ASHRAM

  • Ashrams run by 'godmen' like Rampal centres of terror: BJP December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has sought a ban on ashrams run by 'godmen' like Rampal, saying they have become centres of "terror" in the name of faith. An editorial in the latest issue of party mouthpiece 'Kamal Sandesh' said, "These ashrams which have become centres of terror in the...
  • HC orders to cremate the self-styled godman Ashutosh Maharaj December 5, 2014

    The body of self styled godman Ashutosh Maharaj has been frozen for the last 11 months. But he will now be cremated following the court orders. The Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered Ashutosh Maharaj's cremation on December 1. ...
  • Jalandhar: Self-styled Ashutosh Maharaj's followers fortify his ashram, refuse to cremate him December 3, 2014

    Jalandhar: After controversial self-styled godman Rampal's followers fought off the police trying to arrest him, followers of another self-styled godman Ashutosh Maharaj were toeing the same line. After court ordered to cremate Ashutosh Maharaj as he was clinically dead, his followers fortified his ashram in Jalandhar, Punjab. Police and media were not...
  • More arms and ammunition recovered from Rampal's ashram November 25, 2014

    Barwala (Haryana): As part of the ongoing search of arrested godman Rampal's Satlok Ashram, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haryana Police recovered more arms and ammunition from the premises. During the search, the SIT recovered 7.62 mm caliber pistol, three empty magazine, 32 bore revolver and 13 live cartridges of...
  • Police recover 10,000 lathis, bullet-proof jackets from Rampal's ashram November 23, 2014

    Hisar: The police on Sunday recovered many bullet-proof jackets and nearly 10,000 lathis from arrested 'godman' Rampal's Satlok ashram in Hisar district of Haryana. The recoveries were made when the SIT team of Haryana Police took Rampal back to his ashram to open password-protected lockers. Even as sources say the...
  • Arrested 'godman' Rampal taken back to ashram to open password-protected lockers November 23, 2014

    Hisar: Haryana Police on Sunday took arrested 'godman' Rampal back to his ashram in Hisar, where six people died in the clashes between his supporters and security personnel, as part of investigation. 63-year-old Rampal, who was arrested on November 19 from his ashram, spread over 12 acres in Hisar district, was...
  • Hisar: Unconscious woman found inside a bathroom of 'godman' Rampal's ashram November 21, 2014

    The self-styled godman Rampal was arrested by the Haryana Police from his ashram in Hisar and was taken out in an ambulance to Chandigarh on Wednesday. ...
  • Advanced medical equipment found inside self-styled godman Rampal's ashram November 21, 2014

    Self-styled godman Rampal's ashram is a virtual fortress spread over 12 acres. It is equipped with air-conditioned rooms, swimming pool and a hospital. "His teachings and words of wisdom would be displayed to him on a teleprompter. The throne that he would sit on was connected to a lift which...
  • Watch: A look at controversial 'godman' Rampal's den November 20, 2014

    Controversial self-styled 'godman' Rampal's Satlok ashram in Hisar district of Haryana is 12 acres of a completely self contained area. Within that is a 3-storey building which is Rampal's own residence. The lavish ashram has a full-home theatre system, huge TV screen, a swimming poll. ...
  • Hisar: Live petrol bombs, acid packets recovered from Satlok Ashram November 20, 2014

    Rampal was arrested on Wednesday night after three days of continuous stand-off between Rampal's supporters and the police. Over 400 people were arrested and 15,000 others were evacuated from the ashram ...
  • Watch: Self-styled 'godman' Rampal in jail November 20, 2014

    Self-styled 'godman' Rampal was put behind bars in the Panchkula jail after the Punjab and Haryana High Court cancelled his bail in 2006 murder case. ...
  • Watch: Inside 'godman' Rampal's ashram November 20, 2014

    CNN-IBN visits controversial 'godman' Rampal's ashram in Hisar, Haryana where the stand-off between his supporters and security personnel ended with his arrest on Wednesday night. ...
  • Haryana: 'Godman' Rampal put behind bars, to be produced in court again November 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: In more trouble for 'godman' Rampal, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday cancelled the bail granted to him in the 2006 murder case. As Rampal was being escorted out of the court by police he refuted all the charges leveled against him. "All allegations against me are...
  • Hisar: Rampal has skipped court hearings 42 times, after seeking repeated exemptions November 19, 2014

    Self-styled godman Rampal became a follower of Kabir Panthi Saint Ramdevanand in 1988. He set up the Satlok Ashram in Rohtak in 1999 with donated land. Rampal has skipped court hearings 42 times, after seeking repeated exemptions. ...
  • Hisar: Two people injured in clashes die after failing to get medical assistance on time November 19, 2014

    Hisar: The situation in Hisar remains volatile as self-styled godman Rampal's supporters continue their clash with the police. According to hospital sources, two people including a woman and a child injured in the clashes on Tuesday have died at the hospital on Wednesday morning. Rampal's supporters are determined to save the...
  • More trouble for Asaram, NGT orders demolition of Delhi ashram November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In more trouble for self-styled godman Asaram, the National Green Tribunal has directed demolition of illegal constructions at his Delhi ashram. The ashram had received an MCD notice in September 2013 over alleged land encroachment. The Karol Bagh ashram is spread over 800 hectares and has been constructed in...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 17, 2014

    Bullet News is CNNIBN's nonstop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle September 17, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • PM Modi gifts copy of Gita in Chinese to Xi Jinping at Sabarmati Ashram September 17, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping, who kicked off his India visit today from Gujarat, visited the Sabarmati ashram of Mahatma Gandhi here where Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted him a copy of the Gita written in Chinese language. Xi was received by Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on the gates...
  • News 360: Xi Jinping, Modi sign twin city pact for Ahmedabad, Guangzhou September 17, 2014

    It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 64th birthday and also the first day of the Chinese President Xi Jinping's 3day visit to India. India and China also signed two key pacts on Wednesday: to set up an industrial park in Ahmedabad and for cultural exchanges between Ahmedabad and the Guangzhou...
  • Gujarat: Xi Jinping wears khadi jacket while touring Sabarmati Ashram September 17, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday wore an Indian look as he was attired in an offwhite khadi jacket presented to him by Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after his arrival. Xi wore the jacket over his white shirt when he visited the Sabarmati Ashram, once the abode of Father...
  • Gujarati fiesta for Chinese President Xi Jinping as Narendra Modi celebrates his birthday at home September 17, 2014

    Ahmedabad: It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 64th birthday and also the first day of the Chinese President Xi Jinping's 3day visit to India. And the PM did not disappoint. The Chinese President was given a red carpet welcome in Ahmedabad, Modi's hometown, where he was accorded a police guard...
  • Mathura: Twoday old child abandoned for being a girl, actor Deepika Padukone appeals for help August 22, 2014

    Mathura: Actor Deepika Padukone has appealed for help for a twoday old girl child abandoned by her mother in Mathura for being a girl. "If I was not working I would have adopted her. I hope she gets shelter and somebody takes care of her," said Deepika. It is Deepika's wish...
  • Patanjali University girl jumps into Ganga to save friend, feared drowned April 9, 2014

    A girl student of Haridwar-based Patanjali University was feared drowned in river Ganga on Tuesday at Devprayag in Uttarakhand's Tehri district while trying to save a friend, police said. The incident happened in the afternoon when some students of the university were taking pictures along the banks of the Ganga, they...
  • Austrian national found dead in a Rishikesh ashram March 31, 2014

    An Austrian national was found dead on Monday in his room at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, a leading spiritual organisation located on the banks of the Ganga in Rishikesh. 45-year-old Michael Frieman was a tourist from Austria, Pauri Garhwal SP Ajay Joshi said. Frieman had come to the Ashram on March 25. He...
  • Hindu ashram attacked in Pakistan March 31, 2014

    A Hindu ashram was attacked in Pakistan's Sindh province by about four persons who also stole a 'trishul', triggering protests and a partial shutdown of businesses at several places, a media report said on Monday. The violators also desecrated parrh (a piece of cloth wrapped around the idol) at Faqir Par...
  • Another ashram of Asaram Bapu sealed March 22, 2014

    An 'ashram' of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was sealed on Saturday by Jaipur Development Authority as it was encroaching on the government land. A notice was served to the 'ashram', situated at Goner road here, to vacate the land. When the encroachment was not removed the 'ashram' was sealed, sources said. The controversial...
  • Superintendent of Kanya Ashram, her husband booked for sexually assaulting two girls March 8, 2014

    Two minor girls of a residential school in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district were allegedly subjected to sexual abuse by husband of its superintendent over past few months, police said on Saturday. Police have booked the superintendent of Kanya Ashram, located in Dhanora village, and her husband in this connection. "A case was registered...
  • Widows to share experience at BHU seminar on Monday February 16, 2014

    Hundreds of widows exchanged their experiences mostly bitter and some sweet as they prepared to participate in a seminar in Varanasion Monday. "It's a lifetime experience for us," said Manu Ghosh, a widow in her eighties, and recalled how she and a dozen others from Vrindavan enjoyed a flight...
  • Rajasthan High Court turns down Asaram's bail plea for second time February 10, 2014

    Jodhpur: Rajasthan High Court has once again turned down the bail plea of selfstyled godman Asaram, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor girl in his Jodhpur ashram. Justice Nirmal Jeet Kaur, while pronouncing the order, rejected arguments of the defence counsel and senior advocate Ram Jethmalani, who had...