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The Ayodhya ghat is lit up on the eve of the Ram temple bhumi pujan

UP govt presents budget, proposes Rs 101 crore for construction of airport in Ayodhya

Besides the provision for the Ayodhya airport, the budget also provides for Rs 2,000 crore for increasing the number of airstrips at Jewar Airport from 2 to 6.
One of the 15 mosques in Dhannipur near Ayodhya. | Photo: Prashant Srivastava | ThePrint

Allahabad High Court dismisses plea claiming ownership of land offered for Ayodhya mosque

Two Delhi-based sisters had moved the High Court on 3 February claiming ownership of the five-acre land in Ayodhya's Dhannipur village allotted to the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board.
Haji Jamal Siddiqui

Muslims too are giving donations for Ram temple construction, says BJP minority cell chief

Haji Jamal Siddiqui quotes Urdu poet Allama Iqbal to say Ram is an ideal for everyone, and adds that BJP will work on increasing Muslim representation in India's electoral politics.
The flag hoisting ceremony at the mosque complex in Ayodhya on 26 January 2021 | By special arrangement

Ayodhya mosque will showcase ‘new India’, remember Ahmadullah Shah & not Babar, says trust

Officials overlooking the construction say the mosque will be named as Dhanipur Mosque for now, and Indo-Islamic Cultural Centre could be named after a Sepoy Mutiny warrior.
At Ayodhya's Naya ghat on the eve | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Airport, highways, township — how UP is working to transform Ayodhya into ‘Vatican of Hindus’

UP govt is looking to turn Ayodhya into a 'global religious & tourism centre' that showcases ethos of Hindu culture. Plans include a greenfield township, international airport and highways.
The proposed model of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya | Photo: ANI

Ram Mandir to be built in 3 years at a cost of Rs 1,100 crore, says temple treasurer

Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Nyas treasurer Govind Dev Giri Maharaj said their target is to reach 15 crore homes in 6.5 lakh villages to collect funds for the Ram Temple project.
Women stand with folded hands as the awareness rally organised by Hindu groups like VHP pass by to promote the upcoming fundraising drive for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Saffron flags, loud music & huge crowd — How Ram temple donation drive rally was held in MP

Right-wing groups organised a rally Sunday to raise awareness about the Ram temple donation drive. ThePrint's Praveen Jain brings you snapshots from Bhopal.
Babri Masjid

2 Ayodhya residents move HC challenging acquittal of Advani, others in Babri demolition case

Ayodhya residents Haji Mahboob and Haji Sayyad Akhlaq Ahmad filed the petition in the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on behalf of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board.
Swami Akhileshwaranand Giri | Image: ThePrint Team

‘Will visit every Hindu home, avoid confrontation’ — VHP’s Ram Mandir fundraising chief in MP

After recent violence in Ujjain, Indore and Mandsaur, Swami Akhileshwaranand Giri says activists have been told not to be aggressive while trying to raise funds.
The proposed model of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya | Photo: ANI

Spiritual leader Morari Bapu highest donor as Ram temple trust collects over Rs 100 cr

In 11 months since it was set up, the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra has collected a little over Rs 100 crore. It has tentatively pegged the cost of temple in Ayodhya at Rs 1,500 crore. 

On Camera

Afghan peace deal being signed in Doha

Year on, Trump’s Doha accord with Taliban grows into a headache for Biden — and for India

Should the Biden administration go ahead with Trump’s plan to withdraw troops and risk plunging Afghanistan into further chaos and bloodbath like the Obama administration did?
Indian currency

GST collections cross Rs 1 lakh crore-mark for fifth consecutive month in February

The finance ministry said that the revenues for the month of February 2021, which stood at Rs 1.13 lakh crore, were 7% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year.

Defence

Representational image of a Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier at a base in Qinyang, China

4, 9 or 14? Even China ‘isn’t sure’ how many PLA soldiers died in Galwan Valley

During talks with India, Chinese officials have — unofficially — given contradictory figures for their Galwan clash casualties. China has officially acknowledged 4 deaths.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.