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Today, even atheists in India will proudly wear religion on their sleeve: Arun Jaitley

‘New India’, a collection of Arun Jaitley’s writings, provides an insight into the mind of the former finance minister, what he thought of Modi, Rahul Gandhi and AAP.
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Stop showing women as damsels in distress — VHP message to film and TV serial producers

VHP Matru Shakti, which works on women’s issues, says it is planning a campaign that aims to change the portrayal of women in TV serials and films.
File image of the VHP's model of the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya | Photo: Ananya Bhardwaj | ThePrint

Ayodhya Ram temple trust got a cheque for Rs 2 crore, but had to return it

The Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra is set to hold its first meeting Wednesday evening, but doesn’t have a system in place yet to receive donations.
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M.S. Golwalkar: The man who transformed RSS to a pan-India organisation

RSS’ second chief M.S. Golwalkar, whose 114th birth anniversary falls today, set the stage for the organisation's expansion through the 1940s-70s.
K Parasaran

Lawyer K Parasaran, 92, who represented Hindus in SC, to head Ram temple trust

Named Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra, the trust was notified by the central government Wednesday morning.
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Ghar wapsi, ‘discriminatory’ Articles 29, 30 on VHP agenda for Prayagraj meet Monday

The issue of religious conversion will be taken up by VHP’s apex council Kendriya Margdarshak Mandal, which is set to meet at Prayagraj on 20 January.
File image of the VHP's model of the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya | Photo: Ananya Bhardwaj | ThePrint

VHP plans 15-day Ram Navami festival to cheer SC Ayodhya verdict, gather funds for temple

VHP has been at the forefront of Ram Janmabhoomi movement since 1980s, but has been quiet since Supreme Court ruled in favour of a temple in Ayodhya.
A wooden model of the proposed Ram Mandir in a glass encasement, at the Ram Janmabhomi Nyas-run workshop at Karsevakpuram in Ayodhya | PTI file photo

For grand Ram Mandir at Ayodhya, Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas is left with just Rs 2 crore

VHP, whose members run the Nyas, says it had Rs 30 crore but Rs 28 crore was spent on making bricks for Ram temple, and to pay labourers and architects.
File image of the VHP's model of the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya | Photo: Ananya Bhardwaj | ThePrint

Nirmohi Akhara doesn’t want Ram temple to be a ‘tourist spot’, has a question for Amit Shah

Nirmohi Akhara, which is to be part of the trust that will take over the Ayodhya site, doesn’t believe Amit Shah’s claim that the temple will be built in 4 months.
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VHP to set up camps, help refugees get citizenship amid widespread protests against the law

VHP says camps will be set up across the country by the end of the month once the rules are notified by the government.

On Camera

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.

Defence

Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane | Photo: ANI

Next military reforms should be to set up integrated theatre commands, says Army chief

Army chief General MM Naravane also said the integration of the armed forces was an inevitability as it would lead to tri-services synergy and optimisation of resources.
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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.