Ayodhya Ram Mandir to boost tourism in Nepal's Janakpur, birthplace of Sita
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 Devotees, coming to Ayodhya, would have Janakpur as one of the spots in their pilgrimage- boosting the economy of the region by giving more employment opportunities to the people of Nepal.
A group of activists affiliated with the National Unity Movement on Sunday organised a sit-in protest in front of the Survey Department of Nepal, demanding GPS-coordinates of border points with China amid claims of land encroachment. The protest was organised in Kathmandu where activists have demanded evidence over the claims made by the government that 'no land has been encroached' on the Northern sides. In search of assurance and answers from authorities, the group have also filed an RTI (Right to Information) application, which has remained unaddressed. Last year, on September 23, Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs had issued a clarification over the issue of land encroachment by China where it had downgraded the media reports of illegal construction in Nepali land. A 19-membered team went to the disputed site on September 30 despite the government calling the reports of land encroachment by China as "fake". Jeevan Bahadur Shahi, elected from Humla district, visited the site and alleged that China has encroached into Nepali land and constructed infrastructures. Back from the field on October 10, Shahi alleged China of building a new pillar in a remote location where the Nepali side does not have any presence.
Nepal's Caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been removed from ruling Nepal Communist Party, said splinter group's spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha. He was removed by a Central Committee Meeting of the splinter group amid increasing political unrest following his decision to dissolve the lower house of the Parliament. This step was approved by President Bidya Devi Bhandari. After the announcement, the NCP split into factions with each claiming to be authentic one.
After the parliament was dissolved on Dec. 20 last month at the direction of the Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party took to streets for the second time in less than a month against his unconstitutional move to dissolve the parliament. Addressing a public meeting, Leader of the splinter group of ruling Nepal Communist Party Madhav Kumar Nepal said that the order for "Clarification" has been sent to Oli over his move on parliament dissolution. Nepal Communist Party also threatened Oli of evoking his membership and affiliation with Communist Party. Former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal, also a leader of the rival faction of NCP, has warned to oust Oil and block his primary membership from the party. The senior leader of the splinter group of the ruling party also warned of taking disciplinary actions against Oli. Earlier, the ruling Nepal Communist Party, now caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on 20 December, 2020 had decided to dissolve parliament calling for fresh election for April and May this year.
Singer Sonu Nigam and Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam visited Ayodhya to offer prayers at Ram Lalla site on January 24. They were accompanied by filmmaker Sandeep Ssingh. Nationwide donation campaign was launched by Vishva Hindu Parishad last year in December. Ram Temple's construction has been started after Ayodhya verdict and it would be finished before 2024.
Republic Day is round the corner and the nation is gearing up to display its military might, rich culture at the annual parade on Rajpath. However, due to COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Republic Day celebrations will be different from previous years. The number of participants will be lesser. This year, Rafale Jets of Indian Air Force will participate in the parade. Ladakh is all set to make its debut on Rajpath with a beautiful tableau depicting the iconic Thikse Monastery and its cultural heritage. Uttar Pradesh's tableau will showcase Ayodhya's cultural heritage and a model of Ram Temple being built in the city. Where the sacrifice of ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur, will be depicted on Punjab's tableau, redevelopment work of Chandni Chowk will be displayed on the tableau of the national capital. 17 states and UTs tableaux will be displayed this year on January 26.