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Ayodhya list of 'illegal colonisers': From Mayor to 2-term BJP MLA to ex-legislator

August 08, 2022 6:14 pm

Mayor Upadhyay and MLA Gupta have, however, denied the allegations and charged “foul play” in the list of land deal “offenders” released by the Authority.

Ayodhya MLA, Mayor in district land authority's list of 'illegal' land dealers

August 08, 2022 7:42 am

MLA Ved Prakash Gupta and Mayor Rishikesh Upadhyay were among more than a dozen buyers of land parcels investigated by The Indian Express on December 22 last year.

Aaditya in Ayodhya: 'Here as a devotee of Ram, not for politics'

June 15, 2022 10:49 pm

“Our visit (to Ayodhya) is not related to any election. Also, it is not a political matter. For us, it is a matter of faith,” Aaditya Thackeray, who was accompanied by party leaders Sanjay Raut and Eknath Shinde, told mediapersons, before heading to Hanumangarhi to offer puja.

Aaditya Thackeray hits Ayodhya trail as Sena revs up BMC poll campaign

June 15, 2022 6:56 pm

The Sena finalised Aaditya's Ayodhya tour after MNS' Raj Thackeray announced his decision to visit Ayodhya's Ram Temple on June 5. The Sena scheduled Aaditya's trip to Ayodhya for June 10, which was later rescheduled for June 15.

Yogi Adityanath launches second phase of Ram temple construction: ‘500-year struggle taking shape’

June 02, 2022 2:27 am

Addressing a gathering of Hindu saints, priests and devotees on the occasion, Adityanath said the Ram temple will be “rashtra mandir” or the national temple of “New India” which will bind the nation in one thread under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat' campaign.

Cancelled Ayodhya trip as a trap was being laid for me, says MNS chief Raj Thackeray at Pune rally

May 23, 2022 2:06 am

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief said if he had still decided to visit Ayodhya, many would have followed him. He added that though the loudspeaker problem has ceased for now, the MNS will have to remain on alert.

Raj Thackeray’s Ayodhya visit called off for now, MNS chief to clear the air at Pune rally on Sunday

May 21, 2022 10:05 am

The MNS chief’s Ayodhya visit had run into a controversy after BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh Brij Bhushan Singh had strongly opposed it, demanding an apology from Raj Thackeray for the assault on people from Uttar Pradesh and other North Indians in Mumbai in 200

Ayodhya temple sanctum sanctorum will be complete by Dec 2023: Nripendra Misra

May 18, 2022 3:15 am

The plinth made with granite stone, work on which started in February this year, is expected to be complete by August. About 17,000 stones will be used to build the plinth, which is being procured from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, said a member of the committee.

Daily Briefing: Protests turn violent as Sri Lankan PM resigns; Congress may call for anti-BJP parties to align

May 10, 2022 8:18 am

The Centre told the Supreme Court that it “has decided to re-examine and re-consider the provisions of Section 124A (that deal with the offence)”.

Ayodhya: From UP to Maharashtra, a must-stop on poll pilgrimage

May 10, 2022 9:54 am

MNS chief Raj Thackeray and Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray are both scheduled to visit the town in June


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