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  • Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar decline Padma award Yesterday

    New Delhi/Bangalore: Yoga guru Ramdev and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar have declined any Padma award for them reportedly being considered by central government on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day. In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Ramdev referred to media reports that the Government...
  • Ramdev declines Padma award, writes to Home Minister Rajnath Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev has declined any Padma award for him reportedly being considered by central government on the occasion of 66th Republic Day. In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, he referred to media reports that the Government was considering his name for Padma Vibushan, the second...
  • LK Advani should not be given Padma award along with Ramdev: KC Tyagi 2 days ago

    The opposition meanwhile has said that LK Advani shouldn't be given the award along with Ramdev baba. "It is insulting to Advani if Ramdev is getting the award because many cases are running on Ramdev," said KC Tyagi. ...
  • LK Advani, Ramdev, Amitabh Bachchan likely to be honoured with Padma award: Sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani is likely to be on the list of people to be honoured with Padma awards this year. Yoga guru Ramdev, who campaigned excessively for the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, is also likely to be awarded. Among the actors, sources...
  • Kiran Bedi better suited to be Delhi CM than Arvind Kejriwal, says Ramdev January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev backed Bharatiya Janata Party member Kiran Bedi's candidature for Delhi chief ministerial post. He said Bedi is better suited to become Delhi's next chief minister than Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal. The remarks came even as Bedi is gearing up for a direct fight...
  • Ramdev made Haryana's brand ambassador January 15, 2015

    Haridwar: The BJP government in Haryana which has ambitious plans to promote yoga and ayurveda in a big way has appointed yoga guru Ramdev its brand ambassador. Announcing this at a press conference at the Divya Yog Mandir, Haryana's minister of sports and health Anil Vij said a herbal forest would...
  • Yoga guru Ramdev displays wrestling skills January 5, 2015

    Haridwar: Yoga guru Ramdev on Monday displayed his wrestling skills at an event held at Patanjali Yogpeeth to mark its 20th foundation day. Ramdev took part in wrestling bout with 65 kg weight category wrestler Vipin after being ushered into the ring by famous wrestler Sushil Kumar's team. Ramdev said he had...
  • Watch: Ramdev showcases his wrestling skills to celebrate his ashram's foundation day January 5, 2015

    Yoga teacher Ramdev was spotted wrestling on Monday at a function to celebrate his ashram's foundation day in Haridwar. Ramdev said he picked up his wrestling skills during his stay at the 'gurukul'. ...
  • 'PK' is not against any religion: Ramdev aide January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: An aide to yoga guru Ramdev says there is nothing wrong with Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' and that it only exposes those who misuse religion. Ved Pratap Vaidik told IANS that he was amazed at the kind of people denouncing the movie. He said Ramdev might revise his critical views...
  • 'PK' backlash: Movies which show against Hinduism should be boycotted, says Ramdev December 29, 2014

    After the Bajrang Dal staged protests against Aamir Khan's new film 'PK' in Bhopal and Ahmedabad, yogaguru Ramdev said, "Before speaking anything against Christianity and Islam, people think twice but when it comes to Hinduism, anyone speak anything against of it. It is very unfortunate. These people and films should...
  • Censor Board will not remove any scenes from Rajkumar Hirani's 'PK' December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid demands by Hindu outfits to ban alleged objectionable scenes from Aamir Khan 'PK', the Censor Board has refused to take any such action. Leela Samson, chairperson of Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC), said the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it has...
  • UN to declare June 21 as World Yoga Day, says Sushma Swaraj December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The United Nations will soon declare June 21 as World Yoga Day following a proposal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday. "Three months ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to the world community that India's yoga should be celebrated as...
  • Ramdev given 'Z' category security by Modi government November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Yoga exponent Ramdev has been provided with a 'Z' category security by the Central government taking into account his "vulnerability to attacks from his opponents". The decision has been taken by the Home Ministry after receiving inputs from security agencies and increased perception of threat to Ramdev, official sources...
  • Ramdev visits Kedarnath on invitation of Congress led Uttarakhand government October 22, 2014

    Haridwar: Yoga guru Ramdev visited Kedarnath on the invitation of the Congress-led government in Uttarakhand, saying he had accepted the invite in the "interest of the state and the country". "(Chief Minister Harish) Rawat invited a baba to visit the dham of another baba (abode of lord shiva), he extended...
  • Actors game for Modi's 'Clean India' challenge October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Accepting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' challenge, actor Salman Khan pledged support to the cause. "Me & my Foundation accept the invite from our honourable Prime Minister for Swachh Bharat and will give our 100% for #MyCleanIndia," the actor tweeted. Earlier in the day, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan,...
  • Government's health policy will lay emphasis on Ayurveda: Harsh Vardhan August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said the government would work towards enhancing Ayurveda's global acceptance as evidencebased medicine. Speaking to reporters at Haridwar after laying foundation stone of a Global Museum of Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine at yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Yoga...
  • Ramdev takes students to Gangotri despite alert, stranded due to heavy rains July 16, 2014

    Dehradun: Heavy rains are wreaking havoc in Uttarakhand. Thousands have been stranded in Gangotri including Yoga guru Ramdev. The Yoga guru has been stuck at the higher reaches with around 400 students. He had reportedly gone ahead with the programme despite an alert issued by the Met department of Uttarakhand. The...
  • After Hafiz Saeed meeting, Ramdev aide Vaidik sparks a row on Kashmir July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Ramdev aide and journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik who has been making headlines for his "interview" with Jamat ud Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed has stoked another controversy by pitching for an independent Kashmir. In an interview to Pakistan's Dawn News, Vaidik pressed for more power to Kashmir, adding that if...
  • I met him to analyse his mind: Vaidik on meeting Hafiz Saeed July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik, whose meeting with 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore has kicked up a row, on Monday defended himself by saying he only wanted to analyse the Pakistani terror group leader's mind to "perceive his motivation about India". Asked what was his objective in...
  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Ramdev aide's meeting with Hafiz Saeed July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition Congress on Monday created uproar in Rajya Sabha over reported meeting of a journalist considered close to yoga guru Ramdev with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, leading to two adjournments during Question Hour. Though the government clarified that it had nothing to do with...
  • Ramdev defends aide Ved Pratap Vaidik who met Hafiz Saeed July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev came to the defence of his close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik who is under attack over his alleged meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Ramdev said that Vaidik met the dreaded terrorist in his capacity as a journalist. Vaidik said, "I have been meeting all the...
  • Not desperate for a ministry, can be the PM if I want to, says Ramdev May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party supporter and yoga teacher Ramdev said that if he could have become the Prime Minister, Member of Parliament or a Chief Minister if he wanted to. In an interview to CNNIBN, he said, "I am not desperate for any ministry. If I wanted, I could...
  • Hope the BJP accepts different religions, sexualities; Ramdev not a great role model: Sonam Kapoor May 21, 2014

    Cannes: The Narendra Modi wave has also reached the Cannes Film Festival and actor Sonam Kapoor spoke to CNNIBN's Sushant Mehta on her expectations from the new Prime Minister and the government. She said even though there are some people connected to the BJP who are not great role models,...
  • Arun Jaitley compares Ramdev with Mahatma Gandhi, JP Narayan May 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has kicked up a storm by comparing yoga guru Ramdev with Mahatma Gandhi and Jaiprakash Narayan. The remarks came at a function in Delhi where Jaitley "thanked" Ramdev for "awakening" the voters and compared his efforts with the struggles undertaken by national leaders...
  • After Ram and Krishna, new krantikari in the incarnation of Modi: Ramdev May 16, 2014

    Yoga guru Ramdev said on Friday, "I said that after lord Ram and lord Krishna, there will a krantikari in the incarnation of Modi that has finally happened. Gujarat has given many great men to India." ...
  • Ramdev faces Rs 1,000 cr defamation suit for remark on Rahul May 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: An NGO in Ahmedabad has filed a civil defamation suit against yoga guru Ramdev, seeking damages of Rs 1,000 crore, for making an antiDalit remark while taking a dig at the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. The yoga guru landed in a controversy last month when he said that Rahul...
  • Honeymoon remark: Supreme Court stays proceedings against Ramdev May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed all proceedings against yoga teacher Ramdev in different parts of the country for his controversial "honeymoon" remark targeting Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over visiting homes of Dalits. A bench of Chief Justice RM Lodha also issued notice to police in all states...
  • SC to hear Ramdev's plea to club all the FIRs on his honeymoon remark May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear yoga teacher Baba Ramdev's plea to club all the FIRs from different parts of the country on his controversial 'honeymoon' remarks against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Ramdev has also sought that that the police must be restrained from taking coercive action against...
  • FIR against Ramdev under Atrocities Act for remark on Rahul Gandhi May 7, 2014

    Mumbai: An FIR was registered against the yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday for his controversial statement about the Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi. Ramdev's statement that Gandhi goes to Dalit homes for "picnics and honeymoon" had kicked up a controversy recently. "An FIR has been registered...
  • Ramdev urges voters to come out and vote for the nation May 7, 2014

    Yoga guru Ramdev was one of the earliest voters in Haridwar. He urged voters to come out of home and exercise their franchise. ...