high level delegation to Rome to attend a conference on Rule of Law in Afghanistan on July 2-3. ANI

Moily panel suggests prison reforms
The second Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) headed by M Veerappa Moily has recommended that the Centre and State Governments should prepare a plan for modernisation and reform of prisons. ANI

After SGPC, Akal Takht too rejects Deras apology (lead: Deras)
The Akal Takht today rejected the apology of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh for wearing an attire similar to that of Sikhs Tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. ANI

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Sharma discharged in fake stamp paper case
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner R S Sharma and two other police officers re on Wednesday discharged in one of the cases of the multi-crore fake stamp case after a special court found lack of evidence against them. ANI

Jammu Police beef up security ahead of Amarnath pilgrimage
Security has been beefed up for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath Cave shrine that begins from June 30. ANI

Gujarat on high alert following cyclone warning
Gujarats coastal areas have been put on high alert following a cyclone warning. ANI

SGPC rejects Dera Sacha Sauda chiefs apology
The Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) today rejected the fresh apology letter sent by Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on the ground that the letter reflected no seriousness.SGPC President Avtar Singh Makkar demanded an explanation from the Dera chief, as to why he had impersonated Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of Sikhs. ANI

Kerala traders, unions organise stir against giant retailers
Kerala merchants and trade union representatives organised a 12-hour-long closure of shops to protest the entry of giant retailers in the state. ANI

Antony opposes repeal of Armed Forces Act Amended
Defence Minister A K Antony feels that the time is not opportune for the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from insurgency-hit states. ANI

Manipur business community hopes for early return of peace
pur), June 27 (ANIThe business community here is highly insecure as they get an extortion call almost every day from individuals claiming association with underground insurgent groups. ANI

Puppetry workshop in Ludhiana - an initiative to revive the folk art
Rajasthans Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal recently organised a puppetry workshop in Ludhiana to preserve puppet art in India. ANI

Superstitious villagers opt for witchdoctors in Uttarakhand
Kumardagga, a tribal village in Uttarakhand is well-known for the tantriks who cure diseases through magic combined with herbal extracts. ANI

At seven, this little barber is a breadwinner for five!
All over India, the profession of a barber is hereditary. Children are initiated into the profession at a young age. ANI

Pakistan High Commission assistant dies
Sabir Hussain Malik, an assistant in the Pakistan High Commission here, died of a heart attack. He was 45. ANI

US needs to show leadership in cutting emissions: Schwarzenegger
The US must begin to cut emissions of greenhouse gases before it can expect developing nations such as China and India to do so, US California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said. ANI

Chandigarh set to be no-smoking zone from July 15
Chandigarh is all set to turn into a no-smoking zone by mid-July this year.According to the authorities, the ban would be fully enforced from July 15 and will cover markets, restaurants and cafes. Smoking kills over a million of the 250 million users annually in the country.The establishment says it will not make the city completely smoke-free. Owners of public utilities will be allowed to set up a separate area for smokers. ANI

Two ships stranded on Porbandar coast
Two ships are still stranded on Gujarats Porbandar coast after losing anchor in strong winds. ANI

Advani meets Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont
Senior BJP leader L K Advani met the visiting Thailand Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont here today. ANI

Army organises relief camps for landmine blast victims in Kashmir
The army has organised a relief camp in the Keran Sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir to provide artificial limbs for landmine victims. ANI

World Bank approves 600 million dollar farmers assistance package for India
The World Bank today approved one of its largest support packages to India with a 600 million dollar loan and credit designed to transform access to financial services for Indias poorest farmers. ANI

Naxals besiege Birandih railway station in West Bengal
Armed Naxalites besieged the Birandih Railway Station, 55 km from West Bengals Purulia District, this morning, disrupting train services on that route. ANI

1989 Bhagalpur riot case: Court to pronounce quantum of sentence on July 7
A Sessions Court here today fixed July 7 as the next date for pronouncing the quantum of sentences on 14 persons, who were guilty of massacring 116 Muslims in the communal riots, that rocked the district on October 27, 1989. ANI

Antony opposes repeal of Armed Forces Act
Defence Minister AK Antony has opposed the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from insurgency-hit states. ANI

Amritsars tiny tots join campaign for Tajs inclusion in Seven Wonders list
Tiny tots of Spring Dale Blossoms School and budding air hostesses of the Franklin Institute of Air Hostess have voiced support for inducting the Taj Mahal into the new Seven Wonders of the World list.Holding placards in their tiny hands, the kids appealed to the entire nation to vote for the Taj. They said they wanted to make a difference to its ranking. ANI

Demonstrating teachers brutally baton-charged in MP
Police in Bhopal brutally baton-charged government school teachers, while they were protesting for hike in their wages. ANI

Five foreign militants, one soldier killed in Kashmir gunbattle
Five suspected militants and an army man were killed in a major encounter in Kashmir. The siege, which began last Saturday in Keran sector of Kupwara district, ended late on Tuesday. ANI

Two antique idols of Lord Mahavira found
Police in Delhi have recovered two antique idols of Lord Mahavira dating back to the 6th and 12th centuries respectively, worth 20 million rupees. ANI

1989 Bhagalpur riot case: Court to pronounce quantum of sentence
A Sessions Court here today will pronounce the quantum of sentences on 14 persons, who were guilty of massacring 116 Muslims in the communal riots, that rocked the district on October 27, 1989. ANI

Kosmix Partners with Revolution Health to Bring Consumers the Most Relevant Health Content on the Web
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Keane Receives Two Prestigious Awards from Hyderabad Software Exporters Association (HYSEA)
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ESPN STAR Sports Acquires Mobile Rights for Wimbledon in India
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Renewable Energy Law Powering the Growth of the Chinese Renewable Energy Markets
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Fly Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong and Connect to the Pearl River Delta
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Microsoft Corp. Adds QA InfoTech as a Vendor for Software QA and Testing Services
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on June 27, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8610
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8560
Silver (Kg): Rs. 17270

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 16820
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8610
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 7980

Bullion Rates on June 27, 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 27, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 41.01 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 81.74 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.04 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 33.46 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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