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Dent in India’s Independent Image


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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