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New Delhi, Sept 5: A mosque that will come up in Ayodhya pursuant to the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi case will be of the same size as Babri Masjid, said an office-brearer of the trust formed for its construction.

New Delhi, Aug 22: The "Reserve Bank of Kailasa" was launched by rape-accused fugitive Indian godman Nithyananda from a remote foreign location where he is hiding. The financial institution would be modelled around the the structure of Vatican Bank, said Nithyananda in an address through his team's YouTube channel.

Ayodhya, Aug 20: The construction of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir has "begun" and the engineers are now testing the soil at the site, Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra tweeted in the morning on Thursday.

Bengaluru, Aug 18: Taking a U-turn from its decision to to ban all public events for Ganesh Chaturthi festival, the Karnataka government on today allowed all public installations of idols in a restricted manner.

Krishna Janmashtami, an annual Hindu festival, marks the birth anniversary of Sri Krishna. It is celebrated on the Ashtami (eight the day of the month) of Krishna Paksha (night between the new moon and the full moon) of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon (holy month of Shravana). According to the Gregorian Calendar, the festival usually falls in the month of August or September. In the year 2020, the festival was celebrated on August 11.

Ayodhya, Aug 5: After laying the foundation stone for the Ram temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the 'bhoomi pujan' event as an "emotional moment" for the entire country and added that "every heart is illuminated today".

Mount Arafat, July 30: Muslim pilgrims converged Thursday on Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat for the climax of this year's hajj, the smallest in modern times and a sharp contrast to the massive crowds of previous years. A tight security cordon has been erected all around the foot of the rocky hill outside Mecca, also known as Jabal al-Rahma or Mount of Mercy. Pilgrims, donning masks and observing...

Jeddah, Jul 31: Hajj 2020 pilgrims arrived in Muzdalifah Thursday night to rest after spending the day in Arafat. Earlier, the pilgrims scaled Mount Arafat to pray and repent, as a highly unusual Hajj approached its climax. They listened to a sermon delivered by Sheikh Abdullah Al-Manea and prayed Dhuhr and Asr prayers together at the Al-Namirah Mosque in Arafat. This year’s pilgrimage is the...

Makkah, July 30: Like every year, the Kiswa (black cloth) of holy Kaaba was replaced on Wednesday night, a process administered by the staff of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques in accordance with the annual tradition, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Mansouri, deputy head of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques and...

Dubai, Jul 29: Muslim pilgrims on Wednesday begin the annual Haj, downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage. The Haj, one of the five pillars of Islam and a must for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lifetime, is usually one of the world's largest religious gatherings. But this year only up to 10,000 people already...