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Pandemic casts shadow over India's festival of light

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In Mumbai, markets were bustling with shoppers buying lights and food but shopkeepers said sales were no better than on an average day.

New Delhi

FEAR of the coronavirus, mixed with chronic pollution, has spoiled the party for hundreds of millions of Indians celebrating the biggest Hindu holiday of the year on Saturday.

Diwali is meant to be the festival of light, but the pandemic has clouded the future for many in...

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