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14Indian city bans kite flying because of multiple motorist fatalities

The skies above Chennai, India are a lot less colorful since police began cracking down on a craze menacing area birds and motorists alike: Kite flying.

2Renault-Nissan will start boosting BRIC production in 2015 with modular production

Renault and sister company Nissan, long advocates of electric-drive adoption, are gearing up for increased demand in emerging global markets by starting production on a modular-based platform in India in 2015. The Renault-Nissan Alliance said last week that it would start producing its Common Module Family (CMF) of vehicles at the companies' Chennai plant in 2015. CMF is based on an engine bay, cockpit, front underbody, rear underbody and electrical architecture that can be reassembled into "hun

25Anti-DUI campaign puts the fear of god into drunk drivers in India

The Hindu religion is said to have something like 330 million deities – that's nearly as many gods as there are residents in the United States. Another startling number is the amount of road fatalities in India attributed to drunk driving: 70 percent.

9Indian authorities shut down Hardest Working Man in Auto Smuggling

In India, car smugglers are apparently a good deal more patient than we can ever recall hearing of in the States. In a case that's less 'Gone in Sixty Seconds' and more 'Gone in Sixty Hours', a man named Ramadoss made it his m.o. to purchase vehicles in Malaysia and Singapore, then dismantle them piece by piece, shipping them to his operation in Chennai (formerly Madras), where he would reassemble them. Doing so saved Ramadoss a mint on customs charges, as he had to pay just 20-25 percent (

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