Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicRam Janmabhoomi

Topic: Ram Janmabhoomi

‘Shiva’s crown atop mosques’ & Hardik’s blink-and-miss Congress stint

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

3rd RSS chief Balasaheb Deoras: Organiser, strategic thinker who made swayamsevaks ‘introspect’

Deoras, who was born on 11 December 1915, staunchly opposed caste discrimination and brought about important changes in RSS functioning that had a long-lasting impact.

‘Have donated for Ram Mandir,’ says Kejriwal after offering prayers at Ram Janambhoomi

Kejriwal, whose party is contesting the upcoming UP polls, had offered 'aarti' on the banks of the Saryu river Monday and said it was an honour to visit the birthplace of Lord Ram.

Haryana CM Khattar donates Rs 5.10 lakh for Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya

Khattar handed a cheque to representatives of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust in Chandigarh, where VHP secretary Surendra Jain was also present.

‘Sita-Rubiya’ remark, no Muslims at garba — MP’s pro tem Speaker courts a controversy a day

Rameshwar Sharma, who was in the mob that razed Babri, has a knack for making incendiary statements — be it on ‘love jihad’ or communal tensions being witnessed in MP today.

Bajrang Dal — the group accused of taking UP’s illegal conversion law into its own hands

Bajrang Dal is in the headlines over the ‘love jihad’ issue in UP, and over allegations that Facebook looked the other way despite internal call to ban it.

Day before Babri Masjid demolition judgment, all you need to know about the criminal trial

Babri Masjid in Ayodhya was demolished on 6 December 1992, but it took nearly 28 years for the criminal case to conclude. Judgment is expected Wednesday.

What does Bengal have to do with Ayodhya bhoomi pujan, we have Durga Puja & Eid, says minister

In exclusive interview, Firhad Hakim says Mamata is no Modi, whose speech in Ayodhya is example of blatant appeasement; dismisses criticism of state’s Covid efforts as ‘propaganda’.  

VHP struggle for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya didn’t begin in 1983. It started 19 years earlier

The first phase of VHP’s expansion, from its founding in 1964 to 1983, remains buried in its archives, which provide an insight into how a massive global organisational structure was built.

VHP to felicitate veteran kar sevaks in 4 lakh villages as it celebrates Ayodhya success

VHP's foundation day today. It plans to hold events at 20,000 places this week, highlighting its journey that culminated in Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan.

On Camera

YourTurn

Megha Thakur was no run-of-the mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

Recalling 8 stories of supreme heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 Bangladesh war 

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.