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MHA releases list of civilians killed in Chhattisgarh massacre
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday released a list of 10 civilians whose bodies have been identified from among those killed by Naxals in Chhattisgarhs Dantewada district on Monday (May 17). ANI

Indias economic fundamentals quite strong: Ahluwalia
Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Tuesday lauded Indias robust recovery after the global economic meltdown, asserting that the world has seen that Indias economic fundamentals are quite strong. ANI

No pact with BSP in Uttar Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday ruled out any political understanding with Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). ANI

NHRC slams bureaucratic rigmarole in restoring dignity of Rajasthan village
National Human Rights Commission has said that bureaucratic rigmarole is causing delay in restoration of the dignity of a Rajasthani village that seems to have been named in contravention of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989. ANI

BJP, JMM agree to retain CMs post by rotation
The political drama in Jharkhand finally came to an end on Tuesday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) agreeing to retain the Chief Ministers post for 28 months by each of the two parties. ANI

Prime Minister should clarify stand on Maoist strategy: BJP
In the wake of the Maoist attack that killed over 30 people in Chhattisgarhs Dantewada District, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh should bring the debate on Maoists problem to an end by clarifying his stand on the issue. ANI

Patna University students demand elections for University Union
The students of Bihars Patna University staged a violent protest here on Tuesday demanding elections to the University Union. ANI

Scant rainfall hits export of mango pulp in Tamil Nadu
The export of mango pulp from Tamil Nadus Krishnagiri region has been adversely hit due to inadequate rainfall during the northeast monsoon this year. ANI

Centre approves unique identity card projects approach for data collection
The Central Government has approved the approach adopted by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for collecting demographic and biometric data in order to issue unique identity cards to citizens. ANI

Maoist shutdown compel railway authorities to tighten security in Patna
In the wake of a two-day shutdown call of Maoists in five states, the Railway authorities have tightened its security measures here. ANI

Delhi Govt. backs SCs verdict on Afzal Guru
Faced by Bharatiya Janata Partys criticism of the Congress party, the Sheila Dikshit-led Delhi government on Tuesday decided to back the Supreme Courts verdict to hang Afzal Guru, an accused in the Parliament attack case. ANI

Punjabs border villagers seek strengthening of Saki Nullah
Many villages at the Punjabs border want the bridge over Saki Nallah to be strengthened. ANI

Tourists rush at Patnitop in Jammu and Kashmir
Tourists are flocking to Patnitop, a beautiful hill station near Jammu, to beat the soaring temperature in the plains. ANI

CPI-M, Asian Centre for Human Rights condemn Dantewada massacre
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Asian Centre for Human Rights on Tuesday condemned the Maoist attack that killed over 30 people in Chhattisgarhs Dantewada District, saying it only highlights the bankrupt policies of the left extremist organization, which violate international humanitarian law and constitute war crime. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee says sky is the limit for India-Pakistan business
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said that sky is the limit for India-Pakistan trade to flourish. ANI

Maoist shutdown creates problems for travellers in Bihar
Travellers and commuters are facing problems in Bihars Gaya District as public transport has been put on halt in the wake of the two-day shutdown called by Maoists. ANI

Power shortage in Jammu and Kashmir villages
The non-availability of electricity has created problems for the people residing in over 35 villages of Jammu and Kashmirs Doda District. ANI

Centre airlifts essential commodities to Imphal
pur), May 18 (ANIThe Central Government is airlifting essential commodities like medicines, life saving drugs and food grains to Imphal because of their shortage caused by the blockade of the Kohima Imphal highway. ANI

Infected girls dine with a stranger with Hepatitis B awareness campaign
A Chinese girl with Hepatitis B found a unique way to raise awareness about the virus-she took to the streets holding a sign saying Will you have dinner with a HBV carrier. ANI

Shikara business increases as tourist season peaks in Kashmir
Shikara, a wooden boat, is in huge demand in Kashmir as large number of tourists flock the valley during summer season. ANI

Sonia Gandhis way barred by villagers near Rae Bareily
People of a village near Rae Bareily blocked the passage of Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday to demand the construction of a proper barrier at a nearby railway crossing. ANI

Rizwan case: Calcutta HC directs CBI to initiate fresh probe
The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to start fresh investigation into computer graphics teacher Rizwanur Rahmans murder case. ANI

Heroin worth millions seized in Delhi, two nabbed
A large cache of heroin worth millions of rupees has been seized here on Monday. ANI

Chinas once richest tycoon gets 14 years in prison for corruption
Chinese magnate, Huang Guangyu, once Chinas richest man, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for illegal business dealings, insider trading and corporate bribery. ANI

Top Indian Army Commanders to discuss Naxal violence
The Naxal violence, which is spreading at an alarming rate and is regarded as the biggest internal challenge to the countrys security, will come up for discussion during the ongoing Army Commanders Conference on Tuesday. ANI

Maoists call for 48 hour shutdown in five states begins
The government asked five states to tighten security and take maximum precaution during the 48-hour shutdown called by the Maoists beginning Tuesday. ANI

Manmohan Singh calls high level meet to review Naxal strategy
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has called a high level meeting on Tuesday to review the governments strategy to tackle the Maoists. ANI

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Forex Rates on May 18, 2010

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 45.55 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 65.9268 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 56.37 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 49.16 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of May 2010

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