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Tallest Statue in the World is Now in India

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The Indian government has unveiled its newest statue, now the tallest in the world. The statue is of independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India’s first interior minister and deputy prime minister (BBC). The statue cost about 400 million USD and stands 597ft high in Gujarat, almost twice as high as the Statue of Liberty in […]

India Bans Stubble Burning

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The Indian government created a new plan to decrease the amount of pollution and smog that usually occurs in November and lasts throughout winter. This new plan prevents farmers from burning stubble, or rice straw, left over from growing rice in order to switch to wheat within a month (WP). The Indian government is trying […]

School Bus Falls Into Deep Gorge in Kangra

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At least 27 people died, including 23 school children, after a school bus plunged into a gorge on Monday (Reuters). The accident took place around 4:30 pm, India Standard Time (IST), near the Nurpur-Chamba highway, about 100 kilometers away from Dharamsala (Times of India). Four adults also died in the accident, the bus driver, two […]

Death of Sridevi, Bollywood Legend

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On Saturday, February 24th, Indian actress Sridevi Kapoor drowned in her hotel bathtub after losing consciousness (Wire). The hotel was in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where Sridevi was to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding (Hindustan Times). While several media outlets are reporting cardiac arrest as the cause of her death, there has been no […]