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March 12, 2009

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

18 killed, several injured as bus falls into river in Bulandshahr

Pak's flawed Afghan policy of support to terror groups will bite back hard: Editorial

Ajay Devgan prays for success of his film in Ajmer

Pranab Mukherjee seeks more financial sector reforms

Australia asks CWG organizers for better treatment at closing ceremony

Study to find whether leptin helps type 1 diabetic patients

New study confirms smoking, cancer link (reissue)

India News / Press Releases on March 12, 2009

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Manmohan Singh likely to meet Obama in London on sidelines of G20 meet
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to meet with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting in London next month. ANI

Pak security forces kill 18 militants in Mohmand
Pakistani security forces on Thursday have killed 18 militants in Mohmand Agency bordering Afghanistan, Frontier Corps sources said. ANI

More SC/ST seats in 15th Lok Sabha
The 15th Lok Sabha will have 11 more reserved seats for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The number of total seats, however, will remain 543. ANI

Mamata asks regional parties across India to forsake CPI (M)
Happy over the seat adjustment with the Congress Party in West Bengal for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee today took the poll fervor one step ahead by appealing to all regional parties across the country to forsake the CPI (M) and not join the purported Third Front. ANI

MPA loses yet another minister
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)-led Meghalaya Progressive Alliance (MPA) government lost another minister on Thursday as Chief Minister Donkupar Roy declared that he would seek a vote of confidence in the state assembly on 17th March. ANI

Over 50 injured during Rajasthans stone pelting festival
Over 50 people were seriously injured during a bizarre stone pelting festival in Rajasthan on Wednesday. ANI

CPI, JD-S reject CPI-M demand for Ponnani and Kozhikode seats
The Communist Party of India (CPI) and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) have rejected the Communist Party of India (Marxist) demand for the Ponnani and Kozhikode seats in Orissa. ANI

Person can murder when there exists reasonable apprehension: SC
The Supreme Court on Thursday absolved two men accused of murdering a man thirty years ago. ANI

Cycle rally marks World Kidney Day in Pune
Over 50 enthusiasts cycled down the streets of Pune today to raise awareness about various kidney ailments among citizens on the occasion of World Kidney Day. ANI

Third Front launched to contest Lok Sabha polls
The Left and major regional parties today joined hands to take on the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party in the upcoming general elections by launching the Third Force. ANI

Navin Chawla says zero tolerance on violations of model code of conduct
Election Commissioner Navin Chawla today said that there would zero tolerance on violations of the model code of conduct. ANI

An all women savings bank in rural area of Dehradun
Setting an inspirational example of womens empowerment in Uttarakhand, a group of rural women in a Dehradun village have set up a bank which today has a capital worth over one million rupees! ANI

Rural water supply scheme launched in Faizabad in UP village
The authorities have launched a water project in Toramaphi Village of Faizabad district in Uttar Pradesh to supply drinking water to the parched village. ANI

Ranchi doctors remove a six feet long iron rod from a childs abdomen
Six-year-old Mehul got a new lease of life on Holi this year, when a team of doctors successfully operated upon him to remove a 6-feet long iron rod from his abdomen on Wednesday. ANI

Self-help groups enabling Punjabs rural women gain self-reliance
A large number of women in Punjab are becoming self-reliant with the help of Self-help groups (SHGs) operational under the Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozagar Yojana (SGSY), a poverty eradication scheme aimed at promoting employment opportunities launched by the Government of India. ANI

Congress to contest 14 seats in West Bengal, enters into pact with Trinamool
The Congress Party will contest 14 out of 42 seats of West Bengal, where as its ally the Trinamool Congress (TC) will contest from 28 seats. ANI

Kashmir youth to get free computer education
For orphans and youth in Kashmir, a new ray of hope has emerged in the form of free computer education. ANI

Meet the pooch that stands on its houses roof to prevent demolition
A home-loving poochs reluctance to leave an empty house, where its owner once resided as a tenant, has made it difficult for authorities to demolish the premises. ANI

Adulterated festival colours land 74 children in hospital in Maharashtra
Over 74 children in Thane in Maharashtra were admitted to hospital with chemical-related poisoning, allegedly after using powdered colour to play Holi. ANI

India hopes Pak resolves internal unrest by its own mechanism
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said that India wants peace in its neighborhood and hopes that Pakistan will resolve its internal unrest by its own mechanism. ANI

IAF gets its first ever Director General Operations
Air Marshal DC Kumaria has taken over as the first ever Director General Operations at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) here today. ANI

Sikhs celebrate annual Hola Mohalla festival
A large number of Sikh devotees converged at the Golden Temple in Amritsar to participate in the annual Hola Mohalla celebrations. ANI

Masked dancers, oracles add zest to Matho Nagrang festival in Leh
Masked dancers in colourful silk robes enticed spectators at the annual Matho Nagrang festival at the Matho Monastery here recently. ANI

Tamil Nadu textile hub happily bags screen-printing orders as elections near
As general elections near, printing of flags of various political parties is in full swing in Tirupur in Tamil Nadu. ANI

Kerala film industry felicitates Pookutty
Regional film industry of Kerala felicitated Indias Oscar winner Pookutty, heaping on him encomium at a function in Kochi. ANI

Communal clash in Varanasi on Holi
Over a dozen people were injured in religious violence in Varanasi on Wednesday. rouble broke out after a group of revellers sprayed colours while celebrating Holi near a mosque. ANI

RSS to sack vice-chief Mohan Bhagwat for ISI involvement
The Annual General Body meeting of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RRS) called the Pratinidhi Sabha will be held in Nagpur from March 20 where party chief K S Sudarshan is likely to sack vice-chief Mohan Bhagwat, according to the website ANI

Third Front to be launched today in Karnataka
The Third Front will be launched formally in Tumkur, 50 kilometers from Bangalore, today. ANI

Farmers in Ladakh take to greenhouses for better yield
Farmers in Ladakh have taken to greenhouses, overcoming the hazards of harsh winters in a novel way. ANI

Election Commission to review poll preparedness in Andhra Pradesh today
Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalswami and two Election Commissioners Navin Chawla and S Y Quraishi will arrive here today. ANI

Mughal Gardens to open for physically, visually challenged and farmers today
The Mughal Gardens and other Gardens in the Rashtrapati Bhawan will be exclusively opened for special category of persons from today. The garden will be opened for physically challenged persons today followed by visually challenged persons on March 13, for defence and para-military persons on March 14 and for farmers on March 15. ANI

Tibetan women in exile to continue their Free Tibet fight
Hundreds of Tibetan women in exile marked 50 years of their failed uprising against the Chinese on Thursday (March 12) by resolving to continue their Free Tibet fight and return to their homeland. ANI

Nagalands Lady Bug Toy Production Unit transforming live of young girls
Dedicated to the cause of providing employment and a sustainable livelihood to young girls of Nagaland, a toy production unit here is making a difference to the lives of several young girls. ANI

Tripura launches Kathak Yatra to revive classical dance form
Tripura is making an endeavor to revive Indian classical dance through various festivals in a big way. ANI

Village Defence Force for self-defense in Manipur
Thousands of youth turned up for recruitment rally in three districts of Thoubal, Imphal West, Imphal East and Bishnupur recently following a State Cabinet decision in Manipur to establish Village Defence Force (VDF) to protect villages from militants. ANI

PlaySpan Publishes Downloadable Report on Microtransactions and Virtual World Economies
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Distinguished Economist Dr. Badal Mukhopadhyay Joins TERI University
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Reasoning Announces the Launch of Multi Channel Online Retailing Solutions to break out of the Current Recession
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India's First Emergency Medical Services Launched by Rapid Rescue Services
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Citibank Launches Citi Mobile
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Wipro Named a Challenger by Independent Research Firm in Magic Quadrant Reports for Help Desk Outsourcing and Desktop Outsourcing, North America
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Forex Rates on March 12, 2009

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 51.7 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 71.6019 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 66.19 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 53.66 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of March 2009

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