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.
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.
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 03:43 PM IST
Pragya Thakur, who had been named as an accused in the Malegaon blasts case, had earlier announced that she will file her poll documents on Tuesday but decided to submit them on Monday
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 01:52 PM IST
Pragya Singh Thakur has also said she was “proud” of her participation in demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. The Election Commission has issued a show-cause notice to her.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 11:56 PM IST
In a statement, the former DGPs said the country owes Karkare, who headed the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad and was killed during the 26/11 terror attack, a huge debt of gratitude and anything that detracts from this is worthy of strong condemnation.
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 03:12 PM IST
The Election Commission had issued a notice to Pragya Thakur after her comment that Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare had died because she had cursed him.
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2019 05:49 AM IST
Sachin Sawant, Congress spokesperson, said, “Pragya Singh Thakur is narrating the BJP’s script and her statements expose the BJP’s ideology. She has insulted Karkare. How can the BJP claim to work against terrorism when it appoints such people? How can they claim they are working for soldiers when martyrs are being insulted?”
Hindustan Times, Bhopal/New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 10:56 PM IST
Thakur, who joined the BJP on Wednesday and, hours later, was announced as the candidate from Bhopal, is among the main accused in a separate terror incident, the 2008 Malegaon blasts.
By Barkha Dutt
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 07:03 PM IST
This humiliation of a gallant Ashok Chakra hero by the BJP’s Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate is an insult not just to Hemant Karkare’s individual sacrifice; it is a smear on the uniform.
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:15 PM IST
In its statement on Pragya Thakur’s remarks on Hemant Karkare, the BJP distanced itself saying that whatever she is saying is from her personal experience and that the party could not comment on it.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 06:09 PM IST
BJP’s Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur said Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare was killed in 26/11 Mumbai attacks for “torturing” her in the Malegaon blast case.
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 08:58 AM IST
Pragya Singh Thakur, the BJP candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, is facing charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). She is standing trial along with four others, including Major Ramesh Upadhyay and Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Purohit.
HIndustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 07:00 AM IST
The RSS writ ran large in the selection of Malegaon blast-accused Pragya Thakur as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 10:16 PM IST
Thakur, who was named in the Malegaon blast case, is the third of five children—the family has four sisters and a brother--and joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in the early nineties.