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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani declares 500m zone around Somanth and Ambaji temples vegetarian

CM Vijay Rupani’s order means no non-vegetarian food, will be sold near the premises of the two temples located in Gujarat.
File photo of the Ram Ghat Temple in Ayodhya

Why Ayodhya cannot be resolved like Somnath temple

The idea of 'state intervention' in rebuilding Somnath Temple is invoked to justify the demand for a law on Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
Rahul Gandhi and a priest at Ayodhya Hanuman Temple

Rahul’s janeu-dhari Hindu remark was a clarification, not justification: Sheila Dikshit

Former Delhi CM says such issues are not relevant to the country; praises Rahul for taking action against Mani Shankar Aiyar for his ‘neech’ remark on Modi.
A collage of Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in temples

Want to be a successful Indian politician? Leave your secularism at the door

The principle of the performance of secular identity has now been replaced by the performance of Hinduness as the necessary condition for political leadership.
Illustration showing Rahul Gandhi and a temple in the background

Rahul Gandhi is making his father’s Shah Bano-Ayodhya mistakes and fighting the war on BJP’s terms

Rahul Gandhi is playing to the BJP’s Hindutva strengths. It’s a blunder his dad committed too, and the party’s never recovered.
Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi offering prayers at the Somnath Temple

BJP claims Rahul signed Somnath visitors’ book for non-Hindus, fabricated says Congress

BJP calls Rahul Gandhi’s visits to multiple temples in Gujarat a sham, Congress insists its vice-president is a sacred thread-wearing Hindu.

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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

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IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.