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Weather goes pleasant as snow shower hits Uttarakhand hills

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Dehradun: The weather goes pleasant after the higher hills of Uttarakhand received snow shower.

Beside this rain and hailstorm on Monday comes as a relief for local people at that time when entire north India is reeling under an unprecedented heat wave.

 

 

According to the official of MeT department said, Kedarnath received snowfall while rain lashed Gangotri and Yamunotri, the other two important shrines of the annual “Chaar Dhaam Yatra”.

With most parts of the state unusually remained warmer, the hilly region here witnessed a pleasant weather following rain and snow. Mercury dipped by a few notches here and settled between 26-29 degrees Celsius.

The weatherman has predicted more showers in the hilly areas in the next 48-hours.

 

 

 

There would be snowfall in some regions of Uttarkashi, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag, Bageshwar and Chamoli.

The heat wave, however, continues unabated in the plains. Dehradun recorded 38 degrees Celsius and Pantnagar 40.4 degrees Celsius.

The Director of the Met Office at Dehradun, Vikram Singh said the showers were “pre-monsoonal” and during this period thunder storms and thunder showers were a normal phenomenon.

 

 

Western disturbance is a storm system generating in the Mediterranean and Caspian Sea area under whose influence rain and snowfall occur in the north western regions of the Indian subcontinent.

 

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Gulam Bodi sentenced to five years in prison

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Former Proteas batsman Gulam Body has been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a match-fixing scandal, which rocked South African cricket in 2015.

The 40-year-old had pleaded guilty to eight counts of corruption in 2018, admitting to being a link between players – mostly his teammates at the Lions – and bookies during the 2015 Ram Slam T20 competition.

Bodi, who played two ODIs and one T20I, was charged under the Act after being banned by Cricket South Arica for 20 years for his role in the 2015 Ram Slam T20 scandal. The CSA, however, said none of the fixtures were affected by fixing after the plans to fix matches were foiled.

He was initially banned from all cricket-related activities for 20 years, while the other players involved – Jean Symes, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Pumelela Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati and Thami Tsolekile – also received suspensions which effectively ended their playing careers.

According to reports, the 40-year-old pleaded guilty to eight counts of corruption relating to sporting activities, and begged the court for mercy after he was told he could be jailed for as many as 15 years. The sentencing was delayed on several occasions – at one point because his lawyer withdrew from the case due to Bodi’s lack of funds.

The report further said that according to court documents, Bodi had been approached by Indian “bookmakers” as early as 2014.

Bodi’s prison sentence is the highest sanction received by a South African sports personality in relation with match-fixing.

His scandal followed some 15 years after the high-profile one involving late former Proteas captain, Hansie Cronje, who was handed a life-long ban for his actions, but escaped criminal prosecution.

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