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Varanasi: This weekend, head to the City of Ghats

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.

Modi in Varanasi HIGHLIGHTS: PM thanks BJP workers, says for Kashi 'I am sevak'

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.


Modi versus Rahul HIGHLIGHTS: PM wins Varanasi seat, Gandhi loses from Amethi

Modi versus Rahul HIGHLIGHTS: This is the first time in 20 years that the Congress stronghold Amethi is won by a non-Congress party.

Narendra Modi retains Varanasi, wins by a margin of nearly 5 lakh votes

"I bow to the citizens of Kashi. Looking forward to serving them," Narendra Modi tweeted.

Travelling East UP

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.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Interview to Indian Express: 'Khan Market gang hasn’t created my image, 45 years of tapasya has... you cannot dismantle it'

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.


Varanasi: BJP has a ‘development’ list, but in PM seat too, ‘national security’ trumps all

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.

SC dismisses ex-BSF constable's plea challenging rejection of nomination papers from Varanasi

Yadav wanted to contest the polls from Varanasi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a ticket from the Opposition alliance in Uttar Pradesh, comprising the SP, BSP and RLD.

Ex-BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav moves SC over nomination from Varanasi being rejected

Tej Bahadur Yadav, who served in the Border Security Force, rose to fame after a video of him complaining of the food given to security personnel went viral on social media in 2017. He was later sacked from his post.

Dismissed BSF jawan Tej Bahadur's nomination from Varanasi rejected, says he'll move SC

Earlier in the day, he had alleged the BJP was creating "roadblocks" in his nomination process to "prevent" him from contesting elections against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi.

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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.

Holi celebrated at Manikarnika (shamshan) Ghat in Varanasi

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.

Migratory birds attract tourists along Ganga in Varanasi

These yearly visitors fly several miles away from the cold Arctic regions of Siberia and prefer warmer climate along the Gangetic belt during winters.

Kolkata, Varanasi gear up for the final phase of voting

Bihar, Kolkata and Uttar Pradesh are abuzz with poll fervour ahead of the ninth and final phase of voting.

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PM Modi attends BHU's convocation ceremony

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

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

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

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

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.