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May 12, 2010

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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 May 12, 2010

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American virtuoso teaches violin to cleft-lipped children in Varanasi
Famous American violinist Paul Peabody, who played the violin for the Hollywood flick Titanic, imparted violin-playing techniques to cleft-lipped children at the G S Memorial Plastic Surgery Hospital in Uttar Pradeshs Varanasi city. ANI

Hizbul Mujahideen militant says Kashmiris still receive training in PoK camps
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant-cum-trainer Mohammad Ashraf, has said thousands of misguided Kashmiri youth are still receiving training in camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). ANI

Heat, humidity makes life miserable for elephants in Kerala
Elephants in Keralas Kochi city are finding it difficult to cope with the soaring temperatures and heightened humidity, as many owners do not follow animal protection laws frequently and give them optimum care. ANI

Eleven black bucks found dead in Gujarat
Eleven black bucks have been found dead in Visavadar taluka on the outskirts of Gir forest area in Gujarats Junagadh District. ANI

BJP stages nationwide protest against misuse of CBI
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a nationwide protest on Wednesday against the alleged misuse of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government. ANI

Manmohan Singh congratulates Cameron on taking charge as UKs PM
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has congratulated David Cameron, for assuming charge of office as the newly elected Prime Minister of United Kingdom. ANI

Government to review ban on sugar futures after monsoon: Sharad Pawar
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said the government would consider lifting the embargo on sugar futures in trading after assessing the monsoon rains and relevant production. ANI

Conjoined twins ready to go home after surgery
Formerly conjoined twins, Sita and Gita, who were separated at Delhis Batra Hospital earlier in April, are now ready to be sent home. ANI

Antony asks Defence Accounts to expedite pension
Defence Minister A K Antony on Wednesday called for early disbursal of revised pension and arrears to Ex-Servicemen, asking the Defence Finance officials to expedite and further streamline the pension system for the Armed Forces personnel. ANI

Suspected Maoists force Orissa youth to join their cause
With the aim of building a strong youth brigade, suspected Maoists are now threatening the unemployed youth in Orissas Malkangiri District and forcing them to join their group. ANI

Militant infrastructure in Pakistan still a concern: Antony
Defence Minister A K Antony on Wednesday said Pakistans militant infrastructure is still a matter of concern for India. ANI

Illegal construction continues to haunt Mussoories beauty
Despite the Supreme Courts ruling in 1994 banning illegal constructions, the illicit constructions in Uttarakhands Mussoorie city is reportedly affecting the beauty of the hills. ANI

Three Lions order spicy sauces to dull injury-related pain
The Three Lions stars have ordered a vast stock of mouth-numbing Tabasco, Peri-Peri and Wasabi paste sauces to be shipped out to their training camp in South Africa.ccording to The Sun, the red-hot dips are famed for their anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to dull the pain of sporting injuries. ANI

Lack of facilities hampering tourism in Kushinagar
Tourism in Uttar Pradeshs Kushinagar town has come to a halt due to a lack of basic facilities. ANI

No end to political crisis in Jharkhand
The political situation in Jharkhand remains unclear with talks between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and All Jharkhand Student Union (AJSU) reaching a dead end yet again on Wednesday. ANI

Security personnel bust militant hideout in Baramullah
Security personnel busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and explosives in Jammu and Kashmirs Baramullah District. ANI

South Korea calls North Koreas nuclear fusion claim bluff
South Korea has dismissed North Koreas claims of successfully producing a nuclear fusion reaction as untrue. They cite lack of adequate funds and facilities that are necessary for carrying out costly experiments and its lack of nuclear research as the reason for ruling out such claims. ANI

RNRL chief Anil Ambani meets Prime Minister
Reliance Natural Resources Limited (RNRL) chief Anil Ambani met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh at his official residence on Wednesday morning and reportedly expressed his views on the Supreme Courts verdict on the Krishna Godavari Basin Gas row. ANI

China admits man wrongfully imprisoned for 10 years after being tortured to confess
In a startling disclosure, a Chinese man who was jailed for 10 years apparently for committing a murder has said that his confession was obtained as a result of torture during interrogation. ANI

Death sentence to Koli in Nithari murder case
A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Wednesday awarded death sentence to Surender Koli, who was found guilty of murdering seven-year-old Aarti in Noidas Nithari village. ANI

Bathani Tola massacre: Three sentenced to death, 20 get life term
A court here on Wednesday awarded death sentences to three persons and life imprisonment to over 20 others in connection with the infamous Bathani Tola massacre in Bhojpur District in 1996 in which 21 Dalits were killed. ANI

Airfare hike affects tourist inflow to Srinagar
An increase in the airfare rates to Srinagar has affected tourist inflow into the region, leading to diversion of tourist traffic to other destinations. ANI

Shimla nomadic tribes face problems during seasonal migration
People of the nomadic Gaddi tribal community in Shimla complain that they have faced many problems during their seasonal migration. ANI

Home Secretary Pillai meets Nagaland Governor, Chief Minister
Union Home Secretary G K Pillai today met Nagaland Governor Nikhil Kumar and Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in the wake of Manipur government opposing NSCN (IM) T Muivahs visit to his hometown. ANI

China signals willingness to peacefully resolve border-disputes with India
China has expressed its willingness to work toward maintaining peace and stability on the border until differences with India are finally resolved. ANI

Health organization imparts training to HIV-AIDS patients in West Bengal
The West Bengal Voluntary Health Organization, a group providing counselling and support to HIV-AIDS patients in Siliguri, is imarting training in puppet and mask-making to help them become self-dependent. ANI

Government will be able to contain Maoist menace: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said the government is aware of the Maoist menace and has it within its control. ANI

Draft bill on UIDAI to be ready within a month: Nandan Nilekani
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chairman Nandan Nilekani has said the draft bill on the Unique Identity Project would be made ready for public discussion within a months time. ANI

Seven children hacked to death in China
Pressure caused by modern social stress in China has resulted in yet another violent incident in which seven children were hacked to death and at least 20 others injured in a violent attack at a kindergarten school in Shaanxi Province on Wednesday morning. ANI

Huge cache of arms, explosives seized in Poonch
Security forces recovered a huge cache of arms and explosives from a militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmirs Poonch District on Tuesday. ANI

Telecom Regulatory says no to 2-G spectrum auctions, slashes licence fee
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended that as of now, the 2G-spectrum on which mobile phones work, should not be auctioned. ANI

Kapadia takes over as new Chief Justice of India

New Delhi, May 12 (NAI): Justice S H Kapadia was on Wednesday sworn-in as the 38th Chief Justice of India (CJI). ANI

Australia to give 2.4 million dollars for biotechnology research with India
Top scientists will receive funding for cutting-edge research into everything from bioenergy and biofuels to vaccines and medical diagnostics as part of a joint multi-million dollar program with India. ANI

Canadian envoy in Chennai to strengthen trade with Tamil Nadu
Canadas High Commissioner Joseph Caron is visiting Chennai from May 12 to 15 to further strengthen Canadas trade relationship with Tamil Nadu. ANI

Ajay Mathur, DG, Bureau of Energy Efficiency Honoured by Global Alliance as Visionary
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VDOPIA Announced as a WINNER for the Prestigious 2010 TiE50 Awards
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InfoPrint Solutions Launches New Inkjet Platform at IPEX
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American Express Introduces “Pay with Points” in its Membership Rewards® Programme
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Frost & Sullivan to Host an Exclusive Strategy Workshop for the Logistics Sector - ‘Future Supply Chain Strategies’
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Citi India Announces Key Senior Appointments
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Aircel and Balaji Telefilms Ltd Launch India’s first Interactive Detective Audio Series- Kriminal Kaun
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Jagran Solutions takes Mountain Dew “Get Grip on your Fear” Campaign across 7 Cities
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Indiagames and Sidebar Develop Strategic Relationship
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Steria: First Quarter 2010 Revenue Growth of +4.6% to 414.6 million
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Wipro Implements multi-domain Master Data Management Solution at Lexmark
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Create a National Infrastructure Protection Plan: CII- HCL Whitepaper on ‘Safe City’
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Forex Rates on May 12, 2010

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 45.33 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 67.5213 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 57.28 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 48.93 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of May 2010

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