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Rupee

1. The currency of India. Prior to the independence of India, there were various Indian rupees and other currencies in circulation, many issued by different colonial powers. The modern rupee is descended from the rupee issued by the British. It was pegged to gold for much of its history, finally floating after the end of the Bretton Woods System in 1971.

2. The name of several now defunct currencies in South Asia and the Middle East. Examples include the Bhutanese rupee and the Gulf rupee.
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Rupi Nandra, international projects manager at the Chamber, said: "India has a long standing tradition of enterprise in trade and commerce.
In the first incident, around 70 people were reported to have drowned when a boat capsized on the Rupi River early on Saturday morning.
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Nedideles pajamas turintiems zmonems, sudarantiems dauguma daugiabuciu gyventoju, labai rupi islaidos sildymui, todel tarp ju atnaujinti pastatai gali buti labai paklausus.
Sisters Suky, 19, Rupi, 15, and mum Sukhir, 40, were all at a parents' evening when the fire started at about 4.
Sona, played by former EastEnders actress Pooja Shah, has agreed to an arranged marriage with Sunny, played by Rupi Lal.
Tad griaunamas stereotipas, kad kapitalistinems salims rupi vien materialines vertybes.
Taciau siandien mums labiau rupi ne zinios apskritai, o inovatyvios zinios, su kuriu taikymu susije nauji gaminiai ir paslaugos bei del ju atsirandancios naujos rinkos, skatinancios paciu pirkeju poreikiu pletra, vis aukstesniu technologiju taikyma sprendziant namu ukio, profesines veiklos, kulturos pletojimo ir panasias problemas.
Its manager, Rupi Nandra, does an amazing job, but it needs significant funding to continue, perhaps through sponsorship, or perhaps as the secretariat for Advantage West Midlands' India group.