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Indian truckers call off strike

New Delhi (AFP) - A seven-day strike by Indian truckers which crippled the movement of goods across the country ended yesterday after the government agreed to consider abolishing a plethora of interstate taxes.

The Surface Transport Minister, Jagdish Tytler, said the All- India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) had 'unconditionally withdrawn the strike', which had put more than one million trucks off the roads and caused widespread shortages.

But the AIMTC's secretary said the strike had only been 'suspended for three months' to provide time to the government to keep its promise.