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May 4, 2007

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Bihar today

FBI failed to act on Headley's wife's terror link expose 3 yrs before Mumbai attacks

Craven's horror flicks 'were inspired by real stories'

RBI will intervene if inflows turn lumpy: Subbarao

Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi

Now, laser technology that destroys tumours using heat

Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children

India News / Press Releases on May 4, 2007

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Seven injured in Assam blast
At least seven persons, all of them Hindi-speaking, were injured in a car bomb explosion triggered by the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) here on Friday. ANI

All India Minorities Front alleges violation of model code of conduct
The All India Minorities Front today alleged that the model code of conduct is being violated by political parties with impunity in Gorakahpur where the last phase of UP elections will be held on May 8. ANI

Nuke deal with US is for Indias sustainable and secure energy need: Pranab
Reaffirming UPA Governments commitment to the Indo-US civilian nuclear energy cooperation, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said here that the core aim behind the deal is to have a secure and sustainable energy sources for ensuring countrys high economic growth rates. ANI

Violence haunts Nandigram victims at relief camps
Violence continues to haunt the victims of Nandigram, with the miscreants attacking them even in relief camps. ANI

Rahul slams opposition parties of partisan attitude
Congress Party MP from Amethi Rahul Gandhi today accused parties like Samajwadi Party, BJP and BSP for having partisan attitude towards people. ANI

Seven medics charged for deaths of 38 newborns in Kerala hospital
The Kerala Police on Friday registered a case against seven medical professionals in connection with the deaths of 38 newborns at state-run Sree Avittam Tirunal (SAT) Hospital here. ANI

Varanasi school celebrates Watermelon Day
A school in Varanasi organised Watermelon Day on Friday to promote consumption of the fruit and wean students away from junk food and aerated drinks. ANI

Consultative Committee discusses draft of criminal justice system
A meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Home Affairs was held here today to discuss issues relating to the Draft National Policy on Criminal Justice. ANI

Army voices opposition to troops withdrawal from Kashmir
The General Commanding-in-Chief (GOC) of 15 Corps Lt Gen A S Sekhon today said that the issue of demilitarisation should not be taken with emotions, and any decision on it should be arrived only after carrying out proper research. ANI

Names surface of more Parliament members linked to human trafficking case
Human trafficking kingpin Rasheed, who had surrendered on Thursday, has reportedly named several politicians in the scam during his interrogation. ANI

No security breach at airports, says Centre(Lead: Air port)
The Government today clarified that there has been no breach of security at the airports of the country. ANI

Mercury soars in Gujarat during wedding season
Gujarat is reeling under heat wave, like several parts in the north and west of the country. ANI

US senators letter to PM, Sethu Samudram project rock Parliament
The Parliament today witnessed noisy scenes with the opposition members in both the Houses protesting against the Government on two different issues -US senators letter to Prime Minister on ties with Iran and the Sethu Samudram project. ANI

Manipur Assembly by polls on June 2
The elections to the Khongbok and Khundrakpam assembly constituencies in Manipur will be held on June 2. ANI

Gujarat Fake encounter net widens, Pathans kin to move Supreme Court
In yet another instance of an alleged fake encounter killing by the Gujarat Police, kin of Samir Khan Pathan are all set to move the Supreme Court for a detailed probe to unravel the truth. ANI

You voted for Mulayam, he cheated you: Rahul Gandhi
Coming down heavily on the Uttar Pradesh Government and accusing Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav of indulging in mere power game, Amethi Congress MP Rahul Gandhi today said that Yadav had breached the trust of the people. ANI

Supreme Court says no to increase compensation to Bhopal victims
The Supreme Court on Friday ruled out the five-time compensation for the 1984 Bhopal gas victims, as put forth by several NGOs through petitions filed in the apex court. ANI

Praful Patel to flag off inaugural Surat-Delhi flight
Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel shall receive the inaugural flight of the national carrier Indian from Delhi to Surat in Gujarat on May 6. ANI

Parliamentary Committee on Civil Aviation meets
The Parliamentary Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation met here today and expressed concern about the reported security breach at airports. ANI

Orissa villagers fear losing homes to soil erosion
Several families in a small hamlet along the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa are living in constant fear of their homes being wiped out soon due to massive soil erosion. ANI

Army recovers IED, averts major tragedy in Tinsukia
The Indian Army today averted a major tragedy by timely detecting an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which was placed at Chikajan in Tinsukia to target a military patrol team by the rebel United liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). ANI

Abandoned plane disrupts traffic in Mumbai suburb
An abandoned Boeing 737 in a busy suburb of Mumbai has been blocking traffic for the last five days with no effort by authorities to remove the plane. ANI

Two BSP workers nabbed at Rahul Gandhis hotel in UP
Two Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) workers, carrying firearms, were arrested from a hotel in Faizabad where Congress MP and Nehru-Gandhi scion Rahul Gandhi was staying. ANI

Swedish Foreign Minister meets PM
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today and discussed several bilateral and international issues of mutual interest to both countries. ANI

Nepali Congress district presidents meet begins
A meeting of the district presidents of the Nepali Congress (NC), which is expected to advise the central leadership on key political issues, began at Lalitpur on Friday morning. ANI

Jamia Millia Islamia honours Arjun Singh
Finally, Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh has a reason to smile as Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will open a building and a road in his name this evening. ANI

When a sister marries her sister-in-law in Vadodara
A tribal community of Gujarat has a unique wedding tradition that requires an unmarried sister to act as a bridegroom by replacing her brother during the marriage ceremony. ANI

Indore scrap collector collects old newspapers in his car!
We are all familiar with the local Raddiwallah (or scrap collector) visiting colonies shouting for old newspapers on a bicycle. He doesnt enjoy any special status in society, but Indores Gopal Sharma is a Raddiwallah with a difference. ANI

Police lodge FIR against Kerala Health Minister
The Kerala Police today registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Health Minister PK Sreemathi. ANI

Now, Jaipur dolls for American children with love
An exporter in Jaipur is supplying traditional dolls for cancer-affected and destitute children in the United States. ANI

NAFED procuring wheat from Pak at Rs.100 above MSP
The National Agricultural Marketing Cooperative Federation of India Limited (NAFED) has already submited a buying contract with Pakistan wheat exporters at the rate of around Rs.950, which is 100 rupees more than the Centres Minimum Support Price (MSP) of wheat. ANI

500-km-long cross-country cycle rally flagged off in Tripura
A cross-country cycle rally was flagged off on Friday with the aim of motivating youths to take up country-building activities. ANI

Kalam to present Nirmal Gram Puraskar awards
President A P J Abdul Kalam will distribute the third Nirmal Gram Puraskar (NGP) awards to selected Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) functionaries here this evening. ANI

Six people killed in Kathua during land encroachment clash with police
At least six persons were injured in Jammu and Kashmirs Kathua District, as police baton charged tribesmen who had reportedly encroached upon government land. ANI

Jalandhar students win NASAs annual space settlement contest
Jalandhars Apeejay School has done the country proud by winning the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations (NASA) annual space settlement contest. ANI

Firozabad villagers re-enact Holi to atone for earlier blasphemy
It is three months since people celebrated Holi, the festival of colours, but residents of Uttar Pradeshs Firozabad District have decided to celebrate Holi to atone for an act construed as blasphemy by conservative in the area. ANI

Mumbai protests as Gujarat denies right of way for Dahej-Uran gas pipeline
Hundreds of people from various social and political fora have hit the streets of Mumbai to protest Gujarats refusal to allow the Dahej-Uran gas pipeline to pass through its territory. ANI

Pakistan seeks level playing field for better trade ties with India
Pakistans High Commissioner to India, Shahid Malik, has called upon New Delhi to revise its tariff and non-tariff structure and create a level playing field for bettering bilateral trade. ANI

Hindalco Industries Ltd Record Annual Revenues at Rs. 18,313.0 Crores
Hindalco Industries Ltd, the flagship Company of the Aditya Birla Group has reported a sterling performance for the Quarter ending March 31, 2007. Net sales at Rs. 4748.9 Crores is up by 30% over Q4 of FY06 (Rs. 3657.4 Crores). Profit before Tax rose by 20% and Profit after Tax increased by 15% vis-a-vis Q4 of FY06. Business Wire India

Aditya Birla Nuvo, An Aditya Birla Group Company Reports Good Performance for the Year Ended March 31, 2007
The Company's consolidated turnover of Rs. 8258.0 Crores is up by 65% over Rs. 5006.9 Crores achieved in the preceding year. The Company's stand-alone turnover at Rs. 3420.5 Crores grew by 29% vis-a-vis Rs. 2642.0 Crores attained in the preceding year. Business Wire India

Paris EUROPLACE Mumbai Financial Forum Offers a Platform for Dialogue between the European and Indian Financial Community
Business Wire India

Importance of 'Driver Control' Encourages Penetration of AMTs and DCTs in the European Market
Business Wire India

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Bullion Market / Gold & Silver Prices on May 4, 2007

Mumbai Bullion Market

99.5 Purity Gold: Rs. 9130
99.9 Purity Gold: Rs. 9080
Silver (Kg): Rs. 18970

Delhi Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18850
Standard gold: Rs. 9190

Kolkatta Bullion Market

Gold: Rs. 9215
Silver: Rs. 18600

Indore Bullion Market

Gold (10 grams): Rs. 9190
Silver (1Kg): Rs. 18750

Bhopal Bullion Market

Gold (10 grams): Rs. 9150
Silver (1Kg): Rs. 18750

Chennai Bullion Market

Bar Silver (Kg): Rs. 18285
24 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 9100
22 carat gold (10 grams): Rs. 8430

Bullion Rates on May 4, 2007 for All Major Indian Cities

Bullion prices presented here are indicative and are for general information only. Please check with your Gold Merchant or a local bank for latest and correct prices. All prices are in Indian National Rupees only.

Forex Rates on May 4, 2007

1 United States Dollar (USD) = 40.9 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 GBP = 81.29 Indian National Rupees (INR)

1 Euro = 55.47 Indian National Rupees (INR)

100 Japanese Yens = 34.01 Indian National Rupees (INR)

All Forex Rates of May 2007

Forex Rates presented here are historic data and for indicative purpose only. Please contact your Central Bank, Money Changers, Foreign Exchange Agent or Travel Desk for the correct and accurate convertion rates. Rates here are the closing rates in IST.

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