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December 9, 2010 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
While the world frets over the WikiLeaks revelations, India is far more interested in Raja, Radia and Dutt. They are major players in a series of homegrown leaks that hint at widespread and corrosive corruption involving government, big business and the news media. Former Telecommunications Minister Andimuthu Raja, corporate publicist Nira Radia and TV news personality Barkha Dutt are named in 104 telephone calls caught on tape, part of what's been called India's biggest scandal since independence.
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July 22, 1986 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
By most standards, Bombay is one of the poorest cities in the world. More than half of its 8 million people live in squatters' slums. About 350,000 of them live on sidewalks. Yet, real estate in prime areas such as Malabar Hill and Nariman Point is among the most expensive on earth, as expensive as in Hong Kong or Manhattan. To rent a comfortable apartment here, one must usually pay, in advance and under the table, several hundred thousand dollars in "black money." The U.S.
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