Bahrain: Cricket tournament, ‘KSB champions trophy 2024’ hosted by the ‘Kannada Sangha Bahrain’ was inaugurated on Saturday (January 6) at the Indian Club Grounds here.

The 7A side softball cricket tournament will feature 50 teams playing in acrossthree categories, Men's (open to Indian expat players), Ladies (open to all women players), and Under 16 Boys (open to all).

Former top Indian Pace Bowler and current ICC (International Cricket Council) Referee, Javagal Srinath will grace as the Chief Guest at the finals which will take place on January 26 at the Indian Club Grounds.

‘Kannada Sangha Bahrain’ will felicitate Srinath at the Kannada Bhavana on January 26, where Indian Ambassador His Excellency Vinod K Jacob will be present as the Chief Guest.

The Kannada Sangha will also award the winning teams and individual performances.

Mithun of BFC, Cassius Pereira- President Indian Club, Mahesh Kumar- Acting President of KSB , Ramprasad Ammenadka- General Secretary of KSB, Pradeep Shetty- former President of KSB, Kiran Upadhyaya-former General Secretary of KSB, Ajith Bangera- former President of Bahrain Billawas, Nithin Shetty- President of Bunts President, Guruprasad Yekkar Basappa- President of Kulals Bahrain, Ajay Kumar- Cricket Secretary of Indian Club Bahrain, John Deepak D'Sa- Sports Secretary of KSB, D. Ramesh- Chief Coordinator of KSB Champions Trophy, Coordinators- Ashwin Poojary, Hemanth Salian, Remi Pinto, Hithin Poojary, Scorer and Executive Committee members of KSB, and others were present during the inauguration ceremony.

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New Delhi, Mar 4: The Supreme Court on Monday held that MPs and MLAs do not enjoy immunity from prosecution for taking bribe to make a speech or cast a vote in the legislature.

A seven-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud unanimously overruled the 1998 verdict delivered by a five-judge bench in the JMM bribery case by which MPs and MLAs were granted immunity from prosecution for taking bribe to make a speech or vote in the legislature.

Pronouncing the verdict, the CJI said bribery is not protected by parliamentary privileges and the interpretation of the 1998 verdict is contrary to Articles 105 and 194 of the Constitution.

Articles 105 and 194 deal with the powers and privileges of MPs and MLAs in Parliament and legislative assemblies.

The CJI, who read the operative part of the verdict for the bench, said that bribery is not immune under the articles as it erodes probity in public life.