November 06, 2019 11:27 pm
Priests in a Varanasi temple place pollution masks on idols, create a telling image.
November 06, 2019 4:52 pm
Speaking to local media outlets, the head priest of the temple said that if gods can be adorned with blankets during winter then it's only normal to protect them from pollution using masks.
October 30, 2019 3:30 pm
Additional SP (Varanasi Rural) M P Singh said that the Jaunpur police team did not inform the local police station, Jansa, before conducting the raid in the village.
September 20, 2019 11:15 am
Situated on the banks of River Ganga, Varanasi is around 3,000 years old — and one of the holiest of the seven sacred cities, per Hindu beliefs.
May 30, 2019 10:09 pm
The Prime Minister is visiting his constituents as well as party workers in Varanasi Monday to express his thanks for choosing him for a second term.
May 23, 2019 8:40 pm
"I bow to the citizens of Kashi. Looking forward to serving them," Narendra Modi tweeted.
May 24, 2019 12:20 am
Modi versus Rahul HIGHLIGHTS: This is the first time in 20 years that the Congress stronghold Amethi is won by a non-Congress party.
May 16, 2019 2:28 pm
Almost as a cliché, but a true one, and not trivially so, human warmth and courtesy, as in so many parts of India, make up for the harsh landscape of East UP.
May 13, 2019 7:34 am
Even before Modi, Varanasi had been a BJP stronghold, with the party retaining it consistently since 1991, but for 2004, when the Congress’s Rajesh Kumar Mishra had won.
May 13, 2019 7:57 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Interview to Indian Express: It’s the last day of campaign for the penultimate phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019. Before he leaves 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, on May 10, for his first rally of the day in Rohtak, Haryana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to RAVISH TIWARI and RAJ KAMAL JHA.
November 13, 2019 12:54 pm
Dev Deepawali is also called the 'Diwali of the Gods' as the Gods are believed to have descended on Earth to bathe in the Ganges on this day. This year it was celebrated on November 12.
June 04, 2019 9:51 am
April 26, 2019 6:50 pm
Senior leaders of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the BJP by his side, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday filed his nomination from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi’s Lok Sabha constituency.
April 26, 2019 6:40 am
Ahead of filing his nomination from Varanasi on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a mega roadshow in the city today. The roadshow stretched over six kilometres from the Lanka area to Dashashwamedh Ghat via Godoliya.
April 25, 2019 2:05 pm
Food is a important part of Varanasi's culture, and if you are visiting the holy city you are in for a gastronomic treat. Here are some of the best street foods that you can try out.
September 23, 2017 1:51 pm
Addressing a gathering of farmers in Varanasi, PM Narendra Modi said cleanliness is a way to serve the poor of India. I was also happy to see that a lot of toilets have already been constructed in rural areas. Swachhata is a Puja for me."
May 01, 2016 9:05 pm
On a one-visit to Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches several schemes to win hearts, from free LPG connections to e-boats, he covered it all.
December 12, 2015 10:29 pm
Shinzo Abe arrived in Delhi on Friday on a three-day visit, top officials, both from central and state government, remained busy in Varanasi giving final touches to the arrangements at Dashashwamedh Ghat.
March 02, 2015 3:49 pm
Considering Manikarnika Ghat to be a pious place, it is an annual affair for the sadhus to play Holi at these ghats with the ashes from the pyre.
December 18, 2014 1:42 pm
These yearly visitors fly several miles away from the cold Arctic regions of Siberia and prefer warmer climate along the Gangetic belt during winters.
February 22, 2016 8:03 am
Varanasi, Feb 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the centenary convocation of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on Monday. The university celebrated its foundation day on February 13 and a number of events have been organised to mark the anniversary for the past many days. PM Modi also visited the Sant Ravi Das temple at Seer Govardhanpur area of Varanasi to offer prayers on the occasion of the 639th birth anniversary of the saint.
January 21, 2016 5:46 am
Haridwar, Jan 21 (ANI): Security has been beefed up at the Ardh Kumbh Mela in Varanasi after four suspected terrorists who were allegedly planning to launch an attack at the mela were nabbed on Wednesday. Thousands of Hindu devotees are seen thronging banks of Ganga. The police are using latest technology and equipments to monitor the activities in Haridwar. Meanwhile, a suspicious bag has been found at Haridwar Railway Station gate and is being inspected by the police.
January 21, 2016 5:35 am
Varanasi, Jan 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Mahamana Express, which will run triweekly from Varanasi to New Delhi, on January 22. PM Modi will flag off this train on his ground visit to Varanasi. Northern Railway Chief Area Manager Ravi P Chaturvedi said the train has all the modern facilities, including dustbins and bio-toilets in every coach. Besides, AC coaches are equipped with LED screen for passengers’ entertainment.
January 14, 2016 12:15 pm
Varanasi, Jan 14 (ANI): A French tourist is actively promoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean Ganga' campaign in Uttar Pradesh, vowing to spread the message of keeping the holy river free from impurities in rural parts of the country. Krish, who came to India to take part in the 'Kumbh Mela' or 'Pitcher Festival' last year, was concerned on seeing the condition of the river considered holy by the Hindus. Inspired by the Clean Ganga campaign, Krish took the responsibility of cleaning the river in the 3,000-year-old riverside city of Varanasi. Krish says he will soon embark on an expedition from the holy town of Rishikesh to Kolkata city by boat in a bid to spread the message of keeping the river free from impurities.
January 13, 2016 5:57 am
Varanasi, Jan 13 (ANI): Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated with tartness on 14th January every year across India. It is also seen as the festival of kites. People across the city of Varanasi were seen quite enthusiastic about flying kites this Makar Sankranti. Kites of various colours, sizes and shapes ruled the market, with 'Modi kites' being the favourite for most of the kite lovers. The kite festival is also seen as a traditional celebration and keeping the Indian culture alive.