ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Ordeal by Fire

of Home Minister Uma Shankar Dikshit, Searchlight and its Hindi counterpart, Pradeep, resumed publication less than two weeks after the attack on their offices and press on March 18. Dikshit, the wizard behind National Herald's finances and its Managing Director for years, knows his newspaper economics well However, returning from an on- the-spot study he almost suggested that the two dailies might not see the light of day again. While replying to the Lok Sabha debate on the Patna incident, he even implied that Searchlight could have saved itself had it sought his help, as the rival Indian Nation is supposed to have done.

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