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  1. The poor need real rupees, not symbols

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Deep Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Deep Kisor Datta-Ray India has unveiled a fancy new symbol for its currency. Replacing the staid 'Rs', the new keyboard-compatible symbol reduces four keystrokes to one. The new symbol is also designed to distinguish India's rupee from the clutter of other countries that also use the word- or some variation of it, like Indonesia's rupiah. Its wide use ...

  2. Beijing keen to avoid maritime row with India

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Beijing has shown restraint in India's involvement in South China Sea oil exploration, according to a scholar who also said China had kept a low ... International Relations, said China was trying to persuade India to steer clear of the South China Sea to avoid further problems in the disputed waters. 'China doesn't want India to work ...

  3. India essential to credibility of Asian Games

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com India's presence at the Asian Games is essential to make the tournament 'meaningful', Asian Cricket Council chief executive Syed Ashraful Huq says. The ACC head, one of many top overseas cricketing dignitaries and personalities feted by the Sixes this year, was confident that the Board of Control for Cricket in India would send ...

  4. The land that time forgot?

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray Much has been written of India's lingering cultural footprint in Southeast Asia. But the current elections, as the world's largest democracy with 675 million voters seeks to renew itself, are a reminder that the Mongoloid races are also a vibrant, if unsuspected, presence in the eight states of northeastern India bounded by Nepal, Bhutan, ...

  5. India foils attempt to bring China into South Asian group

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S.N.M Abdi in Calcutta India has thwarted a bid by smaller neighbours to make China a permanent member of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (Saarc). A senior Indian ... dominated by India, ahead of this week's Saarc summit in Thimpu, Bhutan. But the proposal- seconded by Pakistan and Bangladesh- was dropped from the agenda of the Thimpu summit after Bhutan, ...

  6. News - Asia

    Asia news in brief- August 27, 2012

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Powerful typhoon pounds Japan's south TOKYO- The strongest typhoon to hit Okinawa in several years lashed the southern Japanese island and surrounding areas, injuring four people and cutting off power to about 57,000 households. Residents were told t ...

  7. Beijing to tap India's expertise in terror fight

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in New Delhi China and India have raised the level of engagement in their strategic dialogue in view of the unrest in Xinjiang, an official said yesterday. Beijing wants to tap into India's expertise in dealing with insurgency- particularly Islamic extremism. It proposed raising the level of the ongoing Sino-Indian Strategic Co-operative Partnership during ...

  8. India denies Uygur leader's visa request

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in India', The Telegraph reported. A senior Indian official told the daily: 'We have an understanding with the Chinese government that we will not allow Indian soil to be used for political ... commentator who has been posted to Beijing and Washington, said: 'I support India's decision as China has consistently called her the chief instigator in Xinjiang and gone to the extent ...

  9. Imagining India

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by N. Jayaram

    ... N. Jayaram Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani Allen Lane, HK$252 Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of the transnational company, Infosys, earned fame for having inspired Thomas L. Friedman's 2005 book, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. In between overseeing one of India's top information technology companies and serving on national ...

  10. Unfazed by attacks, Tourism Board pushes India links

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... arrivals from India have increased by more than 70 per cent. Last year, visitor numbers grew by 8 per cent, while in the first nine months of this year the number reached 268,916, a 13.5 per cent increase over the same period last year. India, with its rapidly growing economy and rising middle class, has been targeted as a key market as European and North American markets slow down. Tarun ...




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