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Interpol Issues Notice Against Rape-Accused Self-Styled Godman Nithyananda

Jan 22, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

Nithyananda is wanted by the police in Gujarat and Karnataka in a case of kidnapping and wrongful confinement of children to make them collect donations for his Ashram in Ahmedabad.

Ecuador Denies Giving Asylum To Nithyananda, MEA Says Cancelled His Passport

Dec 06, 2019 IANS

The Ecuador government statement came as the India's Ministry of External Affairs said that it has cancelled Nithyananda's passport and has also "sensitised" all its foreign missions and posts to keep track of his movements.

Rape-Accused Nithyananda Founds His Own 'Greatest Hindu Nation', Names It Kailaasa

The website of Kailaasa proclaims that it has its own passport and one can apply to be a citizen of the new nation.

Gujarat: Couple Moves HC Alleging Illegal Confinement Of Daughters At Self-Styled Godman's Institute

Nov 19, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Petitioners Janardana Sharma and his wife told the court they had admitted their four daughters to an educational institution run by Swami Nithyananda in Bengaluru in 2013 when they were in the age group of 7-15 years.

Godman Nithyananda Says He Can Make Cows, Monkey Speak In Sanskrit, Tamil

In the video, he claimed that he has access to software which is capable to making the animals speak in different languages.

26 October, 2012

Chennai Corner

Pushpa Iyengar

Two year after being caught on a CD in a “compromising” position with an actress and several charges of rape, the past has caught up with Swami Nityananda

22 June, 2012

Chennai Corner

Pushpa Iyengar

Jayalalitha's party candidate may have won the Pudukottai bypoll by 1,01,998 votes but DMDK Chief Vijayakanth says he's not defeated because his candidate retained his deposit, winning 30,500 votes...

04 May, 2012

Chennai Corner

Pushpa Iyengar

Swami Nityananda is back in the news for being challenged after being appointed as the 293rd pontiff of Madurai Adheenam by the incumbent Arunagirinatha

07 September, 2010

Confessions Of A Saffron Robe

Sugata Srinivasaraju

A potentially explosive 'saffron debate' sans the terror element — on seminaries, sexuality and godmen

Photo Gallery

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.

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A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.

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Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.

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Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.

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An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.

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T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

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Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

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