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Indian court jails rapist 'godman' for 20 years amid tight security

Rohtak - An Indian court on Monday sentenced a controversial spiritual leader to a total of 20 years in prison for raping two of his devotees, days after his followers went on a rampage that left 38 dead.

Dark history behind India's 'guru in bling'

New Delhi - Self-styled "godman" Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh inspired extraordinary devotion in India, where huge crowds flocked to hear his teachings -- even after he was accused of rape in a high-profile case that ended in conviction.

Indian guru awaits sentencing for rape amid intense security

Rohtak - Indian police warned Monday they would use all necessary force to maintain order when a controversial guru is sentenced for rape, days after his followers went on a rampage that left 38 dead.

Indian city under siege after clashes over 'rape guru' kill 36

- Hundreds of troops Saturday laid siege to the headquarters of a sect led by a controversial Indian guru whose conviction for rape triggered deadly clashes that have killed at least 36 people.

India city under siege after clashes over 'rape guru' kill 30

Panchkula - Hundreds of troops Saturday patrolled a northern Indian city hit by deadly clashes that killed at least 30 people after thousands protested a court's decision to convict a controversial spiritual leader of rape.

Sex crimes to sieges — India's controversial 'godmen'

New Delhi - India's self-styled "godmen" have legions of devoted followers, but several have been embroiled in scandals in recent years.

Indian city in lockdown as 'guru in bling' awaits rape verdict

Panchkula - Troops lined the streets of a city in north India Friday after tens of thousands of distraught devotees of an Indian sect leader dubbed the "guru in bling" headed there to await a verdict in his rape trial.

Indian cities in lockdown as 'guru in bling' awaits rape verdict

Panchkula - Tens of thousands of supporters of a controversial Indian guru marched Thursday on a city where he is standing trial for rape, alarming state authorities who redoubled security and suspended mobile internet services.

Indian guru's body to stay in freezer, says court

New Delhi - An Indian court Wednesday allowed disciples of a spiritual guru to preserve his body in a freezer, as they believe he is in a deep state of meditation and will return to life.

India police probe godman over alleged castration of 400 followers

New Delhi - Indian police said they are investigating a popular self-styled godman for allegedly encouraging 400 followers to undergo castrations at his ashram so they could get closer to god.

Indians celebrate the festival of Guru Purnima

Hindus are celebrating the festival of Guru Purnima, in honor of their teachers and Gurus. The festival falls on the full moon of the Indian month of Ashada which corresponds to June-July in the Gregorian calendar. This year the festival falls on July 12.

A formal introduction to MF Grimm, Percy Carey Special

Los Angeles - Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of talking to lyricist, producer, and comic book writer, MF Grimm, real name Percy Carey.

Review: ‘Kumaré’ finds ethical balance to enlighten audiences Special

‘Kumaré’ documents one man’s exploration of the value of religious figureheads and the capacity for individuals to achieve enlightenment independently.

Rapper Guru of Gangstarr dies of cancer

New York - Influential rapper known as Guru has lost the battle to myeloma at age 43. He was known for his stylistic delivery of intellectual rap, combined the musicality of jazz with hard beats of hip-hop.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Dies At 91

The guru to the Beatles, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has died at his Dutch home in Vlodrop. He died peacefully of natural causes. He is considered the one to introduce transcendental meditation to the West.

'Guru of Ganja' Convicted On Marijuana Charges

The self-proclaimed "guru of ganja", Ed Rosenthal, was convicted of illegally growing hundreds of marijuana plants that he said were meant to treat sick people. Apparently, state law in California allows that. So, what happened?
 

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Known as  Amma   the hugging saint  as teacher and lecturer  Amma is part of an ancient tradition of...
Known as "Amma, 'the hugging saint" as teacher and lecturer, Amma is part of an ancient tradition of a "guru" sharing her wisdom and meditations with the world.

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