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The in-between place: What happens inside a Mumbai courthouse

At a Mumbai court, a reporter sees crime and criminals beyond the binary of guilt and innocence.

2008 Malegaon blast case: Mob of 15,000 manipulated crime scene, Pragya Thakur’s lawyers claim in court

The blast, which occurred at Bhiku Chowk on September 29, 2008, at around 9.30 pm, also injured over 100 people. Thakur’s lawyers submitted that after the blast, the police could not reach the site of the explosion for over six hours, and therefore could not see any motorcycle or bicycle at the spot.

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Explained: Why Pragya Thakur suffixed her spiritual guru's name while taking oath

She had taken deeksha from Swami Avdheshanand Giri, the head acharya (Mahamandleshwar) of Juna Akhara in 2007, a year before her arrest in the Malegaon blast case in 2008.

Pragya Thakur adds spiritual guru’s name to her own, kicks up row

With Opposition members raising objection, pro-tem Speaker Virendra Kumar ruled that only the name written on Thakur’s election certificate will get recorded.

Uproar in House as Pragya Thakur takes oath as BJP MP

On the first day of 17th Lok Sabha, Thakur mentioned Swami Purna Chetnanand Avdheshanand Giri as suffix to her name Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, evoking a sharp reaction from the Opposition members who said that such a thing was not permitted.

Bomb blast accused will hear President speak: Sharad Pawar on Pragya Thakur

On the Malegaon blast case, Pawar said, "When the investigation began, young men from minority communities were held. The blast occurred on a Friday in a masjid, when people had gathered to worship. I had then said that no Muslim would carry out a bomb explosion on a Friday in a mosque."

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Malegaon blasts: Court rejects Sadhvi Thakur's plea, asks her to appear for hearing

The terror blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur had won her maiden Lok Sabha elections this year on a BJP ticket, leaving Congress’ Digvijaya Singh, a two-time CM, at a distant second.

Interview: BJP vice-president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

BJP vice-president and Madhya Pradesh in-charge talks to Milind Ghatwai about Pragya Singh Thakur’s victory and what worked in the party’s favour.

Election results 2019: BJP's Pragya Thakur wins from Bhopal, Digvijaya Singh at distant second

Congress' last victory from the city came in 1984. After that, all its attempts to wrest the seat back from the BJP failed, including the one when they tried their luck by fielding former cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi in 1991.

Madhya Pradesh govt to reopen 12-year-old murder case against Pragya Thakur

Joshi was shot dead in Dewas district on December 29, 2007. Thakur and seven other accused were acquitted by a court there in 2017 due to lack of evidence against them

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