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Only In India

July 2007
Only In India

A bride in eastern Bihar refused to get married because her would-be groom was too dark. The disappointed groom went on a hunger strike outside the bride's home and, two days later, the bride relented and married him. (Reuters)

Cell phones are not just for chatting and snapping photos – they're also for capturing leopards. Forest guards in Gujarat have lured five leopards into cages by using cell phones with ring tones of cows mooing, goats bleating and roosters crowing. (Reuters)

The Delhi High Court ruled against a group of Indian Airlines stewardesses who were laid off for being overweight, siding with the airline and suggesting that the women should try to lose weight. "If by perseverance the snails could reach the Ark, why can't these worthy ladies stand on and turn the scale?" Justice Rekha Sharma said in the ruling. (Timesonline.co.uk)

Passengers on an electric train in Bihar had to get out and push the locomotive after a traveler pulled the emergency chain and caused the locomotive to stop in a neutral zone, a 14-meter stretch of track where the overhead wires don't carry any power. (Times of India)

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