Protest halt work to build Nano car in east India

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KOLKATA, India, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Work at a plant in eastern India that will make the Nano, billed as the world's cheapest car, stopped on Friday after thousands of employees failed to turn up for work following protests by farmers, officials said. Tata Motors , which is setting up the plant to launch the 100,000-rupees ($2,300) car, has faced violent protests and political opposition over the acquisition of farmland in Singur, an hour's drive from the state capital Kolkata. More than ...

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