Ayodhya India Politics Uttar Pradesh 

Yogi Adityanath Celebrates Grand Diwali In Ayodha

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday slammed the opposition parties saying he also has his own personal faith and they should not interfere in that. CM Adityanath, who is visiting Ayodhya’s disputed Ram Janmabhoomi site on the occasion of Diwali, was quoted by ANI as saying: “Meri vyaktigat aastha bhi hai, us mein vipaksh kaise hastakshep kar sakta hai? (I also have my own personal faith, how can the opposition interfere in that?)” More than 1.7 lakh earthen lamps were lit up at the grand event while a chopper…

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IIT-Kanpur Suspends 22 Students For Ragging Freshers

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) has suspended 16 students for three years and six others for a year after they were found guilty of ragging their juniors, in the first decision of its kind in the history of the premier institution. The decision was taken by the IIT-K’s senate, the apex decision-making body, at a meeting held on Monday night after it heard the third-year students guilty of making their juniors strip and do objectionable acts to each other. The ragging was recorded on cell phones and circulated…

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Ayodhya India Politics Social Uttar Pradesh 

Adityanath govt proposes grand statue of Ram at Ayodhya river banks

Iconic statues, among other monuments and edifices, have always drawn a crowd, take the Statue of Liberty for example. The Uttar Pradesh government is hoping to draw a crowd too, of tourists, even though their project is not reported to be nearly as ambitious as the aforementioned structure, with a religious statue in the city of Ayodhya. The Yogi Adityanath government plans to install a statue of Lord Rama on the banks of the River Saryu in Uttar Pradesh. According to media reports, the statue will be 100-metre long. The…

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India Politics Uttar Pradesh 

Akhilesh Yadav meets Mulayam, rekindles hopes of patch-up

Is the feud in the Samajwadi Party’s first family on the mend? Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday called on his father and party patron Mulayam Singh to seek his blessings a day after he was re-elected the SP president, an event given a miss by the Yadav senior. Mulayam, said sources, congratulated the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and asked him to consolidate the party torn apart by power struggle in the Yadav clan that pitted the father against the son. Akhilesh, who returned to the state capital Lucknow on Saturday…

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India Politics Uttar Pradesh 

Akhilesh Yadav re-elected Samajwadi Party national president

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav was unanimously declared as national president of the Samajwadi Party on Thursday, at the party’s national convention in Agra. He was anointed to the position uncontested. The party’s constitution was also amended to extend the tenure of the post from three to five years, allowing Yadav to head the party during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as well as the next Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in 2022. The official announcement of Akhilesh’s appointment was made at the party’s national convention by senior party leader Ram…

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India Politics Social Tour Uttar Pradesh 

Major Controversy: Taj Mahal Dropped From UP Government’s Tourism Booklet  

The Taj Mahal may be one of the ‘seven wonders of the world,’ attracting lakhs of tourists each year, but it has failed to feature in Uttar Pradesh’s latest tourism booklet. Titled Apaar Sambhavnaye ‘Boundless Possibilities’, the brochure released by the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department displays most of the other cultural and heritage sites in the State, particularly those associated with the Hindu religious tourism. The brochure has raised eyebrows, especially as it comes a few months after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said the Taj Mahal did not represent…

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Bihar India Social Uttar Pradesh 

Communal clashes break out during Muharram, Dussehra processions in UP and Bihar

Tension gripped the Parampurva area in Kanpur district after six persons were injured yesterday in a clash during a Muharram procession that saw members of two communities throwing bricks at each other and setting vehicles on fire, police said. The incident occurred when the procession deviated from its fixed route. Perturbed, some members of another community started throwing stones at it in Parampurva, Inspector General of Police (Kanpur zone) Alok Singh told the media. Two cars and four motorcycles were set ablaze during the clash, he said. Police resorted to…

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India Social Uttar Pradesh 

RSS chief claims cow protection goes beyond religion, don’t fear govt or SC

RashtriyaSwayamsevakSangh chief Mohan Bhagwat backed on Saturday “activists” working for protection of cows from smuggling and slaughter, saying that it was “amply clear” that they have not been involved in acts of violence. “It is unfair to link the cow protectors or entire activity of cow protection with violent incidences or communal feelings without knowing or neglecting the facts,” RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said in a speech to mark the Hindu festival of Dussehra on Saturday, making a distinction between “pious” activists and “criminals involved in violent activities”. The cow…

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Bajrang Dal Strikes Again, Disrupt Hindu-Muslim Marriage In Meerut

An interfaith couple, whose attempt to register their marriage was disrupted by Bajrang Dal workers on Wednesday, were produced before a court in Faridabad on Thursday but were let off after the woman testified that she was not abducted as alleged by her uncle. Krishna, 21, who hails from Greater Noida, said she had gone to Meerut with Saddam, a 24-year-old labour contractor from Shamli, out of her own volition. They planned to register their marriage at a court there. But before they could do so, Bajrang Dal workers reached…

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Pressure Mounts On BHU VC, Could Be Sacked For Campus Violence

Pressure mounted on Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice-chancellor GC Tripathi on Tuesday after the probe panel headed by Varanasi divisional commissioner blamed the varsity administration for last weekend’s violence on the campus. Students, mostly girls, were cane-charged on Saturday night when they were protesting the university’s alleged inaction over a reported molestation on the campus on Thursday. The police crackdown and the clashes that followed left several students and policemen injured. Earlier in the day, the two-member committee that probed into the violence and police lathi-charge on girls on BHU…

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