Indian truckers threaten to intensify strike


NEW DELHI, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Indian truckers threatened to sharply escalate a week-old strike on Friday by vowing to disrupt supplies of essential commodities if the government did not scrap a service tax on booking agents and release arrested leaders. About three million trucks have been off the roads across the country since last week when India's largest truckers' union called the strike to press the government to scrap the tax proposed in the 2004/05 budget. Until now, essential ...

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