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Ayodhya voters: BJP fulfilled promises, but...

Ayodhya voters: BJP fulfilled promises, but...

Rediff.com17 May 2024

The year began with Ayodhya getting ready for the Ram temple consecration ceremony. Almost four months later, the excitement has settled down and some voters are crediting the Bharatiya Janata Party for fulfilling its promise while others feel that development should reach every corner of the district.

Ayodhya set for Ram Lalla's Surya tilak on first Ram Navami post-consecration

Ayodhya set for Ram Lalla's Surya tilak on first Ram Navami post-consecration

Rediff.com17 Apr 2024

This would be the first Ram Navami since the consecration of the Ram idol at the new temple, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22. The system was tested by the scientists on Tuesday.

EC sets up 200 polling booths inside UP housing societies to pull voters

EC sets up 200 polling booths inside UP housing societies to pull voters

Rediff.com14 Apr 2024

The Election Commission of India has set up more than 200 polling stations within housing societies in the urban areas of Uttar Pradesh to increase the voter turnout in the politically crucial state.

Can 3 jailed SP MLAs in UP vote in Tuesday's crucial RS polls?

Can 3 jailed SP MLAs in UP vote in Tuesday's crucial RS polls?

Rediff.com25 Feb 2024

The outcome of the polls to the Rajya Sabha is likely to have an impact in the politically crucial state just ahead of the general elections in the country.

Ayodhya residents await their 'tryst with divinity'

Ayodhya residents await their 'tryst with divinity'

Rediff.com21 Jan 2024

"I did not want to take the photograph of Lord Ram but etch his image in my heart instead," said Amit Pathak, a resident of Tulsinagar in Ayodhya, a day ahead of the 'pran pratishtha' ceremony at the Ram temple.

Old Ram Lalla idol to be placed in front of the new one

Old Ram Lalla idol to be placed in front of the new one

Rediff.com21 Jan 2024

The old idol of Ram Lalla, kept in a makeshift shrine, will be placed in front of the new idol which will be consecrated at the temple in Ayodhya on January 22, said Govind Dev Giri, the treasurer of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.

SEE: Face of Ram Lalla idol at Ayodhya temple revealed

SEE: Face of Ram Lalla idol at Ayodhya temple revealed

Rediff.com19 Jan 2024

The new idol of Lord Ram was placed in the sanctum sanctorum of Ayodhya's Ram Janmabhoomi temple on Thursday afternoon, ahead of the January 22 consecration ceremony.

People of Amethi want to 'rectify' their mistake: UP Cong chief

People of Amethi want to 'rectify' their mistake: UP Cong chief

Rediff.com19 Aug 2023

The people of Amethi want to rectify their 'mistake' of 2019 and Congress workers as well as leaders are demanding that Rahul Gandhi contest from the constituency in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, the party's Uttar Pradesh chief Ajay Rai said.

How Rajbhar's return to NDA will help the BJP in UP

How Rajbhar's return to NDA will help the BJP in UP

Rediff.com16 Jul 2023

The SBSP can impact around 10 Lok Sabha seats and 40 assembly seats in 7-8 districts in Uttar Pradesh, according to poll analysts.

48 years on, Emergency trauma still haunts those who were jailed

48 years on, Emergency trauma still haunts those who were jailed

Rediff.com25 Jun 2023

Equating the imposition of the Emergency with dacoity, he said, "Generally, dacoity is carried out around midnight. Similarly, this dacoity of democracy in the country also took place around midnight."

No anti-BJP Opposition front without Congress, says SP ally

No anti-BJP Opposition front without Congress, says SP ally

Rediff.com18 Jun 2023

The June 23 meeting of opposition parties, called by Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar, will see anti-BJP players chalk out a strategy for the Lok Sabha polls.

In Azam Khan's Rampur, BJP ally defeats SP in assembly bypoll

In Azam Khan's Rampur, BJP ally defeats SP in assembly bypoll

Rediff.com13 May 2023

The ruling BJP-led coalition ended Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's over four-decade dominance in Rampur with its ally Apna Dal-Sonelal winning the Suar assembly by-election by a margin of 8,724 votes.

Justice, though belated, has been served: Siddique Kappan's wife

Justice, though belated, has been served: Siddique Kappan's wife

Rediff.com2 Feb 2023

'Our children are waiting to welcome him home. Their happiness was taken away. Can they forget their father? They are proud to say that Siddique Kappan, a journalist, is their father'

Cong workers follow Rahul, sport t-shirts in UP cold

Cong workers follow Rahul, sport t-shirts in UP cold

Rediff.com4 Jan 2023

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a white t-shirt in the biting cold has been a hot topic of discussion -- and not just in top political circles.

No place for Gyanvapi-like debates in modern India: RLD chief

No place for Gyanvapi-like debates in modern India: RLD chief

Rediff.com29 May 2022

RLD sources said that the party chief was "taken aback" by the SP's delay in announcing his name as the candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections.

Ram temple one of the poll issues in Ayodhya, voters want jobs, development

Ram temple one of the poll issues in Ayodhya, voters want jobs, development

Rediff.com25 Feb 2022

The Bharatiya Janata Party, for whom the temple town sharpened its Hindutva plank, is facing a challenge particularly from the Samajwadi Party in the ongoing state polls.

This UP party has promised ministry for 'harassed' men

This UP party has promised ministry for 'harassed' men

Rediff.com4 Feb 2022

The party 'Mera Adhikar Rashtriya Dal' (MARD), registered in 2018, had unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow and Varanasi.

Parties hope to gain from 'lucky 7' in 7-phase UP polls

Parties hope to gain from 'lucky 7' in 7-phase UP polls

Rediff.com16 Jan 2022

From invoking the 'Saptarishi' (Ursa Major) constellation, seven basic notes of Indian classical music to 'saat phere' (seven circumambulations) -- parties give different reasons and logic to claim that they will emerge victorious in the polls.

BJP vs SP? Don't write us off, remind BSP, Congress and others

BJP vs SP? Don't write us off, remind BSP, Congress and others

Rediff.com10 Jan 2022

With their high-decibel campaigns so far, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Samajwadi Party may appear to be locked in a direct fight in Uttar Pradesh.

After Lord Ram, leaders turn to Krishna ahead of UP poll

After Lord Ram, leaders turn to Krishna ahead of UP poll

Rediff.com5 Jan 2022

Krishna chants gained more currency when Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav invoked the deity.

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