ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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In the News-Maker s Absence

In the News-Maker's Absence Nireekshak WITH the Prime Minister away, the focus of political and journalistic attention was bound to shift, as it has done, to points in Europe and America. For a brief moment it appeared as though New Delhi had not much grist to provide for the mills of its special correspondents. This may have been an in- convenicme in normal times, though never much more than that, as the native ingenuity of the special correspondents is known to have survived greater obstacles. But these are not normal times. And in any case, before any inconvenience could be felt by anyone, there came some windfalls which newspapers avidly picked up. The windfalls came in the form, first, of the new tax levies and, second, the Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister's visit to the capital. China's admission to the United Nations, again, found the correspondents busy. There has been much animated editorial discussion also.

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