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Ayodhya Ram temple Trust to seek donations from half of India

December 19, 2020 11:14 am

According to the general secretary of the trust, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has donated Rs 11 lakh, students of spiritual leader Morari Bapu Rs 11 crore and the Shiv Sena Rs 1 crore. The Central government’s symbolic donation of Re 1 has been framed.

Ram Temple In Ayodhya: Experts’ panel to review all, from design to construction

December 15, 2020 10:25 am

The eight-member expert committee is expected to submit its report and recommendations to the Trust by December 15, after which the actual construction work at the Ram Janambhoomi will start.

December 6: A clash of ideologies

December 07, 2020 8:27 pm

Mahaparinirvan Diwas and Shaurya Diwas offer competing visions of nation building, and are a contrast between Ambedkar’s idea of India and the Hindu right’s agenda.

SC dismisses plea seeking appointment of govt nominees in trust for building mosque in Ayodhya

December 04, 2020 12:44 pm

The petition had said that apart from private individuals and members of state Sunni Board, the presence of central and state government representatives was essential to ensure proper management of the funds.

Ram temple needs special stone, so Rajasthan to free wildlife sanctuary land

November 20, 2020 7:03 pm

Over 1 lakh cubic feet of Bansi Paharpur sandstone, coveted for its unique pink shade, has already been sourced as the exclusive material for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya where stockpiling began soon after the shilanyas in 1989.

UP Govt rolls out projects for ‘Navya Ayodhya’

November 13, 2020 1:29 am

Will be a model town, blending vedic elements with modernity, says govt

Ayodhya: Deepotsava to go virtual this year, PM Modi to take part

November 09, 2020 2:40 pm

According to the UP government, the virtual Deepotsava “will be no less real than the actual one” and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also take part in it virtually.

Secularism is still thriving

August 21, 2020 9:22 pm

More than an abstract idea, secularism is a way of life in India. And, the country should guard against threats to this

With diyas & firecrackers: Diwali comes early at UP CM’s residence

August 05, 2020 3:21 pm

Adityanath lit earthen lamps and candles, burst firecrackers as flower rangolis with "Jai Sri Ram" written on them welcomed people at the entrance gate.

Meet the Sompuras, master architects who are building the Ram Temple in Ayodhya

August 06, 2020 9:57 am

The family from Palitana town in Gujarat has built numerous grand temples around the country and elsewhere, including the grand Somnath Temple that was opened in 1951, the Akshardham temples, and the Krishna Janmasthan in Mathura.


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