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January 12, 2019 4:48 PM Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul banned by India over Koffee with Karan comments

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended by India's cricket board (the BCCI) after comments about women on a television show. The ban is with immediate effect and the pair have been told to return home from the tour of Australia to explain themselves. Pandya has since apologised, saying he "got carried away with the show". The BCCI said "an enquiry 23

January 9, 2019 12:19 PM BREAKING: Katie Price banned from driving for three months and fined £1,100

Katie Price has been banned from driving for three months and fined £1,100 at Crawley Magistrates' Court for driving while disqualified and without insurance on the A24 near her home in West Sussex on July 25. Price pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and without insurance after she mistakenly believed her ban had come to an end. The 40-year-old 19

January 8, 2019 11:14 AM Dogs are being banned from PUBLIC spaces

DOG owners are on alert after a Merseyside borough made plans to ban dogs with a shock list of 117 public places issued. In a bid to clamp down on dog fouling and other incidents in the area, Wirral Council has drawn up a list of playgrounds, picnic areas and sports pitches where dogs would be forbidden. The new rules will also include areas like cemeteries 20

January 5, 2019 4:55 PM Christian persecution: Fury after graves 'DESECRATED' as crucifix 'attacked with hammer'

CHRISTIAN tombs in a Indonesian cemetery have been brutally vandalised and destroyed, amid rising fears of a worldwide crackdown on Christianity. Mr Widodo is running against Islamist political parties who have accused him of not being a “good Muslim” and secretly favouring the Community Party of Indonesia, which has been banned. Fears of a worldwide 22

January 5, 2019 9:10 AM Twitch fans demand life ban for alleged domestic abuser

Australian Fortnite player Luke Munday apparently streamed himself on Twitch rowing with his wife off-screen. Noises were heard. We did not see what occurred. He was arrested, charged with assault and banned from the Amazon-owned service. But after 14 days in gaming purgatory (a, er, fortnight), Twitch thought Munday had suffered enough and restored 22

January 4, 2019 12:36 PM Chelsea fan banned from matches for three years over homophobic abuse

A Chelsea fan has been banned from attending football matches for three years after admitting shouting homophobic abuse. George Bradley, 20, was fined £965 and handed a ban by Brighton Magistrates’ Court after admitting a charge of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress. The football fan was accused 22

January 4, 2019 9:42 AM Economy Energy banned from taking on new customers

Energy supplier Economy Energy has been banned from taking on new customers until it improves its customer service. The energy regulator, Ofgem, said the ban would remain in place for three months to allow the firm to improve its customer contact procedures. It must also address billing and payment failures, and issue customer refunds in a timely manner 17

January 3, 2019 5:19 PM Abu Hamza's son facing firearms charge

A man held as part of the investigation into the murder of a security guard in Mayfair on New Year's Day is the son of the banned radical cleric Abu Hamza. Imran Mostafa Kamel is accused of possessing a firearm in relation to an incident at Fountain House, Park Lane, which happened soon after the killing. Tudor Simionov, 33, was providing security for a party 19

December 31, 2018 5:10 PM West Ham: Samir Nasri signs for Hammers on day doping ban ends

West Ham have signed former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri - on the day he completes a doping ban. The 31-year-old Frenchman has been without a club since 31 January, after leaving Turkish club Antalyaspor. Nasri, who has signed a deal until the end of the season, served an 18-month doping ban for using an intravenous drip treatment 19

December 31, 2018 12:44 AM Why legalising gay sex in India is not a Western idea

The decriminalisation of gay sex was arguably the biggest news story of 2018 in India. So, it wasn't surprising when it became a hotly debated topic at one of the year-end parties I recently attended in Delhi. The common consensus was that the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a colonial-era law has pushed the country towards adopting Western ideals 14