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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

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Tamil Nadu celebrates Diwali today
Diwali, the celebration of triumph of good over evil, is being celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety across Tamil Nadu today. ANI

Medha Patkars convoy attacked near Nandigram
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists allegedly attacked social activist Medha Parkars convoy while she was on her way to Nandigram today. ANI

PM reviews 15-point minorities welfare programme
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday reviewed the progress made in various Central government programmes, including the 15-Point Programme for the welfare of minorities in the country. ANI

March 14 Nandigram police firing victims to get Rs 2 lakh compensation from State Govt
The West Bengal government today announced compensation of two lakh rupees for those who were killed in March 14 police firing in Nandigram. ANI

Shivraj Patil meets Israeli Interior Minister
Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil today met his Israeli counterpart Meir Sheetrit, and discussed several bilateral issues with him. ANI

Gift packs of firecrackers are a big hit among Jaipur kids
Realising customers usual problem to select firecrackers out of a huge variety displayed at the local shops around Diwali, shopkeepers in Jaipur have introduced gift packs for convenience this year. ANI

Blindfolded bikers preach people against superstition in Gujarat
Members of a social awareness forum on Thursday took out a rally of blindfolded motorists to dispel superstitions related to observing Kali Chaudas, the 14th day of Ashwin month of Hindu calendar, devoted to the worship of Goddess Maha Kali. ANI

Muslim girls promote communal harmony on Diwali in Ahmedabad
Hundreds of Muslim girl students heralded the festival of lights, Diwali, by lighting a large number of earthen lamps in Ahemdabad promoting communal harmony and greeting Hindus on the auspicious occasion. ANI

Muslim official, who wrote to RSS chief, is wining Hindu hearts
Many Hindu residents of the Muraina area of Madhya Pradesh are influenced by the endeavours of a Muslim official employed with Archaeological Survery of India. His personal initiative has protected many temples.K.K. Mohammad, a senior official of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in Madhya Pradesh, had recently approached the chief of the Hindu organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), seeking help to protect ancient Hindu temples from the local mining mafia. ANI

3 paramilitary personnel killed in Tripura fragging incident
Three security personnel belonging to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in a fragging incident in Tripuras Dhalai district on Thursday morning. ANI

Food, fertiliser, fuel subsidies concerns Manmohan
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today expressed concern over mounting subsidies in food, fertilisers and petroleum. ANI

Rain plays spoilsport in Goas Narakasur killing festival
Rains played havoc in Goas unique tradition of burning the effigies of demon Narakasur during Diwali with most of the competitions being cancelled today. ANI

Breach in Sirhind canal inundates large parts of Bhatinda
A major breach in the Sirhind canal near Bhatinda in Punjab has flooded hundreds of houses in the nearby areas. ANI

Cabinet gives nod to IGRUI, CAE management contract agreement
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for management contract agreement of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUI) with CAE of Canada. ANI

Centre approves setting up of Babu Jagjivan Ram National Foundation
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval in principle for setting up a Foundation named Babu Jagjivan Ram National Foundation as a society under the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry at the cost of 54 crores rupees. ANI

Chemical waste in Yamuna causes death of fish
The unrestricted dumping of chemical and industrial waste in the River Yamuna in Agra has caused the death of thousands of fish. ANI

CCEA approves revision of centrally sponsored hostel scheme for SC students
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval to the proposal mooted by the Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry for the revision of the centrally sponsored scheme of hostels for SC girls and boys. ANI

Cabinet approves the setting up of NIFT centre at Rae Bareli
The Union Cabinet today approved the setting up of a National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) centre at Rae Bareli as a full-fledged centre like seven other NIFT centres already functioning in the country. ANI

Cabinet approves amendments to Armed Forces Tribunal Bill, 2005
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for moving necessary amendments to the Armed Forces Tribunal Bill, 2005 pending in the Rajya Sabha. ANI

China denies setting timetable for a space station
China has said that it would focus on manned space flight and lunar exploration in the near future, but hasnt set any specific timetable for the development of a space station. ANI

BMC truck runs over nine in Mumbai
At least one person was killed and eight others were injured when a speeding Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) truck fell on them after turning turtle this morning here today. ANI

Manipuri students meet Home Minister Shivraj Patil
Manipuri students, currently on a national integration tour, met the Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil here today. ANI

President, Vice President and PM greet nation on Diwali (lead: Happy Diwali)
President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali, which will be celebrated on Friday. ANI

Animals in Lucknow zoo celebrate Diwali
Animals too will celebrate Diwali in a zoo in Lucknow as they will be entertained to a special feast by the zoo authorities on the occasion of the festival of lights. ANI

China denies rumours of dominating worlds steel supply
China has refuted rumours that it plans to dominate the worlds steel supply. ANI

Chinas Quanta begins production of 100 dollar laptop
Chinese computer manufacturer Quanta has started production of 100-dollar laptops at a factory in Changshu. ANI

Swiss President discuss US-India nuke deal with Manmohan Singh
Visiting Switzerland President Micheline Calmy-Rey met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday evening and reportedly discussed various aspects of the US-India civil nuclear agreement. ANI

Candlelight vigil for peace in Nandigram
A candlelight vigil that began at 6.00 p.m. on Wednesday will continue for the next 100 hours over a demand for restoration of peace in Nandigram. ANI

One militant, one soldier killed in Pattan gunbattle
A militant and a soldier were killed and two others injured in an overnight gunbattle here on Wednesday. ANI

Rahul Gandhi attends Congress Working Committee meeting
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi attended the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting for the first time on Wednesday evening. ANI

Iranian Interior Minister meets Pranab Mukherjee
Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Pour Mohammadi, who is on a two-day visit to India, met External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday. ANI

President greets nation on Diwali
President Pratibha Patil today greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali, which will be celebrated on Friday. ANI

PM to chair full Planning Commission meeting
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will preside over a meeting of full Planning Commission here today to give his approval to the Eleventh Plan document. ANI

TERI Develops TERI Solverter ™ to Address the Needs of Reliable Power Supply in Rural India
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Forex Rates on November 8, 2007

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

1 GBP = 82.66 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 57.57 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.88 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of November 2007

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