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BJP's Pragya sacked from Defence panel after 'deshbhakt' Godse remark

28 Nov 2019

BJP's Pragya sacked from Defence panel after 'deshbhakt' Godse remark

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has been removed from the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Defence, a day after she referred to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin, Nathuram Godse, as a "deshbhakt (patriot)" during Lok Sabha proceedings.

Row erupts over terror-accused Pragya's nomination to Defence Ministry panel

21 Nov 2019

Row erupts over terror-accused Pragya's nomination to Defence Ministry panel

In a controversial move, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Thakur has been nominated to the parliamentary consultative committee of the Ministry of Defence.

Haven't been elected to clean toilets: Pragya Thakur tells BJP-worker

22 Jul 2019

Haven't been elected to clean toilets: Pragya Thakur tells BJP-worker

Terror accused-turned-parliamentarian, Pragya Thakur, on Sunday sparked yet another controversy when she said she hasn't been elected to "clean toilets".

Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing

23 May 2019

Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing

Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker is known for never shying away from voicing her political opinions on Twitter.

Godse was 'deshbhakt', says BJP's Pragya Thakur; apologizes later

16 May 2019

Godse was 'deshbhakt', says BJP's Pragya Thakur; apologizes later

BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate and Malegaon blasts-accused, Pragya Singh Thakur, on Thursday called Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse a "deshbhakt" (patriot).

Hinduphobia is real, and NaMo needs to act now

01 May 2019

Hinduphobia is real, and NaMo needs to act now

In less than 24 hours, three seemingly unrelated events happened: a) The Print wrote a condescending article on Hindu statues b) Twitter, once again, blocked a pro-right account @TrueIndology c) I met a girl who was "center of left" but didn't know what it means.

Pragya Thakur claims she helped raze Babri Masjid, gets EC-notice

21 Apr 2019

Pragya Thakur claims she helped raze Babri Masjid, gets EC-notice

While the storm over her 'curse' comment was still raging, BJP's Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya sparked a new controversy on Saturday when she claimed she helped demolish Babri Masjid in 1992.

PM Modi defends terror-accused Sadhvi Pragya's candidature from Bhopal

20 Apr 2019

PM Modi defends terror-accused Sadhvi Pragya's candidature from Bhopal

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended BJP's decision to field Malegaon blast case accused Sadhvi Pragya from Bhopal and said this will cost Congress dearly.

Ex-DGP condemns Sadhvi Pragya's remarks on 26/11 hero Hemant Karkare

20 Apr 2019

Ex-DGP condemns Sadhvi Pragya's remarks on 26/11 hero Hemant Karkare

BJP's Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya Thakur's comments on martyred Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare sparked a row on Friday.

Malegaon blast-accused Sadhvi Pragya joins BJP, to contest from Bhopal

17 Apr 2019

Malegaon blast-accused Sadhvi Pragya joins BJP, to contest from Bhopal

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur has formally joined BJP on Wednesday, saying she will fight and win the Lok Sabha elections.

Will BJP choose hardliner Sadhvi Pragya to take on Digvijaya?

09 Apr 2019

Will BJP choose hardliner Sadhvi Pragya to take on Digvijaya?

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is mulling all its options for the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, which has been its bastion for almost three decades.

Malegaon blast: After 10yrs, Purohit, 6 others charged under UAPA

30 Oct 2018

Malegaon blast: After 10yrs, Purohit, 6 others charged under UAPA

A special court in Mumbai framed charges against Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, and five others in the September 2008 Malegaon bomb-blast case.

2008 Malegaon blasts: MCOCA charges dropped against Sadhvi Pragya, Purohit

27 Dec 2017

2008 Malegaon blasts: MCOCA charges dropped against Sadhvi Pragya, Purohit

A special NIA (National Investigation Agency) court in Mumbai has dropped charges under MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act), some sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), and Arms Act against four accused -Sadhvi Pragya, Lt Col Prasad Purohit, Major (retd.) Ramesh Upadhyay, Ajay Rahikar- in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case.

Malegaon blast case: Lt Col Purohit to rejoin Army

22 Aug 2017

Malegaon blast case: Lt Col Purohit to rejoin Army

After eight years in prison, Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Purohit was granted bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case by the Supreme Court, which "set aside" a Bombay HC order.

2008 Malegaon blast: Lt Colonel Purohit gets bail

21 Aug 2017

2008 Malegaon blast: Lt Colonel Purohit gets bail

The SC has granted bail to Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit in the 2008 Malegaon blast case that killed seven.

2008 Malegaon blasts: Sadhvi Pragya gets bail

25 Apr 2017

2008 Malegaon blasts: Sadhvi Pragya gets bail

The Bombay High court granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur who was accused of involvement in the Malegaon blasts. However, co-accused Col Shrikant Purohit has not been granted bail by the court.

JNU MPhil student commits suicide

14 Mar 2017

JNU MPhil student commits suicide

Another MPhil student in JNU, who reportedly belonged to the scheduled caste category committed suicide by hanging himself at a friend's house.

Posters for "Freedom for Kashmir!" surface in JNU

03 Mar 2017

Posters for "Freedom for Kashmir!" surface in JNU

Posters carrying the name of the Democratic Students Union, declaring "Freedom for Kashmir! Free Palestine! Right to self-determination long live", surfaced in JNU.

PM Modi, Amit Shah effigies burned in JNU

13 Oct 2016

PM Modi, Amit Shah effigies burned in JNU

Students of the National Students Union of India burnt the effigies of PM Modi and Amit Shah in JNU. University officials have not stated whether permission was granted for it.

JNU Professor attacked, abused inside campus

11 Oct 2016

JNU Professor attacked, abused inside campus

The Dean of JNU's School of Law and Governance, Amita Singh accused certain faculty members and students of abusing her while she was leaving from an Academic Council meeting.

JNU receives record number of sexual harassment complaints

05 Oct 2016

JNU receives record number of sexual harassment complaints

In the year 2015-2016, Jawaharlal Nehru University received 39 complaints of sexual harassment, the highest in its records.

NIA drops charges in Malegaon blast case

14 May 2016

NIA drops charges in Malegaon blast case

National Investigation Agency (NIA) dropped all charges against Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and five others in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.