Saraswati

  • 11 juvenile inmates escape from remand home 05-02-2014 02:56 PM

    Eleven juvenile inmates escaped from a remand home in a village in Bihar's Bhojpur district after removing the grill of a room. Taking advantage of noise at a cultural programme being held at the remand home in Dhanpura village on occasion of Saraswati Puja, 11 inmates made good their escape...
  • Aaradhya Bachchan learns to write her first letter on Saraswati Puja 05-02-2014 01:59 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says that his two-year-old granddaughter Aaradhya was introduced to education and learning on Saraswati Puja. The toddler was given a slate and chalk to scribble with. "This morning early on the 4th (Feb 4) was an auspicious day, Saraswati Puja, a day of learning and...
  • Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati stable after hospitalisation in Nellore 03-02-2014 08:45 AM

    Nellore: Kanchi Sankaracharya Sri Jayendra Saraswati is stable after being rushed to a hospital following a heart attack on Saturday. The seer has been kept in the ICU for observation. He was hospitalised on Saturday in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh after he complained of drowsiness and weakness, the police...
  • Senior priest slaps journalist on being asked about Narendra Modi 23-01-2014 01:13 PM

    New Delhi: Senior priest of the Dwarka Shradha Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati is caught in a controversy after he slapped a media person. The senior priest was caught on camera slapping the journalist angry over a question regarding Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi's candidature. Swaroopanand Saraswati...
  • Sankararaman murder: Kanchi Shankaracharya acquitted 27-11-2013 11:03 AM

    Pondicherry: In a major relief for Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati and his followers, all 23 accused in the Shankararaman murder case have been acquitted by a court in Pondicherry. The judge said that the complainant had failed to support the prosecution. The murdered Sankararaman's wife and daughter did not recognise...
  • Sankararaman murder case: The political ramifications 27-11-2013 10:45 AM

    Chennai: A Pondicherry court will deliver its verdict in the Sankararaman murder case where pontiffs Jayendra and Vijayendra Saraswati are the prime accused. The 9-year-old murder case had far reaching political ramifications. Jayendra Saraswati, pontiff and high priest of Hinduism, was someone who was revered by the rich and the...
  • Sankararaman case verdict today; Kanchi seer, junior accused 27-11-2013 07:45 AM

    Chennai: On September 3, 2004, a man named Sankararaman, a manager of the Varadarajaperumal temple in Kanchipuram, was brutally murdered. It would have passed off as just one of those senseless crimes, had it not been for an investigative report in Tamil magazine Nakkeeran, linking the murder to the de...
  • Swami Lakshmananda Saraswati murder case: All convicts get life term 03-10-2013 12:45 PM

    Kandhamal: All eight convicts in the murder case of Swami Lakshmananda Saraswati have been sentenced to life. The ADJ court in Kandhamal had earlier convicted all the eight - Duryodhan Suna Majhi, Munda Bada Majhi, Sanatan Bada Majhi, Garnatha Chalanseth, Bijay Kumar Samseth, Bhaskar Suna Majhi and Budhadev Nayak -...
  • Odisha: Maoist leader convicted in Laxmananda Saraswati murder case 01-10-2013 02:16 PM

    A Maoist leader was on Tuesday convicted by a court in Kandhamal district for the murder of senior VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati and four others five years ago. Additional Sessions Judge Rajendra Kumar Tosh held Pulari Rama Rao alias Uday, a Maoist leader from Andhra Pradesh, guilty for the murder...
  • Odisha: 7 convicted for VHP leader Laxmanananda murder, sentencing on Oct 3 30-09-2013 02:57 PM

    Phulbani (Odisha): Seven persons were convicted in the murder of senior VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati and four others by a court in Odisha's Kandhamal district on Monday. Additional District Judge Rajendra Kumar Tosh found the seven guilty and reserved the order for pronouncement of the quantum of punishment for October...
  • 'Abused goddesses' spread message against domestic violence 06-09-2013 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: Three award-winning ads with images of bruised Hindu goddesses - Saraswati, Durga and Lakshmi - attempt to spread a strong message against domestic violence in India."Pray that we never see this day. Today more than 68% of women in India are victims of domestic violence. Tomorrow it seems...
  • 25 years in making, Hindu encyclopedia set to be unveiled 25-08-2013 09:13 AM

    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...
  • News briefs: Jaipur gets country’s first textile park 26-07-2013 09:41 PM

    The first textile park of India has been set up in Jaipur. The park is an initiative of the ministry of Textile and SITP scheme. A common influent treatment plant has also been set up in the park for recycling of the fountain water. Workshops, seminars, training programs, black print,...
  • Uttarakhand: Woman, who delivered baby with help of Army doctors, evacuated to Dharchula 24-06-2013 12:37 PM

    New Delhi: Saraswati Devi, one of the mothers who delivered a baby in Sabola Area of rain-ravanged Uttarakhand, is evacuated to Dharchula on Monday. Army doctor Captain Febha Susan helped deliver two babies - a boy and a girl- at the makeshift medical centre on Sunday. When the team led...
  • Author Anjali Joseph bags two global awards 27-06-2011 02:30 PM

    New Delhi: Mumbai-born author Anjali Joseph, whose debut novel "Swarasati Park" created a splash in the literary circles by winning the Betty Trask award, has won the Desmond Elliot Prize. The novel is about a Mumbai housing complex and the lives of its inmates, says a statement from the award...
  • Swami on 4-month fast to save Ganga, dies 13-06-2011 07:20 PM

    Dehradun: Swami Nigamananda Saraswati, a member of Matri Sadan, an ashram on the banks of the Ganga in Haridwar, had been on a fast for almost four months, died on Monday. He was protesting against the illegal mining that is polluting the Ganga. The Swami had recently gone into coma...
  • Saraswati Teertha water for Sai's last rites 24-04-2011 06:23 PM

    Kurukshetra: A pitcher of holy water and soil from the Saraswati Teertha, a pilgrimage spot from where the ancient Saraswati river is said to have emerged, will be flown to the Prashanti Nilayam for the last rites of Godman Sathya Sai Baba, who passed away in Puttaparthi on Sunday. A...
  • US: Hindu guru gets 14-yr jail for molestation 09-03-2011 01:46 PM

    Houston: A US jury on Wednesday sentenced an elderly Hindu religious leader to 14 years in prison and fined a $ 10,000 on each of 20 counts of molesting two girls who grew up on the ashram he founded and led in Central Texas. Prakashanand Saraswati, known to his devotees...
  • Kandhamal: 18 acquitted in 2008 riot cases 29-01-2011 09:47 AM

    Bhubaneswar: A fast track court in Orissa acquitted 18 people in two cases of rioting in the Kandhamal district in 2008, a lawyer said on Saturday. While 10 people were booked for burning the house of Sramika Digal, eight people were booked for torching John Nayak's house. Both the incidents...
  • India at Davos: jobs, rising prices on agenda 27-01-2011 07:40 AM

    New Delhi: Rising commodity prices, global economic risks and increasing unemployment are the issues that have made headlines at the World Economic Forum at Davos. About 2,500 global leaders are attending the summit and India is fielding its biggest-ever delegation of 125 CEOs and senior ministers like Home Minister P...
  • Book extract: Saraswati Park 10-08-2010 04:13 PM

    Feted for its electric chaos, the city of Bombay also accommodates pockets of calm. In one such enclave works Mohan, a contemplative man who has spent his life observing people from his seat as a letter-writer outside the main post office, but whose lack of engagement has caused a thawing...