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Little Light on Co-operatives

 check with the Minister concerned. Sitaram's answer : "No. There are things on which we newsmen do not directly check with a man who utters such words with a certain amount of contempt". Did he realise that his report was fairly serious ? Answer: "Of course, I know the implications of the report. I thought I was discharging my duty in a manner I am expected to do for a fighting paper like Patriot. I was guarded in my words ..." Navhind Times of Goa did not at all appreciate Sitaram's version. It said : "The correspondent was not present at the meeting; yet he thought it fit to file a report which not only was factually incorrect, but also was malicious, if not in intent, at least in effect". The paper congratulated the majority of reporters present at the meeting for standing by the "truth", "even though the whole episode has left a bitter taste in the mouth of the public and has not helped to increase the prestige of the Press''. "It is" added the paper, "a tribute to pressmen in the sense that they did not hesitate to stand by truth, even though it meant tarnishing the Press in general".

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