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

Ram Janmbhoomi trust seeks design ideas for temple complex complete with gaushala & gurukul

Trust calls for ideas from individuals, subject experts, architects and designers. If approved, these will be added to the Ram Temple master plan.

Babri ruling is BJP’s golden goose. Mathura, Kashi signal to erase India’s Islamic history

Hindutva’s assertion involves demolition of mosques and reclaiming of temples. But it has just one faith — power.
Karsevaks demolishing the Babri Masjid | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Who demolished Babri Masjid? Court says lawless kar sevaks who got ‘agitated suddenly’

The Special CBI court notes the crowd of these ‘lawless kar sevaks demolished the disputed structure, impacting communal harmony in various parts of the country'.
Senior BJP leader LK Advani

Jai Shri Ram, says LK Advani after being acquitted in Babri demolition case

The veteran BJP leader welcomed the verdict, saying it came in footsteps of another verdict which led to his dream of seeing a Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.
A file photo of BJP leader Uma Bharti. | Photo: ANI

Ready to be hanged, but won’t seek bail — Uma Bharti writes to Nadda ahead of Babri verdict

The letter is dated 26 September, the day BJP chief J.P. Nadda announced his new team and left Uma Bharti out, but her secretary says it was written before.
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.

On Camera

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel at ThePrint's Off The Cuff in New Delhi on 7 December

Silence of the Gandhis vs vocal Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel shows a new trend in Congress

State leaders speaking up on national issues isn’t an attempt to show the top leadership down. Instead, it aims to make up for the latter’s shaky presence.

Fears of another global economic downturn rise despite good news on vaccines

As Covid cases rise, nations are imposing fresh restrictions. Economists now say it won’t take much for the US, euro area & Japan to each contract again either this quarter or next.

Defence

A Chinese Wing Loong drone | Xinhua

China has become a major exporter of armed drones, Pakistan is among its 11 customers

Defence experts say Chinese arms supplies, especially in India’s neighbourhood, should be a cause for concern.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint Team

What the amazing rise & sudden death of a ‘Holy Warrior’ tell us about Islam & politics in Pakistan

Khadim Hussain Rizvi was the face of Pakistan’s radical Islamist politics. His sudden death, however, will not end the mass appeal of religious fundamentalism.