Bangaru Laxman broke down in the court after he was sentenced. He was caught in camera, taking bribe of Rs 1 lakh by fake arm dealers who were actually doing a sting operation on him. The news portal Tehelka.com which did the sting operation had to face the music of the then central government of BJP however, after 11 years, truth came back winning when the 72 year old guilty politician was sentenced for 4 years of rigorous imprisionment and Rs 1 Lakh fine!
A new variety of mango grown by Padamshree hoticulturist Kaleemullah Khan has bee given the name Akhilesh Aam(Mango), after the name of the present CM of Uttar Pradesh, who is also the youngest all Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh,so far! Incidently the tree has produced fruits in 5 years time, as per , Mr Khan, which no mango tree does in such a tender age, it is named Akhilesh by him.
Difference of opinion, about whether Sachin should or should not have joined politics , is not only between cricket fans but also between Bollywood Big names and politicians.
While Big -B , the megastar of Bollywood congratulated Sachin and Rekha(Bollywood actor) for their names being nominated as Member of Parliament, Sanju Baba aka Sanjay Dutt, who is also a fan of Sachin , somehow did not feel excited about Sachin’s decision to join politics!
It seems Sachin Tendulkar will have tougher time setting himself on the right spot in politics compared to what he had to face while scoring his 100th century!
Opposition parties have already started terming Sachin’s inclusion in Congress as a way of diverting nation’s mind from the scams that are getting exposed. Not all seem to be happy with Sachin’s decision of stepping into politcs and critics are increasing speedily!
A Chennai based company which is partly owned by the Home Minister, P Chidambaram’s son, Karti, has decided to sue Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy for defamation. Swamy had publicly accused that Karti who owns a large part of a company had benefited in 2006 from his father’s position as Finance Minister to earn huge profits during the sale of telecom Aircel.