All stories by Arunav Sinha
Temple of Lord Ram's kuldevi hopes for huge footfallsRediff.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' daysRediff.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: VHPRediff.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 thinkRediff.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 welcomeRediff.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 LallaRediff.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-19Rediff.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 mumRediff.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 selfiesRediff.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 anniversaryRediff.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 activityRediff.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 historyRediff.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 dayRediff.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 toldRediff.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 minRediff.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 BareliRediff.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 classmatesRediff.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 partyRediff.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?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 bypollsRediff.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.