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In Varanasi, Modi raps previous governments for not cleaning Ganga

30 Dec 2018

In Varanasi, Modi raps previous governments for not cleaning Ganga

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at previous governments for not cleaning river Ganga and noted not money but clean intentions were needed to achieve it.

Train 18 to make commercial debut on December 29

20 Dec 2018

Train 18 to make commercial debut on December 29

India's fastest indigenously manufactured train, Train 18, is all set to make its debut before the end of this year.

If Hanuman is Dalit, show his 'caste-certificate', demands Shivpal Yadav

08 Dec 2018

If Hanuman is Dalit, show his 'caste-certificate', demands Shivpal Yadav

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath recently sparked a controversy by calling Lord Hanuman a Dalit, which was followed by a widespread debate.

PM Modi inaugurates India's first inland waterway: Details here

12 Nov 2018

PM Modi inaugurates India's first inland waterway: Details here

On Monday, a vessel carrying PEPSICO (India) cargo docked at the holy city of Varanasi, marking India's first inland voyage by a container ship since it gained Independence.

Will 'Shotgun' Shatrughan take on Modi in Varanasi next year?

12 Oct 2018

Will 'Shotgun' Shatrughan take on Modi in Varanasi next year?

Shatrughan Sinha, also known as Shotgun, might compete with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections in the PM's own constituency, Varanasi.

PM Modi's constituency Varanasi among the new RAF bases

07 Oct 2018

PM Modi's constituency Varanasi among the new RAF bases

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Varanasi, will be a new base for the Rapid Action Force (RAF), the specialized blue dungaree donning anti-riot and crowd control paramilitary unit of the country.

Modi gifts projects worth Rs. 500crore to his constituency, Varanasi

18 Sep 2018

Modi gifts projects worth Rs. 500crore to his constituency, Varanasi

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced development projects worth Rs. 500 crore while addressing a meeting in Varanasi, his Lok Sabha constituency.

UP: Under-construction flyover collapses, many feared trapped; rescue operations underway

11 Aug 2018

UP: Under-construction flyover collapses, many feared trapped; rescue operations underway

On Saturday morning, a lintel of a flyover on National Highway 28 in Uttar Pradesh's Basti collapsed.

Passenger's tweet saves 26 minor girls from being trafficked

07 Jul 2018

Passenger's tweet saves 26 minor girls from being trafficked

Thanks to a tweet by a passenger, 26 underage girls who were being trafficked via the Muzaffarpur-Bandra Awadh Express were rescued by the GRP and the RPF.

Varanasi-flyover collapse: Since November, five letters were written to firm

17 May 2018

Varanasi-flyover collapse: Since November, five letters were written to firm

The Uttar Pradesh police has claimed of sending five letters to UP State Bridge Corporation (UPSBC) since November for not following traffic safety regulations during construction of the flyover, a section of whose collapse, on Wednesday in Varanasi, left 18 people dead.

Varanasi flyover collapse: Construction agency was probed earlier too

16 May 2018

Varanasi flyover collapse: Construction agency was probed earlier too

Following the collapse of an under-construction flyover in Varanasi which killed at least 18 people, the Uttar Pradesh state government has formed a three-member committee to probe the cause of the collapse.

Varanasi: Under-construction flyover collapses killing 12; many others trapped

15 May 2018

Varanasi: Under-construction flyover collapses killing 12; many others trapped

In a tragic incident, at least 12 people lost their lives when an under-construction flyover collapsed in Varanasi's Cantonment area in Uttar Pradesh.

Demonetization Part-2? ATMs across India run out of cash

17 Apr 2018

Demonetization Part-2? ATMs across India run out of cash

People in several states including Delhi, Telangana and Gujarat are facing an unexpected cash crunch as ATMs run out of money.

Varanasi finally becomes 'wireless': Here are the details

25 Mar 2018

Varanasi finally becomes 'wireless': Here are the details

Varanasi, which is touted to be one of the world's oldest cities, is finally having its overhead power cables dismantled, 86 years after the city first got electricity.

Varanasi Brahmins burn 500 quintals of wood to "reduce pollution"

19 Mar 2018

Varanasi Brahmins burn 500 quintals of wood to "reduce pollution"

In a democracy, protests/rallies are a strong tool of the people, but sometimes, they just miss the mark.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat arrives in Varanasi; Congress protests

16 Feb 2018

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat arrives in Varanasi; Congress protests

To entice more people to join the RSS, supremo Mohan Bhagwat has begun a five-day tour of PM Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi.

Syringes, cotton left inside woman's stomach during Varanasi hospital surgeries

11 Feb 2018

Syringes, cotton left inside woman's stomach during Varanasi hospital surgeries

Doctors at Sir Sunderlal Hospital (Varanasi) left syringes inside a patient's stomach during a surgery in 2017, reports say.

Adding to makers' woes, Padmaavat leaked online on release day

25 Jan 2018

Adding to makers' woes, Padmaavat leaked online on release day

The same day Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial Padmaavat released after a lengthy battle, admins of a Facebook page decided to leak the whole movie online.

Schools forced to shut as Padmaavat releases

25 Jan 2018

Schools forced to shut as Padmaavat releases

Protests over Padmaavat reached a violent high as the movie released today. School-buses have been attacked, self-immolation attempts made and rioters clashed with police.

PM Modi's adopted village Jayapur has plunged into darkness

18 Jan 2018

PM Modi's adopted village Jayapur has plunged into darkness

In November'14, PM Narendra Modi adopted Jayapur village in Varanasi. Soon, it was illuminated with solar street lights.

Couple out on a date gets married, courtesy Varanasi police

16 Dec 2017

Couple out on a date gets married, courtesy Varanasi police

In a bizarre incident, a young couple out on a date in a park in Varanasi was married off by the local police.

Delhi's problem is everyone's problem: How other cities are suffering

12 Nov 2017

Delhi's problem is everyone's problem: How other cities are suffering

Delhi's smog isn't affecting just the capital. Impact of the dismal air quality is being felt in all cities in northern India.

Salman Khurshid 'thrown out' from Islam for worshipping Lord Ram

30 Oct 2017

Salman Khurshid 'thrown out' from Islam for worshipping Lord Ram

Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid has been 'ousted' from Islam by the Darul Uloom Deoband.

BHU chief proctor takes moral responsibility, resigns over violence

27 Sep 2017

BHU chief proctor takes moral responsibility, resigns over violence

BHU's Chief Proctor ON Singh has resigned after taking moral responsibility for the violence on the university campus following the alleged molestation of a student.

Mahamana Express in "bad condition" after maiden journey; passenger-amenities stolen

26 Sep 2017

Mahamana Express in "bad condition" after maiden journey; passenger-amenities stolen

When the high-profile Varanasi-Vadodara Mahamana Express returned to Vadodara after its very first trip, railway officials were shocked to find some passenger amenities on the train were missing!

BHU could have avoided the controversy, says probe report

26 Sep 2017

BHU could have avoided the controversy, says probe report

On September 26, an investigation by Varanasi Commissioner Nitin Gokarn into the unrest at BHU held the university administration responsible for the violence.

BHU vice-chancellor: 'Can't run university if listen to every girl'

26 Sep 2017

BHU vice-chancellor: 'Can't run university if listen to every girl'

BHU Vice-Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi said the molestation incident that led to student protests and a lathi charge was "created by outsiders" with "vested interests."

BHU violence: Modi and Shah discuss lathi-charge incident with Yogi

25 Sep 2017

BHU violence: Modi and Shah discuss lathi-charge incident with Yogi

On September 25, during the BJP's National Executive meet's sidelines, PM Modi and Amit Shah discussed the police lathi-charge incident in Varanasi's Banaras Hindu University (BHU) with UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

Varanasi Day 2: Modi lays foundation for toilet, addresses farmers

23 Sep 2017

Varanasi Day 2: Modi lays foundation for toilet, addresses farmers

On his second day in Varanasi, PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation for toilets as part of the Swachhata Mission at Shahanshahpur before addressing farmers at a Pashudhan Arogya Mela.

What will Modi do on his two-day visit to Varanasi?

22 Sep 2017

What will Modi do on his two-day visit to Varanasi?

In his first visit to Varanasi since BJP's landslide victory in the UP Assembly elections, PM Modi has a string of inaugurations and visits lined up. Varanasi is his LS constituency; he calls it his "second home."

What has prompted Varanasi's transformation with state-of-the-art infrastructure?

20 Sep 2017

What has prompted Varanasi's transformation with state-of-the-art infrastructure?

PM Modi's LS constituency Varanasi is in the midst of a complete makeover after being included in the government's Smart Cities Mission in the second phase.

Happy Birthday Premchand: Your memories live on!

31 Jul 2017

Happy Birthday Premchand: Your memories live on!

Some of us may know him from our old Hindi textbooks. Some may even have heard his name mentioned among other stalwarts of Hindi literature.

Varanasi had 0 clean-air-days in 2015

14 Dec 2016

Varanasi had 0 clean-air-days in 2015

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), people in Varanasi, Allahabad and Gwalior did not have even a single "good air day" all through 2015.

Nitin Gadkari lays foundation of multi-modal terminal at Varanasi

13 Aug 2016

Nitin Gadkari lays foundation of multi-modal terminal at Varanasi

Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of a Rs.211-crore multi-modal terminal at Varanasi on Friday and flagged-off trial-run of two vessels.