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Back to the Old Theme

Back to the Old Theme Nireeksha k WHEN Inder Gujral drops a brick, as he often does, it usually falls, not with a dull thud, but with a deafening crash. As Minister of State for Information he has antagonised more publishers and editors than any minister before him, without however necessarily raising any new applause from those whom he obviously likes to befriend: the working journalist. Gujral's recent peroration at the 21st annual meeting of the All-India Newspaper Editors' Conference (AINEC), for example, seems to have stirred a hornet's nest His theme was that newspapers cannot claim advertisement as a fundamental right.

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