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Terror Targets India: Bomb Blast Kills 16

Where: Pune, India February 25, 2010 : On February 13, 2010, a bomb exploded at a popular restaurant in Pune, Maharashtra. Nine people were killed on the spot. At least 40 other people were injured. Since then, seven of them have died. The latest casualty was a 21-year-old Sudanese student who died on February 24. In all five...

Poor Rainfall In India Affects Crops

Where: Mumbai, India July 15, 2009 : The Indian Meteorological (Met) Department had predicted an excellent monsoon in 2009 for the entire country. The monsoon is an annual rainfall system, and India's farmers have always depended on it for their crops. Changing monsoon patterns are among the harmful effects of climate change. The Met Department has reported that the...

Plane Crash in New York Kills Fifty

Where: New York, USA February 12, 2009 : A commercial air plane crashed into a house in Buffalo, New York, killing all 49 people on board and one person on the ground. The plane burst into flames on impact. The Continental Airlines plane was on its way from Newark, New Jersey before crashing some distance away from the airport....

Terror Attack on Touring Sri Lankan Test Cricketers in Pakistan

Where: Lahore, Pakistan March 3, 2009 : In an incident that shocked the governments and the people of the cricket-loving region, visiting players became the targets of a terrorist attack. Seven members of the Sri Lankan cricket team touring Pakistan were injured and six Pakistani poicemen were killed. The players were on their way to the Gaddafi stadium on...

Indians All the Way As ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Sweeps Oscars

Where: Los Angeles, USA February 22, 2009 : India awoke to the sound of cheers and applause last Monday as 'Slumdog Millionaire' fetched two Oscars* for A.R. Rahman and one for Resul Pookutty. With the American-made film 'Smile Pinki' about an Indian girl winning the Oscar for the best short documentary, the focus was definitely on India. Slumdog Millionaire, directed...

Bullet Train for India

Where: New Delhi, India January 19, 2009 : Mr. Lalu Prasad and his team of railway officials took a ride on one of Japan's bullet trains, which covers the 515 kilometres between Tokyo and Kyoto in two hours and 20 minutes. Back home, the minister announced, "The day is not far off when the bullet train will run...

World’s Cheapest Car Launched in India

Where: Mumbai, India March 23, 2009 : The Tata Nano was launched by Tata Industries chief Ratan Tata. The car will go on sale in April 2009 and deliveries will begin in July 2009. 'Nano' means 'extremely small.' The car costs just 100,000 Indian rupees, and it is only 3 metres (10 feet) long. It can seat five. Mr....

Terror Blasts in Assam on New Year’s Day

Where: Guwahati, Assam, India January 7, 2009 : A series of blasts rocked Guwahati, the principal town of India's northeastern state of Assam, on January 1, 2009. Six people died, and 50 were injured. The terrorists who planned the explosions got past New Year's Day security arrangements with alarming ease. Police said the first blast took place near...

Slumdog Millionaire’s Big Haul at the Golden Globe Awards

Where: Los Angeles, U.S.A. January 12, 2009 : Slumdog Millionaire, an Indian story set and shot in India, is based on the novel 'Q&A' by an Indian diplomat and first-time novelist Vikas Swarup. It was directed by the well-known British director Danny Boyle, and released in 2008. The film won awards for best director, best picture, and screenplay...

Wet behind the ears: Mumbai floods again

Where: Mumbai, India June 25, 2007: A kid of five would tell you that it rains in June. Especially in Mumbai, which being on the coast, takes a soak before the rains make their way to inland cities like Delhi. Yet, year after year, with unfailing precision, Mumbai goes under water. Knee deep water, with floating trash, stinking dead rodents...