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IPL is a big fucking scam!

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by varundbest, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. varundbest

    varundbest Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey man! Just check out Star News! IPL is a huge scam, OMG!
     
  2. utkarshpaliwal

    utkarshpaliwal Regular Member

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    What do they say? Please share!!!
    Is it about match fixing?
    If yes... It is going to be a big news tomorrow!!!
     
  3. varundbest

    varundbest Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This may help - (btw they are bought by tonz of companies! Fucking income tax and funded *illegally* by foreign countries)


    21st Apr, 2010: The IPL controversy that was triggered off by Lalit Modi\'s allegations that Shashi Tharoor was unfairly influencing the Kochi team\'s bid is on in full swing.

    The Income Tax department, today, raided premises of all IPL franchise owners throughout the country, including those of the Deccan Chargers, owned by Hyderabad\'s E Venkatrami Reddy. In what turned out to be a full-fledged investigation, all important documents were taken and are now under scrutiny.

    Shah Rukh Khan\'s Kolkata Knight Riders offices were also turned over, and every document found was scanned by an army of I-T officials. India Cement (the owners of Chennai Super Kings) offices in Chennai were also raided and put under evaluation.

    Notices were also sent to Kings XI Punjab chiefs Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia and Mohit Burman, for their documents.

    The raids seemed systematic, and new leads are being followed to dig deeper into the IPL\'s deep and murky waters.

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  4. varundbest

    varundbest Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Tharoor`s tragedy


    So much for being an ‘interactive akashvani’.

    As the sun set (for the time being, might we add) on Shashi Tharoor’s short-lived yet eventful political career on Sunday evening, many Congressmen must have found themselves saying ‘good riddance.’

    No more tweets about holy cows or frank discussions of Nehruvian era policies.

    Just about a year old in the grimy scene of Indian politics, the uber sophisticated Tharoor has, in a way, opened a debate about the New Vs the Old in the highest echelons of the Indian state in his highly dramatic exit.

    His last tweet as the Minister of State for External Affairs went thus: ‘U (you) folks are the new India. We will "be the change" we wish to see in our country.’

    And in an almost prophetic manner, he ended the tweet with: ‘But not w'out (without) pain.’

    The immediate reason for his quitting the ministry was not because of any tweeting- at least not his tweeting. He was perceived to be supporting the Kochi team for the flashy Indian Premier League and benefiting through a proxy who is going to be his third wife.

    Regardless of the fact that he denied the charge on the floor of the Lok Sabha, the Congress decided to take this opportunity to get rid of the first timer, who was a United Nations diplomat for three decades and won an election from Thiruvananthapuram by one of the largest margins ever.

    The party, rightly so, did not want to waste Parliament’s time over the matter.

    But, even if you are not one of the over seven lakh ‘tweeple’ who follow Tharoor on the social networking site, you would know that the IPL controversy could only have been an excuse to silence a voice that had left the party and the government red faced on many occasions.

    Right at beginning of his tumultuous career, there was indication that Tharoor was a misfit in a rough, Machiavellian political discourse where appearance is all that seems to matter. Amidst Sonia Gandhi’s austerity drive, he was found to be living in a five star hotel as his official residence underwent modification. Despite living it up with his own money, he was publicly asked by the Finance Minister to relocate to the state guest house.

    It was embarrassing for the government no doubt as instructions had been given to all ministers to live as frugally as possible. We later saw pictures of an obliging and sleeping Tharoor, cramped in the economy class of a flier. A year later of course, the token drive has been rolled back.

    Tharoor vented his frustration by tweeting that he would travel “cattle class in solidarity with all our holy cows!” The PM, who supported him as India’s candidate for the top job at UN, brushed it aside saying it was a joke; the Congress did not find it funny.

    If political humour or sarcasm is a non-existent bone in our leaders, then dissidence within party ranks is an infected body part that needs surgical removal.

    So when Tharoor commented that the new visa policy post 26/11 would wean away the tourists and not the terrorists, the holy grail of being in quiet agreement with the government was broken by a union minister. It didn’t really matter if the content or the intention were kosher; it was the very act of sticking out of the line that seemed to have disturbed the otherwise boringly placid SM Krishna, who is said to have ticked off his junior on the matter.

    It was just not ‘propah.’

    Being an MoS, Tharoor does not get to be a part of any Cabinet meetings and is, hence, deprived the proper platform to discuss his point of view. Moreover, one may argue that, respecting disagreement is an article of faith for any flourishing democracy. Indeed, Tharoor sails in the same tech boat as President Obama as far as using Twitter to give information and express feelings is concerned.

    “My tweets are kind of interactive akashvani,” he recently declared.

    But then, the debate about transparency is far from its conclusion in this country what with Manmohan Singh and Sonia disagreeing on amending the Right to Information.

    Being a career diplomat, Tharoor should have known better. He was probably under the romantic notion of bringing in change a la Obama. His notions did not change till he made the final call with the PM and put in his papers. That is the most surprising part of this curious tale: Tharoor just didn’t seem to learn. Or may be he wanted to persist.

    He went on to mildly criticize the ‘holiest of cows’ and had to later shoot the messenger- blaming media for inaccurate reporting. At a seminar, he called the world outlook of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru “a moralistic commentary on world affairs”. The party declared that Tharoor was supposed to spread the same outlook further and not bad-mouth it. It forgot what he reminded the presswallahs as damage control the next day: that it was merely an academic debate with intellectuals who understood India’s foreign policy.

    Now Tharoor does know a thing or two about foreign policy what with being the author of ‘Reasons of State’- his revered doctoral thesis at the Fletcher School where he became the youngest to get a doctorate at the age of 22 years. Still, he said in Riyadh that Saudi Arabia could be an interlocutor for India vis-à-vis Pakistan. That was sacrilege of course, and he, along with the UPA, was duly hauled over the coals by an enraged Opposition.

    Before the IPL financial irregularity shadow fell on his bright days, he was also accused of using his clout in forcing his ministry to buy 150 of his three titles- he won the Commonwealth Prize for one of the titles- for Indian missions around the world. The ‘bash Shashi Tharoor brigade’, the man himself christened his detractors thus, did not care to know that the order had been placed years before Tharoor entered the ministry.

    Tharoor had undoubtedly become an embarrassment for the government at home and abroad. But come to think of it, things more shameful and contradictory to the government’s stance are routinely said by UPA’s coalition partners. Unless these partners are weakened in votes, they are unlikely to be shown the door.

    So was the Tharoor tale a sorrowful saga of being a soft target and not being of a high enough station to call a spade a spade? As the man himself stated a few days ago, “I would love to change that culture (where discussion is unwelcome) but I can't as an individual start setting the pace. I don't have the rank or the authority or the background to be doing that. I think I should have been, in that sense, a little more restrained…”

    In the end, Tharoor may need reminding two old stories: one where an ant fights all odds and inspires a King to fight for what was right and the other where Kalidas is seen cutting the tree branch on which he was sitting.

    One cannot afford to give up on his ideals, but at the same time it is suicidal to act ignorantly. The tragedy is that the art is called diplomacy of which Tharoor was a reputed master.


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  5. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    It's a huge scam run by lalit modi. He has stakes in atleast 4 teams and illegal money was involved in IPL. Each and every match is fixed. Lalit modi's life style has completely changed compared to 3 years before. He is using private chopper these days. If unearthed it is India's no 1 scam, bigger than Telgi's scam.

    Still long way to go.
     
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  6. voidale

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    wtf is it IPL?
     
  7. varundbest

    varundbest Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    IPL = Indian Premier League
    Something like ICC (International Cricket Council) but kinda smaller.
     
  8. varundbest

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    Jaipur IPL Cricket Private Ltd, the owner of Rajasthan Royals, could be in a bind over its plan to issue stake to a UK businessman as the company could have violated key foreign exchange rules, say government officials who parsed through its proposal.

    The company recently re-submitted a proposal before the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), the key body responsible for foreign investments, to issue a 32.41% stake to Mohan Badale after its earlier application was rejected last October for its hazy source of investments.

    "Prima facie, the company has violated Foreign Exchange Management Act provisions," a government official privy to the matter told ET. Jaipur IPL said the stake issue is in lieu of the payments

    Mr Badale made to the Board of Control for Cricket in India on the company's behalf. Problem is a company cannot issue equity if it did not receive the payment for the same. Mr Badale's payment to BCCI nullifies the company's case, said the official. FIPB is likely to reject Jaipur IPL's proposal again, but more worryingly for the company, it will have to pay a fine to the central bank and could face another investigation from the Enforcement Directorate.

    The company has shed light on the sources in its latest proposal, but the complex web of companies floated in tax havens to push investments has caught the attention of tax authorities. Tax officials are about to delve deeper into the shareholding maze of Jaipur IPL Cricket Private Ltd that enabled the Rajasthan Royals owner to plough money furtively, based on the company's proposal to issue stake to a UK businessman. Repeated calls to the company's office remained unanswered.

    The focus on Jaipur IPL is part of a wide-ranging probe that the government announced on Monday into possible tax evasions and other offenses by other IPL teams, as it faced growing pressure from Opposition parties clamouring in unison against the murky dealings of the T20 cricket tournament.

    Jaipur IPL's proposal before the FIPB reveals the identity of owners, including beleaguered IPL commissioner Lalit Modi's brother-in-law Suresh Chellaram, who owns 44.15%. Other stake owners include actress Shilpa Shetty's in-laws Bal Kishan Kundra and Usha Rani Kundra, Mr Badale and media mogul Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan Murdoch. Here too, there is evidence of mischief. The income tax department has found the clique of investors formed tangled corporate structures in tax havens to route their investments into EM Sports Holding, Jaipur IPL's Mauritius-based parent.

    The application does not reveal the flow of funds from Kuki Investments, the company promoted by the Kundras in Bahamas, which owns an 11.7% stake in Jaipur IPL.

    And Mr Chellaram's investments were launched through a three-layered corporate structure incorporated in British Virgin Islands. EM Sports is a joint venture between Mr Badale's Emerging Media IPL, Mr Chellaram's Tresco International Ltd, Mr Murdoch's Hong Kong-based Blue Water Estate Ltd, and the Kundra's Kuki Investments. In its proposal, the company said shares were being issued to Emerging Media IPL in lieu of $5,048,885.25 earnest money and $773,480.99 franchisee fee it paid to the BCCI.

    The revenue department has already expressed strong reservations on the proposal, another government official said. Jaipur IPL was incorporated in March 2008.
     
  9. thinkinghat

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    i dont fucking care as far as i am enjoying it. we have seen much bigger scams than this,this is just peanuts. telgi scam was in 10000 cr range,lalu's scam was over 10k cr..

    and who the hell said its a scam? this mafo media guys speaks out of their ass.they are all governed by high power ppl. modi fucked up with big congress fella,you think congress will let him go clean?.now even if he is innocent he will be manipulated guilty anyhow.

    and "stakes in 4 teams n all" i dont really believe this thing.

    btw i am not a fan of ipl. and hate modi because of his larger than life show off's.but this myths are too much to digest..come on ppl we are educated ppl,dont believe on everything they say,w/o proof. dont fall for this mofo politicians and media guys.
     
  10. varundbest

    varundbest Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well i dont give a fuck to it, i didn't ever cared to watch IPL! but i hate income tax and this thing is affecting that! So thats related to me in a way. they ask 33% income tax and asks 12.50% VAT (Sales TAX) of every sale by customer and 33% from shopkeeper also so 45%!
     
  11. SebastianJu

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    What does a indian league do in the BHW Shitlist? Will the mods ban them?
     
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    varundbest Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    LOL! Read the description my friend - "People and Companies to Stay away from! I've learned the world is full of shitty people, scam artists, crooks, robbers, cyber punks. Report them here so other people don't get taken!"

    I am posting so that people don't watch those shitty matches!