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May 9, 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 9, 2007

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India, Bangladesh border guards conduct joint patrolling
Border Security Force (BSF) and the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) on Wednesday for the first time organised a joint border patrolling in the Lamkamura area on the outskirts of Agartala for better coordination between each other. ANI

Anil Wadhwa appointed as the next Ambassador to Oman
Anil Wadhwa, currently Ambassador of India to Poland, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Oman. ANI

Delhi HC stays announcement of National Film Award
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday put a stay on the announcement of the National Film Awards, which was scheduled for Saturday. ANI

India-Italy defence joint ventures get new thrust
The joint ventures between India and Italy in the development and production of defence related equipments is set to expand with the conclusion of the Italian Defence Minister Arturo Parisis four-day visit to the country on Thursday. ANI

UNICEFs Girl Stars embark on literacy awareness voyage
UNICEF India has selected fifteen girls from across the country and is projecting them as role models to promote literacy in several states, which fared poorly in literacy. ANI

US tighten visa regulations to stop human trafficking
The US Mission in India has tightened visa regulations in the wake of a large number of fraudulent applications and human trafficking. ANI

5 militants gunned down in Kupwara
In a joint operation, the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Indian Army shot dead five militants in two encounters in Trehgam area of Kupwara District on Wednesday. ANI

Delhi CM helpless in stopping people coming to the Capital
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today expressed helplessness in stopping people from migrating to Delhi and said that she has no legal aid to prevent them from coming to the Capital. ANI

93 Mumbai blasts: 23 accused acquitted
A special TADA court on Wednesday formally acquitted 23 people in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, which killed 257 people and left more than 700 people inured. ANI

Babus talk about their achievements, in gfiles, which has no tape around!
A magazine devoted to bureaucrats, past and present, giving details of their transfers, postings and their personal achievements, has hit newsstands across the Capital. ANI

Discovery to launch Everest reality show from May 12
Everest: Beyond The Limit, a Discovery Channel show that claims to demonstrate the reality of April-May 2006 Mount Everest expedition, would start from May 12 announced Deepak Shourie, EVP and Managing Director of Discovery Networks India, in New Delhi today. ANI

Prithvi missile successfully test fired
):India today successfully test fired indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile, Prithvi, from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur. ANI

Over 50 children suffer allergic reaction to medicine overdose in Nagpur
Over fifty children suffered allergic reactions to a medicine administered to them during a malnutrition drive by state health authorities in Nagpur. ANI

CPI-M welcomes sentencing of RJD MP Shahabuddin
):Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) activists staged a protest in the capital on Wednesday, in which they welcomed a Siwan courts decision to hand down a life sentence to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin for his involvement in the 1999 murder of a CPI (ML) worker. ANI

DMKs split wide open, as Dinakaran office is set on fire
The issue of Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (DMK) chief M Karunanidhis successor today took an ugly turn when supporters of one of his sons, M K Azhagiri set the office of a local daily on fire in protest against publication of a survey that declared M K Stalin, another son of Karunanidhi, as his political heir. ANI

Bengalis observe Nobel Laureate Tagores 146th birth anniversary
Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagores 146th birth anniversary is being celebrated across India. In West Bengal, a festival-like atmosphere prevailed on Wednesday (May 9). ANI

In Amritsar, traditional Lassi is a hit as mercury rises
Traditional thirst quenchers are giving multi-national soft drinks a run for their money in Amritsar, even as the temperature soars across the country during the summer. ANI

Supreme Court reserves order on referring quota issue to Constitution Bench
A day after asking the concerned parties in the Other Backward Class (OBC) quota issue to frame their question for a larger bench, the Supreme Court today reserved its earlier order. ANI

US Embassy in India alarmed over rush of unqualified visa applicants
The Embassy of the United States in India has expressed alarm at the rush of unqualified visa applicants in recent weeks, saying this has created a scarcity of visa appointments for legitimate Indian travellers during the busy summer travel season. ANI

Bumper sugarcane crop in Maharashtra becomes bane for farmers
With none of the sugar mills in the State willing to buy sugarcane crop, distressed farmers here have burnt their excess sugarcane produce, as the excess produce of the cash crop has turned out to be bane for them. ANI

Kashmir custom officials crack down on poppy cultivators
Revenue officials in Jammu and Kashmir raided illegal poppy cultivations in remote areas of the State on Wednesday and destroyed large tracts of its cultivation. ANI

Lucknow school kids take out rally to mark 150th year of 1857 revolt
School kids in Lucknow today took out a rally to commemorate the 150th year of the1857 armed revolt against British colonialists, a mutiny that sparked the countrys 100-year-long fight for independence. ANI

Orissa siblings plea for euthanasia
Three poor siblings in Orissas Bhadrak District which is about 160 km from Bhubaneshwar have appealed to the President for granting them mercy deaths as they are suffering from a rare genetic disease. ANI

Childless couple marry off pet cow in Hindu ceremony in Madhya Pradesh
It was a marriage with a difference. ANI

Manmohan Singh files nomination for Rajya Sabha (Lead:PM Nomination)
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, whose current term in the Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha ends on June 14, filed his nomination papers today for re-election in biennial polls to be held later this month. ANI

BJP to take appropriate action on EC CD case order
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has given a guarded reaction to the Election Commission (EC) order, asking it to condemn an anti-Muslim compact disc video that was allegedly distributed during the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. ANI

Gujarat fake encounter: IPS officers in judicial custody for one more week
A city court has sent three senior police officials, who were accused of killing a Muslim man two years ago in a fake encounter, to a further week of judicial custody. ANI

Pak bankers on the run in US insider trading scam
The incarceration of a Pakistani banker involved in insider trading in the United States, has created alarm among other top bankers in Pakistan, who fear that their names might also emerge during investigations into the scam ANI

Jittery UP bureaucrats switch sides as exit polls predict BSP lead
With chances of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) emerging as the single largest party in Uttar Pradesh looming large, bureaucrats are learnt to have already begun switching loyalties. ANI

No end to S. Asia nuke race, predicts U.S. non-proliferation expert
A dossier prepared by the U.K.-based International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) says that Pakistan will only stop its nuclear proliferation if it determined that India was no longer doing so. ANI

PM congratulates French President-elect Sarkozy
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has congratulated Nicolas Sarkozy on his election as the next President of France. ANI

PM to file his Upper House nomination today
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, whose current term in the Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, ends on June 14, will file his nomination papers today for re-election in biennial polls to be held later this month. ANI

TADA court to pronounce sentence for 93 Mumbai blasts convict
All convicts of the 1993 Mumbai bomb blast case, including film actor Sanjay Dutt, have been asked by a special TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (PREVENTION) ACT) court to be present before it on Wednesday. ANI

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on May 9, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 9170
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 9120
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18975

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 19000
Standard gold: Rs. 9420

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 9165
Silver: Rs. 18700

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18445
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9165
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8490

Bullion Rates on May 9, 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 9, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.91 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 81.46 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.42 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.13 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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