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May 31, 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 31, 2007

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Centre assures Rajasthan Government all help to restore peace
Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil today said that the Centre will provide all help to the Rajasthan Government to restore peace in the State, as violence continues due to Gujjars demanding Scheduled Tribe (ST) status indulged in acts of violence and arson. ANI

Antony to leave for Singapore to attend sixth Asia Security Conference
Defence Minister AK Antony is leaving for Singapore tonight to attend the Sixth Asia Security Conference (The Shangri-La Dialogue - 2007), a key event for defence and security diplomacy in the region. ANI

J-K DSP Shalley Singh cremated with full state honours
Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police, Shalley Singh, who died while fighting militants in Doda District, was cremated here today with full state honours. ANI

Stamps released on five National Parks
The Indian Posts on Thursday brought out a set of commemorative postage stamps on five National Parks of the country-- Mudumalai, Bandipur, Bandhavgarh, Periyar and Kaziranga-- in the denomination of rupees five each. ANI

Centre decides to withdraw Private Universities Bill
The Union Cabinet today decided to withdraw the Private Universities (Establishment and Regulations) Bill, 1995 from the Rajya Sabha. ANI

Union Cabinet approves construction of international airport at Navi Mumbai
The Union Cabinet today gave its In principle approval for the construction of a new international airport through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) at Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra. ANI

Scheme for top quality higher education for STs gets Centres nod
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the introduction of a new Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of Top Quality Higher Education to students belonging to Scheduled Tribes, to be implemented from 2007-08. ANI

Sonia alleges Modi Govt of treating farmers as criminals
Congress president Sonia Gandhi today accused the Gujarat Government of treating the farmers in the state as criminals, saying it is not bothered about farmers welfare. ANI

Gujjar agitation crosses Rajasthans boundaries
National Highways between Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan on Thursday were blocked as Gujjars demanding Scheduled Tribe (ST) status, indulged in acts of violence and arson. ANI

PUCL activists demand release of an arrested social worker in Chhattisgarh
Activists of Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) on Thursday called for an immediate release of a social worker arrested for allegedly sympathizing with the Maoists in Chhattisgarh. ANI

No need to procure weapons from China, Pakistan: India tells Sri Lanka
Advising Sri Lanka not to procure weapons from Pakistan and China to fight Tamil rebels, India on Thursday assured the island nation that New Delhi would look after their weapon requirements. ANI

SAFMA hopes their efforts would take shape one day
A Pakistani delegation comprising about 25 members, including leading parliamentarians and eminent journalists, crossed into India via the Wagah border checkpost to participate in the Second South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) Parliamentary Forum to be held in Shimla on June 2 and 3. ANI

Changing contours of Presidential polls in India(Update:Presidential)
Rubber Stamp, is an epithet often used to describe the role that Presidents of India are confined to play in the Indian political strata, particularly at periods when a single party enjoyed a majority in the Parliament. ANI

Delhi HC takes suo moto notice of TV expose on BMW case
The Delhi High Court has taken suo motu cognisance of a television channels expose in the BMW case, which revealed the likely collusion between the defence, the prosecution and a key witness. ANI

Mumbai Police pledge to make police stations tobacco-free
To commemorate the World No Tobacco Day, which is being observed today, personnel of the Mumbai Police have vowed to make the city police stations tobacco-free. ANI

1993 Mumbai blast: Seven more convicts sentenced
A special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Court on Thursday awarded sentence to seven more 1993 Mumbai blast convicts, for their role in smuggling of arms, illegal possession of weapons and conspiracy. ANI

BSF rescue endangered tortoise near Tripura capital Agartala
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have rescued a consignment of endangered tortoise (Geochelone Elongata or Indotestudo Elongata) between the Akhuara immigration centre and Lankamura border outpost on the outskirts of Agartala today. ANI

Changing contours of Presidential polls in India
Rubber Stamp, is an epithet often used to describe the role that Presidents of India are confined to play in the Indian political strata, particularly at periods when a single party enjoyed a majority in the Parliament. ANI

Differences still persist over Indo-US nuke deal: Burns
India and the United States have considerable hard work to do, to resolve their differences over July 18, 2005 the civilian nuclear deal between the two countries, US Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns said on Thursday.Burns holding negotiations with Foreign Secretary Shiv Shanker Menon and other officials of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in New Delhi, over the nuke deal regarded as a major test of friendship between both countries. ANI

Former media advisor to Punjab CM appear in court
Bharat Inder Singh Chahal, media advisor to former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, today appeared before the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a contempt of court case. ANI

Chinas anti-terrorism law on cards
China is looking to introduce an anti-terrorism law to combat threats from both home and abroad, experts have said. ANI

Baalu hands over largest bulk carrier M.V. Good to M/s Goodearth
The Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways T.R. Baalu, handed over the 30,000 DWT bulk carrier M.V. Good Providence to M/s Goodearth Maritime Limited at Vishakhapatnam today. ANI

Kullu caps sustains thousands
The traditional yet stylish headgear, popularly called Kullu caps has become a source of livelihood for thousands in Himachal Pradesh. ANI

Orissa family hoping for miracle to retrieve dead son
An Orissa family that lost its son to a snake bite a few days ago is trying hard to revive his dead body with the help of sorcery. ANI

Ride on Hop on Hop Off double-decker bus to explore Chandigarh
Touring Chandigarh has been made more user-friendly with the special Hop on Hop Off double-decker bus. ANI

Sikh delegation to meet Governors of Punjab and Haryana
An eleven-member Sikh delegation lead by president of the Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Avtar Singh Makkar will meet Punjab Governor General S. Rodrigues and Haryana Governor Dr AR Kidwai today. ANI

Areca leaves a source of livelihood for Assamese
All of us have heard of arecanut are used along with pan for chewing. In Assam an innovative young man has been producing plates form arecanut leaves. ANI

Gujjars call for a shutdown in Rajasthan
Gujjar community leaders on Thursday called for a shutdown in several parts of Rajasthan over a demand for reservation in government jobs and colleges. ANI

Benazir determined to return to Pakistan
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has said that she is determined to return to Islamabad between September and December, in spite of the probability of her being arrested by the Musharraf regime. ANI

Maharashtra villagers tonsure heads demanding compensation for their lands
Scores of villagers in Maharashtra have tonsured their heads in the hope of attracting the governments attention to their demands for adequate compensation for agricultural land acquired for a mega airport project. ANI

UP sugarcane growers and sugar mills owners lock horns
After toiling in the field in the hope of procuring a rich harvest, sugarcane growers in Uttar Pradeshs Bijnore District fear their hard labour will be in vain. ANI

Hydel power generation at its peak in Himachal
Hydro power projects in Himachal Pradesh are not only generating sufficient electricity, but bringing in revenue of Rs. 35 crores daily to the State. ANI

Kashmirs Grand Mufti issues fatwa on army aid to mosques
Kashmirs Grand Mufti, Mohammad Bashir-ud-Din, has issued a fatwa against using money from the army to renovate mosques and shrines. ANI

Iraqi poll officials meet Chief Election Commissioner
A nine-member team of Iraqs Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), headed by its Commissioner Faraj Mirza Latif Al-Haydari, met Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami in New Delhi on Wednesday evening. ANI

Arms peddlers arrested in Agartala
Two persons were apprehended with huge quantity of arms and ammunition by Assam Rifles (AR) in Agartala, and have been handed over to police on Wednesday morning. ANI

Campaigning for Goa Assembly polls to end today
The election campaign for 40-member Assembly polls in Goa will end at 5 p.m. today. ANI

Sikh delegation to meet Governors of Punjab and Haryana
An eleven-member Sikh delegation lead by president of the Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Avtar Singh Makkar will meet Punjab Governor Lt-General (retired) Khalid Maqbool and Haryana Governor Dr AR Kidwai today. ANI

CBI court to pronounce sentence for convicts in fodder scam
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court will pronounce a sentence against twenty-six people, convicted in a fodder scam case involving fraudulent withdrawal of Rupees 7.21 crore from Ranchi treasury in the 1990s. ANI

Also see International News / Press Releases on May 31, 2007

Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on May 31, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 8740
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 8690
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18375

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17990
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8740
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8100

Bullion Rates on May 31, 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.

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