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India News / Press Releases on March 13, 2009

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No secular govt. can be formed without UPA: Paswan
Union Steel Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said that no secular government could be possible without the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). ANI

Maharashtrian should get a chance to become PM: Pawar(Lead:Pawar)
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said a Maharashtrian should also be given an opportunity to occupy the Prime Ministers chair. ANI

Third Front will wither away with time: BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday termed the Third Front a myth, and said it would wither away with time. ANI

India gives 400-page dossier to Pakistan on Mumbai attacks
India on Friday handed over a 400-page dossier containing the requested replies of Pakistans 30 questions asked by it on the Mumbai attacks to Islamabad. ANI

Third Front not to project PM candidate ahead of Lok Sabha elections: Bardhan
The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Friday said that the Third Front would not announce any candidate for Prime Ministers post before the Lok Sabha elections are held. ANI

When demons marry and people worship them in Kullu
People from across Himachal Pradesh converge every year in Kullu Districts Chachogi village to participate in a unique festival in which both the Gods and demons are worshipped. ANI

Meera Shankar appointed as next Ambassador to US
Meera Shankar, currently Ambassador of India to Germany, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United States of America. ANI

Chidambaram answers Pak queries on Mumbai attack to Mukherjee
Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday submitted answers to the 30 questions forwarded by Pakistan on the Mumbai attack to External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee.Indias reply to Pakistans 30 queries is comprehensive and now it is up to Pakistan to prove its intent by acting on the details, Chidambaram said. ANI

Rural Employment Act improving living conditions in Kullu villages
The living conditions of rural people in Himachal Pradeshs Kullu District has improved drastically, thanks to the application of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA). ANI

Radio Pakistan allergic to Congress party, calls it anti-minority
While the Bharatiya Janata Party, the main Opposition party in Lok Sabha, blames the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre for dolling out reservations and other benefits to minority section off and on, Radio Pakistan views the Congress as anti-minority. ANI

Fanfare and gaiety mark Holi celebrations in Manipur
Residents in Manipur indulged in revelry as they celebrate the five-day long Yaoshang festival, which coincides with Holi. ANI

Baba Sheikh Brahms mausoleum evokes reverence beyond borders
Hundreds of devotees paid obeisance at the mausoleum of the popular Sufi saint Pir Baba Sheikh Brahm on the India-Pakistan border on the occasion of bi-annual Mela Pir Baba Sheikh Brahm held here on Thursday. ANI

Community radio station to start in Maharashtra
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has signed a grant of permission agreement for establishing, maintaining and operating a Community Radio Station (CRS) at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Babhaleshwar at Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra. ANI

Mayawati invites third front leaders for further discussions
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today invited the third front leaders for further discussions on the issues related to the front in New Delhi on Sunday. ANI

Four-year-old bear trapped in solar fencing in Tamil Nadu
Forest authorities rescued a four-year old bear, which got trapped in solar fencing in Tamil Nadu.he bear was rescued at a cardamom estate in Kolakombai village of Nilgiri district of the state. ANI

Assamese editor Khiren Roy passes away
The Journalists Action Committee and the Journalists Forum, Assam mourned the death of Dr. Khiren Roy, a veteran journalist of Assam. ANI

Maharashtrian should get a chance to become PM: Pawar
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said a Maharashtrian should also be given an opportunity to occupy the Prime Ministers chair. ANI

Holi celebrated in a unique way in Mathura
Festive spirit continues in Mathura where women celebrate Holi, by tearing away the clothes of their menfolk and beating them with it. ANI

CPI, CPM split in Kerala
The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Friday announced that it was splitting from the Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM) in Kerala. ANI

Rs 13,000 seized from RJD MP Shahabuddin in Siwan jail
A massive raid in the Bihars Siwan Jail led to the recovery of Rs 13,000 allegedly from Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin, who is undergoing life imprisonment in a kidnapping and suspected murder case. ANI

Nepal asks India for more electricity
Nepal has requested India to expedite construction of transmission lines damaged by Koshi floods and the cross border lines so that the amount of power imported from India could be increased. ANI

Govinda accused of violating Model Code of Conduct
Actor turned Congress MP Govinda has been accused of violating the Model Code of Conduct by the Election Commission for distributing money during Holi. ANI

BJP raps Mulayam over cash distribution
As the Election Commission slapped a notice on Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav for violating the Model Code of Conduct, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has also rapped Mulayam. The Congress, however, has played soft with its key ally. ANI

Mayawati wants to be Third Fronts prime ministerial candidate
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati reportedly is keen to be the newly-constituted Third Fronts Prime Ministerial Candidate. ANI

TDP chief complains his phone was tapped on Congress orders
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu has complained about Congress party leaders ordering the tapping of his phone. ANI

Participants gear up for Mrs India pageant
Here age is no bar and these beautiful women are out to prove that marriage, family and children do not mean the end of the road to make a mark at pageants. ANI

Jharkhand fire guts property worth millions
Property worth millions was destroyed in a massive fire that engulfed a tyre factory in Jharkhand. ANI

Stable Pakistan in Indias interest: Farooq Abdullah
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has said that a stable Pakistan is in Indias interest. ANI

Tibetan exiles hold candlelight vigil in Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan people living-in-exile staged a candlelight vigil in Dharamsala to mark 50 years of their movement. ANI

An early warning system for tsunami developed
The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) in Hyderabad has developed a Tsunami Early Warning System to provide special kind of data for the safety of people living in the Indian coastal areas. ANI

Pawar grumbles over Congresss patchwork alliances
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has charged the Congress with entering into patchwork alliances. ANI

President Patil to address BHU convocation today
President Pratibha Patil will address the 91st convocation of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) here today. ANI

Women keen to join police force in Kashmir
A large number of women turned out for a police recruitment drive in Kashmirs Rajouri district. ANI

Manipurs Lui-Ngai-Ni festival had message of peace
Lui-Ngai-Ni, the seed sowing festival, was celebrated recently in different parts of Manipur with pomp and gaiety. ANI

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Forex Rates on March 13, 2009

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 51.67 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 71.9091 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 66.73 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 52.78 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of March 2009

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