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Indian government pushing land bill despite opposition

Congress senses an opportunity to regain ground on the land issue at a time when tempers are high in rural India over plunging commodity prices and crops damaged by bad weather.

New Delhi

INDIA'S reformist government went on the offensive on Monday, pushing ahead with a plan to make industrial land purchases easier that sets a course of direct confrontation with an opposition that accuses Prime Minister Narendra Modi of failing farmers.

Mr Modi's