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November 2, 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 November 2, 2007

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Ronen Sen tenders unqualified apology before RS Privileges Committee
Indian Ambassador to the US Ronen Sen today tendered an unqualified apology before the Rajya Sabha Privileges Committee in connection with his headless chickens comment given to describe those opposing the Indo-US civil nuclear deal. ANI

Centre gives nod to 8,000-crore-rupee package for flood-affected states
The Union Government today approved in principle a 8,000-crore-rupee package for flood control programmes that includes pending schemes in North Bihar and West Bengal, and prevention of erosion in basins of rivers Ganga and Bhagirathi. ANI

Karat for non-voting resolution on Indo-US N-deal
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat today said it is not necessary to hold a voting resolution in Parliament on the much-touted Indo-US bilateral civil nuclear deal. ANI

WB chief meets PM; inks three developmental deals worth 950-mln-dollars
World Bank Chief Robert Zoellick, who is on a three-day visit to India, met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here today, and inked three development agreements to the tune of 950-million dollars. ANI

Minorities front chief meets Assam CM
The All India Minorities Front Chairman, S M Asif, today met Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gagoi at Guwahati here, and discussed with him various issues and problems of the minorities in the state. ANI

Pak woman threatens suicide if separated from Indian husband
Shabnam Koussar, hailing from Gujranwalla in Pakistan, who came to Jammu and Kashmir on a three-month visa to be with her husband Sajjad Ahmed Lone, doesnt want to return home, and has threatened to commit suicide if forced to go back. ANI

Peoples movement down, trade volume up between India, Pakistan
While trade between India and Pakistan has increased, the movement of people between the two countries has decreased after 2005-06. ANI

Bihar shutdown successful, says Rabri Devi (lead: Bihar shutdown
Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi today claimed that the 12-hour shutdown observed by her party RJD to protest against the assault on journalists by a ruling party legislator and his supporters in the state has been a phenomenal success. ANI

President pitches for safer environment to women at work
President Pratibha Patil today urged everyone to come together to provide a safer and secure environment for girls at colleges and women at work. ANI

Geelani accuses Pak authorities of attacking their own citizens
Empathising with embattled Islamists in Balochistan and Swat Valley in North West Frontier Province (NWFP), Hurriyat Conference (Geelani) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani today said that the present situation in Pakistan was critical and saddening for him. ANI

Violence in Kashmir down by 50 pc, militancy persists: Antony
Union Defence Minister A K Antony today said that violence in Kashmir has come down by 50 per cent compared to last year. ANI

World Bank chief Zoellick meets Chidambaram
Visiting World Bank President Robert Zoellick met Finance Minister P. Chidambaram here today. ANI

NSCN(K) taunts NSCN (IM), says Swu and Muivah are fooling the Nagas
At a time when the General Secretary of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isac-Muivah) faction has expressed its desperation over the progress in the talks with the Indian Government, the rival Khaplang faction has refused to restrain itself and added salt to the formers wounds. ANI

110,000 Haj pilgrims to be covered under subsidy scheme this year
The Centre today decided that 110,000 pilgrims will be covered under the government subsidy scheme during the Haj 2007 operations. ANI

Cabinet approves enactment of National Jute Board Bill, 2006
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to pursue the National Jute Board Bill, 2006 in Parliament and to move official amendments in it at the time of its consideration and passing in Lok Sabha. ANI

China says its lunar probe program has no military purposes
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has categorically said that its first lunar probe program Change-1 has no military purposes. ANI

Shrinking glacier posing threat to Chinese rivers, warn boffins
The shrinking of Glacier No 1 in China is severely threatening oases in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, scientists have warned. ANI

Sanitation facilities continue to elude India
Sanitation facilities continue to elude India even as the country hosts a World Toilet Summit in New Delhi. ANI

Infiltration continues in Kashmir: Lt. Gen. A.S. Sekhon
Lieutenant General A.S. Sekhon, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 15 Corps, has said that infiltration still posed a threat in Kashmir. ANI

Shutdown affects normal life in Bihar
Normal life in Bihar was hit on Friday as the main opposition party Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) observed a 12-hour state-wide shutdown to protest against Thursdays attack on journalists by the Janata Dal (United) MLA Anant Singh and his supporters. ANI

Farmers fear elephant menace in Jharkhands Ramgarh District
With paddy crop being ready for harvest in Jharkhand, the farmers of Ramgarh District are a worried lot. They fear arrival of elephants from the nearby forests trespassing into the fields for food. ANI

West Bengal forest officials adapt food cultivation for elephants
To prevent killing of wild animals by villagers self-developed protective measures, the Cooch Behar forest division of West Bengals Jalpaiguri District has planned to feed the animals at select places. ANI

Chennai painter makes brush strokes through mouth
A 26-year-old painter here has made a giant portrait of Mother Teresa holding paintbrush in his mouth in an attempt to register his name in the Guinness Book of World Records. ANI

Jaipur artisans prepare for Diwali with designer earthen lamps
Ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights, artisans here are having a busy time making designer earthen lamps to keep up with the increasing demand during the this festive occasion. ANI

Supreme Court defers Sanjay Dutts bail plea
The Supreme Court today deferred the hearing of the bail plea petition of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been sentenced to six years of rigorous imprisonment by a TADA Court under the Arms Act. ANI

Baalu sanctions road repair works in Tamil Nadu
Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, T.R. Baalu has sanctioned a sum of Rs.702.49 lakh for road improvement works on NH-210 in Tamil Nadu. ANI

World Bank chief reviews Mumbai Urban Transport Project
World Bank president Robert Zoellick, who is on his three-day visit to India, has reviewed the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP). ANI

Taiwan doctors hold medical camp in Dharamsala
A fortnight-long medical camp of traditional Chinese therapies and modern medicine by Taiwan doctors here has turned out to be a big draw for the large Tibetan-exile population here. ANI

RJD calls for 12-hour Bihar shutdown today
The opposition parties in Bihar led by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) have called a 12-hour state-wide shutdown today to protest against the Thursdays attack on journalists by the Janata Dal (United) MLA Anant Singh and his supporters. ANI

Sanjay Dutt bail plea hearing today
The Supreme Court will today hear the bail plea of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been sentenced for six years of rigorous imprisonment by a TADA Court under the Arms Act. ANI

Ronen Sen to appear before Rajya Sabha Privileges Committee
Indian Ambassador to the US Ronen Sen will appear before the Rajya Sabha Privileges Committee today in connection with his headless chickens comment to describe those opposing the Indo-US civil nuclear deal. ANI

Supreme Court to hear Monica Bedis plea to act in films
The Supreme Court will today hear former Bollywood actress and companion of underworld don Abu Salem Monica Bedis plea seeking permission to restart her film career. ANI

Irdeto CEO Moves to China
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Paras Downtown Square, Conferred Best Project Commercial Award at India Property Awards 2007
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Athidi film Rakes in Rs 12.50 crs in the first week in Andhra Pradesh across 352 Screens
Athidhi, co-produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Krishna Productions Private Limited opened to record box-office collections across Andhra Pradesh Solus Media

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on November 2, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 10150
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 10100
Silver (Kg): Rs. 19025

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18700
Standard gold: Rs. 10200

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 10250
Silver: Rs. 18900

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18750
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 10070
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9330

Bullion Rates on November 2, 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 2, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 39.37 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 81.82 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 56.83 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.37 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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