Indian shares edge lower; blue-chips fall

April 23, 2015 7:41 AM

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MUMBAI, April 23 (Reuters) - Indian shares pared early gains to fall for the sixth session in seven on Thursday, dragged down by blue-chips as investors chose to pause despite clarifications from the finance ministry over the government's taxation policies.

Senior Indian finance ministry officials sought to calm a tax row on Wednesday, promising foreign investors a favourable environment, but stopped short of scrapping unpopular plans to claim retrospective payments.

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