BHANWARI DEVI

  • Bhanwari Devi case: Court frames murder charges against all 17 accused May 27, 2014

    Almost three years after the murder of auxiliary nurse Bhanwari Devi, a court in Jodhpur will commence the trial from June 23 while it framed murder charges against all the 17 accused in the sensational murder case on Monday. Bhanwari was killed in 2011 and the case had hogged the limelight...
  • Bhanwari Devi murder case: Parasram Bishnoi, brother of main accused surrenders May 6, 2014

    Parasram Bishnoi, a coaccused in the Bhanwari Devi abduction and murder case, and brother of main accused Malkhan Singh Bishnoi, today surrendered before a local court, and claimed that the entire case was a "fabricated one". "It was a conspiracy to wipe out our family by framing us using CBI in...
  • How Bhanwari Devi's fight for justice brought Vishaka Guidelines February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Bhanwari Devi, her name is synonymous with the women's movement in India but justice continues to elude her. Bhanwari is a saathin, a grassroot worker who's employed as part of the Women's Development Project in Rajasthan and her fight for women's right continues. She was gangraped by the...
  • Bhanwari Devi murder: Mahipal Maderna granted conditional permission to attend funeral February 17, 2014

    A local court on Monday granted conditional permission to Mahipal Maderna to attend his father's funeral at his ancestral village at Chadi near Jodhpur. Mahipal, who has already been granted conditional permission from the ACJM (SC/ST cases) court from February 13 to 17, on Mondaymoved the application seeking an interim bail...
  • 92yearold Veteran Congress leader Parasram Maderna critical February 14, 2014

    Senior Congress and former Assembly Speaker Parasram Maderna has been put on ventilator support following respiratory failure, sources said. The 92yearold Jat leader was rushed to SMS Hospital here after he complained of swollen legs and stomach two days back. He was shifted to the ICU on Thursday night and is...
  • Bhanwari Devi murder: Mahipal gets conditional permission to attend ailing father February 12, 2014

    A court in Jodhpur on Wednesdaygranted a conditional permission to Mahipal Maderna, a key accused in Bhanwari Devi abduction and murder case, for attending to his ailing father in the ICU. Mahipal's father, Parasram Maderna, a veteran Congress leader, was admitted to the ICU of the SMS Hospital in Jaipur on...
  • Film based on Bhanwari Devi case opens in Rajasthan November 9, 2013

    Jaipur: As the political scene in Rajasthan hots up with Assembly elections round the corner, a film based on the Bhanwari Devi case which had rocked the Congress government in the state opened at theatres on Friday. Directed by Surendra Singh Rathore, the film, 'Kahani Ek Devi Ki', is showing at...
  • Fed up with glam image, want constructive roles: Mallika October 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat, known for her bold roles, feels she is stuck in a groove with her glam girl image. "The glamorous roles have given me name, fame, success and independence but at the same time this image has worked against me as well. I have got stereotyped....
  • Ashok Gehlot could have saved Bhanwari Devi, alleges Vasundhara Raje July 30, 2013

    BJP state president Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday alleged that timely action by Rajasthan government could have prevented murder of nurse Bhanwari Devi. Raje, who was in Jodhpur to attend two meetings at Bhopalgarh and Osian, alleged that Bhanwari had met Gehlot long before she was killed but he did not take...
  • Timely action by Gehlot government could have saved Bhanwari: Raje July 30, 2013

    BJP state president Vasundhara Raje on Monday alleged that timely action by Rajasthan government could have prevented murder of nurse Bhanwari Devi. Raje, who was in Jodhpur to attend two meetings at Bhopalgarh and Osian, alleged that Bhanwari had met Gehlot long before she was killed but he did not...
  • Mallika Sherawat is not playing Bhanwari Devi: KC Bokadia February 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Controversies follow Mallika Sherawat like rains after gathering clouds. To no one's surprise Mallika has fuelled a storm of protests while playing Bhanwari Devi, the slain Rajasthani nurse in KC Bokadia's 'Dirty Politics'. In Indore for the shooting, Mallika apparently had unwanted visitors from a particular political party who claimed...
  • Snapshot: You won't believe what Mallika Sherawat is wearing! February 15, 2013

    Actress Mallika Sherawat is mostly seen in western wear that compliment her fabulous figure. So it was quite a surprise when she donned a sari for her upcoming film 'Dirty Politics' which is based on the story of nurse Bhanwari Devi. Mallika was roped in for the movie by director...
  • Mallika opts for 'Dirty Politics' over meeting Obama January 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Mallika Sherawat has chosen promotion of her upcoming movie 'Dirty Politics' over attending a party in US where President Barack Obama was also invited as it is the "most important film in my life". She said she skipped the dinner at the party that was to be attended...
  • Mallika receives 'threats' over Bhanwari Devi film January 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Mallika Sherawat and director K C Bokadia claimed they have received "threatening calls" for being part of an upcoming film inspired by Bhanwari Devi, a Rajasthanbased nurse who was allegedly murdered. Mallika is playing the lead role in 'Dirty Politics', being directed by Bokadia. The 36yearold nurse had gone missing...
  • Bhanwari case: Medical reports of 2 accused submitted January 24, 2013

    Jodhpur: After the medical report of Malkhan Singh Bishnoi, a key accused in the Bhanwari Devi murder case was submitted in a local court on January 21, another accused Mahipal Maderna's report was also submitted in the court on Wednesday. As per the medical reports of Maderna and Bishnoi, both...
  • Nandita Das: Death sentence can't stop rapes January 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Social activist and actress Nandita Das believes that death sentence cannot act as a deterrence against a crime like rape. "I don't believe that death sentence is a solution to stop this because the conviction rate in our country is so low," the 43yearold said here Monday at the...
  • Bhanwari case: Maderna, Bishnoi charged with murder, conspiracy October 5, 2012

    Jodhpur: A court on Thursday framed charges against former Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna and MLA Malkhan Singh Bishnoi for kidnapping, murder and conspiracy among other offences in the Bhanwari Devi case, paving the way for trial. Charges were framed against 16 accused by the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (SC/ST Cases) court...
  • Bhanwari trial: Hearing adjourned till July 25 July 21, 2012

    Jodhpur: Hearing in Bhanwari Devi abduction and murder case was on Saturday adjourned till July 25 as the magistrate had not assumed charge of the ACJM court (SC/ST cases). The postponement of the trail has again put the Jodhpur Central Jail administration in a fix over reshifting Mahipal Maderna, former minister...
  • Bhanwari's sister says witnesses being threatened July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The elder sister of Bhanwari Devi on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking the transfer of the murder case out of Rajasthan, claiming that the witnesses were being threatened. Though she did not name anyone, but alleged that the case will not get a fair hearing in Rajasthan....
  • Bhanwari case: Accused Kailash Jakhar arrested July 2, 2012

    Jodhpur: Bhanwari Devi abduction and murder case accused Kailash Jakhar, who had escaped from the High Court premises in Jodhpur after armed assailants opened fire to help him flee, was on Monday arrested. On a tip off, police arrested Jakhar from a small hamlet surrounded by sand dunes near Sujangarh in...
  • Bhanwari case: Police announces cash reward June 21, 2012

    Jaipur: Rajasthan DGP Harish Meena on Thursday announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 for information leading to the arrest of Kailash Jakhar, an accused in Bhanwari Devi abduction and murder case. Jakhar had on June 14 escaped from police custody from a Jodhpur court premises where he was taken from...
  • 'Bones found in Rajasthan canal are of Bhanwari' June 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Making some headway in the Bhanwari Devi murder case, the CBI has been told by the FBI that the bones recovered from a canal in Rajasthan were of the auxiliary nurse. Official sources said the American agency has conveyed to the CBI that the bones, which included the teeth...
  • Bhanwari Devi case: Key accused flees from court June 14, 2012

    Jodhpur: A key accused in the Bhanwari Devi abduction and murder case, Kailash Jakhar, on Thursday managed to escape from police custody in the court premises with the help of some accomplices. The accomplices of Kailash Jakhar, who is accused in several other cases also, opened fire to create panic...
  • Producers fight over a film on Bhanwari Devi May 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Two producers have engaged themselves in a war of words. Both are doing a film on Bhanwari Devi, a victim of sexual assault and murder from Rajasthan, Nikhil Tonk and Ranjeet Sharma are now in a race to be credited as the original maker. Sadhika Randhawa has already started shooting...
  • B'wood comes up with two films on Bhanwari Devi May 15, 2012

    Mumbai: A fortnight ago, we reported on a new film being made by producer Nikhil Tonk on Bhanwari Devi, a victim of sexual molestation from Rajasthan who made national headlines. We now hear that another producer Ranjeet Sharma is also making a film on Bhanwari with director Rakesh Saini. While Tonk...
  • Bhanwari murder trial begins in Jodhpur May 15, 2012

    Jodhpur: The trial of former Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna, Congress legislator Malkhan Singh Bishnoi and 14 others accused in the case of nurse Bhanwari Devi's kidnap and murder in September last year commenced in a court on Monday, a lawyer said. The trial began in the additional chief judicial...
  • Bhanwari Devi case trial deferred till May 14 May 5, 2012

    Jodhpur: The trial of the sensational Bhanwari Devi abduction and murder case had to be deferred on Saturday to May 14 due to the absence of the magistrate hearing the case. Due to the absence of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate ACJM (SC/ST Cases), who is holding the trial of the...
  • Who will play Bhanwari Devi in a Bollywood film? April 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Over a decade since late filmmaker Jagmohan Mundhra's Bawandar, another film on Bhanwari Devi is being made, this time by a team of people who were earlier associated with Ekta Kapoor's TV production house. Sexually assulted by a group of men in 1992, the woman from Rajasthan recently made news...
  • Bhanwari Devi case: CBI files third chargesheet April 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday filed the third chargesheet against four people in connection with the murder of Bhanwari Devi, a Jodhpur nurse and folk singer who was abducted and murdered in September 2011. The agency filed the chargesheet in a CBI court in Jodhpur against...
  • Bhanwari case: Court issues notice to CBI chief April 20, 2012

    Jodhpur: The Rajasthan High Court on Thursday issued showcause notices to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director and other agency officers on allegations of harassment by a local politician during investigation into the case of missing nurse Bhanwari Devi, a lawyer said. The notices were issued to CBI director, a deputy...