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Hairdryer, soap dispenser, mirror, hanger, artefact…they stole it all!

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Bali: A video going viral on social media comes as both entertainment and a bit of embarrassment for the country. In this video, you’ll find staffers of a hotel in Bali searching an Indian family, who’d just checked out from here, only to pull out the hotel’s properties from the depths of their luggage.

In the 2.20-minute video, which has spread like wildfire, the staff can be seen in an altercation with this family, who is offering to “pay” for the items that they’d stolen.

As one of the staffers pulls out more and more of the stolen items from their bags, demanding an explanation, the family members can be heard apologising, offering him “extra money” and repeatedly reminding him that they have a plane to catch.

It’s not about money, I know you have a lot of money. This is no respect… You come to Bali, you stay here, but no respect…” the staff member chided the family, as they kept making offers.

By the end of the video, one of the men of the family says, “Yaar tum mereko yeh keh do na, bhaiya, ki 50 lakh ka maal dila do, I am ready. Yeh koi achaar daalne ki cheez hai? (If you ask me now to give you Rs 50 lakh worth stuff, I am ready. What will we do with these items anyway?) What is this? Sorry, I will pay.”

A woman can even be heard putting the blame on the ‘children’ while apologising to the staff, saying they didn’t know the items were not supposed to be taken. By the end of the video, another man in an olive green T-shirt can be seen joining hands and trying to take a staff member to a side to talk him out of it.

The staff could be seen recovering at least two basketful of items, including hairdryer, a mirror, soap dispenser, hangers, a cane basket, artefact, etc., stolen by the family.

The exact time and location of the incident and the details of the hotel and he family are unknown.

 

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Trump knew exactly what was going on: Giuliani aide

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Washington: An aide to Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has said that the US President “knew exactly what was going on” regarding efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, it was reported on Thursday.

Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnass, who is facing separate criminal charges, made the comments in an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday after letters, phone records, notes and flash drives were obtained from him earlier this week, the BBC said in a report.

Documents show that the Ukraine-born Parnas was in regular contact with Giuliani as well as Ukrainian officials, and suggests that the businessman was directly involved in trying to have Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky look into the Bidens.

In the interview, Parnas said Trump was “aware of all my movements”.

“I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the President. Why would President Zelensky’s inner circle or (Interior) Minister (Arsen) Avakov or all these people or (former) President (Petro) Poroshenko meet with me?

“Who am I? They were told to meet with me. And that’s the secret that they’re trying to keep. I was on the ground doing their work,” he added.

Parnas further said that the President was lying and knew that unless there was an investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who was a director of a Ukrainian gas company, military aid to Kiev would be withheld.

He also claimed that the investigation was about digging up dirt on Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, some of the materials obtained show Parnas and Giuliani discussing the removal of Marie Yovanovitch, the then US ambassador to Ukraine, said the BBC report.

In Wednesday’s interview, Parnas claimed the only motivation to get Yovanovitch removed from her post was because she was in the way of the effort to get Ukraine to announce an investigation into Joe Biden.

Trump was impeached by the Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on December 18, 2019 and is accused of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The two articles of impeachment were sent to the Republican-majority Senate on Wednesday night, paving the way for the starting of a trial against the President.

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