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Ayodhya: Yogi Adityanath lays foundation stone for ‘garbhagriha’ of Ram temple

Ayodhya: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath laid the foundation stone of the ‘garbhagriha’ (sanctum sanctorum) of the under-construction Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on Wednesday. The construction of the temple was started almost two years ago, the CM pointed out. “The work is successfully proceeding and we are fortunate that the ritual of keeping the...

AAP, SP blames Ram Mandir Trust for corruption in land deal; demand CBI probe

The construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, which is being hailed by the BJP as one of its prime achievements, has run into controversy. Two opposition parties—Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)—have alleged the Ram Mandir Trust of fraud and corruption in the purchase of land. The political parties have alleged...

Ram Mandir Expansion: Trust purchases 7,285 sqft additional land

In a bid to expand the Ram Mandir complex area, a 7,285 sqft land adjacent to Ram Janmabhoomi premises in Ayodhya has been purchased by Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust for a sum of Rs 1 crore. It roughly boils down to Rs 1,373 per sqft. The trust on Thursday made the announcement and said...

Nirmala Sitharaman tweets pic of Rangoli of Lord Ram

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday tweeted a picture of a Rangoli/Kolam of Lord Ram that she made at the temple in her home. She tweeted the picture on the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Ayodhya to lay the foundation stone of the Ram Temple.   “In many homes, a rangoli/kolam is made...

PM Modi Ayodhya Live: Ram belongs to all, says PM

In a historic event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday laid the foundation for a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya. The way for a Ram temple at the controversial site was cleared by the Supreme Court last year, which decided the long-drawn title suit in favour of a Ram temple. As the city is all...

PM Modi in Ayodhya: Uma Bharti attends Ram Temple event

PM in Ayodhya: After saying no, Uma Bharti attends Ram Temple groundbreaking A day after stating that she will not attend the Ram Temple groundbreaking event in Ayodhya due to COVID-19 concerns, senior BJP leader Uma Bharti backtracked on Wednesday.   “I am bound by the dignity of Maryada Purshottam Lord Ram. I have been...

Ayodhya Ram Mandir: Shiv Sena leader’s ad sparks fresh row

While the Supreme Court had put to rest all controversies and fights over the Ram janmabhoomi site, Shiv Sena on Wednesday sparked a new controversy over the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Just before the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ carried a...

PM Modi to lay Ram Mandir’s foundation amid tight security

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya on Wednesday to lay the foundation of the Ram temple. The historic day will mark a closure to the 135-year religious conflict in the country over the ownership of the site. Ceremony amidst tight security blanket The authorities have arranged for multiple layers of security in...

AMC seals McDonald’s, pharma company for COVID-19 violation

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has sealed two more units – a restaurant and an office of a pharma company – for COVID-19 violation norms. The AMC has allowed offices and restaurants to function subject to certain rules and standard operating procedures.    The civic body has sealed a McDonald’s restaurant in Memnagar as well as...

Gujarat COVID-19 Update: 1,020 new cases recorded in a day

Gujarat on Tuesday saw 1,020 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the eighth time that the number of per day cases in Gujarat has crossed the 1,000 mark.    The overall number of COVID-19 cases has now crossed 65,000. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Gujarat now stands at 65,704....

Ram Temple: PM Modi to spend 2 hours in Ayodhya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in the ground-breaking ceremony rituals for the Ram temple in Ayodhya for around 2 hours on Wednesday. PM Modi will be laying the foundation stone for the Ram temple amid the presence of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. The prime minister will fly for Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow at around...

First invitation for Ram temple event given to Iqbal Ansari

The first invitation card for the ground-breaking ceremony of Ram temple in Ayodhya was received by Iqbal Ansari. Iqbal Ansari was one of the litigants in the Ayodhya land dispute case. He said he will attend the ceremony on August 5 and will also gift Prime Minister Narendra Modi a ‘Ram nami’ stole and a...