Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicHindu temples

Topic: Hindu temples

Here’s the case for restoration of desecrated Hindu temples—and why it loses the debate

By what logic do we see Muslims of today as the Mughals' descendants? The demand for the restoration of temples will bring anything but a just closure.

Temples and the culture of excluding performing artistes—from Yesudas to this Muslim dancer

Bharatanatyam dancer Mansiya, who was denied performance at a Kerala temple, insists she raised her disinvitation issue because she is asking a larger question.

Autonomy for temples, more goshalas — Karnataka CM Bommai’s 1st budget delivers BJP promises

Freeing temples from state control was 2018 poll promise of BJP, pet project for RSS. Budget Friday also allocated funds to develop Anjanadri hills, thought to be Hanuman’s birthplace.

Time for temple freedom in India. Release them from HRCE Act, bring market economics

Karnataka CM Bommai said that he will introduce a Bill to 'free' temples from govt control. Hindu mutts is a good model.

Karnataka CM Bommai vows to bring law to free temples from govt control, fulfil BJP poll promise

Karnataka CM says law to release temples from govt control will be introduced before budget session. Also promises special team to ‘enforce’ anti-conversion law once it’s cleared.

Modi’s Kashi project is living up to a continuing ancient tradition of rebuilding temples

We have enough legends, stories and texts to justify and praise the Kashi project. I only hope that the effort to reduce dirt and debris is taken up at other sites as well.

Rollback of Char Dham Act has a message for all governments — free India’s temples

The Char Dham Devasthanam Board Management Act has been repealed in Uttarakhand. It will have ramifications across India.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.