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June 29, 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 29, 2007

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Porbander residents threaten protests over auction of Gandhis letter
Residents in Porbandar on Friday threatened to launch a nation-wide protest if Government failed to acquire Mahatma Gandhis seven-page letter, which is slated to be auctioned by London based Christies on July 3. ANI

2 killed in Sivaganga car bomb explosion
Two people were killed here today after a powerful bomb exploded in a car that was carrying Chairman of the Sivaganga Municipality, P Murugan. ANI

NSUI protests against Himesh Reshamiya veil appearance
Activists of National Students Union of India (NSUI) today protested against Bollywood music composer and pop star Himesh Reshammiya entering Muslim shrine Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer in a burqa. ANI

Procurement process for 126 fighter aircrafts begins; IAF to get first after 5 yrs
The process for the multi-billion-dollar deal to acquire 126 multi-role combat aircrafts was initiated today with Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), headed by Defence Minister A K Antony, giving the go ahead to the Request for Proposal (RFP). ANI

Minorities Front thanks Bush for appointing special envoy to OIC
The All India Minorities Front (AIMF) today thanked US President George W Bush for appointing a special envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC). ANI

Kalam calls for development of reusable space transportation system
President A P J Abdul Kalam on Friday called on international experts to develop a single-stage-to-orbit fully reusable, safe, affordable aerobic space transportation system. ANI

Congress rebuts BJP charges on Pratibha Patil
In a point by point rebuttal of the opposition BJPs charges against the United Progressive Alliances (UPA) presidential nominee, Pratibha Patil, the Congress today dismissed all allegations against her, describing them as baseless, misleading and selected to mislead the nation. ANI

India to release 40 Pakistani prisoners tomorrow
India will repatriate 40 Pakistani prisoners, including 10 fishermen, languishing in jails across the country on Saturday. ANI

Spurned by doctors, Meerut man helps HIV positive wife to deliver baby
India may be spending millions on AIDS awareness, but that did not stop doctors at a hospital in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, from refusing to help a woman who was declared HIV positive deliver her baby boy. ANI

Public administration institute sets up centre for consumer studies
A centre for consumer studies was set up today at the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), here. ANI

Indian origin scientist receives Australias Top Invention Prize
Kuldip Sidhu, an Australian scientist of Indian origin, was today awarded the prestigious Top Invention Prize for 2006 for his breakthrough in stem cell research. ANI

Iran invites India, Pak for signing gas pipeline pact
Iran on Friday invited India and Pakistan to Tehran to sign the seven-billion-dollar tri-nation natural gas pipeline agreement. His Excellency President Ahmdinejad has invited His Excellency your Prime Minister (Dr. Manmohan Singh) and His Excellency President of Pakistan (Pervez Musharraf) so that we could have two documents signed, special envoy of the Iranian Oil Minister Hajjatollah Ghanimi Fard said. ANI

PM asks statistical commission to improve completeness, accuracy of its data
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today urged the National Statistical Commission (NSC) to improve the completeness and accuracy of its data to increase the level of confidence among people and organizations have in it. ANI

JKLF breakaway group protests rights violations in Kashmir
Activists of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Forum on Friday took to the streets in Srinagar to protest against alleged human rights violations in the Valley. ANI

NAM relevant to India: Spokesman
Responding to the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice statement regarding the non-relevance of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), India today firmly said that its relevance could not be under estimated. ANI

Punjab, Haryana High Court grants interim bail to Dera Sacha Sauda chief (Update- Dera Sacha Sauda)
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted interim bail to Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) chief Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh in connection with an arrest warrant issued against him by a Bhatinda Court for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Sikhs. ANI

Soon, a martial art training camp for women in your city
If the martial arts trainer Deepak Dubey, a Master of Kung Fu from Shaolin Temple, succeeds in his plans, women living in cities and towns of the country will be confident of defending themselves and will no longer be called the weaker sex. ANI

Sikkim tribals protest against Teesta hydel projects
Lepcha tribal leaders are on an indefinite hunger strike to protest against the seven mega hydro power projects planned along the Teesta River in Dzongu, the protected area in North Sikkim. ANI

Dera to move court against arrest warrant against its chief
Dera Sacha Sauda, the religious sect based in Haryana, is considering various options, including quashing of the arrest warrant against its chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for alleged blasphemy. Bathinda court on June 20 had issued conditional non-bailable arrest warrant against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Sikhs by publishing an advertisement which depicted Ram Rahim Singh in a dress akin to Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru. The Sikhs took an offence to the advertisement. ANI

Chamliyal fair unites Indian and Pakistani troops
Indian and Pakistani border guards joined thousands of believers in a Chamliyal fair at the shrine of Baba Dalip Singh Manhas near the border village of Chamliyal, 100 km from Jammu. ANI

Fur trader in Kashmir surrenders 55 animal hides
A fur trader in Kashmir has surrendered 55 animal hides to wildlife wardens. ANI

Jamnagar municipal authorities launch drive against illegal hoardings
Municipal authorities in Jamnagar, Gujarat, have launched a drive against roadside hoardings, posters and billboards which are a major distraction for drivers. ANI

Students paying heavily for insurgency in Nagaland
Reports of widespread in-fighting within insurgent groups in Nagaland has resulted in a loss of sympathy for them by the student fraternity here. ANI

AQ Khans nuke proliferation network out of business
The AQ Khan network of nuclear proliferators is out of business, claimed experts at meeting of the subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, headed by Gerry Ackerman. ANI

Congress wins Madurai West Assembly seat
The Congress on Friday won the by-polls in Madurai West Assembly constituency. ANI

Pakistan could witness another 1971 like tragedy: PML-N
Ahsan Iqbal, chief of the information wing of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) has warned that the continuation of army rule will harm the country, and could witness another East Pakistan-like tragedy in Balochistan, if democracy doesnt return soon. ANI

Tata Steel plans to build titanium dioxide plant in Tamil Nadu
Tata Steel Ltd. has said that it plans to set up a titanium dioxide plant in Tamil Nadu at cost of 20-25 billion rupees. ANI

Kalam to attend several programmes in Hyderabad
President A P J Abdul Kalam will inaugurate a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility of the Relisys Medical Devices at Ibrahimpatnam on the city outskirts today. ANI

Counting begins for Madurai by-poll
Counting of votes for the Madurai West Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu began this morning. ANI

Prime Minister to inaugurate Statistics Day
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the first Statistics Day here today to mark the birth anniversary of Professor P.C. Mahalanobis, the doyen of Indian statistics.The Government of India has declared June 29 as the Statistics Day. ANI

Outsourcing IT Infrastructure Solutions Growing Alongside Increasing Awareness of Advantages of Services
Business Wire India

Expanding End-User Base and Novel Applications Underline Strong Growth Prospects for European Thermal Cycler Markets
Business Wire India

Emphasis on Achieving NATO Interoperability Requirements Drives Growth in European Airborne Tactical Datalinks Markets
Business Wire India

RIICO to Develop Bhiwadi as an Automobile Manufacturing Hub
Business Wire India

C & C Constructions Limited and NHAI Sign BOT Agreement
Business Wire India

Jones Lang Lasalle Meghraj Identifies "India 50" - The Emerging Cities for Retail Activity
Business Wire India

Competitiveness is the common driving factor between developed and developing nations: Kalam
President Kalam inaugurates his 'dream' medical project' Relisys Medical Devices' Asias's First Catheter and stent manufacturing facility and R&D Division to produce various types of quality catheters and coronary stents at substantially lower prices Solus Media

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on June 29, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8660
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8615
Silver (Kg): Rs. 17510

Delhi Bullion Market

24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8650
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 17250

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 8775
Silver: Rs. 17300

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. 17035
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8635
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8000

Bullion Rates on June 29, 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 29, 2007

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

1 GBP = 81.63 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 54.79 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 33.04 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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