Godmen

Repeatedly raped, tortured: 2 more 'sadhvis' accuse 'mahants' of exploitation

Repeatedly raped, tortured: 2 more 'sadhvis' accuse 'mahants' of exploitation

The accused mahants are now absconding

Dec 20, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
Two sadhvis gang-raped for 10 days by 'godmen', held hostage in ashram

Two sadhvis gang-raped for 10 days by 'godmen', held hostage in ashram

Two sadhvis or female followers were allegedly gang-raped for over 10 days by a group of four mahants – self-appointed godmen and ashram chiefs – in Uttar Pradesh's Basti district.

Dec 20, 2017, 11:03 AM IST

Probe wealth of self-styled godmen: Jain monk Tarun Sagar

He said there were about 1,400 cheats in the country who call themselves godmen or saints.

Sep 23, 2017, 19:24 PM IST
Private schools den of illicit money, must be nationalised: MP Pappu Yadav

Private schools den of illicit money, must be nationalised: MP Pappu Yadav

"Politicians, bureaucrats and godmen have invested their illicit money in these schools. They are a den of their illegal wealth," he alleged.

Sep 14, 2017, 15:06 PM IST

Shiv Sena urges TN govt to take action against 'godmen'

Shiv Sena on Friday urged Tamil Nadu government to take action against some self-proclaimed godmen who were encroaching upon forest land and using it to amass wealth.

Dec 04, 2015, 17:57 PM IST

SC-appointed SIT to make Odisha a test case to regulate trust donations

Determined to regulate flow of cash and other valuables as donations to spiritual and religious trusts, the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigating Team (SIT) on black money is going to make mushrooming of godmen and godwomen in Odisha a test case.

Aug 28, 2015, 00:43 AM IST

The Men Behind the Godmen

Godmen have been dominating our news channels lately, which got me into thinking why.

Dec 30, 2014, 11:28 AM IST

Hindu radicals' demand to ban 'PK' justified?

Hindu radical groups demand an immediate ban on 'PK' saying the movie apparently shows their religion and godmen in a bad light. Should the movie be banned?

Dec 29, 2014, 20:01 PM IST
Ashrams run by 'godmen' like Rampal centres of terror: BJP

Ashrams run by 'godmen' like Rampal centres of terror: BJP

BJP has sought a ban on ashrams run by 'godmen' like Rampal, saying they have become centres of "terror" in the name of faith.

Dec 07, 2014, 12:27 PM IST

Asaram case: Baba Ramdev calls for code of conduct for saints

In the wake of questions being raised over the genuineness of ‘spiritual gurus’ in the country following Asaram’s arrest, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday said that saints are being criticised in the land of Gods.

Sep 06, 2013, 13:40 PM IST

Can`t issue order to regulate godmen, astrologers: HC

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday refused to direct the government to regulate godmen and astrologers through an official mechanism.

Sep 03, 2013, 15:29 PM IST

Ramdev advises sages to maintain distance from women

Yoga guru Ramdev on Monday said that sages and holymen should avoid being alone with women, including their mothers, daughters and mothers-in-law, as that was the prescription laid down in Hindu scriptures.

Sep 02, 2013, 21:07 PM IST

PIL seeks regulation of godmen, astrologers

A PIL seeking to regulate godmen and astrologers was filed on Friday before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court.

Aug 30, 2013, 15:52 PM IST