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MARCH 12, 2007
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 COVER STORY: Budget 2007: THE POLITICS

BIG BUCKS NO BANG
Shorn of any big idea, Budget 2007 is an essay that tries to manage the exigencies of politics and the public outcry on inflation even as it attempts to balance the need for growth. It satisfies neither political wants nor economic needs.

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Frozen in Time

Prolonged tenures and lack of follow-up action by governments have reduced judicial commissions and tribunals to expensive and ineffective political tools. India Today's Neeraj Mishra reports.


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COVER STORY: Budget 2007: THE ECONOMICS
A Story Of Missed Opportunity

Buoyant tax revenues, high growth and the India euphoria called for a big bang approach to reforms this Budget. Sadly, it seems to have missed the shuttle for a higher orbit.

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COVER STORY: Railway Budget
The Money Train

Lalu Yadav's budget aims to utilise the unprecedented profits to modernise the railways. But will the sops eat into the earnings?

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NATION: BOFORS DEAL
Not Minding Q

The mysterious Ottavio Quattrocchi resurfaces, this time in Argentina, raising a political storm and forcing an embarrassed UPA Government to make a show of seeking his extradition. Can the CBI get him back or is the case finally buried?

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STATES: ANDHRA PRADESH
Beyond City Limits

Once completed, Greater Hyderabad might become the country's largest metro, but the project is being opposed by political groups which fear that this is a precursor to turning the city into a Union territory.

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STATES: ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS
Congress Saddened

The BJP's gains in urban Punjab make up for the Akalis' rural loss, turfing out the Congress

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STATES: MAHARASHTRA
Nearing Land's End

In their bid to acquire prized real estate, developers in Mumbai have found a vulnerable lot in small shopkeepers and residents of old buildings. With police being hand in glove, there's little respite.

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TOURISM: UTTAR PRADESH
Mutiny And The Bounty

The state Government beckons foreigners via graveyard tourism while cashing in on the history of British Raj as India gets ready to celebrate 150th year of her first war of Independence

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HERITAGE: OLD LANDMARKS
Bricks To Bouquets

Bangalore's civic officials, aided by pro-heritage support groups, are trying to salvage the hi-tech city's crumbling historic structures

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SOCIETY & THE ARTS: HOLLYWOOD MOVIES
Lights, Camera, India

A-list actors shoot a quirky Hollywood film in Rajasthan, part of a new wave of several big ticket movies that are winding their way here

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COVER STORY: Budget 2007
It's A Zero Sop Game

The Budget has little to offer to individuals. Tinkering a bit with a benefit here or a sop there, the finance minister has cast the net wider on some preferred investment options of the moneyed.

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STATES: GUJARAT
After-Hours Gavel Gazing

A novel experiment of holding courts for two hours in the evening by paying the existing staff extra salary is helping the state clear its backlog of over 32 lakh pending cases.

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STATES: ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS
A Dash Of Saffron

A resurgent BJP puts a beleaguered UPA on the defensive on the eve of impending electoral battles, starting with Uttar Pradesh

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STATES: KARNATAKA
Family Serial

The film producer-turned-chief minister will soon launch a TV channel in the hope that eyeballs will finally win him votes

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WILDLIFE: ELEPHANTS
The Jumbo Job

An escalating human-tusker conflict has forced the state Government to urgently re-work its elephant corridor project

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TECHNOLOGY: THE INNOVATORS
The Future Is A Startup

Inspired by the success stories of Google, YouTube and MySpace, Indian entrepreneurs are setting up shops on the infotech highway amply funded by venture capital amounting to over Rs 13,000 crore

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SOCIETY & THE ARTS: THEATRE
Dramatic Revival

Hyderabad has set the stage for meaningful theatre with popular appeal

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SOCIETY & THE ARTS: TV ACTORS

Thinking Out Of The Box

Small-screen celebrities looking for alternative sources of income are launching innovative ventures ranging from dog salons and restaurants to production houses

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