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India's Modi offers tax cuts and farm aid in pre-election budget

Slew of measures including new pension aimed at attracting voters

NEW DELHI -- With an eye on crucial votes from distressed farm communities ahead of a general election to take place by May, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Friday unveiled its interim budget, which includes a 750 billion rupee ($10.5 billion) agricultural income support scheme and other measures to boost rural employment and build roads.

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