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Friday, August 06, 2021



84 kos parikrama in Ayodhya: plan, its significance, and challenges

July 30, 2021 10:13 am

The central government last week decided to declare the "84 kos parikrama marg" around Ayodhya a national highway. The decision is seen as part of the BJP's preparations for the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections next year.

Yogi Adityanath inspects medical facilities in Ayodhya, says UP preparing for third Covid wave

July 26, 2021 3:53 am

Before that, the CM assessed a medical college being constructed in the city of Siddharthnagar.

BSP kicks off Brahmin outreach programme from Ayodhya

July 24, 2021 4:01 am

Misra prayed at Hanuman Garhi and Ram Lalla temple along with his family before addressing the gathering.

Ayodhya: Six of Agra family drown in Sarayu, three still missing

July 10, 2021 4:57 am

While three members of the family were still missing, the police said three had been rescued and were undergoing treatment in a hospital.

Attacked for writing against MLA and his aide, claims Ayodhya journalist

July 01, 2021 5:24 am

The journalist, who was admitted to a district hospital, is said to be out of danger and has been shifted to a private hospital for better treatment.

PM briefed on work, says people must desire to visit Ayodhya once in lifetime

June 27, 2021 3:14 am

The Prime Minister reviewed the development plan for Ayodhya at a meeting where Uttar Pradesh government officials made a presentation.

Congress again alleges scam in land purchase in Ayodhya; says responsibility of SC, PM to find truth

June 20, 2021 6:45 pm

Randeep Surjewala alleged that the "loot" of funds collected in the name of Lord Ram is "continuing" at the hands of BJP leaders in Ayodhya and questioned the "silence" of the prime minister and the Supreme Court.

Shine the light

June 18, 2021 7:43 am

Controversy over purchase of land in Ayodhya points to need for making deals more transparent, putting checks in place

Ayodhya land deal: Priyanka demands probe under SC supervision

June 16, 2021 12:27 pm

In a statement posted on her Facebook page, Priyanka Gandhi said any attempt to find an "opportunity in faith" is an assault on the faith of crores of Indians and a "big sin".

Amid fraud allegations, Ram temple Trust releases purchase details of Ayodhya land deal

June 15, 2021 4:21 pm

The statement, which included details of the agreement, also said that the Trust had decided that all financial dealings will be conducted through banking channels and dealings are “on record”.


Ayodhya witnesses Deepotsav grandeur as over 5,00,000 diyas light up Saryu banks on Diwali eve

November 15, 2020 12:14 pm

The Deepotsav celebration in Ayodhya was started by the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh after Yogi Adityanath became the chief minister in March 2017.

Tough match: A traditional Kolkata akhada wrestles with Covid-19

August 05, 2020 9:06 pm

Chhote Lal Ki Ghat, at Mullick Ghat near the Howrah Bridge, once attracted spectators all year round. The coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing lockdown have thrown up new challenges.

This is how Ram temple in Ayodhya will look like after completion

August 04, 2020 7:18 pm

The new design was finalised in a meeting of the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, the body formed to facilitate construction of Ram temple, on July 18.

A sneak peek into Ramayana Express: Chants of Jai Shree Ram, bhajans and more

November 27, 2018 9:13 am

In the course of 16 days, the passengers of Ramayana Express are to cover 8,080 km on the Indian Railways’s ‘Ramayana circuit’, from Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, covering major destinations associated with Lord Ram.

Ayodhya turns into fortress ahead of VHP, Shiv Sena events

November 26, 2018 7:37 am

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray visits the disputed site to offer prayers and addresses a gathering, speaking over the construction of Ram temple

Yogi Adityanath hosts grand Diwali in Ayodhya

October 19, 2017 12:23 pm

Yogi Adityanath said, "Good governance — or “Ram Rajya” — will return to Ayodhya, which was neglected by successive state governments."

Riots deepen communal divide in Uttar Pradesh

April 23, 2014 5:44 pm

With Lok Sabha elections being underway, the riots divided the political landscape of the region on religious lines.


Ayodhya dispute: Centre moves SC seeking permission to release non-disputed land

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

The Centre on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court asking that it be allowed to had over the non-disputed land acquired around the disputed site to its original owners. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath welcomed the Centre's move.

Explained: What has been the BJP’s stand over the years on Ram temple

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

From the Vajpayee years to Narendra Modi’s BJP, a look at how the party handled the sensitive issue of building a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

Is VHP’s Ayodhya mobilisation bringing back fears of the 1992 Babri demolition?

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

Is the Ayodhya mobilisation now as powerful and potent as it was in 1992? Are there law and order concerns for the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government, both now ruled by the BJP? And most importantly, is it fair to compare 2018 to 1992?

On board The Ramayan Express, there are bhajans, chants of Jai Shri Ram and more

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

We travelled on The Ramayan Express going to Ayodhya, Sitamarhi, Janakpur in Nepal and Prayagraj (till recently called Allahabad) and this is what it was like.

Eye for Detail EP 12: All about the Ayodhya uncertainty, RBI vs govt and Statue of Unity

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

How the BJP and RSS are reacting to the Supreme Court deferring the Ayodhya case, why the RBI and the government are at loggerheads and what it means to have a statue worth almost Rs 3000 crores. All that and more in this week’s Eye for Detail.

How the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya impacts the BJP

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

The Supreme Court has said that the date for the Ayodhya hearings will be decided in January. Here’s how it will impact the BJP and what the RSS is likely to do.

Want a dialogue with all parties to settle the Ayodhya dispute, says union minister Uma Bharti

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Union Minister Uma Bharti has said that leaders across party lines must come together and sort out the Ayodhya dispute through dialogue. She also said that those in the government want to build a temple at the disputed site but will need support from