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March 19, 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

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Study to find whether leptin helps type 1 diabetic patients

New study confirms smoking, cancer link (reissue)

India News / Press Releases on March 19, 2009

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Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee escapes unhurt in accident
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjees escaped unhurt in an accident on Thursday after the police pushed a person who drove his two-wheeler into Bhattacharjees convoy. ANI

Presidents rule imposed in Meghalaya, Sangma protests
A day after the Central Governments recommendation for Presidents rule in Meghalaya, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil placed the State Assembly under suspended animation. ANI

Varun Gandhi moves Allahabad High Court
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi on Thursday moved the Allahabad High Court challenging the criminal case lodged against him on the directives of the Election Commission for his alleged anti-Muslims remarks. ANI

Daughter Uma Bharati meets father Advani
Bharatiya Janshakti Party Chief Uma Bharati on Thursday met the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L. K. Advani on Thursday, and said it was like a daughter going back to her fathers home. ANI

BSP releases list of candidates for MP and J-K
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has released its first list of 11 candidates for Madhya Pradesh and five candidates for Jammu and Kashmir for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. ANI

Delhis Sikhs protest attack on Sikh shrine in London
The Sikh community in national capital New Delhi took to streets on Thursday to protest the burning of a Sikh shrine in London. ANI

President confers gallantry and distinguished service awards
President Pratibha Patil on Thursday conferred six Kirti Chakras and 17 Shaurya Chakras to serving armed forces personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan here. ANI

People express disgust at Pak authorities for delay in clearing travel papers
People residing in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) has expressed their disgust at Pakistani authorities for long delays in clearing travel papers and allied permits. ANI

Pak should act under international law: Anand Sharma
Union Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma on Thursday said the Pakistan authorities should take action under the international law and the bilateral assurances given by them. ANI

SGPC seeks probe into burning of Gurudwara Sahib in London
Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the highest governing body of Sikhs, has written a letter to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh over the reported fire incident of a Gurdwara in East London (UK). ANI

SGPC issues 541 Sikh Calendar
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), on Thursday issued 541 Nanak Shahi Calendar despite objections raised by many Sikh organisations. ANI

Women separatists in Kashmir protest against alleged rights violation
Hundreds of women separatists took to streets on Thursday to protest against alleged human rights violation in the region. ANI

J and K Govt. asks CRPF to punish those involved in civilians killing
The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Thursday directed the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to hand over their men who were involved in the killing a civilian mistaking him to be a militant. ANI

Slumdog children meet Sonia Gandhi at her residence
Nine-year-old Rubina Ali Qureshi and ten-year-old Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, who starred in the Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionare, met Congress President Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi today. ANI

BEWARE OF THE DRAGON-a book review(Article)
Tibetans in India observed in March this year the fiftieth year of the escape of the Dalai Lama from Tibet following Chinese occupation of Tibet. They have expressed the hope that the Tibetans, who are presently living in their homeland, would be able to live in peace and freedom. ANI

Pilibhit administration declares Varun Gandhi guilty
The sub-divisional magistrate of Pilibhit, has declared BJP MP Varun Gandhi guilty of distributing money among people in Bisalpur village. ANI

Self-help groups empower Jharkhand rural women
Women in the Gumla block of Jharkhand have joined self-help groups that make detergents and phenols to improve living conditions. ANI

Community Radio Station to start in Haryana
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has signed a Grant of Permission Agreement for establishing, maintaining and operating a Community Radio Station at Nuh, Mewat, Haryana, by Seeking Modern Application for Real Transformation (SMART), New Delhi. ANI

CDM authority goes hitech
The National CDM Authority (NCDMA) in the Ministry of Environment and Forests took a further step in applying the principles of e-governance by launching a new website today. ANI

Pillai underlines need to strengthen trade with China
Commerce Secretary G K Pillai today said that in order to minimize the effects of global slowdown, both India and China need to strengthen the bilateral trade and economic relations. ANI

Queen Mary II reaches Kochi coast
Queen Mary II, worlds largest ocean liner, reached Keralas Kochi coast on Wednesday. ANI

Music composers capitalise on election fever, creating campaigning songs
With general elections round the corner, it is not only hectic schedule for politicians of all hues, but also for a good number of music composers. ANI

German scientist trains farmers on ancient Indian vedic homa therapy
To deal with the impact of climate change in agriculture, farmers in Himachal Pradesh are being trained by a German scientist in the ancient Indian vedic homa therapy.lrich Berk claims the vedic homa therapy, which invokes prayers, has been found to aid farming. ANI

Saravana Bhavan founder gets life term in murder case
The Madras High Court on Thursday awarded a life sentence to P. Rajagopal, the founder of the Saravana Bhavan hotel chain. ANI

Arun Jaitley meets Rajnath Singh
After skipping two key party meetings to express his displeasure over the appointment of Sudhanshu Mittal as party co-convenor for the North East, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday met party President Rajnath Singh. ANI

CIA chief Panetta discusses security situation with Chidambaram
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief Leon Panetta met Home Minister P Chidambaram and discussed the security situation in South Asia. ANI

Designer mirrors dismal realities of metropolis life
Sombre shades of city life were reflected in designer Nitin Bal Chauhans collection for the Autumn/Winter09 collection at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. ANI

Tiger found dead in Jim Corbett National Park
The body of a tigress suspected to have died in a fight with another tiger was found in Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand. ANI

Designers in Delhi ready to face global meltdown
Sales of luxury clothes have gone down as people have started feeling the pinch of the global economic downturn, but designers at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, sounded optimistic. ANI

Army officer killed in Manipur gunfire
An army officer was killed and another soldier wounded in gunfire with suspected rebels in Manipurs Bishenpur District on Wednesday. ANI

No causalities as bomb blast rocks Assam
A powerful bomb exploded on the railway track between the Diphu and Daldoli Railway Stations in Assams Karbi Anglong District at around 1 a.m. on Thursday. ANI

Kirti Chakra to train driver for his act of bravery
The investiture ceremony for conferring the Kirti Chakra on train driver N. N. Bora posthumously will be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. ANI

Key allies still hopeful of bringing Congress around
Key allies of the Congress party are continuing with their hectic negotiations to narrow down their differences over seat-sharing ahead of general elections. ANI

Delhi University students to join Anand Jons kin to seek justice
Students of Delhi University have joined family members of fashion designer Anand Jon, who has been convicted in the US for sexually assaulting budding models, in a demonstration aimed at demanding justice for him. ANI

Court to hear CBI petition for custody of Satyams Raju, four others
A Hyderabad City Court on Thursday, will hear a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) petition that seeks two more days of custody of former Satyam Computers Chairman Ramalinga Raju and four other accused. ANI

Forces ready to ensure peaceful polls in Kashmir: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said security forces are ready to ensure peaceful polls in Jammu and Kashmir. ANI

Kirti Chakra to train driver for his act of bravery
The investiture ceremony for conferring the Kirti Chakra on train driver N. N. Bora posthumously will be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. ANI

Election Commission to review poll preparedness in Kolkata today
Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalswami and two Election Commissioners Navin Chawla and S Y Quraishi will review the poll preparedness for the coming Lok Sabha polls here today. ANI

A Muslim couple crafts Hindu deities from wheat stalk
Sitting in their simple house in a nondescript village of Uttar Pradesh, Mohammad Yunus Khan and his wife Sadiqua Begum are working laboriously to create eye catching and attractive images of Hindu deities. ANI

SVP Builders India Ltd. Launches 'Premium Small Apartments' on NH-58
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RFS Expands Production Capacity with State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Plant in India
Business Wire India

RFS Appoints Kuldeep Tikko as New Managing Director of its Indian Operations
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Uttam Galva Bags Award for 'Export Excellence' from EEPC For 12th Consecutive Year
Business Wire India

Cognex Seminar on 'Automation in Solar Industry' Created more Avenues for Indian Solar Manufactures
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Video - The Killer Application for the 21st Century Content/VAS Providers, Operators and Content Security Solutions Providers Gather at 17th Convergence India 2009
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Forex Rates on March 19, 2009

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 50.77 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 72.1213 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 68.28 Indian National Rupees (INR)

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