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‘Can Varavara Rao’s family see him from a reasonable distance?’ HC asks NIA, Maharashtra govt

The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the NIA and the Maharashtra government to inform it about the health condition of poet Varavara Rao, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoists links case, and if his family could be allowed to see him “from a reasonable distance”. The directions came after Rao’s lawyer told the court...

Bhima Koregaon case accused Varavara Rao tests COVID-19 positive

Eighty-one-year-old poet and writer Varavara Rao, accused in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon case, tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday. The development was confirmed by the dean of JJ Hospital Dr Ranjit Mankeshwar. Rao, who was shifted to the hospital after he complained of giddiness, has been keeping unwell for a while. The family members of...

Congress MP writes to PM Modi, says Telugu poet Varavara Rao at 81 can’t be threat to nation

Congress Leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention for the release of Telugu poet Varavara Rao, who was arrested in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case in Maharashtra. Rao at 81 years of age “cannot be a threat to one of the strongest countries”...

Dalit scholar Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha surrender before NIA in Elgar Parishad case

Dalit scholar Anand Teltumbde along with activist Gautam Navlakha surrendered before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case. Anand Teltumbde is the grandson-in-law of Dalit icon Dr B R Ambedkar, whose 129th birth anniversary is being observed on Tuesday. Teltumbde arrived at the NIA office at Cumbala...