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  • Free car for child-free couples … and for the Pope

    Officials in the Indian province of Rajasthan are so worried about population growth that they are offering couples a free car if they allow themselves to be sterilised.

    [mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]The car on offer is the Tata Nano, thought to be the cheapest car on the global market, along with motorcycles, televisions and food blenders. Meanwhile one of the world’s leading opponents of birth control, Pope Benedict XVI, has ordered a new ‘Popemobile’ to be built that runs on renewable electricity. The Pope, who comes from Germany, has commissioned Mercedes to make a car with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can run for 50 kilometres without emitting any greenhouse gases.