Good morning to all, but not sure whether it will be a pleasant one for BCCI, the mai baap of Indian cricket.
The supreme court has warned that it will today “put an end to the defiance of the board” and make sure public money is not used as baksheesh.
The bureaucracy has ensured the judges in Delhi were rubbing their noses in frustration. First, the apex court was irritated by the BCCI which was skirting the Lodha panel recommendations. The front and back pages of today’s newspapers describe how the Supreme Court took the BCCI to task in court on Thursday.
Second, the Delhi high court has accused the Delhi administration, comprising the chief minister and the Lieutenant governor, of not being interested in its people. Some of you might say that’s certainly not news.
There is also the small matter of Rahul Gandhi accusing the PM of doing dalaali over the blood of soldiers. Morbid.
Moving on, the CIC has asked Tihar Jail to come up with a system that gives compensation to those inmates who have been incarcerated for a period greater than their sentence. Funnily enough, compensations awarded so far seem to be different for the poor and the privileged.
The Delhi HC has asked Haryana, Punjab, U.P. and Rajasthan to prevent the practice of burning stubble. This comes after a study claimed that 60% of Delhi’s particulate matter comes from outside the capital. Welcome to gas chamber Delhi.
The Shiv Sena seems to be doing well in UP. It was on its game again and Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will not be taking part in his village Ramlila this year because of his, emm…religion. Speaking of celebrities the consumer affairs ministry is planning to ban misleading celebrity endorsements and putting a stricter law in place.
Meanwhile, over in Dadri, the family of Ravin Sisodia, an accused in the Dadri lynching, has refused to cremate his body unless a government compensation of Rs 1 crore lands their way. The ‘martyr’s’ body has been kept on ice and wrapped with the tricolor.
And from neighbouring Bihar, the wife of again-jailed Mohammad Shahabuddin has targeted the Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, accusing him of carrying out a vendetta against her husband. Well…
In other news, a new book claims that Adolf Hitler was a ‘super-junkie’ who used to devour opiates in his spare time. We also woke up today to another gut-wrenching ordeal for Kim Kardashian whose bodyguard hasfiled for bankruptcy and is over a million dollars in debt.