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Calcutta Dairy

AM HOW they wail, the newspapers in Calcutta. Almost all the foreign airlines are shunning the city. This cannot be, they must be brought back. It was perhaps all right for the airlines to have deserted Calcutta a few years ago when the abominable communists were on the point of taking over. But, look, Calcutta is no longer the pestilential city; we have thrown out the communists; we are reviving the investment climate; big business has slowly started to trickle back; a massive urban renewal programme is under way: Haldia is round the corner, and the Calcutta port itself will once more hum with activity once the Centre sees reason and permits the unfettered flow of water downstream through the barrage a Farakka. The international airlines must therefore be made to come back.

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