India News: A Poem from Today’s Headlines

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TWENTY-NINE HEADLINES (AND ONE CAPTION)

Death for Bali bombers, cries mob on rampage
Al Gore not in the race
Chinese duo in space

Quake push to disaster policy
Kashmir death toll may reach 1,500
Dogs to the rescue
Indians airlifted
Cricket fraternity extends help

Weather clears, hopes rise…

Israeli army arrests
14-yr-old potential bomber
Iraq constitution deal praised
Mature restraint
Suicide attack kills 30

Left on boycott
North celebrates Dussehra,
South Vidyarambhan
A different puja
Teenagers rape,
kill 8-yr-old

Madrasa Board launches website
N-E Monsoon sets in,
brings copious rains

Royal Bengal tigers find safe haven
‘The Mail’ to promote Assam tea
Tribute to a genius

India ‘B’ storm into final
Axed players shocked
Sania shines in doubles
Fans injured
Soccer death
I don’t care, says Erikson

The last journey

After four days of worship,
it ends in waste. In the Hooghly
at Ahiritola Ghat

—Compiled from actual headlines in The Siliguri Statesman, West Bengal, India, 13 October 2005 by Joshua Berman

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