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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Azadi@75-New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape Expo in Lucknow on 5 October 2021 | PTI

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'.
This image is being falsely claimed as the revamped look of the Ayodhya railway station in Uttar Pradesh. | Photo: Twitter

Ayodhya railway station isn’t getting that plush a makeover. Viral image is from 2009 report

Ayodhya is getting a revamped railway station, which is currently under construction. However, the viral claim about its new look is false.
Babri Masjid

Babri Masjid has a thriving afterlife. Just look at Ram Janmabhoomi trust and VHP websites

Babri Masjid may have been demolished, but it's now being commemorated, remembered and even idolised by the Hindutva groups as an ‘imagined monument’.
Aam Aadmi Party's 'Tiranga Yatra' in Uttar Pradesh. | Photo credit: Twitter/@AAPUttarPradesh

AAP’s ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in Ayodhya is desperate. It lacks the imagination to move beyond Delhi

The 'Tiranga Yatra' move shows the AAP's inability to imagine a conversation that would help it take Modi on and establish its footprint beyond Delhi.
President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurating Ramayana Conclave in Ayodhya on 29 August 2021|Twitter /@ANI

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Ramayan conclave in Ayodhya

The President inaugurated the conclave in presence of UP Governor Anandiben Patel, CM Yogi Adityanath, others and emphasised on the importance of Lord Ram in the city of Ayodhya.
A 3-D image of the proposed Ram Mandir at Ayodhya | By special arrangement

SubscriberWrites: Majoritarianism and religious nationalism unite Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Both in India and Turkey, governments appealed to religious sentiments of the majority to garner public support during times of social and economic distress, writes Tuhin Das.
The walls of a flyover in Ayodhya, with paintings depicting scenes from Ram's life | Representational Image | Moushumi Das Gupta | ThePrint

Ram temple in Ayodhya to welcome devotees by December 2023

The construction work for main temple, which will have three floors & five 'mandaps' is estimated to be completed by 2023 end. The entire complex will be ready by 2025.
BSP General Secretary Satish Mishra outside the Hanuman Garhi temple in Ayodhya on 23 July 2021 | Photo: Jyoti Yadav | ThePrint

‘Kab banega mandir?’: BSP invokes Ram & Parashuram as it begins ‘Brahmin outreach’ from Ayodhya

At Brahmin Conclave in Ayodhya, BSP gen secy Satish Mishra says it's time to uplift the Brahmins who he said have been 'pushed to be a marginalised community'.
The walls of a flyover in Ayodhya, with paintings depicting scenes from Ram's life | Moushumi Das Gupta | ThePrint

Ayodhya is UP’s new real estate boom town as Ram Mandir brings investors, land prices soar

Ayodhya is riding the wave of a real estate boom. Land prices have soared, land deals have multiplied, hotels, guest houses & infrastructure facilities are being built at breakneck speed.
File photo of former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey | Facebook

From cop to katha vachak: Former Bihar DGP turns to religion post retirement

Ex-DGP Gupteshwar Pandey, made headlines last year for lodging an FIR in Patna in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. He later quit service to join the JD(U). He now delivers sermons.

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Eco Anxiety is real. Children across the world are struggling with it

More than 45 per cent in a survey of 10 countries said their feelings about climate change "negatively affected their daily life and functioning".

Pushing to have LIC IPO done by March 2022, FM Sitharaman says

Sitharaman said any delay won't be due to a lack of political will. The 65-year old insurer's internal valuation hasn't been done & the process will take time, she added.


The P-8I is equipped for long range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance | Photo: Boeing

Indian Navy receives 11th P-8I anti-submarine aircraft from Boeing

Navy had received the ninth P-8I in November last year and the 10th P-8I in July this year. This is the third aircraft to be delivered under the contract, the defence ministry said.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.