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(Source: File) Top News Argentine striker Carlos Tevez is “overweight” and will not feature for Shanghai Shenhua until he gets fit, a permanent stench is emanating from the sewers.According to The Tribune,two gas cylinders which were placed on the roof of the bus caused the fire It also states that the bus caught fire when passengers on the roof threw the cylinders downHowever a report in the Hindustan Times says that a malfunction in the engine was the cause for the fire Latest #visuals from Bihar’s Nalanda: Bus gutted in fire 8 killed a dozen injured pictwittercom/q6B0YjLDE2 — ANI (@ANI_news) May 25 2017 Expressing shock over the mishap Bihar Disaster Management Minister Chandrasekhar has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of the victims and promised to provide treatment to those sustained burns in the blaze With inputs from agencies Written by Meghnad Desai | Published: May 13 2012 3:11 am Related News The idea that India would be a parliamentary democracy and that it would last as long as sixty years and still going strong would have astonished not just Winston Churchill but many others around the world just as well I recall even some of my elderly relatives arguing in the early days that what India needed was a monarchy; after all the rebels of 1857 had fought for the re-establishment of the Mughal Empire But India became a democracy as much due to being a British colony as in defiance of British rule Nothing in Indias long history had any semblance of democratic rule The janapadas were republics but oligarchic Panchayats were elite formationsnot elected bodieswith the Dalits deprived of any power Women were the other excluded group Notions of equality came to India from the Westparadoxically even as the foreign rulers treated Indians unequally But they gave one thing which lastedWestern education Burke and Pitt and Gladstone became the idols of the newly educated English speaking elite as they led the movement for freedom but along constitutional lines Gandhiji rejected the parliamentary pathbut democratised the Congress party as a fighting force with mass membership Even while Congress wanted to sabotage the Government of India 1935 Actit used it to win majority in the Constituent Assembly in 1946 But that was a Parliament based on a limited franchise What came sixty years ago was the first genuinely democratically elected Parliament based on universal adult suffrage The first decade was perhaps the best MPs had recent experience of the struggle for independence and they had their idealsand diverse dreams and visions of changing India for the better There were political parties who all had internal party democracyproper ideological stances and a superb set of articulate leaders who all knew their parliamentary manners and mores The first Parliament had Congress majority of course as had the next three Parliaments but a strong Opposition The Praja Socialist Party was a socialist democratic party with stalwarts like Ram Manohar LohiaAcharya Narendra Dev and JPthough he did not sit in Parliament The Communist Party of India took its time accepting bourgeois democracy that India had chosen to bebutonce inits members were exemplary Parliamentarians Parliaments in those days deliberated upon important issues in a serious way with little of shouting and barracking of today There were debates on China in the second Parliament with Acharya Kripalani leading the charge on Nehrus China policy The third Parliament was unlucky to see three prime ministers in five years but even so the question of Hindi was tackled by that Parliament It was the fourth Parliament of four years which started the decline in parliamentary standards Inner party democracy disappeared as the Congress split The PSP had already broken up by then into many fragments and so had the CPI Debates deteriorated as Parliament became a poodle of the prime minister MPs with independent minds like Feroze Gandhi became rare The fifth Parliament was the nadir as it saw the declaration of Emergency and elections postponed It was JP who had stayed out of Parliament who became the conscience of the nation While the Janata Government was a flop in the sixth Parliamentthe seeds Lohia and JP sowed had their effects ten years later But while they taught defiance of the executivethey did not teach inner party democracy India has not recovered a normal style of democratic politics which it had in the Fifties and Sixties Political parties today are business firms trading in political power and patronage Entering politics and getting elected is the most profitable way you can invest money The growth in the assets of politicians is faster than in most other activities Elections are fought with black moneyparties are not accountable as to their finances and once elected neither are representatives to electorsat least not till six months before the next election It is hard to imagine any improvement in this scenario any time soon Some dayIndia will regain a proper culture of inner party democracy and then who knows Parliament may once again speak to the nation Woh subah kabhi to aayegi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by VK Nayar | Published: August 13 2013 4:35 am Related News When everyone is seeking publicitypolitical and professional responses get distorted As someone who has worn a uniform for 40 years and seen casualties and killings in waron the LoC and in high-intensity insurgency areasit has been most painful to watch the debate on the recent incident on the LoC in the Poonch sectorin which five jawans were killed The dead live forever in the memories of their colleagues and families It is painful for usthe living onesto see them die again and again in the public gazeon television The jingoistic utterances and public display of agony of young widows and soldiers families do little goodand often becomes a victim of competitive pseudo-patriotism Announcements are made and forgotten Television has increasingly indulged in such insensitive displays The armed forces and the paramilitary operating in Naxal areas have fallen prey to it and adopted a competitive publicity seeking approachwhich distances them from their professional ethos What is worse is that in such an environmentpolitical and professional responses get distorted and actions in all fields get constrained The army has well established systems and procedures to deal with such incidents on the LoC and LAC at the local levelboth militarily and to contain and defuse situations through sub-sectoral and sectoral meetings between the militaries After taking actiona situation report or a special report is initiated and sent up the established channels While fully remaining in the picture and providing guidance if requireda corps or an army commander rarely gets involvedexcept in an extreme case It certainly does not warrant the army chief or even an army commander to rush to the incidents site as that raises the stakes and forecloses a number of options at the political and professional levelsquite apart from eroding the chain of command The governmentfor its partis responsible for political and diplomatic actionin consonance with army action and in consultation with it Such deliberations and actions are not open to scrutiny or debateas it is purely in its domain and responsibility The governmentbased on its judgement and discretionmay take the opposition in confidencewhich should remain private I would like to request the retired fraternity in the diplomaticadministrative and intelligence services and the armed forces to refrain from rhetoric and offer balanced professional opinion on television debates It is also questionable if they expressed their opinions in as uninhibited a manner while in service The writer is a retired lieutenant general For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipti Nagpaul D’souza | Updated: June 19 2017 10:17 am Tamashas have served to not only entertain but also educate the masses; in some villages men play the role of women (far below) Related News Although she was awarded two medals by the President very few know of late tamasha artist Vithabai Bhau Mang Narayangaonkar Photographer Sandesh Bhandare met her for the first time in 2000 two years before she died A chance meeting Bhandare was at a tamasha performance when she walked in Although in her advanced years and no more a performer Vithabai’s presence had tamasha fans hooting But what struck Bhandare was the fact that she was not only living in penury but that the most renowned and respected artist of the folk art form of tamasha had hardly been chronicled The incident became the trigger for Bhandare’s most noted project The Pune-based photographer has since spent the following 15 years off and on tracking tamasha troupes and the evolution of the folk art form through a series of pictures “After I started working on my project I applied for a grant with the India Foundation for the Arts That allowed me to quit my job focus on the project and travel to distant villages across Maharashtra to study tamasha” says Bhandare who was in Mumbai early this week to talk about tamasha as part of Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum’s ‘Museum Katta’ property While he began researching and chronicling tamasha back in 2002 and has in the past years also worked on other photo projects this one remains special to him He keeps revisiting it every few years and has now planned to dedicate his time until May 2018 to tamasha once again “The nature of folk art forms is such that they change and evolve every 10-15 years In January I was attending a few tamasha programmes in Narayangaon known as the hub for tamasha when I noticed certain changes that have begun to creep in It’s a good time to research the subject again” says Bhandare adding that he will travel to watch tamashas once the season begins in October According to the photographer his initial observations reveal that one major change in the tamashas today may be the exclusion by the big troupes of the segment that addresses social issues “Usually the posters of a tamasha announce that as an attraction I have come across tamashas that have addressed subjects like AIDS Dowry alcohol addictionand education however are common issues But of late these posters and the theme were missing Is it a loss of interest on part of the audience or is it no more profitable for the big troupes I am not sure yet” says Bhandare “But I doubt it has vanished altogether because this January I saw a tamasha by a small troupe in a village where the theme was demonetisation” Why this is an important aspect to explore Bhandare says is because originally tamashas have served to not only entertain but also educate the masses The season kicks in when jathras the village fairs in Maharashtra begin Bhandare’s fascination with the folk form started while researching local wrestling in the state — both wrestling and tamasha are an integral part of the jathras a huge attraction to the attendees “Maharashtrians working outside of their village return for the jathra annually So often there would be more people collecting in a village than it can accommodate Initially tamashas became the makeshift place and pastime for these people to spend the night before they could set off in the morning to where they came from” says Bhandare The key attraction of tamasha however is that it goes on from six to eight hours catering to different audiences by having separate segments for women the aged the youth and so on However the form and flavour of tamasha varies from district to district For instance in Khandesh men play the part of the women the version in Narayangaon has big troupes of over 100 people whereas in Sangli and Satara the tamasha is performed under a tree Bhandare has managed to capture these flavours through his project as well as the lives of the artistes and workers who are part of the troupe While the photographer is keen to look at the changes that have come in with also the advent of smartphones and internet he dismisses the idea that tamashas may be losing their popularity “Narayangaon still has over 40 troupes and Karad alone was hosting close to 25 Tamashas are the pulse of rural Maharashtra There may be programmes every day on television but tamasha comes once a year and people are not going to give it up anytime soon” For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | San Fransico | Published: November 7 2016 2:06 pm Carbon credit offset programme to require international monitoring (Representational Image source: Getty) Top News A review of the way carbon offset credits have been used internationally to reduce carbon emissions suggests that the programme needs independent monitoring as it is now subject to inaccurate self-reporting The research led by Amy Pickering an engineering research associate at the Stanford University Woods Institute for the Environment’s Program on Water Health and Development examined a carbon offset programme involving distribution of water filters in Kenya and found inaccuracies in self-reported data Xinhua news agency reported “Our message to recommend independent monitoring of greenhouse gas emission projects is especially timely considering global ratification of the Paris Agreement has reached the threshold needed for the agreement to go into force” said Pickering Pickering co-authored the study submitted to Environmental Health Perspectives a peer-reviewed open access journal published by the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences The Paris Agreement an international climate change accord that includes provisions relating to carbon markets entered into effect on November 4 As agreed to by delegates at international climate talks implementers of carbon offset programmes are allowed to collect their own monitoring data to be used by certification organisations to determine how many carbon credits they should be awarded They can then sell their credits and profit from the programmes Curious whether organisations are estimating their offsets accurately Pickering and her team analysed one such carbon offset effort in Kenya’s Western Province known as LifeStraw Carbon Credits under which the Vestergaard Frandsen company distributed for free more than 800000 carbon-based drinking water filters to rural households The idea behind the programme is that water filters help households avoid the need to burn fuel to boil and purify water earning carbon offset credits for Vestergaard Read:Brazilian astronomers discover 2 new planets Under the rules of the voluntary carbon trading market the company could use its own data to quantify the amount of carbon its programme offset and therefore the number of credits it had earned In generating baseline data Vestergaard calculated the quantum of emissions theoretically released from households that would ordinarily boil drinking water if they had access to sufficient fuel and resources It earned Vestergaard nearly 45 million credits during a 32-month period ending in January 2014 which the company could sell in the market or on its website for $1295 each Pickering’s team found that only 19 per cent of households reported continued use of the free filters two to three years after receiving them — four times fewer households than reported by Vestergaard’s internal monitoring For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top NewsSrinagar:Seven policemen were injured in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Saturdaywhen they were allegedly thrashed by army personnel at a check-post police said Police have filed a case against the Indian Army personnel an official said adding that records kept at a police station were also damaged Representational image PTI The incident took place when private vehicles carrying army personnel in civvies were returning from the Baltal base camp of Amarnath Yatra and were signalled to stop at the Sonamarg check-post he said The vehicles did not stop and kept proceeding towards Ganderbal Policemen at Sonamarg sent a message to the next checkpost at Gund to stop the vehicles said the official recapping what had happened As the vehicles reached Gund policemen manning the checkpost stopped them and did not let them proceed further as the cut-off time for yatra vehicles had already passed Police told the armymen that there were strict directions not to allow any movement of yatra vehicles as that could put them at risk However the armymen called their colleagues from the 24 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) unit who reached the spot and allegedly thrashed the policemen said the official He added that the armymen then barged into the Gund police station ransacked it damaging the records kept there and assaulted the on-duty policemen Seven policemen including an assistant sub-inspector were injured and taken to hospital the official said The police have registered a case against the personnel attached to 24 RR he said Senior officials of the army and police have rushed to the spot to investigate the matter By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 19 2017 5:53 am She later deleted the tweet? “Sanjay and me have gone and met the people who knew him to find out how Manya Surve behaved,most of them rebel candidates.

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