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March 6, 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 6, 2009

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I bid Gandhis memorabilia on my own: Vijay Mallya
Industrialist Vijay Mallya on Friday said that the Indian government has nothing to do with the bidding for Mahatma Gandhis memorabilia and he bid on his own. ANI

Third successful test of ballistic missile interceptor in Orissa
India on Friday inched closer towards its endeavour to put in place its own home-grown Ballistic Missile Defence System as it successfully carried out the third Interceptor test of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island in Orissa. ANI

Srikrishna Report forwarded to Madras HC
The Supreme Court on Friday referred the report of Justice B. N. Srikrishna on the clash between lawyers and police, to the Madras High Court. ANI

Grand welcome for Resul Pookutty in Kerala
Resul Pookutty, the triumphant Oscar winner returned home to a rousing welcome in Kerala on Friday. ANI

SP-Congress alliance at breaking point
Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh on Friday declared that the partys alliance with the Congress was broken and he could not offer more than 17 seats in Uttar Pradesh to the latter. ANI

BJP offers BJD 25 more seats in Orissa
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L. K. Advani on Friday offered 25 more seats to the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Orissa. The announcement was aimed at persuading the BJD to stay in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). ANI

Lathmar Holi celebrated in Barsana
With traditional gaiety and fervour, the residents in Barsana celebrated the Lathmar Holi. ANI

Punj-a-aab service should continue between India, Pak
Describing the militant attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore as unfortunate and condemning the evil designs of terrorists, passengers of the Amritsar-Nankana bus service said the government should speed up the peace process between the two nations. ANI

GJM to back party that supports Gorkhaland cause
With the dates for the upcoming general elections already declared by the Election Commission, political parties are now focusing on their campaign strategies. ANI

Three dead in aircraft crash near Bangalore
A small aircraft crashed at Seshagirihalli near Bidadi here on Friday, killing all of its occupants. ANI

Tushar Gandhi terms return of his great grandfathers belongings a miracle
Tushar Gandhi, the great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, today termed the return of his grandfathers items as a miracle. ANI

Delhi High Court grants interim bail to Sanjeev Nanda
The Delhi High Court on Friday granted a weeks interim bail to Sanjeev Nanda who is undergoing a five year jail term in connection with the BMW hit-and-run case. ANI

Attack on Lankan players a matter of grave concern: Mukherjee
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said that the attack on Sri Lankan cricket players was a matter of grave concern to the entire world, and charged Pakistan with not having the will to fight terrorism. ANI

Slowdown affects placement at IIM, Ahmedabad
Global economic slump affects placement process at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Ahmedabad, which has marked a 25 percent decline in average salaries of students this year. ANI

Solar energy brightens up lives of Uttar Pradeshs villagers
Solar energy brightens up the lives of the villagers of Bakoli village of Faizabad district in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Sewage treatment plants give a breather for Kashmir houseboats
The houseboats in Kashmir got a breather in the form of mini Sewage Treatment Plants that are being installed by the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LWDA), to prevent the sewage from the houseboats from further polluting the scenic Dal Lake. ANI

Supreme Court to hear Sanjay Dutts petition on March 30 to stay conviction
The Supreme Court will on March 30 hear a petition filed by Bollywood actor-turned-politician Sanjay Dutt seeking a stay on his conviction under the Arms Act in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts case ANI

Chidambaram says Pakistan should declare zero tolerance towards terrorism
Home Minister P Chidambaram today said that Pakistan has to dismantle the terror infrastructure and declare zero tolerance to terrorism. ANI

National Conference of Women in Police
The Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs and Haryana Police will organise the third National Conference of Women in Police from March 7-9 at Panchkula in Haryana. ANI

Power utility casual workers demonstrate in Kashmir for proper wages
Hundreds of striking casual workers of the state-run power utility in Jammu and Kashmir demonstrated here demanding better working conditions and proper benefits. ANI

MIG 23 fighters phased out of IAF
The MiG-23 BN of Indian Air Force (IAF) retired today after 28 years of glorious service to the Nation. ANI

45 militants lay down arms in Assam
Forty-five cadres of various militant groups from northeast recently laid down their arms in Assams Kamrup District. ANI

Parties huddle in India to sew alliances as general poll juggernaut set to roll
With the Damocles sword hanging over either ally and wanting to extract as many more seats from each other, political parties are huddled to cobble alliances with regional and smaller parties as the general poll juggernaut is set to roll this week with the issue of notification for the first phase of polls on April 16. ANI

Family mourns loss of Indian worker abducted and killed in Afghanistan
Sounds of wailing filled the air as family members of Simon Paramanathan, the Indian worker who was killed by his abductors in Afghanistan, mourned their loss upon receiving his body in their hometown Chennai. ANI

UPA Government takes credit for getting Gandhi items back
The UPA Government has taken credit for bringing the belongings of Mahatma Gandhi back in the country by saying, this is the victory of the UPA Government. ANI

Dalai Lama says violence and terror have no room in globalized world
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said that there is no scope for force, violence or terror for resolution of any issue in this globalize world. ANI

Defense Ministry gives Rs 281 crore contract to Bharti Shipyard
The Defense Ministry has given a-281-crore rupees contract to Bharti Shipyard for supplying 15 interceptor boats to the Indian Coast Guard, the shipping firm has said. ANI

IAS, IPS officers to act as observers for general polls in UP
Chief Election Commissioner of India N Gopalaswami has asserted that Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) officers would act as observers during the ensuing general elections. ANI

Pervez Musharraf to arrive in India today
Pakistans former President Pervez Musharraf will arrive here this afternoon to attend the India Today Conclave. ANI

Mallaya buys Gandhis belongings for 1.8 mn dollars
Mahatma Gandhis five personal objects, including the iconic round eye glasses, were bought by Indian liquor baron VJ Mallya for 1.8 million dollars. ANI

Cow urine soft drink all set to hit markets
Come summers and markets would see the launch of a new soft drink made from cows urine, which is considered sacred in parts of the country. ANI

Residents in Kashmir border areas get multi-purpose identity cards
Residents living in border areas of Kashmir are being provided with special cards by authorities to help identify them as Indian nationals and to check infiltration into the state. ANI

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

Lavasa's First Business Hotel from ITC Begins Operations
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Bharti Enterprises Appoints Senior Talent
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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on March 6, 2009

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 15420
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 15490
Silver (Kg): Rs. 22545

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 22200
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 15450
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 15300

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 15850
Silver: Rs. 22350

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 24015
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 15275
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 14150

Bullion Rates on March 6, 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 6, 2009

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 51.51 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 73.2343 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 65.04 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 52.6 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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