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.
Pune News | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 8, 2014
The Bombay High Court today reserved its order on a PIL seeking CBI probe into the murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar last year.
Pune News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday April 20, 2014
The sensational murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar is yet to be solved eight months after he was gunned down while on a morning walk in Pune in Maharashtra, creating a nationwide furore.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 8, 2013
The winter session of Maharashtra Legislature will commence in Nagpur from tomorrow with issues such as the demand for passing the Anti-Superstition Bill and Adarsh scam likely to generate heat during the proceedings.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 7, 2013
Pune Crime Branch has taken into custody two persons from Goa for questioning in connection with the murder of noted rationalist Narendra Dabholkar.
Pune News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday October 20, 2013
It's been exactly two months this Sunday since the daylight murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in this Maharashtra city but the police are yet to make any headway in nabbing the killers.
Mumbai News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday October 7, 2013
The Western Railway has banned illegal advertisements carrying messages of tantriks, black magicians and occultists inside the coaches of suburban trains, an official said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 21, 2013
Even as the police claim that probe into the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar is on the "right track", no concrete clue to the August 20 broad daylight slaying seems to have emerged a month after the incident that jolted the progressive social movement in Maharashtra.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday September 9, 2013
DMK chief M Karunanidhi said today that the Centre and state governments should adopt an anti-superstition law after the killing of social activist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune last month.
India News | Written by Syed Imtiaz Jaleel | Thursday September 5, 2013
It has been a fortnight since the murder of renowned anti-superstition activist and rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar, but there still has been no breakthrough in the investigations.
India News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Wednesday September 4, 2013
Just a day after eminent rationalist Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead in Pune last month, a killing that ironically forced the Maharashtra government to pass the long-pending anti-superstition ordinance, two people were killed in a remote village in Assam's Kokrajhar district, allegedly by villagers who suspected them of practicing witchcraft.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 27, 2013
Days after Maharashtra promulgated the anti-black magic and superstition ordinance, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said his government too will enact a law against practitioners of black magic, blind faith and superstition.
Pune News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Monday August 26, 2013
The country's prestigious Film and Television Institute (FTII) in Pune is tense with students holding demonstrations today against student activists of the BJP who allegedly ordered them to chant slogans praising Narendra Modi at an event near their campus last week.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 25, 2013
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today said police had got some clues regarding the murder of eminent rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar, but the investigation had not yet led to any arrests.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday August 25, 2013
Maharashtra heralds a progressive new era with a comprehensive law banning black magic, witchcraft and other superstitious practices, officials said on Sunday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 24, 2013
The anti-black magic and superstition ordinance has been promulgated in Maharashtra, four days after the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday August 22, 2013
The murder of renowned rationalist Narendra Dabholkar has led to a massive outpouring of grief and anger in Maharashtra, with Pune, where he lived and was shot dead on Tuesday, virtually shut down by a bandh today.
Pune News | Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday August 21, 2013
A bandh has been called by political parties in Pune in protest against the murder of renowned anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar who was shot at point blank range in broad daylight in the city on Tuesday. The police is yet to make any arrests in the case.
Pune News | Imtiaz Jaleel | Wednesday August 21, 2013
Narendra Dabholkar trained to be a doctor and could have led a different life. But he chose to lead a movement, for the last 25 years, that fought superstitious practices garbed as customs, traditions and religious beliefs.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday August 20, 2013
Renowned anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead this morning in Pune, Maharashtra.