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June 5, 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 5, 2007

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By-poll results declared
The Bharatiya Janata Party today won the Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat from Himachal Pradesh, while the Congress won Shivpuri Assembly seat from Madhya Pradesh. ANI

Andhras e-procurement project wins UN Public Service award
The e-procurement project under implementation in Andhra Pradesh has won the United Nations Public Service Award, 2007. ANI

BJP wants Centre-appointed committee on quota
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday demanded a committee constituted by the Centre to look into quotas for backward classes, a day after Gujjars called off their week-long agitation. ANI

Bangladesh took action against NE militants: BSF DG
Border Security Force (BSF) Director General A K Mitra on Tuesday said that the army-backed interim government of Bangladesh has taken some action against the rebel groups of the northeast sheltering in Bangladesh. ANI

Dengue-threat looms large over Mumbai
Outbreak of mosquito-borne disease Dengue is looming large over Mumbai, as the city has recorded a spurt in the number of dengue cases ahead of the monsoon season. ANI

Independents, small parties hold key, as Goa votes for hung Assembly(Final lead: Goa results)
The Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance emerged as the single largest combine in the 40-member Goa Assembly, but fell short of the magic majority figure of 21 by two seats. ANI

100-member youth delegation to visit China on 10-day trip
Union Panchayati Raj, and Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar today said that a 100-member youth delegation, led by the Department of North-East Region (DoNER), will visit China from June 7 to 16. ANI

Mukherjee urges developed nations to share burden of fighting pollution
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee today urged the industrialized nations to share the burden of developing new technologies to fight pollution and global warming. ANI

PM to leave for Germany on Wednesday for G-8 Summit
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will leave for Germany on Wednesday to participate in a high-powered Group of Eight (G8) Summit. ANI

Mirwaiz says troop withdrawal essential for continuing talks with Centre
All Parties Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference chief Mirwaiz Umer Farooq today called for pullout of troops from Jammu and Kashmir, saying it is an essential part to carry forward its talks with the Centre. ANI

India committed for environmentally sustainable development strategies: PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said that the country is committed to pursue environmentally sustainable development strategies. ANI

Air Vice Marshal Paramjit Singh Bhangu is new Assistant Chief of Air Staff
Air Vice Marshal Paramjit Singh Bhangu today assumed the post of Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Personnel Airmen and Civilians) at the Indian Air Force (IAF) headquarters here today. ANI

Air Vice Marshal LK Malhotra takes over as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Personnel)
Air Vice Marshal LK Malhotra took over the charge of Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Personnel Officers) at Vayu Bhawan, the headquarters of the Indian Air Force (IAF), here on Tuesday. ANI

N-deal to figure in Bush-Manmohan 15-min Heiligendamm rendezvous
With negotiations on the crucial 123-agreement, which would validate the Indo-US civilian nuclear energy cooperation, not making substantial progress, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President George W Bush are almost certain to raise the issue when they meet on the sidelines of the G-8 outreach Summit in the German town of Heiligendamm. ANI

Government confirms abduction of 12 Indians in Nigeria
The Centre on Tuesday confirmed abduction of 12 Indians, including two women and two children, in Nigeria, belonging to private company-- INDO RAMA. ANI

PM urges states to pay adequate attention to health
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today urged all the State Governments to pay adequate attention to health care issues and ensure efficient functioning of public health services. ANI

PM sanctions Rs 1 lakh assistance to Varanasi physically challenged girl
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has granted assistance of one lakh rupees to a physically challenged girl of Varanasi so that she can continue with her studies. ANI

Normalcy returns to Rajasthan after days of unrest
Normalcy returned to Rajasthan on Tuesday after a week-long Gujjar agitation was called off. ANI

CBI to Court: UP Gov. said no to Mayawatis prosecution in Taj Corridor Case
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today told a special designated court that Uttar Pradesh (UP) Governor T V Rajeswar had declined to sanction the prosecution of UP Chief Minister Mayawati and her cabinet colleague in connection with the Rs 175 crore Taj Heritage Corridor Case. ANI

Assam traders demand security for Hindi-speaking people in the State
A 14-member delegation of Assam traders today met Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil sought adequate security cover for Hindi-speaking people in the State, and resumption of talks with United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). ANI

Five more convicted in 93 Mumbai blasts
A special TADA court today sentenced two convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case to life imprisonment. ANI

Communist Party of Nepal leader meets Manmohan Singh
Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) General Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday and briefed him on the ongoing peace process in the Himalayan country. ANI

Protest in front of White House to end armys rule in Pak
Hundreds of representatives of political parties and civil society groups protested in front of the White House demanding an end to the armys rule in Pakistan. ANI

Pakistan not doing enough: Afghanistan
Afghanistan has charged Pakistan with not doing enough to curb Taliban insurgency in the landlocked country. ANI

Amitabh moves to Allahabad HC in Barabanki farm land allotment case
Cinestar Amitabh Bachchan today filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court challenging a Faizabad Court order that scrapped his ownership of farmland in Uttar Pradeshs Barabanki District. ANI

Independents, small parties hold key, as Goa votes for hung Assembly
The Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance emerged as the single largest combine in the 40-member Goa Assembly, but fell short of the magic majority figure of 21 by two seats. ANI

Awareness marches, rallies mark World Environment Day
Awareness marches and rallies marked the World Environment Day in India on Tuesday. ANI

Kashmir University order threatens extinction of Chinar
The majestic chinar, known as the crown tree, has been part of Jammu and Kashmirs identity since it was introduced hundreds of years ago. In recent times the tree is facing the threat of extinction. ANI

Desperate steps to save Dal Lake in Kashmir
The world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar has always been a major attraction for anyone visiting Kashmir. But increasing pollution is fast reducing its original beauty. ANI

Naxalites encourage opium cultivation in Jharkhand
Naxalites in Jharkhand are encouraging cultivation of opium poppy plants to fund their operations in the region. ANI

Supreme Court expresses anguish over Gujjar shutdown in Delhi
The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its anguish over Mondays Delhi shutdown by the Gujjar community over a demand for Scheduled Tribe status. ANI

UAE Foreign Minister on two-day visit to India
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan will co-chair a two-day long meeting of the ninth India-UAE joint working committee beginning today. ANI

52 percent of Chinese kids under 12 attend extra classes on weekends: Survey
A survey undertaken by the market research firm, Horizonkey, has found that 52 percent of Chinese kids under the age of twelve attend extra classes on the weekend, apart from doing their school homework ANI

Pak Minorities criticise Hindu crematorium sale plan
The Evacuee Trust Board, the custodian of a Hindu crematorium in Pakistan, has come under fire for planning to auction off the crematorium. Situated on Tipu road, the board published an advertisement in all leading newspapers of the country, hurting the sentiments of the countrys minorities. ANI

Child marriage, dowry system animated in puppet show
Kids of Bahmani village in Chattisgarhs Durg District have found a novel way to showcase the drawbacks of the dowry system and of child marriages. ANI

Beat the heat with a visit to Manali
The plains of North India are reeling under an intense heat wave, forcing tourists, domestic and foreign, to flock to Manali to enjoy its cool and soothing clime. ANI

Army abandons repair of Kashmir mosques after clerics protest
A top army officer in Kashmir has said the army would abandon plans to repair old mosques and shrines after top clerics in the region threatened to organise a mass agitation against the programme. ANI

Tripura marks World Environment Day
An awareness rally was flagged off from the Tripura Legislative Assembly this morning on the occasion of World Environment Day. ANI

Pope clears canonization of Keralite nun
The Vatican has cleared the canonization process of Sister Alphonsa. ANI

Army abandons repair of Kashmir mosques after clerics protest
A top army officer in Kashmir has said the army would abandon plans to repair old mosques and shrines after top clerics in the region threatened to organise a mass agitation against the programme. ANI

Tripura marks World Environment Day
An awareness rally was flagged off from the Tripura Legislative Assembly this morning on the occasion of World Environment Day. ANI

Pope clears canonization of Keralite nun
The Vatican has cleared the canonization process of Sister Alphonsa. ANI

Counting on for Goa Assembly polls
Counting of votes for 40 Assembly constituencies in Goa began this morning amid tight security. ANI

CBI court to hear Taj Corridor case today
A special CBI Court will hear today the rupees-175-crore Taj Corridor case, in which Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is an accused. ANI

GeneGo Licenses MedChem Database from GVK Biosciences
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Increasing Vulnerability Research to Ward Off Attacks Against Network and Communication Technology
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AIMA with Rai Business School Conducts National Management Games
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MEMS-Based Sensors and Actuators Find Opportunities in Industrial Automation
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Watch and Vote for Indian Idol Contestants on Sify.com
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on June 5, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8900
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8850
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18910

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18535
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8895
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8420

Bullion Rates on June 5, 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 5, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.56 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 80.81 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 54.74 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 33.27 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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