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25,000 arrested, 10 killed in wave of strikes in India

Police arrested more than 25,000 people in connection with the 24-hour antigovernment strike that ended Tuesday, the Press Trust of India reported.

Ten people were killed in the strike, which trade union organizers called a success and the government called a flop. It was called to protest against government preventive detention and antistrike powers.

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Millions of Indian workers returned to work Wednesday after only partly succeeding in shutting down commerce, the news media, factories, and banks with Tuesday's walkout.

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