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Temple of Lord Ram's kuldevi hopes for huge footfalls

Temple of Lord Ram's kuldevi hopes for huge footfalls

Rediff.com6 Aug 2020

With the 'bhoomi pujan' for a temple at the spot where many devout Hindus believe Lord Ram was born, priests are enlivened with the hope that their Badhi Devkaali Mandir too will get footfalls from far and wide.

Glued to TV sets, Ayodhya relives 'Ramayana' days

Glued to TV sets, Ayodhya relives 'Ramayana' days

Rediff.com5 Aug 2020

Some jewellery shops in the famous Shringaar Haat area turned into places for community television spots as passers-by and even some security personnel and mediapersons joined shopkeepers to watch the live telecast of 'bhoomi poojan' by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the temple and his speech. Many recalled that these scenes were similar to ones quite common in late 1980s when 'Ramayana' serial was telecast on Doordarshan and people used to gather at few houses and shops having TV sets.

Making sure bhoomi pujan doesn't become Jamaat 2.0: VHP

Making sure bhoomi pujan doesn't become Jamaat 2.0: VHP

Rediff.com5 Aug 2020

VHP national working president Alok Kumar also rejected questions about the muhurta of the event, saying the 'best advice' has been taken including from the Head of the Jyotish Department of the Banaras Hindu University on timing of the ceremony.

Bhoomi pujan: What the Muslims of Ayodhya think

Bhoomi pujan: What the Muslims of Ayodhya think

Rediff.com4 Aug 2020

Khan, a local politician and social worker, has been openly pro-temple during the bitter temple-mosque dispute. But there are other signs that his community wants to move on, beyond the dispute that many Hindus and Muslims feel held Ayodhya back.

Ayodhya awaits its big day, outsiders not welcome

Ayodhya awaits its big day, outsiders not welcome

Rediff.com4 Aug 2020

Ayodhya is decked up for the bhoomi pujan that will be attended at the Ram Janmabhoomi by 175 people, who figure in a select guest list of seers and politicians topped by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

For Aug 5 ceremony, special dress for Ram Lalla

For Aug 5 ceremony, special dress for Ram Lalla

Rediff.com3 Aug 2020

The clothes are made using soft material such as 'makhmal' (velvet). After all, they are for Ram Lalla who is a child. The green dress has been made keeping in mind the day-specific colour, while orange is considered auspicious

95 not out versus COVID-19

95 not out versus COVID-19

Rediff.com29 Jul 2020

Maan Kunwar, from the historic city of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, is being hailed as the "Rani of Jhansi" because of her indomitable spirit.

Cops surround Vikas Dubey's demolished house; locals keep mum

Cops surround Vikas Dubey's demolished house; locals keep mum

Rediff.com11 Jul 2020

The policemen, most of whom are deployed on daily shifts, were sitting on wooden beds under a Neem tree, watching a steady stream of mediapersons arriving with a variety of questions.

Crowds gather around Vikas Dubey encounter spot, take selfies

Crowds gather around Vikas Dubey encounter spot, take selfies

Rediff.com11 Jul 2020

The smudges were blood stains that had changed colour, perhaps due to the rain and the forensic examination. For part of the day, an overturned SUV could be seen on the highway to Kanpur. It was later towed away.

Tight security in Ayodhya ahead of Babri Masjid demolition anniversary

Tight security in Ayodhya ahead of Babri Masjid demolition anniversary

Rediff.com5 Dec 2019

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has too decided against observing the 27th anniversary of the demolition as "Shaurya Diwas".

Day after SC verdict, Ayodhya buzzes with activity

Day after SC verdict, Ayodhya buzzes with activity

Rediff.com10 Nov 2019

'This Sunday holds special significance for us, as we woke up to a new and transformed Sunday, with a feeling of relief that the lingering issue of Ayodhya dispute has been resolved once and for all'

22 crore devotees in 49 days: Kumbh makes history

22 crore devotees in 49 days: Kumbh makes history

Rediff.com5 Mar 2019

he one-and-a-half-month-long Kumbh Mela ended on Monday with devotees from different walks of life and parts of the country taking a holy dip on Mahashivratri.

Ayodhya seers seek divine intervention for Ram temple on Babri demolition day

Ayodhya seers seek divine intervention for Ram temple on Babri demolition day

Rediff.com6 Dec 2018

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal have announced that they will mark the day as Shaurya Diwas and Vijay Diwas (day of victory) and have asked the people to light earthen lamps as on Diwali.

Date for construction of Ram Temple to be announced during Kumbh: VHP sabha told

Date for construction of Ram Temple to be announced during Kumbh: VHP sabha told

Rediff.com25 Nov 2018

Once Ram temple is built it will become a 'ghoshit (declared) Hindu Rashtra', a VHP leader told the gathering.

India became global superpower 'due to Lord Ram': UP min

India became global superpower 'due to Lord Ram': UP min

Rediff.com19 Nov 2018

"As soon as a grand Ram temple is built in Ayodhya, it will restore the glorious history of Ayodhya," he said.

Jaitley to spend MP area development funds on Rae Bareli

Jaitley to spend MP area development funds on Rae Bareli

Rediff.com7 Oct 2018

However, Bajpai ruled out any possibility of an epic battle in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections between Sonia Gandhi and Arun Jaitley.

When Vajpayee and his father were classmates

When Vajpayee and his father were classmates

Rediff.com17 Aug 2018

'Have you ever seen or heard of a college, where both father and son studied together, and that too even in the same class,' Vajpayee wrote in the article.

Kairana win breaks RLD's 'zero' spell, infuses new life in party

Kairana win breaks RLD's 'zero' spell, infuses new life in party

Rediff.com1 Jun 2018

The party, banking on the legacy of former PM Chaudhary Charan Singh, had no MP and its lone MLA had switched to the BJP.

Will BJP's ally play spoilsport for its candidate in RS polls?

Will BJP's ally play spoilsport for its candidate in RS polls?

Rediff.com18 Mar 2018

While the BJP has the numbers to send its eight candidates to the Upper House, its ally, Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party, which has four MLAs in the 403-member UP assembly, holds key to the fate its ninth nominee.

Political battle returns to UP with Gorakhpur, Phulpur bypolls

Political battle returns to UP with Gorakhpur, Phulpur bypolls

Rediff.com4 Mar 2018

The bypolls were necessitated after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya vacated their seats following their election to the Uttar Pradesh legislative council.

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