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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.
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.
A view of logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) | Aniruddha Chowhdury/Mint via Getty Images

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.
Hardik Pandya, Karan Johar and KL Rahul on 'Koffee with Karan' | @hardikpandya93 / Instagram

Pandya, Rahul suspended from 1st ODI against Australia

This happened after COA member Diana Edulji recommended 'suspension pending inquiry' for their controversial comments on women during a TV show.
Hardik Pandya, Karan Johar and KL Rahul on 'Koffee with Karan' | @hardikpandya93 / Instagram

Hotstar quietly removes Hardik Pandya Koffee with Karan episode, raises censorship concerns

Live-streaming platform Hotstar has not given a reason for removing the Hardik Pandya episode, but all promotional pictures have been taken down New Delhi: The controversial episode of Koffee with Karan featuring cricketers Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul has been taken off Hotstar, the live-streaming platform that airs the show. On an episode that aired Sunday night, Pandya and Rahul made remarks about women which were seen as “sexist and misogynistic”. The comments triggered social media outrage, and prompted Pandya to release a statement apologising for his behaviour, saying he got “carried away by the nature of the show”. Hotstar has not issued a statement giving the reason for taking the episode off the air, but it has removed promotional pictures related to it from platforms such as Instagram. Also read: ‘If Hardik Pandya was a woman, she would be hailed as a sexual revolutionary’ The controversy On the show, the two players spoke about the women...
Vinod Rai

CoA chief recommends two-ODI ban for Pandya, Rahul for comments on ‘Koffee with Karan’

Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai made the recommendation, though fellow member Diana Edulji has referred the matter to the BCCI's legal cell.
Hardik Pandya, Karan Johar and KL Rahul on 'Koffee with Karan' | @hardikpandya93 / Instagram

Comments on ‘Koffee with Karan’ land Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul in trouble with BCCI

Hardik Pandya, whose remarks on 'Koffee with Karan' were criticised as sexist, apologised while Rahul is yet to respond to the criticism.

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

A Chinook helicopter

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.