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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Trinamool accuses CPI (M), police of harassing and arresting party workers

Airline captain dies while flying plane from Philippines to Qatar

Russell Brand and Katy Perry want their wedding to be 'normal'

Foreign investors eyeing India to avoid West's economic doldrums

Anjali Tendulkar expresses happiness over Sachin's double century against Australia

Yoga may have the power to fight fibromyalgia

Watermelon effectively lowers BP

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Nagas should have the right to decide their future: Muivah
National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah faction) leader Thuingaleng Muivah has said that Nagalim (Greater Nagaland) and India should co-exist, and that the Nagas should have the right to decide their own future. ANI

Singapore Foreign Minister calls on Kapil Sibbal
Visiting Singapores Foreign Minister George Yeo on Wednesday called on Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibbal here. ANI

Maoists destroy trucks carrying bauxite in Jharkhand
Maoists burnt three trucks carrying bauxite mineral on Wednesday in Jharkhands Lohardaga District during the ongoing five-state-shutdown. ANI

Angry protestors burn govt vehicles, Geelani appeals for peace
Continuing with their violent protests over the recent deaths during clashes with the police, groups of people burnt three govt vehicles and damaged many others at different localities of Srinagar on Wednesday. ANI

Centre released Rs. 4700 crore for modernisation of police forces since 2006-07
The Government on Wednesday informed that Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) released rupees 4,701.56 crore as central funds for the modernization of police forces (MPF) during the last four years (2006-07 to 2009-10). ANI

Inquiry to be conducted into CAGs report: Pallam Raju
Minister of State for Defence, Pallam Raju, said on Wednesday here that an inquiry will be conducted following the findings of the Comptroller Auditor Generals (CAG) report. That pointed out a lot of irregularities in every stage of the procurement process, and the poor quality of food rations being served to army personnel. ANI

India committed to Palestinian cause, says S.M. Krishna
India on Thursday reiterated its commitment to the Palestinian cause and described it as an important component of its long established foreign policy. ANI

Additional reinforcements sent to Naxal-hit Dantewada
Additional reinforcements have been sent to Naxal-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh where an encounter between the police and Naxals has taken place. ANI

Chidambaram appeals people to end violence in J-K
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday appealed the people of Jammu and Kashmir to end the cycle of violence, and said the situation in the valley continues to be a cause of concern. ANI

Building knowledge societies at the grassroots
In the rural areas of Jharkhand, literacy level of women is low. Traditionally, they have remained confined to their homes and fields and even today their world revolves around within these parameters. ANI

S M Krishna condoles loss of lives in Pakistan floods
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has written a letter to his Pakistani counterpart Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and conveyed sincere condolences of the Government and the people of India, on loss of lives, due to the widespread floods in Pakistan. ANI

Jantar Mantar in Jaipur makes entry into UNESCO list
The Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory in Japiur has been listed by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site at the bodys recent meeting at Brasilia. ANI

Maoist shutdown hits road links in Ranchi
The two-day shutdown called by Maoists affected surface transport movement in Ranchi, Jharkhand, on Wednesday. ANI

Mangaloreans celebrate marriage of dead couple
Residents of a Badagabellur village in the outskirts of Karnatakas Mangalore District celebrated the marriage of a dead man and woman. ANI

Harmful pesticides found in vegetables in Lucknow
The Indian Institute of Toxicology Research has found an excess amount of harmful pesticides in vegetables that are being sold in Lucknow. ANI

Gun battle on between security forces, Maoists in Dantewada
A heavy gun battle is on between Maoist and security forces in the Gumiapal forests of Chhattisgarhs Dantewada district. ANI

No foreign money coming to Maoists: Chidambaram
Denying reports of Maoists getting foreign funds, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said the Naxals are getting the bulk of their money from extortion, but no foreign funds are coming, ANI

Worlds oldest university poised for revival in India after 800 years
Nalanda University, an ancient seat of learning destroyed in 1193, is poised for revival. ANI

Controlling prices is a collective responsibility: Mukherjee
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that handling inflationary pressure is the collective responsibility of all political parties. ANI

Peeling coconuts with teeth to create world record
In a bid to create a world record, Gautam Varma, a native of Patlugrama village of Karnatakas Ramnagar District peeled three coconuts with his teeth in 42 seconds here on Tuesday. ANI

Diarrhoea claims two lives in Gorakhpur
At least two people have died of diarrhoea over the past two weeks in Uttar Pradeshs Gorakhpur District. ANI

Sohrabuddin case: Court refuses to give CBI custody of Amit Shah
A special court in Ahmedabad has rejected the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) application seeking the custody of former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. ANI

Lok Sabha hails Tendulkars most Tests achievement
The Lok Sabha on Wednesday congratulated master blaster Sachin Tendulkar for becoming most-capped batsman in Test cricket history. ANI

Kalmadi says hes ready to face CAG scrutiny on alleged CWG scam
The chairman of the organising committee of the Delhi Commonwealth Games and Indian Olympic Association chief, Suresh Kalmadi, on Wednesday said that he was prepared to face any scrutiny by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) or even a judicial probe for all the alleged illegal financial transactions being reported by the media. ANI

Four Maoists arrested in Chhattisgarh
Four Maoists were arrested in Chhattisgarhs Dantewada region on Tuesday. ANI

Curfew continues in Kashmir, non-Kashmiris fleeing Valley
As curfew continues in Srinagar and all other towns of the Kashmir Valley for the sixth consecutive day, people from outside the state working with central government organisations have started leaving the area. ANI

Dont agree with Indias policy on Myanmar: Amartya Sen
Sharing the dais with the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Nobel Laureate economist Amartya Sen, on Tuesday said that he did not agree with Indias policy on Myanmar. ANI

Naxals blow up culvert in Giridih, five killed
At least five people were killed when Naxals blew up a culvert in Jharkhands Giridih District last night. ANI

Singapore Foreign Minister Yeo meets Chidambaram
Singapores Foreign Minister George Yeo called on Home Minister P. Chidambaram here on Tuesday. ANI

Commonwealth Games probe, an apt step: Randhir Singh
Amid allegations of corruption involved in Commonwealth Games preparations, Randhir Singh, the Secretary General of the Indian Olympic Association, has said the probe instituted to ascertain facts is a step in the right direction. ANI

Trilogy Studios Taps PlaySpan for Launch of Firefly
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UFLEX Ltd Q1 FY10-11 Net Profit Up 31.7 % at Rs. 60.50 crores
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Bajaj Auto Adds More Punch to the Avenger DTS-i
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IndiaMART.com Creates Ripples in SME Space
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IDFC Consolidated Net Profit Increased by 23% in Q1 FY 2011 Over Q1 FY 2010
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Fujitsu 8-Socket Server Brings x86 Price Performance into Mission-Critical Computing
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Forex Rates on August 4, 2010

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 46.22 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 73.6862 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 61.07 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 54.06 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of August 2010

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