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Poet Varavara Rao, accused in Bhima Koregaon case, tests Covid-19 positive

Rao, who was shifted to the hospital after he complained of giddiness, has been keeping unwell for a while.
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 07:13 PM IST
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Hindustn Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Revolutionary writer Varavara Rao is unwell in, hallucinating, says his family

Varavara Rao is facing trial in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case of January 1, 2018, and also on charges of being part of a plot hatched by Maoists to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Activist/writer and poet P Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with Elgar Parishad case.(PTI fie photo)
Activist/writer and poet P Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with Elgar Parishad case.(PTI fie photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 02:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 pm| Elgar Parishad case: Court asks JJ Hospital to submit report on P Varavara Rao’s health and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Published on May 30, 2020 04:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Elgar Parishad case: Court asks JJ Hospital to submit report on P Varavara Rao’s health

Rao’s family approached the special court on Saturday for direction to JJ Hospital for his detailed medical report. The activist, who has various ailments, was taken to the hospital on Thursday evening after he fell unconscious.
Varavara Rao escorted by Mumbai police as taken from the Arthur road jail to the session court for the court hearing, in Mumbai, on Friday 28 Feb, 2020.(Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT)
Varavara Rao escorted by Mumbai police as taken from the Arthur road jail to the session court for the court hearing, in Mumbai, on Friday 28 Feb, 2020.(Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT)
Updated on May 30, 2020 03:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Elgar Parishad case: 9 accused sent to judicial custody till March 13

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Updated on Feb 29, 2020 12:55 AM IST
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ByCharul Shah, Mumbai

Hard disk seized from Elgar case accused to be sent to FBI, MHA okays move

A senior police official involved in the probe, who requested anonymity, has confirmed the development.
Telugu poet and accused in the Elgar Parishad case Varavara Rao(HT File Photo)
Telugu poet and accused in the Elgar Parishad case Varavara Rao(HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2019 09:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Maharashtra to review non-serious cases over political protests

The government, however, clarified that the cases it is considering withdrawing are non-serious in nature and that some, such as those registered for anti-state activities against the Elgar Parishad organisers will not be reviewed.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray arrives to received the King of the Kingdom of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia  at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on December 4, 2019.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray arrives to received the King of the Kingdom of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia  at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on December 4, 2019.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 06:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySurendra P Gangan

Girish Karnad: An activist who fought for liberal values

Despite his declining health, Karnad led a protest march after Bengaluru-based journalist Gauri Lankesh was murdered in 2017.
As a public intellectual, Girish Karnad was known for his trenchant criticism of right-wing politics, and those opposed to rational ideas(HT File Photo)
As a public intellectual, Girish Karnad was known for his trenchant criticism of right-wing politics, and those opposed to rational ideas(HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 10, 2019 11:56 PM IST
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Varavara Rao, Surendra Gadling produced in Gadchiroli court

Gadchiroli police said both were brought from Pune and produced in a court in Aheri, which sent them to 11 days’ police custody.
Maharashtra police on Thursday produced noted poet and Maoist sympathiser, Varavara Rao and Nagpur-based lawyer Surendra Gadling in a local court in Gadchiroli in connection with a case related to burning of 75 trucks near Surajgarh allegedly by Maoists.(PTI)
Maharashtra police on Thursday produced noted poet and Maoist sympathiser, Varavara Rao and Nagpur-based lawyer Surendra Gadling in a local court in Gadchiroli in connection with a case related to burning of 75 trucks near Surajgarh allegedly by Maoists.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 10:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nagpur | ByPradip Kumar Maitra

Activists’ arrest: Pune police seek 90 days  extension for filing chargesheet

Pune police on Friday filed an application in the sessions court seeking an extension of 90 days to file the charge sheet against activists Sudha Bhardwaj, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and Varavara Rao, all accused of inciting violence in the Elgar Parishad case
Pune police on Friday filed an application in the sessions court seeking an extension of 90 days to file the charge sheet against activists Sudha Bhardwaj, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and Varavara Rao, all accused of inciting violence in the Elgar Parishad case.(PTI PHOTO)
Pune police on Friday filed an application in the sessions court seeking an extension of 90 days to file the charge sheet against activists Sudha Bhardwaj, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and Varavara Rao, all accused of inciting violence in the Elgar Parishad case.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 04:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

Varavara Rao wanted to procure arms to create unrest in country: prosecution

Seeking police custody of Rao for 14 days, government district pleader Ujjwala Pawar told the court that investigation revealed that Rao has a direct “nexus” with senior underground Maoist leaders
Writer Varavara Rao has been arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, stemming from the Elgar Parishad event.(PTI)
Writer Varavara Rao has been arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, stemming from the Elgar Parishad event.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 03:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

Writer Varavara Rao remanded to police custody till Nov 26

Judge K D Vadane remanded Maoist ideologue and Telugu writer Varavara Rao in police custody till November 26.
Activist/writer and poet P Varavara Rao at Lashkar Police Station in Pune on November 18, 2018.(PTI)
Activist/writer and poet P Varavara Rao at Lashkar Police Station in Pune on November 18, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 18, 2018 10:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

Varavara Rao rearrested by Pune police for alleged links to Maoist plot

The arrest of 78-year old Rao followed a Hyderabad High Court order on Friday refusing to quash the transit remand order issued by the chief metropolitan magistrate on August 28 facilitating the Maharashtra police team’s taking him into their custody.
Maoist ideologue Varavara Rao being arrested by the Pune police from his Hyderabad house after his period of house arrest came to an end (HT Photo)(HT Photo)
Maoist ideologue Varavara Rao being arrested by the Pune police from his Hyderabad house after his period of house arrest came to an end (HT Photo)(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2018 10:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Supreme Court reserves verdict on 5 activists’ arrests in Bhima-Koregaon case

Activists Vara Vara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navalakha were arrested from different cities during simultaneous raids by the Maharashtra police on August 28.
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 06:43 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Show one document to prove 5 activists involvement with Maoists: SC

Lawyer and trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj, Telugu poet P Varavara Rao, activist Gautam Navlakha, and lawyers Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves were arrested on August 26 for alleged links with left-wing rebels called Naxals or Maoists.
Pune: Revolutionary writer P Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, being produced at a court in Pune on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018.(PTI)
Pune: Revolutionary writer P Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, being produced at a court in Pune on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 04:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha

SC extends house arrest of 5 activists held in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence till Sept 19

The centre said the magistrate concerned should have been looking into the grievance of the five activists, if any, against the arrest rather than the country’s top court.
Rights activists (from left) P Varavara Rao, Sudha Bhardwaj, Arun Ferreira , Gautam Navlakha, and Vernon Gonsalves arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case.(HT Combo Photo)
Rights activists (from left) P Varavara Rao, Sudha Bhardwaj, Arun Ferreira , Gautam Navlakha, and Vernon Gonsalves arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case.(HT Combo Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 02:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

SC extends house arrest of 5 activists in Bhima Koregaon case till Sept 17

The five activists were arrested for alleged links with left-wing rebels called Naxals or Maoists.
Revolutionary writer P Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, being produced at a court in Pune on Aug 29, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Revolutionary writer P Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, being produced at a court in Pune on Aug 29, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 11:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Supreme Court to hear charges against the 5 arrested activists today

Lawyer and trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj, Telugu poet P Varavara Rao, activist Gautam Navlakha, and lawyers Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves were arrested for alleged links with left-wing rebels called Naxals or Maoists.
Activist Varavara Rao returns to his home in Hyderabad to be placed under house arrest.(PTI/File Photo)
Activist Varavara Rao returns to his home in Hyderabad to be placed under house arrest.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 07:47 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘No thing as urban Naxalism, they’re Left-wing intellectuals’: Chidambaram

The senior Congress leader, who was in Nagpur on Saturday, said that he did not agree with that term (Urban Naxalite) and would answer the question only when it was replaced.
Former Union minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Former Union minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 02, 2018 12:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nagpur | ByPradip Maitra

Wanted to buy grenade launcher, ammo: Maharashtra police on arrested activists

At a press conference, senior Maharashtra police officer Param Bir Singh said the police had arrested activists only when we were confident that clear links had been established.
Five activists — lawyer and trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj, poet P Varavara Rao, activist Gautam Navlakha, and lawyers Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves — had been arrested in the Bhima Koregaon violence case.(PTI)
Five activists — lawyer and trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj, poet P Varavara Rao, activist Gautam Navlakha, and lawyers Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves — had been arrested in the Bhima Koregaon violence case.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 07:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Maharashtra govt case against arrested activists hinges on ‘digital data’

The state’s home department, which cleared the controversial multi-state raids and arrests, is convinced that the emails recovered provide “ample evidence” against activists for working as fronts for a banned Maoist group, the CPI (Maoist), and conspiring against the government.
People raise slogans during a protest held in New Delhi on Thursday against the arrests of five activists two days earlier.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
People raise slogans during a protest held in New Delhi on Thursday against the arrests of five activists two days earlier.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 09:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKetaki Ghoge

Activists held for alleged Maoist links return home after Supreme Court reprieve

A day after the Supreme Court refused custody of the five activists — lawyer and trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj, poet P Varavara Rao, activist Gautam Navlakha, and lawyers Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves — to the police and ordered house arrest till September 6, Pune police commissioner K Venkatesham said investigations will continue in the case.
Activists Arundhati Roy, Jignesh Mewani, Prashant Bhushan and others condemned the police action.(PTI)
Activists Arundhati Roy, Jignesh Mewani, Prashant Bhushan and others condemned the police action.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 09:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune/Mumbai | ByYogesh Joshi and Surendra P Gangan

Varavara Rao returns home, calling arrest of activists ‘government conspiracy’

Varavara Rao, 78, is one of the five activists who were arrested by the Pune police in raids in five cities for their alleged links with Maoists on Tuesday
Poet-Social activist Varavara Rao as he returns home to be placed under house arrest, in Hyderabad on Thursday, Aug 30, 2018.(PTI)
Poet-Social activist Varavara Rao as he returns home to be placed under house arrest, in Hyderabad on Thursday, Aug 30, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 12:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Bhima Koregaon violence: Arrested activists to return home

Prosecution alleges activists part of ‘Maoist plot to wage war against India’, defence lawyers question police crackdown
Lawyer Arun Ferreira taken to Faraskhana Police station in Pune on Wednesday.(RAHUL RAUT/HT)
Lawyer Arun Ferreira taken to Faraskhana Police station in Pune on Wednesday.(RAHUL RAUT/HT)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 03:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByYogesh Joshi

Case against me based on false statements, says arrested activist Varavara Rao

Varavara Rao is among the five accused activists under house arrest till September 5.
Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, being produced at a court in Pune on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018.(PTI)
Varavara Rao, arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case, being produced at a court in Pune on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 02:05 PM IST
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Hyderabad | ByAsian News International

‘Dissent is democracy’s safety valve,’ says Supreme Court; orders house arrest of 5 activists

Lawyer and trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj, revolutionary poet P Varavara Rao, civil rights activist and journalist Gautam Navlakha, and lawyers and activists Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves were arrested by Pune police on Tuesday.
Activists of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) New Democracy shout slogans during a protest against the arrest of poet and activist Varavara Rao in Hyderabad on August 29.(AFP Photo)
Activists of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) New Democracy shout slogans during a protest against the arrest of poet and activist Varavara Rao in Hyderabad on August 29.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 11:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Pune/Mumbai | ByHT Correspondents

Pune court orders police to send arrested activists back home

The Pune court’s order came after the Supreme Court ruled that the five activists arrested for alleged Maoist links were to be kept under house arrest in their respective homes till September 6.
Police detain activists during a protest against the arrest of Varavara Rao and others, in Hyderabad on Wednesday.(PTI)
Police detain activists during a protest against the arrest of Varavara Rao and others, in Hyderabad on Wednesday.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 02:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Police searched house without warrant, seized mobile phones, alleges Varavara Rao’s wife

Hemalatha, wife of Telugu poet Varavara Rao, said they initially refused to allow the police to enter their house, but they later let them in after a local police official informed that search or arrest warrant wasn’t needed under the sections Rao was booked.
Delhi Police personnel stand on duty as activists from various organisations stage a protest pertaining to the arrest of five activists, in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon protests, in New Delhi on August 29.(PTI Photo)
Delhi Police personnel stand on duty as activists from various organisations stage a protest pertaining to the arrest of five activists, in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon protests, in New Delhi on August 29.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 07:32 PM IST
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Hyderabad | ByPress Trust of India

Arrest of activists shows ‘emergency-like’ conditions prevailing in country: Yashwant Sinha

The Pune police yesterday raided residences of several prominent activists in several states and arrested at least five of them for suspected Maoist links
Citizens stage a protest against the police raids and illegal arrest of human right activists, at Maharashtra Sadan, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Citizens stage a protest against the police raids and illegal arrest of human right activists, at Maharashtra Sadan, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 06:18 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India

‘Dissent is democracy’s safety valve’: Supreme Court on activists’ arrests

Lawyer and trade union activist Sudha Bhardwaj, revolutionary poet P Varavara Rao, civil rights activist and journalist Gautam Navlakha, and lawyers and activists Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves were arrested on Tuesday.
Protesters take out a rally against the arrests of human right activists, in front of Maharashtra Sadan, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Protesters take out a rally against the arrests of human right activists, in front of Maharashtra Sadan, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 06:39 PM IST
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