Day: August 5, 2020

English rendering of PM’s address on the occasion of laying of foundation stone of Ram Mandir at Ram Janmabhoomi, Ayodhya

open view news desk August 5, 2020 Siyawar Ramachandra ki Jai! Hail Lord Rama! Siyawar Ramachandra ki Jai! Hail Lord Rama! Hail Lord Rama! Hail Lord Rama! Jai Siyaram! Jai Siyaram! Jai Siyaram! Today this call is reverberating not only in this Ayodhyathe city of Lord Rama, but […]

India’s police shamed by rare murder probe into custodial deaths

CHENNAI – It took a while for Indians to learn how a father and son died in hospital with blood pouring from their rectum, days after police in small southern town locked them up for violating a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Fanned by media reports, outrage spread throughout India […]

India keeps tight lid on Kashmir on anniversary of revoking semi-autonomy

SRINAGAR, India – With a heavy deployment of troops and curbs on public movement, Indian authorities kept a tight lid on potential protests in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday, the first anniversary of the revocation of its semi-autonomy. Local politicians were not permitted outside their homes, […]

Wait of centuries is over, Modi says, as Ayodhya temple construction begins

AYODHYA, India – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the construction of a Hindu temple on a site that has been contested by Muslims for decades in a dispute that has sparked some of India’s bloodiest communal violence. The Supreme Court ruled last year that Hindus, who […]

Choctaw Indians bear brunt of virus outbreak in Mississippi

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. — When Sharon Taylor died of coronavirus, her family — standing apart, wearing masks — sang her favorite hymns at her graveside, next to a tiny headstone for her stillborn daughter, buried 26 years ago. Fresh flowers marked row after row of new graves. Holy Rosary […]

A shattered Beirut emerges from the rubble stunned, wounded

BEIRUT — Residents of Beirut —stunned, sleepless and stoic — emerged Wednesday from the aftermath of a catastrophic explosion searching for missing relatives, bandaging their wounds and retrieving what’s left of their homes. The sound of ambulance sirens and the shoveling of glass and rubble could be heard […]

Lebanon to put some Beirut port officials under house arrest

BEIRUT — Investigators began searching the wreckage of Beirut’s port Wednesday for clues to the cause of the massive explosion that ripped across the Lebanese capital as the government ordered port officials put under house arrest. International aid flights began to arrive, as Lebanon’s leaders struggled to deal […]

Transformation underway in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh: Jaishankar

New Delhi, Aug 5:  A transformation is underway in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday on the first anniversary of the Centre’s decision to revoke the special status of the region. Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar highlighted application of progressive laws, delivery […]

Wait of centuries has ended: Modi after Ram temple ‘bhoomi pujan’

Ayodhya, Aug 5: The wait of centuries has ended, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after performing the groundbreaking ceremony here for a temple at the spot where many devout Hindus believe Lord Ram was born. Across the country, people remained glued to their television sets as Modi performed […]

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