India in the News | 2.11.13

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Kumbh Mela

In Pictures: Kumbh Mela Gets Underway
Kumbh Mela is the Hindu festival in which devotees travel for miles to bathe at a sacred river. It is said to be the largest gathering of people on earth. Although there is no scientific way to measure the number of people in attendance, it is estimated 100 million people will visit the river over the course of the festival.

Deadly Stampede at the Hindu Festival that Draws Millions
As many as 30 people were killed Sunday in a stampede at the train station here as they rushed up steps leading to one of the platforms, the police said. The stampede came at the height of the Kumbh Mela, a Hindu religious festival…

Starbucks Opens Roasting Plant in India
Starbucks opened a roasting and packaging plant in India this week. The India plant is half-owned by a branch of the Tata Group, an Indian conglomerate that also half-owns Starbucks’ shops in India…

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