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Don’t listen to VHP and panic. Christianity is a failed project in India

Even if one accepts the assumption that Christian missionaries in India lure people to convert them, just look at their success rate.
The Gyanvapi Mosque next to Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi (left) and the Shahi Idgah, which is adjacent to the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura | Photos: Commons

RSS to go by what ‘samaaj’ thinks on Kashi & Mathura mosques, after seers’ call to remove them

A Hindu saints and seers’ body passed a resolution to ‘liberate’ Kashi and Mathura by removing the mosques, and sought RSS & VHP’s support.
The VHP delegation outside the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. | Photo: Special arrangement

Hand over our Hindu idols, will be thankful — VHP urges Pakistan after ‘treasure’ reports

VHP delegation has urged Pakistan govt to hand over idols reportedly found on Multan court premises last week to be sent to India.
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.
A digital billboard in Times Square, New York, lit up with a picture of the Ram temple model | ANI

Pune-based tech university announces donation of Rs 21 crore towards Ram Mandir

Swami Govind Dev Giri, treasurer of Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust says MIT-WPU is the only educational institution to have announced a donation so far.
A file photo of Sadhvi Ritambhara. | Photo: Twitter/@DidiRitambhara

‘Ram Mandir event Diwali for all Hindus’ — Ritambhara says movement leaders can’t be forgotten

Speaking to ThePrint, Sadhvi Ritambhara said she will attend the Ram Temple bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya on 5 August that will mark 'end of 500 years of struggle'.
A file photo of former VHP chief Ashok Singhal. | Photo: Commons

How metallurgical engineer Ashok Singhal cast Ram Janmabhoomi movement in popular mould

Ashok Singhal was one of the key architects of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement from the late 1980s and until the demolition of Babri Masjid.
A man cleans carved stones meant to be used in the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya | Photo: ANI

Ram Temple foundation to have water, earth from ‘thousands of holy rivers, shrines’, says VHP

VHP claims water and earth from thousands of holy rivers and pilgrimage centres across the country are coming to Ayodhya for the 5 August Ram Temple bhoomi-pujan ceremony.
File image of the VHP's model of the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya | Photo: Ananya Bhardwaj | ThePrint

Late VHP leader Ashok Singhal’s nephew to sit with PM Modi for Ram temple’s ‘bhoomi pujan’

The 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony of the Ram temple, organised by the Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust, will take place on 5 August. PM Modi will take part in the ceremony.
File image of the VHP's model of the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya | Photo: Ananya Bhardwaj | ThePrint

Muslim leaders including litigant get Ram Mandir ceremony invite, no opposition leader on list

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust has sent invites for the 5 August ceremony in Ayodhya. PM Modi, and BJP-RSS-VHP leaders of the temple movement invited.

On Camera

Woman working on a laptop (Representational image) | Flickr

Is it ‘shirk from home’? Jury’s still out as Europe begins working from home again

There is no evidence yet of mass remote work’s impact in the longer term on company productivity, but the current outlook is mixed at best.

Harley Davidson to discontinue sales and manufacturing operations in India

Harley’s decision comes weeks after Toyota Motor Corp. said it won’t expand further in India due to the country’s high tax regime.

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian soldiers at LAC have go-ahead to open fire in self-defence, India tells China

With no signs of disengagement on the ground in Ladakh, where India and China have been locked in a stand-off since April, both sides will stay dug in during the region’s bitter winter too.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?