Strike over fuel prices hits many busi­nesses

Austin American-Statesman - - TUESDAYBRIEFING -

NEW DELHI — Trans­porta­tion ground to a halt and busi­nesses were closed in many parts of In­dia as the main op­po­si­tion par­ties led a strike to protest a govern­ment-im­posed hike in fuel prices. Flights were also halted at Cal­cutta’s air­port, which serves do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional desti­na­tions. Train and air ser­vices were af­fected in Mum­bai, In­dia’s fi­nan­cial and en­ter­tain­ment cap­i­tal, where taxis went off the roads as pro­test­ers of the Hindu na­tion­al­ist Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena came out on the streets.

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