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Sri Lanka may accept Indian rupee for local transactions

Sri Lanka is considering the possibility of allowing the use of the Indian rupee for local transactions just like the dollar, euro and yen to facilitate Indian tourists and businessmen, Foreign Minister Ali Sabry said on Saturday. Sabry was briefing the media here on President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to India …

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India, Australia explore easing whiskey exports

NEW DELHI : A newly formed India-Australia joint working group is looking at the possibility of a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) that would help Indian whiskey makers tap into the Australian market, which has a significant Indian population and growth opportunity, two people aware of the development said. India and …

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Death toll caused by western India landslide climbs to 21

On Wednesday, a landslide caused by India’s torrential rains swept dozens of people. The landslide buried 17 houses and caused at least 21 deaths, but many others are still feared trapped beneath the piles of debris. Several of the 75 people rescued were taken to a hospital for treatment, according …

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Buddhist Art From India: Where the Natural Meets the Supernatural

At the press opening for the Metropolitan Museum’s beyond-beautiful “Tree & Serpent: Early Buddhist Art in India, 200 BCE-400 CE,” five red-robed monks chanted Pali blessings, the vocalized equivalent of oceanic silence. The ancient sculptures around them projected a different, visual music: Forest birds sang, mythical creatures roared, and semi-divine …

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