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November 27, 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 27, 2007

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Kiran Bedi opts for voluntary retirement
Indias first woman IPS (Indian Police Services) officer on Tuesday said that she has sought voluntary retirement, sparking a debate in the country about the treatment meted out to woman officers. ANI

Sikh leaders meet Pakistani Prime Minister
Sikh leaders of various countries on Tuesday met Pakistans caretaker Prime Minister Muhammad Mian Soomro in Islamabad and urged him to set up a visa centre in Amritsar. ANI

Puris beach festival attracts hundreds of foreigners
The colourful beach festival in Puri in Orissa is attracting thousands of tourists, including many foreigners. ANI

President Patil says country needs to follow Saibabas philosophy
President Pratibha Patil today said for the unity and peace to be established, the country needs to follow philosophy of Saibaba that all religion are based on same fundamental principals. ANI

Narendra Modi says he will protect Taslima Nasreen
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said that he is ready to protect Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen if the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre was unable to provide her adequate protection. ANI

Amitabh Bachchan offers prayers at Dwaraka temple
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan today accompanied by his close friend and Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh paid respect at the famous Dwaraka temple here to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of his father and noted poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. ANI

India goes two positions down in Human Development Index, ranks 128th
Indias position among the 177 countries on the Human Development Index (HDI) stumbled down by two points to end at 128 as per the latest Human Development Report (HDR) released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) here today. ANI

Its too cold at the top in Himachal
With winters setting in and chill in the air, this is the time when shepherds from higher reaches of Kinnaur, Lahul-Spiti,Chamba and Kangra valley start migrating along with their sheep herds to the plains in Himachal and Punjab. ANI

Mind your handwriting before you apply for job in twin cities
Do you happen to be one of those, who are often lampooned for poor handwriting? It is time you work on it seriously, especially, if you seek a job in any reputed company in the twin cities. ANI

Marginal drop in infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir
Infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir during 2007 dropped marginally in comparison to the previous two years. ANI

Centre has fenced 3406 kms along Indo-Bangladesh border
The Government of India has sanctioned 3406 kms of fencing along the Indo-Bangladesh border. ANI

Naked lust of the BJP
This isnt a story about the nudity of politicians in the country. Nor, is it a story of yet another scurrilous scandal in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ANI

Delhi court asks police to investigate role of MPs in cash-for-query scam
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the police to investigate the involvement of Members of Parliament in the December 2005 cash-for-query scam, and submit a report to it within 60 days. ANI

Dutts will welcome Sanjay with homemade food and a good bed
Congress MP and sister of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, Priya Dutt today said that no special preparations are being made for her brothers return from Yerwada jail after he was granted bail by the Supreme Court today. ANI

Patients left helpless by day-long hospital staff strike
Patients are suffering as hospital staff went on a day-long strike at government hospitals here on Tuesday, demanding permanent jobs and free health cover. ANI

Dal lake needs to be preserved
Dal Lake, long known for its pristine landscape around the world and for attracting numerous nature lovers and poets in the past, is facing the danger to its romantic identity. ANI

Dalai Lama calls for genuine India-China friendship
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has said that he supports India-China friendship, but adds that these ties should be genuine. ANI

Barefoot Indian workers make manhole covers for New York
Working in pitiable conditions, labourers at one of the West Bengals many manufacturing units, make manhole covers and other utilities for New York and other cities in the West. ANI

Buddhist Chetiyagiri Vihar festival held at Sanchi
Hundreds of Buddhists and foreign tourists converged at Sanchi to pay homage to the holy remains of Lord Buddhas two chief disciples, Sariputra and Mahamodgilya, during the 55th Chetiyagiri Vihar festival held on the weekend. ANI

CCEA gives in-principal approval to Freight Corridor
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave an in-principal approval to the Dedicated Multi-Modal High Axle Load Freight Corridor (DFC) Project on Eastern and Western corridors at an estimated total cost of Rs.28,181 crore. ANI

EU cultural week kicks-off ahead of EU-India Summit
A cultural week showcasing exhibits from member countries of the European Union (EU) drew hordes of curious onlookers, ahead of the EU-India Summit starting from November 30. ANI

Soren laments plight of tribals in Assam
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Chief Shibu Soren has accused successive Central Governments of doing nothing for the upliftment of tribal communities. ANI

BJPs election campaign in Gujarat runs into controversy
The Bharatiya Janata Partys (BJP) election campaign in Gujarat has got embroiled in a controversy. ANI

CCEA approves implementation of the Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday approved the implementation of the Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme as a Centrally Sponsored Plan Scheme during the 11th Plan at a total cost of Rs.790 crore (Rs. 7.9 billion approximately).The scheme will meet the committed liabilities of the former schemes. The schemes are the Deen Dayal Hathkargha Protsahan Yojana, the Integrated Handlooms Training Project, the Workshed-cum-Housing Scheme and the Integrated Handlooms Cluster Development Scheme. ANI

CCEA approves 2nd phase of Krishna Drinking Water Project at rupees 8.2 billion
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for the Krishna Drinking Water Supply Project Phase-II for augmentation of water supply in Hyderabad city at a cost of Rs.817.62 crore (approximately Rs. 8.2 billion). ANI

Supreme Court grants bail to Sanjay Dutt in 1993 Mumbai blasts case
The Supreme Court today granted bail to Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been sentenced to six years of rigorous imprisonment by a TADA Court under the Arms Act. ANI

Karnataka assembly likely to be dissolved today
The Karnataka Assembly is likely to be dissolved today as the Parliament has adopted resolution on imposing Presidents rule in the state. ANI

President Patil to visit Shirdi today
President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate Prasadalaya of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust at Shirdi in Maharashtras Ahmednagar District today. 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

Taslima Nasreen shifted from Rajasthan House
Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has been shifted from the Rajasthan House in Delhi to an undisclosed safe house. ANI

V. Balasundaram of Concorde Digital Technologies Receives "Indira Gandhi Sadbhavna Award" for Outstanding Achievements and Distinguished Services to the Nation
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The Real Culprit Behind Your Slow Computer
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Fragmentation Affects Backup Systems
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Microsoft India Hosts Government Leadership Summit
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AOL and Oneindia Forge A Strategic Alliance
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Wipro Tops Global MAKE Award 2007
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SEAL Infotech Facilitates Successful SAP Implementation for India's First Furnishing Retail Chain @Home to Perk up Operational Efficiencies
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SWIFT Establishes Direct Presence in India
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Polycom expands investment in India with new Hyderabad Development Center and new offices
Polycom, Inc. [NASDAQ: PLCM], the world's leading provider of unified collaborative communications, today announced it has opened a new, state-of-the-art product and solutions development center in Hyderabad, India. Solus Media

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on November 27, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

Silver (Kg): Rs. 19660
Standard gold: Rs. 10625

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 19350
Sovereign: Rs. 8650
Standard gold: Rs. 10710

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 19580
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 10510
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9740

Bullion Rates on November 27, 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 27, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 39.85 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 82.61 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 59.21 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 36.75 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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