Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicBabri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi

Topic: Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi

BJP looks set to retain Ayodhya in 1st poll after Ram Temple verdict, but margin shrinks

BJP’s Ved Prakash Gupta had nearly 1 lakh votes as of 5.10 pm, far ahead of Samajwadi Party candidate Tej Narayan Pandey’s over 80,000 votes.

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. 

No domes, no minarets — Ayodhya’s new masjid to replace Babri gets a futuristic design

S.M. Akhtar, architect of the new mosque at Ayodhya, tells ThePrint that the complex will also house a 300-bed charitable hospital, museum archive and a public library.

CBI Judge SK Yadav offers prayers, spends time with family before Babri Masjid verdict

S.K. Yadav had spent the last five years hearing the case and the last 30 days burning the midnight oil to write the judgment.

Off The Cuff with Amish Tripathi

In an interaction with ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta at the 100th edition of Off the Cuff, best-selling author Amish Tripathi spoke about the Ram...

Once a mosque, always a mosque, Muslim personal law board says ahead of Ram Mandir ceremony

AIMPLB also says it had no option but to accept the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya, terms judgment ‘extortive’, unjust and unfair.

‘Maybe this is the will of Lord Ram’ — Ayodhya residents on absence of Advani, Joshi at event

None of the BJP leaders who spearheaded the temple movement, such as L.K. Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh, will be present at bhoomi pujan.

Lit up ghats, disinfection drives, security checks — Ayodhya readies for Ram temple event

PM Modi and other dignitaries will arrive in Ayodhya for the 'bhoomi pujan' of the Ram temple tomorrow. The city has been carrying out disinfection drives in preparation for the event.

No selfies, 8-ft distance — how Ayodhya is preparing to shield PM Modi from coronavirus

From three-layered masks to hot water and fumigation, Ayodhya administration has taken a number of steps to prevent Covid transmission during 5 August event. 

Ram Mandir could cost ‘several hundred crores’ but trust building it has only Rs 15 cr for now

While Rs 10 cr was transferred to the Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra from the erstwhile Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, the trust has so far managed to collect only a little over Rs 5 cr.

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Ministry of Defence headquarters | Representational image | Commons

SPARSH will make defence pension digital, but problems won’t disappear. Ask pensioners

Failure to implement revised OROP and go for SPARSH should ring alarm bells for defence minister. And it won’t be ‘minimum govt, maximum governance’.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.