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May 30, 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 30, 2007

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Left criticises Raje govt, demands judicial probe into Dausa firing
The Left parties on Wednesday condemned the killing in police firing of 14 Gujjars, who were among thousands demonstrating in Dausa demanding Scheduled Tribe status for their community on Tuesday. ANI

People of West Bengal want SEZs, claims Buddhadev
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya today said that people of the State are in favour of industrialization and creation of Special Economic Zones (SEZs). ANI

Left steps up opposition against retail giant Wal-Mart
The Communist Party of India (Marxists) (CPI-M), which supports the ruling coalition, has urged the Centre to establish a licensing system for organised retail business and prevent the entry of foreign players like Wal-Mart. ANI

Maharashtra jewellers on strike against rising thefts and robbery
Thousands of jewellers across Maharastra brought shutters down of their stores on Wednesday protesting against the rise in burglaries and attacks on gold merchants. ANI

EC cracks whip on Goa politicians for violating model code of conduct
The Election Commission (EC) is leaving no stone unturned to ensure free and fair June 2 assembly polls in Goa by coming down heavily on politicians, who are appeasing voters by distributing T-shirts, liquor, computers, money in violation of the model code of conduct. ANI

Biannual Indo-China border meet turns cold and quick
The bi-annual border personnel meeting between Indian and Chinese army officials at Bumla in Arunachal Pradesh turned out to be formal, quick and completely official without any cultural festivities that had become a routine affair in recent years. ANI

Mukherjee urges ASEM to commit fully to UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday urged foreign ministers attending the eighth ASEM deliberations in Hamburg, Germany to get their governments and the rest of the world community to abide by their commitment enshrined in the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2006. ANI

MEA confirms Burns visit to India (Lead:Burns)
The Ministry of External Affairs today confirmed that U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs, R. Nicholas Burns would pay a three-day official visit to New Delhi from May 31 to June 2. ANI

Mukherjee meets Indian heads of mission in Brussels
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee chaired a day-long Conference of Indias Heads of Missions in EU States in Brussels today. ANI

SAARC Parliamentarians to meet in Shimla
Parliamentarians representing the eight SAARC countries will meet in Shimla on Saturday and Sunday to discuss ways to enhance regional cooperation. ANI

Naxals blow up hydel power plant in Andhra
Continuing their attempts to target remotely located hydel power in Andhra Pradesh, Naxals on Tuesday night blew up a control room of a State owned 24 MW power plant at Donkarayi. ANI

Talks between Rajasthan Government and Gujjars breakdown(lead:Gujjars)
Talks between the Government of Rajasthan and the states Gujjar community over the granting of Scheduled Tribe status broke down on Wednesday with the former demanding at least a fortnight to deliver a decision on the matter. ANI

CBI court convicts 39 in fodder scam
Thirty-nine people were convicted and three others acquitted on Wednesday by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in a fodder scam case, for fraudulent withdrawal of 7.21 crore rupees from Ranchi treasury in the 1990s.Judge JKN Tiwari sentenced 13 convicts to three years rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine ranging between 45,000 to 65 000 rupees. ANI

1993 Mumbai blasts conspirator gets life imprisonment
A TADA court here on Wednesday awarded life sentence to Dawood Phanse, a key conspirator in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. ANI

Parliamentary Committee invites suggestions on Gram Nyayalayas Bill 2007
The Parliamentary Committee for examining the Gram Nyayalayas Bill, 2007 has invited views and suggestions from the public and organisations in this regard. ANI

National conference on Affordable Housing for All from June 1
A two-day national conference on Affordable Housing for All will be held in Mumbai from June 1. ANI

Armed groups are responsible for violations police firing endemic
Asian Centre for Human Rights in its India Human Rights Report 2007 stated that during 2006, the armed opposition groups were responsible for more violations while the police wereesponsible for widespread, indiscriminate and disproportionate use of firearms. ANI

BSP MP Umakant suspended after arrest in land grab case
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Umakant Yadav was arrested today on charges of demolishing shops and houses to grab a piece of land in Palia Mafi village in Uttar Pradeshs Azamgarh District. ANI

Students campaign for Tajs inclusion in Worlds Seven Wonders list
As the Taj Mahal faces a tough competition from other architectural designs in the world to be included in the list of the seven wonders, school students in the city here have launched a campaign, urging people to vote for it. ANI

Antony meets South Korean Defence Minister
Defence Minister A.K. Antony met his South Korean counterpart Kim Jang-soo here on Wednesday in the first-ever defence talk between the two Asian countries. ANI

Geelani demands release of prisoners(lead: Geelani)
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the leader of the hardline faction of the All Party Hurriyat Conference, has demanded the release of prisoners under arrest in different locations. ANI

540 million Chinese exposed to dangers of second-hand smoke
About 540 million Chinese are exposed to second-hand smoke (SHS), of which 180 million are under the age of 15, says a national tobacco control report released yesterday. ANI

Assamese blame ULFA for disturbing communal harmony
Assamese have criticised the rebel United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) for disturbing communal harmony in the State. ANI

Junoon artiste says MQM activists threatened him
Salman Ahmed of the rock group Junoon has said that the MQM once threatened him that if he did not perform at its rally, and his wife and children would be abducted. ANI

Dailies give mixed response to Akal Takht boycott of Dera Sacha Sauda
The cauldron of distrust and misgiving appears to be raising its ugly head again in Punjab after a gap of twenty-three years. Then, it was a fight for the perceived sanctity and safeguarding of the Khalsa, and now, it is somewhat similar, but more focussed on the protection of the Sikh maryada or faith. ANI

Violence-hit Rajasthan still on edge; CM Raje expresses sorrow
Tension continued to prevail in Rajasthan for the second day on Wednesday, following a police-mob clash that claimed 14 lives and injured scores of others yesterday. ANI

Visually impaired Keralite wows classical music aficionados
M.Vijayalakshmi, a visually-impaired woman in Kerala, is adding delight to the world of music by playing Veena, an Indian classical stringed instrument, at national and international concerts. ANI

Gavaskar-headed ICC committee to ponder over hectic cricket schedule Re-issue
The much-debated issue of the volume of cricket is likely to dominate the two-day meeting of the newly constituted ICC Cricket Committee, which begins here today. ANI

Unseasonal snowfall in Dharamshala brings joy to tourists, businessmen
An unseasonal snowfall in the Himalayan region is drawing scores of tourists from the plains of north India to Dharamshala, the hilly resort in Himachal Pradesh. ANI

Assam gets its first private FM radio channel
Assam has become the first state in the North Eastern Region to get an FM radio channel, which has revived radio listening in the State. ANI

Sikhs endorse Akal Takts decision to reject Dera apology
People belonging to the Sikh community today endorsed the decision of Akal Takt to reject the apology by Dera Sacha Sauda sect for alleged sacrilege of Guru Gobind Singh, and continued to boycott them. ANI

Families of Indian PoWs to visit Pakistan this week
Indian families, which believe their members were taken prisoner by Pakistan during the 1971 war, say they will make the trip across the border this week to search for the missing men. ANI

Kerala film producers to strike from August 1
Malayalam film producers in Kerala today decided to suspend all film production in the state indefinitely from August 1 in protest against restrictions imposed on production, distribution and its exhibition by the Malayalam Cine Technicians Association Federation (MACTA). ANI

SGPCs 51-member delegation to meet Manmohan Singh
A 51-member committee constituted by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) will meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today. ANI

Sonia Gandhi takes potshots at BJP in poll-bound Goa
Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of fanning religious riots in poll-bound Goa. ANI

Kashmir lawyers, separatists demand release of prisoners
Lawyers and separatist leaders have demanded the release of hundreds of prisoners languishing in prisons across the country. ANI

Jalandhars pride Lovely Sweet Shop
Jalandhar city, which has long been known for its sports, leather, rubber and surgical instruments, is also remembered for a particular sweetmeat shop. ANI

India, Bangladesh continue joint survey on enclaves
India and Bangladesh are continuing a joint survey of enclaves lying in each others territory, which was launched on Monday. ANI

Patna HC to hear Shahabuddins petition in abduction case
The Patna High Court will today take up a petition filed by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin challenging a Siwan court order which sentenced him to life imprisonment after finding him guilty in an abduction case. ANI

Robust Indian Economy Brightens Prospects for Indian Transportation Market
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on May 30, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

Silver (Kg): Rs. 18110

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18020
Standard gold: Rs. 8810

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 8825
Silver: Rs. 18000

Indore Bullion Market

Gold (10 grams): Rs. 8910
Silver (1Kg): Rs. 18750

Bhopal Bullion Market

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

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17865
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8825

Bullion Rates on May 30, 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 30, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.64 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 80.44 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 54.65 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 33.43 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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