Pragya

  • 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...
  • Hawaa Hawaai: 10 life hacks from Amole Gupte's latest film May 8, 2014

    They not only make us think differently, but also make us weep and value our relationships and often, instigate us to do the impossible. Yes, that's what inspirational films like 'Hawaa Hawaai' do to us. Interestingly, Amole Gupte's much-anticipated film, which features son Partho and actor Saqib Saleem in key...
  • 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...
  • Shiv Sena-BJP threaten to disrupt governor's budget speech February 23, 2014

    The opposition Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday threatened to disrupt Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan's budget session speech Monday over four crucial issues, including the Adarsh Society scam. The opposition boycotted Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's customary session-eve tea party Sunday evening and demanded replies to four crucial issues, including rejection of...
  • 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,...
  • Pragya Thakur's condition worsens, shifted to Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital February 5, 2014

    Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a key suspect in the murder of RSS Pracharak Sunil Joshi, has been admitted to a cancer hospital here after her condition deteriorated. Pragya, who was diagnosed with cancer last year and had been undergoing treatment at the Pandit Khushilal Ayurveda Hospital, was shifted to Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer...
  • Pragya on Abhishek Kapoor: Hopefully we will get married soon October 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Model-actress Pragya, who has been dating filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor for quite some time, says they are planning to tie the knot soon. "Hopefully we will get married very soon. I can't say when, but yes very soon," Pragya told IANS. She has been dating Kapoor since he began work on...
  • Abhishek Kapoor's girlfriend Pragya to debut in Amol Gupte's next October 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor's girlfriend Pragya, who is debuting in Bollywood with "Hawaa Hawaai", says she liked the script and agreed to do it for emotional reasons. Directed by Amol Gupte "Hawaa Hawaai" also features Saqib Saleem, Makrand Deshpande, Partho Gupte among others. "I just fell in love with the script and...
  • Will quit if I have lost your confidence, says Uddhav to Sena cadre October 13, 2013

    Seeking to strike an emotional note at the first annual Dussehra rally of Shiv Sena after the death of its founder Bal Thackeray, party president Uddhav Thackeray, on Sunday, said he was ready to quit if the cadre had no faith in him. "If you feel that I have lost your...
  • 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...
  • Sunil Joshi murder case: NIA likely to name Pragya in its chargesheet July 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will on Saturday file a chargesheet in the murder of former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak' (preacher) Sunil Joshi. Sadhvi Pragya Thakur is likely to be named as the key accused in the case. The NIA believes that Joshi was murdered due to differences...
  • CJ Pragya raises awareness about acid attacks June 16, 2013

    Pragya, an acid attack victim from Bangalore, creates awareness about acid attacks on women. She appeals for stricter laws to deter the criminals from committing such heinous crime. CJ Pragya is now running an anti-acid attack campaign called stopacidattacks.org. ...
  • 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 CNN-IBN 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 CNN-IBN 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,"...
  • Is RSS functionary Indresh Kumar a political target? February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: A key person in the investigation into right wing terror is senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary Indresh Kumar. But have the investigating agencies been able to crack the nature of Indresh's alleged role or have they reached a dead end? A defiant and aggressive Indresh Kumar said that...
  • 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...
  • Samjhauta blast: Key accused to be produced in court today December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The accused in the 2007 Samjhauta blast will be produced in the Panchkula court on Monday. The key suspect, Ranjender Chaudhary, was arrested on Saturday in Madhya Pradesh by the National Investigation Agency. The arrest of Chouhan, believed to be a close aide of Ramji Kalsangra and Sandeep Dange,...
  • Israel embassy car blast: RSS questions bail to Kazmi October 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Saturday questioned the bail granted to chief accused in the Israel embassy car blast case, Syed Mohammed Kazmi, saying that if he was given bail, why hadn't Sadhvi Pragya Thakur been granted bail yet. RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav Varanasi said, " Justice Kabir,...
  • Malegaon blast: Court to hear Pragya's bail plea September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: A MCOCA court will hear Sadhvi Pragya Thakur's bail plea in the Malegaon blast case on Monday. She is the key accused in the 2006 Malegaon blast case and has been in custody for the past four years. Pragya had earlier sought bail on health grounds claiming she...
  • Samjhauta blast: NIA arrest key accused February 13, 2012

    New Delhi: In a possible breakthrough in the Samjhauta Express blast investigation, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday claimed to have arrested the man who allegedly placed the bomb on the India-Pakistan train in February 2007. The suspect has been identified as Kamal Chouhan, who is a resident of Indore. NIA...
  • Sadhvi Pragya allowed to travel to Bhopal February 9, 2012

    Mumbai: In a relief for sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, prime accused in the September 2008 Malegaon blast case, the Bombay High Court on Thursday allowed her to travel in second class AC compartment to Bhopal for appearance in another trial there. The division bench of justices VM Kanade and PD Kode...
  • Malegaon blast: NIA opposes Sadhvi Pragya's bail January 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has opposed the bail plea of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, saying she has a direct role in the 2008 Malegaon Blasts. Her motorcycle was allegedly used to plant the bomb. The agency also says there is strong incriminating evidence against her. The case will...
  • Malegaon blast: Pragya's bail hearing today December 29, 2011

    New Delhi: A Special Judge of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court is scheduled to hear Sadhvi Pragya Thakur's bail application on Thursday. She is the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast that killed 6 people and injured 100 others. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will file its...
  • Malegaon blast: Pragya's bail hearing today December 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The special MCOCA court is expected to hear Sadhvi Pragya Thakur's bail application on Monday. Sadhvi Pragya Thakur is one of the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. In October, the Supreme OCurt had rejected her bail application. The NIA is likely to reply on the...
  • Malegaon blast: Sadhvi Pragya moves court for bail again November 18, 2011

    Sadhvi Pragya claims there are no specific charges against her and no incriminating evidence has been recovered. ...