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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

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National Mission on Education via ICT meant to benefit the rural children
Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal has said that the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology is meant to ensure all e-learning applications should be free of cost, so as to make high quality learning material and processes accessible to students in rural and undeveloped areas. ANI

Kasab was sentenced on the basis of oral, technical evidences: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday said that Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving Pakistani gunman of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was found guilty and sentenced on the basis of oral and technical evidences instead of his confession. ANI

Mumbai celebrates Kasabs death sentence
Residents in Mumbai city distributed sweets and burst firecrackers on Thursday to celebrate the death sentence awarded to Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving Pakistani terrorist of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. ANI

Headscarf controversy in Kerala School
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has written to the Believers Church English Medium School, Gurupuram Avalookkunnu, Alappuzha, Kerala enquiring from them the veracity of the news report of the exit from the school of a Muslim girl over headscarf. ANI

Promoting sustainable energy in India
Timothy J Roemer, United States Ambassador to India on Thursday said that while climate challenges are urgent, there is also an opportunity for developing sustainable energy in countries like India. ANI

NASA selects three Maharashtra students for international symposium
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has chosen three Indian students from Nagpur city of Maharashtra, to attend the 29th annual International Space Development Conference. ANI

Kasab yet to decide on appeal against verdict
K. P. Pawar, the defence lawyer of Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving Pakistani terrorist of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, on Thursday said that the decision about appealing to the High Court against the death sentence would be taken after consultations with the convict. ANI

BJP demonstrates against water shortage
Activists and leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a demonstration here on Thursday, to express their ire against water shortage in New Delhi. ANI

Government asks people to be vigilant about Maoists propaganda
The Union Government on Thursday asked the people to be vigilant about Maoist propaganda as the banned organization is trying to establish contact with non-government organizations (NGO) and intellectuals. ANI

Sikkim Annual Plan 2010-11 finalised
Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Thursday finalised the annual plan for the year 2010-11 for Sikkim. ANI

Activists set out on peace march in Maoist-infested Chhattisgarh
A group consisting of academics, Gandhian workers, scientists, and social activists from all religions took out a peace march in Raipur on Thursday, calling for an end to a civil-war like situation in the Maoist-infested Chhattisgarhs Dantewada District. ANI

India wants extradition of Kasab co-conspirators:S M Krishna
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Thursday said that India would press for extradition of 26/11 prime accused Ajmal Amir Kasabs co-conspirators, who are based in Pakistan so that they also could be brought to justice. ANI

Citizens forum holds peace conclave in Assam
The newly floated citizens forum in Assam organised a daylong conclave to push forward the deadlocked peace process in the state. ANI

Assams Kohinoor mobile theatre performs in Delhi
A popular urban mobile theatre company from Assam performed their plays during a festival held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) in New Delhi recently. ANI

Ambika Soni condoles journalists death
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni on Thursday condoled the death of Ajay Tiwari, a field reporter with Hindi News channel Sahara Samay, who died while covering a major fire that broke out in a factory-cum-godown in Dabri in South-West Delhi. ANI

Kasabs conviction must not lead to complacency(Article)
Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist caught alive in the aftermath of the 26/11 terrorist attack at Mumbai has been found guilty of 80 out of 86 charges by the special court of Judge ML Tahilyani and has been sentenced to death. ANI

J-K locals find antique idols inside caves
Locals in Jammu and Kashmirs Kathua District have found several antique idols, including that of Lord Shiva (Hindu god) and Lord Sheshnag (Hindu serpent deity), insides the caves of Billawar town. ANI

Uttarakhand Congress demands CMs resignation over corruption charges
Uttarakhand leader of Opposition and Congress leader Harak Singh Rawat has demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank over allegations of corruption in the allotment of a hydro-power project. ANI

Gene Bank at Agricultural University in Tamil Nadu to benefit farmers
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University has established a Gene Bank within its premises in Coimbatore city here, so that the farmers and breeders benefit from it. ANI

BJP stages demo before parliament over misuse of CBI by Centre
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday staged a protest before Parliament charging Union Government with misuse of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). ANI

Mumbai Special Court sentences Kasab to death
A Mumbai Special Court on Thursday sentenced the lone surviving Pakistani terrorist of the 26/11 attacks Ajmal Amir Kasab to death on four counts. ANI

Hailstones damage mango crop in Maharashtra
Farmers are lamenting the damage to their mango crops in various regions of Maharashtra due to hailstones and early rainfall. ANI

Jaipur puppeteer teaches puppetry to school children
Renowned puppeteer Dadi Pudumjee organized a workshop for schoolteachers of Jaipur in order to promote the art of puppetry and puppet-making in the schools. ANI

SC gives green signal for private universities admissions
The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed 44 private deemed universities, which the Centre is trying to shut down, to go ahead with the admission process for the upcoming academic year. ANI

Orissa bonded labourers rescue themselves from clutches of serfdom
Over 11 elders including women and a couple of children hailing from Orissas Koratpur District managed to save themselves from the clutches of serfdom in an obscure village of Karnataka. ANI

Uttarakhands scientists use cow urine for improved apiculture
Apiculturists in Uttarakhand are making use of cow urine to prevent bees from contacting microbial diseases during the rearing process. ANI

Threatened by Maoists, police officials in Gaya lock themselves inside police station
The fear of Maoists looms so large in Bihars Gaya District that police officials locked themselves inside the police station of Dumariya even during daylight hours. ANI

Jharkhand police to question scribes fianci, friends
A team of Jharkhand Police has arrived here to question journalist Nirupama Pathaks fianci Priyabhanshu Ranjan on Thursday. ANI

MPLADS constitutionally valid, says Supreme Court
In landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of the MPs Local Area Development (MPLAD) Fund. ANI

We are still a part of UPA: Mamata Banerjee
Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee has reiterated that her party is still a part of the UPA coalition at the Centre despite snapping ties with the Congress party for the upcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls. ANI

Maritime security strengthened along Gujarat coast
The Coast Guard has strengthened security across the coastline of the Veraval area in Gujarat following intelligence inputs of some militants trying to sneaking into the Indian territory using the route. ANI

Gujarat district facing acute water shortage
Residents of Gujarats Patan district are facing acute water shortage due to the ongoing maintenance work on the Narmada canal. ANI

DU teachers demand VCs resignation and legal action against him
The Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) staged a demonstration here on Wednesday demanding the resignation of Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental over the radiation leak fiasco. ANI

Mumbai Special Court to pronounce Kasab sentence today
A Mumbai Special Court, which conducted the trial of 26/11 terror strikes, is all set to announce the quantum of punishment on Thursday. ANI

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Forex Rates on May 6, 2010

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 45.4 Indian National Rupees (INR)

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1 Euro = 57.91 Indian National Rupees (INR)

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