Varanasi: News

13 Nov 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Museums, food courts, guesthouses: PM Modi's Kashi Vishwanath project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the Kashi Vishwanath Dham project in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on December 13.

25 Oct 2021

Narendra Modi

PM launches Rs. 64,000 crore health infrastructure scheme from Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived in Uttar Pradesh to launch the Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana (PMASBY).

10 Oct 2021

Narendra Modi

UP government shielding Minister's son: Priyanka Gandhi on Lakhimpur Kheri

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said Sunday that the victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident have no hope for justice as the UP government is shielding the accused, the son of a Union Minister.

28 Sep 2021


'The Brittle Thread' to premiere at Tokyo International Film Festival

Indian filmmaker Ritesh Sharma's feature directorial debut The Brittle Thread (Jhini Bini Chadariya) is set to have its world premiere at the 34th Tokyo International Film Festival, the makers announced on Tuesday.

26 Jul 2021

Uttar Pradesh Police

UP police seizes Phoolan Devi statue before installation

The police and district administration Sunday seized a statue of dacoit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi before it was installed at Amilhara village and did not allow Bihar minister Mukesh Sahani to exit the Varanasi airport for attending the installation ceremony, officials said.

15 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

Varanasi: PM Modi to inaugurate Rs. 1,500cr-worth development projects today

PM Narendra Modi is on a visit to his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday to inaugurate numerous development projects related to tourism, health, education, and road and water transport worth over Rs. 1,500 crore.

13 May 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Floating bodies found in Varanasi; more found buried in Unnao

Days after dozens of decomposing dead bodies were seen floating in Ganga river 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

Yogi Adityanath

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

Kashi Vishwanath

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

Uttar Pradesh

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

Narendra Modi

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.

28 Oct 2020

Uttar Pradesh

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.

29 Feb 2020

Uttar Pradesh

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

The Telegraph

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

Pakistan News

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.

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

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

Narendra Modi

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.

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

Uttar Pradesh

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.

10 Jun 2019

Alia Bhatt

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.

17 May 2019

Narendra Modi

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.

01 May 2019

Narendra Modi

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

Narendra Modi

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

Narendra Modi

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

Narendra Modi

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

Narendra Modi

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.

14 Apr 2019

Narendra Modi

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

Narendra Modi

#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

Narendra Modi

#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.

29 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

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

Narendra Modi

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.

17 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

Weeks after appointment, Priyanka gets into campaign-mode with boat ride

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the in-charge of Congress for UP East, will take a boat ride from Prayagraj on Monday, the party has confirmed.

12 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

Puri or Varanasi: Where will PM Modi contest elections from?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest from Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, just like the last Lok Sabha elections, NDTV reports.

22 Feb 2019

Indian Railways

Train 18 hits motorcycle, bull; woes continue

Days after it broke down after launch, Train 18, also known as the Vande Bharat Express, ran into several problems again on Wednesday.