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This is the Catch Up on 3 Things for the Indian Express and I’m Damini Jaiman.
It’s the 4th of May and here are the headlines.
The BCCI has banned journalist Boria Majumdar for two years for “threatening and intimidating” Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha. The ban, which includes not getting press accreditation for any matches in India, an embargo on interviewing centrally contracted players and no access to any of the cricket board’s and state units’ facilities, has been made effective after the Apex Council signed off on the three-member fact-finding committee’s recommendations.
According to PTI, The Supreme Court today said the Tamil Nadu Governor was bound by the decision of the state cabinet to the release of A G Perarivalan, who has served 36 years of his life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and disapproved of his action sending the mercy plea to the President saying it cannot shut eyes to something against the Constitution. The top court refused to agree with the Centre’s suggestion that the court should wait till the President decides on the issue.
The Congress yesterday questioned the manner in which the government is going ahead with the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), especially the timing and the cut in its valuation estimates. The party argued that the market conditions are not favourable and the government’s decision to decrease LIC’s valuation and issue size was puzzling.
Meanwhile, according to Reuters, Twenty-six people were killed in a collision in western Ukraine involving a bus, a minibus and a fuel truck that exploded after the crash.
Reuters reports that the European Union’s chief executive today proposed a phased oil embargo on Russia over its war in Ukraine, as well as sanctioning Russia’s top bank and banning Russian broadcasters from European airwaves, in a bid to deepen Moscow’s isolation. The plan, if agreed to by EU governments, would mark a watershed for the world’s largest trading bloc, which is dependent on Russian energy and must find alternative supplies.
Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said yesterday to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that she “hoped” that “India will influence Russia” to end the war. This is one of the most clear expectations enunciated and articulated by any European leader in the last two months since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
This was the Catch-up on 3 Things by The Indian Express.