Lord Ram

  • Original Constitution had images of Lord Ram: Laxmikant Bajpai May 6, 2014

    Defending the use of image of Lord Ram as a backdrop during Narendra Modi's rally in Faizabad, BJP today said even the original copies of the Constitution had images of Hindu deities. Speaking to reporters here, president of BJP's state unit, Laxmikant Bajpai said "perturbed" Congress was raising the issue because of 'Modi phobia'. "They should...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is UP being polarised on religious lines in election 2014? May 5, 2014

    The BJP squarely put the onus on the local organisers in Faizabad for putting the image of Hindu god Ram at party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's election rally. In an interview to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said, "I firmly believe myself that the local organisers...
  • News 360: Modi attacks Rahul, calls Amethi the worst constituency in UP May 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the Lok Sabha election battle straight to the Congress stronghold of Amethi on Monday and challenged the Gandhis in their pocketborough. ...
  • Watch: Is there Modi Wave in Faizabad? May 5, 2014

    Two more phases of elections are left in Uttar Pradesh and all eyes are on what happens to the politically crucial belt of Poorvanchal. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey visited the constituency where the BJP took its first steps towards national prominence, Ayodhya's twin city Faizabad. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Narendra Modi campaigns Smriti Irani in Amethi May 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the Lok Sabha election battle straight to the Congress stronghold of Amethi on Monday and challenged the Gandhis in their pocketborough. ...
  • Congress not appeasing Muslims, Modi uses lord Ram for votes: Khurshid May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday hit out at Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate, for invoking Hindu deity Ram's name at a rally in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Khurshid said that while invoking the name of the Hindu...
  • EC seeks report over Ram's picture on Modi's stage at Faizabad rally May 5, 2014

    Faizabad: Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial nominee, has courted another controversy while addressing a rally in Faizabad, a town less than five kilometres from Ayodhya. Modi addressed the rally with the backdrop of the image of lord Ram. He also invoked Ram's name while making a pitch for...
  • President greets nation on Ram Navami April 7, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday extended his greetings on the occasion of Ram Navami, the Hindu festival that marks the birth of Lord Ram. "On the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, I convey my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen," the president said in his message. "Maryada Purushottam Shri...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Police file case against Jethmalani January 21, 2013

    Hyderabad: Acting on a local court's directive, the police on Monday registered a case against Bharatiya Janata Party MP Ram Jethmalani for his controversial remarks on Lord Ram during a function in Delhi in 2012. The court, hearing a petition filed by advocate Navin Kumar who claimed the former Union...
  • Case against Jethmalani for his remarks on Lord Ram January 18, 2013

    Hyderabad: Acting on a court order, the police on Thursday lodged a case against suspended BJP MP Ram Jethmalani for his controversial remarks on Lord Rama during a function in Delhi on November 8. On a petition filed by lawyer Mohammed Saleem, the court in Medchal had on Wednesday asked the...
  • Court directs police to probe into Jethmalani's remarks on Ram December 27, 2012

    Hyderabad: A court on Wednesday directed Neredmet Police to investigate into allegations against suspended BJP MP Ram Jethmalani for outraging religious feelings by his controversial comments on Lord Ram. A private complaint lodged by Bajrang Dal member Navin Kumar and advocate Srinivas Yadav in the Malkajgiri Metropolitan Magistrate court sought registration...
  • Cong is the greatest evil facing the country: Jethmalani November 10, 2012

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, senior BJP leader and lawyer Ram Jethmalani criticised the Congress party as a government of crooks that had to be brought down and said that he will do so using "all his weapons". Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, the outspoken lawyer said that...
  • Ram comment not a mistake, says Jethmalani November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Senior lawyer and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ram jethmalani on Friday said that he had no regrets about his comment on lord Ram. Talking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Jetmalani said that his comment was not a mistake. Ram Jethmalani had on Thursday called Ram, the...
  • Ramlila shows enthrall foreigners in Delhi October 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Even as the Ramayana comes alive on stage in the national capital like every other year, this time it’s slightly different. The content remains the same but the spectators are different. With the Commonwealth Games being held in Delhi and thousands of foreign visitors here, Ramlila couldn't possibly...
  • Oh Lord! Now Govt says Ram destroyed Setu July 23, 2008

    New Delhi: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that there is no reason why the controversial Sethusamundram Shipping Canal Project cannot go on. This is a clear indication that the Congress intends to reward allies who were loyal to it in Tueday's crucial trust vote. The DMK has...
  • Sangh Parivar drops Ram Mandir, woos Ambedkar May 27, 2008

    Ayodhaya: As Brahmins drift towards the BSP, the saffron parties are dropping the Ram Mandir issue to woo Ambedkar instead. It is the first time that Sangh Parivar has openly admitted that Ambedkar matters. A book with Bhimrao Ambedkar on the back cover and Lord Ram on the front is...
  • Maya takes offence to Ram CD, orders CBI probe March 12, 2008

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has taken strong offence to the movie CD called Teesri Azaadi, which shows Lord Ram making anti-dalit statements. The CD was allegedly produced by a dalit NGO in Basti and the report was first aired on the IBN Network on Tuesday and Wednesday....
  • Advani talks of blood relation with Lord Ram March 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Sensing early elections, BJP sought to keep the Sethusamudram controversy alive with its prime ministerial face L K Advani attacking the Government for questioning the existence of lord Ram. "The characters of Ramayana are in the veins and blood of the people of the country and are their guiding...
  • Good lord! Court sends notice to Ram, Hanuman December 8, 2007

    Dhanbad: Hindu Gods, Ram and Hanuman, it seems, will have to appear in court if notices issued in their names by a judge here "reach" them. A district sub-judge gave the order on a petition over a dispute involving a temple at Dahaiya locality where Lord Ram and Lord Hanuman...
  • Buddha calls Lord Ram 'fictional', BJP sees red December 7, 2007

    Kolkata: From Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi to his West Bengal counterpart Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, suddenly the Ramu Setu makes them speak the same language. After Karunanidhi questioned Ram's historical basis, it's now Buddhadeb's turn to argue that Ram is, indeed, a fictional character. The Chief Minister quotes from Rabindranath Tagore...
  • Did Lord Ram exist? | ASI never studied Ram Setu September 23, 2007

    New Delhi: Did Ram exist or not? The question has overshadowed the real debate in Chennai and in Delhi. And once again, it’s up to the Supreme Court to dig up the answers. The Supreme Court is currently examining all the six petitions against the Sethu Samudram project pending before...
  • MK cites 'drunkard' Ram, Advani spits venom September 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The war of words over the Ram Setu degenerated into a bitter slander match on Thursday with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi calling Lord Ram a ‘drunkard’ and a ‘big lie’. Karunanidhi reacted with these bitter words after senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on Thursday...
  • What is the Sethusamudram project all about? September 14, 2007

    New Delhi: The Sethusamudram ship canal project, first approved by the NDA regime in October 2002, was formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on July 2 2005. Here's a look at what the project is actually about: The Sethusamudram shipping canal project proposes linking the Palk Bay and the Gulf...
  • A tribe that worships Ravana on Holi March 6, 2007

    Melghat (Maharashtra): Holi is the festival of colours, but tribals at the Melghat village in Maharashtra celebrate and worship Ravana at this time of the year, by burning effigies of Lord Ram and Lakshman. This tribe worships Ravana and his son Meghnad and Holi for them is a time to...