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Arthur Schlesinger,Mohali stadium, Large-Billed Reed Warbler, Gir Lions & Naga Jolokia

Crossings
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Died
Arthur Schlesinger, 89, historian, Cold War era Kennedy insider who "helped define mainstream liberalism". Won 2 Pulitzers, one for A Thousand Days.

Damaged
The Mohali cricket stadium, one of India’s best, after some 50,000 people crashed in for the SAD-BJP swearing-in. Punjab CM Parkash S. Badal says sorry.

Poached
Two lionesses and a cub found dead with claws and bones missing inside Gir, the last refuge of the Asiatic lion. Gujarat has nixed relocation plans.

Sighted
The Large-Billed Reed Warbler was last sighted in Himachal in 1867. Some 139 years on, the olive brown wetland bird is ‘ringed’ in Thailand.

Sizzled
Assam chilli Naga Jolokia is officially now the hottest in the world, with a Scoville Heat Unit of 10,01,304. Twice as hot as Mexico’s Red Savina, ex-No. 1.

Oversaid
"We’d like to hang you from a lamp post," says an SC bench, exasperated by the corruption in the country. It was trying the Rs 1,000 crore fodder scam.

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