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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 3, 2007

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Cabinet clears India's membership in Hague Conference
The Union Cabinet today approved for India becoming a member of the Hague Conference on private international law. ANI

Former PM Chandra Shekhar hospitalised in Delhi's Apollo hospital
Former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar, who is suffering from multiple myloma cancer, was hospitalised in the Capital's Apollo Hospital today after his health condition deteriorated. ANI

Government approves launch of Nano Mission
The Government of India today approved the launch of a mission on Nano Science and Technology with an allocation of Rs. 1000 crore for five years. ANI

Govt approves amendment to Members of Parliament Rules 1988
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval by accepting the recommendation of the Joint Committee that a Member of Parliament will be allowed to engage any number of persons either in Delhi or in his constituency for obtaining secretarial assistance. ANI

Around 45 percent turnout marks 6th phase of UP polls
Around 45 per cent of the 1.63 crore voters exercised their franchise in the sixth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in 52 constituencies in nine districts, amidst reports of poll boycott. ANI

'Divide and rule' is the mantra of non-Congress UP govts: Rahul Gandhi
Blaming the governments in Uttar Pradesh in the last fifteen years of indulging in divide and rule politics, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi today said that instead of developing the state, they have divided it in the names of caste and religion. ANI

Muslims protest against alleged Gujarat fake encounter
Muslims across the country staged a protest on Thursday against alleged staged killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in November 2005. ANI

Protests in Lucknow over rising kidnapping cases
Hundreds of traders and school children of the city today protested against rise in cases of daylight kidnappings, saying they were an easy prey of criminals. ANI

Kashmir villagers observe first anniversary of Doda massacre
Victims of a bloody massacre in Kashmir on Thursday cried government apathy on the anniversary of the killings of 35 Hindus by militants. ANI

Measure taken to curb inflation will show results soon: Chidambaram
Union Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram today said measures taken by the Centre to moderate inflation would bear fruit in future. ANI

Bismillah Khan's family boycotts voting in Varanasi
Family and friends of late Ustad Bismillah Khan, India's legendary Shehnai maestro, today boycotted their ballot in ongoing Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. ANI

Political uncertainty spells doom for Assam investment climate
Violence, kidnapping and political uncertainty in Assam is affecting the investment climate in Assam. ANI

Assassinations of Indira Gandhi, Rajiv and Olof Palme linked to Bofors: Website
An Indian website has claimed that the assassinations of former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, and their Swedish counterpart Olof Palme were connected with the Bofors gun controversy. ANI

Containing militancy: A success story in Tripura
Tripura is a success story in so far as containing militancy is concerned. ANI

Candidate with criminal background contesting UP polls
):With the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election entering its final phases, the number of contestants with criminal background is only going up. ANI

A Manipur village that pines for development
pur), May 3 (ANIDiscontentment prevails in the village of Longpi Kajui in North Manipur's Ukhrul District over the state of under development. ANI

Rajya Sabha adjourned till Friday
Issues of Gujarat fake encounter and raising of anti-India slogans at a rally in Kashmir rocked the Rajya Sabha today, leading to its adjournment for the day. ANI

Human trafficking case: Hyderabad passport agent surrenders
The prime suspect in the human trafficking case, involving suspended BJP MP Babubhai Katara, surrendered to the Andhra Pradesh Police here on Thursday. ANI

200 Assamese families seek an end to violence
People in Assam want an end to the violence in the state. This was the message of a sit in protest by 200 families, all of whom had lost kith and kin in more than two decades of mayhem in the state. ANI

Shootout near PM's residence
A major breach of security was reported outside the Prime Minister's official residence on Thursday afternoon when a shoot out took place near Manmohan Singh's 7 Race Course Road house here. ANI

Tripura cut off from mainland for second day
Road connectivity between Tripura and rest of the country remained cutoff for the second day on Thursday following the collapse of a bridge. ANI

West Bengal villagers flee industrial hub site, fearing clashes
Hundreds of villagers have fled from a planned industrial hub site in West Bengal, fearing clashes between supporters and opponents of the project. ANI

Government to ensure gender equality in DD, AIR
Fifty-Fifty ratio will be ensured between male and female anchors of Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR) by August 15, Information and Broadcasting Minister PR Dasmunsi today said. ANI

Nawanshahr academy taps rural talent for Punjab's booming service industry
A boom in the service sector is impossible without tapping the right kind of manpower. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that Punjab is tapping its sturdy rural population for this sector. ANI

Other states are cruising ahead, UP moving backwards: Rahul Gandhi
Kicking off his campaign for the seventh phase of assembly elections here, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi today said that while other states were cruising ahead, Uttar Pradesh was moving backwards because of state government's apathy. ANI

15 per cent voter turnout till noon in UP polls
Around 15 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise till noon in the sixth phase of elections in 52 Uttar Pradesh constituencies, spread over nine districts, amid reports of poll boycott. ANI

Greenpeace 'penguins' protest use of incandescent bulbs
Greenpeace activists dressed up as penguins and staged a demonstration here on Thursday in their quest to seek a ban on the use of incandescent bulbs. ANI

Radical group in Pak asks Sikh-convert to re-affirm his conversion to Islam
A Sikh who had embraced Islam in Pakistan around 29 years ago has been asked by the Ansar-ul-Islam, a radical Islamic group, to re-affirm his conversion in accordance with the group's teachings. ANI

Mumbai police chief ordered to look into Pereira hit-and-run case
The Bombay High Court today ordered Mumbai Police Commissioner D N Jadhav to look into the Alister Pereira hit-and-run case. ANI

Rescued African lioness gives birth to two cubs at Bilaspur Zoo
An African lioness, rescued from a circus along with a male lion, has given birth to two healthy cubs at the Bilaspur Zoo, where she was kept in captivity. amuna, the African lioness, was kept in an enclosure at the Kanan Pendari Zoo here after being rescued from a circus in Chattisgarh's Korba District. ANI

BJP's V K Malhotra appointed Public Accounts Committee chairman again
Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has again appointed Professor Vijay Kumar Malhotra as the Chairman of the new Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which was constituted today. ANI

Forest produce helps to improve living conditions in Shimla
To improve their standard of living, women in Shimla are innovatively making pickles and juices from forest produce. ANI

Punjab's youngsters take to doing stunts on bikes
The stunts carried out on bikes may look simple, but only if you are watching it on within the comfort of your drawing room. Performing them is a different cup of tea altogether. ANI

Cleric in Peshawar issues fatwa calling for "jihad" against Pak govt
A local cleric in Peshawar has reportedly issued a fatwa, written in Urdu, against the Pakistan government and the media for dubbing jihadis as terrorists. ANI

Bhutto, not A. Q. Khan, was the Father of Pak nuke bomb
A dossier on Pakistan's nuclear activity has claimed that the Father of the Pakistani bomb should be former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on the political side and Munir Ahmad Khan on the technical side, and not the country's disgraced top scientist Dr A.Q. Khan. ANI

SC fixes May 15 for fresh order on Gujarat fake encounter
The Supreme Court on Thursday announced that it would determine the need for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the 2005 Gujarat fake encounter case on May 15. ANI

Gen. Zia and Pak Army Chiefs after him knew of A. Q Khan's nuke proliferation network
Pakistan's former military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq and the army chiefs that followed him, including current chief President General Pervez Musharraf, were aware and not ignorant of the nuclear proliferation activities of scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan. ANI

Pak still dependent on smuggling networks for maintaining its nuke arsenal: UK think tank
Leading Britain-based think tank, the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), has claimed that Pakistan is still dependent on smuggling networks and routes to procure items for its nuclear arsenal. ANI

Mirwaiz calls for troops reduction in Kashmir
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the chairman of the moderate faction of the All Party Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference (APHC) has reiterated that troops on either side of Kashmir should be pulled if resolving the Kashmir dispute is priority. ANI

Bombay HC to hear Pereira's hit-and-run case
The Bombay High Court will today hear the case of Alister Pereira, the 21-year-old businessman, who got away with six month's imprisonment for running his car over labourers sleeping on a Bandra pavement and killing seven of them last November. ANI

Polling for sixth phase of UP Assembly polls begins
Polling in 52 seats of the nine districts for the sixth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls has begun this morning, amidst tight security. ANI

Supreme Court to hear Kausar Bi case
The Supreme Court will today hear the case of Kausar Bi, the wife of fake encounter victim Sohrabuddin Sheikh. ANI

Ability to Reach Remote Areas Boosts Prospects of Wireless Technology in European Healthcare IT Market
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SADC High Voltage T&D Market Headed for Strong Growth; Timely Entrance Critical to Ensure Long-Term Presence
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Shift to Alternative Refrigerant Revives the Mature European Automotive OE HVAC Systems Market
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Info Edge (India) Limited Announces Fourth Quarter and Financial Year 2006-2007 Results
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HDFC's Financial Results for the Period April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007
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Photograph  Professor Laura Tyson Joins 24/7 Customer's Board of Directors
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on May 3, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 9055
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18920

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18700
Standard gold: Rs. 9160

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 9200
Silver: Rs. 18550

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. 18355
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9090

Bullion Rates on May 3, 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 3, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 41.18 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.02 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 56.07 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.3 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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