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After facing defeat in elections, BJP opens eye about Ram Temple issue

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New Delhi: The Ram temple issue echoed in the BJP’s parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday, with some MPs asking when it will be constructed, to which Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that everyone wanted it and told them to be patient.

BJP sources said Ravindra Kushwaha and Hari Narayan Rajbhar, both of whom represent Lok Sabha constituencies from Uttar Pradesh, raised the issue, drawing support from others when Singh was addressing the party MPs.

 

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not present in meeting, nor was party president Amit Shah.

Two party MPs said Singh told party’s parliamentarians that it is everybody’s wish to see a Ram temple in Ayodhya and asked them to be patient.

 

 

Hindutva organisations, including the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, have in the last few months intensified their demand for early construction of the temple, with many of them, including RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, pitching for a law to enable it.

Though the BJP has agreed with the sentiments of these organisations, it has so far not come out in support of a law.

The Ram temple land dispute is presently being heard in the Supreme Court.

 

Soon after facing defeat in polls, Ram temple issue becomes eye-opener for BJP:

 

There is a view within the party that paving the way for the temple’s construction will boost its prospects in the Lok Sabha elections.

In his speech, Singh asserted Tuesday that the opposition has no leader to match Modi’s popularity and asked BJP MPs to work for the party’s re-election in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

 

 

After the party suffered defeats in the recent assembly polls in which it lost power in all three states it ruled, it is looking at a tough challenge from the opposition to its bid to return to power at the Centre in 2019.

“We are far ahead of the opposition. Circumstances are very good for us,” Singh said, according to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

 

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Tomar also told reporters that the passage of the triple talaq bill, which stipulates jail term for Muslim men accused of giving instant divorce to their wives, in Parliament is a top priority for the government.

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad briefed party MPs on the Supreme Court’s judgement on the Rafale issue, the conviction of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in an anti-Sikh riot case besides the triple talaq legislation, Tomar said.

 

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Nasa finds Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram with help of Indian engineer

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New York: NASA has found the crash site and debris of India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander following a tip from an Indian space enthusiast who examined pictures of the area of the moon taken by a US orbiting camera.

The site was located by Shanmuga Subramanian, who on his own scoured the pictures taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbital Camera (LROC), NASA and Arizona State University announced on Monday confirming the find.

The first mosaic image of the likely crash site made from pictures taken by the LROC on September 17 was downloaded by several people to look for signs of the Vikram, NASA said.

One of them, Subramanian, contacted the LROC project with a positive identification of debris, it said.

Arizona State University (ASU), where the LROC project is located, said: “After receiving this tip, the LROC team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images.”

When the images for the first mosaic were acquired on September 17, the impact point was poorly illuminated and could not easily be identified, it said.

But two image sequences were acquired on October 14 and 15, and on November 11 were better.

The November mosaic shows best the impact crater, ray and extensive debris field. The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and cast a one pixel shadow.

The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and casts a one pixel shadow.

The university said that based on Subramanian’s tip, the LROC team scoured the surrounding area in the new mosaics and found the impact site and the debris field.

The impact site is located at 70.8810 degree S, 22.7840 degrees E, at an elevation of 834 metres, it said.

“The debris first located by Shanmuga is about 750 metres northwest of the main crash site,” ASU said.

Vikram lost contact with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) following its launch from Chandraayan-2 moon orbiter on September 6 when it tried to make a softlanding near the moon’s south pole.

In a statement NASA said: “Despite the loss, getting that close to the surface was an amazing achievement.”

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