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Kar sevaks demolishing the Babri Masjid on 6 December 1992 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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.
West Bengal Cabinet Minister Firhad Hakim | ThePrint

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. Representational image | Facebook

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.
Hindu men celebrating the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya on 5 August 2020 (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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.
Children participate in festivities organised to mark the Bhoomi Pujan of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Ayodhya’s Muslim shop owners tired of mosque-temple talk, hope for ‘Ram Mandir sales boom’ 

Shopkeepers in Ayodhya have pinned their hopes on Ram temple to extricate them from years of poor business and the hit they suffered because of Covid lockdown.
An ascetic wears a mask imprinted with 'Jai Shri Ram' in Ayodhya on the day of the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

The subtle difference between Modi’s ‘Jai Siya Ram’ greeting and ‘Jai Shri Ram’

PM Modi used ‘Jai Siya Ram’ in his Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan speech, whereas the slogan associated with the Ram Janmabhoomi movement is ‘Jai Shri Ram’.
Ayodhya residents Seema and Mohini make a rangoli on the day of the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Ram Mandir is more than an emotive issue for Ayodhya’s youth — it means new opportunities

PM Modi said at the bhoomi pujan ceremony that the Ram Mandir would lead to economic growth in Ayodhya, and youngsters are eager for more jobs, better pay.

Ram Mandir an instrument to unite India, 5 August as important as 15 August, says PM Modi

Modi said the new temple in Ayodhya will be a bridge connecting the country, and that Ram is the thread of India’s unity in diversity.
IPS officer Raja Babu Singh | By special arrangement

This IPS officer was among kar sevaks in Ayodhya in 1992, is happy Ram Mandir’s being built

Madhya Pradesh ADG Raja Babu Singh says he neither participated in nor witnessed the demolition of the Babri Masjid, though he visited the site later.
'Welcome' posters line the streets of Ayodhya ahead of the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan ceremony set for Wednesday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘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.

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RBI Governor Shakikanta Das speaks Friday | Photo: ANI

Future rate cuts depends on moderation in inflation, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

The reconstituted Monetary Policy Committee, which met from 7 to 9 October, had decided to keep the benchmark lending rates unchanged in view of the hardening of retail inflation.

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INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.