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India firms fear lingering aftershocks from cash ban

Struggling with customers unable to pay on time and plummeting sales, small-business owner Ravi Jain fears the government's crackdown on cash will have a much larger impact than predicted by top policymakers.

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Kansas man curt as he faces charges over Indian engineer's murder

OLATHE, Kan A white U.S. Navy veteran charged with murdering an Indian software engineer at a Kansas bar gazed at a camera from jail and gave curt answers to a judge by video during his initial court appearance on Monday over the shooting, which federal authorities are probing as a possible hate crime.

India frugal with praise for Pune tormentor O'Keefe

NEW DELHI Steve O'Keefe was instrumental in helping Australia record one of the most famous test victories in recent times but hosts India have been quick to put their heavy defeat down to the pitch in Pune rather than the 32-year-old spinner's performance.

Stateless Rohingya refugees sucked into booming Bangladesh drug trade

LEDA, Bangladesh Rohingya Muslim refugee Ali Hasan is desperately looking for a bride for his 14-year-old son, jailed last year in Bangladesh for carrying the popular drug ya ba. He hopes the girl's family would pay the $620 needed for Mohammed Hasan's bail as dowry.

SpaceX to send first paying tourists around moon next year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. SpaceX plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for NASA astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket yet to be flown, the launch company announced on Monday.

Nokia goes back to the future with 49 euro phone

BARCELONA, Spain Nokia's newly revitalised phone business went back to the future on Sunday, re-introducing a brightly coloured version of the classic 3310 talk and text phone, the world's most popular device in the year 2000.



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