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CPI (ML) releases its first list
The Communist Party of India- Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML) on Monday announced its first list of 80 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. ANI

Congress releases list of 12 candidates in Gujarat
The Congress on Monday announced candidates for 12 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat, including Union Ministers Dinsha Patel, Shankersinh Vaghela and Naran Bhai Rathwa. ANI

Ramalinga Raju, 4 others sent to CBI custody
A city court on Monday sent Satyams founder B. Ramalinga Raju, his brother Rama Raju and three others to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody for seven days from Tuesday. ANI

Doors open till last moment for pact with SP: Congress
Congress General Secretary and UP in-charge Digvijay Singh on Monday said it would wait till the last moment for an amicable seat sharing arrangement with the Samajwadi party in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

Advani says no to Holi in respect of 26/11 victims
BJP spokesperson Siddharth Nath Singh announced on Monday that partys prime ministerial candidate L K Advani would not celebrate Holi this year in solidarity of Mumbai attack victims. ANI

Country looking forward to continued service of Manmohan Singh: Sonia Gandhi
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Monday said that the country looked forward to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singhs continued service. ANI

Asaram Bapu celebrates Holi with his devotees in Nagpur
Popular Indian seer Asaram Bapu played Holi with devotees at his ashram in Nagpur city on Monday. ANI

Jayalalithaa accuses DMK and UPA for attack on Tamils in Sri Lanka
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who heads the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), accused United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and the Tamil Nadu Government for the genocidal attack on Tamils in Sri Lanka. ANI

Bihars folk music industry booms ahead of Holi
With festival of colors just round the corner, markets in Bihar are selling a variety of folk music in celebration of Holi. ANI

Holi spreading communal harmony in Jammu and Kashmir
Hindus and Muslims are already celebrating Holi in Rajouri District forgetting their differences. ANI

Fencing isolates two villages on the India-Pak border
People of Mahar Jamsher and Dilawar Bheni villages have been isolated due to wrong fencing in 1984, with the result they villagers feel that they are half in India and half in Pakistan. ANI

Barbers agitate in Manipur
The killing of a 22-year old barber by unidentified gunmen has spared off agitation in the capital of the State. ANI

Rain Rock Festival at Sohra in Meghalaya , formerly known as Cheerapunji
The first ever Rain Rock Festival was organised in Sohra on February 20 to explore prospects of eco-tourism in Meghalaya. ANI

J-K Police introduces new vehicles for its flying squads
Police here have provided new vehicles for flying squads as part of a police-public improvement exercise. ANI

Musharraf returns to Pakistan
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who was in a four-day visit to India, returned to Pakistan on Monday. ANI

Women turn out in large numbers for police recruitment drive in J-K
Casting off their veils and defying social typecasts, women turned out in large numbers for a police recruitment drive here. ANI

Congress-JMM-RJD reaches an understanding on seat sharing in Jharkhand
The three vital parties within the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress have reached an understanding on seat sharing in Jharkhand, JMM leader Teklal Mahto told reporters in New Delhi. ANI

Thoubal region villagers in Manipur decide to evacuate
pur), Mar 9 (ANIUncertainty and fear have gripped people in the remote villages of Thoubal District of Manipur due to constant threats by militants. ANI

India sends medical aid to Sri Lanka
India on Monday dispatched medical aid to Sri Lanka to provide assistance to the civilians displaced in the island war. ANI

Chinese men willing to wear high-heeled shoes to experience ladyloves pain
Most Chinese men are willing to try high-heeled shoes to experience the pain their ladyloves often feel, according to a survey. ANI

Kamatpur Progressive Party calls for shutdown in West Bengal
The Kamatpur Progressive Party (KPP) has organised a 24-hour shutdown in four districts of West Bengal on Monday to protest against the administrations refusal to permit a KPP rally that was to be held at Maynaguri in Jalpaiguri district today. ANI

Soz condoles Dogri writers demise
Union Minister of Water Resources Saifuddin Soz on Monday expressed his condolences over the passing away of veteran Dogri writer and litterateur Prof. Ram Nath Shastri in Jammu on Sunday night. ANI

Nine killed in Rajasthan road accident
Nine people were killed and five others injured when a vehicle in which they were travelling collided head on with a truck here on Monday. ANI

Assam tea industry battles slowdown
Unfavorable weather conditions for tea plantations coupled with global slowdown have badly affected tea exports of Assam. ANI

Displaying patriotism through Rangoli
To pay tributes to the people who lost their lives in the Mumbai terror attacks, renowned artists from Maharashtra performed inspiring patriotic songs and drew a colorful Rangoli on the theme of the attack. ANI

Education gets a major boost in rural India
The Government in association with State Governments has initiated several programmes to provide rural children access to primary education. ANI

Territorial Army soldier feared to have joined Lashkar in Doda
Territorial Army and police sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, fear that one of their personnel has deserted his unit and joined the Lashkar-e-Toiba. ANI

Ranbaxy gets USFDAs permission to manufacture cardiovascular drugs
Drug-maker Ranbaxy Laboratories has got approval from the US Federal Drug Administration to market and manufacture Ramipril, which is used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. ANI

Vishwa Hindu Parishad terms Naveen Patnaik as anti-Hindu
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) President Ashok Singhal on Monday accused Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of being anti-Hindu after his fallout with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state. ANI

President Patil greets nation on Milad-Un-Nabi
President Pratibha Patil today greeted the nation on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, which is being celebrated tomorrow. ANI

Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in Jammu
Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Gool area of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir today. ANI

President, Vice President greet people on Holi
President Pratibha Patil and Vice President Hamid Ansari today greeted the people on the joyous occasion of Holi, which is celebrated all over the country with traditional gaiety and zest. ANI

Assams militancy victims demand end to violence
In a bid to gather support against violence in the state, militancy affected families gathered in Guwahati have launched a program called, Sankalp. ANI

Justice H L Gokhale sworn-in as Madras HC Chief Justice
Justice Hemanth Laxman Gokhale was on Monday sworn-in as Chief Justice of Madras High Court. ANI

Vice President greets people on Milad-Un-Nabi
Vice President Hamid Ansari today greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Milad-Un-Nabi, which celebrates the birth of Prophet Mohammad. ANI

Mayawatis critics join hands to weaken BSP
Critics and former lieutenants of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati have joined hands with the objective of derailing her poll aspirations in 2009. ANI

Hundreds of young aspirants throng a police recruitment camp in Kashmir
Hundreds of enthusiastic youngsters responded to a police recruitment drive, which was held in Jammu and Kashmirs Kathua district. ANI

Annual tuskers race draws huge crowds
Thousands of people thronged Keralas Guruvayur Temple to watch the annual jumbo race. ANI

Communists, Congress in an informal alliance, says Advani
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L. K. Advani has said that the Communists and the Congress party are in an informal alliance. ANI

Residents in Allahabad celebrate Holi with milk, butter and curd
A tribe of milkmen community celebrated Holi, the festival of colours, with milk, curd and butter during the weekend. ANI

Queens Baton unveiled as a prelude to Commonwealth Games 2010
The countdown to the Commonwealth Games in 2010 has officially begun. The prototype of Queens Baton was unveiled at a spectacular show here last evening. ANI

Old Srinagar continues to be under stringent restrictions
For the third consecutive day, the stringent restrictions retained on the movement of people in the wake of protests over the killing of a youth in firing last week. ANI

Slum children in Kolkata inspired after watching Slumdog Millionaire
Over 500 children from slums here were treated to a special screening of the Oscar winning movie Slumdog Millionaire. ANI

Heroin worth five million dollars seized at India-Pak international border
Six kilograms of heroin worth five million dollars seized at the India-Pakistan international border at Khemkaran in Punjab. ANI

Musharraf offers prayers at Nizamuddin Dargah
Pakistans former President Pervez Musharraf offered prayers at Nizamuddin Dargah here on Sunday, amidst heavy security. ANI

Dalai Lama calls for a united struggle for Tibetan cause
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has called for a united struggle against the Chinese occupation of Tibet. ANI

Satyam starts procedure to sell 51 percent stake
Satyam Computer Services has begun the procedure of selecting an investor by inviting expressions of interest from bidders. ANI

Mumbai terror attack case to be shifted
The Mumbai terror attack case could be transferred on Monday from Metropolitan Court to the Sessions Court. ANI

Hoshiarpur policeman providing facilities to underprivileged children
Ram Dayal, a policeman, lost his legs in an accident when he was on a UN Mission. But, this did not deter him, and he is doing his best to provide free education and facilities to underprivileged rural children of Punjabs Hoshiarpur district. I was a member of police investigation team in 1999. I was selected to be a part of the United Nations mission to Kosovo. During the mission, I met with a train accident in Germany. I lost both my lower limbs in the accident and since then I have been using artificial limbs to walk, he said. ANI

Chinese Navy growth poses no threat to others
The Chinese navy has said that its growth does not pose any threat to others, and is only meant to fulfil the rising need to maintain national security. ANI

Court to decide on Ramalinga Rajus CBI custody today
The XIV Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate will today hear the petition of CBI seeking custody of Satyams former Chairman B Ramalinga Raju and others. ANI

Jaya goes on hunger strike to support Lankan Tamil cause
AIADMK Chief and former Tamil Nadu chief Minister Jayalalithaa has decided to go on a hunger strike for the Lankan-Tamil cause. ANI

Pullman - Central Park Hotel Ensures Superior Energy Efficiency and Guest Comfort
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Blue Star Infotech to Implement Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Ruby Macon
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Indian Academia can now make their Graduates 'Global Workforce Ready' at Low Cost
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NRI Vikas Rambal of Perdaman Industries Announces Rs 10,000 cr Urea Manufacturing Plant in Australia
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Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) Extends their Partnership with Policybazaar.com for their 'Jeevan Varsha' Policy after 'Jeevan Aastha'
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Bharti Airtel Withdraws '95' Dialing on its Fixed Line Service
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SunTec Announces TWIST BSB Compliance
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IIT Kharagpur Calls for Nominations for the Nina Saxena Excellence in Technology Award
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Encompass Wows with Most Diversified Win at the WOW AWARDS 2009
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Forex Rates on March 9, 2009

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 51.8 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 73.0717 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 65.42 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 52.71 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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