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The proposed model of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya | Photo: ANI

Rs 6 lakh stolen from Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir trust through two fake cheques

The fraud was detected during verification process of a third fake cheque. An FIR has been lodged and police are investigating.
JNU professor Pushpesh Pant

Ayodhya museum, library to be themed on Awadh culture, says ex-JNU prof who will curate them

Pushpesh Pant, a Padma Shri awardee, says the museum and the library will display stories and folktales of the Awadhi regions and also fascinating histories of Awadhi cuisine. 
Actors Ravi Kishan, Manoj Tiwari and Asrani | ThePrint team

Ayodhya to get star-studded Ram Leela this year — Ravi Kishan, Manoj Tiwari, Asrani sign up

Ram Leela will be held from 17-25 October. Kishan will play Bharat, Tiwari will play Angad and Asrani will portray Narad Muni. Ram and Sita will be played by local actors.
Jamia Millia Islamia’s architecture professor S.M. Akhtar

New Ayodhya mosque will be unique, reflect ‘Hindustaniyat’, says Jamia dean who will design it

Architect S.M. Akhtar tells ThePrint 5-acre mosque complex will also have hospital, research centre & museum. He will design all these buildings, ensuring they have 'coordination between them'.
A galaxy of opposition leaders showed up for H.D. Kumaraswamy's swearing-in as Karnataka CM

Nehru’s noble intent of treating Muslims fairly put India on slippery slope of faux secularism

Decades of a false secular narrative has allowed BJP to engage in an exhibition of religiosity we saw during the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya.
The proposed model of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya | Photo: ANI

Construction of Ram Mandir begins in Ayodhya, says temple trust

The Ram Mandir trust also said that iron will not be used in the construction of the temple and urged "Shri Rambhakts" to donate copper plates.
Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust general secretary Champat Rai addresses a press conference, flanked by VHP president Alok Kumar (left) and spokesperson Vijay Shankar Tiwari | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Ram Mandir trust asks Hindus to donate copper, says temple will stand for 1,000 years

Trust general secretary Champat Rai details plans for construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, and says Muslims are welcome to donate copper too.
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Reclaiming Indian pluralism will need annihilation of the Congress party

The Congress party didn’t do the rath yatra that led to the fall of the Babri Masjid. But it opened the gates, literally and metaphorically, to a majoritarian India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat performs bhoomi pujan for the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Wednesday | PTI

‘Secularists & distorians’, not Muslims, scared of real history — RSS editorial on Ram Mandir

In latest edition of RSS mouthpiece Organiser, editorial says India made 'another tryst with destiny' with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan on 5 August.
A file photo of Akhilesh Yadav, president of the Samajwadi Party

Opposing Ram in 1990s was easy. Yadavs’ secularism will be tested with Krishna in 2020

BJP's Krishna janmabhoomi movement in Mathura will be an agni-pariksha for cow-belt leaders such as Tejashwi Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
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Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.