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Local residents and police clear debris at the blast site in Malegaon, about 260 km northeast of Mumbai, on September 30, 2008.(File photo)

Trial in 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case to resume on December 3

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 03:02 PM IST
The direction came on the plea of family members of a victim, requesting the special court to expedite the trial
Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit has opposed his prosecution in the Malegaon blast case against him citing lack of sanction to prosecute.(PTI Photo)
Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit has opposed his prosecution in the Malegaon blast case against him citing lack of sanction to prosecute.(PTI Photo)

Malegaon blast victim’s father allowed to contest Lt Col Purohit’s plea

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 02:01 PM IST
Purohit has moved the HC claiming that he was being prosecuted for actions while discharging his duty as an army officer despite absence of proper sanction to prosecute as mandated under provisions of the criminal procedure code.
Bombay high court(File photo)
Bombay high court(File photo)

Malegaon blast: Bombay HC to pass orders on implead plea on Friday

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 05:38 PM IST
A bench of Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik on Wednesday heard Bilal’s counsel senior advocate BA Desai and Purohit’s counsel Neela Gokhale before closing the arguments for order.
The rise in cases in Aurangbad, Solapur, Nagpur, Malegaon in Nashik has caught the state machinery off guard. During his video conference on Sunday, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray directed the respective district and civic authorities to contain the cases.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The rise in cases in Aurangbad, Solapur, Nagpur, Malegaon in Nashik has caught the state machinery off guard. During his video conference on Sunday, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray directed the respective district and civic authorities to contain the cases.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Dharavi records its biggest daily rise in Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan and Sagar Pillai
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 12:36 AM IST
In Dharavi, where roughly 800,000 people live in cramped houses and 12 people often share two-room tenements, four deaths were reported on Tuesday even as the total number of infected patients crossed 300 and stood at 330.
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur is an accused in 2008 Malegaon bomb blast.(PTI file photo)
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur is an accused in 2008 Malegaon bomb blast.(PTI file photo)

High Court says ‘no effective progress’ made in 2008 Malegaon case

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhary
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 02:18 AM IST
On September 29, 2008, a powerful bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in which six people were killed and about 100 others were injured.
An in-camera hearing is conducted in private with only the judge, lawyers, accused and witnesses in attendance. The proceedings are not open to the media or members of the public.(HT image)
An in-camera hearing is conducted in private with only the judge, lawyers, accused and witnesses in attendance. The proceedings are not open to the media or members of the public.(HT image)

‘Support press freedom but Malegaon sensitive’: National Investigation Agency

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2019 03:22 AM IST
The agency had in its plea last month argued that private hearing was essential to maintain harmony and ensure safety of witnesses.
Pragya Thakur have been charged under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and the relevant sections of Indian Penal Code.(PTI File Photo)
Pragya Thakur have been charged under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and the relevant sections of Indian Penal Code.(PTI File Photo)

NIA court rejects BJP MP Pragya Thakur’s request for permanent exemption from court appearance

Mumbai | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 05:12 PM IST
Thakur sought exemption on the ground she is a Member of Parliament and has to attend the parliament on a day-to-day basis.
Thakur, the Malegaon blast accused, took oath in Sanskrit and ended it with ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ slogan(ANI)
Thakur, the Malegaon blast accused, took oath in Sanskrit and ended it with ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ slogan(ANI)

At Pragya Thakur’s oath in Parliament, a row over her name

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 11:28 PM IST
The mention of Swami Purna Chetnanand Avdheshanand Giri as suffix to her name, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, evoked sharp reaction from the Opposition members.
Bombay High Court.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT file photo)
Bombay High Court.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT file photo)

2006 Malegaon blasts case: Bombay High Court grants bail to four

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2019 05:21 AM IST
The serial bomb blasts outside a cemetery near Hamidia mosque at Malegaon near Nashik on September 8, 2006, claimed 37 lives and injured over 100 people.
When the probe was taken over by the NIA later, it concluded that the blasts were carried out by people belonging to the majority community.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)
When the probe was taken over by the NIA later, it concluded that the blasts were carried out by people belonging to the majority community.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)

4 accused in 2006 Malegaon serial bomb blast case get bail

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 12:44 PM IST
The four, who are in jail since their arrest in 2013, had approached the high court in 2016 after a special court rejected their bail pleas in June that year.
The Bombay high court on Wednesday fixed the final hearing for the discharge applications of Pragya Singh Thakur and two other accused in 2008 Malegaon blasts case as July 29.(PTI File Photo)
The Bombay high court on Wednesday fixed the final hearing for the discharge applications of Pragya Singh Thakur and two other accused in 2008 Malegaon blasts case as July 29.(PTI File Photo)

Bombay high court to hear Pragya Thakur’s discharge plea on July 29

New Delhi | By Agencies
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2019 11:28 PM IST
Besides Pragya Singh Thakur, the Bhopal MP, the other accused in 2008 Malegaon blasts case who have filed discharge applications are Lt Col Prasad Purohit and Sameer Kulkarni.
Similar to the responses given by Thakur and Pandey, Upadhyay and Chaturvedi denied having any knowledge of the blast.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Similar to the responses given by Thakur and Pandey, Upadhyay and Chaturvedi denied having any knowledge of the blast.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Malegaon blast case: Two more quizzed

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2019 04:27 AM IST
On Friday, the court had recorded statements of Pragya Singh Thakur, Dayanand Pandey alias Sudhakar Dwivedi and Sameer Kulkarni.
A special court here on Monday granted a day’s exemption from appearance on health grounds to BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, accused of conspiring the September 2008 Malegaon bomb blast.(AFP)
A special court here on Monday granted a day’s exemption from appearance on health grounds to BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, accused of conspiring the September 2008 Malegaon bomb blast.(AFP)

Malegaon case: Pragya Thakur exempted from court for a day

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2019 10:05 PM IST
Thakur Monday filed an application through her advocate seeking exemption from appearance for one day citing ill health, which was accepted by special NIA Judge VS Padalkar.
This was Pragya Singh Thakur’s first appearance in the court, as an accused in the case, who won the Bhopal LS seat in the just-concluded general elections.(PTI/ File photo)
This was Pragya Singh Thakur’s first appearance in the court, as an accused in the case, who won the Bhopal LS seat in the just-concluded general elections.(PTI/ File photo)

Pragya Thakur finally appears in NIA court

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2019 12:23 AM IST
Six people were killed and over 100 injured when an explosive device strapped to a motorcycle went off near a mosque in Malegaon in north Maharashtra on September 29, 2008.
Sadhvi Pragya Thakur (C) arrives to appear in the special court in Mumbai on June 7, 2019.(AFP)
Sadhvi Pragya Thakur (C) arrives to appear in the special court in Mumbai on June 7, 2019.(AFP)

Pragya Thakur refuses to sit in NIA court, complains about dust

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 09:31 AM IST
Thakur, a prime accused in the case who appeared for the first time before the court after her Lok Sabha victory from Bhopal, expressed disapproval about the chair that was offered, and the state of cleanliness of the courtroom.
Thakur, an accused in the case, was asked some questions by NIA Judge Vinod Padlakar, who later directed all the three accused -Thakur, Samir Kulkarni and Sudhakar Diwedi--to return to the court at 2:45 p.m. for signatures marking their presence as per procedure.(PTI)
Thakur, an accused in the case, was asked some questions by NIA Judge Vinod Padlakar, who later directed all the three accused -Thakur, Samir Kulkarni and Sudhakar Diwedi--to return to the court at 2:45 p.m. for signatures marking their presence as per procedure.(PTI)

Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur finally appears in NIA court in Malegaon blast case

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 03:25 PM IST
Thakur, an accused in the case, was asked some questions by NIA Judge Vinod Padlakar, who later directed all the three accused -Thakur, Samir Kulkarni and Sudhakar Diwedi--to return to the court at 2:45 p.m. for signatures marking their presence as per procedure.
The warrant was issued against an executive magistrate posted at Malegaon for failing to appear before special court on Thursday.(Reuters File Photo)
The warrant was issued against an executive magistrate posted at Malegaon for failing to appear before special court on Thursday.(Reuters File Photo)

Malegaon blast case: Bailable warrant against magistrate for non-appearnce

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Corespondent
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 03:11 PM IST
The special court was scheduled to record the testimony of the magistrate, who was a part of the process of giving compensation to the victims of the blast.
The last time Pragya had shown up in the court was during framing of charges in the case in October last year.(PTI File Photo)
The last time Pragya had shown up in the court was during framing of charges in the case in October last year.(PTI File Photo)

Malegaon blast accused Pragya Thakur appears before NIA court in Mumbai

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2019 01:58 PM IST
Seven persons, including Thakur and Lt Col Prasad Purohit, are facing trial in 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case .
Pragya Thakur’s lawyer told the court that she is suffering from high blood pressure and is unable to travel from Bhopal to Mumbai(PTI FILE)
Pragya Thakur’s lawyer told the court that she is suffering from high blood pressure and is unable to travel from Bhopal to Mumbai(PTI FILE)

Pragya Thakur skips court date again, lawyer says has high BP

Bhopal/Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 03:12 PM IST
Thakur was hospitalised for a stomach ailment in Bhopal Wednesday night and discharged early Thursday, her close aide Upma told PTI, adding the BJP MP would return to the hospital after attending an event in Bhopal.
Thakur took her vow of silence in order to atone for her latest comment was on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin, Nathuram Godse.(PTI File Photo)
Thakur took her vow of silence in order to atone for her latest comment was on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin, Nathuram Godse.(PTI File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Pragya Thakur takes another ‘maun vrat’ for comments on Nathuram Godse

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 04:26 PM IST
Pragya Thakur, BJP’s candidate from Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal said she will undertake a vow of silence to atone for her comments and sought an apology for several of her remarks.
Nobel Laureate and human rights activist Kailash Satyarthi hs criticised BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur for describing Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as a patriot.(AFP)
Nobel Laureate and human rights activist Kailash Satyarthi hs criticised BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur for describing Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as a patriot.(AFP)

‘Pragya Thakur killed Mahatma Gandhi’s soul’, says Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 12:59 PM IST
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi took to Twitter to warn the country that comments by people like Pragya Thakur were “killing the soul of India.”
A special court hearing the 2008 Malegaon blasts, which killed six people, on Friday directed all the accused, including Pragya Singh Thakur and others, to attend the hearing once in a week(PTI)
A special court hearing the 2008 Malegaon blasts, which killed six people, on Friday directed all the accused, including Pragya Singh Thakur and others, to attend the hearing once in a week(PTI)

‘Accused must appear in court once a week’

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2019 06:31 AM IST
The directions were for all the accused, including Thakur, who is the BJP’s candidate from Bhopal; Sudhakar Dwivedi alias Swami Amritanand; lieutenant colonel Shrikant Purohit
Pragya Thakur(ANI Photo)
Pragya Thakur(ANI Photo)

BJP’s Pragya Thakur, other accused in 2008 Malegaon blast ordered by Mumbai court to appear once every week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 01:14 PM IST
BJP’s Pragya Thakur, other accused in 2008 Malegaon blast have ordered by Mumbai court to appear once every week, reported news agency ANI.
The Pragya Thakur vs Digvijaya Singh battle will be seen as one between a victim of a politically motivated investigation and a person who coined the term Hindu terror(PTI)
The Pragya Thakur vs Digvijaya Singh battle will be seen as one between a victim of a politically motivated investigation and a person who coined the term Hindu terror(PTI)

The most damaging failure of the UPA is the coinage of the term Hindu terror

By Gaurav Bhatia
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 08:09 PM IST
By appeasing Muslims and hurting the pride of Hindus, it has taken the dangerous route of communal politics
The RSS has been running a campaign to counter the charge of Hindu terror and is relying on literature and films to argue against the charges levelled against the organisation and key accused in the Malegaon and Mecca Majid blasts such as Pragya Thakur and Aseemanand.(Representative Image)
The RSS has been running a campaign to counter the charge of Hindu terror and is relying on literature and films to argue against the charges levelled against the organisation and key accused in the Malegaon and Mecca Majid blasts such as Pragya Thakur and Aseemanand.(Representative Image)

Sangh affiliate to release four films on ‘Hindu terror’ on the internet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 07:38 AM IST
The first documentary, Bhagva Atank Brahmajal (saffron terror illusion), according to the producer Raj Chawla, is based on case diaries.
The torture that she allegedly endured in prison and her resolve to punish those who coined the term “saffron terror” is the fulcrum of Pragya Singh Thakur’s election campaign.(PTI Photo)
The torture that she allegedly endured in prison and her resolve to punish those who coined the term “saffron terror” is the fulcrum of Pragya Singh Thakur’s election campaign.(PTI Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Backed by RSS, Pragya Thakur emerges as new Hindutva mascot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 08:00 AM IST
Pragya Thakur’s candidacy is seen by analysts as signalling the return of Hindutva as one of the poll planks of the BJP, which has been juggling between economic development and nationalism as its central themes in the ongoing Lok Sabha election campaign
After the state failed to frame guidelines to reduce noise pollution and pandal violations in the city and state, the Bombay high court (HC) has directed the government to consider and implement suggestions given by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and an activist in this regard.
After the state failed to frame guidelines to reduce noise pollution and pandal violations in the city and state, the Bombay high court (HC) has directed the government to consider and implement suggestions given by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and an activist in this regard.

Consider advice of NGO, activist, Bombay HC tells state

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2019 02:09 AM IST
The court has also warned the commissioners of five municipal corporations — Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar, Thane, Malegaon and Mira-Bhayandar — of contempt if they fail to file by May 2 the additional affidavits that it had sought in December 2018.
Thakur responded to the plea on Tuesday through her lawyer before special judge for National Investigation Agency cases V S Padalkar.
Thakur responded to the plea on Tuesday through her lawyer before special judge for National Investigation Agency cases V S Padalkar.

‘Plea to bar me from contesting polls frivolous,’ says Pragya Thakur

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 02:26 PM IST
The father of one of the blast victims moved the court Thursday, urging it to bar Thakur, the prime accused in the case, from contesting the election from Bhopal.
Describing himself as someone who doesn’t belong to any particular political party, the yoga guru said the country was facing all sorts of political, economic and religious challenges at present.(PTI FILE)
Describing himself as someone who doesn’t belong to any particular political party, the yoga guru said the country was facing all sorts of political, economic and religious challenges at present.(PTI FILE)

Cruelty meted out to Pragya Thakur in jail not fair, says Ramdev

Dehradun | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 01:16 PM IST
Ramdev was replying to a question about Thakur’s remarks against the then Mumbai Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) Chief Hemant Karkare.
Congress spokesperson JP Dhanopia said, “We welcome the decision [FIR], but another FIR should be registered against her for insulting the martyr, former Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare.”(HT Photo)
Congress spokesperson JP Dhanopia said, “We welcome the decision [FIR], but another FIR should be registered against her for insulting the martyr, former Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare.”(HT Photo)

FIR against Pragya for Babri remarks; Shah defends pick

Hindustan times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 08:26 AM IST
The poll watchdog is yet to take a decision on Thakur for the remarks on Karkare, though, in her reply to the election commission notice, she said she did not violate the model code of conduct.
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