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November 20, 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 20, 2007

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Let there be elections in Karnataka, says Deve Gowda
Janata Dal (Secular) chief Deve Gowda today said that his party was prepared for elections in Karnataka, where Presidents rule was imposed today for the second time in less than two months, and the State Assembly has been kept under suspended animation. ANI

India, Qatar sign additional protocol on employment regulation of manpower
India and Qatar today signed an Additional Protocol to the 1985 bilateral Agreement on the Regulation of Employment of Indian Manpower between the two countries. ANI

Medha Patkar slams Bengal govt for apathy over Nandigram
Social activist Medha Patkar today slammed the West Bengal Government for its apathy over the prevailing situation in Nandigram. ANI

Fire guts three buildings in Kolkata
A major fire broke out in a three-storied building in Kolkatas Elgin Road in the early hours of Tuesday, gutting three buildings inside an industrial estate in Kshidirpur area. ANI

Anand Sharma meets Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anand Sharma met Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu here on Tuesday. ANI

Sonia asks states to provide the right to education to children
Congress party president Sonia Gandhi today asked the state governments to hasten the process of enacting a law for endowing children with the right to education. ANI

London pledges help for 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games
London Olympics organising committee chief has promised to provide coaching and other expert assistance to India for successfully hosting the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. ANI

JP protests killing of party leader in Ranchi
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists took out a massive rally here today during a 12- hour shutdown in the city to protest against the murder of a regional party leader, Anand Kashyap. ANI

Keralas dying art form Chavittunatakam seeks patronage
Chavittunatakam, a foot stamping dance drama said to have been introduced by Portuguese in Kerala in the 16th century, was popular for a long time. Today, this popular Christian art form of yesteryears is facing a slow death. ANI

When 3,500 priests performed Bhoomi Poojan for world record in Jaipur
Jaipur, the city known world over for its traditional lifestyle, has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for recording 3,500 priests participating in a religious ceremony. ANI

World Bank: Air pollution costs 3.8 percent of Chinas GDP
Air pollution is costing China 3.8 percent of its gross domestic product, causing more diseases and claiming more lives, the World Bank has warned. ANI

Chinese archaeologists discover ancient red wine
Chinese archaeologists have claimed to have unearthed a sealed bronze pot containing two kilograms of red liquid during an excavation of an ancient tomb built in the Warring States Period (475 BC - 221 BC). ANI

China to send its new rocket into space by 2013
The manned spacecraft Shenzhou VII is likely to be launched into space in October 2008, shortly after the conclusion of the Beijing Olympic Games. ANI

Manipuri youth condemn militants targeting educational institutes
With militants targeting educational institutions in Manipur, the frustrated student fraternity has decided to take their protests to the streets. ANI

Vice President Ansari to open West Asia security conference in Delhi
: What can India and Europe do, together and separately, to help stabilise the emerging security situation in West Asia, the theatre of increasingly intense and complex conflicts by non-state actors and non-regional powers. ANI

Public hearing on Vision 2020 Document in Imphal
A public hearing on the Vision 2020 Document, which aims at promoting development in the northeast to bring it at par with the economy of the rest of the country by 2020, was recently held here. ANI

Congress clears 27 candidates for first phase of Gujarat polls
The Gujarat unit of the Congress party has cleared the names of 27 candidates who will contest the first phase of two-phased elections in Gujarat on December 11. ANI

Driver gets speeding ticket from the future!
A Chinese man was left astounded when he not only got a speeding ticket for a place he didnt pass by, but also for a time that was yet to come. ANI

Nandigram issue rocks Parliament for second day in a row
The winter session of the Parliament has failed to take off as the recent incidents of violence in Nandigram rocked the Parliament for a second consecutive day on Tuesday. ANI

Supreme Court defers Sanjay Dutts bail plea hearing to Nov 27
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

Hearing impaired Himachal kids find a livelihood in Kangra paintings
For eight hearing impaired youth of Himachal Pradesh who wield the paint brush for their livelihood, disability is not an obstacle. ANI

Nine prominent Indians receive inaugural Australia-India Council Special Awards
Nine prominent Indians were awarded the Australia-India Council Special Awards on Monday evening, an honour recognising their exceptional contribution toward strengthening Australia-India relations. ANI

Opposition march disrupts traffic in Kolkata
Traffic was disrupted in Kolkata on Monday as Trinamool Congress supporters marched towards the city square in protest against the violence in Nandigram. ANI

Eight ULFA rebels surrender in Assam
Eight rebels of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) have surrendered to the troops at Tamulpur in Assams Baksa District. ANI

Manmohan leaves for crucial ASEAN summit today
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday left for Singapore to attend the 6th India-ASEAN Summit and the 3rd East Asia Summit, where he will also be meeting with his Chinese and Japanese counterparts, Wen Jiabao and Yasuo Fukuda respectively. ANI

Mizo tribals stop hunting to save wildlife
Realizing the importance of preserving wild life and the need to develop forest reserves, the Mizos have decided not to go hunting. ANI

Uphaar Cinema case verdict today
A Delhi court will today pronounce its verdict in connection with the 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire tragedy case, in which 59 people lost their lives during the screening of the Hindi film, Border. ANI

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

Union Cabinet decides to impose Presidents rule in Karnataka again
The Union Cabinet today decided to impose Presidents rule in Karnataka, and also placed the State Assembly under suspended animation. ANI

Hundred Percentile Education Launches Comprehensive Online Testing and Results Analysis
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Cisco Redefines Modular Switching with New Innovations for Enterprise Campus Networking
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Reebok, Dhoni Pitch in for Nurturing Talent and Fulfilling Potential
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Raise a toast to the 7th Annual Teacher's Achievement held in Mumbai
Rajkumar Hirani, Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Chanda Kochar, Mahesh Dattani and K V Kamath were the winners Integral PR

The winner of Unique Biryani Challenge for body builders ate 1 Kg 752 grams
The winner of Unique Biryani Challenge for body builders ate 1 Kg 752 grams Solus Media

Neon Disc - the watch with no hands launched in A.P
Fastrack, India's leading youth fashion brand, has launched its NEON DISK range of watches. Solus Media

Also see International News / Press Releases on November 20, 2007

Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on November 20, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 101055
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 10060
Silver (Kg): Rs. 19155

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18700
Sovereign: Rs. 8500
Standard gold: Rs. 10100

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 10245
Silver: Rs. 18850

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18990
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 10065
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9330

Bullion Rates on November 20, 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 20, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 39.34 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 80.72 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 57.71 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 35.63 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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