Saturday, June 6, 2015

I Don’t Know, Son! -82

Men or Women?
Son: The Karnataka Gram Panchayat (GP) elections have recorded some interesting events, dad.
Father: Like what? Go on son.
Son: A report in Deccan Herald says that two men have contested from a reserved seat for women (ST) in Karekallu village in Ballari taluk, dad.
Father: Interesting. Go on, son.
Son: This fact came to light only at the time of counting of votes, dad.
Father: Go on, son.
Son: When checked up with the election officer, who received the nominations, he reportedly confirmed that he had accepted the applications from only persons who were wearing sarees and blouses, dad!
Father: I don’t know, son!
Aam Aadmi Not eligible for Aam!
Son: Jitan Ram Manjhi, the former Chief Minister of Bihar, has alleged that after he became an Aam Aadmi (by resigning the CM post), he is not allowed to eat the Aam (mango) from the garden located near his bungalow, dad!
Father: How come?  Go on, son.
Son: Manjhi has not vacated the official residence of Chief Minister, even after resigning, there by denying the new CM Nitish Kumar the occupation of official bungalow, dad.
Father: Go on, son.
Son: He has alleged that Nitish has deployed 24 cops at his residence to prevent him from plucking mangos from 100 trees located around the bungalow, dad!
Father: Go on, son.
Son: Manjhi reportedly contacted the Aam Aadmi CM of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal for help. But Kejri is said to have told him that he was quite busy with ‘Jung’ and had no time for Aam, dad!
Father: I don’t know, son!
UBI’s Troubles in Karnataka!
Son: The Kolkata headquartered PSB United Bank of India (UBI) is facing problems with its two major bad debt accounts in Karnataka despite having very few branches in the state, dad.
Father: Go on, son.
Son: Just last week the employees of the bank ‘unitedly’ held a demonstration in front of Vikram Hospital in Bengaluru demanding payment of dues of over Rs100 crore to the bank.
Father: Go on, son.
Son: UBI was the first bank to declare Vijaya Mallya-headed Bengaluru-based Kingfisher Airlines as a willful (intentional) defaulter for its dues of around Rs430 crore, dad.
Father: True. Go on, son.
Son: While Mallya has opposed the declaration as intentional defaulter by UBI, he has so far shown no intention to repay even a part of the loan, dad!
Father: I don’t know, son!
Celebrities to Insist on Quality Certificates!
Son: The celebrities Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta and Madhuri Dixit are in trouble for having endorsed Nestlé’s Maggi Noodles, dad.
Father: True. Go on son.
Son: However, they are unlikely to give up such advertisements in future in view of the huge endorsement fee they are charging to multinationals like Nestle, dad.
Father: Go on, Son.
Son: They are said to be thinking of taking certain precautions while endorsing such food products in future, dad.
Father: Like what? Go on, son.
Son: They would first insist for a quality certificate from a reputed Government Laboratory, dad.
Father: Then what? Go on son.
Son: They would carefully avoid eating such products, dad!

Father: I don’t know, son!

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