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August 28, 2017 9:37 AM Decoding Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's health tips

The head of Dera Sacha Sauda is all for a "healthy" lifestyle, and we're not kidding. You might have come across many self-proclaimed godmen in India, but you couldn't possibly have ever come across someone as grand as this man. Just a look at his long-winding name, and you know how big a deal he has ended up becoming. Like every godman with a mission 55

August 27, 2017 12:30 PM After deadly protests, Indian states in lockdown for 'godman's' rape sentencing

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is deploying thousands of riot police and shutting down internet services in two northern states, as it prepares for the sentencing on Monday of a self-styled 'godman' whose followers went on the rampage after he was convicted of rape on Friday. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's cult Dera Sacha Sauda has a vast rural following in Punjab 54

August 27, 2017 9:40 AM Lies, half-truths, secrets — all from Khattar government!

CHANDIGARH: In the past over 100 hours of the Dera Sacha Sauda mayhem, the BJP government in Haryana led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar relied on lies, half-truths and secrecy to defend itself in the face of the mayhem which left 36 people dead and over 250 injured. The Khattar government, which has come under attack for its inept handling of tough 37

August 26, 2017 5:20 PM Political surrender, says HC

A day after followers of controversial self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of Dera Sacha Sauda indulged in violence and clashes with law enforcement agencies at several places in Haryana and Punjab leaving at least 36 persons dead and over 200 injured, the Punjab and Haryana High Court came down heavily on the Central and the Haryana governments 30

August 26, 2017 5:20 PM India, a country for 'Godmen': Politics, not divinity, their source of power

God and religion are big things in India and indeed around the world. Maybe a little more in the world's largest democracy than most other places. And unlike theocratic countries, 'gods' and 'godmen,' of not just one, but different religions and sects hold sway here than foreign. While this might be considered an example of the secular nature of the country 73

August 26, 2017 6:39 AM The day a rapist held India for ransom

For millions of Indians, a day that started with pride at a brave court verdict ended in rage, embarrassment, fear and an acute sense of shame. It was the day that tens of thousands of Indians went on the rampage in defense of a con man masquerading as a spiritual leader. Some have called it our very own Charlottesville moment. Gurmeet Singh, a flamboyant 72

August 25, 2017 7:10 PM Violent Protests in India Turn Deadly After Guru’s Rape Conviction

For the past several days, police reinforcements had been bused into the northern Indian state of Haryana where the core of Mr. Singh’s supporters live. The army was put on standby in anticipation of violence. On Friday, text messaging and mobile internet services were cut off in the area in an attempt to avert mob mayhem. Manohar Lal Khattar, the chief 55

February 9, 2015 2:05 PM Wales v Scotland: Cheer yourself up by reliving Wales recent run of victories over the Bravehearts

Wales travel to Murrayfield on Sunday looking to get their Six Nations campaign back on track following defeat to England Well, one ray of hope is that we do have history on our side when it comes to our next opponents. Wales have won their last seven meetings with Scotland, a record dating back to 2007 when Gareth Jenkins’ team were beaten 21-9 in a try-less 4

February 7, 2014 9:32 PM Man with 14 inch TAIL Indian worshipped as a reincarnation of a monkey god

A man with a 14.5-inch hairy tail growing from his back has been hailed as a god by villagers in India. Chandre Oraon, 35, was born with a patch of hair on his lower back and has refused to have it cut, leading to locals believing that he is an incarnation of Hindu monkey deity Hanuman. Worshippers travel hundreds of miles to queue up outside his house 67

December 26, 2013 5:23 PM Aviva Premiership: London Wasps too strong for Newcastle Falcons

Last updated: 27th December 2013   Wasps climbed into the Aviva Premiership top six with a 17-12 victory over Newcastle at Kingston Park. The Londoners had too much nous and efficiency in difficult windy conditions for the struggling Falcons and were never particularly troubled once Sam Jones gave them the lead with a try converted by Andy Goode 63