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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.
File photo of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul | OfficialHardikPandya/Facebook

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.
File photo of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul | OfficialHardikPandya/Facebook

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.
File photo of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul | OfficialHardikPandya/Facebook

Lose the loose talk: Why we must thank Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul

It shows that women may finally matter.
Hardik Pandya, Karan Johar and KL Rahul on 'Koffee with Karan' | @hardikpandya93 / Instagram

Hardik Pandya & KL Rahul apologise for their sexist comments in Koffee With Karan

CoA member Diana Edulji wants an inquiry done by CoA and the BCCI office-bearers.
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An IAS officer known for corruption crackdown in UP now in focus for all the wrong reasons

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

On Camera

Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

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India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.