India suspends plan to open up to global supermarkets

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India's parliament has ended a two-week deadlock after the government confirmed it was suspending a plan to open up the retail market to global supermarkets.

The decision has been suspended "until a consensus is developed through consultation among various stakeholders", a statement said.

Opposition parties hailed a "victory" but the government insisted the suspension was only temporary.

The decision to allow foreign chains into India has been fiercely opposed.

Sanjoy Majumder reports.

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