BENGALURU TUESDAY JUNE 14, 2022 `9.00 PAGES 18 LATE CITY EDITION RECORD PRICE FOR IPL 2023-27 TELEVISION & DIGITAL RIGHTS While the e-auction is still ongoing for Packages C & D, the TV and streaming rights were sold for a combined `44,075 crore 2.69 TIMES INCREASE FROM 2018-22 CYCLE WHAT THE NUMBERS SAY SO FAR While Star Network bagged the subcontinent rights for television as well as streaming rights in the 2018-22 cycle for B16,347.5 crore, this time, it is understood that the TV and digital rights went to two different bidders. The former was sold for B23,575 crore and the latter for B20,500 crore, registering a cumulative 2.69 times increase in the price from 2018 | P13 ■ ■ The television rights, for which the BCCI had set a base price of B49 crore per match for the 2023-27 cycle, went forB57.5 crore per match (B21, 275 crore for 370 matches with 74-94 games/season) Meanwhile the digital rights, with a base price of B33 crore/game, went up to a whopping B50 crore/game for the next 5 years US $5.64 BN SIZE OF THE TELEVISION AND DIGITAL RIGHTS CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI ED grills Rahul for about 10 hours in Herald case Shakti Kapoor’s son held in B’luru for drug use P R A V E E N K U M A R @ Bengaluru Questions him in two phases; Cong leader meets Sonia in hospital EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi THE Enforcement Directorate on Monday grilled Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over the alleged misappropriation of funds in the National Herald case amid vociferous protests by the party across the country claiming political vendetta. Rahul was questioned for almost 10 hours in two phases through the day. Three senior officials of the ED participated in the questioning. “The team consists of two Assistant Directors and one Deputy Director,” said a senior ED official. Rahul also submitted a written statement under Section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. He has been asked to appear again for questioning on Tuesday . The ownership of the National Herald published by the Associated Jour nals Limited (AJL) was later transferred to Young Indian Pvt Ltd, a deal that is now under the lens. Accompanied by sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and party workers, Rahul reached the probe agency’s office on APJ Abdul Kalam Road amid heavy THE Halasuru police on Sunday midnight detained Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor’s 37-year-old son Siddhant Kapoor aka DJ Bullzeye during a raid on a late night party at The Park hotel near Trinity Circle. Siddhant was among five others who were allegedly found to have consumed drugs. The police subjected 35 people at the party to blood tests and the re- EXPRESS READ 40-day-old girl snatched from mother in hospital Congress leader Rahul Gandhi gestures as he leaves for the Enforcement Directorate’s office in New Delhi on Monday | SHEKHAR YADAV police deployment around 11.10 am. Priyanka sat with Rahul in a vehicle as the convoy of seven SUVs, escorted by armed CRPF personnel, entered the ED office. Only Rahul was let in. Around 2.10 pm, Rahul left the ED office for lunch and went to meet his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who is convalescing from Covid at the Sir Ganga Ram hospital. He took permission to make the visit. Rahul then joined the probe team again around 4 pm and stayed on till late night. To manage the march the party took out from its 24, Akbar Road headquarters to the ED office before Rahul presented himself for questioning, the police had placed barricades at several places en route. All Congress bigwigs hit the streets in support of Rahul. A large number of party workers were taken under preventive custody for violating Section 144 CrPC that bans the assembly of more than four persons, which was imposed in central Delhi. Earlier in the day the police had advised peo, ple to avoid certain stretches in wake of the Congress march. The ED has summoned Sonia to appear before it on June 23 in connection with the case. P2,4,9 Hubballi: A 40-day-old baby girl, undergoing treatment at the KIMS Hospital in Hubballi, was snatched from her mother, a resident of Kundgol town in Dharwad district, by a man wearing a black T-shirt. The Vidyanagar police have registered a case, and two teams have been formed, an official said. P5 KSRTC bus fare likely to increase by 25 per cent Bengaluru: The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is likely to hike bus fare as diesel prices have shot up over the last few months. HV Anantha Subba Rao, president of KSRTC staff and workers federation, said a proposal has been sent to the government to allow 25% fare hike. P5 sults of five including Siddhanth’s returned positive for drug use. He was arrested even as he was playing music at the party that was still on. He is a regular DJ at The Park hotel. All the five were released on station bail. They have to appear before police whenever they are called, said a police officer. The hotel clarified all guests who come to stay or attend late night parties are frisked by bouncers. However at the time of frisking, no drugs were found on the DJ or others who were arrested. It is suspected that they might have come to the party after consuming drugs elsewhere, they said. But the police who searched the hotel after the arrests found drugs in a dustbin at the hotel. The others ar rested are Akhil Soni, a business man- RETAIL INFLATION COOLS, BUT STILL 7% M O N I K A YA D A V @ New Delhi A month after the RBI did some heavy lifting and the Centre cut fuel excise rates, the consumer price index (CPI) based-inflation fell to 7.04% in May In the . month before, it had hit an eight-year high of 7.78%. But compared to May last year’s figure of 6.3%, the inflation now is very much on the higher side. In fact, this is the fifth straight month when the CPI inflation is above the RBI’s upper band of 6%. Interestingly rural inflation, , which was higher than urban inflation in April, slipped below urban inflation in May Ru. ral and urban inflations stood at 7.01% and 7.08% respectively in May as against 8.38% and 7.09% in April. However, major components of the CPI basket, like food and beverages, pan and tobacco, clothing and footwear and fuel and light witnessed a sequential rise. In a bid to moderate inflation, the RBI on June 8 hiked the rate at which it lends to commercial banks by 50 basis points to 4.9%. An SBI research report sought to join issue with critics of the RBI’s intervention, saying, “We believe RBI is much ahead of the curve in controlling inflation.” CONTINUED ON: P12 ager, Harjot Singh, operational head of a logistics startup, Hani Rafeeque, a digital marketing professional, and Akhil, a freelance photographer. “The Halasuru police raided the party on Sunday midnight. Over 100 people, most of them outsiders, were at the party. Thirty-five were subjected to testing, and of them five including the DJ tested positive,” Dr Bheemashankar S Guled, DCP (East) said. P3 PRESS INTAKE Happy to see more women in armed forces, says Kovind | P2 Bengaluru to get Ayushman Bharat tech centre | P4 Energy department holds talks to reduce cost of e-vehicles | P4 Claims of cash changing hands mar Legislative Council polls | P4 Three Kerala women sold to Kuwaiti family, rescued | P5 JAB-O-METER June 12 11,62,340 doses TAKE June 13 12,88,942 doses YOUR SHOT TOTAL: 1,95,33,79,289 NATIONWIDE JUNE 12 JUNE 13 KARNATAKA JUNE 12 JUNE 13 Fresh cases 8,582 8,084 Fresh cases Recoveries 4,435 4,592 Recoveries Deaths 4 10 Deaths 463 199 0 415 378 0
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