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Yogi  Adityanath's Helicopter Emergency Landed In Varanasi After Hitting Bird

Yogi Adityanath's Helicopter Emergency Landed In Varanasi After Hitting Bird

A bird hit the CM's helicopter after it took off from here (Varanasi) for Lucknow, after which it had to land here, District Magistrate Kaushalraj Sharma said.

26 June 2022
Shivling Or Fountain? Discovery In Gyanvapi Mosque Leaves Family Of Priests Divided

Shivling Or Fountain? Discovery In Gyanvapi Mosque Leaves Family Of Priests Divided

While the debate initially started with the right for Hindus to pray at the Shringar Gauri complex, located at a western wall in the backside of the Gyanvapi...

01 June 2022

Mosque Or Temple Won't Fill Stomach: Musicians Lament Loss Of Kashi's Old Culture

As the old city of Kashi swarms with media crews and camerapersons along with throngs of cops waiting on the sidelines, some of the city’s residents lament...

Gyanvapi Case: Varanasi Court Hears Arguments On Plea's Maintainability, Sets Next Hearing On July 4

Gyanvapi Case: Varanasi Court Hears Arguments On Plea's Maintainability, Sets Next Hearing On July 4

The report of the videography survey of Gyanvapi complex would be given to all parties, said the court as per the Hindu side's counsel.

30 May 2022

Varanasi Diary: A Teacher Recalls And Laments Her ‘Lost City’

The people who have lived in this very 'Baba ki Nagri' have lost their roots. Earthly forces have denied them permission to stay close to the divine.

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03 June 2022
Gyanvapi: Whose Land Is It? Check History Of Temples And Mosques In Gyanvapi Complex

Gyanvapi: Whose Land Is It? Check History Of Temples And Mosques In Gyanvapi Complex

If Hindus and Muslims accept the historical facts of Gyanvapi with an open mind, this issue can be resolved amicably, and serve as a model for other disputed...


03 June 2022
ASI Took Just 10 Days To Compile Ayodhya Report, Is It Being Used As A Tool To Serve Political Goal?

ASI Took Just 10 Days To Compile Ayodhya Report, Is It Being Used As A Tool To Serve Political Goal?

The past, present and future of ASI is invariably linked to the shifting political ideologies in the country


03 June 2022
Gyanvapi: Tales Of Fear, Hope And Redemption From Ancient Kashi

Gyanvapi: Tales Of Fear, Hope And Redemption From Ancient Kashi

Gyanvapi Mosque-Kashi Viswanath Temple Dispute: Kashi is where fact, faith and fiction come together to form a unique tapestry of text, subtext and context.


03 June 2022
Will Gyanvapi Set Off Another Ayodhya In India?

Will Gyanvapi Set Off Another Ayodhya In India?

As the campaign to remove the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi gains momentum, another Ayodhya looms large over India.


03 June 2022
Places Of Worship Act, 1991: When A Law Itself Is Put To Trial

Places Of Worship Act, 1991: When A Law Itself Is Put To Trial

While some ruling BJP leaders demand that the Places of Worship Act, 1991 be repealed, legal experts describe it as a weak law with ambiguous clauses


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03 June 2022
Gyanvapi Complex: History Of Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Its Present And Future

Gyanvapi Complex: History Of Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Its Present And Future

The wounds of history may heal if Muslims return Krishna Janmabhoomi and Kashi Vishwanath. It may open the doors to lasting amity between the two communities.


03 June 2022
From Gyanvapi To Mathura: Another Mosque, Another Temple

From Gyanvapi To Mathura: Another Mosque, Another Temple

A maze of ‘shell’ trusts and other bodies—some registered, some not—have been legally contesting the claims on the land on which Mathura’s Shahi...


24 May 2022
Gyanvapi Case: UP Court To Decide On Maintainability On May 26

Gyanvapi Case: UP Court To Decide On Maintainability On May 26

Gyanvapi case: The Uttar Pradesh Court has also given a week's time to both Hindu and Muslim sides to file objections to the report of a court-mandated...


24 May 2022
Gyanvapi Mosque Case: Varanasi Court To Decide Future Course Of Action Today

Gyanvapi Mosque Case: Varanasi Court To Decide Future Course Of Action Today

Gyanvapi Mosque Case: The Supreme Court had earlier transferred the case saying looking at the ‘complexities’ and ‘sensitivity’ of the issue, it is...


21 May 2022
Gyanvapi Mosque Row: Allahabad HC Stays Hearing On Temple-Mosque Conflict Issue Till July 6

Gyanvapi Mosque Row: Allahabad HC Stays Hearing On Temple-Mosque Conflict Issue Till July 6

The decision came after hearing a length petition filed by the Anjuman Intazamiya Masjid of Varanasi and other connected matters. Justice Prakash Padia...


19 May 2022
Gyanvapi Mosque Case: SC Defers Hearing To Friday, Asks Varanasi Court To Not Hold Trial Today

Gyanvapi Mosque Case: SC Defers Hearing To Friday, Asks Varanasi Court To Not Hold Trial Today

The move came after a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and PS Narashima was informed by advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain that lead counsel Hari Shankar...


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15 May 2022
Gyanvapi Masjid Complex Survey Continues Amid Tight Security For 2nd Day

Gyanvapi Masjid Complex Survey Continues Amid Tight Security For 2nd Day

Gyanvapi masjid complex survey was stalled last week amid objections by the mosque committee, which claimed that the advocate commissioner appointed by the...


12 May 2022
Court Rejects Plea To Change Gyanvapi Survey Official, Survey To Be Done By Tuesday

Court Rejects Plea To Change Gyanvapi Survey Official, Survey To Be Done By Tuesday

The court is hearing a plea by some women to allow daily worship of Hindu deities whose idols are on an outer wall of the mosque.


30 May 2022
Gyanvapi Mosque Case Timeline: Varanasi Court Hears Arguments On Plea's Maintainability, Next Hearing On July 4

Gyanvapi Mosque Case Timeline: Varanasi Court Hears Arguments On Plea's Maintainability, Next Hearing On July 4

The Muslim side argued that the petition is not maintainable under the Places of Worship Act 1991.


07 May 2022
Varanasi Court Orders Inspection Survey Outside Gyanvapi Mosque Adjacent To Kashi Vishwanathan Temple

Varanasi Court Orders Inspection Survey Outside Gyanvapi Mosque Adjacent To Kashi Vishwanathan Temple

The counsel for Delhi-based plaintiffs, on whose plea the court had ordered videography and survey of the mosque, said the team would conduct the survey inside...


29 April 2022
Gyanvapi Mosque Near Kashi Vishwanath Temple Not A Waqf Property: Counsel For Temple

Gyanvapi Mosque Near Kashi Vishwanath Temple Not A Waqf Property: Counsel For Temple

Rastogi, however, argued in the court and also explained later to PTI that the Gyanwapi Mosque cannot be said to be a Waqf property because it was not...


20 March 2022
As Years Pass, Kashi Fades

As Years Pass, Kashi Fades

The architecture of the Kashi corridor is a mockery to the sentiments of the city, its dwellers, to the Gods, the saints and the sincere believers. The...


12 March 2022
Banaras Diary: The City Of Gods And Other Stories

Banaras Diary: The City Of Gods And Other Stories

Banaras is the home of Shiva, and like everywhere else, he resides almost everywhere—from under a peepal tree to the big temples.


06 March 2022
Rahul Gandhi Visits Kashi Vishwanath Temple During The Campaign

Rahul Gandhi Visits Kashi Vishwanath Temple During The Campaign

Rahul Gandhi Visits Kashi Vishwanath Temple During The Campaign


04 March 2022
Rahul Visits Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Says PM Seeks Vote On Basis Of 'Lies'

Rahul Visits Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Says PM Seeks Vote On Basis Of 'Lies'

On his arrival in Varanasi, both Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple, days before the eight assembly seats in...


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