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SC pulls up BCCI over Lodha report, tells it to 'fall in line'The Bench posted the matter for hearing on October 6.

SC pulls up BCCI over Lodha report, tells it to 'fall in line'

28 Sep 2016 | 1:13 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the BCCI, asking it to “fall in line” after the Justice RM Lodha panel sought removal of the top brass of the BCCI, including its president Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke, for non-compliance of the apex court directions.

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New Delhi, September 28

The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the BCCI, asking it to “fall in line” after the Justice RM Lodha panel sought removal of the top brass of the BCCI, including its president Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke, for non-compliance of the apex court directions.

The Lodha panel, in its status report filed before the apex court, had sought the replacement of top brass of the cricket body with cricket administrators.

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It said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and its office-bearers are not complying with directions and repeatedly issuing statements to undermine the authority of the court and the members of the Lodha panel, which had recommended structural reforms in the BCCI.

The counsel appearing for the panel said the BCCI is not replying to emails and other communications sent to them and repeatedly defying the orders of the court.

The Bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur took note of the submissions and said these are serious allegations and the BCCI has to follow the directions of the court.

“If the BCCI thinks that they are law unto themselves, then they are wrong. They have to comply with the directions of the court,” the Bench also comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said.

“You (BCCI) are behaving like Lords. Fall in line, otherwise we will make you fall in line,” the Bench said, adding that, “the BCCI is bringing the system to disrepute by not following the directions”.

Senior advocate Arvind Datar appearing for the BCCI said they had complied with most of the directions and would gradually comply with the rest.

To this the Bench said, “Law needs not to be defied. We are not happy about the things going on. We anticipated this approach from the BCCI but this is not done. You will have to fall in line with the directions of the court.” The Cricket Association of Bihar also approached the apex court and said that the review petition pending before the court should be taken up urgently.

They said the review petition filed by the BCCI is still in defects with the registry and they are not pursuing it to be taken up for hearing.

The Bench posted the matter for hearing on October 6. — PTI

Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Bhutan pull out of SAARC Summit

Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Bhutan pull out of SAARC Summit

28 Sep 2016 | 6:17 PM

NEW DELHI: Apart from India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan have also pulled out of the SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November, indirectly blaming Pakistan for creating an environment which is not right for the successful holding of the meet, resulting in its collapse. (Video inside)

SC extends Subrata Roy’s bail till October 24

SC extends Subrata Roy’s bail till October 24

28 Sep 2016 | 7:48 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended Sahara chief Subrata Roy’s bail till October 24 and directed him to pay Rs 200 crore by then to avoid going to jail again.

RS poll row: In a first, EC indicts Haryana Assembly official

RS poll row: In a first, EC indicts Haryana Assembly official

28 Sep 2016 | 5:16 PM

NEW DELHI: Indicting Haryana Assembly secretary in the ink row during Rajya Sabha poll, Election Commission on Wednesday recommended disciplinary action against him for concealment of facts and negligence while ordering lodging of an FIR against "unknown persons".

Italian marine to remain in Italy until dispute is settled: SC

Italian marine to remain in Italy until dispute is settled: SC

28 Sep 2016 | 5:43 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the second Italian marine accused of having killed two fishermen off Kerala’s coast in 2012 would remain in Italy until an international arbitration tribunal settled a jurisdictional row between India and Italy.

Delhi court pulls up CBI for shoddy probe in 1984 riots case

Delhi court pulls up CBI for shoddy probe in 1984 riots case

28 Sep 2016 | 8:24 PM

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Wednesday pulled up CBI for conducting a shoddy probe into allegations against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Former SC judge Katju booked for sedition for comments on Bihar

Former SC judge Katju booked for sedition for comments on Bihar

28 Sep 2016 | 8:01 PM

PATNA: As the row over his remarks on Bihar raged on, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has been booked on sedition charge following a complaint by a JD(U) MLC against his online post that Kashmir should be offered to Pakistan on the condition that it takes Bihar too.

Pak approaches World Bank to stop Indian projects on Chenab

Pak approaches World Bank to stop Indian projects on Chenab

28 Sep 2016 | 12:10 PM

KARACHI: With speculation rife of India abrogating the Indus Water Treaty (1960) with Pakistan, Islamabad has taken its case to the World Bank, urging it to stop New Delhi from making illegal constructions on the Neelum and Chenab rivers.

India 39th most competitive economy in world: WEF

India 39th most competitive economy in world: WEF

28 Sep 2016 | 4:55 PM

NEW DELHI: India has climbed 16 places to the 39th rank on the Global Competitiveness Index prepared by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as improved business sophistication and goods market efficiency pushed its ranking higher.

Two Indians charged with visa fraud in US

Two Indians charged with visa fraud in US

28 Sep 2016 | 10:26 AM

WASHINGTON: Two Indians in the US state of New Jersey have been charged with visa fraud for recruiting foreign nationals at a “pay to stay” college, where they maintained their clients’ student visa status with full-time work authorisations without having to attend classes.

Bureaucrat’s letter blames CBI officers for suicide

28 Sep 2016 | 6:58 PM

NEW DELHI: A tainted top government official who killed himself on Tuesday blamed CBI officers investigating corruption charges against him for the suicide in a letter he left behind.


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A report by a Standing Committee of Parliament on the feasibility of holding simultaneous elections to the states and Parliament raises important questions. Polls can be held to some assemblies at midterm of Lok Sabha and to the remaining ones at the end of the tenure. Will there be any takers for this cost-effective poll reform?

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CITY FOCUS

Four boys flee from Snehalaya

Four boys flee from Snehalaya

28 Sep 2016 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Exposing chinks in the security at Snehalaya, a shelter home for destitute and abandoned children in Maloya, four juveniles managed to flee from there this evening.

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HC stays grant of fresh bus permits

28 Sep 2016 | 1:24 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the operation of a notice issued on September 15 for the grant of fresh permits on eight bus routes in Punjab.

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Akali Dal shoots down Centre’s proposal to set up atomic plant in Punjab

28 Sep 2016 | 7:49 PM

PATIALA: Even as the Central government has started looking for possible sites in Punjab, especially near Patiala, for setting up an atomic power plant, the ruling Akali Dal in the state has shot down the proposal with party general secretary Prem Singh Chandumajra claiming that no such plant would be allowed to be set up here.

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Badal advised complete bed rest, cancels engagements till Oct 1

28 Sep 2016 | 1:34 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was on Wednesday advised complete bed rest by doctors at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research here and has cancelled all his engagements.

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Govt starts paddy purchase before schedule

Govt starts paddy purchase before schedule

28 Sep 2016 | 12:24 AM

KARNAL: Union Minister of Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan has announced that procurement of paddy has been advanced from October 1 to today (Tuesday).

Exercise restraint: Sukhu to party workers

28 Sep 2016 | 1:05 AM

SHIMLA: Efforts have been stepped up by senior state Congress leaders to put an end to the feud that has erupted over the remarks of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on the appointment of state Congress secretaries with Pradesh Congress Committee president Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu also directing all office-bearers not to issue any statement and resolve matters within party forum.

Centre to J&K: Suggest ways to fully tap rivers flowing into Pak

Centre to J&K: Suggest ways to fully tap rivers flowing into Pak

28 Sep 2016 | 12:31 AM

SRINAGAR:Amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan, the Central government has sought a detailed report from Jammu and Kashmir to suggest ways and means for maximum exploitation of water of three large western rivers falling under the World Bank-brokered 1960 Indus Water Treaty (IWT) between the two countries.

President arrives in Doon for a sojourn

President arrives in Doon for a sojourn

28 Sep 2016 | 12:22 AM

DEHRADUN: President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here today for a quiet sojourn during which he will pay obeisance at the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath and take part in the Ganga aarti at Har ki Pauri in Haridwar.

MH17 downed by Russian-made missile: Probe

MH17 downed by Russian-made missile: Probe

28 Sep 2016 | 8:21 PM

NIEUWEGEIN (NETHERLANDS): A Malaysian airliner shot down in eastern Ukraine was hit by a Russian-made Buk missile launched from a village held by rebels fighting Ukrainian government forces, international prosecutors said on Wednesday.

ADB forecasts India’s growth at 7.4% in FY17

28 Sep 2016 | 1:58 AM

MANILA:The Asian Development Bank (ADB) kept its growth estimates for developing Asia for this year and next at 5.7%, saying sustained expansion in China and India can steady the region but warned of risks from a looming US interest rate hike.

NoMohammad Shami has picked up 13 Test wickets since his return in July. REUTERS

Shami and the art of reverse swing

28 Sep 2016 | 1:29 AM

Kanpur: Mohammad Shami used reverse swing to good effect against the Kiwis on the final day of the Kanpur Test to put the hosts on track to victory, but the pace spearhead says it is not an easy art to execute. Shami said the team had to wait till the last day to reverse swing the ball.

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BCCI chief slams Sandip Patil for spilling beans about Sachin, MSD

28 Sep 2016 | 1:29 AM

New Delhi: BCCI president Anurag Thakur today slammed former selection committee chief Sandeep Patil, saying it was “unethical” on his part to reveal certain confidential details about Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and others after his tenure ended earlier this month.

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Smriti Mandhana signed by Brisbane Heat

28 Sep 2016 | 1:29 AM

New Delhi: Batswoman Smriti Mandhana has signed a one-year deal with Brisbane Heat for the second edition of the Women’s Big Bash League, the franchise announced today.

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