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Dent in India’s Independent Image

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

WIKILEAKS cables disclosures have hit India. The Hindu newspaper has accessed and summarised classified cables from the US Embassy in New Delhi to Washington–and produced a political furore.

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Twist in the Plot

THIS is a true story: A 35,000-square metre plot worth `2.5 crore at the Verna industrial estate was allotted to a person who put up only `1.5 lakh upfront. The apparent aim of this mysterious entrepreneur was to construct a warehouse costing `3.5 crore.

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In the Crosshairs

The investigation into the 2G scam is inching towards the first family of Tamil Nadu with Chief Minister, Mr M Karunanidhi’s daughter, Ms M Kanimozhi now in the crosshairs.

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A Playing Field

The Rajiv Gandhi IT Habitat in Dona Paula should have been up and working by now. Instead, it has become a playing field for personal and political interests. When the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat announced in the Assembly that his government would revive the project there was a certain amount of doubt.

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Roar of Hope

News that the number of tigers increased from 1,411 in 2006 to 1,706 last year is encouraging. It is also a signal that efforts by the central and state governments and NGO involved in preservation of wildlife have, at last, begun to bear fruit.

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