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World's Tallest Statue Unveiled

India monument is twice as tall as Statue of Liberty

(Newser) - India's prime minister on Wednesday unveiled a towering bronze statue of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, a key independence leader and the country's first home minister after British colonialists left in 1947. At 597 feet, the statue, built at a cost of $430 million, is the tallest in the world,... More »

'Arrested' in India for 3 Deaths: 18 of These Lions

Officials in Gujarat state are checking paw prints and feces for clues leading to the killer

(Newser) - Three people are dead from vicious attacks in India's Gujarat state, and police have detained 18 suspects: lions from an animal sanctuary, the BBC reports. The "arrested" lions have been gathered from the forests of Gir National Park over the past two months and are now being held... More »

'Rebranded' India PM Wows NYC Crowds

Modi urges Indian-Americans to help motherland

(Newser) - There was a lot of love on display for Narendra Modi and the country he leads at a sellout appearance at Madison Square Garden yesterday. In what the BBC calls a "rebranding exercise, national and personal," the Indian prime minister told the mainly Indian-American crowd of 19,000... More »

Exxon Valdez's Final Journey Hits Speed Bump

India refuses ship entry

(Newser) - The Exxon Valdez will live a few days longer. Though the infamous ship, now dubbed the Oriental Nicety, was sold for scrap in March , India—the country that was to dismantle it—won't let it in. India's supreme court ruled that it must be decontaminated prior to dismantling,... More »

44 Children Killed in India Bus Plunge

Rescuers only save four

(Newser) - At least 44 children and three adults were killed today when a school bus plunged into a canal in the western Indian state of Gujurat. Most of the victims were on their way to a school exam, reports Reuters. Only four children were rescued and several were still missing. "... More »

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