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Amit Shah to hold election masterclass for 700 BJP leaders in Varanasi ahead of UP Assembly polls
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Amit Shah to hold election masterclass for 700 BJP leaders in Varanasi ahead of UP Assembly polls

Shah will be going to Akhilesh Yadav’s constituency Azamgarh on 13 November for a rally, as reported first by News18 on 6 November

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Health Infra Mission in Varanasi
India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Health Infra Mission in Varanasi

The objective of PMASBY is to fill gaps in public health infrastructure, especially in critical care facilities and primary care in both urban and rural areas

Lakhimpur Kheri: 'Fight for justice will continue', vows Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at Kisan Nyay rally
India

Lakhimpur Kheri: 'Fight for justice will continue', vows Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at Kisan Nyay rally

The Congress general secretary demanded the dismissal of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra and the arrest of those behind the Lakhimpur Kheri violence

Joi Baba Felunath: How a child's misgivings about gods open Satyajit Ray's detective thriller on fake godmen
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Joi Baba Felunath: How a child's misgivings about gods open Satyajit Ray's detective thriller on fake godmen

Satyajit Ray’s second Feluda film Joi Baba Felunath is a detective story that makes fine use of Varanasi as a setting – while also critiquing showy displays of religiosity.

PM in Varanasi today: Uttar Pradesh's efforts in combating COVID-19 'commendable', says Modi
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PM in Varanasi today: Uttar Pradesh's efforts in combating COVID-19 'commendable', says Modi

The prime minister also inaugurated projects worth around Rs 744 crore and laid the foundation stones of several projects and public works worth about Rs 839 crore

Narendra Modi in Varanasi: PM inaugurates multi-crore projects in his LS constituency
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Narendra Modi in Varanasi: PM inaugurates multi-crore projects in his LS constituency

This visit comes at a time when the BJP is all set to kickstart its Assembly election campaign as Modi is expected to address a public meeting after the inaugurations of the projects

Rani Lakshmibai Death Anniversary: History, significance of queen who fought for India's freedom struggle
India

Rani Lakshmibai Death Anniversary: History, significance of queen who fought for India's freedom struggle

Rani Lakshmibai played an important role in the revolt of 1857, which was known as the first war of independence. While bravely fighting against the imperial forces, she succumbed to battle injuries on 17 June, 1858 near Gwalior.

COVID-19 deaths in Varanasi: Govt data says 227 died last month, but Manikarnika Ghat officials report 1,500 cremations in one April week alone
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COVID-19 deaths in Varanasi: Govt data says 227 died last month, but Manikarnika Ghat officials report 1,500 cremations in one April week alone

District officials in Modi's constituency either blamed private hospitals of under-reporting deaths or claimed most of those brought to be cremated or interred in Varanasi were from some other part of Uttar Pradesh.

In The City of Good Death, author Priyanka Champaneri weaves a layered story around a death hostel in Varanasi 
Arts & Culture

In The City of Good Death, author Priyanka Champaneri weaves a layered story around a death hostel in Varanasi 

Champaneri's inspired work juggles the natural and the supernatural, the ghats and the grief that abound in Kashi as well as the rites and rituals surrounding death, with ease.

COVID-19 deaths in UP: Queues at cremation grounds, data discrepancies belie state govt's claims
India

COVID-19 deaths in UP: Queues at cremation grounds, data discrepancies belie state govt's claims

When official claims are scrutinised in the context of long queues at cremation grounds and large-scale discrepancies in data, the picture becomes even more alarming.

India's second wave of COVID-19 spills on to social media as supply of oxygen, medicines dwindle
India

India's second wave of COVID-19 spills on to social media as supply of oxygen, medicines dwindle

As Indians turned to social media in search of COVID-19 beds and other essentials, their cries for help left behind a trail of how the crisis escalated and the dangers coronavirus still poses

Narendra Modi seeks to allay fears over Covaxin, says vaccine was launched only after go-ahead from scientists
India

Narendra Modi seeks to allay fears over Covaxin, says vaccine was launched only after go-ahead from scientists

The prime minister had launched the inoculation drive on 16 January, however, authorities are grappling with hesitancy among the health and frontline workers who were selected to receive the vaccine in the initial phase

Varanasi’s toxic air quality is emblematic of wider malaise affecting entire Indo-Gangetic plain
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Varanasi’s toxic air quality is emblematic of wider malaise affecting entire Indo-Gangetic plain

In 2017, CPCB called Varanasi the most polluted city in the country, while in 2018, WHO listed it as the third most polluted city in the world

UP MLC polls: SP wrests Varanasi, Allahabad-Jhansi seats from BJP; saffron party wins Agra
India

UP MLC polls: SP wrests Varanasi, Allahabad-Jhansi seats from BJP; saffron party wins Agra

Counting of votes for the Meerut and Lucknow Graduates' seat was ongoing as of 9.55 pm, and the results are expected late in the night, state Chief Electoral Officer Ajay Kumar Shukla said

SC dismisses sacked BSF jawan's plea challenging Narendra Modi's election from Varanasi in 2019 Lok Sabha polls
India

SC dismisses sacked BSF jawan's plea challenging Narendra Modi's election from Varanasi in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

The apex court upheld the Allahabad High Court judgment dismissing Tej Bahadur Yadav's election petition against the poll panel's decision to reject his nomination papers

SC reserves order on Tej Bahadur's plea against rejection of nomination paper to contest against Narendra Modi
Politics

SC reserves order on Tej Bahadur's plea against rejection of nomination paper to contest against Narendra Modi

Tej Bahadur had moved the SC after the Allahabad High Court dismissed his petition against the election commission's decision to reject his nomination papers during the 2019 Lok Sabha election. He was dismissed from BSF in 2017 after he posted a video online complaining about the quality of food served to the troops

I-T Department seizes Rs 1.25 cr cash in UP and Bihar raids on businessman and bank chairman
India

I-T Department seizes Rs 1.25 cr cash in UP and Bihar raids on businessman and bank chairman

Though the CBDT did not identify those who were raided, sources said the businessman has links with a political party in election-bound Bihar

Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh to be first woman pilot to join Rafale fleet, to make drastic shift from IAF's oldest MiG-21 Bison
India

Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh to be first woman pilot to join Rafale fleet, to make drastic shift from IAF's oldest MiG-21 Bison

Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh currently flies the force’s oldest jet MiG-21 Bison and is undergoing conversion training before she moves to the Rafale fighter aircraft

Allahabad HC issues notices to Varanasi DM, SSP over BHU student's disappearance
India

Allahabad HC issues notices to Varanasi DM, SSP over BHU student's disappearance

Shiv Kumar Trivedi, a second-year BSc student at the BHU, was picked up by the police on 12 February and taken to the Lanka police station in Varanasi. He has been missing since then

Journeying along the Ganga, in photos: The past, present and future of India's holiest river
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Journeying along the Ganga, in photos: The past, present and future of India's holiest river

For more than 1,700 miles, stretching from the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, the Ganga flows across the plains like a timeline of India's past, nourishing an extraordinary wealth of life.