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some Delhi Police commandos were also posted on the third-floor where the trial was taking place. you are wrong. including a Lieutenant Colonel, and sends absolutely the wrong message”.Full text: Ramachandra Guha’s resignation letter to BCCI Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai He also raises the issue of how Dhoni was a captain of the team while “holding a stake in a firm that represented some current India players” “This [superstar culture] must stop – and only we can stop it” It’s obvious from the rest of his mail that he believes COA hasn’t done much to stop it Guha doesn’t name Rahul Dravid but it’s clear that he is being referenced in the case of coaches who work with national team for 10 months and are mentor of an IPL team for the other two months Dravid is India A and U-19 coach who worked as mentor of Delhi IPL team “This was done in an adhoc and arbitrary manner the more famous the former player-turned-coach the more likely was the BCCI to allow him to draft his own contract that left loopholes that he exploited to dodge the conflict of interest issue” Guha writes Guha feels Anil Kumble India’s coach has been unfairly treated despite a good year at the helm He blasts the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and BCCI office bearers for being “extremely insensitive and unprofessional” in the way they handled it and also pins blames on COA for its “silence and inaction” Guha also warns about giving untrammeled power to the players “Current Indian players enjoy a veto power on who can be the members of the commentary team If it is to be coaches next then perhaps the selectors and even office-bearers will follow” Ramachandra Guha Resignation Letter to Shri Vinod Rai by The Indian Express on Scribd For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 2 2017 5:59 pm Anurag Thakur (File/Express Photo) Top News On Monday the Supreme Court sacked Anurag Thakur from the post of BCCI president for not complying with its orders The court gave its ruling on the Lodha Committee’s third status report submitted on November 14 asking for the disqualification of office-bearers of the BCCI and all state associations who became ineligible as per the apex court’s July 18 2016 order A bench headed by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur said that until the names of administrators are decided the senior most vice-president of the BCCI will chair the meetings Here’s everything that has happened so far: January 2016: The Lodha Committee released its list of reforms which had some major contentious points The reforms were contested by several BCCI post holdersThe recommendations focused mainly on BCCI administrative structures and not on its cricketing functions February 4 2016: Supreme Court declared March 3rd as the deadline for the board to implement the reforms after seeing that BCCI had not given any formal response on the same March 2 2016: BCCI filed an affidavit in court saying that they have implemented some of the reforms while simultaneously marked the ones it does not agree with- the one state one vote age cap of 70 years for an office-bearer or a board official limits on an office bearer’s and restriction on advertisements during Tests and ODIs Also read: Anurag Thakur accused of lying: What is perjury July 18 2016: Supreme Court passed its judgment and asked BCCI to implement a majority of Lodha Committee proposals within four to six months The court appointed Justice Lodha to oversee the implementation process September 21 2016: BCCI conducted its Annual General Meeting and defied Lodha Panel suggestions by picking a five-member selection panel for the men’s women’s and junior teams as opposed to three-member panel October 1 2016: BCCI failed to fulfill the deadline suggested by the Supreme Court October 3 2016: The Lodha Committee asked Yes Bank and Bank of Maharashtra to stop disbursing funds from BCCI accounts to state associations Four days later in an interim order the SC said that no further money would be allotted to state associations unless they pass a resolution to implement Lodha committee’s recommendations October 18 2016: After BCCI cited ‘practical difficulties’ in the implementation of all the recommendations suggested by Lodha panel the Supreme Court passed a judgment adjouring the review petition filed by BCCI challenging the suggestions laid down by the Lodha committee October 21 2016: The Supreme Court said that BCCI debarred the BCCI from distributing funds to state associations until they comply with the Lodha Committee recommendations November 21 2016: The Lodha panel has recommended to the Supreme Court that all BCCI office bearers not meeting with the norms set in the reccommendations be removed from their post and suggested that ex-home secretary GK Pillai be appointed as observer to oversee operations December 5 2016: Arguing that the Lodha Committee has failed to guide the Indian cricket board administrators Thakur told the Supreme Court that the recommendations made by the panel were not in the interest of cricket and would lead to “great chaos” December 15 2016: Supreme Court came down hard on BCCI president Anurag Thakur saying that he “appears to have prima facie committed perjury” and asked BCCI to propose names who could replace the existing office-bearers and preside over the game in the country The board however had ruled out the possibility of submitting any names For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: August 1 2014 12:14 am In Turkey a people increasingly at odds with their government have been taking to the streets for more than a year now agitating on a range of issues (Source: Reuters) Related News Across Turkey women are breaking into laughter Addressing the “degeneration of society” Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc has advised women not to laugh in public A woman’s “chastity” was serious business he felt Now Twitter in Turkey has been flooded with selfies of laughing women Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu the presidential candidate running against Recep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted that the country “needs women to smile” Suddenly laughing in Turkey has become political And it’s not really funny Laughter in its lack of orderliness in its riotous physicality in its irreverence has always unsettled the establishment The power of levity can upset the norms of discourse pierce through the conceit of rules and regulations For centuries institutions whether political religious or social have feared the radical potential of laughter The Greek philosophers restricted it and the early church condemned it — nuns and monks were ordered to keep a serious countenance The excesses of the Brezhnev era in the Soviet Union spawned a counter-culture of jokes and laughter In the 1990s MD Nanjundaswamy a social activist agitating for the rights of farmers invented the laugh-in On one occasion some 50000 farmers were gathered around the Karnataka state secretariat in order to “laugh the government out” In Turkey a people increasingly at odds with their government have been taking to the streets for more than a year now agitating on a range of issues from civil liberties to the government’s slow undermining of Turkey’s secularism In response the Erdogan regime has grown more authoritarian resorting to violent arrests and curbing access to social media websites This week’s protest stems from years of bitterness about a political culture that is steeped in misogyny — Erdogan famously said he did not believe in equality between men and women The women of Turkey should keep laughing For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 22 2017 6:10 am The university sealed the DUSU president’s office and barred Tuseed’s entry (Express photo by Praveen Khanna) Related News The arguments on framing of charges in the 2014 case against Rocky Tuseed — who won the presidential post in the recently concluded DUSU polls — will take place on October 16 First heard by the metropolitan magistrate court and then transferred to the district sessions judge in 2017 the case dates back to a complaint made on August 6 2014 by a final-year student of Shivaji College Bhagat Singh alleging that he was beaten with a “wooden stick” by Tuseed and his three associates This complaint is now at the centre of a high-pitched political battle in Delhi’s student politics With the FIR and other documents in this case being submitted to the Delhi High Court on Wednesday Tuseed has been asked to file his response The 2014 complaint filed at the Rajouri Garden police station alleged that Singh had been “present in his college during the presidential election and some students were conducting a meeting” According to the complaint when Singh was leaving his college “he was stopped at the red light outside Shivaji College” by one of Tuseed’s associates It added that “minutes after stopping him” three other men including Tuseed “reached the spot and hit him with a wooden stick” Singh alleged that he had “received multiple injuries on his body and head” “Police was informed and the man was taken to DDU hospital where he was discharged after first-aid Police also arrived and recorded Singh’s statement On the basis of Singh’s complaint a case was registered under sections 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) 323 (causing hurt) 341 (wrongful restraint) and 34 of the IPC” a senior police officer said After lodging the FIR police had arrested the accused including Tuseed and three others He was arrested and sent to 14-day judicial custody in Tihar Jail before he got out on bail The trial is on in the Delhi court Ever since then the original investigating officer in the case maintained that “there had been no contact with Singh” in the case The phone number that he had provided in his complaint is now switched off Despite repeated attempts Singh could not be reached for a comment For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNagpur:Twenty security personnel? “This was back in 1991-92.a title both apt and deserved. 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Stunning tonight.#BeingBaywatch #GoldenGlobes” Zac also wrote on social media “Congrats Priyanka Teams killin it tonight You look beautiful#Baywatch babe” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: February 13 2015 12:00 am Related News Tired of being in the red on the balance sheet of political fortunes Britain’s pinkos are trying to get back in the pink They’re doing it literally On Wednesday in Stevenage near London the Labour Party launched a touring campaign in which MPs will ride a pink bus to canvass for the votes of nine million women voters who did not exercise their franchise in the last election The outreach programme which will reach kitchen tables across the UK to discuss issues that concern women — equal pay representation in government social care childcare and domestic violence — could tilt the balance in this year’s polls but the progressive lot think it’s funny Share This Article Related Article Shouldn’t specifically women’s issues have become extinct in a society like the UK Shouldn’t childcare be seen as a parenting issue for instance What use is feminism with no men on board And then there’s the bus totally in your eye and shocking pink all over Pinkness could be politically prudent Given the prevalence of the colour in the women’s section in garment stores perhaps the majority of women have accepted the hegemony of pink But many are keenly aware that the colour was imposed upon the sex to make it look fairer lighter and conveniently weaker Of course the colour pink has acquired new shades of meaning since then The pink shirt now signifies standing up against bullying and it will have its day on February 25 which commemorates an incident in a Nova Scotia school where bullies were cowed down after attacking a child for wearing a pink T-shirt But one does wonder why the internationalist universalist humanistic left is mucking around with this colour Must it water down the hue that has served it though not always well for over a century — simply red For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAllahabad: Irked by recent controversies surrounding self-styled godmen the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad the apex body of Hindu sadhus on Sunday released a list of 14 "fake babas" and demanded a crackdown on "rootless cult leaders" by bringing in a legislation Giving out the list which includes names like Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Rampal Asaram and his son Narayan Sai the parishad’s president Swami Narendra Giri said "We appeal to even the common people to beware of such charlatans who belong to no tradition and by their questionable acts bring disrepute to sadhus and sanyasis" File image of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh CNN-News18 The parishad is a council of akharas which are monastic orders drawing their spiritual lineage from 8th-century seer Adi Shankara who is said to have established orders of martial monks with the aim of defending the Hindu dharma The development comes close on the heels of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Haryana sentencing Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim to 20 years in prison for the rape of two of his former disciples Large-scale violence took place in various parts of Haryana Punjab and Rajasthan following his conviction by the court in the two cases Forty-one people were killed in Haryana in the clashes However no death was reported from Punjab and Rajasthan While Asaram is in jail in connection with a sexual assault case his son Narayan Sai also booked in a similar case is out on bail Rampal is behind bars facing trial in a number of cases relating to violence "We are going to send copies of this list to the Centre the state governments as well as all the opposition parties with the demand that a strong legislation be brought to check the activities of these self-styled cult leaders" Giri told reporters in Allahabad He also claimed that he had on Saturday received a phone call from a person claiming to be a devotee of Asaram who "threatened to kill me if a mention was made of his guru in the list of fake babas we planned to bring out today" "An FIR has been lodged at the Daraganj police station in the city based on a complaint of Giri The matter is being investigated" Senior Superintendent of Police of Allahabad Anand Kulkarni said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally broken his silence on the Dadri incident In a brief but informal conversation with the Anand Bazar Patrika Modi seemed to have conveyed his displeasure over such incidents but pointed out that the Centre had no role to play as law and order is in the domain of the state governments Though the PM had obliquely referred to such incidents of intolerance by backing up president Pranab Mukherjee’s statement of preserving the core values of India he has apparently referred to Dadri Ghulam Ali concert and Shiv Sena’s vandalism with Sudheendra Kulkarni for the first time Is this the end of the matter Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a file photo Reuters Just as the PM’s views were known his opponents say that it is hardly enough Obviously the issue here is not to sooth the frayed tempers but to ignite the tinderbox that western UP has become over the years Of late Bishara village of Noidahas become a place of political pilgrimage Leaders covering broad spectrum of politics have been descending to the village to have photo-ops with family members of Akhlaq who was killed by an irate mob on the suspicion of slaughtering a cow and eating beef Are you aware of the fact not even a police constable let alone police inspector or SP or DM has been punished for monumental dereliction of duty that triggered violence in the village Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav who is constitutionally vested with the job of running the state has avoided visiting Noida And pray what urgent matters of state have disabled him from visiting the bereaved family None There is a superstition in Uttar Pradesh that incumbent chief ministers lose their kursi soon after they visit Noida It is this absurd superstition that has prevented Akhilesh from visiting the family in Noida He had the family flown to Lucknow instead We have not heard any liberal noise against Akhilesh have we Neither against the inefficiency of his government and police nor against his ludicrous superstition Those aware of communal riots in western UP will recognise a familiar script in this unfolding story The Muzaffarnagar riots that engulfed the entire region happened in the background of a similar story where two Jat brothers attacked a Muslim youth for teasing their sister Those brothers were subsequently killed by an irate mob of Muslims It triggered the most violent clashes in which Muslims were attacked by mobs in rural areas Though all these incidents hogged the headlines the abject failure of governance at the basic level of police stations and civil administration remained hidden from critical scrutiny of liberals in the media It is a recorded fact that stern and decisive action taken by a no-nonsense district police chief in Meerut averted riots when Muzaffarnagar and Bijnore were buring in 2013 Was anybody in the government held accountable for those riots in which hundreds of innocents lost their lives Did anyone ask chief minister Akhilesh Yadav leave alone Sonia Gandhi or the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the measures they were contemplating to pre-empt recurrence There has not been one instance of even a sub-inspector of a thana known as daroga having faced as much as a knock on their knuckles for failing in their duties leading to communal killings much less exemplary punishment The reasons are obvious — police stations in the state auctioned to the highest bidders who then set out to maximise the opportunity through extortion from crime syndicates liquor mafias and thugs for their bosses and let them have a free-run This is the precise reason why western UP has been inundated with spurious country made foreign liquor (CMFL) by powerful racketeers having patronage of the government Like Punjab western UP is also in the grip of deadly addiction to liquor and drugs with villages upon villages falling prey to this Most of those who attacked Akhlaq’s family are believed to have been be in a totally inebriated state They formed a lynch mob that can be easily provoked into doing anything Such a dreadful scenario exists all over western UP But did you hear anybody asking for explanation from even a district SP or district magistrate or even a daroga on why Bishara village has become a den of drunkards Is Narendra Modi the elected Prime Minister of the Union of India or is he the daroga of Bishara that we keep asking him for answers Even if he were to relent and say something on this what would he say other than all the secular platitudes of all the political and literary intelligentsia that wouldn’t amount to making a whiff of difference to the family of Akhlaq He could have possibly taken the moral high ground but that’s about that And indeed even if he wanted to take effective action what exactly would that be Should he read and adapt from Indira Gandhi’s book of federalism which taught us how to routinely dismiss opposition chief ministers using the flimsiest of excuses: deteriorating law and order By: Tech Desk | Updated: January 22 2017 4:54 pm LeEco has announced its ‘Republic Day Sale’ on Snapdeal which be held from January 21 to January 23 Related News LeEco has announced its ‘Republic Day Sale’ on Snapdeal which will be held from January 21 to January 23 The Chinese smartphone company is offering deals on its Le 2 smartphone during the sale Customers buying LeEco Le 2 (32GB) Rose Gold and Grey colour options will get 15 per cent or up to Rs 2000 cashback on HDFC credit cards There’s an additional benefit of Rs 1000 off which will only be applicable till January 22 Le 2 (64GB) Rose Gold colour option can be bought at 15 per cent or up to Rs 2000 cashback on HDFC credit cards LeEco Le 2 (64GB) which was only available offline started selling online via Snapdeal recently LeEco Le 2 was unveiled alongside company’s Le Max 2 in June last year Le 2 can now be bought in two storage variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM+ 64GB ROM The 32GB storage option costs Rs 11999 and the 64GB storage version is priced at Rs 13999 The smartphones are identical in terms of specifications except for the storage LeEco Le 2 features a 55-inch full HD display and a metal unibody design It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor and comes with a Type C port which also acts an audio port integrated with its CDLA technology There is no 35 mm headphone jack on this smartphone and it requires special Type-C USB headphones with LeEco’s CDLA technology Read: LeEco Le 2 Review In our review we said Le 2 is a good smartphone with a fast camera and battery that lasts a good full day of use For us the standout feature of the Le 2 was its display The 55-inch Full HD display is extremely crisp with vibrant colour reproduction and has very good viewing angles too We noted at the time of our review that Le 2 had one of the best cameras among all the sub-Rs 12000 smartphones For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Rahul Sadhu | Published: July 23 2017 6:33 pm India’s Jhulan Goswami picked up 3/23 in the final at Lords (Source: Reuters) Related News Keeping it straight and simple and helping the team in key situations is what India’s pace spearhead Jhulan Goswami does best On Sunday at the World Cup final at Lords the Chakdahah Express once more produced an outstanding spell of pace bowling as she picked up three wickets to put England on the backfoot? 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