Governments can ensure that religious processions don't end in violence. For that though, the lives of innocent citizens, especially minorities, should matter to them
Niladri Bije 2020: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates Lord Jagannath art offering rasagola to Goddess Lakshmi at Puri beach
Niladri Bije, an auspicious day which marks the conclusion of Rath Yatra festival, is being celebrated today, 4 July
Puri Rath Yatra 2020: Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah extend greetings on occasion of Lord Jagannath's chariot festival
The annual Lord Jagannath Yatra in Puri, Odisha, started on Tuesday. This year the auspicious festival is being celebrated in a subdued manner due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Lord Jagannath won't forgive us if we allow Rath Yatra this year': Supreme Court stays procession due to COVID-19 pandemic
The Supreme Court of India on 18 June has stayed the historic Rath Yatra at Puri's Jagannath Temple in Odisha that was slated to start from 23 June.
In Swami Vivekananda's celebration of Hinduism's spirituality and metaphysics, a theological lesson for the ruling BJP
I began walking in 1991 from Bombay. I spent about two years on my journey across India. Almost 30 years later, I find myself in the unlikely position of being able to give a theological lesson to the Bharatiya Janata Party, the ruling party in India.
Lakhs of devotees attend Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri; Naveen Patnaik attends festivities, Kovind, Modi extend greetings
Lakhs of devotees participated in the annual Rath Yatra festival of Lord Jagannath held on Thursday amidst tight security in the temple town of Puri.
The 142nd rath yatra of Lord Jagannath on Thursday commenced in the city amid tight security as lakhs of devotees flocked the 18-km route to catch a glimpse of the deity.
Jagannath Rath Yatra: 'Chariot festival' begins in Ahmedabad amid tight security; Amit Shah performs aarti, offers prayers
Besides the three chariots, the Lord Jagannath rath yatra procession comprised 19 decorated elephants, 100 trucks with tableaux and members of 30 singing troupes.
LK Advani led BJP's Hindu nationalism movement in 80s, 90s; espousing diversity today won't erase his past
LK Advani was the driving force behind the BJP's Indian nationalism and Hindutva concepts. Today, when he reminds the party about the BJP's 'respect' for 'diversity' and 'freedom of choice', does he expect them — or us — to believe him?
Amit Shah's relentless pursuit of victory could prove as key as PM's popularity to BJP's chances in Lok Sabha polls
Shah, as party president, is relentless. He maintains a punishing schedule and puts the entire organisational structure of the world’s largest political party through an equally strenuous exercise.
To examine LK Advani’s role in the making of the BJP, it is important to understand the role of Gujarat in the national polity.
Rath yatra row: Supreme Court declines BJP permission to hold 'Save Democracy Rally' in West Bengal, but allows meetings
The BJP had approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to hold the "Save Democracy Rally" in West Bengal, which would cover all the constituencies in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha 2019 elections.
The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Bengal government after hearing the BJP's plea against a Calcutta High Court order not allowing the Rath Yatra.
Rath Yatra in West Bengal: Supreme Court agrees to hear BJP's plea against Calcutta High Court order on 8 January
The BJP had challenged the 21 December order of a division bench of the Calcutta High Court which had set aside the order of a single judge allowing the Rath Yatra
Mamata Banerjee also hit out at BJP leaders, calling them "bhogis" and said the party was no authority to decide on what religion people should follow.
Rath Yatra row in West Bengal: Supreme Court declines urgent hearing of BJP's plea; case to be heard after winter break
The BJP, which sought an urgent hearing on the petition in the Supreme Court, had planned to launch the Rath Yatra from three districts of the state.
BJP to approach Supreme Court against Calcutta HC's order barring party from holding rath yatra in West Bengal
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to approach the vacation bench of the Supreme Court against the order of the Calcutta High Court's division bench barring the party to hold Rath Yatra in West Bengal.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Naseeruddin Shah's remarks, BJP's rath yatra, Pulwama encounter aftermath; today's must-read articles
What Naseeruddin has said in the context of the 3 December killing of police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and local youth Sumit Kumar in Bulandshahr and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath's reaction to it, makes eminent sense.
A division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Friday quashed the order of a single bench of the court that had allowed the BJP to carry out its "Rath Yatra" in West Bengal.
West Bengal govt to approach Calcutta HC division bench on BJP's rath yatra in state after court allowed three events
In a major setback to the West Bengal government, the Calcutta High Court approved the petition moved by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which challenged the state government’s denial of permission to hold rath yatra rallies in the state.