India News | Press Trust of India | Monday November 2, 2015
The families of Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and MM Kalburgi, rationalists and intellectuals whose killings have fuelled allegations of growing intolerance in the country, today demanded punishment for those that had carried out attacks against the trio.
Karnataka News | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 1, 2015
The unidentified body found with two bullet injuries at a village in Belagavi district was not of one of the two killers of writer MM Kalburgi, but a criminal who was killed by his two brothers and his friend, a senior police official said in Belagavi today.
Karnataka News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 29, 2015
An unidentified body with two bullet injuries has been found at a village in Belagavi district and police were verifying if it resembled the sketch of one of the two killers of writer MM Kalburgi, who was gunned down at Dharwad in August.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 18, 2015
Standing in solidarity with Indian authors who are protesting against "rising intolerance" in the country, a global association of writers, has urged India to provide better protection for such individuals and safeguard free speech as guaranteed by the Constitution.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 14, 2015
Facing heat over a long list of writers who have returned Sahitya Akademi awards or resigned from their posts in the literary body, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today denied that it was being soft on the issue of "intolerance" and said the ideological inclinations of the writers should be looked into.
India News | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Tuesday October 13, 2015
Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for "silence" over the mob killing of a man in Uttar Pradesh's Dadri and the continuing attacks on writers and free thinkers, DMK chief M Karunanidhi today said that this "nonchalance" of leaders would result in "a black era in history."
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 13, 2015
Joining the bandwagon of writers and poets protesting against the growing intolerance, Kannada writer and professor, Rahamat Tarikeri has returned his Sahitya Akademi award in protest against the killing of scholar MM Kalburgi and rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 7, 2015
Following announcements by writer Nayantara Sehgal and poet Ashok Vajpeyi to return their Sahitya Akademi awards, the literary body's president said authors should "adopt a different way to protest" and not politicise the autonomous body.
Opinion | Sreenivasan Jain | Wednesday September 23, 2015
The arrest of Samir Gaikwad, a member of the Sanathan Sanstha, on suspicion of his role in the murder of the Communist leader Govind Pansare in February has foregrounded the dilemma of gauging the full extent of the violent potential of fringe groups.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Tuesday September 15, 2015
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will personally monitor the probe into the death of 77-year-old Professor MM Kalburgi, a well-known rationalist, who was shot dead on August 20 at his home in Dharwad. The chief minister has also announced a cash reward for Rs five lakh for any information that leads to the arrest of the killers.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 2, 2015
The Congress today expressed concern over the murder of rationalist MM Kalburgi and alleged that the role of Bajrang Dal, a sister wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), becomes "justifiably suspect".
India News | Sreenivasan Jain (with inputs from Manas Roshan) | Wednesday September 2, 2015
Three days after renowned scholar MM Kalburgi was shot dead at his home in Karnataka, there have been no arrests and the police have still not started on the very basics of a murder investigation.
India News | Reported by Sreenivasan Jain, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday September 1, 2015
The police in Karnataka will investigate whether the killing of scholar MM Kalburgi on Sunday is linked to the murders of activists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare.
India News | Agencies | Monday August 31, 2015
Hundreds of people poured into a college in Karnataka today to pay tribute to renowned scholar MM Kalburgi, who was shot dead at the doorstep of his home in Dharwad city on Sunday morning.
Karnataka News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal (With PTI inputs) | Sunday August 30, 2015
Former Vice-Chancellor of Hampi University MM Kalburgi was shot dead at his Kalyanagar residence here this morning by unidentified gunmen, police said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 24, 2015
Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil has alleged that the state government is "not keen" on nabbing the killers of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar and CPI leader Govind Pansare.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday August 21, 2015
Social activist Anna Hazare has received a threat letter, after which a police complaint was filed today.
Pune News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 20, 2015
Activists of Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (ANS) today took out a march to mark the second death anniversary of anti-superstition crusader Narendra Dabholkar who was killed on this day two years ago on a city bridge in Pune while taking a morning walk.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 11, 2015
Activist Anna Hazare has received a threat letter saying he would be "bumped off" if he does not dissociate himself from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday February 27, 2015
Vice President Hamid Ansari today called for making the Anti-Superstition law of Maharashtra a national one.
India News | Reported by Tejas Mehta, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday February 25, 2015
In a sensational twist in the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, Maharashtra's former Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has confirmed that a top police officer did resort to voodoo to find the alleged killers.
India News | Edited by Tasim Zahid | Wednesday August 20, 2014
Protestors, including former judges and Bollywood celebrities, have gathered in Pune to highlight the failure of law-enforcement agencies in apprehending the killers of anti-superstition campaigner Dr Narendra Dhabolkar exactly one year ago.
India News | Reported by Syed Imtiaz Jaleel (With inputs from Agencies) | Monday July 7, 2014
Narendra Dabholkar, who spent his life crusading against superstition and religious charlatans, was shot dead in Pune in August last year. To investigate the 67-year-old doctor's death, then Police Commissioner Gulabroa Pol, allegedly hired babas and tantriks and used some of them to "communicate with spirits" in a desperate attempt to get some inf...
India News | Saurabh Gupta | Friday May 9, 2014
The Bombay High Court has ordered a CBI probe in the Dr Narendra Dabholkar murder case. Mr Dabholkar, an anti-superstition activist, was shot dead by unknown assailants in Pune on August 20, 2013 in broad daylight.