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March 26, 2009

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India News / Press Releases on March 26, 2009

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Maneka breaks silence over Varuns hate speech
Former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday broke silence over her sons alleged hate speech, saying the Congress was taking up the case to conceal its anti-Sikh acts. ANI

Advani challenges Manmohan Singh to a live TV debate
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJPs) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani on Thursday challenged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to a live television debate. ANI

Air Deccan founder Gopinath to contest LS polls
Low-cost carrier Air Deccan founder Captain G. R. Gopinath has opted to jump into the political fray in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. He would contest as an independent candidate.opinath, however, will decide upon his constituency in Bangalore in next two days. ANI

BJP to bank on incumbency factor in its advertisement campaign
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will try to encash the incumbency factor against the Congress-led UPA government during its advertisement campaign for the Lok Sabha elections. ANI

CBI hunts origin of false report on Mulayam Singh
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday revealed that it was probing the origin of a false, fabricated and forged report which stated that the Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav had been framed in a disproportionate assets case. ANI

Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon shoots for PETA
Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon on Thursday shot for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) with an aim of discouraging the use of leather and leather products. ANI

Fernandes to contest LS polls as independent from Muzaffarpur
Senior Janata Dal- United (JDU) leader and former Union Minister George Fernandes has announced that he will contest the 2009 elections from the Muzaffarpur parliamentary constituency as an independent. ANI

RJD, LJP, SP to contest together in UP and Bihar
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) have announced plans to contest the coming general elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar unitedly. ANI

Rains damage crops in Ludhiana
Torrential rains have damaged Rabi crops in Ludhiana, causing huge losses to local farmers. ANI

Editors Guild of India expresses shock over Assam editors murder
The Editors Guild of India today expressed its shock over the brutal murder of Anil Mazumdar, Editor the Assamese daily Aji on Tuesday night by gunmen. ANI

CBI wants Satyam founder Raju to undergo lie detector test
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday said that it wants the Satyam Computers Services founder Ramalinga Raju to undergo a lie detector test in connection with the multi-billion fraud at the IT major. ANI

Abdullah meets PM, delinks infiltration from Kashmir peace
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said there should be no attempt to link infiltration at the Line of Control (LoC) with peace in the state. ANI

EC bans political graffiti in Siliguri
The Election Commission has imposed a ban on wall graffiti for campaigning. ANI

Riding on its old issues, Left Front faces a litmus test
festos of each party is being interpreted differently in different places. ANI

Need for international crisis management plan to detect cyber crimes: Govt.
Concerned over the growing number of cyber crime cases in the country, the Government on Thursday said that an international crisis management plan needs to be put in action. ANI

Extending reservation will give rise to further discrimination: Mohan Bhagwat
The newly appointed chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Mohan Bhagwat, said that extending reservation to those not subjected to social discrimination will only give rise to further discrimination. ANI

PMK joins hands with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu
Breaking off its alliance with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) on Thursday joined hands with All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). ANI

Encounter in Kupwara ends, but another starts in Gurez sector of J-K
The security forces are engaged in a fierce encounter with militants in Hajibal area of Gurez sector in Jammu and Kashmir, just a day after one of the longest and bloodiest encounters in recent times ended in Kupwara. ANI

Missionaries of Charity has change of guard
Mother Teresas Order, the Missionaries of Charity, has had a change of guard with Sister Prema taking over as Superior General, Missionaries of Charity, after Sister Nirmala opted to step down citing poor health. ANI

Vice President greets nation on Ugadi, Gudi Padava
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Thursday greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Chaitra Sukhladi and Cheti Chand. ANI

Army conducts 1000 mile Thar Centaur Horseback Expedition
The Indian Armys Armoured Corps has completed Thar Centaurs, a 1,000 mile expedition on horseback as an part of adventure activity between January 29, and March 25, 2009. ANI

India Voting Dot Com sets up edutainment portal to increase awareness about elections
In view of the coming general elections, a media company has launched an edutainment portal on Indian politics to lure voters for the upcoming polls. ANI

Kerala men dress up as women to offer prayers in Kottankulangara temple
In a bizarre festival in Kerala, men take the guise of women and carry lamps to offer prayers at temple. ANI

2009 polls: Congress places on itself the task of fulfilling 29 promises
A casual glance through the Congress Partys latest manifesto indicates that it has placed on itself a huge and onerous task of fulfilling 29 promises as part of its nation-building endeavour between 2009 and 2014, should it emerge victorious in this years general elections. ANI

Sister Prema chosen as the new head of Missionaries of Charity
German-born Sister Mary Prema has been elected as the new superior general of the Missionaries of Charity (MC), the congregation founded by Mother Teresa in Kolkata. ANI

Top LeT militant killed in Kupwara encounter: Army
The Army on Thursday revealed that a top militant of the Pakistan based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was killed in the gun-battle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmirs Kupwara district. ANI

Economic slowdown brings bounty to ship-breaking yard in Gujarat
A global economic slowdown has hit industries ranging from automakers to investment banks, but in Sachana village of Gujarat, business is at record levels and workers are struggling to meet the demands. ANI

Mountain biking expedition in Sikkim
Around 50 cyclists, including foreigners, took part in the 2nd Kanchenjunga International mountain biking expedition, which began in Sikkim recently. ANI

Two monkeys tie the nuptial knot in Orissa
In a bizarre ritual, locals tied the nuptial knot of two monkeys in Balasore district of Orissa. ANI

More stomach cancer patients in Kashmir
Stomach and food pipe cancers are on the rise in Kashmir due to food habits and stress. ANI

Conservation of coral reef in Lakshadweep
Indian army has undertaken an expedition in Lakshadweep Islands to spread awareness amongst the locals to save the islands fragile ecosystem. ANI

Jammu police arrest two Hizbul militants
Jammu police arrested two Hizbul Mujahideen militants here on Wednesday. ANI

Elections in Kashmir will need more forces
More paramilitary forces would be deployed in Kashmir during the general elections, scheduled to be held next month. ANI

PMK to formally decide on joining AIADMK
The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) General Council will meet here on Thursday to take a formal decision on forming an alliance with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). ANI

Jammu and Kashmir paramilitary soldier cremated with full honours
Paramilitary trooper Rakesh Kumar, who was killed during a five-day long gunbattle in Jammu and Kashmirs Kupwara district, was cremated here on Wednesday with full military honours. ANI

Politicians should not hurt religious sentiments: Sinha
In an obvious reference to the row kicked up by Varun Gandhi, who has been accused of making inflammatory anti-Muslim remarks, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha has said that politicians should not hurt religious sentiments. ANI

CBI conference on cyber crime today
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will organise a one-day conference on cyber crime here today. ANI

Advani to campaign in Arunachal Pradesh today
Senior Bharatiya Janata Partys (BJP) leader L K Advani is on a visit to Arunachal Pradesh today to boost his partys election prospects in the state. ANI

Accidentally swallowed chopstick removed from kung fu masters body after 20 years!
Twenty years after being accidentally swallowed by a kung fu master during a training session, a chopstick has finally been removed. ANI

Snakes believed to be reincarnation of humans
A woman conducted religious rites for the salvation of her sons souls in the presence of two snakes at Gaya in Bihar. ANI

Voters in Bihar hope pro-development MPs are elected
As the countdown begins for the general elections, voters in Bhagalpur region of Bihar have voiced their hopes and also the expectations from their prospective elected representatives. ANI

Campaigning on board trains in Madhya Pradesh
Candidates of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) devised a unique way of campaigning by using a train to propagate their agenda for the upcoming elections. ANI

Accidentally swallowed chopstick removed from kung fu masters body after 20 years!
Twenty years after being accidentally swallowed by a kung fu master during a training session, a chopstick has finally been removed. ANI

Kashmir farmers happy with realignment of fencing border
Farmers who had lost their agricultural land to border fencing in Kashmir are happy with realignment of fencing border. ANI

NRI Institute Elects Dr. Shan Nair as President
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Arsène Wenger Signs for Castrol
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Promotion Marketing Awards of Asia 2009 Invites Ms. Ambika Sharma to be a Part of their Jury
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National High School Cheerleading Championship’ Exclusive on ESPN
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Forex Rates on March 26, 2009

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 50.54 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 73.7758 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 68.64 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 51.68 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of March 2009

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