Ram Setu

  • BJP to continue raising diesel price rise in Parliament March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday said it will continue to raise in both Houses of Parliament the issue of diesel price hike, which is hitting the common man, but not stall proceedings. The matter was discussed at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting attended by its top leaders on Tuesday morning....
  • BJP warns govt on Ram Setu, says won't tolerate any tampering February 24, 2013

    Demanding the scrapping of the Sethusamudran project, the BJP says the sentiments of crores of Hindus are attached to the issue and it will not tolerate any tampering with the Ram Setu. ...
  • Won't tolerate any tampering with Ram Setu: BJP February 24, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday warned the government against going ahead with the Sethusamudram project, saying the sentiments of crores of Hindus are attached to the issue and it will not tolerate any tampering with the Ram Setu. "We would like to warn the government on the Ram Setu issue....
  • Ram Setu: SC asks Centre about alternate route November 4, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for the Union Government’s final stand on whether a shorter sea route around India’s southern tip could be built along an alternate alignment, sparing any damage to the mythological Ram Setu. A bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI) KG Balakrishnan, Justice RV...
  • Ram Setu not part of Hinduism: Govt tells SC October 14, 2008

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court the Ram Setu, which many Hindus believe was the bridge Lord Ram built to cross over to Lanka, was not an integral part of the religion. The Centre’s affidavit also said the Setu, a 48-km long chain of limestone shoals, was...
  • SC slams Karunanidhi, Baalu for ignoring notice August 4, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday threatened to issue arrest warrants against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, Union Transport Minister T R Baalu and four others for ignoring its contempt notice. The case relates to the DMK Government organising a bandh in the state on October 1, 2007, in...
  • Ram Setu can't be declared national monument: Centre July 30, 2008

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it had already come to a conclusion that Ram Setu does not fulfil the criteria for being declared a national monument. "As far as we are concerned, the stand of the Government is very clear that Ram Setu could not...
  • Govt to respond to SC call on Ram Setu next week July 24, 2008

    New Delhi: The Government would respond to the Supreme Court's suggestion for an alternative alignment off the Ram Setu for the Setusamudram shipping channel, the court was informed Thursday. "I have conveyed to the highest quarters in the government the bench suggestion for an alternative alignment for the channel to balance...
  • UPA toes DMK line on Ram Setu, BJP cries foul July 24, 2008

    New Delhi: A year after saying Lord Ram didn't exist, the Central Government has now told the Supreme Court that the Sethusamudram was destroyed by Ram himself. Encouraged by its victory in the trust vote, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government is now going ahead with some controversial decisions. And without delay...
  • BJP ropes in foreign troupes to enact Ram Lila June 8, 2008

    Bhopal: In an answer from the ruling state BJP government to those behind the controversial Ram Setu affidavit, troupes from eight different countries will be participating in a nine-day long festival that will stage the different forms of Ram Lila. Troupes from Cambodia, Bali, Sri Lanka, Java, Thailand and Singapore have...
  • Karunanidhi's birthday wish: Ram Setu project June 3, 2008

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi cut an 85-kg cake on his 85th birthday but said the treat he would enjoy most was completion of the Setusamudram Shipping Project. "My only wish is to see the implementation of the Sethusamudaram project," said Karunanidhi. "Everything I speak and write is about...
  • Find out if Ram Setu is a monument, SC orders May 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to find out if the Sethusamudram Project is an ancient monument. The Court said the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) could make a study to settle the issue. The Sethusamudram project envisages dredging of a ship channel across the Palk straits...
  • SC to hear petitions against the Ram Setu Project May 1, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a number of petitions challenging the implementation of the Sethusamudram Project on the ground that implementing the project would damage the Ramar Setu. The court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing due to some confusion over the order on the hearing date, which mistakenly showed...
  • Lookahead Wipes: Big news from across India April 30, 2008

    New Delhi: The competition commission of India has called the Indian Steel Alliance for a meeting to discuss the steel prices. The Supreme Court will continue hearings in the Ramar Setu case. And, SHRC issues notice to Raj Thackeray on Medha Patkar's petition. ...
  • SC posts hearing on Ram Setu project for April 29 April 15, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday posted for April 29 the hearing on the Centre's plea to go ahead with the Sethusamudram project. The Centre had on February 29 filed a fresh affidavit in the apex court seeking clearance to go ahead with the Sethusamudram project on the same alignment...
  • Lookahead wipes: What's making news today March 5, 2008

    Here's a look at what else is expected to make news on Wednesday. ...
  • Courts cannot decide issues of faith: BJP March 4, 2008

    New Delhi: The BJP on Monday said the affidavit filed by the government in Supreme Court on Sethusamudram project is 'objectionable and unacceptable' as issues of faith cannot be decided by a court. "The questions of faith do not have a proof to substantiate, may it be the faith in Mother...
  • Cong files affidavit in SC to give Sethu its go-ahead March 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Under the quiet cover of a very populist budget, the Congress has made an important political move in the Supreme Court on Friday. The Sethusamudram project is on and the government's intention to give the project a green signal has been made clear in the affidavit filed in court....
  • Centre to play safe in its affidavit on Ram Setu February 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved a new affidavit on the contentious Sethusamudram shipping canal project off the Tamil Nadu coast that puts the ball in the Supreme Court's court. In the end, it's careful tightrope walking as coalition compulsion have been taken care of because the SC will be...
  • Ram Setu: Govt passes burden on to SC February 28, 2008

    New Delhi: To understand the issue of Ram Setu better, CNN-IBN correspondent Pallavi Ghosh tells you how the Government has passed the burden on to the Supreme Court. ...
  • Affidavit approved, UPA to go ahead with Setu project February 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs has approved a new affidavit on Ram Setu. The Government is seeking to lift the stay on the construction of the controversial project off the Tamil Nadu coastline. The affidavit will be filed in Supreme Court on March 5. Sources...
  • Lookahead wipes: What's making news today February 28, 2008

    Here's what else is likely to make news across the country on Thursday. ...
  • Centre plays balancing act in new Ram Setu affidavit February 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The Union Government has finally decided to delete the objectionable portions from the affidavit on the Ram Setu project in a move aimed at addressing the concerns of key constituent DMK without hurting Hindu sentiments. The government is expected to submit the new affidavit before the Supreme Court...
  • UPA Govt may put Ram Setu project on hold January 31, 2008

    New Delhi: The contentious Sethu Samundaram project is likely to be put on hold as after facing uproar from the Sangh Parivar over the issue, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government has been looking for a face saver that would allow it to exit the project. The government's political reluctance has...
  • Ram Setu project worries Coast Guard January 31, 2008

    New Delhi: There is a new twist to the Ram Setu controversy. The Coast Guards Director General has told CNN-IBN that the Sethusamudram project poses security threat to India. Vice Admiral Contractor was echoing remarks similar to those made by the Navy Chief, Admiral Sureesh Mehta, recently. His statement comes...
  • Advani's absence at Ram Setu rally ruffles parivar December 31, 2007

    New Delhi: The absence of the Leader of Opposition, LK Advani, in Sunday's Ram Sethu rally has ruffled the feelings of the Sangh Parivar that seemed to have patched up after he was chosen to lead the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections. The reason Advani...
  • Massive protest against Sethusamudram project December 30, 2007

    New Delhi: Fresh from the Gujarat and Himachal Assembly election triumphs, the saffron brigade is staging protests in New Delhi against the Sethusamudram project off the coast of Tamil Nadu. A rally organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), is being held at the Swarn Jayanti Park in Rohini in northwest...
  • Ram Setu, the new theme to celebrate Golu October 18, 2007

    Chennai: The row over Ram Setu has been at the centre of the country's political scene for sometime now, but this festive season it's literally entering living rooms as well. A family in Chennai has come up with a rather innovative way of celebrating Golu this year by recreating the...
  • Rajini joins Setu debate, advises MK to 'talk it out' October 17, 2007

    Chennai: At the state government's film awards function, Lord Ram took center stage yet again. It all started when superstar Rajinikanth requested Chief Minister M Karunanidhi to solve the issue amicably, talking it out at a higher level. "This issue has been blown out of proportion. In Tamil Nadu people...
  • Bangaloreans file case against MK for Ram rant October 2, 2007

    New Delhi: The controversy over Ram Sethu and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s uncharitable remarks over Lord Ram is threatening to assume dangerous proportions. A case has now been filed in a city court in Bangalore against the DMK patriarch for his remarks. The petition, filed by three Bangaloreans...