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File image of former Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Hyderabad | Published: February 12, saying while the party has promised to abolish house tax,” Satam added.Sharmaji is no more, said Professor RS Sharmas son in Patna For onceI felt orphaned My mentor since 1970 will not be available for discussions and guidance any more My thoughts immediately went back to the afternoon of December 291970 when I received a very complimentary pat on my back from a dhoti-kurta cladtallfair and robust historian after I had nervously presented my first research paper at the Indian History Congress (IHC) session at Jabalpur His humble self-introduction main RS Sharma hoon was stunningly gratifying but equally embarrassing The sense of disbelief then was enormousforI had by then already been through his masterly workssuch as Sudras in Ancient India (1958)Aspects of Political Ideas and Institutions in Ancient India (1959) and Indian Feudalism300-1200 (1965)during my graduation and post-graduation days Such indeed has been the persona of Sharmaji for people like mewho did not have the privilege of being his formal students but have had the great opportunity of receiving his blessings nonetheless The 91-year-old had all through encouraged young scholars through suggestions and comments on their writings More remarkablyhis humility had no limits he was always ready to learn even from a novice working in the discipline of history and go to the extent of acknowledging him/ her in his works Such a combination of scholarship and humility is not seen easily todaywhen even toddlers in history writing prefer to blow their own trumpets in the din of the market About six-seven years agowhen Sharmaji was recuperating in a Delhi hospital after a minor surgeryI visited him to wish a speedy recovery Even thereone could not miss his enormous enthusiasm and commitment to the discipline Showing one of his recently released bookshe said that it was his 85th book (including numerous translations in various Indian and foreign languages)in his 85th year Apparentlythat unceasing zest to write was his elixir that had kept him mentally and physically alive till almost the end of his life One of his last books is Rethinking Indias Past (2009) Sharmaji has written so prolificallynot to add many letters against his name but to spread a scientific historical consciousness amongst his readers The fact that his first book (Vishwa Itihas ki Bhumikain two volumes1953recently revised) was published in Hindi when he was merely in his early thirtiesand that he deliberately got almost all his works translated into Hindi and other Indian languagesare indicators of his concern for making his writings available to the maximum possible readers in their own languages Before accepting the offer of professorship and headship of the history department of the University of Delhi in 1973Professor Sharma had already created a distinct identity for the same department in Patna University during his 15-year tenure (1958-1973) Immediately after his arrival in Delhihe tried to harness the enormous pool of talent lying scattered over scores of constituent colleges of this university Sharmaji strongly believed that every person possesses some positive quality or the other and that opportunities should created for him/ her to concretise it He was a great institution buildera quality well represented in the way he shaped the academic programme and administrative structure of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) as its founder chairman (1972-77) Sharmajis commitment to the dissemination of scientific history was boundless He was not just a class-room preacher He took his craft into the public domain andlike a true activistceaselessly fought communalobscurantist and fascist forces He literally led from the front When such forces withdrew his Ancient India (textbook for XI-XII classes) in 1977 (the book was subsequently restored)he came out with In Defence of Ancient India (1978) attacking those forces His Communal History and Ramas Ayodhya (1990) and Ramjanmabhumi-Baburi Masjid: A Historians Report to the Nation (in cooperation with Professors M Athar AliDN Jha and Suraj Bhan1991) made a strong case against the exponents of the Rama Temple (under the Babri Masjid) No wonderthe government of India sought his views on the more recent controversy about the Rama Setu project as well Earlierhe had been instrumental in getting a resolution passed at the IHC against the Emergency Professor Sharmas mastery of epigraphicliterary and archaeological texts enabled him to demolish many myths created by imperialist-colonialist historiography as well as by the cultural chauvinists of more recent timesand made scientific study of the ever-changing Indian society in all its dimensions possible He was a colossus It would be difficult to fill the void created by him WeIndianswould miss him The writer is a professor of history at the University of [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sarwar Lateef | Published: October 24 2011 12:46 am Related News That India needs a strongindependent and effective anti-corruption commission is no longer in dispute The governments belated ratification in May of the 2005 United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) binds the country to having such a body Howeverpolicy reviews of the three dozen-odd corruption commissions established in the developing world over the past couple of decades paint a dismal picture The two frequently cited examplesin Hong Kong and Singaporeare mature institutions that mirror the success of these city-states Their relevance to a large vibrant democracy like ours is limited Two more relevant examples that have shown initial success are the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission of Korea (ACRC) established in 2002 and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) of Indonesiaestablished in 2004 Both were a response to the public perception that the Asian financial crisis of the 90s was greatly exacerbated by crony capitalism and state capture The jury is still out on the sustainability of these initiatives Indeed powerful vested interests are already trying to defang the KPK The Korean ACRCwhose mandate only covers the executive branchfocuses on preventive and educational measures It is charged with developing anti-corruption policiescodes of conductreforming the legal and institutional frameworkevaluating ministries and public sector organisationsmonitoring corruption and protecting whistleblowers The commission does not directly investigate cases of corruption but receives complaints and directs these to the relevant agencies Its flagship productan annual integrity assessment for key organisations and ministriesis based on surveys of users and employees and an evaluation of management response to survey results Action plans are developed based on these assessments and their implementation monitored Organisation ratings along with survey results are made publiccreating a powerful incentive to improve performance The Indonesian KPK covers all branches of government except the military Private firms are prosecuted when co-accused The commission reviews complaints and assigns these to the policethe attorney generals officeor other relevant agencyor it investigates these itself In the 2004-2009 periodthe commission established a 100 per cent conviction rate on 85 important cases of bribery It successfully convicted public prosecutorspolice officialsthe chief election commissionermembers of parliamentcabinet members and central bank officialseroding the sense of impunity that prevailed in the past There are several lessons from these cases that could help assess the Lokpal bill when it emerges from the standing committee Firstindependence from the government for the agencys budgetstaffingand policy and operational decisions is critical The Korean and Indonesian commissions enjoy such autonomy Giving the Lokpal constitutional status together with budgetarypolicy and operational autonomy would help Secondthe agenda for a new agency needs to be manageable Koreas ACRC focuses on preventive measures in the executive branch Indonesias KPK has focused on enforcementand has cherry picked the cases it wishes to pursueleaving the rest to other agencies This is where the Jan Lokpal bill is deeply flawed Its mandate not only covers all 3 million-plus Central government employees (as against only Group A civil servants in the government bill)but also Parliament and the judiciary Moreoverit includes public grievances in relation to citizens charters These were two of the three conditions for Anna Hazare breaking his fast at Ramlila grounds Yet this is a recipe for the Lokpal being buried under an avalanche of public complaints If (s)he fails to deal with them expeditiously(s)he will lose credibility and cynicism will set in (When Korea merged the ombudsman function with its anti-corruption commission in 2008public grievances quickly dominated the agencys workload) The compromise suggested by the National Campaign for Peoples Right to Information a separate law governing citizens charter-related grievances with a separate body to manage this makes eminent sense The government is right to exclude the judiciary from the purview of the Lokpal The separation of powers in the Constitution needs to be preserved The judiciary must see the Lokpal as an ally rather than an adversary Passage of a sound judicial accountability bill will reassure the public that the government is serious about addressing judicial corruption It will also help ensure that the special courts that will try corruption cases have judges of the highest integrity In Indonesiathe now decentralised national anti-corruption court was critical to the high conviction rates Thirda new organisation is rarely created in an institutional vacuum The Korean ACCR does not duplicate the functions of the police and the public prosecutorsbut oversees them The Indonesian KPK has overlapping functionsbut has the power to overrule those organisationstake over cases it considers not being properly investigated This has been a source of unseemly inter-agency conflict The Jan Lokpal bill proposes to shift the anti-corruption wing of the CBI to the Lokpal The government bill proposes separate and potentially overlapping investigation and prosecution functions for the Lokpal The standing committeewhich is already being lobbied by the CVC and CBIneeds to ensure a clear division of labour and effective coordination mechanisms Fourthestablishing strong modern management systems in anti-corruption agencies is as important as getting the legal framework right In Indonesiaprocesses were thought through and effective systems put in place The KPK was exempted from civil service rules Salaries were set way above government levels An HR firm was competitively procured to manage a successful Indonesia calling recruitment campaign The best and the brightest were recruitedincluding from the police and public prosecutors A code of conduct was established Staff was subject to a strong results focus Similarlyensuring sound management systems has implications for who is appointed to manage the Lokpal Finallythe political will to sustain support for an anti-corruption agency is typically weak Strong vested interests are threatened and will resist change A vigilant public and civil society strongly support the Korean and Indonesian anti-corruption agencies Social networks in Indonesia have mobilised public opinion and are trying to resist efforts to dilute the powers of the KPK In IndiaAnna Hazares movement has catalysed support for this agenda But public support can dissipate or be distracted There is no alternative to a professionally organised civil society that systematically mobilises voters in a non-partisan way and eschews the blackmail implicit in Gandhian fasts The writer specialises in issues of governance and development For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Meghalaya | Published: October 21 2016 9:28 pm Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor on Friday expressed their keenness to return to Meghalaya which is also known as the abode of clouds to shoot more films Top News Bollywood actors Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor on Friday expressed their keenness to return to Meghalaya which is also known as the abode of clouds to shoot more films “I have fallen in love with Meghalaya courtesy Rock On 2… The natural beauty here is very rare Every person on the crew felt sad when it was time to go back from here” Akhtar told journalists at Ri Kynjai resort before serenading the crowd at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender at Bhoirymbong in Ri-Bhoi district Shraddha Kapoor who was also at the press conference said: “Shillong is one of the places where it is difficult for me to go back home” “I have been here four times from the time the film was shot This is my favourite place and it’s very hard to say goodbye to Shillong People are lovely and we all feel at home It is a dream to be part of Rock On 2” she said The “Rock On 2” which will be released on November 11 was shot in several locations in the eastern part of Meghalaya Meghalaya has a lot of potential with beautiful spots and the hospitality We enjoyed the hospitality during the shooting of the film they said “People here are lovely and have an inherent love for music We also fell in love with the place as we start the journey of the film As Shillong has many rock bands that also performed in different cities we felt it incomplete if no band from here is involved in the movie” Akhtar said When asked if he plans to shoot more films in Meghalaya Akhtar said “every film calls for its location setting and its own backdrop I do hope more movies come and shoot here and have the creative experience that we had and enjoy this amazing place” On the controversy not to allow Pakistani artistes feature in Indian films Akhtar said when things were “good” nobody was complaining about working with each other\ Watch:Rock On! 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However, 1 (state government) is taking all possible efforts under the purview of the law to accommodate as many hutment dwellers as possible and for that only (sic) DRP came into force and is being implemented, it states It also mentions that the slumdwellers had demanded that those residing in Dharavi post January 12000 should also be rehabilitated under the DRP The governmentafter a litigation in the Supreme Courtdecided to accept January 12000 as the cut-off date as the criterion for eligibility for rehabilitation Howeverthe affidavit states that on January 2the government decided to consider a slumdweller who has arrived after January 12000 as eligible for rehabilitation in the Dharavi notified area by regularising the transfer of a slum structureconstructed prior to the cut-off datein his name Defending the decision to hand over Sector 5 to MHADA for redevelopmentthe affidavit states that the number of bidders for the DRP reduced drastically over time It adds? it had to be implemented, but he need to plan it well. ? has the fourth highest number of urban centres in the country that are located on polluted river stretches. 2013 3:06 am Related News The Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) seems to have zeroed in on the undulating land south of Khed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for the proposed international airport in Pune. who has been Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Krishna Vamsi | Hyderabad | Updated: December 1,” Shah Rukh escaped an accident on the sets of his upcoming film being directed by Aanand L Rai on Tuesday when a portion of ceiling well off.
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