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Nepalese tonsured in UP, forced to shout "Jai Shri Ram"

17 Jul 2020

Nepalese tonsured in UP, forced to shout "Jai Shri Ram"

In a deplorable incident, a youth said to be a citizen of Nepal was tortured in Uttar Pradesh and forced to shout "Jai Shri Ram", in what is being viewed as a fallout of the Prime Minister KP Oli's remark that the Hindu deity belonged to his country.

Coronavirus: Section-144 extended till April 30 in Gautam Buddh Nagar

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.

Mauritius President stopped at Varanasi airport over excess baggage

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.

Anti-CAA protests: Jailed activist reunites with 14-month-old daughter after weeks

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.

'Brahmastra' delayed again! It will now release in Winter 2020

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.

This man developed 'Iron Man' suit to help Indian Army

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.

UP: Students clash at BHU, resort to stone pelting

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.

Narendra Modi's election from Varanasi challenged, Allahabad HC issues notice

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.

In Varanasi, PM Modi to launch BJP's membership drive

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.

Uttar Pradesh: Same-sex marriage of cousin girls shocks Varanasi

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.

IIT-Hyderabad student commits suicide; said wasn't worthy of being missed

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.

UP: Rape-accused BSP MP surrenders, gets 14-days remand

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.

Rapper Hard Kaur booked with sedition for comments on Adityanath

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.

Ranbir lets his fan sit on floor, gets brutally trolled

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.

Here's how much Alia Bhatt's cool Gucci leather bag costs

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.

Gujarat: Train hawker, who mocks politicians, arrested

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.

West Bengal: BJP worker shot dead, two detained

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.

In seventh phase of elections, PM Modi tests his fate

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.

Top BJP leaders, ministers campaign for PM Modi in Varanasi

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.

"If all goes well". Mayawati drops hints about PM contest

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".

Varanasi: EC cancels nomination of PM Modi's opponent Tej Bahadur

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.

SP replaces Varanasi candidate, fields sacked-soldier Tej Bahadur against 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.

PM Modi files nomination from Varanasi in allies' presence

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.

After successful roadshow, PM Modi talks about Pulwama attack (again)

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.

No Priyanka v/s Modi in Varanasi, Congress fields Ajay Rai

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.

Priyanka Gandhi will be seen as 'thief's wife': Uma Bharti

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".

Priyanka v/s Modi in Varanasi? Congress keeps up with suspense

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.

Accused in BHU student's murder-case arrested after encounter with police

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.

#LokSabhaElections: These candidates will contest against PM Modi in Varanasi

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.

#Elections2019: Sacked BSF-jawan to contest against PM Modi in Varanasi

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.

Aam Aadmi Party: The good, the bad, the ugly

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.

Should I contest from Varanasi, asks Priyanka Gandhi

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.

BJP asked me to not contest polls: Murli Manohar Joshi

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.

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

17 Mar 2019

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.

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

12 Mar 2019

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.

Train 18 hits motorcycle, bull; woes continue

22 Feb 2019

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.

Identify those who promote caste discrimination for 'self-interest': PM Modi

19 Feb 2019

Identify those who promote caste discrimination for 'self-interest': PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi today invoked Sant Ravidas, a mystic poet of the Bhakti Movement, on his birth anniversary to urge people to end caste discrimination and identify those who promote it for "self-interest".

India's first semi-high speed train, Vande Bharat Express, begins commercial-run

17 Feb 2019

India's first semi-high speed train, Vande Bharat Express, begins commercial-run

The Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, began its first commercial run today, a day after it broke down on its way to Delhi from Varanasi.

Train 18: AC chair car, executive class fares announced

11 Feb 2019

Train 18: AC chair car, executive class fares announced

Ticket fares of Vande Bharat Express or Train 18, which will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, was announced today.

Waterways to Bangladesh via Varanasi would be developed: Nitin Gadkari

09 Feb 2019

Waterways to Bangladesh via Varanasi would be developed: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said yesterday that waterways to facilitate smooth travel to Bangladesh via Varanasi would be developed in the Saryu river.