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Singh was synonymous with wrestling in India, in order to overcome this hurdle and also to carry out the party affairs, The Lok Sabha adjourned its sessions after passing the two important bills of?protocols and procedures as well as the role and training of television umpires, the games governing body said Among the various discussions that got triggered after this latest tweaking of the rulesmost have concentrated on futility of the additional reviews or the optimism over the effort to improve the technological aids Two extra reviews after 80 overs is cosmeticthey say while insisting that real-time Snickometer will go a long way in hiding Hot Spots faults But the less-talked about big step towards finding a near-perfect umpiring system happens to be the ICCs promise to re-assess the DRS protocols and procedures During the Ashesit was felt that it was the implementation of DRSand not the inadequacy of technologythat was responsible for most howlers The most farcical umpiring faux pas happened in the first Test at Trent Bridge when Stuart Broad got a reprieve even when everyone at the groundincluding the third umpireknew that he had hitthe ball into the hands of the slip fielder But since the third umpire didnt have a voice of his ownhe couldnt shout it out to the field umpire on the walkie talkie With the Aussies having exhausted their reviewsthey were helplessafter being livid So will these additional reviews or better technology help in eliminating Trent Bridge-like scenario Not really Reviews can still get exhaustedand even with existing technology it was obvious Broad had been dismissed To avoid a repeat farcethe ICC working group needs to empower the third umpire He has been given better eyes and ears; what he now desperately need is a voice (Shamik is a principal correspondent based in Kolkata) For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: October 3 2014 1:06 am Related News Delhi city of migrants a megapolis made up of the lives and stories of the people who pour into it from various places should have been an unlikely place for individuals to be branded outsiders and attacked for being different Yet at a metro station this Sunday a violent mob chanting nationalist slogans bore down on three African students While the three boys were badly injured and there is ample video footage of the incident no one has been arrested yet It was left to the ambassadors of Gabon and Burkina Faso the home countries of the students to urge a “fair investigation” Incidents such as these lay bare the crude unquestioned racism that thrives in the city The metro attack happened in the same week that former Delhi law minister and AAP leader Somnath Bharti was chargesheeted for a midnight raid this January on Ugandan women living in Khirki Extension In May a young Nigerian woman was beaten up at a grocery store in Munirka allegedly by the shopkeeper and other local residents It is not just African nationals who are at the receiving end of such behaviour In February this year Nido Tania a student from the Northeast was beaten to death in Lajpat Nagar Suspicion verbal abuse and harassment have long followed people from the Northeast and from African countries as they move about in the city But this everyday hostility may have acquired a more aggressive edge during the shortlived tenure of the AAP government in Delhi When a law minister leads a vigilante-style attack in the name of justice and then continues to cast aspersions on members of a particular community it legitimises and encourages the impulse of the mob The law must show zero tolerance for such attacks FIRs must be filed offenders brought to book and punished Victims complain of a police that looks the other way or even participates in the hostility A deeper change of attitude also has to take place In social as well as political discourse Delhi’s casual racism needs to be recognised and rejected For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Saurabh Prashar | Chandigarh | Published: March 4 2017 6:32 am Top News THE NARCOTICS Control Bureau (NCB) has attached the movable and immovable properties including a four- marla house two cars and three bank accounts having around Rs 5 lakh of drug smuggler Hakam Rai a resident of Sector 21 in Panchkula He was arrested in September 2016 and is currently facing trial The process of attaching the properties of Hakam Rai was initiated after filing a detailed chargesheet against him on December 21 2016 Rai who is a notorious drug peddler and has been arrested eight times is out on bail Watch What Else is Making News A team of NCB arrested him and seized from his possession 1470 kg opium which was being brought in a Honda City car from Sirsa on September 7 last year Rs 58000 in cash was recovered too Zonal director NCB Kaustubh Sharma said “Although Hakam Rai is facing trial in two separate cases of drug seizures from his possession including one in Mohali his properties have been attached for the first time There is still confusion about one of the two attached cars which was gifted by Rai to his daughter on her wedding recently” Police sources said during the course of investigation it came to light that Rai had spent around Rs 50 lakh on the marriage of his daughter in Panchkula The wedding took place in March 2016 In October 2012 Rai had filed a complaint in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against certain Panchkula police officials alleging that they had granted bail to a drug peddler after accepting a bribe of Rs 36 lakh A probe was marked to the CBI The incharge of crime branch was shifted following the allegations For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Jyoti Sharma Bawa | New Delhi | Published: June 16 2017 3:11 pm Super Singh movie review: Diljit Dosanjh’s hero sure knows how to tell a joke and he will keep you laughing through this film Related News Super Singh movie cast: Diljit Dosanjh Sonam Bajwa Pawan Malhotra Super Singh movie director: Anurag Singh Super Singh rating: 3 stars Ever superhero has his special powers — one can fly another is indestructible while the third one is all-powerful Now take everything you have ever watched in DC and Marvel give it a quick mixer-grinder treatment and pronto we have Diljit Dosanjh in and as Super Singh He can fly he can kick balls (literally and figuratively) and he is out to save the world But when you meet him in a dark theatre all spandex and machismo the superpower that actually keeps you seated for 170 minutes is his comic timings Diljit’s hero sure knows how to tell a joke and he will keep you laughing through this film Now that is quite a strategy keep your CGI and special effects Hollywood we will laugh you out of the competition Because let us face it the special effects in this superhero caper are a joke There is a moment when Super Singh emerges holding a luxury liner from the water and you laugh so much it hurts The good part is that just like the audience neither he nor the film take himself or his superpowers seriously in most of the film He will thwart a burglary attempt with the same countenance as he will help an old woman with her shopping bags with 3 kg potato two kg onions and 3 garlic pods After his first attempt at being a superhero he actually gets a bunch of bananas and $51 as shagun Diljit’s charm also keeps your attention away from the film’s wafer-thin plot and a villain — we won’t tell you who it is — who hams so much he is his own meme Every time you realise just how huge the craters are in the screenplay Diljit tells a joke and all’s right with the film That is till Diljit and his Super Singh realise that with great power comes great responsibility From Canada where he is an amiable misfit wooing a white Cheerleader with jokes and bhangra he lands in drug-addled Punjab where leaders — political or religious — are out to fleece and fool people The film goes south from there The cliched climax which seems to have been lifted from a bad 80s actioner does not help the film either By this time you are tired of how the film has been thrusting moral lessons down your throat too The message about religion feel forced and start getting preachy especially towards the end But the director Anurag Singh sure knows his target audience Whether it is Punjab or NRI audience they are going to love the first Punjabi superhero comes as he does with Diljit Dosanjh’s innate charm and man-boy persona But next time Super Singh goes on his quests to save the world and he will given the promise of sequel is very much there in Super Singh we strongly advise him to carry a hand sanitiser Or find a planet with toilet on it For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsJammu: On ThursdayBJP attacked NC leader Omar Abdullah for "absolving" Pakistan of its role in the current turmoil in the Kashmir Valley and accused the opposition parties of "aggravating the prevailing situation" to destabilise the coalition government in the state Hitting out at the opposition parties a day after their meeting to discuss the Kashmir unrest BJP also said it was not the time to have dialogue with Pakistan or any other individuals or groups on the Jammu and Kashmir issues "Leaders like Omar Abdullah Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami and Congress leaders who participated in yesterday’s meeting of opposition parties in Srinagar are trying to fish in troubles waters" BJP state spokesperson Virender Gupta alleged He claimed that none of the leaders had played any effective role in pacifying the situation "Instead of playing a constructive role these leaders remained engaged in instigating the people and aggravating the prevailing situation A file photo of Omar Abdullah PTI "Omar Abdullah’s tweets on a daily basis gave support to the ongoing agitation led by the extremists and terrorist groups at the behest of Pakistan" he alleged Targeting Congress the BJP leader said "It was obvious from the statements of Ghulam Nabi Azad and P Chidambaram that Congress was acting behind the scene in organizing the present meeting to take the benefit of the existing situation and destabilize the PDP-BJP coalition government in the state Gupta criticized Omar for "absolving" Pakistan and "downplaying" its role in creation of the present situation "whereas it is well known and amply clear from the statements of Pakistan Prime Minister its President Army Chief and other functionaries apart from the leaders of the terrorist groups that Pakistan and terrorist groups operating from there are mainly responsible for the present situation in the Valley "Omar Abdullah must have the knowledge that most of the terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir recently belonged to Pakistan and must be aware of the admission statements of Pakistani terrorists captured by the Indian security forces "Omar needs to explain the reason for denial of truth and for his blatant lies" he said The NC leader had on Wednesday said that Kashmir is a political issue which needs to be addressed politically "The first step is to admit and recognise the anger and then take steps to address it" Omar said Lashing out at the former chief minister the BJP leader asked "who was behind motivating the 10-12 year old children to throw stones at the security forces" "Did the Prime-Minister not make efforts to have negotiations with Pakistan to resolve the bilateral issues between the two countries Did Modi not make attempts to address the various issues confronting the people of Jammu and Kashmir Did he not make many visits to the state particularly the Valley" Gupta questioned He also refused the demand to initiate an inquiry into the allegations of excessive force by security forces while dealing with protestors The former chief minister said all the opposition parties were worried about youths getting killed and injured in security forces’ firing while the state and the central governments "mishandled" the situation The BJP spokesman questioned how many enquiries were conducted during the outbreak of violence after 1990 2008 and 2010 when National Conference and Congress were in power He also said that any political solution for Jammu and Kashmir can only be worked out by taking people of all the three regions into confidence Uttar Pradesh:A woman was killed and three people including her grandchildren were injured on Saturday when they were hit by a police jeep whose driver was trying to save a cow police officials said The incident in Harriya township took place when Usha Devi 60 and the others were walking on the road The driver of the police’s Dial 100 jeep lost control of the vehicle in an effort to save a cow Usha Devi was killed on the spot Three people including her two granddaughters aged two and four were admitted to the district hospital police said A case has been registered against the driver of the vehicle By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: July 30 2017 9:04 am The CAS order comes as good news for athletes like Dutee Chand with high but naturally occurring testosterone File Related News A day after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) invited Indian sprinter Dutee Chand to participate in the World Championships the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued an interim order on Sunday which extended the suspension of hyperandrogenism guidelines by two months For athletes like Chand with high but naturally occurring testosterone the CAS order means there won’t be a sword hanging over their heads while they participate at the World Championships Though IAAF president Sebastian Coe had stated on the eve of the Asian Athletics Championships that eligibility of hyperandrogenic athletes won’t be affected for the World Championships CAS’ latest order gives athletes breathing space while also putting the sports’ governing body on notice On Saturday the CAS said that if the IAAF failed to provide scientific evidence within two months to prove the co-relation between enhanced testosterone levels and improved athletic ability in hyperandrogenic athletes then the guidelines would remain void The IAAF had earlier this month claimed to have fresh evidence which proves female athletes with hyperandrogenism have an advantage over others and that they would knock on the doors of CAS “Based upon the agreement of the parties and at the approval of the Panel the Hyperandrogenism Regulations have been suspended for an additional two (2) months During such extended suspension Ms Dutee Chand remains eligible to compete in both national and international level athletics events Should the IAAF not file any scientific evidence within the additional two-month period granted by the CAS Panel (ie end of September 2017) the Hyperandrogenism Regulations will be declared void” CAS said in a statement The initial interim order of CAS which had set aside the hyperandrogenism guidelines which were disputed by Chand was in force till July 24 Leveling the playing field In its effort to present fresh scientific evidence to CAS the IAAF funded the research by scientists Stephane Bermon and Pierre-Yves Garnier — the director of the IAAF’s health and science department The research paper was titled: Leveling the Playing Field in Female Sports was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine The two scientists conducted their research based on serum androgen levels of 2127 male and female athletes based on their performance at the 2011 and 2013 IAAF world championships Among other things the study found that in certain events female athletes with high testosterone levels benefit from a 18 per cent to 45 per cent competitive advantage over female athletes with lower testosterone levels “Female athletes with high fT (testosterone) levels have a significant competitive advantage over those with low fT in 400 m 400 m hurdles 800 m hammer throw and pole vault” the research article stated Chand participates in the 100 metres and the 200 metres Dr Bermon commented: “Our starting position is to defend protect and promote fair female competition If as the study shows in certain events female athletes with higher testosterone levels can have a competitive advantage of between 18-45% over female athletes with lower testosterone levels imagine the magnitude of the advantage for female athletes with testosterone levels in the normal male range” Yet at the World Championships none of this will matter as hyperandrogenic athletes will get another chance to win medals South African Caster Semenya who has faced questions over her gender in the past was a controversial winner of the women’s 800 metres at the Rio Olympics Great Britain’s Lynsey Sharp said after the race it was difficult to compete after the hyperandrogenism guidelines were set aside by CAS “I have tried to avoid the issue all year You can see how emotional it all was We know how each other feels It is out of our control and how much we rely on people at the top sorting it out The public can see how difficult it is with the change of rule but all we can do is give it our best” Sharp told the BBC after the race For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shaikh Ayaz | Mumbai | Updated: February 14 2017 12:15 pm Madhubala birthday: The most erotically-charged scene in the film Mughal-e-Azam – the feather sequence – was shot when Madhubala and Dilip Kumar were separated and didn’t even see each other in the eye Related News There are two kinds of movie buffs who watch Mughal-E-Azam arguably the greatest Bollywood film ever made One of course watch it for the pure love and artistry of Mughal-E-Azam and the other watch it just for Madhubala So intrinsic is the imagery of Madhubala in Mughal-E-Azam that we often forget that films on the same subject (based on a 1922 play called Anarkali by Imtiaz Ali Taj) had been made thrice before Silent era star Sulochana played Anarkali twice (in 1928 and 1935) while in a 1953 version Bina Rai was the bewitching courtesan in whose blind love Prince Salim the future king of Hindustan has raised the flag of revolt On the opposite side of the spectrum is his father Emperor Akbar Records suggest all versions of Anarkali were runaway hits In fact Bina Rai’s Anarkali with Pradeep Kumar was the highest grossing Hindi film of that year Yet it is the fourth version Mughal-E-Azam from 1960 with an unrepeatable star cast of Madhubala Prithviraj Kapoor Dilip Kumar Durga Khote and Ajit that has become a cultural touchstone There’s no point in repeating the near-mythic stories related to the making of the film Hindi cinema viewers have long known that Mughal-E-Azam was in the making for over 12 years and went through several change of hands The film was believed to be first conceived in mid-1940s by K Asif that era’s Sanjay Leela Bhansali multiplied by ten The original cast was Sapru Chandramohan and Nargis but when its Jinnah-leaning producer left for Pakistan post-Partition the film got stuck until rescued by Shapoorji Pallonji a Parsi millionaire from Bombay By this time it was 1950s Times had changed The stars originally signed up were no longer in currency More from the world of Entertainment: Nargis who would go on to immortalise the long-suffering but strong mother figure in Mother India gave way to Madhubala who was already working with all the leading superstars of the day including Dilip Kumar (Tarana Amar and Sangdil) Ashok Kumar (Mahal and Howrah Bridge) Guru Dutt (Mr and Mrs 55) Kishore Kumar (Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi) and Dev Anand (Kala Pani Nirala Armaan) It helped that Dilip Kumar was in love with her Mughal-E-Azam’s frame quivers with their passionate chemistry And yet look at their professionalism The most erotically-charged scene in the film – the feather sequence – was shot when the couple were separated and didn’t even see each other in the eye As Kumar revealed in his autobiography The Substance and The Shadow “The outcome was that halfway through the production of Mughal-e-Azam we were not even talking to each other The classic scene with the feather coming between our lips which set a million imaginations on fire was shot when we had completely stopped even greeting each other” Its behind-the-scene story is equally fascinating Madhubala’s father was a menace on the sets How do you get her to shoot such an erotic scene in her dad’s presence According to one story K Asif handed a wad of notes to his Man Friday with the specific instruction to keep Ataullah Khan Madhubala’s father away from the set and somehow distracted ‘“Take this money” K Asif is believed to have commanded “Play cards with him Lose” In his autography Kumar also confirmed what many fans already knew – the reason Madhubala’s marriage with Dilip Kumar fell through Admitting that Madhubala did “have some of the attributes I hoped to find in a woman at that age and time” the reason they could no longer be together was her greedy father’s alleged attempts at making a business venture out of their marriage He was perhaps afraid that he would lose Madhubala/Baby Mumtaz who had been the sole bread winner for the large family from her days as a child artiste a theme that was common in Hindi cinema of that time (Meena Kumari being a shining example and victim of an oppressive father) Incidentally at the heart of Mughal-E-Azam is a powerful father figure The film opens with a map of India with the mighty Hindustan of Himalaya and Ganga as the narrator Though K Asif pitches it as a historical epic the fact is that there’s no historical basis for the enchanting figure of Anarkali There’s a grave in Lahore claimed to be Anarkali’s The film then like the play on which it is based is pure fiction The characters speak Urdu Lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar points out in Nasreen Munni Kabir’s Talking Films: Conversations with Javed Akhtar “In Akbar’s time Urdu wasn’t developed at all and the lingua franca was Persian Akbar did not know Persian He was born in Sind and brought up in northern India So he most probably spoke Haryanvi and Bhojpuri” To think of Mughal-E-Azam in Bhojpuri or any language other than Urdu would make it a laugh riot of the unintentional kind Surely no film in Hindi cinema history would lose so much of its value by being made in another language Little wonder then that four best writers of the Urdu language were employed to pound out the memorable lines All actors of the film spoke chaste Urdu including Prithviraj Kapoor Dilip Kumar and Madhubala In the opening scene we see Emperor Akbar (Prithviraj Kapoor) walking barefoot like a commoner under the scorching desert sun to seek saintly blessings for an heir to the Mughal kingdom Soon he’s blessed with a son Prince Salim Anarkali’s entry is half an hour into the film Anarkali is deceptively dressed as a marble sculpture when a grown-up Salim first meets her That itself is the first key that points to the ominous omen of the climax when Anarkali would be condemned to be entombed alive The song ‘Teri Mehfil Mein’ holds clues to the uncertain future of Anarkali who it seems foresees her glorious doom and impending fame accorded to tragic love when she sings “Mohabbat humne maana zindagi barbaad karti hai/ Yeh kya kam hai ke mar jaane pe duniya yaad karti hai/ Kisi ke ishq mein duniya lutakar hum bhi dekhenge” From there on Mughal-E-Azam is all about this common courtesan who challenges the imposing courts of the Mughal sultanate She openly rebels against Akbar in ‘Jab Pyaar Kiya Toh’ one of the most popular tracks of the film Madhubala dominates the soundtrack like no other film heroine ever did If one heart of Mughal-E-Azam is in its dramatic scenes the other heart lies in its song and music In a film that’s all about royalty and courtly affectations it is the nautch girl Anarkali who suggests royalty and class with her uncompromising values and power of love The film could well have been titled Anarkali instead of Mughal-E-Azam and no one would object Madhubala’s powerful and confrontational scenes with Kapoor (young viewers may find them melodramatic but in the film’s defence let’s just say that Indian cinema those days was still under the influence of Parsi theatre and ornate style was de rigueur) and romantic and tender moments with Kumar tie Mughal-E-Azam together In it you find the most perfect expression of India’s plurality Notice the links in the chain – it’s conceived by Muslim thinkers and writers enacted by both Hindu and Muslim stalwarts and music credits are shared by Naushad Lata Mangeshkar and Shamshad Begum and it’s made on a pocket change grant courtesy a Parsi millionaire In 1960 besides Mughal-E-Azam Madhubala dominated the box-office charts with Barsaat Ki Raat the second highest grossing film of the year Nine years later just 36 she died tragically young We will never know what she would have been like in dotage Guess she would have gone the Waheeda Rehman way – graceful and elegant Maybe she would have taken the Suchitra Sen route going AWOL from public eye We do know that Hindi cinema has never produced a more bewitching beauty than her We have Shammi Kapoor on record that she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen He even proposed her marriage Instead Madhubala married Kishore Kumar It was a marriage made in hell She died of a heart ailment leaving behind only memories magical stardust and mystery – and many bruised and broken hearts including those belonging to Shammi Kapoor Dilip Kumar and Premnath to name just a few (Shaikh Ayaz is a writer and journalist based in Mumbai) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 23 2017 6:53 pm Baahubali 2 box office collection day 26: Prabhas and Anushka Shetty starrer film is eyeing Rs 2000 crore now Related News Baahubali: The Conclusion faced some threat from Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal due to the latter’s successful run at China box office which according to many might tak away its throne of being India’s highest grosser ever But the latest news of Baahubali 2’s impending release in China in July the race is set to get more intense SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 is inching towards Rs 1600-crore mark Its Hindi version had by Sunday collected Rs 47830 crore nett On the other hand Dangal which released in China recently had grossed Rs 1471 crore till Sunday Trade analyst Ramesh Bala had tweeted “#Baahubali2 ‘s 24 Days WW BO: #India: Nett: 988 Cr Gross : 1275 Cr Overseas: Gross : 290 Cr Total: 1565 Crs” #Baahubali2 ‘s 24 Days WW BO: #India: Nett : 988 Cr Gross : 1275 Cr Overseas: Gross : 290 Cr Total: 1565 Crs — Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 22 2017 The competition is clearly between Baahubali 2 and Dangal as every new release is only falling flat at the box office While Sarkar 3 and Meri Pyaari Bindu sank without a trace last weekend this week’s new films – Half Girlfriend and Hindi Medium — managed to do a tad better Though Hindi Medium is getting a decent word of mouth it doesn’t look like it’ll have a long run at the theaters Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter page andin a series of tweets wrote why the astounding success of both Baahubali 2 and Dangal is a game changer for Indian cinema The resounding success of #Baahubali2 and #Dangal globally reiterates the fact that language is no deterrent if content is strong enough… — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 23 2017 The industry yearns for Hits… #Dangal and #Baahubali2 have achieved what we thought was IMPOSSIBLE and UNACHIEVABLE… Time to rejoice… — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 23 2017 #Baahubali2 and #Dangal are PRIDE OF INDIAN CINEMA… Time to make success a habit… Concentrate on content… Positive results will follow — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 23 2017 Also read |Baahubali 2: AR Rahman watched SS Rajamouli film and set a new box office target for it Baahubali 2 stars actors Prabhas Rana Daggubati Anushka Shetty Ramya Krishnan and Sathyaraj among others The bilingual film is the second one in the two-part franchise While the magnum opus has received love from every quarter music maestro AR Rahman who got to watch it a few days ago took to his Facebook page and wrote “To Rajamouli garu Keeravani garu and the whole team of BB2… Just finished watching it in Chennai I hope it crosses 2000 cr and above at the box office You guys have opened the flood gates for South Indian cinema to the world and given it a new identity” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Amartya Sen | Updated: February 20 2015 8:42 am Full text of Amartya Sen’s letter dated February 19 to members of the governing board of Nalanda University excluding himself from being considered for continuing as chancellor Related News Full text of Amartya Sen’s letter dated February 19 to members of the governing board of Nalanda University excluding himself from being considered for continuing as chancellor after his term expires in July I amwriting to you on a subject relating to the governance of Nalanda University in which all of us have been very deeply involved As you know at its last meeting on January 13-14 the board decided unanimously (in my absence — I had recused myself — leaving George Yeo to chair the meeting) that I should be asked to serve as chancellor of Nalanda University for a second term when my present term expires in late July The unanimity was I was pleased to be told firm and enthusiastic coming from all members of the board which — as you know — consists of representatives from different Asian countries (including China Japan Singapore and others) in addition of course to Indian academics and professionals However the decision of the governing board becomes operational according to the Nalanda University Act of Parliament only after the visitor of the university (the president of India ex-officio) gives his assent to the decision I understand that the board’s decision was conveyed to the visitor in mid-January immediately after the meeting of the governing board drawing his attention to the urgency of the matter since the planning and implementation of new teaching and research arrangements are proceeding rapidly in the newly functioning university More than a month has passed since then and it now seems clear that the visitor has been unable to provide his assent to the governing board’s unanimous choice in the absence of the government’s approval The governing board has not been favoured with a reply to its request either from the president’s office or from the ministry of external affairs As board members are aware our visitor — President Pranab Mukherjee — has always taken a deep personal interest in the speedy progress of the work of Nalanda University and given that we have to assume that something makes it difficult — or impossible — for him to act with speed in this matter Non-action is a time-wasting wayof reversing a board decision when the government has in principle the power to act or not act This as you might recollect also happened to the revised statutes that the governing board passed unanimously last year Many of these statutes (including the one pertaining to the chancellor’s term of office) also never received formal acceptance or rejection from the ministry of external affairs which had the role of coordinating with the visitor’s office It is hard for me not to conclude that the government wants me to cease being the chancellor of Nalanda University after this July and technically it has the power to do so This delay as well as the uncertainty involved is leading in effect to a decisional gap which is not helpful to Nalanda University’s governance and its academic progress I have therefore decided that in the best interest of Nalanda University I should exclude myself from being considered for continuing as chancellor beyond this July despite the unanimous recommendation and urgingof the governing board for me to continue I take this opportunity also to thank the governing board very warmly for its confidence in me As you would also remember there was considerable disquiet among board members about the government’s evident unwillingness to appreciate the international character of Nalanda University and to pay appropriate attention to the multi-country governing board of the university In particular the governing board was kept completely in the dark about an attempted unilateral move by the government to rapidly reconstitute the entire board and to do this in violation of some parts of the Nalanda University Act (reflected especially in the letters that have already been sent out to foreign governments departing from the provisions of the act as it now stands) I write this letter with a heavy heart since re-establishing Nalanda has been a lifelong commitment for me (as it is important also to you) While classes have very successfully started on a small scale in two schools (the school of history and that of environment and ecology) we are as you know in the process of planning other schools including a school of economics a school of public health and a school of Buddhist studies philosophy and comparative religion and also of augmenting the intake of students I have been personally much occupied with this planning but I will of course pass on the work-in-progress to the vice chancellor I am also sad at a more general level that academic governance in India remains so deeply vulnerable to the opinions of the ruling government whenit chooses to make political use of the special provisions Even though the Nalanda University Act passed by Parliament did not I believe envisage political interference in academic matters it is formally the case — given the legal provisions (some of them surviving from colonial days) — that the government can turn an academic issue intoa matter of political dispensation if it feels unrestrained about interfering As a proud and concerned citizen of India I take this particular occasion to communicate my general disquiet in public which is why I am openly sharing this letter Also since I receive a great many constructive suggestions every week about teaching and research at Nalanda University for possible implementation (a number of these suggestions coming from the public have indeed been extremely useful for the academic planningof Nalanda) I am using this occasionto publicly communicate that I shall do whatever I can over the remaining time I have though the leadership of the long-run planning of Nalanda has obviously to come from someone else I end by thanking you for the help advice and support I have been receiving from all of you which I will continue to treasure even when I move away from Nalanda University this July For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News
her personality where she has never aspired for a post or clung to power.. “I don’t take my success for granted, Anupam Kher and Shabana Azmi saluted the braveheart martyrs and victims on social media.objections can be raised only by candidates who are in contest and not outsider. Prominent among the seven resolves are providing piped drinking water to every household,Water logging happens because Delhi has an old drainage system. decided to revive the earlier system of “not posting constables and head constables in their home or neighbouring districts”. In spite of repeated attempts,India has recognised the importance of taking advantage of the opportunities presented by China? most significantly.
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IANS New Delhi: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has killed 75 militants.