Tuesday, January 19, 2021

ram temple

Cong leader in Uttarakhand begins donation drive for Ram temple

NEW DELHI/DEHRADUN: As the donation drive for the construction of a new Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh got underway, former Uttarakhand Minister and Congress leader Navprabhat on Sunday appealed to the people to contribute money for the shrine's construction.

Governments can come and go but cultural nationalism is here to stay

NEW DELHI: On Friday, when President Ramnath Kovind donated Rs 5 lakh in personal capacity for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya to the trust, life came a full circle for the Indian Republic. In 1951, when deputy Prime Minister Sardar Patel wanted the Somnath temple to be renovated by the Congress, it was opposed tooth and nail by Pandit Nehru, who wanted the new state to be at arm's length from the renovation of the Somnath temple in Gujarat.

Andhra BJP leaders call on people to donate money for Ram temple

AMARAVATI: Heralding a donations drive for the Ram Mandir construction at Ayodhya, Andhra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Somu Veerraju donated Rs 50,000.
I have donated my share for Sri Ram Mandir's construction as the years long desire of crores of Hindus is being fulfilled," said Veerraju on Friday.

Documentary on Ram temple movement released

LUCKNOW: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has circulated a video on the social media, chronicling the 'struggle for Ram temple in Ayodhya'.
The 13-minute video, titled 'Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Vijay Gaatha' begins with the struggle for Ram Temple in Ayodhya beginning from 1528 when the temple was allegedly demolished by Mughal king Babar to the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 and the launch of the construction for the temple at the site in 2020 after the Supreme Court's verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit.

End minority status for Muslims: Sakshi Maharaj

KANPUR(UP): Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Unnao, Sakshi Maharaj, known for his controversial remarks, has now said that "as there are more Muslims in India than in Pakistan, their minority status should be abolished".

Temples must be free of govt control, says top VHP leader

NEW DELHI:Alok Kumar, International Working President of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), has demanded that temples across the country be freed of government control. Kumar said that such are the laws in certain states that there isn't even a single Hindu devotee in the temple committees. Only bureaucrats are running the show in governance of temple operations.

Yogi gets ready for 'Navya Ayodhya'

LUCKNOW:Even as the world turns the spotlight on Ayodhya for the magnificent Deepotsav celebrations, the Yogi Adityanath government is working at a furious pace to develop 'Navya Ayodhya' -- a coordinated model of Vedic and modern city.

Modi-Yogi magic steers NDA to victory in Bihar

LUCKNOW:The Bihar Assembly election results on Wednesday showcased the efforts put in by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to help the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) deliver a stellar performance in the electoral battle.

CM dedicates projects of Rs. 80.60 crore for Bhoranj Vidhan Sabha area

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today inaugurated and laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth Rs 80.60 crore in Bhoranj Vidhan Sabha area of Hamirpur district.

SC turns down Babri judge's plea to continue his security

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Monday denied extending the personal security of special judge S.K. Yadav, who retired after delivering the verdict in the Babri demolition case.
A bench headed by Justice R.F. Nariman, after a brief hearing in the matter, said: "We do not consider it necessary to continue the security for him."

Do they speak on jobs, women safety: Chidambaram after PM rallies

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the second phase of voting in Bihar, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday flayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and alleged that the NDA leadership was not talking about the "real issues" during campaigning.

Modi brings up Ram Mandir in Bihar rally, recalls years of prayers & penance

MOTIHARI(Bihar): Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of Ram Mandir in his rally at Motihari's Gandhi Maidan in Bihar's East Champaran district.

Revival of India's cultural heritage at Ayodhya started by Patel: PM

NEW DELHI: Paying tributes to India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 145th birth anniversary at the 'Statue of Unity' in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the extension of the 'yagya' (mission) of reclaiming our cultural heritage at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh this year was started by Patel by ordering the reconstruction of the Somnath temple in Gujarat.

Bihar polls: PM Modi invokes Ram Mandir in the land of Sita

DARBHANGA:As the first phase of voting was underway in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday raised the Ram Mandir issue in his rally in Darbhanga. He also reminded the people of the 'Jungle Raj' during the erstwhile Rashtriya Janata Dal's 15-year-rule.

Ayodhya to be developed as 'eco-friendly' city

AYODHYA:Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath plans to develop the temple town of Ayodhya as an eco-friendly tourist point as it expects footfalls to manifold once the grand Ram Temple is functional.

Deepotsav' in Ayodhya to be grander sans public presence

LUCKNOW:The annual 'Deepotsav' programme in Ayodhya on the eve of Diwali, will not be scaled down due to the prevailing pandemic situation. The event, in fact, will be held on a grander scale this year, even though there will be minimal public participation.

Manoj Tiwari starts election campaign of BJP in Bihar

PATNA:With just 10 days remaining for first phase of Bihar elections, actor-turned-politician Manoj Tiwari started the election campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state on Sunday by launching a song "Suna Ho Bihar ke Bhaiya", the remake of his original song "Jiya Ho Bihar ke Lala" from the movie 'Gangs of Wasseypur'.

Babas' and 'Gurus' bring saffron hue to Congress in MP

BHOPAL:The bypolls in Madhya Pradesh this time seem to be different from all the previous elections. The saffron hue, which is usually associated with the BJP, appears to be the favourite of the Congress now. The party has got several "Babas", "Sadhus" and "Gurus" to campaign for it.

Pak Hindu Council to move ICJ in Jodhpur killing

ISLAMABAD: Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC), has called on the Imran Khan government to help them take the case of killing of 11 Pakistani Hindus in the Indian city of Jodhpur to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Now politics begin over Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura

LUCKNOW:  Two days after a civil suit was filed in a Mathura court, seeking ownership of the entire 13.37 acres of Krishna Janambhoomi land in the temple town and removal of the Shahi Idgah Masjid, politics has begun in right earnest on the issue.

Chief priest of Ram temple sent on quarantine

AYODHYA:Acharya Satyendra Das, the chief priest of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple, has been sent to home quarantine after his assistant Pradeep Das tested positive for Covid-19 three days back.

Sukhpal Khaira demands to restore Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi, blames BJP for spreading hatred

CHANDIGARH: Sukhpal Singh Khaira Bholath MLA and president of Punjab Ekta Party (PEP) today lashed out at Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) for failing to protect interests of minority communities and Dalits being targeted repeatedly by BJP led center government in which SAD is an alliance partner.

Prominent BJP leaders not contesting Lok Sabha polls

NEW DELHI: For the last few decades, they were the BJP's prominent faces and voices in the Lower House of Parliament but now their voices would not be heard in the 17th Lok Sabha which is to be constituted after the May 23 results.

Lack of jobs will be major issue in next LS polls: Yashwant Sinha

By V.S. Chandrasekar and Meghna Mittal
NEW DELHI: Dissident BJP leader Yashwant Sinha remains unfazed by all the criticism he has faced for his strong critique of the economy and asserts that lack of jobs will be a major issue in the next Lok Sabha elections.

Kashmir could turn out to be Modi's biggest failure

By Amulya Ganguli 
There is little doubt that notwithstanding any achievement of Narendra Modi in the economic field or in partially curbing the saffron hotheads, Kashmir will be the scene of his biggest failure unless he is able to accomplish a dramatic breakthrough in the near future.