21 Jan, 23:55 (IST)

A Jewish beauty queen from Israel and a Muslim doctor from Britain denounced Hamas' sexual violence and the silence of feminist groups at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday. Linor Abargil, and Qanta Ahmed were participating in a group discussion at the gathering. The Israeli-organised event, titled, "Women at the Forefront of the Global Peace and Security Agenda."

21 Jan, 23:20 (IST)

Cities across the country have been decorated with lights, huge cutouts of Lord Ram and posters bearing religious slogans related to Lord Ram ahead of Ram Temple's 'Pran Pratishtha' in Ayodhya on Monday.

21 Jan, 22:27 (IST)

The grand opening of Ram temple in Ayodhya on January 22 is a big religious event. It also comes with a large economic impact as India gets a new tourist spot which could attract 50 million plus tourists a year, foreign brokerage firm Jefferies said in a report.

21 Jan, 21:35 (IST)

Hundreds of devotees from different age groups on Sunday marched through the East-West Highway, with some dressed as Hanuman and others as Ram and Sita, while taking part in the Sobha Yatra ahead of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya. The Jaleshwar Municipality, which lies at aflat distance of about 18 kilometres, took out a religious procession on Sunday to celebrate the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

21 Jan, 20:25 (IST)

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday expressed dissatisfaction over the manner in which the Central forces have been dealing with the current crisis in the northeastern state impacted by ethnic violence that first broke out on May 3 last year. Saying that the role of Central forces extends beyond "observation" to the "protection of lives and property", Singh asserted that the security personnel were in the state to help contain the violence and not "simply watch and observe".

21 Jan, 19:23 (IST)

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami participated in the Deepotsav ceremony at Parade Ground in Dehradun on January 21, ahead of the Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya. The chief minister was observed lighting diyas during the celebration.Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami Joins Deepotsav Celebration in Dehradun

21 Jan, 18:46 (IST)

In Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya, the "Sandhya Aarti" commences at Saryu Ghat, setting the spiritual tone ahead of the Ram Temple Pran Pratishtha Ceremony scheduled for January 22.Sandhya Aarti Begins at Saryu Ghat

21 Jan, 18:15 (IST)

In Taiwan, the Indian community joyously celebrates the Pran Pratishtha Ceremony of the Ayodhya Ram temple on January 22, 2024. Two pre-event celebrations were organised on the eve of the auspicious occasion. The Indian diaspora in Taiwan and ISKCON Taiwan both hosted events.Taiwanese Indian Diaspora Joins Pre-Event Celebrations for Ram Temple

21 Jan, 17:07 (IST)

The Congress party has accused BJP workers of assaulting senior leader Jairam Ramesh's car and media personnel accompanying the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Assam's Sonitpur district. The Congress claims that BJP supporters, conducting a march along Rahul Gandhi's route, vandalized vehicles, including Ramesh's, ahead of a scheduled rally in Kaliabor, Nagaon district.

21 Jan, 14:40 (IST)

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman condemns the Tamil Nadu government's decision to ban the live telecast of Ayodhya Ram Mandir programs on January 22, 2024. Sitharaman criticises the state's restriction on activities related to Lord Ram in over 200 temples managed by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) department.Tamil Nadu Government Bans Live Telecast of Ayodhya Ram Mandir Programmes

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Mumbai, January 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, January 21, will visit the Arichal Munai point in Tamil Nadu's Dhanushkodi at 9:30 am. It is the point from where the Ram Setu was built. The visit comes a day ahead of the grand ‘Pran Pratishtha' ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. On January 20, PM Narendra Modi took holy dip at the Agni Theerth beach in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. Agni Tirtham is often referred to as the holy site of washing off one's sins. The prime minister's offering comes ahead of Ram Mandir's rituals on January 22.

With an eye on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the BJP will hold a 'Gaao Chalo Abhiyan' from February 4 to 11. As part of this campaign, BJP workers will be deputed in districts away from their soil and tasked with spending 24 hours at all the booths across 7 lakh villages and cities. Meanwhile, Talks of an alliance with the Congress in Uttar Pradesh for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls are in progress, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav said on Saturday. On Saturday, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar reshuffled his cabinet in which portfolios of three ministers of his ally RJD were changed.

The Congress on Saturday alleged that the vehicles taking part in its 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' in Assam were attacked and banners were torn "by BJP goons" in North Lakhimpur, with party chief Mallikarjun Kharge saying they would not be cowed down by such intimidating tactics. The Madhya Pradesh Congress's disciplinary committee has issued show-cause notices to nearly 150 local leaders for allegedly engaging in "anti-party" activities during the November 2023 state assembly polls.

The President of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA) Dennis Francis will visit India from January 22-26 on the invitation of External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar. Amid the Middle East crisis, an Israeli strike on the Syrian capital on Saturday destroyed a building used by the Iranian paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, killing at least four Iranians, Syrian and Iranian state media reported.

US Central Command forces on Friday conducted strikes against three Houthi anti-ship missiles that were aimed into the Southern Red Sea and were prepared to launch, the US military said on X, formerly called Twitter. At least 13 students were killed when a fire broke out in a school dormitory in central China's Henan province, the official media reported on Saturday.

Nikki Haley made it clear to New Hampshire voters on Friday she won't serve as former President Donald Trump's vice president if he wins the Republican nomination. Meanwhile, Donald Trump was criticised by Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi for promoting unfounded 'birther' claims against Nikki Haley, his rival in the Republican presidential primary.