13 May 2021
Floating bodies found in Varanasi; more found buried in Unnao
Days after dozens of decomposing dead bodies were seen floating in Ganga waters of Bihar's Buxar district, at least four corpses turned up in different parts of the river along Varanasi ghats on Wednesday.
12 Apr 2021
Uttar Pradesh: Varanasi to be known as Sanskrit City
Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, which is also the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be known as Sanskrit City, owing to the high number of schools on the subject there.
09 Apr 2021
Varanasi: Controversial BJP MLA says Gyanwapi mosque will be removed
Controversial BJP MLA Surendra Singh on Friday waded into the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanwapi mosque row, saying the mosque will be removed and India will become a "Hindu Rashtra" soon.
12 Feb 2021
Human skeleton found in Varanasi college used as quarantine center
A human skeleton was found at a college in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, that is being used as a COVID-19 quarantine center.
30 Nov 2020
India giving befitting reply to anti-national forces: Modi in Varanasi
India is giving a befitting reply to anti-national forces within and outside of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday.
30 Nov 2020
Our intentions as holy as Ganga: PM amid farmers' protest
Miles away from where farmers have launched a massive agitation against the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attempted to reach out to them by saying that the new laws will empower them.
28 Oct 2020
Bhojpuri singer Golu Raja injured in celebratory firing, is stable
In a clear case of celebrations turning sour, a Bhojpuri singer and actor, Golu Raja, was injured during firing at the birthday party of a BJP leader's son on Monday.
17 Jul 2020
Nepalese tonsured in UP, forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram"
In a deplorable incident, a youth, said to be a citizen of Nepal, was tortured in Uttar Pradesh and forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram." The incident is being viewed as a fallout of the Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli's remark that the Hindu deity belonged to his country.
05 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: Section-144 extended till April 30 in Gautam Buddh Nagar
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) have been extended in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar district till the end of April.
29 Feb 2020
Mauritius President stopped at Varanasi airport over excess baggage
Mauritius President Prithvirajsing Roopun was reportedly stopped at the international airport in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
02 Jan 2020
Anti-CAA protests: Jailed activist reunites with 14-month-old daughter after weeks
For weeks now, baby Ayra (or Champak as she is called at home), was living with her relatives as her activist parents, Ekta and Ravi Shekhar, were jailed for participating in the anti-Citizenship Act protests in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi.
09 Dec 2019
'Brahmastra' delayed again! It will now release in Winter 2020
In what would come as a disappointment for Bollywood fans, Ayan Mukerji's much-awaited superhero film Brahmastra has been postponed yet again.
19 Nov 2019
This man developed 'Iron Man' suit to help Indian Army
If you love Iron Man, you will surely appreciate the efforts of this Varanasi-based man who has designed an Iron Man suit of his own.
14 Nov 2019
UP: Students clash at BHU, resort to stone pelting
Just a day after Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) partially rolled back the proposed fee-hike amid protests by students, another news of students' clash, this time from Varanasi, has surfaced.
20 Jul 2019
Narendra Modi's election from Varanasi challenged, Allahabad HC issues notice
On Friday, the Allahabad High Court issued a notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection to a plea challenging his election from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat.
06 Jul 2019
In Varanasi, PM Modi to launch BJP's membership drive
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi, on Saturday to launch BJP's nationwide membership drive.
04 Jul 2019
Uttar Pradesh: Same-sex marriage of cousin girls shocks Varanasi
A temple in Varanasi witnessed a peculiar event on Tuesday, after two cousins, dressed in jeans and t-shirts, married one another.
03 Jul 2019
IIT-Hyderabad student commits suicide; said wasn't worthy of being missed
In a tragic incident, a student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, allegedly killed himself by hanging from the ceiling fan in his hostel room, the police said on Tuesday.
22 Jun 2019
UP: Rape-accused BSP MP surrenders, gets 14-days remand
Bahujan Samaj Party MP Atul Rai, who had been absconding for a month after being accused of rape, finally surrendered on Saturday before a Varanasi court.
20 Jun 2019
Rapper Hard Kaur booked with sedition for comments on Adityanath
A case has been filed against UK-based rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as Hard Kaur, for her comments against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, RSS, and its chief Mohan Bhagwat.
10 Jun 2019
Ranbir lets his fan sit on floor, gets brutally trolled
For some fans, there really isn't a difference between celebrities and Gods. They resort to different ways to show their reverence.
02 Jun 2019
Here's how much Alia Bhatt's cool Gucci leather bag costs
Apart from her acting prowess, Bollywood beauty Alia Bhatt is known for her great fashion sense.
02 Jun 2019
Gujarat: Train hawker, who mocks politicians, arrested
If you have been active on social media, you must have come across a video featuring a train hawker.
27 May 2019
West Bengal: BJP worker shot dead, two detained
A BJP worker was shot dead in West Bengal's Bhatapara of North 24 Parganas district on Sunday night, forcing authorities to step up security in the area.
19 May 2019
In seventh phase of elections, PM Modi tests his fate
The final phase of 2019 general elections started on Sunday. Voters in 59 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across eight states namely Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Chandigarh, got inked.
17 May 2019
Top BJP leaders, ministers campaign for PM Modi in Varanasi
Top Union ministers and BJP leaders have been campaigning in PM Narendra Modi's Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh with an aim to not only win but break the record for margin of victory in the constituency.
07 May 2019
"If all goes well". Mayawati drops hints about PM contest
Giving a more than obvious statement that she is a contender for Prime Minister post, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Sunday said she will contest elections from Ambedkar Nagar "if all goes well".
01 May 2019
Varanasi: EC cancels nomination of PM Modi's opponent Tej Bahadur
On Wednesday, the Election Commission canceled the nomination of Tej Bahadur Yadav, the former BSF jawan, who was contesting from Varanasi as a Samajwadi Party candidate opposite Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
29 Apr 2019
SP replaces Varanasi candidate, fields sacked-soldier Tej Bahadur against Modi
In what seems like a bid to make the battle for Varanasi in elections more interesting, Samajwadi Party replaced its candidate with Tej Bahadur Yadav, the sacked BSF jawan who had complained about poor food.
26 Apr 2019
PM Modi files nomination from Varanasi in allies' presence
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in the presence of top BJP leaders and allies.
26 Apr 2019
After successful roadshow, PM Modi talks about Pulwama attack (again)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who held a massive roadshow in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Thursday, said India would not tolerate terror. Once again, he invoked the Pulwama attack in his address from Dashashwamedh Ghat.
25 Apr 2019
No Priyanka v/s Modi in Varanasi, Congress fields Ajay Rai
Ending weeks of speculations, Congress didn't field Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from Varanasi and gave a ticket to Ajay Rai instead.
17 Apr 2019
Priyanka Gandhi will be seen as 'thief's wife': Uma Bharti
In what marks as another low in political discourse, Union Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said people of country would see Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as "thief's wife".
14 Apr 2019
Priyanka v/s Modi in Varanasi? Congress keeps up with suspense
On Saturday, Congress announced a fresh list of nine candidates for Uttar Pradesh for upcoming Lok Sabha polls but remained mum on Varanasi.
13 Apr 2019
Accused in BHU student's murder-case arrested after encounter with police
A wanted criminal, who was on the run after allegedly killing Banaras Hindu University student Gaurav Singh, has been arrested following an exchange of fire with police.
13 Apr 2019
#LokSabhaElections: These candidates will contest against PM Modi in Varanasi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a re-election from Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh and the seat will naturally be closely watched.
30 Mar 2019
#Elections2019: Sacked BSF-jawan to contest against PM Modi in Varanasi
Former BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was dismissed from service in 2017 after he complained about the bad quality of food being served to the security forces in a video, has announced that he will be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
30 Mar 2019
Aam Aadmi Party: The good, the bad, the ugly
For weeks now, political circles have been busy with a question: Will they, won't they? The "they" signifying a probable alliance between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress for the ensuing summer elections. More so because AAP has been Congress' staunch critic.
29 Mar 2019
Should I contest from Varanasi, asks Priyanka Gandhi
On Thursday, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was suggested by party workers in Raebareli to contest from the constituency, and the general secretary of Congress had a surprising answer.
26 Mar 2019
BJP asked me to not contest polls: Murli Manohar Joshi
Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Tuesday confirmed that the party has asked him to not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.