Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Ayodhya

Rs 4,000 cr projects, 15 lakh diyas, Modi appearance — what to expect at Yogi’s Ayodhya Deepotsav

The 66 projects to be inaugurated at the event, started by Yogi Adityanath govt in 2017, include an auditorium, a memorial park, water scheme, dairy unit and driving institute.

‘Lataji was happy after Ram Temple bhoomi poojan,’ PM Modi opens singer’s memorial in Ayodhya

The memorial has a giant statue of a veena, carved out of a single rock.

‘Land mafia’, mystery of missing idol — ‘Yogi temple’ in Ayodhya courts string of controversies

Man who built temple dedicated to UP CM also 'missing' in midst of land dispute with uncle. Villagers claim cops took away idol, local police officer rubbishes 'rumours'.

B.B. Lal—first archaeologist who showed proof that Ayodhya was no mythology

A real-life Indiana Jones, B. B. Lal dug deep at the sites associated with the Mahabharata and Ramayana.

Ayodhya MLA, mayor, ex-BJP legislator find mention in ‘leaked list of illegal colonisers’

The purported list, reportedly prepared by the Ayodhya Development Authority, identifies 40 areas in the district where "illegal colonies" have allegedly mushroomed.

‘No link to temple’ in Ayodhya murder — victim was killed by ‘jealous cousin after fight’

A man in his 30s was allegedly killed by his cousin by slitting his throat using a saw blade. Police claim the cousin was envious that his parents listened to the victim and not him.

‘We left BJP, not Hindutva’: With Aaditya’s Ayodhya visit, Sena looks to reclaim core politics

BJP & MNS have accused Shiv Sena of abandoning Hindutva cause. Thackeray scion's 'pilgrimage' to temple town is seen as part of Sena's counter-push emphasising ideological roots.

Aarti on Sarayu banks & Ayodhya show of strength — How Sena plans to show ‘Aaditya has arrived’

Aaditya’s solo trip to Ayodhya Wednesday is significant since it marks a coming-of-age moment for the young Thackeray beginning to step out from the shadow of his father Uddhav.

West didn’t ignore its past. India did, and it landed us with Ayodhya, Gyanvapi

Instead of dismissing the new investigation of history in Narendra Modi’s India as a biased project, it’s time we faced our past as it was.

For BJP, Gyanvapi is like Babri. It’ll swing elections but take India back to a dark past

Secular Indians are mistaken if they think that the Place of Worship Act will prevent masjid-mandir controversies from proliferating. It is proved wrong every day.

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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.