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India central bank reschedules policy meeting after singer's death

One-day delay devoted to mourning late Bollywood star Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar, one of India's best known cultural icons and a singer who defined music for generations, was given a state funeral.   © Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) -- India's central bank has rescheduled its monetary policy committee meeting by a day to Feb. 8-10, it said in a statement on Sunday, citing a public holiday in the state of Maharashtra to mourn the death of Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar.

The Reserve Bank of India's decision on key interest rates, scheduled for Wednesday, is now expected on Thursday.

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