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May 21, 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 21, 2007

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Centre issues fresh advisory to Punjab
The Union Home Ministry today issued a fresh advisory to the Punjab government asking it to take all necessary steps to maintain law and order in view of Tuesdays bandh called by Akal Takht. ANI

Nation pledges to counter terrorism on Rajiv Gandhis death anniversary
As a tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 16th death anniversary today, people from all walks of life pledged to fight against terrorism. ANI

Pune farmers protest against land acquisition for Videocon SEZ
Hundreds of farmers staged protest demonstrations here on Monday against the acquisition of agricultural land for the proposed Videocon special economic zone (SEZ). ANI

Delhis serial killer, who dumped headless body outside jail, nabbed
Police on Monday, claimed to have arrested an alleged serial killer Chandrakant Jha on Sunday from Haiderpur locality here, who used to dump his victims headless body in front of Tihar jail. ANI

CPI finds UPAs three-year rule as a mixed bag
The Communist party of India (CPI), which had earlier this month demanded review of the Left parties support to the UPA government, today termed the Congress-led coalition rule of three years as a mixed bag. ANI

Punjab CM demands apology from Dera chief
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today demanded an apology from Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Ram Raheem for hurting the sentiments of the Sikh community by allegedly impersonating as Sikhs tenth guru, Guru Gobind Singh. ANI

Kalam confers awards to sanskrit, pali, arabic and persian scholars
The President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam today presented Certificates of Honour and Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman Awards for the year 2006 to 30 young scholars of Sanskrit, Pali/Prakrit, Arabic and Persian. ANI

BSF praises interim government of Bangladesh
Senior Border Security Force (BSF) officials on Monday praised the army-backed interim government of Bangladesh for its pro-people activities, including its move to put pressure on anti-India rebel groups in Bangladesh. ANI

UP Governor terms Mulayam Government unconstitutional
Uttar Pradesh Governor T V Rajeshwar on Monday termed the previous Government of Mulayam Singh Yadav as unconstitutional. ANI

Five killed, 62 hurt in Himachal bus accident
Five persons, including three women, were killed and 62 others injured when an over-crowded bus fell into a gorge near Kartha village, about 45 km from Kullu, on Monday. ANI

Antony highlights threat from LTTE, Pakistan to top Air Force commanders
The recent air raids carried out by the rebel Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka and the deteriorating situation in the island nation have become an issue of concern for the Indian establishment and the Indian Air Force in particular. ANI

One person detained in connection with Hyderabad blast
One person was detained for interrogation in Jamtara, Jharkhand, in connection with last weeks Mecca mosque explosion in Hyderabad. ANI

Fake encounter: Gujarat Anti-Terror Squad policemen sent to judicial custody
A magistrates court sent three Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) policemen to judicial custody on Monday for their involvement in the November 26, 2005 killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in a fake encounter. ANI

Congress releases its manifesto for Goa polls
The Congress party released its manifesto for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Goa here today, promising to give a responsive and responsible government if elected. ANI

Unexpected storm destroys mango crop in Uttar Pradesh
An unexpected storm has badly affected the mango harvest in Uttar Pradeshs Malihabad area. ANI

North East Diary
The 22nd General Conference of the Angami students union concluded in Nagaland recently. ANI

Chhattisgarh DGP passes away
Chhattisgarh Director General of Police (DGP) Om Prakash Rathore passed away today, following a massive heart attack. He was 58. ANI

93 Mumbai blasts: Man who trafficked AK-56 from Dutt gets 10-yr RI
A man convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blast case for taking a firearm from Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and delivering it to some other person, was today sentenced to 10-year rigorous imprisonment by a Special TADA court here. ANI

Berhampore court acquits Congress MP Adhir Ranjan of murder charges
f Sheikh and Laltu Sheikh on July 24, 2005. ANI

Jaipur man celebrates his 138th birthday, Coimbatore woman her 110th
Age seems to be relative for two centenarians as they celebrated another of their birthdays on Sunday. ANI

Delhi HC stays disclosure of Civil Services preliminary examination marks
The Delhi High Court on Monday stayed Justice B D Ahmads order directing the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to disclose the Civil Services preliminary examination (CSE-pre), 2006 marks. ANI

Pak Kashmir open to diplomatic ties with Israel: Atiq
Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Sardar Atiq Ahmad Khan, has said that his government is considering diplomatic ties with Israel. ANI

Benazir, Nawaz Sharif vow to return for Pak elections
Exiled former prime ministers of Pakistan -- Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif have vowed to return home for the general elections, despite facing threats of jail terms and President General Pervez Musharraf ruling it out. ANI

ULFA blast wounds 13
At least 13 people were injured in a bomb blast triggered off by the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in Lower Assams Bongaigaon district this morning. ANI

Pollution induced cancer emerges as top killer in China
Air and water pollution combined with widespread use of food additives and pesticides made cancer the top killer in China last year, according to a recent government survey. ANI

Dera Sacha Sauda expects Punjab Government to act impartially
Reacting to a hukumnama (decree) by Akal Takht Chief Jathedar Joginder Vedanti, asking Dera Sacha Sauda to close down its branches in Punjab by May 27, the Dera Sacha Sauda today appealed to the Akali Dal Government in Punjab to act impartially. ANI

Hurriyat observes shutdown to mark its leaders death anniversary
Normal life in the Kashmir Valley was affected on Monday following a shutdown call by separatist All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) to mark the death anniversaries of their two leaders. ANI

China to launch its first lunar orbiter late 2007
China will be launching its first lunar orbiter, Change I, in the second half of 2007, China National Space Administration (CNSA) officials have said. ANI

93 Mumbai blasts: Four cops get 6-year imprisonment
A special TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities [Prevention] Act) Court today sentenced four police constables to six-year rigorous imprisonment in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. ANI

Manmohan Singh approves wage board for working journalists
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has approved the constitution of a Wage Board for Working Journalists. ANI

Mizoram hosts its first Super Model Contest
Youngsters in Mumbai and Delhi are not the only ones who have a ball during annual beauty contests. Apparently, Mizo boys and girls also enjoy watching their friends walking down the ramp as models. Such was the case during the first-ever Super Model Contest 2007 held here recently. ANI

Headlines from the Heartland, a book on local media revolution
In the 1990s, when the Indian politics was on a threshhold of major change due to communal and castesist politics in the heartland of the country, a new revolution was sweeping the Indian press. ANI

Rajasthans seer meditates in the open for rains
A seer in Jaipur has undertaken a vow to meditate in the open till rains hit the Pink City. ANI

93 Mumbai blasts: Four cops may be sentenced today
A special TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention Act) Court is expected to pronounce sentences to four police constables in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case here today. ANI

JKLF launches campaign for Kashmiris inclusion in Indo-Pak talks
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has launched a campaign demanding inclusion of the people of the state in the ongoing peace talks between India and Pakistan on Kashmir. ANI

Advani to kick off BJPs Goa poll campaign
The Bharatiya Janata Party, under the leadership of Lal Krishna Advani, will launch its campaign for forthcoming Assembly elections in Goa today. ANI

Nation pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his 16th death anniversary
People from all walks of life are paying tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 16th death anniversary today. ANI

Emerging Healthcare Hotspots 2007: Addressing Challenges and Opportunities
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Cranes Software Announces the Release of NISA Version 15.0 for LINUX
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ISGN Strengthens its Mortgage Industry Leadership Position, Acquires U.S. Mortgage Software Firm Dynatek
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on May 21, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8780
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18285

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18050
Standard gold: Rs. 8865

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 8895
Silver: Rs. 17950

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. 17625
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8795

Bullion Rates on May 21, 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 May 21, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.6 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 80.13 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 54.87 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 33.48 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of May 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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