Nithyananda

  • 'Godman' Nithyananda says will shift from Bangalore to Tamil Nadu September 9, 2014

    Bangalore: The controversial 'godman' Nithyananda has announced that he is relocating to Tirvannamalai in Tamil Nadu from his headquarters at Bidadi in the outskirts of Bangalore. He told this to his followers on Tuesday morning during the Morning Prayer meet. His ashram is currently based in Bidadi in Ramanagara district...
  • Nithyananda undergoes potency test September 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Controversial selfproclaimed godman Nithyananda underwent a potency test on Monday in a 2010 rape case, days after the Supreme Court dismissed his plea challenging the Karnataka High Court's order directing him to face the test. Nithyananda was subjected to the potency test at the Institute of NephroUrology...
  • SC asks selfstyled godman Nithyananda to undergo potency test in a 2010 rape case September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Dismissing the petition of selfstyled godman Nithyananda, the Supreme Court has ordered him to undergo a potency test in connection with in a 2010 rape case that has been filed against him. He had challenged the Karnataka High Court's order directing him to take the medical test. A bench...
  • TN: Trust formed by Nithyananda dissolved October 23, 2012

    Madurai: The senior pontiff of a 1,500yearold Saivite Mutt, who sacked selfstyled controversial godman Nithyananda as his successor, on Sunday said the trust formed jointly by them had been dissolved. "The Madurai Adheenam Trust has been dissolved in the backdrop of HR& CE department stating before the Principal Sub court...
  • Nithyananda plays down sacking, says he was going to resign anyway October 23, 2012

    Chennai: Controversial godman Swami Nithyananda was on Saturday removed as the successor to a 1500yearold mutt in Madurai. He faces several criminal charges, including rape. Nityananda was appointed as the successor at the mutt in August this year, but the decision had received widespread criticism, including from the Tamil Nadu...
  • Nithyananda sacked as Madurai Mutt successor October 20, 2012

    Chennai: Swami Nithyananda has been sacked as the successor to a 1500yearold Mutt in Madurai. Nithyananda was sacked by a senior pontiff and is facing criminal charges including rape after a USbased woman and others alleged sexual exploitation. Nithyananda was appointed as the successor at the Madurai Mutt in April...
  • Swami Nithyananda in 'Bigg Boss 6'? September 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Controversial spiritual leader Swami Nithyananda is likely to be a part of reality show 'Bigg Boss' this season. Swami Nithyananda was in news after some of his disciples accused him of sexual harassment and now there is a buzz that the selfstyled godman is all set to participate in...
  • 'Nithyananda can't be Chief of Madurai Adheenam' August 28, 2012

    Chennai: Controversial godman Nithyananda does not have any legal entitlement to function as the head of Madurai Adheenam for the present, the HR&CE has said in its reply to a query from advocate R Krishnamurthy. Nithyananda could do so only if the office of the trustee of the Adheenam fell...
  • Mumbai: Nithyananda disciple accused of rape August 8, 2012

    Mumbai: A disciple of Swami Nithyananda has been accused of rape by another follower of the guru. A 32yearold NRI woman based in the US has accused 37yearold doctor Vikram Dravid of raping her over the course of four years. The victim registered a complaint at Colaba police station on...
  • Cops call Nithyananda for medical tests on July 30 July 19, 2012

    Bangalore: The CID sleuths have issued a notice to selfstyled godman Nithyananda to appear for medical tests on July 30, in connection with a 2010 rape case. The tests will be crucial, as during interrogations in the past, he had claimed he was not a man. Backed with a Ramanagaram...
  • 'Issue public notice against Nithyananda' July 10, 2012

    Madurai: The First Additional District and Sessions Judge, on Monday, directed the court officials to issue a public notice on the summons issued to Arunagirinatha Desigar, the 292rd Madurai Aadheenam, and Nithyananda, whom he appointed the junior pontiff. The Judge had earlier issued summons to the duo on a petition...
  • Bangalore: Disciple decides to stay with Nithyananda July 6, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court was witness to a hearttugging petition, with a devotee of disgraced godman Nithyananda, who had joined his ashram after leaving behind a lucrative profession and his parents, refusing to go back to them. A Division Bench headed by Justice Dilip B Bhosale questioned the devotee...
  • Tamil Nadu police raids Nithyananda's ashram June 26, 2012

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu police on Tuesday conducted raids at selfstyled godman Nithyananda's Madurai ashram. The raids came after complaints of violation of the Wildlife Act. The complaint stated that Nithyananda sat on tiger skins and elephant tusks. Nithyananda was granted bail by the district executive magistrate on June 15 after...
  • Nithyananda gets bail in assault case June 15, 2012

    Ramanagar: Controversial selfstyled godman Nithyananda was granted bail by the district executive magistrate today, a day after he was rearrested on charges of disturbing peace. Ramanagar Deputy Commissioner Sriram Reddy, also the executive magistrate, passed orders granting bail to Nithyananda on furnishing a bond for Rs 1 lakh and two sureties...
  • Nithyananda rearrested, sent to preventive custody June 15, 2012

    Ramanagar: Just hours after being granted bail by a court, controversial selfstyled godman Nithyananda was rearrested on Thursday and remanded to oneday preventive custody on charges of disturbing the peace. Nithyananda, who was arrested on Wednesday after he appeared before a court to surrender in an assault case, was slapped with...
  • Nithyananda gets bail, to walk out of jail June 14, 2012

    Bangalore: A court near Bangalore granted bail to selfstyled godman Nithyananda on Thursday. He spent his first night in jail after surrendering on Wednesday. The selfstyled godman was arrested in connection with an alleged assault on a TV reporter. He also faces new allegations of sexual abuse. Nithyananda, who had...
  • Nithyananda's surrender evokes mixed response June 14, 2012

    Madurai: The surrender of selfstyled godman Nithyananda in a magistrate court in Ramanagaram has evoked mixed response in Madurai, where he was anointed as 293rd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam. Members of Madurai Aadheeenam Retrieval Committee and its organiser M Solaikannan celebrated by breaking 108 coconuts at Vinayaka temple in North...
  • Court to decide on Nithyananda's bail plea June 14, 2012

    Bangalore: A court near Bangalore will decide on selfstyled godman Nithyananda's bail plea on Thursday. He spent his first night in jail after surrendering on Wednesday. The selfstyled godman was arrested in connection with an alleged assault on a TV reporter. He also faces new allegations of sexual abuse. Nithyananda,...
  • Nithyananda surrenders in a Karnataka court June 13, 2012

    Bangalore: Selfstyled godman Nithyananda, who had been reportedly absconding for days, surrendered in the Ramanagara district court in Karnataka on Wednesday. He has been sent to a day's judicial custody and may apply for bail on Thursday. This came after the Karnataka High Court adjourned his plea for quashing the first...
  • Nithyananda faces arrest as HC adjourns his plea June 13, 2012

    Bangalore: Selfstyled godman Nithyananda faces arrest after the Karnataka High Court adjourned his plea for quashing the FIR against him to Friday. This means that if Nithyananda visits his ashram on Wednesday, he is likely to be arrested. Nithyananda's ashram had issued a press release on Wednesday saying he'll be back...
  • Full text: Statement issued by Nithyananda's ashram June 13, 2012

    Bangalore: Selfstyled godman Nithyananda's ashram has issued a press release saying he'll be back at the Bidadi ashram on Thursday. The police, however, are still on the look out for Nithyananda over allegations of sexual abuse. The press release issued by Nithyananda's ashram raises certain open questions on the cases...
  • Nithyananda will be back tomorrow: ashram officials June 13, 2012

    Bangalore: Selfstyled godman Nithyananda's ashram has issued a press release saying he'll be back at the Bidadi ashram on Thursday. The police, however, are still on the look out for Nithyananda over allegations of sexual abuse. The police are expected to arrest all those named in an FIR filed after...
  • Karnataka: Nithyananda remains on the run June 13, 2012

    Bangalore: Selfstyled godman Swami Nithyananda still remains on the run. The Ramanagara police have begun their search at his ashram in Bidadi. The police are expected to arrest all those named in an FIR, filed after an altercation between the media and his followers. Meanwhile, the Swami's lawyers moved the...
  • Police begin search operation in Nithyananda's Ashram June 12, 2012

    Bangalore: Ramanagaram police on Tuesday began search operations in Swamy Nithyananda Ashram in Bidadi. Sources said that police has been directed to arrest to all those named in the FIR including Nithyananda. SP Ramanagaram, Anupam Agarwal, said "If we find Nithyananda we will arrest him for charges of assault and threat...
  • Nithyananda moves Karnataka HC against FIR June 12, 2012

    Bangalore: Lawyers of the the selfstyled godman, Nithyananda, have moved the Karnataka High Court to quash the first FIR lodged against him, after his supporters clashed with a TV reporter. The selfstyled godman remains missing 24 hours after the Sadananda Gowda government launched a manhunt for him. There has been no...
  • Nithyananda is not absconding, say supporters June 12, 2012

    Bangalore: Selfstyled godman Nithyananda remains missing 24 hours after the Sadananda Gowda government in Karnataka issued a manhunt for him. There has been no clue of his whereabouts despite the state government having ordered a probe into allegations of sexual abuse against him. However, Nithyananda's supporters claimed that he was...
  • Nithyananda's Dhyanapeetham wears deserted look June 12, 2012

    Bangalore: The Dhyanapeetham ashram of controversial godman Nithyananda in Bidadi wore a deserted look on Monday soon after Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda ordered his arrest and the closure of the ashram till the investigations are completed. Ramanagaram police said, We have received certain orders from the Chief Minister and...
  • Karnataka: Nithyananda faces prospect of arrest June 12, 2012

    Bangalore: Controversial selfstyled godman Nithyananda on Monday faced a search warrant for his arrest after the government bearing the heat of public outrage decided to act against him over his activities including alleged sexual exploitation of his disciples. Nithyananda, already facing criminal cases including rape on complaints from some former...
  • News 360: Maha to adopt 4 girls after Beed's abortion horror June 11, 2012

    The Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Ministry will adopt the four daughters of a woman labourer from Beed district who died during an illegal abortion last month. ...
  • K'taka launches hunt for 'on tour' Nithyananda June 11, 2012

    Bangalore: The godman who claimed he could meditate and levitate is now on the run. The Karnataka government has launched a manhunt for selfstyled swami Nithyananda after fresh allegations came to the fore of sexual abuse and rape. An inquiry by the regional commissioner has also begun. Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda...