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May 18, 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 May 18, 2007

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Centre to implement nearly all Sachar recommendations
The Centre today decided to accept nearly all the recommendations of the Sachar Committee, which had presented its report last year on the status of Muslims in the country. ANI

Minorities front urges people to maintain communal harmony
The All India Minorities Front today condemned the bomb blast in the historic Mecca Masjid at Hyderabad, and urged people to maintain communal harmony. ANI

Paswan demands separate budget allocation for SCs, STs
Steel, Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday demanded separate allocation of funds in the budget for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, minorities and backward communities. ANI

Crumbling sugar mills in UP burden exchequer 440 million rupees
The Uttar Pradesh Government has incurred a loss of over 440 million rupees, as four state-run sugar mills here, built in pre-independence era, were shut down and seven are in deplorable conditions, due to obsolete machinery. ANI

PM asks Badal to ensure law and order in Punjab
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday evening asked the Punjab Government to maintain utmost vigil, and ensure law and order in the state in the wake of days of clashes between Sikh organizations and followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS). ANI

PM urges people to maintain peace following Hyderabad blast
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today condemned the bomb blast in Hyderabad and urged members of all communities to maintain peace and communal harmony. ANI

Badal claims situation under control in Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal today claimed that the situation was under control in the state and it was returning back to normalcy several days of clashes between Sikh organizations and followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS). ANI

Varanasi Hindus protest against Hyderabad mosque blast
Dozens of people took to the streets here on Friday to protest against a bomb blast at Mecca mosque in Hyderabad that killed five persons and injured at least 35 others. ANI

Ranchi farmers welcome retail food chains
Farmers in Jharkhand capital Ranchi today welcomed the entry of big industrial houses in retail food chains, saying they would no longer be at the mercy of middlemen. ANI

Indo-Pak talks on Sir Creek conclude on positive note
India and Pakistan moved a step ahead of the resolution of the Sir Creek estuary dispute, with both sides concluding the 10th round of the bilateral talks on a positive note in Rawalpindi today and agreeing to meet again. ANI

Akal Takht Jathedar rules out talks with Dera Sacha Sauda, sets May 20 deadline for its ban
The Jathedar of the Akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, on Friday ruled out any discussion with the Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) till the State Government either arrested, or took suitable action against Gurmeet Ram Raheem, the head of DSS, for acting in a blasphemous manner by imitating Guru Gobind Singh, tenth Sikh Guru.Talking to reporters here, Vedanti said Sikhs living around the world abide by the instructions given by the five priests (Panj Pyare), and now it was the governments duty to ban DSS activities across Punjab. ANI

Ordinance Factory Board feels the heat from Defence Ministry, Army
The worlds largest government run production organisation the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), is on the line of fire from its guardian- the Ministry of Defence-and its biggest customer- the Indian Army- as today both criticised it for failing to deliver quality defence products on time. ANI

India re-elected as external auditor of WHO
Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, Vijayendra N Kaul has been re-elected as the external auditor of the World Health Organisation (WHO) for a three year term, at Geneva. ANI

Orissa IG suspended for alleged criminals links
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UK Minister condemns Hyderabad, Guwahati blasts
British Foreign Office Minister Kim Howells, who is here on a visit, today condemned the bomb blasts in Hyderabad and Guwahati. ANI

Assam leaders congratulate Manmohan Singh on Rajya Sabha re-election
Congress Party representatives of Assam, led by Bhubaneshwar Kalita, President Assam Pradesh Congress Committee and Himanta Biswa Sarma and Members of Parliament from Assam led by Santosh Mohan Deb , Union Minister called on the Prime Minister Dr. Mammohan Singh here today to congratulate him on his re-eelection to the Rajya Sabha. ANI

Congress attempting to change Goas demographic profile: BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today charged the Congress Party of trying to use the recently shelved Goa Regional Plan 2011 to pursue a divisive agenda of fomenting social tensions in the state. ANI

BJP expresses concern over Punjab developments
The Bharatiya Janata Party today expressed grave concern over the happenings in Punjab, saying it did not approve of hurting religious sentiments or endorse violence. ANI

Moscow University honours Brahmos Aerospace CEO
Dr. A Sivathanu Pillai, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Brahmos Aerospace - an Indo-Russian Joint Venture - became the first Indian to be honoured with the Academician of the University by the Moscow University of Security, Defence and Law Enforcement. ANI

Efforts on to ensure backwards, minority get full access to education: Arjun Singh
Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh today said his ministry was making all efforts to ensure that Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and minorities have full access to education. ANI

Rupees five-lakh compensation for next of kin of those killed: Andhra CM (lead: Hyderabad blast)
Andhra Pradesh (AP) Chief Minister Y S Rajshekar Reddy today announced a compensation of Rs five lakh for the next of kin of those killed in the blast in a mosque. ANI

Punjab farmers taking up pisciculture for good fortune
Pisciculture or fish farming is fast emerging as a big source of livelihood for a number of farmers in Punjab who have remained dependent on traditional farming for generations. ANI

Pan is no bahar for betel farmers
Pan is no bahar, or something that brings cheer, for the cultivators of betel leaves in Bellari District of Orissa. ANI

PM to inaugurate Kendriya Sainik Board meet
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the 27th Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) meeting here tomorrow. ANI

Inflation drops to 5.44 percent
The annual rate of inflation on the wholesale price index (WPI) has come down to 5.44 per cent for the week ending May 5 as against previous weeks 5.66 per cent. ANI

Over 100 peacocks feared dead in Madhya Pradesh
Over 100 peacocks are feared to have died in the last three days in Morena, Madhya Pradesh, causing alarm in the bird lovers communities in the State. ANI

Second session of 10th round of Pak-India Sir Creek talks begins
The second session of 10th round of Pakistan-India talks on Sir Creek is in progress here. ANI

Manmohan Singh expresses concern over Punjab violence
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today expressed concern over the situation prevailing in Punjab and appealed to the people to maintain peace and calm. ANI

Five hurt in Guwahati ULFA blast
At least five persons were injured in a bomb blast triggered by the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) near the Guwahati Central Jail in the busy Fancy Bazaar area today. ANI

Sashastra Seema Bal seizes 500 kg of sandalwood in West Bengal
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel have seized a consignment of 500 kilograms of sandalwood, worth 1.36 million dollars in the international market. ANI

18 killed in Bellary road mishap
Eighteen people were killed and twelve others injured when a lorry carrying them collided with a Karnataka State Transport bus at Alur crossing in Bellary District on Friday morning. ANI

5 dead, 15 injured in Hyderabad blast
At least five persons were killed and 15 others injured in a blast at a mosque in the busy Charminar area here on Friday. ANI

Manmohan Singh is mum on Mukherjee being the presidential candidate
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Friday made it clear that no name had been finalised even after the Left said that it would back External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjees candidature for the top post. ANI

Indo-Tanzania trade increases by whopping 199 million dollars
Two-way trade between India and Tanzania has more than doubled in the last five years - having gone up from 166 million dollars in 2001-02 to almost 360 dollars in 2005-06. ANI

Tibetans stage candle light march on 12th anniversary of Panchem Lamas disappearance
Tibetans in Dharamshala took out a candle light procession on Friday to mark the 12th anniversary of the disappearance of the Panchen Lama. ANI

DMK MP Radhika Selvi sworn in as Minister of State
V Radhika Selvi, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Member of Parliament from Tiruchendur in Tamil Nadu, was sworn in as the Minister of State in the Home Ministry on Friday. ANI

93 Mumbai blast: Five get three year jail terms
A special TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention Act) Court today sentenced five people to three years imprisonment in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blast case. ANI

LeT militant killed in Kashmir
A dreaded Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant, who was wanted in connection with a number of blasts and murders, was killed during a joint operation by security forces and police. ANI

Yoga guru Ramdev appeals to government to safeguard patent on Yoga
Yoga guru Ramdev has appealed to the Government to protect the patent on to counter the US patent offices move to grant copyrights to American firms. ANI

Dera Sacha Sauda: Paramilitaries deployed across Punjab and Haryana
With Punjab on the boil, over 40 companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed in the State and in neighbouring Haryana following clashes between various Sikh organizations and the followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS). ANI

Human trafficking case: Katara to be produced in court today
Suspended BJP MP Babubhai Katara and four other accused in the human trafficking case will appear before a Delhi court, as their judicial custody gets over today. ANI

93 Mumbai blast: Court to begin pronouncing quantum of sentence today
A special TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention Act) court will begin pronouncing the quantum of sentence to the 100 convicts in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blast case today. The court had formally acquitted 23 accused in the blast case, which killed 257 people and left more than 700 people injured. ANI

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on May 18, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8800
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8755
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18285

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18000
Standard gold: Rs. 8885

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 8935
Silver: Rs. 18100

Indore Bullion Market

Gold (10 grams): Rs. 9190
Silver (1Kg): Rs. 18750

Bhopal Bullion Market

Gold (10 grams): Rs. 9150
Silver (1Kg): Rs. 18750

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17660
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8805
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8160

Bullion Rates on May 18, 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.

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