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Darjeeling's general strike ends too late to save tea harvest

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NEW DELHI A three-and-a-half month general strike demanding a separate state in the eastern Indian region of Darjeeling ended Sept. 27, after local authorities and residents reached a settlement. But the deal comes too late for this season's leaf harvest in one of the world's most famous tea-producing regions.

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