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The Price of Dissent

count of 'tremendous increases' in prices of all items. The company intends to meet a part of the escalated cost by issue of rights shares of Rs 93 lakhs, and the balance by borrowings from THE FOURTH ESTATE The Price of Dissent Nircekshak THE confrontation between the editor of Hindustan Times, B G Verghese, and the owners of the paper, the Birlas, was not altogether unexpected (see 'Fourth Estate', September 28). What was unexpected, and is perhaps unprecedented, is the near-unanimous support which the editorial staff of the paper has extended to Veronese. The staff ha.s formed a committee to resist his removal.

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