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November 15, 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'

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India News / Press Releases on November 15, 2007

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Air Chief Major flies helicopter Dhruv in Bangalore
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major today flew Dhruv, the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), which was powered by the Shakthi engine, here today. ANI

BSF arrests six Bangladeshi nationals with endangered snakes and tortoise
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel today arrested six Bangladeshi nationals near the Indo-Bangladesh border, and recovered a consignment of ten endangered snakes and tortoise. ANI

Government likely to approach IAEA
Ahead of the meeting of the UPA-Left committee on the Indo-US nuclear deal, the Centre today hinted that it would approach the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for talks on the India-specific safeguards agreement. ANI

BJP for Adjournment Motion in Parliament over Nandigram, Left in no mood to discuss it
The violent takeover of Nandigram by CPI (M) cadres and the subsequent justification of it by West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee are likely to come up for a heated discussion in the Lok Sabha on Monday in spite of Left parties reluctance for it. ANI

CCEA approves 1871 crore rupees scheme for ground water recharge
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved a scheme on Artificial Recharge of Ground Water through Dugwells in hard rock areas in the wake of over exploitation of countrys ground water resources leading to its depletion. ANI

Cabinet approves signing of Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement with Iceland
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for signing of the Agreement between India and Iceland for Avoidance of Double Taxation and prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on income. ANI

Cabinet approves amendment in the Mines and Minerals Act
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for introduction of an amendment Bill of the Mines and Minerals (Development and regulation) Act, 1957 in the Rajya Sabha during the Winter Session of the Parliament. ANI

Cyclone Sidr comes up for discussion at Cabinet
The approaching cyclone storm Sidr came up for discussion at the Cabinet meeting today with the government reviewing the emergency measures that have been taken up by various Central and State Government authorities to tackle it in the wake of a landfall, which the cyclonic storm is expected to make on Thursday midnight. ANI

Indian Coast Guard conducts search and rescue exercise in Bay of Bengal
A two-day search and rescue exercise by the Indian Coast Guard began in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Port Blair today. ANI

Abhishek, Aishwarya visit Ameen Peer Dargah in Andhra Pradesh
Bollywoods star couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai visited Ameen Peer Dargah, a revered Muslim shrine, here on Thursday. ANI

Lawyers in Delhi protest against imposition of emergency in Pakistan
Lawyers staged a protest demonstration here today against the imposition of emergency and arrest of hundreds of their counterparts in Pakistan. ANI

Parliament adjourned for the day after obituary references (Lead: Parliament Session)
Both houses of Parliament were adjourned on the opening day of the Winter Session on Thursday after tributes were paid to members who died during the intersession period. ANI

Karat shown black flags by BJP activists in Indore
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat was shown black flags by activists of the youth wing of Bharatiya Janta Party on his arrival in Indore on Thursday. ANI

Experts say US-India nuke deal the best India can have
Former military chiefs, bureaucrats, scientists and some Members of Parliament have said that the July 18, 2005 US-India civil nuclear cooperation agreement is the best that India can hope for. ANI

Varanasi witnesses anti water pollution campaign on Nag Nathiya festival
People in Varanasi were made aware about water pollution affecting the holy River Ganges on Wednesday, as the holy city marked Nag Nathaiya, the over 400 years old festival here. ANI

Vaishali mob lynching incident: Chargesheet filed against 21, including 11 victims
Police has filed chargesheet against 21 persons, including the 11 victims, in the mob lynching incident that took place at Dhelpura village in Vaishali district on September 13. ANI

Anand Sharma ends three-day bilateral visit to the UK
Minister of State for External Affairs, Anand Sharma, paid an official visit to the United Kingdom from November 12 to 14 as a part of the ongoing high-level dialogue with the UK. ANI

Cyclone Sidr to strike eastern Indian and Bangladesh coasts at midnight Thursday
Regional Meteorological officials have warned that the West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts will be hit by a severe cyclone, named Sidr, at midnight on Thursday. ANI

JD-S and BJP to ink pact for running of Karnataka Government and coalition
In what could be a first in Indian politics, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Janata Dal-Secular in Karnataka are likely to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that will outline guidelines for the sharing of power and for smooth running of a government. ANI

80,000 lawyers on strike in Bihar to protest lawyers killing
Over 80,000 lawyers in Bihar went on strike on Thursday to protest against the murder of additional public prosecutor Ramnaresh Sharma who was shot dead by two unidentified men at his residence in Begusarai, about 126 km from here, a week ago. ANI

Visiting Nepal Minister meets Paswan
Nepalese Minister of Environment, Science and Technology Mahanta Thakur today met Indian Minister of Fertilizers, Chemicals and Steel Ram Vilas Paswan in the national capital, and discussed matters of mutual interest. ANI

Nigerias land of twins has even the experts baffled!
A farming community in southwest Nigeria has been named the The Land of Twins because almost all the babies born here are twins. ANI

Madhya Pradesh villagers suffer deformities due to polluted water
A large number of villagers in Madhya Pradeshs Shivpuri District have developed various physical deformities due to polluted drinking water. ANI

Monkey gets a woman mother in Tripura
A woman in Chandrapura Village near Tripuras Udaipur town is nurturing a female monkey as her own child. ANI

Congress accuses Modi of misusing power to influence voters
Congress has accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of misusing his powers to influence voters ahead of the Assembly polls, scheduled to be held in December. ANI

Bear in Jabalpur, elephant in Kochi rescued by forest officials
It was a busy day for forest officials on Wednesday as they worked hard to rescue a bear and an elephant calf that had fallen into a deep well in separate incidents. ANI

Francisco Sardinha takes oath as Lok Sabha member from Goa
Francisco Sardinha, the newly-elected Member of Parliament from Mormugao (South Goa) parliamentary constituency took oath as member of the Lok Sabha on Thursday. ANI

Karnataka Chief Minister meets Lakshmi
Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa met Lakshmi on Wednesday evening, days after she underwent a surgery to separate her parasitic conjoined twin. ANI

US transport body offers jobs to Sikh youths in America
In a bid to resolve the Sikh turban issue, particularly at airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the United States has offered jobs to Sikh youths based in America. ANI

Parliament adjourned for the day
Both houses of Parliament were adjourned on the opening day of the Winter Session on Thursday after tributes were paid to members who died during the intersession period. ANI

Allahabad High Court to hear Amitabh Bachchans petition
The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court will continue its hearing of a petition filed by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan in connection with a land dispute case today. ANI

Winter session of Parliament likely to be stormy
The three-week-long winter session of Parliament is expected to be a stormy owing to the debates on issues like Nandigram violence, Indo-US civil nuke deal and the problems faced by farmers. ANI

NHRC team to visit Nandigram today
A six-member National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) team will visit West Bengals Nandigram area today to study the situation and suggest remedial measures. ANI

Electoral process in Gujarat to begin today
The electoral process for the Assembly polls in Gujarat will begin today with the issue of notifications. ANI

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Government to Invest Largely on Innovation for Knowledge Leadership: T Ramasami
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Teleos Recognizes India's Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises
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Absolutdata CEO Invited to The Exclusive 'Practice And Impact Of Marketing Science Conference' At Wharton
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SYSTIME Receives Oracle North America Titan Award for JD Edwards Solution of the Year for the Second Time
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Sify Technologies Partners Saba to Deliver World-Class Learning Management Solutions and Services in India
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UTI Ventures Invests Rs. 32 cr ($ 8 million) in PESCO BEAM Environmental Solutions
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Citrix Systems Gained More Than 6,000 New Customers in the Pacific Region within a Year
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Citi to Mobilize Thousands of Employee-Volunteers Across 100 Countries on Global Community Day
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D-Link unveils India's first environment friendly technology for networks
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on November 15, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 10330
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 10280
Silver (Kg): Rs. 19650

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 19400
Sovereign: Rs. 9550
Standard gold: Rs. 10440

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 19850
Retail: Rs. 9580
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 10335
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9590

Bullion Rates on November 15, 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 November 15, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 39.28 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 80.87 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 57.68 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 35.3 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of November 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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