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Ram Mandir tableau to be highlight at FIA's India Day parade in NYC

A tableau featuring the Ayodhya Ram Mandir will be the highlight of the India Day parade that will be organised in the heart of Manhattan next month to commemorate the Indian Independence Day. Leading diaspora body Federation of Indian Associations NY-NJ-CT-NE (FIA) said at a curtain-raiser event hosted at the Consulate General of India in New York here that the 42nd Annual India Day Parade NYC, to be held on August 18, will feature the special Ram Mandir tableau. FIA further announced that renowned Indian actor Pankaj Tripathi will be the Guest of Honour at the parade that passes through New York City's popular Madison Avenue and is attended by thousands of members of the Indian diaspora. India's rich cultural heritage, traditions and accomplishments are highlighted at the annual parade as the city's Madison Avenue gets seeped in the colours of the Indian tricolour and Indian patriotic and popular songs waft through the celebratory atmosphere. Consul General of India in New York .

Ram Mandir tableau to be highlight at FIA's India Day parade in NYC
Updated On : 10 Jul 2024 | 11:11 AM IST

INDIA bloc's win over BJP in Ayodhya defeated Ram temple movement: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said by trouncing the BJP in Ayodhya, the INDIA bloc has defeated the Ram temple movement once led by L K Advani, and expressed confidence that the saffron party will meet the same fate in Gujarat in the next election. He said the Congress has been challenged and threatened by the BJP, but it will defeat the saffron party and Narendra Modi in Gujarat just the way it was defeated in Ayodhya. Gandhi was addressing party workers here days after the Congress and BJP clashed outside the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) office when saffron party workers went there to protest against his (Gandhi's) remarks on Hindus. "They (BJP) have challenged us by threatening us and damaging our office. Let me tell you that we are together going to break their government like they damaged our office. Take it in writing that Congress will contest in Gujarat and defeat Narendra Modi and BJP in Gujarat like we did in Ayodhya," he said. Congress will win ..

INDIA bloc's win over BJP in Ayodhya defeated Ram temple movement: Rahul
Updated On : 06 Jul 2024 | 4:33 PM IST

Congress will defeat BJP in Gujarat as it did in Ayodhya, says Rahul Gandhi

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said here on Saturday that his party will defeat the BJP in Gujarat in the next election the same way it did in Ayodhya in the recent Lok Sabha polls. The Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha made the remark while addressing a party workers' convention in Ahmedabad. "They (BJP) have challenged us by threatening us and damaging our office. Let me tell you that we are together going to break their government like they damaged our office. Take it in writing that Congress will contest in Gujarat and defeat Narendra Modi and BJP in Gujarat like we did in Ayodhya," Gandhi said. Congress will win Gujarat, and from the state it will make a new start, he said. He was referring to a clash that broke out between members of both Congress and BJP outside the Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Congress's state headquarters in Paldi area of Ahmedabad on July 2 after BJP's youth wing members came there to protest against Gandhi's remarks on Hindus. According to police, both

Congress will defeat BJP in Gujarat as it did in Ayodhya, says Rahul Gandhi
Updated On : 06 Jul 2024 | 3:19 PM IST

Samajwadi Party's Ayodhya win was 'Ram's will': Akhilesh Yadav in Lok Sabha

Akhilesh Yadav says that INDIA bloc's win in 2024 Lok Sabha elections marked the end of communal politics in India, while speaking in Parliament

Samajwadi Party's Ayodhya win was 'Ram's will': Akhilesh Yadav in Lok Sabha
Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 2:24 PM IST

Ayodhya waterlogging: 6 officials suspended, SP MP seeks high-level inquiry

The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended six officials of civic agencies for gross negligence following road cave-ins and waterlogging at several sections of the newly-built Ram Path in Ayodhya. The newly-elected Lok Sabha MP from Faizabad, -Awadhesh Prasad, on Saturday demanded a high-level inquiry into the alleged irregularities in the construction of the 14-km-long Ram Path and the sewer lines beneath the road in Ayodhya. About 15 bylanes and streets along the Ram Path were flooded after rains on June 23 and June 25. Even homes along the road went underwater. Portions of the 14-kilometre road stretch also caved in at more than a dozen places. On Saturday, Awadhesh Prasad along with Samajwadi Party district president Parasnath Yadav and his team inspected the Ram Path and other areas of Ayodhya. Prasad first went to the only government hospital in Ayodhya, the Shriram Hospital, where there was waterlogging, then he visited the flood-affected roads and bylanes of Ayodhya. Speaki

Ayodhya waterlogging: 6 officials suspended, SP MP seeks high-level inquiry
Updated On : 30 Jun 2024 | 7:20 AM IST

UP govt suspends 6 officials after road cave-ins on Ram Path in Ayodhya

The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended six officials of civic agencies for gross negligence following road cave-ins and waterlogging at several sections of the newly-built Ram Path in Ayodhya. About 15 bylanes and streets along the Ram Path were flooded after rain on June 23 and June 25. Even homes along the road went under water. Portions of the 14-kilometre road stretch also caved in at more than a dozen places. The suspended officials are Dhruv Aggarwal (executive engineer), Anuj Deshwal (assistant engineer) and Prabhat Pandey (junior engineer) of the Public Works Department (PWD) and Anand Kumar Dubey (executive engineer), Rajendra Kumar Yadav (assistant engineer) and Mohammad Shahid (junior engineer) of the Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam. Aggarwal and Deshwal were suspended on the orders of special secretary Vinod Kumar on Friday. Pandey's suspension order was issued by PWD chief engineer (development) VK Srivastav. Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam managing director Rakesh Kumar Mishra .

UP govt suspends 6 officials after road cave-ins on Ram Path in Ayodhya
Updated On : 29 Jun 2024 | 11:24 AM IST

RSS volunteer to Ayodhya temple: How L K Advani helped build the BJP

96-year-old Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani hospitalised: Here's a look at his life, political journey, and contributions to the Bharatiya Janata Party

RSS volunteer to Ayodhya temple: How L K Advani helped build the BJP
Updated On : 27 Jun 2024 | 12:13 PM IST

UP okays TATA Sons' Rs 650 cr proposal for 'museum of temples' in Ayodhya

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal from the Tata Sons to build a 'museum of temples' in Ayodhya at a cost of Rs 650 crore, officials said. Sharing details about the decision, Tourism Minister Jaivir Singh said the tourism department would provide the company land for the international-level museum on a 90-year lease for a token money of Re 1. "Tata Sons had proposed the project through the Central government, offering to build the museum at a cost of Rs 650 crore under its corporate social responsibility fund," Singh said at a press meet here after the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The cabinet also okayed the company's proposal for other development works in the temple town for additional Rs 100 crore, he added. Tata Sons is the principal investment holding company and promoter of Tata companies. Other proposals approved during the cabinet meeting included the launch of helicopter services in Lucknow, Prayagraj an Kapilvastu unde

UP okays TATA Sons' Rs 650 cr proposal for 'museum of temples' in Ayodhya
Updated On : 26 Jun 2024 | 8:27 PM IST

Ayodhya Ram Temple's roof 'leaking' just 5 months after inauguration

'It is very surprising,' says Ram Temple chief priest Acharya Satyendra Das

Ayodhya Ram Temple's roof 'leaking' just 5 months after inauguration
Updated On : 24 Jun 2024 | 10:31 PM IST

Haryana CM Saini along with cabinet ministers to visit Ayodhya today

"Today we have also got this opportunity that today all the ministers of our cabinet are going to Ayodhya to have darshan of Lord Shri Ram," CM Saini said while addressing a press conference

Haryana CM Saini along with cabinet ministers to visit Ayodhya today
Updated On : 24 Jun 2024 | 9:38 AM IST

Chief priest of Ram temple consecration ceremony dies at 86 due to illness

Acharya Laxmikant Dixit, the chief priest who had performed the consecration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, died Saturday morning. Family members said Dixit, 86, was not well for the last few days. His last rites will be conducted at Manikarnika Ghat. Lord Ram's idol was consecrated at the Ayodhya temple on January 22 in an event led by Prime Minister Modi. Counted among the senior scholars of Varanasi, Dixit was a native of Solapur district of Maharashtra but his family has been living in Varanasi for several generations. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the death of Dixit. In a post on 'X', he said, "The departure of Acharya Shri Laxmikant Dixit, a great scholar of Kashi and the chief priest of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Prana Pratishtha, is an irreparable loss to the spiritual and literary world." "He will always be remembered for his service to Sanskrit language and Indian culture," Adityanath said. "I pray to Lord Shri Ram to give a place to the de

Chief priest of Ram temple consecration ceremony dies at 86 due to illness
Updated On : 22 Jun 2024 | 2:30 PM IST

Kerala min slams BJP as NCERT modifies Babri Masjid demolition references

A day after the NCERT defended its modifying references to Babri Masjid demolition in school textbooks, Kerala Minister M B Rajesh on Monday termed it as a move to communalise all systems of the government and said there was a need to continue the collective fight against such attempts. Rajesh, a CPI(M) leader, said the BJP-led union government had done similar things in the past 10 years, also claiming that there was no agenda behind their actions. The present move by the NCERT has proved that despite the BJP's decreased number of seats in the Lok Sabha and the party losing the majority to rule independently, the Sangh Parivar was not ready to withdraw from its extreme communal agendas, the minister for Local Self-Government Department (LSGD) alleged. "This is a warning to everyone. So, we have to continue the fight against the Sangh Parivar and their efforts to communalise textbooks and all other systems of the government," he told reporters here. Rejecting accusations of ...

Kerala min slams BJP as NCERT modifies Babri Masjid demolition references
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 2:58 PM IST

SpiceJet halts Hyderabad-Ayodhya flights, less than 2 months after launch

SpiceJet has discontinued direct flights between Ayodhya and six other cities amid tourism decline in the city

SpiceJet halts Hyderabad-Ayodhya flights, less than 2 months after launch
Updated On : 12 Jun 2024 | 4:10 PM IST

'Govt paid Rs 1,253 cr to residents affected by Ayodhya Dham development'

A total of Rs 1,253.06 crore was paid as compensation to the residents affected by the various construction works for developing Ayodhya Dham, the district administration said on Tuesday, apparently countering claims that there was discontent among the affected people over the issue. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Ayodhya's District Magistrate Nitish Kumar said the beautification and widening of various major roads and paths had been done by coordinating with the shopkeepers, building owners and landowners from both sides of the road to make the traffic and movement facilities in Ayodhya modern and smooth. It said the affected people were rehabilitated as per rules and provided ex-gratia amount ('anugraha dhanrashi') and compensation He said that 4,616 shopkeepers were affected due to the beautification and widening of Rampath, Bhaktipath, Ram Janmabhoomi Path and Panchkosi and Chaudahkosi Parikrama Marg. Out of these, 4,215 shopkeepers/traders whose shops "were partially affec

'Govt paid Rs 1,253 cr to residents affected by Ayodhya Dham development'
Updated On : 12 Jun 2024 | 12:02 AM IST

If INDIA bloc comes to power, it will put Babri lock at Ram temple: Shah

Hitting out at the INDIA opposition bloc, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said if it comes to power after the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, it will put a "Babri" lock at the Ram temple in Ayodhya. Addressing a rally in support of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra, who is the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lok Sabha poll candidate from Lakhimpur Kheri, Shah also accused the Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) of defaming the saffron party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying if he gets 400 seats in the ongoing election, reservation will be done away with. The senior BJP leader said though it is not going to happen, if the opposition parties come to power, they will put a "Babri naam ka tala (Babri lock)" at the Ram temple. He said Modi not only won the legal dispute involving the Ram Janmabhoomi, but also performed the "bhoomi puja (groundbreaking ceremony)" of the Ram temple and its "pran pratishtha" (consecration) was held in .

If INDIA bloc comes to power, it will put Babri lock at Ram temple: Shah
Updated On : 08 May 2024 | 2:40 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Ram temple in Ayodhya, holds roadshow

Modi's Ayodhya visit coincided with the conclusion of the campaigning for the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections, in which polling for 93 seats will be held on Tuesday

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Updated On : 06 May 2024 | 11:55 AM IST
Updated On : 06 May 2024 | 11:31 AM IST

Highlights: BJP will ensure reservation for SC, ST, OBC; even if one BJP MP in Parliament, says Shah

From Congress' star campaigners list for Lok Sabha elections to PM Modi's roadshow in Ayodhya, catch all the latest updates from across the globe here

Highlights: BJP will ensure reservation for SC, ST, OBC; even if one BJP MP in Parliament, says Shah
Updated On : 05 May 2024 | 9:14 PM IST

President Murmu pays obeisance, performs 'aarti' at Ram temple in Ayodhya

President Droupadi Murmu paid obeisance and performed "aarti" at the Ram temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday. Before visiting the temple in the evening, Murmu took part in the Sarayu "aarti" and performed puja at the Hanumangarhi temple here. "President Droupadi Murmu had darshan and performed puja at Shri Hanuman Garhi temple, Ayodhya," the president's official X handle said in a post on the microblogging platform. Earlier in the day, the president was received at the Ayodhya airport by Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel. This was Murmu's first visit to Ayodhya since the newly-built Ram temple's consecration ceremony was held on January 22.

President Murmu pays obeisance, performs 'aarti' at Ram temple in Ayodhya
Updated On : 01 May 2024 | 9:41 PM IST

Over 15 mn people visited Ram Temple since 'Pran Pratishtha on Jan 22

The General Secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra announced the construction of a 14-foot-wide security wall around the temple, called 'Parkota'

Over 15 mn people visited Ram Temple since 'Pran Pratishtha on Jan 22
Updated On : 22 Apr 2024 | 11:03 AM IST