Ayodhya: News

Arrest Brij Bhushan by June 9: Farm leaders warn Centre

Farmers have stepped up their support for the wrestlers' protest against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has been accused of sexual harassment. They have warned the Centre of nationwide protests if Singh isn't arrested by June 9.

03 May 2023

Amit Shah

Naroda Gam riots: Special court questions SIT over contradictory evidence

A special court in Ahmedabad, which acquitted 67 accused in the 2002 Naroda Gam post-Godhra riots case last month, condemned the investigation undertaken by the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT).

22 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Ayodhya: 7 killed, over 40 injured in bus-truck collision 

Seven passengers were killed and more than 40 sustained injuries after a bus toppled sideways following a collision with a truck on the Lucknow-Gorakhpur Highway in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, late Friday.

04 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

UP: Ayodhya priest 'offers' Rahul Gandhi residence in temple

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi received an offer of residence from Ayodhya's priest Mahant Sanjay Das of Hanuman Garhi Temple, one of the holy town's most venerated sites.

02 Feb 2023

Ram Mandir

Rare rocks reach Ayodhya for construction of Lord Ram's idol

A couple of rare stones reached Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya on Thursday from Nepal, out of which a statue of Lord Ram and Goddess Janaki will be built and placed in the Ram Mandir sanctum sanctorum.

05 Jan 2023

Amit Shah

Eyeing 2024 polls, Amit Shah announces Ram Mandir opening date

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday that the 'Ram Mandir' in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, will open on January 1, 2024.

Deepotsav: Ayodhya creates new Guinness record by lighting 15.76L 'diyas'

The city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh has broken its own Guinness World Record by lighting over 15.76 lakh clay oil lamps on the eve of Diwali—the festival of lights!

04 Oct 2022

Rajnath Singh

UP: Faizabad Cantonment to be renamed Ayodhya Cantt; Centre approves

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday approved changing the name of Faizabad Cantonment in Uttar Pradesh to Ayodhya Cantonment, ANI reported.

12 Sep 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Ayodhya Ram Temple to cost Rs. 1,800 crore, claims trust

The construction of 'Ram Mandir' in Ayodhya will cost a whopping Rs. 1,800 crore, the Ayodhya Ram Temple trust revealed on Sunday.

23 Jun 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Ayodhya: Mob beats man for kissing wife in Saryu river

In a bizarre incident in Ayodhya, an angry mob beat up a man for allegedly kissing his wife in Ram ki Paidi on the banks of river Saryu.

10 Apr 2022

Ram Navami

Ram Navami 2022: History, celebrations, and more

Ram Navami is one of the most significant festivals among the Hindu community and it will be celebrated on April 10 this year.

23 Dec 2021

Yogi Adityanath

UP orders investigation into Ayodhya temple land deals after exposé

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered a probe into land dealings in Ayodhya near the Ram temple

28 Aug 2021

Yogi Adityanath

UP: Sultanpur likely to be renamed 'Kush Bhawanpur'

Sultanpur Municipal Council chairperson Babita Jaiswal on Friday claimed that the Uttar Pradesh government is preparing to rename the district as Kush Bhawanpur after Lord Ram's son Kush.

04 May 2021

Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah tweets SOS from Ayodhya teacher's family

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took to Twitter to amplify the plea for medical assistance from the family of a COVID-19-positive school teacher in Ayodhya which is grappling with a shortage of life-saving oxygen as the number of cases mounts.

22 Apr 2021


Pankaj Dubey pens love story with Ayodhya as setting

Bilingual novelist and filmmaker Pankaj Dubey, who loves to accentuate the socio-political undercurrents with quirk and humor in his works, tells the story of two lovers of different faiths in the ancient town of Ayodhya in his new book.

30 Mar 2021

Akshay Kumar

Shooting of 'Ram Setu' begins, Akshay Kumar reveals his look

The shooting of Akshay Kumar's much-anticipated project, Ram Setu, has finally started, the actor announced on social media on Tuesday.

20 Mar 2021

Sri Lanka

Ram Temple will hold piece of history from Sri Lanka

A stone from Sita Eliya, the place in Sri Lanka where Goddess Sita is believed to have been held captive, will be used in the Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya and serve as a pillar of strength for India-Lanka ties, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said.

19 Feb 2021


Ram Temple trust out of space to store silver bricks

The campaign to collect donations for the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is underway, but the temple trust is now facing unprecedented challenges.

12 Feb 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Rs. 1,000cr raised for Ayodhya's Ram Mandir in one month

On January 14, a massive campaign was launched to raise funds for the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, and till now, over Rs. 1,000 crore has been collected, a member of the trust revealed on Thursday.

03 Feb 2021


Pink sandstone supply for Ram temple to be eased soon

A standing committee of the Rajasthan Wildlife Board has cleared a proposal to allow the mining of a special sandstone from Bharatpur's Bandh Baretha sanctuary.

18 Jan 2021

Republic Day

Dhannipur Mosque Project to begin on January 26 in Ayodhya

The Dhannipur Mosque Project, which includes a hospital, a museum, a library, a community kitchen, an Indo-Islamic Cultural Research Center, a publication house, besides a mosque, will formally begin in Ayodhya on January 26.

15 Jan 2021

Uttar Pradesh

President Kovind donates Rs. 5L for Ayodhya Ram Mandir construction

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday donated an amount of Rs. 5,00,100 in his personal capacity toward the construction of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

25 Nov 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Ayodhya's airport to carry Lord Ram's name after Cabinet approval

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday cleared a proposal to name the airport in Ayodhya as the Maryada Purushottam Sri Ram Airport, in honor of the Hindu deity.

'Jai Shri Ram,' Advani welcomes his acquittal in Babri case

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Wednesday reacted to his acquittal in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

Within month of "Bhoomi Pujan," land prices soar in Ayodhya

Land prices in Ayodhya almost doubled, within a month of the ground-breaking ceremony of Ram Temple, the iconic place of worship revered by millions of Hindus.

13 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

Nritya Gopal Das, who shared stage with PM, contracts coronavirus

In a new development, Nritya Gopal Das, the head of Ram Temple Trust in Ayodhya, tested coronavirus positive, reports said on Thursday.

06 Aug 2020

Hindustan Times

Ayodhya's Ram Temple ceremony viewed widely across the world

The live telecast of the Ram Temple ceremony in Ayodhya, which took place on Wednesday, was reportedly viewed widely across the world.

05 Aug 2020

Rath Yatra

10 people who drove the Ram Janmabhoomi movement

Decades after the Ram Janmabhoomi movement gave a new face to Hindu sentiments in India, the groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya happened today, putting an end to bloodshed and a long-drawn legal battle.

05 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

"Jai Siya Ram," says Modi after groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave a speech from the Ram Janmabhoomi site, shortly after he participated in the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony that will kickstart the temple's construction.

Ayodhya: PM Modi lays first brick for Ram Temple's construction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday installed a silver brick at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, a symbolic gesture that means the construction of a grand Ram Temple can begin.

Ayodhya's Ram Temple ceremony: PM arrives, event to start shortly

A decked up Ayodhya is ready for the groundbreaking ceremony that will pave the path for the construction of a grand Ram Temple. The shilanyas ceremony, which has caught India's attention, will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Ram Janmabhoomi event: Everything to know about PM's itinerary, attendees

The much-awaited groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, has been adversely affected by the coronavirus situation, forcing the authorities to truncate the guest list.

02 Aug 2020

Ram Mandir

LK Advani, MM Joshi to attend Ayodhya ceremony via videoconferencing

Ahead of the August 5 ground-breaking ceremony for a temple at the once-disputed site in Ayodhya, two veteran leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are reportedly going to skip the in-person event.

Ayodhya: Priest of Ram Janmbhoomi, 16 cops, test coronavirus positive

In an unsavory turn of events, one priest of Ram Janmbhoomi in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, tested positive for the highly-contagious coronavirus, reports said on Thursday.

Time capsule to be kept 2,000 feet under Ram Temple

Taking into account the protracted legal battle that the disputed site in Ayodhya stirred, the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, tasked with building a Ram Temple, has decided to place a time capsule about 2,000 feet below the structure.

Ram Temple's groundbreaking ceremony: Preparations underway, Modi invited to Ayodhya

The Ram Temple Trust in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, wants to create a spectacle of the groundbreaking ceremony, scheduled for August 5 and has started preparations for the same.

17 Jul 2020


Nepalese tonsured in UP, forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram"

In a deplorable incident, a youth, said to be a citizen of Nepal, was tortured in Uttar Pradesh and forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram." The incident is being viewed as a fallout of the Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli's remark that the Hindu deity belonged to his country.

18 Mar 2020


Ram Navami Mela, Shaheen Bagh protest unaffected by deadly coronavirus

In the coronavirus outbreak scale, India currently stands at stage II, and for it to not snowball into the next stage, people are being discouraged from attending large gatherings.

Ayodhya: Nritya Gopal Das named president of Ram Mandir trust

The trust tasked with overseeing the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya met for the first time on Wednesday and named Nritya Gopal Das as its president.

07 Feb 2020


Who is Kameshwar Chaupal, Ram Mandir trust's Dalit member?

Months after the Supreme Court paved the way for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a trust in the Parliament for the temple's construction.

23 Jan 2020


Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray's plan to visit Ayodhya sparks reactions

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is planning to visit Ayodhya to celebrate the completion of 100 days of his government, which was formed after Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress joined hands.

30 Dec 2019


#ThatWas2019: Here's a review of 2019's landmark Supreme Court judgments

2019 has been quite the year: Narendra Modi returned to power, Jammu and Kashmir had its special status stripped, and the students of Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia triggered a nationwide movement like the Opposition never could.

14 Dec 2019


Contribute Rs.11, 1 brick for Ram Mandir: Adityanath in Jharkhand

A month after the Supreme Court allowed for the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed Ayodhya site, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has asked every family in Jharkhand to contribute towards the temple.

Supreme Court dismisses all review pleas regarding Ayodhya judgment

After it ended decades-old Ayodhya case, the Supreme Court received a flurry of petitions seeking a review of the judgment.

Muslim parties' lawyer not 'unwell'; 'maliciously' sacked from Ayodhya case

Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who appeared for Muslim parties in the Ayodhya title dispute case, on Tuesday said that he has been sacked for "nonsensical" reasons.

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