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POLITICS

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Ram mandir, Ayodhya, Assembly elections 2018, Yogi Aditayanth

Will Yogi Adityanath be able to make a difference for BJP in poll-bound states?

The UP chief minister is expected to come in handy to take the attention of the people away from real issues into the realm of Hindutva.

VARIETY

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IRCTC, Indian Railways, Ayodhya, Ramayana express

Why bringing Ram and Sita to welcome passengers of Ramayana Express is smart business sense from Indian Railways

We need to get over the hang-up that any expression of identity — ethnic, cultural, linguistic or religious — is necessarily divisive.

POLITICS

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Hindutva, BJP, Ayodhya, Faizabad

The BJP’s renaming of Muslim heritage places is just hollow politics

By making Faizabad Ayodhya, the Sangh wants to emphasise ‘Hindu glory’ and ‘Muslim otherness’. But it will ignore broken roads, crowded hospitals and lack of schools.

POLITICS

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Kim jung-sook, Suriratna, South Korea, Ayodhya

How a monument dedicated to a South Korean queen in Ayodhya is a symbol of India’s soft power

The visit of South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook has solidified the ties between New Delhi and Seoul.

POLITICS

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Prayagraj, Yogi Adityanath, Name change, Ayodhya

Faizabad becomes Ayodhya: Why we are not surprised at all this time

Awadh’s first nawab Saadat Ali Khan, who built Faizabad in 1730, made no attempt to give any new name to Ayodhya.

POLITICS

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Ayodhya, Supreme Court, RSS, Ram Temple

Why does the RSS want to take the Ayodhya Ram Mandir issue out of the Supreme Court?

Demand for a law to construct a temple at the disputed site is injustice to the very idea of the legal system.

POLITICS

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Congress, BJP, Ayodhya, Supreme Court

Why the Supreme Court – and only the SC – must decide on Ayodhya

While fuelling politics, the Ram Temple-Babri Masjid dispute has claimed multiple lives. Even as netas now make threats over it, in a civilised country, only the law should prevail.

POLITICS

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Maharashtra, BJP, Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena’s Ayodhya pitch: Old wine, new bottle. But is the timing right?

As Uddhav Thackeray tries to emulate his father's political strategy on Ayodhya issue after 25 years, he needs to rethink his timing of the political move

POLITICS

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Ram mandir, 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Congress, BJP

Why Ayodhya is high up on the BJP's political agenda once again

The saffron party expects the Ram Mandir issue to fetch it great political dividends. But it will have to fight off challengers and rivals.

POLITICS

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Ayodhya, Hindutva, Babri Masjid, Ram Temple

Why the Ram temple issue has been raised ahead of 2019 general elections

No political party has any real issues to raise before the electorate for votes.