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Labourers unload sacks of rice from a handcart at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, December 14, 2015. India's wholesale prices fell for a 13th straight month in November, but a sharp pickup in food prices and a pending wage hike for millions of government employees are likely to keep policymakers worried about potential inflationary risks.

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Labourers unload sacks of rice from a handcart at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, on Monday

A trader sleeps amid his goats at a livestock market on the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival in Kolkata, India, September 24, 2015. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice, which marks the end of the annual haj pilgrimage, by slaughtering goats, sheep, cows and camels in commemoration of the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah. Eid al-Adha in Kolkata falls on Friday

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A trader sleeps amid his goats at a livestock market on the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival in Kolkata, India

A local resident reads a newspaper next to a vendor selling potatoes and onions at a slum area in Kolkata...A local resident reads a newspaper next to a vendor selling potatoes and onions at a slum area in Kolkata, India, September 4, 2015

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A local resident reads a newspaper next to a vendor selling potatoes and onions at a slum area in Kolkata, India on Friday

A woman walks through an alley as used pairs of jeans are hung to dry before they are sold in a second-hand clothes market in Kolkata, India, June 29, 2015

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A woman walks through an alley as used pairs of jeans are hung to dry before they are sold in a second-hand clothes market in Kolkata, India on Monday

Nuns pray as they surround the body of Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Theresa as the head of the Missionaries of Charity, in Kolkata, India.

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Nuns pray as they surround the body of Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Theresa as the head of the Missionaries of Charity, in Kolkata, India.

TOPSHOTS An young Indian Jain devotee dr...TOPSHOTS An young Indian Jain devotee dressed on a horse participates in a religious rally organised on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti in Kolkata on April 2, 2015. The most important religious holiday in Jainism, Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara, which is generally accepted as 599 BCE. AFP PHOTO/ Dibyangshu SARKARDIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian Jain devotee on a horse participates in a religious rally organised on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti in Kolkata 

A labourer takes a nap in a wholesale fruit market area in Kolkata...A labourer takes a nap in a wholesale fruit market area in Kolkata March 24, 2015. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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A labourer takes a nap in a wholesale fruit market area in Kolkata, India

An Indian hand rickshaw puller transports children to school in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Kolkata is the only city in India where hand-pulled rickshaws are still in operation. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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An Indian hand rickshaw puller transports children to school in Kolkata, India. Kolkata is the only city in India where hand-pulled rickshaws are still in operation.

Men play cricket in a public park on a foggy morning in Kolkata

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Men play cricket in a public park on a foggy morning in Kolkata, India on Friday

An Indian jockey leads his horse off the track after attending a practice session

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An Indian jockey leads his horse off the track after attending a practice session at The Royal Calcutta Turf Club on a foggy morning in Kolkata on Friday

Labourers carry grocery items at a wholesale market in Kolkata November 14, 2014. India's inflation dropped to a new multi-year low in October, helped by slower annual rises in food and fuel prices, intensifying pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates to encourage spending and investment needed to boost growth.

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Labourers carry boxes at a Kolkata market on Friday. India’s inflation dropped to a new multi-year low in October, helped by slower annual rises in food and fuel prices.

A woman offers prayers by a road as a rickshaw puller transports passengers in Kolkata

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A woman offers prayers by a road as a rickshaw puller transports passengers in Kolkata on Tuesday

Taxis are parked on the side of a road in Kolkata on September 3, 2014.  Taxi drivers in Kolkata have stayed off the roads in a protest against recent changes to transport laws and allegations of poor treatment by police in the city.

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Taxis park on the side of a road in Kolkata, India on Wednesday after drivers strike in protest against recent changes to transport laws and allegations of poor treatment by police in the city

An artisan paints a roadside wall with pictures of 2014 World Cup participating players, in Kolkata...An artisan paints a roadside wall with pictures of 2014 World Cup participating players, in Kolkata June 9, 2014. The 2014 World Cup soccer tournament will be held in 12 cities in Brazil from June 12 to July 13. Seen on left is a painting of Argentina's national soccer player Lionel Messi. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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An artisan paints a roadside wall with pictures of 2014 World Cup participating players, in Kolkata, India. The 2014 World Cup football tournament is to be held in 12 cities in Brazil from June 12 to July 13. Seen on the left is a painting of Lionel Messi, Argentina’s national player 

Two homeless children sleep on a pavement in front of a closed shop in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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Two homeless children sleep on a pavement in front of a closed shop in Kolkata, India, on Tuesday 

Hindu girls dressed up as Kumari wait for rituals to start during Ramnavmi festival on outskirts of Kolkata

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Hindu girls dressed up as Kumari (an unmarried girl) wait for rituals to start during Ramnavmi festival at the Adyapeath Ashram on the outskirts of Kolkata on Tuesday

A yellow Ambassador taxi moves past cycle rickshaw pullers sleeping along a roadside in the early morning in Kolkata April 1, 2014.

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Cycle rickshaw drivers sleep by the roadside in the early morning in Kolkata, India.

An exhausted firefighter rests on debris as they battle to extinguish a huge fire in a paint factory in Howrah, 30 km west of Calcutta, Eastern India, 12 March 2014. A major fire broke out at a factory of Shalimar Paints Limited in Howrah early morning. According to police and media reports, 25 fire engines fought for close to six hours to extinguish the blaze. Noboby was injured.

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An exhausted firefighter rests while his colleagues continue to extinguish a huge fire in the Shalimar Paints factory in Howrah, 30km west of Kolkata, India, on Wednesday morning

An employee works inside an undergarment factory in Kolkata March 10, 2014.

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An employee works inside an undergarment factory in Kolkata, India.

Indian shepherds escort their flock of goats on a street in Kolkata, India, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Kolkata is the capital of the western Indian state of West Bengal located on the banks of the Hooghly River.

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Herders escort their goats through a street in Kolkata, India