MORNING NEWS AUDITORIAL | 14th March, 2019 ➢ WORLD’S MOST GENEROUS PHILANTHROPIST: AZIM PREMJI ➢ SWINGS & HUGS FAIL ON XI AS CHINA BLOCKS AZHAR LISTING AS TERRORIST ➢ BHIM ARMY CHIEF SAYS WILL CONTEST AGAINST MODI FROM VARANASI AFTER PRIYANKA GANDHI VISITS HIM IN HOSPITAL ➢ AKHILESH ASKS YOGI TO SHOW HOW TO ‘COCK A SNOOK’ AFTER ADITYANATH TWEETS BRITISH SLANG ➢ CENTRE FOCUSES FIREPOWER ON SHOURIE, SINHA AND BHUSHAN FOR COMMITTING THEFT OF RAFALE FILES AND ‘JEOPARDISING’ NATIONAL SECURITY ➢ MUMBAI MAN DIES 50 HOURS AFTER GETTING 12-HOUR HAIR TRANSPLANT ➢ FACEBOOK GROUP SUFFERED THE MOST SEVERE OUTAGE IN ITS HISTORY ➢ INSPIRED BY COLUMBINE, BRAZIL PAIR KILL 8 AND THEMSELVES IN SCHOOL SHOOTING ➢ MANE TAKES LIVERPOOL THROUGH TO CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTERS ➢ MESSI MAGIC DEMOLISHES LYON TO TAKE BARCA THROUGH

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WORLD’S MOST GENEROUS PHILANTHROPIST: AZIM PREMJI

 

To Azim Premji, the world’s most generous philanthropist, Wipro Chairman earmarks an additional 34% shares in Wipro Ltd to philanthropy efforts. That’s over Rs 52,750 Cr to the foundation efforts.

 

Meanwhile, Uncle Mukesh and Aunty Nita were getting a photo shoot done with the Indian armed forces.

 

The phrase of the day is Cock a Snook and once you know who used it, you will just be amazed for the rest of your life, if not for a minute. That’s a little later. But applies as much to our next story where China Cocked a Snook on India.

 

 

SWINGS & HUGS FAIL ON XI AS CHINA BLOCKS AZHAR LISTING AS TERRORIST

 

It is 14th March 2019 and while we are on giving, let’s start with the most Giving PM ever in the annals of Indian history. Narendra Modi had given his time and love to Xi when he took him to his home state of Gujarat, posed from a swing at a park & made him wear his jacket. Cometh the time, cometh the season, with dwindling sales of Modi jackets, if ever there was anything like that, Xi has done what Xi was always going to do, As India was sleeping, China blocked Masood Azhar from being listed as a terrorist at the UN. Fourth time in a row.

Only if Diplomacy were this easy.

 

 

BHIM ARMY CHIEF SAYS WILL CONTEST AGAINST MODI FROM VARANASI AFTER PRIYANKA GANDHI VISITS HIM IN HOSPITAL

 

But what was making news was Priyanka Gandhi again. Between Media going all Temur on her, analysing everything from her twitter display picture to her, not contesting Lok Sabha elections, an impromptu visit to Bhim Army Chief, Chandra Shekhar Azad at a Meerut hospital where he was being treated under police custody, sent the entire political circle abuzz. The buzz was so strong that BSP supremo, Mayawati, who was already feeling the Centre’s heat with Mayawati’s former secretary, Netram getting a pre-election IT raid where they found a Mont Blanc pens and some petty cash amounting to 1.64 crs. It was huddle time for her and SP chief Akhilesh to restrategize Priyanka extolling the struggle of the young Dalit leader against an ‘arrogant government’. Azad on his part said that he would contest against PM Narendra Modi in Varanasi.

 

Azad was detained in Deoband on Tuesday while taking out a rally to Delhi to take part in Hunkar Rally but was hospitalized after he complained of breathlessness.

On speculation of the visit being politically motivated to draw Chandrashekhar towards Congress, Priyanka said: “I have come here to pay a visit and find out about his health. He should not have been arrested and should be allowed to speak out. I like the ‘josh’ in Chandrashekhar, that is why I came.”

 

 

AKHILESH ASKS YOGI TO SHOW HOW TO COCK A SNOOK AFTER ADITYANATH TWEETS BRITISH SLANG

 

And while we are on Bua and Babua, let me tell you the entire Cock a Snook story. So yesterday, a very British Yogi Adityanath, tweeted, “People of Uttar Pradesh will cock-a-snook at ‘Bua and Babua’ Alliance. Time for casteism, nepotism and corruption is over now and politically vigilant people of UP will make sure that 5 multiplied by zero results into zero this time,”. Babua, aka Mr Akhilesh Yadav, shot back: “Chief Minister, I have not understood. Please tell us what ‘cock a snook’ means in Hindi or better still, show us how it is done so that the people know what they need to do”. Cocking a snook is a sign of derision in Britain made by putting the thumb on the nose, holding the palm open and perpendicular to the face, and wiggling the remaining fingers. It is used mostly by schoolchildren.

 

 

 

CENTRE FOCUSES FIREPOWER ON SHOURIE, SINHA AND BHUSHAN FOR COMMITTING THEFT OF RAFALE FILES AND ‘JEOPARDISING’ NATIONAL SECURITY

 

 

Now hold your palm open, keep it parallel to your face and then just facepalm yourself. Why? Because the Rafael case is just getting knottier and naughtier. Only if all these government spin masters were to play for the Indian cricket team, we would not lose another cricket match. Dhoni or No Dhoni.

The “war capacity” of combat aircraft has fallen into the hands of “the enemy/our adversaries” and “jeopardised” national security because of “theft” by “unauthorised photocopying”, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Wednesday via a filing by Defense Secretary.

Two of those the Modi government has held guilty of aiding the enemies were ministers in the government led by the BJP itself: Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha. The third is activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan.

The court is hearing a review petition filed by the three public figures against an earlier order that had declined to entertain a plea for a probe into the Rafale deal.

The Centre’s “conspiracy theory” has been mentioned in an affidavit it has filed in the court, through advocate Col R.Balasubramanyam. However, the affidavit does not mention The Hindu, the newspaper that has published several reports that question multiple claims of the government. The attorney-general had earlier referred to the newspaper but the government appears to have backed off because of a resultant furore.

The Centre is now focusing its firepower on Shourie, Sinha and Bhushan, declaring that they are “guilty” of a “conspiracy” of “committing theft” of official secrets.

 

 

MUMBAI MAN DIES 50 HOURS AFTER GETTING 12-HOUR HAIR TRANSPLANT

 

and from that hair raising conspiracy theory, we head to a tragic story about a bald man dying in a quest to grow his hair. A 43-year-old businessman, Shrawan Kumar Choudhary, died in hospital in Powai here last week, more than 50 hours after he underwent a 12-hour hair transplantation procedure at a clinic, police said on Wednesday.

In his statement, the dermatologist, at whose clinic Choudhary underwent the procedure, said the businessman wanted to graft 9000 hairs in one go, which was against medical advise, the official said.

 

Getting more than 3000 hair in a single sitting was also not advisable, but, in this case, the transplantation went on for more than 12 hours, he said.

 

 

 

 

FACEBOOK GROUP SUFFERED THE MOST SEVERE OUTAGE IN ITS HISTORY

 

 

And on to International stories, while you were asleep, Facebook is suffering the most severe outage in its history, with key services rendered unusable for users globally for much of Wednesday.

The last time Facebook had a disruption of this magnitude was in 2008 when the site had 150m users – compared to around 2.3bn monthly users today. Facebook’s main product, its two messaging apps and image-sharing site Instagram were all affected.

 

The cause of the interruption has not yet been made public.

 

 

 

INSPIRED BY COLUMBINE, BRAZIL PAIR KILL 8 AND THEMSELVES IN SCHOOL SHOOTING

 

And before we head to round up of Champions League, Two former students opened fire at a Brazilian school on Wednesday and killed at least five teenagers as well as two school officials before committing suicide in an attack that police said was inspired by the 1999 Columbine massacre in the United States.

 

 

MANE TAKES LIVERPOOL THROUGH TO CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTERS

 

And onto Football, where English Clubs have made Champions league their home this season and it was Sadio Mane that shone for Liverpool this time by scoring twice to hand Liverpool a 3-1 Champions League victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday as they nullified their German opponents with a dominant performance that sent them through to the quarter-finals.

 

 

 

MESSI MAGIC DEMOLISHES LYON TO TAKE BARCA THROUGH

 

 

And onto the last bit of news and if Ronaldo does it best, Messi is not far behind. Lionel Messi lead the way with two goals and two assists as Barcelona reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League in style by thrashing Olympique Lyonnais 5-1 at home on Wednesday and advancing by the same scoreline on aggregate.

 

 

And that is all that I have for you for today. Be good, be healthy and stay hydrated. Until tomorrow, good bye from takeapart.in

 

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