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ivanivlc   , 27

from West New York


In India, An Old Profession Is Fashionable Again: The Gold Mule

SGX CNX Nifty Index futures for August delivery increased 0.1 percent at 9:32 a.m. in Singapore. Indias markets are closed for a holiday. The sale of cash management bills, news which typically mature within 91 days, is in addition to about 150 billion rupees of bonds auctioned each Friday as part of the governments budgeted borrowing program. The Finance Ministry also issues about 120 billion rupees of treasury bills, which mature in at least 91 days, every Wednesday. The central bank will sell 35-day and 34-day cash management bills worth 220 billion rupees in two separate auctions on Aug. 12 and Aug.
Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-08/india-adds-to-cash-supply-curbs-as-rupee-volatility-at-09-high.html


India to help Bhutan's economy

It is still not coupled with the engine and propulsion, but the most important milestone has been achieved. As much as 80MW of power will be generated from its pressurised water reactor (PWR). The PWR was developed by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre with assistance from a Russian design team. It uses enriched uranium as fuel and light water as coolant and moderator. The submarine, that has nearly 60 per cent local content, will now start making shallow dives. Then it will undertake deeper dives for longer periods.
Read more: http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130811/main3.htm

Kashmir attack could put India-Pakistan peace talks on ice

And he's right on both counts. Trade between India and Pakistan amounts to only $2.6 billion a year about one-fifth the value of trade between Pakistan and China, and visit the site about one twenty fifth the value of trade between India and China. This despite the fact that India and Pakistan share not only a border, but a common history, culture, language. They are natural trade partners. Pakistan's army could prove to be the biggest obstacle again. A climate of peace would threaten its vast budgets.
Read more: http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/10/time-for-optimism-over-india-pakistan-ties/

Poddars arrest illustrates that the gold mule is back in business. Sneaking in contraband gold for a commission has become lucrative again, inadvertently boosted by the governments tough control measures. Indian newspapers are full of reports on the mules inventive ways. One fashioned luggage handles out of the costly metal. Another hid it inside the frame of a wheelchair. Gold smugglers and couriers enjoyed their heyday in the 1980s http://my.opera.com/brettcqbm/blog/2013/07/30/west-hollywood-gay-bars-to-pour-stoli-in-gutters-in-protest-of-russian-oppressio and had even been immortalized as villains in popular Bollywood films. But the profession faded away after Indias economic liberalization.
Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/saritharai/2013/08/08/in-india-an-old-profession-is-fashionable-again-the-gold-mule/

Time for optimism over India-Pakistan ties?

The Indian government summoned the Pakistani deputy-envoy to New Dehli in order to lodge an official complaint over the killings, notes a separate Reuters report. It is an extremely unfortunate incident," Indias Deputy Home Minister R.P.N. Singh told reporters in New Delhi. If Pakistan wants to have better relations with India, I think this is not the way. A spokesman from Pakistans army told Bloomberg that its troops were not involved in any unprovoked firing along the frontier. And this was not the first killing along the LoC in recent days, according to Pakistani officials. India escalated technical and inadvertent border violations in recent days, according to an Aug. 3 statement on the Twitter page of Pakistan military spokesman Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa.
Read more: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/terrorism-security/2013/0806/Kashmir-attack-could-put-India-Pakistan-peace-talks-on-ice

RELATED THIMPHU: India has assured Bhutan's new government of its assistance and support in addressing the country's current economic situation. The assurance http://grantelaj.crowdvine.com/posts/38860351 was made when national security adviser ShivshankarMenon celebs and newly-appointed foreign secretary Sujatha Singh called on Bhutanese PM TsheringTobgay on Friday. "We'll do everything we can to support and provide assistance to Bhutan. We really look forward to working together and achieving positive outcomes," Menon was quoted as saying by a statement issued by Tobgay's office. Menon and Singh are on a three-day official visit to Bhutan from August 8. Tobgay will embark on his maiden visit to India next week, during which he will discuss issues like the rupee crunch and funds for the Himalayan nation's 11th five-year plan. It will be his first visit abroad after assuming office last month.
Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/India-to-help-Bhutans-economy/articleshow/21754407.cms