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India’s World Cup squad player Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul fined of Rs 20 lakh each

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Mumbai: India all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman KL Rahul will pay a fine of 20 lakh each to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for their unsavory, sexist and disrespectful comments on a television chat show. The decision was taken by the BCCI Ombudsman D.K. Jain.

 

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The (Retd) Justice in his order, made public on Saturday, took into account the unconditional apology given by the players for their comments which were condemned widely. The two faced five-match ban too by the Committee of Administrators.

“The remarks made by the player, even by his own admissions, did offend the sensitivities, which ought to have been avoided,” Jain said. The BCCI said the players had shown regret and apologized for the comments but that they had to “make amends”.

 

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Mr. Jain also said: “In our country the game of cricket is often treated as religion, revered and the cricketers are idolised.

 

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“A player of international standing needs to bear in mind that he is shouldering a responsibility towards society all the time.”

Pandya and Rahul, both are part of the Indian team for the forthcoming World Cup, will have to deposit the fine within four weeks.

 

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PM Modi seeks suggestions from citizens of India for his Independence Day speech.

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Just like he has been doing for the past few years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invited suggestions from the general public on what he should say in his Independence Day speech, saying it would allow the thoughts of ordinary citizens to be heard by the entire nation.

“I am delighted to invite you all to share your valuable inputs for my speech on 15th August,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

An “open forum” has been created on the NaMo App to receive suggestions.

“Let your thoughts be heard by 130 crore Indians from the ramparts of the Red Fort,” he said.

PM Modi’s invite got an overwhelming response from the public and the net users. In just two hours, the NaMo app received as many as 850 inputs from various respondents. According to reports, about 850 suggestions were received by the NaMo App by 2.15 PM.

The suggestions sent by the respondents focussed on the need to ensure compulsory mass education, providing clean and potable drinking water for all citizens and strengthening the armed forces.

Besides, suggestions for starting a new initiative on the lines of the government’s ambitious ”Swachh Bharat” campaign to motivate people to shift to renewable energy sources was also received.

Some other respondents urged the government to bring a strong law to control the burgeoning population to ensure fast economic growth.

 

 

 

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