RAM TEMPLE

  • Former MP Mahant Avaidyanath passes away September 13, 2014

    Gorakhpur: Former MP Mahant Avaidyanath, who had been in the forefront of the movement for Ram Temple in Ayodhya, died on Friday night after prolonged illness. He was 95. Avaidyanath, also a former MLA, had been ailing for the past few months and was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon....
  • Modi government will clear hurdles for building Ayodhya Ram temple: Muralidhar Rao September 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: The BJPled NDA government's immediate priority is to ensure that the economic parameters of the country are improved, though issues such as Ram Janmabhoomi are still on the agenda, the party's national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao said on Saturday. "We want to solve all the issues as early...
  • RSS publishes Swamy's letter outlining action plan to rebuild Ram temple in Ayodhya August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh mouthpiece 'organizer' on Saturday published a letter written by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy outlining an action plan to rebuild the Ram temple in Ayodhya by 2016 and fulfil the party's commitment to the electorate. The letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined an...
  • Ram temple pledge will be fulfilled soon: Praveen Togadia August 18, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Praveen Togadia on Sunday said the pledge for constructing Ram temple at Ayodhya will be fulfilled soon. Addressing a gathering in Mumbai, Togadia also said that more than 5,000 hostels for girls and youth will be built in the country and a mechanism will be worked out...
  • Ram temple pledge will be fulfilled soon: Togadia August 17, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Pravin Togadia on Sunday said the pledge for constructing Ram temple at Ayodhya will be fulfilled soon. Addressing a gathering in Mumbai, Togadia also said that more than 5,000 hostels for girls and youth will be built in the country and a mechanism will be worked out...
  • VHP leader Giriraj Kishore dies at age of 94 July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Giriraj Kishore, who was actively associated with the Ram temple agitation, died on Sunday evening following prolonged illness. He was 94. "He was ailing for some time now. He died peacefully at the VHP headquarters in RK Puram at 9:15 PM," VHP Delhi unit...
  • Muslims will soon give nod to Ram temple in Ayodhya: VHP June 8, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday said it was hopeful that the Muslim community will give up its opposition to the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. "We firmly believe the Muslim community will understand this truth... will respect religious sentiments... and will voluntarily give decision with regard to temple construction,"...
  • EC seeks reports on Modi's rally in Faizabad May 5, 2014

    Within hours of Narendra Modi's address to a rally in Faizabad where he invoked Lord Ram, the Election Commission sought a report from the district authorities about his speech and the stage backdrop. "I have sought a report on Modi's speech and backdrop of the stage at the rally from District...
  • 91-year-old ex-MP Shirish Chandra Dixit dies after prolonged illness April 9, 2014

    Former MP and Uttar Pradesh ex-DGP Shirish Chandra Dixit died on Tuesday after prolonged illness at a private hospital. He was 91. Dixit was actively involved in the Ram Temple movement and he represented the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on BJP ticket between 1991 and 1996. Dixit is survived by two sons...
  • BJP's 'poisonous thoughts' reflects majoritarian politics: Chidambaram April 8, 2014

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram accused the BJP of deliberately attempting to polarise voters by raking up "poisonous and divisive" issues like Ram Temple in Ayodhya to consolidate its vote bank without bothering about those who will not vote for them. Addressing a press conference in Chennai, he said what was of...
  • Full text: BJP manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha elections April 7, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of the polls began in the states of Assam and Tripura. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity...
  • Highlights: BJP manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha elections April 7, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of the polls began in the states of Assam and Tripura. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity...
  • BJP manifesto: Strong growth, zero tolerance on terror, Ram Temple April 7, 2014

    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...
  • Ayodhya: Work on replacing tarpaulin at makeshift temple yet to begin March 23, 2014

    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 replacing...
  • BJP used Ram temple issue for electoral gains: Mulayam February 8, 2014

    Arguing that BJP did not accept his offer for land at a place other than the disputed site for building the Ram temple, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav accused the saffron party of using the temple issue for electoral gains. Mulayam alleged that BJP never had the intention to build the...
  • Ram temple group claims to have performed puja inside Babri Masjid January 3, 2014

    A proRam 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 shrine...
  • UP: Crackdown on VHP sankalp diwas, BJP MP, 340 others arrested October 18, 2013

    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' October 18, 2013

    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....
  • Another state govt official transferred over Ram temple letter October 16, 2013

    Lucknow:The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday removed RM Srivastava from the post of Principal Secretary (Home), days after two other officials of the home department were suspended over the controversial Ram temple letter issue. Srivastava has been replaced by Anil Kumar Gupta, who was posted as member of the Revenue Board. Earlier,...
  • Controversial Ayodhya letter: Principal Secretary Home shunted October 15, 2013

    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...
  • UP govt suspends former Home Department Secy for issuing wrong letter, orders probe October 14, 2013

    A day after his transfer, senior IAS officer Sarvesh Chandra Mishra was on Sunday suspended and a departmental probe initiated against him over a controversial letter convening a meeting to discuss "reconstruction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on lines of Somnath Temple." Mishra, a 1997batch officer, was the Home Secretary of...
  • Letter controversy: UP govt suspends senior IAS officer October 13, 2013

    Lucknow: A day after his transfer, senior IAS officer Sarvesh Chandra Mishra was on Sunday suspended and a departmental probe initiated against him over a controversial letter convening a meeting to discuss "reconstruction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on lines of Somnath Temple." Mishra, a 1997batch officer, was the Home Secretary...
  • UP govt letter on Ram temple sparks controversy October 12, 2013

    Lucknow: A controversy erupted on Saturday over a communique by UP home secretary convening a meeting to discuss the "reconstruction of Ram temple in Ayodhya on the lines of Somnath temple", with a redfaced Samajwadi Party government admitting the "error" and promising action against the guilty. Principal Secretary (Home) RM Srivastava...
  • VHP's Ayodhya yatra will continue as planned, says Praveen Togadia August 27, 2013

    VHP leader Praveen Togadia on Tuesday said the outfit's controversial yatra would continue as planned through its decided route. "The 84 kosi parikrama yatra would continue as per its schedule from its decided route and there would be no change in it," Togadia, who was released from temporary jail, told reporters...
  • Lok Sabha passes Food Bill, over 300 amendments moved by Oppn rejected August 26, 2013

    New Delhi: In a major victory for the UPA government, its flagship Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday. The bill, which seeks to provide cheap foodgrains to 82 crore people in the country, is the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger. The ambitious bill...
  • Lok Sabha passes Food Bill, Thomas hopeful of passing it in Rajya Sabha August 26, 2013

    New Delhi: 10:53 pm: Food Minister KV Thomas hopeful that the Food Bill will be passed in the Rajya Sabha. 10:47 pm: Lok Sabha passes the Food Security Bill. The Bill was passed after debating for 9 hours. The bill was supported by the BJP. 9:43 pm: Amendment moved by BJP leader...
  • UP govt bans VHP yatra over Ram Temple issue August 19, 2013

    The Vishwa Hindu Parishad was refused permission by the Uttar Pradesh government for a yatra from Ayodhya to push for Ram Temple at the disputed site, just days after it asked Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to work as a bridge between Hindus and Muslims on the issue on...
  • BJP committed to constructing Ram temple in Ayodhya, says Kalraj Mishra August 2, 2013

    BJP is committed to constructing Ram temple in Ayodhya and it would go for Constitution amendment if required, senior party leader Kalraj Mishra said on Friday. "Though the matter is in court and though construction of Ram temple is VHP's issue, however, in principal, we are committed to (constructing the) temple,"...
  • The Last Word: Is Ram Mandir still a relevant issue in politics? July 8, 2013

    BJP leader Amit Shah raised the Ram Temple issue yet again on Saturday as he revived his party's promise to build the temple in Ayodhya. Political parties criticised his statements saying it was only a political tool. The question is whether the Ram Mandir still a relevant and meaningful issue...
  • Narendra Modi expected in Delhi today to attend BJP Parliamentary Board meeting July 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party poll panel chief and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is expected to be in Delhi on Monday. Modi will be attending a second meeting of the Parliamentary Board as the party gears up for 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The Parliamentary Board is likely to...