PATANJALI

  • Bank accounts of Ramdev's three trusts under EC scrutiny April 24, 2014

    The bank accounts of three trusts of yoga teacher Baba Ramdev have come under the scrutiny of Election Commission following allegations that huge funds was being spent for political parties in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls across the country. “The Income Tax department has been asked to look into monetary transactions...
  • 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...
  • 11 fresh cases lodged against Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust December 12, 2013

    Eleven fresh cases of stamp duty evasion have been registered by the Uttarakhand government against Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust, spelling more trouble for the yoga guru. All the eleven cases registered pertain to stamp duty evasion and date back eight years or more, Haridwar District Magistrate Nidhi Pandey, on whose permission...
  • Undergraduate girl student missing from Ramdev's Patanjali hostel November 23, 2013

    An 18yearold girl from Delhi went missing under mysterious circumstances from the hostel of yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali University, police said on Saturday. The girl, doing her graduation from the university in yoga science, had gone missing from the hostel on Thursday, Bahadarabad SHO RK Saklani said. But the matter was brought...
  • Congress burns Ramdev effigies across the state November 21, 2013

    A day after the Vijay Bahuguna government charged Ramdev's Trust with gross violation of land laws, Congress in Uttarakhand on Thursday burnt effigies of the Yoga guru demanding his immediate arrest. Congress workers gathered outside party offices in all 13 district headquarters and burnt Ramdev's effigies. "Ramdev has not only plundered the...
  • Ramdev's brother booked for abduction, guru alleges conspiracy October 22, 2013

    Haridwar: Ramdev's brother has been booked by Uttarakhand police for allegedly abducting a former employee of the yoga guru and thrashing him in captivity. A complaint was filed by Somdutt on Monday against the yoga guru's younger brother Ram Bharat accusing him of abducting his grandson Nitin Tyagi, a former employee...
  • Ramdev doesn't hold significant stature for anyone to hatch conspiracy against him: Congress October 22, 2013

    Congress party leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday dismissed yoga guru Ramdev's accusation that the party was conspiring against him. The Congress member said Ramdev did not hold such a significant stature. "Baba Ramdev does not have such a stature that anyone will hatch a conspiracy against him," said Digvijaya Singh. Yoga guru...
  • Ramdev comes out in brother's defence, says being victimised by Congress October 22, 2013

    Yoga guru Ramdev on Tuesday accused the Congress party of conspiring to level false charges against him. He reacted after his brother Rambharat was booked for kidnapping after he held an employee inside Patanjali Ashram. "I am being portrayed as a criminal. It is clear from some incidents in the recent...
  • Yoga guru Ramdev called for second round of questioning at Heathrow September 21, 2013

    London: British authorities on Saturday called yoga guru Ramdev to Heathrow Airport in London for a second round of questioning, a day after he was detained and quizzed by customs officials for over six hours on arriving in the UK. According to sources, his questioning by airport officials for a second day...
  • Uttarakhand: Bodies should be cremated with proper Vedic rituals, says Ramdev June 30, 2013

    Haridwar: Yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday took exception to the manner in which bodies of people killed in the natural calamity in Uttarakhand were being treated by the authorities, saying they should be cremated with proper Vedic rituals. Shaken by the heartrending TV footage of bodies lying here and there in...
  • Son of SP leader sentenced to life term for raping minor May 24, 2013

    Badaun: Son of a Samajwadi Party leader was sentenced to life imprisonment and a penalty of Rs one lakh was also imposed on him by a local court in Badaun for raping a teenaged girl. The 15yearold victim was raped by Varun Bharadwaj alias Chinu, son of former SP block...
  • Will back any agitation by Ramdev: Himachal BJP February 23, 2013

    Shimla: A day after the Himachal Pradesh government took over possession of the land given to Ramdev's trust after cancelling its lease, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said it would support any agitation by the yoga guru against the move. "Himachal BJP would back any agitation by Ramdev...
  • HP govt starts process for taking over Ramdev's land February 20, 2013

    Shimla: A day after the state Cabinet gave its nod to cancel the lease of 28 acres of land sanctioned by the previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime to Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth, the Himachal government on Wednesday started the process of taking over its possession. "Instructions have been given to the...
  • Ramdev's Pantanjali doctor booked on molestation charge January 27, 2013

    Noida: A doctor at Ramdev's Pantanjali Ayurvedic clinic here allegedly molested a woman. According to Noida police, the victim, a media professional, lodged an FIR against the doctor identified as Ashok Bhadoria accusing him of molesting her at the clinic in Sector 32 after which he was arrested. She had run...
  • Government slaps Rs 5 cr notice on Ramdev's trusts November 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Government has slapped a notice of Rs five crore demand on trusts run by Ramdev in connection with alleged service tax evasion while organising their yoga camps. Claiming that shivirs (camps) undertaken by Patanjali Yoga Peeth and Divya Yoga Trust in Haridwar were commercial activity, the Revenue...
  • Baba Ramdev's trust accused of running a club November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Baba Ramdevs Patanjali Yogpeeth and Divya Yog Mandir Trust have been charged of running a club under the grab of a trust. The Director General Of Central Excise Intelligence has imposed a service tax of Rs 12 crore on Ramdev's trust after alleging that it was...
  • Ramdev alleges witch hunt by UPA government August 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Yoga Guru Ramdev has accused the UPA government of witch hunt after it was announced that his trust Patanjali Yogpeeth's charitable status will be withdrawn. Ramdev claimed that he is being targetted because of his anticorruption movement against the UPA. "Just because we speak against corruption and blackmoney, the...
  • Ramdev's trust set to lose charitable status August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: More trouble for yoga guru Ramdev who has been staging protests against corruption as his trust may lose charitable status. This means that donations will no longer be tax free. The Income Tax Department has said that Ramdev's Patanjali Peeth Yog is not doing any charity but is a...
  • Ramdev's trust to lose charitable status: Sources August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department is all set to cancel the charitable status of yoga guru Baba Ramdev's trust Patanjali Yogpeeth. The department found that while the income of the trust was over Rs 72 crore, it had claimed its income is nil. Ramdev's adviser Ved Pratap Vaidik reacting to...
  • ED slaps notices against Ramdev and his trusts August 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has slapped notices against yoga guru Ramdev and his two trusts for alleged violations of foreign exchange laws. The notices, relating to alleged unaccounted payment of Rs 60 lakh, have been issued to the Divya Yog Mandir Trust and Patanjali Yog Peeth Trust. The notices...
  • Tax evasion probe against Ramdev's trusts begins August 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Revenue department has begun a final tax assessment of the trusts associated with yoga guru Ramdev after service and IT officials recently conducted special probes on these enterprises for alleged tax evasion. Both the revenue collection arms of Finance Ministry's Income Tax and Service Tax departments have recently...
  • HC refuses to quash FIR against Balkrishna December 2, 2011

    Nainital: Uttarakhand High Court on Friday refused to quash an FIR against yoga guru Ramdev's aide Balkrishna filed by CBI for allegedly using fake educational degrees for procuring a passport but said that the stay on his arrest would continue. Pronouncing its verdict on a petition of Balkrishna seeking quashing of...
  • FEMA violation case registered against Ramdev September 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday registered a foreign exchange violation case against Baba Ramdev and his trust. The Directorate has found evidence of Ramdev and his trusts receiving financial aid from the USA, Britain and New Zealand. Ramdev and his trust reportedly received Rs 7 crore from Britain....
  • Discreet probe into Ramdev's offshore assets: ED June 27, 2011

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has begun a discreet probe into the offshore assets and investments made by yoga guru Baba Ramdev and institutions affiliated to him. The ED is probing whether Ramdev's investments and transactions were carried out flouting foreign exchange laws, sources in the Directorate said. On the scanner...
  • CBI likely to register PE against Ramdev's aide June 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The CBI is likely to register a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Balkrishna, a close aide of yoga guru Ramdev, for allegedly using forged documents to acquire multiple passports. CBI sources said the allegations are that Balkrishna had fudged certain documents and has multiple passports, which is a punishable offence...
  • Protest in UK against police crackdown on Ramdev June 19, 2011

    London: Hundreds of people on Sunday demonstrated in front of the British Parliament in protest against the brutal police crackdown on Ramdev at Ramlila ground in New Delhi earlier this month. "We, the people of Indian origin all over the world are deeply depressed, embarrassed and pained by this vulgar...
  • Brand Ramdev: from DVDs to multigrain flour June 9, 2011

    Haridwar: Yoga guru Ramdev's 1,100crore business empire is not just limited to DVDs of his exercise techniques as lifestyle products from multigrain floor to his brand of cosmetics are also in demand. The products sold online as well as shops under the name of Patanjali Yoga Peeth are offering a whole...
  • Ramdev's asset declaration just eyewash June 9, 2011

    Haridwar: Baba Ramdev and his trusted lieutenant Acharya Balkrishna declared the money spent on charity but did not revel their assets, claiming that all their businesses are above suspicion and their accounts are audited regularly. Addressing a press conference in Haridwar on Thursday evening Balkrishna claimed that the total capital of...
  • Govt probes graft charges against Ramdev, aide June 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Baba Ramdev's close associate Acharya Balkrishna has been missing after the June 4 clash at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi. Sources say the Government will probe the alleged fake passport Balkrishna holds. If the immigration department puts up a complaint, action will be taken against him. The going is...
  • Ramdev associates collect cheques worth lakhs June 2, 2011

    New Delhi: There was a massive fund collection taking place in New Delhi for Baba Ramdev's protest fast. CNNIBN, IBN 7 exclusive videos showed funds being collected from followers through cheques. These funds were being collected in camps organised by Patanjali Yog Peeth. It was reported that Ramdev's associates were collecting...