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Into the details of the infamy at which I thus connived (for even now I can scarce grant that I committed it) I have no design of entering; I mean but to point out the warnings and the successive steps with which my chastisement approached.
Every day, every moment people are dying of cancer and it is the Centre which connived with the tobacco lobby by non- appearance of an advocate during the hearing at Bombay High court," it said, adding that the counsel who was supposed to appear for Centre had "some other interest".
But the mill owners connived each other and created artificial sugar crisis and price of this commodity had reached Rs 50 to 60 per kilogram in the market.
Asked whether, since the 1970s, British civil servants have been "aware of, connived at, and have facilitated defence exports to Saudi Arabia tainted with corruption", he reiterated the MoD's assertion that such claims were "totally unfounded".
The `orrible old cow connived to sell off council homes and get rid of the annoying homeless in the 80s to improve the chances of the Tories getting voted into key marginal wards.