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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of the Make in India Week in Mumbai

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At Maruti India’s largest FDI in manufacturing has come in the automotive sector

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President Pranab Mukherjee poses with the delegates at the inauguration of FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Noida.

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Samajwadi Party leader Mulayum Singh Yadav with MPs from his party talks to the media after walking out from the Lok Sabha just before the voting on FDI, in New Delhi.

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A woman waits for customers in a small shop at a market in New Delhi as the parliament debate on FDI in retail.

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BJP leader Sushma Swaraj leaves after the end of the discussion on FDI in multi-brand retail, in New Delhi.

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Congress MPs Rahul Gandhi, Milind Deora and Sachin Pilot during debate on FDI in retail, in Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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CPI member Gurudas Dasgupta speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Employees of the newly inaugurated first India outlet of Starbucks work at a counter in Mumbai.

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Traders shout slogans during a protest against FDI in retail near the Prime Minister's residence in New Delhi.

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Traders shout slogans during a protest against FDI in retail near the Prime Minister's residence in New Delhi.

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Crown theatre Mamata at a anti-FDI rally in Delhi

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A Bharti Walmart best price store in Punjab

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Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram during a press conference after cabinet meeting in New Delhi.

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Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia with Deepak Parekh, Chairperson, High Level Committee on Financing Infrastructure and ICICI Bank CEO & MD, Chanda Kochhar during a press conference at Planning Commission in New Delhi.

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Protestors burn an effigy representing the Indian government and Foreign Direct Investment in New Delhi. Last month UPA government agreed to let in foreign retailers, loosened rules on foreign investment in airlines and TV and agreed to sell off stakes in four state owned companies.

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FDI in Retail

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Employees cheer during the opening of the Bharti Wal-Mart store in Hyderabad.

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The Opp ops BJP leaders, Sharad Yadav and Yechuri at a dharna against govt policies

Tribhuvan Tiwari

Off-track SP activists oppose FDI in retail and hike in diesel prices in Allahabad during the Opposition-sponsored Bharat bandh

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Traders chain themselves at a demonstration against UPA government over FDI in retail, in Bhopal.

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Activists of National Federation of Indian Women shout slogans against the Indian government during a protest against Foreign Direct Investment in New Delhi. The government's surprise announcement that it will allow foreign investment in retail and aviation and the sale of minority stakes in four state-run companies evoked sharp criticism from opposition parties and some of the ruling Congress party's coalition allies.

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Traders burning an effigy of the UPA government during a protest against FDI in retail in Mathura.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia at the Full Planning Commission Meeting for the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17) in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chairs the Full Planning Commission Meeting for the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17) in New Delhi. After unleashing big bang reforms measures in the last two days, Singh said it will take "courage and some risks" to break the policy logjam and strongly favoured higher FDI and FII flows.

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A boy sells balloons outside a shop in New Delhi. India to open its huge market to foreign retailers such as Walmart as part of a flurry of economic reforms aimed at sparking new growth in the country's sputtering economy.

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BJP members holding placards during a protest against FDI in retail, in New Delhi.

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BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi at a national convention to oppose FDI in retail trade in New Delhi.

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From left, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. Strongly defending its decision to allow FDI in retail, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told Congress MPs that the government was "compelled" to suspend the move to avoid "pre-mature elections".

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Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee after the all-party meeting on FDI in retail issue at Parliament House in New Delhi. Bowing to intense pressure from within and outside, the government announced suspension of its decision to allow FDI in retail, bringing Parliament back to business after nine days of logjam.

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Congress workers take part in a rally in support of FDI in retail, in Kolkata.

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Hold it A fruit vendor is alone in business during a traders’ bandh against FDI in Kochi on Nov 29

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A TV Grab shows the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. Almost half of the Winter session was washed out with the ninth consecutive day being lost to the din caused by the Opposition and two UPA constituents over their demand for a rollback of the decision to allow FDI in retail.

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Federation of Tamil Nadu Traders' Association President A M Vikrama Raja and traders shouting slogan during a protest against FDI in retail sector in Chennai.

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Tourists walk past closed shops at Janpath market during traders' nationwide protest against Centre’s decision to allow FDI in retail, in New Delhi.

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CPI leader Gurdas Dasgupta with BJP Delhi Pradesh Vijendra Gupta and traders shouting slogan during a protest organised by Confederation of All India Traders against FDI in retail sector in New Delhi.

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BJP-HJC supporters enforcing closure of shops during the traders' Bharat Bhandh call against FDI in retail sector in Faridabad.

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Coal Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal's car is blocked by BJP workers as he comes out of the CCL headquarters at Dharbanga House in Ranchi during the traders' Bharat Bhandh call against FDI in retail sector.

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Traders protest against Centre’s decision to allow FDI in retail as part of their nationwide strike over the issue in Lucknow.

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A partially closed market of Connaught Place during an all-India bandh called by traders to protest against Foreign Direct Investment in retail in New Delhi. The bandh evoked partial response in Delhi with main markets functioning as usual.

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BJP workers burn an effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a protest against the Union government's decision to allow FDI in retail sector in New Delhi. Traders called for nationwide strike to protest against the decision.

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A hand-cart labourer takes rest during traders' nationwide protest against Centre’s decision to allow FDI in retail, in Navi Mumbai.

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Protestors scuffle with an auto-rickshaw driver as they enforce a strike to protest against the Union government's decision to allow FDI in retail sector in Jamshedpur.

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A closed market of Khari Baoli during an all-India bandh called by traders to protest against foreign direct investment in retail in New Delhi.

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Labourers take nap on their handcarts at the closed Mangaldas market in Mumbai as the shopkeepers and traders in India went on a one-day strike against FDI in retail.

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Activists of CPI-ML shouting slogans at protest against the Union government's decision to allow FDI in retail sector in Patna.

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BJP activists shouting slogans during a protest against the Union government's decision to allow FDI in retail sector in Patna. Traders called for a nationwide strike to protest against the decision.

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BJP workers raise slogans during a protest against Centre’s decision to allow FDI in retail, at Karolbagh in New Delhi.

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A man pedals his bicycle in a partially closed market of Connaught Place during an all-India bandh called by traders to protest against foreign direct investment in retail in New Delhi.

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Activits of BJP, Janta Dal (U) and Confederation of All India Traders burn an effigy during a protest against FDI in retail sector in New Delhi.

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Activists of National Association of Street Vendors of India during a protest against the government's decision to allow 51 percent Foreign Direct Investment in retail in New Delhi.

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Activists of National Association of Street Vendors of India during a protest against the government's decision to allow 51 percent Foreign Direct Investment in retail in New Delhi.

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BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi speaks to media during the winter session at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar arrives to attend the all-party meeting to discuss the issue of Foreign Direct Investment in the retail sector at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Commerce & Industry Minister Anand Sharma arrives to attend the all-party meeting to discuss the issue of Foreign Direct Investment in the retail sector at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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BJP senior leader L.K. Advani arrives to attend the all-party meeting to discuss the issue of Foreign Direct Investment in the retail sector at Parliament House in New Delhi. The deadlock in Parliament over FDI in retail issue continued.

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Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee arrives to attend the all-party meeting to discuss the issue of Foreign Direct Investment in the retail sector at Parliament House in New Delhi. The deadlock in Parliament over FDI in retail issue continued.

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TV Grab of the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. The political upheaval over FDI in retail failed to subside despite an all-party meeting, with a united opposition, joined by UPA constituents Trinamool Congress and DMK, stalling proceedings by remaining adamant on their demand for a rollback.

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Off the shelves The worry is that the production of generic drugs could be discontinued

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