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Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul fined Rs 20 lakh each for their sexist comments on Koffee with Karan

The two were directed to pay Rs 1 lakh each to widows of 10 constables of para-military forces and deposit Rs 10 lakh in the fund "created by the Cricket Association for the blind".
File photo of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul | OfficialHardikPandya/Facebook

BCCI ombudsman issues notice to Hardik Pandya & K.L. Rahul in Koffee With Karan case

The Supreme Court-appointed ombudsman said it was now up to the two players to decide when they wanted to appear.
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Supreme Court appoints BCCI ombudsman after the board’s squabble on Pandya-Rahul row

Former Supreme Court judge Justice D K Jain will be the first court-appointed ombudsman for the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Hardik Pandya, Karan Johar and KL Rahul on 'Koffee with Karan' | @hardikpandya93 / Instagram

It’s time Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji stepped away for the good of Indian cricket

By dragging on the Hardik Pandya-K.L. Rahul suspension saga, the squabbling CoA members showed they could cause permanent damage to Indian cricket.
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Anil Kumble’s plan could have prevented Hardik Pandya-KL Rahul storm

Rahul Dravid might have suggested holistic education for young cricketers now, but Anil Kumble had made three presentations to BCCI brass 10 years ago.
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BCCI lifts provisional suspensions on Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul

The CoA had suspended Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul earlier this month for their comments on an episode of Koffee With Karan.
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Hotstar drops a Koffee with Karan episode: Should online platforms censor content?

Hotstar removed the controversial Koffee with Karan episode with cricketers Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul last week after public outcry about their comments. Netflix India has also supposedly agreed to self-regulate, as has Amazon Prime.  ThePrint asks: Hotstar drops a Koffee with Karan episode: Should online platforms censor content? Hotstar should’ve let Koffee with Karan episode remain and let people see what idolised cricketers actually say Kritika Sharma Special Correspondent When Hotstar unceremoniously dropped the Koffee with Karan episode with cricketers K.L. Rahul and Hardik Pandya, many people, like me had not even watched the episode and were unaware about the buzz that surrounded the episode, till news reports about their comments started pouring in. A media platform that is only available online should not be censoring content like this, it kills the whole purpose of online viewing. With platforms like Hotstar, Prime and Netflix, viewers can choose exactly what they want to watch, switch from one platform to another, one series to another...
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Pandya-Rahul case illustrates how SC’s bid to clean up BCCI has only made things murkier

The BCCI still doesn't have an ethics officer or an ombudsman. If it did have the latter, Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul's careers wouldn't have been in limbo.
Hardik Pandya, Karan Johar and KL Rahul on 'Koffee with Karan' | @hardikpandya93 / Instagram

In SC, cricket panel seeks urgent appointment of ombudsman to decide on Pandya, Rahul

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended pending inquiry over their insensitive remarks against women on Koffee with Karan.
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Lose the loose talk: Why we must thank Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul

It shows that women may finally matter.

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Why Right-wingers and lapsed liberals hate Romila Thapar, the mother of history in India

The dislike for Romila Thapar is embedded in belief that Left-liberal monopoly on scholarship has denied Hindus their rightful place in history.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

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RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
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Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.