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Baksheesh

Arabic for "gratuity," which is used as a euphemism for bribery.
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President Haripur Press Club (HPC) Zakir Tanooli along with other journalists protested against the killing of Bakshish Elahi and blocked the road.
At the end of that time when some $20,000 of investor capital had been spent on preliminary work and the investors waited for government approval to begin trading, we were asked for $1million in bakshish to clear the final hurdle.
The scam came to light after Bakshish Singh, from Patiala, in Punjab, accused Mehndi's brother Shamsher of demand-ing 1.5 million rupees (pounds 20,000) to be a member of his famous brother's stage tour.
And when that does not work, there is always "bakshish" - a few rupees spread here and there to distract the guards.
"The boys came up on the promenade deck, clustering close to the rail and worshipping Miss Caruthers, who had flung them such a wealth of bakshish. The performance being over, Captain Bentley motioned to them to clear out; but she stopped him.
Tenders are invited for Const of street from h/o bakshish singh to h/o avtar singh chatha colony w.no.
On February 12, 2017, Taimoor Abbas, a 22-year-old assistant cameraman of privately-owned Samaa TV news channel, was shot in his head and chest when he was traveling in the Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van in north Nazimabad to report on an attack on the police.On June 11, 2017, Bakshish Elahi, the Bureau Chief of K-2 Times, an Urdu daily newspaper in Haripur, was shot dead by unknown motorbike-borne gunmen near his home at Lora Chowk, Haripur district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
(14) It should be pointed out that even when acquisitions proved successful, their export might not prove so: on one occasion Tucci is reported to have torn to pieces a manuscript in front of an Indian customs officer who may have regarded as insufficient the bakshish offered to him.
The Park's pan- Indian restaurant deserves to be more popular than it is, for it was the first ( then under Bakshish Dean's stewardship) to extend the frontiers of the standard Indian restaurant menu by picking up the best showpieces from kitchens across the country.
Chefs Bakshish Dean and Sunil Dutt have given Asia Seven, the pan-Asian restaurant at The Clarion, Delhi's Qutab Hotel, and at Palladium in Mumbai, a new menu.
Born in the village of Bhullar, India, Mr Bhullar followed his older brothers Mohan and Bakshish to the UK in 1956 and moved straight to Huddersfield.
Highway 2, Leavenworth; Teri Bakshish LLC, Kaur Baijinder and Santokh Singh applied to assume the license to sell beer and wine at the grocery store from Icicle Quik Stop Inc., doing business as Icicle Quick Stop.