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India to Use Indelible Ink to Ensure People Change Cash Only Once

By Neha Dasgupta and Promit Mukherjee NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Nov 15 – Indian banks will use indelible ink to ensure that people only change old notes for new ones once under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheme to fight “black money”, resorting to a tactic used to prevent multiple voting in elections. The step comes a week

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Anger Rising in India as Banks Slow to Dispense Cash to Millions

By Sanjeev Miglani and Nidhi Verma NEW DELHI, Nov 12 – Anger intensified in India on Saturday as banks struggled to dispense cash following the government’s decision to withdraw large denomination notes in an attempt to uncover billions of dollars in undeclared wealth. Tempers frayed as hundreds of thousands of people queued for hours outside

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India’s Shock Bank Note Ban Sparks Cash Chaos

By Sankalp Phartiyal and Neha Dasgupta MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, Nov 10  – Indians struggled to pay for basics goods like food and fuel on Wednesday and fretted about their savings, after the government withdrew 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation in a bid to flush out money hidden from the tax man. The shock measure

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India’s Modi, at Summit, calls Pakistan “Mother-Ship of Terrorism”

By Douglas Busvine and Denis Pinchuk GOA, India, Oct 16 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi branded Pakistan a “mother-ship of terrorism” at a summit of the BRICS nations on Sunday, testing the cohesion of a group whose heavyweight member China is a close ally of its South Asian arch-rival. Modi’s remarks to a meeting

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Pakistani Rebel Chief says Would Welcome Help from Arch-Rival India

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, Sept 29 – The elusive leader of a major rebel group fighting for independence in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province said he would welcome cash and other help from India, words likely to alarm Islamabad which accuses New Delhi of stirring trouble there. In his first video interview in five years, Allah Nazar

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India’s Modi Hits out at Pakistan after Attack in Kashmir

MUMBAI – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized Pakistan on Saturday, accusing it of being an exporter of terrorism, and vowing to mount a global campaign to isolate it. The comments follow the Sept. 18 attack on an Indian army camp in Kashmir, which New Delhi blamed on Pakistan. The attack claimed the lives of

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India: Modi’s Report Card

Two years into his reign, the triumphalism of India’s man Friday is paying off By Jyoti Malhotra India’s Modi government is nothing if not bullish about its progress. “From the policy paralysis that we inherited when we came to power in mid-2014 to becoming the fastest growing economy in the world is no mean achievement,” India’s

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