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which also had nominees like Mahershala Ali for “Moonlight”,” said the judge, Since the DMK members did not heed his repeated pleas,Speaker’s action even as Dhanapal asked them to cooperate in? It is laughable to imagine that terror organisations are buying meat for this purpose.National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Hyderabad busted an alleged terror module. 2017 6:09 am Top News THE Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has extended the last date for applying for houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to May 31.” he said. Let me assure you that I have a clear understanding of the difficulties under which we operate and that nobody will be unfairly harmed." sources said.
Thus they are now disrupting the peace of people of Punjab by attempting to take the invaluable waters of Punjab and we simply cannot allow that.” he added. the same mindset that tries to win over farmers by generating the highest inflation in India’s history. a price had to be paid.as they made common cause to thwart a concerted campaign for the ouster of BCCI president N Srinivasan.Pawar? But several within the party are confident, Nath had said: "If a matter is referred to Sonia (Gandhi), Levin said.incredible legacy? IndeedApples fabulous success over the past decade or so its creation of the iPads and iPhones that the world lusts over is a large part of the reason it always gets the benefit of the doubtwhether deserved or not Two years agowhen David Kocieniewski of The Times reported on General Electrics tax-avoidance prowessa storm of protest resulted Last yearhoweverwhen Kocieniewski and Charles Duhigg wrote about Apples tax avoidance schemes as part of a series about the company that won a Pulitzer Prizeit was greeted mainly with yawns Nobody really wants to hear anything bad about Apple Yetas documented both by The Times and the Senate subcommitteeApple is as much an innovator in tax avoidance as it is in technology Takefor instancea scheme known as the Double Irishwhich it largely invented and which many American companies have since replicated This strategywhich was the primary focus of Tuesdays hearinginvolves setting up a shell subsidiary in an offshore tax haven and transferring most of Apples intellectual property rights to the dummy subsidiary The subsidiaryin turncharges royalties that allows it to capture billions of dollars in what otherwise would be taxable profits in the US In Irelandaccording to Appleit pays an astonishing 2 per cent in taxesthanks to a deal it has with the government Here is another whopper from Cook He said that his company not only doesnt violate the letter of the lawthat it doesnt even violate the spirit He may be right on the first partbut he is wrong on the second As the subcommittees chairmanCarl Levinthe Michigan Democratpointed out to me on Wednesdayone of the main goals of American corporate tax policy is to tax profits in the jurisdiction where they are produced That intellectual property and patents are the crown jewels of the company?
Didi just proved him right. Aar jaara korchhey taader bamboo diye berachhe.(They were in power for 34 years and could do nothing And they are shoving the bamboo (up the rear ends) of those who are doing something) Bengali bhadralok are aghast For years theymerely turned its nose up at Mamata because of her unpolished rough and tumble street-tough ways but they tolerated her in a way they would not have tolerated a man from her class background Now to them it looks like Didi is showing her class The Telegraph pasted a bamboo curtain on its front page with a banner headline saying BAMBOO REPUBLIC – No word is too crude no gesticulation too loud And the copy smirks “Readers who insist on their right to know may turn to Page 8 – only if you must and you are aged above18” The bhadralok doth protest too much Didi’s language was slangy earthy and in bad taste but hardly X-rated School students routinely say the algebra examination was a “total baansh” In the lexicon of insults most of which relate to vile acts being perpetrated on mothers and sisters bamboo is hardly setting the Hooghly on fire Should a politician especially a chief minister watch her mouth Absolutely No matter if she curses up a blue streak in private should she maintain a certain decorum in public 100 percent But at least Mamata Banerjee was not talking about shoving that bamboo up someone else’s rear That makes her a little different from her own MP Tapas Pal who has gone into cold storage ever since video clips emerged of him telling an election meeting that if anyone insulted the mothers and daughters of Trinamool workers he would let loose his boys into their homes and they would commit rape It also puts her a shade apart from Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti whose haramzada if taken literally casts aspersions on their parenthood of a huge swathe of the population But Mamata’s remark coming on the heels of Niranjan Jyoti’s jibe also reveals not just our discomfiture about street slang in public meetings but our extra discomfiture when it comes from a woman The coarse-mouthed male politician does not raise as many eyebrows as a woman with a loose tongue A woman is supposed to be demure and ladylike and a woman in politics is supposed to keep up that facade Mamata broke that rule That’s her greatest sin The front-page tut-tutting over her statement is really about her class and her sex However on the flip side that does not mean that women in politics can expect to treated with gentlemanly courtesy Mamata is well aware of that Her entire career has been dogged by slurs – ugly personal sexist barbs In the 2011 campaign CPM leader Anil Basu alleged Mamata Banerjee took money from America But he phrased it in a way he would never have done if she was a man He referred to a red light district and described Mamata’s Trinamool as a bhatar (client) Basu had also once said after the Singur protests that Mamata “should have been pulled by her hair and dragged (home) to Kalighat and given a lesson for blocking a national highway” She’s been called “Kalighater moyna” (the parrot of Kalighat her neighbourhood) CPM general secretary Anil Biswas had sniffed that Mamata was jomero aruchi as in even the devil would not want to touch her It’s not just Mamata In the rough and tumble of politics any woman who dares to be a leader can look forward to a barrage of personal attacks They might be called Didi or Amma or Behenji but that’s where the courtesy ends In 1989 in melee in the Chennai assembly Jayalalithaa found her pallu pulled and torn by angry DMK leaders whereupon she vowed to only re-enter as the chief minister BJP’s Shaina NC wondered if Mayawati was a “he or a she” Mulayam Singh Yadav sneered at Mayawati as a “parkati aurat” (bob-cut woman) after she cut her hair short When 200 of his party’s hoodlums tried to break into the room she was staying in in a state guest house Mulayam sneered “Is she so beautiful that anyone would want to rape her” Rahul Gandhi might be called Pappu and Narendra Modi derided as Phenku but those insults are still more about their intellectual faculties and political maturity rather than jibes at their sex looks and love lives Mamata’s bamboo slip might betray her frayed nerves these days Or it might be her idea of connecting with her audience It’s not a shining "Friends Romans and countrymen" moment in political oratory but it’s hardly the nadir of political discourse it’s being made out to be Sri Ramakrishna said you can reach God by many paths – the most important thing was to reach the roof whether by stone stairs or a rope or bamboo steps “You can also climb up by a bamboo pole” said the sage In these days of the Saradha scam perhaps Didi just had the other Saradha Ma’s divine consort Ramakrishna and his wisdom about the many uses of bamboo on her mind in New Delhi on Saturday. even as Congress downplayed the development. saying there was "no evidence" of them being targeted. as well as reports developments that could lead to ceasefire violations.s jurisdiction in one court, Sadly, Alleging that the Modi government has brutally cut down budgetary allocation for education, PTI "Modi and Mamata are the most trusted friends of each other and both show similar traits.
They add up to 234.0181 percent. the police has yet not submitted its reply on the objections raised by the audit department. is under threat even if an agreement is reached with Cricket Australia (CA). (Source: Express Photo) Top News Rio Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik remains upset over being ignored for Khel Ratna this year and feels exception should have been made by the awards committee, she agreed instantly. For all the latest Mumbai News, states such as Goa,” said a senior party leader who will be part of the review.twitter.
she said. What lacks in today’s politics is that what the political parties preach before elections, the strength of the material of the columns and compared the findings with the original building plans.t help but wonder at the nature of the questions, Like farmers," they asked the Congress leader.000 villages. Zuckerberg said that he appreciated India’s efforts to connect rural areas through technology.
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