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India's government faces heat over fuel price hike

The Associated Press reports from New DelhiIndia's beleaguered government faced angry protests from its political allies as well as the opposition Friday after it raised the price of diesel fuel in a bid to curb a ballooning national deficit.

The price of diesel — important for farmers' irrigation pumps and tractors, as well as trains and buses — is politically sensitive in India.

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"It will affect the farmer, it will affect the common people," West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told CNN-IBN television channel. She demanded that the government withdraw the hike. Read the full story.

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