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Pakistani Hindu refugees in India cheer for CAB

Pakistani Hindu refugees staying across India cheer for Citizenship Bill, thank PM Modi, Amit Shah

The proposed legislation applies to those who were forced to seek shelter in India due to persecution on the ground of religion. It aims to protect such people from proceedings of illegal migration.

Research by IIT-Bombay and PRL, Ahmedabad scientists finds evidence of Saraswati river: Read details

The research by the scientists of PRL, Ahmedabad and IIT-Bombay says that ample evidence has been found that suggests a considerable number of Harappan settlements had flourished along the ancient course of a modern seasonal stream called Ghaggar in Northwestern India.

Diary of a Delhi Liberal: Maharashtra, Chidambaram and the Telangana encounter

What an exciting week we had in our fight to keep liberal secularism alive in this country

Dharma, Deva, Desha: Three phases of Ram Janmabhoomi movement, who decided Babri Masjid had to go and day of reckoning

The Ram Janmabhoomi Movement, to this day, remains an enigma despite the fact that so much has been written and said about it. Despite the hours and hours of news coverage and the books that have been written about it, there is plenty about it that's still not known.

A faceless troll thought we ‘need to be disciplined’ because we were ‘out of line’

'Abusive right-wing trolls' make Internet, especially Twitter, an unsafe place for women, they say. But what about these abuses?

Why the Muslim perpetrators’ name must be mentioned explicitly when the victim is a Hindu

Intersectionality is a sociological concept says that intersecting identifies give rise to unique models of oppression

‘Womxn’ comes to India: A harebrained attempt by Leftists to change the English language that’s doomed to fail

With the advent of postmodernism, we do witness such a radical attempt underway with terms like Womxn coming to the fore. So what is the term 'womxn' and why is it being used? 
KK Muhammad stated that it is easier to reason with a dacoit than with a communist

Easier to convince a dacoit than a communist: Read what Dr KK Muhammad said at Mangaluru Lit Fest

"Let me be clear, India is secular only because it is a Hindu majority nation, said Dr KK Muhammed. 
Lt Colonel A G Rangaraj

All you need to know about Indian Army’s first Para Commando Lt. Col. AG Rangaraj who is being honoured as Korean War Hero

Lt Colonel AG Rangaraj will be awarded as the Korean War Hero for the month of July 2020 by South Korea
Asutralian government has said that all three artefacts were aquired from smuggler Subhash Kapoor.

3 ancient artefacts to be returned to India during Australian PM Morrison’s visit

The serpent king (Nagaraja) idol dates back to the 6th or 8th Century and is believed to be from Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh. The 'Dwarapalas' from Tamil Nadu is said to be from the 15th century.
Sanjay Raut has been sly-shayari-ing through the last few weeks, BJP's coup has left him shocked

An analysis of Maharashtra politics in the last few weeks through Sanjay Raut’s poetry

While the entire media, political parties and the public were busy following the blurring developments of Maha politics, it was Raut's poetry that showed the true the emotions, hopes, dreams and dramas of the Shiv Sena flowing through his tweets.

BHU protests: SVDV professors, former professor and Acharyas of Vishwanath Mandir support students, here is what they say

There has been continuous opposition from students of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan Faculty (SVDV) of BHU to the appointment of Dr Feroz Khan in the faculty.

‘Tatva’ of Rama: How did Hindus sustain the struggle for their beloved Ram Janmabhoomi for 5 centuries?

What we lost as Ram Janmabhoomi and the temple, we imbued in our souls and spirits as the ‘Tatva’ of Sri Rama.

The best tribute to Bhagwan Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary is to fight for anti-conversion laws

What is the best way to pay tribute to Bhagwan Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary?
Bindu moves to Supreme Court seeking police protection for Sabarimala entry

SC order on Sabarimala is ‘complex’, will not provide assistance to women entering the shrine: Kerala Minister

Calling the verdict 'complex', the Kerala government stated yesterday that it is yet to decide what they will do if there are women in the 10-50 age group wishing to enter the Sabarimala shrine.

Sabarimala is NOT about ‘impurity’ being associated with menstruation, stop repeating that lie

Tradition at Sabarimala has nothing to do with 'impurity'. It is based on the celibate nature of Swami Ayyappa
VHP wishes government's Ram Mandir trust includes Amit Shah and Yogi, model adapted for actual temple

Ram Mandir at Ayodhya: VHP wants HM Amit Shah, CM Yogi on trust, temple as per Nyas model

VHP spokesperson Sharad Sharma has stated that they wish Home Minister Amit Shah and UP CM Yogi Adityanath should be there in the Ram Mandir Trust that is to be set up by the government within 3 months.
ASI to carry out excavations at Delhi's Purana Qilla site

Purana Qilla may have been the site of Mahabharata’s Indraprastha: ASI to carry out another round of excavations

The ASI believes that a village named Indrapat existed at the site until 1913, which is the direct descendant of Mahabharata's 'Indraprastha', founded by the Pandavas as their capital.
Hundreds of ancient artefacts seized over the years by the Tamil Nadu Idol Wing have been dumped in the building premises for the lack of space and procedural delays

Tamil Nadu: As Pon Manickavel’s Idol Wing wades through legal and bureaucratic delays, hundreds of seized artefacts lie in the open

The artefacts include centuries-old stone sculptures, idols, stone pillars, wooden artefacts, 'Vahanas' or ritual vehicles, and other antiquities. They have been lying in the premises of CBI-CID's Economic Offences Wing in Chennai.

The Hindu history and heritage of Kerala: The land of the Chera kingdom associated with Lord Parashurama

Kerala as the land of Chera kingdom existed as early as 5-4th centuries BCE during the early Tamil Sangam age.
Three Generations, One Dream: Her’s why Yogi Adityanath considered the Ram Mandir his life’s mission

Three Generations, One Dream: Here’s why Yogi Adityanath considered the Ram Mandir his life’s mission

For Yogi Adityanath, the construction of the Ram Mandir will also be the fulfilment of his Gurudev's dream
SC lawyer Syed Naqvi has stated that Indian Muslims should have voluntarily given up the claim to the disputed site of Ram Janmabhoomi at Ayodhya

Muslims should have given up claim to Ayodhya site voluntarily, says SC lawyer Syed Naqvi

Naqvi advised Muslims of the country that when the original inhabitants of India claim that Bhagwan Ramji was born at Ayodhya at the site of Babri Masjid, and Muslims of India 'voluntarily and unitedly ought to have given up' the site long back.
VHP has stopped the stone-carving work at Ayodhya's Karsevakpuram for the first time in nearly 30 years

Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, VHP to stop stone-carving at Karsevakpuram workshop for the first time in almost thirty years

The carving of stones for the construction of a Ram Temple was started by the VHP at the Ram Mandir Nirmaan Karyashala in 1990.

Ayodhya 1855: The violence at Hanumangarhi shows why Ram Janmabhoomi could not be reclaimed during British rule

1855 violence at Hanumangarhi erupted after Muslims claimed that there was a Mosque inside Hanuman Temple

The Reclamation Project: Here’s how the great Maratha warriors fought to reclaim Ayodhya, Prayag and Kashi

For the Marathas, reclamation of Ram Janmabhoomi remained an elusive dream.

Rajaraja Chola I: Conqueror, temple builder and one of the greatest emperors of India

The territory of Rajaraja Chola- I included modern day's Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Sri Lanka and parts of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. 

The proper way forward is teaching students accurate history about Tipu Sultan, not removing the Jihadist tyrant from textbooks

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. Therefore, it is imperative that our children are taught the truth about Tipu Sultan.
Chhath is a four-day festival celebrated mainly in Bihar and Jharkhand

Chhath Puja in Bihar: Offering gratitude to the Sun God and his energy that makes life on earth possible

Celebrated mainly in Bihar and Jharkhand, Chhath Puja is a four-day-long festival worshipping the Sun God and his two consorts, Usha and Pratyusha.
On Diwali, Tipu Sultan massacred close to 800 Mandyam Iyengar men, women and children in cold blood in the town of Melkote.

The legacy of Tipu Sultan: Here is why Mandyam Iyengars of Karnataka observe Diwali as a day of mourning

It was on this day more than 2 centuries ago when Tipu Sultan massacred close to 800 Mandyam Iyengar men, women and children in cold blood in the town of Melkote.

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