The VHP and associated organisations have launched a fund-raising campaign — Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan — from January 15 to February 5.

The construction work for the Ram temple in Ayodhya has begun, the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra said Thursday.

Nearly 35 lakh construction workers and labourers in Andhra Pradesh are losing their livelihood and many of them are committing suicide due to the new sand policy of the state government, Former minister K Ravindra claimed on Monday.

The NCP on Saturday hoped no new dispute crops up in the country in the name of religion following the supreme court verdict on Saturday that cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya.

The authorities have banned construction activity and ordered the closure of paper mills and brick kilns in the district till Tuesday following spike in pollution levels.

A builder was arrested in Greater Noida on Wednesday in connection with illegal constructions in Shahberi village, where nine people had died in a twin-building collapse last year, police said.