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New toilets for India's poor, crime-hit village

More than 100 new toilets were unveiled Sunday in a poverty-stricken and scandal-hit village in northern India, where fearful and vulnerable women have long been forced to defecate in the open.

Aug 31, 2014
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India sharply hikes 'sin tax' on cigarettes

India's finance minister introduced a double-digit hike in "sin tax" on cigarettes Thursday in his budget as the country seeks to reduce a massive death toll from tobacco use.

Jul 10, 2014
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