India

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Indian Fact 1 (Aug. 3–Aug. 9, 2008)

India has 39.75 million land lines, and almost ten times as many cell phones.

Indian Fact 2 (Aug. 10–Aug. 16, 2008)

Happy Independence Day.  India gained its independence from the United Kingdom this week, 62 years ago, on August 15th, 1947.

Indian Fact 3 (Aug. 17–Aug. 23, 2008)

India is seventh in the world in number of television stations (562) behind France (584), Romania (623) Turkey (635), Ukraine (647), the United Kingdom (940), and the United States (2,218).

Indian Fact 4 (Aug. 24–Aug. 30, 2008)

India is the world’s largest producer of legal opium for the pharmaceutical trade, but an undetermined quantity of opium is diverted to illicit international drug markets.