Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is an Indian volunteer organization. Mohan Bhagwat is serving as the chief of RSS. The headquarters of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is in Nagpur. It was founded on September 27, 1925, by Keshav Baliram Hedgewar. He was a Hindu Mahasabha politician and social activist.

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Washing utensils, living in forest: Things 'young' PM Modi did

23 Jan 2019

Washing utensils, living in forest: Things 'young' PM Modi did

Interacting with Humans of Bombay, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared lesser-known aspects of his life.

Ram Mandir date: RSS clarifies that 2025 is completion date

18 Jan 2019

Ram Mandir date: RSS clarifies that 2025 is completion date

After critics claimed that the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) was pushing the date for the construction of the Ram Mandir to 2025 to give relief to the BJP ahead of the elections, the Hindu organization has issued a clarification.

'Not afraid of BJP': Woman-journo assaulted during #SanghParivar #SabarimalaWomenEntry protest

04 Jan 2019

'Not afraid of BJP': Woman-journo assaulted during #SanghParivar #SabarimalaWomenEntry protest

A woman journalist in Thiruvananthapuram was allegedly attacked while covering a Sangh Parivar protest organized after two women, below 50, entered the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple on Wednesday.

Gadkari quells rumors, has no plans to become 2019's PM-face

21 Dec 2018

Gadkari quells rumors, has no plans to become 2019's PM-face

Union Minister for Roads and Highways Nitin Gadkari said he has no plans to become the Prime Ministerial candidate for 2019 and was happy where he was.

Now, BJP-leaders ask Centre: What's your stand on Ram Mandir?

19 Dec 2018

Now, BJP-leaders ask Centre: What's your stand on Ram Mandir?

On Tuesday, few MPs of the Bharatiya Janata Party raised the issue of Ram Mandir at the parliamentary meet and asked the Centre's stand on the issue, reports IE.

#SabarimalaRow: Many detained by police, BJP, RSS protest outside CM-house

19 Nov 2018

#SabarimalaRow: Many detained by police, BJP, RSS protest outside CM-house

Late on Sunday night, nearly 70 people were detained from the Sabarimala temple in Kerala triggering protests all over the state including the house of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

#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.

BJP, RSS making Sabarimala a place of violence: Kerala CM

23 Oct 2018

BJP, RSS making Sabarimala a place of violence: Kerala CM

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday attacked the BJP and RSS for the violent agitation at the Lord Ayyappa temple complex in Sabarimala over the entry of women of all ages into the hill shrine.

At RSS-event, bullet fired by BJP MLA's son injures journalist

20 Oct 2018

At RSS-event, bullet fired by BJP MLA's son injures journalist

On Friday, a photojournalist got injured by a bullet fired by BJP MLA's son at an event organized by RSS in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras.

Congress optimistic of 'grand alliance' in UP, says Raj Babbar

23 Sep 2018

Congress optimistic of 'grand alliance' in UP, says Raj Babbar

Undeterred by the BSP's recent alliance in Chhattisgarh and declaration of seats for Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar has said that his party is "optimistic" of a grand alliance in the state for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Buy cow-dung soaps, Modi kurtas online from RSS backed organization

19 Sep 2018

Buy cow-dung soaps, Modi kurtas online from RSS backed organization

An RSS-backed pharmacy is bringing dozens of products to Amazon, all laced with the goodness of 'gau'. The products include cow-dung soaps, Kamdhenu Ark (having digestive qualities), and 'Yogi' and 'Modi' kurtas.

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.

Mayawati alleges that BJP-RSS is behind 'Bharat Bandh'

07 Sep 2018

Mayawati alleges that BJP-RSS is behind 'Bharat Bandh'

BSP Chief Mayawati on Friday dubbed the 'Bharat Bandh' called by some upper caste OBC groups against the SC/ST Act as an "electoral conspiracy" of Bhartiya Janta Party to divide people on the basis of caste ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Homosexuality not a crime, but same-sex marriage is unnatural: RSS

06 Sep 2018

Homosexuality not a crime, but same-sex marriage is unnatural: RSS

Homosexuality is not a crime, the RSS said on Thursday, while maintaining that it doesn't support same-sex marriage as it was "not natural".

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.

#DeshKeAtal: Facts to know about Atalji- marvelous orator, brilliant statesman

16 Aug 2018

#DeshKeAtal: Facts to know about Atalji- marvelous orator, brilliant statesman

As Atal Bihari Vajpayee is battling illness and age, his niece Kanti Mishra said she wanted to hear him speak one more time. This is precisely the emotion of the nation which rallied behind Vajpayee and adored him for decades.

If people stop eating beef, lynching incidents will stop: RSS-leader

24 Jul 2018

If people stop eating beef, lynching incidents will stop: RSS-leader

Experts, the government, the judiciary, and the masses, everyone is shocked by the alarming rise in mob lynching incidents, and no one knows how to solve it.

These 8 men allegedly assaulted Swami Agnivesh in Jharkhand

24 Jul 2018

These 8 men allegedly assaulted Swami Agnivesh in Jharkhand

Last Tuesday (July 17), as activist and former minister Swami Agnivesh left a tribal rally in Jharkhand's Pakur, a group of "100-150" men pounced on him and started assaulting him.

After Mukherjee, Ratan Tata to join Mohan Bhagwat on stage

10 Jul 2018

After Mukherjee, Ratan Tata to join Mohan Bhagwat on stage

A month after former president Pranab Mukherjee triggered a controversy by attending an RSS event, it is now industrialist Ratan Tata's turn.

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.

He comes, he (doesn't) speak: RaGa's press-conference lasts 2.45 minutes

13 Jun 2018

He comes, he (doesn't) speak: RaGa's press-conference lasts 2.45 minutes

For his maiden press conference in Mumbai, Congress President Rahul Gandhi spoke for just 2 minutes and 45 seconds and exited the meeting abruptly.

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.

RSS considering Mukherjee as PM, Sena claims. Sharmistha says "NOT"

10 Jun 2018

RSS considering Mukherjee as PM, Sena claims. Sharmistha says "NOT"

Is the RSS thinking of options for 2019? Shiv Sena thinks so. And "it might put forth Pranab Mukherjee ji as PM name if BJP fails to get required numbers," party leader Sanjay Raut said, days after Mukherjee's speech at an RSS event.

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.

Mukherjee highlighted unity in diversity as foundation of India: RSS

08 Jun 2018

Mukherjee highlighted unity in diversity as foundation of India: RSS

The RSS has said that former president Pranab Mukherjee, in his speech at the organization headquarters in Nagpur, underscored 'unity in diversity' as the foundation of India.

Morphed-photo of Pranab surfaces, daughter Sharmistha says 'told you so'

08 Jun 2018

Morphed-photo of Pranab surfaces, daughter Sharmistha says 'told you so'

Soon after former President Pranab Mukherjee attended the RSS's Tritiya Varsh Training programme in Nagpur on Thursday, a morphed picture of him doing the RSS-style salute surfaced on social media.

#PranabAtRSS: Hatred, intolerance would dilute our national identity

07 Jun 2018

#PranabAtRSS: Hatred, intolerance would dilute our national identity

Speaking at the concluding ceremony of the RSS's Tritiya Varsh Training programme, former President Pranab Mukherjee said, "Any attempt to define India in terms of dogma and identities or religion, region, hatred, and intolerance will only lead to dilution of our identity."

As Pranab Mukherjee readies for RSS event, daughter Sharmistha disapproves

07 Jun 2018

As Pranab Mukherjee readies for RSS event, daughter Sharmistha disapproves

Sharmistha Mukherjee, former president Pranab Mukherjee's daughter and a Congress leader, took to Twitter on Wednesday to express her discontent over the latter attending an RSS event in Nagpur today.

Will say whatever I have at RSS event: Pranab Mukherjee

03 Jun 2018

Will say whatever I have at RSS event: Pranab Mukherjee

Days after his decision to attend an RSS event triggered a political storm, former president Pranab Mukherjee has responded, asserting he'll say whatever he has to at the event.

5 moments of political bonhomie cutting through ideological Lakshman Rekha

31 May 2018

5 moments of political bonhomie cutting through ideological Lakshman Rekha

To say that Indian politics, or rather politics across the world, is at a juncture where ideological slug-fest has overtaken courtesy, would not be an exaggeration.

Cracks in Congress visible after Pranab Mukherjee accepts RSS' invitation

30 May 2018

Cracks in Congress visible after Pranab Mukherjee accepts RSS' invitation

After former President Pranab Mukherjee agreed to attend a convocation of RSS pracharaks on June 7, tensions are visible in the Congress.

Citing threat to secularism, Delhi Archbishop asks Christians to fast

22 May 2018

Citing threat to secularism, Delhi Archbishop asks Christians to fast

The Archbishop of Delhi, Anil Couto, sparked a controversy by releasing a circular asking Christians to offer prayers and observe a fast every Friday, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Rahul Gandhi thinks situation in Karnataka is similar to Pakistan

17 May 2018

Rahul Gandhi thinks situation in Karnataka is similar to Pakistan

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said such things happen in Pakistan, today, at a rally in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, as he launched a full-blown attack on BJP after BS Yeddyurappa was sworn in as Karnataka Chief Minister.

Government-funded Haryana gyms will run RSS shakhas, Congress cries foul

12 May 2018

Government-funded Haryana gyms will run RSS shakhas, Congress cries foul

Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government has again made headlines, this time over Agriculture minister Om Prakash Dhankar's statement. He said that state gyms would also be used as RSS shakhas.

Following deaths of RSS, CPI (M) workers, Kannur shutdown

08 May 2018

Following deaths of RSS, CPI (M) workers, Kannur shutdown

The deaths of an RSS worker and CPI (M) activist in Kerala resulted in a shutdown of Kannur and Mahe (part of Puducherry) on Tuesday, with police being on their toes to prevent any violence.

Pravin Togadia quits VHP; VS Kokje elected new party president

15 Apr 2018

Pravin Togadia quits VHP; VS Kokje elected new party president

Vishwa Hindu Parishad veteran Pravin Togadia quit the outfit on Saturday after his nominee Raghav Reddy lost the party's presidential election, held for the first time since it was founded in 1964.

7 reasons why BJP's lotus has bloomed in full swing

06 Apr 2018

7 reasons why BJP's lotus has bloomed in full swing

On this day in 1980, two young leaders Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani took the bold decision of forming the BJP by dismantling Jan Sangh. As its first party president, Vajpayee gave the party's clarion call "Andhera Chhatega, Suraj Niklega, Kamal Khilega."

Mohan Bhagwat: Congress-mukt Bharat isn't RSS language

03 Apr 2018

Mohan Bhagwat: Congress-mukt Bharat isn't RSS language

Highlighting the importance that RSS gives to inclusion, its chief Mohan Bhagwat recently claimed that slogans like "Congress-mukt Bharat" are political phrases, and are not a part of Sangh's vocabulary.

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