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Indian PM Modi lays foundation stone for Ram Temple on contested Ayodhya site

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for a Hindu temple in the northern city of Ayodhya. Hymns about Lord Ram were played, and the roads decked with flowers. Many shop fronts too were painted yellow and saffron flags put up. Mr. Modi laid a symbolic silver brick in the sanctum sanctorum of […]

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Ram Temple Trust meet for the first time, elect president, secretary and treasurer

The first meeting of Ram Temple Trust ended after two hours in Delhi’s Greater Kailash – the residence of K Parasaran, senior advocate who was appointed as the head of the trust by the Centre. In the first meeting on Wednesday, the temple trust has elected Mahant Nritya Gopal Das as president, Champat Rai as […]

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Supreme Court dismisses 19 petitions seeking review of Ayodhya Verdict

The Supreme Court rejected all (19) petitions seeking a review of its landmark verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute case on Thursday. A five-judge  bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde had a look at the petitions within their chambers, instead of an open court. The petitioners included  both, from the Hindu side […]

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Supreme Court to hear review petitions on its Ayodhya verdict

The Supreme Court Of India will hear petitions seeking a review of its landmark verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute case on Thursday. 18 petitions were filed in the Apex Court that would be heard  by a five-member bench, that would be headed by the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde. The petitions would be […]

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Teachers caught sending students to get broken slippers fixed

A teacher in Ayodhya’s Khajurahat Government Primary School has been suspended and an ad hoc teacher from the same school was terminated for sending school children to get their slippers repaired. A video clip in which three children were seen with a bag, were confronted by the reporter of a local channel who asked them […]

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Home Ministry alert states in wake of Ayodhya verdict

Ministry of Home Affairs has sent an advisory to all states to remain alert in wake of Ayodhya verdict, which is expected before Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s retirement on November 17. The advisory has been sent to all states and Union territories asking them to deploy adequate security personnel in all sensitive places and ensure […]

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Section 144 imposed across Ayodhya until December 10 ahead of Supreme Court proceedings

Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) has been imposed across Ayodhya district till December 10. This means that assembly of four or more persons is prohibited. The police have imposed restrictions as politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya would enter its final leg on Monday when the Supreme Court […]

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Supreme Court grants Ayodhya mediators time until 15th August : Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Dispute

Supreme Court Friday granted the Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid mediation team time until the 15th of  August, after the three-member mediation panel sought more time for an amicable solution in the case. The Supreme Court 5 member judge bench headed by Chief justice Ranjan Gogoi said it received one report dated May 7 from the […]

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Top Court Asks Parties to Explore Option of Mediation in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid Dispute

The Supreme Court held a hearing on the Ayodhya land dispute case today. The court said the issue is not a dispute or land issue but of “sentiment and faith”. The top court will decide if the sensitive case can be resolved through mediation. Justice SA Bobde, one of the five judges in the bench […]

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BJP knocks SC to end status quo on 67 acres in Ayodhya

The NDA government today approached the supreme court for permission to end status quo on the excess land in Ayodhya near the disputed Temple-Mosque site. The government’s idea was to handover the land to the original owners to build the Ram temple. The government is not touching the disputed area on which a suit is […]

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Supreme Court defers Ayodhya case again

In a 60 second hearing the Supreme Court of India had differed the Ayodhya matter to 10th January. Today, the matter was listed before a bench comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justice SK Kaul. It came up for hearing around 10.30 am. The hearing, which continued for 60 seconds, did not see […]

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Mandir Se Votes

The temple town of Ayodhya will witness the largest gathering of Ram Bhakts today. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is hosting a mega rally with the agenda of Ram Mandir. This is the largest Hindu gathering in Ayodhya after Pro-Hindu outfits razed the Babri Masjid in 1992. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) closest ally, Shiv […]