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Codes and Conscience

Codes and Conscience Nireekshak WHETHER the Press Council's decision, now pending, on Tribune's com- plaints against the Haryana Govern- ment win kelp evolve a uniform code for the placing of Government advertisements paid for from public funds remains to be seen. Tribune's com- plaint if against the State Govern- meat's peremptory stoppage of ad- vertisments to it on the ground, as advanced by the Government, that the advertisement rates charged by the paper were too high. A decision on this complaint can be reasonably expected to cover only the validity or otherwise of the rates charged by Tribune, what rates of advertisement a newspaper may charge in what circumstance, and a State Government's right if any to question the rates so charged or obligation if any to accept them and advertise. That might be of some help.

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