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Kashi Vishwanath


Allahabad HC adjourns hearing Gyanvapi mosque case till July 6

May 20, 2022 2:30 pm

As many as six petitions have been filed in the Allahabad High Court in connection with the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque dispute.

Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi complex: Survey halted over plea seeking court-appointed official’s removal

May 08, 2022 12:05 pm

On April 8, Civil Judge (Senior Division), Varanasi, Ravi Kumar Diwakar had appointed Kumar as advocate commissioner to carry out the survey and directed him to “prepare videography of the action” and submit a report.

Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi complex: Court-ordered survey begins

May 07, 2022 9:00 pm

According to officials, the survey that started in the afternoon was stopped for some time as lawyers representing the mosque accused Advocate Commissioner Ajai Kumar, appointed by the court to conduct the inspection, of being "biased".

Challenging the rise of majoritarianism

December 30, 2021 9:13 am

🔴 D Raja writes: This can only be done by renewed focus on the real and concrete issues of dignity, livelihood, health, employment and housing

Layer after layer, how Kashi became special to Hindus across the subcontinent

January 01, 2022 1:23 pm

Unlike most other organised religions of the world, very little in Hinduism is all-encompassing. What explains then the allure of Kashi to almost every sect and linguistic community among Hindus?  Mythological texts tell us that Kashi is where Shiva dwells and where one can attain moksha. The Mughals, Marathas, Bengali zamindars, and British officials and travelers have built the image of Kashi as the 'quintessential Hindu city' over centuries. 

A ‘Lakshman rekha’ was breached at opening of Kashi-Vishwanath Corridor

December 22, 2021 9:27 am

Yashwant Sinha writes: PM’s use of religion for political gains is a matter of great concern. But of greater concern is the more difficult battle of the 2024 general elections

Sunday story: Project Varanasi

December 19, 2021 1:09 pm

🔴 As he inaugurated the Rs 800-crore Kashi Vishwanath Dham corridor, PM Modi called it “the bridge between the past and future”. The Indian Express visits Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world, where the corridor has shaped new links, though a few others have snapped

Kashi: City of poets, holy men, clowns and courtesans

December 18, 2021 10:19 am

🔴 Mrinal Pande writes: It is an alchemical blending of dream and reality, a fakkad universe in which the real seems fantastic and the fantastic suddenly unmasks the real. Maybe this will help Kashi survive the latest challenge to its soul

Kashi corridor: Section of locals unhappy over 'lost homes', demolition of iconic buildings

December 15, 2021 6:38 pm

Varanasi resident Prabhat Singh and several others in the holy city, who were displaced by the ambitious project, were not so enthused when the Kashi Vishwanath Dham was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

Daily briefing: Gujarat books Missionaries of Charity on charge of conversion; UK reports first death due to Omicron

December 14, 2021 9:15 am

🔴 As the protest by the 12 Opposition MPs suspended from Rajya Sabha entered the third week, there is unease among many of them over the lack of a united and aggressive floor strategy.


PM Modi inaugurates Kashi Vishwanath Corridor

February 14, 2022 2:30 pm

The Rs 339-crore project, the foundation of which was laid by Modi on March 8, 2019, has been completed in less than three years as planned, despite the Covid pandemic.