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May 25, 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 25, 2007

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Police baton charge protesters in Chhattisgarh
Police baton-charged an angry mob, while they were protesting against policemens alleged laxity into the investigation of murder of a local businessman. ANI

Mayawati meets Sonia
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today met Congress President Sonia Gandhi on her two-day visit to the national capital and has reportedly promised Bahujan Samaj Partys (BSP) support in the upcoming Presidential polls. ANI

Acquiring greatness will fetch you the post of President: Kalam tells kids
As the race to become the next president of the country gears up, the incumbent President A P J Abdul Kalam has an advice for the youngsters of the country to get the top job. ANI

Swami Agnivesh urges Manmohan to intervene in Dera-Sikh conflict
After failing to receive an apology form Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh, social activist Swami Agnivesh today called for Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs intervention into the matter. ANI

A R Rahman uses his music for Taj Mahals selection in 7 wonders list
Renowned music director A.R. Rahman has launched a campaign to include Taj Mahal among the Seven Wonders of the World, by releasing a soulful and resonant anthem to motivate people to vote for the Indian architectural marvel. ANI

Police baton charge unruly mobs in Hyderabad
Police today baton-charged mobs that hurled stones at them and tried to loot shops after Friday prayers at the Mecca Masjid, which was bombed last week. ANI

Several Punjab towns witness police flag march
Police on Friday staged a flag march here as the tension between the Sikhs and the followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda refuses to die down. ANI

Special Defence Ministry committee to reduce stress among soldiers in Kashmir
A special committee of the Defence Ministry has been asked to organise special camps to de-stress the soldiers posted in Jammu and Kashmir, where the number of suicide incidents and fratricidal killings or fragging among the army has increased. ANI

Judiciary cannot interfere in Legislatures powers: Somnath Chatterjee
Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee said on Friday that the Legislature had the absolute constitutional right to make laws and enforce executive accountability, and reiterated that the constitutional mandate of the judiciary was to interpret the laws and not to make them or to lay down general norms of behaviour for the government. ANI

Supreme Court to hear Dera Sacha Sauda petition to May 27(lead: Dera Sacha)
The Supreme Court has advanced to May 27 the hearing of a petition seeking protection to the properties of the Dera Sacha Sauda and its followers all across the country in view of an ultimatum issued by the Akal Takht. ANI

Centre revokes ban on FTV India channel
The Centre has revoked the prohibition imposed on transmission and re-transmission of India channel on all platforms with effect from today. ANI

CPI (M) will not comprise on its criteria for Presidential polls
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today said that the Left parties would not compromise on criteria laid out by it for their support in the forthcoming presidential polls. ANI

Kalam outlines five-point mission for medico-professionals
Recommending a five- point mission for medical professionals, President A P J Abdul Kalam today urged doctors to treat at least 20 rural patients in a year at minimum cost by going to rural areas. ANI

Health Ministry earmarks Rs. 1013 core for North Eastern states under NRHM
The Union Health Ministry has earmarked Rs. 1013 crore under the Nation Rural Health Mission (NRHM) for the North Eastern states under various schemes for the year 2007-08. ANI

Madurai Assembly by poll on June 26
The Election Commission today announced holding polls for the Madurai West Assembly constituency on June 26, which fell vacant in February due to death of its sitting member S.V.Shanmugam. ANI

Divorce rate in China up seven percent
The divorce rate in China has reportedly gone up by seven percent. ANI

China to revise its NGO policy
China will revise laws and policies to encourage the development of foreign and domestic non-governmental organizations (NG0s), a senior official has said. ANI

Bollywood superstar Big B in comedy role in Cheeni Kum
Having recently watched Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchans inimitable performance in a romantic movie Nishabd (speechless), Big B fans will watch him again, this time playing a comedy in the latest film Cheeni Kum. ANI

Chinese businesses lag behind in global skills
According to the Global Business Leadership Survey China 2007, conducted by consulting firm New Leaders Group in cooperation with Fortune China, Chinese businesses are aware of the need for a global perspective, and acknowledge that they lag behind when it comes to global best practices. ANI

Essential commodities prices remain steady
Consumers of the country got a sigh of relief as retail prices of almost all essential commodities for the week ending May 22 remain steady, except variation in prices of some commodities. ANI

Army court sentences soldier to death
An Army court has sentenced to death Satyam Kumar, a soldier belonging to the Signal Regiment, for killing his fellow senior in Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Dalits get priesthood lessons in Tamil Nadu
Hundreds of Dalit students have joined a year-long certificate course in Agama Sastras (priesthood studies) at the Parthasarthy Samy temple in Chennai. ANI

Iraq Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani meets Manmohan Singh
Visiting Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Friday.Shahristani is on a four-day visit to India to invite Indian firms to set up oil refineries in his country. ANI

Supreme Court refuses to intervene in Dera Sacha Sauda-Sikhs stand off
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to intervene in the stand off between the Dera Sacha Sauda sect and Sikh organisations and asked them to resolve differences politically. ANI

A rags to riches story in Punjab
At a time when a large number of youngsters are found running from pillar to post for that one opportunity to live or work abroad, there are some in Punjab who have written their own destiny through sheer hard work. ANI

Just recall the kid that you shouted at last time at a traffic signal
Just recall the kid that you shouted at last time at a traffic signal, after he or she knocked at your car window pane. ANI

CEC to visit Goa today
Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswamy will visit Goa today to meet election officials ahead of the June 2 Assembly polls in the state. ANI

Sanjay Dutt to appear before TADA court today
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted for possessing illegal weapon in connection with the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case, will appear before a special TADA court here today. ANI

CPI-M politburo meeting to discuss Presidential candidate
A two-day meeting of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo has begun here on Friday morning to discuss the Presidential candidates. ANI

Report on Sustainable Investment in India Reveals New Opportunities to Boost its Competitive Edge in Global Markets
Business Wire India

HDFC Proposes Preferential Issue of Rs 3,114 crores
Business Wire India

Housing Development Finance Corporation Welcomes an INR 26.38 Billion (Approximately US$650 Million) Investment from The Carlyle Group
Business Wire India

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on May 25, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8770
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8655
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18115

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17950
Standard gold: Rs. 8840

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. 17495
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8690
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8050

Bullion Rates on May 25, 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 25, 2007

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

1 GBP = 80.65 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 54.55 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 33.46 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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