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- Chhattisgarh sends chopper to flood-ravaged Uttarakhand IANS
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Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Thursday's trade provisionally down more than 500 points as the Indian rupee slumped to another record low coupled with negative global cues following the US Federal Reserve signalling an end to its bond-buying programme.
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