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March 31, 2009

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I was not surprised by Supreme Courts decision: Sanjay Dutt
Bollywood actor-turned- politician Sanjay Dutt on Tuesday said he was not surprised by the Supreme Courts decision to disallow him from contesting the upcoming general elections. ANI

Congress to field Suresh Patel against Advani
The Congress has decided to field Suresh Patel from Gandhinagar parliamentary constituency against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani for upcoming general elections. ANI

Dalai Lama demands probe into alleged hacking of Tibetan websites by China
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday called for an investigation into reports of spill of information from the Tibetan website by China. ANI

BJP indulging in politics of division: Rahul Gandhi
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party, without naming it directly, for indulging in tactics that divide the nation. ANI

One killed, 15 feared injured in Assam blast
At least one person was killed and 15 others were feared to be injured in a bomb blast that occurred at about 6.00 to 6.15 p.m. at Jyoti Kuchi area in western Guwahati. ANI

Pramod Mahajans daughter not to contest LS elections
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Gopinath Munde on Tuesday said that the daughter of slain BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, Poonam Mahajan, would not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. ANI

Patients should not be left to suffer due to infighting at hospitals: HC
Taking the authorities at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to task over neglecting patients due to ego clashes among doctors, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday stated that internal disputes at the hospital would not to be tolerated at the cost of suffering patients. ANI

Pratibha Patil to visit Itanagar on Wednesday
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will be visting Arunachal Pradesh for three days beginning Wednesday, when she would arrive in Itanagar. ANI

Antony asks security agencies to plug gaps in coastal security
Union Defence Minister A. K. Antony on Tuesday asked all concerned agencies to plug gaps in coastal security within a definite time frame. ANI

Dalai Lama begins Thank You India campaign
Having completed 50 years of Tibetans stay in India, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama started a Thank You India campaign, here in the capital on Tuesday, by offering prayers at various religious shrines. ANI

One killed, 15 feared injured in Assam blast
At least one person was killed and 15 others were feared to be injured in a bomb blast that occurred at about 6.00 to 6.15 p.m. at Jyoti Kuchi area in western Guwahati. ANI

Punjab villagers resent Radio Pakistan allegations
People living on the border villages of Punjab are fed up with the malicious anti-India campaign being carried on by the Radio Pakistan at a time when the people of the country are becoming victims of Taliban terror. ANI

Sonia, Rahul Gandhi all set to campaign in East UP
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Rahul Gandhi will be campaigning for party candidates in eastern Uttar Pradesh from April 3 onwards. ANI

VHP demands withdrawal of NSA against Varun Gandhi
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday threatened to launch a nation-wide movement if the National Security Act (NSA) invoked against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi, was not withdrawn immediately. ANI

President presents Padma awards
Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Atomic Energy Commission of India (AECI) chief Anil Kakodkar were among the recipients of the Padma awards from President Pratibha Patil on Tuesday. ANI

Villagers of Maharashtra overwhelmed by farm loan waivers
Farmers in Ganoeri village of Aurangabad district of Maharashtra have expressed happiness after their farm loans were waived off recently. ANI

Congress to field candidates against RJD, LJP
The Congress Party on Tuesday said that it would field its candidates in Bihar against the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo, Lalu Prasad Yadav, and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan, who it considers as its biggest enemies in the coming general elections. ANI

Waghmare needs a day to decide on representing Kasab
Anjali Waghmare, who is representing Amir Ajmal Kasab, the lone arrested terrorist in the November 26 terror strikes, on Tuesday told the special court that she needs another day to reconsider her decision on appearing in the case. ANI

53 militants surrender before the Army in Assam
A total of 53 militants surrendered before the Army in Assams Tinsukia district on Tuesday. ANI

Illicit liquor distributed in high quantities in Punjab
Illicit liquor brewers are getting ready to meet the increasing demand from politicians in Punjab for their products in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections. ANI

Villagers of Maharashtra overwhelmed by farm loan waivers
Farmers in Ganoeri village of Aurangabad district of Maharashtra have expressed happiness after their farm loans were waived off recently. ANI

Pakistan has to show visible results on 26/11 probe to hold talks with India: PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that composite dialogue with Pakistan would only be possible if Islamabad shows visible results on the Mumbai terror attack probe. ANI

No seat-sharing arrangement in Andhra Pradesh as yet
The seat-sharing arrangement between the four-party Grand Alliance led by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is still inconclusive. ANI

Manmohan Singh leaves for London to attend G-20 summit
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday left for London to attend G-20 summit. ANI

Supreme Court disallows Sanjay Dutt to contest Lok Sabha polls
The Supreme Court on Monday disallowed Bollywood actor-turned-politician Sanjay Dutt to contest the general elections following his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. ANI

Bangladesh migrants are main poll issue in Assam
Political parties in Guwahati are raising the issue of Bangladeshi migrants to garner support of the voters ahead of the general elections. ANI

Nobel prize winner Yunas calls for strengthening micro economic system
Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunas urged the government on Tuesday to strengthen the micro economic system for speeding up the growth process in rural India and take measures for the betterment of women. ANI

Manmohan heads for foreign G-20, while Sonia takes charge of domestic G-20
Comparisons at the best of times are odious, but can make for interesting reading, especially when it involves an election on the one hand, and the importance being attached to attending an international summit in the national interest. ANI

BJP will speed up foreign investment projects in India
Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh has said that the party will speed up foreign investment projects in India if it wins the general election, with business hit by red tape, land protests and lack of government help. ANI

Blooming mustard fields in Kashmir
Hordes of tourists visiting Kashmir valley are fascinated by the mustard fields as the mustard crop has turned the whole picturesque Kashmir valley into golden. ANI

False alert in Kochi over rogue boat
An alert raised over the sighting of a rogue boat, suspected to be of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), off Kochi in Kerala on Monday, turned out to be a mistake.ochi and the adjoining coastal areas were on high security alert after a tip off that few miscreants with arms were seen on a boat near Cherthala beach in Alleppey district. ANI

Prakash Karat meets Jayalalithaa
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat met All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief J Jayalalithaa at her residence here on Monday. ANI

Security beefed up along India-Pakistan border following attack on Lahore Police Academy
Consequent to the terrorist strike at the Police Academy in Lahore, the Border Security Force (BSF) has beefed up security along the Wagah border in Punjab ANI

Patients should not be victimised because of ego clashes among doctors: HC
Taking notice of a letter written by the mother of a month-old child, alleging carelessness by a doctor of All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said internal disputes at the hospital would not to be tolerated at the cost of those suffering. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee terms terrorism as biggest threat
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has termed militancy as the biggest threat to world peace. ANI

Advani condemns slapping of NSA on Varun Gandhi
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L K Advani condemned slapping of the National Security Act (NSA) on Varun Gandhi by the BSP Government headed by Mayawati. ANI

Last VVIP flight by `Tanjore
As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh boards the last commercial jet commissioned by Air India for VVIP flights, one cant help but get nostalgic. ANI

Manmohan Singh to discuss terrorism, slowdown with Obama, Brown
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday said that he is looking forward to his meetings with both US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on the sidelines of this weeks Second G-20 summit in London. ANI

General Deepak Kapoor to begin France visit today
Army chief General Deepak Kapoor will undertake an official visit to France from today. ANI

Toda tribals in Tamil Nadu solemnized marriage after pregnancy
In a bizarre tradition followed by Toda tribals in Tamil Nadu, marriage of a couple is solemnized only after the bride successfully conceives the baby of her husband. ANI

Devotees catch elephants tail in a unique ritual
Cheered on by onlookers, a few bravehearts chased an elephant, and tried to catch its tail during a unique ritual in Kollam in Kerala. ANI Increases its Lead Over Competitors
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Forex Rates on March 31, 2009

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 50.95 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 72.861 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 67.48 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 51.87 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of March 2009

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