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Accept Babri ruling in interest of peace, hope Mathura, Kashi mosques won't be disturbed, say Ayodhya's Muslims
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Accept Babri ruling in interest of peace, hope Mathura, Kashi mosques won't be disturbed, say Ayodhya's Muslims

Some, however, hoped that the CBI would appeal the CBI court ruling to "complete due process". Others hoped this would bring closure to the entire Ayodhya episode

Varanasi's weavers disown poet-saint Kabir, as his legacy stands threatened over communal tension
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Varanasi's weavers disown poet-saint Kabir, as his legacy stands threatened over communal tension

Kabir, the 15th century Bhakti poet-saint, is now facing a crisis in his legacy and ownership. Believed to have belonged to a community of weavers, the man who preached secularism, has been banished by his own people, the weavers' community comprising a large section of Muslims, who refuse to even visit his Math in Varanasi.

Burning ghats of Benaras: In the holy city, death wears many faces, is both grand and mundane
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Burning ghats of Benaras: In the holy city, death wears many faces, is both grand and mundane

Perched between the realm of god and men is Benaras or the ‘City of Light and Lore’ by the river Ganges, archaically known as ‘Kashi’. Its ghats shine blindingly with unwavering faith in something greater than the self, but now, spiritual corruption abounds in its lanes.

Narendra Modi in Varanasi Updates: 'Professional pessimists question $5 trillion economy goal,' PM urges everyone to put in effort to achieve target
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Narendra Modi in Varanasi Updates: 'Professional pessimists question $5 trillion economy goal,' PM urges everyone to put in effort to achieve target

Narendra Modi in Varanasi Updates|Urging every party worker to put in collective effort to achieve the goal of making India a $5 trillion economy, Narendra Modi asked them to be wary of "professional pessimistic", who think the target is unattainable.

Narendra Modi's Kashi-Viswanath Temple Corridor gets boost as SC clears demolition of shops hindering progress in Varanasi project
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Narendra Modi's Kashi-Viswanath Temple Corridor gets boost as SC clears demolition of shops hindering progress in Varanasi project

The Supreme Court cleared the demolition of six shops in Varanasi that were seen as a thorn in the side of the Rs 600-crore Kashi-Viswanath Temple Corridor project, which would create an open 50-feet wide corridor between the Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Temple complex and the adjacent Ganges’ Manikarnika and Lalita ghats

Daily Bulletin: After winning Varanasi by margin of over 4 lakh votes, Narendra Modi to visit home constituency today; Rajeev Kumar summoned by CBI; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: After winning Varanasi by margin of over 4 lakh votes, Narendra Modi to visit home constituency today; Rajeev Kumar summoned by CBI; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: EC's plea against Robert Vadra to come up in a Delhi court today, Narendra Modi will address BJP workers in Varanasi after visiting the Kashi Vishwanath temple, and more

Lok Sabha election: Narendra Modi issues 'emotional' message to people of Varanasi, appeals for high voter turnout in Phase 7
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Lok Sabha election: Narendra Modi issues 'emotional' message to people of Varanasi, appeals for high voter turnout in Phase 7

Calling himself a 'Kashi vaasi' (resident of Varanasi), Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking re-election from the Lok Sabha seat, issued a message for people of the constituency and sought their blessings for victory.

A potpourri of contestants to fight Narendra Modi in Varanasi: Ex-judge, former jawan, a Kashi high priest, and a PM lookalike
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A potpourri of contestants to fight Narendra Modi in Varanasi: Ex-judge, former jawan, a Kashi high priest, and a PM lookalike

Former Madras High Court judge, Justice CS Karnan also said he will contest elections against Modi from Varanasi.

Ayodhya dispute: National Commission for Minorities chief asks Muslims to be 'big-hearted', makes pitch for mediation
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Ayodhya dispute: National Commission for Minorities chief asks Muslims to be 'big-hearted', makes pitch for mediation

National Commission for Minorities chairperson Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi on Sunday made a strong pitch for mediation in the Ayodhya issue.

Narendra Modi in Varanasi: Close on the heels of LS polls, PM announces projects worth Rs 550 cr in his constituency
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Narendra Modi in Varanasi: Close on the heels of LS polls, PM announces projects worth Rs 550 cr in his constituency

All in all, Modi inaugurated projects worth Rs 55o crores in Varanasi on Tuesday, signalling a desire to strengthen his position in his home turf before the general elections. Whereas, on Monday, on the occasion of his 68th birthday, Modi had interacted with schoolchildren and students of Kashi Vidyapeeth.

Upon Varanasi's ghats: Magical realism in a city that lives in the past
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Upon Varanasi's ghats: Magical realism in a city that lives in the past

Varanasi is a strange city; one foot in the past, one in the present. The word ‘future’ feels out of place here, things just have been and continue to be

Kashi Labh: Rajat Nayyar's film draws a compelling portrait of those who breathe their last in Varanasi
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Kashi Labh: Rajat Nayyar's film draws a compelling portrait of those who breathe their last in Varanasi

Rajat Nayyar spent years documenting the dying, and their families, in Kashi. A film based on his research and experiences, Kashi Labh, is an ethnographic study of death and its process.

Visiting his birth place, PM Narendra Modi remembers 'venom' faced between 2001 and 2014
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Visiting his birth place, PM Narendra Modi remembers 'venom' faced between 2001 and 2014

On his first visit to his birthplace since taking office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his school and said the town had taught him to "drink poison"

UP Election 2017: BJP has all grounds covered as RSS soothes dissatisfaction, campaigns at grassroots level
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UP Election 2017: BJP has all grounds covered as RSS soothes dissatisfaction, campaigns at grassroots level

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is the lifeline of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and is already playing a crucial role in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Election as a grassroots level campaigner and organiser while soothing dissatisfied party workers

PM Modi thanks Shinzo Abe for recalling experience of Kashi visit in Japan
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PM Modi thanks Shinzo Abe for recalling experience of Kashi visit in Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe for sharing with the people of Japan the experiences he had had during their joint visit to Kashi.

Bajirao Mastani review: There's more to love than lament in this beautifully brave film
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Bajirao Mastani review: There's more to love than lament in this beautifully brave film

Despite its shortcomings then, Bajirao Mastani is a brave and beautiful film - beautiful to look at, beautiful in its position on religion, brave in its take on history, brave in its unwillingness to paint religious groups or its primary characters as black or white.

Violence erupts in Varanasi during protest over idol immersion, curfew imposed in four areas
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Violence erupts in Varanasi during protest over idol immersion, curfew imposed in four areas

Violence erupted in the temple town of Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of prime minister Narendra Modi, on Monday when saints and Hindu religious groups taking out a 'Pratikar Yatra' to protest against a lathicharge and ban on immersion of idols in Ganga, turned violent.

Celebrate the birth of your daughter, PM Modi tells adopted village Jayapur
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Celebrate the birth of your daughter, PM Modi tells adopted village Jayapur

"I have not adopted Jayapur. I have come with a request for you to adopt me," said Modi in Varanasi.

'Kashi Vision': Modi recruits Google to execute Varanasi plans
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'Kashi Vision': Modi recruits Google to execute Varanasi plans

Modi has had two meetings with his team of experts on a development plan for Varanasi. He is keen to revive city's lost glory as hub of culture, spiritualism.

Intel alert: UP police tightens security in Ayodhya, Mathura and Varanasi
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Intel alert: UP police tightens security in Ayodhya, Mathura and Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh Police has tightened security arrangements in temple towns of Ayodhya, Mathura and Kashi for the upcoming holy month of Shravan after intelligence inputs of possible disturbances.