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India's plans to sell company stakes draw threats of strikes

Thousands of jobs potentially at risk from govt's decision to offload a number of companies to private sector

Labour Bureau data shows that new jobs in eight key labour- intensive sectors, including textiles, fell to a six-year low in 2015.

New Delhi

INDIA'S plans to sell the government's stake in several poorly performing companies have prompted trade union threats of a nation-wide strike, laying out a test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the lead up to crucial state elections.

With thousands of jobs potentially...

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