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  • Petition against Narayan Sai disguising as a Sikh dismissed 17 hours 44 minutes ago

    A local court has dismissed a revision petition against Narayan Sai, the son of disgraced spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, seeking action for masquerading as a Sikh when he was arrested last year, and thereby "hurting the religious sentiments". The petition, filed by Yuva Sikh Morcha's Gandeep Singh Bhatia here, was dismissed...
  • Judgement reserved in case related to hurting Sikh sentiments 5 days ago

    A local court reserved its judgement on Friday on a revision petition filed on the issue of Narayan Sai allegedly hurting Sikh religious sentiments by sporting a Sikh style turban and beard, when he was nabbed by the police. The decision was reserved by the Additional Session Judge AK Paliwal until...
  • Proposal for Rs 1,000 minimum monthly pension approved: Government July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has approved minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 under Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) run by the retirement body Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Parliament was informed on Monday. The decision of the government would immediately benefit 28 lakh pensioners including 5 lakh widows getting less than Rs...
  • Shankaracharya Swaroopanand takes on Sai Baba: Is it a battle for religious supremacy? July 4, 2014

    Questioning Shirdi Sai baba for being worshiped as a Hindu god, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has said that Sai baba was someone "who used to eat meat and worship Allah, a man like that can never be a Hindu god." ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 3, 2014

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  • Sai baba used to eat meat, how can he be called a Hindu god: Shankaracharya July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Questioning Shirdi Sai Baba's status as a Hindu god, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati said that Sai Baba was someone "who used to eat meat and worshipped Allah, (and) a man like that can never be a Hindu god." He also claimed that the devotees of Sai Baba use pictures of...
  • Spat between Shankaracharya, Sai devotees gets ugly, reaches court July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The spat between Shirdi Sai devotees and Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has turned uglier and reached the court. The Naga seers have now sided with Shankaracharya. The Nagas have said that if Shankaracharya is insulted, they will take to the streets in protest. The Naga sadhus have called this...
  • Shankaracharya's comment on Sai Baba is his personal view: BJP June 30, 2014

    BJP on Sunday refused to be dragged into the reported exchange of words between Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati and Union Minister Uma Bharti over the alleged comments made by the seer on the Sai Baba of Shirdi. "This is the matter among the seers, and BJP is a political party. Whatever...
  • Sai Baba was a Muslim, should not be worshipped like a Hindu deity: Shankaracharya June 30, 2014

    Refusing to budge from his stand on Shirdi Sai Baba, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand on Sunday described him as a Muslim ascetic who could not be worshipped like a Hindu deity and said his campaign to protect the Hindu religion will continue even if he is sent to jail. "They may burn...
  • Case filed against Dwaraka Peeth Shankaracharya for remarks against Sai baba June 28, 2014

    A case was filed in a local court on Saturday against the Shankaracharya of Dwarka Peeth, Swaroopananda Saraswati, for his alleged remarks against Sai baba of Shirdi. The first hearing of the case, filed by local lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha, would be held in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate S...
  • Dwaraka Peeth seer supports Shankaracharya's Sai Baba remarks June 28, 2014

    The controversy surrounding Swami Swaroopanand's remarks against Sai Baba refused to die down on Saturday with a potential successor to the Shankaracharya of Dwaraka Peeth supporting his guru's view by saying that the ability to perform miracles can't be mistaken for religion. "When the Shankaracharya began purifying the society, there were...
  • Saina, Sindhu in quarters of Australian Super Series June 26, 2014

    Sydney: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu entered the quarterfinals of the Australian Super Series on Thursday after posting comfortable victories in their respective women's singles second round matches here. However, India's campaign was over in both the men's singles and men's doubles events. As expected, world No. 8 Saina had...
  • Badminton: Praneeth, Thulasi reach second round of Australia Open June 25, 2014

    Sydney: Young shuttlers B Sai Praneeth and P C Thulasi crossed the opening hurdle without breaking any sweat but it was curtains for five Indian doubles pairs in the USD 750,000 Star Australian Super Series on Wednesday. World no. 77 Praneeth brushed aside local shuttler Hoe Keat Oon 21-7, 21-11 in...
  • Vishnu Deo Sai, face of Scheduled Tribes in Chhattisgarh May 26, 2014

    Vishnu Deo Sai, face of Scheduled Tribes in Chhattisgarh, is the lone representative from the state to be sworn in as Minister of State in the Narendra Modi government. 50-year-old Sai, a fourth time MP, represents Raigarh constituency. Sai, a tribal leader, was crucial in ensuring BJP's victory in Chhattisgarh Assembly and...
  • SAI backs IOA on plan to bid for 2019 Asian Games May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India on Wednesday backed the IOA on its plan to bid for the 2019 Asian Games, saying that the country has the infrastructure to stage the multi-sporting event which is now without a host venue after Vietnam capital Hanoi's withdrawal. SAI Director General Jiji Thomson told...
  • SAI hits back at India hockey coach Terry Walsh May 3, 2014

    Sports Authority of India on Friday hit back at hockey chief coach Terry Walsh's outburst against holding the camp for World Cup-bound side in sweltering heat, saying that it was the national federation and team management which had decided it. SAI Director General Jiji Thomson said it was not possible to...
  • Former Congress leader vs sitting Congress MP in the Rajampet battle May 2, 2014

    It's the battle of the turncoat candidates who have defected from the Congress including former union minister Purandeshwari. CNN-IBN's Preeti Singh caught up with the two candidates battling out in the Rajampet Constituency of Seemandhra - D Purandeshwari and Congress's incumbent Sai Prathap. ...
  • India win seven medals in international gymnastics event in Perth April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian gymnasts returned with a rich haul of seven medals, including three golds, from the International Commonwealth Championships held at Perth, Australia from April 26 to 27. According to a Sports Authority of India (SAI) statement, apart from three gold medals Indian gymnasts also bagged three silver and one...
  • Divine Lovers: Sai Kabir announces next project starring Kangana Ranaut, Irrfan Khan April 29, 2014

    Mumbai: After playing the startling female lead of 'Revolver Rani', Kangana Ranaut is all set to do another film with the movie's director Sai Kabir. The new project, titled 'Divine Lovers', will also feature Irrfan Khan. "I'm doing a film called 'Divine Lovers' with Kangana and Irrfan in the lead. It...
  • e Lounge Unwind: Kangana Ranaut, Vir Das talk about 'Revolver Rani' April 26, 2014

    Directed by Sai Kabir, 'Revolver Rani' starring Kangana Ranaut and Vir Das is a comedy drama film. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Kangana said that in Revolver Rani she has played a very dark character. The actress added that the film is not about one character, but of many characters. While Vir...
  • No other actress in the industry could have done the role of 'Revolver Rani' except for Kangana Ranaut: Sai Kabir April 20, 2014

    Debut director Sai Kabir feels that Kangana Ranaut is the best choice for playing the female lead in the upcoming black comedy 'Revolver Rani'. The 27-year-old 'Queen' star will be seen playing a politician with a quirky dressing sense. "Kangana has proved out to be the best choice for the...
  • Srikanth enters semis, Sindhu crashes out of Singapore Open April 11, 2014

    Singapore: India's Kidambi Srikanth registered a hard-fought win to enter the semi-finals of the men's singles event of the Singapore Super Series even as P V Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth crashed out in straight games, here on Friday. Srikanth got the better of world number 14 Hun Yu of Hong...
  • I can give it to you in writing, nobody will marry me after watching 'Revolver Rani': Kangana Ranaut April 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut, who will be seen in a bold performance in 'Revolver Rani', says nobody will marry her after watching this film. "Nobody is going to marry me after watching this film... I can give it to you in writing," Kangana told reporters during the press conference for the...
  • Saina Nehwal out but Sindhu advances to 2nd round of Singapore Open April 10, 2014

    Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal's poor form in international arena continued as she suffered a first round exit in the Singapore Open Super Series while PV Sindhu made her way into the pre-quarterfinals after a hard-fought victory in women's singles on Wednesday. World number eight Saina fought for an hour and...
  • Praneeth, Prannoy, Thulasi reach 2nd round of Singapore Open April 9, 2014

    Singapore: Indian shuttlers B Sai Praneeth, H S Prannoy and P C Thulasi advanced to the second round of the USD 300,000 Singapore Super Series after registering contrasting victories on the opening day of the main draw on Wednesday. World number 45 Praneeth, who had come close to beating world no....
  • She is negative, brutal and very exciting: Kangana Ranaut on her role in 'Revolver Rani' April 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut says her next movie 'Revolver Rani' has the flavour of a pulp fiction novel by Hindi writer Ved Prakash Sharma. Talking about the movie, Kangana said: "This is actually a character of a neurotic and the woman who we are going to see and the film that...
  • Young shuttlers to lead Indian challenge in Malaysia March 24, 2014

    Johor Bahru: With top brass skipping the tournament, young guns of Indian badminton, including Sourabh Varma and Arundhati Pantawane, will brace up for the challenge when they begin their campaign at the USD 120,000 Malaysian Grand Prix Gold, starting with the qualifiers at Pasir Gudang on Tuesday. After back-to-back tournaments, top...
  • Asaram sexual assault case: Bike-borne assailants throw acid at 2 witnesses March 17, 2014

    Two unidentified men in Surat on Sunday threw acid at one of the witnesses in the rape case against the self-styled godman Asaram, police said. This is a third attack targeting a witness in the rape cases against Asaram and his son. "A witness in the rape case against Asaram has suffered...
  • Acid attack on witness in rape case against Asaram March 16, 2014

    Two unidentified men in Surat on Sunday threw acid at one of the witnesses in the rape case against the self-styled godman Asaram, police said. This is a third attack targeting a witness in the rape cases against Asaram and his son. "A witness in the rape case against Asaram has suffered...
  • Court dismisses plea against Narayan Sai for hurting sentiments by wearing turban February 26, 2014

    A local court dismissed an application against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai charging him with hurting the sentiments of Sikh community by donning a turban to evade arrest in a sexual assault case. President of local outfit 'Yuva Sikh Morcha', Gagandeep Singh Bhatia, had filed an application in the...