UPDATE 1-Protests halt work on Nano car plant in east India

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(Updates with protests) By Sujoy Dhar 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 building 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 ...

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