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Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addressing a press conference at the party office in Lucknow.(PTI Photo)

‘How can I trust BJP’s Covid-19 vaccine’: Akhilesh Yadav won’t get vaccinated for now

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:29 PM IST
Yadav also attacked the Yogi Adityanath led-BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over its handling of the pandemic. “Why cold-chain and refrigerators for vaccine now? This government was warding off Covid by clanging plates, claps, and hovering helicopters over hospitals,” Akhilesh Yadav told reporters.
A model of the Ram Temple that will be built in Ayodhya.(Representational Photo)
A model of the Ram Temple that will be built in Ayodhya.(Representational Photo)

Ram temple construction to start on Jan 14, says trust official

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 12:18 AM IST
A team of experts from IITs are working to find a way to build the foundation after a stream of the Saryu river was discovered 200 feet below the surface during testing work for its pillars.
The night temperature fell appreciably in Gorakhpur, Ayodhya, Bareilly and Agra divisions(PTI)
The night temperature fell appreciably in Gorakhpur, Ayodhya, Bareilly and Agra divisions(PTI)

Severe cold conditions in parts of UP; min temp dips to 0.5 degree Celsius

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 05:44 PM IST
According to the meteorological department, day temperatures fell appreciably in Kanpur and Lucknow divisions, and rose in Meerut division.
Police lodged four FIRs for alleged desecration of a religious place and alleged vandalism.(HT file photo for representation)
Police lodged four FIRs for alleged desecration of a religious place and alleged vandalism.(HT file photo for representation)

100 booked as tensions flare in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Indore | By Ranjan and Neha Jain
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 06:29 AM IST
The tensions were sparked during rallies organised by some Hindu groups to raise funds for construction of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya, according to police and leaders from both sides.
Representarional photo.
Representarional photo.

Ram Temple: New technique may be used to build the foundation

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pawan Dixit
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 11:01 AM IST
On September 11, the loose sand was found during a test conducted to lay the pillars below the surface to prepare the temple’s foundation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in the Ram Temple bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya in September.(ANI)
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
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
Saket PG College.(Source: Facebook)
Saket PG College.(Source: Facebook)

Sedition charges against Ayodhya students who raised ‘azaadi’ slogans dropped

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pawan Dixit
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 10:50 AM IST
The college management has since announced the students’ union polls on February 10
Twinkle Khanna is one of the wittiest celebrities of India.
Twinkle Khanna is one of the wittiest celebrities of India.

Twinkle Khanna’s most sassy comments: Why she didn’t change her name to Kumar to her thoughts on mom’s cooking

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 12:41 PM IST
As Twinkle Khanna turns 47 on Tuesday, we bring back some of her wittiest comments about her husband Akshay Kumar, mother Dimple Kapadia, her life as an actor and more.
Swami Govind Dev Giri Maharaj, treasurer of Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Nyas said around Rs 1,100 crore will be spent for the Ram temple project.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Swami Govind Dev Giri Maharaj, treasurer of Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Nyas said around Rs 1,100 crore will be spent for the Ram temple project.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Donation drive for Ayodhya’s Ram temple from next month

Hindustan Times, Nagpur | By Pradip Kumar Maitra
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 10:53 PM IST
Swami Govind Giri Maharaj was in Nagpur on Monday to announce the beginning of a month-long donation drive to collect funds for building the temple starting from January 15.
Saket PG College.(Sourced: Facebook)
Saket PG College.(Sourced: Facebook)

Uttar Pradesh: Ayodhya students booked for sedition over ‘azaadi’ slogans

Hindustan Times, Ayodhya | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 10:08 AM IST
The students denied the sedition charges, saying they were demanding “azaadi” (freedom) from the principal and the “anti-student policies” of the college
Blueprint of Ayodhya mosque to replace Babri Masjid, released by Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF). Its foundation will be laid on Republic Day.(PTI)
Blueprint of Ayodhya mosque to replace Babri Masjid, released by Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF). Its foundation will be laid on Republic Day.(PTI)

AIMPLB members, Sunni Central Waqf Board officials spat over legality of Ayodhya’s upcoming mosque

Ayodhya | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 11:38 PM IST
All India Muslim Personal Law Board member Zafaryab Jilani on Wednesday said the proposed mosque in Ayodhya following last year’s Supreme Court verdict is against the Waqf Act and “illegal” under the Shariat laws.
“According to the Waqf Act, mosques or land of mosques cannot be bartered. The proposed mosque in Ayodhya violates the Act. It violates the Shariat law as the Waqf Act is based on the Shariat,” said AIMPLB member Zafaryab Jilani(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
“According to the Waqf Act, mosques or land of mosques cannot be bartered. The proposed mosque in Ayodhya violates the Act. It violates the Shariat law as the Waqf Act is based on the Shariat,” said AIMPLB member Zafaryab Jilani(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)

Ayodhya mosque against Waqf Act, illegal under Shariyat law: AIMPLB

Ayodhya | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 02:52 PM IST
Athar Hussain, the secretary of a trust formed to build the mosque in Ayodhya, however, said everyone interprets the Shariat in their own way and when the land has been allotted under the directive of the Supreme Court, it cannot be illegal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in the Ram temple bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya in August.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in the Ram temple bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya in August.(ANI)

BJP using the Ram temple public donation drive as part of 2024 election campaign, alleges Shiv Sena

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Naresh Kamath
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 01:48 PM IST
The Shiv Sena has already donated Rs1 crore for the construction of the temple
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during inauguration of 'Krishi Mela' in Ayodhya.(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during inauguration of 'Krishi Mela' in Ayodhya.(PTI)
The complex would come up on five acres of land allotted to the board following the November 2019 order of the Supreme Court in the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid case. (Special Arrangement)
The complex would come up on five acres of land allotted to the board following the November 2019 order of the Supreme Court in the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid case. (Special Arrangement)

5-acre land, zero-energy structure: Mosque in Ayodhya’s Dhannipur village

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 04:22 PM IST
The mosque will be spherical in shape and will be able to accommodate 2,000 namazis or worshippers at a time and will be four times bigger than the Babri Masjid.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in the Ram temple “Bhoomi Pujan”, in Ayodhya on August 5.(ANI FILE)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in the Ram temple “Bhoomi Pujan”, in Ayodhya on August 5.(ANI FILE)

Ram temple fund drive to start with contributions from prominent personalities: Trust official

Prayagraj, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 12:50 PM IST
The campaign, Samarpan Abhiyan, will start with contributions from President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to Champat Rai, the general secretary of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra Trust
The complex would come up on five acres of land allotted to the board following the November 2019 order of the Supreme Court in the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid case.(Special Arrangement)
The complex would come up on five acres of land allotted to the board following the November 2019 order of the Supreme Court in the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid case.(Special Arrangement)

UP Sunni Waqf Board unveils blueprint of mosque complex

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Oliver Fredrick
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 02:57 AM IST
The mosque would be a zero-energy structure with modern design, to be established on around 3,500 square metre area, the board said, adding that it would have a dedicated section for female namaazis (worshippers) and a capacity to accommodate around 2,000 namaazis at a time.
If that wasn’t enough of a shock, the cold winds sweeping down from the Himalayas set your teeth chattering. Mine played a veritable symphony(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
If that wasn’t enough of a shock, the cold winds sweeping down from the Himalayas set your teeth chattering. Mine played a veritable symphony(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

In the cold winter, keeping the Gods warm

UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 08:36 PM IST
The truth is our Gods have a much better time than us. The Mahant says the Ram Lalla temple has “an air-conditioner to keep the deities comfortable in summer”. So neither the cold nor the heat worries them.
Trust officials speaking on condition of anonymity said chief minister Yogi Adityanath will be invited for this ceremony.(Reuters File Photo)
Trust officials speaking on condition of anonymity said chief minister Yogi Adityanath will be invited for this ceremony.(Reuters File Photo)

UP Sunni Waqf board to release Ayodhya mosque blueprint today

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 04:01 AM IST
The mosque is coming up on five acres alloted to the board following the November 2019 order of the Supreme Court in the Babri Masjid- Ram Janmabhoomi case.
A general view of Ayodhya City.(ANI Photo)
A general view of Ayodhya City.(ANI Photo)

Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Shetra says temple to be built using only domestic funds

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:09 AM IST
Rai also said for construction of the temple, no foreign funding can be collected as the trust doesn’t have enough necessary approvals while CSR funds can be considered for adjoining buildings of the temple.
The board will hold a press conference on December 19 to share its plan pertaining to the mosque.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
The board will hold a press conference on December 19 to share its plan pertaining to the mosque.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

UP Waqf Board eyes Republic Day to lay Foundation of Ayodhya mosque

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 05:35 AM IST
The land was allotted to the board in line with the Supreme Court judgment in the Ayodhya title dispute case.
File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils the plaque of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.(ANI)
File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils the plaque of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.(ANI)

Nationwide campaign to apprise people of Ram Mandir’s history to begin from Jan 15

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:53 PM IST
The Trust plans to reach out to half of the country’s population, even in the remotest areas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers while attending the foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of the Ram mandir in Ayodhya on August 5, 2020.(PTI (Twitter image posted by @narendramodi))
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers while attending the foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of the Ram mandir in Ayodhya on August 5, 2020.(PTI (Twitter image posted by @narendramodi))

Expert committee to review Ram temple foundation work

Lucknow, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 11:23 AM IST
The committee is likely to submit its report and recommendations to the Trust by December 15. However, this date may be extended.
The tableau will also showcase Ayodhya as a major religious tourism destination in India.
The tableau will also showcase Ayodhya as a major religious tourism destination in India.

Ayodhya, upcoming Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh’s tableau for Republic Day

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 09:26 PM IST
The tableau will feature a grand model of the temple, scenes from Ramayan and the new tradition of annual Deepotsava in Ayodhya.
The Ram Janmabhoomi campus comprises 67.77 acre land. Out of this, in the 2.77-acre land stands the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. (HT Photo)
The Ram Janmabhoomi campus comprises 67.77 acre land. Out of this, in the 2.77-acre land stands the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. (HT Photo)

Panel to oversee development of 65-acre land on Ram Janmabhoomi campus

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pawan Dixit
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 10:30 AM IST
Govind Dev Giri, the treasurer of Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, will oversee the development work on the Ram Janmabhoomi campus.
Ram Mandir construction committee chairman Nripendra Misra.(File photo)
Ram Mandir construction committee chairman Nripendra Misra.(File photo)

Ram Mandir construction panel chief Nripendra Misra in Ayodhya on two-day visit

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 08:42 AM IST
Misra will preside over meetings with members of the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust and engineers of the construction firms involved in building the temple
The BJP said that the Congress has no right to raise questions on the Ram Mandir account because they have made no contribution in the temple construction. (HT Photo)
The BJP said that the Congress has no right to raise questions on the Ram Mandir account because they have made no contribution in the temple construction. (HT Photo)

‘Prove faith, donate Rs 101 crore for Ram temple’: BJP leader to Congress

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 09:49 AM IST
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel said that in 1992 the BJP had performed shila pujan and collected funds in crores and demanded to know how that money was used.
Unlike in the past when a big congregation would assemble at the Tedi Bazaar residence of Haji Mehboob, one of the litigants in the Ram Mandir–Babri Masjid title suit, to observe(AP file photo. Representative image)
Unlike in the past when a big congregation would assemble at the Tedi Bazaar residence of Haji Mehboob, one of the litigants in the Ram Mandir–Babri Masjid title suit, to observe(AP file photo. Representative image)

Ayodhya skips events on Babri razing anniversary

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pawan Dixit
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:28 AM IST
Four months after the foundation stone for a Ram temple was laid at the site in a ceremony performed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the two communities refrained from organising events to commemorate the event that until last year the Muslims observed as Yaum-e-Gham (day of sorrow) by displaying black flags and keeping their establishments closed.
A petition to include government’s nominees in the trust created by Sunni Waqf Board for construction of a mosque in Ayodhya was put before the Supreme Court.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
A petition to include government’s nominees in the trust created by Sunni Waqf Board for construction of a mosque in Ayodhya was put before the Supreme Court.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

SC rejects demand for govt nominees in trust formed for Ayodhya mosque

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 08:51 AM IST
Petitioners had demanded that the trust formed by the Sunni Waqf Board for construction of a mosque and other structures on the alloted land in Ayodhya should also have government nominees as is the case with the trust created for construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
Based on private papers, party documents, newspapers and over 200 interviews, the book tracks Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP’s dominance in Indian politics through the 100-year story of the RSS.(Unsplash)
Based on private papers, party documents, newspapers and over 200 interviews, the book tracks Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP’s dominance in Indian politics through the 100-year story of the RSS.(Unsplash)

Congress first political party to encourage Ayodhya movement, says new book

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 08:08 PM IST
The Congress was the first political party to “encourage” the Ayodhya movement at a Hindu Sammelan organised by the VHP in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar town in 1983, says author and political scientist Vinay Sitapati in a new book.
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