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Only in India

December 2007
Only in India

Farmers in Mizoram are being paid two rupees for every rat they kill, part of a government program to reduce the rodent population. To collect the money, farmers must bring rat tails to the government offices. (AP)

A man used a peepal tree to climb a wall at Mumbai airport and almost entered a parked plane. Despite the security risk, the tree cannot be cut down because many people consider it sacred, an official said. (Mumbai Mirror)

A guard on a Virar-bound train who tried to enter the ladies’ compartment to find out who had pulled the emergency chain was beaten up by railway police. The guard said he wasn’t given a chance to identify himself. (Mumbai Mirror)

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