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Bombay HC extends Varavara Rao’s bail, NIA insists on his surrender

When the application came up for hearing on Monday, the bench of justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar was informed by senior advocate Anand Grover that the Telugu poet rented a flat at Malad (E) and was living there with his wife and two servants
Varavara Rao (HT PHOTO)
Varavara Rao (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 07, 2021 02:46 AM IST
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By K A Y Dodhiya, Hindustan Times, Mumbai

Varavara Rao, arrested in Bhima Koregaon case, gets interim bail for 6 months

Varavara Rao is among over a dozen scholars and rights activists arrested for their alleged links with Maoists and for allegedly instigating violence at Bhima Koregaon near Pune in 2018.
Poet-social activist Varavara Rao was shifted to the private hospital late Wednesday night.(PTI File Photo)
Poet-social activist Varavara Rao was shifted to the private hospital late Wednesday night.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Feb 22, 2021 12:14 PM IST
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Bhima Koregaon case: Court allows Varavara Rao to stay in hospital till January 13

Rao is among over a dozen scholars and rights activists arrested for their alleged links with Maoists and for allegedly instigating violence at Bhima Koregaon near Pune in 2018
Varavara Rao.(HT PHOTO)
Varavara Rao.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 06:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya

News updates from Hindustan Times: To curb surge in Covid-19 cases in Ahmedabad administration decides to impose night curfew and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9 pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
With the number of coronavirus cases witnessing a surge, the Ahmedabad administration has decided to impose night curfew in the city(Hindustan Times)
With the number of coronavirus cases witnessing a surge, the Ahmedabad administration has decided to impose night curfew in the city(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 09:02 PM IST
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Varavara Rao being treated for urinary tract infection at Nanavati hospital

A doctor at the hospital said Varavara Rao’s condition is currently stale.
Varavara Rao, accused related in Elgar Parishad, Bhima Koregaon case, was shifted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital on the orders of the Bombay High Court.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Varavara Rao, accused related in Elgar Parishad, Bhima Koregaon case, was shifted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital on the orders of the Bombay High Court.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 08:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

Bhima-Koregaon case: Varavara Rao shifted to Nanavati Hospital, condition stable

In July, Rao had undergone treatment at the state-run St George Hospital after he had tested positive for Covid-19. His neurological complications had flared up during the course of the treatment for the viral infection
Varavara Rao.(PTI File)
Varavara Rao.(PTI File)
Published on Nov 19, 2020 11:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta

Poet-activist Varavara Rao shifted to private hospital from Taloja jail for 15 days

The High Court on Wednesday directed the authorities to shift the 80-year-old poet from jail to Nanavati Hospital for 15 days, noting that Rao was almost on his deathbed.
Poet-social activist Varavara Rao was shifted to the private hospital late Wednesday night.(PTI File Photo)
Poet-social activist Varavara Rao was shifted to the private hospital late Wednesday night.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 11:00 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Bhima Koregaon case: Poet Varavara Rao to be moved to hospital for 15 days

The order by a two-judge bench, comprising justices SS Shinde and Madhav Jamdar, came on a petition by Rao’s wife Hemlata who alleged that the poet’s health had drastically deteriorated and that his continued detention -- for two years now -- was a breach of his fundamental rights.
Rao was arrested in August 2018. He was first taken to JJ Hospital on May 28 after he fell unconscious, but was discharged on June 1(PTI file photo)
Rao was arrested in August 2018. He was first taken to JJ Hospital on May 28 after he fell unconscious, but was discharged on June 1(PTI file photo)
Published on Nov 19, 2020 06:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By KAY Dodhiya

After court intervention, Maharashtra govt agrees to shift Varavara Rao to Nanavati Hospital

Earlier in the day, a bench of Justices SS Shinde and Madhav Jamdar of Bombay HC had directed the state to comply and bear the cost of the 81-year-old Telugu poet’s treatment.
Varavara Rao, accused related in Elgar Parishad, Bhima Koregaon case, had filed a bail application and a writ petition seeking he be shifted to the hospital immediately, owing to his “diminishing neurological and physical health condition”.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT)
Varavara Rao, accused related in Elgar Parishad, Bhima Koregaon case, had filed a bail application and a writ petition seeking he be shifted to the hospital immediately, owing to his “diminishing neurological and physical health condition”.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT)
Published on Nov 18, 2020 03:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh

Shift Varavara Rao to Nanavati Hospital from Taloja jail: Bombay HC directs state

Senior lawyer Indira Jaising argued on his behalf in Bombay High Court today today in a physical hearing. “He (Varavara Rao) is completely bed-ridden, in diapers, no medical attendant and has a catheter. Catheter was not changed for 3 months, as there was no one to change it,” she stated
Bombay High Court asked the NIA to shift veteran poet Varavaro Rao to state run Nanavati Rao Hospital, for 15 days, cost of his treatment will be borne by the Government(HT PHOTO)
Bombay High Court asked the NIA to shift veteran poet Varavaro Rao to state run Nanavati Rao Hospital, for 15 days, cost of his treatment will be borne by the Government(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 02:38 PM IST
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Bhima Koregaon case: Varavara Rao to be shifted to Nanavati Hospital for 15 days

Lawyer Indira Jaising earlier told the court that Rao’s condition was deteriorating and his family feared he could die if he is not shifted to the hospital
Varavara Rao.(HT Archive)
Varavara Rao.(HT Archive)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 04:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya

Maharashtra govt says Varavara Rao ‘fully conscious’, HC seeks reports

The directions were issued after senior counsel Indira Jaising informed the court that the reports provided to the family of the 81-year-old on Tuesday afternoon did not have details of the tests conducted and lacked his neurology and urology reports.
Rao is currently lodged as an under-trial in the Taloja prison in Navi Mumbai.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT file photo)
Rao is currently lodged as an under-trial in the Taloja prison in Navi Mumbai.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT file photo)
Published on Nov 18, 2020 06:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya

Bhima Koregaon case: HC asks Maharashtra government to provide Varavara Rao’s medical report to his wife

The directions were issued after senior counsel Indira Jaising informed the court that the report provided to them on Tuesday afternoon was incomplete and did not have any details of the tests done on Rao
Varavara Rao.(HT file)
Varavara Rao.(HT file)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya

No bail, but doctors to examine Varavara Rao

Rao was first taken to JJ Hospital on May 28 after he fell unconscious, but was discharged on June 1. The family alleged that Rao was discharged in a hurried manner to obstruct his bail plea.
Telugu poet and activist P Varavara Rao(PTI Photo)
Telugu poet and activist P Varavara Rao(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 05:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By KAY Dodhiya

Court allows video medical check-up for jailed activist Varavara Rao

The NIA, in its affidavit, confirmed that the health of Varavara Rao was not good but the doctors at Taloja jail were regularly checking his condition and providing all necessary treatment.
Varavara Rao has been in jail since 2018 in the Elgar Parishad case. (AP file photo)
Varavara Rao has been in jail since 2018 in the Elgar Parishad case. (AP file photo)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 05:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya

Bhima Koregaon case: Varavara Rao’s sons-in-law served notices to appear before NIA

Rao has been in jail for over 18 months after being arrested by Maharashtra Police on charges of links with the outlawed CPI-Maoist
Varavara Rao.(HT Photo)
Varavara Rao.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 01:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

Bombay HC disposes of Vernon Gonsalves, Anand Teltumbde’s petition for Covid-19 test

Vernon Gonsalves and Anand Teltumbde had moved the petition for getting themselves tested for Covid-19 after Telugu poet and co-accusedin the Elgar Parishad/Bhima Koregaon case , P Vara Vara Rao tested positive for Covid-19.
Activist Vernon Gonsalves, arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case, during an earlier court appearance.(PTI File Photo)
Activist Vernon Gonsalves, arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case, during an earlier court appearance.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Aug 28, 2020 04:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Muumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya

Elgar Parishad accused Sudha Bhardwaj’s bail application rejected

Sudha Bharadwaj had sought bail citing her co-morbidities and the crowded Byculla women’s prison where she is kept.
State has assured to provide Sudha Bharadwaj complete medical attention.(HT Photo)
State has assured to provide Sudha Bharadwaj complete medical attention.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 01:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Varavara Rao released from hospital after Covid treatment; back in jail

Varavara Rao was first taken to JJ Hospital on May 28 after he fell unconscious, but was discharged on June 1. The family had alleged that Rao was discharged in a hurried manner to obstruct his bail plea.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Maharashtra government asking it to ensure Rao is taken care of and adequate medical facilities are arranged. (Photo AP)
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Maharashtra government asking it to ensure Rao is taken care of and adequate medical facilities are arranged. (Photo AP)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 12:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Vijay Kumar Yadav

P Varavara Rao’s neurological status unstable: Medical report

The report further states that depending on Rao’s condition and as per hospital protocols, they would permit Rao’s family to speak to him over video call.
Varavara Rao, accused related in Elgar Parishad, Bhima Koregaon case, escorted by Mumbai police as taken from the Arthur road jail to the session court for the court hearing, in Mumbai.(HT file photo)
Varavara Rao, accused related in Elgar Parishad, Bhima Koregaon case, escorted by Mumbai police as taken from the Arthur road jail to the session court for the court hearing, in Mumbai.(HT file photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 12:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya

More than 400 students, faculty members sci-tech institutes demand bail for Varavara Rao, GN Saibaba

Varavara Rao (81), an acclaimed Telugu poet and a human rights activist, is booked in the Elgar Parishad/Bhima Koregaon case and is undergoing treatment at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital in Mumbai after he had tested coronavirus disease (Covid-19) positive in July.
The petitioners are seeking the release of all political prisoners arrested in the Elgar Parishad/Bhima Koregaon case in Maharashtra and anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, protests in New Delhi following a spike in Covid-19 cases in prisons across the country.(HT PHOTO)
The petitioners are seeking the release of all political prisoners arrested in the Elgar Parishad/Bhima Koregaon case in Maharashtra and anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, protests in New Delhi following a spike in Covid-19 cases in prisons across the country.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 09:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Priyanka Sahoo

Elgar Parishad case: NIA opposes bail pleas of Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao

After hearing arguments from the NIA, the HC, however, directed the state prison authorities to permit Rao’s family members to contact him through video call and directed the Maharashtra government to submit the latest health report of the Bharadwaj.
Eighty one-year-old Varavara Rao has been undergoing treatment at the Nanavati Hospital after he tested positive for coronavirus.(AP File Photo)
Eighty one-year-old Varavara Rao has been undergoing treatment at the Nanavati Hospital after he tested positive for coronavirus.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 04:47 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

HC directs Nanavati hospital to submit health report of Varavara Rao in three days

Varavara Rao was shifted to the Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital in a critical condition and neither the hospital nor the Taloja Jail authorities were forthcoming in their information, his family members have alleged.
Varavara Rao is believed to have contracted the viral infection while he was lodged at Navi Mumbai’s Taloja Jail.(HT PHOTO)
Varavara Rao is believed to have contracted the viral infection while he was lodged at Navi Mumbai’s Taloja Jail.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 05:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya

Elghar Parishad case: Varavara Rao’s family approaches NHRC against prison authorities for not giving health details

Rao’s wife P Hemalatha and his three daughters -- P Sahaja, P Anala, and P Pavana -- wrote to the NHRC authorities on Friday and urged them to intervene and direct the Maharashtra government and prison authorities to give a regular update about his health condition and also share the details of his treatment.
Activist/writer and poet P Varavara Rao was shifted from the state-run St George’s Hospital to Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital on July 19 morning following an NHRC order.(PTI)
Activist/writer and poet P Varavara Rao was shifted from the state-run St George’s Hospital to Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital on July 19 morning following an NHRC order.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 03:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Charul Shah

Varavara Rao seeking bail under garb of pandemic, old age: NIA

Varavara Rao’s health condition was stable and he did not require treatment in a multispeciality hospital, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said in its affidavit on July 16, the day the 81-year-old poet and activist tested positive for coronavirus.
Varavara Rao, accused related in Elgar Parishad, Bhima Koregaon case, escorted by Mumbai police as taken from the Arthur road jail to the session court for the court hearing, in Mumbai.(HT file photo)
Varavara Rao, accused related in Elgar Parishad, Bhima Koregaon case, escorted by Mumbai police as taken from the Arthur road jail to the session court for the court hearing, in Mumbai.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 11:45 AM IST
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Mumbai, Maharashtra | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Varavara Rao fell from bed, unable to do anything on his own; allow us to help: Family to state

The family demanded that the entire process related to Rao’s treatment should be made transparent and the family should be informed officially by the authorities.
Activist, writer and poet P Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with Elgar Parishad case at Lashkar Police Station in Pune on November 18, 2018.(PTI)
Activist, writer and poet P Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with Elgar Parishad case at Lashkar Police Station in Pune on November 18, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 12:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya

HC asks state, NIA if Varavara Rao’s family can see him in the hospital

Telugu poet and social activist P Varavara Rao’s counsel said his multiple health issues have flared up since he tested Covid-19 positive. Rao also suffered a head injury following a fall from his bed at Sir JJ Hospital.
Varavara Rao, who had tested coronavirus disease (Covid-19) positive on July 16 and suffers from old-age related health issues such as neurological ailments(HT File Photo)
Varavara Rao, who had tested coronavirus disease (Covid-19) positive on July 16 and suffers from old-age related health issues such as neurological ailments(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 08:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By K A Y Dodhiya

HC asks Maharashtra, NIA to respond to plea by Gonsalves and Teltumbde to be tested for Covid-19

Activists Vernon Gonsalves and Dr Anand Teltumbde sought to undergo the Covid-19 tests, as they were in close touch with Telugu poet and social activist and a fellow accused in the case, P Varavara Rao (81), who was found to be infected with coronavirus, which causes the disease, at Sir JJ Hospital on July 16.
The Bombay HC has issued notices to the Maharrashtra government and NIA to respond to the plea by Gonsalves and Teltumbde by July 23, when the case will be heard next.(HT File Photo)
The Bombay HC has issued notices to the Maharrashtra government and NIA to respond to the plea by Gonsalves and Teltumbde by July 23, when the case will be heard next.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 05:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya

Covid-19 positive P Varavara Rao shifted to Nanavati Hospital

Mumbai Police sources confirmed that 81-year-old Rao, who was first moved out of Taloja Jail to Sir JJ Hospital last week, would be shifted to the private hospital.
Varavara Rao, accused related in Elgar Parishad, Bhima Koregaon case, escorted by Mumbai police as taken from the Arthur road jail to the session court for the court hearing, in Mumbai.(HT PHOTO)
Varavara Rao, accused related in Elgar Parishad, Bhima Koregaon case, escorted by Mumbai police as taken from the Arthur road jail to the session court for the court hearing, in Mumbai.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 11:38 AM IST
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Elgar Parishad case: P Varavara Rao tests positive for Covid-19

Dr. Ranjit Mankeshwar, dean of Sir JJ Hospital, confirmed that Rao has contracted SARS-CoV-2, which causes the viral disease.
The statement also alleged that the neglect has led to another accused in the case, Vernon Gonsalves, who looked after Rao in Taloja Jail, at grave risk.(HT PHOTO)
The statement also alleged that the neglect has led to another accused in the case, Vernon Gonsalves, who looked after Rao in Taloja Jail, at grave risk.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 07:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Charul Shah and Rupsa Chakraborty
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