10 must-reads for today

Supporters of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena party blocking a railway track to protest against record high petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai.
Supporters of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena party blocking a railway track to protest against record high petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai.PHOTO: REUTERS
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

India was gripped by a strike and protests nationwide yesterday as opposition parties launched a campaign against rising fuel prices in what was described as their biggest political action against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of a general election next year.

Main opposition party Congress claimed it had the support of nearly two dozen other parties for the campaign.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe