Malegaon

  • Sharad Pawar to seek creation of new Malegaon district in Maharashtra 6 days ago

    Malegaon: Former Union Minister Sharad Pawar has stressed on the need to carve a new minority district of Malegaon out of Nashik for proper development of the powerloom town. "The bifurcation of Nashik district has been delayed for past many years, but now we will try our best to create a...
  • Sadhvi Pragya Thakur charged in RSS worker murder case August 20, 2014

    National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday filed a chargesheet in the murder of RSS worker Sunil Joshi against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and three others accused in a special court in Bhopal. The document was filed in the court of Special Judge. Besides Pragya, who is under judicial custody, the other...
  • MCOCA Court allows Malegaon blast case accused to attend a ritual June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A special MCOCA court on Friday allowed the application of one of the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case to be escorted to his native place to attend a ritual related to his mother's death. "Special NIA judge YD Shinde allowed the application of Sudhakar Dhar Dwivedi...
  • Malegaon blasts: Maharashtra govt denied permission to prosecute policemen, CBI tells Indore court May 23, 2014

    The CBI, which probed the mysterious disappearance of Dilip Patidar, a witness in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, on Thursday filed a report before the court in Indore, recommending closure of the case as Maharashtra authorities did not give permission to prosecute two accused officers. The 17page report, filed before the...
  • Bombay High Court rejects bail plea of ailing Sadhvi in Malegaon blast case April 4, 2014

    The Bombay High Court refused to grant bail on medical grounds on Friday, to 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur who has been in custody for five and a half years in connection with her role as a conspirator in the crime. A division bench dismissed an appeal...
  • AAP candidate's unique campaign, walks 50 km to file nomination April 3, 2014

    A weary but cheerful AAP candidate from Dhule, Ansari N Ahmed, on Thursday finally ended his 50-km long walkathon in Maharashtra to file his Lok Sabha nomination in Dhule . Ahmed had set out from Malegaon in Nashik district on Tuesday afternoon with around 150 supporters, a couple of vehicles and mini...
  • 2008 Malegaon blasts: Accused Pragya Thakur to be taken to Indore for more cancer tests February 6, 2014

    Pragya Singh Thakur, a key suspect in the murder of RSS Pracharak Sunil Joshi, will be taken to Indore soon for PET scan as part of her treatment for cancer. Pragya, who was diagnosed with cancer last year and had been undergoing treatment at the Pandit Khushilal Ayurveda Hospital in Bhopal,...
  • Man cooks up story about wife's death; held for her murder February 3, 2014

    Nashik: A 35yearold man, who allegedly murdered his wife, but cooked up a fake story that she was gangraped and killed by robbers, was arrested by police. The accused has been identified as Bharat Ramdas Dhokrat, a resident of Malegaon in Sinnar taluka of Nashik district. According to Praveen Padwal, District...
  • Malegaon blasts: CBI suggests court to seek NIA's view January 18, 2014

    The CBI on Saturday told a special court in Mumbai that the views of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) may be sought on the discharge application of the nine accused from the minority community from the 2006 Malegoan blasts. The nine Muslim accused had sought discharge from the case last year...
  • Bombay HC rejects bail of 2008 Malegaon blast accused December 22, 2013

    Observing that there was prima facie material against the accused for his complicity in the crime, the Bombay High Court has rejected the bail plea of Praveen Takalki, accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case. Refusing to grant bail to the accused on December 18, a bench headed by Justice...
  • Samajwadi Party wants German Bakery blast reprobed October 1, 2013

    Mumbai:The Samajwadi Party's Maharashtra unit on Tuesday demanded a reinvestigation of Pune's German Bakery terror attack by National Investigation Agency in view of recent claims by blast convict Mirza Himayat Baig. Baig, awarded the death penalty, has approached the Bombay High Court pleading that he has been falsely implicated in the...
  • Malegaon blast: Court to decide on discharge plea filed by 9 accused today September 7, 2013

    Mumbai: A Mumbai sessions court is likely to decide on Saturday on the discharge plea filed by the nine accused in Malegaon blasts case. The National Investigation Agency in its 7-page reply did not oppose the discharge plea, instead it asked the court to pass appropriate orders. The NIA has...
  • HC to decide on jurisdiction to hear Sadhvi Pragya's bail plea August 12, 2013

    The Bombay High Court said on Monday that it would first decide on its jurisdiction to hear the bail petition of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, who is an accused in the Malegaon bomb blast case, before ruling on her bail plea. Justice Abhay Thipsay asked public prosecutor Rohini Salian to submit arguments...
  • Vote bank politics on Ishrat Jahan, says BJP leader Balbir Punj August 11, 2013

    BJP leader Balbir Punj hit out at Union Minister Sharad Pawar on Sunday after his remarks that 'false cases are alienating Muslims' in the context of Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case and Malegaon blasts. ...
  • Ishrat Jahan innocent: Sharad Pawar August 10, 2013

    Pune: Terming Ishrat Jahan, who was killed in an alleged fake encounter by the Gujarat police, as an "innocent college girl", Union Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday said Muslims cannot be blamed for reacting to "atrocities" against them. Pawar brought up the issue of framing of "innocent" Muslim...
  • Malegaon blasts case: NIA likely to reply on plea for quashing of charges against 5 accused August 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will on Saturday most likely reply to a plea filed by the five accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts case, for quashing of charges against them. The five accused had on July 20 urged a special court to discharge them, claiming contradictions in the chargesheet...
  • Malegaon blasts: Is there an institutional bias in the police? May 24, 2013

    Nine Muslim youth, accused for the Malegaon blasts and jailed for five years, were let off a few days back after no evidence was found against them. Is there an institutional bias and prejudice in the police? ...
  • FTN: Malegaon blast: Are security agencies wrongfully arresting innocent Muslims? May 24, 2013

    The National Commission for Minorities on Thursday slammed the CBI for putting "innocents in jail over serious crimes as terror acts". ...
  • 2006 Malegaon blasts: Minorities panel slams CBI May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Minorities on Thursday slammed the CBI for putting "innocents in jail over serious crimes as terror acts". NCM chief Wajahat Habibullah called it dangerous and said that the police and investigating agencies should take utmost care while dealing with such cases. Habibullah's remarks came in...
  • Malegaon blast: Chargesheet filed in NIA court May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Four people have been named in the 2008 Malegaon blast chargesheet filed in a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai on Wednesday. The four accused named in the chargesheet are Rajender Chaudhary, Dhan Singh, Manohar Narwaria and Ramji Kalsangra, who is still absconding. But the chargesheet does...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey April 12, 2013

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  • Do investigators really have a case against Pragya Thakur? April 12, 2013

    Pragya Thakur, sadhvi to some, but the face of multiple terror attacks for others was hospitalised after suffering a paralytic stroke. Pragya is struggling but the national investigative agency is all set to chargesheet her in yet another case of terror attack. Sources told CNNIBN that Pragya could be named...
  • Malegaon blasts accused Sadhvi Pragya refuses treatment April 12, 2013

    Pragya Thakur, sadhvi to some, but the face of multiple terror attacks for others was hospitalised after suffering a paralytic stroke. Pragya is struggling but the national investigative agency is all set to chargesheet her in yet another case of terror attack. Sources told CNNIBN that Pragya could be named...
  • Malegaon blasts accused Sadhvi Pragya suffers stroke April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, the chief accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case has been admitted to hospital after she suffered a paralytic attack. Earlier this year, the NIA had opposed granting Thakur bail for health reasons. Sadhvi Pragya is an accused in the September 2008 blast that killed...
  • Sadhvi seeks temporary bail to perform last rites of father March 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key accused in the 2008 Malegoan blast case, on Monday filed an application before the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court seeking temporary bail to perform last rites of her father. "The court has posted the application for hearing on March 6, 2013,"...
  • MPs raise wrongful arrests of Bangalore terror suspects in Parliament February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after two terror suspects in Bangalore were let off by a court after spending six months in jail, the issue of wrongful arrests on terror charges was raised in Parliament. The Left parties have criticised the police, with Basudeb Acharia referring to the Malegaon blasts arrests....
  • Malegaon blasts: NIA opposes Sadhvi Pragya Singh's bail February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: National Investigation Agency, probing the 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts case, oon Tuesday told the Bombay High Court that it was opposing the bail plea of prime accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur who has sought the relief on medical ground. Sadhvi who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 had sought bail...
  • Court grants NIA four weeks to reply to Sadhvi's plea February 4, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has granted four weeks time to National Investigation Agency (NIA) to respond to Sadhvi Pragya Singh's application challenging the NIA's jurisdiction. The case will now be heard on the March 5. In her petition filed in December 2012, Sadhvi had sought the court to quash an...
  • Why did Rajnath meet Malegaon blast accused in jail: Digvijaya January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: As the new BJP President Rajnath Singh slammed Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for his remarks on terror, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh hit back at him asking why he met Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya in jail. "Rajnath Singh ji must first answer why he went to...
  • Ground report: Malegaon blast accused recall horror January 22, 2013

    The life of the suspects arrested in connection with the Malegaon blast, who are out on bail, has changed forever. ...