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October 1, 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 October 1, 2007

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Fidayeen attack averted in Srinagar
Police on Monday seized a consignment of arms, which was meant for a possible fidayeen attack in Srinagar. ANI

Karunanidhi stands by his hunger strike
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today said that his hunger strike did not go against the Supreme Court directive. ANI

CCEA approves additional allocation for industrial infrastructure
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved additional expenditure of Rs.277 crores for the ongoing projects under the Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (IIUS). ANI

Government to finance ten scholarships to promote outer space study
The Central Government will finance ten scholarships, five for girls and five for boys, to promote study of outer space, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here today. ANI

Centre launches Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana
The Central Government today launched the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana or the Health insurance scheme for below poverty line (BPL) families. ANI

Left reduces status quo period for N-deal from six to two months
The CPI (M) today urged the UPA government to put on hold all future deliberations over the Indo-US nuclear deal till November when the Winter Session of the Parliament would convene. ANI

Porters in Attari will not be hurt by road trade, assures Punjab Govt
The Punjab Government today assured the porters working in the Attari railway station that their business would not be hurt with the opening of the trade through roads between India and Pakistan. ANI

Fernandes, BJP leaders urge Centre to intervene in Myanmar
NDA Convenor George Fernandes participated in a rally here today to protest against the violent crackdown of pro-democracy demonstrators in Myanmar and urged New Delhi to intervene. ANI

After a fortnight, another sepoy in Jammu commits suicide
A sepoy of the Indian Army committed suicide in the early hours of Monday near Jammu. ANI

BJP demands dismissal of DMK Govt in Tamil Nadu
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded the dismissal of the DMK Government and imposition of Presidents rule in Tamil Nadu for not following the directive of the Supreme Court against a shutdown which was called by the DMK. ANI

Indian Navy inducts Russian maritime patrol aircraft and Environment Survey Vehicle
The Indian Navy today added a Russian made maritime reconnaissance aircraft TU-142 and an indigenously developed Environmental Survey Vehicle (ESV). ANI

Centre to replace aging Samudra Manthan vessel
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for acquisition of a new research vessel to replace aging research vessel (RV)- Samudra Manthan of Geological Survey of India (GSI). ANI

Centre raises bonus eligibility criteria to Rs.10,000
The Union Cabinet today amended the Bonus Act, 1965, thus raising the eligibility limit for payment of bonus from the salary or wage of 3, 500 rupees to 10,000 rupees per month. ANI

Nothing wrong with Karunanidhis hunger strike: Dasmunsi
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Priyaranjan Dasmunsi today justified the hunger strike of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and ruled out the dismissal of the State Government for not observing the Supreme Court directive. ANI

Tibets parliament-in-exile working for Tibetans across the world
The 14th Tibetan parliament-in-exile here is working for welfare of Tibetans living in different parts of the world. ANI

First trade via trucks between India, Pakistan flagged off
India and Pakistan on Monday allowed cross border movement of trucks to facilitate trade between the countries. ANI

Landslides block National Highway in Mizoram
Landslides, triggered by heavy rain over the past fortnight, have disrupted traffic along the National Highway 54 in Mizoram. ANI

India, Philippines to sign agreement on abolition of visa requirement
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for signing of an agreement between India and Philippines on the abolition of visa requirement for the holders of diplomatic and official passports. ANI

Marble engravers acquire language skills by chiselling in Kolkata
Several migrant labourers from Bihar are acquiring basics of Indian languages while working at Kolkatas marble engraving shops. ANI

Normalcy has not returned to Kashmir: General Deepak Kapoor
Newly appointed Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor on Monday said normalcy had not yet returned to Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Centre approves creation of Gorkha Hill Council
The Union Cabinet today approved the creation of autonomous Gorkha Hill Council in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal. ANI

Senior citizens walk to mark International Day of Older Persons
Thousands of senior citizens participated in a walkathon here today to mark International Day of Older Persons. ANI

SC grants bail to Pereira in Mumbai hit-and-run case
The Supreme Court today granted bail to Alister Pereira, the main accused in the November 12, 2006 Bandra hit-and-run case. ANI

Lt General AK Nanda takes over as new Director General of BRO
Lieutenant General A K Nanda has taken over as new Chief of Border Roads Organisation (BRO). ANI

Analyst agrees with Stratfor report on ULFA outsourcing suicide attacks
Concurring with a US intelligence report claiming that the ULFA has begun to outsource operations, including suicide attacks, in the restive State of Assam to Islamist militant groups, a Guwahati-based analyst, has said that nobody can say authoritatively, how credible these reports are and one has to rely on circumstantial evidence. ANI

SC slams Karunanidhi Govt as virtual shutdown prevails in Tamil Nadu
The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on the DMK-led Tamil Nadu Government for virtually ignoring its order on a shutdown call given by the ruling alliance over Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project. ANI

Indian Buddhist monks in Gaya demonstrate against Myanmar crackdown
Indian Buddhist monks in Gaya held a sit-in against the violent crackdown of pro-democracy demonstrators in Myanmar and expressed solidarity with their counterparts in Myanmar. ANI

Eighty-year-old elephant awaits mercy killing
An eighty-year-old elephant in Uttarakhand is awaiting mercy killing after she suffered multiple fractures on her hind leg. ANI

Orissa reaps huge returns on Kewara flower cultivation
Cultivation of the Kewara flower and extraction of its essence is earning huge turnovers for farmers in Orissa. ANI

Lucknow man, a proud owner of rare Gandhian collection
Ashok Kumar Gupta of Lucknow is the proud owner of hundreds of souvenirs dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. ANI

Hu for China opening-up, but maintaining its economic security
Chinese President Hu Jintao is all for his countrys economy opening up to the outside world, ut has also called for a stronger economic security system. ANI

Chinas lesson or two for India on traffic pollution management
India could pick a lesson or two from China on ways to control traffic-related pollution, including ways to reduce the number of vehicles plying on roads. ANI

Karunanidhi goes on day-long fast over Sethusamudram project
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi is on a day-long hunger strike today demanding early completion of the Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project. ANI

International Railway Safety Conference today
Union Minister of State for Railways R. Velu will inaugurate the five-day International Railway Safety Conference (IRSC) here today. ANI

Wipro's Offshore Model in Security Consulting Considered "unique" by Independent Research Firm
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Excel Home Videos Wins International Marketing Awards
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Dhruv Prashar Quits Adidas Group
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Reuters Launches Mobile Information Service to Indian Farming Community
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on October 1, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 9655
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 9605
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18320

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18490
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9565
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8860

Bullion Rates on October 1, 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 October 1, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 39.73 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 81.37 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 56.63 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.51 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of October 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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