power grid failure in the world's largest democracy — which has long struggled with creaky, patchwork infrastructure — left more than 300 million people without power for several hours on Monday. Already branded India's worst blackout in more than a decade, the electricity outage, which comes during the South Asian nation's sweltering summer, affected the capital New Delhi and several northern states. Power was restored to Delhi by evening, though several other states were still dark. The country's power minister vowed that all electricity would be restored in a matter of hours.
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