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LK Advani, MM Joshi to attend Ayodhya ceremony via videoconferencing

02 Aug 2020

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.

Alka Lamba questions Yogeshwar Dutt's parentage in ugly Twitter spat

06 Apr 2020

Alka Lamba questions Yogeshwar Dutt's parentage in ugly Twitter spat

Congress leader Alka Lamba and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt got into an ugly Twitter spat on Monday.

Why is everyone talking about Milind Soman and RSS?

11 Mar 2020

Why is everyone talking about Milind Soman and RSS?

Since Tuesday, Milind Soman has been trending big time on Twitter.

Sonam Kapoor slams RSS chief, calls him foolish

17 Feb 2020

Sonam Kapoor slams RSS chief, calls him foolish

On Sunday, right-wing volunteer organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)'s chief Mohan Bhagwat stirred controversy, after he said that the cases of divorce are more prevalent in educated and affluent families. He argued that education and wealth bring along arrogance, which destroy families.

India condemns 'targeted killing' of Sikh youth in Pakistan's Peshawar

05 Jan 2020

India condemns 'targeted killing' of Sikh youth in Pakistan's Peshawar

Two days after the outrageous attack on Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, a Sikh youth was killed in the nation's northwestern city of Peshawar.

President Kovind, PM Modi pay tributes on Vajpayee's birth anniversary

25 Dec 2019

President Kovind, PM Modi pay tributes on Vajpayee's birth anniversary

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to India's former PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on his 95th birth anniversary.

BHU students protesting for two weeks over Muslim Sanskrit Professor

20 Nov 2019

BHU students protesting for two weeks over Muslim Sanskrit Professor

For almost two weeks, students at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have been protesting against the appointment of a Muslim teacher in the Sanskrit literature department, under the Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnan (SVDV).

Indian cricket team under terror threat in Delhi: Report

29 Oct 2019

Indian cricket team under terror threat in Delhi: Report

The Indian cricket team is set to face Bangladesh in a three-match T20I series, starting November 3 in Delhi.

Here are some lesser-known facts about Manohar Lal Khattar

27 Oct 2019

Here are some lesser-known facts about Manohar Lal Khattar

On Sunday, Manohar Lal Khattar took oath as the Chief Minister of Haryana for a second term.

DUSU elections: ABVP bags 3 seats; NSUI takes Secretary's post

13 Sep 2019

DUSU elections: ABVP bags 3 seats; NSUI takes Secretary's post

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) swept the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections, winning three out of four seats on Friday.

BJP's Shazia Ilmi confronts anti-India protesters in Seoul

18 Aug 2019

BJP's Shazia Ilmi confronts anti-India protesters in Seoul

BJP leader Shazia Ilmi took on protesters in South Korea's capital Seoul, who were carrying Pakistan's flags and raising anti-India slogans on Friday.

After sedition charges, rapper Hard Kaur supports pro-Khalistan campaign

19 Jul 2019

After sedition charges, rapper Hard Kaur supports pro-Khalistan campaign

A month after she was booked for sedition, rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, professionally known as Hard Kaur, has joined the secessionist "Referendum 2020" campaign, run by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), demanding a separate homeland for Sikhs, Khalistan.

Rahul Gandhi: Congress will strike down triple talaq law

07 Feb 2019

Rahul Gandhi: Congress will strike down triple talaq law

Speaking at the AICC minority convention in Delhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday, said that his party would strike down the law criminalizing triple talaq, if voted to power.

Bhagwat says Ram Mandir construction in 4-months; protesters demand date

01 Feb 2019

Bhagwat says Ram Mandir construction in 4-months; protesters demand date

On Friday, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat warned the government that work on the Ram Mandir would begin in four months if no concrete steps were taken to commence the construction of the temple.

Kanakadurga, woman who entered #SabarimalaTemple, disowned, thrown out by family

22 Jan 2019

Kanakadurga, woman who entered #SabarimalaTemple, disowned, thrown out by family

Kanakadurga, one of the first two women of menstrual age to enter Kerala's Sabarimala Ayyappa temple, was sent to a government-run shelter home after she was disowned and thrown out by her family.

Battleground Sabarimala: Over 1,800 arrested; bombs hurled; violence continues

05 Jan 2019

Battleground Sabarimala: Over 1,800 arrested; bombs hurled; violence continues

Kerala is still in the grips of violent protests after two women in their 40s entered the 800-year-old Sabarimala temple, and reportedly, over 1,800 arrests have taken place since the women's entry.

Uma Bharti won't contest 2019 elections; will focus on Ram-Mandir

04 Dec 2018

Uma Bharti won't contest 2019 elections; will focus on Ram-Mandir

On Tuesday, senior BJP leader and Union minister Uma Bharti announced that she would not contest next year's Lok Sabha elections, and would instead concentrate on issues such as the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya and cleaning up the River Ganga.

#SabarimalaRow: Kerala announces million women's Great Wall, BJP plans response

02 Dec 2018

#SabarimalaRow: Kerala announces million women's Great Wall, BJP plans response

With the Kerala government planning to make a 600km 'women wall' comprised of a 'million' women to reiterate its stand on the Sabarimala issue, a four-man team handpicked by BJP chief Amit Shah will arrive in Kerala today to plan the saffron party's response.

Modi: Dalit leader Sitaram Kesri was 'thrown out' of Congress

18 Nov 2018

Modi: Dalit leader Sitaram Kesri was 'thrown out' of Congress

Ahead of the second phase of the Chhattisgarh polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a rally in Mahasamund, alleged that Dalit leader Sitaram Kesri was "thrown out" of his post of Congress president to make way for Sonia Gandhi.

#Ayodhya: Ram temple construction to start in December, says VHP

03 Nov 2018

#Ayodhya: Ram temple construction to start in December, says VHP

A day after the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) vowed an agitation against the Supreme Court over the deferring of the Ayodhya hearing, senior Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ram Vilas Vedanti, on Saturday, said that he would start the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya in December.

#AyodhyaVerdict: RSS vows agitation against SC, says it insulted Hindus

02 Nov 2018

#AyodhyaVerdict: RSS vows agitation against SC, says it insulted Hindus

In light of the Ayodhya hearing getting deferred, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), on Friday, vowed to launch an agitation if the Supreme Court did not take the Hindu community's sentiments into account.

Goa: BJP pressurizing Parrikar to continue as CM, alleges Velingkar

25 Oct 2018

Goa: BJP pressurizing Parrikar to continue as CM, alleges Velingkar

Former Goa unit RSS chief, Subhash Velingkar, has alleged that the BJP High Command is pressuring Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to continue in the post despite his ill health, to retain power in the state.

Barring Pakistan, RSS to invite 60 nations for lecture series

12 Sep 2018

Barring Pakistan, RSS to invite 60 nations for lecture series

A three-day lecture series of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will start in New Delhi from September 17, for which invitations are likely to be sent to 60 nations.

Hindu society will progress only if it comes together: Bhagwat

08 Sep 2018

Hindu society will progress only if it comes together: Bhagwat

On Friday, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat called for the Hindu society to be united.

RSS may invite Rahul, Yechury for lecture series by Bhagwat

27 Aug 2018

RSS may invite Rahul, Yechury for lecture series by Bhagwat

The RSS may invite Congress President Rahul Gandhi to attend a three-day lecture series by Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat in New Delhi next month.

CIA terms VHP, Bajrang Dal as 'religious militant outfits'

15 Jun 2018

CIA terms VHP, Bajrang Dal as 'religious militant outfits'

The United States' Central Investigation Agency (CIA) has termed Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) as 'religious militant outfits' in its World Factbook.

Thane: Rahul Gandhi pleads not guilty in RSS defamation case

12 Jun 2018

Thane: Rahul Gandhi pleads not guilty in RSS defamation case

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today pleaded not guilty in a defamation case filed against him by a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker, Rajesh Kunte, in 2014 in a Thane court.

Defamation Case: Rahul Gandhi to appear in Thane court today

12 Jun 2018

Defamation Case: Rahul Gandhi to appear in Thane court today

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will appear before a court in the Thane district of Maharashtra today in connection with a defamation case filed against him by a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker.

9 interesting facts you wouldn't know about RSS

08 Jun 2018

9 interesting facts you wouldn't know about RSS

RSS, since its inception, has failed to detach controversies from its periphery.

Delhi: Protests against film screening on 'love jihad' at JNU

28 Apr 2018

Delhi: Protests against film screening on 'love jihad' at JNU

The screening of a film on the contentious "love jihad" issue at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi was disrupted by some student groups, who alleged that a hate campaign was being propagated by showing the movie.

RSS: Supremo Mohan Bhagwat's fake profiles used to vitiate atmosphere

01 Apr 2018

RSS: Supremo Mohan Bhagwat's fake profiles used to vitiate atmosphere

Consensus on Ayodhya difficult, but temple will be built: RSS

11 Mar 2018

Consensus on Ayodhya difficult, but temple will be built: RSS

Stressing that a Ram Temple "and nothing else" would be constructed in Ayodhya, the RSS on Sunday said building a consensus on the dispute was not going to be easy.

Kerala shut down after RSS leader allegedly hacked to death

30 Jul 2017

Kerala shut down after RSS leader allegedly hacked to death

Kerala's BJP unit called for a shutdown on Sunday after a 34-year-old Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader was killed in Kozhikode on Saturday night.

2007 Ajmer Dargah blasts case: Life imprisonment to two convicts

22 Mar 2017

2007 Ajmer Dargah blasts case: Life imprisonment to two convicts

The National Investigation Agency Special Court in Jaipur pronounced the quantum of sentence in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah bomb blast case.

TN Congress lambasts Budget

03 Feb 2017

TN Congress lambasts Budget

The Tamil Nadu Congress has criticized the General Budget for not including Tamil Nadu in the list of states for an AIIMS hospital. Jharkhand and Gujarat have been selected instead.

Kerala Finance Minister, RSS affiliates dissatisfied with Budget

02 Feb 2017

Kerala Finance Minister, RSS affiliates dissatisfied with Budget

Finance Minister of Kerala, Thomas Issac on Wednesday said that the Union Budget was a "big letdown" and that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley "played a game with statistics to draw a wrong picture."

Budget 2017: Congress disappointed but supports clean political funding

01 Feb 2017

Budget 2017: Congress disappointed but supports clean political funding

A range of reactions by various political parties, including the Opposition, poured in following Budget 2017-18 today.

Amit Shah drafts new national training programme for BJP

30 Oct 2016

Amit Shah drafts new national training programme for BJP

BJP President Amit Shah has drafted a new set of guidelines under the national training programme for BJP leaders.

Amit Shah will inaugurate BJP's poll campaign in Goa

09 Aug 2016

Amit Shah will inaugurate BJP's poll campaign in Goa

National President of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Amit Shah will launch Goa's election campaign for upcoming assembly elections.

RSS Vice-President shot at in Punjab

08 Aug 2016

RSS Vice-President shot at in Punjab

Vice-President of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Jagdish Gagneja, was shot on 6th August, 2016 in Jalandhar.