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Bad news in any language

Bad news in any language
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First Published: Tue, Apr 08 2008. 11 20 PM IST

Updated: Tue, Apr 08 2008. 11 20 PM IST
Inflation touched a three-year high of 7% for the week ended 22 March and analysts and experts expect it will continue to rise. The increase in prices is bad news for the ruling United Progressive Alliance government in a year that will see elections to five key states ahead of elections to the Lok Sabha in 2009. The mood of the nation, and of the ‘aam aadmi’ (common man; the focus of the UPA’s election manifesto in 2004 when it came to power) is perhaps best captured by headlines in regional dailies over the past two weeks. Mint presents a sampling of what the regional and local language press have said on inflation and the government’s efforts to fight it.
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First Published: Tue, Apr 08 2008. 11 20 PM IST