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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur, accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, appeared before the Special NIA Court in Mumbai on Monday.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Malegaon blast case accused Pragya Thakur appears before special NIA court and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 01:03 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur arrives at the Special NIA Court in Mumbai(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur arrives at the Special NIA Court in Mumbai(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Malegaon blast case: Special NIA court adjourns hearing for tomorrow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 02:01 PM IST
Six people were killed and over 100 injured when an explosive device strapped to a motorcycle went off near a mosque in Malegaon, a town in north Maharashtra, on September 29, 2008.
BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur said Mamata Banerjee was “frustrated” as she knew her party was going to lose in the upcoming Assembly election
BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur said Mamata Banerjee was “frustrated” as she knew her party was going to lose in the upcoming Assembly election

There will be ‘Hindu raj’ in Bengal, says BJP MP Pragya Thakur, calls Mamata Banerjee ‘frustrated’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 01:00 PM IST
The minister’s comments follow a few days after Nadda’s convoy was attacked. Party leaders including Kailash Vijayvargiya were injured as protesters pelted stones at their vehicles at Diamond Harbour.
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur.(File photo)
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur.(File photo)

Malegaon blast case: Court asks MP Pragya Singh Thakur, other accused to appear on December 19

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 06:59 PM IST
The special court, which is likely to begin hearing the case on a day-to-day basis from Friday, earlier this week asked all the accused to remain present before it on Thursday but only three of them did so
BJP MP Pragya Thakur during the Sewa-Samvad virtual rally at BJP State headquarters, in Bhopal.(PTI)
BJP MP Pragya Thakur during the Sewa-Samvad virtual rally at BJP State headquarters, in Bhopal.(PTI)

BJP MP Pragya Thakur claims she is getting threatening phone calls; FIR filed

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2020 07:26 PM IST
The FIR was filed on a complaint lodged by the Lok Sabha MP at a police station here, he said.
The 2008 Malegaon blast case accused Pragya Singh Thakur leaves the special NIA court after she was charged for terror conspiracy, murder, and other related offenses, in Mumbai.(PTI)
The 2008 Malegaon blast case accused Pragya Singh Thakur leaves the special NIA court after she was charged for terror conspiracy, murder, and other related offenses, in Mumbai.(PTI)

Lost vision in one eye, suffered ‘torture’ due to Congress: Pragya Thakur

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Thakur, who participated in the International Yoga Day event at the state BJP headquarters here, told reporters that she had “swelling and pus from retina to brain”, adding she lost vision from one eye.
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur(PTI File)
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur(PTI File)

Man sent threat letter to Pragya Thakur to implicate mother and brother: ATS

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 01:05 PM IST
BJP MP Pragya Thakur complained to Kamal Nagar police station in Bhopal that the envelope, which was opened at 9.30 pm on December 13 night, also had about 20 grams of powder which caused a burning sensation.
Pragya Thakur, MP from Bhopal(Twitter/@Satanyahu)
Pragya Thakur, MP from Bhopal(Twitter/@Satanyahu)

Pragya Thakur calls flying kites with pro-CAA slogans ‘slap on face of anti-nationals’

Bhopal | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2020 07:49 AM IST
The MP flew kite with slogans emblazoned to support Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), scrapping of Article 370, Ram Temple on it high
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi(PTI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi(PTI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times| ‘Can’t face your anger’: Rahul Gandhi attacks PM, Amit Shah over CAA protests and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2019 04:54 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur(Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur(Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)

‘Will look into it on Monday’: SpiceJet after Pragya Thakur’s seat complaint

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2019 11:22 AM IST
Thakur lodged the complaint with the director of the Raja Bhoj Airport here after arriving by flight SG 2489.
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur arrives to pay floral tributes to martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the 2001 terrorist attack on the Parliament in New Delhi on Friday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur arrives to pay floral tributes to martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the 2001 terrorist attack on the Parliament in New Delhi on Friday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Pragya Thakur’s complaint against Rahul Gandhi forwarded to privileges panel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 04:44 PM IST
Last month, after Pragya’s reference to Nathuram Godse created an uproar in the House, Gandhi had tweeted, “Terrorist Pragya calls terrorist Godse, a patriot. A sad day, in the history of India’s Parliament.”
MP High Court has said hearing on the election petition against MP Pragya Thakur would continue.(HT Photo)
MP High Court has said hearing on the election petition against MP Pragya Thakur would continue.(HT Photo)

MP High Court refuses to dismiss petition challenging Pragya Thakur’s election to Lok Sabha

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Jabalpur | By Monika Pandey
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 10:08 PM IST
A Bhopal based journalist has accused Thakur of winning the polls by inciting communal passion and sought that her election is declared null and void.
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur reached a police station here on Saturday night, demanding that a case be registered against a Congress MLA(PTI)
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur reached a police station here on Saturday night, demanding that a case be registered against a Congress MLA(PTI)

Pragya Thakur demands FIR against Congress MLA over threat to burn her

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2019 07:35 AM IST
Thakur was at Kamla Nehru police station here and officials were holding a discussion with her, a senior police official said.
Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the government and Bharatiya Janata Party strongly condemn remarks of BJP Lok Sabha member Pragya Singh Thakur on Nathuram Godse.(PTI File Photo)
Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the government and Bharatiya Janata Party strongly condemn remarks of BJP Lok Sabha member Pragya Singh Thakur on Nathuram Godse.(PTI File Photo)

Government, BJP strongly condemn Pragya Thakur’s remarks on Godse: Amit Shah

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 10:45 AM IST
Shah said that the government is working in a most transparent manner and if there is any criticism - depending on its merit we try to improve on that. On the situation in Kashmir, the home minister asked the industry community to visit the Valley with family and assess the real situation there.
Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP’s Bhopal lawmaker had she called Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a deshbhakt (patriot) in the Parliament this week.(PTI)
Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP’s Bhopal lawmaker had she called Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a deshbhakt (patriot) in the Parliament this week.(PTI)

‘Didn’t call Godse a patriot’: Pragya Thakur forced to apologise again in LS

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 03:41 PM IST
BJP MP Pragya Thakur had apologised for her controversial remarks earlier on Friday morning before launching a stinging attack at her detractors, particularly the Congress’ Rahul Gandhi, for calling her a terrorist.
Thakur said she respects Mahatma Gandhi and apologises for hurting sentiments with her Wednesday remark.(PTI Photo)
Thakur said she respects Mahatma Gandhi and apologises for hurting sentiments with her Wednesday remark.(PTI Photo)

MP Congress MLA says will burn Pragya Thakur alive, then apologises

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 02:35 PM IST
The state congress had staged protests against the Bhopal MP’s remarks yesterday and today a senior MP Congress functionary lodged a police complaint in Indore, alleging Thakur supported a terrorist by calling Godse a patriot.

‘I respect Mahatma Gandhi’: Pragya Thakur apologises for her Godse remark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 02:19 AM IST
Thakur also alleged that her statement was distorted and she was dubbed a terrorist despite being acquitted by a court.
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur(PTI File)
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur(PTI File)

Pragya Thakur rebuked by BJP over Godse remark, barred from meeting of MPs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 01:28 AM IST
Pragya Thakur’s remark had led to an immediate uproar in the House. Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla expunged her remarks from the House records but it did not help stop the barrage of criticism from political parties and on social media.
Speaking to ANI Thakur said that Raja during the discussion in the House had tried to portray all the patriots as the enemy of the state and terrorists.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT file photo)
Speaking to ANI Thakur said that Raja during the discussion in the House had tried to portray all the patriots as the enemy of the state and terrorists.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT file photo)

Wasn’t talking about Godse, says Pragya Thakur on row over Lok Sabha comment

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2019 09:43 PM IST
DMK leader A Raja while he was speaking referring to a statement made by Godse during the discussion on the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha when Thakur interrupted him.
The 2008 Malegaon blast case accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur leaves the special NIA court after she was charged for terror conspiracy, murder, and other related offenses, in Mumbai.(Photo: PTI)
The 2008 Malegaon blast case accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur leaves the special NIA court after she was charged for terror conspiracy, murder, and other related offenses, in Mumbai.(Photo: PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 PM: Pragya Thakur calls Nathuram Godse a ‘deshbhakt’ in Parliament and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 08:57 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
BJP MP Pragya Thakur arrives to attend the BJP parliamentary party meeting during the winter session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
BJP MP Pragya Thakur arrives to attend the BJP parliamentary party meeting during the winter session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Outrage at Pragya Thakur’s Godse remark in Lok Sabha

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 02:05 AM IST
The comments by the controversial parliamentarian revived memories of how she described Godse as a “patriot” during the campaign for the 2019 general elections.
Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur is known for making controversial statements.(HT Photo)
Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur is known for making controversial statements.(HT Photo)

‘Article 370 done, now Ram temple will be built in Ayodhya,’ says BJP MP Pragya Thakur

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 05:59 PM IST
Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur has also said that the removal of Article 370 has united the country.
BJP leader and Bhopal MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur.(India Today Group/Getty Images)
BJP leader and Bhopal MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur.(India Today Group/Getty Images)

Five times Bhopal lawmaker Pragya Thakur embarrassed BJP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 10:58 AM IST
Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur suggested that the opposition was resorting to sorcery against the ruling party leaders when attempting to reason the spate of deaths in the BJP ranks.
Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bhopal lawmaker Pragya Thakur(PTI file photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bhopal lawmaker Pragya Thakur(PTI file photo)

Pragya Thakur says Opposition may have practised black magic against top BJP leaders

HindustanTimes, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 02:32 AM IST
This is not the first time that BJP MP Pragya Thakur has created a controversy with her statement. She had earlier said that Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare, killed during 26/11 attack, did because of her curse.
NeBJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur alleged that because of publication of the news in the media, she is subjected to media trial, which may affect her claim of being innocent and her plea of discharge.(PTI photo)
NeBJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur alleged that because of publication of the news in the media, she is subjected to media trial, which may affect her claim of being innocent and her plea of discharge.(PTI photo)

2008 Malegaon blasts case: Purohit, Pragya give consent for in-camera trial

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 05:45 AM IST
While Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Purohit and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Thakur consented to in-camera trial, Ramesh Upadhyay and Sameer Kulkarni objected to the idea. The court has scheduled the hearing on Wednesday.
The National Investigating Agency (NIA) has sought an in-camera trial in the 2008 Malegaon blast case in which Pragya Thakur is an accused.(PTI Photo)
The National Investigating Agency (NIA) has sought an in-camera trial in the 2008 Malegaon blast case in which Pragya Thakur is an accused.(PTI Photo)

NIA seeks in-camera trial for 2008 Malegaon blast case, Pragya Thakur is an accused

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 08:39 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.
BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur leaves after a meeting with BJP Working President JP Nadda, at party headquarters in New Delhi on Monday.(Photo: PTI)
BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur leaves after a meeting with BJP Working President JP Nadda, at party headquarters in New Delhi on Monday.(Photo: PTI)

Pragya Thakur asked to stop controversial remarks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 01:30 AM IST
In her address to BJP workers in Madhya Pradesh, Thakur said an MP’s job is to work with other public representatives to ensure development.
The bike is allegedly owned by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur, who is an accused in the case.(PTI File)
The bike is allegedly owned by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur, who is an accused in the case.(PTI File)

2008 Malegaon blast case: Court examines bike used to plant explosives

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2019 02:14 PM IST
According to the prosecution case, the bomb, allegedly placed in the motorcycle went off at Malegaon on September 29, 2008, killing six people and injuring 101.
The 49-year-old newly elected Member of Parliament from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur.(India Today Group/Getty Images)
The 49-year-old newly elected Member of Parliament from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur.(India Today Group/Getty Images)

‘Biggest challenge is to develop trust’: Pragya Thakur

Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 10:25 AM IST
“The biggest challenge is to develop trust among people, as they voted for my party and not for me. With my work, I have to create a special space in their hearts, and to make the Opposition realise that there is no term like Hindu terrorist or terrorism,” said Thakur.
Pragya Singh Thakur(HT Photo)
Pragya Singh Thakur(HT Photo)

Court rejects Pragya Thakur’s plea for exemption from appearance

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Charul Shah
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 12:16 AM IST
Pragya’s lawyer had sought exemption from her appearance on various grounds including her health condition, her duties as a sitting MP and the distance between Mumbai and Bhopal
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