Friday, 28 January, 2022

Topic: Ayodhya

Mayor, MLA, officials, their kin rushed to buy land in Ayodhya after Ram temple verdict: Report

Indian Express found 14 such purchases near temple site. Some, linked to Mahesh Yogi's Maharishi Ramayan Vidyapeeth Trust, raise 'critical questions of conflict of interest'.

PM Modi meets BJP CMs on Varanasi visit, seeks showcase of ‘best governance’ before polls

BJP chief ministers gathered in UP have a packed itinerary, including a visit with their spouses to Ayodhya for a darshan of Ram Lalla on 15 December.

Why SC’s ‘collective verdict’ on Babri Masjid is a worrying sign — for judiciary and India

In ‘Demolition and the Verdict’, Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay writes that the SC judgment on Ayodhya civil case raised eyebrows as the five judges were in almost complete agreement.

VHP President says Ram Janmabhoomi temple will be made on lines of Vatican, Mecca

Speaking to reporters Sunday VHP President Rabindra Narain Singh asked Muslims to 'join' Hindus in nation building & accused Christians of forceful conversion.

3rd RSS chief Balasaheb Deoras: Organiser, strategic thinker who made swayamsevaks ‘introspect’

Deoras, who was born on 11 December 1915, staunchly opposed caste discrimination and brought about important changes in RSS functioning that had a long-lasting impact.

This Padma Shri awardee could not bury his dead son. It broke his heart & gave him a mission

Mohammed Sharif has performed the last rites of more than 5,000 unclaimed bodies, including during the Covid second wave. But now the Padma Shri awardee needs help, he told ThePrint.

Ayodhya bathed in light for UP’s showpiece Deepotsav, and a peek at Ram Temple construction site

UP govt is gearing up to make Ayodhya the most-visited religious pilgrimage site in the world. CM says development projects worth Rs 661 crore have been sanctioned for the town.

Money used for kabristans is now being used for mandirs: Yogi at Deepotsav in Ayodhya 

UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya went a step further and invoked the old kar sevak slogan: 'Ayodhya abhi hamari hai, lekin Kashi Mathura baki hai'. 

Ayodhya included in free pilgrimage scheme for elders, Delhi CM Kejriwal announces

Under the 'Mukhya Mantri Teerath Yatra Yojna', the Delhi govt bears expenditure of free pilgrimage for senior citizens to Jagganath Puri, Rameshwaram, Shirdi, Mathura among others.

Yogi govt completed 9 lakh houses under PMAY scheme, SP govt didn’t even build 18: PM Modi

The remarks came after the prime minister digitally handed over keys of PMAY-U houses to 75,000 beneficiaries and claimed that his govt has made 3 crore poor families 'lakhpati'.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
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Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.


The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.