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Involve Banking Sector

The scheme notified by the state government for disbursing infrastruc-ture loans to institutions of higher education at a nominal rate of six per cent would certainly make managements of such institutions re-work their plans.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

BJP’s Strange Logic 
The BJP president is reported to have said the action of the Karnataka Chief Minister, B S Yeddyurappa   in de-notifying the government land and distributing it among his relatives is legal but immoral.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

BJP’s Strange Logic 
The BJP president is reported to have said the action of the Karnataka Chief Minister, B S Yeddyurappa   in de-notifying the government land and distributing it among his relatives is legal but immoral.

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Radia Stigma for Indian Media

BY RAJDEEP SARDESAI
2010 for the Indian media has been almost Dickensian: it’s been the best of times, but also possibly the worst. A chief minister resigning, a Union minister stepping down, senior politicians raided: when was the last time the Indian media could claim so many ‘victories’ in a single year?

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Cause for Concern

The very structures (read panchayats and municipalities) of people’s participation “run the risk of being seen as effectively becoming tools in the hands of a few to wield their power over the community.” This observation of the Archbishop, Rev Filipe Neri Ferrao sums up the nature of politics in the state where grassroot institutions are made subservient to the will of a few larger-than-life politicians.

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Hounded for Honesty

It is hard to imagine what Mr Sanjiv Chaturvedi, a young forest service officer is made of. He has withstood the might of the Haryana government for five long years. This hard-as-nails bureaucrat was transferred 12 times in the last five years.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Inconvenience to Bus Passengers
Usually bus passengers keep their luggage in the compartments of the bus. However, when the bus takes a sharp turn or plies on potholes, the luggage lying in the compartment fall down inconveniencing the fellow passengers. If the luggage is heavy then it may cause injuries to people, especially the elderly.

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Congress Trying to Come Out of Quagmire

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI
The Congress finds itself in a real tight spot for the first time since its return to power in 2009 as part of the United Progressive Alliance. The entire Opposition united against it in demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to investigate the 2G telecom scandal, and put it on the defensive.

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Making a Difference

In 2003 Brazil launched ‘Bolsa Familia’ a scheme by which money was put straight in the hands of the poor without having to go through the bureaucratic system. Around 12 million families have now joined the scheme which ensures they get $12 a month (around Rs 500).

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Nature’s Fury

If global warming as articulated by the Greens looms large over the planet, how come it’s getting colder and not warmer? For the most of December almost all of Europe and parts of the United States and Canada have been battling record levels of snow fall.

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