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Delhi authorities have deployed a contingent of large black-faced langur monkeys at the Commonwealth Games venues to scare away smaller simians.

2010-09-29

 India police monkey
More than 700 new species of ancient insect have been discovered in 50-million-year-old amber.

2010-10-25

 amber mummy insect ancient evolution India geology continent
Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani has hosted a lavish house-warming for his new 27-storey residence, believed to be the world's most expensive home...

2010-11-27

 architecture house India
He was known as "The Elephant Man" in the newspapers of the time - but only now has the full story of one of World War II's most remarkable rescues come to light...

2010-11-01

 elephant river World War II Burma India refugee video history Japan
The local farmers call it a flood; an inundation that happens every 50 years. Others believe it to be an act of God, an inevitability. It isn't water flooding the precious farmland in north-eastern India, but rats. A once in a generation, gigantic plague of rats, that ruins crops and leaves people starving. A rat army so big, so mythical, that until now some scientists did not believe it was real...

2010-11-19

 rat India flood overpopulation Burma Myanmar plague pest
Two small islands in South Asia's first marine biosphere reserve have sunk into the sea primarily as a result of coral reef mining, experts say. The islets were in a group in the Gulf of Mannar, between India and Sri Lanka...

2011-05-13

 turtle India Sri Lanka island sink coral mining
The demand for global leadership has never been greater. The world is truly lost in trying to find a way out of the current crisis. America is imploding. Europe is crumbling. London is burning. The Arab Spring has lost direction. China and India remain internally preoccupied. If ever there were a moment for a global leader to step up, this is it. So why is no leader emerging?

2011-08-18

 economy global power leadership USA China India Europe dependence
The telecoms regulator in India has put a cap on the number of text messages which can be sent from a mobile phone. Under the new rules, no-one will be able to send more than 100 texts in a day, officials say.

2011-09-27

 India SMS marketing spam mobile phone
A former factory worker from the British Midlands may be the last living master of the centuries-old Sikh battlefield art of shastar vidya. The father of four is now engaged in a full-time search for a successor.

2011-10-29

 India Sikh martial art culture tradition
A growing number of Indians are hiring private detectives to check up on a prospective bride or groom's character, sexual history and finances before marriage...

2011-11-11

 India marriage detective family

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