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Ram Manohar Lohia would have been proud of NDA government: PM Modi | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wrote a blog commemorating the memory of Ram Manohar Lohia in which he wrote that the socialist leader would have been “very proud of the NDA government’s work” but would have been “flabbergasted to see his ‘followers’ think about their own families first instead of the nation”. “Nothing pained Dr. Lohia more ...

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With just one-fourth of operational fleet, Jet suspends services to 13 international routes till end-April

MUMBAI: Jet Airways, on the verge of going belly-up, has suspended operations on as many as 13 more international routes till end-April even as it grounded seven more planes due to non-payment of rentals, taking the number of such aircraft to 54. Besides, the airline has also reduced frequencies on seven other overseas routes, mostly from Delhi and Mumbai, according ...

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Dubai-based bizman arrested for aiding Zakir Naik launder money | India News

MUMBAI: The Enforcement Directorate on Friday told a special PMLA court that controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s firm, Harmony Media Private Ltd (HMPL), received Rs 79 crore from Dubai-based Global Broadcasting Company (GBC) and the money was used to produce speeches and reach a wider audience through Peace TV. On Friday, the ED arrested GBC’s “director” Abdul Najmudin Sathak (61), alleged ...

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Out of Bihar pact, Left to fight it alone | India News

CPM and CPI, elbowed out of the RJD-Congress ‘Mahagathbandhan’ in Bihar, are likely to field candidates on seats which they had sought from the alliance. In an indication that this was not the end of the road for former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, whom the CPI wants to field from Begusarai, party leaders told TOI that the Bihar ...

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Shatrughan Sinha set to join Congress soon | India News

PATNA: BJP MP from Patna Sahib Shatrughan Sinha is likely to join Congress either on Sunday or Monday. The actorturned-politician, popularly known as Shotgun, may make the announcement after BJP declares its candidates in Bihar, probably on Saturday. “It is almost final that Shatrughan ji will join Congress either on March 24 or 25,” an aide said on Friday. When ...

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RSS starts campaigning against Nota | India News

MUMBAI: On Sunday, Vivek Mujumdar in Mumbai’s Borivli suburb had unexpected guests: RSS swayamsevaks. To his surprise, their request, Vivek said, was that his family, neighbours and friends should cast their votes this Lok Sabha election, but they must not opt for the Nota (none of the above) option. “Just forget there’s a Nota button on the machine,” an RSS ...

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This saffron fortress could have a new Shah | India News

GANDHINAGAR: In 2009, when Congress pitted Suresh Patel, a rich and influential Patidar leader, against L K Advani from Gandhinagar, many reckoned a fight on hand. Soon after the polling was over, TOI called had Amit Shah, the then junior Gujarat home minister and BJP’s key election strategist. A calm Shah had said: “Bahu comfortably nikli jashe, ek lakh upar ...

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