Shobhan Sarkar

  • Allahabad HC dismisses Shobhan Sarkar's petition for digging gold in Fatehpur December 19, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday dismissed the petition of seer Shobhan Sarkar, who had sought directions to the Uttar Pradesh government and the district administration of Fatehpur for allowing excavations in a village where, he believed, huge reserves of gold lay buried. A Division Bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and...
  • No trace of gold at Unnao fort, now Shobhan Sarkar complains he was not invited to the site November 1, 2013

    While the ASI was digging out nothing but broken glass bangles and pieces of rusted iron during the excavation inside Raja Rao Ram Baksh Singh fort in Unnao, seer Shobhan Sarkar on Thursday claimed that gold would be found only if he was invited to the site. Making his first public...
  • Who is Shobhan Sarkar who dreamt of gold treasure in Unnao fort? October 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Daundia Kheda fort of Raja Ram Bux Singh in Unnao and sadhu Shobhan Sarkar have been hogging the limelight for nearly 10 days ever since Sarkar claimed that 1,000 tonnes of gold was lying buried in the fort. The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) which is excavating...
  • Unnao fort digging not for gold: Culture Minister October 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Minister of Culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch has clarified that the excavation at the Unnao fort in Uttar Pradesh is based on Geological Survey of India's report, which said that there are two wells containing alloys. Speaking to CNNIBN, she said that there was no deadline to complete...
  • Shobhan Sarkar's disciple denies controversy over Modi's remark October 22, 2013

    Hindu seer Sadhu Shobhan Sarkar's disciple Om Ji Maharaj has denied the BJP allegations that a political controversy has been created to target Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over the Unnao excavation. He said, "I was allied with the Congress till 1984. After Indira Gandhi's assasination I quit politics. Even...
  • Modi's views on Unnao excavation misinterpreted: Shah October 22, 2013

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah, who is also the party's incharge for Uttar Pradesh, has spoken out in support of the excavation at a fort in Unnao where 1000 tonnes of gold is reported to be buried. Shah claimed that Modi's views on the issue...
  • SC refuses to interfere in ASI's gold hunt in Unnao October 21, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere in the ongoing Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavation for gold supposed to be buried under the ruins of a 19th century fort in UP's Unnao district, saying it cannot pass an order on the basis of assumption. A bench of Chief Justice...
  • UP gold rush: SC refuses to stay excavation at Unnao fort October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has refused to stay the gold digging process at the Unnao fort. The Supreme Court rejected a PIL that asked for the apex court's intervention in the digging. The Supreme Court has said that the Uttar Pradesh government in this case is aware of...
  • UP gold rush: Shobhan Sarkar slams Modi, says he showed no respect to him October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Hindu seer whose dream sparked off the gold rush in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh has now written an open letter to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for questioning the digging. Sadhu Shobhan Sarkar has slammed Modi for saying that the Delhi government has started excavation after...
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  • Bizzare gold rush in UP: Is ASI simply chasing a dream? October 18, 2013

    The gold rush in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao has begun with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) starting the excavation work at the fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh in Duandia Khera village. The excavation work is taking place on a mound near a Shiva temple in the village...
  • Unnao's site has potential to deliver archaeologically: Former ASI director October 18, 2013

    Former ASI director has said that Unnao's site has potential to deliver archaeologically. The gold rush in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao has begun with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) starting the excavation work at the fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh in Duandia Khera village. The excavation work...
  • Unnao's 'Pipli Live' moment: Excavation begins amidst thousands of spectators October 18, 2013

    The gold rush in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao has begun with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) starting the excavation work at the fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh in Duandia Khera village. The excavation work is taking place on a mound near a Shiva temple in the village...
  • News 360: India hunts for treasure in Unnao, PIL seeks SC monitoring October 18, 2013

    Even as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) started the excavation work at the Unnao fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh on Friday to search for 1,000 tonnes of gold reportedly buried under it, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court asking the court to monitor...
  • ASI starts excavation to find gold in Unnao fort October 18, 2013

    Duandia Khera (UP): The gold rush in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao has begun with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) starting the excavation work at the fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh in Duandia Khera village. The excavation work is taking place on a mound near a Shiva...
  • UP treasure hunt: PIL filed in SC seeking supervision of excavation work October 18, 2013

    Unnao: Even as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) started the excavation work at the Unnao fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh on Friday to search for 1,000 tonnes of gold reportedly buried under it, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court asking the court to...
  • UP: ASI to excavate fort in Unnao as sadhu dreams of hidden gold there October 16, 2013

    Unnao: The government's dream to take control of temple gold to rescue a struggling economy may not have gone far. But a sadhu's dream of hidden gold at a fort in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh has prompted the Archaeological Survey of India to survey the area and begin excavation work...