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Sorry Shashi Tharoor, you can’t give a clean chit to L.K. Advani in Ayodhya violence

If Advani was contrite after 1992, he should have worked towards resolving the temple issue, especially as the NDA-I strongman.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah | Vijay Verma/PTI

BJP will hand Ayodhya victim card to every Hindu voter ahead of 2019 elections

RSS and BJP are playing a dangerous game by dragging the Supreme Court into their petty politics.
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Build Ram in your heart, says Shashi Tharoor

The Congress MP was responding to a question about his recent remark that no good Hindu would want a temple at the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site.
Destruction of Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, December 1992 | Robert Nickelsberg/Liaison/Getty Images

Ayodhya ordinance may pit President and Supreme Court against each other

The Ayodhya issue has seen 14 prime ministers and several legislations, but the solution won't come from govt or judiciary.

For today’s TV anchors, Advani & Vajpayee won’t be ‘good Hindus’ either: Shashi Tharoor

Anything you say on Ram Janmabhoomi, triple talaq, Sabarimala, or Pakistan can and will be used against you by BJP to polarize the electorate on communal lines.
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Cho Ramaswamy: The Tamil legend who called out politicians on Babri and Emergency

Cho Ramaswamy, an actor, satirist and politician, was born on 5 October 1934. He is probably best remembered for his political satire Muhammad bin Tughlaq
The temple town of Ayodhya on the banks of Sarayu river | Commons

Ayodhya issue may not linger beyond 2019 elections

Any political opposition to the Ayodhya Ram Mandir issue will only lead to further polarisation.
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Justice Nazeer cites Ram Leela, puja in public parks to write dissent ruling in namaaz case

Justice Nazeer disagreed with majority judgment which refused to refer to larger bench the question of whether mosque is integral to practice of Islam. New Delhi: The Supreme Court, by a 2:1 majority, declined Thursday to reconsider its 1994 Ismail Faruqui verdict, which held that a mosque was not integral to Islam. Petitioners appealing against the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict, which ordered a three-way partition of the disputed Ayodhya plot, had challenged the 1994 judgment on the ground that it heavily inspired the trifurcation order. Also read: Explained: All things Babri, Faruqui and Ayodhya The bench, led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, said the “law isn’t always logical” and that “the facts of the Faruqui case”, which was a land acquisition matter, did not apply to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case, the title suit. While the majority order was supported by CJI Misra and Justice Ashok Bhushan, the third member of the bench, Justice...
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Explained: All things Babri, Faruqui and Ayodhya

Thursday’s SC ruling paves way for final hearing in Ayodhya land dispute case to begin. And a verdict may even be possible before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

On Camera

Kanshiram (centre) along with the other founding members of BAMCEF in the 1970s | Facebook

Kanshi Ram matters in 2019 polls and why some think he deserves a Bharat Ratna

Kanshi Ram promised the lower castes that if they can organise themselves into a grand voting bloc, they will become the ruler of this country.
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Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.

Defence

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Chopper delivery from India to Afghanistan delayed by a year, now likely in June

Questions are, however, being raised in Afghanistan on whether India will be able to deliver the Mi-25 gunship choppers as it heads into elections & amid tension with Pakistan.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?