SWAMI AGNIVESH

  • Rapes will come down if people shun meat, alcohol: Agnivesh April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Rape cases will come down if people shun nonvegetarian food and alcohol, activist Swami Agnivesh said on Sunday. "We cannot stop a crime like rape by policing only.... I think rapes will come down significantly if people stop eating nonvegetarian. There has been lot of research on this.......
  • Agnivesh manhandled for remarks against Hindu god Shiva December 1, 2012

    Bhopal: Social worker Swami Agnivesh was on Friday manhandled by activists of a local organisation in Bhopal for his alleged derogatory remarks against the Hindu god Shiva. The incident took place after a programme to launch the Maila Mukti Yatra in which Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj...
  • Haryana govt working in favour of DLF, alleges Agnivesh November 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Activist Swami Agnivesh on Friday alleged that Haryana government was working in favour of real estate major DLF and urged the Supreme Court to intervene in a matter of use of forest land for recreational use. He told a press conference that the SCappointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC)...
  • Team Anna has broken the sanctity of fast: Agnivesh August 3, 2012

    Swami Agnivesh came down heavily on Team Anna for deciding to give a political alternative. ...
  • No harm in drinking urine: Swami Agnivesh July 11, 2012

    A nationwide outrage over a VisvaBharati warden asking a class 5 student to drink her urine for bedwetting notwithstanding, social activist Swami Agnivesh claimed on Tuesday that this was a "traditional cure" for such a condition. ...
  • I used to drink my urine, it's a cure: Agnivesh July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: A nationwide outrage over a VisvaBharati warden asking a class 5 student to drink her urine for bedwetting notwithstanding, social activist Swami Agnivesh claimed on Tuesday that this was a "traditional cure" for such a condition. "Why is there so much fuss made about the suggestion given to VisvaBharati'...
  • Modi will never become PM: Swami Agnivesh July 5, 2012

    Vadodara: Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Thursday said in Vadodara that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi would never become the Prime Minister of the country because of his "mishandling of 2002 Godhra riots". "Modi can never become PM because of his role in the riots," he said, addressing a press conference...
  • CRPF killed civilians, not Naxals: Activists June 30, 2012

    New Delhi/ Raipur: A controversy has erupted over the claims made by security forces that they had gunned down 20 Naxals during an encounter in Chhattisgarh on Friday. Activists allege that the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) team involved in the reported encounter killed innocent civilians and not Naxals. Swami Agnivesh...
  • Chidambaram a murderer of democracy: Agnivesh May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Saying the government has "done nothing" to address the rights of poor tribals, noted social activist and former peace negotiator Swami Agnivesh blames Home Minister P Chidambaram, whom he calls the "biggest murderer of democracy", for the spurt in violence and abductions by Maoists. "The government has done nothing...
  • 'PM must step in for serious talks with Maoists' May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming the Chhattisgarh government's initiative to form a highpowered committee to hold talks with Maoists as an "eyewash", Swami Agnivesh on Wednesday demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention in ensuring resultoriented talks with the extreme leftists. Agnivesh claimed that the Maoists are releasing Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon...
  • Ready to mediate release of Sukma Collector: Agnivesh April 21, 2012

    The BJP, which rules Chhattisgarh, has already slammed central inaction for the increasing number of Naxal attacks in the country. ...
  • Agnivesh extends support to antiKNPP stir April 11, 2012

    Kudankulam: Extending support to the agitation against the antiKudankulam nuclear power plant, social activist Swami Agnivesh on Wednesday said government has to decide on scrapping the project and protecting people. He claimed that the Archbiship of Thiruvanathapuram Susai Packiam, would visit Kudankulam next week, to extend support to the People's Movement...
  • Delhi govt asks Agnivesh to return unspent grant January 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has served a show cause notice on Swami Agnivesh for alleged fudging of bills and told him to refund an "unspent" amount of Rs 2.23 lakh out of total grant of Rs 18 lakh given to his NGO to carry out a survey on bonded...
  • Have enough evidence to come out clean: Bedi November 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Even as the Delhi Police Crime Branch went on to file an FIR against Team Anna member Kiran Bedi, she remained defiant saying she has sound evidence to come out clean. "Having been a cop, I have sound evidence and endurance to deal with this FIR. Time will...
  • Come clean in cheating case: Agnivesh to Bedi November 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Terming the registration of a case of cheating against Kiran Bedi as a "very serious matter", activist Swami Agnivesh on Sunday said the Team Anna member should explain her conduct to clear her name. "It is not that somebody has gone to a police station with a complaint...
  • Kishenji killing: Agnivesh demands judicial probe November 26, 2011

    Ranchi: Social worker Swami Agnivesh on Saturday demanded judicial probe into the killing of top Maoist leader Kishenji in a gun battle in Junglemahal area of West Bengal. "We demand judicial probe in killing of Kishenji... He was killed in encounter is claimed by the police, and on the other hand...
  • It's lehengacholi for porn star Sunny Leone November 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Contrary to her image, IndoCanadian porn star Sunny Leone chose to make her entry into the 'Bigg Boss' house in traditional Indian attire. The 30yearold, who was born as Karen Malhotra, wore a heavily embroidered lehangacholi and accessorised it with 'mang tika'. She made her entry into the house...
  • Agnivesh willing to rejoin Anna's movement November 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Social activist Swami Agnivesh, who fell out with Anna Hazare, says he is willing to rejoin the anticorruption movement led by him provided they agree, though he had faced 'lot of insults' during his stint as a core member of Team Anna. "I will not let my ego come...
  • Porn star Sunny Leone to enter 'Bigg Boss 5' November 17, 2011

    New Delhi: IndoCanadian pornographic actress Sunny Leone is all set to join the contestants in the Bigg Boss house this season. Leone, 30, who has appeared on a number of mainstream reality shows in the US and modelled for various magazines, is landing in India today and will enter the...
  • SC to hear Agnivesh's Amarnath case today November 14, 2011

    New Delhi: The case against former Team Anna member Swami Agnivesh for his controversial comments on the Amarnath Yatra is slated to come up for hearing in the Supreme Court on Monday. The activist had earlier sought the dismissal of criminal proceedings but the court was reluctant. Agnivesh had termed the annual...
  • Will consider forgiving Swami Agnivesh: Anna November 12, 2011

    Gandhian Anna Hazare said that Swami Agnivesh is welcome to visit him but he will have to consider forgiving him. ...
  • I am game for more reality shows: Swami Agnivesh November 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Social activist Swami Agnivesh says his brief threeday stint in 'Bigg Boss 5' has left him tempted to taste reality television once again for the mass reach that entertainment channels provide. "After being in the show, now I will wait to watch 'Bigg Boss' whenever I can. In fact,...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Swami Agnivesh November 11, 2011

    Swami Agnivesh exits Bigg Boss house on Friday after making twoday guest appearance. ...
  • Swami Agnivesh wants to apologise to Anna November 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Swami Agnivesh, who had bitter fallout with Anna Hazare, has said he wants to apologise to the anticorruption crusader if he has made any mistake. Agnivesh, who ended his twoday stint on reality show Bigg Boss last night, said he would like to meet him as soon as...
  • Bigg Boss act has changed me: Swami Agnivesh November 11, 2011

    After staying with the inmates for a couple of days, Swami Agnivesh made an exit on Friday afternoon. ...
  • Looking forward to Agnivesh in 'Bigg Boss': Manoj Tiwari November 10, 2011

    Ghazipur: Bhojpuri film star and former participant of Bigg Boss Manoj Tiwari says he is looking forward to watch Swami Agnivesh on the reality show. Agnivesh is the fifth male participant in the fifth season of Bigg Boss, which is dominated by female contestants like Pooja Bedi, Juhi Parmar, Shonali...
  • Bigg Boss: Inmates shocked with Swami Agnivesh's entry November 10, 2011

    The inmates of the Bigg Boss house were shocked and curious when saffronclad social activist Swami Agnivesh entered the house. ...
  • Bigg Boss: Omar Abdullah keen to watch Agnivesh November 10, 2011

    Srinagar: The entry of Swami Agnivesh into the house of Bigg Boss has attracted the attention of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. "Swami Agnivesh going into the BigBoss house. I did not see this one coming and cannot wait to watch his entry," Omar tweeted. Agnivesh, the latest entrant in...
  • Not doing 'Bigg Boss' for money: Swami Agnivesh November 8, 2011

    Mumbai: Swami Agnivesh, the latest entrant in the controversial reality show 'Bigg Boss', says he is not participating in the programme for money but wants to use the platform to bring about a change in the society. Agnivesh is the fifth male contestant on the show, which is dominated by female...
  • SC raps Agnivesh for his Amarnath remarks November 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Showing reluctance to quash criminal proceedings against activist Swami Agnivesh for allegedly making a controversial statement about Amarnath pilgrimage, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said people's sentiments cannot be taken for granted and that he cannot go "scot free" if he has made the remark. A bench of justices...