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Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in the Ram Temple bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya in September.(ANI)

VHP to start Ayodhya’s Ram Temple construction fund collection drive from January 15

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:44 PM IST
VHP has been authorised by the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust to collect donations for the construction
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An aerial view of Ayodhya decorated with earthen lamps on the occasion of Diwali.(ANI File)
An aerial view of Ayodhya decorated with earthen lamps on the occasion of Diwali.(ANI File)

UP: Trust to raise over Rs700 crore from people for construction of Ayodhya’s Ram temple

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 10:00 AM IST
The trust aims to raise over Rs688.52 crore through Rs100 coupons and another Rs24.92 crore through Rs10 coupons, said senior VHP members
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Carved stones being carried to the Ram temple site in Ayodhya.(HT PHOTO)
Carved stones being carried to the Ram temple site in Ayodhya.(HT PHOTO)

VHP says it has no plans to mark anniversary of SC verdict on Ram temple

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 09:55 AM IST
The VHP which was one of the major players in the campaign for the Ram Temple at Ayodhya, is not keen to mark the first anniversary of the court’s judgment since the temple construction has already begun.
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Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust general Ssecretary Champat Rai addresses a press conference at VHP headquaters in Prayagraj on October 2.(PTI)
Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust general Ssecretary Champat Rai addresses a press conference at VHP headquaters in Prayagraj on October 2.(PTI)

VHP plans nationwide drive to raise funds for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2020 04:59 PM IST
VHP vice president Champat Rai said the plan was expected to get a final nod from VHP’s decision-making body soon
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‘Babri case must be dropped’: VHP after Muslim litigant’s appeal to free all

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 11:39 PM IST
On September 30, the special CBI court will deliver its final verdict in the criminal cases linked to the mosque’s demolition in 1992.
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The SIT is collecting details from the police stations from where the cases were reported.(Representational Photo/HT)
The SIT is collecting details from the police stations from where the cases were reported.(Representational Photo/HT)

SIT formed to ‘probe’ interfaith marriages in Kanpur

By Haidar Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Kanpur
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 11:35 PM IST
The SIT probe has been ordered even as the women recorded her statement in Delhi’s Tis Hazari court, saying she married a Muslim on her own volition
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Ayodhya: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat during the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.(PTI)
Ayodhya: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat during the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.(PTI)

Bhoomi poojan in Ayodhya will establish self-confidence for making India self-reliant: Mohan Bhagwat

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Ayodhya
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2020 06:21 PM IST
There are many people who worked hard and some even sacrificed their lives for the temple, many may not be here physically, Bhagwat said remembering Singhal and spiritual face of the temple movement late Paramhans.
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In India, VHP cadres in districts have been activated to convey the message in their respective regions to people to hold some kind of celebration on the day.(PTI)
In India, VHP cadres in districts have been activated to convey the message in their respective regions to people to hold some kind of celebration on the day.(PTI)

VHP activates its units abroad to celebrate Ram temple event in big way

By Pawan Dixit | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2020 06:54 PM IST
International units of the VHP are also planning some kind of celebration across the globe on August 5, the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Ram Mandir.
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In March, Thackeray had visited Ayodhya to mark the completion of 100 days of his government and had also announced a contribution of Rs One crore for the construction of a grand temple. (Photo @OfficeofUT)
In March, Thackeray had visited Ayodhya to mark the completion of 100 days of his government and had also announced a contribution of Rs One crore for the construction of a grand temple. (Photo @OfficeofUT)

‘A great fall’: VHP on CM Thackeray’s video link offer for Ram temple event

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 06:41 PM IST
The VHP has made it clear that the bhumi poojan will be done by restricting participation to 200 people and complying with all health and security advisories.
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People take a look at the stones which are for the making of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. (ANI Photo )
People take a look at the stones which are for the making of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. (ANI Photo )

VHP to transport soil, water from holy places in Bengal for Ram temple event

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 06:07 PM IST
Though the Trinamool Congress government has clamped biweekly lockdown across the state and full or partial lockdown is in force in parts of several districts in view of the surge in Covid-19 cases, VHP workers have been travelling across the state to collect the holy soil and water.
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News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 pm: VHP plans Diwali-like celebrations in Ayodhya, appeals to light diyas in houses across state and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 05:00 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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As part of celebrations, all temples in Ayodhya will be decorated and lit with earthen diyas in the evening. Special puja will also be performed in all temples in Ayodhya on the bhumi pujan day.(PTI)
As part of celebrations, all temples in Ayodhya will be decorated and lit with earthen diyas in the evening. Special puja will also be performed in all temples in Ayodhya on the bhumi pujan day.(PTI)

VHP plans Diwali-like celebrations for mega Ram temple event in Ayodhya

By Pawan Dixit| Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 03:40 PM IST
In Ayodhya, believed to be the birthplace of lord Ram, saints have given a call to locals to mark bhumi pujan by observing Diwali on the same day.
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International Working President Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) Alok Kumar hs defended the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust’s invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the ram temple groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya.(PTI)
International Working President Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) Alok Kumar hs defended the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust’s invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the ram temple groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya.(PTI)

Row over invitation to PM Modi for Ram Temple bhoomi pujan unwarranted: VHP

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 06:40 PM IST
The bhoomi pujan or ground breaking ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya is scheduled to take place on August 5.
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Hindus believe Lord Ram was born in Ayoodhya in Uttar Pradesh.(REUTERS)
Hindus believe Lord Ram was born in Ayoodhya in Uttar Pradesh.(REUTERS)

Angry saints in Ayodhya tell Nepal PM to keep Lord Ram out of politics

By Pawan Dixit| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2020 07:07 PM IST
Members of the saints’ community in Ayodhya are furious at Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli for his statement that Ayodhya where Lord Ram was born is in the Himalayan country.
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The VHP leader was returning home after attending an organisation meeting in Hoshangabad when he was shot dead.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The VHP leader was returning home after attending an organisation meeting in Hoshangabad when he was shot dead.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

VHP leader shot dead in MP, police suspect business rivalry behind the killing

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 09:15 PM IST
About 10 assailants are suspected to have intercepted VHP leader’s car before shooting him dead.
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The Trinamool Congress said ts youth wing general secretary in Darjeeling district indulged in anti-party activities.(Representative photo/AP)
The Trinamool Congress said ts youth wing general secretary in Darjeeling district indulged in anti-party activities.(Representative photo/AP)

TMC expels youth wing leader for attending event backed by VHP

By Pramod Giri | Hindustan Times, Siliguri
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2020 07:55 PM IST
The TMC expelled the youth wing leader for six years a day after he attended an event by an organisation backed by the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP).
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Ayodhya Ram Temple: Idol to be shifted before construction

By Pawan Dixit | Hindustan Times, Ayodhya
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 09:41 PM IST
Nripendra Misra visited Ayodhya for the first time after being appointed chairman of the Ram temple construction committee and inspected various temple related sites.
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Kameshwar Chaupal had laid the foundation stone for Ram temple in Ayodhya 30 years ago.(HT Photo)
Kameshwar Chaupal had laid the foundation stone for Ram temple in Ayodhya 30 years ago.(HT Photo)

‘First Kar Sevak’ Kameshwar Chaupal recalls day he laid foundation stone for Ram temple

By Kenneth John | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 05:48 PM IST
Kameshwar Chaupal is the lone Dalit member of the newly-formed Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust for the construction of the temple.
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Earlier, some VHP leaders had also hinted that temple construction work could begin on Akshaya Tritiya. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Earlier, some VHP leaders had also hinted that temple construction work could begin on Akshaya Tritiya. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Date for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, agency to be announced in April

By Kenneth John | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 05:00 AM IST
According to Kameshwar Chaupal, a member of the trust, the construction could begin on any auspicious day around Akshay Tritiya falling on April 25.
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Ram temple construction could begin as early as in April, 2020.(REUTERS Photo/File/Representative)
Ram temple construction could begin as early as in April, 2020.(REUTERS Photo/File/Representative)

Ram temple countdown begins, land papers handed over to trustee

By Kenneth John | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 04:23 AM IST
VHP’s Joint General Secretary Surendra Jain said that VHP will extend all support to the newly formed Trust and invited every Hindu to donate for the temple construction.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warned that the state administration would act tough to prevent proselytisation.(ANI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warned that the state administration would act tough to prevent proselytisation.(ANI)

VHP moves Calcutta HC after Mamata Banerjee accuses it of converting tribals into Hinduism

By HT Correspondent | Hidustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The VHP claimed that it only helped 133 poor couples to get married.
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Christians including priests and nuns, joined an “all-faith” human chain on the 71st Republic Day in Kolkata(PTI Photo)
Christians including priests and nuns, joined an “all-faith” human chain on the 71st Republic Day in Kolkata(PTI Photo)

Bengal Christians joining anti-CAA protests invites wrath of the BJP and VHP

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 10:30 PM IST
As the nation celebrated Republic Day on Sunday, the Preamble to the Constitution was read out after the ‘service’ at 65 Roman Catholic churches in Kolkata and its adjoining districts of Hooghly, Howrah, North and South 24-Parganas.
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The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is all set to honour ‘kar sewaks’ who had played an active role in the demolition of Babri mosque(AP Photo)
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is all set to honour ‘kar sewaks’ who had played an active role in the demolition of Babri mosque(AP Photo)

VHP to honour ‘kar sewaks’ for making Ram temple dream come true

By Kenneth John | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2020 04:31 AM IST
VHP’s Kashi pranth — having around 25 UP districts, including Ayodhya under its purview —has also decided to felicitate kin of ‘kar sewaks’ who had ‘sacrificed’ their life in 1992 Babri mosque demolition.
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The system of controlling universities through State power has been seen before(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)
The system of controlling universities through State power has been seen before(Amal KS / Hindustan Times)

The Gujarat model comes to Delhi, writes Rajdeep Sardesai

UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 11:46 AM IST
The state has been stifling dissent in campuses and appointing partisan VCs. JNU fits the pattern
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Digvijaya Singh says Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati’s Ramalaya trust should be given the task of Ram Temple construction at Ayodhya.(HT Photo)
Digvijaya Singh says Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati’s Ramalaya trust should be given the task of Ram Temple construction at Ayodhya.(HT Photo)

Digvijaya Singh demands Ayodhya Ram Temple construction under Ramalaya trust

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 06:25 PM IST
The SC had directed the government to form a trust to oversee the construction of the Ram Temple. It also suggested that one of the chief litigants in the case, Nirmohi Akhara, be included in the Trust.
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A Hindu devotee blows a conch shell in celebration after the verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi case.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO.)
A Hindu devotee blows a conch shell in celebration after the verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi case.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO.)

Lawyers who represented Ram Lalla get hero’s welcome in Ayodhya

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 10:51 PM IST
The VHP organised the felicitation ceremony for the lawyers who were in Ayodhya to pay obeisance to Lord Ram at the makeshift temple. VHP leader Sadhvi Ritambhara applied ‘tilak’ on 92-year-old lawyer Keshav Parasaran, who had led the team of lawyers in the court room battle.
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A general view of Ayodhya(REUTERS)
A general view of Ayodhya(REUTERS)

SC verdict on Ayodhya issue to be presented to Ram Lalla Virajman by lawyers’ team on Nov 24: Report

By Indo Asian News Service | Ayodhya
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 07:59 AM IST
Ayodhya District Magistrate Anuj Jha said in a statement that the felicitation programme will be held on November 23 at Karsevakpuram. Top VHP leaders including Champat Rai and Dinesh Chandra will be present at the event.
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Senior priest Mahant Raju Das of Hanuman Garhi Mandir and a local Muslim leader Babloo Khan at Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas in Ayodhya.(PTI)
Senior priest Mahant Raju Das of Hanuman Garhi Mandir and a local Muslim leader Babloo Khan at Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas in Ayodhya.(PTI)

All properties of Nyas will be transferred to new trust: VHP leader

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 05:36 AM IST
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Ayodhya, India – November 10, 2019: Sadhus read a newspaper, a day after the Ayodhya verdict, in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Sunday, November 10, 2019. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/ Hindustan Times)
Ayodhya, India – November 10, 2019: Sadhus read a newspaper, a day after the Ayodhya verdict, in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Sunday, November 10, 2019. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/ Hindustan Times)

How SC’s Ayodhya judgment could affect the course of Indian politics | Opinion

By Rahul Verma
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 08:06 AM IST
Given that the BJP is having difficulties on the economic front, and many opposition parties (who have relied on the Muslim voters) are facing challenges of their own making, this judgment may be miscued to rally supporters.
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Hundreds of men and women spilled on to the streets to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision that cleared the decks for a temple at the disputed site(HT Photo)
Hundreds of men and women spilled on to the streets to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision that cleared the decks for a temple at the disputed site(HT Photo)

Celebrations in Ayodhya as temple dream nears fruition

By Pawan Dixit and Umesh Raghuvanshi | Hindustan Times, Ayodhya
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 06:05 AM IST
Cadre from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), one of the organisations spearheading the temple movement for three decades, burst crackers in almost every neighbourhood of the 500,000-strong town.
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