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100 Indian Tanks Now Near China Border In Eastern Ladakh, More To Come

India did briefly use tanks here in the 1962 India-China war (five were air dropped) but they were withdrawn after the humiliating defeat. Now, the tanks of the Indian Army are back in Eastern Ladakh for good.

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-positions-tanks-in-eastern-ladakh-t...

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Facebook under fire for 'censoring' Kashmir-related posts and accounts

  • Photos, videos and accounts deleted after killing of militant by Indian army
  • ‘Why is it that only Muslims get blocked?’ asks user after account blocked

 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jul/19/facebook-under-fire-c...

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Sushma Swaraj, On South China Sea, What Have You Done?

http://www.ndtv.com/opinion/modi-is-dragging-india-into-a-us-china-confl...

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kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

September 2, 2016

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The working class of India struck back hard on Friday in a nationally coordinated labor action led by the Center of Indian Trade Unions. The historic work stoppage is by far the largest strike the country—and possibly the world—has ever seen, and reflects a high degree of class-conscious militancy on the subcontinent.

The workers' demands include monetary controls to prevent inflation, universal social security coverage, a rise in the minimum wage, an end to pro-employer labor law amendments, an assured pension for the entire working population, and a ban on foreign ownership of the country's strategic sectors, such as defense, insurance and railways. India's broad and diverse communist movement took the lead in preparing the ground for the nationwide action.

 

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/multimedia/India-Engulfed-in-Red-Banner...

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kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

A move to offset corruption by the Indian government has left some Canadians holding potentially worthless rupees.

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He said the action was being taken to combat corruption, money laundering and counterfeiting in India, where there is a significant amount of so-called undeclared, untaxed "black money.''

People in India were told to deposit their discontinued notes in banks and post office savings accounts before the end of the year. They were also told they could exchange limited amounts for new 500 and 2,000 rupee bills that are being delivered.

But for anyone with the cancelled currency outside India _ including members of the large Indian diaspora in Canada — there appears to be confusion on what to do with the discontinued bills.

The High Commission of India in Ottawa said it did not yet have any official guidance on the matter.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/11/12/india-rupee-canadians-worthless-...

 

 

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Canada phased out the penny a few years ago, but this from the Royal Canadian Mint:

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How long will I have to turn in my pennies?

The penny will retain its value indefinitely. As such, there is no time limit for redeeming pennies.

So businesses may choose not to accept them at the till, but there's no specific day on which they become valueless.  If there were such a day then that's the day I'd be out $11.64.