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RUPEE, comm. law. A denomination of money in Bengal. In the computation of ad valorem duties, it is valued at fifty-five and one half cents. Act of March 2, 1799, s. 61; 1 Story's L. U. S. 627. Vide Foreign coins.
     2. The rupee of British India as money of account at the custom-house, shall be deemed and taken to be of the value of forty-four and one half cents. Act of March 3, 1848.

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"So thou wilt take the hide to Khanhiwara for the reward, and perhaps give me one rupee? Now it is in my mind that I need the skin for my own use.
Have wired two thousand rupees your credit Luchman Narain's bank-' This was entirely in the way of trade, but every one of those telegrams was discussed and re- discussed, by parties who conceived themselves to be interested, before they went over to the railway station in charge of a foolish Balti, who allowed all sorts of people to read them on the road.
Give me a rupee, Mahbub Ali, and when I come to my wealth I will give thee a bond and pay.'
The tax charge was also 15 percent lower at 210 rupees. Earnings per share for the quarter was 3.45 rupees up from 3.33 rupees a year earlier.
BHEL's net sales rose to 135,332 million rupees from 107,220 million rupees.
He said 8.5 billion rupees have been allocated under PSDP for reconstruction and rehabilitation of five roads affected by heavy floods of 2010.
Presenting the budget in Provincial Assembly in Peshawar on Tuesday, Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra said the total revenue has been estimated at nine hundred billion rupees against the estimated expenditure of eight hundred and fifty-five billion rupees thus showing a surplus amount of forty-five billion rupees.
Speaking on the occasion, Finance Minister said the total out lay of the budget is more than four hundred nineteen billion rupees in which 126 billion rupees have been allocated for development and over 257 billion rupees for non-development expenditures while the deficit of the budget is about 49 billion rupees.
Ali Muhammad Khan said compulsory Hajj charges have gone up from 31,813 to 70,000 rupees, expenditure at Mushair from 25,520 to 42,000, luggage charges from 580 to 819 rupees, while arrival snacks presented to pilgrims at airports, express service at airport, and Zamzam charges each increased from 290 to 409 rupees.
Ali Mohammad Khan said compulsory Hajj charges have gone up from 31,813 to 70,000 rupees, expenditure at Mushair from 25,520 to 42,000, luggage charges from 580 to 819 rupees, while arrival snacks presented to pilgrims at airports, express service at airport, and Zamzam charges each increased from 290 to 409 rupees.
Karachi -- The rupee shed more than 5 percent value against the US dollar on Friday.
B-4557 model 2005 was sold out for 400000 rupees, Toyota No.