The social media continued to remain a happening place throughout the week and now the weekend is here it is time to look at the major newsmakers of the week. From footballer Lionel Messi’s two-year deal with French giants Paris Saint-Germain post his departure from FC Barcelona to Raj Kundra’s arrest in connection with an adult film racket & the comeback of Big B as KBC host remained in the news. So without any delay let’s take a look at the developments in detail.
*Star footballer Lionel Messi joins French giants Paris Saint-Germain
Lionel Messi, the Argentine footballer, who recently bid a tearful goodbye to Nou Camp, where he spent 21 years of his life, has joined French giants Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year deal following his departure from FC Barcelona. The 34-year-old footballer also has the option of a third year. The exact details of Messi’s financial terms were not declared but it is believed that he will reportedly be earning $41 million per year. Messi had expressed his desire to leave Barcelona last year, but during a tearful press conference he had said that things had changed in the last one year and he was keen to continue with the club. However, given the financial debt the Catalan club was in, Barcelona had to let Messi go even though the 34-year-old had agreed to slash his fee by 50 percent.
*Raj Kundra to stay in Jail as court rejects bail plea
Businessman and actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra’s jail time has been extended after the sessions court deferred his bail hearing till August 20. He has been in custody since July 19 over charges of the production and uploading of pornographic content. His extended 14-day judicial custody ended on Tuesday Aug 10, however, the court deferred the hearing after the crime branch reportedly listed out 19 reasons to oppose it. Reportedly, the crime branch told the court that Kundra was not cooperating in the case.
Apparently, cops said that a lot of evidence was yet to be collected while alleging that many more witnesses and victims were coming forward to record their testimony. Opposing the bail, cops tell court that Raj Kundra may try to escape if granted bail and Raj Kundra is an influential person, he may ‘tamper with evidence’ and ‘influence the witnesses’. They also pointed out that since he is a British citizen, they couldn’t rule out the possibility of him fleeing the country.