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

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Calcutta Diary

AM It is a fiercely conservative nation. The brashness of a Biju Patnaik who, through a chief ministerial ukase, has ordered minimum wages for unskilled agricultural workers in Orissa to be raised from Rs 11 to Rs 25 per working day, endangers the conservative cause, including the cause of the hidebound elements in trade union bodies and peasant organisations.

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