How aggressive Ram Navami celebrations paved the way for BJP in Bengal: Read an excerpt from Sambit Pal's new book
The lavish Ram Navami celebrations were the VHP and its associate organisations’ answer to Muharram processions in Bengal. The BJP rode on this wave to extract political benefit out of it, writes Sambit Pal
Coronavirus Outbreak: Hundreds of devotees assemble in temples on Ram Navami across West Bengal, flout lockdown
Long queues of devotees were seen outside temples across the state, while the annual Ram Navami rallies were not held this year as the VHP and other saffron groups have called off the programmes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Editors Guild of India criticises govt stance on news coverage, objects to UP cops' action against The Wire
In a statement published on Twitter, the Editors Guild of India stated that it finds the advice of the Supreme Court 'gratuitous and unnecessary.'
P Chidambaram slams Uttar Pradesh govt for 'deplorable act' of filing FIR against journalist, calls it suppression of media freedom
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday slammed the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over the FIR against a senior journalist for his comments on Twitter against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, saying it is a "deplorable" act intended to suppress media freedom.
You can download third-party apps from Play Store and share Ram Navami-themed WhatsApp stickers.
President Ram Nath Kovind asks citizens to follow social distancing norms during Ram Navami celebrations
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday asked citizens to follow social distancing and other guidelines issued by the government during Ram Navami celebrations to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.
BSE, NSE, forex, commodity markets shut today for Ram Navami; Asian stocks slip as Trump warns of horrors to come
The wholesale commodity markets, including metal and bullion, will remain shut. There will be no trading activity in the forex and commodity futures markets, too.
UP Police books The Wire editor over 'disreputable' Twitter remarks on Yogi Adityanath; website's founding editors call charges 'politically motivated'
The FIR against The Wire editor Siddharth Varadarajan also mentioned his remark, questioning Adityanath's participation at a religious ceremony at the Ramjanmabhoomi site in Ayodhya during the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Ram Navami, celebrated on the ninth day of the Chaitra month, is considered to be an auspicious festival in the Hindu calendar
Jai Shri Ram now used to beat people up, has no relevance in Bengali culture, says Amartya Sen in address at Jadavpur University
Speaking on poverty, Amartya Sen said only rising income level of the poor people would not reduce their plight.
BJP, VHP organise 'armed' Ram Navami across Bengal; Mamata Banerjee accuses saffron party of 'selling religion'
'Ram Navami rallies are a part of our tradition. We are carrying arms to protect ourselves,' Dilip Ghosh claimed while leading a processing in West Bengal.
Bajrang Dal activists detained for calling for bandh in Bihar's Nawada district after the arrest of Sangh Parivar leader
Six Bajrang Dal activists were arrested in Bihar's Nawada district as they tried enforcing bandh over the arrest Sangh Parivar leader Jitendra Pratap, who was connected in a communal flare-up in 2017.
The BJP – a partner in the ruling coalition in Bihar – has accused the administration of having acted in a partisan manner against members of the majority community.
Nitish Kumar and Mamata Banerjee's reactions to riots show difference between good governance and politics
The variant response of two governments to communal riots during and after the Ram Navami ‘festivities’ are revealing.
BJP delegation claims West Bengal government, Mamata Banerjee took 'no initiative' to control Ram Navami clashes
Following a visit to the violence-hit areas of Raniganj and Asansol, a BJP delegation accused the West Bengal government of lack of initiative in handling the unrest and demanded strict action against the culprits
Ram Navami violence: West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi takes stock of situation in Raniganj, Asansol
West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi visited the strife-torn areas of Raniganj and Asansol in West Bardhaman district and held a meeting with the police officials and the local administration
Congress' Adhir Chowdhury takes jibe at Mamata Banerjee, says anti-BJP front will succeed only under Rahul Gandhi
West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury said an anti-BJP front in the country "can succeed only under party president Rahul Gandhi's leadership"
An Imam in Asansol, who has lost his son in the violent incidents over Ram Navami celebrations in West Bengal, has urged the people not to make it an issue and restore peace in the area
Following violence over Ram Navami celebrations in West Bengal, the police are putting in place elaborate arrangements to avoid any untoward incident during Hanuman Jayanti celebrations in the state on Saturday.
In the wake of violence over Ram Navami processions in West Bengal, BJP chief Amit Shah constituted a four-member committee comprising senior party leaders, who would visit the state and submit a report to him in this regard