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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.
File image of the Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Verdict on a Saturday, addendum, judges’ dinner — How SC’s Ayodhya judgment saw many firsts

Supreme Court’s historic verdict on 9 November 2019 paved the way for the Ram temple in Ayodhya and demolition of the existing Babri Masjid structure.
Seema Gupta’s father Vasudev Gupta was among the kar sevaks killed in UP Police firing in 1990. Here, his photo is seen at his daughter's garment shop | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Happy Ram Mandir is being built finally, but someone help us, say slain kar sevak families

These families lost their loved ones when UP Police opened fire on kar sevaks who gathered in Ayodhya to march on Babri masjid in October-November 1990.
Kar sevaks at the demolition 'rehearsal' on 5 December 1992 | Praveen Jain | ThePrint 

‘Warrior Sadhu’ to Kothari brothers — the 10 unsung heroes of Ayodhya Ram Mandir movement

During the 1980s and early 1990s, there were several ascetics and leaders who were instrumental in organising campaigns and yatras for the Ramjanmabhoomi movement.

On Camera

Boring Joe Biden chooses boring Kamala Harris for VP. But it’s a logical choice

California’s Kamala Harris is a nationally known senator from a big state who had run for president and acquitted herself well. That speaks well of Biden.
A sign reading "Bitcoin Accepted Here" is displayed next to a cash register at The Pink Cow restaurant and bar in Tokyo, Japan. | Photographer: Yuriko Nakao | Bloomberg

Bitcoin run is again giving bulls hope for prices beyond $12,000

The digital-asset community tends toward Bitcoin bullishness at pretty much any time, but there are indications the increase might be more sustainable this time around.

Defence

The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

No progress made in India-China major general-level talks, all eyes now on diplomatic parleys

Talks were held Sunday over Depsang Plains tensions. Next round of meeting under Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination is being scheduled now.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.