Ram Temple

  • 91-year-old ex-MP Shirish Chandra Dixit dies after prolonged illness 09-04-2014 08:25 AM

    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...
  • BJP's 'poisonous thoughts' reflects majoritarian politics: Chidambaram 08-04-2014 04:36 PM

    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...
  • Full text: BJP manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha elections 07-04-2014 11:11 AM

    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 07-04-2014 10:59 AM

    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 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...
  • PJB manifesto: Bridge built by monkeys among other things

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  • 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...
  • BJP used Ram temple issue for electoral gains: Mulayam 08-02-2014 11:10 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Another state govt official transferred over Ram temple letter 16-10-2013 01:11 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • UP govt suspends former Home Department Secy for issuing wrong letter, orders probe 14-10-2013 09:36 AM

    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 1997-batch officer, was the Home Secretary...
  • Letter controversy: UP govt suspends senior IAS officer 13-10-2013 08:43 PM

    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 1997-batch officer, was the Home...
  • UP govt letter on Ram temple sparks controversy 12-10-2013 05:56 PM

    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 red-faced Samajwadi Party government admitting the "error" and promising action against the guilty. Principal Secretary (Home) RM...
  • VHP's Ayodhya yatra will continue as planned, says Praveen Togadia 27-08-2013 03:34 PM

    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...
  • Lok Sabha passes Food Bill, over 300 amendments moved by Oppn rejected 26-08-2013 11:36 PM

    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...
  • Lok Sabha passes Food Bill, Thomas hopeful of passing it in Rajya Sabha 26-08-2013 10:59 AM

    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...
  • UP govt bans VHP yatra over Ram Temple issue 19-08-2013 07:00 PM

    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 02-08-2013 10:25 PM

    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)...
  • The Last Word: Is Ram Mandir still a relevant issue in politics? 08-07-2013 09:47 PM

    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 08-07-2013 10:17 AM

    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...
  • Amit Shah revives Ram temple plank, sparks Congress-BJP war of words 06-07-2013 09:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is raising the Ram temple issue once again with party in-charge for Uttar Pradesh and Narendra Modi aide Amit Shah making it amply clear that they will build the temple on the disputed site in Ayodhya. But the Congress did not lose any...
  • Rajnath endorses Amit Shah's views on construction of Ram temple 06-07-2013 08:33 PM

    Kolkata: Virtually endorsing BJP general secretary Amit Shah's statement on construction of Ram temple at Ayodha, BJP president Rajnath Singh on Saturday said all Hindus want it to come up there. "I don't know what he (Amit Shah) has said. But if he had said so then what's wrong in...
  • BJP trying to fool people by promising to build Ram temple: Digvijaya 06-07-2013 05:44 PM

    Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday slammed BJP leader and party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah who said the BJP will build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya very soon. "BJP is trying to fool the people. They are taking god's name in vain and are trying to make money,"...
  • Amit Shah sparks a storm by reviving BJP's Ram temple promise 06-07-2013 01:47 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and the party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah has sparked a controversy by raising the Ram temple issue during his visit to Ayodhya on Saturday. Shah said that the BJP will build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya very soon. The BJP leader is...
  • BJP will build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya very soon, says Amit Shah 06-07-2013 11:48 AM

    New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh in charge and Bharatiya Janata Party's general secretary Amit Shah said that the BJP will soon build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya. Shah, who is in Ayodhya to attend a party meeting, said, "Before the meet, I came to seek Lord Ram's blessings. I've...
  • Narendra Modi not to visit Ayodhya, says his office 18-06-2013 05:40 PM

    Ahmedabad: In an apparent move to avoid stoking a fresh controversy as BJP comes to terms with a bitter separation from JD(U), Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has declined an invitation to visit Ayodhya, his office said on Tuesday. The Chief Minister's Office, in a press statement, clarified that Modi...
  • Narendra Modi postpones his Ayodhya visit to June 25: sources 18-06-2013 10:46 AM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday postponed his visit to Ayodhya which was scheduled to take place this week. He is now expected to visit Ayodhya on June 25, sources said. During his Ayodhya visit, he is expected to offer prayers at the disputed site. Reportedly, VHP...