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Monkeys run amok in India’s corridors of power

NEW DELHI: India’s government faces a tough re-election battle next year but first it must deal with an opponent as wily as any political rival, troops of monkeys that have become a big threat around its offices in New Delhi. Red-faced rhesus macaques have spread havoc, snatching food and mobile telephones, breaking into homes and terrorising people in and around the Indian capital. They have colonised areas around parliament and the sites of key ministries, from the prime minister’s office to the finance and defence…