Sadhvi

  • 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...
  • NIA files chargesheet in RSS pracharak Sunil Joshi murder case August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday filed a chargesheet in the murder of former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak (preacher) Sunil Joshi. Three people has been chargesheeted in the case that dates back to 2007. NIA said that the RSS man was killed for making sexual advances towards Sadhvi...
  • BJP MP Sadhvi Savitri Bai Phoole demands dismissal of UP government August 8, 2014

    A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP on Friday demanded dismissal of the Uttar Pradesh government saying women have no security under the Akhilesh Yadav led dispensation. Participating in a discussion on atrocities on women in Lok Sabha, Sadhvi Savitri Bai Phoole claimed that crime against women in Uttar Pradesh has been...
  • BJP MP Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti attacked, escapes unhurt June 15, 2014

    An attempt was made on the life of newlyelected BJP MP Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti allegedly by three persons but she managed to escape unhurt, police said in Fatehpur on Sunday. The incident occurred last night as the MP was returning from a function at Avas Vikas colony, police added. In her...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi gets bail December 4, 2013

    BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi, arrested for her alleged role in recent riots in Muzaffarnagar, was on Tuesday granted bail by a local court. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sunder Lal gave bail to Prachi on two sureties of Rs 2,000 each. She had surrendered before the court on Monday. Police had registered...
  • 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...
  • Masuri fears communal tension after riots in Muzaffarnagar September 15, 2013

    Ghaziabad: The images of carnage from the communal disturbances that had rocked the sleepy village of Masuri village in Ghaziabad have still not faded away from the memory the residents one year after the incident took place on September 14 2012. The district still continues to remain on the edge as...
  • 25 years in making, Hindu encyclopedia set to be unveiled August 25, 2013

    A comprehensive encyclopedia of one of the world's major religions is set to be unveiled next week in South Carolina. The 11-volume work covers Hindu spiritual beliefs, practices and philosophy, and is the culmination of a 25-year academic effort. The encyclopedia is written in English and includes about 7,000 articles on...
  • 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...
  • Modi lauds Sadhvi Ritambhara for 'Vatsalyagram' project May 21, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed 'Vatsalyagram' project of VHP leader Sadhvi Ritambhara. "If one was to truly understand Sadhvi Ritambharaji and her work, one must also look at her role in building Vatsalyagram," Modi said. He was addressing a gathering on the occasion of the groundbreaking...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey April 12, 2013

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  • 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...
  • MP: Man molests, brutalizes Jain sadhvi; arrested March 24, 2013

    Bhind: A Jain sadhvi was allegedly molested and assaulted by her neighbour after she was kidnapped from her father's house at Mau town in the district by unidentified persons, police said on Saturday. The incident occurred on March 18 when unidentified persons abducted the sadhvi from her father's house and...
  • 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,"...
  • 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,...
  • Babri demolition: SC directs expeditious hearing December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed a Rae Bareily court to expeditiously hear Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leader LK Advani and 19 others against whom charge of criminal conspiracy was dropped by the trial court. Expressing deep anguish over non appearence of the counsel for...
  • 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...
  • Decide on Ritambhara's passport plea: HC to Centre August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to accord a personal hearing to VHP leader Sadhvi Ritambhara and pass a reasoned order on her plea for issuance of a passport for ten years instead of one as she frequently visits abroad for giving religious discourses. "The present...
  • Bihar: Two sadhvis gangraped in an ashram August 27, 2012

    Bhagalpur: Two sadhvis at the Maharshi Mehi Ashram in Bhagalpur were allegedly gangraped by its incharge and his associates, police said on Monday. The sadhvis, who were sisters, were gangraped by the Ashram incharge Swami Aryanand and his associates in a field inside the premises on Sunday night. The accused were identified...
  • Ramdev refuses to rule out Hindutva leaders at fast April 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev on Saturday refused to rule out Hindutva leaders like Sadhvi Ritambara sharing dais during his joint fast with Anna Hazare in June in New Delhi, a demand reportedly put forward by Team Anna. However, he sought to downplay the uneasiness in Team Anna over the alliance...
  • 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 IndiaPakistan train in February 2007. The suspect has been identified as Kamal Chouhan, who is a resident of Indore. NIA...