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October 8, 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 8, 2007

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35 more convicts sentenced in 1998 Coimbatore blast case
A court here today pronounced sentences for 35 persons, who were convicted for their involvement in the 1998 Coimbatore serial bomb blasts. ANI

Three students hospitalised after mysterious gas leak in MP school
The school authorities were forced to declare a holiday on Monday after a mysterious gas leak in a school in Gwalior. At least three of the students have been hospitalised. ANI

Kashmir separatist group holds special prayers for 2005 earthquake victims
A separatist group in Jammu and Kashmir held a special prayer service for those killed in an earthquake that hit parts of Kashmir in October 2005. ANI

Mizoram farmers fear heavy losses post bamboo flowering
Farmers in Mizoram are losing their crops to the rodents, which are increasing after feasting on bamboo flowers. ANI

Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh hospitalized
Noted ghazal singer Jagjit Singh was admitted to a hospital here today following low blood circulation to the brain. ANI

7 injured in CPM-Trinamool clashes in Nandigram
At least seven persons, including a policeman, were injured today as the activists of the outfits backed by Communist Party of India-Marxists (CPI-M) and Trinamool Congress continued exchange of fire in Nandigram in West Bengal on Monday. ANI

IAF celebrates 75 years of its foundation
The Indian Air Force today celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of its formation with a brilliant display of stealth, power and speed at Hindon air base near Delhi. ANI

Congress calls emergency meeting after Karat-Pranab talks end in stalemate (Lead:Cong-Left)
Senior leaders of the Left Front, including CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat, today met External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee at the latters office where the Communists have reportedly rejected Governments willingness to initiate informal talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for India-specific safeguards agreement. ANI

Kumaraswamy resigns as Karnataka Chief Minister (Lead: Karnataka)
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today resigned after Congress made it clear that it would not support the JD (S) Government in the State. ANI

CPI (M) ready to take N-deal issue to people
In spite of the Congress today trying to play down its president Sonia Gandhis remark where she equated the opponents of the nuclear deal with enemies of countrys development, the CPI (M) today sounded tough and said that they would take the issue to the people. ANI

Buddhists in India protest against Burmas military junta
Buddhists in different parts of India today took out protest rallies, demanding international intervention for immediate restoration of democracy in Myanmar. ANI

Kumaraswamy set to resign after Governors advice
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is set to resign after Congress made it clear that it would not support the JD (S) Government in the State. ANI

Sikh community lobbies for recognition in the US
Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education, USA has stated that the Sikh community needs to make efforts in the US to get its recognition in the country. ANI

34 Burmese rebels in Indian captivity since 1998: Report
Human Rights activists here allege that Indian Army has kept 34 Burmese in detention since February 1998 after it carried Operation Leech near the Andaman and Nicobar Island. ANI

Security beefed up at religious places following al-Qaeda threat
Security has been beefed up at sensitive religious places across the country following threat from the al-Qaeda. ANI

Mirwaizs partymen celebrate Musharrafs victory in Srinagar
Activists of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led Hurriyat Conference yesterday celebrated the victory of General Pervez Musharraf in the Pakistan presidential election held on Saturday. ANI

Manipuris in favour of popular movement against rebels
Running out of their patience with the rebel activities, Manipuris are pressing for a popular movement against the insurgents. ANI

Northeast gearing up for major infrastructural and IT haul
With India pursuing Look East Policy aggressively, the Northeast is gearing up to make best of the emerging opportunities. ANI

Ayodhya has a Hindu woman keeping Rozas during Ramadan
A Hindu woman in Ayodhya constituency of Uttar Pradesh is setting an example of communal harmony by keeping Rozas, the dawn-to-dusk fasts for past three years during the month of Ramadan. ANI

Bihars Peacock village
A visit to Mayapur Govind, a lesser-known village in East Champaran District of Bihar, will be a delight to any bird lover. ANI

NGO announces media fellowship for J-K writers and journalists
Charkha Development Communication Network, an NGO working to empower rural communities through communication, has announced the Sanjoy Ghose Media Fellowship -2007-08 for Women Journalists with the objective of highlighting perspectives of women in areas of conflict through the media. ANI

For Chandigarhs Madan family steeped in music, every day is a celebration
The Madan family in Chandigarh has been steeped in music for four generations be it classical, folk or western. For them, every day is a celebration of Sur and Taal. ANI

Young prodigy in Jodhpur performs many dangerous feats
A six-year-old Rajni of Jodhpur, in a quest to be known as the spider girl, has been performing many dangerous feats. ANI

Snow-harvesting project begins in Himachal Pradesh
A snow-harvesting project has been initiated in Himachal Pradesh to check ecological degradation and water scarcity. ANI

Solar energy revolution in Mizoram
Despite limitation of resources, if Mizoram can become one of the topmost literate states in the country, it can also lead the nation in generating solar energy. ANI

China to make rural development its top priority
The Chinese Finance Ministry has said that it will continue to increase its support to the countrys rural areas. ANI

India, China ranked 72 out of 180 in corruption rankings
Global anti-graft watchdog Transparency Internationals (TI) newly released 2007 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), has ranked both India and China 72nd out of 180 countries. ANI

CBI court to hear Taj Corridor case today
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court will hear today the rupees-175-crore Taj Corridor case, in which Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is the main accused. ANI

Court to resume pronounce of sentences in 1998 Coimbatore blasts case
The Special Sessions Court will resume pronouncement of sentences in connection with the 1998 Coimbatore serial bomb blasts case today. ANI

Greg Norman Collection Inks Licensing Agreement with BTB
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High Level Delegation Led by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda leaves for US, Canada and Germany
Business Wire India

CarSalesIndia.com and RealEstate4India.com Launch Free SMS Service
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Sify eLearning Wins Two Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards
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Coca-Cola reaffirms its commitment to water stewardship and community development in India
Strengthening its commitment to India, Coca-Cola has outlined a roadmap towards water conservation and community development across the country. Integral PR

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Thumbs UP, Kingfisher, BIG FM join the Athidhi bandwagon Solus Media

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on October 8, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 9490
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 9440
Silver (Kg): Rs. 17920

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17800
Sovereign: Rs. 7825
Standard gold: Rs. 9545

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 9590
Silver: Rs. 9590

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 17705
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9460
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8770

Bullion Rates on October 8, 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 8, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 39.43 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 80.44 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.66 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 33.66 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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