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Narendra Modi breaks silence on ‘Divider-In-Chief’ says its Pak generated controversy

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New Delhi: The honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday broke his silence and responds to controversy generated after his photograph used on cover story of Time magazine calling him ”Divider in chief”.

He said that ”Time magazine is foreign and writer has also said he comes from a Pakistani political family that is enough for his credibility”.

 

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The PM further said writer Atish Taseer made this story more controversial with a question, whether India can endure PM Modi for another five years of his governance.

Writer Atish Taseer wrote on the cover page ”The world biggest democracy is more divided than ever”.

He also wrote about mob lynching, appointment of Yogi Aditya Nath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and also about Pragya Singh Thakur who has been accused for Malegaon blasts.

 

Narendra Modi reacts to Time magazine cover story by saying its Pakistan hand behind:

 

In the same story Atish also criticises Congress and said that opposition party have “little to offer than a dynastic principle.” He titled Rahul Gandhi as an ”un-teachable mediocrity” in the magazine.

In another story, Time Magazine titled Narendra Modi as “Modi is India’s best hope for economic reform.”

 

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The Time Magazine in 2015 wrote on cover page ”Why Modi matters” and that is why during national election campaign popular monthly magazine cover was seized by opposition party, saying that magazine was a sneer critique.

On other hand, the Saffron party said that it was an attempt to ruin PM’s image and Atish was accused for it.

A BJP spokesperson said that writer is from a Pakistani political background and he is trying to pursue Pakistani agenda. Atish Taseer is a son of journalist Tavleen Singh and late businessman and politician Salmaan Taseer.

 

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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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