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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The principle of the performance of secular identity has now been replaced by the performance of Hinduness as the necessary condition for political leadership.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.

On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
t-series

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.

Defence

Indian Army | representational image | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.