Thursday, 6 April 2017

10 points about The Times Group

Courtesy - |Source=The_Times_Of_India.GIF |Author=IndrekPietaster

Everyone in India knows about the Times of India, Times Now and its various other affiliate channels. Times Now anchors are renowned for barking like d0g$ and pos1t1ion themselves like Suprem3 c0urt judg3s. Th3y are known to totally destroy the reputati0n and even livelyh00d of certain innocent honest people also, if it suits their TRP and their decision to destroy any political party. The innocents are usually "collateral damage".

But surprisingly, none of the anchors have ever looked into the past history of their own channels.

Here are some points I got from Wikipedia.

1. Noted and wealthy industrialist Ramkrishna Dalmia acquired Bennett and Coleman and Co.Ltd. (The Times of India) for Rs. 2 Crores in 1946, by allegedly siphoning off money from a bank and an Insurance Company of which he himself was Chairman. He was sentenced to 2 years in Tihar Jail. Instead of facing jail sentence, he allegedly managed to spend the period most of the time in Hospital.

2. Ramkrishna Dalmia married 6 times and had 18 children. While his first 2 wives were arranged marriage, he selected the later 4 wives and they were maintained by him in separate houses.

3. Ramkrishna Dalmia was the founder of the Anti Cow Slaughter League !!!. The same concepts that their anchors allegedly pretend to criticize.

4. Ramkrishna Dalmia sold Bennet and Coleman to Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain in order to repay back the 2.5 Crores rupees he had allegedly illegally siphoned off. Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain was his son in law.

5. When Ramkrishna Dalmia asked Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain to return control of the group, he was allegedly rebuffed Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain. Talk about family values !!!

6. Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain was arrested at Palam Airport for allegedly illegaly bringing in foreign currency. His newspaper blacked out this story.

7. Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain's son Ashok Jain was also similarly arrested and indicted in 1998 for alleged violations of Foreign Exchange Regulation Act for an amount allegedly to the tune of Rs. 4 Crore. The arrest as per sources was after Ashok Jain's failure to cooperate with the investigation despite Supreme Court's orders.-

8.After the arrest on 3rd July 1998, his family obtained certificate from Dr. Lekha Pathak on 5th July to be shifted from JJ Hospital to Bombay Hospital. Interestingly, Dr Pathak  was herself under investigation for alleged connections with patient-criminals. Bombay hospital at the time was run by a trust whose chairman as Ashok Jain's brother Shreyans Prasad Jain.

9.Here is an interesting observation by the court - " It is not unusual that persons involving themselves in economic offences, particularly those living in affluent circumstances, are afflicted by conditions of cardiac instability."


10.Ashok Jain's two sons Vineet Jain(Managing Director) and Samir Jain (Vice Chairman) now head this illustrious group with such an illustrious legacy.As per this article of 2014,  their salary was Rupees 46.38 Crores(Vineet Jain) and Rs. 37.51 Crores (Samir Jain) .

There you go, 10 wonderful points, just in case the "Nation Wants to Know".

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