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.
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?
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.
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.