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10 Jun 2021 15:59:32 | Update: 10 Jun 2021 16:01:13
The week that was

Al Biruni

Pharao bureaucracy was also as complex

Interesting observation by the Planning Minister Abdul Mannan. He said that even the mighty Pharaoh was tired of his bureaucrats. It is apparent that he has been finding the bureaucracy in this country, at least a section of it, quite difficult to handle, hence he came up with this brilliant piece of comment. Though it is difficult to find accurate reference of the nature of the bureaucracy during the time of Pharaoh Ramses II, let us assume our minister knows it well and is right in his regard.

Macron gets a slap

It does not happen every day! And thank God for it. It was a bad day for the French president in every respect. He could have maintained a safe distance. But he did not. He went too close to the man. The man slapped him in the face. The incident took place in broad daylight. And the ever-present media was there to record it all. Bad luck for Mr. Macron. This could have happened at night in a dark corner of his office or residence. He is likely to stay far off from his “loving” citizens from here on.    

Online buyers get cheated

In every country always a small group of people to be found who are professional cheats and swindlers. They look for opportunity to swindle the unsuspecting people in the markets, shopping malls, buses and trains. Now a new dimension has appeared. With online buying and selling becoming popular day by day, the cheats and swindlers are trying all sorts of mechanism to extract money from the people who fall in to their traps. After selecting a product online buyers pay cash money to the sellers. But when the merchandise arrives, buyers get the shock of their life seeing inferior quality products in the parcel.  The number of such criminals are increasing day by day. So, the crime busting authority must remain extra vigilant.    

Ban Twitter and Facebook in your country

Thus said Donald Trump, the immediate past POTUS. He is angry because Facebook authorities have suspended his account for an indefinite time period. But he needs to remain connected with his supporters since he desires to run for the presidential election in 2024. Twitter had banned him soon after his defeat in the 2020 election when he had incited his diehard followers to attack the Capitol Hill and force law makers to change the results in his favour. The plan backfired and his action has been denounced by the saner section of the public. So, when he heard that an African leader has also been taken off Facebook, Trump immediately told him to ban Twitter and Facebook in his country. We can well understand the fellow feeling here.