SUN SUNI KHABAR APRIL 5TH, 2016
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, named in what has been dubbed the Panama Papers - a massive leak of tax documents on offshore companies and accounts of the rich and the powerful - said today that his name may have been "misused"."I do not know any of the companies referred to by Indian Express - Sea Bulk Shipping Company Ltd, Lady Shipping Ltd, Treasure Shipping Ltd, and Tramp Shipping Ltd. I have never been a director of any of the above stated companies. It is possible that my name has been misused," Mr Bachchan said in his statement.The 73-year-old actor added: "I have paid all my taxes including on monies spent by me overseas. Monies that I have remitted overseas have been in compliance with law... after paying Indian taxes.
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MISSISSIPPI GOV. PASSES ‘RELIGIOUS FREEDOM’ BILL
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a bill that he says promotes religious freedom, but LGBT groups say propagates discrimination. In a statement on Tuesday, Bryant said that he signed the bill in order to protect the people of Mississippi from religious discrimination. He further asserted that the bill does not change federal law and enforces First Amendment rights. However, LGBT activists have said that the bill is discriminatory.
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Wisconsin’s Tuesday primary could see Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz pulling off massive wins in order to stop the momentum of their respective parties’ frontrunners. Ted Cruz is putting pressure on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, who is coming off a shaky week. Trump is currently steeped in scandals involving his campaign manager and abortion. Should Cruz take Wisconsin, Trump’s hold on the 1,237 delegate count would slip, making the next few states extremely important for him.
PANAMA PAPERS: A SUMMARY
On Sunday, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released a set of documents now known as the Panama Papers. These documents reveal ties between the corrupt FIFA organization and Vladimir Putin, president of Russia. The papers date back nearly four decades, and have links to a law firm in Panama.