.Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India
Work in progress at Ram Janmabhumi Nyas-run workshop at Karsewak Puram in Ayodhya. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Shriram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust general secretary Champat Rai has been accused of land scam
  • He has been accused of buying a piece of land worth Rs 2 crore at an inflated price of Rs 18.5 crore for the Ram temple
  • The accusation has been made by two Opposition leaders

Ayodhya, Jun 7 (PTI) The stonework at the Ram Mandir here will start in December, the temple trust said on Monday.

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
President Ramnath Kovind invited the Chief Justice of India, Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde at Rashtrapati Bhavan (Photo Credits: Twitter/@rashtrapatibhvn)

  • SA Bobde is the outgoing Chief Justice of India
  • The revelation that Bobde wanted Shah Rukh Khan to be a mediator was made by senior advocate Vikas Singh
  • The actor was happy to mediate but the process did not work out, the advocate revealed 

.Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs Bhoomi Pujan at ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir’, in Ayodhya. (PIB/PTI Photo)

  • Two plots of land situated in Ram Kot and Tehri Bazaar localities were purchased last week 
  • The land has been bought at the rate of Rs 690 per square feet
  • A survey is underway of properties adjoining the Ram Janmabhoomi premises for expansion

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Waseem Rizvi is the former chairman of the UP Shia Central Wakf Board. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @shiawaqfboard)

  • Waseem Rizvi, former chairman of the UP Shia Central Wakf Board, is being criticised by Muslim organisations 
  • He recently pleaded to the Supreme Court asking to remove 26 verses from the Holy Quran
  • According to the petition, these verses incite violence and were added to the holy book later

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Work in progress at Ram Janmabhumi Nyas-run workshop at Karsewak Puram in Ayodhya. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • UP government’s Public Works Department has opened a bank account to collect funds for the temple
  • PWD's engineer-in-chief RP Singh had written a letter to the HDFC bank in Lucknow to open the account
  • The letter stated that the account was meant for the deposit of a day’s salary of all PWD employees

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Before laying the brick, Modi performed a ritual amid 'Jai Shree ram' chants by the priest of the temple. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @BJP4India)

  • Digging has resumed at the site of the much-awaited Ram temple in Ayodhya
  • Brakes had to be applied after engineers found a flow of water at a depth of some 120-feet
  • We should be able to complete the construction in 39 months from now, Trust general secretary Champath Rai said

.Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India
As per the Supreme Court’s orders, five acres of land had already been allotted for construction of a new mosque  Ayodhya's Dhannipur. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Every year since 1992, when ‘karsewaks’ brought the mosque down, December 6 continued to be observed as “Shaurya Diwas” by Hindus
  • Sloganeering by protagonists of both the mandir and the mosque were missing this year
  •  Recital of the Quran was held in the Tehri Bazaar mosque for people killed in violence on December 6, 1992