01 Aug 2019

Doctors find 526 teeth in boy’s mouth in India

A 7-year-old boy complaining of jaw pain was found to have 526 teeth inside his mouth, according to the hospital in India where he was treated.

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29 Jul 2019

‘Definitely weird’: man bites snake

(Reuters) – An Indian man who was bitten by a snake got his revenge on the reptile by biting it back and killing it, the man’s father said on Monday.

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23 Jul 2019

Dozens killed by brutal lightning storm in northern India

As many as 33 people have been killed by lightning during a vicious thunderstorm that lashed the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, according to reports.

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09 Jun 2018

Peacock dies after locals kept picking it up for selfies

A peacock was manhandled by people taking selfies with it so roughly it died.

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28 May 2018

Inequality in India can be seen from outer space

Are night lights on earth captured by satellites from outer space a good way to measure inequality?

Economists Praveen Chakravarty and Vivek Dehejia certainly believe so. They acquired images grabbed by satellites from the US Air Force Defence Meteorological Satellite Programme. These satellites circle the earth 14 times a day and record lights from the earth’s surface at night with sensors. They superimposed a map depicting India’s districts on their images, allowing them to develop a unique data set of luminosity values, by district and over time.

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