Corruption is nowadays spreading everywhere. The question arises as to how some employees or officers who remain absent in their office or workplace for a long time, still get their salary without work. This may also be treated as corruption.
When fund is allotted to a department, government employees or officers become sincere in their work. But when no fund is allotted, employees do not attend office on time or remain absent for many days by maging their superior officers.
Another issue is that the ADB and Central govt. have allotted huge funds for connectivity. Construction of four-lane highways have been going on for a long time but some portions are made without proper specification. As a result, there are potholes in many portions of highways due to nexus between contractors and officials/supervising staff, and they siphon off a huge sum of money. These are just some examples to show how corruption has become a serious illness. I would, therefore, like to request the government and concerned authorities to look into the matter, and take necessary steps against corruption.
RIP Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor – a Bollywood legend at 79 left for his heavenly abode after struggling with illness for quite a long time. He was the first Bollywood actor to get a chance to act in Hollywood movies; he also acted in some British movies. He was a theatre lover too. He had to struggle a lot despite being a member of the Kapoor khandaan.
He got success in many movies such as Jab Jab Phool Khile, Deewar, Trishul, Kabhie Kabhie and Satyam Shivam Sundaram. His dialogue in Deewar — ‘Mere paas Maa hai’ is still quoted.
He was honored with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award and the Padma Bhushan. He won Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in Deewar and Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. He will be in the hearts of Bollywood movie lovers for a long time. May his departed soul rest in peace.
North Korea' threat
Undoubtedly, North Korea is now a big threat to world peace for its nuclear policy. Over the years, North Korea has tested numerous atomic warheads and these tests have become a cause of concern for the peace loving world community. In 2006, North Korea tested its first atomic warhead. On November 28 of 2017, North Korea fired a new ballistic missile and it reached an altitude of around 4,500 kilometres. The UN and the USA are particularly dead against the North Korean nuclear and missile policies. Besides the UN and the USA, the majority of countries have opposed North Korea’s military adventurism. The recently tested ballistic missile by North Korea has attracted sharp criticism from the US administration. US President Dold Trump has also threatened new sanctions on North Korea. On the other hand, Russia — a supporter of North Korea — has also urged it to stop the tests and called on US and South Korea to cancel large-scale military maneuvers scheduled for December.
What now appears is that North Korea is not in a mood to budge from its rigid stance as far as its nuclear programmes are concerned. Rather, North Korea has been found satisfied after the country achieved its goal of becoming a missile power. In other words, North Korea has no respect to the feelings of the world community and world peace is not its concern. Still, the world community feels that good sense will prevail upon North Korea and it will stop nuclear weapon testings. North Korea should not do anything that hampers peace and stability in Northeast Asia.