Puttaparthi

  • Bangalore-Nanded Express fire: 20 bodies identified December 29, 2013

    Bangalore: A day after 26 people were charred to death in a devastating fire in a train near Puttaparthy in Andhra Pradesh, as many as 20 bodies were identified and eight of them have been handed over to relatives. "The bodies of 20 people, who were charred to death in a...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Death toll in Bangalore-Nanded Express fire incident reaches 26 December 28, 2013

    Anantapur: An AC coach of the Bangalore-Nanded express caught fire early on Saturday morning near Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh resulting in the death of at least 26 people and injuring 12 others. "There is a possibility that the number of the casualties may go up a little more," Additional Divisional...
  • Ex-employer says Mohanty was frequently visited by father March 11, 2013

    Puttaparthi: Even as Rajasthan Police prepares to seek custody of rape convict Bitti Mohanty two days after he was arrested in Kerala, the role of his father, former Orissa DGP BB Mohanty, has come under suspicion. BB Mohanty had consistently maintained he did not know Bitti's whereabouts, but a former...
  • Actor Mohan Lal to play Sathya Sai Baba in a film May 26, 2012

    Kodi Rama Krishna has been interested to make a film on Puttaparthi Sathya Sai Baba, who attained moksha in the year 2011. Within a few days after the Baba's passing away, he paid a visit to Prashanthi Nilayam and discussed his intention to make a film on the god man....
  • A tough year after Sathya Sai Baba's death April 24, 2012

    Puttaparthi: Exactly a year after Sathya Sai Baba passed away in Puttaparthi, his trust is struggling to retain its credibility. A tough year for his trust and the small town of Puttaparthi, for the Sathya Sai Central trust the going has been rough, with income tax raids and allegations of...
  • Puttaparthi readies for Baba's death anniversary April 12, 2012

    Hyderabad: Puttaparthi town in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district is gearing up for the first anniversary of the passing away of Sathya Sai Baba, who had millions of devotees around the world. Prashanti Nilayam, the ashram and now the final resting place of Sai Baba, will witness a series of programmes...
  • Hyderabad: 2 students among 12 held for robbery September 30, 2011

    HYDERABAD: Twelve persons, including two MBA students, who were involved in robbery at the house belonging to a realtor from Puttaparthi were arrested on Friday. The accused were of the impression the realtor was in possession of huge amount of Satya Sai Baba's money, police said. The attack took place on...
  • Puttaparthi: 34 kg gold found at Sai temple July 19, 2011

    Puttaparthi: After Thiruvananthapuram's Padmanabhaswamy temple, valuables worth millions have been found at the late Sathya Sai Baba's Yajur Mandir. Officials preparing an inventory of the late spiritual leader's personal chambers in Puttaparthi have found 340 kg silver, gold worth Rs 5.8 crore and close to Rs 2 crore cash and the...
  • Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi opened to public July 15, 2011

    Puttaparthi: Satya Sai Baba's 'Maha Samadhi' was on Friday opened to devotees for darshan at Prasanthi Nilayam here on the auspicious occasion of 'Guru Purnima'. Thousands of devotees assembled at the Sai Kulwant Hall in Prasanthi Nilayam, where the Samadhi is located, bringing back festive atmosphere in the town. Sai Baba used...
  • Sai Trust submits detailed report to Andhra Govt July 11, 2011

    Puttaparthi: The Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust on Monday said it has submitted a comprehensive report on its affairs to the Andhra Pradesh government. "The Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust today submitted the report to the government of Andhra Pradesh, as required by them. The extensive submission covers, in addition...
  • Sai wealth under scanner, trust to clear the air June 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Hit by charges of financial irregularities, the Sathya Sai Baba Trust at Puttaparthi has decided to air its version. Under pressure over charges of financial irregularities and the Rs 35 lakh cash haul, the Sathya Sai trust has denies any wrongdoing and says it will make its side of...
  • Sathya Sai money trail: V Srinivasan questioned June 27, 2011

    Hyderabad: Sathya Sai trustee V Srinivasan was questioned by police Anantapur's Prashanthi Nilayam in the Rs 35 lakh money trail case on Monday. Srinivasan along with another trust member Ratnakar Raju, who is also Sathya Sai Baba's nephew, was named by the Qualis driver who was caught by the police at...
  • Money belongs to devotees: Sai Baba's nephew June 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Late Sathya Sai Baba's nephew RJ Ratnakar, who was yesterday questioned by police in connection with the seizure of Rs 35.5 lakh in cash, on Sunday said the money belonged to the "devotees" but refused to elaborate more. "This 35 lakh belongs to devotees. Now that this is in...
  • All allegations baseless: Sathya Sai's nephew June 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Sathya Sai Baba's nephew and trustee of Sathya Sai trust Ratnakar Raju rubbished all allegations against the trust saying all allegations are baseless. "All the allegations against the trust are baseless. I have given the statement to the police, I cannot share the details, but I have answered all...
  • Sathya Sai Baba's nephew Ratnakar questioned June 25, 2011

    New Delhi: After Satya Sai Baba's recent demise, his trust continues to be under the scanner due to alleged financial irregularities. There are cracks developing between the trust and Sai Baba's family as the devotees too are demanding transparency in the trust. The Sai Trust may have been untouchable when...
  • Sathya Sai Baba's nephew Ratnakar questioned June 25, 2011

    Puttaparthi: Late Sathya Sai Baba's nephew RJ Ratnakar was on Saturday questioned by police in connection with the seizure of Rs 35.5 lakh in cash from this Andhra Pradesh town recently. A team lead by the Investigative Officer, who is probing the case, quizzed Ratnakar at his residence in Prashanti...
  • Sai Baba's trust feud takes a political turn June 25, 2011

    Hyderabad: The Rs 35-lakh mysterious cash trail at the Sathya Sai Central Trust in Puttaparthi district of Andhra Pradesh has taken a political turn. After refusing to interfere in the trust affairs, the Kiran Reddy government has now asked the trustees to submit a factual report on the financial matters...
  • Andhra govt to probe Sai Baba trust's finances June 23, 2011

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradeh government will question the Sathya Sai Central Trust at Puttaparthi and demand a report on all financial matters after Rs 35 lakh were found in a car belonging to the trust on the state's border with Karnataka. The government has also demanded an explanation from the trust...
  • Sai Trust divided over Sathya Sai's will June 19, 2011

    Anantapur: By opening the doors of the Yajurveda Mandir, the legatees of Sathya Sai Baba may only have prised open a pandora's box. Along with large quantities of gold, silver and cash, the Sathya Sai Central Trust reportedly found the Baba's diary and will, the contentious contents of which are widening...
  • Bag full of cash seized near Puttaparthi June 19, 2011

    Hyderabad: Police have seized a vehicle carrying a bag full of cash Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The money was recovered late on Saturday The vehicle was heading towards Bangalore. The cash is estimated to be well over Rs 25 lakh. The police have asked for a counting machine. Police...
  • Election for Sai Trust chairman next week April 28, 2011

    Puttaparthi: Trustees of the Sri Satya Sai Central Trust on Thursday said Sai Baba did not have any successor in his mind and that a new Chairman of the Trust may be elected next week, as they sought to put up a united front asserting there were no differences among...
  • Casket not ordered by us, clarifies Sai Trust April 28, 2011

    Puttaparthi: The Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust on Thursday clarified that it had never ordered the freezer box to keep the body of Sathya Sai Baba before his last rites. The Trust denied reports in a section of the media that the freezer box was ordered as early as April 4,...
  • There can be no successor to Sai Baba: PN Bhagwati April 27, 2011

    Talking to CNN-IBN, ex-CJI PN Bhagwati denied reports of differences between Sathya Sai Baba's family and trust members. ...
  • Traditional rites for Sathya Sai Baba's funeral April 27, 2011

    Puttaparthi: Even the scorching heat could not stop devotees from paying their last respects to Sathya Sai Baba in Puttaparthi. An estimated five lakh devotees paid their last respects to Sai Baba before the last rites on Wednesday - including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Only...
  • PM, Sonia pay homage to Sathya Sai Baba April 26, 2011

    Puttaparthi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi paid homage to Godman Satya Sai Baba on Tuesday evening. Both the leaders stood in silence in front of the glass casket containing the body of the spiritual leader, who died on Sunday, and placed wreaths at his feet and sat...
  • Sai Baba's aide given police protection April 26, 2011

    Puttaparthi: The late Sathya Sai Baba's trusted aide Satyajit has been given police protection following intelligence inputs that he may be facing a threat to his life. Satyajit, a native of Tamil Nadu, had been the Baba's main "caretaker" for many years. He, however, had been facing a lot of...
  • Narendra Modi pays homage to Sai Baba in Puttaparthi April 26, 2011

    PM Manmohan Singh, Cong President Sonia Gandhi and BJP leader LK Advani are also expected to reach Puttaparthi today. ...
  • Sai Baba Darshan timing extended for devotees April 26, 2011

    Puttaparthi: With devotees continuing to surge into the town to offer their homage to the late Sathya Sai Baba, authorities on Tuesday extended the final darshan timing till midnight. Three special trains from Secunderabad, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada brought in a large number of devotees to the town on the final day...
  • Sachin pays homage to Sai Baba in Puttaparthi April 25, 2011

    Puttaparthi: Iconic Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, a devotee of the late Sathya Sai Baba, on Monday paid his last respects to the godman who died on Sunday. The 38-year-old Tendulkar skipped his birthday celebrations on Sunday to mourn the death of Sai Baba, who battled multiple-organ...
  • A question of succession after Sathya Sai Baba May 18, 2011

    Puttaparthi: Sathya Sai Baba turned Puttaparthi, a small barren hamlet in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, into one of the most famous religious centres in the world. Sai Baba, who breathed his last on Sunday, has left a huge empire behind him, estimated at a minimum 50,000 crore rupees....