Barred From Work


Indian authorities have closed more than 600 bars in Bombay. They say the bar girls, who dress in colorful costumes and sing songs from Bollywood movies, are a bad influence on society. The girls stay fully clothed, and customers aren't allowed to touch them, but police say the bars are fronts for prostitution. Officials say closing the bars will cost 150,000 people, including bartenders and bouncers, their jobs.