Would the creation of a new state in Australia North Queensland be covered by the New York Times

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Passion over the issue has driven some young people to suicideinspired hunger strikes and, just last week, prompted a member of India’s Parliament opposed to Telangana to unload pepper spray on fellow lawmakers.

After more than 40 years of dispute, a bill on Telangana finally reached the lower house on Tuesday afternoon and was passed unanimously. Critics said the burst of progress was driven by major political parties, hoping to consolidate regional support before general elections in May.



Lower House in India Passes Bill to Create a 29th State – NYTimes.com.


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