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Hindustan Times
New Delhi, November 19, 2010
Transcripts have been carried in some Indian publications of what are purportedly telephone conversations between, among others, Hindustan Times Advisory Editorial Director Vir Sanghvi, and a lobbyist, Niira Radia.  While the authenticity of these transcripts cannot be ascertained,  Hindustan Times would like to reiterate its steadfast adherence to a code of ethics of the highest levels and values that involve integrity, credibility and transparency in our constant endeavour to bring news and analysis that is unbiased, balanced and authentic to its readers.
 
As for the alleged involvement of Mr Sanghvi with matters concerning Ms Radia, as the transcripts may imply, we would like to cite Mr Sanghvi's own clarifications on this as posted by him on his personal website, www.virsanghvi.com. Mr Sanghvi writes a weekly column, titled Counterpoint, in which the views he expresses, like those of our other columnists, are his own.