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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.
Alok Kumar, international working president of the Vishva Hindu Parishad | Photo: @AlokKumarLIVE | Twitter

VHP slams Uddhav for wanting e-Bhoomi Pujan in Ayodhya, says it’s fall of a Hindutva party 

Maharashtra CM & Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Sunday said Bhoomi Pujan, for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, could be conducted through video-conferencing in view of Covid-19. 
Labourers and a policeman at the Ram Mandir karyashala in Ayodhya Thursday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

VHP plans awareness & fund raising campaign for Ram temple, to reach out to 5 lakh villages

The campaign is set to start after 5 August, when the 'bhoomi puja' takes place. The VHP intends to ask people to voluntarily contribute Rs 100 for temple construction.
VHP. Representational image | Facebook

VHP to meet in Ayodhya on Friday to decide on Ram Mandir construction plan, resolve issues

VHP leaders will discuss how to expedite the Ram temple construction, and get people to reach Ayodhya to do kar seva while following social distancing norms.
Police vehicles damaged by the mob at Gadchinchale village | By special arrangement

VHP to send fact-finding team to Palghar to probe ‘Christian missionary angle’ in lynching 

VHP claims its team will also investigate the possibility of ‘Communists being involved’ in the lynching that left two sadhus and their driver dead.  
Alok Kumar, international working president of the Vishva Hindu Parishad | Photo: @AlokKumarLIVE | Twitter

Cremate all Covid-19 victims’ bodies, regardless of religion, VHP tells govt

VHP terms Nizamuddin Markaz gathering that resulted in the spread of Covid-19 to hundreds ‘shameful’, urges Muslims to close all mosques that are still open.

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Indian origin Senator Kamala Harris

What’s in a name? A lot, if it’s Kamala Harris

Senator David Purdue's mal-pronunciation of Harris's name is emblematic of the struggle minorities have faced while fighting for their rights in US's history.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.


File photo of INS Kavaratti | Indian Navy

Navy to commission INS Kavaratti, an indigenously-built warfare stealth corvette tomorrow

Like its predecessors, the new corvette does not have air defence systems than the close-in weapons deployed on board and the Navy is looking at getting new Short Range Air Defence System.
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.