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Tuesday, January 19, 2021



PM Modi's Varanasi office listed on OLX for 'sale'; 4 arrested

December 18, 2020 3:58 pm

The accused had taken a picture of the "Jansampark Kaaryalay (public relations office)" of Modi, who represents Varanasi in the Lok Sabha, and put it "up for sale" on OLX website, the police said.

IAS officer, on duty for Legislative Council polls in Varanasi, dies of cardiac arrest

December 05, 2020 2:10 pm

The 1998-batch officer had been posted in Varanasi as an observer for the ongoing elections to teachers’ constituency and graduates’ constituency in Varanasi.

Explained: The journey of an Annapurna idol, from Varanasi to Canada and back

December 01, 2020 7:17 am

In the November 29 episode of Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that an ancient idol of the goddess Annapurna, stolen from India about a century ago, is being brought back from Canada.

Explained: Why the 200-year Ramnagar ki Ramlila has an important place in India's art history

October 23, 2020 12:13 pm

This year, the pandemic has forced Ramnagar ki Ramlila to do what it has always resisted — change.

'Dom Raja' of Varanasi, who proposed Modi's name in LS polls, passes away; PM expresses grief

August 25, 2020 6:55 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed deep sorrow over the death of Varanasi's 'Dom Raja' Jagdish Chaudhary and said he represented the eternal traditions of the holy city.

Health officials to report only to CMO, orders magistrate after Varanasi doctors threaten to resign

August 14, 2020 6:51 am

The medical officers said the SDM declared “our incomplete targets a criminal activity and threatened to register FIR against us”, putting them under “unnecessary pressure”.

Over 1 lakh tests done: 3,578 fresh Covid cases in 24 hours

July 28, 2020 11:45 am

The spike comes even as the state has claimed to have conducted more than one lakh tests on Sunday at a positivity rate of 3.34 per cent.

PM Modi: Despite large population, UP has managed to control COVID-19 spread

July 09, 2020 1:35 pm

PM Modi also applauded the contribution of people, authorities and NGOs of Varanasi in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and urged citizens to strictly adhere to guidelines to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

PM Modi meets rickshaw puller in Varanasi who invited him to daughter's wedding

February 18, 2020 1:19 pm

A resident of Domri village adopted by PM Modi, Kewat had sent an invitation card to Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and had urged him to visit for his daughter's wedding on February 12.

ABVP loses all four seats to NSUI at Sanskrit University in Varanasi

January 10, 2020 6:58 am

In the results announced on Wednesday, the candidate of NSUI, the students' wing of Congress, Shivam Shukla won the president post with a margin of 485 votes out of the total 988 votes polled.


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.

Holi celebrated at Manikarnika (shamshan) Ghat in Varanasi

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.

Migratory birds attract tourists along Ganga in Varanasi

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.


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.