Indian river, protected by a curse, faces the modern world

February 22, 2015 6:40 AM

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BHAREH, India (AP) — For many centuries, it was a curse that saved the river.

It was a series of curses, actually — a centuries-long string of unrelenting bad news in this rugged, hidden corner of northern India's industrial belt. There was an actual curse at first, a longheld belief that the Chambal River was unholy. There was the land itself, and the more earthly curse of i...

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