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Modi's fuel-tax hikes put brakes on India's recovery

Retail prices for diesel in the capital New Delhi have jumped 30% since the end of April, while petrol has risen 16%.

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DILIP Lamba, who owns a transport company in Jodhpur in western India, has had more than three-quarters of his fleet of 50 trucks idling for months. Dharampal Nambardar, a farmer who grows wheat and mustard seed in Haryana state, is worried he might not make any profit this year...

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