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Advani rakes up Ram temple issue


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 9 (IANS) Raking up the controversial Ram temple issue in Uttar Pradesh, senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani has linked it with the identity of Hindus and said ... Read more...

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Don’t turn mosque row into Babri Masjid-2 (Comment)


July 27th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
I am worried that unless the Akbarabadi Masjid row near Delhi's Jama Masjid is nipped in the bud, it might become Babri Masjid-2.Some smalltime politicians are trying to politicize the entire ... Read more...

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Modi meets Advani, Vajpayee


June 1st, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) With divisions evident among the top ranks of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi met senior party leader L. K. Advani ... Read more...

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BJP pitches itself as alternative to Congress


May 24th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The BJP Thursday strongly pitched itself as an alternative to the ruling Congress, and said it will "expand base" among "minorities, Dalits and poor" for ... Read more...

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Campaigning over, UP politicians unwind


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) A day after campaigning ended in Uttar Pradesh, politicians relaxed in their own ways. Mulayam Singh Yadav hit the treadmill, Kalraj Mishra slept till late while ... Read more...

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Of the magic of Zaina Kadal in old Srinagar (Letter from Kashmir) (With Images)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 26 (IANS) It was the hub of the city once, a place where wholesale traders did business and people flocked to visit the nearby shrines. But, in ... Read more...

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Temple not on people’s agenda in Ayodhya


February 9th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ayodhya, Feb 9 (IANS) The Ram temple was clearly not on the agenda of those who voted in this Hindu pilgrim town in the first phase of the Uttar ... Read more...

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Advani kicks off BJP’s UP poll campaign with Ram temple


February 5th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 4 (IANS) Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani Saturday reiterated his commitment to a grand Ram temple in this Hindu holy town as he ... Read more...

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BJP promises to remodel Mayawati monuments, oppose minority quota (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) promised Friday that if voted to power in Uttar Pradesh it would remodel the multi-billion rupee monuments and parks erected ... Read more...

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BJP manifesto is against minority reservation; for Ram temple


January 27th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls Friday said it was against the announced 4.5 percent reservation ... Read more...

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Babri demolition anniversary low-key in Ayodhya-Faizabad


December 6th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) The 19th anniversary of the demolition of 16th century Babri Mosque in Tuesday passed off on a low-key note in the temple town of Ayodhya and ... Read more...

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19 years after Babri demolition, Ram temple on backburner?


December 5th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Almost two decades after the Babri mosque in Ayodhya was demolished by right-wing activists in the presence of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, ... Read more...

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Jan Chetna Yatra is Advani’s sixth rath yatra


October 11th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Jan Chetna Yatra of L.K. Advani, which was flagged off from Chapra by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday morning, is the sixth ... Read more...

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Advani’s ‘yatra’ not for PM’s post: Gadkari


September 29th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Reiterating the party's stand on L.K. Advani's anti-corruption 'yatra', Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Thursday said the around-the-country tour was not meant ... Read more...

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Advani to launch ‘yatra’ against graft


September 8th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Two decades after his 'rath yatra' for a Ram temple at Ayodhya, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Thursday said he will ... Read more...

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Uma’s return: Not everyone in Uttar Pradesh happy


June 7th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 7 (IANS) Uma Bharti is back in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but not everyone seems excited. While Kalyan Singh Tuesday refused to comment on her return, ... Read more...

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BJP keeps Ayodhya temple issue out of political agenda


June 3rd, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to keep the Ayodhya temple issue out of its political agenda.Replying to a pointed query on the Ayodhya ... Read more...

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BJP central leaders to meet ahead of executive meeting


June 1st, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 1 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national office bearers will meet here Thursday to shortlist the issues to be taken up during its two-day national executive ... Read more...

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Supreme Court verdict not a setback: BJP


May 9th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Describing as "a legal process" the apex court stay on the Allahabad High Court verdict on the disputed Babri Masjid site, the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Apex court stays ’strange, surprising’ Babri verdict (Intro Roundup)


May 9th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Calling it "a strange and surprising order" as none of the parties had sought a partition, the Supreme Court Monday stayed last year's Allahabad High ... Read more...

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RSS ‘happy’ about verdict on Ayodhya


May 9th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) said it was "happy" about Monday's Supreme Court verdict that stayed the September 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment dividing the ... Read more...

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Supreme Court stays ’strange’ Ayodhya verdict (Second Lead)


May 9th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Stating that it was a "strange and surprising" order, the Supreme Court Monday stayed the September 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment dividing the site of ... Read more...

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Factsheet: Timeline of the Ayodhya Dispute


May 9th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Babri mosque dates back nearly 500 years when it was built in Ayodhya by Mir Baqi, a commander of first Mughal emperor Babur, ... Read more...

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Anna phenomenon shows middle class disenchantment: Tharoor


May 6th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Anna Hazare phenomenon expresses the widespread disenchantment in middle class India, politician-writer Shashi Tharoor has said.It reflected the "widespread disenchantment of the educated ... Read more...

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Ayodhya case: Hashim Ansari to file appeal


February 13th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 13 (IANS) Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the Ayodhya land dispute, has finally given up hope for an out-of-court settlement on the issue, saying he will file a special ... Read more...

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Parliament must empower Ram temple construction: VHP


January 9th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ramnathi (Goa), Jan 9 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Sunday appealed for a parliamentary act empowering the construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya and claimed it had received letters ... Read more...

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Ram temple, Hindu terror, Brahmaputra dam top VHP meet agenda(Lead)


January 7th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ramnathi (Goa), Jan 7 (IANS) An aggressive nationwide campaign for the Ramjanmabhoomi temple at Ayodhya and ways to work around "Congress-engineered saffron terror" tag are among major issues Vishwa Hindu ... Read more...

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Sonia creating Hindu terror bogey: Singhal


January 7th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ramnathi (Goa), Jan 7 (IANS) Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders Friday denounced Congress president Sonia Gandhi, saying her party was branding Hindu saints and groups as terrorists.Speaking at the inaugural of ... Read more...

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VHP plans ’90s like agitation for Ram temple, says Togadia


January 7th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ramnathi, Jan 7 (IANS) The Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is planning an agressive nation-wide agitation simialr to the one held in mid-1990s for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, senior ... Read more...

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Hindu leaders want law to build Ram temple in Ayodhya


December 26th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 26 (IANS) Hindu leaders and members of a city-based NGO Sunday demanded the enactment of a law for constructing a Ram temple at the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya."Ayodhya is ... Read more...

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Rajkot devotees offer woollens to deities


December 15th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Parish JoshiRajkot (Gujarat), Dec.15 (ANI): Devotees in Gujarat's Rajkot city are offering woollen apparels to idols of deities as the region witnessed drastic dip in temperatures.Devotees offered shawls, sweater, scarves, mufflers ... Read more...

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Sunni Waqf Board moves apex court against Ayodhya order (Lead)


December 14th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Sunni Central Waqf Board Tuesday moved the apex court against the Sep 30 order of the Allahabad High Court in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, ... Read more...

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Need a month to decide future: Uma Bharti


December 12th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 12 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Uma Bharti, whose return to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been indicated by party veteran L.K. Advani, said Sunday that she ... Read more...

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Advani opposes probe panel on airwave allocation


December 11th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore, Dec 11 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani Saturday attacked the central government for setting up a one-man probe panel on airwave allocation without informing parliament."The decision to ... Read more...

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VHP to move Supreme Court against Ayodhya verdict


December 7th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Tuesday said it will move the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court verdict that gave away a part of the Ayodhya land ... Read more...

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