Police were on hand but said the rally passed without any serious violations, putting participants at 500.
The government has largely refused to cut taxes, drawing criticism from the main opposition Congress party for the "fuel loot".
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has sacked a number of electricity ministry officials, his office said on Thursday, in the latest attempt to quell public anger at chronic power cuts.
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has signed an ordinance that allows stringent punishments for sexual violence against children, including the death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years.
China's smoggiest city closed schools on Wednesday as much of the country suffered its sixth day under an oppressive haze, sparking public anger about the slow response to the threat to children's health.