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March 3, 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 3, 2009

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Bulgaria condemns attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Pakistan
Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Ivailo Kalfin on Tuesday condemned the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Pakistan.alfin, who also holds the charge of the foreign minister, is on an official visit to India, said Pakistan should dismantle the terror infrastructure on its soil. ANI

Priyanka Gandhi not to contest Lok Sabha elections
Priyanka Vadhra Gandhi on Tuesday said that she would campaign for her mother Sonia Gandhi and brother Rahul Gandhi in their respective constituencies, Rai Bareli and Amethi, during the Lok Sabha elections instead of contesting herself. ANI

Attacks may recur till terror infrastructure exists in Pak: India
The Government here on Tuesday reiterated its stance that Pakistan needs to dismantle terror infrastructure from its soil, as terrorism based in that country is a grave threat to the entire world and such acts could stop only after Islamabad takes prompt and decisive steps. ANI

Prime Minister to hold first post-surgery official meet on Wednesday
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend to his first engagement on Wednesday, as he would hold official talks with the President of Benin, Boni Yayi, in the capital on Wednesday since recuperating from bypass surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) which kept him away from office for five weeks. hough the official talks are scheduled to take place at the Prime Ministers residence in place of the Hyderabad House, meant for such kind of meetings. ANI

Centre should consider safe passage for foreign ultras: Omar Abdullah
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said the Central Government should consider giving a safe passage for foreign ultras, so that they can return to their country of origin. ANI

Tamil Nadu lawyers observe day-long hunger strike
Protesting Tamil Nadu lawyers observed day-long hunger strike outside the High Court premises here on Tuesday. ANI

Tata Steel remembers founder J N Tata on his 170th birth anniversary
The employees and senior management of the worlds sixth largest steel company Tata Steel gathered today to celebrate the 170th birth anniversary of its founder - Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata with fervour and gaiety. ANI

Political movements lacking in ideology, says Somnath Chatterjee
Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Tuesday said that it was a matter of concern that many political movements in the country were getting increasingly removed from ideology and fundamental precepts. ANI

UP villagers happy with government-sponsored schemes
The people of Sirgamau in Uttar Pradesh said their lives have changed for good after the introduction of various schemes by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA). ANI

BSP to contest all LS seats in Gujarat
Encouraged with the increased vote percentage during last years assembly polls, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided to contest all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat. ANI

A group of school students from Sikkim call on Chidambaram
A group of school students from Sikkim met Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram today. ANI

Guru Sikh couple contest held for cultural promotion
Ludhiana recently played host to a special contest that aimed at promoting cultural values and revisiting the Punjabi spirit by showcasing how one can enjoy modernism of western culture and still stay linked to his or her culture. ANI

Village heads join hands to enable administration to fight social problems
To bring change in public life by active participation, a novel beginning has been made here under which 100 village heads have extended their support to district administration to fight social evils and ensure development. ANI

Central Information Commission calls for Batla House encounter documents
The Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the Delhi Police to submit all documents related to the September 19 Batla House encounter before it by March 5 for inspection by the bench. ANI

Many takers for Ranchis Netagiri School
With the General Election 2009 just a few weeks away, a number of political candidates must be seeking to polish their leadership skills. There is a school in Ranchi, which promises to groom politicians into the leaders of tomorrow. ANI

EC to review poll preparedness in UP tomorrow
Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalswami and two Election Commissioners Navin Chawla and S Y Quraishi will visit Lucknow tomorrow to review the poll preparedness for the coming Lok Sabha polls. ANI

India condemns attack on Lankan cricketers in Pakistan
India on Tuesday condemned the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Pakistan and whished speedy recovery of injured players. ANI

Flower show in Dehradun
Flower lovers thronged an annual show in Dehradun recently. ANI

Young fashion designers showcase their talent in Kolkata
More than 15 young and talented fashion designers showcased their creativity at an event held here. ANI

Priyanka gives some winning tips to Congress party workers in Amethi
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday visited her brother Rahul Gandhis parliamentary constituency here and gave some winning tips to party workers at a Congress Sewadal programme in the Gauriganj area. ANI

Seat sharing top agenda for regional parties
The Janata Dal (United) and the Biju Janata Dal have said talks were on with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after poll dates were set. ANI

Silent protest over killing of migrants in Manipur
Barbers took out silent march here after three migrant labourers shot dead by unidentified militants.he All Manipur Barbers Association (AMBA) staged rally against the killings non-Manipuri labourers, condemning as the heinous act. ANI

Political activities firm up as Election Commission announces polls
Political parleys began in earnest as the Election Commission announced dates for April-May general elections. ANI

Police foil civil organisations protest against killing of three officials in Manipur
Police in Manipurs Bishnupur district foiled a protest rally against the killing of three government officials. ANI

Telagu superstar Chiranjeevis party fails to get an election symbol
The Election Commission has turned down the plea of Telagu superstar Chiranjeevis party to allot a common symbol to contest the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. ANI

Chinese Govt. dismisses claims of shooting of Tibetan youth
The Chinese Government has dismissed a claim by Tibet independence groups that the Chengdu police has shot a young Tibetan who attempted to set himself on fire in Sichuan province on Friday. ANI

Environment activists in Rajkot mourn felling of trees
Environment activists mourned rampant felling of trees by holding a condolence meeting in Rajkot. ANI

Kashmir takes up skiing in a big way
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took up skiing to promote tourism after inaugurating the international skiing championship, Gulmarg Global Derby 2009. ANI

CPI-M gets ready for polls
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has said the partys powerful central committee would work out the finer details at the weekend ahead of the general elections. ANI

Pune engineer invents mobile phone based modem for farms
Pune based electrical engineer invents a mobile phone device which enable farmers to switch on and off their water pump motors in distant fields from their homes. ANI

Imran, you were terribly wrong about terrorists love for cricket
Tuesdays ghastly terror act in Lahore in which seven Sri Lankan cricketers were injured has certainly confirmed that the Indian governments denial to grant permission to its cricket team to visit Pakistan was not a hasty step in the wake of Mumbai attacks. ANI

Singapore defence chief in Delhi to promote military cooperation
Visiting chief of Singapore defence forces Lieutenant General Desmond Kuek called on Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta here today to discuss ways to bolster military cooperation between the two countries. ANI

Inadequate security led to attacks on Lankan players: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday condemned the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, blaming hopelessly inadequate security measures for the incident. ANI

Manmohan Singhs first official engagement after surgery today
Almost five weeks after undergoing coronary bypass surgery, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will undertake his first official engagement on Tuesday when he holds talks with President Boni Yayi of Benin at his residence. ANI

FBI chief to meet Chidambaram to discuss security issues
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) chief Robert Mueller arrived here on Tuesday to meet Home Minister P. Chidambaram, National Security Advisor M. K. Narayanan and other top functionaries of the government. ANI

Manipur hosts a workshop for co-operative leaders on HIV
pur), Mar 3 (ANIA workshop for co-operative leaders on mainstreaming of HIV in the education and training system of cooperatives was held in Manipur to spread awareness about the diseases and ways to prevent it. ANI

International folk festival in Chandigarh
The international folk festival in Chandigarh has attracted artistes from Russia and France this year. ANI

Kashmir Govt. mulls Pahalgam as a winter destination
The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is planning for winter activities in Pahalgam to promote tourism during the winter season. ANI

Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi to arrive in Amethi today
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhis daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and her brother, AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will arrive here today. ANI

Geometric to Certify Shopfloor Connectivity and Provide RapidValue Program for Oracle® Manufacturing Operations Center
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TERI-USEPA Initiative Highlights Opportunities for the 28-Nation International Partnership in Making Methane a Clean Energy Source
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G4S Reverberates with Joy as it Celebrates Happy Day with Underprivileged Children Aross the World
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Industry Leaders to Share IT Service Management Best Practices
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Vulnerable Olive Ridley Turtles find Diverse Support in Orissa, India
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Airtel Introduces New BlackBerry Service Plan
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on March 3, 2009

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 15335
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 15400
Silver (Kg): Rs. 22045

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 21420
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 15200
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 15050

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 16140
Silver: Rs. 22100

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 22830
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 15150
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 14040

Bullion Rates on March 3, 2009 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 March 3, 2009

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 51.66 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 72.9284 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 65.38 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 52.95 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of March 2009

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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