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In Your Own Backyard

In Your Own Backyard

We’re all up for experiencing new cultures. But you’d be surprised how much there is to see and how little you probably know about your own city. Here’s Team OT unlocking your hidden treasures

24 June 2022
Varanasi International Airport Makes Announcement In Sanskrit

Varanasi International Airport Makes Announcement In Sanskrit

Varanasi’s Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport has made Sanskrit, a part of the announcement along with other languages – Hindi and English

23 June 2022

Uttar Pradesh Authorities To Recover Public Property Damage Loss From Those Involved In ‘Agnipath’ Protests

Uttar Pradesh officials said that more information about those involved in ‘Agnipath’ protests is being collected from government employees, 'secret'...

BMW Car Catches Fire On Lucknow-Varanasi Highway

BMW Car Catches Fire On Lucknow-Varanasi Highway

A defected BMW car caught fire on the Lucknow-Varanasi highway.

12 June 2022

Judge Who Ordered Video Survey Of Gyanvapi Complex Receives Threat Letter

A purported copy of the letter has gone viral on social media.

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06 June 2022
Varanasi Serial Blast Convict Waliullah Khan Sentenced To Death

Varanasi Serial Blast Convict Waliullah Khan Sentenced To Death

Two bombs exploded at Varanasi's Sankat Mochan Temple and Cantonment Railway Station on March 7, 2006, killing 20 people.


04 June 2022
Terrorist Waliullah Khan Convicted For 2006 Varanasi Serial Blasts That Killed 20

Terrorist Waliullah Khan Convicted For 2006 Varanasi Serial Blasts That Killed 20

Besides two blasts, two more bombs were recovered in Varanasi, according to reports from 2006.


01 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

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...


31 May 2022
Asaduddin Owaisi Says AIMIM Will Fight Rajasthan Elections Will Full Might

Asaduddin Owaisi Says AIMIM Will Fight Rajasthan Elections Will Full Might

Hyderabad MP and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said the party will go for an alliance at the right time in Rajasthan, however he said it will not be with the...


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30 May 2022
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
Before Gyanvapi Row, An Untold Story Of The Babri Demolition

Before Gyanvapi Row, An Untold Story Of The Babri Demolition

Despite assurances by the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who emphatically said 'We will not let another Ayodhya happen', the country may be moving...


30 May 2022
Gyanvapi: Can Vivekananda's Wisdom Heal A Wounded Civilization?

Gyanvapi: Can Vivekananda's Wisdom Heal A Wounded Civilization?

If one thought that the Ram temple would assuage the injured Hindu pride, it’s not to be. As another Ayodhya now looms large over India, Swami...


28 May 2022
Mathura Resident Files Plea In Supreme Court Challenging Places Of Worship Act

Mathura Resident Files Plea In Supreme Court Challenging Places Of Worship Act

Sections 2, 3, 4 of the Act have taken away the right to approach the court and thus right to judicial remedy has been closed, says the plea.


03 June 2022
Varanasi Diary: A Teacher Recalls And Laments Her ‘Lost City’

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.


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...


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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
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


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...


20 May 2022
Gyanvapi Mosque Case: Supreme Court Transfers Case To Varanasi District Judge Citing Sensitivity

Gyanvapi Mosque Case: Supreme Court Transfers Case To Varanasi District Judge Citing Sensitivity

The earlier order for the protection of area where 'shivling' was reportedly found and for allowing 'namaz' in mosque will remain operational.


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...


18 May 2022
Eat Like A Local: Around Varanasi Savouring Malaiyo And Chura Matar

Eat Like A Local: Around Varanasi Savouring Malaiyo And Chura Matar

An OT reader recalls her gastronomical experiences in Varanasi for our series #OTReadersWrite


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