Aseemanand's younger brother, Sushanta Sarkar, is presently the secretary of the BJP's Hooghly unit.
The special anti-terror court acquitted Hindutva preacher Swami Aseemanand and four others in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case.
On May 18. 2007, an explosive device went off inside the mosque located in the old city of Hyderabad. Around 5 people were also killed when the police opened fire to control a mob.
Full text of the handwritten letter by Swami Aseemanand denying a quote attributed to him in a Caravanreport that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat sanctioned terrorist attacks. The magazine stands by its story.
'Swami Aseemanand claims that the RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat, knew about the conspiracy to bomb civilian targets. Selected audio recordings and translations from his interviews with The Caravan'
'By asserting that Hyderabad bombing may have been a reaction to the execution of Kasab and Afzal Guru, the home minister himself foreclosed any possibility of unbiased investigation'
Assemanand's retraction of what of his 'confessional statement' raises fresh doubts about partisan political games
Swami Aseemanand's confession cannot be brushed aside. There is need to urgently press ahead with the investigation and facilitate the prosecution of those arrested
Fishermen fishing from Kumari dam as it overflowing following heavy rain in Kanyakumari district.PTI Photo
Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is greeted by the officials on his arrival in Israel.PTI Photo
Commuters wade through amid heavy rain in Gurugram.PTI Photo
People play instruments during Kullu Dussehra, in Kullu.PTI Photo
BJP Yuva Morcha workers protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh, in front of Vivekananda House in Kolkata.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates