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'Ramarcha' puja begins in Ayodhya ahead of 'bhumi pujan'
Ayodhya, Aug 4 (IANS) The 'Ramarcha' puja began in Ayodhya on Tuesday morning, a day ahead of the 'bhumi pujan' for the construction of the Ram temple.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Ayodhya to be decorated with tonnes of flowers
Ayodhya, Aug 4 (IANS) Ayodhya will be decorated with nearly 400 quintals of flowers for the 'bhumi pujan' of the Ram temple on Wednesday.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Goa BJP asks workers to mark Aug 5 Ayodhya event
Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) The Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), here on Monday, urged party workers to ensure that all temples in the state were lit up on August 5 to mark the 'Bhoomi pujan' ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Samantha Akkineni shares an 'ordinary' post
Hyderabad, Aug 3 (IANS) Southern star Samantha Akkineni has shared some words of wisdom on how to be extraordinary in a new social media post.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ayodhya stalwarts may stay away from 'bhumi pujan'
Ayodhya, Aug 3 (IANS) The frontline leaders of the Ayodhya movement will not be present in the temple town on Wednesday when the much-awaited 'bhumi pujan' of the Ram temple takes place.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Haryana CM announces opening of 11 colleges on Raksha Bandhan
Chandigarh, Aug 3 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday announced opening of 11 colleges on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, enabling the state to become the first one to have a college within a radius of 15 km.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
'French Biriyani' star Danish Sait likes Sacha Baron Cohen, Jim Carrey
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Actor-comedian Danish Sait says he really likes the comic aces Sacha Baron Cohen and Jim Carrey.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
All invites have special security code for one-time entry: Champat Rai
Ayodhya, Aug 3 (IANS) Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust general secretary Champat Rai has said that every invitation card for the 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony has a security code which will not allow re-entry to any invitee.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Vishnu Manchu, Kajal Aggarwal play siblings in 'Mosagallu'
Hyderabad: Aug 3 (IANS) Actors Vishnu Manchu and Kajal Aggarwal will be seen playing siblings in their upcoming film.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chief priest of Ram temple sent on quarantine
Ayodhya, Aug 3 (IANS) Acharya Satyendra Das, the chief priest of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple, has been sent to home quarantine after his assistant Pradeep Das tested positive for Covid-19 three days back.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Ayodhya's Lord Ram is Orchha's Ram Raja
Niwari/Bhopal, Aug 3 (IANS) As Ayodhya is ushering in a new era with the 'Bhoomi Pujan' for the Ram temple, about 500 km away in Madhya Pradesh's Orchha, home to the Ram Raja temple, enthusiasm is quite discernible. The Ram Raja temple will be specially decorated on August 5, the day of the 'Bhoomi Pujan' in Ayodhya.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Religion
Always had feeling that Ram temple will be built in Ayodhya: Justice Liberhan (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) With the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya slated to take place on August 5, retired judge Justice Manmohan Singh Liberhan, who investigated and identified the people involved in the demolition of the Babri Masjid, said he always had a feeling that a Ram temple would be built in Ayodhya.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Masjid land handed over to Sunni Waqf Board by Ayodhya DM
Ayodhya, Aug 3 (IANS) As the countdown for the grand ceremony of 'Bhoomi Pujan' for the construction of the Ram temple began, Ayodhya District Magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha handed over the five acre land to the Sunni Waqf Board at Dhannipur village in Faizabad, as mandated by the Supreme Court in lieu of the Babri mosque.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
10 mosques, Dargaahs surrounding Ram Janmabhoomi echo harmony
Ayodhya, Aug 3 (IANS) Eight mosques and two 'Dargaahs' surrounding the Ram Janmabhoomi have been conveying a message of peaceful coexistence of the two communities in the temple town of Ayodhya where the Ram temple is to be built.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Ex-Pope Benedict 'seriously ill with shingles'
Vatican City, Aug 3 (IANS) Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is reportedly seriously ill with shingles after returning to the Vatican from a trip to ermany where he was visiting his dying brother, media report said on Monday.
2020-08-03
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics,Religion
Raksha Bandhan brings cheer back to markets in Agra
Agra, Aug 3 (IANS) Raksha Bandhan brought some cheer back to markets in Agra as people ventured out of their homes to buy sweets and gifts for relatives and sisters.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Babri plaintiff gets invite for 'bhumi pujan'
Lucknow, Aug 3 (IANS) Iqbal Ansari, the plaintiff in the Babri mosque title suit, is exited and grateful for having received an invitation to the momentous 'bhumi pujan' ceremony of the grand Ram temple from the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra trust.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
With Lord Hanuman's blessings, 'bhumi pujan' will end 166-year-old dispute
Ayodhya, Aug 3 (IANS) Lord Hanuman is said to be the protector of Ayodhya and Ram devotees. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he comes to Ayodhya on Wednesday for 'bhumi pujan', will first offer prayers at the Hanuman Garhi temple.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Ayodhya railway station - A replica of Ram temple
Ayodhya, Aug 3 (IANS) When people arrive in Ayodhya in the coming months, they will get a glimpse of the grand Ram temple before they actually visit the shrine.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Brothers bring water from 151 rivers, 3 seas for 'bhumi pujan'
Ayodhya, Aug 3 (IANS) Two brothers, both in their 70s, have collected water from 151 rivers across the country and three seas and have now brought it to Ayodhya ahead of the 'bhumi pujan' of the Ram temple.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Ayodhya begins ritual with 'Gauri Ganesh puja'
Ayodhya, Aug 3 (IANS) The rituals preceding the 'bhumi pujan' of the Ram temple began here on Monday with an elaborate 'Gauri Ganesh' puja.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Morari Bapu raises donation for Ram temple to over Rs 18 cr
Gandhinagar, Aug 2 (IANS) The revered Ram Katha narrator in Gujarat, Morari Bapu, who had pledged a total of Rs five crore for the Ram temple construction in Ayodhya, on Sunday raised it to a total of Rs 18.61 crore.
2020-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion
'Mahamandaleshwar should correct himself, a saint is never a Dalit'
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) Kameshwar Chaupal, a member of Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, has dismissed the allegations of Mahamandaleshwar Kanhaiya Prabhunandan Giri, saying that "a saint is never a Dalit". On the inclusion of Dalits in the trust, he said, "I am a Dalit and I have been made a member of the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust."
2020-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Advani, Joshi invited to Ayodhya Bhoomi Pujan: Ram Mandir Trust (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The officer in-charge of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, Prakash Kumar Gupta has dismissed reports that flagbearers of the Ram temple movement and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are not being invited for the Bhoomi Pujan.
2020-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Yogi cancels Ayodhya visit after minister dies
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has cancelled his scheduled Ayodhya trip on Sunday, following the demise of UP minister for technical education Kamla Rani Varun, after a prolonged illness.
2020-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Yogi Adityanath to visit Ayodhya today
Ayodhya, Aug 2 (IANS) UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will visit Ayodhya on Sunday afternoon to review the preparations and security arrangements being made for the 'bhumi pujan' of the Ram temple, scheduled to be held on August 5.
2020-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Bangladeshi Muslims celebrate Eid-al-Adha amid COVID-19
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) Abiding by the recommended health advice to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, Bangladeshi Muslims with the spirit of sacrifice on Saturday celebrated Eid-al-Adha, one of the two major festivals in the country, but refrained from traditional hugs, embraces and handshakes with each other.
2020-08-02
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics,Religion
Danish Sait: Have seen more people than films
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Actor-comedian Danish Sait says his humour comes from observing real life and people, rather than from films.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
After Ayodhya, chorus for Kashi, Mathura growing louder: Vinay Katiyar
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) firebrand leader Vinay Katiyar, the well-known face of the Ram Mandir movement, has said that after the completion of the temple construction in Ayodhya, the mobilisation for temple-building at Kashi and Mathura will gain momentum.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
India celebrates Eid al-Adha amid Covid-19 pandemic
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Eid al-Adha was celebrated on Saturday on a subdued note. People offered namaz at mosques as well as homes in the morning and exchanged greetings to mark the festival, following safety guidelines amid Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Subdued Eid in K'taka amid COVID-19 curbs
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Thousands of devout Muslims celebrated a subdued Eid-ul-Adha (Bakrid) across Karnataka, with majority of them offering namaz at home as per the COVID-19 induced guidelines to contain the pandemic, an official said on Saturday.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion
Punjab CM extends Bakrid greetings
Chandigarh, Aug 1 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday extended Bakrid or Eid al-Adha greetings to the Muslims.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Low-key Bakrid celebrations in Telangana, Andhra
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Eid ul-Adha was celebrated in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on Saturday on a low-key note in view of the coronavirus crisis, as Muslims offered prayers in mosques and sacrificed animals.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
President, PM greet nation on Eid al-Adha
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, suggesting people to enjoy the festival sharing happiness with the needy by maintaining social distancing and other norms to contain COVID-19 spread.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
K'taka mosques embrace tech to reach out on Bakrid
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Many local mosque committees have embraced technology to guide Karnataka Muslims through the Bakrid prayers as a good number of them have chosen to stay back at home to celebrate the festival this year amid the Covid pandemic.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion
No COVID-19 case reported among Haj pilgrims so far: Saudi
Riyadh, Aug 1 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced that pilgrims have been performing the Haj rituals safely and that no COVID-19 or any other public health-related cases have been reported so far.
2020-08-01
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Religion
Turkey celebrates Eid al-Adha amid COVID-19 outbreak
Ankara, Aug 1 (IANS) Turkey started to celebrate the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha amid social distancing measures against the COVID-19.
2020-08-01
Category: International, Turkey,Politics,Religion
Allu Arjun remembers grandfather Allu Ramalingaiah on death anniversary
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) Telugu superstar star Allu Arjun remembered grandfather Allu Ramalingaiah on his 16th death anniversary on Friday.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
As country unlocks, how can places of worship be closed: SC
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday observed that e-darshan is no darshan and asked the Jharkhand government why it is not allowing devotees on a limited basis at Baidyanath temple during the Shravani Mela.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Filmmaker Velu Prabhakaran held for 'denigrating' Hinduism
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Filmmaker, actor and cinematographer Velu Prabhakaran was arrested on Friday for his alleged speech denigrating Kanda Shasti Kavacham - the prayer seeking the blessings of Hindu God Murugan, Hinduism and Hindus on a web portal.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
K'taka Wakf dept asks Muslims to celebrate Bakrid at home
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Karnataka Haj and Wakf board has appealed to the Muslim community to stay at home and celebrate Eid-Ul-Azha (Bakrid), considering the Covid pandemic, an official said on Friday.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion
A grander Ram temple with 5 domes in Ayodhya, as per Vastu Shastra
Lucknow, July 31 (IANS) The Ram temple that will come at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh will be on a grander scale compared with one proposed earlier -- it will now have five domes and one tower, increasing the temple height by 20 feet to 161 feet.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
SC to Jharkhand govt: e-darshan is no darshan
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said e-darshan is no darshan and asked the Jharkhand government, why not allow darshan on a limited basis at Baidyanath temple during Shravani Mela.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Crores of devotees prayed for 500 years to bring about auspicious moment of Aug 5 (IANS Exclusive)
It will be a befitting culmination of about five centuries of perseverance, reverence and penance of crores of devotees when the Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modiji will lay foundation stone of much-cherished Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5,2020 at an auspicious time between 12.30 and 12.40 p.m. It will be a reverential moment for the devout who had been waiting for a long time to see a Grand temple of Lord Ram at his birth place of Ayodhya.
2020-07-31
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Allu Arjun announces new film
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) Telugu superstar Allu Arjun took to Instagram and announced his next film on Friday. The film will be directed by Koratala Siva.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Stay at home and celebrate Aug 5 Ayodhya ceremony: Goa RSS
Panaji, July 31 (IANS) Stressing adequate precautions related to Covid-19, Goa RSS chief Lakshman Behare said on Friday that people should not attend large gatherings in temples or open areas to mark the start of Ram temple construction at Ayodhya on August 5 and instead stay at home and celebrate.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Been tough sourcing animals for Eid sacrifice: Muslim panel
Panaji, July 31 (IANS) Covid-19-related transportation restrictions have made it difficult to source animals, especially from neighbouring states, for sacrifice for the upcoming Bakri Eid, Association of All Goa Muslim Jamaat chief Shaikh Bashir Ahmed said on Friday.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Goa,National,Religion
Low-key Bakrid celebrations for Kerala Muslims
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) With the Covid-19 crisis still looming large over Kerala, Muslims in the southern state on Friday celebrated Eid al-Adha or Bakrid in a low-key manner.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
More Ayodhya saints to be invited for 'bhumi pujan'
Ayodhya, July 31 (IANS) With barely five days left for the 'Bhumi pujan' of the Ram temple, the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust has decided to invite more Ayodhya saints for the event.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
K'taka Wakf board permits 'namaz' in mosques on Eid
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) The state-run Karnataka Wakf Board has permitted the devout to offer 'namaz' (prayer) inside mosques on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha (Bakrid) on Saturday under the COVID-19 induced guidelines, an official said on Friday.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion