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Sealed cellars, hidden origin: Why what's beneath Gyanvapi sparks intrigue

Only two of the 10 cellars under the Gyanvapi complex are accessible, while the remaining eight have been sealed off and filled with soil. The Hindu side claims that they may contain relics and idols from an ancient temple. Key Points

India Today

'Strengthening Sanatana Dharma' — 3-day national level Hindu dharma conclave begins at Tirupati

Conclave could help YSRCP project a pro-Hindu face to stave off Opposition’s criticism of 'Christian CM'. It comes soon after consecration ceremony in Ayodhya in an election year. Key Points


BJP isn’t rupturing Brahminical social order. It's replacing it with Savarkarite Hindutva

The new political Hindu order being established by BJP-RSS is a continuum of some sort of reform in Hindu society. Caste and hierarchy remain, but no overt exclusion is practised. Key Points


Hindu nationalism has taken first steps toward establishing a Jim Crow system

The Jim Crow project was not eliminationist. Hindu nationalists likewise seek not the physical elimination of Muslims, but rather their relegation to second-class citizenship, scholars Ashutosh Varshney and Connor Staggs write in the Journal of Democracy. Key Points


Pran Pratishtha at Ram temple: How the world is celebrating the historic day

India News: As India prepares to celebrate the Pran Pratishtha ceremony at Ram temple in Ayodhya on January 22, devotees across the world are planning their own events to mark the historic occasion. Explore how different countries are celebrating and the preparations being made. Key Points

Times Of India

Netflix chose fear over fact. Removing 'Annapoorani' only feeds the bully

Netflix did not face any physical threat. And yet it took the coward’s way out by removing Nayanthara-starrer 'Annapoorani'. Key Points


Hindu temple defaced with pro-Khalistan graffiti in California

A Hindu temple in the US state of California was defaced with pro-Khalistani graffiti. This incident comes weeks after Swaminarayan Mandir in California was vandalised with anti-India graffiti. Key Points

India Today

Swami Prasad Maurya's remark on Hinduism sparks row, Akhilesh Yadav reacts

Maurya, while addressing the Bahujan Samaj Rights Conference at Jantar Mantar, called the Hindu religion a deception on Monday. He said, “Hindu ek dhokha hai (Hindu religion is a deception)”. Key Points

India Today

Indian-origin doctor commits $4 million for Hindu advocacy in US

Indian-origin doctor Mihir Meghani has pledged to donate $1.5 million more to the Hindu cause over the next eight years, taking the total number to $4 million. Key Points

India Today

UP cop fines vehicle with 'Jai Mata Di' sticker, faces Hindu outfit's ire

A traffic constable in Ghaziabad fined the driver of a vehicle with a 'Jai Mata Di' sticker. Members of a Hindu outfit reached the spot and engaged in a heated argument with the cop, daring him to call up his seniors and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Key Points

India Today

'India not a Hindu nation, never was': Swami Prasad Maurya slams Mohan Bhagwat

Swami Prasad Maurya has slammed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's assertion that India is a 'Hindu Rashtra'. Maurya said India has always been a pluralistic nation based on a secular constitution representing all religions and cultures. Key Points

India Today

'I am a better Hindu than all BJP leaders as…': former Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijaya Singh

Digvijaya Singh, former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Congress Rajya Sabha MP, says Bajrang Dal won't be banned but individuals involved in violence will face consequences. He claims to be a better Hindu than BJP leaders and criticizes BJP for corruption and dividing the nation. Key Points


Resumption of yatra in Nuh: Hindu group gets conditional nod for mahapanchayat in Palwal

Palwal SP, Lokender Singh, said the permission has been granted on several conditions. "Hate speech is prohibited. Our team will keep an eye on each and every person and action will be taken against people for any wrong action." Key Points

Business Today

Hindu temple attacked with rocket launchers in Pak's Sindh; 2nd attack in a day

SSP Samoo assured the Hindu community members they would be protected. The Kashmore area has a sizeable Hindu population. | World News Key Points

Hindustan Times

Decoits attack Hindu temple with rocket launchers in Pakistan

In Kashmore, the assailants attacked the temple and the adjoining homes belonging to Hindus under the jurisdiction of the Ghouspur police station. They fired indiscriminately at the temples and homes. After the firing noise, a police unit led by Kashmore-Kandhkot SSP Irfan Sammo reached the scene. Key Points

Economic Times

INMA Awards: The Hindu in School weekender gets honourable mention

The Hindu In School’s 32-page weekender has received an honourable mention at the International News Media Association’s (INMA) 2023 Global Media Awards in New York. The weekender was in the final list under the National Brands: Best Subscription Niche Product category which recognised products that consistently engaged with subscribers. The Hindu in School’s priority over the past year has been to make the weekender interesting to children tired of online learning. Key Points

The Hindu

‘Derogatory attitudes, role of academia' — what US state's resolution condemning 'Hinduphobia' says

Georgia first US state to pass such a resolution. It was sponsored by Republican representatives, and comes a year after India called upon UN to address danger of 'religious phobias'. Key Points


Buoyed by panchayat wins, Nepal Janata Party works to expand — 'will make Nepal Hindu Rashtra'

NJP vice president Khem Nath Acharya visited India & met BJP chief J.P. Nadda and other leaders last week. In an interview, he speaks about party & its roots in Sangh ideology. Key Points


Gujarati Muslims struggle to buy Hindu property. Disturbed Areas law weaponises real estate

The Disturbed Areas Act in Gujarat mandates that property deals must be approved by the district collector in areas marked as ‘disturbed’. It’s a tool to segregate Hindus and Muslims. Key Points


The self-pitying Hindu has a litany of woes—evolution to Taj Mahal. Yogi’s UP is their balm

One visitor to Ayodhya has moved from his native Tamil Nadu to Uttar Pradesh. Not because of the lifestyle, weather, or job opportunities; he says it’s a better place for Hindus. Key Points


Students face anti-Hindu hate, pressure to convert, says report on UK schools

A report by an independent, London-based think tank reveals the extent of discrimination and bullying faced by Hindu students in schools in Britain. The report surveyed 988 Hindu parents and found that 51 per cent of them reported that their children had faced discrimination at schools in the UK. Key Points

India Today

Standing ovation for UAE Prez, Maa Bharti's Pujari, and more... : Highlights from Modi's speech in UAE Ma

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the first Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi on February 14, 2024. He acknowledged the spiritual significance of the temple for the Hindu community and mentioned the blessings of Swaminarayan, the founder of the BAPS movement. 'BAPS Mandir', the first traditional Hindu temple in the United Arab Emirates, sits on 27 acres of land that were generously gifted by the UAE leadership. The significance of this cultural milestone lies not only in its architectural grandeur but also in the message it conveys--a testament to the harmonious relationship between Bharat and the Gulf region. Key Points

Economic Times

INDIA’s challenges for 2024 didn't exist pre-2014—consolidated Hindu votes, RSS' acceptance

The biggest threat to INDIA is the breaking of consensus. The PM candidate must be clever enough to prove that they are not a threat to anyone within the alliance. Key Points


INDIA needs Manmohan Singh-like PM face to fight BJP’s Hindu votes. Revdis won't help

The biggest threat to INDIA is the breaking of consensus. The PM candidate must be clever enough to prove that they are not a threat to anyone within the alliance. Key Points


Ram Lalla morning Aarti on Doordarshan is the new Krishi Darshan

Doordarshan should be more egalitarian in its Hindu aarti programming. Why stop at Ayodhya? After all, it’s a national election, not Uttar Pradesh assembly election. Key Points


‘Old Hindu temple’s remaining parts…': What ASI survey says about Varanasi’s Gyanvapi mosque cellars

A Varanasi district court allowed the Hindu side to offer prayers at the southern cellar, also known as ‘Vyas Ka Tehkhana’, inside the Gyanvapi mosque. Here is the ASI survey report about the Gyanvapi mosque. Key Points


Millions of Indians set a new world record celebrating Diwali as worries about air pollution rise

Diwali is celebrated by socializing and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Many light earthen oil lamps or candles, and fireworks are set off as part of the celebrations. In the evening, a special prayer is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, who is believed to bring luck and prosperity Key Points