Samuel Evans Stokes spent years trying to persuade his neighbors in the Himalayas to grow apples, giving away plants freely until locals took to apple farming and Indians took to Red Delicious.
A bomb blast near the BJP party headquarters in Bangalore on Wednesday left 16 people injured, including eight policemen.
The Indian capital had eased its rhesus monkey problems with the help of bigger langur monkeys. Now an animal rights activist argues the solution is illegal.
India wants Italy to send two Italian marines accused of shooting Indian fishermen back to stand trial. Italy has refused, despite having promised earlier that it would.
The armed separatism of the 1990s had largely faded away, but a peace accord never followed. Frustration had been mounting in recent weeks over an execution and an expansive policing law.