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SC to hear plea seeking nod to worship ‘Shivling' in Gyanvapi premises

July 18, 2022 1:30 pm

The plea also sought carbon dating of the ‘Shivling' to ascertain its age.

Meaning of development is empowerment of poor, deprived: PM Modi at Varanasi rally

July 07, 2022 10:30 pm

The prime minister said that the work should be done in such a way that not only corrects the present, but also benefits Varanasi's future for many decades.

‘Era of forcing youths long gone,’ says PM Modi at Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam in Varanasi

July 08, 2022 8:25 pm

Modi’s remarks come in the wake of protests against the Centre’s Agnipath recruitment scheme for the country’s armed forces.

First visit after BJP’s return to power in UP, PM in Varanasi; inaugurates, lay foundation of several projects

July 08, 2022 9:39 am

Will lay foundation stone for projects worth Rs 1,200 cr, to inaugurate three-day seminar on education at BHU

An 8-km elevated road, 3 ‘finger bridges’ to ghats: UP govt comes up with plan to transform Ganga riverfront

June 10, 2022 7:18 am

The Indian Express, however, has learnt that the road is part of a larger project conceptualised by the state government to transform the river bank opposite the old ghats.

Gyanvapi Case: Police probe ‘threat’ letter to judge who ordered survey

June 09, 2022 5:54 am

The two-page handwritten letter, purportedly sent by the president of the Islamic Aagaz Movement, a Delhi-based outfit, questions the order passed by Civil Judge (senior division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar.

Court declines urgent hearing of plea for right to worship at Gyanvapi

June 09, 2022 5:48 am

While the applicant had pleaded for a hearing of his petition in the court of vacation judge, Varanasi District Judge AK Vishwesha in his order said the civil suit does not appear to be of urgent nature.

2006 Varanasi blasts explained - incident, probe and the recent court verdict

June 08, 2022 8:22 am

On March 7, 2006, a blast rocked the Varanasi cantonment railway station, and minutes later another bomb exploded inside the Sankat Mochan Mandir. In the two blasts, as many as 20 persons were killed and several got injured.

2006 Varanasi serial blasts accused gets death penalty

June 07, 2022 4:58 am

The blasts at the Sankat Mochan temple and the cantonment railway station on March 7, 2006, had claimed at least 20 lives and left over 100 injured.

2006 Varanasi serial blasts: Ghaziabad court holds 1 accused guilty in 2 cases

June 05, 2022 3:20 am

The blasts at the Sankat Mochan temple and the cantonment railway station on March 7, 2006 had claimed at least 20 lives and left over 100 injured.


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.

Day before inauguration, Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath corridor decks up to welcome PM Modi

February 14, 2022 2:31 pm

The gateways and other parts of the structure are built using traditional craftsmanship and 23 buildings are set to be inaugurated on Monday.

Dev Deepawali 2019: Devotees light earthen lamps in Varanasi

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.

A day after Modi's show of strength in mega roadshow, PM files nomination from Varanasi

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.

PM's show of strength in Varanasi: Thousands throng mega roadshow

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.

From thandai to baati chokha: Popular street foods of Varanasi you must try

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.

PM Modi in Varanasi: 'By 2022, every poor in urban and rural area will get a home'

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."

PM Modi's gifts to UP: Free LPG, e-boats and e-rickshaws

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.

Japan PM in Varanasi: Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi witness Ganga aarti at ghat

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.


PM Modi attends BHU's convocation ceremony

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.

Security beefed up at Ardh Kumbh

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.

PM Modi to flag off new Varanasi-Delhi train on January 22

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.

French tourist vows to clean Ganga

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.

Colourful kites hit markets ahead of Makar Sankranti festival

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.