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The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday allocated ₹500 crore for the construction of an airport in Ayodhya(REUTERS)

Rs 500 crore outlay for airport at Ayodhya

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 07:49 AM IST
An additional 85 crore has been earmarked for the development of tourism infrastructure and 10 crore for the renovation of the Tulsi Smarak Bhawan, a museum that houses a collection of rare paintings, ivory articles, photographs and antiquities depicting the life of Lord Rama.

Watch: On The Record | The man in charge of Ayodhya

Hindustan Times | By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 09:00 PM IST
Ahead of the SC verdict on the Ayodhya dispute, District Magistrate of Ayodhya, Anuj Kumar Jha speaks to Hindustan Times.
Trichy police on Sunday visited Ganesan’s place in Vadipatti, Madurai.(CCTV PHOTO.)
Trichy police on Sunday visited Ganesan’s place in Vadipatti, Madurai.(CCTV PHOTO.)

Lalitha Jewellery heist: Fourth accused nabbed with jewels worth Rs 2 crore

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 07:08 AM IST
According to the police, the accused C Ganesan (35) was caught after a tip-off by Murugan (45), the mastermind behind the Lalitha Jewellery heist.
The demolition drive of mutts (Hindu monasteries) around 75 metre perimeter of 12th century Jagannath temple would be halted for a couple of days after several seers protested against the razing of 600-year-old Bada Akhada mutt.(HT File Photo)
The demolition drive of mutts (Hindu monasteries) around 75 metre perimeter of 12th century Jagannath temple would be halted for a couple of days after several seers protested against the razing of 600-year-old Bada Akhada mutt.(HT File Photo)

Demolition drive near Jagannath temple comes to halt after protest by seers

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 12:19 PM IST
As excavators lined up before the Bada Akhada mutt, one of the 70-odd surviving Hindu monasteries in the temple town on Tuesday morning, several devotees and mahant of the mutt Hari Narayan Das sat inside the premises protesting against its demolition.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said he knew that the mediation panel, constituted by the Supreme Court to find a solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi–Babri Masjid dispute, would not be able serve its purpose.(ANI Photo)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said he knew that the mediation panel, constituted by the Supreme Court to find a solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi–Babri Masjid dispute, would not be able serve its purpose.(ANI Photo)

I knew Ayodhya mediation will fail: Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:51 PM IST
Yogi was in Ayodhya to review progress of development projects rolled out by the state government in the temple town.
Plastic cups and bottles, aluminium cans, plastic plates carelessly tossed around by visitors turned the Puri shoreline into a heap of garbage even as signages on the beach discourage littering.(PTI)
Plastic cups and bottles, aluminium cans, plastic plates carelessly tossed around by visitors turned the Puri shoreline into a heap of garbage even as signages on the beach discourage littering.(PTI)

Odisha’s temple town of Puri starts beach clean-up campaign

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 10:00 AM IST
Mo Beach, which translates into My Beach in Odia, aims not just cleaning up the beach, but instilling a sense of belongingness and ownership among the local bodies, residents and visitors.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with the newly unveiled seven-foot tall statue of Lord Rama at Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan.(AFP)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with the newly unveiled seven-foot tall statue of Lord Rama at Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan.(AFP)

Yogi unveils Kodamb Ram statue, inspects Ayodhya projects

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pawan Dixit, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2019 05:45 PM IST
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath unveiled a seven-foot-tall rosewood statue of Lord Ram at the Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan on Friday and inspected various ongoing projects in the temple town.
PM Narendra Modi has been conferred with Maldives’ highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries.(Twitter/ PIB_India)
PM Narendra Modi has been conferred with Maldives’ highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries.(Twitter/ PIB_India)

Highlights | Terrorism is the biggest challenge of our times: PM Modi at People’s Majlis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 10:45 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Male on the first leg of his two nation tour to Maldives and Sri Lanka on Saturday afternoon. PM Modi started his first overseas visit after his party swept the 2019 Lok Sabha polls on 23 May this year. He visited Kerala earlier in the day and offered prayers at the temple town of Guruvayur.Also read: PM Modi to offer prayers at temple in Kerala’s GuruvayurHighlights:

The BJP’s landslide win in the parliamentary elections was also powered by its excellent showing in West Bengal.
The BJP’s landslide win in the parliamentary elections was also powered by its excellent showing in West Bengal.

‘BJP workers being killed for their ideology in Bengal’: PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 05:46 PM IST
The BJP’s landslide win in the parliamentary elections was also powered by its excellent showing in West Bengal.
Ask him about the election buzz in Varanasi -- his hometown and parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vishwakarma, who has never voted in nearly 70 years of his life, says, “I am just waiting for this poll ‘tamasha’ (theatrics) to end”.(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
Ask him about the election buzz in Varanasi -- his hometown and parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vishwakarma, who has never voted in nearly 70 years of his life, says, “I am just waiting for this poll ‘tamasha’ (theatrics) to end”.(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)

This ‘chowkidar’ from Varanasi has boycotted elections all his life

Varanasi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 08:17 PM IST
“Elections are held time and again, politicians come and go, they urge us to vote for them, they become MLAs, MPs or ministers, but we remain wherever we are,” he said, with a note of pessimism in his voice.
Celebrity elephant ‘Thechikottukavu Ramachandran’ plays a cameo role announcing the beginning of Thirussur Pooram, Kerala’s biggest cultural pageant, on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Celebrity elephant ‘Thechikottukavu Ramachandran’ plays a cameo role announcing the beginning of Thirussur Pooram, Kerala’s biggest cultural pageant, on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Elephant lovers win final round as government lifts ban on celebrity jumbo

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 02:49 PM IST
Raman was banned from the ceremony by the Chief Wildlife Warden after the bull elephant ran amok, killing two and injuring seven others, when firecrackers exploded at a house-warming ceremony in the temple town of Guruvayoor in February.
The scene at the Puri railway station in Odisha after Cyclone Fani raged through the area.(Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)
The scene at the Puri railway station in Odisha after Cyclone Fani raged through the area.(Arijit Sen/HT PHOTO)

Odisha death toll in Cyclone Fani rises to 16; Puri without power, water

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswr | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 10:36 PM IST
Officials said the death toll may go up as rescuers are unable to reach several places of the coastal districts which are still inaccessible.
Strong winds and heavy rainfall hit Puri as Cyclone Fani made landfall in the district on Friday.(ANI PHOTO)
Strong winds and heavy rainfall hit Puri as Cyclone Fani made landfall in the district on Friday.(ANI PHOTO)

In Puri, Cyclone Fani terrorizes residents, submerges temple town

Hindustan Times, Puri | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 08:51 PM IST
At Puri circuit house, additional chief secretary Suresh Mohapatra was trying to find a safe place to stand as glass shards were scattered all around. Mohapatra, who worked in Puri as district collector after the Super Cyclone struck in 1999, said Fani was the worst possible cyclone that he has seen.
In this file photo of October last year, Naya ghat wears a festive look ahead of Divya Deepotsav celebration in Ayodhya.(HT)
In this file photo of October last year, Naya ghat wears a festive look ahead of Divya Deepotsav celebration in Ayodhya.(HT)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Development, nationalism eclipse Ram Temple issue in Ayodhya

Hindustan Times, Ayodhya | By Pawan Dixit, Ayodhya
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2019 01:37 PM IST
In this hot-bed of Hindu politics, issues like development and nationalism have taken precedence over Ram Temple which used to be an election issue since the ‘90s.
In this hot-bed of Hindu politics, issues like development and nationalism have taken precedence over Ram Temple.(HT Photo)
In this hot-bed of Hindu politics, issues like development and nationalism have taken precedence over Ram Temple.(HT Photo)

Development, nationalism eclipse Ram temple issue in Ayodhya

Hindustan Times, AYODHYA | By Pawan Dixit
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 01:30 PM IST
According to residents of the temple town, the Ram Ki Paidi ghat went into complete renovation after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formed the government in Uttar Pradesh in March 2017.
Three golden crowns adorning the deities Lord Govinda Raja Swamy and his consorts Bhudevi and Sri Devi were stolen from the Govinda Raja Swamy temple at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on February 2.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Three golden crowns adorning the deities Lord Govinda Raja Swamy and his consorts Bhudevi and Sri Devi were stolen from the Govinda Raja Swamy temple at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on February 2.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Man caught for temple crowns theft, cops say he melted them into gold bar

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 07:44 AM IST
Police said the accused, Akash Pratap Sarody, who hails from Maharashtra’s Nanded district, is a repeat offender and was a regular visitor to Tirupati where he stole mobile phones taking advantage of the heavy rush in the temple town.
NOIDA:::::27-FEBRUARY-2012:::::HT NEWS:::::Polling officers check electronic voting machines (EVM) at an EVM distribution centre in Phase 2, Noida on February 27, 2012. The sixth phase of assembly polls will be held in Uttar Pradesh on February 28. HT PHOTO BY: BURHAAN KINU(Hindustan Times)
NOIDA:::::27-FEBRUARY-2012:::::HT NEWS:::::Polling officers check electronic voting machines (EVM) at an EVM distribution centre in Phase 2, Noida on February 27, 2012. The sixth phase of assembly polls will be held in Uttar Pradesh on February 28. HT PHOTO BY: BURHAAN KINU(Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Its AIADMK vs DMK in Tamil Nadu’s Kancheepuram

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 03:41 PM IST
Voting in all the 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu will be held during the second round of seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019 on April 18. The results will be declared on May 23.
New Delhi, India - April 23, 2017: A view of pooling station Burari, casting vote for Delhi MCD elections in North Delhi on Sunday, April 23, 2017. (Photo by Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - April 23, 2017: A view of pooling station Burari, casting vote for Delhi MCD elections in North Delhi on Sunday, April 23, 2017. (Photo by Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times)(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Tamil Nadu’s temple town of Chidambaram in with AIADMK

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 09:35 AM IST
Voting in all the constituencies in Tamil Nadu will be held during the second round of seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019 on April 18. The results will be declared on May 23.
UP minister Mohsin Raza on Monday made a controversial remark against Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, describing her as a ‘Siberian crane’.(AP File Photo)
UP minister Mohsin Raza on Monday made a controversial remark against Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, describing her as a ‘Siberian crane’.(AP File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: UP minister says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra a ‘Siberian crane’

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2019 01:48 AM IST
UP minister Mohsin Raza , responding to Priyanka’s proposed Ayodhya visit on Wednesday, first said she was going to the temple town for Babur, the mughal emperor on whose name the Ayodhya mosque was built and which was felled on December 6, 1992.   
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at a public rally during her party's campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in UP, at Sirsa village in Prayagraj .(PTI)
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at a public rally during her party's campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in UP, at Sirsa village in Prayagraj .(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: On first visit to Ayodhya, Priyanka Gandhi to launch Faizabad campaign

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is likely to begin her election campaign in the temple town with a ‘darshan’ at Hanuman Garhi temple.
A model of Ram Mandir, to be built in Ayodhya showcased at Kumbh Mela festival 2019, in Allahabad(PTI)
A model of Ram Mandir, to be built in Ayodhya showcased at Kumbh Mela festival 2019, in Allahabad(PTI)

Opinion: Yet another opportunity to amicably resolve Ram temple tangle

Hindustan Times | By Sunita Aron
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 10:15 AM IST
At least three Prime Ministers, several Shankaracharyas, priests and a high-profile godman have evolved formulas since the demolition of the disputed shrine in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.
Rahul Gandhi landed at Tirupati International Airport at Renigunta in a special aircraft at 11am along with his nephew Raihan Vadra(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Rahul Gandhi landed at Tirupati International Airport at Renigunta in a special aircraft at 11am along with his nephew Raihan Vadra(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Rahul Gandhi starts Andhra visit with prayers at Tirupati, to address rally later

Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 02:52 PM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday started a visit to the famous hill shrine in Tirumala before launching his party’s campaign in Andhra Pradesh for the forthcoming Lok Sabha election this summer with a rally in the temple town.
A better way to look at things left behind by loved ones is as keepers of memories(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
A better way to look at things left behind by loved ones is as keepers of memories(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Marie Kondo fallout: Tidying up with Aunty Abida

Hindustan Times | By Shoba Narayan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2019 10:05 PM IST
Some objects may or may not spark joy, but don’t you keep things because of the stories they tell?
Varanasi: Preparations are seen for the upcoming Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, at Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Monday, January 14, 2019. The festival will be held from 21-23 January. (Photo by Rajesh Kumar / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
Varanasi: Preparations are seen for the upcoming Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, at Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Monday, January 14, 2019. The festival will be held from 21-23 January. (Photo by Rajesh Kumar / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Varanasi to roll out red carpet for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas today

Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 08:35 AM IST
This year’s PBD celebration, being organised in the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is based on the theme ‘Role of Indian diaspora in building New India’.
Thousands thronged the temple town of Pandalam in Pathanamthitta district Saturday to witness the ‘Thiruvabharanam’ (sacred jewellery) procession.(AFP)
Thousands thronged the temple town of Pandalam in Pathanamthitta district Saturday to witness the ‘Thiruvabharanam’ (sacred jewellery) procession.(AFP)

Thousands throng temple town of Pandalam to witness ‘Thiruvabharanam’ procession

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2019 06:39 PM IST
The Thiruvabharanam was shifted from the strong room of Srambickal Palace in Pandalam to the adjoining Valiyakoickal temple, early in the morning for the devotees to have darshan.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addresses a party rally at Pandharpur in Maharashtra on Monday, Dec 24, 2018.(HT/PHOTO)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addresses a party rally at Pandharpur in Maharashtra on Monday, Dec 24, 2018.(HT/PHOTO)

Post assembly poll results, Uddhav escalates attack on ally BJP over Ram temple in Pandharpur

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 05:37 PM IST
Addressing a well-attended public rally in the temple town of Pandharpur in western Maharashtra, Thackeray said that the outcome in the recently held assembly polls has shown that the BJP has fallen flat and its dream of being “invincible” has been shattered
In recent weeks, Uddhav Thackeray has upped the rhetoric to nudge the NDA to get the temple built at Ayodhya.(ANI Photo)
In recent weeks, Uddhav Thackeray has upped the rhetoric to nudge the NDA to get the temple built at Ayodhya.(ANI Photo)

‘Hindus are innocent’: Uddhav Thackeray’s latest swipe at BJP over Ram Mandir

UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 12:35 AM IST
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday stuck to his words to keep up the pressure on the BJP over the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and told its alliance partner that it could not take people for a ride any longer.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined a request by the BJP to hear its plea against the Calcutta High Court’s order staying its rath yatras in West Bengal.(PTI/Representative Image)
The Supreme Court on Monday declined a request by the BJP to hear its plea against the Calcutta High Court’s order staying its rath yatras in West Bengal.(PTI/Representative Image)

Supreme Court declines early hearing to BJP plea on stalled Bengal rath yatras

New Delhi | By HT correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 11:19 PM IST
On December 22, a divisional bench of the Calcutta High Court had put on hold the order by a single-judge bench allowing the party to hold three rath yatras in the state. The BJP had planned to flag-off its first rally from the temple town of Tarapith in Birbhum district.
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday moved the Supreme Court against a Calcutta High Court order staying its Rath Yatras in West Bengal.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday moved the Supreme Court against a Calcutta High Court order staying its Rath Yatras in West Bengal.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)

BJP approaches SC seeking permission to hold Rath Yatra in WB

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 01:28 PM IST
Last week, a divisional bench of the Calcutta High Court had stayed the order by a single-judge bench allowing the party to hold its rath yatras. The BJP had planned to flag-off its first rally from the temple town of Tarapith in Birbhum district.
Four transgenders draped in sarees, who were earlier denied permission to visit the Sabarimala temple on Sunday, completed their darshan of the Lord Ayyappa shrine on Tuesday after securing permission a day ago.(ANI)
Four transgenders draped in sarees, who were earlier denied permission to visit the Sabarimala temple on Sunday, completed their darshan of the Lord Ayyappa shrine on Tuesday after securing permission a day ago.(ANI)

Day after being blocked, 4 transpersons allowed to enter Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 04:18 PM IST
Arriving at Erumely early in the day, the four devotees from Ernakulam draped in their choice of attire -- saree -- were given security cover as they started their climb from Pamba at 8 am.
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