Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicBabri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi

Topic: Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi

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.

Ram Temple foundation to have water, earth from ‘thousands of holy rivers, shrines’, says VHP

VHP claims water and earth from thousands of holy rivers and pilgrimage centres across the country are coming to Ayodhya for the 5 August Ram Temple bhoomi-pujan ceremony.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

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.