Maharashtra’s 56-party alliance to take on BJP-Sena

Mumbai: A 56-party strong ‘Mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) finalised in Maharashtra is all set to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena-led ruling alliance for the Lok Sabha elections, here on Saturday. The two biggest partners in the ‘grand alliance’ – Congress and Nationalist Congress Party – have decided to accommodate some of the smaller partners […]

BJP drops four Maharashtra MPs in second list

Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dropped four sitting MPs from Maharashtra while announcing the second list of six nominees for the Lok Sabha elections here on Saturday morning. The candidates are: Maharashtra Minister Girish Bapat (Pune), Bharati Pawar (Dindori), Smita U. Wagh (Jalgaon), Kanchan R. Kul (Baramati) and Jaysidhesvar Swami (Solapur) and Pratap […]

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Jet suspends 12 international services till April-end

New Delhi/Mumbai: Jet Airways has suspended 12 international flights even as it grapples with a reduced fleet strength, industry insiders said on Friday. Sources said the airline has suspended operations to Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Dammam, Singapore, Manchester and Dhaka, among others, till April 30. However, one service has been cancelled due to Pakistan […]

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ED arrests Zakir Naik’s financier Najmudin Sathak

Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday arrested jeweller Abdul Kadir Najmudin Sathak here for assisting fugitive controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik by transferring funds of dubious origins from the UAE to him. The agency said the funds were used to facilitate production of videos meant to spread communal hatred and radicalize a particular community. […]