India state starts talks to end Tata car plant protests

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By Sujoy Dhar KOLKATA, India, Aug 20 (Reuters)- Officials in an eastern Indian state began negotiations with opposition politicians on Wednesday to end protests against a Tata Motors factory building the Nano, billed the world's cheapest car. The 100,000-rupee ($2,380) snub-nosed Nano was unveiled in January to a popstar reception, but violent protests and political opposition against land seizures for the factory in West Bengal state threatened to delay its long-awaited launch. ...

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