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How Corporations Capture the State

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI
CORPORATE lobbyists have become a menace to Indian democracy. The release of the intercepts of a telephone conversation between an MP and a well-known lobbyist (Ms Niira Radia), and media stories on the growing power of the lobbyist–politician–policymaker nexus, bear this out.

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Karat’s Witch Hunt

POLEMICS has intensified within the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on ‘rectification’. Initiated by general secretary Mr Prakash Karat after the party’s debacle in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, the ‘rectification’ is to correct the wrong trends that have crept in the party.

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Disappearing Hills

THE government has constituted two flying squads (one in each district) to take prompt action against hill cutting and filling of low-lying areas.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Investigating the Obvious
THE US President, Mr Barack Obama has dispatched two of his most senior national security aides to Pakistan to investigate the May 1 NY bomb plot, which has been blamed on the Pakistani Taliban.

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Caste: Antithesis of Democracy

BY KULDIP NAYAR
ALMOST the first task that Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru undertook after winning independence was to abolish caste. All government records, registers and application forms deleted the column of caste.

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It’s not Maoism, Comrades

THE killing of 40 civilians/special police officers in Dantewada could be called anything but revolutionary. Even Mao at no stage, and never Karl Marx or Lenin, ever wanted revolutionaries to carry out senseless violence.

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Hindu or Muslim

THE National Investigation Agency (NIA) finally on Monday filed the chargesheet against eleven Sanatan Sanstha members in the Diwali-eve bomb blast that took place in Margao.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

RECENTLY, the Union Sports Ministry has formulated a new framework regulating the functioning of the various sports bodies in India. The new framework stipulates fixed tenure for the heads of these bodies.

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Soft CBI as Mayawati’s Reward

BY INDRANIL BANERJEA
IF there is one thing the average Hindu would want to feel proud of, it is that he is not intolerant. Think of this: The ruling party is today headed by an Italian-born Roman Catholic who runs the country.

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Driving Children to the Brink

THE report of four students in south Goa committing suicide during the last four months due to their inability to cope with academic pressure is depressing. In Cuncolim, cases of youth in 15-24 age group taking their lives are growing.

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