1. Not in the spirit of the game

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    By Basudev Mahapatra ‘Cricket is more a business than just a sport’ is what the Board for Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) probably thinks. In the last decade or so, BCCI has made it like a business organisation than a promoter of the sport in India. Through sponsorships and...
  2. Naveen’s ‘Mamata’, an eyewash

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    By Basudev Mahapatra   For the pregnant and lactating women in the state, Odisha government has come up with a new scheme named ‘Mamata’. Announced just before the Panchayat polls, the scheme is designed to support the mothers and their newborn babies with an amount of Rs. 5000 in four...