Comparing Akhilesh Yadav unfavourably with his brother Shivpal, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said making Akhilesh CM despite Shivpal's opposition had cost MSY PM-ship. "Only five members from the family won. If I had listened to Shivpal, we would have won 30-35 seats and I would have been the PM,” Mulayam said.
Akhilesh Yadav, though publicly snubbed by SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday, has the last laugh in the family deal. While he gets the final say in the distribution of poll tickets, he has not restored the PWD department to uncle Shivpal.
Two fishermen reportedly are missing after the fishing boat they sailed with 14 others sank approximately 30 nautical miles (56 kms) West off Mumbai on Saturday. Meanwhile, an Indian Merchant Ship—MV Dependable—passing from the spot at around 7am rescued 14 and made alert to the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) which took the rescued onboard for further aid. The fishing boat—Dutta Sai—sunk at around 4am and the fishermen managed to remain floated in rough sea and bad weather for almost three hours before the ships came for their aid, the ICG spokesperson told TOI.
The city police have identified and arrested the mystery woman allegedly controlling and instigating the mob that torched 42 vehicles belonging to Tamil Nadu-based private travel firm, KPN, at D'souza Nagar on Monday. She was arrested at her home on Thursday night.
The driver of a luxury Porsche SUV, reportedly owned by the Delhi-based real estate company Omaxe, ran over and killed two sleeping sadhus while reversing the vehicle near Kokilavan Shani temple in Mathura early on Saturday morning.
Apple has announced biggest-ever price drop for its smartphones in India. Under the new pricing, iPhone 6S (128GB), carying an MRP of Rs 82,000, will now be available at an MRP of Rs 60,000. iPhone 6s Plus (128GB) will now be available at an MRP of Rs 70,000, the smartphone too has received a price cut of Rs 22,000. Apple's 4-inch smartphone iPhone SE, too has got a price cut. The 64GB version of iPhone SE will now be available at Rs 44,000.
TOI caught up with Australian legend Allan Border, currently in India to be part of the Tamil Nadu Premier League and he spoke on Virat Kohli, the intense rivalry between India and Australia, why Test cricket needs context and more.
Rafael Nadal came to the party just when it mattered most as he partnered Marc Lopez scripting a decisive win against Leander Paes and Saketh Myneni giving Spain an unassailable 3-0 lead in the Davis Cup Play-off tie against India. Paes and Myneni lost 6-4, 6-7(2), 4-6, 4-6
Priyesha, 23, won bronze in the 10m air rifle category at the 1st World Deaf Shooting Championships held in Kazan. It wasn't just the maiden international participation for Priyesha, but it was also the first time the Pune girl had gone to a foreign land.
India's daily oil imports from Iran in August surged to their highest in at least 15 years as the OPEC producer boosted its shipments to recoup market share ceded to rivals Saudi Arabia and Iraq. India received about 576,000 barrels per day of Iranian oil in August, up about 10 per cent from July.