How to Force Apache To Show a HTTP-410 Gone Status Code

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I removed www.example.com/foo/file.html from my domain. But, it is still being crawled by Google/Yahoo and many other bots. How do I return a HTTP-410 gone error i.e. tell these bots that resource permanently does not exist using Apache HTTPD server on a CentOS/RHEL/Fedora/Ubuntu/Debian and Unix-like operating system?