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May 8, 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 8, 2007

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Spiritual guru Ravi Shankar on Kashmir visit
Spiritual guru Shri Shri Ravi Shankar, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, today paid obeisance at three famous shrines here, including Hazrat Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom. ANI

Christians say attack on Kolhapur missionaries politically motivated(Lead: Christ)
Christians in Maharashtra today condemned the attack on two missionaries by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists for alleged forced conversion, saying the move was politically motivated. ANI

Big B urges Indians to collectively combat global warming
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday urged India to collectively combat global warming and make the world a better place to live in. ANI

Month-long UP polls end with about 45 pc voting in last phase
The unprecedented seven-phased elections for the 403-assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh finally came to an end on Tuesday, with an estimated 45 percent turnout during the polling for the seventh and final phase. ANI

Kerela CM gives clean chit to hospital over infants death
Kerala Chief Minister V. S. Achuthanandan on Tuesday gave a clean chit to a state-run hospital Sree Avittam Tirunal (SAT) here, where 38 newborn babies have died since January. ANI

Suspected bird flu surfaces in West Bengal
Authorities in West Bengal have tested dead poultry for bird flu after more than 3,000 birds were found dead, officials said on Tuesday. ANI

MiG-29 crashes, pilot bails out
A MiG-29 fighter aircraft crashed today near Adampur Air Force Station minutes after taking off, but the pilot bailed out safely. ANI

Gujarat fake encounter: Six arrested cops produced in court
Six policemen, including three Indian Police Service officials, who were arrested in connection with the November 2005 killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in a fake encounter and the murder of his wife Kausar Bi, were produced in court on Tuesday. ANI

PM in Assam to file papers for re-election to Rajya Sabha
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose current term in the Upper House ends on June 14, has arrived here to file his nomination papers on Wednesday for re-election to the Rajya Sabha in biennial polls to be held later this month. ANI

M. F. Hussain gets respite following SC directive
The Supreme Court today issued a stay order on a Haridwar court order to attach the property of renowned painter Maqbool Fida Hussain for hurting Hindu sentiments. ANI

BJP CD row: EC directs party to officially condemn its contents
Coming down heavily on the BJP for defending the contents of the controversial CD after having disowned it, the Election Commission today directed the party to make an official declaration condemning the contents. ANI

Traders welcome MCD resolution on postponing sealing drive
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Tuesday welcomed a resolution passed by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) seeking to extend the implementation of the of Delhi Laws (Special Provision) Act, 2006, by two years. ANI

Now, a scooter that runs on magnetic power
Believe it or not, a man in Thrissur District of Kerala has developed a two-wheeler scooter that runs on magnetic power. ANI

SC to hear OBC quota issue on Wednesday
The Supreme Court today posted the hearing into the OBC quota issue to Wednesday and directed the concerned parties to frame their questions to be taken up by a larger bench.The direction came after Solicitor General G Vahanvati requested the court to refer the case pertaining to 27 percent reservation for OBC students in higher educational institutions to a Constitution Bench. ANI

Kenyan Airways to provide return tickets for relatives of crash dead
Kenyan Airways CEO Titus Naikuni confirmed late on Monday night that Flight KQ 507 from Douala to Nairobi had been located in a mangrove swamp 20km southeast of Douala. ANI

New policy will transform petroleum, chemicals, petrochemical investment regions: Paswan
Chemicals and Fertilisers and Steel Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said that the new policy on petroleum, chemicals andpetrochemical investment regions will transform Indias image in the sector. ANI

VHP activists attack Christian missionaries in Kolhapur
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists attacked two Christian missionaries here on Tuesday for alleged forced conversion of poor and illiterate villagers. ANI

Road-link around Humayuns tomb proposed
):The Delhi Government has submitted a proposal for the construction of a road link connecting National Highway-24 with Lala Lajpat Rai Road, which would pass through at a distance of 340 metres from the protected limits of Humayuns Tomb. ANI

About 20 percent polling till 2 p.m. in final phase of UP elections
Around twenty per cent polling was registered till 2 p.m. in the seventh and final phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. ANI

Kashmiri farmers cheerful with a bumper crop of strawberries
Red, tangy and juicy strawberries are the flavour of the season in Kashmir, where a bumper crop has brought cheer to local farmers. ANI

Rescued bonded labourers complain of official apathy
Fifty-four labourers rescued by the Madhya Pradesh officials, have complained about apathy towards their resettlement. ANI

Lucknow boy rescued after exchange of fire
The Uttar Pradesh Police has claimed to have rescued a 16-year-old boy from neighbouring Barabanki District, after killing two of the abductors in cross-firing. ANI

An American lady who considers India her real home
Jan Protopapas, an American schoolteacher who came to India when she was in her mid-twenties, perhaps never anticipated that India, known for its rich culture and traditions, would one day become her second home for the next two decades. ANI

Rampant constructions mar serenity of Badrinath shrine
Uttarakhands holy town of Badrinath, known for its beatific and peaceful surroundings, is facing the threat of loosing its serenity to rampant urbanisation. ANI

A family in Orissa adopts a baby bear
A family in Orissas Talajaagar hamlet is nurturing a bear which got separated from its mother in the village. ANI

Parliament adjourned over Gujarat encounter controversy
The Lok Sabha, the Lower House of Parliament, was adjourned till 2:00 p.m. as the Congress, the Left parties and the Samajwadi Party Member of Parliaments raised voices against the fake police encounters in Gujarat and alleged the involvement of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in the State. The Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of Parliament, was also adjourned till 1:00 p.m. ANI

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves for Assam
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday left for Assam to file his nomination papers seeking re-election to Rajya Sabha, as his term expires on June 14. ANI

AASU on 10-hour hunger strike over failed delimitation process in Assam
Representatives of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) are taking part in a ten-hour-long hunger strike today in protest against the delimitation process in the state. ANI

RJD MP Shahabuddin sentenced to life in 1999 kidnapping case
A local court here on Tuesday sentenced Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin to life imprisonment after finding him guilty in the 1999 abduction and suspected murder case of CPI-ML worker Chotelal Gupta. ANI

Himalayan region faces threat from illegal mining, warn environmentalists
Most of the Himalayan region, which includes Himachal Pradesh, is headed for a huge natural disaster due to rampant mining on riverbeds, some environmentalists have warned. ANI

Polling for final phase of UP Assembly polls begins
Polling for the final and seventh phase of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Assembly elections is on amid tight security. ANI

Patil to review security situation in Assam
Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil will begin a two-day visit to Assam on Tuesday to review the security situation in the State. ANI

PM to file his Rajya Sabha nomination today
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will today file his nomination for the biennial elections for the Rajya Sabha seat in Assam, as his term expires on June 14. ANI

SC to take on OBC quota case today
The Supreme Court (SC) will today hear an application filed by the Centre on 27 per cent quota for the Other Backward Class (OBC) students in elite educational institutions of the country. ANI

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on May 8, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 9110
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18955

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 19000
Standard gold: Rs. 9250

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 9265
Silver: Rs. 18650

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. 18345
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9145

Bullion Rates on May 8, 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 8, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.78 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 81.34 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.53 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.01 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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