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May 24, 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 24, 2007

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Former ATS driver produced in court in fake encounter case
A former driver of the Gujarat anti-terrorist squad (ATS), which has been alleged of killing Sohrabuddin Sheikh in a fake encounter in 2005, was on Thursday produced before a special court here. ANI

UP police issues sketches of Gorakhpur blast suspects
Uttar Pradesh police today released the sketches of two persons suspected of being involved in Tuesdays serial bomb blasts here. ANI

Wildlife experts ring alarm bell for tiger conservation in India
The wildlife experts and conservationists have said that the early results from a tiger census indicate that the population of the endangered big cats is drastically lower than previously assumed, and that the situation is grave. ANI

Koradi thermal plant shut down due to workers strike
A 1050 MW Koradi thermal power plant in the outskirts of Nagpur has been shut down on Thursday following a strike by workers to protest against the arrest of two engineers for the death of a worker inside the plant premises. ANI

Kerala CPI-M leader and CM fight over a demolition drive
The infighting between the Kerala unit of Communist Party of India (Marxist), and its Chief Minister V. S Achuthanandan over demolition of encroachments from public land has split-wide-open with the leaders accusing each other of crossing the limits. ANI

Two killed, five injured in bus bomb blast in Colombo; Tigers kill 35 in Lanka Naval base
Two Sri lankan army soldiers were killed and five others were injured in a bomb blast on a bus in Colombo on Thursday: ANI

CCEA approves centrally sponsored scheme skill development initiative
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for implementing the Skill Development Initiative (SDI) scheme at a total cost of 550 crore rupees. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee leaves on four-nation tour
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee today left on an official visit to Cyprus, Libya, Germany and Belgium. ANI

Agra businessmen pay to end monkey menace
Agras business community is providing financial aid for the relocation of hundreds of monkeys who are a source of trouble to residents. ANI

No cess on textiles and textile machinery, says Cabinet
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for exemption of all textiles and all textile machinery manufactured in India from textiles Committee Cess under section 5E of the textiles Committee Act, 1963. ANI

Cabinet clears additional central assistance for J and K quake reconstruction
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to a Jammu and Kashmir Reconstruction Plan for earthquake affected areas at a cost of Rs.635.88 crore to be implemented over a period of two years i.e. 2006-07 and 2007-08. ANI

Cabinet approves social security for workers in unorganised sector
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the following for social security for the unorganised sector workers: ANI

Dera followers take self-security measures
As Dera Sacha Sauda and Sikh conflict worsens, followers of the Dera sect have taken charge of the security of their homes to prevent any untoward incident. ANI

Pakistan largest recipient of U.S. anti-terror funds: Report
A new study released by the Centre for Public Integrity, a non-profit organisation based in Washington, has said that Pakistan has been the largest recipient of anti-terror funds in the four years after 9/11. ANI

Manmohan Singh calls for inclusive growth through 10-point social charter
Urging Indian industry to make growth process both efficient and inclusive, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today outlined a 10-point social charter for this purpose. ANI

Dera Sacha Sauda and Sikh clergy conflict worsens
An early solution to the conflict between the Sikh clergy and the Dera Sacha Sauda sect, which has given rise to controversy and plunged Punjab in a tense atmosphere, seems to be unlikely. ANI

At least 27 killed, 5 injured in Coimbatore wall collapse
At least 27 people were killed and five injured when the compound wall of a bar collapsed in Anupparpalayam in Tamil Nadus Coimbatore District late on Wednesday night. ANI

SGPC demands action against Dera Sacha Sauda chief
Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the management body of Sikh shrines, has demanded a probe into the fraud charges filed against Dera Sacha Sada chief Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh. ANI

Miscreants attack Reliance fresh retail outlet in MP
Nearly a fortnight after a Reliance Fresh retail store was attacked by vegetable vendors in Ranchi, unidentified miscreants attacked another store of the retail chain in Indore. ANI

Two Nepalese arrested with heroin and fake Indian currency
danga (West Bengal), May 24 (ANISashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel have arrested two Nepalese trying to smuggle out 350 grams of heroin and fake Indian currency worth rupees 38,000. ANI

Jamshedpur octogenarians gym for wrestlers
Defying age, an octogenarian in Jamshedpur has been running a gym for wrestlers. ANI

Polling on in Uttar Pradeshs Khaga constituency
Polling for Khaga constituency in Uttar Pradeshs Fatepur District is underway since this morning amidst tight security. ANI

National Productivity Awards for agriculture sector to be given today
The National Productivity Awards for the agriculture sector for 2005-2006 will be given away in the presence of Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today. ANI

All-party meet on Nandigram today
An all-party meeting will be held here today to discuss all the issues relating to Nandigram with an aim of restoring peace in the troubled areas. ANI

GlobalLogic CEO Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2007 Award Finalist
Peter Harrison was selected as a finalist from over 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 21, 2007 at The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia Ad-Factors PR

GlogalLogic Taps Industry Veteran As New Vice President Of Technology
Chugh will be responsible for leading the efforts of the Innovation Technology Group (ITG) Ad-Factors PR

Gokaldas First Indian Apparel Co To Cross Rs 1000 cr Revenue Mark
FY07 Revenues Up 16.5% YoY; PAT Up 15.7% YoY; Recommends 40% Dividend For Shareholders Concept PR

Also see International News / Press Releases on May 24, 2007

Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on May 24, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8770
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8720
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18245

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18050
Standard gold: Rs. 8840

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 8875
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. 17720
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8775
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8130

Bullion Rates on May 24, 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 24, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.57 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 80.64 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 54.57 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 33.38 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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