Ayodhya

  • Ram temple is BJP issue, not NDA's: Ram Vilas Paswan 09-04-2014 12:06 AM

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya was a BJP agenda and not that of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). "Ram temple is a BJP issue, it not an issue of the NDA," Paswan, whose party allied with the BJP...
  • BJP manifesto: Strong growth, zero tolerance on terror, Ram Temple 07-04-2014 10:34 AM

    New Delhi: New Delhi: Promising to usher in an era of strong economic growth, job creation, tackling the corruption menace, zero tolerance on terrorism and a strong foreign policy, the Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of...
  • Besides 370, Ayodhya, VHP demands jobs for Hindu youths 05-04-2014 10:43 PM

    Senior VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Saturday asked the political parties, especially BJP, to promise various concessions and schemes for Hindu community in their manifestos, apart from enactment of law to build the Ram temple in Ayodhya. "We on behalf of the majority of Hindus have demanded that all the...
  • A Billion Votes: BJP moves EC over Cobrapost sting 04-04-2014 08:05 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday reacted strongly to a Cobrapost sting revealing involvement of its top leadership in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in December 1992. The party has now approached the Election Commission against Cobrapost demanding that the telecast of the sting be stopped....
  • Cobrapost sting on Babri demolition a Congress conspiracy: BJP 04-04-2014 01:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday reacted strongly to a Cobrapost sting revealing involvement of its top leadership in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in December 1992. "This is a political conspiracy by the Congress party. The timing of the allegations made is questionable...
  • Manohar Parrikar was in Ayodhya as `karsevak' in 1992, says Congress 02-04-2014 07:47 PM

    The Goa unit of Congress on Wednesday alleged that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was present in Ayodhya in 1992 when the Babri Masjid was demolished, while BJP termed the allegation as "a manufactured lie". Goa Congress spokesperson Vijay Bhike said in Panaji that there was enough evidence to prove that...
  • UP ATS arrests two terrorists planning to attack Varanasi during polls 27-03-2014 08:15 AM

    New Delhi: In what can be a major breakthrough, two alleged fidayeen terrorists have been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad in Gorakhpur. They were reportedly on their way to Ayodhya from Gorakhpur. According to the UP ATS, the arrested terrorists are Pakistani nationals. The ATS said that the...
  • Ayodhya: Work on replacing tarpaulin at makeshift temple yet to begin 23-03-2014 10:44 PM

    Work related to replacing old tarpaulin and ropes at the makeshift Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya is yet to begin as authorities have not received the Supreme Court order on the same. The Supreme Court had earlier this month given permission for carrying out work relating to...
  • Why did DMK ally with BJP if it was against kar seva, asks Jaya 23-03-2014 05:57 PM

    Hitting back at DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his charge that she had sent volunteers for 'kar seva' in Ayodhya, AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday questioned as to why his party had tied up with BJP in the past if he was so opposed...
  • Build mosque at Ayodhya if you are sorry: Azam Khan to BJP 03-03-2014 06:49 PM

    Days after BJP offered to apologise to Muslims over any "mistake", UP Minister Azam Khan on Monday asked the party to build a mosque at Ayodhya to show its true repentance. "BJP people are offering to apologise to Muslims, but these people cannot be believed. If they are really repentant,...
  • Unidentified assailants shoot chief priest dead in Puredaal 07-02-2014 08:41 PM

    A chief priest of a temple in Ayodhyawas on Friday shot dead by some unidentified assailants in Puredaal village in Gonda, police said. Ramdev Das (77) of "Ayaram Akhara" of Ayodhya, who had come in Gondaon Thursday along with his disciples to take part in a religious programme in Jhalidham...
  • Narendra Modi a leader of backward class, says Amit Shah 26-01-2014 07:27 AM

    Ballia/Deoria: Attempting an image makeover, BJP general secretary and in-charge of UP Amit Shah projected Narendra Modi as a leader of backward class and said construction of Ram temple was never an election issue. "Construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya was not included in the election issue of the party,"...
  • Ram temple group claims to have performed puja inside Babri Masjid 03-01-2014 08:25 AM

    A pro-Ram Temple group claimed tohave performed religious activities inside the disputed BabriMasjid premises on Thursday, which, however, was rubbished by thelocal administration. Representatives of the Shri Ram Sewa Samiti claimed thatthe local administration have granted them permissionfollowing which they have installed a Kalash (Urn) after thereligious rituals at the...
  • Man accused of killing youth in a mosque found dead 31-12-2013 08:48 AM

    The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday claimed to havesolved the murder of a youth brutally killed inside thepremises of a mosque in Ayodhya a few days ago. Mohammad Danish was found murdered on December 20 insidethe mosque, located in the premises of the mausoleum of HazratShish Paigambar, a very prominent...
  • BJP President compares Narendra Modi with Lord Rama 29-12-2013 05:21 PM

    Ranchi: BJP president Rajnath Singh on Sunday compared the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi with Lord Rama. "As Manthara in the Ramayana hatched a conspiracy to prevent Rama from becoming the king of Ayodhya, similarly the Congress is hatching a conspiracy against Modi," Rajnath Singh told a public rally...
  • PAC constable abducted 28-12-2013 11:56 PM

    A PAC constable, posted on security duty at the disputed site in Ayodhya, had been kidnapped and his abductors had demanded a ransom of Rs one lakh, police said on Saturday. Constable Suresh Kumar, who was on leave since December 25, was abducted at Pratapgarh, his home town, they said....
  • Modi wins the support of the oldest litigant in Ayodhya 06-12-2013 11:11 PM

    Mohammad Hashim Ansari, one of the oldest litigants in Ayodhya title suits, on Friday claimed Congress is creating fear of Narendra Modi among Muslims and the BJP leader needs the community's support to become prime minister. "Modi needs Muslims' full support to become prime minister of the country," Hashim said...
  • BJP should apologise over Babri Masjid demolition: Samajwadi Party 06-12-2013 03:15 PM

    Observing two decades since the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on Friday, Samajwadi Party MPs attacked the BJP seeking their apology over the incident. Protesting outside the Parliament House in New Delhi, the Members of Parliament led by SP leader Naresh Agarwal displayed anti-BJP placards, observing December 6 as...
  • Police lay siege to Ayodhya on 21st anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition 06-12-2013 10:14 AM

    A three-tier security cordon was on Thursday thrown around this town and all its entry points were sealed to maintain peace on the eve of 21st anniversary of Babri Mosque demolition as Muslim organisations decided to observe "black day" and Hindu outfits a "day of victory". Around 10,000 personnel from...
  • 21 years of Babri Masjid demolition: Security stepped up in Ayodhya 06-12-2013 08:59 AM

    Ayodhya: December 6, 2013, marks 21 years of the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. Security has been stepped up on Friday. The demolition had sparked off communal riots across the country in 1992-93. A three-tier security cordon was thrown around Ayodhya and all its entry points...
  • Children's film fest will help 'Minugurulu' release: Director 17-11-2013 03:00 PM

    Hyderabad: Upcoming Telugu drama 'Minugurulu' will be screened at the ongoing International Children's Film Festival of India (ICFFI) here. Its director Ayodhya Kumar feels this opportunity will help the film create a buzz before its theatrical release. A film featuring 40 visually impaired children, 'Minugurulu' is the story of how...
  • VHP meet today to discuss UP government's crackdown on 'Sankalp Sabha' 19-10-2013 09:15 AM

    A two-day meeting of the governing body of VHP saints will begin in New Delhi on Saturday to discuss their response in the wake of Uttar Pradesh government banning two of its programmes in the state since August as well as construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya. "The steps...
  • UP: Crackdown on VHP sankalp diwas, BJP MP, 340 others arrested 18-10-2013 12:16 PM

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police has arrested BJP MP Adityanath ahead of VHP's proposed 'Sankalp Diwas' in Ayodhya on Friday. Adityanath was arrested from a train in Gonda as a preventive measure. Police has so far arrested around 340 people, including former BJP MLA Lalu Singh, and put 42 others...
  • Undeterred by UP govt ban, VHP to go ahead with 'Sankalp Diwas' 18-10-2013 09:07 AM

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government and the VHP are set for another round of confrontation in Ayodhya. The VHP has said that it will go ahead with its proposed 'Sankalp Diwas' in Ayodhya on Friday despite the state government ban. Heavy security arrangements are in place in the temple city....
  • UP: Security beefed up ahead of VHP's proposed 'Sankalp Diwas' 17-10-2013 09:55 AM

    Lucknow: A day ahead of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) proposed Sankalp Diwas, heavy security arrangements have been put in place in Ayodhya. The VHP plans to go ahead with its meet to press for a legislation on building a Ram Temple despite a UP government ban. The Akhilesh Yadav...
  • Hundreds of VHP activists camp in Ayodhya ahead of banned 'Sankalp Sabha', 42 arrested 17-10-2013 09:24 AM

    Sensing trouble during the 'Sankalp Sabha' of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on October 18 at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, police searched many locations and detained 42 persons, an official said on Thursday. The Akhilesh Yadav government in the state has banned the event citing fears of trouble and communal...
  • Controversial Ayodhya letter: Principal Secretary Home shunted 15-10-2013 05:03 PM

    Lucknow: As a fallout of the controversial letter on reconstruction of Ayodhya Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has transferred Principal Secretary (Home) RM Srivastava. Though no reason has been cited by the government for the replacement of Srivastava, a 1982 batch IAS officer, it is believed to...
  • BJP accuses SP of banning VHP's 'Sankalp Diwas' to appease Muslims 15-10-2013 03:50 PM

    Politics has intensified after the Uttar Pradesh government banned the VHP's Yatra in Ayodhya. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had proposed a 'Sankalp Sabha' to be held in Ayodhya on October 18. The yatra was being done with an aim to reinforce pressure for the building of the Ram Temple...
  • VHP remains defiant as UP government bans 'Sankalp Sabha' in Ayodhya 15-10-2013 11:48 AM

    Lucknow: Politics has intensified after the Uttar Pradesh government banned the VHP's Yatra around Ayodhya. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had proposed a 'Sankalp Sabha' to be held in Ayodhya on October 18. The yatra was being done with an aim to reinforce pressure for the building of the Ram...
  • UP govt bans VHP's 'Sankalp Diwas' on Ram Temple issue 14-10-2013 08:19 PM

    Lucknow: After clamping down on its yatra on the Ayodhya issue, the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday banned VHP's proposed 'Sankalp Diwas' stir on October 18 to press for a parliamentary legislation on building Ram Temple, fearing a communal flare-up. The decision was taken in view of security concerns, especially...