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An Indian City Is Paying People to Use Its Toilets

Officials hope the offer deters public defecation in Ahmedabad

(Newser) - Going to the bathroom isn't just universal. In one Indian city, it's also lucrative. Officials in Ahmedabad are paying residents to use public toilets in an effort to keep open areas free of urine and human waste. Their slogan: "Take a pee and get a rupee."... More »

Indian Bombings Kill 29

Series of small blasts hit Bangalore, Ahmedabad

(Newser) - A series of small explosions rocked an Indian city for the second straight day today, Reuters reports. At least 29 people were killed and 88 injured in a wave of blasts in Ahmedabad, which has a history of Hindu-Muslim tensions. Yesterday, at least one person was killed in a similar... More »

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