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February 25, 2010

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Pakistan to get back to India on terror suspect Headley
Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir today admitted that the information on David Coleman Headley has been provided by New Delhi, and said one of the dossier given to us today by India contains information on Pakistan-born American terror suspect along with other dossiers. ANI

Martyr Indian Army captain cremated with full military honors
The mortal remains of Captain Davinder Singh Jass of the Indian Army, who died fighting militants at Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir, was on Thursday cremated in the national capital with full military honours. ANI

Navy Chief, Defence Secretary kick start TROPEX 10
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma along with Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar embarked the aircraft carrier INS Viraat operating on the eastern seaboard to kick start the first phase of TROPEX 10. ANI

NHRC asks Orissa Chief Secretary to provide details of hunger deaths
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday issued a notice to Orissa Chief Secretary Tarunkanti Mishra seeking a report on the reported death of 50 persons in Balangir district of the state due to hunger within four weeks. ANI

Pakistan claims it has photographic evidence on covert Indian activities
Pakistan on Thursday accused India of destabilizing Pakistan by funding and covertly supplying weapons to terrorists. ANI

India-Pakistan talks conclude, differences remain
Although India and Pakistan both said that the foreign secretary level talks is a first step towards the resumption of formal dialogues, certain differences could be sensed from the outcome of the discussions, which included serious issues like terrorism, Mumbai attacks, Kashmir and Balochistan. ANI

Security would be provided to Husain: Pillai
Union Home Secretary G K Pillai on Thursday said that enough security would be provided to renowned artist M F Husain if he returns to India, adding that no case is pending against him in any of the courts of the country. ANI

Holding Indo-Pak talks is a Black Day in Indian history: Gadkari
BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Thursday criticized Indian governments move to hold foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan, and termed it as a Black Day in Indian history. ANI

Jaipur colour manufacturers charged up for Holi festival
With the festival of colours Holi round the corner, colour manufacturers in Jaipur are working day and night to meet the demands of the market. ANI

Pak wants good ties with India, says dealing with terrorism generically self-defeating
Visiting Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir on Thursday said it was important for the governments of both Pakistan and India to show political will to resolve key bilateral issues like Kashmir and the water dispute, and added that dealing with the issue of terrorism in a generic manner is a self-defeating exercise. ANI

Jharkhand police swings into action following Maoist attack
The state police have swung into action following the Maoist attack that took place on Thursday in Jharkhands Gumla district. ANI

IAF conducts dress rehearsal ahead of Vayu Shakti-2010
The Indian Air Force has conducted dress rehearsal and displayed mammoth firepower demonstration (FPD) ahead of the Vayu Shakti-2010 at the Chandan Air-to-Air Range at Pokhran in Rajasthan. ANI

Raj Thackeray gets bail in rioting cases, hours after surrender
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray was on Thursday released on bail, hours after surrendering before a court in Gangapur in Maharashtras Aurangabad district in connection with four cases of rioting filed against him in 2008. ANI

50-year-old village head attends school in Madhya Pradesh
An illiterate 50-year-old village head from Madhya Pradeshs Harda district has set an example for all, by attending a school at the village. ANI

Balochistan, other issues were discussed: Indian foreign secretary
Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Thursday replied in the affirmative when asked whether the issue of Balochistan figured in her talks with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir. ANI

India tells Pak 26/11 attack a symptom of a larger problem
India on Thursday said that it had told Pakistan that the Mumbai attack was a symptom of a larger problem - that of the continued existence and unhindered activities of organisations, such as Lashkar-e-Toiba/ Jamaat ud Dawa, Hizb ul Mujahideen etc. from Pakistani territory and territory under Pakistans control to perpetrate terrorist violence against India. ANI

India hands over three terror-related dossiers to Pak, says wont shut doors on talks
India on Thursday handed over three terror-related dossiers to a Pakistan delegation led by Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir, and firmly called on Islamabad to act decisively against terrorists operating from its soil. ANI

Climate Change: Government preparing NATCOM II
The Economic Survey for 2009-10 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in Parliament on Thursday has revealed that the Government is engaged in preparing the National Communication II (NATCOM II) that gives an inventory of the greenhouse gas emissions in India. ANI

NAC to be constituted for effective implementation of Education Act
The Economic Survey for 2009-10 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in Parliament on Thursday states that the universalisation of Elementary Education of adequate quality to ensure satisfactory learning standards is an objective that needs to be pursued vigorously. ANI

Government adopts multi-pronged approach to correct uneven progress in health indicators
The Economic Survey for 2009-10 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in Parliament on Thursday has revealed that an assessment of the performance of the countrys health related indicators suggests that significant gains have been made over the years. ANI

India will not take attack on its students in Australia lightly: Krishna
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Thursday said India will not take attack on its students in Australia lightly. ANI

Lieutenant General Rath withdraws petition from the Armed Forces Tribunal
The former commander of 33 Corps, Lieutenant General P K Rath withdrew his petition from the Armed Forces Tribunal against his court martial in the Sukhna Land Scam on Thursday. ANI

India-Pakistan talks conclude, differences surface
India and Pakistan on Thursday took a first step towards strengthening their relationships after a meeting between the foreign secretaries of both countries, but certain differences could be sensed from the outcome of the discussions, which included terrorism, the 2008 Mumbai attacks and Kashmir. ANI

Police baton charge government employees
At least a dozen people were injured here on Thursday, when the police baton charged the state government employees demanding all the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission. ANI

Economic Survey says industrial growth has revived to 7.7 percent in 2009-10
The Economic Survey for 2009-10 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in Parliament on Thursday has revealed a recovery in the industrial sector as corroborated by both the data on national accounts and the index of industrial production (IIP). ANI

Economic Survey says Indias trade prospects has brightened in 2010
The Economic Survey for 2009-10 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in Parliament on Thursday has revealed Indias share in world merchandise exports after remaining unchanged at 1.1 percent between 2007 and 2008, reached 1.2 percent in 2009 (Jan-June) mainly due to the relatively greater fall in world export growth than India. ANI

Indias trade negotiations to be centered on WTO talks outcome
The Economic Survey for 2009-10 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in Parliament on Thursday has revealed that the Doha round of trade negotiations at the WTO will remain at the center of Indias trade negotiations, as it did during 2007 and 2008 to ensure further progress on complex subjects. ANI

Econonomic Survey says bank credit has grown by 13.9 per cent
The Economic Survey for 2009-10 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in Parliament on Thursday has revealed that bank credit has recorded a growth of 13.9 per cent as on January 15, 2010 on year on year basis compared to 22 per cent during the corresponding period in the previous year. ANI

India asks Pakistan to take action against 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed
India on Thursday reportedly raised all key issues on terrorism with Pakistan, asking it to take stern action against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed. ANI

Tibetans-in-exile mark centenary of 13th Dalai Lamas exile to India
The Tibetans living in exile in India marked the centenary of the 13th Dalai Lamas exile to India here today. ANI

Farmers protest proposed cement plant in Gujarat
Farmers and villagers of Mahuva town in Gujarat today carried out a protest march from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad against the setting up of a cement plant beside a water body. ANI

Maoists kill man, blow up school building in Jharkhand
A man was shot dead and three trucks set on fire by suspected Maoists in Jharkhand Gumla district today. ANI

BSF recovers 15 kg heroin at Indo-Pak border
The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday seized 15 kilograms of heroin from Punjabs Ajnala sector along the Indo-Pak border. ANI

BJP demands parliamentary probe on price rise
The opposition led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the alleged food scam that has led to the increase in prices of essential commodities like wheat, rice, pulses and sugar. ANI

SGPC performs Akhand Paath in memory of Taliban-beheaded Sikhs
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) the main body of the Sikhs, initiated a Akhand Paath (continued recitation) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of the Sikhs at Golden Temple a the memory in the two Pakistani Sikhs brutally killed by the Taliban. ANI

Sushma Swaraj lashes out at Pawar over price rise
Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Thursday lashed out at Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, blaming him directly for the rise in sugar prices. ANI

Menu at Indo-Pak pow-wow
So, what is in a menu you might ask. Oh a world and more. Especially, if it is to do with a high profile lunch hosted by the Indian foreign office for a Pakistani delegation. ANI

ATS cop shot during a mock drill in Surat
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), Subhash Trivedi, accidentally shot and wounded an Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) inspector during a mock drill at the Surat airport on Wednesday evening. ANI

Court bans use of CCTV footage of bombed German Bakery
In response to an application filed by the Maharashtra Anti Terror squad (ATS), a special court in Pune has put a ban on all television news channels from showing the CCTV footage of the German Bakery blast. ANI

Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary talks end
Talks between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan have ended, and according to television reports, both sides have reportedly agreed to start the process for holding delegation-level talks. ANI

Police officer, Maoist killed in encounter in West Bengal
A police officer and a Maoist were killed and two others injured in a gunfight between the security forces and the ultras at Sarenga in West Bengals Bankura district today. ANI

Soren meets Chidambaram, says Jharkhand working with Centre to tackle Maoists
Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren called on Home Minister P Chidambaram here on Wednesday and briefed him on the various measures taken by his government to tackle Naxals. ANI

India celebrates Tendulkars ODI double hundred
Cricket fans in India rejoiced after cricketer Sachin Tendulkar created history by scoring the first double century in one-day internationals against South Africa in the second one day international at Gwalior on Wednesday. ANI

Maneka Gandhi slams new clauses in Wildlife Act 1942
Noted animal rights activist and former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has slammed the Wildlife Protection Act 1942, including the proposed new clauses, and termed it the worst Wildlife Act. ANI

Media walks out of first World Cup hockey promotional event
The media boycotted a promotional event of the forthcoming hockey World Cup here on Wednesday over the strict restrictions imposed by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on the coverage of the tournament. ANI

Mukherjee to table Economic Survey
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will table the Economic Survey in Parliament today. ANI

Ahmedabad hosts yoga camp for board exam students
In an attempt to improve the psychosocial competence of students appearing for board examinations this year, the city of Ahmedabad organised a yoga camp. ANI

Parliament to discuss price rise issue today
Both Houses of Parliament will discuss the price rise issue on Thursday. ANI

Balochistan and Kashmir to be raised in talks with India: Pak Foreign Secretary
Barely minutes before the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan are to meet for crucial and significant day-long talks at Hyderabad House here, Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir said both Balochistan and Kashmir will be on the agenda for Thursdays talks. ANI

Jumbo calves in Jalpaiguri are specially trained for patrolling
Wildlife authorities here are imparting special patrolling training to rescued elephant calves at the Jaldapara wildlife sanctuary in West Bengals Jalpaiguri District. ANI

India, Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks today
Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan are meeting at Hyderabad House here this morning almost a year-and-a-half after the composite dialogue process was suspended following the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. ANI

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Forex Rates on February 25, 2010

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 46.36 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 71.0467 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 62.42 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 51.82 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of February 2010

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